Suspect in beating of autistic man in Mississauga turns himself in to

first_imgMISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Police say a suspect wanted in connection with the beating of an autistic man in Mississauga, Ont., has turned himself in.They say 25-year-old Ronjot Singh Dhami of no fixed address was charged with one count of aggravated assault on Monday.Dhami’s lawyer had said last week that his client is innocent but planned to turn himself in.Peel regional police say a 29-year-old man with autism was sitting at the bottom of a stairwell at the Mississauga Square One bus terminal on March 13 when three men allegedly began punching and kicking him.Police had previously charged Parmvir Singh Chahil, 21, with aggravated assault in relation to the incident.Officers say they also charged a 44-year-old Windsor woman and an 18-year-old Windsor man with accessory after the fact in connection with the case.They’re also looking for a third suspect in the case — a man who may go by the name of Jason.last_img read more

Annan to visit Washington for toplevel talks on Afghanistan HIVAIDS

Top US administration advisors will attend Mr. Annan’s morning meeting with the President, according to spokesman Fred Eckhard, who said that the Secretary-General would also meet with Secretary of State Colin Powell in the afternoon.Mr. Annan is scheduled to discuss reconstruction in Afghanistan during separate meetings with the President of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn, and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Horst Koehler, the spokesman said. The Secretary-General is also expected to meet with both Senate and House leaders on Capital Hill. Asked about the motivation for the trip, Mr. Eckhard said, “The Secretary-General had the intention of going back to Washington; I think the Afghanistan agenda has made it more vital that he have these meetings face-to-face now.” The spokesman added that the Secretary-General would also raise the issues of financing for development and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. While in Washington, Mr. Annan is scheduled to address a luncheon at the Department of State hosted by the American Academy of Diplomacy, which will award him the Excellence in Diplomacy Award.In the evening, the Secretary-General will deliver a speech at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will present the Secretary-General with the W. Averill Harriman Democracy Award. Mr. Annan will share that award with Peter and Linda Biehl, founders of the Amy Biehl Foundation in Africa. read more

Further engagement with Sudan needed on UN Darfur force peacekeeping chief says

“There was not enough engagement,” Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, told the press after briefing the Security Council on his discussions with Sudanese President Omar al Bashir and other African leaders on the margins of the African Union (AU) Summit meeting held in Banjul earlier this month. In his talks with President al Bashir in Banjul, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said that there was agreement on the need to immediately strengthen the AU mission in Darfur (AMIS) and to consolidate the peace accord in that region, which has seen scores of thousands of people killed and over 2 million displaced.However, the Sudanese President’s agreement on the deployment of a UN force, which peacekeeping officials have said was needed by January 2007 to fully implement the peace accord, was not secured in the talks, Mr. Guéhenno said, although progress had been made in dispelling any notion that such a force would have any “colonial” or other hidden objectives.“The international community is interested in Darfur because it is interested in helping the people of Sudan and the Government of Sudan in establishing the authority of the State and peace and security throughout the territory,” the peacekeeping chief said he stressed.Mr. Guéhenno also emphasized that further engagement with the Government was needed. “I think we need to continue that discussion, because clearly the Government of Sudan has to be a part of the solution.” In any case, he said it was important to strengthen AMIS and make sure that the situation in Darfur does not deteriorate in the next six months, and for that reason he said he had highlighted to the Council the importance of a conference aimed at supporting the AU mission, to be held on 18 July in Brussels. read more

