FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect that allegedly used a stolen debit card.On September 8, 2018, at 7:50 am, a stolen debit card was used at the Safeway Gas Bar.The alleged suspect is seen inside the store paying for diesel fuel and a phone charger. The suspect is wearing a dark hoodie.The Fort St. John RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information in this matter to contact police. If you have information about this incident or can assist in identifying the suspect, you are asked to contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – As a result of information received from the public the Fort St. John RCMP were able to eliminate the individual seen in the photos from the January 25 release.The RCMP were able to determine that due to an error in the time stamp on the video that was provided to Police, the wrong person was considered as a person of interest.Original release:
UN food agency plans 6month emergency operation in BangladeshUN food agency plans 6month emergency operation in Bangladesh
29 November 2007The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a $52 million, six-month plan to provide emergency aid to 2.2 million Bangladeshis affected by the recent cyclone. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a $52 million, six-month plan to provide emergency aid to 2.2 million Bangladeshis affected by the recent cyclone.The aim is to avoid a repeat of the surge in malnutrition rates that typically follows a cyclone in Bangladesh, the agency said. “This time, WFP will start longer-term distributions to families with hopes of preventing increases in malnutrition throughout the region,” said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran. “While immediate food aid such as high energy biscuits continue to be rushed into the cyclone-hit areas, WFP is now ready to begin a longer-term, more comprehensive food assistance programme that will get nutritious foods directly to the children who need it the most,” said WFP Bangladesh Representative Douglas Broderick.The emergency operation will follow the work of a just-completed UN assessment which found that there are approximately 4.7 million people in the worst affected districts and 2.2 million people are in need of immediate food assistance.When the cyclone hit on 15 November, affecting more than 4 million Bangladeshis, WFP rushed in aid to thousands of the most vulnerable victims. The agency has delivered more than 300 metric tons of biscuits and more than 430 tons of rice to those in need.UN agency provides seeds and tools to over 110,000 farmers in southern AfricaAiming to secure the next harvest in three Southern African countries, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has distributed over 1,000 tons of seeds, as well as fertilizer and tools, to over 110,000 poor farmers in the region.“The more we can support quality farm outputs and help diversify crops and strengthen capacities, the fewer people will need food aid and other handouts next season,” said Anne Bauer, Director of FAO’s Emergency Operations and Rehabilitation Division. The $7 million operation in in Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland should service an estimated 50,000 hectares of crops, the agency said.The relief was distributed using a voucher system pioneered the non-governmental organization Catholic Relief Services which allowed farmers attending mobile fairs to choose what to purchase among the seeds, fertilizer, tools and tillage services on offer.The aid comes to a region hit by a high death toll from AIDS which has left many rural households and orphans in the care of grandparents. Farmers there must also cope with crop failure caused by successive years of drought and inclement weather.
UN condemns massive vehicle bomb attack in Kabul that leaves scores deadUN condemns massive vehicle bomb attack in Kabul that leaves scores dead
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, the Security Council and the UN in Afghanistan have strongly condemned Saturday’s massive vehicle bomb attack on a street near Government buildings in the Afghan capital, Kabul, which reportedly left 95 people dead and scores wounded.The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the deadly incident, in which the attackers reportedly used a vehicle painted to look like an ambulance, including bearing the distinctive medical emblem, what the UN Assistance Mission in the country, known as UNAMA, flagged as a “clear violation of international humanitarian law.” In a statement from his Spokesman, Mr. Guterres said that indiscriminate attacks against civilians are grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law and can never be justified. “Those responsible for today’s attack must be brought to justice,” he added.The Secretary-General extended his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured. He also expressed solidarity with the Government and people of Afghanistan.Separately, Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA, noted that the explosion occurred near a High Peace Council facility in a civilian-populated area of Kabul. “While the Taliban claim suggested the purpose of the attack was to target police, a massive vehicle bomb in a densely populated area could not reasonably be expected to leave civilians unharmed,” he emphasized. Calling the attacks “nothing short of an atrocity,” the UNAMA chief said those who organized and enabled it must be brought to justice and held to account.He reiterated that under no circumstances are such attacks justifiable, and he called on the Taliban to uphold their obligations under international humanitarian law, at all times.Issuing its own condemnation, the UN Security Council said the “heinous and cowardly terrorist attack” resulted in at least 95 people killed and 158 injured.The members of the Council underlined the need to hold perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice.
