ICJ to deliver verdict on July 17 in Jadhav case

first_imgNew Delhi: The Hague-based International Court of Justice on Thursday said it will deliver on July 17 its verdict in the case relating to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is on death row in Pakistan. Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017. India approached the ICJ in May 2017 against Pakistan for denying consular access to Jadhav.last_img


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Charlie Hebdo to Fire Moroccan Journalist Zineb El Rhazoui

Rabat – Zineb El Rhazoui, Moroccan-French columnist for the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, has been warned she may be laid off for “serious misconduct”, according to le Monde.El Rhazoui, who has worked for Charlie Hebdo since 2011, was told by the magazine to immediately leave her post ahead of a meeting where her potential dismissal will be discussed.Speaking to French daily le Monde, El Rhazoui said she was “shocked and appalled that a management that has received so much support since the attacks in January can show such little support to one of its own employees, and who, just like everyone else on the team, lives under threat.” El Rhazoui told the French newspaper that the magazine’s decision was likely a “punitive measure” for being among the 11 Charlie Hebdo staff members who last month called for all employees to become equal shareholders in the magazine. read more

UN forum hears calls for greater protection of journalists

An inter-agency forum on the safety of journalists, hosted by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, heard calls for UN offices and entities to work more closely together to protect media professionals and fight impunity for their killers.“Let us do our utmost to ensure that the media can do its indispensable work on behalf of humankind,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a message to the forum, delivered on his behalf by Kiyo Akasaka, the Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information.He noted that cyber-surveillance, digital harassment and censorship of the Internet had emerged as new barriers to media freedom.“The press can never be free if journalists and media workers are under attack. Those who murder, kidnap, harass, arrest or intimidate journalists not only stop the free flow of information, they stifle the ability of millions of people to have their stories told.“Quite apart from the violence and the suffering such crimes bring, I am also dismayed when they are not thoroughly investigated and prosecuted. Only by putting an end to impunity can we break this vicious cycle,” said the Secretary-General.Mr. Akasaka, for his part, highlighted the role the UN has played to uphold the freedoms of information, expression and association, which he described as fundamental principles in democratic societies.The UN Department of Public Information (DPI), he said, uses mass communication tools – such as the Internet, television, photography, radio, print and social media – to uphold the principle of freedom of the press and to raise awareness on the issue.The meeting was also addressed by the Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Irina Bokova, the UNESCO Director-General.Separately, Ms. Bokova issued statements condemning the recent killings of journalists in Peru and Honduras and demanding that the culprits brought to justice.Peruvian journalist Pedro Alfonso Flores Silva died last Thursday from injuries sustained when he was shot by masked gunmen in the city of Casma the previous day. As the programme director of the local Canal 6 television, Flores Silva, 36, had been the target of repeated threats, according to the press freedom advocacy Reporters without Borders.In Honduras, radio journalist Medardo Flores was gunned down near his home overnight on Thursday, bringing to 15 the number of media professionals murdered in that country over the past 18 months. 13 September 2011Top United Nations officials today urged better protection of journalists and greater efforts to ensure that those who kill or intimidate them are brought to justice, stressing that freedom of the press is a basic foundation of peace and democracy. read more

East Timor UN Mission says draft constitution has strong human rights provisions

The positive changes include the removal of restrictions on East Timorese with acquired citizenship and the extension of certain legal rights to both citizens and foreigners, according to UNTAET. In another move to strengthen human rights, the draft ensures that ratified international conventions, treaties and agreements will take precedence over national laws. The latest draft of the Constitution also allows police uninvited, night-time entry into private residences if there is a “serious threat to life or physical integrity” – a clause expected to aid victims of domestic violence, which UNTAET called “a major social issue in East Timor.” Previously, uninvited night-time entry was strictly prohibited. The draft also outlaws media monopolies, a revision recommended by the East Timor Journalists’ Association. The newest version, which was approved 9 February by the Constituent Assembly, is currently being translated for public consultation. UNTAET reported today that Assembly members will divide into groups later this month to gather nationwide public feedback on the draft. Any concerns or suggestions will be debated by the full Assembly before a final vote and signing ceremony on 16 March. read more

