October 18, 2019

The world needs more wicked women

first_imgLos Angeles: Hollywood star Angelina Jolie says wicked women are just women who are tired of injustice and abuse, and the world needs more of them. “What is it about the power of a woman free in mind and body that has been perceived as so dangerous throughout history?,” the actor questioned as she started putting her thoughts down, in an essay she penned for Elle magazine’s September issue. “Like the ultimate conspiracy theory, anything you couldn’t explain – from a crop failing to a child falling ill – could be put down to the influence of a supposedly wicked woman… Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”Women could be accused of witchcraft for having an independent sex life, for speaking their mind on politics or religion, or for dressing differently. Had I lived in earlier times, I could have been burnt at the stake many times over for simply being myself,” wrote Jolie, who has portrayed various shades of womanhood in her career. Women who stand up for human rights in many countries are still labelled ‘deviant’, ‘bad mothers’, ‘difficult’, or ‘loose’,” the actor writes in the essay. “If that is wickedness, then the world needs more wicked women,” said the actor, who added that her essay was not an attempt to dismiss or downplay the terrible abuses against men and boy.last_img read more

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October 12, 2019

Norwegian FarRight Group Mistakes Empty Seats Busy For Women Wearing Burqa

Toronto – A Norwegian far-right group calling themselves Fatherland First, has been publicly shown up on social media after posting a picture of dark empty bus seats on a public transport vehicle, which they mistakenly identified as women wearing burkas.The picture was accompanied by adjectives such as “scary,” “tragic,” and “frightening.” Other group members commented immediately, writing “It looks really scary,” to describe the dark image, “should be banned. You can never know who is hiding under there. Could be terrorists with weapons.”Another of the group’s membership bemoaned the “frightening times we are living in,” urging the imagined Muslim extremists to “get out” of Norway. In an interview with online news agency, Nettavien, the man who exposed the fake news post, labour politician Sindre Beyer, described his self-declared mission to monitor the group’s online activities:“I’m shocked by how much hate and fake news is spread there. The hatred that was displayed toward some empty bus seats really shows how much prejudices trump wisdom,” Beyer said.He added, “That’s why I shared the post so that more people can see what is happening in the dark corners of the web.”According to the same source, Rune Berglund Steen, in charge of the Norwegian Centre Against racism, agrees with Beyer:“People see what they want to see and what they want to see are dangerous Muslims. In a way, it’s an interesting test of how quickly people can find confirmations of their own delusions.”Urging cooler, more rational heads to prevail, Steen added “The buses aren’t full of creepy Islamists and neither do they typically have so many empty seats.” read more

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October 12, 2019

The Latest Detroit could spend 9M to fix streetlights

DETROIT — The Latest on lawsuit filed against manufacturer of LED streetlights that Detroit officials say are burning out prematurely or cracking (all times local):5 p.m.Mayor Mike Duggan says it will cost up to $9 million to fix thousands of failing LED streetlights in Detroit, but repairs will be done as reimbursement is sought from the manufacturer.Duggan tells The Detroit News that the city is “going full speed ahead on replacement.”Detroit’s Public Lighting Authority filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court against San Jose, California-based Leotek Electronics USA.The last of Detroit’s 65,000 new LED streetlights were installed in 2016 as part of a $185 million program. Leotek made about one-third of the lights and they were expected to last at least a decade.The newspaper reports a letter from the lighting authority’s law firm says problems were discovered last fall with units that were “charred, burned, or cracked.”___8 a.m.Officials say some of Detroit’s new LED streetlights are prematurely dimming and burning out in parts of the city and thousands more could fail.The Detroit News reports a letter from the Public Lighting Authority’s law firm says problems were discovered last fall with units made by San Jose, California-based Leotek Electronics USA that were “charred, burned, or cracked.” The lighting authority sued Monday in federal court.Leotek made about one-third of Detroit’s new lights and they were expected to last at least a decade. It acknowledged problems in a letter to the lighting authority, apologized and pledged to work with Detroit to correct problems.The Associated Press left a message Tuesday seeking comment from Leotek.The last of Detroit’s 65,000 new LED streetlights were installed in 2016 as part of a $185 million program that was hailed as a success in the city’s turnaround efforts.___Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/The Associated Press read more

