In 2009 India was alone in 2019 it has worldwide support Swaraj

first_imgNew Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday said the leaders who term China’s blocking of banning JeM chief Masood Azhar at the UN a “diplomatic failure” must see that India was alone when the move was first made in 2009 under the UPA rule, while it has worldwide support in 2019. Her remarks came a day after Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minster Narendra Modi over China’s blocking of the UN resolution to designate Azhar a global terrorist, alleging that the PM was “weak” and “scared” of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Taking to Twitter, Swaraj said she wants to apprise the people of the facts regarding the listing of Azhar under the United Nations Sanctions Committee. Meanwhile, In a significant development, France, which had made a fresh bid at the UN to get Masood Azhar banned, has decided to impose financial sanctions on the JeM chief, asserting that it has always been by India’s side in the fight against terrorism.last_img read more

Jews Practice Their Religion Freely in Morocco AntiSemitism Rising

Rabat – A new report published by the US department of State said that Moroccan Jews face no hindrance in practicing their religion in Morocco and live in safety throughout the country.The report on “International Religious Freedom Report for 2014” stresses that Jews practice their religion freely across Morocco, in coherence with the Moroccan constitution, which guarantees the freedom of thought and practice of one’s religious affairs.Moroccan law also allows Jewish private schools to teach Judaism. There is also a “separate set of laws and courts with authority over personal status matters for Jews, covering issues such as marriage, inheritance, and other family matters,” according to the same report. Morocco hosts an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 Jews, approximately 2,500 of whom reside in Casablanca. The Rabat and Marrakech Jewish communities each have approximately 100 members, according to the source.Although the small minority of Jews living in Morocco is considered as Moroccan and does not suffer any form of persecution, the Israeli- Palestinian conflict has an impact on the way some Moroccan Muslims view their fellow Moroccan Jews, causing an increase in cases of anti-Semitism, according to the US department of state.The report notes that there were reports of public anti-Semitism. On July 11, 2004, a man attacked Rabbi Moshe Ohayon, who was walking to his synagogue in Casablanca, allegedly in response to the conflict in Gaza.The attack occurred during the Israeli deadly air offensive on Gaza in July 2014, which caused an outrage around the world.The same individual threw stones at another Jewish citizen, a few days later. In November, he was sentenced to 10 months in prison, over anti-Semitism charges. read more

Big Tens Best Bucks dominate Minnesota capture conference tournament title

Two nail-biters were enough for Ohio State. The Buckeyes won the Big Ten title Sunday, 90-61, in blowout fashion over Minnesota and asserted themselves as the Big Ten’s best team. It was something the Buckeyes have waited months to prove. “I think it was just about us coming together and playing as a team,” David Lighty said. “No one being bigger than the team or bigger than one another. That was the one thing that helped us win the championship.”Evan Turner finished off a tournament that may have solidified his standing as the country’s top player. After his last-minute heroics against Michigan and a never-say-die mentality in double overtime against Illinois, he finished the tournament in a business-like fashion. His 31 points, six assists and 11 rebounds capped his weekend and earned him the tournament MVP.“When the time called for it, I just tried to step up and make plays,” Turner said. “Coach [Thad] Matta really told me take over when I could, and stuff like that. Like I said, this is tournament ball; it’s all about play-makers.“It’s not too much about half-court offense or anything. You just try and make plays, and the team who’s in attack mode and the team that’s trying to win is going to win,” he said.The Buckeyes spent the second half of both games prior to Sunday holding on for dear life as Michigan and Illinois pushed them to the limit. On Sunday, however, they finally showed why they were the No. 1 seed in the tournament. OSU immediately came out and began pushing Minnesota to play at a faster pace. The Buckeyes went up 11 before the Gophers responded and pushed the game back to a two-point margin at 42-40. Both Michigan and Illinois made runs to get back in the game this weekend when the Buckeyes pushed their lead to a wide margin, but the Buckeyes weren’t going to make that mistake again. Instead they began to play as if their tournament life was on the line. Ohio State didn’t wait for Minnesota to respond, and pushed its slim, four-point lead into the 20s by making 12 straight shots, and it didn’t miss from the field for eight minutes and 22 seconds. “I think as a unit we got hot, we made our run,” Turner said. “Once we got a couple points ahead, we didn’t want to let them back, just kept trying to hit shots and trying to get defensive stops.”The Buckeyes used a 20-0 run on Saturday to come back from a double-digit deficit against Illinois, and they used a similar 20-5 run to eliminate Minnesota. Turner made big plays, but it was the eldest member of Ohio State, junior David Lighty, who took over during the spurt and scored nine points. He finished with 20 points and seven rebounds. “He’s been here before,” William Buford said of Lighty. “I’ve never been here before, so I just feed off of David. What he tells me to do, I do. He’s a good team player and he’s a good leader.”It looked as if Ohio State was determined to finish off the Gophers without a buzzer-beater or overtime. In a matter of minutes, the game was over. Matta said at halftime he didn’t even touch the clipboard but instead knew from that point on it was more about mind and heart than anything else. It looks like the Buckeyes finally knew it too. read more

Exeter pensioners suspect charged with murders is poloplaying former public schoolboy

