Migration challenges must be met with conviction and compassion Prime Minister of

“We need to respond to this challenge, not with fear, not with dread, not by closing ourselves within walls. But with tenacity, conviction and compassion,” said Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in his address to the General Assembly today. “This is what drives my country time and again to push for migration to be high on the agenda,” he added, emphasizing that Malta has been working tirelessly to address the concerns and challenges being presented. He further called for stepping up sharing of information, improved implementation of national enforcement policies and stronger penalties to punish human traffickers and smugglers, whom he equated to the worst category of criminals, to effectively address this challenge. The Prime Minister of Malta also stressed that this solution needs a collective approach and a global perspective, and highlighted that closer cooperation is essential for and among the countries of origin, transit and destination. Noting that the threat of terrorism continues to loom over countries and innocent civilians, he added: “No religion and no discrimination can ever be a defensible cause for maiming, terrorising, and killing others.” Prime Minister Muscat underscored his country’s belief that UN is central in the global fight against terrorism and said that as host to the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law, Malta believes that the most effective way to counter terrorism is by empowering the rule of law and strengthening the judiciary in the States where such activity is gaining ground. He further noted that Malta is deeply committed to Euro-Mediterranean dialogue and cooperation and there can be no peace and security in Europe without peace and security in the Mediterranean. He added that this would be the vision that will drive its Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2017. In conclusion, Mr. Muscat said that in spite of the atrocities the world has witnessed this past year, the international community must continue to hold on to the principles peace and security, development and human rights. “We must not allow fear to be the driving and at times paralyzing force. And we must continue to keep in mind the larger picture: to recognize that our diversity is our strength; that to understand each other fortifies our progress; and that one people’s concerns are collectively our concerns,” he emphasized. read more

Millions of babies mostly in South Asia risk brain damage from breathing

Number of babies (in millions) living in areas where air pollution exceeds World Health Organisation recommended limits (10µg/m3). Danger in the Air, notes that breathing in particulate air pollution can damage brain tissue and undermine cognitive development – with lifelong implications and setbacks. “Not only do pollutants harm babies’ developing lungs – they can permanently damage their developing brains – and, thus, their futures,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. Satellite imagery reveals that South Asia has the largest proportion of babies under the age of one living in the worst-affected areas, with 12.2 million babies residing where outdoor air pollution exceeds six times international limits set by the World Health Organization (WHO). The East Asia and Pacific region is home to some 4.3 million babies living in areas that exceed six times the limit. “Protecting children from air pollution not only benefits children. It also benefits their societies – realized in reduced health care costs, increased productivity and a safer, cleaner environment for everyone,” he stressed. The paper shows that air pollution, like inadequate nutrition and stimulation, and exposure to violence during the critical first 1,000 days of life, can affect the development of their growing brains. It explains that ultrafine pollution particles are so small that they can enter the blood stream, travel to the brain, and damage the blood-brain barrier, which can cause neuro-inflammation. Number of babies (in thousands) living in the worst affected areas (=6 times World Health Organisation limits 60µg/m3) Some pollution particles can cause neurodegenerative diseases while others can damage brain areas for learning and development. A young child’s brain is vulnerable: by a smaller dosage of toxic chemicals, as compared to an adult’s; as they breathe more rapidly; and because their physical defences and immunities are not fully developed. The paper outlines urgent steps to reduce the impact of air pollution on babies’ growing brains, including immediate actions for parents to decrease children’s exposure at home to harmful fumes produced by tobacco products, cook stoves and heating fires. It also suggests investing in cleaner, renewable sources of energy to replace fossil fuel combustion; provide affordable access to public transport; increase green spaces in urban areas; and provide better waste management options to prevent open burning of harmful chemicals.Danger in the Air advises reducing children’s exposure to pollutants by traveling during lower air pollution times of the day; providing appropriately fitting air filtration masks, in extreme cases; and creating smart urban planning so that major sources of pollution are not located near schools, clinics or hospitals. It further recommends improving children’s overall health to bolster their resilience, and promotes exclusive breastfeeding and good nutrition. Finally, as reducing children’s exposure begins with understanding the quality of air they are breathing, the report endorses improved knowledge and monitoring of air pollution. “No child should have to breathe dangerously polluted air – and no society can afford to ignore air pollution,” Mr. Lake concluded. read more

