Prime Minister Lauds Work of RuJohn Foundation

first_imgPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has lauded the philanthropic work of the RuJohn Foundation, which targets the social upliftment of Jamaica’s youth.The Foundation was established 10 years ago in honour of Ruth and John Tulloch, the Jamaican grandparents of the Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Bachelor and President, Christina Bachelor. Its mission is to provide the necessary educational tools for rural and inner-city schools throughout Jamaica and select U.S. cities, and stresses the importance of hard work and perseverance through athleticsOver the years it has provided scholarships and staged athletic celebrity sports camp for students, especially in western Jamaica and now Kingston. Additionally, the Foundation has provided school supplies, athletic gear, computer equipment and funding for educational programmes.Mrs. Simpson Miller, who was addressing the Awards Banquet of the Foundation at the Knutsford Court Hotel on June 23, applauded the sincerity and steadfast commitment of the Foundation in staging the annual camps and ceremonies, which have been inspiring young people in and around Kingston and Montego Bay.“Any contribution to the youth of the country is a contribution to the development of the country; and any contribution to education is a contribution to the present and future of the country, Mrs. Simpson Miller said.She welcomed and thanked the many sports stars, actors and actresses who are participating in this year’s staging of the celebrity camps.The event saw some 25 students and schools being awarded scholarships, cash, computers, sporting equipment and school furniture valuing millions of dollars.The top prize of the evening was the Simpson Miller Award presented to Miltonia Thompson, who received $500,000 and a mini iPad. Other awardees included: Paul Jerome Jackson and Sheena Campbell who copped the Bachelor Award worth $300,000 each and mini iPads; and Oleaq Richards, Shadai Miller and Louisa Anna Taylor, who received scholarships worth $150,000 each and mini iPads.The award for outstanding leadership in and out of school was presented to Joel Nomdarkham of Kingston College, who received $320,000 and a plaque. The youngster was stunned by the cash award which was only revealed on the night, and expressed his appreciation.“It’s really an amazing feeling to be here (on stage). All my life I have been helping people and to know that I am blessed in such a way is truly amazing. I am most appreciative of this award,” he said.Five other students received the RuJohn Foundation award of $20,000 each and lap top computers to assist in their studies at college. They are: Decodia Miller, Herbert Morrison Technical; Javanni Waugh, Kingston College; Sherdeana Brooks and Devonie Bernard of Rusea’s High; and Lij tau Thompson of Manning’s High School.Kingston College received a donation of US$2,000, presented by Byron Bachelor, a Director of the Foundation who attended the school.Some 13 other schools received furniture, sporting equipment and other gifts which were presented by several sports and television celebrities who are part of this year’s camp. Among the schools benefitting are: Whitfield Town All Age; Bridgeport High; Rusea’s High; Calabar High; Manning’s High; Waterford High; Copper Basic School; Mt. Nebo School; Excelsior High; Runaway Bay Heart Academy; Herbert Morrison High; Hope Fellowship and Spanish Town High.Among those attending the evening’s ceremony were: Jamaica’s Ambassador to the US, Stephen Vascianne; television stars, Raven Symone, Lance Gross, Robert Ri’chard, Jussie Smollett, Lamorne Morris, and Iman Crosson; model, Camille McDonald; American football stars, Darius Butler and Leonard Weaver; NBA players, Andray Blatche and John Salmon; and dancer, Amanda Robinson, among many others.Contact: Andrea Brahamlast_img read more

Delhi govt Teacher training programme to get fresh push

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Education Department of the Delhi government is looking at some new push in the teacher training programme. The Delhi government already has a project Teacher Development Coordinator (TDC) programme to train the teacher, based on this the government is looking at other aspects of teacher training. “Teacher training is an important aspect of the development of the education system and we are looking into various ways to develop it,” said an official. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderBefore election Deputy CM Manish Sisodia told the Millennium Post that the government is looking forward to building a university for teacher training. Last year under an initiative chalked out by the Education Department, Delhi government sent its school teachers to the National Institute of Education (NIE) in Singapore for skill training and education. “Delhi government will be sending 400 teachers for training to Singapore based National Institute of Education. 200 teachers have already got training by this worlds top educators-training institute last year,” said Manish Sisodia. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThis year, The Aam Aadmi Party-led government in the national Capital has initiated towards creating awareness among the teachers in schools about the transgender issues. Acting in line with the move, it has launched a training curriculum for teachers in one of the District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) centres, of the total nine centres run by State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT). The initiative, nodded by the Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) of the SCERT, was launched at north Delhi’s Keshav Puram DIET centre. The move was, in a first, launched in northern part of Delhi as it caters to a big population of transgender people. The curriculum will provide teachers to meet the members of transgender community to understand the problems with their access to health-care and education services. Also, a monthly workshop and lectures will be organised by the centre for the transgenders.last_img read more

