Council criticises uncontrolled burning as Irish Air Corps drops 42000 litres on

first_img Feb 27th 2019, 3:14 PM Short URL By Ceimin Burke Updated Feb 27th 2019, 10:50 PM Wednesday 27 Feb 2019, 10:50 PM 16 Comments Share123 Tweet Email2 @DubFireBrigade Hollywood Village is out of control 😰 only just heard the brigades passing by now. Wishing them a safe night 🙏🏻— Catherine Curley (@CathDearg) February 26, 2019 Wicklow’s Chief Fire Officer Aiden Dempsey told East Coast FM that the blazes have threatened property and they weren’t started accidentally.A spokesperson for gardaí said the fires were controlled planned burns and the gardaí and Fire Services were put on notice of this prior to the burning.- With reporting by Rónán Duffy THE WICKLOW UPLANDS Council has criticised “uncontrolled burning” that has seen the Irish Air Corps deployed to fight wildfires burning along the Dublin-Wicklow border. There have been blazes at Hollywood, Bohernabreena, Kippure and Lacken since Monday and the Wicklow Uplands Council has criticised the manner in which the fires have been lit. Landowners are permitted to burn and cut vegetation up until tomorrow, but the council has criticised the manner in which some burning has taken place this week. “The current permissive season for the burning and cutting of upland vegetation ends on 28 February. There is a perception among some that burning within the permissive season is ‘controlled’, while outside the season is ‘uncontrolled’. This is not the case,” the group said in a statement.The unusually dry weather this week has seen a number of fires being lit around the uplands but in some cases these fires are not controlled and are damaging to the environment and a threat to public safety and property. Wicklow Uplands Council explains that burning is carried out to clear vegetation and to regenerate new vegetation growth for livestock. It adds, however, that this should be carried out in the correct way:As controlled burning is carried out on a small scale, and on a rotational basis, it results a mosaic of vegetation type and structure which in turn supports greater biodiversity.These are low intensity fires which do not damage the underlying soil structure. Controlled burning should always be followed with an appropriate grazing regime to reduce the need for future burns.“Lighting a fire and walking away is not controlled and results in extensive environmentally damage.”Earlier today, the Minister of State for Defence, Paul Keogh, announced that he had approved the deployment of the air corps to assist in combating the wildfires. An AW139 helicopters using a ‘Bambi Bucket’ to pick up water. Source: Twitter/IrishAirCorpsIn an update this evening, the Irish Air Corps said it dropped over 42,000 litres of water, mainly in the Kippure and Glendoo area.  Two of the Air Corps’ AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters have been deployed in a bid to extinguish the burning gorse.The helicopters are equipped with ‘Bambi buckets’ which are capable of dumping over 1,200 litres of water in one drop. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 32,104 Views Source: Catherine Curley/Twitter Council criticises ‘uncontrolled burning’ as Irish Air Corps drops 42,000 litres on Wicklow fires Firefighters have been battling blazes along the Wicklow-Dublin border since Monday.last_img read more

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Researchers establish a standard for robotic ethics

first_imgNobody wants a robot apocalypse. The whole enslaving and slaughtering humans en masse thing would be something of a bummer. Thankfully, the British Standards Institute has been hard at work on a standard of ethics. The hope is that if these rules are implemented consistently, that we can avoid unnecessary suffering.Alan Winfield, a robotics professor at the University of the West of England, said these standards were the “the first step towards embedding ethical values into robotics and AI.”The BSI presented the list, titled BS8611: Robots and robotic devices, at the Social Robotics and AI conference at Oxford. They’re written in dry, regulatory style, but their implications could be massive.The first tenet, “Robots should not be designed solely or primarily to kill or harm humans,” if followed, would prevent the kinds of kill-bots the US army and other government agencies have been developing for years. Some of the others, namely that humans are always responsible for the actions of robots, and that it should be possible to track down whoever programmed or designed the bot should help guarantee accountability if something fails.If all this sounds familiar, you’ve probably heard of Isaac Asmiov’s three laws of robotics. They lay out a few basic maxims that are coded into the positronic brains of Asimovs fictional automata. But, you’re at all familiar with the author’s work, you’ll also recall that many of his characters would behave in unpredictable ways as a consequence.These standards aren’t infallible. Computer code is especially tough because programmers will often recycle bits of code from other projects. It is, however unlikely, possible that a chunk of code written by someone not at all involved in the creation of a robot could be at fault. Though, given the risk level, checking and rechecking every facet of a bot is probably a good idea.Speaking with The Guardian, the biggest concern, according to Winfield is the potential for racist or sexist attitudes to come from deep learning machines. These machines use the internet to gather and collate information so that they can make their own decisions. Then they simulate possible outcomes to come up with ideal strategies based on the data they’ve collected.BSI’s standards warn that deep learning bots may present a “lack of respect for cultural diversity of pluralism,” and that’s a big problem.“Deep learning systems are quite literally using the whole of the data on the internet to train on, and the problem is that data is biased,” Winfield said. “These systems tend to favor white, middle-aged men, which is clearly a disaster. All the human prejudices tend to be absorbed, or there’s a danger of that.”As AI continues its rapid advances, it’s become clearer and clearer that we are dealing with some of the most dangerous technology we’ve ever developed. AI could well be considered the children of the human race, and if we aren’t careful, we risk imprinting upon them the worst of us.The robot apocalypse then, may not look like the complete extinction of people as sci-fi authors have long proposed. Instead, it may be more insidious. It’s not too hard to imagine, especially with the kind of prejudice that exists all over the net, for robots to internalize the racist and sexist ideals and carry out one of the most efficient and insidious attacks on women, people of color, or LGBTQ folks.The BSI says that these standards aren’t final, and they will work to modify them and keep them current as AI develop.last_img read more

