New Delhi: Fiscal deficit for the month of April was at Rs 1,57,048 crore which is 22 per cent of the budgeted estimate for the year 2019-20, slightly lower than what it was in the same period a year ago and as a percentage to the GDP, the fiscal deficit is at 0.75 per cent, Department of Expenditure (DoE) figures showed. These are the fiscal situation of the Central government as seen from the accounts for April 2019 of the Controller General of Accounts (CGA). For 2019-20, the fiscal deficit has been set at 3.4 per cent of the GDP in the interim Budget. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep Fiscal deficit is Rs 1,57,048 crore — 22 per cent of budget estimate (BE) (corresponding period for previous year – COPPY 24 per cent). The receipts are sufficient to cover only 38 per cent of expenditure. As a percentage to GDP, fiscal deficit is 0.75 per cent and revenue deficit is 0.61 per cent, the figures of Review of Accounts of April of the CGA stated. For April, the total expenditure of the government was Rs 2,54,679 crore or 9 per cent of BE (COPPY 9 per cent), comprising revenue expenditure of Rs 2,24,091 crore — 9 per cent of BE (COPPY 8 per cent) and capital expenditure of Rs 30,588 crore — 9 per cent of BE (COPPY 16 per cent). Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs Total receipts were Rs 97,631 crore –5 per cent of the BE (COPPY 4 per cent). Gross tax was Rs 1,21,190 crore — 5 per cent of the BE (COPPY 5 per cent). The net tax revenue to the Centre was of the order of Rs 71,637 crore — 4 per cent of BE after deducting devolution to states (Rs 49,544 crore) and collections under National Calamity Contingent Duty (NCCD) to be transferred to National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) (Rs 9 crore). Total receipts include Net Tax Revenue to Centre (Rs 71,637 crore), Non Tax Revenue (Rs 23,293 crore) and other receipts (Rs 2,701 crore). During the month of May, the plan releases for various schemes to the tune of Rs 2,012.70 crore were made to the states. A sum of Rs 49,543.62 crore was devolved to states as their share in Central Taxes and Duties. In addition, releases of the order of Rs 3,850.57 crore were made to the states in May, as recommended by the 14th Finance Commission. NDRF allocation was Rs 788.75 crore and Post Devolution Revenue Deficit (PDRD) was Rs 2,850.57 crore.
BEIJING — Senior Chinese economic officials say they will slash taxes, step up spending and help resolve financing problems of private and small enterprise to help counter the country’s worst slowdown since the global financial crisis.The officials said Tuesday that Beijing will keep its monetary policy stable but flexible. A deputy central bank governor, Zhu Hexin, said the People’s Bank of China was confident it can keep the value of the Chinese yuan steady.The officials were outlining plans for 2019 that were set at an annual policy meeting in December.In July-September, China’s economic growth sank to a post-crisis low of 6.5 per cent compared with a year earlier despite government efforts to stem the downturn by ordering banks to lend more and by boosting spending on public works construction.The Associated Press
29 September 2010Spotlighting the crucial role played by the so-called Group of 20 (G20) to prevent the economic crisis from spiralling into a depression, Singapore’s Foreign Minister issued a call at the General Assembly for the bloc to take the lead in breaking the deadlock in negotiations on reducing global trade barriers. “With the world becoming multipolar, global macroeconomic coordination has become more complicated,” George Yeo told the Assembly’s annual high-level debate yesterday.As the “global economy stared into an abyss” after the collapse of the financial services giant Lehmann Brothers two years ago, the G20 – accounting for some 85 per cent of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – was formed given the inability of the Group of Seven (G7) or Group of Eight (G8) to achieve such coordination, he added.“Going forward, the G20 has to go beyond the reform of international financial institutions and better coordination of fiscal, monetary and exchange rate policies,” Mr. Yeo said, warning of a potential double dip without a fundamental restructuring of the global economy.For this reform to occur, the global trading system must be kept open to allow prices to find their right levels, he pointed out.The Doha Round of the World Trade Organization (WTO) began in the Qatari capital in November 2001. The negotiations aim to liberalize trade worldwide, but have been stalled for several years.“In fighting protectionism in all its forms, the leadership of the G20 is critical,” the Minister stressed.Underlining the importance of development in the Doha talks, he called on G20 nations – accounting for 80 per cent of international trade – to take the helm in ensuring that the needs of developing nations are met.
