New Delhi: Citing “insignificant number” of officers willing to work at the Centre, the personnel ministry has asked all states to ensure that required number of bureaucrats are nominated for central deputation to ensure career progression and exchange of relevant experience.It said there is “extremely low” representation of officers on central deputation, especially at deputy secretary or director level. The personnel ministry had in December last year asked all states to send officers for appointment on deputation to the posts under central staffing scheme and for the posts of chief vigilance officers (CVOs) who act as distant arms of the Central Vigilance Commission to check corruption in central public sector enterprises. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”Although a period of six months has passed since applications for 2019 were called for, the number of nominations received so far has been ranging from ‘Nil’ to an insignificant number. Attention in this regard is also invited to the extremely low representation of officers from various cadres/services under central staffing scheme especially at DS/director level,” the ministry said in a communique. Every cadre is allowed a deputation reserve to ensure that officers have the opportunity to work on deputation including that under the central staffing scheme, which adds to their experience, it said. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed”Under utilization of this reserve, particularly at deputy secretary/director level, causes serious gaps in cadre management,” the ministry pointed out. This aspect would also be kept in view while considering cadre review proposals, to be received in future, it cautioned. “The cadres that have not been forwarding adequate nominations for central staffing scheme at various levels may have to settle for less number of additional senior duty posts in future by way of corresponding reduction. These aspects have been duly conveyed to the cadre-controlling authorities during the recent meetings taken by the secretary, Department of Personnel and Training,” the ministry said. It is, therefore, requested that larger number of officers may kindly be recommended for appointment at DS/director/joint secretary level under the central staffing scheme so that the central deputation reserve/deputation reserves are duly utilized for this purpose, the order said. The states were also asked to ensure that the officers who are at the verge of promotion to senior grades are “not nominated” as it often necessitates their early repatriation to avail of promotion in the cadre. “It may be ensured that the names of only those officers are forwarded who are likely to remain available under the central staffing scheme for full tenure,” it said. In its 2018 letter, the ministry had said the movement of officers from the states to the Centre and back is crucial for building up the capabilities at the state level and contributing towards developing state perspectives in the Government of India or national perspective in the state at the decision-making levels. “Considering the general shortage of lAS officers at deputy secretary/director level, it would be appropriate if a conscious effort is made to nominate officers from your cadre and share the shortage proportionately between the Centre and the states. This will also ensure that every eligible officer has an opportunity to serve at the Centre at least once at the middle management level,” it had said. The ministry had shared figures with the states showing “adequate number of officers” were not being nominated to work at the Centre. According to the data, eight IAS officers of West Bengal cadre were working at the Centre against their central deputation reserve of 78. Similarly, 44 IAS officers of Uttar Pradesh cadre were working at the Centre as against 134. As few as 20 IAS officers of Karnataka were working at the Centre against the strength of 68. Chhattisgarh has sent seven IAS officers against 38, Madhya Pradesh has nominated 27 against 90, Bihar has sent 36 such bureaucrats against 74 and Odisha has nominated 20 against 51. A total of 19 IAS officers were working at the Centre against the strength of 81 from West Bengal, Haryana has sent 12 against 44, Gujarat has nominated 17 against 64, Andhra Pradesh has sent 18 against 46 and Jammu and Kashmir has sent 14 IAS officers against 30, among others. The central government has also decided to appoint 40 private sector specialists at the posts of deputy secretary and director, considered as crucial decision-making levels in the bureaucratic hierarchy. PTI
