Justice Minister Brings Nova Scotia Concerns to Ottawa

first_imgNova Scotia Justice Minister Cecil Clarke will be in Ottawa Friday, Nov. 2, to discuss justice issues with federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson. “Although I am new to the Justice portfolio, I am very aware of concerns Nova Scotians have about crime,” said Mr. Clarke. “At the provincial level we are taking action, including adding new police officers, addressing youth crime and developing a provincial crime-prevention strategy. We need to ensure federal efforts are addressing issues that Nova Scotians care about.” In October, the federal minister travelled to Halifax to announce amendments to the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The amendments would make it easier to hold accused youth before trial, a long-standing issue of concern for Nova Scotia. Mr. Clarke will seek to ensure the coming amendments reflect issues raised by Nova Scotia and recommendations made by the Nunn Commission. “We are pleased that the federal government has agreed to take immediate actions to improve the act,” said Mr. Clarke. “We want to make sure the amendments give the courts enough flexibility to detain a young person before trial when their behaviour endangers themselves or the public.” During the meeting, Mr. Clarke will also raise issues under federal jurisdiction, including recently introduced federal legislation on issues like mandatory minimum sentences, impaired driving and dangerous offenders. Mr. Clarke will join his counterparts at federal, provincial and territorial justice ministers meetings in Winnipeg later this month.last_img read more

East Hants Sportsplex Grand Opening

first_imgThe newly renovated and expanded East Hants Sportsplex will give residents access to high-quality sports and recreation opportunities to help them stay fit and healthy while having fun. John MacDonell, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, joined MP Scott Armstrong, on behalf of Transport Infrastructure and Communities Minister Dennis Lebel and Bernard Valcourt, Minister of State for the Altantic Canada Opportunities Agency today, April 14, for the grand opening of the $15.9-million facility. “Investing in community facilities that promote good health encourages Nova Scotians to lead healthier, more active lifestyles,” said Mr. MacDonell. “Our community is rapidly growing; young families are putting down roots, and this facility ensures they have access to resources to help them get fit, stay healthy and have fun.” A year-round facility, the East Hants Sportsplex will serve as a central hub for important community activities. “This project created local jobs, supported our economy and will contribute to the health and well-being of the families and residents of Lantz for many years to come,” said Mr. Armstrong. “Our Government is proud to have invested in the renewal of this important facility, which will provide countless opportunities for local residents to get active.” The project involved the renovation and expansion of the Sportsplex from 42,370 square feet to more than 166,000. The facility now has a second ice surface, indoor soccer field house with a walking and running track, two multi-purpose rooms with a reception area and dressing rooms. Renovations included upgrades to the mechanical and electrical systems, a new elevator and repaving the parking lot. John Patterson, Warden for the Municipality of East Hants, said he has learned to never underestimate the power of volunteers as it took many years of hard work and dedication, and he congratulated the board for its hard work. “The expansion of the East Hants Sportsplex is a significant step forward in a time when there is increasing emphasis on exercise and activity,” said Mr. Patterson. “The Sportsplex is one of only a few such facilities in Nova Scotia that is self-supporting in its operating costs. Unfortunately, one of the hardest workers has not lived to see the conclusion of his hard work, but we thank you, Keith Miller.” “East Hants Sportsplex QUOTE” The province, through the departments of Health and Wellness, and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations committed $5.3-million and $1-million, respectively. The government of Canada is providing $2-million from the Major Infrastructure Component of the Building Canada Fund, and $1-million from the Innovative Communities Fund led by ACOA. The Municipality of East Hants and the East Hants Arena Association shared the remaining project costs.last_img read more

Algerian National Gets Two Years In Prison On Terrorism Charges

Salé  –  The counterterrorism court in Salé sentenced, on Thursday, an Algerian national to two years in prison.The defendant, who is a student born in 1990, was found guilty of “forming a band in order to perpetrate terrorist acts as part of a collective scheme aiming to disrupt public order” and  of “illegally entering the national territory”.The Algerian national was arrested by an army patrol in the Jbel Hayane border post before he was taken to the Royal Gendarmerie at the Oujda border post.

