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FAA Increase in sick leave causing flight delays

first_imgNEW YORK — The Federal Aviation Administration is reporting delays in air travel because of a “slight increase in sick leave” at two East Coast air traffic control facilities.FAA spokesman Gregory Martin said Friday that it had augmented staffing, rerouted traffic and increased spacing between planes as needed.The staffing problems were at air traffic centres in Jacksonville, Florida and a Washington D.C. centre that controls high-altitude air traffic over seven states.Martin says safety is being maintained during a period of “minimal impacts” on travel.LaGuardia Airport in New York and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey were both experiencing delays in takeoffs.The Associated Presslast_img read more


October 17, 2019 0

March for missing and murdered women in Yukon

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn the Yukon there are 38 known cases of murdered or missing women.A group from three communities braved a cold afternoon to walk in support with women across the nation in downtown Whitehorse.last_img


October 14, 2019 0

London FT100 closed on Monday at 735389 up 4393 points

The London Stock Exchange index closed on Monday at 7,353.89, up 43.93 points.


October 8, 2019 0

UNbacked treaty set to mark 10 years of dramatic change in tobacco

The WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) entered into force on February 27, 2005, enacting a set of universal standards stating the dangers of tobacco and limiting its use in all forms worldwide. The treaty is the first international treaty negotiated under the WHO’s auspices, and has become one of the fastest endorsed by the United Nations to date, with 180 Parties, covering 90 per cent of the world’s population.“The WHO Framework Convention stands out as the single most powerful preventive instrument available to public health,” says WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan. “We know it works.” “It averts addiction to a deadly product,” Dr. Chan went on to say. “It saves lives. Implementation of its provisions brings both an immediate and longer-term reduction in diseases and premature deaths. Increasingly fierce opposition from the tobacco industry is further evidence of how well this treaty works.During the past decade, the treaty has enabled countries worldwide to make many significant achievements in tobacco control, including the following: 80 per cent of countries have boosted tobacco control legislation since becoming Parties; The cost of a packet of cigarettes has, on average, increased by 150 per cent among Parties; There has been an increase in use of graphic health warnings – such warnings cover 75–85 per cent of cigarette packages in many countries and plain packaging initiatives are increasing; Many countries have banned smoking in indoor and outdoor public spaces, which has helped to ensure that smoking is no longer seen as socially acceptable; Some Parties have set the explicit goal of becoming “tobacco free” (with less than 5 per cent prevalence of tobacco use), including Finland, Ireland and New Zealand, and the Pacific Island countries.“However, the fight against tobacco is far from over,” said a press release announcing the anniversary issued today.Tobacco companies are still spending billions on advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products, according to WHO. In addition they are also challenging the treaty’s implementation as well as tobacco control laws at national and international courts, and through trade and investment agreements.Dr. Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, Head of the Convention Secretariat, has said: “We still expect 8 million people to be dying each year by 2030 – because they have smoked tobacco or have been exposed to second hand smoke.”“The use of alternative products such as water pipes, smokeless tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery systems are gaining in popularity and will need to be addressed through tobacco control measures,” she said. “The illicit tobacco market still counts for 1 in every 10 cigarettes consumed globally.”According to WHO, the illicit tobacco trade is driven by numerous players, ranging from criminal networks to the tobacco industry.“To counter the tobacco lobby’s influence, we must stand together against this insidious industry,” Dr. da Costa e Silva was quoted as saying. “We must fight to save the 6 million lives lost each year to tobacco. On this 10th anniversary of the WHO FCTC, we must recommit to further reducing tobacco use because a tobacco-free world is in our reach.” read more


October 2, 2019 0

Beside The Points For Monday May 21 2018

Oh, and don’t forgetomg only $17?! We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe See more NBA predictions Leicester City is bigger right?neil:It’s a great Q which was less likely going into the seasonI think Leicester still more unlikelyEPL more ruled by money, less by randomness than NHLBut this was the general consensus going into the year:Wow The Golden Knights Are Going To Be BadPredictions NBA All newsletters It’s my last day at FiveThirtyEight! I’m next starting a daily newsletter, Numlock News. If you’ve been a fan of Beside The Points, please subscribe!Things That Caught My EyeKnights in FiveThe Vegas Golden Knights became just the second-ever expansion team in the post-1960 histories of the NHL, NBA, NFL or MLB to reach the championship in their very first season of existence. The Knights dispatched the Winnipeg Jets after winning four games of their series to the Jets’ one. The 1967-68 St. Louis Blues are the only previous team to pull it off, albeit in a league with 12 teams. [ESPN]Warm WNBA welcomeThe Connecticut Sun beat the brand-new Las Vegas Aces 101-65 on Sunday by the largest ever margin of victory for a WNBA opening day game. Vegas rookie A’ja Wilson, the top pick in the 2018 draft, showed promise with 14 points and 10 rebounds in her debut. [ESPN]We’re getting worse at gambling somehowWith sports gambling poised to make a nation-wide splash following a nod from the Supreme Court, it’s worth asking if we are actually even good at it to begin with. In 1992, casinos kept just 2.81 percent of the wagers they handled on sports. Over the next 15 years, casinos got better at wooing easier marks in, and their haul peaked at 7.89 percent in 2006. In 2017 the house took 5.11 percent of all sports wagers. [FiveThirtyEight]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?U.S.A. is #1 at #3The United States defeated Canada 4-1 to take the bronze medal at the world ice hockey championship. Sweden took gold and Switzerland took silver. This is the third time the U.S. has won the bronze medal in the past six years. [ESPN]Who can’t touch the new ball?This year there are 22 hitters in major league baseball who have seen 30 pitches that were 96 miles per hour or higher and who have failed to generate a single hit off the speedy balls. Several of those players are north of 30 years old, meaning that the necessity to make major adjustments to the new, faster pitching game may be trouble for more experienced players. [ESPN]Ledecky the G.O.A.T.Katie Ledecky set a new record in the 1500m at the IU Natatorium with 15:20.48. She beat the previous record-holder, who is also Katie Ledecky, by a full 5 seconds. At this point the top eight fastest 1500m times are all held by Katie Ledecky. [USA Swimming]Big Number(s)31 horsesCongratulations to Justify, who became the 31st horse to win both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes since 1931. Justify was scheduled to arrive at Churchill Downs on Sunday. If this horse wants to be the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown — gonna level with you I do not think the horse wants that, it’s a horse, and I doubt horses fully understand the enormous apparatus around professional racing to the level that it’s compelled to aspire — but if Justify does seek to become the 13th crown winner, holding off rival Good Magic by only 2 ½ lengths definitely means the Belmont Stakes in three weeks is any horses’ game. [ESPN]Leaks from Slack: micah: read more


