On Monday, Sept. 1, Nova Scotians will join all of Canada inrecognizing working people, and the strength of Canada’s workforce. “Labour Day has been an important day for Canadians since it wasestablished as a national holiday in 1894,” said Premier JohnHamm. “It’s important for us to remember that it means much morethan the last long weekend of summer. It’s a day on which we needto reflect on the importance of partnerships and sharedresponsibility in the workplace.” Environment and Labour Minister Kerry Morash said that positive,co-operative relations between workers and management are vitalto safety, productivity and job satisfaction. “My experience as an occupational health and safety professionalhas taught me that when there is a shared vision for safety andjob satisfaction, the workplace is inevitably more productive.The Department of Environment and Labour will continue to workwith employers and employees to make sure we have healthy, safeand productive workplaces.” The minister said that Nova Scotia’s work force can compete withwork forces anywhere else in the world. “We should take pride in that, as we mark Labour Day. We shouldcelebrate our work force as being educated, flexible, motivatedand well able to meet the requirements of the modern workplace.”
Hyderabad: England’s World Cup winning coach Trevor Bayliss will take over as the coach of Indian Premier League franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. The former Kolkata Knight Riders coach will replace Tom Moody at the helm. “After very careful consideration, the Sunrisers franchise has decided to take a different direction with the head coaching role and will be parting ways with Tom Moody. Trevor Bayliss, England’s 2019 World Cup winning coach, has been appointed head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”Trevor has already won two IPL trophies with KKR and has also won the Big Bash League and Champions League T20 with Sydney Sixers. He is a proven winner and we feel that his successful track record will be ideal in taking Sunrisers Hyderabad forward. “We would like to thank Tom Moody who has made an enormous impact with the franchise helping us achieve five playoff appearances over the past seven years, including a much treasured championship in 2016. We would also like to thank him for his work ethic and leadership over our journey and wish him all the success moving forward,” SRH said in a statement.
14 March 2011A United Nations disaster team has arrived in Japan and local officials have asked the world body to dispatch a team of nuclear safety experts as emergency operations continue in the wake of Friday’s catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. The seven-member UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team will set up an onsite operations centre to help Japanese authorities disseminate accurate and timely information on the disaster and the emergency efforts.The team of specialists will travel to affected areas in the days ahead to assess the humanitarian needs, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). They will also assist the Japanese Government in providing advice on incoming international relief goods and services.Numerous countries have sent specialized international search and rescue teams to help authorities mount emergency efforts in the wake of the quake and tsunami, which have killed thousands of people and left many more missing or unaccounted for.Authorities remain concerned about the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, northeast of Tokyo, which was damaged in the disaster. Local officials pumped sea water into the reactors at the plant to prevent a meltdown, and several explosions have occurred at the site.Yukiya Amano, the Director General of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said in a briefing today that while “the nuclear plants have been shaken… the reactor vessels have held and radioactive release is limited.”Staff at IAEA’s incident and emergency centre is in close contact with their Japanese counterparts to monitor the situation, and Mr. Amano said the agency can also offer technical support in such areas as radiation surveys, environmental sampling and medical support.“In situations such as this, it is extremely important that the general public, both in Japan and internationally, is kept fully and accurately informed about the situation,” he added.Japan formally requested that the IAEA provide expert missions and the agency is in discussions with authorities about the details, he said.Mr. Amano spoke today with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan to discuss the latest developments.The IAEA chief told Mr. Ban there should be minimal health consequences as a result of the release of radioactivity from the reactors so far.Mr. Ban and Mr. Amano have also stressed the importance of next month’s international summit on nuclear safety that will take place in Kiev, Ukraine.For its part, WHO has stated that the Japanese Government was taking necessary precautions by distributing potassium iodine to those at risk and evacuating residents of areas close to Fukushima Daiichi.
