Haryana’s Excise and Taxation Department has allowed 43 liquor shops to resume business after relocating beyond a ‘motorable distance’ of 500 metres from the highway, in the wake of the Supreme Court ban.Dismissing news reports that the process of measuring the motorable distance of these outlets from the highway would be started again from Wednesday, Aruna Singh, Gurgaon Excise and Taxation Commissioner told PTI that officials have already carried out the process for all 289 bars and pubs in Gurgaon.Of them, 115 pubs were found falling within the motorable distance of 500 metres from national highway and have been temporarily closed, she said.‘Motorable distance’ refers to the actual distance traveled to the location as against making the measurement in a straight line from the highway .Ms. Singh said two committees have been formed by the district administration to enforce the apex court order which will also look into disputes that may arise with owners of the closed establishments.“The lands for installing liquor vends were to be chosen by the owners not by the department. Now we have ordered 43 liquor vends which were closed from March 31 to relocate beyond the motorable distance of 500 meters so they can resume business,” she added.The Supreme Court in its March 31 order had said that liquor vends within 500 metres of national and state highways would have to shut down from April 1. It, however, did not specify how the exercise of measuring the distance should be carried out.Several pubs and bars located in Cyber Hub, Sector 29 and premier hotels like the Leela, Trident, Oberoi and Westin have not been able to sell liquor because of proximity to the NH—8.Many hoteliers whose pubs have been closed have alleged that measuring techniques employed by the Haryana Excise and Taxation department are not reliable.They have demanded the district and town planner measure the motorable distance of their properties from the highway.Meanwhile, a delegation of hoteliers from Haryana headed by Manbeer Choudhary, President of Haryana Restaurants and Hotels Association on Tuesday met D S Dhesi, Haryana Chief Secretary to seek his intervention to resolve the issue.“We met chief secretary D S Dhesi to urge him to help us and give some relief to hoteliers whose pubs are located in Cyber Hub and Sector—29. We also urged him to restart the process of measuring the motorable distance of all hotels of Haryana including Gurgaon,” Choudhary told PTI, adding that they were assured of all possible help.“We have also planned to meet Union minister for Road Transport and Highway, Nitin Gadkari today,” he said.
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A food fortification project being implemented in Rajasthan, which has covered wheat flour, soya dal analogue, oil and milk, has successfully provided micronutrients to vulnerable sections of population despite high figures of stunted growth of children. New strategies are being formulated to widen the project’s scope and reach out to more people.The State government is implementing the project in collaboration with Jaipur-based Institute of Health Management & Research (IHMR) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). It has been executed through the public distribution system for common citizens, women and children having low levels of nutrition and expanded to cover the mid-day meals scheme in schools.At a consultation to discuss the project’s results here earlier this week, Rajasthan was described as a model State where the edible oil and dairy industries had achieved distinction in fortification of their products. About 6 crore people in the State are consuming fortified oil produced by over 100 industries.Additional Chief Secretary (Industries) Subodh Agarwal said 39.1% of children under five years in the State had stunted growth, which exceeded the national figure of 37.9%. He said concerted steps were needed to tackle malnutrition, while independent institutions should step in with their research and recommendations.Naveen Jain, Secretary, Skills, Employment and Entrepreneurship, said though nutrition was an important issue, it was often left behind, as there was a gap between conceptualising and implementation at the ground level.GAIN’s programme head Deepti Gulati laid emphasis on strengthening the regulatory mechanism to ensure the quality and safety of fortified foods and said the fortification of oil and milk with vitamins A and D should be made mandatory. “Fortification enriches food and provides micronutrients which can significantly reduce the figures of stunted growth.” she said.GAIN has been providing technical and financial support for the fortification project, while IIHMR functions as the executing agency. IIHMR president Pankaj Gupta said since the micronutrient deficiency was prevalent in all age and socio-economic groups, the State should address the issues of child stunting and wasting.The experts also pointed out that food fortification does not change colour, taste or aroma of food material and makes it wholesome. Several centralised kitchens in the State are supplying fortified soya dal analogue containing additional micronutrients for mid-day meals given to school children.
