New Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah figures in all the Cabinet committees constituted by the government, a development that highlights his importance in the second Modi dispensation.While Shah is a member of all the eight committees, details of which were released by the government on Thursday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s name figured in all but one of them. The government has reconstituted six committees to reflect the changes in the new dispensation and formed two new Cabinet panels to deal with issues like investment, growth, employment and skill development, amid concerns over an economic slowdown. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twistDefence Minister Rajnath Singh, who was the home minister in the preceding government and member of six committees, is now a member of only two panels – economic affairs and security. He is not a member of the cabinet committee on political affairs. The induction of Shah, who is also the BJP president, in the government has led many political observers to believe that he will be the second most powerful person in the new dispensation. The new appointment has further cemented his position. Shah had chaired an informal meeting of several Cabinet ministers, including External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Commerce and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, besides Sitharaman, on June 4 over crude oil related issues.
New Delhi: The process of setting up of over 1,000 fast-track special courts across the country to deal with pending cases of rape is likely to begin on October 2, the Law Ministry has said.The Department of Justice in the Law Ministry had proposed to set up 1,023 fast-track courts at a total budget of Rs 767.25 crore. The central support of Rs 474 crore for one year will be funded under the Nirbhaya Fund. The fund was announced by the Centre in 2013 after the December 16, 2012 gangrape and murder of a student in Delhi, to support the initiatives of governments and NGOs working towards the safety of women. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsIn a letter to the Cabinet Secretariat on August 8, the Department of Justice has said after the recommendation of the expenditure finance committee on July 11 and approval of the law minister, the case has been forwarded to the finance minister for approval. A statement from the Women and Child Development Ministry had earlier said that in the first phase, 777 such courts may be set up in nine states, and in the second phase, 246 courts will be set up. Parliament had recently approved amendments to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The law deals with the sexual abuse of children. The changes to the law include enhancement of punishment to include the death penalty for child sex abuse.
TORONTO – A woman suffered burns to her hands after her cellphone caught fire on an Air Canada flight while it sat on the tarmac in Toronto, the airline said Thursday.The incident happened around 7 a.m. as the plane was at a gate before its scheduled departure to Vancouver from Pearson International Airport, said Air Canada spokesperson Peter Fitzpatrick.Fitzpatrick said the fire was immediately put out and the plane’s 266 passengers did not have to evacuate.“It was very contained,” he said. “However customers seated around the incident were invited to deplane so we could clean up the residue from the extinguisher.”Paramedics said the woman suffered first-degree burns and was transported to a local hospital.The flight was able to take off for Vancouver after a two hour delay, Fitzpatrick said, noting that the plane — one of the airline’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner models — did not sustain any damage.Joe Cressy, a Toronto city councillor, was one of the passengers on the flight, and described hearing yelling on board before seeing smoke in the cabin.“Any time you’re in a plane and you look behind you and there’s smoke and yelling, there’s a moment of real concern and fear,” said Cressy. “But frankly, thanks to the exceptionally professional response of the Air Canada staff, that concern went away and we were up in the air in two hours.”Cressy said that the situation changed quickly from him wondering whether he was in danger to only having to worry how long the delay would be.“Had this happened while we were mid-flight it would be a very different feeling,” said Cressy. “But the fact we were on the tarmac alleviated the situation to some degree.”Robin Smith, a spokesman for the airport’s operator, said that while they haven’t heard of any phone-related fires at Pearson in the past year, phones catching fire are not entirely unheard of.“In general terms, they’re not uncommon, because there have had to be rules made for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7,” said Smith, referencing a phone that was recently banned from certain flights because of a risk of catching fire.“Lithium battery volatile problems are enough of an issue that it’s a common topic of discussion and you see photos popping up online.”It wasn’t immediately clear what type of cellphone was involved in Thursday’s incident.
