first_imgHALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s privacy commissioner says she’s shocked by how a grocery-store pharmacist was able to snoop into the electronic personal health information of dozens of people she knew.Catherine Tully warns the breach is indicative of a wider national problem — and demonstrates the “real and present danger” of intrusion into patients’ private lives.“This is a pharmacist, a professional with ethical obligations,” Tully said in an interview Wednesday.“It’s shocking that somebody in a position of trust would breach that trust so badly and would fail to recognize the importance of preserving the right to privacy and the integrity of the individuals whose information she breached.”Tully released two reports Wednesday warning the monitoring of electronic personal health information and databases is a “critical vulnerability” in the province.Tully investigated a series of privacy breaches by a pharmacist employed as the manager at a community pharmacy operated by the Sobeys National Pharmacy Group. She said the pharmacist inappropriately accessed the personal information, including prescription history and medical conditions, of 46 people over two years.The reports found the pharmacist used Nova Scotia’s Drug Information System (DIS) to get information on her child’s girlfriend and her parents, her child’s teachers and former teachers, co-workers, a former high school classmate who had recently suffered a significant illness, and an individual she had been involved in a car accident with, among others.She also created fake customer profiles enabling her to see patient information through the provincial drug database.Some pharmacy employees told Tully’s office they had knowledge of the privacy violations, but they were afraid to come forward because the pharmacist was also the manager.“An employee witnessed the pharmacist access the DIS in March 2017 and then call her spouse on the phone to discuss what she had discovered. The employee heard the pharmacist say that their child cannot see this person because of the medications she and her parent were on,” Tully’s report said.“An employee reported that she was consulted by the pharmacist to assist in fabricating reasons for her access of the DIS in response to audit activity by the College of Pharmacists.”The woman was eventually fired by Sobeys.Tully said this type of “snooping” is not exclusive to Nova Scotia.“The report points out all kinds of reports from across the country of this kind of behaviour happening,” she said. “I’m really trying to create some urgency around the need to significantly improve oversight of these types of databases.”Tully determined the Department of Health and Sobeys National Pharmacy Group failed to adequately monitor access to the data, and that investigations conducted by both weren’t adequate.She said the Health Department initially told her the breaches had been contained and that there was no evidence of malicious intent.But her investigation found the pharmacist had also disclosed information to her spouse, and continued to use the health information even after her employment was terminated.Tully makes 18 recommendations aimed at improving auditing programs and strengthening breach protocols.One repeats a call she made two years ago calling on the Health Department to take a leadership role in the monitoring of misuse of the database and in carrying out investigations. She said an “entity” has to be created to oversee the system and its “big data.”She also has made a recommendation directly to Health Minister Randy Delorey that the Personal Health Information Act be amended to lengthen the potential prosecution time to two years.The report says the Act’s current time limit defaults to six months from the date of the offence.Sobeys did not reply to a request for comment, but in an emailed statement the Health Department said protecting Nova Scotians’ personal health information is of the “utmost importance,” and reported breaches are taken “very seriously.”“That’s why we’ve been taking steps to improve the system by increasing privacy training for staff and enhancing the collection of information and stats,” the department said.The statement said the department would review Tully’s report and recommendations and would provide a response within 30 days, as required under the Personal Health Information Act.Tully said there’s a need for immediate action.“It will only get worse,” she said. “We need to get on this … it’s really time to take this seriously and do a much better job.”last_img read more

first_imgLeona Lewis will help fundraise for the Hopefield Animal Sanctuary this month when she takes part in the charity’s sponsored walk on October 21.Leona is a trustee and patron of the British animal sanctuary, which has been caring for sick, mistreated and unwanted animals since 1983.The event will take place in Weald Park in Essex. To find out more, and to donate to Leona’s fundraising page, click here.last_img

first_imgIndex and currency in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD)The Canadian Press TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was up moderately Friday morning, with energy and cannabis companies providing some of the lift.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 45.37 points at 14,956.14, after declining nearly 246 points on Thursday to the lowest close in five weeks.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 310.22 points at 24,637.45. The S&P 500 index was down 27.72 points at 2,668.23, while the Nasdaq composite was down 102.84 points at 7,085.42.The Canadian dollar traded at 75.23 cents US compared with an average of 74.60 cents US on Thursday.The January crude contract was up $2.54 at US$54.03 per barrel and the January natural gas contract was up 12.7 cents at US$4.45 per mmBTU.The February gold contract was up $7.30 at US$1,250.90 and the March copper contract was up one cent at $2.75 a pound.last_img read more

