Confession by man charged in Alberta triple murder case not admissible Judge

first_imgRED DEER, Alta. – A judge has ruled the recorded confession of a man accused of killing a central Alberta couple and their daughter cannot be used as evidence at his trial because RCMP denied him a bathroom break.Joshua Frank and Jason Klaus are charged with three counts of first degree murder in the December 2013 deaths of Gordon, Sandra and Monica Klaus.Earlier this week video recordings of Frank’s interviews with RCMP were played in court as part of a hearing to determine their admissibility.Frank told investigators that in the month following the deaths, Jason Klaus paid him between $3,500 and $4,000 for carrying out the murders and for keeping his mouth shut about it.Frank’s lawyer, Andrea Urquhart, argued that her client’s confession was made under oppressive conditions because investigators denied him bathroom breaks.Justice Eric Macklin, who is hearing the case without a jury, ruled Friday that the confession is not admissible.During Frank’s interview with police he tearfully said that Klaus had sexually abused him for years starting when he was 14.That led to Frank breaking down and admitting that he was the one who had shot and killed the three.During the interview, Frank asked five times over the course of two hours to use the washroom. His requests were not answered by investigators.The charred remains of the couple and their daughter were found inside the family’s farm home near Castor.The victims were all members of Jason Klaus’s family.Klaus’s statements were all admitted as evidence. (RD News Now)last_img read more

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Bill And Chelsea Clinton To Convene Health Industry Leaders At The 5th

first_imgOn Sunday, January 24, and Monday, January 25, President Bill Clinton and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton will host the Clinton Health Matters Initiative’s (CHMI) fifth annual Activation Summit, a yearly convening of leaders from a variety of health fields to identify strategies for systemic health improvement and ways to implement those strategies.

Key themes at this year’s Summit will include communities as centers of health innovation, the quest for longevity and healthy aging, health-tech innovation, and addressing health disparities through entrepreneurship. The Summit will bring together leaders working in healthcare, technology, business, education, sports, and government. The event will follow the CareerBuilder Challenge, a PGA TOUR event held January 21 – 24 in La Quinta, CA, in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation is returning for the fifth year as a title sponsor for the Summit, which is the anchor to the continued work of CHMI throughout the year to improve the health and well-being of all people across the country. Highlights from past Health Matters Activation Summits include:• An ESPN Town Hall which included President Clinton and Kobe Bryant discussing key strategies to improve access to sports and physical activity. • The announcement of an agreement with the Kaleo pharmaceutical company to make EVZIO (naloxone HCl injection) Auto-injector, an emergency treatment for opioid overdose, available at a bulk discount to colleges and universities, public safety organizations and community organizers. • The launch and culmination of an 800 Calorie Challenge, a national cooking competition that focused on healthy eating and nutrition, in partnership with the Palisades Media Ventures and the James Beard Foundation. • A Town Hall with Spike TV to bring a focus on veterans’ health and wellness through Spike’s Veterans Operation Wellness (VOW) campaign. • The release of the Project Play Report from Nike which encapsulates best practices for the design and delivery of quality, accessible youth physical activity programs.CHMI brings together individuals, communities, and organizations to make meaningful, collective contributions to the health of others by working to reduce the prevalence of preventable health outcomes, close healthy inequity and disparity gaps, and reduce health care costs by improving access to key contributors to health of all people. CHMI’s year round work includes building strategic partnerships that will help facilitate the development and scaling of health-promoting solutions; working across sectors to develop and implement coordinated, systemic approaches to creating healthier communities; and leveraging technology and digital innovation to help advance health and wellness at the national and community levels by disseminating evidence-based individual, systems, and investment strategies.

What:
Fifth Annual Health Matters Activation Summit

Where:
Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa
44-400 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210

When:
Sunday, January 24, and Monday, January 25, 2016last_img read more

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Police Arrest Drug Trafficking Suspect in Moroccos Mohammedia

Rabat – Law enforcement arrested the suspect on the basis of intelligence from the General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance (DGST), according to a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).The statement added that police arrested the suspect in a 4×4 vehicle in Mohammedia. Police found the suspect in possession of 20,000 ecstasy tablets and 1,980 Rivotril tablets, a seizure medication. Both drugs are growing in popularity in the illegal drug market.Read Also: Morocco’s DGSN Seizes 493,700 Ecstasy Pills at Tanger Med PortPolice placed the suspect in custody to determine the source of the drugs. The new seizure of ecstasy tablets followed the thwarting of an attempt to traffic 493,700 ecstasy pills into Morocco through Tangier Med Port on November 5. During the operation, police arrested three suspects, including one woman in a car registered in the Netherlands.The ecstasy tablets were carefully concealed in the car’s trailer.The ecstasy pill, also widely known as “the love pill,” affects the central nervous system causing hallucinations and psychoactive effects. read more