Ohio State defense ready to showcase improved skills against Navy

Then-sophomore linebacker Joshua Perry (37) tackles a player during The Game Nov. 30 at Michigan Stadium. OSU won, 42-41.Credit: Ritika Shah / Lantern TV News directorWith the first game of the 2014 season only days away, the Buckeyes are just recovering from one of the biggest overhauls of the offseason.Not only have they lost senior quarterback Braxton Miller for the year because of a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, but they’ve also seen a turnover at two defensive coaching positions — former co-defensive coordinator Everett Withers left for the head coaching position at James Madison University and former defensive line coach Mike Vrabel took a job with the Houston Texans as their linebackers coach.Co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash and defensive line coach Larry Johnson were brought in to overhaul a defense that gave up a combined 115 points in its final three games last season, and the players have responded to the new defensive style.Ash was brought in after one season as defensive coordinator at Arkansas while Johnson was a member of the Penn State coaching staff for 18 years before joining Meyer’s crew in Columbus.“I think that the scheme change — playing a more aggressive defense — it’s a little bit easier to grasp and has helped us a lot,” junior linebacker Joshua Perry said.Perry said the new aggressive style of play particularly helps the linebackers better play to their skill sets.“We have got some of those guys who played safety in high school. Kind of the hybrid guys who are a little bit lighter and they can hit which is really important,” Perry said. “We have got some of the other guys like (freshman Raekwon McMillan) and (senior Curtis Grant) and myself, who are a little bit of the bigger guys who can still run and cover.”Junior cornerback Armani Reeves said the new scheme has also helped out a secondary that let up an average of 378 yards passing in its final three games last season.“I am very excited,” Reeves said of the new defense. “Playing bump-and-run and playing physical, being able to use our skills — you got (redshirt-freshman Eli Apple), (redshirt-freshman Gareon Conley), (who are) big long corners, then you got me and (senior Doran Grant) that are really strong and really know how to manhandle the wide receivers.”Coach Urban Meyer said the corner position opposite Doran Grant is still up for grabs heading into the first game against Navy.“The other corner, it’s Eli and Gareon. They haven’t separated themselves yet either, which is a good sign,” Meyer said. “They’ll both play.”Then-sophomore cornerback Armani Reeves prepares for a play during a game against Florida A&M Sept. 21 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 76-0.Lantern file photoReeves said while the two young players continue to fight for playing time, they each have distinctive skills.“They both bring a different type of style to their game, but that’s what makes them special,” he said. “Gareon has really fluid hips, and he reads routes really well and Eli is a really strong and physical guy so they both play a little bit different.”The new style of play is set to be tested against an uncommon offensive scheme with Navy, a team that runs a triple-option wishbone look which features the quarterback and wing backs in a run-heavy style offense.While playing against such an unusual offense would normally be a tough challenge, Perry said having the entire offseason to practice for it has helped.“The really good thing for us is we have had all camp to prepare,” Perry said. “Whereas you would come in on a typical game week and you really only have four or five days to prepare.”The attitude and toughness that comes with playing against a U.S. military academy is something the Buckeye defense have also been preparing for, Perry said.“That is something we talked about in meetings today. These guys are guys who are trained to be fearless,” he said. “They are trained to be relentless all the time. We know that we have to go full go the whole game.”The Buckeyes are set to play Navy on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is scheduled for noon. read more