September 28, 2019 0

National Portrait Gallery launches appeal to fix crucial omission of missing Duke

first_imgArthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1829 It was loaned by the collection to the temporary exhibition Wellington: Triumphs, Politics And Passions, held last year to mark the bicentenary year of the Battle of Waterloo.The gallery said that, while it does have portraits of the Duke in its primary collection, none of them “do justice … in either historical or art historical terms”, and that they do not depict Wellington at the peak of his participation in public and political life.Dr Lucy Peltz, senior curator at the gallery, said: “This is a compelling portrait of one of the most famous figures in early 19th century Britain.”Lawrence was a superlative portrait painter with the flair and talent to capture surface glamour and deeper currents. This unfinished portrait is shot with psychological insight.” Nicholas Cullinan and Lucy Peltz launch the appealCredit:David Rose Nicholas Cullinan and Lucy Peltz launch the appeal Dr Nicholas Cullinan, director of the National Portrait Gallery, said: “We have been searching for a portrait that can do justice to this iconic British hero since 1856.”The lack of a suitable depiction of the Duke of Wellington has long been identified as the biggest gap in our collection.“If we can raise the funds, this remarkable painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence will be on permanent display and free for over two million visitors to enjoy each year.”Commissioned by Lady Jersey, Wellington’s rumoured lover, the portrait was painted by Sir Thomas Lawrence 1829, but it remained unfinished when the British artist died in 1830.Lawrence, described as the “Duke’s definitive image-maker”, created eight portraits of Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington. The gallery said the painting, commissioned when Wellington was prime minister, is one of only two “world-class” portraits of the Duke, who defeated the French under Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo, ever likely to come up for sale.It last had the opportunity to buy a portrait in 2006, but could only raise £700,000, with the painting eventually selling for £1.8m.With other likenesses already in private collections and other galleries, this is considered the final realistic opportunity for the NPG to secure a painting of the Duke.The painting sold at Sotheby’s in 2013 for £962,500. The current owner is not being named by the gallery, but the painting is part of the Timothy Clode Collection.  Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1829Credit:National Portrait Gallery The painting in situ The National Portrait Gallery has launched a public appeal to correct the greatest omission in its history, seeking £300,000 to finally add a portrait of the Duke of Wellington to its collection.The gallery is seeking to acquire a famous unfinished portrait of the Iron Duke, after it was offered to the gallery from a private collection for £1.3 million.The gallery already has £650,000 of its own funds and a £350,000 donation from the Art Fund, leaving £300,000 to be raised through a public fundraising appeal by the end of March 2017.The NPG said it has no other significant portrait of the military hero in its collection, which it described as the “crucial omission of one of the most iconic and popular figures in British history”. The painting in situCredit:David Rose 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.last_img read more


September 25, 2019 0

7 things you may already be regretting this morning

first_imgIT’S BEEN A wet start to the day for many parts of the country.  In fact, if you’re somewhere dry this morning, you are a lucky duck (which is ironic really, because ducks would love this rain, amirite?).If you are not, here are seven regrets you may already be experiencing this morning.Lending your friend your umbrella the last time they called over.Look at her, she’s delighted with herself, and what are you?  Drenched.www.shutterstock.comNot calling in sick/having the sense to book today off.www.shutterstock.comWearing those shoes you like that are really on their last legs.You may need to let them go buddy.Flickr/xlordashx/Creative CommonsWearing holey odd socks which now everyone can see because you had to take those soaking shoes off.Flickr/whatleydude/Creative CommonsLeaving the dog out the back garden.Poor thing.Flickr/Counse/Creative CommonsOrganising today off but arranging to meet a friend early to ‘make the most of the day’.Bleugh.www.shutterstock.comLooking at your rain jacket and thinking, ‘ah sure it’ll be grand’.It wasn’t grand.www.shutterstock.comThe good news is that the forecast says the rain will clear, and today will become drier and brighter.  Fingers crossed.The Dredge: What does Justin Bieber listen to in hospital?>Meet the band who made the best album in Ireland last year>last_img read more


