Canadian Child Predator Sentenced to Jail in U.S.

first_imgA Canadian national of Indian origin was sentenced to 46 months in jail on Dec. 4 after he pleaded guilty to international travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual encounter with a minor.U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan sentenced Dilbagh Singh, 57, on Dec. 4 after he was arrested in May this year. He was taken into custody at Flagstaff, Arizona, by investigators with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the FBI, the Flagstaff and Cottonwood police departments, and the METRO Narcotics Task Force.As part of Project Safe Childhood, the agents posed to be a teenager named “Laura” while speaking to Singh on chatrooms. He began an online relationship with “Laura” in January 2017 thinking that she was a 15-year-old girl. Over the course of nearly four months, Singh told the girl that he wanted to engage in various sex acts with her. In May 2017, Singh traveled from Canada to Flagstaff to meet the girl in person and to have sex with her, according to a statement by the U.S. Department of Justice.“Foreigner nationals who travel to the United States seeking to engage in illicit activity with minors are on notice; our laws will ensure they pay a high price for their unconscionable actions,” said Scott Brown, special agent in charge of HSI Phoenix, in May 2017. “HSI will continue to pursue child predators and hold them accountable for their crimes.”HSI agents identified Singh in Phoenix after he arrive from Toronto on May 2. He later checked into a hotel at Flagstaff and was arrested when he reached the predetermined location. He had condoms, alcohol and soda with him when he was taken into custody. He bought these items for his planned sexual encounter with “Laura.”This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Related ItemsCanadachild abuseUnited Stateslast_img read more

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San Beda’s Calvin Oftana wins NCAA MVP

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ San Beda’s Evan Nelle (45.39) and James Canlas-Kwekuteye (45.33) placed second and third in the MVP race while completing the Mythical Team are San Sebastian’s Allyn Bulanadi, the tournament’s leading scorer (45.28) and Jaycee Marcelino (43.94) of Lyceum.Oftana, who also made it to the all-defensive team, became the first player from San Beda to claim the MVP since Sudan Daniel in 2010. Justin Arana of Arellano was named rookie of the year and Letran’s Fran Yu got the nod for the season’s most improved player.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceDonald Tankoua, San Beda’s Cameroonian center, was adjudged best foreign player while Lyceum’s Mike Nzeusseu became the tournament’s best defensive foreign player.Joining Oftana and the 6-foot-4 Arana in the all-defensive squad are Perpetual’s Ben Adamos, EAC’s JP Maguliano and San Sebastian’s JM Calma. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue San Beda’s Calvin Oftana (7) has been named NCAA Season 95 MVP after leading the Red Lions to an 18-0 sweep in the elimination round. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Calvin Oftana, playing consistently throughout San Beda’s 18-game sweep, emerged as the MVP of the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament.The 6-foot-4 forward from Dumaguete City compiled a player average value (PAV) of 51.56 after tallying an average of 15.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 blocks during the elimination round that boosted the defending Red Lions’ stock to a rare 18-0 record.ADVERTISEMENT Anjo Caram has career game, Meralco claims twice-to-beat edge Lyceum’s John Barba seized season MVP honors in the junior ranks, outshining teammate McLaude Guadana and San Beda’s Yukien Andrada and Justin Sanchez for the award.The awarding ceremony is scheduled Friday before Game 2 of the San Beda-Letran finals at the MOA Arena. Rice industry paralysis For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? LATEST STORIES Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ View comments Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’last_img read more

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Where Clemson’s Recruiting Class Is Ranked After Today’s Signings

Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after a ruling on the field during their game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Clemson Memorial Stadium.CLEMSON, SC – NOVEMBER 14: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after a ruling on the field during their game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Clemson Memorial Stadium on November 14, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Clemson football has established itself as perhaps the sport’s top power this side of Alabama. Recruiting has gone very well for Dabo Swinney as of late as a result.The early signing period opened today, and all 26 of Clemson’s commits are now officially set to become Tigers.Clemson’s class features a pair of five-star players, and 10 more four-stars.The 2019 Clemson football class is currently ranked No. 6 in the country, and tops in the ACC.Clemson’s 2018 class was close to the same, finishing at No. 7.We even got a season-appropriate Grinch parody from the program, which always does a tremendous job on social media.The Grinch was about to steal Signing Day… until he got a call from Coach Swinney! ?? #ClemsonFamily pic.twitter.com/Ix6gc4ZJ6r— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) December 19, 2018Five-star cornerback Andrew Booth is the top-ranked player in the class, at No. 19 overall. Wide receiver Frank Ladson is also a five-star, and ranked No. 27 in the class of 2019.The team is adding four-star quarterback Taisun Phommachanh out of Connecticut, the No. 3 dual-threat passer in the country.Somewhat surprisingly, Clemson’s class only features one player from South Carolina: three-star linebacker Greg Williams. Georgia was the biggest area for the Tigers, with seven signees coming from the neighboring Peach State.Clemson football ran the table this season, and is College Football Playoff-bound once again. The Tigers face Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29. read more