Worldwide implementation of Millennium goals mixed Annan reports

“Some Millennium goals have benefited from the hard decisions and courageous reforms that are needed. Others have not,” the Secretary-General writes in his first annual report to the UN General Assembly on the progress achieved by the UN and its Member States towards implementing the Millennium Declaration adopted in 2000.World leaders meeting that year at UN Headquarters in New York agreed to an action plan that would – in the next 15 years – cut in half the number of starving people and those who live on less than $1 a day as compared to the 1990s. The leaders also committed themselves during that same time span to fight infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, as well as deal with the debt problems of developing countries.While East Asia has made progress in reducing the proportion of its population that is malnourished or extremely poor, the number of hungry people in Africa actually rose by 27 million during the 1990s, Mr. Annan notes.The Secretary-General says that the successes described in his report showed that the vision set out in the Declaration was not “focused on horizons too remote for us to reach.” Much of the progress has been made by relying on strategies that combine the energies of Member States, international institutions and agencies with those of others, such as the private sector and other parts of civil society.”A coordinated strategy, with the will and resources to apply it, can make the difference between progress and retreat,” the Secretary-General says. “The poor, the vulnerable, those trampled by conflict or suffering under tyranny and discrimination – all are waiting for us to act.” read more

Fundamental risk for SaskTel after Bell deal to buy MTS report

REGINA – A report says the takeover of Manitoba Telecom Services by Bell poses serious risks to Saskatchewan’s provincially owned telecommunications company.The analysis of SaskTel says the “most fundamental risk” is that reduced numbers of carriers in Manitoba could lead the federal government to create incentives for additional wireless competition.“Such measures could reduce the costs for competitors and increase costs or restrict capacity expansion for SaskTel,” says the report which was released Monday.It says the first manifestation of that risk could be in establishing the rules for the newly repurposed broadcast spectrum 600MHz band in the next 12 months.The report says the 600MHz band is attractive for mobile services because it needs fewer sites for coverage and the signals are much better at penetrating buildings.But the 28-page analysis notes that in the 2014 auction of the 700MHz spectrum, most of the space ended up being acquired by Rogers (TSX:RCI.B), Bell (TSX: BCE) or Telus (TSX:T) in virtually every region of the country.There are further concerns that Ottawa could back away from a stated objective to have four wireless carriers operating in every market.The report says there’s also a risk that establishing Winnipeg as a western headquarters for Bell could “lead to an erosion of SaskTel’s share of the Saskatchewan business market.”“The big question will be with Bell on our border, what will Bell do in Saskatchewan? How hard would they come after our business customers? How hard will they come after our consumers?” said SaskTel president and CEO Ron Styles.Styles said the consequence could be “more pressure on the bottom line.” A hit to SaskTel’s net income could reduce the amount of dividends the corporation returns to provincial coffers.The MTS (TSX:MBT) and Bell deal still requires approval from regulators, including the federal government and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.SaskTel will be talking with those regulators, said Styles.“If you want to support smaller carriers, you need to make sure that there’s a regulatory environment that’s going to allow us to continue to thrive.”In wireless, SaskTel competes against three large national competitors: Bell, Rogers and Telus. Shaw does not currently have mobile wireless radio spectrum in Saskatchewan.Reports, including one submitted to regulators in 2014 by MTS and other regional carriers, showed prices are lower in provinces where Bell, Rogers and Telus face an additional competitor.Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has said prices will probably rise if the sale goes though, but service will be expanded into current dead zones and speed and reliability will improve.Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said the analysis is about making sure there’s a plan to protect SaskTel jobs and revenue. He emphasized that the risk analysis does not mean the province is looking to sell SaskTel, which is protected under legislation.“I don’t think that situation’s going to arise, but if it did, we would not do anything different with respect to the ownership of SaskTel without a clear and voted mandate by the people of Saskatchewan,” said Wall. by Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 20, 2016 11:22 am MDT Last Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 4:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Fundamental risk for SaskTel after Bell deal to buy MTS: report read more