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Guinea UN humanitarian fund allocates 1 million in flood relief projects

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated just over $1 million in aid to health, water purification and food security projects in Guinea, where hundreds of thousands of households are trying to recover from the effects of widespread flooding and avoid deadly cholera epidemics.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced the grant today in response to the floods, part of wider inundations that have swept across most of West Africa since July.More than $400,000 has been allocated to the World Health Organization (WHO) to fund efforts to control potential outbreaks of cholera. The programme will strengthen the capacity of local health workers, promote public awareness about health and hygiene and include follow-up monitoring of people affected, OCHA said. Nearly 6,000 people have been infected.The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will receive almost $300,000 to help an estimated 975,000 households in two of Guinea’s four regions undertake a series of measures to prevent cholera from spreading, such as by systematically disinfecting homes and wells, treating drinking water and encouraging good hygiene practices.The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will use over $360,000 to provide seeds for a variety of crops, such as tomatoes, peppers and aubergines, and agricultural equipment, including watering cans and hoes, to some 3,200 households.In all three cases the UN agencies will be working with Guinean Government ministries and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).CERF was approved by the General Assembly in December 2005, and was created to speed up relief operations for emergencies, make funds available quickly after a disaster and finance under-funded emergencies. Its funds are also made available to address the existing imbalance in global aid distribution which results in millions of people in so-called neglected or forgotten crises remaining in need. 25 October 2007The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated just over $1 million in aid to health, water purification and food security projects in Guinea, where hundreds of thousands of households are trying to recover from the effects of widespread flooding and avoid deadly cholera epidemics. read more

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New UNbacked report calls for more effective response to stem AIDS in

“Redefining AIDS in Asia – Crafting an Effective Response,” produced by the independent Commission on AIDS in Asia, states that nearly 5 million people are living with HIV in Asia, with 440,000 people dying each year. However, without concerted efforts, the annual death toll will increase to almost 500,000 by 2020.The report emphasizes that the number of people newly infected by 2020 can be kept to 3 million if Asian leaders implement priority interventions right away. An annual investment of only 30 cents per capita on focused prevention programmes can reverse the epidemic, it adds.Noting that countries in Asia have the resources, technology and organizational capacity for a scaled-up response, the report notes that what are needed is the political will of governments and the involvement of community-based organizations in the response.Speaking at the handover of the report, Mr. Ban said that Asia has proved before that it can act decisively and effectively in the face of grave threats, as seen in the “swift and resolute” response to SARS five years ago. “Asian countries have the capacity to tackle AIDS with the same resolve and creativity,” he noted. “But it will require a collective effort on all fronts – from gender inequality to stigma, discrimination, and marginalization of populations such as migrants and ethnic minorities.”The Secretary-General added that AIDS will challenge Asia for years to come. “But if we invest early enough and judiciously enough, we can achieve an effective response,” he stated. Chakravarthi Rangarajan, the Commission’s Chairman and Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India, agreed, stating that “the problem of HIV/AIDS in Asia is assuming proportions which demand and which require greater focus and attention.” Presenting the report to journalists, he said the Commission looked at three aspects of the epidemic – the seriousness of the problem, the nature of the problem and the kinds of policies required. “It is estimated that HIV/AIDS may emerge as the single largest cause of death for adults in the age group 15-42,” Dr. Rangarajan said, adding that the three major drivers of the disease are commercial sex workers and their clients, injection drug users, and men having sex with men. “Therefore, any attempt at controlling HIV/AIDS must focus attention on these groups.” He stressed that crucial to addressing the problem is an enhanced level of political commitment. The Commission also recommends that watchdog bodies be set up to monitor national programmes, and that activities such as commercial sex and injection drug use be decriminalized. Additional resources are also critical to scaling up efforts to tackle the problem.“What is really unique about this report is that it is the first time ever that there is such a comprehensive study on the AIDS epidemic in Asia,” Peter Piot, Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), told reporters. Also, the epidemic is looked at through the “lens” of economists and sociologists in addition to members of the medical community and those living with HIV and community groups. The report is important for four reasons, he said. First, it shows clearly that the response to the epidemic has to be tailored to Asian realities. Secondly, it calls for making the most of the funding currently available. Thirdly, the report tackles some “really tough issues” and calls for stronger leadership to address problems such as discrimination and to support HIV prevention among commercial sex workers, men who have sex with men and injection drug users. In addition, the report emphasizes the need to increase the involvement of communities and people living with HIV “from token involvement to full partnership,” Dr. Piot stated. “It is simply an illusion to think that one can stop an epidemic without involving the people who are affected by the epidemic.” 26 March 2008Unless Asia mounts a more effective response to stem the tide of HIV and AIDS, 8 million more people in the region could find themselves newly infected by 2020, according to a new report presented today to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. read more

