Three people drowned in as many districts on August 2 as the flood situation in Assam worsened affecting eight of the State’s 33 districts.The death toll since May — when the first wave of floods hit Assam — has risen to 41 with landslides caused by heavy rainfall having claimed the lives of three people.Officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said a person each drowned in Dhemaji, Udalguri and Golaghat districts. These and five other districts have been affected by flash floods and the rising waters of the Brahmaputra and four of its tributaries.“About 1 lakh people have been affected by the second wave of floods,” an ASDMA official said. Eastern Assam’s Golaghat is the worst-affected district with 54,135 people displaced followed by Sivasagar (17,905) and Lakhimpur (14,052).Golaghat and Sivasagar district authorities have set up 99 relief camps that are currently housing 20,869 people.The officials said crops on 5,056.35 hectares has been destroyed across the eight districts.“Apart from inundation, erosion has been a major problem. At least 68 houses have been destroyed by rivers such as Jia Bharali and Panchnoi in Sonitpur, Udalguri and Barpeta districts,” the ASDMA official said.
Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Portugal’s Ines Henriques celebrates after winning the gold medal and setting a new world record in the women’s 50-kilometer race walk during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)LONDON — The first women’s 50-kilometer walk at the world championships produced a world record.Ines Henriques of Portugal bettered her own mark on Sunday by finishing in 4 hours, 5 minutes, 56 seconds on the two-kilometer loop in central London.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Football, Netball, Water polo bets open PH bid Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES The Frenchman’s time was the second fastest in history. Diniz set the world record of 3:32:33 in 2014.“A lot of training has gone into this – cycling, swimming – everything for this 50 (kilometer) walk,” Diniz said. “Last night I kept away from watching the TV because I did not want to get too excited. I went to bed at 9 because I knew it was going to be my day today.”Hirooki Arai was second in 3:41:17, two seconds ahead of Japanese teammate Kai Kobayashi in third.The 20-kilometer walks were also held Sunday. Yang Jiayu of China won the women’s event in a personal best time of 1:26:18. She beat Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez of Mexico by only 1 second.Antonella Palmisano of Italy was third in 1:26:36.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Lyu Xiuzhi had been in line for bronze, but the Chinese walker was disqualified with about 50 meters to go.“In the last 100 (meters) I was in a hurry,” Lyu said. “I forgot that I already had a medal.”The men’s 20K was also close. Eider Arevalo beat 18-year-old Sergei Shirobokov of Russia by two seconds to win gold.The Colombian finished in 1:18:53. Caio Bonfim of Brazil was third in 1:19:04.Action will return to the Olympic Stadium later in the evening on the final day of the championships, and the United States is expected to add more to its medal haul in the 4×400-meter relays.American great Allyson Felix is favored to win a 16th world championship medal.Other finals are in the women’s 800, 5,000 and discus, and the men’s high jump and 1,500.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “The last 5 (kilometers) were really tough,” said Henriques, whose previous world record was 4:08:26. “My goal was to go under 4 hours and 6 minutes.”Yin Hang was second in 4:08:58, followed by Chinese teammate Yang Shuqing in 4:20:49.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsOnly seven women started the race, which was being run at the worlds for the first time, and only four finished.In the men’s 50K, Yohann Diniz of France won in 3:33:12. At 39, Diniz is the oldest man to win a gold medal at the world championships. MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side
Highlights 169: India Today Conclave 2011 comes to a close.#Highlights 168: Palin says there are a lot of gals out there who would make good presidential candidates.#Highlights 167: Palin does not know whether she will fight for US Prez post in 2012.#Highlights 166: Palin on Indo-US ties: We have got to be linked in so many respects.#Highlights 165: Palin’s role models? asks Purie. Palin says she ‘believed in Reagan’s policies’, praises Lincoln.#Highlights 164: Palin on media: You need boldness to set the record straight.#Highlights 163: Palin’s military concerns: US needs to be vigilant as to what China is doing.#Highlights 162: Aroon Purie asks for Palin’s views on Libya. Palin: We can support no-fly zone.#Highlights 161: Palin: We are thankful for free trade we are engaged in.#Highlights 160: Palin: What America can show the world is what is possible…Yes, may we be free! Thank you & God bless you!#Highlights 159: Palin: Friends, our two democracies understand the struggle for freedom.#Highlights 158: Palin: America has long been famous for our rags-to-riches stories. Now India is, too.#Highlights 157: Palin: The ‘Changing Balance of Power’ throughout the world today is driven by the empowerment of the individual.#Highlights 156: Palin: I admire India’s tradition of strong women leaders – at home & abroad.#Highlights 155: Palin: Indian entrepreneurs are investing in the US, even as US businesses expand here.#Highlights 154: Palin: The relationship between our countries could shape the course of the next century.#Highlights 153: Palin: America’s demise has been predicted before. It didn’t happen then, it won’t happen now.# Highlights 152: Palin: Today we speak of India as a “dynamic & vibrant economy”.# Highlights 151: Palin: Our need for energy independence is only one of the strategic challenges we face today.# Highlights 150: Palin: Push for ‘green’ at the expense of ‘conventional, reliable’ sources is not a credible energy policy or economic policy.#Highlights 149: Palin: I’ve seen firsthand how energy development, job creation & national security are inextricably linked.#Highlights 148: Palin: As governor of my state, my goal was to clean up corruption and develop our rich natural resources.#Highlights 147: Palin: Optimism & respect for individual liberty shaped both my political beliefs & my vision for my country.#Highlights 146: Palin: When I had the honour of meeting your PM, I expressed my admiration for India’s rich culture.#Highlights 145: Sarah Palin: My country was discovered in the age of exploration.#Highlights 144: Sarah Palin: I appreciate getting to see some of your magnificent city.#Highlights 143: Aroon Purie, Editor in Chief, India Today: Sarah Palin has 1.5 million followers on facebook.#Highlights 142: Aroon Purie, Editor in Chief, India Today, introduces Sarah Palin.#Highlights 141: Sarah Palin, first female governor of Alaska (2006-2009), 2008 Republican Vice-Presidential nominee and author to speak.#Highlights 140: Next session: My vision of America.#Highlights 139: Niall Ferguson: India is an astonishing story.#Highlights 138: Niall Ferguson: ‘Empire’ was not the original thing the Western powers did after 15th century. It was least original.#Highlights 137: Niall Ferguson: In work ethic, the US has become like Europeans.#Highlights 136: Niall Ferguson: The US is on a completely unsustainable financial trajectory right now.#Highlights 135: Niall Ferguson: US suffers recesses in public finance.#Highlights 134: Niall Ferguson: America’s fiscal deficit stands at 10% of the GDP.#Highlights 133: Niall Ferguson: The US has ADDS (Attention Deficit Disorder Syndrome).#Highlights 132: Niall Ferguson on US decline: I love the US and want its success.#Highlights 131: Niall Ferguson on US decline: After Iraq, Aghanistan situation is worse.#Highlights 130: Niall Ferguson: America not good at being an empire.#Highlights 129: M.J. Akbar: No emperor had created as secure a kingdom as Mughals.