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September 28, 2019

OSU mens basketball holds off Northwestern 6959

The 29th time wasn’t the charm for the Northwestern men’s basketball team. For long stretches of the Wildcats game against Ohio State Thursday night, though, it looked like it might be. Winless in its last 28 trips to Columbus, Northwestern (13-12, 4-8) yet again fell victim to OSU (18-6, 8-4 Big Ten), 69-59. With the win, the Buckeyes, coming off losses to Indiana and Michigan, avoided their first three-game losing streak since February 2009. Northwestern didn’t fall without a fight, however, leading for most of the game before OSU pulled away late on a 17-5 run. “In today’s day and age, this is a heck of a win for us,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. Playing a zone defense because of a worry that they would get into foul trouble otherwise-Northwestern had just seven healthy scholarship players-the Wildcats stagnated the Big Ten’s leading scorer, Deshaun Thomas, and his team’s offense. “My center, he averages about three fouls every 10 minutes. I’m serious. I knew he couldn’t play one-on-one. Staying out of foul trouble was a major concern,” Northwestern coach Bill Carmody said. Thomas, who leads the conference in scoring with more than 20 points per game, had just five points at halftime. Thomas showed up in a big way in the game’s decisive moments, though. He scored 15 points in the game’s final nine minutes. “Shots weren’t falling that I normally make,” the junior forward said. “I showed a lot of maturity tonight. When my teammates needed me, I got it done.” One teammate was there for Thomas when he wasn’t feeling it. Junior guard Aaron Craft spoke to Thomas multiple times during the game’s first 30 minutes-in which Thomas had just seven points-and told him to keep his head in the game. Matta told Thomas to listen to his fellow veteran teammate. “He’ll get you through,” Matta said to Thomas. The reason Thomas said he was frustrated, however, was because of how Northwestern was playing on offense. Nearly everything was falling for the Wildcats in the game’s opening twenty minutes. The No. 13-ranked Buckeyes went into halftime tied with the Wildcats, who had only nine players in uniform because of various injuries and suspension, 30-30. “That’s who Northwestern is. When they’re making shots, they’ve a very good basketball team,” Craft said, who finished with seven points, including two critical late buckets. For twenty minutes, Northwestern’s stingy zone defense frustrated the Buckeyes. On the other end of the floor, the Wildcats were patient, many times waiting until the shot clock was set to expire before firing a shot. They usually converted, too, shooting 50 percent from the field in the first half, capped by a banked 3-pointer at the buzzer from freshman guard Tre Demps. “Every time you play these guys it’s a grind. It weighs on you more mentally than physically,” Craft said, speaking of Northwestern’s tendency to try to slow the pace down. OSU made an emphasis to attack the paint in the second half. They were successful, getting the ball to sophomore center Amir Williams down low on back-to-back possessions to start the game’s final half, who converted both times. The Buckeyes got hot from deep as well, with sophomore forward Sam Thompson and Craft each hitting 3-pointers early. But Northwestern wasn’t going away. Every time OSU looked like it might go on a pull-away run-after Craft’s three or following a block in transition by sophomore guard Shannon Scott or when Thomas had a two-handed slam on a breakaway-the Wildcats had an answer. The Schottenstein Center’s crowd was on its feet for a majority of the second half, clapping and cheering in hopes to push the Buckeyes over the figurative hump. Northwestern’s bench was on its feet in jubiliation a lot though, too. OSU took the lead on three separate occasions in the second half’s first 15 minutes. Each time it happened, Northwestern got back in front. The Wildcats used 3-pointers (NU made 11) to counter the Buckeyes’ athleticism on defense. The fourth time OSU took the lead, they did it for good. Northwestern had its chances, possibly best highlighted by a missed layup by senior guard Reggie Hearn that sat on the rim for nearly three seconds, but the Buckeyes’ defense rose to the occasion. Matta used a small lineup featuring Thomas as the tallest player on the court down the stretch, and it worked, allowing OSU to press and trap the Wildcats. That lineup helped Thomas on the offensive end, too, allowing him to post-up on the slower, less athletic Wildcat big men. “It was all going to be on the defense, in terms of what we had to get done defensively and defend the 3s,” Matta said. OSU is set to play at Wisconsin on Sunday at 1 p.m. This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Correction: February 15, 2013 An earlier version of this story said that the Buckeyes have won against the Wildcats in their last 28 meetings at the Schottenstein Center. In fact, OSU has a 10-0 record against the Wildcats in the Schottenstein Center and have won the last 29 played on the Buckeyes’ home court. read more

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September 22, 2019

EHF CUP F4 German clash in semifinal

German teams Rhein Neckar Lowen and Frisch Auf Goppingen will meet at the EHF CUP F4 semi-final in French Nantes on May 18. In the second clash will play home team HBC Nantes and Danish Team TVIS Holstebro.In the Challenge Cup Final will play Belarus team SKA Minsk and Handball ESCH from Luxemburg. EHF Cup F4Nantes handball ← Previous Story Hungarian Handball Federation to investigate the MKB Veszprem – THW Kiel match Next Story → Tatiana Khmirova to Vardar SCBT

