Relief For High Assessments

first_imgRelief is in sight for Nova Scotian property owners who have beenimpacted in recent years by skyrocketing assessments, ServiceNova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Barry Barnetannounced today, Oct. 29. “Many Nova Scotians have seen their property assessment skyrocketin recent years because they live in a hot real estate market,”Mr. Barnet said. “When their assessment increases, there isusually a related increase in their municipal tax bill. Whatwe’re doing today is providing some relief to those Nova Scotianswho, through no fault of their own, have been affected by suddenand dramatic increases in property taxes.” Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations will be contactingthe estimated 65,000 Nova Scotians who may be eligible for anassessment cap. These property owners will be sent lettersexplaining the cap along with an application form. The new program allows property owners to apply for a cap on theassessed value of their property. Eligible property owners willpay property tax based on the capped amount rather than thehigher market value. To be eligible, a property must meet all the criteria, whichinclude being at least 50 per cent owned by a Nova Scotiaresident, is residential with no more than three dwelling unitsor is vacant taxable resource property, and have a propertyassessment increase that exceeds the cap. The base year is 2001, and the cap for the subsequent years is 15per cent increase in 2002, 15 per cent in 2003, 10 per cent in2004 and 10 per cent in 2005. The program will become effectivebeginning with the 2005-06 municipal taxation year. Applications, which will be mailed to potentially eligibleproperty owners, must be received by Service Nova Scotia andMunicipal Relations by Nov. 30. Applicants will be informed inFebruary 2005 if they are eligible for the cap program. For moreinformation, see the website at .last_img read more

No shortage of medicines phone restriction helped save lives JK Guv

first_imgNew Delhi: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday denied that there was any shortage of medicines and essential commodities in Jammu and Kashmir and said communication curbs helped save many lives there.Mailk also said no life has been lost in Jammu and Kashmir due to any violence in the last 10 days after the abrogation of the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir and its division into two Union Territories.”If blockade of communication helps saves lives, what is the harm?” he told reporters when asked to comment on how long the restrictions will continue. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsMalik said that in the past, whenever there was a crisis in Kashmir, at least 50 people used to die in the first week itself.”Our attitude that there should be no loss of human life. ’10 din telephone nahi honge, nahi honge, lekin hum bahut jaldi sab wapas kar denge. (If there is no phone connection for 10 days, so be it. But, we will restore everything soon),” he said.Malik said there has been no shortage of medicines and essential commodities anywhere in Jammu and Kashmir and enough stocks were available for the people to buy. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday”In fact, we delivered meat, vegetables and eggs to people’s doorsteps on Eid,” he said.The Governor was in the national capital to pay his last respect to former Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, who passed away on Saturday at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here.Fondly remembering Jaitley, Malik said it was the departed leader who had insisted him to take up the responsibility as the Jammu and Kashmir Governor last year. “I was advised by Arun Jaitley to take up the responsibility as Governor. He told me that it will be historic. He also told me that his in-laws are from Jammu,” he said.last_img read more

Proposed sterilization lawsuit filed in Saskatoon court over tubal ligations

first_imgSASKATOON – A proposed class action lawsuit against Canada’s attorney general, the Saskatchewan government, the province’s health regions and doctors who allegedly coerced Indigenous women to undergo sterilization has been filed in Saskatoon’s Court of Queen’s Bench.The statement of claim was filed about three months after the Saskatoon Health Region released the findings of a six-month external review into Indigenous women who had tubal ligation.A judge needs to sign off on the statement of claim before it moves forward as a class action suit.The lawsuit, if certified, would seek damages for each plaintiff.Two women are currently listed as plaintiffs but more women in Saskatchewan could be included if the lawsuit is approved.The statement of claim states the women’s charter rights, including their right to life, liberty and security and their right to receive health care free of discrimination, were breached.Other damages listed include future cost of care, punitive or exemplary damages, and general damages for “lost opportunity,” among others.After the report was released, federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said it was an indication of racism in a health-care system that remains biased against Aboriginal women.The report was researched and compiled by Yvonne Boyer, a lawyer and a Canada Research Chair at Manitoba’s Brandon University, and Dr. Judith Bartlett, a physician and researcher.The report suggested some Indigenous women from Saskatoon and the surrounding area were coerced into having their Fallopian tubes clamped or severed after giving birth in hospital.Most of the women who were interviewed for the report either did not recall consenting to the procedure, or did so because they were exhausted and too overwhelmed to fight any longer, the researchers found.In response to the findings, the Saskatoon Health Region said it deeply regrets what happened, acknowledging it failed to treat the women with the respect, compassion and support they deserve.(CTV Saskatoon)last_img read more