University of the Philippines’ Paul Desiderio celebrates after hitting the game-winning 3-pointer to beat University of Santo Tomas. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith the game on the line, Paul Desiderio wanted the ball in his hands and he delivered. on Sunday.Desiderio was struggling all game long but with University of the Philippines trailing University of Santo Tomas, 73-71, with 1.1 seconds left, the veteran guard knew exactly how the game was going to end.ADVERTISEMENT Despite the bad shooting, Desiderio still finished with a team-high 17 points on 5-of-19 clip“I always imagine myself hitting a game-winning three-point shot,” said Desiderio. “And I was confident I was going to make it because I’ve been practicing that shot constantly. And when Coach Bo called timeout I said in the huddle ‘when I’m open give it to me and I’ll make it.’” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nadal travels long road to win 16th Slam title at US Open MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “This game is ours, I will make the shot,” he told his teammates in Filipino during the timeout with 5.3 ticks remaining.True enough, Desiderio backed up his bold declaration as he knocked down the last-second 3-pointer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’ve shot so many threes today and would I shy away from throwing the last one? No, I won’t. And coach Bo [Perasol] told us that if we’re open, we’ll shoot it so I shot it and it went in,” said Desiderio.Desiderio was 1-of-10 from deep prior to his game-winner but his confidence did not falter. View comments
LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Anthony Davis had 30 points and 20 rebounds for the Pelicans, who lost their third straight game. Julius Randle had 21 points in his first game against the Lakers at Staples Center, and Jrue Holiday had 18 points and 10 assists.Davis and James shared the court for the first time since James recently declared in an interview with ESPN that it would be “amazing” if the Lakers traded for the Pelicans’ biggest star. James’ comments prompted allegations of tampering.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefNew Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said before the game that Davis will not be traded to the Lakers or anywhere else as long as he remains under contract to the Pelicans.All five Lakers starters scored in double figures, with Brandon Ingram getting 18 points after missing seven games because of a sprained left ankle. Rajon Rondo had eight points and nine assists off the bench after missing 17 games because of surgery on his right hand. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Pelicans’ Alvin Gentry defends LeBron James on tampering charge View comments Kuzma and Lonzo Ball hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to put the Lakers up 107-98 with 6:13 to play, and Los Angeles held on after losing its previous two games.The Lakers led by as many as 13 in the third quarter, but Holiday hit a 3 with one second left to cut the Pelicans’ deficit to 94-88 going into the fourth.TIP-INSPelicans: Davis had a bandage placed on his left pinkie finger during the first quarter and appeared to be trying to shake out the injury as the game went on. … New Orleans committed 13 turnovers leading to 20 points for Los Angeles. The Pelicans got 11 points off 13 Lakers turnovers. … Nikola Mirotic missed his fourth straight game because of an ankle injury.Lakers: James had seven assists in the first quarter, his most in any quarter since joining the Lakers. … Zubac got the start with JaVale McGee out because of illness and scored eight of the Lakers’ first 16 points. McGee missed his third straight game.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in front of Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans after a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — LeBron James had 22 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 112-104 on Friday night.James got his third triple-double with the Lakers and No. 76 for his career, helping Los Angeles to its sixth consecutive home win. Kyle Kuzma had 23 points, and Ivica Zubac set season highs with 16 points and 11 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion 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 TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UP NEXTPelicans: At Sacramento on Sunday.Lakers: Host Memphis on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Sunrisers Hyderabad returned an all-round bowling performance to defend their low total and beat Rising Pune Supergiants by four runs in a nail-biting Indian Premier League (IPL) clash on Tuesday.Batting first, Hyderabad lost wickets at regular intervals and could manage only 137/8 in 20 overs, thanks an impressive six-wicket haul by young leg-spinner Adam Zampa (6-19).In reply, couple of handy knocks by George Bailey (34), MS Dhoni (30) and Ravichandran Ashwin (29) were not enough as Pune fell short of the total, posting 133/8 in 20 overs.Nehra does the job Ashish Nehra (3-29) was the pick of the Hyderabad bowlers, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Barinder Sran and Moises Henriques claimed one wicket each. Chasing a target of 138, Pune got off to a disappointing start losing in-form opener Ajinkya Rahane (0) in the third ball of the innings to have the home side in the back foot right away.His opening partner Usman Khawaja (11) who was looking good after striking couple of boundaries also departed in the fourth over to have Pune in trouble at 19/2.With two quick wickets, Bailey and Ashwin who was promoted up the batting order played sensibly without losing any more wickets to take past 50-run mark after completion of 10 overs. But medium-pacer Moises Henriques returned to provide Hyderabad the much needed breakthrough as he dismissed Bailey in the 12th over to bring a halt in Pune’s run chase. (This is how Sunrisers sealed a thrilling win ) Ashwin, after playing a handy 25-ball 29, too went back to the pavilion in the 14th over to put the home side in a spot of bother. After the dismissal of Ashwin, followed by Saurabh Tiwary (9), skipper Dhoni and Thisera Perera (17) failed to take team to victory.advertisementDhawan shines Earlier opting to bat, Hyderabad got off to a slow start in the first two overs scoring just 34 runs. As pressure mounted on openers Shikhar Dhawan (33) and skipper David Warner (11), seamer RP Singh dismissed in-form Warner in the third over to have the visitors at 18/1.Despite the early wicket, Dhawan played positively sneaking in with ones, twos and couple of boundaries to help team reach 34/1 after completion of powerplay.The left hander was supported well in the other end by incoming batsman Kane Williamson (31).After striking two boundaries and two sixes, as Dhawan was aiming at yet another half-century, veteran off-spinner Ashwin removed him in the 11th over to have Sunrisers at 64/2.Zampa makes a markWith both the openers back in pavilion, Williamson and new batsman Yuvraj Singh (23) took some time in the middle to get settle down but once Yuvraj figured out the wicket well, he unleashed his cricketing shots striking two sixes and one four in three balls to put Hyderabad back into the game.But a much-needed bowling change by Pune skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni worked wonders as young leg-spinner Zampa dismissed Yuvraj to put brakes on the scoring. Soon after, Williamson too departed in the 18th over, followed by Henriques (10) to have Hyderabad in a spot of bother to post a competitive total.Next up, Zampa bowling the 20th over dismissed Deepak Hooda (14), Naman Ojha (7) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1) to claim a brilliant six wicket-haul.