The 27-year-old who was tonight charged with the murders of three elderly men in Exeter is a polo-playing former public schoolboy, it can be revealed. Mr Lewis-Ranwell, who grew up in Barnstaple, is a former pupil at the £30,000-a-year West Buckland boarding school, where he… Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed that they had charged Mr Lewis-Ranwell with the three murders along with two offences of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He remains in custody and will appear in Exeter Magistrates’ Court tomorrow. Alexander Lewis-Ranwell, is to be put on trial over the deaths of twins, Dick and Roger Carter, 84, and Anthony Payne, 80, whose bodies were found in their homes earlier this week. 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. read more

GOGcom secures 25 classic EA games

first_imgThe Good Old Games service (GOG.com) has impressed ever since it first came online. A digital download service with no DRM offering classic games that work on modern versions of Windows. It’s an ageing gamers treasure trove of nostalgia, and a great collection for the curious younger gamers out there.That treasure trove of titles just got a little bit bigger thanks to a new deal that has been agreed with EA. The deal will see GOG.com get at least 25 classic games from EA’s back catalog over the coming months.The full line-up has not been revealed yet, but the first three games are already available and include:Wing Commander: PrivateerDungeon KeeperUltima Underworld 1+2The next three games planned for release are:Crusader: No remorseSid Meier’s Alpha CentauriMagic CarpetAfter those six games are out, we won’t be seeing any more until the end of summer. The other bad news is the EA deal does not include System Shock or Syndicate, but hopefully another deal can be done if EA generates a decent amounts of revenue from this initial offering and sees the value of adding more titles.So far all the games are priced at a more than fair $5.99 each, and we hope that trend continues when the other titles appear. GOG has also been doing money-saving deals more regularly, so hopefully we should see an EA weekend deal in the not-too-distant future.Last year GOG admitted that there are only around 250 games left to add to the catalog before it’s complete. The aim is to reach 400 at some point next year. With another 25 from EA the service gets a little bit closer to its goal, but if games like System Shock are held back indefinitely it may never be truly complete.Read more at GOG.comlast_img read more

Never give up in the face of adversity

first_imgA Greek-born Aussie veteran who embraced Australian values considers the alternative and his latest challenge. The title itself is an enigma and I find it ironic that this is my first article since being advised I’ve been diagnosed with acute leukaemia. I am officially classified as B-Cell Non Hodgkinson Lymphoma (Unspecified). Why then even consider the alternative, when the possibilities are numerous and the word ‘hope’ is still refusing to leave Pandora’s Box.Throughout life I’ve endeavoured to be an encourager rather than a discourager. After a lifetime of broken bones, car smashes, crushed vertebrae, broken noses through boxing, operations, emotional scars, infections, three heart attacks, severe depression and surviving disasters, I’ve not been afraid of making that final transition from a physical body to one of a spiritual energy. I have always been a risk-taker; first as a young street fighter struggling to survive as an immigrant, to 30 years with the Australian Defence Force, raising four beautiful sons and married to a wonderful woman who assisted in developing me into a person beyond my wildest dreams.I write this with an open mind to the possibilities, and dreams yet unfulfilled and to face what challenges I have left with a cheeky grin on my face. I am no hero. I am an ordinary bloke who had the good luck to have been surrounded by some of Australia’s most brilliant minds and who, in their wisdom, recognised my potential by reshaping my aggressive behaviour and channelling it into the right direction.Am I pissed off? You bet I was; wondering why the bloody hell I did to get the bastard rogue cells so pissed off at me. I searched for answers on many levels and on each level the answers were elusive as ever. I chuckled to myself when the doctor said I had acute leukaemia. My response was: “You can’t win them all and she’ll be right.” The doctor said “you’re taking it surprisingly well” and my response was, “I’m not afraid to die and in any case, what’s the alternative”. I was only hurt emotionally when I heard my lovely wife’s voice crack over the phone and could hear her sobs. Stopped off at my favourite barber and had a haircut and trimmed the beard. I thought about my old mate ‘Ned’ Norman Kelly (who passed away in the mid-1980s from the same ailment) and the effects of his passing upon the battalion in Brisbane. Ned was my third son’s godfather and it was a shame to hear of his enlistment into the big jungle patrol upstairs. I thought of another mate, Kostas Nikolopoulos, a past deputy editor of Neos Kosmos, who succumbed to his illness. I thought of my military mates who had also gone before me on their final journey and their private battles with the big C. While I had those brief moments alone, my concerned wife came home, hugs and kisses and in no particular fashion, packed some personal items and we made our way to emergency at the Austin Hospital some 15 minutes away.My holiday within the confines of the isolation unit named ‘the bubble’ was not lost among the labyrinth of subterranean tunnels, corridors, rooms, offices, nuclear, radioactive, x-ray and non-invasive machinery; cluttering these abodes were fascinating to say the least. I enjoyed being wheeled around and pampered.The first diagnosis, with normal blood tests, indicated acute leukaemia; a nasty and aggressive form which had attacked the spleen, blood, chest, kidneys, liver and bone marrow. I didn’t know I had so many bloody organs let alone malfunctioning ones. The second test indicated Mantle Cell Lymphoma which is incurable. The third test was a complete and welcome surprise that the diagnosis was now Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma – DLBCL which was treatable and potentially curable. A fourth diagnosis indicated B-Cell Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (unspecified). They injected me with so much toxicity that if I stumbled, and when drops of urine somehow made it to the floor, staff had to wear protective gear to clean up the spills.All of this time fluids and chemicals were being injected through a medical device called a PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter), which is a tube inserted into the superior vena cava through a peripheral vein. Some drugs made me run to the toilet, others incapacitated me. One scared the daylights out of me as I reacted badly; part of chemotherapy commonly known in medical circles as R-CHOP. They gave me the R-CHOP and at one stage I was hyperventilating, shuddering, trembling, [and] feeling of immense cold and stress on the heart. While I was freaking out the doctor and the nurses quietly went about their routine as if it was nothing unusual. Additional drugs calmed the body down. At that moment of trembling, a massive death of rogue-cells was occurring, and giving the body a chance. As a result of my poor reaction to the drug, I was given the weekend off in bed and bombarded again with the same drug the following Monday.I was overwhelmed by it all and became rather emotional. At one stage one of my favourite nurses came in, looked at me, put her hands on her hips and said: “Now listen, Pete, you don’t look the best. Are you fine psychologically?” I said “yes, I can handle it no bloody worries”. She said “well if you need to talk let us know”. “She will be right,” I said.As soon as she left the room, I had a vision of me hanging on [an] olive tree with my dad saying, “Never give up”. I just broke down. The nurse came and we had a long chat. I no longer wanted to be that strong person. I needed to reach out for help but the bloody thing is that I did not know how.I did reach out; to an ex-military mate who helped me cope, and that was Phil Buttigieg, whose origins were from Malta. I don’t know why I selected Phil but he shared with me that he had also experienced being gravely ill and that he had memorised a poem when he was in hospital. It was by Rudyard Kipling. My favourite verse is this:“If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!”In memory of cobber Digger mates who have battled and fought cancer I wrote the following poem from the heart, early in the morning, and I shared it on social media.The Cancer Warrior Within O warrior within, let thy battle begin
 Fight those demons that dwell within 
Unfurl the flag and ready the lancers
 Let fly the shot like a deathly dancerLet not the hordes of hell who crave for more 
Quench thy will from opening survivals door
 Allow the pain to be thy guide as you meander
 Throughout the battlefield you stumble and founderIt matters little the battle name for your type of cancer
 And place much faith in your selected necromancer 
Holdfast your organs intact and not let them loose
 Until victory becomes certain and you cannot loseRemember that your creator whoever he may be
 Will embrace you when you have lost all hope of thee
 Even though you look like a mere bag of bones 
 Your will and only your will to live will drown out the groansGo forth and arm yourself with your chosen weapons of war
 Come close to your cancer and defeat the bastard once more
 Then rest and allow the physicians of war rearm you 
 To defend your body against the remaining cancer few 

