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BC First Nation chief faces sexual offence lawyer says accusation unfounded

BC First Nation chief faces sexual offence lawyer says accusation unfounded

first_imgVICTORIA – The lawyer for a First Nation chief in British Columbia says his client will “vehemently defend” himself against a charge of sexual interference of a person under the age of 16.The province’s prosecution service says Roger William of the Xeni Gwet’in is alleged to have committed the offence in Williams Lake, B.C., on or about May 12 and was scheduled to make his first court appearance on Wednesday.The service said special prosecutor Brock Martland approved the charge after he was appointed on Monday, because the assistant deputy attorney general considered the matter in the public interest.William declined comment but referred questions to his lawyer, David Rosenberg.He described William as a “tremendous leader and devoted community member” who was “greatly saddened” when he heard the accusation.“Roger is going to vehemently defend against these charges,” Rosenberg said in an interview. “It takes a lifetime of good work to build a reputation like his, and it just takes one unfounded allegation to destroy it.”William, a former champion bull rider, was a leading figure in a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision that granted the Tsilhqot’in Aboriginal title to more than 1,750 square kilometres of land in the Nemiah Valley, a mountainous area with pristine lakes, alpine valleys and wild horses.The decision in 2014 was the first time a Canadian court declared Aboriginal title to lands outside of a reserve.The Xeni Gwet’in First Nation is one of six Tsilhqot’in communities.The band’s website says William was first elected for a five-year term in 2013.The prosecution service said the appointment of a special prosecutor is intended to avoid any potential for real or perceived improper influence in the administration of justice.Martland is a Vancouver lawyer in private practice. The prosecution service said his mandate is to provide legal advice to RCMP investigators as necessary, and to conduct any related charge assessment as well as the prosecution if charges are approved.The prosecution service said it postponed announcing his appointment pending completion of the investigation and approval of charges.last_img read more

