Here is your chance to go on an “all-you-can-eat” tour of See’s Candy Factory in Los Angeles plus meet business magnate, investor, and philanthropist Warren Buffett! And as an added bonus, Mr. Buffett will demonstrate the only acceptable way to eat a bonbon!A charity auction is giving you this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to benefit Communities in Schools, the largest dropout prevention organization in the US.Warren Buffett is widely considered the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffett is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people. He was ranked as the world’s wealthiest person in 2008 and as the third wealthiest person in 2011. In 2012, Time magazine named Buffett one of the most influential people in the world.Buffett is called the “Wizard of Omaha”, “Oracle of Omaha”, or the “Sage of Omaha” and is noted for his adherence to the value investing philosophy. Buffett is also a notable philanthropist, having pledged to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes.In 1972, the See’s family sold the company to Berkshire Hathaway Inc., presided over by Chairman Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charles Munger. Utilizing his philosophy of acquiring solid companies where he could follow his “hands off” policy, Warren Buffett installed Charles N. Huggins as President and CEO. Charles Huggins dedicated himself to the continuance of the company he joined in 1951, guiding it with the old-fashioned values set by Charles See until his retirement at the end of 2005.The auction runs until August 13, and can be accessed via CharityBuzz.com. This item is subject to Mr. Buffett’s Los Angeles travel schedule.
APTN National NewsCanada’s largest Mi’kmaw community just hosted its largest powwow to date.It was a chance to shine a positive light on the Eskasoni First Nation and kick start their economy.Oh, and the highlight of the weekend?A free concert by A Tribe Called Red.APTN’s Trina Roache has the story.
An army major was arrested in Anuradhapura today with ganja in his possession, the police said.The police said that the army major was arrested following a tip-off received by the police. When the vehicle used by the Major was checked by the police 15kg of ganja was found.The police said that they had found another 10kg of ganja in the vehicle of an accomplice of the Major. They Major and his accomplice will produced in court tomorrow (Saturday). (Colombo Gazette)
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from the Toronto Real Estate Board that would have prevented the numbers from being posted on password-protected webpages.Greater Toronto Area realtors can now publish home sales data on their websites after the top court ruled against the real estate board, a case that could have sweeping implications for consumer access to real estate data across the country.TREB’s appeal stems from a seven-year court battle that began in 2011 when the Competition Bureau challenged its policy preventing the publication of such information, arguing it impedes competition and digital innovation.Supreme Court to weigh in on ‘hugely important’ real estate data battleCanada’s largest real estate board, which represents more than 50,000 Ontario agents, argued at the Competition Tribunal and later the Federal Court of Appeal that posting the data would violate consumer privacy and copyright.Both judicial bodies sided with the bureau, prompting TREB to take the fight to the Supreme Court of Canada.Since the court won’t hear the case, lawyers say there is likely nothing TREB can to do to keep its legal battle going and the data from being posted.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed slightly below parity with the American dollar Thursday as nervousness about the consequences of a looming budget crisis in Washington again sent traders to the perceived safe haven of U.S. Treasuries.The loonie was off 0.43 of a cent to 99.96 cents US, after falling almost half a US cent Wednesday.If a budget deal isn’t reached by U.S. leaders by the end of December, tax increases and government spending cuts to the tune of US$600 billion automatically take effect in what is being called a fiscal cliff.The worry is that would result in the United States sliding back into recession, dragging down other economies, including Canada’s.On Thursday, traders took in data showing a softer than expected reading on housing starts in Canada in October. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. reported starts came in at an annualized rate of 204,100 units against expectations of 210,000.“Despite low rates and surprisingly resilient investor demand, housing construction looks to be struggling to attain new heights in recent months,” observed CIBC World Markets economist Emanuella Enenajor.“Although the housing starts data tend to be volatile month to month, we expect to see a trend in softening starts through 2013 as a slowdown in secondary market activity weighs on home building.”Other data showed that Canada’s trade performance beat expectations in September with a smaller than expected deficit of $826 million, much better than the downwardly revised $1.5 billion deficit from August. Performance was aided by a 1.9 per cent uptick in exports.Commodity prices were mainly higher following steep losses on Wednesday. December crude gained 65 cents to US$85.09 a barrel after demand concerns, higher inventories and the rising American dollar combined to send prices skidding more than $4.December copper added three cents to US$3.47 a pound after falling seven cents while December gold bullion climbed $12 to US$1,726 following a $1 dip Wednesday. by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 8, 2012 4:26 pm MDT Loonie lower, traders shun risk, move to U.S dollar on fiscal cliff worries