Five things to know about Canadas carbon pricing landscape

Five things to know about Canada’s carbon pricing landscape Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a national “floor price” on carbon Monday that would require all provinces and territories to have some form of carbon pricing by 2018.Here are five things to know about putting a price on carbon:Why a carbon price?Putting a price on carbon is meant to give people and companies an incentive to look for lower emission options to save money. The price can come in the form of a specific tax or levy, like the minimum $10 per tonne the federal government has set for 2018, or a more indirect cap-and-trade system.Which provinces have a carbon tax in place?British Columbia introduced a carbon tax in 2008 and it now stands at $30 a tonne, adding an extra 6.67 cents to each litre of gasoline and 7.67 cents to each litre of diesel. In August, the province said it would stick to that price until other jurisdictions catch up.Alberta announced last November it will have a $20-per-tonne carbon levy in place next year, rising to $30 a tonne in 2018. For both provinces, the tax applies to gasoline, diesel, natural gas and propane.What are the alternatives?Quebec joined California in a cap-and-trade carbon market in 2014, and Ontario is set to start trading in the same market next year. Cap-and-trade systems set economy-wide limits on emissions and then establish a carbon market, within which industries are allotted permits for emissions that they can buy and sell, with the costs passed on to consumers.The federal government says provinces that go this route have to set emissions caps that correspond to how much a specific carbon price is expected to reduce emissions.Where does the money go?Provincial governments that have implemented carbon taxes get to keep that revenue, while the federal government said it will also return funds from any federally-imposed carbon tax to the jurisdiction of origin.British Columbia’s system is designed to be revenue neutral, meaning the government will take in no extra money from the tax and instead return it through tax cuts and credits. Alberta’s system returns some of the costs to lower-income consumers in the form of a rebate, and small business taxes have been reduced from three per cent to two per cent to help offset costs. But about two-thirds will go towards spending more generally on diversifying the economy, including on renewable energy, transit infrastructure and energy efficiency measures.Who is exempt?Alberta and B.C. have several exemptions to the tax, such as those that apply to the agricultural sector and some air travel. Large emitters in Alberta including oilsands operations fall under a different system that sets specific emission reduction goals.The federal government said any carbon pricing should minimize competitiveness impacts and avoid simply driving emitting industries abroad, particularly for trade-exposed sectors. by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 3, 2016 2:45 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 3, 2016 at 3:31 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Mother who lost four children in house fire dies after 20month fight

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. However, her mother said in June that she had taken a “turn for the worse” and that her condition was “critical.”The trial at Manchester Crown Court heard Bolland had been involved in a “petty” feud with Mrs Pearson’s 17-year-old son Kyle over damage to a car, prompting a series of tit-for-tat attacks.A jury was told Bolland and Worrall were fuelled by drink and drugs as they filled two glass bottles with £1.50 of petrol bought from a local garage, stuffing the tops with tissue paper as they prepared the attack at 5am on December 11 2017.Two lit petrol bombs were thrown inside Kyle’s mother’s home after the kitchen window was smashed.Bolland hurled his bottle which “exploded” near the stairs, blocking the only exit to the ground floor and trapping the victims upstairs.Within seconds, flames engulfed the three-bedroom mid-terrace home.Mrs Pearson, then 36, woke up and screamed “Not the kids! Not my kids!” and dialled 999, but she was overcome with heat and smoke before completing the call.Kyle Pearson managed to escape with a friend, Bobby Harris.In light of her death, Greater Manchester police (GMP) said they would be reviewing the investigation and consulting with the Crown Prosecution Service. The mother of four children killed in a petrol bomb attack has died, more than a year-and-a-half after being injured in the blaze,  as police said they would review the investigation into the arsonists.Michelle Pearson, 37, suffered severe burns in the blaze and had been in hospital since the fire in December 2017 in Walkden, Greater Manchester.Her mother, Sandra Lever,  broke the news to friends on Facebook on Monday, writing: “Sadly last night, after a hard 20 months of fighting our beautiful Michelle gained her wings and went to join her babies.”The blaze claimed the lives of siblings Demi Pearson, 15, her brother Brandon, aged eight, and sisters Lacie, aged seven, and Lia, aged three.In May, Zak Bolland and David Worrall, then 23 and 25, were each convicted of four counts of murder and jailed for life, with minimum terms of 40 and 37 years respectively, while Courtney Brierley was jailed for 21 years for manslaughter.Mrs Pearson was put into an induced coma after suffering 75 per cent burns to her body. She appeared to be recovering in February of this year, when she was filmed outside a hospital releasing heart-shaped balloons in a tribute to her children.She was seen in a wheelchair, with a tracheostomy tube in her neck and both legs in casts.  Det Supt Lewis Hughes from GMP said:  “As the senior investigating officer for the investigation into the fire, I know first-hand how devastating the death of her four children was for Michelle and the news of her passing is incredibly tragic.”“I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Michelle’s loved ones at this terrible time.”  read more

