Using lifts in Gurugram can be a risk to your life

first_imgGurugram: Anup, a technician in his mid 20’s got entangled in the faulty wires of the lift and died on June 9. Following the incident, an FIR under section 304 (death not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was filed against the management of the building. Ever since the incidents, there have been four times when the lift in different residential societies got stuck for more than 30 minutes.In the latest incident, a mother with a three-year-old child got stuck in the lift for more than 45 minutes. They could only be taken out after the doors were broken by the residents of the Signature Global City. To cut costs, various developers are foregoing the mandatory maintenance procedures for the lifts that are now resulting in adverse situations. Even though it is mandatory that lifts must be surveyed after every alternate year by the proper authorities, most of the lifts have not been maintained for more than five years. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkWith residents now lodging a large number of complaints against the builders, the Gurugram police have begun serving notices to the erring builders before taking action against them. In 2019 itself, 15 complaints were reported regarding the malfunctioned lifts. “We are receiving a large number of complaints of the malfunctioned lifts. We have now begun to serve notices to the builders before we initiate action against them,” said a senior police official from Gurugram police. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsNot only this year but in 2018 a woman had to undergo surgery after her lift fell from the ninth floor of a condominium society in DLF Phase-4. Along with the woman, three more people who were with her had sustained grievous injuries. What is however proving to be a major concern is that not only in the residential societies but even the government buildings faulty lifts have proved to be dangerous. There have been two occasions in which the lifts in district mini secretariat have got stuck. In one of the situations, one of the people who was trapped was a 90-year-old woman. “The main problem is that there is a big scam at play where the builders in collusion with the public agencies have now begun to play with our life. While the money that should be paid for maintenance is being looted by the builders, the public agencies, on the other hand, are not helping hundreds of residents by not conducting proper audits,” said Parag Srivastava, a city resident.last_img read more

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Sara sets trend for celeb behaviour says Rishi

first_imgNew York: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has praised actress Sara Ali Khan saying she has set an example on how celebrities should behave at the airport. “Wonderful Sara. You set examples how celebrities should behave at the airport. No harm at all tugging your own baggage, no chamchas to receive and the icing on the cake! No dark glasses or an airport look,” the yesteryaer heartthrob, who is currently undergoing treatment here tweeted. “You show confidence with no insecurities. Atta girl,” he added. The “Bobby” actor retweeted an article that mentioned that Sara was seen carrying her own luggage at the airport.last_img read more

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RRB JE exam paper leak 1 candidate his associates booked

first_imgThane: An offence has been registered by the city police in connection with the alleged leak of a question paper of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) computer-based test (CBT) held recently, an official said on Sunday.Jitin Kumar Sagar, who appeared for the test in Thane, was booked along with his unidentified associates on Saturday under IPC sections, including 420 (cheating), 120 B (criminal conspiracy) and various sections of the Information Technology (IT) Act, senior inspector of Kasarvadavali police station, Kishore Khairnar, said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The online test for the posts of Junior Engineer (JE), Depot Material Superintendant (DMS) and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA) was conducted on August 28. However, the question paper for the JE post was allegedly leaked and its screenshots were circulated on social media, police said. “For the test, Career Heights institute in Thane was appointed as the exam control agency, which was coordinating with the Satvat Infosol Pvt Ltd based in Chennai,” Khairnar said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KTotal 300 candidates appeared for the test at the Thane centre. However, the next day the Chennai-based agency found some issue with one of the computers. During the check, it was found that a remote access device had been connected to the CPU of that computer,” he said. Further probe revealed that screenshots of certain questions for the Junior Engineer test had been circulated on social media from that computer. On the basis of the roll number, it was found that Sagar had used that computer during the exam, Khairnar said.last_img read more

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A bears best friend Alberta naturalist Charlie Russell dies at 76

