THE RIGHT BALANCE

first_imgApart from food for humans and other species are fish of any consequence to the planet? I mean, if they were to be reduced as we are doing by catching millions every day, what are the consequences? Every day humans breathe out millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide. All our factories and processes create more millions of carbon dioxide. If this carbon dioxide builds up in the air, then we would be dead very soon. As it is, from the amount it has built up, we have now warmed the planet so much that our weather is now unpredictable – which has its impact on food availability, prices and the spread of disease. So, what slows down this build of carbon dioxide? Two things: trees and fish (not the oceans but the fish in them). The more trees you cut the hotter and drier it gets. The more fish you remove the less carbon dioxide they can remove. Also Read – Feel what you fearDeep sea fish around UK and Ireland remove and store more than one million tonne of carbon dioxide per year. According to a new study by the University of Southampton, this natural carbon capture and storage scheme saves millions of lives. Fish living in deep waters on the continental slope play an important role in carrying carbon from the surface to the seafloor. But, as fishing, energy extraction and mining extend into deeper waters, these seldom seen fishes who provide a valuable service to all of us are going to disappear, making the carbon dioxide built up even more intense. Soon it will be difficult for anyone to breathe. Also Read – HomecomingI recently noticed a discoloration in the center of a 4 month old kitten’s eye – it’s like a cloudy circle but has no discharge or irritation to the eye. An opacity in the lens of the eye is most commonly attributed to either a cataract or sclerosis of the eye. Sclerosis only occurs in cats due to old-age, so in this case, your kitten is likely to have developed a cataract. However, a cataract can only be confirmed by a thorough veterinary examination, and your vet will design a treatment plan to not only cure the cataract but also address the underlying cause. A cataract describes any opacity in the normally clear lens of the eye that prevents light from reaching the retina at the back of the eye, sometimes eventually leading to blindness. Inherited conditions are the most common cause of cataracts and may be present at birth or may develop when the animal is very young. They can also be caused by injury or illness such as diabetes, in which case, treatment of the underlying condition is essential – if your kitten has diabetes, failure to treat this will lead to further complications. Cataracts can be removed surgically by a veterinary ophthalmologist, who would replace the lens with a plastic or acrylic prosthetic lens to allow for more focused vision. Cataract surgery requires a lot of postoperative care. I am not sure anyone in India can do it. (Views expressed and information provided are personal. Send your questions to manekaanimallove@gmail.com)last_img read more

Egypts Rania Youssef Facing Charges Over Revealing Dress Scandal

Rabat – Youssef wore the transparent dress at Cairo Film Festival, exposing her legs and part of her buttocks. Many conservative Egyptians have expressed outrage. Others, however, have spoken in support of Youssef’s freedom dress as she sees fit. A judicial source told AFP that “Youssef maybe imprisoned for up to 5 years, if convicted.”Meanwhile, the 44-old-actress apologized and said that she wouldn’t wear the dress if she knew it would provoke a controversy. Two Egyptian attorneys, Amro Abdelsalam and Samir Sabri, have filled a complaint against Youssef. They are infamous for filing lawsuits against celebrities.Sabri told AFP that Youssef’s dress does not conform with the Egyptian society’s principles, traditions, and moral values. He argued that the celebrity’s disregard for Egypt’s traditional dressing codes negatively reflected on the reputation of the Cairo Film Festival and Egyptian women in particular.Read also: Egyptian Singer Given Two Years in Prison for Sexually Suggestive Music VideoThe Egyptian Actors’ Syndicate also criticized the “appearance of some of the guests,” which it said “undermined the festival and the union”.“It was the first time that I wore it and I did not realize it would spark so much anger,” Youssef posted on her Twitter account.She reaffirmed her commitment to the Egyptian values and morals she grew up with. Last year an Egyptian court jailed singer Shaimaa Ahmed for two years. The singer was suedfor appearing in a music video in her underwear while suggestively eating a banana. The sentence was later reduced to a year. read more