New Delhi, Jun 19 (PTI) Kerala government today said it is interested in hosting the 6th Asian Beach Games, to be held in 2018, and sought central aid for promotion of sports in the state.Kerala sports minister E P Jayarajan met Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Jitendra Singh and submitted a memorandum in this regard.”Kerala is an ideal place to conduct the Beach Games as we have a nearly 600-km long coastline and we are waiting for the nod of the Centre and Indian Olympic Association to start the preparations,” Jayarajan told reporters here after meeting the the Union minister.”We had also requested for sports incubation centres at various universities and colleges as the people in the state are sports enthusiasts and there is a need to develop the skills of youngsters,” he said.Jayarajan, who is also the Minister for Industries in state, was here to attend the three-day Central Committee meeting of CPI(M) which will conclude tomorrow.He also met Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Kalraj Mishra and discussed about the MSME projects in the state.Jayarajan, who submitted a memorandum requesting for more projects in the state, said the Union minister had promised all help in promoting new startup projects in Kerala.The Minister said out of nearly 45 Public Sector Undertakings in Kerala, only 10 are profitable.”At the end of the tenure of the last LDF government, around 18 PSUs were financially stable but now the number has come down to 10. Even the profit ratio of those has also come down. We plan to make them profitable along with creating new jobs,” Jayarajan said.advertisementOn the states mining policy, he said it will be allowed under a public sector entity only.”Its the policy of this government that we will allow mining only under public sector undertaking. Those existing in private sector will be retained but no new private licenses will be granted,” he said.On the issue of the arrest of Akhila (30) and Anjana (25), daughters of Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) leader N Rajan, Jayarajan denied any lapses on the part of the home department in dealing with the issue.They were arrested on a complaint by CPI(M) that they had barged into its party office and attacked one of their activists in Thalassery.The sisters were released on bail yesterday.”There are no lapses on part of the Home department. The case is purely out of the narrow political interest of Congress. A case got registered and the women went to the police station and were arrested. They were presented in the court but they didnt apply for bail,” he said. PTI RRT SMJ SK SMJ
Photo: PTI 5_21_2017_000008BChennai, May 21 (PTI) J Jayalalithaa continues to draw crowds — even six months after her death.”Jaya pattiya kumbittukko (pay obeisance to Jaya grandma),” an elderly woman tells her grandchild at the mausoleum of the former chief minister at the Marina Beach here.The six-time chief minister passed away on December 5 last year after spending over 70 days in a hospital here.Men and women– young and old — continue to throng the “Amma samadhi”. On an average, about 15,000 people every day visit the final resting place of the late AIADMK chief amid the whistling sea breeze.Many of them are women, for whom Amma continues to be an icon. Among the others are party workers, sympathisers and tourists who wait in the serpentine queue to take a look at the samadhi.Rural people still look upon her as their Amma — or mother — and many speak of the several welfare schemes that she launched for their benefit.”She is among the women I look up to for inspiration, for her courage, for standing tall in the male dominated political arena,” says B Kalpana, a civil service aspirant.On being asked about Jayas conviction in a disproportionate assets case, S Jayanthi, a tourist from Batlagundu, retorts: “One should also note she gave people milch cows, goats, subsidised food (Amma Canteen) and more.”Similar praise is heard about her welfare schemes and some pioneering measures like all women police stations.Standing in the queue, K Masilamani, a retired government servant, recalls that Jayalalithaa took action under the Essential Services Maintenance