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A police team was on Saturday attacked by a mob of over 100 persons here when it tried to rescue a large number of cows which were allegedly being taken for slaughter.The police lobbed 18 rounds of teargas shells after the mob attacked them, Godhra Deputy SP V. K. Nai said. “When the police reached the ground where the cattle were kept, they were attacked by the mob with stones. To disperse the crowd, the police team lobbed 18 teargas shells. Nobody was hurt,” he said.On information that the cattle were brought here for slaughtering, the police carried out a combing operation, and found a large number of cattle tied at a place. When they tried to take them into custody, the officers were attacked, Mr. Nai said. “We seized 49 cattle from the spot and took them to a cow shelter,” he said.
Public sector Mahanadi Coalfields Limited on Tuesday said it suffered a loss of ₹2.68 crore when villagers staged an agitation demanding compensation for a goat that died after being hit by a coal-laden truck.The central PSU lodged a complaint with the local police for action against those who created an illegal obstruction.The coal transportation and dispatch work at Jagannath Sidings No. 1 and 2 in Talcher coalfields after residents from Chatia Hurtings village created ruckus and protested against death of a goat in an accident with a coal transportation tipper in the prohibited mining area, the MCL said.“Jagannath sidings 1 and 2 were forcibly stopped by villagers at 11 am on Monday, demanding ₹60,000 compensation,” said Dikken Mehra, MCL spokesperson.“Operations could be resumed only after 2:30 pm following intervention of senior officials and police, and this three-and-a-half-hours illegal stoppage by the villagers caused an estimated loss of ₹1.4 crore on account of coal transportation to the sidings and₹1.28 crore on account of dispatch through railways,” said Mr. Mehra.Besides an estimated loss of ₹2.68 crore to MCL, the government exchequer also suffered an estimated loss to the tune of ₹46 lakh due to this unprecedented stoppage, he pointed out.According to MCL, while coal mines are restricted working zones where only people authorised, trained and with knowhow of the mines can enter and perform their job, the entry to mine areas is totally prohibited for general movement.“Some people from the peripheral localities deliberately trespass into the coal mine and overburden areas to pick coal, firewood and even make livestock graze, which is a cause of concern,” he said.
Shahid Kapoor is one doting husband. The 35-year-old actor, who has already begun shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama Padmavati, took out some time from his busy schedule to enjoy a romantic lunch date with his wife Mira Rajput.ALSO READ: Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput spotted with daughter Misha at airport ALSO READ: Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput spotted on a cosy dinner date Touted to be one of B-Town’s cutest couples, Shahid and Mira have become one of the favourites with the fans. And the adorable couple was yet again spotted enjoying some “we” time at a suburban restaurant in Mumbai. While Mira looked gorgeous in a white top and denims, Shahid sported a more causal look.The two were later clicked by the paparazzi walking out hand-in-hand from the restaurant. On the work front, Shahid is busy shooting for Padmavati. It is for the first time that the actor will be seen in a period drama. Padmavati, which is set to hit the screens some time next year, also stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.(Photos: Yogen Shah)
PTI5_14_2017_000083B By Chandraboli Mitra New Delhi, May 14 (PTI) No Indian woman wrestler could get past the Japanese in the ongoing Asian Championships and Olympic bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik feels the giants from far east would be impossible to beat at least in this lifetime. Sakshi, Vinesh Phogat and Divya Kakran lost to Japanese wrestlers in the gold-medal bouts of their respective weight divisions to settle for silver medals in the ongoing Asian Championship. It was the Rio Olympics gold medallist of 63kg category, Risako Kawai, who outplayed Sakshi in the final of 60kg, while another Rio Games champion Sara Dosho defeated Divya Kakran in womens 69kg. Neither Sakshi nor Divya could sustain for the entire duration of six minutes during their bouts, and although Vinesh gave a good fight to her rival Sae Nanjo, she also proved no match in the final analysis. “It is very difficult to beat the Japanese girls. It will be tough to match them in this lifetime or even the next. We would have to take rebirths in order to beat them. They are simply too good,” Sakshi, who became the first Indian woman wrestler to bag an Olympic medal, told PTI. Asked to point out the areas in which the Japanese score over others, Sakshi said: “It is a combination of a lot of things. The facilities provided to them, the way their coaches take note of even the minor mistakes they make during a bout. They are very systematic and methodical in their approach. “Moreover, they are much more superior even when it comes to their skills and technique,” explained the 24-year-old. Vinesh feels that it is their speed and agility that sets the Japanese apart from the rest. “They are extremely agile and move very fast on the mat. It is their speed that we are unable to match most of the times. We will have to increase our speed immensely in order to pose a competition to them,” said Vinesh. The 19-year-old rookie Divya agreed with both her senior colleagues, saying be it speed, skills or the technique, the Japanese are better in every way. “I was applying all tactics in my book during my gold medal bout against Sara but she was simply far more superior. It was tough to catch up with her,” she said. Besides the conventional training methods, theres also a lot of cross-training that the Japanese go through. The wrestlers and judokas train together and that improves their overall reflexes and skills. The Indian womens team wrestling coach Kuldeep Malik attributed their success to physical fitness and training. “Their base is very strong. Since childhood, the emphasis is on their physical fitness. They are trained so well during their growing up years that when they are put into any sport, they are bound to do well. “Moreover, Japanese girls were exposed to wrestling some 20 years back, while we started coming out only in the last 6 -7 years, so we will take time to catch up with them,” explained the Dhyanchand awardee. The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) claims that all attempts at bringing the Japanese coaches to mentor the Indian wrestlers have failed so far. “We tried talking to the Japanese coaches and bring them on board but they dont seem too positive. They like to live in a cocoon,” WFI assistant secretary Vinod Tomar told PTI. Tomar said even the girls are not available for training. “We have asked them to allow our girls to train in Japan but they do not encourage such proposals. Even here at the Asian Championship, they stick to their training arenas and are not too keen on practicing with wrestlers of other countries,” he said. Tomar recalled that it was just once before the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games that the then WFI president GS Mander managed to convince the Japanese to allow the Indian girls to train there, as Japan had no stake in that event. “Our girls benefitted immensely by training in Japan before the 2010 Commonwealth Games and that showed in the results. We finished with as many as six medals in womens wrestling, including three gold, two silver and a bronze,” said Tomar. PTI CM PM PMadvertisement
PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer celebrates winning the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Urban Meyer won his final game as Ohio State’s head football coach, leading the Buckeyes to a Rose Bowl victory over Washington.Tributes for the three-time national title-winning head coach are pouring in on social media.One of those tributes comes from the best player in the NBA.LeBron James, an Ohio native and strong Buckeyes fan, took to Twitter to write Meyer a message.“Congrats my friend!!” LeBron tweeted.“Way to go out The only way that feels right and that’s on Top with a W! It was a pleasure to watch you lead this program throughout the years and I wish you nothing but happiness and health in the nearest future HOFer.”@OSUCoachMeyer Congrats my friend!! Way to go out The only way that feels right and that’s on Top with a W! It was a pleasure to watch you lead this program throughout the years and I wish you nothing but happiness and health in the nearest future HOFer‼️???— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 2, 2019Meyer is retiring as one of the greatest head coaches in the history of Ohio State’s football program.Ohio State will now move forward with Ryan Day, who becomes the full-time head coach tomorrow.
OTTAWA – The estimated cost of stabilizing Phoenix, the federal government’s snafu-stricken civil service pay system, has already exceeded $600 million and will likely continue to climb, the minister responsible for the file told a Commons committee Tuesday.Public Services and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough made the prediction as she acknowledged there was no mechanism in place to gauge the effectiveness of Phoenix when the Liberals launched it early last year.“It’s clear government oversight was not in place,” Qualtrough told the Commons estimates committee before adding up the spending the government has committed to date to bring Phoenix to a so-called “steady state.”Nonetheless, Qualtrough told the committee she expects Phoenix to be able to pay government employees “on time” by the end of 2018.Ensuring the government has a better pay system in place beyond Phoenix is another matter — one that the minister said could end up taking “years.”Qualtrough’s comments followed earlier testimony by a department official to a separate committee, where deputy minister Marie Lemay confirmed the government has no choice but to stick with Phoenix in the short term.“There is no fall-back,” Lemay told the public accounts committee. “There is no former system to go back to.”Auditor general Michael Ferguson last week issued a blistering report on Phoenix, warning that stabilizing it will take years and cost more than $540 million.In answering questions about his report, Ferguson — whose report likened the situation to a similar and ongoing seven-year, $1.2-billion debacle in Australia — suggested the government should think about abandoning the system altogether.Qualtrough’s parliamentary secretary, Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, said earlier this week that there simply is no feasible alternative to Phoenix.On Tuesday, Ferguson said the government needs to work in two phases to resolve the pay system fiasco.“The first priority is to pay people the right amount on time,” he said. “However, after that is achieved, there will still be work to do to get a system that processes pay efficiently.“The longer-term solution needs to last and be as efficient as it can be.”Lemay appeared to agree, saying her department plans examine longer-term alternative options to the Phoenix system.One of the biggest federal civil service unions has called on the Liberal government to scrap Phoenix and build an in-house system virtually from scratch.The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, which represents government IT professionals, said earlier this month it could build a brand new pay system from scratch based on the latest version of Oracle’s PeopleSoft software.Union president Debi Daviau said she expected the new system could be brought online, after thorough testing, within a year of starting the project.Lemay said her department has worked with civil service unions as it tries to stabilize Phoenix and that officials had met with PIPSC representatives in the last week, although she made no commitments to adopting union proposals for paying government employees.IBM was contracted by the previous Conservative government to repurpose PeopleSoft to create the Phoenix system.Daviau said it’s not the core software that failed, but the configuration and implementation, which she said involved a lack of proper training of payroll system employees.Under questioning from New Democrat MP David Christopherson over who is to blame for the Phoenix pay problems, Lemay said IBM had done nothing wrong in carrying out the work to develop the system.“Throughout the project, IBM has done what we asked them to do,” she told the committee. “It’s not IBM that was the project manager.”In his report to Parliament last week, the auditor general said about 150,000 government employees — about half of the federal workforce — have faced pay problems since Phoenix was launched in early 2016, including being underpaid, overpaid or not paid at all.The system originally went live in February of that year and was tested on a handful of departments. Despite almost immediate complaints of problems with the system, it was enacted across 46 departments and agencies two months later. Soon afterward, problems were identified with more than 82,000 pay files and the backlog of incorrect transactions quickly ballooned from there.Members of both committees studying the Phoenix fiasco voiced frustrations Tuesday with a lack of tools to help civil servants working navigate pay problems.Qualtrough said she hoped to have some tools in place “within a couple of weeks,” but emphasized the government would avoid setting up any system that takes pay system employees away from reducing backlogged pay issues.
