Alliance partners fight over seats in Jharkhand

first_imgThe grand alliance of Opposition parties in Jharkhand has run into trouble following tussle among the Congress, the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) over seat distribution.This comes just days before the Congress is to launch its campaign with a rally by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and the other four alliance partners — the JVM, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the CPI — on March 2 in Ranchi.In principle, the alliance partners have agreed that the Congress will contest seven seats, the JMM four seats, the JVM two seats and the RJD one. The Congress is driving a hard bargain to improve its electoral presence here. In 2014, it drew a blank and in 2009, it won only one seat.The Congress and the JVM are both keen to contest from the Godda Lok Sabha constituency, currently held by BJP’s Nishikant Dubey. According to sources, JVM chief Babulal Marandi is adamant that Godda seat should go to his close associate Pradeep Yadav. The Congress, however, is not willing to concede the seat that it counts among one of its strongholds. Instead of Godda, the Congress has asked the JVM to fight from Chattra. The other seat it is offering is Kodarma which Mr. Marandi has won twice in 2006 and 2009.What makes it trickier for the Congress is that the JVM has a pan-Jharkhand presence and if it is not kept in good humour the party has the capacity to hurt the alliance in every seat.“We have resolved the issue but at this point I can’t say who will be fielded from Godda,” Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajoy Kumar said. Talks on: MarandiMr. Marandi, however, had a different take. He said the talks were still on. “The Congress should remember that the aim at present should be to stall the BJP and Narendra Modi. And for that, one must choose the person who has the best chance to win,” Mr. Marandi told The Hindu. He conceded that considering the pressure from cadres in both parties, the resolution may take some more time.The Congress has also rejected the CPI’s demand for the Hazaribagh seat, which is currently held by BJP leader and Union Minister Jayant Sinha. The CPI candidate, Bhubneshwar Prasad Mehta, has won the seat twice in 2004 and in 1991. “We have already conveyed to the CPI that we will not able to spare any Lok Sabha seat for the party but will suitably accommodate it in the Assembly elections scheduled for the end of the year,” Mr. Kumar said.The CPI is mulling on going it alone in the Lok Sabha election as per the demand of its rank and file.The JMM too has been trying to get the Jamshedpur constituency. The PCC president is expected to fight from there and the Congress has told in no uncertain terms that it will not sacrifice the seat for the alliance. The four seats that are expected to go to JMM are Rajmahal, Dumka, Giridih and Khunti. Palmau, the Lok Sabha seat bordering Bihar, is expected to go to the RJD.last_img read more

Pacquiao: There will be a rematch

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Owing to the tremendous success of “Battle in Brisbane,” which reportedly enriched the city coffers by $25 million aside from gaining worldwide attention, Brisbane officials have endorsed Pacquiao-Horn II.Informed of the development, Pacquiao said he won’t mind returning to Suncorp Stadium to seek revenge on Horn.“Even in Brisbane, no problem,” said Pacquiao, who’s out for revenge. “There will be talks.”One of the chief concerns is when will the bout be staged.The original timetable is for Pacquiao to fight in November, but it still hinges on Pacquiao’s work as a senator and how swift negotiations between the Pacquiao camp and Horn’s handlers will be done.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Tiger Woods says he has completed intensive program Side issues include the fighters’ purses and the event’s coverage.In the first fight, Pacquiao reportedly got $10 M and Horn $500,000. ESPN aired “Battle of Brisbane” on free television and posted viewership record.Back at home with his children, Pacquiao said he would rest for a while the Senate is on break. “I’ll relax first.”But once the rematch deal is signed, Pacquiao will get to work and put his aging body in the best shape possible.With his legacy secured, 11-time world champion in an unprecedented eight divisions, Pacquiao said it would be easy for him to walk away.Closing his career, with a loss however, is unacceptable for Pacquiao. If he retires, it should be on a winning note.RELATED VIDEOHorn’s coach on possible Pacquiao rematch: Bring it on2.6K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Manny Pacquiao of the Phillipines waves at his supporters after he lost against Jeff Horn of Australia, not shown, during their WBO World Welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sun. 2 July, 2017. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)GEN. SANTOS City–Rematch over retirement.Manny Pacquiao guaranteed a return bout with Jeff Horn Monday night, shelving calls to end a sterling ring career outright.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “There’s a rematch,” Pacquiao said after having late dinner at his mansion here.Beaten by Horn in their showdown for the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown Sunday in Brisbane,Pacquiao wants to exact revenge on the Australian, who roughed him up to earn a disputable unanimousdecision.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHorn said during the post-fight conference Sunday that he is willing to give Pacquiao a chance to regain the 147-pound crown anywhere, including the Philippines.On Monday, however, when Horn was being feted in his hometown, he announced that if ever there will be a rematch, it should be held again n Brisbane. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection View commentslast_img read more