Seoul: North Korea said Sunday leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a “newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher,” another demonstration of its expanding weapons arsenal apparently aimed at increasing its leverage ahead of a possible resumption of nuclear talks with the US. The North’s Korean Central News Agency said Saturday’s weapons test was successful and cited Kim as saying the rocket launcher is “indeed a great weapon.” Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USKim underscored the need to “continue to step up the development of Korean-style strategic and tactical weapons for resolutely frustrating the ever-mounting military threats and pressure offensive of the hostile forces,” according to the KCNA. The “hostile forces” likely referred to the United States and South Korea, whose recently ended regular military drills infuriated North Korea. The North has called the drills an invasion rehearsal and conducted a slew of missile and rocket tests in response. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsSome experts said North Korea aims to show off its weapons to try to get an upper hand ahead of a possible restart of nuclear negotiations, which remain largely stalemated since the second summit between President Donald Trump and Kim in Vietnam in February fell apart due to squabbling over US-led sanctions on North Korea. The two leaders met again at the Korean border in late June and agreed to resume talks. Trump downplayed the latest launch, saying “Kim Jong Un has been, you know, pretty straight with me. … He likes testing missiles but we never restricted short-range missiles. We’ll see what happens.” South Korea’s military said North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Saturday morning and that they flew about 380 kilometers (236 miles) at the maximum altitude of 97 kilometers (60 miles). It was the seventh known weapons test by North Korea in about a month. North Korea has been pushing to develop powerful multiple rocket launch systems, whose projectiles resemble short-range missiles, some experts said. On Aug. 1, North Korea said it tested a large-caliber multiple rocket guided system, a day after South Korea said the North fired two short-range ballistic missiles. Most of the North Korean weapons tested in recent weeks have shown short-range flight distances. This suggested North Korea still doesn’t intend to lift its self-imposed moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests, which would certainly derail the negotiations with Washington. The latest North Korean launches came two days after South Korea said it would terminate its intelligence-sharing deal with Japan amid trade disputes between the US allies. Washington expressed its disappointment at the South Korean decision. In a development that could possibly further complicate ties between Seoul and Tokyo, South Korea’s navy on Sunday began two-day exercises on and around a group of islets controlled by South Korea but also claimed by Japan. Japan’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying the islets belong to Japan and called the drills “unacceptable.” South Korean navy officers said the drills are the first of two regular exercises held every year near the islets called Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese. They said the drills involve aircraft landing on the islets and warships maneuvering nearby. Local media said South Korea originally planned the first drills in June, but delayed them in consideration of relations with Japan.
EDMONTON — Alberta health officials are declaring a province-wide outbreak of syphilis after rates of the sexually transmitted infection increased last year to levels not seen since 1948.Alberta Health Services says a total of 1,536 cases of infectious syphilis were reported in 2018 compared with 161 in 2014, which is almost a tenfold increase.Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer, says syphilis rates jumped 187 per cent between 2017 and 2018.She adds Alberta Health Services is expecting higher numbers for this year.Hinshaw says the province has seen similar rates of congenital syphilis in which the infection is spread from a mother to her unborn child.She says a provincial outbreak co-ordination committee is to be set up on how to increase testing for sexually transmitted diseases, promote public awareness and reduce the overall number of syphilis cases in Alberta.Hinshaw says she can’t comment on how Alberta compares with the rest of the country, because other jurisdictions have not released recent syphilis figures.The Canadian Press
Paris – Head of government Abdelilah Benkirane said, on Monday in Paris, that Morocco seeks to reach a growth rate of 6 to 7% given that it has all the potential to attain it. “We are convinced that the private sector should be an engine of growth and that the State’s role is to ensure an appropriate economic, legal and institutional environment,” he said in a speech before ambassadors accredited to the OECD. The head of government explained that one of the main projects undertaken in Morocco is the reform of the judiciary to reinforce the independence of the judiciary power, improve its efficiency, help modernize judiciary administration and support amelioration of its governance as well as its moralization. Benkirane said that the reform of the judiciary is a real road map for this vital sector, not only for business but also for defending individual and collective rights. Underlining that public governance is considered by the Moroccan cabinet as a key element in any policy seeking to reconcile citizens and enterprises with the administration, he recalled the main measures that were taken in this regard.