Kicking off annual global immunization campaign UN asks Are you up to

While some 80 percent of children around the world, or 110 million infants, are receiving life-saving vaccinations each year, “one in five – more than 22 million children – not being vaccinated is too much for us,” according to the World Health Organization at the start of World Immunization Week 2014.Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele, Director of the WHO Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals, told reporters at the UN headquarters in Geneva that the impact of vaccines on people’s lives is “truly one of the best things that one could see out there”, likening the impact to that of providing safe water to hundreds of millions of people around the world.“But we can do much better,” Dr. Okwo-Bele said.Immunizations currently avert 2-3 million deaths each year from diseases such as diphtheria, measles, pertussis, pneumonia, polio, rotavirus diarrhoea, rubella and tetanus.He said an additional 1.2 million deaths every year can be averted if some of the newest vaccines, for instance against meningitis, pneumonia and diarrhoea where these diseases occur. He said 250,000 deaths due to cervical cancer in the near future could be saved if the vaccines are extended to all girls today.Dr. Okwo-Bele also said polio is on the verge of eradication. Moreover, he said measles can be eliminated all over the world. Already, measles in Africa has gone down dramatically and the disease is being eliminated in the Americas and in the Pacific region, including China.World Immunization Week, which takes place in the last week of April every year, is an opportunity to remind families and communities how effective vaccines can be, and to encourage people to take action to ensure that more children, and increasingly people in other age groups, are immunized against deadly and debilitating diseases.This year, with the slogan “Immunization for a healthy future. Know, Check, Protect”, WHO and its partners are encouraging people to learn more about which vaccines are needed to prevent deadly illnesses, to check to see if their family’s immunizations are up-to-date, and to seek out vaccination services so that all family members are protected. Health workers will be focusing on direct communication with the general public and Dr. Okwo-Bele said this will be done by encouraging countries to deliver information directly to people’s mobile phones and social media accounts.According to WHO, one important driver of the progress made to date has been the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), which celebrates its 40th anniversary in May 2014. The EPI has been established in all countries. Priority is given to some 40 nations where routine immunization coverage is lowest, and to the districts within those countries where children are least protected. When EPI was established, just 5 per cent of the world’s children were receiving basic immunizations. Now this figure stands at more than 80 per cent.In response to a reporter’s question at the press conference in Geneva Wednesday, WHO acknowledged that successful vaccination campaigns and the disappearance or near-disappearance of diseases has bred some complacency.”The important thing about complacency is that the number of susceptible people who resist or reject facts and information will accumulate, and the disease will come back, as you’re seeing in the United States with measles and whooping cough, which are terrible diseases,” said WHO’s Tracey Goodman, who works with Dr. Okwo-Bele.She was referring to the recent outbreak of measles in the United States, where reportedly more than 100 cases in 13 states were reported by mid-April, the bulk of them in California and New York City.“As soon as people see diseases return, people realize they could have done something,” Ms. Goldman told reporters, “It’s a tragedy that could be avoided.” read more

Serious incident at UK prison involved 60 prisoners and lasted 5 hours

first_imgA ‘SERIOUS DISTURBANCE’ at a prison in England has been resolved, the security company which manages the facility has said this morning.Disorder broke out at HMP Oakwood near Wolverhampton last night and was sustained through 2.00am today. Local police in riot gear were drafted in to help resolve the issue.According to Sky News, up to 60 inmates were involved across the five-hour disturbance. It is not known exactly what happened but it is understood that some weapons were used.G4S, which runs the prison, remained tight-lipped on what it described as an ‘incident’. Investigations are now underway, it said.Oakwood is England’s largest jail, housing 1,605 men. It was subject to a surprise inspection last year after which it was criticised for having inexperienced staff and high levels of violence and drug dealing.Most of the inmates are categorised as ‘C’ prisoners who are defined as those who cannot be trusted in open conditions but are not considered capable of escape.Additional reporting by AFPRead: Plane lands on New York City highwaylast_img read more