Washington sees in Morocco key regional actor officials of Department of

first_imgWashington – For the USA, Morocco is a key regional actor, said top officials of the Department of State who were briefing via teleconference accredited reporters with the US diplomacy on the tour by Secretary of State John Kerry in several MENA countries.We consider that Morocco, where Kerry is expected to arrive on November 11, is a key regional actor, they said on Sunday in Washington.They added that Rabat and Washington are linked by a strategic dialogue, an FTA enforced in 2006 and a Millennium account challenge compact worth 700 million dirhams. The upcoming visit by John Kerry and the Morocco-US strategic dialogue highlight the special, long-standing partnership between America and the Kingdom, spokesperson of the Department of State Jen Psaki said on Thursday.last_img

Ivorian President in Morocco to Take Part in COP22

Abidjan – Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara arrived on Sunday in Marrakech to take part in the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-22).During his visit to the Kingdom, President Ouattara will hold talks with several heads of state and other personalities, Cote d’Ivoire’s presidency said in a statement.Ivorian President will visit France on Tuesday, November 22, where he will hold talks with French President, François Hollande, the same source said. The COP 22 is an opportunity to debate and discuss several issues relating in particular to agriculture, food security, energy, industry, transport and water.The event is taking place in Bab Ighli village, which extends over an area of nearly 300,000 m2.Around 20,000 delegates from 196 countries are gathering at the COP 22. read more

In Cameroon Ban urges less talk more action to achieve targets on

10 June 2010Africa, with its limitless potential, can achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in Cameroon today, calling for “less talk, more action” to help the continent meet the globally-backed targets. Africa, with its limitless potential, can achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in Cameroon today, calling for “less talk, more action” to help the continent meet the globally-backed targets.“As I see it, delivering for the people of Africa is a matter of commitment,” Mr. Ban told Cameroon’s National Assembly.“Africa’s people need neither pity nor charity,” he said in the capital, Yaoundé. “They need only the tools to create jobs and generate incomes.”Developed countries must follow through on their aid commitments and also ensure that African products are not priced out of markets by heavy import taxes, the Secretary-General stressed.The continent requires a “true partnership,” one where donors listen to recipients and adapt their help to Africa’s needs, he said.Mr. Ban noted that of the MDGs – eight targets agreed on by world leaders with a 2015 expiration date – maternal health is the area that has lagged the furthest behind. “Yet if we can succeed here, we will touch off a virtuous ‘ripple-effect’ through all the Goals.”He also underscored that “Africa, too, has a promise to keep,” since sustainable development initiatives can only successful if there is both peace and good governance.The Secretary-General hailed the continent’s shift from a principle of “non-interference” to one of “non-indifference,” calling for Africa to continue to building on this momentum.He underscored the need for peaceful, credible and transparent elections, noting that “we cannot allow the will of the people to be thwarted by electoral fraud.”He also spoke out against unconstitutional changes of government, corruption, nepotism and tyranny.“Without sustained development, Africa will not attain the Millennium Development Goals,” Mr. Ban said. “And without achieving the Millennium Development Goals, Africa will not find the promise and prosperity that its people so richly deserve.”While in Cameroon, he met with President Paul Biya and visited the city of Mbalmayo to see first-hand the UN’s work on a range of MDG-related projects in areas such as water, income generation and gender empowerment.The Secretary-General, who arrived in the country from Burundi, also met with UN staff members.He will return to South Africa, where he started his latest visit to the continent, overnight and will attend the opening match of the soccer World Cup in Johannesburg tomorrow.This is the Secretary-General’s second trip to Africa this month, and it will also take him to Benin and Sierra Leone.Last week, he visited Malawi and Uganda, and later in June he will travel to Gabon, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where a UN peacekeeping mission – known as MONUC – has been in operation for 11 years. read more

Sri Lanka enters into visa waiver agreement with Philippines

The Agreement shall enter into force when the two Parties inform each other of the completion of internal procedures and the respective mechanisms being put in place.This is the second successive Agreement concluded between the Governments of Sri Lanka and the Philippines during this year demonstrating inter-alia the strong, mutual desire and commitment of the two countries to further elevate the existing close and friendly relations. Philippines Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Perfecto R. Yasay,Jr., and Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the Philippines Mrs. Aruni Ranaraja signed the Agreement on behalf of the two countries. The signing of the Agreement is a significant milestone of the bilateral relations as the two countries reach 55 years of Diplomatic relations in 2016. Sri Lanka and the Philippines further cemented relations with the signature of Visa Waiver Agreement for Diplomatic and Official Passport Holders today at the Carlos P. Garcia Conference Room of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila.The Agreement facilitates holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports of the two countries to enter and stay in the territory of either country up to thirty (30) days without having to obtain prior visa. Assistant Secretary Millicent Cruz-Paredes of the Office of Asian and Pacific Affairs, Ambassador Leah Basinag-Ruiz, Chief Coordinator, Office of the Secretary, Assistant Secretary Frank R. Cimafranca of Office of the Consular Affairs, Ms. Angelica C. Escalona, Executive Director of Consular Affairs, Mr. Raly L. Tejada, Executive Director of Protocol, Ms. Leah C. Rodriguez, Director of Public Diplomacy, Ms. Jaybee B. Arguillas, Principal Assistant of Visa Division, Office of Consular Affairs and Mrs. Sewwandi de Silva, Second Secretary &Head of Chancery of the Embassy of Sri Lanka, were present at the signing ceremony today. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Parts of North shuts down protest in Kilinochchi

