Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday promised to provide free power to farmers in Haryana, on the pattern of Punjab, if his party is voted to power in the State Assembly elections later this year. Addressing a public rally here, the SAD chief urges Punjabis to unite to help the party form the next government in Haryana.Creating awareness “The SAD is going from village to village across the State to unite Punjabis. I urge you to also create awareness about the unique social welfare initiatives started in Punjab by Parkash Singh Badal. All these initiatives will be replicated in Haryana also,” Mr. Badal said. Farmers will be provided free power if the party forms the government in the State, he added.Currently, farmers in Haryana are provided subsidised power for irrigation. The SAD will contest the parliamentary and Assembly polls in Haryana independently. Urging Punjabis not to divide their votes, Mr. Badal said their issues could be addressed only if the SAD comes to power in the State.Model village He said the party was committed to making each village a model village by ensuring 100% sewerage and water supply. “We will implement this in Haryana once we form the government in the State,” he said.Justice for riot victims Describing the Congress as the biggest enemy of the Sikh community, Mr. Badal said the SAD had fought relentlessly to ensure justice for the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims. “The SAD doggedly pursued the cases of the 1984 accused and it is because of our efforts that Sajjan Kumar has been incarcerated for life,” he said, while promising that other accused would also meet the same fate. SAD Haryana in-charge Balwinder Singh Bhundur said the party would hold its next rally at Sirsa on February 17. Speaking at the rally, senior SAD leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa said the party could emerge as a force in Haryana. He said Sikhs across the country and the world looked up to the SAD to resolve all problems being faced by the community.
Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Aquino has plenty of reasons for his optimism, one of which is the composition of his team.“These are the best players that we have,” said Aquino, who also serves as program director of women’s basketball for the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), Tuesday during the weekly PSA Forum at Amelie Hotel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsJack Animam, Janine Pontejos, Afril Bernardino and Clare Castro will banner the team. Pontejos led the team in the 2018 Fiba World Cup 3×3.Aquino said the goal is to top the group and advance to the next phase. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:283 Maguindanao cops nabbed in drug bust facing dismissal01:55Cops raid Manila office of Bayan, nab 3 activists for guns, explosive02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “If we advance, then we will face the tougher teams like Japan, China and New Zealand,” said Aquino, who also calls the shots for undisputed UAAP champion National University.“You have to qualify to the main tournament. The goal is to make it there.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas women’s head coach Patrick Aquino likes his team’s chances ahead of its campaign in the Fiba 3×3 Asia Cup later this month in Changsha, China.ADVERTISEMENT Rondina’s parents nothing but grateful as they get to watch daughter live for UAAP Finals Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
In the pre-match conference England captain Alastair Cook spoke about how Keaton Jennings’ debut reminded him of his own. The Durham opener was brought into the team on a short notice similar to how it happened for Cook a decade ago.And the similarity didn’t end there. Cook’s new opening partner scored a hundred on Test debut.The only difference was while Cook made it in second innings. Jennings did it in his first.Sub-continental conditions have always been a big challenge for English batsmen. A challenge that is no less than a mountain to climb when it’s your debut and you haven’t had enough time to acclimatise. Jennings still had more time than his captain who had to fly to India just 48 hours ahead of the 1st test in Nagpur in 2006. (Keaton Jennings 19th Englishman to slam hundred on Test debut)Marcus Trescothick decided to return home due to stress issues while England Captain Michael Vaughan was struggling with a troubled knee when ECB looked up to a 21-year-old Alastair Cook who was with the ‘A’ side in West Indies. A jet-lagged Alastair Cook made the Indian team toil in the field and became the youngest England debutant to score a Test ton.South Africa-born Keaton Jennings too earned a maiden call-up as a result of an injury. Haseeb Hameed’s broken finger made way for the 24-year-old who was in Dubai captaining England Lions. A prolific 2016 county season where he amassed 1,548 runs with 7 centuries & 2 half centuries was instrumental for his inclusion in England’s eleven. (What England’s Test debut centurions went on to achieve)advertisementIn Mumbai during his first Test innings, the southpaw was given a life while still on naught. Jennings made most out of it with a memorable century on debut. Just like Cook in 2006, the 24-year-old impressed many with his cool and calm temperament. Playing a reverse sweep to bring up his hundred speaks volumes about the level of confidence the man has in his abilities.Keaton Jennings became 19th English batsmen to score a Test ton on debut. The youngster has laid the perfect foundation for his international career but as his skipper would tell him, the work has only just begun. There is a long road before Jennings can match Cook in terms of consistency & longevity as well.