Rabat – As clashes between the protesters and police continue to escalate, 20 members of police and security forces were injured Friday evening in Imzouren, 20 km from Al Hoceima.“The city of Imzouren has experienced riots caused 20 minor injuries in the ranks of police and law enforcement members,” according to media reports. “A policeman suffered a broken skull.”Tensions between the protesters and police have grown over the past few weeks in the city of Al Hoceima and its surrounding areas, whose inhabitants have taken to the streets every evening to call for the release of the detained activists, along with the satisfaction of their socio-economic demands. On Thursday, Al Hoceima’s neighborhood Sidi Abid, saw escalating clashes. Dozens of young protesters gathered before sundown and threw rocks at riot police, who responded by firing tear gas and pushing them away.Government spokesperson Mustapha Khalfi announced earlier this week that a total of 86 demonstrators have been arrested.Protests erupted in the region following the death of fishmonger Mouhcine Fikri, who was fatally crushed in a garbage compactor in October 2016. Since then, 700 sit-ins have been held in the region of Al Hoceima.The growing tension sparked following the police’s pursuit and arrest of leading activist Nasser Zafzafi. He was taken to custody last Monday along with other activists after interrupting a Friday sermon he felt was unfairly denouncing the “Hirak” movement. Zafzafi has been charged with “obstructing the right of worship” and “undermining state security.”The investigating judge of Casablanca’s Court of Appeal ordered Zafzafi and six of the 20 detainees to be placed in Casablanca’s Oukacha prison on Monday. read more

BERLIN — Green parties in Germany, France, Britain and elsewhere were celebrating big gains in elections for the bloc’s 751-seat European Parliament amid growing voter concerns over climate change, expressed in large-scale student protests over recent months.Provisional results Monday showed the left-leaning Greens’ bloc coming fourth in the election with 69 seats, an increase of 17 compared with 2014. If confirmed, the results could put the Greens in a position to tip the scales when it comes to choosing the next head of the European Commission.“Whoever wants legitimacy from us and the legitimacy of the many who went onto the streets will need to deliver now,” said Sven Giegold, a leading candidate for the German Green party that scooped up more than 20% of the vote nationwide, an increase of almost 10% compared with 2014.Armin Laschet, the governor of Germany’s most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia, and a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right Union bloc, called the outcome “a wake-up call for politics.”The drift from the traditional heavyweight parties to the Greens in Germany was particularly pronounced in large cities such as Berlin, Munich and Hamburg, and among young voters, where the party beat its bigger rivals among all voters under 60.In neighbouring France, 25% of voters aged 18-25 voted for the Greens, compared with 15% for the far-right National Rally and 12% for President Emmanuel Macron’s Republic on the Move, according to the Ifop polling organization. Overall, the French green party EELV received almost 13.5% of the vote, coming third.Yannick Jadot, lead candidate of EELV, welcomed the “great green wave” in Europe.“The French sent us a very clear message: they want environment to be at the heart of our lives, at the heart of the political game and that message has been spread across Europe,” he said.Green parties also polled strongly in Austria, Sweden, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark. In Britain, the Greens — a largely insignificant force nationally — took 11 seats in the European Parliament vote.Giegold said some of the Greens’ young supporters were drawn by their distinctly pro-European Union stance, which put them strongly at odds with the far-right, anti-migrant parties that have also seen a rise in Europe in recent years.The enmity was echoed by Alexander Gauland, the co-leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany party, who declared the Greens “our main enemy.”“The Greens will destroy this country and our job must and will be to fight the Greens,” he said.Giegold said Green lawmakers in the European Parliament plan to scrutinize the bloc’s 200 billion euro ($223.7 billion) agriculture budget, which environmentalists say places too much emphasis on large-scale farming and not enough on eco-friendly agriculture.The Greens also want every law passed at the European Union-level to undergo a climate check. The party has strongly backed scientists’ calls for the European Union to end all greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century.___Sylvie Corbet in Paris, and Kirsten Grieshaber in Berlin, contributed to this report.___For more news from The Associated Press on the European Parliament elections go to Jordans, The Associated Press read more

