QuickFacts on British Columbias recreational pot legislation

first_imgVICTORIA – Some highlights of the B.C. government’s proposed recreational cannabis laws:— The possession limit for an individual is 30 grams of dried cannabis or its equivalent and buyers must be 19 or older.— Personal growth of cannabis plants will be limited to four per household and they may not be visible to the public spaces outside a property.— Consumption is not permitted on school property; on health board property, except in designated smoking areas; near skating rinks, sports fields, playgrounds, skate parks, spray pools, wading pools or parks.— Indoor smoking and vaping is not allowed in fully or partially enclosed workplaces, public places or common areas within a residential building.— A person must not consume cannabis in a vehicle or boat, regardless of whether it’s in motion.— Smoking or vaping cannabis will not be allowed near bus or train stops, taxi stands or ferry docks.— Anyone intoxicated from cannabis must avoid public places and someone who is intoxicated from alcohol or the drug will not be able to buy marijuana.— A person found selling or producing cannabis illegally may face a monetary penalty equal to two times its retail value.— Fines range from $2,000 to $100,000, or jail time of three to 12 months, for various offences.— There will be a 90-day driving prohibition on drivers found under the influence of drugs, and there will be a ban on new drivers in the graduated licensing program found with any THC in their systems.— Local governments will determine whether cannabis sales are permitted in their municipalities and whether that happens through private and/or government-run stores.— Government-run pot shops will operate under the B.C. Cannabis Store banner and the first is expected to open at the end of the summer.— Private operators must pass background checks and links to organized crime will not be tolerated.last_img read more

Prime ministers praise legacy of Barbara Bush

first_imgPrime Minister Justin Trudeau has sent his condolences to the family of Barbara Bush after the death of the former U.S. first lady.Bush died Tuesday in Houston at the age of 92.Trudeau, who is currently on a European visit, tweeted that Bush was “always a friend to Canada.”He said she leaves a legacy of “dignity, grace, service and devotion to family” and that he and his wife, Sophie send their deepest condolences to “Presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush, their family, and to all Americans.”Stephen Harper, who was prime minister while Bush’s son George occupied the White House, said “Barbara Bush’s legacy will stand as an inspiration for generations of young American leaders.”Harper said his and his wife Laureen’s prayers “are with a great American family.”Former prime minister Brian Mulroney, who held office when Bush’s husband George H.W. was president, called the political matriarch “a woman of great intelligence, conviction and kindness.”Mulroney added that Bush “held no rancour for anyone, no matter how tough the political battles she may have endured.”Bush married George H.W. Bush in 1945. They had six children and were married longer than any presidential couple in American history.last_img read more

Spotlight Beyond myth

first_imgCourtesy Jason CraigheadJason Craighead has long had a leading role in the Raleigh art scene as an an artist, as a member of the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, as a collaborative studio founder, and as a former gallerist. Now his reputation as a contemporary artist has grown beyond North Carolina. This fall, Craighead’s work made a splash with Beyond Myth, a solo show at the prestigious Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art gallery in New York, and next month, he’ll have another solo show at Tinney Contemporary in Nashville, Tenn.Lately, Craighead says, his work has been influenced by myths of heroes and adventurers, those who “answer the calling within and venture down a path that is filled with challenges.” Bending Time (above), from his most recent body of work, reflects some of those ideas. “When we choose to seek our very own personal adventure and find our very own personal voice,” he says, “… our hearts have room to rise.”Jason Craighead’s work is represented locally by Flanders Gallery, 505 S. Blount St., flandersartgallery.com.His Nashville, Tenn. show opens Dec. 5 at Tinney Contemporary, 237 5th Ave. North, Nashville, Tenn.;tinneycontemporary.com. Read more about Craighead at jasoncraighead.com.last_img read more

Meeting the Folks at Out Raleigh

first_imgGus Samarco is a video engineer by day, photographer by night. Find more of his work on www.samarcophoto.com. Click on image to expand and start slideshow. Ah, the joys of living in Downtown Raleigh! This past Saturday was the ninth annual Out! Raleigh festival on Fayeteville St. It was great to see lots of LGBT expressions of joy and freedom, along with prom girls crossing the street, folks taking wedding photos and of course, a sighting of one of our famous Raleigh personalities, Tucker the cat (find him on Instagram @oakcitykitty).It is always a great feeling to get outside and see lots of dogs and the people attached to them enjoying what the city has to offer.center_img A man-about-town shares his favorite musical moments in this photo series.Writing and photography by Gus Samarcolast_img read more

The Green Chair Projects Chairity 2019

first_imgChairity is The Green Chair Project’s Annual Benefit, which raises money for the organization’s mission to provide all Wake County families with essential home furnishings, specifically those who are transitioning out of homelessness, disaster or crisis. photography by Fran DickensonJodi Kruse, Beth Murdy, Mike Murdy, Lori Constantino, Mike ConstantinoJackie Craig, Dick Taylor, Marian TaylorScot Wingo, Scott Hatfield, Peyton HatfieldRyan Appelgate, Anna Appelgate, Emily Cram, Johnny CramBeth Smoot, Kim Shirley, Jennifer SchaafsmaCaroline Zamadics, Michelle Silvis, Katie Gillespie, Gretchen Kowalczyk, Bonnie Fusarelli, Phil Kowalczyk, Lance Fusarellilast_img read more

