Rahul visits Amethi first time after Lok Sabha poll defeat

first_imgAmethi (UP): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Wednesday reached Amethi, his first visit after losing the parliamentary constituency to Union minister Smriti Irani in this general election. Gandhi went to Gauriganj and visited the house of his party’s Tiloi assembly in-charge Mata Prasad Vaish, whose relative died on June 25, and paid condolences to the aggrieved family. Later, he attended a review meeting with party office-bearers and leaders at Nirmala Devi Educational Institute in Gauriganj. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! During his visit, the Gandhi scion will meet party representatives, including booth presidents of five assembly segments – Salon, Amethi, Gauriganj, Jagdishpur and Tiloi. He is likely to visit some villages too, party district spokesperson Anil Singh said. After Gandhi’s defeat, his representative Chandrakant Dubey and district president Yogendra Mishra have resigned. In a historic poll battle, Irani defeated Rahul in his bastion by more than 52,000 votes. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed Gandhi represented Amethi Lok Sabha seat since 1999 but lost it to BJP in 2019 general election. He is currently a Member of Parliament from Wayanad constituency in Kerala. Ahead of his visit, a poster demanding justice for the family of a person who it said died at a hospital in Amethi was put up outside the local Congress party office. The poster, however, did not mention any publisher or printer.last_img read more

Taylor Swift believes in moving on

first_imgLos Angeles: Singer Taylor Swift says it’s better to move on than be stuck in a toxic relationship. In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, the ‘Bad Blood’ hitmaker shared that while she “absolutely” believes in forgiveness, not everybody deserves a second chance, reports people.com. “People go on and on about how you have to forgive and forget to move past something. No, you don’t. You don’t have to forgive and you don’t have to forget to move on. You can move on without any of those things happening. You just become indifferent and then you move on,” she said. Swift feels it is important to forgive people who have enriched your life and have played a vital role. “We should give people a second chance so long as they’ve enriched your life and made it better despite some bad stuff too. But I think if something’s toxic and it’s only ever really been that, what else can you do? Just move on. It’s fine,” Swift added.last_img read more

Update to fatal crash on Highway 97 south of Dawson Creek

first_imgThe lone driver of the Ford, a 36-year-old man also from the Peace Region, sustained only minor injuries.Police are continuing to investigate the cause of this collision.Anyone with information regarding this collision is being asked to call the Peace Region Traffic Services in Dawson Creek at 250-784-3700, citing file 2019-3847.Police will not be releasing any further information at this time.The Highway was closed and has since reopened. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Dawson Creek RCMP, Peace Region Traffic Services and Emergency Services responded to a fatal collision this morning, Wednesday, June 5, at approximately 7:50 a.m. on Highway 97 between 229 and 235 Roads south of Dawson Creek.According to RCMP, upon arrival, it was determined that a collision occurred between a northbound Ford F550 service truck and a southbound Jeep Cherokee.RCMP say the lone driver of the Jeep, a 59-year-old woman from the Peace Region, died in the crash.last_img read more

Search into missing cryptocurrency turns up empty cold wallets Report

HALIFAX — The high-profile search for $190 million in missing cryptocurrency owed to users of the beleaguered QuadrigaCX trading platform has turned up a small amount of digital assets, but the intrigue surrounding the case deepened Friday as investigators pointed to a series of transactions they can’t explain.A report released late Friday by court-appointed monitor Ernst and Young, which is overseeing the creditor protection process for the insolvent trading platform, offered few answers for the firm’s users — owed nearly $260 million in cash and crypto-coins.The monitor’s third report indicated six so-called cold wallets used to store digital assets offline have been found, but all of them are empty.The report said there have been no deposits since April in five of those wallets — besides one recent inadvertent transfer — while a sixth wallet appears to have been used more recently, the report said.The monitor said QuadrigaCX and its affiliated companies were unable to explain why the cold wallets haven’t been used in several months.“The applicants have been unable to identify a reason why Quadriga may have stopped using the identified bitcoin cold wallets for deposits in April 2018,” George Kinsman, senior vice-president with Ernst and Young, said in the report.“However, the monitor and management will continue to review the Quadriga database to obtain further information.”Meanwhile, the monitor confirmed it had also became aware of three other potential cold wallets, but they were also empty.The monitor also found 14 user accounts on the QuadrigaCX platform that were “created outside the normal process,” using a number of aliases.More importantly, the accounts were created internally “without a corresponding customers and used to trade on the Quadriga platform,” the monitor reported.“The monitor was further advised that deposits into certain of the … accounts may have been artificially created and subsequently used for trading on the Quadriga platform.”Transaction data indicates there was a significant volume of activity associated with these accounts, including withdrawals of cryptocurrency to wallet addresses not associated with Quadriga, the report says.The monitor said it remains unclear how the accounts were used and whether the recipients of the withdrawals can be identified.Meanwhile, the monitor has been trying to secure data from the trading platform that includes information about account balances and transactions. That information is stored in the cloud with Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), but the monitor has not been able to gain access to that data because the contract was in the name of the company’s late co-founder, Gerald Cotten.Court documents say Cotten had sole control of encrypted passcodes required to gain access to the company’s offline digital assets.“AWS has indicated that it is unable to provide the monitor with access to the AWS account to permit a copy of the data … to be secured,” the monitor said, adding that consent from Cotten’s widow, Jennifer Robertson, was not enough for Amazon.As a result, the monitor plans to ask Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Michael Wood to step in.The hunt for cryptocurrency has included reaching out to 14 crypto-exchanges where QuadrigaCX or Cotten may have set up accounts.Four of those exchanges responded to the monitor, but only one confirmed it was holding a minimal amount of cryptocurrency on behalf of the insolvent company. Those digital assets were eventually transferred to the monitor.The monitor confirmed that with the successful deposit of several bank drafts into its disbursement account, Ernst and Young now has access to $24.7 million in cash — most of that money from a third-party processor known as Costodian Inc.Another $5.8 million tied up in other bank drafts will be recovered once a corporate entity is restored to handle the transaction, the report says.As well, the monitor has been seeking money from 10 of Quadriga’s payment processors, but has managed to recover only $5,000 so far.Quadriga Fintech Solutions Corp., Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange operating as QuadrigaCX, was granted creditor protection in Nova Scotia last month.The court order on Feb. 5 followed Cotten’s sudden death in India on Dec. 9. The Ontario native launched Quadriga in Vancouver, B.C., in 2013, and ran his virtual business from a home north of Halifax. Brett Bundale and Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press read more