VIDEO: UNHCR’s Babar Baloch says spike in violence in DRC’s Kasai region sends thousands of civilians fleeing into Angola.‘Children being killed or injured’ There is particular concern about the situation of children in Kasaï. An estimated 2,000 children were being used by the militias in the affected region and were yet to return to their homes, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). “These children were being killed or injured in the fighting, and were often arrested and imprisoned,” UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac said in Geneva. More than 4,000 children had been separated from their families and at least 300 seriously injured, according to the UN agency. “Those children should be safe in their homes, schools and playgrounds, not forced to fight on the battlefield or wounded or killed in the violence,” Mr. Boulierac added. The violence in the region had also had a devastating impact on education and health systems in the region. More than 350 schools had been destroyed in the provinces of Kasaï Central and Kasaï Oriental, and one out of three health centres no longer function. The UN refugee agency echoed this concern, saying many of the children arriving in Angola are malnourished and sick “suffering from diarrhoea, fever and malaria.” AUDIO: Speaking to UN News, UNHCR’s Babar Baloch says that thousands of children have fled violence in the DR of Congo in recent weeks seeking refuge in neighbouring Angola to avoid recruitment by militia. “Refugees reported fleeing attacks from militia groups, who are targeting police, military officials, and civilians who they believe are supporting or representing the Government,” Babar Baloch, spokesperson at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters at the UN’s Geneva Office. The civilians arrive mainly in Dundo, the capital of Angola’s north-eastern Luanda Norte Province. UNHCR is sending an additional emergency team to the town tomorrow, to support relief efforts. There are concerns that the situation will worsen as Angola’s wet season peaks in April, further complicating living conditions and the health of refugees, particularly women, children, the elderly and the disabled. The refugees are fleeing from the Kasai region, a formerly peaceful area that turned violent in mid-2016, after a traditional leader, Kamuina Nsapu, was killed in fighting with security forces. Since then, the fighting has displaced more than one million civilians. “The new arrivals are terrified and still fear for their lives and mentioned they do not have any immediate plans to return home,” Mr. Baloch said. “Some parents have reportedly sent their children across the border, worrying they would be forcibly recruited by the militias if they had stayed in the DRC.”
The latest issue of International Mining Project News, out today, has reports on 20 Prefeasibility Studies, nine Feasibility studies, 24 projects in development, three new mines that have gone into production, six existing mines that are expanding, six merger and acquisition announcements, and many new appointments to new positions. The report covers 26 gold projects, 11 copper, 10 silver, eight iron ore projects, four projects on rare earths, zinc, and coal, three mineral sands projects, two projects covering manganese, nickel, lead, and diamonds, and one project each on magnetite, tungsten, fluorspar, phosphate, vanadium, titanium, alumina, potash, uranium and graphite. This fortnightly project watch is a great way of keeping up to date with your peers – other mining companies, other consultants or other engineering companies. These issues build into a global mine project overview. If you are a supplier – it is full of potential sales leads.Horizonte Minerals has completed a metallurgical test program at the company’s 100% owned Araguaia nickel project located south of the Carajas mining district in northern Brazil. The metallurgical test work has confirmed the suitability of the conventional Rotary Kiln Electric Furnace for the treatment of the Araguaia Nickel ore to produce ferronickel. A market study has also been undertaken by CRU Strategies and confirmed that the targeted grade of 15-17%.High-grade gold surface sample results have been attained at the Ulupong gold discovery, at the Lobo prospect at Red Mountain Mining’s Batangas gold project, located 120 km south of Manila in the Philippines. The results include 6.63 g/t Au and 67.4 g/t Ag from sub-cropping quartz-sulphide boulders in the Bigaan-Ulupong area. The channel sampling results, combined with new soil sampling geochemistry has defined a greater than 1 km long corridor of mineralisation at the south-western end of the >2 km long Ulupong structure.SilverCrest Mines has updated reserve and resource estimations for its Santa Elena mine in Sonora, Mexico. The updated Probable reserves (underground, open pit and leach pad) are estimated at 8.2 Mt grading 74.9 g/t Ag and 1.24 g/t Au containing 19.7 Moz of silver and 327,430 oz of gold, representing 103% increase in contained silver and 50% increase in contained gold over previous Probable reserves.Sunkar Resources has also updated ore reserves for the Chilisai phosphate project in Kazakhstan. This ore reserve estimate, as with the mineral resource update has been prepared in accordance with the guidelines of the JORC code. Wardell Armstrong has produced the ore reserve estimate, with the application of a 99.5% mining recovery and 11% grade dilution over the entire license area.A Mining Lease for the Norra Karr heavy rare earth element project in Sweden for Tasman Metals has been granted. The mining lease gives the company full mineral rights for the Norra Karr project for an initial period of 25 years. Which is then automatically renewed in10 year increments if the mine is in operation. The lease was granted by Swedish Mining Inspectorate after extensive stakeholder consultation.Big North Graphite has commenced a program of test mining/bulk sampling at the Nuevo San Pedro amorphous graphite project in Sonora, Mexico. The program aims to test existing, active and inactive workings. The cost of this program is estimated at approximately $200,000.Resources Appalaches has started its second week of dewatering operations and more importantly has filed for production permit approval to restart the gold mining activities within the coming months. The production permit application is the only remaining pending permit requirement in order to resume gold production at Dufferin mine. Concurrently, rehabilitation of underground galleries and the launching of the final stage of the mill refurbishment works have begun.Guildford Coal has stated that production activities at its SouthGobi open cut coking coal mine in Mongolia has commence with GUF’s principal contractor, GrandPower, for overburden removal. Coal mining will proceed once surface infrastructure is in place and conformance of mining operations and facilities with submitted plans is verified.An Environment Permit has been granted for Amara Mining’s Sega gold project in Burkina Faso, 20 km to the north of its Kalsaka gold mine. This is a major achievement in the integration of Kalsaka and Sega, which is expected to ensure that Amara continues production in Burkina Faso until at least 2015.Affero Mining and International Mining & Infrastructure Corp (IMIC)have agreed terms in-principal, for the proposed acquisition of Affero by IMIC, which Affero’s Board intends to recommend to its shareholders, subject to the completion of relevant documentation including satisfactory final financing arrangements, and the receipt of a fairness opinion from its financial advisers as to its terms of the proposed offer. Under the agreed terms, IMIC will offer for each share of Affero 80p in cash and a two year convertible loan note of which principle value of 40p.