September 22, 2019 0

2009 Our community at a glance

first_imgWhen one looks back at the events that transpired during the last twelve months, arguably the most significant story that stands out is the disaster of Black Saturday on February 7. Another influential Greek Australian who dominated the media’s attention during 2009 was George Calombaris. Ηe underwent a significant transformation; from a critically acclaimed chef to super TV celebrity.The most catastrophic fires that Australia has ever experienced claimed the lives of 173 people including Greek Australian Dimitrios Tsimiklis and his wife Tanja. The areas of Kinglake and Marysville were the hardest hit and Neos Kosmos English Edition (NKEE) reported from the epicentre of the devastation on February 15: “I repeatedly found myself lost for words as I jotted notes whilst travelling on the main road connecting the city of Whittlesea to the towns of West Kinglake and Kinglake. “It is a distance of a few kilometres climbing the mountain through what once was glorious and green Australian bush. This vast natural expanse has been turned into ashes that were still smouldering as we were approaching the Kinglake community. “This depressing view became even more acute as one’s sense of smell was over-powered by the charred remains. It is a view that resembles the visual effects of a Hollywood disaster movie. “Terminator II came to mind when the police officer escorting our group showed us a piece of metal from a car chassis that had molten from the heat of the blaze. It was a stark reminder of the extreme temperatures generated by this inferno. “Along with the burnt remains of cars strewn on the road we struggled to imagine the unspeakable horror felt by people who were trying to flee the inferno. One can not fathom the level of this fire storm as the scenes and the accounts of survival and destruction alike unfold before us.”Only a week later after this report a story broke out that NKEE had been following for seven months. The release and subsequent arrival in Melbourne of Harry Nicolaides was not only a joyous moment for his family but for NKEE as Harry had worked for the newspaper in the past: “Former Neos Kosmos English Edition (NKEE) staffer, Harry Nicolaides arrived in Melbourne on Saturday after almost seven months in a Thai prison and fell into the arms of his father Socrates and brother Forde.“Harry’s first priority is to try to come to terms with what occurred to him and the shock of his mother’s stroke. “I cannot stop crying” he said to NKEE. “Asked if he can describe what he is feeling Harry said, “I am bewildered, I am dazed and I have lost touch with my feelings and my ability to relate to my environment.””At the end of March the relaunching of the Antipodes Festival after a two year absence took over our front page.On March 23 we reported on the two day event of Glendi that was heralded as a big success with the appearance of Greek singer Glykeria being the highlight of the Festival. 2009 was also the year of Christos Tsiolkas when it came to national and international literary awards. On April 14 Greek Australian writer Christos Tsiolkas was awarded the 2009 Australian Book Industry Award (ABIA). This followed the prestigious international, Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for his book The Slap that won the category Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2009.Another influential Greek Australian who dominated media’s attention during 2009 was George Calombaris. He underwent a significant transformation; from a critically acclaimed chef to super TV celebrity. Masterchef on Channel 10 was an immediate hit which saw Calombaris become a familiar face on television as more than 2 million viewers watched the program on a regular basis.The Greek community can also be proud of the first ever resolution passed in Australia recognising the Pontian Genocide.“The South Australian Parliament recognised unanimously on Thursday the Genocide of Armenians, Pontian Greeks, Syrian Orthodox, Assyrian and other Christian minorities. It is the first such recognition by any State or Federal Parliament in Australia. The resolution was proposed by South Australia’s Attorney-General, Minister for Justice, Multicultural Affairs and Veterans’ Affairs, Michael Atkinson,” NKEE reported on May 4. The Theophanous saga captivated the attention of Greek Australian and mainstream public opinion alike. On July 24 Magistrate Peter Reardon handed down his decision after a committal hearing that lasted two weeks. The magistrate ruled that Theo Theophanous would not stand trial on the charge of raping a woman in his Parliament office on a September night in 1998. The Magistrate Peter Reardon was not convinced about the validity of the testimony of the alleged victim. Three days later the veteran Victorian MP announced that he would retire from politics after 20 years in public life.The PanHellenic Games that took place on November 27-29 in Melbourne were another big story for the Greek Australian community. After Sydney and Adelaide it was Melbourne’s turn to host the biggest games ever that attracted more than 600 young Greek Australian athletes from across the country and New Zealand. The event was marred by serious organisational mishaps and deficiencies, however, the idea behind it was regarded as a huge success. The political infighting of factions in the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne Victoria was a story that featured regularly in the newspaper throughout 2009.The beginning was marked early in 2009 (February) by the GOCMV Treasurer’s (Con Dikeos) decision to break away from the ruling faction led by President Bill Papastergiadis. Followed by constant dissent between opposing factions the Annual General Meeting of GOCMV was held at the end of November only to create more dispute that has seen the elections deferred from the scheduled date of December 13 to January 17. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more


September 21, 2019 0

Hague court ready to rule – FYROM dispute

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram UN’s International Court of Justice is going to make its ruling on the Greece – FYROM name dispute on December 5, 2011, the Court has announced last week. “On Monday 5 December 2011, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will deliver its Judgment in the case concerning Application of the Interim Accord of 13 September 1995 (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia v. Greece). A public sitting will take place at the Peace Palace in The Hague, during which the President of the Court, Judge Hisashi Owada, will read the Court’s Judgment,” the ICJ said in a communique last Thursday. Greece has already exercised a de facto veto on FYROM’s NATO accession at the Bucharest Summit in April 2008. FYROM continues to have no date for starting the EU talks as the Council of the European Union has repeatedly put off granting the country a date, largely because of its name dispute with Greece. Meanwhile the Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Nikola Gruevski, has appealed to Greece’s new unity government to back the launch of European Union accession talks for FYROM despite an unresolved bilateral row over the Balkan country’s official name. In a letter to interim Premier Lucas Papademos, Gruevski called on the former technocrat “to use this unique opportunity” to allow Skopje to begin talks with Brussels, apparently referring to a forthcoming EU summit on December 9. The move would contribute to “the European integration of the broader region” and would also help solve the name dispute, Gruevski said.last_img read more


