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OYO founder to buy back shares from early investors for 2 bn

first_imgNew Delhi: Hospitality firm OYO Friday said its founder Ritesh Agarwal has signed a deal to buy back shares worth $2 billion (nearly Rs 13,770 crore) from early investors through his Cayman islands-registered entity, RA Hospitality Holdings, to almost triple his stake in the company. Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia India, OYO’s early supporters, are selling part of their holdings in order to help the founder increase his stake while remaining invested significantly in the company’s long-term mission, OYO said. “Company’s founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal, through RA Hospitality Holdings (Cayman), has signed $2 billion primary and secondary management investment round, supported by global institutional banks and his financial partners,” it added. As per sources in know of the matter, after the entire process is completed, Agarwal’s stake in the company will rise from the current 9-10 per cent to around 30 per cent. This would take the valuation of the company to around $10 billion. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs”As an entrepreneur and on behalf of the company’s management, I am thankful to have been given the opportunity to rededicate ourselves to the company’s mission of building the world’s most loved hospitality brand that is focused on bringing a better lifestyle for the common man,” Agarwal said. The company has attracted some of the world’s leading investors, including Airbnb, SoftBank Vision Fund, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Greenoaks Capital, Sequoia India and Hero Enterprise, the statement said.last_img read more

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The Wednesday news briefing An ataglance survey of some top stories

first_imgHighlights from the news file for Wednesday, Dec. 13———HOSTAGE TAKING AT ONTARIO BANK LEAVES GUNMAN DEAD: Police shot and killed a gunman during a hostage taking at a bank north of Toronto on Wednesday. Police say nobody else was injured but those inside the Royal Bank in Maple, Ont., were definitely traumatized. Police arrived at the scene to find a gunman and several others inside and say they had to use “lethal force” to gain control of the situation.———VIOLENT ALTERCATION LEAVES TORONTO INFANT WITH CRITICAL INJURIES: Toronto police say a four-month-old baby girl suffered serious injuries during a violent incident in a Toronto condo building that also left a man injured. Police say a woman was also injured and is under arrest in hospital. Police won’t say what the relationship is between the man, woman and child. Police weren’t clear on the nature of the injuries to the baby.———GOVERNING LIBERALS FLESH OUT TWEAKS TO TAX PROPOSALS: The Trudeau government is spelling out some of its adjustments to its controversial tax reforms. The Liberals are tweaking a proposal that would tighten existing rules enabling small-business owners to lower their tax burden by distributing earnings among family members who do not make significant contributions to their companies. Critics have denounced the proposals but the government said Wednesday that the revisions contain clear tests to determine whether a relative has made a meaningful contribution to — or investment in — the family business.———ANTI-NAFTA POLITICIANS URGE TRUMP TO STAND HIS GROUND: Some left-wing politicians opposed to the North American Free Trade Agreement are urging U.S. President Donald Trump keep his promise to drastically overhaul the deal. They held a news conference in Washington on Wednesday calling on Trump to keep stand firm. Sen. Bernie Sanders expressed support for American demands like increased Buy American protections.———MONTREAL MOSQUE DENIES COMPLAINING ABOUT FEMALE CONSTRCTION WORKERS: Members of a Montreal mosque are denying a televised report that they asked for female construction workers to be excluded from a site opposite their building. The company employing the construction workers did not immediately respond to a request for an interview. Officials with the mosque said they’re astonished by the TVA report and called it false.———WINDOW CLOSING TO BUY MARKLE HOME: The real estate agent selling “Suits” actress Meghan Markle’s Toronto home is expected to nail down a buyer as soon as tonight. Alex Beauregard says the three-bedroom home where Markle and Prince Harry spent time before announcing their engagement has drawn a lot of interest. It was listed last week at $1.395 million.———FED CHAIR EXPECTS ‘MODEST LIFT’ FROM TAX CUTSU.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she and her colleagues expect a “modest lift” to economic growth from the tax cuts being proposed by President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers. Yellen said at a news conference the likelihood of lower taxes is why Fed officials expect the economy to grow at 2.5 per cent in 2018. But growth would then slip back closer to its recent two per cent average. She says the potential for greater consumer spending and capital investments from tax cuts has been reflected in part by rising stock prices.———SALMON ASSESSMENT LAUNCHED IN BC: A decline in the steelhead salmon in British Columbia’s Fraser River has prompted an emergency assessment of the species. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada says the average annual returns of the fish should be in the range of 1,000 to 2,000. The results would be first sent to the federal government, which has 90 days to respond with a decision or to launch a further review.last_img read more

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Mourners pay respects to former premier Bernard Landry at Quebec legislature

first_imgQUEBEC — Mourners in Quebec City braved a fall snowstorm on Saturday to pay their respects to former premier Bernard Landry as his body in lay in state at the provincial legislature.By 1 p.m., some 400 citizens and dignitaries had already stopped by to express their condolences to the family of the former Parti Quebecois leader, who died Tuesday at the age of 81 of a pulmonary disease.One by one, the mourners shook hands with Landry’s spouse, Chantal Renaud, who was dressed in black.In addition to Renaud, Landry leaves behind three children from a previous marriage.Landry’s daughter Pascale thanked the visitors, saying the wave of public affection that has followed her father’s death has helped the family to grieve.“It comforts us enormously,” she said.Landry’s casket arrived early in the morning, draped in a blue-and-white Quebec flag and accompanied by a police procession.Premier Francois Legault was among the first to pay his respects alongside his wife, Isabelle Brais.Afterwards, Legault described Landry as “a man of duty” who always put Quebec first.“Mr. Landry often said it: ‘the party before the men, the state before the party.’ And I have seen him often apply these two sentences in practice,” Legault said.“For him, it was always important to put the common good before the partisan interest.”Landry was a prominent figure in Quebec’s sovereignty movement for half a century, and served as the province’s premier from 2001 to 2003.The Parti Quebecois’ interim leader Pascal Berube said he hopes the politician’s death would be a rallying cry for all those who dream of an independent Quebec.“The best tribute we can pay him is to be faithful to his commitment, to be faithful to the dream of youth he had for Quebec, and that we continue to carry,” he said. Another visitation will take place Monday at Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica, ahead of a state funeral on Tuesday. Jocelyne Richer, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Jane Goodall Speaks Out Against Plight Of Baboons Used For Research In