 Hold on and hold fast your values and the will to live Against all odds survive your cancer and have more to give 
 Warrior within, let thy battle begin and fight your cancer within
 Cherish and live long enjoying your life from now on in
We now reach the point where a decision is made to allow me to go home. The effects of [the treatment] is that the immune system is depleted to almost zero, which effectively bars any contact with visitors. The first night, I did not want to come home, despite all the good work my wife had done. I was and continue to be irritable at times; I was used to the hospital routine and felt unease at home. On top of all that, I became angry, aggressive in my behaviour as I wanted to be independent and not a burden to others. I had always prided myself on not having to rely on others.Slowly but surely I became used to the idea of being home and back into a normal routine as much as I could. Those who have gone through the experience will know that the following side effects are normal, such as: vomiting, lethargy, forgetfulness, tingling of fingers and toes, infections, weight and hair loss, irritability, anger, depression, grief and moments of being on a roller coaster.At one stage, my lovely wife and I went for a walk around the block and I asked that I be left alone while I walked to the local shops. She said that she wanted to go with me and as normal couples do, a robust discussion took place before I went off by myself, stubborn as ever. What my wife didn’t know is that I wanted time to purchase a gift and card for her as our 15th year’s anniversary was approaching.I wish to pay a very special tribute to my lovely wife, Yovanna for her support and I love you very much. To my boys, David, Paul, Matthew and Mark, thank you for being there. To my political cobbers, mates, and the Australian Hellenic community, I thank you.To my committee of management at the Pallaconian Brotherhood – Leonidas, I thank you and embrace you, as Aussie Laconians who during my presidency never wavered in their support, and for being there for me when I needed you.To those who gave me support, encouragement and the courage to keep going, I can truly say that your blood is worth bottling. We now face another four months of the same treatment and one can only look out for the worst and hope for the best.* This is an edited extract from an article Peter Adamis wrote earlier this month published online. You can follow Peter on Twitter: @Abalinx Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Marco Travel comes to rescue of Asian workforce with BA flight changes

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Mar 2015 – The change of British Airways taking travellers to London Gatwick instead of London Heathrow as of April this year will not have such an adverse effect on the Asian workforce in the islands; at least not anymore. Marco Travel’s Chloe Zimmerman has revealed that her efforts to route these workers through London’s Heathrow Airport so they are able to get home and back, has netted good results. It is now confirmed that the Asian population can leave the TCI on Sundays via Bahamasair with continuing service to London via British Airways to Heathrow out of the Sir Lynden Pindling International Airport later the same day. One problem is that Gatwick does not offer the same transit services for Asians as Heathrow does. Another challenge was upon those workers’ return to the Turks and Caicos could they overnight in the Bahamas as they waited to take the next available Bahamasair flight which is on Tuesdays; two days later. The answer, according to the UK Regional Immigration Coordinator in Kingston, Jamaica is yes they can with the right documentation. The workers would have to have their local work permit or residency and an onward ticket. Zimmerman says the Filipinos and Indonesians are legally eligible to stay three days in The Bahamas without a transit visa from The Bahamas. Those workers can also apply for a UK Transit visa. While this route, which is more cumbersome, will likely be more expensive, it does eliminate the headache of trying to get out of London’s Gatwick Airport. Meanwhile the TCI Tourist Board has announced that British Airways is adding more flights to the country via Antigua beginning in October. Premier Of The Turks And Caicos Islands, Dr. The Honourable Rufus W. Ewing Addresses The Foreign Affairs Committee On Governance In London Related Items:airport, asian workers, chloe zimmerman, gatwick, london, marco travel, tourist board, UK transit Visa Recommended for you Last call to vote ahead of World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2015 UK support to TCI Nat’l Security limited; London meeting to build skillslast_img read more