Most people want Nóirín OSullivan to resign or step aside as Garda

first_img By Órla Ryan Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan Monday 6 Mar 2017, 3:15 PM Share387 Tweet Email Most people want Nóirín O’Sullivan to resign or step aside as Garda Commissioner Seven in 10 people want her to step down or step aside while the Charleton Tribunal investigates an alleged smear campaign against Maurice McCabe. MOST PEOPLE WANT Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to resign or step down while the Charleton Tribunal investigates an alleged smear campaign against whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe.According to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll, seven in 10 people (71%) want O’Sullivan to step aside – 34% of people surveyed said O’Sullivan should “resign now”, while 37% said she should “step aside until the tribunal concludes”.Some 17% of voters think the commissioner should stay in her role, while 13% are unsure.O’Sullivan has denied any wrongdoing. Speaking at a public meeting with the Policing Authority last month, she said: “A lot of inaccurate information goes into the public domain. We have to address whether we always balance it… 91 Comments Image: Sasko Lazarov/ Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan Image: Sasko Lazarov/ Mar 6th 2017, 3:15 PM Short URL 14,588 Views Unfortunately some of those inaccuracies we cannot correct at the moment and there needs to be an understanding of that from our own members.The opinion poll was conducted last Monday and Tuesday among a representative sample of 1,200 voters aged 18 or over. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.8%.Appeal for information Speaking at the opening of the Disclosures Tribunal last week, Justice Peter Charleton called on people with information pertinent to the probe into how whistleblowers have been treated by An Garda Síochána to provide written statements to the Tribunal solicitor Elizabeth Mullen.Charleton said the tribunal will look at how top officials in An Garda Síochána react when concerns are raised by whistleblowers:“The central concern is whether such reaction has, possibly, and this is now unknown, not only been one of distaste, but of active and thought-through malice whereby media briefings take place against individuals who rock the boat.As if that were not enough, there is an additional question as to whether those who air concerns about poor policing may also be targeted and attacked as to their family life and as to their adherence to basic standards of human decency.The first module will look at the response of O’Sullivan, her predecessor Martin Callinan and others at the highest command level to disclosures made by McCabe and, in particular, the manner in which his character may possibly have been “undermined by calumny or detraction”.Submissions will be heard, Justice Charleton explained, on whether there is privilege against disclosing instructions given by a client to their lawyer as to what is to be pursued in cross-examination.This relates to the O’Higgins Commission into allegations of garda malpractice in Bailieboro, Co Cavan, during which McCabe claims the Commissioner directed her counsel to discredit him.With reporting from Michelle Hennessy Read: Charleton: ‘Every lie told to this Tribunal will be a waste of what ordinary men and women have paid for’Read: The Policing Authority chair has a ‘degree of confidence’ in the Garda Commissioner Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Trump Admin Quietly Shutters Critical NASA Climate Research Program

first_img Despite all the warnings about climate change, a lot of data show that even among those that care, they don’t tend to talk about climate change all that often. And for those who are wondering what the point is if we’ve already passed the point of no return — harm reduction. Just because you’ve had two more shots than you should have, doesn’t mean you need to do another six. That said, the Trump administration is quietly shuttering some studies examining the effects of climate change. For years, NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System, has been collating all kinds of data about the planet’s carbon dioxide flows. But Trump has shuttered the program, Science reports.Just about every organization, including Trump’s own companies and the US military, agree that climate change is an imminent threat. Given the importance of NASA to the scientific community in general, this puts the entire scientific communities’ abilities to study and understand climate change in serious jeopardy.“If you cannot measure emissions reductions, you cannot be confident that countries are adhering to the [Paris Climate Agreement,” Kelly Sims Gallagher of Tufts University told Science. “The White House has mounted a broad attack on climate science, repeatedly proposing cuts to NASA’s earth science budget, including the CMS, and cancellations of climate missions such as the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3 (OCO-3). Although Congress fended off the budget and mission cuts, a spending deal signed in March made no mention of the CMS,” the piece reads. Because the US tends to require authorization of funding as well appropriations, by leaving the program out of the bill, the White House was able to nix it, according to Steve Cole, a NASA spokesperson. Last year, Trump withdrew the US from the Paris Climate Agreement, making it, currently, the only nation on Earth that isn’t participating. Shuttering the CMS, though, is a massive doubling down, as it will effectively bar all other countries from the data they need to assess their emissions and understand how to effectively combat them. Thankfully, not all is lost. Europe has one carbon-monitoring satellite now, and more are coming. Still, it’s a serious dent in humanity’s collective ability to share and understand basic information about our planet. So yea, it sucks.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor Stay on targetlast_img read more

