Video: Arkansas RB Jonathan Williams Continues Rehab With Underwater Agility Drills

first_imgJonathan Williams doing rehab underwater.Jonathan Williams RehabArkansas running back Jonathan Williams hasn’t played all season due to a foot injury, but the bruising senior is working his way back to the gridiron. Whether he’ll next suit up for the Razorbacks or in the NFL, Williams is determined to make a full recovery. Last week, he posted video of himself running for the first time since the injury, and today he shared footage of himself doing underwater agility drills. Best of luck to Williams as he continues to progress in his rehab.last_img

Police say 43 modern day slaves from Mexico forced to clean Ontario

first_imgBARRIE, Ont. — Police say they have freed 43 “modern day slaves” from Mexico who were allegedly forced to work as cleaners at a hotel and vacation properties in central and eastern Ontario.Officers with the Ontario Provincial Police and Barrie police began investigating the alleged scam last year, culminating in 12 search warrants that they executed last week.OPP Deputy Commissioner Rick Barnum says the alleged victims were lured to Canada believing they would be offered legitimate employment and educational opportunities.He says they were instead forced to live in “squalid” conditions and made to pay their alleged traffickers large sums of money.After paying various fees to their employers, Barnum says the alleged victims would sometimes make as little as $50 per month for daily work.There’s no word on criminal charges, but Barnum says they may come later.Police say they are keeping close track of two people who were running the company that employed the foreign workers as the investigation continues.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Russell Simmons Honored At ACE Awards

first_imgRussell Simmons will be receiving the ACE Humanitarian Award today, June 11, as ACE Programs for the Homeless celebrates 20 years of empowering the homeless and improving communities.Also attending are the evening’s Emcee, Rosanna Scotto, host of Fox TV’s Good Day NY, and Auction Emcee, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps from Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of New York City. Famed opera singer Jessye Norman will be receiving the ACE Award for the Arts.Guests will be wined and dined, and treated to music, dancing and a live auction. “The people’s tenor” Michael Amante will perform during the evening with the Hank Lane Quartet.Attendees will also get a peek at “A Show of Hands:Photographs from the Collection of Henry Buhl”. The photographs, numbering in the hundreds, and all of hands, were collected by the businessman-turned-philanthropist over the last 19 years, and feature hands of famous people such as Mother Teresa.Sotheby’s, 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn Herbert Bayer’s “Lonely Metropolitan” (1932)About 400 of the images will be auctioned off this December to benefit the Buhl Foundation which supports the homeless, the arts, and education for the underprivileged.For more information on how you can attend the ACE Anniversary Gala or support their work helping the homeless, visit AceNewYork.org. To learn more about the Buhl Foundation and the incredible photographic collection, visit TheBuhlFoundation.org.Copyright ©2012Look to the Starslast_img read more

Nightmare in Nigeria for family fighting to retrieve mothers body

first_imgBy Delaney WindigoAPTN National NewsSASKATOON–What began as a journey to Nigeria for love has ended in a nightmare.A Saskatchewan family is struggling to bring back the body of a woman who died in Nigeria after marrying a local man she met online.Debra Pine left Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation in February to marry a man known as “Martin.”A month after the marriage, Pine died from septicaemia, a serious bacterial infection, and her body lies in a morgue, thousands of kilometres away from her family.Now Pine’s family claims the body is being held hostage by Martin, who has a final say over what happens as the legal next of kin under Nigerian law.The family said they believe the man wants to use the death as a means to come to Canada.“I know he said he loves her, but I think his intentions were just to get to Canada,” said family friend Pamela Baldhead.The family said they have the money in place to bring Pine home and only the widower stands in their way.“At first, I was pretty confident that he would (let the body go), but now it’s like to me he is playing some kind of mind game with us,” said daughter Sheryl Horse. “Everything is already arranged, it’s just that he has to sign the release, to release her body.”Pine’s death has left her nine children grieving.“She was everything to everybody and we miss her,” said Baldhead. “We just want her home, we need her home.”Nigeria is also currently in the midst of an election and the family is having a difficult time making contact with any government officials.dwindigo@aptn.calast_img read more