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Cold alert issued for parts of Ontario

Environment Canada issued a cold weather alert Sunday morning for parts of Ontario including the city of Toronto.Arnold Ashton, a meteorologist from Environment Canada says, “We have probably through the end of March where we’re still going to be a fair bit below normal, not everyday. But I think overall it’s going to be on the chilly side before we actually break this pattern starting perhaps in early April.”

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Annan calls for action to combat rising Islamaphobia and antiSemitism

Delivering the inaugural Robert Burns Memorial Lecture at UN Headquarters in New York, Mr. Annan criticized those who remain silent in the face of bigotry, saying “such passivity must not be allowed to masquerade as tolerance.”The Secretary-General noted that Islamophobia – a new word for an old phenomenon – is one of the most disturbing manifestations of bigotry today. Since the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, “many Muslims, particularly in the West, have found themselves the objects of suspicion, harassment and discrimination,” he said, adding that too many people see Islam “as a monolith, and as intrinsically opposed to the West.”Contrasting this view, he pointed out that Western and Islamic peoples have a long history of commerce, of inter-mingling and inter-marrying, and of influencing and enriching each other’s art, literature, science and much else.“Despite a discourse of centuries, caricature remains widespread, and the gulf of ignorance is dangerously deep,” he warned. “It would be unconscionable to add any further to the resentment and sense of injustice felt by members of one of the world’s great religions, cultures and civilizations.”Mr. Annan also pointed to anti-Semitism as “another dangerous hatred” that blights the world. He called attention to the scars left by the history of persecution against the Jews, adding that a recent upsurge of attacks shows this hatred to be “virulent still.” Addressing the broader political context, he noted that in some cases, anti-Semitism could be a byproduct of the escalation of the Israel-Palestine conflict. “Criticism of Israeli policies is one thing,” he said, “but it is quite another when such critiques take the form of attacks – physical or verbal – on Jewish individuals and the symbols of their heritage and faith.” While pointing out that criticism of Israel must not be allowed to mask anti-Semitism, he added that Israel’s supporters should not use the charge of anti-Semitism to stifle legitimate discussion.The Secretary-General called for a “framework of shared values within which different peoples can coexist.” Pledging full support for this endeavour, he said the battle for tolerance is of “paramount importance to the entire United Nations.” read more

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Gaza UN appeals for 25 million to ease humanitarian disaster from Israeli

The United Nations agency caring for Palestinian refugees has issued an urgent appeal for nearly $2.5 million to ease the “humanitarian disaster” caused by Israel’s assault on the town of Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip, which left 82 Palestinians dead, including 39 women and children, 260 wounded and “more wanton destruction” earlier this month.“I fully recognize the right and responsibility of Israel to protect its citizens, and its legitimate concern about the home-made rockets fired from Gaza,” UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Commissioner-General Karen Koning AbuZayd said yesterday.“But for humanitarian agencies such as UNRWA it is becoming increasingly difficult to deal with the aftermath of such military operations without questioning their justification, their proportionality and their effects.”She stressed that last year’s optimistic predictions after the disengagement of Israeli troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip, are already a distant memory. “They only serve to provide a cruel contrast between the hopes, then, that 2006 would prove to be a better year for the Palestine refugees, and the harsh reality with which they have since been confronted,” she said.“The staggering decline of the economy and of the physical, humanitarian and social conditions in Gaza are, alas, not a recent phenomenon,” she added, referring to the downturn that started with the present Palestinian intifadah (uprising) in 2000, when over 100,000 Palestinians lost their livelihoods because of the impossibility to work in Israel.“It continued with major military operations in many of the cities of the Gaza Strip, the large-scale destruction of houses, agricultural land, and infrastructure. It worsened dramatically with the sanctions regime imposed upon the Palestinian Authority following the results of the Palestinian Legislative Council elections earlier this year, when both foreign economic aid and Palestinian public income were summarily withheld,” she said.After the election victory of Hamas, which is committed to Israel’s destruction, Israel stopped handing over tax and customs revenues it collects on behalf of the Authority and international donors suspended direct aid, calling on Hamas to commit to non-violence, recognize Israel and accept previously signed agreements.“The tragic events in Beit Hanoun have provided the clearest proof yet that the vicious circle of violence must be brought to an end,” Ms. AbuZayd said, noting that UNRWA stepped in immediately with a rapid response programme, providing water, food, medical aid and shelter. “We now face the challenge of repairing damages to over 1,000 houses and shelters, meanwhile ensuring that the distressed homeless refugees have a roof over their heads. UNRWA cannot undertake this additional task without your support,” she added, addressing donors. In a related development, the agency reported that two children were shot and wounded inside its Beit Lahia Elementary School in the northern Gaza Strip by bullets coming school from the north where Israeli tanks were seen stationed on a hill.Condemning the shootings, UNRWA’s Gaza Field Director John Ging described it as “yet another tragic incident in what has become a bewildering cycle of violence. read more

