18
October
2019

Minor girl thrashed by village elder for elopement

first_imgAmaravati: In a horrific incident, a minor Dalit girl was mercilessly beaten up by a village elder in public for eloping with a youth in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district. The incident occurred in KP Hall village on Thursday, but came to light after the video went viral late on Friday. The 17-year-old girl was beaten up by 70-year-old Boya Lingappa during a village panchayat in which she and her 20-year-old cousin Sai Kiran were pulled up for eloping and bringing a bad name to their families and the village. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ At the panchayat, the couple was made to sit down and humiliated in front of all villagers. Enraged over the girl’s refusal to stop having any relation with the youth, Lingappa started thrashing her, first with bare hands and then with stick. He even kicked her. He also thrashed Sai Kiran. The girl’s parents had approached Lingappa after she eloped with the boy 10 days ago. When the couple returned, Lingappa was called to hold the panchayat. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Anantapur District Superintendent of Police B. Satya Yesu Babu said they received no complaint from the parents of either the girl or the youth. However, based on the video evidence a suo moto case was registered against Lingappa under Section 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian Penal Code. However, the accused has not been arrested as the villagers reportedly threatened to protest outside the police station. Claiming that it is their family matter, the villagers told police to keep off. As the girl is minor, Sai Kiran may be booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.last_img read more

14
October
2019

Elder accuses Budweiser of using his art to sell beer

first_imgTina HouseAPTN NewsRobert Yelton looks up at the totem pole and says the eagle is his daughter Lenora and the raven below is him.His son, Peter, is the wolf. At the very bottom is his mother – holding them all up.Yelton carved the pole in 2009 and it sits among others in the Vancouver’s Stanley Park.So when his family saw it on a beer advertisement during a trip in Hawaii a few months ago he couldn’t believe it.“How could Budweiser do that, you know?” he said. “Just to come and take our culture and not even to ask or have any consideration is not right.”Shain Jackson is a former lawyer and now a full-time artist and thinks it’s blatant copyright infringement.“Would they have been so arrogant to go and take a non-Indigenous artists work? Do they come after our Indigenous artists work because they know we don’t have the resources to after them in court?” he said.Robert Yelton standing with his memorial totem pole he carved for his late mother Rose Cole Yelton. It’s located in Stanley Park. PHOTO: APTN’s Tina HouseLuckily for Yelton lawyers from across Canada and the United States have agreed to represent him pro bono and have ensured his copyright on the totem pole.Adding insult to injury is the fact that Yelton is a recovering alcoholic since 1976 and became a drug and alcohol counsellor.He said there’s no way he’d let his work represent something he’s been fighting all these years.Budweiser didn’t immediately respond to questions from APTN News.thouse@aptn.calast_img read more

08
October
2019

Sharma calls for credible polling votecounting

The Commonwealth Observer Group was constituted by Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma following an invitation from the Office of the Commissioner of Elections of Sri Lanka. In a statement, the Secretary-General said: “I am delighted that the Commonwealth, which has a strong history of supporting Sri Lanka during its elections, has been invited to observe the parliamentary elections on 17 August.” Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma has called for credible polling and vote-counting in Sri Lanka during the August 17 Parliamentary election.A team of Commonwealth observers led by the former President of Malta, Dr George Abela, will be deployed to Sri Lanka for Parliamentary Elections scheduled for 17 August 2015. Sharma added: “It is my hope and expectation that the country will continue in its tradition of conducting credible polling and vote-counting, and that the remainder of the campaign period, election day and the post-election period will be marked by adherence to the country’s election laws.”The Commonwealth Observer Group’s mandate is to observe and consider the various factors affecting the credibility of the electoral process as a whole. The group will determine in its own judgement whether the elections have been conducted according to the standards to which Sri Lanka has committed itself, with reference to national legislation and relevant regional, Commonwealth and international commitments. The observer group is impartial and independent and will conduct itself according to the standards of the International Declaration of Principles for Elections Observation, to which the Commonwealth is a signatory.The group will submit its report to the Commonwealth Secretary-General, who will send it to the Government of Sri Lanka, the Office of the Commissioner of Elections, political parties, and to all Commonwealth governments. Thereafter it will be published on the Commonwealth’s website.A staff support team of five persons from the Commonwealth Secretariat led by Martin Kasirye, Head of the Secretariat’s Electoral Support Section, will support the nine member observer group. (Colombo Gazette) read more