PHILADELPHIA — Bartolo Colon is getting better with age.Colon became the first pitcher in the majors with six wins, and Curtis Granderson hit a two-run homer to lead the New York Mets over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 on May 10.Colon (6-1) wasn’t quite as good as he’s been much of the season, but he was good enough to win again despite giving up a homer to opposing pitcher Chad Billingsley. The right-hander, who turns 42 this month, allowed four runs and eight hits with six strikeouts and no walks in six-plus innings.“You can’t say enough about him,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “At his age, it’s all about location. He works both sides of the plate, never gives a clean look. And he doesn’t walk anybody.”Colon extended his streak without a walk to 40 1-3 innings, pulling closer to the franchise record of 47 set by Bret Saberhagen in 1994. The 2005 AL Cy Young Award winner has 40 strikeouts and one walk this season, the best ratio in the big leagues.“I’m throwing a lot of strikes and attacking the zone,” Colon said through a translator. “(When I was younger) I was overthrowing, trying to throw 100 mph. I’m more of a complete pitcher now.”Daniel Murphy had three of New York’s season-high 14 hits. Pinch-hitter Johnny Monell delivered a two-run double for the Mets, who took two of three in Philadelphia and have won nine of 10 series against the Phillies since 2012.Jeurys Familia pitched a scoreless ninth for his NL-leading 13th save in as many opportunities.The final two outs were stellar defensive plays, first by Ruben Tejada at second base when he flipped the ball to first with his glove. Left fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis then made a sliding catch against the wall in foul territory to end the game.“Not many guys would’ve made that catch,” Collins said.Billingsley (0-2), making his second start after missing two years due to a pair of right elbow operations, gave up five runs and eight hits in five-plus innings, raising his ERA to 9.00.The right-hander isn’t happy with the results, but is pleased with the progress he’s making in his comeback.“I had a little better control of my fastball,” he said. “I was more confident with my pitches, being able to locate. I felt good. Obviously, the results aren’t there. Go back to work and keep improving.”Billingsley launched Colon’s 0-2 pitch with one out in the third into the netting attached to the foul pole in left. It was the third career homer for Billingsley.New York tied it in the fourth on Wilmer Flores’ run-scoring single. After the Phillies took a 2-1 lead in the bottom half on Grady Sizemore’s RBI single, the Mets went in front for good in the fifth.Granderson drove a two-run homer into the seats in right, giving New York a 3-2 advantage. Flores and Nieuwenhuis both doubled and scored in the sixth to make it a three-run lead.The Phillies got a pair of runs back in the seventh on pinch-hit RBIs by Cesar Hernandez and Jeff Francoeur and had a chance to take the lead. But Ryan Howard grounded out with the bases loaded against reliever Alex Torres for the final out of the inning.The Mets went up 7-4 in the eighth on Monell’s double to right-center.(AARON BRACY) TweetPinShare0 Shares
27 Saiss 37 Traore 3 Alonso 30 Luiz Facebook Read more Pinterest 10 Helder Costa 1 5 4 Wolves Off target 14 Chelsea 2 Wolves On target 3 Chelsea Read more 17 Gibbs-White A couple of potentially critical refereeing decisions went against Chelsea – Álvaro Morata had strong claims for a penalty turned down and Willian felt he was fouled in the lead-up to Wolves’ second goal – but Sarri was too disappointed with the way his players performed in the final 30 minutes to dwell on either incident.The Italian, who made five changes to his starting lineup – Loftus-Cheek, Andreas Christensen and Cesc Fàbregas all made their first Premier League starts of the season – questioned his players’ mentality and attitude at the end of a chastening evening. He also suggested that some members of his team have “too much confidence”.For Wolves, who came into the game on the back of a miserable run of form in which they collected only one point from a possible 18, this felt like a restorative victory. They were unrecognisable from the team that lost meekly to Huddersfield and Cardiff in their previous two matches and it turned into a special evening for one teenager in particular. (s 77′) 28 Azpilicueta Wolves CHE70WOL30% Goal attempts Morgan Gibbs-White, aged 18, was outstanding on his full Premier League debut. Showing some lovely touches, the attacking midfielder played with a maturity beyond his years. It was his perfectly weighted pass that set up Jiménez for the equaliser and he thoroughly deserved the standing ovation that followed when he was substituted 20 minutes from time. “I think he is one of the best generation of England players for a long time,” said Nuno Espírito Santo.The sight of Diogo Jota, who was Wolves’ top scorer last season, wheeling away in delight after converting Matt Doherty’s lovely cross completed a perfect evening for the Midlands club. Jota has not looked quite the same player this season but his first Premier League goal of the campaign should give him a huge lift, with the relief almost tangible as he celebrated in front of the euphoric Wolves supporters.Chelsea seemed shellshocked after conceding twice in four minutes. They dominated possession – Sarri’s team had 70% of the ball – and registered 17 shots to their opponent’s six, yet only three of those efforts were on target and that says much about the absence of a cutting edge whenever they attacked. CHE WOL Share on WhatsApp 2 Rudiger 11 Pedro (s 81′) Share via Email 28 Joao Moutinho 12 Loftus-Cheek 29 Ruben Vinagre 21 Zappacosta Lineups 17 Kovacic After claiming on the eve of this game that Chelsea are “not able to fight with Manchester City” for the title Maurizio Sarri was proved absolutely right. Pep Guardiola’s side visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday with the gap between the two clubs now standing at 10 points after Chelsea fell to a second successive defeat that highlighted how much work Sarri has to do to turn Chelsea into credible challengers.Ahead through Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s early goal, Chelsea had the perfect platform to go on and win the game but badly lost their way against a Wolves side who played with the courage, belief and flair that has been badly missing in recent weeks. The turning point was Raúl Jiménez’s equaliser, just before the hour mark, and from that moment on Chelsea never recovered. “We were suddenly another team,” Sarri said. match reports 9 Jimenez 16 Coady The visitors’ opening goal owed much