Prosecutors Backpagecom made millions in prostitution ads

first_imgPHOENIX – The classified advertising site Backpage.com ignored warnings to stop running advertisements promoting prostitution, sometimes involving children, because the lucrative enterprise brought in half a billion dollars, according to an indictment unsealed Monday.The charges against Backpage.com founders Michael Lacey and James Larkin, along with five others, accused them of publishing some ads that depicted children who authorities said were sex trafficking victims.The indictment said the site contended it tried to prevent prostitution ads, but investigators determined that was not the case and that owners declined to take steps to confront the problem.Backpage.com employees sought to help customers edit their ads to stay within legal limits while still encouraging commercial sex, prosecutors said. Photos and words that were indicative of prostitution were removed before such ads were run, according to the indictment.“Nevertheless, the Backpage defendants made a financial decision to continue displaying those ads,” the indictment said, noting the site has brought $500 million in prostitution-related revenues since its inception in 2004.Lacey, Larkin and five others who work for the site were indicted on federal charges in what authorities said was a scheme to knowingly facilitate prostitution by running ads for sexual services and using foreign banks to hide revenues.Last week, federal authorities seized Backpage.com and its affiliated websites.The indictment said it was implausible for Backpage.com to contend such ads were offering lawful escort services. “I am the type of girl who absolutely adores a man who understands the many desires of a young beautiful woman and how to accommodate a variety of fantasies,” one ad read.The indictment alleges Backpage.com started to launder money a few years ago after banks raised concerns. The indictment alleged the site routed proceeds through unrelated entities, wire money into foreign banks and convert money into cryptocurrency.Lacey and Larkin are charged with facilitating prostitution and money laundering. Larry Kazan, an attorney representing Lacey, and Cristina Arguedas, a lawyer for Larkin, didn’t immediately return a phone call seeking comment.Executive vice-president Scott Spear was charged with facilitating prostitution and money laundering, while chief financial officer John Brunst was charged with money laundering. Sales and marketing director Dan Hyer, operations manager Andrew Padilla and assistant operations manager Joye Vaught also were charged with facilitating prostitution.The indictment alleged that Padilla threatened to fire any employee who acknowledged in writing that the escorts depicted in ads were actually prostitutes.Attorney Michael Piccarreta, who represents Padilla, said the case will be important in deciding whether a web host can be held responsible for a third party’s behaviour. “It’s a very important precedent if a media company can be held responsible for what individuals post on their platform,” Piccarreta said.Michael Kimerer, a lawyer for Brunst, and Stephen Weiss, an attorney for Vaught, didn’t return a call for comment. There were no lawyers listed in court records for Hyer.Last year, the website’s chief executive Carl Ferrer, along with Lacey and Larkin, pleaded not guilty to money laundering charges in California, where state prosecutors said the website operators had illegally funneled money through multiple companies and created various websites to get around banks that refused to process transactions.Meanwhile, a California judge dismissed pimping conspiracy and other charges against the Backpage.com operators, saying federal law protecting free speech grants immunity to websites that post content created by others.In the past, the site’s operators challenged the California charges on First Amendment grounds.Officials have struggled with how to deal with the website without violating free speech protections.Backpage.com is a Dutch-owned limited liability corporation incorporated in Delaware, but its principal place of business is in Dallas. Federal officials say Backpage.com keeps its bank accounts and servers in Arizona.Lacey and Larkin are former owners of the Village Voice and the Phoenix New Times. The indictment says Lacey and Larkin purportedly sold their interest in Backpage.com in 2015, though they have retained control over the site.Lacey and Larkin were arrested in Arizona by then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office in 2007 for publishing information about a secret grand jury subpoena demanding information on its stories and online readers.They won a $3.75 million settlement from county government as a result of their now-discredited arrests.___Mary Hudetz in Albuquerque and Don Thompson in Sacramento contributed to this report.___Follow Jacques Billeaud at twitter.com/jacquesbilleaud. His work can be found at https://bit.ly/2GGWEPO.last_img read more

