Fichage biométrique une vraie bombe à retardement

first_imgFichage biométrique : “une vraie bombe à retardement” !Aujourd’hui, l’Assemblée nationale se prépare à adopter un texte contenant les données privées de 60 millions de personnes. De son petit nom, “Fichier des gens honnêtes”, il devrait inclure tous les renseignement sur l’identité des Français. Il est tout de même important de préciser que ce n’est pas la première fois qu’un tel fichier existe. Mais il avait été détruit à la Libération car il remettait en question le principe même des libertés individuelles.Mais cette après-midi, l’Assemblée nationale va-t-elle se souvenir de son Histoire ? Va-t-elle adopter le texte sur le fichage des empreintes digitales et des photographies numérisées de 60 millions de Français ?En pratique, ce “Fichier des gens honnêtes” devrait contenir l’état civil, l’adresse, la taille, la couleur des yeux, les empreintes digitales et la photo des personnes fichées. Mais à quoi rime cette expression “gens honnêtes” ? En réalité, cette appellation semble, à priori, viser M.Tout-le-monde, qui devrait accepter sans rechigner l’existence d’un tel fichier. En tout cas, on est pas loin d’atteindre le point Godwin…Destiné à protéger l’identité, le statut juridique d’un tel fichier, constitué des données des demandeurs de passeports ou de carte d’identité reste flou. En effet, sera-t-il mis à la disposition de la police judiciaire et des procureurs pour identifier une personne ou des empreintes ? Cette utilisation, allant à l’encontre des lois nationales et européennes, a déjà été réfutée par le Sénat. Virginie Klès, rapporteur PS de la proposition de loi au Sénat considère le texte “dangereux pour la vie privée des individus”, comme expliqué sur le site Owni.De son côté, l’Observatoire National de la Délinquance et des Réponses Pénales indique que le nombre de fraudes concernant les faux documents administratifs oscille entre 6.000 et 10.000 par an. L’organisme précise que ce chiffre est en baisse de 24% depuis 2005. Le nombre total de fausses cartes d’identité saisies par les services de police étant inconnus, on peut douter de l’urgence, voire de la pertinence d’un tel projet de loi. Ce chiffre aurait pourtant permis de cerner réellement le problème tout en s’interrogeant sur la nécessité d’étendre le fichage à l’ensemble de la population. Car créer un fichier qui inclue 60 millions de personnes pour lutter contre la fraude à l’identité, semble légèrement disproportionné, lorsqu’on sait que le problème ne touche qu’une dizaine de milliers de Français.Mais le gouvernement, en adoptant une procédure parlementaire, a privilégié une proposition de loi à l’initiative du Sénat, évitant ainsi l’avis du Conseil d’État. Selon Owni, le député PS Serge Blisko a déclaré que la création d’un tel fichier “ne peut pas se passer d’un avis préalable du Conseil d’État et d’une étude d’impact”. D’autant plus que, selon le ministère de l’Intérieur, 10% de faux passeports biométriques seraient en circulation alors même qu’ils ont été créés pour être plus sécurisés. À l’instar d’autres pays tels la Grande-Bretagne ou les Pays-Bas, une étude d’impact aurait révélé l’utilité réelle de créer des papiers d’identité biométriques. François Pillet, rapporteur UMP de la proposition de loi au Sénat, a même qualifié ce fichier de “bombe à retardement pour les libertés publiques”.À lire aussiLe projet de loi sur la Copie Privée retourne au SénatCependant, la proposition de loi devrait exclure “la reconnaissance faciale des individus dans la rue, dans les transports en communs ou lors des manifestations”. Mais peu importe les opinions de certains sénateurs, car en cas de désaccord, c’est l’Assemblée Nationale qui aura de toute façon le dernier mot.En six ans, le gouvernement a déjà tenté trois fois de modifier la carte d’identité française pour lutter contre la contrefaçon. Ces trois tentatives infructueuses ont quand même donné lieu à la création d’un délit d’usurpation d’identité, puni de 15.000 euros d’amende et d’un an d’emprisonnement, en mars dernier.Alors, 2012 marquera-t-il l’avènement du règne des “gens honnêtes” ? Le 1 février 2012 à 12:43 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Washington uses drugrecognition officers in wake of legalization ruling

first_imgSEATTLE — Seattle police DUI Officer Mike Lewis hears it all the time when he pulls over stoned drivers crawling along Interstate 5 at half the speed limit.“But it’s legal.”They’re right — sort of.Initiative 502 legalized recreational marijuana use in Washington last year, but if drivers are too high to safely operate a vehicle, they’ll still face a DUI charge.Just as state law limits drivers to a .08 blood alcohol content, it limits them to 5 nanograms of THC, marijuana’s active ingredient, per milliliter of whole blood.A blood test is the quickest way to tell, but getting one became trickier when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in April that officers must have a warrant to obtain blood samples.Because many stops are made late at night, when judges aren’t available, officers must determine on the scene whether the driver is impaired.last_img read more