to good fortune. Loftus-Cheek picked up possession on the left from Eden Hazard and hit a curling right-foot shot that was unlikely to trouble Rui Patrício much until Conor Coady got in the way. Stooping to try to block the ball, the Wolves defender succeeded only in heading it beyond his own keeper and inside the near post. The goal was still credited to Loftus-Cheek, who has now scored six times in his last seven club appearances.Patrício produced an excellent save to tip Willian’s free-kick on to the bar and over and the Brazilian was denied again later in the first half when Ryan Bennett made a superbly timed tackle. Yet Wolves also signalled their intent during that opening period, especially down the left flank , where Rúben Vinagre delivered some dangerous crosses. Jiménez headed one over the bar and another ended up at the feet of Gibbs-White only for Fàbregas, who came into the Chelsea team for Jorginho, to make a crucial last-ditch tackle.Then came that penalty appeal straight after the restart, when Willy Boly appeared to swipe Morata’s feet from under him as he tried to touch in an inviting Loftus-Cheek cross. The significance of that moment became clear little more than 10 minutes later, when Jiménez ran on to Gibbs-White’s pass and drilled a low shot that seemed almost to go through Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Chelsea goal.In the blink of an eye Wolves had a second after João Moutinho dispossessed Willian deep inside the Chelsea half before releasing Doherty on the right. Jota dispatched the Irishman’s cross and Wolves were in dreamland. 33 Leo Bonatini 7 Ivan Cavaleiro (s 88′) 32 Dendoncker 15 Boly 18 Jota Maurizio Sarri questions Chelsea players’ attitude after Wolves defeat 4 Fabregas Premier League (s 72′) Wolves teenager Morgan Gibbs-White tangles with Andreas Christensen during a superb full Prmeir League debut. 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Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement “The crowdfunding structure applies to all sectors,” explains Frédéric Letendre, associate lawyer and founder of Yulex, a law firm that specializes in SME business law. Among other accomplishments, he implemented an equity crowdfunding campaign for the Ubios start-up.For Frédéric Letendre, there are several issues involved in equity crowdfunding that make it a more or less appropriate funding mechanism for cultural enterprises.A tedious and costly mechanism“Carrying out an equity crowdfunding campaign requires a lot of resources,” deems Mr. Letendre.In the case of a crowdfunding campaign pursuant to the Start-up Crowdfunding Exemption, i.e., the less stringent of the two regulations that apply in Canada, Mr. Letendre estimates that the company will need to deploy efforts over anywhere between six and nine months to implement the project, promote the campaign over several weeks and follow up with investors once the campaign is over.“If you take into consideration the communication, public relations, marketing, legal and financial aspects as well as the wages paid to employees managing the project and following up on it, you’ll need to budget anywhere from $10,000 to $25,000 to implement a campaign pursuant to this exemption,” believes Mr. Letendre.As for the Regulation Respecting Crowdfunding which allows companies to raise even more money, it is even more tedious and requires even more upfront resources. For example, financial statements will need to be produced and filed.“There are other ways for companies to raise more money more easily and at a lesser cost,” points out Frédéric Letendre. He however recognizes the other advantages that crowdfunding provides, such as visibility.Substantial amounts requiredAnother problem is that the amounts required to play the equity crowdfunding game are generally much more substantial than those at stake in rewards-based crowdfunding.“There are great crowdfunding success stories out there, where creators raised a lot of money $5, $10 or $20 at a time. However, in an equity crowdfunding scenario, you’ll need to convince people to invest $500, $1,000 or $1,500 in a company they know nothing about,” specifies Mr. Letendre.Little to gain for investorsYet another challenge awaits cultural creators: it is difficultly foreseeable to offer investors the same level of results as would be possible in the case of a business operating in a high-growth sector such as technology, healthcare, finance and so forth.“Why do people buy stocks? In the hope of high returns. To realize a capital gain when they sell off their shares or to make the company in which they are investing so profitable that it begins to pay dividends,” explains Yulex’s founding partner.In Frédéric Letendre’s opinion, such growth levels are hard to achieve in the case of cultural projects.A few possible exceptionsHowever, not all is lost when it comes to the cultural industry and equity crowdfunding.“I believe that this type of financing is appropriate for companies that have the potential of experiencing strong and rapid growth. Think about video games, new media and new technology,” estimates Mr. Letendre.In his opinion, a video game studio that already has the advantage of a strong community could consider this form of financing for as long as it has the means to handle such a campaign.However, it remains true that for the vast majority of cultural projects, rewards-based crowdfunding is the way to go. Facebook Since 2015, Canadian companies wishing to call upon the general public to raise funds can do so through equity crowdfunding—whereby investors acquire a stake in their business. However, this method of financing is generally not appropriate for cultural projects, unless they involve leading-edge technology (video games, for example).Contrary to the crowdfunding proposed on platforms the likes of Kickstarter and Indiegogo, in the case of equity crowdfunding, investors do not receive rewards but instead acquire a stake in the company to which they are contributing. In Canada, this practice is strictly regulated in order to protect investors (refer to Equity Crowdfunding, Province by Province).By definition, equity crowdfunding involves companies rather than projects themselves. However, the mechanism could be used to sell shares in a company founded expressly to launch a project involving a film or TV series. Advertisement