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Ohio State womens volleyball downs Wisconsin for first Big Ten road win

They might have stumbled out of the gate, but the No. 22-ranked Ohio State women’s volleyball team found its footing during a Big Ten road trip with a 3-1 win at Wisconsin. After splitting home matches against Iowa and then-No. 3 Nebraska, respectively, the weekend before, the Buckeyes suffered their first conference setback away from home to No. 10 Minnesota, 3-0, on Friday before regrouping to top the Badgers in Madison a day later. OSU now sits at 11-5 and 2-2 in conference play. Buckeyes coach Geoff Carlston said getting a win on the road, especially in the Big Ten, is a hard thing to do. “Win on the road … we’ll take it,” Carlston said. “I mean, you know, you don’t win every match, but there are a lot of teams that went 0-2 this weekend on the road. So for us to come, especially after losing the first one, to respond and turn around playing at a high level against Wisconsin is a big deal for us, for our season. You know, there isn’t a lot of wins on the road in this conference, so when you get one, it’s pretty cool.” OSU junior defensive specialist Davionna DiSalvatore said she thought the team played an outstanding game against the Badgers. “We played really well tonight,” DiSalvatore said. “Our block was great, our defense was really good, and we just like kept it together and pulled out a win tonight.” In their first game against Minnesota, the Buckeyes challenged the Gophers and pushed one of the top-ranked teams in the nation to the brink. While the Buckeyes lost the match 3-0, they lost by only two points in the first two sets and three in the third set. “We actually played really well last night in Minnesota,” Carlston said. “It was a lot closer than the score showed, I mean it was 23, 23 and 22, and we were a couple of swings away from really changing the tide of that match.” Despite the loss, Carlston said the intensity and focus his team brought that night carried over to their next game, which allowed them to take control against the Badgers from the very beginning. “I think how we carried over that culture we brought in from last night was really good, and carried that into tonight,” Carlston said. “The first two sets we played really well, we were pretty much in control of the match with great passing and played some really good defense in the whole match. We kind of grinded out that fourth set to get that win on the road, so I’m pretty happy.” Carlston didn’t think that there was anything else he would’ve changed in how they practiced leading up to their first two conference road contests. “There were stuff in Minnesota where it was just volleyball,” Carlston said. “They made a few plays, and we just didn’t. A lot of the stuff that we worked on this weekend I thought we got better at, so it was more just of that we didn’t quite finish the deal at Minnesota. Luckily, we were able to turn around, finish strong and get a victory on the road at Wisconsin.” DiSalvatore said it’s important for OSU to be resilient, especially in a tough conference like the Big Ten. “Being in the Big Ten is kind of a big deal. Every team is very good, there’s always like 10 teams from the Big Ten that make it to the tournament,” DiSalvatore said, “and it’s very, very important for us to come back and always be ready to play.” The going might not get any easier for the Buckeyes as they hit the road again to travel to No. 21 Illinois and Northwestern on Oct. 5 and 6. read more

