London: Veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan scored a half century but New Zealand pacer Matt Henry starred with the ball to bowl Bangladesh out for 244 in 49.2 overs in their World Cup tie at the Kennington Oval on Wednesday. Shakib scored 64 off 68 balls, his innings laced with seven fours, but lacked support from the other end as Bangladesh kept losing wickets. For the Kiwis, Henry (4/47) was the pick of the bowlers with his figures the best in the World Cup so far. For India, leg-spinner Yuvendra Chahal also returned figures of 4/51 against South Africa. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach ArunAfter being put in to bat, Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar were off to a good start, sharing a 45-run stand for the opening wicket before Henry clean-bowled Sarkar (25) just when he was looking good. Iqbal (24) followed suit, skying a super fast Lockie Ferguson bouncer to Trent Boult at midwicket. The experienced pair of Mushfiqur Rahim (19) and Shakib then joined hands for a 50-run partnership for the third wicket before the former ran himself out. Shakib and Mohammed Mithun also looked good with a 41-run stand but Colin de Grandhomme ensured the Kiwis kept taking wickets at regular intervals, sending Shakib back in the hut with a caught behind. Mithun (26) holed out to Grandhomme at fine leg off Henry soon after while Mahmudullah (20) was not in his elements, flapping a Mitchell Santner (1/41) delivery to Williamson at cover. Mohammad Saifuddin then played an important 23-ball 29 run cameo before Henry, bowling the final over, snared two wickets in two balls to bowl them out.
Actor Brijendra Kala, who features in the new season of web series ‘Aam Admi Family’, says he may have acted in several films, but feels he is yet to get his due in Bollywood. Starting from 2003, Brijendra has appeared in films like Jab We Met, Mithya, Agneepath, Paan Singh Tomar, Ankhon Dekhi, PK, Tubelight and Batti Gul Meter Chalu, to name a few. Talking about his career in the entertainment industry, Brijendra said: “Honestly speaking, I do not want to crib about the fact that I have no work because by the grace of God, I am working every single day and that is a big deal for actors like me who is only offered a few scenes in so-called ‘big films’. But that cannot be a factor to satisfy me and go easy.” Also Read – An income drop can harm brain”My desire to do the best role, deliver the best performance is yet to come because the film industry is yet to give my due as a performer,” he further added. After dabbling in theatre for more than 17 years, Brijendra decided to make a move to cinema and he never felt disheartened by doing small character roles in films. He reflected: “By the time I entered the industry, I was married and I had the responsibility to run my kitchen. I did not want to join TV shows because that looks like a job. In TV series, I will live with one character for years and that is not creatively challenging for me.” Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award”So instead of refusing small roles, I decided to take them up and make them my own, so that the audience can notice me as an actor,” he added. The 50-year-old actor currently features on TVF’s Original show ‘Aam Admi Family Season 3’, which began streaming on MX Players from June 14. The story of the five-episode show revolves around a middle-class family, and Brijendra plays Mr. Sharma, a father. Asked if there is any sense of insecurity he faces while playing character roles, the veteran actor narrated an incident. “I was playing an important negative character in the Ranbir Kapoor starrer ‘Besharam’ and I wrote my character in the film alongside director Abhinav Kashyap. After finishing the shoot of 10 days, when I went on set, I was told that I am not in the film any more. I was supposed to shoot for 20 days, but I was thrown away from the film. They gave me a remuneration of 10 days and asked me to leave.” “I really had a high hope with that character and the film, but yes the character was removed from the story. Such things happen with us… Of course, I was disheartened but it did not break my spirit,” added the actor.