5 Questions With… Chef Angela Salamanca

first_imgWhat’s the first thing you do when you wake up?Drink water, then drink coffee. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?Get more sleep!!!! What are you reading these days?Becoming by Michelle Obama. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz, and May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein.What do you listen to on the way to work?It varies; usually NPR, or podcasts like The Moth, Modern Love or Death Sex & Money. What’s your go-to spot for a business lunch?Centro, of course! Restaurateur and activist Angela Salamanca moved to Raleigh from Colombia in her teens, went to UNC-Chapel Hill and got into the restaurant business through family. She opened Centro in 2007 and expanded her business to Gallo Pelón and Ex Voto in Durham Food Hall. Salamanca will also be a speaker at our 2019 WINnovation event, featuring women in business. We asked her five quick questions in advance of her talk.  You can hear more from Salamanca at our annual WINnovation summit September 20. Buy tickets here.last_img read more

Stars Join 15th Annual St Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign

first_imgThis holiday season, Jennifer Aniston, Sofia Vergara, Michael Strahan, Luis Fonsi and Jon Hamm will once again join St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital National Outreach Director Marlo Thomas in promoting the annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign.Jennifer Aniston smiles alongside St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patient HadleyEach celebrity supporter will star alongside St. Jude patients in national television spots, digital shorts or a national movie trailer encouraging people to support St. Jude.Now in its milestone 15th year, the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign has transformed the holiday season into a time of giving thanks and raising awareness. Thanks to the support of holiday shoppers, corporate partners and celebrity ambassadors, the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign raises critical funds to continue the ongoing battle to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Throughout November and December, consumers are asked to support the campaign by shopping at more than 60 leading national brands and spreading the word by sharing what they #GiveThanks for on social media.“I am truly honored to partner with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital again for this year’s Thanks and Giving campaign.” said Jennifer Aniston. “St. Jude is family to me and holds a special place in my heart. I hope everyone will join me in giving back by supporting the extraordinary work of St. Jude – finding cures and saving children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases around the world. Together, we can help end childhood cancer.”The national television commercials debut this November and run through the end of the year. In addition to national awareness commercials, a host of St. Jude celebrity friends will support the campaign through radio spots, online videos, or on social media. Celebrities include Banda El Recodo, Breaking Benjamin, Erica Campbell, Jekalyn Carr, Lauren Conrad, Luis Coronel, Jamie Erdahl, Gaby Espino, Good Mythical Morning hosts Rhett & Link, Bryan Greenberg, JJ Hairston, Anthony Hamilton, Jerrika Hinton, Darius Rucker, The Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott, and Tye Tribbett.“Over the years, I’ve met so many amazing children from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year, filming my Thanks and Giving commercial, I had the privilege of spending special time with Johan – who is truly an inspiration to me,” said Sofia Vergara. “He is so brave and courageous in his fight against childhood cancer. And thanks to the lifesaving work being done at St. Jude, children like Johan have hope to live long and healthy lives. Please join me this holiday season and support St. Jude to help save the lives of children around the world.”“As we celebrate 15 years of the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign, we are honored that year after year these incredible stars devote their time and talent in support of the lifesaving mission of St. Jude,” said Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Their generosity and commitment to the children of St. Jude help us raise awareness and critical funds to continue the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Support during the holiday season enables us to ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything – not for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.”Created in 2004 by Marlo, Terre and Tony Thomas — children of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas — the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign began as a holiday-focused fundraising effort and has grown into an annual tradition that unites celebrities, media, retail and corporate partners to support the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children.“I’m honored to be involved in the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign this year and to be part of the team that is helping to save the lives of children in communities across America and around the world,” said Jon Hamm. “It is a great privilege to lend my voice to motivate people to support the lifesaving work of St. Jude. Please join me and help the children of St. Jude who are in the biggest fight of their lives.”National spots air on network and cable television channels, as well as online, in both English and Spanish. A star-studded St. Jude Thanks and Giving movie trailer is shown by national theatre partners including Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark USA, AMC, Malco Theatres and many others. American Airlines provides backing via in-flight video promotion, inclusion in their in-flight magazine and on social media. In addition, AccentHealth, America’s leading waiting room media network, shows the St. Jude PSA in physician offices nationally.“The best part of what I do for St. Jude is spending time with the kids. Just witnessing them be so strong and resilient really gives me hope,” said Michael Strahan. “I love shooting the commercials for the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign every year because I am reminded how incredibly important St. Jude is and its mission is nothing short of awesome – to find the cures and means of prevention to knock out childhood cancers and other catastrophic pediatric diseases with research and treatment. And because of the generosity of our amazing supporters, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything.”last_img read more

More Stars Added To MusiCares Person Of The Year Event Honoring Dolly

first_imgMore stars have been added to the performer lineup for the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year event honouring Dolly Parton in February.Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry are the latest additions to the event. They will be joining previously announced performers such as Vince Gill, Don Henley, Norah Jones, P!nk, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Mark Ronson, Mavis Staples, and Chris Stapleton, GRAMMY nominees Leon Bridges, Lauren Daigle and Linda Perry and multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes.The event will take place on February 8 in Los Angeles.“I am so excited and humbled to be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year,” said Dolly. “It’s even more special knowing the gala benefits music people in need. I can’t wait to hear all of the great artists singing my music.”Parton is the first artist from the Nashville community to be named MusiCares Person of the Year. She is being honored for her incredible creative achievements and contributions to the music world as well as her long-term support of many charitable organizations and causes, including the Imagination Library, which she founded in 1995 to support childhood literacy.last_img read more

