first_imgNew Delhi: The world ranking says so and India football captain Sunil Chhetri too has no qualms in conceding that the national women’s team is better than the men’s side. The men’s team is currently ranked 103rd out of 211 countries. It was in the top-100 last year. The women’s side is currently at 62nd out of 152 nations. Chhetri, the poster boy of Indian football with second most goals among active international players, praised the national women’s team for its fifth consecutive SAFF title win. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”Extremely proud of all of you. I have always maintained that the women’s team is much better than the men,” Chhetri said in a release from the All India Football Federation. “Go there, and give your best in Myanmar. I have been keeping a track of all of you playing. Keep up the good work,” Chhetri said. The women’s team will feature in the round 2 of the Olympic qualifiers which kick off in Mandalay, Myanmar from April 3. India have been clubbed with hosts Myanmar, Nepal and Indonesia. All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel also congratulated the women’s side on its success. “Congratulations to our women’s football team for winning the SAFF Championship. You have once again proved that you are the true champions. Keep up the good work and add many feathers of success to your crown. Best wishes,” he said.last_img read more

2 October 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari today met with the South-East Asian nation’s top general on the last day of his mission in response to the deteriorating situation there amid reports of the use of force and of the arrest and beating of demonstrators. The meeting with Senior General Than Shwe in Naypyitaw, the capital, “to discuss the current situation in Myanmar” lasted over one hour, a UN news release from Geneva said. It came as the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva opened a special session on Myanmar amid denunciations of the “the brutal crack-down” by the authorities and calls for decisive international action to prevent a repeat of the massacres that marked a pro-democracy uprising nearly two decades ago. Mr. Gambari, who also met with other members of the senior leadership, later returned to Yangon, the main city, where he met with leading democracy advocate and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for the second time. He has now left Myanmar to return to New York to report to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the outcome of his mission. When he announced the mission last week, Mr. Ban called on the authorities “to exercise utmost restraint toward the peaceful demonstrations taking place, as such action can only undermine the prospects for peace, prosperity and stability in Myanmar.” He urged the country’s senior leadership to cooperate fully with the mission “in order to take advantage of the willingness of the United Nations to assist in the process of national reconciliation through dialogue.” read more

More than 400 government representatives have pledged to strengthen cooperation in the implementation of a United Nations treaty to fight desertification, as a two-week discussion on ways to improve action against the spread of drylands wrapped up today in Rome.”The conference enabled governments to identify and share best practices that can successfully tackle the problem of both desertification and poverty,” said Hama Arba Diallo, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). “It will serve countries to streamline their policies as they are now either preparing their national action programmes or starting to implement them.”During the first meeting of the Committee to Review the Implementation of the UNCCD, case studies presented by governments highlighted the link between desertification, food security and poverty. Delegates called for integrating anti-desertification programmes into national development strategies in order to tackle both desertification and poverty in dryland rural areas.The Convention, which came into force in 1996 and has 185 parties, is the only binding international legal instrument to address the issue of desertification and recurring droughts.According to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), desertification affects more than 110 countries worldwide and threatens the livelihood of over 1.2 billion people. If left unchecked, arable land is expected to shrink by one-third in Asia, two-thirds in Africa and one-fifth in South America, exacerbating food insecurity, economic loss and mass migration from dryland rural areas where the world’s poorest reside. read more

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service commissioner said Friday the agency will not share with Congress additional details about its lost emails related to the ongoing tea party investigation until its own review is finished because he said Republicans are releasing inaccurate, interim information. “We’re not going to dribble out the information and have it played out in the press,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said. He added that any emails recovered from inside the agency will be shared with lawmakers as they were found. Nevertheless, it was a remarkably bold statement for an executive branch official to make to the congressional committee that oversees its activities.Koskinen’s promise to allow the IRS to complete its internal investigation before sharing its findings with Congress about lost emails stored on malfunctioned computers was intended to blunt what has become a fierce, politically charged inquiry ahead of this year’s congressional elections. The IRS is accused of improperly reviewing applications of tea party and other conservative groups for tax-exempt status.Friday’s congressional hearing was unusually tense, as the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan, and other Republicans occasionally interrupted Koskinen and pressed him on other questions before Koskinen had an opportunity to answer. Some Democrats apologized to Koskinen.The senior Democrat on the committee, Rep. Sander Levin of Mich., chided his colleagues that, “Witnesses deserve some respect.”Republicans were contentious.“This is the most corrupt and deceitful IRS in history,” Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas said. “Calling this IRS the most corrupt in history ignores a lot of history and seems to me a classic overreaction to a problem that we are dealing with seriously,” Koskinen responded.last_img read more

