First charges issued by UNbacked Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia

1 August 2007The United Nations-backed tribunal in Cambodia set up to try Khmer Rouge leaders accused of mass killings and other horrific crimes during the late 1970s has issued its first charges against a member of the group. Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, now faces charges of crimes against humanity over his role as chief at the S21 prison in the capital, Phnom Penh, during the rule of the Khmer Rouge.Co-investigating judges at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) said in a statement released in Phnom Penh that Mr. Kaing has been placed in provisional detention following the issuing of charges.Today Mr. Kaing was assigned a lawyer, Kar Savuth, from the ECCC’s defence support section, after he told the tribunal that he could not pay for legal representation. Another lawyer, François Roux, may also be assigned once his application for registration with Cambodia’s Bar Association is heard.Under an agreement signed by the UN and Cambodia, the trial court and a Supreme Court within the Cambodian legal system will investigate those most responsible for crimes and serious violations of Cambodian and international law between 17 April 1975 and 6 January 1979. read more

Amid fall in foreign direct investment developing countries attract half of global

But global FDI nevertheless declined by eight per cent in the first half of 2012 as economic recovery suffered new setbacks in the second quarter of the year, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), stated in its tenth Global Investment Trend Monitor. In the developing world, FDI inflows decreased by five per cent.“The slow and bumpy recovery of the global economy, weak global demand and elevated risks related to regulatory policy changes continue to reinforce the wait-and-see attitude of many transnational companies toward investment abroad,” UNCTAD said in a press release on the report.“UNCTAD’s longer term projections still show a moderate rise,” it added. “However, the risk of further macroeconomic shocks in 2013 can impact FDI inflows negatively.”The report finds that global FDI fell $61 billion, with the decline mainly caused by a drop of $37 billion in inflows to the US and a fall of $23 billion in inflows to BRIC countries – Brazil, Russian Federation, India and China.China nevertheless emerged as the world’s largest recipient of FDI in the first half of 2012, followed by the United States, the report notes.It adds that FDI flows to the US might be stronger in the second half of 2012 because the value of cross-border mergers and acquisitions in the third quarter of the year was “double those of the first half of the year,” and some further acquisitions are “already taking place or announced in the fourth quarter.”One example cited by the report is the acquisition by the Japanese telecommunication company SoftBank of US firm Sprint Nextel for more than $20 billion. This will mark the largest investment ever by a Japanese company, the report says.The position held by developing countries was made possible by the “steep fall” in FDI flows to the US and a “moderate decline” in flows to the EU, the report notes.“For the first time, developing economies alone accounted for a half of the global total,” the report states, emphasizing it distinguished developing countries from the so-called “transition” economies, such as those of South-East Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.“But while flows to Latin America and Africa rose, those to developing Asia decline,” the report adds.“Investment leads economic growth but the current trends of investment flows to developing countries, particularly to Asia, are worrisome and the challenge for channelling FDI into key development sectors such as infrastructure, agriculture and the green economy remains daunting,” UNCTAD’s Secretary-General, Supachai Panitchpakdi, said in the news release. In developed countries, the rise in flows to Europe and developed countries was not enough to compensate for the decline in flows to North America, the report says. Compared to the full-year forecast of FDI inflows published in July, UNCTAD says it now projects that FDI flows will, at best, level-off in 2012 at slightly below $1.6 trillion. read more

New levy puts 14 million selfemployed Greeks under new stress

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Nearly one and a half million Greek self-employed professionals, tradespeople, and farmers will be called to pay more for their social security funds. The levy rise was included in last month’s agreement between the Greek government and the country’s creditors, as part of the ‘prior actions’.This consists of an increase in the lowest level used to calculate obligatory social security contributions. Specifically it signifies a change in the way contributions by self-employed professionals and tradespeople are calculated, with the change translating into higher monthly obligatory payments to relevant pension funds. Similarly, an increase in the factor used to calculate professional farmers’ social security contributions, will see them rise from the current 14 per cent to 17 per cent.The proposed change, to come to effect from 2018, will be based on taxable income and on contributions paid during the previous year, putting more financial pressure to a professional class that is already in extreme financial stress.In an attempt to disperse concerns, Minister of Labour Efi Achtsioglou pledged that the government will implement a 15 per cent concession in social security contributions, in order for the final sum required to remain at the same level it is today.last_img read more