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Denmark: Good Ideas Wanted for Development Projects on …

first_img My location APM Terminals, January 13, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom A new call makes it possible for universities, research institutes and companies to apply for means for developing maritime technologies.A new European network has been established for research in and development of maritime technologies (ERA-NET MARTEC) in which the Danish Maritime Authority takes part. The network is financed by the EU and its purpose is to contribute to the development of maritime technologies through transnational calls for maritime technology programmes. Possibility for development project supportAs a part of the work of the network, a call was opened in December 2013 where cross-national consortia can apply for funding for maritime technology projects. The call is open now and until 30 April 2014. As a part of the call, a “brokerage event” will be held in Turku, Finland, on 30 January 2014 where interested parties can find project partners.In Denmark, reference can, inter alia, be made to the Danish Maritime Fund, the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation, the Danish Business Authority and the Environmental Protection Agency as regards the possibilities of granting support to projects through the call. Foreign participants in consortia are to apply for support from pools, etc. in their own countries. Print  Closelast_img read more

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Indigenous activists opposing Energy East dont fear proposed antiterror bill

first_imgTrina RoacheAPTN National NewsHALIFAX—Indigenous grassroots leaders say the Harper government’s anti-terrorism Bill C-51 won’t stop their opposition to the Energy East pipeline.The proposed bill would give more power to law enforcement authorities and Canada’s spy agency to counter perceived terrorism threats.Critics have raised concerns over aspects of the bill, including allowing police to execute “preventative” arrests if authorities suspect a terrorist plot “may be carried out.” Critics also argue that the bill, by criminalizing the promotion of terrorism, threatens free speech.The bill also includes “interference with critical infrastructure” and economy as part of what could be constituted as a terrorist threat.Indigenous activists wonder what that will mean for future protests and blockades of the proposed pipeline, which will cut through 180 First Nations.“I think Bill C-51 represents how desperate this government is,” said Clayton Thomas-Muller, Co-Director of the Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign. “The extremes they’ll go to, to deal with the incredible resurgence and energy of Indigenous movements in this country. I’m not afraid of it. Absolutely not.”The bill passed second reading in the House of Commons Monday evening with the support of the Liberal party.At the same time Conservative and Liberal MPs stood to support the bill, over 100 people came out to Dalhousie University in Halifax to hear Indigenous leaders and activists talk about their plans to stop the Energy East pipeline.Judy DaSilva, an Anishnabe activist from Grassy Narrows, told the audience about her fight against clear-cut logging. She knows how vital it is to protect water. Her community in northwestern Ontario lives with the effects of mercury poisoning from a nearby pulp mill.DaSilva fears potential spills from the 4,600 km pipeline, which will stretch from the Alberta to New Brunswick. It will carry 1.1 million barrels of crude oil a day, increasing tar sands production, a corner stone in the Harper government’s economic plan despite the crash in oil prices.The proposed anti-terrorism bill won’t stop DaSilva from protesting.“We feel like the law coming out of parliament, it’s nothing to us,” said DaSilva. “To Indigenous people it’s nothing compared to the law of the creator. If we do direct action, we can’t have that fear of Bill C-51, we just got to have our feet, our moccasins, on the ground, to feel the power of mother earth, that’s who we’re protecting. The laws? I don’t understand them, I don’t believe in them, I don’t listen to them.”Thomas-Muller points out since Harper gutted the Fisheries and Environment Acts, Indigenous rights play a key role in protecting land and water.“Indigenous resistance is the last bastion against ravaging the environment,” said Thomas-Muller. “In New Brunswick, there’s now a moratorium against fracking. Direct action works it’s effective. There’s a lot of lessons to be learned from that struggle.”Mi’kmaw activist Shelley Young was part of those fracking protests near the Elsipogtog First Nation. She wonders how it would have played out differently if the terrorism legislation had existed then.“There would be many more of us in jail, many more of us attacked,” said Young.The media images of burned-out RCMP cars and reports of violence didn’t reflect what it was like on the ground, said Young.“It was a very positive thing, what you saw in the news, didn’t reflect what was happening there. We drummed, we laughed. It was beautiful,” she said.The bill does allow for lawful protests. But whether it’s over fracking or pipelines, blockades can be seen by government as disrupting the economy or infrastructure.Bill C-51 doesn’t define terrorism, and that’s one of the criticisms NDP leader Tom Mulcair has raised. He calls aspects of the bill vague.Mulcair was in Halifax Monday and met with environmental groups and First Nations leaders to talk about how the bill will impact future protests.“With regard to Peter MacKay our justice minister,” said Mulcair. “I asked him several times last week give me one example of what you mean when you say that you’re going to be going after these groups to disrupt them, what does that means concretely, they can’t give an answer.”Harper said Indigenous groups are right in their concern over the proposed bill.“The groups are correctly concerned that they could be in the crosshairs of Mr. Harper in this plan,” he said.The NDP Leader said police already have the tools to fight security threats.“Yes, we’re going to oppose this bill, we’re going to vote against it, we’re going to fight it every step of the way,” he said.That could prove to be an uphill battle. With Liberal support, Bill C-51 passed second reading with a vote of 176-87 and will now go to the Steering Committee on Public Safety and National Security.troache@aptn.ca@TrinaRoachelast_img read more

