Disney Legends honour prompts Robert Downey Jr pot story

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Robert Downey Jr. says he had a wild Disneyland ride in his younger days.The “Iron Man” and “Avengers: Endgame” star, among those honoured Friday as Disney Legends, said his first visit to the Southern California resort included a brief detention for “smoking pot in a gondola.”“I was brought to a surprisingly friendly processing centre, given a stern warning and returned to, if memory serves, one very disappointed group chaperone,” Downey said.He turned serious when he spoke about the Marvel movies.“I get to remain a fan of the first inclusive and evolving cinematic universe ever so far,” said Downey, whose character meets a dark fate in “Avengers: Endgame.”Disney CEO Robert Iger presented the Legends trophy to the actor at the D23 Expo Disney fan event. The company said it honours those who have made remarkable contributions to the Disney legacy.Singer Christina Aguilera, actress Ming-Na Wen, journalists Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts and directors Jon Favreau and Kenny Ortega were among others receiving trophies.Aguilera, who performed “Reflection” from the Disney movie “Mulan,” called it “way cooler than a Grammy.”Wen thanked her mother for giving her the courage to live “this American dream.”The actress voiced the role of Mulan and is joining the cast of the upcoming Disney Plus streaming service’s “The Mandalorian.”Lynn Elber, The Associated Press read more

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US methane regulation reversal widens its competitive advantage says CAPP CEO

CALGARY — The group representing Canada’s oil and gas industry says a U.S. proposal to ease regulations aimed at cutting methane emissions will create another competitive advantage for American producers.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it is following President Donald Trump’s directive to remove regulatory burdens on the oil and gas sector by considering rescinding many of its requirements to monitor and plug methane leaks.In 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and then-U.S. president Barack Obama jointly agreed to chop methane emissions in Canada and the U.S. by more than 40 per cent from 2012 levels by 2025 by cracking down on the oil and gas sector.Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers CEO Tim McMillan says the industry can meet that target but Ottawa’s proposed regulations expected to kick in next year are an inefficient solution to the problem and duplicate provincial government programs.He says the EPA move adds to U.S. advantages over Canada including its corporate tax reductions, better pipeline approval system and more efficient regulatory systems.Dale Marshall, national climate change manager for Environmental Defence, however, says Canada should go forward on its own to prevent oil and gas methane leaks because it is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He added federal regulation ensures all of Canada is following the same rules.“Prime Minister Trudeau and president Obama on many fronts in the last days of the Obama presidency made common commitments and we see over and over again the U.S. stepping away from those commitments and Canada forging ahead,” said McMillan.“If Canada’s going to go it alone on carbon pricing, on Arctic drilling moratoriums, on methane regulations, we have to do it efficiently.” The Canadian Press read more

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As tsunami relief effort moves into third week UN operation gathers momentum