The casino the case the prisoner of war and the Akwesasne Longhouse

The casino the case the prisoner of war and the Akwesasne Longhouse

first_img(A tour of Three Feathers Casino before the raid. Rarahkwisere opens the door at the beginning of the video and says, “Welcome to the Three Feathers Casino.”)By Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsAbout 114 km southeast of Akwesasne, on Tuesday, Rarahkwisere, his wrists and ankles in cuffs and chains, enters the boardroom of a county jail in New York State for a federal U.S. court hearing about a casino.Rarahkwisere, known locally in Akwesasne as Salt and as Thomas Square to the authorities, is led by jail guards to a chair at one end of a table near the front of the room. He has been imprisoned since his arrest in December, the only one of the five people named in the two count indictment still behind bars. Another is considered “a fugitive” by the Assistant U.S. Attorney handling the case.The case revolves around the now shuttered Three Feathers Casino, which still stands along Hwy 37 that cuts through the U.S. side of the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation, about 120 km west of Montreal.Rarahkwisere and the four others are charged by a federal Grand Jury with “operation of an illegal gambling business” and “transportation, possession and use of gambling devices within Indian country.”Download (PDF, Unknown)They face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted on the first charge and up to two years in prison and a $250,000 if convicted on the second charge.PLOTS AND SUBPLOTSThe reason behind Rarahkwisere’s four-month jail stay and the decision to hold the federal court hearing in a boardroom of the Clinton County Jail in Plattsburgh, NY, are just some of the plots and subplots in a case that has drawn in the Kanienkehaka Longhouse — a traditional council — in Akwesasne and has links stretching to Six Nations, the reserve with the highest population in Canada which sits about 40 km south of Hamilton, Ont.The hearing on this day was scheduled to determine whether the lawyer chosen by the Longhouse is in a conflict of interest by representing three of the five defendants. The Longhouse plays a large role in the arguments that unfold.The hearing was ordered by a separate trial judge after the Assistant U.S. Attorney trying the case raised a litany of potential conflicts.The casino was raided in December, a little over a year after it first opened and the case is viewed by some as part of a wider power struggle between members of the Longhouse, who view themselves as maintaining the traditional Mohawk governance structure, and the federally recognized St. Regis Tribe.Three Feathers was operating outside state and federal laws, but the Longhouse believes it has the authority and jurisdiction to run it.SECURITY IS TIGHTThe U.S. Marshals Service chose to hold the hearing in the county jail boardroom for “security concerns” stemming from Rarahkwisere’s first appearance in court.Everyone who enters the boardroom-turned-courtroom has to undergo a thorough sweep with the magnetic wand. The U.S. Marshal at the door asks people to take off their shoes, lift a pant leg for a check. One man wonders aloud if he should also take off his pants. This all unfolds in the room where visitors to the jail usually wait before meeting with inmates.The people from Akwesasne who are here to show support grumble among themselves saying things like, “who are the real terrorists” and “why are they afraid of us.”The U.S. Marshals initially tried to prevent any media from entering the makeshift courtroom, wrongfully claiming it was a decision from the judge. Then, they only wanted to allow five people in, but presiding U.S. Magistrate Larry Kudrle invites everyone who can fit into the room to watch the hearing. In the end, about 10 people sit at the back of the room to watch the proceedings unfold.Inside, the scene is one of total visual dissonance created by the contrast of mundane boardroom artifacts–a television, a computer pushed against the wall–against shackles, feathers and law enforcement officers.Rarahkwisere sits next to the Longhouse’s chosen lawyer, Scott Moore from New York City who wears a bowtie and round eye-glasses.To Moore’s right sits Karenahtiio, also known as Roger Jock, one of the co-defendants with Rarahkwisere.Karenahtiio’s ankles and wrists, however, are free of cuffs and chains and he walked into the hearing with Moore. Karenahtiio wears three feathers fastened to the back of his Mohawk haircut and sports a buckskin jacket and carries a pouch holding tobacco. He also wears the red Mohawk Warrior flag like a sash. Another lawyer, Brian Barrett, from Lake Placid, NY, sits next to Karenahtiio.To their left stand three Clinton County jail guards and two U.S. Marshals. Across the room stands an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent.Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Horsman and a federal agent sit behind a table to the left of the grandfatherly-looking judge who sits behind a table at the front of the room flanked by the court stenographer to his right and a clerk to his left.‘THIS IS OUR HOME, OUR FREE-TRADE ZONE’While the outcome of the hearing will be determined by legal arguments, it can’t escape the broader historical and sovereignty issues that permeate much of what happens in Akwesasne, a Mohawk community that has been severed in two by an international boundary and is known mainly to the outside world as a major smuggling route between Canada and the U.S.But things are more complex and textured in Akwesasne, a name that means “land where the partridge drums.” Once part of the powerful Iroquois Confederacy that played decisive military roles during the days of early colonialism, many of the people here have refused to surrender their sense of sovereignty and the traditions and governance structures that have existed since time immemorial.While there are those in law enforcement and elsewhere who argue that the sovereignty issue is often exploited for lucrative ends, it is undeniably the underlying thread that runs throughout the territory.“This is our home, our free-trade zone,” raps local hip hop artist Nokwa, in the song, Can’t Take My Fire.Casino conflicts are not new here. The community still carries the scars from what was essentially a civil war in 1990 over whether Akwesasne should even have a casino. The anti and pro casino factions aimed guns and fired on each other. Two people were killed and community residents were evacuated before the conflict ended.Some of the warriors involved in the Akwesasne civil war then travelled to Kanesatake where they joined forces with community members there who were fighting to keep a the developers of a golf course from bulldozing a burial ground in what became known as the Oka Crisis.LONGHOUSE VERSUS THE TRIBEA billboard advertising the Three Feathers “people’s casino” still stands along Hwy 37 facing drivers going west toward the U.S.-Canada border. A class-two casino, it offered only video gambling at the time of the raid.It was also competing with the more establish, tribe-controlled Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort, which offers a much wider array of games, including poker, blackjack and roulette along with a steakhouse and a “Native Harvest Buffet.”According to the members of the Kanienkehaka Longhouse’s Men’s Council, the stated reason behind the casino was to create economic development outside tribal control. They argued that the St. Regis Tribe was not spreading the wealth equally throughout the community and was preventing others, including members of the Longhouse, from launching their own economic development projects. The Kanienkehaka Longhouse is one of two in the community.“The tribe turned all the Longhouse people down for things like gas, different things they turned them down,” said Men’s Council member Kariwaiate, of the Wolf Clan. “It took three years for the Men’s Council and we were looking and this one came up and we got it going.”Rarahkwisere, who is also from the Wolf Clan, echoes Kariwaiate.“I am a prisoner of war for bringing economics to my people,” he said, during a recent jailhouse interview with APTN National News.NEVER BEEN IDLERarahkwisere’s prolonged incarceration has created considerable concern among some in Akwesasne beyond his immediate family, especially with some of the youth. Posters riffing on the Idle No More movement in Canada declare, “Free Salt, never been idle… never will be” have been printed.Rarahkwisere’s time behind bars is primarily the result of the court and prosecution’s reaction to his decision to employ tactics commonly used by those who are part of the “sovereign citizen” or “Freeman” movements.These movements employ elaborate theories using terms like the “strawman” and claims that birth certificates register humans as corporations which are later traded on the stock exchange.They also essentially espouse the belief that the authorities, which they say are employed by corporations disguised as governments, can only control their subjects if the subjects submit to their control.During Rarahkwisere’s arraignment, which was also held in the same jail as a result of a “commotion” during his initial appearance, the court imposed a bail of $50,000 for his release, which was also based on his claim that his house was worth $500,000. Records filed in court show the house is worth about $60,000.Horsman also argued that Rarahkwisere’s refusal to submit to the authority of the U.S. government made him a high risk to skip court dates. Horsman also asked for a special Nebbia hearing to determine the source of the bail cash. During the special hearing, whoever fronts the bail cash has to reveal its source.And so Rarahkwisere remains imprisoned reading the New York Times to pass the time.It’s unclear whether Rarahkwisere will continue to stick to this tact. He did tell the court on Tuesday he planned to represent himself, but allowed that he may use Moore for advice and possibly during trial.Throughout the hearing, Rarahkwisere also challenged the use of his “strawman” English name by saying, “I take exception” every time it was mentioned by the judge or Horsman.Horsman, however, is well versed in the ways of the Freemen, having encountered them during her time working in Montana.Rarahkwisere’s move created friction within the Longhouse which hired Moore, whose firm Moore International Law has an office in Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. The Longhouse tasked him to represent Rarahkwisere, Karenahtiio and Sakoieta, another co-defendant, known to authorities as James Gray, described as a “fugitive” by Horseman during the hearing.Download (PDF, Unknown)The two other men charged are currently being tried separately.LAWYER’S POTENTIAL CONFLICT ‘SCARY’The choice of Moore, however, is proving to be problematic. The Longhouse opened the casino on legal advice from Moore who suggested they had a right to run the operation outside of state and federal laws.Sakoieta contacted Moore in 2010 asking for his legal opinion on whether the Longhouse could start its own casino. Moore wrote back saying it had the “sovereign authority” to do so, based on several treaties and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.“The prospective gaming enterprise would be established and regulated by and under the sovereign authority of the nation,” wrote Moore, in the Oct. 13, 2010, dated letter. “The establishment by the Kanienkehaka Kanonhsesne Mohawk Nation of a gaming enterprise on its territory is a protected exercise of sovereignty and right to self-determination which serves to promote the financial independence and economic development of the nation.”Download (PDF, Unknown)Back in the makeshift courtroom, this letter plays a crucial part in the hearing on whether Moore is in a conflict.The discovery of the letter draws Moore in as part of the case and turns him into a potential witness. That prospect alone should be enough to disqualify him as the defence lawyer, says Horsman.Barrett, who is acting as a co-council, also acknowledges the potential pitfall during the hearing after Horsman raises the issue of the letter.“There potentially is a defence the defendants may or may not be waiving,” says Barrett.Part of the case rests on whether the accused knowingly broke the law.Several other potential conflicts also swirl around Moore including how he’s being paid and how he could represent three people during the same trial.Moore says the Longhouse is paying for services by “passing around the hat.” Horsman, however, argues that this financial arrangement creates possible tensions between the interests of the Longhouse and the defendants.“Suppose (a defendant) decided to do something the ‘people’ (the Longhouse) didn’t want him to,” says Kudrle, during the hearing.Moore could also find himself in a bind if the trial ends up shifting against one of his three clients or if a client is offered a deal in exchange for a more lenient sentence.“It looks scary,” Horsman tells the judge.‘WHAT HAPPENS TO ONE, AFFECTS US ALL’During the hearing, the Longhouse is allowed to make its case and uses Kanenhariyo, an “international diplomat” from Six Nations, to explain.Kanenhariyo was appointed to the role after the Akwesasne Longhouse contacted a Clan Mother in Six Nations.“We are together. What happens to one, affects us all,” says Kanenhariyo, who had been watching the proceedings unfold. “The Longhouse describes our constitution and law. We are a nation of people, independent of the U.S.”Kanenhariyo explains that the three named defendants represented by Moore had an obligation to run the casino because it came at the request of the Longhouse.“Unless you have some reason why, you have an obligation to accept that responsibility,” he says.Kudrle seems enraptured as Kanenhariyo explains the relationship between the people of the Longhouse and the U.S. through treaties and the Covenant Chain.Kanenhariyo says the case is an opportunity to “polish the relationship” and that the decision to hire a lawyer was only “Plan B.” He says the Longhouse would rather find a negotiated settlement and that he had reached out to Horsman to reach a conclusion through talk.“We have an issue and are beginning discussions to polish that (Covenant) Chain,” he says.Horsman, however, doesn’t appear disposed to negotiate and grills Kanenhariyo on where he came from and whether he represented the “federally recognized” St. Regis Tribe.“Do you have a Canadian driver’s license?” says Horsman.“I have a license to drive on Canadian roads,” says Kanenhariyo.The hearing continues next Tuesday.Outside, in the parking lot, with a chain-link fence trimmed by razor wire looming to one side, Moore says Horsman was employing a classic tactic.“It is a tried and true government tactic to split Indian people apart,” says Moore. “We are not going to let that happen.”jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Middle East positive moves but situation still fragile says UN official

