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EU welcomes Sri Lanka as 163rd State Party to mine ban convention

“Many Sri Lankans suffered, and continue to suffer from the consequences of the use of Anti-Personnel Mines during the conflict in the country. In acceding to the Convention, Sri Lanka increases the safety and security of its people and commits itself to all obligations of the Convention, including clearing minefields, destroying stockpiles and assisting victims. The accession of Sri Lanka to the Convention is an important step in the further universalisation of the Convention, which is already now a global norm,” a statement by an EU spokesperson said. The European Union is a staunch and consistent supporter of the strengthening of the Ottawa Treaty. All 28 EU Member States have acceded to the Convention and the EU says it is determined in pursuing its objectives and promoting its universalisation and full implementation. The European Union (EU) says it is pleased to welcome Sri Lanka as the 163rd State Party to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.On 13 December 2017, Sri Lanka deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction (commonly known as the Ottawa Convention). The EU also noted that states not yet party to the Ottawa Convention should join without delay and actively implement all aspects of the Maputo Action Plan in order to achieve the goal of a world free of mines by 2025.The European Union is actively involved in the preparations for the Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties to the Ottawa Convention to be held on 18 – 21 December 2017 in Vienna. read more

US stocks fall ahead of Fed decision on interest rates

NEW YORK — Stocks moved broadly lower on Wall Street in early trading Wednesday ahead of a highly anticipated decision from the Federal Reserve on interest rates.The Fed is expected to cut its benchmark interest for a second time this year. Close attention will be paid to any clues Fed Chairman Jerome Powell gives about future rate policy during a 2:30 p.m. press conference.Industrial, technology and bank stocks were among the biggest losers in the early going as investors headed cautiously for less-risky holdings.Adobe fell 3.8% and led the tech sector lower after giving investors a weak profit forecast.Banks, including JPMorgan and Bank of America, moved lower. Bond prices rose and the yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 1.76% from 1.81% late Tuesday. Investors typically shift money into bonds when they grow more concerned about the economy’s health. For banks, lower bond yields mean less lucrative interest rates on loans.FedEx plunged and dragged down industrial stocks after issuing a disappointing earnings report.Utilities held up the best in the early going and swayed between small gains and losses. The sector is typically considered a safer place to park money amid concerns about economic growth. Consumer product makers, such as Kraft and Colgate, showed small gains.Investors largely expect the Fed to cut short-term interest rates by another quarter of a percentage point, following a similar cut in late July. That marked the first time in more than a decade that the central bank cut rates as it tries to shield the United States from the pain of a slowing global economy and the effects of the trade war with China.U.S. and Chinese representatives plan to hold trade talks next month in Washington.Aside from the rate cut, investors will also be listening for the Fed’s assessment of the nation’s economic health any other cues from Powell about the central bank’s future intentions. Back in July, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 300 points when Powell refused to commit to a long cycle of rate cuts.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index fell 0.3% as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow fell 68 points, or 0.3%, to 27,041. The Nasdaq rose 0.3%.OVERSEAS: Stocks in Europe edged higher. A government report showed that inflation in Britain fell to a near three-year low in a potential boon to households as the nation faces a potentially painful economic exit from the European Union. Britain is scheduled to leave the trading bloc on Oct. 31 and might not have a deal in place that regulates trade and other issues with European Union nations.Asian stocks were mixed. Export data from Japan show that the U.S.-China trade war is taking a toll on demand across the region. Japan said exports fell 8% in August, with declines in machinery, vehicles and chemicals.OIL SLICK: Oil prices continued pulling back from a 14% spike on Monday as Saudi Arabia brings back production at an oil facility attacked over the weekend. It said half of the production cut by the attack is already restored and plans on full production by the end of the month. Benchmark U.S. crude fell $1.09 to $58.22 per barrel. Brent crude, the international standard, fell 84 cents to $63.70.MISSED DELIVERY: FedEx fell 12.8% after reporting a disappointing drop in fiscal first quarter profit and cutting its full-year forecast as the trade war takes its toll on economic growth. The company is also dealing with the loss of its lucrative contract with Amazon. FedEx cut ties with the retail giant over the last several months.CEO Fred Smith said escalating tariffs and trade tension between the U.S. and China have lowered industrial production and hurt the international shipment of goods.TOUGH TO CHEW: Chewy fell 6.4% to $28.31 after the online pet store’s fiscal second quarter loss was far wider than Wall Street had expected. The company debuted on the New York Stock Exchange in June at $22 per share and closed at $34.99 on its first day.Damian J. Troise, The Associated Press read more