OTTAWA – Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott has officially been given responsibility for overseeing the delivery of First Nations and Inuit health services.The federal government says the First Nations and Inuit health branch at Health Canada has been formally reassigned to Philpott’s new department.In the last year, the branch has been subject to criticism from Indigenous leaders for its handling of the suicide crisis plaguing Aboriginal youth across the country.Philpott says the structural changes will allow the federal government to work more effectively with Indigenous partners to provide services.This past summer, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau initiated a major shakeup in how his government handles the Indigenous Affairs file, an effort critics say had stalled out.He put Carolyn Bennett, who was named Indigenous affairs minister in Trudeau’s original cabinet, in charge of the Crown’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples, with Philpott focused on service issues, including fixing long-term water quality problems, First Nations education and housing.
Advertisement Advertisement A documentary about the infamous “Citizen Kane of bad movies,” Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, can finally be seen by a wider audience, after a Toronto judge on Wednesday lifted an injunction against the Canadian-made doc.Room Full of Spoons, from Ottawa-based writer and filmmaker Rick Harper, a self-proclaimed super fan of The Room, set out to tell the story of the 2003 cult movie, initially with Wiseau’s blessing and collaboration. But Wiseau reportedly pulled out of the project, and in June sought an injunction against showing the film, alleging copyright infringement, invasion of privacy and that it mocks and disparages both him and The Room.In a somewhat amusing ruling — noting that “The Room’s fame rests on its apparently abysmal quality as a movie” — Ontario Superior Court Judge Markus Koehnen dismissed all claims. Tommy Wiseau in The Room (2003) Advertisement READ MORE Login/Register With: Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
ADRAR, Algeria – Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s campaign chief promised on Sunday that constitutional changes would create a “broad democracy” if the ailing incumbent wins re-election next month.Former prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal gave scant details of the long-promised changes as he opened the re-election campaign with a speech in the southern desert town of Adrar.Sellal was one of six senior regime figures who fanned out across the vast North African country to campaign on behalf of the president, who is too sick to take to the hustings himself. Bouteflika’s decision to seek a fourth term despite a mini-stroke, which confined him to hospital in Paris for three months last year, has drawn heavy criticism not only in opposition ranks but also from some within the regime.Former president Liamine Zeroual has slammed the 2008 constitutional amendment that allowed Bouteflika to seek and win a third term and demanded a handover of power.Sellal told the rally in Adrar that the constitutional changes, first promised in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region in 2011, would be adopted this year.“Algeria will have a broad democracy, a participatory democracy. Every citizen will take part in the country’s development,” said Sellal, who stepped down as prime minister to run Bouteflika’s re-election campaign.“We are going to expand the rights of the people’s elected representatives and the opposition parties will have their constitutional rights,” he told a crowd of about 1,000 people.Sellal gave no further details of the proposed changes, a draft of which he handed to Bouteflika in September last year.Press reports had suggested that the changes might create a post of vice president but that was denied by Sellal on Friday.The former premier, who was closely involved in the 2004 and 2009 campaigns that returned Bouteflika to power, insisted earlier this month that the president need not be on the road himself to campaign for re-election.
Les volcans d’Hawaï sont alimentés ‘à distance’Publiés le 27 mai dans Science, les résultats d’une étude réalisée par les chercheurs d’un institut américain suggèrent que les volcans d’Hawaï sont alimentés par une source de magma située loin à l’ouest de l’archipel, et non juste en-dessous. Tout comme les industriels prospecteurs de pétrole et de gaz, les chercheurs du Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ont utilisé des ondes sismiques rebondissant sur les rochers du manteau (la couche de roche sous haute pression et à haute température, située entre le noyau et la croûte terrestre) pour obtenir une image précise de l’activité géologique sous Hawaï.À lire aussiLe Kilimandjaro, un volcan dormant caché dans la plus haute montagne d’AfriqueAu lieu d’un flux de magma vertical et étroit situé en-dessous de l’archipel et alimentant son activité volcanique, les scientifiques ont découvert une ‘anomalie thermique’ de 800 à 2.000 kilomètres de largeur et d’environ 725 kilomètres de profondeur, située loin à l’ouest des îles, et déclenchant apparemment leur volcanisme.”Nos résultats ne confirment pas l’idée selon laquelle Hawaï est alimenté directement par un panache issu de la limite noyau-manteau. L’archipel pourrait plutôt être alimenté par un panache secondaire, à partir d’un grand bassin de matériaux chauds pris au piège sur la partie supérieure du manteau inférieur. De nombreuses remontées secondaires similaires peuvent aussi être générées à partir de ce bassin, en raison de l’instabilité thermique”, a expliqué Qin Cao, sismologue au MIT.Le 5 juin 2011 à 19:49 • Emmanuel Perrin
WWE and USA Network issued the following on Thursday announcing full details on the now-annual “WWE Week” on the USA Network beginning this coming Monday, December 12.USA RINGS IN THE HOLIDAYS WITH WWE(R) AIRING SPECIAL PROGRAMMING THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 12Look for the annual “Tribute to the Troops” on Wednesday, December 14 at 8:00/7:00c.USA Network will kick off the holidays beginning Monday, December 12, with WWE HOLIDAY WEEK. In addition to regularly scheduled live WWE events, USA will feature movies starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and the 14th annual WWE’S TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS – a special that honors our servicemen and women and celebrates their dedication and commitment to our country.USA Network’s WWE HOLIDAY WEEK will include:Monday, December 12· Festivities will begin with three hours of WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW(R) at 8/7c, featuring superstars Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Rusev, Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.Tuesday, December 13· The week continues with a trio of WWE legend Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s movies – Faster (2010) at 1pm/12c, G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) at 3pm/2c and The Other Guys (2010) at 5:30pm/4:30c.· The two-hour WWE SMACKDOWN(R) LIVE will take place at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. at 8/7c, with top Superstars including Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, Becky Lynch, Bray Wyatt, Kane and Randy Orton.· Following WWE SMACKDOWN LIVE, an all-new episode of USA Network’s hit original series SHOOTER will feature WWE Superstar Randy Orton in a special guest starring role. The series, starring Ryan Phillippe, airs every Tuesday at 10/9c.Wednesday, December 14· At 8/7c, WWE and USA Network will celebrate our nation’s heroes with the two-hour TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS. Held at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C., this year marks the first time in the event’s 14-year history that it will take place in our nation’s capital.Additionally, TALK STOOP with Cat Greenleaf will feature interviews throughout the week with WWE Superstars, including Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho, The Miz and Stephanie McMahon.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WhatsApp Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roman Reigns is in Remission Pinterest Now Playing Up Next CenaLife Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Velvet Sky man they do that tribue for troops every year 1 COMMENT Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Facebook Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems December 9, 2016 at 4:14 pm Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Google+ Twitter Comments are closed.
