Hardik Pandya-KL Rahul controversy: BCCI acting president refuses to convene SGM

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJanuary 19, 2019UPDATED: January 19, 2019 16:31 IST Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul appeared on Koffee With Karan and made sexist remarks (Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHardik and KL Rahul were suspended by the BCCI and sent home from Australia after their sexist remarks on Koffee with KaranCommittee of Administrators wants Supreme Court to appoint an ombudsman to decide the fate of Pandya and RahulBCCI acting president CK Khanna refused to convene SGM for the appointment of an ombudsman as the matter is sub-judiceThe suspension saga involving Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul took another twist on Saturday after BCCI acting president CK Khanna refused to convene a Special General Meeting (SGM) for the appointment of an ombudsman as the matter is sub-judice. Pandya and Rahul have been suspended pending an inquiry for their sexist comments on a TV chat show and the matter is pending in the Supreme Court.The Committee of Administrators running the BCCI wants Supreme Court to appoint an ombudsman to decide the fate of Pandya and Rahul. Around 14 state units, mainly former BCCI president N Srinivasan’s loyalists, had requested Khanna to convene an emergent SGM, which needs to be called in 10 days.Treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry also wrote to Khanna requesting for an early SGM, so that board members can take a call on the appointment of ombudsman. Khanna, in his reply, made it clear that since the matter is sub-judice, he would like to wait.”As per constitution of the BCCI, an ombudsman can be appointed at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). And moreover the matter (appointment of ombudsman) is already sub-judice,” Khanna replied to Chaudhry.Khanna also sought BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary’s view and he also quoted article 40 of the new constitution on the appointment of ombudsman.”Why would Khanna or Amitabh sign the notice for convening Special General Meeting when the matter is in Supreme Court. There would be a risk of Contempt of Court,” a senior BCCI official privy to the development told PTI on conditions of anonymity.advertisementHowever, the official agreed that CoA chief Vinod Rai shouldn’t have vetoed co-member Diana Edulji and taken a call on quantum of suspension for the two suspended cricketers.”As per protocol, Mr Rai sought Diana’s suggestion but he could easily overrule her view of getting a legal opinion, which started this mess. He (Rai) could have easily done what he did in the women’s coach selection case,” the official observed.The acting president has written a letter to COA, requesting them to let Pandya and Rahul play till quantum of punishment is decided.”I urge for a meeting/discussion between Committee of Administrators and the office bearers to resolve this issue on priority,” Khanna wrote. “What Mr. Hardik Pandya said and Mr. K.L. Rahul acted as a by-stander to is inappropriate and absolutely wrong, but in my personal opinion, to treat them like lawbreakers is wrong too,” he wrote.”They made a mistake, and they have already been suspended and called back from the series against Australia. They have also submitted an unconditional apology.”For the interest of the Indian cricket in mind, the deplorable off ground activity of the players requires immediate corrective action but we must not keep their careers in limbo,” said Khanna.The acting president then suggested that pending inquiry, they should be brought back on to the field.”I suggest that pending inquiry we reinstate both the cricketers into the Indian squad immediately and allow them to join the team in New Zealand at the earliest.”Both these cricketers need game time before the World Cup which starts in four months time. We should give these growing cricketers chance to correct themselves morally,” he signed off.Also Read | How Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul got into trouble for Koffee with Karan: A timelineAlso Read | Hardik Pandya spotted with Krunal at Mumbai airport after Koffee with Karan controversyAlso Read | Sourav Ganguly on Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul: They made a mistake because they are humanAlso Read | Hardik Pandya loses Khar Gymkhana honorary membership for Koffee with Karan controversyFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow CK KhannaFollow KL RahulFollow Hardik PandyaFollow Koffee With Karan Hardik Pandya-KL Rahul controversy: BCCI acting president refuses to convene SGMHardik Pandya-KL Rahul controversy: BCCI acting president CK Khanna refused to convene a Special General Meeting for the appointment of an ombudsman as the matter is sub-judice.advertisementlast_img read more

Crystal Cruises Names New Cruise Vessel

first_imgzoom Los Angeles-based cruise line Crystal Cruises expanded its fleet on Saturday as it christened its new cruise vessel Crystal Esprit in a ceremony held at Eden Island Marina in Mahé, Victoria, Seychelles. Owned by Genting Hong Kong, Crystal Cruises said that the vessel “marks the beginning of one of the most significant brand expansions in luxury travel and hospitality history”.As World Maritime News reported in July 2015, Genting Hong Kong signed a letter of intent with Lloyd Werft to build a new class of river vessels for Crystal River Cruises.The cruise line said that, in addition to the Crystal River Cruises, over the next three years the company will establish Crystal Yacht Cruises, the Crystal Exclusive Class of ocean vessels, and introduce Crystal Luxury Air.In May 2015, Genting Hong Kong, the owner of Star Cruises and the company with a major equity interest in Norwegian Cruise Line, acquired Crystal Cruises brands for USD 550 million from Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha.last_img read more