“Civilians, including children, are paying the heaviest price in the ongoing conflict, as civilian infrastructure, such as schools and hospitals, continue to be hit,” said a statement issued by his spokesperson, citing Mr. Ban’s ongoing concern at the escalation of violence in the country since the Yemeni talks ended on 6 August.“The Secretary-General condemns the reported attack from the direction of Yemen that hit a workshop, killing at least seven civilians in Najran, Saudi Arabia yesterday, as well as the reported airstrike that hit a home in Nehm, east of Sana’a, in Yemen, which killed at least nine civilians,” said the statement. Through the statement, the UN chief reminded all parties of the utmost necessity to protect civilians and to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law.“He repeats his call on all parties to the conflict to immediately cease all hostilities and for the Yemeni parties to return to direct talks facilitated by his Special Envoy for Yemen,” the statement concluded. This is the Secretary-General’s third call this week for an end to the violence, having earlier condemned a reported airstrike on a school in northern Yemen that killed at least 10 children and injured many more over the past weekend. He called for a swift investigation into the incident. This was followed by condemnation of the reported coalition airstrike Monday on a rural hospital supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Hajjah, in which he noted that the parties to the conflict in Yemen have damaged or destroyed over 70 health centres, including three other MSF-supported facilities.Following nearly 16 months of conflict in Yemen, the cessation of hostilities was declared on 10 April. While peace talks between a Yemeni Government delegation and a delegation of the General People’s Congress and Ansar Allah continued, serious violations have occurred in Marib, al Jawf, Taiz and in the border areas with Saudi Arabia.On 6 August, the UN Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed announced a one-month break for the talks, during which “the focus will be on working with each side separately to crystalize precise technical details.”
“As the people’s organization, the United Nations needs to do better to foster trust, transparency, and efficiency,” Permanent Representative Ib Petersen told the Assembly’s annual General Debate. “If the UN is to remain a relevant and legitimate organization for peace, development and human rights, we must continue on this path of increased openness and transparency. This is in the shared interest of all Member States,” he said.But he said the UN’s recent record gave cause for optimism, based on the adoption of Agenda 2030 for sustainable development, the successful conclusion of the Paris Climate Agreement last December, and last week’s Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York.
“The expansion of services is a crucial development in South Sudan, where internally displaced persons, such as those living in the PoC [Protection of Civilian] sites, are among key populations that are considered to be at higher-risk of contracting HIV/AIDS,” Salma Taher, Global Fund Project Officer of the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM), explained the significance of this roll out. Last year, along with tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS was one of the leading causes of mortality in the PoC sites, where people are often unable to access to health facilities outside the sites due to safety or weak infrastructure.Since the roll out began, at protection sites in Bentiu, Malakal and Wau, in July, IOM has tested 213 people, with 16 testing positive and enrolling in antiretroviral treatment. With timely diagnosis and antiretroviral treatment, the life expectancy of HIV-positive patients has been proven to improve substantially, for about an additional 10 years, according to a recent study. The new comprehensive services are made possible for the broader public visiting the sites, rather than previously just services for pregnant mothers. Moreover, HIV/AIDS awareness-raising campaigns are carried out, and hundreds of peer counselors are being trained across the country. Mental health and psychosocial support are also provided to people living with HIV/AIDS and those affected by gender-based violence. This expansion of health services is a joint effort of IOM, the UN Development Fund, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculous and Malaria.