first_imgAn Alberta naturalist who lived with bears to learn that people are part of nature and not separate from it has died.Charlie Russell, who died Monday in hospital, was 76.“The bears of the world have lost their best friend,” said Russell’s brother Gord, speaking from the cabin overlooking Waterton National Park in Alberta where the two lived.Charlie Russell, son of the renowned conservationist Andy Russell, was raised in the foothills of southern Alberta. He grew up to be rancher — until 1960, when his father took him and his brother to help shoot a documentary on bears.“It was a big adventure for me,” he recalled in a 2013 magazine profile.The family travelled widely in search of grizzlies. Over the course of the shoot, young Charlie discovered something important.“Everyone thought of the bears as being ferocious and aggressive, willing to kill at any moment. But I came to see them as peace-loving animals who just wanted to get along.”The idea of discovering more about these compelling creatures by living with them came to dominate his life.He began experimenting with ways to co-exist on his ranch, then rented out his land to become a full-time guide for the first company in Canada to offer grizzly eco-tours.Eventually, he raised enough money to undertake an even bolder move.For 13 years starting in the 1990s, Russell lived in Kamchatka, a peninsula in eastern Russia that is rife with grizzlies. Living in a cabin reachable only by plane, surrounded by a lightweight electric fence, he set about living companionably among some of the most feared predators on the planet.The experience resulted in four books as well as feature documentaries on PBS and BBC.“What I learned from my experience is that grizzly bears — even adult males — are not unpredictable, and losing their fear of humans does not make them dangerous,” Russell later said. “In fact, the more we abuse bears, the more angry and unpredictable bears become.”But Russell learned a bigger lesson, said Kevin van Tighem, a longtime friend and former superintendent of Banff National Park.“He got to know bears as individuals, as a species capable of forming relationships. Charlie was one of those few people who don’t assume that human beings are what it’s all about.“It goes to placing humans inside nature.”Russell approached nature not as a scientist looking for data, but as an observer looking for life, said his friend Larry Simpson of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.“He probably understood grizzly bears better than any human being who ever lived.“He certainly changed my thinking about the depth of intellect that must be there among those animals.”Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips praised Russell’s contributions. He fought to end the grizzly hunt and for the creation of Castle Wildland Park, soon to be named for Russell’s father Andy.He also influenced Phillips’ recent decision to loosen restrictions on raising orphan bear cubs.“That kind of thoughtful advocacy was very helpful to me. He was patient, he was kind.”Russell changed a lot of people’s thinking about living with wildlife, said van Tighem.“I think he’s had a great influence. We can’t go back from where Charlie’s brought us. We’ve learned too much.”And, perhaps, about more than wildlife.“If you’re going to approach learning about bears that way, it really affects the way you’re approaching life and nature in general,” van Tighem said. “There’s a great deal to be learned from that.”Gord Russell has only one memory of his brother interacting with bears. His voice grows stronger as he describes it.“We were sitting on the porch and the bears came to visit. We had one that would come right onto the porch, not trying to put a paw on us or anything but just being there. (Charlie was) welcoming and calm, not particularly talkative.“They’d be here for a few minutes before they went on with earning a living. They don’t take too much time for social stuff.“It was fantastic.”—Follow Bob Weber on Twitter at @row1960last_img read more

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Alberta law allows oil cuts to BC Premier Kenney says wont use

first_imgEDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government now has the power to reduce oil flows to British Columbia in the fight over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Kenney says he called B.C. Premier John Horgan after the cabinet proclaimed a bill into law just after being sworn in on Tuesday.He says it was a cordial discussion and he emphasized to Horgan that it’s not Alberta’s intention to use the legislation right away, but that the province will defend its interests.The bill was passed by Alberta’s former NDP government but never activated.Kenney says it is important to make it clear that Alberta will take action if necessary to respond to what he calls B.C.’s obstruction of the Trans Mountain expansion, which would allow more oil to be moved from Alberta to tankers on the west coast.Opposition Leader Rachel Notley has said that proclaiming the bill but not acting on it is a foolish move because it opens up a possible legal challenge from B.C., which could tie up the legislation in court. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Cindy Crawford recreates iconic Super Bowl ad 26 years later