Mere Pyare Prime Minister movie review rating Heres what critics say about

first_imgMere Pyare Prime Minister movie reviewTwitterMere Pyare Prime Minister starring Anjali Patil, Om Kanojiya, Atul Kulkarni, Makrand Deshpande among others is a social drama showcasing the issue of open defecation in an unorthodox manner.Mere Pyare Prime Minister is a story about an underprivileged single mother and her son. While the film first shows an adorable relationship between the two, it turns little darker after the mother gets raped while going out to defecate in the open before sunrise.Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Mere Pyare Prime Minister received average initial response from the critics. It is being said that although the movie has a good storyline, it fails to create the desired impact, and ends up being underwhelming.Here are some of the critics’ reviews and rating for Mere Pyare Prime Minister:Gulf News: While Mehra and his crew are earnest in their efforts in dropping a load on a grim issue of sanitation and dignity plaguing India, it doesn’t always land. But it’s a good start. (2/5)Khaleej Times: We cannot deny that the theme needs urgent attention as open defecation poses a grave danger for females, who are at risk of sexual violence. The only drawback of the film is that we have seen it before and it lacks novelty. With no big star in the lead, Om Kanojiya and National-award winner Anjali Patil bask in the spotlight and leave a mark. (2/5)Hindustan Times: Mere Pyare Prime Minister is an earnest fairy-tale, modest but far from memorable. The kids are fine and some scenes charm, but the grown-ups get the best bits. My highlight is the couple living next door to Kannu, played by Nachiket Purnapatre and Rasika Agashe. Wife and husband trade slaps across the face — as greeting, and as come-on — are visibly enamoured by each other, and require but the mildest suggestion to head back to bed, throwing away freshly bought movie tickets. This is Mehra the storyteller getting his groove back by going basic, telling us a movie is just a movie. It’s okay to choose life instead. (3/5)Firstpost: This is a socially important position to take, which is what makes it even more unfortunate that the overall treatment and the casting of the leading little man are inadequate. Despite its heartwarming intentions, liberal soul and some interesting actors, Mere Pyare Prime Minister is an underwhelming experience. (2/5)Times of India: Minus these small hiccups, the film is a sweet, slice-of-life drama about a kid who loves his mother and wants her life to be just a little bit better. (3/5)Filmibeat: While one of the earlier films- Akshay Kumar starrer Toilet: Ek Prem Katha too revolved around the theme of open defecation and sanitation, Mere Pyaare Prime Minister falls short of pushing the envelope further. Rather than a heart-touching story, the film merely ends up as a contrived, dry commentary on a social issue. (2.5/5)last_img read more

Virat Kohli selfdestructing in IPL but heavily dependent on it for World

first_imgIt is safe to say that Virat Kohli has not been enjoying his time in the Indian Premier League with his franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Indian captain had boldly stated that the T20 tournament will have no bearing on World Cup selection and even asked his players not to pick up any bad habits. Two weeks into the tournament, it seems as though captain Kohli has picked up a few bad habits of his own.RCB is off to a dismal start having lost all of their first four games and on two of those occasions, the team lost face too – bundled out for 70 in the first match and then capitulating after conceding 231 in the third. Every season RCB starts with great hope of finally winning the trophy but midway through the season, hope gives way to despair. The franchise seems to have tried almost everything but has not been able to crack the code.Thus, one wonders, is it time to try the one thing that the franchise has not given a shot? Ask Virat Kohli to step down. Kohli has a near spotless record as the captain of the Indian side but for RCB, the numbers do not speak well. In the history of the IPL, for any captain with 50 games, he has the worst win percentage. The overbearing narrative in Kohli’s defence states that a captain can only be as good as his players but there have been plenty of examples of how a captain has made unlikely heroes in the IPL. Kohli has not been able to get the best out of his players.Royal Challengers Bangalore InstagramMS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir are three of the most successful captains in the IPL. One thing each one of them has been successfully able to do is getting the best out of players one would not expect much out of. Dhoni is a master beyond compare at taking pieces of a jigsaw and fitting them perfectly to make picturesque viewing. He started with the likes of Manpreet Gony and Shadab Jakati in 2008; 11 years later he is still doing it with Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur.The KKR franchise’s success under Gambhir came after three years of extreme disappointment. He backed his players and used his bits-and-pieces players like Rajat Bhatia to his fullest potential. It started with filling the correct slots at the auction and not marquee players. For far too long, RCB’s mantra has been to pick players rather than fill slots. The difference between the two is when one fills a slot, one has a requirement in mind and not a player. This ensures that a franchise does not end up overpaying for a particular player. RCB’s over-reliance on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers hampered their performance in IPL 2018.IANSMumbai Indians, on the other hand, seems to have a very good scouting system which has given them the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and the Pandya brothers. But RCB does not have a strategy at the auctions as they have not been able to address their death bowling and neither is their captain getting more out of his players.Kohli is known to be a trigger happy captain, frequently chopping and changing players without giving them a decent run of games. It happens with the India team too but with the national team, the players are the cream of the crop. He is immensely benefitted by having a readymade supply of high-performing individuals who are a product of the highly monetized and efficient system that BCCI has developed over the years.In over four years of his captaincy, there’s not a single player one can point out clearly saying that he is a product of captain Kohli. Sourav Ganguly had a plethora of such names, a lot of whom helped India win the 2011 World Cup and so does Dhoni. That is necessarily not a problem with regards to the national setup given the riches of India’s cricketing structure but in a league where everyone is equal and a skipper has to get the best out of his talent, Kohli has not been successful. Kohli was rather expressive on Wednesday in the second T20I against Australia.Robert Cianflone/Getty ImagesIn fact, India’s sole problem since 2015 has been finding a solution for the number 4 slot and even that has remained unresolved. Perhaps every player is not equipped to handle Kohli’s high-performing style of leadership. Some may just need an arm around the shoulder and security of a decent run of games. Captain Kohli did not want to the IPL to have any bearing on a player’s World Cup berth IPL but he might just have to resort to the T20 tournament given his inability to find a solution for the number 4 problem while captaining the national side.A correct decision on that front might finally give fruit to the slogan “Ee sala cup namde” but wearing a different jersey, in a different country, in a different month and the said cup will be the World Cup. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:32Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:30?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Closecenter_img Virat Kolhi smashes bowlers in the nets on match evelast_img read more