Parts of the North shut down today while a mass protest was staged in Kilinochchi demanding concrete answers to concerns on human rights violations related to the war.The protest took place as the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) began it’s 40th session in Geneva today with Sri Lanka on the agenda. Families of the missing were among those who took part in the protest in Kilinochchi. (Colombo Gazette)

Burkina Faso UNAfrican Union mission encouraged by commitment to restore order

“The joint mission is encouraged by the commitment of the parties to resolving the crisis peacefully and in accordance with the national constitution,” said UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric, in a press briefing at UN Headquarters this afternoon.The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for West Africa, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, arrived in Ouagadougou on 31 October as part of a joint mission that also includes the President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States and the African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs.As part of its consultations, the spokesperson said, the joint mission met yesterday with the President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, in his capacity as the Chairman of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of States and Governments.The spokesperson also noted that Mr. Chambas briefed Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe in Lomé on the progress of the ongoing consultations.“All interlocutors concurred that the transitional process in Burkina Faso should be in line with constitutional provisions,” the spokesperson said. read more

SEHA FINAL4 RK Vardar chase Veszprem for regional title

SEHA FINAL 4 RK Vardar are the second finalists of the SEHA GAZPROM Final4 in Varaždin. The Macedonian champions beat PPD Zagreb 26:24 (12:10) in noisy atmosphere of Varazdin Arena, where match was followed by 5.000, mostly, Croatian fans. Raul Gonzales team had control over the results and showed more led by 7-meter shoter Dejan Manaskov 6(5), Alex Dujshebaev five and Luka Cindrič, who scored four goals.For PPD Zagreb, Zlatko Horvat netted six goals (five from 7-meter)STATISTICSSEHA GAZPROM FINAL between RK Vardar and MVM Veszprem will be played on Sunday – 19.o0 hrs.PHOTO: SEHA ← Previous Story MVM Veszprem at SEHA GAZPROM Final after penalty shot-out Next Story → VIDEO: Domagoj Pavlović roller coaster…

A great day for Europe MEPs approve EUs budget for the next

first_imgTHE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT has approved the EU’s nearly one trillion euro budget for the next seven years.The budget was approved by a large majority of 682 MEPs and will mark the first-ever trimmed-back, long-term budget for EU institutions to spend from the period 2014 to 2020.While conservatives and the socialists united to pass the measure, the Greens and the radical left voted against.“This is a great day for Europe,” European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said today. “The European Parliament has given its final blessing to the European budget from 2014 until 2020, thus bringing successfully an end to long negotiations. Now, the Council can seal the deal shortly.” Known as the Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF), the budget provides for €908 billion in payments against €960 billion in funding commitments which is 3.7 per cent and 3.5 per cent less than in the previous 2007-2013 budget.The budget is geared towards the EU’s overarching priorities to create sustainable growth, jobs and competitiveness.Today’s vote marks the end of a battle that has gone back and forth between the European Commission, member states and MEPs in recent months.Ireland’s presidency of the EU in the first half of this year saw significant progress, with an agreement reached by the parliament in July, but there have been further hurdles to clear in recent months.While austerity-minded governments in countries like Britain, as well as the Commission, wanted to cut back on EU spending, MEPs from peripheral EU countries wanted more funding to boost jobs and growth.The last step for the seven-year blueprint will be formal approval in the coming days by the European Council of member states.Read: EU Budget for 2014 agreed after marathon overnight talksRead: EU avoids its own shutdown after MEPs agree to fill €2.7bn funding shortfallPreviously: European Parliament approves epic €960 billion budget after months of squabblinglast_img read more

