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Delhi HC seeks UPSC Hry stands on plea against appointment of Yadava

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court Thursday sought stands of the UPSC and Haryana government on a plea against the appointment of state’s police chief Manoj Yadava, claiming the Supreme Court’s directions on selection and appointment of DGPs were “not being followed”.Justice Suresh Kait also issued notice to Yadava, asking him to file his reply on the petition and listed the matter for further hearing on July 11. The court was hearing a petition by IPS officer Prabhat Ranjan Deo seeking quashing of the recommendation and empanelment of Yadava by the Union Public Service Commission and his appointment as Haryana director general of police by the state government’s February 18 order. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’During the hearing, the counsel representing UPSC argued that Deo has chosen a wrong forum. Instead of the high court, he should have approached the Central Administrative Tribunal which has jurisdiction on all-India service matters, he added. Deo’s counsel Ajit Kumar Sinha and Ashwarya Sinha opposed the UPSC argument, contending that the high court has the jurisdiction over the matter as Yadava was not discharging any duty for the Union of India but was doing it for the state. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThey said Deo was not even considered for promotion to the post even though he has a “blemishless record of over 30 years of service”. The counsel said despite being the senior most and fully eligible, Deo was superseded and not even considered by the UPSC for empanelment for the DGP post. The Haryana government’s counsel produced a letter written by the state’s Home Department to the UPSC regarding eligibility criteria and completion of 30 years of service for empanelment of officers for the post of DGP. The letter stated that Yadava is an IPS officer of the 1988 batch as he was selected for the IPS on the basis of the 1987 civil services examination. He joined the IPS on August 21, 1989, but in view of a 1991 judgement of the Supreme Court he was assigned by the Ministry of Home Affairs August 1988 as the deemed date of joining the service. It said on the basis of this judgement, the MHA had deemed Yadava and 20 similarly-placed IPS officers as having joined the service from 1988, categorising them as “exempted probationers’ and according their seniority since then. The counsel for the MHA told the court that in the petition, no relief was sought against the Centre and it was not required to file any reply. The petition by IPS officer Deo has also sought a stay on appointment of Yadava as the state’s DGP. “The senior most and reputed officer such as the petitioner (Deo) will be forced to w New Delhi, Apr 11 (PTI) The Delhi High Court Thursday sought stands of the UPSC and Haryana government on a plea against the appointment of state’s police chief Manoj Yadava, claiming the Supreme Court’s directions on selection and appointment of DGPs were “not being followed”. Justice Suresh Kait also issued notice to Yadava, asking him to file his reply on the petition and listed the matter for further hearing on July 11. The court was hearing a petition by IPS officer Prabhat Ranjan Deo seeking quashing of the recommendation and empanelment of Yadava by the Union Public Service Commission and his appointment as Haryana director general of police by the state government’s February 18 order.last_img read more

Solving private schoolrelated issues Delhi govts top priority

first_imgNEW DELHI: After the election, the issues with the private schools’ hike in the fees and resolving the complaints regarding such would get priority in the Delhi government. The government has already ordered an audit of all the private schools.The government officials said that the private school, in question, has raised its fees, development charges and annual charges by 10 to 15 per cent without informing or taking permission from the government. The Delhi government had ordered an audit of seven years of the school’s financial records after receiving complaints from parents. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThe official also alleged that in the 2018-19 session, many schools had collected money more than the actual fees. “In some schools, we have ordered the school to return the extra fees within 30 days or face action. Else it has to tell the parents that it’ll adjust the extra fees in the coming months,” said an official. This month Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia said he has ordered an FIR against a private school in South Delhi, claiming that authorities were storing 2,500 litres of diesel in the school’s basement, causing a potential fire-safety crisis. Sisodia said this was found in an independent investigative raid of K R Mangalam School in Greater Kailash, after complaints by parents of administrative malpractices. This year Delhi government-run schools improved their performance, making it the best ever, by taking the pass percentage in Class XII CBSE exams from 90% last year to 94.22 per cent this year. In the results, announced on Thursday, Delhi government schools also performed better than private schools in the city for the fourth consecutive year, with a success 3.5 percentage points higher than the latter.last_img read more

