UN highlevel meeting on youth to open in New York on Monday

22 July 2011Representatives from 400 youth groups will gather in New York on Monday to attend a high-level meeting on youth convened by the General Assembly to discuss a wide range of issues of concern to the younger generation, including jobs, poverty and sustainable development. Key speakers at the opening session of the two-day event include Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the President of the General Assembly Joseph Deiss, supermodel Alek Wek, who was born in South Sudan, and Brazilian youth representative Romulo Dantas.A number of heads of State are also expected to attend the gathering, which will also be addressed by several other senior UN officials.The high-level meeting is part of events to mark the International Year of Youth, and will have the overarching theme of “Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding.”It will comprise two consecutive informal interactive thematic panel discussions on Monday and two plenary meetings on Tuesday, with the former chaired by Member States at the invitation of Mr. Deiss.The first panel discussion will be on the theme of strengthening international cooperation on youth affairs and enhancing dialogue, mutual understanding and active participation to achieve social integration, full employment and poverty eradication.The second panel will be on the challenges to youth development and opportunities for poverty eradication, employment and sustainable development. read more

CIBC among top brands used in North American phishing attacks security firm

TORONTO — The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is one of the most commonly targeted brands used by cyberthieves in phishing attacks across North America, with a more than 600 per cent surge in fake email attempts in the third quarter, according to analysis by an email security firm.Vade Secure’s research shows that during that period CIBC was the lone Canadian company among the top 25 brands used by cybercriminals trying to trick people into handing over their credentials and confidential data, according to the France-based company’s engine.The Toronto-based bank was ranked 25th and used in an average of 5.3 new phishing links per day during the third quarter, an increase of more than 622 per cent from the previous quarter, the analysis showed.Proposed class-action lawsuits filed against Bank of Montreal, CIBC’s Simplii over security breachesBMO, CIBC’s Simplii Financial say fraudsters may have accessed data for thousands of clientsCyber risks to your finances are rising as big banks rely on the oligopoly of big techThe email security firm’s chief executive Adrien Gendre said each of these links, which typically mimic official webpages, can be sent to thousands of users.It’s unclear what is behind the surge in phishing activity, but one factor could be CIBC’s launch of its Simplii Financial direct banking brand last year, Gendre said. When users are less familiar with what interactions to expect, they are easier to deceive with a fake email, he said.“Every new service, it’s a good target for phishing… People will click more on it,” Gendre said.Vade Secure, based in Lille, France, protects more than 500 million inboxes and its conclusions were based on the phishing attacks detected by its artificial-intelligence powered platform.CIBC said “cyber security is an evolving space that we monitor closely.“We have multiple layers of security in place and continuously invest to safeguard our clients,” spokesman Tom Wallis wrote in an emailed statement.The email security firm’s analysis comes as Canadian banks continue ramp up their spending on technology, including cybersecurity defences, and months after BMO and Simplii said that thousands of customers may have had personal and financial data compromised.In May, BMO said hackers contacted the bank claiming to be in possession of the personal data of fewer than 50,000 customers, and that the attack originated outside of Canada. At the same time, Simplii also warned that “fraudsters” may have accessed certain personal and account information for about 40,000 clients.A leak of user data is often followed by a wave of phishing attacks or a malware attack months later, Gendre said.A few years ago, grammatical errors or language mistakes would easily signal that it was fraudulent, but now these fake webpages are often indistinguishable from the real thing, Gendre added.The three top targets in North American phishing attacks during the third quarter were Microsoft, PayPal and Netflix, but other large Canadian banks were also among the 86 brands tracked by Vade Secure.Bank of Montreal was in 33rd place with phishing activity up 317.5 per cent from the previous quarter, followed by Scotiabank in 47th place with activity up 53.1 per cent. Royal Bank of Canada and Toronto-Dominion Bank saw a drop in phishing activity, down 91 per cent and 57.6 per cent from the previous quarter, respectively, to put them in the 49th and 62nd spots.However, during the second quarter, RBC was in the 21st spot with an 767.3 per cent increase in phishing links, according to Vade Secure.Gendre said cyberthieves typically cycle through different targets, switching to a new one as users become aware of the fake links and their attacks become less efficient.RBC’s vice-president of cyber operations and chief information officer Adam Evans said that as the bank increases its global footprint it becomes a bigger target for phishing attacks, but it has layers of security to protect against these kinds threats. The bank has also been increasing its cyber security budget and investing in technologies to mitigate this threat, he added.“Organizations that have a global footprint are going to be targeted more often and probably more frequently over time,” he said.BMO, Scotiabank and TD Bank did not respond to requests for comment. read more

With catastrophe looming over Horn of Africa UN agency calls for urgent

With many children in the Horn of Africa eating only one meal each day and livestock dying in large numbers, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) urged donors to provide immediate food aid for 5.4 million people to head off a humanitarian catastrophe in the drought-stricken region.The estimated numbers of people hit by drought are: 2.5 million in Kenya, 1.4 million in Somalia, 1.5 million in Ethiopia and 60,000 in Djibouti, the agency said. Last week, the UN aid agency estimated that more than 11 million people are in need of assistance, with food shortages “particularly grave” in Somalia where about 2 million people need help. “In all four countries, it is clear that WFP will have to expand its existing operations to drought-affected populations in order to address the increasing needs,” said Holdbrook Arthur, WFP Regional Director for Eastern and Central Africa, speaking in the Ugandan capital of Kampala. “While final figures on the number of people in need of urgent assistance are still being established, donors must respond now if we are going to avert a humanitarian catastrophe,” he stressed.In mid-2005, concerns over the deteriorating food security situation in the region led WFP to undertake, in partnership with other concerned partners, a comprehensive review of the food situation among pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in the Greater Horn of Africa. As a result, WFP is establishing a long term, well-coordinated and integrated early warning system, while it aims to enhance coping strategies, diversify income generation and livelihood activities and strengthen governance to support “The emergency we face in the Horn today is the result of successive seasons of failed rains. Consequently, pastoralists living in these arid, remote lands have very few survival strategies left and desperately require our assistance to make it through until the next rains,” said Mr. Arthur. read more