Bahri, Rickmers-Linie Ink Space Charter Deal

first_imgzoom The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri Liner) has entered into a space charter agreement with Hamburg-based specialist for project and heavy lift liner services Rickmers-Linie.Under the terms of the deal, the companies would charter space from each other covering the ports on the US Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, as well as ports in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, the UAE, Iraq and the Yemen.The space would be chartered out on vessels operated by the companies and authorizes Rickmers-Linie and Bahri Liner to coordinate arrangements with regard to that space in the aforementioned trades.“With this space charter agreement both Bahri Liner and Rickmers are able to broaden their networks to offer our customers a wider choice of possibilities on the high level of reliability of the liner services of our companies,” Ulrich Ulrichs, CEO of Rickmers-Linie, said.last_img read more

Japan Launches New Whaling Mission in Southern Ocean

first_imgJapan deployed its ships for a new whaling operation in the Antarctic Ocean on November 12, according to local media reports.As part of the country’s latest “research whaling” mission, the ships departed from Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, to catch 333 minke whales through March 2019.After leaving the port of Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture, the 724-ton Yushin Maru and the 742-ton Yushin Maru No. 3 whalers will join three vessels, including the mother ship Nisshin Maru, before heading for the far south.This is the fourth whaling expedition since Japan restarted its research efforts in 2015, following a two-year whaling suspension due to a ruling made by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands in 2014, that banned hunting whales off Antarctica.The court said that Japan’s practices were more aimed at commercial purposes, however, the country later launched a new research program which would see a total of 4,000 whales killed over the 12-year period.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Building Canada Funding Flows to Mahone Bay and Chester

first_imgResidents of Mahone Bay and Chester will benefit from improved drinking water and wastewater treatment thanks to a shared investment by the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia under the Communities Component of the Building Canada plan. Federal, provincial and municipal funding of $331,500 was announced today, July 15, in Mahone Bay by Judy Streatch, Minister of Community Services, on behalf of Jamie Muir, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations and by Gerald Keddy, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, on behalf of Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. “Today’s investments demonstrate how important it is that provincial, federal, and municipal governments work together to benefit our communities,” said Ms. Streatch. “It is through our continued partnerships that we are able to build for our families now and for years to come.” “This investment reflects our government’s commitment to building stronger, more vibrant communities in Nova Scotia and across Canada,” said Mr. Keddy. “Improvements to the Mahone Bay water distribution system and the Chester wastewater treatment facility will benefit hundreds of households in both communities.” The Town of Mahone Bay will benefit from two projects that includes the replacement of a water main on Longhill Road to provide safe drinking water to 13 households, and improvements to the town’s three pumping stations that will increase the capacity to treat wastewater. The total cost of these projects is $175,500 and will be funded equally by the federal and provincial governments, and the Town of Mahone Bay. The Municipality of Chester’s project includes the replacement of a portion of the wastewater system the on Nauss Point Rd., which will enable the treatment facility to operate more effectively. This replacement will also help eliminate potential groundwater contamination. The total cost of this project is $156,000 and will be funded equally by the federal and provincial governments, and the Municipality of Chester. “We are pleased to see our federal and provincial partners responding to infrastructure needs to build strong, healthy communities, which will encourage opportunities for growth,” said Robert Wrye, president of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. In November, the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia signed a framework agreement under Building Canada, which is the government of Canada’s $33 billion infrastructure plan that will support a growing economy, a cleaner environment and stronger communities. Through the framework agreement, the government of Canada is committing to a new investment of more than $634 million towards infrastructure needs in the province by 2014. Under the Communities Component of the Building Canada Fund, the federal, provincial and municipal governments anticipate investing $111 million in infrastructure projects in smaller, communities across Nova Scotia, between now and 2014.last_img read more

Eva Longoria Talks Charity Work And Her Hispanic Heritage

first_imgEva Longoria has spoken to ABullsEyeView.com about her charity work, her foundation and her Hispanic heritage.Can you tell us a little about your foundation and its mission?
The Eva Longoria Foundation helps Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families. We focus on education and entrepreneurship because both have the power to transform lives. Those are also areas where Latinas currently need more support so my foundation is working to fill that gap.What inspired you to create your foundation?
As a Mexican-American woman, I’ve always had a strong connection to the Latina community. I started my foundation because I realized that Latinas had amazing potential, but many lacked the resources to succeed. It seemed both unfair and wasteful, so I decided to do everything in my power to help Latinas unlock their potential.Is your Hispanic heritage an important part of your identity?
Yes, my Hispanic heritage is very important to who I am as a person. It’s been a major influence in my career, my philanthropy, and my personal life. I’m excited to be hosting my foundation event during Hispanic Heritage Month as a tribute to the Hispanic community and the important role we play in this country.To read the full interview, click here.last_img read more

