Muslims Do not Believe in Freedom Of Speech British Cleric

Rabat – A British preacher is reported to have said that Muslims do not believe in the freedom of expression.Anjem Choudary, a London-based radical preacher wrote a letter, published by American news outlet USA today, saying that Muslims “did not believe in the concept of freedom of expression.”Following the attack on the Paris offices of satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, the Muslim activist said in his letter entitled ‘People Know the Consequences’, that “contrary to popular misconception, Islam does not mean peace but rather means submission to the commands of Allah alone.” “Therefore, Muslims do not believe in the concept of freedom of expression, as their speech and actions are determined by divine revelation and not based on people’s desires,” he added.He tweeted:If freedom of expression can be sacrificed for criminalising incitement & hatred, Why not for insulting the Prophet of Allah? #ParisShooting— Anjem Choudary (@anjemchoudary) 7 Janvier 2015Freedom of expression does not extend to insulting the Prophets of Allah, whatever your views on the events in Paris today! #ParisShooting— Anjem Choudary (@anjemchoudary) 7 Janvier 2015According to media sources, Choudary and his small following of hardline Muslims are associating themselves with the ‘Salafist’ school of thought.Last year, he expressed his support for terrorist organization the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, and Muslims travelling to Syria and Iraq to fight.“Although Muslims may not agree about the idea of freedom of expression, even non-Muslims who espouse it say it comes with responsibilities. In an increasingly unstable and insecure world, the potential consequences of insulting the Messenger Muhammad are known to Muslims and non-Muslims alike,” he said in the letter.He also put blame on Charlie Hebdo for provoking the attack on its Paris offices that claimed the lives of 12 people.The letter asks: “Why did France allow the tabloid to provoke Muslims?”“Western governments are content to sacrifice liberties and freedoms when being complicit to torture and rendition — or when restricting the freedom of movement of Muslims, under the guise of protecting national security,” he added.Photo Credit: AFP read more

UN backs call for dialogue in wake of Lebanese clashes

27 August 2010The top United Nations envoy to Lebanon today backed the call made by the country’s leaders for dialogue to avoid further tensions following armed clashes earlier this week between Shi’a and Sunni Muslim groups in the capital, Beirut. Three people were reportedly killed on Tuesday when members of the Hizbollah and Al-Ahbash groups fought each other with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.According to media reports, the groups stated that the incident had stemmed from a personal dispute and that each side had agreed to immediately end their differences.UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams said he welcomed the efforts of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and of the country’s leadership in restoring calm in the city.“The United Nations strongly encourages the call for dialogue, led by President [Michel] Sleiman and Prime Minister Saad Hariri, to avoid any further tension and any similar incidents to those which occurred on Tuesday evening,” Mr. Williams said in a statement following his meeting with the Minister of Social Affairs, Salim Sayegh.In addition to the clashes, the two men also discussed the political situation and recent developments in Lebanon, including the implementation of Security Council resolution 1701, which ended the conflict between Israel and Hizbollah that erupted in 2006.“We also discussed the work of the Lebanese institutions in promoting stability and security in the country and in addressing the social and economic problems that need to be tackled,” Mr. Williams added. read more

UNs Bosnia mission wraps up operations leaves behind police force fit for

After successfully completing the most extensive police reform and restructuring mandate ever undertaken by the United Nations, the UN Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) will cease operations at midnight tonight.”Bosnia and Herzegovina now has ‘a police force fit for Europe’ firmly based on international standards of democratic policing, and in the service of all citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina,” UNMIBH said in a statement issued today. “It represents a major stride forward towards European integration.”Starting tomorrow, the European Union Police Mission (EUPM) will take over the tasks performed by UNMIBH, while the UN will remain engaged in furthering the country’s post-war development and recovery through the work of its agencies.In a ceremony on Monday in Sarajevo, the Mission awarded an accreditation certificate to the country’s State Border Service, completing the accreditation of all the country’s law enforcement institutions. read more

