October 18, 2019

Fez Court Adjourns Trial of Abdelali Hamieddine in Felony Case

Rabat – The Fez Court of Appeals postponed the  trial in front of a crowded room today. The first hearing will take place on February 12, 2019. The reason given was to allow for the preparation of all the necessary documents for this high-profile trial.Former Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane was present at the Court of Appeals.The Hamieddine case took a new turn when three lawyers filed a complaint on December 20 with the Attorney General at the Court of Cassation against the Minister of State for Human Rights, Mustapha Ramid read Also: Moroccan Magistrates Condemn Minister’s Comments on Hamieddine’s Re-ProsecutionThe three lawyers criticized the minister’s reaction to the indictment of Hamieddine for “complicity in the murder” of student Mohamed “Benaissa” Ait El Jid in 1993. In a Facebook post, the minister said he was “staggered” when learned about the new charge against Hamieddine.Abdelali Hamieddine is being prosecuted for “complicity in the murder” under the provisions of articles 128, 392, 393, 393, 394, and 395 of the Criminal Code.Haddioui El Khammar, a friend of Benaissa, provided new evidence that had not been examined during the original trial, according to the investigating judge. Originally, Hamieddine was sentenced to 2 years’ imprisonment. According to the judge, the testimony justifies further prosecution since the charge is not the same as that of 26 years ago. read more

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Canada stays Insiders say no change in strategy if Trump starts NAFTA

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s escalating threat to trigger NAFTA’s cancellation clause as a high-pressure bargaining tactic has raised the question of what Canada’s response might be in the face of a gun-to-the-temple negotiating strategy.Several insiders say the correct answer is: Nothing.Canada should remain at the bargaining table and likely will, for its own strategic reasons, say several insiders, including Canada’s chief negotiator for the original NAFTA, the head of the Commons foreign affairs committee, and a cross-border trade lawyer.Their reasoning is shared by some high-ranking officials in the Canadian government who believe the country’s interests are best served by calmly sticking it out rather than stomping off and augmenting the presidential drama.It’s an increasingly pressing matter. Trump has begun telling people he wants to trigger NAFTA’s Article 2205, which allows a country to withdraw with six months notice, because he believes it will scare Canada and Mexico into concessions.Mexico has said it will refuse to negotiate under such a scenario. But some prominent Canadians, inside and outside government, favour an opposing approach, arguing patience is likeliest to produce desired outcomes.One was the country’s chief negotiator for the 1993 NAFTA.“As tempting as it might be to say, ‘Well, screw you, we’re gonna walk away,’ I think it would be better to just keep negotiating,” John Weekes said in an interview while attending a Washington trade symposium hosted by the Cato Institute.“We’ll just say, ‘Look, our position is not gonna change at all as a result of this threat. And if you decide after six months or sometime after that to pull the plug it’s going to be damaging to your interests’.”A backlash is already developing in Washington.Members of the president’s own party have begun voicing anxiety. Members of his cabinet have pointed out that a NAFTA pullout threat would be especially painful for the deep-red states that voted for Trump and happen to be major exporters of farm products to Mexico.Republican-friendly business groups are starting to sound the alarm. Eighty-six agriculture groups wrote a letter to the Trump administration this week saying the mere threat of a pullout via Article 2205 would scare foreign customers into seeking new suppliers and “cause immediate, substantial harm.”The No. 1 business lobby in the country, the GOP-backing U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting a pro-NAFTA event next week attended by senators from Kansas and Texas — Pat Roberts and Ted Cruz.Inside U.S. Trade reported that Trump told a meeting of his party’s senators this week not to get “too excited,” because he’s handling the NAFTA matter and believes he needs to use a pullout threat to get the best possible deal. Trump has made similar comments in public.The site reported that Roberts replied: “I am excited.”A Canadian parliamentary delegation heard this anxiety when it visited Washington this week. The head of the House of Commons foreign affairs committee said lawmakers believe the president is preparing a strategic escalation.“It’s sort of a consensus on (Capitol) Hill that it’s part of his negotiating strategy … that, ‘this is who we have as a president’,” said Bob Nault, a Liberal MP whose committee met a half-dozen lawmakers this week.“He’ll move towards creating a crisis before too long with the goal of getting everyone’s attention that this is serious and he’ll want significant changes to NAFTA, or he’ll walk away.”Nault’s view on what happens next: “I think Canada stays at the table. I think it will.”An international trade lawyer specializing in Canada-U.S. matters said it’s critical the parties keep talking. He said there could be a big battle in Washington over the cancellation of NAFTA — involving politics, trade policy and the legal limits of presidential versus congressional power.He said it helps the pro-NAFTA side to have people still at the table.“It doesn’t give Congress a lot of ammunition to push back on the president if nobody is there (negotiating),” said Dan Ujczo of the firm Dickinson Wright.“Canada and Mexico should be at the table every time. They should meet whenever, wherever they want and say ‘We’re ready. We want to work with you.’… The optics of that are so terrible if Canada and Mexico don’t show up.”Numerous observers expect a complicated and lengthy legal fight if Trump actually tries cancelling a major trade deal, a move unprecedented in modern U.S. history. That’s because of an inherent conflict in the U.S. Constitution — between Article One, which gives Congress power over international trade, and Article Two, which gives the president power over international treaties.“I think it would end up at the Supreme Court,” said Bill Reinsch of the non-partisan Stimson Center.“I think it will be litigated.”–With files from Joanna Smith in Ottawa read more

