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Zonal railways asked to withdraw catering staff engaged in

first_imgnon-core activitiesNew Delhi, Oct 11 (PTI) All zonal railways have been asked to withdraw their catering staff engaged in non-core activities such as those related to cultural and sporting functions, according to a directive of the Railway Board issued today.”All zonal railways should withdraw catering staff engaged in non-core activities like VIP catering, special catering, catering at the railway club or other semi-official catering activities like those related to Womens Welfare Organisation, cultural and sporting functions and other such activities,” the directive, a copy of which is with PTI, read.The Board has asked zonal railways to engage private caterers for such purposes.”The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has also been directed to refrain from stretching their limited resources for such non-core catering activities,” it said.With the implementation of the Catering Policy 2017, most of the catering units and related activities have been transferred to the IRCTC.Zonal railways should curtail their role in the area of catering and Group D staff thus rendered surplus should be immediately redeployed against existing vacancies within the commercial and operating departments, the order read. PTI ASG GVSlast_img read more

Trout HRs in 4th Straight; Angels Top Texas After Bee Delay

first_imgANAHEIM, Calif. — Texas Rangers relievers found themselves dealing with the wrong kind of buzz Sunday, first from bees in the bullpen and then from the crowd’s reaction to another mammoth home run by Mike Trout.The star slugger went deep for the fourth straight game and the Los Angeles Angels, after waiting out a five-minute delay caused by a swarm of bees, beat the Rangers 7-2.Trout hit five home runs in the four-game series and became the fourth Angels player to connect five times in one set. The two-time AL MVP went 6 for 11 with nine RBIs in the series. He hit a two-run drive off Kyle Bird in the sixth inning Sunday for a 6-2 lead.“I’ve got to keep that same approach and just keep doing my job,” Trout said.Play was stopped in the fifth when bees began flying around the bullpens in left-center field at Angel Stadium. Bird was warming up and kept throwing while swatting away the insects, but his teammates hopped the wall to get away. They ended up standing under what would be the trajectory of Trout’s 422-foot shot two innings later.Many fans cleared out of the area until the bees eventually left.Rangers manager Chris Woodward didn’t realize there was an issue until he looked out to make sure Bird was getting loose, “and there was nobody down there,” he said.Bird might have preferred staying in the bullpen with the bees after leaving a fastball over the middle of the plate to Trout, who became the first player in American League history with five homers in the first four home games of a season.“He’s not missing anything,” Woodward said. “Typically, you look at a game and most hitters don’t get a lot of pitches. He’s getting one or two and he seems to be hitting them out. Hopefully next time we face him it will be a different result.”Brian Goodwin also homered for the Angels, who have won three in a row following a five-game losing streak. Justin Anderson (2-0) threw a scoreless inning in relief.Joey Gallo hit a two-run homer for the Rangers. Shelby Miller (0-1) gave up four runs on four hits and three walks and hit one batter in two innings.The Angels scored four times in the second. Jonathan Lucroy had an RBI single, and Zack Cozart was hit by a pitch to tie it at 2. David Fletcher singled home a run and another scored on Tommy La Stella’s groundout.Angels manager Brad Ausmus was pleased his offense was able to get those four runs across without any help from Trout.“Although I say at times that Trout is going to be the bulk of our offense, on any given day we need six or seven guys in the lineup to contribute to consistently score runs,” Ausmus said.The Rangers took a 2-0 lead in the second when Gallo launched a changeup 441 feet into the stands in right field. It was his fourth home run of the season.By: Dan Greenspan, Associated Press TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Realme teases launch of a new smartphone in September, could be Realme 2 Pro

first_imgOppo sub-brand Realme launched the successor to the Realme 1 aka the Realme 2 in India on Tuesday. Realme has always been focused on bringing budget segment phones, and the Realme 2 is no exception. The Realme 2 has been launched in the country for a starting price of Rs 8,990 for the 3GB/32GB storage version. The 4GB/ 64GB storage model has been priced at Rs 10,990. In just a few hours of the launch of the Realme 2, the company teased to launch another phone in September.Although the company hasn’t revealed any details about the upcoming Realme phone, chances are it could be the Realme 2 Pro. The teaser posted by the company on its social media platform notes – “One more thing. 2 surprise you in September”. In the teaser (see below), the company has highlighted words like “2” “Pro” which hints at the Realme 2 Pro. The teaser doesn’t reveal any details about the phone, but considering it’s a Pro version, it could the upgraded version of the Realme 2 and also cost more.If you thought this was it, think again. We have another surprise up our sleeve. #StayTuned (@realmemobiles) August 28, 2018The Realme 2 comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the smartphone comes with an octa-core Snapdragon 450 chipset with Adreno 506 GPU paired with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage. Both the storage memory will be expandable via microSD card up to 256GB. On the software front, the Realme 2 will run on Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.1.advertisementThe Realme 2 sport a dual camera setup on the back consisting of a primary sensor of 13-megapixel primary sensor and a secondary sensor of 2-megapixel. On the front, the Realme 2 comes with an 8-megapixel sensor just as the Realme 1. The Realme 2 comes packed with a massive 4,230mAh battery – which as the company claims to deliver an all-day battery life.The Realme 2 will go on sale for the first time in India on September 4 exclusively on Flipkart.To know about the Realme 2, read our review.last_img read more

