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first_imgA Virginia-based CEO of Indian origin, who was arrested on Dec. 31 for allegedly making a hoax call about a bomb at the Mumbai International Airport, told the court on Jan. 1 that his call was misconstrued by the telephone operator.Vinod Moorjani, 45, said that all he wanted was to know the status of a “Bom-Del” flight and that his query was misunderstood by the telephone operator of the toll-free number of Mumbai airport as “bomb hai (there is bomb)”. His flight from Mumbai to Delhi was delayed due to the fog conditions in the national capital.Moorjani was scheduled to travel from Mumbai to Delhi and then take a connecting flight to Rome, on the way to Virginia, along with his wife and children, an official told PTI. Moorjani called a toll-free number of Mumbai International Airport and apparently told the woman operator “bomb phata hai” (bomb exploded).Moorjani is said to have hung up before the operator could hear more, after which she alerted her seniors who called the police. According to the operator, when she asked Moorjani to clarify his question, he had hung up, the news agency added. Moorjani was subsequently made to disembark his Delhi-bound flight and was soon arrested on Dec. 31.The Sahar Police of Mumbai, who arrested him, identified Moorjani from the airport’s CCTV footage in the telephone booth. The official said that Moorjani’s motive was to disrupt the Delhi flight schedules so he could get a late night flight from New Delhi to Rome if his travel from Mumbai got delayed, the report added.Moorjani was booked under IPC sections 506(II) (criminal intimidation), and 505(I)(b) (intent to cause fear or alarm to public). He was produced before the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Jan. 1 and released on a bail of Rs 15,000.Moorjani’s lawyer said that his inquiry of the flight was misunderstood and that he only disconnected the line because of disturbance. His inquiry of the “Bom-Del” flight was misconstrued as “bomb hai,” the lawyer told the court.This is not the first time the IATA code for Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) airport — “BOM” — caused a bomb scare. In 2016, a Jet Airways flight from Ahmedabad to Mumbai was delayed by three and a half hours after a torn boarding pass with “bomb” written was found in the magazine pouch in the flight. More than 125 passengers were asked to deboard the plane, the Times of India reported. The aircraft was kept in isolation and searched by police and bomb disposal squad, who found out from the passenger on the seat that the “B” next to BOM (denoting Mumbai) was for his boarding gate, 47B. It was written for his reference by the agent at the check-in counter. Related ItemsAviationMumbailast_img read more

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Curry would love to captain Team Curry again in 2019 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Wigan Athletic fans celebrate at the end of the English FA Cup fifth round soccer match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester City at The DW Stadium, Wigan, England, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Wigan Athletic won the game 1-0. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)MANCHESTER, England — Sergio Aguero was involved in a confrontation with a Wigan fan as ugly scenes marred the end of the third-division side’s shock FA Cup win over Manchester City on Monday.Fans spilled on to the pitch at DW Stadium as the host celebrated its 1-0 fifth-round win against the runaway English Premier League leader.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img MOST READ Supporters from both clubs were involved in disturbances, while television pictures appeared to show a home supporter and striker Aguero involved in a physical exchange.Aguero appeared to hit the supporter after the fan said something to the player, and Aguero had to be held back by his City teammates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAdvertising hoardings were also ripped out and thrown as a pitch invasion by Wigan fans got out of hand while the defeated City players were being escorted off the pitch.Footage also appeared to show objects, including an advertising board, being thrown at police officers by fans in the City end. LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers City manager Pep Guardiola said he was in the changing room and did not see the Aguero incident.“It’s safer when the fans are not there, but sometimes it happens,” he said.Wigan counterpart Paul Cook was also in his changing room at the time.“It’s not correct (pitch invasions), but I haven’t seen these incidents so I’d rather not give an opinion, but players’ safety is paramount for everyone.”ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet “You have to understand also that it’s a big sacrifice also for the PBA. We have to play when your superstars are not there, and that affects also the attendance and the interest in the PBA,” said PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa.“But as what is said by the teams and the owners themselves, that’s a sacrifice they asked us to make, and that’s a sacrifice we’re willing to give for the success of this program.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ With the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup coming up, the PBA has made slight tweaks to its schedule as it is set to take a week-long break in the season-ending 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.After Sunday, August 6, the league will not hold games on Wednesday (August 9) and Friday (August 11) before returning to action the following Sunday, August 13.ADVERTISEMENT NCAA: Lyceum cruises to sixth straight win National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo PBA takes another breather on the following Wednesday, August 16, before going back to its normal programming on Friday, August 18.The PBA-backed Gilas Pilipinas squad will fly to Beirut, Lebanon on Sunday for the Asian championship where it will compete from August 8 to 20.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThrough the course of the continental meet, unbeaten Meralco and cellar-dweller Kia will play thrice, NLEX, Rain or Shine, Phoenix, GlobalPort, and Blackwater to see action twice, and TNT once.From the Fiba Asia-bound squad, Terrence Romeo, Gabe Norwood, Raymond Almazan, and Matthew Wright will miss two games for their respective teams, while Jayson Castro and Roger Pogoy will be inactive for the KaTropa’s August 20 game against Rain or Shine. