Bernier says abortion gender identity not on Peoples Party of Canada platform


first_imgThe Canadian Press OTTAWA — Maxime Bernier says the policies of his new political party will not include anything to do with abortion or gender identity.Bernier is defending the appointment of former Christian talk show host Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson to be the first candidate for the People’s Party of Canada, which he founded after parting ways with the Conservative party in August.Tyler Thompson will run in the Burnaby South byelection in British Columbia next month, with the party’s candidates for other February byelections in Ontario and Quebec likely to be named next week.Tyler Thompson has in the last two years become a vocal critic of B.C.’s curriculum on sexual orientation and gender identity in public schools, calling it her “hill to die on” in a column she wrote last July.Bernier has marched in pride parades and is known to be pro-choice but would not say where he specifically stands on the issue of teaching gender identity in schools, calling it a matter under provincial jurisdiction.He says only that Tyler Thompson is entitled to her opinions but she knows social-conservative issues will not be part of the party platform for the 2019 election.last_img read more

19 years after her murder in India husband still haunted by wifes


first_imgVANCOUVER — The last words Sukhwinder Singh Mithu remembers from his wife were a plea to her killers.“Don’t hurt my Mithu. Don’t hit him,” he recalls Jaswinder (Jassi) Kaur Sidhu uttering.On that warm June evening nearly 19 years ago, Mithu and Sidhu were returning home on a scooter in the village of Narike in Punjab after an evening out.Sidhu, who was from Maple Ridge, B.C., had secretly married Mithu — a poor rickshaw driver — a year earlier against her mother’s wishes, Indian police have said.Mithu’s voice broke in a recent interview as he recalled the attack on June 8, 2000, for which his wife’s mother and uncle have been extradited from Canada to India, where they face charges of conspiracy to murder.A lawyer for the mother, Malkit Kaur Sidhu, and uncle, Surjit Singh Badesha, says he is confident his clients will be found not guilty and allowed to return to Canada.“They want to spend the rest of their life in Canada,” said Simrandeep Singh Sandhu.Mithu said he is relieved that they will at last face trial, but the past two decades have been hard on him.The couple was crossing a bridge when they saw a white car, he said in Punjabi from India. He saw four people get out of the car.They ran at the pair armed with sticks and swords, said Mithu, 42.When one of their attackers tried to hit him with a sword, Mithu said he ducked and the weapon hit his wife.“She screamed and fell off the scooter,” he said, his voice breakingHe remembers jumping off his scooter and running to her.“I asked them why they were hitting her. I asked them why they were hitting us. I tried to defend her.”His wife’s screams haunt him: “She was shouting for help. She was asking ‘Are you OK, Mithu?’ “That’s when he lost consciousness.For the next few weeks he remained unconscious in hospital. It would be nearly a month before he could see again.He said no one told him of his 25-year-old wife’s death for three months because his family wanted to wait until they thought he was well enough to handle the news.Her body was found the day following the attack at the edge of a lake. Court documents say a post-mortem showed the cause of death was “shock and hemorrhage as a result of injury to the vital organs.”Sidhu’s mother and uncle believed the marriage brought dishonour to the family, Indian police have said. They have also alleged that death threats were issued to the couple and phone calls were made from Badesha’s home in B.C. to some of the perpetrators around the time of the attack.Sidhu and Mithu met in December 1994 when they both got on a three-wheeler going to a village in Punjab. Sidhu lived close to Mithu’s house and they soon started meeting.Over the next five years, they spoke on the phone between Canada and India, and exchanged more than 200 letters.“Her Punjabi was not very good. I don’t know English,” Mithu said. “But we wrote letters and talked on the phone. Our love story was before Whatsapp and smartphones.”Mithu’s lawyer, Ashwani Chaudhary, said Sidhu’s mother allegedly had her daughter sign a letter that was sent by fax to police in Punjab saying she had been kidnapped and forced into marriage by Mithu.Chaudhary alleges that Jassi Sidhu was made to believe the document — written in Punjabi, which she didn’t properly understand — was part of an application to get Mithu permanent residency in Canada.An Indian court document says when she learned about the letter in early 2000, Sidhu went back to India to give a statement to the police that she loved Mithu and married him “out of her free will” and that the marriage was “not to the liking of her parents and maternal uncle.” In 2013, Jody Wright, who worked with Sidhu at a Coquitlam beauty salon, testified at an extradition hearing in B.C. that her colleague was forced to sign a document seeking an annulment from her husband after threats were made against their lives.Sidhu and Badesha were extradited to India in January, ending a long legal battle in Canada. They were arrested on Jan. 6, 2012 — almost 12 years after Jassi Sidhu’s body was found.In a unanimous decision in 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada set aside a B.C. Court of Appeal ruling that stopped the proceedings over concerns the mother and uncle would be poorly treated or even tortured in India.Sandeep Garg, the senior superintendent of police in the Sangrur district, said officers are finalizing their case and it will soon be presented to a court. Mithu said he is relieved the case is moving forward.“It took a very long time to get a hearing,” he said.Supt. Swaran Singh Khanna of the Bathinda police force took over the case 12 days after Sidhu’s body was found and says he was struck by the brutality of the crime.“Mithu has had to face a lot. This is a very sad case. There are no words to describe this case,” he said in Hindi. “Imagine if you had to undergo something like this.”A Supreme Court of India document says the trial court convicted seven out of 11 people who were accused of carrying out the attack, including a police officer, and acquitted four of them. India’s High Court later acquitted three more.In 2015, the court acquitted Darshan Singh Sidhu, who was accused of arranging the killing in India on behalf of the family in Canada, giving him “the benefit of doubt.”Sandhu, the lawyer for Sidhu and Badesha, said with Darshan Singh Sidhu being acquitted the rest of the evidence in his clients’ case is circumstantial.“The apex court of the country has found no constructive evidence against him and they let him go. Right now there’s nothing against them — there’s no money transaction, there’s nothing.”The case is “more of a media trial,” he said.Mithu said he clings to memories of his wife.“We would have had kids,” he said, his voice trailing off.“She used to tell me that she can die for me and can never leave me.” Hina Alam, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Latin America and Caribbean falling off zero hunger path towards 2030 –


