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Drug Inspector and Pharma officials held in bribery case

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first_imgNew Delhi: The CBI on Friday arrested a drug inspector of the Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) under bribery charges in a case where officials of the CDSCO were allegedly demanding bribes in exchange for approving cardiac medication that had already failed tests by the testing authority.The Central Bureau of Investigation had booked Ankur Bansal, a drug inspector with the CDSCO along with the Managing Director of Kwality Pharmaceuticals and other officials of the pharma company in the case, where Bansal had demanded Rs 1.5 lakh to approve a cardiac medication called dobutamine. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Agency sleuths also arrested officials of Kwality Pharmaceuticals in the case, including the Managing Director, a director, the Chief Pharmacist and a driver. Officials here said that premises of the accused in Amritsar and Delhi were also searched. According to the probe agency’s case, Kwality Pharmaceuticals had manufactured a dobutamine injection, which is most commonly used in cardiac surgery to give a boost to cardiac functioning, in case of sudden heart failure. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHowever, when the injection was sent to the CDSCO for testing, the samples of the medication failed the required tests and Ramesh Arora, the MD of the company challenged the test results, sending another batch of samples to the test laboratories. Subsequently, Karunakar Tiwari, Kwality’s Chief Pharmacist allegedly approached Bansal with Arora and sought to “settle the matter” on July 18. A few days later, Bansal told Tiwari that the second batch of samples had also failed the tests and that he would need to visit Kwality’s premises in Amritsar to investigate. While officials of Kwality and Bansal were negotiating the bribe amount required to close the case and get a favourable decision, Bansal had indicated that senior officials of the CDSCO were also involved in the scam. The CBI’s investigation in the case continues as all the arrested were sent to four days of CBI custody on August 14.last_img read more

This years Hot Docs festival flaunts neargender parity

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first_img“Fair and balanced.” That might be a term more closely associated with cable stalwart Fox News (in either a sincere or cynical fashion) – but it can also be applied to this year’s Hot Docs film festival, with organizers touting near-gender parity among 2017’s selections.Of the 230 titles to play this year’s edition of the documentary extravaganza, almost 48 per cent of the programming will be courtesy of female filmmakers. They include Lana Slezic, whose debut doc Bee Nation will act as the festival’s opening night film. Chronicling a group of students in Saskatchewan who compete in the province’s first First Nations Spelling Bee, Slezic’s work promises to resonate with current headlines – which makes it par for the course with Hot Docs’ 2017 lineup, a fact that the festival is eager to trumpet.“The Hot Docs programming team has scoured the globe to bring the finest documentaries to Toronto audiences for a festival-high of 58 countries,” said Shane Smith, director of programming for the festival, in a statement. “As our world shifts in startling new ways, Hot Docs is committed to showcasing those films that tackle topics of global importance: from environmental issues and human rights, to international conflict.” Advertisement On that latter note, this year’s festival offers coverage in spades across all 13 of its programs. The devastating war in Syria, for instance, will be highlighted by such films as 69 Minutes of 86 Days, which follows a three-year-old Syrian refugee and her family as they struggle to make their way through Europe; Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS, by noted documentarian Sebastian Junger; A Memory in Khaki, which promises a more poetic take on the conflict; and City of Ghosts, Matthew Heineman’s look at reporters covering a country under siege, which screened to great acclaim at Sundance earlier this winter. (All these films will screen under the “Syria 360°” label.) Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Bostons Mikmaq speak to APTN in bombing aftermath

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first_imgAPTN National NewsBoston residents are still coming to terms with the terror attack two weeks ago.A number of the city’s residents are Mi’kmaq. In fact, more than 2,000 have moved south from Canada and call Boston home.APTN’s Tim Fontaine caught up with the community to find out how they’re coping.last_img