MS Dhoni gloves row: ICC should apologise to Dhoni and all of India, says Sreesanth

first_imgS Sreesanth wants the International Cricket Council (ICC) to apologize to MS Dhoni and all of India after the world governing body objected to the Army crest on Dhoni’s wicketkeeping gloves.On Wednesday during India’s opening World Cup 2019 match against South Africa, MS Dhoni had sported an army badge on his gloves. The ICC then asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to remove the insignia from the gloves. The ICC statement sparked off a controversy with a Pakistan minister taking a dig at Dhoni. Within hours, Indian fans were outraged over the ICC’s stance.Meanwhile, BCCI asked the ICC to reconsider its decision and threw its weight behind MS Dhoni. India will play their next World Cup game against Australia at The Oval on June 9 and as things stand now, the ICC will not allow Dhoni to wear the gloves with the army crest on them.This is the Para Special Forces insignia. Sources say what is seen on Dhoni’s gloves only resembles it, can’t say it’s the the real one. The special forces insignia is always in moron background and has balidan written in Devanagiri script. The badge always worn on the chest Bhalla (@AbhishekBhalla7) June 7, 2019S Sreesanth is among a host of sporting figures in India to react to the ICC vs Dhoni row. Speaking to India Today, Sreesanth said: “ICC should be apologizing not just to MS Dhoni but the entire country. This is not the way to dictate terms with the country that is literally ruling Indian cricket.advertisement”With Dhoni being an honorary lieutenant colonel with the parachute regiment, we all know how patriotic that man is. He single-handedly wins matches for India.”Dhoni has not just won 1 but 2 World Cups. He represents India in every part of the world. I am sure that the people of the country will back MS Dhoni. I am very confident that ICC should withdraw the letter and apologize to the entire country.”We all are so proud of Dhoni. Can’t express how proud I am feeling after seeing Dhoni play with the gloves.”In fact, he should be wearing the same gloves and winning the World Cup,” Sreesanth said.Manoj Tiwary backs MS DhoniMeanwhile, India cricketer Manoj Tiwary said he did not see what the problem was with Dhoni’s gloves.”I don’t see any problem in it because there have been so many instances where different types of caps were worn. There was no issue at that time,” Tiwary told India Today. “When someone is showing their love and respect towards something, it should be not taken in a different way.”Also Read | World Cup 2019: Fans furious after ICC asks MS Dhoni to remove Army crest from glovesAlso Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni wanted to honour the Army, says former coach on Balidaan badge rowAlso Seelast_img read more

Monterrey blasts Morelia on way to Liga MX final

first_imgLiga MX Funes Mori hat trick spurs Monterrey past Monarcas as Rayados march on to Liga MX final Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon Last updated 1 year ago 10:14 12/4/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Rogelio Funes Mori Monterrey Julio Cesar Aguilar Liga MX Monterrey Monterrey v Morelia Morelia Opinion The Argentine led the way in a 4-0 win that sets up a showdown with crosstown rival Tigres to decide the Apertura champion Maybe you don’t believe in destiny. Maybe you buy that there’s fate but don’t believe in teams of destiny. There’s a special feeling about Monterrey, though.The team has been on the road to the Apertura final since climbing to the summit of the table in the fourth week of the season. More than that, they’ve been on a collision course with crosstown rival Tigres for the second half of the year. After dismantling Morelia 4-0 in the second leg to lock up a 5-0 aggregate victory, Rayados will collide with their Monterrey rival for the first time in a final. We will have a Clasico Regio with the country’s biggest prize at stake.Any time a match ends 4-0, it’s pretty obvious there was a gap between the two sides. It is a surprise, then, that Morelia was the better team before it became clear the series had ended. Morelia had played well but lost in the first leg. In the second, Monarcas created a chance in the first minute that they couldn’t convert. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The pressure continued, but Rayados got on the scoreboard first after goalkeeper Hugo Gonzalez’s long pass forward bounced for Rogelio Funes Mori. Gonzalez saved a penalty less than 10 minutes later, and Monterrey won a spot kick of its own that Carlos Sanchez converted in the 22nd minute.#NoTeLoPierdasG⚽⚽⚽L de Rogelio Funes Mori@Rayados (2) 1-0 (0) @FuerzaMonarca VUELTA #Semifinal #Apertura2017 #LIGABancomerMX⚽ #SienteTuLiga ⚽ #AbrazadosPorElFutbol— LIGA Bancomer MX (@LIGABancomerMX) December 4, 2017Funes Mori again had the ball in the back of the net in the 29th minute after an uncharacteristic error on a free kick from Morelia goalkeeper Sebastian Sosa. With Dorlan Pabon given space to hit a cross in from the left wing, Funes Mori headed past Sosa to finish off his hat trick after the break. There were still more chances for Monterrey to expand its lead, even as it happily sat back and let Monarcas knock the ball around the midfield for most of the second half.”I’m really happy for the team. I think we deserved to be in the final but we had to show that on the field. We showed that today. They’re a good team, but we were much better,” Funes Mori told Univision. “So now we have to rest up and think about the final.”Not only was this a stunning attacking performance, it was one Monterrey did without Aviles Hurtado. Hurtado, the Liga MX golden boot winner this season, left the first leg with an injury. Though Hurtado was deemed fit during the week, Monterrey manager Antonio Mohamed decided not to risk the Colombian ahead of the likely final.Now he’ll have a fresh attacking trident, with Funes Mori and Pabon making way in the second half to rest up as well, and dreams of matching Tigres’ five Liga MX titles by adding one more to Monterrey’s trophy case.#NoTeLoPierdas2do G⚽⚽⚽L de Rogelio Funes Mori@Rayados (4) 3-0 (0) @FuerzaMonarca VUELTA #Semifinal #Apertura2017 #LIGABancomerMX⚽ #SienteTuLiga ⚽ #AbrazadosPorElFutbol— LIGA Bancomer MX (@LIGABancomerMX) December 4, 2017Monarcas now have to believe it’s Monterrey’s destiny, or at least its right, to be in the final. Roberto Hernandez’s side wasn’t horrible in the series but ended up with a lopsided loss against a team that is one of the best the league has seen in years. Monterrey’s crosstown rival now is the only thing that stands between Rayados and the title win they’ll feel they deserve after a superb regular season, a superb quarterfinal win and a superb semifinal series capped off Sunday in spectacular fashion.last_img read more