Middle East positive moves but situation still fragile says UN official

28 May 2008A senior United Nations official today welcomed recent political progress in Lebanon and the start of indirect talks between Israel and Syria, but cautioned that there are still serious challenges to achieve a wider peace in the Middle East. Robert Serry, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO), told reporters after briefing the Security Council that the election of a president in Lebanon and the Israeli-Syrian negotiations “can change the dynamics,” adding that he was very happy to be able to report some positive developments this month.But he also struck a note of caution, noting that he “warned the Council that all these developments are still taking place in an environment which is very fragile and nowhere is that more true than on the Palestinian-Israeli track, which still remains a central issue in the Arab-Israeli conflict.” Mr. Serry welcomed a recent investment conference held in Bethlehem with Israeli support, which resulted in pledges of up to $1.4 billion for the Palestinian economy, as well as new steps announced by Tony Blair, the Representative of the Middle East diplomatic Quartet, to spur economic development.“These various measures hold promise,” he told the 15-member body in an open meeting. “But action on the ground is key.”The “complex political, security, human rights and humanitarian crisis has deepened this past month” in Gaza, the Special Coordinator said in his briefing.He spoke out against the firing of indiscriminate rockets from Gaza into Israel, with 191 rockets and nearly 200 mortars being fired at Israeli civilian targets during the reporting period.Mr. Serry also noted that Israel Defence Force (IDF) attacks – both by land and air – have continued. “While we acknowledge Israel’s legitimate security concerns, we deplore the killing and injuring of civilians in some of these operations.”In his address to the Council, he said the UN strongly supports Egypt’s efforts to curb violence in and around Gaza, adding that the reopening of crossings is crucial for humanitarian relief and commercial flows.“A calming and easing of the situation in and around Gaza is essential for genuine progress in both the Israel-Palestinian negotiations and in reuniting the West Bank and Gaza within the framework of the legitimate Palestinian Authority,” the Special Coordinator said.He told reporters that the situation in the area “remains a very difficult, unsustainable humanitarian crisis which hasn’t become any smaller.” Condemning attacks on border crossing points by extremists within Gaza, he also noted that there was a continued Israeli policy on Gaza “which very much amounts to collective punishment,” leaving Gaza with a prolonged lack of fuel and other commodities.“Much more needs to be done to achieve what is so important in this process which is to achieve visible and tangible progress on the ground for the Palestinians,” he said following his briefing. “That is very important if at the end of the year we may have a political agreement between the two parties on the two-state solution.”Speaking to reporters after the open meeting, Ambassador John Sawers of the United Kingdom, which holds the rotating Council presidency this month, said that many members “felt that for a change there were some positive elements to highlight over the last month and it wasn’t as some previous briefings we’ve had on this subject.”He added that there was strong support on the Council for talks aimed at achieving an agreement on the establishment of a Palestinian state by the end of the year. read more