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has summoned Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) secretary Sanjay Dixit and Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne in Mumbai on Tuesday. The BCCI intervened after the battle between the two parties seemed to be getting out of hand.Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council chairman Chirayu Amin and former cricketer Ravi Shastri were expected to speak to Warne and Dixit over the ugly spat that erupted over pitch issues at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.An official complaint had been lodged by Dixit claiming that Warne publicly abused him. Warne apparently blamed the RCA official for providing them with a pitch that did not suit the home team for the last few matches. A battle erupted on micro-blogging site Twitter, with both saying less than complimentary things about each other. After Dixit lodged an official complaint against Warne, Amin stepped in to sort out the issue.Jones says sorryMeanwhile, former Australian cricketer and commentator Dean Jones has clarified that he had never used any defamatory word against the RCA. Jones found himself dragged into controversy when it was reported that he had stated that the “RCA should lick Shane Warne’s feet” while commenting on the feud between the legendary spinner and Dixit. The RCA had decided to file a complaint against Jones for his derogatory comments but the Aussie released a statement on Tuesday in which he defended himself. Jones said: “Please let it be known that I have at no point of time used the phrase ‘licking his feet’. Instead, I said ‘please kiss his feet’, which in simple words mean giving due respect. If I have offended anybody then I am extremely sorry.”advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgColombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag MOST READ Latest auto creations on display at Tokyo Motor Show PLAY LIST 00:54Latest auto creations on display at Tokyo Motor Show00:50Trending Articles00:40Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We really finished strong,” he added. “The players knew that our backs are against the wall.”NorthPort, which started the tournament with two straight wins before that six-game slide, still has to play Alaska and Ginebra.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Google Philippines names new country director NorthPort led by as large as 30 points as TNT, which came into the game seeking to extend a five-game winning streak, bombed out of the race for a twice-to-beat privilege in the first round of the playoffs.NorthPort’s win also gave idle Rain or Shine a free ride as far as the quarterfinal bonus is concerned as it booted Barangay Ginebra out of the race even if the Gin Kings can tie the Elasto Painters at 8-3 for the second best record.The Batang Pier rose to 3-6 after snapping a six-game losing streak and would need nothing less than victories in their last two games to stay in the running.Ginebra, which is at 6-3, will lose in the tiebreak even if it catches Rain or Shine in second spot. The Elasto Painters own an 83-80 victory over the Gin Kings in their only elimination round clash.“Our last six losses all boiled down on the breaks of the game,” Jarencio said. “But this time, it’s like we played a perfect game. From first half all the way to the second.”ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Robert Bolick scores on a layup off the TNT defense. —RICHARD A. REYESNorthPort coach Pido Jarencio knows how to talk his players into giving it their all.“I told them: ‘Legends are made when their team is down,’” Jarencio said in Filipino as his Batang Pier responded in spades to his motivational pregame talk to totally crush TNT KaTropa, 109-83, in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “That’s our situation right now. We want to make a name for ourselves,” Jarencio added, unmindful of the fact that his crew has a thin chance of making it past the elimination round.The Batang Pier cranked it up in the middle two quarters, opening up a 27-point lead behind Stanley Pringle and do-it-all forward Sean Anthony.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe duo combined for 41 points.TNT closed out its elimination round stint at 7-4 like San Miguel Beer, which hammered Alaska, 114-96, in the nightcap.Alex Cabagnot led five other Beermen in double figures with 31 points as the reigning five-time champions dealt the Aces their sixth loss in 10 games. Crucial Batangas, Muntinlupa tiffs Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

first_imgDefinitionA pelvis x-ray is a picture of the bonesaround both the hips. The pelvis connects the legs to the body.Alternative NamesX-ray – pelvisHow the Test is PerformedThe test isdone in a radiology department or in the health care providers office by an x-ray technician.You will lie down on the table. The pictures are then taken. You will change your body to other positions to provide different views.How to Prepare for the TestTellthe health care provider if you are pregnant. Remove all jewelry. You will wear a hospital gown.How the Test will FeelThe x-rays are painless. Changing position may cause discomfort.Why the Test is PerformedThe x-ray is used to look for:FracturesTumorsDegenerative conditions of bones in the hips, pelvis, and upper legsWhat Abnormal Results MeanAbnormal results may suggest:Pelvic fracturesArthritis of the hip jointTumors of the bones of the pelvisSacroiliitis (inflammation of the area where the sacrum joins the ilium bone)Ankylosing spondylitis (abnormal stiffness of the spine and joint)RisksThere is low radiation exposure. However, pregnant women and children are more sensitive to the risks of x-rays.ReferencesRogers LF, Taljanovic MS, Boles CA. Skeletal trauma. In: Grainger RC, Allison D, Adam, Dixon AK, eds. Grainger & Allisons Diagnostic Radiology. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 46.Shah A, Busconi B. Hip, pelvis, and thigh: Hip and pelvis. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 21, section A.advertisementReview Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