TORONTO — The Canadian online storytelling platform Wattpad has proven to be a popular hangout for passionate readers eager to embrace the work of new writers, particularly when it comes to fan fiction tales inspired by pop stars, actors and literary characters.Now the Toronto-based company is increasingly looking to propel the work of its creative stars more into the mainstream, with partnerships for books, TV and films.Traditional entertainment companies have taken notice of Wattpad’s growing influence with engaged young readers. The company says it has 60 million active users and 2.5 million active writers each month.Last year, Wattpad joined forces with Universal Cable Productions — a division of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment — to develop original content for TV.And it was recently announced that Wattpad will work in tandem with HarperCollins Children’s Books and its executive editor, Sara Sargent, on choosing teen stories already shared on the platform to be brought to market through traditional publishing. French fiction publisher Hachette Romans will also translate Wattpad stories in print and digital book formats beginning in September.“Not only do we have phenomenal stories from unique, diverse storywriters all over the world, we also have audience and data behind it,” said Aron Levitz, head of Wattpad Studios. “We know what countries their stories are biggest in. We know how many people read it last month…. We know there were parts they love and parts they hate.“There’s a lot of things that change from the moment we work with a producer or publisher to put out a movie or publish a book. But when you’re starting with a built-in audience, people who love that property, you have a way higher chance of success than you would if you’re just taking a dusty manuscript out of a drawer.”Among the company’s biggest success stories is Anna Todd, who transitioned from a Wattpad reader into one of its most popular authors. Todd’s “After” series inspired by superstar boy band One Direction netted millions of reads, transforming the fledgling Los Angeles-based fan-fiction writer into a bestselling publishing powerhouse. The “After” series has been translated into more than 30 languages and a film adaptation is on the horizon.“She had a brilliant voice,” said Levitz. “She talked about subject matter that was interesting, new and different, and it didn’t matter that the character’s name was Harry Styles — she’s a good writer, period. So, it was easy for us to take that to Simon & Schuster and say: ‘Let’s change his name to Hardin Scott and publish this thing.’ And it was easy for us to go to Paramount and say: ‘This is a major motion picture, let’s get this thing into development.”‘Wattpad’s analytics can also offer clues about whether interest is surging or waning in a particular artist or project, he noted.“We know what celebrities are having a good or bad week by how many people are talking about them in their stories, or casting them in their stories,” said Levitz.“It can be quite predictive in not only finding the next boy band or seeing which franchises have peaked, because those superfans that are writing that fan fiction or reading that fan fiction, when they start leaving to do other things that’s a notion we can look at.”Wattpad’s success has been fuelled by the fact that writers love the interaction they get from the community of readers who are thrilled to engage with their favourite authors, Levitz added.“You hear our biggest writers say: ‘I wrote my first thing because I wanted to, but I wrote my seventh, eighth and ninth book because the audience egged me on.’ That’s really what fandom is about: sharing that love and that passion.”Follow @lauren–larose on Twitter.
OTTAWA — Even though he has contradicted his leader publicly on the subject of abortion rights, the Conservatives’ Quebec lieutenant says he and party leader Andrew Scheer have always been clear on their stance.In an interview with the Journal de Montreal last weekend, Rayes said “Andrew Scheer confirmed that he would not allow one of his MPs to introduce an anti-abortion bill.”The most recent Conservative recruit, Olympic medallist Sylvie Frechette, repeated that position in an interview with Radio-Canada on Monday.Host Patrick Masbourian told Frechette backbench Conservative members could table anti-abortion bills or motions in the Commons. Frechette responded: “I can confirm that it’s false. It’s false. It’s totally false.”Scheer has repeatedly said that a Conservative government will not reopen this issue. But he has said Conservative MPs would be allowed to introduce the bills they want — even those that could limit the right to abortion. Such bills would be submitted to a free vote.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“Andrew Scheer has always been very clear: a Conservative government is not going to reopen this debate and will not reintroduce a bill on this issue,” Rayes wrote on Twitter Tuesday, avoiding the question of private-members bills. He added that he has “always been very clear with all the Conservative candidates in Quebec and during my various interventions that a Conservative government will not reopen the debate.”The Tory position on abortion concerned many Quebec candidates when they were being recruited to the party. In a recent interview with The Canadian Press, Rayes admitted it took a good deal of effort to persuade women to join the party.One Tory candidate in the province, Jessica Ebacher, said last month she wanted to know the party’s position on abortion before she chose to run. “I wanted to make sure the debate was closed and it wouldn’t resurface in a government led by Mr. Scheer,” the candidate for Drummond said.Another candidate, Isabelle Lapointe, also said in July she was certain the debate “wouldn’t be reopened. It’s clear …. There is no doubt. Had I had one, I’m telling you, I wouldn’t have jumped in.”On Tuesday, however, the candidates fell into line and posted on Facebook that they supported their leader. They didn’t return calls from The Canadian Press.Frechette tweeted that Rayes had always been “clear” with her that “the abortion debate will not be reopened.”Ebacher wrote on Facebook that she is “pro-choice” and “proud” to run for the Conservatives. “The important thing is to respect each other and not to be divisive,” she said.Rayes was not available for an interview Tuesday.
