CBI registers FIRs in illegaladmissions case

first_imgThe Central Bureau of Investigation has registered three cases against the then office-bearers of Rajasthan-based private medical institutions, the State’s university of health sciences and unknown Medical Council of India (MCI) officials for alleged illegal admission of students. The FIRs have been filed on the directive of the Rajasthan High Court. The agency has named the then registrar of the Pacific University, principal of the Pacific Institute of Medical Sciences (Udaipur), former principal of the NIMS Medical College and Hospital (Jaipur), coordinator of the Private Colleges Pre Medical Test-2015, registrar of the Rajasthan University of Health Sciences and then chairman of Rajasthan UG (Medical and Dental) Admission Board. The CBI will probe the allegations that the private colleges inducted ineligible candidates in MBBS and BDS courses. Some had scored less than the required marks in the entrance test.last_img read more

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Woman corporator assaults lady doctor in Pune

first_imgPUNE A lady corporator from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been booked by the Pune police for allegedly assaulting a female doctor at the city’s Sassoon General Hospital in the wee hours of Wednesday. Arti Kondhare, the BJP corporator has been booked based on a complaint from the doctor at the Bund Garden police station.Ms. Kondhare reportedly stormed into the hospital’s emergency care unit and demanded the doctor on duty that a patient she had brought with her receive priority treatment.Dr. Snehal Khandagale (26), who was on duty, told Ms. Kondhare to first get a CT scan done of the patient, who reportedly suffered a head injury as she turned to attend to other patients.Feeling insulted at this, the BJP leader allegedly threatened to report her to the dean of Sassoon Hospital and other higher authorities.Ms. Kondhare then attempted to record the incident on her mobile phone camera.When Dr. Khandagale attempted to stop this, the corporator slapped her and left in a huff after verbally abusing the doctor.The shaken doctor later lodged a complaint at the Bund Garden police station.“A heated exchange took place between the lady doctor and the corporator after the former told Ms. Kondhare that certain procedures would have to be adhered to before the patient she had brought in could be treated. The complainant has said that the corporator, after assaulting her physically and verbally, threatened to report her to her superiors as she ‘delayed’ in treating her [Ms. Kondhare’s] patient,” said Senior Police Inspector M.M. Mujawar, speaking to The Hindu.Mr. Mujawar informed that a case under sections 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty) and 351(assault) among other sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) had been lodged against the BJP leader and that further investigations were on.last_img read more

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Asiad: Golfers win team silver

first_imgChina turned out to be a happy hunting ground for Delhi boy Rashid Khan once again as he battled nerve wracking moments towards the end to help India win a team silver medal at the scenic Dragon Lake golf club on Saturday.Coming from a modest background, this was indeed a big day for Rashid, who before this had won the Faldo Series Asia twice. Yet, for one who is now at the crossroads and contemplating turning pro, this was a big medal in his career.Rashid (72), alongwith teammates Abhinav Lohan (72), Abhijit Singh Chadha (76) and Rahul Bajaj (72) guided India to finish second in the team event with a total of 10 over 874 score.India’s total was 32 shots short of the gold medal winner South Korean team comprising Meen Whee Kim, Kyoung Hoon Lee, Jaehyeok Lee and Ilhwan Park. Chinese Taipei finished one stroke adrift of India to clinch bronze medal.As if to show that they are a force to reckon with at the Asian Games, South Korea won all the four gold medals up for grabs with big margins. The other teams were left fighting it out for medals of lesser hue on a sunny and pleasant day.South Korean Kim Meen Whee aggregated 16-under 273 to clinch gold in individual category. He was 10 shots ahead of silver medalist Miguel Luis Tabuena (282) of Philippines while the bronze went to Chien Hung Yao (283) of Chinese Taipei.On a day, when each of three counting Indian players played a par round, Rashid was unlucky to miss out on an individual bronze. He finished in a tie for fourth, two shots behind bronze medallist Hung Yao.advertisementFor the record, this was India’s sixth medal in golf in Asian Games history. They had won three medals in New Delhi in 1982, including men’s gold in team and individual.In 2002 at Busan, Shiv Kapur won the men’s gold and in 2006 India won the silver in team.”I am more than happy with the silver medal the Indian team won. The individual medal would have been a bonus, but it’s fine,” said Rashid Khan, who bogeyed on the last hole and yet kept India ahead in the race for a silver medal.”China has always been a good hunting ground for me. I won the Faldo Series Asia tournament twice here and was third once and now this medal. I am happy we managed to keep up the silver medal we won four years ago,” added Rashid.Bajaj, who had his best round of the week, said, “I have been playing way below my potential for last three days. I am glad I was able to do my bit for the team with a par round.”last_img read more

