H1N1 Vaccine to be Limited to Risk Groups Next Week

first_img Wash hands often with soap and water, especially after a sneeze or cough. When soap and water are not handy, alcohol-based hand sanitizers are an acceptable alternative. Cough and sneeze into elbow or sleeve. If using tissues, dispose of them appropriately and wash hands. Limit touching eyes, nose and mouth. Do not share drinking glasses, water bottles, mouth guards, cosmetics or eating utensils. Those with flu-like symptoms who are younger than five, pregnant, or younger than 65 with a chronic medical condition for which they receive regular medical care, should go to a family physician’s office, walk-in clinic or flu assessment centre. People with severe flu-like symptoms, such as shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, severe vomiting, high fever for more than three days, and confusion, should call 911 or go immediately to the local emergency room. People with flu-like symptoms who are otherwise healthy should stay home until they are feeling well. If their condition worsens, they should seek medical care. Because of national vaccine supply issues, Nova Scotia is changing its immunization strategy. Starting Monday, Nov. 2, H1N1 vaccine will be limited to those most at risk from the virus. These are: Pregnant women Children younger than five (from six months to 59 months) People living in First Nations communities Health-care workers in district health authorities, long-term care facilities and home-care agencies who provide direct care to patients. This includes family physicians, family practice nurses, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.center_img People who do not belong to one of these groups will not receive vaccine at this time. The province will re-assess its vaccine supply on an ongoing basis, and will offer immunization later to other groups, based on risk, as vaccine supply allows. “Today, because of the changing supply of vaccine, we’re adjusting our strategy to protect the most vulnerable Nova Scotians first,” said Dr. Robert Strang, the province’s chief public health officer. “I know people are concerned and have questions. I ask for Nova Scotians’ patience, calm and understanding as we work through these challenges.” Physicians’ offices will not receive H1N1 vaccine until further notice. Physicians who have received vaccine will be asked to only immunize people in the groups listed. Workplace immunization clinics for H1N1 will be postponed until further notice. Nova Scotians should watch for advertisements in their community, or visit www.gov.ns.ca/h1n1, for the most up-to-date information on community immunization clinics. As of today, Oct. 30, Nova Scotia has received 160,000 doses of adjuvanted H1N1 vaccine. The province expects to receive 12,500 doses of adjuvanted vaccine and 5,400 of unadjuvanted next week, significantly less than expected. Vaccine is being delivered to the provinces and territories weekly by the Public Health Agency of Canada, after each batch is quality tested. The supply each province receives is based on population. Dr. Strang said those not immunized right away should still take precautions to avoid illness:last_img read more

Bob Saget Returns As Host Of Cool Comedy – Hot Cuisine For

first_imgBob Saget will once again host Cool Comedy – Hot Cuisine, the Scleroderma Research Foundation’s (SRF) signature benefit, Tue., June 7 at the historic Fairmont Hotel.Saget, an SRF Board Member who lost his sister to scleroderma, will be joined in the fundraising effort for this often life-threatening disease by comedians Bill Bellamy and George Lopez, along with special musical guest the Goo Goo Dolls.Presented by Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Cool Comedy – Hot Cuisine benefits the Scleroderma Research Foundation — the nation’s leading nonprofit investor in medical research to find improved therapies and a cure for people living with scleroderma. The “Hot Cuisine” for the evening will be provided by celebrity chefs and restaurateurs Susan Feniger, also an SRF Board Member, and Mary Sue Milliken (both Bravo TV’s Top Chef Masters) who will prepare a multi-course dinner featuring dishes from their highly acclaimed Border Grill Restaurants.“Thanks to advances that the SRF is making possible, patients are living longer, fuller lives,” says Saget. “It is a direct result of the funds raised at Cool Comedy – Hot Cuisine that our progress is possible, and I am honored to be able to give back to the community in this way.”The success of Cool Comedy – Hot Cuisine events held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York has raised considerable awareness for scleroderma and enabled the Scleroderma Research Foundation to continue funding the innovative research that will bring hope and help improve the quality of life for patients suffering from this debilitating disease. Since its founding in 1987, the Foundation has taken a collaborative approach, bringing together some of the brightest minds in science to unravel the mystery of this complex autoimmune disease.The word scleroderma literally means “hard skin,” but the disease is much more than that, often affecting the internal organs with life-threatening consequences. In some cases, the joints and muscles are affected, resulting in severe pain and limited mobility. Vascular damage due to scleroderma can result in loss of fingers, toes and entire limbs.Cool Comedy – Hot Cuisine will include a cocktail reception, dinner, stand-up comedy and a musical performance by the Goo Goo Dolls. There will also be a live auction featuring unique packages, such as a premium sporting event experience: attend the Super Bowl, enjoy a Golden State Warriors game (with courtside shoot-around), root for the 49ers, and catch both the Giants and the A’s in style. Other packages include a dinner prepared in your home by 2016 Female Chef of the Year Dominique Crenn, and the opportunity to fly first-class to New York to attend the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and After-Party.Tickets for Cool Comedy – Hot Cuisine start at $250 with premium seats for $500, $1,000 and $2,500; tables of ten are available for $5,000; $10,000 and $25,000. All monies raised benefit the Scleroderma Research Foundation. Advance reservations are required.For more information, call (800) 441-CURE or visit www.sclerodermaRESEARCH.org.last_img read more