Padma Lakshmi Named UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

first_imgThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has appointed Emmy-nominated television personality, award-winning author and internationally acclaimed food expert Padma Lakshmi as its newest Goodwill Ambassador.In this new role, Lakshmi will mobilize support for the Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on fighting inequality, discrimination and empowering the disenfranchised.“As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let’s remember that women and girls face some of the worst discrimination and hardships in the world,” Lakshmi said at a press conference held at UNDP headquarters in New York. “My main mission as UNDP Goodwill Ambassador will be to shine a spotlight on the fact that inequality can affect people in rich and poor countries alike.”“Many nations have greatly reduced poverty, but inequality has proved more stubborn,” she said. “Inequality is further compounded by gender, age, ethnicity and race. It especially affects women, minorities and others who face unimaginable discrimination in the societies in which they live.”Lakshmi added: “Fighting inequality is at the heart of UNDP’s mission. I look forward to joining forces with UNDP to help bring about a future in which every person, regardless of their income, their gender or place of birth, is empowered to live the life they want.”Lakshmi was named UNDP’s latest Goodwill Ambassador in a ceremony last week at UNDP headquarters in New York. She was appointed by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner.“We are very grateful to welcome Padma Lakshmi to our global UNDP family and for her to join our fight against inequality around the world,” said Achim Steiner.“Padma has a strong record of speaking out for those who have been left behind and of fighting discrimination. We need more voices like hers to ensure we can meet the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals – our shared roadmap for peace and prosperity for people and the planet,” he added.Lakshmi is best known for starring as a judge and host, as well as executive producer, of Bravo Television’s Emmy award-winning series Top Chef. She is also a New York Times bestselling author, the co-founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America, a Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an ambassador for the American Civil Liberties Union advocating for immigrants’ rights.last_img read more

Duke of Cambridge Named Royal Patron of Homeless Charity

first_imgThe Duke of Cambridge has today become Royal Patron of The Passage, which is the UK’s largest resource centre for homeless and insecurely housed people.Established in 1980, The Passage has since helped over 130,000 people in crisis through its resource centre, homelessness prevention projects and two innovative accommodation services.The Duke first visited The Passage as a child in 1993 with his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, and has made additional visits at various points over the last twenty-five years. Speaking at The Passage in 2016, The Duke said:“The visits I made as a child to this place left a deep and lasting impression upon me – about how important it is to ensure that everyone in our society, especially the poorest, are treated with respect, dignity and kindness, and are given the opportunities to fulfil their potential in life.”The Duke is a longstanding supporter of organisations working to combat homelessness, and has also been Patron of Centrepoint, who work to help homeless young people, since 2005.Mick Clarke, Chief Executive of The Passage said:“During His Royal Highness’ visits to The Passage, it has been very clear that he has a deep concern for those affected by homelessness and a real interest in our work. For His Royal Highness to further express his support for The Passage’s work by becoming our Royal Patron is a tremendous honour, and a testament to how much he genuinely cares about this issue.”last_img read more

GrammyWinning Artists Answer Earths Call

first_imgOn May 17-19, Earth’s Call, a new nonprofit organization that finds and funds innovative solutions to fight the climate crisis, will convene world-famous musicians, environmental experts, and youth leaders to “answer Earth’s Call” and draw attention to world-saving ideas. Earth’s Call passionately supports such ideas through unique collaborations and partnerships, and it has already committed $50 million to such efforts.To inspire others to join the cause, Grammy-winning artists Colbie Caillat, Anthony Hamilton, Mickey Hart, Patti LaBelle, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Alan Parsons — along with the Compton Kidz Club and the Earth’s Symphony Orchestra, the latter led by Grammy-winning conductor Cheche Alara — will perform at the Benedict Music Tent, home of the Aspen Music Festival and School. The venue, nestled among Aspen groves — one of the Earth’s largest living organisms — was chosen to immerse, educate, and inspire guests to hear Earth’s Call.Earth’s Call was created around the belief that many of the most hopeful solutions to fight climate change get too little funding and attention — while those with funds and attention often struggle to connect with true innovators. Earth’s Call will be a financial catalyst for deserving environmental pioneers, so they can concentrate on solving humanity’s most complex and immediate problem: rising global temperatures.The Earth’s Call experience on May 17-19 celebrates the launch of this mobilizing movement, which will continue and grow following the event. Earth’s Call has adopted the collaborative framework of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and has already formed a cornerstone partnership with Lever for Change, a new affiliate of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, to which Earth’s Call has committed $50 million, specifically to fund vetted solutions to fight the climate crisis.Additionally, Earth’s Call is exploring partnerships with other key nonprofits, ranging from organizations researching soil regeneration to youth-oriented innovation labs formed to support the UN’s SDGs.The concert will anchor the three-day immersive experience of sight and sound. Highlights for the weekend in and around Aspen include:Saturday, May 18: The concert, from 7-9:30 pm MT (9-11:30 pm ET), live streamed at supportearthscall.org, will feature world-renowned artists and inspirational talks from messengers of conscience, along with immersive visual effects produced by Batwin + Robin, the video artists behind wildly popular Broadway productions, interactive museum experiences, and awe-inspiring events.Sunday, May 19: A full-day of specially curated, environmentally focused events for guests (9 am-5 pm MT), “Harmonizing the Future” will feature topical breakout sessions, panel discussions, nature activities, performances, and more. Attendees will have unique opportunities to engage with some of the world’s foremost experts and help co-create a flourishing future.For a full run-of-show, speaker and performer list, and more information on Earth’s Call, please contact Mitch Salzstein at mitchell.salzstein@earthscall.org (847-917-8870) or visit supportearthscall.org.last_img read more