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BJP says Meghalaya CM on weak ground, lacks confidence of MLAs

first_imgShillong, Apr 4 (PTI) BJP today came down heavily on Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma claiming the ruling party did not enjoy the confidence of its own MLAs and appointed aggrieved MLAs as parliamentary secretaries, to accord them rank, status and perks of a cabinet minister apart from the 12 others in the cabinet.The Congress-led coalition here would collapse under its own contradictions and internal conflicts, BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said and predicted there will be no return of the Congress in 2018 due to its non-performance and lack of development.”The very fact that the government has to appoint 18 parliamentary secretaries in addition to the 12 ministers shows that out of 30, how much confidence they (Congress) have in their own MLAs…,” Kohli told reporters here.The chief minister revealed how weak his political position is by discovering the need to appoint 18 parliamentary secretaries (one having resigned recently) and proved things were not in good condition within his party, Kohli said.The BJP spokesperson further referred to the legal aspect in the appointment case and how it was done.Political analysts said the ruling Congress had been appointing “disgruntled” MLAs as parliamentary secretaries and given them the rank, status and perks as that of a cabinet minister following the Constitution (91st Amendment) Act 2003 which directs that the total number of ministers in a state shall not exceed 15 per cent of the total number of MLAs or not less than 12.The BJP leader added, “This is a government that is stuck within its own contradictions … and irrespective of what the government does for its survival it has washed its hand off development and work for the people.” (More) PTI JOP SUS IKA SNPadvertisementlast_img read more

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FC Goa signs Pratesh Shirodkar

first_imgPanaji, Apr 25 (PTI) FC Goa have signed a one-year deal with Sporting Clube de Goas winger Pratesh Shirodkar in preparation for season three of the Indian Super League (ISL). “We are pleased to have added Pratesh to our ranks. Being a Goan, he understands FC Goa and brings that local flavour to his game. With his experience and knowledge of the game, he will most certainly prove a valuable asset to us,” FC Goa Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sukhvinder Singh said in a statement issued here.Pratesh has previous ISL experience having turned out for Mumbai City FC last year wherein he made seven appearances. Pratesh said, “Im delighted at the prospect of joining FC Goa. Being Goan, this obviously means a lot to me. Playing to a full house is not a given in India, so I cant wait to experience that feeling and be a part of the squad which will certainly look to challenge for the top honours.” PTI MCS NRB AH AH BASlast_img read more

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Virat Kohli salutes MS Dhoni ahead of landmark 300th ODI