Auto parts giant Magna raises concerns about protectionist trade measures

by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 24, 2017 7:45 am MDT Last Updated Feb 24, 2017 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Auto parts giant Magna raises concerns about protectionist trade measures Donald J. Walker, chief executive officer of Magna International Inc., is silhouetted as he waits for the company’s annual general meeting to begin in Toronto on Friday, May 10, 2013. Canadian auto parts giant Magna International Inc. cited the rise of protectionist trade measures in the Trump era as a key risk to the auto industry as it reported its latest quarterly results. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette AURORA, Ont. – Canadian auto parts giant Magna International Inc. cited the rise of protectionist trade measures in the Trump era as a key risk to the auto industry as it reported its latest quarterly results.Chief executive Don Walker said Friday any border adjustment tax imposed by the United States would be negative for the industry, but noted it’s still too early to tell what’s going to happen.“The industry as a whole is trying to get all the facts to the right people so at least they understand what the impact might be,” he said during a conference call with financial analysts.“I think it will be quite a while before we really understand what the changes might be, what the impact would be, and nothing happens overnight. But we are very closely watching and having involvement in any discussions.”Magna (TSX:MG), based in Aurora, Ont., has operations in 29 countries including the U.S. and Mexico.In identifying some of its more significant risks in its quarterly financial report, the global supplier said the auto industry is dependent on open borders, particularly in Europe and North America.“The continued growth of protectionist sentiments and implementation of measures which impede the free movement of goods, services, people and capital could have a material adverse effect on our operations, profitability or results of operations,” the company said.U.S. President Donald Trump has said he wants changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, complained about automakers shifting production to Mexico, and raised the possibility of tariffs.He has also pulled the country from participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.The moves in the U.S. come amid rumblings in Europe where Marine Le Pen and her National Front are campaigning on promises to get France out the euro and the European Union.Magna said Friday its profit for the last three months of 2016 amounted to US$478 million or US$1.24 per diluted share, slightly up from a profit of US$476 million or US$1.17 per diluted share in the same period a year earlier.Sales in the quarter totalled US$9.25 billion, up from US$8.57 billion.The company also raised its quarterly dividend to 27.5 cents per share from 25 cents per share. read more

Irfan Smajlagic resigns – Bosna Sarajevo looking for a new coach

← Previous Story SEHA League without General sponsorship Next Story → Omeyer to Montpellier in 2013; Karabatic prolongs contract BiH handballBosna SarajevoIrfan Smajlagic After two seasons, Irfan Smajlagic decided to resign from the position of Bosna BH Gas. Champion of Bosnia and Herzegovina and TOP 16 team in the last edition of the EHF Champions League has financial problems to make respectable team for the TOP European level and Smajlagic’s decision was expected and some media already wrote about his dissatisfaction with the situation.Bosna Sarajevo is now looking for a new coach. Team from Sarajevo will play in the EHF Champions League and SEHA League this season.

Disney lets the Club Penguin domain name expire

first_imgIt’s not like Disney to let the domain name for one of its hottest online properties up and expire without warning. Even so, that’s exactly what happened earlier today with Club Penguin, Disney’s web-based children’s game. The domain name expired on June 13th, but the site finally vanished on the morning of the 20th.It didn’t take long for people – or at least parents with unhappy children – to take notice that the site was gone. In its place, visitors found a generic Network Solutions parked-domain page, advising them to place a backorder request for the domain if they’re interested in purchasing it, or to renew the domain if they’re the rightful owner.AdChoices广告As soon as Disney learned of the situation, they contacted Network Solutions to renew the domain and bring the site back online. At the time of this writing, the site is back up and working normally, although the site notes that some users may not be able to see it yet. Since the URL has been re-registered, Club Penguin users will have to wait until DNS servers around the globe have been updated before all users can access the site again, which in some cases can take up to 72 hours.The issue first appeared on Club Penguin fan blogs like Club Penguin Insider, which went the extra step to squash rumors that the site may have been hacked or inadvertently shut down without warning. According to ZDNet, Disney has been swamped with calls from parents asking when Club Penguin will be available again, and that the company will take corrective action to make sure this doesn’t happen again.Disney purchased Club Penguin from New Horizon Interactive back in 2007 for well over $350 million, and since then the site has grown to become the go-to massively multiplayer game for children 6-14. The game is perhaps best known for its child-centric atmosphere, heavy parental controls, and strict focus on child safety.Read more at Club Penguin, via Club Penguin Insiderlast_img read more

Amazon brings Etch A Sketch app to the Kindle

first_imgGood news for all you kids-at-heart who miss playing with your beloved childhood toy, the Etch A Sketch: Amazon is bringing an app called Doodle to the Kindle that will more or less let you “Etch A Sketch” on your e-reader.If you’re somehow unfamiliar with the Etch A Sketch, and have never seen Toy Story, normally, an Etch A Sketch has a thick, flat gray screen in a plastic frame with two knobs on the frame’s lower corners. When the user twists the knobs it moves a stylus that transfers aluminum powder to the back of the screen leaving a solid line visible to the user. One knob moves the stylus horizontally and the other moves it vertically to create lineographic images.The Etch A Sketch has been a very popular toy since it launched in 1960. Over 50 years later, Amazon is bringing the Etch A Sketch to the Kindle for just 99 cents. Instead of using those pesky knobs to draw your pictures, the Doodle app for Kindle draws lines with the “5-way” controller or the keyboard. One thing that was nearly impossible to do with the original Etch A Sketch was to move diagonally. Most of the time an attempt to draw a diagonal line resulted in a sort of stair-step design, but the Kindle’s keys also allow you to move diagonally. Also, you can draw black lines on a white screen, or white lines on a black screen. Fancy!The Doodle app is one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” ideas that we’re surprised we haven’t seen sooner. We’re hoping that the Doodle app won’t take away too much business from Etch A Sketch manufacturer the Ohio Art Company.via Wiredlast_img read more