UNPs S B Nawinne and TNAs Viyalendiran join new cabinet

UNPs S B Nawinne and TNAs Viyalendiran join new cabinet

United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian S B Nawinne and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian S Viyalendiran joined the cabinet today.S B Nawinne took oaths as the Cabinet Minister of Cultural Affairs, Internal Affairs and Regional Development while S Viyalendiran was sworn in as Deputy Minister of Regional Development (Eastern Development) today. They took oaths before President Maithripla Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat. (Colombo Gazette)

DR of Congo parties agree on start of interCongolese dialogue

DR of Congo parties agree on start of interCongolese dialogue

“The talks have gone well, and the parties have agreed on October 15 as the date for the beginning of the Inter-Congolese Dialogue itself,” spokesman Fred Eckhard said, adding that a venue for the meeting has not yet been decided. That decision, along with an agenda, would be determined within the next 15 days.The just-completed talks were held under the support of the former President of Botswana, Ketumile Masire.

Coaches pull ahead as bus registrations stall

Coaches pull ahead as bus registrations stall

Purpose-built double-deck buses41-28.1%676-32.1%1017-39.2% Purpose-built bus total179-29.8%1620-23.6%2610-23.6% *Converted: Bus <3.5t20-57.4%367-23.4%75812.5% UK bus and coach registrations: 2013 and % change on 2012 *All buses and coaches503-19.1%4364-21.0%6939-15.5% July% changeYear-to-date% changeRolling year% change “The bus and coach sector continues to struggle when compared to last year, with registrations for the market falling 19.1% in the month and down 21.0% for the year-to-date. One bright spot has seen some steady growth for purpose-built coaches, which saw a rise of 10.5% in July raising the year-to-date registrations by 8.6%. However, this has not been enough to lift the whole market,” said Wendy Williamson, SMMT Bus and Coach Manager. “Last year’s strong, Olympics-boosted market has led to a steady downward trend this year. We expect to see registrations level off as we approach the end of 2013.” Purpose-built single-deck coaches >16t772.7%5328.8%664-6.7% Purpose-built single-deck buses >16t26-59.4%214-33.1%380-12.2% *Converted bus total240-17.5%2148-24.8%3582-10.1% *Converted: Bus >8.5t001-66.7%2-75.0% Purpose-built double-deck coaches >16t50.0%3252.4%4268.0% Purpose-built bus and coach total263-20.5%2216-17.0%3357-20.6% The tables and charts below detail annual trends by gross vehicle weight and type for the whole bus and coach market, taking data from the purpose-built and converted sectors.Click through to download the July 2013 bus and coach registrations news release and data tables.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Purpose-built bus and coach registrations fell 20.5% to 263 units in July.Coach registrations rose 10.5% in the month and are up 8.6% to 596 units for the year-to-date.Converted bus registrations fell 17.5% to 240 units. * All vehicle manufacturer-built minibus registrations are included in the converted bus <3.5t category.** All converted bus volumes are counted in the SMMT van and truck news release. These vehicles are also represented here as they form an important part of the UK bus and coach market. *Converted: Bus 3.5t to 8.5t220-9.8%1780-25.1%2822-14.6% Purpose-built coaches 3.5t to 16t2100.0%32-17.9%41-46.1% Purpose-built single-deck buses <8.5t1066.7%80-14.9%103-2.8% Purpose-built single-deck buses >12t to 16t74-1.3%473-6.7%808-9.4% Purpose-built single-deck buses >8.5t to 12t28-47.2%177-13.2%302-3.8% Purpose-built coach total8410.5%5968.6%747-8.1% read more