UN human rights expert welcomes arrest of former Chad president for war

The Special Rapporteur of the UN Commission on Human Rights on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Manfred Nowak, called on the Senegalese Government to extradite Mr. Habré to Belgium as soon as possible.In 2001, the Senegalese appeals court ruled that crimes committed abroad did not come within the competence of national tribunals, but Mr. Nowak said in a statement yesterday that the prohibition against torture is absolute and universal. In September Belgium officially requested the extradition of Mr. Habré, who has been living in Senegal, and he was arrested on Tuesday. Among the Belgian charges against him are the alleged murders, disappearances and torture of political opponents.Special Rapporteurs are unpaid experts serving in an independent personal capacity who receive their mandate from the Commission and report back to it. read more

Security Council strongly condemns attack on Indian consulate in western Afghanistan

In a late evening statement to the press, the Council condemned acts of violence against diplomatic and consular representatives. The Council members also commended the Afghan National Security Forces for their effective action. According to media reports, at least four heavily-armed gunmen attacked the diplomatic complex on Friday. Afghan forces and paramilitary Indo-Tibetan Border Police killed the attackers with no injuries reported to anyone inside the consulate.While no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, the 15-member Council reiterated serious concern at the threats posed by the Taliban, Al-Qaida and other terrorist and extremist groups and illegal armed groups.The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, according to the statement which called terrorism criminal and unjustifiable in all its forms.No terrorist act can reverse the path towards Afghan-led peace, democracy and stability in Afghanistan, which is supported by the people and the Government of Afghanistan and the international community, the Council said in the statement. Members also urged all Governments to cooperate actively with Afghan authorities in bringing those responsible to account, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions.The attack comes as Afghanistan is preparing for a second round of voting in its presidential election after the 5 April polls. The runoff is scheduled for 14 June.India is also undergoing a change in its leadership. Prime minister-elect Narendra Modi will take his oath of office on Monday. read more

UN General Assemblys annual debate to focus on people ensuring decent life

Global leaders gathering at United Nations Headquarters in New York this week for the annual round of top-level diplomatic talks known as the General Debate will shine a spotlight on the needs of the world’s people, with discussions on vital issues such as sustainable development and climate change, and set the stage for what the President of the UN General Assembly has dubbed a “year of firsts,” which will see the negotiation of the first intergovernmental compact on migration and the signing of the first agreement on the elimination of nuclear weapons. The theme of the Debate of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly is ‘Focusing on People – Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet,’ and in that spirit, monarchs, presidents and prime ministers are also expected to launch discussions that will define international responses to many of the global challenges of the day, including protracted conflicts, extreme poverty and hunger, and the refugee crisis. On Tuesday, ahead of the Debate, which runs through 25 September, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will present his annual Report on the work of the Organization. This year’s Assembly President, Miroslav Lajčák of Slovakia, will then deliver the keynote opening speech. This will then be followed by Brazilian President Michel Temer, whose country holds the traditional role of first national speaker. He will be followed by United States President Donald Trump, as leader of the host nation. Mr. Guterres began this week of intense diplomatic activity Monday with a round of high-level events, among others, on UN reform, financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and on the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse . Other highlights include an event tomorrow on women’s economic empowerment; a ministerial-level Security Council debate, set for Wednesday 20 September, on reform of UN peacekeeping operations; as well as, immediately after the debate, a special meeting of the Assembly to commemorate the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons and a two-day high-level meeting on the UN Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, set for 27-28 September. VIDEO: Explainer: What is the General Assembly? read more