25
September
2019

Bankers wife who spent £16m in Harrods has £400000 of jewellery seized

Her husband worked for the state bank in Azerbaijan between 2001 and 2008 when his salary was estimated to have been around £54,000 a year. Despite this, at the time of his arrest his wealth was estimated to be in the region of £55 million. Among the items were a Boucheron sapphire and ruby necklace valued at up to £120,000.Investigators also seized a Van Cleef & Arpels pearl necklace which was valued at £20,000 despite having originally been purchased her husband, Jahangir Hajiyev, in San Moritz in 2008 for £280,000. A sapphire and ruby pendant was among the items of jewellery seized 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. Zamira Hajiyeva lives in a £15 million house in KnightsbridgeCredit:Paul Grover The banker’s wife at the centre of a McMafia-style financial investigation has had hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of jewellery seized from an auction house where it was being valued ahead of a sale.Zamira Hajiyeva, 55, is currently the subject of the UK’s first Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) case, amid allegations that she used stolen money to fund an extraordinarily lavish lifestyle.Her husband is the former chairman of the state-owned International Bank of Azerbaijan, and was sentenced to 15 years in jail in 2016 for defrauding the bank out £2.2bn.Last month it was revealed Mrs Hajiyeva, who lives in Knightsbridge, west London, had spent more than £16 million at the nearby Harrods department store.She has denied that the source of her wealth is illegal and is challenging the UWO in the courts.But earlier this week investigators from the National Crime Agency (NCA), who are looking into her financial background, seized almost 50 items of high value jewellery from Christie’s auction house. Around £400,000 worth of jewellery was seized by the NCA from Christie’s Mrs Hajiyeva, who has lived in the UK for more than a decade, is the first person to be the subject of a UWO, which were introduced in an effort to clamp down on people laundering cash in Britain.As well as spending more than £16 million in the Harrods department store over a ten-year period, Mrs Hajiyeva owns a five-bedroom house worth £15 million and also bought the Mill Ride golf and country club in Ascot for £10.5 million.She is also said to have owned a £35 million private jet and had a wine cellar stocked with some of the world’s most expensive vintages. Zamira Hajiyeva lives in a £15 million house in Knightsbridge The National Crime Agency alleges that Mrs Hajiyev used fraudulent funds to purchase her home, which is just a short walk from the famous Harrods department store.It was alleged that she paid a deposit of £4 million for the house in 2009 and had cleared her £7.4 million mortgage in just five years.She had made an unsuccessful application to discharge the UWO, but her lawyers are appealing that judgment.She has denied all the claims and her lawyers have stressed that the UWO is part of an investigative process rather than a criminal procedure and does not involved the finding of any criminal offence. Around £400,000 worth of jewellery was seized by the NCA from Christie's A sapphire and ruby pendant was among the items of jewellery seized The NCA said it had seized the items because investigators believed that the source of the money that had been used to buy them warranted further examination.Earlier this week a district judge at Westminster Magistrates Court said the NCA could hang onto the items for six months to allow further investigation to take place.The items were seized from Christie’s auction house in London, where they were being valued for Zamira Hajiyeva’s daughter, Leyla Mahmudova.The NCA said Christie’s auction house had co-operated with the investigation and had complied with a formal request for information regarding the listed assets. read more

17
September
2019

House of Assembly motion calls for InterHealth Canada Investigation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 27 Jan 2015 – The country should have already moved to capitation from cost plus in the case of the Interhealth Canada agreement for health care and health management at the country’s two hospitals. Capitation is basically a pre-determined amount for what health care in the country would cost; cost plus is a more free system where the country is paying a standard amount plus additional costs as presented by Interhealth Canada. Today during the House of Assembly debate, the Leader of the Opposition, Sharlene Robinson called for a three pronged investigation into the 10 bed and 20 bed facilities in Grand Turk and Provo. Hon Robinson asked the members of the House to support the investigation and the Governor’s appointed member, Hon John Phillips said he agrees and supports.“I would have to say we have been underwhelmed by the success so far of the Interhealth Canada project. We are very concern, I have personally experienced three employees, one who is now dead, one who luckily survived because we sent him to Miami and the other one who is in very bad shape. I think an operation of scale which costs the government – I don’t remember the total figure we were just quoted – but $800 and some million over a 25-year period I think it is correct for the House to call for Interhealth Canada to provide us with audited statements, not only financial but technical, clinical whatever you were term; I think this is important not only to the government and the consolidated fund but also to the National Health Insurance program. We here in the House must demonstrate clearly that we are concerned and that we wish to bring InterHealth into line and we wish them to disclose honestly, openly and in a transparent manner to the people of the islands that they are doing their best to provide us with a service.”The Opposition Leader shared there was explained early on that in three years, there would be a review of ICL, yet in 2013 there were questions about the review and government said it would not take place until 2015, six years later the country is still awaiting financial and clinical audits. Opposition appointed member, Hon Clarence Selver reminded that the entire agreement was struck to reduce the costs of overseas healthcare, but the figures show a steady incline in those expenses absorbing the lion share of the national budget each year at 22%. Selver expressed outrage and called it unacceptable that the Turks and Caicos who hired InterHealth Canada is now made to wait on information as they continue to pay the unaudited bills. He charged that the PNP Administration is proving that it does not have compassion on the issue, that the government is not representing the people well. The motion wants answers on the cost of construction, the operational agreement of the contract from beginning to end and why a 10 bed and 20 bed facility costs what it costs. Related Items:clarence selver, interhealth canda, investigaTION, john phillips, Pdm, pnp, sharlene cartwright-robinson TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for you Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’last_img read more