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Annan reports to General Assembly on proposed UN ethics office

The 191-member General Assembly, through its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) and its 16-member Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), is charged with reviewing and deciding priorities and budgetary matters, including which UN programmes continue.In the report, Mr. Annan says: “Staff members expressed concern about the ethics climate within the United Nations in the 2004 integrity perception survey. Similar concerns were raised by the report of the Independent Inquiry Committee on the oil-for-food programme. In addition, recent events have created the imperative to establish new mechanisms to improve ethics within the organization. The creation of an ethics office is central to this effort.”The ethics office would foster a staff culture of transparency and accountability and set standards for training and appropriate professional conduct, the report says.It would lead and manage the UN ethics infrastructure by taking such steps as administering the financial disclosure programme, which would now cover about 1,000 staff members, and protect the staff against retaliation for reporting misconduct, it says.In the case of a complaint of retaliation for whistle-blowing, the ethics office would conduct a preliminary review to see if there was a credible case. If so, it would forward the matter to the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS). If the OIOS established the case, the Ethics Office would then recommend measures for correcting the situation through reinstatement or transfers. read more

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Evelyn Y Davis slows down if shes every CEOs worst nightmare theyre

by News Staff Posted Jul 13, 2012 12:05 pm MDT Evelyn Y. Davis slows down; if she’s every CEO’s worst nightmare, they’re too scared to say it Evelyn Y. Davis is the world’s most famous shareholder activist. She’s also the most outspoken, the most outrageous, the most intelligent, the most confident, the most charming.Just ask her.“There’s no other shareholder like me!” she declared in a recent interview. “There’s no other woman like me!”For decades, Mrs. Davis has been buying stock in big companies for the primary reason, it seems, of attending their annual meetings and turning them into her personal stage.Simultaneously brash and flirty, she heckles CEOs, remarks on their handsomeness, yells at other shareholders and proclaims that she knows more than anyone else in the room.So there was something missing this year when Mrs. Davis didn’t show up at any company’s annual meeting. Not Bank of America. Not US Airways. Not Ford or Goldman Sachs or any of the dozens she usually attends.Age has finally made her do what the most powerful CEOs in America couldn’t: Give it a rest.“I’m not so young anymore,” said Mrs. Davis, 82.This is the first year she won’t publish “Highlights and Lowlights,” the newsletter in which since 1965 she has reported on company meetings and how she was treated at them, which reporters gave her the most coverage and anything else on her mind.She peddles it for $600 a copy, minimum two copies, to the same CEOs she harangues.Never one to doubt her own grandeur, she is fond of introducing herself as queen of the corporate jungle. And the meetings this year, without her? “It must have been awfully dull,” she said.The CEOs of JPMorgan Chase, Macy’s and Saks agreed that Mrs. Davis brings entertainment value to shareholder meetings — comments they made to The Associated Press after she called and asked them to.“Annual meetings are never boring when Evelyn Davis is on the scene,” JPMorgan’s CEO, Jamie Dimon, said in a statement.Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, who has often found himself on the receiving end of an Evelyn Y. Davis tongue-lashing, presided over a calmer, quicker meeting this spring.“Our annual meeting this year was shorter with less drama,” Blankfein said in a statement to the AP. “Without Evelyn, it just wasn’t the same.”Other shareholders have varying reactions to her antic. Some applaud, some laugh, others jeer. To some of them, Mrs. Davis is a champion of shareholder rights. To others, she’s annoying, even mean.While some investors are scared to confront powerful executives, she is anything but. She asks pointed questions about their business decisions, and sometimes tells them they should resign in shame.She advocates for lower CEO pay, term limits for board members and more disclosure on companies’ political spending — issues dear to most shareholder advocates.Tact, however, is not her strong point.She interrupts everyone, sitting at the front and yelling out questions that often have nothing to do with the topic being discussed. She tells other speakers they don’t know what they’re talking about. She implies that the best-looking male CEOs are in love with her.“I have power over the most important men in the country,” she said. “That’s pretty good if you can get it, right?”Last month, she watched on TV as Dimon testified to Congress about an unexpected trading loss at JPMorgan. She called him afterward to tell him how gorgeous he had looked.Days later, in an interview from her home in the Watergate complex in Washington, Mrs. Davis wondered out loud whether that conversation would make Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan jealous. She has told Moynihan, on more than one occasion, that he resembles her handsome first ex-husband. (She has four.)