US energy secretary urges Iraq to quit dependency on Iran

first_imgBAGHDAD — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has urged Iraq to reduce its energy dependence on Iran and open its energy sector to American investment instead.Perry met with top Iraqi officials in Baghdad and in the Kurdish region on Tuesday to discuss US investment in Iraq.Iraq is caught in a delicate position as it continues to draw on Iranian gas and electricity production despite renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran’s energy sector.Iraq’s own energy sector cannot produce enough electricity to power the country.Perry said the U.S. and its business community were prepared to help Iraq develop its own energy sector.“The time has come for Iraq to break its dependence on others and move forward toward true energy independence,” said Perry.The Associated Presslast_img

Rotary Club of Fort St John holds annual DriveThru Breakfast

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Rotary Club of Fort St. John held their annual ‘Drive-Thru’ Breakfast on Thursday morning.The purpose of this event was to raise funds to support local school breakfast programs.Rotary Club member, Marva Kosick, says while they do not have a total amount of funds raised as of Friday, she does say that the Club had served around 1,000 hot breakfasts which is more than the initial goal of 700. For a minimum donation of $7.00, the Drive-Thru Breakfast included a hot off the grill breakfast sandwich, a side of fruit and a beverage, all in a reusable lunch bag.Kosick says it was a great event and gives thanks to the community for the amazing support in making this fundraiser a great success.last_img

Lenders invoke IBC norms to keep stressed assets in NCLT

first_imgNew Delhi: Lenders will cite one day default clause under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) to defend their action against erring promoters taken to insolvency under the now defunct February 12, 2018 circular of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Sources said promoters of about half a dozen stressed power entities referred to National Company Law Tribunal have approached the bankruptcy court to quash insolvency proceedings against them as it has become non-maintainable following the Supreme Court order declaring the RBI circular ultra vires. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalBut banker’s are confident that stressed assets referred to NCLT will continue to face bankruptcy proceedings as IBC clearly states such referral even if there is one day delay or default by any entity in meeting its loan commitments. “There is no question that stressed assets referred to NCLT will come out from there following the apex court’s ruling. These assets continue to remain stressed and lenders are sure that resolution under IBC framework would work best for all stakeholders,” said chairman and managing director of a leading state-owned financial institution asking not to be named. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”If need be, lenders would also file an affidavit with NCLT to continue the bankruptcy proceedings in the case of companies that faced such action over the earlier RBI circular,” he added. Five stressed power producers, including 3,600 MW KSK Mahanadi Power Co. Ltd., 1920 MW Lanco Amarkantak Power Ltd., 600 MW Avantha Power (Jhabua), 1350 MW Rattan India Nashik Power Ltd. (formerly Indiabulls) and 1,350 MW Rattan India Power (Amravati project) are preparing to oppose insolvency proceedings as lenders filed petitions against them as per February 12 RBI circular. The projects owe about Rs 50,000 crore to banks. Lanco Amarkantak has sought time from the NCLT to submit documents that suggests that Axis Bank had initiated insolvency proceedings against it under the now-defunct RBI circular. KSK Mahanadi and Avantha Power have also cited the apex court order in earlier NCLT hearing. The other projects are also thinking of taking up the matter in the court. The February 12 RBI circular had also mandated resolution process by lenders even if there was one day delay in repayment by debtors. This stands annulled by Supreme Court. However, IBC gives powers to any creditor to take a company to NCLT even if there is one day delay in repayments and the outstanding amount is in excess of Rs 1 lakh. As this provision stands, lenders want to maintain bankruptcy proceedings against assets that remain in stress. In all about 70 cases with total bank exposure of about Rs 4 lakh crore was declared as stressful by the banks post the RBI circular. This included 34 stressed power projects worth 40,000 MW having total bank of close to Rs 1.8 lakh crore. Its not that institutions, including PFC did not try to resolve certain power projects, but none of the attempts remained successful. In the case of KSK Mahanadi, Adani Group showed interest but it soon withdrew from the race as lenders were divided on the level of hair cut and UP state regulator sought cut in tariff for the project. In case of an Rs 600 crore one time settlement scheme worked out for Lanco Amravati, the sole investor backed out from the race at the last minute. With relation to Avantha Power (Jhabua) an Rs 100 crore settlement for PFC got stalled after one of the operational creditors took the asset to NCLT.last_img read more