UN panel calls for new global reserve credit systems to avert future

10 September 2009A high-level United Nations commission on the world financial crisis today called for a new global reserve system that does not rely on a single currency like the dollar, a new global credit facility to complement the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and a new global coordination council that would be more inclusive than the current G20 bloc of countries. A high-level United Nations commission on the world financial crisis today called for a new global reserve system that does not rely on a single currency like the dollar, a new global credit facility to complement the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and a new global coordination council that would be more inclusive than the current G20 bloc of countries.“This was not just a problem of something going wrong with the plumbing, and you call in a plumber and you unclog the pipes and everything goes back to where it was,” the commission chairman, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, told a news conference ahead of the release of its report on 22 September.“These problems reflect deeper systemic problems that have to be addressed and we cannot and we should not go back to the world as it was prior to the crisis… the crisis highlights many inadequacies in our in our global financial architecture.”Even after fixing the banking crisis there will most likely going be a problem of insufficient aggregate demand to stimulate the global economy since savings rates are already increasing in the United States, “which may be good for their balance sheets, but it means that the problem of aggregate demand is quite serious,” he said.Much of the current help to developing countries is in the form of loans, with much of what the IMF gives in short-term loans, but developing countries do not want to go back into debt. “One of the concerns that the Commission had was the belief that there should be a diversity of mechanisms through which funds are disbursed,” Mr. Stiglitz added.Turning to the idea of a new global economic coordination council, he said it would “help identify problems in the global economic structure, propose alternative ways of addressing those problems.”He cited the need for coordination in regulatory structures. “The notion of self-regulation… is really rather absurd. It became part of the prevalent paradigm but it was clearly wrong,” he stressed.“It’s going to require rethinking a lot of the premises in the way people thought of economic policies. For instance, a mantra was capital market and financial market liberalization, a kind of extreme deregulation, but we now know that that was wrong.” Mr. Stiglitz said that in a world of globalization it does not make sense to have a single currency, the currency of one country, as the basis of a global economic system. “It makes sense to move towards a global reserve system… [that] would be both more stable, would help invigorate global aggregate demand and would actually be more equitable than the current system,” he added.“Under the current system developing countries are lending trillions of dollars to the reserve currencies, to the United States, at essentially zero interest rates. Now it’s a kind of foreign aid to the United States, and some people might say the United States needs some foreign aid, but it’s not what you might call an equitable system. A global system would increase the stability of the financial system. Everybody would benefit.”The panel of experts from various disciplines is known officially as the Commission of Experts of the President of the General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System and Assembly President Miguel d’Escoto said it had now provided “a comprehensive analysis” on all issues discussed at the meeting on the crisis that he convened in June. It will serve “not merely to restore life to our economy, but even more, to build a global ecology that offers hope, economic security, and sustainability not for a few, but for all of our brothers and sisters on this planet,” he added. read more

Colombias indigenous people seriously threatened by Governmentrebel conflict

“This tragedy remains largely invisible,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told a news briefing in Geneva. “Indigenous lands tend to be in remote and strategically important areas where irregular armed groups are heavily present.“Crimes and human rights abuses against indigenous people often go unreported and stay unpunished,” she added, citing a recent report of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC), according to which more than 19,000 indigenous families were forced to flee their homes and territories since the start of this year alone.“This is the first time that such detailed figures on the impact of the conflict on indigenous people are available, thanks to the nationwide database and reporting system ONIC put into place with the support of UNHCR,” Ms. Pagonis said in the latest of several warnings the agency has issued this year on the impact of the four decades of fighting between Government forces, leftist rebels and rightwing paramilitaries“The findings highlight the extreme vulnerability of Colombia’s indigenous groups to forced displacement.” According to ONIC, more than 1,600 indigenous people were murdered in the past 20 years, 60 per cent of them during the past five years. Some groups like the Wiwa people in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in the north lost up to 12 members in the first eight months of this year alone out of an estimated population of 1,850The report cited the massive displacement of some 14,000 members of the Nasa people in western Colombia this summer, adding that many of Colombia’s more than 80 indigenous groups are also at risk.In October, hundreds of Qechwa people fled fighting in southern Putumayo department and fresh fighting and more displacement were reported this week. In Chocó, in the north-west, hundreds of Embera people are under constant and unrelenting threat of losing their ancestral homeland.Displacement is “doubly catastrophic for indigenous communities,” Ms. Pagonis stressed. “Indigenous culture is closely linked to the land and displacement often leads to the total collapse of traditional authority and cultural patterns. Like many other displaced people, indigenous families often end up in big urban centres where they face huge difficulties making a new life in an alien environment.” read more

Surrender or starve strategy signals deeper agony ahead for civilians in Aleppo

The situation of civilians in Aleppo is “critical and demands immediate attention and response,” a United Nations-mandated human rights panel warned today, expressing grave for the safety of the war-raved city’s people, including some 100,000 children, and urging countries with influence to pressure the parties to the conflict in Syria to return to political negotiations. “The situation in Aleppo city has been catastrophic for many years. As unthinkable as it is, the current attacks suggest the agony of its civilians is about to deepen,” the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria said in a statement. “These attacks appear to form the prelude to a siege, designed to force the capture of the city through an already-documented strategy of ‘surrender or starve’,” it added. According to the Commission, civilians are being killed in the city due to daily aerial bombardments by Government and pro-Government forces, while many have also died trapped under rubble of collapsed buildings surrounding impact sites. Subsequent strikes have killed first responders, including members of the Syrian Civil Defence, as they attempted to rescue survivors. Additionally, the bombardments have also destroyed more than 25 hospitals and clinics since January, killing patients and medical staff. Among the healthcare facilities destroyed are maternity hospitals, paediatric units and emergency wards. “Those inside the armed group-held neighbourhoods describe lives of horror, under near-constant threat of death from airstrikes. There is limited food, water, and supplies for babies and infants. Access to medical care in these areas is largely non-existent,” said the Commission, underlining the dire situation of the civilians in the city. Alessandra Vellucci, Spokesperson for the UN Office in Geneva, underscores the urgent need to protect civilians living amidst on-going attacks in the city of Aleppo. Credit: UN News Centre The situation of civilians in Government-controlled area is equally desperate as scores have been killed by indiscriminate ground shelling of armed groups, as coalitions including Ahrar al-Sham, Jaysh al-Islam, and the terrorist group Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (previously Jabhat al-Nusra) mount their counteroffensive against Government attack, the statement added. More than two million civilians in the city do not have access to running water, and markets, bakeries and water pumping stations have been destroyed in airstrikes and barrel bombings. Concerning the establishment of humanitarian corridors, being discussed at various fora, the Commission underlined that humanitarian corridors, if put in place, must be set up and implemented in a manner that complies with key humanitarian principles. It stressed that civilians who choose to remain must have unhindered access to life-saving humanitarian assistance. “Regardless of the existence of humanitarian corridors, the warring parties’ legal obligation not to direct attacks against civilians and civilian targets remains,” the Commission added. Underscoring that even wars have rules, the Commission expressed that the attacks on Aleppo city, even if in accordance with the laws of war, will only further devastate the civilian population. Urging UN Member State, particularly those supporting parties to the conflict, to pressure a return to political negotiations, the Commission expressed: “Until that time, and before our eyes, Syrian men, women and children continue to pay the highest price.” The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria was established on 22 August 2011 by the UN Human Rights Council with a mandate to investigate all alleged violations of international human rights law since March 2011 in the country. read more

