Darshan Kang vows to fight sexual harassment allegation at all costs

first_imgOTTAWA – Liberal MP Darshan Kang is vehemently denying allegations that he repeatedly sexually harassed a young female staffer in his Calgary constituency office and is vowing to defend his reputation “at all costs.”Kang issued a statement Tuesday proclaiming his innocence even as a damning new allegation surfaced that he tried to buy the woman’s silence and the NDP demanded that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau immediately suspend the Calgary MP from the Liberal caucus until an investigation is completed.For the second consecutive day, Trudeau refused to comment on the matter, saying only that it’s being handled through a recently created independent process for resolving such misconduct complaints and that he’ll let the process “unfold as it should.”But Kang’s vow to exhaust all efforts to defend himself suggests that process could drag on for weeks or even months.Under a process adopted by the House of Commons in December 2014, when there is no mediated resolution to a harassment complaint, an external investigator is hired to review the facts and interview the complainant, the respondent and any witnesses before determining whether the complaint is partially or fully substantiated, not substantiated or frivolous.Either the complainant or the respondent can appeal if they’re unsatisfied with the investigator’s final report, requiring an appeal panel to be appointed consisting of one member chosen by the complainant, one by the respondent and an external expert.There is no time limit on either the investigation or the appeal.According to Kang’s statement, the allegations against him are currently the subject of “an open, ongoing investigation.” He left little doubt he’ll appeal should the investigator rule against him.“Since the allegations of sexual harassment were levelled against me I have been under a tremendous amount of stress and subsequently I was placed on medical leave,” Kang said.“While I cannot comment directly on an open, ongoing investigation, I continue to proclaim my innocence and will defend my reputation at all costs.”Sheila Malcolmson, the New Democrat critic for women’s issues, called on Trudeau to immediately suspend Kang from the Liberal caucus — as he did with former Liberal MPs Scott Andrews and Massimo Pacetti when they were accused in 2014 of sexually harassing two female New Democrat MPs.“I am at a loss as to why he has refused to take similar action in response to these allegations,” she said in a statement, adding that Trudeau’s silence on Kang is at odds with his professed “zero tolerance” approach to sexual harassment.“That is not the leadership of a feminist prime minister.”However, the independent process Trudeau is now relying on to sort out the Kang case did not exist when the accusations of sexual harassment were levelled against Andrews and Pacetti.In the absence of a process, and fearing the NDP would accuse him of covering up the allegations if he did not act immediately, Trudeau suspended the pair while an outside lawyer was brought in to investigate. After four months, Andrews and Pacetti voluntarily resigned permanently from the Liberal caucus, jumping before they were pushed.Trudeau faced considerable criticism of his handling of the matter, particularly over his decision to bounce the pair from caucus, leaving their reputations in tatters, before the allegations against them had even been investigated.That experience likely accounts for Trudeau’s apparent relief that he can consign the Kang case to the independent process and keep his own hands clean.“Over the past two years, we have developed here in Parliament a strong series of processes to deal with harassment allegations and complaints of this type and we are pleased that there is a process in place where there hasn’t been in previous years,” he said Tuesday.The Toronto Star reported Tuesday that Kang allegedly offered the staffer as much as $100,000 if she didn’t tell her parents about the harassment. The Star cited the woman’s father, who was not named, alleging that Kang repeatedly harassed his daughter over a period of four or five years.Among the father’s accusations: Kang gave his daughter unwanted hugs, stroked or held her hand, once took her to an apartment where he tried to remove her jacket and followed her the next day to her hotel and tried to get into her room to talk.last_img read more

Closing Bell TSX closes little changed after modest gain traders look to

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed little changed Monday as traders looked for direction following volatile trading last week.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 13,794.18 +7.68 0.06%S&P 500 — 1,799.84 +2.82 0.16%Dow — 15,801.79 +7.71 0.05%Nasdaq — 4,148.17 +22.31 0.54%The S&P/TSX composite index edged up 7.68 points to 13,794.18, as traders also took in acquisition activity over the weekend while the Canadian dollar fell 0.13 of a cent to 90.46 cents US.U.S. indexes generally eked out minor gains as the Dow Jones industrials rose 7.71 points to 15,801.79, the Nasdaq was ahead 22.31 points to 4,148.17 and the S&P 500 climbed 2.82 points to 1,799.84. The TSX and the Dow both advanced about 0.6% last week as the U.S. unemployment rate dipped to 6.6% from 6.7% — the lowest rate since the global financial crisis hit in late 2008 — even as labour force participation increased.But on the way to that gain, markets were volatile amid discouraging manufacturing data from the U.S. and China. There was also nervousness about the problems some emerging markets are having in adapting to a world no longer awash in cheap money courtesy of stimulus from the Federal Reserve.“We’re lacking a bit of direction,” said Craig Fehr, Canadian markets specialist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.“The data will, in fits and starts, provide some of that direction but we had the big decline (early) last week, we had a rally and got everything condensed into a couple of trading days and now the market is taking a step back.”Analysts thought Friday’s jobs data was strong enough to allow the Fed to continue reducing its bond purchases. It has already cut its purchase to $65 billion a month, down $20 billion, and analysts generally expect the Fed to continue to taper at $10 billion a meeting.Despite that expectation, investors are also looking ahead to comments from the new Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen, before the U.S. Congress on Tuesday for any hint at a change in policy.The TSX gold sector ran ahead about 3.33% in advance of earnings from several major miners this week while April gold rose $11.80 to US$1,274.70 an ounce.Yamana Gold (TSX:YRI) shares climbed 67 cents, or 6.63%, to C$10.78 as it said it expects its combined gold and silver output this year will be 16% above 2013’s level, while its cash costs per ounce remain relatively stable.The base metals sector was up 0.16% with March copper down one cent at US$3.22 a pound.The energy sector was the leading decliner, down 0.62% even as March crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange edged 18 cents higher to US$100.06 a barrel, its highest close this year.On the corporate front, International Forest Products Ltd. (TSX:IFP.A) shares jumped 10.92% to C$16.86 as the Vancouver-based company moved to acquire a Georgia lumber business in a US$180-million deal with Ilim Timber Continental SA.HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM) is out to acquire all the shares of Augusta Resources Corp. (TSX:AZC) that it doesn’t already own in a cash and stock deal worth about some $540 million. August’s prime asset is its Rosemont copper deposit in Arizona.HudBay is offering 0.315 of a share for each Augusta share. HudBay stock fell 57 cents to C$8.83 on Monday, while Augusta shares rocketed more than 27%, or 69 cents, to $3.20, well above the implied price of $2.96 a share when the offer was made.TOP STORIES WHAT’S ON DECK TUESDAYCanada’s Federal Budget at 4 p.m. Janet Yellen makes her first public remarks as Fed chair when she updates the U.S. Congress on the economic outlook and monetary policy at 8:30 a.m. ECONOMIC NEWSUNITED STATES10 a.m.Wholesale trade: Economists expect 0.7% rise CORPORATE NEWSUNITED STATESIntercontinentalExchange, Inc. Q4 earnings: Analysts expect US$2.01 a share Marsh & McLennan Companies Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 56¢ a share The Mosaic Company Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 44¢ a share CANADAAbsolute Software Corporation Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 3¢ a share CAE Inc Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 17¢ a share Cineplex Inc Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 47¢ a share Enbridge Income Fund Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 38¢ a share read more

