510 kgs of Marijuana seized from trucks

first_imgNEW DELHI: Crime branch has seized 510 kilogram of marijuana which was kept in 17 bags, out of which, 14 bags of marijuana was kept in the special cavity made in the truck and 2 bags of marijuana were kept in Swift Car and 1 bag of marijuana was carried by both the accused persons, when the accused persons were transferring the bags of marijuana from their possession.As per the accused the special cavity/cache was made in the truck to hide the contraband for the purpose of escaping from the Police. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plasticDuring interrogation, it is revealed that both accused are previously involved in NDPS cases. Accused Sube Singh is on bail in case of Faridabad. He was convicted in this case. Accused Sube Singh is a proclaimed offender in another NDPS case of Faridabad. Apart from these cases, he is also involved in three more NDPS Cases. Accused Deepak is also on bail in two NDPS Cases of UP. According to police accused Sube Singh and Deepak are partners and work for one Dinesh Pal. Sube Singh and Dinesh Pal regularly went to Orissa and Andhra Pradesh by flight. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThey bring the contraband from Paidawalasa a place near Orissa and Andra Pradesh border. They arrange a truck having cavity and load the contraband in it. If the vehicle is checked, at a check post or picket, the contraband is not found visible. The accused persons purchase the contraband from Orissa and Andra Pradesh border at a very cheap rate and sell the same at higher prices. As per the above facts both the accused persons are regularly engaged in supplying of drugs. “We got information from our network that a truck containing marijuana would be entering Delhi and a special cavity it contains the drugs. He laid a trap and seized the drugs and the accused were arrested,” said Ram Gopal Naik, DCP Crime.last_img read more

Kristin Chenoweth Performs At StarStudded Human Rights Hero Awards

first_imgTHE HUMAN RIGHTS HERO AWARDS held last week at Beso restaurant brought out some of the biggest names in Hollywood to award individuals for their tireless work to bring awareness to the issues of human trafficking.The annual event produced by actress Marisol Nichols (“24,” “NCIS”) and her nonprofit organization, Foundation for a Slavery Free World in partnership with Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI), awarded Board Member and CEO of the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children John Ryan for his 15 years of service; Founder and Executive Director of Saving Innocence Kim Biddle; as well as Nancy Rivard, President and Founder of Airline Ambassadors.Emmy and Tony award-winner Kristin Chenoweth performed alongside award-winning composer David Campbell. Special keynote speakers included former CIA/Homeland Security Operative and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad Tim Ballard, and Utah’s Attorney General Sean Reyes.Terry Crews (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Kelly Preston, Jenna Elfman, and Erika Christensen (“Parenthood”) were several of the presenters on-hand to honor the human rights heroes. Other attendees included: Danny Masterson, Leslie David Baker (“The Office”), Carlson Young (“Scream”), Jennifer Aspen (“GCB”), Daphne Wayans (“In Living Color”), Amrapali Ambegaokar (“Scandal”), Marlon Yates (STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON), Joanna Going (“Kingdom”), EG Daily (PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE), Azie Tesfai (“Jane The Virgin”), Charlotte Ross (“Arrow”), Becca Tobin (“Glee”), McKaley Miller (“Hart of Dixie”), Kerri Kasem (Radio personality), Nicky Whelan (THE WEDDING RINGER), Catherine Oxenberg (“Dynasty”), Emma Booth (“Glitch”), Izabella Miko (STEP UP ALL IN), Keith Robinson (GET ON UP), and Nicholas Gonzalez (THE PURGE: ANARCHY).YHRI is a nonprofit organization founded by Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, an educator born and raised in apartheid South Africa, where she witnessed first-hand the devastating effects of discrimination and the lack of basic human rights. The purpose of YHRI is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become advocates for tolerance and peace.last_img read more

UN issues new list of Taliban AlQaida members and groups under sanctions

The list includes over 150 people subject to Council resolution 1267 (1999), which was adopted in response to the indictment of Usama bin Laden for the terrorist bombings of United States embassies in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam. Under that text, all States are required to freeze funds and other financial resources, including funds derived or generated by any undertaking owned or controlled by the Taliban, and to ensure that those funds are not used by the group. That portion of the list also cites nine entities subject to the sanctions. In a second section, the list provides the names of individuals and groups subject to Council resolution 1333 (2000), which requires all States to freeze funds and other financial assets of Usama bin Laden and his associates in the Al-Qaida organization. There are 54 persons and 66 entities named.The entire list provides numerous aliases of the concerned organizations and individuals, some of whom have over a dozen assumed identities each. read more