TORONTO — Information technology giant Cisco has named Toronto as the location of one of four new global innovation hubs.The California-based company, which is the world’s largest maker of computer-networking equipment, said it will invest $100-million in the Toronto centre over the next decade.Cisco said investment includes infrastructure, technology, staffing and operational costs at the Internet of Everything Innovation Centre.Internet of Everything (IoE) refers to machine-to-machine (M2M), person-to-machine (P2M), and person-to-person (P2P) connections.Such technology could be use to collect information from items like car sensors and medical devices for networked data bases.Cisco estimates the industry will be worth US$19-trillion by 2022, including $500-billion in Canada.The Toronto centre will focus on helping startups, medium- to large-sized companies, industry and government with Canadian-based innovations and serve as Cisco’s Canadian headquarters.Other cities tapped for centres include Songdo, South Korea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and a city in Germany, yet to be announced.“Innovation Centres are a key pillar of our strategy to impact the productivity and innovation trajectory of Canada,” said Nitin Kawale, president of Cisco Canada.“The Internet of Everything is not only changing the world, but creating new opportunities. Connecting the unconnected has the potential to bring revolutionary change to industries, including: healthcare, education, municipalities, transportation and construction.”The Canadian Press
Over 30 illegal kidney transplants have been conducted in Sri Lanka, Indian police said following investigations into an international kidney transplant racket.Crime branch officials in Telangana have arrested more suspects who were part of a scam in which a Telangana-based doctor and his associates had identified donors from Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu for patients of kidney failure, the Times of India reported. “Those accused have allegedly organized about 30 such illegal transplants in Sri Lanka, charging Indian Rs 27 to Indian Rs 30 lakh for each transplant,” said a senior crime branch official. They would arrange for passport and tourist visa for the donors who were sent to Sri Lanka where illegal kidney transplant was carried out. City crime branch sleuths and a Telangana police team on Saturday nabbed two persons -Dilip Chauhan and Suresh Prajapati -in connection with the multi-crore international kidney transplant racket. The Telangana police had busted the racket in February 2015.The arrested persons have admitted to getting medical check-up of over 100 people done at a diagnostic laboratory referred to them by one Dhawal Daruwala who has a visa and travel business in Mumbai. Those who underwent medical check-up belong to Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Chauhan, however, has denied any knowledge of his liasoning job being part of a kidney scam. He said it was just seven days back that Da ruwala had asked him to remain silent if the police asked him questions. Chauhan has also told the police hat he was not aware of Daruwala’s involvement in a kidney transplant racket. (Colombo Gazette)
New arrivals at Khazer camp, a safe haven for over 6,000 Iraqis who have fled the fighting in Mosul, just 45 kilometres away. Photo: WFP/Alexandra Murdoch “It’s clear that this is because of direct targeting by combatants. They’re being targeted by ISIL. They’re being shot as they try and leave the city and they’re being shot as they try and secure food and other resources,” she explained. Aid community fears possibility of siege in Western MosulMeanwhile, the humanitarian community is worried that a siege is a very real possibility. The Special Representative emphasized that a siege of 750,000 people would have enormous implications and that 90 per cent of efforts to break a siege fail. Given the statistics, stakeholders are working as hard as possible to deliver supplies.Planning for the “massive” humanitarian response that began last February has enabled workers to reach 500,000 people. There are currently nine open camps, with an additional nine underway. The Special Representative underlined that the Iraqi Government had been instrumental in providing large amounts of assistance to its people.Since ISIL’s rise in Iraq, 4.5 million people have fled their homes. Depending on how the military operations in Mosul progress, another one million could end up displaced. And the return process, Ms. Grande noted, is quite difficult.“When Da’esh is defeated in Iraq, that’s a military success, but the humanitarian crisis is a legacy – it just keeps going,” she said.“As soon as Da’esh is defeated, there are a lot of people who need to get back home, to get back to their lives. If they don’t, the conditions which led to the rise of ISIL will continue to be there. Humanitarians know that when Da’esh is defeated that the world’s attention is going to go elsewhere and that it will be difficult for us to mobilize the resources necessary.”Collapse of Mosul dam another ‘looming’ riskMs. Grande then turned to the Mosul dam, another looming risk that has the potential to impact some 20 million people. The dam, she explained, has a strong potential for a catastrophic outburst and would be disastrous for both its capacity for damage as well as the unpredictability with which it would happen.“Anyone who says a catastrophic outburst would be ‘Biblical’ – they are correct,” asserted the Humanitarian Coordinator, who is a trained hydrologist with a specialization in the particular dam that is in Mosul.In response to danger, UN agencies have created an early warning system with the Iraqi Government and the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is developing an international response to assist the Government in the event of the dam’s collapse. When the military operation to oust terrorists from the area began on 17 October 2016, 1.5 million civilians were living in Mosul. In the eastern part of the city, some 400,000 are now free of control by the ISIL. However, the western part of the city, an area that is much more densely populated and home to 750,000, remains under ISIL control. Military operations to retake that part of the city are expected to begin in late February or early March. “One of the exceptional aspects of the Mosul military operation was the decision by the Iraqi security forces to adopt a humanitarian concept of operations when they were developing their battle plans,” said Ms. Grande. The plan, she explained, prohibits artillery strikes, requires civilians to remain in their homes, and provides humanitarian exit corridors wherever necessary. Civilians in Mosul are at an extremely high risk – they represent 47 per cent of all casualties in the military operation so far. “You would expect in a conflict like this that the number of civilian casualties would be around 15 per cent, a high of 20 per cent. What we’re seeing in Mosul is that nearly 50 per cent of all casualties are in fact civilians,” Ms. Grande said.
