Mother of missing girl urges authorities to take murdered and missing issue

first_imgAPTN National NewsThursday marked the Day to Remember in honour of missing and murdered Aboriginal women across the country.At a rally in Ottawa, the Native Women’s Association and other leaders pressed the government to do more about the problem.Family members also took part.Laurie Odjick’s daughter Maisy went missing four years ago.Odjick doesn’t think politicians are taking the issue seriously.last_img

Saudi Arabia Cracks Down on Human Rights Activists

Rabat – Authorities in Saudi Arabia have arrested two more women’s rights activists, adding to a growing number detained since May.Human Rights Watch calls for justice for Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah, arrested July 30, and “the latest victims of an unprecedented government crackdown on the women’s rights movement.”Who are they? Badawi, honored in 2012 with the United States’ International Women of Courage Award, stands as a prominent figure for gender rights in Saudi Arabia.Abused by her father for 15 years, Badawi escaped the violence in her home for shelter at a women’s protection house in 2008. Her father filed an adhl, or disobedience charge, against her, his legal basis founded in the male guardianship system.After years of legal battles between father and daughter, as well as multiple arrests and imprisonments for her disobedience under the guardianship system, Badawi became a vocal spokesperson for human rights.She filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs in 2011 for their refusal to register her as a voter or candidate; with this action, she became the first person in Saudi Arabia to file a lawsuit for women’s suffrage. Joining other women, she signed a petition for voting rights, ability to run as a candidate in local election, and the right to drive.And drive she did, seven years before her right was legally confirmed; during the 2011-2012 women driving campaign Badawi drove in Jeddah weekly and challenged the legislative basis behind the now-defunct only female driving ban in the world.In 2014 the Saudi government banned Badawi from international travel, and in 2016 authorities briefly jailed her for peaceful activism.Two of her closest relatives already wait for justice behind bars. Her former husband, jailed for human rights activism, is currently serving 15 years. Her brother Raif Badawi received a 10-year sentence and 1,000 lashes for posting controversial opinions on his well-known blog and  creating an online space for public debate.Although harassed and targeted by the Saudi government for years, Badawi continued to fight for human rights for women.“The current situation is simply that there is a severe case of repression against human rights activists and peaceful political activism; we do not oppose the government and do not want its downfall, but we are calling for civil and political rights, a constitutional monarchy, an elected parliament and an independent, just judiciary.”Al-Sadah is her colleague in activism. From the Shia-majority Qatif province, she advocates for the abolishment of the guardianship system and actively opposed the female driving ban until its removal from law in June 2018.In 2015 al-Sadah ran as a candidate in local elections—the first year legally possible for her to do so—until authorities opposed her campaign by eliminating her from the ballot.Both faced repeated targeting from the Saudi government, including a travel ban, for years before their arrests.A third woman, Amal al-Harbi, was arrested this week as well. The charges against the wife of imprisoned civil rights advocate Fowzan al-Harbi, arrested for his work with a now-banned civic organization, are unknown.Read also: Moroccans Accuse Human Rights Minister of Breaking Election PromisesWhat do they stand for?Saudi Arabia has targeted over a dozen advocates for women’s rights since May, when authorities arrested prominent activists, like Loujain al-Hathlou, Aisha al-Manea, and Eman al-Nafjan, under accusations of undermining national security. Many, however, were detained without charge.Media outlets linked to the Saudi government developed a campaign against the activists—called “traitors”—that accuses them of “violat[ing] national unity.” Potential sentences could last up to 20 years.The rights advocates are campaigning for include the abolishment of the male guardianship system, a legislative structure placing various rights of the woman in the hands of her wali, usually a father, brother, or husband. The system requires women to ask permission of their male guardians for marriage and divorce, to enroll in higher education, to obtain a passport, to travel, to open a bank account, and to receive elective surgery.In 2012 the government developed a network in which male guardians receive a text update if a woman under their responsibility leaves the country, more heavily enforcing the travel stipulations under the guardian system.Not all Saudi women, however, agree on the gender-based framework; a 2008 “My Guardian Knows What’s Best for Me” petition, actively opposed to “equality between men and women,” garnered over 5,000 signatures.A contradictory 2016 petition, the first of its kind, gathered nearly 15,000 signatures for the end of the male guardianship system. Prominent activist Wajeha Al-Huwaider analogized the legislation to slavery.In 2015, the Global Gender Gap Report ranked Saudi Arabia as 141 out of 144 nations for gender parity. The 2018 lifting of a historical ban on female drivers, the only such legislation in the world, marked a seemingly progressive change under King Salman.Some Saudis, however, criticize the reform as merely “cosmetic.”Madawi al-Rasheed, a Saudi visiting professor at the London School of Economics, said the May arrests of women’s rights activists “exposed the myth that Mohammed bin Salman is a revolutionary conducting a top-down transformation of Saudi Arabia.”“There is an ongoing campaign to silence everybody in Saudi Arabia from religious scholars to intellectuals, lawyers, activists, teachers, women, men: everybody.”Following the same May arrests, Amnesty International’s Middle East Director of Campaigns Samah Hadid denounced the cognitive dissonance displayed by a government proclaiming reform while detaining advocates for human rights.“Saudi Arabian authorities cannot continue to publicly state they are dedicated to reform, while treating women’s rights campaigners in this cruel way.”Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth expressed similar sentiments in a tweet.“As the Saudi Crown Prince tours the world presenting himself as a ‘reformer,’ he is arresting the women’s rights activists who refuse to accept his tokenism, leaving it to us to make their voices heard.”What does this mean for the future?Human Rights Watch Middle East Director Sarah Leah Whitson said Saudi Arabia and its allies must “question what ‘reform’ really means in a country where the rule of law is disdainfully ignored.”“Allies and partners considering opportunities for closer ties with Saudi Arabia during this period of ‘reform’ should speak out against Mohammad bin Salman’s ultimately self-defeating repression. Any economic vision that seeks to open up Saudi Arabia while throwing real reformers in jail may well end badly for everyone.”Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director Lynn Maalouf pointed to the arrests of Badawi and al-Sadah as a “disturbing sign that the crackdown is far from over.”“These brave women represented the last vestiges of the human rights community in the country, and now they too have been detained. Saudi Arabia’s new leadership under Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has crushed any space for the existence of human rights defenders in the country.”Maalouf called upon the international community—specifically the US, UK, and France—to pressure Saudi Arabia to “end this draconian crackdown and targeted repression of human rights activists.”“The US, the UK, and France … have remained silent for far too long. Their silence is deafening.”By Anna Schaeffer read more