“On a scale of 1 to 10, on the relief operation, we’re probably at about 7.5 to 8 across the board,” the Director of the Coordination and Response Division of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Kevin M. Kennedy, told a news briefing in New York as the crisis entered its third week.He said the Indonesian provinces of Aceh and Sumatra, the worst-ravaged area of the dozen nations struck by the tsunami on 26 December, accounting for more than two thirds of the deaths, remain the “focus of effort, the centre of gravity,” with logistics remaining a major challenge due to the broken infrastructure.”I can’t tell you that we’ve actually reached every spot but we’re closing in, if you will, on the spots we’ve not reached before, particularly on the western coast of Sumatra, with great help from the foreign militaries and utilizing their helicopters,” he added. The coast road is being reopened and this will greatly assist relief efforts, he noted.Earlier today the UN opened a joint Disaster Management Centre (DMC) set up with the Indonesian Government in Jakarta, the capital, calling it “crucial for earmarking available resources” and for ensuring that the Government and UN “are working with the same baseline data on the affected people – who they are and what their needs are.”Throughout the whole Indian Ocean region, from Indonesia in the east to Somalia in the west, the tsunami injured more than a half million people and left up to 5 million lacking basic services, with hundreds of thousands at risk of deadly epidemics due to lack of clean drinking water, medicines and sanitation.The UN World Health Organization (WHO) said there had so far been no reports of epidemic outbreaks of diarrhoeal diseases such a cholera and typhoid fever, a major fear in such disasters, but it added that access to safe water and sanitation “remain of critical concern.”In Sri Lanka, where 1 million people have been affected, WHO has provided supplies to help reduce the risk of disease, including water purification tablets, testing kits, and materials to eradicate mosquitoes and reduce the number of flies, especially at relief camps with poor sanitation.In Indonesia, OCHA reported some cases of diarrhoea, respiratory and skin diseases and noted that many people are suffering from mental trauma. Hospitals are overwhelmed with the injured and sick, it added.Starting tomorrow, WHO with other UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will launch a major six-day health assessment of all affected areas in Sumatra with the help of the United States and other militaries, focusing on immediate health needs as well as on water and sanitation, Mr. Kennedy said.Meanwhile, Secretary-General Kofi Annan continued his tour of the region after launching a nearly $1 billion UN flash appeal, the largest ever for a natural disaster, in Jakarta last week. Over the weekend he visited Sri Lanka and yesterday began a two-day visit to The Maldives.”I think the first test will come on the 11th (tomorrow) in Geneva, where we are having a pledging conference,” Mr. Annan told a news conference in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo when asked if he was confident that pledges of international aid, now estimated at up to $4 billion, would be translated into disbursements. The conference, to be attended by ministers from at least 30 donor and affected countries, will determine priority needs for the next six months as the flash appeal is already covered by pledges.”I am hopeful, that the billion dollars that we have asked for, we will receive on the 11th,” Mr. Annan said. “And of course as I said, we are in this for the longer term and we would hope to be able to keep the donors also engaged for that period. I know there is concern that once the crisis dies down and the cameras go away, the world may forget. It is our responsibility to constantly remind them that the work, the job is not done.”Mr. Kennedy said the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers had offered its services to the UN free of charge to help improve tracking the aid and assist in any credible allegations of fraud, waste or abuse that might arise.For its part the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) called for immediate measures to protect children in the tsunami zone from exploitation, abuse, and criminal trafficking, warning that “those who would prey upon children in this chaotic environment are already at work.”In New York today UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy and former US President Bill Clinton launched a fund to bring safe drinking water and sanitation systems to children and families affected by the tsunami. “I applaud President Clinton for this extraordinary philanthropic leadership,” Ms. Bellamy told a news conference at UNICEF House.Mr. Clinton hailed “this opportunity to expand the work of my foundation with UNICEF, which has a great record of response to humanitarian crises, especially in the provision of care to children.” read more

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UN refines Ebola response amid efforts to bring outbreak under control by

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 20 per cent of new Ebola infections occur during burials of diseased Ebola patients when family and community members perform religious rites that require directly touching or washing the highly infectious body.“By building trust and respect between burial teams, bereaved families and religious groups, we are building trust and safety in the response itself,” Dr. Pierre Formenty, one of WHO’s leading Ebola experts, said in a press release. The new protocol was developed by an interdisciplinary WHO team in tandem with faith-based organizations and encourages the inclusion of family and local clergy in the planning and preparation of the burial, as well as the burial itself. It falls in line with a UN-wide directive aimed at managing and treating 70 per cent of Ebola cases and making safe 70 per cent of burials by 1 December. In addition, the protocol provides sensitivity guidelines for when Ebola burial teams first meet victims’ families, including abstaining from wearing personal protective equipment and asking the family if there are specific requests for managing the burial and personal effects of the deceased. “Introducing components such as inviting the family to be involved in digging the grave and offering options for dry ablution and shrouding will make a significant difference in curbing Ebola transmission,” Dr. Formenty continued. Meanwhile, in a press briefing from Geneva, the UN children’s agency (UNICEF), stated that its “massive” Ebola operation in the most-affected countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea, would see a doubling of supplies for frontline health workers, including a newly developed coverall impermeable to the Ebola virus. Based on the agency’s planned scale-up, UNICEF would need at least 1 million of the new coveralls by 1 December, in addition to supplies of other protective gear, chlorine and essential medicines. Moreover, the agency said, the number of UNICEF staff on the ground would double from 300 to 600, with a particular focus on being with the communities to support social mobilization and to help service delivery. “This is the most complex emergency to which we have ever had to respond, and it has required agility in the provision of products, supply chains and service delivery,” said Shanelle Hall, Director of UNICEF’s global supply and logistics operations. “Supply chains have had to be flexible, and meet extremely high standards of quality,” she continued. “UNICEF is working with governments, industry and partners to establish whole new supply chains so that we are able to deliver dozens of new products to new service delivery locations.” The UN’s refined efforts aimed at controlling the Ebola outbreak will be dealt a substantial assist when an experimental vaccine, currently undergoing laboratory testing, is issued to the affected West African nations. The vaccine could be dispatched as early as January 2015. read more

