MOSPI orders revamp merges NSSO CSO into NSO

first_imgNew Delhi: The Statistics and Programme Implementation has decided to merge the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) into National Statistical Office (NSO) in a major restructuring move. The ministry in an order issued on May 23 regarding the restructuring of the ministry (MOSPI), stated, “In order to streamline and strengthen the present nodal function of MOSPI with respect to Indian official statistics system and bring in more synergy by integrating its administrative functions within the ministry.” Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsAccording to the order, Statistical Wing, comprising the NSO with constituents as the CSO and the NSSO, to be an integral part of the main ministry. It stated that the NSO would be headed by Secretary Statistics and Programme Implementation, with various divisions reporting to the Secretary through Director Generals (DGs). The CSO headed by a DG brings out macro economic data like economic (GDP) growth data, industrial production and inflation. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chiefThe NSSO conducts large-scale surveys and brings out reports on health, education, household expenditure and other social and economic indicators. The NSSO and the CSO were functioning independently. The MOSPI order also stated that with the reorganisation of the CSO and the NSSO within NSO as part of the main ministry, the administrative functions will be streamlined with the involvement of DG level officers in administrative and overall coordination of the ministry. The Data Processing Division (DPD) of the present NSSO would be renamed Data Quality Assurance Division (DQAD) and have the responsibility to bring out quality improvements in survey data, as well in data of non-survey source like Economic Census and administrative statistics (provided by various department or bodies). The Field Operation Division (FOD) of the present NSSO will be subordinate office of the MOSPI, and all other divisions of present CSO, NSSO and the administrative wing to exist as division of the ministry. However, the order did not speak anything about the National Statistical Commission (NSC), which was overseeing statistical works in India. The government had set up the NSC through a resolution on June 1, 2005. The setting up of the NSC followed the decision of the Union Cabinet to accept the recommendations of the Rangarajan Commission, which reviewed the Indian Statistical System in 2001. The NSC was constituted on July 12, 2006 with a mandate to evolve policies, priorities and standards in statistical matters. The NSC has four Members besides a Chairperson, each having specialization and experience in specified statistical fields.last_img read more

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Corus Writers Apprentice Program in Conjunction with the Banff

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement TORONTO, March 28, 2018 – It’s back again! Today, the Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) and CorusEntertainment announced that submissions are being accepted for the 2018 Corus Writer’s Apprentice Program. Attracting experienced writers from across Canada each year, this program offers instructive training and insights into the demands of writing successful television programs. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by Friday, April 20, 2018. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Past Corus Writer’s Apprentice Program recipients have included Tara Armstrong (creator and writer, Mary Kills People), Danielle Shamash & Robyn Matlin (writers, Seed), Gemma Holdway (story editor, Cardinal) and Marsha Greene (story editor and writer, Private Eyes, Mary Kills People and Ten Days in the Valley).For more information about the Corus Writer’s Apprentice Program, please click here.Social Media Links:Follow The Banff World Media Festival on Twitter @BanffMedia and FacebookAbout Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 44 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at the Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival is the world’s largest and most important gathering of entertainment industry and digital media executives dedicated to media content production, broadcast and distribution within TV and digital media. BANFF provides a platform for the evolving media industry to develop its creative and business objectives – it serves as the leading destination for co-production and co-venture partners and is an unparalleled marketplace for over 2,000 international decision-makers to connect with new partners, learn from industry leaders and execute new business deals. The 39th annual Banff World Media Festival will take place June 10-13, 2018 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Canada. Twitter Advertisement Selected candidates will be invited to attend BANFF on a full-access pass and benefit from the extensive networking, pitching, and business-building opportunities. They will also have the chance to meet with showrunners, agents, producers and funders from leading broadcasters from North America and around the world. Moreover, the participants of the Corus Writer’s Apprentice Program will be placed in a two-week internship in the writer’s room of a current Canadian comedy or drama series.“In its fifth year, the Corus Writer’s Apprentice Program continues to foster fresh new creative talent and along with the networking opportunities at BANFF, it also provides them with real story room mentorship opportunities,” said Barbara Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Corus Entertainment. “The program offers tools, training and industry access to move careers and projects forward and supporting that professional development is a win for us in the creative industry.”last_img read more