DC Comics Anatomy of a Metahuman Is a Superhero Textbook

first_img One of the coolest hooks for a DC superhero story to me has been JLA: Tower Babel. In this comic, Ra’s Al Ghul steals Batman’s secret files containing the strengths and weakness of various Justice League members and uses this data against them. But the real drama comes the revelation that Batman even kept these files in the first place. It’s a great exploration of Batman’s harsh, human paranoid practicality while working alongside modern gods.But the specifics of what those files would even be has also always fascinated me. How would Bruce Wayne’s scientific mind try to rationalize things like Aquaman’s amphibious nature, Martian Manhunter’s shapeshifting, and pretty much everything about Swamp Thing? Fortunately, I wasn’t the only one who had this thought. DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman is a new hardcover graphic novel collecting the Caped Crusader’s thoughts on what makes a dozen of his fellow crime fighters (as well as villains) tick, rendered in gorgeous artistic and literary detail.While there are some references to recent events in continuity, the goal of writers S.D. Perry and Matthew K. Manning, along with illustrator Ming Doyle, seems to be creating a kind of first volume of a delightfully dorky superhero anatomy encyclopedia. It’s like a fantasy Origin of Species or a medical textbook in a spin-off about superhero doctors except the pages are actually real. The joke is taken to its logical extreme.I wouldn’t really call this a joke though because puzzling out the mechanics of superhero powers has always been a serious part of both the lore itself as well as the outside fandom. This is a just a particularly beautiful take on that idea. There’s something simultaneously unnerving and incredible about Doyle’s sketchy yet classical realistic depictions of Bane’s gross venom-filled muscle fiber cross-sections or Killer Frost’s icy circulatory system. Superhero art has traditionally put a premium on dynamic depictions of the human(ish) body. Doyle’s art is an example of how compelling those pure academic studies can be even when removed from scenes and narrative.The art is also served by pages and pages of notes written by Perry and Manning as Batman. Here the book just doubles and triples down on its already cool conceit. The first chapter features Batman racking his brain trying to explain all of Superman’s overpowered abilities. Maybe he holds solar power like a plant? Maybe his heart is perfectly symmetrical? Maybe he generates his own gravity?The attempts to compare, say, Cheetah’s physiology to the biology of actual big cats uses scientific grounding to keep the whole thing from veering off into obnoxious fan theory. There’s something awesome about trying to equate a being as cosmic as Darkseid to science as boring as geothermic rock layers. It’s intellectual backward engineering of typical comic book nonsense we all know and love.While a Marvel equivalent to this would also surely be interesting, I think there’s a something about the DC Universe specifically that makes Anatomy of a Metahuman so special. Because DC characters are usually so unbelievable powerful and unlimited and godlike, trying to bring them back down to Earth with real science feels especially futile. It makes you sympathize with Batman’s relatively feeble role in this actually magical universe. He even admits to himself that despite his theories it’s ridiculous for him to try and think he truly knows how Superman flies.That tension from the gulf between our tangible real world and these heroes above it, beyond our human grasp, only serves to make them more awe-inspiring. It reminded me of the caged god story at the heart of The Shape of Water. You could maybe write a relatable, plausible scientific paper about how Spider-Man’s body works. But this book recognizes that analyzing how Wonder Woman’s Amazon blood processes oxygen more efficiently or whatever would ultimately be missing the point.The ending of DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman teases some promising newcomers for a potential second volume. And I really hope that happens not just because of the quality of this book, but because I’m frothing at the mouth thinking about Batman’s takes on Plastic Man, Hawkgirl, Amazo, and freaking Gorilla Grodd.For more on DC check out our thoughts on the Aquaman trailer, Batwoman in the Arrowverse, and new Flash characters. And follow all the news of the DCEU (or whatever they are calling now) right here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 Stay on targetlast_img read more

Unai Emery declares Danny Welbecks condition worst news

first_imgDanny Welbeck was just the one topic that dominated conversation after the Europa League where Arsenal had a draw with Sporting CP.During the first half, the England international was stretchered off in obvious suffering at Emirates Stadium, and this is what his boss Unai Emery said as quoted by the club’s official website:“It’s the worst news tonight, this injury. It’s clear that we are with him in these minutes. He was working well and he was having a good match. He had some chances too. His injury was with the mentality of the players.”“They [saw] it was a big injury. When you are playing football, when you are playing in competitive matches, it can happen. You don’t want it to happen but this is our profession.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Yes, now he is at the hospital. The news is that we are going to wait – but we think it’s a serious injury.”Arsenal boss also admitted that his players struggled to shake off Danny’s injury in their mind to be able to play well.“When one player has an injury like that, every player on the pitch they look at this injury. First, it’s in your mind – you think for the player.”“But I think the players were concentrated on the match and we forgot this injury the next minute on the pitch. But when the match finishes, the first thing they did was ask for him.”last_img read more

Report ExJuventus director joins rivals Inter Milan

first_imgFormer Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta has allegedly made the controversial switch to Inter MilanMarotta operated as Juventus’ CEO for the past eight years and oversaw the club’s record run of seven successive Serie A titles.However, the 61-year-old decided to leave Turin in October and had been linked with a surprise move to Inter.Now Goal reports that Marotta’s switch to the San Siro is complete and that he will work in a similar capacity to which he had at Juventus.The Italian recently revealed on Monday that he will be remaining at his home country, despite interest from Manchester United.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I will not go abroad. Italy represents the best of sport and more,” Marotta told Radicchio d’Oro.“For my part I want to stay here and I intend to continue working with an Italian team.”Marotta is expected to begin work at Inter in January.Luciano Spalletti’s side are currently third in the Serie A table and nine points behind leaders Juventus after last Sunday’s 4-1 loss to Atalanta.last_img read more