XIM3 brings highprecision mouse keyboard controls to the Xbox 360

first_imgHaving grown up playing first-person shooters on a PC, any attempt I make to play such games on a console has been met with me thinking “this would be so much better with a keyboard and mouse”.Unless the game is terrible, I keep playing and make do with the joypad as a controller. But if I had the option of plugging in a keyboard and mouse I would probably use it. Well, if you are a 360 gamer that option now exists thanks to the XIM3 adaptor.AdChoices广告The XIM3 consists of a small LCD display and 4 USB ports. Each port allows for a connection to your Xbox 360, keyboard, mouse, and 360 joypad, all of which need to be connected for the system to work. The joypad also allows for navigation of the XIM3 settings–you do not need a PC at any point.The most important feature of the XIM3 is the real-time command transfer, so there is no lag between your keyboard and mouse input and the game. As far as the 360 is concerned, you are using a joypad to input commands.Configuration controls are included on the XIM3 to allow you to configure on a per game basis. There’s also 10 Smart Transitions specifically for setting up mouse precision and overcoming dead zones which can differ depending on the game being played. Watch the video below for more information on this:If you want mouse and keyboard control on your 360, then this does look to be the best option at the moment. However, it’s not cheap and you can expect to pay $149.99.Read more at XIM3, via  HotHardwareMatthew’s OpinionI’m sure a lot of 360 gamers will have an issue with this and its potential to improve a user’s performance in multiplayer on games like Modern Warfare 2. It’s true that keyboard and mouse do allow for more accurate movement, but a seasoned joypad user should be able to match a XIM3 player. It’s when you put two new players in a room that you’ll probably see the XIM3 give an advantage.This video of the XIM3 being used with Halo 3 shows accelerated turning while allowing for accurate aiming. So yes, it does offer an advantage if such settings are used.At $149.99, I doubt you will see many players making the investment. But for some, the draw of being able to use keyboard and mouse input will be enough to warrant the investment.last_img read more

How to secure your online existence

first_imgIn a world where many of us live large chunks of our personal and professional lives in a web browser, there should be nothing more important than the security of our online information. We broadcast our locations, our shopping habits, our innermost thoughts through a browser to the services we trust to keep that information safe. While we can hold the keepers of our information responsible for any vulnerabilities on their end, we own the keys to the front door. It is the responsibility of the user to keep themselves secure, and there are plenty of tools out there to help you do exactly that.Choosing a great passwordSomewhere along the way we got confused about what a good password is. We listen to these security experts that tell us we should have four capital letters, two numbers, and a handful of special characters. I am immediately reminded of XKCD cartoonist Randall Monroe’s comic on password strength, which demonstrates the two sided problem with making your password a ridiculous array of randomness. Larger than this problem, however, are the users whose passwords are single dictionary words or dates that coincide with events that are easy to figure out.Even today three of the top 10 passwords are “password”, “1234567”, and “qwerty”, and while a complicated jumble of letters and numbers are much more secure than those, you can still do better.It never hurts to test your password. There are a handful of services out there that will tell you how secure you password is, but my personal favorite is This service is free, easy to use, and gives you some base guidelines on making your password more secure. The best way to use a service like this is to come up with a password similar to the one you want to use, and enter it on the website — it’s probably not the smartest thing in the world to use your actual password.This service will give you a good starting point, and a clear idea of what a strong password will look like. Once you have a great password, you will already be safer than most but there’s still more you can do.Two-factor authenticationPasswords can be guessed, leaked, or they can be accidentally given out. There are still plenty of people out there that tape their password to the underside of their keyboard or on a sticky note in their desk. While this can be avoided, there are other ways to keep yourself secure. PayPal, Gmail, Facebook, and Dropbox are the leaders of a list that use an additional security layer called two-factor authentication (often seen as TFA or 2FA).What TFA does is allow you to have a secondary password that you enter when you sign in to the service. The second password is usually generated fresh ever 30 (or so) seconds) and is handled though a smartphone app or small device. The generated password is usually just a few numbers, which is fine because it is usable for just long enough for you to sign in to the service, and then it changes.Paypal, Battle.Net, and your bank account provide you with a keyfob that generates the key, as long as you are willing to pay for it (about $30 generally). The keyfobs only work for one service, so by the end of the day your keychain isn’t likely to fit in your pocket. The most common form of two-factor authentication is to just send the code to your phone. Facebook, for example, will send you a text message with the secondary password, which is only good for a few seconds. Google has a public service that any company can use to add TFA to their service, and the Google Authentication app dispenses the passwords from your phone. Dropbox is one such company that uses the Google Authenticator when you setup authentication on their service.This adds a great layer of security to your services, but hinges on your ability to not lose your phone or a small thumb device. While it is less likely that your phone will be stolen to gain access to your services, it’s not impossible. More likely, however, is that your phone simply not be able to deliver the information to you. If your phone breaks, or you have exhausted the battery after a long day, you are no longer able to access your online services that you aren’t already signed in to.Secure password storageThe truth is that two-factor authentication is exhausting, and the recovery process if anything happens to your phone is painfully tedious. It’s very secure, but really not something that I think the average user would put themselves through. Let’s face it, most people really doesn’t even like passwords. In a perfect world, the computer would just log them in to everything and no one would ever have to think about passwords because all of the security would just be done for them. This isn’t so much fantasy as an actual way to secure your digital services by allowing a program to generate your login credentials for all of the services you use.The greatest example of this is LastPass. Lastpass is a quick install onto your computer and an add-on to your web browser. Every time you want to go to a website, LastPass will generate a secure password for that service and store it for you securely. It’s so secure that even you don’t know what it is, unless you write it down or memorize the randomly generated key.After that, you can access the information from your LastPass vault, but typically you would only access that to add or remove security features or auto-fill information for specific websites. The whole idea is that you aren’t responsible for your security online, LastPass is. If you pay for the premium service, you can use the LastPass app to help keep yourself secure when not at the PC.Just as your password is only as secure as you are, your LastPass account is guarded by a login that you control. While it is convenient to have one password to a system that authorizes secure passwords for everything, there’s not really a lot of benefit if someone gains access to your LastPass account. In the end, it all comes back to how secure you are with that one password. Unless, of course, you decided to take things one step further and add two factor authentication to your LastPass.LastPass is a popular password manager, but it’s far from alone. There is also 1Password, RoboForm, KeePass, and others.YubikeyAs a standalone device, a Yubikey is a fantastic tool for any security conscious individual. This product allows a physical USB key to be your password for certain things. It can be setup, for example, so that your computer only unlocks when the Yubikey is inserted and the password from the Yubikey is offered. In most versions of the Yubikey there’s a button on board that transmits the password when you press it. As long as the private key from the Yubikey matches the one stored on your PC, the password generated by the Yubikey will unlock the device. There are variations of these devices that can even fit entirely inside the USB port, or run on NFC instead of having a physical button. These devices start at about $25.When you use the Yubikey in conjunction with another security service, such as LastPass or Symantec VIP, Yubikey becomes a new kind of two-factor authentication. Instead of relying on keyfobs, apps, or SMS to receive what you need to login to your account, the Yupikey itself generates the key needed to access these services. This removes the potential threats generated by someone getting a hold of your phone or a malicious app on your phone intercepting the SMS.Final thoughtsThere’s no such thing as being 100% secure, unless you live your digital life on a airgap network and don’t use any of the online services available today. For the most part, however, people are a secure as they want to be. There’s no shortage of tools out there to improve that security, and especially in a world where the services we use are routinely under attack, it makes good sense to consider additional security options.last_img read more

