CARICOM joins UN General Assembly to end embargo on Cuba

first_img Bahamas to take 15-member delegation to CARICOM meeting set in Mo’Bay, Jamaica Related Items:CARICOM, cuba, embargo, UN general assembly Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Oct 2015 – For the 23rd straight year, the United Nations General Assembly voted to end the US embargo on Cuba while the United States remained resolute to hold onto it and was again isolated in that stance. Cuba’s foreign minister told the Assembly on Tuesday that the embargo has cost his country $1.1 trillion. The US representative however says, Cuban policies are to blame for their economic woes. According to the UN, CARICOM stood in favor of an end to that embargo and the Barbados representative spoke for the Caribbean Community and demonstrated that Cuba has been generous with free tertiary education for CARICOM country students, adding that Cuba was in the process of mobilizing 461 doctors and nurses to West Africa to help in the fight against Ebola. The US financial, economic and commercial embargo has been in effect for 54 years; 188 countries voted to end it, three nations abstained. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you UN SG is Special Guest at Opening Ceremony for CARICOM Heads Meeting Wednesday CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meeting discussions conclude on high notelast_img read more

Google Doodle salutes Martin Luther King Jr on MLK Day

first_img3:40 In the years that followed, his activism won him the Nobel Peace Prize and he helped organize the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches. He was killed by assassin’s bullet at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.However, his legacy continues in legislation like the 1956 Supreme Court ruling against segregation on buses, the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Google noted. President Ronald Reagan signed Martin Luther King Jr. Day into law as a US federal holiday in 1983, and it’s observed on the third Monday of January each year. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ” King told an audience in Montgomery in 1957.Monday’s Doodle was done by Brooklyn-based artist Xia Gordon, who wanted to depict King “studying, writing and preparing to appear at the events that we are already so familiar with.”It’s not the first time Google Doodle has paid tribute to King. Last year, it depicted a girl among a crowd listening to one of his speeches. It offered an image of King taking part in the Selma march in 2015, after a peaceful image the previous year. In 2013, a Doodle marked the 50th anniversary of I Have a Dream speech. Comment Doodling our world: Check out Google’s previous celebrations of people, events and holidays that impact our lives.NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further. Now playing: Watch this: Internet Services Politics Our favorite Google Doodles through the years 49 Photos Martin Luther King Jr. works at home in Monday’s Google Doodle. Google Doodle/Xia Gordon Google celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday with a Doodle depicting the late civil rights leader studying at home.King was born Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, and rose to prominence by advocating for civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience.He led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott against the policy of racial segregation in the Alabama city’s public transit system. In 1963, he delivered his iconic I Have a Dream speech, calling for an end to racism, during the March on Washington. Google Doodle Google How Google made a Doodle game Tags Share your voice 1last_img read more

Ray of hope for home buyers as NBCC may take up stalled

first_imgA man walks in front of a billboard of Jaypee Infratech i. REUTERS/Arko DattaIn what could be a slim ray of hope for the home buyers in Jaypee Infratech and Amrapali projects in Noida, the state-run construction company, National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd. (NBCC) is expected to take up the projects. The NBCC is likely to take over the project to ensure its completion and handing over to its bona fide owners. In a trade-off, the NBCC has asked for full control of the finances through an escrow account.Escrow is a legal concept in which a financial instrument or an asset is held by a third party on behalf of two other parties that are in the process of completing a transaction.The Economic Times quoted a member close to the development: “Money can be arranged for the completion of the projects from balance payments of the buyers and the control of that money should be with NBCC through an escrow account”.However, the ownership of the company would remain with the current promoters, or with the Insolvency Resolution Professional (IRP) whichever the case may be. A high-level committee has been constituted by the government of Uttar Pradesh to discuss the modalities related to this issue.The committee has so far met thrice to broker a deal after home buyers had approached the government for a solution. The home buyers are also of the view that a government agency should take up the unfinished projects. The NBCC representation to the committee said that the “NBCC has also advised that Noida Authority and banks should not ask for more money from the home buyers till the time houses are delivered to them. Noida Authority and banks should seek payments only when the buyers are satisfied with their houses”.Any decision on the surplus amount, if any, that remains after the completion of the project would be taken later. NBCC also gave an option to act as a Project Management Consultant (PMC) to the projects and supervise the timely completion of the project by engaging third-party construction companies.Submitting its position to the Supreme Court, Amrapali has offered its help to NBCC to complete the stalled project and they are also open to handover the project to NBCC or any other public sector company.last_img read more