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Cindy Crawford is heading back to the Super Bowl: The model has recreated her iconic 1992 Super Bowl ad for Pepsi, now featuring her 18-year-old son.Crawford recently filmed the commercial, which will debut at Super Bowl 52 on Feb. 4. It includes her son, Presley Walker Gerber, as well as footage from Michael Jackson’s memorable Pepsi commercial.The 51-year-old said she didn’t hesitate to recreate the ad 26 years later, especially since she was able to work with her son.“Just as a mother, we drove to work together that day and we shared the same trailer. And when he was doing his thing, I was just a proud mom watching from the sidelines, trying not to annoy him,” she said in a phone interview Wednesday.The new Super Bowl ad, dubbed “This Is The Pepsi,” is part of the company’s “Pepsi Generation” campaign honouring the brand’s 120-year history in pop culture.The original features Crawford in a tank top and jean shorts — made from her own jeans she brought to the set that day — driving a Lamborghini and stopping at a gas station to buy a can of soda. She said she felt the 1992 spot “became such a classic for so many reasons.”“It was one of those moments in my career that when I walked down the street, people were like, ‘Pepsi!’ Or I’d be at a bar and people would send me over a Pepsi,” she said, laughing. “And it’s funny because during Halloween a lot of women will dress up as me in that commercial. It’s like an easy Halloween costume.”Crawford plans to attend the Super Bowl in Minneapolis, where her father lives.“I think probably that will be the highlight for me is just getting to see my dad,” she said. “I took him to a Super Bowl before I had kids … and it’s not like he ever wanted to go to an awards show or something like that, but if I can take him to the Super Bowl, that’s a pretty cool thing for me to be able to do with my dad.”Crawford’s modeling talents have not only extended to her son — her 16-year-old daughter graces the February cover of Vogue Paris.“She’s more ready for it. She’s just so much more sophisticated and worldly than I was at that age,” she said of Kaia Jordan Gerber.“I do know the business … (and) I feel like who better to help guide my kids?” she added.“It kind of happened for both of them and they listen to my advice when it comes to this. The one thing they can’t say is, ‘Mom, you don’t get it.’”last_img read more

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Canada Post Employees join rotating strike in Dawson Creek

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Postal workers in Dawson Creek have joined the rotating strikes.Employees in Dawson Creek joined 18 other Canada Post facilities that are also on strike Thursday.  Postal workers in Fort St. John and other communities in the B.C. Peace are still working.The federal government has given notice that they’re prepared to legislate Canada Post employees back to work as the postal service and union spar over the scale of the backlog the rotating strikes have created. Labour Minister Patty Hajdu said that 48 hours notice is required before introducing back-to-work legislation, but insisted that having done so doesn’t mean the government will make the move to end rotating strikes by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.“We have complete flexibility about when we’ll introduce that legislation,” Hajdu told reporters before the Liberal caucus meeting Wednesday morning.Canada Post said Tuesday that Canadians can expect delays of parcel and mail delivery into 2019 as a result of the strikes, especially in southwestern Ontario because of a backlog of hundreds of transport trailers sitting idle at its main Toronto sorting facility.The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has, however, challenged the claims of major backlogs, saying they have been highly exaggerated. The union said Wednesday that it counted about 70 trailers at the main Toronto facility, which could be cleared in a matter of days, along with a smattering of trailers elsewhere in Ontario and on the East Coast.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

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Gucci owner Kering fined $1.7 bn for dodging taxes

first_imgRome: The owner of Italian fashion giant Gucci is set to pay a record fine of nearly 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in a tax evasion case, according to media reports Friday. “Lawyers are still negotiating with the tax authorities over a few hundred million euros, but the fine that the (French luxury) Kering group is about to pay is the highest (in Italy),” the La Stampa newspaper said. “It’s a cheque for nearly 1.5 billion euros,” it added. It follows a probe by Milan’s public prosecutor into the fashion house on suspicion of declaring several years worth of Italian sales in Switzerland, thereby saving around 1.3 billion euros in domestic tax. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalKering is expected to sign an agreement on the amount due on May 2, according to the financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. “At this stage, no agreement has been reached on any specific amount,” the French group said. Earlier this year, Kering said it faced a claim for 1.4 billion euros in unpaid Italian taxes, adding it contested the preliminary findings. The group has consistently denied avoiding tax, saying its activities were fully compliant with all tax obligations. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe company’s Swiss-based Luxury Goods International (LGI) subsidiary has been under investigation for allegedly avoiding tax on earnings generated elsewhere. Most of the allegations centre on Gucci, whose offices in Milan and Florence were raided by Italian police in late 2017. In November, Milan prosecutors wrapped up their probe into alleged tax evasion of more than 1 billion euros by Gucci for revenues booked in the years between 2010 and 2016. The prosecutors say that revenues booked through LGI should be taxed in Italy and not in Switzerland. By agreeing to a settlement, Kering would be spared from having to pay interest and sanctions for late tax payments, which one source said would have added around 500 million euros to the final bill. Gucci’s Chief Executive Marco Bizzarri and former CEO Patrizio Di Marco are under investigation in the case. That investigation is expected to conclude with a separate settlement once the agreement on the tax dispute has been signed, one of the sources added. Lawyers for Bizzarri and Di Marco declined to comment.last_img read more

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After Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. aims to clean up the earth

