Old notes, gold bars seized

first_imgThe GRPF and the State police have seized demonetised banknotes with the face value of ₹1.10 crore, nine gold bars and 1.5 kg brown sugar in separate incidents here. The demonetised notes of ₹1,000 and ₹500 denominations were seized from a vehicle in Paltan Bazar here yesterday. However, the driver managed to escape, police said. In another incident, nine gold bars, weighing 15 kg, were seized from three persons at Guwahati railway station , a GRPF official said. The gold bars were seized during a routine checking in Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express and the persons, all residents of Mizoram, were arrested, the official said. Another man, travelling by Awadh NE express, was arrested after 1.5 kg brown sugar was seized from his possession, police said.last_img read more

Philippines seizes silver in equestrian show jumping event

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Arroyo and Leviste were part of the team that won the same silver medal in the 2011 Games but wasn’t able to repeat the feat in the 2013 and 2015 outings.Malaysia won the gold while Thailand settled for bronze.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul FILE PHOTO – Toni Leviste, aboard Loribri, competes in the Longines Global Champions Tour event in Florida. Above left, Toni receives a prize for her lofty finish.The Philippines took a spot in the podium of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games after taking the silver medal in the show jumping team event in equestrian Saturday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Antoinette Leviste and Joker Arroyo teamed up with Chiara Sophia Amor and Colin John Syquia for the second-best finish in the event.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Clarice Patrimonio wins silver in tennis Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion View commentslast_img read more

PBA: Well-rested San Miguel dispatches NLEX

first_imgTrump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash NLEX, which slid to 2-5, faces Alaska next on Mar. 13 in a yet-to-be-determined venue.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The four-time conference champions mounted a blistering 28-4 run in the opening salvo en route to the victory with June Mar Fajardo leading the way.The reigning Most Valuable Player finished the game with 27 points, 13 rebounds and a pair of assists including an audacious triple from the right corner.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAsked about the strong start, Austria, whose team improved to 5-3, said it was all thanks to the 26 days of break.“It helped us because we suffered a lot of injuries and illnesses to our players. And when June Mar and Marcio (Lassiter) came back from Kazakhstan, they weren’t that much in shape,” the mentor explained in Filipino. Is third time the charm for Alyssa Valdez? Volleyball star hopes to finally taste SEA Games medal Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Skipper Alex Cabagnot had 18 markers as Arwind Santos and Marcio Lassiter pumped in 17 and 16, respectively.NLEX leaned on JR Quiñahan who had 17 points while Juami Tiongson and Poy Erram each had 16, but they had no answer to Beermen’s torrid shooting from downtown.San Miguel had 20 conversions from the three-point land, three buckets away from the all-time league record they share with TNT.“They played really hard—especially in the first period. The sense of urgency was really evident,” Austria said.The victory hiked San Miguel Beer’s record to 5-3. The Beermen face struggling NorthPort this Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem LATEST STORIES June Mar Fajardo explodes for San Miguel. PBA IMAGESReigning PBA Philippine Cup champion San Miguel Beer went out with guns blazing early and carved out a 121-111 wire-to-wire decision over NLEX Friday night in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at Araneta Coliseum.“I’m so happy tonight for that win. But we’re still aiming for one of the top two slots,” said Beermen coach Leo Austria. “It’s [going to be] very hard but the chance is still there.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Now Retail Customers Can Purchase Herman Miller Products

first_img(Attn.editors: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with Busineswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same). Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (Business Wire India) Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Herman Miller, one of the leading American manufacturers of office furniture, equipment and home furnishings globally, has launched its online store for retail customers in India through its website – store.hermanmiller.in. Through Herman Miller?s new online store, customers will not only be able to access detailed product information of all their furnishings but also explore product concepts, meet the designers, and discover the behind-the-scenes inspiration it takes to produce some of the world?s most exciting products for the home and office. The online store will offer a diverse range of Herman Miller products including Mirra 2 Chair, Aeron Chair, Celle Chair, Sayl Chair along with accessories like Eames Hang-It-All, Flo Monitor Support and Lapjack Portable Laptop Holder. In the coming few months the company plans to launch more products like Embody Chair, Eames Lounge and Ottoman, Caper Stacking Chair, Envelop Desk, among others. Moreover, Herman Miller products would also be available in a variety of colors to allow significant options for defining an office?s overall aesthetic. Personalized ergonomics, sophisticated, agile and compact design are just some of unique selling propositions that make Heman Miller products stand out from the rest. For instance, the Caper Stacking Chair moves around easily and brightens up any room with color and flair. They are ideal for informal, flexible spaces where rearranging is encouraged and now Caper sports a new palette of vibrant hues and subtle neutrals. Herman Miller?s online store promises to become a one-stop online shopping destination for all its customers? office furnishing needs by providing them with the same level of sophistication and personalized service the iconic brand is recognized for. Along with the product configuration tools, customers will also be given the widest range of product options available. more PRNewswire GSVadvertisementlast_img read more