Tunisia papers downbeat on constitution vote

first_imgTUNIS- Tunisian newspapers were decidedly downbeat Saturday in their assessment of the first full day of voting by the National Constituent Assembly on a new constitution.The assembly began going through the charter on Friday in a process expected to end on January 14, the third anniversary of the ouster of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in the revolution that sparked the Arab Spring.Leading Francophone daily La Presse said disputes among MPs, interruptions and procedural problems made for “distressing scenes,” suggesting the deadline may not be met. “Tunisians who expected to see scenes of solemnity as the constitution was being discussed” were disappointed, it said, comparing scenes in the assembly to “a wild arena in which every cheap shot is permitted.”Parliament began voting Friday on the long-delayed new constitution whose adoption is intended to mark a crucial democratic milestone in the north African nation.The tight deadline set for its adoption could end months of political crisis and further distance Tunisia from the chronic instability plaguing other countries in the region rocked by regime change.But Arabic-language daily Attounisia said the assembly had already “wasted a lot of time writing the new constitution.”“Other obstacles will certainly appear, making the birth of the new constitution painful,” it predicted.The Maghreb daily retained some optimism, but noted that the January 14 deadline would probably not be met.“All members of the assembly appear willing to complete ratification of the constitution in a timely manner, but political will alone may not be enough,” it said.Friday’s first session resulted in lawmakers approving the title of the charter, by 175 votes out of the 184 MPs present, and the first three paragraphs of the preamble only.They are also due to scrutinise the 146 articles finalised in June and some 30 key amendments drafted during the recent negotiations.Another 200 amendments have also been proposed, including an attempt to make Islamic sharia law a main source of legislation, but these are thought to have little chance of passing.The assembly reconvened on Saturday to continue the process.last_img read more

Mundiapolis University Two Partnership Agreements Boost Aeronautic Industry

Rabat – The aeronautic industry in Morocco is still in crucial need of qualified manpower and the technical means to boost the development of this leading sector, said participants at the National Conference on “Developing Aeronautical Skills: A New Approach to a New Vision.” The event was held Thursday, in Casablanca. The event was organized by Mundiapolis University and saw the signing of two bilateral partnership agreements. The signings occurred between the University, represented by Amine Bensaid, Bombardier, represented by Mourad Kamil, and the Moroccan Aeronautics and Space Industries Group (GIMAS), represented by its President, Karim Cheikh. These agreements aim to introduce and develop certification training for employees in the aeronautics sector and the employees of the companies involved. It also hopes to strengthen the professional support of engineering students at Mundiapolis University, particularly through internships, study cases and end-of-studies projects. With more than 12,000 jobs created and 120 companies generating a turnover of nearly USD 1 billion each year, aeronautics is establishing itself as a sector of excellence for Morocco, stressed Mundiapolis.In this regard, Hamid Benbrahim, president of the Community of Moroccan Aerospace Industries and guest of honor of the event, confirmed that Morocco possesses promising competencies in the aeronautic industry. He highlighted the need to keep up with the rapid evolution of this sector by meeting the needs of the market and investors in this field.With the Moroccan aeronautic industry continuing to attract many international investors and companies, such as Bombardier and Boeing, Benbrahim believes that training and education institutions should seize the opportunity to invest in the sector to keep up with the training curricula of the industry.President of Mundiapolis, Amine Bensaid, said that, through this partnership, the university’s ambition is to be the best companion for both students and companies by continuously adapting their training programs to the expectations of the job market and the needs of companies. read more

Holocaust remembrance is a call to action Assembly president says

The International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust must serve as a global call to action to prevent future carnage, the President of the United Nations General Assembly said today.”For the dignity of all humanity, we must strengthen our ability, our collective resolve, to prevent such atrocities, whenever and wherever they might occur,” Srgjan Kerim told congregants at the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan. “Today, is therefore more than a commemoration; it is more that a remembrance; it must serve as a call to action in honour of the victims of the Holocaust.”The President pointed out that since the Holocaust, there have been genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, and Yugoslavia. “That these atrocities occurred is not necessarily the failure of the United Nations as an organization; but rather, represents the lack of collective will of its Member States to take the decision to act or intervene.” He pointed out that currently in places like Darfur, people are suffering from “the very crimes, which, time and time again, we have vowed would never again happen.””Together, it is our common challenge to eliminate all distorted notions that deepen barriers and widen divides: for they all originate in the discriminatory practices of the mind,” he declared, urging a “multi-faceted dialogue that promotes intercultural dialogue and cooperation for peace to replace misunderstanding with mutual understanding and acceptance.”He said the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps over 60 years ago “revealed one of the most evil crimes against humanity” and paid tribute to those who “survived and bravely carried on with their lives, and in doing so inspired others.” On a personal note, Mr. Kerim, who comes from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, recalled that during the Second World War, his father “bravely helped to save and protect the family of Isac Sion, his school friend, amidst the terror of occupation.”The elder Mr. Kerim and his friend subsequently joined the country’s national liberation movement to fight for freedom alongside the Allies, and Mr. Sion eventually became Yugoslavia’s trade representative to the United Kingdom, the Assembly President said. Still, he noted, “more than 7,000 Macedonian Jews, representing nearly 95 per cent of the community, were murdered under Nazi occupation” and today, only 200 remain. The country is now constructing a Holocaust Memorial Centre “to bring back the memory of the victims from Treblinka to Skopje.”The Assembly President also called attention to the atrocities that accompanied the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. “Looking back at the turbulent history of the Balkan region there are some bitter lessons that we must learn: war begins when the perception and pain of others ends,” he said.”We can also turn this around to say that when the perception of the pain of others begins there is no room for war.”He appealed for tolerance of all religions and cultures. “On the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, as well as of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, let us embrace our diversity, and honor our interdependence, as the only path to peace and justice,” he said. 26 January 2008The International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust must serve as a global call to action to prevent future carnage, the President of the United Nations General Assembly said today. read more