Miami TD Bank robbed at gunpoint 1 at large

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Federal authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating the man who, they said, robbed a bank in Miami at gunpoint, Sunday afternoon.Newly released security photos show the subject with his face covered at the TD Bank branch on Northweat Seventh Street and 57th Avenue, just before 2 p.m.Investigators said the man entered the bank and demanded money from an employee. He left the premises with an undisclosed sum of cash.No customers were inside the bank and no shots were fired.Authorities believe the subject got away in a blue, newer model Cadillac Escalade.RELATED: FBI searching for 2 in Miami Shores bank robberyThis is the third TD Bank targeted by robbers in South Florida this weekend. However, police do not believe the robberies are connected.If you have any information on any of these bank robberies, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Garden Gun Boasts Largest Advertising Issue Ever

first_imgIn addition to increasing the sales team, Garden & Gun also put a premium on creating more complete packages to offer to potential advertisers. Bing says advertising now offers, “Strong presence in the magazine, presence on the web, sponsorship for events so that they were front and center along with Garden & Gun; it also allowed them a visibility after the event online to further resonate their brand with our readers and our audience.”Engaging the audience with events offered to a smaller group is a big draw for advertisers, according to Bing. Often attended by an audience of only 50 to 60 readers, G & G hosted events across the country throughout the past year. Events include The Garden & Gun Chef’s Roundtable presented by Le Creuset in Charleston (featuring five chefs, cocktails and fare); Bulleit Bourbon sponsored a tasting series, hosted by the Bulliet’s Master of Whiskey (G & G also designed four ads in-house for the distiller); and a Southern Field Feast, which included Ferrari test drives and a 15 station sporting clays course. A Ferrari, valued at $160,000, was sold at the event.“We went to the Vikings, the Sub Zeros, the Audis and the Land Rovers. We developed stronger programs, and took to the marketplace strategically,” says Bing.Former Garden & Gun executive editor David DiBenedetto replaced Evans in July. In May 2011, Garden & Gun won the National Magazine Award for general excellence in the food, travel and design. Garden & Gun has a long history, despite only launching in April 2007. After a near death experience in January 2009 when previous publisher Evening Post Publishers Co. pulled out its five-year agreement with the magazine (and the departure of editor Sid Evans in July 2011), Garden & Gun is today touting its largest issue ever with ad pages up 160 percent year-over-year for the October/November issue. Meanwhile, ad pages are up 160 percent. FOLIO: spoke with G & G publisher Barbara Bing about the success, and the strategies that increased ad spending both in print and online.Bing says the ad push began by the installment of nine additional sellers to the Garden & Gun team: two staff were added in New York; two are in the Southwest; another two on the West Coast; and others in Chicago, Atlanta and Florida. The next order of business was to dispel a common misconception that G & G exists solely as a regional publication. Bing says, “We are represented in all 50 states, and we needed to be in front of [potential clients] to tell them that.”last_img read more

Alaskan selected for NASAs 2017 astronaut candidate class

first_img2017 NASA Astronaut Candidate – Robb Kulin. (Robert Markowitz / NASA)An Alaskan is among the 12 people selected by NASA for the newest class of astronaut candidates. Robb Kulin will report to Johnson, Texas in August, where he will begin 2 years of training.Listen nowKulin was born and raised in Anchorage, where he graduated from Robert Service High School. Later, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Denver. That’s where he first became interested in space travel.“In undergraduate, I kind of had my eyes opened to the possibilities of space exploration,” Kulin said. “Coming from the last frontier I was pretty excited about the next frontier. I’ve kind of been pursuing it ever since. And the great part about pursuing something like this is it’s just great encouragement to go and do things that would be fun otherwise.”Along the way to becoming an astronaut candidate, Kulin got his pilot license and learned how to SCUBA dive. Experiences like ice drilling in Antarctica and working as a commercial fisherman have helped him develop the kinds of problem-solving skills that astronauts need in space.“You’re working in a tight environment with some others through pretty tough opportunities,” Kulin explained. “You’re pretty self-contained. When something goes wrong on the boat, you have to fix it right? And so those are kind of similar attributes to what they’re looking for, you know, what can happen in space. Something goes wrong in the space station, it takes a while to get resupply so you’ve got to try to fix it there.”Most recently, Kulin has been working at SpaceX in Hawthorne, California as a senior manager for flight reliability. He was involved with the design of Dragon, a free-flying spacecraft which NASA has used to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. When asked if there are any future missions or projects that he hopes to be a part of, Kulin said it’s difficult to know what’s ahead.“One thing that I’ve learned in the space industry over the last six and a half years is that it’s incredibly dynamic these days,” Kulin said. “And it’s hard to really imagine what could be happening in the next 6 and a half, seven years, eight years, whenever I get an opportunity.After Kulin completes his two years of training as an astronaut candidate, he will be assigned technical duties in NASA’s Astronaut Office while he awaits a flight assignment.last_img read more