Ban welcomes deal at UNled climate change talks as step towards 2015

“The Secretary-General welcomes the outcome of the UN Climate Change Conference that concluded today in Warsaw and he congratulates Poland for successfully hosting the Conference,” his spokesperson said in a statement.The deal hammered out today ends two-weeks of talks between diplomats and environment experts representing more than 195 Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. For the first time, the talks, which are also known as the Conference of the Parties or COP-19, included participation from the private sector, with a UN-business forum held on its sidelines.The agreement lays the groundwork for a legally-binding treaty to be adopted in 2015, and enter force by 2020, which would cut climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions. In today’s statement, Mr. Ban welcomed the Parties’ decision “to intensify immediate actions to fight climate change” and to come forward with their national contributions to the agreement well before its finalization in 2015. The talks were made all the more urgent by the devastation in Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan that killed thousands of people and affected 13.25 million overall just as participants were arriving in Poland.Today’s deal comes one year before the 2014 Climate Summit that Mr. Ban said he would convene in New York in September during the General Assembly.Mr. Ban has asked world leaders, as well as leaders from business, finance, local government and civil society, to bring bold announcements and actions that will lead to significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions and strengthened adaptation and resilience efforts, his spokesperson said in reference to the 2014 summit.“Much more needs to be done over the coming two years to achieve the ambitious agreement necessary to keep the global temperature rise below two degrees Celsius,” the spokesperson said in the statement. read more

Worlds most vulnerable must benefit from promise and ideals of UN Charter

“I know that at times Member States feel that such efforts are a form of interference that undermines national sovereignty,” he said. “But it is violence and conflict – and not our attempt to help Member States prevent it – that threaten State sovereignty. It is violations of human rights by the State that erode the legitimacy of the State.” Moreover, Mr. Ban noted that Article 99 of the Charter empowers him to “bring to the attention of the Security Council any matter which in his opinion may threaten the maintenance of international peace and security.” While Article 99 has been formally invoked only rarely in UN history, it remains a key mechanism, the Secretary-General said. “Whether or not Article 99 is formally invoked may be secondary,” Mr. Ban said. “First and foremost is our responsibility to alert the Council when we see situations that we feel require its engagement. I will continue to act in that spirit.”The UN Charter and the Security Council Stressing that in its engagements, the UN seeks to reinforce sovereignty, and not challenge or undermine it, Mr. Ban expressed hope that when considering which items reach the Security Council’s agenda, States will be driven by the Charter, and not by “geo-political rivalries or other external dynamics.” “When a Member State uses an overly broad definition of terrorism to monopolize power at the risk of long-term stability, that would seem to merit the Council’s attention,” Mr. Ban said. “When we see massive loss of life and cross-border flows of people, that would seem to merit the Council’s attention,” he noted. “We must not avert our eyes from these or other such situations, no matter how complex or contentious they might be to discuss,” he continued. “And the world must see that the Council is addressing the situations that matter most to most people.” In addition, the Secretary-General emphasized that the Security Council has many tools with which to encourage and seek to secure the peaceful resolution of disputes before they escalate. “But ultimately the unity of the Security Council is the crucial factor. We have seen what [heights] are possible when unity is visible – and we have seen the depths that are inevitable when unity has vanished,” he concluded. “For the millions living amidst war and extreme poverty, and for countless others whose rights are violated or neglected in other ways, the ideals and aspirations of the Charter remain elusive,” Mr. Ban said at the start of an open debate in the UN Security Council at Headquarters in New York on “Respect for the principles and purposes of the Charter as a key element for the maintenance of international peace and security.” Noting that 2015 was one of the most “troubled and turbulent years in recent history,” with civil wars ravaging Syria and Yemen and the spread of violent extremism, the UN chief emphasized that decades of experience have nonetheless validated the Charter’s vision. “The blatant disrespect for fundamental principles of international human rights and humanitarian law defies our common humanity – and challenges the Security Council in fulfilling its duties under the Charter,” Mr. Ban said. While the primary responsibility for preventing conflict and protecting human rights lies with Member States, as clearly established in the Charter, Mr. Ban acknowledged that in some situations, Member States might lack the capacity to fulfil their obligations. In other situations, it is Member States themselves that are the main violators of human rights. “The United Nations can help Member States meet these national challenges and uphold their responsibility to protect,” Mr. Ban stressed. “We continue to offer assistance in building up national capacity to identify and address the precursors of genocide and other grave crimes.”’Human Rights Up Front’ Specifically, the UN chief noted that the Human Rights up Front initiative, launched in late 2013, is helping the UN system to better coordinate across the peace and security, development and human rights pillars, and to engage with Member States at early stages of crises. “We are placing a growing focus on prevention – through both early warning and early action,” Mr. Ban said. “We should all much prefer to assess early information than to wait for the warning signs of disaster. Our engagement with Member States on these matters will continue to be based on cooperation, transparency and respect for sovereignty,” he added. Mr. Ban also noted that the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change have demonstrated the capacity of Member States to overcome divisions and chart a course towards the common good. ‹ › Participants at the Security Council’s debate on “Respect for the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations as a key element for the maintenance of international peace and security”. UN Photo/Manuel Elias read more