Marc Kielberger will be the keynote speaker at a concert at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre to benefit his charity Free the Children and inspire youth to change the world for the better.A well-known Canadian social activist is coming to Brock for a benefit concert at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre.Marc Kielburger, co-founder of Free the Children and Me to We, will be the keynote speaker at a concert benefiting his Free the Children charity that he established with his brother Craig.The concert happens Wednesday, May 22 and features performances by Neverest, Remigio Pereira, the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Young Stitch, Sese, Chris Witoski and Ali.Free the Children is the world’s largest network of children helping children through education. The charity supports both local and global initiatives.Proceeds from the concert will go to one local initiative and one global initiative. The event focuses on the message that together we can make a difference in the world, with the hope of inspiring young people to take action towards social justice and empowering them to change the world.“Kids are our future,” said Remigio Pereira, a Niagara-native and member of The Tenors (formally the Canadian Tenors). “Brightening their day today will brighten our days tomorrow. Using our voices to entertain is one thing but using it for the betterment of humanity is everything.”Showtime is 7:30 p.m. in the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre. A special VIP meet and greet with Pereira and Kielburger is at 6:30 p.m. in the David S. Howes Theatre lobby.Tickets are $25 for students and $59 for adults plus HST. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $100, which includes premium seating and the pre-show wine and cheese meet and greet with Pereira and Kielburger.Tickets can be purchased at the box office Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by calling 905-688-5550 x3257. They are also available online.
A UN spokesman said the Secretary-General “was gravely concerned” to learn that members of the UN verification mission, currently in Lebanon to verify the full withdrawal of Syrian troops, military assets and intelligence apparatus, were denied freedom of movement as Palestinian armed elements fired warning shots in the air when they were inspecting sites in the Beka’a Valley.Mr. Annan called on the Government of Lebanon to make sure the members of the mission were safe at all times and expected the mission to enjoy full and unconditional freedom of movement throughout the country, Stephane Dujarric said at the daily news briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.All parties were expected to implement Security Council resolution 1559, which governs the Syrian withdrawal, Mr. Dujarric said, adding that 1559 also urged the Lebanese Government to extend its exclusive authority over the whole country.Mr. Dujarric said three UN mission members, along with their interpreter and some Lebanese officials, were going to the Beka’a Valley camp on a tip that a Syrian presence might be found there and later said the shots were a warning. The mission would include all such incidents in its report, he added.Meanwhile, the electoral team comprised Carina Perelli, Director of the UN Electoral Assistance Division, and Scott Smith of her staff and they were to remain in Lebanon for about two weeks, he said.The two would help prepare upcoming parliamentary elections, scheduled for 29 May, and assist in arranging the coordination of international observers.
In a statement issued to the press, the 15-member body condemned “the continued attacks on several towns perpetrated by the ‘Seleka’ coalition of armed groups which gravely undermine the Libreville Comprehensive Peace Agreement and threaten the civilian population as well as the stability of the Central African Republic.” The 2008 Libreville Agreement helped bring a degree of stability to CAR, which has a history of political instability and recurring armed conflict. Earlier this week, rebels reportedly captured the northern city of Bambari as well as the area around Bria. “The members of the Security Council reiterate their demand that the armed groups immediately cease hostilities, withdraw from captured cities and cease any further advance towards the city of Bangui,” the statement added, referring to the capital of CAR. “They call on all parties to refrain from any acts of violence against civilians and to respect human rights and emphasize that those responsible for violations should be held accountable. They call again on all parties to seek a peaceful solution by engaging constructively in an appropriate political dialogue.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday condemned the rebel attacks and urged all parties to abide by the decisions of the Summit of the Heads of State of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), held in the Chadian capital of N’Djamena on 21 December, which provide a basis for a peaceful resolution of the dispute. Mr. Ban’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the CAR (BINUCA), Margaret Vogt, continues to engage the Government and the rebel leaders with a view to ensuring a ceasefire and initiating dialogue. Meanwhile, the UN is temporarily relocating dependents and non-essential staff amid the latest violence.