FEU-Diliman bags 9th straight UAAP juniors football title

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU-Diliman. 9-time UAAP juniors champion. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFar Eastern University-Diliman captured its ninth straight UAAP juniors football crown after a 1-0 victory over National University Thursday at Moro Lorenzo Field.Pocholo Bugas scored the winning goal, his seventh of the tournament, in the 16th minute to extend the Baby Tamaraws’ dominance for another year in Season 81.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting In the men’s play, University of the East stunned Ateneo, 1-0, while Adamson settled for another draw after a 1-1 standoff with University of Santo Tomas.The Red Warriors held on to the lead after Joshua Polinag’s header in the seventh minute to claim their first win of the season.With the draw, UST moved up on top of the table with four points.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war It was a valiant stand for the Bullpups, who reached the finals in only their second year of participation in the juniors’ division.The two teams battled to two scoreless draws in the elimination round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesFEU also reigned in the individual awards with Marc Jessar Tobias taking home the MVP trophy. Karl Talaroc was named Rookie of the year, Bugas the best striker, Kristian Bumatay the best goalkeeper and Kiet Absalon the best midfielder.UST’s Dominic Absalon got the best defender citation. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ONE: Jeremy Miado confident he can conquer Dejdamrong anewcenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief 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 Articles02:42PH 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 MOST READlast_img read more

Globe, Beach Volleyball Republic team up for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open 2019

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport The program hopes to empower and inspire Filipino underprivileged youth through beach volleyball as a language of hope and as a platform to make the dream of winning in international events come true. The activity is fully supported by Globe and is BVR’s way of promoting the country through beach volleyball as well as paying it forward to the community. Globe will also join BVR’s Sandroots Program Tours throughout the year that includes holding beach volleyball clinics in select provincial communities in Visayas and Mindanao.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 MOST READ Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too View comments “Beach volleyball is one of the world’s most exciting sports competitions, and it will be a good opportunity for the Philippines and for Globe to showcase the country’s capabilities when it comes to hosting global sporting events while also promoting responsible care for the environment through eco-tourism. We hope many Filipinos will head out to Boracay and witness the world’s best of the best in beach volleyball for a great summer to remember and get ready to #GrowTheGame,” says Issa Cabreira, Head of Consumer Mobile Business at Globe Telecom.Charo Soriano, BVR President, for her part, expressed gratitude to Globe for partnering with them in the hosting of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open 2019. “We would like to thank Globe for sharing our vision of promoting sports and eco-tourism in the Philippines through beach volleyball, given the richness and robustness of the country’s natural resources. The Philippines has placed well in past editions of this tournament and I hope we will do well again this year and show the world the kind of up-and-coming powerhouse that we are in the sport of beach volleyball.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsA hydration area will be set up at the tournament venue for the players where they can fill up their respective reusable water containers or sports bottles. Volleyball fans can also visit the Globe Eco-Booth and show their support with the use of reusable sports bottles. Globe users can get a free reusable water bottle and eco-bag by simply registering to GoSAKTO90 and a free water refilling station will also be put up to quench their thirst while enjoying the tournament.To conclude the weekend, BVR will hold a beach volleyball clinic from 10 AM to 12 noon, which will be participated by over 80 indigenous (Ati) and underprivileged children as part of the group’s Sandroots Development Program for 2019. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Summer’s not quite over yet as Globe teams up with Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) to bring an action-packed sporting event in the country! A total of 64 players from international (32) and local (32) elite teams will compete in the upcoming FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open 2019 that will happen from May 23 to 26, 2019 at the White House Beach Resort in Boracay.The event will not just focus on the sport of beach volleyball since the participating players will also be at the forefront of the campaign for the use of reusable water containers and sports bottles during the tournament and help raise awareness on the importance of avoiding single-use plastics. Globe and BVR will also work closely with the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force, the local government of Malay and White House Beach Resort, the official tournament venue, as part of the efforts to promote sustainable sports tourism.ADVERTISEMENT Ronaldo not enough as Juve extend Italian domination but fall short in Europe ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuelast_img read more