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Nonprofit leadership program sees first graduates

Brock University’s Goodman School of Business saw 26 community members graduate from the inaugural Non-Profit Leadership Certificate program this week.The program is run through Goodman’s Centre for Innovation, Management and Enterprise Education (CIMEE) which provides public and customized business seminars for Niagara professionals.Tailored to fit a leadership development gap in the non-profit sector, the program provides community members with the tools and information they need to successfully lead teams and organizations.“We had previously developed programming for municipal and corporate leaders and knew that we could build on the success of these programs to provide a valuable service for the many non-profit organizations that do such great work in Niagara,” said Goodman Interim Dean Barry Wright.Running over eight weeks, the program is made up of eight evening courses and includes a range of topics such as Finance for the Non-Profit Sector and Change Management.“A unique attraction of this program is the bespoke nature of the content. We asked over 600 non-profit contacts to tell us their professional development needs when designing the program,” said CIMEE manager Abdul Rahimi.Business professionals from Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region, Community Addiction Services of Niagara, Community Living Fort Erie, Community Living Grimsby, Heartland Forest, New Hope Church, Niagara Sustainability Initiative, Project Share, Red Roof Retreat, United Way Niagara, Wellspring Niagara Cancer Support Foundation, Lincoln & West Lincoln, and YWCA Niagara participated.For Lisa Panetta, CEO of Community Addiction Services of Niagara, the program provided a forum where she could discuss ideas and benefit from mentorship opportunities.“Leaders in non-profit don’t necessarily have entire finance or human resource departments so they often have to excel in several areas at once,” said Panetta.“Leadership development is a big need in Niagara. The program was attractive to me since it had the credibility of being run by the Goodman School of Business. We had a wonderful group of participants and we generated great ideas and discussion,” she said.The next non-profit program will be held in Fall, 2017.Thx @GoodmanSchool! We were privileged to have stellar professors in a class surrounded by professionals who have a <3 for their community. https://t.co/D2uoeEnkJ4— United Way Niagara (@UWNiagara) December 7, 2016Community members from local non-profit organizations received their certificates from CIMEE Dec. 7 read more

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FCPF boosting National Toshaos Council for REDD readiness

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNTC gets FCPF boost for REDD+ readinessNovember 16, 2018In “latest news”Natural Resources Ministry inks first contract for REDD+ Readiness Process in Guyana December 21, 2017In “Environment”New National Toshaos Council Head electedJuly 18, 2018In “latest news” The Ministry of Natural Resources through the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Project is executing a consultancy for the institutional strengthening of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), the Department of Public Information (DPI) has reported.FCPF’s Project Assistant Michelle Astwood addresses the executive members of the National Toshaos Council (NTC) at the opening of the FCPF-REDD+ familarisation workshop on February 26, 2018.As part of this programme, a three-day familarisation workshop commenced on February 26, 2018, at the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) Multiplex Building, Kingston, involving the 20 elected executive members of the NTC.Speaking at the workshop, FCPF’s Project Assistant Michelle Astwood said the 21-month consultancy will boost the organisational, governance and financial capabilities of the NTC and other related stakeholder organisations. This is in keeping with the FCPF Readiness Process, which aims to prepare the NTC and other stakeholders to be involved and make a meaningful contribution to the national programme for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), DPI said.Ms. Astwood noted too that the FCPF is putting special emphasis to involve women in the REDD+ Readiness Process, and urged the NTC’s support for upcoming initiatives in this regard.GFC’s Chairman Jocelyn Dow pledged the support of the GFC for FCPF-REDD+ activities, also noting the NTC’s role to ensure there is local content in internationally-led sustainable development programmes and policies like FCPF-REDD+.In his remarks, NTC’s Chairman Joel Fredericks said the Toshaos are pleased that the long-awaited FCPF-REDD+ project has started, and they are all eager to be involved and to support the ongoing activities.One of the outcomes of the FCPF-REDD+ project includes providing financial assistance for office rental and the hiring of three permanent staff for the NTC’s Secretariat, DPI said. read more