“The region has taken a significant step backwards in a fight that it was winning,” Julio Berdegué, Regional Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said Thursday. “We cannot tolerate the current levels of hunger and obesity, as they will paralyze an entire generation.”Hunger rates have declined in 21 of the 27 countries of the region in recent years, but the absolute number of people suffering from hunger increased, according to the report published by FAO and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).In 2016, some 42.5 million people in the region did not have enough food for their daily caloric needs, a six per cent increase, or 2.4 million additional undernourished people.“It will be very difficult for the region to reach Sustainable Development Goal 2 on eradicating hunger and malnutrition by 2030” if this trend does not change, said Mr. Berdegué.Only a few decades ago, governments of the region joined forces to fight against acute malnutrition, chronic malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency. Today they must also fight against overweight and obesity.“The region faces a double burden of malnutrition,” said PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne.Overweight and obesity continue to affect all age groupsOverweight and obesity is a public health problem in all countries of the Americas, affecting all age groups.Some 7.5 per cent of those under the age of five in South America, or 2.5 million children, suffer from overweight and obesity, as do six per cent of the children in Central America and 6.9 per cent of those in the Caribbean. The rate increases with age, affecting a third of the adolescents and two thirds of the adults in the region, with women being the most affected.The problem is growing in scale to catch up with the region’s 11 per cent rate of child stunting due to chronic malnutrition. read more

New mothers should not be shamed into breastfeeding


Gill Walton, chief executive of the RCM said: “Evidence clearly shows that breastfeeding in line with WHO guidance brings optimum benefits for the health of both mother and baby. However the reality is that often some women for a variety of reasons struggle to start or sustain breastfeeding.” Midwives should promote “informed choice,” she said.“If, after being given appropriate information, advice and support on breastfeeding, a woman chooses not to do so, or to give formula as well as breastfeeding, her choice must be respected,” the senior midwife said.Britain’s rates of breastfeeding are the lowest in the developed world, with just one per cent of new mothers feeding their children purely by breast by the age of six months.The professional body said women should  not be made to feel “guilty or embarassed” about how they feed their children. We recognise that some women cannot or do not wish to breastfeed and rely on formula milkGill Walton, RCM Midwives should stop trying to shame new mothers into breastfeeding, and respect their choices, according to new advice from the Royal College of Midwives.The shift in position is a marked softening from previous guidance, which emphasised the “risks” of formula feeding while spelling out the benefits of feeding by breast.The new advice still says that babies should be breastfed exclusively for the first six months of their life, in line with advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO).But it says that new mothers should be given information, advice and support – whatever choice they make.And the advice says women who want to bottle-feed their children should be given help to do so safety, and support to encourage the bonding process. But rates of breastfeeding in the UK are the lowest in the world.One third of children in the UK are breastfed at six months, with just one per cent only receiving breast-milk by this stage.The new stance by the RCM follows a long debate about the best way to encourage mothers to breastfeed.Some mothers have argued that messages such as “breast is best” are counterproductive, and mean women are more likely to give up breastfeeding if they are struggling to do so.Abi Wood, Head of Campaigns at the National Childbirth Trust, said: “We believe that parents need information and support for breastfeeding and bottle-feeding and it’s up to them to decide how to feed their babies, so we wholeheartedly support the RCM’s new statement which tallies with our position.”She said women who want decide to breastfeed needed more support.“We think that women who decide to breastfeed need support to do so and our breastfeeding counsellors supported around 20,000 women last year. We also train around 300 breastfeeding peer support workers a year, who voluntarily help mums across the UK. However more peer support schemes need to be funded as services are so inconsistent,” she said. We believe that parents need information and support for breastfeeding and bottle-feeding and it’s up to them to decide how to feed their babiesNational Childbirth Trust “We recognise that some women cannot or do not wish to breastfeed and rely on formula milk. They must be given all the advice and support they need on safe preparation of bottles and responsive feeding to develop a close and loving bond with their baby,” Ms Walton said.She said women who chose to breastfeed also needed more support.“Women should not feel guilty or embarrassed about breastfeeding in public and as a society we must continue to develop a culture of positive support for women who wish to breastfeed and educating the public is key to this,” she said.Research has found that breastfed babies have fewer health problems, such as chest infections, and are less likely to develop health problems such as diabetes, or become obese, when they are older.The NHS recommends that mothers exclusively breastfeed their babies during the first six months, continuing to do as children are weaned on to solid foods. 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. read more

Gotham Prepares For the Finale by Taking Cues From Batman Comics


first_img After Jim Gordon’s run-in with Jeremiah’s bomb last week, he’s missing and feared dead. Bullock puts about as much stock in that as we do. He’s chewing out the rest of the cops for standing around, mourning. He knows just as well as we do that Gordon is going to walk in sooner rather than later. It’s nice to see Bullock take on the lead again. He falls into the role so naturally, you almost forget how bad things went the last time he was in this position. The rest of the cops haven’t, though. They aren’t too keen on taking orders from the man that got them slaughtered by the Pyg earlier this season.They don’t really have a choice, though. Jeremiah shows up outside the department with a warning. More bombs are planted all over the city, and they’ll go off in six hours. That’s the amount of time he has to evacuate everyone. And just to show he’s serious, Jerome blows up the clock tower. It’s that kind of massive setpiece action that lets you know we’re in the final two episodes of the season. A massive city-destroying threat like this should bring all of Gotham City together, and that’s what this episode is trying to do. All these previously unconnected stories are uniting to either save the city or take advantage of the chaos.Donal Logue (Cr: