The Latest Michigan panel OKs Great Lakes pipeline tunnel

first_imgTRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Latest on a Michigan panel’s consideration of a proposal to allow construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Michigan (all times local):5:10 p.m.A plan to build an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking Lakes Huron and Michigan has won final approval.One week after it was established, a Michigan panel approved an agreement between outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration and the Canadian pipeline company Enbridge. It calls for drilling the 4-mile (6.4 kilometre) tunnel through bedrock under the Straits of Mackinac.The new pipeline segment will replace twin pipes along the lake bed. They are part of Enbridge’s Line 5. The pipeline carries oil and natural gas liquids between Superior, Wisconsin, and Sarnia, Ontario.The unanimous approval from the three-member Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority accomplishes Snyder’s goal of sealing the deal before leaving office this month. His successor, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, has criticized the tunnel plan.___8:50 a.m.A recently established state panel in Michigan could give final approval to a proposed oil pipeline tunnel beneath a crucial section of the Great Lakes.The Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority is scheduled to meet for the first time Wednesday in St. Ignace.The three-member panel is expected to consider recent agreements between Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration and Enbridge Inc. The Canadian company wants to drill a tunnel through bedrock under the straits area connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.The tunnel would hold a new section of Enbridge’s Line 5, which carries oil and natural gas liquids between Superior, Wisconsin, and Sarnia, Ontario.It would replace a more than 4-mile-long (6.4-kilometre-long) dual segment of pipe that runs along the lakebed.Environmental groups oppose the tunnel and want Line 5 shut down.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Boyzone to perform in Sri Lanka as part of farewell tour

“We all feel that we should now call time on our lives together as Boyzone and go out on a real high,” said the group in a statement, according to the BBC.Formed in 1993, the group had UK number ones with such hits as Words, No Matter What and All That I Need. Irish band Boyzone will be performing live in Sri Lanka in August as part of their farewell tour.The band is scheduled to perform at the CR&FC Grounds on August 16th. “It was a bittersweet experience to hear all our voices together again. It’s the closest the five of us will ever get to being in a room together again making music.” Boyzone have announced they are to split after releasing a “final” album and staging the farewell tour. Yet they also experienced heartbreak when much-loved band member Stephen Gately died in 2009.In advance of their Thank You & Goodnight album, out in November, the band have released a new track called I Can Dream that features his vocals.“We came across a demo that he originally recorded for his solo album in 2002 and we’ve had the opportunity to re-work the song and add our harmonies alongside his lead vocal,” said the band. 444.lk is the official ticketing partner of the event and a sponsor. Organisers said that tickets are selling fast so log into 444.lk and book your tickets soon. The four surviving members – Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Michael “Mikey” Graham and Shane Lynch – will sign off with 13 dates in January and February.“We would love for you to raise the roof one last time as we head out on our farewell UK and Ireland arena tour,” they wrote in a message to their fans. (Colombo Gazette)This story first appeared on Leisure Plus<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> read more

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Security Council president says Mideast crisis will top August agenda

The ongoing crisis in the Middle East is expected to dominate the Security Council’s work this month, said Ambassador Nana Effah-Apenteng of Ghana, which holds the Council presidency for August, but African issues will also receive priority attention.“It is evident that the Mideast crisis, particularly Lebanon, is going to feature prominently on our agenda,” he said, noting that the Council expected to receive Secretary-General’s report on the attack on the Lebanese city of Qana within a week and would “most likely” hold closed-door talks on it.Asked about the need for action on the issue, he said all Council members appreciate the sense of urgency, but cautioned that careful preparation is needed. “The Council on such a crucial issue would be better serving the international community if it acts unanimously and presents a united position and therefore we don’t think that they should take any course of action that would cause more division.”African issues were also expected to play a significant role on the Council agenda. A preliminary briefing on the recent elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is slated for tomorrow, said Ambassador Effah-Apenteng. On the topic of Sudan, discussions would continue on progress in carrying out the Darfur Peace Agreement and other developments.He said it was also important for the Council to monitor the implementation of the road map in Côte d’Ivoire in the hope that elections would go ahead as scheduled for the end of October. Ghana would also chair a ministerial-level open debate on peace consolidation in West Africa on 9 August.In other work, Mr. Effah-Apenteng noted that the mandates of several UN missions were expiring in August, including those in Iraq, Haiti and Timor-Leste. He said all of those mandates would be reviewed and extended. With Kofi Annan’s second and final five-year term as Secretary-General set to expire at the end of this year, the Council president said it had not been decided whether there would be another straw poll on his replacement, but added that if it were to be held, it would probably take place towards the end of the month. read more