New Brunswick government loosens requirement for bilingual paramedics

first_imgThe Canadian Press FREDERICTON — New Brunswick’s minority Tory government is eliminating the requirement for bilingual paramedics in some primarily unilingual areas of the province.The change is being made despite a judicial review of language requirements for ambulances, slated to begin next month.Health Minister Ted Flemming says ambulances should not be sitting idle just because fully bilingual paramedics can’t be found.People’s Alliance Leader Kris Austin had been opposed to the review but says he’s agreed to support it, in exchange for the hiring of more full-time paramedics.A court ruling last year said bilingual paramedic services must be provided, but a labour adjudicator said there may be ways to lessen the language requirements.Flemming says the court ruling holds no weight because it was simply a consent order signed by two lawyers.last_img read more

Driver assaulted after child dies

The police said that the child died on admission to hospital. Following the accident area residents had assaulted the driver of the lorry. The lorry is attached to the Anuradhapura railway department.The police said that the driver was admitted to hospital with police protection. The driver of a lorry was assaulted by area residents after the vehicle killed a child crossing at the zebra crossing in warakapola this morning.According to the police media unit the 6 year old child was crossing the road to go to school when the accident took place. The child was crossing the road near the school when the lorry ran over him. The child was rushed to the Warakapola hospital with serious injuries.

YouTube to shutter its only permanent Canadian creator space in Toronto in

TORONTO — YouTube says it’ll close the company’s only permanent Canadian studio later this year as it shifts strategies.The media giant sent an email on Thursday to its online creator community outlining plans to replace its Toronto studio with a “pop-up” approach that’ll roll out temporary studios in different regions of the country. Who needs the Kardashians — Meet the new breed of influencers tapping social media’s ‘gold rush’ ‘They can’t stop it’: Inside the thriving business of selling fake YouTube video views YouTube bans firearm sales and how-to videos, sparking backlash from gun enthusiasts It says the move will help YouTube’s production assets reach Canadians in cities where they wouldn’t otherwise have the resources.YouTube Space Toronto opened at George Brown College in spring of 2016 amid a boom in the growth of the creator community.The 3,500-square-foot facility allowed some local YouTube personalities to use production resources to collaborate and shoot videos.It was also a hub for workshops and other events tied to the Google-owned company. read more

Adopting agenda General Assembly decides to move up debate on terrorism

The decision that the initial debate on the item “Measures to eliminate international terrorism” would be held “as soon as possible” was taken following a proposal by Belgium, on behalf of the European Union, on the understanding that the technical aspects of the item would continue to be discussed in the Sixth Committee, which deals with legal issues.The Assembly was also informed by its President, Han Seung-soo of the Republic of Korea, that its general debate, originally scheduled for 24 September to 5 October, would be postponed to later dates. This year’s discussions will include new topics, such as the establishment of an international convention against human cloning, the administration of justice at the UN, observance of the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, and cooperation between the UN and the Pacific Islands Forum, among others.In that connection, the Assembly decided that its Main Committees should meet in substantive sessions as soon as possible during the current session. The first item the Assembly would consider in plenary would be the report of Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the work of the Organization, to be taken up on 24 September.Among other procedures matters, the Assembly decided that its session should recess no later than 11 December and would close on Monday, 9 September 2002. read more