Charlie Gard lived for 12 minutes after life support was removed

first_imgCharlie Gard battled for 12 minutes after his life support was removed before dying, his parents have revealed.Chris Gard and Connie Yates have said their baby lived for twice the predicted time after his ventilator was disconnected and that they subsequently took him home in a specially chilled cot.The couple described their devastation at being denied the chance of a few days’ “tranquility” at home with their son before he died, but said it “felt perfectly natural” to take Charlie home with them after his death. The High Court rejected a legal attempt to take the incurably ill child home from Great Ormond Street Hospital, and he spent his final hours in a hospice instead.Charlie was taken out for a walk in a pushchair in the hospice grounds and had plaster of Paris moulds taken of his feet and hands before staff removed life support. “Charlie opened his eyes and looked at us one last time and closed them before he passed away,” Ms Yates said. “We were warned it might take five or six minutes for him to die. Chris Gard and Connie Yates failed to persuade a court that their son Charlie should die at homeCredit:AFP The child was still warm as he was carried through the couple’s front door, his mother said.“Once home, it was lovely to sit and watch him, lying there like any other baby, not surrounded by equipment and machinery, without anything obscuring his lovely face, to just see Charlie, at home, sleeping in his cot where he should be,” Ms Yates told the Daily Mail. 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. Chris Gard and Connie Yates at the High Court We were warned it might take five or six minutes for him to dieConnie Yates “But it took 12 minutes until his heart stopped beating.”The parents revealed they were not allowed in the ambulance with their son on his trip from Great Ormond Street, but added they were grateful to the staff at the NHS hospital for the quality of their care.last_img read more

New SR3 underground laser scanner from Maptek

first_imgWhether for general underground survey or detailed geological face mapping, Maptek argues that it understands the mine survey challenge more than most. “Which is why the new Maptek I-Site SR3 600 m range laser scanner is destined to become the mine measurement standard for underground operations.”The SR3 follows the extra long range XR3 and long range LR3, which came onto the market in 2017. The R3 series is 30% smaller and 25% lighter, with 2.5 times faster data acquisition than the earlier I-Site 8000 scanners. “Survey teams can work faster and smarter, with confidence that accurate, current topographic and volumetric data is guiding mine planning and geotechnical investigations.”The SR3 laser scanner weighs only 9.6 kg and is accurate to 4 mm. Surveyors will be able to measure stopes, drives and tunnels with ease. “High resolution laser scans collect detailed data for geological and geotechnical face mapping. High fidelity imagery captured underground at the same time as scanning provides context and support for analysis and communication.”A scan window of -40° to 90° vertically, and 360° horizontally captures all surfaces in any direction without the need for complicated configurations. Whatever the orientation of the scanner, integrated levelling automatically corrects scans before processing.New functionality on the tablet controller allows users to import mine CAD strings and surfaces to view together with scans. This facilitates real time comparison between the scans and allows users to compare this directly to the mine plan or geological models while underground.“Operations who choose Maptek laser scanners for one particular survey application, quickly find many more uses across their different engineering and planning disciplines,” said Mine Measurement Product Manager for Maptek, James Howarth. “Customers have called the technology a game changer for improving site efficiency and enhancing integration of survey with mine planning.”“The positive experience from a fairly routine job to create a 3D map of an underground mine builds confidence in the system for additional applications using the data captured. This adds value for critical tasks as change detection, calculating volumes of material removed from drifts, and design conformance.”A high rate of accurate data acquisition, ease of use, IP65 environmental rating and wide field of view for underground survey are notable system advantages. The flexibility of vehicle and tripod mount compatibility is another persuasive aspect.“Modelling and filtering tools in the accompanying software are best fit for working with underground data. Versatile control over 3D data display and editing is a winner.”“Old total survey practice technology is not able to compete with laser scanning for speed, accuracy, efficiency or safety. Why would an underground mine manager not minimise risk and safeguard personnel and equipment?” commented Howarth.“Maptek understands the value of timely accurate survey to improving business performance. For the first time, surveyors will be able to log onto any web enabled device and conduct a scan remotely.”“A strong differentiator of our systems rests with efficient data processing,” said Howarth. “Mine professionals are always under pressure to do more within limited time-frames, so streamlined reporting is a compelling reason to use Maptek.”Maptek operates in the mining market, and has honed technical and professional know-how over 40 years to thoroughly understand customer issues. The SR3 is the culmination of 18 years of practical involvement in terrestrial laser scanning systems to improve mine survey.last_img read more