first_imgWorld famous primatologist, Dr Jane Goodall, DBE Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace and distinguished field biologist and conservationist Ian Redmond OBE, have joined the UK animal protection organization the BUAV to raise concerns about the sad plight of wild-caught baboons used in research at the Institute of Primate Research in Kenya.An investigation carried out by the BUAV in Kenya uncovered the capture and captivity of wild baboons held at the Institute of Primate Research in Nairobi under conditions which seriously compromised their welfare and breached international guidelines – including those of the European Directive and the International Primatological Society – before being subjected to disturbing experiments by visiting researchers from the USA and Europe. Some of the baboons were housed on their own in small barren metal cages with no enrichment. Legislation in Kenya relating to animal experiments is outdated and hopelessly inadequate.“I have watched the video that shows, in graphic detail, the conditions endured by some of the baboons at the Institute of Primate Research in Nairobi,” said Jane Goodall. “I was shocked and deeply distressed to see these intelligent primates – we have been studying them at Gombe National Park since 1966 – being kept in the conditions depicted in your film. These cages are very far removed from the conditions dictated by today’s animal welfare guidelines. In most countries these conditions would not be tolerated and those responsible would be forced to clean up their act.“During an 18 month investigation, ordered by the Director of the National Institutes of Health in the USA, a team of experts found that NOT ONE EXPERIMENT being carried out on the Institute’s chimpanzees was beneficial to human health. And the Director ordered almost all of the more than 300 chimpanzees to be retired to sanctuaries. And chimpanzees are far closer to humans than baboons. So that a similar investigation might well reveal similar results.“Any caring and compassionate person will feel as angry and sad as I do after viewing the video. In my professional opinion the facility – at least as depicted in the video – should be closed down.”Field biologist and conservationist, Ian Redmond OBE, added: “Wildlife tourism is one of the mainstays of the Kenyan economy, and many Kenyans dedicate their life to protecting wild animals. They – and the millions of tourists with happy memories of watching the fascinating behaviour of baboon family life – will be shocked to hear that these intelligent social animals are being abused in a biomedical laboratory in Kenya. Baboons and other primates have a role to play in Africa’s ecosystems (which benefit us all) and have no place in out-dated research methods like this in the 21st century. I urge the Kenya Government to end such invasive experiments before outraged tourists vote with their feet.”Experiments carried out on wild baboons at the Institute Primate Research was often highly invasive, caused immense suffering and was even fatal. It included invasive brain surgery; stitching the wombs of female baboons shut so that their menstrual blood accumulates over many weeks into a large abdominal mass in an attempt to trigger painful endometriosis; infecting baboons with malarial parasites (in some experiments, infection was allowed to run its full course until all the baboons died).In December 2013, Newcastle University announced that it would end its involvement in controversial research on wild-caught baboons at the Institute of Primate Research, after the BUAV investigation uncovered researchers bypassing UK law (which banned the use of wild-caught primates in research in 1995) to travel to Kenya. This was also found to be a breach of guidance by UK funding bodies which requires UK researchers to maintain UK welfare standards when carrying out experiments abroad.The BUAV is calling on the Kenyan government to take a stand and dissociate itself from the cruelties of the wild-caught trade by introducing a ban on the capture and use of wild primates for research.last_img read more

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Plate fight is over Saskatchewan ends ban on Alberta plates at its

first_imgEDMONTON – Saskatchewan — facing a free trade probe and potential multimillion-dollar fines for banning Alberta licence plates — reversed course Monday, labelling its about-face a triumph.Saskatchewan Trade Minister Steven Bonk said the province is immediately ending a policy it imposed in December that banned vehicles with Alberta licence plates on government construction projects.Bonk said they were doing so because Alberta Economic Development Minister Deron Bilous told reporters last week his province would abide by a pending panel ruling on a separate free-trade issue surrounding support for Alberta micro-brewers.“Since they’ve backed down, we’ve decided to completely back down,” Bonk said in Regina.“It’s absolutely a victory for Saskatchewan.”Alberta officials have never said publicly they would not abide by the upcoming appeal ruling on the Agreement on Internal Trade over whether recent tax changes and subsidies for Alberta craft brewers violate interprovincial free-trade rules.Bonk said they believed Alberta wouldn’t abide by it.“That was definitely inferred,” he said. “We’ve heard them say that they will not back down.”Speaking to reporters in Edmonton, Bilous dismissed Bonk’s accusations that Alberta wouldn’t abide by any ruling on beer, which is expected as early as February“Is Bonk making this up to save face?” Bilous was asked.“Absolutely,” he replied.Bilous said the real reason Bonk reversed course was because Monday was the deadline to walk back the policy or face an arbitration panel investigation, and potentially $5 million in fines, for contravening free-trade rules under the New West Partnership trade agreement.“When you’re wrong, you’re wrong,” said Bilous.“(Saskatchewan Premier) Brad Wall waited until the 11th hour to do the right thing.”When Saskatchewan imposed the ban Dec. 6, it was not about beer but workplace fairness.Saskatchewan officials at that time said the licence plate ban was in response to similar restrictions facing Saskatchewan workers on Alberta job sites. Alberta said that was not true and Bonk has never provided evidence to back up the claim.As the war of words escalated, Wall stepped in and said the plate ban was in response to anti-free-trade initiatives by Alberta, including the beer dispute.Alberta then filed a legal challenge under the New West deal, leading to Monday’s deadline.Carla Beck, the Saskatchewan opposition NDP deputy house leader, said it’s been clear from the beginning that the governing Saskatchewan Party had no justification.“Now, even after backing down, they’re still playing games. We should be able to expect better from our government,” Beck said.Both sides also agreed in December to meet in Lloydminster — on the boundary between the two provinces — to hash out trade concerns.The two sides still want to meet and have set a date of Jan. 31. But Saskatchewan wants to hold it in Medicine Hat, Alta., which is closer to Regina, while Alberta insists on Lloydminster.It’s the second time in 10 months that Wall’s government has walked back on free-trade incursions into Alberta.Last March, Wall sent letters to oil companies in Calgary. He offered incentives such as relocation costs and help finding office space if firms would move to Saskatchewan.After Alberta Premier Rachel Notley threatened to take the issue to arbitration as a violation of free-trade rules — and hinted at retaliatory measures — Wall’s government sent followup letters to the oil companies stressing the province couldn’t violate trade agreements.The ongoing spat underscores the bad blood between Notley and Wall, particularly as it relates to rehabilitating their non-renewable, resource-based economies.As late as last week, Wall and Notley were publicly sniping at each other. Wall has criticized Notley’s decision to rack up debt and deficits to help revive Alberta’s finances, while Notley says Wall’s austerity budgets have made a bad situation worse in his province.Wall is leaving politics, however, and Saskatchewan Party members are to pick a new leader — and premier — on Saturday.last_img read more