UN atomic watchdog renews call to Iran for transparency on nuclear activities

In a report on a meeting yesterday in Washington between the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohamed ElBaradei, and United States President George W. Bush on issues of nuclear non-proliferation, an agency news release highlighted its chief’s comments to reporters on Iran.”My answer is that the jury is still out,” Mr. ElBaradei said in his briefing on the status of Iran’s nuclear programme. “We would like to continue to work hard on inspecting Iran before we come to a conclusion. We expect full cooperation, full transparency by Iran, if Iran wants to prove that its programme is for peaceful purposes.”He has previously said the IAEA has no proof that Iran’s activities are linked to a nuclear weapons programme and Tehran has consistently denied any such intention.The Agency’s Board of Governors meeting in Vienna last week adopted a resolution voicing “serious concern” over Iran’s omissions in its reports, specifically mentioning a more advanced centrifuge design than previously declared as well as two mass spectrometers used in a laser enrichment programme.It called on Iran to resolve these and all other outstanding issues, while Mr. ElBaradei was asked to report on the matter before the end of May so that the Board may consider his findings at its June session. read more

Palestinians fleeing Baghdad remain stranded on IraqiSyrian border UN says

“We are continuing our demarches with the Syrian government to allow the Palestinians entry into Syria, but have so far been unsuccessful,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told a news briefing in Geneva today.The 186 Palestinians fled Baghdad for the Tanf border checkpoint after Syria earlier this month accepted a first group of 287 Palestinians, most of whom had been stranded for two months at the Iraqi-Jordanian border. More Palestinians are reportedly still on the Iraqi side of the border also hoping for entry into Syria.UNHCR has provided all those in no-man’s land with aid items, food, water, and milk for the children. More than 60 tents and several mobile toilets have been put up. One woman who was about to give birth was allowed into Syria so that she could deliver her baby in Damascus. At the border, the Syrian Red Crescent is providing medical help.The Palestinians who were transported from the Iraqi-Jordanian border to the UNHCR-run El Hol refugee camp earlier this month are doing well and UNHCR has re-opened a day-care centre there for small children and employed a doctor to provide medical care, Ms. Pagomis said. The security situation for the estimated 24,000 Palestinians still living in Baghdad, seems to have improved a bit in recent weeks, she added. But people are still leaving as the general violence in Iraq continues. read more

Icebreaker sets mark for earliest Northwest Passage transit

NUUK, Greenland – After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometres (6,214 miles), the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage.The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change. Sea ice that foiled famous explorers and blocked the passage to all but the hardiest ships has slowly been melting away in one of the most visible effects of man-made global warming.Records kept by Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans show that the previous earliest passage of the season happened in 2008, when the Canadian Coast Guard ship Louis L. St-Laurent left St. John’s in Newfoundland on July 5 and arrived in the Beaufort Sea off Point Barrow on July 30.The Nordica, with a team of researchers and Associated Press journalists on board, completed a longer transit in less time — albeit in the opposite direction — setting off from Vancouver on July 5 and reaching Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, on July 29.While the icebreaker encountered Chinese cargo vessels, Alaskan fishing boats and a German cruise ship in the Pacific, upon entering the Canadian Archipelago, the Nordica travelled alone. Radar indicated the presence of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Sherman near Point Barrow; along the coast an occasional collection of houses revealed evidence of human settlement in the far north.For the most part, the ship’s only companions were Arctic sea birds, seals and the occasional whale, until two-thirds of the way through the voyage, as Nordica was plowing through sea ice in Victoria Strait, a crew member sighted a polar bear.These animals have come to symbolize the threat posed to Arctic wildlife by climate change because the sea ice they depend on for hunting is disappearing a bit more each year. Scientists predict the Northwest Passage will be largely ice free in the summer by 2050 if current levels of warming continue.For now, the passage remains a challenge for conventional ships and efforts are being made to prevent frozen waterways that the local Inuit population depends on for travel from being opened up. Yet tourism and other forms of economic development are already under way.As Nordica sailed through Baffin Bay, the far corner of the North Atlantic that separates Canada and Greenland, it passed cargo ships lining up in the distance. They were preparing to pick up iron ore from a mine on Baffin Island that’s expected to operate for decades to come.On July 26, 1845, an expedition to find the Northwest Passage led by British explorer John Franklin was last sighted off Baffin Island. The expedition never made it. Trapped by sea ice, Franklin and his men perished from cold, illness and starvation. Their two ships were found in 2014 and 2016, not far from where Nordica sighted its first polar bear.___Follow the team of AP journalists who travelled through the Arctic Circle’s fabled Northwest Passage. You can find their posts here: https://www.apnews.com/tag/NewArctic FILE – In this July 16, 2017 file photo, Chief engineer Jukka-Pekka Silander watches from the bow of the the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica as it sails into floating sea ice on the Beaufort Sea off the coast of Alaska while traversing the Arctic’s Northwest Passage. After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles), the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change. Sea ice that foiled famous explorers and blocked the passage to all but the hardiest ships has slowly been melting away in one of the most visible effects of man-made global warming. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) Icebreaker sets mark for earliest Northwest Passage transit by Frank Jordans, The Associated Press Posted Jul 29, 2017 6:56 am MDT Last Updated Jul 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UN honours work of three Iraqi women journalists