IOC president promises ‘fresh look’ at Russian doping

first_imgVerstappen ahead of Leclerc in 2nd practice at Russian GP DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers This jewelry designer is also an architect Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Becoming his own man Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’ PLAY LIST 02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Many viewed that as a half-measure, at best, and the same skeptics were upset when the IOC reinstated Russia’s Olympic committee immediately after the Games ended.They are now looking on anxiously as the latest chapter plays out.“Clean athletes have been clinging to every hope that the WADA and IOC power brokers will stand up for their rights since this sad saga began years ago,” said Travis Tygart, tCEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. “And, while clean athletes’ feeling of anger and despair from the leaders’ past decisions will not simply be erased, there now appears another defining moment to actually stand up for the good of sport and the Olympic values.”Bach said that, like Coe, his main priority is making sure clean athletes aren’t penalized for problems they had nothing to do with in their country.“I think there’s mutual respect for the way we have to go,” Bach said, “because of our different areas of responsibility.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The IOC has not always followed WADA’s lead, however.In 2016, the IOC did not act on the WADA recommendation that Russia’s Olympic committee be kicked out of the Rio de Janeiro Games, instead allowing the individual sports federations to sort through their cases. It resulted in Russia sending a single athlete — long jumper Darya Klishina, who could prove she was clean because she trained in the United States — to compete in track. But Russians fielded full teams in other sports.Those decisions might best illustrate the vast differences in the way Bach and Coe have handled the Russian scandal. Russia’s track federation has been banned by the IAAF since 2015, and this is the second straight championships at which Russians are competing not under their flag.“We were confronted by a challenge in our sport that was of such a level of seriousness that we had to make a decision,” Coe said. “You’re all very familiar with the journey we’re on. … Frankly, my main concern was not the flag but actually to try, where possible, to keep (clean) athletes in international competition.”With Russia’s anti-doping agency still under suspension, and with cases piling up, the IOC banned Russia’s Olympic Committee from the 2018 Winter Games, but let Russians compete nonetheless — not under their own flag but under the heading “Olympic Athlete from Russia.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Thirty Russians are at the world championships competing as neutral athletes without their flag or anthem.Bach essentially repeated things everyone already knows — that WADA, not the IOC, is in charge of the case, with the Court of Arbitration for Sport available for appeals. He refused to speculate on what Russia’s status might be when the Tokyo Olympics start in 10 months.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40WADA has given Russia three weeks to explain the manipulation of data from the Moscow lab, which was being used to pursue cases against cheaters at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and other events. Russia’s anti-doping agency could face suspension again if tampering is confirmed, though it’s unclear what, if any, sanctions would follow from the IOC.“There is a plan, due process … and they will come up with the decision within WADA, and the IOC. of course, fully respects these new rules and these procedures,” Bach said. “At this moment, I cannot speculate or comment on what result this procedure from WADA will be.” View comments Sofiya Palkina, competing as a neutral athlete, competes during the women’s hammer throw qualifying round at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)DOHA, Qatar— The leader of the IOC pledged that he supports reopening the Russian doping case, promising “a fresh look” at the new evidence after allegations that critical lab data was manipulated before it was sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency.IOC president Thomas Bach spoke Friday at a news conference to kick off the world track and field championships. He was sitting alongside Sebastian Coe, the president of track’s international federation (IAAF), which earlier this week, based partly on the latest developments involving the data, extended the suspension of the organization that oversees Russia’s track program.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetanolast_img read more

Report: NFL Players Ask League to Support Campaign

first_imgA group of current and former NFL players has asked Commissioner Roger Goodell for the league’s support for their campaign for racial equality and criminal justice reform.Yahoo Sports reports the players sent a 10-page memo to Goodell and NFL executive Troy Vincent in August asking for money, political involvement and other commitments from the league. It also asked the NFL to recognize the month of November as activism awareness month.The website reports Wednesday night Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett, Philadelphia safety Malcolm Jenkins and receiver Torrey Smith, and former NFL receiver Anquan Boldin co-authored the letter.The NFL declined comment when asked about the memo by Yahoo Sports. The players behind the letter didn’t return requests for comment or declined to speak about it, the website said.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

US Container Import Volumes Back to Normal

first_imgzoom Import cargo volume at major US retail container ports has returned to normal levels following ratification of a new West Coast labor agreement, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.Ports covered by Global Port Tracker handled 1.52 million TUEs in April, the latest month for which after-the-fact numbers are available.That was down 12.4 percent from March, when numbers were driven up by a surge of backlogged cargo after the labor dispute ended, but up 6.1 percent from April 2014.May was estimated at 1.56 million TEU, up 5 percent from 2014. June is forecast at 1.52 million TEU, up 2.6 percent; July at 1.57 million TEU, up 4.9 percent; August also at 1.57 million TEU, up 3.3 percent; September at 1.6 million TEU, up 0.6 percent, and October at 1.59 million TEU, up 1.8 percent.The first half of 2015 is forecast at 8.8 million TEU, an increase of 5.4 percent over the same period last year.Hackett Associates Founder Ben Hackett said a ”stubbornly high” inventory-to-sales ratio after last year’s rush to bring in adequate stocks of merchandise will couple with other economic factors to affect cargo volumes through the summer.”The West Coast recovery remains sluggish and the East Coast is not managing to hold on to the growth levels it has experienced over the past few months,” Hackett said.”June is going to be a mixed month for the West Coast with volatility between the ports, but July and August are projected to see growth across the board. On the East Coast, we are projecting growth for most ports.”Image: Port of Long Beachlast_img read more