Detroit centre removes name of exmayor with racist past

DETROIT — The home of the Detroit’s annual auto show and other major events is officially changing its name that honoured a former mayor known for his racist, segregationist policies.Officials on Tuesday announced that Cobo Center becomes TCF Center. The change follows the February announcement of a $33 million naming rights deal with Chemical Bank, now a division of TCF Bank.Officials have said the name change will save state taxpayers millions of dollars and move the riverfront facility toward being financially self-sustaining. It had been owned and operated by the city until 2009, when a regional authority was created.Officials said earlier this year a new name also removes negative history. Albert Cobo, who served as mayor from 1950 to 1957, sought to keep blacks out of predominantly white neighbourhoods.Jeff Karoub, The Associated Press read more

UN refugee agency signs deal allowing Montagnards to return to Viet Nam

The United Nations refugee agency has signed an agreement with Viet Nam and Cambodia to allow a group of about 750 Montagnard refugees and asylum-seekers to either re-settle in a third country or return to their homeland in Viet Nam.Under the agreement, signed yesterday in Hanoi after two days of talks, the Government of Viet Nam promised to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that any returnees will not be prosecuted, discriminated against or otherwise punished.Ethnic Montagnards, who come from the central highlands region of Viet Nam, have crossed over into neighbouring Cambodia since at least 2001, partly because of long-running land disputes with authorities in Viet Nam. They have been living in temporary, UNHCR-administered sites in Cambodia.The agreement means the Montagnards who want to re-settle in a third country will be given help to do so quickly, while any refugees or asylum-seekers who want to return voluntarily to Viet Nam will be repatriated.Anyone who currently does not want to re-settle in a third country or return to Viet Nam will have a month after their refugee status is determined to choose between the two options. If they still cannot decide, Cambodia, Viet Nam and UNHCR pledged to help them return to Viet Nam “in an orderly and safe fashion and in conformity with national and international laws,” according to the agreement.UNHCR Director of International protection Erika Feller stressed that the agreement covers only the 750 Montagnards living in Cambodia and does not automatically apply to any Montagnards who may flee Viet Nam in the future.“However, if it works the way we hope it will work, then this agreement will be a basis for the future,” she said. read more