first_imgThe 64 Most Annoying People in sports media bracket.The 2016 NCAA Tournament field was unveiled Sunday night, meaning that for the next three days, college basketball fans will be spending their time filling out brackets. We here at College Spun have a different kind of challenge for you, however. We want you to help us determine the most annoying person in sports media. We’ve gone ahead and nominated 64 different candidates.A few of the nominees – like Barstool Sports, Saturday Down South and SB Nation – are actually entities, rather than people. But you get the gist. We’ve also put ourselves on here, just in case you think that we’re actually the most annoying.Let’s get started. You can vote on the Stephen A. Smith region below:The 64 Most Annoying People In Sports MediaThe 64 Most AnnoyingVote On The Stephen A. Smith Region Below1. Stephen A. Smith vs. 16. Cris Collinsworthstephen a smith cris collinsworth“You don’t want to make an enemy out of me.” Actually, we don’t really care if we do. More Annoying: Stephen A. Smith or Cris Collinsworth?2. Mark May vs. 15. Terry Bradshawmark may terry bradshawOhio State fans might be enough to push Mark May through here. Bradshaw is a long-shot. More Annoying: Mark May or Terry Bradshaw3. Bill Walton vs. 14. Joe BuckJoe buckWalton’s bizarre announcing style drives most people nuts. Buck has his detractors too, though. More Annoying: Bill Walton or Joe Buck?4. Mike Lupica vs. 13. Gus JohnsonLupica“From the parking lot!” More Annoying: Mike Lupica or Gus Johnson?5. Curt Schilling vs. 12. Danny KanellSchillingSchilling can’t stop expressing his political views. Kanell can’t stop hating on the SEC. This will be close. More Annoying: Curt Schilling or Danny Kanell?6. Dan LeBatard vs. 11. Katie NolanKatie NolanSome argue LeBatard is a “stunt guy.” Nolan’s detractors are mostly people who don’t appreciate sarcasm. More Annoying: Dan LeBatard or Katie Nolan?7. Tim Tebow vs. 10. Peter KingtebowTebowmania was supposed to end when he stopped playing in the NFL. Some wish King would stop writing about the NFL. More Annoying: Tim Tebow or Peter King?8. Mel Kiper Jr. vs. 9. Tony Kornheiser Mel Kiper jrMore overrated: Continuous NFL Draft analysis or PTI?  More Annoying: Mel Kiper Jr. or Tony Kornheiser?Vote On The Darren Rovell Region Here >>>last_img read more

first_imgzoom Cruise liner company Carnival Corporation is encouraging passengers to book a cruise to the Caribbean Islands.According to Carnival, more than 40 islands visited by cruise ships on Caribbean itineraries are open and fully operational to welcome cruise ships as recovery from hurricanes that hit the region resume.These are said to include places that saw some damage from the September hurricanes but have already recovered.The September hurricanes that plowed through the Caribbean Islands, battered down six Caribbean Islands, including Puerto Rico, which are currently being provided with relief and aid.However, business is back to usual for the majority of the Caribbean Islands which were not affected by the hurricanes.“In Key West, we are looking good and open for business,” said Mayor Craig Cates. “Water sports and cruise ship excursions are open and ready. ““We are open and welcoming visitors,” said Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority.As informed, the majority of the estimated 48 Caribbean cruise ports were not impacted at all by the storms.For places such as Jamaica, Belize and Cozumel in the Western Caribbean, and Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao in the Southern Caribbean, and Antigua and St. Kitts in the Eastern Caribbean, it’s business as usual.Ports in the Bahamas, including Nassau and the popular private islands of Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays, are also open for business.Several destinations were able to reopen within days after the storms, including Amber Cove (in the Dominican Republic), Havana, Martinique, Nassau, St. Lucia, Trinidad, Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, and Guadeloupe.St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Grand Turk, Dominica, Puerto Rico and St. Croix are all working to be back online soon.“Because so many of these ports rely so heavily on cruising as the main driving force for their economies, getting the ports back in operation remains a top priority after the relief efforts have been successfully put in place,” said Roger Frizzell, chief communications officer for Carnival Corporation. “The focus is on getting things up and running on the islands impacted.”last_img read more

first_img DOCUMENTARies for change – Sundance Institute, Documentary Film ProgramThe Sundance Institute is dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. Kenneth Cole has been an advocate for the Sundance Institute’s mission and dedicated supporter of the Sundance Film Festival since 2003, when he joined the board of trustees. For over twelve years Kenneth Cole has been the Official Provider of volunteer uniforms for the Park City festival, donating nearly 30,000 jackets to date. This season, Kenneth Cole is supporting documentary storytelling through the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program which provides creative and financial support to cinematic feature documentaries from independent filmmakers globally.“For over 30 years, we have committed our resources to making a difference by addressing what people wear, while inspiring them to be aware and about what they stand in as well as what they stand for. This season, we are highlighting three charitable organizations by sending notable photographers and filmmakers into the field to document the inspiring accomplishments from three very different perspectives.” says Kenneth Cole.Source:PR Newswire Kenneth Cole, a pioneer in the fashion industry who has consistently demonstrated a deep commitment to social change for over 30 years, is introducing a new campaign for fall, LOOK GOOD, FOR GOOD.LOOK GOOD, FOR GOODBuilding upon the company’s heritage of promoting “style with a purpose,” as well as Kenneth Cole’s personally vested interest in raising awareness for these causes, the new campaign will support specific charitable projects under three company pillars – Collective Health, Civil Liberties, and Artistic Activism. For the Fall ’14 launch, The Kenneth Cole Foundation will support projects through the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti, HELP USA, and the Sundance Institute. As an extension of the campaign, Kenneth Cole enlisted three photojournalists to chronicle the work of each charity partner. The campaign is being brought to life digitally at that will feature exclusive photographer and video content from Haiti, Sundance and Help USA, as well as an interactive timeline meant to educate the consumer on the brands 30 year philanthropic history.The advertising campaign will be supported by a robust national print, outdoor, digital, and social media plan. The campaign was shot in New York City by fashion and portrait photographer Gregory Harris (whose previous work has appeared in prestigious magazines including