The 5 at 5 Thursday

first_img Thursday 8 Dec 2016, 4:58 PM By Gráinne Ní Aodha EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home for the day.#AUSTIN STACK: The son of murdered prison officer Brian Stack confronted Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at a party press conference.#ORKAMBI: The Health Minister has said that Cystic Fibrosis patients are being used as pawns by pharmaceutical companies in a bid to extract as much money as possible.#BLACKWATER: Over 1,200 dead fish have been found dead along a spawning tributary to one of our main salmon fishing rivers.#CLARE’S ROCKET: Four men arrested in connection with the theft of a champion greyhound have been released without charge.#PACIFIC: A 6.5 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of northern California. Dec 8th 2016, 4:58 PM 6,003 Views Image: Shutterstock/patpitchaya The 5 at 5: Thursday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… No Comments Image: Shutterstock/patpitchaya Short URL Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Drug users in Dublin consuming entire trays of prescription tablets

first_imgDrug users in Dublin consuming entire trays of prescription tablets “People might not associate their intake of pills with increasing their overdose risk,” says Ana Liffey Drug Project CEO Tony Duffin. By Cónal Thomas 27 Comments Friday 22 Feb 2019, 12:05 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 22nd 2019, 12:06 AM 32,048 Views Discarded benzodiazepine packaging Source: Daragh Brophy/TheJournal.ieTHE USE OF prescription medication is on the rise among drug users in Dublin’s north inner city as tablets move from the medicine cabinet to the streets. “In the last year we’ve become increasingly concerned about the use of them,” says Tony Duffin, CEO of the Ana Liffey Drug Project, which is spearheading a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of street tablets.According to Duffin, some drug users – who are also taking other drugs – are consuming “trays” of street tablets. “Yes, people take heroin, people take cocaine, alcohol, cannabis etc. But tablets are very much a part of that now.”A tray is whole packet of prescription drugs, also known as a ‘blister pack’. “These days, if someone says they’ve taken some benzos that means they’ve taken a tray,” says Duffin. And that could mean taking 10 or more tablets at a time.“People might not associate their intake of pills with increasing their overdose risk, either” he says.Launching today, ‘Do You Use Street Tablets’ campaign aims to inform users and project workers about the risks associated with taking ‘street’ tablets. In other words, tablets which have been diverted from legal markets, fake tablets or home pressed tablets.Client surveys conducted by Ana Liffey Drug Project reveal that nearly half of respondents reported use of unprescribed benzodiazepines – commonly known as benzos – in the last week while almost 1 in 4 reported use of unprescribed z-drugs and 1 in 10 reported using unprescribed gabapentin – a painkiller designed to prevent serizures – in the last week.Benzos include Valium and Xanax, while Z-drugs include Zopiclone and Zaleplon, which are used to treat insomnia. There has also been a significant number of drug related deaths in Ireland associated with these drugs.For example, diazepam – a benzo – was implicated in almost one third of all poisoning deaths between 2004 and 2015 in Ireland. Deaths related to Pregabalin – typically a capsule – increased from 26 deaths in 2014 to 44 in 2015. Source: Shutterstock/Thongchai S‘Harm reduction’The North Inner City Drug & Alcohol Task Force has been collecting data alongside Ana Liffey Drug Project volunteers on drug trends in Dublin’s north inner city and recently identified street tablets a key trend.Drug use has shifted and changed in Dublin’s north inner city over the years. The uptake in street pills in Dublin can specifically be traced back to crop failure in the Middle East in 2011 which led to a heroin shortage in Dublin.Drug users deprived of their usual fix increasingly turned to benzos instead – leading to a rise in addiction cases.Last July, the Ana Liffey Drug Project launched a campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of using cocaine. Fact sheet and posters surrounding the use of cocaine has now been widely distributed, says Duffin, particularly in universities. Similarly, the aim of ‘Do You Use Street Tablets’ campaign – which includes distributing fact sheets and posters with information on street tablets – is to tailor information about street tablets to both the drug user and those working in addiction services. “One of the things that we don’t people to do is to suddenly stop taking street tablets, either,” says Duffin. “The withdrawal symptoms can be very, very dangerous and difficult.”“This is about getting harm reduction information to people so they’re better informed about the risks they’re taking. And to the workers, those on the ground and to let the wider population know that this happening.” Short URL Share28 Tweet Email1 last_img read more