NEW YORK — After playing Iron Man for more than a decade, Robert Downey Jr. has found a real-life villain he wants to defeat: pollution.The movie star says he plans to start an organization next year called the Footprint Coalition. He didn’t give any details of the initiative, but said he spoke to experts who said robotics and other technology could help clean up the planet significantly in the next decade.He plans to officially launch the Footprint Coalition in April 2020 and vowed to spend the next 11 years working on making some kind of difference in what he called “a massive threat to our future and the mess we leave behind.”The actor admitted that he hasn’t been kind to the environment in the past, but says he wants to change.Joseph Pisani, The Associated Press read more

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Three stranded Lankan Tamils rescued in Nagapattinam

Three Sri Lankan Tamils, including a two-year-old girl, were rescued from a stranded fishing boat off Kodiakarai coast by fishermen of Nagapattinam, The Hindu newspaper reported.Fishermen of Akkaraipettai, who ventured in a boat owned by Kumar, rescued the Lankans after seeing them struggling for life at mid sea. Commandant S.M. Patnaik, Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Station, Karaikal, told The Hindu that there was no immediate information on how their boat got stranded in the Indian waters.Upon reaching the shore, they were provided with first aid and food. They were reportedly starving for food for a few days till the fishermen spotted them and subsequently brought them to Nagapattinam on Saturday night. The Sri Lankans, said to be from Vavuniya, were identified as Dushyant (27), Dwaraka (24) and Kakitha (2). They had been sent to a hospital for medical check up. Asked whether they were heading for Australia, he said it could not be ruled out. However, it would be ascertained only after a detailed inquiry. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Gota accused of being behind Mahindas polls defeat

Dissanayake said that while Gotabaya Rajapaksa played a key role to defeat the LTTE, he also created the BBS and hate crimes seen today may also have his involvement.However in a statement last week Gotabaya Rajapaksa strongly condemned as a false story published irresponsibly by a website renowned for spreading fake news, linking his name with the BBS and Minister for Justice Wijedasa Rajapaksa, in connection with the atrocious burning of Muslim owned shops in the recent past. Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been accused of being behind the defeat of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the last Presidential election.Minister of Social Empowerment S.B. Dissanayake said that certain actions by Gotabaya Rajapaksa led to Mahinda Rajapaksa losing Catholic and Muslim votes. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been accused of being behind the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) and the hate campaign. “I strongly deny such allegations and decry the attempt to tarnish my reputation once again. We need have the wisdom to understand the political agenda behind such conspiracies and rise as one nation against such despicable acts aimed at inciting racial disharmony,” he said. (Colombo Gazette) Dissanayake said that 40-45 percent of Catholic votes the Sri Lanka Freedom Party usually got dropped to 25 percent and 15 percent of Muslim votes dropped to 2 percent as a result of the actions of Gotabaya Rajapaksa. read more

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UN Emergency Relief Coordinator urges action to help displaced in Uganda

The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today hailed an initiative by the Government of Uganda to help people forced by to flee their homes by rebels from the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). “With the current intolerable conditions for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Northern Uganda, I welcome the Government of Uganda’s launch today of the Joint Monitoring Committee,” said Jan Egeland. “It will be judged by how it manages to change conditions for the better,” he added. The newly launched Committee was proposed by the Government of Uganda in Geneva on 20 March. The JMC is composed of Ugandan government officials and partners including bilateral and multi-lateral donors, the World Bank, UN Humanitarian Coordinator and members of national and international civil society. In consultation with bilateral and multilateral partners, the Government has now prepared its Emergency Plan for Humanitarian Interventions in Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Affected Areas of Northern Uganda. The Plan takes into consideration numerous interventions currently ongoing in the north by Government and other partners in conflict-affected areas, enhanced protection of the civilian population, increased humanitarian assistance to IDPs, peace building and reconciliation, according to OCHA. “For this to succeed, those involved must engage so that we can see actual results on the ground – fewer deaths, better conditions and increased returns,” Mr. Egeland stressed. read more

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65 of couples avoid talking money prior to getting hitched living common