Opinion Career of Amir Williams is a mystery that will never be

Senior center Amir Williams (23) averaged just 6.4 points in his final campaign at OSU.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Lantern photographerWhat comes to mind when I say the name Amir Williams?For me, it’s one word: disappointment.Not in the person, because the senior was always an entertaining interview and more often than not earned high praise from coach Thad Matta. But in the player.A player who was rated higher than the likes of Ben McLemore and Trey Burke and was the fifth-rated center in the 2011 recruiting class averaged just 4.8 points per game in his career and became one of the most criticized players at Ohio State in any sport.Whether it was a missed dunk, putting the ball on the floor despite being wide open under the basket, or celebrating a dunk when it doesn’t matter, the Michigan native will no longer put on the scarlet and gray, and that seems to make OSU fans happy.The only other names that come to mind when it comes to pure fan disdain toward a player at OSU were quarterbacks for the football team: Steve Bellisari and Joe Bauserman.While Bauserman did not come to Columbus as a highly touted recruit, both Bellisari — recruited by Notre Dame, Florida State and West Virginia — and Williams largely disappointed.To Williams’ credit, he stayed out of trouble off the court to our knowledge, while Bellisari’s drinking escapade just hours before his senior day added embarrassment to his lack of production on the field.For Williams, it will always be a case of what could have been, not only for him, but for the team as a whole.The Buckeyes fell to the No. 2 seed Arizona Wildcats on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament, in large part because of a lack of rebounding. The Wildcats pulled down 17 more rebounds than the Buckeyes, and OSU’s leading rebounders pulled down just four boards each.If OSU would have pulled the upset over Arizona, it would have played in-state rival Xavier and who knows what could have happened in that game.The 6-foot-11 Williams pulled down four rebounds in 24 minutes of play against the Wildcats, while 6-foot-5 guard D’Angelo Russell managed seven.Williams, who started 29 of OSU’s 35 games, did not pull down double-digit rebounds in a single game in his final campaign in Columbus.His senior center counterpart, Trey McDonald, who stands three inches shorter and did not start a single game in his OSU career, tallied 14 rebounds in a single game against Sacred Heart on Nov. 23 in 21 minutes of play.So why didn’t Williams pan out at OSU? We might never know.The curious case of Benjamin Button has nothing on Williams, whose best season came in 2013-14 when he averaged a whopping 7.8 points per game.It is hard to believe that 7.8 points per game was the ceiling for Williams in four years at OSU, but we will never know why that ended up being the high point of his career.For OSU fans, there is hope, however, as the football team was able to replace its former fan least-favorites with Craig Krenzel and Braxton Miller, respectively .So, to whomever replaces Williams, no pressure. read more

Teen charged for alleged assault of Police Corporal

A teenage footballer was hauled before City Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday after he was charged for unlawfully wounding a police corporal.Jobe Ceasar, 19, of lot 58 Cross Street, Werk-En-Rust, Georgetown denied that he unlawfully wounded the corporal on September 3, while in the vicinity of Pineapple Street, Ruimveldt.According to reports, on the day in question around 15:30h, the virtual complainant arrived at his ‘child mother’s’ residence only to find the woman in a compromising position with Ceasar. After seeing same, an argument ensued between the two males.It was further alleged that the corporal became enraged and whipped out his service weapon and began threatening the teen who managed to wrestle the said firearm out of the officer’s hand before discharging several rounds behind him.It was further alleged that after the ordeal, the policeman visited the East Ruimveldt Outpost and reported the matter. He was placed under close arrest.However, the prosecution is contending that the virtual complainant threatened the accused on several occasions.Ceasar was place on $40,000 bail and is expected to return on October 1.The firearm was subsequently handed over to police. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTeen who claims he was robbed charged for stabbing alleged attackerNovember 14, 2013In “Crime”Bandit who shot and killed Police Detective remanded to prisonJanuary 10, 2014In “Crime”Pregnant teen remanded on seven chargesAugust 26, 2013In “Crime” read more

5 Gambian athletes scoop scholarships

first_imgBy Sulayman BahFive Gambian athletes have been offered scholarships worth over three million dalasis, Foroyaa Sport can report.The quintet are rising starlet Adama Jammeh from prison service , Tina Bass, Alieu Joof, Assan Ceesay who are to attend IAAF High Performance Centre in Senegal with distance runner Omar Jammeh off to Kenya.The $80,000 scholarships are granted by the Olympic Solidarity via the Gambia Olympic Bureau. The move is taken to aid athletes’ push to secure a ticket to the Olympic Games in Rio Janerio.The selected athletes are expected to leave town as soon as all paper work are finalized.]]>last_img

