33 arrested in raid at fake call centre in Noida

first_imgNoida (UP): Thirty-three people, including 16 women, have been arrested from a fake call centre here for allegedly duping scores of people on the pretext of providing them loans at low interest rates, police said on Thursday. The accused were held on Wednesday after a raid was conducted at their office in Sector 3 by teams of Sector 20 police station and Noida Cyber Cell, a senior official said. Gautam Buddh Nagar SSP Vaibhav Krishna said the accused would call up people across the country and target gullible ones interested in taking loans. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder “They also had a website – www.comradefinocone.com – on which they displayed services for home loan, person loan, gold loan. The operators at the fake call centre would call up people for loan at low interest rates. Those who expressed interest would be asked to remit some money in their bank account or transfer via Paytm, PhonePe in the name of registration fee and loan approval fee,” he told reporters. The accused have been working in Noida since last one year and carried out fraud transactions worth around Rs one crore in the last six-seven months, the Senior Superintendent of Police said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings “They have one more branch in Aligarh, and Noida Police is in touch with their counterparts for probe,” the SSP said. The owner of the fake call centre and two others are absconding, he said, adding that search is underway to ensure his early arrest. Those arrested have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal code, including Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust). They have also been booked under Section 66 of the Information Technology Act, he added.last_img read more

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Sentencing decision for Calgary couple convicted in toddlers infection death

first_imgCALGARY — A Calgary mother and father convicted in the death of their 14-month-old son are to learn their sentences today.A jury found Jennifer and Jeromie Clark guilty last fall of criminal negligence causing death and failure to provide the necessaries of life.Court heard their toddler, John, didn’t see a doctor until the day before he died from a staph infection in November 2013.Prosecutors argued the Clarks waited too long to take the gravely ill boy to hospital and their sentence should send a message of denunciation and deterrence.The Crown has asked Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Paul Jeffrey to impose a prison sentence of four to five years.Jennifer Clark’s lawyer recommended three to eight months in jail followed by probation, while Jeromie Clark’s lawyer asked for no more than eight months or probation.Prosecutor Jennifer Crews said during sentencing submissions Friday that it’s clear the Clarks loved their son very much.But the parents were responsible for the helpless child and their failure to seek medical care as he grew sicker over a period of weeks was not a momentary lapse in judgment, Crews said.Jurors saw photos of the dead boy with a red rash all over his body and with blackened toes. A forensic pathologist’s report said he was malnourished and died from a staph infection.They were also shown screen shots of online searches for natural remedies for gangrene, such as cabbage leaves and cayenne.The couple’s lawyers suggested at trial that doctors at the Alberta Children’s Hospital were to blame because they raised the boy’s sodium and fluid levels too aggressively.David Chow, Jeromie Clark’s lawyer, described the Clarks as “loving parents that were misguided” and questioned what putting them behind bars would accomplish.John Phillips, Jennifer Clark’s lawyer, said the Crown’s recommended sentence goes too far.“This is not a case of a child being starved or abused.”Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Chamber of Commerce hosting celebration for LNG Canada investment decision tomorrow

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John & District Chamber of Commerce is going to be hosting an event to celebrate the positive final investment decision by the five joint venture partners of LNG Canada to build a $40-billion liquified natural gas export terminal on B.C.’s North Coast.The celebration is the second of two events that will be taking place at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre in Fort St. John on Tuesday.The first is the State of the Economy Forum being put on by the Chamber and the North Peace Savings and Credit Union. The forum will be hosted by Central 1 Credit Union chief economist Helmut Pastrick, who will discuss the current state of the provincial economy, along with an in-depth analysis of the B.C. Peace Region economy.The forum is taking place from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.Following the forum, the Chamber will host the LNG Canada F.I.D. celebration at Just Jack’s restaurant from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.Registration for the event is free, and must be done in advance at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chamber-celebration-lng-canadas-fid-decision-back-to-business-tickets-51085174131last_img read more

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North American stock markets down in latemorning trading loonie down

The Canadian Press TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was down in late-morning trading, as the key industrials sector fell and the health-care sector, which includes the big cannabis companies, also lost ground.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 50.25 points at 16,258.98.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 7.73 points at 26,195.00. The S&P 500 index was down 8.08 points at 2,916.35, while the Nasdaq composite was down 49.16 points at 7,971.05.The Canadian dollar traded for 75.21 cents US compared with an average of 75.31 cents US on Wednesday.The October crude contract was down 59 cents at US$55.09 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was up 0.6 of a cent at US$2.18 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down US$5.30 at US$1,510.40 an ounce and the September copper contract was down 3.35 cents at US$2.55 a pound. Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) read more

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Ohio State womens ice hockey set for twogame series against St Cloud