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Heres What Happened Today Tuesday

first_img By Garreth MacNamee 3 Comments Mar 7th 2017, 9:00 PM Share4 Tweet Email Tuesday 7 Mar 2017, 9:00 PM http://jrnl.ie/3275847 INTERNATIONAL 9,237 Views center_img NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Vera Twomey arriving on Kildare Street this afternoon. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieVera Twomey arrived into Dáil Éireann this afternoon after walking from Cork to Dublin to campaign for medicinal cannabis for her daughter.There were emotional scenes in court today as Richard Dekker was found guilty of the murder of 17-year-old Daniel McAnaspie at Tolka Valley Park, Blanchardstown on 26 February 2010.The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) wants to sell €500,000 worth of goods belonging to 11 individuals it says are linked to the Kinahan organised crime gang.Enda Kenny took Leader’s Questions where he said we, as a society, we buried our compassion, humanity and mercy along with the babies at Tuam.A cinema in Tallaght was fined €700 after insects were discovered crawling around in a box of sweets.Gardaí are worried for the safety of a 30-year-old man who has gone missing from Carrick-on-Shannon in Leitrim.It has been over two years since it was launched but Apple Pay is officially available in Ireland today. Source: Chris Radburn#UK: George Michael died of natural causes, according to a British coroner.#INDIA: Police in India said they found 19 aborted female foetuses dumped in a sewer in the western state of Maharashtra.#THAILAND: Veterinarians in Bangkok yesterday operated on the 25-year-old female green sea turtle nicknamed Bank whose stomach was filled with coins.PARTING SHOTEvery now and again, a headline so perfect comes around that really puts things into perspective. At the moment, there is uproar in Russia that the new Beauty and the Beast film has a gay scene in it. But a headline from Australian satirical website The Chaser on Sunday has gone viral, as it points out a rather glaring hypocrisy at the heart of the criticism Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday Vera Twomey completes her walk, McAnaspie murder conviction and a tortoise full of coins – it’s the Fix. Get our daily news round up: Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Greek wharfie killed in tragic accident

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Dock workers across Australia paid tribute to a deceased Greek Australian colleague by stopping work for an hour on Wednesday morning. The action was planned to coincide with his funeral service that was held at St Stephanos Greek Orthodox Church at Hurlstone Park in Sydney. Nick Fanos, 49 died on March 28 while loading containers on a ship. According to Maritime Union of Australia delegate (MUA) Vasilis Tsilimos who visited the site shortly after the accident, everyone was in complete shock over the incident. Although, the exact circumstances of the accident are still under investigation it appears that Mr Fanos was hit by a container and pushed against a second one dying instantly. Mr Tsilimos knew Mr Fanos for over 25 years as the uncle and brother-in-law of the latter worked in the docks. Mr Fanos himself started working as wharfie in the last 6-7 years. “He was a very hard-working man and he came from Kafalonia Greece with his family when he was 9 years old. From an early age he was working hard and for many years he got involved with take-away shops,” Mr Tsilimos said. Mr Fanos’ death was the second one in an Australian port in less than two months. The accident sparked renewed calls from the MUA for the adoption of federal safety regulations for stevedoring.Hundreds of people including many of Mr Fanos’ colleagues flocked the St Stephanos church to pay their respects some of them still dressed in their work gear. At the Sydney port there are approximately 40-50 Greek wharfies working according to Mr Tsilimos. Mr Fanos is survived by his wife Ourania and his children Gerasimos and Evangelia.last_img read more

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Organes autoconstruits une alternative future à la greffe dorgane

