Opposition accuses human rights chief of interfering in Sri Lanka

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein had last week called on Sri Lanka to swiftly operationalize the Office of Missing Persons and to move faster on other essential confidence building measures, such as release of land occupied by the military, and resolving long-pending cases registered under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana told Parliament he will make a statement on the matter soon. (Colombo Gazette) Making a statement during the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein reiterated that the Prevention of Terrorism Act must be replaced with a new law in line with international human rights standards. He said the absence of credible action in Sri Lanka to ensure accountability for alleged violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law makes the exercise of universal jurisdiction even more necessary.Gunawardena said that the Foreign Ministry must make a statement on the matters raised by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. The joint opposition today accused the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein of interfering in Sri Lanka’s domestic affairs.Joint opposition Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena said that Hussein had recently made a statement on Sri Lanka based on misleading information. read more

UNsponsored CameroonNigeria panel to start demarcating border next month

Surveyors, cartographers and other technicians from Cameroon, Nigeria and the UN will deploy in the field for one month starting 7 March, travelling to highly inhospitable areas such as high mountains and thick jungle to assess the terrain and gather all the information necessary to identify individual pillar sites and boundary points, UNOWA said.A meeting is scheduled to take place after the completion of the pilot project in April and the field assessment will continue along the entire border later this year, UNOWA said after the Commission’s Joint Technical Team met last week in Abuja, Nigeria.Concrete pillars will be placed along the border, beginning in 2006, and contractors were already preparing bids for preliminary work, UNOWA said.The Commission was set up to assist the countries implement a ruling in 2002 by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the 1,600-kilometre border, which passes through oil-rich land and sea. read more

Manulife picks head of its Asia division as president of global financial

Manulife picks head of its Asia division as president of global financial company by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 29, 2017 7:54 am MDT Last Updated Mar 29, 2017 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – A relative newcomer to the senior ranks of Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC) has been picked to be the insurer’s president, responsible for its global operations including Canada.Roy Gori, who joined the Canadian life insurance and wealth management company in early 2015, has been responsible for Manulife’s Asia division.He previously served in senior executive roles in the Asia-Pacific region with Citi, a global bank headquartered in New York.As Manulife’s president, Gori will add responsibility for its Canadian, U.S. and investment operations and report to CEO Donald Guloien.His appointment as president becomes effective June 5.Gori is expected to relocate to Toronto from Hong Kong, where he has been based, subject to immigration approvals.Gori is an Australian citizen with an economics and finance degree from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from the University of Technology in Sydney. He has also worked and lived in Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong. read more

ICC sentences former Congolese vicepresident Bemba to 18 years in prison for

International Criminal Court (ICC) Presiding Judge Sylvia Steiner (Brazil), at the sentencing hearing of former Congolese vice-president, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo. Photo: ICC-CPI In a ruling issued in March, the United Nations-backed ICC had found Mr. Bemba guilty beyond reasonable doubt as a military commander responsible for two counts of crimes against humanity (murder and rape) and three counts of war crimes (murder, rape and pillaging) committed in the Central African Republic in 2002-2003. Mr. Bemba had been the commander-in-chief of the former Congolese rebel group, the Movement for the Liberation of Congo, as well as a vice-president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the 2003-2006 transition. ICC Trial Chamber III delivered the sentence today in an open hearing, where Presiding Judge Sylvia Steiner read a summary of the decision. Ms. Steiner indicated that the Chamber found the crimes of murder, rape, and pillaging to be of “serious gravity,” the ICC said in a press release. The Chamber also found that two aggravating circumstances applied to the crime of rape: it was committed against particularly defenceless victims, and with particular cruelty. In addition, the Chamber found that one aggravating circumstance applied to the crime of pillaging, which the majority of the Chamber considered to be the particular cruelty with which the crime was committed. The Chamber further found that Mr. Bemba’s culpable conduct was of serious gravity. Lastly, the Chamber was satisfied that no mitigating circumstances existed in the case, the ICC said. In light of his conviction, Mr. Bemba was sentenced to the following terms of imprisonment: 16 years of imprisonment for murder as a war crime; 16 years of imprisonment for murder as a crime against humanity; 18 years of imprisonment for rape as a war crime; 18 years of imprisonment for rape as a crime against humanity; and 16 years of imprisonment for pillaging as a war crime. The Chamber considered that the highest sentence imposed, namely, 18 years for rape, reflected the totality of Mr. Bemba’s culpability, and decided that the sentences imposed shall run concurrently. The entire time Mr. Bemba has spent in detention in accordance with an order of the ICC, since 24 May 2008, will be deducted from his sentence. The ICC also noted that the prosecution and the defence may appeal the sentence on the grounds of disproportion between the crime and the sentence. Further, the ICC said that the issue of reparations to victims under article 75 of the Rome Statute will be addressed in due course. The ICC Trial Chamber III is composed of Ms. Steiner (Brazil), Judge Joyce Aluoch (Kenya) and Judge Kuniko Ozaki (Japan). read more