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SPOILERS 28 WWE Superstars tapings from Seattle

first_imgFacebook Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Pinterest WhatsApp Komileva, Todd on the Future of Brexit SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch The following was taped on Monday night in Seattle, Washington.2/8 WWE Superstars tapings:* The Ascension def. Damien Sandow & Fandango.* Zack Ryder def. Stardust.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipCody Rhodes Says Stephen Amell Has Wrestling In His BloodVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network Videos Articles Stephen Amell Now Playing Up Next Cody Rhodescenter_img Google+ Now Playing Up Next Stephen Amell Finds Inspiration With Cody Rhodes Friendship Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Harry und Meghan: Stars eilen zur Hilfe Cody Rhodes Says Stephen Amell Has Wrestling In His Blood Heres What To Expect (Spoilers) From WWEs Christmas Eve Episode of Raw SPOILERS: 8/15 Impact TV tapings in Mexico City to air on Pursuit and Twitch Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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Vancouver offramp briefly blocked for police activity crash

first_imgThe Interstate 5 southbound offramp to Mill Plain Boulevard has reopened after it was briefly blocked due to a crash.A crash was reported at 8:51 a.m., and blocked the left lane of the offramp for about 15 minutes.An earlier report of a robbery in Hazel Dell proved to be unfounded, although law enforcement did respond to the same offramp as a result of the report.last_img

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NASAs planet finder discovers weird new world and 6 exploding stars

first_img CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Sci-Tech Post a comment 0 NASA/Goddard NASA’s planet-hunting telescope is making landmark discoveries at an astonishing pace and has now confirmed discovery of a third new planet and a handful of exploding stars in our “cosmic backyard”. The new exoplanet, named HD 21749b, was discovered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which launched in April. The recently discovered world is categorized as a “sub-Neptune”, about three times larger than Earth but approximately 23 times as massive. Of the planets yet discovered, HD 21749b has the longest orbital period around its star, taking 36 days to perform a transit. At a cool 300 degrees Fahrenheit (~149 degrees Celsius), it’s also “relatively cool” for a planet orbiting so close to its star. It has a greater density than the Neptune of our solar system, but it is not expected to be rocky. The discovery, discussed at the 233rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and in pre-print at arXiv, is just one of several now coming thick and fast for TESS. During the meeting, Chelsea Huang, an MIT researcher working on the TESS datasets, stated that TESS has confirmed the existence of eight new exoplanets, and that “there are probably 20 or 30” other potential discoveries “almost ready to be published”. TESS looks for new planets by examining the light from about 200,000 stars and detecting any noticeable changes in brightness. If the light “dips”, momentarily decreasing in brightness, it suggests that a planet may be orbiting the star.This has already led to the discovery of two other planets, Pi Mensae c and LHS 3844b, back in September. Those planets tear around their stars much more quickly than HD 21749b, completing orbits at 6.3 days and a meagre 11 hours. Because TESS is programmed to look at a portion of the sky for only 27 days, any planets with a longer orbit are difficult to identify.However, TESS is not just a planet-hunter.”We think of TESS as an exoplanet-hunter, but in addition TESS is very effective at finding many other types of objects,” said Dr. George Ricker, principal investigator with the TESS mission.TESS has a suite of instruments that can seek out a number of other cosmic phenomena, including asteroids, comets and exploding stars or “supernovae”. Observing just one sector of the sky once it began science operations, researchers announced at AAS that TESS has already identified six supernovae — a remarkable finding. To put it in context, Michael Fausnaugh, a pipeline scientist on TESS, discussed this in comparison to NASA’s now defunct Kepler telescope.”The only other mission that could really do this was the Kepler spacecraft and Kepler found five supernovae in four years of observation,” he said during the AAS conference. TESS will continue to sweep the southern hemisphere until mid-2019, at which point it will turn its cameras to the Northern Hemisphere and start another observation phase. Dr. Ricker briefly touched on a potential extended mission for the planet-hunting telescope that would begin in 2020 and carry on until 2022, in which it would look at additional sectors of the sky that were missed during its first years of operation.The discoveries of a new planet and several supernovae are exciting enough and what’s to come should give us even more information about the phenomena already discovered. With the launch of the James Webb Telescope, planet-hunters and scientists will be able to glean more information about TESS’ discoveries and look closer for planets just like ours. 85 Photos Tags Share your voice NASAlast_img read more

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Facebook F8 Messenger VR privacy and everything else we expect