Jordan Henderson says Jürgen Klopp team talk inspired Liverpool comeback

first_img Virgil van Dijk, Divock Origi and Jordan Henderson on how Liverpool beat Barcelona 4-0 – video Liverpool’s power shows Barcelona that passing alone is not enough Play Video Liverpool Henderson said: “From the talk he gave before the game before we came to the stadium, I think the players could see that the manager believed, which helped us believe in what he said. He said we can enjoy the night and maybe tell the grandkids one day it was a special night.“The manager has ingrained that belief into us: no matter what happens you keep fighting right until the final whistle goes. That is what we have done all season and we will continue to do that on Sunday and in the final as well. Two big games to look forward to and we just have to keep with that belief and that spirit and then we will be OK.”Henderson described the comeback as “the top” moment of his career and an unbelievable night. “From start to finish I thought the lads were amazing,” he said. “I think a lot of people would have written us off but we have a belief in this team. We knew that if we gave everything, you never know what can happen in football. I think we proved quite a few people wrong. We showed that if you never give up and you keep trying you can produce special things and create a special night.” Jürgen Klopp puts incredible Liverpool comeback down to ‘mentality of giants’ Share on Facebook Jordan Henderson has attributed Liverpool’s belief against Barcelona to Jürgen Klopp and the manager’s prediction of a night to tell their grandchildren about, as the captain savoured the greatest moment of his career and proving doubters wrong again.Henderson will lead Liverpool into a second consecutive Champions League final on 1 June following their incredible comeback from 3-0 down against the Spanish champions. The midfielder was immense in the 4-0 victory at Anfield despite suffering a knee injury that required a pain-killing injection at half-time. He admitted the refusal to concede defeat against Lionel Messi and co, despite being without Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, stemmed from Klopp’s team talk. Share on Messenger Jürgen Klopp 1:56 Read more Share on Pinterest Henderson was disappointed at being among the substitutes for the first leg defeat and admitted that, not for the first time, he felt he had a point to prove. “I quite enjoy it now; I’ve got used to it!” he said. “It is only a display from me because of my teammates. It is nothing to do with one person. Yes, I contributed but so did everyone else who played. It was everybody together.“Throughout my career I have always wanted to prove people wrong and that will never change. I will continue to do that until I finish playing football. Football is like that anyway; it changes that quickly. Whether you are winning trophies or not there are always questions asked, someone else saying you cannot do this or that, so there is always things that you want to prove. I want to improve as a footballer and to contribute to the team being successful.” Topics Share on WhatsApp Share via Email news Liverpool’s injury problems have increased before Sunday’s potential Premier League title decider against Wolves, with Henderson, Andy Robertson, Fabinho and Sadio Mané taking knocks in the semi-final. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was ruled out before kick-off with a slight muscle problem. Salah will be available having missed the second leg because of head injury protocols but Roberto Firmino and Naby Keïta are out and Liverpool will assess the rest of the Barcelona walking wounded.“I was struggling a little bit when I got a whack on the knee,” Henderson said. “It was dead. The doctor said: ‘Just keep it moving.’ I managed to get to half-time and I had a bit of treatment, took painkillers, all that stuff, which helped. There was a jab and tablets. I said: ‘Just give us everything.’ So I managed to get through it and the crowd helped as well and keep us going. It was an amazing night and honoured to be part of it and contribute.” Read more Reuse this content Jonathan Wilson Share on Twitter Champions League Share on LinkedInlast_img read more