September 21, 2019 0

Economies de papier encore des progrès à faire du côté des entreprises

first_imgEconomies de papier : encore des progrès à faire du côté des entreprisesFrance – C’est hier, 31 août, qu’ont été publiés les résultats de l’étude PAP50, une évaluation de la politique papier de cinquante grandes entreprises françaises. A quelques exceptions près, la majorité d’entre elles a encore beaucoup de progrès à faire en la matière. Les entreprises ayant répondu ont obtenu en moyenne la note de 43 sur 100. Même si certaines ont mis en place des actions responsables, celles-ci doivent encore être généralisées afin de minimiser l’impact négatif de ce secteur sur l’environnement. L’usage non responsable du papier a un réel impact négatif sur la planète. Selon la FAO, environ 40% des bois commercialisés dans le monde sont destinés à l’industrie papetière. Ainsi, sans garanties, le papier peut entraîner pression sur les forêts, émission de pollutions chimique et atmosphérique ou générer de grandes quantités de déchets non valorisés s’il n’est pas recyclé. Pourtant, aujourd’hui en France, on consomme toujours près de trois fois plus de papier que la moyenne mondiale et seuls 20% des papiers issus des bureaux sont recyclés. Enfin, 78% des papiers graphiques consommés en France sont issus de l’importation, d’où la nécessité de s’assurer des garanties environnementales de son papier.L’État, au travers du Grenelle, s’est donné pour objectifs de réduire de façon significative la consommation de papier de ses administrations d’ici à 2012, de généraliser le recyclage et, à l’échéance, d’utiliser exclusivement du papier recyclé ou issu de forêts gérées de manière durable. Le WWF France et la coordination PAP50 ont décidé de savoir ce qu’il en était du secteur privé et ont lancé l’évaluation de la politique papier de cinquante grandes entreprises françaises. À lire aussiDémuni face au rapport sur le climat ? Voici ce que vous pouvez faire dès maintenant pour l’environnementLes entreprises du CAC40, la majorité des grands distributeurs français et des entreprises partenaires du WWF travaillant sur la question du papier ont ainsi tous reçu les soixante-dix-neuf questions du questionnaire PAP50 envoyé en mars. Ont ainsi été évaluées : les actions mises en place pour réduire la surconsommation, l’évolution de la consommation de papier, la proportion de papier utilisée présentant des garanties environnementales ainsi que les actions mises en place pour maximiser le recyclage et le taux de recyclage du papier dans l’entreprise.  Si l’on additionne les meilleures pratiques des trente-deux entreprises ayant répondu, on obtient la note de 94/100. Ce score prouve qu’une politique papier responsable est possible et ce, quel que soit le secteur d’activité. Cependant, malgré les importants moyens dont disposent ces grands groupes français, la moyenne des notes des participants n’est que de 43 sur 100 et uniquement de 28 sur 100 quand on inclut les entreprises n’ayant pas répondu. Le comité PAP50 a envoyé à chaque participant des recommandations afin d’offrir des pistes d’améliorations pour la gestion du papier.Première enquête de ce genre menée en France, le PAP50 sera reconduit dans le futur afin de mesurer les progrès réalisés par les entreprises concernées. Le périmètre sera élargi aux collectivités pour vérifier si les objectifs du Grenelle sont atteints pour 2012.Le 1 septembre 2010 à 15:31 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


September 20, 2019 0

2020 Subaru Outback rugged as ever ready for New York Auto Show

first_imgEnlarge ImageA little more to the left, please. Subaru When Subaru introduced the new 2020 Legacy at the Chicago Auto Show, it was only a matter of time before its fraternal lift-kit twin, the Outback, would receive the same treatment. Now we know it’s happening at the 2019 New York Auto Show, and thanks to a couple new teasers, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect.Subaru put out a teaser for the 2020 Outback ahead of its formal debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show next week. The teaser shows off the lower bits of the new Outback, namely a chunk of the front end and a good bit of the dark cladding that underpins the Outback’s design. There’s a big ol’ cargo rack up top, but that’ll likely be offered as some sort of after-the-fact add-on.While Subaru didn’t offer up any details about the new Outback, we can glean a fair bit of information from the Legacy’s release. The Legacy kicked the 3.6-liter flat-six engine to the curb in favor of a 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-four that puts out 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. The continuously variable transmission of yore sticks around, and all-wheel-drive remains standard because it wouldn’t be a new Subaru without it (except for the joint-venture BRZ, natch).outback-teaser-2Enlarge ImageOh yes, the Outback will have a very large screen, too, fear not. Subaru Expect the Legacy’s looks to transfer over, too. It’s largely the same as before, but the front end and roof have been smoothed over, retaining its inoffensive aesthetic. On the tech front, based on the second teaser Subaru put out, the Legacy’s 11.6-inch Starlink portrait infotainment screen makes an appearance. Subaru’s EyeSight safety suite is standard on the Legacy, so I see no reason why it won’t be on the Outback, too.The guesswork will come to an end when Subaru unveils the 2020 Outback on April 17 at 11:15 a.m. ET from its stage at the New York Auto Show. Keep your eyes peeled to Roadshow, since we’ll be on the ground in the Big Apple to get a closer look at the Outback and other debuts.Originally published April 10. Update, April 11: Added new interior teaser. 2020 Subaru Outback first drive: Tech and trail mix 2019 Subaru Ascent review 1 Comment Share your voice May 29 • 2020 Ford Escape: Everything there is to know reading • 2020 Subaru Outback, rugged as ever, ready for New York Auto Show debut Preview • 2018 Subaru Legacy: AWD family stalwart heads to Chicago with new cabin tech Apr 19 • Volkswagen’s US CEO says around $25,000 would be a smart price for a small pickup Subaru Apr 19 • Check out the gory details in Honda’s IIHS crash-tested HR-V 2020 Subaru Legacy: A new platform and turbo perk up Subaru’s midsize sedan Review • 2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport: A competent and feature-rich midsize sedan • See All Apr 19 • Acura MDX PMC Edition is a hand-assembled SUV in brilliant red paint More about 2018 Subaru Legacy 2020 Subaru Legacy first drive: It’s what’s inside that counts Tags More From Roadshow New York Auto Show 2019 Subaru New York Auto Show 2019 43 Photos Crossovers Future Carslast_img read more