POPE BENEDICT XVI will meet cardinals from around the world today in his final hours as leader of 1.2 billion Catholics before he becomes the first pontiff to resign since the Middle Ages.The 85-year-old pontiff stunned the globe when he announced his momentous decision in a surprise speech in Latin on 11 February, saying he no longer had the “strength of mind and body” to carry on in a fast-changing modern world.“I took this step in full awareness of its gravity and novelty but with profound serenity of spirit,” the pope told a cheering crowd of 150,000 pilgrims in St Peter’s Square in his final public farewell yesterday.The theologian pope – a shy academic whose papacy has been overshadowed by infighting within the Roman Catholic Church and a toxic sex abuse scandal — said his eight-year pontificate had seen “sunny days” and “stormy waters” but added: “I never felt alone”.The Vatican has said that the moment the pope’s powers officially expire at 7pm GMT, the ex-pontiff will officially be known by the new title of “Roman Pontiff Emeritus” although he will still be addressed as “Your Holiness”.He will also keep his papal name of “Benedict XVI” and will not be referred by his original name as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.Once he takes up residence as planned in a former convent on a hilltop within the Vatican walls, the Church will be in the unprecedented situation of having a pope and his predecessor living within a stone’s throw of each other.Vatican analysts have even suggested his sudden exit could set a precedent for ageing popes in the future and many Catholics say a more youthful, pastoral figure could breathe new life into a Church struggling on many levels.‘Hidden from the world’The run-up to the exact moment that will go down in history as only the second voluntary resignation of a Roman pontiff in the Church’s 2,000 years has been filled with emotion but perhaps surprisingly low-key for the Vatican.There will be a small parting ceremony with some of his staff in a Vatican courtyard at 3.50pm GMT and a few minutes later the pope will board a white helicopter emblazoned with the papal insignia from the Vatican grounds.The soon-to-be former pope will see the Vatican City — the world’s smallest state — from the sky one last time as its sovereign ruler and fly to the 17th-century papal residence of Castel Gandolfo on a rocky outcrop near Rome.There the pope will begin a quiet life of prayer and academic research.Within a couple of months, the pope is expected to return to the Vatican and take up residence in an ex-nunnery with breathtaking views of Rome surrounded by extensive well-manicured gardens.Benedict has said he will live “hidden from the world” but the Vatican has said he is ready to help and could provide “spiritual guidance” to the next pope although he could not intervene directly or contradict him in public.“I am not abandoning the cross,” Benedict said yesterday — a response to Stanislaw Dziwisz, secretary to his popular predecessor John Paul II, who said his mentor’s agonising final years showed “you don’t come down from the cross”.At a meeting with hundreds of tearful priests of Rome — the pope’s diocese — Benedict spoke off-script about his experiences as a young reformer during the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s which changed the face of Catholicism.“I will always be with you,” he said, as they chanted “Long live the pope!”Some of the pope’s parting words have been harsh, such as his condemnation of “religious hypocrisy” and “rivalry” in the Church at his final mass in St Peter’s Basilica where his exit was accompanied by waves of applause.“The face of the Church… is at times disfigured,” he said, following months of intrigue over a hugely damaging leak of confidential papal papers and cloak-and-dagger goings-on at the Vatican’s secretive bank.- © AFP, 2013Read: Anyone want to buy some 2014 Pope Benedict calendars?Listen Benedict XVI holds final address before stepping down as pope
Yesterday we discussed DARPA’s 100-Year Starship Study, a program that aims to find one organization that will not necessarily build a spacecraft for interstellar travel, but one that will set the wheels in motion by getting people thinking about what it would take to send humans to other stars.DARPA’s 100-Year Starship Study is an example of something we’re seeing more frequently lately. Organizations and companies are actually spending money — and in DARPA’s case $500,000 — on encouraging people to look outside of the box and to formulate ideas that are just the seeds of something that could be very big hundreds of years from now.Intel is doing something similar to DARPA by commissioning the cream of the science-fiction-writers crop to write short stories using Intel’s technology and transforming it into something hugely imaginative. The collection of stories is called “The Tomorrow Project” and is available to download for free online. The four authors featured in the book are Douglas Rushkoff, Ray Hammond, Scarlett Thomas, and Markus Heitz.The Tomorrow Project’s lead, Brian David Johnson, said it’s an important way to assess future technology trends. Intel thinks the project will help predict consumer desire and help drive the adoption of Intel products. Johnson said the company brought science fiction authors into the mix because the genre gives us a way to think about the implications of the technology we’re building.The concept Johnson refers to is something called “future casting,” which is the process of developing a vision for the future. It involves social science research, technology research, global trends, and things like science fiction. What science fiction does is gives us a way to think about the future and a way to think about the way the technologies will affect the people who will actually be using them.Johnson said that capturing people’s imaginations through science fiction can give consumers a vision of the future. As mentioned in the DARPA 100-Year story, Jules Verne wrote about a future where humans would build a giant cannon and be