Urban Meyer paces the sideline during the fourth quarter of the Ohio State-Iowa game on Nov. 4. Ohio State lost 24-55. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIOWA CITY, Iowa — After No. 6 Ohio State’s four blowout wins against Army, UNLV, Rutgers and Nebraska, and a crescendo of a 39-38 comeback win versus Penn State, everything that went wrong in the first two weeks of the season against Indiana and Oklahoma seemed to have been fixed. Calls for quarterback J.T. Barrett to be replaced had turned to chants for him to win the Heisman Trophy. A smattering of wideouts and tight ends without roles had become key players to count on with known strengths. Unreliable tight ends had seen increased roles in the offense and an offensive line with question marks blocked consistently. A team which gave up 410 and 386 passing yards against Indiana and Oklahoma, respectively, had shored up its pass defense. The Buckeyes’ run defense and pass rush were good at the beginning of the season, and only improved as the weeks progressed.But as it turns out, a week after Ohio State passed the test of whether the improvements could show against a top-10 team, nothing that worked against Penn State and in the Buckeyes’ three previous blowouts worked against the Hawkeyes.After the 55-24 loss Saturday, head coach Urban Meyer said he was just as surprised as everyone else by the double-digit defeat at the hands of an Iowa team the Buckeyes were double-digit favorites against.“No I didn’t [see the loss coming],” Meyer said. “Going through that thought process right now and I did not.”Even if he did not have an inkling that the post-Penn-State-win team would lay an egg in Iowa, Meyer should recognize the Ohio State team that showed up at Kinnick Stadium. It was the same team that entered halftime tied with Indiana and lost 31-16 to Oklahoma.Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) signals to the offense in the second quarter of the Ohio State-Iowa game on Nov. 4. Ohio State lost 24-55. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorBarrett reverted back to his prior form, completing 18-of-34 passes for 208 yards and tossing a career-high four interceptions. Wide receivers did not make contested catches. Tight end Marcus Baugh caught two passes, but also had two drops. Quarterback Nate Stanley passed for five touchdowns as he shredded Ohio State’s pass defense, heavily relying on play-action passes to pick up consistent yardage. Even Ohio State’s run defense struggled — running back Akrum Wadley averaged 5.9 yards per carry on 20 rushes — and its pass rush only resulted in a single sack, as Stanley often had ample time to survey his receivers.Against the Hawkeyes, the offense could not find the rhythm Meyer said the team was looking for after the Oklahoma loss. The defensive line could not pressure the quarterback enough to avoid the Hawkeyes picking on the Buckeyes’ weak links in the secondary. Just when most people thought the Buckeyes solved their seemingly never-ending problems on both sides of the ball, they resurfaced at the worst possible time.Redshirt senior center Billy Price said Ohio State was waiting for a comeback that never even remotely surfaced.“Anything can change a game. We had a whole fourth quarter to go,” Price said. “We saw it last week, we saw momentum swing. We’re just looking for that spark, it just wasn’t able to pull up this week.”Unlike last week, when Ohio State completed its comeback, the Buckeyes did not play well enough against the Hawkeyes to foreshadow a comeback. Instead, the team’s porous performance in the second and third quarters deserved nothing but a loss.After three 70-plus yard drives following Barrett’s pick-six interception throw, Ohio State picked up just 33 yards on its following seven drives with two ending in interceptions as well. During that time, Iowa scored four touchdowns and kicked a field goal.Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in the second quarter of the Ohio State-Iowa game on Nov. 4. Ohio State lost 24-55. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe team that defeated Penn State might have mounted a comeback, but those Buckeyes had two weeks of preparation for their opponent, were rested and looking for revenge. The Ohio State team that fell to Iowa looked vastly unprepared to play a team hungry for a top-10 win.Even Ohio State’s seemingly strong areas appeared weak against Iowa. Running back J.K. Dobbins averaged 8.5 yards per run on six carries, but rushed just twice after the first quarter. Lewis picked up his team’s only sack. Ohio State’s stupendous run defense suffered.Last week, the Buckeyes held Heisman Trophy candidate Saquon Barkley to 44 yards on 21 carries, including one 36-yard run. Iowa gashed the defense, rushing for more yards per carry (5.4) than any team against Ohio State this season.“Nobody expected that, I don’t think, on the defense because we play defense and take pride in stopping the run,” redshirt senior defensive end Tyquan Lewis said.Ohio State lost not because it beat itself, which nearly happened last weekend against Penn State, but because Iowa won every phase of the game from the first to fourth quarter. The Buckeyes are a good team, not a great one, and they learned that the hard way Saturday.