TORONTO – A new CIBC survey suggests nearly all couples believe it’s important to have a serious joint discussion about finances before getting hitched or moving in together — but only about a third will actually do so.The study found that 35 per cent of committed partners who plan to marry or live common law within the next two years say they’ve talked about money in detail, with 40 per cent saying they’ve only discussed how to manage finances together as a couple “briefly.”Despite those responses, 99 per cent of those surveyed indicated they felt it’s very — or at least somewhat — important to discuss how they’ll plan their finances as a couple before saying, “I do.”The findings may in part explain why 46 per cent also said their top financial goal within the first two years of living together was to save up for a vacation, despite the fact that two-thirds of the respondents said they would be entering into marriage or a common-law relationship in debt.Jamie Golombek, managing director of tax and estate planning for CIBC, said in a report about the survey results that financial disagreements are a strong predictor of divorce, particularly among younger couples who are more prone to experience financial stress in their relationships.He pointed to recent U.S. research showing that couples who argue over finances several times a week are 30 per cent more likely to divorce than those who only have money squabbles less than once a month.Of those surveyed who admitted they haven’t talked about money before their wedding day or the move-in date, 83 per cent said they didn’t know either how or when to address the topic or said they plan “to play it by ear.”CIBC’s online survey was conducted from July 15-21 among 1,047 Canadian adults who are Angus Reid Forum panellists.The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population. 65% of couples avoid talking money prior to getting hitched, living common law:poll by David Hodges, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 4, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Aug 4, 2016 at 2:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Golden League in Paris Bercy a week before EHF EURO 2016 start

The joint idea of Denmark, Norway and France, to play against eachother on the tournaments called – Golden League, will have the second edition in the new season. The tournament in Paris Bercy will be organized in the last week of preparations for the Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in Poland. The guests of three European national teams will be the runners-up from the last World Championship 2015 – Qatar.Saturday, 9 January14H30 : Danemark – Norway17H00 : France – QatarSunday 10 January13H30 : Norway – Qatar16H00 : France – Danemark golden league handballParis Bercy handballQatar ← Previous Story NEW COME-BACK: Clara Woltering goes to ŽRK Budućnost in January? Next Story → HOMBRADOS IN HISTORY: New record holder with 607 matches in ASOBAL read more

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Slovenia replace Henigman for Zarabec

5EGYEgypt2 1SLOSlovenia6 2GERGermany4 Slovenia will try to continue with fantastic performance in Rio with a new energy in Miha Zarabec. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko playmaker will replace the young left back Nik Henigman, who had only average stats in the first three matches according his current quality and experience.Slovenia will face Germany at 14.30 hrs in the match who can decide about the Group B winner. Team of Veselin Vujovic is the only one with France who qualified for the quarter-final.STANDINGS: 3BRABrazil4 miha zarabecOlympic handballrio 2016 handballSlovenia handball 6SWESweden0 4POLPoland2 ← Previous Story END OF AN ERA: Dragan Adzic to quit in Montenegro Next Story → Germans to play for semi-final! read more

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Put it to the people Thousands march in London calling for second

first_img Short URL 96 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4557374 ‘Put it to the people’: Thousands march in London calling for second Brexit referendum Meanwhile, more than four million people have signed an online petition calling Article 50 to be revoked. Saturday 23 Mar 2019, 2:01 PM As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Share1060 Tweet Email center_img Mar 23rd 2019, 2:01 PM 26,747 Views Anti-Brexit campaigners take part in the today’s protest in London Source: Yui Mok via PA ImagesTHOUSANDS OF PEOPLE have taken to the streets of London this afternoon calling for another referendum on Brexit. Opponents of Britain’s departure from the EU gathered near Hyde Park at 12pm, before moving towards Westminster in what organisers, the People’s Vote group, are calling the “put it to the people march”. Speakers including Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and opposition Labour deputy leader Tom Watson are expected to address the crowds at a mass rally outside parliament.Speaking last night, Khan said: Brexit is a complete and utter mess. I’ll be marching … with people from every part of our country – from every walk of life – to demand that the British people get the final say.”  Protestors march in London calling for a second Brexit referendum Source: Aaron Chown via PA ImagesThe protest – set to be one of the largest in the capital in decades – comes after EU leaders this week granted a delay to Brexit, prompting British Prime Minister Theresa May to make a renewed bid to win MPs’ backing for her divorce deal.However, May has said a third vote on her Brexit deal may not happen next week if there is insufficient support to approve it.It was agreed on Thursday that date the UK would leave the EU would be delayed until the 22 May if the deal was passed. However, if the deal is rejected, the date would be delayed by two weeks until 12 April.Today’s protest follows a similar demonstration in October that drew an estimated half a million people to the streets of London. Organisers of today’s protest have arranged hundreds of coaches and a chartered train to bring protestors from across the country to the capital. May has repeatedly ruled out holding another referendum on the issue, claiming it would be divisive and renege on promises to honour the 2016 result.  People seen with EU flags and placards as they march during today’s protest Source: Yui Mok via PA ImagesPetitionMeanwhile, more than four million people have signed an online petition calling for the British government to cancel Brexit by revoking Article 50. The petition, which was launched yesterday, says a “second Brexit referendum may not happen – so vote now”. “The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is ‘the will of the people’. We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now, for remaining in the EU. A People’s Vote may not happen – so vote now,” it reads.As of 1.45pm this afternoon, the petition had just over 4,275,800 signatures. It was started by Margaret Anne Georgiadou, who told the BBC: “I became like every other Remainer – very frustrated that we’ve been silenced and ignored for so long.So I think now it’s almost like a dam bursting, because we’ve been held back in a sense – it’s almost like last chance saloon now.She said the petition “didn’t do very well for a week”.“I nearly gave up but then I contacted a lot of people and it took off,” she added.Since the launch of the petition, the British Parliament’s petitions committee tweeted that the rate of signings is the “highest the site has ever had to deal with”, after the website briefly crashed earlier. A House of Commons spokesman said the technical difficulties on parliament’s e-petition website were caused by “a large and sustained load on the system”.Since then, the committee has also attempted to tackle claims that the huge interest in the petition is not fraud, and has claimed that 96% of the signatures to the petition are from the UK.If a petition on the website gets more than 100,000 signatures, the Parliament is meant to consider it for debate. The government is expected to respond to all petitions that get more than 10,000 signatures. It is one of the most popular e-petition since parliament launched the website in 2011.A 2016 petition calling for a second EU referendum should the winning vote and turnout not reach a certain threshold received the most signatories at almost 4.2 million.A petition to prevent US President Donald Trump from making a state visit to Britain reached 1.9 million signatures.Includes reporting by – © AFP 2019  By Hayley Halpin Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Le Samsung Galaxy S III se dévoilera le 3 mai à Londres