Chemical weapons investigators to return to Syria on Wednesday – UN spokesperson

The United Nations team probing the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria will return to the country on Wednesday to complete its investigation of pending credible allegations, including the 19 March incident at Khan al-Asal, a spokesperson for the world body said today.Formally known as the Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic, the team – led by Swedish scientist Dr. Åke Sellström – was established by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in March of this year.The team, assisted by experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), visited the country last month and found “clear and convincing evidence” that Sarin gas was used in an incident that occurred on 21 August in the Ghouta area on the outskirts of Damascus in which hundreds of people were reportedly killed.In recent weeks, Syria has acceded to the Chemical Weapons Convention. As for information about Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles, the UN spokesperson noted that OPCW has not shared such information with the UN investigation team. The responsibility of verifying the inventory and elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles belongs with the OPCW, the spokesperson stated, adding that this task is beyond the scope of the UN team’s mandate, which is to investigate allegations of the use of chemical weapons. read more

Govt moving to simplify process for easy access to loans for

Government is reviewing the operations of the Small Business Bureau (SBB) with the aim of simplifying the process in order to enable small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to access money.There are also plans to provide local funding for the bureau.Minister of State Joseph HarmonMinister of State Joseph Harmon, who made this disclosure during a visit to the community of Wales last Friday, explained that President David Granger called a high level meeting on Friday with the relevant Ministers present, and the bureau was among the issues that were examined.“The President called a meeting with some Ministers, including the Minister of Business (Dominic Gaskin), to examine ways in which we can provide financing. And we were looking at the Small Business Bureau (with a view to) change the way in which it is structured.“The funds of the Small Business Bureau are funds from the Norwegians. So then, for you to get that money, you have to go through (a process) a training programme; and then when you’re finished, you have to satisfy the requirements of the bank.”Harmon revealed there are plans to review that arrangement, and for Government to inject some additional local funds into the programme.  He said this would benefit small scale farmers and other startup businesses.“Minister Gaskin has been asked to look at that. Review it so that we can put some additional local funds into it, to make it easier for our farmers and individual business people to have access to small sums of money… maybe one, two or five million to kick you off,” Harmon said.“Apart from that, the Minister of Finance (Winston Jordan) would have announced in the budget that there is something for small businesses and starting up businesses – some G$50million for youth entrepreneurship,” Harmon disclosed.Minister Jordan had in fact stated during his 2017 budget speech that the SBB would be extending its operations into educational institutes – to train students in entrepreneurship. He had also mentioned a competitive system being set up to have 10 students receive grants to start their own businesses.Besides that, Jordan had stated that the Micro and Small Enterprise Development (MSED) would continue its role in financing and training SMEs. He had also spoken of the Sustainable Livelihood and Entrepreneurial Development (SLED) programme. According to Harmon, Government is looking at the most effective ways to get any allocations in the budget to the communities for entrepreneurship. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related$100M Revolving Fund now available to small businessesJanuary 15, 2018In “Business”Law changed to make credit reporting more effectiveJanuary 15, 2016In “Local News”Banking services, high transportation cost hinder Mahdia businessesJuly 26, 2016In “Business” read more

iPhoto 11 update solves major issues introduces new email features

first_imgiLife ’11 was first announced during the “Back to the Mac” event in October and included updates to iLife’s suite of applications including iPhoto. iPhoto ’11 had some nice goodies when launched, but had some rough edges prompting Apple to introduce a major update this week.Early adopters of iPhoto ’11 have been frustrated by a flaw which caused reliability issues and messed with the sort order of Events when users imported their older iPhoto library. The new update addresses that as well as a number of other minor issues including text formatting controls becoming inaccessible when editing a calendar, and photos not sorting correctly or the scrolling overlay not correctly displaying ratings when photos are sorted by rating. Also corrected is an issue which could cause duplicate photos to be added to a MobileMe album.AdChoices广告Besides plugging some holes in the dam, Apple used the update to throw in some additional enhancements for good measure. A few center around emailing photos. The first adds a preference which allows photos to be emailed using an external email application, while another gives users the ability to size photos to small, medium or large when attaching to an email. Users will also have two new themes for email including “Classic” and “Journal.” Another enhancement, unrelated to email, allows event titles displayed in headers to be edited.To receive the update to iPhoto 9.1.1, iLife ’11 users can run Software Update or simply download the update directly from the Apple Support website.Read more at Apple and PCMag.comlast_img read more