Demi Lovato Wants You To Be Vocal And Speak Up For Mental

first_imgSunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. in partnership with leading mental health advocacy organizations and singer, songwriter and mental health advocate Demi Lovato has announced the launch of the Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health initiative.Demi Lovato – Be VocalCredit/Copyright: Isaac SterlingEncouraging others to speak up for mental health, Sunovion and Lovato are joined by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, The JED Foundation, Mental Health America, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the National Council for Behavioral Health. The initiative is designed to empower adults living with mental health conditions to speak up when talking with their support team and for everyone to speak up as a community to advance mental health in America.“Over time, I’ve learned to live well with bipolar disorder, but for me, the key is speaking up and being open and honest about how I’m feeling with my family, friends and health care professionals,” said Lovato. “Through Be Vocal, we want to help others speak up as part of their own effort to live well and in support of the mental health community.”Approximately 44 million adults – 1 in 5 individuals – of every race, gender and socio-economic status are affected by a diagnosable mental health condition every year in the United States. Historically, the silence and misunderstanding around mental health in America has left many feeling isolated and disconnected from their communities. For individuals affected by a mental health condition, speaking up can help create a strong support system, reduce time to diagnosis and increase the ability to receive appropriate care.Be Vocal is kicking off with a public service announcement viewable on www.BeVocalSpeakUp.com. The initiative’s website also includes tools to help those living with a mental health condition speak up about how they’re feeling with their support team, as well as a library of resources for those looking to make a difference in the mental health community.last_img read more

First Russian meeting to support Annans Global Compact initiative held in Moscow

Addressing the first-ever meeting in the Russian Federation in support of the Global Compact, UN Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette told the participants that the United Nations of the 21st century would need to work with outside actors, in efforts like the Global Compact to improve the lives of ordinary people.In the area of labour standards, she said, businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, while working to eliminate forced and compulsory labour, child labour, and discrimination in the workplace. They should take a precautionary approach to the environment, promote greater responsibility, and encourage the use of environmentally friendly technologies. “The idea is to weave these principles into the fabric of existing trade rules, global markets and corporate practices,” Ms. Fréchette stressed. “The Global Compact is not a regulatory instrument or a legally binding code of conduct. Rather, the Compact is a voluntary initiative to promote good corporate citizenship.”In addition to establishing partnerships with labour and civil society organizations she encouraged companies to work with the UN and other development actors. An example of an area where the business community has worked in partnership with governments and the UN was the issue of HIV/AIDS, she said.Also addressing participants, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov added that expanded interaction between the UN and the private sector was in Russia’s interest. Following the round table, participants issued a statement expressing support for the Compact and welcomed Russia’s establishment of a web site to disseminate information about it.Today’s round table was organized jointly by the Foreign Ministry of Russia and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. read more

Window had fallen one year ago at same spot where man was

The missing window could be seen on the top floor of The Corniche on Tuesday 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. “We extend our deepest sympathies to Mr Ferris’ family at this incredibly difficult time,” said the spokesman.Most of the flats in the tower have been sold, but the penthouse from which the window fell is understood to still be for sale. A source said contractors had been in the flat doing “decorative work” when the latest accident happened. Mr Ferris’ widow Rachel, from Hoo, Kent, was too distraught to talk about her husband’s death.His son Daniel paid tribute to his father on Facebook, writing: “My family were shocked by the news that my dad’s been killed suddenly in London. Heartbroken isn’t the world to describe how myself and the family feel. I love you so much dad and I’ll think about you every day. My lifelong idol. Always in my heart and mind.”Now that you’re gone West Ham are gonna pull it out the bag and win every match of the season just you watch.”Mr Ferris had reportedly stopped to use the toilet in the Riverbank Plaza Hotel, next door to the Corniche, and was returning to his vehicle when the accident happened. The scene outside the apartment complex on TuesdayCredit:Tess De La Mare/PA Wire The firm said it was cooperating with the Met Police and Health and Safety Executive investigation into the latest accident. Scene outside The Corniche on the Albert Embankment The missing window could be seen on the top floor of The Corniche on TuesdayCredit:Tess De La Mare/PA Wire A window unit had already fallen a year ago from the same luxury riverside tower block where a coach driver was crushed to death on Tuesday, it has emerged.Mick Ferris, 53, was killed when the window fell on him from the top floor of the Sir Norman Foster-designed Corniche apartments on London’s Albert Embankment as he was standing beneath.Mr Ferris, who was a West Ham United supporter, died instantly, leaving his family grief stricken.Now it has emerged that a window slipped from its mountings from an upper floor of the development in August 2017, falling to the pavement and narrowly missing two carpenters working below.No one was hurt in the incident, which forced developers to “amend” the design of the window unit.A spokesman for St James, part of the Berkeley Group which is responsible for the apartment block, said: “There was an incident at The Corniche in August 2017, during construction, where a casement window fell from the upper floor. No one was hurt.“There was a full investigation instigated by St James, after which the design was amended in accordance with the expert advice received.” read more