Senior defenseman Sara Schmitt pushes the puck down the ice during an exhibition game against Western Ontario on Sept. 28. OSU and Western Ontario tied, 2-2.Credit: Melissa Prax / Lantern photographerThe Ohio State women’s hockey team “cant take a day off,” even during a week with no game.“I wouldn’t consider it relaxed,” coach Nate Handrahan said about the Buckeyes past week without a game. “Rest? Maybe a little bit, but I think when you’re talking about being a competitive Division I athlete you want to play a game.”Handrahan said the Buckeyes (4-2-0, 2-2-0) got better this week because they had more time to focus on specific areas of play to prepare for St. Cloud State University (2-3-1, 1-0-1).“Specialty situations that come up throughout a game, like six-on-five situations, four-on-four, three-on-three,” Handrahan said. “Just things to make sure everyone is kind of in the know and knows what our plans are.”Junior forward Julia McKinnon described the week off as “a battle.”“I don’t think we relaxed, I think in the WCHA you cant have a week off, we kept going everyday and I think we just wanted to get better. We can’t take a day off,” she said.Handrahan said his team is ready to step on the ice against SCSU and be “the most competitive and hardest working team” out there.“This is a new year for them. They have a new coaching staff and a new system,” Handrahan said. “I kind of expect them to play a pretty stingy style of defense but at the same time play pretty energetic offensively.”SCSU introduced Eric Rud as the new coach of the women’s hockey during a press conference in late May.He was a former assistant coach of the men’s hockey team at SCSU from 2005-10. More recently, he served as an assistant men’s hockey coach at Colorado College.Rud is now the fourth head coach in the history of SCSU’s women’s hockey program. The Huskies first season of women’s hockey was 1998-99. It wasn’t until the start of the 1999 season that SCSU joined the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Both the Buckeyes and the Huskies had defensive players recognized by the WCHA last week.OSU freshman goalie Kassidy Sauve, was named WCHA rookie of the week, while SCSU senior defenseman Audrey Hanmer, was named WCHA defensive player of the week.“The strength of (SCSU’s) team, they have some solid defenseman and two really great goaltenders,” Handrahan said. “But until they figure out a different way to decide the game someone has to score.”Handrahan also spoke highly of his own stopper.“Kassidy has done some nice things early on this season,” he said.“It’s definitely an honor,” Sauve said about being named WCHA rookie of the week. “But I couldn’t have done it without my team, so I give the credit to them.”Sauve is tied for third in the nation with two shutouts. In her young career as a Buckeye, she has earned a save percentage of .925 and a goals against average of 2.10.Sauve said she is prepared for whatever SCSU offense is going to throw at her.“They are going to drive the net and take a lot of shots I just have to stand my ground,” she said.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Huskies in a two-game series at the OSU Ice Rink. The first game is set for Friday at 6:07 p.m. and the second for Saturday at 1:07 p.m. read more

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Former Ohio State national championship winning quarterback Cardale Jones selected by the

Former OSU quarterback Cardale Jones (12) hurdles a defender during a game Nov. 1 against Illinois at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Lantern File photoAfter earning a national championship ring in 2014, and a mediocre 2015 season where he was benched after a record of 11-0 as a starter, former OSU signal caller Cardale Jones has been drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round. Jones is the 12th Buckeye selected in this year’s draft.Jones drew attention after filling in for the injured JT Barrett for three games, and leading the team to its eighth national title.In those three games, Jones threw for 742 yards and five touchdowns, along with 90 yards on the ground and a score. The performance was enough for many to feel he could enter the 2015 NFL draft and be picked in the first few rounds. During a press conference held at his alma mater, Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio, Jones announced he would be returning to school.“The NFL has always been my goal and dream,” Jones said. “It’s literally right there in front of me, but I also have a goal to graduate.”Even though Jones had helped lead the Buckeyes to a national championship victory, OSU coach Urban Meyer stated that the starting position would be up for grabs when JT Barrett was healthy. Jones was the first to stroll onto the field in the 2015 opener at Virginia Tech, but Barrett also saw playing time. Starting the first seven games of the season, OSU was 7-0 and ranked No. 1 in the country.  But on Oct. 24, Meyer announced Barrett would take over as the starter for OSU. Jones played in the next three games, but was on the bench for the last three games of the year. He finished the year with a 62.5 completion percentage, 1,460 yards, and eight touchdowns with five interceptions. Although Jones possesses a cannon arm and the stature to play quarterback in the NFL, he lacks the pose and refined mechanics that many of the prospects in the draft have. The Bills will most likely have Jones prove his worth during training camp, and work to better mold Jones into a quality quarterback. He joins the likes of Tyrod Taylor and Sammy Watkins under the supervision of coach Rex Ryan.Buffalo begins their regular season against on the road in Baltimore at 1 p.m. on Sept. 11. Jones joins fellow Buckeye Adolphus Washington who was selected by Buffalo in the third round. read more