FOX)With Gordon seemingly out of the picture for much of the episode, Bruce Wayne is forced to take matters into his own hands. He tries offering his services to Bullock, admitting that Wayne Enterprises funded Jeremiah’s generators. He can give the schematics to Lucius Fox in hopes that he might be able to disable them. While that is exactly what happens, Bullock does it without Bruce’s help. With Gordon gone, Bullock tells Bruce to get to safety, to be with Alfred. There’s just one problem. Jerome’s goons kidnapped Alfred last episode. We all knew the show would eventually get back to that plot, but it’s still a little weird that such a major plot point of this episode was given half a scene’s worth of time in the last one.The show puts it all together really well. It’s one of those rare episodes where every storyline and subplot is important. Ever piece is important to the outcome. Lucius figures out that (the increasingly DiCaprio-esque) Jeremiah uses a main relay to trigger the bombs. Meanwhile, Penguin and Butch have found out the same thing. Their method just involved a lot more torture. They, Barbara, and Tabitha find the relay, and threaten to blow it up so they can extort Jeremiah for $50 million. Unfortunately for them, Jeremiah has a backup plan. He blows up the relay himself, and says he’ll use a direct sequence instead. Only now his terms have changed. Rather than the six hours he promised, he’ll blow up the city as soon as he gets clear.Robin Lord Taylor (Cr: FOX)Penguin and crew survive the ensuing henchmen attack, and make a call to the GCPD. They want to own the city, not see it blown up after all. On hearing the words “direct sequence,” Lucius comes up with a new plan. All they have to do is disarm the first bomb in the sequence, and the rest can’t blow up. Now if only they knew where the bombs were. That’s where Jim Gordon comes in. It’s one of those moments of perfect timing that makes me let out a delighted squeal. This episode was filled with moments like these, and was so much fun for it.See, while all this was going on, Gordon woke up in Lee’s makeshift hospital in the Narrows. Since she still has him on painkillers, he can’t run off to the GCPD just yet. He has to enlist the help of The Riddler and Lee to figure out what the schematics he stole from Jeremiah’s maze mean. There’s a great scene where the Riddler tries to puzzle together Jeremiah’s plan. It’s like watching these two iconic villains pit their skills against each other. Last year in the Batman comics, there was an arc where the Riddler and the Joker faced off, and it was a fantastic run. This scene reminded me of that. Together, Gordon and Nygma figure out that Jeremiah is targeting specific buildings in Gotham. He’s turning the city into a maze, like the one he spent his entire life in.Donal Logue, Chris Chalk and Ben McKenzie (Cr: FOX)Gordon rushes off to the GCPD to give Lucius the information he needs. Oh, and there’s some drama with whether or not Lee actually likes The Riddler or if she’s just using him. Because of course there is. Honestly, with as much fun as the rest of this story was, I just can’t care about this relationship drama. What’s important is, the one bomb is disarmed right as Jerome pushes the detonator. Because that’s just how things work on this show. When the explosions don’t happen, his gang turns on him. That’s when Jeremiah decides he’d rather work alone and incinerates all of them. He may not have the joker laugh or smile, but he certainly has the tactics down.Speaking of which, Bruce tracks Alfred to a warehouse, and this is where Jeremiah really starts to feel like the Joker. His lack of laughter or a permanent twisted smile is a little disappointing, I’ll admit. His obsession with projecting sanity makes him a little less like the clown prince of crime than his brother was. But here, with the elaborate torture maze that forces Bruce to watch Alfred in agony, Jeremiah really comes into his own. This is a Killing Joke-level trap right here. Which is certainly intentional, as the episode is called “One Bad Day.” And you know? Without the ’80s comics industry misogyny and almost-permanent sidelining of an important female character for no reason… this is better than The Killing Joke. (Even Alan Moore never liked the story. It’s bad. Fight me.)Erin Richards, Drew Powell and Jessica Lucas (Cr: FOX)This one ends in a much scarier image too. Bruce finds Alfred strapped to a chair, the entire maze filled with scarecrow’s fear toxin. Alfred takes a razor and cuts a smile into his face. He tries to do the same to Bruce. It’s a legitimately scary scene, and for a second it had me fooled. The Selena finds the real Alfred. It turns out it was Bruce, not Alfred, under the influence of fear toxin. He just saw a random person with grey hair cut his face up. Still disturbing, but not as bad as if it had really been Alfred.Last night’s Gotham was really well put together, and might be the most the show has ever felt like the Batman comics it’s based on. For better and for worse, really. It’s only in the episode’s final moments that it started not to work for me. First, while contemplating his next move, Jeremiah is contacted by Ra’s Al Ghul. Because we can’t just be done with him already. Maybe this new partnership will finally make this version of Ra’s work? I hope? Ra’s Al Ghul sets Jeremiah after Bruce Wayne, and that’s where this episode completes its adaptation of The Killing Joke. The worst part of The Killing Joke. As Bruce and Selina talk over everything that happend (and kiss! Awww!), Jeremiah shows up and shoots Selina in the stomach. Did we really need to repeat this part of Batman history? We can only take comfort in the fact that they’re probably not going to paralyze Catwoman. At least not for long. And we can be reasonably sure that nobody at DC looked at this plot point and said, “cripple the bitch,” as Alan Moore recalls Len Wein did when he brought up the idea for The Killing Joke. I guess there’s some comfort in that. We’ll have to see how they handle it in next week’s season finale. No matter what, this episode set us up for a spectacle.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. 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first_img Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Q: What helped to improve the adoption?  A: Good tools are important to improving adoption. For example, giving the radiologist the ability to flag something by keyword or click a few checkboxes and move on to the next study. This is possible in the peer review solution provided by McKesson. The system assigns the radiologist a certain number of cases and allows him or her to both view a prior exam and, on the fly, complete peer review work. They can make a comment right away and take care of some peer review as part of their normal workflow.  Another important aspect that improved adoption was illustrating some of the prime benefits of the quality and workflow activities. At OSF these new workflow processes helped to improve communication between clinicians and ultimately provide better care to those we serve. The workflow solution helps ensure that messages are not just sent and received, but also documented.  