VIDEO Brazilian athletes claim for CBHb presidents resignation

But I’ll bring it back to the origins. According to an article published on April 10th on, Banco do Brasil argued that they had decided to continue to invest on volleyball and street races instead. However, as journalist Thierry Gozzer explains, the reason behind-the-scenes could be related to the political situation that the CBHb is facing. Manoel Luiz Oliveira, president of the CBHb for 28 years, had been re-elected last year, but his victory was not validated by the Superior Court of Sports Justice (STJD in Portuguese) of handball, after having received a series of demands for misuse of funds and overbilling. Only a few days ago, the Federal Justice expelled him from his position and the verdict speaks of “practice of simulations, falsehoods (ideological and material), overbilling and payment for services not rendered” for the impressive amount of R$ 21 million (€5 million) in at least 8 agreements with the Ministry of Sports.The article explains that the CBHb received nearly R$ 89 million (approximately €21 million) from sponsors and agreements between 2011 and 2018, but this year they will only count on the R$ 4,5 million corresponding to the budget assigned by the Agnelo/Piva law, which establishes that 2% of the gross collection of the federal lotteries must be assigned to the COB (Brazilian Olympic Committee) and CPB (Brazilian Paralympic Committee).This whole situation caused the athletes to join forces and send out a public message to all fans and supporters of the sport. A joint letter, signed by “All handball athletes” was shared last week by Brazil’s most decorated players. It was a letter that reflected the discomfort and desolation of those who wear the “verdeamarela”. The title itself raised concern among the handball community (Mourning handball) both in Brazil and in South America, a region that is also experiencing a moment of uncertainty since the suspension and forced division of the PHF, established by the IHF. But now they have taken it one step further and shared a video on their social media in which they express their wish to see Manoel Luiz de Oliveira reisgn. The reason behind it is the fact that his presence might be an impediment for the return of said sponsors.Last Monday, on radio show Handball de Primera from Argentina, the Fraikin BM Granollers goalkeeper César ‘Bombom’ de Almeida expressed his concern: “We are very worried as players and as people who want handball to grow, not only in Brazil but also in South America. We’ll do whatever is in our hands, we’ll attend to the national team without sponsors, without anything, and we’ll suffer just like we did 10 years ago. But we lose a lot (with this withdrawal from Banco do Brasil) because, for example everything that Jordi (Ribera, former coach of the national team) has set up, the handball camps, they depended a lot on that money, and I am a witness, because this generation came up from this camps. Also the Brazilian league depends a lot on this budget. All of us who are playing in Europe we are really concerned for the situation in Brazil, because despite the fact that we’re here, competing with the best, we know people in our country will suffer a lot and we don’t want that to happen”.This noon Arenhart spoke with Handball de Primera and confirmed that the request for resignment was nothing personal against Manoel Luiz de Oliveira, but rather a request that was aimed to regain trust from the sponsors, as his image was severely damaged due to all the accusations he’s facing. “It’s nothing against him, but he’s the face of our confederation and his image is bringing us lots of problems, so we understand that it’s time for him to resign because all of this, along with the political situation is pushing away all the sponsors. We are trying to bring the sponsors back and we’ve been told that the only way for that to happen is if he leaves the confederation”.In concordance with what Cesar Almeida had expressed last week, Arenhart confirmed: “We’re (all of the referents) all in our thirties, so we’re really concerned about the future. What will happen with us, we don’t know, we don’t know if what we’re doing will be good for us and we don’t know how the confederation will react, but this fight is for the younger generations, for the ones who love this sport, and we understand that it is our duty, because we are the more experienced players in the national team and we must do this for the generations to come”.Brazil’s appearence in the South American Games has been confirmed, however, the participation in the Senior Men’s Pan American Championship, Youth Women’s World Championship, Junior Women’s World Championsip and the Beach Handball World Championship for both men and women might be at risk. Brazilian handball has been navigating turbulent waters for a while now. And while this statement is not directly related to the performance of its national teams, it is an aspect that will certainly be affected in the times to come, unless a real and quick solution comes to the rescue. Nearly two weeks ago, the Brazilian Handball Confederation (CBHb) received the news that its main sponsor, Banco do Brasil, would not renew their agreement which ends in May; this translates to a loss of 75% of its fundings.Now the athletes are requesting an immediate change and have publicly claimed for the president’s resignation in order to try and regain the sponsor’s trust and recover the image of the confederation. In a video shared today by Brazil’s top athletes, they are requesting new practices and more transparency from the confederation’s leadership. In representation of all handball athletes from both indoor and beach handball, Thiagus Petrus, Bárbara Arenhart, Bruno Oliveira, Eduarda Amorim, Felipe Borges, Gil Pires and Patricia Scheppa appear with a clear message. “A firm change is made step by step, but with the strenght of many. We, the athletes, are together for the good of handball. For a new management with new practices and transparency. #RenunciaManoel.” Bárbara ArenhartBeach handballbrazilCBHbCesar Almeida ← Previous Story 21st TROPHY: RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko win Slovenia Cup! Next Story → Alex Dujshebaev to miss second match in Paris? read more