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UN environment head calls for better balance between trade and natural resources

Better balance is needed between liberalizing trade and protecting natural resources, the head of the United Nations environment agency has said, warning that such “natural capital” is being exhausted at an alarming rate and calling for “intelligent” globalization that guarantees sustainability for future generations.“Money may make the world go round. But we know what makes a significant amount of that money is natural capital – the goods and services provided by nature. We also know… that a great deal of this capital is being run down,” Achim Steiner, Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) told the World Trade Organization (WTO) yesterday.“It is clear that a better balance is needed that capitalizes on the benefits of trade liberalization with the absolute necessity of maintaining and re-investing in the global natural resource base… what we really need is ‘intelligent’ rather than benevolent globalisation – one that produces sustainable markets through sustainable trade.” He acknowledged that the challenges of making international trade work sustainably for everyone is a key goal of the WTO, as well as for UNEP, while also emphasizing that environmental policy, far from being a brake on trade, is “emerging as a powerful new force generating new kinds of trading opportunities.”Citing various examples of environmental agreements, including the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change, he said that these were expanding the notion of trade as a powerful force for sustainable development, pointing out for example that the Kyoto agreement has triggered new flows of funds from developing to developed countries.“Poverty is not only a challenge to the environment and sustainable development; it is an obstacle to trade. So environmental treaties like Kyoto can, by bringing development and wealth to the poor, create billions of new consumers on continents like Africa, Asia and Latin America who can genuinely participate in the global market place.”Mr. Steiner also highlighted the sustainability and trade aspects of other initiatives, as well as raising the possibility of payments for ecosystem services, noting that some economists argue that the amount of carbon removed from the atmosphere by tropical forests may be worth up to hundreds of billions of dollars per year but the countries whose forests remove this pollution are paid nothing.“So why do we not pay communities in the tropics for maintaining forests and the ecosystem services they provide in terms of carbon removal? Could we extend payment for ecosystem services further or develop flexible trade-related mechanisms – like those developed for Kyoto – further to more sustainably manage other natural resources.” read more

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Lance Stephenson Takes Less to Sign With Hornets After

Lance Stephenson, who blew into LeBron James’ ear during a playoff game, drawing criticism from around the NBA, blew $17 million by signing with the Charlotte Hornets instead of re-signing with the Indiana Pacers.Stephenson apparently considered the Pacers’ five-year, $44 million offer an insult and instead signed on with the Hornets for a deal worth $27 million, according to league sources.The mercurial swingman met with Hornets owner Michael Jordan, general manager Rich Cho, head coach Steve Clifford and associate head coach Patrick Ewing on Tuesday night in Las Vegas. The move ends Stephenson’s productive yet controversial time in Indiana.Stephenson, who led the league in triple-doubles, felt the Pacers’ offer was “low ball.” The Charlotte contract pays him $200,000 more per year, but the overall value is much lower than what Indiana offered him. At the end of the day, he left $17 million in guaranteed money on the table.There is a chance this could end up being a smart move for Stephenson. He will be just 26 when his contract with the Hornets is up in the summer of 2017. With the salary cap set to skyrocket in the wake of the league’s new TV rights deals, Stephenson could be well positioned to cash in if he continues to grow as a player.“Reports throughout the negotiation process with Indiana have often strayed from the truth, but suffice it to say that it was less about the money,” Stephenson’s agent Alberto Ebanks said in a statement. “Lance will miss the city, the team and the mentor who helped transform him into the dynamic player he has become. He looks forward to making a strong contribution and beginning a new chapter with the Charlotte Hornets. … While we tried our best to come to the best possible terms for both sides, there was not sufficient flexibility in the terms of the contract, particularly the length of the contract.”The Pacers were unwilling to offer Stephenson a shorter deal, spanning two or three years, sources said. Indiana was also unwilling to increase its offer.Stephenson, who challenged James in the regular season and fought with teammate Evan Turner in practice, would have signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks for $20 million had the Houston Rockets matched the Mavs’ offer to Chandler Parsons. But the Rockets let Parsons go, opening the way for Jordan and the Hornets.Like many teams, the Hornets, while fans of Stephenson’s play, had concerns about his antics and attitude. But sources say those concerns were alleviated in Tuesday’s face-to-face meeting. read more