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Naval Submarine Base New London averted closure in the 2005 round of base closures, but leaders from eastern Connecticut realize the installation likely would be a target in a future BRAC round. The experience in staving off closure, though, has helped prepare advocates for the Groton sub base to defend it once again if necessary, according to a forum held earlier this month at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus.“One of the amazing things about 2005 was that we put together Team Connecticut and pointed out the base did have military value, and that the process itself was rigged,” said former Rep. Rob Simmons (R).The key to saving the base in 2005 was community support, Simmons stressed, reported the Norwich Bulletin. “We’ve got to be absolutely on board as a team to fight it,” he said.Of course, community leaders won’t be starting from scratch in a future BRAC. Local businesses and chambers of commerce have forged a much tighter relationship with the Navy, said Tony Sheridan, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut. The chamber now has a military affairs committee that works closely with the Navy.The state has invested $14 million in facility improvements at the sub base, helping it to modernize and prepare for expansion.“We should never let our guard down, but should be very proud of the progress we’ve made,” said Bob Ross, executive director of the state Office of Military Affairs.While it remains highly uncertain when Congress would approve a new BRAC round, eastern Connecticut believes it already knows the winning formula to preserving its sub base — overwhelming community support.“Everyone felt that this is their base [in the 2005 round],” Simmons said.last_img read more

first_imgSen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, speaks in April 2017. Micciche supports a bill to impose a limit on state government spending. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)The Alaska Senate is considering a bill intended to limit how much the state government spends.Listen nowWhen oil prices soared in 2008, so did Alaska’s state spending. Soldotna Republican Sen. Peter Micciche said that if the state had the limit he supports back then, it would have spent less — and it would have another $15 billion in savings.“It’s not too late to make the changes in the future that we need to make, to ensure we don’t put ourselves in the same position that we’re in today,” Micciche said.Alaska does have a limit on spending in its state constitution. But the amount allowed under the constitutional limit has grown so much that the state is nowhere near it.Under Senate Bill 196, spending on state government departments couldn’t be more than $4.1 billion in the fiscal year starting next year. That’s a little more than the amount that Gov. Bill Walker proposed for the year starting this July.The limit would make a few exceptions. State payments to increase the Alaska Permanent Fund, permanent fund dividends and capital spending wouldn’t count toward the limit. And payments that the state is obligated to make to pay off debts also would be excluded.The limit would grow based on inflation.Anchorage Republican Sen. Natasha von Imhof said the spending cap would provide stability.“We can set something in place that people can predict for several years in the future and budget for,” von Imhof said. “And I think that just provides confidence. It provides predictability. And that is what we need for a future economic growth and investment.”Former Division of Water Director Michelle Hale opposed the bill.Hale said applying the limit could force cuts to state services.“Spending caps and arbitrary cuts are blunt tools. They’re blind,” Hale said. “If we say we have to cut by another $100 million this year and turn that over to the agencies to do, basically the Legislature is abrogating its responsibility to the state and the people of the state of Alaska.”The Senate Finance Committee discussed the bill Thursday and plans to consider it again Friday.last_img read more

first_imgJagtial: Joint Collector B Rajesham ordered the officials of concerned departments to solve all the issues pertaining to the retired employees. He attended as a chief guest at the Pension Adalat programme to solve various issues of pensioners and retired employees, at the conference hall of Rural Development Office in Jagtial on Friday.Speaking on the occasion, Joint Collector B Rajesham said that it is the minimum responsibility of the officials to solve the issues of thousands of employees, who retired after rendering better services, without keeping them in pending. The officials along with the staff members of various government departments, who are in service, must remember that they too will retire someday. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us So, whenever an issue of a retired employee comes to their notice, they must take immediate steps to solve them, he ordered. The JC said that it came to his notice about some issues with the pensions related to 14 retired employees in the district. After reviewing the issues, he gave suggestions to solve them within a week and also created awareness about the documents that must be submitted to the employees, who approach them seeking pensions. District Treasury Officer S Padma, District Audit Officer B Sujatha, ATO Srinivas and other officials were present along with others.last_img read more