Minister Calls For Toughening Law Against Bribery

Marrakech – Mohamed El Ouafa, Minister of General Affairs, called for an expansion of the powers of the Moroccan Central Commission for the Prevention of Bribery in a statement in front of a parliamentary committee on Thursday.The Minister introduced the basic tenets of a new law that aims at enlarging the powers of the Commission, which is headed by Abdessalam Boudrar.“The text comes on time, as it’s introduced on the eve of the International Forum of Human Rights, which is being held in Marrakech,” said a member of the parliament from the majority. The law, which is being examined by the Justice Commission, aims at transforming the Central Commission for the Prevention of Bribery from an advisory commission into a decision-making body.Abdsslam Boudrar emphasized that the Commission should not be a place for debate, but an effective tool to be used against bribery.“By enhancing the powers of the center, it could conduct investigations and submit judicial complaints, in addition to several other powers,” he added.A report issued by the US State Department last March said that corruption is rife in all branches of Morocco’s government.“Corruption was a serious problem in the executive branch, including police, as well as the legislative and judicial branches of government,” the report said.Edited by Timothy Filla© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

World Bank Planning USD 650 Million Loans for Morocco

Rabat – As part of its partnership strategy with Morocco, the World Bank is programming three major loans for the Kingdom for the period of 2018-2022, totalling USD 650 million. These loans, currently awaiting approval, concern youth employment and entrepreneurship, the development of agri-food value chains and solar energy.The biggest share of these loans will be invested in solar energy, as the World Bank is issuing a USD 400 million loan to co-finance Noor Midelt, the largest solar complex in the Noor plan with a capacity of up to 800 megawatts (MW).In addition to this loan, which will have to be approved by the end of the year by the World Bank Group’s Board of Directors for the profit of Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN), the World Bank and the government plan to launch the Agri-Food Value Chain/Agribusiness Value Chain Program. The Bank proposes to support this project through USD 200 million loan to be awarded by early 2018 to the Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and forests.The program aims to increase the competitiveness and profitability of all actors in the agri-food sector, for both agricultural and industrial sectors, by enabling better collaboration between producers (especially small producers), processors (especially SMEs), distributors, marketing specialists, and food services, as well as providing easier access to markets with high quality products.The program will thus help achieve the objectives of the Green Morocco Plan and the Industrial Acceleration Plan of transforming the agro-food sector into a source of sustainable growth and inclusive economic development, and to make it more competitive especially for export.The third loan of USD 50 million is to co-finance a project aimed at improving access to economic opportunities for young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and their active participation in community life. This project, to be approved this year, will be led by the Ministry of Youth and Sport in partnership with the Ministry of Employment.The project offers integrated solutions to increase access to economic opportunities for young people, especially the least educated, by combining learning and employability measures for the population. It also proposes actions to complement or fill gaps in existing education and employment programs by providing practical development of skills for disadvantaged youth in their respective communities.The main projects to be financed by the World Bank for the 2018-2021 period will not be revealed until next September when the future partnership strategy is approved. This document will include, among others, the development priorities on which the World Bank Group will focus in its cooperation with Morocco and the level and type of financial support it will mobilize for the benefit of the country over the period. read more

Cops to get tough on bicycles

The police have decided to take action on people who ride bicycles at night without a tail light.A statement by the police media unit said that several accidents have been reported in parts of the country in the recent past involving bicycles. The police said that most accidents have occurred as the bicycles did not have tail lights and so could not be spotted at night by vehicles coming from behind. The police said that under the law all bicycles must have the red tail light when out at night. As a result the police have decided to crack down on people riding bicycles out at night without a tail light. (Colombo Gazette)