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September 22, 2019

EHF CL Best 7 Ristovski Palmarsson Du Rietz Sorensen…

The EHF TV announced BEST 7 of the Round 3 at VELUX EHF Champions League. Here are the guys who showed best performances last weekend in 14 matches of the European elite competition:LEFT WING: Angel Fernandez (Natorhouse La Roja)LEFT BACK: Ekdahl Du Rietz (RNL)PLAYMAKER: Aron Palmarsson (Telekom Veszprem)RIGHT BACK: Sime Ivic (Orlen Wisla Plock)RIGHT WING: Tim D. Sorensen (IFK Kristianstad)LINE-PLAYER: Nicolas Tournat (HBC Nantes)GOALKEEPER:  Borko Ristovski (FC Barcelona Lassa)PHOTO: SEHA, © Melczer Zsolt ← Previous Story Elverum beat Montpellier – Besiktas remain undefeated in Bucharest! Next Story → Zeljko Babic remains on Croatian bench EHF Champions Leagueehf cl best 7

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September 21, 2019

Geek deals Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 Pro tablet for 599 300

first_imgWhile Windows 8’s new touch-centric user interface may not be particularly beneficial for someone using a traditional desktop, it has opened the doors for a new class of PCs. While there have been many full-on PCs in slate form, they have lacked the hardware and the software to really make them practical.Now with the touch-friendly Windows 8 and strong evolution in low-power computing and tech miniaturization, we are getting slate tablet PCs the size of an iPad, but running the full version of Windows 8 with sufficient performance and features to be a realistic option for users.Dell’s Latitude 10 is one of the first tablets announced to fill this role. Being a business-focused PC, there are some features we don’t normally see on a traditional tablet, like a full-size USB port and mini-HDMI connector. Probably the most unique thing about the Latitude 10 is that it’s high-capacity 60Whr battery is removable, ensuring you can run for as long as you can swap batteries without having to worry about charging.When you don’t need to be tapping away at the Windows 8 Pro UI, you can plug into an optional dock that includes all the usual ports, allowing you to have a base station with keyboard, mouse, external monitor, and more.Pre-orders for this versatile little machine starts at $649 with Dell’s normal discounts, but for a limited time you can get an extra $50 off coupon and free upgrades to Windows 8 Pro and a next-business-day on-site warranty.Pre-order: Dell Latitude 10 64GB Windows 8 Pro Tablet for $599 + free shipping(normally $964 | use coupon code 5$D?1BVB5Q6QL9 | ends Nov. 18 or sooner)Our other top deals:Apple MacBook Air 11.6-inh MC968LL/A) Core i5 with 64GB SSD for $699.99 + free shipping(normally $999) | use instant savings | ends soon, limited quantity)Western Digital 1TB Elements SE Portable USB 3.0 hard drive for $79.99 + free shipping(normally $99.99 | use instant savings | ends Nov. 16 or sooner)last_img read more

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September 21, 2019

Greek police bust human trafficking ring

first_imgAnother trafficking ring, exploiting women from East Europe was busted on Monday by the Greek authorities. The ring brought women from Eastern Europe to Greece, provided them with visas and then forced them to ‘repay their debt’ by offering sexual services. The police arrested seven people, of which seven are Greek and two are Ukrainian women, while ten other people are facing charges for their involvement in the case. The alleged ringmaster is a 44 year old man, who approached women from Ukraine and other Baltic and Eastern Europe countries, who were in dire financial straits. Promising to help them overcome their difficulties, he persuaded them to follow him to Greece, where they were provided with lodging, staying in apartments where they were never left on their own. In the meantime, other members of the ring were approaching men in Greece and paid them to proceed with signing civil union pacts with these women, in order for them to get permanent resident visa. The whole process of this legal document process was allegedly overseen by a 48 year old lawyer, who is also under arrest. The alleged ringmaster kept the documents in his possession, as proof of the debt that these women owed him. In order to repay the debt, the incarcerated women were forced to provide sexual services to the clients of three strip clubs, with which the 44-year-old man was affiliated. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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September 20, 2019