US Army aims to develop bombdefusing EMP grenades

first_imgThough you may have come across EMP grenades in some of your favorite science fiction, they don’t yet exist in real life. However, the Army aims to make all of your scifi bomb-related dreams come true, and is looking to develop actual EMP grenades for use in the field.The grenades would be lobbed at enemy electronics, specifically those found inside bombs and blasting caps, in order to shut them down before they can do any damage. The Army is calling the grenades High Power Microwave (HPM) grenades, but they’re proposed to work exactly like EMP bombs work in movies.Normally, diffusing a bomb requires a skillful team of demolition experts, unmanned vehicles equipped to handle the situation, or both, but with the HPM grenades, a single solider could conceivably be his or her own bomb-disposal unit. All it would take is an HPM grenade being tossed within proximity of the bomb. Not only would diffusing bombs become easier and cut down on widespread damage, but the HPM would minimize individual risk as well.Obviously, the HPM would have to be of a size that is easily carried by a single solider or bomb-disposal robot. However, the delivery method wouldn’t necessarily have to just be a grenade, and the Army is asking companies participating in the HPM project to also focus on putting the tech inside Stinger, Hydra, and Javelin missiles, as well as RPGs.The HPM isn’t without its problems, though. It’s possible the bombs could fry the thrower’s own equipment along with the intended target’s electronics, and they most likely won’t stop explosive devices that don’t heavily rely on electronic parts. Of course, like everything else that has ever been in development, it’s going to cost money, and the price may not justify the production. That’s up to the Army to decide.More at Office of the Secretary of Defense via Wiredlast_img read more

Fresh appeal for information on Fiona Sinnott case 19 years after her

first_img 17,880 Views Fiona Sinnott went missing after a night out in Wexford 19 years ago Fiona Sinnott went missing after a night out in Wexford 19 years ago Image: Crimecall/RTÉ Feb 27th 2017, 10:34 AM http://jrnl.ie/3261155 By Sean Murray Monday 27 Feb 2017, 10:34 AM 6 Comments center_img Share41 Tweet Email Fresh appeal for information on Fiona Sinnott case 19 years after her disappearance Gardaí switched the case to a murder inquiry in 2005. Short URL GARDAÍ HAVE ISSUED a fresh call for information surrounding the disappearance of Wexford woman Fiona Sinnott in early-1998.Originally treated as a missing person’s case, it was upgraded to a murder investigation in 2005.Sinnott, who had an address at Ballyhitt, Broadway, Co Wexford, was last seen on Sunday 8 February 1998.She had been socialising at Butler’s Pub in the town of Broadway with friends before leaving at midnight.A motorist saw a man and woman on the roadway near Kisha Cross, Broadway at around midnight.There were also two men in their late teens or early twenties in the immediate area.None of these four people have ever come forward, and gardaí say they are “anxious to trace them”.The case is set to appear this evening on RTÉ’s Crimecall.Fiona’s mother Mary and sister Diane told the show that Fiona’s father died from “a broken heart”.Diane said: “He died never finding his daughter. It actually gets harder and harder every year, as the years go by, knowing that she’s still out there. It’s just not right, so, we’re just pleading for anyone with information to come forward, to let us bury her, and let our family be whole again.” Source: RTÉ – IRELAND’S NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA/YouTubeIt is hoped that new forensic techniques could help uncover new evidence in the case.Dr Dorothy Ramsbottom, from the garda forensic science lab, told Crimecall: “With recent advances in DNA technology, we are able to locate and generate DNA profiles from stains that were previously not possible 19 years ago.”To date, gardaí have conducted 459 enquiries and taken 355 statements as part of this investigation.The investigation has seen Our Lady’s Island Lake drained, and extensive quarry and land searches carried out.Anyone with information, or anyone who can assist with the investigation, is asked to contact Wexford Garda Station on 053 916 5200, the garda confidential line at 1800 666 111 or any garda station.Read: ‘A brutal and frenzied attack’: New appeal into 1982 murder of Late Late Show set designerRead: New appeal into murder of man whose partial remains were found in skip two years ago Image: Crimecall/RTÉ Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Toulouse  découverte dune décharge illégale damiante