Rabat – The F10 Committee meeting of the African Union Finance Ministers opened on Tuesday afternoon at the headquarters of the Pan-African Union in Addis Ababa. Mohamed Boussaïd, Moroccan Minister of Economy and Finance, is taking part in this rendez-vous for brainstorming the financing mechanisms of the AU budget.Boussaid took part in the meeting, extended to welcome Morocco and Nigeria for the first time as two of the the top five contributors in the union budget, culminating in an in-depth review of the modalities of financing the Pan-African Organization’s budget.Held under the title “Towards the Financial Independence of the African Union by 2020,” the meeting was also attended by Angola, Cameroon, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia. The committee’s focus was on alternative resources and new funding mechanisms for the AU’s budget, which is still mainly financed by the European Union. Currently only 7 percent of the member states pay their dues, while 73 percent of the AU budget estimated at USD 522 million comes from external sources.The AU Reform Committee, led by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, wants to break with this financial dependence by providing sustainable solutions, namely levy tariffs on imports from the continent by0.2 percent.This measure would allow more freedom for the African Union to function as desired by Alpha Condé, the head of state of Guinea and current president of the AU. The Union hopes that this new financing mechanism will be able to meet its operational funds requirements by 2022.For the president of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, the “integral” and “rapid” implementation of this decision constitutes a “factor of credibility and effectiveness of the action of the African Union, including the implementation of 2063 Agenda and its 10-year plan.”Among the other considered reforms is the holding of a single annual summit in place of the two usual held by the Pan-African organization. Says Mahamat, “it is useless to meet every six months, to take decisions of which nine out of 10 are not implemented.”The AU F10 Committee was implemented by the AU Heads of State and Government at the African Summit in Kigali on July 2016. The Committee met for the first time in September 2016 in Addis Ababa and is scheduled to meet once a year.
Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, joining his longtime teammates Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas and Bruce Smith in Canton. As a key contributor to the Bills’ four Super Bowl berths in the 1990s,1The lasting memory of Reed’s career for many NFL fans may be his performance in this game — eight catches, 136 yards and three touchdowns — when he helped Buffalo mount the biggest comeback in NFL history. Reed is a qualified candidate for the game’s greatest individual honor. But while he was good, he wasn’t nearly as good as several other receivers the Hall has ignored. It’s not Reed’s fault — it’s the Hall’s. Canton hasn’t figured out how to best judge the careers of modern wide receivers.Even in a sport where an individual player’s statistics are contaminated by the strengths and weaknesses of his teammates, his coaches and countless other considerations, wide receiver performance is a particularly tough nut to crack. Raw numbers rarely offer enough to help us properly distinguish between pass-catchers, especially across eras, and statisticians haven’t always agreed on how best to correct biases in the data.Take Reed’s career as an example. It’s a glossy one — at the time he retired, he ranked third all time in catches, fourth in receiving yards and sixth in touchdown receptions. But it’s also one that was entangled with the great ensemble of offensive talent, and one that was a beneficiary of the dawn of the NFL’s passing explosion. Moreover, some advanced stats show that Reed’s on-field influence wasn’t what it appeared to be — the evidence is surprisingly mixed with regard to his actual effect on team passing efficiency.In recent years, the Hall of Fame’s selection committee has reacted to its wide-receiver dilemma either by ignoring the position or by disregarding advanced stats when the committee does deign to induct those who played it. (Until Reed and Cris Carter were tapped in the last two elections, the Hall had only taken seven receivers since 2000, a number that included the controversial selection of Lynn Swann.) But Reed and Carter’s inductions signal that the WR logjam has become too much to ignore — and the tide of qualified receivers is only going to keep surging.2Marvin Harrison, Randy Moss and Torry Holt are either on the ballot or coming soon. It’s time to re-evaluate how we judge Reed and his contemporaries statistically.Wide receivers are products of their eras. When the NFL opened up the passing game in 1978, enacting new rules to make pass-blocking easier and to eliminate downfield defensive contact