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New 814K wheel dozer from Caterpillar offers greater efficiency and data insight

first_imgThe new Cat® 814K wheel dozer from Caterpillar features a new, sound-suppressed cab, efficient power unit and transmission drive, and centralised service station configuration to drive machine uptime and operator productivity to new levels. With its rugged structure designed to achieve multiple life cycles under the toughest operating conditions, the 814K delivers high production operation in applications like utility work at mines, heavy civil construction backfilling and grading work, and ground preparation and subbase work on airport and commercial projects.The wheel dozer’s upgraded cab design makes the operator’s workspace more comfortable and provides for more efficient machine operation. Isolation cab mounting plus seat air-suspension safeguard against machine vibration feedback to the operator. The quiet cabin reduces operating noise levels to just 71 dB, compared to 78 dB of its predecessor, with a sound-suppression package option to lower sound levels to 70 dB.Cab entry/exit is greatly facilitated through integration of the new fold-up STIC™ (Steering and Transmission Integrated Control System) armrest. STIC delivers maximum machine responsiveness and control plus smoother, faster cycles, while minimising operator movement to reduce fatigue. Simple side-to-side movements turn the machine to the left or right, and gear selection control is operated through a finger-controlled rocker switch. Removal of the steering wheel console vastly increases operator space and improves forward visibility of the work area.Today’s 814K wheel dozer offers a newly upgraded touch screen information display for intuitive machine control. The new panel displays critical machine operating data such as system temperatures, fuel use and machine hours. The dozer’s new Vital Information Management System (VIMS™) allows technicians to connect directly to the machine to access a wide range of sensor information and expanded machine data. This allows managers to create productivity reports, identify operator training opportunities, see data logging of machine parameters and diagnostic codes, and monitor machine health. Cat Product Link™ offers remote access of machine operating data through the easy-to-use VisionLink® interface to facilitate fleet management.The new 814K is powered by the Cat C7.1 ACERT™ engine meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards, or Brazil MAR-1 emission standards equivalent to Tier 3 and Stage IIIA to meet global emissions standards. Featuring Engine Idle Shutdown and Auto Idle Kickdown to avoid unnecessary idling, the new field-proven engine boasts lower fuel consumption than with previous models. Load Sense Control Hydraulics provide on-demand hydraulic flow required by the implement and steering system to further improve fuel efficiency and deliver increased rimpull.Offering four forward and reverse speeds to match application demands, the wheel dozer boasts the best-in-class Cat planetary powershift transmission, designed specifically for the most demanding mining applications. Through the Cat-exclusive Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Strategy (APECS), the new 814K delivers consistent and smooth shifting, even when under load. APECS results in no loss of momentum on slopes during gear shifts, so the dozer climbs grades more efficiently and with less fuel burn.Two Cat blade design options offer rugged durability and excellent dozing and rolling characteristics. The 2.84-m3 (3.72-yd3) straight blade delivers high production dozing on stockpile material and general earthmoving projects. Alternatively, the 10.5 m3 (13.8 yd3) coal blade provides precise and productive dozing, while helping to retain load control with increased capacity for lighter materials.The new 814K wheel dozer includes a host of features that reduce service time to maximize machine uptime. The machine’s new centralize ground-level service area provides quick access to the master disconnect switch with integrated lock-out/tag-out, DEF purge lamp for Tier 4 Final/Stage IV engines, circuit breakers, emergency fuel shutoff switch and jump start receptacle. Grouping of grease points for steering, hitch and rear axle trunnions along with easily visible fluid sight gauges reduce time spent on daily maintenance requirements.By providing the operator with real-time operating data, VIMS system notifications alert operators and technicians of machine issues, so they can be quickly addressed before experiencing a significant downtime event. The machine’s new high efficiency hydraulic filtration results in cleaner hydraulic oil to increase component life and extends the oil inspection requirement by 50 percent, from 2,000 to 4,000 hours. Railings, ladders and non-slip surfaces for platform level access points help to enhance technician safety when working on the engine and cooling system.The new Cat 814K wheel dozer is currently available for worldwide orders. The first machine shipments are planned for June 2018.last_img read more