Ohio State womens basketball tops Florida Atlantic 9188 in home opener

Sophomore guard Ameryst Alston (14) drives to the basket during a game against Florida Atlantic Nov. 10 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 91-88.Credit: Ryan Robey / Lantern photographerAfter an 11-0 run to start the game, the Ohio State women’s basketball team never looked back.OSU (2-0, 0-0) captured its first home victory of the season, beating Florida Atlantic, 91-88 Sunday.Sophomore guards Cait Craft and Ameryst Alston led the Buckeyes in scoring with 29 and 28 points, respectively. Craft’s 29 points marked a career high.Compared to last year when she only scored 33 points all season, Craft attributes her success to finally getting the chance to play.“Last year, I wasn’t healthy for the majority of the year,” Craft said in a press conference after the game. “I sat out with a concussion for two weeks, played for a little bit, then had a back injury for the last few months of the season. So this year, I’m 100 percent healthy and haven’t had any problems yet.”Craft joked about how she was a better shooter than her brother, guard for OSU’s men’s basketball team, senior Aaron Craft.“Aaron claimed that he beat me in the last game of ‘PIG,’ which is correct, but he does not always beat me, he lies,” Craft said. “My win-to-loss ratio in shooting games with Aaron is way higher than his.”On Sunday, the largest lead the Buckeyes held was 23 points in the first half. FAU was able to battle through the game and cut that lead to one point, twice in the final two minutes. Senior center Darryce Moore was able to convert a 3-point play after being fouled on a layup with less than a minute to go. FAU hit a three with 35 seconds left to bring the different back to one. But Alston hit two free throws and to lock up an OSU victory. FAU’s desperation shot at the buzzer was waved off.Alston said she felt no pressure shooting with the game on the line.“Well I knew I was going to make them,” Alston said laughing. “I always look at them as free throws, they’re free.”The Buckeyes, plagued with injury, only played seven women. OSU was also without junior guard Raven Ferguson who was suspended for the first three games of the season for a violation of team rules.Coach Kevin McGuff said fitness was definitely a factor in allowing FAU back into the game.“It’s not ideal to play a game and only play with seven people,” McGuff said. “We definitely got tired. I think we let it affect us too much. We got tired because our players play hard … We got to push through.”McGuff also announced that junior guard Shelbi Honeycutt will be transferring to a school in her home state of Arkansas.“She decided she is going to leave and get closer to home,” McGuff said. “Hopefully somewhere where she might be afforded a little more playing time. But she’s a good kid and we certainly wish her the best.”The win was McGuff’s first home win as a Buckeye.OSU’s next game is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Vid Kavticnik 8 months out

Slovenian right wing-back, Vid Kavticnik (28) will be 8 month out of handball. He got injured at the EHF CL TOP 16 match of his Montpellier against F.C Barcelona 30:28 last Sunday. After eight years he repeated injury of knee ligaments and for him is season over.Kavitcnik doesn’t want play for Slovenian NT since EHF EURO 2010 in Austria.Before France, he was in THW Kiel and Gorenje Velenje. Gorenje VelenjeHC MontpellierTHW KielVid Kavtičnik ← Previous Story Steffen Weinhold signs for SG Flensburg! Next Story → Kai Wandschneider, new coach of HSG Wetzlar

Heres What Happened Today Monday

first_imgNEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news…Heavy machinery removing burning waste from inside the Ballymount Industrial Estate. Pic: Mark Stedman/Photocall IrelandIRELANDIreland is to ban e-cigarettes for under-18s, Health Minister James Reilly announced.A priest said he ‘bored’ armed burglars out of his home in Dublin.There could be up to 500 jobs in Cork on the way as Tyco proposes a move to the city.Former solicitor, Mary Miley, has been jailed for three years for borrowing €900k on false and forged documentation. [RTE]Fire units will remain at Ballymount Industrial estate for a number of days.The Garda Ombudsman is to be asked to investigate the penalty points controversy, a move welcomed by the Garda Commissioner.A man was questioned over the killing of Kevin Kearney, whose body was found in a pond.GAA referee Shane Hourigan died in a road crash in Limerick.A man will be sentenced in March for the rape of two young girls in a Westmeath town. [RTE]It was ‘unfair’ of the HSE to reject an application from a boy with ADHD for the Long Term Illness Scheme, the Ombudsman has said.Kerry is now a ‘stargazing reserve’, thanks to its ‘dark sky’.There could be another referendum – this time on the offence of blasphemy.Irish Water’s staffing numbers will ‘reduce over time’, the ESRI has said. WORLDEmergency workers continue the search for victims in a frozen nursing home that went on fire. Pic: Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press/Press Association Images#AMERICA A high school student set himself on fire inside a school cafeteria.#UK Nigella Lawson won’t be jailed for her admission of drug use.#SYRIA Journalists from rival Syrian sides came close to blows in Geneva during peace talks.#PHILIPPINES Police officers are accused of playing ‘torture roulette’ with inmates of a detention facility.#ITALY An Italian court has heard that the Concordia captain ‘refused the chance‘ to return to the sinking ship.#QUEBEC Firefighters have to de-ice a nursing home after a fire so they can recover bodies.INNOVATIONApple could develop a mobile payment facility for physical goods – two years after it backed out of developing a similar service.Could Samsung be planning a rival to Google Glass? Techcrunch suggests so. [TechCrunch]PARTING SHOTPic: AP Photo/Geert Vanden WijngaertThink that olive oil that’s marked as ‘Made in Italy’ is in fact made in Italy? Turns out that sometimes you can be wrong – as fake olive oil is a big business. This fantastic infographic from the New York Times tells the whole story.last_img read more