Coroner identifies worker killed in Ohio overpass collapse

first_imgCINCINNATI — Tons of concrete and steel covered the southbound lanes of a major Cincinnati artery Tuesday after an overpass collapse during demolition work left one worker dead, a tractor-trailer driver injured and police considering what the potential toll might have been had the accident occurred amid heavy traffic.The removal of debris from Interstate 75 began Tuesday afternoon and was expected to take 24 to 48 hours. Ohio transportation authorities will then assess the pavement where the section of overpass deck landed Monday night with what a resident described as an earth-shaking thud. The Ohio Department of Transportation said it’s difficult to predict how long pavement repairs might take without seeing the damage.Cincinnati authorities said casualties could have been much higher had the accident occurred at a busy time on the interstate that carries more than 178,000 vehicles a day through the area some five miles north of the Ohio River.“The situation could have been significantly worse,” Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said Tuesday. “It’s just timing that we only had one fatality.”Authorities identified the worker who was killed as Brandon William Carl, 35, of Augusta, Kentucky. The Hamilton County coroner’s office will do an autopsy to determine cause of death; Cincinnati fire officials said the body was recovered from rubble with the help of air bags and special equipment early Tuesday morning, about four hours after the accident.last_img read more

Motorist Crashed Into Anchor Point Post Office

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers responded to the Anchor Point Post Office after reports that a motorist drove through the front of the building Friday afternoon. In an email from Megan Peters, spokeswoman with the Alaska State Troopers: “We got the report at approximately 1:53pm. An employee and someone nearby called it in. Initially fire went out because they thought the driver may need to be extricated, but the driver got out on their own.” According to Peters, as of 4pm Troopers are still on scene investigating and arranging a tow. There were no reported injuries.last_img

JU students end hunger strike

first_imgJU students during a fast unto death on Monday. Photo: Prothom AloThe four students of Jahangirnagar University, who were on a fast unto death for the past three days, ended their protest after the authorities on Monday promised withdrawal of charges against 56 students for vandalising the vice-chancellor’s residence.The students took the decision of calling off the hunger strike around 7:30pm as JU pro vice-chancellor professor Amir Hossian assured them of withdrawing the case, said Bangladesh Chhatra Union JU unit president Imran Nadim, reports UNB.Pro VC Amir Hossain made the students drink water for breaking their fast after the students took the decision.JU treasurer Sheikh M Manjarul Haque, its proctor Tapan Kumar, JU Teacher Association President professor Farid Ahmed and other teachers and students were present at that time.The students started their fast unto death at 2:00pm on Saturday at the Central Shaheed Minar premises on the campus and continued their strike for the third consecutive day till Monday evening demanding the removal of the case.They are Puja Biswas, a 40th batch student of International Relations, Sarder Zahid and Tuli, 42nd batch students of English department and Arman, a 43rd batch student of Law and Justice Department.On 26 May last, students blocked Dhaka-Aricha highway for six hours following the deaths of two fellow students in a road accident in Savar. But police fired rubber bullets and tear gas shells to disperse them.Later, the students reportedly besieged and ransacked the VC’s residence protesting at police attack on them.Later on 27 May, university administration filed a case against 56 students bringing the allegation of vandalising the VC’s house.last_img read more