UN index shows deep inequalities persist between countries rich and poor

5 October 2009The world’s countries continue to record substantial improvements in human development but vast inequalities still exist between rich and poor States, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) warned today as it unveiled its annual measure of progress in human well-being. The world’s countries continue to record substantial improvements in human development but vast inequalities still exist between rich and poor States, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) warned today as it unveiled its annual measure of progress in human well-being. The Human Development Index (HDI), which combines measure of life expectancy, literacy, school enrolment and gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, was this year calculated for 182 countries and territories – a record number – and released today as part of the annual Human Development Report. The report’s lead author Jeni Klugman said “progress has been uneven” worldwide, despite significant overall improvements over the past 30 years. “Many countries have experienced setbacks over recent decades, in the face of economic downturns, conflict-related crises and the HIV and AIDS epidemic,” Ms. Klugman said. “And this was even before the impact of the current global financial crisis was felt.” She noted that some countries have made particularly strong progress since 1980 in health and education, especially compared to incomes. “While the closing of the gaps in many health and education indicators is good news, the persistent inequality in the distribution of world incomes should continue to be a source of concern for policy-makers and international institutions.” Norway, Australia and Iceland remain the top-ranked countries on the HDI, which is based on data gathered in 2007, the most recent year that full statistics were available. Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Switzerland and Japan complete the top 10. They are among 38 countries and territories classified as having “very high” human development, a new category reserved for those nations with the highest indicators. Across the entire HDI, five countries rose by three or more places: France, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and China, due largely to improvements in life expectancy and incomes. Luxembourg, Malta, Ecuador, Lebanon, Belize, Tonga and Jamaica all slid in the rankings by three or more places. Niger, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone are at the bottom of the rankings, and Ms. Klugman noted the enormous differences in the life of a child born in Niger to that of one born in Norway. The Norwegian child can expect to live 30 years longer and will grow up to earn an average of $85 for every $1 earned by the person in Niger. read more