first_imgOrganes auto-construits : une alternative future à la greffe d’organe ?Selon de nouvelles recherches, mettre au point des organes auto-construits serait une piste prometteuse pour l’avenir. Ceci permettrait de faire face à la pénurie d’organes à laquelle sont confrontés chaque année les médecins.Fin 2010, 10.000 malades étaient en attente d’une greffe. On recense, la même année, 273 décès faute de transplantation. Mais même en cas de transplantation, la vie n’est pas toujours simple puisqu’un traitement antirejet doit être pris à vie en parallèle. Deux jours après la Journée mondiale du don d’organe et de la greffe (lundi 17 octobre), les académies nationales de chirurgie et de médecine ont ainsi organisé une séance commune destinée à faire le point sur les avancées de la recherche sur le développement d’organes auto-construits.Ce procédé est actuellement envisagé pour le rein, le cœur, le poumon et surtout pour le foie, organe pour lequel la recherche est la plus avancée, indique TV5monde. Le principe consiste en fait à retirer de l’organe malade une partie de ses cellules et de n’en garder que la trame, la matrice, puis de recoloniser cette trame avec des cellules issues de cellules souches”Ce n’est pas une réponse aujourd’hui, ni un espoir pour les patients actuels”, souligne le Pr Henri Bismuth, président de l’Académie de chirurgie et l’un des pionniers de la transplantation hépatique. “Mais on sait vers où on va aller”, indique-t-il. En effet, les spécialistes n’en sont qu’au stade de la recherche et n’envisagent pas d’utilisation clinique avant dix à 20 ans.Des paramètres à préciser À lire aussiUne militaire blessée dans un accident se voit greffer une oreille cultivée… dans son brasParmi les nombreux problèmes que soulève cette technique, se pose la question de l’origine de la matrice : l’organe du malade, celui d’un donneur, d’un animal, une matrice synthétique ? Concernant la source des cellules souches s’agirait-il de cellules souches embryonnaires, de cellules souches pluripotentes induites… ? De plus, tous les organes ne seraient pas forcément en mesure d’être admissibles pour cette technique. Le cœur, notamment, est composé de plusieurs types de cellules. Ainsi, le Pr Philippe Menasché, expert de la thérapie cellulaire en cardiologie, s’est dit “sceptique quant à la possibilité d’auto-reconstruction complète du cœur”. Toutefois, il estime qu’il devrait être possible, à terme, de procéder à des auto-reconstructions partielles, par exemple d’une valve cardiaque chez un enfant.Pour le foie, par exemple, des organes auto-construits ont déjà été transplantés chez le petit animal. La prochaine étape sera de réaliser le même type d’exploit sur le gros animal. Bien que soutenant cette recherche les académies de chirurgie et de médecine ont appelé à rester mobilisés pour le don d’organes.Le 13 octobre 2011 à 12:03 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Aristo Sterling Global Financial to Break Ground on Luxury PI Condos Soon

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppWith the luxury market remaining healthy and demand for Paradise Island “greater than ever,” Aristo Development & Sterling Global Financial announced it will break ground on the first new residential development on the island in a decade, 38 elegant condominiums on Bayview Drive over looking Nassau Harbour.“The appetite for upscale residential properties on Paradise Island is greater than I have ever seen it and with all permits now in place, we are excited to share the news that we will break ground onTHIRTY|SIX in August,” said Jason Kinsale, Aristo President and CEO.The three-storey, ultra-chic contemporary style project will feature 38 residences ranging in price from $445,000 to just over $1,000,000. The property will feature an infinity edge pool, covered parking, 24-hour security and concierge service, a fitness centre, high-end finishes and amenities and ownership will entitle residents to numerous Paradise Island privileges.Launched less than six months ago with a preview event at Graycliff that drew larger than anticipated crowds, the new development is already 50% sold with the greatest interest coming from European, Canadian and American buyers along with Bahamians buying for investment or future use. THIRTY|SIX is yet another project by Aristo Development and the first in partnership with Sterling Global Financial, an integrated banking and financial services provider with more than US$9 billion in assets under administration and operations in The Bahamas and Cayman Islands. In May, Sterling launched Sterling Bank & Trust based in Nassau.“We are very proud to participate as equity partners with Aristo Development, a company which has a proven track record of success with fully sold out projects like Hampton Ridge and Balmoral and the ultra-luxury beachfront condominiums at ONE Cable Beach more than 50% sold prior to completion,” said David Kosoy, Chairman and CEO, Sterling Global Financial.According to Aristo Sales & Marketing Director Matthew Marco, the appeal of Paradise Island accounts in part for the success, but a large part is a reflection of Aristo’s reputation and a distinctive sense of style.“This is Aristo’s fourth project and its first on Paradise Island,” said Marco. “So whether people are buying for their own residence or for investment, they can look at the track record and see that Aristo does not just promise, it is a developer that delivers.” Related Items:last_img read more

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Soy Growers Urge Prompt Confirmation of Lighthizer as US Trade Rep

first_imgSoy growers are urging a swift confirmation for U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) nominee Robert Lighthizer to keep U.S. trade moving forward.The American Soybean Association (ASA) and other groups signed a letter to Congress late last week, stating quick action is vital to “putting in place a U.S. government team that can robustly engage in trade negotiations to further enhance U.S. economic growth and job creation.”In the letter, the groups emphasized the central role USTR plays in the development and coordination of U.S. international trade policy, and how important it is for the country to have a full team in the field, as major agreements like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are reviewed.“To ensure U.S. trade policy puts all Americans first, including U.S. food and agriculture producers, we believe it is of utmost importance to confirm the USTR as soon as possible,” the groups state in the letter. “We look forward to working with Mr. Lighthizer and other Trump Administration officials on efforts to develop and implement a U.S. trade policy that continues to promote America’s food and agriculture producers and exporters.”Click here to read the entire letter.last_img read more