September 10, 2019 0

Young promotes Chouest ship to fill icebreaker gap

first_imgU.S Rep. Don Young (2016 file photo by Jennifer Canfield/KTOO)Not only is the Coast Guard down to two working icebreakers, the sole heavy icebreaker still on the job is due to retire before a replacement can hit the water. That “icebreaker gap” was the subject of a hearing in the U.S. House today. The hearing turned testy when Congressman Don Young pressed the Coast Guard to consider leasing an icebreaker from the private sector, from a company whose owners happen to be big contributors to Young’s campaign.Listen nowEverybody on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, at least the few who attended the hearing, seemed to agree that the nation needs icebreakers. A Senate bill already includes $1 billion for one icebreaker. But building it would take a decade. The country would likely have no heavy icebreaker for three to six years, hampering potential ship traffic in the Far North.Alaska Congressman Don Young confronted the Coast Guard witness with a suggestion, and the hearing took a very specific turn.The Aiviq, left, tows Shell’s Kulluk rig. 2013 file photo courtesy of Shell Alaska.“I’ll get the elephant out in the room, in a sense,” he said. “During the Shell activity, there were anchor-layer, ice-capable ships.”As he and others continued to describe it, it became clear they were talking about one ship: the Aiviq. That’s a huge, heavy tug, owned by the shipbuilding firm Edison Chouest and built specifically for Shell’s Arctic work. Young wanted to know why the Coast Guard couldn’t hire that ship to break ice.“Would you be interested in that, admiral, if that was to take place?” Young asked. “I know you’ve got the proposal on your desk, by the way. It’s already been laid on your desk and it’s an automatic no. Why?”Coast Guard Vice-Commandant Charles Michel says his boss checked out that ship, in person, but the admiral says the vessel is not suitable. He offered to explain, but Young cut him off.“Wait a minute. Stop!” Young told him “You think so, but if the shipbuilder said ‘I can take and meet your requirements,’ with the bow it has now, tungsten steel and the power to do it …”The admiral wasn’t budging. He says all Coast Guard icebreakers have to operate as military ships, able to enforce the law and assert national sovereignty.“Sir, our current opinion is that ship is not suitable for military service, without substantial refit,” the admiral said.“That’s what I call, Mr. Chairman, a bullsh– answer.” Young said. “Military service. I’m talking about moving ice.”The chairman of the subcommittee, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., took up Young’s line of questioning, challenging the admiral to explain why it couldn’t use a private icebreaker.Young never named the ship, and in the hallway after the hearing, he wouldn’t provide the name of the ship he said was available, preferring to stick to generalities.“I don’t know,” Young said. “But there are ships available and all I’m saying is let’s use them.”Young’s spokesman later confirmed that the specific ice-capable ship Young was describing was the Aiviq. The 360-foot tug is worth about $200 million, according to trade publications. It presumably has some spare time, since Shell canceled its Arctic project. Aiviq’s owner, Edison Chouest, is a privately held, family-run company that is a major source of campaign contributions to Young. The Chouest family and employees have contributed more than $250,000 to Young over the past decade, and Steve Lindbeck, a Democrat running for Young’s seat, has already made an issue of it. (Rep. Hunter, who chaired today’s subcommittee meeting, is also a favorite of the Chouest family, according to OpenSecrets.org.)Young’s spokesman, Matt Shuckerow, says Young was just using the Aiviq as an example, a possible solution to the icebreaker gap.“The Coast Guard says there’s only one available option and that’s building a new ship,” Shuckerow said. “It’s Congress’ responsibility to look at all options. As the Congressman has said time and again he believes we should look at everything on the table.”Shuckerow says Young would be happy to talk to other U.S. shipbuilders.(A spokesperson for Edison Chouest did not respond to phone messages by our deadline.)By the way, If the name Aiviq rings a bell, this was the tug pulling the ill-fated Shell rig that went aground near Kodiak in 2012.last_img read more