with receivers, league-wide passing output spiked almost instantly. As a consequence, the numbers that once automatically signified greatness quickly became devalued. For example, using a simple ratio of league passing yards per game in one season compared to another,3If the average passing yards per game in 2013 was 1.4 times as many as in 1960, I would multiply a 1960 player’s stats by 1.4 to “convert” to the equivalent in 2013. Reed’s 1,312-yard campaign in 1989 would have been the equivalent of a mere 883 yards a dozen years prior. What was, at the time, the 22nd-highest single-season yardage total ever becomes the 324th.To appreciate a receiver’s true(r) talent isn’t just about adjusting to his era, though, it’s also about adjusting to his team. The degree to which a receiver’s team throws the ball relative to the league norm has an effect on his stats. It’s a point that sounds laughably obvious, but somehow isn’t often considered when judging pass-catchers: Teams that run more plays through the air give their receivers more opportunities to put up eye-popping numbers.For Reed, this wasn’t a major factor; his Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins threw about 3.5 percent less often than other teams in the league over the course of his career, which would only be enough to take 35 yards away from a 1,000-yard season. But it does matter for someone like Calvin Johnson, whose Detroit Lions have chucked the ball downfield 12 percent more often than average in a league that already generates 10 percent more aerial yards per game than the historical norm. How we treat this adjustment can make a huge difference in how a receiver is perceived statistically.I tried to solve this issue last August by developing a metric called True Receiving Yards (TRY) with Chase Stuart of FootballPerspective.com. (You can download the raw career TRY data, along with some other metrics I introduce later in this piece, on GitHub.) TRY attempts to boil down a receiver’s production4Including catches, raw yardage and touchdowns. into a single (yardage-like) number that adjusts for differences in schedule lengths, league-wide passing environments and team passing volumes.We initially scaled a player’s TRY in lockstep with the frequency with which his team passed relative to the league average. That downgraded Johnson’s 2012 production by 23 percent, because, despite him breaking the all-time single-season record for receiving yards that year, Detroit also broke the all-time record for pass attempts in a season.But it wasn’t as simple as that. Teams that pass heavily tend to do so for a reason. Namely, because they have a skilled quarterback and/or receivers. And so when Chase and I looked into it further, it became apparent that a 5 percent increase in team passing frequency didn’t necessarily lead to a 5 percent increase in individual receiving output. Instead, we found that it was more like a 2.5 percent increase — for any given increase in team passing volume, a player only saw half that increase in production.Our difficulty in pinning down the real effect of something so simple underscores just how ambiguous receiving stats can be. Complicating matters, receivers — unlike players at just about any other position — are competing with their own teammates for touches during a game, in real time. That makes them more like basketball players, and we know that a guy like Carmelo Anthony, who uses a lot of his team’s possessions, appears to exert an influence that goes beyond his personal stats. Having a receiver who commands extra attention seems like an obvious benefit to a team — but it’s difficult to prove that’s true.Not that it’s stopped statisticians from trying. The most commonly cited advanced receiving statistics are generated by Football Outsiders, whose Defense-adjusted Value Over Average (DVOA) metric tracks a team’s passing success on plays where a given player was targeted by the quarterback as the intended receiver. Measuring performance on a per-opportunity basis is rooted in the traditions of baseball’s sabermetrics, where discrete events can easily be identified as opportunities for specific players. But football is much more fluid than baseball, so we run into a curious phenomenon: By getting an opportunity — even an unsuccessful one — a receiver could be demonstrating a positive in-game influence, if not simply by stretching the defense and opening up opportunities for teammates.Some of this phenomenon also is rooted in Bayes’ theorem. Since coaches and quarterbacks both have strong incentives to funnel targets to their most talented receivers, the very act of being targeted for a pass is evidence of a player’s quality as an offensive threat. Because of this, looking at per-target metrics like catch rate and DVOA may miss the bigger picture of a player’s full on-field value. Those metrics aren’t taking into account how a receiver is shaping the game even when he’s not