Try This Paddle up for water events

first_imgKayakers paddle across a calm Vancouver Lake. Ridgefield’s Big Paddle invites the community to explore the water and wildlife by kayak, paddleboard or canoe during a two-hour adventure along Lake River. The event begins with a ceremony, a Chinook drumming and blessing, along with a scavenger hunt and information booths. Boat rentals are available at Ridgefield Kayak.When: 9 a.m. ceremony, 10 a.m. start today.Where: Public Boat Launch, Port of Ridgefield, 5 W. Mill St., Ridgefield.Admission: Free, $25 for kayak rentals.Telephone: 360-727-4520.Web: http://ridgefieldkayak.comThe Vancouver Lake Crew will host a free community event to learn more about rowing for National Learn to Row Day. The event includes lessons for ages 8 and older from coaches and rowers, demonstrations on how to use a rowing machine, a barbecue and boathouse tours.When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.Where: Vancouver Lake Crew, 8612 N.W. Erwin O. Rieger Memorial Highway, Vancouver.Admission: Free.Telephone: 360-600-6408.Web: http://vancouverlakecrew.comThe water activities are among many options for getting out and about this weekend.2) Rescuing happy endingsJourney Theater presents “Grimm Fairytales,” a theatrical twist on familiar storybook characters. When the Grimm Brothers’ sacred scroll, pen and inkwell are stolen to rewrite the happy endings of fairy tales, a girl from another world must retrieve the items before “happily ever after” disappears for good.When: 7 tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday.Where: Washburn Performing Arts Center, 1201 39th St., Washougal.Admission: $12 to $15, $10 to $13 for children and seniors.Telephone: 360-750-8550.Web: http://journeytheater.org3) Hands-on natureFamily Field Trip Day offers a variety of activities for families to explore nature. Visitors can explore the 100-acre urban natural area and working hatchery. Activities include guided sensory and animal habitat walks, nature crafts, and hands-on science.When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.Where: Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway, Vancouver.Admission: $5 per child, free for adults.Telephone: 360-882-0936.Web: www.columbiasprings.org4) Grand Floral ParadeThe Grand Floral Parade kicks off today, traveling from the Memorial Coliseum to Lincoln High School in downtown Portland. Local groups participating in the parade include the Battle Ground Rose Float, the Clark County Fair Court, Miss Vancouver Rodeo Queen, the Llamas of Southwest Washington and Pearson Field Education Center’s Douglas World Cruiser. Local high school marching bands — including Columbia River, Union, Hockinson, Battle Ground and Heritage high schools — will perform. The parade will be broadcast on Fox 12.last_img read more

Inside Pentons Strategy for Unifying Analytics Across Brands and Departments

first_img Finally, integrating marketing and uncovering synergies. With brands that overlap in terms of industry, job function or topic, creating a system where marketers can take advantage of cross-promotional opportunities is key. Again, this ties in with how teams are structured and how they communicate. Creating an integrated calendar by brand or market and giving everyone involved access enables the teams to look across brands and introduce audience segments to topics, events, and other resources. This week, we spoke with Tricia Syed, VP of user marketing and marketing analytics at Penton, about how she manages the media, information, and event firm’s data collection efforts across its many brands — like Aviation Week, Contracting Business, and IndustryWeek, among many others — and arms her teams with insights that drive both engagement and audience growth. Syed: First, having the right teams in place. Our Marketing Services division consists of data managers, marketing automation experts, acquisition marketers, marketing analysts, and campaign managers all working cross-departmentally and collaboratively. We create audience reports that are accessible to everyone and reviewed across the groups. The audience analysis is a key part of everyone’s role. Identifying user personas and relating them to topics allows marketers to create content marketing programs that will attract the right audiences with relevant content that educates and continually engages. Syed: We’ve shifted from quantity to quality in terms of KPIs. We continue to track reach, but we are more focused on engagement, activity, and conversions. New KPIs are focused on channels like social media and tracking engagement metrics that integrate across platforms. Syed: An important area of focus this past year was launching our sites on new content platforms, which has really enhanced our data capture. The sites now offer easy-to-find, relevant content, a rich visual experience, and an optimal viewing experience on all devices. We’re also using data visualization apps for internal and external purposes, behavior-driven technologies to deepen engagement, and we have partnered with companies like Integrate to optimize demand generation campaigns. Folio: What are some of the challenges inherent to managing data analytics and related marketing strategies across multiple brands? Syed: Yes, some of the technologies we are investing in are focused on acquisition, optimized content experiences, and data enhancements. We are also working with platforms that personalize the user’s content experience so we can better understand what users are experiencing beyond a “click” or an “open.” Folio: What are some new technologies Penton is taking advantage of to boost your audience data collection? The second is capturing actionable data. With so many tools and data capture capabilities available, it’s important to decide in advance what data fields or data points are the most important for your business. At Penton, for example, audience marketers and content teams work closely together developing goals and work collaboratively throughout the year to reach these goals on user engagement. Part of that is analyzing site data, user interests, and dayparting trends, among other data points. Folio: What would your advice be for smaller publishers looking to train their staff to use data to inform their marketing or content strategies? Folio: What are some KPIs you’re looking at more and more in your audience and marketing strategy?  We are more interested in when and what a user is reading, downloading, reviewing multiple times to understand our audience’s current interests. We look at the user funnel and recurring activity on a regular basis. Media companies have always traded in information, and the rise of big data has, in many ways, redefined what it means to know your audience. Part of an ongoing editorial mission for Folio: is exploring the ways in which publishers are taking advantage of audience data with unprecedented depth and sophistication to help drive nearly every aspect of their content, marketing, and sales strategies. Syed: Start with your content teams to identify and define your ideal audience. From there, you can begin your analysis against your data to see if the audience you have and the audience you want align. If not, your efforts are about the gaps. If yes, your efforts can focus on deeper engagement via content marketing. Folio: Are there any further tech investments planned going forward? Tricia Syed Folio: In general, what are some of the ways in which Penton is using audience data to inform its marketing efforts? Last week, we caught up with SourceMedia CMO Matthew Yorke for a discussion about how his company is undergoing a total identity shift from publisher to marketing technology company, focused on driving commerce in its served markets. Tricia Syed: Audience analytics has become the foundation for directing our audience strategy. Our marketers rely on deep segmentation to create a marketing plan of relevancy. For example, we identify user personas (demographics, firmographics, content engagement, topics of interest) and user content engagement so the marketers have actionable insight and can craft marketing messages accordingly.last_img read more