first_imgLe Samsung Galaxy S III se dévoilera le 3 mai à LondresLa date et le lieu sont désormais officiels : c’est le 3 mai prochain, à Londres, que Samsung dévoilera son très attendu Galaxy S III. Une invitation a été envoyée à de nombreux médias à travers le monde.Le rendez-vous est pris : plusieurs journaux ont reçu un carton d’invitation émanant de Samsung, qui les convie le 3 mai prochain à Londres pour découvrir son nouveau smartphone. “Venez et rencontrez le prochain Galaxy” lit-on sur cette invitation.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Le Point.fr a reçu le précieux sésame, et précise que la présentation du très attendu Galaxy S III aura lieu à 19 heures locales au Earls Court exhibition Centre de la capitale londonienne. Bien décidé à contrer Apple, dont le prochain iPhone pourrait être dévoilé avant l’été, la firme coréenne se garde bien de préciser les caractéristiques de son dernier-né. Toutefois la rumeur s’est chargée d’en avancer un certain nombre.Le Samsung galaxy S III devrait afficher un écran de 4,7 pouces Super Amoled Plus offrant une résolution de 1280 x 720 pixels. Il pourrait embarquer un processeur quadruple coeur cadencé à 1,5 GHz, et un appareil photo de 12 mégapixels. Equipé d’un modem 3G+, il devrait disposer de 1 Go de mémoire vive (RAM). Naturellement, il sera équipé de la toute dernière version de l’OS de Google, Android 4.0, ou Ice Cream Sandwich.Le 16 avril 2012 à 18:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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95 WWE RAW Preview Fallout from Kevin Owens becoming Universal Champion Sheamus

first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Tom Cruises ankle gave Rebecca Ferguson baby-making time Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Stocks Make Marginal Gains Around The Globe Now Playing Up Next Erick Rowan John Cena Videos Articles WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Videos Articles WWE RAW is live tonight from Kansas City, Missouri.Scheduled for tonight’s Labor Day edition episode is the fallout from last week when Kevin Owens won the WWE Universal Championship with help from a returning Triple H.Also announced for the show is the third match between Sheamus and Cesaro in a best of seven series. Sheamus currently leads the series 2-0.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of WWE RAW tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipCesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The BarVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:59/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:57 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Facebook Seth Rollins Twitter Videos Articles Google+last_img read more