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Should employers wake up and smell the bacon

first_imgSomething for the weekend…The Employee Benefits team has received some off-the-wall press releases in its time, but one release landed in our inbox this week to top them all.The press release, from J&D’s Foods, announced the launch of a product that “offers the support of briefs, the freedom of boxers and the smell of breakfast cooking in your pants.” That’s right, bacon-scented underwear has landed, and just in time for Christmas!Apparently, each pair has been handmade in the USA, costs $19.99, and the bacon fragrance could last up to a year.J&D’s Foods’ legal team advised it to include the following ‘serious’ disclaimers in the press release:Bacon-scented underwear is not recommended for people in the following professions: mail carriers, zookeepers, veterinarians, dog catchers and walkers, and circus performers (especially lion tamers). If you are hiking in the woods where bears are known to roam, please do not wear bacon-scented underwear without also carrying a firearm.Could this blend of food and clothing be the future of workplace benefits?At the Employee Benefits headquarters, we’re not betting on it… If you have a large dog with razor sharp teeth, please do not fall asleep in the underwear.last_img read more

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College student finishes final exam from hospital bed while in labor

first_imgKANSAS CITY, Mo. (WSVN) — A college student says she wanted to finish her final exams on time, even if it meant doing so while in labor.Nayzia Thomas is a sophomore attending Johnson County Community College in Kansas City, Missouri. When she went into labor slightly ahead of her due date, Thomas said she still wanted to finish her final exams if she could help it.“It wasn’t due until the end of the week,” Thomas told Yahoo! Lifestyle. “But my goal was to try to have everything done before. [I thought] before all this gets crazy, let me hurry up and finish this final.”Rather than putting off the last exam and getting an “incomplete” grade, Thomas was determined to finish the assignment from her hospital bed.Her mother snapped a photo of her in the hospital room, showing her laptop in front of her and textbook by her side. my mom took this pic & it’s the perfect explanation of my life. yes i’m about to have a baby, but final SZN ain’t over yet 🤓📚 pic.twitter.com/7LyrDBE9iN— nayzia’ (@naydxll) December 12, 2017 update: on 12/12/17 we had a healthy baby boy. However, I experienced major blood loss & my body went into shock post-delivery. It was very scary, but his father was right there to take over when I went unconscious. We are blessed! AND I’m finishing the semester w/ a 3.5 GPA!💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/CLFGjf3hLD— nayzia’ (@naydxll) December 14, 2017 “School is so important to me,” she said. “I didn’t want [the pregnancy] to be in the way. That’s what people expect. You’re a teen mom, you’re a young mother. That’s why my mom took that picture. It shows follow through.”About 12 hours after the photo was taken, Thomas said she gave birth to her son Anthony.As she recovered post-birth, her tweet with the photo went viral, receiving over 28,000 retweets and over 133,000 likes.Thomas later posted a follow-up tweet, saying that although she suffered major blood loss after the delivery, the baby’s father was by her side to help.“We are blessed!” she wrote. “AND I’m finishing the semester with a 3.5 GPA!”  Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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The 1962 lessons