Confident McNeil fends off attacks in Nova Scotia leaders debate

first_imgHALIFAX – Liberal Premier Stephen McNeil fended off multiple attacks on his record Thursday as Nova Scotia’s major-party leaders clashed over health care, education and the economy during the first televised leaders debate of the campaign.During the 90-minute back-and-forth, Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie and NDP Leader Gary Burrill targeted McNeil’s broken promises on doctors and the film tax credit.But McNeil brushed off the barrage with confidence, a generally calm demeanour and an ability to hold the floor. He pointed to his achievements while in office.“Let’s not turn back now,” he said, looking into the cameras during his closing remarks. “We are in a time where we can make strategic investments and continue to build what we’ve accomplished.”Still, his opponents pointed to what they painted as his penny-pinching, top-down style with teachers and other public-sector unions while in government.Both Baillie and Burrill wove into the debate their disapproval over McNeil’s handling of issues while in power, especially on health care.Baillie questioned McNeil’s 2013 promise that every Nova Scotian would have access to a family doctor.“You promised them a doctor,” Baillie told McNeil, who cited a number of other promises he’d been able to keep.Baillie said one of the hardest calls he’d had to make was to Kim D’Arcy, whose husband, Jack Webb, died Feb. 1 after he had languished for six hours in a chilly emergency-room hallway and was bumped from his room by another dying patient during five days of struggles in Halifax’s largest hospital.“We need more doctors. We need them urgently,” Baillie said.Burrill asked McNeil if he would admit the province has a health care crisis.“Do I believe there’s a crisis? No,” McNeil said. “Are there challenges? Of course there are.”McNeil defended his record, saying the province’s health system has improved during his term, and his government has taken measures to train and bring more doctors to Nova Scotia.His government reduced administrative costs by merging health authorities, he said.McNeil said a re-elected Liberal government would invest in collaborative care teams to ensure all Nova Scotians have access to primary care.He also defended attacks on his labour relations record, arguing he has to represent all taxpayers at the negotiating table.“Being premier you need to strike a balance,” McNeil said. “You need to make sure that not only can you afford the wages you are prepared to talk about, but you need to make sure you have room to make the investments Nova Scotians require in their communities.”Burrill said teacher morale “is at an all-time low,” and promised to reopen negotiations with the province’s teachers, cap class sizes and hire more specialists.“Let’s give teachers the real discipline and attendance policies they deserve and let’s get mental health into classrooms,” Baillie said.Baillie criticized Burrill’s promise to make community college tuition free.“Making education free means we’re going to train people to go somewhere else,” he said.The debate featured no obvious knockout blows, however, and a calm McNeil later told reporters he felt he did what he needed to do.“Nova Scotians expect their premier to look at all the circumstances and make decisions that they believe are in the best interest of all Nova Scotians, defend those decisions and talk about what the future looks like … and that’s what I did tonight,” he said.Baillie was asked whether he had done enough to make Nova Scotians consider the Tories at the polling booth.He said the debate was about presenting his party’s long-term vision for creating jobs, while drawing a contrast with “Liberal mistakes” over the last three-and-a-half years.“I think he (McNeil) still has a lot to answer for, quite frankly, but for me today was about showing people that we have a more positive way forward.”The debate was a first-time experience for Burrill, who held his own as the NDP tries to rebound from a stinging election defeat in 2013.“I’ve worked harder for less,” he quipped to reporters.Burrill said for him the debate was about presenting two fundamentally opposed views on the best way to get the province moving.“We have two parties that support the view that developing a budget surplus is the most important sign of a government’s competence and a party — us — that takes the view that what’s most important is the needs of the people,” he said.Nova Scotians go to the polls May 30.last_img read more

