King Mohammed VI Urges Govt. to Provide Help to Victims of…

Rabat – Following the stampede that occurred on Sunday, King Mohammed VI “gave his high instructions to the competent authorities to take all measures to provide the necessary support and assistance to the families of the victims and the injured,” said a communique of the Ministry of Interior.Seventeen people were killed and 38 people resulted during the distribution of foodstuff by a local association in the commune of Sidi Boulalam (province of Essaouira).In order to ease the sufferings of the bereaved families, the Moroccan monarch has also decided to personally pay for the expenses of the burial and funeral of the victims, as well as for the costs of the wounded’s hospitalization, the interior ministry said in a statement. According to the same source, competent authorities intervened following the incident and ambulances rushed to the scene to evacuate the wounded into Essaouira’s provincial hospital to receive the necessary care.An investigation was opened under the supervision of the public prosecutor’s office to determine the causes of the incident, the source said, adding that the interior ministry has opened an administrative inquiry.Most of the victims are women. They are 14 to have died in this incident. The other three dead are children.according to Moroccan news outlet Le360, a local philanthropist was preparing to distribute foodstuff to the needy population of this town when he was literally overwhelmed by the crowd. read more

Cops raid Katunayake DVD store

During the raid the police found pirated versions of 303 copyright protected DVDs and 81 VCDs with pornographic content.The police seized five computers, 2 computer monitors and a printer following the raid. The police media unit said that 4 suspects were also arrested during the raid and they were later released on bail. (Colombo Gazette) The police have raided a DVD store in Katunayake and seized over 300 DVDs and Video CDs.According to the police media unit, the DVD store was raided following information provided to the police. read more

Senior loses over 10000 to bank scam

Norfolk OPP say a senior lost $10,000 in a bank scam.The senior got a call from a woman claiming to be a bank manager, who said a teller had stolen money from their accounts.The victim was asked to help catch the thief by withdrawing large sums of cash and to purchase Google play cards from stores throughout Norfolk County. The victim was again contacted to obtain activation codes from the cards.The suspect made other attempts to obtain more money but hung up after being told the police were going to be called.“The painful irony of this scam is that it is an honest individual’s desire to help catch a criminal that ends up turning that person into a victim,” Norfolk OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk said in a news press release. “Luckily, there are a few simple precautions that individuals can take to ensure they don’t fall prey to this type of fraud.”Here are some tips:Neither a bank nor police will ever request that you assist in an undercover investigation or ask you to withdraw money from your accounts. If you receive such a suspicious call, hang up and call police. Never give out personal bank information over the phone unless you have called your bank and they ask questions to verify your identity. If you do need to withdraw a large sum of money for a legitimate purpose, request a bank draft or a money order as this ensures only the intended recipient is able to access the money. Criminals will not accept these forms of payment because it creates a paper trail that can be used by real investigators to track the fraudsters. Check your bank statement frequently and report any irregularities to your bank as soon as you notice them. read more

Slumping oil leads to salary cuts for CNRL staff

Slumping oil leads to salary cuts for CNRL staff by Ian Campbell Posted Sep 9, 2015 3:05 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 9, 2015 at 3:17 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email It’s looking like there’s been another casualty for the Calgary economy thanks to the low price of crude.Canadian Natural Resources Limited staff will see up to a 10 per cent salary reduction for all of their Calgary and Aberdeen staff.CNRL Management has confirmed the salary reduction will be higher for higher salaried individuals.The news comes as the company revealed a $405 million loss earlier this summer after the provincial government raised the corporate tax rate.CNRL provided 660 NEWS with the following written statement. “Canadian Natural has been proactive in dealing with the low commodity prices, as well as the current fiscal and regulatory challenges facing the oil and natural gas industry. Our employees work hard every day to make sure that they are living our mission statement and conducting business in a manner that is “doing it right”. The challenges facing our industry are significant. In helping to meet these challenges, our more than 7,600 employees have made notable gains to become more effective and efficient, and we are confident that they will continue to do so. In this environment, Canadian Natural is taking additional actions to further reduce costs and to protect the robustness of the company by implementing a salary reduction of up to 10% for all Calgary and Aberdeen staff. The salary reduction is higher for higher salaried individuals.” read more