SIDA peu de nouveaux cas de séropositifs recensés aux urgences

first_imgSIDA : peu de nouveaux cas de séropositifs recensés aux urgencesSelon une étude publiée hier, très peu de nouveaux cas de personnes infectées par le VIH ont été retrouvés au cours des tests de dépistages aléatoires réalisés aux urgences en région parisienne.Une étude a été menée de mai 2009 à septembre 2010 auprès des urgences hospitalières de 29 hôpitaux de la région parisienne. Au cours de cette période, les patients âgés de 18 à 64 ans ont bénéficié gratuitement d’un test de détection rapide du VIH. Parmi les 138.691 personnes ayant effectué une visite aux urgences durant la période de l’étude, 13.229 ont accepté de subir un test rapide et 12.754 ont été testées, précisent les auteurs. Soit un échantillon et une distribution fournissant une bonne représentation de la population française, rapporte TV5monde.A l’issue de ces analyses, dix-huit personnes, soit 0,14% seulement, âgées de 32,9 ans en moyenne, ont été testées positifs pour le VIH. Sept étaient des hommes homosexuels et dix étaient des hétérosexuels originaires d’Afrique sub-saharienne. Néanmoins, les auteurs de la recherche, parue dans la version en ligne des Archives of Internal Medicine, soulignent que les personnes ayant eu un test positif étaient le plus souvent à un stade avancé et comptaient parmi les groupes à haut risque.”Durant les quinze dernières années, le dépistage du VIH, combiné à des traitements précoces avec des antirétroviraux, a permis de réduire efficacement la mortalité résultant du SIDA”, écrivent ainsi les auteurs de l’étude. “Certains experts affirment même que cette stratégie a joué un rôle essentiel pour contrôler l’épidémie”.Un endroit idéal pour dépister les patients À lire aussiSIDA : 10 symptômes qui doivent alerter”Pour réduire le nombre de ces infections non-diagnostiquées et améliorer une détection précoce, les tests rapides non-ciblés pour dépister le VIH dans le service des urgences hospitalières ont été encouragés par les autorités sanitaires aux Etats-Unis, en Grande Bretagne et plus récemment en France”, relèvent ces chercheurs. “Dans le mesure où en France environ 25% de la population ou 14 millions de personnes effectuent une visite au service des urgences chaque année, cet endroit est idéal pour procéder à un dépistage non-ciblé des infections de VIH dans la population en général”, concluent-ils.Le 25 octobre 2011 à 12:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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September 19, 2019

WWEs Elimination Chamber PPV scheduled to be replaced

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Impact Wrestling presents Rebellion this Sunday from Toronto, streaming live globally on FITE.tv Dean Ambrose being advertised for WWE beyond April, Reactions inside Chamber Facebook WWE’s Elimination Chamber PPV in February is planned to be replaced by a show called Fast Line next year according to a report by Dave Meltzer. The Elimination Chamber is expected to be rescheduled for later in the year.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Onlinecenter_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Bruce Prichard was already working in consultant role with WWE back in Januarylast_img read more

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September 14, 2019

Woops Your Postal Prices Wont Go Up as Much as The USPS

first_img The increase is set to take effect in April, though a 4.3 percent exigency surcharge will expire a few weeks after that. “[This] is good news in general for publishers,” says David LeDuc, senior director of public policy for the SIIA. “But a publisher should not assume [1.34 percent] will be their increase. No one is yet able to determine the true effect by running the mail list using the old rates and new rates with the new rules. A back-of-the-envelop calculation results in a 9-percent increase for a light publication with low advertising and a national distribution with 25,000 copies. Of course, other periodicals will fare better in some circumstances.” Publishers got a shock when the USPS announced a rate hike for periodicals of close to 2 percent last month, but it turns out the blow won’t be that bad. A calculation error discovered by the Postal Regulatory Commission last week, and acknowledged by the USPS on Wednesday, means the average increase for periodical delivery will be 1.34 percent, instead of the 1.965 percent originally announced. Dead Tree Edition first reported the finding. “The Postal Service’s intention was to increase Periodicals prices by 1.965 percent,” the statement reads. “[However,] the prices noticed in the January 2015 filing unintentionally reflect a percent price increase for Periodicals that is below the goal of 1.965 percent.”last_img read more