LETTER Crime situation becoming unbearable

Dear Editor,Within recent times there are constant reports from every section of the media on daily armed robberies, home invasions, carjacking and wanton lawlessness. These acts are becoming so prevalent and done with such impunity, several times each day, that it is only a matter of time before they become acceptable as social norms.They will be become ingrained as acceptable social behaviours, because those who are responsible for the preservation of law and order are either often found being actively involved in criminal behaviours and those that are not involved are least concerned. Civil society is then left defenseless to the mercy of those who chose to wreak havoc on their lives.It takes the average Guyanese more than courage and brevity to live in this society. It borders on luck, but how long will it last for those who have not yet suffered from these brazen acts of violence and mayhem? The only consolation from the agency whose motto is “to protect and serve” is the nice statistics that crime is on the decline, and the usual conclusion on every media report that “an investigation has been launched”, and thereafter faded into permanent obscurity.Yours faithfully,Selwyn Narinedatt Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLETTER: Society must share blame for brutal rape, murder of Berbice teenSeptember 28, 2017In “Letters”Pharma scandal: GTUC calls for $605M sole sourcing probeMarch 18, 2017In “Business”LETTER: Sad situation when persons with Degrees are robbing banksJuly 4, 2017In “latest news” read more

Unemployment rises to 251 per cent

first_imgGreece’s unemployment rate in July rose to 25.1 per cent from a revised 24.8 per cent in the previous month, according to data provided by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) this week. The number of employed amounted to 3,763,142 persons. Τhe number of unemployed amounted to 1,261,604 while the number of inactive to 3,356,276, data showed. ELSTAT said the number of employed decreased by 329,086 persons (or 8 per cent) compared with July 2011 and increased by 5,364 persons (or 0.1 per cent) compared with June 2012. The number of unemployed went up by 377,991 (or 42.8 per cent) compared with July 2011 and by 23,255 persons (or 1.9 per cent) compared with June 2012, ELSTAT said. Inactive persons – that is, persons that neither worked or looked for a job – decreased by 2,236 persons (or 0.1 per cent) compared with July 2011 and by 3,406 persons (or 0.1 percent) compared with June 2012. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Nuno declines talking about Wolves inconsistent form

first_imgNuno Espirito debut season with Wolves in the Premier League has been really inconsistent. Having great and low performances ever since this PL season.Wolve’s draws matches against champions Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United have been offset by defeats to Cardiff and Huddersfield before the Chelsea victory.And when asked to talk about the inconsistency in Wolves performance Nuno replied:“If only I had the answer to that.”Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“No manager can have the right answer to it because you prepare the same way, go through all of the details, you build your own team, choose your game plan and decide how to play. And then there’s a game and an opponent, who have their own ideas.”“So there is conflict that exists in a game after which you cannot say what we should change.”“We’ve won games with less of the ball and lost games with more of the ball and more shots on goal. It’s a game, it doesn’t have anything to do with the top six teams.”last_img read more

Home Depot robbery suspect arrested after pulling gun on security guard

first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida woman allegedly caught trying to steal at a Home Depot was cuffed after allegedly threatening the security guard who tried to stop her.Jeana Marie Dubois was arrested Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after she pulled a gun on the Home Depot security guard, on June 6.According to Hollywood Police, Dubois was with an accomplice at the time of the confrontation, and the scene was all caught on the store surveillance system.The duo dropped close to $300 worth of motion sensor lights as they ran from the store before they were caught.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Monroe County to activate emergency center ahead of possible Irma hit

first_imgNow that Hurricane Irma’s cone of concern encompasses the entire Florida Keys, Monroe County will activate its Emergency Operation Center at noon on Tuesday.Meteorologists said on Monday that the probability the storm will reach South Florida as a major hurricane by Saturday is high. They added the region could begin to experience tropical storm-force winds as early as Friday afternoon.RELATED: Florida Keys residents prepare for Hurricane IrmaCounty officials said it is not too late for people with special needs who may want transportation to shelters to register with the Monroe County Special Needs Registry. They indicated they should register no later than Wednesday morning. The Monday 11PM Advisory for Major Hurricane Irma. #flwx #flkeys #keywest pic.twitter.com/yy9aMen6vu— NWS Key West (@NWSKeyWest) September 5, 2017For more information or to register online, click here, or call 305-292-4591.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