Former Lance Armstrong Teammate David George Tests PositiveFormer Lance Armstrong Teammate David George Tests Positive
David George, a South African cyclist and former teammate of Lance Armstrong, admitted on Tuesday to using the blood-boosting drug Erythropoietin (EPO) after failing a doping test on Aug. 29.”His biological passport indicated suspicious activity and that triggered a targeted test for EPO,” SAIDS chief executive Khalid Galant said in announcing the positive test Tuesday. ”A subsequent urine test came back positive for the banned EPO drug.”George is now facing a two-year ban from Cycling of South Africa, but is provisionally suspended until a final decision is reached.He cycled with U.S. Postal Service team in 1999 and 2000, alongside recently banned Armstrong. George said he realizes that he will face a ban as well and is prepared for what the CSA decides.”I know the result will ultimately be the same. This decision will be communicated to Cycling South Africa (CSA) and Drug-Free Sport shortly and according to protocol,” George said in a statement: ”I fully understand the consequences of my admission and will bear the results of this.”In October, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life by the International Cycling Union for his use of steroids, EPO and blood transfusions. Multiple teammates testified against Armstrong in the report issued by the U.S. Anti-doping Agency.While George waits to hear from the CSA, he has already started to lose sponsors despite apologizing. Nedbank has withdrawn its sponsorship from his current 360Life team.”Nedbank has a zero tolerance towards the use of any banned substances or performance enhancing drugs and does not condone or support such use in any sport,” the South African bank said.This is one of George’s lowest moments as a cyclist after having a successful career. He won the silver medal in the road race at 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and bronze in the time trials in the Kuala Lumpur Games in 1998. George also represented South Africa at the 1996 and 200 Olympics.”Cycling, as you know, has been a confusing space, and although it has given me incredible moments it has also given me experiences that no person or young athlete should have to go through,” George said.Now he must figure out how to get over this mountain in his life.
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In less than a week, you may have heard, there’s a midterm election in the United States of America. This is sort of a big deal for us at FiveThirtyEight. Such a big deal that our estimable tech team of Jeremy Weinrib and Paul Schreiber arranged a fancy live-blogging platform so you can snuggle up next to us for hours on election night. It’ll be cozy.We’ve known for weeks that we’d need to give the platform a test drive, and we decided that we’d do that Wednesday, on the second night of the NBA season. We’d get together our crew of basketball writers (the ones who wrote our NBA team previews), buy some pizzas and use an algorithm to project whether Giannis Antetokounmpo has finally stopped growing.But as the San Francisco Giants discovered last night, Jake Peavy has a habit of ruining the best-laid plans.About the time Game 6 of the World Series passed a 95 percent win probability, we made the call to scuttle the NBA live blog. Instead, you’ll get to hang with us as we watch Game 7. We’ll argue that Jeremy Guthrie shouldn’t pitch more than three innings, locate where the Giants dynasty of the past five seasons would rank compared to others and, Yost-willing, debate the merits of the sacrifice bunt.It’s going to be great. Or a total disaster. Come and find out which. 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday. Here on FiveThirtyEight.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Australia is an immigrant country and multiculturalism is at the heart of the Australian story, said Prime Minister Tony Abbott this week, while addressing an ethnic media conference in Melbourne. “I want people to join the team, but there is no Australian test, and the whole point of multiculturalism is to allow people to join the team in their own way and at their own pace,” said the prime minister, who went on to describe his position on multiculturalism as a “very small l liberal, if you like”.“Except for the indigenous people every single Australian is a migrant, or the descendant of migrants. We should always remember that, particularly when questions are raised about integration and attachments. While those who were born here never had to consciously opt for Australia, every single person who comes here has deliberately, consciously, willingly opted for Australia, he or she has voted with his or her feet for Australia,” said Mr Abbott. In a wide ranging interview the Prime Minister of Australia amongst others referred to the back down of his government in relation to section 18C of the Race Discrimination Act and the name issue of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, (FYROM). He also committed his support for an expanded export oriented education system, talked about the guiding principles of his foreign policy, clarified certain issues of his new proposed tougher standing on terrorism and indicated that migrants should be prepared to bear the costs of bringing to Australia their elderly parents.“This is a government which is committed to multicultural Australia and one of the reasons why we decided to drop the proposed changes to section 18C of the Race Discrimination Act was because we don’t want to be needlessly divided.I made the call in the interest of community harmony, in the interest of trying to ensure that as far as it is humanly possible Australians are pulling in the same direction. It’s not often governments and Prime Ministers say we didn’t get it right and I’m prepared to accept that on that particular issue we didn’t get it right,” said the Prime Minister.According to Mr Abbott the three guiding foreign policy principles of his Coalition government are: “We advance our interests, we protect our citizens and we uphold our values.”Asked about why Australia does not recognise FYROM with its own self proclaimed constitutional name, as other countries do, Tony Abbott said: “It’s a long time since I turned my attention to FYROM as we used to call it in those days. Our natural predisposition is to call countries what they wish to be called, in some instances, for reasons of international diplomacy, we don’t follow the general rule. I’m going to pass on that question. I’ll come back to you”, said the Prime Minister, to the journalist who asked the question.Speaking about International Education, he described it as a very important Australian export industry and that he would like to see it expanded. Education Minister Christopher Pyne and Immigration and Border Protection Minister Scott Morrison are talking with the sector in order to ensure this can happen he said, whilst emphasising that he would like to see a much greater student exchange program between Australia and other regional countries. Addressing the issue of possible threats of terrorist acts inside Australia he said that some of the announced extra 630 million dollars that will be allocated will be used to boost biometric screenings in airports, the presence of ASIS abroad and the ability of ASIO to monitor more people in Australia, once they come back from possible trouble spots abroad.“It is in the interest of every single Australian that we are protected against potential internal terrorist threats. It’s particularly in the interest of our migrant communities that we are protected against potential domestic terrorism, because there are few things that will strain our social fabric as much as a major terrorist event here in Australia. It will strain our social fabric. As Prime Minister my first duty as far as it is humanly possible, is to maintain the safety and the unity of our country,” he said.“I think it is very important that as far as it is possible, when you come to the new world you are focused to your new home. Naturally, you will cherish what you bring from your old home, but it is the new home and the future rather than the old home and the past which should be our fundamental focus,” he stressed.Pressed by a relevant Neos Kosmos question, Prime Minister Tony Abbott qualified his words by stating in his concluding remarks that he is not referring to entire communities when he talks about national security, but to individual people “Who have left this country to engage in terrorism abroad” and then come back home. The Prime Minister was accompanied in his news conference by the Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews who justified the inclusion of the portfolio of multiculturalism and citizenship in his own Department as a deliberate government policy aiming at providing integrated settlement services to all migrants.
Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini has condemned his team’s poor work ethics against SPAL as they slumped to another defeat.Gasperini did not only see Atalanta suffer a third straight loss on Tuesday but also his former protégé score twice in a 2-0 SPAL win.“This is a game that makes you reflect,” the Coach said after the game.“The biggest problem is being able to be more concrete. We’re playing badly in the final third, with too much individualism.Gasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.“We conceded goals from set-pieces, which is something new with respect to previous years.“We must be able to score and be more incisive, it happened both in the Europa League and Serie A.“I’m not bitter about Petagna beating us. He gave me so much and is a young player, who will become even more important if his finishing improves.“We have several strikers in the squad, so we have to look for the right balance. We must recover Ilicic as soon as possible.”
Two ways to improve optical sensing using different resonator techniquesTwo ways to improve optical sensing using different resonator techniques
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. Three teams find a way to measure frequencies with far better precision than previous techniques As Rechtsman notes, optical sensors are used in a variety of applications that involve very slight mechanical vibrations or changes in temperature. They are also used when working with nanoparticles or in the analysis of biomolecules. All such sensors have a single problem, however—their performance is limited by the strength of the perturbations under study. In this new effort, both research teams sought to overcome this limitation by coupling modes of light, allowing them to coalesce—this occurs in places called “exceptional points,” and they only arise in what are known as Hermitian systems. In such systems, prior research has shown, photon loss is a main feature, as opposed to conventional systems in which the opposite is true. In either case, the result is increased sensitivity, which, of course, translates to more precision.In the first effort, the researchers connected three ring-shaped sensors together and then added gold heating elements beneath them to fine tune the sensors and to emulate perturbations. In the second effort, the researchers used just one ring-shaped sensor but sent light around it in both directions (both clockwise and counterclockwise) at the same time to cause coalescence. Then, they used a fiber tip to fine tune the sensor and a second tip to cause perturbations.Both techniques come with a trade-off, Rechtsman notes, between fine-tuning and sensitivity, and there remains the question of whether either or both can be modified to achieve even higher sensitivities. Citation: Two ways to improve optical sensing using different resonator techniques (2017, August 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-08-ways-optical-resonator-techniques.html Structures called optical resonators trap light at certain frequencies. When the environment of such a resonator is perturbed, these frequencies shift, which allows optical resonators to be used as sensors. a, Hodaei et al. report a sensor that consists of three ring-shaped resonators that are coupled (red arrows). The authors use gold heating elements both to precisely tune the sensor and to emulate perturbations. b, By contrast, Chen et al. use a single toroidal resonator, and couple light that travels in clockwise (blue arrow) and anticlockwise (yellow arrow) directions. The authors use two fibre tips to tune the sensor and another type of tip to introduce perturbations. c, In conventional sensors, the shift in frequency caused by a perturbation is directly proportional to the strength of the perturbation (grey line). Hodaei et al. and Chen et al. demonstrate that the frequency shift in their sensing devices scales with the cube root (red line) or square root (blue line) of the perturbation strength, respectively. This leads to a dramatic improvement in the scaling of sensitivity of such sensors in comparison to conventional devices. Credit: Mikael C. Rechtsman, Nature 548, 161–162 (10 August 2017) doi:10.1038/548161a (Phys.org)—Two independent teams working on research aimed at improving optical sensing have used techniques that involve coupling two or more modes of light such that their modes and their corresponding frequencies coalesce, resulting in more sensitivity. In the first effort, a team from Washington University in St. Lois and Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, in Germany, connected three traditional sensors for more precise tuning. In the second effort, a team from the University of Central Florida and Michigan Technological University used just one resonator but coupled light traveling in both directions around it. Both teams have published papers describing their efforts and results in the journal Nature. Mikael Rechtsman with the Pennsylvania State University offers a News & Views piece outlining optical sensing techniques and the work done by the two teams in the same journal issue. Journal information: Nature © 2017 Phys.org More information: 1. Weijian Chen et al. Exceptional points enhance sensing in an optical microcavity, Nature (2017). DOI: 10.1038/nature23281AbstractSensors play an important part in many aspects of daily life such as infrared sensors in home security systems, particle sensors for environmental monitoring and motion sensors in mobile phones. High-quality optical microcavities are prime candidates for sensing applications because of their ability to enhance light–matter interactions in a very confined volume. Examples of such devices include mechanical transducers, magnetometers, single-particle absorption spectrometers3, and microcavity sensors for sizing single particles and detecting nanometre-scale objects such as single nanoparticles and atomic ions. Traditionally, a very small perturbation near an optical microcavity introduces either a change in the linewidth or a frequency shift or splitting of a resonance that is proportional to the strength of the perturbation. Here we demonstrate an alternative sensing scheme, by which the sensitivity of microcavities can be enhanced when operated at non-Hermitian spectral degeneracies known as exceptional points. In our experiments, we