Staff to strike again at Tyndall Institute over pay

first_imgSTAFF AT UCC’S Tyndall Institute are set to picket their workplace again over pay issues.A SIPTU spokesperson confirmed that the industrial action will take place on 19 and 26 February.The staff members had placed a picket at the institute, which is part of University College Cork, on 21 January.Workers claim there is pay inequity beween a large number of employees at the institute and their counterparts at the UCC  campus who are doing the same, or similar work. The difference in pay is ten or 20 per cent.Researchers, engineers, administrators, technical staff and IT workers are all involved in the industrial action.SIPTU said that the pickets will be placed at the institute from 7am to 6pm. They also said that the Irish Federation of University Teachers will be involved in the picket.The last time the picket was held, the IFUT was involved but members did not place a picket. However, the institute did not open.There have been no talks since the last picket. SIPTU and the Tyndall Institute have been to the Labour Relations Commission, and talks there concluded without agreement.“We would be calling on the Department of Education and local officials from Tyndall and UCC to talk seriously to us about addressing the pay gap in a meaningful way,” said the SIPTU spokesperson.“We remain available for talks.”Read: Tyndall National Institute staff to picket over pay>Read: Staff to picket UCC’s Tyndall Institute tomorrow over pay dispute>last_img read more

Tranmere Rovers owner tells it all

first_imgFor Mark Palios, the experience of hosting English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur is big and he hopes his team can do well.English Football League Two club Tranmere Rovers will host Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.And owner Mark Palios has talked about how this will affect his club, and what he expects from the match.“This cup contest is, in many ways, a throwback to the Rovers of years gone by,” he told The Liverpool Echo.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“When the Whites were at the peak of their powers, this was the sort of fixture that fans were rather accustomed to in the early 2000s under the guidance of former striker John Aldridge.”“Fortunes have since changed, but the ability to turn back time remains ever-present,” he explained.“I think the first thing to do is to look at where the club has come from, and anybody who knows the club, knows that it’s part of the history of the club – that we’ve always been a good cup side and had great cup runs”, said Palios.“In the halcyon days, when we were knocking on the doors of the Premier League, the cup runs were very much part of our heritage and history.”last_img read more

Berteau to Head up Professional Services Council

first_imgDavid Berteau will leave his post as assistant secretary of defense for logistics and materiel readiness to become chief executive officer of the Professional Services Council (PSC), the trade group that represents nearly 400 federal services contractors announced this week.Berteau, a frequent speaker at ADC events before he was confirmed to his current DOD post in December 2014, will assume his new role March 28. He replaces Stan Soloway, who led PSC for 15 years until stepping down last fall.“We couldn’t be more pleased to have as our new CEO someone with such a deep background in government services,” said PSC Chairman Ellen Glover, according to a written statement. “David has worked at high levels in government, in the private sector and in academia, always focusing on the heart of what PSC does.”Berteau has worked in both government and industry. He served in the Pentagon in a variety of positions during the 1980s and early 1990s. In 1993, he served as the acting assistant secretary of defense for production and logistics, and from 1992 to 1993 he was the chairman for the Defense Conversion Commission.From 1993-2001, Berteau worked at SAIC, including four years as a senior vice president. He was a consultant and director at Clark & Weinstock from 2003 to 2008. Afterward he joined the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he became senior vice president and director of the National Security Program on Industry and Resources.Berteau told the Washington Business Journal that his time at PSC likely will focus on helping contractors and agencies find the best value in the face of tight fiscal constraints. “Those issues are permanent,” Berteau said.Of course, keeping PSC’s members happy will be an overriding mission.“The first foundational starting point is to understand the needs of the current members and provide a ways of meeting those needs so you retain the membership that you’ve got,” Berteau said. “There’s a lot of opportunity for growth because the federal government continues to expand what it needs from the commercial sector and from the private sector and as technology evolves.” Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

USbound British Muslim teacher ejected from plane

first_imgA British Muslim teacher travelling to New York last week as a member of a school party from South Wales was denied entry to the US, a media report said.Juhel Miah and a group of children and other teachers from Llangatwg Comprehensive in Aberdulais, Neath Port Talbot, South Wales, were about to take off from Iceland on February 16 on their way to the US when he was removed from the plane at Reykjavik, the Guardian reported.The previous week, on 10 February, a US appeals court had upheld a decision to suspend US president Donald Trump’s executive order that temporarily banned entry to the country from seven Muslim-majority countries.Miah, 25, from Swansea, said he was made to feel like a criminal and was so worried by what happened to him that he did not eat or sleep for two days.He told Wales Online on Monday that shortly before the flight was due to leave he was approached by an official who told him he could not board the plane.“Everyone was looking at me,” Miah said. “As I was getting my luggage the teachers and kids were confused. I couldn’t believe this was happening. I was being escorted out. It made me feel like a criminal. I couldn’t speak, I was lost for words.”“We got to the airport, and as soon as we got to check in, the lady behind the desk read my passport and then straight away said ‘you’ve been selected for a random security check’.”Miah added: “She took me to the room, made me stand on a stool, take my shoes off, jacket off, checked under my foot, got a swab to brush over my hand and bag, my clothing and school hoodie (sweatshirt). They gave me the all clear and then I went.”The school booked him on to a flight back to the UK, the Guardian said.The teacher’s employer, Neath Port Talbot council, has written to the US embassy in London demanding an explanation and the issue is being taken up by Welsh politicians.A council spokesman said Miah was left feeling belittled at what it described as “an unjustified act of discrimination”.last_img read more