Bhuvneshwar Kumar could be back for match against West Indies

first_imgBhuvi was expected to miss at least two matchesJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty ImagesEven though Virat Kohli had predicted that he would miss at least two matches, Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar seems to be making rapid progress in his recovery and was seen bowling in nets on June 25. News agency ANI tweeted a video of the right-arm pacer practising at the indoor nets of the stadium in Manchester.Bhuvneshwar injured himself during India’s match against Pakistan on June 16 and had to walk off after bowling just a few overs in his opening spell. India had two all-rounders in that match – Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar – who both picked up two wickets and ensured that India didn’t get affected too much by his absence.In the last game that the Men in Blue played, Mohammad Shami was brought back into the XI to replace Kumar and performed brilliantly. He ended the match with a hat-trick that seems to have improved his standing in the team. If Kumar is fit, it would create a nice headache for the Indian team management. They will have to decide whether to drop Shami despite his hat-trick, a decision that would be questioned, or keep Bhuvi out, despite him having been India’s leading new ball bowler alongside Jasprit Bumrah. It would be hard for India to leave out ShamiReutersBut going into the business end of the tournament, India would like to have all the options available, including that of playing three seamers. The fitness of Bhuvneshwar would provide Virat Kohli precisely that.India have won all their completed matches in the World Cup so far and the only game they didn’t, against New Zealand, was washed out without a ball being bowled. They are among the favourites to go all the way but their very narrow victory against Afghanistan suggests that they are not invincible. It may be argued that even though Shami got a hat-trick, it was at a stage when the Afghan batsmen had no option but to swing wildly. Bhuvneshwar, on the other hand, could be a better option with the new ball.last_img read more

Driver killed in road crash

Driver killed in road crash

first_imgRoad Accident logoA human hauler driver was killed after a truck hit it on Magura-Jhenaidah road in Kachabazar in Magura sadar upazila on Friday.The deceased is Joynal Hossain, 30, son of a certain Motaleb Hossain of Satgacchia village in Jhenaidah district, reports UNB.Magura sadar police station officer-in-charge Elias Hossain said the accident took place around 8:00am.A case was filed in this connection, he added.last_img

