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Criminal charges rare for bartenders in drunk driving cases legal experts say

first_imgPaola Loriggio, The Canadian Press Legal experts say criminal charges like those laid against a former bar server in connection with a drunk-driving crash that killed two Ottawa-area teens are rare and difficult to prove.Ann Senack, 62, of Greater Madawaska Township, was charged in March with two counts each of criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence causing bodily harm in a 2017 crash in Calabogie, Ont.Two young men, Brandon Hanniman and Alexander Paquette, were killed and two others were injured when police say their car veered off the road and plowed into a rock cut.Police later said the group had been drinking at a local establishment and alcohol contributed to the crash. The case is expected to return before the court today.While bartenders and bars may face lawsuits related to serving drunk drivers, legal experts say they are not aware of a case in Ontario where someone has been found criminally responsible.They say the threshold for criminal negligence is much higher than for civil negligence.“To extend criminal liability in these circumstances is very, very uncommon,” said Michael Lacy, a Toronto lawyer and the president of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association.“If someone were held criminally culpable in these circumstances, I’d say that would be a precedent-setting decision,” said Lacy, who is not involved in the case.Toronto defence lawyer Daniel Brown said that to obtain a conviction for criminal negligence, the Crown would have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that there was a “marked and substantial” departure from the standard of care owed by a server.Prosecutors would have to show a bartender knew the person they were serving was clearly underage, and knew the person was driving home and was impaired to such degree that it would be a danger to them and to others, he said. The Crown would also have to show a direct link between the alcohol served to the person and the injuries caused, he said.“There’s a lot of things that must be proven in a case like this for a Crown attorney to be successful,” he said.In comparison, a civil negligence case must prove it’s more likely than not that there was a departure from the standard of care, which is a much lower bar, Brown said.“Those two things — one being the higher standard for criminal negligence, and the higher burden of proof in a criminal case — means that the viability of this type of prosecution is often minimal, which is why most of these cases are dealt with in the civil courts,” said Brown, who is also not involved in the case.Some in the community have voiced concerns about the charges and rallied behind Senack, suggesting she is being unfairly blamed for a tragic incident.An online fundraiser meant to help cover her legal fees has drawn more than $50,000 from more than 400 donors in about a month.“We support you Ann. You are not responsible for what happened to those boys,” some wrote on the fundraiser site.“We have never met… We feel you have been unjustly charged,” others wrote. The charge of criminal negligence causing death can carry a life sentence, while criminal negligence causing bodily harm can carry a sentence of up to 10 years behind bars. No trial date has yet been set.last_img read more

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Women speak out against criminalization of land defenders water protectors