first_imgToulouse : découverte d’une décharge illégale d’amiante Les dirigeants de l’entreprise Gerlero et Fils installée à Saint-Alban, près de Toulouse, devront bientôt répondre devant la justice de la présence d’une décharge d’amiante sur leur lieu de travail. Le dépôt illégal met en danger la santé des employés et des habitants résidant à proximité de la structure.La société de démolition Gerlero et Fils située près de Toulouse devra comparaître prochainement devant la justice. Selon le Nouvel Observateur, la CGT portera plainte au cours de la semaine auprès du procureur de la République de Toulouse pour “mise en danger de la vie d’autrui”. La cause : une décharge illégale d’amiante qui réside sur leur lieu de travail depuis 2002. “Près de 500 tonnes d’amiante, conditionnées sous des films déjà fortement dégradés, sont entreposées au sein de l’entreprise, située dans une zone d’activités de Saint-Alban”, explique un représentant de la CGT-Construction en Haute-Garonne. Cette entreprise agréée dans la démolition de matériaux contenant de l’amiante, n’est toutefois pas autorisée à les stocker. Une fois démantelées, les pièces doivent être transportées vers des dépôts spécialisés. En mission sur le site de l’entreprise en février, la médecine du travail a constaté qu’il “existe un réel danger grave et imminent” pour les employés “mais également pour les riverains et commerces présents tout autour de cette zone en fonction des vents dominants ”. Au fil du temps, l’amiante se désagrège et devient friable exposant les personnes se trouvant non loin de la décharge à de réels dangers.À lire aussiL’amiante, un matériau “miracle” qui continue de faire des victimesLa préfecture de la Haute-Garonne a par ailleurs indiqué dimanche à l’Associated Press que deux procédures ont été ouvertes. La première oblige la société à mettre ses installations aux normes sous un délai de trois mois depuis fin avril. La seconde exige que l’entreprise mette en œuvre des mesures de protection de ses salariés.
Les dirigeants de la société ont pour le moment refusé de s’exprimer sur l’affaire. Leur entreprise connaîtrait depuis 2008 une situation financière compliquée proche du dépôt de bilan.Le 30 mai 2011 à 12:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Mother charged with theft for taking daughters cellphone away as punishment

first_imgHUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WSVN) — Charges have been dismissed against a Michigan mother who faced possible jail time for taking away her teenage daughter’s cell phone as punishment for getting in trouble at school.Jodie May told WOOD-TV she was “just being a mom, a concerned parent” when she took her 15-year-old’s iPhone away in April. That led to her arrest on a misdemeanor larceny charge after her ex-husband filed a complaint, claiming her discipline was a crime because he was the owner of the phone.May was freed on bond, but faced up to three months in jail for the charge.Just before her bench trial was slated to begin Tuesday, prosecutors asked the judge to dismiss the case after finding out May’s ex-husband was not, in fact, the owner of the phone. It turns out, May’s daughter was the actual owner.Prosecutor Sarah Matwiejczyk told the judge that since May is the “mother of the minor child,” it “changes the case significantly.”May said while she was happy to see the case dismissed, she called the situation “ridiculous,” telling WOOD-TV, “I can’t believe I had to be put through it, my daughter had to be put through it.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Omnibus Talks Still Not Wrapped Up

first_imgNegotiators made substantial progress over the weekend on a fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill, and as of Sunday afternoon both parties were aiming to release the text of the measure late Monday.Significant issues still remained as Democrats and Republicans strived to strike a deal on a $1.1 trillion year-end spending agreement, though, and the schedule remains uncertain, reported CQ.The latest timeline means Congress may be forced to pass a third continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown after midnight Wednesday. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has pledged to follow the GOP rule requiring legislation to be available for three days before the chamber can vote on it, so lawmakers likely will need at least one additional day to clear the omnibus. The Senate also would need additional time to advance the spending package.On Friday the House passed a five-day CR, which President Obama signed later that day.The omnibus is expected to contain full-year spending plans for all 12 annual spending bills. One outstanding question Republican leaders need to determine is whether to attach a package of permanent tax extensions to the spending package.House Appropriations Chair Harold Rogers (R-Ky.) on Friday described the high-level talks as “slow” and “snail-like, glacial, in fact.” Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

2G scam HC seeks response on compliance of order on trees

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to the Deputy Conservator Forests seeking a response regarding the compliance of its earlier order directing 2G scam case accused Shahid Usman Balwa and others to plant 500 trees each. A bench presided by Justice A.K. Chawla posted the matter for October 24. During the hearing, advocate Vijay Aggarwal, appearing for the accused, told the court that his client had complied with the order and now the Deputy Conservator Forests had to file details. Also Read – Subramanian Swamy cross-examined in National Herald case Advertise With Us In February, the court directed Balwa, former Telecom Minister A. Raja’s erstwhile private secretary R.K. Chandolia, director of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal to plant 500 trees each in Delhi as penalty for seeking more time to file their responses to the appeal of CBI challenging their acquittal. The CBI and ED had moved the Delhi High Court in March last year against the acquittal of all 17 accused in the 2G scam in December 2017.last_img read more