WILMINGTON, MA — It’s been slow going for the Wilmington School Committee race this election cycle despite three seats being up for grabs.Jo Newhouse, who was appointed to the School Committee over the summer, is seeking re-election, but two of her colleagues — Julie Broussard and Tom Talbot — are choosing to leave the board. Last year’s runner-up, Jesse Fennelly, is giving it another try.For nearly two months, no additional candidates had stepped forward to seek one of the three seats. That all changed on February 28, when Jason Samaha pulled nomination papers from the Town Clerk’s Office, approximately one week before the filing deadline.Samaha has been a teacher for nearly 20 years. He currently serves as a Special Education teacher at William McKinley School in Boston. He received his Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire and Master of Education in Special Education and Teaching from UMass Boston.Samaha has been married to his wife Amanda, a guidance counselor at the Shawsheen Tech, for 16 years, and they have twins Nick and Avis, who are 7th graders at the Middle School. They’ve lived in Wilmington for the past eight years.Samaha’s recent experience on the Wilmington Middle School Principal Search Committee played a role in his decision to run for School Committee.“I was really impressed with the teachers, parents, and school administrators I met. I was able to hear from all of these stakeholders about the district and the middle school in particular,” Samaha told the Wilmington Apple. “I noted the great need for consistency in Wilmington in terms of leadership. We’ve had an interim principal for a few years at the middle school, the Woburn St. principal is leaving, and there is a new Superintendent. As someone who has worked in schools for 20 years, I am fully aware that inconsistent leadership does not promote quality schools. Wilmington is a very strong school district but we can, should, and need to continue to move forward toward excellence and I would like to be a part of that movement.”According to Assitstant Town Clerk Linda Golden, here are how the races stand as of March 1, one week before the Friday, March 8 (5pm) filing deadline:Wilmington Board of Selectmen — 2 seats — 3-year termsGreg Bendel (incumbent) — pulled papers on 1/3 — returned on 1/11 — certified on 1/14Kevin Caira (incumbent) — pulled papers on 1/4 — returned on 2/8 — certified on 2/11Robert Fasulo, Jr. (challenger) — pulled papers on 2/5 — has not yet returnedMark Maselli (challenger) — pulled papers on 2/11 — has not returned yetDaniel Murphy (challenger) — pulled papers on 1/18 — returned on 1/28 — certified on 1/30Suzanne Sullivan (challenger) — pulled papers on 2/5 — has not yet returnedWilmington Board of Selectmen — 1 seat — 1-year termDaryn Marsh — pulled papers on 2/5 —returned on 2/19 — certified on 2/21Jomarie O’Mahony — pulled papers on 1/30 — returned on 2/19 — certified on 2/19Wilmington School Committee — 3 seats — 3-year termsJo Newhouse (incumbent) — pulled papers on 1/4 — has not returned yetJesse Fennelly (challenger) — pulled papers on 1/7 — returned on 2/20 — certified on 2/21Jason Samaha (challenger) — pulled papers on 2/28 — has not returned yetIncumbents Julie Broussard and Tom Talbot have announced they aren’t seeking re-election.Shawsheen Tech School Committee — 1 seat — 3-year termRobert Peterson Sr. (incumbent) — pulled papers on 1/3 — returned on 2/1 — certified on 2/2To get on the ballot, nomination papers, with at least 50 valid signatures from Wilmington voters, are due back to the Town Clerk by Friday, March 8.The Annual Town Election will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Polls will be open from 8am to 8pm.NOTE TO CANDIDATES & CAMPAIGNS: Got announcements, press releases, letters to the editor, etc.? Email email@example.com.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedA VOTER’S GUIDE To The Wilmington School Committee RaceIn “Government”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Recent School Committee MeetingIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE RACE Q&A: Samaha, Newhouse & Fennelly Discuss District’s Special Education DepartmentIn “Education”
Eklunta, Inc. wants to use land it owns within the bounds of the Municipality of Anchorage for what the Alaska Native corporation calls an “inert monofil.” or a non-toxic waste dump. In April of 2013, Eklutna had filed a two part application with the Muni’s community development department: a master plan for a rezone of 68 acres, and a conditional use permit for 17 acres, which would be used for the monofil.Audio Playerhttp://www.alaskapublic.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/24eklutna-monofil-with-edit.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.But Maria Rentz, president of Chugiak’s Community Council, says the community is fighting the plan, because the land Ekluna wants for the project is adjacent to a park, and close to residences. Amost a year ago, the Anchorage planning commission voted down the master plan, and recommended that the Assembly reject the plan, as well. But Eklutna appealed that decision, triggering a long series of postponements that has kept an Assembly vote on the Planning commission’s resolution of rejection off the Anchorage Municipal Assembly agenda. Finally, it was scheduled for a public hearing next month, but, just as Tuesday night’s meeting began, Rentz got a message:“There is an official request, I’m looking at it, that was sent from Eklutna today, asking for a minimum sic month postponement.” The issue was to have come up for an opening vote on the public hearing, at the request of Assemblyman Dick Traini, who moved it forward, he says, because ” the issue of a monofil site affects not just one part of our community, but the entire municipality.”Rentz says she got early word of the change last week, late on Friday. But it came with more disturbing information:“Eklutna will be asking for a postponement on the opening of the public hearing, because there has been substantial contamination found” Rentz says she’s been told the contamination is from a “municipal source.” Rentz say, if there actually is pollution, the issue will drag on. She says she wants Eklutna’s plan killed, entirely, and to postpone it again and again, thereby postponing a final vote, is not fair to the community.The item was pulled from Tuesday night’s Municipal Assembly meeting agenda at the request of Assemblymembers Bill Starr, who represents Eagle River and Amy Demboski, who represents Chugiak. Assemblymember Demboski said she’s concerned about the turn of events.