Dozens of people from a rural New Brunswick community were set to return home Sunday night as authorities in many parts of Atlantic Canada worked to clean up the aftermath of a deluge that flooded basements, snapped power lines, wreaked what one official estimates to be millions of dollars of damage and stranded a man and his dog on a washed-out road.Much of the East Coast was doused in heavy rains on Saturday amid unseasonably warm temperatures that melted a significant amount of snow in many parts of the region.More than 100 people in the small southern New Brunswick community of Musquash were evacuated from their homes Saturday night due to concerns about the water level at the nearby East Branch dam, according to a spokesperson for the province’s Emergency Measures Organization.Robert Duguay said provincial officials have inspected the dam and did not find signs of damage, and decided to lift the evacuation order at 8 p.m. on Sunday.Some areas of New Brunswick were deluged by more than 100 millimetres of rain since Saturday, causing localized flooding and water levels at the dam to rise to near capacity.Philip Melanson, deputy chief of the Musquash Fire and Rescue Department, said firefighters and RCMP officers began knocking on doors in the community at around 9 p.m. on Saturday, telling people to pack enough belongings for two days.Allie Murchison, disaster management co-ordinator with the Canadian Red Cross, said 87 residents were put up in a hotel in Saint John and the rest stayed with family and friends for the night.Town officials in Sussex advised residents on a few streets to evacuate their homes on Saturday, but Murchison said none of them showed up at a reception centre the Red Cross set up, so volunteers shut it down.The New Brunswick government issued a press release Sunday afternoon asking residents who live near water to keep an eye out for ice movement, and warned drivers that while the downpour may have passed, the roads are still not safe in many areas.Provincial transportation officials rescued a man and his dog Sunday morning after they were washed off the road while travelling in a minivan near Hoyt, according to the release.New Brunswick Power reported that fewer than 1,000 people were affected by outages in the province early Sunday evening, down from nearly 10,000 the day before.Duguay said the utility hoped to restore power for the remaining customers later in the day.Meanwhile, in western Newfoundland, crews were working to repair infrastructure damage caused by heavy winds and severe flooding.Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro said a helicopter spotted a large tree that had knocked out a power line on the Northern Peninsula near Woody Point.The utility said restoration efforts were delayed because washed-out roads made it difficult to reach the trouble spot, so crews had to remove the tree by hand. But by Sunday afternoon power had been restored to the surrounding communities.Four Newfoundland towns declared states of emergency on Saturday, one of which has since lifted the order.Officials in Corner Brook said that although water levels no longer constituted an emergency, residents should continue to stay away from bodies of water.Mayor Jim Parsons said the city has suffered millions of dollars of damages, including a flood at the local public works depot, which has hampered repair efforts.There have been several reports of homes with flooded basements, said Parsons, and the back wall of a local business was destroyed by a landslide.“We did evacuate a couple people just in case their water levels rose in a couple of areas, but everyone is pretty resilient here, and they roll with the punches,” Parsons said.Humber Arm South, Lark Harbour and York Harbour on Newfoundland’s Bay of Islands were still under states of emergency on Sunday evening as crews worked on repairs.Newfoundland and Labrador’s Municipal Affairs department said on Sunday boil water advisories for communities affected by flooding on the province’s west coast will remain in place until the situation returns to normal.
TORONTO, March 29, 2018 – Bell Media announced today it has entered into an agreement for its Bell Media Studios division to acquire a majority stake in Pinewood Toronto Studios, in partnership with Comweb Studio Holdings, Castlepoint, and the City of Toronto. Pinewood Toronto Studios is one of the largest purpose-built production studios in Canada and the preferred choice for domestic and international producers of film and TV content in Toronto.As a part of the transaction, Bell Media Studios Inc. will acquire a majority stake in the 33.5 acre (13.5 hectares) facility in Toronto’s Port Lands. The complex includes 11 purpose-built stages, including one of the largest sound stages in North America at 46,000 square foot (4,274 square metres), offices that can house multiple productions at a time, teaching facilities, and a variety of support services for a growing roster of domestic and international film and television clients.Recent productions filming at Pinewood Toronto Studios include STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, Molly’s Game, Room, Suicide Squad, Spotlight, IT, Downsizing, Crimson Peak, and THE EXPANSE. It has previously been home to Bell Media original productions including ORPHAN BLACK, THE LISTENER, and KILLJOYS, LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Nanci MacLean, Vice-President and Head of Bell Media Studios, will oversee operations at Pinewood Toronto Studios.Pinewood Toronto Studios was represented by Deloitte Corporate Finance Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Quotes:“The investment that Bell Media is making in Pinewood Toronto Studios and its expansion is significant and is proof of Bell Media’s commitment to our city and of its role as a world-class content creator,” said Toronto Mayor John Tory. “Toronto is home to industry-leading talent in the television and film production industry and as a city we are committed to supporting the growth of that industry at all levels and aspects of that production.”“Our partnership to purchase Pinewood Toronto Studios reinforces Bell Media’s role as Canada’s leading content creation company,” said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. “We’re excited about the synergies that Pinewood Toronto can offer and the role it will play in generating new revenue streams in an open-shop basis.”