News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Case Study | June 04, 2015 | Sponsored by McKesson How Technology is Helping the Transition to Value-based Care at OSF HealthCare Keeping an eye on the transition and care quality while reducing costs News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Q: What is one of the biggest challenges faced when implementing these new quality workflow processes?  A: Not long ago, the OSF radiology and cardiology departments were bogged down in manual processes. As we moved to an automated and paperless environment, one challenge we faced was the fairly low tolerance our imaging professionals had for anything that takes too much time in their workflow. In the new processes, each step must be easy to do and be a part of the workflow or your adoption of new workflow processes will be low. You have to meet them in their environment and give them good workflow tools. Flying over the main campus at OSF.OSF HealthCare, an 11-hospital, 52-site, 138-year-old Catholic system based in Peoria, Ill., is recognized among Medicare’s Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations. As such they are constantly looking to improve care quality while reducing costs – all with an eye on transitioning, as all U.S. healthcare providers must, from volume-based to value-based care. In this case study, Steve Kastelein, manager of diagnostic imaging applications for OSF HealthCare, discusses some of the overarching challenges they are facing. Q: In the past four years, what technology changes have occurred at OSF in support of your quality initiatives? A: In the past four years; I have been responsible for and lead four key quality initiatives: •  Installed McKesson’s quality workflow and communications solutions, allowing the OSF radiologists to manage their peer-review work;•  Implemented critical and noncritical results reporting workspaces within the solution to help document and manage those communications; •  Integrated the solution’s ER Discrepancy Reporting workflow with their Epic EHR to allow data to flow to and from various care settings; and •  Configured the technologists’ quality control workspaces to make the most of opportunities for physician-to-tech quality improvement.  Related Contentcenter_img Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Q: How is technology helping in this transition? A: We have been working with our PACS/CPACS vendor to consolidate the physical footprint of those applications and also improve the data integration between those foundational imaging applications. With cardiology and radiology now on the same archive platform and the same storage platform, we are beginning the process of layering additional technology that will service the enterprise imaging needs of the health system. These technologies could include a zero-footprint viewer, additional worklist functionality, image exchange with our HIE or retention management. Because the imaging systems are integrated, I don’t have to do things two or three different times. I am planning those connecting technologies for one consolidated infrastructure that we have within the McKesson platform.Q: What do you expect from your IT vendor during this transition to value-based care? A: In our overarching IT strategy we value our vendor’s ability to provide us with a broad array of services. We don’t take a best-of-breed approach. For example, as we evaluated the technical needs for a vendor-neutral archive (VNA) solution, we worked with McKesson for a VNA-type product that we can use in our specific environment.We feel we have a vendor partner that gives us the breadth and depth of products and services that allow us to stay within that single relationship and implement a lot of the strategies that we want to implement – not just now but into the future and as we transition to value-based care. McKesson is acquainted with our challenges and opportunities, and is aligned with OSF strategies. Case study supplied by McKesson. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Q: How important is cost management in the transition to value-based care? A: I can’t overemphasize the importance of cost management in this transition. We’re looking at solutions to help get in front of the ordering workflow and provide better information to physicians on the appropriate use of imaging exams. Benchmarking is an integral part of looking for opportunities for cost savings. In our diagnostic imaging area, the departments analyze how well its costs compare with those of other institutions’ departments. The OSF leadership wants to know when there are substantial differences and what causes those differences. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more last_img read more

KDevelop 53 released with new analyzer plugin and improved language support


first_img20 years after KDevelop’s first release, KDevelop 5.3 is now released with features like a new analyzer and improved support for some languages. A new type of analyzer plugin in KDevelop 5.3 In version 5.1 KDevelop got a menu entry Analyzer which provides a set of actions to work with analyzer-like plugins. With version 5.2, a runtime analyzer called Heaptrack and a static analyzer called cppcheck were added. In the development phase of KDevelop 5.3, another analyzer plugin was added which is available with the current release. The new analyzer named Clazy is a clang analyzer plugin specialized for Qt-using code. It can now also be run from within KDevelop by default displaying the issues inline. The KDevelop plugin for Clang-Tidy support will be released as part of KDevelop starting with version 5.4. It is released independently as of now. Internal changes in KDevelop 5.3 KDevelop’s own codebase has been subject for using analyzers. A lot of code has been optimized and also stabilized in places indicated by the analyzers. There is also modernization to the new standards of languages like C++ and Qt5 with the aid of analyzers. Improved support for C++ Lot of work was done in KDevelop 5.3 on stabilizing and improving KDevelop’s clang-based language support for C++. The notable fixes include: In clang tooltips were included, range check was fixed. The path to the builtin clang compiler headers can now be overridden. Now the clang builtin headers are always used for the libclang version used. Requests are completed in a group and only the last one is handled. The template for Class/function signatures in Clang Code Completion is fixed. A workaround for constructor argument hints to find declarations. In clang, argument hint code completion is improved. Improved support for PHP With the help of Heinz Wiesinger, there are improvements for PHP support in KDevelop 5.3. There is much-improved support for PHP Namespaces. Support for Generators and Generator delegation is added. The integrated documentation of PHP internals has been updated and expanded. Support for context-sensitive lexer of PHP 7. Installing the parser as a library so other projects can use them. The type detection of object properties is improved. Support is added for the object typehint. ClassNameReferences is better supported. Improvements to expression syntax support particularly around ‘print’. Optional function parameters are allowed before non-optional ones. Support for magic constants: __DIR__ and __TRAIT__ are added. Improved Python language support The focus is on fixing bugs, which have been added to the 5.2 series. A couple of improved features in 5.3 are: Environment profile variables are injected into debug process environment. The support for ‘with’ statements is improved. There is also experimental, but maintainer-seeking support for macOS and port for Haiku. For more details, visit the KDevelop website. Read next Neuron: An all-inclusive data science extension for Visual Studio The LLVM project is ditching SVN for GitHub. The migration to Github has begun. Microsoft announces .NET standard 2.1last_img read more