7 April 2009A top United Nations official today called for dialogue in Madagascar to bring an end to the “untenable” situation in the island nation, as several UN agencies appealed for $36 million to prevent a deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the country, which has been hit this year by drought, cyclones and political unrest. Unrest in the country culminated with the resignation of President Marc Ravalomanana in early March, amid a dispute with the mayor of the capital, Antananarivo, Andry Rajoelina, who now leads the country. The UN has repeatedly stressed that inclusive talks are the only means to bring about a smooth transition and a non-violent resolution to the crisis. The world body has been trying to assist the country through the efforts of Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Haile Menkerios and UN Senior Adviser Tiébilé Dramé. Speaking to reporters after briefing a closed-door session of the Security Council today, Mr. Menkerios called the current situation in Madagascar “untenable” and urged the parties to engage in dialogue on the way forward. “The Council members expressed serious concern about the unconstitutional means of taking power by the former Mayor, and urged that there be a quick return to a constitutional order through a transitional process that is based on consensus reached through wide participation of all stakeholders in Madagascar,” he stated. “A return to constitutional order can only come by organizing quick elections where the people of Madagascar will decide,” stressed Mr. Menkerios. Six UN agencies and three non-governmental partners in Madagascar issued a call today for $35.7 million to help 2.5 million people living mainly in Madagascar’s main cities and an additional 880,000 living in the drought-affected south, according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). With the majority of the population living under $1 a day, rising food prices and limited incomes have curtailed the ability of most households to have access to food, water and sanitation services, health and education. OCHA added that the political crisis over the past three months has worsened the already precarious situation of large segments of the Malagasy population through disruptions in basic social services and a climate of fear and uncertainty. It has also caused delays or a cessation of services to a number of aid and development projects across the Indian Ocean island nation. read more

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An employee of regional carrier Piedmont Airlines has died in Charlotte after the baggage-hauling tug he was driving flipped, pinning him underneath.The accident Sunday night at Charlotte Douglas International Airport occurred on the ramp, an area restricted to planes and service vehicles. Airport officials said in a statement that the man was taken to a hospital, where he died.A spokeswoman for the North Carolina Department of Labor said Monday that the agency has opened an investigation that is likely to take several months.American Airlines, which owns Piedmont, declined to identify the man. An airline spokeswoman said American was focusing on helping his family and co-workers.Piedmont operates many American Eagle flights in Charlotte, a major hub for American.The Associated Press read more

Olara Otunnu, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict called for immediate assistance to displaced persons, especially those emerging from areas previously controlled by the rebel National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA). The envoy also described the life-threatening conditions facing children in these areas. “During my visits to camps, provincial hospitals and transit centres for displaced persons, I found that most of the children were suffering from severe malnutrition, malaria, pneumonia, scabies and other preventable diseases,” he said. “Unless immediate action is taken to provide food, medicine and water [to those in need], the present humanitarian crisis could easily assume tragic proportions,” warned Mr. Otunnu, appealing to the Angolan Government and the international community to “join hands and mobilize to save lives.” UN statistics paint a harsh picture of conditions facing Angolan children: over 2 million have been displaced, 100,000 separated from their families, 50,000 orphaned, and tens of thousands injured by landmines. Malnutrition is widespread in war-affected areas, and more than 60 per cent of the country’s children are not able to attend school. Mr. Otunnu hailed the recent end of the 30-year war in Angola, saying he was “very encouraged” by the prevailing spirit of reconciliation. “The challenge now is to invest in children,” he said. “Investing in children is the best way to invest in peace and stability.” read more