Interview, WSJ Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Russia and Teen Vogue). Featuring models Mirte Maas, Kai Newman, Baptiste Radufe, and Sung Jin Park, the imagery depicts modern, utilitarian looks with a focus on accessories, styled in an urban, industrial backdrop. In the spirit of social impact, the cast and crew each donated 5 % of their fee to support one of the charitable projects that the company is supporting.In a strategic shift from raising awareness of social issues to encouraging action, the brand is teaming up with The digital magazine and social action platform of Participant Media will produce original editorial pieces covering the impact of Kenneth Cole’s charity partner projects as well as enable visitors to take actions benefiting each nonprofit through’s proprietary Take Action Platform (TAP). Directly integrated into each article, TAP actions include signing petitions, pledging, donating, sending messages of support, and measuring the influence of social sharing. To further incentivize participation, Kenneth Cole will provide rewards for each action taken. HEALTHCARE IN HAITI – St. Luke Foundation for HaitiPrompted by the earthquake in Haiti, Kenneth Cole collected clothing, footwear, and funds to build The Kenneth Cole Haiti Health Center in Cite Soleil, which is part of a medical system accessible to over 1.5 million people. The St. Luke Foundation for Haiti (a Haitian-run organization employing more than 1,000 Haitian staff) provides education, medical care, and dignified humanitarian outreach through key programs. This season, Kenneth Cole is supporting healthcare in Haiti by funding the continued development of St. Luke Hospital. ENDING HOMELESSNESS – HELP USA, Youth Scholarship FundFor over 30 years, Kenneth Cole has sought to end homelessness in the United States. In 1986, he helped to found the non-profit HELP USA – a leading national provider of housing and services for homeless and low income families, and veterans, serving 20,000 people each night. This season, Kenneth Cole is supporting HELP USA’s Youth Scholarship Fund, which will furnish financial assistance to families moving from transitional shelters into permanent housing.last_img read more

24 September 2007A top United Nations climate change expert today underscored the dangers of inaction by global leaders in reversing global warming at a gathering of heads of state and government and other top officials at the world body’s headquarters in New York. Rajendra K. Pachauri, the Chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), warned in an address at the opening of the high-level meeting that some one billion people could be impacted by global warming, which will threaten the water supply of people in South Asia, China and Africa.In the 20th century, the increase in average temperature was 0.74 degrees Centigrade, but the IPCC projects that in this century, the temperature will surge by between 1.8-4 degrees Centigrade.The resulting melting of glaciers threatens the supply of water, which could impact some 500 million people in South Asia, 250 million people in China and between 75-250 million affected in Africa, Mr. Pachauri noted.“Some regions are more vulnerable than others,” he said.Small island nations will become even impacted by sea level rise, storm surges, cyclones and ultimately submergence, while Asian cities situated in mega-deltas, many of which are densely populated, are also increasingly prone to damage.Climate change could also have dire consequences for plant and animal species, 20 to 30 per cent of which are in danger of extinction if increases in global average temperature exceed 1.5-2.5 degrees centigrade.While adaptation is inevitable, it alone is not sufficient to stem climate change, Mr. Pachauri said. “We need to bring about mitigation actions to start in the short term even when benefits may arise only in a few decades.”The costs of mitigation are significantly lower than earlier anticipated, he said. If the concentration of gases could be stabilized at 45-490 parts per million of carbon dioxide equivalent and thus limit the equilibrium to 2-2.4 degrees centigrade, then mitigation would only cost the world less than three per cent of the gross domestic product in 2030.The time is up for inaction, the IPCC Chair said, calling for new policies to be adopted including technology development, a carbon pricing framework and investment in energy infrastructure.The fourth instalment of the IPCC working group reports is due to be released in November, Mr. Pachauri told the meeting’s participants. This publication is expected to be a synthesis report and the most “policy-relevant” in the series. read more

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today recommended that the vaccination against rotavirus – responsible for over 500,000 diarrhoeal deaths annually – be included in all national immunization programmes.Over 85 per cent of deaths caused by rotavirus, which also hospitalizes 2 million children every year, are in developing countries in Asia and Africa, the agency’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) said. WHO-backed clinical trials in Africa conducted among populations with high child mortality rates, poor sanitary conditions and high diarrhoeal disease mortality demonstrate that the vaccine significantly reduces severe diarrhoea episodes due to rotavirus.Rotavirus immunizations just became available in the United States, Europe and Latin America three years ago.Today’s recommendation paves the way for low-income countries to apply to the public-private alliance known as GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization) – including the WHO, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank – for the vaccine.“This is a tremendous milestone in ensuring that vaccines against the most common cause of lethal diarrhoea reach the children who need them most,” said Dr. Thomas Cherian of WHO’s Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals.Due to the many triggers of diarrhoeal disease, SAGE stressed the need to provide the rotavirus vaccine as part of a larger strategy, which must also include improving water quality, hygiene and sanitation, as well as providing oral rehydration solutions and zinc supplements. 5 June 2009The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today recommended that the vaccination against rotavirus – responsible for over 500,000 diarrhoeal deaths annually – be included in all national immunization programmes. read more