Driver assistants involved in killing woman on running bus

first_imgNur Islam, Amina Begum and Shapan. Photo: PBIPolice have conveyed a bone-chilling confession from the perpetrators of a woman’s murder masterminded by her son-in-law.Zarina Khatun, 45, was killed inside a moving bus and then thrown off it along with her father Akber Ali, who survived, by some bus employees including the driver, on the Dhaka-Tangail highway at Moragang on 9 November 9.Police recovered the body of Zarina from the area on being informed by Akber Ali.The diabolical murder was masterminded by Nur Islam, Khatun’s son-in-law, who along with his accomplices reportedly confessed to paying transport workers Tk 10,000, as part of the scheme to have the victims killed and their bodies disposed off a running bus.Hired killers, the bus helper and two of its contractors first pushed off Akbar Ali from the running bus at Moragang area of Ashulia.Then they strangled Zarina to death and pushed her off onto the highway, said Banaj Kumar Muzumder, deputy inspector general (DIG) of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) while briefing reporters at its Dhanmondi headquarters on Saturday.DIG Banaj Kumar said after investigation, they arrested Nur Islam, the husband of Zarina’s daughter Rozina, his mother Amina Begum, and another person known as Shapan.The bus was also seized but all four transport workers- the driver, helper, and two contractors  involved in the murder were absconding, he said.Nur-Islam filed a case with Ashulia police station accusing some unnamed people in connection with the incident.Sub-inspector Rafiqul Islam of Ashulia police station said Zarina had come to visit her daughter at Gazirchar area of Ashulia on 9 November.Accompanied by her father, she had boarded a Tangail-bound bus from Gazirchar bus stand the same evening.Little did she know she was actually boarding a diabolical death-trap laid by her son-in-law over an obscure ‘family feud’.last_img read more

UPDATE Students Hid In Locked Classroom During Shooting

first_img Share THE LATEST on a shooting at a New Mexico high school (all times local):Google MapsAn image of the Google Map showing where Aztec High School is in New Mexico.4 p.m.Police got initial reports of gunfire at a New Mexico school shortly after first period began.Authorities say Aztec High School was locked down and officers responded in less than a minute Thursday.Aztec Police Chief Mike Heal said officers were able to get into the school through a window and a door and that immediate actions by law enforcement and others helped keep more students safe.Heal and other authorities were tightlipped at a news conference Thursday, releasing few details other than confirming that the gunman and two victims were dead. No one else was injured.Officials previously said all three were students.Heal vowed to get to the bottom of what prompted the shooting, but authorities said they have a lot of evidence to process and interviews to do.___3:15 p.m.New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says several acts of bravery helped save lives during a deadly shooting at a small-town high school.Authorities say a student opened fire Thursday at Aztec High School, killing two classmates. The shooter also died.Martinez told reporters that teachers, school staff and law enforcement jumped in quickly to prevent more deaths. She did not provide any details.The governor described the day as difficult and called the shooting a heinous and horrific act. She called for New Mexicans to unite and support the small community of Aztec.Authorities haven’t identified the shooter or the victims. They also haven’t provided any details about what led to the shooting or how it unfolded.___2:10 p.m.A student at a New Mexico high school says he huddled in a locked classroom as a shooter opened fire and killed two classmates.Aztec High School sophomore Garrett Parker tells Albuquerque television station KOAT that he was upstairs in history class when he heard what he initially thought was students banging on lockers Thursday.As the noise got louder and closer, school officials warned over the intercom system that it wasn’t a drill.Parker says he’s thankful his teacher always locks the classroom door. He and other students moved to a corner of the room out of sight of the door and hid.Authorities have released few details of the shooting in the small town of Aztec near the Four Corners region, other than to say the suspect and two victims were students.___11:05 a.m.New Mexico State Police say the suspect in a high school shooting is among the three dead.Police didn’t release details about the shooter but confirmed the other two people killed Thursday at Aztec High School were students.The school was cordoned off as deputies with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office and other police agencies cleared the buildings. Students were taken to another location.Other schools in the area also were locked down as a precaution. Authorities say it could be a few hours before the lockdowns are lifted.A crowd of nervous parents gathered at Aztec City Hall to wait for more information as officers tried to reassure them about the safety of their children.State and federal authorities are investigating what led to the shooting.___10:25 a.m.Authorities say three people are dead following a shooting at a New Mexico high school.San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen told reporters that three people believed to be students died Thursday at Aztec High School. He says the shooter also was dead but didn’t say if the suspect was among the three.Authorities said they had cleared all the buildings at the school and that students were boarding buses to another location where they could be reunited with their parents.Deputies with the sheriff’s office and surrounding police departments responded to the school after reports of a shooting. Federal agents and state police are investigating.The school is in the Four Corners region and is near the Navajo Nation.___9:40 a.m.Authorities are responding to a shooting at a high school in northwest New Mexico.Deputies with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office told reporters that a suspect was in custody but they did not release any other information.Sheriff Ken Christesen confirms the shooting at Aztec High School on Thursday morning. He did not say whether anyone had been injured or killed.The school is in the Four Corners region and is near the Navajo Nation.Authorities say the school was placed on lockdown and evacuated. Other schools in the area were also locked down, and authorities were setting up staging areas where parents could gather and wait for more information.___Three people were killed when gunfire erupted early Thursday at a New Mexico high school, according to The Albuquerque Journal , which also reported that the victims were believed to be students.The shooting happened early Thursday at Aztec High School, a school with about 1,000 students near the Colorado border.last_img read more