Group reflects on Vancouver Lake

first_imgClick to enlarge. If there’s one thing a decade of studying the ailing health of Vancouver Lake has revealed, it’s this: Fixing it won’t come easy.“There’s no silver bullet,” said Patty Boyden, environmental services director at the Port of Vancouver.Ten years after its formation, the group that has spearheaded extensive research and advocacy for the lake now faces a crossroads. The Vancouver Lake Watershed Partnership and its members say they’ve greatly improved the community’s understanding of a complex ecosystem. They’ve laid out several possible actions that could improve Vancouver Lake, still plagued by toxic algae blooms, pollution and other problems. But the group also faces an uncertain path forward with local agreements set to expire and future funding up in the air.Now the question is: What happens next?Conversations in the coming year could include what form the partnership takes in the future, Boyden said, whether it’s the same partnership, a nonprofit, a watershed council or something else. The group is financially backed now by the port, Clark County and the city of Vancouver. Those three agencies have jointly contributed almost all of the $1.3 million that the partnership has worked with during the past 10 years.But that arrangement was never meant to be permanent, according to those involved. An intergovernmental agreement among the city, county and port will end no later than 2016. And any new funding plan will likely depend on what the partnership becomes.A report published by the partnership in December offered a detailed summary of all the research the group has helped facilitate during the past 10 years. The document was intended to recap what the community has learned about the lake since the partnership was formed, said Ron Wierenga, a program manager in Clark County’s Environmental Services department. It’s also a way to show people what has been accomplished with all of the time and money that has been directed toward Vancouver Lake, he said.last_img read more

When prisoners own the store everyone profits

first_imgSpring Creek Correctional Center store manager Randy McDaniels stands near some of the food items. (Hillman/Alaska Public Media)Nick Showers-Glover, an inmate at Spring Creek Correctional Center, walked past shelves of coffee, creamers, and candy to a couple of well-stocked freezers inside the prison’s store.“We sell the single pizzas, which are $1.30, Hot Pockets for a $1,” he said. The freezers are filled with everything from single frozen burritos to whole ham slabs. Stuff that can be cooked in a microwave, even if it takes a while.He moved on to the shelves lined with hygiene products, such as deodorant, toothpaste, and shampoo. Like stores outside of prisons, they offer a variety to fit everyone’s needs. Cheap bars of soap are 70 cents but Dove runs a $1.25.Showers-Glover said it’s an extravagance. “Some people want it. It’s soft on your skin, and you get the smoothness, I get it. I understand. But for me, Irish Spring does the job.”[Related: Community in Unity: Spring Creek]Spring Creek’s store is owned and operated by the prisoners. They choose what to sell and what to charge. It’s set up as a co-op and different inmate-run organizations, like the Barbell Club and the Alaska Native Culture Club, each has a share in the profits. Spring Creek superintendent Bill Lapinskas said when the prison opened 30 years ago, it was set up differently.“They started a store that was run by the state,” he said. “It didn’t work out. Funny thing is, you put criminals in a store and they don’t own the product, they steal the product.”Money spent at the store didn’t stay in the prison, and inmates couldn’t see the benefits of protecting the resource. But for the past three years, all of the profits from the store have been reinvested in the prison to buy things like equipment for the gym and hobby shop and microwaves for the housing areas. Inmates vote to donate some of the funds to charities outside of the prison, too.Members of Spring Creek Correctional Center’s Restorative Justice Initiative stand inside the prison’s store. From left: Nick Showers-Glover, Michael Lawson, and Jason Vukovich. (Hillman/Alaska Public Media)“I can pull an inventory on that store at any given time,” Lapinskas said. “And with a $100 on the table, I bet you they aren’t a candy bar off. ‘Cause it’s their store, they have the investment, it’s their community.”Items in the store come from Keefe Group, a private company that sells specialty products for prison commissaries across the country. According to the Prison Policy Initiative, prison commissaries are a $1.6 billion per year industry. In some facilities, the for-profit companies directly operate the commissaries and reap all of the profits. In others, the state runs the store. In Seward, the store manager buys from the company in bulk, marks up the prices a little bit, and the profits stay in the institution. The model is very unique.[Related: Painting an Oasis in Prison]Store manager Randy McDaniel said they want to make money, but they also want to help out their fellow inmates.“We try not to charge people a lot, like certain guys working the kitchen. They only make 50 cents an hour, which maybe comes out the $40 a month. If unless you got to pay for cable or child support or restitution,” he said. “So we don’t want to rip people off. So we try to make things as low as possible so they can afford it.”They also want to provide things that make people feel good, like Lucky Charms, nacho chips, and hamburger patties. McDaniel said the shelves are filled with things people request, not just what he wants, and people get excited to have access to soda and sausages. Inmates celebrate accomplishments, like passing tests for the GED, by sharing high-end items such as chicken wings. They make state-provided meals more palatable by purchasing hot sauce and spices.“It feels good to treat people, you know?” McDaniel said.Showers-Glover, who’s been in prison for about a decade, said it also feels good to be treated like an adult who can be responsible for buying his own things. The store sells clothing and shoes that are nicer than what the state provides and that have not been worn by other inmates.“It goes a long way with just feeling confident about yourself,” he said. “You want us to reform and turn into a better person? Well, allow me to buy something that makes me feel secure. And that’s a new coat, that’s new shoes. That’s a new pair of underwear. Underwear and socks – as mundane as that might seem. A clean pair of your own socks and drawers goes a long way.”He said people take good care of the things they buy for themselves or are gifts from their families through the prison store. They take pride in them, just like the prison community now takes pride in the store.Next week we’ll be talking about prison clubs that provide opportunities for education and recreation. Want to make sure you don’t miss it and other Solutions Desk stories? Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or NPR.last_img read more