“One of the most important things that creative communities need is space where they can take risks, pursue their creative visions, and create outstanding work,” said Alfredo Romano, President, Castlepoint Numa, and Director Pinewood Studios. “We see the enormous positive impact of television and film productions on our city every day and we look forward to continuing our city-building initiatives with Bell Media.”“The addition of Pinewood Toronto Studios to our portfolio offers us an exciting new advantage in meeting the rising demand for original content across all media platforms,” said Bell Media Studio’s Nanci MacLean. “One of our first actions will be to add a further 170,000 square feet (51,793 square metres) of sound stages and support space, maintaining Pinewood Toronto Studios as a best-in-class film and TV studio.““Our Toronto studios are a film and television success story,” said Paul Bronfman, Chairman of Pinewood Toronto Studios. “We look forward to working with Randy and the Bell Media team to produce more high-calibre and innovative programming right here in Toronto and I’m sure that the ongoing sales and marketing support from Pinewood UK will continue to be a significant advantage for our business.”“We welcome Bell Media to the Port Lands,” said Bill Bryck, a Director of Pinewood Toronto. “We’re looking forward to working with this collaborative partner – a proven international content creator – as they continue supporting our industry here in Toronto.”About Pinewood Toronto StudiosPinewood Toronto Studios is the destination facility for domestic and international film and TV producers shooting in Toronto. The contemporary 330,000 square foot (29,600 square metres) purpose-built production lot is located on a 33.5-acre (13.5 hectares) site, minutes from downtown Toronto. Its eleven stages, including one of North America’s largest purpose-built sound stages – the 46,000 sq. ft. (4,274 square metres) Mega Stage – are soundproofed, clear-span and equipped with power and supporting infrastructure to accommodate productions of all sizes and budgets.About Bell MediaBell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home with a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its CraveTV and GO video streaming services; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’slargest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitter
SOFIA, Bulgaria — Bulgaria is gearing up for the revival of a gas pipeline project that would pump Russian gas through its territory to Central Europe.Parliament on Friday approved a new national energy strategy that includes plans for the construction of a new gas pipeline that could be linked to Gazprom’s TurkStream project. Its two pipelines are designed to carry 15.7 billion cubic meters of Russian gas across the Black Sea.Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said Bulgaria’s state-owned Bulgartransgaz is ready to build a new 484-kilometre (302-mile) gas link that would carry Russian gas to Europe at a total cost of 2.8 billion leva ($1.6 billion).In 2014, Moscow was forced by EU competition rules to scrap its South Stream project, and Bulgaria halted construction work on its territory.The Associated Press
Rabat – Moroccan singer, songwriter and compositor Nouamane Lahlou announced live on one of the radio programs his readiness to sell his Oudh in an auction and donate the amount it will generate to the victims of the floods that recently struck a number of regions in southern Morocco.In a philanthropic initiative, the Moroccan singer announced live through Asswat radio that he is willing to assume responsibility of the school expenses of two poor students throughout his life.“I have two announcements to make: First, I will provide for the school expenses of two students as long as I am live. Second, I will put in the auction my Oudh, most precious instrument to me that I made in Egypt with my signature,” Lahlou said in a video. Born in 1965 in Fez, Nouamane Lahlou has made a number of emblematic songs that glorify the beauty of Morocco and its historical cities.
United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (second left) meets with John Kerry (left), Secretary of State of the United States of America, in Geneva. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré He said that Mr. de Mistura also met with the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, Adel al-Jubeir, and underlined the importance of the members of the ISSG assisting with the re-implementation of the cessation of hostilities. Mr. de Mistura is scheduled to travel to Moscow tonight where he will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, added the UN Spokesperson. “The Secretary-General is profoundly concerned about the dangerous escalation of fighting in and around Aleppo and the intolerable suffering, counted in mounting deaths and destruction, it is causing among civilians,” UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said in a statement. Noting the temporary re-launch of a cessation of hostilities in Damascus and Lattakiya governorates, the UN chief stressed the need to expand these arrangements to other parts of Syria, with a special urgency for Aleppo.Mr. Ban, according to the spokesman, also reiterated his call on all concerned regional and international actors, in particular, Russia and the United States, co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), which is supporting the current UN-mediated intra-Syrian talks, to redouble their efforts to help the warring parties put the truce back on track. The ISSG, which along with Russia and the US, is comprised of the United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and 16 countries, has been seeking a path forward to end the Syrian crisis for the past several months.The cessation of hostilities has not only alleviated the plight of some of the Syrian people, but it is also vital to the overall process set up and sustained in Geneva by the ISSG, including the political transition process under the leadership of Staffan de Mistura, the UN Special Envoy for Syria.“The collapse of the cessation of hostilities will only bring more violence, death and destruction while further weakening efforts to find a negotiated solution to this brutal war,” the statement said.In related news, at the daily press briefing at UN headquarters in new York, Mr. Dujarric noted that Mr. de Mistura has met with the US Secretary of State John Kerry in Geneva to talk about the current situation on the ground and the need to bolster support for the cessation of hostilities.