Gattuso warns AC Milan We cant rely on Higuain for everything

first_imgAC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has warned the club that they cannot allow themselves to depend solely on Gonzalo Higuain to improve their fortunes this seasonThe Argentina international completed his move to the Rossoneri earlier this month as part of a swap deal alongside Juventus teammate Mattia Caldara with defender Leonardo Bonucci going the other way back to Turin.But it’s the arrival of Higuain that has captured the interest of the Milan supporters with his record of 111 goals in 177 appearances in the Serie A in his five years in Italy through spells with both Napoli and Juventus.And Higuain got off to a promising start for Milan by scoring against old club Real Madrid in a friendly at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.But, despite his emerging importance for Milan this season, Gattuso has cautioned against placing too many expectations on the 30-year-old.“We’re going nowhere if we just rely on one player, even if it is Higuain. It’s not enough,” said Gattuso, according to Goal.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“In order to be credible, you have to do the work throughout the week, encouraging your team-mates and not insulting them. I’ve seen all of that since he arrived here.”While Higuain had equalised for Milan, after Karim Benzema’s second-minute opener, it proved to be the only highlight of the game for the Serie A giants with Gareth Bale and Borja Mayoral both scoring to secure Real a 3-1 win.“Last season our biggest problem was that we played some attractive football without bringing home a result, and now we’ve got the same regrets, so it’s something we need to improve,” continued Gattuso.“We’ve got to avoid conceding goals at the end of each half. It was a good performance overall, the side is in good shape and plays well. In general, I am happy, as we have strengthened this summer.“It’s true the gap with Juventus remains very large, but we are young and on the right track. If we continue like this, I don’t think it’ll take long to bridge that gap.”Milan will begin their Serie A campaign at home to Genoa on Sunday.last_img read more

2019 Commodity Classic Sees Second Highest Farmer Attendance in History

first_imgInitial reports indicate total attendance at last week’s 2019 Commodity Classic in Orlando exceeded 9,100 including approximately 4,500 farmers. The farmer attendance figure ranks second highest in the 23-year history of Commodity Classic and total attendance ranks third. These numbers are still preliminary. Final attendance information will be available in 10 to 14 days.“Farmers across the country are using new challenges in the industry as a launchpad for innovation, and that was clear this year at Commodity Classic, where interest in the educational sessions and new technologies was elevated to a new level,” said Wade Cowan, a Texas soybean farmer and co-chair of the 2019 Commodity Classic. “The energy and enthusiasm among farmers and agribusinesses alike made for some deep and engaging conversations and an overall very positive experience.”“Commodity Classic is where farmers come to gain knowledge and insight—and this year’s educational line-up was focused on helping farmers gain an edge in a time of uncertainty,” said Wesley Spurlock, a Texas corn farmer and co-chair of the 2019 Commodity Classic.  “Every educational session is selected by farmers, for farmers—so the topics and speakers are relevant and important to a farmer’s bottom line.”Additional highlights of the 2019 Commodity Classic included:A huge trade show with 404 exhibiting companies comprising a total of 2,105 booth spaces, encompassing the latest in technology, equipment, inputs, services and innovation in agriculture.A keynote address by Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, who also greeted farmers during a walkaround on the trade show floorMore than 40 educational sessions covering a wide range of topics including soil health, farm policy, trade, yield barriers, farm transition and many moreA three-day showcase of innovation, technology, equipment and groundbreaking ideas that are changing the face of agriculture and food productionDozens of opportunities for farmers from across the nation to network and learn from each otherMeetings and policy development sessions involving the presenting commodity associationsThe 2020 Commodity Classic will be held February 27-29, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas.  For more information and to sign up for email updates, visit in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience.  Commodity Classic is presented annually by the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.last_img read more