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Moroccan Police Seizes 15 Tons of Cannabis Resin in Tangier

Rabat – The prefectural service of the Tangier Judicial Police seized 15 tons and 244 kilograms of cannabis resin Wednesday, the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said Thursday.The police found the drugs in a hollowed-out section specially designed for drug trafficking on a Morocco-registered truck in Tangier’s Bukhalef district, according to the DGSN statement.Preliminary evidence leads police to believe that a cross-border criminal network is involved in trafficking the large quantities of drugs. The network allegedly created shell companies as a cover for illicit activities and maintained links with criminal networks in Morocco or Europe.Read Also: Morocco’s DGSN Tightens Its Grip on Criminal Networks in 2018The confiscation was part of the police department’s ongoing investigation which led to the discovery last Saturday of the first cargo of 13 tons and 750 kilograms at the Tangiers-Med Port.Tangier’s Prefectural Police Department arrested two French nationals of Tunisian and Moroccan origins on Friday suspected of storing and trafficking cannabis and psychotropic drugs. Morocco’s Royal Armed Forces (FAR) seized 3.7 tons of cannabis resin when it foiled a drug trafficking operation in Guelta Zemmour west of the Sahara berm. read more

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Italy Crowns Italian-Moroccan Bodybuilder Rudy El Kholti Mister Italia

Rabat – Rudy El Kholti, a bodybuilder born to a Moroccan father and Italian mother, has won the title of Mister Italia.The 29-year-old won the male beauty pageant at the Alpe Adria arena in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Udine, on September 14. Denny Mendez, who won Miss Italia 1996 and was the first Miss Italia of color, presented El Kholti the award.El Kholti traveled all the way to the competition from Australia, where he holds citizenship and has lived for 7 years. In 2018, El Kholti also entered the I Compete Natural World Championships in Australia, a similar male beauty pageant. He competed in the category “Men’s Fitness” and won an award for best “Natural Bodybuilder.”Media are speculating that El Kholti has his sights set on Mister World 2020 next, where he will be competing for the title of most handsome man on the planet.Read also: Moroccan Model Nora Attal And Family Pose for Vogue Italia read more

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UN climate change conference opens in Bali with call for breakthrough

3 December 2007The United Nations Climate Change Conference opened in Bali, Indonesia, today with a call for a clear agenda that will lead countries toward a new deal to address the problem by 2009 so that it can enter into force in 2013 when the current regime expires. At the same time, Conference leaders cautioned that while Bali should launch the negotiations, it would not deliver a fully-negotiated deal.“While the launch of negotiations and a clear deadline of 2009 to end the negotiations would constitute a breakthrough, anything short of that would constitute a failure,” said Indonesian Environment Minister and President of the Conference Rachmat Witoelar.“It is critical that we act and we act now,” he said. “It is imperative to start the process in Bali. We need to send a strong statement to the international community that we at the Bali negotiations can act with the requisite sense of urgency and import.”The Conference is expected to launch negotiations that would likely take two years to conclude. But while Bali is expected to frame the negotiations that will lead to an agreement, many of the most contentious issues are likely to be considered much later in the negotiating process.To help shape the negotiations in the future, the Conference established a special contact group, chaired by South Africa and Australia.UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer said public expectations for Bali to provide answers are high. “The eyes of the world,” he told negotiators, “are now upon you. There is a huge responsibility for Bali to deliver.” Still, few expect that reaching agreement in Bali and on a future agreement will be easy. “Shaping the future may seem like the impossible task of squaring a circle of conflicting interests,” Mr. de Boer said.He called for continued leadership by industrialized countries, saying bold action by them can boost growth in the South. And while fossil fuels will continue to be the main drivers of growth, Mr. de Boer said developing countries could avoid the same mistakes as developed countries through greater cooperation, technology and incentives. He also appealed for collective efforts to create a comprehensive framework that allows all countries to adapt, particularly those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate changeKenyan Environment Minister David Mwiraria stressed the need to take real action on adaptation. Urging countries to conclude agreement on the remaining issues that need to be resolved that would allow the Kyoto Protocol’s Adaptation Fund to begin operating, he also said work had been slow on efforts to bring more Clean Development Mechanism projects to Africa.Meanwhile, the head of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) called for delegates at the Conference to agree on policies promoting climate change adaptation and minimizing disaster risk.“Governments agreed to take action on mitigation and adaptation in the UNFCCC, but to date, the negotiations on climate change have focused on mitigation,” said Sálvano Briceño, Director of the ISDR secretariat. “Adaptation needs to be a main priority for reducing the vulnerability of societies to inevitable climate change impacts.”He pointed out that 90 per cent of disasters were weather-related, and that the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has predicted more intense and frequent hurricanes and floods.“We cannot wait,” he added. “We already have the tools to reduce the impact of climate-related hazards and we need to use them now.”In a related development, a new book aimed at teaching the private sector, governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) how to curb their carbon emissions was launched today in Bali.A joint UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Sustainable Development International project, the 300-page publication features articles by such figures as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner, IPCC Chairman Rajendra Pachauri and Jeffrey Sachs.Emphasizing practical steps that can be taken to reduce carbon footprints, the book and its accompanying website – which are part of Climate Action, a UNEP initiative – focus on key issues such as market mechanisms, energy, transportation, telecommunications and buildings. read more