Wali of Al Hoceima Real Al Hoceima is Not the One

Rabat – Mohamed El Yaakoubi, the Wali (prefect) of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region, has responded to claims that Al Hoceima is a forsaken city where no development projects have been made.“There are two cities. The real Al Hoceima, and the one we see on social media,” said El Yaakoubi in an interview with le360 magazine.The Wali explained that projects are underway in Al Hoceima, adding that what is being reported on social media gives the impression the city is “stricken.” “Throughout the city, the projects under way total MAD 4 billion,” he said, adding that since the 2004 earthquake that struck Al Hoceima, MAD 25 billion have been invested to get the area back on its feet.Among the ongoing projects, a hospital is being constructed with a budget amounting to MAD 374 million. Construction of the hospital kicked off in April. Meanwhile, the accommodation capacity and equipment for the regional oncology center is to be enhanced by this July.The oncology center is meant to provide biopsy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy services to deliver the care patients need.In addition to that, the Wali stated that six health facilities are to be constructed, while 24 existing others are going to be rehabilitated.The area’s infrastructure will be boosted, the Wali said. Constructions of 100 kilometer long roads, with a budget of MAD 130 million, are on the verge of completion. “During 2017, MAD 700 million was invested in road construction in the province of Al Hoceima,” he said.Other projects include the construction of sports facilities, a stadium and three sports arenas in Al Hoecima, Ajdir and Issaguen, as well as 39 sports fields and neighborhood courts, and 14 educational institutions in 2017 with a budget that totals MAD 230 million.According to the Wali, all these projects prove that the state, following the instructions of King Mohammed VI. It was the king who launched the mega-project titled “Al Hoceima Manarat Al Moutawasit” in October 2015, a year before the death of the local fish vendor of Mohsine Fikri. It was Fikri’s death which triggered the mass wave of protests in the city, which have been ongoing since then.El Yaakoubi said the protests confirmed the King sought to meet the demands of the local population a year before the incident, and that the projects are underway to make it happen.“Despite all these projects, some people are propagating misinformation on social media, claiming that nothing is being done, and this is completely wrong,” the Wali said. read more

Couscous Countries Call for UNESCO Recognition of Regional Delicacy

Rabat – The Algerian National Centre of Research in Social and Cultural Anthropology (CNRPAH), has just announced that experts from Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia are currently considering a “common” proposal to add the world-famous couscous to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List.   “The issue of the ranking of couscous as universal heritage is a project common to the Maghreb countries,” Slimane Hachi, director of the center, told the Algerian state press agency APS on Monday. “The project is underway and experts from these countries will be meeting soon,” he added, without providing further details. According to Ouiza Gallèze, a researcher at the center, this ranking would shed light on both the “ancestral nature of this dish, which is several thousand years old, and on its transculturality, since it belongs to several peoples,” adding that the dish has  “remained authentic without being fixed.” She also pointed out that its eventual classification as  humanity’s cultural heritage, “must integrate at least the Maghreb countries,” as part of “a recognition and a way to strengthen the solid links between the peoples.” “Just like any other cultural element, couscous could be a means of bringing people together,” the cultural heritage specialist said. The exact etymology of the word “couscous” is contested. It is often assumed that ”couscous” is derived from the classical Arabic word” couscous” (pronounced in English as /kuskus/) and from the Amazigh word “kseksu,” that designates both the durum wheat semolina and the traditional dish of which it is the main ingredient. However, some think that the word “couscous” could be derived from the classical Arabic word “kaskash” (to pound small), by means crushing and grinding. Also, the word “couscous could be derived from (ftat), referring to the breakful of nourishment that the bird gives to its fledglings. Theories also differ on the exact origin of the couscous grain itself.Some claim that couscous originated in Ethiopia and was brought to the Maghreb in the seventh century A.D. by conquering Arab armies. However, other archaeological evidence dating back to the ninth century traces couscous’ origin to North Africa itself.Even though couscous’ fame has greatly exceeded the Maghreb’s borders, Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia each claim to be the original cradle of this special dish, based on durum wheat semolina prepared with olive oil and accompanied with vegetables, spices, meat, or fish.In ancient Morocco, couscous was the regular dinner for nearly all Moroccans, but as time went by, people started to usually prepare it every Friday. read more

Corporator Satish Goud inspects cement road works

first_imgBharath Nagar: Corporator Satish Goud along with DE Roopa Devi and Sagar Rao inspected CC road that was being laid at a cost of Rs 20 lakh in HIG Colony on Thursday. He directed officials concerned to complete other development works in time.Local leaders Jyothi Reddy, Ganesh Reddy, N Sudharshan Reddy, Satish, Venu, Anuradha Reddy, Kasai Kiran, Uma Rani, Uma, Basava Raj, RK Patel, B Surender Naidu and others were present.last_img