The great escape Two crims and one chopper

first_imgA massive manhunt is under way in Greece after two criminals mounted an audacious escape from a top security prison by helicopter – for the second time in three years. Serial armed robber and kidnapper Vassilis Paleokostas, and his Albanian sidekick, Alket Rizai, both escaped from the Korydallos prison in western Athens two Sundays ago in a helicopter rented and hijacked at gunpoint by their accomplices. The pair staged an almost identical escape from the same prison in 2006.They fled Korydallos prison after a helicopter landed on the roof of the prison in broad daylight and a rope ladder was thrown to them. Guards on the ground opened fire but a woman on board the helicopter shot back with an assault rifle. No injuries were reported. A local resident captured part of the escape on amateur video. The grainy footage shows a helicopter rising from the prison and flying off across the city after shots are heard.The pilot was found later bound, gagged and with a hood over his head. He reportedly told police the helicopter – owned by a tour company offering “escapes to idyllic destinations” – was chartered by a couple who said they wanted to go from the town of Itea in central Greece to Athens. He said he had been threatened with an automatic AK-47 rifle and a grenade and forced to fly to the prison.The Greek Government reacted strongly to the escape with the dismissal of three senior prison officials by the justice minister in response to the escape. Nikos Dendias said he had sacked the general secretary of the justice ministry, the inspector-general of prisons and the head of Korydallos prison after visiting the facility on Sunday evening. “This was an insult which I will not accept… I will take measures as harsh as necessary,” he told reporters afterwards. A number of guards have also appeared in court in relation to the escape with a senior guard receiving a three year suspended sentence from the Piraeus Magistrate’s court while a second guard received a six month suspended sentence for the illegal possession of arms. Two other guards and a security guard as well as the helicopter pilot were found to be innocent of any involvement in the escape.A police investigation is currently being undertaken into how the two prisoners managed to escape without being detected. Authorities suspect that prison guards were involved in the escape.An embarrassed Greek Government announced a series of measures in response to the escape. Nikos Dendias heralded waiving the right of owners of pre-paid mobile phones to remain anonymous so police can trace suspects calls, the more selective recruitment of prison guards and better training for all prison staff. Paleokostas and Rizai had escaped the exact same way from the same prison in June 2006 and had been due to appear in court today in connection with that escape.Paleokostas, 42, had remained at large for more than two years until being recaptured last August. While on the run, he is suspected of masterminding the June 2008 kidnapping of a prominent Greek industrialist, Giorgos Mylonas, who was held for 13 days until his family paid a ransom.Paleokostas was serving prison sentences of more than 25 years for a 1995 kidnapping, several robberies and arms possession.Rizai, 34, was serving a life term for murder. He has also been charged with carrying out two contract killings while on the run after the June 2006 helicopter escape. He was recaptured that September. The two escapees are being hailed as folk heroes by admirers of their aerial dynamics. A dozen fan clubs sprung up overnight on Facebook celebrating the pair and their daring escape. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