Eurasia CEO predicts oil barrel price to slowly get back to mid-$60s by News Staff Posted Feb 4, 2015 5:13 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A leading expert on oil prices is predicting the price of a barrel of oil will go back up to the mid-$60s by the end of the year, which may not be great for Alberta, but it is sustainable.Robert Johnston is the CEO of Eurasia Group and told a Calgary Chamber of Commerce audience Tuesday the price ultimately depends on what the Saudis do with regards to a price point.He thinks the current price simply isn’t sustainable for their budget and it will go up slowly to the $65 range.As for what it means for Alberta businesses, he said it’s manageable.“It’s not easy, but it’s not a disaster either,” Johnston said. “I think at $65 the best projects with the most efficient returns will do okay, it will be challenging for the government, there’s some spending that was built up in the previous cycle that will be challenging to deal with, but I think we’ll come through okay if we can be efficient in this cycle.”He said though we can expect more industry layoffs in the coming year.“Unfortunately, I think 2015 it’ll probably get a little worse before it gets better, but I think by 2016, probably one more round of cuts, then we look at that mid-60s price next year, maybe things get a little bit better,” he said.He also thinks Alberta should keep an eye on what’s going on internationally.“I think honestly the message is to look globally, we’ve been so focused on investments in North America that there are some good opportunities around the world,” he said. “What are the Saudis going to do, what’s going to happen in China because that could actually drive the recovery here.” read more

Victims of crime are having to wait too long for compensation under a “derisory” system, the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales has said.Baroness Newlove called for a change to the way court-ordered financial awards are paid after they are imposed on convicted offenders.She has called for compensation for people who suffer at the hands of criminals should be paid up front rather than in instalments.Writing in her 2017/18 annual report, she said she wanted to see victims receive compensation in full following a conviction, rather than waiting for the money to be recovered from a defendant.”Currently, compensation can be paid in derisory amounts over a lengthy period, leaving victims feeling frustrated,” the commissioner said.”I want 100% of court-ordered compensation to be paid by the court to the victim straightaway, with the court recouping this from the offender, so the victim isn’t out of pocket and doesn’t feel cheated.”Following a conviction, magistrates and judges can impose compensation orders on offenders whose crimes resulted in injury, loss or damage. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The court must consider the convicted individual’s means when determining the amount.Baroness Newlove flagged up the issue of compensation as she repeated her call for a Victims’ Law so a number of “core” legal rights are guaranteed.She said legislation could deliver “seismic change” for victims.Acknowledging that her proposals are “ambitious”, she added: “Critics will quibble about costs at a time when the public sector purse is under enormous pressure.”Achieving the ambition of placing victims’ rights at the heart of our criminal justice system can never be achieved without cost.”But to the victims, it’s a right that is priceless.”Baroness Newlove also welcomed changes to the parole system announced in the wake of controversy over the decision to release sex attacker John Worboys earlier this year.The commissioner said: “Victims tell me they want to be more involved in the parole process.”A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: “Victim compensation is the first financial penalty collected from an offender, with over £41m paid to victims in 2016/17 alone – up from £32.9m in the previous year.”Furthermore, compensation for victims of violent crime is already available through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, which paid out over £140m last year.”We remain absolutely committed to supporting victims of crime, and will publish our victims strategy later this summer.” read more