Sudan orders protesters to reopen roads

first_imgA Sudanese street vendor waits for customers during a protest outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum on 22 April. Photo: AFPSudan’s new army rulers on Monday ordered protesters to dismantle their barricades on roads leading to the military headquarters as tensions grew after talks between the two sides broke down.The demand to reopen roads came a day after rally leaders suspended talks with the 10-member military council, frustrated at a lack of headway over their main demand for an immediate transfer of power to a civilian administration.The demonstrators have accused the ruling military council of being little different from veteran leader Omar al-Bashir who was toppled by the army on 11 April following months of street protests.Protest leaders also vowed to intensify demonstrations that erupted in December until their demands are met.But on Monday night the military council tried to ease the tensions, saying the demands made by the Alliance for Freedom and Change, the umbrella group leading the protest movement, were being examined.”The alliance has presented its proposal … which is now being studied along with the visions of other political forces,” council spokesman Shamseddine Kabbashi told reporters.He said the council “will communicate with everyone to reach a middle ground”.Neighbouring Egypt meanwhile announced it will host an emergency summit of African leaders Tuesday on “the evolution of the situation” in Sudan.And on Monday, Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held talks in Cairo with Abu Bakr Mustafa, the new head of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) — a much feared organ during Bashir’s long tenure.After the meeting, Sisi praised the “efforts” of Sudan’s military council, his office said.Military ‘can’t be trusted’Protesters vowed to remain at the makeshift barricades they have set up on roads leading to the main protest camp outside army headquarters in Khartoum, to frisk people coming to the rally.”Sit-in will continue until the fall of the regime,” a huge banner on a bridge at the protest site read on Monday.Fai Othman, a protester, vowed to resist the military council’s order to remove blockades, stressing they had been erected to protect demonstrators.”There’s no guarantee that the military council would provide security for the protesters,” she said.”No military man can be trusted.”The protest leaders had pledged to name members of a civilian body on Sunday to take over from the military council, but by nightfall it was clear it would not happen.”We are suspending our talks with the military council,” spokesman Mohamed al-Amin told the tens of thousands of protesters gathered at the army complex.”We call for escalating and continuing the demonstrations until the demands are met,” he said.Protesters have massed outside the army complex since 6 April.But initial jubilation at the end of Bashir’s three decades of iron-fisted rule quickly turned to anger over the military council’s plan to rule for a two-year transition period.On Sunday, Sudan’s new military ruler general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan insisted the army rulers were “committed to give power to (the) people,” and pledged to respond to the demonstrators’ demands within a week.’Don’t fear violence'”We will carry on manning the checkpoints as usual,” 23-year-old demonstrator Kawthar Hasaballah told AFP.”No one, not even the military council, will remove us from our places.”The mood was upbeat on Monday at the rally site where a group of protesters chanted: “Burhan is dirt brought by the Kizan (Islamists)”.Protester Assad Saeed Gaber said he backed the protest leaders’ decision to halt talks.”The military council has been stalling and attempting to take over power,” he said.Fellow demonstrator Munira Mustafa al-Badawi was also undeterred. “I don’t fear violence. I don’t think they (the army) will disperse the protest violently,” he said.Sudan’s main opposition party has joined calls for the council to be dissolved and to hand power to a transitional civilian government.”Some of the members of the military council have an agenda,” the National Umma Party said in a statement.”They want to recycle the toppled regime.”Bashir, who swept to power in a 1989 coup, was one of Africa’s longest-serving presidents.He is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and war crimes.On Sunday, the new army rulers said that cash in three currencies worth more than $113 million had been seized from Bashir’s home during a search.Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have offered $3 billion in financial aid to the impoverished country.Elsewhere, NISS offices were attacked Sunday in the North Darfur town of Kotum, official news agency SUNA reported.Eleven people, including a policeman, were wounded in ensuing clashes, it said, without giving details.last_img read more