← Previous Story SHOT-CLOCK IN HANDBALL: Why and why not? Next Story → Benjamin Buric (Gorenje): Chances 60-40 for PSG Johannes BitterMichael Kraus German handball players have finally understand that the destiny of German handball is in their hands. After goalkeeper Johannes Bitter, another big name of German NT, Michael Kraus is ready to help his team-mates to achieve the necessary goal – World Championship in Qatar 2015! FA Goppingen playmaker will wear NT T-shirst after three years break.Martin Heuberger called 19 players for the upcoming friendly matches with Hungary on April 5 and 6. These clashes will help German NT coach to make a good preparation for the qualifications matches against Poland in June.The one who is still missing is Pascal Hens.Goalkeepers: Silvio Heinevetter (Füchse Berlin, 105 Länderspiele/ 0 Tore), Carsten Lichtlein (VfL Gummersbach, 178 / 1), Johannes Bitter (HSV Hamburg, 139 / 1)Players: Stefan Kneer (SC Magdeburg, 50 / 82), Uwe Gensheimer (Rhein-Neckar Löwen, 87 / 332), Oliver Roggisch (Rhein-Neckar Löwen, 202 / 48), Johannes Sellin (MT Melsungen, 19 / 51), Patrick Wiencek (THW Kiel, 54 / 121), Felix Danner (MT Melsungen, 11 / 10), Holger Glandorf (SG Flensburg-Handewitt, 162 / 556), Hendrik Pekeler (TBV Lemgo, 15 / 23), Patrick Groetzki (Rhein-Neckar Löwen, 60 / 152), Michael Allendorf (MT Melsungen, 9 / 16), Steffen Weinhold (SG Flensburg-Handewitt, 51 / 118), Tim Kneule (Frisch Auf Göppingen, 15 / 26), Steffen Fäth (HSG Wetzlar, 16 / 15), Michael Haaß (SC Magdeburg, 115 / 174), Kai Häfner (HBW Balingen-Weilstetten, 19 / 29), Michael Kraus (Frisch Auf Göppingen, 113 / 372)photo: DHB/picture-alliance
The countries most impacted by terrorism have been revealed in a new report by the Institute for Economics and Peace that details the global terrorism index by country, with Greece sitting in the top 50 following Nepal and Uganda.Greece ranks globally at 46, has a Global Terrorism Index (GTI) score of 4.139 and has recorded a 0.705 increase since 2002. Lead researcher of the report Murray Ackman said there are lots of factors that influence where a country sits on the rankings of the GTI. “If you look at the top 10, there’s a strong association between the issue of war or the collapse of the state,” he told Neos Kosmos. “In those situations you are more likely to see terrorism because there are fewer mechanisms in place to control it.” Whether or not the countries in the middle, like Greece, should be concerned – he says probably not.“Greece is not in a state of war, the state has not collapsed and it also doesn’t have high levels of political terror,” Mr Ackman said. However its ranking means Greece had a higher rate of deaths from terrorism than Australia, which is ranked 65. “Once you get out of that top 10, the number of deaths dramatically decreases. So it’s not a huge concern for Greece,” he said. 2016 was the deadliest year for Europe, and the increase in fatalities caused the GTI score to “substantially deteriorate”. Over 15 years up to 2016, Europe had the fourth largest deterioration in terms of the average GTI score; Turkey, for instance, ranks ninth worldwide. Although the report considers data just from 2016 as more recent data is in its preliminary stages, Mr Ackman said overall there is a positive trend as terrorist-caused deaths are decreasing and the majority of the deadlier groups are less active. Globally terrorism deaths have gone down with fewer deaths recorded for the three of the four deadliest terrorist groups: Al-Qaida, the Taliban. and Boko Haram. The only group that has increased its activity is ISIS.OECD countries have seen changes in terrorist tactics used but a greater number of attacks were foiled by security services with half of the attacks using bombs and explosives thwarted. “One of the comforts that citizens in Australia and Europe can take is that counter-terrorism efforts have improved substantially,” Mr Ackman said. The report found that two years ago only a third of these types of attacks were foiled by security services. These more sophisticated types of attacks involve more people and planning, and therefore are more likely to be detected. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
SEATTLE — Ken Shefveland’s body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of the Vancouver man’s immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins and unleashed them into his bloodstream.Immune therapy is the hottest trend in cancer care and this is its next frontier — creating “living drugs” that grow inside the body into an army that seeks and destroys tumors.Looking in the mirror, Shefveland saw “the cancer was just melting away.” A month later doctors at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center couldn’t find any signs of lymphoma in the his body.“Today I find out I’m in full remission — how wonderful is that?” said Shefveland with a wide grin, giving his physician a quick embrace.This experimental therapy marks an entirely new way to treat cancer — if scientists can make it work, safely. Early-stage studies are stirring hope as one-time infusions of supercharged immune cells help a remarkable number of patients with intractable leukemia or lymphoma.