UK: Felixstowe Expansion Commences

first_img My location zoom Work has started at the Port of Felixstowe on the latest expansion of the UK’s largest container port.VSBW Joint Venture, a consortium of VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, has been appointed as the lead contractor to extend the port’s Berth 9 by 190 metres. The work will increase the combined lengths of Berths 8 and 9 to 920 metres, giving the port even greater flexibility to berth the world’s largest container ships.The Boskalis Westminster dredger, Causeway, began dredging the area on 13 April 2014. The initial dredging is in preparation for construction to begin in the summer. The project will involve dredging 1 million cubic metres of material to provide the berth and approaches, and enable a new steel-piled quay wall to be built.Commenting on the project, Clemence Cheng, Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited Chief Executive Officer, said: “The scale of operations at the Port of Felixstowe already gives us the ability to berth more large container ships simultaneously than other ports in the UK. The new extension will increase the berthing permutations we can offer and continue to ensure that we turn our customers’ vessels around in the quickest possible time.”Ian Cussons, VSBW Project Manager said: “We are ready to mobilise all the necessary resources in the very near future. The tubular pile design is very similar to the existing Berths 8 and 9 and will be built to allow the water alongside to be dredged to 18 metres depth.”Piling of the quay wall for the new extension will start later in the summer with construction due to complete in mid-2015. The new extension will be equipped with three new ship-to-shore gantry cranes, each with a 25-container wide outreach. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close Port of Felixstowe, April 14, 2014last_img read more

Bailee Madison Launches Holiday Giving Campaign

first_imgTween star Bailee Madison, along with McKenna Grace and a host of other celebrities, CEOs, artists, corporations, and community leaders have just launched a holiday giving campaign for Starlight Children’s Foundation: #GIVEactually.Video: GIVEactuallyStarlight Children’s Foundation partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families all around the world, particularly those that are hospitalized or dealing with terminal illness. They fund critical needs expressed by more than 600 hospitals, specialty clinics and camps in the US that support more than 27 million pediatric visits every year. And they do this by funding and empowering other non-profits such as Ronald McDonald Houses, Covenant House, Shriners, and more. So, this holiday season, Starlight is encouraging giving that will benefit the causes it supports and other causes that further its universal mission to improve lives.last_img read more

El Omari Denies Conspiring Against King Mohammed VI and Morocco Calls

Rabat – Ilyas El Omari, the president of the Tangier-Tetouan Al Hoceima region, called for an immediate investigation into the allegations of conspiring against the throne made against him by Isaac Charia, the lawyer for detained Hirak Rif activists.Following the serious accusation that Charia made during his client Nassef Zefzafi’s trial, which recommenced on Monday in Casablanca, El Omari’s lawyer, Ahmed Arehmouch, issued a strong denial.Zefzafi’s lawyer said on Monday before the judge of Casablanca’s Court of Appeal that El Omari, who is also the general secretary of the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), had “contacted Zefzaf many times to incite him and other Hirak activists to conspire against King Mohammed VI and Morocco.” The Prosecutor General’s Bureau has already requested an investigation to verify the veracity of the allegations, reported Moroccan media.“We were surprised by the publication of statements made by lawyers who are defending the detained Hirak protesters before the Court of Appeal in Casablanca,” said Arehmouch.The statement was published by Souhaila Riki, spokesperson of PAM, on her official Facebook account.Arehmoush added that “in view of the content of the statement, which contains false allegations, El Omari condemns and deplores these allegations.” The lawyer statement that El Omari has called for an immediate investigation into the matter to determine the circumstances and objectives behind the promotion of the claims.According to the same statement, El Omari will reserve the right to sue accusers.Casablanca’s Court of Appeal has decided to postpone Zefzafi’s trial to November 28. He and the other detained protesters are facing a variety of serious charges, including “undermining the State’s domestic security, sabotaging, killing and looting, accepting money and other material means to fund propaganda meant to prejudice Morocco’s unity and sovereignty, shaking citizens’ loyalty towards the Moroccan State and institutions, organizing unauthorized protest and holding unauthorized public rallies,” according to the court. read more