#Highlights 128: Next speaker: Niall Ferguson, British historian.#Highlights 127: M.J. Akbar, Editorial Director, India Today, chairs the session on American decline: Myth and reality.#Highlights 126: Arun Shourie to audience: You have the legitimacy for structural change.#Highlights 125: Arun Shourie: Utopian idea of state funding of polls won’t do.#Highlights 124: Arun Shourie: Day-to-day hearing, change in the rule of evidence and incarceration can curb corruption.#Highlights 123: Arun Shourie: Everybody is blaming others. No one recognises one’s own responsibility.#Highlights 122: Arun Shourie: Today no one is talking of reforms. Does anyone speak?#Highlights 121: Arun Shourie: Countervailing powers are interlinked. Radia has just lifted the lid. Everybody is in touch with everybody.#Highlights 120: Arun Shourie: In the US you act only through institutions, unlike India.#Highlights 119: Arun Shourie: Everybody has the power to block things, nobody has the power to push things.#Highlights 118: Arun Shourie, journalist, author and former Union minister for disinvestment & telecom starts his speech.#Highlights 117: K.P. Singh praises judiciary, says we need fast-track courts to punish those, who siphon away public money.#Highlights 116: K.P. Singh: In Indian context, both politics and business have a clearly defined role.#Highlights 115: K.P. Singh: With checks and balances, politics and business can help the cause of the common man.#Highlights 114: K.P. Singh: If politics and business called an odd couple, it will be a sure recipe for disaster.#Highlights 113: K.P. Singh, DLF Ltd chairman: Development is possible only if politics and business function in harmony.#Highlights 112: Rajeev Chandrasekhar: Decline of govt institutions and conflict of interests need to be addressed.#Highlights 111: Rajeev Chandrasekhar: It’s the quid pro quo that creates problems.#Highlights 110: Rajeev Chandrasekhar: There is some shadiness about the relation between business & politics.#Highlights 109: Rajeev Chandrasekhar: Business is prime catalyst for change.#Highlights 108: Rajeev Chandrasekhar: The state and govt will always be a huge animal in the room.#Highlights 107: Rajeev Chandrasekhar, entrepreneur and RS MP: This debate is critical to change India.#Highlights 106: Sandeep Bamzai, Sr Editor, Headlines Today, chairs The Business Roundtable.#Highlights 105: Next session to start: Politics and business: the odd couple.#Highlights 104: Md Azharuddin at Q&A: People in India’s villages can’t say what GDP is.#Highlights 103: Vijender Singh: Proper preparation and planning a must to win Olympic medals.#Highlights 102: Boxer Vijender Singh: Why cricket? What about other sports. We must give them their due.#Highlights 101: Sonakshi: The ruling party and Opposition must stop putting each other down and try to work together.#Highlights 100: Actor Sonakshi Sinha: Everything Western is not cool. Originality is cool.#Highlights 99: Actor Sonakshi Sinha: I imagine an India, where education is a necessity, not an option, especially for girls.#Highlights 98: Actor Sonakshi Sinha: Girls are an asset.#Highlights 97: Actor Sonakshi Sinha: I am talking to you as an Indian girl, not as an actor.#Highlights 96: Anurag Thakur: Unless we fulfil the basic needs of the common man, we cannot realise the idea of India.#Highlights 95: Anurag Thakur: The biggest stakeholders, our youth, should be involved in policy making.#Highlights 94: Anurag Thakur: If we can’t talk of inclusive growth, we would be shying away from the truth.# Highlights 93: Anurag Thakur: My India has come a long way. Our growth annoys many. But growth hasn’t benefited the common man?# Highlights 92: Imtiaz Ali: If you try to sway young people, they will say it doesn’t make sense.# Highlights 91: Imtiaz Ali: People are thinking today. There is no pushing of hypocritical ideas any more.# Highlights 90: Sanjiv Bajaj’s message to youth: Integrity of thought, pursuit of excellence and fearless in behaviour.# Highlights 89: Sanjiv Bajaj: Corruption is a way of life. Only honesty can earn us our due place.# Highlights 88: Taseer: If we have to say something to the world, we need high ideas and real imagination.#Highlights 87: Taseer: There are no shortcuts in life.#Highlights 86: Taseer: Literature cannot begin in a vaccum, takes inspiration from somewhere, from the past.#Highlights 85: Aatish Taseer starts his speech.#Highlights 84: Rahul Kanwal starts introducing ‘young achievers’.#Highlights 83: Speakers: Imtiaz Ali, director, Sonakshi Sinha, actor, Boxer Vijender Singh and author Aatish Taseer.#Highlights 82: Speakers: Anurag Thakur, MP, Lok Sabha, youth chief, BJP and Sanjiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj FinServ Ltd#Highlights 81: Rahul Kanwal, Executive Editor, Headlines Today, to chair next session: Ideas: My India, Our future.#Highlights 80: Sir Lee: It is the decentralised nature of the web that appeals to people.#Highlights 79: Sir Lee on who should control Internet: Lee I can’t tell the answer.#Highlights 78: Sir Lee on who should control Internet: I can’t tell the answer.#Highlights 77: The Web Foundation is doing a lot of things to empower people: Sir Lee#Highlights 76: Wikipedia started as a utopian paradise: Sir Lee# Highlights 75: No one should control Internet: Sir Lee#Highlights 74: When Google can use our data to sell ads, why can’t governments do the same to solve our problems: Josh Klein#Highlights 73: The governments should share information online with people: Josh Klein#Highlights 72: Internet anonymity is a key issue that needs to be tackled: Josh Klein#Highlights 71: There are many governments quietly trying to control the Internet: Sir Lee#Highlights 70: There are many exciting things happening online: Sir Lee#Highlights 69: I wanted data online: Sir Tim Berners Lee#Highlights 68: Internet will play an important role in the formation of a new government in Egypt: Wael Ghonim#Highlights 67: Internet empowers people: Wael Ghonim#Highlights 66: Internet is playing a key role in Egypt: Wael Ghonim#Highlights 65: We wanted the government to communicate with us online: Wael Ghonim#Highlights 64: There is no mainstream media. People are the media now: Wael Ghonim#Highlights 63: After so many years, I feel that I got my dignity back: Wael Ghonim#Highlights 62: Credit goes to the youth who contributed immensely in creating the web page on Egypt revolution: Wael Ghonim#Highlights 61: We appealed people to start the Egypt agitation on Facebook: Wael Ghonim#Highlights 60: Egypt revolution was like Wikipedia, where everyone contributed: Wael Ghonim#Highlights 59: Kalli Purie, Chief Creative Officer, India Today Group, chairs The Digital Debate.#Highlights 58: Greer: Women have to fight men on the one side, women in their society on the other. That’s life.# Highlights 57: Kalli asks: Harshest judgement on women comes from other women. Greer: Evey woman knows her hardest critic is her mother.#Highlights 56: Fatima Bhutto at Q & A: No one is romanticising the veil. It is pretty hard to romanticise the veil.#Highlights 55: Fatima Bhutto: Banning burqa in France does’t make bikini-wearers any safer.#Highlights 54: Fatima Bhutto: Burqa and bikini can co-exist, but problem is in understanding.#Highlights 53: Greer: I cannot countenance persecution of people who wear bikini or burqa. Burqa and bikini can co-exist.#Highlights 52: Greer: We need co-existence. Penetrative culture penetrates every aspect of our lives.#Highlights 51: Greer: 99% women look dreadful in bikini. But burqa can’t give them big bottoms either.#Highlights 50: Greer: It is extraordinary to say burqa liberates.#Highlights 49: Greer: If you wear burqa, it is your life.#Highlights 48: Greer: If you wear burqa, because someone has forced it on you, then you need to negotiate.#Highlights 47: Greer: It is the jealous men, who want to keep women’s body a secret.