Global network necessary to confront climate change crisis says Ban

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15 September 2008With media interest in climate change waning since last year, cooperation from all sectors of society is essential to tackle the crisis that it poses, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. Global warming “is less in the news than last year,” Mr. Ban said at a service held at the Holy Family Church in New York. “Yet the evidence is all around that the problem is worse than most projections.”The phenomenon is also spurring humanitarian crises, such as Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar and hunger in Haiti and the Horn of Africa, he added.Speaking on the eve of the start of the sixty-third session of the General Assembly, the Secretary-General pointed out that any solution to climate change has to be truly global, with the United Nations working in tandem with Member States.“But we realize that governments cannot do the job alone,” he said, stressing the role of the faith community, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the private sector and others. “We need all of our partners in this monumental effort to address the global challenges of our time. read more

Bearish for the loonie Canadas bumpy economic ride continues with growing trade

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OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the country ran a merchandise trade deficit of $2.7 billion in February compared with a deficit of $1.9 billion in January.Economists had expected a deficit of $2 billion, according to Thomson Reuters.“It was a rough start to the year in terms of economic data and the bumpy ride continued in today’s trade numbers,” Royce Mendes, analyst at CIBC Capital Markets said in a note to clients.The increased deficit came as imports rose 1.9 per cent to $48.6 billion, boosted by imports of energy products.Exports increased 0.4 per cent to $45.9 billion, due to higher exports of passenger cars and light trucks.Regionally, Canada’s trade surplus with the United States narrowed to $2.6 billion in February compared with $2.9 billion in January as imports from the U.S. grew 3.3 per cent. Exports to the U.S. increased 1.9 per cent.“Overall, while export volumes did rebound, removing some of the negativity surrounding this report, they remain disappointing given the strong US economy and weak Canadian dollar.” Mendes noted. “The data should be positive for fixed income, as it plays into our forecast for a patient Bank of Canada, and bearish for the Canadian dollar.”The loonie was down one-tenth of a cent to 78.20 against the U.S. dollar.Canada’s trade deficit with countries other than the United States increased to $5.3 billion in February from $4.9 billion in January.© The Canadian Press With files from Financial Post Staff read more

Dead bodies in natural disasters pose negligible epidemics threat – UN guidelines

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“After most natural disasters, there is a fear that dead bodies will cause epidemics,” said Oliver Morgan, an honorary research fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and one of the three co-editors of the book published by the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and partners as a step-by-step guide for first responders to disasters.“This belief is wrong – most infectious organisms do not survive beyond 48 hours in a dead body, and it is the surviving population that is more likely to spread disease. But authorities often feel political pressure to resort to unnecessary measures such as hasty mass burials.”Management of Dead Bodies after Disasters: A Field Manual for First Responders, published by the WHO, its regional Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, is aimed at facilitating proper identification of victims and preventing mass burials and cremations. “The way victims are treated has a profound and long-lasting effect on the mental health of survivors and communities,” PAHO Director Mirta Roses says in the book’s foreword. “In addition, correct identification of the dead has legal significance for inheritance and insurance that can impact on families and relatives for many years after a disaster.”The job of managing dead bodies after a disaster, particularly in developing countries, usually falls to local organizations and communities rather than specialized teams of national and international experts. To reach this audience, the new field manual was written in plain language, with practical recommendations on how to accomplish key tasks.Central points emphasized in the manual include:The overwhelming desire of people from all religions and cultures is to identify their loved ones. Careful and ethical management of dead bodies is a critical component of disaster recovery. Dead bodies pose a negligible threat to public health, since most victims die from injury, drowning or fire. Responders handling dead bodies should wear gloves and practice good basic hygiene. Face-masks are not necessary for infection control purposes but may help workers feel psychologically better. Bodies present virtually no risk of epidemic diseases.Sooner is better for victim identification. The early work of non-specialists will determine much of the success of forensic specialists when they arrive. First responders should collect basic information about the deceased and take photographs before storing bodies for later forensic identification. Visual identification or photographs of fresh bodies are the simplest forms of identification.Bodies should be stored at cold temperatures, either in refrigerated containers or buried temporarily in organized graves. Within 12 to 48 hours in hot climates, decomposition will be too advanced to allow facial recognition.Accurate, timely, and updated information can reduce stress on survivors, defuse rumours, and dispel misconceptions. The news media are vital channels of communication with the public, and authorities should proactively engage them.Various chapters provide practical guidance on topics including the true health risks posed by dead bodies, how to recover bodies, how to store them, methods for identification, long-term storage and disposal, communications and the media, and support to families and relatives. The book is available for download from the PAHO website. read more