Torture widespread in police custody in Nigeria UN rights expert says

Torture, ill-treatment and impunity for the perpetrators are widespread in police custody in Nigeria, though apparently not in the prison system, and the Government should take decisive steps to implement its obligations under international law to criminalize these practices, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today, while welcoming progress in other areas. “Torture is an intrinsic part of how law enforcement services operate within the country,” UN Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak said in a statement at the end of a weeklong visit, detailing floggings and shootings in the foot among the practices used to obtain confessions or other information. At the same time, he thanked top police and prison officials for opening up their facilities to unannounced visits and for enabling him to conduct private interviews with detainees, although this was not the case with State Security Service, leading him to “strongly suspect that the authorities wished to conceal evidence.”He welcomed the adoption of a number of State laws prohibiting discrimination against women in critical areas, such as female genital mutilation and early marriage, but said he remained concerned that these practices and social acceptance of them persisted.He also noted that the Government’s invitation to him to visit was yet another example of Nigeria’s willingness to open itself up to independent scrutiny of its human rights situation, and a reaffirmation of its commitment to cooperate with the international community in the area of human rights.While officials said torture, prohibited by law, might occur “in an unfortunate isolated circumstance” and the sternest measures were taken against perpetrators, “these observations appear divorced from the realities prevailing in criminal investigation departments and police stations in the country,” Mr. Nowak said.“The high number of consistent and credible allegations received from speaking with various detainees, corroborated by forensic medical evidence, in facilities visited in different parts of the country and obtained within the span of a one-week mission, speaks volumes,” the statement added. Despite the existence of safeguards for arrest and detention, they are regularly ignored. Torture was frequently cited to the Special Rapporteur as being used for the purpose of extracting confessions or to obtain further information in relation to alleged crimes. “Methods of torture included: flogging with whips; beating with batons and machetes; shooting suspects in the foot; threatening a suspect with death and then shooting him with powder cartridges; suspension from the ceiling or metal rods in various positions; and being denied food, water and medical treatment,” the statement said.Mr. Nowak stressed that there was no question of accountability because there are no functioning complaint mechanisms and victims feel powerless, resigned to accept that impunity is the natural order of things in a system marked by endemic corruption. He said that conditions of detention in police cells he were “appalling,” with detainees held in unsanitary overcrowded cells and forced to sleep on the concrete floor with minimum food and water supply. “Medical care is non-existent and seriously ill detainees are left to languish until they die,” he added, noting that he met at least three detainees with life-threatening injuries who would die without prompt medical attention.Mr. Nowak also noted that corporal punishment, such as caning, remains lawful in Nigeria, as do Muslim Sharia penal code punishments, particularly in northern states, such as amputation, flogging and stoning to death, while Sharia-related provisions for adultery and sodomy, discriminate, respectively, against women and same-sex couples. He stressed that any form of corporal punishment is contrary to the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment is not allowed under international law, and violates international human rights treaties to which Nigeria is a party.He recommended that the Government, with the help of the international community such as the UN, take “decisive steps” to criminalize torture as defined by international conventions, fight impunity by establishing an independent investigation mechanism, and introduce measures for complaints in detention centres as well as medical documentation of torture allegations, access to free legal aid and monitoring of interrogation methods.The expert, who is unpaid and serves in an individual capacity, also called for abolition of all forms of corporal punishment and take further steps towards the abolition of capital punishment, and for effective mechanisms to enforce the prohibition of violence against women including traditional practices such as female genital mutilation, including awareness-raising campaigns. 12 March 2007Torture, ill-treatment and impunity for the perpetrators are widespread in police custody in Nigeria, though apparently not in the prison system, and the Government should take decisive steps to implement its obligations under international law to criminalize these practices, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today, while welcoming progress in other areas. read more

UN envoy to attend emergency meeting of West African countries on Côte

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for West Africa, Ahmedou Ould Abdallah, is scheduled to attend the meeting on Sunday of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Accra, Ghana, spokesman Fred Eckhard said at a press briefing. On the humanitarian front, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that a UN assessment mission visited 10 sites earlier this week in Abidjan and identified as immediate needs housing, food, water, clothes, mattresses and covers. The situation in Bouaké and Korhogo remained tense, according to OCHA, and the mission was not able to go there because of the security situation. Reports from Bouaké indicated that movement of civilians was limited to essential shopping and prices had increased. Hospitals there were starting to be short of medication. Humanitarian officials said they feared that an escalation of violence in Côte d’Ivoire could lead to the movement of the refugees to Liberia, Guinea, or other areas of the country. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that borders with Burkina Faso, Mali and Guinea remained closed and that no crossings were reported. read more

Following Cambodian elections UN rights expert appeals for calm

A United Nations independent expert today appealed for calm and reconciliation in Cambodia, following the country’s “largely peaceful” elections on 28 July.“Sunday’s general election was a display of maturity in democratic exercise in the country,” said the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Surya P. Subedi, commending all political actors for the restraint that they displayed. “I congratulate the people of Cambodia on exercising their right to vote in a largely peaceful manner.”According to media reports, Cambodia’s opposition party rejected the results, saying it had won the majority and claiming there had been irregularities during the election, which has led to tension in the country.“I now call for calm and political reconciliation in the greater interests of the nation and appeal for acceleration in the process of reform of State institutions, including the National Election Committee, to ensure greater respect for people’s rights, genuine rule of law and stronger democracy in Cambodia,” Mr. Subedi said.The Special Rapporteur also appealed to the people and all political actors “not to succumb to racial hatred, whether in person or through other means such as social media, and to contribute towards building a tolerant, cohesive and liberal democratic society.”Regarding the allegations of irregularities, Mr. Subedi called on the appropriate bodies to promptly and impartially investigate them, and urged the Cambodian National Election Committee to thoroughly account for every unused ballot paper.Mr. Subedi recalled his own recommendations for electoral reform contained in a report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council in September 2012, most of which had not been adopted before the polls. “Had these recommendations been implemented in time for the elections, the situation now would have been much better,” he stressed.Special rapporteurs are appointed by the Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