#Highlights 46: Kalli Purie introduces speakers feminist writer Germaine Greer and writer & activist Fatima Bhutto.#Highlights 45: Kalli Purie: Clash of titans – bikini vs burqa.#Highlights 44: The gender debate follows: Kalli Purie, Chief Creative Officer, India Today Group, to chair.#Highlights 43: Kashmir debate seemed endless as expected.#Highlights 42: Arif quotes Kalhan, says ‘Kashmir is a region that takes delight in resurrection’.#Highlights 41: Geelani: We denounce terror in all forms.#Highlights 40: Farooq at Q&A: Division is not acceptable for me & my party. Enough is enough.#Highlights 39: Geelani: We need to address the issues in Kashmir, which is the bone of contention between India & Pak.#Highlights 38: Geelani: Lakhs of Muslims have been killed in Jammu & Kashmir since 1947.#Highlights 37: Geelani: As a human being, you should understand the sufferings of the people of Kashmir, where there are seven lakh forces.#Highlights 36: Geelani: Kashmir dispute is all about broken promises.#Highlights 35: Geelani: I represent the sentiments of majority in Jammu and Kashmir.#Highlights 34: Geelani: I want you to hear of our pain & sufferings.#Highlights 33: Arif: Quran justifies armed action only when someone is expelled from his/her home because of his/her faith.#Highlights 32: Arif Mohd Khan: Muslims from India face humiliation in Pakistan.#Highlights 31: Arif Mohd Khan: Those who were called refugee are leading the mainstream in India today.#Highlights 30: Arif Mohd Khan: ‘Freedom’ word is always there in Geelani’s speech.#Highlights 29: Kashmir debate: Farooq against plebiscite.#Highlights 28: Kashmir also belongs to Buddhists, Hindus: Abdullah.#Highlights 27: We can accept everything, but not division: Abdullah.#Highlights 26: The only way out of Indo-Pak conflict is dialogue: Abdullah.#Highlights 25: India is ready to hear and do everything which will stabilise the nation: Abdullah.#Highlights 24: Geelani deserves to be heard: Joshi.#Highlights 23: Manoj Joshi begins Kashmir debate. Dr Farooq Abdullah is among three speakers.#Highlights 22: The India Today Conclave: Day 2 proceedings begin.#Highlights 21: Arif Mohammad Khan has authored Text and Context, a 2010 bestseller. The volume contains two pieces on Kashmir#Highlights 20: Syed Ali Shah Geelani set for Kashmir debate.#Highlights 19: Manoj Joshi, Dy Editor, Mail Today is set to chair Kashmir debate.#Highlights 18: Day 2 proceedings of the India Today Conclave 2011 are due to start shortly.#Highlights 17: The Conclave will end with a gala dinner with Sarah Palin as the chief guest.#Highlights 16: The first female Governor of Alaska (2006-2009) and 2008 Republican V-P nominee will speak on what she thinks of America.#Highlights 15: Sarah Palin will deliver the Dinner Keynote Address on ‘My Vision of America’.# Highlights 14: An address by noted British historian Niall Ferguson on ‘American decline: Myth and reality’ to follow.#Highlights 13: Speakers: RS MP and entrepreneur Rajeev Chandrasekhar, ex-Union minister Arun Shourie and DLF chairman K.P. Singh.# Highlights 12: The roundtable discussion on politics and business follows.# Highlights 11: Gen Next speakers: Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali and author Aatish Taseer.# Highlights 10: Gen Next speakers: Lok Sabha MP Anurag Thakur and Bajaj FinServ Ltd MD Sanjiv Bajaj.#Highlights 9: Speakers: Actor Sonakshi Sinha and Olmpic medallist boxer Vijender Singh.#Highlights 8: After lunch, there will be a youth workshop on ‘Ideas: My India, Our future’.#Highlights 7: Speakers: World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners Lee, serial hacker Josh Klein, Egypt revolution hero Wael Ghonim.# Highlights 6: The Digital Debate (‘Information: Revolution or revelation’) follows.#Highlights 5: Gender debate speakers are: Feminist writer Germaine Greer and Pakistani writer and activist Fatima Bhutto.#Highlights 4: The Kashmir session will be followed by the Gender Dialogue (‘Can the burqa co-exist with the bikini?’).#Highlights 3: Speakers: All Parties Hurriyat Conference chief Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Former Union Minister Arif Mohammad Khan.#Highlights 2: The Day 2 proceedings begin with a debate on Kashmir.#Highlights 1: Day 2 proceedings of the India Today Conclave 2011 will start at 10 am.#advertisementadvertisementadvertisement
Southampton midfielder Lemina fed-up at Galatasarayby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Mario Lemina is fed-up at Galatasaray.Lemina is on a season-long loan in Turkey, though is frustrated with his situation.The midfielder is unhappy with the lack of action he’s seen, says Fotospor, and is considering his options.Lemina is now weighing up ending his loan in January.At St Mary’s, there’s little chance of a place being created for the player’s return. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
COLLEGE STATION, TX – OCTOBER 08: Head coach Kevin Sumlin of the Texas A&M Aggies waits on the sideline in the second half of their game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Kyle Field on October 8, 2016 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin appears to have had a DM misfire on Twitter this afternoon. A short time ago, Sumlin tweeted a message that included a joke about him being glad he “didn’t pull a Sark after Dark.” That’s a reference to USC head coach Steve Sarkisian’s drunken antics at a Trojans’ booster event last weekend. Of course, as with all DM misfires, Sumlin deleted the tweet, but not before an alert Twitter user captured a screen shot. Man Kevin Sumlin is a savage for this #sarkafterdark pic.twitter.com/bFH4yK6N4a— Jamie (@jspride) August 29, 2015Other users spotted it and have been referencing it as well.Sooooo…Sumlin deleted that pretty quick once he realized it wasn’t a DM.— Shooter Flatch (@texasagsec) August 29, 2015@ParkerTodd16 hahaha that was a quick delete by Sumlin— Justin Rydell (@jrydell15) August 29, 2015That’s a real tweet from Kevin Sumlin.— Joaquin (@BoughtAtAPrice7) August 29, 2015
TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.25 billion up from $2.84 billion a year ago to mark a new record annual profit of $12.4 billion.The Toronto-based bank’s latest results were driven by strong performances in its personal and commercial banking, capital markets, wealth management and insurance.The bank’s profit for the three-month period ended Oct. 31 amounted to $2.20 per diluted share, up from $1.88 per share a year ago.On an adjusted cash basis, the bank says it earned $2.24 per share, up from $1.92 in the same period in 2017.Analysts on average had expected earnings per share of $2.12, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.For its full financial year, Canada’s biggest lender by market capitalization reported net income of $12.4 billion up roughly eight per cent from $11.5 billion in 2017.“Our diversified business and geographic mix delivered good revenue growth, while we prudently managed risk and delivered a premium return on equity,” Dave McKay, RBC president and CEO, said in a statement.“Looking ahead, we remain focused on investing in our people and technology, and offering more personalized insights and connectivity to deliver more value for both our clients and shareholders.” Companies in this story: (TSX:RY)The Canadian Press