first_img(Crystal Smith speaks to media outside the Vancouver courts Thursday. Photo: Amber Bernard/APTN)Justin BrakeAPTN News Indigenous women are sounding the alarm on what they say is unjust and disproportionate state violence against those working to protect water and defend Indigenous lands.On Thursday, several women held a news conference outside the provincial courthouse in Vancouver ahead of a hearing for Tia Chicome, who was arrested last March during a protest near Kinder Morgan’s marine terminal in Burnaby.Before her hearing, Chicome, a member of the Xiximec Nahua nation and a U.S. war veteran, told media and others gathered outside the court she feels the RCMP has a bias against Indigenous women.“There’s been a big difference in the way we have been treated compared to the white women that have been arrested” while protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, she said.Chicome said her March 31 arrest occurred after she acted to protect others from a driver of a truck she says threatened people’s safety at a blockade of the marine terminal site.“The truck started increasing its speed up the hill aiming for the bodies of these water protectors, these land defenders, and I started running towards the truck because I thought I was going to witness somebody getting seriously injured, or possibly [killed].“So I saw the truck run into the bodies of these people, and I made an intervention — and for that intervention, I was arrested. The truck driver was never even questioned. The truck driver didn’t even get a ticket.”Chicome, who faces charges of assault and mischief, had her case set over to Aug. 30.Crystal Smith, a young Indigenous mother who also faces charges related to protests against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, said Thursday she and her mother were targeted by police in March and that she was “violently arrested” in front of her children.Watch Crystal Smith at the Vancouver courts Thursday “I had bruises on my wrists. I had bruises on my upper body from the force that they used on me. And it was my children that witnessed this,” she recalled, explaining her family had gone to Burnaby to visit the Tsleil-Waututh watch house, but that Smith became involved in the protest when she saw others blocking a truck towing a bulldozer.She alleged she was not violating Kinder Morgan’s injunction at the time of her arrest, and that police deliberately arrested her mother first, who was filming their response to the water protectors.“It is here that we see the difference between Indigenous bodies and non-Indigenous bodies,” she said. “It is here that we see the difference of attitude that the RCMP has and it’s a reflection of the attitude Canada has.”Indigenous women historically targeted in colonization efforts: Palmater(A female land protector is arrested during an early morning raid of a camp across from the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador. Photo courtesy: TheIndependent.ca) While Indigenous peoples comprise roughly four per cent of Canada’s population, according to Statistics Canada data released last month they represent 27 per cent of all incarcerated people in the country.According to a report released by Canada’s Correctional Investigator last year Indigenous women represent a staggering 37 per cent of all women behind bars, and 50 per cent of all female maximum-security inmates.Mi’kmaw lawyer and academic Pam Palmater says the targeting of Indigenous women by authorities and the state is a longstanding issue in Canada historically rooted in strategic colonization efforts, and that the criminalization of women water protectors on the front lines against pipelines and other unwanted resource development is a continuation of that legacy.“From the very, very beginning the Canadian state has tried to separate women from the land,” she told APTN Thursday.“The safety and health of women’s bodies has always been tied to the land so closely that that’s why the state has particularly targeted Indigenous women — to separate them from that because it helps disintegrate their nations.”Palmater said the Canadian state has “long known that one of the most effective ways to realize a genocide, to break up a nation, to gain access to lands and resources, is to…target the women because they’re the ones that give birth to the children, they’re the ones that are carrying on the culture and language and legacy.But also because Indigenous women have always played historically very strategic and important roles in their nations.“So by targeting Indigenous women and just completely removing them from their core power structure from within their nations is also an equally effective way of disrupting those nations, dismantling those nations, causing chaos and confusion.”Province won’t interfere with arrests of water protectors: MinisterOn Wednesday B.C.’s Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Scott Fraser told APTN the province respects Indigenous peoples’ right to protest the Trans Mountain pipeline and other unwanted projects like the Site C dam in the Peace River Valley.“Each nation has a right to take a position on an issue that’s happening on the land, especially in their territories,” he said.But he said he won’t speak critically of police forces’ arrests of Indigenous people.“We’re not going to tell the police what to do and how to do their job,” he said.“Police operate at arm’s length from government, they’re independent of government, and we don’t interfere with police operational decisions. That’s not the role of government.”Palmater disagrees and says the province should be critical of police forces that are selective in their interpretations of the law.She said in criminalizing land defenders and water protectors the RCMP continue to prioritize corporate interests over the rights of Indigenous peoples protected in Section 35 of Canada’s constitution.“If they go in and arrest land defenders and the province of B.C. considers that that’s not a proper enforcement of the law given the many other competing laws that protect Aboriginal treaty rights, then the province should intervene,” she said.“We shouldn’t treat the RCMP like they’re their own government where there’s a judge, jury and executioner on Aboriginal treaty rights.“There’s got to be some collective governance of First Nations, provincial and federal [governments], and broader discussions with all levels of law enforcement to say, hey, there’s multiple competing laws here.“It’s much better to work out a process than [have] everyone sit back and say, well it’s not on me — we’ll just see what the RCMP does.”First arrest in Canada at #campcloud @PunchinNazis365 with a busted knee to boot. #KILLKM #stopkm pic.twitter.com/TYresESCKb— Texohtic Mazatl (@bluemazatl) March 25, 2018Palmater said Indigenous women’s perseverance and leadership in the face of continued criminalization shouldn’t be lost in the conversation.“Even though Indigenous women have always been targeted, both in the law directly and indirectly, they continue to stand up for the land and for their children despite knowing what’s coming.“They know they’re going to be criminalized. They know they’re going to be painted as some form of criminal,” she said.“And knowing they’re still the ones out there trying to defend our territories, that’s a very significant and very powerful message for the rest of the Indigenous people in this country — that despite how much they’re targeted and criminalized: we’re still out there protecting our bodies and protecting our lands for the benefit of our nations.”In a calm but stern tone outside the Vancouver courthouse, her children by her side, Smith said Canada is “waging a war” in which Indigenous women “are being arrested for trespassing on their own land.“Where is the reconciliation here? Where is the reconciliation? I do not see it. I do not feel it. And it is not present in my life or my children’s life.”jbrake@aptn.ca@justinbrakenewslast_img read more

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UN agency appeals for urgent aid to support countries hosting Iraqi refugees