Future PLCs Digital Play

first_imgThe U.S. operation may be getting there more quickly, with digital advertising now representing 58 percent of total ad revenues of $14 million. But this is on the back of major print contraction. In fiscal 2012, which ended September 30, circulation revenue fell 25 percent, with the newsstand down 31 percent. Print subs were down 27 percent and print advertising was down 29 percent. Digital advertising for the U.S. group was up 14 percent, however. And through significant cost reductions throughout 2012, which included the shutdown of Playstation: The Official Magazine and Nintendo Power, the sell-off of its music group to NewBay Media and the elimination of 78 employees, EBITE losses improved by 44 percent from a negative $6.6 million in 2011 to a negative $3.7 million in 2012.Despite the print declines and negative profits, Wood says the U.S. operation is on track for profitability in 2013. “Our U.S. operations have been restructured and are heading for profit in 2013,” says Wood in a statement. “We are a leading publisher in tablet markets and our online audience has grown by 70 percent to more than 50 million uniques a month. These advances are opening new opportunities and we will accelerate Future’s digital transformation in the year ahead.”A bright spot for the company has been tablet edition sales, which now gross $1 million per month globally based on just over 100 titles in circulation. Global tablet product sales since Apple launched its Newsstand last October have been $9.6 million. In the U.S., MacLife has been Future’s best-selling title on the tablet with about 65,000 copies per month. The company says 90 percent of digital edition sales are to new customers, with 40 percent outside the core UK and U.S. markets. Sixty percent of those customers sign up for subscriptions and renewal rates are in the 60 percent range. Future plc, the UK-based enthusiast publisher that once relied heavily on print newsstand sales and subscriptions, has been in deep turnaround mode making digital a primary focus. And that challenge has been best illustrated in its struggling U.S.-based operations, where after a year of cost contraction through title sell-offs and closures and staff reductions, digital has become a strategic imperative.With the release of its year-end results, the company says digital advertising now accounts for 40 percent of overall ad revenues (UK and U.S.). Digital revenues were up 30 percent over fiscal 2011 to $33 million. According to Future CEO Mark Wood, the goal is to generate at least half of overall revenues from digital in the next four years. last_img read more

Genesis recalls 8000 G80 G90 models for a loose seal

first_img More about 2019 Genesis G90 2019 Infiniti Q50 review: Aged, but with youthful charm 2019 Genesis G90 review: Luxury’s most screaming deal? 1 Review • 2019 Genesis G90 review: Luxury’s most screaming deal? 2019 Genesis G90: High luxury, higher value Share your voice Car Industry Luxury cars Sedans 2019 Genesis G70: A familiar formula, but a little bit sweetercenter_img Recalls Genesis Tags Enlarge ImageLoose seals: Bad for Bluths, and also bad for cars. Sam Bendall/Roadshow Sometimes, a loose seal can cause a person to lose his or her hand. When it comes to cars, though, they generally just mess with engine functionality and cause frustration. That’s the reasoning behind Genesis’ latest recall — the engine part, not the limb loss.Genesis has issued a recall for 8,059 examples of the 2018 Genesis G80 and the 2017-2018 Genesis G90. Both cars were built at Hyundai Motor Company’s Korean plant in Ulsan. The G80s carry build dates between Jan. 16, 2017 and Dec. 29, 2017, while the G90s carry build dates between June 13, 2016 and Dec. 29, 2017. Both models involved in the recall sport the 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 gas engine.The issue stems from an oil supply pipe that feeds lubricant to the turbocharged. The pipe assemblies, as Genesis states in the recall document, “may have been produced with insufficient swaging pressure on the fitting located near its center union.” Long story short, it means there will be a loose seal at that location. If oil leaks out of that seal and onto the exhaust manifold, it might cause an engine fire. Owners might see oil spills or white smoke, possibly accompanied with a burning smell.Genesis discovered the issue in February, after receiving a report of an engine fire in Korea. Eventually, it discovered a running production change related to the defective part, after which point warranty claims about oil leaks decreased. Eventually, Hyundai Motor Company found five warranty claims in the US for oil leaks from the turbocharger’s oil supply pipe, and the company decided to issue a recall. Thankfully, the automaker is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the problem.Upon taking recalled vehicles back to the dealership, technicians will replace the turbocharger’s oil supply pipe with the updated component, which will remedy the issue. Owners won’t need to seek reimbursement for work already performed, since the vehicles’ ages were well within range of the new-car warranty. Owners should expect to begin receiving recall notifications in the mail in September. 96 Photos Comment More From Roadshow Genesislast_img read more