Terms have changed Tressel retires not resigns

Aside from the self-imposed punishments issued by the school Friday, Ohio State has changed the terms in which former head coach Jim Tressel left the university. In a seven-page document released Friday by OSU, signed by both Tressel and President E. Gordon Gee, the terms of Tressel’s departure were changed from resignation to retirement.  “Coach Tressel will retire from The Ohio State University effective June 30, 2011,” the document states. Tressel will receive his base pay as well as health benefits through June 30, which amounts to $52,250. Additionally, he will receive a lump sum payment for unused vacation time within 15 days of the agreement going into effect. “I am grateful for this opportunity to retire from the university that I so deeply respect and that I will continue to support,” Tressel said in a statement released Friday. Furthermore, the agreement exempts Tressel from paying the $250,000 fine that was imposed by the school on March 8. “OSU agrees that upon execution of this Agreement it releases, extinguishes, and discharges any rights or claims that it has, may have, or may have had arising out of Coach Tressel’s employment with The Ohio State University,” the document stated.  Tressel’s attorney, Rex Elliot, told the Columbus Dispatch that Tressel argued he had paid enough. “Stepping down after 10 years as the Buckeyes’ head coach will cost him far more than $250,000,” Elliott said. According to Tressel’s contract, which ran through 2015, he would have received around $3.6 million for the upcoming season. Also, for the first time since Tressel’s resignation, it was revealed that the consistent public support for Tressel by Gee and athletic director Gene Smith may not have been completely accurate. Smith told the Dispatch on Thursday that he asked Tressel to step down in a meeting on May 29. This is the first time that either Smith or Gee has admitted to making such a request. The Dispatch reported that “Smith admitted that his support had wavered ‘long before’ he asked for Tressel’s resignation.” It was then clarified by Smith that “long before” meant days, not weeks. A statement in OSU’s response to the NCAA, released Friday, seem to support the revelations made by Smith. “The University eventually determined that it was in the best interest of the University and Tressel for Tressel to resign, and he agreed to do so,” the response document said. Tressel submitted his resignation letter the morning of May 30. At the time, statements in the letter as well as comments by Smith that day implied the decision was made primarily, if not entirely, by Tressel. “I (made) this decision for the greater good of our school,” Tressel wrote. Smith said in the video released May 30 that “it was at that time that (Tressel) decided to resign.” Smith was referring to meeting with Tressel the night before. Gee, Smith and Tressel were not able to be immediately available for comment. read more

CIIP workers picket Corentyne NDC for unpaid salaries

Workers attached to the Community Infrastructure Improvement Programme (CIIP) at the country’s largest Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC); the 52/74 NDC on Monday staged a picketing exercise over unpaid salaries for January.On Monday, the workers said that their salaries are now more than one month overdue.“We need money and this is two months now and we aint get one month pay. The cheque come and the Chairman can’t sign the cheque and me get children to go to school. What will happen to my children,” one of the workers on the picket line said.The CIIP workers holding placards, which read ‘No money. ‘No Work’ and ‘NDC Chairman must go’ demanded that they are paid before returning to work.CIIP workers are paid $25,600 monthly. They are required to work sixteen days per month and four hours per day. The work entails cleaning drains, bushes and removing solid waste in some instances in the NDC area. “It hard for us we need money right now,” another worker said.CIIP workers picketing for their unpaid salariesMeanwhile, the 15 other NDCs in the region which were in existence prior to the November Local Government Elections have been able to make payments to staff in January using the same signatories from the previous NDC.All other NDCs do not have this problem since they continue with the previous signatories to the account until the ministry gives the letter of permission for the new set of signatories to be sent to the bank.When the NDC Chairman asked some Councillors and the Vice Chairman of the NDC about the CIIP workers demonstration, they were directed to the senior regional official who they said is the main persons that orchestrated this matter to go beyond control.NDC Chairman Anil Nandand“We are waiting on the letter from the Ministry of Communities because the REO is saying that they can’t give us the letter from the Ministry so that myself and the other person who is going to be signatures to the account, can sign the cheques,” NDC Chairman Anil Nandand said on Mondau.However, the Chairman said following the picketing exercise he was able to get the Communities Ministry officials, who has promised to have the relevant letters issued on today. Nandand says before the end of to the end of the week the workers are expected to receive their January salaries. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMore than 200 Linden CIIP workers issued termination lettersAugust 12, 2016In “Local News”Little Diamond-Herstelling NDC workers not paid salaries, probe launchedApril 4, 2018In “latest news”‘Starving’, unpaid City Hall workers continue to protestNovember 13, 2017In “Local News” read more