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first_img News | Teleradiology | April 10, 2019 vRad Receives 19th Patent vRad (Virtual Radiologic), a Mednax Radiology Solutions practice, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office… read more October 9, 2014 — New York Imaging Service, a PMI company and the largest regional independent provider of digital imaging technology and services for medical facilities in New York State, announced that the company has re-signed its contract with the New York Mets. The ballclub will upgrade their existing imaging equipment to Quantum Medical Imaging’s industry leading X-ray room, powered by Carestream’s Digital Imaging Solution. This advanced technology will provide faster imaging capabilities, enabling an accelerated workflow. New York Imaging Service also installed their cloud-based PMI Touch service program, allowing for 24/7 real-time remote support to keep the system up and running smoothly, especially during critical times.Jeffrey Pasquale, executive vice president of sales for New York Imaging Service, said, “We are excited to be able to install the latest Digital Imaging Solution from Carestream along with Hospital grade X-ray equipment from Quantum Medical Imaging. This renewed partnership reaffirms our commitment to providing our Partners with state-of-the-art equipment, which will ensure high quality care and image quality. With our 911 approach to service, the New York Mets trust we’ll be there to support their organization.”Bill Haussmann, CEO for New York Imaging Services, commented, “To know that the New York Mets medical management depends on this advanced imaging technology for their athletes further validates our solution’s excellence and value. Our quality products, coupled with our unique and proactive approach to service, have delivered efficiencies in imaging workflow that will allow New York Mets athletes to receive quicker diagnoses and, in many cases, be back on the field within minutes. It is exciting to provide these services to a ballclub that possesses a great deal of young talent in a highly competitive division.”For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | June 04, 2019 Client Outlook’s eUnity Smartviewer Selected by Duke University Health System Client Outlook Inc. announced that Duke University Health System has implemented eUnity for enterprise viewing… read more News | PACS | May 22, 2019 Brazil’s Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic Workflow Santa Casa de Misericordia has selected Carestream to replace its legacy diagnostic workflow technology across all… read more News | Information Technology | June 25, 2019 Barco Launches Smart Solution for Remote Radiology Reading Barco’s new remote radiology reading solution ensures dependable imaging when radiologists are working outside the ho read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | May 01, 2019 University of Toronto Partners With IMS for Emergency Radiology Simulation International Medical Solutions (IMS) and the University of Toronto Department of Medical Imaging have signed a… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | April 15, 2019 Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Implements Change Healthcare Enterprise Imaging Change Healthcare successfully implemented its Radiology PACS (picture archiving and communication system), Image… read more News | PACS | June 07, 2019 PaxeraHealth Wins Four New PACS Projects in Chile Picture archiving and communication system/radiology information system (PACS/RIS) developer PaxeraHealth has won four… read more News | October 09, 2014 New York Mets Renew Partnership With New York Imaging Service Enables faster imaging and cloud-based service to support uptime News | Enterprise Imaging | April 08, 2019 Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Selects Novarad for Enterprise Imaging Management Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital (CCUH) recently selected Novarad to provide its facility with the Ncompass Enterprise… read morelast_img read more

One in five travellers miss their flight Skyscanner

first_imgTravellers are advised to triple check their flight details before travelling, listen out for announcements and don’t get too boozy before boarding to avoid being the one in five travellers that miss their flight.A recent survey of international travellers conducted by flight comparison site Skyscanner revealed the top excuse for missing a flight was being caught in a traffic jam.Not hearing the flight announcement and lack of time management were the next most common excuses while blaming the airline of a previous flight and missing the connection was also used.Travellers admitted to some other bizarre reasons for missing their flight such as oversleeping, spending too long in the shops and bars at the airport, turning up to the wrong place or even turning up on a different day. Men are the most likely candidates to miss their flight but get creative in arranging alternatives, with almost half admitting to turning on the charm, and one in four claiming success. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W One in five travellers miss their flight, but have an excuse for it.last_img read more