UN envoy discusses democratization with various Iraqi leaders

Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, Sergio Vieira de Mello, met on Saturday with Ayatollah Ali Mohammad al-Sistani, exchanging views “in a frank manner on the current situation in Iraq and how best to move forward to reaching the goal of transferring power to a representative Iraqi leadership,” said UN spokesman Abdelhamid Abdeljaber.”Mr. Sistani expressed his concern at the slow pace and many other issues derailing the process of permitting Iraqi responsible leaders to take charge of their affairs,” the spokesman added.The talks also covered the idea of writing a new constitution for Iraq.Mr. de Mello held a subsequent meeting on Saturday with Imam Muqtada Al-Sadr, leader of the Sadriun Movement, who emphasized that “any formation of any political entity was doomed to failure unless it is supported or endorsed by the Iraqi people themselves,” Mr. Abdeljaber reported. In addition, the Special Representative met with Imam Mohammad Baqir Al-Hakim, leader of the Supreme Council of Islamic Revolution in Iraq, who stressed that there are many ways to foster a more representative Iraqi body. “He said that only Iraqi people can choose their representatives and any imposed leadership would fail and hurt those who will impose it,” Mr. Abdeljaber said. For his part, the envoy promised to convey these views to the appropriate leaders.In another development, on Monday Iraq is slated to begin a two-day workshop on the justice system and accountability for past human rights violations. This expert consultation, a first for Iraq, will focus on key issues in light of recently discovered mass graves in many parts of the country, according to Mona Rishmawi, the Special Representative’s Special Advisor on Human Rights and Women’s Issues. read more

Football players to audition for NFL scouts for Ohio States pro day

The march to the NFL Draft for some former Ohio State football players continues Friday. Twelve players from the senior classes of 2010 and 2011 ­— Mike Adams, Dionte Allen, Mike Brewster, Nate Ebner, Donnie Evege, Aaron Gant, Daniel “Boom” Herron, Tony Jackson, DeVier Posey, Grant Schwartz, J.B. Shugarts and Andrew Sweat — will take to the field at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center under the watchful eye of NFL scouts. The workout sessions, which wlll be led by new OSU strength coach Mickey Marotti, will serve as a second chance for Adams, Brewster, Herron and Posey to show their athleticism after the NFL Combine, which took place Feb. 22-28. Posey measured 6-foot-2 and weighed 211 pounds on the scale at the NFL Combine. A state-champion sprinter in high school, Posey ran the 40-yard dash in 4.50 seconds, posted a 36.5-inch vertical jump and managed 14 reps in the 225-pound bench press. Herron measured 5-foot-10 and weighed 213 pounds. He ran a 4.66 second 40-yard dash and got 22 reps on the bench press. He also posted the second best time for running backs, 4.04 seconds, in the 20-yard shuttle, which measures speed and change of direction over a short distance. Adams has the size of a prototypical NFL left tackle at 6-foot-7 and 323 pounds, and many project him as a first-round draft selection. Adams ran a 5.40 second 40-yard dash and had 19 reps on the bench press. Posey, Herron and Adams were all involved in NCAA violations at OSU and served suspensions during the 2011-12 season. Posey was suspended for a total of 10 games, Herron was suspended for six and Adams was suspended for five. Brewster weighed in at 312 pounds and measured 6-foot-2. He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.35 seconds and had 29 reps in the bench press. The NFL Draft begins April 26 and ends April 28. Follow @Lanternsports on Twitter Friday morning for live OSU Pro Day coverage. Look for a recap of the players’ performance shortly after the workout sessions conclude. read more