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Nessie unmasked Why the Loch Ness monster is such a slippery customer

A giant eel lurking in the depths of Loch Ness may be the creature behind sightings of the fabled monster, scientists have said. The loch contains “surprise” amounts of eel DNA that could explain the enduring legend, according to the first study of its waters. Researchers from New Zealand extracted genetic samples at different depths all over the loch in a bid to establish what lives within. In a blow for Nessie hunters, they found no evidence of reptilian DNA which ruled out the past theories of a Jurassic-era plesiosaur. The findings also failed to support the idea that a large fish, such a sturgeon or a catfish, could be lingering in the depths, or that a wandering Greenland shark may be living…

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Tánaiste Budget cut of €31 billion not necessary to meet deficit targets

first_imghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67A1ZdLYhOsTÁNAISTE EAMON GILMORE has said that a Budget adjustment of €3.1 billion is not necessary in order for the State to reach a deficit to GDP ratio of 5.1 per cent next year.Speaking to the media ahead of a Cabinet meeting in Dublin today, Gilmore said that no figure had yet been agreed but said he has been maintaining since the summer that the Troika-mandated target could be met without taking €3.1 billion out of the economy in spending cuts and tax rises.He said that the final figure cannot be agreed until closer to the Budget on 15 October when more economic information is available.Speaking a short time later, his Labour colleague and Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin acknowledged the difficulties created by an earlier Budget.“Some of the projections we’re doing are less firm than normal because they’re not end of year figures. It’s going to be very difficult,” he said.- with reporting and videos by Nicky RyanBudget 2014: “It’s going to be a difficult budget” – Richard BrutonMore: IBEC president calls for tax rises to be droppedNoonan: VAT rate for restaurants likely to riselast_img read more

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Alerte Météo France orange le verglas toujours présent dans 19 départements du

first_imgAlerte Météo France orange : le verglas toujours présent dans 19 départements du NordVendredi, Météo France a prolongé son alerte orange sur 19 départements du nord de la France où le verglas reste très présent. Le préfet de Police de Paris a lui conseillé aux Franciliens d’éviter de se déplacer en voiture.L’épisode neigeux était exceptionnel mais il peine à s’effacer sur le nord de la France. Depuis mardi, les températures restent très fraiches sur tout l’Hexagone, maintenant la présence d’amas de neige et de verglas dans plusieurs départements. Ainsi, Météo France a de nouveau prolongé l’alerte orange qu’elle avait déclenché il y a quelques jours : 19 départements sont donc toujours en vigilance verglas. Les départements concernés se situent en Basse-Normandie, en Haute-Normandie, dans l’Ile-de-France, dans le Nord-Pas-de-Calais et en Picardie. Une liste à laquelle s’ajoute l’Eure-et-Loire. “Après une nuit encore glaciale, une perturbation atlantique s’annonce sur la façade atlantique et en bordure de Manche. Sous un ciel de plus en plus nuageux et avec le renforcement du vent de sud-ouest, quelques pluies faibles arriveront en début de journée sur les régions du littoral atlantique et de la Manche”, explique Météo France sur son site.La voiture déconseillée en Ile-de-France Il est donc toujours recommandé aux automobilistes de faire preuve de la plus grande vigilance lorsqu’ils prennent la route. Du côté de l’Ile-de-France, le préfet de Police de Paris a lui recommandé d’éviter de prendre la voiture. Dans un communiqué, il souligne que le niveau 3 de vigilance est maintenu “en raison des températures très basses attendues la nuit prochaine (-1°à -5°C localement) et de la persistance du verglas”. À lire aussi(VIDÉO) Un radar détecte un nuage de coccinelles de 80 kilomètres de large”En conséquence, pour la journée du vendredi 15 mars, il est recommandé aux franciliens d’éviter si possible les déplacements en voiture” et de “privilégier les transports en commun”. “Il est également vivement rappelé aux conducteurs d’adapter leur vitesse aux conditions de circulation car le risque de plaques de verglas localisées est avéré”, insiste le préfet cité par l’AFP. Celui-ci a rappelé qu’il y a “un risque très important de pluies verglaçantes et de brouillards givrants” durant toute la journée de vendredi.  Alerte vent levée dans le sud Côté températures, “les gelées sont sévères ce matin et descendent entre -4 et -8 degrés sur une grande partie du pays”, ajoute Météo France bien que les températures commenceront à nettement remonter dans les régions de l’ouest. Par ailleurs, l’alerte déclenchée jeudi sur trois départements du sud en raison de vents violents a été levée. Les rafales restent encore importantes mais le vent faiblira au cours de la journée. Le 15 mars 2013 à 10:09 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Deposit 18000 crore to travel abroad Delhi High Court tells Naresh Goyal