“A friend to all, a gentle innocent soul who wouldn’t wish ill on anyone. Such a warm and innocent heart, she was the greatest listener, someone who had time for everyone.” Two men have been charged with riot and petrol bomb offences as part of the investigation into the murder of journalist Lyra McKee.The Police Service of Northern Ireland said one of the men, 51, was also charged with arson of a hijacked vehicle, and the other, 38, with the arson and hijacking of a tipper truck.Both men will appear at Londonderry Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.Ms McKee was shot dead while watching disturbances in Londonderry last month. Dissident republican group the New IRA said its members carried out the killing.Two youths aged 15 and 18 who had been arrested in connection with the investigation have been released without charge.The PSNI said: “The charges relate to violent disorder in the Creggan area of Derry/Londonderry on Thursday 18th April as part of the investigation into the murder of Lyra McKee.”Ms McKee’s family paid tribute to her last month, describing her as having a “warm and innocent heart”.”On Thursday 18th April our beautiful Lyra was taken from us,” a tribute from her mother Joan, brothers Gary and David, and sisters Joan Hunter, Nichola Corner and Mary Crossan said.”A daughter, a sister, an aunt, a great-aunt, a partner, a niece, a cousin, and above all, a best friend and confidante to so many of us. 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.
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has no interest in signing a new centre-back this January, despite reports linking him with a move for Chelsea’s Andreas ChristensenThe Danish defender’s future at Chelsea has been in doubt this season with just one Premier League appearance under new coach Maurizio Sarri.The Italian instead prefers to opt for David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger at the heart of the Chelsea defence.Due to this, Christensen’s father recently threatened a permanent January exit for his son with old club Borussia Monchengladbach understood to be interested.But Spanish news outlet Sport reported that Barcelona had made an approach for Christensen in regards to a new loan deal due to French centre-back Samuel Umtiti sidelined through a knee injury and Thomas Vermaelen’s ongoing fitness issues.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.However, Valverde insists he is happy with his defensive options.“We want four centre-backs who can play,” said Valverde in a press conference.“Umtiti could recover and that would be great news for us and would mean that we would have four centre-backs for the rest of the season, although three are left-footed.“We will know more about what happens with him in a little while, but we are Barcelona and want to have a team who can respond. As I said, we’ll see what happens but I’m happy to manage with what I have.”The Catalan giants will take on Levante today in La Liga with kick-off set for 20:45 (CET).
3 Comments Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg James Martin/CNET Facebook was concerned Cambridge Analytica was possibly misusing data from the social network in September 2015, roughly three months before the consultancy was found to have improperly acquired user data for a US presidential campaign, internal emails released Friday show. The emails, which were posted by Facebook Deputy General Counsel Paul Grewal, were made available by the attorney general for the District of Columbia. The correspondence (PDF), which starts in September 2015 and runs through February 2016, provides fresh insight into when Facebook employees became aware of potential problems with the way Cambridge Analytica and other outside companies were using data from the social network. In one early exchange, a Facebook employee calls Cambridge Analytica “a sketchy (to say the least) data modeling company.” Three months later, The Guardian reported that Cambridge Analytica was supporting Ted Cruz’s campaign using Facebook data from tens of millions of Facebook users through an online quiz. The consultancy later worked on Donald Trump’s campaign.”We suspect many of these companies are doing similar types of scraping, the largest and most aggressive on the conservative side being Cambridge Analytica, a sketchy (to say the least) data modeling company that has penetrated our market deeply,” an email dated Sept. 22, 2015, reads. The email asks for help determining what Cambridge Analytica was actually doing. In a post, Grewal said a Facebook engineer could find no evidence that Cambridge