September 9, 2019 0

21 Aug grenade attacks Time to approve death sentences

first_imgA while after the grenade attack. Ivy Rahman, sitting on the ground, was still alive then. File photoTwo cases in connection with the 21 August grenade attacks, which killed 24 people in 2004, are now in the second stage after the delivery of the verdict by the trial court, according to court officials.As part of preparation for hearing in the High Court, the process has started for making paper book (details of the cases).The trial court gave death sentence to 19 people, including former state minister for home affairs Lutfozzaman Babar and deputy education minister Abdus Salam Pintu, for the grenade attacks on an Awami League (AL) rally in the capital on that day.Speaking to Prothom Alo on Monday, attorney general Mahbubey Alam said, “We would take necessary steps when paper book will be prepared for death reference (approval for death sentence).On 10 October 2018, the speedy trial court-1 in Dhaka delivered the verdict in two cases, the murder case and the explosive case, over the grenade attacks.Besides death sentence, the court awarded 19 people, including Tarique Rahman, life in jail while 11 others were jailed for different terms.The convicts, who are in jail, have already appealed through the jail authorities in two cases. On 13 January 2019, the High Court received a total of 44 appeals for hearing. The convicts also filed 35 more regular appeals.As many as 20 appeals have been filed in the murder case and fifteen appeals filed in the explosive case. The state, however, did not file any appeal against the verdict of the trial court.The convicts, who filed appeals and regular appeals, are Lutfozzaman Babar, Abdus Salam Pintu, director general at Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) retired major general Rezzaqul Haidar Chowdhury, director general at National Security Intelligence (NSI) retired brigadier general Abdur Rahim.According to lawyers, two former inspectors general of police (IGP) Shahidul Haque and Ashraful Huda got interim bail from the High Court on 21 January 2019 by filing appeals against two years in jail in the murder case filed over the grenade attacks.Former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police, Khan Saeed Hasan and former Deputy Commissioner (DC-East) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), Obaidur Rahman Khan, who were jailed for four years each in the murder case, surrendered to the trial court in the current year. Later they filed petitions with the HC seeking cancellation of their punishment. Their lawyer Arshadur Rouf on Sunday said the HC stayed their fines by issuing rules.It requires approval of the HC to execute death sentence of the convicts. The HC approval for death is known as death reference case. As per rule, verdicts and records are sent to the HC for death reference. The convicts can file appeals and jail appeals against the verdicts. Hearings on the death reference and convicts’ appeals and jail appeals are held simultaneously.According to the related section of the Supreme Court, the hearing on the death reference case of 2014 is at the final stage. The preparing of paper book of death reference of 2015 is at the last stage.The records including verdicts of two cases over grenade attacks were sent to the related section of the High Court on 27 November 2018.According to the registrar’s office of the Supreme Court, the HC has already accepted some appeals for hearing. Rest appeals will be sent to the related bench of the HC for hearing whether those will be accepted or not. The records will be sent to the death reference section after the acceptance of the appeals for hearing. Then the activities of paper book will start. It requires two to three months for making paper books. The records including verdict of the trial court are now being examined.Speaking to Prothom Alo on Monday, spokesperson of the Supreme Court Saifur Rahman said the process of making paper book of 21 August grenade attack cases has started. After the scrutiny, the paper book will be sent to the printing house.The grenade attacks were carried out on the Awami League (AL) rally at Bangabandhu Avenue on 21 August 2004 when the BNP-Jamaat alliance government was in power. The then opposition leader and now prime minister Sheikh Hasina was also injured. A total of 24 leaders and activists including Ivy Rahman, wife of former president Zillur Rahma, were killed. Several hundred leaders and activists were also injured in the incident.Death sentence of 3 people executedThe barbarous incident is now widely known as 21 August grenade attack case. A total of 52 people were made accused in this case.Three of the accused — top Huji leader Mufty Abdul Hannan, Sharif Shahedul Bipul and then Jamaat-e-Islami secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed — were executed after trial in other cases. The court delivered verdict against rest 49 accused.Two cases were filed with Matijheel police station in connection with 21 August 2004 grenade attack. The then BNP-Jamaat alliance government tried to divert the investigation of the cases to different directions. In 2007, the caretaker government started a fresh investigation and new information was unearthed.In 2008, CID submitted the charge sheet against 22 people, including deputy minister Abdus Salam Pintu and Mufty Hannan.According to the charge sheet, the militants wanted to create a vacuum in the AL by killing Sheikh Hasina. The trial started during the caretaker government. When the AL came to power in 2009, CID took permission of the court and started further investigation and submitted supplementary charge sheet on 3 July 2011.Thirty more people, including Tarique Rahman, Lutfozzaman Babar, Haris Chowdhury and Mojaheed, were made accused.A total of 52 people were made accused in the murder case and 41 made accused in the explosive case.The court sentenced 19 people to death and fined Tk 100,000 each. They are: Lutfozzaman Babar, Abdus Salam Pintu, Maulana Md Tajuddin, Hanif Paribahan owner Md Hanif, former DGFI director general and also retired major general Rezzaqul Haider Chowdhury, former NSI director general and also retired brigadier general Abdur Rahim, Maulana Sheikh Abdus Salam, Md Abdul Mazed Bhat alias Md Yousuf Bhat, Abdul Malek alias Golam Mohammad alias GM, Maulana Shawkat Hossain alias Sheikh Farid, Mahibullah alias Mafijur Rahman alias Ovi, Maulana Abu Sayeed alias Jafar, Abul Kalam Azad alias Bulbul, Md Jahangir Alam, Hafiz Maulana Abu Taher, Hossain Ahmed Tamim, Main Uddin Sheikh alias Mufti Main alias Khajwa alias Abu Jandal alias Masum Billha, Md Rafiqul Iqbal Islam alias Sabuj alias Khalid Saifullah alias Shamim alias Rashed, and Md Ujjal alias Ratan.The trial court sentenced a total of 19 people to life and fined Tk 50,000 each. The convicts are BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman, BNP leader Haris Chowdhury, Kazi Shah Mofazzal Hossain Kaikobad, Ariful Islam Arif, Shahdat Ullah Jewel, Mufty Abdur Rouf, Maulana Abdul Hannan alias Sabbir, Arif Hasan alias Sumon alias Abdur Razzak, Hafez Maulana Yahia, Maulana Abu Bakor Siddique alias Hafez Selim Howlader, Mursalin, Muttakin, Jahangir Badar, Md Iqbal, Ratul Ahmed, Mufty Shafiqur Rahman, Mufty Abul Hai, Maulana Liton and Md Khalil.Eleven people were sentenced to different jail terms. They are major general ATM Amin, retired lieutenant colonel Saiful Islam Joardar, retired lieutenant commander Saiful Islam Duke, former IGP Ashraful Huda, former IGP Shohidul Haque, former DIG Khan Saeed Hasan, DMP former DC (east) Obaidur Rahman Khan, former IGP Khoda Box Chowdhury, former ASP Abdur Rashid, former police super Ruhul Amin and former ASP Munshi Atiqur Rahman.Whereabouts of the major convictsOf 49 convicts, 31 including Lutfozzaman Babar, Abdus Salam Pintu, retired major general Rezzaqul Haidar Chowdhury, retired brigadier general Abdur Rahim and retired lieutenant commander Saiful Islam Duke are now in jail. Rest 19 convicts, including Tarique Rahman and Haris Chowdhury, were shown as fugitives in the record.Tarique has been staying in London since 2008. BNP chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia’s political secretary Haris Chowdhury fled the country through Sylhet border after the 1/11 change over in 2007. Nobody is sure about his whereabouts. However, it is believed that he is in London.Tajul Islam, brother of Abdus Salam Pintu, was sent abroad on fake passport by some officials of intelligence agencies. It is believed that he is now in South Africa.Before the submission of supplementary charge sheet, major general ATM Amin left the country for Middle East. His current status could not be known. Retired lieutenant colonel Saiful Islam Joardar was in Dubai for long to evade arrest. But his current status could not be known.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam.last_img read more