By Sulayman BahTrophies are bestowed not without hard work and Gambian player Demba Savage earned just that over the weekend.The silky forward did not disappoint his fans when the occasion demanded rising to match expectations as he tucked the ball to the back of the net sending the goalkeeper the wrong way securing HJK their second title of the season.Both sides settled on a goalless affair despite going into extra-time and it wasn’t until on penalties that they were separated as HJK grabbed the bragging rights over Inter-Tuku to claim this term’s Finnish Cup with Savage’s final penalty doing the damage.It couldn’t have been a better way to cap off a trophy-laden campaign for the Gambian and his team-mates after they scooped the domestic title even before the league curtain drew shut.The weekend coup adds to Savage’s personal achievements–his first Finnish Cup title, the only cup he hasn’t won before and the only missing gong in his already swelling trophy cabinet.With back-to-back success Demba Savage wouldn’t be lacking suitors should his lucrative four-year contract elapsed at the end of next season.But giving his deserved sudden rise to a revered personality among club fans and HJK board’s desire to retain the Gambian’s services, it will take nothing short of big money for interested clubs to force the capital outfit to part ways with their prized asset.]]>
LOS ANGELES: A 17-year-old girl killed by a California police officer last week appears to have been pointing a replica gun at the officer when she was shot, video footage released Friday shows. The graphic video, released by the Fullerton police department following questions from the teen’s family, shows Hannah Williams collapsing and pleading for help after she was shot on July 5. The replica gun can be seen lying next to her in the video. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us Police on Friday also released audio of an emergency call the teen’s father, Benson Williams, made about 90 minutes after the shooting to report his daughter missing. Williams tearfully tells the dispatcher in the call that he fears his daughter might harm herself and that she was on anti-depressants. Police said the deadly encounter unfolded after the officer involved in the shooting spotted the teen driving at high speed on a freeway as he was taking his K-9 dog to the veterinarian. He chased her vehicle and attempted to stop her, but at some point, she made an abrupt U-turn into oncoming traffic and skidded to a stop facing the wrong way. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us The video footage shows the officer exiting his car and walking around the van Williams was driving. As he approaches the driver’s side of the vehicle, he is confronted by Williams who can be seen walking towards him with her arms outstretched in a “shooting stance. ” Shots are then fired and Williams is seen collapsing on the ground and pleading for help. The teen’s family have questioned the circumstances around the shooting and have called for state authorities to launch an independent investigation.
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In addition to quality of cancer care and breast cancer, Wilson’s research interests have included developmental aspects of brachytherapy, a field in which he has co-authored several seminal textbooks. “I’ve personally known Wilson since the earliest days of his residency and consider him one of the most effective leaders our field has known,” said Donaldson. “As a respected clinical investigator and leader in virtually all aspects of radiation oncology, he has helped move our discipline to its premier position today. He is one of the most loyal, dedicated and effective leaders in North American radiation oncology.” Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. McLoud’s research in interstitial lung disease, computed tomography (CT) of the thorax, lung cancer imaging and occupational lung disease has taken her around the world, where she has conducted postgraduate teaching and visiting lectures in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, South Africa, Canada, Austria and other countries. Her accomplishments have earned her honorary membership in the Chilean Society of Respiratory Diseases and the Royal Australian College of Radiology. Wilson served as director of the MCW Cancer Center from 1994 to 2000. Today, Wilson serves as the chair and Bernard & Miriam Peck Family Professor of Radiation Oncology and director emeritus of the MCW Cancer Center — positions that have allowed him to make important and formative contributions to the field of oncology. December 3, 2013 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conferred its highest honor, the Gold Medal, upon Theresa C. McLoud, M.D., Harvey L. Neiman, M.D. and J. Frank Wilson, M.D. Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more An RSNA member since 1979, McLoud began her term on the RSNA Board of Directors in 2001, was board chair in 2006 and served as president in 2008. She has also worked on the Scientific Program Committee, serving as its chair from 1998 to 2000. A prolific author, Wilson has published more than 200 papers and abstracts and 21 books or chapters and has presented lectures across the globe on the role of radiation therapy in the management of cancer. He served as chair and principal investigator of the National Cancer Institute-funded American College of Radiology (ACR) Quality Research in Radiation Oncology project (Q-RRO), dedicated to improving the quality of radiation oncology care by developing evidence-based performance measures and conducting nationwide surveys of radiation therapy practice. Neiman has served as chief executive officer of the American College of Radiology (ACR) since 2003 and will retire in spring 2014. Within the ACR, Neiman has served on numerous committees and commissions including those on education, ultrasound and economics. Neiman chaired the ACR commissions on ultrasound and economics, and he served as a member of the Board of Chancellors from 1994 to 2002 and as chairman of the board from 2000 to 2002. During his tenure as ACR CEO, Neiman has helped establish the ACR Education Center, Radiology Leadership Institute, Harvey Neiman Health Policy Institute and the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology. An RSNA member since 1985, Wilson delivered the Annual Oration in Radiation Oncology in 1998. He has held numerous positions within the Society, serving as RSNA vice president in 1999 and on the Committee on International Relations & Education from 1995 to 1998. Wilson is a current member of the RSNA Public Information Advisors Network (PIAN) and the Centennial Planning Committee. Equally respected for his role as an educator, Wilson has lent his considerable expertise to teaching his colleagues the newest radiation therapy techniques and mentoring countless radiation oncology students, residents and junior faculty who rank among the specialty’s finest leaders today. Harvey L. Neiman, M.D.Throughout his career, Harvey L. Neiman, M.D., has combined skill in patient care, radiologic research and education with business savvy and knowledge of health policy and economic issues to benefit patients, his fellow radiologists and all of medicine. J. Frank Wilson, M.D.Renowned for his leadership