Andrea Lekic about Womens Tournament Norway is the first favourite for gold

One of the biggest European female handball stars, Andrea Lekic is currently with Hungarian Gyori on the basic preparation in Slovenia, but still have time to follow all things around Olympic Handball Tournament. For, Serbian playmaker gives some tips about Women’s tournament in London:– Norway is the first favourite to take gold in London as current champion from Beijing. For other medal positions, battle will be tough. Russia, France, Brasil and Montenegro will be in that “circle” of potential medals winners. Brasil is the best non-European NT. It is really difficult to say anything else. I expect very interesting and uncertain tournament – says Lekic for our website. Andrea Lekic tips LondonLondon handballNorway handballOlympics handballWomen’s handball ← Previous Story Last friendly matches in London: Easy wins for Sweden and Serbia – Croatia beats Iceland! Next Story → Luka Mitrovic to Aalborg Handbold? read more

Israeli teams with fresh Balkan blood – Butulija and Karacic

11.Rehovot5104146:1592 12.MK Holon5104123:1482 7.Asa Tel Aviv5203146:1594 Israeli handballMaccabi Le ZionhandballMaccabi Tel Aviv handball 1.Maccabi Tel Aviv5500170:13210 3.Bnei Herzliya5401173:1598 8.Maccabi Le Zion5113139:1433 9.Maccabi Kiriyat5032142:1593 5.Ramat Hasharon5302151:1366 Championship race in Israel is always interesting. The best teams reinforcing their rosters in order to become competitive in the battles for the trophies. The same situation is this season after information that two Maccabi teams – Tel Aviv and Le Zion signed experienced Balkan back players.The reigning champions Maccabi Tel Aviv signed the 36 years-old left back Bojan Butulija (left on photo), who has been already a part of the team last season.On the other side, Maccabi Le Zion made a deal with Bosnia and Herzegovina’s star Ivan Karacic, who lost his contract in Swiss Kadetten Schaffhausen earlier this season.STANDINGS: 10.Hapoel Ramat Gan5104136:1522 2.Hapoel Ashdod5410144:1299 ← Previous Story FC Barcelona Lassa celebrate 100th ASOBAL win in a row! Next Story → Gyor beat CSM Bucharest in EHF CL final replay! 6.Nes Tziona5212143:1415 4.Hapoel Le Zion5302133:1296 read more

2TB Portable Hard Drive Prices Fall Below 100

first_imgAnother hard drive price barrier is breached: $100 for a 2TB portable hard drive. A number of sites have them below $100 including, where $99.99 direct lands you an Iomega Select 2TB external drive with a USB 2.0 connection; some customers got promo codes dropping the price to $89.99 with free shipping. It was little more than half a year ago that the price of 2TB internal hard drives (the drive, no case, no power supply) first fell below $100 (see story).Often when a PC component breaks a price barrier – $100 for a bigger hard drive or larger monitor, $50 or $25 for a rewriteable optical drive, it sets off a surge in purchases and what was a short-term promotion becomes the established selling price. That appears to be the case here, or will be shortly. AdChoices广告Two Buying TipsWith that much capacity, you might want to shop around for an external drive with more than just a USB 2.0 interface. With an eSATA interface you’ll have speeds as good as if you opened up your PC and installed the bare drive inside. Also, not every 2TB drive package contains a 2TB hard drive. In some cases,  you’re getting two 1TB hard drives. That may be an advantage if you want to mirror the drives for 1 TB of really reliable, duplicated storage but more likely you may find yourself with mixed feelings about a bigger enclosure that draws more power and, because there are two drives, not one, higher odds that you’ll have a drive failure sooner or later. These are 3.5-inch hard drives, which means they need a power supply and remain a bit bulky to carry around as extra storage for your laptop PC. For that you want a 2.5-inch external portable drive, where the current maximum capacity is 1TB. And the street price for a 1TB, 2.5-inch portable drive is just over $100. But any day now …last_img read more