September 3, 2019 0

Security Trends Your Company Needs to Embrace in 2019

first_imgNovember 23, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The tech industry has had a momentous year in 2018, with several new technologies claiming the hearts and minds of insiders and observers alike. Innovations like blockchain, AI, and neural networks dominated headlines with their game-changing potential, and for good reason. These technologies permeate into every sector, from public services to business, and create new opportunities for disruption and innovation.Even so, these leaps forward are not without their risks. New technologies are always slightly ahead of the security designed to protect them. Blockchain has created thousands of new ideas and businesses, but it has come with a bevy of high-profile hacks, attacks and vulnerabilities. Supply chains, which have made tremendous upgrades in communication and precision, remain open to potentially devastating hacks.Fortunately, cyber security has continued its steady pace of innovation, and there new solutions emerge daily. IT departments and professionals should always be on the lookout for new tools that could aid them. Top cyber security IT pros will be following these trends in 2019.1.) Predictive cyber protection gets a boost with AI.Analytics has become a prominent part of most organizations’ technology infrastructure. Advances in predictive analytics and AI mean that organizations are more capable than ever before at diagnosing and understanding their security in real-time. For instance, the field of fraud prevention and anti-money laundering has received a massive boost. As GigaSpaces VP of Product Yoav Einav points out, “machine learning and deep learning models can determine which transactions are most likely to be fraudulent automatically and efficiently, with fewer false positives.”Related: Importance of Data Security in the Age of Artificial IntelligenceFor financial services providers, banks, and other businesses, the ability to understand patterns and trends that could indicate fraud is vital. More importantly, the capability of having this information in real-time makes it easier to spot and detect fraud. As AI and machine learning continue to improve in 2019 and beyond, predictive cyber protection will become a norm, not an exception.2.) Self-Evaluating applications will continue to evolve.In addition to detecting external threats, AI and machine learning will continue to play an important role in helping applications protect themselves. For human operators, it is not always easy to detect small vulnerabilities in massive networks, leaving some areas inevitably exposed and without real protection. Automation is already a vital trend in tech, but its combination with AI has given it new wings to spread into different areas. One of the biggest new movements in the upcoming year will be the rise of runtime application self-protection (RASP), which will be able to detect problems without human intervention.RASPs provide an additional layer of security as they detect, diagnose, and defend against attacks that happen at an application level, such as SQL injections. Per a report from Gartner, nearly 40 percent of enterprise-level businesses will be using RASPs to some extent by 2020.3.) The authentication revolution.Even though the value of the information we store online continuously grows larger, the tools we use to keep that data safe remain woefully obsolete. Passwords are useful for verification and identification purposes, but they are also notoriously poor tools when it comes to guaranteeing data security. More recently biometric verification, 2-factor authentication, and other methods have started replacing passwords, but 2019 and beyond should be a stepping stone for a new change.Related: What You Need to Know About Multifactor AuthenticationFor one, Identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) are becoming increasingly popular and removing the need for passwords. Fast Identity Online (FIDO), which uses biometric or vocal recognition, is becoming more widely accepted and presents a more secure alternative to passwords. Even technology like blockchain offers a significant upgrade in verifying and authenticating users thanks to robust, transparent protocols that remove the need for obsolete and unsafe passwords.4.) Perspectives changing on data security governance.Data has been in the news several times in 2018, mostly in a negative light. This year has already seen several high-profile security breaches, and not even companies like Facebook are safe from a massive attack that affected 50 million users’ data. Moreover, the speed at which data is generated, stored, and shared has increased exponentially. In this new unexplored environment, understanding the best practices for governing data and ensuring its security is paramount to safety.Related: Here’s How You Can Secure Your Data with BlockchainAs these issues continue to pop up and take over headlines, companies are going to continue reevaluating their data security governance to find better ways to adapt. Areas like big data governance and cloud governance will become larger issues as organizations continue to embrace these new fields. As our understanding of these technologies expands, data security governance will evolve to keep up with these changing paradigms.5.) BYOD will continue expanding and adding security challenges.BYOD (bring your own device) is one of the most popular trends in business IT, as it reduces corporate costs, makes remote working easier, and has been shown to increase productivity when deployed properly. However, accounting for every user’s security standards is a logistical nightmare for IT departments. Most workers do not keep the same high bar set by corporate regulations and can create serious vulnerabilities for even the most secure networks.Next year will see an intersection of rising popularity and a need for a safer way to implement BYOD policies. Whether it be through verification systems that lock sensitive data or parts of the network or simply through smarter and more secure networks, the technology is here to stay, and security will have to keep pace. Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 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August 30, 2019 0

CloneApp backup Windows program settings

first_imgCloneApp: backup Windows program settings by Martin Brinkmann on April 12, 2018 in Software – 14 commentsCloneApp 2.0 is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to back up preferences, settings and other data of supported applications.Windows users have access to plenty of backup programs to back up individual folders, partitions or the entire system. A full system backup includes data of installed programs and program files but it is probably not the best solution if you just want to restore program preferences or a previous state of a program. It works, but it will roll back any other changes on the system as well.CloneApp supports more than 240 programs in version 2.0; you may use the program to back up specific programs, provided they are supported by the application, and restore the programs later on.CloneAppCloneApp is a portable program that you can run from any location. All you have to do is extract the downloaded archive and run CloneApp.exe to start it.Note: While you can run CloneApp without elevated privileges, data may not be backed up if you don’t. This is true, for example, for Registry data. Also, make sure the programs that you have selected are disabledThe CloneApp interface is divided into three panes:The first lists main program functions such as backup or restore.The second lists all supported programs.The third lists log informationSelect the programs that you want to save data from if you want to start a new backup process. Many popular programs are supported including CCleaner, Audacity, Classic Shell, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.CloneApp comes without search functionality which means that you will have to go through the listing manually to check programs that you want to backup.Tip: Tap on a key on the keyboard to jump to the first program in the list that begins with it. A tap on F jumps to F.lux directly.You may use the “select installed” filter displayed in the first pane to have all installed programs checked automatically by CloneApp.Click on backup in the first pane afterward to start the process. CloneApp echoes the process in the log area and highlights whether the backup process completed successfully.CloneApp stores back up data in the backup folder in the program directory.Restore works in similar fashion, only that data is restored for programs that you select. CloneApp checks for the existence of backup data in the backup folder and uses it to restore the data if found.Restoration works on the same computer but also on different machines. The latter makes CloneApp an ideal companion for moving program data from one PC to another, for instance after you bought a new PC.CloneApp backs up program data only but not the installation itself. You need to make sure that a program is installed on the target PC if you want to migrate data from one PC to another.CloneApp supports plugins. You can download two plugins currently that add product key back ups to the application.A quick check of the control panel lists options to customize program functionality. You may enable 7z compression there or change paths for backups, logs, an editor and 7Zip.You can run CloneApp from the command line. You can use the /AUTO parameter to detect all installed programs and back up their data, use /R to restore, or /SB to run a silent backup.Closing WordsCloneApp is a useful program for Windows users who want to back up data of supported applications. You may restore the data on the same computer at any time, or use it to migrate data to another PC.Now you: Do you backup your programs regularly?Summary12345 Author Rating4.5 based on 10 votes Software Name CloneAppOperating System WindowsSoftware Category AdministrationLanding Page http://www.cloneapp.de Advertisementlast_img read more