Theme park closes its water rides after children became violently sick

Theme park closes its water rides after children became violently sick

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A theme park has temporarily closed its water park after visitors reported suffering sickness and diarrhoea.Twinlakes Family Theme Park in Leicestershire apologised after it was forced to close its Au Guang Dragon Zone water park “as soon as we heard reports that some visitors have become ill”.Public Health England (PHE) East Midlands launched an investigation into reports that a number of park visitors reported illness after visiting on Friday.Some social media users who claimed their children had fallen ill after playing at the park in Melton Mowbray have spoken out.Gemma Dyer said: “We went to Twinlakes on Friday as a family. We were the last few to leave the park and my three-year-old son played in the water.”He then spent all of Saturday night up being sick and this has continued into this morning. This outbreak has been a huge disruption to a lot of parents.”I have emailed Twinlakes with no response and am awaiting a call back from the East Midlands Public Health Department.”Kim Rawlings also raised questions via social media: “I’d really like to know why my two children were so poorly.”I’ve never had a problem before with the park but since coming Wednesday then seeing my children poorly it definitely makes you rethink about going back.” “If diarrhoea and vomiting does become very severe and persistent however, then we advise you to telephone NHS 111 or your GP.” In a statement released by Melton Borough Council, it said PHE East Midlands, the Health and Safety Executive and the council are working with the theme park to investigate the reports and ensure that any necessary public health actions are taken.”In a statement, Twinlakes said: “We regret that the Au Guang Dragon Zone water park is temporarily closed. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause.”As soon as we heard reports that some visitors have become ill following their visit to the water park we took the decision to close it as a precautionary measure.”We are working closely with the Health and Safety Executive to investigate and hope to be able to provide information about the re-opening of the Au Guang Dragon water park very soon.It said the rest of the theme park remains open, with only the water park shut during the investigation.Dr Vanessa MacGregor, consultant of communicable disease control at Public Health England said: “Gastroenteritis (diarrhoea and vomiting) is an unpleasant illness but most people usually make a complete recovery without any specific treatment other than rest and drinking lots of fluids to avoid dehydration.”There is no specific treatment for diarrhoea and vomiting so the public can help limit the spread of infection by staying away from their GP practice or hospital if they are feeling unwell. read more

Improvised weapons ganja among illegal items confiscated at Camp St prison

Improvised weapons ganja among illegal items confiscated at Camp St prison

a.      Nineteen (19) cellular phonesb.      Five (5) phone chargersc.      One (1) flash drived.      Fifteen (15) cigarette lighterse.      Two (packs) cigarettef.       Five (5) pairs of scissorsg.      Seven (7) improvised weaponsh.      Five hundred (500) grams of cannabis According to the police in a short statement, “the operation which lasted for five hours, was commanded by two Senior Officers and involved a total of seventy-one ranks.” The illegal items uncoveredA joint search of the Georgetown Prison on Thursday by ranks of the Guyana Police Force and the Prison Service, unearthed the following prohibited items: Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedContraband unearthed at NA prison in latest raid on penitentiariesDecember 8, 2018In “Crime”Cutlass, improvised weapons, other items found during raid at Mazaruni PrisonSeptember 10, 2018In “Crime”Marijuana, improvised weapons among contraband unearthed at NA PrisonAugust 18, 2018In “Crime” read more

SOUBAK HAS 14 Brazilian girls have golden dreams

SOUBAK HAS 14 Brazilian girls have golden dreams

The Brazilian girls dreaming about the Olympic gold in front of home fans in Rio! Danes on their bench, Morten Soubak, announced the final lists of the girls who will try to repeat success from 2013, when they won the world’s gold at World Championship 2013 in Serbia.Here is the Brazilian team for Rio.Goalkeepers: Bárbara Arenhart (Vac/HUN), Mayssa Pessoa (Vardar Skopje/MKD)Backline: Deonise Fachinello (HC Odense/DEN), Eduarda Amorim (Györ ETO/HUN), Mayara Moura (Pinheiros-SP), Ana Paula Rodrigues (CSM Bukarest/ROU), Francielle da Rocha (Vegus/Guarulhos-SP).Wings: Alexandra Nascimento (Vac/HUN), Fernanda França (SG BBM Bietigheim/GER), Jéssica Quintino (HC Odense/DEN), Samira Rocha (OGC Nizza/FRA).Line players: Daniela Piedade (Fehervar FKC/HUN), Fabiana Diniz (SG BBM Bietigheim/GER), Tamires Morena Araujo (Cercle Dijon/FRA).Women’s Olympic Handball tournament stars on August 6. brazil handballIHFrio 2016 handball ← Previous Story Karol Bielecki to carry Polish flag in Rio! Next Story → Youth WCh 2016 golden team: Russian revenge on Denmark in Bratislava read more

High achiever gets dream job

High achiever gets dream job

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Dean honours, two years running, Melbourne National scholarship, and the Deutsche Bank Penultimate year scholarship, made graduate Elias Vitsentzatos a man to remember at his graduation. Vitsentzatos was given the honour of the valedictory speech to his fellow classmates after graduating this year from his Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University. In his speech he praised the strong relationships created in class and outside. “Today I’m part of a group of diverse and very talented individuals, who have the strength and ability to pursue their goals in life with great vigour and intensity,” he said. “We have all grown as individuals during our time at university and in the future I am sure we will all continue to better ourselves and excel in all aspects of personal and professional life.” He took the time to thank his parents and specifically his brothers and his grandparents. On the cards for Vitsentzatos is a budding career at Deutsche Bank as an analyst. He starts next year.last_img read more