first_imgDhoni has become the sixth Indian and 20th overall to feature in 300 one-day internationals. The Jharkhand wicketkeeper-batsman stepped down as India’s limited-overs captain after nearly 10 years at the helm. (4th ODI UPDATES)Many of today’s superstars in the Indian team made their debuts under Dhoni and owe their careers to his leadership and guidance. Current skipper Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and a host of others were drafted into the side and persisted with by Dhoni, who is the most successful Indian captain ever.Reuters Photo”MS has been a legend of the game. We know the importance of him in our cricketing careers. 90 per cent of us started our careers under him,” Kohli said at the toss which he won and then opted to bat.India lead the five-match series 3-0 and Dhoni has played a crucial role with knocks of 45 not out and 65 not out in Kandy. He is now India’s fourth highest run-scorer in ODIs behind Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.Later on, Dhoni walked in to bat at No.7 and added 101 for the sixth wicket with Manish Pandey, who scored an unbeaten 50. Dhoni remained not on 49. During Sri Lanka’s chase, the former India captain showed his genius again, when he prompted Virat Kohli to use the DRS which resulted in a Shardul Thakur’s maiden international wicket on debut.Dhoni also set a record for remaining not out most times in international cricket. He has remained unbeaten on 73 occasions now. The record was held earlier by Shaun Pollock and Chaminda Vaas, who both had 72 not outs.advertisement’You will always remain our Captain,’ says @imVkohli on @msdhoni’s 300th ODI celebration #Dhoni300 https://t.co/Le0bd1S92R pic.twitter.com/EXia5QwhX3- BCCI (@BCCI) August 31, 2017Congratulations @msdhoni on a great milestone ! One of the best finishers of the modern game. Go well today- yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 31, 2017Congratulations @msdhoni on your 300th ODI! ??? #Dhoni300 #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/GBYHzgpEoF- ICC (@ICC) August 31, 2017Today @msdhoni will become the 6th Indian player to play 300 ODIs! #SLvIND #Dhoni300 pic.twitter.com/24NDF2Gh4T- ICC (@ICC) August 31, 2017Wearing the ODI cap for the 300th time is definitely a special achievement! Hope you have a great game today, @msdhoni! #Dhoni300 pic.twitter.com/y6DrhdJ4Rx- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 31, 2017The iconic wicketkeeper-batsman @msdhoni gets ready for his 300th ODI match! My wishes to the man who always inspires me!#INDvsSL #Dhoni300 pic.twitter.com/m7mVc7IbMd- Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) August 31, 2017Most not outs in ODIs73 MS Dhoni72 Shaun Pollock/Chaminda Vaas#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 31, 2017last_img read more

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Back-to-back 4NCL victories make it 46 in a row for dominant Guildford