5 awarded Begum Rokeya Padak 2018

first_imgFive people received prestigious Begum Rokeya Padak 2018 on Sunday in recognition of their outstanding contributions to society and women empowerment, reports UNB.The awardees are Zinnatun Nesa Talukder, professor Zohra Anis, Shila Roy, Rauma Chowdhury (posthumous) and Rokeya Begum (posthumous).Prime minister Sheikh Hasina handed over the medals weighing 25 grams of 18-karat gold, cheques of Tk 200,000 and certificates among the winners and their family members at a programme held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital.The children and women affairs ministry organised the programme with state minister Meher Afroze Chumki in the chair. Ministry secretary Nasima Begum read out the citations.The government introduced the award in 1995 after the name of Begum Rokeya, a pioneer of women’s liberation movement in the undivided Bengal.Begum Rokeya was a leading feminist writer and social worker during the early 20th century and famous for her efforts to establish gender equality and ensure female education.last_img read more

National Decision Support Company Backing Two American College of Radiology Initiatives

first_img News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Technology | Clinical Decision Support | May 17, 2016 National Decision Support Company Backing Two American College of Radiology Initiatives ACR Select platform powers Radiology-TEACHES and R-SCAN programs aimed at raising awareness for point-of-care imaging clinical decision support and the important role radiologists play as imaging stewards The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Related Content Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more center_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more May 17, 2016 — National Decision Support Company (NDSC), in collaboration with the American College of Radiology (ACR), announced that the company’s technology platform now powers two important ACR initiatives:Radiology-TEACHES, an imaging appropriateness clinical decision support education pilot project for medical students; andR-SCAN (Radiology Support, Communication and Alignment Network), a new initiative that brings together radiologists and referring clinicians to collaboratively improve imaging utilization.These two efforts are designed to raise awareness for point-of-care imaging clinical decision support and the important role that radiologists play as imaging stewards. Both programs train current and future physicians to order the right study, at the right time, for the right reasons by providing Web-based access to ACR Select.These timely educational and quality initiatives help all clinicians comply with implementation of the federal mandate for appropriateness guideline consultation before ordering advanced imaging studies under provisions of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA 2014).Radiology-TEACHES, spearheaded by Marc H. Willis, DO, a radiologist and associate professor at the Baylor College of Medicine, is an education portal designed to improve a learner’s knowledge of the appropriateness criteria, patient care and cost of medical care.Participation in the initial pilot at Baylor was voluntary, but an overwhelming majority of participating medical students have asked for inclusion of Radiology-TEACHES as part of their clinical education program. One participating student said, “I want to be a doctor who does what is needed and is evidence-driven, not someone who orders everything just to cover all the bases. I do not feel prepared to order correct imaging based on what I have learned in medical school and there is definitely a need for this in the curriculum.” As a result of this success at Baylor, the pilot scope has been expanded to include other clinical trainees such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners across five healthcare facilities, including leading academic centers.The R-SCAN clinical improvement initiative was developed by the ACR so that radiologists and their referring providers could collaborate with a turnkey, Web-based, quality activity to improve imaging utilization. R-SCAN, which is supported by a Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) grant award, equips participants in the network with tools that improve the quality of care, increase patients’ access to information and spend healthcare dollars more wisely.As a TCPI Support and Alignment Network, the ACR will support at least 24,000 clinicians to expand their quality improvement capacity, learn from one another and achieve common goals that focus on appropriate imaging. R-SCAN participants will reduce unnecessary testing and procedures based on imaging Choosing Wisely topics, and participating clinicians will have access to tools that help them transition to value-based care over the course of the four-year grant cycle.”The R-SCAN program aligns with the ACR Imaging 3.0 initiative in which radiologists help referring providers select the best imaging exam, help patients avoid unwarranted testing, reduce errors and improve quality and safety,” said William T. Thorwarth, Jr., M.D., FACR, chief executive officer of the American College of Radiology. “We are also pleased that this program highlights the Choosing Wisely recommendations,” added Thorwarth.”R-SCAN, through the ACR Practice Quality Improvement Project, provides all the needed instructions, tools and interventions to connect radiologists and referring clinicians, focus the conversations on imaging appropriateness and safety, and document improvements over time,” said Max Wintermark, M.D., clinical advisor of the American College of Radiology R-SCAN Project. “We could not be more pleased to have the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) support for this project,” added Wintermark.  ACR Select is a digitally published version of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria (AC), which covers more than 1,000 exams, 3,000 clinical scenarios and 15,000 discrete clinical endpoints. For more information: www.nationaldecisionsupport.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more last_img read more