Hosni Mubarak freed from jail

Hosni Mubarak freed from jail

first_imgHosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian autocrat toppled during the 2011 Arab Spring, left a military hospital on Friday where he spent much of the last six years in detention.The release of the 88-year old who ruled Egypt for three decades would have been unthinkable several years ago, but revolutionary fervour gave way to exhaustion and even nostalgia in the uprising’s chaotic aftermath.Mubarak had been cleared for release earlier this month after a top court finally acquitted him of involvement in protester deaths during the 2011 revolt that ousted him.”Yes,” his lawyer Farid al-Deeb told AFP when asked if Mubarak had left the hospital on Friday.He added the Mubarak had gone home to a villa in Cairo’s Heliopolis district.Mubarak was accused of inciting the deaths of protesters during the 18-day revolt, in which about 850 people were killed as police clashed with demonstrators.He was sentenced to life in jail in 2012 in the case, but an appeals court ordered a retrial which dismissed the charges two years later.Egypt’s top appeals court on March 2 acquitted him of involvement in the killings.Throughout his trial prosecutors had been unable to provide conclusive evidence of Mubarak’s complicity — a result, lawyers said, of having hastily put together the case against him in 2011 following demonstrations.In January 2016, the appeals court upheld a three-year prison sentence for Mubarak and his two sons on corruption charges.But the sentence took into account time served. Both of his sons, Alaa and Gamal, were freed.On Thursday, a court ordered a renewed corruption investigation into Mubarak for allegedly receiving gifts from the state owned Al-Ahram newspaper.He is also banned from travel.- Nostalgia -Meanwhile several key activists in the 2011 uprising are now serving lengthy jail terms, and rights groups say hundreds of others have been forcibly disappeared.The anti-Mubarak revolt ushered in instability that drove away tourists and investors, taking a heavy toll on the economy and leading to nostalgia for his rule.His successor Mohamed Morsi, an Islamist, ruled for only a year after his 2012 election before the military overthrew him, prompted by massive protests against his Muslim Brotherhood group.Morsi’s overthrow ushered in a deadly police crackdown that killed hundreds of protesters demanding his reinstatement.The military chief who toppled him, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, won election as president the following year.Morsi’s overthrow helped rehabilitate some Mubarak-era politicians, including a former senior member of his National Democratic Party who served as prime minister under Sisi.Most of Mubarak’s associates have been cleared in corruption trials, and police officers charged with violence during the revolt have been acquitted.”Mubarak’s trial lasted six years and public opinion became bored of it,” said Mostafa Kamel al-Sayed, an analyst and political science professor in Cairo University.Sisi and the powerful military have not fully embraced the former regime, and continue to praise the January-February revolt that brought it down.But critics say they have limited freedoms even more than Mubarak.Some who participated in the protests against Mubarak said they felt the uprising was in vain.”Honestly, I found that all of that was useless,” said Ahmed Mohamed, 29.Mohamed had been among the thousands of protesters who took to Cairo’s Tahrir Square demanding Mubarak’s fall.”Mubarak’s time was a lot better in all aspects,” he said after the prosecution ordered Mubarak’s release.In the few years before his overthrow, Mubarak had begun to loosen his grip on political life and the media, allowing for some protests and criticism.But police abuses and economic grievances remained.last_img read more

Case filed over recovery of 3 friends bodies

Case filed over recovery of 3 friends bodies

first_imgA murder case has been filed in connection with the recovery of bullet-hit bodies of three youths from 300 Feet area of Purbachal in Narayanganj on Friday, reports UNB.Rupganj police station sub-inspector Shafi Uddin filed the case against unidentified people on Saturday morning, said the police station’s officer-in-charge Maniruzzaman.The three youths are — Shimul Azad, 30, son of a certain Abdul Mannan and Nur Hossain Babu, son of Abdul Wahab used to live Mugda area in the capital and Sohag, 32, son of late Shahidullah from Mahakhali.They went missing around 1:00am on Wednesday while returning from the house of Shimul in Kaliganj upazila of Jhenaidah district.When family members contacted Sayedabad bus terminal, supervisor of the bus said plainclothes men picked the three from the bus.Hearing the news of recovery of three bodies on Friday morning, the family members went to the police station and identified the bodies.Shimul is Nur’s brother-in-law.Shimul, Nur and Shohag were very close friends and they ran a jhut (scrap fabrics from garment factories) and satellite cable business, said Shimul’s mother Chaina Begum.last_img read more