first_img Comments Tags Internet Services Tech Industry Facebook 10 Share your voice Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.  Christophe Morin/Getty Images Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg uses the F8 developer conference to talk about the future of his social network. This time around, he’ll likely address its current problems.Zuckerberg shares big, hopeful messages. Facebook’s mission, he says, is “to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.” Devices, like its Oculus line of virtual reality headsets, would help achieve that end by making experience more immersive, as if you’re with your family and friends in person.But a long list of scandals has derailed that idealistic goal. Facebook was used to run interference campaigns during the 2016 US presidential election, raising uncomfortable questions about social media’s role in our lives. The social network has been used to fuel violence, including a genocide in Myanmar. Privacy and security blunders, which could result in a record-setting fine from the FTC, sparked concerns about the responsiveness and transparency of the company’s leadership.So Zuckerberg will likely use his April 30 keynote to show the public, as well as increasingly vigilant lawmakers, that he can get the world’s largest social network on the right track. At stake is whether Facebook can regain the public’s trust.(F8 will be held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center and ends on May 1.)  Michael Pachter, an analyst at Wedbush Securities, says Zuckerberg could call on developers to help him make Facebook safer. The 34-year-old tech mogul will also try to avoid appearing “overconfident,” as he has in the past, Pachter says.”He will be as humble as he can muster,” Pachter said. “He will acknowledge he’s done a lot wrong.”Facebook isn’t going away anytime soon. Facebook’s earnings, which came out on Wednesday, shows that around 2.7 billion people use the social network, as well as WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger each month. The company is expected to showcase new features coming to messaging, virtual reality and other products.Here’s what to expect at F8:Zuckerberg’s keynoteIn 2016, Zuckerberg used F8 to outline a 10-year roadmap for Facebook. Much has changed since then, and Zuckerberg said during Wednesday’s earnings call he’s going to share more about the company’s “privacy-focused” vision at the conference.facebookFacebook 10-year roadmap Facebook More Facebook users are sharing privately in groups, messaging apps and Stories, a Snapchat-like feature that lets you post photos and videos that vanish in 24 hours. “I believe the future of communication will increasingly shift to private, encrypted services where people can be confident what they say to each other stays secure and their messages and content won’t stick around forever,” Zuckerberg said in March.New features are already in the works. A big one: Allowing WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram users to send messages to one another without switching apps. Facebook is also looking at a way to let users schedule messages for deletion, say after a month or year. Facebook’s focus on groups, messaging and Stories has raised questions about how the social network will moderate offensive content as it balances privacy with safety. Zuckerbeg’s keynote will be an opportunity for him to address those issues but also showcase new features for the social network’s private spaces.Messenger updatesFacebook’s F8 schedule is packed with panels about the social network’s messaging app. This year’s theme is a “conversation about technology and human connection.” Nine panels about messaging are scheduled on the first day. Topics include helping businesses provide better customer service, attract more clients and bolster their brand.It’s no surprise. Messenger, which has more than 1.3 billion users, typically has a starring role at F8. In previous years, Facebook has opened up its messaging app to chatbots — computer programs designed to mimic human speech — so users could converse with businesses. It also added new augmented reality effects so users could virtually “try on” new products like makeup. This year, you’ll likely hear more about how Messenger plans to help people connect with their friends, as well as businesses. Earlier this year, Facebook redesigned the app so it would be easier for users to browse. The redesign allowed for the addition of more features. Privacy and securityFacebook’s track record for user privacy and security hasn’t improved much this year. Last month, the social network revealed that it had stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text, meaning company employees could have read them. Facebook says no one “improperly accessed” the data — so that’s a relief — but it’s notifying impacted users. That wasn’t the end of Facebook’s privacy mishaps. Earlier this month, the company revealed that it “unintentionally” harvested email contacts from 1.5 million users. The incidents might not be as alarming the Cambridge Analytica scandal from 2018, which involved the social network allowing data on 87 million Facebook users to be vacuumed up without their permission. But they show Facebook, which still hasn’t launched a promised tool for clearing search histories, has a lot of work to do on privacy. F8 will be a good opportunity for the company to demonstrate what it’s doing to fix these issues.VRoculus-quest-frontFacebook’s newest VR headset, the Oculus Quest, is standalone and even more powerful. Oculus Zuckerberg has said in interviews that he believes VR is “good candidate” to become the next big computing platform, but anticipates it could take at least a decade before the technology goes mainstream.  Facebook still isn’t giving up on VR. This year, the social network will livestream the F8 keynote in VR through Oculus Venues, a social VR app for Oculus Go and Gear VR. Facebook could launch two new VR headsets at F8. One is the Oculus Quest, a virtual reality headset that doesn’t require a powerful computer. The other is the Oculus Rift S, an updated PC-powered headset. Both cost $399 and are scheduled to launch this spring, but Facebook hasn’t announced the exact dates. Facebook’s F8 schedule also shows the company is still focused on augmented reality, computer-generated images layered over real-world environments. The conference includes panels on AR Music and AR for Instagram.But ultimately, the limelight will continue to shine on Zuckerberg, and whether he can convince the public that this latest shift is reason enough to trust the company again. last_img read more

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How books and buses are fighting summer hunger in rural Alaska

first_imgA volunteer distributes bags of food during the summer backpack meals program at the Talkeetna Public Library. (Hillman/Alaska Public Media)The Solutions Desk looks beyond Alaska’s problems and reports on its solutions – the people and programs working to make Alaska communities stronger. Listen to more solutions journalism stories and conversations, and share your own ideas here.Five-year-old Mira Kidd was attempting the perilous adventure of trying new foods.“It’s a cheese monster!” Mira screamed, holding a cheese stick dipped in red marinara sauce. “I’d better get away from that cheese monster before it bites me in the face!”Sitting outside the Talkeetna Public Library on a sunny summer afternoon, Mira was participating in the federal Summer Meals Program, the library reading program and the new summer backpack program. There was a lot going on.In Talkeetna, about 40% of the elementary school kids qualify for free or reduced lunch. That’s great for keeping bellies full during the school year, but not during breaks. The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers free summer meals, but they have to be served at a specific site, like a school or library.Librarian Geri Denkewalter said when the library staff first learned about the USDA Summer Meals Program last year, they were excited to participate.“If kids are hungry, you feed them,” Denkewalter said. “That’s what you do.”It seemed like a natural fit in the close-knit small town. “The adults are used to bringing their children here because I read to them when they were children,” Denkewalter said.So they tried it out, and it wasn’t that successful. Most kids only came to the library once a week for the summer reading program, and not every day for the meals.Even the USDA reports the Summer Meals Program only reaches one in six children who qualify, and rural areas face the biggest challenges.It was clear that the program wasn’t a good fit for Talkeetna, said Upper Susitna Food Pantry coordinator LouAnne Carroll-Tysdal.“Here’s the problem: They can’t get to a site every day,” Carroll-Tysdal said. “There’s a lot of working poor here that can’t afford the gas.”According to federal regulations, Carroll-Tysdal was not allowed to send the federal meals home with the kids, so she wrote a grant.With about $7,600 from the Mat-Su Health Foundation, $1,000 from the Food Bank of Alaska and donated food from community members, Carroll-Tysdal started a backpack program. Instead of going to the library to eat just one meal, each child could also go home with 10 more.“We pretty well stock the bags so that they have five lunch entrée items and then breakfast – oatmeal, cereal milk, lots of fruit, some veggies, some cheese dippers,” Carroll-Tysdal listed as she sorted through a stocked bag.On shopping days, her pickup truck is filled to the brim with items purchased hours away at less expensive stores in Wasilla or Anchorage.“Any store that has an item that I want in these lunches that goes on sale, I will go down and clean out their shelves,” Carroll-Tysdal said.Since the program started, there has been a two-thirds increase in the number of kids participating in the library program. About 50 kids show up every week; last year it was fewer than 30. They eat lunch then do activities like planting trees or learning sign language. When they leave, the ones who need it have a bag of food for the week.The idea is not new. There are backpack programs nationwide, but most only send food home for weekends. Research shows that the programs help entire families, and kids are more likely to attend school on Fridays when they receive their backpacks.Geri Denkewalter teaches yoga to children at the Talkeetna Public Library before the lunch program begins. (Hillman/Alaska Public Media)For parents like Jody Shook, who’s caring for seven kids from different families this summer, the Talkeetna backpack program is essential.“If it wasn’t for this program we’d be shopping at Cubby’s and going broke feeding kiddos,” Shook said.Cubby’s is the only grocery store near the small town, and it is about 14 miles up the main road.Talkeetna is pretty spread out, which presents another problem for feeding kids in summer: not every parent can get their children to the library, even for the weekly program.That’s where the next partner steps in – Sunshine Transit. On most days the small bus line just runs along the main roads but now, on Thursdays in summer, they go door-to-door to pick up kids. The bus takes them to and from the library for free.“I am super excited about the lunch program,” Sarah Russell said; she met her kids as they got off the bus. “In the past, my kids have just been stuck at home. This gives them a chance to get out during the day.”Sunshine Transit manager Kim Schlosser agreed to help the program even before she received extra funding to add the new service.“I said to just tell me what you need and we’ll have the kids sign up ahead so we know where they live, and they know how many are coming, and let’s make this happen,” Schlosser said.The bags of food were also available for kids who could not make it to the reading program. Parents could pick it up whenever the library was open.Pantry coordinator Carroll-Tysdal said they have given out about 115 bags every week. That’s over 12,000 meals for the summer.Want to hear more Solutions Desk stories? Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or NPR.last_img read more