directly involved in a successful play.And then there’s the matter of adjusting for the quality of a receiver’s teammates, and quantifying how much his conventional numbers truly lead to better team outcomes. A year ago, I took a very rudimentary step in that direction by computing With Or Without You (WOWY) scores for historical receivers. Essentially, WOWY measures whether all of the quarterbacks who played with a given receiver were more efficient5According to Adjusted Net Yards Per Attempt (ANY/A) versus the league average. over their collective careers6After adjusting for aging effects. with him or without him. This is, in some ways, a more pertinent question to ask about a receiver — forget individual yardage, is he associated with a more efficient passing offense? But that question isn’t perfect either: It requires using an entire team’s passing-efficiency data, which can be noisy from season to season.Regardless, most of the usual suspects come out looking good by WOWY. For instance, Randy Moss, whose statistical sway over his quarterbacks was legendary, boasts a +1.1 WOWY,7Meaning the average True Receiving Yard gained in Moss’s career came on a pass from a QB whose ANY/A was 1.1 higher with Moss than without him. which ranks second only to Rod Smith’s8Whose influence on John Elway’s numbers was also very notable. among players with 10,000 career True Receiving Yards. And Tim Brown (the long-time Oakland Raiders receiver whom the committee did not select despite better individual receiving statistics than Reed) also ranks among the top WOWY receivers ever at +0.7.Reed’s WOWY, however, comes out tied for second-worst among players with 10,000 lifetime TRY. Despite his impressive raw (and adjusted) receiving numbers, he wasn’t associated with better play from his quarterbacks when they were throwing to him. How much of this merits a serious indictment of Reed as a player isn’t completely clear, but the Hall of Fame isn’t even having that discussion using new metrics.(Brown’s resume, on the other hand, was more impressive by every standard that doesn’t involve the postseason. And while 71 percent of Reed’s career yardage came on passes from Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, Brown put up his superior numbers with an aging Rich Gannon, Jeff Hostetler, Jeff George, Jay Schroeder and Vince Evans at quarterback.)Certainly the challenge of interpreting receiving data, especially across different eras of the game’s history, presents a daunting task to those seeking to fairly analyze Hall of Fame candidates. But the solution to the Hall’s wide receiver logjam isn’t to ignore the data entirely. It’s to dream up inventive ways of answering the pertinent questions about a player’s qualifications. Advanced analytics attempt to answer fundamental questions about a player’s actual on-field influence. Last I checked, that’s what’s supposed to put a player in the Hall of Fame.
Participants pose for a picture after the 1st part of the Indoor Recurve 2018 ChampionshipsOn Sunday November 4, Archery Guyana held its first of four competitions to end the year with its 2018 Championships at the National Gymnasium.The indoor recurve competition began with 14 competitors in the ranking rounds of adult male, adult female and youth female categories vying for top spots.After the Opening Ceremony and remarks by President of Archery Guyana, Mohamed Khan, the action began at 11:00am with 8 men in the Adult Male Individual category shooting in the 300 ranking round, followed by the Ladies in the Adult Female Individual and Youth Female Individual categories also shooting in their ranking round of 300 (a ranking round of 300 is where an archer shoots 30 arrows with a possibility of scoring all 10s).After the Individual rounds were finished, athletes were paired for the mixed team ranking rounds, with the highest scoring male paired with lowest scoring female and vice-versa.Results so far are as follow:ADULT MALE INDIVIDUAL1st place – Umasankar Madray 225 points2nd place – Anand Mangra 198 points3rd place – Sean Duncan 174 points4th place – Ryan McKinnon 164 points5th place – Latchman Singh 89 points6th place – Mohamed Khan 82 points7th place – Jeewanram Persaud 80 points8th place – Nicholas Hing 76 pointsADULT FEMALE INDIVIDUAL1st place – Samira Duncan 104 points2nd place – Narda Mohamed 101 points3rd place – Shereeda Yusuf 65 points4th place – Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon 29 pointsYOUTH FEMALE INDIVIDUAL1st place – Talitha Kissoon 102 points2nd place – Jessica Callender 21 pointsIn the first round of Team Shooting, the results were as follows:1st place – Sean Duncan & Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon 137 points2nd place – Umasankar Madray & Nicholas Hing 123 points3rd place – Jeewanram Persaud & Talitha Kissoon 93 points4th place – Ryan McKinnon & Shereeda Yusuf 91 points5th place – Anand Mangra & Jessica Callender 73 points6th place – Samira Duncan & Mohamed Khan 73 points7th place – Latchman Singh & Narda Mohamed 63 pointsThe top 3 Scoring Teams moved on to the Eliminations Rounds and all the other Teams got a chance to battle it out for a final spot in the Elimination Round. The Results were as follows:1st place – Anand Mangra & Jessica Callender 126 POINTS2nd place – Ryan McKinnon & Shereeda Yusuf 121 points3rd place – Samira Duncan & Mohamed Khan 92 points4TH place- Latchman Singh & Narda Mohamed 69 pointsThe Part 2 of the Indoor Championships will be held on Sunday December 2, 2018 when the 4 Teams will compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze in the Semi-Finals and Finals.The next event (the outdoor recurve competition) will be held on Sunday November, 11, 2018 at the Carifesta Sports Club Ground, Carifesta Avenue from 11:00 am. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCompetition intense at first segment of 2018 Outdoor Archery ChampionshipsNovember 15, 2018In “latest news”Archery Indoor Recurve finals: Mangra, Mohamed win individual matchesDecember 5, 2018In “latest news”Archery Guyana Coaches conduct introduction session in Region 9May 23, 2018In “Sports”
Adding fruit and veg to diet cuts heart disease risk, no matter how you used to eat A new study says it’s never too late to start making healthy food choices. By Ceimin Burke NEW RESEARCH HAS found that it’s never too late to cut your risk of dying from heart disease by adding fruits and vegetables to your diet, even if you previously had poor eating habits.Previous studies have found that eating a diet rich in plant-based foods can reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease but the new research has shown for the first time that positive or negative changes in a person’s diet can influence their risk of dying, no matter how they ate in the past.“Not all plant-based diets are equal, but boosting the intake of high-quality plant-based foods over time lowers the risk of death even among people who started off with poor-quality diets,” explains the study’s lead author, Megu Y Baden, from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.The study included nearly 48,000 women and 26,000 men with an average age of 64. None of the participants had a history of heart disease or cancer when they entered the study in 1998.During the 12-year follow up the death rate from all causes dropped by 10% for those who added the most fruit, veg, whole grains and nuts to their diet.This was achieved by people who made these adjustments to their daily food intake: Image: Shutterstock/K_Harris Thursday 7 Mar 2019, 6:15 AM 11 Comments Removed refined grains (such as bread, noodles, couscous and white rice) from one meal and replaced them with wholegrains (such as brown rice, whole-wheat couscous, oats or corn).Added one serving of fruit and one serving of veg.Cut out one sugary drink However, not all plant-based food has this life-lengthening effect, the death rate was 11 percent higher for those who ramped up their consumption of unhealthy plant-based foods such as chips, fruit juices and sweets. “Over a period of time, consuming more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, while decreasing your intake of refined grains, sweets and desserts, and animal foods such as animal fat meat, and miscellaneous animal-based foods, may lower your risk of death from heart disease and other causes,” Baden said. https://jrnl.ie/4526595 Mar 7th 2019, 6:15 AM Share155 Tweet Email3 14,541 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/K_Harris Short URL
Former Everton star Michael Ball has praised Gylfi Sigurdsson for his brilliant form in recent weeks saying it shouldn’t come as a surprise to Everton fans.The Icelandic international was under intense scrutiny at the beginning of the campaign but has silenced the critics with improved performance, netting four goals in the process.Now he’s playing in his preferred No. 10 role – and finally, the rewards are starting to show.“He got the armband when Davies went off, and he turned up,” Ball told the ECHO.Everton still keen on signing Juve’s Moise Kean Obinna Echi – July 28, 2019 Everton are still pushing for the signature of Juventus striker Moise Kean despite the Italian champions insisting they’d only sanction the deal with a…“It’s nice to see after last season when he was playing out of position and was being asked to do things that might have been a little foreign to him – while at the same time trying to be our star.“It was a difficult season for him, and because of the money, there were obviously a lot more eyes on him from outside Goodison and from the media.“There was no lack of effort, he puts in everything every game – and it’s nice to see him now getting the goals to match that.“It’s not rocket science; if you give him the ball and the opportunity to create goals and put them away then hopefully he can get himself to double figures by the end of the season.”