Unicef Brock holding Roses for Refugees fundraiser

Nigeria Emiko has witnessed the work Unicef does around the world.The Brock University international student from Nigeria often saw Unicef volunteers handing out medical supplies, giving vaccinations and providing educational materials.That’s why when he came to Brock to study economics, he decided to join Unicef Brock, a chapter of Unicef Canada.“I wanted to help people,” he said, adding the organization allows him to be a philanthropist with real impact.Unicef Brock is holding a fundraiser Feb. 12 called Roses For Refugees.The organization’s co-president Chantal Christian said half of the money raised at the fundraiser will go to Unicef and the rest will be donated to a local private sponsorship group that is helping a Syrian refugee family.“Rather than just focusing on the international relief, we want to also help people in our own community,” she said.The roses are being sold just in time for Valentine’s Day and there will be plenty of red ones available along with other assorted colours.They sell for $3 each, six for $15 or a dozen for $30.Unicef Brock will have a table set up in A-block of Mackenzie Chown starting at 10 a.m. on Feb. 12. They’ll be there until the roses, bought with a donation from the Brock University Students’ Union, are sold out.Emiko and Christian said the group hopes to raise $1,000. They are confident the Brock community will support the fundraiser.“We usually sell out,” Christian said. “A lot of times Brock staff and students come and just donate money and don’t even take a rose.”The group wanted to raise $3,000 during the 2015-16 school year.They’ve far surpassed that already, raising $8,000 in November when Emiko and three other members — Patrick Foster, Jad Nasser and on the last day of the three-day journey Stephanie Mannella — walked from Brock to Toronto.That fundraising effort raised $4,000 and the government matched the funds. All of the money went to Unicef Canada’s campaign to help in the refugee crisis.“A lot of the money we are fundraising is going to refugee camps in Jordan and the Middle East,” Christian said. read more

West Indies stars one step closer to return

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTop West Indians will continue international snub: SammyJune 20, 2017In “latest news”CWI agrees truce with star players over availabilityJuly 13, 2017In “latest news”Bravo brothers, Pollard, Simmons edge closer to West Indies returnsSeptember 14, 2018In “latest news” (ESPNcricinfo) With West Indies in a race to qualify for the 2019 World Cup, their cricket board has offered “temporary amnesty” to the players who do not fit their selection criteria in order to have them available to play ODIs. This could pave way for the return of stars such as Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree as soon as later this month when the team is scheduled for a tour of England.Cricket West Indies (CWI) has had a stringent policy of picking only those players who are active in the domestic one-day tournament for 50-over internationals. But, with one eye on putting the best XI on the park, the board and the West Indies Players Association have called a truce.On September 30, the top-eight ranked teams as per the ICC will gain automatic qualification to the next World Cup. CWI chief executive Johnny Grave admitted to the possibility that West Indies – ranked ninth, 10 points below their closest rival – might not make the cut. Should that be the case, West Indies will then have to go through a 10-team qualifying tournament and unless they end up in the top two, they won’t make the showpiece event in England.“We recognise that it is highly unlikely that we will now automatically qualify for the 2019 World Cup, so whilst the qualifying tournament has yet to be confirmed by ICC, we may only have eight ODIs against England and New Zealand in the next six months to prepare,” Grave said. “It is crucial that we can have our best performing Windies players available for selection in these important games.”Grave also indicated that the CWI’s cricket committee was due to present their findings on player eligibility criteria by the end of July. These recommendations will then be put forward at the board of directors meeting in September. But in the meantime, “all CWI registered players will be available for selection,” the press release said.Additionally, CWI is compiling a list of all male and female and age-group players in the system. “This will show commitment on the part of the players to be available for the format/s of the game they wish to play; a commitment to participate in the regional set-up and to honour the system to be in place by then,” board president Dave Cameron said. “We must be able to identify the full slate and categories of players we have in the West Indies.” read more

Curtin CMSR paper says more time needed for mine closure

first_imgMore time is needed to allow for adequate mine site restoration practices, according to a new paper from the ARC Centre for Mine Site Restoration (CMSR), an Australian Research Council funded centre, based at Curtin University.Dr Adam Cross from the CMSR explained current mine site closure legislation provides a relatively short timeframe for industry to complete restoration efforts.“After a mining operation ceases, there is often less than ten years given to adequately restore the used land back to a sustainable ecological landscape, but the time frames required for soils and plant communities to develop naturally on tailings is at odds with this short deadline, especially across different climatic zones,” Dr Cross said.“Essentially, industry are being asked to achieve thousands of years of natural soil development in under a decade.“We’re not saying it can’t be done – we’re just saying it needs more time and industry need tools that can help predict the trajectory and resilience of restoration at early stages.”Tailings are the processed primary minerals left over from mining. When these are returned to the earth, they are vastly different in composition to the original, pre-mining landscape.“The tailings in our study were produced from the processing of magnetite ore. They are different from natural soils in the region in that they contain no clay minerals, exhibit virtually no microbiological activity, and their chemical characteristics are biologically challenging,” Dr Cross said.“Studies have shown that natural microbes can assist in soil development and foster effective plant growth, and a major focus of our research is facilitating the establishment of these natural microbial communities in tailings.“The research highlights the need for the early establishment of site appropriate microbiota to adequately prepare the soil to sustain vegetation, before revegetation can begin,” Dr Cross said.“Adequate restoration is much more than simply sprinkling some seeds and planting some trees – ecologists need to prepare the soil layer by layer, introducing microbes to create a sustainable foundation and then move on to the above ground landscaping – a process which takes a considerable amount of time.”The research paper – One giant leap for mankind: can ecopoiesis avert mine tailings disasters? – has been published in Springer Nature’s Plant and Soil.last_img read more

Match announced for WWE RAW tonight WrestleMania performers set

first_img Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Facebook Charlotte Flair WWE SummerSlam 2020 Coming To TD Garden In Boston WhatsApp Ronda Rousey New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions Videos Articles WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rouseycenter_img Twitter WWE’s Sasha Banks Opens Up About Concussion Now Playing Up Next WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Rousey: First UFC Fight More Important Than Wrestlemania Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch Match announced for WWE RAW tonightWWE announced on Facebook that WWE RAW Women’s Champion Bayley and Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte and Nia Jax has been added to tonight’s RAW in Philadelphia.The video update also mentions that the RAW Women’s Championship fatal four way at WrestleMania will also be contested under elimination rules.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of RAW tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.WrestleMania performers setWWE announced on Monday that Pitbull, Flo Rida, Stephen Marley and Lunchmoney Lewis will all be performing live at WrestleMania 33 this Sunday in Orlando.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:32 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 Google+last_img read more

