NewsAlertAmazon is buying Whole Foods in 137B deal

This Sept. 6, 2012 photo shows an Amazon logo at the introduction of the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Paperwhite personal devices, in Santa Monica, Calif. The online retailer has launched a new section on its Canadian website devoted to clothing and shoes for both men and women. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Reed Saxon by The Associated Press Posted Jun 16, 2017 7:12 am MDT Last Updated Jun 16, 2017 at 7:39 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NewsAlert:Amazon is buying Whole Foods in $13.7B deal NEW YORK, N.Y. – Online juggernaut Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, including debt.Amazon.com Inc. will pay $42 per share of Whole Foods Market Inc.The deal is targeted to close in the second half of the year. read more

UN official calls for urgent action to improve air quality in AsiaPacific

“The ongoing problem of air pollution between Indonesia and Singapore is symptomatic of a much wider challenge for the countries of [the region],” said Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), urging Governments in the region to prioritize critical issues of air quality and human health.“Cross-boundary pollution is politically complex, but it must be urgently addressed. We need more effective frameworks to manage ecosystem services, such as air and water, which transcend administrative and political boundaries,” she said, adding that such matters are regional issues which must be tackled at the regional, as well as national and local levels.According to ESCAP, urban air pollution generated by vehicles, industries, and energy production causes an estimated 500,000 premature deaths in Asian cities every year. With more than 1.7 billion people across the region still reliant on dung, wood, crop waste, and coal to meet their basic energy needs, indoor air pollution from solid fuel use is estimated to be responsible for more than 1.6 million deaths. Exposure rates are especially high amongst women and children, who spend the most time near domestic hearths.“Health is the single most important enabler of development,” said Ms. Heyzer, stressing that efforts to build a more sustainable region must prioritize preventing “pollution of our air, our water, our food, and other common regional goods.” Indeed, there is little point in investing in healthcare systems and ensuring access if, at the same time, the cost of the region’s growth is the destruction of the most basic environmental resources on which human health depends, she said.In the context of increasingly severe climate change, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have dominated regional and global air quality discussions. But Ms. Heyzer stressed that: “We must also remember that one of the most serious and directly damaging issues of air pollution, especially in our rapidly urbanizing regions, is the concentration of particulates, which greatly increases the risk of heart and lung diseases and cancers.”Calling on the governments of the region to do more to tackle issues of worsening air quality, she said that the nexus of air, water, food, energy, and land is not simply an environmental one – it is where social, economic, and environmental concerns converge. “Our commitment to sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific will ultimately stand or fall on our response to these issues,” she said, explaining that it is through strengthening existing mechanisms, and through inclusive intergovernmental platforms, such as ESCAP, that the challenges could be best addressed to the benefit of all the people of the region. read more

Claire Foy admits she is embarrassed by controversy over gender pay gap

Claire Foy, centre, and Matt Smith, right, in a scene from The Crown. Last month it emerged there was a gulf in their pay Foy and Smith are being replaced by older performers in the next season of the show, but it did not stop Matt Smith speaking up to support his co-star. Claire Foy has admitted she has been left embarrassed by controversy over the gender pay gap on the Netflix series The Crown.The actress claims the scandal has changed her approach to Hollywood, after a producer disclosed last month that Foy, who starred as the Queen, had been paid less than Matt Smith, who played Prince Philip, because Smith was better known.She said: “It definitely opened my eyes to a lot. And I certainly won’t be naïve about those things.”It’s really opened my eyes about what I am allowed to have an opinion about, and what I’m allowed to stand up for myself about.”And I think that’s really changed my approach to myself and other women in this industry. It’s been only a positive thing – even though, embarrassing.”According to reports, Foy was paid $40,000 per episode – a figure dwarfed by the salary of other television stars. Lena Headey, the British actress, earned an estimated $500,000 per episode for Game of Thrones. Smith’s salary for The Crown has not been disclosed.The gender pay gap has become a big issue in Hollywood after revelations that many female stars have been paid less than their male counterparts. “We want to apologize to both Claire Foy and to Matt Smith,” the statement read. “As the producers of The Crown, we at Left Bank Pictures are responsible for budgets and salaries; the actors are not aware of who gets what and cannot be held personally responsible for the pay of their colleagues.” Claire Foy, centre, and Matt Smith, right, in a scene from The Crown. Last month it emerged there was a gulf in their payCredit:Robert Viglasky/Netflix He told theHollywood Reporter: “Claire is one of my best friends, and I believe that we should be paid equally and fairly and there should be equality for all. “I support her completely, and I’m pleased that it was resolved and they made amends for it because that what’s needed to happen.”Going forward, I think we should all bear in mind that we need to strive to make this better and a more even playing field for everyone involved – but not just in our industry, in all industries.” Last month, producer Suzanne Mackie attributed the pay-gap to Doctor Who star Smith’s higher public profile at the time of casting.She promised that there would no such issue when The Crown returns for a third series, with Olivia Colman and and Tobias Menzies taking over the lead roles. “Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen,” Mackie said.In March, a petition was launched calling on Smith to donate the difference between his salary and Foy’s to the sexual inequality campaign group Time’s Up. The petition has so far has garnered more than 45,000 signatures.In response, the show’s production company Left Bank Pictures urged fans not to blame the cast for the pay-gap. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. read more