TBDPITL Ep 19 Ohio State mens basketballs downward spiral

Wyatt Crosher and Colin Gay discuss Ohio State men’s basketball’s four-game losing streak and if it will become a five-game one after the Purdue game, and if there is a end to the losing ways in the near future. Wyatt and Colin also talk about Ohio State men’s hockey’s sweep against then-No. 13 Penn State and how the team looks ready for another deep tournament run, as well as women’s basketball’s recent defeat against Michigan.

Alonso urges HudsonOdoi to remain at Chelsea

first_imgMarcos Alonso doesn’t understand why team-mate Callum Hudson-Odoi would leave Chelsea for Bayern Munich and urged him to remain patientBayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed reports on Wednesday over their “great interest” in Hudson-Odoi.The 18-year-old winger is understood to be frustrated with his role at Chelsea this season with just 42 minutes of Premier League action under his belt.While Hudson-Odoi has started in both of the Blues’ last two games, in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup, he remains heavily tipped to make a move to Germany this month.But Alonso feels that Hudson-Odoi won’t find a bigger club than Chelsea and urged his young team-mate to stick it out and fight for his place in the team.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He is a good player, but he is very young,” said Alonso, according to the Independent.“He needs to have patience and to be hungry and fight for a place in this team.“That is all he needs to do, he has all the conditions to be a great player, now it is up to him to fight for a place here or try to find more minutes somewhere else.“Bayern Munich? We are Chelsea, another great team, the Premier League is the most competitive league in the world, I don’t know why someone would go to Bayern Munich.”Maurizio Sarri’s side will host Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in their next Premier League match.last_img read more

Annisul seriously ill in London

first_imgDhaka North City Corporation mayor Annisul Huq is now at the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital in London.The personal secretary of the mayor, Mizanur Rahman, has confirmed this to the media through a mobile message.Annisul was admitted to the hospital four days ago after he had fallen sick.According to the message, the mayor suffered a brain related disease. He is now in the ICU.The mayor had been suffering from various health complications for the last two months.Annisul requested the countrymen to pray for his early recovery.The mayor has been staying in London for about a month.last_img

Govt not liable for class IIV question paper leaks

first_imgparliamentThe chief of a parliamentary panel on Wednesday claimed that the government was not liable for the leaks of question papers of class I to IV.Motahar Hossain, who heads parliamentary standing committee on the primary and mass education ministry, made the claim in the wake of allegations and criticism that the government failed to stop question paper leaks in public examinations, and admission and recruitment tests in recent times.“As the question papers of calss I-IV are prepared at the upazila level, the government is not responsible for the leaks,” he argued while briefing newsmen at a media centre at the Jatiya Sangsad (national assembly).Committee member AKM Jahangir echoed the committee chief, saying that the ministry had no authority over preparation of the question papers of the first four classes at the primary level. “These question papers are prepared by upazila teachers’ associations,” added Jahangir Hossain.A former state minister for the same ministry, Motahar Hossain said they had no idea how question papers for examinations of grade I-IV were leaked.He, however, mentioned that the parliamentary standing committee had directed the authorities concerned to take proper measures to address the issue.A ruling party member of parliament from northern Lalmonirhat district, Motahar shared his experiences that as a state minister he bought a few sets of question papers of the primary school completion (PSC) examinations, but none of them matched the original ones.He recalled that he had passed his secondary school (matriculation at that time) in 1965 when there were allegations of question paper leaks as well.last_img read more