Exporters Mecca

first_imgThe 42nd Edition of IHGF-Deldi Fair organised by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts [EPCH] at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, will be held from October 14 – 18, informed Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director – EPCH.Having  over 2950 exhibitors from all over the Country, 1,90,000  sq mtrs covered space, over 5000 buyers from more than 110 countries, 2000 product lines, styles and designs of Home, Lifestyles, Fashion and Textiles, more than 450 buying agents will be the distinctive features of the IHGF-Deldi Fair Autumn 2016.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfKumar further said that speciality of this fair is that the products on display are of all quality and variety.  Buyers can select products for meeting the requirement of high end consumers, middle end consumers and mass and low end consumers.  Another unique feature of Indian product range is that they are still hand crafted and machines are used only for finishing purposes. India still has the distinction of exclusivity in terms of product, design, colour and raw material. Indian products are eco-friendly as most of the raw materials used are natural and not chemically made and more over the dyes used are also natural vegetable dyes rather than chemical dyes. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveProducts on display will include gifts and decorative items, furniture, home furnishing, houseware, fashion jewellery and accessories, lamps and lighting, Christmas and festive décor, carpets and rugs, bathroom accessories, garden decoratives, educational toys and games, handmade paper products, leather bags and cases, candles, incense and potpourri.  The products are made on a wide range of raw material base like wood, metal, cane and bamboo, textiles, natural fibers, wool, silk, jute, coir, stones, bone and horn, terracotta and lacquer etc informed Dinesh Kumar, Chairman – EPCH.  Editors of International publications pertaining to gifts, houseware and decoratives from Australia and UK will also visit the show to witness the range and quality of products on. Over 5000 buyers will be visiting from more than 110 countries. Apart from overseas buyers, Domestic volume retail buyers from many leading retail chains of India have confirmed their visit to source from IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn  2016, elaborated by ED-EPCH. One of the highlights of the fair will be setting up of thematic pavilion of products from North Eastern Region. North Eastern Region is one of the richest regions of the country in terms of eco-friendly crafts. Products like bags made out of natural fiber, cane and bamboo, furniture, decorative items, gifts, dry flowers, shawls and hand woven textiles and made ups are expected to be the attraction to the visitors and the entrepreneurs from this region will be able to secure good business orders. Further, handicrafts of Mega clusters like lace and lace crafts from Narsapur (Andhra Pradesh) and wooden handicrafts from Jodhpur would also be on display at the show. To upgrade the knowledge of the participating companies, informative seminars will also be held during five-day long event at the fair ground itself. A Round Table Conference of eminent speakers from retail and e-commerce on 360° marketing – home and beyond will also be held during the show.IHGF-Delhi Fair has already acquired the reputation of one stop sourcing amongst the overseas buying community and most effective marketing medium amongst Indian exporting community.  It is actually a Mecca both for buyers and for exporters. The IHGF-Delhi Fair since its inception in 1994, has made significant contribution to the Handicrafts exports from India. The most important role played by the IHGF has been the increase in the foreign exchange earnings said Rakesh Kumar, ED – EPCH.The Handicrafts exports during the year 2015-16 was Rs. 21457.91 crores  with overall 6.85% increase in comparison to last year. During the first six month of current financial year, export to the tune of Rs 13005.35 crore has been met out and it is hoped that target fixed for the year 2016 –17 will be surpassed.last_img read more

Deep space travel affects brain

first_imgExposure to chronic, low dose radiation — the conditions present in deep space — causes neural and behavioral impairments in mice, according to a study. The results, published in the journal eNeuro, highlight the pressing need to develop safety measures to protect the brain from radiation during deep space missions as astronauts prepare to travel to Mars. Radiation is known to disrupt signalling among other processes in the brain, according to researchers, including those from the University of California, Irvine and Stanford University in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfHowever, previous experiments used short-term, higher dose-rate exposures of radiation, which does not accurately reflect the conditions in space. To investigate how deep space travel could affect the nervous system, researcher Charles Limoli and colleagues from Colorado State University and the Eastern Virginia School of Medicine in the US exposed mice to chronic, low dose radiation for six months. In the recently heldresearch, they found that the radiation exposure impaired cellular signalling in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex, resulting in learning and memory impairments. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe researchers also observed increased anxiety behaviours, indicating that the radiation also impacted the amygdala, the brain’s medial temporal lobe which plays a key role in the processing of emotions. They predict that during a deep space mission approximately one in five astronauts would experience anxiety-like behaviour and one in three would experience certain levels of memory impairments. The astronauts may also struggle with decision-making, the researchers noted.last_img read more