“I do have serious concens about how we got here today… Because this has been such a delicate issue in our community, and because the Community Council has been very engaged, and they have a very specific timeline, I think it would be more prudent to give the municipality thirty days to evaluate the new informatin , and then we can always come back in a month and potpone it, if need be. “ But Assemblyman Starr held out for another six month postponement. Starr said“Some information was brought to light based on water sampling which involved a municipal landfill that we closed some time ago. It adjoins the 85 acres (of Eklutna’s project).”Starr says the new information is so new, that it will take at least six months to get all parties together to evaluate it.“Nothing wrong with how we got here, I think it’s where do we go from here. “Starr’s move prevailed, with a nine to two vote. Maria Rentz says she’s disappointed “This case has been dragging for two years, and now this significant postponement, of six month minimum, I think that significant postponement is very troublesome. I think if the site has been bound to be contaminated, I think that puts a whole different perspective on the entire project. “So the public hearing is off, at least for another six months, while the source, and the type, of the contamination is determined.
.The government has extended the deadline by ten days for the registration of hajj pilgrims for the year of 2018 under private managements, reports UNB.The registration which began on 1 March will now end on 1 April, said a press release issued by the ministry of religious affairs on Thursday.This year’s hajj flights will begin on 14 July. A total of 1,27,198 pilgrims – 7,198 under government management and 1,20,000 under private management – are expected to perform hajj in Saudi Arabia from Bangladesh.The hajj is likely to be held on 21 August this year subject to the moon sighting.
Jatiya PartyAfter the death of Jatiya Party (JaPa) chairman HM Ershad, two groups have emerged in the party. One remains under the leadership of Ershad’s brother GM Quader and the other under the former military dictator’s wife Raushan Ershad.The upcoming by-election to the Rangpur-3 (sadar) seat which fell vacant with the demise of Ershad, is being seen as indicative of the JaPa’s future. The candidate chosen by the group with a stronger hold over the party, will be nominated for this by-poll.Certain senior JaPa leaders will reportedly be meeting with the prime minister Sheikh Hasina soon. After that it will be clear who has actual control over the party. It will also then be decided who is to be nominated for Rangpur-3 by-election and from which group of the party.A number of leaders within JaPa have said that the party’s policymakers are still not clear about the Rangpur by-election. They are ruminating over whether it will be like the last by-poll in Bogura or whether it will be like the 30 December general election.The by-election to the Bogura-6 seat (which fell vacant as BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir refused to take oath) was free and inclusive. The BNP candidate, with the paddy sheaf symbol, won that by-election.Party sources say both GM Quader and Raushan want a family member to contest in the Rangpur by-election, GM Quader initially wanted to nominate their other brother Hossain Manzur Morshed who lives in the UK. However, Manzur is unwilling to give up his UK citizenship and join politics at this age. Ershad’s nephew and former member of parliament Asif Shahriar is also actively vying for nomination, but he had been expelled from the party for defying a decision of Ershad.Other than than, a female family member is also on the list of candidates. She recently visited Rangpur to pay her respects at Ershad’s grave. It the government is agreeable and the overall situation is conducive, she may eventually be the chosen one.In the meantime, the name of Raushan’s son Rahgir Al Mahir (Saad Ershad) has also been discussed. Raushan wants son Saad to join politics. She had wanted him to contest in the by-polls for the Kurigram-2 (Fulbari-Sadar-Rajarhat) seat which fell vacant with the death of Tajul Islam Chowdhury MP’s death, but Ershad hadn’t agreed. She is now actively trying to put him up for the Rangpur-3 seat and a number of senior leaders are backing her.Speaking to Prothom Alo, Saad Ershad said, “If the people support me, I will join politics. I want to contest in the Rangpur-3 election.”Saad’s name has evoked mixed reaction within the party, particularly in Rangpur. Many of the local leaders contend that Saad has never been in politics and has been embroiled in controversy. He has no connection with Rangpur. If he is made a candidate, this will have a negative impact on the votes, they feel.The election commission is likely to announce the Rangpur by-election schedule after Eid-ul-Azha. However, JaPa’s Rangpur city committee’s general secretary SM Yasir and district leader Abdur Razzak have already began campaigning.JaPa secretary general Mashiur Rahman, speaking to Prothom Alo, said anyone can express their interest in the election. The presidium members will meet on 17 August and the nomination board will be formed. This board will decide on the candidate.