Maxime Bernier to face off against Maxime Bernier in Quebec riding

first_imgMONTREAL — People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier will be facing a challenging opponent in his Quebec riding of Beauce — Maxime Bernier.The satirical Rhinoceros Party has found a candidate with the same name to run against the PPC founder in his longtime Quebec stronghold on Oct. 21.Rhinoceros Party Leader Sebastien “CoRhino” Corriveau was more than proud of his coup, hoping to make the most of his own Bernier’s candidacy. Pierre Saint-Arnaud, The Canadian Press “If there are people who are confused enough to mix up Maxime Bernier, we won’t refuse that,” Corriveau said in an interview. “Besides, stealing a couple of votes, we can get some media coverage with that.” The satirical political party’s platform includes such promises as making “sorry” the new official motto of Canada, privatizing the Senate and nationalizing bacon.The Rhino leader focused on coverage, noting the amount given to the founder and leader of the People’s Party for his controversial tweets.“I thought with our own Maxime Bernier, we can say almost anything and it’ll be hard to look as ridiculous as him,” Corriveau quipped. According to Corriveau, voters in Beauce who fear confusion ahead of the election can fall back on his party’s slogan: “Take no chances, vote for both.”Corriveau is also running in the Quebec City area, pitted against Liberal incumbent Jean-Yves Duclos, and promises to advocate for car companies to build more cars in varying shades of green.center_img The Quebec City area has been consumed by debate over a “third link,” a future bridge or tunnel crossing the St. Lawrence River.Corriveau said since experts don’t believe a third link will solve the problem of road congestion in the provincial capital, he calls for building a fourth, a fifth and a sixth link.“We’re here to have fun, the Rhinoceros Party,” he said with a laugh. “We’re having fun with Canadian politics.”last_img read more

Nissan India to raise Datsun GO and GO prices

first_imgNew Delhi: Automobile manufacturer Nissan India on Friday said it will increase price of “Datsun GO and GO+” models by up to 4 per cent effective April 1. According to Hardeep Singh Brar, Director Sales and commercial, Nissan Motor India stated: “… With rise in input costs and several economic factors, we are making a nominal price adjustment to our Datsun GO and GO+ models.”last_img

EX LTTE negotiator wants Tamil Nadu polls to focus on Eelam

Rudrakumaran, who heads the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), said that the Tamil National liberation struggle is now facing a challenging situation as efforts are afoot to impose a Sinhala State-determined unitary state structure on the Tamils in the name of a political solution to the Tamil national question. “It is also our steadfast belief that the people of Tamil Nadu would keep in mind the liberation of the people of Tamil Eelam as an important factor at the time of voting,” he said. Former LTTE negotiator Viswanathan Rudrakumaran has urged political parties in Tamil Nadu to focus their campaigns at the Assembly elections next month to create a Tamil Eelam State in Sri Lanka.Rudrakumaran says political parties of Tamil Nadu must take positions that go to strengthen the struggle of the Eelam Tamil people for their rights, in their Election Manifestos for the forthcoming Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Elections to be held on the 16th of May. Rudrakumaran says the people of Tamil Nadu should take in their own hands the political struggle of the Eelam Tamil people.He also noted that if India shifts its stand, there would emerge an international situation in favour of the people of Tamil Eelam. (Colombo Gazette) “A few strong States in the international community can be seen at present to be aiding and abetting this unjust procedure on the basis of their own interests. The desire of those States in the international arena is the meeting of their own interests through good relations with the Sinhala nation and the Sri Lankan state instead of relating on the basis of justice with the Eelam Tamil nation with its small population. The same holds true of the Government of India as well,” he said.He said that in order to effect a change in this situation, it is imperative for the people of Tamil Nadu to resolutely join hands with the people of Tamil Eelam. read more

Annan to make highlevel contacts with Libya over Bulgarian nurses sentenced to

“I am going to talk to them about the situation of the nurses and the people in this situation and to see what can be done to help them,” the Secretary-General told a reporter from the Associated Press at UN Headquarters in New York.Asked if he had made any entreaties to Tripoli on their behalf, the Secretary-General said: “I have indicated that I will be in touch with the Libyan authorities on this issue, and I intend to be in touch at a high level on this issue.”