A celebrity interior designer is being sued by a former client who claims she neglected her project to focus on renovating the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Frogmore Cottage. Vicky Charles, who has worked with a host of A-List celebrities and is known for her designs at Soho House, has been named in New York court documents brought by Andrea Olshan, who claims she hired her to work on two American homes. Instead of completing the work in good time, the legal papers say, Ms Charles and her team offered “limited attention” before they “walked off the job, never fully engaged with the projects, and never helped Ms. Olshan to create a vision resonat[ing] with [her] needs and lifestyle”.The lawsuit states: “Ms. Charles, by all appearances, began to separate herself from the project, upon information and belief, to work for more ‘A-List’ clients such as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who are reported to have hired Ms. Charles to renovate their Frogmore Cottage in anticipation of the birth of their first child, baby Archie Harrison, in mid-2019.”Ms Charles’s previous clients are reported to include George and Amal Clooney and the Beckhams. Earlier this year, she was named as the interior designer overseeing the renovations of Frogmore Cottage as the Duke and Duchess moved in in time for the birth of Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. The Duke and Duchess are not expected to have any further involvement in the legal dispute. The publication of legal papers from the Supreme Court of the State of New York coincidentally follows the Duchess’s trip to New York this weekend, in which she attended the US Open final to support her friend Serena Williams. She is also reported to have attended a public yoga class in Greenwich Village, garnering “knowing smiles” from around 60 participants, according to a source in People magazine. The restructure of the cottage cost the public £2.4m, with any upgraded fixtures and fittings paid for privately. The court case, which is intended to recover $239,000 in fees and costs relating to properties owned by Ms Olshan in East Hampton and New York, states that Ms Charles was “entirely apologetic” about a “lack of progress” in a meeting around July 2019. The plaintiff’s lawyers claimed she “acknowledged that she had been utterly disengaged” and had “chalked it up to her business overseas”. A spokesman for Charles & co said the company does not discuss any of their clients and as such was unable to comment on the case. The company’s website says: “Vicky works directly with every client – whether they have a strong vision of what they would like to achieve or look to her to create a vision that resonates with their needs and lifestyle.” Her make-up artist Daniel Martin posted further details of the trip on Instagram, uploading a picture of birthday cupcakes and telling 133,000 followers: “Meg, love you friend for surprising me on my special day.” Vicky Charles, the designerCredit:Stephen Kent Johnson The Duchess travelled without her husband and baby son on a commercial flight, returning to the UK after the tennis match.Images of the trip, in which she was cheered by tennis fans after being filmed waving on the stadium’s big screen, emerged on the same day as the Queen, Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were photographed in Scotland on the Royal Family’s traditional summer retreat. The senior members of the family attended the Highland Games and the weekly Sunday church service at Balmoral. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have declined to visit Balmoral this year, with sources variously citing their busy schedules and their son being too young. The Duchess of Sussex at the US OpenCredit:AFP Andrea OlshanCredit:Patrick McMullan
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 9, 2017 – Providenciales – Police will this week charge a 28 year old man who beat and used a gun to three different drivers to steal their cash and cell phones. After being given a ride on three different occasions, either due to the kindness of strangers or because he was targeting illegal jitneys who will stop to pick up anyone willing to pay the fare; the man on April 1st, April 17th and then again on April 19th got into these cars, each time with alleged accomplices and allegedly committed armed robbery.In the first case, the driver was held at gun point in the down town area after picking up two men on Leeward Highway – his cell phone was stolen. In the second instance, the driver picked up three men on Leeward Highway, those men reportedly beat the driver in the vehicle and took a large sum of cash and a cell phone. In the third instance, the driver was held by the throat, searched and robbed of cash and cell phone after picking up two men in the Lower Bight.The 28 year old man will formally face three counts of robbery in court.#MagneticMediaNews#robberyofdriversinprovo#28yearoldchargedinrobberyofprovodrivers Related Items:#28yearoldchargedinrobberyofprovodrivers, #magneticmedianews, #robberyofdriversinprovo
MONROE COUNTY, Penn. (WSVN) — A hibernating black bear and her cubs have become internet sensations after a livestream went viral.The bears made their winter home underneath a porch in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.The homeowners discovered them in the fall and allowed wildlife officials to set up a live camera.To watch the livestream, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
WILMINGTON, MA — At last month’s 19th Middlesex State Representative debate, candidates were asked about their thoughts on illegal immigration and sanctuary cities.“I have always been a bold voice on saying NO to becoming a sanctuary state or sanctuary city,” said Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury). “You may hear my opponents say they’re against it, but I am the only candidate that has come out and said I’ll vote NO.”“This district feels the effect of sanctuary cities because of Lawrence. Our Tewksbury Police has arrested multiple people here illegally trafficking heroin and fentanyl,” added Prinzivalli. “We really need to work together and put a stop to it. The Democratic party is the one pushing to make Massachusetts become a sanctuary state. I don’t think we need another Democrat in the House…”“Back during the primary, this question was asked… Right off the bat, I said NO. I’m 100% against becoming a sanctuary state,” said Dave Robertson (D-Tewksbury). “I even went further and brought attention to the fact that there’s discussion of state IDs or licenses for folks here violating our national sovereignty by sneaking across the border. I went even further than that as I was the only one who brought up that, sometimes, people were discussing having [illegal immigrants] vote in local elections. I believe that’s very dangerous.”“These folks have skirted the system. They’ve under-minded people who have spent tens of thousands of dollars, and spent sometimes decades working through the legal system,” added Robertson. “I’ve helped green card holders who pay taxes and live among us legally go through the system and have seen went illegal immigration does to undercut them…. It brings crime in. It’s how the guns flow south and the drugs flow north. I will never be for sanctuary states, cities, or helping those here illegally.”“I’m not for sanctuary cities,” said Patricia Meuse (I-Tewksbury). “Illegal immigration is a hot topic. People feel you’re not compassionate or loving enough to these people, but we’re a place bound by laws. This is how we live, by laws. You need to obey them. And if you don’t obey them, then there’s consequences. If people are here on a green card and need help, then we’ll find them that help. But if you come here illegally, let ICE do its job and send them home.”Watch the debate, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below. Fast-foward to 21:50 for the discussion on illegal immigration.—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/b/7/7/6/b/a/b776ba68-25f6-40b8-ba64-296deaed181f1540570938.027%2B45353637.070%40castus4-wilmington%2B15405738551540571121202980.vod.720p.181025_State_Rep_Debate.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/b/7/7/6/b/a/b776ba68-25f6-40b8-ba64-296deaed181f1540570938.027%2B45353637.070%40castus4-wilmington%2B15405738551540571121202980.vod.720p.181025_State_Rep_Debate.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Pledges To Opt Out Of Pension SystemIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Mark Kratman & Dave Robertson Respond To Criticism From Tewksbury Republican Town CommitteeIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Campaign Declares Debate Victory; Knocks Robertson On Dandi-Lyons & Sanctuary StateIn “Government”