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With 3,186 people working on the project in January up from 3,107 in December, work continues on the Site C Dam project.Below is a copy of the construction schedule for the next two weeks;Dam site area – north (left) bank and south (right) bank Work will take place during the day, night, and on the weekend until the project is completed. During this time, residents can expect the following:• Heavy machinery will be in the transmission line corridor. For your safety, please stay clear of the work areas.• There will be project-related traffic on public and resource roads, including petroleum development roads.• Trucks with heavy loads will be accessing the dam site and other project areas. This includes Highway 29 at Cache Creek and Halfway River. Please use caution when meeting a pilot car and observe all warning signs.• Helicopters and commercial drones may be used to support investigative and construction works.• Some noise and vibration may occur near the dam site and work areas, including the quarries. Pile driving may take place near the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands.• There may be smoke in various areas as a result of planned burning. Burning will only take place when permitted by ground conditions, the fire danger rating, and venting conditions.• For your safety, please stay clear of active in-river work areas along the Peace and Moberly rivers. These areas are clearly identified with signage and markings.To view the bulletin; CLICK HERE • Contractors will continue to move equipment and material to the site. This includes deliveries by rail.• Contractors are continuing construction and operations in their work areas. This includes the main civil works, generating station and spillways civil works, turbines and generators, and substation.• Water management activities may take place.• Excavation, including in-river excavation, will progress on both banks of the Peace River.• Construction activities, such as drilling, blasting, crushing, earth moving, tunnelling, concrete placement, and road maintenance, will continue. Tower and mobile cranes will be used on site.• Site preparation will continue at the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands. Work has begun on building the conveyor that will deliver fill material to the dam site. Work activities will occur between the hours of 7 a.m to 7 p.m, seven days a week, and may include excavating, compacting soil and equipment and materials delivery. Additionally, periodic sweeping or dust suppression on Road 240 may occur.Highway 29 • At Halfway River, clearing and vegetation removal is almost complete. Some work will continue including log hauling, mulching, chipping and burning debris. Environmental and wildlife monitoring is ongoing.• At Farrell Creek and near Dry Creek west of Farrell Creek Road, geotechnical investigations may begin. This could include drilling, digging test pits, surveying, minor vegetation removal, and some traffic control.• At Portage Mountain Quarry, site investigations and surveys will continue in preparation for site clearing and road building.• Clearing activities will be complete by the end of March. Wood waste may be chipped, mulched, spread as coarse woody debris, hauled off-site, or burned.• Electrical distribution poles may be temporarily moved in the Cache Creek West area.Reservoir area• Forestry and access road data collection and site investigations will continue near and along the reservoir area.• Wood waste may be chipped, mulched, spread as coarse woody debris, hauled off-site, or burned.Transmission works• Maintenance work will continue on roads that provide access to parts of the transmission corridor.• Material and equipment are being delivered to the marshalling yard at Moberly Lake.• Site investigations, including stripping and data recovery of archaeological sites, geotechnical work, and structure staking, may take place.• Upgrades will continue at Peace Canyon Generating Station.Other areas• Work is occurring downstream of the dam site for the Peace River side channel enhancements.• Aggregate and riprap production will continue in West Pine Quarry. The material will be transported by rail and road to the dam site.What to expect
If you are a bullying boss, your employees are more likely to be less committed to their work, take longer breaks or come in late without notice, finds a study. The study led by researchers from the Portland State University in Oregon, US, showed that a bullying boss can decrease “organisational citizenship behaviour”, or the voluntary extras one does that are not part of the job responsibilities. On the other hand, the study also reveled that he/she increases “counterproductive work behaviour”, such as sabotage at work, coming into work late, taking longer-than-allowed breaks, doing tasks incorrectly or withholding effort, all of which can affect the team and co-workers. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain”The findings highlight the consequences of abusive supervision, which is becoming increasingly common in workplaces,” said Liu-Qin Yang, Associate Professor at the University. The study, published in the Journal of Management, attributes negative work behaviour to either perceptions of injustice or work stress. In response to perceptions of injustice, the employees are more likely to purposely withhold from the unpaid extras that help the organisation, like helping co-workers with problems or attending meetings that are not mandatory. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardHaving an abusive boss can also lead to work stress, which reduces an employee’s ability to control negative behaviour or contribute to the organisation in a positive way. “Stress is sometimes uncontrollable. You don’t sleep well, so you come in late or take a longer break, lash out at your co-workers or disobey instructions,” Yang further added. “But justice is more rational. Something isn’t fair, so you’re purposely not going to help other people or when the boss asks if anyone can come in on a Saturday to work, you don’t volunteer.” The researchers of the study have highly recommended that organisations should take measures to reduce or curb abusive supervision. Regular training programmes to help supervisors learn and adopt more effective interpersonal and management skills, implementing fair policies as well as conducting stress management training can help employees, they suggested.
AST was unable to locate the vehicle described leaving the scene of the incident until the following day on May 7. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers responded to a property located near mile 16 of the Kenai Spur Highway, in Nikiski, for a report of individuals stealing items, on May 6. According to the online Trooper dispatch, Talbott was arrested on charges of Theft 2nd degree, Criminal Trespass 1st degree, and a Probation Violation. Upon location of the suspect vehicle contact was made with Kobie Tylor Talbott, age 24 of Kasilof. Talbott was transported and remanded at Wildwood pretrial and is being held without bail.
“We want to help unaffected growers get back into production and enable stores and consumers to re-stock. One goal we’re seeking is to make this type of labeling the new standard rather than a short-term fix; as a way to improve identification and traceability in the system.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The romaine lettuce responsible for an E. coli outbreak that sickened more than 30 people across multiple states likely originated in California, according to Food and Drug Administration. They are currently working with growers and distributors on labeling produce with a “post-purge” date to inform consumers that certain products are now safe to eat. States affected by the outbreak include California (which had the highest number of cases — 10), Michigan, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin. Two days before Thanksgiving, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a food safety alert saying 32 people across 11 states had become sick because of contaminated romaine lettuce. The CDC is advising people avoid romaine lettuce completely. “New romaine from different growing regions, including Florida and Arizona, will soon be harvested,” the FDA tweeted. “We’re working with growers and distributors on labeling produce for location and harvest date and possibly other ways of informing consumers that the product is ‘post-purge’” The FDA is hoping to create a new labeling standard that would require companies to show where lettuce is from and when it is harvested.