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CCleaner 546 ships with clearer privacy options

first_imgCCleaner 5.46 ships with clearer privacy options by Martin Brinkmann on August 30, 2018 in Software – Last Update: August 30, 2018 – 69 commentsCCleaner 5.46 is now available; the new version promises better privacy options, clearer explanation of privacy-related features, and a data fact sheet that highlights what is collected and why.The past couple of months were rough for CCleaner, a popular program to clean temporary files and remove other unwanted bits of data from Windows systems.Piriform, maker of CCleaner and an Avast company, introduced a new privacy page back in May in the program so that users could disable the collection of data for analytical purposes among other things.The introduction of the new privacy option caused confusion among free users of CCleaner as none of the options were selectable. Since options were checked by default, the privacy page suggested that free users could not disable the collection of anonymous data at all.A Piriform representative contacted me shortly thereafter with a statement that revealed that the company was not collecting personally identifiable information from free users and that this was the reason why the privacy options were not available to them.The company released CCleaner 5.44 a month later and with it a new advertisement popup that advertised the Pro version of the software.Then came CCleaner 5.45 and all hell broke lose. The two main changes in this release was met with negative feedback: CCleaner’s Active Monitoring component could not be disabled anymore in the program, and the privacy settings were all removed for free versions of the application.Piriform did extend the analytics function of the software and integrated the extended collecting of data in the Active Monitoring component.The backlash caught the company unprepared and a decision was made to pull version 5.45 again. Enter CCleaner 5.46, released today.CCleaner 5.46The first change that free users of the software will notice is that the Privacy options are once again included in the program. Even better, free users can uncheck the option to send anonymous usage data.The privacy page highlights that “only anonymous, non-personally identifiable data is collected by the application”.Piriform added a link to the new data factsheet on the page that points to a page on the official CCleaner website.A table on the page lists data groups, e.g. usage data, offer data, or product maintenance, the information that is collected and why it is collected.Usage Data, for instance, collects data about basic interactions with CCleaner such as views or button clicks, and performance indicators.According to the data factsheet,no user-specific data is collected. Here is the full list of what is collected:Installation event, product edition, product version, license status, country, language, and operating system version informationLicense Key and type of license.Basic interaction data (views, clicks) and performance indicators.If Chrome is installed.If Antivirus is installedOperating system version and language.For crashes, apps running at the time of the crash, CCleaner version and build.CCleaner users can uncheck “Help improve CCleaner by sending anonymous usage data” to block the sending of the data.A switch to Smart Cleaning reveals the Piriform separated the collecting of anonymous usage statistics and the program’s Active Monitoring component again.The feature was named Monitoring previously but the company decided to rename it to make its purpose clearer. Piriform notes that Smart Cleaning does not report usage data when it is enabled.CCleaner users can disable Smart Cleaning entirely in the new version. CCleaner’s background process will close when that is done and Smart Cleaning won’t run automatically anymore on system start.Piriform furthermore wants to make sure that users understand that usage data is only collected about CCleaner and its use but not about interactions with other programs on the system.The company stated in an email that the reported data in CCleaner is “anonymous, aggregated, statistical data” that it uses to “spot product usage trends” and that it does not “report personal data”.Data “is collected in accordance with data processing best practices and domestics laws”, and that the company cannot “connect statistical data with any personal data” that is stored elsewhere by the company, for instance the email address if a user subscribed to the newsletter.Piriform states that the company does not share personal data with third parties, but that it uses Google Analytics to analyze “some anonymous data”.Tip: CCleaner users who prefer to use an alternative may want to check out Bleachbit.Now You: What is your take on the new version? Will you use it?SummaryArticle NameCCleaner 5.46 ships with clearer privacy optionsDescriptionCCleaner 5.46 is now available that promises better privacy options, clearer explanation of privacy-related features, and a privacy sheet that highlights what is collected and why.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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While CR continues to dominate the general radiography market, recent technical advances in DR technology promise to give CR a run for its money. CR is Slick Many hospitals initially converted from film screen to CR because it is cheaper than DR and they can simply retrofit their old X-ray equipment using CR cassettes. “CR is very slick. The cassette is key,” noted Todd Minnigh, worldwide director of marketing, digital radiography, Carestream Health. And in an emergency department setting, cassettes are critical for providing flexibility, allowing clinicians to capture images in hard-to-reach angles. At Rush Health Systems, clinicians use the 350 and Xpress CR systems by Konica Minolta for every “plain X-ray exam, including chest X-rays, abdomen, hand and feet,” explained Jamie Feasel, the ER radiology manager. “We may need to shoot angles or go to the patient’s room when it is a serious trauma where the patient is too critical to go to our X-ray department. With