Stephen Lee found guilty of matchfixing facing lifetime ban

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first_imgFORMER WORLD NUMBER  five Stephen Lee faces a life ban from snooker after being found guilty of fixing seven matches.The Englishman will receive his punishment on Tuesday by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), with chairman Jason Ferguson confirming Lee faces ‘a significant sanction’.Lee was suspended last October after an investigation into eight matches found seven counts of match-fixing at four locations through 2008 and 2009.In a statement, the WPBSA confirmed: “Between February 2008 and April 2009, Stephen Lee was in contact with three different groups of people, all of whom placed bets on the outcomes of his matches or on the outcomes of frames within his matches or on the exact score of his matches. The allegations were serious and related to match-fixing or the provision of inside information to enable persons to win money by betting on those matches.“The matches were three matches in the Malta Cup 2008, two matches at the UK Championship 2008, one at the China Open 2009 and one at the World Championship 2009.”The case is the biggest controversy to hit the sport since the eight-year ban given to Australian Quinten Hann, who was suspended for breaking rules governing match-fixing in 2006.Originally posted at 10.06NFL teams think Johnny Manziel is undraftable because he parties too muchTake a parachute: Match stopped by pitch invader with a differencelast_img read more

Key government spokesperson to head Cypriot commemorative events

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first_imgCypriot Government spokesperson, Mr Christos Christofides will head commemorative events and rallies on the anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Mr Christofides, the Director of the Office of the President and Deputy Government Spokesperson in Cyprus will be the keynote speaker at events all around Australia and accompanied by High Commissioner of Cyprus, His Excellency Mr Yiannis Iacovou. Organised by the Justice of Cyprus Coordinating Committee, the talks will be in Melbourne from Friday 13 July until Sunday 15 July and in Sydney from Sunday 22 July. On Friday 20 July, the date of the invasion, they will be in Brisbane. The Committee also hopes to speak in Perth and Adelaide. Cyprus has been occupied by Turkish forces since 1974. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Video Barcelona celebrate 15year anniversary of Messi debut

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first_imgBarcelona uploaded special footage of a fresh-faced Lionel Messi making his club debut 15 years agoOn 16 November 2003, a 16-year-old Messi made his first-team debut as a 75th-minute substitute in a friendly against José Mourinho’s FC Porto.The game was in commemoration of Porto’s new Estadio do Dragao for the upcoming EURO 2004 competition on Portugal.In the footage released by Barcelona on Twitter, it shows a young Messi coming on the field and his reaction after costing himself a chance of scoring a double on his debut.The Argentine managed to create two chances on goal in the game and, while he wasn’t so pleased about the outcome, it was enough to convince Barcelona to have him train with the reserve and senior teams on a weekly basis.The match in Portugal ended in a 2-0 defeat.Messi’s former Barcelona teammate Ludovic Giuly would later comment on how remarkable the teenager was in his first training session with the senior side.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“He destroyed us all… They were kicking him all over the place to avoid being ridiculed by this kid, he just got up and kept on playing,” said Giuly.“He would dribble past four players and score a goal. Even the team’s starting centre-backs were nervous. He was an alien.”Messi would finally make his official debut for Barcelona in October 2004 against Espanyol in La Liga.💙❤ Leo #Messi✨15 years since the 👑 made his debut! pic.twitter.com/6jAoHMLeK0— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 16, 2018last_img read more