6 July 2007The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today urged States to step up and assist the two countries caring for the biggest proportion of Iraqi refugees – Syria and Jordan – which have still received “next to nothing,” despite the pledges of support made during an international conference on the issue in April. “It is unconscionable that generous host countries be left on their own to deal with such a huge crisis,” UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond told reporters in Geneva. “We strongly urge governments to step forward now to support them in dealing with this situation and renew our call for international solidarity and burden sharing.” Syria and Jordan, with an estimated 2 million Iraqi refugees between them, are “struggling to cope,” Mr. Redmond said. Syria continues to receive about 2,000 Iraqis a day and about 30,000 a month end up staying. At the UNHCR-sponsored Iraq displacement conference held in Geneva, some 450 delegates agreed on the urgent need to stem the outflow of people while assisting those in need, including by providing support to Iraq’s neighbours which are sheltering refugees. “The growing refugee population and the communities that host them are facing enormous hardships that will only get worse if the international community doesn’t put its money where its mouth is,” Mr. Redmond said. As UNHCR emphasized in April, its $60 million programme for Iraqi refugees and displaced – soon to be raised to more than $100 million – is “just a drop in the ocean” compared to the huge needs in the region, he added. While contributions to UNHCR have been “generous,” totaling some $70 million with another $10 million pledged or in the pipeline, Mr. Redmond stressed that the agency “cannot do everything alone.” He urged donors to provide direct bilateral support to these host countries whose schools, hospitals, public services and infrastructure are seriously overstretched because of the presence of millions of Iraqis they have welcomed. “Every week, we’re seeing sick and maimed Iraqis, including many burn and trauma victims, arriving in Syria for medical help,” Mr. Redmond said, pointing out that UNHCR is doing its best with the Syrian health care facilities, but added, “You can imagine the needs.” He also called attention to the plight of the youngest Iraqis, warning that “A whole generation of Iraqi children is in danger of missing out on an education” despite the best efforts of educational officials in host countries. Meanwhile, UNHCR continued its appeal for the urgent medical evacuation of a dozen Palestinian children from Baghdad and from the makeshift Al-Waleed camp on the Iraq side of the Syrian border who suffer from serious and life-threatening medical problems. “If these children are not evacuated soon, some may die or be handicapped for life,” Mr. Redmond stated, adding that while there has been interest in the children from various European countries and from some individuals, “so far we have nothing concrete.” read more

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Economic growth exceeds expectations but trade tensions are rising UN report

The global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is due to expand by more than 3 per cent this year and next, according to the UN World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) — an improved outlook compared with the 3 per cent and 3.1 per cent growth for 2018 and 2019, forecast six months ago.The revision reflects strong growth in developed countries due to accelerating wage increases, broadly favourable investment conditions and the short-term impact of a fiscal stimulus package in the United States.At the same time, widespread increase in global demand has accelerated the overall growth in trade, while many commodity-exporting countries will also benefit from the higher energy and metal prices.Speaking at the launch, Elliott Harris, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist, said the accelerated growth forecast was positive news for the international effort to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which include eradicating extreme poverty and hunger.However, Mr. Harris cautioned that “there is a strong need not to become complacent in response to upward trending headline figures”. He added that the report “underscores that the risks have increased as well”, adding that rising risk “highlights the need to urgently address a number of policy challenges, including threats to the multilateral trading system, high inequality and the renewed rise in carbon emissions”.Trade barriers and retaliatory measures mark a shift away from unambiguous support for the norms of the international trading system, the report notes, which threatens the pace of global growth with potentially large repercussions, especially for developing economies.The report also finds that income inequality remains alarmingly high in numerous countries but there is evidence of noticeable improvements in some developing countries over the last decade.It cites some countries in Latin America and the Caribbean region where specific policy measures related to minimum wage levels, education and government transfer payments have significantly reduced inequality over the last 20 years.The report also finds that global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions increased by 1.4 per cent in 2017 due to faster global economic growth; the relatively low cost of fossil fuels and weaker energy efficiency measures, among other factors.Reforming fossil fuel subsidies and providing tax breaks to boost greener economic growth could accelerate the international effort to meet the greenhouse gas emission targets outlined in the 2015 Paris Agreement. read more

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Halt rushed plans to return Rohingyas to Myanmar pleads UN expert fearing

“Not only did the Rohingya face horrific violence at the hands of security forces in 2016 and 2017 with no accountability, they have been subjected to decades-long systematic discrimination and persecution in Myanmar,” Yanghee Lee, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar said on Tuesday.After a reported military-led crackdown, widespread killings, rape and village torchings, nearly three-quarters of a million Rohingya fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state in August 2017 to settle in crowded refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh.In December 2017 both Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed on a repatriation plan that would begin the process of returning hundreds from the camps in mid-November.I urge the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar to halt these rushed plans for repatriation –  UN ExpertMs. Lee has repeatedly said that any returns before the root causes of the crisis were dealt with was highly premature and unjust. Moreover, she received credible information from refugees in Cox’s Bazar expressing their deep fear their names will be on the repatriation list – causing distress and anguish.“I have not seen any evidence of the Government of Myanmar taking concrete and visible measures to create an environment where the Rohingya can return to their place of origin and live there safely with their fundamental rights guaranteed,” said the Special Rapporteur.Ms. Lee reiterated that the refugees must be given the opportunity to participate in the process, as it was their decision alone to return to Myanmar.“Any returns under current conditions where there is high risk of persecution, may violate obligations under customary international law to uphold the principle of non-refoulement,” she asserted.While the Government of Myanmar has reportedly been developing the Rohingya area, building physical infrastructure to house returnees does not resolve the issues, stressed the Special Rapporteur.“Living safely and in a dignified manner includes a right to citizenship, freedom of movement, and access to services, health, education and livelihoods,” argued Ms. Lee. “I urge the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar to halt these rushed plans for repatriation, to ensure the protection of the Rohingya refugees and to adhere to their international human rights and refugee law obligations to ensure any returns are safe, sustainable, voluntary and dignified,” concluded the Special Rapporteur. read more

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Urban Meyer Gene Smith fire back at critics of OSU football recruiting