Bailout agreement explained

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Recapitalisation of banks“Valuable Greek assets will be transferred to an independent fund that will monetise the assets through privatisations and other means,” reads the official statement. To help decrease the country’s debt, banks will require recapitalisation which will partly be achieved through the creation of a new €50 billion fund. Despite Germany’s demands to base the fund in Luxembourg, at Prime Minisier Tsipras’ insistence it will be held in Greece. Some analysts have suggested the figure of €50 billion is an overvaluation of the intrastructure in questionCutting costs: public sector and pensionsThe agreement states that Greece must introduce “quasi-automatic spending cuts”, which in layman’s terms means that if the books are not balancing financially, the government should continue to make cuts until they do. This extends to the public sector – one of the highest employers in the country – which must cut spending, in addition to depoliticising the Greek administration. As part of the agreement Greece must also “improve long-term sustainability of the pension system”, a reoccurring issue in negotiations with creditors over the past five months. By reforming pensions alone the country could save 0.25 to 0.5 per cent of GDP in 2015, and one per cent in 2016. By 2025, retirement reforms will see everyone retired at age 67, though lenders are pushing for the process to be complete by 2022 and could potentially introduce costs for those looking to retire early.Tax reforms Tax reforms are also high on the agenda, and will be achieved through the streamlining of the current VAT system to increase revenue. This will see the top VAT rate of 23 per cent included on restaurant bills, while the tax discount of 30 per cent currently granted to Greek islands will be revoked. Greece has compromised claiming that the new laws would first be applied to popular tourist islands with the highest opportunity for revenue, followed by remote islands at a later date.Strengthening the financial sector and liberalising the economy Strengthening the financial sector is key to a stronger Greek economy, requiring them to take “decisive action on non-performing loans”. It has also been requested that they make “more ambitious product market reforms”, which could see Sunday trading hours brought in, and the opening up of closed professions. Eurozone leaders have also asked that Greece’s labour markets be liberalised and demand that Athens “undertake rigorous reviews and modernisation” of collective bargaining and industrial action.PrivatisationDespite the instance of lenders that Greek statistics office, ELSTAT be privatised, Greece was permitted continued ownership on the basis that “the full legal independence of ELSTAT” be safeguarded. However, the country will be required to privatise its energy transmission network operator (ADMIE).Debt restructuring, bridging finances and IMF support Although Greece still owes €240 billion to Brussels, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the country has been promised that there will be further opportunity to discuss restructuring its debts. For the bailout agreement to be implemented, Greece must meet its payments of more than €7 billion to the ECB over the next two months. To help cover the debt repayments and avoid the collapse of Greek banking institutions, bridging finances will be made available.Source: The Guardianlast_img read more