Centre Slammed for Rail Fare Hike Opposition says it will Affect Poor

first_imgThe Central government, which hiked rail fares for passengers by 14.2 percent on Friday, came under the line of fire from the opposition and other parties who demanded a rollback.On Friday, less than three weeks before the Rail Budget is set to be announced in the Parliament, the railway ministry increased not just passenger fares but also levied a 6.5 percent hike on freight charges.The hike was met with strong protests across the country, and several party leaders demanded a rollback.”The government has imposed burdens on the ‘aam aadmi’ who voted them to power,” Congress leader Manish Tewari told Hindustan Times.Just last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given indications of stringent economic measures by the government, which he termed as a “bitter medicine”.The Ministry of Railways had defended the move in a statement it issued that said: “Meeting the annual expenditure would not be possible unless the revised rates as finalised by previous government is implemented. Hence the order withdrawing implementation of revised fare and freight has been withdrawn”.Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda in fact said that the decision was merely an implementation of “the order of the previous UPA government”, which had in its interim budget earlier this year proposed a rail fare hike and announced it on May 16 but later withdrew it for the next government to take the decision.The hike is expected to bring the Railways ₹8,000 crore more in this fiscal year, according to news reports.While the fare hike has set the ground for the Railway Budget, a major step expected to be taken by the government is to allow 100 percent Foreign Direct Investment in the railways, according to news reports.Former railway minister Nitish Kumar, head of the Janata Dal (United) came out in strong criticism of the decision to hike fares. “They are promising the country that ‘Achye deen aa gaye hain’ (good days have come) and promoting bad tradition,” Kumar was quoted by the Financial Express, referring to the announcement of the fare hike before the Railway Budget is presented in the Parliament.The Congress and CPI(M) in Kerala also strongly protested the hike in railway passenger fares and freight rates and demanded that it be rolled back, according to the Press Trust of India.”It is the beginning of many severe measures of the NDA government, which the Prime Minister had pointed out a few days back,” said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken said that the rail fare hike will in turn further aggravate food inflation, which reached 9.50 percent in May.”The increase in railway fares means an increase in the cost in transpotrt of food items, which in turn will lead to inflation in food prices,” Maken was quoted saying.The fare hike is expected to affect the poor, and will particularly press on those who travel daily by suburban railways in cities such as Mumbai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik called the centre’s decision as “anti-poor” and “anti-people”.The increase in freight charges did not go down well with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) either, which, in a statement said: “While inevitable, the industry, currently reeling under a low growth scenario, can ill-afford the freight increase especially on bulk heavy industries like Steel, which contributes about 20% of the freight revenue of Indian Railways and are already under stress”.last_img read more

Contract Worker at White House Arrested on Warrant

first_imgBy The Associated PressAuthorities say a man wanted on an arrest warrant from a Maryland county was taken into custody when he reported for work at the White House, where he was employed as a private contractor.News outlets report 29-year-old Martese Edwards was taken into custody at a checkpoint Tuesday. Prince George’s County police say a man with the same name was wanted on a charge of attempted first-degree murder.(Courtesy Photo)A Secret Service statement says a member of its uniformed division ran the man’s name through a criminal database when he arrived at the White House. The Secret Service didn’tprovide the man’s precise job or where he worked at the White House.Edwards was charged in the district with being a fugitive from justice. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.last_img read more

Chinas VSOCloud Sets Up SE Asia Joint Venture With Malaysias KRU

first_imgChinese entertainment tech firm VSOCloud has set up a joint venture company in Malaysia, with Prodigital Lab, part of leading local production and services firm KRU.The new VSOCloud Southeast Asia will use the Suzhou-based Chinese parent’s rendering and crowd-sourcing platform to provide rendering services to film, animation and other creative businesses in South East Asia. It will be based at KRU’s existing facilities in the Bukit Jalil district of Kualu Lumpur and open its doors from July 1. The new company will also promote co-production and VSOCloud‘s Agile Shot production process management solutions.“In 2018, VSO supported us to complete our animation film ‘Wheely,’ which was released in over 80 countries, with their high-end rendering services on a very short production timeline and at affordable prices,” said Norman Abdul Halim, president of KRU Group. Popular on Variety “This is the beginning of an exciting new era for the Malaysian animation/film industry, and marks a significant milestone in the Malaysia-China relationship,” said Ahmad Idham Ahmad Nadzri, newly appointed CEO of Malaysian film regulator FINAS. “High-end rendering services are very much needed to deliver world-class visual effects and animation content. We hope this relationship will expand to other forms of collaboration in areas of co-financing, coproduction and distribution.”Other mainland Chinese entertainment service companies are also beginning to expand beyond Greater China. That reflects their growing scale and sophistication, and also the rising cost of skilled labor within China. Beijing-based BaseFX is also building a VFX facility in Kuala Lumpur.“With KRU’s knowledge and strong support from VSO China, the newborn VSOCloud Southeast Asia will have a bright future that will also benefit everyone in the region,” VSOCloud founder Lu Yongquan said in a statement.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Bethesda and Arkane announce Dishonored