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer and OSU’s associate vice president and athletic director Gene Smith fired back Friday at in-conference criticism of the Buckeyes’ recruiting tactics. Meyer put the finishing touches his first OSU recruiting class Wednesday — a class rated No. 4 in the nation by Rivals.com. Several of the recruits that signed to play for Meyer had previously committed to other Big Ten teams, prompting criticism from Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema and Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi. Both Meyer and Smith defended the recruiting practices employed while assembling the Buckeyes’ newest class. During a National Signing Day press conference Wednesday, Bielema said that he thought Meyer’s staff had used illegal tactics to obtain recruits. Narduzzi spoke Monday of an unwritten agreement amongst Big Ten coaches, saying former OSU coach Jim Tressel and MSU coach Mark Dantonio would never call or talk to each other’s commitments. “People coach Dantonio knows well don’t come in and take players away,” Narduzzi said according to the Canton Repository. “When you do, you lose friendships over that.” In a Friday release, Smith condemned the use of the media to voice his concerns related to Big Ten football, though he did not specifically mention Bielema or Narduzzi. “I am disappointed that negative references have been made about our football coaches, and particularly head coach Urban Meyer regarding recruiting,” Smith said in the release. “In our league appropriate protocol, if you have concerns, is to share those concerns with your Athletic Director (AD). Then your AD will make the determination on the appropriate communication from that point forward. The ADs in our league are professionals and communicate with each other extremely well. Urban Meyer and his staff have had a compliance conscience since they have arrived.” The OSU athletic department also released a statement on Meyer’s behalf in which the Buckeyes’ $4 million-dollar-per-year coach said that his staff was in compliance with recruiting rules. “I was pleased to take part in a productive, regularly scheduled meeting of the Big Ten Conference coaches today in Chicago. We had an opportunity to discuss a number of issues with each other and conference staff, including those that have arisen this week,” Meyer said in the release. “It should be noted that my coaching staff is in full compliance with our recruiting efforts, and no one on this staff did anything illegal or unethical. We will continue to comply with NCAA rules and recruit with relentless effort, especially the great state of Ohio.” Big Ten spokesman Scott Chipman declined to comment to The Lantern regarding the Friday coaches meeting. Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald, who chaired the Big Ten coaches meeting, told ESPN.com Friday that the meeting was “nothing but great dialogue.” “We understand what’s acceptable and what’s not acceptable in recruiting,” Fitzgerald told ESPN.com. “We also talked about regardless of what’s been reported, we agreed there’s been no basis for accusing any coaches of illegal or unethical recruiting. There’s been no gentleman’s agreement inhibiting recruitment of verbally committed players, but we’re going to do all of our recruiting based on respect for each other.” Meyer and the Buckeyes will pay visits to both MSU and Wisconsin during the 2012 season, on Sept. 29 in East Lansing, Mich., and Nov. 17 in Madison, Wis., respectively. read more

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Gemcom acquires TeamTech business to expand its InSite Enterprise Solutions offering

first_imgGemcom Software International has acquired the business of Australian-based TeamTech. Included in the acquisition of the TeamTech business are its mine site productivity software applications, intellectual property, trademarks, and a strong client base. Additionally, TeamTech staff have joined Gemcom in product management, services and software development roles. All this adds new capabilities to Gemcom InSitetmTeamTech software and services are complementary to Gemcom InSite, Gemcom’s mine performance management solution. TeamTech product offerings include components for enterprise systems integration, plant performance optimisation, mining activity optmisation, mineral and metal product management, production accounting, and travel and accommodation bookings. Since 1998, their services staff have worked with leading mining companies all over the world, delivering solutions spanning mining and plant operations.“With the mining industry seeking solutions that increase productivity and reduce costs, I am excited about the additional benefits the TeamTech products and services offer,” said Rick Moignard, Gemcom’s President and CEO (interviewed in February International Mining). “TeamTech brings to Gemcom a wealth of experience in deploying enterprise solutions, along with a strong, profitable business, and a global client base that includes some of the industry’s best known players.”“TeamTech has worked closely with our clients over the past 10 years to develop mining software solutions that make an immediate, positive impact on their operations. Like Gemcom, we understand the challenges of managing and driving the productivity of large industrial assets. That’s why we are thrilled with the opportunity to become part of the mining industry’s leader in software and services,” said Simon Stone, founder, President and CEO of TeamTech, who joins Gemcom in the new role of product line manager and product evangelist for Gemcom InSite. For more information about TeamTech products, visit www.gemcomsoftware.com/teamtech.last_img read more