Body of additional IGP brought home

first_imgAdditional IGP Rowshan Ara. File photoThe body of additional IGP Rowshan Ara, killed in a road crash in Kinshasa, Congo on Monday, were brought home on Thursday morning, reports UNB,A Turkish Airways flight, carrying the body, landed at Dhaka airport around 5:00am, said AIG (Media) of police headquarters Md Sohel Rana.Her first namaz-e-janaza was held at Maghbazar Noatola Jam-e-masjid around 10:00am.The second namaz-e-janaza will be held at Maghbazar Wireless Jam-e-masjid around noon and a third one at Rajarbagh police lines SI Shiru Mia auditorium after Johr prayers, said Rana.Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan, IGP Javed Patwary, public security division secretary, and members of police, relatives, friends and well-wishers of the deceased will attend the janaza, he said.She will be laid to rest at Azimpur graveyard.Rowshan Ara was killed in a collision between a civilian lorry and the vehicle carrying her and others on the way to the Medal Parade of Bangladesh Formed Police Unit.last_img read more

CISAC Reports Nearly 11 Billion in Royalties Slams YouTube Over Distortion of

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 CISAC president and veteran electronic musician Jean-Michel Jarre (pictured above) said, “CISAC is at the heart of a battle for the future of over 4 million creators worldwide. I am passionately involved in this struggle. Europe has now recognized that it is time for change: it is not acceptable for the law to shield large tech monopolies and sustain a systemic injustice for creators. There is now a message to get to the rest of the world: it is time for other governments to sit up and follow.”Other highlights from the report include:Music collections increase 6.0% to €8.34 billionAudiovisual collections rise 6.8% to €611 millionLiterature collections climb 5.2% to €227 millionVisual arts royalties jump 19.0% to €208 millionDramatic repertoire collections grow 3.7%TV and radio continue to be the top use category at €3.89 billion, followed by live and background at €2.74 billion CISAC’s global network of 239 societies licenses content and collects royalties on behalf of 4 million creators for uses including TV, radio, live, background, digital and private copying. Global royalties collections for creators of music, audiovisual, visual arts, drama and literature rose to a record high of €9.6 billion in 2017 (nearly $11 billion), up 6.2% on the previous year, according to the 2018 Global Collections Report published today by CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers.Royalties from digital income are reported over the €1 billion mark ($1.14 billion) for the first time after a 24.0% increase in 2017. Digital collections have nearly tripled (up 166%) in the last five years, boosted by the streaming boom and, lately, by surging consumer uptake of video streaming services, according to the announcement.Music royalties have grown to €8.3 billion, up 6.0%, with digital also reported over €1 billion for the first time. Despite digital’s rise for all repertoires to €1.27 billion, revenues from digital uses remain far below collections from broadcast, live and background uses. The CISAC report reads, “Only 13% of creators’ royalties come from digital sources (up from 11%), a reflection of the gross mismatch between the volume of creative work being made available via digital channels and the amounts being returned to creators,” a clear reference to the “value gap” frequently cited by rights holders with regard to the low royalty rates paid by YouTube, the world’s most-popular platform for streaming music, compared with other streamliner services. Popular on Variety “Digital collections are held back by a fundamental market flaw,” the report reads. “A 2018 study commissioned by CISAC – ‘Economic Analysis of Safe Harbor Provisions’ by Professor Stan Liebowitz – shows how copyright safe harbor regimes are distorting the digital market globally. Subscription services like Spotify and Apple Music are at a disadvantage, generating lower revenues and with a reduced user base, due to user-upload content services like YouTube exploiting safe harbor legislation.”It is the fifth consecutive year of global growth for creators, and the first to see increases in all repertoires. The report also notes that growth in TV and radio collections suggests that surging digital revenues are not currently cannibalizing more traditional markets. In 16 of the top 20 digital collecting countries, broadcast royalties saw growth.Founded in 1926, CISAC is the world’s largest network of authors’ societies, with 239 member societies in 121 countries. It represents over four million creators from all geographic regions and artistic repertoires including music, audiovisual, drama, literature and visual arts.“This impressive performance proves that authors’ societies are delivering value to the millions of creators they represent around the world,” said CISAC Director General Gadi Oron. “They have responded to rapidly changing technology, licensing digital services in new flexible ways and handling trillions of data transactions. And they are fighting for the best licensing terms and the highest royalties possible in a world where powerful users are determined to avoid, or minimize, paying a fair return for their work.”last_img read more