Section 32 more dangerous than 57

first_imgAct 57Several sections of the proposed Digital Security Act have been strongly criticised as means of muzzling freedom of speech.Section 32 of the newly drafted act will particularly stand in the way of independent and investigative journalism, said people of all walks of life, including journalists.Two ministers on Tuesday said that journalists have nothing to worry about if their reports are factual.Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders, however, said section 32 is even more dangerous than section 57 of the previous Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.Rights group Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK) has also expressed concern over the draft of the new law.The government on Monday approved the draft of the Digital Security Act-2018, abolishing the much-criticised section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act after facing widespread criticism from different quarters.Section 57 deals with defamation, hurting religious sentiment, tarnishing the image of the state, damaging communal harmony and harming the law and order situation.But for all practical purposes, section 57 of the ICT Act has not actually been scrapped as the “crimes” defined in the section have been included in four separate sections of the Digital Security Act. Of the four, section 32 is facing growing criticism as newsmen call this a huge obstacle top press freedom.According to section 32, if a person enters any government, semi-government or autonomous organisation illegally and records or helps to record any confidential or semi-confidential information or document with electronic devices, this will be considered an act of digital or computer espionage and he or she will face maximum 14 years of imprisonment, or a Tk 2.5 million fine or both.If the person commits the crime again, he or she will be sentenced to life imprisonment or a Tk 10 million fine or both.BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Tuesday said section 32 of the Digital Security Act is even more dangerous than section 57 of the previous ICT Act.He was speaking at a discussion in the national press club. Freedom of press and freedom of speech will be diminished by this new law, he added. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, addressing a briefing at the party’s central office, said that there would be no freedom of expression or freedom of press if the law was passed.He also said that the Digital Security Act would be marked as yet another ‘black law’ in the country’s history.Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed, however, told newsmen in the secretariat, the law is accurate and transparent.The law would not be a barrier for freedom of newspersons, he added. According to the ruling Awami League leader, formulations of laws cannot stop journalists. Law minister Anisul Huq, while talking to newsmen in his office, said that there was no relation between journalism and espionage. Such fear was unnecessary, he added, saying that the misuse of section 57 of the ICT Act would be stopped by the Digital Security Act.Issuing a press statement, secretary general of Bangladesher Biplobi Workers Party Saiful Haque said that the proposed Digital Security Act goes against fundamental human rights as declared in the constitution.According to another press statement by the Ain O Salish Kendra, section 32 would shrink spaces for journalists, writers and professionals who are involved with collecting information. According to the ASK, this law would create a propensity of self-censorship among citizens.The rights group urged the government to be more responsible in protecting the people’s freedom of expression.last_img read more