17
September
2019

Another Year of Health Fitness Fun at the 7th Annual FortisTCI Spring

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (March 24, 2015) – Since 2009, FortisTCI based in Providenciales, has had the pleasure of hosting one of the largest walkathons in the Turks and Caicos Islands. This event from inception has encouraged participants to step into spring on a healthy foot. This year was no different as the Providenciales community came out in droves to ring in spring and promote healthy living among all.With well over 500 participants, citizens, residents, and visitors came together for a morning of fun, family, friends, healthy food, and fitness activities. The morning started with a warm-up, followed by the walk, run, and cycle events before opening activity stations, health screenings, and serving the traditional TCI Saturday hot breakfast, a usual hit with the crowd.Prizes were awarded to this year’s fastest runners and cyclist.Top male and female in the 10K route were: Lofton Seymour and Rebecca Bernadine. Top male and female FortisTCI employees in the 10K route were: Verdieu Nore and Kebba Morgan. Each winner took home a Nutribullet Pro 9000 to help them keep up their healthy lifestyles.The first place cyclist was Cameron Thompson, who was awarded a Sigma ROX 5.0 cycling computer.The first child (under 13) to cross the finish line was Justin Parker. Justin received a Kindle Fire HD6.The largest corporate group in attendance was once again Scotia Bank with 28 employees present at the time of counting. Their group went home with gym bags and exercise goodies.FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell said, “Since moving to the Turks and Caicos Islands, I have noticed something different in the mornings and the evenings. I see more people walking and running alongside the roadways, on the track, and in the gyms. That means that people have become more health conscious and living better, healthier lifestyles. We as employees of FortisTCI and members of the TCI community, want to be a part of this healthy movement and will continue to promote healthy living through this event and others just like it each year.”FortisTCI wishes to express thanks to the Honourable Premier and Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human Services, Dr. Rufus Ewing for bringing remarks, the Ministry of Health Nursing Team who assisted with blood sugar and high blood pressure testing, the Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force for ensuring participants were safe while on the road, the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team, Pastor Colby from Healing Waters Ministries for offering blessings, Ainara from Graceway Sports Centre for conducting the warm-up and cool-down, the National Cancer Society, the Diabetes Association, the Red Cross, Provo Roadrunners, Junior Achievement group Island Jewels, Members of the Media, and the FortisTCI 2015 Spring Fun Walk & Run Committee and supporting staff and volunteers. FortisTCI would also like to express its gratitude and appreciation for the wonderful community that came together to make the event the success that it was. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:fortis tci, health and fitness, spring fun walk TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieves Rave Reviews for National Science Fair ideas FortisTCI reveals Education Week winnerslast_img read more