80 surveyed in student accommodation in Dublin city are international students paying

first_img Short URL 10 Comments Image: Same Boal/RollingNews.ie 80% surveyed in student accommodation in Dublin city are international students paying average €250 a week rent A new report commissioned by DCC looks into student accommodation in the capital. JUST UNDER 80% of students living in privately-operated purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) in Dublin city centre are international students, a new survey has shown. The survey forms part of a wide report into student accommodation in Dublin commissioned by Dublin City Council and carried out by consultants EY, Coyne Research and DCC.In total, 214 face-to-face interviews were conducted with residents of seven PBSA buildings in Dublin city centre. The centres in question were: Monday 1 Apr 2019, 6:10 AM https://jrnl.ie/4570199 Share153 Tweet Email1 Dorset Point (D1)The Tramshed (D1)Beckett House (D1)Kavanagh Court (D1)Ardcairn House (D7)Binary Hub (D8)New Mill and The Tannery (D8)A total of 79% of those surveyed were international students. 43% of students came from outside the EU. On average they had a rent of €250-a-week. Residents said they spent on average €64 weekly in the local area. Notably, 91% of respondents said that the availability of student accommodation did not have an impact on their choice of college/university.Just under 100% (98%) of students surveyed had a room of their own, with the majority (62%) of residents sharing kitchen facilities with between one and four people. A minority (5%) spend more than €300 a week on accommodation. According to the report:Stakeholders raised concerns that PBSA rent may be unsustainably high, however there are concerns that there is little scope for developers to compete on rents due to the fact that they face similar planning guidelines and construction costs.Context The report was commissioned in September last year following requests from the South Central and Central Area Committees.Read: ‘It simply won’t be affordable’: New student rooms in Dublin will cost a minimum of €249 a weekPrivate student accommodation has shot up across the city in recent years, as declining private rental stock and projected increases in student numbers have driven up demand.A report from the Higher Education Authority published in September 2015 found that there was a serious deficit in accommodation for students in Ireland.The report found that the number of students in full-time third level education was set to continue to rise throughout the decade. Numbers across Ireland were expected to grow from 168,000 in 2014 to 193,000 by 2024 (a rise of 25,000).The HEA found that there was a deficit of about 25,000 student beds in 2014. This figure was also likely to increase as more and more people entered third level education.The National Student Accommodation Strategy (NSAS), published in 2017, has a target of overall supply of 28,806 PBSA bed spaces in the Dublin area by 2024. In the Dublin area, there are currently 76,381 full-time students enrolled in HEA-aided third level institutions, with 53,000 students enrolled in the ten third level institutions (HEA-aided and private) within the canals of Dublin city.There are about 6,364 student bed spaces within the canals of Dublin city centre at the moment, with this likely to grow to over 9,000 by 2020.The PBSA in Dublin is mostly built and operated by large multinational corporations like Global Student Accommodation (GSA), Hines and others. The report According to the report, student accommodation had a positive impact on the communities in which it was built. It found that PBSA didn’t force out private residential development from vacant and underutilised sites in the city centre.From a council briefing on the report:A review of recent PBSA developments in Dublin City has found that these developments have resulted in benefits to the local environment including the renewal of vacant and underutilised sites, the restoration and reuse of historic buildings and increased pedestrian linkages.The report also found economic benefits to local areas from PBSA. It calculated a spend of €24.3 million by residents in Dublin city during the academic year, and a further €1 million in tourist expenditure.  The report will be presented this evening to Dublin city councillors at the monthly council meeting.  Apr 1st 2019, 6:11 AM File photo. 18,830 Views By Cormac Fitzgerald File photo. Image: Same Boal/RollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Pourquoi de tels yeux démesurés chez le calmar géant