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September 3, 2019

IMF summit shaken as strong quake hits Indonesia

first_imgThis handout photo taken and released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 11 October 2018 shows IMF managing director Christine Lagarde (3rd R) attending a meeting with Pakistan finance minister Asad Umar (3rd L) at the Bali Convention Centre during the 2018 IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Photo: AFPAn earthquake Thursday killed three people in Indonesia and rattled hotels where IMF delegates are attending a major summit, a fortnight after a quake-tsunami killed more than 2,000 elsewhere in the archipelago.The 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Bali and Java islands in the early hours, injuring nearly 30 people and sending residents rushing into the streets.Some attendees in Bali for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meetings this week evacuated their hotels as the quake shook the island.”I felt the quake for at least 30 seconds and I panicked. At first I didn’t want to go out but then I decided to leave,” Katharina Sudiyono, an Indonesian attendee at the summit, told AFP.Peter Jacobs, head of the Indonesian Central Bank’s IMF-World Bank taskforce, said delegates in Bali’s Nusa Dua district for the summit were quickly informed of the situation.”Many summit participants woke up and asked questions, but we immediately sent out information to them that there had been an earthquake and the impact in Nusa Dua,” he told AFP.There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in Bali and the summit proceeded Thursday uninterrupted.”We send our condolences to those affected by the earthquake. Here in Bali, the earthquake has not caused significant damage nor any disruption to the meetings,” an IMF spokesman said.The conference centre was designed to withstand seismic events, and participants had been told to remain there in the event of a quake.In case of tsunami risk, attendees would be evacuated to a nearby building.Holidayers in the island’s popular tourist districts also rushed into the streets as buildings swayed.”Wow, that was really strong and it lasted a long time,” said one woman who took refuge in a hotel parking lot in Nusa Dua, a few kilometres from where the IMF and World Bank are holding their meetings.Others in Nusa Dua, south of Bali’s main international airport, also panicked.”The quake was very big. I immediately woke up and took my little kids out of the house,” Ni Komang Sudiani told AFP.”All my neighbours were also running, said the mother of two.- Volatile archipelago -Dwikorita Karnawati, the head of Indonesia’s geophysics agency who was also in Nusa Dua for the IMF summit, said no tsunami warning was issued.”I felt the quake too,” she told AFP. “We are also still gathering data from our team in East Java.’In East Java, three people were crushed to death in their sleep when the quake brought down buildings and damaged some 210 houses in Sumenep district, East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera told AFP.In nearby Sampang district, 27 people were injured and 36 houses damaged across eight villages, Mangera added.The tremor jolted many residents awake and sent them rushing into the streets.”Everybody panicked and the entire village ran outside. We have never experienced an earthquake as strong as last night,” said Zainurrohman, a 21-year-old from the district who like many Indonesians goes by one name.”We stayed outside until dawn,” he told AFP.The tremor’s epicentre was in the Bali Sea around 40 kilometres (25 miles) off the eastern end of Java island, according to the United States Geological Survey.The tremor comes after a 7.5-magnitude quake and subsequent tsunami struck off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi last month — around 1,000 kilometres northeast of the latest quake’s epicentre — killing more than 2,000 people.Thousands more remain missing since the twin disaster ravaged the city of Palu and surrounding areas. The search for the dead is expected to end Thursday.A string of earthquakes in Lombok in eastern Indonesia killed more than 550 people over the summer.Indonesia, one of the most disaster-prone nations on earth, straddles the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire”, where tectonic plates collide and many of the world’s volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.last_img read more

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September 3, 2019

Hasina Abe discuss durable solution to Rohingya crisis

first_imgBangladesh`s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) and Japan`s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend a joint media conference at Abe`s official residence in Tokyo on 29 May 2019. Photo: AFPPrime minister Sheikh Hasina and her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Wednesday discussed ways to find a durable and early solution to the humanitarian and political crisis that has emanated from the displacement of over a million Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, reports UNB.Hasina said Japan understands that the solution to this crisis lies in the early, safe and dignified return of this displaced people to their homeland in Myanmar.She said it is necessary for Myanmar to create conducive atmosphere in Rakhine State for the return of the displaced people.”I thank the Japanese government for its generous support to handle the crisis, and for its efforts to support early repatriation of the displaced people to Myanmar,” Hasina said.Hasina and Abe reiterated their commitment to take Bangladesh-Japan relations to new a height of cooperation and partnership.”I’m confident we’ll achieve that much given the excellent understanding and friendship that exist between our two peoples and our governments,” said Hasina while delivering her statement at a joint press meet.Sheikh Hasina and Abe witnessed the signing of 40th ODA Loan Package of US dollar 2.5 billion to develop infrastructure and promote investment in Bangladesh.Hasina thanked Abe for this loan package.Hasina said they have also decided to strengthen mutual cooperation in international platforms to fight against terrorism and violent extremism, mitigating risk emanating from climate change, ensuring denuclearisation to keep children safe and extending support to each other’s efforts to expand the horizon of peace and knowledge.She said Japan occupies a very special place in the hearts of the people of Bangladesh. “The level of commitment that Japan has been showing since our independence in 1971 is truly remarkable.”Hasina said father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman dreamt of making Bangladesh a prosperous nation and his vision of development was greatly influenced by the development history of Japan.”After more than 48 years since our independence in 1971, we can now confidently say we’re moving in the right direction to fulfil that dream. And it’s reassuring to have Japan by our side always,” she said.Hasina said she and Abe discussed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and agreed on several new ideas to enhance and strengthen the level of cooperation between the two countries.She said Bangladesh has achieved all the criteria to graduate from the least developed country to a developing one and they have set their goal to become a developed country by 2041.”Prime minister Abe has assured me that Japan will stand by Bangladesh and extend necessary support to reach that goal,” she said.The two leaders have agreed to explore all possible areas where two countries can find mutually beneficial outcomes.”Our discussion was greatly focused on enhancing regional connectivity to harness the full potentials of the countries and improving physical infrastructure would be a critical factor to establish effective connectivity,” Hasina said.She said prime minister Abe has assured her that Japan will continue to provide assistance to realise that target.”Considering the importance of developing the Southeast of Bangladesh, we’ve discussed ideas to build quality infrastructures in that region,” Hasina said.”We believe that international trade and flow of investment are key channels to strengthen economic cooperation. We have put special emphasis on regional stability and peace,” she added.Hasina said it is always a pleasure to be here in this beautiful country. “I’m particularly delighted to be here at the advent of the new era, Reiwa, ushering in beautiful harmony.”She extended her warmest felicitations to Emperor Naruhito, Members of the Imperial Family and the Japanese people on the joyous occasion of his enthronement.”I’m deeply moved by the hospitality that the government of Japan has extended to me and my delegation. My sincere thanks to all the officials of Japan who worked very hard to make my visit smooth and comfortable,” she added.last_img
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August 27, 2019