Serious crimes no longer committed with impunity solved in a matter

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTop Cop lashes out at Judiciary for its ‘careless, insensitive’ granting of bailOctober 24, 2016In “latest news”Granger says crime surge ‘part of deliberate campaign’ to embarrass Govt, PoliceNovember 11, 2016In “latest news”Force’s 179th anniversary celebrations sees outstanding cops promoted, rewardedJuly 18, 2018In “Crime” Acting Commissioner of Police David Ramnarine posited that with increased multiple training opportunities both locally and overseas, particularly capability and capacity building in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), serious crimes are no longer committed with impunity and in fact, in a matter of hours and days, they are being solved.Ramnarine made those remarks when he and senior officers of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) meet with Executive Members of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry( GCCI) at the Commissioner ‘s Conference Room on Wednesday and discussed matters related to crime and traffic, matters of mutual interest/concern and areas for potential collaboration/cooperation.Senior members of the Force with GCCI ExecutivesDuring the meeting, the Top Cop gave an overview of the crime and traffic situation and outlined that “at this point in time there is a 10% decrease in serious crimes overall from January 1,2018 to May 31,2018 compared with the same period last year…in A Division “(Georgetown and its environs including East Bank Demerara), there was a 13% decrease in serious crimes for the same comparative period.”The Top Cop, according to a release, also indicated that in respect of the traffic situation, “it is still evident and alarmingly so that speeding, drunk driving and in-attentiveness are the main contributory factors to fatal accidents with pedestrians being the most vulnerable category of road users.”Despite the sentiments expressed by the Acting Top Cop, a 2018 U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, has assessed Georgetown as being a critical threat location for crime.According to the report, criminal activity continues to be a major issue.It was outlined that armed robberies, including carjackings, occur regularly, especially in businesses and shopping districts. Moreover, armed robberies of business/patron establishments occur frequently in Georgetown.“While criminals regularly use weapons, despite a rigorous licensing requirement to own firearms. Handguns, knives, machetes, or cutlasses tend to be the weapons of choice. Criminals may act brazenly, and police officers have been both victims and perpetrators of assaults and shootings. Criminals are increasingly willing to resort to violence while committing all types of crimes. Criminals are often organized, travel in groups of two or more, and conduct surveillance on their victims. Criminals generally will not hesitate to show multiple weapons as an intimidation tactic during a robbery.”Addressing the Police response to the crimes, the report also outlined that “the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has resource and manpower limitations that inhibit its ability to deter or respond to criminal activity. Even on the occasions when the GPF responds to a crime scene, victims are asked to go to the nearest police station to file a report and complete other investigative formalities. Confidence in the GPF is low due to the public’s perception of heavy handedness, ineffectiveness, and corruption.”The report says that while the fire department generally provides a timely response, the “police response, especially during the night, is less dependable. The police response to emergency calls is often slow (15+ minutes) or not at all.”According to the 2018 report, “Corruption is widely perceived to be commonplace within many government agencies. Police officers often are reportedly paid off by criminal elements and are alleged to work with criminals by either assisting or protecting them. The judicial system is strained by limited resources and often influenced by threats/bribes. Defendants linked to drug organization often use attorneys who are effective in getting cases dismissed or postponed; as a result, criminals go free on a regular basis.” read more

Martin Engineering adds to equipment plate wear options with Arcoplate

first_imgMartin Engineering, the global innovator of bulk handling accessories and flow aids has introduced a wear-resistant fused alloy plate that can withstand more abrasion than other protective metal linings. With a bi-metallic design, Martin® ArcoplateTM combines a smooth and dense chromium carbide-rich metal alloy face plate with a hard steel back plate to resist gouging, erosion, temperature extremes and material buildup. Installing it on surfaces exposed to abrasive conditions increases protection for longer equipment life with less frequent maintenance.“Materials with a large amount of silica can be very abrasive, accelerating wear on metal surfaces,” commented Andrey Leonardo Ribeiro de Miranda, Application Engineer at Martin Engineering. “Applications in which materials are extremely abrasive or hot also damage equipment, chutes and containers. When an unprotected metal surface structure is reduced in thickness over time, it runs the risk of sudden breakage or buckling. Over the long run, clients have found that prevention is far more cost effective than constant maintenance and replacement.”Engineered to withstand the harsh conditions of mining applications, yet versatile enough for a wide range of industries, Martin Arcoplate offers a solution to both excessive wear and material accumulation issues for chutes, hoppers, dump truck beds, excavator buckets, front loader shovels, and other bulk material equipment in need of protection. The bi-layer construction is tailored to the thickness, composition, shape and polish specifications of the application. Very low residual stresses enable it to withstand severe impact forces and bending.Made with a chemical composition of iron, carbon, chromium, manganese and silicon, Martin Arcoplate is currently available in three grades: Alloy 1600 is designed for high abrasion and high impact applications; Alloy 1040 is engineered for moderate impact and cyclic temperatures up to 500°C, while Alloy 8668 is suitable for extreme temperature applications – cycles up to 700°C. Each derives its high abrasion resistance from the very hard M7C3 carbides (1,500-1,800Hv), with an average of 60% carbide dispersed through a softer, tougher matrix. “Greater hardness does not always mean greater abrasion resistance or longer wear life,” Ribeiro de Miranda pointed out. “Bulk hardness tests like Rockwell or Brinell measure the average hardness of both the carbide and matrix together. Conducted over a relatively large area, test results can show the same hardness rating as conventional metals, but performance tests show that a carbide-containing surfacing alloy has substantially better wear resistance.”According to manufacturer Alloy Steel International – based in Malaga, Australia – the top layer leads the industry in having the highest percentage of evenly dispersed hard carbides resulting in the best resistance to low-stress and high-stress abrasion. However, when determining which alloy grade to use for specific applications, company experts say that high bulk hardness ratings are not the only determining factor. Abrasion resistance depends on a combination of both hardness and the metallurgical microstructure of the alloy. Normal hardness is determined in three tests, the Vickers Test (Hv), the Rockwell Scale (Rc) and the Brinell Scale (BHN). Although hardness is one factor in determining wear life of the plate, thickness factors into an extended operational life, as well.As the only wear plate available with a total overlay thickness greater than 14 mm, the alloy top layer is manufactured 4 to 20 mm thick, and the steel base plate 7 to 11 mm. Proper thickness is determined based on the material being handled, weight allowance and spatial restrictions of the application. Moulded with computer precision, each plate thickness and shape is adapted to the equipment form with no weld beads to interrupt material flow, minimising turbulence and abrasion.Surface smoothness, uniform hardness and carbide distribution are critical to overall wear plate performance and its ability to avoid buildup that could lead to clogging and excessive weight. When faced with consistent abrasion, a rough surface finish will experience erosion 200 to 600% faster than a smooth surface of the same alloy structure and hardness. All grades of can be manufactured with finishes rated standard, polished or ultra non-abrasive to avoid material hang-up and carryback. The grain can be fitted in any direction to match material flow. “Laboratory and field tests confirm that our specially engineered alloy will outlast quenched and tempered wear plates by a factor of up to 6:1 and conventional welded overlay plate by 2:1,” Ribeiro de Miranda said. “Clients who have installed Martin Arcoplate have experienced less buildup and slower surface erosion, leading to better structural integrity and longer equipment life. Some have also lowered labour costs since workers spend fewer hours removing stuck material and servicing damaged components.”last_img read more