New Xbox 360 Dashboard update rolls out

first_imgMicrosoft has finalized the latest update to its Xbox 360 menu interface, and has begun rolling out the update to users. Many Xbox 360 owners have already been toying with the new update as part of a limited beta program, but it is now ready for widespread deployment.The new Dashboard incorporates a few of the enhancements that were announced at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June, including an Internet Explorer app that finally brings Web browsing to Microsoft’s console. The PS3 and Wii have had fully functional Internet browsers for years, but Microsoft hopes this will be a more seamless experience.The update also adds integration with Rotten Tomatoes so users can see social ratings for downloadable movies. A new recommendation feature also lets users rate all sorts of content from within the Xbox Marketplace. The Dashboard is getting more personalized, with the ability to “pin” games, TV shows, and other content that is usually buried under layers of menu screens so that it is the first thing they see on boot.The update also ushers in the newly branded Xbox Video platform, which at this point is effectively the same as the former Zune Video Marketplace, but without the “Zune” moniker. The update also improves voice search, integrates TV shows and movies into a new channel, and there is now a dedicated “Sports” channel as well.Other major updates including Xbox SmartGlass, and the introduction of Xbox Music to non-Xbox devices, will follow shortly, on October 26. The Dashboard update is making its way across numerous regions over the next two weeks so if you haven’t been prompted for the update yet, you probably will soon.via Major Nelsonlast_img read more

A love story for Sheev Palpatine Daredevil was almost Han Solo and

first_imgThe biggest Star Wars news this week is the wealth of titillating Rogue One: A Star Wars Story teases coming from Entertainment Weekly. You can find my articles on Darth Vader being back as well as some background on Forest Whitaker’s character but head over to Entertainment Weekly for the full details. Rogue One news is wonderful, but we’re here for rumors. Let’s get to it!Han Solo: A Star Wars StoryDaredevil’s Charlie Cox could have been our Han Solo. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cox believes a super secretive audition he went on was probably for Han Solo.“I had gone to an audition — one of those things that are super secretive and they don’t tell you, but I’m pretty sure it was for the Han Solo reboot— and halfway through it, the casting director stopped me and said, ‘Why aren’t you looking at me?’ I realized I had gotten into a habit of not making eye contact, because the only thing I had done for two years is play someone who is blind. I never got invited back, probably because they couldn’t figure out why I was acting like a complete idiot.” Who knows if this audition is really what he thinks it was or if the part was Han or someone else, but it’s always funny to hear about Star Wars stars that almost were but didn’t make the cut. Some other notable actors who were almost in Star Wars include Kurt Russell as Han Solo, Jodie Foster as Princess Leia, and Orson Welles as the voice of Darth Vader.Live action Star WarsWith the news that Forest Whitaker is playing animated character Saw Gerrera in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo shared a little more about the character including that he was created by George Lucas for an unproduced live-action Star Wars television show. That show is presumably Star Wars: Underworld.Over at, Jason Ward delves a little more into Saw’s origins as well as some other things we’ve seen come from cancelled Star Wars projects. Here’s the quote from Hidalgo on this week’s Star Wars Show:Saw’s been kicking around for a while. A lot of people know him from Clone Wars but he started off before that. George had him in mind for his live-action TV series that was in development. It ultimately never happened but he found a place to put Saw in his story in The Clone Wars. In more Star Wars: Underworld news, God of War creative director Cory Barlog recently spoke about inspiration for the new game that came from an unlikely place.“Probably the really small beginnings of this idea, the germination of this — when I was working at Lucas, I was allowed to go up to the ranch and read the scripts for the [canceled live-action Star Wars] TV show,” Barlog told GamesBeat. “It was the most mind-blowing thing I’d ever experienced. I cared about the Emperor. They made the Emperor a sympathetic figure who was wronged by this fucking heartless woman.” Interesting to say that least. Many fans expressed frustration over this story idea. It’s true the “evil woman broke his heart” plot device is a little tired and sexist, but we don’t know the extent of the pages Barlog saw and where exactly Lucas was going with it. There’s a reason this show never got off the ground, but anything that would have me sympathize with Emperor Sheev Palpatine sounds compelling none the less. There’s more at about Underworld and what might have been if it came to the screen. Go and check out the rest of Barlog’s interview at Venture Beat.Say it ain’t so!In rumors that almost were, but weren’t news, a couple of things have come out recently that have turned out to be completely untrue.This tweet from Collider Editor-in-chief Steve Weintraub sent Star Wars Twitter into a flurry Tuesday when he implied new Star Wars: Episode VIII footage would be seen at Star Wars Celebration Europe.Spoken to people that saw Star Wars Episode 8 footage at License Expo in Vegas. Wondering if it’s same footage they show at Celebration.— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) June 21, 2016After speaking to some more people who were at the Licensing Expo in Vegas, was able to ascertain that the footage seen there was just the filming announcement video from February. This rumor didn’t turn out to be anything, but it’s still possible we’ll see some Episode VIII footage at Celebration. Most are betting on a short teaser or behind the scenes footage with a title announcement.Maybe you remember Mr_Ghostface_Lives from the IMDB forums? He claimed that he knew of a scene in Star Wars: Episode VIII where General Leia uses the Force to save herself from an attack. Well he admitted to faking everything. Cool.last_img read more