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The Manchester Libyan connection a recruiting ground for jihadists

first_imgSecurity services are investigating whether Abedi is part of a network which has links to Mohamed Abrini, also known as "the man in the hat" Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Police forensic investigators at an address in Elsmore Road, Greater Manchester, after the attack on Monday night Credit:Danny Lawson/PA Wire Suicide bomber Salem Abedi grew up in south Manchester, which has been home to a string of extremists and terrorists in recent years, many with strong Libyan connections.Security services were last night urgently investigating if Abedi, 22, whose parents came to the UK from Tripoli in the early 1990s, had links to fellow Libyan terrorist, Abdalraouf Abdallah and his brother Mohammed. Security services are investigating whether Abedi is part of a network which has links to Mohamed Abrini, also known as “the man in the hat”Credit:Belgian Police  He may also be linked through others to former RAF veteran and Muslim convert Stephen GrayCredit:YouTube Abdalraouf, 23, was jailed for five and a half years in July last year after being convicted of trying to help other Manchester based jihadis to join Isil.Among those he helped try to get to Syria was former RAF veteran, and Muslim convert Stephen Gray, who also grew up in the Moss Side area of Manchester.Abdalraouf, who like Abedi, was the son of Libyan dissidents, travelled to Libya in 2010 on a gap year. In 2014, chemistry teacher, Jamshed Javeed, who lived just a short distance from the Abedi family and taught at a school in Bolton was jailed for trying to join to Isil.He was arrested after his family became concerned about his increasingly radical behaviour and reported him to the authorities. Police forensic investigators at an address in Elsmore Road, Greater Manchester, after the attack on Monday night  But when the Arab Spring began he joined an Islamist group known as the 17 February Martyr’s Brigade.During one anti-Gaddafi rally, he was shot and paralysed and confined to a wheelchair.It was when he returned home, the 23-year-old began encouraging friends and associates to join Isil.He was also known to have extremist connections in Belgium where Mohamed Abrini, known as the Man in the Hat, linked to the Brussels and Paris attacks was from. As well as Gray, Abdalrouf also raised cash and tried to arrange firearms for his brother Mohammed and fellow Mancunian, Raymond Matimba, who is thought to still be in the war torn country.The security services were also understood to be exploring Abedi’s links with notorious Mancunian jihadist Raphael Hostey, who recruited dozens of young Britons to fight for Islamic State.Hostey, who was two years older, grew up in Moss Side, just a mile away from Abedi’s home in the Fallowfield district of the city.Using the nom de guerre, Abu Qaqa al-Britani, he played a key role in persuading young Muslims from the North West to travel to Syria and Iraq. One forensic officer carries a "Know Your Chemicals" book as he leaves the property  He may also be linked through others to former RAF veteran and Muslim convert Stephen Gray In 2014, 19-year-old Mohammad Azzam Javeed was killed while fighting in Syria.He had been due to start a chemical engineering degree, but headed to Syria with local friend Anil Khalil Raoufi, who was also killed.While the area was once plagued with gang violence, community leaders have reported youngsters increasingly being drawn into extremism.In total at least 16 jihadists, who have either been convicted of offences, have travelled to Syria or have died while fighting with Isil, hail from a three mile radius around the south Manchester district which was home to Abedi.In terms of the number of terrorists, Manchester is third only to London and Birmingham . One forensic officer carries a “Know Your Chemicals” book as he leaves the property Credit:JULIAN SIMMONDS He was killed in a drone strike in Syria last year, leaving a wife and child back home in Manchester.Earlier this year Ronald Fiddler, aka Jamal al Harith, blew himself up in a suicide attack in Mosul.Another Manchester born jihadist, Fiddler had been detained in Guantanamo Bay after being arrested in Afghanistan, but joined Isil after being released and receiving a large compensation payout. Abrini visited Manchester in 2015 and took photographs of the Old Trafford football stadium before receiving cash from sympathisers and returning to Belgium.last_img read more

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Nook Color gets Android 22 flash support and an app store

first_imgIf you have a Barnes and Noble Nook Color eReader, there’s reason to celebrate. The Nook Color always ran a version of Google’s Android mobile OS, it was just heavily customized for Barnes and Noble’s use. Now, the eReader/tablet hybrid has been updated to Android 2.2 “Froyo,” supports Adobe Flash, and has its own app store with over 125 apps Barnes and Noble has approved for the device.The Nook Color is one of those devices that the modding and rooting community loves, partially because it started off as a simple eReader. Fans of the device quickly discovered that Android lurked under the surface. The tablet even got Honeycomb thanks to developers at the XDA forums long before the Motorola Xoom hit the market. Barnes and Noble, for its part, initially marketed the tablet as a budget eReader, but now notes that you can get a lot of power out of an affordable tablet if you embrace the modding community instead of pushing it away.Now, Barnes and Noble announced that they’ve pushed Android 2.2 to Nook owners. Users can do a manual update check from their devices to get it, or they can wait for the over-the-air update to hit their device over the next few weeks. 2.2 brings updates to the browser, pinch-to-zoom and improved multi-touch support, built-in Flash support for the browser, and device-wide search.Among the apps in the new Nook Color app store are favorites like the Pulse news reader for Android, the Epicurious food and recipe app, and of course, Angry Birds. The Nook Color retains all of its other tablet-like features, like the ability to get your e-mail and surf the Web.The Nook Friends beta app is included with the update, which allows users to get updates from their friends on Facebook and Twitter. The app also allows you to share your progress in a book with your friends, and share your thoughts about the books you’re reading as well.Barnes and Noble made a point to mention that the Nook Color is a great alternative for people who want a strong tablet or eReader without paying more for an expensive tablet like an iPad. After all, the Nook Color retails for $249, half the cost of the base iPad 2 model.Read more at B&N, via Electronistalast_img read more