Une nouvelle thérapie pour soigner les personnes gravement irradiées

first_imgUne nouvelle thérapie pour soigner les personnes gravement irradiéesDes chercheurs américains ont mis au point un nouveau traitement qui a permis de sauver des souris mortellement irradiées. Cette bithérapie présenterait au moins trois avantages parmi lesquels celui de pouvoir être administrée jusque 24 heures après l’irradiation.Survenu en mars dernier, l’accident nucléaire de la centrale de Fukushima a remis sur le devant de la scène les risques pour la santé du nucléaire et de la radioactivité. Combiné à la commémoration des 15 ans de la catastrophe de Tchernobyl, l’évènement a également rappelé la dangerosité que pouvaient avoir pour l’organisme une exposition à de fortes doses de radioactivité. Face à cela, c’est une découverte plus qu’encourageante qu’ont faite des chercheurs américains de l’Institut contre le cancer Dana Farber et de l’université de Harvard à Boston.Ceux-ci ont mis au point une bithérapie qui a pu sauver des souris pourtant mortellement irradiées. Pour conduire leur expérience, les scientifiques ont exposé les rongeurs à une irradiation considérable de 7 grays avant d’administrer à une partie d’entre eux un antibiotique de la classe courante des fluoroquinolones et une petite protéine antibactérienne appelée BPI et ce, pendant deux semaines. Déjà connus, ces deux produits sont à l’origine destinés à neutraliser les effets toxiques des bactéries qui traversent la muqueuse intestinale après exposition à de très fortes doses de rayonnements. Mais chez les rongeurs, ils ont également montré leur efficacité pour protéger la moelle osseuse, le premier tissu endommagé par les irradiations, rappelle le Figaro.fr.Des substances déjà prouvées comme non-toxiques A la fin de l’expérience, l’équipe a ainsi observé que 80% des souris irradiées et traitées étaient encore en vie comparé à leurs congénères non-traitées qui elles, étaient toutes mortes. Or, si ces deux produits avaient déjà été testés, la combinaison fournit plusieurs avantages uniques. D’après les chercheurs, celle-ci serait la seule à pouvoir agir jusqu’à 24 heures après l’exposition aux radiations, ce qui permettrait d’envisager son utilisation chez l’homme à la suite d’une attaque ou d’un accident nucléaire. Autre point positif : les deux substances ont déjà fait leurs preuves quant à leur innocuité chez l’humain, dispensant ainsi des tests de toxicité. Ceci rend également possible un usage à titre préventif, lorsque les personnes ignorent leur degré d’irradiation.De plus, le BPI et l’antibiotique peuvent être facilement stockés, un avantage non-négligeable en cas d’irradiations massives. Malgré ses avantages, il semblerait que, pour l’heure, la bithérapie ne puisse être utile en cas de scénarios catastrophes. Marc Benderitter, chercheur à l’Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire (IRSN) à Fontenay-aux-Roses a expliqué au Figaro : “nous traitons déjà des personnes fortement irradiées en leur injectant dès que possible trois facteurs de croissance des cellules souches de la moelle osseuse. L’IRSN l’a encore fait dernièrement pour huit patients adressés par l’AIEA après leur irradiation accidentelle par des doses supérieures à 1 gray, seuil de la nocivité certaine des rayonnements ionisants. Ce type de traitement aurait probablement été très utile aux liquidateurs les plus irradiés qui sont intervenus dans la centrale nucléaire de Tchernobyl après son explosion en 1986”.Un autre traitement prometteur en développement En cas d’échec, une greffe de moelle osseuse nécessaire à la restauration des cellules sanguines reste toujours possible “mais le plus souvent, une irradiation accidentelle ne touche qu’une partie du corps et les cellules souches de la moelle osseuse épargnées peuvent alors être stimulées avec simplement les facteurs de croissance”, a ajouté le spécialiste.À lire aussiLe mystère de l’étrange lueur découverte dans un poisson par une ménagèrePar ailleurs, un autre produit, le CLBL502, a déjà montré des résultats spectaculaires aux Etats-Unis et ce, même une heure après l’exposition et pour des irradiations allant jusqu’à 9 grays. Stockable à température ambiante et administré en une seule injection, le produit présenterait une toxicité réduite chez l’homme. “C’est le produit qui me semble à ce jour parmi les plus prometteurs pour protéger des effets des rayonnements mais aussi des complications des radiothérapies”, confirme Marc Benderitter. Alors qu’il n’existe encore aucun traitement valable à l’heure actuelle, la recherche dans ce domaine semble donc prometteuse pour trouver un moyen de contrer les effets secondaires à long terme de la radiothérapie.Le 2 janvier 2012 à 19:29 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Toronto Zoo Saves Woman Bitten By Poisonous Snake in Thailand