What to do to inherit in Greece

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram You do not live in Greece and you learn that you are entitled to an inheritance in this country. What are the steps you need to take in order to claim your share? The first thing that must be done is to get legal advice from a lawyer in Greece, so you are informed about your rights and how to exercise them. You will find out whether you inherit the entire estate (100 per cent) or a share of it. Also, you will learn what information and documents from your end are required, so that the part of the inheritance that you are entitled to becomes your property. The lawyer in Greece will ask you questions about the next of kin of the deceased. It is vital under Greek inheritance law to establish who are the close blood relatives, their names (first and last name, as well as their father and mother name, if you know them), and their exact relationship to the deceased. Another important matter is whether the deceased has left a will or not. If there is a will, we must know if it was drawn up in Greece, or in another country. Also, we must find out if the will is trusted with a notary or an attorney, or if it is a so-called holographic will, (a piece of handwritten paper), which is kept by a relative, a friend, or simply found in the house where the deceased lived or elsewhere. If a will exists, normally it will have to be probated. If it was drawn up outside of Greece, it has first to be probated in the country where it was drawn up and then it will also be probated in Greece. If there is no will, the intestate succession takes place and we must work with the next of kin. Depending on whether the deceased had Greek citizenship or not, we will find out who are the heirs who inherit intestate, meaning without a will. The heir must also know where the deceased passed away, so we obtain the death certificate. If he/she does not know, the lawyer will help. A matter of great importance is the number and type of assets of the estate, where they are located and if the heir keeps any deeds about the real estate properties, or other information about bank account numbers, etc. If the heir does not have a lot of information about this, the lawyer will act to search for assets, but the heir must at least give some clues, especially about the specific area or areas of Greece where assets may be located. If we know the place where the properties are located, even if we do not have any deeds or other documents which describe the titles, everything can be found at the local cadastre, as long as we know the name, last name and preferably, the father name of the deceased. It must be noted that all legal and commercial deeds and acts in Greece require not only the name (first and last), but also the parents’ names of the persons involved in the transactions. Sometimes we may have to make a title search not in the name of the deceased, but in the name of his parents, or even uncles, aunts or other relatives, in case title had not officially passed to the deceased and the titles are still in the names of his parents, grandparents or other relatives. In such a case, it will be a double or even triple inheritance succession, for example, from the grandmother to her son (deceased) and then to the spouse and children of the son, who are now the present heirs. Under Greek law, apart from the death certificate, which if not issued in Greece, is officially obtained from the country of issue, translated and registered in Greece, we also have to issue, from a Greek Municipality, the certificate of next of kin. This is issued only in case the deceased had Greek citizenship and we know where in Greece theywas registered. The same applies even if the deceased had Greek as well as another citizenship. To issue the certificate of next of kin, two witnesses are required to sign an affidavit stating the names of the close blood relatives. One of the two witnesses can be one of the heirs. If the deceased was not a Greek citizen, a legal opinion by a lawyer or a jurist from the country of the deceased’s citizenship must be obtained, to advise on the intestate laws of that country, particularly if there is no will. Once type and number of assets, the next of kin and the inheritance shares are established, the lawyer must draft documents to file the estate to the tax office, unless the deceased has died before 1995, in which case the heirs do not pay any inheritance tax at all, irrespective of the value of the estate. Finally, the heirs, in person or through their attorney, sign the deed of acceptance of inheritance at the notary, which subsequently is registered with the local cadastre(s), so the real estate assets become the personal property of the heirs. If the heirs cannot stay in Greece during the weeks or months which are necessary to complete the paperwork, they sign a power of attorney (POA) to empower their lawyer to sign everything as if they were present in Greece. If the estate includes bank accounts, instead of the deed at the notary, the heirs may have to obtain a court ruling, called Klironomitirio, to order the bank to release to them the balance of the account(s). *Christos Iliopoulos is an attorney at the Supreme Court of Greece, L.L.M.,www.greekadvocate.eulast_img read more

LESA prépare lenvoi dun robot au pôle sud de la Lune

first_imgL’ESA prépare l’envoi d’un robot au pôle sud de la LuneEurope – L’Agence spatiale européenne (ESA) a annoncé sa volonté de déposer, d’ici à 2018, un robot à la surface de la Lune. Elle a confié à Astrium, une filiale du groupe EADS, une étude visant à détailler la conception de cet engin.L’ESA vise la Lune et, pour préparer de futures missions habitées, elle entend envoyer un robot d’exploration au pôle sud de notre satellite. Un contrat d’un montant de 6,5 millions d’euros, courant jusqu’à la fin 2011 a été signé avec Astrium. Il prévoit notamment la “conception détaillée” d’un véhicule d’atterrissage et du robot.À lire aussiAprès l’annulation de son lancement pour la Lune à la dernière minute, l’Inde est de nouveau prêteL’étude confiée à la filiale d’EADS se basera sur les technologies de l’ATV, le vaisseau ravitailleur européen de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS). Toutefois, Astrium précise que le développement de nouvelles “techniques avancées telles qu’un système de navigation optique autonome et un système de propulsion sophistiqué” sera nécessaire.La mission que prépare l’agence spatiale européenne a pour objectif de faire atterrir un robot d’exploration dans la région montagneuse et couverte de cratères du pôle sud de la Lune, et ce en 2018. Cette zone lunaire est encore mal connue. Pourtant, elle pourrait devenir un lieu de choix pour de futures missions habitées. Cette région de notre satellite naturel est en effet presque en permanence exposée aux rayons du soleil, source d’énergie, et elle pourrait receler de la glace, donc des ressources en eau.Le 17 septembre 2010 à 16:37 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Siri demeure exclusivement réservé à liPhone 4S