Three Iraqi women journalists have been selected as the winners of a United Nations contest which seeks to highlight the everyday challenges faced by women living in the Middle Eastern country.The stories submitted by Suha Audah, Enas Jabbar and Shatha al-Shabibi were selected by an independent panel for their depiction of women’s situation in Iraq. Suha Audah’s article describes the pressure of traditional values on women practicing sports in Mosul, Enas Jabbar relates the suffering of women subjected to abduction and Shatha al-Shabibi addresses the sensitive issue of honour crimes, widespread in traditional Iraqi society.“The selection was difficult since the quality of the articles received was high; most stories portrayed brilliantly the challenges faced by women in Iraq,” said the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs, Gyorgy Busztin, who was a member of the jury.The three winners received their prizes during a special ceremony organized at the UN Compound on 1 May, as part of a roundtable discussion on women and media to mark World Press Freedom Day. Ms. Audah, a freelance journalist from Mosul, highlighted the importance of such awards for Iraqi women journalists who are facing several difficulties in their daily work. “Women should be able to impose themselves,” she said. “However, when I claim women’s rights, some people label me as sexist.”The winning stories were anonymously selected by an independent panel composed of Mr. Busztin, the head of the Public Information Office (PIO), Eliana Nabaa, the Senior Political Advisor to UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) and former journalist Hussain Hindawi and the representative for the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women, Frances Guy. read more

Two men die and a third seriously injured after crane collapses on

first_imgTwo men have died after a crane collapsed on a building site in Crewe, police said.Another man, believed to be the crane driver, was taken to Royal Stoke Hospital with serious injuries, which Cheshire Police said were not thought to be life threatening. The occupants of a house damaged by the falling crane were not injured.Chief Superintendent Matt Welsted said: “This is a truly tragic incident, and our deepest condolences go out to the families affected at this extremely difficult time.”This is a multi-agency operation and we are working closely with the Health and Safety Executive, Local Authority, and Building Control to establish the full circumstances of the incident, however I would like to reassure members of the public that nobody else is at risk.”A residential property has been damaged as a result of the incident, the occupants were not injured and were checked over by medical professionals. They have since been relocated while the investigation continues.”The bodies of those who have sadly lost their lives will shortly be recovered from the scene. I would ask that anybody who may have any footage of the scene, to please respect the families of those involved.”Any footage that you believe could help officers with their inquiries, please send to our public contact email to allow us to effectively investigate the incident.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service said its crews had released one casualty, a man believed to be the crane driver, who was taken to hospital by air ambulance following the incident on Wednesday afternoon.In a statement, Cheshire Police said: “At 4.30pm on Wednesday, police were called to a newbuild site near Morrisons in Dunwoody Way in Crewe following reports of a collapsed crane.”The crane collapsed trapping three people underneath. Emergency services are working at the scene. One man has been airlifted to hospital with unconfirmed injuries.”Dunwoody Way is closed at its junction of West Street near to Morrisons. The Health and Safety Executive have been informed.”Firefighters were still at the scene on Wednesday evening and a building inspector had been asked to attend.last_img read more

Police should stop and search suspects irrespective of race says Sajid Javid

Responding to London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s suggestion it will take 10 years to tackle knife crime, he said: “Yes it is [too long], course, we don’t have 10 years. We don’t have 10 months. There needs to be immediate action. But where the Mayor is right is… some of the longer-term interventions; by definition, if you’re trying to take children away from a life of crime, trying to deal with the challenges they have in their lives, that will take time. That early intervention is also something that should happen.” Mr Javid told The Daily Telegraph last week that he was looking to strengthen police powers to stop and search suspects. He said: “With stop and search I want to make sure it is easier for police to be able to use it and reduce the bureaucracy around it. My aim is to make police officers much more confident in using stop and search.”Some senior officers from the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) want a lowering of the level of suspicion an officer needs against a suspect to use the power. They want to scrap the requirement that “reasonable grounds” are needed before a person can be subjected to a search.But Home Office and Downing Street officials made clear yesterday there will be no blanket lifting of the requirement that police should have “reasonable grounds” for a stop and search of a suspect, a qualification introduced by Mr Javid’s predecessor Theresa May. Five hundred knives, 11 firearms and 50 offensive weapons were recovered during an Operation Sceptre week of action in LondonCredit:Met police/Met police Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick denied police have not lost control of knife crime in London.She said: “No we haven’t. It’s really challenging. We are doing everything we can to protect the young people, to divert them away from crime, of course to investigate the crimes when they’ve happened. To try and get everybody involved in the fight against knife crime.”Speaking of police cuts and its impact she said: “I think there must be some sort of link – online crime, child sexual exploitation, rape, various offences have either been going up, or the expectations on us have been going up. At the same time as officers going down, demand going up, emergency calls from the public going up – that is a very strained system.” He added: “I was brought up on a street in Bristol that one newspaper later described as the most dangerous street in Britain. I know what it’s like to live in an area that has lots of crime. Even when I was a youngster I helped get a friend out of a gang. I know what crime is like if you live in a community. I’ve come from there, I understand it. That’s my mission. My message, as a parent first of all, and I know from speaking to other parents just how important this issue is, I’m absolutely committed to this and I will do everything in my power to make a difference.” TELEMMGLPICT000172289229.jpeg TELEMMGLPICT000133180273.jpeg Sadiq Khan, London mayor, warned it could take 10 years to solve knife crimeCredit:BBZ The powers could also be extended to searching for acid, drones and laser pointers which are currently excluded and which senior officers want included.Police minister Nick Hurd  told MPs yesterday the Government had no plans to change the requirement that reasonable grounds for suspicion are needed before a routine stop and search is carried out.”We are, however, working with the police to see how we can reduce bureaucracy and increase efficiency in the use of stop and search. The Home Secretary has been clear that that is something we are looking at, and that he will say more on this in due course,” he said.Mr Javid also admitted extra police were needed on the streets: “I think actually police numbers have to be an important part of the solution. Let’s not pretend that it’s not.“There has been a big increase in police funding in the last three years. There was a big increase last year. That said, I’m the first to admit, we need to take a fresh look at that and make sure that police – not just in London, but across the country – have the resources that they need.”Asked if that includes telling police officers to increase stop and search, he said: “I’m saying, if you’re a police officer, you should feel absolutely confident to use your powers of stop and search.” However, it is thought ministers will encourage police to extend use of section 60 powers where a senior officer can suspend the requirement in targeted areas or circumstances. Police also want the process to be speeded up without having to spend time logging stop and search forms. Of the fact that more than £400m has been assigned by the government to fix potholes, she said: “They have to make hard decisions. I think there is a good case for the police to have more resources. I know exactly how I would use extra resources to target violent criminals, to bring drug dealers to justice, to be more present on the street at the time when the schools and colleges are coming out.” “If the police think that there’s good reason that they may be carrying an offensive weapon, the police should be absolutely empowered to stop them. That’s what I want to see, that’s what the public wants to see.“I want the governments at all public agencies to look at it as a disease and say, ‘How do we eradicate this disease?’” Police should feel empowered to stop and search suspects irrespective of whether they are black, brown or white in efforts to combat the “disease” of knife crime, Sajid Javid said yesterday.The Home Secretary is expected to announce enhanced stop and search powers for police within the next few weeks following a surge in violence that has seen 199 deaths in London alone this year.Backing increased use of stop and search, he said: “I’m saying, if you’re a police officer, you should feel absolutely confident to use your powers of stop and search.”Despite complaints from critics that ethnic minorities are more likely to be stopped, he said: “If we want to stop offending in the first place, we should put ethnicity aside. It doesn’t matter if someone is black, or brown, or white or whatever they are. 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China gives Japan severe reprimand over PMs war shrine visit