Health Alert Hand Foot Mouth and Lice cases recorded among children

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 10, 2016 – Some health warnings now for children in particular as there are cases of lice and hand food and mouth disease confirmed by the Ministry of Health in the TCI.   An outbreak of lice at at least two Provo schools has prompted notice and when it comes to HFMD, there are cases in Provo mainly, Grand Turk and North Caicos also.Surveillance and education are among the ways the ministry says it is coping with the children’s illnesses.  In the case of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease is spread by youngsters under 5 and passes on through coughing or sneezing, also from saliva, fluid from blisters and infected stool.Child care institutions have to be most careful as this is where HFMD spreads most.  Symptoms are rashes, fever, headache, runny nose and sore throat.  Tylenol or Panadol can be used in medical treatment says the Ministry and care givers and parents must increase in fluids to avoid dehydration.  When it comes to lice; wash wash and more washing.  In both cases you should keep children at home until they are better. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Huff Po Newspaper Guild Square Off Over Unpaid Bloggers

first_img“There’s no commitment; they can post as frequently or infrequently as they would like to,” Ruiz said. “The Huffington Post makes no claim of ownership over their posts, and they can cross-post on other sites, including their own.” AOL laid off hundreds of employees since acquiring Huffington Post and putting Arianna Huffington in charge of editorial operations. Ironically, Huff Po seems to be slowly weaning itself away from free blogger content and investing more in full-time staff and name journalists, hiring 17 new journalists over the past week, including John Montorio, former managing editor of The Los Angeles Times and associate editor of The New York Times as culture and entertainment editor and hiring political writer Jon Ward from News Corp.’s The Daily. Huffington Post has taken a lot of knocks for building its business (which sold to AOL earlier this month for $315 million) partly by using unpaid bloggers. Those knocks became official last week with The Newspaper Guild, a union of media workers in the U.S. with 26,000 members, calling for HuffPo contributors to stop offering free content. “Just as we would ask writers to stand fast and not cross a picket line, we ask that they honor this electronic picket line,” the guild said in a statement. “We feel it is unethical to expect trained and qualified professionals to contribute quality content for nothing. Working for free does not benefit workers and undermines qualify journalism.” The guild went on to call for Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington to “demonstrate her commitment to the working class she so ardently champions in her writing.” (The Guild has created a Facebook page called “Hey Arianna, Can You Spare a Dime?”)In an interview with FoxNews, Huffington Post spokesperson Mario Ruiz says media professionals should get fair compensation (which it does with its 160 full-time editors and staffers) but draws a line between staff and bloggers. last_img read more

LT Construction Bags Orders Worth ₹2278 Crore

first_imgThe construction arm of L&T has won orders worth ₹2,278 crores across various business segments in May & June 2015.The Power Transmission and Distribution business have won orders worth ₹1,258 crores in the international markets.Larsen & Toubro Saudi Arabia LLC, a fully owned subsidiary of L&T, has bagged a contract from National Grid Saudi Arabia (a subsidiary of Saudi Electricity Company) for engineering, procurement and construction of 132 kV cabling work in Hail city and a 132 kV double circuit transmission line in Turaif, Qaseem and Hail areas of Saudi Arabia against stiff competition.A major order has been received from a Government agency to design and build 66 kV substations with associated cabling works in the GCC market.Further, Larsen & Toubro Oman LLC, a subsidiary of L&T, has received an order from Oman Electricity Transmission Company for engineering, procurement and construction of a new 132/33 kV Salalah Free Zone-2 grid station.The Heavy Civil Infrastructure Business has won orders worth Rs. 1020 crores including add ons.The consortium of L&T and IHI Infrastructure Systems Company Limited, Japan, has received an EPC order from the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) for the construction of special steel bridges over JNPT (Jawaharlal Nehru Port) – Vadodara and Rewari-Dadri sections of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor.The project, divided into three packages consists of 8 steel bridges, 3 minor bridges and 2 RUBs (Road Under Bridge) as Package CTP 15 A in the JNPT-Vadodara section; a major long span steel bridge across river Narmada, a RUB as Package CTP 15 B in Maharashtra and Gujarat; and two major bridges across Yamuna and Hindon and a RFO (Rail Fly Over) as Package CTP 15 C in Haryana.last_img read more

3 quota reformists remanded

first_imgQuota reform movement. Prothom Alo File PhotoA Dhaka court on Tuesday put three leaders and activists of quota reform movement to two-day remand each in two separate cases filed in connection with an attack on the residence of the Dhaka University (DU) vice chancellor (VC) on 9 April, reports UNB.Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Abdullah Al Masud passed the order when DB inspector Bahauddin Faruqi and also the investigation officer of the cases produced them before the court with seven-day remand prayer for each.Those who remanded are Faruk Hassan, joint-convener of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council and two members of the council-Jashim Uddin and Mashiur Rahman.Lawyer Sarah Hossain and Lawyer Jyotirmoy Barua filed petition for their bail before the court.On 9 April last, when general students’ popular protest on quota reform was in its peak, some unknown masked attackers broke the main entrance of the VC’s residence and ransacked several rooms and furniture. They also set fire to two vehicles parked inside the VC residence.Two separate cases were filed with Shahbagh police station on the following day.Faruk Hassan, a joint convener of the quota reform movement was sent to jail by a Dhaka court on 3 July, in a police assault case, which was filed with Shahbagh police station on 9 April.Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrates Court Judge Subrata Bose Shuvo sent Faruk to jail after the investigation officer of the case Bahauddin Faruqi produced him before the court.Earlier on 2 July, around 150 BCL leaders and activists swooped on the quota reform activists when they were taking preparation to bring out a procession from the central Shaheed Minar in the morning.They beat up Faruk Hassan, joint convener of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council, a platform that leads the quota reform movement, and picked him up.Besides, a number of activists of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council were injured in separate attacks allegedly by some BCL activists and police when they were trying to stage their scheduled programme at different universities across the country that day.last_img read more