If D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray gets his way, employment and commerce should soon be looking up in Washington D.C.’s Ward 8, the long-neglected southeast corner of the city, under an initiative called “forWARD 8: Investing in Our Future.”Under the initiative unveiled Feb. 26, Gray said he is calling for $2.5 million in the upcoming D.C. budget to be directed to boosting employment and economic development in the ward, which accounts for much of D.C.’s southeastern quadrant.The region has long been regarded as often-ignored by District agencies and is plagued by the highest unemployment rates in the District.Gray (D), along with Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development Victor L. Hoskins, and Office of Planning (OP) interim Director Rosalynn Hughey Jan. 26, detailed what they believe is a fresh approach to career-training, jobs and economic development for Ward 8.“The forWARD 8 initiative will do exactly what its name implies – move Ward 8 forward through close partnerships between District agencies and the community,” said Gray in a statement. “This initiative will help Ward 8 residents find jobs, build careers and create new businesses.”And if Gray’s economic vision is included in the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which is also an election year for the mayor and council, the dismal economic trend east of the Anacostia River could be reversed, beginning with unemployment.The jobless rate, currently put at 17 percent by federal and city labor officials, was as high as 26 percent over the last three years. “We want to see that number continue to drop, because we really have to work on this chronic unemployment issue for the ward.” Hughey said.“Some of the key priorities for the ward, as [it] is for most of east of the river, is jobs and job training, getting people placed in jobs, small business development and improvements in infrastructures and the commercial corridors,” she said.The mayor’s vision will be addressed in four projects, she said.The Center for Construction Careers project is to focus on training unemployed Ward 8 residents who are interested in the construction industry. The goal of the $350,000 project is to train and place between 30 and 40 people in the infrastructure construction for the St. Elizabeth’s East Campus project that is set to begin this year.The initiative also is to include a culinary and entrepreneurship training program with Department of Employment Services (DOES) training in the classroom and kitchen on advanced culinary methods. This $250,000 project is to train 10 to 15 residents who will be matched with local dining and catering businesses in the city, according to city officials.An entrepreneurship program is to provide training for men and women interested in starting businesses. About $110,000 would be earmarked for the program to train between 20 and 30 Ward 8 residents, the city said.Another $1.75 million is to go toward what Gray officials call a Demonstration Center project to provide more entrepreneurship and workforce development, city officials said. The project would connect residents and local businesses to technology and educational programs and would offer computer training to seniors, small business owners and others.Under the initiative, a Ward 8 Business Directory is to be developed to highlight small businesses in the ward. That is expected to cost about $44,000, Gray officials said.
When the subject of Jack Nicholson comes up, women are never far behind. He’s acquired a reputation as one of modern cinema’s true rogues, pursuing entanglements both onscreen and off. Any controversy was usually defused by his wolfish charm and wicked sense of humor. However there was one story from the past of Jack Nicholson that transcended his persona and struck at the heart of his personal life. He learned of a secret that had been kept for decades, and only revealed to him at the age of 37.Press photo of Jack Nicholson after being nominated for an Academy Award for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.In 1974 he discovered his mother, Ethel May Nicholson, wasn’t who she said she was. She’d raised him alongside husband John, but his true mother’s identity came out of the blue. Nicholson’s mother was actually June, the woman he believed was his sister.This made Ethel his grandmother and “sister” Lorraine his aunt. The situation was a rug just waiting to be pulled out from under Nicholson’s feet. Perhaps ironically, he was informed via a reporter for TIME magazine, who had uncovered the details whilst undertaking research for a cover story.Nicholson in 1963.Up to that point his upbringing had been relatively stable and content. John worked in a department store and Ethel owned a beauty parlor in New Jersey, where the fledgling Jack was always surrounded by the fairer sex.Born in 1937 in Neptune, NJ, the parlor customers “thought he was the greatest,” a remark from Lorraine quoted in a Guardian article from 2003. “And so a lifetime of being surrounded by admiring women began as it meant to go on” the writer can’t resist adding.Nicholson as Wilbur Force in The Little Shop of Horrors (1960).As for Nicholson himself, he took the revelation in his stride, or at least appeared to. According to Biography.com, the star commented in typical easy-going fashion “I’d say it was a pretty dramatic event, but it wasn’t what I’d call traumatizing… After all, by the time I found out who my mother was, I was pretty well psychologically formed. As a matter of fact, it made quite a few things clearer to me. If anything, I felt grateful.”Great Hollywood legends quotesIt could explain partly the eternal bachelor’s eventful relationships with various women. His longest-lasting partnership was with actress Anjelica Huston, but that came to an end after he impregnated Rebecca Broussard, many years his junior.Anjelica Huston pictured in 2014. Photo by Mingle Media TV CC BY SA 2.0As the Guardian describes it, the 17 year romance between Nicholson and Huston came to a shuddering halt when “Huston turned up at Nicholson’s Paramount office, where he was battling with his ill-fated film The Two Jakes, and beat him to shreds.”Jack Nicholson signing autographs at a ceremony for Dennis Hopper to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photo by Angela George CC BY-SA 3.0Nicholson has had both creative and personal crises, with the two often intermingling. This is appropriate as he sees his back catalog as a kind of autobiography. Friends and critics have frequently tied him to his screen performances.For some he is a dying breed, one of the last of the Hollywood playboys. The club included such notable members as Warren Beatty, a close friend of Nicholson’s.Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson at the 62nd Academy Awards, March 26, 1990. Photo by Alan Light CC By 2.0Filmmaker Mark Cousins, referred to in the Guardian, had an especially harsh judgment on the man and his legacy, saying “I always feel weary about him the way I would about a stag night.There’s that smugness and sexual aggression, but no vulnerability… It’s very clever what he has done… He’s planted himself in the ecology of Hollywood, where he’s allowed to be sneering and lecherous and against the system, and they love him for it.”Jack Nicholson’s star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California.While Cousins’ assessment wouldn’t be shared by many, it does sum up the idea of Nicholson as an anachronism in today’s marketplace. Though it should be pointed out that Cousins acknowledges his talents as an actor and even today, long after his reported semi-retirement, he has armies of admirers.Read another story from us: Hunter S. Thompson once pulled a bizarre birthday prank on his friend Jack Nicholson, so terrifying the actor hid in his basementAside from perceptions about his character, Nicholson appears to have been raised in a loving home and one that gave him the confidence to go out and achieve an extraordinary career.Steve Palace is a writer, journalist and comedian from the UK. Sites he contributes to include The Vintage News, Art Knews Magazine and The Hollywood News. His short fiction has been published as part of the Iris Wildthyme range from Obverse Books.