first_imgSiri demeure exclusivement réservé à l’iPhone 4SNon, Apple n’a pour projet d’adapter Siri aux iPhone 3G S et 4. La fonction de reconnaissance vocale restera réservée exclusive à l’iPhone 4S, a affirmé la firme de Cupertino dans un mail adressé à un développeur. Depuis l’arrivée de la fonction de reconnaissance vocale Siri avec l’iPhone 4S, nombre de développeurs tentent de la porter sur des iPhone 3GS et 4 jailbreakés. Puis une rumeur laissant croire au développement d’une mise à jour par Apple a été lancée. Mais il n’en est rien, a affirmé le géant de Cupertino, dans un mail adressé à un utilisateur qui s’interrogeait à ce sujet.À lire aussiiPad Air 2 : Keynote confirmée, tout ce que l’on sait sur la future tablette Apple”Siri fonctionne uniquement sur iPhone 4S et nous n’avons actuellement aucun projet visant à l’étendre aux anciens modèles” aurait répondu la firme à la pomme, rapporte le site Apple Insider. Aucune explication n’est fournie pour justifier cette décision, et seul l’utilisation du mot “actuellement” dans cette réponse rend encore possible une lueur d’espoir !Si certains avancent que ce choix est dû à une incompatibilité d’ordre technique, d’autres estiment qu’il pourrait seulement s’agir d’une stratégie commerciale. Alors que les adeptes de la firme à la pomme s’attendaient à la sortie d’un iPhone 5, Siri fait partie des fonctions les plus attrayantes de l’iPhone 4S.Le 11 novembre 2011 à 13:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Teen admits leaving newborn in dumpster

first_imgEVERETT — An 18-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to abandoning her newborn in a dumpster north of Seattle after giving birth to him in a shower.The Daily Herald reports Samantha Houston of Everett pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony abandonment of a dependent child.Houston told police she gave birth March 25, 2016, and then panicked, wrapping the baby in a towel and placing him in a dumpster. Prosecutors say afterward she walked to a convenience store to get something to eat.A tip led Everett police to identify Houston as the suspect about a month after the incident.The baby was placed in protective custody.In Washington, mothers can leave their newborns — no questions asked — with a staff member or volunteer at any fire station, rural clinic or hospital emergency room.last_img

Milner reveals key items ahead of Liverpools game against Roma

first_imgLiverpool’s James Milner has taken to social media to show fans what he has packed ahead of their return leg against AS Roma in the Champions League semi-finalsThe midfielder joined Twitter in March and has been quickly gathering followers on the social media account.Milner recently uploaded a picture of his suitcase ahead of the second leg clash with Roma on Wednesday to give fans a look inside.“Packing almost complete for Rome, just need to dig out my Italian phrase book and hot water bottle. What a find the LFC branded plug adapter was!” the 32-year-old wrote on Twitter.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Packing almost complete for Rome, just need to dig out my Italian phrase book and hot water bottle. What a find the LFC branded plug adapter was! #incrediblescenes #essentials #willuseHendostoothpaste pic.twitter.com/UIIS5ejOs5— James Milner (@JamesMilner) 29 April 2018Since leaving Manchester City for Liverpool, Milner has impressed with his continued consistent performances at Anfield and recently had to deny rumours that he was on the verge of coming out of retirement for the England squad ahead of this summer’s World Cup.last_img read more

