Sherman family proud Apotex founder among latest Order of Canada inductees

first_imgTORONTO – The family of Apotex founder Barry Sherman says they are proud he is being appointed to the Order of Canada.Gov. Gen. Julie Payette announced 125 new appointments to Canada’s highest civilian honour on Friday, a list heavy on Canadians with accomplishments in science and medicine.Sherman and his wife Honey were found dead in their Toronto home on Dec. 15, and their deaths have been deemed “suspicious.”Sherman’s generic drug company made the couple among the wealthiest people in Canada.Sherman was nominated for his entrepreneurship in the pharmaceutical industry as well as his philanthropic support of education and other charities.The Order of Canada cannot be awarded to someone after their death, but Sherman was nominated more than six months ago. The Order of Canada advisory council, which decides who gets the award, granted it to him at their November meeting. Payette signed the appointment prior to his death.“To receive this honour posthumously speaks volumes about our father and confirms what we have always known, he was a true humanitarian and a great Canadian,” the family said Saturday in a release.“We take comfort knowing that his countless contributions to healthcare and philanthropy have been memorialized in such an enduring manner.”A Rideau Hall spokeswoman said a family member can stand in for Sherman at the investiture ceremony, likely some time in 2018.last_img read more

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Small Steps Project Celebrity Shoe Auction Returns For Seventh Year

first_imgIt’s the 7th year of the Small Steps Project Celebrity Shoe Auction, and all around the world Celebrities are taking a small step by donating their signed shoes to help support barefoot children living on landfill sites.Celebrity donors include: Chris Martin, Coldplay, Oprah Winfrey, Jessica Alba, Jonny Wilkinson, Leo Messi, Annie Lennox, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Chris Hemsworth, Brian May, Melanie C, Dita Von Teese, Emma Watson, Bonnie Wright, Hozier, James Purefoy, Kate Moss, Matt Le Blanc, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Paul Smith, Ricky Gervais, Rita Ora, Rod Stewart, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Simon Pegg, Ronnie Wood & Vivienne Westwood.“It is a difficult time for so many people, not only are thousands of children still living on landfill sites in 2016,” the Small Steps Project says in a statement. “Even on our own doorstep, we have thousands of refugees, many of whom have fled from war and have been living in The Calais Jungle – a former landfill site- in as subhuman conditions as the dumps we work on. The shoe auction is a way we can balance the world a bit, celebrities who might have more than they need can donate their shoes and use their profile to raise awareness for those less fortunate. The public can buy items which will raise funds for children on our dump projects.”To find out more and join the auction, click here.last_img read more

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Cops open up closed case in Sioux Lookout after family testifies at

first_imgkmartens@aptn.ca@katmarte Audrey Anderson (left) and her sister Norma Anderson in 1972.Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsWhen 19-year-old Audrey Anderson was found dead in 1972, Sioux Lookout, Ont., police thought she’d been involved in a motor vehicle accident.But now they aren’t so sure.“There is a lack of clarity in our minds about the way that the death occurred,” said Dr. Dirk Huyer, chief coroner for Ontario.“So I’ve reclassified the death from accidental to undetermined.”That means police can reopen their investigation. And Det.-Insp. Gilles Depratto said they need help to fill in the blanks.“We are appealing to the public for information in relation to what could have occurred if this wasn’t a traffic collision,” he said from Sioux Lookout.“The two, male parties involved may have told friends, family or acquaintances additional information that may be crucial to determining what really occurred.”The special tipline for the case is 1-807-738-5926.Depratto said the men left Lee’s Café in downtown Sioux Lookout in a pick-up truck before Anderson’s body was found on the shoulder of Drayton Road at 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 11, 1972.He declined to reveal the make, year and model of the truck. He also hesitated to declare the men, who were interviewed as part of the original accident investigation, potential suspects in the new probe.“I’d rather not comment on that,” Depratto said, noting the men are still living in the community.“If there is any information about the two individuals – any of the family members of those or friends of those individuals – then that information would be of great value,” added Huyer.Huyer and Depratto were at a news conference Tuesday at the OPP detachment in Sioux Lookout with members of Anderson’s family.“This was very difficult for the family,” her niece, Jolene Banning, said afterwards.“It was not long after they packed up and moved to Thunder Bay.”Huyer said the same autopsy results would have been found today.But photos from the scene didn’t age well so they have to rely on help from the public.“The main purpose of this is to provide some information that we can look at these individuals differently than as part of a motor vehicle collision,” Depratto added.Banning said questions persisted about what happened to Audrey and in 2017 they contacted the Family Information Liaison Unit, which was established as part of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).“My grandpa never stopped trying to find answers and going to the local police,” Banning said of Audrey’s dad who died in 2016.She and others testified at the inquiry in Thunder Bay before FILU put them in touch with Depratto, who is the OPP’s liaison to the inquiry.Depratto said he and Huyer have met with more than 20 mmiwg families that have questions about their loved ones’ cases.“As a result of that…we’re looking at three separate cases …that we’ve started re-looking at,” he said.Audrey had several jobs and was known as a hard worker.Her death shattered her family, Banning said, and haunted her parents“Her and my grandpa split up. It was really rough,” she said.“I remember being a little kid and my grandma still crying about it.”last_img read more

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Heavy rain expected in several areas today

The Department of Meteorology also said that showers may occur at several places along coastal areas in the western, southern and eastern provinces.There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. The Department of Meteorology says an atmospheric disturbance still persists in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and as a result there is a possibility of heavy rain being experienced over the island and neighboring sea areas today.Showers or thundershowers will develop over most parts of the island after 02.00 p.m. Heavy falls (about 100 mm) are also likely at some places.

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Lankan arrested in India without travel documents

A Sri Lankan has been arrested in India without travel documents, the Times of India reported.A day after Kullu police had arrested a Swiss national with drugs, two foreign nationals — one woman from Turkey and a man from Sri Lanka — were arrested with 539 LSD papers near Manikaran in Parbati valley on Thursday. The Sri Lankan national could not produce travel documents. “The accused has been identified as Umidashen, a Sri Lankan national, who was without travel documents, and a Turkish woman who was with him. They are being produced before a local court,” police said. Police said that both the accused were coming on foot from Choj village towards Manikaran when they were stopped for checking by a police patrol party.