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UN chief urges G20 to not balance budgets on the backs of

Despite rising budget deficit and severe fiscal problems, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) industrialized and developing economies to take urgent steps to help the poor and vulnerable make ends meet through investment.“Under any circumstances we must not balance budgets on the backs of the world”s poorest people,” the Secretary-General told leaders of the G20 at a working dinner in Toronto, Canada.Mr. Ban has been taking part in the two-day summit to highlight the need for world leaders to step up efforts to eradicate poverty and achieve the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for reducing extreme poverty and hunger, improving health and education, empowering women and ensuring environmental sustainability by 2015. Speaking at the working dinner, Mr. Ban said Governments had to mobilize investments and could not depend on consumption alone to recover from the global downturn.He urged world leaders to invest in three areas of high return which he identified as agriculture, green recovery and health systems.“Healthy populations, particularly women and children can leverage countries out of poverty,” Mr. Ban said, calling for concrete commitments for the recently released Joint Action Plan for Women”s and Children”s Health. Experts say the plan will require $15 billion for immediate implementation in the 49 least developed countries, and up to $45 billion per year by 2015.“Let us be determined to turn these three areas of high-return investments into a reality. Tomorrow, the G-20 can make clear its intention to do so.”Mr. Ban will convene a high-level summit at the UN Headquarters in New York in September to press countries to accelerate efforts to try to achieve the MDGs.Earlier in the day, Mr. Ban met on the sidelines with Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia. In addition to discussing the summit and the MDGs, Mr. Ban thanked the Prime Minister for his leadership in co-chairing the Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing. Mr. Ban also met privately with President Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea. The two leaders discussed topics related to the MDGs, as well as nuclear disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.Mr. Ban is scheduled to hold additional bilateral meetings tomorrow, in addition to taking part in the main discussions at the summit. 26 June 2010Despite rising budget deficit and severe fiscal problems, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) industrialized and developing economies to take urgent steps to help the poor and vulnerable make ends meet through investment. read more

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World Cup Crib Notes Day 16

World Cup Crib Notes Day 16

The World Cup’s knockout stage begins Saturday, with both matchups pitting South American teams against each other. Lose and they’re gone.Brazil vs. Chile 12 p.m. EDTColombia vs. Uruguay 4 p.m. EDTIN BRIEFSee our World Cup predictions for the latest probabilities.IN DEPTHUruguay must face Colombia without striker Luis Suárez, who has been suspended nine games for eating a little Italian (defender Giorgio Chiellini) during Uruguay’s 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday. That’s good news for Colombian players who don’t care to be sampled like beef jerky, but bad news for Uruguay, which has proven itself to be more effective with Suárez than without him.Suárez’s teammates missed him when sat out Uruguay’s June 14 Group D match against Costa Rica because of tenderness from a knee operation three weeks earlier. Although Uruguay possessed the ball 56 percent of the time, it managed just nine shots (compared to Costa Rica’s 13), with only three on target. Without Suárez, Uruguay couldn’t finish and lost 3-1.Contrast that to Uruguay’s 2-1 victory over England on June 19. With Suárez in the lineup, the Uruguayans possessed the ball only 37 percent of the time but made the most of their opportunities: Suárez took Uruguay’s only two shots on frame and converted on both. He didn’t score when the team edged Italy 1-0, but he took a good bite out of the Italians’ concentration, and the Uruguayans scored soon after.The Colombians are led by attacking midfielder James Rodríguez, who has three goals and two assists in the tournament. Our World Cup predictive model gives Colombia a 69 percent chance of beating Uruguay.Saturday’s other match pits host Brazil, which won twice and drew once in Group A play, against Chile, which went 2-1 in Group B. ESPN’s Soccer Power Index rates Brazil as the best team in the world, and our model gives it a 41 percent chance of winning the tournament. We give it a 82 percent chance of beating Chile.OFF THE PITCHBrazil and Chile aren’t neighbors, but that hasn’t stopped them from forming close ties, both historically and in the modern day. After winning their independence from Portugal and Spain, respectively, in the early-19th century, their relations began with mutual support in separate conflicts with Argentina. More recently, the two countries signed bilateral agreements in education, culture and research — and that was before Chilean President Michelle Bachelet was re-elected and promised to put more focus on the nation’s relationship with Brazil. But what does that mean for these countries’ trade?According to data from the Observatory of Economic Complexity, the cooperation translates. In 2012, Brazil sent $9.59 billion worth of exports to Chile, but without a focus on one particular product. The biggest share was crude petroleum, at about 26 percent, but public passenger vehicles, bovine meat, footwear, glues and chocolate all had significant shares as well. Flowing in the opposite direction was $8.33 billion worth of Chilean goods. Their breakdown is a little more imbalanced, with cooper making up 55 percent of exports, but the remaining products are well-distributed, with things such as fresh fish, fertilizers, wine and car parts all comprising comparable fractions of exports to Brazil. — Hayley MunguiaFURTHER READINGWhom Do You Root For When Your Team Gets Knocked Out of the World Cup?The U.S.’s Odds of Beating Belgium And Every Other World Cup OpponentThe Germans Are Young, in Their Prime, And Really, Really Good read more