first_imgPublisher Bethesda issued a press release today to announce Dishonored, a stealth action shooter from its subsidiary Arkane Studios for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.The project will fall under the leadership of two co-creative directors, Raphael Colantonio (Arkane co-founder and lead designer on 2002 shooter Arx Fatalis) and Harvey Smith (designer on the Deus Ex series) and will release in 2012.The game is a stealth-centric FPS, allowing for infiltration into mansions and barracks, assassinations using a variety of traps, and a morality system where players’ choices affect the world.Print mag Game Informer was given the exclusive and the concept art above is the magazine’s August cover. It shows a dystopian city vaguely reminiscent of Half-Life 2‘s City 17. That’s no coincidence. Viktor Antonov, a former Valve designer credited with the creation of City 17, is also on the Arkane team.Dishonored is the studio’s first game since being acquired by Bethesda last year.Read more at Game InformerBlake’s OpinionSo far, so promising. Legions of Deus Ex fans, this writer included, have longed for more games bearing that blissful combination of FPS gameplay and RPG narrative, leveling, and specialization. Few games in the last decade have scratched that itch, although players may count Arx Fatalis or Bethesda’s own Elder Scrolls series among that select few.More often than not, however, true-blue DE lovers have had their hopes raised only to be disappointed. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines promised to combine that universe’s powerful grounds for an RPG with Valve’s new-at-the-time Source engine, but the game took a lot of bug-fixing work from fans to be considered playable. Deus Ex: Invisible War, the official and direct sequel, didn’t match the original in ambition or execution, and Smith (who led that project following a senior design role on the original) was an outspoken critic of the development cycle that produced Invisible War.Dishonored, then, could be as promising a spiritual successor as the upcoming Square Enix developed prequel, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The collective pedigree of the leadership certainly has all the right pieces. With Bethesda’s own convention – QuakeCon – just around the corner, we may get some more salivating details very soon that can tell us just how high to pin our hopes this time around.last_img read more

PlayStation owners reporting fraudulent credit card charges Sony says t

first_imgSony might be staring down the barrel of another PlayStation Network security breach. The company, having just had a successful launch of the PlayStation 4 console, has sent out emails to an unknown number of users requiring them to change their passwords because of  “irregular activity” on the account. It seems the warning might have come too late for some — users are beginning to report fraudulent charges on the linked credit cards.Unlike the breach a few years back, it doesn’t appear that mountains of customer data were stolen, but someone seems to have at least gained access to usernames and passwords. Reports indicate content is being purchased on accounts without authorization. One user tells IGN that $150 was charged to his PSN Wallet, and another says FIFA 14 content was bought by someone with his profile.It may seem odd that someone would steal account credentials only to add content to the victim’s account, but there is a way for the thief to benefit. By adding his or her console to the victim’s account the thief is able to download all the content they want and play it offline, assuming there is no additional DRM measure employed by the game. One user has also reported $650 charged to a clothing retailer on the card used for PSN, but it’s not clear if the supposed perpetrators got that kind of access.Sony hasn’t spoken publicly about the breach yet, but the emails are genuine. Something happened, but we might have to wait until after the weekend to find out what.last_img read more

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first_img 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 The MarkeTech Group (TMTG) conducted a poll of its imagePRO opt-in panel of over 600 U.S.-hospital based imaging administrative directors and managers. Manuel Andrade, TMTG’s research analyst, made the analysis. Please rate your confidence in working with computer-aided detection (CAD) when reading mammograms. A:Of those who work with CAD, the vast majority are at least confident in their ability when reading mammograms. For more information: The MarkeTech Group FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more 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 Feature | September 30, 2009 CAD for Mammography Boosts Radiologists’ Confidence 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 News | Artificial Intelligence | July 26, 2019 Progenics Pharmaceuticals Collaborating With Veterans Affairs on AI Cancer Imaging Research Program Oncology company Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced their collaboration with the Veterans Affairs Greater Los… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Related Content IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more last_img read more