Leclerc dedicates maiden F1 win to crash victim Hubert

first_imgSpa-Francorchamps (Belgium):Charles Leclerc dedicated his maiden Formula One race victory at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday to his late friend, Anthoine Hubert. The Ferrari driver led almost the entire race from pole to hold off Mercedes’ defending five time world champion Lewis Hamilton’s dramatic late charge by one second. His landmark success came a day after the death of 22-year-old Frenchman Hubert in Saturday’s tragic Formula Two race. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhAnd Leclerc was quick to express his emotions as he steered back to the ‘parc fermee’, his steering wheel sporting a simple message ‘RIP Tonio.” “My first victory in F1 and this one is for Anthoine,” he said on the team radio. “It feels good, but it’s difficult to enjoy on a weekend like this. But thanks guys, you are the best – it’s a dream come true.” Leclerc said he felt he could not enjoy his long-awaited first win. “It has been a very difficult weekend since Saturday – I have lost a friend and I want to dedicate this victory to him. We grew up together and my first race I did it with Anthoine, Esteban (Ocon) and Pierre (Gasly). Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”It’s just a shame what happened yesterday. I cannot enjoy my first victory, but it will definitely be a memory I will keep forever.” Valtteri Bottas took third in the second Mercedes ahead of last year’s winner Sebastian Vettel in the second Ferrari. Hamilton’s strong finish almost carried him to within reach of a stunning late win, but the result still enabled him to enlarge his lead in the title race to 65 points ahead of Bottas. “I gave it everything that I had,” said Hamilton. “It was a really difficult race and there Ferraris were just too fast on the straights. Congratulations to Charles for his first win – he’s had it coming all year.”last_img read more

Four convicts on death row to be executed

The executions would be the first time Sri Lanka has implemented the death penalty since 1976.“We are outraged that the President has signed the first execution warrants issued by Sri Lanka in 43 years. In one stroke, he will undo all the country’s progress in putting a stop to the use of the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment,” said Biraj Patnaik, South Asia Director at Amnesty International.“At a time when other countries have come to the realization that their drug control policies are in need of reform, and are taking steps to reduce the use of the death penalty, Sri Lanka is bucking the trend. This will be devastating to the country’s international reputation and we hope that President Sirisena will reconsider his decision,” said Biraj Patnaik. (Colombo Gazette) “The date has been set. I have informed the relevant authorities,” he said. Amnesty International said it was shocked by President Maithripala Sirisena’s announcement that he has signed the execution warrants of four death row prisoners convicted of drug-related crimes, and that they will be hanged in “the near future.” While the President has confirmed signing the death warrants, no names have been revealed and no details have been shared about any scheduled executions or information on the cases.Amnesty International said the lack of transparency makes it impossible to ascertain whether these prisoners have exhausted clemency appeals or if all safeguards were followed in their conviction or sentencing. There is also no confirmation that the four prisoners, or their families, have been alerted to their imminent execution. Four convicts on death row will be executed soon, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.He told media heads that he has signed the papers to execute the four convicts who have been sentenced to death on drug related offences. read more

UN identifies 1 billion worth of humanitarian goods for priority delivery to

According to the Office of the Iraq Programme (OIP), the deliveries would come under the recent adjustments to the suspended programme, which allows Iraq to use part of its oil revenues to buy humanitarian supplies and on which 60 per cent of the population depend as its sole source for food.The programme was temporarily halted on 17 March following the withdrawal of all UN staff from Iraq on the eve of hostilities until last Friday, when the Security Council adopted a new resolution giving Secretary-General Kofi Annan more authority to administer the operation for the next 45 days.The initial assessment by the OIP and UN relief agencies has identified more than 450 contracts for medicines, health supplies, foodstuffs, water and sanitation and other materials identified by the Council as priorities for shipment, the Office said. The contracts are held by suppliers from some 40 countries representing almost every region of the world.The ongoing review of contracts in the Oil-for-Food pipeline includes priority goods already in transit by land and sea, and priority items approved but not yet shipped that stand the greatest chance of being accelerated in the pipeline to reach their destination within the 45-day window provided by the resolution, according to the OIP.The programme has asked individual UN agencies to “adopt” the most urgently needed supplies already in transit, according to their needs, and go directly to suppliers to re-negotiate the most favourable terms for rapid delivery. A review of the approved but unshipped contracts will then follow, with agencies again asking the suppliers to urgently identify the status of these orders and modalities for rapid delivery to Iraq. read more