Gold Haiti hopes ore find will spur mining boom


first_imgUntil now, few Haitians have known about this buried treasure. Mining camps are unmarked, and the work is being done miles up dirt roads near remote villages, on the opposite side of the country from the capital. But U.S. and Canadian investors have spent more than $30 million in recent years on everything from exploratory drilling to camps for workers, new roads, offices and laboratory studies of samples. Actual mining could be under way in five years.“When I first heard whispers of this I said, `Gold mines? There could be gold mines in Haiti?’” said Michel Lamarre, a Haitian engineer whose firm, SOMINE, is leading the exploration. “I truly believe this is our answer to taking care of ourselves instead of constantly living on donations.”On a rugged, steep Haitian ridge far above the Atlantic, brilliant boulders coated with blue-green oxidized copper jut from the hills, while colorful pebbles litter the soil, strong indicators that precious metals lie below.“Just look down,” said geologist John Watkins. “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”Nearby, 8-year-old Whiskey Pierre and his barefoot buddies stared at a team of sweat-drenched men driving a narrow, shrieking diamond bit 900 feet into the ground. 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Check your body, save your life Comments   Share   New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths “The eyes of the world will not allow the government to fool around,” he said.Three firms are considering mining in Haiti, but so far only SOMINE has full concessions to take the metals out of the mountains. Those permits, for 50 square kilometers (31 square miles), were negotiated in 1996 under President Rene Preval and require the firm to hire Haitians whenever possible.In exchange for minimal permit fees, SOMINE committed to spend $2.25 million in the first two years. In addition, it will pay $1.8 million after a feasibility study, according to the contract.Bottom line: Haitians should get $1 out of every $2 of profits, compared with about $1 out of $3 that most countries get from mining firms.Discoveries of rich resources, whether diamonds, oil or gold, often prompt great economic booms but come with great risk of environmental, health and social problems. Chile, one of the wealthiest nations in Latin America, is the world’s largest copper exporter, deriving a third of its income from the metal. Peru, with one of the fastest growing economies in the world, has privatized most of its mines in recent years, and now gets about 20 percent of its total revenues from the industry. “That is a drill!” shouted Whiskey, bouncing on his toes. “The man drill to get gold!”The workers periodically pulled up samples and knocked them into boxes. The first 40 feet yielded loose rocks and gravel. About 160 feet down, cylinders of rock came back peppered with gold. At 1,000 feet down, rocks were heavily streaked with copper.Geologists extrapolating from depth and strike reports estimate at least 1 million ounces of gold at two sites. In April, prospectors found the first significant silver ever reported in Haiti: between 20 million and 30 million ounces. And in the end, it may be copper that is the most lucrative: geologists suspect that more than 1 million tons lay in just one of many areas under exploration.The prices of precious metals have been volatile in recent years, with copper selling for about $8,000 per ton, silver at $30 an ounce, and gold at $1,600 per ounce.“Ultimately, I think mining is going to dwarf anything else in Haiti,” says Michael Fulp, an Albuquerque, N.M.-based geologist who visited the drill sites. “Usually you’ve got about a one-in-1,000 chance of making a mine from the exploratory stage, but those odds are much better in Haiti because of the lack of any previous modern-day exploration and very, very promising samples.” More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist But mostly they talked about gold.“Of all the places we work in the world,” said Mashburn, whose company has operations in eight countries on five continents, “it would be really most satisfying to have success here. Haiti has great mineral wealth, and they surely could use it.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Gold was last gathered in Haiti in the 1500s, after Christopher Columbus ran the Santa Maria onto a Haitian reef. Spaniards enslaved the Arawak Indians to dig for gold, killing them off with harsh conditions and infectious diseases. When the Spaniards learned of even more lucrative deposits in Mexico, they moved on.In the 1970s, United Nations geologists documented significant pockets of gold and copper, but foreigners weren’t willing to risk their cash in a country where corruption and instability has long discouraged outside investment.Ironically, it was only after the catastrophic 2010 earthquake that investors saw real opportunity. Fifteen days after a seismic jolt brought down much of Port-au- Prince, a Canadian exploration firm acquired all of the shares of the only Haitian firm holding full permits for a promising chunk of land in the northeast.“Investors want to get in at the bottom,” said Dan Hachey, president of Majescor Resources, the Canadian company, “and I figured after that earthquake, Haiti was as low as it could get.”Hachey was also betting that the $10 billion in foreign assistance promised for earthquake recovery would force change and accountability. Sponsored Stories Though the contractual terms are generous for Haiti, there is plenty to be cautious about. Haiti’s government is repeatedly rated as one of the most corrupt in the world. The mines would ostensibly be regulated by government officials responsible for enforcing environmental, mining and corporate laws, but at this point those officials don’t exist and there are neither plans nor budgets to hire them.Further, open pit mines, common around the world, are crater-like holes made up of a series of massive terraced steps that drop thousands of feet into the ground. When the resources are exhausted, usually after about 25 years, the pits can be refilled or converted into reservoirs. In many cases, the mines leave serious problems _ environmental contamination, displaced communities and mountaintops torn asunder.From Papua New Guinea to the Philippines to Brazil, mining accidents have allowed tons of waste to be spilled into rivers and lakes, creating environmental disasters.