“I am concerned that a relatively minor incident, even one of miscalculation, could degenerate into a very serious situation, which no one would wish for and which would be tragic for all concerned,” he says in a report to the Security Council on the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE).His Special Envoy Lloyd Axworthy, Special Representative Legwaila Joseph Legwaila and the whole mission, whose current mandate ends on 30 September, are ready to work with both governments to clarify issues, resolve differences and prevent incidents in the border area peacefully, he says.Eritrea’s recent indication that it will engage UNMEE constructively to resolve any differences is welcome, Mr. Annan says, but Ethiopia’s continued “opposition to the demarcation process in conformity with the final and binding decision of the Boundary Commission” is a source of deep concern.”It is worth reminding the parties, and in particular Ethiopia, that the two Governments themselves entrusted the Boundary Commission with the entire demarcation process, drew up its mandate and selected its Commissioners,” he says.With four years having passed since the end of hostilities, it is time for the parties to demonstrate flexibility and realize, “and, perhaps, explain to their peoples, that sober choices will have to be made in order to end the current stalemate,” Mr. Annan says.
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UKRAINIAN PRIME MINISTER Mykola Azarov has resigned in a bid to ease Ukraine’s deadly two-month crisis as lawmakers began an extraordinary session aimed at adopting crucial reforms.“I have taken a personal decision to ask the president of Ukraine to accept my resignation from the post of prime minister,” Azarov said in a statement.Azarov said that he hoped his resignation would create “an additional possibility for a political compromise to peacefully resolve the conflict.”“The government has done everything during this standoff for a peaceful resolution of the conflict,” he said, adding that his cabinet had been forced to work in “extreme conditions”.“Today the most important thing is to preserve the unity and integrity of Ukraine. This is far more important than any personal plans or ambitions. That is why I have taken this decision,” he said.The special parliament session in Kiev is expected to debate ways of ending the crisis, including abolishing draconian anti-protest laws that have angered the opposition.Lawmakers suspended the session for a pause to agree an agenda for the day just minutes after starting with the national anthem and a one-minute silence for those killed during clashes in Kiev.- © AFP, 2013Explainer: What exactly is going on in Ukraine? > Read: Ukraine teeters towards state of emergency as protesters occupy Ministry > Read: ‘If it’s a bullet to the head, it’s a bullet to the head’ says Ukrainian opposition leader >
SIDA : le nombre d’enfants infectés a diminué de moitié depuis 2001Lundi, un rapport diffusé à Genève a révélé que l’an passé on recensait 2,3 millions de nouveaux cas de personnes séropositives contre 2,5 millions en 2011. Cela représente une réduction de 33% par rapport à 2001. Surtout, le nombre d’enfants contaminés a diminué de 52%.C’est un pas de plus dans la lutte contre le SIDA. Lundi, Onusida a dévoilé son rapport sur l’évolution du virus responsable de la maladie dans le monde. Selon les estimations, en 2012, 35,3 millions de personnes dans le monde vivaient avec le VIH, dont 70% en Afrique sud saharienne. Cette même année, 2,3 millions ont été infectées tandis que 1,6 million sont décédées (il y avait eu 1,8 million de décès en 2011 et 2,3 millions en 2005).L’an dernier, on estime que 260.000 enfants ont été contaminés dans le monde, soit 35% de moins qu’en 2009 et 52% de moins par rapport à 2001. Ainsi, 670.000 enfants ont été sauvés entre 2009 et 2012. Les résultats sont encourageants puisque “le nombre annuel de nouvelles infections par le VIH continue à diminuer avec des réductions particulièrement plus rapides du nombre d’enfants contaminés”, souligne Michel Sidibe, le directeur exécutif d’Onusida cité par l’AFP.Selon le rapport, ces résultats traduisent les efforts importants qui ont permis la mise en place de traitements antirétroviraux chez les femmes séropositives enceintes afin d’empêcher la transmission du virus aux enfants avant leur naissance. A la fin de 2012, 9,7 millions de personnes dans les pays à bas ou moyens revenus avaient accès à ces traitements (contre seulement 1,3 million en 2005). Aujourd’hui, Onusida espère obtenir une diminution de 90% de ces infections en 2015 et espère donner accès aux antirétroviraux à 15 millions de personnes.90% de femmes enceintes traitées au Ghana À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Cet objectif est tout à fait réalisable, estime le rapport. “Non seulement nous pouvons l’atteindre mais nous devons aller au delà et porter la vision et l’engagement que personne n’est laissé derrière”, souligne le directeur d’Onusida. Les progrès sont particulièrement évidents en Afrique sub-saharienne, la région du monde qui compte 90% des jeunes infectés avec 3,3 millions de cas. Au Ghana le nombre de femmes enceintes traitées est passé de 32% en 2009 à 90% en 2012. Ainsi, l’an dernier, la probabilité pour qu’une femme enceinte porteuse du VIH contamine son enfant était de 9% contre 31% trois ans plus tôt. Pourtant, les ressources financières destinées à la lutte contre le SIDA sont restées stables depuis 2008. La crise économique n’est pas étrangère au phénomène, mais les pays les plus concernés ont augmenté leur propre budget. Ils ont ainsi contribué à 53% des dépenses totales, évaluées à 18,9 milliards de dollars. L’objectif fixé par l’ONU est de 22 à 24 milliards en 2015. Le 24 septembre 2013 à 16:50 • Maxime Lambert