Decreased Fear Of Crime And Growing LGBT Support Highlight Annual Houston Survey

Decreased Fear Of Crime And Growing LGBT Support Highlight Annual Houston Survey

first_imgAccording to the survey, 56 percent of Houstonians think homosexuality is “morally acceptable,” compared to just 21 percent in 1997. Each year, respondents are asked what they see as the biggest problem in the Houston area, and, each year, the response that leads the pack is — not surprisingly — traffic. This year, 24 percent of respondents cited that as the region’s biggest concern. Houston’s Biggest Problem Tremendous Livability of This City The survey is the nation’s longest-running study of any metropolitan area’s economy, population, life experiences, beliefs and attitudes. The results of this year’s study are being unveiled at a luncheon today (May 1, 2017), and its author, Dr. Stephen Klineberg, joins us to unveil the results. The survey is based on landline and cellphone interviews conducted between late January and early March with 827 people from Harris County, 400 from Fort Bend County, and 402 from Montgomery County. Responses are weighted so that the data reflect the actual populations of area residents. LGBT Rights “It looks as if there the big force is not people changing their minds,” Klineberg said, “but each new generation coming in with a much more comfortable feeling about the diversity — much more of a sense that this is who we are.” Despite citing concerns about traffic, the economy and crime, more than two thirds of all respondents said if they had the chance to move away from Greater Houston they wouldn’t.center_img “Well, that’s been one of the stories of Houston,” Klineberg said. “People complain in our surveys — because we invite them to — about traffic, pollution, crime, the weather…and then we say ‘Well how would you rate the Houston area as a place to live?’ ‘It’s a wonderful place to live.’ The story of Houston is people come here often reluctantly. ‘Yuck, the job is here. We’ll come for a couple of years’ and then discover the tremendous livability of this city.” Fear of crime is declining in Houston. More people want to live in walkable neighborhoods with a mix of residences, workplaces and shopping. And there’s continued growth in support for LGBT rights. Those are just a few takeaways from the 36th annual Houston Area Survey from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Job Opportunities Meanwhile, some 16 percent of respondents said the economy was their biggest concern, and 15 percent said crime, which was the lowest figure that response has had since 2003. Respondents were also asked about their fear of crime. Only 18 percent said they were very worried they or a family member would become a crime victim. That’s the lowest figure on that question since 1995, when it was 43 percent. Share This year, 64 percent of survey participants said job opportunities in Houston were excellent or good, which was typical of previous years but down from 2015’s high of 69 percent. Dr. Klineberg said he’s not surprised Houstonians feel so strongly about the opportunities here, despite the last couple of years of low oil prices and a rise in local unemployment. “It’s hard to be pessimistic in Houston, and people just tend to feel that things are ok, that things are moving forward.”last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday July 28

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday July 28

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uMaryland Sen. Ben Cardin is our guest to discuss the Iran nuclear deal, including the incendiary comments of GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who likened the effect of the pact to the Holocaust of Nazi Germany. Plus, we’ll examine the chaos that ensued within Baltimore City agencies during the uprising in April, revealed through thousands of emails, with Baltimore Sun reporter Luke Broadwater. It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more

SunTrust Foundation Lighting the Way Award

SunTrust Foundation Lighting the Way Award

first_imgOn Oct. 17, the SunTrust Foundation will present Capital Area Asset Builders with its first-ever Lighting the Way Award for their Matched Savings Program. The presentation will occur from 8-9:30 p.m. at SunTrust Bank, 1445 New York Avenue, NW. The award, which includes a $50,000 grant, recognizes CAAB for the impact they have made in Washington promoting financial confidence and the promise of a life well-spent.last_img

Spotify Goes Live in India for Some Official Launch Pegged for Wednesday

Spotify Goes Live in India for Some Official Launch Pegged for Wednesday

first_imgSpotify’s India launch is well underway, with some local users reporting that they can already access the music service on their devices. An official launch in the country is planned for Wednesday local time, according to sources with knowledge of the company’s plans.Indian music fans celebrated the launch on Twitter Tuesday: Spotify CFO Barry McCarthy, who spoke at Morgan Stanley’s 2019 Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on Tuesday, declined to comment on the company’s India launch.Asked about the dispute with Warner Music, McCarthy said: “We’re having a food fight with Warner. I can’t comment on the legal aspects of it… It’s not really about India; it’s about leverage and renegotiation of the global agreement.”Jem Aswad and Todd Spangler contributed to this report. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 #NowListening Thank you @spotifyindia pic.twitter.com/azBxtawnH4— Abhishek (@ImAbhishek7_) February 26, 2019Earlier on Tuesday, Spotify revealed the pricing for its service in India, which is far below what the company is charging consumers elsewhere. Its premium service will be free for 30 days and then will be 119 rupees (around $1.67) per month.In addition, Spotify is also offering a variety of other billing plans, including single-day access, as well as pre-paid plans for 3 months (Rs 389), 6 month (Rs 719) a whole year (Rs 1,189). Students receive a 50% discount.Spotify’s launch in India comes amid a continued battle with Warner Music over licensing fees. Spotify was able to secure direct licensing agreements with Sony Music and Universal for the Indian market, but couldn’t come to an agreement with Warner. Instead, the music service is relying on statutory licensing for the use of music from Warner’s catalog.In response, Warner filed for an injunction; Spotify claimed on Tuesday that the injunction was denied by a local court, with Warner contending that this was untrue. The court reportedly asked Spotify to maintain records on the use of any of Warner’s repertoire, which both sides celebrated as a legal victory.last_img read more