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Antonis Toumbourou passes away

first_imgA great Greek and Cypriot community figure, Antonis Toumbourou, passed away last week.The ‘patriarch’ of the Cypriot community of Melbourne, Antonis Toumbourou was 85, leaving behind seven children and 14 grandchildren.Mr Toumbourou was born in the now occupied Cypriot village of Asia, and migrated to Australia in the early ’50s.He excelled in business – the garment factory he owned with Chris Christopher employed hundreds of expatriates.From his early years in Australia, he was an active member of the community. For many years he served the Cypriot community as president and was one of its most capable leaders, as well as the Justice For Cyprus Coordinating Committee (S.E.K.A.) and many other Cypriot associations. The coup and the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 saw Mr Toumbourou take the reigns of the Cypriot community in Melbourne. He spearheaded campaigns offering assistance to refugees, but also campaigns addressed to Australian government to adopt positions supportive of Cyprus. He was also an avid supporter of football in Victoria and supported the Greek sponsored club, South Melbourne FC. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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GCM members to decide on the Bulleen project

first_imgIt is a pretty safe bet to assume that Sunday’s annual general meeting (scheduled for 2.30 pm) is going to be one of the most massively attended in the Greek Community of Melbourne’s recent history, especially given that it will be preceded by a special meeting on the ‘Bulleen project’ at 1.00 pm. Both meetings will take place at at The Andrianakos Centre at Alphington Grammar. As stated in the notice addressed to the GCM members, the purpose of the special meeting is to approve and adopt the proposed motion regarding the development of the Community’s property in Bulleen: “In accordance with Section 45 of its Articles Association, the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria agrees to the sale of the land known as Lot 1 on the proposed Plan of Subdivision PS748634K being part of the land known as 49 Greenaway Street, Bulleen, Victoria and more particularly described as Lot 1 on Title Plan TP680239D and being the land contained in Certificate of Title Volume 7940 Folio 190”. This meeting hopes to settle once and for all the looming debate over the property, which has been the cause of dispute for 30-odd years, reportedly costing more than $500,000 in consultant reports alone. The announced project will allow the usage and exploitation of the site, bringing in funds by the sale of one-sixth of the site for $11 million, but also the building of a new ‘Greek Centre on the Yarra’ (designed by Billy Kavellaris of the acclaimed KUD architects), which will host aged care facilities, schools, community and function spaces, retail and hospitality spaces and sporting fields. The GCM announcement was met with enthusiasm by the majority of its members, but also among the broader Greek community, however, there are some who remain in opposition. Former members of the Community board, such as Leonidas Argiropoulos and Apostolos Kounelis, have been vocal about the issue, buying space in Neos Kosmos to present their views. They are both in favour of exploitation, but insist on delaying any action, in order to thoroughly examine every alternative. More importantly, they claim that behind the board’s proposal lies its desire to sell the property in order to pay out the $6 million loan it took out for the construction of the Greek Centre on Lonsdale Street, something the GCM dismisses. Speaking to Neos Kosmos, GCM president Bill Papastergiadis said on the subject: “The centre is fully leased and the annual rental of approximately $1 million. This easily services the loan. The loan as publicly declared is approx $5.9m and is easily serviced by the annual rental. In addition, we have retained an extra floor (a fifth floor) which could be leased for $120,000 per annum that we have not rented. Hence the total amount of rent exceeds $1.1m per annum. This is well above what was expected.” This is supported by the GCM financial report which was made public and is part of the AGM agenda. As for the Bulleen project, the GCM board claims that, in order to allow the realisation of the proposed facility, a solution needs to be found regarding the removal of the overlays on almost 2.35 hectares of the site. This work has now led to a comprehensive proposal for the redevelopment of the entire site that will see the sale of 1.22 hectares (approximately one-fifth of the site) for no less than $11,000,000. This has been part of lengthy negotiations with the state government, resulting in the sale being conditional upon: a) The gifting to the state of approximately 2.19 hectares of the site (approximately one-third of the site) to be converted into wetlands to feed the Yarra River as well as a bike path along the river’s banks (‘wetland’). This land cannot ever be rezoned to mixed use because of flood risk. b) The relevant authorities removing all the overlays on 2.35 hectares of the site and convert it into a ‘Mixed Use Zone’, the most versatile zone available. The overlays which will be removed include, as part of the negotiated outcome, the cost of the earthworks associated with the creation of the wetlands, estimated at $2 million, will not be borne by the GCM. Among those opposed to the proposed plan is renowned architect and town planner Epaminondas (Peter) Tsitas, who had been involved in past design projects about the Bulleen property.“I argue that the new Greek Centre on the Yarra, as presented by KUD Architects, is not the best solution for our property in Bulleen,” reads Mr Tsitas’ statement. “The current proposal seeks to make $11 million from the sale of over half of the usable area on the site. The land that has been allocated for sale will significantly block the line of sight to the proposed building from Bulleen Road. This will negatively impact the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) centre with reduced exposure to the general public. The GCM will have created a ‘landmark’ building at significant cost only for it to be hidden and out-developed from view within a few years of completion.”The design concept by Peter Tsitas and Associates is presented in other pages of this edition. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Slide show Thursday to feature Mount Adams Goat Rocks