August 29, 2019 0

Crocodile spotted at Playa del Carmen beach

first_imgPlaya del Carmen, Q. R. — An on-duty lifeguard spotted a crocodile over the weekend swimming at a popular Playa del Carmen beach.The one-meter crocodile was seen in the shallows waters at Punta Esmeralda over the weekend. The alert forced swimmers out of the water surrounding the cenote. Civil Protection arrived and cordoned off an area where the crocodile was seen swimming.Personnel from the local fire department also arrived. There were no reports of attacks or injuries.In January, sun bathers at Punta Esmeralda also reported seeing three crocodiles early on a Sunday morning.Civil Protection responded to the call that the reptiles were seen walking the beach, however after numerous emergency officials arrived, the search for the crocodiles turned up empty.Lucio Salvador Arguea, deputy director of Civil Protection, said the animals likely returned to the nearby mangroves due to the humidity. “These animals come out because there is a lot of humidity in the environment,” adding that “We ask people to be careful with these reptiles.”Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more


August 29, 2019 0

New Acquisition for PurchaseHappy PSMH

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2011-08-26 Abby Gregory August 26, 2011 464 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology New Acquisition for Purchase-Happy PSMHcenter_img Another acquisition for “”PSM Holdings, Inc.””:http://www.psmholdings.com/ is in the works, with the company’s announcement that it has established a letter of intent to purchase “”Iowa Mortgage Professionals, Inc.””:http://www.iowamortgagepro.com/ This transaction is at least the third big move for PSMH over the summer; previous deals include a June “”merger””:https://themreport.com/articles/psm-holdings-brookside-sign-merger-2011-06-13 with Brookside Mortgage, LLC, and the August “”acquisition””:https://themreport.com/articles/fidelity-and-psmi-make-merger-official-2011-08-10 of Fidelity Mortgage, Inc.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]PSMH will buy Iowa Mortgage Professionals via its United Community Mortgage Corp. arm, and the deal is expected to close on October 1. Iowa Mortgage Professionals’ shareholder, Randy Stevens, will gain common shares of PSMH stock in the acquisition, though additional negotiations are expected to ensue prior to the date of closure. Des Moines-based Iowa Mortgage Professionals operates a local platform that is similar to that of national entity, PSMH, as both offer banking and brokerage services in the mortgage sector.Jeffrey R. Smith, the president and CEO of UCMC and vice president of PSMH, said of the purchase, “”What a pleasure it is to be associated with such a high quality operation like Iowa Mortgage Professionals. Randy Stevens and his entire team will bring tremendous value to our organization. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.””PSMH and its wholly owned subsidiary PrimeSource Mortgage, Inc., conduct mortgage brokerage and banking services around the U.S., boasting more than 30 operational branches. Sharelast_img read more


August 15, 2019 0

Thousands attend Pafos2017 hugely successful main summer event

first_imgBy Bejay Browne Thousands of people attended Saturday night’s Eternal Voyages multi-event extravaganza at the Paphos castle and harbour, billed as the main summer event of the European Capital of Culture programmes.The castle square, harbour and coastal sidewalk leading to the area, which also had two large screens displaying the entire process for those that couldn’t get to the castle, was packed with thousands of locals, residents and holidaymakers on Saturday evening.Although the start time was 8.30pm, many people turned up hours earlier to ensure they would get a good vantage point. Those that did were filming and photographing the spectacle on their mobile phones.The castle (Bejay Browne)The event explored one of the prevailing themes of the Pafos2017 cultural programme ‘World Travellers’, and used the castle and harbour as a stunning setting for the event which saw the story of three travellers unfold as they arrived in Paphos by land, sea and air.The first arrived on foot, although not literally, as he was atop a moving contraption, and his progress was heralded by a band of drummers that followed him in a procession all along the coastal walkway to the castle.The second arrived on a boat which was lit up and sailed on the sea past the rear of the castle and around to the harbour entrance. The third arrival wowed the audience as she arrived from high above by a balloon, tethered to and held tightly by members of Walk the Plank that expertly manoeuvred her through the crowd as she performed a captivating aerial danceThe narrative, in both Greek and English, was dramatic and helped along by stunning projection of digital animation and mapping which saw the walls of the castle come alive with incredible images.Music, verse, dancing and parading in front of the castle complemented the story. The sound quality was superb and the music and song enjoyed by all.The special effects and an awe-inspiring fireworks display topped off the evening, which was not only a spectacle but also a celebration.Fireworks and aerial dancer (Bejay Browne)Many were lauding the summer extravaganza on social media and describing it as big success.“It was an amazing event, beautifully presented, well run and well attended, Paphos should be proud”, said one spectator on a Facebook page featuring a short video of the evening.Another said: “What a superb evening tonight at the harbour for ‘Eternal Voyages,’ so entertaining and the fireworks just kept coming!’Others heaped praise on the organisers – Pafos2017 and British outdoor events company ‘Walk the Plank.“Well organised and presented, carried out smoothly and with stunning mapping on the buildings and a great energy,” said a visitor from France.“That was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen,” said a visitor from Poland. “Great job Paphos.”Main summer event starts (Bejay Browne)You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


August 9, 2019 0

Anaesthesiologists say they were excluded from Gesy

first_imgThe anesthesiological society said Monday it has been excluded from discussions on the national health scheme (Gesy), which is meant to be rolled out in 2019.In a statement, the society said it has been waiting since 2012 to be briefed about Gesy, but has never received an invitation to hear how it “will affect our patients, the quality of medical services, our work environment, our professional security and development, and if possible, our income.”Apart from not being provided with any information by the health insurance organisation, the society had also been sidelined completely in planning the scheme.“We are ready at any moment to assist without knowledge, our experience, and frequent participation in European and international bodies dealing with quality in healthcare, patient safety, and of course, anything to do with anesthesiology and perioperative medicine,” it said.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


August 9, 2019 0

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February 24, 2019 0