As mentioned here the other day, Tuesday was the 27th day this year with a high of 90 degrees or higher. Nature cooled us down since, and weather record-keepers are in a nail-biting session whether we will break the record of 28 days.No fear, as I believe Monday and Tuesday we have highs at 90 or better, so we’ll break the record of 27 days set in 1906. That’s more than 100 years, so I think that is worthy of mention. Not that I like the heat, but being a weatherman enjoy record-breaking events, especially non-disastrous ones.Things are mighty dry now — just take a look around or wait for your water or electric bill. We are getting into the latter half of August, and we will now see periods of up and down fluctuations in the temperatures. A couple of hot days, then a couple of cooler days. Nights are getting much longer so the air temperature gets a good chance to cool off.The bad news besides hot weather the next couple of days is that smoke and haze will return. Marine air should once again push inland by Thursday, bringing some morning clouds and then blue skies back. Highs will be seasonal, around 81 degrees.I have looked at all the forecast models and don’t see any major rainstorms, which would be a welcome relief. It does appear the high temperatures will slowly be going downward. Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com.
Related Items:government, house of assembly, spending Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Dec 2014 – Government spending is curtailed because government departments are for the most part staying within budget; chair of the Appropriations committee, Government Appointed Member Ruth Blackman said during House of Assembly debate yesterday that the committee was impressed with the ability of these departments to colour within the lines, so to speak: “…and we really commend Permanent Secretaries for staying within their budgetary allocations and ensuring that they met their financial targets as was set out within the budget.”The comments came as the members began debate on giving to government an additional $5.5 million dollars as an extra to the budget already approved since July. This request for more money was strongly criticized by the Opposition side, which says the under-allotments coupled with a four month late start on the fiscal year affects development and capital works. Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Recommended for you Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m
Carolina Baigorri, one of the students involved, said she wanted to lower that statistic. “We decided that we really wanted to help change that,” she said. “This product could have such a big impact in the world and just using it could save so many people from really dangerous types of situations and becoming a victim.”The girls entered their straw into the Business Plan Challenge where they took home first place.The judges were impressed with the simplicity of the product, which may easily find a place of prominence in restaurants, nightclubs and college campuses.“We actually did a survey at Northwestern, and we received feedback from the sororities and fraternities that 85 percent of the people would use them,” Cappello said.The trio said they are even more encouraged to continue developing additional products.They even got a patent for their idea before others copied it.“Just taking the precaution, keeping it with you, at least just try,” said Victoria Roca. “It doesn’t affect you in any way, so just to feel safe. That’s our main goal: to help people feel safe.” PINECREST, FLA. (WSVN) – Three South Florida high school students have designed a smart straw that can detect date rape drugs in drinks.The three Gulliver Preparatory School students are too young to drink but aren’t too young to develop a product designed to combat rape crimes.Victoria Roca, Susana Cappello and Carolina Baigorri came up with the idea in one of their classes at school.The straw identifies whether the drug is in your drink. “If it is clear, then that indicates that there is no ketamine or GHB [gamma hydroxy butyrate] in your alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink,” said Susana Cappello.If the straw strip comes out blue, it means the drink was tampered with.Before developing the actual smart straw, the students did their homework. They learned that one in every five women is a victim of rape and that roofies, GHB and ketamine can be used to spike drinks.The straw detects all three drugs. All three students plan to study business when they get to college.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, December 2, 2018, from 2pm to 4pm, in the Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street).December 2 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmBeads by BarbaraBee Balm Co.Hannah’s HerbalsJuice Box DivaPurple Carrot BreadPolish Prince PierogiSeafood ExpressSusan Anton LMTSweet Lydia’sAdditional Attractions:Wilmington United Methodist Church’s Alternative Gift FairWilmington Figure Skating Club at the Community TableBalloons with YarrowMake Beaded Snowflakes at the Kids TableLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 25In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 11In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 4In “Community”