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Are Canadas wireless prices cheaper than in the US A look at

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Are Canada’s wireless prices cheaper than in the US? A look at the numbers by Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 2, 2013 6:00 am MDT TORONTO – If you’ve opened a newspaper or turned on a radio in the past month or two, you’ve probably caught the barrage of ads bought by Canada’s big wireless companies ominously warning about the perils of a potential move by U.S giant Verizon up north.Other print ads paid for by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association industry group suggested that consumers wouldn’t benefit from an American competitor opening shop here. The ads quote two independent reports that claim our prices are lower than what consumers pay in the U.S.“Wireless rates in Canada are typically lower than in the U.S., in some cases up to 40 per cent lower and smartphone monthly plans are actually less expensive in Canada than in the U.S.,” reads the ad.Is that true? The Canadian Press compared the prices currently being promoted by the larger mobile providers on both sides of the border to see how the numbers stacked up. The comparison does not account for activation costs and other fees, which are sometimes waived by promotions. But keep in mind many carriers do charge $35 as a setup fee, which amortizes to just under $1.50 a month on a two-year contract. All prices are before taxes.Phone onlyIt may be difficult for web-obsessed users to imagine, but some consumers still see their mobile device as a telephone first. For them, the cheapest rate offered by both Rogers and Bell is $30 for 200 minutes of talk time. In the U.S., it doesn’t get cheaper than $40 for a basic voice plan.Cheapest data packageIt’ll cost you at least $45 to $50 to get a package that includes an allotment of megabytes to use for mobile web browsing, with Bell currently offering the best deal: 150 minutes of talk time and 400 megabytes of Internet activity for $45. U.S. pricing is no cheaper, although T-Mobile offers a plan for just $5 more that includes unlimited calling and 500 megabytes of data.Unlimited calling, two gigabytes of dataHere, Americans get a better deal. Bells and Rogers have promotions at this tier for $75 a month. A similar plan with T-Mobile in the U.S. is $60 and it comes with 2.5 gigabytes of data.All-you-can-download data planThe U.S. companies win this one by default, since Bell, Rogers and Telus don’t offer unlimited data plans. T-Mobile charges $70 for unlimited calls and data while Sprint bills $80 for that plan. Meanwhile, a Bell promo is currently offering unlimited calling and six gigabytes of data for $105.Shareable plansMost mobile carriers are encouraging consumers to round up their family members on a single bill to get group savings. With Rogers, for example, two users can get unlimited calling and share an allotment of six gigabytes at a cost of $80 each. If three users are on the same plan sharing those six gigabytes, the price drops to about $72 each. In the U.S. with Sprint and T-Mobile, unlimited data and calling for two users on a shared account is $75 each. It’s just $50 apiece for three users on T-Mobile.What’s Verizon’s best deal?More competition is always a good thing but there’s not much about Verizon’s current pricing down south to really get Canadian consumers excited. The company is heavily pushing the shared-plan concept, to the detriment of individual customers. The cheapest voice and data plan is $80 for unlimited calling and 500 megabytes to surf with. Rogers and Bell are currently charging $60 for the same package. The shared plans offer better value, especially with three or more users on the same account, but are still pretty close to Canadian pricing.So who’s got the better prices?There is no definitive answer as to whether there’s better mobile pricing in Canada or the U.S.; consumers in both countries win some and lose some. We get the best deals on cheaper, low-end plans. Consumers who are willing to give the smaller mobile providers a shot in some cases they’re owned by the big three mobile companies anyway can sometimes find better pricing with those upstarts. But Americans do seem to enjoy more economical access to the mobile web and can burn through gigabytes at a lower cost. read more

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SMMTs eleventh sustainability report shows positives for economy and environment

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Trader’s (SMMT) eleventh annual sustainability report today reveals that UK manufacturing has made significant progress in cutting CO2 emissions, waste and energy use despite the challenges of the recent economic crisis.While the 30% drop in vehicle production halted the per vehicle reduction, total energy use and CO2 emissions continued to fall in 2009 down 20% with average new car emissions falling to their lowest ever level of 149.5g/km, down 21.2% over the past 10 years.The report, which highlights progress in social, environmental and economic sectors of the motor industry through 2009, will demonstrate that despite challenging economic conditions, last year, automotive accounted for £23.8 billion of the UK’s total export values and still employs over 700,000 people.“The motor industry demonstrated its strength and resilience through the economic crisis and now has a major role to play in a rebalanced economy. The recent string of global investments in the UK-based development and production of low carbon technologies are indicative of the longer-term strength of the sector,” said SMMT chief executive, Paul Everitt. “Tomorrow’s Comprehensive Spending Review must support and incentivise private sector investment in R&D, skills and capital equipment to allow industry to fully exploit the global opportunities emerging from the new focus on manufacturing in the UK.”In particular, the report shows vehicle manufacturers continue to make significant reductions in the environmental impact of their products throughout the whole lifecycle of the vehicle, with 12 times more waste recycled than ending up in landfill and significant development in ELV (End of Life Vehicle) infrastructure to enable 95% recovery in 2015.Speaking at the parliamentary launch later today, keynote speaker, head of climate change strategy, Geoff Richards, will also outline how the work of the Automotive Council, a strategic partnership between industry and government is delivering progress in the transition towards ultra-low carbon vehicles, creating opportunities for the UK supply base. The eleventh annual report collected data from signatories representing 94% of vehicle production in the UK. The full report can be downloaded from here.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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American vanadium Critical to US industry