“Oh, my God,” Mrs. Davis said. “they’re going to have a fight there.”Spokesmen for Moynihan and Dimon declined comment.Mrs. Davis’ bully pulpit, the annual shareholder meeting, is the one time of year when CEOs of public companies have to face their shareholders, answer their questions and listen to their complaints. Mrs. Davis’ critics — and there are many — say she makes a mockery of shareholder advocacy, grandstanding for attention more than talking about the issues. They get frustrated that she’s the only shareholder allowed to break the rules, not waiting her turn to speak or respecting time limits.She was especially cheeky in her younger days. Like at the General Motors meeting in 1970, where she showed up in a bathing suit to make sure she wouldn’t get upstaged by Ralph Nader. (He didn’t show.) She wore hot pants to another meeting the next year, an ammunition bandolier to another.At United Aircraft, she nominated Hank Aaron to the board. It was 1974, the day after he beat Babe Ruth’s home run record. Mrs. Davis said she doesn’t remember doing that: “I don’t know anything about baseball.” The AP reported at the time that she did. (Aaron wasn’t elected.)Michael Crosby, a Capuchin Franciscan priest in Milwaukee, has been running into Mrs. Davis at annual meetings for nearly four decades. He attends on behalf of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and usually speaks on companies’ human rights records and environmental practices. He thinks she brings up valid issues, but he’s unimpressed by her methods.“She’d talk over, she’d talk out of place, and somehow the CEOs just let her do it, and they wouldn’t let anyone else do it,” Crosby said. “And you always wonder, what kind of power does she have?”Seymour Licht, a US Airways shareholder, memorably tangled with Mrs. Davis at a shareholder meeting a few years ago, when she was going on about how unjust it was for the company to schedule its meeting on the same day as another airline’s.“I screamed at the top of my lungs, ‘Shut this woman up,’ and I couldn’t get it to happen,” said Licht, who himself is not exactly known for brevity at the annual meetings. “I don’t enjoy meeting her under those conditions, to be very blunt and straightforward.”Later in that meeting, Mrs. Davis asked CEO Doug Parker if he was afraid of her. “Just a little bit,” he replied, according to published reports at the time.A US Airways representative declined comment. “We wish Evelyn well,” spokesman John McDonald said.Mrs. Davis was born to a wealthy family in Amsterdam in 1929, two months before the stock market crash pitched the U.S. into the Great Depression.She survived a concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, a detail confirmed by the International Tracing Service, a respected archive of Holocaust-era documents. Mrs. Davis moved to the Baltimore area after World War II with her father and began investing in the 1950s.She is short and speaks loudly — or just shouts — in a heavy Dutch accent. Her hair and makeup are always in place, her suits impeccable. In a biography filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission when she was a panelist for a roundtable there on shareholder issues, she described herself as “a four times Divorcee with NO children.”If executives are exasperated by her theatrics, they have yet to put a muzzle on her. Her access to them is uncanny. She calls them directly and often, and she can be fierce when she doesn’t get what she wants.Terry Lundgren, the CEO of Macy’s, said that Mrs. Davis always has “something interesting to say.”“The meetings tend to go longer when she’s there,” Lundgren said. “But she’s actually had some subjects that have been of interest to our shareholders and that we’ve responded to.”In 2005, Macy’s decided to make its board members stand for re-election every year instead of every three years. The company noted at the time that Mrs. Davis had been submitting a proposal asking for just that since 1988, and had won majority support from other shareholders in the most recent years.Goldman Sachs was a prominent topic in last year’s “Highlights and Lowlights,” where Mrs. Davis blasted the bank for racking up legal and regulatory fines. Of Blankfein, she reported: “Near the end of the 2011 GS meeting we told Lloyd, ‘You are NOT a bad looking guy.’ All of a sudden, he became VERY nice!!!!”Steve Sadove, the CEO of Saks, is a “Highlights and Lowlights” reader. “She has good insights,” he said. “You get a sense of various meetings, how they went.”Sadove didn’t get much play in last year’s edition. Mrs. Davis put Saks on the list of annual meetings that she found satisfactory.The cover featured a picture of Mrs. Davis with auto executive Bill Ford, and a caption identifying him as “His Majesty King William Ford the Great.”A Ford spokesman, Jay Cooney, declined comment. “We appreciate her longstanding interest as a shareholder of the Ford Motor Company,” he said.Mrs. Davis is open to publishing “Highlights and Lowlights” again next year — “A grand finale, or whatever you call it.” She hopes to return to the meeting circuit next year as well.That is, if the earth doesn’t end on Dec. 21, 2012, as the Mayan calendar is said to have predicted. She’s inclined to think it might happen.“Oh well,” said Mrs. Davis. “There’s no use to worrying about things you can’t change.”___AP writer Samantha Bomkamp, researcher Susan James and investigative researcher Randy Herschaft contributed to this report. 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BCE reports Q2 profit slips Manitoba Telecom deal boosts revenue