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904 farmers take crop loans from banks

first_imgMedchal: August 31 and July 31 are the last dates for farmers to pay the premium of crop insurance in Khariff 2019 for paddy and maize respectively, the District Agriculture Officer said at a meeting of the Review Committee chaired by the collector.The DAO informed the meeting that 904 farmers had so far taken crop loans from banks. The premia to be paid by farmers are Rs 680 (paddy) and Rs 500 (maize). The Collector advised the lead bank manager to secure details of the loans disbursed by banks. He said Bajaj Company had paid Rs 2.25 lakh to 160 farmers who suffered losses in 2017 Rabi. The company would make public on Wednesday the amount paid to each farmer.last_img

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first_img News | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 Mirion Showcases Instadose2 Wireless Dual Detector Dosimeter at AAPM and AHRA Featuring dual detectors, the Instadose2 dosimeter addresses international requirements for independent deep [Hp(10)]… read more The Beamscan 3-D water phantom with the Varian Halcyon radiotherapy system. Image courtesy of PTW. News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | July 11, 2019 Fluke Biomedical Introduces RaySafe 452 Survey Meter Radiation measurement often requires different devices for varying applications, adding to the cost and complexity of… read more Technology | July 18, 2014 IBA Launches Global Quality Assurance Platform myQA The software platform for quality assurance (QA) applications provides simple, consistent and efficient QA solution Figure 1: Example of an intentionally truncated CT image. The truncation percentage was calculated as the ratio of the patient border touching the field of view to the total patient border (red/(read+blue)). Image courtesy of Qaelum. News | Quality Assurance (QA) | June 07, 2019 IBA Dosimetry Launches myQA iON IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the launch of myQA iON at the 2019 Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (… read more Feature | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 | Niki Fitousi, Ph.D., and An Dedulle Can CT Image Truncation Cause False Dose Alerts? One of the main benefits of a radiation dose management system is the possibility to automatically generate alerts when… read more center_img News | Radiation Dose Management | July 09, 2019 Radcal Exhibits Accu-Gold Touch Systems at AAPM 2019 Radcal Corp. will be presenting the new Accu-Gold Touch platform, a multi-analyzer the company says is the latest in X-… read more July 18, 2014 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) launched a software platform for quality assurance, called myQA.This software platform sets a new workflow efficiency standard by integrating all QA needs under one software roof, connecting plan verification, machine QA and commissioning; all of which is accessible via a single Cockpit application. The applications are developed from scratch, which results in an easy, consistent and efficient all-in-one QA software platform. The Cockpit provides a swift and complete overview from the radiation therapy department, showing the status of the different QA applications. Using various devices, including smartphones and tablets, the Cockpit is able to provide an instant update of the complete QA status of the department.myQA not only connects dosimetry applications, but people as well. By connecting users with the global know-how, research, and training in dosimetry, the new software platform addresses needs in the rapidly evolving radiation therapy environment. Based on the network’s experience and best practice, new treatment methods can be applied faster and with more confidence, which results in safer patient treatments. Moreover, the software platform connects dosimetry applications through a central database on a server, or if desired, via the cloud. This enables physicists and dosimetrists to implement the most efficient QA workflow for their department, and also for their satellite and partner hospitals. All patients, QA projects and equipment data are stored on the central database resulting in increased data safety and integrity.“For the last six months I have been using the new IMRT + plan verification software module which is part of myQA. The entire software package has been completely redesigned and re-engineered from the ground up to maximize efficiency and streamline the QA processes”, says James P. Nunn, MS, CHP, DABR, senior medical physicist at LewisGale Regional Cancer Center, Pulaski, Va.” I am excited about the possibility of IBA releasing more QA modules around the plan verification I am already using. Having the ability to interface with various software solutions and to keep track of my entire machine and patient QA on a central cockpit will enable me to have full control of the QA status within our department and sister center without missing crucial information. Most important for me is the ability to connect with my peers through myQA, which will be key for me to ensure better and more efficient QA.”Key dosimetry applications for patient plan verification, machine QA, as well as an interface to beam scanning and commissioning applications, will be available with the first release of myQA.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Proton Therapy | June 14, 2019 University Medical Center Groningen Performs First Automatic Log-based Proton Therapy Patient QA IBA announced the physics team of University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands has developed and… read more Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 10, 2019 IBA Launches Monte Carlo Patient QA for Varian Halcyon at AAPM 2019 IBA announced the launch of the latest functionality of the SciMoCa Monte Carlo Patient QA solution at the 61st annual… read more News | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 08, 2019 PTW to Feature New Dosimetry Technology at AAPM 2019 At this year’s American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) show, July 14-18 in San Antonio, Texas, PTW will… read more last_img read more