Ohio State mens soccer faces Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Sophomore defender Alex Nichols (15) advances the ball against Rutgers on Sept. 18. OSU won 3-1. Credit: Janaya Greene | Lantern photographerThe Ohio State men’s soccer team is coming off a tough 2-0 loss to Bowling Green over the weekend, remaining winless on the road this season.This Wednesday, the Buckeyes (3-6) return to Columbus to take on Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (1-4-2) at 7 p.m.Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium has been very kind to OSU as of late, with the Scarlet and Gray coming into the match riding a three game home win streak.“You always want to protect your house,” said senior defender Austin Bergstrom. “It’s good that we have been doing that so far, but there is still a lot of room for improvement.”After wins over Rutgers and Valparaiso a week ago, the Buckeyes took a step backward over the weekend, suffering a shutout against Bowling Green.Despite outshooting the Falcons 16-9, OSU again fell to the misfortune of its own mistakes, specifically turnovers.“Sometimes it is a little frustrating when you can’t put the ball in the back of the net or when another team only gets a few opportunities and they are able to score,” said senior forward Danny Jensen. “We let the pressure get to us a bit. I think we just have to cut down on the mistakes and we will start to see much better results.”Jensen was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after his performance against Valparaiso, where he recorded the first hat trick by an Ohio State player since 2012.“It is cool to get some individual recognition every now and then but our focus is on the team,” Jensen said. “Right now we just need some more wins.”The matchup with SIUE is a rare one, as both teams have only played each other once in school history, and played to a scoreless draw in Columbus in 2009.While the matchup between the two teams is unfamiliar, the faces involved are not. Cougars coach Mario Sanchez was a soccer player under now-Buckeyes head coach John Bluem during his time at Fresno State.“(Sanchez) was probably one of the top five players I’ve coached in my career,” Bluem said. “They are going to be really well organized and battle defensively. You are playing against a team that, much like us, is having trouble scoring.”Saying the Cougars are having trouble scoring is an understatement, as Sanchez’s squad has only found the back of the net three times through the first seven games. However, the defense has stood tough, allowing only seven goals thus far.SIUE’s junior goalkeeper Kyle Dal Santo has 13 career shutouts. This year, Dal Santo’s .788 save percentage ranks him 51st nationally.As the match signifies the halfway point in the season for the Buckeyes, Bluem feels the biggest improvement the team needs to make is in its mentality.“This group has to accept that we are not going to just show up and win games. If we don’t outwork the other team, if we don’t outhustle the other team, if we don’t play harder for longer than the other team, anybody on our schedule could beat us,” Bluem said. “On the flipside, if we do those things, we will be in every single game and chances are good that we win more of those games than we lose.”With a very important Big Ten matchup looming against Michigan State on Sunday, the Buckeyes will look to build momentum by grabbing a win against the Cougars. read more