MONTREAL – BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) saw its second-quarter profit slip compared with a year ago while revenue was boosted by its acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. earlier this year.The company says it earned a profit attributable to common shareholders of $762 million or 84 cents per share.That compared with a profit attributable to shareholders of $778 million or 89 cents per share a year ago.Operating revenue increased to nearly $5.7 billion for the three months ended June 30 compared with $5.34 billion in the same quarter last year.BCE attributed the decrease in its earnings to higher depreciation and amortization costs, higher interest expenses and lower other income.On an adjusted basis, the company said it earned $792 million or 88 cents per share, down from $824 million or 94 cents per share a year ago. BCE reports Q2 profit slips, Manitoba Telecom deal boosts revenue by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 3, 2017 5:54 am MDT Last Updated Aug 3, 2017 at 6:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Japan hopes worlds tallest tower will boost tourism

first_imgIf you’re afraid of heights, this may be a story you want to skip. The Guinness Book of World Records recently certified that the tallest tower in the world is indeed the Sky Tree which stands in Tokyo, Japan. A work in progress since 2006, the Sky Tree was constructed to be a radio and television tower while at the same time helping to revitalize tourism after the earthquakes and tsunami the country experienced. Sporting two observation decks, at 1,148 feet and 1,476 feet, tourists are guaranteed to get a spectacular view of the city.Measuring in at 2,080 feet, the tower cost $440 million to construct. It has thirteen elevators, a restaurant, and shopping. What is interesting is that because it has less than 50% usable floor space, it fell into a different category with Guinness than the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai. It’s because the Sky Tree is technically not a building but a tower, it captured it’s own world record.You may be saying to yourself, “Why in the world would you build such a big tower in the middle of an earthquake-prone region?” Representatives of the project have assured the public that the Sky Tree can withstand quakes of up to 8.0 in magnitude. Let’s hope they never have to test out their precautions.With nine different television broadcasters and three FM transmitters, the Sky Tree’s main purpose is to enable terrestrial broadcasting to the city again, as the current towers are surrounded by tall buildings which block the signal. Interesting to note, the height of the tower was picked to be easy for people to remember. For those of you smart enough to use the metric system, the translated height is 634 meters. The figures 6 (mu), 3 (sa), 4 (shi) when translated into Japanese stand for “Musashi” an old name of the region where the Tokyo Sky Tree stands.via National Geographiclast_img read more

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Man in his 50s charged with armed robbery on Spar store

first_imgMan in his 50s charged with armed robbery on Spar store He will appear before court today. No Comments By Paul Hosford Image: Google Maps Monday 20 Feb 2017, 7:04 AM http://jrnl.ie/3248497 Short URL Feb 20th 2017, 7:04 AM Image: Google Maps 13,295 Views Share1 Tweet Email A MAN HAS been charged in connection with an armed robbery on a Spar store over the weekend. The 57-year-old man is due to appear before Dublin District Court today at 10.30am. The robbery occurred on Saturday when a man entered the store on Thorncastle Street, Ringsend, Dublin. He was believed to be in possession of a firearm and threatened staff, taking an amount of cash before fleeing the scene on foot. No injuries were reported.Gardaí who were on mobile patrol in the area arrested a man close to the scene a short time later. A firearm and cash were seized. The firearm will be sent to the Forensic Laboratory for ballistic examination. The arrested man was detained at Irishtown Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939 as amended. He remains in Garda custody. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Love rival trial DNA expert found no evidence of serious assault in

first_img Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie https://jrnl.ie/4514853 Share2 Tweet Email Short URL Mary Lowry is a witness in the trial. ‘Love rival’ trial: DNA expert found ‘no evidence’ of serious assault in Mary Lowry’s home Lowry’s home was the last place Bobby Ryan was seen alive. Tuesday 26 Feb 2019, 9:55 PM By Eoin Reynolds Feb 26th 2019, 9:55 PM A FORENSIC SCIENTIST found no evidence that a serious assault took place in Mary Lowry’s home, the last place where DJ Bobby Ryan was seen alive.Scientists from Forensic Science Ireland examined areas where gardai reported positive results from blood tests in Ms Lowry’s bedroom and living room.Further analyses using tests designed specifically for human blood showed that none of the areas identified were actually blood stains.Dr Martina McBride said one sample on a light fitting and ceiling that gave a “presumptive positive” result for blood was probably fly faeces which can be mistaken for blood by equipment routinely used by gardai.Chemical testing and DNA sampling showed no signs of human blood, she said.One spot in the bedroom was positively identified as DNA but testing could not show if the source was blood. She said DNA can be found as a result of someone touching a surface, sneezing, coughing or spitting. All bodily fluids, she said, contain DNA.McBride and Dr Hilary Clarke were giving evidence in the trial of Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary who has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan, a part-time DJ going by the name ‘Mr Moonlight’.Ryan went missing on 3 June, 2011 after leaving Lowry’s home at about 6.30am and his body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm owned by Lowry and leased by the accused at Fawnagown, Tipperary in April 2013.The prosecution claims that Quirke murdered Ryan so he could rekindle an affair with Lowry (52).McBride told prosecuting counsel Michael Bowman SC that considering the injuries to Ryan she would expect to see large amounts of blood in the area where he had been assaulted.She concluded that there were no signs in Lowry’s home of an assault where large amounts of blood were spilled.She further noted that the house had been painted in the 22 months since Ryan’s disappearance. This was why, she said, she examined skirting boards where water containing traces of blood might seep down when a wall is cleaned.She also examined ceilings because sometimes people don’t notice blood on the ceiling.While she said she found no evidence of an assault, she said the absence of blood may not be significant because of the time that had passed and the fact the house had been painted since Ryan’s disappearance.Under cross-examination the witness told Lorcan Staines SC for the defence that the nature of the assault, in which Ryan suffered multiple fractures to the head, would lead her to expect to find “a lot of blood”.However, the passing of time and fact the house had been painted lowered that expectation. She added: No Comments I went there with the expectation that it was worth looking for blood.A small spot found beside a press in the bedroom did test positive for DNA, she told Mr Staines, but further testing was unable to show if the source was blood or any other bodily fluid and it was not possible to generate a profile that would have allowed them to identify who the DNA came from.Eight out-buildings on the farm were not suitable for the standard blood tests, she told Staines, as there was a lot of matter that would have given false positives. It would have been like “looking for a needle in a haystack,” she said.Hilary Clarke said she identified the body found in the tank by generating a DNA profile from a tooth.She compared that with the DNA of Ryan’s children Michelle and Robert Jnr and said she was satisfied that the body was their father.She examined various samples taken from Ryan’s van but found only low-level traces of DNA not suitable for further identification.She also examined two lump hammers sent to the labs by investigating gardai and found male DNA on the handle of one of them. She was able to eliminate Bobby Ryan, Robert Ryan Jnr and Patrick Quirke as the source of that DNA.She also looked at tubing, cable ties, a broken hair clip and other items found in the tank after Mr Ryan’s body had been removed.She did not sample them for DNA as she said she would have no expectation of finding DNA on them.The trial continues in front of Justice Eileen Creedon and a jury of six men and six women. 16,603 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mary Lowry is a witness in the trial. Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ielast_img read more