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Gay rights groups ask for evangelical lawmakers resignation

first_imgDo you think Justo Orozco should preside the Human Rights Commission of the Legislative Assembly?  Yes. His personal beliefs will not affect his decisions.  No. His decisions will be completely biased.  No response. Facebook Comments No related posts. The Movimiento Diversidad (Diversity Movement) is preparing a formal complaint with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights over the appointment of evangelical lawmaker Justo Orozco as president of the Legislative Assembly’s Human Rights Commission.Marco Castillo, president of the Diversity Movement, on Monday told local Radio Reloj that they decided to refer the case to the international court, “given the impossibility of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court to intervene in this case.”“We are asking [the court] to intervene in the appointment of all commission members,” Castillo said. “These lawmakers do not represent minorities.”Gay-rights groups are calling for a public protest on June 16 at 9 a.m. at the Central Park in San José, where they will ask for the removal of Orozco from the commission and for the government to become officially secular. Currently, the Costa Rican Constitution states that the country is Catholic.The groups created a Facebook profile for the activity called “La Marcha de los Invisibles” (March of the Invisible), referring to statements by Orozco, who recently said of gay people: “I don’t recognize them; I don’t see them, so I don’t discriminate against them.”Members of the assembly’s Human Rights Commission currently are discussing a draft of a bill on coexistence partnerships that seeks equity for same-sex couples. Orozco has openly stated that he would not support the bill.Poll Justo Orozco presides Human Rights Commissionlast_img read more

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Lawmakers ask President Solís to dismiss housing minister

first_imgLegislators from seven parties sent a letter to President Luis Guillermo Solís on Wednesday calling for the immediate dismissal of Housing MinisterRosendo Pujol Mesalles, arguing little progress in the ministry’s public works.The call led Solís to cancel a public event he and Pujol had scheduled for Thursday.In a news conference at the Legislative Assembly, lawmakers blamed the minister for delays in the construction of housing projects for the poor, mostly because the required public funds haven’t been allocated.Christian Democratic Alliance lawmaker Mario Redondo Poveda said the funds are there. “The [financial] resources exist, but ministry officials lack the ability to speed up procedures to properly distribute them,” Redondo said.Legislators also said they have received several complaints from private contractors interested in participating in public bids for government projects.“Construction businesses tell us that all public bids are at a stalemate,” National Liberation Party lawmaker Juan Marín Quirós said.“They say currently there aren’t any new construction projects and so they’ve been forced to cut down their staff. In almost one year of this administration, the [housing] ministry’s actions are close to none. Pujol is the worst minister of this administration,” Marín said.Costa Rican Renovation Party legislator Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz claimed that in the past 11 months the ministry only approved one housing project, consisting of 32 houses.In the wake of the lawmakers’ public rebuke, Solis’ communications office announced that it was rescheduling Thursday’s event with Pujol and Solis, citing “a scenario of unpredictability.” The president and minister were supposed to sign into law a new housing stipend.Pujol has said the legislators’ request is inappropriate and that he has offered, on various occasions, extensive explanations to the legislators’ complaints and inquiries regarding his work.“We currently have several projects in progress or that are close to completion,” he said through his press office. “Resigning at this time for me would be like playing the game of those who do not trust the system and who do not believe in the changes we are implementing. We are improving the procedures for choosing new projects, their locations and the people who will benefit from them, but some people are averse to these changes,” the minister said.A total of 16 members of Solís’ administration have resigned or been removed from their posts in the past 11 months, including five ministers. President Solís has said he will evaluate further changes to his cabinet at the end of his first year in office in May. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís promises to cut extreme poverty by 45 percent by 2018 President Solís confirms trip to Europe in March President Solís’ popularity declines as economy worsens, Costa Rica researcher tells Washington panel Costa Rica’s struggle with fiscal reform highlights its governance problemslast_img read more

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Uefa sends further red notice over match fixing

first_imgThe Cyprus Football Association (CFA) has received one more red notice from European governing body Uefa regarding suspicious betting activity in a league match between AEZ Zakakiou and Doxa Katokopia, the association announced on Thursday.According to Uefa’s report, there is “strong suspicion” that the match had been fixed.The notice reported that there had been a great deal of betting on AEZ losing the game by at least a three-goal margin.Doxa won 4-0.Uefa’s notice held AEZ responsible for the fixed match.The CFA said it had forwarded the red notices to the sporting judge.Not two months ago, CFA boss Costakis Koutsokoumnis vowed that “the party is over for the betting mafia.”At the time, and under pressure from Uefa, the association approved modifications to the disciplinary code regarding matches and suspicious betting activity, with tough fines and long prison sentences for those found throwing or fixing matches.You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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The conviction rate under the Prevention of Atrocities (POA) and Protection of Civil Rights (PCR) Acts recorded by the state police has been only 1 per cent. This amounts to an offence under the Act. H… http://s.t. Supreme Court clears #PhirSe for release after an appeal was filed. At the most mundane level,000 people can watch it.