Google Street View is using canoes and tricycles to map the Amazon

first_imgGoogle has teamed up with Amazon for a new project. Well, not Amazon, as in the company that sells the Kindle. No, we’re talking about the great, untamed wilderness of the Amazon rainforest. In a partnership with the Sustainable Amazon Foundation, Google aims to use its Street View technology to raise awareness of the world’s largest rainforest and its important ecosystems.To do this, Google is mapping the byways of the Amazon River. Local residents will pedal Google’s camera-equipped trikes across the few roads in the area as well, offering a peek of the different communities and the area’s inhabitants that live in isolated villages along the riverfront, most of which we’ll never see. Thousands of indigenous people call this region home. The Sustainable Amazon Foundation promotes social, economic, and environmental awareness of the Brazilian sate of Amazonas.Street View in the Amazon team leader Karin Tuxen-Bettman said in a statement that once all the images are uploaded to the Internet, the local culture and beauty of the Amazon will be available to anyone, anywhere in the world. Soon, anyone with a computer and Internet access will be able to explore the Amazon without having to get all the necessary malaria vaccines in advance.It looks like Google traded the icy tundra of Antarctica for the warm rainforest of the Amazon. Last year Google ventured to Antarctica to capture the physical beauties, as well as the adorable penguins that inhabit the continent.What area of the world would you like Google to explore next with its Street View cameras?via TreeHuggerlast_img read more

158 Goals Scored After 9 Games in Gambian League

first_imgBy Sulayman Bah1580 goals have been plundered in the ongoing Gambian Premier League, according to our findings.Blue outfit Wallidan top the table standings with a 16-point toll, having scored the highest amount of goals in the 14-team First Division.Incredibly and perhaps offers to give insight into a back-four that requires patching, Wallidan have notched in as much and as they’ve conceded  -having the second  most leaky defence.The capital outfit have let in six goals in nine outings which pose some serious dose of concern  to the gaffer as they aim to keep their so far brilliant show of consistency that has also seen the Blue Boys confidently reclaiming days of their glory past moments – dampened by a not long ago demotion to the second tier.Bottom-placed Wellingara have conceded two more than Wallidan, scoring just a return of six goals and on ten points with six draws, three losses.Gamtel have smashed the roofs of team nets on five occasions.Above is a breakdown of league statisticslast_img read more

22nd Hempfest is underway in Seattle

first_imgSEATTLE — Thousands streamed into a Seattle waterfront park Friday for the opening of a three-day marijuana festival — an event that is part party, part protest and part victory celebration after the legalization of pot in Washington and Colorado last fall.“This is going to be the biggest year for Hempfest,” said Jack Beattie, an 18-year-old Seattle University student, as he shared a joint with two friends. “In past years, people were a little bit sketched out about smoking in public. Now, there’s going to be a lot more.”The free annual event was expected to draw as many as 85,000 people per day. On Friday, many strolled by vendor stands, joints in hand as they checked out colorful glass pipes, tie-dyed clothing, bags of “ideal cultivation soil,” and hemp wares, including purses and necklaces.Others sprawled on the grass in the steamy sunshine, listening to bands and speeches, or lit bongs on the beach and watched ferries cross Elliott Bay.Hempfest is in its 22nd year of advocating for the legalization of marijuana, and this is the first time it’s been held since last fall, when Washington’s voters approved Initiative 502 and Colorado’s passed Amendment 64, legalizing the possession of up to an ounce of pot by adults over 21. Both states are developing systems of state-licensed growers and processors, along with stores where taxed, regulated weed will be sold.last_img read more