first_imgTrinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee described the Centre sending the advisory as a conspiracy against the state government.Major conspiracy by BJP home minister to destabilise #Bangla govt will be countered: Partha Chatterjeeবাংলাকে অশান্ত করার ষড়যন্ত্রের বিরুদ্ধে প্রতিরোধ হবে: তৃণমূলRead More >> https://t.co/X5SK79muh3 pic.twitter.com/JBOXVDfssV— All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) June 10, 2019 BJP in the state took to twitter and blamed the TMC workers for the murder of Anil Singh, a BJP worker from Englishbazar, on Wednesday, June 12,  just hours before the march.Anil Singh, another BJP worker from Englishbazar, Malda was brutally murdered and burnt by @mamataofficial’s goons. He was missing from last few days. Why are the chest thumping liberals of ‘award wapasi’ fame silent now? Is it because West Bengal is not ruled by the BJP, yet? pic.twitter.com/WN3Ajhuxb4— BJP Bengal (@BJP4Bengal) June 12, 2019The state had seen violence in the run up to the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections as well. West Bengal Governor, Keshari Nath Tripathi, also expressed concern after the violence North 24 Parganas district, on June 8. “Governor Tripathi is sad at unfortunate loss of lives and properties of citizens. Extends his heartfelt sympathy for families of deceased. Appeals to all to see to it that no violent incidents take place, and peace and harmony prevail in state,” the governor’s press secretary said. West Bengal BJP leader Mukul Roy wrote to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah on June 11, claiming that there has been a “complete breakdown of state machinery and if steps are not taken urgently to contain the situation, the same will go out of hands.”West Bengal: BJP leader Mukul Roy writes to Home Minister Amit Shah in response to the letter TMC wrote to HM on June 9; states,’There has been a complete breakdown of state machinery and if steps are not taken urgently to contain the situation, the same will go out of hands.’ pic.twitter.com/2tCLcTJOCl— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2019center_img Kolkata Police resorted to teargas shelling and used water cannons to disperse the mob.TwitterThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers were lathi-charged and tear-gassed by the Kolkata Police on Wednesday, June 12, during a rally conducted to protest against the killing of its party workers in the state. “Several BJP workers including state general secretary Raja Banerjee were injured in the lathi-charge,” the official Twitter handle of BJP in Bengal tweeted. Close to one lakh people were expected to take part in the march held by the BJP in West Bengal, which called for the arrest of the killers of BJP workers and demanded maximum punishment for them. The march, which began at central Kolkata’s Subodh Mullick Square, was supposed to conclude at the Kolkata Police Headquarters in Lalbazar. The state has seen numerous instances of political violence in the days after the Lok Sabha election of 2019. Both the Trinamool Congress and BJP have blamed each other for the political killings of party workers and stoking political unrest. TwitterEvents that led to the present situation in the state:Ahead of the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha 2019 elections, Amit Shah held a roadshow in West Bengal on May 14, during which a violent clash broke out between the TMC and BJP workers. The Vidyasagar college was ransacked and the statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was vandalised. “Today, the way BJP’s roadshow got a response in Kolkata, with almost every citizen attending it, TMC’s goons were frustrated and so attacked it. I would like to congratulate the BJP workers as even after such chaos the roadshow continued and concluded at the planned place and time,” Amit Shah had said, after the incident. Amit Shah had also accused the TMC of creating an atmosphere of violence in West Bengal. Speaking at a press conference at the BJP headquarter in Delhi, Shah said: “In the last six phases, only Bengal has witnessed violence. Mamata Banerjee claims that BJP is behind the violence [in Bengal]. I want to tell her you are fighting on just 42 seats. We are fighting across the country. We are pitted against everyone but there has been no violence elsewhere.” Responding to Shah’s comments, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that she will give a befitting reply to the BJP hooligans who vandalised Vidyasagar college. Sharing videos of the incident on Twitter, TMC leader Derek O’Brien also said: “Desperate BJP goons from outside Bengal smash a statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar inside the college. Violent mob of BJP ‘outsiders’ in presence of Pukeworthy Shah. How little you know about Bengal, its rich history, its culture. Bengal will never forgive for what you did today.” Tensions between BJP and the ruling TMC only increased after BJP managed to secure 18 out of the total 42 seats in the LS polls. The Trinamool Congress had to settle with 22 seats while the Congress party won two seats in the state. CM Mamata Banerjee also imposed a ban on victory processions of the BJP earlier this month, stating that they were triggering violence across Bengal, and instructed the police to take “strong action against BJP leaders if they try to create trouble”. The BJP, however, had reportedly vowed to defy the ban on its political programmes, including victory processions. The BJP in the state observed a “black day” across the state on June 10 to protest against the killings of its workers. Further clashes had broken out during the day when police allegedly stopped BJP workers from taking away the bodies of the slain party workers. Instances of continuing tension in the state:    A Bharatiya Janata Party worker in West Bengal was killed while putting up the party’s flags in Burdwan district on May 30.Two Trinamool Congress workers were killed in two separate incidents in West Bengal, on June 4 and 5. TMC supporters blamed BJP for both the killings. BJP MP from Cooch Behar refuted the claims made by TMC workers and said that the killings took place because of personal issues.Three BJP workers and a TMC worker were killed in a clash that broke out over removing party flags in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, on June 8. The BJP carried out a bandh, blocked roads and held protests across the state afterwards.The Home Ministry issued an advisory on June 9, stating that the Centre had viewed the current situation in West Bengal with “deep concern.” “The centre has expressed deep concern over continuing violence in West Bengal even after conclusion of General Elections and issued an advisory to the State Government,” a senior home ministry official reportedly said.West Bengal government called the instances of violence “stray post-poll clashes” and said that “firm and appropriate actions” were initiated in all cases of violence in a letter addressed to the Union Home Ministry on June 9. “The situation is under control and it may not be construed under any circumstance to be a failure on the part of the law enforcement machinery of the State to maintain the rule of law and impure confidence among the people,” the letter said.Families of victims of post-poll violence to be offered compensation: Bangla CMরাজনৈতিক হিংসায় সকল নিহতদের পরিবারকে ক্ষতিপূরণ দেওয়া হবে: মুখ্যমন্ত্রীRead More >> https://t.co/UMJXbVBPnF pic.twitter.com/1KdZk6fZgk— All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) June 11, 2019last_img read more