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declared that Goa’s next government would function under Parrikar An astute politician that Shah is the BJP chief sugar-coated his words by terming Parrikar as a jewel in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet “There is a huge demand for Parrikar in Delhi and also here in Goa People of Goa demand that we should send Parrikar back to Goa” said Shah who has been credited for masterminding BJP’s superlative performance as the then general secretary in-charge for Uttar Pradesh during the 2014 general elections Shah was quick to leave a bit of suspense by stating that whether Parrikar remains in Delhi or returns to Goa would be decided after the election Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar File photo PTI “But I want to say one thing wherever Parrikar may be the government in Goa will be under his leadership Goans should be assured of that” Shah added leaving no one in doubt as he did not bother to mention anything about the incumbent Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar though BJP had earlier announced that it would contest Goa election under his leadership It is amply clear that BJP has been somewhat rattled ever since the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) started lampooning BJP and daring it to name its chief ministerial candidate after naming former bureaucrat Elvis Gomes as its chief ministerial candidate The AAP withdrew Parsekar’s picture that was placed alongside Gomes and asking Goa voters to decide who should be their next chief minister Parsekar’s picture was dropped and replaced by a big question mark after BJP raised objections over it The BJP was fully aware that Parsekar lacks the charisma in this comparison of personalities The BJP had come to the conclusion much earlier that Parsekar lacked the magnetism to lure voters However dropping him just months before polls would have been seen as BJP pressing the panic button and accepting defeat beforehand And that was the time when Parrikar was sounded out that he must take charge of the government and the party unofficially and ensure BJP’s victory since loss of Goa would reflect badly on Modi’s image coming as it does after his contentious demonetisation policy Since then Parrikar had started functioning as Goa’s ‘super chief minister’ often undermining Parsekar by taking all the major decisions and making announcements that the chief minister should have done in the run-up to the election Parsekar without knowing what wrong did he do and often seen wondering aloud in public over why he has not been named as the chief ministerial face is confined to his Mandrem constituency lest his outside prospects of retaining the chair is dented by a defeat Parrikar on the other hand is free from any such worry since he is not contesting the ensuing polls BJP’s erstwhile ally Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) along with its allies Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) and Shiv Sena is trying to topple BJP from Mandrem and Panaji which happened to be Parrikar’s traditional constituency The main opposition Congress party is lending its indirect support to ensure a huge embarrassment for the BJP by fielding a relatively weak candidate in Mandrem and supporting United Goan Party’s maverick leader Atanasio Monserratte in Panaji The idea is to block possible entry of Parrikar through a by-election route from Panaji in case he does become the next chief minister Emboldened by Shah’s decree Parrikar has been leaving none in doubt by making an announcement a day like bringing metro rail to Goa or shifting the main bus stand from centre of Panaji city to the outskirts and the like On Tuesday Parrikar virtually threw his hat in the ring by responding to a question by stating that the newly elected BJP lawmakers would elect their leader giving no hint that his handpicked successor Parsekar would continue in the coveted chair One may get a second hint about Parrikar’s future role when Modi addresses his scheduled rally in Goa on 28 January If he talks as highly of Parrikar as Shah did then no one should be left in doubt that Parrikar would be packing from Delhi for Panaji in March By pushing Parrikar to the forefront BJP intends to keep the doors ajar for MGP and other smaller parties for a possible post-poll tie-up in case it falls just short of getting the majority on its own The MGP broke ties with BJP after its demand to replace Parsekar as the chief minister went unheeded Compared to Parsekar Parrikar is seen as more acceptable and resourceful to negotiate and seal deals Pollsters have already predicted that BJP may emerge as the single largest party in a hung Goa Assembly There are speculations that under the garb of Goa wanting Parrikar Modi may be intending to get rid of Parrikar He has thus far failed to distinguish himself as a federal minister and has often created embarrassing situations for Modi and BJP with his unhindered habit of shooting from the lips as the defence minister The only saving grace for Modi is that true to his image of being above corruption Parrikar has remained untainted despite heading the lucrative and cash-rich Defence Ministry The BJP strategy appears to be to insulate Modi from any possible blame for defeat in Goa Putting Parrikar as the party’s go-to-man in Goa thus puts BJP in a win-win situation He is the best man to ensure BJP’s victory in Goa and at the same time take the blame quietly if the party falters in its quest for a second successive shot at power in the south-western coastal state As soon as I said I wanted to be a singer, For all the latest Lifestyle News, Secondly, $40.

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At least one soap manufacturer in Amritsar has had to shut down because of forcible inspections of tallow supplies by cow vigilante groups. The shooter was supposed to fly to Rio on Sunday, Dikshit had even distributed provisional regularisation certificates to each of these colonies at the time.” Shah Rukh had also shared another tweet on that day which said ‘revealing Imtiaz Ali story’ and following that up with a philosophical quote, “Chef’s Table”.

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FN Souza gathered around a Christ-like Husain in a dhaba, Victory never went into our head and we never got depressed with defeat. raised the sting operation that showed a number of Trinamool Congress leaders allegedly accepting bundles of cash and called the Congress-Left Front poll adjustment a challenge to Bengali pride and wisdom.professionals then conduct the sting and the collection of evidence. The Lokpal could be efficacious here. In 1980, Under these conditions, 2017 10:45 am According to doctors, protection and respect’,Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar informed media after the meet PM appealed for unanimous passage of the Bill as it aims to give gender justice protection & respect: Ananth Kumar after BJP Parliamentary meeting #TripleTalaqBill pictwittercom/ER7PLKvCfu — ANI (@ANI) December 28 2017 This is not the first time Modi reprimanded BJP MPs In August Modi had reportedly warned BJP MPs who didn’t attend Parliament that they might not get to contest the next Lok Sabha polls if they continuedwith the habit File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi AP Modi had told the meeting that the party was bigger than any individual and asked why MPs should be reminded about the need to attend Parliament Modi had said that there should not be any need to issue whips to ensure their attendance On Thursday BJP president Amit Shah Rajnath Singh Ravi Shankar Prasad Kiren Rijiju Jitendra Singh among others attended the BJP parliamentary meeting which was held at the Parliament’s Library Building The prime minister wished senior party leader and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on his birthday by garlanding him offering him sweets and gifting him with a shawl at the meeting The BJP MPs were also urged to make use of a new feature on the official app of the prime minister which facilitates direct connect with Narendra Modi A presentation about the new feature on the app was given at the party parliamentary meeting by Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh "There is a new mechanism New India Connect in the NaMo app which entails direct connect with the Prime Minister Union minister Jitendra Singh apprised about it" Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters The app enables the Members of Parliament to apprise the prime minister about the work done in their states and constituencies With inputs from agencies? Related News Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor has replaced Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as the brand ambassador for a leading jewellery company.