first_imgPourquoi de tels yeux démesurés chez le calmar géant ? Publiant leurs travaux le 15 mars sur le site de Current Biology, des chercheurs suédois ont travaillé sur des modélisations de la perception visuelle des animaux marins et suggèrent que les yeux immenses des calmars géants leur servent à repérer indirectement les cachalots, leurs prédateurs.Une équipe de l’Université de Lund (Suède), utilisant un modèle mathématique de la vision sous-marine, a testé les avantages de très grands yeux, en milieu aquatique. Des bénéfices évalués pour un large éventail de tâches différentes et sous diverses conditions de luminosité. Leur principale préoccupation : pourquoi diable le calmar géant a-t-il de si grands yeux (25 centimètres) ?À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Pour voir dans la pénombre, un grand œil vaut mieux qu’un petit, tout simplement parce qu’il capte plus de lumière. Mais pour les animaux qui vivent dans la mer ou dans les lacs, les propriétés optiques de l’eau limitent strictement la distance à laquelle les choses peuvent être vues. Grâce à des calculs complexes, nous avons constaté que pour les animaux vivant dans l’eau, ce n’est guère payant d’avoir des yeux plus gros qu’une orange. Posséder des yeux plus grands que cela ne fait que marginalement améliorer la vision, or les yeux sont [métaboliquement] coûteux à fabriquer et à entretenir”, commence Dan-Eric Nilsson, directeur de l’étude cité par Science Daily.Alors ? “La réponse est : bioluminescence – la lumière produite par les petits animaux marins gélatineux quand ils sont perturbés par un cétacé se déplaçant à travers l’eau. Il est bien connu que la bioluminescence peut révéler des sous-marins, la nuit, et les cachalots en plongée sont visibles pour la même raison”, poursuit Nilsson. Repérer le nuage bioluminescent pouvant auréoler le cachalot – prédateur du calmar – en plongée : telle serait donc l’explication des yeux monstrueux du céphalopode. Mais ces résultats pourraient aussi expliquer les grands yeux des ichtyosaures, reptiles marins géants aujourd’hui disparus, menacés par des prédateurs tels que les pliosaures. Le nouveau modèle peut également être utilisé pour prédire dans quelle mesure d’autres animaux peuvent voir sous l’eau. “C’est un outil puissant pour comprendre la vision”, conclut le chercheur.Le 17 mars 2012 à 17:43 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Message of Condolence from the Minister of Health Dr the Hon Duane