Ceasing online animal sales would make it harder to find unscrupulous dealers

first_imgTWO WEBSITES HAVE defended themselves against criticisms about the sale of animals online, after the DSPCA called for them to cease all of these sales immediately.Yesterday the society’s Chief Executive Brian Gillen said the online trading of animals is a “serious problem” as many of these pets are not properly vaccinated or micro-chipped. “It is difficult to source the origin of cats, dogs and all other manner of animals,” he said.In a straw poll of DoneDeal.ie and BuyandSell.ie in one morning, the DSPCA said it found around 11,000 advertisements for animals and called on the two sites and all websites to stop allowing this.A spokesperson for DoneDeal said that its loves dogs and “we continually strive to improve the welfare of all dogs across Ireland”.“The DSPCA calling on DoneDeal to cease all sales of animals on our site would actually drive the market underground and make it very difficult to track down unscrupulous dealers,” they said. “We would urge everyone who notices anything suspicious when it comes to dog breeding to report it immediately either directly to us or the ISPCA who we work closely with.”In a statement, BuyandSell.ie said it had not been contacted by the DSPCA but supports the charity’s efforts to improve animal welfare. The website also said it maintains “firm guidelines for the advertising and sale of live animals. Similarly, DoneDeal said it monitors dog ads and helps the authorities with information to help them investigate breeders.However the DSPCA’s Gillian Bird refuted claims that removing these ads would force the trade underground, saying that if the public don’t have the option of buying online, they are more likely to go through shelters and adoption centres.“It’s not like we’re going to have an illicit market with people just selling dogs,” she said. “What this will do it stop people from deliberately breeding dogs for profit.”Bird called on other animal welfare groups to join the campaign against selling animals online and urged the public not to buy pets in this way.Read: Charity warns public about ‘illicit puppy traders’ selling online>Read: Fifty puppies found in Dublin cars in animal cruelty investigation>last_img read more

Quinn backs Labour on whistleblowers… after Kenny tells ministers to air concerns

first_imgThe Garda commissioner has clarified his comments and the context in which he made those.I acknowledge that he’s cooperating with Government in implementing the changes that are there.I acknowledge that these issues came to light through the work of whistleblowers — and because of that, there are now serious and fundamental changes now being made which will bring about a fair, transparent accountable and effective system. A garda spokesperson has already said Callinan will not be withdrawing the remarks and has drawn attention to a statement issued last week in which the commissioner clarified what he meant and said the “disgusting” comment was “not in reference to the character” of Wilson or McCabe.Quinn statement Gilmore, Burton and Rabbitte have publicly backed Varadkar’s stance on the issue, since the Fine Gael Minister’s comments yesterday refocused attention the Commissioner’s remark last January.Burton told The Irish Times that Callinan should withdraw the “disgusting” remark . A Labour spokesperson said that the position of the party had been articulated by Burton, and this view was shared by the party leader. On RTÉ, Rabbitte echoed this view.In a statement issued just hours after Kenny told ministers not to air their concerns in public, Quinn said: “I wish to join with my colleagues in encouraging the Garda Commissioner to bring an end to the controversy surrounding the Garda whistleblowers following the report of the Garda Inspectorate.“Anyone in public office can, on occasion, find themselves in a position where their choice of words has been unfortunate. In light of subsequent developments, I believe it would be helpful if the commissioner could move to end the controversy.“It is important that the debate now move on to the substantive issues of how to ensure that there are adequate processes in place to deal with allegations of wrong-doing within the Garda. I have long supported the concept of a Garda Authority to enhance accountability and civilian oversight of An Garda Siochana. This is in the best interests of the Irish people, and the thousands of members of the Garda Siochana, who provide outstanding service to the Irish people.” Additional reporting by Órla Ryan & Daragh Brophy.First published 22.10pmEarlier: Varadkar says Callinan should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remarks – but gardaí say he won’tAlso: Garda whistleblowers’ use of PULSE system criticised by Data CommissionerRelated: The Tánaiste thinks the Garda Commissioner should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark Updated 10.58pm RUAIRÍ QUINN HAS backed his Labour colleagues in calling for the Garda Commissioner to withdraw remarks about two whistleblowers just hours after the Taoiseach said that any minister who wants to discuss issues should raise them at Cabinet “rather than have them aired in public”.Enda Kenny’s comments came after Transport Minister Leo Varadkar yesterday called for Martin Callinan to withdraw comments he made in January that the actions of John Wilson and Maurice McCabe, in highlighting problems with the penalty points system, were “disgusting”.Varadkar’s comments have been publicly supported by four of the five Labour Cabinet ministers including the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, ministers Joan Burton, Pat Rabbitte and, this evening, Quinn.In a statement issued tonight, after Kenny’s comments, the Education Minister urged the Garda Commissioner to “bring an end to the controversy”.Earlier, Kenny told reporters in Brussels: “I’d certainly have a preference that if any minister who has an issue to raise that they raise it at the Cabinet or raise it where we could have discussions and deal with them, rather than have them aired in public.”“I’m not saying that people have to be restricted in their views on anything but there is a process by which these things should be dealt with,” Kenny said.‘Clarified’ It’s the second time in less than 24 hours the Taoiseach has had to face media questions on the issue. Speaking yesterday, he declined to say whether Martin Callinan should apologise to two garda whistleblowers.Speaking today, he reiterated:last_img read more

