Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh): Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Vikram Singh Saini, who represents the Khatauli assembly seat, has made an outrageous statement on India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, calling him “aiyaash” (immoral or philanderer). He further said that Nehru divided the country after being fooled by the British. The BJP lawmaker, known for his controversial statements, said that the Nehru-Gandhi family was “aiyaash”. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ He commented on former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s marriage with Sonia Gandhi in Italy and added that “the whole family has been indulging in such activities.” The BJP legislator also shared a snapshot of an old photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with other world leaders on Facebook. In the grab, Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg appears to be looking at Modi. The BJP member, however, gave an unexpected spin to the photo. “Modi ji only sees the glory of Bharat Mata and nothing else. Hail the son of Mother India,” Saini’s Hindi caption roughly translates to. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K He ended the post with a jibe at Nehru and a piece of advice for Solberg, “Don’t look at him in a wrong way silly woman. He is Modi, not Nehru.” Explaining the post, Saini said, “One woman politician was gazing at Modi. Our Prime Minister does not know anything other than his country.” The BJP lawmaker had earlier kicked up a controversy when, after the abrogation of Article 370, had claimed that BJP workers were ‘excited’ as now they can marry “fair girls from Kashmir”. He had earlier also said that Hindus should produce more children.
Cambridge University in Britain says it’s rescinded an offer of a visiting fellowship for controversial University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson.A Cambridge spokeswoman says Peterson requested a two-month fellowship at the school’s Faculty of Divinity, which had been slated to take place in October and November of this year.But she says the university opted to rescind the fellowship opportunity after a review of Peterson’s work.Peterson has earned a global following after becoming an outspoken critic of political correctness and advocate for free speech on post-secondary campuses.The best-selling author says Cambridge did not directly notify him of the fact that the fellowship he requested after a 2018 visit was rescinded, an allegation the university denies.In a blog post, Peterson called the school’s decision “a serious error of judgment” and wished the Faculty of Divinity “the continued decline in relevance that they…deserve.”The Canadian Press
TLC’s SAY YES TO THE PROM initiative is back, and is kicking off prom season alongside its first-ever premier retail partner Macy’s to make prom dreams come true for nearly 1,000 underserved and academically high-achieving students across the country this year.In addition to gifting students with their perfect prom look and one-on-one style sessions with TLC’s Monte Durham and fashion icon Betsey Johnson, the program will use the milestone occasion to empower and motivate participants with mentorship, scholarship, and internship opportunities as they prepare for their next journey: college and careers.SAY YES TO THE PROM will make stops in Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Chicago, and Silver Spring, Md. from January through April 2017 with a series of all-day runway and “shopping” events offering students makeovers, mentorship and more. A new, 90-minute SAY YES TO THE PROM special following five students from this year’s Los Angeles event will premiere on TLC on Saturday, April 1, followed by an encore on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Monday, April 3. An all-new line of SAY YES TO THE PROM dresses and accessories will further extend the reach of the program, hitting Macy’s stores nationwide in February.Designed to go beyond the dress and tuxedo to prepare students for college and careers, this year’s SAY YES TO THE PROM will feature scholarship, internship and mentorship opportunities as part of educational and youth workforce partnerships with The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation’s Careers in Entertainment initiative, The Emma Bowen Foundation, Miami Dade College, and New York City’s Center for Youth Employment in partnership with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development’s Ladders for Leaders program. Students at each event also will be paired with professional mentors from the fashion and media industries. These mentor-mentee relationships will extend beyond the event and offer students an ongoing connection to the professional world.