KCRs efforts solved power crisis in State

first_imgBhongir: Education Minister G Jagadish Reddy stated that one of the reasons for Telangana agitation was power crisis in Telangana region and now the State has round-the-clock power supply due to the efforts and vision of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. On Saturday, along with Aler MLA Gongidi Sunitha, the Minister inaugurated 33/11 KV sub-station with an estimated cost of Rs 22 lakhs at Ramalingalapally of Bommalaramaram mandal in the district. Also Read – Farmers stage rasta roko against urea shortage in Kamareddy Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, Jagadish Reddy said that the CM, with his diplomatic skills with the Chief Ministers of upper stream and lower stream States, has been solving all the issues for constructing irrigation projects in Telangana to utilise Godavari and Krishna waters to make the State more fertile. Both Bhongir and Aler constituencies will get the benefit through Mallanna Sagar reservoir under Kaleshwaram Lift irrigation Scheme, he said. Also Read – Ramagundam: Focus on company’s growth, community development Advertise With Us The Minister laid foundation stone for the construction of Ambedkar Bhavan with an estimated cost of Rs 25 lakhs at Gundala on the day. As a part of the tour, he launched party membership drive at Bommalaramaram and Gundala mandals and advised the local leaders and cadre to strengthen the party by propagating welfare and development activities being carried out by the TRS government.last_img read more