first_img50 years after the 1962 Sino-Indian war, in 2012, when much was written and commented in Indian media and some Chinese declassified records became available, United Services Institution of India (USI) took on the task of researching this war, juxtaposing the Chinese and Indian records.A team of officers with a flair for military history, headed by Lt Gen Vinay Shankar (retd), attempted to as he states, “clinically and objectively”, chronicles’ the battles and encounters of the 1962 war, based on an official version of the Chinese government and the synthesis of all that has been reported and written in India and abroad and also the leaked portions of the report of a study by Lt Gen TB Henderson Brooks and Brig (later Lt Gen) P S Bhagat, VC. Also Read – World War I’s forgotten violent aftermath and toxic legacyThe eight chapters of the book are: 1. The Politico-Diplomatic Prelude (1947-62), 2. The Military Campaign, covering Ladakh, the Western Sector  and Kameng, Lohit, Subansiri and Siang Frontier Divisions, the Eastern Sector, 3. The Chinese Air Threat, 4. Public Opinion in the Build-Up to the War, 5. Indian Military Thought: 1947-62, 6. Epilogue, 7. A Road Map to Closure and 8. Tailpiece, which contains some personal reminiscences of the war based on first-hand experiences. It includes two narratives of the prisoners of the Chinese war. These also reflect the trauma of being vanquished in the war.  Also Read – Enid Blyton’s adventures get even more mouth-wateringOf the many battles fought between Indian Army and China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), during the Sino-Indian war of 1962, two battles-of Walong and Rezang La (la means a mountain pass) – both were fought by battalions of the Kumaon Regiment – merit is mentioned here because both the Kumaonis fought to the last man, last bullet.While such great valour must be highlighted in motivational lectures, in this case, it, unfortunately, reflects very poorly on the government of that day. Because not only was the Indian Army pitched into this war under-clad, under-armed, under-equipped and ill-prepared by the then main political players, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Defence Minister V K Krishna Menon, but they also (a) failed to appreciate the  situation the Chinese threat/intentions, (b) refused to heed the warnings about Chinese movements conveyed to them by senior field commanders, (c) interfered in the military chain of command (d) interfered in tactical decisions and (e) stupidly and stubbornly ordered the Army to undertake tasks for which, apart from deficiencies mentioned, the Army simply did not have the numerical strength of troops. On 12 October, 1962, at Palam Airport before departing on a visit to Colombo, Nehru  insouciantly revealed to the media that he had ordered the Indian Army “to throw the Chinese out”.Referring to the part of Henderson Brooks-Bhagat report, which was leaked out in 2014 by Australian journalist Neville Maxwell, Arun Jaitley had stated: “What has been made public is part-I of the report. It has already been reported in the media but pages 112 to 167 are still not known. Is it because these pages contain some material which can be embarrassing to those in power in 1962? The first 111 pages have been made public, rather than allowing public opinion be influenced by unauthentic sources, it is now necessary to make the balance pages public. The contents of the report also raise some legitimate questions. The military strategy of the then government has been seriously questioned. The intelligence assessment of the Chinese attitude was a flawed one. The military strategy in creating “forward posts” has been criticised as providing to the Chinese a pretext for invasion. It further appears from the report that the prime minister and his favourite set of officials both in the Army and in the Intelligence establishment were flawed in their assessment. In fact, the opinion of these officials close to the prime minister had cost this country heavily. The unpreparedness of the Armed forces is writ large in the contents of the report. Was a Himalayan blunder of 1962, in fact, a Nehruvian blunder? The leaked contents of the report serve as a lesson for us today. How prepared are we in our military strategy? Contemporary evidence indicates that our defence procurement has suffered. This adversely hurts our armed forces who are professional amongst the best in the world. Are we willing to learn lessons from 1962?”. However, soon after the BJP came to power and Jaitley became the defence minister he stressed that the Henderson-Brooks report “is a top-secret document and has not been declassified so far. The release of this report, fully or partially, or disclosure of any information related to this report, would not be in national interest”.Recollections by survivors of the 1962 battles make veteran’s blood boil. It is because these recollections rub in the fact of how clueless and callous leaders like Nehru and Krishna Menon were and how their impractical orders were followed by Indian officers and soldiers with utmost bravery, often knowing that they would not survive. As Major General Ian Cardozo (retd) recounts in Param Vir Chakra: Our Heroes in Battle: “Every single man of this company was found dead in his trench with several bullet or splinter wounds. The two-inch mortar man died with a bomb still in his hand. The medical orderly had a syringe and a bandage in his hand when a Chinese bullet killed him. A dozen bodies of Ahirs (this was an all Ahir battalion of the Kumaon Regiment-all plainsmen unlike the Kumaonis) were found outside their trenches indicating that they had in turn attacked the attacking Chinese when they were killed.”  Of the 1,000 mortar bombs with them, 993 had been fired. The mortar detachment personnel were readying to fire the other seven when they were killed. The end of this war saw Nehru, who had for long deceived the Parliament and the nation, a “broken man”. Too little, too late, he had to sack Krishna Menon. This book is an important trail-brazing reference base for further research by China watchers and a must read for all government leaders and officials dealing with national security.last_img read more

