Trump jokes to Putin: ‘Don’t meddle’ in US election

first_img“Get rid of them. Fake news is a great term, isn’t it. You don’t have this problem in Russia but we do,” he said. Trump jokes to Putin at G20: ‘Don’t meddle in the election, please’ whatsapp Trump cancelled a meeting with the 66-year-old at the last G20 summit in November, citing Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian ships, but wants to improve their relationship in order to tackle issues such as reining back North Korea’s nuclear designs. “We also have. It’s the same,” Putin responded in English. US President Donald Trump (R) attends a meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin during the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) Trump positive Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUndoUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext RefinanceUndoDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyUndo Read more: Robert Mueller to testify before House over Trump links with Russia Michael Searles Asked by a reporter whether he would address the issue in a meeting with Putin, Trump said: “Yes, of course I will.” However, Trump was keen to highlight the positives and was optimistic ahead of the pair’s first meeting since a highly-publicised summit in Helsinki last July. As the Russian leader smirked, Trump turned to his counterpart and pointed his finger, saying: “Don’t meddle in the election, please.” whatsapp The US president met face to face with Putin today as the G20 summit in Osaka gets underway. Friday 28 June 2019 10:10 am “We’ve had great meetings. We’ve had a very, very good relationship,” Trump told media on Friday. “And we look forward to spending some very good time together. A lot of very positive things are going to come out of the relationship.” “It’s a great honour to be with President Putin,” he said. “We have many things to discuss, including trade and including some disarmament.” Read more: Putin says liberalism has “become obsolete” and praises “talented” Trump Donald Trump has playfully warned Vladmir Putin not to “meddle” in the 2020 US election, smiling and waving his finger at the Russian president. Tensions between Moscow and Washington have been high of late, with Putin recently saying they were “getting worse and worse”. He has been criticised in some quarters for appearing to make light of the scandal that resulted in a formal investigation of his campaign’s contact with Russia during his successful election in 2016. Trump, who has been criticised for his overly-friendly relationship with Putin, also sought common ground by condemning “fake news” as journalists gathered to catch them meet. A smile was maintained by Putin as the interaction was relayed to him by a translator. Tags: Donald Trump Vladimir Putinlast_img read more

