Woman in car shot at by bikeborne assailants in Dwarka

first_imgNew Delhi: In another case of street crime in Delhi a woman in late 30s was shot at by two unidentified bike-borne assailants near a five star hotel in Dwarka’s Sector 12 on Thursday morning.The incident took place around 8 am when she was coming back dropping her child to school in her car. An auto driver who witnessed the incident called the police and helped the victim. The victim has been identified as Kiren Bala (30), a resident of same locality, sustained a bullet wound in her neck. She immdiately lost control of the car as the bullet hit her, the car rammed into the footpath. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe assailants fled the spot soon after shooting her brandishing guns. It is believed that the bike borne men were chasing her vehicle as she moved out and waiting for a right time to strike. “Kiren is a housewife and a part-time property dealer,” a senior police officer said. According to a senior police officer the incident took place at around 8 am at a roundabout near Radisson Blu hotel. “Kiren was alone in the car when the incident took place. She sustained a bullet injury in her neck and was rushed to a nearby Veneketeswara Hospital with the help of an auto driver and passerby and said to be in critical condition,” he said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Preliminary investigation revealed that the woman was involved in a family dispute. She is resident of Dwarka Sector 12, and behind the incident it seems she was been targeted and intension was not to rob her as her all the valuables were intact in the car. After the incident the bike assailants fled away from the spot,” he added. Police are scanning the footage of CCTV cameras installed in the area. A few suspects have been detained in the case.last_img read more

Michael Redhill wins 100K Giller Prize for Bellevue Square

first_imgTORONTO – For more than a decade now, Toronto author Michael Redhill has been publishing mystery novels under the pseudonym Inger Ash Wolfe, but on Monday it was a piece of literary fiction bearing his actual name that won the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize.The thriller “Bellevue Square” (Doubleday Canada), about a woman on the hunt for her doppelganger in a multicultural neighbourhood of Toronto, was praised by jury members for its “complex literary wonders” as it nabbed the prestigious honour.Redhill seemed shocked as he accepted the prize and gave a tearful speech thanking his supporters as well as the late businessman Jack Rabinovitch, who founded the Giller Prize in 1994 in honour of his late wife, literary journalist Doris Giller.“I was a little more emotional than I was expecting to be — but life doesn’t prepare you for receiving a $100,000 cheque and then addressing people live across the nation, so I think I will probably have no memory of this evening in about 20 minutes, just to protect myself,” he said with a laugh in an interview after the awards ceremony.“Living as a writer, you sometimes surf on credit and goodwill, and this will make me a much better risk for the various people who may have to help me in the future,” he said. “But right now, I can row my own boat.”Redhill beat out titles by Eden Robinson, Rachel Cusk, Ed O’Loughlin and Michelle Winters, who each get $10,000 for being finalists.He started out as a literary writer, poet and novelist but branched out in the mystery genre in 2006.“Bellevue Square” was inspired by the things he learned when he was a mystery novelist and centres on a park in Kensington Market that “is a strange kind of clearing house for humanity,” he said.“It’s been 11 years since I published a book under my own name, so it’s fun to come out again,” said Redhill, who was born in Baltimore, but grew up in Toronto and was a Giller finalist in 2001 for “Martin Sloane.”“This is more of a literary novel that explores what is a person, what is consciousness, how do we know we are who we think we are and all those kinds of things.”In his acceptance speech, Redhill gave a toast to Rabinovitch, who died in August at age 87.This year’s gala, the 24th annual one, also commemorated him at the start of the show. Opera star Measha Brueggergosman gave a powerful performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” with a choir while photos of Rabinovitch, his family and friends were projected on screens beside the stage.“Jack would have been thrilled, as he always was, to be here surrounded by friends with whom he had deep, loving relationships, and in the company of authors he greatly admired,” his daughter Elana Rabinovitch, the Giller’s executive director, said before the televised show began.“That he is not here tonight and always seemed unthinkable and feels unbearable.”She also announced the winner, using her father’s famous Giller line: “For the price of a dinner in this town you can get all five books. So, buy the books and eat at home.”Comedy star and author Mary Walsh hosted the black-tie gala, which was broadcast on CBC-TV from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto.Other guests included actor Wendy Crewson, filmmakers Atom Egoyan and Patricia Rozema, Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins, and literary stars John Irving and Lawrence Hill.This year’s jury read 112 books submitted by 73 publisher imprints from across the country.The jury included Andre Alexis, Anita Rau Badami, Lynn Coady and Richard Beard.Alexis said the jury spent about three hours deciding on the winner Monday morning and described deliberations as “lovely.”“I was with four people whose intellect and openness I deeply respected. It was a difficult choice, but it was a wonderful process.”Last year’s winner was Madeleine Thien for “Do Not Say We Have Nothing.”Redhill said “Bellevue Square” is the first in a tryptic of novels and he’s already most of the way through writing the second one.“I don’t know if there will be any more mystery novels,”he said. “Inger has not left the room yet but for now, I have some books that are part of this grouping of novels that are very alive in me right now and that’s what I want to do.”last_img read more