London teacher named in top 10 for a global award warns living

first_imgA London teacher named among 10 finalists for a $1m worldwide teaching prize has warned of the poor living conditions of some of her pupils. Andria Zafirakou, a teacher at Alperton Community School in Brent, north-west London, has made it on to the shortlist for the fourth annual Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, which recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. Ms Zafirakou said she decided to submit an application after reading about it.”When you read about why they are doing this – sharing good practice, raising the profile of teachers and how fundamental they are in society – that was why I wanted to apply,” she told the Press Association.The pupils at Ms Zafirakou’s inner-city school, which is in one of the poorest areas of the country, come from a variety of backgrounds. She has learnt how to say basic greetings in many of the 35 languages spoken at the school, including Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil and Portuguese, to help parents feel welcome and included.”If you have somebody who can connect with you and appreciate your background, then that’s special,” she said.She added that greeting someone in their language “helps to break down barriers and enables families to engage more in the school community”. In a video message announcing the nominations, Bill Gates paid tribute to the finalists, saying research has shown that a great teacher can be “the most important factor” in whether students get a great education.The Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist said: “When you think about what drives progress and improvement in the world, education is like a master switch – one that opens up all sorts of opportunities for individuals and societies.”And research has shown that having a great teacher can be the most important factor that determines whether students get a great education.”The finalists were chosen partly for their proven abilities in inspiring students and helping them to learn, Mr Gates said.”Just as important, these teachers are leaders who have innovated in the classroom and mentored their colleagues,” he added.”They have demonstrated the kind of collaboration – teachers and schools working together – that can give all students the opportunity to get a great education.”The other finalists, drawn from 30,000 entries from 173 countries, are from Turkey, South Africa, Colombia, Philippines, United States, Brazil, Belgium, Australia and Norway.The award will be presented at a ceremony in Dubai on Sunday March 18. 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. “In fact it’s often so crowded and noisy I’ve had students tell me they have to do their homework in the bathroom, just to grab a few moments alone so they can concentrate.”I also found that some were being forced to play truant to cook meals in the allocated time slot they were permitted to use their shared home kitchen.”Others could not participate in extracurricular activities after school because they had to take on parental responsibilities like collecting their brothers and sisters from other schools.”Discovering all this prompted me to organise additional provision within the school day and often at weekends to help students have the opportunity to progress.”This included giving them access to a quiet place to do their art work, as well as time to participate in extracurricular activities.” Ms Zafirakou has helped to set up clubs and societies for students, redesigned the curriculum with her fellow teachers to make it relevant to pupils’ lives, and is known for taking time to understand her students’ lives, such as visiting their homes, taking the bus with them and welcoming them at the school gates.She said: “By getting pupils to open up about their home lives, I discovered that many of my students come from crowded homes where multiple families share a single property.last_img read more