use two nanoscale scatterers to tune a whispering-gallery-mode micro-toroid cavity, in which light propagates along a concave surface by continuous total internal reflection, in a precise and controlled manner to exceptional points. A target nanoscale object that subsequently enters the evanescent field of the cavity perturbs the system from its exceptional point, leading to frequency splitting. Owing to the complex-square-root topology near an exceptional point, this frequency splitting scales as the square root of the perturbation strength and is therefore larger (for sufficiently small perturbations) than the splitting observed in traditional non-exceptional-point sensing schemes. Our demonstration of exceptional-point-enhanced sensitivity paves the way for sensors with unprecedented sensitivity.2. Hossein Hodaei et al. Enhanced sensitivity at higher-order exceptional points, Nature (2017). DOI: 10.1038/nature23280AbstractNon-Hermitian degeneracies, also known as exceptional points, have recently emerged as a new way to engineer the response of open physical systems, that is, those that interact with the environment. They correspond to points in parameter space at which the eigenvalues of the underlying system and the corresponding eigenvectors simultaneously coalesce1, 2, 3. In optics, the abrupt nature of the phase transitions that are encountered around exceptional points has been shown to lead to many intriguing phenomena, such as loss-induced transparency4, unidirectional invisibility5, 6, band merging7, 8, topological chirality9, 10 and laser mode selectivity11, 12. Recently, it has been shown that the bifurcation properties of second-order non-Hermitian degeneracies can provide a means of enhancing the sensitivity (frequency shifts) of resonant optical structures to external perturbations13. Of particular interest is the use of even higher-order exceptional points (greater than second order), which in principle could further amplify the effect of perturbations, leading to even greater sensitivity. Although a growing number of theoretical studies have been devoted to such higher-order degeneracies14, 15, 16, their experimental demonstration in the optical domain has so far remained elusive. Here we report the observation of higher-order exceptional points in a coupled cavity arrangement—specifically, a ternary, parity–time-symmetric photonic laser molecule—with a carefully tailored gain–loss distribution. We study the system in the spectral domain and find that the frequency response associated with this system follows a cube-root dependence on induced perturbations in the refractive index. Our work paves the way for utilizing non-Hermitian degeneracies in fields including photonics, optomechanics10, microwaves9 and atomic physics17, 18. Explore further
News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more For more information: www.nuance.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Using medical scribes to alleviate the time and documentation challenges of entering data in EHRs may come at a cost. In this survey, 95 percent of patients report they are completely honest with their physician today, but concerns over privacy topped the charts. Solutions that preserve the physician-patient relationship and enable providers to increase productivity while keeping their focus and eyes on the patient are likely to support a better patient experience.“Patient engagement is more than just the buzzword of the moment – it’s a key to unlocking a healthier population and fixing some of the widening cracks of the healthcare system,” said Nick van Terheyden, M.D., CMIO, Nuance. “As this survey shows, the relationship between physicians and their patients is paramount in truly achieving engagement with patients in ways that matter most to them.”According to this survey, more than a third of patients spend less than 10 minutes with their physician during an average visit. This leaves both patients and physicians tight on time – with 40 percent of patients feeling rushed during appointments.To help counter the limited time with their physicians, patients are seeking information and embracing technology outside of the doctor’s office to come to appointments prepared. Approximately 80 percent of patients feel engaged in their own health, while:68 percent of patients bring a list of questions to each doctor’s consult;39 percent have checked WebMD or another online source in advance; and20 percent bring personal health data from outside monitors. Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more March 31, 2015 — The physician-patient relationship still plays a primary role in the overall patient experience despite increasing use of technology, according to a survey conducted by Nuance Communications Inc. The 3,000-person survey — conducted in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany — found that 97 percent of people agreed with this sentiment.Nuance’s survey, “Healthcare from the Patient Perspective,” revealed the importance of physicians establishing a personal connection with patients through eye contact, a handshake, 1:1 conversation and privacy in the exam room. Technology is seen as an enhancement, and should play a supporting role.According to a 2013 RAND Corporation study, physicians believe technology challenges are to blame for most of their frustrations: Forty-three percent felt electronic health records (EHRs) slow them down and 36 percent reported EHRs interfere with face-to-face care. However, in Nuance’s study, virtually all patients report they are comfortable with their physician using technology during a consultation and 58 percent believe this technology positively impacts their overall experience especially when used collaboratively to educate or explain.“Physicians just don’t spend enough time with their patients nor do they look at their patients anymore. I hear that complaint from patients on a regular basis,” said Mark Michelman, M.D., MBA, vice president of medical affairs, BayCare Health System, Clearwater, Florida. “The electronic medical record and mandated regulatory documentation are requiring the physicians to spend much more time on the computer and allowing them less time to spend with their patients. This has a very negative effect on the patients who want the physician to spend more time with them and actually have eye contact with them, not with the computer.”At the heart of the visit, patients agree on the top things physicians cannot ignore when it comes to quality medical care:73 percent say “time for discussion;”66 percent say “verbal communication of specific recommendations;”The third-most important factor varies by regionPatients in Germany choose privacy in the exam room, while patients in the U.S. and UK value eye contact with physicians. 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Giant cross rises in Pakistan home to a Christian minorityGiant cross rises in Pakistan home to a Christian minority