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HSE confirms shortage in BCG vaccines due to supplier problem

first_imgTHE HSE HAS confirmed that there is currently a shortage in BCG vaccinations in Ireland.Dublin Councillor David McGuinness had said today that parents in his constituency had been told that the latest round of vaccinations were going to be the last for “an unspecified period of time” due to shortages.In response to a query from TheJournal.ie, the HSE confirmed that there are Europe-wide shortages “due to problems with the vaccine supplier”.“It is anticipated that the vaccine will be available in mid to late July, and those who require the vaccine will be vaccinated over the summer months,” it said. “The BCG vaccine will continue to be offered to newborns and those at greatest risk.”The HSE previously had difficulties with vaccines in 2007 and 2008 because the only company supplying the European market had regulatory issues.“The fact that this issue has now resurfaced is a major cause for concern,” Councillor McGuinness commented today. He called on the HSE to look at alternative sources for the supplies of the vaccine.Read: Heading long-haul this summer? Get the polio vaccination, says the HSE…>Read: We’re vaccinating more children in Ireland than ever before>last_img read more

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Everyone in Europe will soon have the right to a basic payments

first_imgEU MEMBER STATES will soon have to provide their citizens with access to a basic payments account.A new Directive due to be signed by parliament will see the right enshrined into EU law.The European Commissions has said that this will provide people with “a right to a basic payment account irrespective of their place of residence or financial situation”, and that the transparency of bank fees will also be boosted.“Until now, many consumers were paying excessive fees for their bank account although better alternatives existed. Thanks to the new Directive, consumers will get clearer information about the fees they have to pay,” Commissioner for Consumer Policy Neven Mimica said, noting that people will now be able to compare the costs of different accounts.A simple procedure will be developed to allow customers to easily switch accounts.The basic payment account will allow customers to perform ‘essential operations’ such as the receipt wages or a pension and pay utility bills.Customers will be able to open these accounts ‘irrespective of their financial situation’.As much as 10% of the population of the EU do not have access to a bank account.The Irish Banking Federation (IBF) said that ‘access to a basic bank account as one key step towards reducing levels of financial exclusion’.“Prior to the recently approved Directive, IBF and a number of its member banks were key stakeholders in a government-led pilot project to provide a basic current account product, with a view to reducing levels of financial exclusion in Ireland,” a statement from the organisation read.“While the Pilot indicated a low level of take up of the basic bank account on offer, IBF remains supportive of the financial inclusion agenda.”Read: The banking inquiry will ask leading economists to help figure out what it should investigate >More: Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can’t be ruled out >last_img read more

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Two quick looks at the HTC Thunderbolt Verizon LTE smartphone

first_imgZDnet’s James Kendrick recently went hands-on with the HTC Thunderbolt, Verizon’s LTE-equipped, Android-powered smartphone. You might recall the Thunderbolt from previous coverage because it packs a brilliant 4.3-inch WVGA display and runs a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. We’ve also been told that it will sell for $249 when it goes on sale and that it will shoot still images at 8MP and video at 720p. In other words, this is going to be one of the best phones in 2011.What the video above shows us, mainly, is just how big a 4.3-inch display is. We can also note just how snappy the operation is and what the Thunderbolt looks like next to an EVO 4G running on WiMAX. At the end of the video, the rep notes that the release date is still unknown but it will be landing some time in the first half of 2011.AdChoices广告Want more? Here is another look at the Thunderbolt in action:Read more at HTC via ZDnetlast_img read more

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Tiger Roll powers home to become first horse since Red Rum to

first_img Saturday 6 Apr 2019, 5:31 PM By AFP Subscribe Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 30,360 Views TIGER ROLL PUT his name alongside legend Red Rum on Saturday winning back to back Grand Nationals in stunning style.The 4-1 favourite, superbly ridden by Davy Russell, took up the running at the last fence and although 66-1 outsider Magic of Light came back at him the nine-year-old had enough to spare to emulate Red Rum’s feat in 1973-74.The 39-year-old Russell pumped his arms in delight and got a huge hug from trainer Gordon Elliott.“To win two successive Grand Nationals at my age you could scarcely believe it!” said Russell.As Russell, who at one point in his career was fired by owner Michael O’Leary, waved his arms in celebration Elliott, normally unreadable, was sobbing.Tiger Roll wins the #GrandNational for the 2nd year in a row!What a run!What a horse!#Aintree #GrandNational pic.twitter.com/vvPnPFMlbw— Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) April 6, 2019 https://the42.ie/4580289 32 Comments Davy Russell celebrates with the trophy after winning the Grand National.center_img Davy Russell celebrates with the trophy after winning the Grand National. Image: Mike Egerton Tiger Roll powers home to become first horse since Red Rum to win successive Grand Nationals Davy Russell rode the favourite past Magic of Light and Rathvinden to emulate the National icon. “I don’t get upset very often… but this is unbelievable” said Elliott, who was winning his third Grand National. He is a tiger.”“Last year’s win was for Davy’s mum who had died, this year it is for my uncle who died.”For O’Leary it was not about him making history. “It is not me making history it is Gordon, Davy and the horse,” he said.The Ryanair chief’s brother Eddie who buys his horses, summed Tiger Roll up simply.“He is now a superstar.”- © AFP, 2019Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Image: Mike Egerton Apr 6th 2019, 5:31 PM Short URL Share13 Tweet Email last_img read more