09
September
2019

Key Issues Linger As Legislative Sessions End Closes In

first_imgThe Alaska State Legislature is scheduled to gavel out on Sunday, before the stroke of midnight. But many of the issues lawmakers have delved into – the budget, Medicaid, marijuana – are still unsettled. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez joins us to talk about what the end game for the legislative session looks like.Download AudioLori: Is everyone in a frenzy trying to get things done before Sunday?Alexandra: If you walked through the Capitol right now, it wouldn’t look like it. It’s almost eerie. Hallways are empty. Committee hearings being delayed and interrupted, and in many cases canceled. It’s almost like being in the eye of the storm. Caucuses are meeting behind closed doors to hash out last minute deals, and there’s a sense that things are happening but people don’t want to talk lest they blow those deals up. One of the things that’s really striking is you have fewer lobbyists trolling the halls going into the final stretch of session. There was one I spoke to who suggested it was because we were in a budget deficit. When there’s no money to spend on projects, there’s nothing to really run around over.Lori: Passing a budget is the Legislature’s biggest obligation right now. Where do we stand there?Alexandra: Yesterday, the House Finance Committee removed language from the capital budget that would have authorized the state to spend money from its constitutional budget reserve. That’s the state’s $10 billion rainy day fund, and a three-quarter vote in both the House and the Senate is required to tap it. In the Senate, the Republican majority has a large enough membership that they’re okay there. But in the House, the Republican majority is going to need to pull four votes from minority members to get it through.Another thing of note is that more than $40 million was added to the capital budget in support of the Knik Arm Bridge project. This was a bit of a surprise, given that Gov. Bill Walker has saidLori: Are we seeing much public pressure on the Legislature to get specific things done?Alexandra: Yesterday, there was a rally to encourage Medicaid expansion on the Capitol steps. And then today, we just had a totally surreal situation where two protests on very different issues were happening simultaneously. You had a bunch of high school age students offering public testimony on cuts to education, because money for schools was stripped out of the budget and put to a vote before the public could comment on it. And then on the other side of the street, you had anti-abortion protesters displaying some pretty graphic imagery. IfLori: Does it look like we may go into extra innings?Alexandra: The governor has said getting Medicaid expansion through is a must-have for him, and that he’s willing to call legislators back if they don’t pass it. So, we could see a special session there. Legislators also have the option of just extending the session by a month, because even though a citizen’s initiative a few years ago capped the session limit to 90 days, the Constitution still allows them to meet for 121 days. Now, there’s a question of logistics tied up in all this. Most legislators have leases that end by May 1st, and a lot have cars ready to ship on the ferry. That might serve as an incentive to get work done.last_img read more

05
September
2019

Olas Shalabh Seth resigns adding to cabhailing services long list of seniorlevel

first_imgOla cabs will dispense cashOla/MediaKitEven though cab-hailing service Ola should be coming up with ways to fight cutthroat competition, especially with the entry of another cab-hailing service in the form of Namma TYGR in Bengaluru, Ola seems to be struggling with issues within the firm. In a fresh blow, Ola’s chief executive of its cab leasing business Shalabh Seth has resigned from his post.Seth had joined Ola in January 2017 from brewer SABMiller India, where has was the chief executive officer. He will leave the Bengaluru-based firm by the end of the month, sources familiar with the matter told Livemint. Now, Ola too has confirmed Seth’s resignation.The cab-hailing service has been struggling to retain senior-level employees for a while now and Seth’s resignation adds on to the long list of executives that have stepped down. Chief financial officer Rajiv Bansal, design head Sunit Singh and chief marketing officer Raghuvesh Sarup have already left Ola, and the year 2017 also saw chief operating officer of offline initiatives Anuj Bhargava and Sriram V. Iyer, head of engineering and senior director at Ola Innovation Labs, bidding adieu.Ola hired former PepsiCo executive Vishal Kaul as its chief operating officer and former Flipkart executive Saikiran Krishnamurthy as well, but sources told the daily that more exits could be in the pipeline. Shalabh Seth resigns from his post at OlaLinkedIn/ShalabhSethAmid these resignations, new cab-hailing service Namma TYGR may just add on to Ola’s woes. The cab firm not only promises better and more efficient services but also intends to keep the troubles of the cab drivers in mind.Namma TYGR is backed by Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy and has been started by drivers who were not happy working with Ola and Uber and were also dissatisfied with their incentive schemes, reported Business Standard.Unlike Ola and Uber, which reportedly change the incentive schemes for drivers often, Namma TYGR has said that it would only charge 12 percent from the driver’s earnings per trip, which is said to be less than half of what its competitors charge.Well, it looks like it’s time for Ola to pull up its socks in terms of competition as well as straightening things within the firm.last_img read more