In this photo taken on Monday, May 18, 2015, a Pakistani Christian couple look at large cross, under construction at a cemetery in Karachi, Pakistan. Towering over this violent port city in Pakistan, where Islamic militant attacks and gangland shootings remain common, is an uncommon sight in this Muslim-majority country: a 42-meter (140-foot) Christian cross. The cross, being built by a businessman who said the idea came to him in a dream, is rising as Christians in Pakistan often face discrimination. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil) New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Christians have faced mob violence in blasphemy cases, which often turn out to be false allegations over personal disputes. Under Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy laws, anyone accused of insulting Islam, the Prophet Muhammad or other religious Islamic figures can be sentenced to death.Christians also face extremist attacks. A Taliban suicide attack outside two churches in Lahore in March killed 15 people during services. In 2013, another Taliban suicide attack killed over 80 people at the All Saints Church in Peshawar.The persecution has forced some Christians to flee, though some remain, like businessman Parvez Henry Gill. Gill said he had a dream some two years ago in which God told him to do something for his community.“I want to show the world the Christian community in Pakistan has religious freedom,” he said.Gill said some people have criticized the cross, but “I leave that to God.”Likely to be completed in a few months, the cross stands at the entrance of a Christian cemetery in the center of Karachi. The cemetery, built under British rule, is nearly 200 years old and its administrators will take care of the cross once it’s constructed.The construction of the cross came as a surprise to many living around it, neighbor Adnan Ali said. But Bishop Sadiq Danial of Church of Pakistan, an Episcopal church, said he offered to demolish the cross if it becomes too divisive, though he doubted it would come to pass. Men’s health affects baby’s health too “We spread peace,” he said.___Associated Press writer Asif Shahzad in Islamabad contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Now towering over this violent port city in Pakistan, where Islamic militant attacks and gangland shootings remain common, is an uncommon sight in this Muslim-majority country: a 42-meter (140-foot) Christian cross.The cross, being built by a businessman who said the idea came to him in a dream, is rising as Christians here often face discrimination. A tiny minority of Pakistan’s 180 million people are Christians who eke out livings in menial jobs like garbage collection. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Top Stories Comments Share Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility
In the spirit of “freedom” and grand changes, G Adventures has introduced a new brand program, Local Living to offer travellers “authentic product and life-changing experiences”.As part of the Group’s new 2012 line-up unveiled this week, G Adventures New Zealand and Australia head honcho Pete Rawley explained the new tour style was designed based on feedback from the company’s travellers and meets growing demand from holiday-makers to blend into the visiting country. With up to 120 new trips introduced to the tour company’s 2012 portfolio, Local Living is available on G Adventure’s Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Patagonia and Guatemala trips and builds on the idea of a homestay vacation which sees travellers embedded into the local life by staying in one place and actively exploring the region.“We’re very pleased to introduce a range of innovations into our tour programme for 2012, featuring industry-leading experiences which very few or no other tour operators offer,” Mr Rawley said. The tour operator has also stretched its arm into the accommodation sector, introducing G Lodge Amazon, an environmentally stay located in Tambopata National Reserve in Peru.Verified by the Rainforest Alliance, the lodge is equipped to use solar heat, rechargeable flashlights, meals prepared by local ingrediants while offering comfort through its bungalows, private terraces, en suite bathrooms and 24-hour hot water.“The lodge allows travellers to extend their experience by allowing them to eat, sleep and dream within the park itself,” the company said in a statement.Earlier this year G Adventures announced it would also be making its way into North America for the first time in its 21 year history.Tours through the US include overland road trips, standard hotel touring as well as active escapes. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
Demand New Home Prices New Home Sales Trulia 2014-05-06 Tory Barringer If price were no object, approximately two in five Americans say they would choose a newly built home over an existing model, demonstrating there is still some interest in a challenged segment of the market.In a survey of more than 2,000 adults, Trulia found an estimated 41 percent “would strongly or somewhat prefer” to buy a new single-family home over an existing one, assuming the prices were equal. Just more than one in five respondents—21 percent—said they would prefer an existing home, while 38 percent expressed no preference.Of course, while the survey set prices on a level field to gauge interest, that’s very rarely the case, as Trulia points out. According to the company’s calculations, new homes built in 2013 or 2014 tend to be priced 20 percent higher than older homes of comparable size and location—a price fewer than half of the “new home” crowd say they’re willing to pay.