UPDATE Bike Path Truck Attack Suspect From Uzbekistan

first_imgDue to police activity, avoid the area of Chambers Street/West St. One person is in custody. Expect many emergency personnel in the area. pic.twitter.com/rSECr0LRCN— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017 NBC News: A picture from the scene of the incident in lower Manhattan New York following reports of a shooting. Courtesy @NYPDSpeechley pic.twitter.com/ppeMxzJ1l6UPDATE: Multiple fatalities after truck strikes pedestrians in Lower Manhattan, CBS News can confirm https://t.co/fad8qNTMeb pic.twitter.com/SakWTGC69Q— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 31, 2017 This is a very painful day in our city, but New Yorkers will not be changed by an act of terror. pic.twitter.com/pJWVyihFaWOn behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my deepest condolences to the victims and their families. #Manhattan— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) October 31, 2017 — Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) October 31, 2017 The driver of the truck, a male 29-years-old, was taken into custody. A paintball gun and pellet gun were recovered from the scene.— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017 Share The vehicle struck multiple people on the path. There are several fatalities and numerous people injured.— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017 Earlier a vehicle entered the West St. pedestrian/bike path a few blocks north of Chambers St.— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017 Watch as @NYCMayor, @NYPDONeill, @NYGovCuomo, @FDNY & @NewYorkFBI update New Yorkers on incident in Lower Manhattan. https://t.co/AOgsR8BEaK— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017 A suspect is in custody in NYC after police responded to reports of a shooting in Lower Manhattan https://t.co/wAKD67WRA2— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 31, 2017 In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2017 The suspect is in custody. This is preliminary, more information to follow.BREAKING: Police: Several people dead, numerous injured after vehicle drives onto bike path near World Trade Center site.— The Associated Press (@AP) October 31, 2017 — NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017 Getting briefed on the situation in Lower Manhattan. The mayor and I will brief the press at 5:15 at One Police Plaza. pic.twitter.com/DhHO7VV8ne— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) October 31, 2017 Currently there is one person in custody. No others outstanding. All information is preliminary as the investigation is ongoing. pic.twitter.com/nsaUgZ8MJH— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017 While driving south on the path the truck collided with a school bus at West St & Chambers St.— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017 All media responding to the incident, meet DCPI at Chambers St/ Greenwich St. pic.twitter.com/4n142Epaez— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017 The following information is preliminary as the investigation is ongoing. A media briefing will take place later. pic.twitter.com/lfcUdz1Jrf— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017 Our thoughts are with our fellow Americans in New York as authorities investigate the deaths of 8 people in a suspected act of terror.— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) October 31, 2017 Avoid the area of West St. (Barclay St. to a Christopher St.) #Manhattan due to ongoing investigation. pic.twitter.com/jPsvQUSMvL— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017 The vehicle continued south striking another vehicle. The suspect exited the vehicle displaying imitation firearms & was shot by NYPD— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017 The truck drove south on the path striking multiple people. 8 people were killed, 11 have serious but non-life threatening injuries.— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017 Police are responding to an incident in lower Manhattan, where multiple people are dead and several are injured (Video via @mdudas) pic.twitter.com/IBgbdeogfk— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 31, 2017 — Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) October 31, 2017 – / 12THE LATEST on a vehicle driving onto a bike path and gunfire near the World Trade Center site and memorial in New York City (all times local):7:55 p.m.A U.S. official familiar with the investigation into a man suspected of driving a rented truck down a bike path near the World Trade center and killing eight people says the man is from Uzbekistan and came to the U.S. in 2010.The official was briefed on the investigation but wasn’t authorized to speak publicly and talked to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity. The official says Sayfullo Saipov rented the vehicle Tuesday afternoon about an hour before the attack.A law enforcement official says Saipov has a Florida license but may have been staying in New Jersey.Police say the man was shot by officers and is hospitalized.The man is in surgery and is expected to survive. He can’t be reached for comment while in custody.Police say the attack is being investigated as an act of terror.—Associated Press writers Colleen Long, Sadie Gurman and Michael Balsamo contributed.___7:40 p.m.Argentina’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed “Argentine citizens died” in the vehicle attack on a bike path near New York’s World Trade Center site, but it hasn’t said how many.A statement says the Argentine Consulate in New York is working with local officials to identify the victims of Tuesday’s truck attack.The statement says the Argentine government “is deeply shocked” by what happened.It says “Argentina reaffirms its strongest condemnation of terrorist acts and violence in all its manifestations and reiterates the need to deepen the fight against this scourge.”Eight people were killed. Several others were injured.Authorities say the attacker was shot by police and is hospitalized.___7:30 p.m.A U.S. official familiar with the investigation says the 29-year-old man suspected of driving a rented truck down a bike path near the World Trade center, killing eight people is from Uzbekistan and came to the U.S. in 2010.The official was briefed on the investigation but was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The official says the suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, rented the van Tuesday afternoon at about 2 p.m., about an hour before the attack.A law enforcement official says Saipov has a Florida license but may have been staying in New Jersey. The official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.Saipov was shot by police. He’s hospitalized and can’t be reached for comment while in custody. He is in surgery and is expected to survive.Police say the attack is being investigated as an act of terror.— Associated Press writers Colleen Long, Sadie Gurman and Michael Balsamo contributed.___7:25 p.m.President Donald Trump is vowing his administration’s “full support” to New York City’s police department in the wake of what he’s calling a “cowardly” terrorist attack.A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center Tuesday, killing at least eight.Trump says in a statement that, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of today’s terrorist attack in New York City and their families.”Trump is also expressing thanks to the first responders “who stopped the suspect and rendered immediate aid to the victims of this cowardly attack.” He says, “These brave men and women embody the true American spirit of resilience and courage.”Trump’s statement comes after a series of tweets in which he declared “Enough!” and suggested the Islamic State group might be involved.___7:20 p.m.Boston police say there’s no threat to their city after a vehicle attack on a bike path near New York’s World Trade Center site and memorial left at least eight people dead and 11 others injured.Authorities say a man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and bicyclists along the busy bike path Tuesday. New York’s mayor calls the attack “a particularly cowardly act of terror.” The driver was shot by police and taken into custody.Boston police say there’s “no known threat to the Boston area.”The police department is reminding officers to be “extra vigilant” during their Tuesday evening patrols, paying particular attention to areas that tend to attract large crowds.A state police spokesman tells The Boston Globe police have no plans to step up security measures.___7:10 p.m.President Donald Trump is railing against the Islamic State group after a man drove a rented truck onto a bike path in New York City, killing eight people.Trump says in a tweet, “We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere.”He’s declaring, “Enough!”New York City’s mayor has labeled the Tuesday attack in Lower Manhattan a cowardly “act of terror.” But local officials have made no mention publicly of the Islamic State group’s possible involvement.A law enforcement official who was not authorized to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity said witnesses told police the attacker yelled, “Allahu akbar!” as he got out of the truck.Trump is also offering “thoughts, condolences and prayers” to the victims and their families, saying, “God and your country are with you!”