Brock prof says people have reason to be concerned over Niagara River

In his four decades of studying water contamination, Ian Brindle has learned that when something doesn’t smell right, there’s likely more to the story.That’s why the Brock University Emeritus Professor of Chemistry isn’t buying the story of the Niagara Falls, N.Y. Water Board that a discharge from a wastewater treatment plant which turned part of the Niagara River black on the weekend was completely above board.“There’s a lot of stuff that goes through those treatment plants so it doesn’t strike me as being necessarily benign from a chemical standpoint,” says Brindle, a renowned researcher who has spent his career studying water contamination in Niagara and beyond. “They need to educate people. They can’t just do this and then seek an apology after the fact. It’s disgraceful.”The black water discharge surrounded the Maid of the Mist dock area on the American side of the Niagara River and was visible to the thousands of tourists in the Niagara Falls area on a busy summer weekend.This week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, as well as Niagara Falls MPP Wayne Gates have called for an investigation into what happened.Brindle says it brings back memories from 30 years ago when Atlas Steel in Welland dumped chemicals into the Welland River that turned the waterway orange.“That was an extremely visible and very concerning event that happened,” he says. “But there we knew what was going on because we knew where it was coming from. With a wastewater treatment plant, you don’t know what you’re dealing with.“To say there’s nothing to worry about, I’d like to see the documentation. They should be reporting some numbers instead of saying ‘everything is okay.’ I’ve heard that too many times before,” Brindle says. read more

How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met a look back at the

The firer of cupid’s arrow has not been formally named but the Daily Telegraph understands she is Violet von Westenholz: one of Prince Harry’s oldest family friends. Miss von Westenholz’s… How did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet? Meghan and Harry, who will marry this weekend at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, owe it all to a mysterious matchmaker; the unidentified cupid who decided that the dashing English prince would be a perfect fit for the glamorous American actress. Prince Harry and Ms Markle have described how their mutual friend arranged the blind date in July last year that led to the announcement 16 months later of their engagement. The only clue they gave was that the matchmaker was a woman. read more

2013 dawns with positive views of Oyu Tolgois successful startup

first_imgWith its ore-processing circuit now in operation and just weeks away from producing its first concentrate, Turquoise Hill’s (TRQ) Oyu Tolgoi project is attracting significant support as it begins the new year on a countdown to attaining its near-term goal of commercial production. Macquarie Capital Markets, has affirmed its “Outperform” rating on Turquoise Hill and the Mongolian President has reiterated his strong endorsement of the project. Macquarie says “TRQ announced “impressive progress with mine commissioning” activities. First ore through the concentrator is expected before YE12, with commercial production expected in the April to June 2013 time frame, modestly ahead of expectations. TRQ expects to release 2013 production guidance for OT in mid-March and the results of the underground (UG) feasibility study in 2Q13. TRQ is “evaluating the optimum development plan and various sensitivity cases”, including “optimisation of the production schedule and expansions sequencing”. TRQ continues to target completion of the $3.0  billion to $4.0 billion project finance facility in 2H13. “We have revised our Oyu Tolgoi model to reflect our expectations of potential revisions to operating and capital costs under the detailed integrated development and operating plan (DIDOP). Phase 1 production (to 100,000 t/d) remains on schedule and on budget. We have revised our near-term production profile from IDOP12 levels, mainly to reflect modestly higher throughput (IDOP12 was ~93,000 t/d), and lower grade variability (particularly gold) in years 1–5. Operating costs are estimated to be 20% above original IDOP12 estimates, mainly due to higher UG mining costs and higher process and SGA costs. “Phase 2 production (to 160,000 t/d) remains scheduled for 2018 although we assume a more condensed ramp-up schedule given delayed UG ventilation (rectified with Shaft 5). Our estimate of capital costs for the expansion is now $6.9 billion versus the $5.1 billion estimate in IDOP12 representing a 35% overall increase to reflect scope changes (+10%) and capital cost inflation (+25%), mainly in the underground.last_img read more