Fonterra back on track in Sri Lanka

Subsequent tests found that there was no DCD in the impounded product, or any other Fonterra product, but by then the damage was done. Fonterra’s Sri Lanka business has fully recovered after a 2013 food safety scare sparked public protests and forced the temporary closure of its operations in the country, the New Zealand Herald reports.Leon Clement, managing director of Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka, said it was business as usual after the disruption of 2013, which saw Sri Lankan authorities ban the sale of Fonterra milk products after discovering what they said was the nitrate dicyandiamide (DCD) in two batches of milk powder. Despite its small size, Sri Lanka is an important market for Fonterra. It counts as one of the co-operative’s four “leadership” markets – markets were it plays a leading role in the local dairy sector. The others are New Zealand, Chile and Malaysia.Clement, who rose through Fonterra’s ranks through its unit Tip Top, said the DCD incident, while serious at the time, was a “blip” in the company’s successful history 35-year history in Sri Lanka.“At the time, there was a lot of misinformation around about our products,” Clement said. “Thankfully, based on the strength of our brand here, and I think the real passion that our people displayed, we are able to turn the business around and get it back on track.” Clement said the company had recovered but the issue had highlighted the need for Fonterra to become more engaged in the local industry in the countries where it operates.Sri Lanka’s dairy industry is in an emerging stage and Fonterra’s focus is on trying to make dairy farming families more profitable and sustainable. The incident, which came as Sri Lanka looked to decrease its reliance on foreign dairy products and increase its domestic supply – forced the shutdown of Fonterra’s plants for a week, with its 750 or so local staff being sent home for their safety. “Within six months we were back – in terms of markets share – to where we were. The economic impact took longer – about a year – to turn around. read more

Primary school children need to learn about intellectual property Government agency says

first_imgThe IPO, which is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, is leading the government’s efforts to crack down on internet piracy and protect the revenues of Britain’s creative industries.A report published last year by the IPO found that the rise of quick and easy illegal streaming services has scuppered declines in internet piracy.Since 2013, piracy has fallen from a high of 30pc of internet users, a drop that has been credited to the rise of convenient streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify replacing illegal downloads.But illegal channels have sought to replicate their success by offering on-demand streaming access instead of downloads.The IPO – formerly known as the Patent Office –  already produces teaching materials for GCSE students, but this is the first time it has branched out into materials aimed at primary school children.This is not the first time that the Government has attempted to explain complex issues to children.In 2016, HM Revenue & Customs produced a Junior Tax Facts video for eight- to 11-year-olds, which explained, among other things, that the VAT on sweets meant they were taxpayers too. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. It is already too late to try teaching teenagers about copyright, says Catherine Davies, head of the IPO’s education outreach departmentCredit: Peter Byrne It is already too late to try teaching teenagers about copyright, says Catherine Davies, head of the IPO’s education outreach department Primary school children should be taught about copyright law and intellectual property amid a rise in social media, a Government agency has said.The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a raft of teaching resources and videos aimed at helping children aged seven to 11 learn about piracy, patents and trademarks.Catherine Davies, head of the IPO’s education outreach department, said that children start using technology and social media at an increasingly young age, so by the time they are teenagers it is already too late to teach them about respecting copyright laws. “We have done a lot of work with teenagers and we have found by that point, they might have already picked up bad habits of picking things up from illegal sources,” she told The Sunday Telegraph. “That is one of the reasons we have gone to the younger children.”She said that teaching primary school children about copyright is important “preparatory” work, and “plants the seed” for when they come across concepts of copyright and piracy later on.last_img read more

Launch of the OneGeologyEurope Web GeoPortal

first_imgOn October 27, in Paris, the closing event of OneGeology-Europe will take place (http://www.onegeology-europe.org/). Experts from the Geological Surveys of Europe will explain how this innovative project can facilitate decision-making on land-use planning, and can be used to benefit the daily lives of European citizens. It aims to deliver the first ever dynamic, multilingual, internet geological map of Europe available for free, and creates the foundation for many tasks including mineral resource evaluation.last_img