These digital diagnostics are also making their way into people’s homes. AliveCor developed a $99, smartphone-enabled EKG device that uses AI to detect an abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation. Aural Analytics uses an iPhone app to analyze speech for motor and cognition changes, which can be a sign of neurodegeneration. Amazon is working on a similar project, which uses an Alexa voice recording of the patient to detect subtle changes in brain health. An algorithm may also forecast the likely outcome of an event, which creates an opportunity for intervention. Facebook, for instance, has rolled out an AI tool to detect suicidal posts before they’re posted. Another project, the Open Artificial Pancreas System, uses a digital device connected to an insulin pump to continuously monitor blood sugar, providing a faster and better calibrated response to changes in levels.Apps and algorithms that treat diseaseSoftware can measure and diagnose, but can it treat disease? Judging by recent FDA decisions, the answer is yes.Sleep.io and SHUTi are two scientifically-backed platforms designed to improve sleep and reduce reliance on sleeping pills. The MindSciences team, led by psychiatrist Dr. Judson Brewer, has created therapeutic apps for smoking cessation, overeating, and anxiety. Amid the country’s growing substance abuse crisis, last year the FDA cleared reSET, a mobile app that tracks substance use, cravings, and social triggers to treat dependency on alcohol, cocaine, and cannabis. The FDA’s clearance makes reSET one of the first prescription “digital therapeutics”—an emerging class of evidence-based interventions that are predominantly driven by software rather than drugs.Earlier this year, digital medicine company Akili Interactive announced that its video game for children with ADHD demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in a randomized, controlled clinical trial. That milestone paves the way for what could be the first prescription video game. And this summer, Apple announced an FDA- cleared algorithm and app combo that uses Apple Watch data to detect atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart condition.It’s clear that software is exerting a powerful force on our health. Recent advancements in clinical-grade wearables, powerful machine learning algorithms, and a forward-looking FDA are giving rise to a new wave of software applications used to measure, diagnose, and treat disease. And unlike previous “digital health,” products, which might measure the fuzzy concept of wellness, these software-as-medicine tools demonstrate success in clinical trials.Digital medicine manufacturers, like members of the recently formed Digital Therapeutics Alliance, have committed to undergo rigorous randomized, controlled clinical studies for their products. If cleared by regulators, doctors would prescribe many of these apps and algorithms just like they would drugs.Apps and algorithms that measure healthMany tech companies are developing new connected tools and wearables that collect behavioral and physiological measurements. Those measurements, known as “digital biomarkers,” have the potential to move routine patient care from the clinic to the home. We need to ensure that the industry has strong ethical underpinning as it brings these monitoring and surveillance tools into the mainstream. Inspired by the Hippocratic Oath—a symbolic promise to provide care in the best interest of patients—a number of security researchers have drafted a new version for Connected Medical Devices.With more effective regulations, increased commercial activity, and strong governance, software-driven medical products are poised to change healthcare delivery. At this rate, apps and algorithms have the opportunity to augment doctors and complement—or even replace—drugs sooner than we think.WIRED Opinion publishes pieces written by outside contributors and represents a wide range of viewpoints. Read more opinions here. Submit an op-ed to WIRED Opinion at email@example.com. Thus, the time is now to make sure regulations are in place to effectively bring these AI and machine learning products to market. The medical industry builds a body of evidence on the safety and efficacy of drugs through peer-reviewed research and clinical trials—digital medicine should be no different.Our healthcare system has strong protections for patients’ biospecimens, like blood or genomic data, but what about our digital specimens? Due to an increase in biometric surveillance from digital tools—which can recognize our face, gait, speech, and behavioral patterns—data rights and governance become critical. Terms of service that gain user consent one time, upon sign-up, are no longer sufficient. We need better social contracts that have informed consent baked into the products themselves and can be adjusted as user preferences change over time. More Great WIRED StoriesIntricate maps reveal what public transit gets wrongA stupid simple wonderful way to make Google DocsMy dad says he’s a “targeted individual.” Maybe we all arePHOTOS: A Blade Runner-esque vision of TokyoJeff Bezos wants us all to leave Earth—for goodHungry for even more deep dives on your next favorite topic? Sign up for the Backchannel newsletter Beyond behavior management, a growing number of companies are building products in which the software itself is “therapeutically-active,” meaning that use of the product directly impacts the condition (much like taking a drug has a direct impact on the body). In May, MindMaze received FDA clearance to bring a virtual reality rehabilitation platform to market for stroke and traumatic injury patients. Meanwhile, MedRhythms uses music, sensors, and software to improve mobility in stroke patients and other neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease or multiple sclerosis.Recognizing such advances in medical technology, last year the FDA outlined a more streamlined path to clearance for digital health