The 9 at 9 Tuesday

first_img Share Tweet Email Tuesday 18 Apr 2017, 7:55 AM Short URL Apr 18th 2017, 7:55 AM Image: Shutterstock/SGM No Comments EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #NORTHERN TENSION: North Korea has threatened to carry out weekly missile tests as US Vice-President Mike Pence visits Japan.2. #CONGRATS: US President Donald Trump has called Turkish President Erdogan to congratulate him on a referendum win that strengthened his own power.3. #GENERICS: The cost of sending kids to school is to drop, with the Department of Education set to tell schools to make cheaper books, uniforms and supplies available.4. #VISA TROUBLE: A visa used by Irish workers in Australia is to be scrapped, the government there has announced.5. #HOMELESS: A couple due to be made homeless as their landlord is selling their home have spoken about their plight.6. #KINAHANS: The head of the Criminal Assets Bureau, Chief Superintendent Pat Clavin, has told today’s Irish Examiner that a money laundering file on members of the Kinahan gang has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.7. #WELFARE CHEATS: A new campaign is being launched to encourage members of the public to blow the whistle on welfare fraud.8. #CHILDREN’S COURT: spent two days in the Children’s Court last week. Here are some of the reports.9. #FACEBOOK: The search for an American man who killed a grandfather live on Facebook is ongoing, with authorities saying Steve Stephens could be anywhere. Image: Shutterstock/SGM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Paul Hosford The 9 at 9: Tuesday Here’s everything you need to know as we start Tuesday. 10,496 Views last_img read more

Bahamas Children Choir to perform in Grand Turk tomorrow

first_img Stileet, DMAC & many more to perform for GB Independence Recommended for you Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Independence Festival coming to Taino Beach Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Jul 2015 – The 70 member Bahamas National Children’s Choir will perform in Grand Turk tomorrow as a part of their summer trek through the Caribbean by cruise liner. The group, in celebrating 42 years of Bahamian independence and their own 25th anniversary as a group will give a show at the Grand Turk Cruise Center at 10am and Salem Baptist Church, also in the capital at noon. Among the other stops for the choir is Aruba and the Dominican Republic. Related Items:bahamas independence, Bahamas National Children’s Choir, grand turk, performlast_img read more

CES Responds To House Fire Off Huntington Drive

first_imgAccording to Grimes none of the occupants of the home were injured in the fire, and CES crews rescued the pets on scene.  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Central Emergency Services along with mutual aid from the Kenai Fire Department and Alaska State Troopers responded to a house fire off of Huntington Drive in Soldotna. This is a developing story- as of 4:30 p.m. crews were still on scene. Traffic on Huntington was blocked in both directions. CES Chief Dan Grimes: “We got called at 3:08 p.m., to report of a structure fire here off of Huntingdon. When we arrived we found heavy fire on the alpha side of the building, and coming from the roof. We went to work and made an aggressive interior attack starting putting the fire out.” CES responded with an engine, three medic units, and a mutual aid engine from Kenai. A total of 19 CES personal were on scene with two chiefs and a training officer.last_img read more

St Thomas To Hold Annual Craft Fair On November 17

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — St. Thomas (126 Middlesex Avenue) is holding its Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 10am to 3pm.The fair will feature a variety of crafters and vendors, plus a children’s game table, bake table, and a HUGE raffle table. Raffle prizes include a 50″ flat screen TV, Fitbit, and wine baskets.Coffee, donuts and lunch will be served.(NOTE: The above announcement was submitted by Kathy Catanzano.)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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSt. Thomas Women’s Club To Hold Craft Fair On November 18In “Community”SAVE THE DATE: Feztival of Trees Coming To Shriners Auditorium On November 22-24In “Community”Details On EIGHT Holiday Fairs Happening In WilmingtonIn “Community”last_img read more

Im alive to finish unfinished jobs of my father Hasina

first_imgAwami League president and the eldest daughter of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman speaks at a blood donation programme on the premises of Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi Road No 32 in the capital on Wednesday. Photo: Focus BanglaReiterating that she never cares about death, Bangladesh Awami League (AL) president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said she is alive to finish the unfinished jobs of her father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reports UNB.”I faced several blows in the past. Maybe there’ll be more but I don’t care… I never care about death. I’m alive to finish the unfinished jobs of my father, bring smile to the faces of country’s people, change their fate and give the country a dignified position in the world arena,” said Hasina.Sheikh Hasina, the eldest daughter of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, said this while inaugurating a blood donation programme organised by Bangladesh Krishak League on the premises of Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi Road No 32.Hasina said the debt of Bangabandhu’s blood could be paid through building the country as ‘Golden Bangladesh’ as he had dreamt. “We’ve to pay his blood debt…we’ll be able to pay his debt of blood by building the country as Golden Bangladesh. InshaAllah, we’ll be able to do that; I have that belief,” she said.She said the country has already made a good progress in its journey towards its goal of being ‘Golden Bangladesh’. “We’ll advance the country further.”Sheikh Hasina, also the chief of ruling Awami League, sought cooperation of people in maintaining the pace of development that the country attained in the last nine and a half years.”We want you to pray for us… the pace of development we’ve attained must not be stopped. We can fulfill Father of the Nation’s dream of ‘Golden Bangladesh’ through maintaining the pace of progress,” she said.The prime minister firmly said she can say that Bangladesh now got a dignified position in the world and the country is now a developing one. “Surely, the souls of my father, mother and millions of martyrs will get peace,” she added.Recalling the horrible memories of 15 August 1975, she said the defeated force of 1971 and freedom fighters by chance who never contain the spirit of the Liberation War were the mastermind of this massacre. “The defeated force took their revenge through killing the Father of the Nation,” she said.Sheikh Hasina mentioned that the killers thought that the existence of Bangladesh would be vanished with the killing the father of the nation.She said the government has been able to put the killers of Bangabandhu under trial and implement the court verdict. “Still, there’re some killers hiding in various countries. We’re trying to bring them home,” she said.Hasina alleged that the self-claimed and convicted killers mentioned that they had communication with Ziaur Rahman and they had informed him about the killing. “Zia told them to go ahead, and said if they become successful he is with them,” she said.She said Ziaur Rahman awarded the killers by appointing them in different missions. “Why did he give them award? He was fully involved in the killing. That’s why he gave them award,” she said.Sheikh Hasina also said the consequence of Ziaur Rahman was inevitable for him. “My sorrow is that I couldn’t put him under trial. He passed away before that,” she added.last_img read more