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Its just the freedom Paralyzed Broncos player pursuing competitive water sports

SASKATOON — A minor injury cost former Humboldt Broncos hockey player Jacob Wassermann an opportunity to compete at last month’s adaptive water-ski world championship in Norway.But he says that just getting to be part of the Canadian team has whetted his appetite for the sport and increased his determination to attend the next championship in Australia in a couple of years.Wassermann was invited to complete as a prospect in Skarnes, Norway, but is planning a different way in next time.“I’m going there as an athlete. I want to go as a full part of the team,” Wassermann told The Canadian Press in an interview from his home in Saskatoon.“That’s my goal. It’s a very achievable one in my opinion.”Not a lot of sports get that kind of speed and adrenalineThe former Broncos goaltender, who started in the net when he was nine, was paralyzed last year when the junior hockey team’s bus and a semi collided at an intersection in rural Saskatchewan. Sixteen people were killed.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Now 19, Wassermann took up adaptive water-skiing a year ago at the urging of national team member Nolan Barnes, who was paralyzed in a car accident nine years ago.Wassermann will be back on the water this weekend as Saskatoon holds the provincial water-skiing championship.“For me, it’s just the freedom you get. You get out of your chair, get on the water and you’re going fast … not a lot of sports get that kind of speed and adrenaline,” he said.“The season’s almost over. We’re running out of summer here. I’ll ski until the year’s over and it gets too cold to get into the water and I’m starting school.”The sport involves a specially modified wakeboard attached to a ski with a cage that the skier is strapped into. Athletes are expected to compete in three categories: tricks, slalom and jumping.Wassermann said he was surprised at the camaraderie among the competitors in the international community. ‘I’m still a Humboldt Bronco’: The story of a town and its team Wearing green helmets to honour Humboldt Broncos, Nipawin Hawks win Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League championship “When they’re on the water, you can tell they’re going to work. But when they’re off the water … they’re sort of hanging out, supporting their teams, supporting the other skiers,” he said.“It’s a different environment from what I’m used to in the hockey world, where if it’s not your team you’re against them.”Wassermann is to begin classes at the University of Saskatchewan this fall. He hopes to eventually have a career in nutrition. read more

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Environment ministers announce agreement to reduce smog improve air quality

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 11, 2012 7:32 pm MDT Environment ministers announce agreement to reduce smog, improve air quality LAKE LOUISE, Alta. – Canada’s environment ministers have announced an agreement they say will reduce smog and improve air quality across the country.The new agreement updates air quality standards for the first time in 20 years, starting with sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and volatile organic compounds, two of the main contributors to smog.But agreements with some industrial sectors to set limits on their emissions are still ongoing.“We’re really still in the early stages,” said federal Environment Minister Peter Kent. “There’s still negotiation to be done in terms of industrial emissions standards.”Kent couldn’t say how much air quality in Canada would improve under the new, non-enforceable, guidelines.“The obvious outcome is to find performance standards which enable us to achieve reductions, to having cleaner, safer, less toxic air,” he said. “This is still a work in progress.”The agreement contains two parts: guidelines that set limits on the presence of certain air contaminants in the atmosphere, and industrial requirements that govern emissions from different sectors.Industries such as forestry and mining have already agreed on their levels. The energy industry, including the oilsands, is among the sectors still under negotiation.Alberta Environment Minister Diana McQueen said there’s no timeline to complete those talks, but that they are proceeding in a “timely” fashion.“There’s more work we need to do with certain sectors,” she said.While the agreement is national in scope, it will be implemented by the provinces, who will be able to interpret it differently to suit their circumstances.“The touchstone word in the agreement that we’ve achieved here this week is flexibility, in recognizing the balance between environmental remediation and correction as well as making sure that we keep an eye on not discouraging investment,” Kent said.Quebec has not signed the agreement, but has promised to work with other provinces and supports the general goals of the standards.McQueen said the agreement allows provinces to decide for themselves what they will do, as long as the air quality standards are met.She said it’s not necessary to enshrine the standards in regulations, since industry is agreeing to them.“We already have buy-in from stakeholders,” she said. “I don’t see a need for regulations.”But John Bennett of the Sierra Club says that means when companies exceed their emissions limits, they won’t face consequences.“Each exceedance is subject to further negotiation,” he said.He added that the agreement is likely to lead to a patchwork of different environmental standards across the country, which could even affect where industries decide to locate.The announcement comes after a two-day meeting of ministers in Lake Louise, Alta. Negotiators have been working for five years on the smog deal, in conjunction with industry and non-governmental groups.Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised in 2007 that smog would be cut in half by 2015.Kent couldn’t say if Thursday’s agreement would achieve that goal. Environmental groups have said the deal doesn’t go that far, but will eventually result in real improvement.The Canadian Medical Association found in 2008 that 21,000 Canadians die prematurely every year because of air pollution. Most of those deaths are from accumulated exposure over years, but 3,000 are the result of short-term acute exposure, the study said.The CMA said that in 2008, air pollution was the cause of 9,000 hospital visits, 30,0000 emergency department visits and 620,000 doctor’s office visits. read more

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Globe and Mail readers to get special peek at Brock

The cover of Brock’s re•search magazine, which will be distributed Jan. 15 with the Globe and Mail.People in the Brock community should watch next week’s Globe and Mail print edition for a special publication about research at Brock.On Tuesday, Jan. 15 the magazine re•search will be delivered to 90,000 Globe subscribers in key Ontario markets, including the Greater Toronto area and Ottawa.The 16-page colour supplement examines the new Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex, as well as the evolution of trandiscinplinary research at Brock. It also looks at the work of numerous individual researchers, and highlights the University’s 13 Canada Research Chairs.Kevin Cavanagh, director of communications, said the magazine is part of the marketing plan to support the recent opening of the Cairns Complex, and also give readers a strong taste of Brock’s world-class teaching, learning and research.“We knew that most people who read this will have limited knowledge of Brock,” Cavanagh said. “So we set out to create a compelling narrative snapshot of Brock and its people in a voice aimed not at an academic audience but at the general public.”“When people around Ontario finish reading this, we want them to realize that Brock is a special place that is making a difference. We want them to know that Brock is a great place to study, to work or to support.”The magazine’s content was produced by Brock’s own communications staff, with design and content selection handled by editors at the Globe and Mail.Read re•search online read more