Torres to reveal new club within 2 weeks

first_imgThe future club of Fernando Torres is set to be revealed within the next two weeks, says his fatherTorres has now left Atletico Madrid after winning his first major piece of silverware with his boyhood club in this season’s Europa League.Since his departure, the former Liverpool and Chelsea forward has been linked with moves to Japan, China and America, as he enters the twilight phase of his career.His father, Jose Torres, is uncertain where exactly his son will now go, but is confident that he will be content with his new club.“I am sure it won’t be in Europe, it will be a long way away. He still doesn’t know, but he will say soon, in the next two weeks for sure,” he told Sport.Atletico president Enrique Cerezo remained evasive over questions regarding Torres’ future destination and instead reflected on the striker’s importance to the club.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“I’ve been lucky enough that, during his stay here I was vice president and then president, and we have had a fantastic relationship,” said Cerezo.He continued: “At the end of the day, there’s no Atletico supporter who isn’t a Fernando Torres fans as well.”Previously, the J-League had accidentally published an article on their website that confirmed Torres had joined Sagan Tosu.The Japanese football league later issued a statement apologising for the error and claimed that the information was false.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of September 16 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are job listings previously published on Wilmington Apple during the week of September 16, 2018:Part-Time Administrative Assistant at Krazy KustomsFull-Time Inbound Customer Support Specialist at Charles River LabsFull-Time Technician I at Charles River LabsFull-Time Content Strategist at Charles River LabsFull-Time Youth Counselor at NFI Massachusetts (Milestone)Full-Time Laborer at Walpole WoodworkersFull-Time Marketing & Promotions Associate at PRIMUS Management GroupFull-Time Digital Marketing Associate at Ametros Financial CorporationFull-Time Personal Insurance Quoter at HUB InternationalPart-Time Package Handler at FedEx WarehouseFull-Time 1:1 Educational Assistant at Shawsheen Elementary SchoolFull-Time Insulation Tech at Orkin Pest ControlFull-Time Merchandiser at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Total Rewards Specialist at World Travel HoldingsFull-Time HSES Supervisor at Lubrizol CorporationFull-Time Business Account Executive I at ComcastFull-Time Buyer I at Rudolph TechnologiesFull-Time & Part-Time Overnight Associate at Dunkin DonutsFull-Time & Part-Time Crew Member at Dunkin DonutsFull-Time & Part-Time Server & Bartender at Rocco’sFull-Time Supervisor (GEMS Breed) at Charles River LabsFull-Time Technician I at Charles River LabsFull-Time Financial Analyst I at Charles River LabsFull-Time Technical Support Specialist at S.G. TorriceFull-Time Counter Sales Representative at S.G. TorriceFull-Time Carpet Cleaning Technician at New England Carpet MasterFull-Time Quality & Reliability Technician at KochPart-Time Salon Assistant at Nichols Scott SalonFull-Time Experienced Fleet Technician at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Engineering Project Manager at MKS InstrumentsFull-Time School Psychologist at Wilmington Public SchoolsFull-Time Special Education Teacher (Long-Term Substitute) at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Operations Analyst at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Compliance Services Associate at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Client Account Specialist at Family Protection NetPart-Time Track Operator at K1 SpeedFull-Time Manufacturing Technician (Electrical) at AmetekPart-Time Licensed Physical Therapist at Leonardo Physical TherapyPart-Time Delivery Driver at OptimaFull-Time Warehouse Sort Supervisor at OptimaFull-Time Customer Service Coordinator at DSM Resins & Functional MaterialsFull-Time Service Manager at AramarkFull-Time Merchandise Assistant Manager at Dollar TreeFull-Time Automotive Sales Professional at Bill Dube HyundaiFull-Time Delivery Driver at J. Polep Distribution ServicesPart-Time Operations Manager at FedEx GroundFull-Time Field Marketing Manager at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Laboratory Technician I at Charles River LabsFull-Time Supervisor (RADS Operations) at Charles River LabsFull-Time Membrane Chemical Operator at KochFull-Time Quality Assurance Associate at CutisPharmaFull-Time & Part-Time Automotive Maintenance Technician at FirestoneHelp Wanted At AJ’s KitchenFull-Time/Part-Time Pizza & Counter Help at Wilmington House of PizzaPart-Time Package Handler at UPSFull-Time Chef Manager at Glendale Senior DiningFull-Time/Part-Time Cooks at 99 RestaurantFull-Time Journeyman or Master Plumber at Kevin Scott PlumbingFull-Time CDL-A Linehaul Driver at SJF Trucking, Inc.Full-Time Customer Service at The Serur Agencies(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at 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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

Canada recalls families of diplomats in Cuba amid illnesses

first_imgPeople pass by the Canada`s Embassy in Havana, Cuba, 16 April 2018. ReutersOttawa is to remove families of diplomats posted at its embassy in Cuba as the cause of unusual health symptoms is still unknown, though information from medical specialists has raised concerns of a new type of brain injury, Canada said on Monday.Canada is still investigating the cause of the symptoms that were first reported by Canadians connected to the Havana embassy in 2017 and have also affected US diplomats in Cuba.The symptoms, which include dizziness, headaches and nausea, have been found in 10 of the 27 Canadian personnel and family members that initially received medical testing, a senior government official said.While there have been no new incidents since the fall of 2017, diplomatic families that have returned to Canada have continued to experience symptoms. In some cases, the symptoms have lessened in intensity before returning, the official said.Canada has also received information from Canadian and American medical specialists that raised concerns of a possible type of acquired brain injury, the official said, while initial theories of a sonic attack first raised by US officials last year or mass psychosomatic causes are now considered to be improbable.Air and water quality tests of staff quarters in Havana did not indicate a cause for the health problems, the official told reporters.Due to the uncertainty, Canada’s embassy in Cuba will be designated as an unaccompanied post, meaning diplomats will not be stationed with their families, the government said in a separate statement.The US State Department said last August that Americans linked to its embassy in Cuba had experienced physical symptoms caused by unspecified “incidents” starting as far back as late 2016.The United States said in March it was making permanent last year’s decision to slash staffing at its Havana embassy by around two-thirds as the alleged health incidents among its diplomats remained unsolved.There are currently 15 staff in Havana, and Canada will review whether all the positions are needed, the official said.Cuban officials have denied any involvement or any knowledge of what was behind the incidents. Canada has generally enjoyed good relations with Cuba, even as the United States mounted a decades-long economic blockade against the country.The symptoms appear to have affected only Canadian and American personnel, and there have been no signs travellers could be at risk, the official said.last_img