Riverdale Rescues Cheryl and Its Mob Story

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. SDCC 2019: ‘Riverdale’ Cast Spills Details on Core ‘Mystery’ for Season 4Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019 Stay on targetcenter_img Maybe I’ve just accepted that Archie is perpetually a frustrating character on Riverdale. Maybe that makes his constant bad decisions and dopey lines easier to tolerate. It’s also possible the show has realized it’s made Archie the dumb one, and leans into it wherever they can. Either way, in this episode, it worked for the story. It’s the first time organized crime Archie feels natural. Sure, he’s being taken advantage of by Veronica’s parents, but he deserves to be at this point. And the earnestness with which he digs himself deeper into this hole is almost admirable at this point.Much of the early parts of the episode focus on the school election. It didn’t need to be. Eventually, there’s so much else going on in this episode you wonder why so much time was spent on student politics. It does give us a chance to see how far Archie is straying from his dad. He fully supports the idea of a for-profit prison being built in the poorer area of town where a school used to be. He even refers to it as “the future” at one point. God, the show is really showing us who Archie is, huh? The first part of the episode is mostly concerned with which votes are going where. Jughead won’t’ get the Serpents’ votes as long as he’s running with Betty, the daughter of a south side traitor. This actually sets up a decent plot point later in the episode, so I’ll give them this one. Slightly more pointless is the shirts vs. skins arm wrestling scene between Archie and Reggie for the jock vote. They’re barely pretending this is anything more than fanservice at this point.KJ Apa (Photo via The CW)At this point, I couldn’t be any less interested in the school election story. The school paper being the only source of real news in town is so ridiculous, it’s enrapturing. Plus, by its very nature, it pushes the story forward. This election isn’t either of those things. Thankfully, the episode realizes it has bigger things on its plate and moves along. Archie’s electoral incompetence gives way to mobster incompetence, which is much more fun to watch. He accompanies Hiram Lodge to a meeting with some business associates making a surprise visit. They want a 25 percent cut of the prison’s intake in exchange for their support. That’s enough to torpedo the whole enterprise before it starts. They point out that Hiram doesn’t have the influence he once did. After all, his posse includes a high school kid. Archie tries to talk tough to these guys and it’s the funniest damn thing anyone’s ever seen. He even tries to take credit for getting rid of a conspirator against Hiram and the guy who attacked Veronica at the cabin. OK, sure Archie.But this is the point where Archie’s story starts to land. He’s still being controlled by the Lodges and he’s too dumb to see it, but he’s at least being given slightly more agency in his own story. Or at least, he’s being given more rope to hang himself with. Even though it’s frustrating to watch him blow off his dad and start arguments about how a private prison is good actually, he’s at least fun to watch here. Even though he gets laughed out of the room, Hiram is proud of him for trying. When Hiram feels he has no choice but to take the deal, Archie thinks of a way out. In exchange for the sports vote at school, he convinces Reggie to start up that vaguely fascistic Red Circle group. Only now they’re the Black Circle. Because they’re more extreme, I guess. They give a pointed “stay out of Riverdale” message to Hiram’s associates, and blow up their car. Hey, if this season can’t give us a good mystery, I’m glad they’re dialing up the pulpy mobster absurdity.(Photo: Screenshot via The CW)It works too. The men run out of town, and Archie is rewarded for his efforts with a fancy new car. After all, the Lodges say, he’s going to be driving their daughter around. He should have the appropriate wheels. I do wish we’d seen more from Mary Andrews. Mostly because Molly Ringwald is great and I always want to see more of her, but her relationship with Archie is what this series needs to show more of. She’s the one who sees how much he’s changed. She’s the one to call him out, to look him in the eye and ask “who are you?’ Archie needs someone like that in his life, and I only hope she comes back for more episodes.This really was an episode that got better as it went on. Early scenes felt a little aimless. Like it wasn’t quite sure where it was going. Fortunately, those quickly gave way to a grouping of scenes both exciting and scary. That’s especially true for Cheryl’s storyline this season. You really get the feeling that Riverdale wrote itself into a corner with her story. It put her in gay conversion therapy. In real life, it’s a horrific practice that does serious psychological damage to young kids. Riverdale has not shown itself to have the chops to tackle something like that. The writers must have realized that too because the show doesn’t even try. It’s probably for the best that the show didn’t depict true psychological torture, but reducing the practice to pointless physical labor and a few bad movies wasn’t a great choice either. The worst the episode shows is the nun gaslighting Cheryl about where the potato sacks were supposed to go. I did like the black and white anti-gay education video Cheryl imagines to star Kevin and Moose, though. That was hilarious. Doubly so because the actors played it up into the most homoerotic conversation they possibly could.Vanessa Morgan, Ashleigh Murray, Camila Mendes (Photo via The CW)The episode kicks this story into gear when it comes time for the rescue mission. It finally brings back that Cheryl-Josie story from the fall, but it’s only used for Penelope to scare the Veronica, Josie and Toni off their investigation. For Josie, it works. She’s understandably angry about the things Cheryl did to her and refuses to help. I like that the show didn’t completely forget its own story, but I’m disappointed it meant no more Josie in the episode. Hopefully, they don’t completely drop this plot again as quickly as they picked it back up. Thanks to a surprisingly harrowing scene where Cheryl’s grandmother crawls across the floor to call the school and warn Toni, the girls figure out where Cheryl really is. Kevin confirms that the Sisters do do gay conversion therapy, because that’s where he finds eager young men to hook up with.At least Kevin actually has some degree of agency in this episode. He’s finally more than just the dude with the camera. He helps Toni and Veronica’s rescue sneak into the compound to rescue Cheryl. Though they wear the most hilariously impractical outfits, they still make it in just fine. Toni finds Cheryl in the middle of movie night, and they share a sweet, Hollywood-style kiss in front of the projector. Because there are no chaperones or guards during movie night for some reason. Eh, I’ll forgive that, since it led to this triumphant moment. The nuns are coming though, and the three girls’ escape scene is so good. I love watching them run through a muddy tunnel while a group of nuns speed-walks behind them like Terminators. Even when the story isn’t the best it could be, the cinematography is always fantastic.Vanessa Morgan, Camila Mendes (Photo via The CW)By the time we get to the last scenes of the episode, every one of them is super tense. The characters are all in dangerous situations, and the episode starts to feel scary. That’s what made it so fun to watch. It turned an episode that started as a strange student election story to one of the better episodes of season two. A lot of that had to do with Betty’s story. It finally does something meaningful about Chic, even if it’s not what the early part of this arc promised. We were told Betty brought a monster into her house, but this episode makes him seem more like a moron. Like sub-Archie levels of stupid. It all starts when the car Betty and Chic dumped in the lake is pulled out of it. Worried that the Cooper family could be implicated in someone’s murder, Chic goes out to chase down any possible loose ends.As a result, he brings one big loose end into the Coopers’ home. The murdered guy’s ex-girlfriend figures out what’s going on and extorts the family for money. Then, she brings over they guy that threatened Chic with a box-cutter a few episodes back, and they take over the house. In the end, the Serpents prove they always take care of their own, even when one of their own defects as hard as Alice has. I wish we could have seen exactly how they got to that conclusion, but it’s still a satisfying way to resolve this situation. Jughead and the serpents chase the bad guys out of the Cooper house, and Alice promises to stop being so terrible to people from the south side. More than that, she throws Chic out of the house and it looks like she’s hooking up with Jughead’s dad now. That’ll make Jughead and Betty’s relationship super awkward. I guess they wouldn’t technically be brother and sister…? Yeah, it’s still squicky.Skeet Ulrich, Mädchen Amick (Photo via CW)This was a seriously packed episode of Riverdale, and yeah, it got a little messy. At least it was a fun mess, though. It was a mess that gave us meaningful forward progress. It had too. The Carrie: The Musical episode is coming up. I don’t know why that had to happen, but I won’t complain. It should be fun at the very least. This episode was about getting as many stories as possible to a good stopping point before the musical happens. It accomplished that goal in a stylish, scary and uniquely Riverdale way. It’s all we can ask for, really.last_img read more