first_imgThe Four Nations Chess League (4NCL) began its new season at Telford last weekend where it left off, with a new demonstration of Guildford’s supremacy. The Surrey team, replete with grandmasters, took their opening matches by 8-0 and 7.5-0.5 and have now won 46 matches in a row in a sequence stretching back to 2012-13.The solitary dropped half point was by GM Matthew Sadler against IM Peter Roberson. It was ironic that Sadler, the only one of England’s world top 100 sextet absent from the European team championship disaster in Crete, should experience relative failure on a weekend when his defeated colleagues bounced back. Gawain Jones and David Howell were successful in Telford, while Michael Adams and Luke McShane were winners in simultaneously played German Bundesliga matches. Share on Twitter Hungary hammering leaves England wondering where the young talent is Topics Share on Messenger Share via Email Read more Share on WhatsApp England blunders prove costly at European team championship in Crete Chess Support The Guardian In contrast the rising star IM Alan Merry, 21, who recently qualified to take on the big guns in next month’s British knockout championship, had a weekend to forget. He lost to IM Sophie Milliet, who although a six-time French women’s champion, is Guildford’s No2 woman after the former world champion Antoaneta Stefanova. Merry’s second defeat came as IM Harriet Hunt, still ranked England’s No1 woman although largely inactive, showed her continuing strength in a long game.Detractors of the 4NCL used to say that it was really just a South and Midlands English affair with a few token Welsh extras but this criticism has gone up in smoke in recent seasons. Liverpool’s Spirit of Atticus have joined White Rose and 3Cs Oldham in the top flight while Northeast England are early Division Two leaders.The all-Scotland Alba squad, after winning Divisions Three and Two with 100% scores, made an inauspicious debut in the top flight, losing both matches. They will probably avoid relegation but reinforcements are needed to make waves at the top.South Wales Dragons used to be perennial relegation candidates but, with their original player core but merged with West is Best and with the Devon IM Jack Rudd on top board, they have made a good start. Ambitious Gonzaga Dublin are still down in Division Three but can call on several top Irish players and are likely to follow Alba to the top.The most intriguing non-English team have to be Manx Liberty, odds-on favourites to be Division Two champions. They include some club players from the Isle of Man plus the German IM Dietmar Kolbus who works there, but their strength is the East European GMs on the top boards.They are the nucleus of Trier, who were eighth from 16 in the 2016-17 Bundesliga but then had a dispute with the league management. Trier has effectively decamped to the 4NCL, and has its eyes on Guildford’s prized title in 2018-19! It is as if Borussia Dortmund or Bayer Leverkusen entered the English football Championship with designs on promotion.The Bundesliga is a much stronger competition, where several teams field 2700-rated elite GMs. Last weekend even Anatoly Karpov played, but the former world champion is now aged 66 and lost rather tamely to China’s Li Chao.Another Bundesliga top board is the English IM Lawrence Trent, best known as a prolific online commentator, who hopes for his first GM norm but became a victim of a fast rising young Russian when an opening blunder cost a piece.center_img Leonard Barden on chess news Daniil Dubov v Lawrence Trent1 Nf3 Nf6 2 g3 g6 3 b3 Bg7 4 Bb2 d6 5 d4 O-O 6 Bg2 c5 7 c4 cxd4 8 Nxd4 d5 9 cxd5 Nxd5 10 O-O Nb4 11 Na3 Bxd4 12 Bxd4 N8c6 13 Bc3 Qxd1 14 Rfxd1 Bg4?? 15 Bxb4 1-0An early Guildford win showed the strength of a routine GM strategy: develop the c1 bishop outside the pawn chain, keep a closed centre, and attack with the f pawn. Nick Pert makes it look simple, and after just a couple of exchanges Black resigns in the face of mating attackNick Pert v Kevin Bailey1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Bf4 c5 4 e3 Nc6 5 Nbd2 e6 6 c3 Bd6 7 Bg3 0-0 8 Bb5 cxd4 9 exd4 Qc7 10 Qe2 Bd7 11 Bd3 Ne7 12 Ne5 a6 13 0-0 b5 14 a3 Rab8 15 Rac1 Bc6 16 b4 Nd7 17 Nb3 Bxe5 18 dxe5 Nb6 19 f4 Nc4 20 Nd4 Bd7 21 f5 Nc6 22 f6 g6 23 Rf4 1-03521 1 Rf3! g2 2 Bf1! g1Q 3 Rh3 mate. Read more Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Since you’re here… Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.last_img read more

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Coconut Industry Board Targeting Property Acquisitions in St. Mary