Hashim Hussein, the head of the UNIDO ITPO-Bahrain, briefs on the outcomes of WEIF 2017. Photo: UN News/Vibhu Mishra Participants at the Press Conference, held at UN House, Manama, Bahrain. Photo: UNIC-Manama A participant at the press conference broadcasts the event live on Facebook. Photo: UN News/Vibhu Mishra Miroslav Lajčák, the President of the General Assembly, speaks at the Press Conference. Photo: UN News/Vibhu Mishra In particular, the World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum (WEIF) 2017 -– having over 60 per cent of participants women – underscored the importance of the role of women’s entrepreneurship. “We recommend for the active involvement of women in all sectors related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through entrepreneurship and innovation,” read the World Forum’s outcome declaration / communique. The World Forum also called upon governments, the private sector, academia, civil society, media and international organizations to facilitate the work of entrepreneurs and innovators to ensure sustainable development. Speaking at a press conference where the outcome – “Manama Declaration” – was unveiled, Miroslav Lajčák, the President of the General Assembly, also highlighted the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “We must offer better incentives to induce entrepreneurs and innovators to invest in SDGs [to] unleash and foster a dynamic private sector and ensure competitiveness,” he said, noting, in particular, the role of small and medium sized-enterprises, which often account for the majority of business activities at the national level. Helping businesses get off the ground and sustaining them through their initial phases helps generate employment, income and economic growthPresident of General Assembly Miroslav Lajčák “Supporting [these enterprises] is a proven strategy to build a robust economy from the ground up [and] helping businesses get off the ground and sustaining them through their initial phases helps generate employment, income and economic growth,” added Mr. Lajčák. Further in his remarks, the President of the General Assembly highlighted the importance of the means of implementation for sustainable development, and called innovative partnerships between all sectors. In that context, Mr. Lajčák noted that, in mid-2018, he will be convening a high-level event on sustainable development financing to foster discussions among UN Member States and other stakeholders on the important subject. Organized under the overarching theme of achieving the SDGs through promoting entrepreneurship and innovation, the World Forum saw participation of more than 1,000 government officials, entrepreneurs, representatives of international organizations, civil society and the academia from over 90 countries. Miroslav Lajčák, the President of the General Assembly, receives a commemorative plaque from the organizers of WEIF. Photo: UN News/Vibhu Mishra ‹ › Briefing on the World Forum’s discussions and outcomes, Hashim Hussein, the Executive Secretary of WEIF 2017 and the head of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) in Bahrain, noted that participants stressed the need to build and strengthen partnerships between entrepreneurs – both women and men alike. “[The World Forum] urged stakeholders to foster the private sector as the main engine behind economic growth, structural change and innovation [and] identified the pressing need to promote competitive micro, small and medium-sized enterprises as the main driving force for empowerment of women and youth,” said Mr. Hussein. In his remarks, the head of UNIDO ITPO-Bahrain also underscored the importance of sound economic policies, legislation and programmes – as key elements of sustainable development – to ensure the empowerment of women at the national, regional and global levels. Also at the press conference, Samir Aldarabi, the Director of the UN Information Centre in Manama, recalled the message of UN Secretary-General António Guterres to the Forum, in which the Secretary-General said that “inclusive and sustainable industrial development will continue to be a key driver of progress as [the United Nations] supports Member States in this essential work.” Looking ahead, Mr. Aldarabi informed that the World Forum will be held every two years in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, and that in 2020 it will be organized in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Also speaking at the occasion were the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Bahrain, Amin El Sharkawi; and the Under Secretary for International Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain, Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa. Organized by UNIDO in partnership with the Government of Bahrain, the World Entrepreneurs and Investment Forum 2017, held from 31 October to 2 November, saw key events on the Maritime-Continental Silk Road; addressing challenges faced by women in industry; global impact investing; recognition of men and women business leaders for their contributions to sustainable development; the Bahrain Entrepreneurs Exhibition; and a side event on implementation of SDGs in Bahrain.UN News was in Manama, Bahrain, covering the Forum and its associated events. Follow @UN_News_Centre and @UNNewsArabic for up to date news and highlights from the UN. read more

first_imgThe group in the car were returning from Brentwood where they had gone to collect a stolen motorcycle, Ms Ayling said.She said Mr Pordage’s friend told police that one of the teenagers “was arguing, trying to be a big man when he held the bag up and shot him twice”.He said the weapon “looked like a homemade gun, but it was in a blue carrier bag”, Ms Ayling added.The trial continues. The male passengers then got out of the car and there was a confrontation which ended in Mr Pordage being shot, Chelmsford Crown Court heard. 