Failed IAS aspirant enjoys VIP perks for 18 months security breach at

first_imgRepresentational imageCCO Public domainA woman left senior police officials scratching their heads after she posed as a civil servant for 18 months just to enjoy the perks which came with the position. She was also assigned a security detail.Zoya Khan and her husband were arrested for conning the police in and around Delhi, such as Noida, Gurugram, Meerut, Ghaziabad, and Moradabad. The duo has been married for six years. Zoya’s husband quit his job as a banker to study for the civil services exam. Zoya, on the other hand, had attempted the exam in 2007. However, she still wanted to enjoy the VIP perks that civil administrators enjoy.The police grew suspicious when Zoya called SSP Vaibhav Krishna of Gautam Buddh Nagar and demanded to know why there was a delay in sending police escort. India Today reports that the police’s suspicion grew with the phone call and ordered an enquiry and a raid of Zoya’s apartment.During the raid of the three-bedroom apartment, the police recovered fake IDs, two laptops, two walkie-talkies, four android mobile phones, one fake pistol and two luxury car –a black Mahindra XUV 500 with a blue beacon and grey Mercedes. Some of the fake IDs of Zoya showed her as a UNSC officer and also a US diplomat in Afghanistan.Zoya had information on important political rallies in Delhi-NCR region Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a public meeting in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.Zoya’s planner showed information on political rallies in Delhi. The investigating officer said the planner had information on the dates of the political rallies in and around Delhi-NCR region.”A planner has been recovered from her residence that mentions the dates of a few political rallies in Delhi-NCR. Even on her laptop, these dates are marked,” an investigating official was quoted as saying by India Today. He added, “A few photographs of top politicians in a separate folder on her laptop also raised suspicion about her vested interests.”Due to the position and power of the political leaders whose information Zoya stored, a thorough probe was conducted to make sure that she is not a threat to the politicians and the country. The report further states that when the police went through her call logs, they discovered that she used to call SSPs and pretended to be the Personal Assistant to Joint Secretary (Foreign) to get her work done. She used an app which helped her convert her voice to a male one.The media reports also said that during Prime Minister Modi’s rally in Meerut last week, she was given a security detail. In fact, she was also part of PM Modi’s security team. This is seen as a major breach of security. However, SSP Krishna said that the reports were false. “No evidence of these two arrested accused going to the PM’s rally in Meerut. The so-called ‘Afghanistan’ connection has not been found. Please do not sensationalise things. This is a cheating/forgery case only,” Krishna wrote on Twitter.last_img read more

Elderly woman found in pool of blood at home

first_imgKolkata: Mystery shrouds the death of an elderly woman after she allegedly fell from the roof of a two-storied house at Bansdroni on Wednesday morning.According to sources, Aparna Dey (69) of Chinsurah in Hooghly had came to her sister’s home at Bramhapur in Bansdroni on Monday. Dey was a retired schoolteacher by profession and used to live alone at Chinsurah. She reportedly came to her sister’s place for some treatment. On Wednesday morning, around 8:15 am, her sister and other residents felt something heavy fell on the house premises. When they ran to see what had happened, they saw Dey lying in a pool of blood. Immediately, she was rushed to M R Bangur Hospital where doctors declared Dey brought dead. After Dey was declared dead, Bansdroni police station was informed. Later, the police recovered the body and sent it for an autopsy examination. Following that sleuths went to the house where the incident happened. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAfter having a close look on the roof and the place where Dey was found lying, sleuths suspect that she somehow fell from the roof. Sources informed that since a few days Dey was suffering from mental stress due to her ailments. After preliminary investigation, sleuths were sure that Dey fell from the roof. But it is not sure whether she jumped off from the roof to commit suicide or she had fell accidentally. Primarily, an Unnatural Death (UD) case has been registered. The police are waiting for an autopsy report to identify the exact cause of death.last_img read more