LGBT group revokes award for TV host Joy Reid after homophobic blog

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… MSNBC host Joy Reid is under fire once again for old homophobic blog posts.Twitter user @Jamie_Maz posted screencaps from Reid’s former blog, The Reid Report, late last year. She made the posts in the mid to late-2000s. In the posts, she mocked former Florida Governor Charlie Crist. She said his marriage was a sham to cover up his sexuality. The Internet Archive made a post addressing the claims of manipulated posts.‘This past December, Reid’s lawyers contacted us, asking to have archives of the blog ( taken down, stating that “fraudulent” posts were “inserted into legitimate content” in our archives of the blog,’ they wrote.However, they continued: ‘When we reviewed the archives, we found nothing to indicate tampering or hacking of the Wayback Machine [a digital archive of the World Wide Web] versions. At least some of the examples of allegedly fraudulent posts provided to us had been archived at different dates and by different entities.’The security consultant Reid employed released a statement about the alleged hacking.Here’s the statement of security consultant Jonathan Nichols regarding the claims of blog-hacking by MSNBC’s Joy Reid.— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) April 25, 2018The consultant, Jonathan Nichols, wrote the ‘login information used to access the blog was available on the Dark Web’.He also suggested some of the posts were subject to ‘screenshot manipulation’ aka photoshopping.A CNN report reveals that an internet archive from the Library of Congress contains the posts and that they were archived and saved in 2006. If this is true, skeptics say, the hacking would have had to happen back then, not last December.Also, the Wayback Machine captured these posts at or near the time they were posted – over ten years ago. For this account to make sense, someone would have had to access Reid’s blog with Dark Web credentials, then travel back in time— Joe Bernstein (@Bernstein) April 25, 2018The falloutLGBTQ advocacy group PFLAG National revoked their Straight for Equality in Media award from Reid.In a statement, they explained: ‘When we extended our invitation to Ms. Reid to honor her at our 45th anniversary celebration, we did so knowing about the blog posts from the late 2000s regarding Charlie Crist. We appreciated how she stepped up, took ownership, apologized for them, and did better—this is the behavior and approach we ask of any ally. However, in light of new information, and the ongoing investigation of that information, we must at this time rescind our award to Ms. Reid.’Others are wondering if this ‘takedown culture’ does any good.I’m really getting concerned about this takedown culture in which we want to fire anyone if we find old tweets or writings that they have grown from. We’d all be without jobs if someone did some real digging into our lives. Just saying.— Terrell J. Starr (@Russian_Starr) April 25, 2018As for her current MSNBC position, an NBC spokesperson said Reid will stay on air.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Joy Reid addresses anti-LGBTI blog posts on MSNBC’s AM JoyLGBT people twice as likely to be asked about their sex lives at workSeven tweeters who really needed to delete their accounts in 2017Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Reid apologized for these posts. In her apology, she wrote:‘As someone who is not a member of the LGBT community I regret the way I addressed the complex issue of the closet and speculation on a person’s sexual orientation with a mocking tone and sarcasm. It was insensitive, tone deaf and dumb. There is no excusing it. Not based on the taste-skewing mores of talk radio or the then-blogosphere, and not based on my intentions.’However, last week, the same Twitter user, posted more of Reid’s alleged posts. So far the thread consists of more than 40 tweets.Thread – 1/x Joy Reid’s homophobic blog posts were far worse than 1st reported.They also had nothing to do with Republican hypocrisy on gay marriage. Joy also opposed gay marriage at the time. She gleefully accused people of being gay and posted a number of questionable things.— Not a bot (@Jamie_Maz) April 18, 2018The user acknowledged they took screenshots before the site came down.Such as this one, in which Reid allegedly wrote: ‘Does that make me homophobic? Probably. … But part of the intrinsic nature of “straightness” is that the idea of homosexual sex is… well… gross.‘8/x People yelling at me on twitter: Joy’s posts aren’t homophobic. Joy’s blog: “Does that make me homophobic? Probably.”She blames PC culture for straight people not being allowed to call gay sex gross but allowing gay people to say the opposite.— Not a bot (@Jamie_Maz) April 18, 2018‘Fabricated’ postsThe site Mediate also posted blog posts, as well as a new statement from Reid. In her new stance, Reid claims someone fabricated and manipulated the posts.Here is the statement in full:In December I learned that an unknown, external party accessed and manipulated material from my now-defunct blog, The Reid Report, to include offensive and hateful references that are fabricated and run counter to my personal beliefs and ideology.I began working with a cyber-security expert who first identified the unauthorized activity, and we notified federal law enforcement officials of the breach. The manipulated material seems to be part of an effort to taint my character with false information by distorting a blog that ended a decade ago.Now that the site has been compromised I can state unequivocally that it does not represent the original entries. I hope that whoever corrupted the site recognizes the pain they have caused, not just to me, but to my family and communities that I care deeply about: LGBTQ, immigrants, people of color and other marginalized groups.It is unclear which posts she believes were hacked, or if she stands by her original apology about Governor Crist.Doubtful skepticsThis is where it gets tricky, especially since the blog is now defunct.last_img read more

Woman falls off cliff near Ladysmith

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A woman, in her 30s, was rescued after falling off a cliff onto a ledge in the Cathedral Peak area of the Drakensberg on Thursday (May 25).A combined rescue party – consisting of members from the Mountain Club of South Africa, the police and KZN Wildlife (with KZN EMS paramedics and Aeromedical helicopter on standby) – was established and mobilised to rescue the woman, a Canadian citizen who had been part of a hiking group in the Berg.She fell off a cliff onto a ledge and at first couldn’t be seen or contacted.Also read: Hiker falls down steep slope in Drakensberg The rescue group hiked for about an hour to reach the location where the woman had fallen; it was late at night by that stage.A rope rescue system was established and a rescuer was lowered to the patient. The woman had sustained serious injuries.She was rescued from the ledge and rescuers stayed with her until morning, when a helicopter was used to airlift her out of the Drakensberg to a hospital in Pietermaritzburg.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Selects Novarad for Enterprise Imaging Management