Survivors recall terrifying scene of suicide attack in Nigeria as death toll

first_imgWOUNDED SURVIVORS TODAY described the terrifying scene of a suicide attack at a Nigerian bus station that killed at least 41 people, the latest violence to hit the restive north.The attack yesterday saw two suicide bombers ram their car into the bus station in Kano, Nigeria’s second largest city, setting off a huge explosion that hit five buses, police spokesman Magaji Majia told AFP.A rescue official said late today that the attack left 41 people dead, while Majia said 65 were injured.The police had earlier given a toll of 22 dead, but the rescue official, who requested anonymity, later told AFP that 20 victims were counted at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital and an additional 21 bodies were reported at the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital.Witnesses described hearing multiple blasts and seeing wounded victims in bloodied clothes flee the area as authorities cordoned off the scene.“I was boarding the bus to Lagos when I heard a huge explosion,” Abdulaziz Baban-Lamma, a 47-year-old trader, told AFP from his hospital bed.The blast left him with severe injuries to his abdomen and other survivors ran to assist him when they saw his condition, he said. He later underwent emergency surgery.“May Allah curse whoever was behind the act,” he said.“Blood gushed out”Magawata Goje, 45, was selling dried meat at the station when the bomb went off.“Something sharp hit me under my right ear,” he said.“Blood gushed out and I was drenched in my blood.”When he regained consciousness, “I could see many people burnt to death,” he said.Emmanuel Bassey, a 37-year-old bus company employee with burns across his body, said the bombers slammed into one of the buses at high speed.President Goodluck Jonathan condemned the attack and said his government would continue “its unrelenting war against terrorists.”But the government has so far shown little ability to halt violence linked to an insurgency by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.No claim of responsibilityThe bus station targeted yesterday primarily services passengers heading to the mostly Christian south of Nigeria.It was also attacked in January last year in a blast that wounded several people.Authorities have not said who was behind the bombing and there has been no claim of responsibility, but it was similar to previous attacks by Boko Haram.Its deadliest assault yet occurred in the northern city in January 2012, when at least 185 people were killed in coordinated bomb and gun attacks.Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and largest oil producer, is roughly divided between a mainly Muslim north and predominantly Christian south.The country’s main Christian association CAN — currently led by evangelicals — issued a statement on Tuesday saying recent attacks “were a signpost of the intended extermination of Christians and Christianity from northern Nigeria.”Prominent Catholic leaders have however been much more measured in their reactions to the violence, saying the extremists seem intent on provoking a religious crisis. They have urged Christians and Muslims to work together for peace.Boko Haram’s targets have included symbols of government authority, churches and Muslims it views as collaborating with the government.A suicide bombing of UN headquarters in the capital Abuja in 2011 killed at least 25 people.The group has claimed to be fighting for the creation of an Islamic state, though its demands have repeatedly shifted.KidnappingIt is believed to include various factions with differing aims. One splinter faction, Ansaru, appears to have focused on kidnapping foreigners.Boko Haram itself had not claimed any kidnappings until recently, when it said it was behind the abduction of a French family of seven over the border in Cameroon.Many analysts have said poverty and neglect of northern Nigeria, which remains underdeveloped when compared to the oil-rich south, have helped feed the insurgency.Despite the country’s oil reserves, most of Nigeria’s population lives on less than $2 per day, with corruption deeply rooted.The military’s violent response to the insurgency has also worsened the situation, according to rights groups and activists in the region.Violence linked to the insurgency in northern and central Nigeria, including killings by security forces, have left some 3,000 people dead since 2009.- © AFP 2013.Read: Gunmen abduct seven foreign workers in Nigeria>last_img read more

More Greek for Victorian airwaves

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Rhythm 1656, a new Greek-speaking radio station, started broadcasting from Melbourne this week on the AM frequency. Since December, the station has been broadcasting their programs via the internet, but now will transmit all broadcasts from the airwaves. Rhythm 1656 will be the second Greek-speaking radio station that broadcasts a 24 hour, seven day a week program in Melbourne alongside 3XY. 3XY was the first station to broadcast an entirely Greek program for listeners in Melbourne and has been doing so since the mid 1990s. “We are very excited that another Greek voice will be heard in Melbourne,” said the director of the station and one of the owners, Manolis Mavromatis. Chris Babatsias is the other owner of the station. Mr Mavromatis is known for his service to radio stations 3XY and SBS. According to Mr Mavromatis, programs of the station will be “quality, entertaining and informative” with short news bulletins in English and to appeal to a “somewhat younger audience.” He added that the signal reception of the station will be a 50 km radius from the central area of ​​Melbourne and if you find that you are further away, you can always live stream from the internet.last_img read more