first_imgCHINA SUMMONED TOKYO’S ambassador yesterday and delivered a “strong protest and severe reprimand” over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the flashpoint Yasukuni shrine, the foreign ministry said.Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the move – the first such visit by an incumbent Japanese prime minister since 2006 – was “a flagrant provocation against international justice and treads arbitrarily on humanity’s conscience”, according to a ministry statement on its website.Sino-Japanese relations were “already grim”, it said, adding: “It’s absolutely intolerable for the Chinese side.”Tensions between the two were already high over disputed islands in the East China Sea.People watch a TV news program on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s war shrine visit, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: Ahn Young-joon/AP/Press Association Images)The Japanese embassy in Beijing said a meeting between Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong and visiting Japanese lawmakers had been cancelled.Yasukuni is believed to be the repository of around 2.5 million souls of Japan’s war dead, most of them common soldiers but also including 14 high-level officials indicted for war crimes after World War II.“The essence of Japanese leaders’ visits to the Yasukuni shrine is to beautify Japan’s history of militaristic aggression and colonial rule,” foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang said in a statement immediately after Abe’s action.Abe was “brutally trampling on the feelings of the Chinese people and those of other victimised Asian countries”, he added.China’s ruling Communist Party seeks to bolster its public support by tapping into deep-seated resentment of Japan for its brutal invasion of the country in the 1930s.Before and during World War II Japanese forces swept through much of east Asia, and their treatment of both civilians and prisoners of war was often appalling.According to estimates by Chinese government researchers, China lost 20.6 million people directly from the war.The 1937 Nanjing Massacre was one of the worst atrocities. Qin told reporters at a regular briefing that if Abe genuinely wanted to improve relations between Tokyo and its neighbours, “he should go to the memorial for the Nanjing Massacre rather than to Yasukuni shrine”.Even now the two countries’ history is a key element of the backdrop to their bitter dispute over islands in the East China Sea, which Beijing sees as having been seized by Tokyo at the start of its expansionism.The world’s second- and third-biggest economies have significant business ties, but politically their relationship is often troubled. At times tensions over the islands have raised fears of a military incident.Taiwan, which Japan colonised from 1895 to 1945, urged Tokyo to “face the facts and remember the lessons from history to refrain from taking any moves to hurt the people’s feelings in neighbouring countries”, according to a foreign ministry statement.In a commentary soon after Abe’s shrine visit, Xinhua said he “knows perfectly what he is doing and the consequences”.“Instead of a pledge against war, as Abe has claimed, the visit is a calculated provocation to stoke further tension,” it said, adding that the visit “is the culmination of Abe’s year-long policy of right-wing nationalism”.Users of China’s popular social networks responded with fury, with many noting that Abe made his move on the same day that Chinese President Xi Jinping was paying tribute to Mao Zedong on the 120th anniversary of the former leader’s birth.“The base of Abe’s power comes from his confrontation with China, so whatever upsets China, that’s what he’ll do,” said one post.“No matter what he says about China-Japan friendship, Asian prosperity and joint promotion of peace, it’s all a facade.”- © AFP 2013Read: Indian gangster escapes from custody after ‘poisoning his guards’Elsewhere: Europe pledges an extra €30 million to help Syrians in needlast_img read more