Women on State boards on the rise as talent bank boosts numbers

first_img Wednesday 8 Mar 2017, 6:03 AM Short URL THE NUMBER OF women on State boards has increased by 2.2% in the last three years.In July 2014, the Department of Justice approved new measures to promote gender balance on State boards, by launching a pilot project to develop a ‘talent bank’ of women who would be prepared to serve on state boards.These women were made available to ministers and other nominating bodies when positions were being appointed.40% targetPreviously, the representation on State boards stood at 36.2%, falling short of the 1993 target set at a minimum of 40%.The latest figures from government show the current average across all State boards stands at 38.4%.A government spokesperson said that some boards have reached their target and have 40% of women on their boards.Yesterday, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald briefed her Cabinet colleagues on the improvements made and informed them that some boards which hit the target of 40% are to be given a new target of 45%. The new target aims to encourage momentum and progress.Addressing the Central Bank’s women’s networking event on Monday, Fitzgerald said targets for gender balance at board level is not new.She said she would continue to remind ministers and nominating bodies to be alert to the need for gender balance in such appointments. Share4 Tweet Email 6,538 Views Image: Shutterstock/Blend Images Image: Shutterstock/Blend Images Mar 8th 2017, 6:03 AM center_img Enda Kenny: ‘No nuns broke into our homes to kidnap our children – we gave them up’>Read: Vera Twomey has finally arrived at the Dáil after her 260km trek for her daughter> By Christina Finn https://jrnl.ie/3275585 19 Comments Women on State boards on the rise as ‘talent bank’ boosts numbers A target of 40% female representation has been set for State boards. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Greek Queenslander returns home

first_imgResidents of disaster struck Emerald, in Queensland’s central highland region, are returning to their homes, after worsening floods forced evacuations over Christmas and New Year’s. Local resident George Moisidis said the flood ravaged area, which received up to 160 mm of rain, is returning to normal. Mr Moisidis told Neos Kosmos his house was lucky to escape damages. “The flooding was bad, the weather was very strong, but my house is higher above ground so it didn’t have any damage,” he said. Mr Moisidis, who works for a farm further north of Emerald, said some of the crops, mainly grapes, were ruined, though most survived the ordeal. “In one town on another farm, they lost all their grapes, but here there is not much damage,” he said. “Rockhampton is very bad, it’s worse down there and there’s so much rain. Most people here are back in their houses; everything is normal,” he said. “I still feel very safe here; things are looking up.” Mr Moisidis’ neighbour and friend Jim Bechaz described the flooding as “a bit of a drama,” with supermarkets, hospitals and ambulances all unable to function. On the Western side of Emerald, Coles supermarket was one metre under water while Woolworths supermarket experienced floodwaters 30 cm high. The supermarkets are currently in the process of restocking and were expected to re-open this week. “You couldn’t get to the local hospital, you couldn’t drive there, you couldn’t get out of the airport from the Eastern side, if you were on the southern or western side you were stuck; the only way to the airport was by chopper,” Mr Bechaz said, adding that ambulances and doctors services were temporarily posted in different locations, though could not gain access to many areas due to roads being closed. The Capricorn Highway was reopened after 9am on Monday, as floodwaters receded. Mr Bechaz, who moved all his furniture onto his roof on New Year’s Eve to avoid flood damage, said the scene was “like World War III”. “There were choppers everywhere, with big bags to do food drops, especially in lots of outlying areas,” he said. “They’ve had to fly in supplies, they can bring stuff in from Townsville and from the north, but that’s the only way to come in”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Greek Australian travellers crashed

first_imgMany Greek Australians might be faced with a hard landing even before they board the plane to the motherland this year. Anyone planning to travel to Greece with an Australian passport alone will not be allowed to remain in the country for a period longer than 90 days.Airline staff and passport control staff will demand proof that the ticket-holder has dual citizenship and therefore the right to remain in the country of destination for more than 90 days without a visa.If travellers fail to provide proof of Greek citizenship their trip will be cancelled.In the past year airlines have implemented stricter controls, and according to travel agents there have been several unfortunate incidents involving Greek Australians already.As summer holidays approach for the northern hemisphere, many community members will be travelling to Greece, and a large number will be up for an unpleasant surprise.Neos Kosmos reached out to the Greek Consulate in Australia, and the Greek Embassy is bound to make an announcement within the next few days.Until then, travellers are advised to keep in mind that under current legislation, the mention of Greece as the passport holder’s birthplace does not constitute proof of citizenship. Both parents being Greek citizens is a prerequisite to be eligible for Greek citizenship. The querent having been born in Greece does not mean they are entitled to Greek citizenship. It is therefore up to the passport control officer’s best judgement if they will accept place of birth as proof of citizenship when only travelling with an Australian passport.To be able to board a plane to Greece with a return date more than 90 days past departure date, one should hold a Greek passport or or a Greek identification card. The passporttakes four weeks to be issued from the date the application is submitted and the Greek id can only be issued in Greece.Taking into consideration the urgency of the issue, the Greek Embassy in Australia has informed Neos Kosmos that those scheduled to travel within the next few weeks should book an appointment with the Greek Consulate in order to issue a certificate that verifies their Greek citizenship for the cost of 10 euro.TRAVELLERS HOLDING PASSPORTS EXPIRING WITHIN SIX MONTHS ALSO IN TROUBLEMeantime, another change in regulations regarding overseas travel is bound to affect Australians whose passports expire within six months of their return date. To avoid further inconvenience ensure that your passport is renewed or that it has at least a six-month window from your prospective return date if you are planning to travel overseas. For example, if you are returning to Australia on 20 July 2018, your passport should be valid until after 20 January 2019 for you to be allowed out of the country. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