Assessor race now has three Republicans

first_imgA third Republican joined the race for Clark County assessor on Tuesday, the second day of filing for the August primary.David Horowitz, a retired certified public accountant who had not previously announced his plan to run, joined appraiser Peter Van Nortwick and retired certified public accountant Daniel Weaver in the race for the seat being vacated by Democrat Linda Franklin, who is not running for a third term.In the 49th District, Democrat Rep. Jim Jacks filed for re-election for Position 1 to the House of Representatives and will be challenged by Republican Bill Cismar.In District 18, Rich Carson filed as an independent for state Representative Position 1. Jon T. Haugen filed for that position, also as an independent, on Monday.In the 17th District, Democrat Monica Stonier filed for a vacant House seat that Republican Paul Harris and Democrat Martin Hash filed for on Monday.Republican Mike Appel filed to run against Clark County Treasurer Doug Lasher, while Republican Scott Weber filed against Clark County Clerk Sherry Parker.Candidates have until 5 p.m. Friday to file for the primary.last_img read more

UK Power Networks launches wellbeing programme supported by Olympic athletes

first_imgElectricity distribution organisation UK Power Networks has introduced a wellbeing programme for its 5,700 staff, which features Olympic athletes talking to employees about their physical and mental resilience.Its Your Energy programme, which launched in June 2017 and will run for 18 months, has been designed to help staff enhance their energy levels, as well as support employees in increasing their performance and resilience both in and out of work.The programme focuses around three key areas, branded Energy In, which covers eating and drinking mindfully to fuel the body and brain efficiently; Energy Capacity, designed to help employees improve their fitness to cope with both the mental and physical demands of work; and Energy Rest and Recovery, which details how adequate rest and recovery has an impact on an employee’s ability to perform at their best.The programme, provided by Beyond the Barriers, includes talks by Olympic kayaker Anna Hemmings and Olympic rower Toby Garbett (pictured), an informative top tips booklet, short animation videos, and access to a WellPoint Kiosk, which assesses weight, body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, blood pressure, heart rate, cardiovascular disease risk, and heart age.The programme also offers practical tips for employees, for example ensuring they start their day by having breakfast, the importance of staying hydrated, ensuring to take regular breaks, and being able to get fresh air and exercise. The scheme also covers psychological issues, for example, highlighting how negative thoughts can eat into their energy usage to employees.Aimee Skelly-Burgess, safety, health and environment communications manager, safety, strategy and support services at UK Power Networks, said: “It is absolutely fantastic to work with two Olympians on how to keep our energy levels up throughout the day. They are the best of the best and we’ve had so many great tips on how to keep energised.“We want to do everything we can to ensure our [employees] are able to work safely and efficiently, providing a platform to improve resilience, reduce the risk of stress and increasing peoples’ capacity to cope. The intention is to have enough energy for all our [employees] to work effectively and also enjoy their personal lives.”last_img read more

Put Your Dreams To Work 5 Ways To Land Your Ideal Music

first_img https://twitter.com/RecordingAcad/status/1024282785085906947 From dressing to impress to getting—and staying—connected with the right network, here are some go-to techniques for kick-starting a career in the music industryLakeia BrownGRAMMYs Mar 19, 2019 – 6:03 pm As college graduation season quickly approaches, most seniors have begun the search for their “dream job” in musc.  While it’s an exciting time, the quest can be daunting, especially when applying to roles in an industry as competitive as the music biz. So how do you stand out?  GRAMMY U provided answers and so much more at last week’s GRAMMY U Industry Insights: How to Get the Job workshop in downtown Manhattan.  A packed room of recent- and soon-to-be- college graduates received pointers from a panelists of pros: Madison Rozynek (The Madison Square Garden  Company), Ian Rifkin (Universal Music Group), Christine Schworn (Sirius XM) and Lisa Hauptman (Downtown Music Publishing).  Here are a few valuable tips for landing the dream job. (L-R): Lisa Hauptman, Christine Schworn, Ian Rifkin, Madison Rozynek, Jessica McDevitt1. Dress the PartThe entertainment industry is known for pushing boundaries, but that behavior doesn’t apply to interview etiquette. While the dress code is casual to business casual for most of the music industry, always show up to an interview in professional attire. A general rule: It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed. Keep it business professional and leave the boundary pushing until your first day on the job.2. “Thank You…” NextThank you is never a bad idea, especially after an interview. Be sure to ask for a business card or an email address, and follow up with a quick note expressing your continued interest in the job and try to include something personal that was discussed during the interview. If you want to go the extra mile, “hand written notes will always make you stand out,” says Christine Schworn, Recruiter & Talent Acquisition, Sirius XM.  And remember, it typically takes about six weeks from interview to hire, so be patient.3. Play Your Position Dream big but make sure your experience matches the job. How do you know if you qualify? Read the job description thoroughly, and be honest with yourself.  Recent graduates typically land Department and Executive Assistant roles at entertainment companies to get into the door.  Don’t shy away from these roles, even the temporary jobs, because they often lead to bigger opportunities says, Ian Rifkin, Manager of Internship Programs & Campus Recruiting, Universal Music Group.   Network, work hard and you’ll be ready for the next level soon. Twitter 5 Ways To Land Your Music Dream Job put-your-dreams-work-5-ways-land-your-ideal-music-job Facebook center_img News Email Put Your Dreams To Work: 5 Ways To Land Your Ideal Music Job 4. Circle of LifeRemember opportunities exists everywhere, even among friends.  Getting an informational with a senior level executive at a dream job is great, but you can also create opportunities within your circle of peers. “Network within your circle,” says Lisa Hauptman, Global Head of People, Downtown Music Publishing. Remember to not only look up, but across. Your peers are the next round of executives.5. Stay Linked and AwareLinkedIn, LinkedIn, LinkedIn.  Recruiters utilize the career site as a tool to identify candidates so keep your LinkedIn profile up to date, and if you don’t have an account, sign up, says Madison Rozynek, Recruiting Coordinator,  The Madison Square Garden Company. Be sure to use an appropriate picture and follow companies that reflect your interests.  And remember, LinkedIn isn’t the only space recruiters use for online research.  Your social accounts are a reflection of you. Be mindful of what you post.Want More?: Check Out These 5 Surefire Ways To Make It In The Music IndustryRead morelast_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Thursday Dec 15