Study suggests that key glacier of East Antarctica is melting from beneath

first_imgA hundred years from now, humans may remember 2014 as the year we first learned that we may have irreversibly destabilized the great ice sheet of West Antarctica, and thus set in motion more than 10 feet of sea level rise.Meanwhile, 2015 could be the year of the double whammy — when we learned the same about one gigantic glacier of East Antarctica, which could set in motion roughly the same amount all over again. Northern Hemisphere residents and Americans in particular should take note — when the bottom of the world loses vast amounts of ice, those of us living closer to its top get more sea level rise than the rest of the planet, thanks to the law of gravity.The findings about East Antarctica emerge from a new paper just out in Nature Geoscience by an international team of scientists representing the United States, Britain, France and Australia. They flew a number of research flights over the Totten Glacier of East Antarctica — the fastest-thinning sector of the world’s largest ice sheet — and took a variety of measurements to try to figure out the reasons behind its retreat. And the news wasn’t good: It appears that Totten, too, is losing ice because warm ocean water is getting underneath it.“The idea of warm ocean water eroding the ice in West Antarctica, what we’re finding is that may well be applicable in East Antarctica as well,” said Martin Siegert, a co-author of the study and who is based at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London.The Totten Glacier covers an area of 40 miles by 18 miles. It is losing an amount of ice “equivalent to 100 times the volume of Sydney Harbour every year,” noted the Australian Antarctic Division.That’s alarming, because the glacier holds back a much more vast catchment of ice that, were its vulnerable parts to flow into the ocean, could produce a sea level rise of more than 11 feet — which is comparable to the impact from a loss of the West Antarctica ice sheet. And that’s “a conservative lower limit,” said lead study author Jamin Greenbaum, a PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Austin.In its alignment with the land and the sea, the Totten Glacier is similar to the West Antarctic glaciers, which also feature ice shelves that slope out from the vast sheet of ice on land and extend into the water. These ice shelves are a key source of instability, because if ocean waters beneath them warm, they can lose ice rapidly, allowing the ice sheet behind them to flow more quickly into the sea.The researchers used three separate types of measurements taken during their flights — gravitational measurements, radar and laser altimetry — to get a glimpse of what might be happening beneath the massive glacier, whose ice shelves are more than 1,600 feet thick in places. Using radar, they could measure the ice’s thickness. Meanwhile, by measuring the pull of the Earth’s gravity on the airplane in different places, the scientists were able to determine just how far below that ice the seafloor was.The result was the discovery of two undersea troughs or valleys beneath the ice shelf — regions where the seafloor slopes downward, allowing a greater depth of water beneath the floating ice. These cavities or subsea valleys, the researchers suggest, may explain the glacier’s retreat — they could allow warmer deep waters to get underneath the ice shelf, accelerating its melting.In this particular area of Antarctica, Greenbaum says, a warmer layer of ocean water offshore is actually deeper than the colder layers above it, because of the saltwater content of the warm water (which increases its density). And the canyons may allow that warm water access to the glacier base.“What we found here is that there are seafloor valleys deeper than the depth of the maximum temperature measured near the glacier,” Greenbaum said.One of these canyons is three miles wide, in a region that was previously believed to simply hold ice lying atop solid earth. On the contrary, the new study suggests the ice is instead afloat.The availability of warm water, and the observed melting, the study noted, “support the idea that the behaviour of Totten Glacier is an East Antarctic analogue to ocean-driven retreat underway in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS). The global sea level potential of 3.5 m flowing through Totten Glacier alone is of similar magnitude to the entire probable contribution of the WAIS.”One limitation of the study is that the scientists were not able to directly measure the temperature of ocean water that is reaching the glacier itself. While this could be done with robotic underwater vehicles or other methods, that wasn’t part of the study at this time.Thus, the conclusions are more focused on inferring the vulnerability of the glacier based on a number of different pieces of evidence — topped off by the fact that the glacier is, indeed, retreating.For residents of the United States — and indeed, the entire Northern Hemisphere — the impact could be more dire. If Antarctica loses volumes of ice that would translate into major contributions to sea level rise, that rise would not be distributed evenly around the globe. The reason is the force of gravity.Antarctica is so massive that it pulls the ocean toward it, but if it loses ice, that gravitational pull will relax, and the ocean will slosh back toward the Northern Hemisphere — which will experience additional sea level rise.For the United States, the amount of sea level rise could be 25 percent or more than the global average.Much as with the ocean-abutting glaciers of West Antarctica, just because a retreat has been observed — and because the entirety of the region implies a sea level rise of 11 or more feet were all ice to end up in the ocean — does not mean that we’ll see anything near that much sea level rise in our lifetimes.These processes generally are expected to play out over hundreds of years or more. They would reshape the face of the Earth — but we may never see it.The problem, then, is more the world we’re leaving to our children and grandchildren — because once such a gigantic geophysical process begins, it’s hard to see how it comes to a halt.“With warming oceans, it’s difficult to see how a process that starts now would be reversed, or reversible, in a warming world,” Siegert said.© 2015, The Washington Post Facebook Comments Related posts:Attack of jellyfish turns deadly on sea farms Warming seas rising faster than predicted, NASA scientists say With current rate of climate change, 23 percent of species in South America could face extinction, study finds Climate: China’s emissions overestimated, study sayslast_img read more