first_imgThe Toronto Zoo sent six vials of antivenom to the hospital to make sure Kalliath was immediately treated for her wounds. Andrew Lentini, the Toronto Zoo’s senior director of Wildlife Care and Science, said in the press release that Kalliath is expected to make a full recovery from the bite, thanks to the antivenom.More on Geek.com:Brave Great-Grandma Kills 4.5-Foot Venomous Cobra With ShovelGinormous Python Devours Entire Crocodile in Horrifying Swamp Photos‘Sunbathing’ Snake Scares Mailman Outside North Carolina Home Watch: 13-Foot ‘Queen of the Pythons’ Lays Massive Clutch of…200-Pound Python Named ‘Ginormica’ Could Reach World-Record Size Stay on targetcenter_img A Canadian zoo saved a woman who was bitten by a Malayan pit viper, a poisonous snake that lives in Southeast Asia, with a very critical healing agent: snake antivenom.Shalaba Kalliath, who was bitten by the snake on vacation, received treatment for her injuries in Thailand, however, she started experiencing “re-emerging symptoms” when she returned to Ontario, Canada, Fox News reported. Kalliath was then sent to the Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario, to receive additional care for her bite.On June 7, the hospital contacted the Toronto Zoo to help Kalliath, who was still not recovering well after the snake bite, the Toronto Zoo said in a press release. The hospital requested an antivenom to give to Kalliath, who would need the mixture to minimize the symptoms that might have developed with the bite, including rapid swelling, trouble breathing, and changes in heart rate.After being contacted on June 7 by @ON_Poison, the Zoo provided anti-venom for an Ontario patient requiring treatment for a venomous snake bite. The Zoo has specific protocols in place to assist with treatment and is one of only a few Canadian zoos to store antivenom on-site — The Toronto Zoo (@TheTorontoZoo) June 25, 2019“Snake antivenom is imported through Health Canada’s Special Access Program for non-marketed drugs for the treatment of serious or life-threatening conditions and is stocked at the Toronto Zoo primarily to ensure the health and safety of staff,” the Toronto Zoo explained in the press release. “Per UPI, the zoo is home to several species of venomous snakes.”last_img read more

Kalidou Koulibaly I am happy in Naples

first_imgNapoli in-demand defender Kalidou Koulibaly has dropped a hint over his future amid Barcelona and Manchester United transfer talkEver since his arrival from Genk back in 2014, Koulibaly has imposed himself as one of the key figures in Napoli squad, having accumulated a total of 176 appearances for the Partenopei in all competitions.Known for his physical strength and his dominance in aerial duels, the 27-year-old Senegal international has established himself as one of the most reliable defenders in the Italian Serie A.His impressive performance at the Stadio San Paolo has drawn up the attention of several notable Europe clubs, including Barcelona and Manchester United.In his recent interview with Il Corriere dello Sport, Koulibaly has explained his situation at Napoli, with Calciomercato being the one to transcribe his words.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“My caretaker keeps telling me: ‘You cry twice in Naples, when you arrive and when you leave.’ I always reply: ‘I didn’t cry when I arrived, but I will cry a lot the day that I will leave If I’ll ever leave.”“I am happy in Naples,” Koulibaly said.“Sometimes people speak badly, but they don’t know how it feels to leave here. If you don’t live here, you can’t understand.”Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has recently extended Koulibaly’s contract until 2023 and would hardly accept to sell him unless a stratospheric offer was to arrive at his desk.last_img read more

Napoli keen on signing Veretout Agent

first_imgJordan Veretout’s agent claims Napoli are keen on signing his client from Fiorentina in the summer transfer windowVeretout, 25, has been one of Viola’s star men this season with three goals and an assist, having scored eight in Serie A last season.There is plenty of interest in the French midfielder, but he won’t be moving on next month.“I won’t even talk about the transfer market when it comes to him,” Mario Giuffredi told Football Italia via Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“He’ll stay at Fiorentina, then in the summer, we’ll see. I think he’s destined for a career at the highest level, but January isn’t the right time for him to move.“He wants to finish the season in Florence, as does [Cristiano] Biraghi. Veretout is liked by Napoli and many other teams, but it’s pointless talking about the transfer market for these lads.”last_img read more

Tamale Christmas tradition sells thousands

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Every Christmas season, San Diegans show up to Tamales Ancira in Chula Vista and are willing to wait two hours to get their hands on some of the freshest tamales in the area.A holiday tradition for so many families, is tamales for Christmas.“I am so happy to see this. I’m grateful that we have such loyal customers and they keep coming back year after year” said owner Alonso Ancira.Alonso moved from Mexico City with his family 27 years ago and took over the business after his father. Ancira’s father  said ‘there’s no good tamales in San Diego’ so he decided to open Tamales Ancira.“We do everything by scratch. We cook the corn. We cook the corn grind the corn cooked meats, we don’t use any canned products at all. So it’s a long process but it’s the only way to make it fresh maza” says Ancira.They will sell approximately 11-thousand tamales on Christmas Eve.If tamales are a Christmas tradition, you may want to think about next year right now.Plan to put in your order right after Thanksgiving so you can just drive by and pick your order up. Tamale Christmas tradition sells thousands Posted: December 24, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, December 24, 2018center_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 10:30 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Sheriffs deputy fired after violations in sons death