Come for a new hip, stay for SeaWorld? San Diego bets on medical tourism

first_img Among the many issues that need to be addressed: Local hotels need to be equipped appropriately to handle patients recuperating from various types of treatments. Hospitals need to train their doctors to be culturally sensitive to patients coming from different parts of the world. They may need more interpreters. Or special prayer rooms. Or luxury cars to ferry patients to and from the hospital.Their cafeterias need to brush up on global flavors and culinary favorites, as well as faith-based dietary restrictions.Just building out that infrastructure can cost as much as $1 million for each culture or part of the world a medical tourism campaign targets, Woodman said.San Diego, however, is undaunted. City boosters have looked at the competition, and they like their odds. By Meghana Keshavan Nov. 29, 2017 Reprints San Diego civic leaders hope their sun-kissed beaches will lure medical tourists. David McNew/Getty Images Meghana Keshavan “We have sun. We have beach. We have hotel. We have hospital. We have doctor. Throw them all in a bowl and call it medical tourism?” said Maria Todd, a business consultant who focuses on health tourism strategy. “No, it doesn’t work like that.”“It’s a tough sell,” said Josef Woodman, who runs Patients Beyond Borders, a yearly publication that analyzes the medical tourism industry.advertisement Related: About the Author Reprints Related: In Jamaica, a push to market island getaways — with a side of surgery Privacy Policy “If we can get people to recognize that we offer exceptional health care — well, would you rather go to San Diego for a couple weeks in December, or Minnesota?” said Joe Terzi, president and CEO of the San Diego Tourism Authority.San Diego certainly has some top-notch hospital systems, including University of California, San Diego, Sharp HealthCare, Scripps Health, and Rady Children’s Hospital. It also boasts private practices like Human Longevity, which offers comprehensive diagnostics (at top dollar) from genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter.Such services might allow the city to position itself as a hub for “well care” — helping patients avoid medical crisis. Civic leaders are also pondering a campaign that would highlight certain highly ranked medical specialties (though they haven’t yet decided which ones to tout). Leave this field empty if you’re human: “Marketing was the last thing we brought to the table,” said Doug Geinzer, CEO of Las Vegas HEALS, the city’s medical tourism initiative. He didn’t have specific numbers on how many patients the campaign has attracted but said most are from the U.S.For now, San Diego is setting a modest goal of simple public awareness.“We don’t think we’re going to compete with MD Anderson or Mayo Clinic — they have worldwide reputations and names they’ve developed,” Terzi said. “We’re really just trying to elevate the opportunity for people to understand that San Diego is a center of health care.” Please enter a valid email address. “Why come to San Diego instead of Harvard, or Mayo, or Cleveland Clinic?” Joe Terzi, San Diego Tourism Authority Tags cancerhospitalspatientsstates “What’s totally irrelevant is the destination,” Pollard said. “The environment, the attraction of the destination — some cities have tried to sell themselves on that basis, but at the end of the day, that’s the last thing that people are interested in.”Funding for DestinationCare San Diego comes largely from local philanthropist Malin Burnham. The city plans to spend $150,000 in the coming year and another $250,000 annually thereafter.For inspiration, campaign organizers might well turn to Las Vegas, which has built a medical tourism industry by zeroing in on plastic surgery, bariatric surgery, fertility services, and some orthopedic procedures.But it hasn’t been easy. Before even launching the campaign, the city secured cooperation from the hotel and gaming industries, which draw most of the 43 million visitors who flock to Las Vegas each year. Then came the painstaking infrastructure development — from mapping out patient-friendly hotels to planning transportation logistics.Figuring out bundled payments, in particular, was critical: Patients flying in from around the world want to know the exact price of their procedure before they arrive. Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. A taxpayer gamble on medical tourism: Louisiana subsidizes proton therapy to boost its economy @megkesh BusinessCome for a new hip, stay for SeaWorld? San Diego bets on medical tourism Keith Pollard, International Medical Travel Journal. SAN DIEGO — It’s got sun, sand, top-flight biomedical research, and highly rated hospitals. But can San Diego really become a hub for medical tourism?City leaders sure hope so. They recently launched a marketing initiative — funded mostly by a local philanthropist — that aims to attract patients from across  the country and around the world. The pitch: Get your hip replaced or your cancer treated by top specialists — and then take your family to Legoland or SeaWorld.The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio are also bidding to become hot destinations for patient care — though they can’t promise any sparkling beaches. But experts say it takes a lot more than a slick marketing campaign to create a true medical tourism hub.advertisement [email protected] Biotech Correspondent Meghana covers biotech and contributes to The Readout newsletter. Local health care centers generally back the medical tourism campaign. In fact, some already have international reach. Sharp, for instance, for years has run a Global Patient Services division that evacuates patients who need emergency medical care abroad.But none of the hospitals is putting up any cash — at least not yet — to boost the marketing program. A spokesman for Sharp said that it’s simply too early to comment on the initiative. And the campaign, dubbed DestinationCare San Diego, hasn’t laid out much of a plan beyond internet marketing.While the term “medical tourism” can be a touch pejorative — it often refers to cheaper cosmetic surgery and dental care offered in countries like Mexico or Malaysia — it has a different meaning in countries like the U.S., Germany, and the U.K. Patients come here for high-end specialized care, usually to treat cancer, heart disease, or rare conditions.Patients from China and the Middle East, in particular, are often wealthy enough to pay U.S. prices out of pocket — and tend to perceive that that stateside care is world-class. But when they think of top U.S. hospitals, they’re usually not thinking of UC San Diego.“And there’s your challenge: Why come to San Diego instead of Harvard, or Mayo, or Cleveland Clinic?” said Keith Pollard, managing editor of the International Medical Travel Journal. Patients travel to hospitals based on reputation, not locale, he said. “Would you rather go to San Diego for a couple weeks in December, or Minnesota?”last_img read more