None of Jupiters New Satellites Are Named Moony McMoonface

first_img NASA Greenlights Europa Clipper Design, ConstructionStudy: Young Jupiter Was Smacked Head-On By Large Newborn Planet #NameJupitersMoons Pandia!! daughter of Zeus and Selene, goddess of moon’s.Also our schools logo/mascot is a panda, very similar name. The Astro club chose this name! Our village used to provide London zoo with bamboo for the pandas that lived there. pic.twitter.com/wR0940PHNc— emma hugo (@emmabray182) March 20, 2019S/2018 J1 is ErsaErsa, goddess of dew and daughter of a Moon goddess, is a pretty good name for a Jovian satellite.Submissions poured in from the 12th grade students of Saint Sauveur High School in France, the entire 5th grade at Hillside Traditional Academy in British Columbia, and four-year-old lunar expert Walter (who also proposed Selene and Pandia). Stay on target Five of Jupiter’s newly identified moons have been officially christened.In July 2018, the Carnegie Institute for Science unveiled 12 more Jovian satellites; this year, it enlisted the public to help name some of them.The research organization set out very strict rules: Jovian naming conventions, according to astronomer Scott Sheppard, require its many moons to be given the title of a descendent or lover of Jupiter (Roman mythology) or Zeus (Greek mythology).Other restrictions include maximum character length (no more than 16, and preferably one word), as well as the final letter of each name (“a” or “e,” depending on the direction of a satellite’s orbit).Existing moon and asteroid names are obviously out of the question.Carnegie solicited suggestions for three months earlier this year; submissions ranged from the scholarly to the silly—including the inevitable Moony McMoonface.“And a surprisingly large number of people who felt strongly about naming the moons after a beloved pet,” the organization wrote in a recent announcement. “We combed through them all—even the ones that blatantly disregarded the rules—and passed the best ones on to the International Astronomical Union.”The IAU on Friday published the winners:S/2017 J4 is PandiaDaughter of Zeus and Selene, and sister of Ersa, Pandia is the goddess of the full moon. She was also one of the most popular names entered into the contest.Carnegie’s favorite submission came from Cornwall, England’s Lanivet School Astronomy Club. @JupiterLunacy Our 4-year-old resident moon expert Walter would like to submit 3 name options for Jupiter’s new moons: Selene (Greek goddess of the moon and lover of Jupiter/Zeus) and their daughters Pandeia and Ersa. #NameJupitersMoons https://t.co/2YG2Q85Dyz— Lindsey Hansen (@Thoreson) April 15, 2019S/2003 J5 is EireneGoddess of peace Eirene is the daughter of Zeus and Themis.The entry that caught Carnegie’s eye was submitted on behalf of a 10-year-old who loves Greek and Roman folklore.S/2003 J15 is PhilophrosynePhilophrosyne is the spirit of welcome and kindness, the granddaughter of Zeus, and the sister of Eupheme.The winning submission was from an 11th grade history class with a penchant for mythology.S/2003 J3 is EuphemeSister of Philophrosyne, granddaughter of Zeus, and the spirit of praise and good omen.A Twitter account dedicated to moons posted several videos about the contest, including one that contained bids for Eupheme and sister Philophrosyne.“I was blown away by the enthusiastic response for this contest,” Sheppard said. “I hope the thought of these moons let everyone ponder the wonder and amazement that is our universe.”Last summer, a team of astronomers (including Sheppard) stumbled upon a new revelation: A dozen more moons orbiting Jupiter, bringing the planet’s total to a whopping 79.Nine of the discoveries are part of an outer swarm that orbit in the opposite direction of Jupiter’s rotation; these retrograde satellites take about two years to circle the planet, and are likely remnants of larger bodies that broke apart during collisions.Another two were spotted among the inner group of moons, which orbit in the prograde (same direction), and take slightly less than a year to travel around Jupiter. They are thought to be fragments of a previously crumbled moon.The final sighting—”a real oddball,” according to the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Scott Sheppard—has a unique, 1.5-year orbit that crosses the outer retrograde planetoids: a cosmic recipe for destruction.It is also suspected to be Jupiter’s smallest planetoid, measuring in at less than 1 mile in diameter.Scientists proposed naming it Valetudo, after Roman god Jupiter’s great-granddaughter, the goddess of health and hygiene.More on Geek.com:Young Jupiter Was Smacked Head-On By Large Newborn PlanetNASA Invites U.S. Students to Name Mars 2020 RoverHelp Name a Planetary Systemlast_img read more