shot to the Moon in a container. His story, “From the Earth to the Moon,” was published in 1865. A little over a hundred years later, we saw men landing on the moon. However, when people first read Verne’s story back in 1865, they most likely thought of it as nonsense. Verne even wrote the story as a comedy. But, his story got people to think about space travel without even having to suggest the right technology for building a spacecraft.One of the writers of “The Tomorrow Project,” Ray Hammond, said that Intel has owned the desktop and server market for a long time, but was concerned about what Intel would do as the world moves to mobile devices, like phones and tablets, where Intel is no longer top dog. “The Tomorrow Project” aims to suggest where Intel will go in the future, be it the next 10 or 15 years, or the next 100 years.The stories are free to download, and there’s also an audio version here.via BBC
Share4 Tweet Email By Natasha Reid No Comments Dec 1st 2016, 7:08 PM 13,499 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3114668 THE TRIAL OF a woman, charged with the manslaughter of her profoundly disabled daughter, has heard the 999 call made by her partner on finding the child cold in her bed and her mother unconscious.The jury also heard a call made to the poison information centre by a person identifying herself as the accused, looking for the lethal dose of a medication for an adult female. The jurors had already seen a note found at the scene, in which the author wrote of being unable to let the child’s suffering continue.The evidence was heard at the Central Criminal Court yesterday (Thursday) on the third day of the trial of 58-year-old Offaly GP Bernadette Scully.Scully is charged with unlawfully killing 11-year-old Emily Barut at their home at Emvale, Bachelor’s Walk, Tullamore. It’s alleged that she killed her by an act of gross negligence involving the administration of an excessive quantity of chloral hydrate on Saturday 15 September 2012.She has pleaded not guilty.Crime scene investigator Detective Garda Colin Lawlor testified that he retrieved a brown envelope from a handbag in the sunroom of the house the following day. The jurors were given copies of what was written on the envelope and on a two-sided letter he found inside.LettersHe said the name, Andrius, was written on one side of the envelope. Tara Burns SC, prosecuting, read out what was written on the other side:“If anyone thinks I’m awful for doing this, you should have listened to poor little Emily crying the last eight days. I love her dearly, Bernie,” she read.The barrister then read the letter headed ‘I’m sorry, love’ and dated September 15th, 2012:“Andrius, my love. I love you more than you’ll ever know. You are what has kept me and Em alive over the past five or six years. I do not want to die. I can not let Emily’s suffering continue. I can’t watch it any longer. The pain is too big, the struggle each day is too hard, the loneliness and isolation too much.“I’m of sound mind and I leave everything belonging to me and Emily to Andrius. He needs a home. This is to cancel a previous will I made at a stressful time.”The author then named the person, who was in possession of the will.“Katrina, I love you and I’m sorry. Please keep close to Dad and look after him for me. Mammy, I’m sorry you have to face this at this time of your life. I love you. Do not let anyone contest my wishes. No wake. I do not want people gawking at our bodies. Can we be cremated and our ashes mixed together and given to Andrius to be scattered in Galway, near the swans, where we were happy?“Teresa, I’m sorry I won’t see the children growing up. I love them dearly. Goodbye, my love. Thank you for all you did for me and Em.“My love, Bernie x and Emily x.”Poison informationThe jury also heard from Elaine Donohue of the National Poisons Information Centre. She took a call from a woman identifying herself as Dr Scully from Tullamore just before 2pm that day.“She was enquiring about a patient, who had taken a number of Prothiaden tablets,” she said. “She asked for the lethal dose.”Ms Donohue said she informed her that they wouldn’t usually give that dose, but could give the therapeutic dose and asked about the patient.The caller said it was an adult female, who had taken 15 75-mg tablets.“I told her that would far exceed the toxic dose,” she testified. “She said it had been taken four hours ago, but she was still asymptomatic.” Ms Donohue advised the caller to have the person assessed in hospital with an ECG.Kenneth Fogarty SC, defending, asked that the recording of the call be played in court.Ms Donohue could be heard telling the caller that anything more than four tablets would be toxic.“It’s unusual,” she said when told the patient was asymptomatic.999 callThe jury was then told that the 999 call made by Scully’s partner around 9pm would also be played. Andrius Kozlovskis had given evidence on Wednesday of finding Emily cold in her bed and being unable to wake her mother.“Oh, Jesus,” he could be heard saying, after requesting two ambulances quickly. “Oh, please. I think the child is…I think she took too many sleeping tablets,” he said.“The girl, I think she’s…Bernie, Bernie, Bernie. Oh, Jesus, please.”He was asked if he was beside them.“I’m beside Bernie,” he replied. “I think Emily’s dead.”He was told to go to Emily and was being given directions about what to do when the ambulance arrived. The jury had already heard from the paramedics, who took over at that stage.The trial continues before Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy and a jury of seven women and five men.Comments have been turned off due to ongoing legal proceedingsRead: ‘Regular violent assaults’ lead staff to strike at Oberstown youth detention facility >Read:Garda gets €250k damages after being forced to retire early due to ‘vicious’ pub assault > Thursday 1 Dec 2016, 7:08 PM Woman charged with daughter’s death sought advice on lethal sedative dose, court hears Bernadette Scully (58) has pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter of her daughter.