Canada Goose shares fall more than 20 on slower revenue growth guidance

The Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:GOOS) TORONTO — Canada Goose Holdings Inc. shares plummeted more than 20 per cent this morning on Canadian and U.S. stock markets after it released its most recent quarterly earnings.The luxury parka company’s shares fell $15.30 or 22.96 per cent to 51.33 on the Toronto Stock Exchange and dropped US$11.04 or 22.54 per cent to US$37.95 on the New York Stock Exchange in early Wednesday trading.Colin Cieszynski, chief market strategist for SIA Wealth Management, says in a note the drop came after management forecast revenue growth of 20 per cent for the new fiscal year, which would be a slowdown from the 25 per cent it achieved in the year that just ended.The luxury parka company says it earned C$9 million in its fourth quarter ended March 31 — up from $8.1 million in the same quarter last year.The profit for the quarter amounted to eight cents per diluted share, up from seven cents per diluted share a year earlier.Revenue for the three months totalled $156.2 million, up from $124.8 million.On an adjusted basis, Canada Goose says it earned nine cents per diluted share in the quarter, the same as a year ago.Analysts on average had expected a profit of six cents per share for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. read more

UN agency begins health relief efforts in disputed Sudanese town of Abyei

2 July 2008HealthThe United Nations health agency has started preparations for the expected return of tens of thousands of displaced people to their homes in the disputed central Sudanese town of Abyei. The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a media statement that it is focusing on restoring basic health services for the returnees and controlling the health risks for both the returnees and the people still displaced after deadly fighting erupted in May.Infectious disease outbreaks, a lack of safe drinking water and rising rates of malnutrition are among the biggest concerns for both WHO and its partner aid agencies.Almost 60,000 people fled Abyei, which lies at the centre of an oil-rich area that is still disputed despite the 2005 official end to the long-running north-south civil war in Sudan, as a result of the clashes between Government forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).Early last month the two sides signed a pact aimed at stopping violence in Abyei and encouraging widespread returns from nearby villages and makeshift settlements, and WHO said calm has been restored to the town.WHO’s top official in Sudan, Mohammed Abdur Rab, has also visited Abyei recently to assess the scale and type of relief needs of the local population. read more

Africa must seize new opportunities offered by climate change battle UN agency

New sources of funds have been approved for renewable and cleaner energy projects and forestry schemes, as well as ones that will help developing countries adapt to the impacts of climate change, the agency said in a statement issued in Nairobi. “Africa, the continent which the scientists tell us will be hit hardest by climate change, must have their fair share of these new funds,” said Klaus Toepfer, the Executive Director of UNEP. “At the same time, African countries must seize on these new opportunities and begin harnessing them now. There is no time to lose.” UNEP, which hosts the secretariat of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, is standing by with knowledge, advice and skills that can help African countries grasp the opportunities and implement these new energy, forestry and adaptation projects in the most effective ways, Mr. Toepfer said. The new sources of funding have emerged as a result of the UN climate talks that ended today in Bonn, Germany, where 180 countries agreed on a rulebook for bringing into force the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which sets emission reduction targets for industrialized countries that have to be met by 2010. The agreement also outlines ways and rules by which these targets can be met. The funding streams are the Special Climate Change Fund and a special fund for the Least Developed Countries, many of which are in Africa. European Union countries, Switzerland and Canada have pledged $410 million towards the Funds, with an additional $10 million pledge from Canada specifically to kick start the Least Developed Countries Fund. “We now have the chance for a new beginning on the continent,” said the Director of UNEP’s Regional Office for Africa, Sékou Touré, who warned that eventually billions of dollars would be needed for the effort. “With this beginning we start to build even bigger financial support to help developing and least developed countries in Africa deal with climate change while at the same time getting some benefits from the worldwide effort to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and the other greenhouse gases.” read more

Panel discussion at UN to focus on gay rights

“Persecution and discrimination based on sexual orientation is, unfortunately, still pervasive,” Mark Malloch Brown, head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), says in a message prepared for the event put together by the UN Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Employees Organization (GLOBE). “Discrimination based on sexual orientation not only violates basic human rights, but also hinders development by immobilizing human capital, stifling expression and limiting freedom of choice,” Mr. Malloch Brown says in his written message, which was released ahead of the event because he could not attend. He adds that many governments are taking progressive action on these issues, while, within the UN system, the issue of domestic partnership is being reviewed. The UNDP chief also welcomes the panel discussion as an “excellent opportunity to highlight what has been done and challenge us all to do more, both within the UN system and throughout the world.” Echoing those sentiments, Peter Piot, Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), calls the subject of the panel “groundbreaking,” in another written message issued today. “I applaud efforts to defeat all forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and to promote the issue of domestic partnership,” he says. “Homophobia continues to have a devastating impact on individuals, communities and societies today,” Dr. Piot says, stressing that equal rights for all, along with the fight against AIDS, were two of the “most pressing issues of our time.” He adds that persecution of sexual minorities, including imprisonment and torture, is all too common. Dr. Piot also notes that homophobia plays a crucial role in contributing to the spread of HIV infection among gay men by undermining and discouraging vital HIV/AIDS prevention efforts aimed at empowering vulnerable groups. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is expected to attend the discussion, which will be held at the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium. read more