first_img These, he says, are: the 1,028-acre Water Valley Farm; the 700-acre Unity Valley Farm; and the Richmond cocoa fermentery. Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says Cabinet approval is being sought for the Coconut Industry Board’s (CIB) acquisition of two properties and one facility in St. Mary, to enable further expansion of the entity’s commercial activities.These, he says, are: the 1,028-acre Water Valley Farm; the 700-acre Unity Valley Farm; and the Richmond cocoa fermentery.It is expected, among other things, that a nursery and factory will be established at Water Valley to facilitate value added coconut processing, while trees will also be planted on the property.“The Board, through these acquisitions and along with their existing properties, will be demonstrating on a mother/satellite farm basis, best practices in the growing of coconuts, intercropped with cocoa and banana, along with the processing of coconut water and other coconut products,” Mr. Shaw explained.He was speaking at the Coconut Growers Association’s Annual General Meeting at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston on Saturday (May 5).Meanwhile, Mr. Shaw said Cabinet approval is also being sought for the CIB to establish a subsidiary to spearhead the properties’ commercial development.This is part of measures to be jointly implemented by the Ministry and CIB to position Jamaica to tap into the US$2 billion global coconut industry.Mr. Shaw said that as part of the industry’s capacity building and expansion, greater emphasis will be placed on increased production of seedlings, developing a strong research programme and extension activities. These inputs, he argued, are vital, particularly for smaller growers.Meanwhile, the Minister said the Government welcomes and continues to court significant local and overseas stakeholder investments in the cultivation and value added aspects of the coconut industry.“Already we are engaging a large investor who has acquired some 2,000 acres of land to grow coconuts in Jamaica to support a major processing facility here, which will also receive raw material from the Caribbean to support it. This is a game changer,” he stated.Mr. Shaw also advised that he will be seeking Cabinet approval to have the CIB remain a statutory body of the Ministry, with its primary and immediate mandate being the development of nurseries, expansion of research and development activities and extension services to drive the industry’s expansion.Cabinet approval is also being sought for the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA) to retain responsibility for the industry’s regulation.JACRA provides oversight for the development, regulation, and standardization of the agricultural commodities industry primarily incorporating coffee, cocoa, coconut and spices. Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says Cabinet approval is being sought for the Coconut Industry Board’s (CIB) acquisition of two properties and one facility in St. Mary, to enable further expansion of the entity’s commercial activities. Story Highlights “The Board, through these acquisitions and along with their existing properties, will be demonstrating on a mother/satellite farm basis, best practices in the growing of coconuts, intercropped with cocoa and banana, along with the processing of coconut water and other coconut products,” Mr. Shaw explained.last_img read more

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Veteran Kerala actor Sathar passes away

first_imgKochi: Veteran Kerala actor Sathar passed away on Tuesday at a hospital near here due to prolonged illness, his family said. He was 67. The actor who has acted in more than 300 films, majority of them in Malayalam, was unwell for the past three months. He began his film career in the mid-70s and established himself as the villain especially in the film where the hero was played by legendary actor Jayan. After a brief hiatus, he returned to the industry in 2012 and with a flurry of films, the last film he did was in 2014, following which he became inactive. The biggest surprise in his film career came, when he married yesteryear heroine Jayabharathi in 1979 and their son Krish Sathar is also an actor besides running his own business in London. His last rites will be held on Tuesday evening at Aluva.last_img read more

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Fabric or fire Trump tweet spreads humour online

first_imgWASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account is often used to attack, belittle, and outright insult his opponents but on Monday it was a source of humour for many.That’s because President Trump not once, but twice spelt smoking with a “C” in one Tweet, referring to a ‘Smocking Gun’.“Democrats can’t find a Smocking Gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia after James Comey’s testimony. No Smocking Gun…No Collusion.” @FoxNews That’s because there was NO COLLUSION. So now the Dems go to a simple private transaction, wrongly call it a campaign contribution,…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2018As you can imagine, many Twitter users have “knitted together” witty replies to the error.A #SmockingGun doesn’t kill people, improper spelling kills people. #Twatwaffle— Valarie Vogel (@shinysparkly) December 10, 2018 Where there’s “smock” there’s #covfeve.#SmockingGun https://t.co/6R1kGxGFA1— Pièce de Résistance (@PieceDeReSister) December 10, 2018On a more serious, make you think note, comedian Nat Baimel tweeted “Refreshing to see a debate about a gun in America take place over something other than a mass shooting”.That tweet has since been removed from Baimel’s page.last_img read more

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SC seeks details on detenues release in Assam