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Innovation leader social justice advocate Wendy Cukier will be next President of

Brock University is pleased to announce the appointment of renowned scholar and Brock alumna Wendy Cukier PhD, MBA, MA, BA, DU (hon) LLD (hon) M.S.C. as its sixth President and Vice-Chancellor. Cukier, currently Vice-President Research and Innovation at Ryerson University in Toronto, is an internationally respected researcher, expert in emerging technology and innovation and advocate for social justice. She will join Brock as President and Vice-Chancellor on Sept. 1, 2016.The announcement was made today by John Suk, Chair of Brock’s Board of Trustees, and culminates a year-long search to select a successor for President Jack Lightstone. The search was overseen by an internal committee led by Joe Robertson, immediate past chair of the Board.Cukier will be the first female President in Brock’s 51-year history, as well as the first Brock graduate to hold the University’s highest office. Today’s announcement comes two months after Brock installed First Nations filmmaker Shirley Cheechoo as its first-ever female Chancellor.Cukier said she is excited about returning to Brock and helping guide it into a strong future. “In a way it’s like coming home,” said Cukier, “but to a very different home than the one I left decades ago. Brock’s growth has been amazing, and its transformation to a comprehensive university is impressive. Brock has also retained the commitment to teaching and learning and to providing the outstanding student experience I remember so very well. I certainly learned a lot at graduate school – methodologies, theories and models, and professional skills – but I have always said that the foundation for my success was studying history and English as a Brock undergrad.”Cukier said she is looking forward to meeting and talking to Brock students, but also to working with the community inside and outside the University.“We will build on Brock’s strengths, expand its partnerships and enhance its reputation, its reach and its impact. I look forward to hearing more about the aspirations of the Brock community and to helping achieve them. Working together, I believe the possibilities are limitless.”Board chair Suk, himself a Brock alumnus, said Cukier emerged as the leading candidate to help Brock continue its upward trajectory. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Cukier back to Brock as our next President and Vice Chancellor,” said Suk. “She is uniquely qualified with her strong academic and leadership qualities to build upon the strong foundation that exists at Brock University, and to lead it to new levels of excellence.”Lightstone, whose second term as President ends June 30, 2016, has led the University through a decade of growth in enrolment, facilities and reputation. Prior to Lightstone’s tenure (2006-15), the list of Brock Presidents includes David Atkinson (1997-2005), Terry White (1989-96), Alan Earp (1974-88) and James Gibson (1963-73). Brock has also had two Acting Presidents, Terry Boak (2005-06) and Susan Clark (1996-97).Brock will announce the transition plans in early 2016.Reaction from government, university, community and industry was enthusiastic:Sheldon Levy, Deputy Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities; former President, Ryerson University: “I was very excited to work with Wendy at Ryerson. Innovation runs through her veins. There is no one who worked harder to advance the mission of the university. I know she will be a great president and passionate advocate for Brock. I am looking forward to working with her again as a colleague in my role as Deputy Minister.”Bonnie Patterson, President, Council of Ontario Universities: “Dr. Cukier has led significant transformational projects and developed innovative partnerships as a member of the executive team at Ryerson that have raised their profile and resources available for meaningful academic initiatives. Her experience as a community builder and contributions at provincial and national levels in higher education research and innovation will add to the Brock community in meaningful ways. Having seen her in action at the Council of Ontario Universities positions her extremely well to represent Brock as its next president.”Paulette Senior, CEO of YWCA Canada: “Wendy Cukier has led transformation on many levels. Her work promoting diversity and inclusion is internationally recognized, and she is an outstanding role model. Wendy knows how to link rigorous research and action to drive meaningful innovation. One of the YWCA Women of Distinction, her decades of advocacy for social justice and combating violence against women has saved lives.”Allan O’Dette, President and CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce: “Wendy Cukier has been committed to bringing academia and industry together in a collaborative partnership that has further strengthened local economic growth. She has been a strong partner of the OCC and has worked strategically to help employers find solutions to the skills gap in Ontario through research development and through the promotion of innovation among industry and university leaders.”Mohamed Lachemi, Interim President at Ryerson University, issued a message to the Ryerson community today:  “Wendy has played a major role in the development of Ryerson as a comprehensive university, helping to build our reputation for leadership in innovation, and she has been a driver of change across the university over three decades of dedicated service. Wendy’s vision, leadership, and energy will be greatly missed, and we offer our profound appreciation and thanks for all that she has done for our University.”About Wendy CukierWendy Cukier is a respected academic leader who helped build Ryerson University and has helped advance Canada’s innovation ecosystem promoting research, commercialization and social and economic change working with business, government and nonprofits. As Ryerson’s Vice-President Research and Innovation, she has led unprecedented growth in research funding of 50 per cent over the past five years and spearheaded a wide range of groundbreaking collaborations to support faculty, studies and partners. Previously, as the Associate Dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management, Canada’s largest business school, she led the launch of the MBA and successful AACSB accreditation.A recognized scholar with 30 years of experience as a Professor of Information Technology Management, she has also helped supervise graduate students in Public Administration, Communications and Culture, and Law. She has written more than 200 papers or reports on enabling technologies, innovation, and social and political change. She is coauthor of the bestseller “Innovation Nation: From Java to Jurassic Park” and has more than 20 years of experience working with the hi-tech industry.In 1999, she founded the Diversity Institute, leading action oriented projects aimed at advancing underrepresented groups – women, racialized minorities and immigrants, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities and LGBT people. She has held more than $2-million in research grants in the last five years, including $1-million from SSHRC for the Community University Research Alliance (CURA project) Diversity Leads. Cukier is also a founding member of Lifeline Syria and the Executive Lead of the Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge.She serves as vice chair of Women’s College Hospital and on the Board of Directors of the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC), NPower, the Canadian Science Policy Consortium and several hi-tech start-ups.Cukier’s work has won numerous awards, including the Governor General’s Meritorious Cross, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours. In 1999 she was named one of the University of Toronto’s 100 Alumni Who Shaped the Century. In 2010 she was selected as one of 25 Transformational Canadians by The Globe and Mail, La Presse and CTV. She is also a YWCA Woman of Distinction, a Top 25 Woman of Influence and has received the Award of Merit from the Canadian Public Health Association, the Canadian Criminal Justice Association’s Public Education Award and Toronto’s Bob Marley Award.Cukier received an honours BA in History and English from Brock, a Master’s in History and an MBA from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in Management Science from York University. She also received an honorary doctorate from Laval University in medicine, dentistry and nursing and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Concordia University. read more