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DOD Should Pursue More Holistic Energy Strategy House Panel Says

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR While the Defense Department’s first priority in fulfilling its installation energy needs is ensuring it can carry out its mission, DOD has not fully integrated its aims to expand supply, trim demand, and adapt future forces and technology, the House Armed Services Committee says in its report accompanying the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill.“The committee is concerned that the initiatives being pursued by the department have not fully integrated these three pillars into a unified line of effort,” the report states.“The committee encourages the department to interpret and integrate its existing authorities to support a holistic approach, focusing on projects and initiatives that integrate efficiencies, generation, storage, and infrastructure modernization at military installations,” it states.The report notes that the department has a variety of available authorities to improve energy efficiency and acquire new plants, including third-party financing and securing appropriated dollars.The committee approved the annual defense policy bill April 28. H. Rpt. 114-537 will be available on Congress.gov shortly.last_img read more

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Tata Steel may merge Europe business with Germanys Thyssenkrupp Report

first_imgTata Steel may opt for closing down operations at its plants in the U.K. in about six weeks if the company does not find a buyer soon. Tata Steel is reportedly in talks with Thyssenkrupp of Germany to merge its European steel operations, Press Trust of India reported. In the next few days, the company will hire bankers to run through its sale process. However, the company has privately given up hopes of finding a buyer, PTI reported, citing a Financial Times article. “Tata Steel could mothball plants in as little as six weeks. They have to go through the motions. But if they have not found a buyer by the next board meeting at the end of April, they will close it and they are not expecting anyone to come forward now,” PTI quoted a person as saying.Last Week, the company announced it put its entire U.K. business up for sale.However, post its exit from the U.K., Tata Steel may merge its European business with Thyssenkrupp to create a joint venture, which could be Europe’s second largest steel company after ArcelorMittal, Reuters reported.Tata Steel acquired Corus in 2007. However, soon after the acquisition, a global economic slowdown and muted demand in European and other markets adversely affected the company’s sales. The company – battling a loss-making unit – said in January it would lay off 750 workers of its Port Talbont Steel plant in Wales. Meanwhile, according to some analysts in Germany, a merger would be beneficial for both Tata Steel and Thyssen’s steel to sell any joint entity shares in an initial public offering (IPO) because that could result in some form of financial returns for both the companies.”For Tata Steel, in particular, an IPO would partly reward the company after the massive write-down of the UK asset’s book value,” Reuters cited an analyst’s note to its clients as saying. According to a report by the Mint, Greybull Capital LLP may be interested in buying Tata Steel’s U.K. plant in Scunthrope, using funding from private sector sources.last_img read more

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Will Exact Poll results tomorrow beg to be different