Consumer Disputes Redressal Filing disposal of cases on rise

first_imgKolkata: The filing and disposal of cases at the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission have gone up nearly nine times in the last ten years which is a clear indication of people’s faith in the consumer forum. The number of cases filed and disposal of cases have witnessed a noticeable rise since the year 2012 after Mamata Banerjee government assumed charge of the state in 2011.”We have taken up massive awareness campaign both through audio and visual mediums and also in the form of banners and hoardings informing consumers about their rights and this has contributed in people approaching the state Commission for justice if they are fleeced by any means. Presently, we have three benches of the Commission at our head office on Mirza Ghalib Street. We are coming up with two more state Commissions, one in Siliguri and another in Asansol. People who will be based near these two Commissions do not need to come to Kolkata,” Consumer Affairs minister Sadhan Pande said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe State Commission in Siliguri will be inaugurated in the month of May after the panchayat polls. The number of cases filed and disposed in the 23 district forums across the state has also seen a steady rise. As per statistics, the number of cases filed in the year 2008 was 502 with the disposal being 594 (previous year’s pending cases included). In the year 2017, the number of cases filed have been 4,026 with 3,370 cases disposed. In 2011, cases filed were 969 with disposal 821 while in 2012 filing went up to 1,827 and disposal was 1,170. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIn 2011, the number of cases filed and disposed at the district forums were 3,283 and 3,105 respectively. It has doubled to 7,726 and 7,190 respectively in 2017.It may be mentioned that under the existing Consumer Act 1986, a person seeking justice from the district forum can get compensation upto Rs 20 lakh and upto Rs 1 crore in case of the State Commission. If the compensation is more than Rs 1 crore, the victim will have to approach the National Commission. “Some months back, I had written to the Centre to raise the jurisdiction of the consumer courts in term of ordering compensation. As per my viewpoint, compensation for district forums will be upto Rs 1 crore while the state commission can do the same upto Rs 1 crore. The standing committee at the centre has approved my viewpoint and is dilly dallying in bringing the amended act. But we hope that things will work out in the next Parliament session,” Pande said.The minister was critical of the centre’s allocation on consumer affairs which is not more than Rs 200 crore for the entire country. “We have an allocation of Rs 60 crore in this which shows our government’s commitment in dealing with consumer matters,” he maintained.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | December 05, 2008 First Prostate Cancer Patient Treated with Varian’s RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | April 24, 2019 Accuray Launches Synchrony Motion Tracking and Correction Technology for Radixact System Accuray announced the launch of its Synchrony motion tracking and correction technology to be used with the Radixact… read more News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | September 29, 2016 Cervical and Endometrial Cancer Patients Report Fewer Side Effects with IMRT Patients with cervical and endometrial cancer have fewer gastrointestinal and genitourinary side effects and experience… read more News | Radiation Oncology | February 01, 2018 ​ITN Celebrates World Cancer Day 2018 World Cancer Day takes place annually on Feb. read more News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 31, 2018 Hypofractionated Radiation Provides Same Prostate Cancer Outcomes as Conventional Radiation An analysis led by researchers at Philadelphia’s Fox Chase Cancer Center found treating localized prostate cancer with… read more December 4, 2008 – A 60-year-old prostate cancer patient from Montpellier has become the first person in France to be treated using RapidArc technology from Varian Medical Systems for fast and precise forms of intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Each of his treatments at the CRLC Val D’Aurelle – Paul Lamarque in the city took just 75 seconds, several times faster than conventional IMRT treatments. Dr. Pascal Fenoglietto, the hospital’s chief medical physicist for scientific projects, presented the case to colleagues at the annual meeting of the French Society of Radiation Oncologists (SFRO).”The treatments went extremely well and the patient was very pleased because compared to conventional IMRT it was three times quicker,” Dr. Fenoglietto said. “We are now able to use the time we save on treatment delivery to take more images and increase the quality of our care.””The radiation therapists were also very pleased because it is a simpler treatment for them to deliver,” added Professor Jean-Bernard Dubois, head of the radiation oncology department and managing director of the hospital.With RapidArc, Varian’s Clinac medical linear accelerator can target radiation beams at a tumor while making one continuous rotation around the patient. Conventional IMRT treatments are slower and more difficult for radiotherapy radiographers because they target tumors using a complex sequence of fixed beams from multiple angles.For more information: www.varian.comRapidArc technology allows more control to conform the dose more closely to the size, shape, and location of the tumor. Faster treatment also contributes to precision by reducing the time for motion within the anatomy, and laboratory studies suggest that faster dose delivery kills cancer cells more effectively. “With this technology we have the opportunity to improve outcomes while offering more patients greater access to advanced care,” Dr. Fenoglietto said. “We’re excited to be the first hospital in France and the fourth in Europe to offer this treatment to patients.”The hospital, one of the seven members of Varian’s RapidArc Council of pioneering centers that helped develop the clinical use of the new treatment technology, carried out the treatment on one of the four Varian linear accelerators in the department using French-language treatment planning and oncology information management software. More than 700 patients have been treated with IMRT at the comprehensive cancer center since its introduction in 2001 and there are plans to replace all conventional IMRT treatments for tumors in the pelvic region with RapidArc treatments.According to radiation oncologist Dr. Carmen Llacer Moscardo, “Pelvic cases can take between 12 and 14 minutes to treat with IMRT but we can now do them in under two minutes with one arc or, if clinically relevant, about three minutes with two arcs around the patient with RapidArc. If we do this, there is less possibility for the patient to move and we reduce the chance of internal motion playing a part, as there tends to be a lot of motion in the pelvic region. Also, fast treatments reduce the possibility of inaccuracy and increase patient comfort.”RapidArc delivers a volumetric intensity-modulated radiation therapy treatment in a single or multiple arcs of the treatment machine around the patient and makes it possible to deliver advanced image-guided IMRT two to eight times faster than is possible with conventional IMRT. Radiotherapy studies correlate the ability to spare more healthy tissue with reduced complications and better outcomes. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | June 20, 2017 IUCT Oncopole Installs First Radixact Radiotherapy System in France Accuray Inc. announced that the University Cancer Institute of Toulouse Oncopole (IUCT Oncopole) in Toulouse, France,… read more News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 25, 2017 UZ Leuven Treats First European Patient on Varian Halcyon Cancer Treatment System Varian recently announced an 80-year-old male with head and neck cancer became the first patient in Europe to be… read more Related Content News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 03, 2017 First New York Metropolitan Hospital Treats Cancer Patients With Accuray Radixact System Accuray Inc. and Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC), part of the Montefiore Health System (MHS),… read more Technology | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | July 05, 2017 Varian Receives FDA 510k Clearance for Halcyon Treatment System Varian Medical Systems has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the Halcyon system,… read more News | Proton Therapy | July 30, 2018 IBA Completes Installation of Two Proteus One Proton Therapy Systems in Japan IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced that they completed the first two installations of the Proteus One proton… read more News | Radiation Therapy | March 26, 2018 Women Report Fewer Adverse Side Effects From Partial or Reduced Breast Radiotherapy March 26, 2018 — Radiotherapy treatment… read more last_img read more