Lightning Single 12-megapixel Water-resistant: IP67, dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging; Face ID; Memoji 4:06 No Tags Up to 512GB iPhone XR Power button OnePlus launched its newest phone, the OnePlus 7 Pro, Tuesday. With a 90Hz OLED display and a pop-up selfie camera, the new phone is a massive upgrade from last year’s 6T. It starts out at $670, $80 less than Apple’s iPhone XR and Samsung’s Galaxy S10E. The OnePlus 7 Pro shows how much the Chinese phone maker can flex its chops and still offer a great value in terms of design and features. But is it worth it?Out of the three phones, the OnePlus is the only one with a 90Hz OLED screen, which makes animations look smoother and text look sharper. It should be an incredible phone for mobile gaming. The Apple and Samsung phones have displays with a 60-Hz refresh rate, by comparison. In terms of size, the OnePlus has a 6.67-inch screen, the largest of the three and with the highest resolution. The iPhone XR has a 6.1-inch LCD display and the Galaxy S10E has a 5.8-inch OLED screen. 6GB, 8GB, 12GB 6.1-inch LCD; 1,792×828 pixels 5.8-inch AMOLED; 2,280×1,080-pixels 4K 128GB, 256GB Apple iPhone XR Headphone jack $749 • USB-C 5.9×3.0x0.33 in 3,100-mAh 162.6×75.9×8.8 mm 150.9×75.7×8.3 mm Camera Share your voice 6.8 oz; 194g Apple A12 Bionic 16-megapixel Samsung Apple OnePlus Yes Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors USB-C $749 48-megapixel (standard), 8-megapixel (telephoto), 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle) Now playing: Watch this: 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle) Preview • iPhone XR: Why the cheapest 2018 iPhone might be the one you want 90Hz display, pop-up selfie camera, dual-SIM, Warp Charging See It See It iOS 12 6.67-inch AMOLED; 3,120×1,440-pixels OnePlus 7 Pro is big, blue and budget friendly Dimensions (Millimeters) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XR (64GB, black) 2.84GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Android 9.0 with OxygenOS Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 7.27 oz; 206g Not disclosed 64GB, 128GB, 256GB 128GB, 256GB Comments 4K 4K Battery Review • iPhone XR review: The best iPhone value in years Not disclosed, but Apple claims it will last 90 min. longer than iPhone 8 Plus Apple Connector Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI Display size, resolution 7-megapixel with Face ID Sprint Fingerprint sensor 4,000-mAh 24 Photos Front-facing camera See All Processor Samsung Galaxy S10E Mobile software See It 5.6×2.8×0.27 in The iPhone XR and Galaxy S10E offer wireless charging and have bodies that are rated for dust and water resistance. The iPhone has a IP67 rating while the Galaxy is rated at iP68. The OnePlus 7 Pro lacks both of those features.The OnePlus 7 Pro has triple rear cameras one of which can capture 48-megapixel photos. The Galaxy S10 has a dual rear camera one with a 12-megapixel and the other a 16-megapixel sensor. The iPhone XR just has a single 12-megapixel rear camera.All three phones are amazing in their own right, but check out the specs of the OnePlus 7 Pro, iPhone XR and Galaxy S10E below to see how they compare to each other. Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Special features Phones Yes No Price off-contract (USD) $670 (128GB) $749 (64GB), $799 (128GB), $899 (256GB) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 2 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 142x70x7.9 mm Video capture See it 438ppi OnePlus 7 Pro 326ppi None OnePlus 7 Pro specs vs. iPhone XR, Galaxy S10E Pixel density $749 Storage Best Buy Expandable storage $749 Boost Mobile Dimensions (Inches) $750 OnePlus 7 Pro packs top features for less than $700 In-screen (optical) Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? 5.3 oz.; 150g None (Face ID) 6.4×2.99×0.35 in reading • OnePlus 7 Pro vs. iPhone XR, Galaxy S10E: We compare every spec Weight (Ounces, Grams) 516ppi Wireless PowerShare; hole punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 6GB, 8GB RAM 10-megapixel