Use These 24 Tools to Run Your Business From Anywhere in the

first_imgAugust 17, 2015 7 min read Nearly 23 percent of Americans worked from home in 2014, according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. If you’re one of the lucky few that enjoys the ability to work from anywhere you like, the following tools will help keep you productive — no matter where you are:1. BasecampEven on the road, you need to connect with your staff. Basecamp allows you to manage projects, communicate with your team and stay on top of who’s assigned to what tasks. Never be out of touch, no matter where you are.Related: Top 10 Best Chatbot Platform Tools to Build Chatbots for Your Business2. BoomerangWhen you’re working abroad, your time zone may not be lined up with your employees or customers. No worries — Boomerang allows you to schedule your Gmail emails and send them out at specific times using Chrome, Firefox or Safari.3. DropboxThis tool should be a given, but I’ll say it. When you’re working abroad, you need a virtual location to safely store documents while allowing everyone access that needs it. Dropbox is that solution.4. Join.meA reliable virtual meeting and screen-sharing software is another tool you can’t do without as you run your company remotely. Join.me is intuitive and doesn’t require any downloads or subscriptions from you or your clients — a big bonus in my book.Related: 7 Ways to Make Working Remote Work Better5. Narrow.ioThis great tool allows you to grow your Twitter following quickly and easily. And that doesn’t mean fake, meaningless followers — Narrow.io delivers a targeted Twitter following and makes it effortless to engage with them.6. TrelloTracking a project visually is important — it can help lay out clearly where you are in a project and what step is next. Trello is a great tool for that. You can create tasks in various lists, drag them from one list to the next, assign them to team members and more.7. TogglLooking to track your time but tired of using pen and paper? Toggl is a great tool that helps you understand where your time is going — a must if you’re going to be productive remotely.8. SkypeThis is a well-known tool, but it’s one that’s essential for keeping communication going affordably. Sometimes you just need a voice-based or video chat. Forget high international phone rates — Skype keeps you connected no matter where you are in the world.9. Trade AbilityIf part of your business involves moving products, even if you just need to ship once, Trade Ability makes it easy. This free UPS tool helps you estimate costs and makes you aware of duty fees and international-trade restrictions. 10. EvernoteGet tired of having papers everywhere and fear you’ll lose your key documents? Me too. Evernote is a lifesaver, especially since you can easily clip notes from webpages and emails.11. FreemindFreemind lives up to its name. An amazing mind-mapping software available for free, this open-source tool allows you to plan your work graphically. It’s a great tool for visual learners.12. PayPalThis is another common tool, but it’s one that’s essential when you work abroad. No worrying about exchange rates, corrupt banks or mailing payments — just use PayPal to securely send money wherever it needs to go. You can even get a PayPal MasterCard linked to your account to make purchasing easy as well.13. InfusionsoftThis small-business email provider is an amazing solution for anyone, including those working from around the world. Infusionsoft allows you to automate huge portions of your business with customized funnels, email chains and more. It’s a huge lifesaver.Related: 16 Entrepreneurs Share 16 Tools They Cannot Live Without14. ZendeskIf part of your business involves providing customer service, you need Zendesk. This is especially true if you work remotely. Zendesk allows you to track all interactions — nothing is ever lost or hidden, no matter where you are in the world.15. Time TradeHaving others able to set up appointments with you automatically is a massive time saver. Time Trade allows clients or colleagues to see your availability and syncs automatically with Google Calendar. This makes scheduling easy when you travel and have sporadic availability.16. PingdomSo you’re running your business from a foreign country, relaxing and enjoying the sights, but who has an eye on your website? Enter Pingdom. Use it to easily keep an eye on your website and its uptime and average response time, any time.  17. Express VPNA VPN, or virtual private network, is a lifesaver when you visit certain countries. In China, where almost all social media is blocked, or Thailand or Indonesia, which also have restrictions, it’s important to have a VPN so you can visit your usual sites. Express VPN will make sure you’re set up before you travel.18. Skype NumberYou want to use Skype to keep costs down when you travel, but others need to call you as well. By setting up a Skype Number, you have a phone number you can give clients and staff that will forward directly to your Skype or cell phone. It’s a win-win.19. PreyNo matter where you travel, theft is an unfortunate possibility. With software such as Prey, you can keep your devices safe and locate them quickly. The software sends you location information, hidden camera pictures and screenshots. Hopefully you won’t need it, but if you do, it’s invaluable.20. BluehostWhen you run your company from anywhere in the world, you need really good technical support for your hosting service. When something breaks, you need someone you can contact to fix it — stat. Enter Bluehost. Reliable and affordable, you’ll be glad you chose them as your hosting service. Take it from this guy.21. LogMeInSometimes, you just need access to your desktop — a challenge when you’re thousands of miles away. LogMeIn is a program that allows you to access and control your desktop no matter where you are.  22. BufferIf you’re in a distant time zone, real-time social-media interaction will be a challenge. However, social media is essential to building your online authority. Buffer allows you to schedule social-media posts on a huge variety of platforms, allowing you to automate this task to occur at times that make sense for your audience.23. FreshBooksIf your company is big enough that you have a dedicated accountant, great! If not, consider FreshBooks. This intuitive online business-accounting program will help you track expenses, income and more, while having a variety of reports at your fingertips.24. PreziCreating great presentations on the go is very helpful for an entrepreneur, especially since you never know when, or where, you’ll meet your next client or partner. Prezi allows you to create great presentations that are cloud-based and that auto-sync across all devices when changes are made. Now your amazing presentation is ready anywhere, anytime.Bonus: InspirationSometimes you need inspiration on your journey doing business from anywhere in the world. Blogs such as Location 180, Chris Guillebeau’s blog, Nomadic Matt and Suitcase Entrepreneur can encourage and inform you and whet your appetite for new adventures.What other tools can’t you live without when working remotely? Share your recommendations in the comments section below.Related: 15 New Social-Media Templates to Save You Even More Time With Your Marketing Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