Laois minor ladies lose out to superior Dubs

first_img Pinterest Laois minor ladies lose out to superior Dubs Twitter Previous articleThis is what I’m studying: The Portlaoise girl studying Law in IT CarlowNext articleConway kicks Arles-Kilcruise to winning start over Ballyroan-Abbey Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. By Siun Lennon – 24th March 2018 Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Fitzpatrick added another point to her tally but Laois were to suffer three wides before Fitzpatrick converted a point from the Dublin kickout.Dublin’s Caoimhe O’Connor posed a serious threat inside the box and set up fellow forward Jodi Egan for her first point. Sullivan slotted over another point to put Dublin one point ahead on 0-4 to 0-3 after ten minutes.Laois were doing well earning possession on the ground and earned a 21 yard free which Fitzpatrick converted with ease. Sullivan edged Dublin ahead with two points from frees but Laois were running extremely well off each other, setting up Emma Lawlor to split the posts.Laois’s first big break came in the 19th minute with full-forward Sarah Walsh gathering the ball, turning her defender and sticking the ball firmly in the back of the net.Sullivan re-gathered Dublin with a free but pressure mounted with two wides in quick succession before Walsh would make her second huge impact on the match. Fitzpatrick landed the ball in front of her full-forward who gathered and landed neatly in the net for her second goal of the match.Dublin resettled with a great points from Laura Carty and Aoife Maher and a free from Sullivan but Erone Fitzpatrick sealed the scoring at 2-6 to 0-10 points at the end of half-time, giving Laois a two point lead.Dublin blaze a trial in the second halfBut Dublin came back out strong in the second-half, bringing on players like Alanah Coughlan, Niamh Hetherton, Sinead Wylde and Laura Quinn – who all had a huge impact on the match.Sinead O’Rourke got her first test in goals today with a brilliant save before Sullivan eventually converted a free for the Dubs.There would be a series frees converted by Sullivan to put Dublin back into the lead after 5 minutes.It wasn’t until the seventh minute that Laois got their first shot of the second half in, an Alice Walsh shot that dropped just short into the Dublin goalie’s hands.Disaster struck for Laois then off the boot of Laura Carty who slotted a goal into the bottom left-hand corner.Dublin continued their dominance with Sullivan scoring another goal and a point with Laura Quinn aslo adding her name to the scoreboard.Fitzpatrick struck back with a free but Laois seemed to fade away into Dublin’s hands for a large part of the second half. Midfielders Sarah Fagan and Maher added to Dublin’s point with Sullivan converting another close-range free.But Laois were determined not to fade into the background and three frees from Fitzpatrick and one from goalscorer Sarah Walsh kept them adding to the scoreboard and close the margins.Unfortunately for Laois the lead was too big and they finished the match eight points behind their Dublin counterparts on a scoreline of 2-19 to 2-11.SCORERS – Dublin: Kate Sullivan 1-11 (0-9 frees), Laura Carty 1-1, Caoimhe O’Connor 0-2, Laura Quinn 0-2, Aoife Maher 0-1 Jodi Egan 0-1, Sarah Fagan 0-1 Laois: Sarah Walsh 2-2 (0-1 frees) Erone Fitzpatrick 0-8 (0-5 frees), Emma Lawlor 0-1LAOIS: Sinead O’Rourke; Isabelle Fennelly, Jade Nolan, Zoe Keegan; Ciara Hughes, Elaine Daly, Rebecca Balfe; Nicola Ryan, Isabelle O’Toole; Erone Fitzpatrick, Emma Lawlor, Caoimhe Fitzpatrick; Alice Walsh, Sarah Walsh, Megan Walsh. Subs: Carey O’BrienDUBLIN: Chanice Dolan; Laura Dempsey, Eimear Loughlin, Faye O’Connell Bell; Hannah Leahy, Erin Healy, Maria O’Dea; Sarah Fagan, Aoife Maher; Jodi Egan, Rachel Brennan, Gráinne O’Driscoll; Kate Sullivan, Caoimhe O’Connor, Laura CartySEE ALSO – Remember the Game: Crowds flock to Dr Cullen as Laois get 2004 campaign off to winning start Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Council Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Community RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Rugby Home Sport GAA Laois minor ladies lose out to superior Dubs SportGAALadies Football WhatsApp Twitter TAGSLaois Minor Ladies Laois Ladies minor football team Dublin 2-19 Laois 2-11Leinster LGFA Minor Championship quarter-finalIt looked as if it could be a historic win for Laois at the end of the first half but like many Dublin sides, this team had serious strength and depth on the bench and blazed a trail in the second half.Erone Fitzpatrick opened the scoring for the Laois side in the first minute and set down her marker for a powerful display today in Annanough.Rebecca Balfe did well to stop the first Dublin attack before full-forward Caoimhe O’Connor put Dublin on the scoreboard in the third minute. O’Connor was joined on the scoreboard with teammate Kate Sullivan slotting over the first 21 yard free for the Dubs.Emma Lawlor then launched her first attack for Laois and was unlucky to have her chance hit off the crossbar, with the rattle of the Annanough net causing some initial confusion as to whether it was a goal or not – a possibility which was quickly dismissed by Stephen McNulty’s umpires. Facebooklast_img read more