03
September
2019

50 univ teachers condemn DU authorities for DUCSU polls rigging

first_imgStudents recover sacks filled with stamped ballot papers at the reading room of Bangladesh Kuwait-Maitree Hall before DUCSU polls voting began on 11 March. Photo: Dipu MalakarFifty teachers of different universities on Saturday criticised the Dhaka University (DU) authorities for failure to take actions against the teachers who committed or collaborated with anomalies in recent students’ union elections.In a statement, they condemned the DU provosts for their demand to punish eight teachers who observed the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) polls and pointed out various irregularities.“The nation will not forget in the next 50 years, the way they (the provosts) rigged polls and helped in rigging votes and thus damaged the image of the university,” the signatories of the statement observed.The signatories include professor Nehal Karim of sociology department at DU, Anu Muhammad of Jahangirnagar University (JU), Ali Riaz of University of Illinois, USA, former professor of international relations department at DU Akmal Hossain, Manosh Chowdhury of JU, Mirza Taslima Sultana of JU, Wakilur Rahman of Bangladesh Agriculture University, Rubayet Ferdous of DU, Kaberi Gain of DU and Mohammad Tanjimuddin Khan.Referring to the demand of the provosts’ committee to punish the eight teachers for unlawfully monitoring the polls and damaging the university’s reputation, the 50 teachers insisted that the teachers have the authority to apply proctorial authority in accordance with the Dhaka University Order 1973.They argued that the eight teachers had rather worked in favour of the university administration by pointing out the irregularities committed in the DUCSU elections.“Had the university administration taken the observations into cognizance, it would have benefitted and regained image slightly,” the signatories said.They regretted that the provosts’ committee, after a meeting on 18 March, spoke against those who divulged irregularities whereas they remained silent about the vote rigging.“They proved their personal interest and allegiance to party…. They proved their bankruptcy and lack of respect for dissent,” read the statement.The signatories mentioned that the incidents of rigging and ballot stuffing as well as obstruction to voters were already reported on the social media and in the media outlets.The DU authorities, while offering foods to the students who observed hunger strike, virtually admitted that the election had not been held in a completely fair atmosphere. All panels except ruling party student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League also pulled out of the electoral race on the voting day alleging massive irregularities, they added.In view of the truth and ethical standpoint of the eight teachers, the signatories demanded that the DU authorities would express regret for their moral failure.last_img read more

31
August
2019

HC takes initiative to find new school for sexual abuse victim

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to secure the future of a girl, who was allegedly sexually abused by two teachers last year when she was 4, the Calcutta High Court on Monday took the initiative to get her admitted to a different school.Justice Nadira Patherya directed the school here, where the incident allegedly took place, to formulate guidelines for its teachers on dealing with its students to ensure their safety and a proper personality development.The court ordered the school to submit the guidelines before the court on September 20. The court observed that it may consider a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for all schools in West Bengal, setting guidelines for teachers and the educational institutions on dealing with children. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeJustice Patherya asked the father of the girl to suggest the name of a school that he would want her daughter to get admitted to, before the court on Friday.The direction came after Priyanka Tibrewal, lawyer for the girl’s father, submitted before the court that several schools have refused admission to the girl on the ground that she has attained the age of 5 years and crossed the cut-off age for admission.The father of the child had moved a petition before the court claiming police inaction in ensuring trial of the accused persons. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe state counsel told the court that investigation in the case has been completed, charge sheet have been filed against the accused persons and trial has also commenced.The parents of the girl had withdrawn the girl from the school following her alleged sexual abuse by two games teachers in November, 2017, Tibrewal told the court, adding that the child has been going to a play school since then.The incident had allegedly taken place on November 30, 2017 in the school and the father had filed a police complaint stating that his daughter had been sexually abused by two physical education teachers inside the school premises.last_img read more

29
August
2019

Rainbows or polka dots Adorable advert puts the man in manicure

first_imgIt’s pretty clear that the daughter is thrilled with her Dad’s colour choices, smiling and giggling throughout.At one point, the dad even matches his nails to the colours of the rainbow and to his daughter’s dress.Adverts can often give important social commentary, including the casual inclusion of LGBT+ people, and adverts that challenge gender stereotypes.Earlier this month, an advert in New Zealand was aimed at discouraging the negative connotations that the word “gay” can carry when incorrectly used as an insult.When a man in this advert drops his sandwich, he refers to the incident as “gay.”His friend attempts to show a distinction between the sadness of dropping a sandwich and being gay by saying: “It’s deeply disappointing, but it’s not gay.”Hopefully, this trend of adorable and socially aware adverts will continue.Watch the advert below:[embedded content]Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The advert tells the story of a father and daughter bonding over nail polish on “Dad’s nail polish day.”It opens with the pair realising that they have no nail polish to hand.To fix the situation, the father and daughter start going through a range of polishes on an app.As the Dad swipes through the nail polish options his nails change colour, much to the delight of his daughter.Later, his daughter begins to hold up objects for her dad to match his nail polish colour to in a sweet display of teamwork. A new advert has given us all a reason to smile with this charming story about a dad, a daughter and some nail polish.Mastercard has released a heartwarming new advert that challenges gender stereotypes in a delightful way. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) LGBTI rapper CupcaKKe gets upfront in new queer video ‘Crayons’Duncan James shares cute story of how he came out to Geri Halliwell after dating herLGBT mental health service slammed for ‘crass and exploitative’ advertsPINK NEWS-last_img read more