Analytica was data-scraping, a form of automated information collection of public data that he called “a serious but frequent problem across the internet.”Roughly two and a half years after the first concerns, Cambridge Analytica was reported to have a received information from roughly 87 million accounts that was harvested through an app called “thisisyourdigitallife” that ostensibly offered personality predictions. The app, developed by a Cambridge University lecturer named Aleksandr Kogan, asked for access to users’ Facebook profiles, locations, what they liked on the service, and their friends’ data. Cambridge Analytica reportedly tapped the information to build profiles of users and their friends, which were used for targeted political ads in the UK’s Brexit referendum campaign, as well as by Trump’s team during the 2016 US election. Cambridge Analytica Facebook Donald Trump Tags Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Politics Mobile Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and your privacy (The 3:59,… 4:51
Alaska is becoming known as a testing ground for renewable energy. As more and more clean energy technology comes on the market, Alaska’s high fuel costs can make investments in things that reduce those costs pay off quickly – in fact it’s already happening.Alaska SeaLife Center Using Resurrection Bay For HeatRenewable Energy Alaska ProjectDownload AudioHOST: Steve Heimel, Alaska Public Radio NetworkGUESTS:Chris Rose, Director, Renewable Energy Alaska ProjectCallers StatewidePARTICIPATE:Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send e-mail to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)Call 550-8422 in Anchorage or 1-800-478-8255 if you’re outside Anchorage during the live broadcastLIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by e-mail, RSS or podcast.TALK OF ALASKA ARCHIVE
The Reserve bank of India has directed Asset Reconstruction Companies to invest 10 percent more in security receipts issued by them. Additionally the apex bank has also asked these companies to disclose the recoveries made under each asset that they acquire.This regulation has been formulated by RBI to consolidate the sale of bad loans in the banking system. Earlier, it was compulsory to invest at least five percent of the security receipts.”The Securitisation Company or Reconstruction Company shall, by transferring funds, invest in the security receipts of each class issued by the trust set up for the purpose of securitisation, an amount not less than 15% under each scheme and shall continue to hold the same on an ongoing basis till the redemption of all the Security Receipts issued under such schemes,” the Central Bank directed in a statement.While organizations believe the step to be a major one, they believe that it is not impossible to follow these guidelines.”We will certainly require more resources to acquire assets from banks as now we will have to hold 15% of the receipts issued by us. This is a major change. But stronger ARCs should not find it difficult to adhere to these guidelines,” Mint quoted V P Shetty, executive chairman of J M Financial ARC.RBI has also asked ARC’s to register the names of defaulters on their website and said that before bidding for the weak assets, a company can request the bank to give a minimum of two weeks to conduct auditing of underlying assets.In case of change in planning period and valuation, the company will be given a maximum of six months to formulate a plan for realization of non-performing assets to be sold.”The new norms would make ARCs more accountable and they will conduct additional due diligence before buying the asset. This will increase the risk for ARCs so they will be careful in purchase of assets,” The Economic Times quoted Badri Narayanan, founder of Third Eye Capital Advisors.The companies have also been directed to provide details of chartered accountants and lawyers.”I think the idea is broadly to ensure that financial assets are dealt with in a way to ensure the maximum value for the underlying real assets and to put the economy back on track in terms of growth,” RBI governor, Raghuram Rajan told reporters on Tuesday, after the announcement of monetary policy.Earlier, RBI had directed banks to form a joint lenders forum in case of any debt worth ₹100 crore or more remains pending for more than two months.During April-June quarter, banks had put up bad loans worth ₹30,000 crore to be sold to ARC’s. In June quarter bad loans worth ₹15,000 crore was sold to ARC by banks, which include retail loans, mid-corporate loans and large corporate accounts.