“Six short years ago, Discovery Communications created TLC’s SAY YES TO THE PROM as a local dress donation drive and event at our global headquarters in Silver Spring, Md. Since then, the program has transformed into a nationwide initiative with an impactful and unique mission – one that goes beyond the dress and prom to empower and motivate this generation of passionate, curious, future leaders and change makers with professional mentors and educational tools and resources to help them succeed as they look towards college and careers,” said Adria Alpert Romm, Chief Human Resources and Global Diversity Officer, Discovery Communications, and creator of SAY YES TO THE PROM. “This program is a continuation of Discovery’s purpose-driven mission and a testament to the enormous impact that socially conscious companies across this country can make by working together.”SAY YES TO THE PROM will offer young women in each location an opportunity to select from a dazzling array of more than 2,500 donated Macy’s dresses and accessories as well as bags and shoes, while participating young men will be outfitted with tuxedo rentals and accessories from Men’s Wearhouse.Runway events in New York and Los Angeles will treat students to custom tailoring services and full hair and makeup, as well as one-on-one style sessions with Monte Durham and fashion icon Betsey Johnson, who also has donated purses, shoes and accessories from the Blue by Betsey Johnson collection, the perfect companion for all special occasion activities from day to night to the dance floor and beyond. A red-carpet reveal show will wrap up each of these runway events, giving participants the chance to shine in the spotlight and show off their new prom-ready looks. In Miami, Chicago, and Silver Spring, a special shopping-only day with Monte will extend the reach and impact of the program, welcoming larger groups of students for a day of mentorship, as well as dress, tuxedo, accessory and shoe “shopping.”The program will welcome both new and returning national partners in 2017. In addition to Macy’s and Betsey Johnson, SAY YES TO THE PROM will be more impactful than ever before as a result of contributions from premier partners including tuxedos from Men’s Wearhouse, hair and makeup services provided by Paul Mitchell Schools and new hair collection Paul Mitchell NEON, evening bags by Jessica McClintock, hands-free purses from Girly Go Garter, and onsite tailoring from George Worrell Style. AT&T® will again join the initiative this year as an exclusive industry partner whose employee volunteers will serve as mentors and style guides in each of the five cities.Dates and locations for the 2017 SAY YES TO THE PROM tour include: • January 25 in Los Angeles, Calif. • February 28 in Miami, Fla. • March 21 in New York City, N.Y. • April 4 in Chicago, Ill. • April 20 in Silver Spring, Md.TLC and premier editorial partner Seventeen Magazine have teamed up ahead of this year’s initiative to host a contest, open until February 14, 2017, that will bring one lucky winner to SAY YES TO THE PROM’s NYC event.For up to date information on this year’s initiative, information on how you can get involved alongside the program’s philanthropic partner Becca’s Closet, as well as photos and videos, please visit [www.tlc.com/sayyestotheprom and follow #SYTTP on Twitter and Instagram.
TORONTO – It was a fairly muted day of trading on North American markets, as Canada’s main stock index posted moderate losses and Wall Street indices pushed mostly higher on small gains.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 31.79 points to 16,317.65 on Monday, in a broad-based decline that included the influential energy and materials sectors.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 12.87 points to 25,283.00. The S&P 500 index edged up 4.56 points to 2,747.71 and the Nasdaq composite index advanced 20.83 points to 7,157.39, both new record finishes.“It’s a rather quiet day coming on the heels of what we saw last week, which was fairly solid employment reports, certainly in Canada and perhaps to a smaller degree in the U.S.,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.A report released Friday by Statistics Canada showed the economy created 78,600 net new jobs in December and the unemployment rate fell to its lowest point in more than 40 years. Less bullish were U.S. Labor Department figures which showed that American employers added 148,000 jobs in December — a solid gain but a bit less than experts expected.“So while today is a rather flat day, the broader narrative for the markets is still one where economic growth should continue to fuel corporate profit growth and that’s been the legs that the market’s been standing on,” Fehr said.However, a slew of companies are set to begin reporting their results for the last three months of 2017, with the pace picking up later this week.“The earnings picture is the way the markets can gauge the value of the economic growth we’ve seen,” noted Fehr.Analysts and investors will likely be more focused on what CEOs say about their expectations for future earnings. That’s because Wall Street is looking for profits to rise even higher after Washington approved cuts in corporate tax rates last month. The overhaul of the tax system may help some areas of the market more than others, and investors want to see how much companies will raise their forecasts.In currency markets, the Canadian dollar closed at an average trading price of 80.50 cents US, down 0.13 a U.S. cent.On the corporate front, shares of Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) fell 67 cents, or 0.99 per cent, to $67.25, as the company opened registration Monday for the $25 gift cards intended as a goodwill gesture in light of its participation in a bread price-fixing scheme. However, the grocery giant revealed a number of restrictions for redemption and eventual use of the card.In commodities, the February crude contract added 29 cents to US$61.73 per barrel and the February natural gas contract was up four cents to US$2.84 per mmBTU.The February gold contract gave back US$1.90 to US$1,320.40 an ounce and the March copper contract was down a cent at US$3.22 a pound.– With a file from The Associated Press.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.