“Most people who say they strongly prefer a new home aren’t willing to pay the premium,” said Trulia chief economist Jed Kolko, adding that many parts of the country are still dragging in single-family construction. “Still, as the housing market recovers, new homes will be a growing share of the national market.”Whether that forecast plays out remains to be seen, though the latest data from March—in which sales of new homes fell 14.5 percent month-over-month, partly from lack of inventory in some areas—is discouraging.For home shoppers willing to dish out for the added cost, Texas and the Carolinas are the best places are the top spots to search. Using Census permit data from 2013 and adjusting for market size, Raleigh, North Carolina, rules as the top housing market for single-family construction, with Houston, Texas; Charleston, South Carolina; Austin, Texas; and Charlotte, North Carolina-South Carolina following.On the other hand, homebuilding remains weak in some of the country’s biggest cities, including New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, where the majority of new construction is on the multi-unit side.Asked about their reasons for preferring the new over the old, 59 percent of Americans said they want their home to come pre-equipped with modern features, including bigger closets, a kitchen island, and walls pre-wired for flat-screen televisions, among other amenities.The second most commonly cited reason for wanting a new home was the ability to customize it in the construction stage (56 percent), followed closely by respondents’ desire to avoid costs of maintenance and repairs.And those who would take an existing home over a new one? Said Kolko, “Fewer people prefer existing homes, but those who do point to traditional features and living in a more established neighborhood. For many people, the best of all worlds might be a newly built home in an older neighborhood.” in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Headlines, News Homebuyers Prefer New Homes (But Not New Prices) May 6, 2014 492 Views Share
The Cardinals hope Arians’ teachings rubbed off on Leftwich. The early returns looked promising in a 18-15 win over the San Francisco 49ers heading into the bye with running back David Johnson tallying 100 yards from scrimmage and Fitzgerald breaking out for the first time in 2018, catching eight balls for 102 yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion.Leftwich has had two weeks since his midseason debut as offensive coordinator to tweak the offense to his liking.He’s been careful to balance any changes with keeping his players in a comfortable spot.“I’ll be the guy that’s suffering right now until we can get it all — don’t let the team suffer,” he said. “Just put these guys in position. I’ll be fine. I’ve had time to get certain things the way I would like it. There’s still a lot more (to do). I just can’t go cold-turkey on these guys and just completely switch up.”Asked what Arians texted Leftwich after the offensive coordinator’s team scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns for a rally and win over San Francisco two weeks ago, Leftwich smiled.“Can’t say it on TV. He hasn’t changed from that standpoint, guys,” Leftwich said. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The former coach’s ghostliness has been hanging around the walls of Arizona’s Tempe training facility since he retired following the end of 2017.Well, if ghosts could text.“He texted me as soon as he knew he had the game,” said Cardinals offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, who is set to call his second game in front of the man he credits for bringing him into the coaching ranks two seasons ago.Related LinksWeek 10 NFL injury report: Arizona Cardinals at Kansas City ChiefsPFF grades Cardinals’ Josh Rosen 27th among starting quarterbacksBehind Enemy Lines: Cardinals prep for Chiefs’ offensive buzzsawRosen has task of keeping Cardinals on pace with Mahomes-led Chiefs“We talk all the time. It’ll be good to see him — I haven’t seen him in a while. It’d be good to give him a hug, just to see him and talk to him in person.”Larry Fitzgerald is of course another key figure who — even if he’s not thinking about it — can cross a milestone in front of Arians Sunday against the Chiefs.He’s 33 receiving yards away from surpassing Terrell Owens’ 15,934 career yards for second on the NFL’s all-time list.“I talk to him at least once a week,” Fitzgerald said of Arians. “Obviously when you’ve done what he did here, 50 wins over five years, he developed some strong relationships with guys and, you know, he was great to work for.” Top Stories (AP Photos) NOT LETTING IT GOThe Cardinals have let Patrick Peterson’s trade request heading into the San Francisco game go.Word leaked of the star cornerback’s push to find a way out of Arizona before the trade deadline on the Monday before a Week 8 battle, but Peterson released a statement two days later to reaffirm his commitment to the team.It’s clear Peterson’s teammates have accepted him with open arms since the chaotic week, and it’s shown by how they’ve treated him.After Peterson interrupted Fitzgerald’s media scrum on Thursday, the receiver finished answering a question and then fired back at his teammate and golf partner.“Pat, what’d you say? You wanted to be traded? I didn’t hear what you said over there,” Fitzgerald yelled. “Oh, OK, I thought that’s what I heard. It’s not Tuesday though.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling TEMPE, Ariz. — Quarterback Josh Rosen spent the bye week celebrating Halloween for the first time he can remember.This weekend in Arizona’s visit to Kansas City, the rookie quarterback will get to meet a man he dubbed two weeks ago as a “ghostly legend.” Rosen will meet the living, breathing and, quite possibly, cursing coach in person during production meetings.Arians will call the Cardinals-Chiefs game for CBS on Sunday, and it’ll be his first time sitting down to watch his former team live since retiring since the end of last season. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 7 Comments Share