The father of a woman who died in a River Thames speedboat crash has warned the fugitive owner that “justice is coming” for him.An international manhunt is under way for Jack Shepherd, 30, who is wanted over the death of 24-year-old Charlotte Brown. It is believed Shepherd might be hiding in a resort on the Mediterranean.The web designer faces six years’ imprisonment over the December 2015 incident, when his speedboat capsized during a late-night cruise after a champagne-fulled first date.Shepherd, who was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence at the Old Bailey after a trial in his absence, has ignored repeated pleas by Ms Brown’s family to hand himself in.Her father, Graham Brown, 52, urged anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact police. In mobile phone footage, Ms Brown could be heard shouting that they were going “so fast” as Shepherd drove at more than double the 12 knot speed limit. The family of Charlotte Brown (left to right) father Graham Brown, sister Katie and mother Roz Wicken arrive at the Old BaileyCredit:Yui Mok /PA In the months before Ms Brown’s death, Shepherd had entertained up to 10 women on the 1980s model, having invited them back to his houseboat.During that time, he had been caught speeding by marine police more than once and advised on the importance of wearing life jackets. An arrest warrant was issued after his conviction on Friday. On the return journey, Shepherd handed over the controls to business development consultant Ms Brown, who followed suit and went “full throttle”.The speeding boat hit a submerged log and tipped over near Wandsworth Bridge, sending both occupants into the water.Shepherd was found clinging to the hull and Ms Brown was pulled from the water unconscious and unresponsive.Paramedics battled in vain to save her as she was already in cardiac arrest and suffering from hypothermia.The court had heard how Shepherd bought the 14ft Fletcher Arrowflyte GTO from Gumtree to “pull women”. speedboat, which was shown to the jury Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Charlotte Brown met Jack Shepherd on a dating website Charlotte Brown met Jack Shepherd on a dating websiteCredit:Metropolitan Police  A picture shown to the jury of the speedboat that crashedCredit:PA “Those who know something need to examine their consciences,” he told The Sun. “I’m sure someone will make that call. Justice is coming, of that I’m certain.”Shephed met Ms Brown on website OkCupid and went for their first date on December 8 2015.He treated Ms Brown to a £150 meal at Oblix in the Shard, where they drank two bottles of wine.The couple took a taxi back to Shepherd’s home, a houseboat in Hammersmith, where they took champagne aboard the speedboat for a trip past the Houses of Parliament. The family of Charlotte Brown (left to right) father Graham Brown, sister Katie and mother Roz Wicken read more

first_img 14 Comments By Cianan Brennan Nov 4th 2016, 2:52 PM Friday 4 Nov 2016, 2:52 PM Short URL 32,333 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share5 Tweet Email Knockadoon, Co Mayo Source: Google MapsA MAN WHO was hospitalised after the deaths of two pensioners in Co Mayo on Tuesday remains in a critical condition in hospital in Dublin.It’s understood that the man underwent emergency surgery on Wednesday having been transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.The bodies of Tom (77) and Kitty (72) Fitzgerald were removed from their home at Knockadoon, Irishtown, near the Mayo-Galway border, to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar on Wednesday afternoon.It is now believed that the incident was a likely case of murder-suicide.It’s understood that post mortems were conducted on the two bodies yesterday by state pathologist Marie Cassidy.At present gardaí are not revealing the nature of the post mortem results “for operational reasons” a spokesperson told to RTÉ News, the parish priest Father Martin O’Connor said that they were one of the nicest couples you could meet, and were regarded very well locally.There was a great quality of saintliness about them – now they’d be embarrassed if I said that to them – but there was there was a good, wholesomeness [to them].A local shop owner described the community’s sense of loss.What I’m feeling and what the whole community is feeling is [numbness].“I’ve known Tom and Kitty my whole life, I grew up here in Irishtown, and we’re just devastated, words can’t explain it.”Read: ‘We speak English’: Companies thinking of leaving the UK are welcome in Ireland, says KennyRead: Oireachtas committee to investigate the funding of Mary Robinson Library Man hospitalised following Mayo tragedy remains in critical condition Tom and Kitty Fitzgerald were found dead at their home near the Mayo-Galway border on Tuesday afternoon.last_img read more