first_imgBy William Mbaho, BNWnews.ca Heightened global demand for vanadium, especially from China, is prompting the global steel industry to aggressively seek out new supplies, especially in the US where this 21st century metal is becoming increasingly indispensible. Even President Obama is championing this metal’s promise for green energy applications. Currently the US imports virtually all of its vanadium needs, which is critical for domestic production of high quality steel including specialty steels for aerospace and military applications, while it also enables the mass storage of renewable energy and powers the next-generation of lithium batteries. That’s why the investment industry is backing American Vanadium, which is developing a vanadium resource in mining-friendly Nevada. The Gibellini project is on-track to become the only vanadium mine in the US and is expected to begin operating as early as the end of 2012.Such a development will be particularly timely, according to Jon Hykawy, head of global research for the Toronto-based investment bank, Byron Capital Markets. He says that market forces are set to make vanadium one of the most important commodities of the 21st century. “Without doubt, vanadium is growing into one of the most important metals about which no one has ever heard,” he says. “Soon, everyone is likely to become a lot more knowledgeable about vanadium, and investors can benefit by staying ahead of the curve and owning companies that can benefit from rapidly increasing vanadium demand.”Vanadium’s increasing importance to industry and growing cachet among investors is largely due to the fact that it has established itself as a critical element for renewable energy storage. It’s also integral to the adoption of high performance lithium vanadium batteries for the automotive and mobile power sectors.”That said, vanadium’s traditional usage as a metal that strengthens and hardens alloys like steel is also fuelling a surge in demand, especially among emerging economic superpowers like China. Already, the steel industry consumes about 92% of the world’s annual vanadium supply. In fact, the world’s steel industry is already currently constrained by the fact that there simply is not enough vanadium to meet existing demand.  In particular, new building structures are reliant on the metal’s strengthening properties to safeguard against dangers such as earthquakes.However, the majority of world’s vanadium is produced in only three countries — Russia, China and South Africa. And if a booming steel industry is increasingly forced to compete for supplies with a fast-emerging global industry for renewable green energy, especially in the US, then there will be an even greater need to bring domestic American supplies on-stream.  American Vanadium’s president Bill Radvak says his company’s Gibellini mine should help to remedy a growing global shortage of vanadium by providing both vanadium pentoxide for the steel industry and vanadium electrolyte for green energy applications. “In particular, the US steel industry is increasingly interested in locking-in cost-efficient long term supplies, especially as they’re showing growing concerns about security of supplies,” he says. “This is especially the case with the recent indications that China will dramatically increase their vanadium needs for steel, so much so that China may no longer be an exporter and instead may become an importer,” Radvak adds. “Not only will this scenario put a major squeeze on global supplies, but it will also likely increase the price of the metal.” Radvak says the prospect of the US supply chain for vanadium being at risk has prompted the government to show a keen interest in his company’s quest to become a reliable domestic producer. Especially since the Gibellini Project is also expected to have a long mine life, with a low-cost/low-risk profile.Paramount to America’s needs to lock-in future vanadium supplies in the metal’s application for renewable energy. In fact, vanadium has been hailed by the Obama Administration as a game-changing future driver of next-generation mass storage batteries, which are integral to the U.S. economy’s “green revolution.”Large-scale adoption of clean, renewable energy is dependent on having grid level energy storage solutions and the US government is already funding such initiatives. In a recent speech, President Obama acknowledged vanadium flow batteries as an important part of improving energy efficiency by facilitating clean energy storage for the first time ever.Radvak says the Gibellini mine promises to be one of the lowest cost primary vanadium operations in the world as it will use heap leaching. And consequently he expects his company to have the unique ability to produce vanadium electrolyte cheaper than anywhere else in the world.Like the steel industry, the manufacturers of vanadium redox flow batteries (VRBs) are also especially keen on the prospect of lower purchase costs from the Gibellini mine than from overseas suppliers. Vanadium currently trades at around $7.50/lb.  “Vanadium is our largest single item cost,” says Jeff Pierson, senior vice president of Prudent Energy Corporation, which is an American manufacturer of VRBs. “While Prudent is able to secure relatively low cost vanadium from a number of sources, an even lower price of vanadium would certainly have a material impact on the overall costs of our VRB energy storage systems.”Around the globe a handful of other small vanadium developers are also hard at work trying to commercialise their own discoveries. However, American Vanadium appears to be ahead of the pack and is expected to be the first to commercial its increasingly strategic domestic resources. And the company’s plans to be a prolific, low cost operator should ensure a very bright future, according to Byron Capital Market’s Hykawy.last_img read more

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Danil Chernov to SL Benfica

The second team of Portugal, SL Benfica want to break F.C Porto domination at national level. Famous team from Lisbon signed contract with experienced Russian left back, Danil Chernov (31), who is coming from ASOBAL, where he played for Puerto Sagunto and Torrevieja. The Russian giant has the best chapter of career in BM Ademar Leon (2008-2011). He played before for domestic Astrakhan. andebolbenfica andebolDanil ChernovF.C BenficaPortugal handballSL benfica ← Previous Story Alen Muratovic is back to handball! Next Story → Official: Ivano Balic to HSG Wetzlar!

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LInde possède lair le plus pollué au monde

first_imgL’Inde possède l’air le plus pollué au mondeSi les scientifiques avaient déjà classé l’Inde parmi les pays développés les plus pollués, une étude récemment réalisée par les universités de Yale et de Columbia révèle que le pays ne s’est toujours pas assaini, en particulier en matière de qualité de l’air. Avec un score de 3,72 sur 100, l’Inde arrive en dernière position derrière le Bangladesh noté 13,66 dans le classement concernant la qualité de l’air de 132 pays. Celui-ci a été établi par des chercheurs des universités de Columbia et de Yale qui ont placé au podium la Suisse, la Lettonie et la Norvège quand les pays de l’Asie du sud comme le Pakistan, le Népal et la Chine occupent la fin du classement.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Malgré tous les projets engagés pour améliorer son environnement, “c’est officiel, l’Inde a l’air le plus toxique au monde”, a ainsi rapporté le site The Hindu. Toutefois, certains progrès sont à relever notamment en ce qui concerne les forêts, la pêche, le changement climatique et la biodiversité. Le pays doit donc désormais concentrer ses efforts écologiques sur la qualité de son air, un facteur important pour la santé de ses habitants mais aussi sur la qualité de son eau, pour laquelle des efforts restent à faire, à la fois en termes d’effets sur les écosystèmes et d’impact sanitaire.Le rapport sur l’indice de la qualité de l’air a été présenté lors du Forum économique mondial qui se déroule actuellement à Davos. L’objectif de cette analyse et de ce classement est de déterminer les leaders et les retardataires en environnement avant le sommet de Rio sur le développement durable qui se déroulera au Brésil en juin prochain.Le 3 février 2012 à 15:41 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Government photos show detained migrants pleading for help

first_imgHOUSTON — In one photo, one of 88 men in a cell meant for 41 presses a piece of cardboard against the window, with the word “help.” In another, a man lowers his head and clasps his hands as if in prayer. And in a third, a woman wearing a surgical mask presses both of her hands against the glass.The images were released Tuesday by U.S. government auditors who visited facilities in South Texas where migrant adults and children who crossed the nearby border with Mexico are processed and detained.As public outrage grows over the conditions in which thousands of people — some no more than a few months old — are being held by the U.S. government, the report offered new cause for alarm. It quotes one senior government manager as calling the situation “a ticking time bomb.”“Specifically, when detainees observed us, they banged on the cell windows, shouted, pressed notes to the window with their time in custody, and gestured to evidence of their time in custody,” the report says. BuzzFeed first reported on a draft version of the report, which blurs most faces in the photos.An autopsy report also released Tuesday confirmed that a 2-year-old child who died in April had multiple intestinal and respiratory infectious diseases, including the flu. Wilmer Josué Ramírez Vásquez is one of five children to die after being detained by border agents since late last year.last_img read more