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Deloitte US introduces paid family leave programme

first_imgAudit, tax services and consultancy organisation Deloitte has introduced a new family leave programme for its US-based staff, allowing employees to take up to 16 weeks of fully-paid leave to provide care for family.The programme, which launched in September 2016, takes a broad caregiving approach, helping to support staff who provide eldercare and spousal care, as well as those with parenting responsibilities. Both men and women are eligible for the leave.Mothers who give birth are also eligible for up to six months paid time off when factoring in short-term disability for childbirth.The programme has been designed to recognise changing family structures and to enhance the level of support available to Deloitte’s 78,600-strong US workforce.Cathy Engelbert, chief executive officer at Deloitte, said: “By adding supporting for eldercare, spousal care and children beyond the birth stage, Deloitte’s family leave programme provides our people with the time they need to focus on their families in important times of need.“Leaders often discuss how they can become more innovative, and one of the things that makes a big difference is to focus beyond business products and services and think about their people and the fabric of organisational culture.”Mike Preston, chief talent officer, added: “Our talent strategy is centered around our ability to create a leadership culture that is focused on the development and wellbeing of our professionals. Leading-edge programmes for our people, reinforced by daily interactions and conversations at the team level, instill a culture of support and wellbeing.”last_img read more

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NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Document Control Administrator at IBC Engineered Materials CorporationFull-Time Product Manager at Sager ElectronicsFull-Time Foundry Melter at IBC Engineered Materials CorporationFull-Time Service Technician at Cochrane VentilationFull-Time Quality Assurance Label Control Specialist at CutisPharmaPart-Time/Full-Time Presentation Team Member at TargetFull-Time Service Technician at AramarkFull-Time Screen Print Press Operator at AAE Embroidery & Screen PrintingFull-Time Team Member at SaversFull-Time Warehouse Worker & Driver at Northeast Air Solutions(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

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BSE closes points 14583 up on November 28

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 145.83 points up to stand at 20,566.09. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 34.75 points up to stand at 6,091.85. Coromandel International Ltd. and Suzlon Energy Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 9.02% and 8.76% along with Adani Enterprises Ltd and Dish TV India Ltd. with an increase of 8.65% and 8.33% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Nestle India and GMR Infrastructure Ltd. with a decrease of 4.24% and 3.55% along with Torrent Power Ltd. and Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company Ltd. with a decrease of 3.47% and 3.44% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 43.93 points at 12,306.41, while the banking sector is up 12.60 points at 12,455.21 and the realty sector is down 18.44 up at 1,335.76. The Indian currency is down 0.37% at Rs 62.37 per dollar.last_img read more

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Bangladesh govt condemns Priya Sahas allegation to Trump