first_imgSince Uttar Pradesh contributes maximum number of members to the Lok Sabha, one should not forget the surprising outcome of 2007 UP Assembly elections. A post-poll survey has revealed that some upper castes voted en bloc for Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), a dalit party led by Mayawati. But, they did not reveal their voting behaviour fearing caste-based retribution. Such aberrations are aplenty in every elections and no exit poll survey can read the pulse of a contrarian or silent voter.Whether the election results tomorrow (May 23) endorse the 2019 exit polls or not, the outcome remains a stronger message to both the national parties and their allies. Aaj Tak-ORG Marg248190105 NDTV-Indian Express230-250190-205100-120 Zee-Taleem249176117 Actual result189222132 Outlook-MDRA280-29159-16989-99center_img Sahara-DRS263-278171-18192-102 Star-C-Voter263-275174-18686-98 Seat ForecastNDAUPAOthers Wikimedia CommonsSurprisingly, all Exit Polls have vouched for the return of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government under Narendra Modi winning anywhere between 300 and 350 seats. Surprisingly, every Exit Poll predicts the same trend, raising the eyebrows of some onlookers who never witnessed such an alarming similarity in the past.Despite the contrarian results of 2004, still fresh in the minds of many psephologists, Yogendra Yadav has jumped the gun soon after the exit polls to seal the fate of Congress, suggesting its leadership to give birth to a new alternative to BJP, instead of keeping the entire opposition on a death bed forever. The Congress must die. If it could not stop the BJP in this election to save the idea of India, this party has no positive role in Indian history. Today it represents the single biggest obstacle to creation of an alternative.My reaction to @sardesairajdeep https://t.co/IwlmBmf75d— Yogendra Yadav (@_YogendraYadav) May 19, 2019What happened in 2004?During the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, almost all media houses predicted an NDA win but some have predicted that the NDA would come back with an increased tally, while others predicted loss of some seats for the NDA. Surprisingly, all psephologists were on one page that NDA would win.In fact, these exit polls were conducted during the voting period, which should have reflected the reality far more accurately. However, the final result begged to be different. The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) led by Congress returned to power. Essentially, the sample of exit polls in most cases fails to be fully representative. Very often, it represents the mood of the people talked to than the intention of people who vote en bloc. Here’s the table:2004 Election exit polls when UPA was written offSeat ForecastSeat ForecastNDANDAUPAUPAOthersOthersSeat ForecastNDTV-Indian ExpressNDA230-250UPA190-205Others100-120Seat ForecastAaj Tak-ORG MargNDA248UPA190Others105Seat ForecastZee-TaleemNDA249UPA176Others117Seat ForecastStar-C-VoterNDA263-275UPA174-186Others86-98Seat ForecastSahara-DRSNDA263-278UPA171-181Others92-102Seat ForecastOutlook-MDRANDA280-29UPA159-169Others89-99Seat ForecastActual resultNDA189UPA222Others132last_img read more

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10 dead as new Somali army chief escapes car bombing

first_imgSomalian security forces and residents gather at the scene of a suicide car attack near the Defense Ministry in Mogadishu. Photo: AFPSomalia’s new army chief escaped a car bombing Sunday that killed at least 10 people in a bloody response by Shabaab militants to the president’s declaration of war on the group.A suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into Ahmed Mohamed Jimale’s convoy near the defence ministry in Mogadishu, just days after he was named to the top army job Thursday by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.“Initial information indicates that the military chief has narrowly escaped the attack,” the Shabaab said in a statement published on the website of the jihadist group’s Andalus radio station, claiming responsibility for the blast.Senior army official Muktar Adan Moalim told AFP that seven civilians and three members of the security forces had been killed in the bombing.“A minibus loaded with explosives rammed a civilian bus while trying to hit the convoy of the military chief,” he said.An AFP reporter saw five dead bodies and body parts scattered across the scene of the explosion after the attack around midday.Security forces blocked off the entire district around the defence ministry.Security official Ali Abdirahman confirmed that the army chief-better known to Somalis by his nickname Irfid-was unhurt, as were other senior military leaders who had been in the convoy.A witness, Abdirahman Isa, said the passenger bus that had been passing the scene “was completely destroyed and there were several dead bodies” which were “completely smashed and burned in the blast”.The attack was the latest deadly incident in days, after a car bomb in Mogadishu left seven dead Wednesday, a landmine killed 19 Thursday and a mortar attack left three dead on Friday.While the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab have lost large swathes of territory and were forced out of Mogadishu by African Union troops in 2011, they continue to strike in the capital and countryside.‘State of war’Widely known by his nickname Farmajo, the president took office in February and faces a struggle to improve security in the deeply unstable Horn of Africa nation.Bomb attacks have become a regular and bloody feature of daily life in the capital since the Shabaab were forced out of Mogadishu six years ago.Farmajo had told a press conference on Thursday that he was declaring a new war on the Shabaab and offering an amnesty to militants who surrendered within 60 days.The rest, he said, would “face the consequences”.“I am announcing a state of war in the country and call on the public to stand with the national army to help fight terrorists,” said Farmajo.“We request you put down your arms and call on you to come out of them and join the development of your people. We promise you will get good care if you join us,” he said.“We will not wait for the violent elements to continue blowing up people, we must attack them and liberate areas they are stationed.”The fragile central government continues to have international backing as well as the 22,000-strong AU force.But the Shabaab have vowed to defeat Farmajo’s new administration, promising a “merciless” war against him.last_img read more

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8yearold commits suicide at home

first_imgDarjeeling: An eight-year-old boy was found hanging at his residence on Monday in Belakoba inJalpaiguri district.The incident occurred at Mudipara. The deceased, Firoz Mohammad, was a student of Class 3 in a primary school located in the vicinity of his house.On Monday, Khairul Mohammad (father of the deceased) reached home around noon and found his sons to be at home.He had then scolded his sons for skipping schools.His eldest and youngest son then left for school but Firoz stayed back.Later, his family members found him hanging from the ceiling.They brought him down and rushed him to Belakoba Hospital where he was declared brought dead.Police have started investigating the case.The body was sent for an autopsy at Jalpaiguri Sadar Hospital.last_img read more