Feds slammed for making injured veterans wait months to get support

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal government has been slammed in a watchdog’s new report for causing added frustration and stress to many injured veterans as they are forced to wait months longer than promised to find out if they qualify for disability benefits and other supports.Veterans ombudsman Guy Parent’s scathing report follows a review of hundreds of applications for assistance by former service members.Canadian veterans are told they can expect to find out within 16 weeks whether they are eligible for financial assistance and medical treatment for injuries related to their service. Parent’s review found that target was achieved when it came to applications by veterans from the Second World War and Korea, but roughly 70 per cent of applications from other veterans — including those who served in Afghanistan — experienced delays.The average turnaround time for those applications was 23 weeks or 29 weeks, depending on which files were counted, while more than a quarter of those took 32 weeks or longer — a situation that is getting worse thanks to a growing backlog of files.The findings were particularly troublesome for francophone and female veterans, some of whom have been waiting more than a year for a decision and whose files were disproportionately represented in those suffering from the longest delays.“Women wait longer than men; francophone applicants wait longer than anglophone applicants,” the report reads, adding: “Any differences in wait times for decisions should be based on need.”Yet Parent’s review also found Veterans Affairs Canada did not have any established process for identifying priority cases and that files were often addressed in a completely arbitrary manner.Compounding the problem is a total lack of transparency and communication, meaning veterans are largely kept in the dark about the status of their applications for assistance and have no idea when they will get a decision.“The most common complaint my office hears from veterans: the length of time it takes to get a disability-benefit decision from Veterans Affairs Canada,” says the ombudsman’s report.“The frustration and increased stress that this causes veterans and their families must be eliminated. They deserve to know when a decision can be reasonably expected.”The report is likely to stoke anger and frustration in many veterans who have already expressed disillusion with the Liberals ahead of next year’s election.The Liberals have repeatedly promised to improve service at Veterans Affairs, most recently by committing $42 million to address a growing backlog of applications, even as officials have blamed a surge in requests for assistance for the delays.Parent worried the issues identified in his review will only get worse once a controversial new pension for life for disabled veterans comes into effect next year, and he called for the government to redouble its efforts to fix the problem.“Now is the time to ensure that the planning and resources required to deliver disability benefits, both equitably and in a timely manner, are in place,” the ombudsman’s report says.“Lengthy turnaround times for disability benefit decisions is about more than monetary compensation for pain and suffering. Many applicants have unmet health needs that can be exacerbated by waiting for adequate treatment.”In an interview with The Canadian Press, Parent was decidedly agnostic when asked if Veterans Affairs needed to redouble its efforts to meet the 16-week target, suggesting that the department should first find out if the target is realistic.Yet he was adamant that officials needed to implement a way of prioritizing cases based on need and keep veterans appraised of the status of their applications.“As soon as you cannot meet that standard and you exceed it, for whatever reason there should be right away and automatic reply or personal contact with individuals to say: ‘We cannot meet the published standard.’”last_img read more

Indigenous youth visiting APTN meet with Prime Minister sit in on live

first_imgDennis WardAPTN National NewsIt’s not every day you get the chance to run into a sitting Prime Minister.But some youth associated with Winnipeg’s Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre did just that.APTN often gives tours, especially to Indigenous students. The youth from Ma Mawi knew there was a chance they’d get to see Justin Trudeau in-the-flesh. But they didn’t expect to speak with him, never mind shake his hand.In a rare turn of events, the youth were able to sit-in on APTN’s special interview with the Prime Minister.Some even got a little emotional.dward@aptn.calast_img