A friend of the victims told 7News Alvarez was going to be a father. “Great person, taken too young, 18 years old, has a baby on the way,” said Anthony PrietoA friend who got a call about the crash spoke to 7News. “She was actually hanging out with them earlier that night, and I guess they were all like, ‘OK, you go in your car, we’ll go in our car and we’ll meet up.’ And, I guess they started falling back, and I guess they were a little weirded out, and one of them actually lives right by here, so I guess that’s when they came and they followed them to the hospital in the ambulance,” the friend said.Police believe alcohol is a factor. “One of the stable individuals did tell uniformed officers at the hospital they had been drinking prior to getting into the car, so now we know that alcohol is also involved,” said Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta.Once the mangled car was towed from the scene and the roof was removed, the site became a memorial for grieving family and friends. “I light a candle just to remember him,” said Victor Calderon.“Me and him have been there for each other through thick and thin,” said Prieto. “He was much older than me. Whenever you needed someone, you know.”Zabaleta said the tragedy should serve as a reminder for young drivers to avoid drinking and driving, and for their parents to remain vigilant. “If this doesn’t open your eyes as a community, then what will?” he said. “Talk to your children, educate your children. We’re coming into the holidays. “We’re coming into Thanksgiving … Let’s not drink and drive.”The accident remains under investigation. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – One teen was killed and four other young men were injured after, police said, a car lost control and hit a tree in Southwest Miami-Dade, Saturday morning.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Police responded to the scene of the crash near Southwest 62nd Street and 138th Path, at around 5 a.m. Investigators said the victims’ 2005 Nissan Altima was heading east at a high rate of speed on Kendale Lakes Circle, a curved road, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a concrete wall and a tree.Images of the crash show the car over a wall with the trunk completely detached from the vehicle. The roof was also removed because fire rescue had to extricate the passengers from the sedan.The driver of the Nissan died at the scene. He was later identified as 18-year-old Ned Alvarez.The four others were transported to Kendall Regional Medical Center as trauma alerts. They were identified as Cesar Lizarzaburu, Deandre Cabrali, George Pong and David Cuadros.Police said they are all between the ages of 18 and 20.Sunday afternoon, two of the passengers were listed in critical condition, and the two others were upgraded to fair condition.
Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews rushed to help a Fort Lauderdale mechanic who got his hand stuck while on the job.Fort Lauderdale’s Technical Rescue Team responded to the scene at Northwest 10th Terrace and Eighth Street.According to officials, crews worked to free the 40-year-old man who got his finger stuck between some gears inside the car.A surgeon from Broward General was also called out to assist.Crews had to dismantle the back of the car to get closer to the mechanic’s hand. It took them three hours to safely free him.The mechanic was transported to the hospital as a precaution.Officials said he is expected to be OK.
DANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Charges have been dropped against a Dania Beach school security guard accused of bringing a gun on campus.Deputies said they found the gun inside Nathaniel Strowbridge’s car in the school’s parking lot.Prosecutors have since dropped the charge.It is unclear if Strowbridge will keep his job at the school.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
High-CourtThe High Court on Monday directed the authorities to conduct a survey to determine how much cow milk, dairy products and cow fodder containing bacteria, antibiotic, lead and pesticides are supplied across the country, reports UNB.The High Court bench of justice Nazrul Islam Talukder and justice K M Hafizul Alam came up with the order following a report published on different national dailies on adulterated milk.The HC also asked the authorities to submit a report over this within 15 days.Food, agriculture, fisheries and livestock and health secretaries, cabinet secretaries, all members of Bangladesh Food Safety Authority, members of Central Food Safety Management Coordination Committee, and chairman of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) have been made respondents.Besides, the court also issued a rule seeking explanation as to why the inaction and failure of the respondents to stop the adulteration of cow milk and dairy food would not be declared illegal and those who are mixing lead and pesticides with those would not be brought under law.The court also fixed 3 March for next hearing.Different national dailies published a report on Monday citing a survey report on the presence of pesticides, antibiotic and bacteria in raw cow milk.