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Man arrested for burglarizing Coral Gables restaurant

first_imgCORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a man for allegedly burglarizing a Coral Gables restaurant in May.Miami-Dade Police have charged 21-year-old Bernard Brantley with grand theft and criminal mischief.Police said surveillance video captured the 21-year-old breaking into the Moon Thai restaurant, along U.S. 1 and Augusto Street in Coral Gables, on May 13, and using a claw hammer to break open the register.Investigators believe he committed the same crime at two other Moon Thai locations across South Florida.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Alaska News Nightly Thursday April 25 2019

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews Interior delays offshore drilling plan, citing judge’s decisionLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.The Trump administration’s plan to expand offshore drilling in the Arctic and throughout U.S. coastal waters is on indefinite hold.Health commissioner downplays block grant ideaAssociated PressAfter Gov. Mike Dunleavy told President Donald Trump Alaska was interested in receiving Medicaid dollars as a block grant, Dunleavy’s health commissioner downplayed the prospect to lawmakers.Anchorage hires consultants to review Port of Alaska projectAssociated PressAnchorage officials have hired consultants to help determined the best path forward for the stalled modernization project of the Port of Alaska.Murkowski asks for longer Pebble comment periodElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageThe current 90-day public comment period ends on May 30. The senator wants the Army Corps of Engineers to give the public an additional 30 days to weigh in.Largest Tongass timber sale in state moving forwardJacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – JuneauThe first phase of the largest timber offering in Tongass National Forest in decades is moving ahead. And the U.S. Forest Service is asking for public comment.Before, some teens in crisis had to leave their families in Juneau to get help. That’s changingElizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauSoutheast Alaska’s largest hospital has quietly rolled out a new program to close a big gap in behavioral health services for minors.Emergency response workshop details communication shortfalls in rural AlaskaEmily Hofstaedter, KNOM – NomeThe Arctic Domain Awareness Center came to Nome last week looking for answers; they wanted to know how rural Alaskans, particularly Alaska Natives, felt they were prepared to handle a major weather-related crisis.Juneau forum discusses local impacts of growth in cruise ship tourismAdelyn Baxter, KTOO – JuneauJuneau’s first large cruise ship of the year arrives this weekend, but the conversation about how to manage a growing tourism industry will continue well beyond this record-breaking summer season.Saturday is Prescription Drug Take Back DayCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis Saturday is Prescription Drug Take Back Day – when people can turn over unwanted or unused prescription medications. It’s one of several initiatives federal health officials say is helping combat drug misuse and addiction.last_img read more

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Vodafone to Launch 4G Services by Dec 2015

first_imgVodafone India said on Friday that it would launch its 4G services by end of the calendar year 2015. Important data markets including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Kochi will be part of the first wave of the rollout.In addition, Vodafone India will also roll out its own 3G networks in 7 circles – Assam, North East, UP West, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kerala and Odisha, to expand its overall 3G footprint to 16 circles across the country.Testing of 4G services has commenced successfully. Vodafone India has partnered with leading global technology infrastructure service providers for the network rollout.With some of the latest technological developments on the anvil, Vodafone is building a robust and resilient network architecture with a strong backhaul to support the volumes and need for speed from customers.Vodafone India had successfully acquired additional 4G (LTE) spectrum in 5 circles, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Kerala and Karnataka in February 2014 auctions. These circles together contribute close to 50% of the total data revenues for Vodafone India.In 2014-15, Vodafone India had rolled out a record number of over 23,000 sites, taking its overall network footprint to more than 131,000 sites. Over the last few months, Vodafone India has taken several steps to modernise its radio network and switching systems.Charging platforms have also been upgraded to facilitate a wider bouquet of products and services. Major investments have been made in high capacity fibre/backhaul to significantly increase the internet connectivity to the rest of the world.Globally, Vodafone has launched 4G in 18 countries. There are over 20 million 4G customers across the Group and the company’s 4G propositions are enhanced with a mixture of music, sport and TV content to increase adoption and usage.Vodafone said that is well positioned to launch 4G pan India at an appropriate time.last_img read more

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3 killed in Sylhet road crashes

first_img3 killed in Sylhet road crashesAt least three people including a teenage boy were killed in separate road accidents in Golapganj and Fenchuganj upazilas on Wednesday and Tuesday night.In Golapganj, two persons were killed while two others injured in a head-on collision between a sand-laden truck and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Hetimganj on Wednesday morning.The deceased are Tarmuj Ali, 45, and Suruj Mia, 40, both son of Sikandar Ali of Ghurarkul village, said AKM Fazlul Haque, officer-in-charge of Golapganj model police station.The accident took place when the truck hit the auto-rickshaw in front of Mollaganj Government Primary School on Zakiganj-Sylhet road around 11:30am, leaving one dead on the spot. Another died on the way to the hospital, said the OC.Soon after the accident, the agitated mob set the truck on fire while the driver managed to flee the scene.Later, the injured two were rushed to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital immediately.In Fenchuganj, a teenage boy was killed as a speeding microbus ran over him on Sylhet-Fenchuganj road on Tuesday night.The deceased is Rezaul Haque, 17, son of Shafiq Mia of Ilashpur village in the upazila.The accident took place when the microbus ran over him when Rezaul and two of his friends were walking along the road around 10:00pm, leaving him critically injured, said Nazmul Haque, officer-in-charge of Fenchuganj police station.Later, he died on the way to the hospital, the OC added.last_img read more