12 Doctors Get Mr Men Makeover in Upcoming Hargreaves Series

first_imgStay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster As a child, I proudly wore the titles of Little Miss Bossy, Little Miss Giggles, and Little Miss Chatterbox—as depicted by writer and artist Roger Hargreaves.When the prolific British author of the Mr. Men and Little Miss books died in 1988, his son Adam took over the series, continuing to convey simple moral lessons.Now, Hargreaves has teamed with Puffin Books, BBC Worldwide, and Sanrio Global for a new storybook mash-up: Doctor Who Meets The World of Hargreaves.AdChoices广告Written and illustrated by the second-generation cartoonist, this series combines Doctor Who‘s penchant for storytelling with the humor and design made famous by Hargreaves Senior.“There is a wealth of unofficial fan-created content online,” Sanrio Licensing Director Alastair McHarrie said in an October announcement. “We wanted to give something back to these supporters.”Obviously, 12 titles will be released: one for each Doctor. The first four books— Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh, and Dr. Twelfth—are expected to hit shelves next month, coinciding with the show’s April 15’s season premiere.Puffin Books will publish the stories in Britain, while Penguin Young Readers serves as the US master publisher.“We are delighted to be publishing such unique and fun stories,” Francesca Dow, managing director of Penguin Random House Children’s Books, said in a statement. “We’re confident and excited they will appeal to the thousands of Doctor Who and Mr. Men fans around the world.”The short tales—32 pages each—are aimed at three-to-seven-year-olds. But no one will judge you for sneaking into your kids’ room for a quick visit with the Doctor.Every story tells a different tale: Cranky Dr. First stumbles upon Cybermen, Dr. Fourth and Sarah Jane Smith have a run-in with Daleks, Dr. Eleventh and River Song go on a daring adventure, and Dr. Twelfth battles his long-time frenemy, Miss the Master. “We … think that fans will love these creative incarnations of the Doctor reimagined in the ‘Hargreaves’ style,” Jan Paterson, head of book and audio publishing at BBC Worldwide, said. “We’re always looking for innovative ways to engage our fans, so this is the perfect partnership for us.”The $5.99 paperbacks launch April 25. Pre-order, the first four from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, Hudson Booksellers, IndieBound, Powell’s, Target, and Walmart, or buy them directly from the Penguin Random House website.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.View as: One Page Slides1. Pre Order Here2. Pre Order Here3. Pre Order Here4. Pre Order Herelast_img read more

Elderly womans body found in decomposed state

first_imgKolkata: A decomposed body of an elderly woman was found inside her house on Sunday afternoon.Police went to the spot after getting information that a foul smell was coming from the house. According to sources, since Sunday morning, residents of Rakhal Mukherjee Road in Sarsuna experienced foul smell coming out of the house at 1/1A, Rakhal Mukherjee Road, which belonged to Rabindranath Chatterjee. As they didn’t get any response from the occupants of the house, neighbours called up the police control room in Lalbazar. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAfter a few minutes, police personnel from Sarsuna police station went to the house and saw the elderly woman identified as Chaya Chatterjee (82) was lying dead.The body had already decomposed. Later, the police sent the body for autopsy. Local sources informed that during the month of February this year, Chhaya and Rabindranath’s son Dipanjan died under mysterious circumstances. His decomposed body was recovered by police at the time. Local residents claimed that the members of Chatterjee family were under depression. On Sunday when the police questioned Chhaya’s daughter to know how the elderly woman died, her daughter reportedly told the cops that Chhaya was alive. It is suspected that Chhaya had died at least two-three days ago. Sleuths are waiting for the autopsy report to know the exact cause of death.last_img read more

Accident at the corner of King and Lyell StreetAccident at the corner

first_imgDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Three vehicles have been involved in an accident at the corner of King and Lyell Street.The vehicles involved are a minibus taxi, a white VW Polo and a grey Toyota Yaris.The taxi was transporting eight passengers at the time. There were three occupants in the Toyota Yaris, including a child, while the driver was alone in the VW Polo. No one was injured.Police, Public Safety and towing services responded to the scene.The road is now clear and traffic is flowing as normal.last_img read more

MIM Software Inc Collaborating With Radialogica to Provide Monte Carlo Dose Calculation