Indian shuttlers take on Malaysia eye knockout stage

first_imgNanning (China): India will start as favourites against a young Malaysian team sans legend Lee Chong Wei when they clash in a group 1D match of the Sudirman Cup here on Tuesday. India, who had reached the quarter-finals twice in the 2011 and 2017 editions, will have to overcome Malaysia, the 2009 semi-finalists, when they begin their campaign. Any hiccups against Malaysia will make their next clash against the mighty China a must-win battle. Malaysia were thrashed 0-5 by China in the opening match and a loss against India will see them bow out of the competition. The 13-member Indian team, seeded eighth this time, will look to draw inspiration from their sensational win over Malaysia en route to an unprecedented team gold at the Commonwealth Games 2018. India’s chances during the mixed team championship will depend on the quality singles players such as reigning BWF World Tour Finals winner PV Sindhu, 2019 Indonesia Masters champion Saina Nehwal, 2019 India Open finalist Kidambi Srikanth and BWF World Tour Finals semi-finalist Sameer Verma. Malaysia will be led by Goh Jin Wei and Soniia Cheah in women’s singles, while Lee Zii Jia will be entrusted with the responsibility in men’s singles in the absence of Chong Wei, who is still recovering from nose cancer. While India hold the edge in both, given the way Soniia stretched All England Championship Chen Yufei on Sunday, it will be interesting to see who India will select to field between World No. 5 Sindhu or Saina, ranked 9th. Srikanth has consistently reached the quarters but struggled to go beyond in 11 of his last 13 tournaments. He had a runner-up finish at the India Open and is expected to hold the edge against Zii Jia. Malaysia will need their doubles to put up a good performance to salvage hopes of making it to the knockout stage. Malaysia saw some promising performances this year from Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik and Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi in men’s doubles, Chow Mei Kuan and Lee Meng Yean in women’s doubles and Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Jemie Lai and Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing in mixed doubles. For India the return of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy after an injury gap will fuel India’s hopes in both men’s doubles and mixed doubles. Satwik, who recovered from a shoulder injury to make a title-winning comeback at the Brazil International Challenge recently, will form a formidable men’s doubles pair with Chirag Shetty, while pairing with the experienced Ashwini Ponnappa in mixed doubles. If India can quell the Malaysian challenge, they can go with a relaxed mind against the 10-time champions China on Wednesday.last_img read more

Moroccan Authorities Find Womans Decapitated Body in Ifrane

Rabat – Local inhabitants of the Oued Ifrane rural community in the Ifrane region in Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains, found a decapitated woman’s body in a deserted area of the region, on Friday.The woman, aged 24, was a Moroccan divorcee with one daughter, according to Moroccan media.According to Moroccan television channel TéléMaroc, the woman’s head was found about six meters away from the body. The gendarmerie and local authorities rushed to the crime scene to investigate the brutal murder.Read Also: Imlil Murders: Morocco’s BCIJ Arrests 5 More SuspectsThe authorities transported the woman’s body to the morgue of Azrou Regional Hospital for an autopsy. The motives for the murder are unknown, and police have not released any information about potential suspects. The murder comes just 11 days after terrorists murdered two young Scandinavian women near Imlil, 90 kilometers south of Marrakech.Shocked and horrified by the act of terror, Moroccans condemned the murder and expressed sympathy for the victims’ families on social media, on the streets, and in front of the Norwegian and Danish embassies in Morocco. read more

Greece 5 deny poor womens babies sold in illegal adoptions

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Five Greek and Georgian citizens have appeared in court on charges of belonging to a criminal organization that allegedly sold babies for adoption.All five denied the charges before a Thessaloniki magistrate on Friday. The two Georgian nationals are accused of being the ringleaders.The gang allegedly recruited pregnant Bulgarian women who were destitute and willing to give up newborns they might deliver. Authorities say the group sold babies to childless Greek couples.A total 12 people were arrested this week in connection with the alleged illegal adoptions and the alleged sale of human eggs. Another 54 have been charged with complicity.Police say it was one of the biggest and best-organized gangs of its kind in Europe. The continent’s Europol police agency assisted the investigation.The Associated Press read more