Seabridge Gold to focus on Deep Kerr expansion and a second core

first_imgSeabridge Gold’s 19,000 m core drill program at its 100%-owned KSM project in northwest British Columbia, Canada, will focus on expanding last year’s Deep Kerr core zone discovery and following up on the strong evidence supporting a potential second core zone discovery at Iron Cap.  The highly successful 2013 program at KSM concentrated on finding an expected higher grade core zone beneath the Kerr deposit. This program resulted in the discovery of Deep Kerr and culminated in an initial inferred resource estimate at Deep Kerr totalling 515 Mt grading 0.53% Cu and 0.36 g/t Au – the highest combined metal values found to date at KSM. Last year’s program also found more evidence of a possible second higher grade core zone beneath the Iron Cap deposit.The KSM Project is a mining district hosting multiple deposits containing one of the largest known undeveloped gold and copper reserves in the world. Its composite intrusive complex hosts four known, large gold-copper porphyry deposits with demonstrated vertical continuity down to near-magmatic bornite-bearing core zones and upward through voluminous mineralised stockworks into near surface epithermal vein deposits. “This vertical zonation is typical of many of the world’s largest mining districts,” the company reports. In 2012, Seabridge concluded that the entire sequence of zones likely existed intact on its claims, leading to a concentrated search for core zones below the known porphyry deposits. Core zones typically represent deposits formed under higher temperature and pressure conditions, resulting in a mineralogical character usually associated with significantly higher metal content.Chairman and CEO Rudi Fronk commented that “our team is very excited about the potential for this year’s program. The Deep Kerr core zone discovery in 2013 confirmed our thinking about KSM-that movement along the various faults has not been enough to displace the core zones beyond our reach. Our success at Deep Kerr has also taught us how to look for more of these zones. Our first priority remains Deep Kerr, where we believe there is much more to come. We are confident that we can significantly increase the size of the Deep Kerr resource while also potentially improving its average grade. We also think we can find more core zones and that is our second priority for this year’s program.”Fronk noted that Iron Cap is especially well located for a second core zone discovery; it is the closest deposit to proposed infrastructure and mine plans already assume that it will be exploited from underground using block cave methods. “We think that, at Iron Cap, we may right now be where we were last year at this time with Deep Kerr. The last holes drilled at Iron Cap in 2013 generated well-mineralised intercepts up to 850 m long as well as some exceptional grades directly below existing resources including 51 m containing 1.38 g/t Au and more than half a percent of copper. We appear to be closing in on a significant discovery that may be more gold rich than Deep Kerr.”With the addition of Deep Kerr, Seabridge believes that KSM is now a top-tier copper project with grades that invite comparison with the world’s largest and most profitable operating copper-gold mines. While Deep Kerr was the principal focus of exploration work in 2013, the limits of the zone were not defined. The deposit remains open to the north and at depth, with the best results encountered at the end of the 2013 program towards the north end. The deposit is trending into the Sulphurets valley which may bring it closer to the surface and expedite drilling.The Deep Kerr drill program envisions completing between eight and 12 core drill holes along the strike of Deep Kerr to the north. Directional drilling technology will again be employed in an effort to minimise the time required to advance a drill intersection through the target zone. It is also anticipated some drilling will be directed to evaluating the depth limits of the deposit.Resistivity profiles along the plunge projection of the Kerr deposit were effective at identifying the characteristics that led to the discovery of Deep Kerr. This success will be used as a template for additional geophysical surveys to help define the targeting of additional core zones. Exploration at KSM has tested several core zone targets over the past three years; integrating this drill core data with newly obtained high resolution physical property data is expected to narrow and refine core zone targets effectively. The new program of high resolution physical property measurements will focus on areas encompassing the dip projections of the Iron Cap and Mitchell deposits as well as the direction of the regional plunge for the McQuillan target. Work programs will begin in May with drilling expected to start by early June.Seabridge holds a 100% interest in several North American gold resource projects. The Company’s principal assets are the KSM property located near Stewart, British Columbia, Canada and the Courageous Lake gold project located in Canada’s Northwest Territories.last_img read more