Kolkata: In a significant development in the health sector, Bengal is going to get its first dedicated ‘Head and Neck Cancer Society’, which will extensively work to check the disease through awareness and will also provide world-class healthcare facilities to the people.The Head and Neck Cancer Society aims at highlighting the role of the society and the people in the state to check the disease.The city, which is one of the most well-equipped metropolitans in terms of healthcare, will add an exclusive feather to its much glorious cap with the anti-cancer society. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe society was recently launched in the city. Its main purpose is to focus on its role to prevent the disease, spread awareness about the disease and discuss with people the current scenario of head and neck cancer in the state and also in the country.The society will also be involved in training of doctors in the early detection of cancer and how world-class faci-lities can be rendered to the patients.A conference was held in the city recently by the International Federation of Head & Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS), where doctors from across the world took part. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThis year, IFHNOS will hold its annual meeting to make this multidisciplinary head and neck cancer summit the best source of updated information in head and neck cancer management in the state.It will provide the most up-to-date information on multidisciplinary therapies, thelatest clinical research, new treatment strategies, supportive care and scientific breakthroughs to ensure practical and clinically relevant exchange of information for the entire head and neck cancer community. Dr. Gautam Mukhopadhayay, Dr. PN Mohapatra, Dr. Aniruddha Dam, Dr. Sukrit Bose and Dr. Sourav Datta were present in the recently concluded conference.Dr. Gautam Mukhopadhayay, senior trustee, West Bengal Head and Neck Society, said: “It gives us immense pleasure to launch West Bengal’s first and exclusive Society dedicated to Head & Neck Cancer. We are confident that it will set benchmarks in the city as far as the healthcare platform is concerned.”
Darjeeling: A three-year-old girl had a miraculous escape on Thursday when she fell in front of a herd of elephants. The animals quietly moved into the forest without causing any harming to the baby. The incident occurred on Thursday in the Jalpaiguri district.Nitu Ghosh, a 36-year-old businessman, a resident of Neora-Mor, Lataguri, with his wife Titli Ghosh and three-year-old daughter Ahana Ghosh had visited Mahakal Temple deep in the jungles on Thursday morning. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseAfter offering puja, while returning on a two-wheeler, they approached the access road to the Kalakhawa watchtower. Suddenly, three elephants came on their way, sending a shiver down Nitu’s spine. In a state of panic, he lost his balance and all three riders fell on the road. Nitu somehow managed to get up and tried to scurry to safety. In the process, he fell into a pothole and sprained his ankles. Titli, 29, managed to run for a few yards but she hurt her legs. However, the there-year-old baby fell right in front of the elephants. A few other people had gathered at the spot. All of them watched in despair at what seemed to be a sure death. The elephants kicked the two-wheeler off the road but did not harm the girl. Instead they slowly passed her by into the forest. Local residents immediately took the family to a private nursing home in Jalpaiguri.
Related: How to Avoid One of the Biggest Email Hacking Threats1. Educate employees about risky emails. Your first line of defense is having a savvy staff. The problem with phishing scams is that they’re engineered to look like legitimate messages. But the more suspicious your employees are, the more likely they should be to delete the message without clicking on any of the links. They should be skeptical of messages that urge them to “verify” or “update” account information.If an employee does receive a scam email, he or she should alert you or your IT department so you can notify your entire team to avoid it. Many email providers and internet browsers also allow you to report suspicious emails or websites.2. Keep your tech up-to-date.One of the easiest steps businesses can take is to update their antivirus software and spam filtering, as these can help weed out potentially malicious email messages. It’s also smart to make sure your computers and mobile devices are running up-to-date versions of software, with the most recent bug fixes. Many web browsers also “blacklist” sites that have been identified as known phishing offenders.3. Update and create strong passwords.If your company does fall victim to an email scam, hackers can target your passwords — the gateways to your sensitive professional and personal information. Make sure to create passwords that are easy for you to remember but also aren’t obvious. Security professionals often recommend creating passwords that are at least 14 characters long, contain letters as well as numbers, and use upper and lower case letters.Related: 8 Steps to Creating Stronger Passwords min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. On the front page of today’s New York Times is a lengthy report about how the publishing giant was allegedly the victim of a four-month-long attack by Chinese hackers. The hackers apparently gained access to the newspaper’s computer systems and obtained passwords for reporters and other employees. The timing of the attacks, the Times said, coincided with a report the paper published in October about a relative of China’s prime minister.While the Chinese government denied being involved in the alleged hack at the Times, security analysts have predicted that nation-sponsored cyber warfare will become more commonplace this year, with banks, businesses and other groups potentially at risk.The Times suggested that hackers initially infiltrated its computer systems by way of a phishing scam — when hackers use an email message that’s tailored to you or your business to entice you to click on a link. The scams usually aim to con users out of money or to insert malicious code onto your computer that enables hackers access to your passwords and your company’s sensitive business information.Here are three tips to help keep you and your staff on the safe side of dangerous email hacking threats: Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now January 31, 2013 Enroll Now for Free
Damage caused to the canal bridge (Image: Kerry Ashdown) He said: “Lorries going over it are constantly clouting the top. If they dislodge the coping stones off the top and there happens to be a boat underneath it – God forbid – the coping stone is going to kill the person underneath. If it goes onto the boat, and it is a wooden boat, it would certainly sink it. “I have been in touch with the Canal and River Trust and the highways department (at Staffordshire County Council) and I have been going to them for three or four years about it. I have asked them to ban wagons going over the bridge; it isn’t wide enough for them.” The bridge stones have been scraped bu vehicles (Image: Kerry Ashdown) County councillor Ian Parry, who represents the Stone Rural ward, said he would welcome more protection for the bridge. He added: “The bridge has historically been damaged by vehicles colliding with it and I would support the idea of weight or class restriction on its use. “I think the flow of commercial traffic in the vicinity of Mount Road and use of sat navs make the problem more complicated. I also wonder if even small commercial vehicles can sometimes struggle with the tight right angle turn.” Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet support member for highways and transport Helen Fisher said: “We will always take on board residents’ concerns and our highways team can look into this issue. “Canal bridges by their nature are older and narrower structures and around the county some have weight restrictions. In most cases there shouldn’t be any need to introduce a weight limit as the bridge structure should be capable of taking the weight of vehicles using them. “However, if there is concern about the capacity of a bridge then we would need to work with the Canals and Rivers Trust, which owns the bridge, before considering any weight limit and what that should be.” A52 blocked after lorry jack-knifes A Canal & River Trust spokesperson said: “The Canal and River Trust is calling once again for motorists to slow down when crossing over Bridge 98 in Meaford on the Trent and Mersey Canal after the bridge has been recently hit again by a careless driver causing £25,000 worth of damage. As a charity it is heart-breaking for us to spend so much time and money caring for these amazing structures just to see them so carelessly damaged. Calls for speed watch scheme on busy town road “We have made the area safe and we are now looking at options to try and stop this from happening or at least try and catch people who are causing the damage which might include installing CCTV if we have enough funding. As a charity the money that we will spend to repair the bridge is diverting costs from other projects and repairs we could be doing caring for our canals. “We’re hoping to fix the bridge in the near future but if anyone sees a vehicle hitting the bridge please contact the local police who are aware of what is happening.” Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA “careless” driver has caused £25,000 worth of damage to a canal crossing near Stone – and a concerned resident is calling for a weight restriction on the bridge to prevent further destruction or even tragedy. David Johnston, of Stone, is concerned that vehicles hitting Bridge 98 at Meaford, near the new business park, could knock out stones, putting boaters underneath at risk.