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Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more September 7, 2017 — Regional One Health (Memphis, Tenn.) has implemented Carestream Health’s Clinical Collaboration Platform that includes enterprise imaging, vendor-neutral archiving and Vue Motion universal viewer.“We needed to upgrade our PACS [picture archiving and communication system] and enhance our current enterprise viewer and vendor-neutral archive with a next-generation offering that delivers advanced radiology reading,” said Keith Gilstrap, Regional One Health’s director of clinical applications. “Our new Carestream platform efficiently manages and stores our radiology imaging data. 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THAI holds press conference to launch flights to ViennaTHAI holds press conference to launch flights to ViennaToday (8 September 2017), Mr. Viroj Sirihorachai, THAI Vice President, Revenue Management and Commercial Services Department, and Ms. Verena Hable, Media Relations Manager, Vienna Tourist Board, jointly held a press conference to introduce THAI’s new route from Bangkok-Vienna, Austria at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel.Mr. Viroj Sirihorachai, on behalf of Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo, THAI Acting President and Executive Vice President, Commercial Department, said, “The European market is substantial in size and potential and is growing on a continual basis. Data from the Tourism Authority of Thailand in 2016 shows that approximately six million tourists traveled from Europe to Thailand, an increase of 6.8% from 2015. Tourists from Eastern Europe, including those from Austria in Central Europe, ranked fifth amongst European tourist arrivals in Thailand or an increase of 10.5% from 2016. Currently, THAI flies to 12 destinations in 10 countries in Europe: Copenhagen, Oslo, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Stockholm, London, Rome, Milan, and Moscow, which equates to more than 80 flights per week. During Jan-June2017, approximately 3.4 million European tourists traveled to Thailand, an increase of 7%, compared to the same period last year, whereby Eastern European including Austrians remained the fifth largest group and increased 17.3%.”Opening flights to Vienna, the capital of Austria and the aviation center for Central Europe, enables the Company to serve passengers in neighboring Eastern European countries within a 300 kilometer radius. These are countriessuch as Czech, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, and Slovenia, with a combined population of approximately 32 million people (Vienna catchment area). Information from Vienna Airport reports that 23.4 million passengers traveled to Vienna in 2016, an increase of 2.6% from 2015, whereby 73% of traffic were local passengers and 27% were transfer passengers.Austria holds high potential in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. The Republic of Austria ranked eighth out of 10 countries in the European Union in real GDP per capita in 2015 and 2016. However, air traffic right restrictions for flights between Austria and Thailand resulted in a slight reduction inthegrowth rate for Austrian tourist arrivals into Thailand, which continued to decrease in 2014-2016. In the first half of 2017, Austriantourist arrivals to Thailand have increased. By operating flights into Austria, THAI will effectively play a part in boosting tourist arrivals to Thailand.Due to several factors, opening new flights to Vienna, Austria, which is located in Central Europe and is the gateway to the European region, will help connect passengers to other cities in Europe and from Europe to Thailand through THAI’s route network.THAI will officially open its new flights to Bangkok-Vienna on 16 November 2017. Vienna is the capital of the Republic of Austria that has a geographically advantageous location, as it is beautifully situated in the midst of nature and surrounded by mountains. Centrally located, passengers can easily connect from Vienna to other cities in Europe and from Europe to Thailand conveniently on THAI’s network. Vienna is renown for its revered residents, such as Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. As the city of music, Vienna is famous for its classical composers as well as Imperial Palaces that include Schonbrunn Palace and the Museumsquartier baroque district. Also enjoy the pleasure of Viennese cuisine, the various meats and strudels as well as the world famous Sachertorte that has its origins in Vienna.THAI will operate roundtrip flights from Bangkok-Vienna, utilizing Boeing 777-300ER aircraft that is equip with 348 seats consisting of 42 seats in Royal Silk Class and 306 seats in Economy Class.Four roundtrip flights per week will be operated on Monday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, as follows:Flight Route Departure Arrival Days of ServiceTG936 Bangkok-Vienna 01.30hrs 07.00hrs Monday, Thursday, Saturday, SundayTG937 Vienna-Bangkok 13.30 hrs 05.20 hrs(arrival next day; local time) Monday, Thursday, Saturday, SundayFor further information, reservations, and ticketing assistance, please visit thaiairways.com, contact any THAI sales office or travel agent in Thailand, or call the THAI Contact Center at Tel. 02-356-1111 (24 hours a day).Mr. Norbert Kettner, Managing Director, Vienna Tourist Board, said, “Vienna’s appeal as a cosmopolitan city of music and culture, its globally networked economy and the multiple times it was named the most livable city in the world are just a few of the reasons for the great popularity of the Austrian capital – not only among the more than 6 million tourists, who visit the city each year, but also among international businesspeople. The Thai Airways direct flight connection from Bangkok will provide further strong impetus to Vienna and marks another step towards realizing our 2020 tourism strategy, which will see Vienna firmly positioned as a European gateway city in business, science and tourism.” Thai Airwaysbook your flights here Source = THAI
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