Claims John Smyth recruited victim now head of top prep school to

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. A barrister at the centre of a child abuse scandal in the Church of England was assisted by one of his victims, now the headteacher of a top prep school, it has been alleged.​John Smyth QC, who was investigated by police over claims he subjected young men to savage sadomasochistic beatings, recruited one of his victims, Simon Doggart, to carry out the abuse the BBC has claimed. Doggart, who has been the head teacher of Caldicott preparatory school in Buckinghamshire for the last 20 years, was allegedly recruited by Smyth who asked him to administer further beatings to his friends.​There is no suggestion that he has ever harmed any of his pupils at Caldicott Preparatory School.”John Smyth beat me first, appallingly, with his usual force. Then Simon Doggart took over while John watched”, said one victim who wished to be anonymous. “I recall immediately the absolute brutality of his beating – far, far worse than Smyth. There was no discussion, no emotion that I recall, just a fit sports man using all his force.”Then it was over, this was going to be the new regime,” he told the BBC.The BBC said it has approached Doggart, but was told he was now critically ill and unable to respond to the allegations.Smyth moved to Zimbabwe in 1984 after the British assault allegations emerged in 1982, and founded a series of Christian camps at which it is claimed he again abused teenagers – some sent from the UK. Church Child Abuse Scandal 1974 John Smyth, a barrister, becomes chairman of the Iwerne Trust, which oversees religious summer camps attended by boys from elite public schoolscenter_img Church Child Abuse Scandal 1974 John Smyth, a barrister, becomes chairman of the Iwerne Trust, which oversees religious summer camps attended by boys from elite public schools The leading QC is accused of having brainwashed 22 young men Britain’s oldest public school, Winchester College in what victims now describe as a “cult”, persuading his victims the beatings could purge them of their sins.Among them was Andy Moorse, who was 14-year-old pupil at Winchester College in 1975 when he was groomed. In less than two years, Moorse was accepting regular and violent beatings in Smyth’s garden shed, he told the BBC.He revealed the boys would “bleed everywhere” from the beatings and when the beatings became too physical for Smyth to carry out alone, he claimed recruited Doggart to his cause.The BBC said it had spoken to Doggart’s victims and had been handed nine hours of recording left unheard for years which reveal the full extent of the abuse. On one occasion, a victim was beaten for 12 hours.last_img read more

Lucinda Creighton is looking for tact and discretion in her new assistant

first_imgLUCINDA CREIGHTON IS hiring a secretarial assistant.The TD for Dublin South East has outlined that “tact, discretion and confidentiality are paramount to this role”.Creighton is a member of the Reform Alliance, a group made up of seven expelled and former Fine Gael TDs.The group held a ‘monster meeting’ last month, where well over a thousand people turned out.There’s still no confirmation on whether or not the RA will form a political party.However the former policy advisor to David Cameron, Philip Blond, went along to the meeting and advised them to start a political party in the next nine months, adding “go for it and win”.Creighton says she plans on running in the next general election.In her ad, she said she is looking for a candidate who is “highly organised and efficient with an outgoing, friendly personality, who is happy to work as part of a small but dedicated team”.A full list of the duties and requirements for the role can be found here.The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday the 10 February.9 things we learned from the Reform Alliance’s ‘monster meeting’>€600k in leftover funding used to ‘manipulate taxpayer’, Creighton claims>Conference must show that Reform Alliance is about more than just abortion issue>last_img read more