Posted by Share Thursday, May 4, 2017 TORONTO — Ahead of Myrtle Beach’s ’60 More Days of Summer’ promotion this fall, the destination is making a big push to promote offerings that go beyond its traditional golf and family-friendly attractions.The focus now, said Diane Charno, Director of Marketing for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, is on the area’s wealth of wellness options, which runs the gamut from spas and horseback riding to wine tasting and yoga on the beach. According to Charno, a Wisconsin native who recently made the move to Myrtle Beach this past March, the destination has always offered wellness options but is only now making a strong effort to promote them.“Studies show that the wellness travel segment is growing faster these days, with people wanting experiential activities,” she told Travelweek. “We have everything from parasailing to paddleboarding and kayaking, which are not new to the destination. But from a messaging standpoint, we’re focusing more on the value of wellness and soft adventure in the area.”And what a large area it is, she adds. Myrtle Beach spans an impressive 60 miles of coastline, stretching from the Carolinas border to just north of Charleston, comprising 12 distinct communities, each with different personalities. In total, there are over 425 resorts offering 98,000 rooms and suites that range from moderate to high-end, but a new trend is seeing more and more Canadians booking beach home accommodations.Myrtle Beach view looking southView on pier at sunset“We’ve received a lot of agent inquiries about beach homes in the area, including ones on stilts,” says Kimberly Hartley, Canadian/International Sales Manager for the Myrtle Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, who also notes that many of these accommodations are commissionable to agents. “We’re finding that more Canadians don’t want to stay in commercial areas and are more interested in places in the low country, like Pawley’s Island and Litchfield.”More news: Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaThough the destination may be seeing more interest in alternative activities, attractions and accommodations these days, this isn’t to say it’s turning their focus away from the main markets of golf and family. With more than 100 championship golf courses and over 50 mini golf courses, Myrtle Beach has cemented its ranking among the top golf destinations in the U.S., if not the world. And as such, Canadians continue to arrive in droves.Mini golf in Myrtle BeachApproximately one million Canadians arrive in Myrtle Beach each year, representing a staggering 85% of the destination’s international market. This is undoubtedly due in large part to long-running initiatives like the annual Canadian-American Days Festival and the upcoming ’60 More Days of Summer’ promotion, now in its third year and launching right after Labour Day throughout October. The idea behind the promo, says Charno, is to entice Canadians to either stay a little bit longer to soak up Myrtle Beach’s warm weather, or to book a fall trip in order to escape Canada’s impending winter season. Either way, they’re in for plenty of sunshine and great value.“From September to October, the weather is still great and the water is still warm, giving Canadians the chance to swim at the beach right through the fall,” she says. “They’ll also find less crowds and more affordable prices, since prices tend to peak in the busy months of July and August.”And with this year’s promotion being closely tied to the theme of wellness, Canadians can expect more value-added packages that include everything from spas to soft adventure, not to mention an array of new activities and attractions that will enhance their stay.Here’s a list of what’s new in the destination:The Broadway at the Beach entertainment and attraction complexThe Broadway at the Beach entertainment and attraction complex is undergoing major changes as it enters its 21st year. The former Celebrity Square district is being transformed into an historic-looking warehouse district, while Hard Rock Café is being relocated to make room for a new 40,000 square-foot Dave and Busters. Completion is expected by the start of the summer.The Naomi and Stanley Bleifield Gallery at Brookgreen Gardens opened in January 2017, showcasing the work of American sculptors whose subjects are taken from the natural world. Brookgreen Gardens contains the most comprehensive collection of American figurative sculpture in the country.Brookgreen GardensConstruction has begun on a new 50,000 square-foot development building along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which will bring several new restaurants, retail and a live music venue to the oceanfront. Plus, the Boardwalk will be extended another block in the north to connect to a new Hilton hotel property.Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach opened the only indoor glass bottom boat adventure in North America. Guests can step into a 16-foot-long boat with only three inches of glass separating them from the sharp-toothed predators of the Dangerous Reef tank below.Buchanan Motels will bring two new high-rise hotels to central Myrtle Beach, both currently unnamed. The first will boast 240 rooms and include a water park that can be enclosed in winter (opening date Spring 2018), while the second will be located across the street from an indoor water park and feature 228 rooms (completion date 2017).The 30-acre Springmaid Beach Resort has been transformed into a DoubleTree Resort by Hilton. It now boasts a new 20,000 square-foot main building, oceanview restaurant with outdoor seating, lobby bar, snack area and outdoor entertainment courtyard. Plus, all 452 guestrooms have been completely refreshed.More news: Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoFor more information on travel to Myrtle Beach, go to VisitMyrtleBeach.ca. 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In his first national televised address Sunday night, President Luis Guillermo Solís asked public school teachers to end a two-week strike and return to the classrooms, despite a failure to reach agreement on when teachers would receive their back pay.In a seven-minute speech, Solís cited efforts his administration, which took office May 8, has made to resolve a salary backlog that has affected thousands of public school teachers since February. Solís noted that the problem originated under the previous administration of President Laura Chinchilla and her education minister, Leonardo Garnier.Responding to criticisms that Garnier seems more focused on football than addressing the problems created under his administration of the ministry, the former education minister tweeted, “Nothing would please me more than to be able to go to the Legislative Assembly and explain the case of the change in payment system at MEP.” At 10 a.m. on Monday, hundreds of teachers gathered in front of the capital’s Central Park and marched two blocks east to the Finance Ministry.ANDE President Gilberto Montero also took to Facebook to claim the government’s proposals fail to solve their problems, as they do not provide payments for wages from February and March.Diana Herrero, a teacher and union leader at the Abelardo Bonilla High School, on Monday called Solís speech “a threat” in an article on online magazine Paquidermo, adding that teachers would remain on strike until all back pay is dispersed.ANEP leaders called for educators to attend a meeting on Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Napoleón Quesada School, next to Casa Presidencial in Zapote, where they will discuss their next steps. Hundreds of teachers march from San José’s Central Park