first_imgA Clark County sheriff’s deputy was fired Tuesday afternoon after he was found to have violated a number of policies in connection with the 2010 shooting death of his 3-year-old son.Clark County sheriff’s Chief Criminal Deputy Mike Evans said he notified Detective Ed Owens of his termination in a meeting that also included Owens’ attorney and Sheriff Garry Lucas. The action culminated a nearly yearlong investigation.The separation is effective immediately, Evans said. Owens, a seven-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, had been on paid administrative leave since December 2010.While Evans described it as one of the most difficult decisions of his career, one of Owens’ attorneys said the outcome was a political decision that didn’t take into account all the facts of the case.“The guild leadership is not happy the sheriff is imposing his standards of family conduct on Ed and his wife,” said Mark Makler, a Portland attorney for the Clark County Deputy Sheriffs Guild. “They thought that was inappropriate.”last_img read more

Nine in 10 US staff believe employers should care about emotional and

first_imgThe majority (91%) of US respondents believe that employers should care about their emotional and mental health, according to research by on-demand behavioural health provider Ginger.Its 2019 Workforce attitudes towards behavioural health report, which surveyed 1,200 full-time US employees with access to employer-provided health benefits, also found that, although 65% report having behavioural health coverage as an employee benefit, 81% experience barriers to using these services. For example, respondents reported a limited number of providers covered by the plan, a lack of time to get help, confusing programme options and stigma.Furthermore, 35% of US-based staff have had to pay for behavioural healthcare because their employee benefits provision was inadequate, and 30% have started a behavioural health programme that they did not finish; this includes 45% of respondents in generation Z and 43% classed as millennials.Russell Glass, chief executive officer at Ginger, said: “Through both our members and employer clients alike, we consistently hear about the challenges of managing emotional and mental health in the workplace.“The effects of stress on [employee] productivity and [an organisation’s] bottom line are well documented. We are taking this one step further by exploring how stress affects [employees] emotionally, what tools they may be using to get care and the employer’s role in making that care more accessible and useful.”When asked to evaluate their stress levels within a 12-month period, 81% of respondents acknowledged that stress had impacted their work negatively, manifesting in symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, physical ailments and missed work days. Just under half (48%) said they have cried at work due to stress and an additional 50% admitted to having missed at least one day of work during the year because of stress.The majority (85%) of respondents stated that behavioural health benefits are a consideration when evaluating new job opportunities; especially as 50% are now more likely to address their mental health by getting help.Glass added: “While it’s encouraging to see that attitudes about behavioural health are changing, it’s clear that there is significantly more work to be done to make care more accessible when and where [employees] need it.”last_img read more

Wilmington School Lunch Menus Week of January 13 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the Wilmington Public Schools lunch menus for the week of January 13, 2019.Wilmington High School & Wilmington Middle SchoolMonday, January 14Low-Sodium Low-Fat Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce; Wholegrain Garlic Bread Stick; Sweet Peas; AppleslicesTuesday, January 15Cafe Wild Cat BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Bacon, Cheese, Lettuce & Tomato; Sidewinder Fries; PeachesWednesday, January 16Wholegrain French Toast Sticks with Syrup; Jones Light Sausage; Roasted Homefries; StrawberriesThursday, January 17Popcorn Chicken; Broccoli & Wholegrain Penne in Garlic Sauce; Garlic Bread; Fresh FruitFriday, January 18Wholegrain Pizza Slice; Veggie Cup with Low-Fat Dip; PearsLunch ($2.65-$2.85) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and 8 oz. Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at High School: Salad Bar, Pizza, Soup & Choice of SandwichAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at Middle School: Pre-made SaladAlso Available Daily: Variety of Fresh Fruit, Side Caesar salad or Baby Carrots, WG Bagel with Cheese StickMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramWest Intermediate, North Intermediate, Shawsheen Elementary, Woburn Street ElementaryMonday, January 14Low-Sodium Low-Fat Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce; Wholegrain Garlic Bread Stick; Sweet Peas; AppleslicesTuesday, January 15Meatballs on a Wholewheat Sub; Reduced Fat Cape Cod Chips; Green Beans; Fresh FruitWednesday, January 16Wholegrain French Toast Sticks with Syrup; Jones Light Sausage; Roasted Homefries; StrawberriesThursday, January 17Popcorn Chicken; Broccoli & Wholegrain Penne in Garlic Sauce; Garlic Bread; Fresh FruitFriday, January 18Wholegrain Pizza Slice; Veggie Cup with Low-Fat Dip; PearsLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (Main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Justice and MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: Ham & Cheese, Turkey & Cheese, Tuna, Salad Bar (Woburn St. only), Premade Salads (North, West & Shawsheen only), Pizza (Mon & Wed only), Bagels (Tues & Thurs only)Also Available Daily: Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim Milk; Assorted Fresh Fruit; Assorted Juice; DessertMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramBoutwell Early Childhood Center & Wildwood Early Childhood CenterMonday, January 14Low-Sodium Low-Fat Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce; Wholegrain Garlic Bread Stick; Sweet Peas; AppleslicesTuesday, January 15Meatballs on a Wholewheat Sub; Reduced Fat Cape Cod Chips; Green Beans; Fresh FruitWednesday, January 16Wholegrain French Toast Sticks with Syrup; Jones Light Sausage; Roasted Homefries; StrawberriesThursday, January 17Popcorn Chicken; Broccoli & Wholegrain Penne in Alfredo Sauce; Garlic Bread; Fresh FruitFriday, January 18Wholegrain Pizza Slice; Veggie Cup with Low-Fat Dip; PearsLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and assorted lowfat or skim milkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: WG Pizza (Mon. & Wed. only); Whole Wheat Bagel & Cheese Stick (Tues. & Thurs. only); Turkey & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Mon., Wed., Fri. only); Ham & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Tues. & Thurs. only)Also Available Daily: Assorted snacks and baked goods ($0.50-$0.60)Menus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School Program(NOTE: View these menus, plus the Gluten Free menus, online HERE. The cover photo is from Jamie Boudreau’s Airgoz Aerial Photography.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 9, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 2, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of June 2, 2019)In “Education”last_img read more