Kielce beat Aalborg in Denmark

3AaB Handball5212127:124530 5Motor-Zntu-Zas5104129:1342-51 4K. Schaffhausen5113126:1443-180 EHF Champions LeagueVive Tauron Kielce Vive Tauron Kielce is still unbeaten in the Champions League as they took the victory against Aalborg Handball 27:25. Even though they had to manage without Julen Aginagalde and Tobias Reichmann (both injured), Polish champions arrived in Aalborg as favourites.The beginning of the game saw quite a lot of action but not very many goals. It was a very good time for Sławomir Szmal who saved many throws, some of them in quite a spectacular way. His teammates, on the other hand, wasted his efforts by making mistakes in attack. Kielce were on the lead but they couldn’t make it to a bigger advance than 2 goals. They played well in defence but so did Aalborg. It took the Poles almost 20 minutes to gain 3-goal-lead (10:7). In the 22. minute Kielce bench and Kielce fans held their breaths as they saw Szmal trying to take over the ball to prevent Aalborg from a fastbreak, and running Tvedten bumped into him. In spite of protests of the hosts, Polish goalkeeper wasn’t punished in any way. By the end of the first half Aalborg changed their defence system from 5:1 to 6:0 and Kielce started having troubles. Additionally, Krzysztof Lijewski was sent off the court for 2 minutes for touching the ball with his leg. Short-handed Kielce had a chance to lost the lead entirely but Martin Larsen missed the goal and the halftime result was 13:12.The second half didn’t began better for Kielce, as Denis Buntić wasted a penalty throw. It was a very good opportunity for Aalborg to equalize and so they did when very well playing Emil Berggren equalized at 13:13. Nevertheless, a couple of mistakes in attack and Kielce were back with 4-goal-lead (18:14, 39. minute). However, Poles wasted their own efforts either. In 40. minute Piotr Chrapkowski was suspended for 2 minutes but he overlooked this fact when he tried to join his mates in defence. As a result, Aalborg played in a double powerplay and Kielce lost 3 goals. After that, Kielce were maintaining 4- or 3-goal lead. In the 58. minute the advantage was 5 goals (27:22) but the Polish champions seemed to let go and Aalborg managed to score 3 more goals.In the Polish team, it was a very good game of Krzysztof Lijewski who was the best scorer with 6 goals and did many good passes. Also both goalkeeper significantly contributed to the victory. In case of the Danish team, contribution of Emil Berggren has to be mentioned. He scored 7 times and was an outstanding player in his team.Pick Szeged beat US Dunkerque 23:21.STANDINGS: 6Dunkerque HB5104113:1232-10-1 2Pick Szeged5401144:1338110 TEXT: MARTYNA USNARSKA 1KS Vive Targi Kielce5500155:13610190 ← Previous Story EHF CL (W): Hypo NO celebrate first two points Next Story → EHF CL Round 5: First defeat for PSG – Metalurg and Alingsas only 0-5 read more

EURO 2014 Croatia is out – Serbia scores only 3 for halftime

The biggest negative surprise of the Women’s EHF EURO 2014 is Croatia. Croatian team lost all the chances to qualify for the Main Round in Zagreb, after shocking defeat against Germany 24:26 (14:13). The things became even worst with injury of Miranda Tatari, who had to leave the court after pain in knee.STATISTICSIn the first match of the Group C, The Netherlands and Sweden played 30:30.STANDINGS:The Netherlands 3Sweden 3Germany 2Croatia 0France gave revenge to Serbian team for defeat at the last EHF EURO 2012 – 27:16 (11:3). Andrea Lekic and Co. set the new record in the lowest number of goals scored in the first half of the matches in European championship – only 3. The previous were linked with Netherlands and Russia, who scored 5.STATISTICSIn the second match of the Day in Osijek, Montenegro easily beat Slovakia 28:24.STANDINGS:Montenegro 4France 4Slovakia 0Serbia 0 ← Previous Story Expensive tickets reason for empty seats in Gyor? Next Story → The worst penalty at EHF EURO 2014 read more

WATCH LIVE Labour leadership hopefuls to go headtohead at hustings

first_img Source: Labour/YouTubeLABOUR PARTY MEMBERS have been voting since 9 June for who they want to see lead their party – but we won’t know who they have chosen until early next month.For now, the next in the series of Labour Party leadership hustings will take place tonight in Dublin’s Mansion House.The hustings will be chaired by Party Chairperson Loraine Mulligan and there will be separate Leader and Deputy Leader debates.What will happen tonightEach Deputy Leadership hopeful – the candidates being Ciara Conway, Sean Sherlock, Alan Kelly and Michael McCarthy – will get to address the meeting for six minutes, after which will come questions from the audience.Then, the two candidates for the Leadership – Alex White and Joan Burton – will each address the meeting for 10 minutes.Again, they will be tasked with answering questions from the audience.The hustings have already visited Galway, Cork and Portlaoise, and the first hustings kicked off in the Radisson Blu hotel at Dublin Airport earlier this month.Things we learned at previous hustingsAt the first meeting, there was a huge amount of discussion about Sinn Féin and the possibility of a future alliance with the party.Alex White said he was in favour of a wealth tax – and that there was “no question” of cutting €2 billion in the next Budget.There was widespread acknowledgement that Labour had made mistakes in government, while Burton said that recovery needs to be “felt in people’s pockets”.Some party members expressed anger towards Labour, while there was discussion of communicating effectively in government (and the lack thereof), and what caused the election bloodbath.Read: 13 things we learned from the first Labour leadership husting>Read: Seconds out, round one in the Labour leadership contest> Updated 6.52pmlast_img read more