Experts Explore Ethics of More Trials in Freddie Gray Case

first_imgBaltimore state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby, center, leaves a courthouse after Officer Caesar Goodson, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, was acquitted of all charges in his trial in Baltimore, Thursday, June 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BALTIMORE (AP) — Is it ethical for Baltimore’s top prosecutor, who staked her reputation on charging six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, to keep trying for a conviction? Legal experts said Friday that State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby is obligated to consider this question.Mosby seemed devastated after the trial judge found no evidence a crime was committed when the young Black man’s neck was broken in the back of a police van.The acquittal of van driver Caesar Goodson on all counts Thursday was more than just a courtroom setback, given the stakes Mosby raised last year when she announced the charges shortly after riots shook the city.Stressing the ethical demands of her office and repeatedly invoking the civil unrest, Mosby vowed then to represent the aggrieved citizens of Baltimore who “experienced injustice at the hands of police officers.”“To the people of Baltimore and the demonstrators across America: I heard your call for ‘No justice, no peace,” she declared, her voice rising in righteousness and outrage. “You’re at the forefront of this cause and as young people, our time is now.”Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams poses for a photo. Judge Williams who’s overseeing the emotionally charged case of a young black man who died in police custody is a former federal prosecutor who used to put dirty police officers on trial. Friends and colleagues describe Baltimore Circuit Judge Williams as an even-handed judge who has a sense of humor but doesn’t tolerate any courtroom grandstanding. People on both sides of the Freddie Gray case agree that he is the best judge for the job.(Maryland Judiciary Office of Communications and Public Affairs via AP)Judge Barry Williams also acquitted Officer Edward Nero, who also left Gray face-down in handcuffs and shackles but otherwise unrestrained inside the van’s metal compartment. The two non-jury verdicts, plus another officer’s mistrial, leaves four officers yet to be cleared and prosecutors already feeling defeated.“I think she understands her ethical obligations,” said University of Baltimore President Kurt Schmoke, who had Mosby’s job in the 1980s before serving as the city’s mayor.“If I were in her position, I’d take the next couple of days to reevaluate the cases under these new circumstances. If she felt that the rest of the evidence that she has is not as strong as she felt last May, then I would think she would probably conclude that she shouldn’t proceed,” Schmoke said.Neither Mosby and all others involved are bound by a gag order from commenting.In court, her prosecutors argued that Goodson’s inaction alone proved his intent to do harm.They said he was criminally negligent because he didn’t restrain the prisoner with a seat belt to keep him safe inside the metal compartment, and didn’t get medical help after Gray repeatedly indicated he needed it.Gray was healthy enough to run from officers before his arrest. When he arrived unconscious and incontinent at the station 45 minutes later, his neck felt “like a bag of rocks,” one medic testified.But the judge said he saw no evidence of individual culpability by Goodson, the only one of the officers to be with Gray the entire time, and to be charged with murder.“The failure to seatbelt may have been a mistake or it may have been bad judgment,” Williams said, but “the state has failed to meet its burden to show that the actions of the defendant rose above mere civil negligence.”In civil court, Gray’s family could have sought compensation under a lower standard of proof. Instead, the city settled even before the young Black man’s family sued, agreeing to pay them $6.4 million.The patience of people in Baltimore’s inner city has been tested by each verdict. As if to confirm their complaints of unequal justice, a young man who admitted looting and torching the CVS pharmacy during the riots was given a 15-year prison sentence on Friday.But the four officers still facing charges will likely opt for non-jury trials before the same judge, and that should weigh heavily as Mosby decides how to proceed, legal experts say.“The job of a prosecutor isn’t to obtain a conviction at all costs,” said David Weinstein, a defense attorney who spent 10 years as a state prosecutor and another 11 as a federal prosecutor. “It’s right for a prosecutor to strike hard, but they need to be fair.”“Her decision was to jump quickly into a prosecution of these police officers, and as a result she didn’t have all the evidence in front of her,” Weinstein added. “She needs to reassess what she’s going to do.”Attorney Eric Schaffer, a former county prosecutor in Maryland, said “proving a negative is always hard, and proving a criminal intent where there’s no overt act is always extremely difficult.”Schaffer said he was stunned when Mosby, just weeks into her job, charged the officers just 12 days after Gray’s death. His office spent months investigating much less complex cases, he said.“As a prosecutor, in my opinion, you shouldn’t be in a rush,” he said. “Take your time and analyze it and don’t let political pressure force you into doing something that’s not right.”___Associated Press Writer Dave Dishneau in Hagerstown contributed to this story.last_img read more