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VIDEO Drew Brees says Thursday Night Football 100 to blame for Saints

first_imgThursday Night Football has been criticized by fans for being a sub par product, and by players, who say the short turnaround time to play in an NFL game is a legitimate health safety risk.After losing six players to injury last night in a 20-17 loss to the Falcons, Drew Brees was asked how much of a factor playing on Thursday was in contributing to the injuries. According to Brees, well, all of it.“It’s 100% a product of playing on Thursday night.”Thursday Night Football is here to stay because the NFL sees an additional revenue stream, now they just have to get the fans and players on board. Good luck.last_img read more

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Anker Discounts NylonBraided Lightning Cables Down to Just 8 – Limited Time

first_imgLooking for a high-quality Lightning cable for your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch? Well, Anker has you covered today in all aspects!Grab a Super Tough Nylon-Braided Lightning Cable for as Little as $8 – Available in 3 and 6-feet OptionsAnker kicked off this week with a handful of great discounts and now they’re taking things further by introducing some price cuts on their Lightning cables for a limited period of time. These cables are tough and braided in nylon which means that you can take them around, beat them up, and they’ll work just fine.Both of these cables are available in three different color options – Black, Red and Silver – and two different sizes – 3 and 6-feet. This means that you have plenty of room to decide what sort of cable you need in your life.The 3-feet option is perfect for places like a car or whenever you go out to travel. It’s even a good cable to pair with devices like a power bank. Moving on to the 6-feet cable, just toss it in your backpack or your bedside table and let your imagination do the trick.Regardless of what option you go ahead with, please make sure that you use the CABLELTN at checkout to get the discount. All clear? Now click on the links below and choose your pick.Buy Anker Premium Double-Braided Nylon Lightning Cable (3-feet) [Amazon link]Buy Anker Premium Double-Braided Nylon Lightning Cable (6-feet) [Amazon link]While you are here, you may also like to check out:EasyAcc Offering 40% Off Their Newly Launched Galaxy Note 9 Cases [Limited Time Only] Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 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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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more March 27, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare demonstrates fast speed and low dose for cardiac applications with the SOMATOM Definition Flash dual source computed tomography (CT) scanner at the 58th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) from March 29-31 in Orlando, FL, at booth #1842. “The SOMATOM Definition Flash requires only a fraction of the radiation dose that systems previously required to scan even the tiniest anatomical details faster than ever before,” said Kulin Hemani, vice president, CT, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. “Scanning the thorax, including the heart, can be done in only 0.6 seconds, taking the burden of breath-holding off the patient and allowing functional imaging for body regions up to 48 cm.”Temporal resolution of 75 ms and scan speed of up to 43 cm/s make heart-scanning possible, with dose levels below 1 millisievert (mSv), whereas the average effective dose required for this purpose usually ranges from 8 mSv to 40 mSv. The patient is moved through the CT-scanner more than twice as fast as with any conventional system, and at the same time, requiring a much lower radiation dose than conventional scans. In comparison, the X-ray radiation that the average person is exposed to each year from natural sources amounts to 2 mSv to 5 mSv. The dose values of the new Siemens CT scanner lie far below those of an intracardiac catheter examination, thus opening up possibilities for using CT scanners for routine cardiological examinations.A scan of the entire heart can be performed in only 250 milliseconds, which is less than half a heartbeat. In addition, it is possible for physicians to reliably display a heart with a fast pulse or an irregular heart beat without using beta blockers, thus simplifying the workflow and yielding clinical and financial advantages. The SOMATOM Definition Flash is the only CT scanner on the market that enables the use of noninvasive cardiological diagnostic techniques as routine applications at the lowest possible radiation exposure levels.The second generation of Dual Energy imaging will introduce a new imaging quality. The contrast in CT scans will be increased without having to apply the higher radiation dose previously required. This is achieved via a new, selective photon shield which blocks unnecessary parts of the energy spectrum. It thereby provides improved separation of the two simultaneous scans with low and high photon energy, without causing a higher radiation exposure than would result from an individual, conventional CT examination with only one energy source. Thus, the SOMATOM Definition Flash can always provide a double contrast which, for the first time ever, can also be used to classify the chemical composition of tissues via a CT scan in routine daily work.Another technical development for keeping the patient’s radiation exposure as low as possible is the X-CARE application. For the first time ever, this application selectively reduces the radiation exposure of dose-sensitive anatomical regions, such as the female breast. This is done by switching the X-ray tube assemblies off during the rotation phase in which the anatomical regions concerned are most directly exposed to radiation. In this way, it is possible to reduce the radiation exposure of individual anatomical regions by up to 40 percent.Furthermore, an adaptive dose shield blocks irrelevant prespiral and postspiral radiation with dynamic diaphragms, thus ensuring that only a minimum and clinically essential radiation exposure occurs. This enables an additional 25 percent reduction of the dose required for routine examinations. The CARE Dose4D software, which analyzes the individual cross-sectional anatomy in real time and adapts the emitted X-ray dose accordingly, also helps to reduce radiation exposure.In addition, Siemens CT Acute Care Engine provides a complete clinical portfolio for imaging emergency patients from head to toe. Using fast, direct 3D reconstruction, images can be reviewed before the patient is off the table. The SOMATOM Definition Flash, in combination with CT Acute Care Engine, streamline clinical workflow for cardiac, vascular, musculoskeletal, and stroke evaluation, turning data into diagnostic outcomes within minutes. By combining CT scanner features and programs, solutions can be designed to meet and exceed a site’s acute care needs.For more information: www.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read morelast_img read more