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Luis Suarez dedicates victory over Russia to the fans

Luis Suarez dedicates victory over Russia to the fans

first_imgUruguay striker Suarez scored and received the man of the match award in Uruguay’s 3-0 win over Russia this afternoon, thanking fans afterwards.Suarez spoke to a reporter after the game: “On a personal level, I’m happy to move forward, with the team we continue to make history. As a team, we’re thinking about what’s best for the squad as that’s what’s most important.”“I also want to recognise all the Uruguayans who have made the effort to come out here and we’ve been able to return that effort with today’s result.”By defeating Russia, Uruguay sealed their spot in the last 16 as group winners and now await a draw against either Portugal or Spain. #URURUS | @Uruguay le ganó 3-0 a @TeamRussia, en el Arena Samara, y clasificó a octavos de final en la primera ubicación del Grupo A con 9 unidades. https://t.co/4ADSDv1Pix pic.twitter.com/HNpAGOzciL— Selección Uruguaya (@Uruguay) June 25, 2018ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.Suarez opened the scoring today before an own goal doubled their lead and Edison Cavani tapped home late on to complete a comfortable victory over the tournament hosts.The Barcelona striker added: “It’s obviously what we wanted, we wanted to keep growing throughout the World Cup and after winning two matches 1-0, today we wanted to do even better. We wanted to play in the same way we did before,”Uruguay seems to be hitting their stride just at the right time and have yet to concede a goal in Russia. Although they will face a tougher test in the next round, they have proved they will be extremely difficult to beat and could be dark horses for the trophy if they get through.last_img read more

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Kepa revealed the advice David de Gea gave him

Kepa revealed the advice David de Gea gave him

first_imgChelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga spoke about the advice that his compatriot David de Gea gave him when he first arrived in England.Adaptation for Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga hasn’t been easy, but now we know that it has been a little less difficult thanks to his fellow goalie and compatriot David de Gea.The Manchester United player arrived as a Spanish goalkeeper on his own from Atletico Madrid, he has served Kepa as a great example of what to do when you come to a new club that speaks a different language in a country that is vastly different from your own.Kepa spoke to the media after the Europa League match between Chelsea and Vidi FC from last Thursday, but his statement wasn’t published until this Saturday.“Every player settles into a new league in different ways. David is a team-mate with the national team and we get on really well,” said Kep while quoted by The Mirror.“When I signed for Chelsea, he gave me some advice, telling me a bit about how it was for him when he came here.”“Of course, he has been here for years now and is playing at a fantastic level.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“We were at the World Cup together and had a good chat about the differences between Spanish and English football.”“You need a little time, the usual sort of time it takes to get to know your team-mates and the league itself, but it’s all good generally, I’m very happy,” said the Chelsea goalie about David.Kepa also said what the Blues’ objectives for this new season are: “We’re working to still be in the mix when there are five or eight league games left, and involved in every competition possible by the time we get to March and April.”“The idea is to win trophies and we want to build a team that can win things, build a team that can be fighting on all fronts. We are on the right track.”If De gea or Allison makes this save it would be on the front page of the newspapers but because it’s Kepa no one will notice. pic.twitter.com/e31VDrG9Lg— Pys (@CFCPys) October 4, 2018last_img read more

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Washingtons top lawyer explains gay discrimination suit

first_imgKENNEWICK — Attorney General Bob Ferguson explained his gay discrimination lawsuit against a Richland florist during his visit Wednesday to the Tri-Cities.He told a Rotary Club meeting that Arlene’s Flowers is violating consumer protection law by refusing to sell flowers for a same-sex wedding.KNDU reports the state’s lawsuit against shop owner Baronelle Stutzman has been consolidated with a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, and it could be several months before it goes to court.Stutzman is counter-suing the attorney general. Her lawyer, Kristen Waggoner, says Stutzman served her gay customer for years but balked at the wedding because of her religious beliefs. Waggoner says it’s a matter of religious freedom, protected by the constitution.Other Tri-Cities florists are willing to arrange flowers for gay weddings.last_img read more