Woman threatened by raider with a knife during Limerick shop robbery

first_imgWoman threatened by raider with a knife during Limerick shop robbery Gardaí have arrested a male in his 30s in connection to the robbery. Friday 10 Mar 2017, 10:05 AM A WOMAN WAS threatened during a robbery of a shop in Thomas Street, Co Limerick.Yesterday a lone raider entered a shop armed with a large knife, and threatening a female shop assistant before demanding cash.The raider then left the shop with an undisclosed amount of cash.At approximately 11am, gardaí were told a robbery had taken place on Thomas Street. In a follow-up search, gardaí arrested a man in his 30s.He was detained at Henry Street Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.He is expected to appear before Limerick District Court this morning charged in connection with this robbery.Read: Jogger knocked down in hit and run dies in hospitalRead: Drimnagh Credit Union has been fined €125k for creating ‘unacceptable risk’ of money laundering 9,237 Views A section of Thomas Street, Co Limerick. Share Tweet Email By Gráinne Ní Aodha Image: Google Mapscenter_img A section of Thomas Street, Co Limerick. Image: Google Maps Mar 10th 2017, 10:05 AM No Comments Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Free soup puts 350 in hospital with food poisoning

first_img By AFP Image: Shutterstock/James Steidl Image: Shutterstock/James Steidl Share13 Tweet Email3 Short URL 18,683 Views 9 Comments Free soup puts 350 in hospital with food poisoning The entire 1,000-person village was bundled over to the nearest hospital, where 367 were admitted for treatment. Mar 27th 2017, 7:35 PM Monday 27 Mar 2017, 7:35 PM A FREE LUNCH for villagers in southern Myanmar turned sour after it landed more than a third of the rural community in hospital with food poisoning.Hundreds of villagers from Eain Ta Lone, west of Yangon, fell ill after eating fish stew served at a Buddhist ceremony to celebrate the ordination of local novices.The entire 1,000-person village was bundled over to the nearest hospital, where 367 were admitted for treatment, said charity worker Wai Lin Aung, who helped to transport the villagers.Many were vomiting and some described aches and pains all over their body, he added. They felt like that after eating stewed hilsa (type of fish) and cassia soup at the donation. The sick returned home later and were recovering, Myaung Mya township chief administrator Aung Kyaw Zaya told AFP.“They are all back in the village now. We are monitoring the whole village to see if there are any other health problems.”Myanmar has a poor food safety record and visitors to the country often complain of food poisoning.Tests of street food in the largest city Yangon reportedly found around a third of it contained stomach-churning bacteria.© – AFP 2017Read: Mother of London terror attacker says she has shed ‘many tears’ for victims> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Caicos Express Airways Ready For TakeOff

first_img Related Items:caicos express, conrad howell, provo international airport, Richie arthur Domestic Airline Companies institute insecticide spraying to ward off Zika Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Oct 2014 – Ready for take-off, the first flight of Caicos Express Airways from Provo Intl Airport… Captain Riche Arthur, Managing Director of Caicos Express said it’s been a long time dream for the company to have its branding on the tarmac of Turks and Caicos airports…. CEO, Captain Fred Registre adding that the company is also excited to have an inflight crew. Media was on site, Rev Dr Conrad Howell host of On Your Mind and Expressions was impressed. The new 19-seater officially begins flights tomorrow. Funeral remarks point to a non-suicidal Conrad Howell Recommended for you Conrad Howell toxicology results still pendinglast_img read more

2 eightyearold boys fall in septic tank die

first_imgParigi: Two eight-year-old boys, Nabeel and Ayan, died accidentally by falling into septic tank sump at Ibrahmipur on Friday. Nabeel, a resident of Alur village came here along with his mother to see off his uncle, who was leaving for Dubai. He along with his cousin Ayan were playing outside and accidentally fell into the pit. Parents of the victims worried when they did not return home for a long time. They searched in the village and found them in the septic tank which was under construction.The boys were fished out of the tank and took to Parigi hospital, where doctors declared them brought dead. Local MLA Mahesh Reddy visited the bereaved family and condoled them.last_img read more

Class Connect

first_imgChiranjiv Bharati School, Palam Vihar hosted a British Council Connecting Classrooms Meet onFriday  in its premises. It was a commendable initiative by Archna Luthra, Trustee and the School Principal Sangeeta Saxena. Principals and senior teacher coordinators were invited from Gurgaon to help them add an international dimension to their teaching and learning process helping their students to have a broader international outlook.last_img