Pannoniasaurus une nouvelle espèce de monstre aquatique découverte en Hongrie

first_imgPannoniasaurus, une nouvelle espèce de monstre aquatique découverte en HongriePubliant leurs travaux le 19 décembre sur PLoS ONE, des chercheurs hongrois et canadiens ont découvert en Hongrie les fossiles d’une nouvelle espèce de mosasaure qui – contrairement aux autres membres de cette famille de reptiles disparus, tous océaniques – vivait en eau douce.Avec son crâne aplati comme celui d’un crocodile, sa queue différente de celle de ses cousins et ses pattes semblables à celles d’un lézard, Pannoniasaurus ne ressemble guère aux autres mosasauridae connus, dotés, eux, de palettes natatoires. Qui plus est, ses restes n’ont pas été trouvés dans des roches jadis submergées par l’océan – comme c’est le cas pour tous les autres membres de cette famille – mais dans un contexte (anciennement) fluvial.Il s’agit pourtant bien d’un mosasaure, dont les fossiles ont récemment été découverts dans une mine à ciel ouvert du massif du Bakony (Hongrie occidentale) par Laszlo Makadi, du Muséum d’histoire naturelle de Hongrie, et ses collègues de l’Université de l’Alberta (Canada). Des restes appartenant à des juvéniles et des adultes qui atteignaient pas moins de 6 mètres. D’après les analyses menées par les chercheurs, cette nouvelle espèce vivait il y a environ 84 millions d’années. Les mosasaures étaient des reptiles aquatiques distincts des dinosaures, et peut-être apparentés aux varans actuels. Néanmoins, jusqu’ici, toutes les espèces découvertes avaient été identifiées comme vivant dans les océans. “Les indices que nous produisons ici indiquent clairement que, comme dans certaines lignées de cétacés, des mosasaures se sont rapidement adaptés à une variété de milieux aquatiques, avec des groupes réinvestissant des créneaux disponibles dans les habitats d’eau douce”, précise Laszlo Makadi.Le plus grand prédateur connu dans ce milieu mais pas le seul ? À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Malgré son aspect impressionnant, Pannoniasaurus n’était peut-être pas le prédateur qu’on imagine. Comme l’expliquent les chercheurs,ces petites dents suggèrent qu’ils se nourrissaient principalement de poissons, peut-être de lézards et d’amphibiens. Mais “je doute qu’il fût un prédateur gigantesque. Il ne faisait probablement qu’attraper les poissons et était parfaitement heureux comme ça”, commente pour sa part Michael Caldwell, de l’université d’Alberta.  Reste que “la taille de Pannoniasaurus en fait le plus grand prédateur connu dans les eaux de ce paléo-environnement”, indique Makadi. Pour autant, il n’était peut-être pas seul selon les chercheurs qui estiment que d’autres reptiles antiques tels que les pléiosaures et les ichtyosaures ont peut-être aussi, réussi à s’adapter à l’eau douce. (crédits illustration : Tibor Pecsics) Le 21 décembre 2012 à 09:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Chelsea in Higuain talks