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Calista Corporation approves Akilista dividend second shareholder dividend of the year

first_imgCalista Corporation’s board of directors Wednesday approved its second shareholder dividend of the year.According to a Calista press release, the $2.2 million dollar Akilista dividend is a 10 percent jump from last year, and totals out to be $1.67 per share.The Calista Corporation serves around 13,000 shareholders, with the average shareholder owning 100 shares.The fall dividend comes from the corporation’s Akilista [aw-KEE-lis-tuh] investment portfolio, which made its first distribution to shareholders in 2014.Dividends will be distributed on November 21st.So far this year, the corporation has given out $7.8 million dollars in dividends.About 62 percent of Calista Corporation shareholders live in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region.last_img

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US accuses Russia of breaching Cold Warera treaties

US accuses Russia of breaching Cold Warera treaties

first_imgUS president Donald Trump (L) and Russia`s president Vladimir Putin. Photo: AFPThe United States on Thursday accused Moscow of openly breaching Cold War-era treaties by developing what Russian President Vladimir Putin called a new generation of “invincible” hypersonic weapons and submarines.Putin unveiled the new arsenal earlier Thursday in a state of the nation address, challenging Washington to a new arms race ahead of a presidential election that will all but certainly confirm his grip on power.Putin left his usual Kremlin perch to this year speak from a nearby exhibition center-allowing him to show a series of video montages of missiles crossing mountains and oceans, heading over the Atlantic before striking the US eastern seaboard.He quoted a speech he gave in 2004, vowing that Russia would develop a new generation of weaponry, a promise that he said he has now fulfilled.“No one really wanted to talk to us basically. No one listened to us then. Listen to us now,” Putin said, prompting a standing ovation from the audience of top officials, lawmakers and celebrities.He presented Russia’s military efforts as a response to recent actions by the United States, which last month unveiled plans to revamp its own nuclear arsenal and develop new low-yield atomic weapons.‘Cheesy’ attack video -The State Department expressed outrage at Putin’s presentation and his “cheesy” animated video of warheads over US soil-and said the Russian leader had confirmed long-held allegations about his program.“It was certainly unfortunate to have watched the video animation that depicted a nuclear attack on the United States,” spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters.“That’s something that we certainly didn’t enjoy watching. We don’t regard that as the behavior of a responsible international player,” she added.“President Putin has confirmed what the United States government has known for a long time but that Russia has denied prior to this,” she added.“Russia has been developing destabilizing weapons systems for more than a decade in direct violation of its treaty obligations.”Specifically, Nauert said that Moscow had proven itself in violation of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), through its development of ground-launched cruise missiles.The Pentagon reacted with more equanimity, with a spokesman insisting that the US military remains “fully prepared” to react to “anything that comes our way.”The United States has long accused Russia of breaching the INF treaty and, while it is modernizing its own nuclear arsenal, says that it remains in compliance with the terms of the Cold War accord.The spat came as relations between the powers lie frozen at levels not seen since the Cold War over the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria and accusations that Moscow interfered in the US presidential election in 2016.Also Thursday, the US formally approved the sale of Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine, which is fighting a Russian-backed insurgency in the east of the country.The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Ukraine has asked President Donald Trump’s US administration for permission to buy 210 missiles and 37 launchers at a cost of around $47 million‘Fantastic’ submarines -In a speech that ran almost two hours, Putin showed tests of a new missile system that he said could fly at 20 times the speed of sound and maneuver up and down, and is not owned by any other country.“This makes it absolutely invincible for any forms of air and missile defense,” he boasted, calling it an “ideal weapon.”Russia has also developed unmanned underwater devices that move much faster than submarines and torpedoes and can carry nuclear warheads, Putin said, adding: “It’s just fantastic!”Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu later said Russian arms would be able to “overcome all existing anti-missile systems” such as those the US intends to deploy in eastern Europe and South Korea.“This anti-missile ‘umbrella’ turns out to be a bit ‘leaky’,” he said in comments released by his ministry.Putin, who has led Russia for almost two decades and is seeking in the March 18 election a historic fourth Kremlin term that would extend his rule to 2024, also laid out a number of domestic measures in the speech.Putin has refused to take part in TV debates with other candidates, but the address suggested cutting poverty and improving the environment would be among the top goals of his expected new six-year term.‘Unacceptable’ poverty -The 65-year-old vowed to cut the country’s “unacceptable” poverty rate in half over six years, but said 22 million fewer Russians were now living below the poverty line than when he was first elected president.Putin, who coughed throughout the speech and was forced to pause to drink, was given an ecstatic reception in the hall during the televised address but some online comments were less complimentary.“The old man only perked up when he was talking about how he can destroy the world. A moment of truth!” former Kremlin advisor Gleb Pavlovsky said on social media.Despite Putin’s campaign promises when he returned to the Kremlin in 2012 after four years as prime minister, his last term was marked by a fall in living standards and Russia’s international isolation.Boosted by a slavish media and foreign military adventures such as the annexation of Crimea in 2014, his approval rating remains sky-high and official polls suggest he will take almost 70 percent of the vote on March 18.last_img
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Grindr gives A subtle response to altright journalist they banned