RBC GAM introduces suite of core equity ETFs

first_img Companies RBC Global Asset Management Share this article and your comments with peers on social media RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM) Tuesday announced the introduction of the RBC Quant Equity Leaders suite of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), designed to offer investors and advisors diversified core equity exposure in Canadian, U.S. and international markets. The five new RBC Quant Equity Leaders ETFs are now available for purchase on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). IE Staff center_img “Investors and advisors are increasingly looking for well-diversified investment options that offer superior portfolio construction, growth potential and the option to limit foreign currency risk,” says Mark Neill, head of RBC ETFs. “These new ETFs address that need by expanding upon the popular rules-based investment approach of our RBC Quant Dividend Leaders ETFs to provide broad core market exposure to a diversified portfolio of high-quality securities.” Unlike traditional core strategies, RBC Quant Equity Leaders ETFs do not follow an index, but rather use a rules-based, multi-factor investment approach that seeks to avoid companies with low quality of earnings, expensive valuations and slow growth and applies a unique modified cap weighting methodology. RBC Quant Canadian Equity Leaders ETF (TSX:RCE) seeks to provide long-term capital growth by focusing on companies domiciled in Canada and following the rules-based Quant Equity Leaders investment process. This ETF has a management fee of 0.39%. RBC Quant U.S. Equity Leaders ETF (TSX:RUE, RUE.u) seeks to provide long-term capital growth appreciation by focusing on companies domiciled in the U.S. by following the rules-based Quant Equity Leaders investment process. This ETF has a management fee of 0.39%, and is available in Canadian- and U.S.-dollar denominated units. RBC Quant EAFE Equity Leaders ETF (TSX:RIE, RIE.u) seeks to provide long-term capital growth by focusing on international companies by following the rules-based Quant Equity Leaders investment process. This ETF has a management fee of 0.49%. It, too, is available in Canadian- and U.S.-dollar denominated units. Two new currency-hedged RBC Equity Leaders ETFs RBC GAM also announced the launch of two new currency-hedged ETFs: RBC Quant U.S. Equity Leaders (CAD Hedged) ETF (TSX:RHS) and RBC Quant EAFE Equity Leaders (CAD Hedged) ETF (TSX:RHF). The five new ETFs launched today bring the total number of RBC ETFs to 21, with over $1.2 billion in assets under management. Each of the RBC Quant Equity Leaders ETFs is managed by the RBC GAM Quantitative Investments team, whose members have over seven decades of combined investment expertise. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Govt. Enacting Appropriate Legislation to Deal With Challenges of Crime