Researchers discover first manganese based superconductor

first_img Citation: Researchers discover first manganese based superconductor (2015, March 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-03-manganese-based-superconductor.html Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity (Phys.org)—A combined team of researchers from the Institute of Physics in China and the University of Tokyo has found the first instance of a manganese based superconductor. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the team describes the technique they used to discover the superconductor properties in the material which many had thought would not be possible due to its high degree of magnetism. Pressure-temperature phase diagram of the helical magnet MnP [8]. Although several different magnetic phases are indicated—helical (Screw), ferromagnetic (FM), and antiferromagnetic (AFM)—all are likely to be variants of the helical phase. Suppression of the magnetism by pressure gives rise to a superconducting phase, similar to what is observed in the related helical magnet CrAs [5, 6], as seen in the inset, where the resistivity versus temperature at a pressure of 8.1 GPa is plotted. Credit: Jin-Guang Cheng/Beijing National Laboratory Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: Pressure Induced Superconductivity on the border of Magnetic Order in MnP, J.-G. Cheng, K. Matsubayashi, W. Wu, J. P. Sun, F. K. Lin, J. L. Luo, and Y. Uwatoko, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 117001 – Published 16 March 2015 . journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/ … ysRevLett.114.117001 . On Arxiv: arxiv.org/abs/1412.7883ABSTRACTWe report the discovery of superconductivity on the border of long-range magnetic order in the itinerant-electron helimagnet MnP via the application of high pressure. Superconductivity with Tsc≈1  K emerges and exists merely near the critical pressure Pc≈8  GPa, where the long-range magnetic order just vanishes. The present finding makes MnP the first Mn-based superconductor. The close proximity of superconductivity to a magnetic instability suggests an unconventional pairing mechanism. Moreover, the detailed analysis of the normal-state transport properties evidenced non-Fermi-liquid behavior and the dramatic enhancement of the quasiparticle effective mass near Pc associated with the magnetic quantum fluctuations. , arXiv Journal information: Physical Review Letters © 2015 Phys.org Until recently, the idea that a material such as manganese phosphide could have a superconducting state, was ruled out because conventional superconductors have a property where electrons formed couplets known as Cooper pairs—and magnetism disrupted them. But then it was found that using magnetism suppression techniques allowed researchers to discover superconductor states in some organic or even iron based materials where it wasn’t driven by Cooper pairs. In this new effort, the researchers worked backwards, subjecting materials to both a range of temperatures and varying degrees of pressure. That allowed them to test the properties of materials over a whole range of scenarios that might be likely to allow for a superconducting state to exist and to create phase diagrams. In so doing, they found that putting a sample of manganese phosphide in a freezer at 1K and then increasing pressure to 8 gigapascals suppressed its magnetism which led to a sudden drop in resistivity and thus a superconducting state. Also, because of the high percentage of volume fraction, the researchers were able to rule out the chance that the property was localized.Manganese phosphide is a helical magnet, the researchers note—which suggests that other materials with a magnetic spin that is shaped like a spiral might exist. But that isn’t the end of study for manganese phosphide, thus far nothing else is known about its superconducting state—that means more research will have to be done learn more about it in general and to find out if it might be useful for some applications. But meanwhile, because their technique worked so well, the researchers plan to carry out similar experiments on a wide variety of other materials to find out if some of them might have superconducting properties under certain conditions as well.last_img read more