Global Butterfly Valve Market Set to Reach 136670 million by 2025

Global Butterfly Valve Market Set to Reach 136670 million by 2025

first_imgThe global butterfly valves market size is expected to reach $13,667.0 million by 2025 from $8,282.61 million in 2017, growing at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2018 to 2025.Butterfly valve is used in industrial application for isolating and regulating the flow of fluid. These valves exhibit simple construction, consume less space, and are lightweight as compared to other valves. In addition, cost of butterfly valve is very less than other isolation valves. Companies such as Emerson, Flowserve Corporation, AVK Group, and others are some of the leading players in the global butterfly valves market.Download Sample Copy @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3201231?utm_source=ANIL-HTNTop Market Players: Emerson Electric Co., Flowserve Corporation, Cameron, Alfa-Laval Corporate AB, AVK Group, Crane Co., Weir Group, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, KSB Group, and Velan Inc.Increase in demand from the oil & gas industry, rise in number of industrial infrastructures, surge in usage of power in industrial processes, and growth in demand for need for automation in the process industries are expected to drive the market growth. However, increase in competition from domestic players and high threat of corrosion and choke are expected to hinder the growth of the butterfly valves market.The global butterfly valves market is segmented on based on type, mechanism, function, end user, and region. Based on type, the market is bifurcated into high performance butterfly valves and lined butterfly valves. The mechanism segment is further classified into centric butterfly valves and eccentric butterfly valves. The end user segment is divided into oil & gas, electric power, water & wastewater, chemical, and other industries. Based on region, the global butterfly valves market is analyzed across North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico), Europe (UK, Germany, Russia, France, and others), Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, Korea, and others), and LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East, and Africa).Table of ContentsChapter 1: introductionChapter 2: executive summaryChapter 3: market overviewChapter 4: Butterfly Valve market, by componentChapter 5: Butterfly Valve market, by type of Butterfly ValveChapter 6: Butterfly Valve market, by functionChapter 7: Butterfly Valve market, by end userChapter 8: Butterfly Valve market, by regionChapter 9: company profilesAvail Discount on Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3201231?utm_source=ANIL-HTNAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Xbox Project Scarlett Will Run 4K Games at 60 fps with Much

Xbox Project Scarlett Will Run 4K Games at 60 fps with Much

first_imgTCL 5-Series Hands-OnMore VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpTech This Out: Samsung Galaxy Note 10, GamesCon and Disney+03:24OffAutomated Captions – en-USLive00:0000:5600:56 And in an interesting twist, Spencer confirmed that the new Xbox will work with the “controllers you already have,” suggesting Microsoft won’t be dramatically changing the controller technology in Project Scarlett. That’s undoubtedly good news for gamers who have plenty of Xbox controllers they want to use with the new console. But it stands in stark contrast to most game companies that deliver new controllers with new consoles to make additional revenue on accessories.Project Scarlett promises to be an important upgrade for Microsoft and for the broader gaming business. Although most companies are planning for a future of game streaming, including Microsoft, the company still clearly believes the console market has an important place in the gaming experience. And with Project Scarlett, Microsoft is hoping to deliver something that can appeal to both new and existing Xbox gamers.But we still have plenty of time to go before Project Scarlett becomes a reality. So between now and next year when the console launches, check out our updated Xbox Project Scarlett hub page to get all of the latest news and leaks. Sony PS5 Release Date, Specs, Games and MoreBest Cheap Xbox One Games Under $25Xbox Scarlett vs Sony PS5: How the Next-Gen Consoles Stack Up Microsoft’s next Xbox, which is currently codenamed Project Scarlett, will come with key improvements that will make it far more consistent, Xbox chief Phil Spencer told Gamespot in a recent interview.In the interview, Spencer said that Project Scarlett will prioritize performance in both frame rates and loading times. More specifically, he said that Microsoft is prioritizing getting games to run at 60 frames per second at 4K resolution, and also noted that the company is optimizing the device to dramatically reduce the time it takes to load games.But it goes beyond that. Spencer also said that the new Xbox will be fully compatible with “all four generations of content,” meaning the device will be able to play everything from games on the original Xbox to titles for the Xbox One X.Best Xbox One Games 2019RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch.last_img read more

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first_img News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. 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. News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more News | July 23, 2012 New Study Answers CMS/USPSTF Concerns for CT Colonography Screening Reimbursement: It is a Viable Option for the Medicare-Aged Population Viatronix V3D-Colon platform used in key study on virtual colonoscopy/CT colonography FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more July 23, 2012 — Viatronix Incorp. announced that the stage finally appears set for a reversal of the May 2009 non-coverage decision for screening CT Colongraphy (CTC) by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The latest CTC study, “CT Colonography of a Medicare-Aged Population: Outcomes Observed in an Analysis of More Than 1,400 Patients” (American Journal of Roentgenology, AJR2012; 199:W27-W34), provides good evidence that CT Colonography is an effective screening tool for colorectal cancer in the Medicare-aged population. The lack of Medicare-age specific data on CTC was the primary reason given for CMS’ non-coverage decision.This is the largest CTC study targeting the Medicare-aged population and not only answers the question of efficacy in this age group but addresses the significance of extra-colonic findings and risks of ionizing radiation in these patients, concerns also noted by CMS in their May 2009 decision. Additionally, two companion bills (“CT Colonography Screening for Colorectal Cancer Act of 2012”) have been introduced in the Senate (S.2265) and House of Representatives (H.R.4165) to provide Medicare recipients access to CT Colonography as a screening option.  Every year over 50,000 Americans die from colorectal cancer in the United States and another 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed. Colorectal Cancer is more than 90 percent preventable through early screening, yet only 50 to 60 percent of those people recommended for screening (generally over 50 years of age) are getting screened. People tend to shy away from the traditional optical colonoscopy for their own reasons, i.e., it’s invasive, requires sedation, etc… Other studies have shown patients prefer CT Colonography when offered as an alternative for screening. Collectively the authors of this study have screened over 25,000 patients using CT Colonography. Screening CT Colonography is currently being reimbursed by insurance carriers in approximately 30 States within the United States. This study adds to the mounting proof that CT Colonography should be added to the list of approved screening services to increase screening compliance and ultimately reduce the number of deaths from colon cancer.For more information: www.viatronix.com Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. 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International Group Publishes Research Roadmap on Gadolinium Retention