and commitment to radiation oncology, J. Frank Wilson, M.D., was an early advocate for breast conservation therapy and is internationally regarded as an authority on breast cancer. He has been consistently recognized as one of the top physicians in America. A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. One of the foremost educators in her field, McLoud’s impact is felt in the daily practices of nearly anyone practicing thoracic radiology today. Her warmth and level of commitment to her role as an education leader has earned her the unwavering respect and admiration of the residents she has mentored throughout her career. An RSNA member since 1977, Neiman has served as a refresher course faculty member and plenary session moderator for numerous RSNA annual meetings. “I am truly honored to receive the RSNA Gold Medal,” said Neiman. “RSNA is an organization that demonstrates expertise in all areas of radiology, and to be chosen to represent this is an honor I could only dream about.” Neiman has published more than 125 scientific papers, 26 book chapters and is the author of the book Angiography of Vascular Disease. He has given nearly 300 invited lectures and scientific presentations. Among the many honors he has received are the Teacher of the Year award in the Radiology Residency Program at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Distinguished Alumni Award from the Wayne State University School of Medicine and Presidential Award of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. Neiman was named an honorary member of the Society for Pediatric Radiology. He received the ACR gold medal in May 2013. In a tradition that originated in 1919, the RSNA Board of Directors presents Gold Medals each year to individuals who have rendered exemplary service to the science of radiology and who have received unanimous approval. Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more His own literary career has been prodigious. Wilson served as editor of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics (IJROBP) from 1988 to 1996. He served on the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Radiology and holds current positions on the editorial boards of the Turkish Journal of Cancer, Oncology, Cancer Radiotherapie, and the Jordanian Medical Journal. Wilson also serves as a reviewer for Radiology and IJROBP, among other journals. Throughout her career, McLoud has earned a reputation as a “doctor’s doctor” often sought out to consult on the most difficult and challenging cases, as well as a greatly respected educational leader who has helped launch the successful careers of some of today’s foremost academic radiologists. Along the way, McLoud has forged new territory for women, serving as the first woman in the history of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston to hold the rank of professor at Harvard. For more information: www.rsna.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Theresa C. McLoud, M.D.A world-renowned thoracic radiologist, 2008 RSNA President Theresa C. McLoud is one of the foremost educators in her field as well a passionate promoter of the globalization of radiology. “I am deeply honored to receive the RSNA Gold Medal,” said McLoud. “I would like to acknowledge the support and contributions so many individuals have made to the success of my career. Particular gratitude is due to my family, my academic mentors and colleagues throughout the years and to the RSNA members, RSNA Board of Directors and the RSNA staff during my long association with such an outstanding organization.” The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more “It is not possible to think of any radiologist who has made a greater impact on the field of American radiology than Harvey Neiman,” said Donaldson. “His visionary leadership, combined with his skills at consensus building, mark his truly distinguished career.” McLoud’s long list of awards includes gold medals from the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) in 2003, the Society of Thoracic Radiology in 2010 and the International Cancer Imaging Society in 2012. In 2003, she received the Marie Curie Award, the highest honor bestowed by the American Association for Women Radiologists. She is past-president of the Fleischner Society, the Society of Thoracic Radiology and ARRS. She is an honorary member of the European Society of Radiology as well as the Spanish, Argentinian, Italian, Mexican, Australia-New Zealand and French societies of radiology. McLoud has conducted more than 150 postgraduate courses and published more than 200 scientific papers, reviews and book chapters. Now in its second edition, her 1998 text, Thoracic Radiology: The Requisites, remains a popular and comprehensive introductory work. Other highlights of her extensive literary career include serving as associate editor for Radiology, for which she received Radiology’s Editor’s Recognition Award for reviewing, with distinction. She has served on the editorial boards for RadioGraphics, Journal of Thoracic Imaging and on the international editorial boards of the Turkish Journal of Radiology and Revista Argentina De Radiologia, among others. “McLoud has been a major leader in radiologic education for decades,” said Sarah Donaldson, M.D and president, RSNA 2013. “Her contributions to RSNA educational programs are largely responsible for our educational content both in North America and around the world. In addition, she has been a stellar role model to female radiologists worldwide. I am thrilled to award the RSNA Gold Medal to Dr. McLoud for her multiple contributions to our discipline.” That global perspective was central to McLoud’s 2008 Presidential Address, “Trends in Radiology Training: North American and International Implications,” where she stated, “The globalization of healthcare science and practice, coupled with electronic distribution of images, now provides for distance learning around the globe.” News | December 03, 2013 RSNA Awards Gold Medals to McLoud, Neiman, Wilson Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. “I attended my first RSNA meeting as a junior resident in the mid-1960s,” said Wilson. “RSNA and its members have been central to my professional and personal life ever since. Accordingly, I am deeply respectful of the honor that I am to receive and very grateful to the community of colleagues in radiology with whom I have been associated for so many years.” Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more A Boston native, McLoud earned her medical degree from the McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, where she also completed her residency training in radiology. Following a thoracic imaging fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine, she quickly became an assistant professor of diagnostic radiology at Yale. In 1976, she returned to Boston and joined Harvard Medical School, where she has been professor of radiology since 1993. Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Neiman was born in Detroit. He received his bachelor’s and medical degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit and completed his radiology residency and a fellowship in angiography at the University of Michigan. He is accomplished as an educator and administrator — he began his career in Washington, D.C. as an instructor at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and chief of cardiovascular radiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He spent the next 10 years as a professor at Northwestern University in Chicago, where he served as director of angiography and sectional imaging. He also was director of angiography at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Neiman was a clinical professor of radiology at the University of Pittsburgh from 1985 to 2002 and a professor of radiology at Temple University in Philadelphia from 2000 to 2003. During that time, he also served as chair of the Department of Radiology at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh. Wilson served six years on the Board of Chancellors and as ACR vice president in 2004. He was named an ACR Fellow in 1988. He is a former president of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and of the American Radium Society. He currently serves as board chair of the Midwest Division for the American Cancer Society. Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Related Content Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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But they will not be easy. read more Born in Huntsville, Mo., Wilson earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Missouri before completing his residency in radiation oncology at Penrose Cancer Hospital in Colorado Springs. He served fellowships in the Radiation Oncology Branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and at Hospital Creteil, University of Paris. Wilson joined the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in 1974 as an assistant professor of radiology, rising to the position of professor of radiation oncology in 1985 and department chair in 1986. McLoud served as chief of Thoracic Radiology from 1982 to 1996, chief of Thoracic and Cardiac Radiology from 1996 to 2001 and is currently vice chair of education in the Department of Radiology at MGH. A consistent leader in departmental and institutional initiatives, McLoud played a pivotal role in the MGH transition into the digital era of medical imaging. Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Wilson received gold medals from ASTRO in 2003 and from ACR and the Juan del Regato Foundation in 2006. In 2008, he received Froedtert Hospital’s highest honor, the Smallwood Award for Patient Care Excellence. In 2011, Wilson received the Honorary Alumnus Award from the MCW/Marquette Medical Alumni Association and the Heritage and Hope Award from the Froedtert Hospital Foundation. 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News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Throughout his career, Wilson has consistently been listed among Woodward & White’s Best Doctors in America and named one of America’s top breast cancer doctors by Good Housekeeping and Redbook magazines, among other accolades. Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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London recently hosted first Lumiere light festival, a brand new event set to transform the city’s streets and buildings across four evenings in January.Lumiere London, developed by creative producers Artichoke and supported by the Mayor of London, ran from January 14-17, 2016, 6.30-10.30 pm.At Lumiere, London’s urban landscape was re-imagined along with architecture in 30 artworks across four main areas: King’s Cross; Mayfair and Grosvenor Square; Piccadilly, Regent Street, Leicester Square and St James’s; and Trafalgar Square and Westminster.Parts of London’s West End and King’s Cross were transformed by Lumiere into a glittering pedestrian playground, with founding support from Atom Bank, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Heart of London Business Alliance, London and Partners and King’s Cross. There was additional support from a host of partners and sponsors, including Westminster City Council.Lumiere London aimed to attract Londoners and tourists alike into the heart of the capital. There were easy walking routes between many of the 30 exhibits and plenty of opportunities to stay and linger over a drink or a meal at the venues and attractions along the way.
In line with its vision to offer a superior passenger experience and improve environmental performance through a modern and state-of-the-art wide-body aircraft fleet, Emirates has retired the last Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft in its fleet from active service. This makes Emirates the first and only airline in the world to operate a fleet of all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft for its passenger flights.Emirates recently retired A6-EAK from operational service. The aircraft was the last of the 29 Airbus A330 aircraft that had been operating as part of its fleet. A6-EAK joined Emirates in 2002 and had flown for over 60,000 hours travelling close to 45 million kilometres in 14.5 years. That distance is equivalent to almost 60 return journeys between the Earth and the moon. Emirates has also phased out A6-ERN, the last serving Airbus A340 in the fleet which had joined the airline in 2004, originally manufactured in 1999.Since January 2015, Emirates has retired 18 A330 and 5 A340 aircraft from its fleet. The average age of the Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft phased out from the fleet is 16.5 years – a figure which is well below the industry standard retirement age of 25 years. In addition to the aircraft that have been retired from active service since January 2015, Emirates plans to further phase out some 25 aircraft over the course of 2017 and 2018 to ensure that the operating fleet remains modern and efficient while offering customers a higher level of comfort and safety.The retirement of older aircraft is balanced by the induction of younger, more modern aircraft into the fleet. This has resulted in Emirates operating one of the youngest fleets in the industry with an average age of 5.2 years. The two youngest aircraft in the fleet – Emirates’ 85th A380- the first of the new generation A380 aircraft delivered in October 2016 and Emirates’ 125th Boeing 777-300ER- are less than two weeks old. Emirates’ fleet of all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft will also have a smaller environmental impact as both aircraft types have better fuel efficiency and emissions performance than the retired aircraft.For the calendar year 2016 Emirates will have taken delivery of 36 new aircraft – 20 Airbus A380s and 16 Boeing 777. This also includes the next generation Boeing 777-300ER aircraft – with upgraded business class seats and other features including a lower fuel burn ratio – to be delivered from November 2016.Emirates is currently the largest operator of the Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft with 85 Airbus A380s and 160 Boeing 777s in its fleet. Out of the 234 aircraft worth over US $112 billion that Emirates has in its order book, 150 will be the new Boeing 777X aircraft that will be delivered starting 2020. The aircraft will feature a range of passenger focused amenities on board including larger windows, higher ceiling, and a wider cabin in addition to being more fuel efficient than older aircraft.
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