International Mining is pleased to announce that Paul Moore joined as Editor last week. He will already be familiar to many International Mining readers as he has been a key editorial figure in the mining industry for some years. Paul will have responsibility for the direction and content of the magazine, with support and advice from John Chadwick, the magazine’s founder. John remains Publisher and will continue to contribute articles each month. These will include some of the Great Mines (a series on Newmont Mining will run from January to June 2011) and Operations Focus Series of features that have become the hallmark of IM‘s unique content and style. John will also be expanding International Mining’s consulting activities in technological advisory roles, market research and mining industry communications, with support from Paul.Paul has very successfully edited mining publications for many years, and his in-depth and comprehensive take on technical feature writing as well as his insightful comment on key technology trends and industry consolidation is well known. As such, he will bring a lot of continuity to the existing International Mining style, but also fresh ideas.Paul has a Geological Sciences BSc from Durham University (1998) as well as an MSc in Mineral Deposit Evaluation (1999) from Imperial College in London. During his time at university he also spent four months carrying out exploration fieldwork in 1996 and 1997 in Bolivia, first with Corriente Resources and then with Rio Tinto.His mining/minerals journalism career began with the Metal Bulletin title, Industrial Minerals Magazine, in 2000 when he was appointedAssistant Editor. In early 2002, he moved to New York to write and manage the North American Minerals News title, as well covering the Americasfor Industrial Minerals as Senior Assistant Editor.During his two years of working in the US, Paul gave presentations at several high profile minerals-related events organised by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME), The Refractories Institute (TRI) and the Industrial Minerals Association – North America (IMA-NA). He also took responsibility for the Mineral PriceWatch title, a unique publication that covered mineral price movements and related them to key supply/demand changes.Soon after returning to the UK in late 2003, Paul was promoted to Deputy Editor and remained with Industrial Minerals in that role before joining Mining Magazine in April 2006. During his almost six years at Industrial Minerals, he organised and directed conferences in South Africa, the US, Mexico, Canada, Austria and China on a variety of topics; as well as travelling to numerous other countries to attend exhibitions and visit mineral producers and traders to research features. His articles have been widely referenced by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and others. He also wrote a chapter on minerals transportation for the 7th Edition of the SME publication, Industrial Minerals & Rocks.Paul and John as Editor and Publisher, respectively, will both be involved in first-hand reporting and mine site visits and together will be able to offer readers an even better global perspective. Their combined experience of the industry and its technoIogies and techniques is unmatched in mining journalism, which will allow us to keep readers even better informed about the best solutions, equipment and strategies from around the mining world to help them better overcome the challenges of this great industry. If you have any ideas or suggestions for editorial you would like to see within these pages, Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be happy to hear from you.Look for a refreshed International Mining under Paul’s management, in a publication that retains all the best features of the leading, and only monthly, technical publication for mining and metallurgical management across the metalliferous, industrial and energy mineral sectors.
Qatar 2015 ← Previous Story Romanian Handball Federation celebrates the golden generation 1996 Next Story → Croatia beat Serbia in warm-up for Qatar 2015 Poland failed their first test before World Championships as they lost in Oviedo 25:30 against Norway. Poor performance of the Polish team was soon reflected in the result – the last draw was 3:3 in 6. minute and since then Norway took the lead. Poles had a bad shooting efficiency – very often even if they managed to get through Norwegian defence, they were unable to hit the net or were rejected by the goalkeeper. Polish defence wasn’t much better, not to mention a lot of simple mistakes. The turn of events was close in the 52. minute when Poles, playing in double powerplay, managed to reduce the gap to 2 goals (23:25) but it was everything they could do that evening. Norway got back and won by 5.In the second game Spain beat Hungary 27:25.On Saturday Poland is going to face Hungary while Norway is playing against Spain.TEXT: MARTYNA USNARSKA
The new head-coach of Qatari team Al Quiada is Boris Denić. The former Slovenian NT coach (2011 – 2016) will lead the ambitious Qatari team, who already signed world’s class goalkeeper Danijel Šarić, in the upcoming season. Denic had significant results with the Slovenian NT, for example, the fourth place at the Men’s World Championship 2013 in Spain.His last tournament was World Championship 2015 in Qatar, where Slovenia took eighth place at the end.The Croatian coach also led RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko and RK Maribor Branik. Al QuiadaBoris DeničhandballQatar handball ← Previous Story Jordi Ribera to become Spanish NT coach? Next Story → Kretzschmar criticizes IHF resin-free decision: You should prove that is dangerous
Sergio Ramos has jokingly suggested that he might join Andres Iniesta in moving to China one day in the near futureThe Barcelona captain has recently announced that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season and is expected to confirm his move to the Chinese Super League in the upcoming weeks.Iniesta started in his final “El Clasico” match for Barcelona against rivals Real Madrid and received a warm applause by both sets of fans when he was later substituted in favour of Paulinho.Ramos, who at 32 years old is now approaching the twilight phase of his career, hinted that he would consider joining his Spanish international teammate at China at some point in the future.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Maybe Iniesta and I will meet in China in a few years!” said the Real captain, according to Goal.Despite the controversy that surrounded Real’s 2-2 draw against Barcelona on Sunday night, Ramos is more interested in their Champions League final against Liverpool later this month.“That’s why there is a referee, as they are the specialists,” said Ramos.“We played a good game. We would have liked to break their unbeaten run, but this was the right path for preparing the final in Kiev.”