to the Finance Ministry on Monday, May 19, 2014. Alberto Font/The Tico Times Facebook Comments The president ruled out a union request for an initial disbursement on May 23, saying it would be “technically impossible” and could jeopardize salary payments for all other public-sector workers. On Saturday, Solís had offered to make the first of two payments on May 26. Unions rejected that offer.According to current Education Minister Sonia Mora, more than 13,600 educators are owed back pay, double the number that Garnier had initially claimed.Solís said the ongoing strike has jeopardized the education of nearly one million public school students, and he noted that 675,000 children depend on daily meals provided at public schools.The president also asked officials from the judicial branch and the public banking system to go easy on teachers, many of whom are facing legal problems stemming from loan defaults and unpaid child support, a result of the payment crisis.Solís said the administration would not punish striking teachers or garnish their wages for days missed since the nationwide strike began on May 5. Minutes after the president’s address, the National Association of Educators (ANDE) called on educators to ignore the president and continue protesting this week. Nada me gustaría más que poder ir a la Asamblea Legislativa y dar las explicaciones del caso por cambio del sistema de pagos del MEP— Leonardo (@leogarnier) May 15, 2014 Related posts:As teacher strike continues, government announces plan to distribute back pay Former Education Minister Leonardo Garnier blames old system for backlog in teachers’ salaries Costa Rica’s month-long teachers’ strike comes to an end Teachers reject pay deal; education minister says get back to work
September 11, 2017GreenLight Solutions Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates experimental learning opportunities for university students by connecting them with local organizations to collaborate on sustainability projects. This past weekend, the GS foundation and a group of Arizona State University students came to stay and work at Arcosanti for their annual retreat. (text by Shannon Mackenzie, photos by Devron Lovick)Most students are majoring or concentrating of sustainability studies. The group with the construction team to continue their effort of restoring the highroad foot trail, initiated an impact analysis on the recycling facilities and process at Arcosanti, and enjoyed a hike along the Agua Fria River. More to come.Find out more about GreenLight Solutions at www.glsolutions.org
But the way it looks now, “The Donald” just can’t “fit in.” Many of the Deep State foxes consider him unreliable. Or embarrassing. They want to get rid of him… or weaken him so he is more or less irrelevant. The Comey testimony didn’t help anyone as near as we could figure. “The Donald’s” fans came away believing their man was set up by a disloyal “leaker.” And the Establishment insiders are determined to keep beating up on him until he falls down. They might succeed. Or they might not. It hardly matters. In the meantime, President Trump is taking so many punches, he’s beginning to wobble. Only five months into his administration and he’s looking lame. He couldn’t make any major changes – even if he wanted to. And Pence? He’s ready to fall in line with the insiders at any time. So it’s business as usual. No swamp draining… no serious budget cuts… no tears in the Deep State land… no end to the make-believe wars… no Trump reflation trade… no big infrastructure projects… no “jobs, jobs, jobs”… and no change in course. For now. The feds control – directly or indirectly – half of GDP. And the insiders control the feds. The last thing either wants is real change. But that doesn’t mean they can stop it. Change You Can Believe In Markets don’t stop just because the insiders want them to stop; markets react to the public spectacle… but they follow deeper currents, too. Debts don’t shrink just because you can’t pay them. And the future doesn’t wait just because you’re not ready for it. Change happens whether you want it or not. Sometime soon – most likely before the end of the year (though, recently, no one has lost money by betting against our timing hunches) – the weight of debt, lies, delusions, and claptrap is going to cause the floor to cave in. America’s Summer of Unrest – Are You at Risk? Protests are becoming riots. Big-city violence in small towns. And according to one expert, that’s just the beginning… Justin’s note: Today’s essay comes from Doug Casey’s longtime friend and colleague Bill Bonner. Below, Bill shares his big-picture view of what’s really going on right now in Washington…and more importantly, what’s in store for the markets. As you’ll see, there’s a new crisis brewing…and it could happen much sooner than you think… By Bill Bonner, chairman, Bonner & Partners We’re trying to avoid distractions. What is really going on, we wonder? What is really important, we ask? Donald J. Trump came to Washington, D.C., promising to “drain the swamp.” Instead, the swamp is draining him. The media entangles him in fake news kudzu. Establishment bugs nip away at him like mosquitoes at a bayou picnic. Special interests and Deep State operatives slither around him threateningly… while Deep State heavies try to drown him in accusations. Business as Usual We thought “The Donald” would quickly make peace with the swamp. He has no fixed convictions… no ideology or principles to get in the way. We figured he’d go along with the insiders… and become the biggest swamp critter of all. And when he stuffed his cabinet with generals and Goldman guys, we thought he was on his way. Recommended Link — When that happens, all of a sudden, people are going to lose interest in the spectacle in Washington. Gone will be any interest in whether Russia meddled in a U.S. election (which never really mattered anyway). Gone will be any interest in whether Comey lied… or Trump lied… or what The New York Times said… or whether “The Donald” acts “presidential.” Instead, all eyes will turn to the spectacle in New York. Crashing prices are bound to get their attention. The Dow will be cut in half. The big banks, considered too big to fail, will be failing. People who have bought ETFs to be “in the market” will want to be “out of the market.” Volatility, so recently like the EKG of a dead man, will begin to rise from the table like Frankenstein. And then, the call will go up to the president and the chairman of the Fed. “Do something! Save us! To the rescue!” And to the rescue they will come. But how? With short-term interest rates already near zero… with the Fed already holding more than over $4 trillion of government bonds on its balance sheet… with the budget deficit already set to rise by $10 trillion over the next 10 years… …what can they do? That will be the next big story… …not the Trumped-up battle over Russian election meddling… …not the nuances of Donald Trump’s “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go” comment… …not proposed tax cuts… …not the withdrawal from the Paris climate accord… No, none of it will matter very much when real change shows up. Stay tuned… Regards, — Recommended Link Urgent Medical Warning for Seniors With Cell Phones Your cell phone could be the cause of a rapidly spreading epidemic, according to brand-new research from the CDC and Scientific American. It kills one person every 24 seconds. But this has nothing to do with cancer, radiation or tumors. Bill Justin’s note: As Bill mentioned, there is a new crisis looming…a collapse more than 30 years in the making. And when it finally hits, neither Trump nor the Fed will be able to stop it. Here’s how it will all unfold.