Bigg Boss Tamil delaying Kamal Haasans Indian 2

first_imgKamal Haasan’s Indian 2.PR HandoutThe shooting of Indian 2 is not showing any sign of commencement. After the completion of its first schedule in February, the filming of the multilingual flick has been delayed for one or the other reason.First, Kamal Haasan got himself busy with Lok Sabha elections. It was widely reported that the filming would begin in the month of June, but it did not commence for some reasons last month.The latest buzz in the tinsel town is that Kamal Haasan’s look is undergoing minor changes and the actor will lose weight for the character. He is currently busy with his Bigg Boss Tamil 3 which keeps him engaged for the next three months.It is only after he wraps up his Bigg Boss Tamil assignment that Kamal Haasan will join the shooting, according to speculation. It also means that the dates of Kajal Aggarwal, who was supposed to work with the team in June, are wasted due to the delay.There were reports earlier that Lyca Production had backed out of the project due the budget issues. After 2.0 failed to set the box office on fire, the production house turned cautious about recovering its investment from the Kamal Haasan’s latest film.In the end, Shankar has decided to cut down on the budget and brought a lot of changes to script, thereby convincing the makers to show faith in the project. The upcoming film is a sequel to Shankar’s blockbuster Indian. It was about a freedom fighter uprooting corruption by taking law into his hands.last_img read more

IFPI Report Finds Streaming Continues to Rise YouTube Dominates Online Listening

first_img Popular on Variety The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the trade body for the worldwide record business, released its Music Consumer Insight Report for the year, which examines how music consumers ages 16 to 64 engage with recorded music in 20 of the world’s largest music markets. (Download the full report here.)To no one’s surprise, streaming continues to dominate music listening, with 86% of respondents engaging in music that way, with 57% in the 16- to 24-year-old demo using a paid audio service. Another finding shows nearly half of the time spent listening to on-demand music is through YouTube, with 52% of that total on video streaming, 28% on paid audio streaming and 20% on free audio streaming. As far as returning fair value to the music community, Spotify delivers $20 to every $1 for YouTube, which means theirs is still a gap to overcome. Old-school terrestrial radio remains relevant, though, too, with 86% of consumers listening at least part of the time to music on the dial (or the computer, as the case may be) and a surprising 25% of all hours spent listening. Overall, respondents listened to 17.8 hours of music per week on average, with the car being the most popular location.The top five genres break down as such: Pop (64%), Rock (57%), EDM (32%), soundtracks (30%) and hip-hop (26%).Regional listening was also on the rise, with 66% of Japanese consumers tuned to J-Pop, 69% in France listening to Variété Française and, in Brazil, 55% listening to Música Popular Brasileira.Consumption in previously copyright-infringing countries like China and India now tends towards licensed music, with a total of 96% in both countries listening to legitimate sources. Still copyright infringement remains an issue, with 38% of consumers obtaining music through infringing methods, stream ripping dominating with 32% of the audience.Commented IFPI Chief Executive Frances Moore: “Record companies are working with their partners to sustain and develop these rich and diverse ways in which music is being enjoyed, ensuring that it continues on its exciting journey around the world. … However, this report also shows the challenges the music community continues to face – both in the form of the evolving threat of digital copyright infringement as well as in the failure to achieve fair compensation from some user-upload services. Policymakers around the globe have been scrutinizing these issues and increasingly acting to address them.”center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Sourav launches music album featuring Dona

first_imgCricket legend Sourav Ganguly released ‘Rhythm Express-Music for Dance’, an album by Pandit Prodyut Mukherjee, Dona Ganguly, Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt on raga music last week. Pandit Prodyut Mukherjee and Dona Ganguly were present at the launch ceremony. It features Odissi bolbani by Dona Ganguly in her voice for the first time and has been conceptualized by GIMA award-winning musician Pandit Prodyut Mukherjee.Mukherjee, the winner of the GIMA award for his album, MOODS (2016), released his latest musical venture ‘Rhythm Express–Music For Dance’ with Ganguly doing the honours at the latter’s residence. Interestingly, it features Odissi boltan by noted Odissi exponent Dona Ganguly who lent her voice for the first time to any audio project while the melody has been composed by the Grammy-winning musician Pt Vishwamohan Bhatt. The entire concept and direction of this presentation has been executed by percussion maestro Pt Prodyut Mukherjee. It contains four tracks: Within You, Without You, Rhythm Express, and Pleasure.The legendary Pt Bhatt hopes that this album shall be as sensational as the GIMA award-winning Rhythm Express Moods. The man behind Rhythm Express, Pt Prodyut Mukherjee was ecstatic for having collaborated with the two fabulous performing artists, Dona Ganguly and Vishwamohan Bhatt, and hopes that the album shall create history across the globe.The album encompasses a vast spectrum of musical genres ranging from traditional Hindustani classical to South Indian classical notes. Extending beyond the boundaries of India, Rhythm Express offers global musical influences by adapting African, Latin American, Jazz & Blues and traditional western classical notes. Speaking about his latest collaboration with Dona Ganguly, Mukherjee said, “I wanted to present Indian classical music in a different way which is fusion. Dona ji is by far the best Odissi dancer I have known. No one matches up to her level of perfection when it comes to dancing.””The idea of Rhythm Express is to promote Indian classical music and reach out to a wider audience,” said Dona Ganguly. “It was a new experiment. We have music in our dance routines, so we tried and experimented with Mukherjee’s music,” added the Odissi exponent.last_img read more