first_imgPORTLAND — Author Tami Asars will present a slide show at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at REI at Clackamas Town Center Mall about her new guidebook “Day Hiking Mount Adams and Goat Rocks Wilderness.”The store is on the southeast side of the mall at 12160 S.E. 82nd Ave.The 252-page softbound book sells for $18.95. The book includes 18 hike descriptions for the Goat Rocks, 16 for Mount Adams, seven for Indian Heaven plus many more covering the Cispus River, Takhlakh Lake, White Pass, Packwood and Yakima areas.last_img

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Wilmingtons Latest Legal Notices Week of September 16 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, September 16, 2018:181163 — Vibert — 12 Ox Bow Drive Wilmington181201 — Wilmington Planning Board — Hudson Street Roadway Improvements181202 — Wilmington Planning Board — Stormwater Management Bylaw181205 — Jamieson Estate — Wilmington181230 — Wilmington Bids — Gravel Packed Wells181237 — Babine — 6 State Street Wilmington183009 — Kowalchik — 16 Longview Rd Wilmington(NOTE: The above public notices is from MassPublicNotices.org.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 25, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

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2018 World Ice Art Championships canceled

first_imgThe World Ice Art Championships will not happen in 2018. Ice Alaska, the Fairbanks non-profit which has organized the annual March event since 1989, released a statement over the weekend, saying the 2018 championships have been canceled.Listen nowIce Alaska’s main building burned last December, and the 2017 event was held using alternate buildings and tents. The release says the 2017 championships were not up to the standard of artists and volunteers.It says reorganizing and rebuilding occurred over this summer, but the recent loss of two major donors and diminished support from its title sponsor, resulted in the board’s decision to cancel for 2018. The releases does not mention BP, but the oil company has long been the World Ice Art Championships title sponsor.Ice Alaska Organizers say they’ll work toward the 2019 championships by seeking new sponsors and investigating alternate venues. 2018 event supporters are being offered return of their contributionslast_img read more

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Dhaka lauds TrumpKim peace talks

first_imgUS president Donald Trump greets North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at Capella Resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore on Tuesday (12 June 2018). – UNB/APBangladesh has welcomed the historic summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un which has generated ‘momentum’ to overcome long-drawn tensions, reports UNB.The joint statement of the summit reflected strong commitments of the two leaders to restore peace, stability and security on Korean peninsula, said the foreign affairs ministry in Dhaka on Thursday.It hoped that all concerned parties will support this peace initiative and facilitate implementation of the outcome of the Summit for the benefit of the region and beyond.Bangladesh said it will continue to work with the international community to resolve all differences and disputes peacefully through dialogue.last_img read more

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4 killed as motorcycle hits roadside tree

first_imgFour people were killed when the motorcycle they were riding hit a roadside tree in Bholaria village of Katiadi upazila in Kishoregan district on Wednesday night.The deceased are Sabbir 23, Bipu, 22, Masud, 24, and Antor, 22, of the same village, reports UNB.The motorcycle hit a roadside tree after its driver lost control over the bike around 10:00pm, leaving three dead on the spot and one injured, Katiadi police station officer-in-charge Jakir Rabbani said.Later, the injured died under treatment at Jahurul Islam Medical College Hospital, the OC added.last_img

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Holy EideMiladunnabi Wednesday

first_imgHoly Eid-e-Miladunnabi, marking the birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh), will be observed in the country on Wednesday with due religious solemnity, reports UNB.On this day in 570, the 12th of Rabiul Awal of the Hijri calendar, Muhammad (pbuh) was born in Makkah of Saudi Arabia with divine blessings and messages of peace for mankind. He also passed away on the same day.The day is a public holiday.The Muslims across the country will join special prayers marking the day.Various religious and socio-cultural organisations and political parties, mosques and madrasahs, including Islamic Foundation, have chalked out elaborate programmes, including milad mahfil, discussion and Qurankhwani, on the occasion.Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and other satellite TV channels and radio stations will air special programmes highlighting the significance of the day.President Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages greeting the country’s people and Muslims across the world.last_img read more