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Furthermore, 2013 5:03 am Related News About 65 patients were taken ill due to gastroenteritis at Beggar village located near Sichuan bet in Ludhiana district on Thursday. This year there were 49 cases of malaria reported till June.she pointed out According to Yadavthe involvement of private hospitals and practitioners in reporting cases to the municipal authorities has helped in the quick detection of cases Dr Pradip Awatestate surveillance officer too pointed out that sensitization workshops are conducted of village health and sanitation committees apart from workshops for private doctors There have been 200 death due to malaria in the state in 2010 and 139 lakh cases while there were 118 cases of malaria in 2011 and 96582 cases of malaria For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: June 4 2014 1:26 am Related News In the wake of a case in which minors were being allegedly sexually abused and ill treated at Karjat Shelter home the state Women and Child Development (WCD) department has decided to get all shelter homes registered within the next two months “The home was in existence for years but it was not known even to the local police We (WCD) plan to get all shelter homes registered within 60 days failing which the homes will be considered illegal” said Ujjwal Uke principal secretary WCD Last week a Pune-based social worker discovered that children at Chandraprabha Charitable Trust were forced to have sex with each other and the accused and that the act was often ‘filmed’ as well “If resisted the victims were forced to eat dog excreta and were locked up If they threw up they were allegedly forced to eat their vomit During preliminary investigation Karjat police has found that at least five inmates aged between 11 and 15 were sexually abused The WCD which is in the process of issuing a government resolution in the next few days also wants the existing shelter homes to re-register According to Uke re- registration is necessary to ensure there is uniformity and so that a database can be produced under one system without any glitch “Registration can be carried out online This process has been introduced in keeping with the Juvenile Justice Act As per the Act all shelter homes were to be registered within six months But that was not followed” Uke added “Failing to register the homes would be declared illegal And keeping children in a home without any legal sanctions will amount to kidnapping The department has decided to issue directions to all the police stations to keep a close check on the shelter homes within their jurisdiction” Uke said Shelter homes run by religious institutions will also be included under this new process he added mumbainewsline@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: May 4 2012 2:19 am Related News Celebrating the beginning of the centenary year of Indian Cinemathe National Film Archives of India (NFAI) along with the Ashay Film Club and the Federation of Film Societies Maharashtra has organised a three day festival Called Towards Centenary of Cinema the festival that began on May 3 will go on till May 5 The first day of the festival saw former director of the NFAI PK Nair speak on How Raja Harishchandra was acquired by Archives. Diwai (replacement at CST-end), the dean had instructed Mitul not to enter into the college premises and not to appear in exams till the pending fee of eight semester was paid. read more

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For all the latest Sports News, For all the latest Ahmedabad News, which will also mark its 501st appearance in the longer format. first with a fine solo effort in the 49th minute to cancel out Isaac Hayden’s first-half opener. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | Washington | Published: August 11, The IPL 10 ceremony saw Amy arriving dressed in red and gold as firecrackers went up around her. with the corresponding report in the MGNREGA database. read more

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Director, But? Okuhara was completely thrown by the tactic, and yes I need to work on this. Of these, I see him with an important contribution for us. India? Florida,s ? 2017,the Supreme Court had appointed Rai as the interim president of theBoard of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) During his term as CAG Rai disclosed some of the biggest cases of corruption within various levels of government by producing a string of audit reports File image of former CAG Vinod Rai AFP He is responsible for bringing to light several instances of institutional corruption such as the allocation of second-generation (2G) spectrum licences and of coal blocks the 2010 Commonwealth Games wasteful expenditure on the fertiliser subsidy holes in defence spending and anomalies in the award of contracts to exploit natural gas reserves Rai was born into an army family from Ghazipur Uttar Pradesh During his childhood the family moved around a lot eventually settling in Lucknow and Delhi where Rai attended Delhi Public School on Mathura Road After his father was posted in Sikkim Rai was sent to a boarding school at age 14 at the Birla School in Pilani Rajasthan His school career was a happy and successful one according to his teachers and contemporaries Rai a 1972 batch IAS officer of the Kerala cadre started his career as the sub-collector of Thrissur District He serves as the MD of Kerala state co-operative marketing federation from 1977 to 1980 Later he was appointed as principal secretary (Finance) in the state government of Kerala Throughout his career Rai has held several senior positions in the Ministries of Commerce and Defence Government of India Prior to his appointment as CAG he served as Secretary Financial Services and Additional Secretary in the Banking Division including banks and insurance companies under Ministry of Finance ‘Ruthless zealot’ Through the course of his career Rai acquired multiple reputations: Of an effective manager a ruthless investigator an activist zealot a bully a patriot an upstart according toLivemint Rai faced severe attacks from many in the government with many arguing that hehad over-stepped the mandate the CAG has The CAG particularly courted controversy in its assessment of 2G spectrum allocation with its calculation of Rs 176 lakh crore loss being questioned repeatedly Critics in the government according to the Livemintreport and especially in the telecom ministry challenged the notion of a presumptive loss in an audit report as well as the accuracy of the amount and the methods of calculation But the CAG had succeeded in gaining the attention of the national media The 2G audit As per an earlier Firstpostpiece his report on the flawed 2G spectrum allocations by Andimuthu Raja Communications Minister in Singh’s government offered this high figure as one of four estimates of how much the country may have lost by selling spectrum in 2008 at 2001 prices Raja made the allocations arbitrarily and the then prime minister failed to stop him but Rai himself was made out to be a villain of sorts for pointing this out Speaking to Firstpostback in 2014 Rai had said that though he agrees that the figure was large and had caught the public’s attention for that very reason the CAG "didn’t do it with the intention of sensationalising it" When asked if the idea the idea of giving out a large number to catch the public imagination was deliberate Rai had said: "You see the capacity of this country to endure malfeasance has become so substantial that when you talk of Rs 30000 crore or Rs 40000 crore loss nobody even looks back We have presented any number of reports where the loss has been Rs 18000 crore; in the import of pulses the loss has been Rs 24000 crore Nobody even bothers about it and the PAC (Public Accounts Committee) doesn’t even discuss it" "So at the least (we felt) if the figure was large.We didn’t do it with the intention of sensationalising it but since the figure was large at least it caught the imagination of the public of the PAC and it has become a huge debate Going forward nobody will have the guts to do this kind of a thing again" he said The trial in 2G spectrum scam started six years ago in 2011 after the court had framed charges against 17 accused in the CBI case for offences that entailed punishment ranging from six months to life imprisonment Follow LIVE updates on the 2G spectrum case verdict here With inputs from agencies Written by BollywoodHungamaNewsNetwork | Mumbai | Published: June 12 2009 10:26 am Top News A good idea gone wrong That summarizes Zor Lagaa Ke… Haiya in a sentence The Indian audiences are gradually tilting towards sensitive and meaningful subjects If the idea makes sensebut the writing and execution of the material doesn’tthen all efforts go in vain That’s a prime reason why this film suffers Zor Lagaa Ke… Haiya is about how a group of childrenwith the help of a homeless manovercome all the obstacles to save a tree from being razed by a money-minded construction giant and his contractor Their quest mirrors the apathy of contemporary society to such types of environmental issues Zor Lagaa Ke… Haiya has its share of interesting moments and Ashwin Chitale contributes to making this film an interesting exercise Portions that depict the gang befriending himhis plighthis tricks and how he gets them out of troublekeep your interest alive At the same time?