EU nears refugee deal with Turkey

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram European Union leaders appeared poised to make concessions to Ankara to secure its cooperation in curbing migration into the bloc on Thursday as Greece remained cautious on the prospect of working with Turkey in the Aegean.Underscoring the relentless nature of the problem, as EU leaders met in Brussels, seven migrants drowned off the coast of Lesvos in the eastern Aegean.Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras used his presence at the summit to call for help. “Support for Europe’s frontline countries, with respect and solidarity to the refugees, is for our common European interest,” he said. As for calls by EU officials for joint Greek-Turkish patrols in the Aegean, Tsipras was cautious, sayingGreece was ready to cooperate with Turkey “always on the base of international law and the integrity of the accession process.” “But first of all now it’s time to take brave political initiatives in order to solve the Syrian crisis, in order to try to stop these waves of refugees in the Mediterranean,” he added.Tsipras’s comments came as Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias ruled out the prospect of Greece patrolling the Aegean with Turkey. “This would mean Turkish vessels entering our territorial waters, a move which could have long-term consequences,” he said.Reports suggested that Turkish officials and representatives of the European Commission meeting in Ankara were close to agreeing a package of concessions from the EU in return for closer cooperation on stemming the flow of refugees via Turkey.The deal would probably see Turkey receiving significant new funding from the EU for tackling the refugee crisis but Ankara also requested visa-free travel for Turks and the opening of six new “chapters” in its accession talks with Brussels. Any final agreement would have to be approved by the 28-member European Council.Meanwhile, the seven people who drowned off the coast of Lesvos had been among dozens of migrants on a wooden boat trying to get to Greece from Turkey. The boat collided with a Hellenic Coast Guard vessel off the island’s northern coast.Greek coast guard officers recovered the bodies of two women, a man, three children and a baby following the collision, which happened just after 11 a.m. Another 31 people were rescued and one more person was missing, according to the testimonies of the survivors.It was unclear what caused the collision of the two boats. According to an official at the Shipping Ministry, the wooden boat hit the coast guard vessel which had been sent to rescue the migrants. The tragic incident came just a day after another three migrants – a woman, a child and a baby – drowned off Lesvos.European Immigration and Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos is due on Lesvos today, with European Parliament President Martin Schulz and Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn. The delegation is expected to inspect reception facilities on the island.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

De Bruyne pleased with Man City comeback

first_imgKevin De Bruyne was glad to be back in action after making a goalscoring return in Manchester City’s Carabao Cup win against Leicester City on Tuesday nightThe 27-year-old midfielder has been sidelined for the past month with a second knee injury after sustaining another one earlier in the season.But De Bruyne made his first start for City on Tuesday at the King Power Stadium since November 1 and marked the occasion with the opening goal of the game.While Leicester did get one back through substitute Marc Albrighton, City held on for a 3-1 penalty shootout win.“I’ve been out so long, so to play 70 minutes is a really good sign for me personally,” De Bruyne told the club website.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I feel a little bit stiff but I’m happy to contribute again.”The Belgium international reserved praised for 20-year-old goalkeeper Arijanet Muric, who saved spot-kicks from James Maddison and Caglar Soyuncu in the game.“He’s [Muric] got veins of ice and did what he had to do, so it’s a beautiful moment for him”, De Bruyne said.Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay Gundogan and Oleksandr Zinchenko were the goalscorers in the shoot-out for City, who will next face Crystal Palace at home this Saturday in the Premier League.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for June 13 Car Stolen Guns Found Large Tree Branch