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 19, 2018 – Nassau – Today we mourn the passing of our dear esteemed colleague, friend, mentor and a giant of the health profession.  Dr. Cecil W.M. Bethel, a Caribbean and British-trained Physician, was educated at the University of the West Indies, The Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow, Scotland.Dr. Bethel was the first Bahamian to graduate from the University of the West Indies (UWI London) 1957.  He completed his internship at the Public Hospital in Georgetown, Guyana, between 1958 and 1959, and served as a medical officer at The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) in Nassau from 1959 to 1962.He served as Supernumerary Registrar at the University College Hospital in London from 1962 to 1964, Senior Registrar in Medicine, Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) from 1964 to 1965, and Consultant Physician, Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) from 1965 to 1968.Dr. Bethel was the first Medical Chief of Staff at the Princess Margaret Hospital from 1968 to 1972 and also served during that period as Senior Consultant Physician and Head of the Department of Medicine.  He resigned as Medical Chief of Staff in 1972 but maintained the post of Senior Consultant Physician and Head of the department of medicine until 1988 when he retired from The Bahamas Government Service after 30 years of service.  He has been in private practice from 1988 to 2014.Dr. Bethel’s contributions to the growth and development of the medical profession are legendary.  He was a member of The Joint Committee: The Bahamas Medical Council/The Medical Association of The Bahamas and a member of the committee to review and draft the Medical Act.  He demonstrated the highest standard of medical practice and ethical principles for physicians to follow.  He always made sure everyone was treated with dignity, fairness and support.Dr. Bethel was a charter president of the Medical Association of The Bahamas, a trustee of the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation, a past Director of Education of The Bahamas Heart Association, and Medical Advisor to The Bahamas Diabetic Association. He served as a member of the Board of the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) from 1999 to 2001.All of these accomplishments do not adequately describe the measure of the man.  Cecil Bethel was the consummate gentleman.  He was soft-spoken but firm and demonstrated by example – the life approach of a dedicated and compassionate doctor and human being.  This approach fostered a sense of trust, comfort and respect in the presence of this Bahamian pioneer and leader… sentiments shared by patients, colleagues and the hundreds of persons proud to have learned from his example.Dr. Bethel was made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Her Majesty The Queen in 1989.  He received The Bahamas Silver Jubilee Anniversary Gold Coin Award and the University of the West Indies “Distinguished Graduate” Award in 1998, and Medical Alumni Award in 2001.The medical community is saddened by the loss of this health hero and we will always remember him with great fondness.  He was a life well lived and Bahamians are healthier and richer because of his many contributions to healthcare.We wish to express our heartfelt condolences to his wife, children and family members.May his soul rest in peace.last_img read more

Focusing on a good life beyond cancer

first_imgKrista Colvin slowly wakes from surgery. She slips in and out of consciousness. In this dreamy state, she thinks more about when she’ll get to see her family than about the fact that she no longer has breasts. She had time to work through the impending physical loss in the months leading to her mastectomy. Krista, 43, was diagnosed in March with cancer. Now surgeons have removed her right breast, which had two tumors, as well as cancerous lymph nodes. Because Krista carries a gene mutation that increases the chance of cancer recurring, her healthy breast was removed, too. After she moves out of the surgical recovery area and into a hospital room overlooking Mount Hood, her family arrives from their home in Camas. Her husband, Mike, ushers Wes, 10, and Annie, 8, into the room. They catch Krista off-guard. She’s still hooked to oxygen and an IV. Her face is pale. She’d rather her children didn’t see her this way, but she can’t help but feel glad they’re there. She smiles. When Wes sees his mother attached to so many tubes, tears flood his eyes. Annie reacts differently. She can’t contain her curiosity. “Can I see?” Annie asks, hoping to peek under her mother’s bandages. “Mommy hasn’t even looked yet.” Krista replies. It isn’t until later, when a nurse helps Krista prepare for her first shower after surgery, that Krista examines where her breasts used to be. She removes the bandages and quickly studies her chest. Her wound is closed with tape. “Interesting,” she thinks, yet she doesn’t feel sad. Later, at home, she takes more time to look at herself in the mirror from all angles. Mike echoes her thoughts when he sees her scars — sort of like upside-down Ts — for the first time.last_img read more

Burglar caught on camera breaking into car stealing laptop

first_imgNORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – A car burglar was caught on camera in North Miami.Surveillance video showed the burglar rummaging through a vehicle on Monday night. The burglary took place at 11th Avenue and Northwest 127th Street.The man on camera got away with a laptop and tried to open the door of a second car, but it was locked.If you have any information on this theft, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 rewardCopyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Heres how Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 lovebirds ParthErica are spending time between