first_img Naresh Goyal quits as Jet Airways chairman, stake slashed to 25% Close Goyal’s advocate argued that not allowing his client to travel abroad is a violation of his fundamental rights. ReutersThe Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked Naresh Goyal to deposit Rs 18,000 crore, which his cash-strapped airline Jet Airways owes to lenders, if he wishes to leave India. The court, expressing apprehension that the founder and former chairman of the airline may not return like others facing allegations of frauds said, “I won’t name but some people are sitting outside the country, and India is not able to bring them back.”Refusing interim relief to Goyal, the high court’s single-judge bench of Justice S.K. Kait sought centre’s response on Goyal’s plea challenging a lookout circular (LOC) issued against him. The court will hear the case again on August 23. Centre had informed the court about the investigation by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office against Goyal, regarding fraud of Rs 18,000 crore. Notices to the ministry of home affairs, ministry of corporate affairs and ministry of law and justice were also issued, seeking their response on the date of the next hearing.In Goyal’s petition challenging the LoC, he said that no case was registered against him on May 25, when he and his wife Anita were deboarded from a flight to Dubai. Senior advocate Maninder Singh, appearing for Goyal, argued that there was no material to show that there was any attempt by Goyal to evade investigation. As Goyal is a non-resident Indian (NRI), he is required to travel abroad for a certain period.  Singh also said that not allowing his client to travel abroad is a violation of his fundamental rights. However, the court opposed the argument and said that the rights of a person to travel abroad are limited. Goyal quit as the chairman of Jet Airways in March after the airlines defaulted on payments to banks and aircraft lessors. The troubles for the airline had started with problems in debt servicing and were followed by the grounding of aircraft, flight cancellations, delayed salaries and pilot strike over pay.It was expected that UAE’s Etihad Airways, a major shareholder in Jet, would come to the airline’s rescue. However, Etihad wanted Goyal to step down as chairman and slash the holdings from 51 per cent.It was being speculated in May that promoters of the defunct airline, including Goyal, may face criminal charges if an ongoing examination of its books reveals financial fraud. The Registrar of Companies (RoC) inspecting the airline company’s books could recommend government action if primary evidence of fund diversion were found.center_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:02Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

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Housing lender DHFL warns it may not survive

first_imgA woman walks past a signboard of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd. (DHFL) outside its office on the outskirts of Mumbai, January 31, 2019.ReutersShares in one of India’s biggest home loan and property finance companies, Dewan Housing Finance Ltd (DHFL), are expected to fall sharply on Monday after the lender reported dismal results and warned about its grim financial situation.DHFL reported a net loss of 22.23 billion rupees ($324.3 million) for the quarter ended March 31, in a regulatory filing late on Saturday. It also said it had defaulted on the interest payments due on two non-convertible debentures.”The share price would be impacted significantly. I expect it to be down around 10-15% when markets open as their business has been significantly affected,” said Arun Kejriwal, founder of independent advisory firm Kejriwal Research.The company’s ability to raise funds has been substantially impaired and the business has been brought to a standstill with there being minimal/virtually no disbursements, DHFL said in the note accompanying the results.”The most concerning thing in the result is that increased provisioning amount of 32.8 billion rupees ($478.5 million), which has suddenly come up in Q4FY19,” said Hemindra Hazari, an independent banking analyst, adding this implies either a sudden asset deterioration or that stressed assets are finally getting recognised.”This is not a great sign,” said Hazari.DHFL’s results are the latest sign of growing stress in India’s finance sectors as state-owned banks grapple with bad debts and a recent liquidity crunch in the shadow banking industry.This, in turn, has hurt economic growth, which in the March quarter fell to its lowest level in more than four years, presenting a challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who recently won a second term in office.RESTRUCTURING PLAN DHFL has said it is talking to bankers and other lenders on restructuring its borrowings and is in discussions to sell its retail and wholesale portfolio.The company will submit a resolution plan shortly, which may include extending the tenure of loans, converting debt into equity, seeking additional working capital and inducting a new management team and financial investors, sources who attended a meeting with its lenders on Thursday told Reuters.”We are in constant touch with the DHFL management and we’re confident that a resolution plan can be worked out in the coming days,” said one of the bankers involved in the recovery process, requesting anonymity.Still, investors say the company’s dire warnings about its financial situation raising doubts around the “ability of the company to continue as a going concern,” will remain in focus when markets open on Monday.”The losses are not surprising but the quantum is definitely surprising,” SP Tulsian, an independent investment adviser told television channel CNBC TV18.”I don’t accept these arguments about the company finding a solution in the next couple of months as that seems unlikely,” he said, noting that DHFL’s management has been trying to sell assets for the last four to six months.last_img read more