Number of malnourished children down to 856 under Mamata govt from 4752

first_imgKolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government has been instrumental in bringing down the percentage of malnourished children reasonably in the last eight years, since it assumed power in the state. The number, which stood at 47.52 percent before May 2011, is now down to 8.56 percent, with the total number of such children being 5 lakh across the state.”In our Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) centres, both normal and the malnourished children are provided with breakfast and day meals that have proper protein and calorie content. The malnourished children, in addition, are entitled to carry their breakfast menu home, after their lunch. The food offered is as per the nutrition index announced by the National Food Security Act,” said minister of state for Women and Child Development Shashi Panja, in reply to a query of Left Front MLA Sujit Chakraborty at the state Assembly on Monday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataPanja said that her department will soon introduce ‘ready to eat’ food that will be a blend of ground wheat, groundnut, Bengal gram and sugar for breakfast. The malnourished children will be allowed to carry this ready to eat food home. “We are offering training to the self-help groups (SHGs) across the state and SHGs in two districts have already been trained regarding preparation of this ready to eat food. We will begin with two districts and will gradually cover the others,” Panja added. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAccording to an official in the state Women & Child Development department, Jhargram has the highest percentage of malnourished children in the state at 16 percent. Interestingly, Murshidabad, which is one of the larger districts of Bengal, has the lowest figure of 4.07 percent. In terms of numbers, West Midnapore has the highest number with 48,069 such children. In May 2019, the state government has offered food to 77,37,658 children, while the number of malnourished children stood at 5,30,875. The ICDS centres provide such food benefits to mothers and their children between the age group of 6 months to 6 years.last_img read more

Mazda Will Offer an EV in 2020

first_img This story originally appeared on Engadget Mazda is ready to jump into electric cars in earnest after years of sitting on the sidelines. CEO Akira Marumoto told Automotive News Europe in an interview that his company will introduce an EV in 2020. And no, this won’t be the result of its partnership with Toyota — this mysterious initial model will be built on “a Mazda architecture.”The automaker is catching up on hybrids, too, with plug-in models (notice the plural) coming in “2021 or 2022.”Not that Mazda has much choice. The EU is tightening its emissions targets, and Mazda’s fleet CO2 output is well above where it needs to be by 2021. If Mazda doesn’t produce more eco-friendly cars, it’ll have to either pool with another manufacturer to lower its emissions figures (like Fiat did with Tesla) or pay substantial fines for every vehicle sold. And its cleaner Skyactiv-X combustion engines won’t be enough — it’ll have to go electric to stand a chance. 1 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. June 10, 2019 Register Now »last_img read more

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first_img Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more 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. 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Designed for ECG-gated CT imaging, the 16 cm coverage and wide-volume cardiac protocol of the Aquilion One enable physicians to image the entire lung, aorta and heart quickly. The larger coverage area allows clinicians to better diagnose heart disease and determine the appropriate treatment course. Additionally, the system’s lower radiation dose and fast exam time make it suitable for use in diagnosing acute chest pain in the emergency room.For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