first_imgErica Fernandes and Parth SamthaaninstagramOf late, rumour has been doing the rounds that Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 stars Erica Fernandes and Parth Samthaan, who play the roles of Prerna and Anurag, are dating in real life.And now, the latest buzz is that a lot has been brewing up between the alleged lovebirds. The couple is going strong and is spending more time together than usual. A source told SpotboyE that Parth and Erica often arrive together on sets and also wait for one another to have afternoon and evening meals together. Not just that, they often leave the sets together as well. While there were speculations about Parth and Erica’s closeness earlier, it intensified when Hina Khan, who plays the role of Komolika, wasn’t invited for Parth’s birthday. It should be recalled that Erica and Hina are not the best of friends on the sets and it was also confirmed by Hina later. Meanwhile, Parth has been in news over his kissing scene with Pooja Banerjee on a show. Parth and Pooja, who play siblings – Anurag and Nivedita – on Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, shared a liplock in Ekta Kapoor’s web series Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain 2.In the web series, Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain 2 that stars Mona Singh, Ronit Roy and Gurdeep Kohli, Parth and Pooja play the roles of Faizal and Bani, respectively.As soon as the video was uploaded online, netizens were left angered as they found the on-screen brother-sister duo kissing in another show extremely odd. Some also condemned the makers and the actors too for including a kissing scene between the actors who play siblings in Ekta’s other family drama. Pooja, however, through an interview justified her action saying that she and Parth are not real life siblings and are just professional actors doing their job. Erica Fernandes and Parth Samthaaninstagramlast_img read more

Cardinal Signee Jessica De Filippo Canada Advance in the FIFA U17 World

first_imgStory Links MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Louisville signee Jessica De Filippo and the Canadian national team defeated Germany 1-0 on Sunday, moving the Canadian women into the semifinals of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup for the first time ever. Team captain Jordyn Huitema lifted Canada to a 1-0 win with a goal in the 83rd-minute.The Canadians had never made it to the final four of the U-17 tournament, losing in the quarterfinals in 2014, 2012 and 2008 (when it was beaten 3-1 by Germany). Canada tied Germany 1-1 and 2-2 when they met in pool play at the 2016 and 2014 tournaments.The young Canadians will play Mexico, which rallied to beat Ghana in a penalty shootout Sunday, in the semifinal Wednesday. Canada lost 2-1 to the Mexicans in the CONCACAF Championship semifinal in June.Twenty players on Canada’s 21-woman roster saw action in the group phase, with only goalkeeper Sophie Guilmette yet to get on the field.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Oculus CEO says Oculus Rift will cost more than 350

first_imgVirtual reality is still in that promising pre-release stage right now. Sure, we’ve all seen the demos, the in-development peripherals, game developers jumping on board, and various different platforms appearing. What we don’t have is virtual reality as a “thing” just yet. But it’s going to happen soon, and we’re getting close to figuring out how much it will cost us, the consumers, to enjoy.You may remember earlier this year Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe stated that Oculus Rift is a $1,500 experience. However, he was talking about the cost of the Rift combined with the cost of the PC required to run it. There were no specific breakdown and we haven’t heard anything about pricing since.Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has made the situation clearer, though, by stating that the Oculus Rift on its own will cost no less than $350. In fact, he says it will definitely cost more than that but is “in that ballpark.”Sony has stated that PlayStation VR (formerly Project Morpheus) will cost about the same as a new console. So it’s safe to assume that experiencing virtual reality at home will likely see you needing to spend $400 for the base kit. That’s on top of the hardware it hooks up to, as well as any additional peripherals you choose to pick up.That’s expensive, especially considering it’s not a device that works alone. Prices will surely come down, but early adopters will need to start saving their cash in anticipation. And let’s face it, you’re going to want the peripherals, too. They could be really expensive, though, if say, you want an omnidirectional treadmill or pay regularly to visit a virtual reality cage.As for why the Oculus Rift price hasn’t come down since the initial development kits launched, Luckey says it’s simply a case of more tech being added to them. Oculus is focusing on offering the best experience possible, not the cheapest headset. If the Rift is outside of what you can afford, there’s always the Gear VR which costs $99, but does require a Samsung smartphone.last_img read more