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Fuel Fund Baltimore Mayor RawlingsBlake BGE Help Homeless Clear Utility Debt

first_imgBaltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Feb. 25 announced she has joined with the Fuel Fund of Maryland and Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) to help local homeless persons overcome a major obstacle to permanent housing—overdue (BGE) bills. The mayor unveiled the Power of Home, a Fuel Fund program to address unpaid utility bills that block the move from a homeless shelter into permanent housing. Overdue utility bills are frequently part of the cascade of calamities that result in homelessness, according to homeless advocates. “The Power of Home is another step in the right direction toward making homelessness rare and brief in Baltimore,” Rawlings-Blake said at a news conference. “Taking practical steps like resolving past-due utility bills removes a huge barrier that keeps too many families from transitioning from a shelter to permanent housing.” The Journey Home, the mayor’s initiative to end homelessness, is contributing $5,000 to the Power of Home to the effort to clear up unpaid utility bills. BGE is providing $20,000 in bill credits and the Weinberg Foundation is donating $20,000 toward the cause. The mayor said, “This is a powerful example of the Baltimore community coming together to assist our most vulnerable residents.” In data underscoring this winter’s brutal toll on ratepayers, Power of Home officials said one-third of the non-profit’s clients average outstanding BGE debt of $1,268, with some outstanding bills exceeding $5,000. Baltimore Gas and Electric Senior Vice President for regulatory and external affairs Calvin G. Butler Jr. said during the news conference, “at BGE, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work and are pleased to be a part of the tremendous work being done by the Baltimore City Journey Home campaign.” Butler said last fall he heard, first-hand, success stories of city residents who made their way out of homelessness. “I couldn’t help being moved by the strength and determination these individuals displayed to overcome the tough breaks that life can sometimes send our way.” “When those who have endured homelessness are able to take the steps needed to put a roof over their heads, BGE is pleased to support them in their efforts by providing bill credits to these individuals, through The Power of Home program, to help them in their efforts to get their families into a new home,” Butler said.last_img read more

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Horsetrading allegations Yadav comes in defence of Kejriwal

first_imgCalling as “sting-fest” emergence of certain audio clips purportedly featuring Kejriwal’s voice, Yadav said “innocuous conversations” were being presented as stings to “discredit” AAP.”One incident is being used to discredit the entire movement. Now innocuous conversations are also being presented as stings. Big accusations are flying sans any evidence. The media is happy to dish it all with a glee,” a post on his Facebook page said.”Whatever our internal differences, no one from this movement can possibly enjoy let alone join this mudslinging. All of us must join hands to preserve the organisationl unity and ethical integrity of this movement,” it added. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIThis assumes significant as Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, who were ousted from AAP’s Political Affairs Committee, have been at odds with the party leadership over various issues including efforts to form a government with the help of Congress last year.Former party Member of Legislative Assembly Rajesh Garg on Wednesday had accused Kejriwal of trying to poach six Congress MLAs to form government last year following which the party’s prominent Mumbai face Anjali Damania quit the party. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindOn Friday former Congress legislator Asif Mohammed Khan alleged that a senior AAP leader had offered him a ministerial berth in return for support.”The manthan in the last few days has produced good deal of visha; it’s time now for amrita. Or so I hope,” he said.Yadav, who had also issued a joint letter with Bhushan rejecting the allegations of anti-party activities against them, wondered whether “powerful forces” were behind the tumult in the party. “… Is this situation playing into the hands of those powerful forces who would rather that the idea of AAP is nipped in the bud?,” he asked adding the need to “resist” such designs.”The spate of attacks on the party in the last two days can only evoke deep anguish. Have received messages from thousands of volunteers. Everyone is hurt and pained,” he said.Meanhwile, Shahid Azad –who was a part of the AAP’s minority wing –, and who leaked the Kejriwal audio, said he just wanted to bring to the notice the issues discussed by the top leadership.”The real intention is not to disrespect or harm the party. I just want to point out the party leadership talking about various issues between them.”They talk about eradication of communal politics, which is one of our ideals to achieve. I want this issue to be discussed. This audio tape is only confined to that extent and nothing else,” Azad saidlast_img read more