The Audiophiliac Share your voice Comments Tags Trenner & Friedl’s Osiris speakers Jussi Tallgren I’ve always been attracted to audio companies that break the mold. Ones with products that jump out from the pack in the way they look and sound. Scan my reviews of Zu speakers, Schitt electronics and the Border Patrol digital converter to see what I’m talking about. Today we’re looking at Trenner & Friedl’s Osiris speaker — even before you hear it you know it’s going to be something special.Where many high-end speakers’ front baffles are festooned with multiple woofers, plus separate midrange and tweeters, Osiris has just a single 6.5 inch paper woofer. Look closer and you’ll see centered on the woofer is a coaxially mounted 1-inch titanium tweeter (see picture). Like I said, Osiris is tantalizingly different. Enlarge ImageThe Osiris woofer has a tweeter in its center Bob Clarke It’s a small floor-standing speaker, just 33.5 inches tall. The cabinet is made from multilayer birch wood, and it has stealthy bass ports tucked away on its bottom panel.Unlike most high-end speakers Trenner & Friedl speakers can be placed within inches of the wall behind them or well out into the room. Instead of the usual set of binding posts Osiris features a cable clamping system; the speaker’s impedance is rated at 8 ohms. Enlarge ImageThe Osiris speaker Jussi Tallgren Build quality is commensurate with the price, Osiris runs $8,500 a pair. The standard finishes are sumptuous walnut veneers, and a variety of extra cost finishes are also available. Big money to be sure, Osiris is aimed at the audiophile cognoscenti. Trenner & Friedl models start at $3,450 a pair for the Sun bookshelf speakers. I’ve only been dimly aware of Peter Trenner & Andreas Friedl’s company, but it’s 25 years old. Their speakers are all made in Austria.Listening to OsirisAll of my listening sessions took place at the In Living Stereo showroom in New York City. There the speakers were paired with a Leben CS600 tube stereo integrated amplifier ($6,495), it delivers 32 watts per channel. No worries — once I started listening I never once felt the Osiris needed more power. If the sensation of live music is what this audiophile pursuit is all about the Osiris delivers on that promise.Jumping from electronica to rock, Osiris took me there. I was drawn to the way this speaker reproduces vocals, they sound so right. Keith Richards’ work with the Rastafari reggae group Wingless Angels amply demonstrated the Osiris’s low bass potency. This acoustic music’s pounding drums filled the In Living Stereo listening room with surprising ease. The Osiris connection to the heartbeat rhythms was palpable, and the soundstage floated free of the speakers locations in the room. Best of all, the Trenner & Friedl Osiris doesn’t need to take over the room and be the center of attention. Just partner it with suitably refined electronics and enjoy the music. It’s as simple as that. Speakers Home Entertainment 3
A still from Baahubali 2: The ConclusionMovie StillsShobu Yarlagadda, the owner of Arka Mediaworks, has issued a legal notice to Rajarajan, the boss of K Productions, after the cheque of Rs 17.60 crore as payment for Baahubali 2: The Conclusion bounced.Rajarajan’s K Productions is one of the leading film production and distribution houses in Tamil Nadu. This banner had the Tamil theatrical rights of Baahubali 2, which hit the screens on April 28, 2017, for a record amount of Rs 52 crore, the highest ever price in Kollywood.Now, the makers of Baahubali 2 claim that Rajarajan is yet to make a payment of Rs 17.60 crore and his cheque of the amount bounced. Hence, they have sent a legal notice to the distribution house. Critic Sreedhar Pillai tweeted a copy of it and wrote,” #Bahubali producers @arkamediaworks issues legal Notice to #KProductions Mr #Rajarajan towards non payment of #BahubaliTheConclusion Payments.”A statement from the legal notice read, “This is to inform you that M/s K Productions represented by its sole- proprietor owes an amount of Rs. 17,60,00,000 (Rs. 17.60 crore as on 31.07.2018) to M/s Arka Media Works (hereinafter “My Client”) towards amounts payable towards purchase of exploitation rights of the feature film Baahubali: The Conclusion.”But S Rajarajan’s cheque was dishonoured with the endorsement “funds insufficient”. “Suffice to state that after issuance of a statutory notice under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, my client has initiated criminal prosecution against Mr. Rajarajan and the said cheque bounce case is pending adjudication,” claims the advocate of Arka Mediaworks in the legal notice.According to the legal notice, Arka Media Works knocked the doors of the City Civil Court in Hyderabad, seeking inter-alia. The court issued a direction to K Productions to “furnish security for an amount of Rs 17.60 crore, within a week from the date of the order, failing which, the bank account of K Productions stands attached.”But Rajaranjan failed to furnish security for the amount. “M/s K Productions and Mr. Rajarajan have failed to furnish security for an amount of Rs. 17.60 crore, till date, owing to which, as per the orders passed by the Hon’ble Court, My Client has sought for attachinent of the bank accounts of M/s K Productions forthwith,” reads the statement in the legal notice.#Bahubali producers @arkamediaworks issues legal Notice to #KProductions Mr #Rajarajan towards non payment of #BahubaliTheConclusion Payments pic.twitter.com/AzthVuPXf7— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) March 25, 2019