Family forced out of home after toxic mould made their children sick

first_img Short URL Family forced out of home after ‘toxic’ mould made their children sick, court told Shane and Antoinette O’Reilly claim issues with their house resulted in their two young sons developing respiratory infections. File photo Image: Shutterstock/Billion Photos http://jrnl.ie/3129147 15,273 Views Thursday 8 Dec 2016, 9:20 PM Image: Shutterstock/Billion Photos Share Tweet Email5 center_img File photo By Aodhan O’Faolain Dec 8th 2016, 9:20 PM No Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article A COUPLE AND their two young sons have been out of their home for over six years their home because their children were made sick by “toxic” mould and fungus in the property, the High Court has heard.Shane and Antoinette O’Reilly bought and moved into a three-bedroom duplex at Millrace Crescent, Saggart, Co Dublin in 2005 for approximately €280,000.They claim the property had many defects which were not rectified, including condensation, mould and fungus growth caused by poor ventilation in the attic and bedrooms. They claim this resulted in their two young sons developing respiratory infections.After many visits to the GP and the emergency department in Tallaght hospital the O’Reillys, who got test results in June 2010 that showed one of their children had a mass on one of his lungs, were given medical advice to leave the property, which they did in August 2010.The O’Reillys – represented by John Gibbons SC, Seamas Ó Tuathail AS and Dolores Keane BL – remain out of the house and have been living in rented accommodation ever since.As a result they have sued the builders and developers of the property seeking damages for alleging negligence and breach of duty, including that the defendants failed to ensure the property was free from defects which would endanger the O’Reilly family’s health.The family is seeking a declaration from the court that they are entitled to have the purchase contract they entered into with the developer and builders of the property rescinded and repaid to them.Their action is against builders Seamus, Liam, Colm, Anthony and Brendan Neville and William Neville and Sons, a building and development company trading as the Neville Development Partnership.All the defendants, who are all based in Co Wexford, deny the claims. They say they made an open offer to repair anything that may be wrong with the property, which was refused by the O’Reillys.Efforts to mediate the dispute did not succeed the court also heard.Leaks and cracksGiving evidence to the court, Antoinette O’Reilly said there were problems with leaks, inappropriate ventilation, water ingress on the property’s balconies, insulation and cracks in the building.She agreed with Ó Tuathail, that there were a number of serious defects with property from the time they took up residence including leaks, mould in the attic, poor ventilation, and on one occasion the bath in the house collapsed and dropped a few inches.The bath was suspended and attached to the wall by silicon, she said. They made contact with the Nevilles and and workmen came to their property. However she said the problems were not repaired.Eventually the family moved out and initially stayed with relatives and now reside in rented accommodation in Rathcoole.Under cross-examination by Gavin Mooney BL for the defendants she accepted that after the O’Reillys raised issues about the property the defendants and their workers attended at the property to carry out repairs, but said the problems with the property remained.She said the mould found in the house had been deemed toxic by their experts.She also said they had rejected open offers by the defendants to have the property repaired and brought High Court proceedings based on expert advice she and her husband received.The action before Justice Donald Binchy, who had at one point during the hearing urged the sides to make efforts to resolve the case, continues.Comments are closed as legal proceedings are ongoing. Read: Woman fined €100 after admitting bigamy at Limerick courtRead: Bernadette Scully: ‘I had lost my reason for living. I had lost my Emily.’last_img read more

Lewandowski leaves his future to agent

first_imgRobert Lewandowski has spoken for the first time since his agent, Pini  Zahavi, revealed that his client wishes to leave Bayern Munich this summer for a “new challenge”The Israeli football agent, who is widely renown for having famously brokered the €222m world record deal that saw Neymar leave Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain last summer, recently revealed that Lewandowski has achieved everything that is possible at Bayern and now wants a fresh challenge elsewhere.“Robert feels he needs a change and a new challenge in his career,” said Zahavi.“The managers of Bayern know about it.”RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).Lewandowski, who is currently on duty with the Poland national team as they prepare for the upcoming World Cup, announced that he has entrusted his future to his agent and will not be contemplating anything else other than next month’s tournament in Russia.“My agent takes care of these things,” he said. “I am focused on the preparations for the World Cup,” he said, according to Goal.“That is the most important thing. I do not think about anything else.”Both Real Madrid and Chelsea have been heavily linked with moves for Lewandowski this summer, who has a contract at Bayern until 2021.last_img read more

Toss a few questions at baseball discussion

first_imgPublic meeting? Who: Clark County Commissioners.? What: Forum for public questions about bringing a Class A baseball team to Vancouver.? When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.? Where: Sixth-floor hearing room, Clark County Public Services Center, 1300 Franklin, Vancouver.? Information: http://www.co.clark.wa.us.Clark County commissioners are expected to sign a nonbinding letter of intent Tuesday morning with Short Season LLC during the consent agenda portion of their meeting. People who have questions about the proposal to bring a Class A baseball team to Vancouver can attend a public forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the sixth-floor hearing room at the Clark County Public Services Center, 1300 Franklin.A July 13 work session on a proposed letter of intent with Short Season LLC, the owners of the Yakima Bears, was frustrating for audience members who showed up with questions.Typically, commissioner work sessions, while always open to the public, are not attended by the public; there’s no scheduled period for public testimony at work sessions like in a public hearing during a regular commissioners’ meeting. But few topics of late have generated as much interest as the baseball proposal, which includes a 5 percent countywide entertainment admissions tax that could be levied on movie tickets, the county fair and other events. Revenues would go toward paying off debt for a privately financed stadium at Clark College. Since the stadium would be privately financed, no general fund money, which supports basic county services, would back the stadium’s financing.last_img read more