Fez – It seems that the relations between Morocco and France are going to go through another period of tensions. After the diplomatic row that estranged the two allies earlier this month following a complaint lodged by a French NGO against the head of the Moroccan Intelligence Services and the degrading statement attributed to the French Ambassador to the United Nations, in which he allegedly described Morocco a mistress, it is French custom officers’ turn to cause a new diplomatic tension between the two countries.According to the Moroccan newspaper Assabah in its edition of Friday, the French custom services subjected Salaheddine Mezouar, Morocco’s Foreign Minister, to what it described as a “humiliating” search while he was on transit at Paris Charles De Gaulle airport on his way to Morocco. According to the same source, the inspection procedure, described as “degrading” was long, while the head of Moroccan diplomacy was forced to remove his coat, belt and other footwear.The diplomatic passport did not spare the Moroccan official to be searched like any other passenger. Mezouar was on his way back to Morocco from the Hague where he took part in the second Nuclear Security Summit.The Moroccan authorities have still not released any communiqué in this regard.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
Although there are few reliable estimates of the true scope of child trafficking in the region, UNICEF says that most South Asian nations are countries of destination, origin and transit in a new report launched today.Trafficking children in the area are exploited both sexually – in such guises as prostitution, sex tourism and child pornography – and for labour to work on farms and as domestic servants, among others. The agency says that trafficking is not only committed by organized crime, but that friends, relatives and even parents can be complicit.“This signifies that governments in South Asia have multiple responsibilities: to prevent trafficking; to protect children who are victims or who may be at risk; to prosecute perpetrators; and to ensure the recovery and empowerment of children who are victims of trafficking, exploitation, abuse and violence,” the report states.While authorities have set up action plans with some countries codifying the criminalization of human trafficking, the agency said tougher laws are needed, along with legal and psychosocial support for child victims.To date, no South Asian nation has ratified the 2000 Palermo Protocol, the first international pact to define trafficking in humans and specially addressing children.“Measures should be taken to ensure that a trafficked child is never criminalized and that people’s migration is not jeopardized,” the report notes, adding that children must also be protected legally from secondary victimization and must not be prosecuted for offences committed as trafficking victims.The study, entitled “South Asia in Action: Preventing and responding to child trafficking,” was released at a gathering of South Asian government and non-government organization representatives, that is currently being held in Kathmandu, Nepal, to discuss tactics to curb trafficking and exploitation. 27 August 2008The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on South Asian governments to strengthen their laws to tackle child trafficking, a neglected form of the wider scourge of human trafficking.
7 October 2009Food and animal feed have entered Gaza from Israel in recent days, but the Nahal Oz fuel pipeline remains closed, the Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO) has reported. Food and animal feed have entered Gaza from Israel in recent days, but the Nahal Oz fuel pipeline remains closed, the Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO) has reported.Yesterday, 69 trucks entered Gaza through the Kerem Shalom crossing, more than half of which were carrying fruit, sugar, dairy products and frozen wheat. On Monday, 80 trucks passed through the crossing, with two carrying industrial diesel for Gaza’s power plant.Also yesterday, more than 4,000 tons of wheat and animal feed made it through the Karni crossing, which was closed on Monday.Last month, the UN’s top humanitarian official in the occupied Palestinian territory joined aid agencies in calling for the immediate opening of Gaza’s crossings to allow the entry of spare parts and materials critical to restoring the area’s water and sanitation services.“The deterioration and breakdown of water and sanitation facilities in Gaza is compounding an already severe and protracted denial of human dignity in the Gaza Strip,” Maxwell Gaylard said in a joint statement issued with the NGO Association for International Development Agencies (AIDA).Israel’s closure of Gaza’s crossing points, imposed since June 2007, has meant that equipment and supplies needed for the construction, maintenance and operation of water and sanitation facilities have not been able to enter the area, leading to the deterioration of these services.Currently, some 10,000 people do not have access to the water network, while another 60 per cent of Gaza’s population of 1.5 million do not have continuous access to water.In addition, some 50 to 80 million litres of untreated and partially treated waste-water have been discharged daily into the Mediterranean Sea since January 2008, due to damage to sewage treatment facilities, lack of treatment capacity because of postponed plant upgrade projects, and a critical shortage of fuel and electricity necessary to operate them.
Maina Kiai, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, and Frank La Rue, the UN Rapporteur on freedom of expression and opinion, issued a joint statement calling on authorities to “make everyone heard” in the lead-up to the ballot.The campaign period for the election has been marred by violent demonstrations in the capital, Dakar, and other cities, with protesters angry about the decision of incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade to seek a third term in office.Mr. Kiai and Mr. La Rue called on Senegalese authorities to ensure that the freedoms of peaceful assembly and of expression are upheld, and to take “all necessary measures” so that the elections are free, fair and transparent and respect the will of the people.“All attacks against the freedom of peaceful assembly must immediately end,” said Mr. Kiai. “The authorities must respect international law and standards related to the freedom of peaceful assembly as well as national legislation which guarantee to all individuals and throughout the country the right to freedom of peaceful assembly, including during official campaign periods.”Mr. La Rue voiced alarm at reports of attacks against journalists and stressed the crucial role they play during an election process.The two UN rapporteurs also called on all Senegalese political parties to refrain from violence before, during and after the vote.“I condemn all forms of violence and am outraged by reports of the deaths of several people in recent weeks,” Mr. Kiai added. “There must be no impunity, nor double standards in carrying out justice. Any person responsible for, or implicated in, any acts of violence or for the excessive use of force must be held accountable by the State, in accordance with international human rights law.”The statement from Mr. Kiai and Mr. La Rue echoes that issued yesterday by a spokesperson for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, which stressed the need for the election to be staged peacefully and credibly. 24 February 2012Two independent United Nations human rights experts today added their voices to UN calls for this Sunday’s first round of presidential elections in Senegal to be as free, fair and transparent as possible.