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Graceful reminder of China

first_imgYauatcha, the Michelin starred Dim Sum tea house from London is a contemporary yet casual teahouse that offers an all-day dining experience. Serving Modern Cantonese cuisine it offers affordable luxury in the world of eclectic food expression.Within a few years of its launch in India it has established a strong presence in the country with restaurants in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi and Kolkata. Modern authenticity is at the root of Yauatcha’s cuisine and service inspired by history, they acknowledge the traditions of the past while interpreting them for today. With the chefs taking recipes from all over China, and using cooking methods true to a thousand years of Chinese tradition, they have infused them with a modern sensibility. The result is authentic Cantonese cooking with a contemporary flair. Yauatcha’s architecture design relates to how the space feels. The palette of design materials used in Yauatcha forms a modern interpretation of the old Chinese teahouse. The seating embodies the atmosphere of a congenially vibrant ‘chatter shop’, akin to the traditional Hong Kong dim sum restaurants. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe interiors with its blue glass, slim tropical fish tank decor and ceiling fans are now synonymous with the restaurant. Beautifully embroidered Chinese motifs on the leather chairs lend an added sense of grace to the restaurant. The light mood settings change as per the time of the day and so does the music. On walking through the reception, one discovers the expanse of the restaurant featuring the open kitchen where the master chefs are at work, the main dining area and a dramatic bar perched on the center stage of the restaurant. The main dining has contemporary partitions interspersed with blue glass and white marble. The restaurant is wrapped in cozy black pine and fly ash bricks. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveYautcha caters to Jain dietary preferences and chefs can alter wok dishes to accommodate an allergy condition of a guest. Some of their best alcoholic beverages include Lalu, Lychee Martini, Cha La Lai, Lam peak Martini, Baron Vert while their top five selling dishes are:• Crispy prawn cheung fun• Stir fry udon noodles in black pepper sauce• Schezuanmabo tofu• Crispy duck roll• Raspberry delicelast_img read more

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Driver flees accident scene

first_imgClick on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics. If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them. To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Two cars collided in Berea Road this evening (October 28).One of the drivers fled the scene after the crash.Public Safety and towing services responded.No injuries were sustained.DID YOU KNOW?last_img read more

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first_img News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2019 Johns Hopkins Named Qualified Provider-led Entity to Develop Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging On June 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Johns Hopkins University School… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | February 15, 2019 Amazon Comprehend Medical Brings Medical Language Processing to Healthcare Amazon recently announced Amazon Comprehend Medical, a new HIPAA-eligible machine learning service that allows… read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | February 13, 2019 Siemens Healthineers Demonstrates Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare Digitalization at HIMSS19 February 13, 2019 — At the 2019 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) global conference and e read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | Cardiac Imaging | February 11, 2019 New Appropriate Use Criteria Outlined for Multimodality Imaging of Nonvalvular Heart Disease The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with nine other cardiology professional societies, recently published a… read more Pseudocolor accentuated CT scan image of a liver tumor. Image courtesy of Lucence Diagnostics. Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. April 14, 2010 – As doctors become more mobile, requiring access to clinical data at remote workstations or at the point-of-care, the American College of Radiology (ACR) has launched the ACR Appropriateness Criteria Anytime, Anywhere application (app).This new app provides physicians evidence-based clinical guidance for imaging decisions, covering 167 topics. The content includes topics from expert panels in breast, cardiac, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, neurologic, thoracic, urologic, pediatric, vascular, and women’s imaging, as well as interventional radiology and radiation oncology. Physicians can download the app onto handheld electronic devices, including the iPhone, Blackberry, Palm products, and other personal digital assistants, smart phones, or handheld electronic devices.Developed in collaboration with Skyscape, a mobile medical information company, this application is an alternative to radiology benefit management companies or computerized physician order entry systems that do not contain the ACR Appropriateness Criteria guidance.Please visit www.acr.org/ac_pda for more information. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | June 12, 2019 Three Palm Software Releases WorkstationOne Version 1.8.8 Three Palm Software announced the release of the 1.8.8 version of its breast imaging workstation, WorkstationOne. This… read more News | Oncology Diagnostics | March 12, 2019 Lucence Diagnostics to Develop AI Tools for Liver Cancer Treatment Genomic medicine company Lucence Diagnostics announced a new project to develop artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms… read more read more News | Digital Pathology | July 16, 2019 Paige Announces Clinical-grade Artificial Intelligence in Pathology July 16, 2019 — Computational pathology… read more Technology | April 14, 2010 ACR Launches Appropriateness Criteria iPhone App News | Artificial Intelligence | February 06, 2019 IMS to Unveil Prototype Imaging Machine Learning Platform at HIMSS19 International Medical Solutions (IMS) announced a solution that will enable radiologists and other clinicians to use… read morelast_img read more