Corporate operating profits up 14 per cent in Q4 StatsCan

OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says Canadian corporations reported $72.5 billion in operating profits in the fourth quarter, up 1.4 per cent from the previous quarter.It says this was well below the 3.9 per cent increase recorded in the third quarter.It says operating profits increased in 13 of 22 industries, with insurance carriers and related activities reporting the highest increase, a rise of 29.7 per cent to $2.4 billion.Profits in construction rose 12.7 per cent to $4 billion, while information and cultural industries increased 7.4 per cent to $5.9 billion.In the non-financial sector, fourth quarter operating profits rose 2.1 per cent to $53.1 billion after a 3.4 per cent increase the previous quarter.In the financial sector, operating profits slipped 0.4 per cent to $19.4 billion, after rising 5.3 per cent in the third quarter. Corporate operating profits up 1.4 per cent in Q4: StatsCan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 26, 2013 8:55 am MDT read more

Lenovo bolts Start Menu bloatware onto Windows 8 systems

first_imgBringing back the Start Button apparently wasn’t enough for Lenovo. The world’s biggest PC manufacturer has decided to start shipping Pokki Menu — a Start Menu replacement app — on its systems. The goal, presumably, is to strike a nostalgic chord with folks who pick up a new Windows 8 system.The introduction of the tiled Start Screen and removal of the Start Button sparked plenty of heated discussion around Windows 8. Third party developers smelled the opportunity and offered up apps like Pokki to placate users who wanted to reap the benefits of a new OS without having to give up the familiarity of the old.But as Ars Technica points out, Pokki Menu isn’t just about familiarity. Indeed, it’s not a simple duplication of the Windows 7 Start Menu. ALl the key elements are there, but Pokki does quite a bit more than just bring back the Start Menu.Pokki also includes its own app store, and it pushes recommended apps right on the start menu. SweetLabs wants to make sure users know about its own Windows 8 apps, and it’s also hoping to generate some referral income from paid downloads.So what’s the story here? Was Lenovo’s decision to include Pokki sparked by customer complaints? Has Lenovo lost faith in Microsoft’s vision for the desktop?Perhaps it’s just a cash grab, as bloatware often is. Companies like SweetLabs (who develop Pokki Menu) are generally willing to pay big OEMs like Lenovo to preload their apps. SweetLabs is no doubt hoping to generate revenue on an ongoing basis through its app store and the recommendations it pushes to Lenovo users.Those who hate the Windows 8 Start Screen will be pleased to see Pokki on a Lenovo system. Those who hate bloatware, not so much. Based on previous experience with Lenovo’s systems, however, you’ll be able to uninstall it if you want to.last_img read more

The reunification of the marbles is a cultural oneway

first_imgThe International Conference on the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures was held at the auditorium of the Acropolis Museum in Athens last Monday 15 April and was attended by eminent scholars, archaeologists, historians, architects, barristers, politicians and chancellors.The event was organised by the Presidency of the Hellenic Republic, Greece’s Ministry of Culture and Sports, the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures and the Acropolis Museum.President of the Hellenic Republic Mr Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Minister for Culture and Sports Myrsini Zorba, President of the Acropolis Museum and other esteemed advocates for the repatriation of the Marbles, discussed the latest developments of the dispute as well as points that need to be taken into consideration when deciding the new calls to action.“It’s colour is, by turns, bright red, creamy white, rosy, tawny, ashy pale; its columns spring up like fair, round limbs, flushed with health; it overcomes you; it is so large and so strong, and so triumphant; no place seems more lusty and alive than this platform of ancient dead stone.” – It is with this quote from Virginia Woolf’s diary when she visited the Parthenon back in 1906 that Ms Zorba started her speech on the importance of the return of the marbles, stressing that “Greece is their birthplace; Athens is their city, while Acropolis and its museum is their natural habitat”.Marking the 37th anniversary from when the iconic Melina Mercouri first demanded the repatriation of the Parthenon sculptures as well as the celebrating the 10 years from the opening of the Acropolis Museum, Ms Zorba highlighted that “the Parthenon frieze remains dismembered and maimed. It is the open would caused by cultural vandalism, exposed to the eyes of humanity and to the 12 million visitors of the Museum that have the opportunity to witness this would up close, in every detail”.The Minister said that the reunification of the marbles is a “cultural one-way” in order for the monument of Parthenon to be restored in its integrity.“This is a constant liability that we have the obligation to resolve with dialogue. A liability historical, cultural, scientific, aesthetic, political and ethical.”The only ecumenical cultural monument, the Parthenon, has been for over 2500 years demanding our respect therefore “we are opposed to any idea of manipulation and any selfish calculation, any submission to logical arguments of any level, any dated request”.Ms Zorba ended her address by stating she is optimistic and hopeful that the Parthenon “will earn its reunification”, adding that the return of the sculptures to their birthplace is everyone’s responsibility, thanking everyone that has pursued this cause and advocated for the issue’s resolution.Meanwhile, Dimitris Pantermalis, professor and the curator of the Acropolis Museum stated that “for the first time, we now know the Ottoman side of the story of the Parthenon Marbles rather than just the English side”.Based on evidence through researching the Ottoman archives between 1800 and 1830, it was uncovered that the Ottoman Sultan gave permission to Lord Elgin only to conduct excavations around the Parthenon, not to take the Marbles.Contrary to the British Museaum’s claims, the Sultan, who was the absolute ruler of Greece at the time, never granted permission to transfer the sculptures outside of the Ottoman Empire, to which Athens then belonged.Commenting on the revelation, eminent Professor Paul Cartledge said that “it took an extraordinary set of circumstances that ripped the Parthenon sculptures away and it will take another extraordinary set of circumstances to reunite them and that Elgin’s so called Firman could never have allowed the willful destruction and theft that Elgin executed”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Inondations en Europe centrale au moins six morts