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The Case For Kawhi Leonard MVP

Defensive Real Plus-Minus+0.971st Russell Westbrook has his triple-doubles, James Harden is probably the quintessential modern NBA player and LeBron James is having a typically MVP-worthy season. But among this year’s top candidates for the Maurice Podoloff Trophy,1Yes, that’s what the NBA calls the hunk of hardware it gives the most valuable player. Podoloff was the first NBA president, serving from 1949 to 1963, and he oversaw some the league’s crucial early developments, including the 1954 adoption of the shot clock at the urging of Syracuse Nationals owner Danny Biasone. only San Antonio Spurs swingman Kawhi Leonard can say he’s good at everything there is to do on the basketball court.Last season, I wrote about how rare it was to find an NBA player — particularly one so good at shooting the basketball — whose other all-around skills were as well-developed as Leonard’s. Since then, all Leonard has done is mature into a breakout superstar, setting new career highs in scoring, usage rate, assist rate and a bunch of other (mostly offensive) categories. But, astonishingly enough, Leonard has held onto the distinction of being the league’s most complete player, despite his big uptick in scoring.Leonard is universally regarded as one of the league’s top perimeter stoppers, thanks to his combination of size (he’s 6-foot-7), athleticism, basketball IQ and massive hands. He has ranked among the top handful of pick-and-roll defenders in the game each of the past two seasons, and ballhandlers rarely try to size him up on isolations anymore. Overall, Leonard perennially qualifies as one of the NBA’s best at suppressing opposing shooting percentages and lowering opponents’ offensive efficiency while on the court. (There’s also a good case to be made that plus/minus is underrating Leonard’s defensive impact this season, since — like a great cornerback in football — opponents aren’t even giving him a chance to affect the game anymore.)This is the second entry in our series making the case for five NBA MVP candidates. We’ve also made the case for James Harden and the case for Lebron James. Still to come: Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook. Also, check out our NBA predictions.But Leonard also supplements his great D with a deadeye shooting stroke, strong rebounding skills,2Relative to comparable players over the term of Leonard’s entire career. reliable ballhandling and, now, elite scoring. Starting from 11.9 points per game in 2012-13 (his first season as a full-time starter), Leonard has grown by leaps and bounds on offense, to the point that he’s now pouring in 25.7 a night — a stunning metamorphosis from a mere role player in the Spurs’ offense to head honcho. After this latest development to his game, it’s damn near impossible to find a player in the league today who does a wider variety of things at a higher level than Leonard does.With the help of Basketball-Reference.com, I pulled eight major rate statistics for this season that encompass the range of skills an NBA player can possess — true shooting percentage, usage rate, assist rate, turnover rate, offensive and defensive rebounding percentages, steal percentage and block percentage. I got a ninth — defensive Real Plus-Minus — from ESPN.3All nine statistics are current as of April 8. Among players who’ve logged at least 1,500 minutes this season, Leonard is the only one who ranks among the top half of the league in all nine statistical categories: Blocks1.8%73rd Steals2.7%96th Turnovers9.0%82nd DefenseValuePercentile Offensive rebounds3.8%59th Usage31.2%96th OFFENSEVALUEPERCENTILE True shooting61.1%90th Assists19.1%71st Percentile ranking in each category is among NBA players with 1,500 or more minutes in the 2016-17 season. Through April 8.Sources: Basketball-Reference.com, ESPN Kawhi Leonard was better than average at everything this season Defensive rebounds15.8%62nd All of Leonard’s MVP competitors, by contrast, have at least one statistical hole in their respective games. James turns the ball over too much; Stephen Curry doesn’t rebound; Westbrook and Harden play below-average defense, both by block rate and overall defensive RPM.So, statistically speaking, Leonard is the most well-rounded of all the 2016-17 MVP candidates. Just as important — among teams with an MVP-caliber player, the Spurs may be the one whose chances of winning a championship most benefit from its superstar.For all Westbrook’s singular, superhuman fury this season, the Thunder won’t crack 50 wins. And the odds of a team of that caliber winning a championship are next to nonexistent, according to a regression I ran between regular-season team win shares and championships since the NBA expanded its playoffs to 16 teams in 1984. Ditto James, whose 51-win Cavs would be one of the least successful regular-season champions if they were to defend the title. Even Harden’s Rockets, with 54 wins, are in the zone where a title is relatively unlikely. (Only an 8 percent chance, by the same regression.) At the other end of the spectrum, the Warriors — with their 66 wins — would have a good chance of winning the championship even if they had to replace Curry or Durant with an average player. (Sub out either of those stars’ win shares — 12.5 for Curry and 11.7 for Durant — with an average number, and the Warriors’ odds of capturing the title stay strong, north of 20 percent.)But for the 61-win Spurs, Leonard’s production is in a sweet spot, making the difference between a healthy shot at a ring and none at all. Without Leonard’s 13.6 win shares — third-most in the league — San Antonio’s chances of winning it all drop from solid (19 percent) to remote (3 percent). In other words, because Leonard led the Spurs to an elite record without the benefit of another superstar teammate, his production might have had the highest leverage of any MVP candidate’s.Other players had better individual numbers than Leonard did, but nobody had a better all-around season. And the Spurs’ championship outlook would be dismal without him. For our purposes, each of those distinctions is enough for Leonard to meet a very reasonable definition of what makes a player “most valuable” to his team. read more

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Bebeshko about Kielce Its not fair to play first match at home