Erica FernandesinstagramErica Fernandes, who rose to fame with Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi, has doubled her fanbase after portraying the character of Prerna in popular show Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2. Needless to say, with such popularity, Erica is constantly under the media glare as fans want to know more about her and her love affairs.While rumour mills are abuzz that the gorgeous actress is currently dating her Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 co-star Parth Samthaan, fans are aware that before Parth, Erica was in an alleged relationship with her Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi co-star Shaheer Sheikh, although the duo never admitted to it.But did you know before Shaheer and Parth, who Erica was in a relationship with? According to a Pinkvilla report, the actress allegedly had an affair with Ayaz Ahmed, who played the role of Cabir Dewan in youth-centric show Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan. Besides Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan, Ayaz had been part of reality shows like Roadies, Splitsvilla and TV soaps including Kitani Mohabbat Hai. Do Dil Ek Jaan and Santoshi Maa among others. Interestingly, Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan is the same show which made Parth a star.Meanwhile, a lot has been brewing up between the alleged lovebirds Erica and Parth. The couple is going strong and is spending more time together than usual. A source told SpotboyE that Parth and Erica often arrive together on sets and also wait for one another to have afternoon and evening meals together. Not just that, they often leave the sets together as well.While there were speculations about Parth and Erica’s closeness earlier, it intensified when Hina Khan, who plays the role of Komolika, wasn’t invited for Parth’s birthday. It should be recalled that Erica and Hina are not the best of friends on the sets and it was also confirmed by Hina later.
Anderson received the news while on his way to the Caribbean, on layover in Atlanta, Georgia. Airline officials told him he couldn’t board the next leg of his flight, as Jamaican would refuse to let him in.His disciples, from the Faithful World Baptist Church in Tempe Arizona, US had been touring Jamaica for weeks, setting up speaking engagements.But their mission was scuppered by LGBTI Jamaicans. One of them, Jay John (name changed) set up a petition calling on Jamaica to refuse him entry.When the Jamaican government didn’t respond to the 37,000 name petition the activists didn’t stop. Rather than letting the issue drop they wrote to the government, setting out the legal argument for keeping Anderson out.And – at the last minute – Jamaica heard their pleas.Jamaica now joins the United Kingdom, South Africa, Botswana and Canada, who have all banned Anderson.Steven Anderson responds to ban with AIDS rantNaturally, the controversy-seeking pastor has been quick to update his flock.He posted a YouTube video saying he would be boarding a plane to another Caribbean country to continue his ‘mission’.You can watch that video here:He also responded to petition organiser Jay John directly: GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘You can’t ban the internet, moron! More people in Jamaica are hearing about my preaching than ever because of your stupid petition. PS Get AIDS and die faggot!’What Steven Anderson believesAnderson is perhaps most famous for welcoming the deaths in the Pulse shooting in Orlando, Florida in 2016.He said: ‘The good news is there is 50 less pedophiles in this world. Because these homosexuals are a bunch of disgusting perverts and pedophiles. That’s who was a victim here.’Watch that video here:But that is not his only anti-gay rant by far. He has previously called for ‘righteous governments’ to stone gay and bi people to death.Anderson said: ‘Here’s what the Bible says: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.”‘And that, my friend, is the cure for AIDS. It was right there in the Bible all along.’Watch that sermon here: How I was forced to flee Jamaica, fearing for my lifeThe gay agenda is finally revealed and it’s beautifulAfter India decriminalizes gay sex, which country might be next?Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lgbtis-get-hate-preacher-banned-jamaica/ The Jamaican government has banned anti-gay Arizona pastor Steven Anderson from flying into their country.The preacher believes gays should be stoned to death. He welcomed the Pulse nightclub shooting and argues women should be subservient to men. He is also a Holocaust denier. He has attacked trans people, saying he hopes Caitlyn Jenner’s heart explodes.And he argues women should stay in the home and not work, vote or wear pants. In 2009, he prayed for the death of President Barack Obama.Jamaica petition leader reactsUPDATE: In the last few minutes Jay John has given his reaction to GSN.He told us: ‘I am very pleased. I am glad such leadership was shown by the authorities.’We asked if this was a sign Jamaica – once called the most homophobic country in the world – is changing.He said: ‘It does i believe. I think more and more people want to have balanced meaningful discussion on the issue and not the usual hate filled rhetoric we are so used to.’Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…
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News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 05, 2018 Konica Minolta Provides Sonimage HS1 Ultrasound for AAPM&R Hands-on Learning Course Two-day course focused on training users in diagnostic and interventional ultrasound for musculoskeletal disorders September 5, 2018 — Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas recently provided ultrasound systems for The American Academy for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s (AAPM&R) course “Next Step Interventional Ultrasound: Hands-On PM&R Applications. The course is one component of the AAPM&R STEP Ultrasound Certificate Program, which is a multi-tiered training program that teaches and assesses musculoskeletal (MSK) and neurologic ultrasound skills using a progressive, competency-based curriculum.Participants move through a series of three STEPs in diagnostic and interventional ultrasound that includes online lectures and tests, hands-on courses, hands-on skills assessment at the Annual Assembly and more. For most physiatrists, the pathway to the STEP certificate will take approximately one year to complete. The program offers more than 50 American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA) Category 1 Credits and meets the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABMPR) Maintenance of Certification requirements.The AAPM&R course was held Aug. 24-25 at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago, and included didactic and hands-on curriculum.