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first_img August 19, 2010 – Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have developed a novel 3-D imaging approach that may improve the accuracy of treatment for ventricular tachycardia (VT). The potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorder causes the heart to beat too fast. The new approach couples computed tomography (CT) images with conventional ablation techniques to eliminate erratic electrical circuits in the heart that produce arrhythmias. The results of a feasibility study have been published online in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, a journal of the American Heart Association.Electrical signals control how frequently the heart beats and how the heart muscle contracts to move blood through the body. Following a heart attack, irregularly shaped sections of dead scar tissue may form in the heart and block the electrical flow or cause a short circuit. The researchers say a growing number of people who have survived severe heart attacks go on to face a weak, erratic heartbeat. This prompted the search for more effective ways to treat these electrical disturbances.Current ablation procedures, which use high-energy radio waves to treat certain types of serious arrhythmias, have only 50-60 percent long-term success. The research team theorized that with the aid of sophisticated 3-D CT imaging, treatment may be more precise and take less time.According to the study’s senior author, Timm-Michael L. Dickfeld, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, a cardiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center and chief of electrophysiology at the Baltimore VA Medical Center. “We can use 3-D CT imaging to guide us more rapidly to areas of the heart that may cause the electrical abnormalities responsible for ventricular tachycardia and move away from parts of the heart that do not contribute to the abnormalities.” A CT scanner yields three significant types of information about the heart: abnormal cardiac anatomy, blood flow and heart muscle contraction. After two years of testing and customizing software, the research team has succeeded in combining all of these factors into a three-dimensional imaging format that can work accurately with existing equipment in an electrophysiology laboratory, where ablation procedures are performed.This project builds on the team’s earlier work that studied how well a combination of positron emission tomography (PET) and CT technology would provide advanced imaging. Study co-author Jean Jeudy, M.D., a radiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center and assistant professor of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, says information from imaging technologies such as CT and PET has been used independently, untill now. “Each modality has advantages in imaging, but our idea is to pool their strengths to create a synergism that results in the best and safest therapies for patients,” Jeudy said. Study Design and ResultsEleven men with ventricular tachycardia were evaluated in the study. Each had had a heart attack and required an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator to correct problems with their heartbeat. The participants were scanned for a total of 10-15 seconds with a 64-slice CT system. The scan data was reconstructed into 3-D images and compared to the clinical electrical mapping system routinely used to determine where to apply ablations.The study’s principal investigator, Jing Tian, B.M., Ph.D., says CT imaging was used only as a supplement to find the location of scars. To assess the potential value of this novel technology, the research team compared data from the 3-D imaging with the clinical data after ablations were performed on the patients in the study. “We found that the 3-D scar reconstruction from CT imaging predicted areas of abnormal electrical activity in 81.7 percent of heart segments analyzed. The imaging also correctly displayed the location and extent of cardiac scar tissue, determined by voltage mapping – the gold standard for scar definition in current clinical practice,” said Tian, a research associate at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. “Curative ablations were located within tissue that CT had identified as abnormal in 82 percent of the cases.”In order to clarify the utility of the 3-D imaging technology, Tian says there would have to be a randomized, controlled trial to quantify how much time can be saved, how much less radiation it requires and the impact on patient care. “Such a trial would be the next step,” she adds.Ventricular TachycardiaA healthy heart beats about 60 to 100 beats per minute and may beat faster with exercise or during stress or fever. In ventricular tachycardia, the heart routinely beats more than 100 times a minute. This rapid heartbeat can lead to dizziness or lightheadedness, fainting and shortness of breath, and may set the stage for sudden cardiac arrest.Some patients respond well to medications that restore normal heartbeat, while others require a shock from an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) to restore normal rhythm. The medications have side effects and the electrical disturbances in some people are so frequent that the ICD must fire multiple corrective shocks each day to prevent sudden cardiac arrest. The shocks are painful, causing many patients to fear their next shock. The goal of ablation is to burn a barrier around the scars to end the electrical disturbance and restore normal heart rhythm. For some patients, the procedure reduces the number of corrective shocks and eliminates the need for medication.”Advances in cardiac care and the availability of defibrillators have helped many people with weakened hearts live longer,” said Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, vice president for medical affairs at the University of Maryland and dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. “Nevertheless, the devices create their own set of problems, especially for people who have received multiple shocks. If this CT research yields quicker, more accurate ablations that are more widely available, it will go a long way toward improving the quality of life for these patients.”Electrical MappingDuring electrical or voltage mapping, an electrophysiologist inserts a catheter with an electrode into an artery through the groin and guides it to the beating heart. Fluoroscopic imaging shows the placement of the electrode. The probe detects variations in electrical signals as it is moved a small distance at a time. High voltage indicates normal cardiac tissue. Low or no voltage is associated with dead scar tissue. A computer compiles the data into a map, which shows where to apply ablation to eliminate cardiac tissue in and near the scars.Electrical mapping is laborious and not error-free. Since the probe is moved only small distances, such as five to 15 mm at a time for each reading while the heart continues to beat, it may take up to several hours to complete the mapping process and extend the time that the patient is exposed to fluoroscopic X-rays. A scar section that is missed by just a few millimeters during ablation could be the source of additional electrical disturbances. Also, it is possible to get a false electrical reading if the probe does not actually make contact with the heart muscle. 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The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… 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 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 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 | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins 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 | 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 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. 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Erdogans Nazi slur could lose him the Turkish Cypriots