Nanodiamond tech lights new path in medical diagnostics

first_imgCredit: Youris © 2014 Phys.org Earlier this month TechCrunch featured a look at a company that wants to make a difference in finding cancer before it spreads using nanodiamond-based technology. The idea is that nanodiamonds can detect molecular abnormalities at an early stage, and as such could help a patient’s chances for survival. The company is called Bikanta. Founded in 2013, the company is interested in what fluorescent diamonds inside the body can mean to the future of medical diagnostics. The company website said it has developed nanodiamond-based technology; nanodiamonds are superior optical probes with the key beneficial features such as biocompatibility, brightness and signal stability, and cost, the site added. Nanodiamonds are exquisitely sensitive to magnetic fields, said the company, and this sensitivity can be used to reduce background noise more than 100-fold over current methods and to improve visualization deeper into the body. Bikanta said it is also designing novel imaging scanners and microscopes to improve detection capabilities. Citation: Nanodiamond tech lights new path in medical diagnostics (2014, August 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-08-nanodiamond-tech-path-medical-diagnostics.html Ambika Bumb, PhD, is the CEO. A Georgia Tech graduate, she went on to receive her doctorate from Oxford. She became interested in the challenges confronting cancer research. Is there a better way to find disease as its source? Bumb, said TechCrunch, “discovered that crushing up essentially imperfect diamonds into dust created a fluorescent, reflective light that could highlight any molecular abnormality.” She added in TechCrunch that it was like having “a flashlight inside your body that basically lasts forever.”Her company site notes the diagnostic advantages of nanodiamonds. “Fluorescent nanodiamonds never photobleach or blink. They are tiny fluorescent sources of steady and permanent near infrared light that can be leveraged to detect targets deep in tissue.” In an additional follow-up comment to the TechCrunch article, Bumb explained, “Current optical imaging agents do have the ability to specifically bind and image targets in tissue and in vivo. Where they are technically limited is by signal loss issues (photobleaching, photoblinking). Fluorescent nanodiamonds have permanent and infinitely stable fluorescent signal. They are also imageable deeper into tissue because of a second magnetic sensitivity property that can be manipulated to improve signal-to-noise ratio.”This would not be the first time close attention has been paid to nanodiamonds in the context of cancer detection. European researchers are also interested. An article appeared last year in youris.com, titled “Nanodiamonds: a cancer patient’s best friend?” The article said, “nanometric scale diamond particles could offer a new way to detect cancer far earlier than previously thought. This is precisely the objective of a research project called Dinamo, funded by the EU. Specifically, it aims to develop a non-invasive nanotechnology sensing platform for real-time monitoring of biomolecular processes in living cancer cells.” More information: — www.youris.com/Health/Cancer/N … ientS_Best_Friend.kl— www.bikanta.com/ Explore further Silk coat for diamonds makes sleek new imaging and drug delivery tool This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Automotive Coil Spring Market 2019 Global Industry Size Demand Growth Analysis

first_imgA coil spring, also known as a helical spring, is a mechanical device which is typically used to store energy and subsequently release it, to absorb shock, or to maintain a force between contacting surfaces.In the context of China-US trade war and global economic volatility and uncertainty, it will have a big influence on this market.Automotive Coil Spring Market Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2023 is a professional and comprehensive research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China).Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3235750?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NileshThe report firstly introduced the Automotive Coil Spring basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials and so on.Then it analyzed the world’s main region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, supply, demand and market growth rate and forecast etc.In the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis.The major players profiled in this report include:•GKN•Sogefi Group•Mubea Fahrwerksfedern GmbH•Mitsubishi Steel•Federal-Mogul•Lesjofors AB•NHK Spring•Kilen Springs•Hyperco•Betts Spring•Fuda Group•LIHUAN•JinYing•Yutian HengtongThe end users/applications and product categories analysis:On the basis of product, this report displays the sales volume, revenue (Million USD), product price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into-•Diameter (below 4 inch, above 4 inch)•Process Method (Hot Cooling, Cold Cooling)On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate of Automotive Coil Spring for each application, including-•Automotive OEM•Automotive AftermarketGet 10% Discount on corporate user license @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3235750?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NileshAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452Email: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Proton Therapy Lowers Risk of Side Effects Compared to Conventional Radiation