EMTA holds packed out road show in Sydney

first_imgGlobus International Destinations The Eastern Mediterranean Tourism Association (EMTA) held a packed out travel industry road show in Sydney on Wednesday night. Now in its 10th year, the annual EMTA seminar provided agents with a gold mine of information on 15 of the hottest Eastern Med destinations including Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Syria and Libya. The evening highlighted areas that are attracting more Australian travellers such as Syria and Lebanon as well as traditional favourites like Greece and Italy.Agents also enjoyed screenings of fascinating new destination features in the Cinque Terre, Greece and Egypt which were filmed by Getaway.There was also a fun Quiz to test travel agents’ knowledge of the region with generous prizes provided by EMTA members including TouchTown Tours and Royal Jordanian Airlines. Presenters included Eastern Med experts from: Tempo Holidays, CHAT Tours, Globus Cosmos, Adventure World, Sun Island Tours, Touchdown Tours, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Greece and Mediterranean Travel Centre, Peregrine Geckos, Timeless Tours, International Destinations, Inside Holidays, Insight Vacations, On the Go Tours and Made Easy Tours. At the end of the evening each agent took home a goodie bag jam packed with informative brochures, which will help them sell the popular Eastern Med region to their clients.The Sydney event marked the end of another popular series of national EMTA seminars, which have been held in Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Parramatta. Adventure World Royal Jordanian Airlines CHAT ToursInsight Vacations Greece and MediterraneanSun Island Tours Jetta Excess Baggage Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Flast_img read more