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, June 13, 2018:A gray 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor struck a pole at Middlesex Avenue and High Street. No injuries noted. Vehicle towed. RMLD notified. (6:15am)Dog Park was temporarily closed allow DPW to work in it. Animal Control Officer on standby. (7:28am)Animal Control Officer held raccoon escape from dumpster on Main Street. (11:07am)A resident reported a larceny from her apartment earlier in the morning. (2:59pm)A CareOne Manager requested officer take a report of an allegation made by a resident. (4:07pm)Police received report of multiple kids fighting in the grass area by Ristuccia Arena. Fight was broke up. (4:19pm)A resident recently purchased a home and just found a collection of shotguns/riffles. She does not feel comfortable handling them and asked they be removed. (6:05pm)A walk-in party reported her white 2011 Honda CRV from Metro at Wilmington Station on Burlington Avenue. Police entered vehicle into NCIC. A BOLO was put out. Gloucester Police located vehicle at their hospital, unattended. (8:36pm)A juvenile caller reported an argument with his stepfather regarding a video game. Police responded. (10:15pm)A Woburn Street caller reported her mailbox was struck by a vehicle 3 minutes ago. Police unable to locate. (10:27pm)A large tree branch fell on top of a  vehicle at Nichols Street and Fairmeadow Road. Vehicle towed. Road temporarily closed. DPW notified. (10:36pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 22: Evicted Tenant Leaves Behind Cat; Driver Issued Summons; Kids Playing Ding Dong DitchIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 6: Women Fighting Or Just Watching The Bruins?; Package Stolen From Porch; Coyote SightingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 5: Train Conductor Helps Locate Missing Puppy; Rented Trucks Not Returned To UHaulIn “Police Log”last_img read more

New income tax return forms expected to ease automation of expats claims

first_imgAn office of the Income Tax Department in Bengaluru. The department has released the new income tax return forms.TwitterRecent changes to income tax rules seeking more detailed information in tax return forms about expats claiming relief under the double taxation avoidance treaties are expected to make automation of the taxation procedure more effective, some experts say. The submission of more details required under the new rules will reduce the need for further inquiries by the income tax authorities, according to media reports.”With so much of adoption of automation, hopefully, this will reduce further questioning or need for clarification by the tax authorities as they will now have detailed information already with them,” said Kuldip Kumar, partner, PwC, as quoted in a report in the Economic Times.Expats are required to provide extensive disclosures such as tax identification number of their home country, assets held outside the nation and overseas tax residency certificate, in the income tax return filings if the assessee claims return, the report says.A director or shareholder in an unlisted company will have to disclose it with details and permanent account number of the company.The Income Tax Department has released return forms for individuals and companies for the 2019-20 assessment year, as the last date of filing the income tax return (ITR) is July 31 for individual taxpayers who are not required to get their statements audited. The changes to the income tax return forms are expected to help ease the automation of return filing.FlickrThe new forms require the expat assessee to provide overseas residential details along with tax identification numbers and residential status in India. Overseas Citizens of India and Persons of Indian Origin claiming non-resident status in India are also required to report the number of days they stayed in the country in the relevant tax year and in the previous four tax years.”The tax return forms released for the tax year 2018-19 have clearly tried to bring more transparency through disclosures for globally mobile employees who avail relief under tax treaties,” the Economic Times quoted Amarpal Chadha, partner, and India mobility leader, EY, as saying.Indian residents must provide a detailed breakup of salary including directorships held, unlisted securities, mode of donation payments and agricultural land details if farm income exceeds a specified limit, reports say.ITR-1 or Sahaj for salaried workers has not been changed but ITR of numbers 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 have been amended, sources say. ITR-1 is filed by individuals with a total income of up to Rs 50 lakh from salary and having one house apart from income from other sources such as interest and agricultural income up to Rs 5,000. An individual who is a company director or has investments in unlisted equity shares or has an income on which tax has been deducted at the hands of another person cannot use this form. Tax experts urge taxpayers to be careful and collate additional details and reporting requirements early on in order to be able to fulfil the reporting requirements of new ITR forms.last_img read more