by The Associated Press Posted May 31, 2016 8:33 am MDT Last Updated May 31, 2016 at 11:28 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Actor Russell Crowe hosts the launch of the Global Slavery Index at the Shard in London, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. The Global Slavery Index for 2016 found slavery remains an issue all over the world, but Asia is the worst offender. North Korea had the highest prevalence with 4.37% of its population enslaved, followed by Uzbekistan at 3.97% and Cambodia with 1.65%. The report hailed the UK as having “led the world” in its anti-slavery strategy. The 2015 Modern Slavery Act toughened up laws and increased the sentence for the worst offenders to life imprisonment. (Lauren Hurley/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT – NO SALES – NO ARCHIVES Global slavery index says 45.8 million people in servitude LONDON – About 45.8 million people around the world are trapped in modern slavery, a charity said Tuesday — almost a third more than it estimated two years ago.The Walk Free Foundation’s Global Slavery Index said that India has by far the largest number of modern slaves, 18.35 million, followed by China with 3.39 million and Pakistan with 2.13 million.North Korea was found to have the highest per capita rate of modern slavery, with 4.37 per cent of its population affected.The report — launched at a London event hosted by actor Russell Crowe — ranked 167 countries by the number of people affected by practices included forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage and sexual exploitation.The total of 45.8 million is 10 million more than the group estimated in its last report in 2014.Walk Free Foundation chairman Andrew Forrest said the level of slavery hadn’t necessarily increased, but more data was available.“My gut feeling is that it is actually increasing still and it will be a year or two before it turns around,” he said. “But it is going to turn around, the way the world is waking up to it.“We’re going to look back on 2016, 2015, and see that’s where it all started to change, that’s where India started to move aggressively against slavery,” he said.He urged nations to follow the lead of Britain, which has passed a tough law against modern slavery, with penalties of up to life imprisonment for keeping people in servitude.
OSU senior forward Marc Loving (left), junior Trevor Thompson (middle) and sophomore guard C.J. Jackson defend Fairleigh Dickinson junior guard Darian Anderson in the Buckeyes win over the Knights.It’s the tail end of January, and the Ohio State men’s basketball team might be out of the Big Ten and national picture. Although the team is remaining positive through the downfall, the possibility of losing its sixth conference game in eight contests is looming with the arrival of Minnesota, who defeated OSU earlier this year.Frustrated with the lack of leadership by his teammates following the Buckeyes’ heartbreaking loss to Northwestern on Sunday, redshirt junior guard Kam Williams stood in the locker room and expressed his displeasure with OSU’s performance as of late after coach Thad Matta had a loss for words. For Williams, the only avenue from here is up for him and his team.With 12 more conference games remaining, odds are the Buckeyes are going to find themselves on the losing end again before the season ends. However, Williams feels this is the low-point for OSU, no matter what happens from here on out. “We still got a losing record, so if that’s not rock bottom to you, I don’t know what is,” he said on Tuesday.The Gophers handled OSU 78-68 last time the teams met, two weeks ago. Led by freshman guard Amir Coffey, who earned his second highest scoring output to that point with 19. Coffey found most of his success in the paint, and the Buckeyes had no answer for the freshman.Down the stretch, OSU failed to keep Minnesota at bay, never finding a way to keep the Gophers from scoring and mounting a comeback. Williams singled out the play of the guards for Minnesota, including Coffey, as the engine that propelled the Gophers.“I just feel like, with the last game (against Minnesota), we just didn’t get enough stops that we needed at the crucial parts of the second half,” he said. “Because I feel like if we would have got a big-time stop and a score, and then keep repeating, we would’ve come out on top. Playing against Minnesota is definitely fun. They like to get up and down in transition. They have a lot of great guards.”Minnesota has lost three straight games following its win over the Buckeyes, most recently in overtime against No. 17 Wisconsin. Badgers sophomore big man Ethan Happ dominated the game in the paint, scoring 28 points. The Buckeyes could find similar success inside, with the services of junior center Trevor Thompson, who is averaging 10.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per game this season. Last time against Minnesota, Thompson picked up 15 points and 15 rebounds.Freshman center Micah Potter, who has been sharing time with Thompson for most of the season, said he feels the struggles for OSU all rest on the shoulders of the players, not the coaching staff.“It’s up to us,” Potter said. “Coach Matta has proved he can win. He’s had teams that made Finals Fours, made national championship games. And that’s because they trusted in the system.”Consistency has been an issue all year for the Buckeyes, and it was never more apparent than against Northwestern. After pulling close to the Wildcats, and even briefly taking a lead, OSU faltered and sputtered, squandering the small lead. If the Scarlet and Gray has any hope of heading in the right direction against Minnesota, they must take care of the ball and play stout defense.