Sri Lanka admits major lapse over deadly blasts

first_imgA man walks in Shangri La hotel corridor in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 21 April 2019 in this screen grab taken from a CCTV footage.Photo: ReutersSri Lanka’s government on Wednesday acknowledged “major” lapses over its failure to prevent the horrific Easter attacks that killed more than 350 people, despite prior intelligence warnings.Recriminations have flown since Islamist suicide bombers blew themselves up in packed churches and luxury hotels on Sunday, in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.Overnight, security forces using newly granted powers under the country’s state of emergency arrested 18 more suspects in connection with the attack, as the toll rose to 359.Police have so far arrested 58 people, all Sri Lankans, and security remains heavy, with bomb squads carrying out several controlled explosions of suspect packages on Wednesday.But the government faces anger over revelations that specific warnings about an attack went ignored.Sri Lanka’s police chief issued a warning on 11 April that suicide bombings against “prominent churches” by the local Islamist group National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) were possible, citing information from a foreign intelligence agency.CNN reported that Indian intelligence services had passed on “unusually specific” information in the weeks before the attacks, some of it from an IS suspect in their custody.But that information was not shared with the prime minister or other top ministers, the government says.”It was a major lapse in the sharing of information,” deputy defence minister Ruwan Wijewardene conceded at a press conference on Wednesday.”The government has to take responsibility.”Chilling footagePresident Maithripala Sirisena, who is also defence and law and order minister, pledged Tuesday to make “major changes in the leadership of the security forces in the next 24 hours”.”The restructuring of the security forces and the police will be completed within a week,” he said.He also called an “all party conference” with the country’s political parties for Thursday, and will meet with religious leaders too.New details emerged about some of the bombers on Wednesday, with Wijewardene saying one had studied in Britain and then did post-graduate studies in Australia before returning to Sri Lanka.”Most of them are well-educated and come from middle, upper-middle class families, so they are financially quite independent and their families are quite stable financially, that is a worrying factor in this,” the minister added.And chilling CCTV footage emerged showing one of the attackers calmly patting a child on the head and shoulder moments before he walked into the packed St Sebastian’s church and detonated his bomb.A US FBI team is now in Sri Lanka, Wijewardene said, and Britain, Australia and the United Arab Emirates have all offered intelligence help.Experts say the bombings bear many of the hallmarks of IS attacks, and the government has suggested local militants could not have acted alone.But it has not yet officially confirmed any IS role in the blasts against three churches packed with Easter worshippers and three high-end hotels.A desperate search was under way for other suspects linked to the blasts, including the head of the local Islamist group believed to have played a key role in the attacks.The government has said the NTJ group was behind the attack, perhaps with international help, and its leader Zahran Hashim remains unaccounted for.He appears to be among eight people seen in a video released by IS on Tuesday, leading seven others in a pledge of allegiance to IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.It was not yet clear whether Hashim was among the suicide attackers or had escaped after the blasts.Multiple attackersGovernment officials have said they cannot rule out further attacks while suspects remain at large.In all, nine people are believed to have blown themselves up in Sunday, either during attacks or when police attempted to arrest them.Sri Lankan police sources have told AFP that two Muslim brothers, sons of a wealthy Colombo spice trader, blew themselves up at the Shangri-La and the Cinnamon Grand hotels.Their father is now one of the 58 in custody.The Kingsbury hotel in the capital was the last one hit. A fourth planned attack on a hotel failed, authorities said. The would-be attacker was followed back to a Colombo lodge, where he blew himself up, killing two people.Sources close to the investigation said two more people — a man and a woman — blew themselves up at another location as security forces launched a raid. Those blasts killed three police.Work was continuing to identify foreign victims in the blasts.A Danish billionaire lost three of his children in the attacks, a spokesman for his company said.Eight Britons, 10 Indians, four Americans and nationals from Turkey, Australia, Japan and Portugal were also reported killed.The United Nations said at least 45 children, Sri Lankans and foreigners, were among the dead.last_img read more