AC Milan signed Pepe Reina from Napoli as a free player as his contract with the Partenopei is about to expire after the end of this season – but he isn’t coming as a replacement of Gianluigi Donnarumma.After the Spaniard had been signed, the speculations about the departure of the young keeper started to spread around – but sporting director Mirabelli denied that there is anything true about it.Mirabelli spoke about Donnarumma’s situation as he said, according to acmilan.theoffside.com:Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“We had the opportunity to get him for free – and we think it was useful strategically. We’ll have a lot of competition, Reina can help us off the pitch, in addition to his contribution on it. We need people with experience and he’s one of those.””I already told your other colleagues [in the media] that it’s not just down to Donnarumma, it involves everyone. A player has to come to us and tell us he doesn’t want to stay. That’s not the case with Donnarumma.”
Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny says the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer has increased the team’s attacking threat.Since joining Juventus in the summer, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 11 goals in 17 appearances, helping the Bianconeri top the Serie A table with seven points after 17 matches.Szczesny believes that Juve only have to focus on being solid at the back since they have a player like Ronaldo up front.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“I think Cristiano’s arrival has helped the team understand that if we do our job at the back, then something will happen up front,” Szczesny told Football Italia after their narrow 1-0 win against AS Roma.“We’ve got forwards like Cristiano Ronaldo, Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala who we know will create something. Therefore, if we remain solid at the back and don’t concede, we usually emerge with three points.“After all, victory means scoring one more goal than the opposition, so 1-0 is worth the same as winning 7-0. It’s true we have a lot of 1-0 wins, but in my view, that is the perfect football result. I’m a goalkeeper, so I’m happy if we don’t concede!”
A 12-year-old boy brought an airsoft gun to La Center Middle School on Thursday, prompting police response to the school. La Center Police Chief Marc Denney said that the boy brought the gun to school but kept it in his backpack in his locker. Other students told school officials about the gun at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, prompting La Center police to respond.No one was threatened in any way and the gun remained in the boy’s backpack, said district spokeswoman Laurie Kansanback.La Center Middle School was not placed on lockdown because there was no threat, Kansanback said.Police investigated and released the boy to the school. The agency plans to send its report on the incident to the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review of possible charges, which could include bringing a prohibited weapon to a school, Denney said.Police said they haven’t had any prior incidents involving the boy.
ITANAGAR: Another species of “impressed” tortoise, also known as “Manouria impressa” has been sighted for the second time since its discovery in Arunachal Pradesh in June this year. The second sighting of Manouria Impressa occurred at Kakoi area under Banderdewa forest division in Papum Pare district recently, officials said. The tortoise is a young male, which was rescued by one Waru Nakong, a native of Kakoi. The rescued tortoise was handed over to Itanagar zoo on Friday. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us “From the time I saw an earlier news report on the rescue of a tortoise, which was later handed over to the Itanagar zoo, I was concerned and told my father not to kill a tortoise if he happened to see one in future,” Mr Nakong said. The official said his father sighted the tortoise and informed him about it. He said that, earlier the villagers used to kill the tortoise for food, but now he is hopeful that they will surely know its importance, as the one rescued is endangered species. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us Range Forest Officer of Raga under Hapoli Forest Division, Bunty Tao has first discovered the rare species of the tortoise. Right now, there are three Manouria Impressa in the Itanagar Zoo, out of which two are males and one female. The one rescued from Kakoi is a young male tortoise. Because of the discovery of this rare species of tortoise in Arunachal, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has written a letter of appreciation to the State Forest Department, informed Tao. Advertise With Us The discovery of Manouria Impressa in June this year in Yazali under Lower Subansiri district has increased the total number to 29 species of non-marine chelonians and five recorded tortoises in the country. COMMENT According to an expert, the male is smaller than the female which is 30cm in length. This tortoise eats mushroom, cucumber, pumpkin along with few other selective food items, informed S C Paul, a forester in the Itanagar Biological Park.