Justice Gogoi had said some “bigger force” wanted to “deactivate” the office of the CJI.ReutersIn a major development, a former judge of the Supreme Court, Justice A K Patnaik, who is probing an alleged conspiracy against Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi who has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman, will start his inquiry only after an in-house inquiry against CJI Gogoi is completed.The apex court had on Thursday (April 25) appointed Justice Patnaik to head the probe into an alleged conspiracy levelled by advocate Utsav Bains in his two affidavits. The top court also directed the Directors of the CBI and the Intelligence Bureau (IB) besides the Delhi Police Commissioner to cooperate with Justice Patnaik as and when required.The court gave the directions during a hearing on an affidavit filed by advocate Utsav Bains, who has alleged a conspiracy against the Chief Justice after a former Supreme Court staffer alleged sexual harassment.Justice Patnaik, after completing his probe, shall file the report before the bench in a sealed cover, the top court said. It said the case will be listed after J Patnaik files his report.The bench also said that the inquiry by Justice Patnaik shall not affect the proceedings of the Supreme Court.While ordering the Justice Patnaik inquiry, the court said Bains would be bound to disclose all documents. Earlier, Bains had claimed that he had sensitive information that cannot be disclosed.Senior advocate Indira Jaising, while speaking to reporters after the order, said the Chief justice cannot be the master of the roster anymore and that his administrative and judicial work should be suspended till the sexual harassment allegations against him are looked into.She added that all the former staffers of the SC are witnesses in the case and questioned how the Chief Justice, being their ex-boss, could continue in this scenario.Earlier, during the hearing by a three-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra, Jaising asked the court to probe the credentials of Utsav Bains, saying people who come to court, must come with clean hands.She said the bench is heavily consumed in probing the defence of the Chief Justice who is facing allegations of sexual harassment.She contended that such influence on the investigation would prejudice the complaint by the former staffer of the top court against the Chief Justice.The bench assured her that the investigation would be independent.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta intervened by recommending the formation of an SIT, but Jaising protested and requested the court to conduct a judicial inquiry.As per the Solicitor General’s suggestion regarding the formation of SIT into the matter, the bench said: “we can look into this aspect of the investigation.”The court also clarified that this probe would not prejudice the complaint made by the woman against the Chief Justice.The bench told Mehta that this is a very serious matter, and “we want to get to the root of this bench fixing issue, and the issue is so serious that we cannot divulge the details.”The bench observed that some fixer who claims to be a relative of the woman, who levelled sexual harassment charges against the Chief Justice, approached Utsav Bains for removal of the Chief Justice.”We don’t know the identity of this person….we need to find out the truth,” said the bench.The top court said some rich and powerful people want to control its functioning and asserted that the “fixers” must go.”People with money power are trying to run the registry of the top court…this is a really serious matter…people can be killed or maligned if the truth is brought forth…,” the bench said.Justice Mishra said, after learning about the alleged network that is trying to manipulate the Supreme Court, “we are in anguish”.He added that the bench has come to know these fixers are usually represented by senior advocates in the Supreme Court.”We want to tell the rich and powerful of this country that they cannot run the Supreme Court,” said an agitated Justice Mishra.(Inputs from agencies)
Logo of BNPAmid the party’s move to reorganise its grassroots, BNP on Saturday dissolved its Bogura district unit committee.A press release signed by party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said a convening committee of the unit will be formed very soon.After a massive debacle in the 11th parliamentary elections, BNP started reorganising its district units and associate bodies to stage a comeback in politics.The party has already announced the full-fledged and convening committees of its different district units.Besides, the party formed the new committees of its different associate bodies, including Doctors’ Association of Bangladesh (DAB), Agriculturalists’ Association of Bangladesh (AAB), Jatiyatabadi Matsyajibi Dal, Mohila Dal and Tanti Dal.
Heavy clashes and air strikes in Yemen’s third city Taez left at least 36 fighters dead on Sunday, army sources said, as aid workers struggled to make medical deliveries.The fighting between Saudi-backed pro-government forces and Shiite Huthi rebels and their allies killed at least 21 rebels and 15 loyalists, the sources said. New clashes broke out when loyalist forces tried to take back a presidential palace on a hill overlooking the city’s east. Also Read – Nine hurt in accident at fireworks show in French resortLoyalists control the centre of Taez, encircled by the Huthi rebels and allied forces loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh. The city in central Yemen has been a key battleground as forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi seek to regain ground from the Iran-backed Huthis.In a statement on Sunday, aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said essential medical supplies it hoped to deliver to a besieged enclave of the city were being blocked. Also Read – Pakistan Army ‘fully prepared’ to face any challenge: Army spokesman“It is very frustrating that, after weeks of negotiations, we have made no progress in convincing officials of the need to provide impartial medical assistance to the victims of the ongoing fighting within this enclave,” Karline Kleijer, MSF’s emergency manager for Yemen, said. She said that this was despite MSF’s support to health facilities in Huthi-controlled areas.Only six of 20 hospitals in the city of more than 600,000 continue to function due to the conflict, and often only partially, MSF said. “They lack staff, fuel and essential medicines, and are overwhelmed by the high numbers of wounded seeking to access their emergency services on a daily basis,” it said.