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Will Trumps Economic Advisers Help Housing

first_img Donald Trump Economic Advisers Housing Market Presidential Campaign The Collingwood Group 2016-08-05 Seth Welborn Share in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has announced his list of economic advisers, which is laden with financial industry executives and real estate industry executives.During his presidential campaign, Trump has said very little about housing. He has spoken out on financial reform, promising to eliminate the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act which President Obama signed into law in 2010.The list of Trump’s economic advisers includes (among others):Tom Barrack, founder of private equity firm Colony Capital.Andy Beal, founder of Beal Bank and several other financial firms.Stephen Calk, founder of Federal Savings Bank and National Bancorp Holdings, which is primarily focused on increasing home ownership among veterans.Steven Feinberg, co-founder of private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, which focuses on investing in distressed assets.Howard Lorber, CEO of Vector Group, a publicly traded company involved in the real estate and consumer products industries.Steven Mnuchin, CEO of Dune Capital Management, a private investment firm. Mnuchin is also a former Goldman Sachs executive, and interestingly enough, contributed multiple times to Hillary Clinton when she was a senator.John Paulson, president of hedge fund Paulson & Co.Steven Roth, CEO of Vornado Realty Trust.Now with several economic advisers with real estate backgrounds on his team, will Trump speak out more frequently on the topic of housing and on boosting the homeownership rate? And if Trump is elected, will this group work to increase the homeownership rate?“Relative to housing, I hope this impressive group of economic advisers highlight for Mr. Trump the tight credit market and its negative impact on the ability of middle class families to buy a home in particular minority homebuyers,” said The Collingwood Group Vice Chairman Brian Montgomery, former Assistant Secretary of HUD and FHA Commissioner. “I would also add to the list soaring apartment rental rates especially in urban markets making it nearly impossible for lower income families to live there, a regulatory environment that has driven the cost to originate a mortgage loan to record high levels, and finally how to begin extracting the full faith and credit of the US government from a $6 trillion housing market and bring back private capital.”Trump’s Democratic opponent for the presidency, Hillary Clinton, rolled out a plan to increase the homeownership rate at the beginning of the year, but otherwise has said little about housing.“Housing in general needs to be a topic both candidates give higher priority to,” Montgomery said.center_img August 5, 2016 590 Views Will Trump’s Economic Advisers Help Housing?last_img read more

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Remand for money jar theft

first_imgThree teenagers were remanded at Limassol district court on Friday in connection with the theft of some €8,000 from a woman’s money jar.The case was reported to police by a 25-year-old woman after she noticed the money jar which she was saving money for her child’s treatment abroad was stolen.Police arrested two teenagers, 15 and 17 that are in her close circle in connection to the case. A 19-year-old male was also arrested for helping them.Court heard the girls had stolen the money to help his drug addiction.The three were remanded for eight days.Police continue investigations.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Rep Frederick supports choice for high school students

first_img Categories: Frederick News,News State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, today voted on the House floor in support of merit curriculum legislation that will give high school students more education choices and help better connect with 21st century jobs.The legislation was approved Tuesday by the House Workforce and Talent Committee, which Frederick chairs.  Testifiers in support included Dr. Kari Selleck, curriculum director at Owosso Public Schools.“The message from parents and many educators has been clear; we need to give students the opportunity to explore the fields that align with their educational interests,” said Frederick, who co-sponsored all four bills. “We’ve got employers looking right now for young professionals proficient in skilled trades, computer coding and other in-demand specializations, but not enough people are available to fill the positions despite many high schools and ISDs having training programs.  Some of this problem can be addressed thorough increased flexibility in class choices and schedule options at the local level to allow students to pursue several different pathways.”The four bills in the package will:Allow students to fulfill a 21st Century Skills requirement by completing a combination of career/technical education (CTE) or visual/performing arts courses.Allow for one of two required foreign language credits to be achieved through a CTE course, computer coding or certain visual/performing arts courses. This is current law, but legislation would remove the 2021 expiration date.Allow the completion of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration general industry or construction training program within a CTE program to fulfill a health education requirement.Allow a Statistics course to be an alternative to Algebra II within current Michigan merit standards that require at least four mathematic credits to graduate.House Bills 4315-4318 advance to the Senate for its consideration.##### 30Mar Rep. Frederick supports choice for high school studentslast_img read more

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