first_imgAdvertisements Govt. Enacting Appropriate Legislation to Deal With Challenges of Crime UncategorizedAugust 28, 2006 RelatedGovt. Enacting Appropriate Legislation to Deal With Challenges of Crime RelatedGovt. Enacting Appropriate Legislation to Deal With Challenges of Crimecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail With international crime on the rise and getting more complex, law enforcement officials the world over have had to devise newer ways to tackle this problem.Consultant on Justice Reform in the Ministry of Justice, Canute Brown says that on the local front, the Government is pro-actively responding to the mushrooming challenges of crime by seeking to enact appropriate legislation, which in some instances, has resulted in amendments being made to several laws.To confront issues such as terrorism, money laundering and human trafficking, which have all crept into the Jamaican criminal landscape in recent times, Mr. Brown says the government is faced with the challenge of securing convictions in cases which might involve those issues, where evidence exists to justify a conviction.He explains to JIS News that in seeking to carry out the course of justice, “you want to, at the same time, ensure that the rights of the accused persons, those who are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty, are protected, and that they enjoy the guarantees under the constitution to a fair trial”.The government, the Consultant notes, is dealing with this by pursuing responsive legislation, with the reform of the justice system taking centre stage in its plan of action.Since 2004, the Justice Ministry has been looking to amend existing laws to strengthen them even further.Highlighting the work that has been done to date, Mr. Brown informs that over the past two years, “we have had to, apart from social legislation, such as the Maintenance Act, deal with the question of money laundering, the forfeiture of assets, proceeds of crime, and we have had to look at increasing the supervision of the police force, ensuring accountability and at least endeavour to attain standards that are internationally recognised and accepted”.“We have had to enact legislation to deal with extortion.we had to amend the Larceny Act, for example. We have had to deal with fingerprint legislation, because there is need to give the police the tools that are necessary to carry out their investigations. Very soon, you will be hearing about DNA, and legislation to put in place the framework or the regime for using DNA in crime detection and prosecution,” he adds.As fingerprints remain an important part in crime detection and producing hard evidence that links criminals to the scenes of crime, Mr. Brown explains to JIS News that the “new provisions that were put in place by way of amendment to the Fingerprint Act, enable police officers to take the fingerprints of a person charged, along with his photograph, at the time when the arrest is effected”.Previously, the law stated that the police would have had to take a person who is charged with an offence to the court and upon an order made by the Resident Magistrate, the fingerprints would be taken.“So this new provision empowers the police, from early in the criminal take the fingerprint of the person who is charged,” Mr. Brown points out.The revised legislation also provides for the taking of fingerprints of persons under the age of 18.Insofar as the Criminal Justice (Plea Negotiations and Agreement) Act is concerned, he says “there are some provisions for discounting sentences because of the co-operation of a defendant with the police authorities on a guilty plea”.Given that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is in charge of all criminal prosecutions in the island, Mr. Brown indicates that he has always had the power in certain cases to determine whether or not he proceeds against a defendant for a particular charge, proceeds with a lesser charge, or reduces the number of charges.He explains that while there is no formalised stipulation in the Jamaican law books that speak pointedly to plea negotiations, it is not an entirely foreign concept and in fact, there are situations where the police can indicate to a prosecutor that a defendant has been co-operative and supplied useful information that assisted in detecting other crimes or leading to the arrest of other persons.“In this new dispensation in organised crime, we have had to respond to this challenge and to introduce what we consider to be an appropriate tool. so the law authorises the DPP to enter into discussions and negotiations with persons who are charged, represented of course by his attorney-at-law, so there is no direct negotiation between the DPP and the person charged,” he informs JIS News.This is very important. It also means that a person who is unrepresented, cannot enter into a plea negotiation with the DPP and they have amended the Legal Aid Act, so as to make specific provisions for a lawyer to be assigned to a person who is desirous of entering into negotiations for plea bargaining,”Mr. Brown adds.He says the government holds the view that, “in order to get to the big players in organised crime, when you arrest an offender who may have participated in the crime with a bigger player or you need information from that person, that can lead to the arrest of others, then you should be able to arrive at an agreement with that person, where he will plead guilty to a lesser charge perhaps, in exchange for a promise from him to give information or assist the prosecution in securing the arrest and conviction of other persons”.Asked what were the safeguards within the legislation against a defendant wrongfully implicating someone else, Mr. Brown tells JIS News that while anyone could accuse another of committing all manner of crimes, the question of proof was critical.“If he [the defendant] lies to the court or the prosecution and implicates someone who is innocent, that person is going to be put on trial.” he notes.The plea bargaining legislation is also significant for other reasons, as it marks the first time the victim of a crime is mentioned in any legislation.“The victim has a right, or is entitled to be heard when a plea negotiation is agreed to between the DPP and the Defence. The DPP is required to inform the victim that a plea agreement has been arrived at,” Mr. Brown explains.He says the rationale for getting the victim involved in the process of legislative justice came about as, “for too long, the focus has always been on the person charged”.“That is why you are going to be hearing about the Victims Charter developed in the Ministry of Justice, dealing with victims, the rights of victims, so this is a first step,” Mr. Brown explains. RelatedGovt. Enacting Appropriate Legislation to Deal With Challenges of Crimelast_img read more