Record number of blood donations in 2016

first_imgA record 60,000 blood donations were made in Cyprus in 2016, which has helped the blood bank accumulate an adequate amount of stocks for now despite high demand, it said on Tuesday.Cyprus has the highest per capita number of blood donations in Europe and is one of 62 countries in the world that covers its blood needs entirely on a volunteer basis, the blood bank’s Socrates Menelaou said.“We have broken all the records in Cyprus last year, surpassing 60,000 donations,” he noted. “The number of blood donors exceeded 20,000. Some donate once, twice and even four times a year, every three months,” he added. “We should be proud of the numbers in a country with the population we have.”Menelaou thanked all those who donated blood in 2016, saying that because of the many donations the amount of blood is at adequate levels, something the blood bank will continue to strive for in 2017.The Nicosia blood bank has coped well over the holidays and the staff is determined to continue their successful campaigns in the new year, starting with a big event in the Mall of Cyprus on Tuesday.“We have done well this year compared to last year and the year before because there were not so many holidays in a row,” head of the Engomi-based blood bank Socrates Menelaou explained, adding “we have had problems but not like in the years before.”He went on to say that though the holidays passed well a lot of donors are needed due to people with thalassemia who need blood weekly and big operations carried out in medical centres around the island.“Many people don’t go abroad for major surgeries anymore so there is more demand,” he said.To make sure adequate amounts of blood are maintained the blood bank routinely reaches out to the public, starting the current year’s campaigns this week in army camps, work places and communities and continuing in secondary schools next week.The first event took place in the Mall of Cyprus in Nicosia on Tuesday as thousands of people were expected to visit the mall from morning to evening.This was just one of around 700 blood donation campaigns organised per year in Nicosia, according to Menelaou.You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Game of Thrones Climax Could have been Different if These Fake Scenes

first_imgThe latest offering from the makers of Game of Thrones, an HBO documentary titled The Last Watch, provides quite a bit of insight into what went into creating the biggest fantasy-drama show in the history of television. And yes, that also includes shooting fake scenes to keep the plot details from getting spoiled. In a major reveal, executive producer of the hit HBO series, Bernadette Caulfield pointed out they brought in Jaqen H’ghar (Tom Wlaschiha), who trains Arya Stark in Braavos, and The Waif (Faye Marsay), H’ghar’s disciple who was killed off by Arya in season 6, to Seville, all just to keep fans guessing about what happens in the finale. Behind-the-scenes footage from The Last Watch shows the two actors in their respective looks as they intently discuss something with showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss in the halls of the King’s Landing.THE WAIF!!!!! JACQUEN!!!!! #GameOfThrones— TEE FRANKLIN IS ♿️ ✊🏾🏳️‍🌈 (@MizTeeFranklin) May 27, 2019 “We have The Waif coming in because so many people think that Arya is dead and The Waif killed her,” Caulfield explained in the documentary. “We have Jaqen, who’s also another House of Black and White character.” In actuality, what they were shooting at a parallel location was the scene in which the meeting among the houses of Westeros in the dragon pits is happening, which was also shot in Seville. The particular scene from Westeros appears in Episode 6 of Season 8.Caulfield added, “It’s very hard to keep the cast quiet, because when in Spain, you’re going to eat and drink. They’re going to be out and about, so we brought in a few ringers. So they won’t know what’s happening. It’ll be a big surprise no matter what.” Some of the other decoy actors flown in to Seville were Vladimir Furdik, who played the Night King and Kit Harington (Jon Snow), who is not even in the scene at Dragon Pits.Game of Thrones: The Last Watch is available for streaming on Hotstar.Follow @News18Movies for more Game of ThronesGame Of Thrones endingGame of Thrones Fake EndingGame of Thrones Jaqen H’ghar First Published: May 29, 2019, 6:27 PM ISTlast_img read more