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Judges raise thorny questions about revised Trump travel ban

first_imgThe 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrestled Monday with whether the court should look beyond the text of the executive order to comments made by Trump and his aides on the campaign trail and after his election in order to determine whether the policy illegally targets Muslims.“That’s the most important issue in the whole case,” Judge Robert B. King said. The panel of 13 judges peppered both sides with tough questions and gave few clues as to how they might rule. The judges did not immediately issue a decision on Monday.A federal judge in Maryland who blocked the travel ban in March cited Trump’s comments as evidence that the executive order is a realization of Trump’s repeated promise to bar Muslims from entering the country. The administration argues that the court shouldn’t question the president’s national security decisions based on campaign promises. “This is not a Muslim ban. Its text doesn’t have to anything to do with religion. Its operation doesn’t have anything to do with religion,” Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey B. Wall told the appeals court.The countries were chosen because they present terrorism risks and the ban applies to everyone in those countries regardless of religion, Wall said. Further, the banned countries represent a small fraction of the world’s Muslim-majority nations, lawyers for the administration say in court documents. But Omar Jadwat, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, noted that Trump’s call for a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the U.S. remained on his campaign website even after he took office.That call, which was still online earlier Monday, appeared to have been taken down by the afternoon hearing. The first travel ban in January triggered chaos and protests across the country as travelers were stopped from boarding international flights and detained at airports for hours. The State Department cancelled up to 60,000 visas, but later reversed course. After a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused in February to let the travel ban take effect, the administration tweaked the order and issued a new one.The new version made it clear the 90-day ban covering those six countries doesn’t apply to those who already have valid visas. It removed language that would give priority to religious minorities and erased Iraq from the list of banned countries. But critics said while the new executive order impacts fewer people, it remains a realization of Trump’s promised Muslim ban and cannot stand.The ACLU and National Immigration Law Center brought the case on behalf of several organizations, as well as people who live in the U.S. and fear the executive order will prevent them from being reunited with family members from the banned countries. Elite universities, democratic attorneys general and former foreign policy and national security officials like ex-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright called on the court to block the travel ban, saying it serves no national security purpose. Meanwhile, a group of 12 state attorneys general and the governor of Mississippi argued that the action is not a “pretext for religious discrimination” and should be allowed to take effect.Attorneys for the president likely see the moderate 4th Circuit as friendlier territory than the 9th Circuit, which conservatives have long accused of being too liberal. Three 9th Circuit judges appointed by President Bill Clinton are scheduled to hear a more-sweeping challenge to Trump’s revised travel ban next week. While the 4th Circuit was long considered one of the most conservative appeals courts in the country, it moved to the center under President Barack Obama, who appointed six of the 15 active judges.Two Republican-appointed judges — Judge Allyson K. Duncan and Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III — didn’t hear the travel ban case. Wilkinson’s daughter is married to Wall, who argued on behalf of Trump. It was not immediately clear why Duncan was recused. Of the 13 judges on the panel, three were appointed by Republican presidents and nine were appointed by Democrats. Chief Judge Roger Gregory was given a recess appointment to the court by Clinton and was reappointed by President George W. Bush. ___ By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Share Steve Helber | APProtesters hold signs and march in front of the State Capitol across the street from the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., Monday, May 8, 2017. The court will examine a ruling that blocks the administration from temporarily barring new visas for citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. It’s the first time an appeals court will hear arguments on the revised travel ban, which is likely destined for the U.S. Supreme Court.last_img read more

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first_img News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | February 07, 2019 Connecticut, California Imaging Centers Deploy Ambra Cloud VNA Ambra Health announced that Naugatuck Valley Radiology and Insight Imaging are among the latest groups of leading… read more News | Archive Cloud Storage | December 20, 2018 IMS Announces Integration of Cloud Image Viewing Platform With Google Cloud International Medical Solutions (IMS) recently announced it will provide Google Cloud account users with the ability to… read more February 23, 2009 –Hawaii Pacific Health (HPH) reported today that it has standardized on Bycast StorageGRID software to store and protect images in its multi-facility medical image storage system.HPH, Hawaii’s largest Integrated Delivery Network conducts imaging procedures at five facilities located on two islands, Oahu and Kauai. The main data center is located in a sixth location on Oahu. The health provider’s requirement for long-term storage and protection of mission critical medical image data in this multi-facility environment presented it with a number of issues. HPH faced operational challenges to cost-effectively manage its exponentially growing data volumes and ensure high availability across the multiple hospitals, while taking into consideration inter-island network and IT resource limitations.To meet the needs of this demanding environment, Hawaii Pacific Health has deployed Bycast StorageGRID software to create a flexible multi-tiered storage hierarchy spanning Hawaii Pacific Health’s data center and hospitals. StorageGRID intelligently manages the off-site data replication, data movement, and data placement across multiple sites and storage tiers to ensure the most relevant data is placed where needed. While improving the overall storage utilization and efficiency, the solution eliminates the need for manual backup. To achieve the highest levels of availability, HPH also deployed the Bycast High Availability Gateway Cluster module at each of the 4 hospitals and Women’s Center. “We reduced our primary storage and backup costs by ~50 percent by optimizing our storage utilization with the storage management capabilities unique to this system,” said Micah Ewing of Hawaii Pacific Health. For more information: www.bycast.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more Carestream Health has signed an agreement to sell its healthcare information systems (HCIS) business to Philips Healthcare. This includes its radiology and cardiology PACS and reporting software. Image by geralt on Pixabay  News | Radiology Business | March 07, 2019 Carestream Health To Sell its Healthcare IT Business To Philips Carestream Health has signed an agr read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 30, 2018 Children’s Hospital Colorado to Manage Medical Images Via the Cloud With Nucleus.io Platform NucleusHealth and Children’s Hospital Colorado’s (Children’s Colorado) Center for Innovation have formed a strategic… read morecenter_img News | February 22, 2009 Hawaii Pacific Health Selects Bycast StorageGRID News | Enterprise Imaging | August 09, 2018 Visage Signs Mercy for Visage 7 Open Archive Visage Imaging Inc. announced that it has signed a seven-year contract with Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health… read more Related Content News | Enterprise Imaging | August 31, 2018 Greenville Health System Adopts Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging System Agfa HealthCare and Greenville Health System (GHS), South Carolina, announced the successful implementation of a… read more News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | September 04, 2018 Novarad Highest Rated in Customer Satisfaction on Gartner Peer Insights VNA Category Novarad Healthcare Enterprise Imaging has taken the highest rated spot on Gartner’s Peer Insights technology review… read more Technology | Archive Cloud Storage | November 19, 2018 Intelerad Launches Nuage Disaster Recovery Platform November 19, 2018 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced the launch of the nuage Disaster Recovery (DR) Platform. read more last_img read more