Dispatch Ive been to Gaza before but it has never been like

first_imgIN THE GAZA STRIP — This is not my first time in Gaza, but it is my first time here during a military operation. It is disorienting. The distances are so close.The Gaza militants lob rockets from palm groves and melon fields as you’re driving by. “Oh, look, another one,” you think. You get out of the car, take an iPhone photo of the vapor trail and start counting — one Mississippi, two Mississippi — as you would for lightning, followed by a thunder clap, to gauge distance. But in this case you’re counting to hear whether the rocket is intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome (kind of a puff sound, with white smoke) or lands just over the Gaza border in Sderot (more of a concussion) or is far, far away and cannot be heard.Then our police scanner crackles, and my Palestinian fixer, Islam Abdul-Kareem, tells me, “Sirens in Jerusalem.” I phone my wife at our home there, and she says, “Yeah, we just heard two big booms.”It is all very intimate. We visited a house in the refugee camp of Maghazi that had been hit by an Israeli air strike a few hours earlier. While I was interviewing the Nawasrah family members who survived, one of the cousins opened up a plastic bag and handed me a little finger.I didn’t flip out, only because it was the second time that day someone had shown me something like this. After the airstrikes, the Palestinians collect the dead from the debris, and sometimes the dead are no longer whole, so they gather what they can for burial. Like a finger tip.Are the Nawasrah family members terrorists? I honestly don’t know. We always ask, “Are you resistance? Are you Hamas?” They usually say no. But sometimes a neighbor, or someone in the crowd, will tell us that the fellow who lived in the house was maybe a Hamas operative.It is a very aural military operation, too. There are many whooshes, kabooms, window rattlings and thuds you can feel in your teeth. But mostly there is a constant whine, like mosquitoes in a small room. These are the Israeli drones.Little kids are expert at recognizing the sounds. I didn’t believe this at first, but it is true. In Beit Hanoun, we were gathered with a crowd of gawkers, all of us staring at a house down the lane that had been hit by a small, non-lethal missile, what Israeli military calls “the knock on the door” that signals to the occupants to get out. We all had our mobile phones out, ready to snap a picture once the house was destroyed by a serious missile.Suddenly, behind us, maybe a kilometer away, we heard a rushing galloping sound: Vvippps! My shoulders shot up to my ears.Rocket. Outgoing. Close. A child told me: “Grad.” I wrote it down in my notebook. He was probably about 8.One afternoon, we were talking to a gathering of middle-aged men who were sitting out the battle and the heat, fasting during the day because it is Ramadan (and so nobody is smoking, eating or drinking during daylight). I asked them if they thought the war, or whatever one calls this, would go on long.“Who cares?” answered Abu Ahmed, 46, an out-of-work construction worker. I asked what he meant. “We lived in hell before, we will live in hell again,” he said. The sleepy guys on the stoop just nodded in the heat.Yup. Hell.Gaza is a young place. Usually there are children everywhere underfoot. But not so much now. During the day, you see men in the mosques and in the markets, but very few women. They are all cooped up at home in their airless apartments, waiting for the six daily hours of electricity to turn the fans.A colleague in Washington asked me what the Palestinians do during an air strike. Do they run to the bomb shelters? I think about this. It is not a dumb question. There aren’t any shelters or sirens. The Palestinians don’t really do anything. When they run around is afterward.© 2014, The Washington Post Facebook Comments Related posts:Israel launches ground operation in Gaza Unlikely friendship blossoms across front lines in Israel and Gaza Israel spied on Kerry during peace talks Latin America, Israel trade after trading insultslast_img read more

EU says Romanias govt undermines rule of law

first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates A referendum will be held on July 29 to determine whether Basescu should be removed from office.The EU said in a report Wednesday that recent steps by the government raise concerns about its respect of fundamental democratic principles and it urged Bucharest to take urgent action to demonstrate its commitment.EU officials have been particularly concerned about the speed of the impeachment process and that the government tried to pass emergency decrees to change the referendum law to make it easier to remove Basescu.The EU allowed Romania and Bulgaria to join the bloc in 2007 despite delays in reforming their judicial systems and combating corruption and organized crime. Since then, it has been issuing regular annual reports on their progress.Jose Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, said “exceptional events” in Romania had been a source of major concern.“Politicians must not try to intimidate judges ahead of decisions or attack judges after decisions they don’t like,” Barroso told reporters Wednesday. He said an additional report would be prepared on Romania before the end of 2012.“In this report we will look whether our concerns have been addressed,” Barroso said. 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Top holiday drink recipes Romania’s interim President Crin Antonescu said in a televised address later Wednesday that the government `’categorically agreed” with the principles of `’an independent justice system, respect for the constitution, laws and constitutional court.”He said that he had some reservations about the report, but did not specify. `’Romania is not isolated” he said. It will become `’more and more European, and more connected to European standards.”The EU has no provision to expel members, yet continued negative reports could contribute to a cutting of EU funds. The EU could also sanction Romania by refusing to give it passport-free travel within the EU anytime soon.__Mutler reported from Bucharest, Romania.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family The vital role family plays in society Top Stories Sponsored Stories Associated PressBRUSSELS (AP) – The European Union sharply criticized Romania’s government on Wednesday, saying it has undermined the rule of law and independence of the judiciary as it tried to remove the president.President Traian Basescu was impeached by Parliament last month on grounds he overstepped his authority by meddling in government business and the judicial system. Critics accuse Prime Minister Victor Ponta of orchestrating the move as part of a power grab, and the political turmoil has dented Romania’s credibility, with the United States and the EU expressing doubts about the left-leaning government’s respect for the independence of the judiciary.last_img