We dont have many spare parts right now – Inter head

first_imgInter head coach Luciano Spalletti said the club need more new signings to be able to defeat reigning Serie A champions Juventus.After a loss to Chelsea, Inter’s head coach Luciano Spalletti believes there should be more signing by Inter before the transfer window closes.Inter have been busy in the transfer market, signing Radja Nainggolan, Lautaro Martinez, Stefan de Vrij, Kwadwo Asamoah and Matteo Politano.However, Spalletti believes they need more signings to challenge reigning champions Juventus, never minding that they are reportedly closing in on Atletico Madrid and Croatia full-back Sime Vrsaljko“Transfers? We don’t have many spare parts right now,” Spalletti said as quoted in FourFourTwo.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I’d like to make it known that we’ve played a lot with the same players, without those who are injured and have been with their national teams.”Spalletti added: “It’s the speed in implementing quality that makes the difference. Vrsaljko? There are no problems, the club have a plan in mind and we have to wait.“It seems clear to me that the market isn’t over yet. Whoever finishes top of our league has two teams for when you go to play in the cups, which take away your energy, or after two or three days, when you have to change six players.“Then there are injuries. We need another goalkeeper, Icardi’s deputy…  That’s how it goes, so we’re working towards it and we’re close to completing our squad.”last_img read more

LAPD arrest social media personality Ray Diaz in San Diego

first_img July 12, 2019 Posted: July 12, 2019 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Los Angeles police this morning arrested a social media personality Raymundo Diaz in San Diego on suspicion of sexual assault.Diaz, 33, who is known online as Ray Diaz, was arrested by detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division’s Special Assault Section about 5 a.m. in San Diego, according to the LAPD.San Diego police assisted in the arrest of the Hollywood resident, the LAPD reported.Details about the alleged assault were not released, but according to media reports, an investigation was launched after videos surfaced that appeared to show him assaulting an underage teen girl he was reported to have been dating.Diaz, who has claimed the video depicted an acting exercise and not an actual assault, was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail, according to the LAPD. After a thorough investigation, LAPD Detectives from the elite Robbery-Homicide Division Special Assault Section arrested 33 yr old social media personality “Ray Diaz” for sexual assault in San Diego, CA, w/ the assistance of San Diego PD. Raymundo Diaz bail is set at $500,000.00— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 13, 2019center_img KUSI Newsroom, LAPD arrest social media personality ‘Ray Diaz’ in San Diego Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

McDonalds to close 169 outlets in India Not lovin it VIDEO

first_img McDonald’s to close 169 outlets in India McDonald’s India has announced it will close nearly 169 McDonald’s outlets in northern and eastern India after the it decided to terminate a franchise agreement with its Indian partner.The American fast-food giant said its India partner violated the terms of the franchise agreement, including reneging on payment of royalties.The franchisee agreement was between its India arm McDonald’s India Private Ltd (MIPL) and Vikram Bakshi-headed Connaught Plaza Restaurants Ltd (CPRL)The global fast food joint runs close to 430 outlets across the country.In June, it shut 43 of the 55 McDonald’s eateries in Delhi following CPRL failing to get the mandatory regulatory health licences renewed.McDonald’s is currently looking for a new partner to continue its business in the concerned outlets spanned across North and East India.The outlets will remain open in south and west India, where it uses a different franchise operator.Are you lovin’ it?For more videos, click here. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.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 …center_img Closelast_img read more