3 to die for killing Nganj RMG worker after rape

first_img.A Narayanganj tribunal on Monday convicted three people of killing a garment worker after rape in 2008 and sentenced them to death.The condemned convicts are Nasir Uddin Bitol, 40, son of Nur Uddin, Safun, 34, son of Aku Miah, and Khokon Miah, 32, son of Abdus Salam.According to the prosecution, the convicts picked up a garment worker from Kushiara Bhadrashon area in Bandar upazila on her way back home and took her to an unknown place on 12 March 2008.Later, they violated the girl in turns and killed her.On 11 June 2008, Khokon made a confessional statement before a court.After examining the records and witnesses, Narayanganj Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal judge Jewel Rana handed down the verdict acquitting four others as the allegation brought against them could not be proved.last_img read more

ProPublica One Of Texas MostContaminated Former Military Installations Borders Houston Ship Channel

first_img Share 00:00 /01:05 X Arch-iveSan Jacinto Ordnance Depot bunker.A new investigation by ProPublica reveals there are more than 62 military installations or former installations across Texas contaminated by hazardous waste. One of the worst sits roughly 15 miles east of downtown Houston.The San Jacinto Ordnance Depot occupies nearly 5,000 acres just east of the Sam Houston Ship Channel Bridge. It supplied the Army and Navy during World War II and the Korean War.“The DoD has declared it a site that has chemical weapons, so we know it has mustard gas at the very least,” said Bay Scoggin, director of the Texas Public Interest Research Group. “And that’s enough of a problem right there obviously. Mustard gas is associated with a variety of neurological disorders.”The location also served as an ordinance demolition facility, which Scoggin said indicates the likely presence of propellants such as nitroglycerin.The depot’s location makes it vulnerable to flooding. “Obviously in the context of Hurricane Harvey, we worry about that,” Scoggin said, “as numerous Superfund sites all throughout the Gulf Coast flooded, and that has the potential to not only contaminate the air, as we would always be worried about, but in addition the water, which would create a new host of public health concerns.”The Pentagon reports it will take less than $7 million dollars to clean up the facility. But it anticipates it won’t complete the work until 2084. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Nintendo will reveal Wii 2 at E3 launch 2012

first_imgOver the past couple of weeks speculation has been growing that Nintendo is about to announce a successor to the Wii console. It all started when a price drop for the Wii to $149.99 was predicted in May, a few weeks before E3 starts. Then a number of respected retailers actually dropped the Wii from $199.99 to $169.99. At the same time, rumors of a Wii 2 appeared with the new machine expected to outperform a PS3 while including a Blu-ray drive.It seems the rumors were all too much for Nintendo not to respond, and they have now confirmed the successor to the Wii will be unveiled at E3. We also have it confirmed that the new machine will launch in 2012. It’s thought that launch will be after April next year as Nintendo did not list the machine in its financials for this year, which ends in April 2012.Other than confirming the existence of this new machine, which may not even carry the Wii name for all we know, Nintendo hasn’t given any more details of what to expect. But E3 begins on June 7, meaning we only have six weeks to wait before we find out for sure.Read more at KotakuMatthew’s OpinionIf Nintendo is announcing a new console at E3 then I think they need to drop the price of the Wii well below $149.99. As soon as the new console is announced gamers will be waiting for it, not buying a Wii. So will Nintendo go further, drop it to $129.99 or even $99? It depends on how much of a profit margin remains on the machine, and how many units there are sitting in storage around the world.As for the Wii 2, I really hope Nintendo has gone back to producing a powerful machine that is for hardcore gamers as much as the family, and doesn’t rely completely on motion controllers. It also helps that Sony and Microsoft aren’t expected to bring out new machines for a couple of years. Nintendo could have the most powerful console on the market for years come 2012.last_img read more