“Ultrasound training varies considerably, and AAPM&R wanted to provide a centralized, standardized method of training for excellence in ultrasound,” said John C. Cianca, M.D., FAAPMR, chair of AAPM&R’s Ultrasound Task Force and Medical Education Committee member. “The program is focused on providing comprehensive competency-based training that will further distinguish our members as leading professionals in interventional and MSK ultrasound. We are grateful for the in-kind support of Konica Minolta Healthcare, providing Sonimage HS1, an advanced ultrasound system that will help attendees of the interventional course quickly and efficiently learn MSK ultrasound.”The use of diagnostic and interventional ultrasound for musculoskeletal disorders is essential in the field of physiatry. Ultrasound is an important diagnostic tool for soft tissue pathology and there is also growing interest for ultrasound-guided interventions, such as aspiration, infiltrations and injections. Ultrasound enables the real-time imaging of the target and the needle as well as surrounding structures such as vessels and nerves.Sonimage HS1 delivers superior image quality and needle visualization to support rapid, confident decisions at the point-of-care. A simplified eight-button console and intuitive touch screen combine with focused MSK exam presets to minimize the learning curve. Enhanced signal penetration, increased color flow sensitivity and improved resolution deliver detailed tissue differentiation, enabling clinicians to detect structures as small as several hundred microns. In conjunction with beam-steering technology, the HS1 System incorporates an advanced algorithm that utilizes both the in-plane and the out-of-plane methods to improve needle visibility, especially in steep angle approaches. 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Comments Share LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spain and Portugal both issued weather alerts Monday, advising residents to take extra care as temperatures soared above 40 C (104 F) in some southern areas.The Iberian Peninsula was sweltering in a heat wave brought on by a mass of hot air flowing north from Africa to Europe in recent days, though recorded temperatures fell shy of the day’s forecast of a maximum 44 C (111.2 F).With the temperature in Cordoba hitting 41 degrees Celsius (105.8 Fahrenheit), Spanish authorities placed the southern city on alert due to “extreme risks” from the heat. People across the southern half of Spain flocked to beaches, swimming pools and fountains. In Portugal, a high of 37 C (98.6 F) was recorded in the eastern city of Beja, while the capital, Lisbon, sweltered in 35 C (95 F) heat. Portugal’s General Directorate for Health recommended staying out of the sun between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.Iberia is forecast to start cooling down on Tuesday when the heat wave is due to move into northern Europe, including the United Kingdom.Portuguese authorities also warned of a high risk of forest fires in wooded areas of central and northern Portugal.Official statistics show that after an uncommonly dry winter and spring, almost 54 percent of the Portuguese mainland was enduring extreme or severe drought at the end of May. With little rainfall in June, that percentage is expected to rise.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Top Stories Check your body, save your life People sunbathe in a beach in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, June 28, 2015. Weather stations across Spain are warning people to take extra precautions as a heat wave engulfs much of the country, increasing the risk of wildfires. The country’s meteorological agency says a mass of hot air originating in Africa is moving northwards, bringing with it until at least Monday temperatures reaching 40 degrees centigrade (104 Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The vital role family plays in society Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Sponsored Stories
in Data Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Home Prices Home Values Housing Affordability Investors Lenders & Servicers Service Providers 2013-10-28 Krista Franks Brock Share October 28, 2013 460 Views While many indicators suggest the housing market is on the road to recovery, some fear another bubble is already forming. “”Country Financial,””:http://www.countryfinancial.com/ a financial services company based in Bloomington, Illinois, found in a recent survey that 48 percent of Americans say the market could reach a bubble over the next two years. [IMAGE]The Country Financial “”survey””:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/many-americans-predict-short-lived-housing-recovery-but-dont-care-228743391.html also found varying financial obstacles across the generations of Americans in the housing market. While nearly half of Americans say we may be headed toward another bubble, only 6 percent say the housing market is their top economic concern at the moment, according to Country Financial. The housing market ranks in the top three economic concerns for about 25 percent of Americans, according to Country Financial.