A 27-year-old life convict, who allegedly fled from the custody of police soon after being admitted at a hospital here in June, has been arrested, police said On Saturday.The accused, identified as Karambir, alias Sonu, has been a sharp-shooter with a criminal gang and has allegedly been involved in several heinous crimes, including robbery and murder, police said.According to police, the convict is a history-sheeter and has previously served imprisonment terms in jails of Gurgaon, Faridabad and Sonepat. On June 27 this year, Sonu had developed some medical issue for which he was brought to Safdarjung Hospital here from where he had escaped and was nabbed on Saturday, police said.
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. OnGuard November 23, 2010 — Two recently FDA-approved computer-aided detection (CAD) products will be displayed at RSNA Chicago.OnGuard chest X-ray CAD technology was approved by the FDA in June and offers radiologists an opportunity to effectively and consistently detect suspicious, actionable nodules that may be early-stage lung cancer. Using an existing X-ray, OnGuard places markers around regions of the lung that may be early-stage cancer.Also FDA-cleared this year, SoftView from Riverain Medical is a new image enhancement technology that increases the clarity of chest X-rays by suppressing bone on the digital image. SoftView automatically provides a soft tissue image for every chest X-ray.Both enterprise-wide solutions feature universal picture archiving and communication system (PACS) connectivity and require no additional radiation dose or patient procedure.For more information: www.riverainmedical.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | November 23, 2010 CAD Helps Detect Early-Stage Lung Cancer Image courtesy of Imago Systems Related Content News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more
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Primary imaging, such as digital radiography and ultrasound, is the first image before any other imaging; it encompasses 70 percent of all diagnostic medical imaging studies. Working with KMMI Design Thinking specialists, healthcare providers can customize their primary imaging solutions to their individual, evolving needs. This Design Thinking approach, as well as information regarding new solution enhancements will be available at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 scientific assembly and annual meeting, Nov. 29-Dec. 4, in Chicago.In today’s outcomes-focused healthcare environment, providers use the immediate information provided by primary imaging to better diagnose and help choose when to use more expensive, advanced diagnostic tools, such as computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance images (MRIs). 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Both JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo posted strong financial results in the second quarter, with Chase experiencing a 5 percent jump in net income, according to earnings statements released by both banks on Tuesday.Chase’s Q2 net income of $6.29 billion represented an increase of 5 percent from the same quarter a year ago, while the New York-based bank’s period-end balance sheet was down $123 billion in the second quarter. The firm’s core loans were up 12 percent year-over-year in Q2, while the loan-to-deposit ratio of 61 percent in Q2 was a jump of 5 percent from the previous quarter. Consumer and business banking average deposits were up by 9 percent.The net revenue for Chase in Q2, $24.5 billion, was down by 3 percent year-over-year, largely due to a drop in mortgage banking revenue and lower CIB Markets revenue related to business simplification. Chase’s mortgage banking net income declined by 20 percent in Q2, down to $584 million. The substantial decline in mortgage banking was partially offset by asset management growth, according to Chase.”Our company had strong results this quarter, and each of our businesses performed well, with broad and consistent underlying growth,” said Jaime Dimon, Chairman and CEO of Chase. “This quarter was another example of the power of our platform and risk discipline, and of being there for our clients – as we always are – in good time sand in volatile markets.”Wells Fargo’s net income of $5.7 billion for Q2 was virtually unchanged from the same quarter a year ago, while net revenue ticked upward by 1 percent up to $21.3 billion. The San Francisco-based bank saw average loans increase by 5 percent year-over-year in Q2, up to $870.4 billion. Average deposits climbed by 8 percent year-over-year, up to $1.2 trillion. Credit quality also improved as net charge-offs declined by $67 million year-over-year in Q2 down to $650 million, according to the bank’s statement.”Wells Fargo’s second quarter