Un patch pour traiter les allergies alimentaires

Un patch pour traiter les allergies alimentaires

first_imgUn patch pour traiter les allergies alimentairesUn laboratoire français est en train de mettre au point un patch destiné à minimiser les risques en cas de choc anaphylactique, la plus grave conséquence d’une intolérance alimentaire.Pour les personnes allergiques qui souffrent d’une intolérance alimentaire, la seule solution est d’éviter à tout prix de consommer les aliments allergènes. En effet, la désensibilisation consistant à faire peu à peu passer l’allergène dans le sang et ainsi créer une tolérance progressive est aujourd’hui jugée trop dangereuse.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Toutefois, le laboratoire DBV Technologies a indiqué au journal Le Parisien qu’il était parvenu à contourner le problème. En effet, ces chercheurs seraient en train de mettre au point un patch qui permettraient de lutter contre ces allergies, bien que les études se soient, pour l’heure, concentrées sur l’arachide. Baptisé Viaskin Peanut, le patch se colle sur la peau et permet de diffuser l’allergène dans le corps sans que ce dernier ne passe par le sang. L’objectif consiste ainsi à minimiser le risque de choc anaphylactique, la plus grave conséquence d’une intolérance. Le patch est changé tous les jours pour un traitement d’une durée encore inconnue, mais qui pourrait être de deux ou trois ans. Néanmoins, le dispositif n’a pour le moment été testé qu’aux Etats-Unis, où il a d’ailleurs été bien toléré par les patients. Les résultats définitifs de l’essai clinique sont attendus début 2013. Mais les premières observations conduisent l’entreprise à espérer obtenir une autorisation de mise sur le marché américain en 2016. Outre l’arachide, d’autres aliments doivent également être pris en compte comme le lait, autre allergène fréquent. Par ailleurs, le patch pourrait s’appliquer aussi contre les acariens. Alors que le développement de ces patchs devrait être lancé en 2013, le futur marché s’annonce prometteur : d’après DBV Technologies, il représenterait pas moins de 5 milliards de dollars (3,8 milliards d’euros), Le 25 février 2012 à 12:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

SPOILERS 82 WWE Main Event taping results from Nashville Tennessee Hype Bros

SPOILERS 82 WWE Main Event taping results from Nashville Tennessee Hype Bros

first_img Is Ronda Rousey Taking A Hiatus From WWE? Now Playing Up Next Google+ Twitter Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Jerry Lawler The following was taped on Tuesday night in Nashville, Tennessee.Dark match:* Kane def. John Skyler.8/2 WWE Main Event taping results:* The Hype Bros def. The Ascension.*  Tyler Breeze w/Fandango def. Jey Uso.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipFormer WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ diesVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:48/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 31.91%0:03Remaining Time -0:45 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Now Playing Up Next Facebook Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Matchcenter_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles WhatsApp SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest AEW announces location and venue for week seven of their televison series on TNT Now Playing Up Next SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Networklast_img read more

BAHAMAS Farrington Road Paving Notice

BAHAMAS Farrington Road Paving Notice

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, March 5, 2018 – Nassau – The Ministry of Public Works/Bahamix, has scheduled Milling and Paving works for Farrington Road between the hours of 9:30a.m. to 2:00p.m., Monday through Friday,beginning March 5th,2018, for 10 working days.The resurfacing of Farrington Road will extend from the “six legged” roundabout to Boyd Road.  There will be east and west bound lane closures implemented at various times for the duration of the works.All east bound traffic will be detoured to University Drive during the lane closures for milling and paving. During west bound lane milling and paving works, all westbound traffic will be detoured to West Bay Street.   Additionally, as a result of west bound lane closures, all south-west bound traffic will be detoured to University Drive at Ajax Street.All connecting side roads along the length of Farrington Road will be closed. Provisions for access will be made for residents and emergency vehicles where necessary.Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible. You are asked to be aware of and acknowledge the posted traffic paving signs in the area.  If you have any queries or concerns, please feel free to contact us at telephone numbers (242) 361-3886 or (242) 341-3886.Bahamix apologizes for any inconvenience caused.Release: BISlast_img read more

Broker Genius Nabs Funding To Resell Tix At Highest Prices

Broker Genius Nabs Funding To Resell Tix At Highest Prices

first_img Email Twitter News Startup company secures new $15 million in funding to help its big data for ticket resellers evolvePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 13, 2017 – 12:00 pm Sam Sherman launched Broker Genius several years ago as a startup in his basement. The service forecasts optimal ticket pricing for resellers and has served $2 billion in secondary ticket inventory. Having grown his firm to more than 100 employees, now $15 million in new investment from Volition Capital will let Sherman take it to the next level.For baseball tickets, for example, Broker Genius’ data model considers team standings, weather, starting line-ups, and takes into account qualitative factors, which are challenging to measure but critical to reselling tickets for the best price.”The future of Broker Genius relies on constant innovation which is centered increasingly around big data and machine learning,” said Sherman. “Volition Capital’s investment will allow us, among other things, to continue investing in data science so we can more accurately forecast market trends and behaviors.”Managing partner of Volition Capital, Sean Cantwell, said his team was “extremely impressed by the caliber of Broker Genius’ technology” and that the firm is “focused on solving some of the industry’s most complex problems.”With this new investment, Broker Genius will continue helping resellers get the most bang for their buck.Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan Successfully Blocks Ticket BotsRead more Broker Genius Nabs Funding To Resell Tix At Highest Prices Broker Genius Nabs Funding To Resell Tix broker-genius-nabs-funding-resell-tix-highest-prices Facebook last_img read more