Encephalitis deaths in Bihar due to administrative failure

first_imgNEW DELHI: This year 154 children have lost their lives in Muzaffarpur to an encephalopathy of unknown origin, says a report of a doctors’ forum on Friday which has blamed these deaths on “administrative failure and state’s apathy”. In the preliminary report of Progressive Medicos and Scientists’ Forum (PMSF), a few unfamiliar facts and causes have been listed regarding the influx of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES)-affected patients in Muzaffarpur this year even as various experts are trying to pinpoint the aetiology behind this convulsive illness and related deaths. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us “We doctors from AIIMS, New Delhi, as part of PMSF on investigating this disaster come to a conclusion that whatever be the specific aetiology, these children are killed by administrative failure and state’s apathy towards people,” a press release by PMSF said. The PMSF report said that all deaths occurred in children aged 1.5- 12 years exclusively belonging to families of lower socio-economic strata. Temporally, the cases peak in summer months of May-June while geographically, they are clustered in thatched-roof huts of Muzaffarpur. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Among the other points put forward in the report are: Most people did not have access to the public distribution system as they do not have ration cards. Many children were malnourished and none had been treated for it, none of them had growth monitoring cards. Hospital wards and ICUs are not well equipped to cater to the patients coming to the medical college. Advertise With Us In nearest medical college SKMCH, emergency room catering to 500 patients per day is manned by just 4 doctors and 3 nurses there is no triage mechanism to sort patients. Muzaffarpur is reeling under a severe paucity of drinking water and there is no functional sewerage system in the city. Extremely poor sanitation conditions and health care facilities have added to the plight of patients. After witnessing AES symptoms in children, family members took them to the health facility on their own with a deadly delay with little help from local health officials. These deaths from illness are being witnessed since10 years, still, there are is no preventive mechanism and health awareness for specific illness or for any common illnesses like diarrhoea.ASHA, subcentres and anganwadi services are deficient in their numbers and functions, people have lost faith in the local health system. Children in none of the affected areas were immunized for Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JRV) vaccine. Nearest primary health centre and community health centre are abysmally dysfunctional in terms of resources and manpower as compared to the national health standards It has been noted in some cases that after treating hypoglycemia, children were discharged in a few hours and they died at home due to developing hypoglycemia. Despite faults at different levels, no action has been taken against any official. Rather a senior resident was suspended which apparently inappropriate action and would be deemed as scapegoating in an attempt to slide the gross negligence under the carpet. “Looking at these points, this kind of disasters are always waiting to happen in this area. Government is trying to hide its apathy towards people behind the jargons of etiological research of a ‘mysterious’ disease” stated the press release. The detailed investigation report will be released soon regarding the same.last_img read more

Hack of Marriotts Starwood Reservations System Compromised Personal Info on Up to