International Group Publishes Research Roadmap on Gadolinium Retention

first_img News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Gadolinium contrast agents (GBCAs) are partly retained in the brain, raising safety concerns, as seen in this MRI.In February 2018, a workshop was held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, to explore concerns about the safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) and gadolinium retention. The workshop was co-sponsored by NIH, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). The organizers invited an international group of experts to discuss the current literature, identify knowledge gaps, prioritize future research initiatives and foster collaborative standardized studies. The group’s research roadmap was published today as a special report in the journal Radiology.Attendees included researchers, GBCA manufacturers and representatives of the FDA, invited based upon their expertise in a diverse set of scientific and clinical disciplines relevant to the study of the chemistry, measurement, clinical manifestations or health-related effects of retained gadolinium in human tissues.“It is our hope that this roadmap can serve to promote global, comprehensive collaborative research that effectively addresses the many important questions on the clinical significance of gadolinium retention in patients undergoing contrast-enhanced MRI examinations,” said Herbert Y. Kressel, M.D., co-author of the report, professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School in Boston and former editor of Radiology.GBCAs have revolutionized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), providing crucial, life-saving medical information often unavailable from other imaging modalities. Since initial approval in 1988, over 450 million intravenous GBCA doses have been administered worldwide.Although GBCAs are considered safe, some types of GBCAs have been associated with a rare condition called nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, which occurs mainly in patients with advanced kidney disease.More recently, mounting evidence has demonstrated long-term retention of gadolinium in human tissues after GBCA exposure. However, there is currently no scientific evidence that the retained gadolinium causes harm. Moreover, there is no proven scientific association between a range of patient-reported symptoms and GBCA exposure.“Despite the high level of interest in the gadolinium retention observed in the brains of patients receiving gadolinium-based contrast agents, in editing manuscripts on the topic submitted to Radiology, I noted the need for a more comprehensive, coordinated research program to more definitively address the many important, unanswered questions about gadolinium retention and its clinical significance,” Kressel said. “I was gratified by the support we received for the Gadolinium Retention-Research Roadmap workshop by NIH, RSNA and ACR.”The greatest priorities in GBCA research are to determine if gadolinium retention adversely affects the function of human tissues, if vulnerable populations such as children are at greater risk, and if retention is causally associated with short-term or long-term clinical manifestations.“The workshop was helpful in identifying the knowledge gaps that need to be addressed to understand the clinical significance of observed signal increases in the brains of patients receiving these agents, as well as those due to the retention of gadolinium in bone, skin and liver and other portions of the brain that do not demonstrate signal intensity increases on MRI,” Kressel said. “Understanding the biologic changes due to the retention in these areas is essential in determining the clinical significance, if any, of gadolinium retention.”He added that the workshop was also helpful in pointing out the need to specifically study potentially vulnerable populations of patients who might be susceptible to release of gadolinium- based compounds from long-term reservoirs, in bone for example. Vulnerable patient populations include post-menopausal women, pregnant or lactating women, fetuses and young children with growing bones and ongoing organ development, and patients with chronic diseases who undergo a large number of contrast-enhanced MRI examinations.The roadmap highlights knowledge gaps in GBCA research, proposes methods to address these gaps, identifies the feasibility and limitations of each approach and assesses priority levels. Crucial to these efforts is the standardization and validation of gadolinium and GBCA tissue measurement methods and quality assurance procedures. The authors also point out the need to study existing large population databases, such as the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, with large numbers of patients who undergo contrast-enhanced MRI exams. According to Dr. Kressel, analysis of these types of databases may help identify specific areas of concern that could be addressed in prospective, controlled studies.For more information: http://RSNA.org/radiologyAlso see:Scientists Develop New MRI Tool for Cancer Diagnosis and TherapyIron Outperforms Gadolinium as MRI Contrast AgentFirst FDA-Approved Study of Focused Ultrasound to Open Blood-Brain BarrierVIDEO: Managing Gadolinium SafetyThe Debate Over Gadolinium MRI Contrast Toxicity FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Contrast Media | September 12, 2018 International Group Publishes Research Roadmap on Gadolinium Retention News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Related Content News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more last_img read more