Go back to the e-newsletter >After its maiden voyage through the Seychelles, Crystal Yacht Cruises’ Crystal Esprit will spend the spring, summer and Autumn of 2016 cruising the Adriatic Coast’s most coveted locales. Each of the seven-day voyages aboard the 62-guest yacht can be combined with the following to create expanded vacations without repeating ports. From the end of March through October of 2016, more than 30 itineraries will cruise to destinations, many of which are only accessible by smaller vessels.“Crystal Esprit’s Mediterranean and Adriatic Coast voyages reflect the yacht itself – sailing in a region that has long been beloved by Crystal guests and travelers the world over, but also exploring destinations in an entirely new way,” says Crystal president and CEO, Edie Rodriguez. “These itineraries perfectly blend some of Western Europe’s most famously bustling cities with other, more remote and quaint spots.”Piran, Slovenia: Set at the very tip of the Slovenian peninsula, Crystal guests can enjoy the bounty of natural adventures and meandering walkways between seafood restaurants.Kotor, Montenegro: A tradition-rich town that blends imposing walled fortresses with welcoming piazzas. Set at the base of a dramatically sloped mountain, Kotor is loved by history buffs and travellers with a taste for striking architecture and rich cuisine. The spectacular Kotor Fjord that surrounds the destination is, in itself, a “must see” for travellers.Limassol, Cyprus: Truly a playground for virtually every type of traveller, with its storied past (look for Byzantine castles, Venetian walls and conflicting Greek and Turkish influences); outdoor escapes (with rugged landscapes that beckon hikers and explorers and waters that scuba divers find irresistible); and a vast menu of foods that reflect the many cultural influences on the island.Kaş, Turkey: Where divers will find more than exotic sea life, but also centuries-old shipwrecks to explore in the famously inviting waters. Besides the plethora of outdoor adventures for which Kaş is ideal, the town is also populated with ancient walls, theatres and rock tombs that help tell its fabled history.All-inclusive cruise fares for Crystal Esprit’s Mediterranean/Adriatic Coast voyages start at $3,920 when booked by 30 October.Go back to the e-newsletter >
EU calls on Cyprus to transpose outstanding directivesEU calls on Cyprus to transpose outstanding directives
The European Commission called on Cyprus on Thursday to take steps to adopt measures and directives concerning among others the automatic exchange of tax rulings between EU authorities.In total, Cyprus received five reasoned opinions, giving it two months to fulfil its obligations to transpose measures on marketing standards for certain milk products, the rules on radio equipment, the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive, the new transparency rules for the exchange of tax rulings and to implement the Directive on antitrust damages actions.The Commission can start an infringement procedure against a member-state to make it comply with EU law.Reasoned opinions are the second stage of the infringements procedure, before the cases are referred to the Court of Justice, whose judgment is binding. In the first stage of the procedure, the Commission sends the member-state a letter of formal notice inviting it to submit its observations within two months. If the member-state fails to respond or it its observations fail to persuade the Commission, the latter may issue a reasoned opinion, providing an additional two-month period to comply.The five reasoned letters Cyprus received, are part of the Commission’s monthly package of infringement decisions.According to the latest annual report on monitoring the application of EU law, Cyprus, along with Belgium topped last year the list of member-states that delay in giving force to directives.“Failure to correctly apply EU law denies citizens and businesses the rights and the benefits they enjoy under European law,” the report said. It added that it was crucial that member states transpose European directives into their national legal order within the deadlines they committed to.At the end of 2016 Cyprus had 68 infringement cases open, 48 of which concern late transposition and the rest concern incorrect transposition and/or bad application of EU laws. In 2015 Cyprus had 47 infringement cases open, and 41 in 2014.The late transposition infringement cases against Cyprus concern the following policy areas: financial stability, financial services and capital, health and food safety, internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and other areas concerning migration and home affairs, employment, and communication networks.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
Hotels have been built on 133 Greek Cypriot plots in northHotels have been built on 133 Greek Cypriot plots in north
After the 1974 Turkish invasion, hotels were built on 133 plots of land belonging to Greek Cypriots, according to Ayfer Erkmen, the chairman of the immovable property commission (IPC) in the north, Turkish Cypriot media reported on Wednesday.During the same period, 33 hotels were built on Turkish Cypriot land, Star Kibris reported.The IPC was set up a ‘domestic remedy’ to resolve cases involving Greek Cypriots claiming their property through the European Court of Human Rights but has proven to be largely ineffective even though a number of people have been given their property back or been compensated.Of the 133 hotels, Erkmen said: “The users should purchase the land of these hotels the soonest. An investment was made here. These investors must become owners of the property through the IPC.”Asked about Nikolas Skourides, a Greek Cypriot from Lapithos who has been given back his land and is attempting to build a house despite a number of obstacles, Erkmen said: “Our 67/2005 law says return, exchange and compensation. This is a 78-year-old man. He said he was born in Larnakas tis Lapithou and wants to die there. We investigated, we asked our security forces. We were told that there is no problem.”Erkmen said the IPC could not always compensate – it has run out of money – “we must give restitution as well”.“Some very wrong things are being said. It is even alleged that this man will blow up the village. There is no such thing. One person will come and live among one thousand persons. Moreover, he will do this with our laws and we are afraid of this?” he added.Referring to the work of the IPC, Erkmen said 201 cases had been concluded but payments had been halted, 11 property restitutions had been granted, three of which were full returns. There were also partial returns, and seven cases to be given restitution in full after a solution.Erkmen said the IPC has put some proposals to Turkey to strengthen it such as taxing those using Greek Cypriot properties to help fund the IPC. You May LikeHousediverThis Simple Eating Trick Can Help Unblock ArteriesHousediverUndoDirectExposeYou Should Check Your Basement As Well! Family Wanted To Remodel Their Basement But Instead Made A Huge DiscoveryDirectExposeUndoyourselectednews.comDiscover the amazing benefits of eating watermelonyourselectednews.comUndo Licences for ENI and Total to explore block sevenUndoNew York state decriminalizes pot, stops short of Cuomo’s legalisation callUndoData is the new oil so watch out for mass mining – Netflix filmUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