-A college student was found dead at Munsefpara in the district town of Brahmanbaria on Saturday night.On information, police recovered the hanging body of Junaied Ahmed Anik, son of Jahirul Islam and student of Brahmanbaria Government College, from a house in the area around 8:30pm, said Sadar Model Police Station officer-in-charge Nobir Hossain.Later, the body was sent to District Sadar Hospital.Family members alleged that Anik has been murdered in a planned way.”After investigation, it will be cleared whether it’s a suicide or a murder,” said OC Nobir.
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:58 Share – / 16The exhibit “Paint the Revolution,” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) looks at how Mexican artists worked within the modernist movement of the 1910s through the 1950s.Mari Carmen Ramírez, MFAH’s Wortham Curator of Latin American Art, helped bring together over 200 works, including paintings, sculptures, and photography by prominent artists of the era.“Artists featured in the exhibition are ‘Los Tres Grandes,’ or ‘The Three Great’ ones: Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco,” Ramírez says. “As well as the very famous Frida Kahlo.”According to Ramírez, the works represent a golden period of Mexican art — that impacted the social and political scenes of its time.“This era of Mexican art provides the basis for what Mexico is today,” Ramírez says. “Everything we understand about Mexico today was really forged during the revolutionary period in the first half of the century.”The exhibition is open now through October 1st. X Listen
Used games are big business for video games stores and more general retailers including Amazon and Best Buy have also got in on the action due to the potential for profit. And now another well-known name is entering the field: Walmart.Walmart will next week launch its Video Game Trade-In program as part of its Gamecenter offering in-store. But why would you choose to trade-in at Walmart over visiting a dedicated games retailer? Because Walmart will take your games in return for a gift card, meaning you can use the cash to purchase anything in-store, online, or at Sam’s Club.While such an offer may not be too appealing for gamers looking to buy more games, it’s certainly going to be of interest to parents, or someone looking to offload their games collection with no intention of embracing next-gen consoles just yet.Walmart also wants to attract gamers who desire more games, though, so it’s promising to pay more for your used games while offering to sell new and used games cheaper. If they can pay more than other retailers, then Walmart will certainly do well, but we’ll have to wait until the service officially launches on March 26 to see how much better their prices are.Although Walmart intends to start buying used games from customers from Wednesday next week, it looks like we may be waiting a while to see them reappear for sale on store shelves. A “Certified Pre-Owned” collection of games is planned, but it won’t become available until the summer. If you’re wondering what the certification means, Walmart claims each game will be refurbished and sold “like-new.”
Episode 2 of the Browns Hard Knocks season airs tonight, and the Browns are proving to be an embarrassment of riches for HBO.During Day 14 of camp, three fights broke out, including a scrap between #1 wide receiver Jarvis Landry and DB Terrance Mitchell. The rumble broke out when Landry chucked a ball at Mitchell’s head after getting shoved to the ground following a receptionr. Landry ended up getting swept up in a tsunami of Browns defenders before everyone was eventually separated.Jarvis Landry is the unquestioned MVP of training camp content. You don’t even need an HBO subscription to watch this:
Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. News | January 26, 2009 Fuji to Select Radiology Residents for ARRS Educational Grant January 27, 2009 – FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA will for the fifth year fund educational travel grants for the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Annual Meeting, April 26 –May 1st in Boston, MA, providing two radiology residents or fellows with grants valued at $2,500 each to pay for registration and courses for the entire ARRS meeting, as well as lodging and travel to and from the conference. Applications for the grant are being accepted now through February 13th, and the award winners will be notified February 27th, and formally recognized during the Scholars and Awards session that will be held on Tuesday, April, 27 at 11 a.m. at the ARRS’s 109th meeting. Program requirements are as follows:- Applicants must be a third or fourth year radiology resident or a fellow at the time of the ARRS Annual Meeting in April 2009.- Awardees must currently be enrolled in a residency program in the U.S. – Awardees must either be a current member of ARRS or have a membership application pending at the time of the application. (Residents and fellows are provided complimentary membership to the ARRS. Log on to www.arrs.org for a membership application if you are not currently a member.)For more information: contact Katie Reynolds, email@example.com (link sends e-mail), or Heather Curry, hcurry@ARRS.ORG (link sends e-mail) FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. 