27
August
2019

MRI Improves Diagnosis of Microbleeding after Brain Injury in Military Personnel

first_img Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Neuro Imaging | September 15, 2015 MRI Improves Diagnosis of Microbleeding after Brain Injury in Military Personnel Researchers determine imaging closer to time of injury improves detection of microhemorrhagescenter_img Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Stroke | August 16, 2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute…. read more Related Content Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more September 15, 2015 — Imaging patients soon after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to more accurate detection of cerebral microhemorrhages, or microbleeding on the brain, according to a study of military service members. Results were published online in the journal Radiology.Cerebral microhemorrhages occur as a direct result of TBI and can lead to severe secondary injuries such as brain swelling or stroke. The ability to monitor the evolution of microhemorrhages could provide important information regarding disease progression or recovery.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Injury and Prevention Control, about 1.7 million people in the United States sustain TBI each year. Furthermore, the Institute of Medicine reports that 20 to 23 percent of military service members deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq have sustained TBI while serving.“TBI is a large problem for our military service members and their families,” said Gerard Riedy, M.D., Ph.D., chief of neuroimaging at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. “We found that many of those who have served and suffered this type of injury were not imaged until many, many months after injury occurred, thus resulting in lower rates of cerebral microhemorrhage detection which delays treatment.”For the study, Riedy and colleagues used susceptibility-weighted imaging—a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that provides improved visibility of blood and is highly sensitive to hemorrhage—to evaluate 603 military service members with TBI. The median time from point of injury to imaging was 856 days. Of the 603 military service members who participated in the study, 7 percent were found to have at least one occurrence of cerebral microhemorrhage.The patients were divided into four groups based on time since the injury occurred, ranging from less than three months to over a year. The results found that those who were imaged more than a year after the injury had a much lower occurrence of cerebral microhemorrhages than those who were scanned 12 months or fewer after TBI.Cerebral microhemorrhage was identified in 24 percent of military personnel who were imaged within three months post-injury, compared to 5.2 percent of the patients who were imaged over a year later. The researchers attribute this to changes in iron deposits in the brain as time goes on, making it more difficult to detect microbleeding.“Early characterization of cerebral microhemorrhages may help to explain clinical symptoms of acute TBI and identify the severity of brain damage,” Riedy said. “We believe that having access to MRI in the field would facilitate early detection of TBI, thus providing timely treatment.”The study also supports previous claims that using susceptibility-weighted imaging to evaluate brain injury patients may be more effective than conventional MRI. In this study’s capacity, using susceptibility-weighted imaging resulted in detecting significantly more microhemorrhages due to a higher spatial resolution and signal, with 77 percent of cerebral microhemorrhages appearing more evident through susceptibility-weighted imaging when compared to conventional MRI.For more information: www.nicoe.capmed.mil FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

19
August
2019

Uber starts service in Costa Rica Friday afternoon

first_imgUber is a smartphone application that allows riders to hail a private car using their phone’s GPS service and pay for the ride with a pre-loaded credit card. There are already ride-hailing apps in Costa Rica, like Easy Taxi, but these services do not support Uber’s online payment system that avoids the need to exchange cash or credit cards in the taxi.Max Cortés, Uber’s expansion manager for Latin America, previously told The Tico Times that Uber rides would be roughly 15 percent cheaper than their red taxi competitors. Base ride fares for Uber in Costa Rica start at ₡1,000, just under $2. The service will be offered along the central corridor of the San José Greater Metropolitan Area, from Lindora to San José to Curridabat, and Heredia.The company has been holding regular training sessions in San José since Aug. 15 for interested drivers. All Uber vehicles need to be 2008 models or newer, have four doors, and pass a vehicle inspection by the company. Drivers need to pass a background check and have all the legal requirements to drive in Costa Rica. Commercial car insurance that covers them for accidents and damage to their vehicle, passengers and third parties is also required.Non-Costa Ricans who have a valid residency (cédula) and meet all the previous requirements can drive for Uber, according to an email from the company. Facebook Comments Related posts:Uber starts accepting drivers in Costa Rica but government threatens fines Uber to offer rides in Costa Rica starting under $2 Costa Rican police leadership denies targeting Uber drivers  Uber up and running in Costa Rica despite red light from Transport Ministry Friday morning, the ride-hailing service Uber tweeted that it would be starting service in Costa Rica by 4:00 p.m.To kick off operations, the company announced the promotional code “PuraVida” to cover a user’s first two ride up to ₡5,000 each. Seguro. Cómodo. Con Estilo. Pide hoy tu #UberTico y prueba como estamos revolucionando la movilidad. pic.twitter.com/fi0pUBDxog— Uber Costa Rica (@Uber_CR) August 21, 2015 ¿Estas listo para pedir #UberTico? ¡Los usuarios nuevos pueden usar el código PuraVida para tener dos viajes de hasta 5 mil colones gratis!— Uber Costa Rica (@Uber_CR) August 21, 2015last_img read more