Gahcho Kué receives PDAC award

first_imgThe Gahcho Kué diamond mine received its third major award last week, as the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) presented the Viola R. MacMillan Award during the PDAC Awards Gala, held in conjunction with its annual international convention. The award, for demonstrating leadership in management and financing for the exploration and development of mineral resources, was accepted by Gahcho Kué mine General Manager Allan Rodel, on behalf of De Beers Canada, and Patrick Evans, CEO of Mountain Province Diamonds. Gahcho Kué is a joint venture between De Beers (51% – the operator) and Mountain Province. The mine officially began commercial production on March 2, 2017.“To build and bring into operation a world-class mine like Gahcho Kué safely, early and ahead of budget is rare in the mining industry today,” said Kim Truter, CEO – De Beers Canada. “This award is recognition that we are on the right track and that our employees, community and business partners are also able to deliver on a world-class level.”Mountain Province President and CEO Patrick Evans added: “This award recognizes the combined efforts of a large and talented team of mining and finance professionals who contributed to the successful financing and development of Gahcho Kué. The support of our shareholders and debt providers was critically importantly. We also extend our thanks and appreciation to the De Beers operating team at Gahcho Kué for their exceptional hard work during the project development.”“I am extremely proud of the work done by every member of the team at Gahcho Kué,” said Rodel. “We work in some of the most difficult conditions found anywhere in the world, and we have achieved so many important milestones safely, without harm to people or the environment.”In 2016, Gahcho Kué received Gold at the 11th Annual Project Management Institute’s awards gala as well as the Workplace Health and Safety Award from the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce.The fly-in/fly-out remote mine site is situated approximately 280 km northeast of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories (NWT) of Canada. Comprising three open pits, the mine will employ 530 people full-time, with the majority working a two-week in/two-week out rotation.In addition to a C$440 million boost to the NWT economy through 2015, the Gahcho Kué mine will provide a further C$5.3 billion in Gross Value Added (GVA) to the NWT now that it has reached commercial production, according to a socio-economic impact report by EY.last_img read more

Former band teacher sentenced for sex with student

first_imgA former Heritage High School band director who pleaded guilty to having sex with a student was sentenced Friday to nine months in jail.The sentence means Tyler J. Benedict, 30, of Ridgefield also loses his teaching license, must register as a sex offender for 10 years and faces one year of community supervision following his release from jail.Clark County Superior Court Judge Roger Bennett called the sentence “a severe punishment short of going to prison.” The crime wasn’t serious enough for prison for a first-time offense, but it does take into account how Benedict abused his authority and trust as a teacher, Bennett added.“This is not an accident. This is not a mistake,” the judge said. “It was a calculated act in hopes of not getting caught.”Deputy Prosecutor Jeff McCarty said the sex acts occurred on two separate occasions between June 15 and July 15. He and Benedict’s attorney, Gerry Wear, negotiated a plea to one count.last_img read more

Inmate Guard denied her medical attention while in labor newborn died

first_imgMILWAUKEE (WSVN) — A former inmate at the Milwaukee County jail, in Wisconsin, claims that her newborn child died because she was denied medical treatment while she was giving birth in her cell.Time Magazine is reporting that Shadé Swayzer is seeking $8.5 million in damages after the death of her baby on July 14.According to Time, in a notice of claim, Swayzer’s lawyer said his client told a corrections officer that her water broke. The officer then reportedly laughed and walked away.After Swayzer gave birth, at around 4 a.m., she allegedly did not receive medical attention until 6 a.m. The child was later declared dead.According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, however, Swayzer never told officers she was going into labor. The newspaper also reports that an autopsy was done, but the results were not released.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

CINGSA Files Petition With RCA For Approval Of New Wells

first_imgThe proposed upgrades involve the drilling of two new storage wells, the installation of an additional dehydration train, and the installation of a new turbine gas compressor. The estimated total cost is $41 million. CINGSA, is concerned that its gas storage facility on the Kenai Peninsula is vulnerable to the failure of a single well storage well, a failure that would jeopardize the ability of the facility to support utility gas needs during the winter. The upgrades being planned would essentially help the facility continue to meet the demands during periods of peak gas delivery. The CINGSA facility has been in operation since 2012. It was created in response to challenges associated with declining production from the gas fields in the Cook Inlet basin. The facility injects gas for storage into the depleted Sterling C reservoir sands of the Cannery Loop gas field.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on May 23rd, 2018 at 10:05 amCook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska LLC, or CINGSA has asked the Regulatory Commission of Alaska for approval of some upgrades to the storage facility. The RCA is taking public comments until Friday, May 25.last_img read more