Ahead of Trumps Tax Mission To Capitol Hill Feud With Corker Explodes

first_imgThe tit for tat went on with Trump tweeting and Corker speaking further.Corker gave CNN an interview on Capitol Hill in which he suggested Trump’s presidency is not salvageable and regrets ever supporting him as a candidate. “Let me put it this way: I would not do that again,” Corker said regarding his 2016 endorsement.“I think at the end of the day, when his term is over, I think the debasing of our nation, the constant non-truth telling, just the name-calling, I think the debasement of our nation will be what he’s remembered most for and that’s regretful,” Corker said.Trump’s tweets continued after that.…Corker dropped out of the race in Tennesse when I refused to endorse him, and now is only negative on anything Trump. Look at his record!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2017 …Corker dropped out of the race in Tennesse when I refused to endorse him, and now is only negative on anything Trump. Look at his record!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2017 Share …the entire World WAS laughing and taking advantage of us. People like liddle’ Bob Corker have set the U.S. way back. Now we move forward!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2017center_img Asked whether he was still planning on attending Tuesday’s Senate GOP lunch with Trump, Corker responded: “Oh, definitely. It’s my lunch.”It’s a fresh reminder that Trump’s Senate visit comes while he has been at odds on both policy and politics with an unusually high number of members of his own party.Corker and John McCain of Arizona have been vocal critics of Trump’s leadership skills. Corker, who is retiring, is also a key vote on tax legislation. He has vowed to oppose any bill he believes will add to the deficit. The United States’ debt topped $20 trillion for the first time ever in September, and Corker has said he views the debt as the most significant threat to national security.Republicans like McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are eager for more information from the Trump administration on a recent military operation in Niger that killed four soldiers. McCain has suggested the Armed Services Committee will conduct oversight hearings to figure out what went wrong.Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is trying to get the president on board for his bipartisan health care plan to bolster the individual insurance market. The bill, co-authored with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., potentially has the support in the Senate to overcome a filibuster, but it doesn’t stand a chance unless Trump gets on board. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said he will not bring it up for a vote unless the president is guaranteed to sign it. Alexander has warned that inaction could cost premiums to spike further.Politically, there is also ongoing tension between Trump and senators up for re-election in 2018. The president is picking and choosing which senators he will support, breaking with political norms of backing incumbents. His former chief political strategist, Steve Bannon, is also threatening to recruit and fund primary challengers to senators who don’t support the president’s agenda. Trump has declined to endorse GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, another Trump critic, but he has offered assurances to GOP Sens. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Deb Fischer of Nebraska that he supports their re-election bids.Pablo Martinez Monsivais/APPresident Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky tried to tamp down rumors of a rift between them, last week in a Rose Garden press conference at the White House.McConnell has defended his members and pushed back on efforts to oust incumbents, noting that many insurgent primary candidates cost Republicans Senate victories in 2010 and 2012.“It’s important to remember that those who lose elections don’t get to make policy. Only those who win elections actually get to make policy,” McConnell told reporters last week. “And so our strategy going forward is to protect our incumbents and to help people get nominated who actually can win elections.”Trump has been a frequent critic of McConnell as well and has increasingly called on McConnell to blow up the Senate rules and eliminate the legislative filibuster to make it easier to get legislation passed. McConnell does not support that move, and he does not have the votes to do it.The two met privately at the White House last week. Afterward, together they tamped down on talk of a rift. “I think what the president and I would both like to say to you today, contrary to what some of you may have reported, we are together totally on this agenda to move America forward,” McConnell said.The most important item on that agenda is enacting tax cuts by the end of the year. Following the party’s failure to make good on their promises to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, Republicans fear a similar failure on tax cuts will endanger their congressional majorities in the 2018 midterm elections.In other words: There’s plenty to discuss over lunch.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Win McNamee/Getty ImagesSen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill about President Trump on Tuesday morning, ahead of Trump’s visit with GOP senatorsUpdated at 10:24 a.m. ETMarching down Pennsylvania Avenue to send a message to Congress is a classic move in presidential political theater, and Tuesday is President Trump’s inaugural performance. Trump makes his first visit to Capitol Hill to meet with Senate Republicans at their weekly meeting and the message is clear: Pass a tax cut.On this issue — more than any other currently facing the GOP — the party is overwhelmingly unified. Lawmakers are eager to see the president embrace their upcoming tax legislation and to help the party make the case to the public for a plan that aims to cut taxes for American businesses and most individual taxpayers.After that, it could get awkward.The morning kicked off with another confrontation between the president and Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee that resulted in the senator expressing regret for supporting Trump for president last year.Appearing on NBC’s Today Show, Corker dismissed Tuesday’s visit as nothing more than a “photo op” and said the president could be most helpful on tax legislation by tweeting less and letting Congress work through the process.Corker referenced a recent presidential tweet ruling out any changes to the way tax-deferred income can be contributed to 401(k) retirement plans. Taxing retirement savings isn’t a particularly popular idea on Capitol Hill — and it’s unclear whether it was ever in the bill — but Republicans fear the president’s habit of tweeting policy positions at random could make it harder to pass a tax cut on a tight timeline.Corker also reiterated previous criticism of Trump’s leadership, suggesting that the president has “kneecapped” diplomatic efforts led by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and that there are “people around (Trump) that work in an effort to contain him” including Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis and chief of staff John Kelly.In response, the president fired off a few tweets attacking Corker’s record on Iran and taxes, and suggesting the senator “couldn’t get elected dog catcher in Tennessee.”Bob Corker, who helped President O give us the bad Iran Deal & couldn’t get elected dog catcher in Tennessee, is now fighting Tax Cuts….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2017last_img read more