first_img Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more April 8, 2019 — Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital (CCUH) recently selected Novarad to provide its facility with the Ncompass Enterprise Imaging System and specialized image management of both DICOM and non-DICOM with the company’s SnapView mobile app.Novarad’s Ncompass Enterprise Imaging system also comes with a guaranteed Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), which makes the planning process that much easier on both the hospital’s current budget and on its financial outlook years down the road, according to Novarad.“Software has become a major player here. A physician wants to see the story brought together, to see the patient as a whole. They don’t want to see radiology and then have to look somewhere else for a mammography,” said Jacqui Bianchi, IS application manager with CCUH. “What Novarad has given us is the ability to look at all these different images together, not just from the current stay, but from past stays as well. In this industry, with every healthcare dollar being scrutinized, we’re spending our dollars wisely.”The hospital is also using Novarad’s SnapView image management app, which enables clinicians to securely collect non-DICOM images in departments such as wound care, emergency department (ED), ophthalmology and dermatology. By using supported iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices, images are transferred directly to the archive without leaving behind any protected health information (PHI) on the device.“The enterprise imaging solution offers a great ROI [return on investment] because you won’t be pursuing three or four different solutions. It can all be managed from our servers here – one server, one vendor, one solution, one interface,” explained David Baumgardner, CIO at CCUH.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more center_img News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | April 08, 2019 Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Selects Novarad for Enterprise Imaging Management Hospital will utilize Ncompass Enterprise Imaging System and SnapView mobile app Related Content News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read morelast_img read more

Royal Jordanian and Vueling Airlines sign cooperation agreement

first_img Royal Jordanianbook your air tickets hereSource = Royal Jordanian Royal Jordanian and Vueling Airlines sign cooperation agreementRoyal Jordanian and Spanish low cost carrier Vueling Airlines signed an interline agreement whereby RJ passengers can connect to Vueling’s 150 cities via the latter’s hub in Barcelona and to 65 destinations from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, Vueling’s second hub.The deal will enable Royal Jordanian to offer its passengers further connections soon. RJ customers will thus find more travel options to hundreds of cities via these European hubs.Under the new agreement, RJ passengers can book their flights –including the RJ and Vueling segments – on a single ticket, and check in their luggage through to the final destination.Vueling’s destinations can be reached by passengers arriving on Royal Jordanian’s three weekly flights from Amman to Barcelona or its five weekly flights from Amman to Rome, and then on to Vueling’s destinations.Vueling signed similar agreements with Cathay Pacific and Hainan Airline, and has previous accords with American Airlines, British Airways and Qatar Airways.The new services can be booked starting with January 2016 through RJ’s call centre, at +962 65100000, its sales offices in Jordan and abroad, on RJ’s website,, or from travel agents around the world.In addition to RJ’s 55 direct destinations spread over four continents, there are hundreds of points served by international carriers that have code share agreements with RJ, which gives passengers more travel and connectivity options. Also, through RJ’s partners in the oneworld airline alliance, more than 1,000 cities are accessible from/to Amman, Jordan.Vueling, a member of the International Airlines Group (IAG) since 2013, launched its operations in 2004 with a fleet of just two Airbus A320s, four routes, and a commitment to offer excellent customer services at budget prices. Ten years later, it had carried 96 million passengers and in 2016 it will operate on more than 400 routes to more than 160 destinations in Europe, Middle East and Africa, with a fleet of more than 100 aircraft based at 22 airports.last_img read more

August 27 2018

first_imgAugust 27 , 2018 PRESS RELEASEValencia, Spain – Crispy cherries, trees full of oranges and juicy blueberries:  Wall-high photos turn the SanLucar stand at the Asia Fruit Logistica ‘18 into an eye-catcher. From September 5 to 7, the international trade fair brings together the most important companies in the industry in Asia. SanLucar is represented for the fourth time in a row at the event in Hong Kong, this time in Hall 5, Booth N38. As a novelty this year, visitors can easily find out about the premium brand with QR codes and their smartphone, in a quick and comprehensive manner.SanLucar sees great growth potential in China. The main target markets are currently the metropolises of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou (Canton). “With our own team in China, we hope to be even closer to our customers and better understand their habits and needs in the coming months,” says Michael Brinkmann, CEO of the SanLucar Group. You might also be interested in Chinese consumers increasingly expect healthy fruit and vegetables of high quality. With a large selection of more than 90 premium quality products, SanLucar is an ideal partner for supermarkets in China. SanLucar is the only company in the industry to cover the entire value chain: from the exclusive selection of varieties to the development of an innovative presentation at the point of sale.More information about the SanLucar concept will be available at the Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong. About SanLucarSanLucar, the premium brand for fruit and vegetables, is a globally positioned enterprise with subsidiaries in Germany, Austria, Spain, Tunisia, South Africa, Ecuador, Benelux and Dubai. In 1993, the company was founded by Stephan Rötzer in Munich and employs approximately 2,800 people today, the majority of them on the company’s own farms on three continents. With a range of about 90 fruit and vegetable products from more than 35 countries, SanLucar is the brand with the broadest assortment in the retail trade. In line with the philosophy “Taste in harmony with people and nature”, SanLucar is a responsible player on the global fruit and vegetable market and is currently expanding into the Arab Gulf States, Russia, China and Canada. SanLucar overhauls company structure, hands contro …last_img read more