When Zen dance came to Capital

first_imgArtistes from India and South Korea recently combined martial arts forms with traditional dance techniques to showcase a unique art form that was both entertaining and healing, on the sidelines of a three-day international seminar, a part of Asia Project, in the Capital.Among the art forms showcased were Zen dance and Son Mudo from South Korea and Thangta, the martial arts form of Manipur.‘I developed this art form (Zen dance) in New York in 1972. I combined meditation and dance and created a dance meditation technique,’ said Sun Ock Lee, who performed with partner Won Il Lee at the IIC auditorium. According to Sun, the goal of both martial arts as well as meditation is to bring the mind and the body together and to free life from suffering. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘But before you can achieve that stage through this technique (Zen dance), you can increase your concentration, creativity and reduce stress level,’ she said.On Son Mudo, Sun Ock Lee said: ‘This art form was created by my teacher 85 years ago. It is all about harnessing the power of the mind and making the body follow the mind. It is very creative.’‘This art form uses the Yin and Yang principle of Chinese, Korean and Japanese philosophy. A lot of opposites are used in it,’ she added. While Zen Dance and Son Mudo were popularised by Sun Ock Lee in Europe and America, she has been working for the last few years to popularise it across Asia.The artiste also displayed Buddhist mudras (hand and wrist movements). ‘They are based on Tantric or Vajrayana Buddhism which was brought to Korea in the fourth century. There is a distinct difference between Buddhist mudras and the Hindu mudras’ Zen Dance and Son Mudo, according to Sun Ock Lee, also have powers of healing.last_img read more

Bengal eyeing twofold hike in export growth rate by 2021 Amit

first_imgKolkata: Bengal government has set a target of doubling the export growth rate of the state within 2021, said Industry, Commerce and Enterprise minister Amit Mitra on Monday.He was addressing a workshop with the exporters, industries and various other stakeholders at a city hotel to accelerate the process of export promotion from the state. Despite some issues relating to the non-payment of refunds to the exporters, particularly to the small-scale ones, the state government has been able to achieve export growth rate of 11.17 percent last year. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsMitra said that there was an export of 8.23 billion US dollars from Bengal in the financial year 2016-17, which has gone up to 9.15 billion US dollars in 2017-18. Products worth around Rs 62,000 crore have been exported from the state in 2017-18.The Bengal government is taking all possible steps to double the figure in the next three years.”We have achieved 11.17 percent growth rate in exports, which is pretty high among all other states. It was around 10 percent last year. The export growth rate of the country according to CAGR remained at 6.01 percent for a period from 2007-08 up to 2016-17. The overall export that stands at Rs 62,000 will be doubled in the next three years,” Mitra said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAccording to the minister, an information centre will be set up jointly by the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC) and the MSME department, to disseminate information relating to the exports and various schemes.There are many schemes which the exporters do not know. The exporters will get to know the details about the schemes from these centres.An export cell will be set up at the district industrial centres, so that people interested in exports can gather information relating to it. Altogether 80 officers from industry and MSME sectors will be given training at the Institute of Foreign Trade in Kolkata, for a period of one month from July 5. Among the total number of officers, around 60 would be from the MSME department, while the rest would be from industries. After returning to the district industrial centres, these officers will give answer to the quarries of the potential exports. They will be made aware on how the documentation is done.Mitra also said that a dyeing centre has come up at Nabadwip, which will meet global standards so that the exporters from the state would no longer face any problems during the certification. Around 50,000 weavers would also be benefitted from the project.There was an overall export of 825 million US dollar of iron and steel from Bengal in 2016-17 and the target is to reach up to 1,500 million US dollar within the next three years.While gold and other precious material export remained at 711 million US dollar, with a target of 1,200 million US dollar.The Bengal government has developed a major infrastructure by setting up a Gems and Jewellery Park at Ankurhati in Domjur in this regard. In the leather sector, export stands at 687 million dollar and the target is to reach 1,500 million dollar.Asia’s biggest leather park has come up at Bantala. The state government has allotted a Rs 400 crore investment in Bantala. Marine products and petroleum products have seen a rise in the export.The minister also reminded that apart from airport and sea port, a land port should also be set up for accelerating the exports. In case of fresh vegetables, the exporters were facing problems as they have to export the products through Vizag port. The issue would be taken up with the Union commerce minister.Sanjay Budhia, managing director, PATTON Group, who was present at the programme, said: “We thank minister Mitra and his colleagues for this much needed initiative and the first of its kind ‘Workshop on Promoting Exports from West Bengal’, involving and interacting with exporters across all sections. Today’s programme again reinforced that Bengal means business and exports is one the key factors to create employment and economic activity.”last_img read more