Share your voice pic.twitter.com/RFmbsUpNKM— Alamo Drafthouse NYC (@AlamoNYC) June 27, 2019 pic.twitter.com/oGGfDJwlo6— Byron Guzman (@Mr_RebelBear) June 27, 2019 Marvel Target Spiderman 21 Photos This isn’t the first time the actors have subtly (or accidentally) paid homage to A Night at the Roxbury characters. They also showed up last week at The Graham Norton Show wearing shiny suits, complete with a gold necklace on Gyllenhaal. Post a comment TV and Movies Please tell me this was planned… pic.twitter.com/XgzcUqg4vU— Angelica (@BubblyMediaGirl) June 28, 2019 Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal look like the Night at the Roxbury guys. pic.twitter.com/JyYAasUJ5u— Josh Kurp (@JoshKurp) June 20, 2019 Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Holland star in Columbia Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home. Jay Maidment Spider-Man actors Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal traded in the usual red carpet couture for outfits that referenced Saturday Night Live’s Roxbury Guys nightclub characters made famous in the ’90s by comedians Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan. While attending the Hollywood premiere for their Marvel movie Spider-Man: Far From Home on Wednesday, Holland and Gyllenhaal dressed in shiny blue and maroon dress suits. Gyllenhaal even wore a gold chain.Fans on social media were quick to spot the pop culture reference.”Actually he looks like he can be one of the Roxbury guys,” fan @Tombot33 tweeted on Thursday.”Please tell me this was planned,” @BubblyMediaGirl tweeted. Tags Neither Holland or Gyllenhaal have admitted to dressing like the Roxbury Guys on purpose, so it could just be an accidental fashion trend. But here’s hoping the actors are planning a Roxbury Guys movie reboot. 0 Summer movie preview: Aladdin, Spider-Man, Tarantino and more Actually he looks like he can be one of the Roxbury guys. pic.twitter.com/oZpFIRSqVE— J. Tom Pogue (@Tombot33) June 27, 2019
An Airlift Northwest Lear Jet waits for a medevac call at the Juneau International Airport in 2013. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News)Download audioA new, life-saving service has just been added to some medevac aircraft in Southeast Alaska. Airlift Northwest is now offering blood transfusions on two planes stationed in Juneau.Airlift Northwest has performed more than 200 mid-air blood transfusions in the Pacific Northwest. But just last week, the nonprofit service did its first in Alaska. The patient was at Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital.“We’ve had patients we really don’t think would have survived had we not had blood on our aircrafts,” Chris Martin, the executive director of Airlift Northwest, said. “So for us and a lot of patients it’s been life-changing.”Their aircraft only carried regular IV fluid before. Now, each aircraft carries two units of O negative blood, the universal blood type, and two units of plasma.“If you give someone just regular fluid, it doesn’t have the oxygen-carrying capacity like blood and plasma do. Plus, it doesn’t have anything in it to help the body clot, which blood and plasma have,” Martin said. “So it’s all about clotting and all about oxygenation.”Martin says military trauma medicine has encouraged this change in practice.Other medevac operators in Alaska, such as LifeMed, also perform transfusions. But they don’t carry their own blood on the planes at all times. Instead they pick the blood up from the hospital every time a patient would require it.Airlift’s blood and plasma are transported from Seattle to Juneau, and exchanged twice a week. Airlift partnered with Alaska Airlines for this.If the blood is not used in a few days, it is sent back to Seattle to Harborview Hospital’s Trauma Center, where someone is likely to need it.“What that does is not allow the blood to go to waste so it gets put back into the system to be used,” Brenda Nelson, Airlift’s chief flight nurse, said.Martin says Airlift will spend $35,000 a year to transport those fluids.Airlift is affiliated with the University of Washington’s medical program, which also operates Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who failed to form a coalition after the April polls, plans to visit India ahead of the repeat elections in September hoping that a photo-op with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will boost his campaign, according to an opinion piece in a leading Israeli daily. Israeli lawmakers in May voted 74-45 in favour of dissolving the 21st Knesset (Parliament) and hold an unprecedented repeat general elections on September 17 after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us Ha’aretz columnist Yossi Verter, in an opinion piece, ‘Netanyahu’s Out of Luck, but He’s Hoping a Photo-op With India’s Modi Will Help’, over the weekend argued that Netanyahu ‘enlisted’ (or recruited) three heads of world and regional powers to help boost his campaign before the April 9 elections. “Heading the group was the buddy, Donald Trump. In the most transparent manner, from on high, the White House organised a palsy-walsy visit for Netanyahu, whose highlight was when the President signed a document recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. That was on March 25 and was Trump’s modest contribution,” Verter wrote. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us “Pleased as punch, Netanyahu returned to Israel, and on April 1, the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, arrived for a visit. Then, a week before Election Day, Netanyahu flew off to Moscow, where President Vladimir Putin organised a spectacular, Hollywood-style ceremony in his honour, marking the discovery of the remains of long-missing Israeli soldier Zachary Baumel”, he added. Advertise With Us However, after the Knesset was disbanded and the country hurtled into another election campaign, Verter said that “the Prime Minister’s Bureau dusted off the globe. Where haven’t we visited, who haven’t we met with?” “Only great powers do it for him. And only two haven’t yet had the privilege of offering Netanyahu photo-ops for an election campaign: China and India,” he pointed out. “Netanyahu, who’s fighting for his personal survival ahead of a hearing before the state prosecution on several cases, must find a way to bounce back,” the columnist noted. He said that China was not an option as it is a “tough country, with clear rules”. In view of all this, the PM Office in Jerusalem is said to have reached out to their counterparts in New Delhi and requested for an invitation. “Prime Minister Modi is a true friend. A friend indeed for a friend in need. The Indians checked their diary and got back to the Israelis with a suggestion for an August visit. Not happening, came the answer but we’d be happy to come in the first week of September (about 10 days before the election). It’s a good bet that Modi and his aides know why the bride’s in a rush to go under the chuppah, but, what are friends for?” the columnist wrote. Netanyahu will land, meet, have his picture taken, market the visit as “very important” for Israel’s security and economic interests, complain that the leftist media ignored the trip and upload something to Facebook, the journalist wrote. Informed sources told PTI that a day for Netanyahu’s trip to New Delhi is indeed being worked out and the Indian PMO had suggested the week of August 25 for the visit. The Israeli side prefers a September visit which would be closer to the general elections on the 17th of that month, they said. The first request for an invitation for Netanyahu to visit New Delhi was made in January during the visit of Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Sabbath to India. The two leaders were scheduled to meet on February 11 before the elections in Israel but Netanyahu called off his trip to New Delhi due to other engagements. The efforts regarding the visit were renewed after the Israeli parliament was dissolved and fresh elections announced. Netanyahu visited India in January 2018 while Modi travelled to Tel Aviv in 2017, becoming the first Indian Prime Minister to tour the Jewish state, where Netanyahu received him at the airport. A picture of two of them strolling barefoot at the Olga beach in northern Israel during Modi’s visit to the country in 2017 created waves with talks of ‘bromance’ in Israel. Opinion polls carried out by Channel 12 and 13 on Wednesday showed that Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party led right bloc will fall short of the 61 mark by four to five seats, which would mean that he would again require support of his one-time close confidante Avigdor Lieberman.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has virtually rejected the Finance Ministry’s demand for further easing of banking regulatory norms.The central bank’s stand on the capital adequacy levels and risk weights, which its first report since Saktikanta Das took over as governor clarifies, has belied a general feeling that North Block has installed a rubber stamp in the former bureaucrat at the helm of the nation’s banking regulator.The report titled “Trend and Progress of Banking in India 2017-18,” any haste in relaxing capital adequacy and risk weights rules when defaults were high and provisions low was harmful to the economy.The report said the Basel III norms recommended risk weights for various credit exposures based on cumulative default rates (CDR) and recovery rates observed internationally, a media report says.However, CDRs and loss-given-default (LGD) rates observed in India were much higher than observed internationally, the RBI said.Therefore, applying Basel-specific risk weights would understate the true risk of loan assets carried on the books of the Indian banks, according to the report. The current levels of the provisions banks maintain may not be enough to cover the expected losses, it said.The adequacy of buffers is an important issue to absorb the expected losses that have not been covered by the provisions, the report said.The views of the central bank, against which Finance Minister Arun Jaitley voiced differences in public during Urjit Patel’s tenure, eventually leading to his resignation, had invited vocal criticism from the RBI’s independent governors.S Gurumurthy, one of the independent governors, had said that the country should adopt Basel-III norms with regard to capital adequacy as an international best practice.The RBI has given one more year to banks for implementing the last tranche of 0.625 per cent under the capital conservation buffer (CCB) postponing the deadline to March 31, 2020. The RBI, however, retained the capital adequacy requirement for banks at 9 per cent.Supporting its stand on prompt corrective action, the RBI said the Indian banking system had a high proportion of un-provisioned bad loans, although there were signs of improvement.Though the government has continued to infuse capital into public sector banks, more than 70 per cent of the money has gone to offset losses, hardly making a difference in the overall health of the banking system.