“In low-income countries, the dangers are substantial,” said UCLA political science professor Michael Ross. “The great irony of mineral wealth is that those countries that most desperately need infusions of mineral revenue _ low-income countries with weak governments _ are also least likely to manage these resources wisely, for the benefit of the country. Already, the hundreds of jobs, the new roads and the community investment in a country where two out of three people have no formal employment is much appreciated.Stone cutter Joseph Bernard, 47, says that before he got a job slicing rock samples, his family was going hungry. They had one cow. Their peanut and bean fields had gone to dust after months without rain.Today, his wife has launched a business selling seeds, and his son and two daughters have started school.“I found a job, but many didn’t,” he said, wiping a trickle of sweat from his deeply lined cheeks after a recent shift. “If more companies come, more people will work.”In a sleepy exploration camp at sunset, Hachey and his competitor, Daven Mashburn of Newmont Mining Corp., met to talk business over bottles of Haiti’s Prestige beer, bumping fists in the low-germ “cholera handshake” that has replaced the traditional palm grip after last year’s deadly epidemic.The men talked labor _ Newmont got 10,000 applications for 100 jobs when one project started up last month. They talked logistics _ core samples are sliced in half, bagged, and flown to Santiago, Chile, where it takes 21 days to find out how much gold, silver or copper they contain. They talked hurricanes, cholera, political unrest and, yes, the earthquake _ Mashburn spent four hours buried under piles of rock in Port-au- Prince, eventually pulled out with fractures from head to toe. In neighboring Dominican Republic, workers are poised to start mining the other side of this seam later this year in one of the world’s largest gold deposits: 23 million ounces worth about $40 billion.The Haitian government’s annual budget is $1 billion, more than half provided by foreign assistance. The largest single source of foreign investment, $2 billion, came from Haitians working abroad last year. A windfall of locally produced wealth could pay for roads, schools, clean water and sewage systems for the nation’s 10 million people, most of whom live on as little as $1.25 a day.“If the mining companies are honest and if Haiti has a good government, then here is a way for this country to move forward,” said Bureau of Mines Director Dieuseul Anglade.In a parking lot outside Anglade’s marble-floored office, more than 100 families have been living in tents since the earthquake. “The gold in the mountains belongs to the people of Haiti,” he said, gesturing out his window. “And they need it.”Haiti’s geological vulnerability is also its promise. Massive tectonic plates squeeze the island with horrifying consequences, but deep cracks between them form convenient veins for gold, silver and copper pushed up from the hot innards of the planet. Prospectors from California to Chile know earthquake faults often have, quite literally, a golden lining. 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further refine the survey and the administration hopes to make the survey mandatory by 2016 Climate surveys are considered necessary because only around 12 percent of sexual assault victims in college report the crime to law enforcement Second the recommendations include prevention strategies evaluated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Among the most promising the CDC found were bystander-awareness and intervention programs that encourage students to step in and stop sexual assault before it happens The majority of campus men are not perpetrators and according to the report getting more men involved in prevention was a “constant refrain” in the task force’s conversation with stakeholders To that end the White House has also put out a public service announcement calling for men to intervene against violence and featuring sports stars like Jeremy Lin and David Beckham Third the recommendations seek help schools respond when assault happens For example many schools 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efforts the Department of Education is putting a 90-day limit on negotiations for their settlements with schools found in violation of Title IX and making it clear that schools should provide interim relief for victims like changing class schedules The task-force recommendations are designed to help respond to schools concerns about how best to comply with federal law under Title IX In April 2011 the Obama Administration sent a letter to colleges and universities reminding them of their obligations to adequately address sexual assault in order to comply with Title IX a 1972 federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational institutions that receive federal funding The letter prompted students at schools across the country including private schools like Swarthmore and Yale and public universities like UNC Chapel Hill to file Title IX complaints to the Department of Education triggering investigations at a number of schools In light of the cascade of complaints 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Sandip Rithe and Hemant Hendre. his role has been under scrutiny.Written by Manish Raj | New Delhi | Published: April 16 In December 2015, Two youths on a bike — Deepak Nageshwar (21) and Salman Sheikh (25) — came and started beating up the latter. 2017 8:23 am Bigg Boss 10,Jhankaar Beats,which set me up for the big stage Kaante was the first film where I could experiment with the melodramatic and hard-hitting dialogues SimilarlySAW being a gangster drama set in the late 70s also allowed for this kind of writing The expectation was huge because Sanjay was coming back after seven yearsand I was also making a comeback But the true pressure is nowwhen I have been approached to write dialogues for more films I am writing for Grand MastiTu Mera Hero and The Villain And everyone wants me to repeat the magic ofSAW For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsRussian Sport Minister Vitaly Mutko said a decision by the International Weightlifting Federation 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IWF Executive Board has decided that national federations confirmed to have produced three or more anti-doping rule violations in the combined re-analysis process of the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games shall be suspended for one year" a statement said The federations were named as Russia Kazakhstan and Belarus The ban will be applied if the athletes’ "B" samples are confirmed by the IOC as testing positive for prohibited substances The IWF also punished three other nations — North Korea Azerbaijan and Moldova — with sanctions that will reduce the number of slots available to them in Rio Their punishment was for committing multiple doping offences in 2015 a year that saw an unprecedented 24 positive tests at December’s world championships in Houston Azerbaijan and North Korea are both to be stripped of one man and one woman competitor and Moldova will lose two men from their Rio quota of lifters The statement said a total of 11 places had been taken away from six teams who had committed four or more doping offences last year The other three were Russia Kazakhstan and Belarus whose sanctions will only apply should they be allowed to compete The IWF executive also reacted with dismay to the appointment of Russian weightlifting chief Sergey Syrtsov as head of the European federation’s