Grindr gives A subtle response to altright journalist they banned

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Alt-right journalist hilariously alerts FBI when he gets banned from GrindrAnother security breach Grindr reveals users’ exact locationGay man attempts to sue Grindr for allowing ‘No Asians’ commentsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/grindr-response-alt-right-journalist/ As the t-shirt’s description reads: ‘Grindr has created this t-shirt to remind people that all gender identities and pronouns are welcome on our platform… because the future is fluid.  #postmodernism’Plenty of people had positive support for the move. pic.twitter.com/BcuP7a6Lp3— Ecce_Homosexual (@Ecce_Homosexual) July 24, 2018 Moore also tagged the FBI when he levvied a variety of accusations against the app including prostitution and illegal drug activity.Now they have a comeback for Moore’s various comments.On Tuesday (24 July), they tweeted out a brand-new limited edition t-shirt. What does the shirt say? ‘Grindr is a construct.’The future is fluid. #GrindrIsAConstruct https://t.co/JdQe30TdIH pic.twitter.com/0OCny283iv— Grindr (@Grindr) July 24, 2018Making it even sweeter, all proceeds are going to the National Center for Transgender Equality.The shirt is available until 30 July here. pic.twitter.com/U7nFqK0JKN— B*ll*ona**e (@BraveArcanine) July 24, 2018GSN reached out to Grindr for further comment.More from Gay Star NewsGrindr finds new home in Asia after opening offices in TaiwanGay man attempts to sue Grindr for allowing ‘No Asians’ commentsTeens use Grindr to find a sense of community, shows the need for more LGBTI youth spacesGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img Grindr has responded to an alt-right journalist who took to Twitter to complain about the dating app after they banned him for transphobia.Earlier this week, Chadwick Moore posted a Twitter thread about the app. After he answered the profile question about gender with ‘there are only 2’, Grindr suspended his profile. GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

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first_img News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 30, 2018 Philips Integrates Reacts Tele-Ultrasound Platform on Lumify Portable Systems Philips in partnership with Innovative Imaging Technologies (IIT) announced an industry-first integrated tele-… read more Technology | Teleradiology | June 28, 2018 Dictum Health Launches Advanced Telestroke Module for Virtual Exam Room Platform Dictum Health Inc., creators of the Virtual Exam Room (VER) telehealth technology, announced the release of their Care… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare News | Breast Density | February 14, 2019 Densitas Enters Partnership Agreement With TeleMammography Specialists Breast imaging analytics company Densitas Inc. announced a new collaboration partnership with TeleMammography… read more eRAD operates with single login and single password functions, and features DICOM tag morphing capabilities.  Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | May 15, 2019 Clarius Releases Clarius Live Ultrasound Telemedicine Solution Clarius Mobile Health released a telemedicine solution called Clarius Live. The simple-to-use feature allows any… read more Related Content For more information: erad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Teleradiology | May 06, 2019 Chipmunk Health Chooses Philips HealthSuite for Telehealth Services Philips announced that telehealth service provider Chipmunk Health, with locations in the Netherlands and Canada, is… read more News | Teleradiology | April 10, 2019 vRad Receives 19th Patent vRad (Virtual Radiologic), a Mednax Radiology Solutions practice, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office… read more center_img PACS features speech recognition enabling radiologists to dictate directly into eRAD. The final report auto-forwards to a KellerMed server at the customer’s location in its preferred workflow. ARL provides radiology interpretation services to Reno Diagnostic Centers and other healthcare operations in northern Nevada. ARL implemented eRAD PACS technology in March 2013, which is integrated with its customers’ EMR and PACS systems to deliver medical reports. News | Teleradiology | November 25, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Showcases syngo Virtual Cockpit for More Flexible Workforce Management During the 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 25-30… read more News | Orthopedic Imaging | November 09, 2017 Sectra to Provide Orthopedic Post-Operative Follow-Up for Teleradiology Company International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra recently signed an agreement with the global… read more News | PACS | March 19, 2018 Exa PACS Helps Teleradiology Provider Increase Productivity 400 Percent Nine months after the implementation of Exa PACS (picture archiving and communication system) from Konica Minolta… read more January 30, 2014 — Advanced Radiology Ltd. (ARL) implemented a teleradiology platform by eRAD, subsidiary of RadNet Inc., as part of its growth strategy. News | January 30, 2014 Advanced Radiology Implements eRAD’s Cloud-Based Teleradiology Solution News | Teleradiology | May 10, 2018 DocPanel Partners With University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Teleradiology company DocPanel announced a partnership with the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of… read more last_img read more

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Digital parking meters begin operating this week

first_imgNo related posts. Some 1,500 digital parking meters began operating on Monday in the central canton of San José, starting at 10 a.m.The new system for parking on public roads, implemented by the municipality, aims to eliminate the parking ticket system in the central canton of the capital.Digital parking meters accept debit and credit cards, and those not wanting to use personal bank accounts can pay by sending an SMS from cellphones.In order to use cellphones as a payment method, motorists must first create a parking account at a local bank, which will assign a Personal Identification Number (PIN).Public officials inaugurated the new parking system at 10 a.m. in a brief act in front of the Foreign Ministry in downtown San José. Facebook Commentslast_img