first_imgChelsea open talks with Juventus over Gonzalo Higuain transfer, according to talkSPORT.Chelsea have begun negotiations with Juventus of the transfer of Gonzalo Higuain. The deal could also see Alvaro Morata move in the other to Turin.Juventus are willing to cash in on the 30-year-old striker after they completed a deal to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is hoping to conduct quick transfer business after his appointment and the club have confirmed the signing of Jorginho from Napoli.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Sarri is also believed to want a new striker with Gonzalo Higuain at the top of that list. Napoli duo of Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon have also been linked with moves to Stamford Bridge but Higuain remains the number one priority at this time.The deal to bring Higuain to London could include Alvaro Morata as Chelsea are willing to include him as a makeweight to sign Higuain.Morata could return to Juventus, a club with which he spent two years before with returning to Madrid in 2016.last_img read more

Liverpool transfer gossip French youngster becomes first January signing

first_imgEnglish side Liverpool have made their first signing of the transfer window but this time it is a deal considered to be for the future.According to ESPN FC via The Mirror, Liverpool have completed a move for 16-year-old French defender Billy Koumetio after a successful trial period.The youngster has been with Liverpool under-17s since November and has been impressive in quite a few friendlies played since then.Koumetio had previously played for French second division side US Orleans, where he joined from Lyon after an impressive string of performances.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Koumetio will start his Liverpool career in their under-16s squad and aim to work his way through the ranks to eventually reach Jurgen Klopp’s first team.Liverpool are currently leading the English Premier league table with four points ahead of closest rivals Manchester City. They face Bayern Munich in next month’s UEFA Champions League round of 16 encounters.last_img read more

Geoff Emerick Master Beatles Engineer Dies At 72

first_imgLegendary EMI/Abbey Road recording engineer Geoff Emerick, has sadly passed away at the age of 72. We are hugely honoured to be part of Emerick’s story and we are committed to ensuring his legacy lives on at the studios.— Abbey Road Studios (@AbbeyRoad) October 3, 2018 Geoff Emerick, Master Beatles Engineer, Dies At 72 He went on to  engineer Paul McCartney’s later work as well as for a litany of other greats, including America, Jeff Beck, Johnny Cash, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello, Art Garfunkel, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Mott the Hoople, Supertramp, Ultravox, Dweezil Zappa and many more. Notably one of the primary responsibilities of great engineers is to shield their artists from the effort required to achieve recording excellence, so in addition to his own creativity, it was Emerick’s gift to make it easier for creators to deliver their best. The world is eternally grateful for his contributions to music.Celebrating The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ 50th Anniversary Geoff Emerick, Master Beatles Engineer, Dies At 72 geoff-emerick-master-beatles-engineer-dies-72 Twitter Email The man whose craft and creativity is embodied in a legacy of masterpieces that show his technical excellence has passedPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Oct 3, 2018 – 4:53 pm On Oct. 2, recording engineer Geoff Emerick died of a heart attack at the age of 72. His three GRAMMY wins in the category Best Engineered Recording — Non-Classical give a small sense of the enormous contribution he made in the studio, on iconic albums nonetheless: Abbey Road, Band On The Run and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. He also received the Recording Academy’s Technical GRAMMY Award honor in 2003. Facebook “Geoff Emerick was a universally respected producer and engineer who brought creative boldness and innovation to countless recordings throughout his legendary career,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. “The Recording Academy is eternally grateful for Emerick’s support of our Producers & Engineers Wing and his time spent serving on the Advisory Council. Our creative community has lost one of its greats. He will be deeply missed but remembered as one of our industry’s true visionaries.”Emerick’s 2006 memoir Here, There And Everywhere: My Life Recording The Beatles describes how in 1962, at the age of 15,  he first went to work as an assistant engineer at Abbey Road Studios. When it was time to record music for a little-known band called the Beatles, it was the beginning of a journey which the whole world eventually shared. Ultimately becoming the band’s chief engineer, Emerick remained the expert behind decades of sonic masterpieces. News NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 3, 2018 – 4:53 pm Geoff Emerick Accepts His Technical GRAMMY Award Read more read more