“We have segments throughout the course of a game where we play really good basketball,” Matta said. “I’ve kind of been saying this all along. We’ve got to have those stretches. It’s the ones in between that are costing us.”Matta said on Tuesday he was pleased that Williams has made an effort to be a vocal leader. The trying times are when the true stars and floor generals emerge, he said. “Everybody can lead when things are good.” he said.OSU faces Minnesota at home on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Ohio State junior guard Kelsey Mitchell attacks the lane against Maryland on Feb. 20 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Magee Sprague | Lantern reporterNo. 12 Ohio State (24-5, 14-1) has one obstacle in its way before the Buckeyes can officially call themselves Big Ten regular-season champions. That obstacle is Rutgers (6-22, 3-11).Rutgers is on a nine-game losing streak, having not won a game in over a month, and currently sits 13th in the conference standings. With a Buckeye win on Sunday OSU will claim the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten tournament and win the regular-season conference crown for the first time since the 2009-2010 season.However, senior forward Shayla Cooper said that the Buckeyes refuse to be complacent looking forward to Rutgers. “Coach (Kevin McGuff) is getting after it. In his speech after the game he was excited, but then he said ‘You got to stay focused for what’s next, we’re not done yet,’” she said.OSU beat the Terrapins 98-87 on Monday, ending Maryland’s 14-game winning streak and handing the Terps their second loss of the season. The Buckeyes shot over 60 percent from the field and over 55 percent from 3-point range in the contest. In OSU’s last eight games they have scored at least 87 points. Junior forward Sierra Calhoun reaffirmed McGuff’s focus after the Maryland win.“Coach McGuff said after the game ‘You know that was a great win, but we still got another one to take care of Sunday,’” she said. Although Rutgers record does not make the case for being a formidable opponent, McGuff said the Scarlet Knights won’t be overlooked.“They’re a tough, rugged, physical team,” he said. “They throw a variety of defenses at you and they play well at home. They have a lot of pride, and they know what we’re playing for and I think they’re going to do whatever they can to stop that.”McGuff added that the “process” has been a main focus for the Buckeyes throughout the season, even more so now given the implications of Sunday’s game.“Stay focused at what we do at practice and how we prepare for games,” he said. “Just keep consistent routine and make it about the process. That’s what we’ve done all year, and that’s what has allowed us to improve as a team. That will allow us to be successful on Sunday if we have a great process between now and then.”After Monday’s emotional victory over No. 2 Maryland, the Buckeyes have had to refocus with Rutgers being the only thing in the way of obtaining the top seed in the Big Ten tournament. Cooper said a day-by-day approach has kept her and the team focused on the road ahead and not dwelling on past successes.“This year we’re just looking forward to the next game,” she said. “Maryland was a big win — I celebrated for the night — but when I woke up I’m like, ‘Alright, what’s next?’”OSU and Rutgers tip at 3 p.m. in Piscataway, New Jersey.
Even the most tech-savvy among us can induce the occasional face-palm by getting tripped up over pretty basic stuff that they just aren’t familiar with. Though Apple has made technology more personal and simple for millions of non-geek customers, even their systems can have a bit of a learning curve.Take the iPhone and iTunes. As seamlessly as Cupertino has crafted the platforms, there are still some details that aren’t apparent from the get-go. One of the most requested tips may seem basic, but is no less important: how do you transfer your iPhone apps into iTunes?Though you may not realize it at first, Apple has made it ridiculously easy to transfer iPhone apps to iTunes. There are, however, a couple of things that need to be in place first:Sign in with your Apple IDFirst, navigate to the “Store” menu entry in iTunes, and choose “Sign in” if you haven’t already. This will need to be the Apple ID that you used when downloading the apps from your iPhone.Authorize computerNext, return to the “Store” menu in iTunes, and choose “Authorize Computer.” If you haven’t yet done this, iTunes won’t let you transfer those apps.If you purchased apps with multiple accounts on your iPhone, then you’ll need to repeat these first two steps with each account.Transfer PurchasesAll that’s left to do is to connect your iPhone to your computer (via USB), and let iTunes do its thing. After backing up your iPhone, it will begin “transferring purchases” into iTunes. This includes both free and purchased apps — all will be backed up on your desktop or laptop.If you’ve previously synced your iPhone with another computer, you may see a box that says “your iPhone is synced with another iTunes library.” In this case, simply press “Transfer Purchases” and your apps will be copied.If iTunes doesn’t automatically transfer your purchases, then you may have previously selected “don’t ask me again” when prompted about transferring purchases. The way around this is to simply right-click on the name of your iPhone in iTunes. One of the options should be “Transfer purchases from [your iPhone].” Select this.Wi-Fi syncingOne last thing to note is that, starting with iOS 5, you can wirelessly transfer your apps from your iPhone to iTunes. In iTunes, the tab for your iPhone will have a box that says “sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi.”Leave it checked, and your apps will be wirelessly copied to iTunes regularly (as long as iTunes is open, of course). Leave it unchecked, and the syncing will only happen when you physically connect your iPhone to your PC.