UN health agency relists several generic HIVAIDS drugs adds others

Four of the medicines re-listed were withdrawn by the manufacturer, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd of India, in November, while the other three were de-listed by the UN World Health Organization (WHO) last August 2004.The medicines were de-listed because WHO inspections of independent laboratories used by the manufacturer to run bioequivalence studies revealed practices which did not conform to international standards required by the agency.Ranbaxy commissioned different laboratories to do new tests on the products’ bioequivalence with the originator medicines. Subsequently, WHO ran the full range of quality, safety and efficacy checks on the medicines as well as thorough inspections of the new laboratories and the products and laboratories were all found to be satisfactory. The three ARVs added are produced by Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., also of India. The addition of the 10 medicines will benefit existing AIDS programmes and procurement schemes, WHO said in a news release.It will reinforce efforts to scale up access to ARVs in high-burden countries by increasing the choice of quality products in nations which may have only limited capacity to control and monitor medicines. Currently, approximately 6.5 million people in low- and middle-income countries need ARV therapy.The 10 ARVS are: Ranbaxy products Lamivudine 150 mg tablet, Lamivudine/Stavudine 150 mg/40 mg tablet, Lamivudine/Stavudine 150 mg/30 mg tablet, Zidovudine 300 mg tablet, Lamivudine/Stavudine/Nevirapine 150mg/40mg/200mg tablets, Lamivudine/Stavudine/Nevirapine 150mg/30mg/200mg tablets, and Lamivudine/Zidovudine 150mg/300mg tablets; Aurobindo products Lamivudine 150mg tablets, Lamivudine 300mg tablets and Zidovudine 300mg tablets. read more

Tech leaders others launch 14M News Integrity nonprofit

FILE – In this Tuesday, May 19, 2009, file photo, Craig Newmark, founder of, speaks during a panel discussion sponsored by Consumer Reports and The Consumerist on how online media is making a difference for consumers, in New York. Facebook and Mozilla are among the companies and organizations launching a $14 million fund to promote news literacy and increase trust in journalism. The nonprofit, called the News Integrity Initiative, will be based at the City University of New York. It comes as recent polls show the public’s trust in the news industry at a low. Others contributing to the fund include Newmark and the Ford Foundation. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File) by The Associated Press Posted Apr 3, 2017 7:21 am MDT Last Updated Apr 3, 2017 at 8:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Facebook and Mozilla are among the companies and organizations launching a $14 million fund to promote news literacy and increase trust in journalism.The non-profit, called the News Integrity Initiative, will be based at the City University of New York. It will run as an independent project of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.Others contributing to the fund include Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and the Ford Foundation.Recent polls show the public’s trust in the news industry at a low.False news and misinformation, often masquerading as trustworthy news and spreading on social media, has gained a lot of attention since the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Companies like Facebook are trying to address the issue. Tech leaders, others launch $14M ‘News Integrity’ non-profit read more

Swiss NLA Kadetten fails to win again only 3232 at home against

← Previous Story Macedonian star Elena Gjeorgijevska will miss EHF EURO 2012! Next Story → Bundesliga (Round 8): SC Magdeburg with an away win at Lemgo! cvijeticdissingerkadettenKadetten Schaffhausenmamicrk zagrebSchaffhausenstojanoviczagreb Kadetten Schaffhausen won in the Champions League narrowly against RK Zagreb, and when everyone thought this will be bounce back in the home championship, another shock comes. The dominant in Swiss Championship failed to win at home against Stäfa, a game which ended 32:32. Cvijetic scored 7 goals for the home team, while Stojanovic and Mamic scored 5 goals. Dissinger sat out this game. The next game for Kadetten is away at Fuchse Berlin.In the other two games, Gossau beat Kriens 32:21, while Zurich was convincing at home against Basel with 27:21.Kadetten are now 7th on the table, with 3 points less than leaders Bern, who have played a game less. read more