the CR we can use our regular portable equipment that every hospital has and still have the benefits of the digital radiography,” said Feasel. “We have the 350 CR chest stand that is like a DR system and is really convenient when we have a lot of chest X-rays or a lot of abdomen X-rays and even for some ambulatory patients. It is really nice with the 350 chest X-ray to be able to do chest X-rays really quickly, and when you have 20 patients waiting to be done, every second counts.” More Portable and Affordable The big advantage of DR over CR has been improved productivity and higher image quality. However, these attributes are often outweighed by another consideration – cost. One of the biggest challenges of investing in a DR system is having the appropriate infrastructure to install it, or in many cases an existing room has to be renovated to accommodate a new system. Manufacturers have tried to work around these obstacles by developing portable DR systems. 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What makes this system unique is the DR panels are the same size as CR plates being used at the moment – just pull the CR plate out and plug in the Carestream flat panel. This means the DR system is a direct replacement; no retrofitting and no modifications to existing analog equipment are required. Therefore, radiology rooms don’t need to retrofit or replace all their imaging equipment to go digital. New lightweight designs are also contributing to the new era of portable DR systems. Canon U.S.A. recently came out with a portable digital radiography (DR) system, the Canon CXDI-60G Portable Flat Panel Detector, which includes room-to-room installations and mobile X-ray systems. The lightweight detector has a detachable sensor cable designed to enable easy room-to-room installation from multiple locations to treat trauma patient’s bedside or in a wheelchair. The detector, which weighs 5.9 pounds and is less than an inch thick, offers an effective imaging area of 9 x 11 inches, enabling clinicians to X-ray hands, elbows, feet and knees, among the most common orthopedic examinations. An optional preview monitor allows X-ray images to be confirmed approximately three seconds after exposure. Whether it is an adjustable cord for room-to-room installations or wireless, these recent introductions attest to the fact that DR is moving toward portability. CR Moves into Mammo Before DR takes too big of a bite out of the market, CR has another feature up its sleeve – digital mammography. Factors driving the move toward CR mammography is cost-effectiveness, the ability to retrofit a unit and flexibility. In addition, CR can provide a smoother transition into digital mammography for many facilities seeking to take the first step into the digital territory. Fuji now offers an FDA-cleared CR used with a mammography component called the FCRm. Also, Health Canada recently approved Carestream Health’s mammography feature offered with its new KODAK DIRECTVIEW Classic and Elite CR systems, allowing Canadian healthcare facilities to perform mammography exams with these CR systems. Plus, there are more models on the way. The advantage of CR for mammography (CRm) is that it may speed the transition to digital mammography because it doesn’t necessarily require an investment in an entirely new system as it can be used with existing equipment. Plus, it allows digital storage and image manipulation. For many outpatient centers seeking to attract more patients and more revenue, offering digital mammography is an alluring extension to their service portfolios. “Hospitals and women’s imaging facilities that are in the business of women’s imaging have a strong incentive to provide FFDM. Reimbursements and now even patient awareness are driving this need. The choice between detector technology used in the FFDM modality should be driven based on image quality and overall workflow of the environment,” said Robert E. Cooke, executive director of marketing, network systems, FujiFilm Medical Systems USA. “The entire care cycle in women’s imaging, particularly in screening applications, requires very high-end-to-end throughput and strong image quality. Fuji’s FFDM modality, coupled with Synapse, offers this unique combination.” Cooke added, “As more detector technologies emerge on the market through down classification and/or other PMA approvals, we feel this will benefit the entire industry, and offer more choices to the facility and patients, and more opportunity for us to differentiate with our solution.” CR, however, has a few obstacles to overcome before it supplants the film for mammography. To begin with, the ACRIN study limited digital’s superiority to a smaller sub-class of female patients. As for the workflow, digital is reportedly equal to that of film and the effectiveness of computer-aided detection (CAD) systems as a second read is still under scrutiny. Facilities should also be aware that simply adding on another piece of equipment is not enough. A workflow redesign should complement the transition. To facilitate the adoption of CR for mammography, companies like Carestream Health offer a digitizer to convert film-based priors to a DICOM-based digital imaging format to compare with current digital images. Fuji and iCAD recently received 510(k) clearance for SecondLook Digital, a CAD solution designed specifically for its Fuji’s CR for mammography system (FCRm). SecondLook Digital for FCRm is the first CAD product available in the U.S. for use with CR. Hologic offers the R2 DigitalNow solution to bridge to a digital environment, allowing mammography departments to digitize priors and archive to PACS for use in a soft-copy viewing environment. The industry is clearly betting on CR for mammography to become an appealing add-on for hospitals and outpatient centers. But the question remains — if CR for mammography does win the hearts of the end-users, will this fact add more fuel to the fire in the ongoing debate over purchasing a CR or a DR system for the ER? Whether CRm is the deciding factor is yet unclear. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

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