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. “The reason for the shooting appears to be no more than either Mr Pordage or the friend he was with remarked that the driver of the car Mr Blundell was in had a nice bum,” said Ms Ayling.She continued: “The man who allegedly did the shooting, Bradley Blundell, now 18 years old, disappeared on the night of the shooting and has not been found to be arrested and to stand his trial.”Two other teenagers are on trial at Chelmsford Crown Court.A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, denies Mr Pordage’s murder.It is alleged that he got out of the car armed with an extendable baton – and while he did not fire the gun, he was acting together with Blundell and intended that Mr Pordage “suffer at least really serious bodily harm”.Saul Stanley, 18, of no fixed address, denies two counts of possessing a prohibited firearm – a sawn-off shotgun and a converted revolver – two counts of possessing ammunition without a firearms certificate and one count of possessing prohibited ammunition.Ms Ayling said: “There’s no doubt that Saul Stanley held back and that’s why he’s not charged with murder.”Both Stanley and the 16-year-old boy deny attempting to pervert the course of justice by, together with Blundell, destroying or disposing of evidence including weapons, clothing and telephones. A teenager gunned a man down outside a petrol station over a comment that he “looked like the Milky Bar Kid”, and he is still on the run from police, a trial heard.John Pordage, 34, was killed by a single shot to the chest at a BP garage in Chelmsford, Essex.Tracy Ayling QC, opening the prosecution case, said that either Mr Pordage or a friend told alleged gunman Bradley Blundell that he looked like the Milky Bar Kid.The prosecution allege that Blundell, who was 17 years old at the time and is now on the run from police, shot Mr Pordage dead.Chelmsford Crown Court heard Blundell was one of three male passengers in the back of a car while its female driver filled it with fuel.Ms Ayling said Mr Pordage or his friend made “flirtatious remarks” to the driver, including that she had a “nice bum”.”Further comments were made, this time towards the males in the back of the (car), particularly in reference to Bradley Blundell,” Ms Ayling said.”Reference was made to him looking like the Milky Bar Kid.”It may well be that that remark was the catalyst for what followed.” Reference was made to him looking like the Milky Bar Kid. It may well be that that remark was the catalyst for what followed.Tracy Ayling QC Mr Pordage was returning from a nightclub and on his way to buy cigarettes when he was attacked at around 2.10am on August 5 last year at the garage in Baddow Road. The BP petrol station in Chelmsford where John Pordage was fatally shot Credit:Nick Ansell/PA Wire The BP petrol station in Chelmsford where John Pordage was fatally shot last_img read more

first_imgFOR STEPHEN FERRIS, a conversation with Declan Kidney in November 2012 is a crystalline echo.The Ulster and Ireland flanker, who was forced to retire after a troubling ankle injury failed to heal, spoke with, this week, about his fitness battles, dark days, a satisfying comeback and an all too early end to a brilliant, barnstorming career.He recalls, “Deccie had spoken to me and said ‘Look Stevie, I know you want to play in this game [against South Africa] and you are going to be involved in the [upcoming] Argentina game’. He told me I didn’t have to play, against Edinburgh, to prove my match fitness. I had only played five or six games that season and Declan said if I really wanted to go back and play for Ulster, he’d allow it. He said ‘It’s your call but from our point of view, you’ll be involved in both games.“My idea was to go up and get 60 minutes under my belt. I wish, now, that I had’ve listened to him and said ‘I’ll be okay and leave the Edinburgh game.’” Ferris in pain as he makes way, against Edinburgh, at Ravenhill. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOFerris injured his right ankle under the force of a double-team tackle by Edinburgh’s Andy Titterrell and Allan Jacobs. Ulster physio Gareth Robinson and team doctor David Irwin helped him to limp off the Ravenhill pitch and the immediate prognosis was at least a month on the sidelines. There would be no Test appearances against the Springboks or Pumas. There would be no competitive rugby, in fact, for 17 months. There were dark days and times when you thought ‘Shit, I can’t make this’,” he admits.“The ankle has had a lot of trauma; three surgeries in the last couple of years, to fix different injuries. It was probably a year between my last operation and my comeback as I had to take it slow. Still, the swelling would come back. It still does, even though I haven’t played for two months now.”From November 2012 until March 2014, Ferris progressed inches with the finish line seemingly miles away. “Every two or three weeks was a step forward but some weeks I would take two steps back. I moved from small, strengthening exercises to running on the Alter-G [anti-gravity] treadmill after six or seven months but any time I put weight on it, the ankle would react a bit.“When I finally got over that hurdle and was able to run straight lines it felt like I was making progress. I’d feel fine until I did some side-stepping and the ankle would flare up again. It was very, very frustrating. I’m not a physio nor a doctor but it was more an accumulation of injuries than one specific. If it was as easy as a broken ankle, there would have been a set treatment plan and I would have been back.”There were murmurs of comebacks on five separate occasions, with Ulster responding with variants of Ferris being close, near and not far away. Talk of a move to Japanese rugby came and went before the province offered him a six-month contract extension and, in January of this year, another. Payback came on in brutish, rousing fashion on 14 March as he came off the bench in a home win over Scarlets and had the crowd on their feet with a first-up thump on Gareth Davies. It felt like a moment; a catharsis from treatment room ghost to the rib-splintering Ferris of old. Source: RaboDirect PRO12/YouTube“I loved getting back,” he said. “It felt as if all the hard work — the 18 months of rehab, steps forwards and set-backs — had been worth it. At the same time, playing that game was tough on my ankle. I felt it digging in during the match it was sore.“The idea was to give it 40 minutes in each game and see how it reacted but it kept digging in and snowballed a bit. I worked so hard to get back and play in that Saracens game and did fine for that 30 minutes but the ankle was sore again.“I was missing training and it was swelling up. The [Ulster] lads said ‘You can’t keep doing this to yourself Stevie’. I went along to a surgeon and he said the ankle was not going to get better. Professional rugby would only make it worse.”At the very least, Ferris says, he will no longer have to answer questions about his ankle or, from the casual supporters, the knee, elbow or shoulder. “You’d be sick of it after a while but, I suppose, whenever I saw Tommy Bowe, when he was injured, I’d ask what the craic was then ‘How’s the hip?’”He adds, “[Ulster prop] Callum Black is getting married in England and I went to pick up a suit today. Instead of talking about the ankle, I could reminisce about old games and the good days. That was such a relief.”Ferris can distinctly recall the moment, before the Rugby World Cup pool game against Australia, when Jerry Flannery handed out the Ireland jerseys to the matchday 22. The hooker would return to Ireland days after witnessing his country beat the Wallabies 15-6. He knew his tournament was over, Ferris notes, but, with tears in his eyes, urged his teammates to make a statement at Eden Park.Beating a southern hemisphere team at ‘the home of rugby’, in a World Cup, ranks up there with Ferris’ Six Nations winners’ medal [clinched in Grand Slam style]. “Nobody expected us to win but we did it so convincingly in the end,” he says. “We dominated Australia in every aspect.” Ferris takes Will Genia for a ride at RWC 2011. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOThe resounding image of the game was the blindside picking up Aussie scrum-half Will Genia like a ragdoll and marching him back towards his tryline. “At the time,” Ferris reflects. “I never realised I had lifted him up and back five yards. It was only when I saw the replays, and clips on YouTube, that I knew what I had done.Another ref might have called it for being offside [from the Wallabies scrum put-in] but it was worth the risk. Eoin Reddan had snipped at Genia a few times so that was the red flag for me to get on him. I snapped in and drove him back and the boys came piling in behind me. I can just remember Donncha O’Callaghan shouting ‘Give it to him Fez, give it to him’. Soon after that and I was lying on his back and giving him banter.”Ferris recalls the World Cup as the best time of his rugby-playing career, where he enjoyed every moment with ‘a special bunch of guys’. “We truly believed we could win the thing. We got to the quarter finals [against Wales] but never showed up on the day. If we had’ve played the day before, or after, I feel we would have made the semis. The Welsh defence, though, was unreal. Shane Williams held Sean O’Brien up over the line at one stage. It was one of those days.”He continues, “As a professional rugby player, you never think you’ll have to retire. You definitely don’t have those thoughts when you’re in your 20s; in your prime. Even when David Wallace injured his knee, he may have been in his mid 30s but he was still world-class; still thinking he’d go to the World Cup and perform. You can’t let those thoughts [about injury] enter your head because, if you do, you’d dwell on it and it would wreck your head.”Texts arrived from far and wide when Ferris made his official retirement call on 3 June. He was heartened by positive words by rugby fans, on Twitter and Facebook. Flannery and Ronan O’Gara — ‘Boys I’ve played with, fought with and lived the dream with me’ — were among the former teammates to wish him well. “The ones that matter most,” he declares, “were the words of support from my Mum and Dad, brothers and my girlfriend, Laura. They said ‘You’ve given it absolutely everything; 100%; for Ulster, Ireland and the Lions’. Most people would bite their arm off for the career I’ve had.“I’ve no regrets. There was not a game I ever held back in. That might have worked against me in the end but I wouldn’t change the way I played for anything.” Ferris celebrates a second Lions try, on the 2009 tour, with Harry Ellis. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOAged 28 and already well into planning for life after rugby, Ferris is involved with Clic Sargent, a charity for young people with cancer, and has finished a course at the Ulster Business School. He has also undertaken a Level 3 coaching course and will impart some knowledge on his former club side, Dungannon next season. Rugby fans may also spot him in the BBC television gantry at Ravenhill [now Kingspan Stadium] on a few occasions next season. He wants to take a break from the day-in, day-out of rugby but insists he will be a boisterous Ulster fan, like the rest of them, ‘for the next 10, 20, 30, 40 years’.The ankle will never properly heal. Still, Ferris is stoic about his permanent reminder of his days on countless battlefields, from Stevenson Park to Eden Park and everywhere in between.[The ankle] will definitely hamper me down the line. Every day I can feel it when I climb stairs. Walking up hills is a nightmare. Most people walk up hills flat-footed but I have to do it on my toes as I can’t close the front of the joint up. It’s like that deceleration when I’m running, the ankle bites and that’s where the inflammation comes.”“I saw a line-up that somebody tweeted about a couple of weeks ago,” he recalls. “It was players who had either retired or were forced to retire last season. There was myself, Imanol Harinorduqoy and Dimitri Yachvili. Guys like that.“It’s unbelievable but it has become such a physical, unforgiving sport. That’s why we love it, I suppose, and why we first picked up a rugby ball.”‘I hang up my boots with no regrets’: Stephen Ferris retires from rugbyRag-dolling Will Genia and six of Stephen Ferris’ other memorable momentslast_img read more

first_imgTablette et Ultrabook de grande finesse pour ToshibaAu CES, Toshiba va présenter la tablette tactile la plus mince du monde, mais pas seulement. Son ultrabook aussi sera ultra-mince. Toshiba se la joue Dukan pour le matériel numérique. Cette fois, la firme va débarquer à Vegas avec une tablette de 10,1 pouces qu’elle annonce (encore) comme la plus fine du monde (cf notre article d’hier). De même pour son ultrabook de 13,3 pouces. Au delà de l’épaisseur minime de ces appareils, Toshiba a également annoncé un prototype de tablette waterproof (imperméable), OLED et embarquant une technologie sans fil, peut-être pour surfer sur le Web dans votre baignoire…Aucun nom, ni de spécifications supplémentaires n’ont pu filtrer. Toshiba nous réserve donc sa surprise pour la semaine prochaine. Le 9 janvier 2012 à 20:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target Rats Are Chowing Down on New Car Wiring, Because It’s Made With SoyNaked Mole-Rats May be Immune to Aging Anyone who has ever cut their finger knows how painful it can be. The pain makes us very aware of the injury, and so we automatically protect that area more readily so that it can heal. But nobody likes pain, and if we could remove it from the healing process that would be great.There is one animal that feels no pain, though, and scientists have figured out why. That animal is the naked mole-rat, also commonly referred to as a sand puppy.These 10cm-long naked rats live underground in East Africa. They have very distinct large and protruding teeth used to move through soil very quickly (forwards and backwards). They are also insensitive to pain. You can pour acid on them, or rub capsaicin into their skin (the active component of chili peppers) and they won’t even flinch.The pain insensitivity extends to cuts on their body, which will happen regularly if you’re spending most of your day digging underground. When cut, humans and other mammals experience heat hyperalgesia around injuries, which means even only slightly warm temperatures can feel like they are burning you. Our bodies even increase the amount of pain sensors around the injuries. Naked role-mats don’t experience this.We know that the mole rats don’t suffer pain because they lack a key neurotransmitter called Substance P that sends pain signals to the central nervous system. Researchers at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine have now discovered that it’s an enzyme change that blocks any pain from registering or any negative reaction happening around cuts, like increasing the amount of pain sensors. The rat’s body just gets on with healing the injury while the little rodent carries on unaware.Roman Klementschitz/WikimediaIt is hoped that the way in which the naked mole-rat body doesn’t react to pain can be fully understood and used for other mammals and maybe even humans. We’d still be injured, we’d still need to heal, but if the wound can be protected and the pain reaction removed completely, that would be great, right?last_img read more

first_img WWE has announced that after four years in Brooklyn, SummerSlam weekend will now be taking place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada starting in 2019.The company will host NXT TakeOver (August 10), SummerSlam (August 11), RAW (August 12) and Smackdown Live (August 13) in Toronto at Scotiabank Arena.You can check out the official announcement below.Toronto to host SummerSlam in 2019As first reported by Entertainment Tonight Canada, Toronto will host SummerSlam Week in August 2019 with SummerSlam (Sunday, Aug. 11), Monday Night Raw (Monday, Aug. 12), SmackDown LIVE (Tuesday, Aug. 13) and NXT TakeOver (Saturday, Aug. 10) taking place at Scotiabank Arena over four consecutive nights.SummerSlam is more than just a one-day event; it’s a week-long celebration, as WWE will host a series of activities including SummerSlam Axxess, WWE’s interactive fan festival at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, along with community outreach programs designed to leave a lasting impact throughout the region.“We are thrilled to bring WWE’s Biggest Event of the Summer back to Toronto,” said John Saboor, WWE Executive Vice President, Special Events. “We look forward to working with our partners at Tourism Toronto and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment to build a blueprint that welcomes our global fan base to the great city of Toronto.”Additional details, including ticket availability and travel packages, will be announced in the near future. Facebook Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonightlast_img read more

first_imgSteve Marshall will be the next superintendent of Hockinson School District.Marshall is the director of educational resources for the Camas School District, and previously was principal of Camas High School for nine years. He was announced as the new superintendent after a Hockinson board meeting Tuesday night. He was one of four finalists interviewed by the board, staff, students and community members during a public forum Monday night.He is taking over for Superintendent Sandra Yager, who announced in November that she was leaving the district after this school year to take the same position with Cornerstone Christian Academy in Vancouver. Yager was superintendent in Hockinson for the last eight years.“Steve served the Camas community for a long time in multiple capacities, always with a focus on students,” Camas Superintendent Jeff Snell said. “One of his greatest strengths in Camas was rallying people around Camas High School and Papermaker pride.”The announcement comes a little less than two months before the district will put two levies out for public vote for the second time this year. A replacement three-year levy and new three-year technology levy both failed in the Feb. 12 special election.The school board announced recently it will run both levies again in the April 23 special election. Prior to the February election, Yager said the district could be faced with cuts if the levies didn’t pass.The board will work to formalize the details of the superintendent’s contract, which is expected to begin July 1, and hopes to approve it at its March 25 regular meeting.last_img read more

first_imgAlmost two-thirds (62%) of employer respondents manage the administration of pensions auto-enrolment in-house, according to research by Chase de Vere and Lightbulb.The research, which surveyed 300 senior HR decision makers in the UK, also found that more than a third (37%) of respondents cite administration as the biggest challenge to implementing auto-enrolment.The research also found:23% of respondents name cost as the most challenging aspect of implementing auto-enrolment, 10% cite making time for planning and meetings as the main challenge, and 9% view communications as the biggest challenge.Less than one in 10 (7%) respondents cite dealing with queries as the biggest challenge encountered when implementing auto-enrolment, followed by technology (6%), and a lack of support (6%).15% of respondents manage auto-enrolment administration through their pension provider, and 11% do so through payroll or an accountant.42% of respondents receive support from a financial adviser when implementing auto-enrolment, and 32% receive support from their pension provider.Sean McSweeney (pictured), corporate advice manager at Chase de Vere, said: “We are fully supportive of pension auto-enrolment. This is an important initiative as we are facing a pension time-bomb with people living for longer and not saving enough to support themselves in retirement. However, the burden of implementing auto-enrolment has fallen on employers and they can face real challenges. Our research shows that administration is their biggest concern and this will continue as employers have to abide by ongoing rules, although costs will also rise for many employers as minimum contribution levels are increased in April 2018 and again in April 2019.“It’s not surprising that employers are trying to manage their auto-enrolment scheme with little or no support, although this could be a false economy. To get the maximum benefit for the money they are spending, employers need to regularly review their pension arrangements and ensure effective communication and engagement with their employees.”last_img read more