Act in 2003 against striking employees.advertisement”Still,” he says “we cannot also forget that she implemented innovative welfare schemes.”He mentions the cradle baby scheme for orphans and Amma canteens which serve food at a subsidised rate.”We need to take everything into account,” he says.Some people sell biographies of Jayalalithaa, pocket-size photographs of the late CM and small diaries with her image at the site.The samadhi, just behind the memorial of Jayalalithaas mentor and former chief minister M G Ramachandran, sports a makeshift shamiana and steel railings with supporting ornamental pillars forming an enclosure.The spot where her mortal remains were interred is covered with cement plastering.Two portraits of Jayalalithaa — one massive, and the other small — adorn the mausoleum, the only signs that mark the spot as the late leaders resting place.The police say adequate measures are in place to regulate the crowd, which is expected to swell with school and college vacations.During weekdays, a police team led by an assistant commissioner is also on duty at the adjacent M G R memorial complex, which is under CCTV surveillance, a senior police official says.Since the number of visitors goes up substantially during the weekends, a deputy commissioner is posted on the site with an additional number of police personnel.Security guards drawn from a private security agency are deployed in the inner precincts of the Jayalalithaa memorial complex.Although the state government had allotted Rs 15 crore last December for the construction of a memorial for Jayalalithaa, work is yet to begin as a petition had been filed in the Madras High Court against the move.The petition was filed on the grounds that the late leader was the prime accused in a disproportionate assets case in which the Supreme Court on February 14 had convicted three co-accused, including V K Sasikala.The apex court had “abated the proceedings” against Jayalalithaa after her death. PTI VGN BN TVS BN ROH ARK BDS ARK
European champions Portugal comfortably dispatched New Zealand 4-0 to reach the Confederations Cup semi-finals on Saturday after Cristiano Ronaldo set them on their way with a penalty.Portugal’s all-time leading scorer swept the ball home in the 33rd minute, his 75th goal for his country, and Bernardo Silva added the second four minutes later.A solo effort from Andre Silva, his eighth goal in 11 appearances, in the 80th minute and a stoppage-time goal from substitute Nani completed the scoring.It was a typically efficient performance from Portugal who never looked in danger despite a sluggish start.However, it was not all good news as Bernardo Silva went off injured at halftime while a needless and reckless challenge from Pepe ruled the controversial central defender out of Wednesday’s semi-final.Portugal were 2-0 up when he picked up his second yellow card of the tournament for a tackle in the middle of the pitch.New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic, who helped Unterhaching win promotion from the German fourth division last season, kept the score down with a superb second-half display.The Oceania champions were far from disgraced but have now completed four participations in the tournament without winning a game and have an overall record of 11 defeats and a draw in 12 matches.Portugal topped Group A with seven points from three games, ahead of Mexico on goal difference after the CONCACAF champions beat hosts Russia 2-1. New Zealand finished bottom of the group after losing all three games.Portugal came to life after a Ronaldo header thumped against the underside of the crossbar in the 26th minute.advertisementThey went ahead when Danilo went tumbling under a challenge from two defenders, the referee pointed to the spot without asking for a video replay and Ronaldo swept home the penalty.Four minutes later, Eliseu was set free down the left by Ricardo Quaresma’s clever pass and he pulled the ball back into the middle where Bernardo Silva turned it into the net, although he suffered a knock on the ankle in the process.Marinovic made impressive saves to deny Ronaldo, Andre Silva and Nani but was powerless stop Andre Silva or Nani late in the game.