first_img“The company carries insurance, including cyber insurance, commensurate with its size and the nature of its operations,” it said. “The company is working with its insurance carriers to assess coverage.”Marriott said it has taken measures to investigate and address the data-security incident involving the Starwood guest reservation database. It said it discovered the hack on Nov. 19, 2018.“We deeply regret this incident happened,” Arne Sorenson, Marriott’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “We fell short of what our guests deserve and what we expect of ourselves. We are doing everything we can to support our guests, and using lessons learned to be better moving forward.”Marriott has set up a dedicated website at answers.kroll.com operated by risk-consulting firm Kroll to provide information and services to customers related to the hack. It also has opened a 24-hour dedicated call center for customers to inquire about their accounts. Marriott said it will begin sending emails to affected Starwood guests about the hack “on a rolling basis” starting Nov. 30. In addition, Marriott also is offering guests in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. a free one-year enrollment in privacy-monitoring service WebWatcher.Marriott said that on Sept. 8, 2018, its IT team received an alert from an internal security tool regarding an attempt to access the Starwood guest reservation database in the U.S. After investigating, the hotel chain said, it then discovered “an unauthorized party had copied and encrypted information” from the database.The credit-card data hackers were able to steal from the Starwood system was encrypted using Advanced Encryption Standard encryption (AES-128). Marriott said it has “not been able to rule out the possibility” that hackers were able to access the keys necessary to decrypt that data.Marriott said it reported the incident to law enforcement and has already begun notifying regulatory authorities.Starwood brands include W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Element Hotels, Aloft Hotels, The Luxury Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, Four Points by Sheraton, and Design Hotels. Starwood-branded timeshare properties are also included. Marriott International disclosed a massive security breach of the reservations system for its Starwood Hotels and Resorts brand, a hack it said Friday may have compromised private info on up to 500 million guests.According to Marriott, for around 327 million Starwood guests, the database included such personal information as name, mailing address, phone number, email address, passport number, date of birth, and gender. For some Starwood customers, the hacked database also stored payment card numbers and expiration dates, although Marriott said that information was encrypted.Hackers had accessed the Starwood network since 2014, Marriott said. The incident is one of the biggest single breaches of personal consumer data to date.In an 8-K filing Friday, Marriott said it doesn’t know what the financial cost of the hack will be, but the company said it does not believe it will “impact its long-term financial health.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

DownThemAll update brings e10s compatibility

first_imgDownThemAll update brings e10s compatibility by Martin Brinkmann on September 02, 2016 in Firefox – Last Update: June 25, 2017 – 32 commentsDownThemAll 3.0.2 is the latest version of the popular download manager for the Firefox web browser that brings along with it e10s compatibility and more.DownThemAll is probably the most popular download manager add-on for the Firefox web browser with more than 1.1 million users.It integrates itself in the right-click menu of Firefox and through other means, and lists all links, and pictures and media, found on the page it is activated on.You may filter the listing, and download multiple files at once using its interface. It supports features like download acceleration by splitting larger files into segments, scheduled downloading, multiple retries, automatic cleaning of the download list and a lot more.DownThemAll e10s compatibilityE10s, or multi-process Firefox, is slowly being integrated into Firefox Stable. Since many add-ons are not compatible yet, it is not enabled for users with add-ons by default, but only for a percentage of users without any add-on installed.Multi-process Firefox offers advantages such as better stability, performance, and also security over single-process Firefox.The most recent version of DownThemAll supports e10s which means that you may run it in Firefox versions with e10s enabled.That’s a big step for any add-on as it ensures the add-on will remain compatible with future releases of the Firefox web browser.While it will take some time before Mozilla will enable the multi-process architecture for Firefox installations with add-ons, that time will come and any add-on not compatible then will stop working when that happens.Support for Firefox’s multi-process architecture is without doubt the main feature of the latest DownThemAll version. It is not the only one though as there is a bunch of others that users may find useful.First, DownThemAll is restartless now which means that you can install it without having to restart Firefox to complete the installation.Other new features include support for custom file names and file renaming during and after downloads of files, asynchronous input/output, advanced queue searching and filtering options (by size, status, name..), or HiDPI icons.Advanced users may find new power user options useful. You may for instance set up a DownThemAll only proxy using about:config. This is mentioned in the release notes, but I could not find any documentation on that on the developer site.You can check out the full release notes on the official site.Closing WordsWhen Mozilla announced that major changes would come to Firefox’s add-on architecture, it was DownThemAll’s author Nils Maier who opposed the idea vehemently and hinted that this could mean the end of the extension for Firefox.The new release makes DownThemAll compatible with current changes happening to Firefox (multi-process architecture). There is still XUL and XPCOM deprecation looming on the horizon though.Now You: Do you use a download manager?Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 5 votes Software Name DownThemAllSoftware Category BrowserLanding Page https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/downthemall/ Advertisementlast_img read more

Liechtenstein rejects call to remove princes veto

first_img How do cataracts affect your vision? That would have made Alois the first prince to use his veto since his grandfather, Franz Joseph II, blocked a revision of the country’s hunting laws three decades ago. Hans-Adam II, Alois’ father, never exercised the right of veto.However, he did push through a new constitution in 2003 that gave the monarch greater powers, including to appoint judges and fire the government without reason.Alois rules the Alpine principality, which is wedged between Switzerland and Austria. Hans-Adam II remains head of state but has passed most of his powers to Alois.On Sunday, Hans-Adam said in a statement that the royal family “has taken note with joy and gratitude of the fact that a large majority of the population wants to continue the 300-year partnership between the people and the royal house which has been so successful.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Parents, stop beating yourself up New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Comments   Share   Top Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debatescenter_img GENEVA (AP) – Voters in tiny Liechtenstein have soundly rejected a call to take away the ruling prince’s power to veto referendum results.Government figures showed that 76.1 percent of voters, or 11,629 people, rejected the initiative titled “Yes _ So that your vote counts” in a referendum Sunday. Turnout was 82.9 percent.Hereditary Prince Alois threatened to use his veto in September to block a plan to legalize abortion, but a majority voted against the change. The royal family could have vetoed having its power of veto voted down. Top holiday drink recipes Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories last_img read more