Patient Engagement Software Market – Global Trends Market Share Industry Size

first_imgPatient engagement software facilitates the improvement of the overall patient experience, the building of an active and collaborative patient-doctor relationship, and the productive use of relevant technologies such as interactive patient care systems and telemedicine software. Hospitals, medical practices, and other health care organizations are increasingly becoming subject to the same kinds of expectations that retail and hospitality industries must deal with; as a result, patients expect compassion, acknowledgement, immediate communication, and easy access to information from their health care providers.This Patient Engagement Software market study offers a comprehensive analysis of the business models, key strategies, and respective market shares of some of the most prominent players in this landscape. Along with an in-depth commentary on the key influencing factors, market statistics in terms of revenues, segment-wise data, region-wise data, and country-wise data are offered in the full study. This study is one of the most comprehensive documentation that captures all the facets of the evolving Patient Engagement Software market.Download Sample Copy @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3227172?utm_source=AN-HTNTop Market Players: Cerner Corporation, IBM, McKesson Corporation, Athenahealth, Healthagen, Allscripts, GetWell Network, Medecision, Lincor Solutions, Epic Systems, Orion Health, Get Real, OneviewThe report also offers reliable and veracious market forecasts derived after deeply analyzing historical and current occurrences in the market. The report considers market trends, dynamics, growth drivers, influential factors, revenue, market size, and share and offers forecast up to 2024. The study helps to unveil present and upcoming market opportunities, challenges and improve the chances of Patient Engagement Software business growth. It also aids in reducing the intensity of uncertainties and risks that could affect market growth.The global Patient Engagement Software market has been segmented into vital divisions such as types, applications, regions, technology, and end-users. The report discusses each market segment at a minute level considering their market acceptance, attractiveness, revenue outcome, growth prospects, market trends, and volatile consumption tendencies. The analysis provides a market astute to market players that allow them to determine remunerative segments and the actual target size for their Patient Engagement Software business.The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographiesFor the future period, sound forecasts on market value and volume are offered for each type and application. In the same period, the report also provides a detailed analysis of market value and consumption for each region. These insights are helpful in devising strategies for the future and take necessary steps. New project investment feasibility analysis and SWOT analysis are offered along with insights on industry barriers. Research findings and conclusions are mentioned at the end.Table of ContentsChapter 1: About the Patient Engagement Software IndustryChapter 2: World Market Competition LandscapeChapter 3: World Patient Engagement Software Market shareChapter 4: Supply Chain AnalysisChapter 5: Company ProfilesChapter 6: Globalization & TradeChapter 7: Distributors and CustomersChapter 8: Import, Export, Consumption and Consumption Value by Major CountriesChapter 9: World Patient Engagement Software Market Forecast through 2024Chapter 10: Key success factors and Market OverviewInquire for Discount @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3227172?utm_source=AN-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