Protest expected over opening of Belfast Marie Stopes clinic today

first_imgPROTESTS ARE EXPECTED in Belfast today over the opening of a Marie Stopes private sexual health clinic in the city.The clinic will be run by Marie Stopes International, which describes the centre as “world class”and says it will offer a range of family planning and sexual health services.It will offer  the following services:Short and long-term contraceptive options (including condoms, injection, IUD)Emergency contraceptionHIV testingSTI testing and treatmentUltrasound scanningMedical abortion up to nine weeks’ gestationThe Stop Marie Stopes Campaign, organised by the Northern Ireland-based group Precious Life, is to begin a rally at 10am close to the clinic’s offices on Great Victoria Street.Northern Irish law only permits abortion up to nine weeks in order to preserve the life of the mother, or if continuing with the pregnancy will result in serious risks to the physical or mental health of the mother. Terminations will be available to women across the island of Ireland, under medical advice.Marie Stopes International has acknowledged a rally is to take place in protest against its opening in Belfast, but has urged supporters not to counter protest.On its website, it says:We are aware that some groups may be planning protests against the opening of the centre on Thursday. In response to these planned protests we have been working with the police in order to protect the women and men coming to our centre, and to ensure public safety. We would therefore ask that people consider not organising or attending any counter protests.The organisation suggests:If you would like to show your support for the centre, we would encourage you to continue to do so using social and traditional media.Meanwhile, Northern Ireland’s Health Minister, Edwin Poots, said that the clinic will be monitored and regulated, and he is seeking advice on how to do this.Read: NI health minister taking legal advice on regulating abortion clinic>Read: ‘Don’t counter-demonstrate in Belfast’, Marie Stopes International urges>last_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Wednesday

first_imgOver 30,000 people signed a petition to prevent the Sisters of Charity becoming owners of the new national maternity hospital.There were massive delays on the M50 after a jackknifed truck blocked a slip road.Irish Rail reported to gardaí an incident where a woman told a man to “fuck off back to India” on a Limerick train.An inquest heard how a man was crushed to death beneath 40 tonnes of cheese in a workplace accident in Dublin.Gardaí have been unable to identify a man whose body was found on a Bray beach in March.Irish house prices are up a huge 11% – and more price rises could be on the way.Eir and Meteor customers in parts of the country were left with no coverage for most of the afternoon.The Irish music community paid tribute to Patrick ‘Fitzy’ Fitzpatrick, a keyboardist with Aslan and others, who died today.Dublin is getting a new way to fly to Australia.INTERNATIONAL Game on for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on the campaign trail in Croydon, south London. Source: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images#CAMPAIGN TRAIL: The UK House of Commons voted overwhelmingly to hold a general election on 8 June.#END OF THE LINE: Embattled host Bill O’Reilly has been shown the door at Fox News amid allegations of sexual harassment.#VERIFIED BY VISA: New Zealand has followed the example of Australia by tightening its rules on skilled workers entering the country.PARTING SHOTThe squad for the British and Irish Lions rugby team to face the all-conquering New Zealand was announced today.There’s 11 Irishmen in the squad, but BT Sport made a bit of a faux-pax – to say the least – when they tweeted a graphic of the number of players in the squad by country.(via TheDailyEdge) Source: tHREE rED kINGS Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday A petition to prevent the Sisters of Charity owning the maternity hospital and chaos on the M50 are just some of the main stories today. Short URL Share Tweet Email Get our daily news round up: 13,315 Views NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Health Minister Simon Harris pointing to a scale model of the new maternity hospital Source: Sam Boal/ Apr 19th 2017, 9:00 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 7 Comments By Sean Murray Wednesday 19 Apr 2017, 9:00 PMlast_img read more