Gaza police catch crocodile after 2 years on lam

first_imgThe crocodile was brought drugged into blockaded Gaza through a smuggling tunnel under the Egypt-Gaza border four years ago, said zoo worker Emad al-Qanoua. It wasn’t clear how it managed to escape from the zoo in the first place.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project 0 Comments   Share   Associated PressBEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) – It took an Internet search, shark nets and two weeks of floating in a sewage pond, but Gaza policemen said Tuesday that they have finally captured a crocodile that was terrifying residents.The 1.75-meter (5-feet-9-inch) crocodile fled his zoo enclosure two years ago and crawled about a kilometer (half a mile) to a large sewage pit near the northern Gaza Strip town of Umm al-Naser, said Lt. Col. Samih al-Sultan, who led the hunt. “He had a lot of spirit in him. He wanted to be free,” al-Sultan said, watching the crocodile in its new home in a pond with four other crocodiles in a zoo under construction in nearby Beit Lahiya.“We hope he lives a good life here with his wives,” he said.Residents said they didn’t leave their houses in the evenings, fearing the scary reptile they say ate their ducks and goats.“We were afraid he would eat us,” said farmer Hassan Mohammed of Umm al-Nasser.Wastewater workers discovered the crocodile in the pit about two months ago, al-Sultan said.Lacking experience in crocodile hunting, he said he went to the Internet to see how to catch the reluctant reptile. Fishing nets were recommended.So a team of six policemen and fishermen sat in a boat in the sewage pit for eight hours a day for two weeks, trying to catch the crocodile with the nets.After several failed attempts, they drained the pond, leaving the croc with nowhere to hide. Then they used tougher shark nets to snare him.Al-Sultan said he grew to like and respect the reptile. He named him “sakher,” Arabic for “rock,” in praise of his stubborn attempt to remain free. The vital role family plays in society Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Sponsored Stories Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizonalast_img read more

BESydney targets Asian MICE market

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Business Events Sydney (BESydney) secured up to 67 events over 2010/11 which is expected to inject up to $186.5 million in the New South Wales economy. The figure exceeds economic impacts made during 2009/10 and saw the number of attendees increase by up to 28 percent compared to the last financial year.BESydney chief executive Lyn Lewis-Smith cited the “strong” performance to Sydney’s international appeal as a “business events capital”. “We are firmly focused on harnessing Sydney’s potential to maximise our year-on-year contribution,” Ms Lewis-Smith explained “We host 40% of Australia’s business events activity, so we know as well as contributing to the State’s goals, Sydney’s results will weigh heavily on reaching the national 2020 target – doubling the receipts from $7.9 billion to $15.8 billion within the business events sector.”Hoping to offer greater resources, Ms Lewis-Smith added that state is looking to launch a new Sydney International Convention and Exhibition Centre within four years.BESydney’s head described that new venue as equipped with “world-class facilities” that will open up a “steady stream of business events”.Meanwhile, Ms Lewis-Smith said the industry is also looking to increase Sydney’s appeal to the “strong growth opportunities” in the Asian market.“Last financial year the Asian market delivered $33.1 million of incentive business for Sydney,” she explained. “We were the first Australian bureau to open an office in Asia, and since 2004 we have increased the number of business events secured for Sydney from six in 2004/5 to 22 last financial year. “54% of this business comes from China and this growth is set to continue exponentially.”last_img read more