Samsungs Foldable Smartphone Can Fold Out Into a Tablet

first_imgStay on target Samsung’s 108MP Camera Sensor Is Coming to a Smartphone Near YouHuge Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Doesn’t Have Room For Headphone Jack It’s 2018, and the newest technological fad is upon us: Folding smartphones. Yes, we may have already gone through this phase with flip phones, but if you’re thinking it’s not impressive, you almost certainly haven’t seen what Samsung’s had up its sleeve lately. We got our first look at what’s coming from the mobile phone giant recently, and consumers will get their hands on it a lot sooner than they may have imagined: It’s coming to the public in the “coming months.”At a special event, Samsung’s senior vice president of global marketing, Justin Denison, showed off the phone to an eager crowd. It resembles a smaller smartphone when folded in half, but can easily unfold out into a larger tablet when it’s unfurled all the way. A new type of tech that Samsung has dubbed Infinity Flex Display powers the jaw-dropping folding screen. It’s durable, bright, and surprisingly malleable – you can fold it and unfold it as many times as you like without having to worry about ruining the screen’s fidelity.Photo Credit: SamsungAs far as apps go, the tech is able to run three apps simultaneously via Samsung’s new “Multi Active Window” system. It should be able to accomplish quite a bit when it comes to software as well, considering Denison’s mention that Google’s Android platform will be behind the new foldable display tech all the way.AdChoices广告Of course, the product shown off during the event was only a prototype for what the final project will eventually look like. It could be even more polished from there. Currently, the Samsung team is looking to offer battery life that’s comparable to what its Galaxy phones already feature, with a closed display size of 4.58 inch with a 21:9 aspect ratio and resolution of 840 x 1960 and screen density of 420 dpi. When unfolded, it sports a 7.3 inch screened a 4.2:3 aspect ration with a 1536×2152 resolution and screen density of 420 dpi.There’s more information to come as Samsung continues to perfect the newest addition to its latest and greatest product, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens as the months march on. Things are only going to get cooler from here.More on Geek.com:Can New iPhones Make Apple Cool Again?Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Plays Fortnite, Other ThingsSamsung’s Unbreakable Phone Display Passes Military Test With Flying Colorslast_img read more

No impediments in this love

first_imgMarriage in India is a ritual that most people hold close to their hearts. It is an event which involves lavish expenses, ranging from the bride’s dress to the catering services and of course the baarat. Usually it is the family of the bride and the groom that have to bear the expenses, but many a times, across the country, many organisations put together their resources to arrange for mass marriages. Bhopal, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh have recently experienced mass marriages. And let’s say, we here in Delhi also have an opportunity to experience a mass marriage this weekend. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’101 disabled couples are going to tie the knot on a lavish wedding ceremony organised by the Narayan Seva Sansthan (NSS). The NSS is a known charitable organisation based out in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The vision to serve and create a blissful matrimonial alliance for the disabled couples is the motto of this mass wedding ceremony which is due to happen on 14 and 15 June at the Ramlila Maidan Ground.Kailash Manav, Chairman, Narayan Seva Sansthan (NSS) said, ‘The organisation works with a motive of Sarva Jan Hitaya- Sarva Samaj Sukhaya, meaning- in the welfare of the public, in the happiness of everyone’. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe two-day free of cost massive event is going to be an extensive arrangement for the brides as well as the grooms who are ready to tie the nuptial knot for a lifetime. Registration room, hospitality room, control room, exhibition, physiotherapy, workshop, traffic control and other requirements have been taken care of, thereby providing quality time to the grooms and brides. One of the unique features about this event is the cosmopolitan culture under which the wedding will be taking place. Whether they be Muslims, Hindus, Christians or from any other religion, this unique occasion will witness the nuptial ties among various to-be-couples from several back grounds. The event is not restricted to Delhi, in fact not just restricted to India. Over 950 patrons from countries like USA, South Africa, Nepal and other countries will also grace the event, apart from the Indian fraternity who will be witnessing the event.Prashant Aggarwal, President, Narayan Seva Sansthan says, ‘To make this event a success, a meeting of Sansthan mandal has been organised. Under the directions of the Sansthan Mandal, several teams of the organization have started visiting various places all over the city; the team is locating physically disabled bachelors and registering them for mass wedding. We are trying hard to make the event memorable for disabled and also for each guest.’last_img read more