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first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J In a sudden move, Jetset Travelworld has announced the restructuring of its wholesale operations that will see the division of business and the departure of current group general manager Simon Bernardi.Releasing plans earlier this morning, Jetset Travelworld Limited chief executive Peter Lacaze said effective immediately Mr Bernardi will step down from his post and wholesale businesses Travel Indochina, ATS Pacific and the FIT would be divided and managed as separate divisions. Relocating from Los Angeles to Australia over the coming months, current president of Stella Travel Services USA, Michael Londregan will run the FIT division which includes; Qantas Holidays, VIVA, Harvey’s Choice, Wholesale Australia, USA and Global Product Purchasing.Wholesale business Travel Indochina will continue to operate under current managing director (MD) Paul Hole as ATS Pacific will operate under the leadership of Col Hughes.  With the three MDs reporting directly to Mr Lacaze, the head added that although Mr Bernardi would leave the company he “has generously agreed to work closely with… [the team] to achieve a smooth transition”.Meanwhile as Mr Londregan moves to Australia, Stella Travel Services USA current chief financial officer Gary Goeldner will replace the head as Acting President.Stella Travel Services USA includes Qantas Vacations, Travel2, Islands in the Sun and Travelscene.last_img read more

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California Home Sales Weaken in August

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Home sales in California came in below average once again in August as prices continued to crawl up.Real estate information firm CoreLogic DataQuick estimated Friday that August home sales in the state—including new and resale houses and condos—totaled 37,228 last month, down 6.0 percent from July’s estimate of 39,608. Compared to a year ago, sales fell 12.5 percent short.August home sales have varied in California from a low of 29,764 in 1992 to a high of 73,285 in 2005, according to the company’s data. Last month’s sales were 21.6 percent below the long-running average of 47,456 for all the months of August since 1988.California sales haven’t been above the average for any month in more than eight years, the firm said.Of the existing homes that sold in the state last month, an estimated 5.4 percent were houses that had been foreclosed on during the past year, CoreLogic DataQuick reported. That figure is down 5.6 percent from July and 7.8 percent from a year prior.The median price paid for a home in the Golden State in August was $393,000, marking a slight increase from July’s median of $392,000. A year ago, the median price in the state was $361,000.Last month marked the 30th straight month in which the state’s median sales price rose on an annual basis.Finally, the typical monthly mortgage payment buyers committed themselves to in August was $1,523, just barely up from July and less than $100 up from a year ago. Adjusted for inflation, August’s payment was 35.5 percent below the typical payment made in spring 1989, the peak of the prior real estate cycle, and 47.7 percent below the current cycle’s peak of 47.7 percent—set in June 2006. California Home Sales Weaken in August September 14, 2014 594 Views center_img Share CoreLogic DataQuick Home Prices Home Sales 2014-09-14 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

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Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Not much went right for the Cardinals last season as the team put up an underwhelming 7-8-1 record while failing to make the playoffs.But aside from the lack of team success, the Cardinals got to see the emergence of a star and possible future face of the franchise in running back David Johnson.Johnson did it all for the Cardinals in 2016. On the ground he recorded 1,239 yards and 16 touchdowns and through the air he added another 879 yards and four touchdowns. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 14 Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) runs as Washington Redskins inside linebacker Su’a Cravens (36) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Among running backs, Johnson ranked seventh in rushing yards and his receiving yards mark put him 38th in the league, which is pretty high when you remember he is not actually a receiver.Put it all together, and Johnson’s versatility was unmatched.That versatility is one reason that Gary Davenport of Bleacher Report put Johnson as the most dominant running back heading into 2017.Over the first 16 weeks of the 2016 season, David Johnson of the Arizona Cardinals played in 15 games. In every one of those games, the 25-year-old hit the century mark. It was an NFL record, and only a knee injury in the final game of the season prevented a clean sweep.Not bad for a third-round draft pick out of Northern Iowa.Johnson might not be the best pure runner in the NFL, but as he showed last year, his all-around skill set can’t be beat.And I wouldn’t bet against him joining Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk in the 1,000/1,000 club.Davenport listed Johnson ahead of Le’Veon Bell, Ezekiel Elliott and LeSean McCoy, all of whom had more rushing yards than the Cardinal but could not match his receiving yards or touchdown total. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Clocks go forward tonight

first_imgDaylight saving time begins this weekend as clocks move forward one hour on Sunday at 3am (tonight). For Cyprus, this means the sun will now rise at around 6.45am instead of 5.45am and set at 7pm instead of 6pm, adding an hour of sunlight to the early evening.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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