Cardinals Blank Austin Peay 70

Cardinals Blank Austin Peay 70

first_imgStory Links Doubles1. C. Morin-Kougoucheff/Fabien Salle (LOU) def. Almantas Ozelis/Anton Damberg (APSU) 6-12. Brandon Lancaster/George Hedley (LOU) def. Timo Kiesslich/Christian Edison (APSU) 6-13. Sergio Ramirez/Marcus Sulen (LOU) def. Chad Woodham/Hunter Sanders (APSU) 6-0 Next Match: NORTHERN KENTUCKY 2/21/2019 | 12:00 p.m. Photo Gallery Live Stats Singles 1. Brandon Lancaster (LOU) def. Almantas Ozelis (APSU) 6-3, 7-52. Fabien Salle (LOU) def. Christian Edison (APSU) 6-1, 6-03. Federico Gomez (LOU) def. Timo Kiesslich (APSU) 6-2, 6-04. Sergio Ramirez (LOU) def. Anton Damberg (APSU) 6-3, 6-25. David Mizrahi (LOU) def. Jacob Lorino (APSU) 6-2, 6-46. Alex Wesbrooks (LOU) def. Chad Woodham (APSU) 6-1, 6-1 The Cardinals picked up right where they left off in singles as Salle downed Edison 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2. Alex Wesbrooks quickly extended Louisville’s advantage to 3-0 with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Woodham on court six, but it was Federico Gomez who ultimately clinched the match as he triumphed over Kiesslich 6-2, 6-0. Matchup History LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s tennis team did not drop a single set as they powered to a 7-0 sweep over Austin Peay on Sunday evening at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. With the victory, the Cardinals improve to 9-3 on the season.   “I was really proud of the team,” said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. “We had a really, really hard-fought win against a very good Purdue team. To come back and play very efficiently, very focused, with very few errors shows the growth and maturity of this team.” Preview The Cards will be back in action on Thursday for a doubleheader against Northern Kentucky (12 p.m.) and Xavier (6 p.m.) at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. Sergio Hernandez Ramirez and Marcus Sulen kicked off the evening with a dominant 6-0 victory over Chad Woodham and Hunter Sanders at No. 3 doubles to give the Cardinals the initial advantage. Just minutes later, Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff and Fabien Salle secured the doubles point with a 6-1 win over Almantas Ozelis and Anton Damberg at No. 1. Watch Live Full Schedule Roster On court four, Hernandez Ramirez triumphed over Damberg 6-3, 6-2 to increase the Cards’ lead to 5-0. David Mizrahi then turned in a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Jacob Lorino on court five and Lancaster topped Ozelis 6-3, 7-5 at No. 1 to close out the sweep for the Cardinals. Match Notes:Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,6,3,4,5,1)T-1:40  A-157  Print Friendly Version Louisville 7, Austin Peay 02/17/2019 at Louisville, Ky.(Bass-Rudd Tennis Center) In other doubles action, Brandon Lancaster and George Hedley defeated Timo Kiesslich and Christian Edison 6-1 on court two. Rex Ecarma Interview last_img read more

Smart Fat Cells Catch Early Brain Tumors

Smart Fat Cells Catch Early Brain Tumors

first_imgNews | Neuro Imaging | December 22, 2015 “Smart” Fat Cells Catch Early Brain Tumors Contrast-loaded liposomes successfully cross blood-brain barrier in mice to locate smaller recurring tumors News | Stroke | August 16, 2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute…. read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Related Content 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 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more center_img December 22, 2015 — A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent that can pass through the blood-brain barrier will allow doctors to detect deadly brain tumors called gliomas earlier, say Penn State College of Medicine researchers. This ability opens the door to make this fatal cancer treatable.Gliomas are brain tumors that arise from glial cells, which help nerve cells to stay connected and send signals throughout the body.Cancerous gliomas are uniformly fatal, with a median survival rate of 14 months from the time of diagnosis. But a new nanotechnology approach developed by Xiaoli Liu and Madhan Kumar in the Department of Neurosurgery could transform gliomas from a death sentence into a treatable condition.Patients diagnosed with a malignant glioma can undergo surgery, chemotherapy and radiation to destroy the tumor, but the cancer will return.”Patients typically don’t die from the tumor they initially presented with. Rather, they die from new tumors that come back in other parts of the brain,” said James Connor, distinguished professor of neurosurgery.These new gliomas tend to grow quickly and are often resistant to treatment because they spring from cancer cells that survived the first therapeutic assault. Glioma patients have follow-up MRIs to detect new brain cancers but the tests do not catch the tumors early enough to save lives.That is because contrast agents used to outline gliomas on an MRI can only pass the protective blood-brain barrier once the tumors have grown large enough to cause damage to the barrier. Until then, the blood-brain barrier blocks 98 percent of small molecules and all large molecules from entering the brain.To overcome this deadly limitation, Penn State researchers created “smart fat cells” called liposomes that can pass the blood-brain barrier in mice, seek out tiny cancerous gliomas like heat-seeking missiles and light them up on an MRI. The liposomes are loaded with the most commonly used contrast agent, Magnevist. On their surface, the liposomes are studded with proteins that target receptors on glioma cells.The new contrast agent delivery system is more sensitive than traditional contrast-enhanced MRI, Connor said.The researchers found that the liposomes entered the brain in healthy mice with uncompromised blood-brain barriers. Both techniques found large gliomas in mice with cancer, but only the liposome-encapsulated agent was able to detect smaller early-stage tumors. “The goal is to be able to get down to detecting single cancer cells,” Connor said.The study was published in Journal of Neuro-Oncology.It is not known exactly how the liposomes get past the intact blood-brain barrier, but they do it without causing damage. In the study, mice showed no harm from the treatment.This novel approach is an alternative to ultrasound, another promising method researchers are studying to get therapeutic agents into the brain. However, the ultrasound causes temporary disruption to the blood-brain barrier, which allows not only the therapeutic agent to enter the brain, but also blood which could have medical implications.”Ultrasound, with all of its good qualities, is disruptive to the blood-brain barrier, whereas we can get an agent to cross it without causing disruption,” Connor said.The researchers said that in the future, smart fat cells will deliver chemotherapeutic drugs, along with contrast agents, to brain tumor patients so that cancer cells can be detected and wiped out in one step. They recently presented research on these next-generation liposomes at the Society for Neuro-Oncology meeting in San Antonio.Other investigators on this project were Qing X. Yang, Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiology; Kari A. Duck, Elias Rizk, Becky Slagle-Webb, Department of Neurosurgery; Patti A. Miller, Department of Radiology; and Susan Hafenstein, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, all of Penn State College of Medicine; and Jonas M. Sheehan, formerly of Penn State College of Medicine.The Tara Leah Witmer Memorial Fund funded this research.For more information: www.pennstatehershey.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read morelast_img read more