Rep Runestad sponsors event giving foster kids a chance to tell theirRep Runestad sponsors event giving foster kids a chance to tell their
Categories: Runestad News,Runestad Photos 27Jan Rep. Runestad sponsors event giving foster kids a chance to tell their story State Rep. Jim Runestad helped sponsor Oakland County’s second annual KidSpeak event in Pontiac on Monday, Jan. 26. The event gives a voice to area youth in the foster care system.Rep. Jim Runestad, far right attended the second annual KidSpeak event in Oakland County on Monday, Jan. 26 with from left: Rep. Jim Tedder, R-Clarkston with Sheila Brown, Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative, DHS; Khadija Fobbs, Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative, DHS; Rep. Leslie Love, D-Detroit; Cherish Thomas, former foster youth/youth speaker; Sen. Dave Robertson, R-Grand Blanc.“As a foster parent, I have seen what these kids go through and I am honored to help give them an opportunity to share their experiences,” said Runestad, R-White Lake Township. “The best way to improve the foster care system is to hear from the people who know it the best-the kids who spent years moving through it. As I begin my time in the Legislature, my goal is to take what these kids say to heart and try and work on policy that will improve what is a difficult time in these kids’ lives.”KidSpeak is a signature event organized by the Voices for Michigan’s Children. Youth speakers provide testimony about their experiences, concerns and successes as they navigate their movement into adulthood. The event also gave state and local officials the opportunity to learn from the youth impacted by the foster care system, so that their decisions could lead to stronger, more efficient and more effective policy and practices.
Pettalia MEDC working together for the City of AlpenaPettalia MEDC working together for the City of Alpena
Community incentive to help develop new downtown hotelState Rep. Peter Pettalia is working with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to help bring new economic opportunities to the City of Alpena to construct a 90-room, four-story hotel on a vacant lot downtown.“This new development will be a beneficial asset in our community,” said Pettalia, R-Presque Isle. “Building a new hotel will not only promote tourism in our beautiful northeast region of Michigan, but it will also generate a great deal of commerce for local businesses that employ our friends, family and neighbors.”More than $1.2 million is being sought through the Alpena Authority for Brownfield Redevelopment to prepare the site and improve existing infrastructure. The MEDC projects the proposal will generate a total capital investment of $8 million and create 15 full-time jobs.“Support from organizations like the MEDC is tremendously helpful,” Pettalia said. “It’s participation can help us create jobs, reinvest in our local communities and create a healthier Michigan economy for ourselves and future Michiganders.”The MEDC regularly aids local community development projects such as this, advocating for business growth, career creation and opportunities to foster Michigan’s economic improvement. Categories: News 28Jan Pettalia, MEDC working together for the City of Alpena
Rep Hank Vaupel announces reoccurring office hours scheduleRep Hank Vaupel announces reoccurring office hours schedule
State Rep. Hank Vaupel today announced that office hours will now take place on the third Friday of every month at the following times and locations:Gregory: 1 to 2 p.m. at Alma’s Sweets and Eats, located at 144 Main St.Fowlerville: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fowlerville Farms, located at 941 S. Grand Ave.Hartland: 4 to 5 p.m. at Kahuna Coffee located at 1836 Old U.S. Highway 23Howell: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at All Star Coney Island located at 934 S. Michigan Ave.This month’s meeting will be held on Sept. 18. Rep. Vaupel says all residents are welcome and no appointments are necessary.“It’s great for me to get some face time with people across our community,” he said. “I welcome all questions, concerns and ideas that anyone might have.”Those who would like to ask questions or share ideas, but are unable to attend office hours, are invited to contact his office by phone at 517-373-8835 or by email at HankVaupel@house.mi.gov.### Categories: Vaupel News 27Aug Rep. Hank Vaupel announces reoccurring office hours schedule
MSF approves incentive for business expansion in Comstock TownshipMSF approves incentive for business expansion in Comstock Township
14Dec MSF approves incentive for business expansion in Comstock Township Categories: Maturen News Rep. Maturen: Sigma Machine investing $27.8 million, creating 58 jobsState Rep. David Maturen today announced the Michigan Strategic Fund’s approval of an incentive to support a business expansion project in Comstock Township that will create jobs.Sigma Machine Inc., a family-owned business specializing in aluminum and stainless steel machining, plans to expand its current facility in Comstock Township, investing $27.8 million and creating 58 jobs. As a result, the company has been awarded a $350,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.“I’m pleased to hear that Sigma Machine has chosen to expand and make such a significant investment here in Kalamazoo County rather than moving out of state,” said Rep. Maturen, R-Vicksburg. “The business development grant program gives Michigan a competitive advantage over other states, and paved the way for new, sustainable jobs in our community.”###