Earlier Alzheimers Diagnosis May Be Possible with New Imaging Compound

first_img News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a chemical compound that detects the Alzheimer’s protein amyloid beta better than current FDA-approved agents. The compound potentially may be used in brain scans to identify people in the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease. In the image, the compound has passed from the bloodstream of a living mouse into its brain, where it is detected by a positron emission tomography (PET) scan. Arrows indicate clumps of amyloid beta. Credit Ping Yan and Jin-Moo Lee.November 2, 2016 — By the time unambiguous signs of memory loss and cognitive decline appear in people with Alzheimer’s disease, their brains already are significantly damaged, dotted with clumps of a destructive protein known as amyloid beta. For years, scientists have sought methods and clues to help identify brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s earlier in the disease process, so they can try to stop or even reverse the changes before they severely affect people’s lives.Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a chemical compound, named Fluselenamyl, that detects amyloid clumps better than current U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved compounds. If a radioactive atom is incorporated into the compound, its location in a living brain can be monitored using positron emission tomography (PET) scans.The compound, described in a paper published Nov. 2 in Scientific Reports, one of the Nature journals, potentially could be used in brain scans to identify the signs of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or to monitor response to treatment.“Fluselenamyl is both more sensitive and likely more specific than current agents,” said Vijay Sharma, Ph.D., a professor of radiology, of neurology and of biomedical engineering, and the study’s senior author. “Using this compound, I think we can reduce false negatives, potentially do a better job of identifying people in the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease and assess the effects of treatments.”Amyloid plaques are one of the most telltale findings in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. The neurons near such plaques are often dead or damaged, and this loss of brain cells is thought to account for difficulty with thinking, memory loss and confusion experienced by Alzheimer’s patients.Amyloid plaques can be either diffuse or compact. The compact kind has long been associated with the disease, but conventional wisdom has held that diffuse plaques are benign, since they can be found in the brains of elderly people without any symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the brains of those with Alzheimer’s. Sharma believes that diffuse plaques may mark the earliest stages of the disease.“It is a relatively underexplored area in the development of Alzheimer’s pathology,” Sharma said. “Since current approved agents don’t detect diffuse plaques, there is no reliable noninvasive imaging tool to investigate this aspect in animal models or in patients. Our compound could be used to study the role of diffuse plaques.”Using human amyloid beta proteins, Sharma and colleagues showed that Fluselenamyl bound to such proteins two to 10 times better than each of the three FDA-approved imaging agents for detecting amyloid beta. In other words, Fluselenamyl detected much smaller clumps of the protein, indicating that it may be able to detect the brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease earlier.To determine whether Fluselenamyl can detect plaques in the brain, the researchers used the compound to stain brain slices from people who had died of Alzheimer’s disease and, as controls, people of similar ages who had died of other causes. The brain slices from the Alzheimer’s patients, but not the controls, were identified as containing plaques.When a radioactive atom was incorporated into the compound, the researchers found very little interaction between Fluselenamyl and the healthy white matter in the human brain slices.“A huge obstacle with existing state-of-the-art PET agents approved for plaque detection is that they tend to bind indiscriminately to the brain’s white matter, which creates false positives on the scans,” Sharma said. Nonspecific binding to other parts of the brain creates “noise,” which makes it difficult to distinguish samples with plaques from those without.A similar experiment comparing mice genetically predisposed to develop amyloid plaques with normal control mice showed the same pattern of high sensitivity for amyloid beta and low binding to healthy white matter.Furthermore, Sharma and colleagues showed that when Fluselenamyl with the radioactive atom is injected intravenously into mice, the compound can cross the blood-brain barrier, bind to any plaques in their brains and be detected by PET scan. In mice without plaques, the compound is quickly flushed from the brain and then excreted from the body.The next step is to move to testing in patients. Sharma already has submitted an application to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a phase 0 trial, to establish whether Fluselenamyl is safe for use in humans and behaves in the human body the same way it behaves in mice. Phase 0 trials involve a low dose given to a small number of people to learn how a molecule is processed in the body and how it affects the body.“Ideally, we’d like to look at patients with very mild symptoms who are negative for Alzheimer’s by PET scan to see if we can identify them using Fluselenamyl,” Sharma said. “One day, we may be able to use Fluselenamyl as part of a screening test to identify segments of the population that are going to be at risk for development of Alzheimer’s disease. That’s the long-term goal.”For more information: www.nature.com/srep FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | November 02, 2016 Earlier Alzheimer’s Diagnosis May Be Possible with New Imaging Compound Compound offers promise of detecting smaller amyloid beta clumps to help catch disease earlier News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. 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Indian man escapes from militants in Philippines

first_imgMANILA, Philippines (AP) – An Indian man escaped from al-Qaida-linked militants Friday after being held captive in the southern Philippines for nearly 14 months.Bijo Kolara Veetil escaped before dawn Friday as his Abu Sayyaf captors were preparing breakfast, said Sulu provincial police chief Antonio Freyra.A heavily bearded Veetil, 37, later told reporters at a hospital that after he slipped out of the militants’ encampment in the hinterlands of Patikul township, a villager brought him to a provincial official, who handed him to police. He was then taken to the hospital. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Top Stories How men can have a healthy 2019 Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debatescenter_img Sponsored Stories Veetil, who worked as an operations manager for a garment company in Kuwait, said he was kidnapped in June 2011 while visiting his wife’s family in Patikul.The kidnappers demanded about 300,000 pesos ($7,100) in ransom, but his family refused to pay. He said he wasn’t harmed because he is a Muslim.The Abu Sayyaf is notorious for kidnappings, beheadings and bombings, and is on the U.S. list of terrorist groups. The group is believed to currently be holding Australian, Malaysian and Japanese nationals in their jungle hideouts in the south.A veteran Jordanian TV reporter, Baker Atyani, and his two Filipino crew members are still in the custody of the militants they had gone to interview two months ago.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more