first_imgA screen grab shows Priyabala Saha (L), one of the organising secretaries of Bangladesh Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad, talking to US president Donald Trump. Photo: UNBState minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam on Friday strongly condemned the allegation made by a Bangladeshi to US president Donald Trump saying that the government will look into it why Priyabala Saha did so.”I’d answered questions of various countries and NGOs both from home and abroad related to human rights several times in the full house of the UN Human Rights. Persons like respected Rana Dasgupta were also there. But I never saw anybody asking questions about allegations made by Priya Saha,” he said.Priya Saha is one of the organising secretaries of Bangladesh Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad.In a video clip that went viral on social media on Friday, Priya Saha was heard telling Trump, “Sir, I’m from Bangladesh… 37 million Hindus, Buddhists and Christians are disappeared. Please help us – for the Bangladeshi people. We want to stay in our country.”She also said there are 18 million minority people. “My request is, please help us, we don’t want to leave our country, just help us stay. I’ve lost my home, they’ve burned my home, they (have) taken away my land, but no judgment (is) yet taken please, please…”Trump was heard asking her, “Who took the land and home?” In reply, she said the Muslim fundamentalist groups. “Always they’re getting the political shelter, always.”At one stage, Trump held the hand of Priya Saha for a few seconds.Shahriar said the government will listen to her allegations and look into those.The state minister mentioned that president Donald Trump knows that false allegations are conveyed to him and the US administration gets information though their Embassy in Dhaka routinely. “We remain in touch always.”Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan said Priya Saha’s allegations have no basis as no such incident has taken place in the country.”I’ve watched the video conversation between Priya Saha and Trump. It’s completely a lie,” he told UNB.About criticisms of various communities while criticising Priya Saha, state minister Shahriar said, “This is also not correct.”Disapproving Priya Saha’s claim, he said such behaviour from a person who is engaged in various levels of society is not acceptable.The state minister also said Bangladesh is a shining example of religious harmony but many do damage to it for personal interest or not understanding the matter properly. “All should refrain from carrying out such activities.”Meanwhile, Molla Azad Hossain, acting superintendent of police in Pirojpur, also dismissed the allegation made to the US president.He said no such incident took place in Pirojpur and there is no authenticity of her allegation. “If anyone tries to harm the religious harmony here, law enforcers will take strict measures to prevent him/her.”Bangladesh doing something remarkableUS Ambassador in Bangladesh Earl R Miller, while visiting a Buddhist temple in city’s Merul Badda on Friday afternoon, appreciated Bangladesh’s religious harmony.Miller, who sworn in as US Ambassador to Bangladesh on 13 November last year, shared his experience meeting religious leaders from across the country and praised the religious harmony.”I now have enough perspective after being here for eight months and travelling so widely to recognise that Bangladesh is doing something remarkable,” he told reporters.The US envoy also said, “Everywhere I’ve gone I’ve received the same message, be it’s from Imam, priest and someone in the temple that no country can succeed unless it works together.”He said it is the lesson that his country and the world can learn from.Talking to UNB over phone, general secretary of Bangladesh Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad Rana Dasgupta said he is not aware how Priyabala Saha went to the USA and reached Trump.He said she was not among the three persons who represented Oikya Parishad at the ministerial meeting on advancing religious freedom hosted by the US Department of State.”I’ve nothing else to say,” he said, declining to comment on her allegations.The second ministerial meeting on advancing religious freedom hosted by the US Department of State was held in Washington DC. Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen attended the meeting.Delegates from 106 countries with about 40 foreign ministers attended the meeting at the invitation of Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State.last_img read more

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Four temblors shake Nicoya Thursday morning

first_imgFour temblors that exceeded three degrees of magnitude were registered between 7:38 and 7:54 a.m. Thursday on the Nicoya Peninsula, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) reported.The first occurred at 7:38 a.m., with a magnitude of 3.5. The second, at 7:52 a.m., had a magnitude of 3.9; a third, the strongest, registered magnitude-4.3 at 7:53 a.m.; and the last one was felt one minute later with a magnitude of 3.OVSICORI seismologist Marino Protti confirmed to local news Telenoticias that the quakes are aftershocks of the magnitude-7.6 earthquake that occurred in the same region on Sept. 5.He also said that the aftershocks of an earthquake as strong as the one that shook Nicoya “can go on even for years, due to the weakening of the fault during the event.”No damage were reported at the time. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Rams were expected to struggle on offense with the loss of quarterback Sam Bradford, but their defense was supposed to be solid. It wasn’t in a 34-6 Week 1 home loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Quarterback Shaun Hill left the game with a strained quad, leaving second-year man Austin Davis to control the Rams offense. They managed just two field goals under his guidance.And Arizona’s offense struggle for a good portion of the game, but came around when it mattered most. Carson Palmer threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to clinch a hard-fought 18-17 win over the Chargers on Monday Night Football.In Week 2, three of the four teams in the division are favored, including the Cardinals and Seahawks, who are both on the road for the first time this season.Week 2 Schedule• Arizona Cardinals (1-0) vs. New York Giants (0-1) – Sunday 10:00 a.m. @ Met Life Stadium (Fox)• St. Louis Rams (0-1) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-1) – Sunday 1:05 p.m. @ Raymond James Stadium (Fox)• Seattle Seahawks (1-0) vs. San Diego Chargers (0-1) – Sunday 1:05 p.m. @ Qualcomm Stadium (Fox)• Chicago Bears (0-1) vs. San Francisco 49ers (1-0) – Sunday 5:30 p.m. @ Levi’s Stadium (NBC) 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Things pretty much went according to plan in the NFC West in Week 1. The defending champion Seattle Seahawks raised their banner in front of their home fans and then dismantled the Green Bay Packers 36-16 in the league’s Thursday night opener. Marshawn Lynch ran for 110 yards and two scores and Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns.In Dallas, the 49ers took advantage of four Cowboys’ turnovers in a 28-17 win that was closer than the final score would indicate. The Niners led 28-3 at half on the strength of two Colin Kapernick-to-Vernon Davis touchdown passes.last_img read more

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