Trump furious as FBI rejects claim Obama tapped his phones

first_img Short URL Mar 6th 2017, 7:27 AM Share305 Tweet Email Monday 6 Mar 2017, 7:27 AM By AFP 108 Comments 33,971 Views FBI DIRECTOR JAMES Comey has asked the US Justice Department to publicly refute President Donald Trump’s explosive, unsubstantiated accusation that Barack Obama tapped his phone during last year’s election campaign, US media has reported.Comey’s extraordinary measure questioning the president’s truthfulness provides an indication of the implications of Trump’s incendiary claim about his predecessor. The department has not made any statement.Trump’s aides were scrambling yesterday to limit the political fallout of Trump’s accusation 24 hours after it was made — admitting it was still unproven, and calling on Congress to investigate.Citing still undefined “reports” of “politically motivated investigations”, press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump was calling on Congress to “determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016″.Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders echoed those comments.“If this happened,” she told ABC, “this would be the greatest abuse of power, and overreach, that has ever occurred in the executive branch”.Trump, who has returned to Washington from a weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, has not publicly commented further on his allegations.On Saturday, he tweeted: “How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” He provided no evidence to back up the claim. Source: Twitter Source: TwitterWatergate is the generic term for the scandal that brought down president Richard Nixon in 1974. It began with the revelation of a secret wiretap in the offices of the Democratic National Committee at Washington’s Watergate Hotel.Obama, via a spokesman, denied Trump’s new allegation as “simply false”.US presidents can’t legally order such wiretaps, which require the approval of a federal judge and reasonable grounds for suspicion.Obama’s director of national intelligence James Clapper told NBC there was “no such wiretap activity mounted against the president-elect at the time as a candidate or against his campaign”.President ‘furious’ Trump’s comments appear to have been based on unverified claims made by the right-wing Breitbart News outlet. His chief strategist, Steve Bannon, used to run it.The New York Times, citing senior US officials, first reported that Comey believes Trump’s claim to be false.The FBI director made the request on Saturday because “there is no evidence to support it, and it insinuates that the FBI broke the law”, the paper reported the officials as saying.Previous media reports have indicated that US prosecutors investigated communications between a server registered to the Trump Organization and a Russian bank.In his roles as a reality TV showman and presidential candidate, and now as president, Trump has repeatedly embraced conspiracy theories, including the suggestion that Obama was not born in America. Obama was born in Hawaii, a US state.Trump levelled the latest charges in a string of tweets early on Saturday, at the end of a week in which his administration was battered by controversy over links between his advisors and Russian officials.Trump was said to be furious that good reviews of his maiden speech to Congress on Tuesday were overtaken by a series of revelations about aides’ meetings with Russian officials.The president was also said to be angry that Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from any campaign or Russia-related investigations.Sessions’ recusal came after it emerged that, speaking under oath during his Senate confirmation hearings about campaign contacts with Russia, he failed to disclose two meetings with Moscow’s ambassador in Washington.Amid that and several other revelations of Trump aides holding meetings with Russian officials, the White House has denied allegations of collusion.Diversionary tactics US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a campaign to meddle in last November’s presidential election in a bid to tilt it in Trump’s favor.Former CIA director Leon Panetta yesterday accused Trump of diversionary tactics.“They are trying to obfuscate and trying to cover up. They are trying to somehow raise other issues,” he told CBS.In the end, it is going to be the truth that will determine what is involved here, and not tweets, but the truth.However, the Republican chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Devin Nunes, said his panel would look into Trump’s claims.“The Committee will make inquiries into whether the government was conducting surveillance activities on any political party’s campaign officials or surrogates, and we will continue to investigate this issue if the evidence warrants it,” he said in a statement.Democrats and a growing number of Republicans in Congress have called for the appointment of a special prosecutor and a bipartisan inquiry to look into the Russia issue.With approval ratings already low, Trump could do without another scandal in his young presidency.Republicans have largely stood behind him, hoping he will enact tax cuts and other policies they favor. However, some Republican lawmakers appear to be losing patience with the drama of Trump’s presidency.“We are in the midst of a civilization-warping crisis of public trust,” Senator Ben Sasse said, adding that Trump’s allegations of wiretapping “demand the thorough and dispassionate attention of serious patriots”.Read: Trump asks Congress to investigate whether his phone was tapped by ObamaRead: ‘Witch hunt’: How Russian media is covering the latest Trump controversy- © AFP 2017 Trump ‘furious’ as FBI rejects claim Obama tapped his phones Trump’s comments appear to be based on unverified claims made by the right-wing Breitbart News outlet. 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Atlantic Media Names Its Upcoming Business Site Quartz