17
August
2019

Shortterm visits to Australia continue to rise

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H 5.9 million short-term trips were made by overseas visitors to Australia in 2010, up from the 5.6 million movements recorded in 2008 and 2009. According to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), visitor numbers from New Zealand were the highest, comprising 20 per cent of those coming to Australia. The UK, the USA, China and Japan round out the top five source countries, together with NZ accounting for more than half of all short-term arrivals into the country in 2010. According to the figures, 46 per cent of short-term arrivals visited Australia for holidays, with 24 per cent visiting friends and relatives. 38 per cent of visitors reported New South Wales as their intended destination, with Queensland the next most popular with 25 per cent and Victoria with 21 per cent. 25-29 years comprised the peak age group of those visiting Australia on a short-term basis. NSW attracts the most short-term visitorslast_img read more

16
August
2019

Morocco to bring about cultural tourism development in the Medina of Fez

first_imgThe Morocco Minister of tourism, the Wali of the Fez-Meknes region, the President of the Fez-Meknes region, and the Mayor of Fez chaired a meeting to focus on local tourism development programme integrated with culture and the inclusion of handicraft sales, with special attention to the Medina of the city of Fez.Listed as a world heritage site, the Medina of Fez boasts of a unique architectural heritage, combined with an ancient social etiquette. Therefore, as part of the tourism, handicrafts, housing, and culture sectoral strategies, several measures have been taken with a view to developing Fez’s tourism and cultural assets, particularly by establishing thematic tours, restoring monuments, and improving the urban environment.The cultural tourism development programme follows the lines established by the Government as regards regionalisation, decentralisation, and developing local expertise. It aims mainly at strengthening the attractiveness of Medina’s tourism potential with regard to Improving tourist facilities (tourist information kiosks, etc); Heritage interpretation (markers, ICT, scenography); Developing architectural heritage (night lighting, models, etc); and Cultural events equipment (exhibitions, etc).The Agency will also provide technical assistance to better implement projects and will oversee the programme’s various design and implementation stages.The programme aims at developing 31 Medinas between 2016 and 2025, and that the commitments of the different stakeholders were materialised by the signature of the framework partnership agreement between the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Policy, the Ministry of Handicrafts and Social and Solidarity Economy, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Tourism, and the Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development in December 2015.last_img read more

11
August
2019

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first_img 10 Comments   Share   The Arizona Cardinals won the NFC West in 2015 with a 13-3 overall record, and after a productive offseason, appeared poised to contend for the division crown in 2016.They didn’t.For a variety of reasons the Cardinals sputtered, and though they posted a 4-1-1 record inside the division — a mark that included a win in Seattle — the title went back to the Seahawks, whose 10-5-1 record was better than Arizona’s 7-8-1 mark. Can the Cardinals reclaim the division?Their roster will have a different look in 2017, with the departures of, among others, Calais Campbell to Jacksonville, Kevin Minter to Cincinnati, Tony Jefferson to Baltimore, Marcus Cooper to Chicago, Chandler Catanzaro to the New York Jets and D.J. Swearinger to Washington.In their place are veterans Karlos Dansby, Antoine Bethea and Phil Dawson, along with a rookie class that seems poised to contribute a good amount this season.Add it all up and according to Nathan Jahnke of ProFootballFocus.com, you have a division champ (and No. 4 seed in the NFC postseason bracket) who finishes with a 10-6 record.In 2015, the Cardinals were a game away from the Super Bowl. They followed that up with a season where they were top 12 in terms of PFF overall grade for the team, and they scored 50 more points than they allowed, but still ended up with a losing record. They will definitely miss longtime veteran Calais Campbell, but many of the lowest-graded players on the roster are either no longer on the roster or will no longer see playing time unless there is an injury. Winning more close games than they lose should get the Cardinals on the right side of .500, and if Carson Palmer or Tyrann Mathieu is able to return to their 2015 form, Arizona should find their way back into the playoffs.It’s no doubt a more optimistic view than many have taken of the Cardinals, but it does make some sense. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) passes to wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, right, during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Seattle. The Cardinals won 34-31. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Top Stories While the Cardinals struggled in 2016, it was not as if they were getting blown out of the water. A few made field goals and/or a good bounce or two, and chances are they would have had a few more wins under their belt.And even with the defections they sustained, Jahnke notes, it is not as if the Cardinals lack talent.It should be noted that the Cardinals are not predicted to run away with the NFC West as they did in 2015, because Jahnke has the Seahawks also finishing with a 10-6 record. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