Justin’s note: On Thursday, Nick Giambruno, chief analyst of The Casey Report, explained why we’re headed toward the biggest financial crisis in history – thanks to Big Government overreach.Today, he shows us what we can do to protect ourselves and profit in the face of looming danger to our wealth. Read on for more… By Nick Giambruno, chief analyst, The Casey ReportAs I showed you on Thursday, the next crisis is going to be the Big One.The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the globalists will use it to advance their agenda through something called “Special Drawing Rights” (SDRs).There’s only one way President Trump can fight back…President Trump is the first modern president who’s openly hostile toward globalism. He’s denounced it repeatedly.Trump has also denounced a global currency:There is no such thing as a global anthem, a global currency or a global flag. This is the United States of America that I’m representing.Trump is not going to surrender the U.S. dollar’s top status and give up monetary policy to a world central bank. That would be akin to lowering the U.S. flag, raising the UN flag, and saluting it. Recommended Link Click here now to continue reading However, there’s only one way Trump could fight the globalists and their SDR plan: return the dollar to some sort of gold backing.It should come as no surprise that Trump loves gold…This is obvious from his buildings. Just look at the gold letters he uses for his name…Trump has also made a killing as a gold investor.After the U.S. government legalized private gold ownership in 1975, Trump was an aggressive buyer. He bought in at around $185 an ounce. Then, as he’s noted:We sold in the range of $780, $790. We did very well. It’s easier than the construction business.In September 2011, Trump accepted gold bars as a security deposit from a commercial tenant. That tenant was APMEX, one of the largest precious metals dealers in the U.S. Donald Trump with Michael Haynes of APMEXTrump went on to say:The Trump Organization has always strived to be ‘the gold standard.’ We welcome APMEX as our tenant at 40 Wall, a prestigious and historical location. The legacy of Gold as a precious commodity has transcended to become a viable currency and an accepted universal monetary standard. Central Banks around the world are holding Gold as a reserve asset. It is also a terrific, potentially lucrative diversifier in a portfolio, especially with such volatility in the stock market.But Trump’s affinity for gold goes much deeper. I encourage you to watch this largely unknown video clip from 2015. At the 0:39 mark, then-candidate Trump says:Bringing back the gold standard would be very hard to do, but boy, would it be wonderful. We’d have a standard on which to base our money.He echoes this sentiment in this video here, at the 17:40 mark:Interviewer: Can you envision a scenario in which this country ever goes back to the gold standard?Trump: I like the gold standard. There’s something very nice about the gold standard. …There’s something very nice about having something solid, you know we used to have a very very solid country because it was based on a gold standard. We don’t have that anymore. There is something very nice about the concept of that.I highly suggest watching these videos. You can see Trump’s enthusiasm when he speaks about gold and the gold standard. — Together, this shows that Trump is open and possibly eager to return to the gold standard…This is important. Because the “everything bubble” is going to burst on his watch.I think it will create a crisis unprecedented in living memory. And the globalists will use it to make the final push for a world central bank. They will also try to push out the dollar as the premier reserve currency and replace it with the SDR.Returning the dollar to a gold backing is the only way Trump could hope to stop this. I think he knows that.Whether a new gold-backed dollar or the IMF’s SDR wins out is the $64,000 question. And it will be for the next year or so.But one thing is certain. Either outcome will be very good for the dollar price of gold and gold mining stocks.The last time the international monetary system experienced a paradigm shift of this magnitude was in 1971, when President Nixon severed the dollar’s last link to the gold standard.After that, the dollar price of gold skyrocketed over 2,300%.It shot from $35 per ounce to a high of $850 in 1980. Gold mining stocks did even better.Today, gold is still bouncing around its lows. Gold mining stocks are still very cheap. I expect returns to be at least as great as they were during the last paradigm shift. The time to get positioned is now.Regards,Nick Giambruno Chief Analyst, The Casey ReportP.S. For the first time in our history, we’re about to witness the most devious plot against our country and a sitting U.S. president…You see, President Trump stands in the way of the “elite establishment”… a connected group of powerful individuals who control the decisions of elected officials. And our research points to a “doomsday conspiracy”… one that will crash the U.S. stock market and the American economy down to “ground zero” by mid-2019…If you want to learn how to protect your wealth… your family’s financial future… and profit from what we see coming, we just released a brand-new video presentation with all the details. Go here to view it now.Reader MailbagAre you invested in gold and gold mining stocks in preparation for the looming crisis? Are you protecting yourself in other ways? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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One day this spring, an elderly patient of mine became upset with me because, she said, I had betrayed her trust. The issue was a short note I had written in her medical record about her difficult relationship with her child. The note was a reminder for me and anybody else in the hospital where I worked that the patient didn’t have anyone who could accompany her to appointments.A specialist my patient was also seeing was using an electronic record system that automatically put my note into his. When he shared his notes with her, my patient became angry when she saw what I had written. I thought that information was between us, she said. The note seemed disloyal to her, so at her request, I deleted it.The exchange left me feeling uneasy. The information might be important if she were hospitalized or in an accident, but she also has the right to decide what she wants her doctors to know.As more and more doctors’ offices give patients electronic access to their medical records, both patients and their physicians are asking: Exactly how much of your medical record should you get to see?Elsewhere in the world, patient ownership of medical records is the norm. When I spent a month in Botswana as a medical resident, patients walked into the clinic carrying their own paper charts, which I filled out during the visit and then handed back to them.Theoretically, American patients have been able to see what doctors write about them for years. The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, a 1996 law known as HIPAA, protects a patient’s right to see and get a copy of personal health records. In practice, though, formal records requests can take weeks to process and few patients take advantage of the option.A growing movement is using technology to try to change that.What started as an academic experiment has now become the norm at an increasing number of health care systems across the country: When doctors sign their notes, a copy is automatically visible to patients online.According to OpenNotes, an organization based at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston that advocates for routine patient access to medical notes, more than 27 million Americans now can see what doctors and nurses write about them. (The OpenNotes project has received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which also provides financial support to NPR.)Proponents of open notes say access gives patients more ownership of their medical records — and therefore their health.”Now that we’re making it transparent about what goes into the [electronic medical record], it does raise some concerns,” says Dr. Bradley Crotty, an assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin who studies open notes. “But it also lifts a veil.”Crotty, a primary care doctor, says he routinely shares notes with his patients. He tries to complete his notes while his patients are still in the exam room so they can review them together and deal with any questions.”We really want more engaged people to really take care of themselves at home, and to use all the tools at their disposal to take care of their health,” he says.A 2017 study in the journal BMJ Quality and Safety found that a small but significant number of patients who had access to their records caught what they perceived to be errors.”The clinician has only two eyes on a couple thousand charts, and a patient has their two eyes only on theirs,” says Dr. Catherine DesRosches, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and executive director of OpenNotes.She has heard stories of a wide variety of errors that patients discovered themselves: a note written in the wrong twin’s chart, an error in the family history or an incorrect diagnosis. “They’re able to pick those things up,” she says.But some doctors say that medical records — traditionally used to communicate with other health care professionals — may be confusing or frightening to patients.And as time-strapped clinicians spend more and more time finishing paperwork after hours, many doctors worry that explaining their notes to patients will be one more task that will eat into their evenings and weekends. Rachael Postman, a family nurse practitioner and assistant professor at Oregon Health and Science University, says the majority of her patients are grateful for shared notes.But there have been a few cases that were difficult to navigate. One patient disagreed with Postman’s assessment that she was dependent on opioids. Another was upset when the gender label in the chart didn’t match a transgender patient’s identity.Postman says she tries to resolve conflicts in person. “You get used to these things in primary care,” she says.Despite these concerns, freer access to medical records has been well-received by doctors and their patients. A 2012 study of an OpenNotes pilot found that 99 percent of patients were in favor of the project continuing and that none of the participating doctors wanted to drop out.According to OpenNotes, at least 120 health care systems throughout the country are now offering the service.Dr. Robert Unitan, a clinical informaticist and pulmonary critical care doctor at Kaiser Permanente Northwest in Portland, Ore., says his organization started offering open notes in 2014 because it seemed like a competitive advantage.”We had a lot of support from our patient advisory groups,” Unitan says. “They had been asking for this for quite a while. Their reaction was, ‘At last!’ “One change doctors will almost certainly have to make as their patients gain direct access to their notes? No longer using a common medical abbreviation for shortness of breath.”Don’t use SOB in your notes,” Unitan says.Mara Gordon is a family physician in Washington, D.C., and a health and media fellow at NPR and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.