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Amazon Takes to Super Bowl to Boost New Streaming Series Hanna

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Based on the 2011 film, “Hanna’s” eight-episode first season was written and produced by David Farr who co-wrote the original feature. Director Sarah Adina Smith led episodes one and two of the series, which filmed entirely on location in Hungary, Slovakia, Morocco, Spain and the U.K. British actress Esme Creed-Miles stars as Hanna alongside Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos.A series about a young woman with heightened skills working out a relationship with her father while being targeted by enemies offers familiar terrain to Amazon’s Benson. When he led marketing at ABC in a previous role, he helped launch the series “Alias,” a J.J. Abrams drama that starred Jennifer Garner and brought her to wider renown. Interestingly, that series also benefited from the Super Bowl, notching big audiences when ABC aired a second-season episode of the series after its broadcast of Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2003. Movie studios often use the Super Bowl to drop trailers for their coming blockbusters. Since last year, a rival source of video entertainment has been doing the same.Amazon Prime Video will return to the Super Bowl this year, dropping a 60-second trailer in the third quarter for “Hanna,” a new drama centered on a powerful young girl who must thwart agents who want to take her down, along with her father. The commercial will will show Amazon getting more aggressive in the realm of big-game promotion: In Super Bowl LI, Amazon Prime released a trailer for “Jack Ryan,” a series that wasn’t set to debut for months. On Sunday, the streaming service will offer a 24-hour sneak-preview of the series to its members. “Hanna” will debut in March.“She can kick some ass, but is also on the run and trying to figure out, ‘Who am I?’” says Mike Benson, director of marketing for Prime Video, in an interview. “The interesting thing about this show is that it’s got great female appeal, but also great male appeal. We know there a lot of women who watch the game and wanted to do something for both audiences.” The commercial features scenes from the series while Karen O. sings a cover of the Smashing Pumpkins’ 1995 rock classic “Bullet with Butterfly Wings.”The Super Bowl developed into a streaming-video showdown last year, with Amazon, Hulu, Netflix and HBO all dropping video previews of coming features during the event. Netflix surprised the audience with the news that a new entry in the “Cloverfield” movie franchise was available for view immediately, and HBO released a preview of its “Westworld” series. Hulu previewed the series “Castle Rock.:” Spokespersons for both Netflix and HBO said they had “nothing to share” at present regarding advertising in Super Bowl LIII, slated for broadcast this Sunday on CBS. Hulu will air a 30-second ad in the game, a spokesperson for the video-streaming site said, declining to offer other details.Amazon’s interest in the game comes as new competitors are entering the streaming field in 2019. Walt Disney is expected to unveil a new subscription-video service, Disney +, in coming months, as is AT&T’s WarnerMedia. NBCUniversal has said it will enter the field in 2020.The appearance in the Super Bowl, says Benson, gets “Hanna” in front of a global audience and “makes a statement, not only about the show, but for Prime Video and what Prime Video can offer our customers.”The company was pleased with the results it got from launching its “Jack Ryan” trailer last year, he says, in NBC’s broadcast of the event. “We saw awareness and intent of use really high coming out of the Super Bowl,” he says. “Trailer views were phenomenally high.”In a different era, TV networks shied away from letting video rivals take to their air and attempt to herd viewers elsewhere. But that resistance seems to have diminished int the face of a dizzying array of new-tech video outlets willing to spend millions of dollars in advertising to woo linear viewers to their new wares. Amazon, Netflix and HBO aren’t the first to crack the Super Bowl in such fashion, TruTV, the cable outlet once that is part of WarnerMedia, ran a commercial in CBS’ broadcast of Super Bowl XLIV in 2010. TV executives were once wary of TV ads that told TV viewers to stop watching traditional TV, but no longer.Placing one of the new series in the Super Bowl augments its luster, says Benson. “We look at it this way: It’s going to be great television, but when we present it in the Super Bowl, it has the feel of a big movie event,” he says. “The ads that we run there can hold an audience captive, and hold their attention as much as a great game will.” Popular on Variety last_img read more

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Googles Pixel Slate Wants to Replace Your Laptop