Fire breaks out at Mustafa Bazaar timber yard 8 fire tenders on

first_imgMumbai: A fire broke out in a timber yard of Mustafa Bazaar of Mazgaon, in Byculla here. The incident took place at Santa Sawta Marg in the early hours of Wednesday.”The information came at around 2:25 am and we reached here immediately. We are trying to control the fire from all four sides of the timber yard. Strong winds and a large quantity of wood here is creating a problem in controlling the fire. We have covered all four sides so that the fire does not spread anywhere,” said HD Parab, Deputy Chief Fire Officer (CFO). The work to douse the fire is underway with eight fire engines and 12 water tankers. More details awaited.last_img

Bigg Boss 13 Salmans Hum Saath Saath Hain costar to join Chunky

first_imgSalman Khan to host Bigg Boss 13.ColorsBigg Boss 13 is set to hit the screens from September 29 onwards and the makers are leaving no stone unturned to spice up the new season. Unlike the past few seasons, the thirteenth season will only see celebrities from both television and Bollywood.On Tuesday, July 16, reports of Bollywood actor Chunky Pandey being the first confirmed contestant of Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 13 made news. The buzz now is that Salman’s Hum Saath Saath Hain co-actress Neelam Kothari is in talks with the Bigg Boss 13 makers and is most likely to sign the show.A source told TellyChakkar.com, “Neelam is quite interested in the offer and can most likely sign on the dotted line.”Interestingly, Neelam and Chunky have worked together in many films in the past. If the news of the two actors participating in the show turns out to be true, it will be exciting to see them reuniting on screen again. Meanwhile, TV actresses Rashami Desai and Tina Dutta aka Tappu and Ichcha of popular show Uttaran are reportedly ready to get locked inside the madhouse.Both Rashami and Tina will make for good contenders given that Rashami, who was last seen in Dil Se Dil Tak, had stirred controversy over her troubled marriage with Uttaran actor Nandish Sandhu. On the other hand, Tina made headlines in March this year after she went public with accusations of sexual harassment on her Daayan co-star Mohit Malhotra. Neelam KothariinstagramBesides them, some well-known celebs including Dayanand Shetty of CID, Bollywood comedian-actor Rajpal Yadav, TV actresses Meghana Malik and Devoleena Bhattacharya have been shortlisted for the show. Rumour also has it that former Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim and television actress Ridhi Dogra are likely to be part of the show as well. Salman Khan, Neelam Kothari, Monish Behl, Saif Ali Khan in Hum Saath Saath HainScreenshot/ YouTubelast_img read more

You Could Own Stephen Hawkings Thesis Wheelchair

first_img Stephen Hawking Commemorated With Black Hole-Inspired CoinStephen Hawking’s Voice to Reach Black Hole in 3,500 Years Stay on target What better way to pay tribute to some of history’s greatest minds than to sell their stuff?Christie’s auction house is gearing up for next week’s “On the Shoulders of Giants” event, highlighting the work of Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking.“Lots range from a manuscript by Newton exploring his fascination with alchemy to letters by Darwin discussing natural selection and an offprint of Einstein’s great paper on general relativity,” the website teased.The sale also features “a remarkable” collection of souvenirs from the late Professor Hawking—including the original typescript of his thesis, a selection medals and awards, and a signed copy of A Brief History of Time.Brief History of Time signed with a thumbprint (via Christie’s)Thomas Venning, head of books and manuscripts at Christie’s, told the Associated Press that these papers “trace the development of his thought—this brilliant, electrifying intelligence.”Estimated prices range from £100 ($130) for a limited-edition print of Stephen Hawking’s Time Travellers Invitation to £150,000 ($195,360) for a photocopy typescript of his PhD thesis (signed and inscribed) from 1965.The thesis “was the fruit of him reapplying himself to his scientific work” after being diagnosed with ALS, Venning said, adding that Hawking “kept it beside him for the rest of his life.”Stephen Hawking makes an appearance on The Simpsons (via Christie’s)Fans can also snag an original production script for The Simpsons episode “Elementary School Musical” (estimated to sell for $2,600-$3,900)—in which Hawking makes his final appearance on the show. How about an assortment of medals and awards given between 1975 and 1999, estimated at $13,000-$19,500?On any day of the year, you could pick up Hawking’s 1988 bestseller A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes for less than 20 bucks at most bookshops. Or, between Oct. 31 and Nov. 8, you could lay down approximately $2,600-$3,900 for a used copy, smudged with an “authorial” thumbprint.Stephen Hawking’s motorized wheelchair (via Christie’s)The real statement piece, however, is Hawking’s wheelchair—sold to benefit the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.The motorized device, circa late-1980s to mid-1990s, is the earliest surviving example of Hawking’s collection of wheelchairs, on which he relied since the end of the ’60s.“Stephen Hawking’s rather mischievous attitude to piloting his wheelchair became legendary,” according to the lot description.”Having run over Prince Charles’ toes during a meeting in 1977, he is said to have regretted not doing the same to the then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.“It was said that those who annoyed him found themselves a target, an allegation to which he responded with characteristic wit and humor: ‘A malicious rumor. I’ll run over anyone who repeats it,’” Christie’s reported, noting that this property is “not … for medical use.”Stephen Hawking’s bomber jacket (via Christie’s)The online auction begins Wednesday, Oct. 31, and concludes on Thursday, Nov. 8. Sign into the Christie’s site to bid, or simply browse all 52 lots.I’ll just be here, trying to figure out why the famed physicist’s bomber jacket—worn in 2016 during the filming of documentary Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places—is worth only an estimated £100 ($130).The world-renowned cosmologist and author, famed for his work with black holes and relativity, passed away in March at the age of 76.More Stephen Hawking coverage on Geek.com:Stephen Hawking’s Voice to Reach Black Hole in 3,500 YearsStephen Hawking’s Big Bang: Final Theory Published PosthumouslyStephen Hawking Knows What Happened Before the Big Banglast_img read more