Tamarindo Talk

first_imgTomorrow and Sunday, the Christian Surfers will host the 2nd Annual Surf Fest with concerts, a surf contest, a soccer tournament and arroz con pollo. The surf contest begins each day at 7 a.m., and will feature the categories of open, junior, groms, longboard and women. Inscription will be $10 and will benefit the children of the community. First prize will be a new surfboard.To inscribe for the contest, go to Witch’s Rock Surf Camp this evening at 7 p.m. As part of the event, the Calvary Chapel of Villareal organize a soccer tournament Saturday. There will be a worship concert with Kzona Sound on Sunday after the surf contest, followed by an awards ceremony. The Calvary Chapel is providing the catering, which will include typical Costa Rican cuisine beginning at 3 p.m. at the Plaza de La Independencia, located across the street from Witch’s Rock Surf Camp.For more info, visit Facebook: Christian Surfers Torneo Anual 2012, call 8922-9000 or email for stress relief? Try Seed Ayurvedic massage, a combo of Ayurvedic (an Indian holistic healing system with massage focusing on pressure points and chakras), yoga, meditation and the Alexander technique – bringing your mind to the here and now. The massage releases toxins, tensions and blocks, and treats disease by increasing energy flow and stimulating the blood and lymph circulation. Certified bodywork therapist Nyree Aguilar may be the only person doing Seed Ayurvedic massage in Costa Rica. Call 8862-6498 or email–Ellen Zoe Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Texas trucker released from Mexican prison

first_img Top Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Bogan’s family and lawyers declined to comment. He had faced up to 30 years in prison on an ammunition trafficking charge, but the judge reduced the charge to possession of ammunition after testimony from Mexican customs agents contradicted prosecutors’ claim that Bogan hid 268,000 bullets under floorboards.Bogan’s mother, Aletha Smith, has told The Associated Press that the truck driver had been ordered to pay a fine in order to be released.Bogan crossed from Texas into Juarez, Mexico, on April 17.Agents testified in June that Bogan was trying to make a U-turn back into the U.S. when they found the ammunition bundled on top of wooden pallets inside the trailer.Since then, Bogan’s lawyers and family in the U.S. have cried foul, saying the ammunition charge was too hefty for what they claim was an honest mistake.Bogan had made two deliveries in El Paso, Texas, and said he was supposed to drive to Phoenix to deliver assault rifle ammunition to a wholesaler there when he got lost. He said he took a wrong exit on the freeway and drove toward the border, where he said a law enforcement official told him to continue driving across the bridge. Bogan said that when he realized he had crossed into Mexico, he attempted to turn back, but the layout of the traffic lanes prevented him from returning without first crossing into the truck inspection area in Juarez. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Bogan’s attorneys have said surveillance footage taken at the border crossing shows Bogan blocking several lanes of southbound traffic for more than half an hour while trying to maneuver his 18-wheeler back to U.S. soil.Mexican prosecutors alleged he tried to clandestinely smuggle bullets commonly used by drug cartels.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   MEXICO CITY (AP) – A Texas truck driver who says he made a wrong turn into Mexico with a trailer full of ammunition has been released from prison but remains in the custody of immigration authorities, U.S. officials said Friday.The U.S. Embassy in Mexico said that 27-year-old Jabin Bogan was freed from a maximum security prison in the state of Veracruz. It did not say why immigration authorities were holding him, or when he is expected to return to the U.S., but Bogan likely is accused of violating immigration rules when he entered Mexico. 4 must play golf courses in Arizona 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more