Indias oldest jail gets its own Radio

first_imgThe oldest jail in India, Agra District Jail, now owns a radio station. This jail radio station will be the voice of inmates as they themselves will be preparing the programmes as well as broadcasting them. The jail radio is set to operate every day for an hour, between 3 pm to 4 pm.This radio project is the brainchild of prison reformer Dr Vartika Nanda, the founder of Tinka Tinka Movement. She will be the one to initially train inmates in radio programming and presentation. The jail radio has been named ‘Agra Jail Radio’. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe Senior Superintendent of Police, Agra, Babloo Kumar, was the chief guest at the inauguration and was extremely pleased to hear about the new initiative. He said, “This is something new for Uttar Pradesh prisons, and should be emulated in all the prisons of the state.” Tuhina, who is an MBA from IIM, Bangalore will be the radio jockey representing the women’s section of the jail. The men’s section will be represented by Uday, who is an MA in Philosophy. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAfter a successful first broadcast Uday said, “It was an enriching experience. My fellow inmates were also very excited to have one of their own radio stations and share their stories over the radio.” After Tuhina mentioned it to her mother and father, they were thrilled. “When I told them that we had our first broadcast, they were very happy that I have become a part of this creative project.” According to Dr Nanda, “This initiative is part of a larger project dealing with the research on Indian prisons with reference to Uttar Pradesh. District Jail, Agra has been picked specially for this project and will see more initiatives related to the communication needs of the inmates, in the near future.” The Superintendent of District Jail, Agra, Dr Shashikant Mishra, shared that the implementation of the jail radio project promises to be a novel undertaking. Interestingly, this radio will also see active engagement of children living with their mothers in jail. District Jail Agra, the oldest prison in India, was built in 1741 A.D., during the time of the 12th Mughal Emperor Mohammed Shah Gazi. A small room near the second main gate of this jail is now the site of a new chapter in the history of this jail.last_img read more

Hundreds of Mexicans in US registered to vote before deadline

first_imgHundreds of Mexican nationals living in the United States took to the 50 consulates in the country to register for the electoral process before the March 31 midnight deadline.The consular network of Mexico in the United States was open on Saturday of the long Easter weekend to accommodate those interested in registering for the process before the deadline.The consulate office in Dallas reported more than 350 people had shown up before noon to register for the upcoming July 1 presidential vote in Mexico. Francisco de la Torre Galindo from the Mexican consulate in Dallas said that about 600 people took advantage of the extended hours.As of mid-March, there were more than 629,000 credential cards sent to the consulates offices and over 490,000 of them picked up by Mexicans living abroad.The largest number of applicants for voter credentials was March 15 in Los Angeles with 82,000 followed by Dallas with 67,000, Chicago with 64,000 and Houston with 46,000.Since February 2016, Mexican consulates in the United States have served as the gateway to the voter registration process. The Institute National Electoral (INE) has taken advantage of the infrastructure of the consulates for the process of credentialing abroad, using the facilities with which they have to serve the public.The INE is responsible for sending the elector credentials to each applicant, then allowing Mexicans living in the US to register and participate in Mexican elections. The upcoming July 1 elections will be the first time Mexicans living abroad will be able to exercise their right to vote.The National Electoral Institute has called on Mexicans living in the US to vote and predicts that some 250,000 Mexicans living abroad will vote during the presidential election of July 2018.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Stranded sea turtle rescued from Cozumel beach

first_imgCozumel, Q.R. — A sea turtle that was stranded on Cozumel’s playa Chen Río, was rescued by several personnel from Campamento Tortuguero de la Punta Sur. The female was discovered by beach cleaning personnel from the Directorate of Maritime and Terrestrial Federal Zone (Zofemat) who found her lodged inside a natural indentation among the rocks. They happened upon the turtle when they arrived to clean sargassum. They immediately called the Tortuguero Camp in Punta Sur (Campamento Tortuguero de la Punta Sur) who sent help. According to her rescuers, she likely arrived around dawn to lay eggs, which takes about two hours. After laying eggs near a rocky area, she attempted to return to the sea, however, the tide had gone down, exposing the rocks. The female sea turtle fell into a naturally eroded area that was nearly her exact size, making movement impossible. Pulling her up at an angle required the strength of two men, who were able to maneuver her out of the impression and onto the sand. She was returned to the sea unharmed. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New Study Investigates Neuroimaging Use for Stroke Victims