first_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more 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 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications 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. 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2018 MIM Software Inc. Collaborating With Radialogica to Provide Monte Carlo Dose Calculation Partnership will combine MIM Software’s imaging and registration tools with Radialogica’s dose calculation capabilitiescenter_img The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Related Content News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more July 30, 2018 — MIM Software Inc. announced its intention to collaborate with Radialogica to provide an integrated, advanced Monte Carlo dose calculation algorithm for adaptive radiation therapy assessment and quality assurance. MIM Software is currently demonstrating its latest solutions at the 2018 American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) annual meeting, July 29-Aug. 2 in Nashville.Monte Carlo simulation is considered the gold standard in dose calculation. MIM Software CEO Andrew Nelson said the partnership will allow the companies to combine automation and dose calculation on a vendor-neutral platform.  Combined with MIM Software’s imaging and registration tools, the addition of an advanced Monte Carlo dose calculation algorithm will provide a leap forward in automating adaptive assessment during therapy while providing 3-D dose verification using independently verified beam models.Through a previous partnership with Scientific RT, Radialogica offers the SciMoCa dose calculation algorithm.For more information:, FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read morelast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “I’m a people person,” Moore said at his introductory press conference Friday. “I have great, great respect for Bruce Arians.”Moore and Arians worked together with the Colts from 1998-2008, and more said the chance to reunite with his friend was not something he was prepared to pass up.“Bruce is a winner, and I want to be with a winner,” he said. “As soon as he called me, why, I told my wife, I said ‘honey, we just hit the lottery.’”The feeling appears to be mutual.Arians said Moore has “forgot more football than most people in this league know,” and is thankful he was able to bring a man with Moore’s credentials to Arizona.Moore said he’s excited to be part of a staff that includes many men he’s coached against, but more than that, is glad to still have a chance to keep doing what he loves.“It’s a great organization and I want to be a part of it,” he said. “To me it’s a privilege to get an opportunity to coach in the NFL. “There are no entitlements; it’s a privilege and I appreciate the privilege and I thank Bruce.”It’s not as if the Arians lured Moore out of retirement, though. Moore made it clear he’s never actually “retired”, but admitted he was “in denial” over how he was feeling the last few years. He said things had been tough since about 2008, with knee pain sapping him of energy. Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories New Arizona Cardinals assistant head coach/offense Tom Moore didn’t need to continue his career for the accolades.Already regarded as one of football’s greatest offensive minds, he has worked with some of the NFL’s best quarterbacks and won a trio of Super Bowls, most recently with the Indianapolis Colts.So, one might ask, why would the 74-year-old joined Bruce Arians’ coaching staff in the desert? But he had both knees replaced last year, which led to him feeling good enough to spend some time working with the Tennessee Titans last season.“It’s like new world,” he said. “All of a sudden you’re pain-free. You’ve got all your energy back; you’ve got your life back and it’s a new world.”Moore said he feels like he’s 50, making his chronological age a non-issue. So, when presented an opportunity to continue his coaching career, the decision was easy.“I jumped on it because I still have got a lot of coaching to do,” he said. “I love coaching. You know, I’ve lived a dream, and to be able to continue to coach is, as I said, it’s a privilege. “And I appreciate the privilege, but I wanted to make sure I could do it justice because I believe in professionalism. I wouldn’t go and take the job unless I could give it 120 percent total commitment to do my job, because people deserve it, the players deserve it, the organization deserves it and certainly Bruce deserves it.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Celebrities answer call to share abortion testimon