first_imgEvery time somebody wants to punch Germany below the belt he goes on about her Nazi past.Boris Johnson did it when he compared the EU to a Nazi super state during the Brexit campaign and Donald Trump when he likened the US intelligence services to the Nazis.Greek protestors went over the top with Germany’s Nazi past during the financial crisis when they superimposed Hitler’s toothbrush moustache on portraits of Angela Merkel festooned with swastikas. Not to be outdone Turkish protestors did the same last week in Istanbul.President Trump refused to shake hands with the German chancellor for the cameras at the White House last week and President Putin was equally childish and cruel to her when he allowed his black dog to walk in on a meeting with her knowing she has a phobia of dogs.And now President Erdogan calls Germany and the Netherlands Nazi for not allowing political activities by his ministers there.The lack of respect toward Angela Merkel shown by these authoritarian leaders is not just borne of an inferiority complex about the success of Germany and a sexist attitude toward Angela Merkel. It marks the beginning of history after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and it is time Europe woke up to this seismic change and the arrival of these uncivilised parvenus.The British can be forgiven because they do not know what they are doing after Brexit and because of their humor and unique ability to poke fun at themselves. More’s the pity they are leaving the EU just when they are needed most.But what on earth possessed Turkey’s dour humorless President Erdogan to punch Germany and the Netherlands below the belt with his bizarre Nazi slur?Quite apart from being entirely inappropriate, it is also bit rich considering he is holding a referendum next month to give himself powers not too different to those acquired by the Nazi leader himself in 1934 after an uncannily similar referendum to merge the office of chancellor (prime minister) and president.Calling the Germans and Dutch Nazis over a few relatively insignificant bans on public meetings, and insulting the most liberal, pro immigrant anti-fascist leader in Europe, is the last straw for many secular pro-European Turks who comprise half the population of Turkey and loath what Erdogan is doing politically.His antics are embarrassing for many Turkish Cypriots too and should give them pause for thought about how far they wish to be associated with Erdogan and whether as EU citizens they should be seeking a free-standing relationship with the EU pending a settlement to wean them off Turkish hegemony.In the meantime, there is the hope that Erdogan will make good his stated intention to refer his complaints against the bans to the European Court of Human Rights. Putting the Nazi slur to one side, Turkey has the glimmerings of an arguable case against the Netherlands for breaches of the European Convention on Human Rights that protects freedom of expression, assembly and association.It is true that human rights law expressly excludes non-nationals from protection when they engage in political activities in other states, but the bans in Germany and the Netherlands did not distinguish between nationals and non-nationals.An application by Turkey to the European Court of Human Rights would clear the air both in terms of uncovering the facts as well as test whether the recent bans on the political activities of the Turkish diaspora in Germany and Holland stand up to human rights scrutiny.It is a bold lawyer who attempts to forecast how the human rights court would approach such a complex inter state case but on the facts the court would have to resolve the question it asks in all cases that involve a public interest limitation, namely: whether the ban was necessary in a democratic society and proportionate to a legitimate aim?The Netherlands could argue the integrity of her democratic process required the exclusion of the Turkish ministers from the country and that this was necessary and legitimate. The political meeting that Turkish ministers were barred from attending was to promote a yes vote in the referendum in Turkey in the middle of a crucial election in the Netherlands in which immigration was the dominant issue. Arguably it was liable to give an unfair advantage to the opposition two days before polling day and thereby distort her democratic process.The court would have to decide whether the integrity of the Dutch electoral process was likely to be compromised by the refusal of Turkish ministers to defer their meeting to after polling day in the Netherlands, or whether the Dutch government itself abused the public interest limitation for electoral advantage contrary to the general principles of the convention.President Erdogan did not just insult friendly states; he also made a speech attacking the Court of Justice of the EU for two rulings on the Islamic headscarf.He branded the court’s decision that it may be lawful for private employers to ban outward manifestations of religion, as prejudiced against Islam and that it marked the beginning of a clash between cross and crescent.This is utterly irresponsible when you consider that until recently the headscarf was banned in government spaces in Turkey itself under Turkey’s secular constitution. President Erdogan protests too much about a subject he knows very little.He no longer sounds like the Erdogan recommended to the Christian world by no less a figure than Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople a few years ago, nor does he sound like the Erdogan who persuaded the military in 2004 to accept the Annan plan and who helped bring about freedom of movement across the green line in Cyprus.The principle applied by the court in discrimination cases is that ‘equal treatment is only breached when two categories of persons whose factual and legal circumstances disclose no essential difference are treated differently.’The Court of Justice decided in a case from Belgium that this principle is not breached if a private employer bans outward religious symbols by all employees provided there is an internal rule in place that bans the symbols of all religions; but that it was potentially indirectly discriminatory if it affected persons of a particular religion more than other religions.In the other case from France it decided that an employer is not objectively justified in banning the headscarf if the reason for the ban was to appease customers.After spending forty years defending the rights of immigrants, migrants and émigrés in London, I have no problem at all with the EU court’s decisions. Europe has excellent anti-discrimination laws. The sad fact is that it is the good people of Europe that have turned a bit xenophobic.What migrants need in the present anti-immigrant climate is not more legal protection but the wisdom not always to insist on their strict legal rights. The wisest course to survive the current wave of intolerance is to show respect for the host culture and remember that the pragmatic ‘when in Rome do as the Romans do’ is the best policy.Alper Ali Riza is a queen’s counsel in the UK and a part time judgeYou May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoAll Pro SaverClever Homeowners With Existing Mortgages In California Are Doing ThisAll Pro SaverUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Mother fined €10000 for neglecting baby

first_imgA 39-year-old mother of four young children was fined €10,000 by a court in Larnaca on Tuesday after she apparently got drunk and left her newborn child unattended for hours and exposed to the cold.The court censured the mother who in different circumstances would have faced a custodial sentence. The law bans the imprisonment of women with children unless the nature of the offence is deemed serious by the court combined with the circumstances of the case or a woman is deemed a danger to society.“It is inconceivable for a minor, especially a newborn, to be neglected by their mother in the family home where they should find care, protection and affection,” the court said. “Under other circumstances, the court would have been looking at imposing a jail sentence of many months.”The court added that it lacked such capability in the case in question because the defendant was a mother of a child under three-years-old and of three other young children.The 39-year-old was charged after letting her baby cry for hours in a cold and unhygienic environment next to the open balcony door while it was raining in the early hours of December 15, 2018.Concerned neighbours who heard the baby’s cries notified the Aradippou police station whose officers went to the apartment where the woman lived.The court heard that the officers found the baby cold, blue in the face from crying, inside a dirty pram, clothes wet with urine.The mother stank of alcohol and had difficulty communicating with the officers who said she could not stand on her two feet.Beer cans, cigarette butts and trash were found strewn in various parts of the flat, the court heard.The baby was taken to hospital by a welfare officer and the mother was arrested for exposing the child to danger and abuse.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more