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IAF pilots who bombed JaisheMohammed camp Wing Commander

first_imgNew Delhi: The five IAF pilots who bombed a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) camp in Pakistan were on Wednesday named for Vayu Sena medals and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who shot down a Pakistani F-16 but was taken prisoner, was picked for Vir Chakra on the eve of India’s Independence day. Abhinandan, from the Indian Air Force, brought down the F-16 near the Line of Control (LoC) during a dogfight in February, resulting in his capture and later release by Islamabad. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us Along with Abhinandan, pilots of the five Mirage-2000 fighter jets who bombed the JeM terror launch pad in Balakot in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunhkwa province were named for Vayu Sena medals. The pre-dawn covert operation of February 26 was to avenge a suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on February 14 which killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel and which was claimed by the Pakistan-based JeM. Also Read – Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley Advertise With Us Abhinandan, with his trademark handlebar moustache, acquired cult status in India ever since he was captured by Pakistani forces after his own MiG-21 Bison was shot down by a missile. Abhinandan strayed into Pakistani territory after shooting down the F-16. He was released by Pakistan around 60 hours later at the Wagah border. The Vir Chakra is the third highest wartime military award in India. Advertise With Us President Ram Nath Kovind approved a total of 132 gallantry awards and other decorations to personnel from the armed and paramilitary forces and 8 Tatrakshak medals to Coast Guard personnel. The Kirti Chakra, the third highest military honour awarded during peacetime, will be conferred posthmously on Thursday to soldier Prakash Jadhav who died in a gunfight with terrorists in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir in November 2018.last_img read more

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Angry Birds Arriving in 3D on Windows Phone 7

first_imgMore news about the unstoppable force that is Angry Birds. Rovio, the company behind the obscenely popular mobile game, is working on new iterations of the title, including a 3D game and a version for Windows Phone 7–the latter of which will no doubt be highly in demand after the fruits of the Nokia/Microsoft deal begin appearing.Rovio head Peter Vesterbacka confirmed in an interview that his company is indeed working on a 3D version of the title. “We’ve built a lot of 3D games before, it’s not like it’s a lot of learning in order to recreate the technology with Angry Birds,” he explained. Beyond that, Vesterbacka’s not offering a lot of information. Perhaps we’ll see the title on Nintendo’s upcoming glasses-free 3DS portable or one or more of the increasing number of 3D handsets and tablets, like LG’s Optimus 3D.As for the WP7 version, Vesterbacka said that it’s “in the works.” Again, not much more information beyond that.last_img read more

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Study Questions Mainstay Treatment For Mild As

first_img hsyncoban https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/me/2019/08/20190826_me_study_questions… by NPR News April Dembosky 8.26.19 7:32am Steroid inhalers commonly used to prevent asthma attacks may not work any better than a placebo for many people with mild asthma, according to recent research.Synthetic corticosteroids mimic the steroid hormone cortisol, reducing inflammation in the airways. But the drug targets a type of inflammation that may be found in far fewer patients than previously thought, research in a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine finds. Among patients age 12 and older in the study who had mild, persistent asthma, more than half did just as well, or better, on a placebo as they did on a steroid inhaler.”We’re suggesting that it’s time to reevaluate what the standard recommended form of treatment is for these milder patients,” says Stephen Lazarus, a pulmonologist at the University of California, San Francisco, and the study’s lead author.Since the early 1990s, the international guideline for treating patients with mild, persistent asthma has been to use a low-dose steroid inhaler twice a day. The recommendation was based mainly on studies of people with severe asthma; the thinking was that if people with mild symptoms used the steroid inhaler early on, it would prevent damage to their airways later.But when the medications didn’t seem to reduce asthma attacks, doctors blamed the patients.”For many years, I think we’ve attributed their poor asthma control to the fact that they weren’t taking their medicines,” Lazarus says, “and it may be that many of them were taking their medicines — they just weren’t working.”Lazarus and his team studied around 300 patients who had mild asthma. The vast majority — 73% — did not have Type 2 inflammation, an inflammation characterized by a high level of eosinophilic white blood cells, which are believed to be much more prevalent among asthma patients.Of those patients, 66% did just as well, or better, on a placebo as on the steroid inhaler mometasone in terms of urgent care visits, days when they had trouble breathing or nights when they woke up because they were unable to breathe.Merck, the drug company that makes mometasone, declined to comment on the study.”We may be giving people steroids, subjecting them to potential adverse effects and the increased costs, without a significant clinical benefit,” Lazarus says.While inhaled steroids are generally safe, there is some risk for bone loss, cataracts, glaucoma and thinning of the skin.Bone loss has long been a concern for asthma patient Suzanne Leigh, who works in UCSF’s media department.”I’m a low-BMI white woman with a history of autoimmune disease, which puts me at high risk for osteoporosis,” says Leigh.When she read the study, Leigh says, she was frustrated to learn that the $500 asthma inhaler she uses — one that increases her risk of breaking a hip in a few years — might not even work.”I don’t know where I go from here,” she says. “Do I continue with the medication, or do I stop — and end up in the emergency department?”Lazarus suggests she follow her doctor’s current recommendation. While the study suggests that guidelines on treatments for mild asthma may ultimately shift, a bigger, longer study is needed, Lazarus says, before any major clinical changes are made.”If someone has evidence of episodic, periodic asthma and asthma exacerbations that lead to emergency department visits and they respond when treated with inhaled steroids, then it kind of doesn’t matter what the lab test shows,” he says. “If they have a clinical response that is genuine, that probably is an appropriate treatment regimen.”But in general, he says, there is no magic lab test that can say which asthma patients will respond to inhalers and which ones won’t.”I would say that if you have people who are taking inhaled steroids and they’re not responding, the answer is not necessarily to just continue to escalate the dose,” he says, “but to question whether there’s an alternative.”Copyright 2019 KQED. To see more, visit KQED.center_img Study Questions Mainstay Treatment For Mild Asthma last_img read more