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News | August 23, 2010 Two Companies Partner to Improve Cardiac Computed Tomography August 23, 2010 – Two companies recently signed a strategic partnership agreement drawing on both firms’ established expertise in imaging technology to establish computed tomography (CT) as a viable, minimally-invasive imaging alternative for many cardiovascular procedures.GE Healthcare and medical imaging company Arineta Ltd., entered into a partnership to develop new computed tomography (CT) angiography solutions in an effort to address issues with cost, access and quality of cardiac care.For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Related Content 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 Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%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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August 17, 2019

Nominees announced for 2010 NTIA eTravel Blackboard up for award

first_imgWendy Xia AFTA have released the nominees for the 2010 National Travel Industry Awards with more than 300 agencies and suppliers nominated across 27 categories.Among the nominees in the supplier categories, Virgin Blue and Qantas are in the running for Best Domestic Airline while 18 other airlines including Emirates, Singapore Airlines and V Australia are competing for Best Airline International Online. Six travel agency groups including Concorde Agency Network, Harvey World Travel and Jetset Travelworld Group have also been nominated in the agency category of Best Travel Agency Group (100 outlets or more).e-Travel Blackboard is also incredibly ecstatic about the NTIA this year as our very own Deputy Editor Wendy Xia has been nominated among eight others in the Best Travel Writer category.“The entire e-Travel Blackboard team is very proud of Wendy’s nomination,” said Anthony Valeriano, e-Travel Blackboard General Manager.“She is our Deputy Editor and it’s fantastic her work has been recognised by AFTA.”“I am excited to have been nominated for a National Travel Industry Award this year,” said Wendy Xia, e-Travel Blackboard Deputy Editor.  “It is humbling to be recognised for doing something that I’m passionate about every day.”Agents and suppliers are now able to vote for NTIA nominees, with voting to close at 5.00pm on Friday 30 April.AFTA said finalists would be notified by Friday 14 May while the winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner on 10 July at The Westin, Sydney.For the full list of NTIA nominations see below 2010 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards Nominees in Supplier CategoriesBEST DOMESTIC AIRLINEVirgin BlueQantasBEST AIRLINE INTERNATIONAL – ON-LINEAir New ZealandAir PacificBritish AirwaysCathay PacificEmiratesEtihadHawaiian AirlinesLAN AirlinesMalaysian AirlineQantas AirwaysQatar AirwaysRoyal BruneiAirlinesSingapore AirlinesSouth AfricanAirwaysV AustraliaVirgin AtlanticBEST AIRLINE INTERNATIONAL – OFF-LINEAir MaltaAir Tahiti NuiAlaska AirlinesAmerican AirlinesAustrian AirlinesFinnAirJet AirwaysKLM Royal DutchAirlinesLufthansaRoyal Jordanian AirlinesScandinavian AirwaysSwissairBEST CRUISE OPERATOR – AUSTRALIAN BASED OPERATIONSCaptain Cook CruisesNorth Star CruisesOrion Expedition CruisesP&O CruisesPrincess CruisesSteve’s Whale OneBEST CRUISE OPERATOR – INTERNATIONAL BASED OPERATIONSAPTAvalon WaterwaysCarnival CruisesCunard LineHolland America LineMSC CruisesOceania CruisesP&O World VoyagesRegent Seven Sea CruisesRoyal Caribbean InternationalSeaDream Yacht ClubSilversea CruisesUniworld Boutique River Cruise CollectionViking River CruisesBEST TOUR OPERATOR – DOMESTICAAT KingsAdventure Tours AustraliaAPTContiki HolidaysDownunder ToursGoin off SafarisBEST TOUR OPERATOR – INTERNATIONALAAT KingsAbercrombie & KentAPTContikiCosmosDestination AsiaG.A.P. AdventuresGlobusInsight VacationsIntrepid TravelKirra HolidaysPeregrine AdventuresScenic ToursTempo HolidaysTrafalgar ToursTravel IndochinaTucan TravelWildlife SafariBEST CAR/CAMPERVAN RENTAL OPERATORApolloAvisBritzBudgetEuropcarHertzMaui Motorhome & CarRentalsThriftyBEST TOURIST OFFICE – NATIONALHunter Valley Wine Country TourismNorfolk Island TourismSouth Australian Tourism CommissionTourism Sunshine CoastTourism NTTourism NSWTourism QueenslandTourism