OBITUARY John D Poland 72

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — John D. Poland, age 72, of Landaff, NH, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA, passed away peacefully at home on July 14, 2018.John was the beloved husband of Rita M. (Collins) Poland, devoted father of the late John D. “Dug” Poland, Jr., cherished son of the late Leo and Alice (Foote) Poland, dear brother of David Poland & wife Serena of Mesa, AZ, Susan “Sue” Moriarty & husband Ted of Stratham, NH, Marcia Howell of Mooresville, NC and Jacqueline Marchese & husband Stephen of Burlington. Brother-in-law of Fran Coleman of Tewksbury, Dan Collins and Marcia Consilvio & husband Ed all of Arlington, Loretta Thomas & husband Robert of Woburn, Patty Mitchell & husband Bucky of Windham, ME, Michael Collins of Tequesta, FL, Steven Collins of Standish, ME, Elizabeth Murphy & husband Philip of Melbourne Beach, FL and Karen Ashman of Leominster. John is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA on Saturday, July 21st at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.In lieu of flowers donations in John’s memory may be made to Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD), 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03766 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Stephen J. Bowker, 58In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Morris “Moe” Anderson, 68In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: John A. Townsend, 55In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Coroner rules that Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself

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first_imgNEW YORK: An autopsy on disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein — who was found dead in his jail cell — has concluded that he committed suicide by hanging, a coroner said Friday, answering one of the questions surrounding his death. The ruling comes six days after the 66-year-old, who was accused of trafficking girls as young as 14 for sex, was discovered dead in New York’s high-security Metropolitan Correctional Center. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us New York’s chief medical examiner Barbara Sampson said in a statement emailed to AFP that “after careful review of all investigative information, including complete autopsy findings” it was determined that Epstein killed himself. The New York Times cited officials as saying that Epstein had used a bedsheet to hang himself. The report came a day after US media reported that preliminary findings from the post-mortem examination had found broken bones in Epstein’s neck. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us Epstein, a multi-millionaire who once counted Britain’s Prince Andrew and US President Donald Trump as friends, was charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors. According to prosecutors, Epstein sexually exploited dozens of teenagers at his homes in Manhattan and Florida between 2002 and 2005. Advertise With Us He denied the charges but faced up to 45 years in jail if found guilty. Epstein’s lawyers said Friday they were “not satisfied with the conclusions of the medical examiner” and would conduct their own investigation into his death, including demanding to see video footage from the jail. “It is indisputable that the authorities violated their own protocols,” the lawyers said, decrying the “harsh, even medieval conditions” at the facility. The FBI and Justice Department are investigating how such a high-profile inmate managed to take his own life just weeks after an earlier reported suicide attempt. The warden of the Metropolitan Correctional Center where Epstein was housed has been temporarily reassigned and two guards put on administrative leave pending an investigation. The guards were reportedly asleep when they should have been checking on Epstein. Epstein’s death came a day after a court released documents in which an alleged victim said he used her as a “sex slave” and that she was forced to have sex with well-known politicians and businessmen. Virginia Giuffre has alleged she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew, former US Senator and architect of the Northern Irish peace deal George Mitchell, ex-New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and American celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz. They have all strenuously denied the allegations. Prosecutors have pledged to pursue cases against anyone else involved in Epstein’s alleged crimes and earlier this week FBI agents raided his private island in the Caribbean. Several women have also come forward to seeking damages. On Wednesday, Jennifer Araoz filed a lawsuit against Epstein’s estate, his former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell and three other female accomplices. Araoz said she was raped by Epstein as a 15-year-old. She said Maxwell, a British socialite and daughter of the late fraudster and media mogul Robert Maxwell, enabled his crimes. Maxwell’s whereabouts are unknown but she was recently photographed at a restaurant in Los Angeles, according to US reports. On Friday two other women filed a USD 100 million lawsuit against Epstein’s estate. They were working as hostesses in a Manhattan restaurant in 2004 when a woman described as a “recruiter” for Epstein approached them, they said. The recruiter allegedly offered the pair hundreds of dollars each to go to Epstein’s home and give him a massage, assuring them there would be no sexual contact, according to the lawsuit. Two days later they went to Epstein’s luxurious mansion near Central Park. Once they were in the massage room, the eight-page lawsuit said, Epstein was sexually aggressive towards them before giving them several hundred dollars. Epstein was convicted in Florida in 2008 of paying young girls for massages but served just 13 months in jail under a secret plea deal struck with the then state prosecutor.last_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more This unique solution for collaborative diagnostic work improves decision-making efficiency in acute care, allowing physicians to efficiently set the care strategy in multi-trauma cases. It also serves as a platform for medical education, clinical conferences and virtual autopsies. Sectra Visualization Table is a multi-touch screen medical display table that enables multiple users to collaborate around the table and interact with the large-size 3-D images generated by computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. This helps physicians gain deeper understanding and insight into the functions and processes inside the body, for example, by visualizing different tissues and cutting through sections with a virtual knife. Sectra has tailored its picture archiving and communications system (PACS) technology to power the visualization table. Sectra’s patented visualization techniques allow the immediate display of extremely large size datasets, such as high-resolution full-body scans. Another area of application is virtual autopsies, because the Sectra Visualization Table can reduce the need for surgical procedures. Sectra Visualization Table has been developed in cooperation with the University of Linköping, Sweden, the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV), Norrköping Visualization Center C, and The Interactive Institute. 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Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read morelast_img read more