Richardson denies being asked to leave advisory panel

first_imgBill RichardsonVeteran US diplomat Bill Richardson denied he was asked by Myanmar’s government to step down from an international advisory board on the Rohingya crisis, his spokesman said on Friday.A statement issued by the office of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi late on Thursday had accused Richardson of pursuing “his own agenda” and said that the government decided to ask him to quit as his continued participation on the board would not be in the best interests of all concerned.”At no point was the Governor asked to step down, either in person or in writing by any member of the Government of Myanmar or the Chair of the Advisory Board,” Richardson’s spokesman Mickey Bergman told Reuters.”Quite the opposite, their National Security Advisor stopped by the night before to convince the Governor to stay as planned.”Richardson said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday that he was resigning from the board because it was conducting a “whitewash” and accused Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, of lacking “moral leadership”.The departure of Richardson, a former Clinton administration cabinet member, came as the 10-member advisory board was making its first visit to western Rakhine State, from where around 688,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled in recent months.A U.S. official, who spoke on Thursday on condition of anonymity, said the issues raised by Richardson had reinforced concerns about Myanmar’s handling of the Rohingya crisis. Still, the official said, the United States would likely stick to its ”measured” approach of applying limited pressure on Myanmar and avoiding more drastic measures that could destabilize the situation.’CHEERLEADING SQUAD’A separate statement from the nine remaining members of the advisory board on Thursday said they met this week “with open minds” and agreed “to speak with one voice”.”Therefore, any statement about the Advisory Board ‘whitewashing’ or ‘cheerleading’ for anyone lacks complete legitimacy,” the board said.Richardson said in the Reuters interview that he was worried the board would become “a cheerleading squad” for the government.Richardson’s spokesman said the reference to pursuing his own agenda would seem to refer to his addressing with Suu Kyi the issue of two imprisoned Reuters journalists.In his interview with Reuters, Richardson said he got into a furious argument with Suu Kyi at a Monday night dinner when he brought up the case of two Reuters reporters, who were arrested on Dec. 12 on suspicion of violating Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act.Reporters Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, had worked on Reuters coverage of the crisis in Rakhine. They were detained on Dec. 12 after they had been invited to meet police officers over dinner in Yangon.”It’s important to note that he agreed to serve on the Board a month before the Reuters journalists were arrested,” said Richardson’s spokesman Bergman.The armed forces have been accused by Rohingya witnesses and human rights activists of carrying out killings, rapes and arson in Rakhine in a campaign senior officials in the United Nations and United States have described as ethnic cleansing. Myanmar rejects that label and has denied nearly all the allegations.The former New Mexico governor’s foundation, the Richardson Center, has “invested tens of thousands of dollars of its own money” in preparing for his role on the board “and were gearing up for a full year of robust programming for 2018,” Bergman said.Richardson led the first foreign delegation allowed to visit Suu Kyi in 1994 when she was under house arrest, Bergman said, “and helped to get many Myanmar political prisoners out during military rule, some are currently serving in her government.”It is heartbreaking to see her indulging in similar practices, now that she is in power,” Bergman added.REPATRIATION CAMPSFormer South African Defence Minister Roelof Petrus Meyer, one of the four remaining international members of the board, said on Thursday Richardson’s departure was “really unfortunate”.After touring temporary repatriation camps set up by Myanmar, Meyer said he thought the country was ready to take back the Rohingya refugees under an agreement with Bangladesh, where they are currently sheltering.”The security will be provided…the subject is so internationally covered so I don’t think (Rohingya) people should be scared,” he said.The Advisory Board for the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State was set up by Myanmar last year, to advise on enacting the findings of an earlier commission headed by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.Thursday’s statement from Suu Kyi’s office said the government was committed to “implementing the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State to the fullest extent possible and in the shortest timeframe, in accordance with the situation on the ground”.last_img read more