first_imgBucking the notion that a content brand needs a practical name that clearly reflects its purpose, Atlantic Media is calling its new business site Quartz. The project’s editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney, who joined Atlantic Media from the Wall Street Journal in February, explains that the name best reflects the character and mission of the site. Delaney says branding deliberations came down to Quartz and a more traditional choice, which he wouldn’t reveal. “We decided to go with Quartz which is more surprising because it’s less conventional, but we thought it conveyed really nicely what we want to do. We want to be global, tectonic and digital.”  Equally nontraditional is the URL,, which, explains Delaney, is digitally efficient and emphasizes the uniqueness of the letters q and z. Timing of the launch is still later this year and Delaney declined to be any more specific. The team is currently in the middle of working on the design and back-end technology, which will put a priority on mobile and tablet access. A desktop version of the site will exist as well. The revenue model will be ad-supported and access will be free.”Part of the opportunity is we’re starting with a blank sheet of paper,” says Delaney. “The choice to focus on mobile and tablets as our primary platforms is a relatively straightforward one. We will have a desktop site for launch that’s not a throwaway, but it’s pretty clear that we can bring a focus to tablets and mobile that is more unique in this market given the moment at which we’re creating it,” he says.last_img read more

Nvidia Red Hat Join Hollywood Open Source Group

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Related Nvidia and Red Hat are the latest high-profile companies to join the Academy Software Foundation, a consortium that aims to help Hollywood with the adoption and development of open source tools. The foundation has also taken two additional open source projects, OpenEXR and OpenCue, under its wings.In addition to Nvidia and Red Hat, the Academy Software Foundation also accepted ftrack, a company that has developed software for collaborative media review, as a new member.“Open source technologies have been a source of innovation for the motion picture and broader media industry for many years, and Red Hat has been proud to collaborate with many of the leaders in this space to both enable their adoption of open source and to progress technologies in a way that has enabled this innovation,” said Red Hat chief technology officer Chris Wright in a statement. “We’re happy to join the Academy Software Foundation to expand this work and drive open standards that deliver sustainable interoperability.” “We’re looking forward to working with the Academy Software Foundation to help shape the future of this creative industry,” added Nvidia director of media & entertainment partnerships John Ison.The Academy Software Foundation was founded last summer by the Linux Foundation and the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences. Existing members of the group include Dreamworks Animation, Epic, Sony Pictures, the Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros. and others.Some of the open source projects overseen by the foundation include OpenVDB and OpenColorIO, with the latter being a color management tool used for the production of movies like “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “Hotel Transylvania 3,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.”OpenEXR, one of the two new projects announced Wednesday, was originally developed by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) as a high-dynamic range file format. It was first used for movies like “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Men in Black II,” and more recently was deployed to create “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Black Panther,” among other films.OpenCue, the other new project, is an open source render manager developed by Google Cloud in partnership with Sony Pictures Imageworks. Sony Pictures Has Open-Sourced Software Used to Make ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ Popular on Variety Netflix, Amazon Web Services Join Hollywood Open Source Grouplast_img read more

Jackpotting Attacks Cross the Pond to US ATMs

first_imgStay on target The Secret Service is warning U.S. financial institutions of “jackpotting” attacks hitting ATM operators across the country.As its name suggests, the hack allows thieves to force bundles of cash out of automated teller machines on demand.But while the complicated crime has long plagued banks in Europe and Asia, U.S. operators were left unscathed—until now.AdChoices广告The raids, also known as “logical attacks,” require physical access to a cash machine, where muggers can use malware or specialized electronics (or probably a combination of both) to control ATM operations.And once you’ve gained control of ATM operations, what else is there to do but get rich quick?Diebold Nixdorf Inc. and NCR Corp., two of the world’s largest automated teller machine makers, did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment.But, according to KrebsOnSecurity, NCR on Jan. 26 sent an advisory to customers regarding Secret Service reports of jackpotting in the United States.“While at present these appear focused on non-NCR ATMs, logical attacks are an industry-wide issue,” the notice said, according to Krebs. “This represents the first confirmed cases of losses due to logical attacks in the US. This should be treated as a call to action to take appropriate steps to protect their ATMs against these forms of attack and mitigate any consequences.”Diebold offered a similar sentiment, telling customers that “the attack mode involves a series of different steps to overcome security mechanism and the authorization process for setting the communication with the [cash] dispenser,” a security alert said.Details are hazy: There is no word on the type of malware used, who has fallen victim, or how much money has been stolen.According to Krebs’ anonymous source, however, organized criminal gangs are to blame; the groups have allegedly been attacking stand-alone ATMs using “Ploutus.D,” an advanced strain of malicious jackpotting software first spotted in 2013.A recent analysis of Ploutus.D by security firm FireEye called it “one of the most advanced ATM malware families we’ve seen in the last few years.” Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Android Ransomware Pretends to Be Reddit PornGeek Pick: Abode iota Is an All-In-One Security Kit last_img read more