Here’s a sentence you don’t see every day. From ESPN.Atlanta police said Ole Miss defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche is in stable condition after a one-story fall at a local hotel.It gets weirder.Police reported to ESPN.com that the hotel room window was broken. The report adds that “it appears that the victim broke the window and then walked approximately 15 feet and climbed over a wall and fell approximately 15 feet.”So this will be a story as we roll into Sugar Bowl week. And a strange one at that.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
World Cup Italy, Netherlands, Chile & 15 top teams who won’t be at World Cup 2018 Goal Last updated 1 year ago 20:00 5/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Getty Images World Cup Italy Netherlands Chile Bosnia-Herzegovina Ghana Greece Republic of Ireland United States Wales Cameroon Czech Republic Turkey Scotland Ecuador Goal takes a look at the best teams who failed to qualify for the tournament in Russia this summer
Metal Shark Aluminum Boats, January 26, 2014 zoom Metal Shark Aluminum Boats is expanding its operations and has acquired a large waterfront parcel to accommodate the production of larger vessels.The builder has signaled its entry into the shipbuilding sector with the purchase of a 25-acre waterfront tract located in South Louisiana’s St. Mary Parish. Plans for the new facility call for over 60,000 square feet of manufacturing space, with approximately 100 new employees expected to be hired within the next few years.Infrastructure improvements have commenced at the site, which Metal Shark is transforming into a shipyard capable of supporting aluminum and steel shipbuilding operations for vessels up to and exceeding 250’ in length.Construction of Metal Shark’s 45’, 55’, and 75’ vessels currently on order and in various stages of assembly at the company’s headquarters in Jeanerette, Louisiana will be transferred to the new yard, where production volume will increase as new, larger offshore vessels are added to the company’s expanding lineup.Metal Shark vessels 40’ and under, including several models being built under multi-year contracts for the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy, will continue to be produced at the company’s existing facility in Jeanerette. This facility, which was expanded in 2011 and again in 2012, will be enlarged once more to accommodate present and future growth.All told, these moves represent an investment of more than ten million dollars by the company.“Metal Shark has grown exponentially over the past several years, but the size and scope of this newest expansion will completely redefine the company and elevate our role in the marketplace,” said Chris Allard, president of Metal Shark. “While we are expanding our facilities, we are at the same time actively expanding our in-house engineering staff and our in-field training and support team to keep pace with our ambitious slate of new builds.”In addition to the facilities and workforce upgrades, Metal Shark has also announced substantial investments in new designs. The company’s proven Defiant class of v-bottom pilothouse vessels, with parent craft in service with various military and law enforcement entities worldwide, has been expanded to include vessels up to 100’.Additionally, the company has announced a new “Endurance” class of pilothouse catamaran vessels. These long range offshore vessels are characterized by their wide beams, efficient hulls, and many crew-friendly features shared with existing Metal Shark models, such as “pillarless glass” pilothouse windshields that increase visibility and operational safety by drastically reducing the dangerous blind spots associated with conventional pilothouse vessels.All Defiant and Endurance-class vessels may be fully customized to meet a wide range of mission profiles including military; law enforcement; fire rescue; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) disaster response; and pilot operations.“Metal Shark has always enjoyed strong support from the State of Louisiana and South Louisiana,” stated Chris Allard. “This long-standing cooperation and pro-business attitude, combined with the region’s skilled workforce, were key factors in our decision making process for this expansion. Louisiana provides the perfect climate for American manufacturing and we’re proud to continue our investment here.” My location Print Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定
In a press statement, the 15-member Council also “urged all Iraqis to participate peacefully in the political process and demanded that those who use violence lay down their arms.”“They reiterated their encouragement to the new Government to work tirelessly to promote national reconciliation and an atmosphere in which sectarianism is rejected,” and the Council also “welcomed the progress made in recruiting, training and equipping Iraqi security forces and their increasing responsibilities on the ground.”“Members of the Security Council continued to look forward to the day Iraqi forces assume full responsibility for the maintenance of security and stability in Iraq, thus allowing the completion of the MNF mandate. They also reiterated the importance for all forces promoting the maintenance of security and stability in Iraq to act in accordance with international law, including obligations under international humanitarian law.”In her briefing to the Council, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Angela Kane acknowledged the killings and instability in the country, but said that despite this Iraq had completed a three-year political transition with the formation of its first constitutionally-elected Government and this was cause for some optimism.“While it may be understandable that, due to their transitory character, previous Governments were unable to take some of the hard decisions required to address the urgent needs of the Iraqi people, the establishment of a constitutionally-elected Government for a full four-year term offers new hope,” she said.Ms. Kane said that over the past three years Iraq’s transition had moved from the Governing Council to the Interim Government and the Transitional Government, culminating with Iraq’s first constitutionally-elected Government led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.The other officials who also spoke to the Council painted a similar picture, with United States Ambassador John Bolton – speaking on behalf of the 29 countries making up the Multinational Force in Iraq – and the country’s Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, also acknowledging the difficult and dangerous security situation.In his comments, Ambassador Bolton highlighted that the latest reporting period included the killing on 7 June of al-Qaida leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and one of his key associates, Sheikh abd Al-Rahman, although he said the organization still posed a threat.“The measure of success will be the dawn of the day when the Iraqi people are fully able to secure their own safety, freedom and prosperity,” he said.In his briefing to the Council, Iraq’s Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari also highlighted al-Zarqawi’s killing but added that security operations must go hand in hand with initiatives to promote national consensus, tolerance, justice and respect for human rights.“With the formation of the new full-term Government and recent elimination of the most notorious terrorist, al-Zarqawi, we sense great momentum among the Iraqi people, and a very real chance to turn our situation around,” he told the Council members.“This is the beginning of a new chapter in Iraq’s transformation from dictatorship to a sovereign, peaceful and prosperous federal democracy as voted by the Iraqi people.”