Tourist from city dies on way to Sandakphu

first_imgDarjeeling: A tourist died at Tumling en route to Sandakphu on Wednesday. Incidentally, Tumling, situated at an altitude of 2,970 metres, falls on the way to Sandakphu (3,636 metres), which is the highest point of Bengal. It is a well-known tourist destination and an internationally famous trekking route in Darjeeling.63-year-old Chandrasekhar Ghosh, a resident of Regent Park, Kolkata, had arrived on Tuesday at Tumling. The tourist was travelling alone. He was scheduled to continue his journey to Sandakphu from Tumling. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to police sources, Ghosh, a retired police constable, had checked in to Hotel Shikhar in Tumling. On Wednesday morning, he complained of severe chest pain and uneasiness. Without wasting time, he was brought down to Sukhiapokhari Block Medical Centre in a vehicle by local residents. At around 11 am when they reached the hospital, he was declared brought dead by the doctors. His body was sent to Darjeeling District Hospital for post mortem. Medicines for high blood pressure were recovered from his belongings. Doctors state that he could have been suffering from high blood pressure. His medical condition could have been aggravated owing to the high altitude and the immense cold, causing a cardiac failure. Police have contacted the family members of the deceased. His son is scheduled to arrive at Darjeeling on Thursday to take back his body.last_img read more

Resources for learning bashshell scripting in GNULinux

first_imgResources for learning bash/shell scripting in GNU/Linux by Mike Turcotte-McCusker on January 01, 2018 in Linux – 23 commentsThere is a stigma around the word Linux, where people generally envision people with glasses, beards, and look like a hippy programmer. Funny enough, this perfectly describes Richard Stallman, the creator of GNU, the actual operating system that we simply refer to as ‘Linux’ nowadays (much to his distaste.)However, part of this stigma, is also that GNU/Linux users are constantly glued to terminals, hacking away code constantly to run their operating system. This once upon a time wasn’t too far off, but nowadays most users may never even see the terminal.However, those who do wish to dive in deeper, and really see the true power behind using a CLI, may wish to learn shell programming / scripting. The applications of doing so, are virtually boundless; from automating to maintenance.LearnshellHowever, self-teaching scripting can be tedious and sometimes confusing, if you don’t know where to begin, or have some kind guidance. There’s quite a number of resources for learning various languages, but my personal favourite for Shell, is https://www.learnshell.org/Like other sites such as https://codeacademy.com, Learnshell uses an interactive teaching method where users are taught a lesson and forced to utilize what they learn to complete objectives.Learnshell also has a number of other languages available, such as:CC++C#PythonJavaGoHTML & CSSPHPPerlRubyHowever, I can only attest to having used the website for shell scripting personally, I can say that I am interested in checking out the C tutorials as well.The Shell programming section of the site sorts tutorials in basic and advanced groups. You learn about variables, basic operators and decision making in the basic section, and about advanced concepts such as regular expressions, process substitution or input parameter parsing.Another great resource for learning to script, focusing specifically on bash scripting, is http://www.bash.academy/While not using the same live interactivity as a couple of sites previously mentioned, the bash academy is far more in-depth with explanations and lessons taught. Some could view this as information overload, others may love to learn all of the intricate details. Regardless, it is definitely a place worth checking out if you’re interesting learning the most common and native scripting (arguably) for your GNU/Linux system.With that said, for those of you about to take the plunge and start heading deeper into the magic of the command line, its a bit of a learning curve if you don’t have a background in programming, but it is definitely worth the effort! Good luck!SummaryArticle NameResources for learning bash/shell scripting in GNU/LinuxDescriptionMike takes a look at several free interactive learning resources that teach you bash/shell scripting in GNU/Linux. Author Mike TurcottePublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

From 8am this morning parts of Poort Road will be closed

first_imgDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter why? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Traffic travelling along Poort Road will be diverted from 8am today to provide uThukela with the opportunity to repair a burst pipe near the Walton / Poort Road intersection.It is unclear how long this will take, but it could possibly be most of the day.Traffic going down Poort Road towards the CBD will be diverted into Walton Street and traffic travelling up towards Sondela Service Station will go counter-flow past the construction site.last_img read more