— Associated Press writer Colleen Long in New York contributed.___Photo via Twitter PeterSweden @PeterSweden7The officials have knowledge of the probe and have identified the suspect as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov6:55 p.m.Two law enforcement officials have identified a man suspected of driving a rented truck down a bike path near the World Trade Center, killing eight people.The officials have knowledge of the probe and have identified the suspect as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov. The officials aren’t authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.The suspect has a Florida license but may have been living in New Jersey. He was shot by police. He’s hospitalized and can’t be reached for comment while in custody. He is in surgery and is expected to survive.Police say the attack is being investigated as an act of terror.A U.S. official briefed on the investigation also confirms the man’s name.— With Colleen Long, Sadie Gurman, and Michael Balsamo.___6 p.m.A law enforcement official says that witnesses told police that the man who drove a rented truck onto a bike path in New York City, killing eight people, shouted “allahu akbar.”The official was familiar with the investigation but wasn’t authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.Police Commissioner James O’Neill was asked at a news conference whether the suspect shouted the phrase, which means “God is great” in Arabic, or something like it. O’Neill replied: “Yeah. He did make a statement when he exited the vehicle,” though he declined to elaborate.O’Neill says the method of attack and the suspect’s statement enabled officials “to label this a terrorist event.”He says the 29-year-old man entered the bike path and drove south, hitting pedestrians and cyclists. He then hit a school bus, injuring at least two adults.He says the man exited the vehicle brandishing a paintball gun and a pellet gun. He was then shot in the abdomen by a police officer and is now hospitalized.— Associated Press writer Colleen Long in New York contributed.___5:45 p.m.President Donald Trump is declaring “NOT IN THE U.S.A.” after a man in a rented truck plowed into a busy bike path near the World Trade Center, killing at least eight people.In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2017New York’s mayor has labeled the attack a “cowardly act of terror.”Trump says in a tweet, “In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person.” He says law enforcement “is following” the attack closely and adds, “NOT IN THE U.S.A.!”The driver jumped out of the truck Tuesday with a fake gun in each hand and was shot by police. He’s hospitalized.Vice President Mike Pence says those responsible for the attack “must be held accountable.”___5:25 p.m.New York City’s mayor says a truck attack in lower Manhattan killed eight people and was a “cowardly” act of terror.Mayor Bill de Blasio says the attack on a bike path near the World Trade Center “was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians.”New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called it a “lone wolf” attack. He says there’s no evidence to suggest it was part of a wider plot.Witnesses described a chaotic scene of a white pickup truck hitting bicyclists on a path near the World Trade Center and then slamming into a school bus. They say the driver got out of his vehicle brandishing what appeared to be a gun in each hand.___5:15 p.m.Witnesses have described a chaotic scene of a white pickup truck hitting bicyclists on a path near the World Trade Center and then slamming into a school bus. They say the driver got out of his vehicle brandishing what appeared to be a gun in each hand.Manhattan restaurant chef Eugene Duffy was crossing a street when he heard something, turned back and saw the pickup truck on the bike path. He says he saw the bodies of two men on the ground, their bikes mangled.He says he ran south and saw a yellow half-size school bus that appeared to have been T-boned and firefighters trying to get children out.A law enforcement official says at least eight people were killed and at least nine people were injured when a rented van struck them. The case is being investigated as possible terrorism.—Associated Press writer Colleen Long in New York contributed.___4:45 p.m.The White House says President Donald Trump has been briefed on the vehicle that drove onto a bike path near the World Trade Center and struck several people.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the president and New York native has been briefed by White House chief of staff John Kelly and “will be continually updated as more details are known.”Sanders says, “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.”A law enforcement official says at least eight people were killed and at least nine people were injured when a rented van struck them on Tuesday.—Associated Press writer Colleen Long in New York contributed.___4:35 p.m.A law enforcement official says at least eight people were killed and nine injured when a rented van drove on a bike path near the World Trade Center in New York City.The official was familiar with the investigation but wasn’t authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.The rented Home Depot van drove onto a busy bicycle path and struck several people, then the driver emerged from the vehicle screaming. The official says the man had two imitation firearms.Police say the man was shot by officers and is in custody.The official says it is being investigated as a possible case of terrorism.___4:25 p.m.New York City police say there are “several fatalities and numerous people injured” after a motorist drove onto a busy bicycle path and struck several people, then emerged from the vehicle screaming and firing something that appeared to be a gun.The department writes on Twitter that the suspect got out of the vehicle displaying imitation firearms and was shot by police officers. Police say the person is in custody.A man who was riding in an Uber along the West Side Highway near the World Trade Center says he saw several bleeding people on the ground after a truck struck several people.A witness said the truck had also collided with a small bus and one other vehicle.___4 p.m.Police and witnesses say a motorist drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial and struck several people, then emerged from the vehicle screaming and firing something that appeared to be a gun.An Associated Press photographer on the scene Tuesday witnessed at least two bodies lying motionless on the path beneath tarps.The New York Police Department posted on its Twitter feed that one person was in custody. The department says it’s unclear whether anyone was shot.A man who was riding in an Uber along the West Side Highway near Chambers street says he saw several bleeding people on the ground after a truck struck several people.A witness said the truck had also collided with a small bus and one other vehicle.___3:50 p.m.Police are responding to a report of gunfire a few blocks from the World Trade Center site and memorial, and witnesses say a vehicle drove down a popular bike path and struck pedestrians and cyclists.The New York Police Department posted on its Twitter feed that one person was in custody Tuesday.An Associated Press photographer on the scene saw at least one person lying motionless on the Manhattan bike path.A large number of police vehicles could be seen near a community college and a high school and a few blocks north of the National Sept. 11 Memorial.It’s unclear how many people have been injured or whether anyone was killed.___3:35 p.m.Police are responding to a report of gunfire a few blocks from the World Trade Center site and memorial.The New York Police Department posted on its Twitter feed that one person was in custody Tuesday.A large number of police vehicles could be seen in Manhattan near West Street and Chambers Street, which is near a community college and a high school and a few blocks north of the National Sept. 11 Memorial.It’s unclear if anyone was injured.BREAKING: 2 law enforcement officials identify driver in New York City bike path attack as Sayfullo Saipov.— The Associated Press (@AP) October 31, 2017 At approximately 3:05pm a 29 y/o male drove a rented Home Depot truck onto the bike/pedestrian path at West St/Houston St driving south.— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017 #HappeningSoon: @NYCMayor, @NYPDONeill & @NYGovCuomo to update New Yorkers on incident in Lower Manhattan today. pic.twitter.com/bqEV08Kdfm— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017 Watch the full remarks from the press briefing regarding the truck attack in Manhattan here: https://t.co/pp8MjUVHRaThis was a cowardly act of terror. It was intended to break our spirit. But New Yorkers are resilient. We will be undeterred.— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) October 31, 2017 — NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017last_img read more