Mumbai terror suspects taped voice comes to life

first_img How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Ansari’s interrogation is expected to bolster the Indian government’s accusations _ and accepted as a fact by most ordinary Indians _ that Pakistan was behind the attack, the most brazen terrorist operation on India’s soil. His arrest is a rare piece of good news for a government reeling from economic and political troubles.“Clearly there was state support for the 26/11 massacre,” Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said Friday.Indian investigators say Ansari has already told them that Pakistani intelligence officials were in the control room during the 60-hour siege _ corroborating testimony by American terrorist suspect David Coleman Headley, who said during his Chicago trial last year that Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence officials were involved.Ansari has also told investigators he fled India in 2006 across the border to Bangladesh, escaping from a police raid in the western Indian town of Aurangabad on an illegal cache of weapons and explosives intended for future attacks within India, the officials said.Ansari then moved to Pakistan, trained with Lashkar and joined in planning future attacks, officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case. 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Pakistan insists that the ISI, as its intelligence agency is known, has no links to Lashkar, and denies any connection to the Mumbai attacks.The assault was like no other India had experienced. Bombs and grenades went off at the famed Taj Mahal and Trident hotels. Then, 10 trained Pakistani militants fanned out through the hotels and through the main train station and a Jewish cultural center and gunned down people in their paths.The attack went on for three days, as Indian police scrambled to keep up with the militants who were receiving detailed instructions by cell phone.Eventually all but one of the gunmen were killed. The survivor, Ajmal Kasab, told a special Indian court he and the others were tutored by a man named Abu Jindal on how to speak with a Hindi accent to avoid detection in India and confuse police about their origins.Police are now looking for a second man who is heard on the tape from the Karachi control room. That man, who police believe is Lashkar-e-Taiba terror group commander Muzammil Butt, based on testimony from other suspects, is heard cutting the attackers off as they exclaimed about the size of the television screens and the luxury fittings in the five-star hotels. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories ___You can reach Nirmala George at twitter.com/NirmalaGeorge1(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Associated PressNEW DELHI (AP) – The voice had long haunted Indian police investigating Mumbai’s deadly 2008 terrorist attack.They had repeatedly listened to a tape of cell phone intercepts containing chilling words from one of the men guiding 10 terrorists through the gun-blazing rampage that killed 166 people in India’s financial capital.“Pass this message to the media — `This is just the trailer; the real film is yet to come,’” the voice said. Anti-terror police engaged in one of India’s largest investigations had no idea who the man was, only that he had a Mumbai accent and used Hindi words unusual for Urdu speakers like the attackers on the ground.Police believe they finally have the man behind the disembodied voice after ferreting out the suspect from Saudi Arabia where he was hiding, according to officials close to the investigation. They say he had given himself away to the police by opening a Facebook account under his real name — Syed Zabiuddin Ansari.Ansari _ an Indian citizen whose aliases include Abu Humza, Abu Jindal and Abu Jundal _ was arrested at New Delhi airport on June 21 after Saudi Arabia agreed to hand him to Indian officials and put him on a flight home.Indian investigators told The Associated Press that Ansari was considered a key player in the Pakistan-based Islamic terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba’s plans for attacks on India. They say he was so central to the Mumbai attack plans he was among those giving orders by the minute to the attackers or directing them on their cell phones from a control room in Karachi, Pakistan during the Nov. 26-28 bloodbath.The investigators spoke on condition of anonymity because they were disclosing sensitive information. Top Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Indian investigators followed his electronic trail to Riyadh, and this week used voice recognition tests to match Ansari’s voice with the man on the tape. While the Hindi he spoke is similar enough to Urdu that speakers understand each other, there are many words that differ.The man recorded giving instructions to the attackers used a few Hindi words an Urdu speaker would not use, such as “prashasan” for “administration,” officials said. The Urdu word would be “intizamiya.”Investigators have sent the voice samples to a lab for further analysis, newspaper reports said.Saudi Arabia’s decision to hand Ansari over to India, rather than Pakistan, appeared to surprise Indian officials. Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have long held close ties.Foreign Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin described the arrest as something “rather new” in Saudi-Indian relations. “Our relationship with Saudi Arabia is expanding in a variety of ways.”Analysts said Riyadh’s decision marked a significant shift.“It is a signal to Pakistan that it will get isolated if it thinks state sponsorship of terrorism can be a viable policy option,” said Ajit Doval, former chief of India’s Intelligence Bureau. At one point, he is heard saying: “How hard is it to throw a grenade? Just pull the pin and throw it.”Investigators had been looking for Ansari for years after he was implicated by other suspects in the Mumbai attacks, but they never knew his exact role in the attack, said officials close to the investigation.India learned Ansari was living in Saudi Arabia on a Pakistani passport, officials said.Both India and Pakistan then began lobbying for his release into their custody, but India clinched the arrest by providing DNA samples from Ansari’s Indian family members, who live in the western state of Maharashtra, where Mumbai is located, the officials said.Intelligence agents are now interrogating Ansari in a secret location on the outskirts of New Delhi.Ansari told Indian investigators he had gone to Saudi Arabia on Lashkar’s orders to raise funds and recruit more Indians as militants. Investigators say Lashkar and Islamic militant groups routinely try to recruit Indians from among the two million Indians living in Saudi Arabia or the millions who visit the country to perform the Haj.He might have remained in the shadows had he not opened a Facebook account in his real name to find new recruits, the officials said. The Times of India reported last week that Ansari also used the account to contact Lashkar accomplices, who may have been under global scrutiny by intelligence agencies. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Patients with chronic pain give advicelast_img