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News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Feature | Contrast Media Injectors | April 11, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Using Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Gadolinium Contrast One of the most controversial issues in radiology in recent years has been the use of… read more News | Neuro Imaging | March 18, 2019 Non-Contrast MRI Effective in Monitoring MS Patients Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without contrast agent is just as effective as the contrast-enhanced approach… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 07, 2019 Ultrasound Societies Urge FDA to Remove Black Box Warning on Contrast Agents National and international ultrasound societies are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove the “black… read more center_img News | Radiology Business | April 24, 2019 ITN Wins Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Technical Content April 24, 2019 — Imaging Technology News (ITN) was recently named the 2019 Jesse H. read more News | November 10, 2008 ASE Recognizes Contrast Echocardiography as Important Diagnostic Tool Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco Related Content Sponsored Content | Case Study | Contrast Media | January 30, 2019 Captisol-enabled Contrast Media with Reduced Renal Toxicity in Development The medical imaging market relies heavily on contrast media, injected into patients to increase the contrast of bodil read more November 11, 2008 – In a Consensus Statement on the Clinical Applications of Ultrasound Contrast released by the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), the ASE recognizes contrast echocardiography as an important diagnostic tool in a broad number of clinical settings.Developed by members of the United States echocardiography community and published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ASE’s Consensus Statement outlines when and how ultrasound contrast agents are to be used appropriately and efficiently to enhance the diagnostic capability of echocardiography. In the document, ASE substantiates the established use of ultrasound contrast agents in diagnostic cardiovascular imaging in echocardiography and discusses the important role physicians, sonographers and nurses play in efficiently integrating the use of contrast agents into the echocardiography laboratory. Additionally, the document highlights the role of echocardiography contrast imaging agents in improving cardiac structural definition and outlines the clinical situations when non-enhanced imaging does not yield diagnostic information. Lantheus’ echocardiography contrast agent, DEFINITY Vial For (Perflutren Lipid Microsphere) Injectable Suspension, is specifically indicated for the use of patients with suboptimal echocardiograms to opacify the left ventricular chamber. Although the Consensus Statement also discusses, among other things, the use of contrast agents in stress echocardiography, the safety and efficacy of DEFINITY with exercise stress or pharmacologic stress testing have not been established.The recommendations are based on a critical review of the existing medical literature, including prospective clinical trials, and when no significant study data were available, expert consensus opinion. The Consensus Statement also thoroughly reviewed the recent labeling changes by the United States Food and Drug Administration regarding ultrasound contrast agent use and safety information.WARNING: Serious Cardiopulmonary ReactionsSerious cardiopulmonary reactions, including fatalities, have occurred during or following perflutren-containing microsphere administration. Assess all patients for the presence of any condition that precludes DEFINITY administration (see CONTRAINDICATIONS). In patients with pulmonary hypertension or unstable cardiopulmonary conditions, monitor vital sign measurements, electrocardiography and cutaneous oxygen saturation during and for at least 30 minutes after DEFINITY administration (see WARNINGS). Always have resuscitation equipment and trained personnel readily available.Activated DEFINITY should not be administered to patients with known or suspected cardiac shunts (right-to-left, bi-directional or transient right-to-left), or hypersensitivity to perflutren. Do not administer DEFINITY by intra-arterial injection.In postmarketing use, uncommon but serious reactions observed during or shortly following perflutren-containing microsphere administration included fatal cardiac or respiratory arrest, loss of consciousness, convulsions, symptomatic arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation), hypotension, respiratory distress or cardiac ischemia (see ADVERSE REACTIONS). The risk for these reactions may be increased among patients with pulmonary hypertension or unstable cardiopulmonary conditions (acute myocardial infarction, acute coronary artery syndromes, worsening or unstable congestive heart failure, serious ventricular arrhythmias or respiratory failure, including patients receiving mechanical ventilation). In the absence of these underlying conditions, observe patients closely during and following DEFINITY administration. Always have cardiopulmonary resuscitation personnel and equipment readily available prior to DEFINITY administration and monitor all patients for acute reactions. For more information: and FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Sponsored Content | Videos | Contrast Media | January 22, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Guerbet Unveils Portfolio of Advanced Digital Solutions ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr speaks with Guerb read morelast_img read more