Are UserGenerated Issues Worth It

first_imgAnd with shrinking—in some cases, frozen—editorial budgets, the idea of employing user-generated content, rather than paying freelancers, is tempting. But if you’re thinking you’ll save money on a user-generated issue, be forewarned: editing users isn’t easy, and may actually cost you more in the long run.Budget Travel picked up 324 contributors for the issue. A piece called “50 Reasons You Love New York” elicited 500 submissions alone.“Let’s be perfectly clear,” Budget Travel editor Erik Torkells wrote in a recent blog post for FOLIOmag.com. “Making this issue was neither cheap nor easy.” The magazine paid “normal fees” (about $1 a word) to its contributors, Torkells says, as well as travel expenses for companions—“something we don’t do for professional writers.” (Sending a family of four to Hong Kong, Torkells says, blew out the magazine’s travel budget, no pun intended.)But without an “extraordinary amount” of “deft editing,” the issue “would’ve been a mess,” he says. “Editing non-professional writers is never easy, especially when you’re asking them to write long.”Not CheapThis Old House had a similar experience in producing their user-gen issue. Executive editor Kathryn Keller says the magazine received thousands of e-mails, letters, photos and projects since editor Scott Omelianuk’s first call for submissions in his December editor’s letter.In addition to the letter, the magazine created a dedicated microsite for readers to upload materials and then called for submissions at the end of magazine stories, in e-mail blasts and during the credits of the This Old House television show.Although ad pages were up 3 percent over the same issue last year (which was created by the in-house staff), publisher Matt Turck says that the magazine “actually had to invest a little more than usual” to create it, due in part to the costs associated with building and managing the microsite. However, he says, “it was an advertiser success and early signs show a consumer success—we plan to do it again.”Not NewThe concept of a user-generated magazine is not new. In fact, it’s already been done in the travel category. 8020 Publishing’s Everywhere magazine—comprised entirely of user-generated content on travel—was launched in 2007 after 8020’s successful launch JPG, a magazine is comprised entirely of submitted photography.It’s a nod, Torkells says, to one of the major changes to have affected the travel industry in the past 10 years—namely, that consumers are turning to each other as much as to so-called experts for planning their trips. “You still need editors,” Torkells says of Everywhere, adding that there’s a “broad, service element” to Budget Travel’s issue that Everywhere doesn’t have.Larger magazines have dabbled in user-gen, too. Wired has experimented with user-generated content in the magazine and on special covers; Dennis Publishing recently announced that its Bizarre magazine in the U.K. would relaunch with a direct focus on user-generated content; and magazines such as Time and Esquire have devoted feedback-style sections to content generated on their Web sites.Torkells says he plans to do another user-generated Budget Travel issue in 2009. “In the future,” Torkells says, “love it or hate it, an editor’s role will be to lead a conversation, not deliver a monologue.” For its 10th anniversary issue in June, Budget Travel solicited some 2,800 pitches from readers, using them to generate all of the text and photography to create a 100 percent user-generated issue of the magazine.The same month, This Old House became the first Time Inc. title to publish a 100 percent user-generated issue, with a “Your Old House” logo overlay on the cover.BusinessWeek plans to publish a double issue in August filled with user-generated content focused on workplace challenges. Topics include “work-life balance, staying entrepreneurial, toxic bosses, time-management, negotiating bureaucracy, and generational tension.”While user-generated content gets the buzz online, most editors have largely been reluctant to turn over pages from their shrinking print folios to readers. last_img read more

BUSINESS BRIEF Edible Arrangements Celebrates National Bosss Day With Giveaway To New

first_img(NOTE: Edible Arrangements has a location in Wilmington at 2 Lowell Street.)WALLINGFORD, CT — Edible Arrangements will celebrate National Boss’s Day on Tuesday, October 16th with a big giveaway.National Boss’s Day is just around the corner and the Edible Arrangements stores in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire are holding a very special giveaway, allowing customers to win a complimentary “#1 Boss” Edible Arrangement valued at over $90.Followers of each the 44 Mass. and Southern NH franchises’ Facebook pages can nominate their own “one-in-a-melon” bosses on Edible’s #NationalBossDay post starting on Tuesday, October 9th until 11:59pm EST on October 14th. The winners will be announced on Monday, October 15th via Facebook. Each winner will be given the opportunity to visit their local Edible Arrangement store on either Monday, October 15th or Tuesday, October 16th to pick up the arrangement to give as a gift to their boss.Participating in the contest is easy! Customers’ comment, like and share, making them eligible to win an Edible Arrangement for their boss, showing him or her they are the best in the bunch!National Boss’s Day is on Tuesday, October 16th and Edible Arrangements will be celebrating all week-long beginning with the start of the giveaway on Tuesday, October 9th which will highlight New England’s most well-known bosses. Show your boss how much they mean to you by nominating them and winning a delicious treat.WHEN: The giveaway begins Tuesday, October 9, 2018 and closes Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be announced Monday, October 15, 2018WHERE: MA and Southern NH’s Edible Arrangement’s Facebook PagesMORE INFO: Find additional information about Edible Arrangements at edible.com and check out new fall favorites at https://www.ediblearrangements.com/fall-favorites. Follow your local Edible store on Facebook and follow Edible on Instagram at @edible_MA_NH. Products may vary from store to store, please check with your local Edible store for details.About Edible Arrangements With more than 1,200 franchise locations worldwide, Edible International, LLC is the world’s largest franchisor of shops offering creatively designed fresh cut fruit arrangements. Edible store locations also carry the company’s rapidly expanding Edible Treats® line which features all-natural, fresh fruit smoothies, chocolate Dipped Fruit, Froyo Fruit Blends, fresh fruit salads, parfaits, and treats. Since its founding in 1999, the company has been recognized as an industry leader, ranking first in its category in Entrepreneur magazine’s annual “Franchise 500,” Entrepreneur’s Top 40 of “Fastest Growing Franchises” and “America’s Top Global Franchises” as well as being included among the “Inc. 5000” list of the fastest growing privately-held companies. Edible fresh fruit arrangements, chocolate Dipped Fruit, fresh fruit smoothies, and more can be enjoyed at franchise locations worldwide. Gifts can be ordered online at edible.com or through any local Edible Arrangements store.(NOTE: The above press release is from Edible Arrangements.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Edible Arrangements Now Offers Gourmet Shareable Caramel ApplesIn “Business”Edible Arrangements Receives “Giving Back Award” From International Franchise AssociationIn “Business”Edible Arrangements Founder and CEO Tariq Farid Named To The International Franchise Association Hall of FameIn “Business”last_img read more