The Crucible comes to capital

first_imgThe three-hour performance by the final year students of the coveted NSD is a reflection of our society where emotions of greed and jealousy are overpowering human values.‘In his play Miller had shown how innocent people were killed and jailed during the witchcraft trails. This play focuses on the silent method adopted by many Indian states to push poor people out of the system,’ its director, Santanu Bose said.A witch or ‘daayan’ is used as a metaphor in the play to showcase how witchcraft can be used as a tool to denounce people and make them outcasts. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘Even Miller used the garb of a witch through this play to showcase political insensitivities during the trials. He couldn’t have been upfront about the injustice, so he used his play as a tool to tell the story,’ pointed out Bose who also teaches at NSD.Miller’s 1953 production had initially received hostile reviews because of its obvious reference to the Salem witch trials – mass hysteria that led to a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in Massachusettes. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixBose found similarities of in rustic Jharkhand and felt the setting was apt for his play.‘I could have chosen any place in south or anywhere in India. But Jharkhand relates well with the settings of Miller’s play,’ he noted.‘I need a place where industrialisation, indigenous community, superstitious beliefs and ulta-left politics were prevalent,’ he added. Hence the four-act play treads same path as Miller’s.Betty Parris, the one believed to be under the spell of a witch becomes Rupa, and Abigail, the niece of the temple’s priest, becomes Savitri in Bose’s play.The characters of the play have adapted well to the local dialect of Jharkhand, their ways of living and dressing. There is an ease with which each character plays his role.last_img read more

Dropbox Users Your Life Just Got a Little Easier

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now April 9, 2014 LOLcat memes and P&L statements don’t play well together. Business and personal files are best kept separate. Except for in the cloud, where it’s better to link them together for easy access.Up until today, it was a pain to for Dropbox users to constantly log in and out of separate business and personal Dropbox accounts. Back and forth, back and forth.Related: Dropbox Addresses NSA Surveillance Fears in New Privacy PolicyNot any more, though. Not now that — wait, clear the immediate area around you for a triumphant fist pump in the air — the cloud-storage giant has officially given Dropbox for Business users the ability to have one Dropbox for work stuff and another for non-work stuff that can be linked together and accessed on all devices.This means that Dropbox users will be able to seamlessly toggle between their separately stored personal and work files — minus the hassle of having to repeatedly sign in and sign out. Once a user connects them on the Dropbox website, the two accounts can be accessed from a single home screen. Dropbox also announced that colleagues can now view the same document shared via Dropbox and make edits to it in real-time, similar to Google Docs. They can also instant message each other while collaborating on Dropbox files.Related: The Cloud Wars Rage On: Dropbox Raises Mega Money as Box Has Reported Filed for IPOSome lucky beta testers have been playing with these cool features for a while, but now everyone can get their hands on them, too. Dropbox announced the availability of the new features to all today at a press event in its home city of San Francisco.Also at its event today, Dropbox announced Carousel, its slick new photo-sharing app that’s searchable by date or event, along with the new Android and Mac desktop versions of its Mailbox email client app.Hmmm, so it looks like Dropbox, which also touted today that it is now 275 million users strong, is playing a little catch up with rivals Box and Microsoft OneDrive in the Cloud Wars.Related: Head in the Clouds: Dropbox Reportedly Valued at $10 Billioncenter_img 2 min read Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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first_img News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 03, 2019 Varian Purchasing Embolic Bead Assets from Boston Scientific Varian announced it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the Boston Scientific portfolio of drug-loadable… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more center_img News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more June 9, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. announced the release of its Celesteion system for positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging. The Celesteion is currently pending 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).The system combines high-performance PET and CT for all radiation and oncology imaging needs, including tumor detection, treatment evaluation and CT simulation. Features include:A 90 cm CT and 88 cm PET bore, offering a feeling of openness for patients and more accurate CT and PET imaging;Fast imaging for reduced exam times;450 ps time-of-flight resolution for PET;0.5-second rotation with 0.5 mm detectors producing 32 slices for CT;70 cm true CT and PET field-of-view and 85 cm CT extended field-of-view; andToshiba’s CT dose reduction technology, AIDR 3D, for safer CT imaging. The system is also compliant with MITA’s XR-29 Smart Dose standard.“By listening to our customers and understanding their business, we know there is a need for a PET/CT system that puts patients first, and the Celesteion is that solution,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “Accuracy and efficiency are crucial under healthcare reform, and Celesteion is capable of producing high-quality images while improving workflow for providers.”The Celesteion was first unveiled at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) in St. Louis. It is Toshiba’s first nuclear imaging system for the American market in seven years and is an effort to capture larger a share of the SPECT (single-photon emission computed tomography) system replacement and first-generation PET/CT replacement market.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more News | June 09, 2014 Toshiba Re-enters U.S. Nuclear Imaging Market With New PET/CT System Related Contentlast_img read more