Dream Cruises sets new world record in anticipation

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first_imgDream Cruises sets new world record in anticipationDream Cruises sets new world record in anticipationWorld Dream, the newest mega ship of Asia’s luxury cruise line Dream Cruises, will soon make history as the first-ever cruise ship to be christened in Hong Kong on Friday, 17 November 2017.In celebration of this monumental occasion, Dream Cruises launched an innovative “#TogetherWeBuildDreams” campaign, which engaged cruise enthusiasts from around the world to build a large-scale replica of World Dream, in attempt to break the current world record of the largest LEGO® ship. After two months of relentless effort, the giant ship model, collectively built by over 1,000 cruising guests, members of the public, as well as Mr. Andy Hung and Legend Creative, the first LEGO®Certified Professional in Greater China region and his team, was officially unveiled at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal today.  The attempt was declared successful upon onsite adjudication and the official Guinness World Records certificate presentation.Prior to verification by the official Guinness World Records adjudicator, honourable guests completed the model by placing the final LEGO® blocks onto the ship, symbolizing the collaboration between Dream Cruises and the citizens of Hong Kong to set the new world record.The unveiling of the World Dream ship model also served as the kick-off for the festivities surrounding World Dream’s inaugural and christening in Hong Kong.Mr. Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines said, “It is with great excitement with which we anticipate the inaugural launch of World Dream and make history as the first-ever cruise ship to be christened in Hong Kong. Today we celebrate the first milestone achieved by World Dream – the successful breaking of a Guinness World Record, an honour that we share with cruise enthusiasts from around the world who joined us as we turned this dream into reality.”Mr. Anthony Lau, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) said, “The fact that Genting Cruise Lines selected Hong Kong again as the home port for its international cruise and is organising a large-scale christening ceremony in the city is indeed a testament to the international cruise trade’s great confidence in Hong Kong and the regional cruise market, as well as recognition of Hong Kong as an appealing cruise travel destination. The HKTB will continue to work closely with Genting Hong Kong and our other cruise partners through joint promotions and regional alliances to drive more arrivals and enhance local cruise and tourism development.”The excitement began with Dream Cruises’ innovative “#TogetherWeBuildDreams” campaign, which engaged consumers in the building of the world’s largest LEGO® cruise ship, an 8.44-meter replica of World Dream. Constructed from over 2.5 million LEGO® blocks, the ship model weighs over 2,800kg, measures 8.44m in length, 1.33m in width, and 1.53m in height. The LEGO® ship model will be on public display at Hall B, 2/F of Kai Tak Cruise Terminal from 19 Nov onwards; an open-day event will be held on the first day of public display, where members of the public can have a close-up view of the giant ship model and enjoy activities including LEGO® building workshops and speed challenges against LEGO® Certified Professional.World Dream is the second vessel of Dream Cruises, purpose-built to cater to the Asian market. World Dream will start sailing from Hong Kong on 17 November and from Guangzhou, Nansha on 19 November, taking guests on two weekly alternating 6-day/5-night itineraries to exotic and popular destinations including Boracay and Manila in the Philippines and Ho Chi Minh and Nha Trang in Vietnam, as well as 3-day/2-night Warm Weekend Vacation cruises from Hong Kong in the South China Sea.For more information about Dream Cruises, please visit dreamcruiseline.com and follow us on Facebook, Weibo and Weixin.Source = Dream Cruiseslast_img read more