Creator Of RMLDs Annual Historical Calendar Receives Preservation Award From Massachusetts Historical Commission

first_imgBOSTON, MA — Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin, Chair of the Massachusetts Historical Commission, has announced that preservation advocate Virginia Adams of Reading has received a 2018 Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award.“The Massachusetts Historical Commission is proud to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of this year’s awardees,” said Galvin. “I am delighted to recognize Virginia Adams with a Local Preservationist Award. For 40 years, Adams has dedicated herself to preservation in Reading. Her leadership began the comprehensive survey of old properties in the town, led to the rescue of several historically significant buildings, and has raised awareness of the importance of the town’s history among its population. Her efforts are a model of preservation leadership at the local level and, in addition to her many achievements, her work has laid the groundwork for future preservation efforts in Reading.”Adams began her preservation career in Reading 40 years ago with her work to establish the town’s Historical Commission, a body she has served on in various capacities ever since. She was also a key participant in the first study of old properties in Reading, which led to the establishment of the town’s historical and architectural inventory and the list of structures protected under the town’s demolition delay bylaw.The survey also identified properties potentially eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places, and while chairing the Historical Commission she led the successful effort to nominate more than 100. Her advocacy work has resulted in a number of preservation success stories for the town, including the restoration of two First Period houses.In addition to efforts to document and save Reading’s historic resources, Adams is involved in educational programs including history-focused walking tours, the installation of granite pavers downtown highlighting important people and events, and the creation of the Reading Municipal Light Department’s annual Historical Calendar.This is the 40th year of MHC’s Preservation Awards program. Projects are considered annually for awards in the categories of Rehabilitation and Restoration, Adaptive Reuse, Education and Outreach, Archaeology, Stewardship, and Landscape Preservation. Individuals are considered in the categories of Lifetime Achievement and Local Preservationist.Galvin serves as the chair of the 17-member Massachusetts Historical Commission.Secretary of State Bill Galvin with Virginia Adams(NOTE: The above press release is from the Secretary of State’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Butters Farmhouse To Be Sold, Town Counsel RenewedIn “Government”Town Manager & Selectmen Want Whitefield School Demolished; Historical Commission Vows To Oppose AgainIn “Government”RMLD Cuts Ribbon For New Battery Energy Storage SystemIn “Government”last_img read more

Woman shot by police in London antiterror raid

first_imgA woman was shot by police in London during an anti-terror raid on Thursday following an intelligence operation, the city’s Metropolitan Police said.The woman in her twenties was shot at an address in north-west London during an “ongoing counter terrorism investigation”, police said in a statement.She was one of the subjects of the terror probe and remains under police guard in hospital.The evening raid saw three people arrested on terrorism charges, including two at the scene—a 16-year-old boy and a 20-year-old woman—as well as a 20-year-old man nearby.Police also arrested a 43-year-old woman in Kent, south-east England, following the London raid.“All four have been arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts,” police said.“The address and persons connected with it had been under observation by counter terrorism officers as part of an ongoing intelligence led operation.”Police said the probe was unrelated to the arrest earlier on Thursday of a man armed with knives close to the Houses of Parliament.The 27-year-old was arrested on terrorism charges after being surrounded by firearms officers who pinned him to the ground.The area around parliament has been on a state of heightened alert since a deadly attack on March 22 perpetrated by Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old convert to Islam.Masood drove into pedestrians, killing four, and stabbed a police officer to death at the gates of parliament before being shot dead by an armed officer.last_img read more

Students who buy a new PC can get a free Xbox 360

first_imgGoing back to college after a nice summer break can be a bit of a bummer but at least students get all the best deals. Now, thanks to a Microsoft promotion, if you buy a brand new PC and you’re a student, you get a free Xbox 360Best Price at Amazon. See, going back to school isn’t all bad!Not only will you get a free Xbox 360, you’ll also get a deal that means when Windows 8 comes out this October, you can upgrade to it for $14.99. You need to prove you’re a student to nab the deal though by either providing a school email or your student ID number.Of course there is a catch. In this case you have to spend at least $699 to qualify for the free console. Several companies are offering the deal including Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Best Buy, Newegg and the Microsoft store itself so at least there are some options.This deal lasts until September 8, so be quick if you fancy a new PC and console. The Windows 8 deal is also open to anyone who purchased (or purchases) a Windows 7 PC between June this year and January next year.This isn’t the first time Microsoft gave away free Xbox’s with PCs, a very similar deal was available to students last year so if you didn’t get a free Xbox 360 last year, now’s your chance.If you already have an Xbox 360 or just simply don’t want one, Staples are doing a different deal for students — get a $100 Visa prepaid card when you buy selected PCs from them. Now to convince the parents you really need that new computer…More at Windows (FB) via cnetlast_img read more