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first_img News | Mammography | May 15, 2019 Managing Architectural Distortion on Mammography Based on MR Enhancement High negative predictive values (NPV) in mammography architectural distortion (AD) without ultrasonographic (US)… read more Videos | Breast Density | April 26, 2018 VIDEO: Developments in Breast Density Legislation and Screening Guidelines ITN Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane speaks to DenseBreast-info Executive Director JoAnn Pushkin read more Personalized Breast ScreeningSharePlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:07Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -12:07 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsdefault, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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News | MRI Breast | October 31, 2017 Study Finds Women With High Breast Cancer Risk Declining MRI Screening Some women, because of genetic predisposition, personal or family history, have a higher than average lifetime risk of… read more News | Breast Imaging | March 29, 2018 ACR Recommends More Aggressive Breast Cancer Screening for Higher-Than-Average-Risk Women The American College of Radiology (ACR) released new breast cancer screening guidelines recommending all women,… read more Videos | Breast Imaging | December 05, 2017 VIDEO: What is New in Breast Imaging Technology Stamatia Destounis, M.D., FACR, associate professor, University of Rochester School of Medicine, attending radiologis read more News | MRI Breast | May 09, 2019 Screening MRI Detects BI-RADS 3 Breast Cancer in High-risk Patients When appropriate, short-interval follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to identify early-stage breast… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | April 04, 2019 Ikonopedia Introduces Automated Combined Reporting Package at SBI Ikonopedia will introduce its new Automated Combined Reporting package at the 2019 Society of Breast Imaging/American… read more Breast Imaging Discussion With Stamatia Destounis M.D.SharePlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:53Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -12:53 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsdefault, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.center_img Videos | Breast Imaging | July 28, 2017 VIDEO: Personalized Breast Screening and Breast Density Nancy Cappello, Ph.D., executive director and founder of Are You Dense Inc. and Are You Dense Advocacy, explains how read more April 23, 2009 – 3T MRI can detect a significant number of lesions not found on mammography and sonography, according to a study performed at the University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH. The study included 434 women who underwent mammography, sonography and 3T MRI for the detection of malignant breast lesions-all women were at high risk. Results showed that 3T MRI detected 66/66 malignant lesions; mammography detected 54/66 malignant lesions; and sonography detected 57/66 malignant lesions. “3T MRI depicted a significantly higher number of malignant tumors of the breast than mammography and sonography,” said Haitham Elsamaloty, M.D., lead author of the study. “Our study detected ‘early’ breast cancer (lesions as small as 4 mm) in size and also identified malignant lesions that were only detected by MRI and confirmed by MRI guided biopsy. These crucial findings led to a significant change in patient management in 18.2 percent of the cases in our study. “Our study suggests an important role for 3T MRI in such high risk groups for an early diagnosis of breast cancer and better accuracy in evaluating the extent of disease-a crucial factor in appropriate therapy planning,” said Dr. Elsamaloty. “High field strength (3T) MRI systems are becoming increasingly available in the clinical setting and more of them are being used for the evaluation of breast malignancy. 3T MRI is an important addition to mammography and sonography,” he said. Source: This study appears in the April issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. 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Holidaymakers booking flights to New Zealand have

first_imgHolidaymakers booking flights to New Zealand have voted the country their favourite long-haul destination in the annual Readers’ Travel Awards.The Australasian country beat off competition from Cambodia, Chile, Vietnam and Japan to claim top spot from readers of the Guardian, the Observer and guardian.co.uk.Further good news came when Air New Zealand was voted passengers’ second-favourite airline after Singapore Airlines.Andy Pietrasik, guardian.co.uk’s travel editor, said the results suggested that many travellers wanted to get “as far away as possible from the bad news at home”.”New Zealand also scored more highly than last year in winning this category, showing that the New Zealand experience has lost none of its appeal during the recession,” he explained.”This will stand it in very good stead as the travel environment improves.”Last month, readers of Conde Nast in the UK voted New Zealand their second favourite destination in the world.Statistics New Zealand figures published today (October 21st) revealed a 9.3 percent increase in the number of overseas visitors arriving in the country during September compared to the same month last year.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTravel trends & analysis 2010: Top 50 destinations for UK travellersWe reveal the top 50 most searched for destinations from UK airports for travel in 2010.Air New Zealand Black Friday deals 2018In partnership with Black Friday Air New Zealand Deals 2018 Fly London to Los Angeles for prices from £175* Book Now Air New Zealand is launching the best sale fares of the year, including 100 x £175 return economy flights from London to Los Angeles*. The offer launches this Friday, 23rd…Real Value Resorts: Perception Vs RealityReal Value Resorts: Perception Vs Realitylast_img read more