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In a press realease from the Alaska Department of Fish & Game released on Friday, August 3rd, it states that due to a good run of sockeye salmon into the Kasilof River, ADF&G is increasing the bag and possession limits for sockeye salmon to six fish per day and twelve fish in possession; however, no more than two salmon per day and two in possession may be coho salmon, in all portions of the Kasilof River open to salmon fishing. These provisions are effective 12:01 a.m., Saturday, August 4, 2018, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, December 31, 2018. “The poor sockeye salmon return to the Kenai River this year has impacted a lot of people,” stated Cook Inlet Management Coordinator Matt Miller. “However, there is still an opportunity for anglers to get out and fish for sockeye salmon on the Kasilof River.” The biological escapement goal on the Kasilof River is 160,000-340,000 sockeye salmon. As of August 2, 2018, a total of 316,500 sockeye salmon have passed the Kasilof River sonar site. The current escapement level of sockeye salmon into the Kasilof River is proceeding at a rate that is projected to exceed the biological escapement goal.
Fire crews will be assessing public recreation cabins along the Resurrection Pass Trail for possible point protection should the fire reach the trail. A partial closure of the trail has been implemented by the Chugach National Forest. Fire managers are relying on helicopter drops of water because firefighters can’t safely work on the mountainous terrain as it moves closer to Upper Jean Lake and the Skyline Trail. Mop up operations continue to extinguish areas of heat on the southern edge as firefighters work towards full containment along the Sterling Highway. This will strengthen the large fuel break created by burnout operations, which is designed to prevent future fires from reaching the highway and the community of Sterling, according to Ashford. The east flank continues to move upslope and into higher elevations along the mountain ridge into the Mystery Creek, Thurman Creek, and Chickaloon River drainages. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The growing Swan Lake fire continued to push into areas of the Chugach National Forest over the weekend causing major closures to certain areas on the Kenai Peninsula. The fire is estimated at 96,889 acres with 394 personnel assisting with the fire. Jonathan Ashford with the Incident Command Team: “The activity we are seeing is along the east and northeast side still. Along that eastern flank we are pushing up the forest as the fire is starting to head up those drainages up towards resurrection trail.” Ashford: “When air conditions allow we will have air support go in and try to slow down some of the hot spots that are working ahead of the fire. When smoke conditions won’t allow that we have to rely on crews on the ground to get up ahead of the fire and that’s why we are working on the resurrection trail.” This has caused concern for residents in the Cooper Landing area who have been impacted by heavy smoke. On Sunday morning the air quality reading was “very unhealthy,” there, according to data from the U.S. Forest Service which can be accessed online at tools.airfire.org. The next community Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 10, at 6:00pm, at the Cooper Landing Elementary School.
German car maker Volkswagen has announced an increase in prices for its premium hatchback Polo and Sedan Vento models in India.The price hike of up to ₹22,700 for Polo and up to ₹26,800 for Vento will take affect on 1 February onwards. The currency fluctuations and rising input costs are said to be deciding factors for Volkswagen to hikes its vehicle prices.Volkswagen Group Sales India Managing Director (Volkswagen Passenger Cars) Arvind Saxena said, “Input costs have steadily increased over the last few months, and exchange rate movements have not been favourable. We have tried our best to absorb some of these, but in order to be able to continue to offer best-in-class quality and technology to our customers, we have now announced a 2.7 per cent hike in our car prices,” reported PTI.Currently, the Polo hatchback is priced between ₹5.01 lakh and ₹7.21 lakh, while the Vento falls in the price range of ₹7.34 to ₹9.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).The company also said that all Polo variants will get dual front airbags as standard fittings along with the anti-lock brakes (ABS) on the ‘Comfortline’ trim of the Volkswagen Polo.”We are proud to be leading the cause of driver safety, and we believe the introduction of airbags as standard fitment across all variants of the Polo is a major step forward in the context of safety. Once again, this step underlines our commitment to producing better cars – and better-equipped cars – for the discerning Indian consumer,” Saxena added.
Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia speaks at the inaugural session of the national executive committee meeting at Hotel Le Meridian in the capital on Saturday. Photo: Abdus Salam/Prothom AloMain opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday called on her party men to remain united even during her absence and to face the situation peacefully.Less than a week before a trial court is set to deliver its verdict in a graft case filed against the former prime minister, Khaleda made the call at the inaugural session of the party’s national executive committee’s daylong meeting at Hotel Le Meridian in the capital.It is widely believed in the political arena that Khaleda might be convicted in the case, which may land her in jail.Around 450 leaders, including standing committee members, executive committee members, and vice-chairmen, chairperson’s advisers and presidents and secretaries of the party’s various associate bodies, attended the meeting.Read more: BNP executive committee meeting beginsQuoting a Supreme Court observation, Khaleda alleged that the lower courts “are under the grip of the government. They can’t function freely and independently.”She said, “They [ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL)] want to keep the BNP out of the elections.”At this stage, the BNP chairperson asked the audience whether they will remain united. If so, she asked them to repeat, “We will remain united.”BNP activists in the audience did so, chanting slogans: “Our leader, our Ma [mother], we’ll not let her go to jail.”Recalling efforts to split the BNP in the past, BNP chairperson said there would be much repression and torture to the split the party in the days to come.“One of my sons could not survive the torture. Tarique is still recovering. Even so, I’m not afraid of any intimidation. I’m with you no matter wherever I am. No one will be able to intimidate me. I’m with our party people and with the people of Bangladesh.”Warning the party men against creating any divisions in the party (during her absence), Khaleda said, “There will be no room in the party for those who betray and those who will keep their feet in two boats at the same time. We will not accept you wavering from one to side the other.”Urging her party men to face the situation unitedly, she said, “One can be excused once, but not time and again.”She said the people want to get rid of the misrule, repression and imprisonments.“That’s why, they want a change and the change must come through democratic means, through an election, and not any other means,” she added.Iterating her demand for holding the next general election under a “party-neutral poll-time” government, the former prime minister – who has been outside of power for over 11 years – said, “An environment must be ensured so that people can turn up at the polling stations. To this end, troops must be deployed to maintain law and order during the polls. Only then a fair poll is possible.”She went to say, “We want to state loud and clear that no EVM should be used, the parliament must be dissolved before the polls, because this is not a legitimate parliament. All parties’ participation must be ensured in the polls.”Voicing her dismay at the state of the country even 46 years into independence, she said the people want to see democracy, freedom of press, and peace effectively functioning in the country.“There is One [Allah] above. Let’s see how far they can go. Allah will pull the stings in due time,” said Khaleda.Calling her political rival AL to shun hatred, vengeance, killing and violence, Khaleda said, “Give elections through which the people will vote their representatives, for whomever they want in power.”The former prime minister underscored the need for building a national consensus to take the country forward, she said, “BNP, the 20-party alliance as well as the people of Bangladesh will rise up against the misrule to save the country by forging a national consensus.”“We don’t believe in vendetta. We will also forgive those who are torturing us today and will take them on board,” she added.Urging the party men to face bad times together, Khaleda said there is fear for Awami League not for the BNP as the people, the administration, the police and the armed forces are beside it.And all of them want a free, fair and credible election, she added.
By The Associated PressA historically Black university in Ohio is advancing its plans to become the first public institution in the state to conduct hemp research.Central State University announced Aug. 8 it has received $7.1 million in contributions toward current initiatives, including its new hemp research program.The sum includes a single record-setting private donation of $2 million from philanthropist Frank Murphy.President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond says Central State is the only Ohio public university planting seeds for research into hemp, a strain of the cannabis plant used for fiber and cannabidiol (kan-uh-bih-DY'-ahl), or CBD.Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill last month legalizing cultivation of industrial hemp and the manufacture and sale of CBD products. The next day, the Ohio Department of Agriculture planted Ohio's first legal hemp plants since World War II.