first_imgCelebrities answer call to share abortion testimonials Many people think they don’t know anyone who’s had an abortion, actress and TV host Busy Philipps tweeted earlier this week, “but #youknowme.”So, she urged, “let’s share it and start to end the shame.” On her E! show “Busy Tonight,” she shared her own story of her abortion when she was 15. “I’m telling you this because I’m genuinely really scared for women and girls all over the country,” she said.Philipps’ call has inspired thousands of women to share the personal, often painful stories of their own abortions in response to Alabama’s vote for a near blanket ban. (Other states that have passed bans are Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Georgia and, on Friday, Missouri.) Among them are a number of celebrities. Here are excerpts from their remarks:CYNTHIA NIXON, actress and activist, on Twitter:“Almost 60 years ago, my mother had an illegal abortion. It was too harrowing for her to discuss, but she made sure I knew it had happened. In 2010, my wife had a legal abortion after we found out her pregnancy was not viable. We cannot and will not go back. #YouKnowMe.”AMBER TAMBLYN, actress, on Twitter:“In 2012, I had an abortion. It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make. … It was the right choice for me, at that time in my life. I have not a single doubt about this. #YouKnowMe.”MINKA KELLY, actress, on Instagram:“When I was younger I had an abortion. It was the smartest decision I could’ve made, not only for myself & my boyfriend at the time, but also for this unborn fetus. … With all this punishment for women I wonder where all the punishment is for the men in this scenario. By looking at the photo of all the men who are making this mess, I find it hard to believe that if it were the autonomy of a man’s body, health and life in question, I can’t help but be certain we wouldn’t be having this conversation in the first place.”TESS HOLLIDAY, model, on Instagram:“I’m from Mississippi, living in California, married with 2 kids, & I had an abortion. My mental health couldn’t handle being pregnant again & I made the best decision for ME & ultimately my family.”JAMEELA JAMIL, actress, on Twitter:“Call me whatever you like. I’m not sorry about my abortion. Contraception failed me and I did what was best for my mental and physical health at the time. And I would do it again if I had to. I don’t feel at ALL ashamed, and if you had one too, for any reason, neither should you.”MILLA JOVOVICH, on having to have a medical abortion after four and a half months:“I went into pre term labour and told that I had to be awake for the whole procedure. It was one of the most horrific experiences I have ever gone through. I still have nightmares about it. I was alone and helpless. When I think about the fact that women might have to face abortions in even worse conditions than I did because of new laws, my stomach turns.”MIRANDA JULY, filmmaker, on Twitter:?”I was 27. My then-boyfriend … thought we should consider having it and I said something like DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MUCH I AM ON THE VERGE OF DOING?? 2 years later I started shooting my first feature. #youknowmeCECILE RICHARDS, activist, former head of Planned Parenthood?”I had an abortion. It was the right decision for me, and it wasn’t a hard one. My husband and I were working more than full time and had three kids already. I was fortunate that, at the time, accessing abortion in TX was not the nightmare it is now. #YouKnowMe.”The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted May 17, 2019 2:14 pm PDTcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘Spider-Man’ soars with $185.1M over six-day holiday weekend by Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted Jul 7, 2019 9:05 am PDT This image released by Sony Pictures shows Jake Gyllenhaal, left, and Tom Holland in a scene from “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” (Jay Maidment/Columbia Pictures/Sony via AP) NEW YORK — “Spider-Man: Far From Home” swooped in to dominate the July Fourth holiday weekend, raking in an estimated $185.1 million since opening in North America on Tuesday and earning $93.6 million from Friday to Sunday.The opening gave Sony Pictures one of its best weeks ever. “Far From Home” has grossed $580 million worldwide in 10 days of release. It also came with an assist from Disney’s Marvel Studios, which has partnered with Sony on this and its previous “Spider-Man” release.Disney’s “Toy Story 4” slid to second, holding strong with $34.3 million in its third weekend.In third is Universal’s Beatles-themed “Yesterday,” which tallied $10.8 million in its second weekend.Ari Aster’s “Midsommar” fell shy of his debut sensation “Hereditary,” opening with $10.9 million over five days of release.Jake Coyle, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Some 200 police officers being investigated in the north for Gulen ties

first_imgSome 200 policemen in the north were being investigated in connection with potential links to Fetullah Gulen, a US-based Turkish cleric believed to be behind last year’s attempted coup in the neighbouring country, daily Kibris reported on Friday.During the investigation, which began two weeks ago, police personnel were asked questions such as where they were on the night of July 15, 2016, whom they had visited abroad in the past, and whether they knew who provided financial support to the organisation.According to the report, among those investigated was an intelligence officer in the Turkish Cypriot security forces and a high-ranking police officer.Suspects are being called to testify in front of a committee composed of two police officers and a high-ranking military officer.The paper said not only officers from Turkey were being investigated but also Turkish Cypriots.It is believed that up until now 50 police officers had been questioned but no charges were brought against any of them.The investigation caused great concern amongst the police officers with some reportedly questioning why they were being investigated when the only relation they had with Feto, the “Fetullah terrorist organisation”, was being familiar with its name.The news on the investigation was broken on Thursday noon by a web-based portal, which informed its readers that they will be writing about the “Feto investigation”.Later in the day a police statement confirmed the investigation.It is rumoured that the investigation in question will also spread to business circles in the north on the allegations that some businessmen financially supported Gulen’s movement.The alleged crackdown on Feto in Turkey was intensified following the attempted coup on July 15 last year. Gulen, who is in self-exile in the US categorically denied the allegations.In January this year, nine colonels serving in the north were arrested after an investigation linked them to the alleged terror organisation.You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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