FATCA Legislations Delayed Implementation

first_img Nigueal Streete to take reigns of FSC with Higgins departure Turks and Caicos named in Cayman Islands fraud investigation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Sept 2014 – Turks and Caicos Islanders are prepared to renounce American citizenship in the face of the coming FATCA legislation being enacted; but for now it is delayed implementation in the TCI. Magnetic Media spoke to FSC managing Director, Kevin Higgins last week who explained what’s happening as full enactment approaches. FATCA or Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act requires there to be reporting on all Americans and their bank accounts in the islands. Higgins also confirmed that the FSC and other local companies supported the SEC investigation of an alleged Ponzi scheme; an improvement from four years ago when the TCI was seen as a haven and not at all helpful in these white collar crime probes. Ministry of Finance issues guidelines for Financial Institutions with US and UK Clients Related Items:fatca, kevin higgins, ponzilast_img read more

Family home no haven from traffic

first_imgCrash into home allegedly driver’s second hit-and-run within minutes.Josh De Luca is doing pretty well, considering the 3-year-old was catapulted across his family’s garage when a car slammed into the home on Sunday evening.It wasn’t the first time a driver smacked his or her car into the De Lucas’ Salmon Creek home. In fact, the family had just finished repairs in their kitchen from the last time a car ran into their house at the intersection of Northeast 150th Street and Northeast 20th Avenue.Sunday was the first time that anyone — besides the driver — was hurt in a crash, the family said. Cody De Luca was preparing dinner Sunday night when a car, allegedly driven by Rajneel Singh, slammed into the family’s garage. Her husband, Steven, and son, Josh, were walking from the garage into the house when the incident happened. Steven was ahead of Josh, who stopped to pick up something on a table directly in front of the impact site, his dad said.“We heard a low kind of crash, then it sounded like it exploded,” Cody said. She didn’t think that something ran into her garage; she thought something exploded inside it.“At first, we heard something. Then we looked at each other,” Steven said. He then ran back into the garage, jumped over the pile of debris and looked for Josh. “The look on his face was indescribable.”last_img read more

Police Smart car driver hits fire truck flees

first_imgA Portland woman was arrested early Sunday morning in Clark County after she allegedly drove a Smart car through a red light, collided with a fire truck and fled the scene. At about 3:15 a.m., a Vancouver Fire Department fire truck was traveling west on Northeast 119th Street through the intersection at 87th Avenue. The fire truck had the green light, but its driver noticed that a red 2013 Smart car traveling north on 87th Avenue wasn’t stopping for its red light, said Clark County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Fred Neiman. The driver of the fire truck slammed on the brakes but still hit the passenger side of the Smart car as it drove through the intersection, Neiman said. The car “spun out, stopped and immediately took off,” he said. The woman soon pulled over to check out the damage to her vehicle, allowing the fire truck to catch up to her car. But once the fire truck reached her, the woman drove away again, Neiman said. Police followed her car, but the woman wouldn’t pull over, Neiman said. The Smart car eventually crashed at the 5500 block of Northeast 139th Street, and police arrested 21-year-old Jillian A. Sharp on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and felony hit-and-run, Neiman said.last_img read more

PDS rice smuggling gang busted five arrested

first_imgHyderabad: On the tip off, the Malkajgiri zone SOT under Rachakonda Police Commissionerate on Friday conducted raids on warehouses at SV Nagar in Nagaram and arrested five accused on charge of diversion of rice meant for public distribution system. The police also seized 40 tonnes of rice. The police said the accused had stashed away the rice meant for public distribution system in warehouses under the limits of Keesara police station for transporting it to other states and earning easy money. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us The police also seized and auto-rickshaw trolley, a two-wheeler and two mobile phones, all worth Rs 8.7 lakh from the possession of the accused. According to SOT police, the accused Mohammad Ghayasoddin (32), Mohammed Asgar Hussain (24), Mohammed Tabrez (19), Mohammed Bilal (19) and Mohammed Afsar (18) had been carrying on illegal trade of PDS rice. The main organiser is Mohammad Ghayasoddin. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us The police said the accused used to make a deal with buyers or rice millers from different States after accumulating 50 tonnes of rice illegally. The accused along with the seized property were handed tover to the Keesara police. A case was registered under Section 420, 406 IPC and Section 7 of Essential Commodities (EC) Act.last_img read more