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Dry season coming soon to Costa Rica

first_imgThe National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported Thursday that the weather conditions of rainy season will begin to fade gradually this month.The transition is expected to bring sunny and warm afternoons, typical of the dry season, which is expected to start next week.IMN forecasts note that the beginning of the dry season will be different in each region of ​​the country. In the North Pacific, dry season is expected to start between Nov. 7-11, while in the Central Valley it is expected between Nov. 17-21, in the Valle de El General (Southern Zone valley) and the Central Pacific between Dec. 12-16, and in the South Pacific, a dry climate will arrive Dec. 22-26.The IMN also said the influence of the climatic phenomenon known as “El Niño” this year resulted in a lack of rainfall throughout the country.IMN recorded a 24 percent decrease in rainfall this season in the North Pacific, a 17 percent decrease in the central Pacific, 16 percent in the South Pacific, 19 percent in the Central Valley, 22 percent in the Northern Region, 19 percent in the North Caribbean and  15 percent in the Southern Caribbean.An increase in wind strength is also expected by the end of the year. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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The Latest Juncker EU officials are prepared for Grexit

first_imgRutte refused to say if a Grexit — a Greek exit from using the euro currency — was looming. But he said he was at the summit not only for Greece but also for the euro currency used by 19 of the European Union’s 28 nations.“I am at the table here today to ensure that the integrity, the cohesion, the underlying principles of the single currency are protected,” he said. “And it is really up to the Greek government to come up with far-reaching proposals. If they don’t do that, then I think it will be over quickly.”___5:20 p.m.The eurozone’s top official says Greece would make a proposal to tap Europe’s bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism, as soon as Wednesday.Following the conclusion of the meeting of the eurozone’s 19 finance ministers, Jeroen Dijsselbloem confirmed that the new Greek finance minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, did not deliver any fresh written proposals for a bailout deal that would help the country avoid falling out of the euro.Dijsselbloem said he “broadly agreed” that Greece needs more than a short-term financial fix.“The ministers also broadly agreed that if there is to be another ESM program with support it would have to be a medium term program for reasons of credibility,” he said. Parents, stop beating yourself up 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall He said it is now time to “invest in a different vision of Europe, invest in a different idea of Europe, in a Europe focused on growth and not just austerity.”___11:10 p.m.European Union President Donald Tusk says the protracted negotiations to keep Greece from financial collapse and in the eurozone “is maybe the most critical moment in our history.”After calling for the emergency summit in the wake of Sunday’s Greek “no” vote to proposals from its eurozone partners, Tusk said the 19 leaders agreed to give Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras one final shot to keep his nation afloat with the aid of his allies sharing the euro currency.“I have to say it loud and clear the final deadline ends this week,” he said.On Sunday, the 28 leaders of the full European Union will meet to assess Greece’s final proposals.___10:35 p.m.Eurozone leaders have given Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras until Sunday to come up with a full proposal at a summit of the 28 European Union leaders, Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says.Renzi said that Tsipras has all interest in coming up with a sensible proposal to stave off financial chaos in Greece and said that “I think that in the end we have an agreement.” ___9:35 p.m.Greece’s deputy finance minister said tax revenues have not suffered as much as expected during the bank closures, allowing the state to cover domestic costs this month.“It was a positive surprise … Taxes are doing well, not at the level we had expected before all this happened, but not far off,” Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas told state television.Many Greeks with the ability to pay have attempted to settle taxes, loan payments and other costs, such as school fees, over the past 10 days since they have worried the money could disappear from their accounts anyway if the government would be forced to raid deposits to prevent a banking collapse.Mardas said the government was “not currently considering” the measure and hoped to “gradually” restore bank operations and services, without giving further details.___7:10 p.m.A Greek official has conceded that the country’s banks are unlikely to reopen this week despite an earlier pledge to do so.George Katrougalos, a minister for administrative reform, told a radio station Tuesday in Athens that a decision must be made to reopen the banks, but “that’s probably is not technically possible this week.” The government announced bank closures and withdrawal restrictions June 28 and extended them through Wednesday.A cash shortage is looming, however, as Greeks and tourists drain as much cash as they can from ATMs. The European Central Bank refused Monday to increase the amount of credit that Greek banks can draw on.___6:50 p.m.The White House says President Barack Obama and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke by phone Tuesday morning.It’s the first known phone call between the two leaders since the weekend referendum in which Greece rejected creditor proposals that included more austerity measures.The White House has said it’s in Europe’s interest to reach a resolution that puts Greece on the path toward economic growth and stability.___5:55 p.m.Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s message to the Greeks was blunt as he arrived at an emergency eurozone summit in Brussels: We can only help you if you want to be helped.Rutte, a close ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, told reporters Tuesday he was “extremely somber about this summit. I’m also somber about the question of whether Greece really wants to come up with proposals, with a solution.” The eurozone, he added, would first have to assess the financial situation in Greece before deciding to start talks on a possible new aid program.__5:05 p.m.Fidel Castro is backing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as he tries to win concessions with creditors.Cuban state media are carrying the text of a letter he wrote to Tsipras.The retired Cuban leader compliments Tsipras on what he calls his “brilliant political victory” — an apparent reference to the overwhelming victory of the ‘no’ campaign in Sunday’s Greek referendum on creditor proposals.Castro praises Greece’s historical contributions to philosophy, art, science and politics, as well as its resistance to Axis military powers during World War II.“Your country, especially your courage in the current moment, awakens admiration among the Latin American and Caribbean peoples of this hemisphere upon seeing how Greece, facing external aggressions, defends its identity and culture,” Castro writes.The letter was dated July 5 and featured on the front page of official newspapers Tuesday.___5:00 p.m.Russia is pouring cold water on the prospect that the so-called BRICS nations could help Greece financially at their summit this week. Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Comments   Share   With Greece’s banks shuttered and cash reserves run dry, time is running out for a bailout deal. Some investors hope the resignation of Yanis Varoufakis on Monday may well help smooth discussions.Still, few are optimistic and many analysts think that a Greek exit from the euro remains possible.