first_img News | Digital Pathology | July 16, 2019 Paige Announces Clinical-grade Artificial Intelligence in Pathology July 16, 2019 — Computational pathology… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. June 1, 2016 — A person is admitted to the hospital with a stroke, but not much is known about whether or not that patient will undergo neuroimaging.A team led by Achala Vagal, M.D., associate professor at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine and a UC Health radiologist, wanted to see whether differences in race, sex and/or age mattered when it came to neuroimaging use. These findings, which showed a difference for young patients, men and African-Americans, were presented at the American Society of Neuroradiology’s (ASNR) annual meeting, May 23-26 in Washington, D.C.“Rates of diagnostic workup in stroke have increased over time; however, less is known about differences in utilization of neuroimaging for stroke from a population perspective,” she said. “In this study, we found that age, sex and race do matter as far as neuroimaging use is concerned.”This study used data from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke Study for which UC Department of Neurology’s Brett Kissela, M.D., and Dawn Kleindorfer, M.D., are co-principal investigators. The dataset includes cases from hospitals, clinics, coroners’ offices, nursing homes and physician offices from a five-county region that is representative of the United States for age, percentage of African-American residents, median income and educational level. Patient charts and imaging records from stroke patients in calendar years 2005 and 2010 were pulled by research nurses and reviewed by study physicians. The proportion of imaging use within two days of stroke occurrence or hospital admission date — including head computed tomography (CT) without contrast, head magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CT angiogram, MR angiogram and carotid ultrasound — was calculated.Researchers also calculated odds of using advanced imaging, adjusting for insurance, the baseline using the NIH stroke scale, patients who came to the emergency room first and the hospital type — academic versus community hospital.“In 2005, there were 3,471 stroke or mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack) events with imaging data available in 3,226 patients, and in 2010, there were 3,431 events with imaging data in 3,213 patients,” Vagal says. “We found that a higher proportion of males received MRI, 55 percent versus 51 percent, and MR angiogram, 36 percent versus 31 percent, as compared to females in both 2005 and 2010, with no gender differences in use of the other imaging techniques.“A higher proportion of African-Americans received head CT imaging without contrast, 96 percent versus 92 percent, MRI, 59 percent versus 51 percent, and MR angiogram, 41 percent versus 31 percent, as compared to Caucasians with no racial difference in the other imaging modalities. All imaging use except CT without contrast and carotid ultrasound was higher in younger patients, aged less than 55 years, as compared to older patients.”The odds of receiving advanced imaging was higher in younger patients (less than 55-years-old), African-American patients and patients who came to an academic center or were seen by a stroke team/neurologist. She says results also showed that odds of receiving a head CT scan without contrast did not differ significantly by age, sex and race.“The differences discovered in this study may be partly driven by age, with younger patients getting more extensive workups and partly by access to stroke expertise,” she says. “However, further understanding of the contributors can provide an important basis for newer lines of inquiry into environmental, socioeconomic and access to healthcare issues.”For more information: www.asnr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Neuro Imaging | June 01, 2016 New Study Investigates Neuroimaging Use for Stroke Victims Investigators find age, sex and race impact what type of imaging is used News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more Related Content News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. 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360 View Inside a Dedicated Cardiac Xray Room at Baylor Heart Hospital

first_img Loading…A 360 degree photo view of a Siemens Healthineers digital radiography (DR) room install and mobile Carestream DRX mobile DR X-ray system dedicated for cardiac patient imaging at the Baylor Scott & White Health Heart And Vascular Hospital in downtown Dallas. The hospital uses the systems to image cardiac surgical patients. The dedicated imaging department also has its own 64-clice CT system and a 1.5T MRI system.Find more on Baylor Scott and White Heart and Vascular Center. 360 Photos | Cardiac Imaging | May 20, 2019 360 View Inside a Dedicated Cardiac X-ray Room at Baylor Heart Hospital FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more