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first_imgVideo Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | November 12, 2010 Wireless, Cassette-Size DR System Introduced News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systemscenter_img Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more The CXDI-70C is a new wireless, cassette-size digital radiography (DR) system. 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HUD Chief Faces Questions on FHAs Financial Position

first_img In his first time to testify before Congress since taking over his post last July, HUD Secretary Julian Castro on Wednesday defended the decision to lower Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance premiums and predicted that the agency’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund would exceed the required 2 percent ratio within two years.Castro faced the House Committee on Financial Services and explained why he believes that FHA is in a “strong” position to lower its premiums by 50 basis points down to 0.85 percent despite the MMI Fund’s value falling well short of the 2 percent threshold it is required by law to maintain. HUD reported to Congress in November that the economic value of the MMI Fund  represented a capital reserve ratio of 0.41 percent.”We’ve taken aggressive action to improve our underwriting standards, including introducing a credit score floor, requiring a higher down payment from borrowers with a FICO score under 580, and imposing higher minimum net worth requirements for lenders—and FHA is back in the black as a result,” Castro said in his opening remarks. “Our Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund has a net worth of $4.8 billion, according to the independent actuary’s most recent annual report to Congress. It’s grown more than $21 billion in just two years. Even with the reduction, premiums are still 50 percent higher than pre-crisis levels.”Castro estimated that over the next three years, the recent lowering of the insurance premiums will save more than two million households more than $2 billion, bring an estimated 250,000 new homebuyers into the market, and create “tens of thousands of jobs.”One of Castro’s primary goals in his seven months as HUD Secretary has been taking measures to increase homeownership among Americans and therefore boost the economy.”So our actions maintain a careful balance between strengthening our fund and advancing our mission,” he said. “That’s why dozens of nonpartisan groups—from the National Association of Realtors to the National Community Reinvestment Coalition to the Mortgage Bankers Association—are supporting our measures. And we’ll continue to work with stakeholders to preserve FHA’s role as a champion for opportunity.”Some of the members of the House Financial Services Committee were not convinced that recent measures enacted by HUD and FHA were in the best interest of the American people, however.”If a private company operated the way FHA operates, it would be shut down,” said Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Missouri), Chairman of the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee. “Much of the capital FHA does hold has come from a taxpayer bailout and justice department settlements. I fear that has created a false sense of security surrounding the fiscal health of the agency. In spite of all this, the agency has decided to lower mortgage insurance premiums. This policy change squeezes what could be a more robust private industry out of the market and increase taxpayer exposure.”Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), chairman of the committee, was skeptical of Castro’s prediction that the MMI Fund would rise above the 2 percent ratio in the next two years. While Castro admitted that the fund is currently below the required 2 percent ratio, he would not admit that HUD was in violation of the law.”I sense you do not care to state the obvious, Mr. Secretary,” Hensarling said. “With all due respect, you’re relatively new on the job. Many of us have been here before listening to your predecessors, listening to Ms. [Carol] Galante’s predecessors, saying in no time flat, the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund is going to recover. We get all these rosy projections, and none of the projections have ever proven accurate. So we are concerned. After all these years, at what point does HUD and FHA intend to follow the law? Is there some point?”Castro responded that HUD and FHA were “working very hard to reach the 2 percent ratio,” to which Hensarling said, “If you’re working very hard, you just cut off an income stream. You just lowered premiums by 40 percent. That is revenue that could have gone back to help compensate taxpayers, number one, for their bailout, and number two, to help you get back to compliance with the law.”Castro then doubled down on his prediction that the MMI Fund would be above the 2 percent ratio within two years, citing its growth by more than 21 billion in the previous two years and safeguards that have been put in place to strengthen the fund, such as five insurance premium increases, a credit score floor, and the elimination of seller-assisted down payments. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News HUD Chief Faces Questions on FHA’s Financial Position February 11, 2015 543 Views center_img FHA House Financial Services Committee HUD Julián Castro 2015-02-11 Seth Welborn Sharelast_img read more

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