Rashmi Gautam blasts person who tricked her to get her mobile number

first_imgSuper answer rashmi garu.. Some idiots  are still there in the society with cheap mentality.. Revathi_chakravarthula‏ @revathich3 @rashmigautam27 this is a new strategy for marketing so plz dnt believe these type of cheap tricks RAJESH‏ @meeRAJESH1 Karthik golagani‏ @karthikAKAjack Raj‏ @RajuDhfpcenter_img Really pity these kind of people who come up with some really ridiculous stuff to get attention,are we as a society have stooped to so low..Am hoping the answer is NO but unfortunately it’s a big YES. My dear @CelebrityMngmntii i think you got 100MM deep reply from @rashmigautam27 …  Get well soon Rashmi has become a hard hitter in recent times..every ball is a sixer. Rashmi GautamTwitterPopular TV anchor Rashmi Gautam, who is known for her boldness, has given a befitting reply to a person, who tried to trick her to get her mobile number in the name of PR Management company.It is known fact that some people in the film industry try to cheat and sexually aspiring actresses and artists and casting couch has put Tollywood to shame at the national level. Rashmi Gautam is known for voicing her opinion on everything. She was at it when a miscreant tricked her to get her phone number.A person, who claims himself to be a celebrity manager, requested Rashmi Gautam for her phone number, saying that he has lost her father’s contact number. The owner of PR_Management‏, “Hey Rashmi! This is regarding some ad shoot, I’ve lost your dad’s number can you inbox me! Regards! “In a sharp reply, Rashmi Gautam‏ tweeted, “My dad passed away when I was 12 So I don’t think u ever has my dad’s number in the very 1st place So kindly stop making fool out of people by calling yourself a PR MANAGEMENT I’m sure this is another new way of fooling naive girls And bringing shame to the industry”When Rashmi Gautam‏ started blasting PR Management, he admitted his mistake and offered an apology to her. He tweeted, “Maybe! But it’s completely mistake happened from our side. Apology! 🙂 It’s extremely our fault, apologies for that! That’s purely our mistake. Last time you’ve given someone’s contact.”Here are how Rashmi Gautam’s followers responded to the miscreants’ post:Vasant Ram P‏ @VasantRamPlast_img read more

Buy Sell Hold What stocks are analysts tracking on March 6

first_imgIndian pedestrians walk on Dalal Street – Trader’s Street – next to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai on March 7, 2014.INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty ImagesSGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50’s trend in India, signals a positive start for the domestic markets after the benchmark Sensex declined 300 points or 0.88 percent to close at 34,746 on Monday.Here are some of the stock recommendations by analysts for Monday:1. Steel Strips WheelsAxis Securities recommends ‘Buy’Target Price: Rs 1,180Current stock price: Rs 1,055About the company: Steel Strips Wheels manufactures single piece steel wheel rims for scooters, passenger cars, utility vehicles and tractors.Stock Performance: The stock has jumped 53 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 24 times forward earnings. Steel Strips Wheels has a market capitalization of Rs 16 billion.2. Godrej PropertiesHSBC recommends ‘Buy’Target Price: Rs 825Current stock price: Rs 768About the company: Godrej Properties is a real estate development company.Stock Performance: The stock has surged 110 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 80 times forward earnings. Godrej Properties has a market capitalization of Rs 166 billion.3. Zee Entertainment EnterprisesIndependent analyst Kunal Bothra recommends ‘Sell’Target Price: Rs 538Current stock price: Rs 552About the company: Zee Entertainment produces and develops Hindi films, serials, game shows and children’s programs. The company also purchases rights to Hindi films, serials and other programs from their producers on a contract basis.Stock Performance: The stock has gained 9 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 24 times forward earnings. Zee Entertainment has a market capitalization of Rs 530 billion.4. Sun PharmaCredit Suisse recommends ‘Overweight’Target Price: Rs 640Current stock price: Rs 548About the company: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries manufactures and markets pharmaceuticals for domestic and international distribution. The company’s pharmaceutical portfolio includes drugs in the areas of diabetes, cardiology, neurology, psychiatry and gastroenterology.Stock Performance: The stock has lost 19 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 19 times forward earnings. Sun Pharma has a market capitalization of Rs 1.3 trillion.5. VedantaChart Advise recommends ‘Sell’Target Price: Rs 310Current stock price: Rs 315About the company: Vedanta mines, produces, and exports base metals. The company distributes metals such as zinc, iron ore, copper, silver, and aluminium, as well as operates power plants. Vedanta also operates in oil and gas sector.Stock Performance: The stock has gained 26 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 17 times forward earnings. Vedanta has a market capitalization of Rs 1.1 trillion.Disclaimer: The recommendations provided by the research analysts are their own, and not that of the website or its management.last_img read more