first_img May 23, 2019 — Cancer patients getting proton therapy instead of traditional photon radiation are at a significantly lower risk of experiencing side-effects from their radiation therapy, while cure rates are almost identical between the two groups. Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania conducted the largest review of its kind to evaluate whether or not patients undergoing radiation therapy at the same time as chemotherapy experienced serious adverse events within 90 days. They will present their findings at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, May 31-June 4 in Chicago (Abstract #6521).”We looked at grade-three side effects — including pain or difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, nausea or diarrhea, among others — often severe enough for patients to be hospitalized,” said the study’s lead author Brian Baumann, M.D., an adjunct assistant professor of radiation oncology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an assistant professor of radiation oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “Our clinical experience is that concurrent chemoradiation therapy patients treated with protons, rather than photons, tend to have fewer side effects. While there is some literature supporting that finding for several disease sites, we did not expect the magnitude of the benefit to be this large.”The study’s senior author is James Metz, M.D., chair of radiation oncology, leader of the Roberts Proton Therapy Center at Penn, and a member of Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center.Proton therapy has a few key differences from traditional photon radiation. Photon radiation typically uses multiple X-ray beams to attack a tumor target but unavoidably deposits radiation in the normal tissues beyond the target, potentially damaging those tissues as the beam exits the body. Proton therapy is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved treatment that is an alternative radiation treatment. It directs positively charged protons at the tumor target, where they deposit the bulk of the radiation dose, with minimal residual radiation delivered beyond the target, potentially reducing side effects and damage to surrounding tissue.For this study, researchers evaluated data on 1,483 cancer patients, 391 of whom received proton therapy and 1,092 who underwent photon treatment. All patients had non-metastatic cancer and were undergoing chemotherapy and radiation intended to be curative. Patients with brain cancer, head and neck cancer, lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer and gynecologic cancer treated with concurrent chemoradiation were included. The primary outcome was whether or not patients experienced radiation side effects that were grade-three or higher within 90 days of treatment.Data showed 11.5 percent (45) of proton patients experienced a grade three or higher side effect. In the photon group, 27.6 percent (301) experienced a grade three or higher side-effect. A weighted analysis of both patient groups, which controlled for other factors that may have led to differences between the patient groups, found that the relative risk of a severe toxicity was two-thirds lower for proton patients compared to photon patients.Importantly, overall survival and disease-free survival were similar between the two groups, suggesting that the reduction in toxicity seen with proton therapy did not come at the cost effectiveness. While researchers say more study is needed, they point out that this study is the best information we have so far as randomized controlled trials continue to prove difficult to complete.”There are several trials underway, but they are all dealing with a variety of barriers, so it will be years before we have that data. That’s why the information we do have is so critical, and our findings here point to a real benefit for our patients,” Metz said.For more information: www.asco.orgRelated Proton Therapy ContentVIDEO: The Role of the Physicist in Proton TherapyVIDEO: Economics of Proton TherapyVIDEO: Proton Therapy Treatment at Northwestern Medicine FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Proton Therapy | May 23, 2019 Proton Therapy Lowers Risk of Side Effects Compared to Conventional Radiation In largest study of its kind, Penn researchers compare overall adverse events of proton and photon therapies Related Content Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read morelast_img read more

Cardona guilty of operating without registration again

first_img Travelweek Group Posted by Share Thursday, February 1, 2018 Tags: TICOcenter_img Cardona guilty of operating without registration, again Francisco (Frank) CardonaTORONTO — Francisco (Frank) Cardona is making headlines again, pleading guilty to and convicted of one count of operating as a travel agent without registration, contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Travel Industry Act, 2002.Cardona’s sentence includes a fine of $10,000, to be paid within two years, and restitution totalling $4,060.Cardona was also sentenced to year of probation requiring him to report to a probation officer. And before he accepts a job in the travel industry he must inform his prospective employer, in writing, of his conviction under the Travel Industry Act, 2002, plus he has to inform the Registrar, in writing, of the position being offered, the name of the travel agent and the term of employment and provide proof that he has informed his prospective employer of his conviction.Cardona paid $1,500 in restitution payments prior to being sentenced by the court.Cardona was also convicted criminally on Jan.10, 2018 of one count of fraud over $5,000. Sentencing in the criminal matter will be conducted at a later date.More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureCardona operated in Toronto. He was previously an outside sales representative for Tri World Travel. Tri World Travel was convicted in September 2017 in relation to actions when Cardona was its outside sales representative.Tri World Travel really hit the consumer headlines after police arrested Cardona in 2016 and charged him with fraud. The travel agency in Toronto’s Bathurst and Eglinton area went belly up right at March Break, leaving more than 80 would-be travellers in the lurch to the tune of more than $100,000.At the time TICO put out a Consumer Alert on Cardona after receiving a number of complaints from consumers who received unauthorized charges on their credit cards after booking travel services with him.In June 2016 TICO charged 1054304 Ontario Limited o/a Tri World Travel (‘Tri World’), a registered travel agent operating in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario and Gary Cristello, Officer/Director of Tri World, under the Travel Industry Act, 2002 (the Act) and Ontario Regulation 26/05 (the Regulation) with several offences including furnishing false information relating to the provision of travel services and failing to hold in trust and deposit customer funds in trust accounts. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Etihad wins Middle Easts leading airline award