Mark GreenThe US government’s aid chief said on Friday he believes in American aid engagement and development work in Myanmar, and the Rohingya crisis is an “impediment” to that work, not a reason to scale back assistance.Mark Green, administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is in Myanmar for a three-day visit that follows a trip to the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, and Rohingya camps in southeast Bangladesh.Some Asian leaders have been wary about US president Donald Trump’s “America First” policy and his commitment to the region, especially after he walked away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact in 2016 in the name of protecting US jobs.”When challenges are there, I don’t believe they get better by America pulling back … I very much believe in what we do,” Green said in Myanmar’s main city of Yangon after meeting government leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the capital, Naypyitaw.Green said he believed in American engagement in Myanmar and the importance of “development tools” and “humanitarian assistance”.”We want to do more. We want to do good things, we want to do big things,” said Green.On Thursday, Green told reporters in Dhaka the United States would provide $44 million in additional aid for the Rohingya and vulnerable populations in Myanmar and Bangladesh.According to UN estimates, nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh from Buddhist-majority Myanmar’s Rakhine State to escape a military crackdown since August, launched in response to Rohingya insurgent attacks.Refugees have told of numerous incidents of murder, rape and arson by Myanmar troops and Buddhist vigilantes, which the United States and United Nations have called “ethnic cleansing”.Myanmar has denied nearly all of the allegations, saying its security forces have been waging a legitimate counter-insurgency operation against Rohingya “terrorists”.”This is a country that I think has tremendous potential. There’s an impediment to that work – and that is the crisis that we’re talking about – but we believe that in the long-term future we can address this impediment,” said Green, referring to the Rohingya crisis.He has called on Myanmar to end violence against the Rohingya and to provide humanitarian workers and media unhindered access in the country.Green and other American officials on the trip also said the return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar should be dignified, voluntary and safe and that their rights and security in Myanmar must be guaranteed.
Share Travis Bubenik/Houston Public MediaA natural gas flare near Orla, Texas in 2018A new study reveals more evidence that oil and gas companies are significantly under-reporting how much natural gas they burn off into the air in Texas.“Flaring” has hit record highs in Texas as companies produce more natural gas than they have the capacity to handle.Booming oil production has led to huge amounts of “associated” gas coming up from wells as a byproduct that’s sometimes worthless to companies. The situation has even led to “negative pricing” for natural gas, where producers pay to have the gas taken off their hands.In a study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment, researchers at Texas A&M University found that flaring volumes captured by federal government satellites were about double what companies reported to Texas regulators between 2012 and 2015. The satellite data came from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.The state data used in the study also included rates of “venting,” where companies release gas straight into the air instead of burning it off, so it’s possible the difference between reported and actual flaring rates is even larger.The finding isn’t exactly a surprise. An analysis earlier this year from the advocacy group Environmental Defense Fund and a 2018 report from S&P Global Market Intelligence both found similar discrepancies.“The big picture is that we know very little about how much natural gas is actually being flared by the oil and gas industry,” said Katherine Willyard, the lead author on the Texas A&M study.Willyard said state rules overlook some parts of the oil and gas process where flaring occurs, which could explain some of the discrepancies.The Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates the state’s oil and gas industry, said in a statement that its rules are meant to “ensure safe, responsible production of our state’s natural resources.”“In compliance with RRC rules, when operators flare they are required to report actual volumes of gas flared – not estimates – on their monthly Production Report form (Form PR),” commission spokesperson Ramona Nye said. “On the forms, operators must include actual, metered volumes at the RRC lease level.”Still, the rules include some exceptions. For example, companies aren’t required to track flaring that happens during the drilling process, before a well is ready to start producing.“A lot of natural gas is being flared before the completion of the drilling, and so that isn’t actually being reported,” Willyard said.Texas regulators have previously dismissed suggestions that their data is inaccurate.According to Willyard, the findings don’t necessarily point to oil and gas companies being bad actors.“It’s more a structural issue and not corporate negligence or any wrongdoing by the companies,” she said. “It’s more related to how the rules and regulations require companies to report venting and flaring.”Flaring is linked to air pollution and climate change, but it also represents lost profit for producers. Some of the world’s largest oil companies have made big promises to reduce flaring rates.Oil giants BP, Shell and Total are among those that have signed onto a “Zero Routine Flaring by 2030” initiative organized by the World Bank. The effort calls for companies to implement “economically viable solutions” to curb oilfield flaring worldwide.Industry boosters have said flaring rates will drop once new pipelines come online in Texas and ease the “bottleneck” that’s preventing natural gas from getting to markets. But critics doubt that will fix the problem entirely.“I don’t disagree that added takeaway capacity is a part of a solution,” said Colin Leyden, a policy advocate with the Environmental Defense Fund. “But I’m skeptical that all the sudden we’re going to see a miracle within the next six months to a year.”Leyden’s group has said state regulators could use NOAA’s data to better monitor flaring, or simply force companies to flare less.“How long is long enough for the industry to solve the problem, I think is a salient question,” Leyden said.