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the Assam Chief Secretary to file an affidavit before April 25 recommending better measures for the release of detenues in the state detention centres. The Bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, observed that the centres were in a dilapidated condition. The court directed the government to come up with possible methodology to release the alleged illegal foreigners, especially those who have been held up for long. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The Bench took into consideration the government plea that observations made during the hearing of the case could impact the parliamentary elections in the state, and therefore, the plea should be heard after April 23, when Assam goes to the polls. The petition will be heard on April 25. The court discarded the government’s claims that the detention centres were “not in extremely bad shape” and said it was not a place where anybody would like to be. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The court was informed that 915 people were in the detention centres. The CJI directed the Chief Secretary to conduct a meeting with all stakeholders in the case and file an affidavit on or before April 23, with all the details of releasing the detenues. During the hearing, advocate Prashant Bhushan suggested the detenues could be released on the assurance or surety of being Indian citizens, and in case of criminals, technology could used to keep a track of them. Bhushan mentioned radio tagging the people with criminal background.last_img read more

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Praising Eritreas engagement with neighbours Ban urges compliance with resolutions

28 June 2010Eritrea deserves credit for its recent constructive engagement with its neighbours and the international community, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report in which he urges the country to provide evidence that it is complying with a Security Council resolution that imposed sanctions for the country’s destabilizing activities in Djibouti and Somalia. “Despite the Government of Eritrea’s long-standing positions on Somalia and Djibouti, it has recently taken a number of steps towards constructive engagement with its neighbours and the wider international community,” Mr. Ban says in a report to the Security Council on Eritrea’s compliance on resolution 1907, issued in January last year.“While recent developments represent a move in the right direction, I urge the Government of Eritrea to do more to provide evidence of its compliance with resolution 1907 and the practical measures set out in it,” the Secretary-General says.The resolution imposed an arms embargo on Eritrea and a travel ban and an assets freeze on Eritrean political and military leaders who violated the embargo, provided support to armed opposition groups destabilizing the region or obstructed implementation of a previous Council resolution that demanded that Eritrea withdrawal its troops from Djibouti.The resolution followed a request by the regional Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the African Union (AU) for the Council to take such action.The positive steps referred to by the Secretary-General include Eritrea’s reception of the Sanctions Committee in Asmara, its participation in the Istanbul Conference on Somalia, and its engagement in regional mediation efforts led by Qatar on Eritrea’s border dispute with Djibouti.“I am encouraged that Eritrea is now engaging in an effort to arrive at a peaceful resolution to the border conflict and normalize relations with Djibouti,” Mr. Ban writes.However, he notes that the UN’s ability to verify Eritrea’s compliance with resolution 1907 is very limited, and expresses hope that the new monitoring group on Somalia and Eritrea, which will be established in due course, will provide for independent monitoring and reporting on the implementation of measures imposed by the resolution.The Secretary-General also welcomes recent reports that indicate that Eritrea is taking measures to restore its representation at the headquarters of the AU and encourages the Horn of Africa country to make a similar effort in re-establishing its membership in IGAD.“Eritrea’s enhanced engagement with regional organizations and international partners would be an important contribution to strengthening peace and stability in the Horn of Africa,” he adds.He says that long-term peace and stability in the region require a comprehensive approach to address the interlinked conflicts. read more

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Shoppers Drug Mart applies to be a distributor of medical marijuana