Traffic curbs tomorrow for EidulZuha

first_imgHyderabad: City Commissioner of Police Anjani Kumar has issued traffic restrictions on Saturday and requested the general public that in order to facilitate proper control and regulation of traffic in connection with Eid-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) prayers at Mir Alam Tank Eidgah and at Hockey Ground at Masab Tank on Monday from 8.00 am to 11.30 am. The traffic coming from Puranapul, Kamatipura, Kishanbagh towards the Eidgah, Mir Alam Tank for prayers will be allowed through Bahadurpura X Roads from 8.00 am to 11.30 am and they should park vehicles at parking places mentioned below. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us During this period, the general vehicular traffic will not be allowed towards Eidgah, Tadban and it will be diverted at Bahadurpura ‘X’ Roads towards Kishanbagh, Kamatipura and Puranapul etc. The general traffic will not be allowed towards Eidgah, Tadbun and it will be diverted at Bahadurpura ‘X’ Roads towards Kishanbagh, Kamatipura and Puranapul etc and parking place at parking area of Zoo Park. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us The traffic coming from Shivarampally and Danamma Huts towards the Eidgah, for prayers will be allowed through Dannama Huts X Roads from 8.00 am to 11.30 am and they should park vehicles at Yousuf Parking, Mazaar Parking, Jayesh Parking, besides Modern Saw Mill parking in front of Eidgah main road, Mir Alam filter bed and Yadav Parking (for four Wheelers). Advertise With Us During this period, the general traffic will not be allowed towards Eidgah and it will be diverted at Danamma Huts ‘X’ Roads towards Shastripuram, NS Kunta, etc. The traffic coming from Kalapathar towards the Eidgah for prayers will be allowed through Kalapathar police station from 8.00 am to 11.30 am and they should park vehicles at Bhayya Parking, Modern Petrol bunk and BNK Colony. During this period, the general traffic will not be allowed towards Eidgah and it will be diverted at Kalapathar PS towards Mochi Colony, Bahadurpura, Shamsheergunj and Nawab Saheb Kunta. From 8.00 am to 11.30 am the heavy vehicles coming from Puranapul towards Bahadurpura will be diverted towards Jiaguda and City College side till the entire congregation disperses from the Eidgah. From 8.00 am to 11.30 am the heavy vehicles coming from Shamshabad, Rajendra Nagar and Mailardevpally towards Bahadurpura will be diverted towards Aramghar Junction towards Shamshabad or Rajendra Nagar or Mailardevpally sides till the entire congregation disperses after prayers from the Eidgah.last_img read more

3 people killed in gunfights

first_imgTwo suspected drug traders and an alleged robber were killed in separate incidents of reported gunfights in Kushtia and Mymensingh districts early Wednesday, reports UNB.In Kushtia, two suspected drug traders were killed in separate incidents of reported gunfights between two groups of criminals in Sadar and Doulatpur upazilas early Wednesday.Acting on secret information that two groups of ‘drug peddlers’ were exchanging bullets, a team of police went to Kaburhat Madrasha Para in Sadar upazila around 2am, said Nasir Uddin, officer-in-charge of Kushtia model police station.Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the criminals opened fire to police, forcing them to fire back in self-defence. Later, police recovered an unidentified man, injured with bullets and took him to Kushita General Hospital where physicians declared him dead. One foreign pistol and 800 pieces of yaba tablets were recovered from the spot, the OC added.In another incident, a team of police conducted a drive at Muslimnagar Field in Daulatpur upazila where a group of criminals were exchanging bullets, said Shah Dara, officer-in-charge of Daulatpur police station.The criminals managed to flee the scene sensing the presence of the law enforcers. Later, police recovered the body of Madan, 45, son of Rifaz Uddin of Jamal village in the upazila, and a listed drug trader. Madan was wanted in a number of cases. Police also recovered one pistol, three bullets, 900 pieces of yaba tablets and 30 bottles of Phensidyl from the spot.In Mymensingh, suspected robber Anu Hossain, 30 of Angargara village in Bhaluka upazila, was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Kadigar in Bhaluka upazila early Wednesday.Tipped off, a team of police went to the spot around 2am, said Firoz Talukdar, officer-in-charge of Bhaluka police station.Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the robbers opened fire on them, prompting police to fire back in self-defense.Later, police recovered the body of Anu, wanted in 15 cases, from the spot and recovered one pistol, five bullet shells and some sharp weapons from the spot.Prothom Alo, however, could not verify the law enforcement’s versions of the incidents independently as no version of it was available immediately either from any witness or from any member of the victims’ families.last_img read more