Respirator mask for supplemental oxygen saves lives of more than 2,000 COVID-19 patients in ICU

first_imgRespirator mask for supplemental oxygen saves lives of more than 2,000 COVID-19 patients in ICU Share MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Related Posts By EH News Bureau on May 3, 2021 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Add Comment Currently, the mask is being used by more than 137 hospitals Ventipeep, a new-age respirator mask, developed to administer supplemental oxygen (medically referred to as FiO2), is saving thousands of lives with its capacity to save patients from SPO2 levels of 50 per cent.Currently, it is being used by more than 137 hospitals including Nair Hospital, Fortis Hospital, Civil Hospital Surat, Ispat General Hospital, Orange Hospital, Sanjeevani Hospital, Yasfeen Hospital, Rajasthan Hospital, CMD Hospital and A V Hospital, amongst others.The second wave of COVID-19 has led to an increase in the number of patients needing hospitalisation and ICU treatment leading to a major stress on our medical infrastructure, scarcity of beds, ventilators and oxygen supply. As of the first week of April 2021, there were 4,02,552 active COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra out of which an average of 25 per cent i.e. 1,00,000 patients were entered into ICUs. However, there are only 11,587 ICU beds and only 5,793 ventilators available.Ventipeep can be used in the ICU, in the normal wards and even inside ambulances. All it needs is a simple 10 LPM oxygen concentrator (along with Ventipeep) to help ARDS, ALI, COVID- 19 patients or any patient in need of oxygen to stabilise and recover. It is also an excellent aid to small hospitals which lack infrastructure as it helps reduce the time needed for treatment and can be used in any ward of the hospital.Ventipeep is an affordable and time-saving device as it reduces the number of days of hospitalisation of a patient. It can also be used at home as it does not require a trained professional as needed to operate a ventilator. Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services COVID-19 patientsrespirator masksupplemental oxygenVentipeep Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 COVID-19 Updates News Comments (0) The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine storylast_img read more

Ex-Android chief Rubin set for devices comeback

first_imgHomeDevicesNews Ex-Android chief Rubin set for devices comeback Steve Costello Andy Rubin, Google’s former Android chief, is set to launch a consumer hardware business working across areas including mobile and smart home, Bloomberg reported.With a team of around 40 recruited from his former employer as well as rival Apple, the executive is apparently looking to create “a platform company designed to tie multiple products together”. However, this also includes a hardware effort, centred on a high-end smartphone with edge-to-edge screen and connector port to run accessories including 360-degree cameras.The report said Rubin attended CES 2017 earlier this month to discuss the project, including meetings with operator Sprint.This is an area that Google and Apple have targeted, taking Android and iOS respectively from smartphones into other connected home products. While Rubin and his small team have certainly picked a battle, the executive has good credentials in the industry.For example, he is founder and CEO of Playground, a $300 million investment fund and incubator backing entrepreneurs readying “software defined hardware”. This effort includes participation from contract manufacturer Foxconn, which Bloomberg said is in the frame as a partner for the new business.It is not the first time the ex-Android chief was linked with a hardware project.According to the latest report, Rubin set up a company called Essential Products late in 2015, and last year registered “Essential” as a trademark for devices and platform software. AndroidAndy RubinEssential ProductsFoxconnGooglePlaygroundsmart home Tags Author Google refreshes Nest Hub AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 16 JAN 2017 center_img Devices Google pulls plug on Android Things Previous ArticleChina calls for app store registrationNext ArticleBaidu hires Microsoft AI head as COO Related Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Google taps retail with NYC storelast_img read more

Montana Workers Comp Premiums are Nation’s Highest

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email HELENA – A new study says Montana has the nation’s highest workers compensation premiums.The study undertaken every two years by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services found Montana’s premium rates this year are $3.33 for every $100 of payroll.The median rate for the nation is $2.04 per $100 of payroll.The report, released this month, lists Montana as just one of three states that topped the $3 mark.Montana Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Webb Brown said in a statement Thursday the ranking is a black eye for the state. His organization called on the Legislature to change workers compensation laws when it meets in January.The business association says high premiums hurt wage levels and Montana’s image as a business-friendly state.last_img read more

Relay for Life Donegal cancel this years event

first_imgNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Relay for Life Donegal 2020 has been cancelled. The event was scheduled to take place for the 23rd and 24th May. Having consulted with the LYIT and The Irish Cancer Society, The Committee decided that the only responsible action to take is to cancel this year’s event. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Mr O’Connor gave assurances that Relay for Life Donegal will be back in 2021 and hopes that everyone who had committed to the event this year will be in a position to do so again next year. Previous articleDonegal has less than five confirmed cases of coronavirusNext articleGAA Programme – 18/03/20 News Highland center_img Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Relay for Life Donegal cancel this years event Twitter Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Google+ By News Highland – March 19, 2020 In a statement, Chairperson Robert O’Connor said that they have listened closely to the advice of the relevant authorities and fully respect the ongoing requests regarding responsible actions and behaviours.last_img read more