first_imgInondations en Europe centrale : au moins six mortsEurope – Six décès ont été recensés suite aux inondations survenues dans plusieurs pays d’Europe centrale, notamment la Pologne, la République tchèque, la Slovaquie et la Hongrie. On déplore également des milliers de sans-abri. Depuis 24 heures, des pluies diluviennes s’abattent en Europe centrale. Six personnes au moins sont décédées et des milliers d’autres se retrouvent à la rue. Une situation qui ne risque pas de s’arranger dans les jours à venir d’après les prévisions météo.Dans le sud de la Pologne, environ 2.000 personnes ont dû être évacuées. De même, 2.000 Slovaques ont dû être déplacés en Hongrie. Les trafics routiers et ferroviaires sont bien sûr fortement perturbés. Le 18 mai 2010 à 14:42 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

OBITUARY Richard T Holahan 86

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — It is with great sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of Richard T. Holahan who succumbed to a courageous battle with cancer on May 7, 2019. He passed peacefully with his loving family by his side.Richard was born in Arlington, Massachusetts on August 4, 1932 and grew up in Medford, Massachusetts where he graduated from Medford High School. He loved playing baseball and excelled at every level of the sport. The Oakland Athletics convinced Richard to sign a contract with them; however, he decided that his true “calling” was to follow in his father’s footsteps by serving his country.Richard entered the Korean War when he was 18 years of age. He stepped on that foreign soil as a boy. He returned home a man and a hero.After his honorable discharge he worked for Brinks, Incorporated and later decided that his selfless service should continue. Richard joined the Medford Fire Department in 1962 and served with this brotherhood until his retirement in 1992.Richard was predeceased by his mother Lillian J. Johnson, father George T. Holahan from Medford, Massachusetts and his brother George T. Holahan. Richard was the beloved husband of Barbara (Edgerly) Holahan of Wilmington, Massachusetts. Father and Step-Father to daughter, Colleen E. (Dowd) Murphy and husband Dennis from Londonderry, New Hampshire, Son Richard T. Dowd and wife Gwen from Fairfax, California, Daughter Kimberley A. (Dowd) Taulbee and husband Roger from Londonderry, New Hampshire and Daughter Kirsten Holahan from Wilmington, Massachusetts. Richard was also the grandfather and “Papa” to Tanya Lee Taulbee, Zachary Taulbee, Kevin Murphy, Emily Mae Murphy, Paris Dowd, Camden Dowd and Benjamin Frederick Holahan Banks who was his pride and joy, favorite boy and best form of medicine.Richard also loved his 4-legged companion of 12 years, Sofie (Curly), who passed away on November 18, 2018.Richard was a Loving, Dapper, Handsome, Strong, Unselfish, Funny, Kind and Caring Son, Brother, Husband, Hero, Father, Papa and Friend.He enjoyed spending time in Maine with his Forever Love and Beautiful wife Barbara.He loved woodworking, Painting, time in the sun, working in the yarf, listening to music and being with his dog.Rest with Peace my beloved father …Fly, Fly, Do not Fear,Don’t waste another breath and don’t shed another tear . . .Fly, Fly, the moment is right,Go now and find the light . . .Fly, Fly, to the sky, past the planets to the starsLeave this crazy world of ours . . .Escape your sorrow, with no more pain,Fly again-Beyond the hands of time, with no more reason, and no more rhyme . . .now that your soul is pure and free, Please do not Worry . . .As time goes by we will miss your more – wait for us at heaven’s door . . .The sun will rise, the sun will set but it’s you I won’t forget . . .Love you so very muchYour sense of humor and Superman Strength is unsurpassed . . .Our love for you will forever last . . . K.H“Better Days are Coming”R.T.H.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Wednesday, May 15th for Visitation from 10:00-11:00 a.m. immediately followed by a Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Veteran’s Section of Wildwood Cemetery in Wilmington.In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to Local Heroes, Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.Richard T. Holahan(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: John “Jack” Tannian, Jr., 89In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Raymond E. Piretti, Jr., 81In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: William J. “Bill” Wolfe, 75In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Comment Period on FEMA Disaster Declaration To Close