anti-doping commission "Given the current environment the IWF executive board strongly suggests that Mr Syrtsov and the European Weightlifting Federation reconsiders the appointment to this particular position" the IWF said The weightlifting global governing body has previously banned Bulgaria from the Olympics for doping and stripped Romania and Uzbekistan of one athlete slot apiece at the Rio Games The doping punishments came a day before the IWF was due to decide the venue for the 2018 junior world championships North Korea’s capital Pyongyang has made a bid to host the event and it would be seen as landmark decision if the IWF were on Thursday to award the event to the secretive communist state With inputs from agencies By: PTI | Mumbai | Published: October 21 2016 12:06 pm The 18th MAMI Mumbai International Film Festival opened at iconic Royal Opera House here today where 175 films from 54 countries will be screened Top News The 18th MAMI Mumbai International Film Festival opened at iconic Royal Opera House here today where 175 films from 54 countries will be screened On the occasion veteran director-writer Sai Paranjpye known for helming popular films like Sparsh and Chashme Buddoor was feted with Indian Excellence in Cinema Award More from the world of Entertainment: The 78-year-old Padma Bhushan awardee was recognised for her valuable contribution to Indian cinema Besides films Paranjpye has written and directed many Marathi plays like Jaswandi Sakkhe Shejari and Albel She was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2006 in recognition of her artistic talents “When people give lifetime achievement awards may be it is a subtle hint to say you have done enough I feel privileged to receive the award from Jaya Bachchan in this magnificent phoenix theatre” Paranjpye said Actress Jacqueline Fernandez hosted the event at the iconic Royal Opera House which reopened after eight years of restoration Acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke credited with movies likes Still Life and The World became the recipient of the International Excellence in Cinema Award at the Festival He received the award at the hands of actor Aamir Khan “It is my first time in Mumbai and in India I am thrilled to be here When I was very young I saw ‘Awara’ and the film had a very deep impression I have myself become ‘awara’ in the movie industry I hope I continue being that” Jia said Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan Riteish Deshmukh Genelia D’Souza Jackie Shroff Shabana Azmi Anurag Kashyap Imran Khan Zoya Akhtar and Kunal Kapoor were present at the opening night The film festival will screen 175 films including features documentaries and short films from 54 countries Actress Konkona Sen Sharma’s directorial debut “A Death in the Gunj” will be the opening film to be screened tomorrow American drama film Manchester by the Sea directed by Kenneth Lonergan will close the fest Turkey has been selected as the country in focus While cine lovers will miss the critically-acclaimed Pakistani film Jaago Hua Savera which was dropped from the line-up owing to protest threat the festival has made space for interesting movies like Azaad Trapped An Insignificant Man and Priyanka Chopra’s maiden Marathi production Ventilator While Azaad is a short film which has been presented by acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair An Insignificant Man is a political thriller chronicling the journey of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from a social activist to a controversial politician It was earlier screened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival Trapped directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and starring Rajkummar Rao is about the survival story of a man who gets stuck in an empty high rise without food water or electricity The film will be screened as part of the new section ‘Spotlight’ to celebrate the diversity of the Indian cinema ‘Spotlight’ is a segment of films that recognises Indian cinema’s historical trajectories celebrates its creative impulses and explores its futures The upcoming Marathi film “Ventilator” is directed by “Ferrai ki Sawari” helmer Rajesh Mapuskar The film revolves around an ailing senior member of a family who is being put on the ventilator just days before the popular Ganpati festival leading to varied degrees of speculation and panic amongst the large coastal clan he belongs to The film will be screened under the section ‘Marathi Talkies’ This segment has been launched to celebrate the Marathi cinema Other films to be showcased this year at Marathi Talkies are “Vakratunda Mahakaya” “Bioscope” and “Rajwade and Sons” American filmmaker Cary Fukunaga will attend the festival and conduct a special masterclasson October 25at a suburban multiplex in Andheri It will be the “True Detective” helmer’s maiden visit to India The cast and crew of superhit film “Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander” will reunite at the festival’s ‘Movie Mela’ and share their experiences and memories on the making of the 1992 cult youth-based film Also Read |There is more to Mahavir Singh Phogat than Aamir Khan in Dangal The cast will be part of a panel which will include superstar Aamir Khan Mamik Singh Deepak Tijori Deven Bhojani Aditya Lakhia Kiran Zaveri and Pooja Bedi along with Director Mansoor Khan and choreographer Farah Khan The ‘Movie Mela’ will be a two-day event to be held at Rangmandir in suburban Bandra The venue will be transformed into a movie carnival with figurines of famous movie characters merchandising and conversations with celebrities throughout the festival Also a book on veteran filmmaker Nasir Hussain known for helming hits like Teesri Manzil Tumsa Nahin Dekha and Yaadon Ki Baarat will be launched at the festivalon October 22 The book titled Music Masti Modernity the Cinema of Nasir Husain is written by Akshay Manwani The launch will be followed by a panel discussion about ‘Hussain’s cinema’ and how it has shaped generations of directors The panel will include Hussain’s nephew and actor Aamir Khan director Mansoor writer Manwani and producer Nuzhat KhanThe festival is open from October 20 to 27 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Updated: February 24 2016 12:21 pm Actress Jennifer Winget was shell shocked after learning that the copy of her divorce decree had started doing the rounds of social media since morning Related News Actress Jennifer Winget was shocked after learning that the copy of her divorce decree had started doing the rounds of social media on February 23 Jennifer Winget had filed for divorce by mutual consent from Karan Singh Grover and the same was granted to both parties on January 11 2016 However the same 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Resurgence’ was unveiled during the half time of the famous Super Bowl on Sunday Viewers at the game got to witness the 45-second trailer of the sequel to the 1996 alien invasion movie In the new trailer we see that the aliens are back on the earth and this time with great force But we get to see Jeff Goldblum who sports a white beard and glasses along with Bill Pullman who were in the 1996 film as well A worried Goldblum can be see saying: ‘what goes up must come down’ The original film which had Will Smith and he was