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Fintechs Present Both Opportunities and Challenges

Fintechs Present Both Opportunities and Challenges

first_imgFintechs Present Both Opportunities and Challenges July 12, 2016 721 Views in Daily Dose, Headlines, News, Technology Fintechs House Financial Services Committee Online Marketplace Lending Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit technology 2016-07-12 Seth Welborncenter_img Congress has taken note of the rise of companies that utilize technology to make financial services more efficient, or fintechs as they have commonly become known, and their increasing role in the financial services market.In a House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit hearing on Tuesday, Subcommittee Chairman Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) noted that while online marketplace lending represents only a fraction of the $3.5 trillion in outstanding consumer debt, it shows both tremendous growth potential and identifiable challenges.“Over the last year, we have seen growing attention paid to this market by federal regulators, the media, and other market participants,” Neugebauer said in his opening statement at the hearing. “For example, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Treasury Department have considered the appropriate federal regulatory framework for these lenders. One proposal being considered would offer a limited-national banking charter that could provide operational efficiency and regulatory clarity.”The key takeaways from the hearing, according to the Committee, is that online marketplace lending is expanding access to credit by providing loans to certain borrowers who might not have otherwise received capital, and the new credit models present an opportunity to leverage technology to expand credit access into underserved markets.“We believe marketplace lending brings significant value to both borrowers and investors,and that it will play an increasingly important part in the financial industry in the years to come,” said Sachin Adarkar, General Counsel, Prosper Funding, one of the witnesses in the hearing.“For various reasons stated above, traditional small business loan programs are not able to adequately serve the capital needs of our nation’s small businesses,” said Parris Sanz, Chief Legal Officer, CAN Capital, a witness in the hearing. “This is especially true when small businesses need $100,000 or less, which accounts for 90% of small business loans. Companies like CAN Capital and other ETA member companies have been able to address this unmet need by developing data-driven risk and underwriting models and user-friendly technology platforms to quickly and effectively provide small businesses with access to the capital they need to grow their businesses and, in turn, help propel the U.S. economy.”For at least a few months, the financial industry has been discussing the possibility of a national bank charter for non-bank fintechs. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has warned that fintechs would not replace banks in the financial industry, but at the same time the OCC has encouraged dialogue between fintechs and banks to foster responsible financial innovation. The OCC held a forum on June 23 including representatives from both fintechs and banks to have such a dialogue.“Banks have grappled with questions surrounding competitiveness and partnership,” Neugebauer said. “Some have been quick to point to an uneven regulatory structure, while others have embraced the opportunity to partner with lenders to leverage their technology and consumer reach. I am hopeful that our community financial institutions will benefit most from these technological advancements and partnerships.”Neugebauer noted improvements in capital markets, citing $10.3 billion in cumulative securitizations since the first securitization in 2013. But at the same time, he cited a report from Deloitte earlier this year which predicts large consolidations and strategic partnerships with traditional banks. Neugebauer said in order to make better policy decisions, the Subcommittee must do three things: Understand business models and product offerings of fintechs; understand how banks and lenders compete and collaborate; and understand the current regulatory framework and how policy decisions may determine the market’s future.Witnesses at the hearing included Parris Sanz, Chief Legal Officer, CAN Capital, on behalf of the Electronic Transactions Association; Sachin Adarkar, General Counsel, Prosper Funding; Rob Nichols, CEO, American Bankers Association; Bimal Patel, Partner, O’Melveny & Myer; and Gerron Levi, Director of Policy & Government Affairs, National Community Reinvestment Coalition (click the witness’s name to read his or her testimony).Neugebauer said that Tuesday’s hearing was the first in a series he intends to convene on fintechs, noting that online marketplace lending (also known as peer-to-peer lending) has increased rapidly over the last decade. Sharelast_img read more

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Trips that arent on your bucket list but should be