Judge Sets $500,000 Bond For Former Atlanta Officer Garrett Rolfe

first_img For Whom The Bell Rings Related Stories Share Updated Wednesday at 9:17 a.m.The former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks can be free on bond while his case is pending, a judge ruled Tuesday.Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jane Barwick set a bond of $500,000 for Garrett Rolfe, who faces charges including felony murder in the killing of Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man. The shooting by the white officer happened against the backdrop of demonstrations nationwide over police brutality and systemic racism after George Floyd died under a Minneapolis officer’s knee.Appearing via teleconference because of the coronavirus, lawyers for Rolfe argued that he is a native Georgian with strong ties to the community who is not at risk of fleeing or failing to show up for court and is not a danger to the community. A prosecutor argued that Rolfe, 27, had committed an unjustified fatal shooting and was a flight risk and might intimidate witnesses.Brooks’ wife, Tomika Miller, sobbed throughout an emotional plea to the judge, asking her not to grant bond for Rolfe.“I say no to it,” she said. “I say no because, mentally, I’m not able to handle it.”Barwick thanked Miller, noting that her appearance required a lot of bravery, but said she found that Rolfe met the conditions required for bond. The judge said Rolfe “is not a flight risk and I do not believe he is a danger to the community.”The conditions of his bond include wearing an ankle monitor, complying with a curfew, surrendering his passport, not possessing any guns and having no contact with victims, witnesses or Atlanta police officers.Police body cameras showed Rolfe and another officer having a calm and respectful conversation with Brooks for more than 40 minutes after complaints that Brooks had fallen asleep in his car in a Wendy’s drive-thru lane on June 12.But when officers told him he’d had too much to drink to be driving and tried to handcuff him, Brooks resisted. A struggle was caught on dash camera video. Brooks grabbed one of their Tasers and fled, firing the Taser at Rolfe as he ran away.An autopsy found Brooks was shot twice in the back.During Tuesday’s hearing, one of Rolfe’s attorneys, Noah Pines, denied the district attorney’s accusations that Rolfe shouted “I got him!” and kicked Brooks after shooting him. Pines called on Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard to release video of the alleged kick. Howard had made the allegations when he announced the charges five days after Brooks’ death.Executive Assistant District Attorney Clint Rucker said video footage shows Rolfe’s kick and a witness confirmed that it happened.Rolfe was fired shortly after the shooting and the other officer, Devin Brosnan, was placed on desk duty. The police chief stepped down less than 24 hours after the shooting.Rolfe now faces 11 charges in all. Felony murder is punishable by a minimum sentence of life in prison, with or without the possibility of parole. Brosnan, 26, is charged with aggravated assault and violating his oath and is free on bond.Lawyers for both men have said their actions were justified.Rolfe’s attorneys had asked the judge for a $50,000 signature bond, which would have meant he wouldn’t have had to pay anything unless he failed to show up for court.Rolfe’s attorneys gave the judge nearly 30 letters attesting to his good character. They also said he was a police officer doing his job, not someone who went out with the intention of committing a violent crime.“If Garrett Rolfe isn’t entitled to a bond under the statute, then nobody is, nobody for a murder case,” Pines said.Rucker had asked the judge to deny bond, but when she asked what bond would be reasonable if she chose to grant one, he said $1 million with a string of conditions.Rucker argued that Brooks was running away and posed no threat when he was shot in the back.In a statement, attorneys for Brooks’ family said they were “disappointed” by the judge’s ruling, but said it was “just one step in the long quest for justice for Rayshard.”“Rather than looking at this process as a series of ‘wins’ or ‘losses,’ it’s imperative that we continue to push for systemic change within our criminal justice system,” attorneys L. Chris Stewart and Justin Miller said. “From hate crime laws being passed to increasing oversight of members of law enforcement, our job is to ensure that positive change comes from this tragic situation.” Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Add to My List In My List ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more