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Going the Coldplay way

first_imgThe urban dictionary defines a Coldplayer as  what the fans of the British Alternative Rock Band Coldplay call themselves. As one of the world’s most popular artists, Coldplay have sold a total of over 55 million copies of their five studio albums over a period of 12 years.Coldplay achieved worldwide fame with the release of the single Yellow in 2000, followed by their debut album released in the same year, Parachutes. The band’s second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002 Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’), was released to critical acclaim and won multiple awards. Their next release, X&Y, the best-selling album worldwide in 2005, was met with mostly positive reviews upon its release, though some critics felt that it was inferior to its predecessor. The band’s fourth studio album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008) released again to largely positive reviews, earning several Grammy nominations and wins at the 51st Grammy Awards. Coldplayer India attempts to bring the music and the vibe of a Coldplay show to venues across India by putting together experienced musicians from top acts in the Capital. Coldplayer India is – Sherry Matthews (vocals),  Aashish Mandhwani (guitar and vocals),  Ritwik De (guitars, vocals and keyboards), Suyash Gabriel (drums) and Sergio Dinarte (bass). Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAashish plays guitar for one of Delhi’s established rock acts Fire Exit. With over 200 shows and an album with Fire Exit, he has played at most major festivals held in India over the last 6 years. Ritwik is the lead guitarist and singer of MindFlew. Suyash currently does sessions for Delhi-based bands including The Doppler Effectand TribU2. Having started off with Western Classical and Broadway at the age of 8, Sherry Mathews went on to perform at various platforms in and around India. He has been part of Artistes Unlimited since it’s initiation and has sung backup vocals for Delhi-based bands Advaita and Them Clones to name a few. He currently is the lead vocalist for Cobbled Street, a Jazz-Funk band and The Doppler Effect, a Progressive Rock band and TribU2, a U2 tribute band. Born in El Salvador,  Sergio Dinarte started to play classical guitar at the age of 12. He is currently in Delhi, playing with acts such as the Ghost Crabs, New Delhi roots, Negra Pradera.last_img read more

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Kolkatans get to feast eyes on sun halo

first_imgKolkata: People in Kolkata and its surroundings got a celestial treat on Wednesday morning at around 10:45 am, as they looked up in the sky towards the sun. A spectacular ring of light was seen surrounding the sun. The ring was a perfect circle with the sun at the centre. This absolutely dazzling ‘halo’ of the sun was observed till noon.People were enthralled and excited by this celestial sight, which was evident as photographs of the phenomenon went viral on social networking sites. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”The 22 degree halo of the sun” as it is called, because the angular distance of the light ring is exactly 22 degrees from the sun at the centre, occurs because of the interaction of sunlight with ice crystals suspended in the air in a particular type of cloud.”The ice crystals responsible for the halos are typically suspended in cirrus or cirrostratus clouds in the upper troposphere, which are typically present at a height of 5-8 km from the earth’s surface,” said Debiprosad Duari, director, research & academic, MP Birla Planetarium. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPAccording to Duari, the particular shape and orientation of the crystals are responsible for the type of halo observed. It is hypothesised that the ice crystals present in the cirrus clouds are typically hexagonal in shape. When the sunlight falls on these crystals, it gets refracted while passing through hexagonal crystals and gets bent by 22 degrees or more. As a result, a bright ring of light forms around the sun at an angle of 22 degrees.The 22 degree halo of the sun can occur whenever there are moisture-laden cirrus clouds in the sky near the sun and it is a local phenomenon.This is not a very rare phenomenon and happens quite regularly at different places, depending upon favourable atmospheric conditions. The duration of the 22 degree halo of the sun depends on the cloud formations and the air currents in the atmosphere.last_img read more

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Heres Your Best Look Yet at the New iPad Pro