first_img Share Craig LemoultGarbage and debris pile up outside of homes damaged from flooding.Driving around Greater Houston in recent days, you’ve surely seen the debris piles. Heaped at the curbs of many homes and businesses, residents are cleaning out their flood-damaged properties.You’ll see soggy furniture, appliances, stripped-out sheetrock, and countless other belongings destroyed by the murky floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. And then multiply those contents by the thousands of homes affected by the storm and you can’t help but wonder where all this trash will go – and how?Mayor Sylvester Turner says he’s making debris collection a priority throughout the city, but he doesn’t know how long that’ll take.“What I’ve said is that we will operate with the highest degree of urgency, that we will expand our capacity, trucks, contracts,” he says.San Antonio has sent contractors to Houston to assist with the effort, and the cities of Austin and Dallas plan to join in as well. With the additional help, the mayor says Houston’s landfills will have no problem accommodating it all.“One thing about Houston, you know, we’re a big city we have capabilities other cities do not have,” he says.The flood damaged 126,000 homes. Houston’s solid waste department says it’ll take on average one large garbage truck per household to remove all the debris.To learn more about efforts to clean up debris in one particular neighborhood, we talk with News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter, who’s been covering this story. She recently talked with a family in southeast Houston that’s trying to clean out their flooded house. And she talked with a supervisor with the city’s Solid Waste Department who’s working the neighborhood.last_img read more