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry out of Hospital after Weekend Crash

first_imgFormer District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry.WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry is out of the hospital after a weekend traffic accident.Barry resumed his public appearances Sunday. The D.C. councilmember was taken to a hospital Saturday night after a minor crash on Pennsylvania Avenue in southeast Washington.Police say the accident involved a car driving the wrong way and colliding with another vehicle. Officer Araz Alali says Barry was cited for driving on the wrong side of the street, driving an unregistered vehicle and failure to have insurance.Police say a person in the other vehicle complained of neck pain and was taken to a hospital.Barry’s spokeswoman LaToya Foster says Barry suffered a hypoglycemic attack with low blood sugar and was disoriented when he collided with another car. The 78-year-old Barry is diabetic.last_img

New Technologies That May Save Lives

first_img Citation: New Technologies That May Save Lives (2007, October 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-10-technologies.html Explore further The combined efforts of NEC and Tatung to implement WiMax will go on show next week at the WiMax Forum. This is part of the M-Taiwan project focused on providing mobile emergency services including transmission of x-ray, patient medical history, vitals while patients are en route to the hospital. WiMax is particularly suited for ambulances, according to NEC press releases.The efforts and contributions of NEC allowed WiMax to achieve 6 Mbps transmission per user. This is vital in exchanging large data sources such as patient records and x-rays. WiMax is a high speed broadband service that is particularly designed for use in vehicles traveling at excessive speeds. The WiMax will transmit vital information about the patient while en route to the hospital. This vital information allows emergency physicians to relay life saving instructions to the paramedic at the accident scene and in those vital minutes following a traumatic event. A NEC WiMax Research and Design Center will open by the end of 2007 in collaboration with the Taiwanese government. The Center will focus on creating an environment for vendors to utilize the end-to- end wireless platform and base station in the creation of new and life saving applications and technologies. The experimental trials of NEC and WiMax took place recently in the city of Hualien. It was a trial commissioned by the Taiwanese government to implement the M-Taiwan project. The city of Hualien plans to use the system for tourism and medical services. The preliminary test results indicate the system did very well in transmitting smoothly through base stations and in providing stability within the vehicle while traveling at high speeds. The new research and design center will enable other technologies to build on the work of NEC WiMax. NEC in a separate press release announced two new 21.3 inch amorphous silicon color thin film transistors , liquid crystal display modules ideal for medical applications. These two highly sophisticated displays are ideal for medical imaging diagnosis of patient illness or trauma. The product samples will be available in late November, 2007. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. NEC to Deliver First Mobile WiMAX Solutions to Worldwide Market New NEC LCD Medical Technology As part of the M-Taiwan project, NEC and Tatung will demonstrate life saving technologies at the WiMax Forum next week. The forum will display the efforts of NEC in providing ambulance to hospital large file transmissions without interruption. A NEC Research and Development Center will open by years end for future enhancements of the technologies. last_img read more