Readwrite device offers new architecture for information processing

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. ( — “Silicon based logic devices may run out of steam soon because as devices get smaller, they run into different problems,” Laurens Molenkamp tells Molenkamp is a physics professor at Universität Würzburg in Würzburg, Germany. Along with a team of scientists, Molenkamp has been studying ways to make use of different materials and structures to improve logic devices, such as computers. Citation: Read-write device offers new architecture for information processing (2011, February 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Copyright 2010 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of More information: S. Mark, P. Dürrenfeld, K. Pappert, L. Ebel, K. Brunner, C. Gould, and L.W. Molenkamp, “Fully Electrical Read-Write Device Out of a Ferromagnetic Semiconductor,” Physical Review Letters (2011). Available online: Explore further “Right now, information in computers has to be transferred between logic and memory,” Molenkamp continues. “But with memory becoming so big, the process is becoming cumbersome.” In order to remedy this problem, Molenkamp and his colleagues in Würzburg have developed a device that allows for memory storage and logic processing in the same structure. A description of their device can be found in Physical Review Letters: “Fully Electrical Read-Write Device Out of a Ferromagnetic Semiconductor.”Traditionally, information processing is based on different components. Metallic ferromagnets can be used to store information in a remanent manner, such as in a hard disk. Semiconductors are used for logic functions and for volatile memory (RAM). There must communication between memory and logic in order to get the type of computing we are used to. However, there are limitations to this. “Heat dissipation is a problem,” Molenkamp points out. “Additionally, the communication takes time and an enormous amount of interconnects, and there is only so much that can be done when logic and memory are separated in information processing architecture.”The solution, then, is to create a new information processing architecture that puts logic and memory in the same device. “We have a sample device that we have shown works as a read-write device, putting logic and memory together to create the basis for a new information processing architecture,” Molenkamp says.In order to create the device, Molenkamp and his fellows used the ferromagnetic semiconductor (Ga, Mn)As. “Our device allows you to perform logic operation with the same circuits where you store info,” he explains. “You can do away with the transfer between logic and memory parts.” This would cut down on heat dissipation, as well as making information processing much faster.So far, the team at Würzburg has created a one bit device. “There is a little disc in the middle of the device which is the logical bit,” Molenkamp says. “However, in order for our design to be a full logic device, to actually make it programmable, we need two discs touching on each other.” This is what the group is working on now.In order to take the device further, Molenkamp says that a different set up might be needed. “We were able to show that we could use this device. It is more of a principle of operation,” he points out. “Next, we will have to transfer to a different material that is magnetic at room temperature. We think that our new information processing architecture can carry over to metals.” In order to accomplish this, Molenkamp continues, “one needs to grow crystalline metal layers to use as starting material.” Once that is done, it is possible to begin developing devices that can operate at room temperature, as well as more advanced circuits.“The adoption of our device could lead to much smaller computers,” Molenkamp says. “Because the type of memory we describe stays encoded, you wouldn’t need RAM, and that would help with heat dissipation and size. We hope that, now that we have shown that you can integrate memory and logic in this new information processing architecture, that there will be interest in creating devices that use this technology.” Novel transistor combines logic and memory functions, drastically reduces power consumptionlast_img read more