Around 10 dead in Russia metro blast

first_imgA picture shows the damaged train carriage at Technological Institute metro station in Saint Petersburg on April 3, 2017. Around 10 people were feared dead and dozens injured Monday after an explosion rocked the metro system in Russia`s second city Saint Petersburg, according to authorities, who were not ruling out a terror attack. Photo: AFPAround 10 people were feared dead and dozens injured Monday after an explosion rocked the metro system in Russia’s second city Saint Petersburg, according to authorities, who were not ruling out a terror attack.President Vladimir Putin said investigators were looking into all possible causes for the explosion — “accidental, criminal and first of all … terrorist.”Pictures screened on national television showed the door of a train carriage blown out, as bloodied bodies lay strewn on a station platform.Emergency services vehicles rushed to the scene at the Technological Institute metro station, a key transport hub.Andrei Kibitov, a spokesman for the Saint Petersburg governor, said: “We don’t know the exact number of those killed, but it is about 10 people.”He added that about 50 people were injured, two of which were undergoing emergency surgery.The blast caused scenes of confusion, with traffic blocked on Moskovsky Prospect, a busy throughfare and emergency vehicles rushing to the station.”My mom was in the metro, I don’t know what’s happened to her, I can’t get hold of her,” one woman, Natalia, told AFP outside the station as she was trying to make a phone call on her mobile.The spokesman for Russia’s national anti-terrorism committee (NAK), Andrei Przhezdomsky, said in televised remarks that the blast occurred at 2:40pm local time (1140 GMT) and that it was looking into its causes.Przhezdomsky said “the blast happened in a train carriage between the stations Technological Institute and Sennaya (Square),” which are next to each other on a busy line in the city centre.The metro network announced it was shutting down entirely after evacuating all passengers and Russia’s Investigative Committee also launched a probe into the blast.The Moscow metro also tweeted that it was “taking additional security measures” as required by law in such situations. Putin ‘condolence’Putin, who was holding a meeting near Saint Petersburg in his official Strelna presidential palace, offered “condolences” to those hurt in the blast.While there was no immediate indication as to what caused the blast, Russia’s security services have previously said they had foiled “terrorist attacks” on Moscow’s public transport system by militants, some of whom were trained by Islamic State jihadists in Syria.And Russia’s public transportation systems have been targeted by attacks in the past.In 2013, Russia was hit by twin suicide strikes that claimed 34 lives and raised alarm over security at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.A bombing at the main railway station of the southern city of Volgograd killed 18 people on while a second strike hit a trolleybus and claimed 16 lives.A suicide raid on Moscow’s Domodedovo airport that was claimed by Islamic insurgents from the North Caucasus killed 37 people in January 2011.That strike was claimed by the Caucasus Emirate movement of Islamist warlord Doku Umarov.Russia beefed up its security over the holiday period in the wake of the attack on the Berlin Christmas market that killed 12.Authorities placed heavy trucks at road intersections to block off areas where public festivities were taking place after the attack in the German capital that was claimed by the Islamic State group.Russia has intervened militarily to bolster Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in September 2015, turning the tables on the battlefield just as rebel forces were strengthening their hold on key areas.Russian bombardments helped the regime retake rebel areas in the east of the northern city of Aleppo after four years of fighting.More than 310,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict broke out in March 2011 with protests against Assad’s rule.last_img

Angry Birds Go iOS racing game includes a car that costs 100

first_imgAngry Birds has earned developer Rovio enough money to make whatever games they want. But that hasn’t stopped the company continuing to mine the Angry Birds IP for new revenue streams, with the latest one being Angry Birds Go!–a racing game for iOS.Angry Birds Go! isn’t officially released until December 11, but received a soft launch in New Zealand today which has revealed some pretty shocking pricing. You see, Angry Birds Go! is a freemium game, and aims to make its money from those dreaded recurring microtransactions.The game is free-to-play, but as with most freemium titles most of the content is locked away until you start spending money, and limits are in place for certain features. Racing earns you coins in very small quantities that can be used to upgrade your car, but Rovio would much prefer you to buy the premium in-game currency called gems and use them to get more coins faster.Power-ups are also limited. You can use them free a couple of times, but then you either have to wait for them to become available again, or, you guessed it, buy more gems to unlock them. Those upgrades extend to buying new cars, which range in price based on their capabilities. The most shocking “microtransaction” has to be for the Big Bang Special Edition car, which Rovio want $99.99 for. Ridiculous, right?If that wasn’t enough in the way of restrictions, your birds also get tired. They have energy, which depletes over the course of five races. After that you have to let them rest or they magically become reinvigorated if you spend some more cash.Everything about Angry Birds Go! screams “avoid!” to me as it’s more money generator than it is game from initial impressions. With this only being a soft launch, Rovio still has time to tweak how restricted the game is and also to rethink the pricing. Seriously, who thought that charging $100 for an in-game car was a good idea at Rovio?last_img read more