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Rep Pagel Grant recommendations will fund three local recreation projects

first_img State Rep. Dave Pagel today announced three grant recommendations from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to purchase land and develop parks and trails in Berrien County.Pagel, of Oronoko Township, said the grants will expand recreational opportunities for families in Southwest Michigan. Funding for the projects is comprised of revenue from the lease of state land and is designated on an annual basis in partnership with local governments.“I’m really happy the Trust Fund Board has recommended funding these three Berrien County projects,” Pagel said. “We have some of the most abundant natural resources in Southwest Michigan, and the land purchase and improvement projects will enable people to better enjoy them.”Recommended projects are:A $56,000 land purchase to acquire 12 acres contiguous to Love Creek County Park. The new land will be located on the northwestern border of the park.A proposed recreational development in Oronoko Township that includes the addition of two football/soccer fields, a concession and restroom building, a parking lot, a regional trailhead, universally accessible pathways and a section of a regional trail. The cost for the project is $278,100.Development of a wide, non-motorized pathway along the north side of U.S. 12 from the village of Edwardsburg to the Edwardsburg Sports Center in Ontwa Township. The connector path will allow safe travel from the Edwardsburg school system and the village’s existing network for walkways to the walking/running trails, playgrounds and athletic fields at the Sports Complex. The project will cost $40,000.The Legislature will consider the recommendations in 2018.##### 20Dec Rep. Pagel: Grant recommendations will fund three local recreation projects Categories: News,Pagel Newslast_img read more

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Rep Farrington approves bills giving families and seniors broader tax relief

first_img26Jan Rep. Farrington approves bills giving families and seniors broader tax relief Tags: Tax relief Categories: Diana Farrington Newscenter_img The Michigan House has approved legislation giving Michigan families and seniors broader income tax relief.The bills continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their income taxes, while providing additional relief for senior citizens.Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, voted for the three-bill package that will enable people to keep more of their hard-earned money.“People have been claiming exemptions for themselves and their dependents on their income taxes for years, and this is not the time to end that,” Farrington said.The legislation, House Bills 5420-5422, will:·         Ensure Michigan taxpayers can continue claiming personal exemptions on income taxes after federal tax reforms signed into law last month, and increases the state personal exemption from the current $4,000 to $4,300 for the 2018 tax year, with gradual increases reaching $4,800 for 2020;·         Certify taxpayers in Michigan cities with an income tax will continue to be able to claim exemptions if the city adopts a uniform ordinance; and·         Help senior citizens in addition to the personal exemption increase by providing a $100 refundable income tax credit for a single filer age 62 or older – or $200 for joint filers.House Bills 5420-5422 now move to the Senate for consideration.###last_img read more

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Residents and City Officials in Chelsea MA Declare Immigrants Still Welcome There