“It seems untenable that Greece can slide out of the Eurozone with barely a whimper being heard in financial markets, but right now that’s what it looks like,” said Tony Cross, market analyst at Trustnet Direct.___8:19 a.m.French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says his country will do everything possible to keep Greece in the eurozone, saying its exit would be a “risk for global economic growth.”In an interview with the RTL radio network Tuesday, Valls denied that Greece’s “no” vote was a rejection of Europe or its values but rather an expression of pride. He called on Greece’s prime minister to put forward a plan and said France would be open to rescheduling Greece’s debt.Valls says: “The eurozone must stay coherent, reliable. Europe is not just a currency. It is a conception of the world.”Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is headed Tuesday to Brussels to negotiate a rescue deal with European lenders. Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. No further details were available.Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to arrive at an emergency summit of eurozone leaders later as his country struggles to forge a bailout deal that would ease the pressure on the country’s shuttered banks and prevent a Greek exit from the euro.__ By Raf Casert in Brussels___2:30 p.m.Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan says Greece should do something relatively simple to turn things around. Take a look at his nation.Arriving at an emergency meeting of eurozone finance ministers to discuss the Greek crisis, Noonan said Ireland was also able to work with its debt load to make it more manageable, He suggested Greece could also come forward with debt proposals, even if they would be different from Ireland’s.“There is not a one size fits all that we are looking at,” he said.For many, Ireland is the poster child of the austerity prescription laid out by bailout creditors over the past few years.Ireland is forecast to post the strongest economic growth in the 28-nation EU this year.___2:10 p.m.Finnish Finance Minister Alexander Stubb has summed up just what is on the line financially for his small country in the Greek negotiations — a whopping 10 percent of Finland’s annual budget. ___1:30 p.m.German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble says Berlin still opposes an actual debt cut for Greece as he arrived at a meeting with his counterparts in the 19-country eurozone.Schaeuble said he’s waiting with interest to hear the ideas of the Greek government but stressed that without an aid program, there is “no possibility to help Greece within the framework of the eurozone.”Germany is reluctant to consider a debt cut for Greece. The Greek government wants debt relief for the country to be near the top of bailout discussions. That doesn’t necessarily mean an actual reduction in the amount owed — it could take the form of extending the country’s repayment schedule.Schaeuble said actual debt cuts are banned under European rules.___1:05 p.m.Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the eurozone’s top official, says the pressure is on Greece to come up with fresh economic proposals that meet the requirements of its partners in the single currency bloc.Arriving for talks with his peers in the 19-country eurozone, Dijsselbloem said the Greek government has “a major interest” in bringing forward “serious and credible” proposals that are needed if Greece is to get another bailout. Greece is running out of time to secure a deal that will help its banks reopen and avoid a disorderly euro exit.The eurogroup president also said the resignation of Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s outspoken finance minister over the past few months of the protracted bailout discussions, would not necessarily make a difference. Varoufakis has been replaced by the more mild-mannered Euclid Tsakalotos.“It is not about persons,” Dijsselbloem said. “It is about where we stand after the ‘no’ referendum.”___12:45 p.m.If new Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos has revised proposals for a fresh bailout of his debt-ridden nation to show his peers in the 19-country eurozone, he was keeping them close to his chest as he arrived for talks in Brussels.A day after being sworn in to replace Yanis Varoufakis, who quit after Sunday’s referendum ‘no’ vote, Tsakalotos hurried into the meeting venue without speaking to reporters.On Monday, he conceded: “I won’t hide from you that I am very nervous and very anxious.”And in something of an understatement, Tsakalotos said after being sworn in, “I am not taking over at the easiest moment in Greek history.” Neil MacKinnon, global macro strategist at VTB Capital, spelled out what’s at stake.“The Greek economy is in danger not just of imploding but of falling into a nightmarish dysfunctionality where what we consider as the normal economic functions of society collapse,” he said. “This is a recipe for anarchy and social disorder.”___11:10 a.m.While Europe’s leaders headed for Brussels for what could be a make-or-break summit for Greece’s future in the euro, Greeks continued to struggle with the strict controls on their bank withdrawals.Amid signs that the banks were fast running out of cash, there are growing concerns about what will happen to people’s savings. Banks have been shuttered for over a week and cash withdrawals have been limited to 60 euros a day.Giorgos Stathopoulos, a 46-year-old civil servant said many ATMs had run out of 20-euro notes, effectively reducing the daily limit to 50 euros.“The problem is for those of us who don’t have big deposits, what happens with our savings, that is the concern,” he said.And Giorgos Kafkaris, a 77-year-old pensioner, is hopeful about improvements. “I believe something better will happen,” he said. ___12:10 p.m.Dutch State Secretary for Finance Eric Wiebes says Greek representatives need to come up with a serious package at the meeting of eurozone finance ministers if fresh bailout talks are to make any progress.“I hope they bring a very serious proposal in their luggage,” Wiebes said as he arrived an hour early for the start of the meeting in Brussels. “Because it is only worth continuing to talk on the basis of a very serious proposal. I can’t imagine the proposal would be less serious than the proposal that was already on the table.”Wiebes, a junior Dutch minister, attends the eurogroup meetings because Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem is the group’s chairman.The Greek government is expected to make fresh proposals at the meeting in order to secure a bailout deal so it avoids leaving the euro.__11:55 a.m.Rarely, if ever, has any leader gone to Brussels for a summit with as much as stake as Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.With his country on its economic knees and facing the prospect of a disorderly exit from the euro, Tsipras knows that Greece’s future for years if not decades could hinge on how talks later pan out. Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukaev told Russian media that the idea of providing any financial help to a non-BRICS member such as Greece is “premature and, it seems to me, not current.”The leaders of the BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — are due to meet in Russia this week.Ulyukaev was speaking after a meeting of economic and trade ministers from the BRICS countries.___4.45 p.m.The meeting of the 19 eurozone finance ministers has ended and the body’s top official, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, is due to issue a statement shortly about the discussions that centered on the Greek crisis. A number of finance ministers left the meeting without speaking to reporters.