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uWe’ll talk to Eugene Craig, 3rd vice chair of the Maryland GOP discusses the Trump transition and Governor Hogan’s ability to work with the president-elect, who he very publicly did not support during the primary and general election process. Also, police brutality activist Tawanda Jones discusses an independent medical report that says her brother Tyrone West, killed while in police custody in July of 2014, died of asphyxiation, and not a heart condition.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Wed Mar 2

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uA full report on the seven Baltimore City police officers indicted on federal racketeering charges, with former federal prosecutor Sheryl Wood, Kevin Shird, author of, “Uprising in the City: Made in America,” and The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday.last_img

Borrowed from natures garden

first_imgThe works of art done by Sun Deep reflect her philosophy, her life’s experiences and her love and passions, overwhelmingly inspired by everyday miracles and beauties in Nature. Nature inspires her life’s philosophy.She integrates elements from nature’s garden into her artwork, reflecting on our oneness and connectedness with Nature. The artwork showcases just a small sample of God’s living canvas, as she hopes to inspire others to stop and contemplate on the beauty and peace in his complex patterns and designs. Momentarily escaping the human construct. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Gingko Biloba Tree: The yellow leaves are all natural leaves, from the Gingko Biloba tree in her Chicago neighbourhood. These leaves were handpicked in November 2013, dried and pressed using natural elements, without the use of any chemicals or preservatives. Angel: The bright yellow Bracteantha flowers on the angel’s blue shawl are all natural. So are the orange cosmos and the yellow limonium petals in her shawl, the camouflaged gypsophila in her wings and the green grass earrings. These leaves were handpicked between 1997-2014 from India and USA. The angel is painted with acrylics on canvas. Frame is from Picturesque in Santushti Market. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixBlue Ice on Fire: The unicorn’s horn, tail and mane are embellished with all natural ferns and flowers, from my Chicago neighborhood. The foliage was handpicked in the summer of 2014. The fire has petals of the yellow straw flower camouflaged in its flames. The two daisies are to depict cosmic bodies The horse and the fire is painted with acrylics on canvas. Unframed.Peacock Lady: In search – This artwork was the focus of a solo exhibition in a local Chicago gallery. The dress of the peacock lady is embellished with natural foliage. The foliage was handpicked between 1997-2014, The dress has camouflaged flowers and wild grass.last_img read more