At least 14 people were killed and 12 injured in a road crash on Natore-Pabna highway at Kadamchilan in Baraigram upazila in Natore on Saturday. Photo: Mukter HossainWith the killing of 14 people in a road accident in Natore on the 4thday of Eid-ul-Azha, a total of 58 people lost their lives in road accidents across the country from Monday to Saturday, reports UNB.The Natore crash also left 14 others injured on Natore-Pabna highway at Kadamchilan in Baraigram upazila on in the afternoon.Five of the deceased were identified as Rajofa, 45, and Shefali Begum, 48, of Narayanpur village of Boraigram upazila in the district, Logena, 60, and Aduri Biswas, 35, of Jamaidigha village in the same upazila and Abdus Subhan, 75, of Pakshi in Pabna district.The accident took place when a Bogura-bound bus of ‘Challenger Paribahan’ from Pabna hit a human-hauler (locally named as leguna) carrying 15 passengers around 4:10pm, leaving 13 passengers of the human-hauler dead on the spot and 15 bus travellers injured, said Biplob BijayTalukder, superintendent of Natore police.Bonpara highway police recovered the bodies.Meanwhile, the district administration formed a 3-member probe committee, led by additional district magistrate Mohammad Saiduzzaman, which has been asked to submit its report within five working days.Besides, the local administration announced to provide TK 20,000 to each of the deceased’s families and Tk 10,000 to each of the injured victims’ families.Meanwhile, the roads and highways department formed a ten-member probe committee to investigate the accidents occurred across the country during the Eid vacation.The committee was formed at the directive of road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader, said Abu Naser, senior information officer of the department.The committee, headed by additional director Shafiqul Islam, was asked to submit its report within next 10 days, he added.Earlier in the morning, two people were killed and 25 others injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Chattogram highway at Jimaltola in Cumilla’s Daudkandi upazila.In Rajshahi, Md Nazim, 50, and his grandson Arafat, 3, were killed and two others injured in a collision between a motorcycle and an auto-rickshaw in Katakhali area of the city on Saturday morning.Earlier on Friday, at least six people were killed and two others injured as a bus hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Lemua upazila on the 3rd day of Eid.On Wednesday, at least six people, including a woman and a child were killed in separate road accidents in Cumilla, Kushtia and Laxmipur districts.On Tuesday, at least nine people, including a schoolboy and a local BNP leader, were killed while 53 others injured in separate road accidents in Gopalganj, Narail, Rajshahi, Natore and Khagrachhari districts.On Monday, at least19 people, including a woman and three children, were killed in road crashes in Narsingdi, Feni and Gaibandha districts.
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 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more 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. 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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. May 22, 2012 — Peter B. Bach, M.D., of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, and colleagues conducted a systematic review to examine the evidence regarding the benefits and harms of low-dose computerized tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer death. “Most patients are diagnosed with advanced disease, resulting in a very low 5-year survival rate,” the authors write. “Renewed enthusiasm for lung screening arose with the advent of LDCT imaging, which is able to identify smaller nodules than can chest radiographs.”For the review, the researchers identified 8 randomized controlled trials and 13 cohort studies of LDCT screening that met criteria for inclusion. Three randomized studies provided evidence on the effect of LDCT screening on lung cancer mortality, of which the National Lung Screening Trial was the most informative, demonstrating that among 53,454 participants enrolled, screening resulted in significantly fewer lung cancer deaths (20 percent lower relative risk). The other 2 smaller studies showed no such benefit. “In terms of potential harms of LDCT screening, across all trials and cohorts, approximately 20 percent of individuals in each round of screening had positive results requiring some degree of follow-up, while approximately 1 percent had lung cancer. There was marked heterogeneity in this finding and in the frequency of follow-up investigations, biopsies, and percentage of surgical procedures performed in patients with benign lesions.” The authors write that “Low-dose computed tomography screening may benefit individuals at an increased risk for lung cancer, but uncertainty exists about the potential harms of screening and the generalizability of results.”This report, a multisociety collaborative initiative, forms the basis of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Oncology clinical practice guideline, which, in summary is:Recommendation 1: For smokers and former smokers ages 55 to 74 years who have smoked for 30 pack-years (number of packs of cigarettes smoked per day by the number of years the person has smoked) or more and either continue to smoke or have quit within the past 15 years, it is suggested that annual screening with LDCT should be offered over both annual screening with chest radiograph or no screening, but only in settings that can deliver the comprehensive care provided to National Lung Screening Trial participants. (Grade of evidence 2B, indicating a “weak recommendation based on moderate quality research data”)Recommendation 2: For individuals who have accumulated fewer than 30 pack-years of smoking or are either younger than 55 years or older than 74 years, or individuals who quit smoking more than 15 years ago, and for individuals with severe comorbidities that would preclude potentially curative treatment, limit life expectancy, or both, it is suggested that CT screening should not be performed. (Grade of evidence 2C, indicating a “weak recommendation based on low quality research data”)For more information: www.ama-assn.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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