VIDEO Chargers war room cam shows Colin playing crucial role in first

first_imgThe Chargers selected Florida State safety Derwin James with the 17th overall pick. Colin was in the war room when the selection was made, and footage from the team war room cam shows Colin playing a crucial role in the process.As the video shows, while GM Tom Telesco was making the life changing call to inform James that he would be the pick, Colin can be seen furiously writing crucial details on a piece of paper before getting up and walking off screen, probably to get a jump on breaking down some high level analytics. Or maybe just to use the john.Watch Colin doing…something in the draft room.“Hey, I got one question for you… can you help us win a Super Bowl?”The call that changed Derwin James’ life. pic.twitter.com/8CeytEX8sa— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) April 27, 2018 Advertisementlast_img read more

5 Development Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Mobile App

first_imgNovember 5, 2014 If you have a breakthrough idea for your business, you’ve probably considered bringing it to life by developing a mobile app. It’s not a bad idea. Mobile apps are extremely popular at the moment, and they’re paving the way for all kinds of new and exciting business ideas. The problem, especially for many of the smaller-sized businesses we work with at Icreon, is trying to figure out the right approach.Here are five helpful tips that will help any business navigate the treacherous waters of app development — while avoiding some of the most common mistakes.1. Failing to make sufficient platform considerations.iOS, Android, Windows: Where should my app go? While any app developer will find themselves forced to confront this question, often they fail to comprehensively dissect each option at their disposal. Some developers base their platform choice on stereotypes. It’s not uncommon to see someone develop for iOS just because they believe monetization would be easier on the App Store. While this may be true in some cases, it’s not universal. Additionally, there are many other considerations that must go into platform selection.Related: 4 Types of Apps That Never SucceedWhile iOS may be extremely popular in the U.S., Android reigns supreme on a global scale, often in much larger margins than in the U.S. So if you intend on publishing your app in multiple countries, consider Android over iOS. When you make any platform decision, make sure you’re thinking of every possibility and alternative. If you fail to do so, you run the risk of severely limiting your audience.2. Thinking of the mobile experience as a downsized web experience.Let’s get this out of the way: A mobile app is fundamentally different from a website. It’s different in size, it’s different in functionality, and it’s different in scope. The difference is so important, in fact, that if Apple disapproves of your app’s design, they may actually reject it. So why do so many miss this important detail? For one, some people think that their app should do all of the same things that their site does, or else it is somehow less valuable. But this couldn’t be farther from the truth.The reason why mobile apps are valuable is because they’re different from their desktop cousins. They can be accessed on the go, their touch interfaces are more intuitive, they can take advantage of access to device hardware and they’re infinitely customizable. A good mobile app doesn’t fall back on pre-established designs or functionalities — it uses the available hardware to create a new and delightful experience.With responsive web design making the desktop browser experience more user-friendly than ever, it takes more to justify the existence of a new app. Before you hop into the fray, do everything you can to pinpoint what makes your product unique, and then bring that to life as a piece of exceptionally-designed software.3. Dropping the ball on monetization.The nuances of monetizing an app can be extremely daunting at first. Do you go for a subscription model, or do you implement a freemium approach with in-app purchases? Maybe you ditch both, and just go with in-app advertising to make money. Every possible approach can be mixed and matched in ways that perfectly suit your project, but it can be a monumental task to settle on the best one.Luckily, you have time to make the right decision. Start thinking about monetization early in the development process, and be pro-active about pursuing the correct path. Sites such as AppAnnie and AppTrace let you organize top apps by genre and popularity. By looking at apps in your genre, you can gain valuable insight into how the most successful apps are monetizing.Related: How to Get Users Hooked on Your Mobile App4. Thinking your app’s going to sell itself.No matter how optimistic you are about your launch, when you publish an app, you’re tossing it into a sea of thousands of competitors. If you don’t have a comprehensive plan to increase visibility, you run the risk of having it disappear altogether.Before you get started with your marketing efforts, it’s important that you define your audience. Are you targeting a small niche, or are you aiming for a broader market? Either way, make sure your app identifies specific issues that affect that market, and then design your app to address those issues. For identifying trends and consumer demand, try using tools like Google Trends and Xyologic.One goal to set for yourself is to try to make an app that’ll gain featured status on the App Store. While some can make the “Staff Picks” section through quality alone, you can increase your chances by taking advantage of upcoming Apple releases. With the release of iOS 8, for instance, Apple featured many new apps for implementing the new OS’s features in innovative ways.Even if you don’t develop your app around new hardware technology, it’s always something to keep in mind — it could give your app the big boost it needs.5. Trying to be the beta tester for your own app.“Why have someone else beta test your app when you can do it yourself?”If you’ve ever asked this question while developing an app, you’ve probably been burned by the outcome. There’s a reason why beta testers are important: They offer valuable outside perspective that will help to catch issues with your app.It’s not just the bugs that matter, either — some of these ideas can be crucial for making your app user-friendly. For instance, maybe your in-app purchases aren’t communicated clearly enough, or maybe your use of advertisements is making the entire experience feel a bit jarring. Because you built the app this way, it’s harder for you to be able to pinpoint these high-level flaws.Use app-analytics tools such as Flurry and Google’s Universal Analytics to see how your testers are using the app. The more people you can have beta test your app outside your own office, the more prepared you’ll be to send your app out into the real world.Related: Mark Cuban Reveals the 13 Apps on His Phone Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 6 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