Carnival Cruise Line enhances agent rewards program makes all gift cards electronic

Carnival Cruise Line enhances agent rewards program makes all gift cards electronic

first_img MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line has made it easier for travel agents to shop for rewards and redeem points through its newly enhanced Travel Agent Rewards Program.With these enhancements, all gift cards are now offered in electronic format. Agents can choose from a broader range of gift card selections and receive their electronic gift cards within 30 minutes of placing their order.In addition, a wide selection of retail and restaurant offerings were added to the program, plus a new version of the point redemption website for the Rewards Program has been developed.“With these enhancements, agents will be able to select from more gift offerings that best suit their preferences and won’t have to wait for cards to arrive in the mail,” said Carnival’s Vice President of Sales & Trade Marketing Adolfo Perez. “We’ve also upgraded the usability of the redemption web site, giving agents a more intuitive and simplified approach to redeeming their points.”More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterThe revamped website includes a newly designed ordering tool that highlights ‘frequently viewed items’ and the ability to create item ‘wish lists’. Enhanced visibility of orders and orders status are also part of the upgrades. Plus, Canadian travel agents will receive a catalogue of gift card selections tailored to their market and offered in Canadian dollar denominations.With the Travel Agent Rewards Program, travel agents may redeem points in increments of 10,000 and 20,000 for gift offerings at values of $50 and $100. Points in the program are earned based on online booking activities and non-booking activities such as meeting with the Carnival sales team, hidden codes in Carnival’s trade emails and more.For more information go to GoCCL.com. << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Agent Incentives, Carnival Cruise Line, Promotions Carnival Cruise Line enhances agent rewards program, makes all gift cards electronic Thursday, January 19, 2017 center_img Posted by Travelweek Group Sharelast_img read more

Passenger demand up with record load factors for May IATA

Passenger demand up with record load factors for May IATA

first_imgTags: IATA Passenger demand up with record load factors for May: IATA Share Thursday, July 6, 2017 Posted bycenter_img Travelweek Group GENEVA — Global passenger traffic was up 7.7% in May 2017 compared to May 2016, slower than the 10.9% growth recorded in April but still well ahead of the 5- and 10-year average growth rates, according to the latest stats from IATA.Capacity climbed 6.1%, and load factor rose 1.2 percentage points to 80.1%, which was a record high for the month. All regions, excluding the Middle East and North America, posted record May load factors.After adjusting for inflation, airfares at the start of the second quarter were around 6% lower than a year ago. IATA estimates that this contributed to around two-fifths of the annual growth in passenger traffic seen in May. Passenger demand is likely to remain well supported during the upcoming peak travel months of July and August, according to IATA.“Passenger demand is solid. And we don’t foresee any weakening over the busy summer months in the Northern Hemisphere,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO. “But the rising price of fuel and other input costs is likely to see airlines’ ability to stimulate markets with lower fares taper over the coming months. In parallel, rising trade protectionism and barriers to travel are worrying trends that, if unchecked, could impact demand. As a business airlines depend on borders that are open to trade and people.”More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthNorth American airline traffic climbed 4.8% in May, down from 10.3% annual growth in April but still a strong result for the region compared to the 5-year average growth rate. Capacity rose 4.2% and load factor climbed 0.5 percentage points to 80.5%.European carriers’ May demand climbed 7.5% over May 2016, down from the 14.5% year-over-year growth recorded in April. Capacity rose 5.2% and load factor was up 1.8 percentage points to 82.8%, which was the highest among regions.Asia-Pacific airlines saw their traffic rise 10.5% in May compared to the year-ago period. Middle East carriers had a 3.7% rise in demand in May compared to a year ago, close to an eight-year low. Latin American airlines experienced a 9.3% increase in traffic in May compared to the same month last year. And African airlines’ traffic rose 11.7% in May compared to the year-ago period, which was more than twice as fast as the 5.1% rise in capacity. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more