The hunt for a new Youth Congress chief has begun with the term of incumbent president coming to a close and Rahul Gandhi seeking to make the party fighting fit after its Lok Sabha polls debacle.“Satav continues to be the Youth Congress president but he has requested for a new team including a new president, as the term of his team is over,” AICC secretary Sooraj Hegde said.Dismissing as “not true” the speculation that Satav has been dropped from the post, Hegde said that the incumbent IYC chief is participating in the process of finding a new team. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIHe also dubbed as “baseless” suggestions that Satav’s replacement was being thought of after his organising the Caravan programme.Satav said he had expressed his desire to relinquish his charge so that “new blood comes in”.He said that he had resigned from the Youth Congress two years back as well but was asked to continue.Satav is a Lok Sabha member from Hingoli constituency in Maharashtra, where the party could secure only two out of 48 seats.Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has introduced the system of elections in Youth Congress and NSUI ending the nomination culture soon after he took charge as AICC general secretary in 2007. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindGandhi now oversees all frontal organisations of Congress including Mahila Congress and Seva Dal while playing a key role in decision making in the parent party.Though doubts were expressed in certain quarters of the party about the internal election process in Youth Congress, indications have it that the same will continue.In the past, the office-bearers of Youth Congress and NSUI were nominated by leaders of Congress party till Gandhi introduced internal elections in these bodies.The leadership, has, asked state youth Congress leaders to send in names for the next national chief of party’s youth body.Recently it was decided that the State Congress Presidents will have the power to nominate and promote office-bearers, an attempt to strengthen their authority.
The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 30, 2018 Clarius Initiates $200,000 Medical School Award Program Medical school program leaders can apply to receive Clarius Ultrasound Imaging scanners for education and training Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more read more March 30, 2018 — Clarius Mobile Health is introducing its Clarius Medical School Award Program. Under that program, Clarius will grant over $200,000 worth of Clarius Ultrasound Imaging scanners to selected medical schools after applications are reviewed by an independent clinical panel.”Teaching ultrasound in medical schools at the undergraduate level is key to raising awareness of the benefits of ultrasound in a myriad of medical specialties and general practice” said Pete Tonseth, M.D., radiologist and education lead for the Medical Undergraduate Ultrasound Program at the University of British Columbia. “The Clarius handheld ultrasound device is perfectly suited to enable educators and students to excel in their initial exposure to ultrasound.”While ultra-portable, the Clarius Ultrasound Scanners do not compromise on image quality, building upon high-density, high-sensitivity piezoelectric material and system-on-chip electronics. The Clarius C3 Tri-scanner incorporates proprietary technology to provide high-resolution images across all parts of the body including abdomen, lungs, heart and superficial structures. Clarius Cloud enables a central repository where students and educators can store, review and interact with exams, allowing for credentialing.Medical school program leaders can apply for the award online at www.clarius.com/msa. The winners will be announced at the World Congress of Ultrasound in Medical Education, Sept. 14-16 in Winston-Salem, N.C.Clarius differentiates itself from its competitors by offering the ability to image wirelessly on a variety of devices, from iPhones and iPads to Android phones and tablets. Clarius Scanners are also powered by a removable battery, and can scan without interruption using a simple fan clip-on accessory. They feature a rugged magnesium case and are fully submersible for cleaning.Clarius Mobile Health exhibited at the American Institute of Ultrasound In Medicine (AIUM) 2018 conference, March 24-28 in New York City.For more information: www.clarius.me Related Content 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare
Tags: Sunwing Friday, September 1, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group TORONTO — Until Sept. 30 agents can earn 4% bonus commission and receive STAR Agent Reward Points that convert into cash for all new bookings to Huatulco and Puerto Escondido with Sunwing.Plus, each time an agent makes a booking to any participating resort, they’ll gain a ballot for a chance to win an all-inclusive vacation for two to Huatulco. The more bookings agents make, the more chances to win. A seven-day vacation package will be given away each week during the promotion.All participating resorts are offering special offers during the month, from limited-time savings and complimentary room upgrades to resort credits of up to $500 per couple and special welcome amenities.Huatulco’s National Park is a recognized UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Travellers seeking adventure can snorkel above colourful reefs, kayak through rapids, go horseback riding along the beach, or enjoy some quiet fishing.Huatulco’s neighbour, Puerto Escondido, offers beachgoers a laid-back vibe and the perfect relaxing retreat with its golden sands, along with a variety of exotic wildlife like several species of sea turtles. The area is also popular for many watersports such as surfing and its waters are ideal for all skill levels.More news: Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterSunwing is partnering with a number of top-rated resorts including Barcelo Huatulco, Camino Real Zaashila Huatulco, Park Royal Huatulco, Dreams Huatulco Resort and Spa, Hotel Villablanca, Secrets Huatulco Resort and Spa and Posada Real Puerto Escondido to offer reduced rates on select vacation packages during the month.Clients can also take advantage of resort credits at Barcelo Huatulco, Dreams Huatulco Resort and Spa and Secrets Huatulco Resort and Spa. Holiday Inn Huatulco guests get a potential free marine-view room upgrade (based on new bookings departing Dec. 19, 2017 – April 30, 2018) while couples that choose Las Brisas Huatulco can take advantage of discounted massages and a free romantic dinner.For more details on the current promotion visit sunwingagents.ca. Sunwing has September promo for Huatulco, Puerto Escondido Posted by Share