Kolkata: The state Public Works Department (PWD) is hopeful of completing the construction of Majerhat Bridge before Durga Puja in 2020.”I can assure you that Majerhat Bridge will be completed before Durga Puja next year,” said state PWD minister Aroop Biswas at the Street of Joy programme at Nalini Ranjan Avenue in New Alipore on Sunday. Biswas inaugurated the Fun Street event that was initiated by councillor of ward 81 Jui Biswas on Sunday morning. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be mentioned that a Haryana-based company, SP Singla Constructions Pvt Ltd, has been awarded the contract to build a bridge in place of the Majerhat Bridge that had caved in on September 4, 2018. The company has one year from the date of the start of construction to complete the project. Two of the four spans of the damaged bridge situated over the railway tracks of the Sealdah-Budge Budge section have already been dismantled. The remaining two are expected to be pulled down by Tuesday morning with Eastern Railway resorting to a 36 hour power block between 5.05 pm on Sunday to 5.05 am on Tuesday for the dismantling work. Three Up and two Down trains in the Sealdah-Budge Budge-section were cancelled on Sunday, with seven pairs of trains and one pair of Naihati-Budge Budge local short terminating from New Alipore station on Sunday. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseTen pairs of local trains will remain cancelled on Monday and 19 pairs of trains in that section will short terminate at New Alipore station. The ER ran three pairs of passenger specials between 6.00 pm to 10.50 pm on Sunday and will run nine pairs of trains between 6.00 am to 11.00 pm on the Brace Bridge-Budge Budge section. “We want to demolish the old bridge and start work on the new bridge at the earliest,” said a senior official of the PWD department. According to sources in the PWD department, the new four lane cable-stayed bridge will be more than half a kilometre long and 21.2 metre wide. The proposed height will be 7.5 metre, about 2 metre higher than the bridge that existed earlier. It will start at the Burdwan Road-DH Road crossing in the north and end on NR Avenue in the south. Compared to the old one, the width will be 4 metre more and the bridge’s central line will be shifted to the eastern side because of the alignment of the Joka-BBD Bag Metro.
This story appears in the February 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » 2 min read Listen Now Given that the whole raison d’être of mobile technology is doing stuff on the go, it’s no surprise to learn that half of small businesses regularly use smartphones to conduct business, according to a recent study conducted by Decision Analyst. Not only that, but a quarter of entrepreneurs tell the Arlington, Texas, market research firm they now use their smartphone more often than their computer. Whether your smartphone is an old-school BlackBerry device or a new-hotness touchscreen handset running on Google’s Android operating system, Egnyte enables you do even more away from the office. Its m-Drive user interface guarantees secure and ubiquitous remote access to all your business data, requiring no additional software purchase or installation on your phone.Egnyte’s on-demand server offers both Mac and PC users online file storage, file-sharing functionality and automatic backup in one solution–any data stored on the server is now accessible via BlackBerry and Android m-Drive user interfaces optimized for both keypads and touchscreens, giving businesses the tools to navigate folder hierarchies and open and share files.Egnyte introduced m-Drive in late 2008, when the firm launched Egnyte 2.0 for Apple’s iPhone, rolling out a series of file-sharing and document collaboration options, including colleague and client access to designated folders as well as e-mail attachments and version control for multiple-file iterations.A few more mobile innovations like this, and you’ll never have to return to the office again. How Success Happens January 15, 2010 Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible.