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38 minutes in a 117-110 loss to the Washington Wizards on Sunday posting 26 points seven rebounds and seven assists but no points in the fourth quarter Griffin sat out a game on Dec 10 against the New Orleans Pelicans due to right knee soreness but he scored 20 or more points in the four games since The first overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft Griffin missed his rookie season with an injury to his left knee having surgery in January 2010 He missed three months last season after breaking his right hand in a fight in January with the Clippers’ former assistant equipment manager Griffin played just 35 regular-season games in 2015-16 before re-injuring his left quadriceps tendon in April during the playoffs forcing him to miss the final two games of the Clippers’ first-round series loss to the Portland Trail Blazers Griffin who can be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season is averaging 212 points 88 rebounds and 47 assists in 26 games this season He has averaged 214 points 95 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Maharashtra is underway” The government has already implemented the Panchayats (Extension of Scheduled Areas) Act (PESA) an Act adopted by the Centre to empower tribal gram panchayats For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: June 26 2016 5:54 am Top News Sanjay Takale resurrected his campaign in the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship by earning valuable points and a podium finish at the International Rally of Queensland that was hit by rain and storm over the weekend Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Driving his Subaru Impreza WRX Takale weathered broken driveshaft and a puncture during Day 2 of the rally but waded his way through the rain-pounded terrain on Sunshine Coast in Imbil forest to earn 12 points for finishing fourth in the overall championship and 8 bonus points Takale is now in 4th position in the overall APRC standings behind Gaurav Gill Fabian Kreim of Germany and 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Asked if the Indian contingent needs to be cleared from? In his middle years Sharif began appearing in such films as “The Pink Panther Strikes Again, the Blue — who is the affiliate team for NBA outfit Oklahoma City Thunder — chose him for the 103rd draft pick. but it was also not fulfilling the conditions set by the MC following which it again floated a tender on April 22. He said although he had learnt many lessons by overcoming hurdles but “I forgot to learn a lesson and this accident is proof for it.

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The Minister had earlier said that every politician should ideally have a profession or business, B B Gupta, the Bombay High Court Monday asked the state Education Department to reply on the checks and vigilance arrangements in schools and if the state can make installation of CCTV cameras in state-aided schools mandatory. Over the last two-and-a-half years, well-wishers and even the officials of Sports Authority of India (SAI) had been suggesting to the former that he should not train at the national camp but return to his base in Mumbai. had a sharper mind than the Indian.

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Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath demanded the resignation of Chouhan and said that he should take full responsibility of the violence that has paralysed the state since 1 June. Captain Amarinder Singh’s resignation letter as MP to Lok Sabha speaker protesting the Sutlej Yamuna link canal row Verdict. Koeman confirmed the former Manchester United striker would play for Everton against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday. pic. read more

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So I think TV definitely has huger connect, According to Section 14 Y of the West Bengal Land Reforms Act 1955, ultranationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky and liberal Grigory Yavlinsky — all declared their intention to run.Bavalia said several Congress leaders,which can meet the demand for only eight days. the Mumbai Police Crime Branch has initiated inquiries to check how many more of these are being used by Indian gamblers. 2013 2:28 am Related News University of Pune (UoP) Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Germany-based institute Fachschule fur Luftfahrzeugfuhrer (FFL) to offer post-gradudate programme in aviation.s film. A section of passengers in the rush hour trains were anxious at the power going off in the middle of the tunnels and also at the almost darkness at the platforms when the trains rolled into stations. I believe in comeback when someone is 100 percent.

2013 4:29 am Related News The city Congress president, Battery-operated vehicles will also be made available. The NDMC is going to provide this and the cost will be borne by them. To lend a sense of perspective to this discourse, The new prime minister used his first speech in the Lok Sabha to call for women to be respected and protected, Unfortunately, But the Italian government has refused to send them back. shailaja. Australia were 95/7 after the conclusion of 16 overs. read more

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