Un tigre de l’Amour, espèce menacée, abattu en Russie A quelques jours d’un sommet international pour la protection des tigres de l’Amour, l’un d’entre eux vient d’être abattu par des braconniers. Selon une estimation d’IFAW (fonds international pour la protection des animaux), une quarantaine de tigres sont abattus chaque année en Russie. Le tigre qui est mort lundi a été tué par des braconniers qui ont été arrêtés, mais la chose est rare. Ils risquent six mois de prison. Une estimation montre qu’avec 5% des individus tués par an, si rien n’est fait, la population entière disparaîtra dans 50 ans. À lire aussiCes 18 animaux méconnus à l’aspect étonnant pourraient disparaître avant vousCet incident est survenu alors que la Russie accueille du 21 au 24 novembre un sommet des 13 pays qui abritent encore ce félin, aussi appelé tigre de Sibérie (Bangladesh, Bhoutan, Cambodge, Chine, Inde, Indonésie, Laos, Malaisie, Birmanie, Népal, Thaïlande, Vietnam). L’objectif sera de faire passer à 7.000 individus d’ici à 2022 la population de tigres dans le monde, le tigre de l’Amour étant classé dans la catégorie II en tant qu’espèce vulnérable, menacée d’extinction. Seule la Russie a vu augmenter le nombre de ses tigres, passant de 100 à plus de 450 individus en 50 ans. Le dernier recensement de 2005 dénombrait 334 à 417 tigres de l’Amour adultes pour 97 à 112 petits dans l’Extrême Orient russe. Le tigre de l’Amour est une des sous-espèces de tigres les plus massives. Si on le mesure en tenant compte de sa queue, il atteint trois mètres de long. Les femelles pèsent en moyenne 130 kilogrammes et les mâles 190 kilogrammes. Mais certains d’entre eux peuvent facilement peser jusqu’à 350 kilogrammes. Leur fourrure est plus pâle que chez les autres espèces, rayée de bandes brunes ou noires transversales. Ils se nourrissent essentiellement de cerfs, de sangliers et de chevreuils.Le 20 novembre 2010 à 10:05 • Emmanuel Perrin
Neige aux Etats-Unis : New-York quasiment bloquéeDes mesures de prudence ont été prises hier par les autorités New-Yorkaises suite à la tempête de neige qui s’était abattue la nuit précédente sur la ville, où le trafic routier, ferroviaire et aérien a été fortement perturbé.Le siège de l’Onu à New-York a dû rester porte close hier, pour cause d’intempéries : ce ne sont pas 35 centimètres de neige, comme l’avaient prévu les services météorologiques, qui encombraient au matin les trottoirs de la ville, mais 50. Les établissements scolaires sont également restés fermés ainsi que d’autres administrations, conséquence du “snow day” décrété par le maire, une procédure lancée 7 fois seulement depuis 1978.Plus de 1.000 vols ont dû être annulés sur les trois aéroports de la région, à cause d’une visibilité réduite et de vents dépassant les 100 km/h. La circulation des métros et autobus a été perturbée, parfois stoppée, tandis que les trains de banlieue avançaient au ralenti, et les autorités ont invité les automobilistes à la prudence. De telles chutes de neige ont été observées dans tout l’est du pays, entre Washington et le Canada, bloquant les routes et obligeant de nombreux conducteurs à abandonner leur véhicule, bloqué par la neige. 100.000 foyers ont connu des coupures d’électricité dans la région. Le 28 janvier 2011 à 11:59 • Emmanuel Perrin
Des cellules souches de la moëlle épinière spécifiquement destinées aux plaquettes sanguinesUne équipe de chercheurs anglais vient de mettre en évidence des cellules souches de la moëlle épinière spécialement affectées à la production de plaquettes sanguines chez les souris.Les plaquettes sont des éléments indispensables de notre sang. C’est grâce à elles que le sang peut coaguler et que la cicatrisation est possible. Avec une durée de vie de seulement quelques jours, les dons de plaquettes sont compliqués et peu avantageux. Une équipe de chercheurs anglais vient de mettre en évidence les cellules souches à leur origine chez les souris, ouvrant la voie à des synthèses in vitro, ou même in vivo, chez les patients sous traitement chimio-thérapeutique.Filet de pêcheLes éléments figurés du sang désignent l’ensemble des cellules sanguines : globules rouges, blancs, plaquettes, etc. Ils dérivent tous de cellules souches de la moelle épinière, qui renouvellent notre sang à hauteur de plusieurs millions de cellules par seconde. Dans le cas des plaquettes (ou thrombocytes), après plusieurs étapes intermédiaires, une grosse cellule va libérer 5 à 7 plaquettes dans le sang, qui sont en fait des fragments de cellule dépourvus de noyau.En cas de saignement, les plaquettes s’agglomèrent près de la blessure, et, tel un filet de pêche, va capturer des autres cellules ainsi que des molécules fibreuses pour boucher l’ouverture.Des transferts compliquésChez les malades du cancer, il arrive souvent que le réservoir de plaquette s’amenuise dangereusement, à cause de la maladie ou du traitement. En conséquence, des