PlayStationInspired Nikes Perfect for the Court or Couch

first_img PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Project Scarlett: Everything We KnowGet Ready For Sony’s PlayStation Cinematic Universe Stay on target PS meets PG in a new sneaker collaboration between PlayStation and NBA star Paul George.The Oklahoma City Thunder forward debuted his second signature shoe, the PG2 “PlayStation” colorway, during Saturday’s matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers.Relatively understated—navy and black with flecks of pink and teal—the footwear combines George’s two passions: video games and basketball.“If you know me, you know my game never stops,” he wrote in a guest PlayStation blog post. “Whether I’m at home or on the road, I’m always playing on my PS4.The back heel of the left shoe has a unique PSN voucher code, redeemable for a Paul George Dynamic Theme for PS4 (via PlayStation blog/Nike)“Just like basketball, I’ve had a knack for video games since I was a kid,” George continued. “If I saw something cool while I was playing, I’d go outside and try it on the court or the field. So in a way, sports and video games were always feeding off one another for me.”Subsequently, the PG2 features a host of PlayStation nods, including a light-up logo on the tongue, iconic symbols embossed in leather, and classic-colored eyelets. The back heel of the left shoe also comes with a unique PSN voucher code (redeemable for a Paul George Dynamic Theme for the PS4, teased on the sock liner).“As a kid, I’d make sketches of what I wanted my Nike shoes to look like because it’s something I’ve always wanted to be a part of,” George reminisced. “Now I have the opportunity to make something very special and personal to me with the help of two of my favorite brands.”The shoe features a host of PlayStation-specific nods, including the starry graphic from the dynamic theme, available for PS4 with the sneakers’ unique code (via PlayStation blog/Nike)George dipped his toes into the fashion business last year, when he debuted the PG1 Basketball Shoe, designed for “full-court ferocity,” according to manufacturer Nike.The unassuming sneaker—altogether plain compared to the vivid PG2—comes with a forefoot strap for stability, an inner sleeve for comfort, a thick sockliner for cushioning, and a low-profile Nike Zoom Air unit “to keep you hustling on every play.”Available in neon yellow, the PG1 sells for $110; a customizable version costs $130.George’s limited-edition PG2 “PlayStation” colorway, meanwhile, is scheduled for a global launch on Feb. 10. Pricing was not revealed.View as: One Page Slides1. Paul George debuts PG2 “PlayStation” colorway sneaker(via PlayStation blog/Nike)2. PG2 “PlayStation” colorway(via PlayStation blog/Nike)3. PG2 “PlayStation” colorway blueprints(via PlayStation blog/Nike)4. PG2 “PlayStation” colorway blueprints(via PlayStation blog/Nike)5. PG2 “PlayStation” colorway(via PlayStation blog/Nike)6. PG2 “PlayStation” colorway blueprints(via PlayStation blog/Nike)Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Iberra says state to have better prepared officers

first_img“This year we will have a much higher technological capacity than we have now, in addition to having trained personnel. There are municipalities where 60 percent of the agents do not have the capacity to be municipal police,” he explained. “Facilities are being prepared in Benito Juarez where will the headquarters will be located. This will allow having better prepared police to face the violence.” Cancun, Q.R. — The head of public security says that a state police academy is in the works for Cancun that will see officers better prepared. “ I am amazed that in 120 days, we have managed to have information in Quintana Roo that did not exist before in terms of criminal incidences in homicides, for example, with the massacre that was perpetuated in Benito Juárez there have been advances, arrests within 48 hours of the crime, something that did not happen before. “What encourages us is to have trained personnel that know the area. Tentatively, before the end of February, we also hope to unburden the issue we have of the 50 police officers who have not been able to pass the control and confidence test,” he said. He also added that “The perception of the citizenship will be attached to what happens in the streets,” adding that “We are achieving an adequate research process. Secretary of Public Security of the State, Alberto Capella Ibarra said “We will have a State Academy of Higher Studies of Quintana Roo where municipal and state police will be prepared. “I think we are on the right track,” he said.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Capella Ibarra spoke of the importance of preparing the police elements saying that until now, the municipalities of Isla Mujeres, Benito Juárez, Tulum and Cozumel are part of the Single Command, however, in Cozumel, he indicated that they are in the process of bringing in state police to start operations in the recently-made base. last_img read more