Creating opportunities for underprivileged women

first_imgWomen have come a long way after battling against all odds but still there are women, who are yet to take their first step. Le Meridien, in association with Joining Hands (a non-profit organisation), has come up with a new initiative that will train underprivileged women from economically weaker sections in the national Capital, to become a part of hospitality sector. The women will be trained in various sections within the hospitality sector, which would enhance their chance of acquiring jobs for a better livelihood.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The training will take place for six months where 25 women will learn the intricacies of different departments under the operational section of the hospitality sector. The sole aim is to help them transform into confident women, who can face all the challenges of life.Nidhi Bhasin, trustee of Joining Hands said: “We are very excited about this initiative- the hospitality industry offers huge opportunities for employment. The sector is manpower intensive and people also good exposure to health, hygiene and general grooming. The women participating in this initiative will inspire other women in their communities and will be drivers of change towards cleaner and healthier communities.” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixShe added that these women will take back home the lessons taught in this profession and it will instill confidence in them to achieve their goals. Meneka Gandhi, Union minister for Women and Child Development was present at the launch and she emphasised on the need for encouragement.  She said: “The craftsmen of this country carry legacy of unique artworks that are very well known but they don’t know how to adapt to change. This is where we have to step in to help them improve their livelihood.” The course has been designed in such a manner that it will provide a hands-on experience to the women. The students will work in the hotel for experience and be later employed if they’re good at it. For others there will be a placement drive, which will give them opportunities to work in other hotels. When Millennium Post asked about the fee structure, Nidhi Bhasin said: “We’re charging a nominal fee of Rs 300 per month so that the women, who’ve joined the course, do not take this lightly.”Some of the students were present at the launch and they happily spoke about it. “I am excited about this course. Till now we have learnt the basics as the course started in January. We are being taught the basics of English language as well such as the usage of ‘has’ and ‘have,” said Samikhsha, a student of the pilot batch.Talking more about the potential that this sector has, Meena Bhatia, vice president, Marketing and Operations, Le Meridien New Delhi said: “There is a growing need to include women in the organised sector and the hospitality industry offers great opportunities for women to join the work force. In my experience, women do exceedingly well in the key areas of housekeeping, food and beverage service, food and beverage production and the front office.last_img read more