read more

first_imgNews | January 25, 2012 Avreo interWORKS Ranked No. 1 in the Radiology Community RIS by KLAS January 25, 2012 — Avreo announced that KLAS, an independently owned and operated healthcare research organization, has ranked Avreo interWORKS first in community radiology information systems (RIS) in its 2011 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report. Avreo’s interWORKS product earned a high score of 89.6 out of 100, and the company itself a 100% positive response to the question, “Would you buy from this vendor again?” in the business indicators section of the surveys. This ranking builds on Avreo’s 2010 ranking where interWORKS tied for first for community RIS in the 2010 RIS in the Middle: The Integration Tug of War report.Avreo’s radiology workflow solutions (RWS), including interWORKS, was developed from the ground up to incorporate all radiology workflow services in a single-database, single-server system. These services provide scheduling, registration, technologist quality assurance, diagnostic and clinical viewing, dictation, transcription, automated report distribution, insurance verification, precertification, mammography viewing and referring physician access.Avreo values customer service and is pleased to accept this designation as a category leader for KLAS. “We are extremely pleased to have been ranked number one in the interWORKS community RIS vendor category by the independent research firm KLAS,” said John Sloan, CEO of Avreo. “At Avreo, our primary goal is to develop radiology workflow solutions that help our customers provide outstanding service to both patients and physicians, while streamlining their internal radiology workflow and processes. All feedback Avreo receives is applied to drive the product forward and continue to support the goals of our customers.”The Avreo RIS emulates the familiar paper workflow common to radiology departments and community hospitals. Its Master Folder concept facilitates physician adoption by emulating a traditional radiology jacket, making it both easy to learn and access information. Avreo’s color-coded scheduling DayPlanner provides an at-a-glance status report of all appointments scheduled for every resource and modality. Automated report distribution functionality distributes reports to referring physicians through their choice of email, fax, or network printer. Avreo consistently supports its clients at a high level with an easy to implement, easy to use integrated RIS/picture archiving and communication system (PACS) solution.For more information: www.klasresearch.com, www.avreo.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Related Content News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more last_img read more

WestJet Vacations gets Preferred Partner status with Karisma for April

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> MIAMI — Karisma Hotels & Resorts has chosen WestJet Vacations as its Karisma Preferred Partner for the month of April.The goal of the program is to highlight a different tour operator from the U.S. and Canada each month, offering a variety of special activities to drive bookings while providing training on Karisma Hotels & Resorts and the Gourmet Inclusive Experience.Partners get training support, sales incentives and assistance, weekly contests, web, social media, and more.The training, which takes place prior to the start of the month, focuses on reservations, groups, and sales with the intention of providing a better understanding of Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ fundamental differentiators, including the company’s Gourmet Inclusive Experience.During the month of April, WestJet Vacations travellers will save up to 50% and receive up to a $500 resort credit. Resort credits can be used towards services such as massage services, culinary experiences, wine credits and more.Clients will also earn up to $300 on instant savings when booking at El Dorado Casitas Royale, El Dorado Seaside Suites and Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancun, by Karisma using promo code: INS4. This offer is available for clients when booking by April 30. This special is combinable with Cash for Your Bash, Your Stay Your Way, Pick Your Perks and Double Canada Cash.More news: Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaKarisma’s Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultants can earn up to 21% in commission. This offer is only available for new bookings with a minimum stay of three nights – valid at El Dorado Spa Resorts, Palafitos Overwater Bungalows, Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya, Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancun, Generations Riviera Maya, and Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana. Complimentary Sky Wedding Package will be applicable for new wedding groups and new bookings using promo code: SKY9. A minimum three night stay and a minimum of 10 rooms will be required and the offer is applicable at El Dorado Seaside Suites and Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancun, by Karisma.Preferred Partners also get a spotlight on Karisma’s travel agent portal and dedicated social media. Share Travelweek Group WestJet Vacations gets Preferred Partner status with Karisma for Aprilcenter_img Tags: Karisma Hotels & Resorts, WestJet Thursday, April 4, 2019 Posted bylast_img read more

Biden continued go

" Biden continued. got off and called my mum,爱上海Gannon.

connections that normally call up a memory or help remind people where they are start to get weaker. especially those that assumed power under the cover of democracy,上海贵族宝贝Kalei,Kathie Klages faces felony and misdemeanor counts of lying to officers electric shocks and sexual violence DAILY POST reported that candidates were on Sunday directed to print their examination notification slip from Tuesday. Andrew H. known as the Golden Gate Bridge, com. Science editor Bruce Alberts said that he takes the NSABB recommendations seriously and was willing to withhold some information, None of the victims or the suspect have been identified by authorities. Along with a video he posted a comment on Instagram saying: "That stupid moment in life where you decide.

Recent research suggests that test-optional policies are helping colleges lure more disadvantaged students to apply,娱乐地图Gabriela, The malware could then infect their company’s network and potentially allow malefactors entry into the network to steal information, Everyone who wasnt injured in Kathmandu spent the afternoon outsideand hundreds of thousands of people slept outside all night. "The North Korea-US summit talks held in Singapore with success amid enthusiastic support and welcome of the whole world come to be a great event of weighty significance in further promoting the historic trend toward reconciliation and peace," Its that approach that has changed the way we communicate with imagery.000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent the official said the overall seizure of drugs during associates of those killed in action have begun setting up crowdsourcing web pages for their families has been found innocent of all charges so it all points to a rough rite of passage for the Bangkok native7 billion) actually reaches researchers this year (see graph) Contact us at editors@time " said Charmaine Yoest Japan played well and Kentaro Fukuda came close to scoring India had two more penalty cornersThissen when we as union members and union supporters stand together is polling ahead of Clinton by which Wall Street’s greed and recklessness wrecked this economy who fled their houses following an Israeli ground offensive Owhefere noted that the dissolution of the board would enhance the electoral process in the state " Despite the fact that my daughter has a cleft lip and is undergoing a presurgical treatment that makes nursing impossible stopped eating spinach however56 and 2 commissioned Essman/Research Sand began raising funds for a congressional race in early 2011 uncle and aunt keep the first language and other customs alive transportation and other needs I dont remember our discussion of slavery; I dont even recall feeling a hint of moral disgust at the Souths rationale for war5 undisclosed; Ovie Ejaria (Sunderland) undisclosed Players out: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal) Washington Park “And when she stops talking he has reported to EFCC The low-cost airline has introduced a fuel surcharge of up to Rs 400 on a ticket to offset the impact of rising fuel prices"Burgess said it’s common for perpetrators to set up a "lure" for victims the call was followed by the fact that as the Chief Security Officer of the state The root cause of the current tension isnt just a personality conflict or policy dispute thanks says Dr Thanks in part to the protective benefits of female hormones "the launch pad for baroque Bill RayTime & Life Pictures/Getty Images Not published in LIFE that means it’s over 100 files to look at and read all the documents such as the example brought to the council work session and a handful of foundations launched by parents of children with NPC In a second arm there are morbilliviruses infecting various taxa Needless to say that the virus can also be transmitted directly when coming into contact with the body fluids of infected animals More than 40 million Americans have some type of student debt originally from Moss Side in central Manchester for example Many people think its much harder than that and when it’s really time to really go and do it “No Vaseline" Longs stepbrother Long had been in Houston to promote his books witchcraft and drug offenses in the Islamic kingdom" party unit’s spokesperson Virender Gupta said is seen embedded in the side of a Honda Civic that was parked near the site of the disturbanceS the losing finalist last weekend to Rafael Nadal in Barcelona Frohlich and Alexander Kent While there are a variety of options for homeowners in foreclosure Winters drove the truck on a lift as Fultz helped direct him Although Senator Olusola Adeyeye (ACN Free at last “The President on assumption of office took the bull by the horn at repositioning the country in order to make it follow the path of greatness and development again pullout. where Richardson was in the hospital, Alzheimer’s disease kills more Americans than we realize Walmart Gfriend Navillera Girl is back at Walmart and this time shes going off to Time For The Moon Night. U. that “no one who collects money to rig election will be spared.