first_imgSunday, Aug. 31, is the deadline for comments to FEMA, or the Federal Emergency Management Agency, on a policy carrying out a law that would allow tribes to request emergency and major disaster declarations.Download Audio:As it is now, only state governors can request a federal disaster declaration. Tribes had requested the change saying it would save time if they didn’t have to wait for state action when they’re often the only governmental entity in the area.Ken Murphy, director of FEMA region ten, which includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, says requests for disaster declarations do have strings attached:“hazard mitigation plan.”FEMA in most cases only pays for 75 percent of the disaster and the government, in this case the tribal government, would be responsible for 25% of the cost. And then, some of the paperwork that’s required, such as having an emergency operations plan, or a hazard mitigation plan, are a part of the disaster declaration process.Some tribes have already suggested that the criteria be changed to accommodate smaller tribes.A summary of comments received as of August 8th is available at the FEMA website. The agency is accepting comments electronically at its website through Sunday.last_img read more

WHO terms DR Congo Ebola outbreak an emergency

first_imgA motor taxi driver gets his hands washed at an Ebola screening station on the road between Butembo and Goma on 16 July 2019 in Goma. Photo: AFPThe World Health Organisation on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern,” a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics.The year-old Ebola epidemic in eastern DR Congo, the second deadliest on record, has largely been contained to remote areas, but this week saw a patient diagnosed with the virus in provincial capital Goma, the first case in a major urban hub.”It is time for the world to take notice,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement, as he accepted the advice of his advisory board to invoke the emergency provision, activated by the UN health agency only four times previously.Those included the H1N1, or swine flu, pandemic of 2009, the spread of poliovirus in 2014, the Ebola epidemic that devastated parts of West Africa from 2014 to 2016 and the surge of the Zika virus in 2016.The Ebola virus is highly contagious and has an average fatality rate of around 50 per cent. It is transmitted to humans from wild animals and spreads among people through close contact with the blood, body fluids, secretions or organs of an infected person.Responders had hoped that this Ebola outbreak would be easier to control, thanks in part to a new vaccine.While more than 160,000 people in the affected provinces of North Kivu and Ituri have been vaccinated, containment efforts have been hampered by chronic unrest in the region and a lack of trust in communities for health workers.A panel of top WHO officials that met in Geneva on Wednesday to issue the emergency call expressed “disappointment about delays in funding which have constrained the response.”A fresh UN funding appeal for $700 million to cover the ensuing six months is expected in the coming days.Reacting to the emergency declaration, the president of Doctors Without Borders, Joanne Liu, called for “a change of gear” in the response to the outbreak.”We need to take stock of what is working and what is not working,” she said.Factfile on the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo that has left hundreds of people dead since April 2018. Photo: AFPThe International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies welcomed the decision, voicing hope that the emergency call “will bring the international attention that this crisis deserves.” Goma case ‘game-changer’ Since August last year, the DRC Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,600 people out of more than 2,500 cases.WHO has held off on making the emergency declaration on three previous occasions, but the confirmation of a case in North Kivu’s capital Goma escalated the crisis.Tedros this week called the Goma patient a “potential game-changer,” because the city is a “gateway” to Africa’s Great Lakes region and the wider world.The Goma patient has been described as an evangelical preacher who travelled to Goma from Butembo, one of the towns hardest hit by Ebola.He had reportedly touched several Ebola patients in Butembo and concealed his identity in order to evade health screenings while en route to Goma.The emergency committee cited the patient, who has died, as a “specific cause for concern”.Even if the risk of global spread is “still low”, the Goma case posed “worrying signs of possible extension of the epidemic,” the committee said.A city of about one million people, Goma sits on the northern shore of Lake Kivu, adjacent to Rwanda’s town of Gisenyi.It has a port that links to DRC city Bukavu and the South Kivu province as well as an airport with flights to the capital Kinshasa, Uganda’s Entebbe and Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.Checking temperatures at borders At the Goma-Gisenyi crossing on Wednesday, megaphone announcements instructed all travellers to wash their hands “to prevent Ebola sickness virus,” using basins of water with added bleach.Health workers wearing yellow high-visibility jackets took the temperature of people crossing the border, in both directions.WHO’s announcement provoked a mixed response from DR Congo’s health minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga, who has been critical of the motive of some non-governmental organisations in raising donations for the crisis.He said that while he “accepts” WHO’s decision, he hoped it was not “the result of pressure from different groups… who want to use the statement as an opportunity to raise funds for humanitarian actors”.”We hope there will be greater transparency and accountability by humanitarian actors in how they use their funds to respond to this Ebola outbreak,” he said in a statement.The WHO’s international health regulations, drafted in 2005, say that the emergency label should apply to a situation that is “an extraordinary event that poses a public health risk to other countries through international spread and that potentially requires a coordinated international response.”Some fear that making the emergency call could trigger border closures, which the head of the WHO emergency panel, Robert Steffen, strongly urged against.last_img read more