Can be differences in ideology but PMs post must be respected Krishna

first_imgKolkata: There can be differences in ideology but one should respect the prime minister’s post, former TMC MP and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s kin Krishna Bose said, amid a war of words between Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee. The octogenarian said Modi, too, should not forget that state governments are elected and have powers. “I may not agree with the ideology of the BJP but as long as Narendra Modi is the elected prime minister of the country, I have to be respectful towards him. I will respect him as the PM of the country but not as the head of a political party with whom I do not agree,” Bose told PTI in an interview. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Referring to Modi’s “speed-breaker didi” jibe at Banerjee and her “expiry prime minister” retort, the former four-time Lok Sabha MP said the remarks were absolutely unnecessary. “I do not take it only as a part of a speech of an election campaign saying who is a speed breaker or who is not a prime minister at all. It is much more serious than that… But I do not think such comments should not have come from both the sides… Otherwise a federal government will not be able to function properly. Both the governments are elected ones,” she said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state When pointed to the BJP’s allegations that Banerjee was appeasing the Muslims in West Bengal, Bose said leaders should refrain from blaming head of another elected government. She said “everyone should remember that India is a multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-religious country and if you do not follow that ideal then you cannot really rule India. In that way, Modi has to remember this and not blame others for what they are doing or not doing”. “And if you are talking about appeasing the Muslims, that is not new but it had been going on for a very very long time and that is why the community is left behind. Had the political parties thought of the real good of them then something else should have been done,” she said. She said how can one just blame Banerjee. “Everybody has been doing it. Everyone is questioning it at the time of the elections. I cannot blame Mamata for that,” Bose opined. On the rise of the BJP in West Bengal, Bose reasoned the growing dissatisfaction among the people of the state with the TMC government. Bose claimed Mamata has done certain good things for the development of West Bengal, but all her good work has been spoilt by some people around her. “People here are also unhappy with two things, the syndicate and secondly that they could not vote in the last panchayat election held here. The present government should have taken strong steps,” Bose said. She added the BJP was quickly filling up the vacuum in the state created by little presence of the CPI(M) and the Congress. Bose, however, was critical about the manner the ruling Trinamool Congress was “trying to stop” the rise of the BJP in West Bengal. “Today’s ruling party in Delhi has a particular ideology. They say it openly. They want Hindutva. But in Bengal, the manner we are trying to stop that by competing with them is not the way.Think of Netaji and Gandhiji and how they fought this thing by not competing,” Bose said. When asked whether the Election Commission was biased towards the BJP-led central government, Bose said, “The EC, the judiciary, the Army never came into our political process. The EC must be free, independent, so it can do whatever it wants to. These were checks which had kept the election alive”. The EC had curtailed the campaigning on Thursday, a day before its scheduled deadline, in the wake of violence between BJP and TMC workers in Kolkata during a rally of BJP chief Amit Shah. “By what is happening, it seems they are unable to control the situation. It looks like they are either afraid of being independent or they are partisan to different parties in different situation,” she said. Bose said if bodies like the EC gets “diluted and were not allowed to function independently” then the future was not far away when this would become a “threat to the Indian democracy”. “Now you sort of dilute these bodies and if the EC is afraid to do their own work and do not have the independence or they fall to such a level that they listen to certain parties then you cannot keep democracy any more and free and fair elections now look like a joke to us,” she pointed out. Bose, who has witnessed polling since the first elections in the country, questioned the need of deploying central forces almost in every polling booths in West Bengal. “Why should we at all need central forces or police or the state police. This itself means that we are unable to control the election and organise a free and fair polling. I have been seeing the elections since 1952 and at the beginning we did not have these problems. “In a democracy, people want free and fair elections. But that is not happening. Our Constitution is very good and that is the reason we could keep our democracy intact for so long. But I am sceptical for how long our democracy will be intact,” she said. On the chances of ‘Mahagatbandhan’ (grand alliance), Bose said, “I believe they definitely have a chance. I cannot deny that, but we have to wait for that. But if they come together and preserve unity and not fight among themselves I think they may have a good future”. More than 20 parties had come together during a rally hosted by the Trinamool Congress in Kolkata in January, vowing to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party in Lok Sabha polls.last_img read more