Trips that arent on your bucket list but should be

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There’s always the Via Ferrata, a guided, steel cable route stretching for 1km along the mountainside, which you clip yourself onto and traverse, scrambling along ladders, pegs, and smaller ziplines along the way. We’ll see you on the other side… Search hotels in Freetown We wouldn’t recommend any daytime attempts to pedal around India’s largest city, what with its famously congested roads that heave with rattling buses and opportunistic tuk-tuks zipping between them with reckless abandon. Yet the chaos dies down at night, when the traffic subsides and the temperature cools, creating the perfect conditions for a bike ride. Search flights to Freetown Photo credit: Jebel Jais Flight Go surfing in Sierra Leone Photo credit: Sergio Boccardo And if you’re not quite ready to take on these adrenalin-filled activities, search ‘everywhere’ to plan your own trip. No trip to Rio de Janeiro would be complete without a dose of revelry in Copacabana. The city’s most captivating beach is abuzz with favela boys kicking footballs and bikini-clad caipirinha drinkers by day, and an increasingly vibrant nightlife when the sun goes down. But to really go out on the tiles here, you’ve got to know how to swing your hips and work your feet Brazilian-style. Enter the Rio Samba Dancer experience. Ride the world’s longest zipline in UAE Track wolves in Italy Parts of West Africa have been surf hotspots for a while – take Kokrobite in Ghana, or Senegal‘s Ouakam – but in Sierra Leone, the sport is still largely unknown. In fact, there’s only one official place to surf in the whole country: Bureh Beach Surf Club, which won its ISA certification last year. With a collection of 15 battered shortboards donated by passing travellers, a group of young guys from local Bureh Town (plus the country’s only female surfer, nicknamed KK) have launched this grassroots eco-tourism spot, teaching surf lessons and hosting visitors on the hunt for undiscovered waves. On a three-day expedition with the European Safari Company, you’ll track wolves by foot with an expert local guide to keep you safe (phew), while sleeping in remote mountain accommodation, star gazing and tucking into some top-tier Italian cuisine to boot. The wild terrain is also home to chamois, deer, Marsican brown bears and golden eagles – so you’ll get up close and personal with nature whether or not the wolves make an appearance. Plus, you’ll learn about the wolf’s important role as a predator in these mountains, its unrivalled mastery of the landscape and its complicated relationship with humans. Go on a night time cycle in Mumbai You’ve done cookery courses on holiday, tried a spot of dolphin watching and even gone on safari – and you like to think of yourself as a fairly intrepid traveller. So for your next trip, how about taking things up a notch? Here are five activities that’ll really test your mettle this year. Search hotels in Ras Al Khaimah Search hotels near the Apennines Search flights to Mumbai Designed for newbies, the session begins with a samba class before progressing to a local club (entry fee included) so you can test out your new moves to a live band and dance the rest of the night away with the local senhores and senhoras. And, if you’re not there for Carnaval (gutted), the dance school will even dig out some diamante costumes for you to shake your thang in – now that will really test your nerves. 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It rolls between some of Mumbai’s most famous (and busiest) landmarks, which gain an unexpected serenity in the darkness, abandoned by the crowds. The iconic Crawford Market, the Victorian-built Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and the majestic Gateway of India all feature – as do regular stop-offs for cups of chai tea and a break at Marine Drive to bury your toes in the sand beneath the stars. The city of Ras Al Khaimah is home to Jebel Jais, the highest mountain in the UAE, and as of last year, that mountain is equipped with the world’s longest zipline. Beating the former Guinness World Record holder (the ‘Monster’ in Puerto Rico) by over 600m, the Jebel Jais Flight is 2.83km long (the equivalent of 28 football pitches). Daredevils get strapped into a custom-fitted harness and whizz face-first at 1,680m above sea level at up to 150km per hour. Search hotels in Mumbai The spine-chilling howl of a wolf isn’t something you’d expect to hear just a mozzarella’s throw from Rome. 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MPs say conditions at asylum centre are inadequate

MPs say conditions at asylum centre are inadequate

first_imgMPs on Monday called on the government to step up and improve conditions at the reception centre for asylum seekers at Kofinou in Larnaca.Members of the House human rights committee, accompanied by the interior ministry permanent secretary, Kypros Kyprianou, Children’s Rights Commissioner, Leda Koursoumba, the community leader of Kofinou, Despo Charalambous, and members of the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR in Cyprus, visited the reception centre to inspect conditions and monitor any progress since their last visit in the summer.According to the head of the committee, Stella Kyriakides, there are still serious problems concerning the living conditions of residents and operation of the centre.“We unfortunately witnessed there is no nurse, no doctor and not a social worker on a permanent basis,” Kyriakides said.The problems at the reception centre will be discussed by the committee in March, she said, while the management of the centre will be discussed by the cabinet next week.“There will be a permanent administrative officer, a permanent group of services, such as plumbers and others to do necessary repairs, and a process is already underway for changing food distribution,” Kyriakides said.The permanent secretary of the interior ministry informed MPs of recent programming changes at the centre.Kyriakides said the allowances given to the asylum seekers to help them move out of the centre and integrate rather than remaining there for years was another issue that needed to be addressed.The centre, she said, should be a temporary reception space whose capacity is for a smaller number of people.“Unfortunately, just as in other European countries, it hosts more people for longer periods of time, while some people live here almost permanently,” she said.Koursoumba said that the problems children face at the centre are still not resolved. She said that in her report last year she had mentioned that there were no suitable conditions for children, no proper diet, and one child needed bottled water in large quantities and did not have it.“We hope that slowly these problems will be resolved,” she said.The commissioner said that she will give some time to the interior ministry to deliver on its promises.The UNHCR had said last December that most asylum-seekers are severely materially deprived because of the low level of social assistance they receive, and called on the government to review its policies.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoCrossovers | Search AdsBest New Compact Crossovers for Under 20kCrossovers | Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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