devices. This year, the FDA is deep into building a pre-certification program, paving the way for software products—including AI and adaptive algorithms—to come to market faster.We’re hitting an inflection point in digital medicine. A number of consumer-focused tech companies are making big commercial bets on Apple’s Watch, Amazon’s stealth 1492 project, and Verily, formerly Google Life Sciences. Apps and algorithms that diagnoseDeveloping high-quality, reproducible algorithms to make medical decisions is a challenge. Healthcare giants IBM, Philips, and Siemens have already integrated artificial intelligence into their software systems—with mixed results. But a number of smaller companies have developed AI tools that have been cleared by the FDA for clinical settings, such as IDx-DR, an AI-based device to detect diabetic retinopathy in adults with diabetes. At its annual conference, Apple highlighted ResearchKit and CareKit products, which can track data on seizures, asthma attacks, and heart disease. Verily, formerly Google Life Sciences, has released its own health-tracking watch for clinical trials. Even Fitbit is partnering with biotech company Biogen and online patient platform PatientsLikeMe to better understand multiple sclerosis.Nevertheless, multiple randomized, controlled trials indicate that remote patient monitoring on its own does not seem to have an impact on health outcomes. “A remote monitor can give me 400 heart rate measurements, but what I really need is a better way to synthesize the data,” says Dr. David Levine, a clinician-investor at Harvard Medical School who runs The Home Hospital at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “We need the data to tell a clinically relevant story that helps doctors design the right intervention for a particular patient.”That tide might now be turning. In the past few years, improved computational power and more robust datasets have given rise to powerful algorithms and data visualization tools that allow doctors to interpret health data quickly and easily.
MEXICO CITY – How many times will Nazario Moreno die?Mexican authorities on Sunday announced that “El Chayo,” the leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, who reportedly had been killed in 2010, had died – this time for sure – in an early-morning shootout.A security official in Michoacán state said that biometric and DNA testing have confirmed Moreno’s identity. Members of the Mexican Navy led the operation in the village of Naranjo de Chila, the official said, noting that others had been killed or injured.“Undeniably, this is a major blow to that organization,” said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter.Killing and extortion by the Knights Templar in Michoacán led to a citizen uprising during the past year. Militias have been seizing towns and villages under cartel control, a movement that has challenged the authority of the Mexican state. Hipolito Mora, left, and Estanislao Beltrán, aka “Papa Pitufo” (Papa Smurf), leaders of a self-protection militia, chat in La Ruana community, state of Michoacán, Mexico, on Feb. 24, 2014. Héctor Guerrero/AFPThe Moreno mystery is one of many strange aspects of the Knights Templar, a drug gang that moves methamphetamine and whose members cast themselves as holy warriors. The group is a spinoff of the La Familia cartel. Inspired by Catholic crusaders of the Middle Ages, gang members wear white cloaks with red crosses, build shrines to Moreno and revere his religious writings.Moreno’s first demise allegedly occurred in December 2010 during a gun battle with federal police. The government announced that he had been killed but his body was not recovered. Since then, residents and officials in Michoacán have said openly that they think Moreno survived, and many people say they have seen him. The day-to-day leadership of the cartel passed to a former schoolteacher named Servando Gómez, a.k.a. “La Tuta.”Moreno’s apparent survival burnished his legend as a mythical and cultlike figure in Mexico’s drug wars.On Sunday, Moreno’s body had been moved to the city of Apatzingán and was under military control. Authorities had known for some time that Moreno frequented Naranjo de Chila and were waiting for intelligence to confirm that he was there, the security official said.Moreno’s death is a significant development in the conflict in Michoacán. The militia leaders have said they will stop only when the government has killed or captured top cartel leaders. Relatives of members of the self-protection militia participate in a mass in La Ruana community, state of Michoacán, Mexico, on Feb. 24, 2014. Groups of civilians who took arms to fight the drug cartels gathered to celebrate their first anniversary. Héctor Guerrero/AFPIn recent months, President Enrique Peña Nieto’s government has sought to legitimize the militia members by registering them. They control a wide swath of Michoacán, including the city of Apatzingán.“We know that there are other [Knights Templar] leaders that continue to operate,” the official said. “We think we are going to see internal divisions now.”The government has been increasing pressure on the Knights Templar. Hundreds of police and soldiers recently raided illegal iron-ore mines in the port city of Lazaro Cardenas. The cartel was using the mines to fund its activities.Mexico recently captured the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, in a military operation in Mazatlán.Recommended: Adios, El Chapo Facebook Comments La leyenda de la resurrección de Nazario Moreno, el “primer santo narco” de #México http://t.co/rgHfMWtF3w pic.twitter.com/LHuyazJUq2— BBC Mundo (@bbcmundo) February 5, 2014 Related posts:Mexico struggles to sort self-defense forces from cartels as players switch sides Isla del Coco gets a new radar station to fight drug traffickers Mexico’s latest flash point emerges in Tamaulipas border state Solís put on the defensive as joint US-Costa Rican patrols come up for renewal