TasmaniaTourism Tropical North QueenslandTourism VictoriaTourism Western AustraliaBEST TOURIST OFFICE – INTERNATIONALAbu Dhabi TourismAustrian National Tourist OfficeCalifornia TourismCanadian Tourism CommissionHawaii Tourism OceaniaHong Kong Tourism BoardIreland TourismLas Vegas Convention & Visitors AuthorityNew Caledonia TourismSingapore Tourist BoardSultanate of Oman TourismTahiti TourismeTourism MalaysiaBEST WHOLESALER – AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTBroome & the Kimberleys HolidaysQantas HolidaysSunlover HolidaysBEST WHOLESALER – INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTBali ToursCIT HolidaysClub Med Australia PTY LTDCreative HolidaysDriveAway HolidaysGaruda Orient HolidaysHarveys Choice HolidaysInterasiaIsland EscapeOctopus TravelQantas HolidaysSun Island ToursThe Africa Safari Co.Travel 2Travelscene HolidaysVenture HolidaysWorld Drive HolidaysWorld ExpeditionsBEST AGENCY SUPPORT SERVICEAA AppointmentsAmadeus IT PacificBreakaway Travel ClubAir TicketsCover-More Travel InsuranceGalileo TravelportGow-Gates Insurance BrokersOrient ExpressSabre PacificTMS Asia PacificTramada SystemsTravcourTravel Express CourierSystemsThe Qantas Industry CentreBEST SALES EXECUTIVE – INDUSTRY SUPPLIERPeter Douglas – EmiratesCraig Brown – EmiratesMohammad Nasiry – EtihadCraig Owens – Oceania CruisesBrett Walsh – Thai AirwaysJulie Rogers – GlobusClare Sloane – Contiki HolidaysAdam Ferraro – Club MedNicki Keegan – EmiratesMark Haddad – China BestoursBrooke McQuilty – Contiki HolidaysDarren Evans – Travel 2Sally Plenderleith – Insight VacationsLucy Styles – Contiki HolidaysKate Richardson – Air TicketsVictoria Chapman – GlobusHayley Tidyman – GlobusMaria Manassero – Singapore AirlinesAnastasia Agius – Uniworld Boutique River Cruise CollectionJoanne Taylor – Air New ZealandAlan Burness – Insight VacationsMaria Pantazis – Qantas AirwaysSharon Hando – Travel the WorldTolita Dukes – Hamilton IslandKim Knight – Qantas HolidaysJulie O’Grady – World Resort of DistinctionsMonica Romeo – Rail PlusStacy Balderson – Austrian AirlinesJulie Simpson – APT TouringGary Manuel – VaustraliaFrank Levey – Insight VacationsShiran Ranatunga – EmiratesAntonietta Esposito – Qantas AirwaysJoanne Matse – AVISFiona Axford – Travel IndochinaKaren Koval – Air New ZealandMegan Middleton – Abercrombie and KentSaskia Van Dongen – Qantas HolidaysROOKIE OF THE YEAR – SUPPLIER (UNDER 2 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY)Tenille Hunt – Gap AdventuresAaron Lovelock – LAN AirlinesAlisha Moss – Contiki HolidaysBernice Hartnett – Tucan TravelEmily Holmes – Scenic ToursEmily Kramer – Breakaway TravelclubBEST HOTEL/RESORT – AUSTRALIAN PROPERTYClub Med Lindeman IslandCouran CoveDaydream IslandHamilton IslandHayman IslandHilton SydneyIntercontinental SydneyNovotel SydneyO’Reilly’s Rainforest GuesthouseParadise Bay Eco Resort WhitsundaysPeppers KingscliffPullman at Sydney Olympic ParkqualiaSebel NoosaSheraton on the Park, SydneySouthern Ocean LodgeThe Westin, SydneyVoyages Sails in the DesertBEST HOTEL/RESORT GROUPAccor HospitalityAscott International Hotels GroupClub MedFour SeasonsHilton HotelsIHGMantraMariott HotelsMedina Apartment HotelsMirvac HotelsStarwood HotelsVoyages Hotels & ResortsWorld Resorts of DistinctionBEST REGISTERED TRAVEL INDUSTRY TRAINING INSTITUTIONAustralian Business AcademyAFTA Travel & Tourism College NSWAFTA Travel & Tourism College SABaulkham Hills Institute of TAFEBrisbane North Institute of TAFEMEGT College2010 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards – Nominees in Agency CategoriesBEST TRAVEL AGENCY GROUP (100 OUTLETS OR MORE)Concorde Agency NetworkFlight Centre LimitedHarvey World TravelJetset Travelworld GroupTravellers ChoiceTravelscene American ExpressBEST TRAVEL AGENCY RETAIL – SINGLE LOCATIONAlpha TravelAustralia Zoo TravelBritish TravelCarine Travel BugFlying Colours TravelHarvey World Travel CaloundraHarvey World Travel ChermsideHarvey World Travel Green HillsHarvey World Travel IndooroopillyHarvey World Travel Lane CoveHarvey World Travel RobinaHarvey World Travel SunburyJetset HurstvilleJetset NorwoodMaria Rosa TravelMary Rossi TravelPlatinum EscapeThe Village TravelTravel Concepts MiltonTrudi’s Travel CentreWOW! 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August 17, 2019