first_imgDesignThe Pixel Slate is one handsome tablet. The rear panel and sides are swathed in a lovely midnight-blue aluminum. Measuring 0.28-inches thin and weighing 1.6 pounds, the slate sits smack dab in the middle of the 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro (0.27 inches thick, 1.5 pounds) and the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (0.33 inches thick, 1.7 pounds).Along the top of the Slate, you’ll find the silver power button that’s pulling double-duty as the fingerprint reader. On the right is a slightly raised volume rocker and USB Type-C port. Another Type-C port resides on the left AdvertisementDisplay and AudioThat’s a lot of pixels! The Slate’s 12.3-inch display has a 3K x 2K resolution which translates into 6 million pixels or 293 ppi. In person, the panel looked sharp and vibrant.There’s also dual front-facing speakers, which teamed with Google’s algorithms, should make for richer, crisper audio. Either way, I’m looking forward to taking that free 3-month trial of YouTube Premium for a spin.MORE: Our Favorite Tablets for Work and PlaySpecsIn terms of power, it appears the Pixel Slate is outgunned, at least in terms of the base model. The $599 iteration of the Pixel Slate will have an Intel Celeron processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. However, the Slate can be configured with up to an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB and 256GB of storage, specs more fitting of Google’s aspirations of a laptop replacement.CameraThe Pixel Slate will feature an 8-megapixel camera on the front and rear of the device. The front-facing shooter has a wide-angle lens that’s ideal for large group shots. The camera also has a larger sensor for better low-light pics.Productivity and KeyboardGoogle is touting the Pixel Slate as a productivity machine, which is a claim a lot of 2-in-1s make. But Google seems ready to put its money where its mouth is. The Pixel Slate will run the desktop version of Chrome OS. Google claims that you’ll have the ability to run developer tools and even Linux. And since it’s a tablet, Chrome OS has been optimized for touch. Other tweaks to Chrome OS includes a customized app launcher with Google’s integrated machine learning technology.That means that your most used apps will be a tap away. You also get a dual-window feature, similar to the Snap feature on Windows devices, which should help Google live up to that productivity claim.MORE: Top 15 Productivity Apps for Your TabletAccessories But in order to give you any semblance of productivity, you’re going to need to type. Google has created the $199 Pixel Slate keyboard. Comprised of a full-sized keyboard and a bendable, magnetic back flap, the keyboard connects with a snap. The full-size backlit keyboard borrows from PixelBook keyboard, down to the comfortable quiet keys.I did the 10fastfingers typing test and reached 50 words per minute, which is well below my usual 70 wpm. However, I was impressed with how springy the circular keys actually were. I never bottomed out as the keys popped right back up as soon as I pressed them. The keyboard also has a full-size trackpad that offers traditional functionality. (The iPad Pro doesn’t even have a touchpad.) Pinch-zoom and two-finger scrolling were quick and responsive.The folio back flap pulls double duty as a cover and a stand, allowing you to use the Slate at almost any angle. The integrated magnets let me slid the flap up and down the Slate’s rear for easy stand adjustment. If you’re looking for something a bit sturdier, there are also third-party keyboard options like the $159 Brydge G-Type keyboard. If you feel the need to jot something down, the Pixel Slate also works with the Chromebook Pen ($99).SecurityWith a new data breach being reported almost every day, security is an important feature. To that end, Google has built a few security measures into the Pixel Slate. There’s integrated virus detection to keep the malware at bay as well as Google’s Titan Security, a chip which controls disk encryption and the lock screen. And in an effort to protect you from you, Google has also added Digital Wellbeing to monitor and limit your device and app usage.PricingBy itself, the $599 Pixel Slate is cheaper than two of its major competitors, the Apple iPad Pro (12.5 inches) and the Microsoft Surface Pro 6, which start at $799 and $899, respectively. But once you throw in the accessories, the Slate becomes a bit more pricey. With the $199 Pixel Keyboard, the price jumps to $798 — throw in the Chromebook Pen ($99) and the grand total hits $897. It’s still cheaper than the competition, but it’s a hefty price to ask for a tablet.Bottom LineWith the Pixel Slate, Google is looking to become the de facto choice for truly mobile portability. The 12-inch device is lightweight and sleek and offers some compelling features. The improved Chrome OS interface shows that Google is ready to close the gap with Windows, by creating an experience that’s well, a lot like Windows.The idea of having the ability to run full versions of some of my favorite productivity apps instead of the mobile versions is quite appealing. Typically, I don’t buy into the idea that a tablet can truly replace a laptop. However, with such a bright panel, comfortable keyboard, and optimized OS, I’m warming up to the idea.10 Tablets with the Longest Battery LifeBest Chromebooks Available NowThe Best Laptops for Business and Productivity Leave it to Google to zig when we expect it to zag. Here we were, expecting to learn about the latest updates to the Pixelbook, and Google throws a curveball and debuts the Pixel Slate, a 12-inch tablet. Available later this year and starting at $599, it’s a direct shot at Apple and Microsoft.  Google’s Pixel Slate Takes Shots at the iPod’s ThroneGoogle’s new 2-in-1, the Pixel Slate is promising laptop-level productivity in an extremely lightweight, portable frame.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/google-pixel-slate-specs-price?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0001:1801:18Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display01:25How to Freeze Rows in Excel关闭  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndo247 SportsThe Highest-Paid NBA Players In 2019, Ranked247 SportsUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgNews | September 01, 2011 Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital Deploys GE PET/MRI System News | Artificial Intelligence | February 13, 2019 Siemens Healthineers Demonstrates Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare Digitalization at HIMSS19 February 13, 2019 — At the 2019 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) global conference and e read more Tc-99m MDP bone scan (left) is negative for osseous lesions. NaF/FDG PET/MRI (right and second slide) confirms absence of bone metastases, but shows liver metastases. Image courtesy of Stanford University. News | PET-MRI | November 08, 2018 Researcher Awarded 2018 Hitachi Healthcare Americas/RSNA Grant The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & read more News | PET-MRI | October 10, 2018 Huntsman Cancer Institute Installs First Preclinical nanoScan 3T PET/MRI in U.S. The Center for Quantitative Cancer Imaging at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah in Salt Lake… read more News | PET-CT | May 08, 2019 United Imaging Healthcare uPMR 790 HD TOF PET/MR Cleared by FDA May 8, 2019 – … read more News | PET-MRI | May 23, 2019 Study Explores Magnetic Nanoparticles as Bimodal Imaging Agent for PET/MRI Researchers from Bourgogne University in Dijon, France, showed that use of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (… read more Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. September 1, 2011 — Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital (HKSH) has selected GE Healthcare’s tri-modality imaging system, which may potentially enhance the ability of physicians to manage certain diseases. The system includes positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).Walton Li, M.D., medical superintendent of HKSH, emphasized the hospital’s commitment to medical research in the interest of patients and to advance treatment. “HKSH is not only a hospital that serves patients, but one that is committed to research and to the advancement of medical technology,” explained Li.The future of PET/CT imaging is in therapy monitoring. Rather than just imaging patients at the beginning and end of a chemotherapy treatment, physicians may monitor patients more frequently to determine how well the treatment is working — that is, whether the tumor trends are going down or up.The combination of MRI soft tissue contrast, PET metabolic insight, and precise CT anatomical reference, enabled by a patient transport system and image fusion, may hold promise for managing patient care.The PET/CT + MR system consists of two scanning devices, a mobile patient system and the latest image registration application running on the company’s Advantage Workstation. This allows a patient to be moved from one device (PET/CT) to the other (MR) without changing positions on the table. The technology is designed to accurately capture images and correlate information from PET, CT and MRI imaging technologies.For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Teleradiology | November 25, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Showcases syngo Virtual Cockpit for More Flexible Workforce Management During the 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 25-30… read more News | PET-MRI | June 20, 2017 Dual-Agent PET/MR With Time of Flight Detects More Cancer Simultaneous injections of the radiopharmaceuticals fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) and 18F-sodium fluoride (… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read more News | Radiology Business | September 19, 2017 Invicro Acquires Imanova to Expand Global Imaging Capabilities September 19, 2017 — Invicro LLC, a provider of imaging services and software for research and drug development, anno read more News | PET Imaging | February 21, 2018 Axumin PET Agent Added to NCCN Guidelines for Suspected Recurrent Prostate Cancer Blue Earth Diagnostics announced that Axumin (fluciclovine F 18) injection has been added to the National Comprehensive… read more Related Content Image courtesy of MR Solutions. David Schultz, M.D., Ph.D.last_img read more