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Related posts:President Solís, church leaders discuss Cuban migrant crisis The fate of thousands of Cuban migrants will be determined at a Quality Inn Crisis at the border: Costa Rica weighs its options after Nicaragua violently turns back Cuban migrants Stranded Cuban migrants say goodbye to Costa Rica as airlift begins LIBERIA, Guanacaste — Juan Carlos Rubio, a 32-year-old Cuban factory worker, couldn’t get his age right on the first try.“I’m 33, no, 32. I turn 33 on Jan. 11,” he told The Tico Times with a smile at the Bethel Church shelter here where Rubio and 75 other Cuban migrants have been living for the last month. “My plan is to celebrate it in the United States.”But Rubio’s chances of making it to the U.S. in time for his birthday got slimmer Tuesday evening when the latest attempt by the Costa Rican government to negotiate a pathway through Central America for the migrants fell apart. Belize’s refusal to receive the migrants means that thousands of Cuban migrants will remain — for the time being at least — stuck in temporary shelters as the holidays approach.Foreign Minister Manuel González, who is preparing to visit Cuba with President Luis Guillermo Solís on Dec. 14, said that the Costa Rican government is “deeply disappointed” with Belize’s decision, according to a statement from the ministry.“Without a doubt, this decision significantly complicates the situation for the Cuban migrants in Costa Rica and postpones their exit from the country,” González said Tuesday evening.The Foreign Ministry urged Cubans who are thinking of traveling to the U.S. through Central America to avoid leaving now. Costa Rica does not have the means to house the growing number of Cubans, the Foreign Ministry said . According to figures from the Immigration Administration, more than 4,300 Cubans with temporary transit visas are in Costa Rica and roughly 3,400 are staying in 14 different temporary shelters — like the one Rubio is in at Liberia. An estimated 100 Cubans arrive daily at Costa Rica’s southern border with Panama.Costa Rica has been housing Cuban migrants since mid-November when Nicaragua closed its border to them on Nov. 15, with Nicaraguan soldiers pushing back several hundred migrants with truncheons and tear gas. Nicaragua’s refusal to let the Cubans pass on their way to the United States exacerbated an already complicated situation. A camp for Cuban migrants in Costa Rica. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico TimesCentral American countries require Cubans to have entry visas, including Costa Rica. But faced with a sudden influx of migrants, Costa Rica started issuing temporary transit visas to the migrants with the hope that they would continue on their way to the U.S. where they enjoy preferential immigration status.Belize’s government said that the subject of Cuban immigration was a regional issue that should be addressed by all the countries in the isthmus. But the first go at a regional solution fell flat. A meeting of foreign ministers from the Central American Integration System, or SICA, on Nov. 25 did not resolve the crisis. In the following weeks, Guatemala announced that it would not receive the migrants, and on Dec. 3. Mexico said it would receive them but that they had to pass through another country first.As regional leaders continue to play hot potato with the migrants, life in the camps drags on. Here at the Bethel camp outside downtown Liberia, lines of colorful laundry drying in the sun crisscross the open space around the camp. Portable toilets at the far fence supplement the handful of restrooms and wash stations. A police officer is stationed at the gate to the camp, which closes at midnight.Men and women look for chores or other tasks to keep themselves occupied. One group of men started clearing brush around a fence. Another sat in the shade talking as a man gave haircuts with an electric razor. Those with smartphones used Facebook and WhastApp to keep in touch with family. Others lounge in the heat on National Emergency Commission stamped foam mattresses, surfing YouTube to pass the time.The main pastime is listening to the news, hoping for word of when they will be able to leave.“You spend the days listening to the news,” said Yuniesky Martínez, a 33-year-old electrical engineer. “Bad news can change everyone’s mood. But when there’s something positive people get excited. They’re ready to move forward, make something of themselves.”Liudmila Pérez, a 25-year-old high school Spanish teacher back in Cuba, mopped the floor in the room she shared with three other people. The boredom was the worst part, she said.The Costa Rica government “covers our basic needs. Nothing luxurious but all the basics,” said Esmirdo Pérez, 50, who was cutting grass with a machete. “The Costa Ricans have been too nice to us,” he said.No one wanted to talk about it much but the possibility of passing Christmas in the migrant shelter loomed over many, including Pérez.“I hope there’s no one here by the 24th.” Cuban migrant Daury Leal, 39, holds 11-month-old Yeryko Boza, the son of a fellow migrant, in a refugee camp in Liberia. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Facebook Comments