This Feb. 13, 2013 file photo shows a marijuana bud at the grand opening of the Seattle location of the Northwest Cannabis Market, for sales of medical marijuana products. Shoppers Drug Mart says it has submitted an application to be a distributor of medical marijuana. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Elaine Thompson by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 25, 2016 8:51 am MDT Last Updated Oct 25, 2016 at 3:49 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Shoppers Drug Mart applies to be a distributor of medical marijuana TORONTO – Shoppers Drug Mart has submitted an application to distribute medical marijuana — a move that, if permitted, could change how patients get access to the drug.But although the pharmacy chain says allowing it to dispense cannabis would improve patient care, some industry players are voicing concerns that users could face higher prices and have access to fewer strains.Federal regulations only allow registered patients to buy cannabis directly from licensed producers, who send the product to clients by mail.That means that even if Shoppers Drug Mart’s application is approved, Canada’s largest pharmacy chain won’t be permitted to sell medical marijuana through its stores unless Ottawa revises the rules.Shoppers Drug Mart spokeswoman Tammy Smitham says the company is hopeful that the federal government will do so, arguing that it would improve “access, safety, quality and security” for patients.Industry association Cannabis Canada says adding a middleman such as a pharmacy could provide some benefits — for example, medical marijuana users would be able to consult with their pharmacists face-to-face — but it may also come with some downsides.Consumers may end up paying a higher price, says Colette Rivet, executive director of Cannabis Canada.“There’s a dispensing fee on all pharmaceuticals,” Rivet said.“At Shoppers Drug Mart they pay a certain price for the pills but then they add a dispensing fee to cover their administrative costs.”Another concern is that the variety of strains available on store shelves could be quite limited, Rivet said.“That is critical for patients because they react differently to different strains,” she said.Mark Zekulin, president of licensed producer Canopy Growth Corp., said it would be vital that pharmacists are educated about the drug if they’re going to sell it in stores.“What if you show up at the pharmacy for assistance … and they haven’t been properly trained and they’re not necessarily engaged in understanding the product? You end up ultimately with a disservice,” Zekulin said.The number of clients registered with Health Canada to use medical cannabis has grown. At the end of June there were 75,166 registered clients under the medical marijuana regime, according to the Health Canada’s website.That’s up 40 per cent from the previous quarter, when there were 53,649 clients, and more triple the number from a year ago when only 23,930 people had registered to receive the drug.Smitham said Shoppers, which is owned by Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L), has applied to Health Canada to become a licensed medical marijuana producer — but only for the purpose of distributing the drug.The retailer has “no intention” of producing cannabis, she said, calling the application an administrative requirement in order to be able to distribute medical marijuana to patients.The Canadian Pharmacists Association has said it is concerned about a lack of clinical oversight and that pharmacies should play a leading role in the distribution of medical marijuana.When asked if they plan to follow Shoppers’ lead, pharmacy chains Rexall and Jean Coutu said Monday that there are still a number of issues that still need to be resolved.Rexall spokesman Derek Tupling said the company continues to monitor the situation, while Jean Coutu spokeswoman Helene Bisson said the issue “raises many questions” to which the various levels of government have yet to provide answers.When asked about Shoppers Drug Mart’s application, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott highlighted the “strict regulatory regime” in place for access to medical marijuana.“There is an appropriate process by which people can become a licensed producer,” Philpott said. “It’s a rigorous process that I am not a part of … they will work their way through the process.”Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter. read more

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Video column Irelands young and diverse population deserves to be heard

first_imgTHE AVERAGE AGE of presenters on our national radio stations is 55 – and only one in three voices belong to women.Yet Ireland has a young, diverse population with many perspectives to offer to the national conversation. Are the media really representing them?Uploaded by Katie VarvosKatie Varvos is a Canadian-born, Dublin-based vlogger who created the ‘The Unemployed Graduate’- a show about current news and issues. She is a recent graduate, with a BA in Journalism and MPhil in International Relations from Trinity. Each week she discusses a range of topics, asks for your opinions and gives away some pretty awesome prizes. Check out The Unemployed Graduate’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. Read: An Post launches 4 new stamps to highlight Ireland’s diversityRead: Irish transgender woman Lydia Foy nominated for European Diversity AwardColumn: Ireland’s political system must embrace diversity to foster justicelast_img read more

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Makeshift migrants camp firebombed in Patra

first_imgPolice in the western port of Patra are seeking the perpetrators behind an arson attack on a small makeshift settlement close to a derelict paper factory where dozens of undocumented immigrants had been camping out.Unidentified assailants pelted the settlement with makeshift firebombs in the early hours of the morning, causing no injuries but serious damage to the camp, according to local reports.Hundreds of migrants aiming to leave Greece and seek a better life in Western Europe regularly try to sneak onto ferries leaving the western port for Italy.Source: Ekathimerini. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