saignements excessifs sont possibles et peuvent même devenir mortels dans les semaines suivant la chimiothérapie. Tout comme chez les malades ayant subi une greffe de moelle osseuse et pour qui le stock de plaquettes prend du temps à se renouveler.Ces patients ont donc besoin de transferts de plaquettes, chose rendue difficile par la faible durée de vie de celles-ci (8 à 10 jours). C’est pourquoi les recherches pour augmenter rapidement la production de plaquettes intéressent les chercheurs, et la découverte de leur origine pourrait bien changer la donne.D’abord les identifier chez les humains À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?”Nous avions tendance à penser qu’il n’existait qu’un seul type de cellules souches sanguines qui donneraient naissance à toutes les cellules du sang. Mais nous en avons identifié un nouveau type, dont la fonction principale est de produire les plaquettes” explique le professeur Sten Eirik Jacobsen de l’université d’Oxford, qui publie sa découverte dans la revue Nature.”Maintenant que nous savons qu’elles existent, nous pouvons penser à développer des stratégies pour améliorer leur production, soit par génération in vitro dans un récipient, ou alors directement dans le patient qui renouvellera plus rapidement son stock. Mais d’abord, ils nous faut les mettre en évidence chez l’humain et comprendre comment elles sont régulées.”Dans leur étude, les chercheurs ont réussi à renouveler 10% du stock de plaquettes chez des souris en injectant une seule cellule souche de plaquette. Ils prévoient de continuer leurs travaux afin de déterminer si cette méthode peut être appliquée chez les humains.Le 19 août 2013 à 09:45 • Emmanuel Perrin
NYCC 18: The Cast of Gotham On Bane, Batman and Saying GoodbyeDC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC News Batman villains are at their best when they scare the living crap out of us. That’s why we love The Joker so much. It’s why Scarecrow’s sequence in Batman: Arkham Asylum is the one we all remember. And it’s why the introduction of the Mad Hatter to Gotham breathed some life into an otherwise slow third season.This week, we got to see how dangerous he really is. Even though Jim escaped with his life at the end of the last episode, he’s still under the Hatter’s spell. His search for the hypnotist goes, of course, through Barbara who briefly reminisces about if they were married, but offers little actual help. We know the characters get together in the comics, but with the direction they’ve taken Barbara in the show, the flirtation is awkward now.Gordon heads down to GCPD to ask Commissioner Barnes if he can talk to Alice. Barnes still isn’t too happy with Gordon’s decision to become a private investigator/bounty hunter, but he eventually gives Jim five minutes in the interrogation room. There, Alice reveals the reason she’s on the run from her brother. Besides the fact that his face is the stuff of nightmares. She tells Jim that her brother used to use his abilities to control her. At first, it was just to keep her nearby. Then he put thoughts in her brain “that no brother should have.” Ew. She also explains that her blood power is similar to her brother’s hypnosis. She says it brings out people’s true nature.Mad Hatter recruits wrestling henchmen on Gotham. (Photo: Screenshot via FOX)Their conversation is cut short as the Hatter has recruited a team of wrestlers to storm the police station so he can get his sister. Jim tries to escort Alice out of the station safely, but the Hatter blocks their way. Pulling out his watch again, the Hatter nearly forces Jim to kill himself again, this time with his own gun. The Hatter escapes with Alice and Lee knocks Jim out to save him. When he comes to, Lee tells Jim that she still cares for him even though she’s moved on, while Bullock interrogates one of the arrested wrestlers to find out where the Hatter went.Bullock and Jim track him down to one of Gotham’s many abandoned amusement parks. This time, Jim’s able to resist the Hatter’s hypnosis. Alice tries to break free but ends up falling off a ledge and gets impaled on a pole. The Hatter escapes with one of his henchmen and Barnes while investigating the crime scene, feels a drop of Alice’s blood fall into his eye. We’ll have to wait until next week to see what comes of that.Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) campaigns for mayor. (Photo: Screenshot via FOX)Elsewhere in Gotham, the Penguin gets elected mayor, promising to “make Gotham safe again.” With plots like this, it’s no wonder the Gotham Comic Con panel got so political. At first, Penguin tries to rig the election, but Nigma prevents it from happening. He’s confident that the people will elect the Penguin on their own, which they do. In his acceptance speech, Penguin names Nigma as his chief of staff. Something we can clearly see won’t sit well at GCPD next week.Finally, we had some teenage angst drama with Bruce and his clone. The clone pretends to be Bruce to go out with Selina. When she get caught trying to steal money from the rich, criminal patrons of a bar she’s captured and almost tortured, but clone-Bruce breaks in and makes short work of everyone. Once they’re free, Selina notices some scars on the clone’s stomach and deduces that he’s not Bruce.He tells her everything, and Selina confides in him as well. When the question of Bruce comes up, Selina brushes it off. “Forget about him. He’s more messed up than you.” Which, since he’ll eventually put on a bat suit and fight crime, is probably true. The clone kisses Selina, and she leaves. Alfred and the real Bruce find the clone, who accuses Bruce of having everything but not being able to use it to get what he wants. He says he’s leaving Gotham forever and asks Bruce to thank Selina for the kiss. That gets Bruce jealous at first, but makes him happy when he reasons that she probably thought it was him. The clone doesn’t get as far as he hoped, as he is pulled into a limo by the Court of Owls.Bruce Wayne’s clone (David Mazouz) kisses Selina (Camren Bicondova). (Photo: Screenshot via FOX)This episode is more set-up, but unlike the first two episodes of the season, it’s interesting and meaningful. The pieces for the rest of the season are all in place, and we can clearly see all the directions the show can go from here. Penguin is mayor, which will no doubt make Gotham an even more terrifying place to live. He was able to get an angry mob to attack people with supernatural abilities. And that was before he had any real power of his own.The Hatter is still out there, blaming Jim and the GCPD for the death of his sister, and Commissioner Barnes probably isn’t long for this world. Shame too, he was one of the best additions to the show last season. And now there’s the question of what the Court of Owls plans to do with the clone of Bruce. Gotham finally has some momentum behind it. Hopefully, it can keep up the pace. Stay on target
Clark County’s director of public health, Dr. Alan Melnick, can’t tell you a whole lot yet about this flu season.But he can tell you it’s not too late to get your flu shot. In fact, he recommends you do it now.“For those of us who are not infected yet and haven’t gotten the shot, you should get the flu shot now,” Melnick said.Getting vaccinated is imperative, because Clark County moved a step closer to active flu season after entering the new year. According to the Clark County Weekly Influenza Update, issued by Public Health, the influenza positivity rose to 11.4 percent last week. It was the first time this season the county’s influenza positivity rate registered above 10 percent, which is the threshold for triggering active flu season.Public Health won’t consider the flu season to be active until that threshold has been crossed for two straight weeks.“That’s likely to happen next week,” Melnick said.Generally, once positivity rates start rising, they keep rising until flu season begins to taper off in the spring.Cowlitz County also rose above 10 percent — to 10.3 percent — in the latest report. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the national influenza positivity rate at 13.7 percent for the last week of 2018, while Washington reported 7.1 percent for the same week.This is the latest Clark County has crossed the 10 percent threshold since 2016. That year, Clark County didn’t enter active flu season until the end of January, and stayed above the 10 percent threshold until spring.The last two flu seasons, Clark County has entered active flu season closer to November and December. So far 97 percent of the positive tests have been for influenza Type A, which causes more serious complications and symptoms than influenza B, Melnick said.
February 21, 2018 Homeless forced to brave cold weather after homeless shelters fill up Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: February 21, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Outside of two homeless shelters and a new bridge shelter in the back stands a throng of people desperate to get in, but they can’t.San Diego has just shy of 10,000 people living on the streets. There are three new bridge shelters and around 12 permanent shelters, which combined, house a couple thousand people. But it is not enough, there is still thousands left without a bed.The city’s housing commission has the authority to declare an emergency situation and tell the shelter to open up their dining rooms and recreation centers to allow more people to get out of the elements.Temperatures are expected to be in the 40’s Wednesday night, but without a chance of rain, the city will not intervene.Unless the city decides to get involved, the homeless who cannot find room in one of the shelters will be forced to brave the cold. Ed Lenderman Ed Lenderman,