UN endorses Iran nuclear deal with 6 world powers

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Comments   Share   All provisions of the U.N. resolution will terminate in 10 years, including the “snap back” provision that would make it easier to reimpose sanctions.But last week the six major powers and the European Union informed U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that they have agreed to extend the snap back mechanism for an additional five years. They asked Ban to send their letter to the Security Council.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. She urged Iran to release three “unjustly imprisoned” Americans and to determine the whereabouts of Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent who vanished in Iran in 2007.Khoshroo departed from his prepared speech to react to what he called “baseless accusations” from Power.He accused the United States of “feckless and reckless acts” by invading Iraq and Afghanistan. These invasions “created favorable ground for the growth of terrorism and extremism” and are at the root of many challenges facing the unstable region, he saidObama has stressed that all of Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon are cut off for the duration of the agreement and Iran is obliged to remove two-thirds of its installed centrifuges and get rid of 98 percent of its stockpile of uranium.But Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said the Security Council “has confirmed the inalienable right of Iran to develop its peaceful nuclear program, including to enrich uranium” under supervision by the International Atomic Energy Agency.The resolution specifies that seven previous resolutions related to U.N. sanctions will be terminated when Iran has completed a series of major steps to curb its nuclear program and the IAEA has concluded that “all nuclear material in Iran remains in peaceful activities.” UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously endorsed the landmark deal to rein in Iran’s nuclear program and authorized measures leading to the end of U.N. sanctions, but also approved a provision that would automatically reinstate the harsh measures if Tehran reneges on its promises.European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels immediately followed suit, endorsing the agreement between Iran and six major powers and taking the first step to lift EU sanctions. Four benefits of having a wireless security system Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Sponsored Stories 5 treatments for adult scoliosis President Barack Obama told reporters he hopes the Republican-controlled U.S. Congress, where there is strong opposition to the deal, will pay attention to the “broad international consensus,” stressing that the deal is “by far our strongest approach to ensuring that Iran does not get a nuclear weapon.”But House Speaker John Boehner accused Obama of “ignoring the concerns of the American people” by allowing “such a consequential vote” to go ahead in the U.N. just 24 hours after submitting the agreement to Congress, which has 60 days to consider it. “This is a bad start for a bad deal,” he said.While sharp differences remain between the United States and Iran, ambassadors from both countries called the agreement an important achievement for diplomacy.Under the agreement, Iran’s nuclear program will be curbed for a decade in exchange for potentially hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of relief from international sanctions. Many key penalties on the Iranian economy, such as those related to the energy and financial sectors, could be lifted by the end of the year.Iran insists its nuclear program is purely peaceful, aimed at producing nuclear energy and medical isotopes, but the United States and its Western allies believe Tehran’s real goal is to build atomic weapons. Iran’s U.N. Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo reiterated that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has declared nuclear weapons “Haram,” which means forbidden by the Muslim faith in Arabic. Khoshroo said Iran promises to be “resolute in fulfilling its obligations” and expects all other parties to the agreement to meet their commitments. This is the only way diplomacy can “prevail over conflict and war in a world that is replete with violence, suffering and oppression,” he said.The Iranian ambassador said the agreement “provides a solid foundation for further and more effective diplomatic interaction.” And he expressed hope that the agreement heralds “a new chapter” in the country’s relations with the Security Council and the six powers that negotiated the deal — the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany.U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said the deal gives Iran “an opportunity to prove to the world that it intends to pursue a nuclear program solely for peaceful purposes.”“If Iran seizes that opportunity … then it will find the international community and the United States willing to provide a path out of isolation and toward greater engagement,” she said.But Power said the nuclear deal doesn’t change the United States’ “profound concern about human rights violations committed by the Iranian government or about the instability Iran fuels beyond its nuclear program, from its support for terrorist proxies to repeated threats against Israel to its other destabilizing activities in the region.” Top Stories last_img read more

No injuries as car and truck collide

No injuries as car and truck collide

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A truck and a car collided at the corner of Alexandra Street and Murchison Street on Tuesday afternoon.People crowded around to see what had happened and Public Safety controlled traffic around the corner next to Beares furniture store.Both vehicles were travelling in the same direction down Alexandra Street, with the small car crashing into the back of the truck.An eyewitness commented that, “The driver of the car must have been trying to overtake the truck on the left-hand side and turn left into Murchison Street.”No one was injured in the accident.last_img read more