Arizona Health Facility Rape Spurs Video Surveillance Push

first_imgBy TERRY TANG , Associated PressPHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is trying to catch up to 10 states with laws allowing electronic monitoring and other technology aimed at deterring abuse of vulnerable people at long-term care facilities, following the rape of an incapacitated Phoenix woman who later gave birth.Cameras are most commonly used, but they pose privacy issues, and advocates and experts disagree about their effectiveness.In this Feb. 5, 2019, file pool photo, Nathan Sutherland, accused of raping and impregnating a patient at Hacienda HealthCare, is arraigned in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Ariz. The rape of an incapacitated woman at this facility is driving Arizona to catch up to 10 states with laws or regulations governing electronic monitoring and other technology aimed at deterring abuse inside long-term care facilities. Renewed attention on safeguarding vulnerable residents at care centers comes after an incapacitated woman gave birth at the Phoenix facility in Dec. 2018. (Tom Tingle/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool, File)Some say video surveillance can help in criminal cases but may not stop attacks, while others have seen improvements and urge any effort to safeguard those who are aging, sick, disabled or otherwise unable to protect themselves.The Arizona Legislature is considering a measure that would let certain facilities install video surveillance in common areas. The providers would have to detail how to avoid privacy violations.The state would join Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington with laws or regulations allowing surveillance equipment inside nursing homes, assisted living centers and other group residential settings.“We’re looking into how to make it so parents have more reliable ways to ensure their loved ones are safe,” said Republican Rep. Nancy Barto, the measure’s sponsor. “I’m learning a lot of group homes already do this. Some of those policies are actually working.”Most of those laws place the option and cost of electronic monitoring on residents and their guardians. A majority of the laws say residents or their surrogates can put a camera or monitoring device in their rooms but must notify the facility, among other conditions.Carole Herman, founder of the advocacy group Foundation Aiding the Elderly, is not sure cameras would have helped her aunt, who died of bedsores in a nursing home but said that they might be useful in other cases.Cameras in hallways can show who is at a patient’s bedside and how often the patient is getting care, she said. She questions why any facility would oppose them.“The industry doesn’t want it obviously,” Herman said. “But if they care about these people, what’s the resistance to these cameras?”Nicole Jorwic, director of rights policy at The Arc, a national advocacy group serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, cautioned that cameras are not a “magic pill.”“Even if the law’s written perfectly well, it’s not going to capture every form of abuse and neglect,” Jorwic said.While cameras could help catch abusers, it’s not clear they’re effective at preventing violence, said Brian Lee, a former Florida long-term care public advocate who heads the advocacy group Families for Better Care.“As far as prevention, I don’t know,” Lee said, “but I’ve seen it used for prosecution.”But one expert says a properly designed closed-circuit TV system with multiple monitoring points can be a good deterrent. A common mistake is to have one monitoring area that nobody is watching, which makes cameras reactive instead of proactive tools, said Steve Wilder, president of Sorensen, Wilder & Associates, an Illinois-based health care safety and security consulting group that works primarily with hospitals and senior living communities.“A lot of facilities think cameras give the message of ‘We’re not a safe facility.’ Nothing could be further from the truth,” Wilder said.Details were not known about the security system at the Phoenix facility, where a licensed nurse is charged with sexually assaulting a 29-year-old woman who had a baby boy Dec. 29.Hacienda HealthCare said Thursday that it was closing the intermediate care facility that serves young people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and would work with the state to move patients elsewhere.After the birth, the state Department of Health Services implemented new safety measures at Hacienda, including more monitoring of patient care areas but not video cameras.The department declined to comment on the surveillance legislation Thursday.In Texas, a 2013 law allowing facilities to install and operate video surveillance equipment in common areas has made an impact, health officials said. Devices can only be placed in the state’s 13 intermediate care facilities, which serve nearly 3,000 patients with intellectual disabilities.Cameras have both confirmed and cleared staff in allegations of abuse, neglect or exploitation.“There was an initial rise as (the Department of Family Protective Services) was able to confirm cases more readily, but since then, the rates have fallen,” Carrie Williams, a Texas Health and Human Services Commission spokeswoman, said in an email.New Jersey has taken a different approach. Its “Safe Care Cam” program aims to catch abuse or neglect by allowing residents to borrow a hidden camera.A loaner camera led to the January arrest of a caretaker at an assisted living facility. The attorney general’s office said footage showed her slapping a 90-year-old bedridden woman on the hand and roughly pushing her head back onto a pillow several times. The victim couldn’t communicate verbally because of a stroke.In Arizona, the lawmaker behind the camera legislation said it has “a good chance” of passing. As chairwoman of the House Health & Human Services Committee, Barto can likely get the measure a hearing.Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, is usually skeptical of regulations and has touted his record of rolling them back, but the Republican has ordered agencies to improve protections for people with disabilities.Arizona also is considering legislation that would require facilities like Hacienda to get a state license and conduct background checks of employees that care for clients. So far, neither bill is scheduled for a vote.___Associated Press national writer Matt Sedensky in New York City contributed to this report.last_img read more