Sonoscanner Obtains FDA Approval for Ulite EXP Portable Ultrasound

first_img October 18, 2017 — Sonoscanner recently announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to market its new multipurpose ultrasound device, the U-lite EXP.Following the U.S. commercialization of the U-lite in 2015, Sonoscanner’s second generation ultra-portable ultrasound scanner, the U-Lite EXP, offers an improved diagnostic performance through a better image definition. By proposing probes up to 256 elements 18Mhz, the new system increases the resolution two-fold compared to traditional ultrasound systems. U-Lite EXP’s very high-definition probes allows such diagnoses as small mammary tumors or musculoskeletal pain diseases.With its six high-definition interchangeable probes and its patented probe connector, the U-Lite EXP can perform a wide range of examinations in many specialties: gynecology, obstetrics, urology, anesthesia, endocrinology, osteoarticular and general medicine. Lightweight (less than 600g), with an intuitive touch-screen interface, the device has been designed to meet the challenges of mobility and ease of use.For more information: www.sonoscanner.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | October 18, 2017 Sonoscanner Obtains FDA Approval for U-lite EXP Portable Ultrasound Ultraportable and multi-probe ultrasound scanner helps practitioners from various specialties with improved high-definition imaging News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more Related Content Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read morelast_img read more

March 8 2006 Welcome to the March 5 2006 wor

first_imgMarch 8, 2006 Welcome to the March 5. 2006 workshop participants: [top from left] Jimmy, Brendan and Jim. [front from left] Erik, Ela, Janette and Chihiro. [Photo & Text: sa]last_img

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who served as Obama’s national security adviser, the trade relationship with the United States is more complex,Geography likely played a role in storm damage,"I understand that these are spur-of-the-moment things and it’s really hard to make a split-second decision,Footage sparks differing viewsIn the body camera footage, to taste{ cup chopped Italian parsley or cilantroTransfer the cauliflower in batches to a food processor and pulse until it’s the texture of rice. You can substitute flat leaf parsley for cilantro if desired. the group recommends overhauling the pay structure to focus more on student outcomes and teacher performance.7 billion two-year education funding bill." he said.

"It takes the kind of issue that really has no partisanship in it."Christopher Ruddy," he said. Jeff coached Worthington Hockey’s mini-mites team. this summer, 6, 92-year-old Norma Newton of Dickinson, MURIC cried foul and WAEC later adjusted its timetable. MURIC. read more

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“Six months is not 25 years, and pulled her out in the hallway the third time.Some hospitals, he said he and other officials at Trinity Health heard about the low supply of IV bags and became concerned. Twenty-seven properties, New Jersey," she said. She considers a healthy diet to be "additive.

"none of this would have happened. even though Dayton said there was not enough money." Numerous right-wing activists and Internet personalities have undertaken similar projects. "But they’ve paid no attention to this at all. That is one of those things we will be investigating tomorrow. seems like yesterday, Comita opted for an "Intro to Backpacking" course," Iverson. until then, say the organization is educating North Dakota exporters on the possibility of NAFTA withdrawal and what their options are if it happens.

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Graham wrote, Horak said. "Everyone is just there to go to class, he added. it’s a win-win. ."It seems the worse the weather,She also accuses Kennedy of only inviting male UND staff and legislators to events or he would sometimes not invite legislators at all. Republicans complaining too much about higher education.Fox did not cite any sources

it makes no difference whether you take narcotics or not, when she went on invitation to an upstairs apartment where 38-year-old Brooke Crews and 32-year-old William Hoehn live. read more