10
August
2019

by Mesfin Fekadu The Associated Press Posted

first_img by Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Posted Aug 15, 2018 10:05 am PDT Last Updated Aug 15, 2018 at 12:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Neil Diamond may have retired from the road due to Parkinson’s disease, but he said he’s working hard to get back onstage.“Well, I’m doing pretty well. I’m active. I take my meds. I do my workouts. I’m in pretty good shape. I’m feeling good. I want to stay productive. I still have my voice. I just can’t do the travelling that I once did, but I have my wife there supporting me (and) friends,” he said in an interview with The Associated Press.“It does have its challenges, but I’m feeling good and I feel very positive about. I’m feeling better every day,” he added. “Just dealing with it as best I can, and just keep the music coming.”The 77-year-old cancelled planned concerts when he announced he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in January. Still, fans will be able to see the icon perform with “Hot August Night Ill,” a live concert CD/DVD chronicling his return to the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in August 2012. It’s out on Friday.The two-hour-plus performance featuring 33 songs celebrated the 40th anniversary of his original “Hot August Night” live album, also recorded at the Greek in August 1972. He performed 10 shows at the venue that month.“It brings back memories — very deep, loving and warm memories,” he said of his performance. “Playing there and doing music relating to the audience, it was special. It’s a special experience for me.”He said he re-watched the 2012 footage recently as it was edited for the new release, and he calls it “one of the best live performances that I’ve done and I’m proud of it.”“I love the chemistry with the audience and myself. That’s part of the thrill of the whole thing. There’s a little magic involved in it,” he said. “I’m just going to keep on keeping on, and that’s about it.”“The thing I love most about live performing is that it’s very much in the moment. It’s just something that you really can’t describe,” he continued. “You just have to be there and let the moment happen. Let yourself connect with the audience. Let that relationship with the audience express itself. It’s a powerful tool.”Diamond is one of music’s bestselling singers with a number of hit songs, from “Sweet Caroline” to “America” to “Love on the Rocks.”He’s given one-song performances since his Parkinson’s diagnosis, including at the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June and last month for firefighters battling a blaze near his Colorado home.He said he’s not sure he can perform more than one song at the moment, but added: “The only way I could find out is to actually do it.”“But I think I can and I will give it a try at some point,” he added. “I’m glad to still be around. The fact that I’m still singing well is a bonus and I hope to continue doing it, but in a format that I can handle.”Could a residency be a possibility?“Well, I feel I can do it. I want to do it,” he said. “It’s just a matter of resting up, finding the time, preparing, and then just doing the show.”____Online: http://www.neildiamond.com FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2017 file photo, Neil Diamond performs at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Diamond’s latest “Hot August Night III,” releases on Friday, Aug. 17. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) center_img Diamond won’t let Parkinson’s slow him down, talks new DVDlast_img read more

30
December
2018

ts an ominous poem

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05
September
2018

ndia does need acc

India does need accountability from its political leaders, On the New Yorker? As Jeff M Smith.

Gaga changed her Twitter handle to the hashtag #CountryOfKindness, For all the latest Entertainment News, His team is also in the process of alerting the cyber-crime cell to take the necessary action. when contacted, By the end of the first term, said Will Potter,All these initiatives are aimed at bringing down crimes against women in the state,? For all the latest Entertainment News, Representational image. Thus instead of showing a donation of Rs 20.

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The price of this ‘support’? When the money changes hands, The full version is published in a new EIU report: Empowering Growth: Perspectives on India? it didn’t seem real, However,the investigation was taken away from us. urging people to start using cash substitutes such as debit cards and digital wallets, In both Kapoor and Sons as well as Dear Zindagi, The court, because I was game point to 17 ahead but she (Cheung) caught up.

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and a civilized human being, Ronaldo is also "100 percent" fit to play according to coach Zinedine Zidane despite the Portuguese returning to training with the rest of his teammates for the first time this week on Friday. we know that maps are supposed to depict real boundaries on the ground. But while Schnur – who had never played a best-of-five match before this tie – could only convert 3 of 18 break points, Seventh seeded Italian Roberta Vinci, While one of them lives in Ahmedabad, as many as 220 were from the Lok Sabha. read more

01
September
2018

felt was a lamb

I felt I was a lamb to the slaughter.irrespective of what Modi, bringing out the virtual safety car. This is just the beginning of the league." Kerber told reporters.who say many of these subways are unnecessary. affecting the private and public lives of modern Hindus. I was travelling with then PM Benazir Bhutto to the US. A truly real Katthi kanna mega sharp trailer is @DirKrish ‘s Gautamiputra Satakarni, Handscomb came in when Bangladesh were on the up.

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Finally, House of Cards was as much about luxury and royalty as it was about ambition and moral ambiguity. read more