Report Investigates Coal Dust Hazards In Seward

first_imgI’m Ellen Lockyer Alaska Community Action on Toxics has issued a new report on the hazards of coal dust in Seward. The organization is recommending further monitoring, but city officials were not advised of the report’s findings.Download AudioDuring February of 2012 through April of 2013, volunteers collected air samples in Seward, mostly from the Seward Boat Harbor area. The volunteers were trained by ACAT and the Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance, and by Global Community Monitor, an organization that conducts citizen monitoring efforts throughout the country. They wanted to find out how much of the particulate matter in Seward’s air is coal dust,  and what is other naturally occurring matter.  Russ Maddox, with the Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance, says the dust problems in the city have been ongoing for about eight years.  At a press conference announcing the release of the report [Coal Dust In Alaska: Hazards to Public Health], Maddox said the citizen collected evidence points to coal dust. “We finally have, for the first time, real live data, that I feel is irrefutable, that, at times, over half the dust in Seward is coming from the coal facilty and is coal dust. “ The target of the tests is the Seward Coal Loading Facility, which ACAT says is responsible for the coal dust in Seward’s air. SCLF is owned and operated by Aurora Energy, a subsidiary of Usibelli Coal. The Alaska Railroad uses the facility in shipping coal out of Alaska. According to the report released today (thursday), the coal dust, in varying degrees, does make up the majority of the of the particulate matter in Seward’s air, although not in quantities deemed to be unlawful by federal standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Pam Miller is executive director of ACAT: “Coal really makes up the majority of dust that was captured in our air monitors.  And from our report, we concluded that the coal loading facility is a major contributor to air-borne pollution in Seward. And this does present a real health hazard to people living in Seward, particularly to children, the elderly and those with chronic illnesses.” Dr. Paul Foreman, who lived and worked in Seward for about seven years, said at the press conference that he has seen elevated rates of cancer in Seward.  City officials in Seward were not aware of the report , nor of the teleconferenced press conference hosted by the authors of the report.Assistant Seward city manager Ron Long says  he has not seen a copy of the report, nor is he qualified to give a scientific assessment of Seward’s air quality.Russ Maddox says that the city has turned a deaf ear to resident’s complaints about the dust since he began fighting for better air quality in 2006.“The city has been absolutely uncooperative since day one. And, unfortunately, the city and the railroad and Aurora act as one entity here, and, with Aurora denying that there is a coal dust problem , the city, the railroad have been parroting that claim all along.” But in 2010, the city of Seward, in response to some residents’ complaints about dust, asked the state Department of Environmental Conservation to conduct an air quality study. That study, conducted between January of 2011 and May of 2012, did not find particulate matter in excess of EPA standards. Maddox says that the conservation groups are not attempting to shut down the SCLF, but  they do want the facility to institute containment measures to keep the coal dust down. He says consultants in the past have advised SCLF to provide sprinklers on the coal stock piles and enclosed conveyors so that dust can be vacuumed up before loading.  Loreli Simon, spokeswoman for Aurora Energy and Usibelli, could not be reached for comment for this story.last_img read more

Number of foster kids at record high caseworkers overloaded

first_imgNearly 3,000 children are in out of home care in Alaska – an all time high – and as a result case workers are overburdened and can’t give foster kids or foster families the attention they need.Download Audio“If you give a worker twice as many cases as is reasonably able to be done, the entire system is going to suffer,” said Travis Erickson, the operations manager for the state’s Office of Children’s Services.Erickson has been with the agency for 17 years and says the problem isn’t new. “I could have given the same speech five years ago, ten years ago, and 15 years ago. The only thing that’s different, really, is that we’re doing a better job at keeping children safe, and the system is being taxed harder than it has been probably ever.”Erickson said multiple factors are driving up the numbers statewide. One is OCS is screening more reports of abuse to see if the government needs to intervene sooner. They are trying to reduce rates of repeat maltreatment, and keep children safer.Substance abuse is the number one reason kids end up in foster care, “but it’s really not clear how much the heroin growth and these designer drugs are really effecting the numbers,” he said. “But we’re concerned about it.”He said heroin could be adding to the numbers or could just be taking the place of other drugs. They’ll have new data analysis tools available in a few months to make that determination.The end result is the court system is determining that more kids should be placed in out of home care. And with incoming case numbers increasing, it’s harder for caseworkers to look after the kids who are already in foster care and see if they can safely be reunited with their parents or sent to another long-term family. Caseworkers just don’t have the time, so the kids just stay in the system longer.“If you were to go and interview anyone of our workers and say, ‘Hey are you keeping up on your workload?’ You’d probably get some gasping, some bewildered looks, and then something along the lines of ‘No, I’m not keeping up. I’m trying my best but no, I’m not keeping up.”The agency is seeing similar problems in both rural and urban Alaska, according to Director Christy Lawton. In rural areas, especially western Alaska, it’s exacerbated by smaller offices and an inability to recruit local people in small communities to work with an agency that’s often mistrusted.Lawton said they end up hiring people from outside of Alaska who don’t stay long enough to really build trust with the communities. “And that, then, really decreases our ability to have the most successful interventions and to work with the community in a way that’s going to produce better results all around. So it’s unfortunately a really vicious cycle, and we’ve been stuck with trying to find real solutions that work.”For Erickson, the solution is ultimately preventing child neglect and abuse instead of just reacting to it. In his view, that’s not solely the job of government, it’s up to the whole community.“I would really like us to wake up as a state and say we’ve gotta do something different, and that’s going to take some radical thinking.”Over the next four days we’ll explore ways that community members in rural and urban Alaska are trying to do just that, and we’ll look at ways people are trying to improve the outcomes for kids who are already in foster care. It’s all part of our series “Fostering our Future.”Alaska Public Media will also host Community in Unity, a community dialogue about ways to improve the foster care system on April 27 at 7 pm. Find out more here.Fostering our Future:Part Two – Changing what it means to be a foster parentPart Three – Reuniting families with community supportPart Four – Preventing child abuse through social networksPart Five – Protecting a villagelast_img read more

Red line PS4 overheats at Sony event Updated

first_imgUpdate: Sony Computer Entertainment’s president Shuhei Yoshida has since claimed via his Twitter account that the “red line of death” is untrue. We agree. It’s not a red line of death, it’s apparently a warning of overheating. Even so, Sony is officially stating this isn’t true, and if so, we’d like to know what does happen when the PS4 starts getting too hot. According to Microsoft, the Xbox One won’t overheat, it will just get louder and slower as the fans spin up to compensate and performance is throttled back. So that suggests there won’t be any more incidents of the Red Ring of Death (RRoD) so common with the earlier generations of the Xbox 360. However, it’s a different story for the PS4, and we could be talking about a Red Line of Overheating on Sony’s console.The image above was snapped at a Sony event being held in Spain recently. The red line you see is an LED that is typically blue to signal the console is turned on and working normally. But in this instance it has turned red. Apparently it was accompanied by a message on the attached display stating that the PS4’s internal temperature was very high.The person who snapped the image said that a Sony representative unlocked the security case and a couple of seconds later the red light had reverted to blue and the message had disappeared. That’s good news, and just suggests locking the console in a box with no ventilation is a very bad idea, just like it’s a bad idea to do that with any console, or a PC for that matter.What this does prove is the PS4 knows when it is getting too hot, warns the user, and can recover to normal working temperatures very quickly if action is taken. They all seem like positive steps to me. However, I am left wondering what happens if you don’t react to the red light and message. I’d guess the PS4 will eventually shut down to save itself.What we can also take away from this incident is that if the PS4 does have a catastrophic failure it’s likely the LED is going to be used to inform the user. So the red light is a warning, but maybe a flashing red light will be used to convey a much more serious issue?last_img read more