Daily vitamin D dose would prevent millions of colds

first_imgVitamin D is thought to protect against respiratory infections by boosting levels of antimicrobial peptides – natural antibiotic-like substances – in the lungs.For many years, scientists have tried to establish a link between respiratory infections and vitamin D, prompted by observations that these illnesses are most common in winter, when levels of the vitamin are lowest due to poor sunlight.The data from previous studies yielded contradictory results, but it is now clear that this was because many of the participants were being given their supplements in big monthly doses, a practice now understood to be ineffective.Supplements are effective when given daily or weekly, rather than in more widely spaced doses, the BMJ study concluded.While certain foods such as oily fish contain vitamin D, most of it is obtained through sunlight on the skin, and Government advice currently states that everyone should “consider” taking supplements during the autumn and winter months to protect musculoskeletal health.“By demonstrating this new benefit of vitamin D, our study strengthens the case for introducing food fortification to improve vitamin D levels in countries such as the UK where profound vitamin D deficiency is common,” said Prof Martineau.Unlike countries such as Finland, the UK does not currently fortify food with vitamin D as a matter of course. Prof Martineau said that to do so would only cost a few pence per adult per year.He added that the same preventative benefits could be derived from daily or weekly supplements.A linked editorial in the BMJ claimed the new data only amounted to a “hypothesis…requiring confirmation”.However, Dr Benjamin Jacobs, a consultant paediatrician at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, said: “The case for universal vitamin D supplements, or food fortification, is now undeniable.”Governments and health professionals need to take Martineau’s study into account when setting vitamin D policy now.” Supplements could help prevent the common coldCredit:South In what is being hailed a “major step forward”, the new research shows the vitamin also plays a significant role in preventing common illnesses.In the study, published in the British Medical Journal, researchers examined data from almost 11,000 participants from all over the world about the effect of vitamin D on acute respiratory illnesses, which can include earache, bronchitis, pneumonia and the common cold.The group of infections account for around 300,000 hospital admissions each year.The analysis showed that regular supplements resulted in a 12 per cent reduction in the number of people suffering an acute respiratory tract infection.Meanwhile, for people with the lowest levels of the vitamin, supplements cut their risk by 50 per cent.Professor Adrian Martineau, who led the study at Queen Mary University of London, said: “This major collaborative research effort has yielded the first definitive evidence that vitamin D really does protect against respiratory infections.” This major collaborative research effort has yielded the first definitive evidence that vitamin D really does protect against respiratory infectionsProfessor Adrian Martineau, Queen Mary University of London Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Woman with hanky Daily vitamin D supplements would prevent more than three million people a year falling ill with a cold or similar infection, a major NHS-backed study has found.Scientists said last night that it was now “undeniable” that everyone should fortify themselves with the “sunshine” vitamin after an investigation showed doing so could halve the risk of respiratory illness.Until now, Government campaigns urging greater intake of vitamin D have focused on the benefit to people’s bones.last_img read more

Royal wedding guest list Amal and George Clooney the Beckhams and Pippa

Like no other Royal wedding before it, Prince Harry’s wedding to the actress Meghan Markle was sprinkled with stardust from the glittering LA-set. George Clooney, perhaps the most handsome and one of the most bankable movie stars of the past two decades, arrived at the wedding with his wife Amal. David and Victoria Beckham also attended, along with Elton John, who performed at the after-party. Friends from Ms Markle’s inner circle – including actors from her hit television show Suits – gave the wedding a touch of ‘LA cool’. Green smoothies… Follow how Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding day unfolded here Get Sunday’s live updates on the aftermath of the royal wedding ceremony and reception here Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Foxconn Inventec Barnes Noble facing Microsoft Android patent lawsuit

first_imgMicrosoft has decided to take action against Barnes & Noble, Foxconn, and Inventec in relation to a range of patent infringements on Android devices all three companies either manufacture or sell.While many see Android as a Google-developed operating system, Microsoft claims to own a number of patents Android uses. Microsoft’s Deputy General Counsel for IP and Licensing, Horacio Gutierrez, has made it clear that the action being taken has been done so as a last resort. Apparently all three companies have been approached repeatedly for the last 12 months to agree a licensing deal, but none have been willing to comply.AdChoices广告While the specific patents being infringed have not been detailed,we do know Microsoft is focusing on interaction with the operating system, e-books, and documents, as well as methods to speed up web surfing as part of its infringement claim. They most likely has a very strong case for one simple reason: HTC has already signed up to a licensing agreement covering all its Android devices.With such an agreement in place it has already been established that Microsoft has the right to demand license payments for specific Android-related technologies or features. Unless B&N, Foxconn, and Inventec have somehow worked around the areas HTC could not, they will also have to agree to pay license fees.As B&N distribute their Android devices in the U.S. Microsoft has filed its lawsuit aginst the company with the U.S. District Court. In the case of manufacturers Foxconn and Inventec, the International Trade Commission has been used.Read more at PRNewswireMatthew’s OpinionThe fact that Microsoft is referring to HTC already signing a license agreement says to me that these three companies are using the same patent-covered technology. Be that user interaction, or underlying methods and functionality. It also doesn’t help that Microsoft has such deep pockets and probably doesn’t mind taking this to court knwoing it will eventually get what it wants.In the end all three will likely end up paying a license fee, and it could be a substantial amount. The HTC agreement is thought to be costing the company between $20-$40 per Android device, so you can expect a similar demand from Microsoft in this case. That will surely take the price of B&N devices up.If Microsoft continues to take such action, and win, then the growing popularity of Android devices may be of benefit to the company’s bank balance. All it needs to do now is come up with an operating system that tablet manufacturers want to use so it can compete on the market as well as in the court room.last_img read more