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first_img News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more St. Mary’s Healthcare System is a 199-bed hospital in Athens, Ga., and has been a trusted presence in the community since 1938. Our radiology picture archiving and communication system (PACS) was installed about nine years ago and on average, we perform 100,000 radiology studies a year. That system has served the radiology department at St. Mary’s very well.The hospital also does about 10,000 cardiac studies a year, and until recently that side of operations was — in a word — archaic. However, today our cardiovascular imaging is state-of-the-art. We installed a new cardiac PACS, and there was an immediate difference in our patient care. The system quickly paid real dividends. Our cardiologists now can look at images much more quickly, provide more effective diagnoses and can spend more time on actual patient care. We also are able to release patients from the hospital sooner.Previous System Had LimitationsBefore that, as late as 2009, the cardiologists and vascular surgeons at St. Mary’s relied on VHS cassettes or printed pictures to look at images, and they did not have the ability to access patients’ records quickly. We used Philips Xcelera for some cardio imaging, but it basically was used just as a viewer.Our cardiologists wanted more functionalities. But in order to get velocities or other measurements, we would have had to purchase additional features. Also, all of the patient information was located in just one place and was largely unavailable without a specific trip to the lab.  Further challenges arose from the tech worksheets — they had to be filled out manually for each patient, which required the additional effort of matching the specific report with the specific image on videotape. The paperwork piled up quickly. Furthermore, each cardiologist had his or her own style for dictating reports, so there was no uniformity. Finally, the increasing amount of paper archives created storage and management problems. The likelihood of misfiled or misplaced reports was growing.  For vascular ultrasound, turnaround times were another issue. It was very difficult for our surgeons to maintain workflow at their office and then make a special trip to our lab to read studies and get everything transcribed. The transcriptions alone were taking a day or two to be completed. Our turnaround times for issuing reports could take up to seven days.  Finally, in 2010, our chief cardiologist decided it was time to implement a new PACS for the management of our cardiovascular images. We looked into upgrading our existing system, but found that it would be more cost-effective to start anew. In 2010, we purchased the Merge Cardio PACS.The implementation of the cardio PACS was easy, and the cardiologists took to it right away. There was a small learning curve. But we had an early advocate onsite for this new technology, so the other cardiologists followed and spent the short amount of time required to become familiar with the product. Now they love it, and we already are seeing a big difference in terms of increased efficiencies.With the system in place, our surgeons have the ability to view images and produce reports electronically in their own offices; they no longer have to go to the cath lab or watch a video tape. They also can discuss a patient’s case with another physician, who can pull up a specific image from his or her desktop or laptop and discuss that case in real-time.Another benefit for the physicians is the ability to create an electronic report from the PACS. When a physician creates and signs a report, it also is interfaced to our radiology information system (RIS) within 20 seconds. This completely bypasses the previous problem we had with lengthy transcription times. All of our reports are now digital and standardized. We can marry reports to images and keep them in one place, which has solved many of our filing and storage issues.  Access to important images also has become easier. Once the images are in our electronic medical record (EMR), everyone can see them; there is no need to burn images onto a CD. This is important in case a patient ever needs to change his or her doctor. A new cardiologist won’t have to spend time in a lab hunting down images and reports. Also, when a patient goes to the cardiologist for a follow-up visit, the cardiologist can pull up the images quickly, instead of relying on memory.The most dramatic difference, however, has been in the turnaround times for reports and studies. In the past, these reports took five to seven days to complete. Now we are down to less than 24 hours for most vascular studies and 24 to 48 hours for echoes. All these time efficiencies lead to better care, as they decrease the time our patients need to spend in the hospital.Tips for a Smooth TransitionBased on our experience at St. Mary’s Healthcare System, following is my advice to decisionmakers who may consider implementing this type of system:  • Get your technologists on board. Sit down with them and discuss how workflow is going to change before you go live. There is a real learning curve for them, and any pre-implementation period needs to take that into account.• Be detailed in your preparation. Spend as much time as possible during the pre-implementation period gathering information to provide to your vendor. Make the reports as detailed as possible so that any changes needed after the system goes live are few and minor.  • Involve all your constituents. It’s important to get everyone within the health system to think about how life will be different with a new system. Involve them from the get-go.At St. Mary’s, we are committed to improving clinical performance. With our new cardio PACS, we ensure that we remain responsive to change across the healthcare continuum, which leads to better patient outcomes.Brian Duncan is manager of radiology services and PACS administrator at St. Mary’s Health System. 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first_imgdriveDriveAwayFrancePeugeot DriveAway Holidays has been part of the worldwide tour operator push to put France back on travellers’ agendas, following a downturn in visitors on the back of a run of terror-related incidents.No longer deterred, 2018 has already seen a rise in the number of Aussies including France on their itineraries and DriveAway’s Managing Director, Chris Hamill, says the turnaround is buoyed by great airfares on offer, and the time-honoured and irresistible lure of the destination – from Paris to other cities and across regional France.The DriveAway team recently hosted Mr Christophe Spitalier, Marketing Manager and representative from Peugeot Open Europe in Paris. DriveAway has been working in a strong partnership with the Peugeot Europe brand since 1992 and once again in 2017 lead the brand to the #1 position in Australia in terms of market share and volume. “We were delighted to have Christophe visit the Australian market and experience not only our operation, but that of some of our key distribution partners. We have enjoyed a long partnership with Peugeot and look forward to many successful years ahead,” says Hamill.DriveAway’s Peugeot Leasing Earlybird special is on sale until Friday, 23 March for collections through to 31 December 2018. IMAGE:Christophe Spitalier & FCTG Team Leader Josh Burgess in Sydneylast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires After that, Peterson needed to get ready for his pitch. He’s only got one shot to get it right, so some pre-game practice was in order. But instead of warming up with a baseball, the Cardinals star took a football and played catch with D-backs pitcher Archie Bradley. The D-backs pitcher was not exactly out of his element, though, as he was a star quarterback back in high school who had options to play football at the collegiate level.Warming up for tonight’s ceremonial first throw? @RealPeterson21 @ArchieBradley7— #VoteDbacks (@Dbacks) May 13, 2015 The Cardinals cornerback zipped the pitch in to Bradley, who played catcher for the play. The throw was a little high, but Peterson got some mustard on it.Apparently, Peterson couldn’t depart the field without first getting a signed ball by Bradley, a star pitcher in the making.And of course #Cardinals @RealPeterson21 had to get the baseball signed by #Dbacks @ArchieBradley7— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) May 13, 2015 Monday night, Arizona Cardinals rookie D.J. Humphries threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Diamondbacks hosted the Washington Nationals.Tuesday, it was Patrick Peterson’s turn. The four-time Pro Bowler did not limit himself to pitching, though. He took batting practice with the D-backs, and didn’t look half bad in the process.“I needed a round of warmups first, but once I got it going I felt pretty comfortable in the batting cage and started hitting some — not any homers — but started hitting some balls that I could keep in play and hopefully get to second base on,” he said. Comments   Share   Peterson said he played some baseball when he was younger, but obviously did not stick with the sport. This wasn’t the first time he took batting practice with the team, though, as he did so a couple of years ago with teammate Larry Fitzgerald. He liked this year’s effort better because, unlike last time, he knew what to expect.You can go ahead and judge for yourself: Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The defensive back also refueled from batting practice by taking in a few carbs.At long last, @RealPeterson21 finally meets the #ChurroDog: “Don’t show this to Coach.”— #VoteDbacks (@Dbacks) May 13, 2015 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Let’s take a look at the fruit of all that preparation:A busy day at Chase Field ends for #Cardinals @RealPeterson21 by throwing out the #Dbacks ceremonial first pitch— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) May 13, 2015 – / 13last_img read more

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