first_imgMise en garde contre des lentilles correctrices vendues sur le netAujourd’hui, l’Afssaps met en garde les consommateurs contre une gamme de lentilles colorées correctrices de la marque Solotica vendue sur internet et qui ne dispose pas du marquage CE.Le marquage CE a pour but de garantir aux consommateurs que le produit qu’il a entre ses mains est bien conforme aux exigences et à la législation européenne. Il s’agit alors de montrer aux Européens, les produits qui ont été sujets à des contrôles et qui ne présentent donc a priori aucun danger. Aujourd’hui, l’Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Afssaps) met en garde les consommateurs contre la vente sur deux sites internet basés en France et en Suisse, de lentilles n’ayant pas bénéficié de ces contrôles.À lire aussiGlaucome : définition, traitement, symptômes, de quoi s’agit-il ?Ces lentilles colorées correctrices et appartenant à la gamme Solotica, ne disposent pas du marquage CE. Un fait confirmé par la société brésilienne Solotica qui a indiqué que leurs produits ne sont pas destinés au marché européen. De son côté, l’Afssaps a expliqué : “Ces produits n’ont pas été soumis à une évaluation de leur conformité avec la réglementation en vigueur en Europe et donc en France. Par conséquent, ils ne doivent pas être utilisés”. Ainsi, l’Agence prévient les consommateurs du risque qui peut exister à l’achat de ces lentilles sur le net. Plus généralement, elle a également recommandé à tous d’être prudent concernant les produits de santé vendus sur la Toile.Le 13 avril 2011 à 12:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgL’arme dissuasive et bioluminescente d’un requin des abyssesPubliant ses travaux dans Nature, une équipe internationale de biologistes a mis expérimentalement en évidence le double rôle des cellules bioluminescentes du sagre commun, un petit squale des profondeurs.Nombre d’animaux des profondeurs océaniques portent, sur la face ventrale, des photophores – ou cellules bioluminescentes. Celles-ci sont destinés à les faire se confondre, vu d’en bas, avec la clarté de la surface, et donc à les escamoter aux yeux de leurs proies ou de leurs prédateurs. Mais le sagre commun (Etmopterus Spinax), un petit squale bathy-benthique (inféodé au fond marin à grande profondeur) présente une petite particularité. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En plus de cet “équipement” ventral, il est doté du même système sur le dos. Pour quelle raison ? Pour le savoir, des chercheurs belges, allemands, suédois et australiens ont capturé, dans des fjords de Norvège, quelques spécimens de ces requins d’environ 60 cm. Puis ils les ont placés dans des containers reproduisant les conditions de température et d’obscurité de leur environnement habituel. La luminescence émise par leur dos a alors été mesurée par le truchement de dispositifs photographiques.Ces données ont ensuite été modélisées et rapprochées des capacités visuelles d’autres animaux : les proies et les prédateurs connus du sagre commun. Si les premières ne sont guère capables de voir cette lumière de loin, les seconds, eux, le sont. Or, ces photophores sont disposés de part et d’autre des deux nageoires dorsales du squale, mettant en lumière – au sens propre ! – la redoutable épine que darde chacune d’entre elles.Ainsi, si le halo vert-bleuté du ventre du sagre lui permet, vu de dessous, de se fondre dans la vague clarté issue de la surface de l’océan, la luminosité entourant – et traversant même partiellement – les épines hérissant ses ailerons dorsaux envoie probablement aux prédateurs situés au-dessus du requin le message suivant : “attention : je pique. Ne vous y frottez pas !..”. Le 6 avril 2013 à 14:29 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgBy Sulayman BahAt Serrekunda East, Zurich trounced New Germany 2-1 while Medina walked over Culture 2-0.Medina are the first to book a place in the knockout at East courtesy of Pa Modou Sarr’s two goals in each halves. They now face Macassa.In Brikama, Sky Power made light work of Alfama while Headquarter Borderline managed a 1-0 win over Dasilameh United. Ebrima Gibba and Ebrima Jallow each netted to give Skypower all points.Below are the SK East knockout fixtures after the group stageBantaba vs Sv LaarManchester vs Shop BiRangers vs UprisingNew Germany vs London unitedCulture vs Abuko unitedDubai vs BradfordMedina vs MaccassaBlue stars vs Hand overUnited stars vs Ebbeh GiLeeds united vs CannonJolakunda vs LatrikundaNguma vs Milan RossonariT.central vs ZurichFuture stars vs FalconsOne Love vs Milanjuventus vs BJ Accademylast_img read more