Deputy president in Ladysmith

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A crowd of anticipant ANC supporters sang songs of the anti-apartheid struggle as they awaited the arrival of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in Ladysmith today (Saturday).Deputy President Ramaphosa was in Taskane, Steadville, today on the campaign trail in the build-up to the upcoming Local Government Elections that are scheduled to take place on August 3.The rally began in Estcourt and then proceeded to Mbabazane.In his speech, Mr Ramaphosa named numerous issues that the people of South Africa face. Some issues he mentioned were drugs, teenage pregnancy, HIV/Aids and South Africa’s economy.He assured those present that all these issues have been acknowledged and will be dealt with. DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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The wireless version will provide all of the benefits of a standard 14- by 17-inch cassette with the flexibility and image quality of a wireless detector. The new detector will offer increased flexibility in uses and in positioning and will provide a cost-effective way for facilities to upgrade to digital.The FDR D-EVO wireless requires FDA 510(k) clearance and is not yet available for sale in the United States.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. 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first_imgSeptember 26 , 2018 PRESS RELEASECesena, Italy – With less than a month before the start of the International Asparagus Days, the three-day event dedicated entirely to asparagus to be held in the renovated pavilions of Cesena Fiera from 16 to 18 October 2018, the organisers have finalised the side events programme. In addition to the exhibition, there will be numerous round tables, presentations and guided visits, making this event an international gathering of the entire asparagus supply chain.A series of conferences will be held on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 October, whereas Thursday 18 October will be dedicated to technical visits. The conference programme will begin on the first day, in the morning, with a round table on the “Global situation and evolution of asparagus”, during which speeches by world-renowned speakers will be followed by debates on the addressed topics: Chang Huaxing and Wenjing Chen from China will give speeches, respectively, on the “Situation and evolution of fresh asparagus and asparagus for processing in China” and on “Asparagus growing: latest techniques in China”; from Peru, Ciria Quispe will give a speech on the “Situation and evolution of asparagus in Peru: physiology, irrigation and fertilisation of asparagus”; from France, Christian Befve – who organised the event together with Cesena Fiera and expert Luciano Trentini – will talk about “New asparagus growing techniques: how to minimise disadvantages in production to stabilise the market”. In the afternoon, the focus will shift to Europe with another round table on “Innovations in asparagus growing”, during which “Asparagus irrigation” and “European financial resources in support of asparagus growing” will be discussed, the latter illustrated by Areflh. You might also be interested incenter_img Two more round tables are scheduled on the second day: in the morning, Isabelle Kokula from Germany will discuss the “Situation and evolution of asparagus in Germany: the latest techniques”, Luciano Trentini from Italy will talk about the “Situation and evolution of asparagus in Italy: the mechanisation of asparagus”, Frederico Piccone from Mexico and Dominique Ruggli from Switzerland will discuss, respectively, the “Situation and evolution of asparagus in Mexico” and “Microorganisms in asparagus cultures”, Jean Michel Colliaud from France will discuss the “Experience of extracting pesticide molecules from borehole and runoff water”, and Federico Nadaletto from Italy will discuss “The use of microorganisms in Italy”. The last round table will focus on the asparagus market, namely “Asparagus for the market: a conventional, organic and biodynamic product” with a report by CSO on “The consumption of asparagus in Italy and Europe” and two debates with large-scale retail operators and fruit and vegetable market traders.Both days will end with presentations by the sponsoring companies and exhibitors. Participation in the round tables is free of charge.For further information:www.asparagusdays.comlast_img read more

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