Severe delays on M6 in Cheshire

first_imgThere are severe delays on the M6 Southbound in Cheshire following an accident involving two HGVs this morning. All three lanes have now reopened on the M6 Southbound before J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent) after being closed for several hours. A number of lorries broke down in the queue, causing ongoing delays into the afternoon. The accident happened just before the exit slip at J16 within the smart motorway works according to traffic data company INRIX – with congestion reaching back to junction 19 at one point. Police say there are no reported injuries following the accident – which took place shortly before 6am. All three lanes were blocked originally but lane three reopened at around 8am, with the other two lanes reopening later. Delays of around 90 minutes are still reported in the area. A North West Motorway Police spokesman said: “Patrol making to the scene of the RTC J17-16 M6SB is reporting standing traffic now back to Sandbach – We are still making our way on a grade 1 response to the area.” A Highways England spokesman said: “All lanes have now reopened on the M6southbound between J17 and J16 following the earlier collision involving HGVs. “Severe delays remain, and traffic may take some time to get moving. Thanks for your patience if you’re caught within the delays. “Please allow extra time for your journey and consider alternative routes should you be planning to travel in the area this morning.” Read MoreMet Office weather warning for ‘Beast from the East’ upgraded to Amber for parts of Staffordshire as snow forecast The approximate location of the accident (A) and extent of queues (1) as of 6.10am (Image: Inrix/Traffic) This accident is separate from the serious collision that has caused the M6 to be closed between Junction 14 and Junction 12 in Staffordshire – you can get live updates on that accident here. Live updates as we get them on the feed below.13:34Lanes reopened12:54Long delays continue on M6 in CheshireA Highways England spokesman said:There are currently long delays on the M6 southbound between J20A and J19 due to an incident involving a broken down HGV within J19. Recovery is currently on-going to remove the vehicle.Road users travelling in this direction are advised to allow extra journey time or to seek an alternative route.” 12:38Two lanes closed for recovery work on M6 in CheshireA Highways England spokesman said:2 lanes (of 3) closed currently for recovery to remove a broken down HGV on the #M6southbound within J19. There are long delays due to this with traffic congested as far back as J20A .”12:06Two broken down lorriesA Highways England said:There are long delays developing on the M6 southbound between J20A and J18 due to 2 seperate broken down HGVs between J19 and J18 currently. Recovery en route. Allow extra travel time if heading in this direction currently.”12:00Various issues on M6 in CheshireSevere delays, queueing traffic and partially blocked due to two broken down lorries and accident, two cars involved on M6 Southbound between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel), congestion on M6 to J21 A57 / B5210 (Woolston). In the roadworks area. Travel time is around 1 hour and 30 minutes.At J19 there is a broken down lorry closing two lanes. after J19 at KnutsfordServices there is a second broken down lorry blocking a one. Further South of the breakdowns there is an accident which is also closing lane one within the smart motorway works.11:19Only one lane now closedOne lane closed, queueing traffic and severe delays due to accident, two cars involved on M6 Southbound between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel), congestion on M6 to J21 A57 / B5210 (Woolston). In the roadworks area. Travel time is around 1 hour and 25 minutes.Lanes one (of three) remains closed. Traffic was held around 11:15 while traffic officers removed the one vehicle out of lane three. There a separate breakdown behind the accident in lane one. 11:17Stationary traffic due to accidentStationary traffic due to accident, two cars involved and all traffic being temporarily held on M6 Southbound between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel), congestion on M6 to J21 A57 / B5210 (Woolston). In the roadworks area.Lanes one and three (of three) were blocked until around 11:15 when traffic was held to allow traffic officers to attend. There is also two separate breakdown behind the accident in lanes one and three. 11:04Reports of two car accident on M6 Southbound in Cheshire Two lanes blocked, queueing traffic and severe delays due to broken down car and accident, two cars involved on M6 Southbound between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel), congestion to J20 M56 (Lymm Interchange). In the roadworks area. Travel time is around 1 hour and 15 minutes.Lanes one and three (of three) are blocked. An accident has also occurred further South of the breakdown within the smart motorway works. 10:39Broken down car blocking laneOne lane blocked and queueing traffic due to broken down car on M6 Southbound between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area.Lane three (of three) is blocked. Breakdown has occurred within the residual delays of the earlier accident at J16 where the road was fully blocked for around 2 hours within the smart motorway works. 10:38Breakdowns continuing to cause delays In Cheshire A Highways England spokesman said:Following on from the earlier collision on the M6 Southboundbetween J17 and J16, it appears we have now have several live lane breakdowns in the area which are adding to the existing delays. We are working hard to get these clear and improve traffic flow.”10:15Full overview of M609:4795 minute delays reportedAlthough all the lanes are reopened severe delays remain – with traffic data company INRIX reporting 95 minute delays.09:35Traffic clearing but a number of vehicles have broken downA North West Motorway Police spokesman said:Traffic starting to clear M6SB between jct 18 and 16 numerous breakdowns in live lane in area, please drive with caution through area .”09:21LatestA North West Motorway Police spokesman said:M6SB jct 17-16 all lanes running now congestion will start to clear, all those who have been stuck in traffic thank you for your patience.” 09:01All lanes reopened – but delays remain Severe delays due to earlier accident, two lorries involved on M6 Southbound before J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent), congestion on M6 to J19 A556 (Knutsford). All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is around 1 hour and 40 minutes. In the roadworks area.Lanes one and two (of three) were closed until 09:00 now recovery has been completed. Road was blocked until 08:00 when lane three was re-opened. Accident happened at around 06:00 near to the exit slip at J16 within the smart motorway works. 08:23Two lanes remain closed on M6A Highways England spokesman said:Traffic has now been released on the #M6southbound between J17 and J16. 2 lanes (of 3) remain closed at this time while recovery is ongoing at scene. Delays of well over an hour remain on approach, so consider alternative routes if possible. “08:18Latest from the sceneA North West Motorway Police spokesman said:2nd recovery on scene for last of the HGV’s at jct 16, M6SB, have a Lane 3 running past the scene, heavy congestion still in area.” 08:04One lane reopens after accident in Cheshire Severe delays, two lanes closed and stop-start traffic due to recovery work and accident, two lorries involved on M6 Southbound before J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent), congestion on M6 to J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area. Travel time is around 1 hour and 30 minutes.Lanes one and two (of three) remain closed. Lane three re-opened at around 08:00. Recovery arrived on scene around 07:10. The Accident happened at around 06:00 just before the exit slip at J16 within the smart motorway works. 07:43Latest from Highways EnglandA Highways England spokesman said:The M6 remains BLOCKED southbound between J17 and J16 due to a collision involving 3 HGVs, one of which is on its side. We now have recovery on scene and are hoping to clear vehicles. There are delays of over an hour on approach. Please avoid the area. “07:36Heavy traffic on A500 Queueing traffic and traffic heavier than normal on A500 in both directions at M6 J16 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent), congestion to A531 Newcastle Road / B5472 Old Park Road and to Alsager Road (Audley Turn Off).Not helped due to the problems on the M6.07:31Latest from the sceneA North West Motorway Police spokesman said:Quick update on RTC M6SB jct17-16, one recovery on scene, looking to remove one of the HGV’s to open up a lane or 2 – congestion back to jct 18 .”07:23Queuing traffic in Arclid GreenQueueing traffic and traffic heavier than normal on A50 Newcastle Road Southbound at A534 Spark Lane (Arclid Traffic Lights), congestion to A5022.Due to traffic diverting around the problems on the M6.07:00Latest from Highways EnglandA Highways England spokesman said:“The M6 southbound between J17 and J16 is currently BLOCKED due to a collision inv: 2 vehicles. A HGV is currently blocking all 3 lanes. Police on scene.”06:55Heavy traffic on M6 Northbound in CheshireHeavy traffic due to people slowing to look at accident on the opposite side on M6 Northbound after J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent).06:45Tailbacks back to junction 18There are now tailbacks back to Junction 18.06:42Further delays on surrounding roads due to problems on M6 in CheshireQueueing traffic and traffic heavier than normal on A534 Congleton Road Eastbound at A50 Newcastle Road (Arclid Traffic Lights).Due to traffic diverting around the problems on the M6. 06:39Cheshire Police asking motorists to avoid areaA Cheshire Police spokesman said:Serious accident on SB carriageway of M6 – tailbacks are from j14 – tailing back to J17 Sandbach – please avoid if possible.” 06:38Traffic avoiding area causing congestion elsewhereSlow traffic and traffic heavier than normal on A50 Knutsford Road Southbound at A5011 Linley Lane, congestion to A533 Sandbach Road.Due to traffic diverting around the problems on the M6.06:34HGVs blocking carriagewayA North West Motorway Police spokesman said:The RTC at J17-16 M6SB – We are now on scene. 1 HGV is blocking lane 1 & 2.. the 2nd HGV involved is blocking lane 2 and 3. We are trying to organise recovery with Highways England to get the vehicles moved & you moving as soon as we can. “06:26Still closedThe carriageway remains closedlast_img read more