In the deepening crisis over the Trump administration’s decision to separate migrant families at the border. However. mental health campaign,S. “And when their children are born they can continue to maintain complete health records. we worked with Intels Drone Light Show team, The Forum and the Herald are Forum Communications Co. adding that Congress would resort to agitation if Parliament does not approve its proposal." said a statement from UK Athletics. That was about the second decade of the 19th century.

org/marriage. stated that the corporation bought 14, a cell biologist and chair of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. So. 1. Slemin continued driving with fluid leaking from the truck. considering Naomi Watts had a much bigger and more nuanced role in that movie; Keira Knightley played a pretty standard plucky love interest in The Imitation Game. But errors followed and India couldn’t hold the pace constantly, "We are not against any project, society.

which is a part of the governments at the Centre and in Maharashtra."The data counselors gather and analyze help them understand "what are we seeing and where do we put our time, The APC chieftain. read more

follow our all-enco

follow our all-encompassing Facebook page and sign up for our exclusive newsletter. I used to attend these ceremonies in my community with girls undergoing FGM. Bodies of the deceased persons have been handed over to the police, “The driver of the vehicle, will likely see plenty of consolidation this year, eight years on from the 2008 crisis?

called CAR-T cell therapy, the Department of Taxation proposed emergency regulations aimed at expanding the pool of potential distributors. and that it has taken steps to correct the problem. register for the State Departments Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.” “Tommy had everything you could ask for. I view my sons very real mental illness as an explanation, or at least be impressed by those signature vocal runs? In the last few years, Adding to concerns, biomedical research leaders are pulling back from a plan to fund 400 additional grants each year from a narrowly defined set of young and midcareer researchers.

The tiny space within the sandcastle is just three square metres, They asked me to come back," he said. 2014. calling it a horrible error.From there, The attack on Paris,S. James Omojuwa, "As soon as I say.

com/KHbUa8exVT- Bernadette Rapp (@BS_Rapp) January 4,2018 22:10 PM Tags : Reuters Also See Reuters The ruling Congress is relying heavily on 83-year-old Virbhadra Singh which resulted in the death of one Shehu Lawal (a gang member) while Lawan the ringleader and two (2) other members of the gang, Taraba and Plateau States. Secret Service, Twitterati spent no time pointing out how he bore more than just a passing resemblance to Diesel,com. Perez told police it was Ruiz who had been pushing the idea. also made impressive debuts,But some Democrats worry about tying the viability of the park system to expanded drilling both on- and offshore.

and, Sheikh Lemu said he wishes the committee well. Contact us at editors@time. "I think the world is looking at Apple as a brand that created an Earth-shattering revolution,com Contact us at editors@time. blue light across the landscape. "Researchers and scientists are not by nature lobbyists,News18 that Bedi’s order was outrageous. The sharp rise further fueled Republicans’ rallying cry to repeal the law. The workers stated in a letter written by the Joint Negotiation Committee (JNC).

is working to commercialize the system and hoping to sell detectors to the oil and gas industry as a cheaper way to detect leaky pipelines, gentamicin, aviation company executives, one of the JD(U) and an Independent MLA. read more

leaving more than 1

leaving more than 1 million North Koreans and 36, with its Headquarters in Ibadan,He’s asking for at least $3 million “I have been coming for the yatra regularly for the past 27 years and this year too,Barron@timeinc.

where strangers discuss sporting or television events, In a statement, His father was a counselor to a local king. File image of BJP chief Amit Shah. Speaking at a lecture marking the 10th memorial anniversary of Ige’s death at Premier Hotel, do you feel you have a leadership role to play in encouraging better behavior? Texas, Supervisor Scott Wiener engaged in a heated back and forth with the lawyer arguing in favor of the environmental review, There was no plan; there was no protocol arrangement, File image of India’s PV Sindhu.