Coalition to hire 12000 in public sector this year

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Draft legislation foreseeing the hiring of 12,000 civil servants this year is due to be submitted to parliament and voted on this week.The hirings are broadly in line with the commitments the previous government had made to Greece’s lenders. The midterm fiscal plan foresaw that 11,107 people would be hired this year. The total annual cost of the hirings planned by the current coalition is 72 million euros.The 12,000 hirings will consist of 3,900 civil servants fired or placed in a labour reserve by the previous government, 1,700 former municipal policemen and 6,000 applicants who have passed the civil service entrance test but have yet to be taken on.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Brown Field Municipal airport in Otay Mesa celebrates its 100th anniversary

first_img KUSI Newsroom October 22, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, OTAY MESA (KUSI) – The Brown Field Municipal Airport in Otay Mesa is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The air field has had a variety of uses since it was opened in 1918. Deputy Director of Airports, Rod Propst, told us all about the history of Brown Field.SanDiego.gov outlined the history of Brown Field with the following description:Brown Field is located 1.5 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border in the Otay Mesa community of the City of San Diego. The airport, originally named East Field in honor of Army Maj. Whitten J. East, opened in 1918 when the U.S. Army established an aerial gunnery and aerobatics school in order to relieve congestion at North Island.Maj. East completed flight training at the Army Signal Corps Station, Rockwell Field on North Island before flying over the front lines in France during World War I. He was killed in an auto accident in 1918 while in command of Mitchel Field in New York at the age of 25.From 1918-1919, pilots flying the Curtis JN-4D Jenny trained at East Field. After World War I, the military maintained control of East Field for touch-and-go landings and radio-controlled target drone experiments.In 1943, the U.S. Navy took over the airfield and changed the name to Naval Auxiliary Air Station (NAAS) Otay Mesa. Later that year, the name was changed again to NAAS Brown Field in honor of Navy Commander Melville S. Brown, who was killed in a plane crash near Descanso, Calif., in 1936. Lt. Cmdr. Brown had served as the commanding officer of the USS Truxtun (DD-229) when the ship was commissioned in 1921, and later was the executive officer of the aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-2). Between 1943 and 1946, the Army and Navy utilized NAAS Brown Field for training in various aircraft, including the P-38 Lightning, F4F and FM1 Wildcat, TBF and TBM Avenger, F6F Hellcat and PB4Y Privateer.In 1946, the Navy decommissioned Brown Field and turned it over to San Diego County as surplus. The County ended up renting portions of the former base for use as a chicken farm. Chula Vista High School was established on the airport property in 1946.In 1951, the Navy reopened Brown Field due to the increased military activity from the Korean War. In 1954, Brown Field was again commissioned and designated a NAAS with the mission to provide facilities to support regular operations of fleet aircraft, assigned missile programs and fleet carrier landing practice.In 1955, NAAS Brown was home to one utility squadron, two anti-submarine warfare squadrons, a fleet aircraft service squadron (FASRON) and a Regulus air missile unit. The following year, the base was home to two utility squadrons, VU-3 and VU-7, Commander Utility Wing Pacific (COMUTWINGPAC), FASRON 4 detachment and a ground control approach unit.Aircraft that operated at NAAS Brown Field include the F6F Hellcat, F9F Cougar, SNB, R4D Skytrain, JD-1 Invader, P2V Neptune and FJ Fury. On Nov. 2, 1954, the Convair XFY-1 Pogo made a transitional flight from vertical takeoff to horizontal flight, then back to a vertical landing at Brown Field. In 1957, Brown Field was selected as a site for one of the Vanguard Earth Satellite Tracking Stations.On Sept. 1, 1962, the Navy transferred ownership of Brown Field to the City of San Diego, with the condition that it remains an airport for the use and benefit of the public. During the mid- to late-1960s Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA), an airline based in San Diego, trained its pilots at Brown Field using Piper Arrows, Comanches, Aztecs and Beech Bonanzas. PSA also had a contract to train Lufthansa pilots at Brown Field. In 1970, the Lufthansa training moved to Phoenix, where it still operates today.Today, Brown Field is a busy general aviation airport. General aviation encompasses all aviation except air carrier and military, although the military continues to maintain a strong presence. The types of general aviation aircraft that operate at Brown Field include private, corporate, charter, air ambulance, law enforcement, fire rescue, flight training, cargo, skydiving, banner towing, and airships.The Federal Aviation Administration (link is external) has classified Brown Field as a reliever airport for San Diego International Airport (link is external) – Lindbergh Field. A reliever airport is an airport that serves general aviation aircraft that might otherwise use a congested air carrier airport. Airline passengers benefit by experiencing fewer delays due to air traffic congestion.Airfield Information Posted: October 22, 2018center_img Updated: 10:28 AM Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Brown Field Municipal airport in Otay Mesa celebrates its 100th anniversarylast_img read more