VisitBritain launches GIANT tourism campaign

first_imgAs Britain gears up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth and in the run-up to the launch of the film adaption of The BFG, VisitBritain is showcasing to the world what makes Britain a GIANT – and family-friendly – tourism destination.Earlier this week, the national tourism organisation launched an international ‘Where Giant Dreams come to Life’ film tourism campaign in its first-ever collaboration with Disney, producer of The BFG.The film, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the book by Cardiff born author Roald Dahl, was filmed at locations across Britain including Blenheim Palace, London, the Isle of Skye and Bamburgh beach in Northumberland. The BFG film launches in the Australia on 30 June and in the UK on 22 July.VisitBritain’s £350,000 six-week digital and social media campaign showcases magical, mysterious and dreamlike moments that can only be experienced on a trip to Britain. The campaign features a set of exclusive images of giant landmarks in Britain including the Angel of the North, Big Ben, the Isle of Skye and the lions in Trafalgar Square.These images, and other giant visitor experiences across Britain, are being promoted across VisitBritain’s online and social media channels adapting its #OMGB (Oh My GREAT Britain) to ‘Oh My GIANT Britain.’ The campaign also wants people to upload their own images of ‘giant’ experiences and locations in Britain to their own social channels.  “Our collaboration with Disney on The BFG is a fantastic opportunity to promote to a global audience of millions an unexpected side of amazing, family-friendly moments that can only be experienced in Britain,” VisitBritain/VisitEngland chief executive Sally Balcombe said.“By inspiring people to come and experience the best of ‘GIANT’ Britain we can drive growth from tourism and its economic benefits across all our nations and regions.”Ms Balcombe said that the link between tourism and film – ‘set-jetting’ – was “a potent one” with recent films delivering a real increase in visitor numbers.VisitBritain’s campaign drives online ‘traffic’ to BFG websiteThe site has information on the British locations in the film, a ‘user-generated’ feed of #OMGB content, the official BFG movie trailer and details of visitor experiences linked to Roald Dahl and events to celebrate his 100th anniversary in September. Oh My GIANT Britian Source = VisitBritainlast_img read more

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August 16, 2019

TAAI Convention 2015 successfully concludes in Bali Indonesia

first_imgThe 62nd Annual Convention of Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) successfully concluded at the Westin Resort, Nusa Dua Bali in Indonesia. The convention proved the popular destination of Bali still has many unique attractions for the Indian travellers.In this year’s convention, eminent international speakers from over seven different nationalities interacted with the delegates during the business sessions. The speakers were from diverse backgrounds – niche travel companies, futurists, outbound and inbound champions, hospitality, technology, airlines, and motivational speakers on creativity, innovation, brand management, media, and many more. Over 500 delegates registered for this year’s convention. There was an excellent participation of the Indonesia’s industry players too.The focus of the convention’s business sessions were on the following key areas that support successful strategising of travel & tourism business:– The Challenge to remain Relevant– The strength of being Unique – What’s your Niche?– Embracing Technology – Bridging the growing gap– New Distribution Capability – It’s impact!– Breaking Tunneled Visions– It’s all about ValueSpeaking to Travel News Digest, Sunil Kumar R, President, TAAI said, “Considering the great cultural connection India and Indonesia share, we planned to use this TAAI convention to promote common cultural heritage through new destinations and tourism products. While doing this convention in Bali, we did not actually have any bid, but we were amazed to get the kind of corporate industry support. We are able to do this successful convention with the participation of over 500 delegates and media due to the tremendous help we received from our supporting partners in Indonesia as well as in India.”The Secretary General of TAAI, Harmandeep Singh Anand said, “Over the years, the way our business is being done has changed. We want to tell our members to do business in a way that is relevant to the current day and age. Travel agents are not just ticketing agents; they have evolved as tour operators and offer much more services. The way the business is done needs to be changed as per industry demand.”The Indian Embassy hosted a Namaste India Dinner to connect TAAI delegates with the local Indonesian travel industry. Incredible India’s latest campaign in Indonesia Sahabat India, Festival of India in Indonesia 2015 was promoted in the evening too.There were arrangements for pre and post event familiarisation tours for the agents in and around Indonesia and Singapore as well.last_img read more

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January 17, 2019

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January 9, 2019

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