[COLUMN_BREAK] “”Perhaps the government shutdown and debt ceiling are eclipsing just how concerned Americans are about the housing market right now, but with home prices up 12.4 percent in the last year alone, concerns for an ‘echo bubble’ of the housing market collapse certainly make sense,”” said Troy Frerichs, director of investments and wealth management at Country Financial. Meanwhile, Zillow “”this week””:https://themreport.com/articles/home-value-appreciation-set-to-ease-over-next-year-2013-10-18 dismissed bubble fears, finding home value appreciation fell off over the past three months. However, bubble or no bubble, many Americans continue to suffer financial burdens that impede them from homeownership, and according to Country Financial, “”the obstacle that tops the list for each generation is different.”” Generation Y and those headed for retirement–between the ages of 50 and 64–in the next few years tend to lack the cash for a down payment. Those ages 40 to 49 cite job security as their greatest obstacle to owning a home. Lastly, debt is the biggest barrier for those in their 30s, according to the Country Financial survey. About 41 percent of Americans think a middle-income family can afford a home in today’s market. Of those who do own a home, about 27 percent say they will not have their mortgage paid off when they retire. The rate is even higher–37 percent–among those nearing retirement age–50 to 64, according to the survey. bubble,Half of Consumers Anticipate Bubble, but Other Concerns Loom Larger
Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories But they’ve never played the Cardinals in “the nest” since Arizona moved across town in 2006. There are so many great angles to this game — at least on paper in April. There’s the polarizing Tom Brady, arguably the greatest quarterback to ever play the game, facing a Cardinals secondary led by Patrick Peterson and (hopefully) Tyrann Mathieu. There’s the battle of coaches — the gregarious yet formidable Arians against the stoic mad genius, Bill Belichick. Add in the offseason trade between the two teams that brought pass rusher Chandler Jones to the Cardinals and sent disappointing former first-round pick Jonathan Cooper to Beantown. Think they’ll want to impress their former teams?And, it’s the first Sunday night game of the year. 5. Week 17 – Cardinals at Rams Sunday, Jan. 1 @ Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumYes, the Cardinals lose the luxury of playing road games in St. Louis, their home for 28 seasons and where they still enjoyed good fan support, but a road game in Los Angeles gives Birdgang members a chance to conveniently hop in the car and support the team on the road for the first time since the Rams and Raiders bolted L.A. in 1994. Plus, the Cardinals are 14-6 against the Rams since 2006. As far as individual games, there are five that stand out a little more on the anticipation scale.Here they are: Last season’s playoff ouster was much more painful. The Panthers destroyed the Cardinals in every facet of the game, winning the NFC Championship Game, 49-15. Carson Palmer, who finished second to Carolina’s Cam Newton in the AP MVP voting, had by far his worst game as a Cardinal, throwing four interceptions and coughing up a fumble. Redemption will be a key theme for Palmer and the rest of his red-clad teammates.Surprisingly, this isn’t one of the Cardinals’ four primetime games, but this one will be heavily anticipated.– / 16 Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera talks to Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians before the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) 3. Week 7 – Seahawks at CardinalsSunday, Oct. 23 @ University of Phoenix StadiumThe Cardinals have proven they can accomplish the very difficult task of beating the Seahawks in Seattle. Arizona has taken two of the last three meetings at CenturyLink Field, including a classic 39-32 win last season. What the Cardinals haven’t proven is that they can defend their home turf when the guys in the neon green-accented uniforms come to town. The Seahawks, who always bring a healthy number of ’12s’ to the desert with them, have won the last three games in Glendale, and none of them have been particularly close. Last year’s Week 17 game was a 36-6 blowout that the Cardinals tried to downplay but actually served as more of a sign of things to come than anyone wanted to admit at the time. The NFL released its 2016 regular-season schedule Thursday night, creating another layer of optimism for fans of the Arizona Cardinals after their team was dismantled in the NFC Championship Game in January.Some highlights of the schedule:• Four primetime appearances in the first seven games of the season, including three at home in Glendale.• A well-placed Week 9 bye.• Five home games in the first seven weeks, creating a possibility for a good start to the season. Sunday, Oct. 30 @ Bank of America StadiumThe end of a brutal three-week stretch to end the first half of the season takes the Cardinals to the site of their last two playoff exits. Two years ago, the Panthers beat the short-handed Cardinals 27-16 on a rainy Saturday afternoon in an NFC Wild Card round. It was disappointing, but not unexpected as Arizona was quarterbacked by Ryan Lindley. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 1. Week 8 – Cardinals at Panthers Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments Share 2. Week 1 – Patriots at CardinalsSunday, Sept. 11 @ University of Phoenix StadiumThe Patriots do have experience playing at UOP Stadium — they’ve split a pair of Super Bowls played there, including a thrilling win over the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX two seasons ago. 4. Week 6 – Jets at Cardinals Plus, the matchup gives us a great teacher-pupil showdown with Cardinals coach Bruce Arians facing his former underling, Todd Bowles. The history between the two goes all the way back to Bowles’ college career at Temple when Arians was in his first-ever head coaching position. Monday, Oct. 17 @ University of Phoenix StadiumThe Cardinals haven’t beaten the Jets since 1975 — it sounds a lot longer than it actually has been because these two teams just don’t play that often. In fact, they’ve faced each other only eight times total, with the J-E-T-S winning the last six. That includes officially the ugliest football game ever played — a 7-6 Jets’ win in December of 2012 that featured some of the worst quarterbacking the sport has seen. The Jets have played in Arizona only twice, and never at UOP Stadium. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
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