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New YouGov Galaxy research commissioned by Booking

first_imgNew YouGov Galaxy research commissioned by Booking.com has found 78% of Australian pet owners put their furry friends first when booking a holiday. Based on this research, Booking.com has launched a quest to find Australia’s most travel-savvy pet to help animal-loving holidaymakers pick their next getaway destination.Luke Wilson, Area manager for Australia at Booking.com spokesperson for Australia said: “The research clearly shows there is an appetite amongst Australians to enjoy holiday experiences with their pets. That’s why we have created a ‘Pet Pawtal’ to assist pet owners in finding accommodation options.“With more than 26% of our 28 million listings around the world being pet friendly, travellers are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a getaway with their furry friend.”In this new role, one lucky pup will be given a new ‘leash’ on life with the world’s most novel job: Booking.com’s world-first ‘Canine Travel Advisor’. The ultimate candidate will be passionate about travelling the globe and will require in-depth knowledge of the best wide-open spaces, sun bathing spots and holiday hotspots!The search begins as research has found 40% of Australians feel guilty leaving their pet behind when going on holiday, with Millennials leading the trend. 93% of Aussie millennials miss their pets throughout their break, and more than one in three go as far to say they miss their fur baby all day, every day! When it comes to choosing a travel buddy, nearly three quarters of Australian pet owners (70%) said they would prefer to travel with their pet, rather than their partner or mate. It’s no wonder they have long been known as a man’s best friend!Pet owners can nominate their pooch to be Booking.com’s World-first Canine Travel Advisor by visiting the Pet Pawtal HERE. booking.comdogspetslast_img read more

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first_img FILE – In this August 26, 2017, file photo, Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds performs at the LoveLoud Festival at Utah Valley University in Provo, Utah. Apple CEO Tim Cook is among those heading to Salt Lake City for a Saturday, July 28, 2018, music festival organized by Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds to support LGBT youth in the Mormon church. The appearance of the proudly gay CEO will show young people their “unlimited potential,” Reynolds said in a statement. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP) by Lindsay Whitehurst, The Associated Press Posted Jul 27, 2018 1:22 pm PDT Last Updated Jul 27, 2018 at 2:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Apple CEO, Imagine Dragons headed to festival for LGBT youthcenter_img SALT LAKE CITY – Apple CEO Tim Cook is among those headed to Salt Lake City for a music festival organized by Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds to support LGBT youth in the Mormon church.Reynolds says in a statement the appearance of the proudly gay CEO at the Saturday LoveLoud concert will show gay, lesbian and transgender teens their “unlimited potential.”Other headliners include dancer and singer Julianne Hough, DJ Zedd, and Tyler Glenn from the band Neon Trees.Reynolds is Mormon, and told The Associated Press last month the festival is a passion project born from watching friends struggle with their sexuality and feeling unwelcome in the faith.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints supports the festival’s aim of preventing bullying and suicide, though it’s also opposes same-sex marriage.last_img read more

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