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The group had pleaded with the US State Department to declare Boko Haram a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) as a result of their activities and their network The group called Nigerian Coalition against Terrorism (NCAT) had in a meeting held in Baltimore Maryland openly criticized Northern Nigerian political leaders for provocative comments that continue to spark off the Boko Haram violence calling on Muslims and political leaders in the Northern Nigeria especially the Northern Political Leadership Forum (NPLF) to be mindful of their comments and to ensure that the insurgence of Boko Haram was brought to an abrupt end Making reference to the statement from Muhammadu Buhari Adamu Ciroma and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on their comments on the Boko Haram it said that the continuous insensitive and reckless remarks was their antics to Islamize Nigeria and to dominate other ethnic groups In Nigeria NCAT noted that as a group NPLF has never uttered a syllable of condemnation for the Boko Haram blood-shed “Rather the statements attributed to their membership indicate tacit support for continued Boko Haram violence as a surrogate for Islamic Hausa-Fulani continued political dominance of Nigeria” it said The group had issued a statement at the end of their meeting explaining to Goodluck Jonathan that the continuous insurgence of the Boko Haram menace was as a result of the carefree attitude of government towards the prosecution of terrorists as noted from the past “This time around we not only expect the Federal Government of Nigeria to deploy its security apparatus in defense of innocent citizens of Nigeria inhabiting the Sharia Belt of Nigeria but also prosecute to the maximum perpetrators and agitators of Boko Haram violence” NCAT said “These crimes rise to the level of Crimes against Humanity and should be so handled” NCAT also wants Nigeria to pull out of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation formerly Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) The Issued statement NIGERIANS IN US CONDEMN BOKO HARAM TERRORISM CALL FOR FTO STATUS FOR BOKO HARAM LAMBAST NPLF AND URGE NIGERIAN WITHDRAWAL FROM OIC June 27 2012 Washington DC In their first collective response to current extreme Islamic terrorism in Nigeria Nigerians and “Naija-Americans” in the United States have given an unequivocal condemnation of the string of deadly bombings of Christian Churches in Northern Nigeria by Boko Haram Boko Haram (in Hausa translates Western Education is sinful) is a Moslem terrorist organization operating mainly in the Northern Sharia Belt of Nigeria Following series of meetings held in Baltimore Maryland Nigerian Coalition Against Terrorism (NCAT) denounced Northern Nigerian political leaders for provocative comments presaging Boko Haram violence They issued the following statements: 1 “We Nigerians and Americans of Nigerian heritage living in the USA totally condemn the senseless and continuing savagery and slaughter of innocent lives of Nigerians in Northern Nigeria by Boko Haram We call on the Moslem and political leadership of Northern Nigeria especially the NPLF to bring this to an immediate and unconditional halt” 2 “We wish the Goodluck Administration to note that the rationale for the endless cycle of ethnic and religious killings in Northern Nigeria especially of Igbos and other indigenes of Nigeria as in the Jos crisis is primarily because no Nigerian government state or Federal has ever prosecuted anyone for these crimes This time around we not only expect the Federal Government of Nigeria to deploy its security apparatus in defense of innocent citizens of Nigeria inhabiting the Sharia Belt of Nigeria but also prosecute to the maximum perpetrators and agitators of Boko Haram violence These crimes rise to the level of Crimes against Humanity and should be so handled “ 3 The genesis of the present crisis stems from post-electoral irresponsible and unstatesmanlike remarks from the likes of General Buhari Adamu Ciroma and former Nigerian Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar These men previous apex office holders in Nigerian political hierarchy currently are all members of the ultra-secretive religious Northern Political Leadership Forum (NPLF) Notably as a group NPLF has never uttered a syllable of condemnation for the Boko Haram blood-shed Rather the statements attributed to their membership indicate tacit support for continued Boko Haram violence as a surrogate for Islamic Hausa-Fulani continued political dominance of Nigeria 4 Inflammatory statements such as: “Those that make peaceful change impossible make violent change inevitable”- Alhaji Abubakar Atiku the former Vice President of Nigeria “They keep on saying Boko Haram should come out in the open let them stop attacking people That sounds very strange to many of us”- Mallam Adamu Ciroma Former Governor Central Bank of Nigeria?000 Iraqis, a political marketing firm that improperly obtained personal information from approximately 87 million 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