4 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. September 1, 2015 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. The word “innovation” and its many derivatives have come to define the state of business today. Every company, regardless of size, the service they provide or the product they produce wants to at least be perceived as being innovative, regardless of the reality. In fact, the word is so over-used that it’s quickly joining the ranks of the now-meaningless buzzword brigade, nestled securely between “cutting edge” and “game changing.”Most companies, particularly startups, are challenged simply by the pressures of our economic climate to innovate or die. It’s enough to drive a budding entrepreneur insane. How can you possibly constantly create the next industry-shaping idea? You see that lightning over there? Here’s a bottle. Best of luck.Related: 5 Ways to Create a More Innovative BusinessHere’s the reality though: innovation is a double-edged sword. Everyone has to be perceived to be constantly innovative to have a chance of standing out from the crowd in today’s crowded technology marketplace. But innovation merely for the sake of it is meaningless, at least to the majority of us. Sure, some of those monster companies out there can dedicate entire divisions to building teleporters and time machines, but for most of us, we’re simply trying to provide valuable products and solutions and make a little money doing it.Also, be wary of getting too good at something. Even if you were to bottle that lightning, all you’ve done is establish an expectation in the marketplace that you’re going to do it again and again. Apple’s stock is taking a hit right now even though its sales numbers remain the envy of every company in the world. Why? Because the company was so innovative for so long that any new release that doesn’t blow everyone’s collective mind is considered a failure.But again, that’s a bit of an extreme example. Let’s talk about how we — the business leaders and entrepreneurs of the world — bring the perceptions and realities of innovation a little closer together. How do we engage in the nebulous activity of “innovation,” while avoiding the second edge of that sword and still meeting the needs of our existing and potential customers?For me, innovation is at its most powerful when it’s born out of a need to help someone. A business, a department, a team, an individual — whoever is having problems out there, let’s bring our minds together and find a new or more efficient way to solve those problems.Related: 5 Hidden Dangers of a Stereotypical Startup CultureInnovation has to remain customer-centric. While the population as a whole is more tech-savvy than it’s ever been, they still don’t move anywhere near as fast as we (the creators of technology and software) do. Not everyone wants to be an early adopter or is looking to constantly disrupt their workflows with the newest app, tool or feature.Instead, think long and hard about what tangible benefits a new feature or technology actually provides to those that you have the privilege to serve or sell to. I don’t want to make better things; I want to make better, happier, more efficient or more productive people. That mindset is what brings the idea of innovation alive for me.So yes, be innovative, but innovate toward the customer, not away from them. Find a new way to solve a common customer complaint, even if that solution itself isn’t the most innovative idea the world has ever seen. Challenge the status quo of areas of your business that you wouldn’t commonly consider innovation hotbeds, be it pricing models, customer support, even internal communication and collaboration processes, but only if it helps your organization better serve your customers.Always be deliberately and meaningfully customer-centric in the choices you make.I’ll close with a paraphrase of Jeff Goldblum’s character in Jurassic Park: When it comes to innovation, don’t get so caught up in whether you can do something that you forget to stop and think about whether you should.Related: We Have Lost Sight of the Real Meaning of Innovation Register Now »
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News | Neuro Imaging | November 22, 2016 Philips to Unveil Suite of Advanced MR-based Software Applications for Assessment of Neurological Disorders at RSNA 2016 Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 19, 2019 Third FDA Clearance Announced for Zebra-Med’s AI Solution for Brain Bleed Alerts Zebra Medical Vision announced it has received its third U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Philips announced the introduction of a suite of magnetic resonance (MR)-based software applications dedicated to neurology, which will debut at the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) 102nd Scientific Meeting and Annual Assembly in Chicago. With these introductions for its Ingenia family of digital MRI systems, Philips is reinforcing its global leadership in Neuro MR software applications, providing radiologists with the necessary tools to resolve complex health questions and explore new territories in neurology.More than one billion people worldwide are affected by neurological disorders, which most commonly include Alzheimer’s, dementia, stroke, traumatic brain injury and multiple sclerosis. According to the World Health Organization, neurological disorders are the leading global burden of disease (economic and health impact), and as an aging population grows, the identification and treatment of these disorders becomes a critical priority in population health management. Advanced diagnostics are a critical part of the treatment protocol for neurological disorders. With its superb 3-D imaging of soft tissue, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can produce a wealth of structural and physiological information of the brain. It has therefore become a standard in neuroimaging, with 65 percent of neurologists leveraging MR technology over alternative methods. However, 70 percent of physicians often face challenges with their existing neuro-diagnostic tools, which lack effective imaging and visualization techniques. Philips’ new suite of neuro-diagnostic applications provides physicians with a comprehensive portfolio of tools designed with the patient in mind, delivering visibility into neurological anatomies and multi-dimensional data to enable diagnostic decision support.”In a society where neurological disorders impact a large population, continued innovation is critical in improving diagnostic clarity and treatment guidance for all neurological patients,” said Eric Jean, general manager of MRI at Philips. “We need to advance a field that has an abundant amount of health information yet to be discovered. Our new suite of decision support solutions will empower radiologists with actionable insights to make fast diagnoses to help improve the patient experience and health outcomes overall, while at the same time reducing cost.”The suite of neuro-diagnostic applications will be available on Philips’ Ingenia family of MRI systems, utilizing Philips’ dStream digital broadband architecture technology to provide high quality images at remarkable speed. Unique features include:Black Blood Imaging – Boosts diagnostic confidence for radiologists by providing a high resolution 3-D brain image with reduction of the blood signal , resulting in higher image quality and giving radiologists deeper insights.4-D-Trance – Provides contrast-free dynamic (4-D) imaging of the brain vascular anatomy. 