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first_imgairlinesDubaiEmiratesstopover Emirates is offering Australian travellers a stopover deal in Dubai, including a free night’s accommodation, and competitive fares to a range of destinations in its global route network, when booked between 7 March and 27 March 2018, for select travel periods.The offer includes destinations across Emirates’ 40 European destinations, Africa and North America among others, giving Australian travellers the chance to have two holidays in one.Economy Class travellers who take advantage of the Dubai stopover will receive one night’s accommodation in a Rover Room at the Rove Downtown, Rove City Centre or Rove Healthcare City, Dubai, including bed and breakfast.First and Business Class travellers will receive one night’s accommodation at the five star JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai, with the Executive Room on offer for First Class passengers and the Deluxe Room for Business Class passengers, both including bed and breakfast.For more information on Emirates, including how to book flights and a complete list of terms and conditions, visit emirates.com/aulast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

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first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington has been fined $21,000 by the NFL for roughing Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in last Sunday’s 22-6 win, according to Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com.It was Washington’s first regular season game since serving a four game suspension. The four-year veteran intercepted a pass, had two quarterback hits and recorded nine tackles in the win. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   last_img read more

Diko says will propose new Cyprob strategy

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first_imgDiko is proposing a new strategy in the Cyprus problem, its chairman, Nicolas Papadopoulos said on Friday, adding that the party will seek cooperation with other likeminded parties in a bid to rid the country of the current government.Papadopoulos was speaking at a workshop for party members in Paphos, co-organised with the other hardline parties of the so-called middle – Edek, Solidarity, Green party.He said they were concerned by the fact that there was an undeclared deadlock and absence of strategy on how to exit the stalemate.Papadopoulos said a new strategy must be adopted, adding that he was optimistic that the better informed the people were “the more we can resist unfair pressures and assert the rights of our people.”The Diko chairman said his party would seek cooperation with the other parties of the middle since “this cooperation can bring about change and rid the country of the current administration.”Edek leader Marinos Sizopoulos said what they sought through such events was to form conditions of broad agreement and possibly create the condition for cooperation ahead of next year’s elections.“It will depend on the stance each party will take and the seriousness it displays,” he said.Sizopoulos said the aim was for the cooperation to have solid foundation and prospects.Eleni Theocharous said her party remained focused on the chief objective, which was the country’s liberation.As part of that, she said, “we are trying to cooperate with the forces that have the same values, the same ideals, and the same goals, who believe in the same form of solution, that is, restoring the Cypriot people’s human rights, each citizen individually without discrimination.”Theocharous said her visit to Paphos aims to inform the people about the situation the Cyprus problem was currently in and the steps that must take place from now on in a bid to get into a better position and talk from a position of power.You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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