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Market to Increase at a Healthy CAGR

first_imgArtificial Intelligence in Healthcare According to a new report published by Big Market Research, titled, Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Market by Offering, Technology, Application, and End User: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023,” the global AI in healthcare market was valued at $1,441 million in 2016, and is estimated to reach at $22,790 million by 2023, registering a CAGR of 48.7% from 2017 to 2023. North America is the highest contributor in the AI in healthcare market in 2016; however, Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period.Request Sample copy of this Report @ intelligence assists the machines to perform any task without human interventions. It uses different algorithms and software that help the machine to inculcate perception and reasoning for various situations. AI is widely applicable in the healthcare sector for various purposes such as drug discovery and precision medicine. In addition, it is used to analyze patient’s medical data, to predict disease onset, and personalize treatment provided to the patient. The global AI market was valued at $1,441 million in 2016, and is estimated to reach at $22,790 million by 2023, registering a CAGR of 48.0% from 2017 to 2023.The AI market is segmented based on offering, technology, application, end user, and geography. On the basis of offering, the market is divided into hardware, software, and services. By technology, it is classified into deep learning, querying method, natural language processing, and context aware processing. Applications covered in the study include robot-assisted surgery, virtual nursing assistant, administrative workflow assistance, fraud detection, dosage error reduction, clinical trial participant identifier, preliminary diagnosis, and others. According to end user, the market is categorized into healthcare provider, pharmaceutical & biotechnology company, patient, and payer Geographically, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.The market growth is driven by rise in adoption rate of AI systems and delete technological advancements in the AI field. In addition, the ability of these systems to improve patient outcomes, increase in adoption of precision medicine, and increase in need for coordination between healthcare workforce & patients are expected to fuel the market growth. However, lack of standard regulations and guidelines and reluctance among healthcare professionals to adopt AI-based technologies are expected to hinder the market growth.KEY BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERS• This report offers a detailed quantitative analysis of the current market trends from 2016 to 2023 to identify the prevailing opportunities.• The market estimations provided are based on comprehensive analysis of the key developments in the industry.• In-depth geographical analysis facilitates to analyze the regional market to assist in strategic business planning.• The developmental strategies adopted by key manufacturers are enlisted to understand the competitive scenario of the marketRequest discount of this Report : @ Segment by Manufacturers, this report covers – Welltok, Inc., Intel Corporation, Nvidia Corporation, Google Inc., IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, General Vision, Inc., Enlitic, Inc., Next IT CorporatiKEY MARKET SEGMENTSBy Offering• Hardware• Software• ServiceBy Technology• Deep Learning• Querying Method• Natural Language Processing• Context Aware ProcessingBy Application• Robot-assisted Surgery• Virtual Nursing Assistant• Administrative Workflow Assistance• Fraud Detection• Dosage Error Reduction• Clinical Trial Participant Identifier• Preliminary Diagnosis• OthersBy End User• Healthcare Provider• Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Company• Patient• PayerMore Report At: Segment by Table of Contents:CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION1.1. REPORT DESCRIPTION1.2. KEY BENEFITS1.3. KEY MARKET SEGMENTS1.4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY1.4.1. Secondary research1.4.2. Primary research1.4.3. Analyst tools & modelsCHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY2.1. CXO PERSPECTIVECHAPTER 3 MARKET OVERVIEW3.1. MARKET DEFINITION AND SCOPE3.2. KEY FINDINGS3.2.1. Top investment pockets3.2.2. Top winning strategies3.3. PORTERS FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS3.4. REGULATION AND REIMBURSEMENT SCENARIO3.5. MARKET DYNAMICS3.5.1. Drivers3.5.1.1. Increasing processing power of AI systems leading to better AI capabilities3.5.1.2. Dearth of skilled healthcare professionals3.5.2. Restraints3.5.2.1. Limitations of AI decision-making3.5.2.2. Limited acceptance from healthcare professionals owing to risk of injury and misinterpretation3.5.3. Opportunities3.5.3.1. Application of AI for novel surgeries and screening3.5.3.2. Untapped market in developing regionsCHAPTER 4 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN HEALTHCARE MARKET, BY OFFERING4.1. OVERVIEW4.1.1. Market size and forecast4.2. HARDWARE4.2.1. Key market trends4.2.2. Key growth factors and opportunities4.2.3. Market size and forecast4.3. SOFTWARE4.3.1. Key market trends4.3.2. Key growth factors and opportunities4.3.3. Market size and forecast4.4. SERVICES4.4.1. Key market trends4.4.2. Key growth factors and opportunities4.4.3. Market size and forecastAbout Us: Industry executives tend to keep a tab on their business competitors. This keeps them updated on strategic business activities and investment trends. Company profiles are crucial to participating players of interconnected verticals.Contact Us:5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesCall answer Direct: +1-971-202-1575Call answer Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452Email help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more