first_img Share APThis undated artist rendering provided by the Galveston Police Department shows a depiction of a boy that police are asking for the public’s help to identify. The young boy’s body was found on a beach in Southeast Texas. Galveston police say the boy, aged 3 to 5 years, was found Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Police are sifting through hundreds of tips and leads to discover the name of the little boy whose body was found on a deserted beach in Southeast Texas last week. (The Galveston Police Department via AP)The mother of a 4-year-old boy whose naked body was found on a South Texas beach last year admitted to authorities that she beat him and denied him medical care after he suffered a head injury from running into a wall, then drove to Galveston in the middle of the night and dumped the body in the water, according to court documents.Galveston police identified the child as Jayden Alexander Lopez. Authorities had named him “Little Jacob” after no one came forward to report him missing.Galveston police chief Vernon Hale announced Wednesday that the child’s mother, Rebecca Rivera, and her girlfriend Dania Amezquita-Gomez, had been arrested and charged with fabricating or tampering with physical evidence.An affidavit says Rivera, in an interview on Tuesday, told authorities she woke up in the middle of the night after her son had died, carried his body to her vehicle and drove to Galveston with her other young child and Amezquita-Gomez.According to an affidavit, she said she put her dead son into the water because he went to the beach previously and he liked the water.Last month, in an interview with authorities, Amezquita-Gomez acknowledged being in the vehicle but did not give any other details about where they went or about the dead child being in the vehicle, according to the affidavit. She reported being too drunk to remember the details.APThis undated photo provided by the Galveston Police Department shows Rebecca Rivera. Galveston police on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, announced that the unidentified 4-year-old boy whose body was found eight months ago washed ashore in South Texas had now been identified as Jayden Alexander Lopez, and his mother, Rivera, and her girlfriend have been arrested and are charged with fabricating or tampering with physical evidence. Investigators say they’re trying to determine whether the mother was connected to her son’s death. (The Galveston Police Department via AP)Rivera admitted that she abused the boy, saying “she was stressed out and took this out on Jayden by striking him with ‘whatever I could find,’” according to the court documents.Rivera told authorities that about two weeks before the boy’s death, he had bumped into a wall, causing a head injury. Rivera told police she used alcohol to clean the injury but she and her girlfriend began to argue, causing the alcohol to spill onto the child’s face.According to the court documents, she said her child’s face started to swell, and over the next two weeks his health “deteriorated.” He reportedly complained of stomach aches and became visibly more lethargic, the mother told police.Rivera also told police her girlfriend blamed the child for problems in the couple’s relationship, the affidavit says.Jail records did not list attorneys for either woman.Bryan Gaines, a supervisory senior resident agent with the FBI, called the crime “appalling” at a press conference Wednesday announcing the arrests.“No one reported Jayden as missing. No one was looking for Jayden. Jayden had no advocate other than us,” he said. “Someone took a beautiful, innocent child and discarded him in the ocean as if he was a piece of trash.”Investigators made the unusual move of releasing a photo of the face of the dead boy earlier this year, hoping it would generate new leads about his identity. Authorities had previously released a sketch of the child with a phone number to call with tips. Police on Wednesday said tips led to a possible name for the boy and a DNA comparison led to the positive identification.Lois Gibson, the forensic artist who created the sketch, said she was at home when she heard news of a break in the case.“I cried, I cried with relief,” said Gibson, who works as forensic artist at the Houston Police Department.last_img read more

first_img Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more November 10, 2009 – Vital Images and Intel, a world leader in silicon innovation, have integrated Intel’s Xeon 5500 processor series into Vital Images’ advanced visualization solution with the aim of decreasing clinical dataset load times compared to previous capabilities. As datasets continue to increase in size, which is particularly prevalent in cardiovascular and neurological cases, the need for quick clinical information becomes critical. The result of combining technologies is more efficient workflows, improved performance, reduced costs and a positive impact on patient care. Vital Images volumetric compression was specifically designed to take advantage of the latest microprocessor technology from Intel called Xeon 5500 processor series. For example, the processing of a 4D brain perfusion study in Vital Images’ Vitrea fX software – with no changes to the algorithm code – is 34 percent faster on an Intel Xeon 5500 processor series than on an identically clocked Intel Xeon processor 5482 series. The improved processing speed provides cost savings and increased efficiency by decreasing the time to read studies, enabling more studies to be read in a the same amount of time. For more information: www.vitalimages.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read morecenter_img News | November 10, 2009 Vital Images, Intel Boost Processing Speed for Radiology Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Related Contentlast_img read more

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