3D Printing Healthcare Market is projected to reach 23195 million by

first_imgA new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “World 3D Printing Healthcare Market-Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014-2020,” projects that the world 3D printing healthcare market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 26.2% from 2015 to 2020. External wearable devices application is set to boost the 3D printing healthcare market to $2.3 billionmarket by 2020. In addition, medical and surgical centers are the major end users of the 3D printing technology by constituting around three-fourths share of the total 3D printing healthcare market. Download the Sample Report @ world 3D printing healthcare market is mainly driven by several technological breakthroughs, such as multi-material, full color 3D printers that are solar-powered and portable. In addition, public and private organizations have been investing in R&D activities, thereby driving the market growth. Moreover, the ability of 3D printing technology to provide customized and personalized medical devices and increasing set of available and biocompatible materials are anticipated to drive the market growth. In addition, increasing geriatric population, rising incidence of osteoporosis, growing number of amputees, and spiraling number of patients with auditory loss & dental problems have fueled the market growth.Moreover, the increasing use of this technology in hospitals would reduce the duration of surgery, anesthesia exposure and operative risks, aid in the effective pre-surgery planning, and improve surgeon’s practice, thereby promoting faster healing. In addition to the aforementioned factors, 3D printed organs have provided the highly demanded alternative methods for animal testing, thereby assisting the market growth by shortening the time span for clinical trials and reducing cost and inherent risks associated with testing of new drugs. However, high cost associated with advanced 3D printers, lack of both structured regulatory frameworks & reimbursement policies, and copyright & patent issues associated with 3D printing of patented products are expected to impede the market growth.The external wearable devices application is expected to continue to lead the 3D printing healthcare market during the forecast period, owing to increasing count of amputees, patients with auditory loss, dental problems, and increasing availability of biocompatible materials. In addition, the production of customized and personalized 3D printed external wearable devices is expected to cater to customized needs of patients and provide better fitting and comfort, thus fostering the mark3D Printing Healthcare Marketet growth. 3D printing technology is used in medical treatment procedures within dentistry, more precise, and less invasive.For More Inquiry @ 3D printing systems market would exhibit significant growth in the Asia-Pacific and LAMEA regions, owing to the increasing number of start-up companies and its rising awareness. The materials segment is expected to grow at a considerable growth rate due to increasing availability of biocompatible materials, efficient material usage, and simultaneous utilization of multiple materials. In addition, the materials segment is expected to grow rapidly in North America and Europe, due to the established systems market.Key findings of the study:The 3D healthcare services segment is projected to exhibit the highest CAGR of 26.6% during the forecast period.Polymers are the most preferred materials for 3D printing, as they account for about half of the market revenue in the materials market; whereas, the ceramics segment is projected as the fastest growing segment with a CAGR of 32.1% during the forecast period.The electron beam melting technology segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 29.6% from 2015 to 2020.The medical and surgical centers end user segment accounts for two-thirds of the market and is expected to dominate the market until 2020.The tissue engineering application segment would emerge as the fastest growing segment, registering a CAGR of 31.7% during the forecast period.North America accounted for two-fifths share of the healthcare 3D printing market, whereas the Asia-Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest growing market, registering a CAGR of 29.7% from 2015 to 2020.The 3D printing healthcare market is largely consolidated, as majority of the market share is governed by the two leading players, 3D Systems Corporations and Stratasys Ltd. In addition, the key market players have adopted strategic partnership to accelerate the product development process. The major companies profiled in this report include 3D Systems Corporation, Stratasys Ltd., SLM Solutions Group AG, EnvisionTEC, Arcam AB, Organovo Holdings, Inc., Oxford Performance Materials, Inc., Materialise NV, Bio3D Technologies, and Cyfuse Medical K.K.last_img read more

Government announces new head for Sintra

first_imgChetumal, Q.R. — A new head has been announced for Sintra, Secretaría de Infraestructura y Transporte del Estado de Quintana Roo.The announcement comes after the new leader was appointed by William Conrado Alarcón, chief executive of the state. Replacing Alejandro Ramos Hernández is Jorge Pérez Pérez, who is the new Director of Communications and Transportation for the state.Governor Carlos Joaquín reports that Jorge Pérez Pérez is a public accountant graduated from the National Polytechnic Institute with a postgraduate degree in Senior Management of Public Entities at the National Institute of Public Administration.He has extensive experience as a public servant, as he has served, among other positions, as General Director of Operations of the Secretariat of Economic and Social Development, and the Secretariat of Social Development.He has also served as General Director of the Housing Institute of Quintana Roo, General Director of Administration and Finance of the Federal Secretariat of Tourism and as President of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Public Administration of the State of Quintana Roo, AC.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

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