first_imgCORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – A boil water order is in place in Coral Springs due to a watermain break.The boil water order is in effect for residents in the Ramblewood East Condominium complex, Thursday night.The watermain break occurred in the area of North University Drive and Northwest 88th Avenue.All residents in the area should boil their water until further notice.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgCOOPER CITY, FLA. (WSVN) – The congregation at a church in Cooper City came together to worship for the first time since a trailer filled with equipment and supplies was stolen from it.Square Root Church, located near Flamingo Road and Southwest 53rd Street, held its first service Sunday, a week after last weekend’s theft.Even with the misfortune, members of this church community said they are staying strong.“Man, everybody’s positive, everybody’s positive. You can’t stop us. You can’t deter us,” said Ariel Ortiz, the church’s youth choir director. “There’s nothing that anything, any outside influence can do that will stop us from worshipping.”Surveillance video captured a person hooking the trailer to a Ford F-150 at some point between last Saturday night and Sunday morning.The church’s staff kept items like musical equipment, children ministry items and chairs inside the trailer.If you have any information on this theft, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgSrinagar: The twelve political leaders from various opposition parties who visited the Valley but were not allowed to step out of the airport sign on a representation, asking the authorities that it should be handed over to Governor Satyapal Malik. In a strongly worded representation addressed to the Budgam District Magistrate, the opposition leaders claimed the apprehensions due to their visit are baseless. “They are tantamount to allegations against the purpose of our visit”, read the letter. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us It says that their visit is a result of a public invitation of the Governor of the union territory who invited them to visit and see the situation first hand. Soon after Article 370 of the Constitution was abrogated, Governor Malik offered Rahul Gandhi to visit the valley. But when he tweeted his intention to visit along with a delegation of opposition MPs, Malik questioned the intention of Gandhi and forwarded the request to J&K Police for requisite permission. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us In the letter, they argued that as elected representatives, the purpose of the visit was to express solidarity with people of Kashmir and help bring normalcy. But the order preventing them to step out has left them agitated. The political leaders lodged their objection and claimed their detention was “undemocratic and unconstitutional”. Congress’ Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad, K.C. Venugopal and Anand Sharma, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury and Communist Party of India’s D Raja, Trinamool Congress (TMC)’s Dinesh Trivedi, Tiruchi Siva of DMK, Loktantrik Janta Dal’s Sharad Yadav, Manoj Jha of Rashtriya Janata Dal, Majeed Memon of Nationalist Congress Party and D Kupendra Reddy of the Janata Dal (Secular) signed the representation. The political leaders were urged by authorities not to visit the Valley yesterday itself. Today upon landing all of them were prevented from stepping out, so they had to fly back to Delhi.last_img read more

first_imgMap of ThakurgaoMembers of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) have detained four Bangladesh nationals near the border area, reports UNB.Three Bangladesh nationals were picked up by BSF from Paria border in Baliadangi upazila of Thakurgaon district early Sunday while another from Durgapur border in Aditmari upazila of Lalmonirhat.The detained persons are Shah Alam, 35, son of Sirajul Islam of Taranjhuri village, Abu Sayeed, 24, son of Ismail Hossain of Horinmari Noyabasti village and Pobarul Hossain, 26, son of Tofarul islam of Notabari village in upazila.Lieutenant colonel Mohammad Hossain, commanding officer of Border Guard Bangladesh battalion no 50, said that a BSF team detained the trio from an area adjacent to 385 no pillar on the border line around 4:00am while they were trying to intrude into Indian territory.Meanwhile, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) sent a letter to the BSF for holding a flag meeting, he added.BSF detained a Bangladeshi national from Durgapur border in Aditmari upazila of Lalmonirhat early Sunday.The detained person is Milon Mia, 35, son of Mohsin of Durgapur village.A team of BSF detained Milon from 2 no sub pillar of 927 no main pillar on the border around 4:30am while he was trying to intrude in Gidaldaha area of India, said lieutenant colonel Golam Morshed, commanding officer of BGB-15 battalion.last_img read more

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W Domestic visitors are still attracted to the harbour city of Sydney as new figures released show an eight per cent increase in September for tourists visiting the Australian city. “There are more visitors to Sydney who are spending more money, with an increase of nearly six per cent in domestic visitor nights and 6.5 per cent in expenditure for the year to September,” Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris said.The latest National Visitor Survey shows visitors to Sydney alone have injected $4.9 billion into the NSW economy, a massive $301 million increase on September last year.Mr Souris said while it is encouraging to see regional NSW on the rise including the South Coast and the Snowy Mountains, Sydney is still the favourite destination for domestic visitors.Overall, 24 million visitors domestically to NSW spending $13 billion in 81 million night stays is 34.5 per cent of the total domestic travel over the year ending September 2011. “To see such strong results for our domestic market over the past year is heartening and is testament to the significant marketing push Destination NSW is leading in key markets,” Mr Souris said.A mix of domestic and international campaigns and promotions to attract visitors to the state, along with major events during the summer should ensure numbers remain high.last_img read more