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Eizo lance un nouveau moniteur IPS et LED

first_imgEizo lance un nouveau moniteur IPS et LEDLe constructeur japonais Eizo vient de lancer sur le marché français un nouveau moniteur. Doté d’une dalle IPS, le FlexScan EV2335W bénéficie d’un rétro-éclairage à LED qui lui permet d’économiser l’énergie.Eizo vient de lancer en France son moniteur informatique FlexScan EV2335W. Cet appareil est doté d’une dalle IPS et offre un rétro-éclairage à LED. Avec ce modèle, le constructeur japonais mise sur les économies d’énergie puisque le moniteur ne consomme que 16 W en moyenne, et 35 W au maximum. Lorsqu’il est en veille, il ne consomme pas plus de 0,1 W. À lire aussiE Ink élargit l’horizon de son papier électroniqueDes performances qu’il doit à la fonction EcoView Optimizer, qui ajuste la luminosité en fonction de ce qui apparaît à l’écran. Elle s’ajoute à l’Auto EcoView, qui règle la luminosité selon l’éclairage de la pièce où se trouve le moniteur. La dalle IPS de 23 pouces offre quant à elle une définition Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), et une luminosité maximale de 250 cd/m2. Le moniteur, qui repose sur un pied FlexStand2 permettant de le retourner en mode portrait, est en outre équipé des entrées VGA, DVI-D et DisplayPort, ainsi que d’un haut-parleur d’appoint de 0,5 W. Pour s’offrir l’Eizo FlexScan EV2335W, qui sera commercialisé dans les jours à venir en France, il faudra débourser 475 euros.Le 9 janvier 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Fewer trees for Grinch to steal

first_imgThere’s a thinner crop of Christmas trees this year, which could be good or bad depending on who’s holding the axe.Oregon and Washington Christmas tree sellers say this holiday season will see fewer noble firs, Douglas firs, grand firs and other popular species. A recent oversupply sunk prices. Farmers planted fewer trees or closed shop. Now, those remaining say the market is in a giving mood.“Prices had been really poor for the last six or eight years,” said Mark Schmidlin, owner of Schmidlin Farms in Banks, Ore. and a board member of the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association. “There’s a lot of demand right now for the trees that are there.”Licensed Christmas tree growers in Oregon, the largest producer in the country, have dropped from 668 in 2011 to 437 in 2016, according to the Oregon Department of Agriculture. There are close to 90 in Washington, according to the Washington Department of Agriculture.“If you shop early, you will find your Christmas tree,” said Schmidlin. “There will be enough to go around. If there are fewer lots, go out to a choose-and-cut (farm).”Wholesalers and tree lot operators say they are seeing higher prices that could get passed to buyers.Beau Leech, owner of Bo’s Trees on the corner of Northeast 78th Street and Highway 99, said he saw the price spike coming. After 26 years in the Christmas tree industry, he said he’s waded through this supply cycle three times.last_img read more

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Robinson puts Taylor Parnell in Office of Premier

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT #MagneticMediaNews`center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 23, 2016 -In her inaugural message as Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Hon Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson laid out some key appointments outside of her Ministers and House of Assembly selected members.Madame Premier Robinson revealed that in the Office of the Premier, she will have at her side, Hon Derek Taylor in Grand Turk and Hon Douglas Parnell in Providenciales.There are more appointments to come said Premier Robinson in that address to the country via national radio on Tuesday evening; hours before the new PDM Ministers were in debriefs with their Permanent Secretaries who have now all been given the ‘Change Document’ or PDM Manifesto so that they are aware of the priority areas of the newly elected People’s Democratic Movement Administration.There was a Christmas Message also from Madame Premier; in it she said we must remember the Christ child and now focus on unifying the nation after what was a tough election season.  Yesterday marked one week since the General Elections where the PDM party secured 10 House of Assembly seats; four of the All Island and six of the constituency seats.You can read the message from the country’s first female premier, Hon Sharlene Robinson at MagneticMediaTV.com. The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img
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