Ray changed Soumitras handwriting style during Charulata

first_imgKolkata: Actors change their weight and look to become a character in a movie, but Soumitra Chatterjee had to alter his hand writing style to suit the profile of his character in Satyajit Ray’s 1964 classic Charulata. Ray also explained to him the evolution of Bengali script before shooting of the award-winning film began, Chatterjee, a Dadasaheb Phalke award winner, said. “When Manikda (as Ray was called by his friends) told me I would have to change my hand writing suiting the profile of the character of ‘Amal’ in the film, I was initially taken aback. He said there will be shots of me scribbling and writing on paper. Those will be close shots and hence there remained very little scope for camera tricks,” the actor said at a programme held here recently. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash Bengal”Under his tutelage, I used to buy reams of papers and practise. After several months, I could change my hand writing style. Perhaps I am the only actor in the world to have gone through such an experience,” he said. Chatterjee, who acted in as many as 14 Ray movies, revealed this, when asked about his fondness for sketching and calligraphy at the programme where his first book on paintings and annotations was launched. “Manikda then taught me the evolution of Bengali script. What it had been and what it was now, how the words changed over the years, what was the role of Rabindranath Tagore and later writers in changing Bengali scripts,” said Chatterjee, also a veteran stage performer. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe legendary actor, who turned 84 on Saturday, said he had done more than 300 films in the over five-decade long career, but barring one or two occasions, he did not have any serious argument with any of his directors. “I often wonder when I read about this actor having major show down with that director in newspapers, or hear about such incidents. I wonder why should this happen,” he said. Describing director as the ‘spearhead’ of a film, he said actor and director are collaborators and not rivals. Recalling that at the beginning of his career, he used to research about the possible background of a character he would portray in a film, Chatterjee said: “I still try to understand the surroundings and social and economic standing of any character I portray. In my earlier days I used to prepare the family tree of my character.” Chatterjee, whose book of paintings Chhobi o Chhaya was released on Tuesday, said: “I am not a professional painter. But I had come in close contact with many painters in my student days and used to see paintings in exhibitions.” Inspired by Rabindranath Tagore, whose paintings had encouraged him, Chatterjee said: “I used to be inspired by his history of doodle, I liked the way he sketched figures.last_img read more

Rain to play spoilsport on Saraswati Puja day

first_imgKolkata: The City of Joy will receive light spells of rain on the day of Saraswati Puja due to western disturbances, predicted the Alipore Meteorological Department on Thursday.”There is a possibility of light rainfall in Kolkata on Saraswati Puja. Due to western disturbances, all the districts of north Bengal will also receive some amount of rainfall which will reduce the temperature in the area,” said Sanjib Bandyopadhyay, deputy director general of Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseHe further stated that apart from rainfall occurring in certain areas of Sikkim and Darjeeling, there is also a possibility of snowfall in high-altitude areas on February 8 and 9.While some areas in South Bengal will also witness light spells of rain, almost all areas of North Bengal are set to receive light to heavy rainfall.In Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore, and Birbhum there is also a possibility of hailstorms accompanied by thunder. The temperature will also rise slightly in the state for the next few days from February 8.”The western disturbances are causing a hindrance to northern winds and hence, the temperature in the city will keep on increasing. The minimum temperature will be somewhere close to 16 degrees Celsius,” Bandyopadhyay said.The weather condition is set to get back to normal after Saraswati Puja and it is likely to be dry with no signs of rainfall as predicted by the Alipore Meteorological Department.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | September 11, 2008 Navilyst Introduces New Contrast Injection Products at AVA Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more 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 Related Content Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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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The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 14, 2019 FDA Clears NvisionVLE Imaging System for Pancreatic and Biliary Applications August 14, 2019 — NinePoint Medical Inc. announced it has received U.S. read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration -:-Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Image courtesy of NinePoint Medical September 12, 2008 – Navilyst Medical launched two new devices this week, an enhanced PICC Convenience Kitting and a new Xcela Power Injectable Port catheter provide a means for long-term delivery of fluids and medications including chemotherapy, and a new EZ Huber Safety Infusion Set offers a dual-action safety mechanism designed to reduce the risk of bloodborne pathogen exposure.The new products will be premiered at Booth 202 at the upcoming Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association for Vascular Access (AVA) in Savannah, GA this week.The products provide clinicians and hospitals the catheter and accessory choices they require for a procedure that is efficient and conducive to reducing the risk of accidental needlesticks (OSHA) and infections (CDC and Joint Commission). This also reduces costs from unnecessary supplies, the company said. The company expanded its customized PICC Convenience Kit to include the new Xcela Power Injectable PICC and a wider array of PICC insertion accessories and packaging. The titanium Xcela ports, available in standard and low profile sizes, offer durability and reduced size for ease of implantation and patient comfort, the company claims. The plastic Xcela ports are lightweight for patient comfort and offer radiolucence-reduced imaging artifact. The plastic/titanium hybrid port design option combines the durability of titanium with the lightweight and radiolucence of plastic. All designs have a 5mL/sec with 300 psi infusion rating for use in contrast imaging procedures Navilyst Medical’s new EZ Huber Safety Infusion Set offers a dual-action safety mechanism designed to reduce the risk of bloodborne pathogen exposure that threatens clinician safety and is a significant cost to the healthcare system. One safety feature shields the tip of the needle after the needle is withdrawn from the patient to prevent accidental needle sticks. The second safety feature is a protective cover that surrounds the entire needle after withdrawal to reduce exposure to aerosolized or splattered infusion fluids and blood. The EZ Huber Safety Infusion Set is compatible with Navilyst Medical’s new Xcela Power Injectable Port and is rated for up to 5mL/sec at 300 psi for contrast-enhanced CT imaging procedures. For more information: www.navilystmedical.com/press/ FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 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 | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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