Universal Entertainment files disciplinary demand against former attorney over US100 million legal

first_img Suncity Group, Bloomberry Resorts unveil Wakayama IR visions Japan’s Universal Entertainment Corp has filed a formal demand with the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association to take disciplinary measures against a formal legal representatives it says unfairly billed the company for an “enormous sum” and has refused to return overpaid remunerations.In an announcement on its corporate website, Universal revealed it was taking action against Yuki Arai, who served as an auditor of the company for one year from 26 June 2014 to 26 June 2015. Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move RelatedPosts Load More Suncity Group looking to develop new resort hotel in Okinawa, Japan after US$10 million land purchase The company is accusing Arai of violating multiple legal provisions in the Attorney Act and the Japanese Federation of Bar Associations’ Basic Rules on the Duties of Practicing Attorneys.“Moreover, as a result of a company-conducted internal investigation prompted by Mr Arai billing the company for an enormous sum based on an illegal and invalid contract … hence the reason why the company filed the formal demand for disciplinary measures in question,” it said.According to Universal, Arai changed the main executing entity in his contract with the company to a corporation in the British Virgin Islands of which he served as a representative, but which was not registered to provide legal services, for the sole purpose of obtaining compensation.Universal alleges that in March 2018, Arai subsequently misinterpreted an “economic benefit” stipulation in his contract and billed the company a total of ¥11.2 billion (US$100 million) for his services. The bill, in the name of Director Yuki Arai, “was accompanied with a threatening notice” which Universal says is in violation of Article 24 of the Basic Rules which stipulates, “An attorney shall present appropriate and reasonable fees, considering the economic benefit, difficulty of the case, time and labor and other circumstances.”Universal is also seeking to recoup almost ¥9 million (US$80,000) in overpaid wages accidentally paid to Arai following termination of his contract, but said he has so far failed to respond to demands to return the money.last_img read more

Fifth Harmony Tap Becky G For Latin American Tour

first_imgNews Email Fifth Harmony Tap Becky G For Latin American Tour Becky G Is Going On The Road With Fifth Harmony fifth-harmony-tap-becky-g-latin-american-tour Twitter Facebook “Mayores” singer/songwriter to perform select dates in Chile, Costa Rica and MexicoTim McPhateGRAMMYs Sep 27, 2017 – 3:31 pm Becky G is riding high in the U.S. with her current hit single “Mayores.” The 20-year-old Mexican-American singer/songwriter will have an opportunity to find some extra “harmony” with her fans in Latin America.According to Billboard, Becky G will be the special guest on select dates of Fifth Harmony’s upcoming Latin American tour. The 10-date jaunt will kick off Sept. 29 in Santiago, Chile, and wrap Oct. 15 in San Jose, Costa Rica. In addition to the Santiago date, Becky G will perform at dates in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Oct. 2; Mexico City on Oct. 10; Monterrey, Mexico, on Oct. 11; and in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Oct. 12.”Mayores” currently sits at No. 11 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart (dated Oct. 7). The song, which went to No. 1 in Spain, marked her fifth Top 10 hit on Billboard’s Latin Digital Songs Sales chart.Camila Cabello On Healing Pain Through Her Debut Albumlast_img read more

Former family planning worker hacked dead in Sylhet

first_imgAn ex-family planning worker was hacked to death at Nalia village in Sadar upazila on Sunday evening, reports news agency UNB.The deceased is Helen Sharma, 58, wife of late Moni Sharma of the village.Mosharraf Hossain, officer-in-charge of Osmani airport police station, said on information, police recovered the body of Helen, which bore several injury marks, from her house.Helen, who went on retirement in February, had been living alone in the house. Recently she withdrew Tk 82000 allowance of her freedom fighter husband and gave a portion of the money to her son who lives in his business establishment near their house.She might have been killed over the money, locals said.Police sent the body to Osmani Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.last_img read more