first_imgShare45Tweet2ShareEmail47 SharesNovember 9, 2016; Boston GlobeHere is the blueprint for President-elect Trump’s immigration reform policy. On Thursday afternoon, Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, told a Topeka television station, “I’m a member of the immigration policy transition team, and there’s going to be a lot to do there, in part because Mr. Trump and Mr. Obama are diametrical opposites when it comes to immigration policy, so there will be a lot of changes.” Salon provides this profile of the nation’s leading “anti-immigrant zealot.”Here is an at-a-glance list of the immigration reform pledges from President-Elect Trump’s website:Build a wall on the southern border.End catch-and-release.Zero tolerance for criminal aliens.Block funding for sanctuary cities.Cancel unconstitutional executive orders & enforce all immigration laws.Suspend the issuance of visas to any place where adequate screening cannot occur.Ensure that other countries take their people back when we order them deported.Finally complete the biometric entry-exit visa tracking system.Turn off the jobs and benefits magnet.Reform legal immigration to serve the best interests of America and its workers.Not listed here are Trump’s campaign pledges, including the deportation of millions of unauthorized immigrants and the total “ban” on Muslims entering the country.Chelsea is a city of nearly 37,000 residents located directly across the Mystic River from Boston. Chelsea is a sanctuary city; 44 percent of its residents are immigrants. The Boston Globe interviewed its residents and leaders about the election and found sorrow, fear and resistance.On Wednesday, City Manager Thomas Ambrosino said Chelsea has no intention of helping deport immigrants who haven’t committed any crimes.“We’re not interested whether you’re documented or undocumented as long as you’re here trying to do what’s right,” he said in an interview in his City Hall office. “We’re happy to have you as part of our community. And this election changes nothing.” But he acknowledged that Chelsea is powerless to stop federal immigration officials from arresting immigrants in the city.“You can imagine in a community like Chelsea what this means,” said Gladys Vega, executive director of the Chelsea Collaborative, a nonprofit that aids immigrants. “This morning I’ve been in bakeries and bodegas crying with people.… People are in a panic.”One of Trump’s campaign pledges was to terminate President Obama’s executive action granting reprieves from deportation to undocumented immigrants who arrived as children and are now young adults. The Boston Globe reports that as of June, 741,546 people nationwide have received a reprieve from deportation under Obama’s program.“There’s real fear right now,” said Conrado Santos, lead coordinator of the Student Immigrant Movement and who obtained a work permit under Obama’s program. “But we are going to build community and we’re going to protect each other and we’re going to protect our families. We’re going to fight back. We’re not going to go easy.”—James SchafferShare45Tweet2ShareEmail47 Shareslast_img read more

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Freeview settop company TVonics will use the inte

first_imgFreeview set-top company TVonics will use the internet port in some of its devices to stream live coverage of the WBO boxing title fight this Saturday.The fight between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew from the Liverpool Echo Arena will be streamed live on Freeview channel 112 at 19:00 on Saturday via the internet port on TVonics’ high-definition products, the DTR HD500 and DTR Z500HD. It will be delivered via Frank Warren’s new boxing channel, BoxNation, which is usually only available to Sky and Virgin Media customers.TVonics recently activated the IP connection on its latest HD DVRs, enabling the delivery of on-demand and catch-up services including the BBC’s iPlayer.“Freeview users have been missing out on BoxNation, but that is set to change, said TVonics chief technology officer, Andy Carr. “Our latest generation of digital TV recorders give viewers the very best of traditional broadcast television and now they can also access high quality, on-demand content via the internet port. It’s the best of both worlds without having to shell out for pay-per-view.”last_img read more

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Connected TV platforms are too complicated and are

first_imgConnected TV platforms are too complicated and are deterring consumer from using services, according to BBC iPlayer general manager Daniel Danker.Speaking at the Digital Television Group (DTG) summit in London this morning, Danker said the bulk of growth in the use of iPlayer was now on connected TVs. While iPlayer on PC grew by 14% and iPlayer on tablets grew by 580%, use of the service on TVs grew by over 1,000%.However, he said, “The majority of this growth came from operator services that have nicely integrated processes, with no need to fumble with the remote or switch between menu systems.”In total, use of iPlayer on the iPad was still four times that of connected TV, despite the far higher penetration of connected devices, he said. There was an urgent need to make connected TV services more user-friendly, he said.“This for us means a renewed focus on the red button,” said Danker. “In the UK red button services allow us to reach an audience that has no interest in watching our services on a computer.”Danker said that access to iPlayer from the living room screen had grown to 2.6 million homes. “However, if we are going to bring the connected TV experience to audiences, it must be simple. We know will have succeeded when the technology becomes invisible,” he said.last_img read more

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Mobile TV and ondemand specialist MobiTV is expan

first_imgMobile TV and on-demand specialist MobiTV is expanding its EMEA operations with the launch of a new London “hub”.The office will be managed and operated by MobiTV co-founder and president Paul Scanlan. He will continue to manage and grow all aspects of the company’s sales and partnership activity in EMEA.The company recently announced further upgrades to its TV everywhere proposition with the introduction of NDVR – a cloud-based solution that addresses digital rights management issues geographically.The EMEA markets have demonstrated strong growth potential for IPTV and TV everywhere,” said Scanlan.  “I look forward to MobiTV playing a key role in enabling the development and adoption of TV everywhere deployments in EMEA and other global markets.”
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