Get paid while travelling

first_imgFrom high-altitude places to spots near the waters, densely populated cities to the dense jungles – there are a lot of travel lovers who wish to explore every corner of the world but arent able to do so due to financial constraints. But there’s a solution.There are some top tips and tricks with which people can earn a living and get their trips sponsored while travelling peacefully around the globe. Experts list how.Put your language skills to use: If you possess leadership qualities, and have commendable knowledge of two or more foreign languages, you will find many opportunities to put all of that to work. You can work as a tour guide for travellers and earn a pretty hefty sum of money in exchange. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAnother way to put your language skills to good use is by teaching English online. There are lots of portals where you can teach the language online while you are still travelling the globe, all you need is an Internet connection.Click! Click! to earn big: The scenic beauty of the places close to nature, away from the daily hustle-bustle of the city amplifies many times more from the pictures clicked by an avid photographer. If you have the skills of creating a magical spell with the camera while exploring new places around the world and are receiving huge appreciation for the same. Find the right portals, be it travel magazines, newspapers, or even websites, share the pictures and get ready to earn some handsome bucks to travel more and more. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSpread the magic through social media: Thanks to the digitalisation wave, an avid traveller is blessed with platforms like Facebook, WordPress, Twitter and Instagram to share their story with travel lovers around the world with some easy-breezy tips and tricks to survive in a new place. The more engaging and helpful your insights are to the audience, the more followers will be there on the wall, ultimately making you a renowned personality of the social media world. And, once this gets done, brands and top-notch corporates will approach you for paid collaborations. First of all, even if you are a semi-decent photographer and shoot pictures of lesser known treks or difficult to see animals during your exploration quest, many magazines and online sites will be ready to pay for your photographs.Next is if you maintain a blog or social profile of your own and post original content (travel experiences) at regular intervals then slowly your follower base will grow exponentially as online travel researchers are hungry to hear first hand experiences.As you grow traction on your blog and social media, there will be many hoteliers, brands, travel companies offering you free trips, free stays or monies in lieu of their promotion. At the same time, you also have to maintain a clear travel niche (trekking, wildlife, homestays, remote countries) of your own and keep delivering original content regularly.last_img read more

StateoftheArt MRI Technology Bypasses Need for Biopsy

first_img 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 | 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 09, 2018 State-of-the-Art MRI Technology Bypasses Need for Biopsy New MRI technology out of UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center eliminates the need for painful biopsy in cancer patients.  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 | 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 IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 January 9, 2018 – The most common type of tumor found in the kidney is generally quite small (less than 1.5 in). These tumors are usually found by accident when computerized axial tomography (CAT) scans are performed for other reasons, and the serendipitous finding poses a problem for doctors. Are these tumors malignant and need to be surgically removed because they may threaten the patient’s life? Or are they benign and can be left alone?The decision is often made with a biopsy. By sampling the tumor, doctors are able to determine whether the cancer is benign or malignant. However, biopsies are invasive procedures and not without risks.Investigators with the Kidney Cancer Program at UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology that can provide information about the nature and aggressiveness of the cancer without having to perform a biopsy.The team, led by Ivan Pedrosa, M.D., and Jeffrey Cadeddu, M.D., co-authors of the study highlighted on the cover of The Journal of Urology, have developed multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) protocols that tell physicians with high confidence whether the tumor is aggressive or not. These protocols allow investigators to evaluate the chemical composition of the tumor without a biopsy. This composition allows doctors to infer what type of cancer it is.“Using mpMRI, multiple types of images can be obtained from the renal mass and each one tells us something about the tissue,” said Pedrosa, professor of radiology and chief of magnetic resonance imaging.The standardized diagnostic algorithm is largely based on the appearance of the renal mass on specific MRI images, namely T2-weighted images and those immediately after intravenous (IV) dye reaches the kidney. Other images are also used that indicate whether fat is present in the tumor. Based on the algorithm, physicians can recognize clear cell carcinoma (ccRCC), the most common and aggressive form of kidney cancer, with 80 pecent confidence.“Using mpMRI, doctors at UT Southwestern have a four-in-five chance of identifying clear cell cancer” said Pedrosa.The data collected from this study support the use of mpMRI to reduce the number of biopsies.“Biopsies are not entirely free of pain and discomfort,” said Cadeddu, professor of urology and radiology at UT Southwestern. “Some patients, in fact, choose to observe the cancer simply to avoid the pain of the biopsy,” he said.Both Pedrosa and Cadeddu are supported by a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) award from the National Cancer Institute.For more information: www.jurology.com 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. The multi-year… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… 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 Related Content 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. Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read morelast_img read more