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Singapore Slings and other Travel Counsellor things

first_img Travel Counsellorsspeak with Fred hereAbout Travel CounsellorsTravel Counsellors Australia was established in 2007 and currently has nearly 150 Travel Counsellors. Our head office in Australia is located in Melbourne. Travel Counsellors Australia is accredited with ATAS. Travel Counsellors is the world’s largest home-based travel company. Founded in 1994 it currently has over 1,700 travel consultants who work from home with the support of over 400 staff at the company’s UK global headquarters and across 7 global offices. The company operates in Australia, UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, South Africa, UAE and Belgium.For further information, contact: Marnie Pugsley, PR & Marketing Manager | Tel: +61 3 8517 8222 | E-mail: marnie.pugsley@travelcounsellors.com.auSource = Travel Counsellors Singapore Slings and other Travel Counsellor thingsSingapore Slings and other Travel Counsellor thingsIt was a fierce competition as 18 teams fought it out on the Travel Counsellors Singapore Wheel of Fortune Sales Challenge. The Singapore Slings, Merlions, Orchard Roaders, Sentosa’s and Singapore Fliers (to name just a few) fought it out to be the winning team to head on an exclusive educational to Singapore.And the winner is… Singapore Sentosa’s! Asked about how his team made it to the top, Travel Counsellor Andrew Turner commented “We all worked together to motivate and encourage each other and offered suggestions on how to increase business which gained more points for the team”.Over 3 nights in Singapore, Travel Counsellors Clare Johnson, Graham Allen, Andrew Turner, Kris Hollis and Kris Higgins and head office mascot Catherine Nugent were hosted by our local operator as they explored Singapore. Highlights included the spectacular Gardens by the Bay, a breakfast market walking tour and the 450m mega zipline down to Siloso Beach on Sentosa.Speaking of the challenge, Travel Counsellor Clare Johnson said “I had never met some of the TC’s so the challenge really brought us together to win through amazing team work and comradery. The daily activities reconnected me with clients I hadn’t spoken with in a while too!”To find out more about Travel Counsellors CLICK HERElast_img read more

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