results reflected continued strength in the fundamental drivers of long term growth,” said John Stumpf, Chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo. “Compared with a year ago, we grew loans, deposits and capital, and our balance sheet remained strong. Credit results also improved and we continued to adhere to our disciplined approach to risk management. As the economic and interest rate environments evolved, our diversified business model continued to generate strong results for shareholders, and we were pleased to increase our common stock dividend 7 percent in the second quarter, to $0.375 per share. Wells Fargo is well positioned for the future and I remain confident in the ability of our 266,000 team members to help our customers succeed financially and to serve our communities.” July 14, 2015 459 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News Chase Earning Statement Net Income Second Quarter Wells Fargo 2015-07-14 Seth Welborn Chase and Wells Fargo Earnings Statements Indicate Strong Q2 Results Share
Bank of America Places FHLBank Settlement in the Rearview in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News Share Bank of America announced this week that it has settled four mortgage-related complaints with a Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank), the bank stated in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).The company disclosed in the SEC filing that on April 25, 2016, Bank of America and The FHLBank of Seattle (which merged with FHLBank of Des Moines last year) settled these claims for $190 million, “substantially all of which was previously accrued.”A spokesperson for Bank of America and the FHLBank of Des Moines did not immediately respond to a comment request at the time of publication for this article.Click here to view the SEC Filing.In June 2015, The FHLBank of Des Moines announced in a press release that it will merge with the FHLBank of Seattle. More details concerning this new combination will be included in a related Form 8-K that FHLBank of Des Moines will file with the SEC.”The paperwork has been formally approved and signed and the merger of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle is now official,” said Melvin L. Watt, FHFA director. “As the regulator of the Federal Home Loan Bank System, FHFA views this voluntary merger as consistent with safety and soundness and with the mission of the System to support home mortgage lending and community investment.”This voluntary merger will constitute the first in the 80-year history of the FHLBank system, the cooperative said. The merger closed on May 31, 2015, the two Banks now operate as one.It was a tough first quarter for Bank of America, as the bank experienced a year-over-year decline of 13 percent in net income down to $2.7 billion, or earnings per diluted share of $0.21, according to the bank’s Q1 earnings statement released Thursday.The bank’s net income was also down by $0.6 billion over-the-quarter from Q4’s net income of $3.3 billion, according to Bank of America.Consumer performed well for Bank of American in Q1, with consumer banking’s net income jumping by 22 percent up to $1.8 billion as positive operating leverage was created by higher revenue from increased customer activity combined with lower expenses. The bank’s sales and trading revenue were down by 16 percent in Q1, however.Bank of America’s Legacy Assets and Servicing revenue was down by $235 million, from $914 million down to $669 million due to a decline in net interest income on lower loan balances and a drop in non-interest income. The bank’s mortgage banking income declined due to lower servicing fees and mortgage servicing rights net of hedge results. The factors causing the decline were partially offset by gains on certain loan sales, according to the earnings statement. The number of residential loans serviced by Bank of America that were 60-plus days delinquent declined over-the-year by 42 percent, down to 88,000, during Q1.”This quarter, we benefited from good consumer and commercial banking activity,” said Brian Moynihan, CEO. “Our business segments earned $4.5 billion, up 16 percent from the year-ago quarter. This was partially offset by valuation adjustments from lower long-term interest rates and annual compensation expenses. Despite volatile markets, our Global Markets business produced solid earnings. As always, we are focused on loan and deposit growth and managing expenses. By doing that, we continue to improve on what we do best: helping consumers live their financial lives and helping businesses grow and employ more people.”Click here to view Bank of America’s complete Q1 earnings statement. May 3, 2016 545 Views Bank of America Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle Settlement 2016-05-03 Staff Writer