Ryanair announce new routes to and from Paphos

first_imgBy Bejay BrowneRYANAIR announced a slew of new flights for Paphos due to get underway next year, in the wake of a media storm concerning 2,000 cancelled flights on Monday.To mark the launch of the airline’s Paphos summer 2018 schedule, Ryanair is offering a seat sale on their website from €19.99 for travel until December, available for booking until midnight Thursday.On Monday, the Irish airline, Europe’s largest, said that it had loused up pilots annual leave and didn’t have enough pilots to operate all flights in the coming weeks. The airline has published full details of which of its flights are being cancelled between now and 28 October, around 40-50 a day.At a Paphos press conference on Tuesday morning to announce the new Cyprus flights, David O’Brien, Ryanair’s Chief Commercial Officer, candidly admitted the airline’s failure and mistakes.“We screwed up, “he said, “we deserve the blame, we made a mistake and we’re sorry. We are going to compensate people in accordance with EU regulations; our rostering people attempted to give the pilots all of their annual leave in nine months, due to changes in our annual year.”He said that the airline had simply given too much holidays to their pilots, but less than two per cent of passengers over the six-week or so period would be affected.“Paphos and Larnaca are unaffected by these cancellation, we have tried to concentre our cancelations in airports where we have many other alternative flights or routes where we have higher frequencies, so that there are options for passengers,” he said.However, he noted that its good news for Cyprus and Paphos, was that the airline planned to invest a further €100 million in Paphos, where it has its Cyprus base. With the arrival of a third aircraft, the airline is expecting a record summer in 2018. Ryanair also operates one flight out of Larnaca, to Brussels.The airline announced that the seven new routes scheduled for Cyprus, were all in emerging markets, with the exception of Ireland and that the total now of 15 routes would deliver 800,000 customers per annum through Paphos airport next year. This represents a 45 per cent increase.The new routes, which will fly two or three times a week using Paphos, are to Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Dublin, Riga, Sofia and Tallinn“These routes are mostly developing and new markets where employment is rising, unemployment is falling, disposable income is rising and these are the new source markets for tourism,” said O’Brien.He said that Ryanair was helping to diversify Cyprus’ source market and also to attract different age groups. He noted that this was going to be a particularly strategic move ahead of Brexit.O’Brien issued a stark warning to Cyprus regarding Brexit disruption to flights calling it, ‘highly likely’, noting that flights to and from the UK could be adversely affected and even brought to a halt.“The problem with aviation is that we start planning our programme for 2019 early in 2018 and we will have to start to cutting back late in 2018 if there’s no certainty,” he said.He warned that a hard Brexit would mean that there would be no rules in place covering flights between Europe and the UK, and if there were ‘no rules, there will be no flights’.“I strongly recommend that the Cypriots put aviation at the forefront of discussions as Malta is doing, because the Germans and the French don’t care, and that will be a problem for the rest of Europe especially the smaller countries.”He said that this would be a strong bargaining chip for Germany.The Chief of Commercial Operations explained that there would be an absence of a policy, as the bilateral arrangements have been superseded, and that the airlines operate within the open skies framework within Europe.“You can only enter it if you accept the decisions of the European courts of justice and the UK has said they are not accepting these decisions.”He said that it’s conceivable that for a period of time in 2019 no-one will be able to fly from the UK to destinations including Cyprus, and advised that the Cyprus government should use their voice to push the topic firmly onto the agenda.“Aviation is not covered by world trade organisation rules, and Lufthansa and Air France really don’t want Britain to be part of any open skies,” he said.Regarding the new flights, Head of the Paphos hoteliers, Euripides Loizides and head of the Paphos regional board of tourism, Nasos Hadjigeorgiou, both expressed their support for the airline and assured they would do everything they could to ensure the continued success of Ryanair in Paphos.This year Ryanair has carried 131 million passengers, they have 86 airport bases around Europe and fly to more than 206 airports. They now operate 400 aircraft, 1800 routes and offer more than 2,000 flights every day. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more