__3:50 p.m.Three people familiar with discussions currently taking place between Greece and its creditors in the 19-country eurozone say new Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos has not presented fresh written proposals over how to win support for a financial bailout.The three eurozone sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the negotiations, said Tsakalotos gave an oral update of the financial situation in Greece instead. He had been widely tipped to present reform proposals in written form. Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, left, and new Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos attend the swearing in ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Athens, Monday, July 6, 2015. Following Sunday’s referendum the Greece and its membership in Europe’s joint currency faced an uncertain future Monday, with the country under pressure to restart bailout talks with creditors as soon as possible after Greeks resoundingly rejected the notion of more austerity in exchange for aid. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias) Top Stories Juncker did not elaborate on what exactly he meant by the term Grexit.He says the commission also has plans in case Greece needs humanitarian aid and, what Juncker called his favorite option, “a scenario how to deal with the problem now keeping Greece as a member of the euro area.”___11:55 p.m.French President Francois Hollande says Greece still needs to make “credible and serious proposals” that prove it wants to remain part of the 19-nation eurozone.The French leader spoke to reporters late Tuesday after an inconclusive summit meeting of nations using the euro.Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras earlier said his government had submitted proposals, but it was unclear whether it meant anything more than the general direction of staving off too tough austerity and insisting on debt restructuring.Respecting the rules, Hollande said, “is a condition of living together.”“What’s at stake is to know the place of Greece in the European Union and thus the eurozone,” Hollande said. “Today, there is no more time to waste.”___11:41 p.m.Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says his government has submitted a proposal for an agreement to the eurogroup and to the European Council. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies ___9:35 a.m.European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has tempered expectations of a swift solution to the Greek crisis, saying “a solution is not going to appear overnight.”Juncker told lawmakers at the European Parliament in Strasbourg that any solution later at a meeting of the eurozone’s 19 leaders in Brussels would likely be “overly simplistic.”He said one of the purposes later is to “restore order to the situation.” He also displayed his anger at attacks on the European Union’s executive branch.“I think it is unacceptable for the European Commission to be deemed terrorists by the Greek government,” he added.Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and new finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos are on their way to Brussels for meetings aimed at restarting bailout talks.“Quite clearly the ball lies in the court of the Greek government,” said Juncker.___9:10 a.m.European stock markets have opened solidly ahead of an emergency meeting of eurozone leaders in Brussels, where Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to reveal fresh proposals to the country’s creditors.Germany’s DAX index was up 0.4 percent while the Stoxx 50 index of leading European shares rose 0.2 percent. Tsipras said Tuesday the proposal was what had been formulated as a national strategy by a political leaders’ meeting in Athens, but didn’t specify if it was a written or verbal proposal.He said it contains “credible reforms that are socially just and include in reciprocity a commitment to cover the country’s financial needs in the medium term, a strong investment package to counter big problems such as unemployment, as well as the start of substantial talks and the restructuring of debt.”He said the discussion with other eurozone leaders Tuesday “took place in a positive climate” and said he expects the process to reach an agreement will be speedy.“It will begin in the next few hours with the aim of concluding until the end of the week at the latest,” he said.___11:20 p.m.Italy’s prime minister doesn’t just want to keep Greece in Europe. He has a far bigger target: Europe itself.Matteo Renzi said Tuesday that if it can save struggling Greece from plunging out of the euro single currency this week, the 28-nation European Union then needs to start investing in its own future.“We have not only the emergency in Greece, we have a very incredible problem about Europe,” Renzi said. Sponsored Stories BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the Greek financial crisis (all times Brussels local):___12:25 a.m.European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says authorities are prepared for all eventualities in Brussels’ drawn-out negotiations with Greece about its financial crisis — including a scenario in which debt-laden Greece leaves the euro single currency or the European Union itself.“The commission is prepared for everything. We have a Grexit scenario, prepared in detail,” Juncker said after an emergency eurozone summit wrapped up with leaders giving Greece until Thursday to submit detailed reform proposals that could form the basis of a new bailout. On his way into a meeting with his peers in the 19-country eurozone, Stubb said Greece owes Finland 5 billion euros — a big dent in its budget of 50 billion.It’s also equivalent to 2.5 percent of Finland’s annual GDP, he said.“So a lot is obviously at stake,” he said.Stubb says the meeting is not aimed at kicking Greece out of the euro, but that it’s up to Greece’s leaders to come up with credible proposals to secure a bailout deal.“We need to see some political will, a change of attitude on the part of the Greek government in order for this to work,” Stubb says.___1:50 p.m.Lithuania only started using the euro currency this year and doesn’t want the 19-country single currency club to start losing members now.Lithuanian Finance Minister Rimantas Sadzius said a Greek exit “is not an option for us,” as arrived for the meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels to discuss a possible new bailout deal for Athens.Sadzius said he believes common ground can be found. Greece’s new finance, Euclid Tsakalotos is set to unveil new proposals to his peers in the eurozone.“In politics, there is always room for compromise,” said Sadzius. “We believe that the eurozone should expand rather than contract.”last_img read more

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first_imgNovember 16, 2015Piemas, (n) pie’-mass: the name of a community holiday celebrating pie. The holiday was begun at Arcosanti in 2011 by foundryman  and pie-maker Chad Repp, and has been observed annually each year since then. Saturday, November 14.  Piemas, (n) pie’-mass: the name of a community holiday celebrating pie., was IT for 2015.[photo by Rob Jameson, text by Jeff Stein]The sunny day was spent by Arcosanti citizens together in the old Bakery at Arcosanti, baking pies and brewing festive drinks. In the photo is Alison Gibbs.After dinner, everyone on the Arcosanti site, including residents, workshop participants and overnight guests gathered in the Bakery in the overwhelming presence of more than 30 fantastic pies, a couple dozen fantastic pie-artists(!), and hand-dipped caramel apples, plus a large bowl of whipped cream, to sample the day’s work. [photo by Rob Jameson]And what a sample![photo by Fabrice Corminboeuf]There were blueberry pies, apple, lemon meringue, pumpkin, chocolate, gluten free, and more; with standard crusts, interlaced tops with cinnamon and sugar, graham cracker crumbs….  Magnificent. A cheerful Arcosanti tradition! [photo by Rob Jameson]last_img read more

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