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first_img Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Image courtesy of Imago Systems Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Related Content August 12, 2014 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. is highlighting its growing digital radiography (DR) and women’s healthcare portfolio at the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) annual meeting held Aug. 11–13 at the Gaylord National in Washington, D.C.Tomas Kuprys, M.D., from Loyola University Chicago will also provide an accredited presentation entitled “Orthopaedic Tomosynthesis as an Alternative Imaging Technology,” at the AHRA 2014 annual meeting. The presentation will take place Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 7:15-8:15 a.m. sponsored by Fujifilm.”Digital Tomosynthesis is an emerging technology that can provide a cost effective approach to screenings and produce sharp, clear images while reducing radiation dose,” said Kuprys. “This session will enlighten the audience on the utilization of digital tomosynthesis in a variety of clinical applications, including orthopedics and how it could benefit your department.”Attendees will receive 1 AART Category A CE Credit and learn to:Understand how digital tomosynthesis can fit into the radiology department.Recognize the value of alternative imaging in today’s healthcare environment.Appreciate the financial and dose benefit of digital tomosynthesis as an alternative to other modalities in your department.For more information: www.fujimed.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | August 12, 2014 Fujifilm Shows Its Latest Medical Imaging Equipment AHRA 2014 Highlights include new low dose mammography system and wide range of digital radiography products to fit all needs of radiology professionals News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read morelast_img read more

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Constructed using lightweight composite materials

first_imgConstructed using lightweight composite materials, the 68-metre 787-10 is the longest variant of Boeing’s Dreamliner range of aircraft. With exceptional operating efficiency and advanced technology, the newest addition to the Airline’s fleet is designed to offer a more tranquil cabin experience. Customers can look forward to customisable lighting preferences with large electronically dimmable windows, cleaner air, and a quieter and smoother ride.TOP IMAGE: Ribbon Cutting at Boeing South Carolina airlinesBoeing 787-10Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines has beaten out its competitors to be the first airline to take delivery of the new Boeing 787-10 from the manufacturer’s production facility in North Charleston, South Carolina. Boeing’s newest aircraft variant, which is due to enter commercial service next month, is the first of 49 787-10s that SIA has on firm order and was formally delivered at a ceremony on Sunday, 25 March 2018 in North Charleston, attended by SIA CEO Mr Goh Choon Phong.“It is an honour for us to be the world’s first airline to take delivery of this amazing aircraft. The 787-10 is indeed a magnificent piece of engineering and truly a work of art. It will be an important element in our overall growth strategy, enabling us to expand our network and strengthen our operations,” said Mr Goh. “The delivery of the first 787-10 underscores our longstanding commitment to operate a modern fleet, and marks the start of a new chapter in our shared story with Boeing.”SIA’s 787-10s will be used for flights up to eight hours. Osaka and Perth will be the first scheduled destinations to be served by the new aircraft, from May 2018. Prior to the introduction of these services, the aircraft will be operated on selected flights to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur for crew training purposes.The 787-10s will feature SIA’s new regional cabin products, configured with 337 seats in two classes, featuring 36 Business Class and 301 Economy Class seats. The new products will be unveiled at an arrival ceremony in Singapore on 28 March 2018, after the aircraft’s delivery flight from North Charleston via Osaka. The Guest-of-Honour for this event will be Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore’s Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport.last_img read more

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FILE In this Wednesday Jan 18 2017 file photo

first_img FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, British chef Jamie Oliver attends a panel session during the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s British restaurant chain has become insolvent, putting 1,300 jobs at risk. The firm said Tuesday May 21, 2019, that it had gone into administration, a form of bankruptcy protection, and appointed KPMG to oversee the process. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File) Summary Jamie Oliver’s UK restaurant chain collapses into insolvency administration|chain|Chef|insolvency|insolvent|jamie oliver|jobs|restaurant Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s British restaurant chain has filed for bankruptcy protectionAn increase in competition and escalating rents are being blamed ‘I’m devastated that our much-loved UK restaurants have gone into administration,’ Oliver said on Twitter center_img LONDON — Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s British restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, partly due to increased competition and escalating rents in local commercial districts.The insolvency put 1,300 jobs at risk and reignited worries about local retail and food outlets in Britain, which are struggling to attract customers much like downtowns in the United States.“I’m devastated that our much-loved UK restaurants have gone into administration,” Oliver wrote on Twitter. “I am deeply saddened by this outcome and would like to thank all of the staff and our suppliers who have put their hearts and souls into this business over the years.” by DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press Posted May 21, 2019 5:50 am PDT Last Updated May 21, 2019 at 6:58 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email KPMG will oversee the process that affects some 25 restaurants, including the Jamie’s Italian chain, the more upmarket Fifteen, and steak house Barbecoa. Overseas branches of Jamie’s Italian are not affected, nor is Fifteen Cornwall, which operates as a franchise.Oliver said Jamie’s Italian was launched in 2008 “with the intention of positively disrupting mid-market dining” with higher quality ingredients, animal welfare standards, better service and good value.But the launch came just as local businesses throughout the U.K. were squeezed by the onset of the 2008 financial crisis. Rising food prices, increasing rents and competition took a toll.The company had been in trouble for at least two years, despite Oliver’s global fame on the back of his cookbooks and television shows. Last year, it shuttered 12 of its 37 sites in Britain, while five branches of the Australian arm of Jamie’s Italian were sold off and another put into administration.He has personally pumped 13 million pounds into his Italian chain, but it was not enough.“I appreciate how difficult this is for everyone affected,” he said.last_img read more

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