4-D Trance is a non-contrast technique promoting patient comfort and enabling radiologists to evaluate both the vascular anatomy and blood flow dynamics.MultiBand Sense – Allows simultaneous acquisition of multiple slices in the brain in fMRI exams, enabling accelerated neurofunctional scans at high speed and high resolution. This feature provides radiologists the option to increase coverage or resolution without increasing scan time.The suite of neuro-diagnostic applications will also be seamlessly integrated into the latest version of the Philips IntelliSpace Portal, also planned to make its debut at the RSNA annual meeting in Chicago. With the IntelliSpace Portal, radiologists have access to the latest clinical capabilities covering their advanced visual analysis needs on a single platform to provide a comprehensive overview of the patient for quick detection, confident diagnosis and efficient follow-up. This newest version of Philips IntelliSpace Portal places greater focus on enhanced depth of clinical analysis in neurology, for even the most complex patients.For more information: www.usa.philips.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Related Content News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more News | Stroke | August 16, 2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute…. read more
Comments Share Another 1.5 million Syrians are displaced inside the country, while an additional 1 million are in urgent need of assistance because they have run out of money for food and other essentials, according to U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliassan. A $180 million emergency response plan is only half-funded, he added.Temperatures during the winter months can drop below freezing in northern Syria, and it often rains heavily. Most houses are designed to deal with the scorching summers, but are not well insulated against the cold.Neighboring Turkey has already taken in 80,000 refugees in overflowing camps and for weeks had to temporarily close its borders to new refugees.At the Bab al-Salameh border crossing, more than 5,000 Syrians are camped out in hangars once used by customs officials to inspect trucks _ structures without walls, running water or electricity.“When winter comes, how will I keep them warm?” asked Fatima Abdallah, gesturing worriedly at her tiny newborn twins as she sat on the concrete floor. Turkey has started admitting a few hundred Syrians at a time, but it’s unclear if everyone will be housed in the camps by the time the cold weather sets in.While food supplies seem to be holding steady, the biggest challenge will be staying warm and preparing food. The parts of the country outside government control have to rely on smuggled supplies of gasoline and heating oil, which have already tripled in price. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Top Stories Associated PressTEL RIFAAT, Syria (AP) – The days are still warm across the fertile plains of northern Syria around Aleppo, but night brings a chill _ an ominous harbinger of winter’s approach and the deepening of the already severe humanitarian crisis gripping a country wracked by civil war.Warm temperatures and plentiful food have cushioned the blow somewhat for hundreds of thousands of Syrians displaced from their homes or living in refugee camps across the border. But the arrival of near-freezing temperatures could mean greater suffering and even deaths from exposure, as international aid agencies scramble to cope. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Smugglers drive to government-controlled areas, usually to the east, load up their cars with butane tanks and jerry cans of gasoline and drive them back to the rebel-controlled areas.“There are already shortages of kerosene used to heat homes and there is also a shortage of fuel and cooking gas. And when winter hits, the prices will go up for everything,” said Marixie Mercado of UNICEF, noting that the displaced tend to live in public buildings like schools or stadiums that cannot easily be heated.Many also have taken refuge in construction sites or half-built houses without windows, which will offer little protection against the country’s wet winters.UNICEF is stockpiling supplies, including baby blankets and thermal underwear for children, as well as stoves to heat schools _ assuming the fuel is available.“People are cutting down trees to get wood,” said Abu Mustafa, relying on wood-burning stoves to cook as gas supplies have run out. “We cut off a bunch of dead branches in our orchards and collected them, but the next time we went to our fields to pick them up, someone had stolen them. People are getting desperate.”International agencies are working with local partners, particularly the Syrian Red Crescent to distribute food and supplies around the country, said Ben Parker of the U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Among the first things to go will be the practice of sleeping outside to avoid the artillery and airstrikes that rain down late night death on homes.“Most people sleep in the fields at night, out of fear of the bombardments of the towns,” said Abu Mohammed, who has taken to sleeping in the olive orchards outside Tel Rifaat, a rebel-controlled town north of Aleppo. “In the winter the suffering will only increase.”Like many people in Syria, he asked that his real name not be used for fear of retribution should the government retake his town.At a news conference earlier this month, actress Angelina Jolie, a special envoy for the U.N. Refugee Agency, reported that many of the refugees living in camps along the Turkish border were worried about the approach of cold weather.“It is a very large concern for all of us, and I hope we can all work together to make sure that … nobody freezes to death in this very frightening time,” she said.As the second winter approaches in an 18-month-old conflict that has claimed more than 20,000 lives, fighting has spread to many more parts of the country and people’s resources are dangerously low.Abu Mustafa, Mohammed’s brother, said the family survived last winter on savings, but now the financial situation is much worse. “Last winter, people had money, but now people have nothing because there is no work,” he said. “Most of the work was in Aleppo and most went there for jobs, but now they can’t.”An agricultural breadbasket, northern Syria has food, but not everyone can afford it. In many cases, families are forced to flee to refugee camps on the border not only for fear of fighting but because they have run out of money for food.The length of the conflict is also wearing people down, leaving them even more vulnerable, said Sybella Wilkes of the U.N. Refugee Agency.“The more people are displaced, the longer they are living in difficult situations of hardship, the more stretched their coping skills are,” she said.The U.N. agency is planning a new international appeal to help the refugees on the borders, as well as those still inside the country, including winterizing tents and distributing blankets and warm clothing.“Already … the displaced are suffering from cold in the evening _ this is a real concern,” Wilkes said. She said the number of registered refugees has far exceeded earlier estimates, growing more than 12-fold from about 20,000 in June to 250,000 today. Sponsored Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix The Red Crescent can cross the lines of the conflict, but even then, their efforts have been stymied by the proliferating checkpoints and rising violence.“It will be a bitter winter,” Parker warned.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day