loved by all but the sequel doesn’t have Smith The trailer also features Liam Hemsworth who can be seen as the pilot of one of the jets fighthing the aliens In one of the glimpses we can see him sharing a romantic moment with actress Maika Monroe Independence Day: Resurgence trailer gives a view of the alien invaders who can be seen destroying cities around the world For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Melbourne | Published: May 4 2017 7:16 pm John Coates described the allegations as part of a “malicious” smear campaign and a number of prominent former athletes leapt to his defence (Source: AP) Top News John Coates’s long reign over the Australian Olympic Committee faces its first challenge in 27 years on Saturday when national sports federations vote in a presidential election at the committee’s annual general meeting Unopposed since assuming the presidency in 1990 Coates is being challenged by Olympic hockey gold medallist Danni Roche who has taken aim at his A$700000 ($520000) salary and pledged to divert more funding to athletes from administration Coates an IOC vice president and one of the world’s most powerful sports officials has not taken the challenge lying down casting Roche as a “puppet” of government-appointed mandarins who he alleges are bent on eroding the AOC’s independence Few countries take sport as seriously as Australia and the campaigning has been bruising for both sides Athletes media pundits and business leaders have queued up to take sides and pointed attacks from the rival camps have played out in the country’s newspapers almost daily “For God’s sake John Coates at least be original in your insults” Kristina Keneally a former premier of New South Wales state said in comments published by the Australian newspaper on Thursday “Danni Roche is a highly qualified well-educated business woman and sports administrator … Dare I say it she’s nobody’s puppet and girl” Analysts see the race as too hard to call but Coates has more to lose The 66-year-old is the head of the IOC’s coordination commission for the 2020 Tokyo Games but he would lose the job and his other IOC roles if defeated in the ballot He will prove hard to dislodge though as an astute political operator who controls much of the funding that sends Australia’s huge teams to the Olympics Lawyer Coates played a key role in securing the 2000 Sydney Olympics while shoring up the AOC’s financial independence by retaining the Games’ marketing rights before selling them back to the New South Wales government for A$90 million in 2001 But he has been bruised by allegations of bullying at the AOC after former CEO Fiona de Jong made a formal complaint against the AOC’s media director Mike Tancred Tancred a long serving lieutenant of Coates was forced to step down last week and the AOC executive board said it would review the organisation’s workplace practices Coates described the allegations as part of a “malicious” smear campaign and a number of prominent former athletes leapt to his defence He retains much admiration for bringing the Olympics to Australia but pundits have lamented the country’s slide down the medal tables in recent Games Having finished fourth at Athens in 2004 Australia was 10th at Rio last year and the disappointing haul caused friction between the AOC and the Australian Sports Commission the funding arm of the federal government Coates has made no secret of his antipathy for ASC chairman John Wylie accusing the wealthy Melbourne businessman of trying to muscle in on the AOC’s territory and of pulling the strings behind Roche’s candidacy A vote by the wider Australian public might see Coates deposed if only for a desire for change after nearly three decades in power But it will come down to 93 votes with 80 cast by 40 national sports federations all of whom have the same voting power no matter their size or Olympic record Many have expressed gratitude for Coates’s past generosity and all will be mindful of his clout in the global politics of sport For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Press Trust Of India | Published: November 21 2013 4:30 am Related News One person was killed and three othersincluding a girlwere injured when some miscreants opened fire at a market adjacent to a railway station in Hooghly district Wednesday night Five youths came on two bikes at Krishnapur Marketadjacent to Hooghly station on Howrah-Bandel rail section around 830 pmand opened firekilling one unidentified man on the spot Three others student Mamoni MondalAmit Mondal and Babu Das were hit by bullets and suffered injuries They were taken to hospitalAs the gang escaped bursting crude bombslocals demonstrated against increasing lawlessness in the area Police suspect gang rivalry over turf control and extortion as possible reasons behind the shootout For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: August 24 2012 1:18 am Related News NRHM SCAMCMO Murders Principal Secy summonedIOs asked to submit status report within 48 hours The Allahabad High Court today pulled up the UP government and the CBI for the way they have handled matters related with the investigation of the NRHM scam in Lucknow and the murders of former CMOs V K Arya and B P Singh The Bench of Justices Ashwini Kumar Singh and Imtiyaz Murtaza summoned Principal Secretary (Medical and Health) Sanjay Agrawal and questioned him about the reasons for the delay in taking a decision on CBIs request for sanctions to prosecute 22 government officials 20 of them doctors in the two cases of fraud in NRHM in Lucknow The court also took the CBI to task for not submitting a status report on the progress in the investigation of the two murderswhich took place within six months of each other in 2010 and 2011 The agency is investigating all these matters on the orders of the High Court On May 28the CBI had sought two months time to complete the investigastion and a Bench of Justices Imtiyaz Murtaza and Vishnu Chandra Gupta had fixed the matter for today The court today ordered Agrawal to take a final decision on the CBI request by August 29 and inform the court accordingly It directed the CBI to file a status report on the two murder cases the same day Earlier in the morningthe CBI team probing the NRHM cases informed the court that they had sought sanction to prosecute 22 accused from the state medical and health department in June The CBI said they could not file the chargesheets in the two cases because of the states delay in granting the sanctions Taking cognizance of the CBIs pleathe court ordered for personal appearance of Principal Secretary (Medical and Health) before the court by 2 pm The IOs in CMO murder cases informed the court verbally that the investigation in both cases was going on and that they needed more time Taking the IOs to taskthe court ordered them to submit a status reportalong with an affidavit within 48 hours After 2 pmAgrawal appeared before the court and produced details of the process going on regarding the CBIs request He sought two weeks time to take a decisionbut the court fixed a deadline of August 29 The CBItoowas given a deadline of August 29 to file a status report in the CMO murder cases The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court had ordered CBI investigation 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