first_imgJames Hogan, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer (right) with Hareb Al Muhairy, Etihad Airways’ Vice President Corporate Communications (left), celebrate winning six titles at the World Travel Awards for the Middle East region. Etihad Airways has won six titles at the annual World Travel Awards ceremony for the Middle East, held at The Address Dubai Marina, including the coveted title as the region’s Leading Airline.During a hugely successful evening for Etihad, the Abu Dhabi-based airline also received the Middle East’s Leading Airline First Class award, Middle East’s Leading Airline Economy Class award, Middle East’s Leading Cabin Staff award, Middle East‘s Leading International Marketing Campaign award, and Middle East’s Leading Airline In-flight Entertainment award.Votes for the World Travel Awards were cast by 180,000 travel industry professionals from more than 175 countries. This latest success follows Etihad’s triumph in November 2009 when the airline won the global title of the World’s Leading Airline.James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “It is a tremendous achievement to win six titles at the World Travel Awards for the Middle East region, which is voted for by members of the travel industry across the world. “We have invested significantly in our cabin product and service and these awards illustrate that the airline industry and our passengers like what we have delivered.”Etihad has now won 25 World Travel Awards since it took to the skies in November 2003 and will represent the Middle East region in these categories at the global World Travel Awards held in London later in the year.Graham Cooke, President and founder of the World Travel Awards, said: “At the World Travel Awards, our goal is to seek out those players who are doing more than anyone else to transform our industry – those players who make tourism a force for good, and a force for change. One of the classic examples is Etihad, an airline that has grown into a global super-brand in just over six years through its vision, courage and dedication. “We congratulate Etihad Airways on the fantastic achievement at the World Travel Awards Middle East Ceremony. By winning six awards, including Middle East’s Leading Airline, Etihad has demonstrated that it continues to excel across all aspects of its business.”The award for Middle East’s Leading First Class Airline follows the significant revamp of Etihad’s First class cabin, including longer and wider beds, housed in their own private suites, and a large new changing room.In the Economy cabin, Etihad has made major modifications notably with the introduction of its ‘Inspired Service‘ which has now been rolled out in more than two-thirds of Etihad’s global routes and follows the full roll-out in its premium cabins.The ‘Inspired Service‘ was also one of the key reasons behind Etihad winning the title of Middle East’s Leading Cabin Staff. The concept is to ensure that each passenger receives a personalised service, tailored to individual requirements, during the flight.Upon winning the award for Middle East’s Leading In-flight Entertainment, Etihad was credited for its state-of-the art e-box on-demand system. The E-BOX allows customers to enjoy the latest movies, TV shows, music and interactive games as well as recharge laptop computers and mobile devices.In winning the title of Middle East’s Leading International Marketing Campaign award, Etihad received praise for its latest television commercial which was centred around the ‘Inspired Service‘ concept, as well as taking its home base of Abu Dhabi “to the World”.Etihad also triumphed at the Business Travel Awards on Monday night where it won the title of Best First Class. Etihad Airways celebrate winning six awards at the World Travel Awards in Dubai. (Left to right, all Etihad Airways) Carmen Delcarme, Cabin Crew member; Taryam Al Subaihi, Corporate Communications Advisor; Suhair Alqadasy, Regional Marketing Manager; Peter Baumgartner, Chief Commercial Officer; Eva Nikerlova, Cabin Crew member.center_img Source = Etihad Airwayslast_img read more

On Tuesday the Arizona Cardinals and star safety

first_img On Tuesday, the Arizona Cardinals and star safety Tyrann Mathieu agreed to a new contract that makes him one of the best-paid safeties in the league.The announcement has been eagerly anticipated by Cardinals fans all season, who were eager to see the team lock Mathieu down for years. The team agreed, with GM Steve Keim saying earlier this summer that one of the goals of the offseason was to sign the Honey Badger to a long-term deal. Arizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) celebrates his interception for a touchdown with teammates against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game against the, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Blessed….— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) August 2, 2016Entering his fourth NFL season after being chosen in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Mathieu is coming off an injury-shortened campaign that had him in the running for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award until being sidelined in Week 15.In 14 games last season, Mathieu tallied 89 tackles, 16 passes defensed, five interceptions, 11 tackles for loss and a forced fumble. Listed as a safety, he played a lot of cornerback, too.The Cardinals made no secret of their desire to lock up Mathieu, who was set to become a free agent following the 2016 season, to a long-term extension.The only issue, if there was one, was that the 24-year-old has had two of his three NFL seasons cut short due to serious knee injuries. However, both Mathieu and the team are confident he will recover from his latest ailment and return to the form that led to his first Pro Bowl selection in 2015. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo — Kyle (@Ky1eLong) August 2, 2016But Mathieu had the first say over the deal. He sent out a cryptic tweet about 20 minutes before the news of his agreement broke the football internet. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Well deserved , congrats lil bro @Mathieu_Era— Frostee Rucker (@theorganicfrost) August 2, 2016 The #AZCardinals have been clear on this: They wanted to reward Tyrann Mathieu & pay him what he’s worth. He’s a face of their franchise.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 2, 2016When the report broke Tuesday, social media immediately lit up with tweets of joy and relief that Mathieu will stay in Cardinals red. Some of his teammates posted messages about the deal. Congrats @Mathieu_Era on the extension. You are a lot of fun to watch. Also one of the best comeback stories in sports! #Savagecenter_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Man I’m soo happy for my baby brother @Mathieu_Era he deserves ever penny!!!— Patrick Peterson /P2 (@P2) August 2, 2016 .@Mathieu_Era has a great story! Well earned! Congrats bro! 👊🏿👊🏿👊🏿— Prince Amukamara (@PrinceAmukamara) August 2, 2016 My boy @Mathieu_Era getting what he deserves. 💵💵💵— Justin bethel (@Jbet26) August 2, 2016 Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   “When I say the boy has his own money, I mean the boy has his own MONEY” lol congrats @Mathieu_Era— Calais Campbell (@Campbell93) August 2, 2016 Big money!!!! Congrats to my bro @Mathieu_Era on is his deal. You deserve it bro.— MichaelFloyd (@MichaelMFloyd) August 2, 2016Players from other teams also had their say over the deal.last_img read more