← Previous Story EHF CL: PSG Handball directly to TOP 8! Next Story → 12 teams fighting for TOP 8: Replay in Plock and Szeged sergei bebeshko Meshkov Brest and Motor Zaporozhye took the chances to qualify for the VELUX EHF Champions League TOP 16 phase in front of home fans. Belarussians beat Danish Skjern 27:23 after 31:31 in their first match in Denmark. The first goal is done,but now Sergei Bebeshko has difficult rival ahead, Talant Dujshebaev with Vive Tauron Kielce:-They are very good team. This is the most unpleasant option for us. Kielce beat Barcelona at “Blaugrana” and almost at home. They are the most serious contenders to play in Cologne this season in my opinion. Great coach, good fans, the team with the tradition. They played last year at F4, that says all – said Bebeshko and added:-We will be relaxed. The main thing is to beat them at home. Then, we will see. President Alexander Meshkov has right to say that we are playing with 60% of capacity. I think we have a chance. I believe that the formula of the Champions League at this stage is not entirely fair. Why should we play the first game at home? It is not fair. We were the first in the group, than beat “Skjern”…but we will try to win in Brest.Bebeshko will face his colleague from USSR golden Olympic squad in 1992 – Talant Dujshebaev. read more

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Dart and trains disrupted after Dart derails between Bray and Greystones

first_imgUpdated 7.27 amCOMMUTERS ARE FACING disruption this morning as Dart and Intercity services between Greystones and Bray remain closed after a train came off the tracks yesterday evening.Lines are closed between the two Wicklow stations with Dublin Bus accepting rail tickets to and from Greystones.Intercity services from Rosslare and Gorey to Dublin are also affected with passengers required to take transfers between the two stopsThe disruption is caused by a train that came off the tracks last night.Irish Rail confirmed to TheJournal.ie that rock fall along the Bray Head area of the track caused the train to derail.It is believed that a number of large boulders fell on to the tracks below.None of the 33 passengers on the 11.10pm Dart from Greystones to Connolly Station were injured in the incident.A spokesperson for Irish Rail said last night that the operator had to send another train out to the area to collect passengers last night.“Where they are situated at the moment it would mean the passengers would have to walk a mile or so in the dark.”Iarnród Éireann say they apologise for the inconvenience caused.First published 00.45 am- Additional reporting by Rónán DuffyRead: Man in wheelchair carried off DART as no ramp available at Donaghmede station>Read: An underground DART could finally be coming to Dublin>last_img read more

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Video shows how the Raspberry Pi is manufactured

first_imgHow do you make a million Raspberry Pi boards? With a little help from the hardworking folks at the Foundation’s Sony factory in southern Wales.Now, thanks to the BBC, you can take a little tour inside that facility and watch how the Raspberry Pi goes from a pile of components to the hottest developer board around. It’s a much more humble setup than, say, the Foxconn factories that you’ve seen in those infamous Apple labor scandal videos.The machine that handles the precise placement of the Pi’s core components sets around 400,000 parts every day. As the Beeb’s Rory Cellan-Jones notes, it’s a fairly complex process but that’s sort of the nature of the beast when you’ve got to churn out more than a million Raspberry Pis that will sell for around $35 each.Once the Sony machine has done its job, each sheet of six rolls on to an employee who pops in the remaining large components (like the GPIO pins) by hand. After the soldering process is completed, another worker breaks the individual boards free along their perforations and then it’s on to the testing bench.All that’s left after it leaves the factory is for a DIY enthusiast to place an order. More than 1.75 million have been sold already, and it doesn’t appear as though demand is going to tail off any time soon. With a million of those boards already under their belt, the crew in Wales is up to the task… So you’ll likely never have to worry about facing the protracted wait times like early Raspberry Pi purchasers did.last_img read more

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PRONIA celebrates National Volunteer Week

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram As part of National Volunteer Week, PRONIA honoured its core members in a special ceremony on 22 May at the Ithacan Philanthropic Society Hall ‘The Ulysses’ in Elizabeth Street right in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.PRONIA president George Spiliotis awarded the volunteers with certificates of recognition, showing the organisation’s appreciation for their selfless work benefiting the community.Anyone wishing to become a volunteer and join PRONIA, can contact Paraskevi Tsigka on (03) 9388 9998.Athanasios Patsouris PRONIA’s VolunteerNikki Efremidis Manager Aged & Coordinated Care Serviceslast_img read more

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Gerrard rules out January move for Alfredo Morelos

first_imgAs the January transfer window approaches, Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has insisted that striker Alfredo Morelos is “going nowhere”.Morelos scored a brace on Sunday as Rangers came from behind to win 2-1 at St Johnstone.Last January, Rangers rejected an £8m bid from Chinese club Beijing Renhe for the Colombian striker.After scoring 19 goals across all competitions in the first half of the season, Gerrard is gearing up for another fight to keep the 21-year-old.“He’s a top-class finisher. He must be a nightmare to play against because I see him constantly keep giving defenders tough afternoons,” Gerrard told Sky Sports.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“He comes alive in the box and at big times and big moments, he has stepped up for us.“So we’re really pleased with him. All good players around the world receive interest and bids – that’s football.“I won’t turn my phone off. I’ll listen to what (interested clubs) have to say. He’s going nowhere and that’s the message.”last_img read more