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first_imgNo related posts. As a reminder, Marie’s Restaurant is having a pre-Mother’s Day party on Friday, May 11, from noon-6 p.m. The items on sale are all handmade by local artisans and include clothing, leather bags, jewelry, hand-painted silks, paintings, etc. If anyone would like to participate, call Marie at 2654-4136 or email The Village Community Center, upcoming “Hot Topics” will include Costa Rica estate planning, wills and residencies with Gorge Granados starting at 9:30 a.m. on May 5 in the Yoga Studio. On May 9, Heather Allenby will be lecturing on “Feeling Healthy Within” from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Yoga Studio. On May 11, Dr. Jutta Heinz will be lecturing on “Lifestyle and Health” from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Yoga Studio. Call Pam at 8355-9993 or email to register. The Shack in Surfside/Potrero recently hosted a farewell evening for acoustic guitarist Don Carlos, who will be traveling extensively to promote his new CD. Good luck, Don Carlos.School is back in session this past week as everyone has returned from their Easter holiday vacation.–Babe Facebook Commentslast_img read more

More protests planned for Thursday over San Ramón Highway

first_imgRelated posts:In a victory for San Ramón residents, Chinchilla annuls highway contract Government has no funds to build road to San Ramón It worked: Lawmakers approve San José-San Ramón Highway construction bill, saving taxpayers $51 million Brazilian company OAS wants Costa Rica to pay $45 million for highway contract suspension Public protests will return next Thursday when residents from San Ramón, Grecia, Zarcero, Naranjo and Palmares take to the streets due to the lack of responses from the government over a project for expanding and renovating parts of the 58-kilometer highway from the capital to San Ramón, in Alajuela.Residents organized under the “Foro de Occidente” (Western Forum) will be joined by students and professional drivers from 9 a.m. in three different locations.Demonstrators will meet in front of the National University in Heredia, in front of the International Mall in Alajuela and at the San Ramón intersection on the Bernardo Soto Highway.Among the group’s demands is a request that government officials draft a bill to build the road using only public funds, instead of granting the project to a private company in a public bid.Following several protests President Laura Chinchilla last month promised not to move forward on a concession with Brazilian company OAS for expansion of the highway, until an agreement is reached. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Alitalia confirms itself as the most punctual airline in the world FlightStats

first_imgAlitalia has confirmed itself as the most punctual airline in the world with 89.31% of flights landing on schedule time in March 2019. The Italian airline is at the top of the ranking even when considering the first quarter of 2019.The March on-time performance report was published by FlightStats, the authoritative U.S. independent society which drafts the list of the major airlines in the world for on-time performance every month, comparing data of equivalent airlines for size and network.The excellent on-time index performed by Alitalia in March follows the results of February when Alitalia had ranked as the most punctual airline in the world, and January when the Italian airline had taken second place. The analysis performed by FlightStats reported that Alitalia’s on-time performance was, in March, about 10 percentage points higher than the average punctuality index of world airlines (79.5%). Furthermore, Alitalia was the only European airline in the top five of the most punctual airlines in the world.FlightStats is one of the few data service companies that monitors almost every flight operated by each airline. FlightStats follows the ‘A14’ on-time performance method, monitoring flights which arrive at the gate less than 15 minutes after the scheduled arrival time.last_img read more

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