AlQaida leader not listed among dead from US Libya strike

first_img Sponsored Stories 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 A second statement from an umbrella group for militias called the Shura Council of Ajdabiya and its Surroundings also did not include Belmokhtar among the dead.Neither group directly denied Belmokhtar was killed.U.S. officials initially said they believed they hit their target, but later said assessments were still underway. A Libyan official said tests were needed to identify the dead, who numbered at least 17.Believed to be 43 years old, Belmokhtar fought in Afghanistan and was reported to have lost his eye in combat. He was one of a number of Islamist fighters who have battled Algeria’s government since the 1990s, later joining al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, the group’s North Africa branch.He was also known as “Belaouer the One-Eyed,” ”Abou al-Abbes” and “Mr. Marlboro,” because he allegedly smuggled cigarettes through the Sahara and the Sahel region.He formed his own group and led the January 2013 attack on Algeria’s Ain Amenas gas complex that killed at least 35 hostages, including three Americans. He later emerged in Libya, and is believed to have been based in the western and southern parts of the country.The U.S. filed terrorism charges against Belmokhtar in connection with the Algeria attack. Officials have said they believe he remained a threat to U.S. and Western interests. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall This wanted poster from the website of the U.S. State Department’s Rewards For Justice program shows a mugshot of Mokhtar Belmokhtar, charged with leading the attack on a gas plant in Algeria in 2013 that killed at least 35 hostages, including three Americans. The U.S military said on Monday, June 15, 2015 it likely killed the al-Qaida-linked militant leader when it launched airstrikes in eastern Libya over the weekend. (U.S. State Department Rewards For Justice via AP) CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida and other militants in Libya on Tuesday released a list of names of those they say were killed in a U.S. airstrike over the weekend that does not include the raid’s main target, al-Qaida-linked commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar.The al-Qaida-linked Ansar al-Shariah released a list of seven names of fighters and residents it said were killed in the “crusader American strike” in the eastern town of Ajdabiya. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img Top Stories How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Comments   Share   Top holiday drink recipes In the airstrikes on Sunday, two F-15 fighter jets launched multiple 500-pound bombs, a U.S. official said. Authorities say no U.S. personnel were on the ground for the assault.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img read more

What an MLB source said about the Dbacks trade h

first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away “We’ll see Beanie in the preseason,” Whisenhunt said. “Ithink he’ll probably start doing some work next week.”Whisenhunt said the preference is to get Wells somepreseason action — probably later contests — butcautionsthat it all depends on how his player’s rehab goes.And while Wells may be making progress, an issue couldsoon arrive due to a lack of depth at the running backposition. With second-year pro Ryan Williams still working his wayback from a serious injury and Javarris James out with anabductor ailment, LaRod Stephens-Howling, Alfonso Smithand William Powell are the only backs who can practicewith no limitations as of right now.“What you worry about is if we get one more, then we’repretty thin,” Whisenhunt said. Arizona Sports’ Kyndra de St. Aubin contributed to thisreport Comments   Share   center_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Beanie Wells was placed on the Physically Unable toPerformlist at the beginning of training camp, a move that hasledmany to worry about the running back’s status coming intothe season.And why shouldn’t they?Wells, who ran for a career-best 1,047 yards and 10touchdowns last season, had knee surgery in the offseasonand has yet to get back on the practice field.Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, though, said Monday thatWells is progressing nicely and should return to the fieldsoon. Top Stories last_img read more

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