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Border Patrol says 7yearold who died in custody had not appeared ill

first_img KUSI Newsroom, AP, Border Patrol says 7-year-old who died in custody had not appeared ill 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. immigration officials on Friday defended their actions in the detention of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died two days after she and her father were taken into custody along a remote stretch of the U.S. border.The girl, identified by a Guatemalan official as Jackeline Caal, had gone days without food and water, a Department of Homeland Security statement said. Yet immigration officials said she did not appear to be ill when detained.A Border Patrol form completed shortly after she was stopped said she was not sweating, had no tremors or visible trauma and was mentally alert. “Claims good health,” the form reads. Jackeline’s father appeared to have signed the form, which was obtained by The Associated Press.But, hours later, after Jackeline was placed on a bus, she started vomiting. She was not breathing when she arrived at a Border Patrol station. Emergency medical technicians revived her and she was flown to a hospital in El Paso, Texas, where she was found to have swelling in her brain and liver failure, officials said. She later died.The agents speak Spanish, but the father and daughter were from an area in northern Guatemala called Raxruha in Alta Verapaz and may have spoken a Mayan dialect, not Spanish.An autopsy was scheduled to determine the girl’s death. The results could take weeks.“The agents involved are deeply affected and empathize with the father over the loss of his daughter,” said U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan. “We cannot stress enough the dangers posed by traveling long distances, in crowded transportation, or in the natural elements through remote desert areas without food, water and other supplies.”The girl’s identity was provided to AP by an official with Guatemala’s foreign ministry, who identified the father as 29-year-old Nery Caal. The official requested anonymity because he was not authorized to share information. It was later confirmed by Customs and Border Protection officials.Caal was driven to El Paso and was at the hospital when his daughter died, officials said. He is not detained.Jackeline’s death comes as increasing numbers of children and families are making the dangerous trek north from Central America and as immigration officials are being increasingly criticized for their treatment of migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border. Homeland Security’s watchdog will review what happened in the girl’s case, federal officials said.The pair were taken into custody at about 9:15 p.m. Dec. 6 in a group of 163 people in remote New Mexico, about 90 miles from the nearest Border Patrol station in Lordsburg. The group was apprehended by four Border Patrol agents. The rugged, mountainous area is mostly deserted, home to ghost towns and abandoned buildings from Old West homesteader days. It’s an unforgiving terrain where Geronimo made his last stand and it remains largely isolated with no cell service and few paved roads.There’s a small Border Patrol operating base near where the group was found with food, water and bathrooms, but no medical help. They were found near the Antelope Wells port of entry, which was closed when they arrived. It’s not clear if they had been trying to cross legally.The migrants were bused from the area to Lordsburg in two groups, including about 50 minors without parents in the first group, officials said. The girl and her father didn’t start the 90-mile journey until about 4:30 a.m., when the bus returned.The father said the girl was vomiting on the bus. When they arrived at the Border Patrol station in Lordsburg at about 6:30 a.m. Dec. 7, she was not breathing, officials said. Emergency medical technicians discovered the girl’s fever was 105.7 degrees Fahrenheit (40.9 degrees Celsius), and she was airlifted to a hospital. She died shortly after midnight on Dec. 8.White House spokesman Hogan Gidley called Jackeline’s death “a horrific, tragic situation” and called for “commonsense laws to disincentivize people from coming up from the border,” crossing illegally.Guatemalan consular officials said they have spoken with the father who was deeply upset.“It is important to show that, unfortunately, the places where migrants now enter are more dangerous and the distances they travel are greater,” consular officials said.Immigration officials said hundreds of people who have been overcome by the harsh desert and sweltering conditions are saved by Border Patrol every year.When a Border Patrol agent arrests someone, that person is processed at a facility but usually spends no more than 72 hours in custody before either being transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement or, if the person is Mexican, being deported home.Immigrants, attorneys and activists have long raised issues with the conditions of Border Patrol holding cells. In Tucson, Arizona, an ongoing lawsuit claims holding cells are filthy, cold and lacking basic necessities such as blankets. A judge overseeing that lawsuit has ordered the agency’s Tucson Sector, which patrols much of the Arizona-Mexico border, to provide blankets and mats to sleep on and to continually turn over surveillance footage from inside the cells.Agents in Arizona see groups of more than 100 people, sometimes including infants and toddlers, on a regular basis.Arresting such groups poses logistical problems for agents, who have to wait on transport vans that are equipped with baby seats to take the migrants to processing facilities, some which are at least a half-hour north of the border.The death of the 7-year-old comes after a toddler died in May just after being released from an family detention facility in Texas and as President Donald Trump’s administration attempts to ban people from asking for asylum if they cross the border illegally. A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked that ban, but the administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate it Tuesday.The Washington Post first reported the girl’s story late Thursday.___Galvan reported from Phoenix, and Perez D. from Guatemala City. Associated Press writers Elliot Spagat in San Diego and Russell Contreras in Albuquerque, New Mexico contributed to this report.More info:12:30 p.m.The U.S. Border Patrol says a 7-year-old girl who died while she was in custody appeared to be in good health when she was first detained along a remote stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border.An intake form signed by the girl’s father said she wasn’t sick, wasn’t sweating and seemed mentally alert. The form was obtained by The Associated Press.Immigration officials briefing reporters say the girl’s father told officials that she was sick and vomiting when they were on a bus heading to a Border Patrol station. When they arrived 90 minutes later, the girl wasn’t breathing.Emergency personnel revived her twice, and she was sent to an El Paso hospital via helicopter at 7:40 a.m. She died Dec. 8. An autopsy is pending.___10:45 a.m.An official with Guatemala’s foreign ministry has identified the 7-year-old migrant girl who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody as Jackeline Caal.The official requested anonymity because he was not authorized to share information. The official also identified the girl’s 29-year-old father as Nery Caal.The foreign ministry said Friday that the girl and her father were from an area in northern Guatemala called Raxruha in Alta Verapaz department.The ministry says that according to information provided, the girl and her father were detained by Border Patrol on the night of Dec. 6. While they were being transported to the Border Patrol station in Lordsburg, New Mexico, the girl was feverish and vomiting.Early Dec. 8, Guatemalan officials were told the girl had died at a hospital in El Paso, Texas.— By Sonia Perez D.___8:40 a.m.Immigration officials say an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death of a 7-year-old migrant girl who suffered seizures in custody and later died.Officials say the girl was found Dec. 6 near Lordsburg, New Mexico, by U.S. Border Patrol agents. They say the girl was taken into custody for about eight hours and then began having seizures.Emergency medical technicians discovered her fever was 105.7 degrees Fahrenheit (40.9 degrees Celsius). The Guatemalan girl was airlifted to an El Paso, Texas, hospital, where she died.U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Friday the girl was traveling with her father, fixing an error in an earlier statement that said she was unaccompanied. The Washington Post reported Thursday she had been traveling with her father, citing the same federal agency. Updated: 8:47 PM December 14, 2018center_img KUSI Newsroom, AP Posted: December 14, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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