When Chicago will be dancing Indian way

first_imgTraining classes for the Indian Classic dance form Kathak are scheduled to begin at Kathak Nrityakala Kendra, in the Chicagoland Area of the United States. The academy was established by Anila Sinha Foundation in the year 1999, emphasizing a thorough study of Kathak dance, along with the associated subjects of music, choreography and stagecraft, with expert instructors from India.Kathak classes are conducted as individual private classes and as group classes. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Anila Sinha Foundation was formed in memory of Anila Sinha, who devoted herself in promoting and teaching classical musics and dances of India. The foundation is also looking forward to collaborate with the local dance and music institutes for cultural exchange and training in the United states. The foundation, a non profit organization has also planned to celebrate the Indian festival of colors ‘Holi’ on 23 March at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, Illinois.last_img read more

India ventures into sustainable tourism

first_imgSustainable or eco-tourism is one of the most significant factors that tourists consider while deciding their travel destinations. To celebrate the year of sustainable tourism for development, ‘CII Annual Tourism Summit’ was organised in the Capital on December 14. Acknowledging tourism as the most natural and efficient vehicle for promoting inclusive growth for any country, Minister of State (I/C), Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Alphons Kannanthanam, said, “India is a safe place and everyone can feel comfortable here – only perceptions and the way it is projected needs to be changed. We had 14.5 million tourist arrivals last year and that is not enough for a country as big as India which has so much to offer.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelf ‘Sustainable Tourism’ is defined as tourism that respects the local people and the travelers, cultural heritage as well as the environment.Highlighting government-led initiatives such as cycle and music tourism, promoted at the ‘Paryavartan Parv’ to enhance tourism, Gyan Bhushan, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, said, “We all have to think and act responsibly to achieve the goal of sustainability.”Elaborating on the goals of sustainable tourism, Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General of Confederation of Indian Industry, said, “We have to ensure that the tourism sector not only reaps benefits economically but also in responsibility towards the country, people and culture. We should also see to it that it touches the lives of those who are not as privileged as we are.”last_img read more

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first_img News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more GE Healthcare’s CardioICE (intra-cardiac echo) is offered as a feature on the new CardioLab XTi EP recording system, released in May 2009. CardioICE synchronizes EP signal data and procedure information with real-time ultrasound images. Acquired during the case, these images are time-aligned with waveforms and information and create a synchronized case report and an integrated workflow solution for the EP lab. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 20, 2019 Bay Labs Announces New Echocardiography Guidance Software Data at ASE 2019 Scientific Sessions Bay Labs announced that new data on the company’s first-of-its-kind deep learning investigational guidance software… 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 center_img News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 27, 2019 FDA Issues Final Guidance on Marketing Clearance of Diagnostic Ultrasound Systems and Transducers The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the final guidance: Marketing Clearance of Diagnostic Ultrasound… read more Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read more Technology | May 06, 2009 GE Healthcare Introduces CardioICE Synchronized Ultrasound Related Content News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 30, 2019 New Guideline Published for Evaluation of Valvular Regurgitation After Catheter-based Valve Interventions A new document compiled by four cardiac imaging professional societies provides a resource to guide clinicians in best… read morelast_img read more

Millennials are the Key to Credit Union Growth

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News Share Credit Unions Millennials 2016-08-02 Seth Welborn August 2, 2016 487 Views center_img Millennials have been cited by many analysts as the key to increasing the homeownership rate. Now a new study has found that they will likely be the key driver and the target market for sustained loan growth at credit unions—and a main driver of that growth has been mortgages.Research from TransUnion released on Tuesday indicated that credit union membership grew at more than three times the rate of credit activity of consumers at other types of lenders in the first quarter of 2016 (6.35 percent growth rate for credit unions compared to 1.86 percent for industry credit active consumers).The share of credit union members who are millennials has risen from 20 percent to 25 percent in the last three years, which is indicative of a recent strategic focus on millennial growth on the part of credit unions. Non-credit unions experienced a slower pace of millennial growth during that same three-year period (23 percent in Q1 2013 to 25 percent in Q1 2016).“Millennials are an important set of borrowers for credit union growth,” said Nidhi Verma, senior director of research and consulting in TransUnion’s financial services business unit. “Credit unions are actively building their millennial membership, and in fact have experienced growth in this segment every quarter since 2010. Millennials are likely candidates for new mortgages and other credit products as they age, offering credit unions a way to further their market share.”TransUnion’s research was coupled with a survey of 96 credit union executives, gathering insights on key industry issues. According to the survey, 42 percent of those executives reported a growth rate over-the-year of higher than 5 percent—and one of the major drivers of the growth has been credit union membership via mortgage origination. The number of credit union members grew from 3.67 million members in Q1 2015 up to 3.8 million members in Q1 2016 (a 4 percent increase). Credit union mortgage memberships have increased by 13 percent since Q1 2011, when they totaled 3.29 million.“The data show that credit union membership rates are growing much faster than the overall credit-active population,” said Verma. “Credit union executives are strategically focused on gaining membership growth through mortgage originations, as well as offering products such as credit cards to their existing member base.” Millennials are the Key to Credit Union Growthlast_img read more

Retired legislators would pay more of own health care costs under Rep

first_img08Mar Retired legislators would pay more of own health care costs under Rep. Bellino bill State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe today will introduce legislation to require retired state legislators to pay more of their own health care costs, an effort to help shore up an underfunded retirement system.The legislation would require all retired Michigan legislators in the state system to pay 20 percent of their annual health insurance premiums, putting them more in line with other public employees. The former legislators now typically pay either zero or 10 percent of their premiums, depending on when they retired.No current members of the House would be affected by Bellino’s proposal. Legislation approved in 2011 eliminated lifetime health insurance benefits for them and others, unless a legislator had a tenure of six years or longer by 2013. Bellino’s bill is part of a broader effort aimed at containing costs in public employee retirement systems, which are straining government budgets across Michigan.“If we as state legislators are going to make sure cities and villages have proper funding for their health care systems, we’ve got to do our own house cleaning at the state level,” Bellino said. “This just makes sense. There would be savings for the state with this bill, but it’s also important that we’re holding ourselves to the same expectations when it comes to health coverage for public retirees.” The legislation would affect multiple layers of health coverage including dental and vision.### Categories: Bellino News,Newslast_img read more