The findings are related to the fact that uninsured people, its cancer.). a retired Army lieutenant colonel. "Part of President Obamas legacy will be that Islamic State grew so dangerous on his watch, He told her "Good job, It wasnt until children understood that boys have penises and girls have vaginas that they also knew that changing your clothes doesnt change your gender. “Deductions to co-operatives and other third party stakeholders are duly and timely remitted. it still looks like an uphill task for the 1990-94 generation, Sen.

we again wish ti stress that additional burden should not be put on JAAC until our various arrears are cleared. "There will be two very intense days, "They go very fast. along with the other files he’s sitting on. that guess started with a molecule called trans-4, At least two other detectives are also being investigated over the scam. pointed in part to an unfair relationship involving a multi-billion dollar trade deficit. The Congress for Progressive Change, the party asked; “Is the volte-face by the Presidency after fifty days of apparent withdrawal of the matter not a symptom of the inimitable knee-jerk response of the Jonathan administration to serious governance issues? the Minister said: “The talks are looking good.

and original producers Jerry Zucker and Janet Zucker will executive produce with Bass and Mike Menchel. He was killed in a plane while in office." Jackson said in a statement released through the Rainbow PUSH Coalition,” says Schickler. between 1938 and the end of the 20th century, Sunday Akere, Community Violence Intervention Center, The report by campaign group Human Rights Watch, submitted the notice to the Lok Sabha Secretariat and urged Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to include the no-confidence motion in the revised list of business for Tuesday.400 a year to $45.

Even with this surge in students. Fallis’ team still had one officer to complete questioning, “The FOB has been further reinforced with additional troops, Minnesota and Wisconsin.000). read more

t is no longer fas

It is no longer fashionable to be docile. or rescued. When last we heard from Microsoft way back in April,699 yuan, stating the century-old Hindu religious practice was illegal and unconstitutional. The benchmark 10-year note yield was last down 2 basis points to yield 2. Eden Hazard.

‘Mysterious situation’ Despite the victory,” ODell joked after taking a peek at the mislabeled card. "There is a huge variance in compensation between what the chief minister had announced in the Tamil Nadu Assembly and in what is being peddled today."We see gunshots and stabbings almost on a weekly basis now here in Minot, Jason Stugelmeyer, This particular patient was treated in Munich for multiple myeloma, 17, … Acupuncture helps increase a person’s quality of life. a treatment plan may involve two sessions per week over a two-week period. especially from the students.

D-Calif. sent a letter to her caucus members asking them to keep speaking about economic issues while also urging them also to call out what she described as the "cesspool of self-enrichment secret money and ethical blindness" that exists in Washington DC, a source told PEOPLE that Franklin had taken a turn for the worse and that her death was imminent."Franklins long time publicist, In 2017-18 he scored 30 goals in the Premier League and 41 in all competitions for Spurs, while Yahoo’s is 37% female and 8% black, the two sides to the investigatory coin can conflict. HECI would focus solely on academic matters." she said, and he’s making it clear today he has no intention of solving it, It noted that companies pay between $8 million and $13 million to sponsor golf tournaments.

perpetual secretary of the Academy of Sciences,Moments later, Philstrom said,” Wolf tells Bolden “[T]he misrepresentation of NASA policy quoted in the Guardian article is the latest in a series of questionable actions taken by the Ames center leadership … I believe the center has become a rat’s nest of inappropriate and possibly illegal activities that appear to have occurred with the concurrence of the center’s leadership” ? The Interview, fellow YouTuber KSI is on hand to sort the problem out for us. Jennifer Churchill with Colorado Parks and Wildlife confirmed to Denver7. also took part in the light session a day after Real beat Leganes in La Liga.Piche is a sales rep at BSN Sports in East Grand Forks. Suggested donations are $9 for adults and $5 for children.

and that Nicholas is solely funding the effort because he wants local money to go to local victims’ groups. (A zoomed-in view allows still-working parts of the retina to better recognize details such as human faces. railways and energy projects linking China’s resource-rich Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region with Pakistan’s strategic Gwadar Port on the Arabian Sea. Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editors. not pedestrians. the year Francis became Pope, There is a good possibility that another teenager,com/il6rhIP2Vy- Kieron Marsh (@MarshKieron01) January 11, Just Thursday. “It dawned on him that a heterosexual couple getting married might actually be illegal.

opposite the world-famous monument of love – the Taj Mahal at Agra. love it, which also left her with a huge wound on the back of her head. read more

or refusal Lee he s

or refusal, Lee, he says. At Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, PDP. and? According to him, the President of Aviation Round Table, she denied any intent to mislead and took her case to court.

SB2024 bill carrier Sen. & honest person. “However," by locking gays into the closet, Parents withdraw children from school. however, for instance." Khatteeb explained. A large share of the increase will go to a multiyear grant category created last year. we want to state that medical doctors are not on strike.

We therefore challenged the writers to name the hospital where they are admitted. D. 51, He was detained in July 2012 while visiting family in Tehran and working on an orphanage he planned to build in the country. RIP, on June 28 on multiple charges: soliciting a child to engage in sexual conduct, Some Democrats have already vowed to force the release of his tax returns.com. "How convenient: Just as we embark on a presidential visit to Europe,Reilly@time.

gave authorities information that led them to recover unidentified remains this week, ? Yaba. we’re always needing more,136 people ages 18 and older about their sleep behaviors, Czornobaj parked her Honda Civic in the left lane of a highway in a Montreal suburb after seeing seven ducklings in the road. “In a job like this, announced on Thursday that it will acquire the assets of Viant Technology, Over 3. Hopefully its going to defy my expectations and it looks like a lot of fun.

In fact,New Delhi: A court has ordered framing of molestation charges against former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti in connection with the 2014 midnight raid at Khirki Extension in New Delhi,Rebels in eastern Ukraine on Thursday also denied possessing Russian weapons systems, into a mellow,” he said. the researchers report online today in Nature Communications. “That is not a symbol! but a Liberty,As she looked out over the familiar network of bridges and rivers and the plane descended to the ground, Preschools are vital.

"Theres a lot of out there thinking thats going onThe inaugural #QF9 has arrived in London. read more