If consumer wants luxury condoms whats the issue HC to Centre

first_imgThe Delhi High Court on Friday questioned the Centre on its decision to put a ceiling on the prices of condoms saying what was the issue if consumers are willing to pay for premium or luxury male contraceptives.A bench of chief justice G Rohini and justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw posed the query to the government while hearing a plea by pharma firms Reckitt Benckiser and JK Ansell Ltd (JKAL) who have challenged the government’s decision to put a ceiling on the prices of condoms. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIAdditional solicitor general Sanjay Jain, appearing for the Centre, responded that condoms are currently in the national list of essential medicines and there can be no gradation, of luxury and ordinary, where drugs are concerned. The pharma firms have in their pleas contended that their products are ‘devices’ not ‘medicines’ and thus would not fall under the Drug Price Control Order (DPCO). Therefore, no cap can be put on the prices, they said.last_img read more

Sunderban residents can now collect passports from Canning post office

first_imgKolkata: In a major move, the residents of the Sunderbans can now get their passports from the Canning post office itself.The passport office at Canning post office has become operational from Wednesday. Earlier, the residents of the Sunderbans had to come to Kolkata to get their passports from the Regional Passport Office. There are people who live in Geonkhali and Sajnekhali, two very remote areas of the Sunderbans, and coming to Kolkata to get their passports posed a serious problem for them. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe residents of these two areas had written to the state government to take up the matter with the Regional Passport authority. The setting of the passport office in canning met a long-standing demand of the people. Bibhuti Bhusan Kumar, Regional Passport officer said passports are being distributed among the applicants from 40 post offices in Bengal. The work will be carried out from the Regional Passport office. The applicants will have to submit all the papers online. He said that after police verification, the applicants will get the passports in two to three days. Getting the police verification done for the applicants staying in remote areas is a major problem. It takes even several months for them to get the police verification done. The reason for this is the shortage of staff in the police stations. Kumar said attempts will be made to set up an office where all the official work will be done.last_img read more

Telenors Fornebu HQ Telenor Satellite Broadcastin

first_imgTelenor’s Fornebu HQTelenor Satellite Broadcasting successfully launched its new Thor 7 satellite from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana yesterday.The satellite launched on board an Ariane 5 launcher and passed into geostationary transfer orbit where it will now undergo in-orbit testing.The satellite is due to start delivering DTH services in six weeks, with its high-throughput satellite (HTS) Ka-band services to be ready for full commercial service in the fourth quarter.“From its 1° West location, the Thor 7 satellite will provide growth capacity for DTH services across Central and Eastern Europe and deliver optimal satellite coverage across Europe’s business shipping lanes for the provision of maritime VSAT services,” said Telenor Satellite Broadcasting CEO, Morten Tengs.The satellite has both a Ku-band and a HTS Ka-band payload. The Ku-band payload will deliver TV services in Central and Eastern Europe and the HTS Ka-band payload has been designed for the mobility VSAT market.last_img read more

GLENMORE GARDENSlimavadyPSNITHREE MEN QUIZZED AFTE

first_img GLENMORE GARDENSlimavadyPSNITHREE MEN QUIZZED AFTER HOME RANSACKED IN CO DERRY ShareTweet THREE suspects were arrested after masked men ransacked a house in Co Derry at the weekend.Police say masked men forced entry to a house in Glenmore Gardens in Limavady around 11.30 pm on Sunday night.A spokesperson said “considerable” damage was caused to the ground floor of the property but no one was injured.center_img One of the three men was later released unconditionally.A PSNI spokesperson said the other two were released yesterday on bail pending further police enquiries.THREE MEN QUIZZED AFTER HOME RANSACKED IN CO DERRY was last modified: October 11th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags:last_img