MovieBob Reviews SUPER TROOPERS 2

first_img Is Super Troopers 2 good?Not really.Did you like Super Troopers the original?I mean… it was fine? 2001 was a long time ago.What was the big deal about that, again?It had a pretty genius hook for building an indie feature around a sketch comedy troupe (in this case, the “Broken Lizard” crew). The players cast themselves as a team of slacker highway patrol cops assigned to a boring stretch of road in rural Vermont where nothing ever happened, and they passed the time by benignly bullying the motorists they pulled over with goofy improv-comedy gags. It caught on as a surprise hit at the time thanks in part to big endorsement in online film geek circles from the Aint-It-Cool-News crowd (as I said, 2001 was a long time ago…). But mostly because the generation hitting College Freshman age at the time was nostalgic for the supposed “golden age” of raunchy rude-boy R-rated comedies like Police Academy they had hazy, nostalgic memories of from the 80s.What was it even about?That was the other point in its favor. It knew better than to try to be about anything: It was a little over 90 minutes long about an hour’s worth of that is just dumb assholes cops finding new ways to be dicks to people and each other but it’s harmless because it’s just Vermont so what harm can anyone really do? There IS a plot that eventually kicks in about smuggling and local corruption but the point where it becomes the focus is also the point where you can just kind of check out and wait for the credits to roll. This new one… decides to go the opposite route, and tries to be “about something.”Uh-oh. What do they go with?Political culture-clash between the U.S. and Canada.Oh no…Yeah. As the film opens, the patrol unit has been disbanded for several years but get called back into service when a review of the U.S./Canada border discovers that a tiny Canadian town is actually part of Northern Vermont and now needs American cops to help oversee the transfer of power. How many jokes about minor cultural differences, beer alcohol content, regional stereotypes, the metric system and people who too polite and/or not polite enough can fit into one movie? …more than you will find funny, honestly; but something has to go into the slots between jokes that are just callbacks to the jokes from the first one.You don’t sound very enthusiastic. Is it that bad?Not bad, just sort of… tiresome. Do you have a friend who STILL insists that Super Troopers is the funniest thing they ever saw and wants to do the meow routine and the Shenanigans joke like they’re brand new? This movie is that person… as a movie.Is it at least funny?Sure, yeah… I laughed at a lot of it. These are funny guys, they’ve got timing, they know they’re way around a joke and it still cracks me up to see Brian Cox doing this kind of dopey slapstick stuff. It has its moments. But they’re only moments, and the rest of it just feels tired and dreary and the overall impression you get is hanging out with someone you used to know and it’s not they’re “bad” guys but you have nothing in common anymore and you’ve moved on and they haven’t and you just get on with your life. MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Man accused of stealing over 500K from Tidewater Barge Lines

first_imgA 61-year-old California man is accused of tricking Vancouver-based Tidewater Barge Lines into wiring him more than a half-million dollars as payment for construction projects he had nothing to do with.Tien Sao Nguyen was arraigned Sept. 14 on four counts of first-degree theft and one count each of first-degree criminal impersonation and money laundering in Clark County Superior Court.Judge Suzan Clark set Nguyen’s bail at $20,000, which was posted the same day, court records show.The case against Nguyen was filed several months ago. Detectives with the Westminster Police Department in California arrested Nguyen on a Clark County warrant June 5, according to court documents.Nguyen, through a personal attorney, filed a motion to overturn the warrant, but it was denied. He waived extradition to Washington from California on Sept. 13, and his case was heard before Clark the next day.According to a probable cause affidavit, Nguyen opened a Bank of America account in November under his name, as the sole proprietor, and connected the business name JH Kelly. That name is used by a construction company with offices in Vancouver and Longview, and has projects associated with Tidewater.last_img read more

Crawfish Season to Commence on 15 August 2017

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 25, 2017 – Providenciales – Fishing interests, restaurants and the general public are reminded of the opening of Crawfish Season next month. As has been the case for the past five seasons, the Crawfish Season will open on 15th August. This has proven successful in reducing the quantity of egg-bearing lobsters landed, and is believed to have contributed to increased abundance and landings of crawfish. The last day of the Crawfish season will be 31th March, 2018.“The past few seasons have seen an increase in the catch per unit of effort, a reassuring statistic suggesting a healthy and rebuilding crawfish stock. This will provide social, economic and environmental benefits to the Turks and Caicos Islands. We need to continue to implement the measures we have in place which includes enforcement and monitoring the fishery, to assure our actions are guided by strong science.” said Ethan Griesbach, Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR) Acting Director.Restrictions relating to crawfish, as per the Fisheries Protection Ordinance, are listed below:Crawfish size restrictions are as follows:When whole, a length of 3.25 inches measured from the front of the groove between the horns directly above the eyes, along the middle of the back to the rear edge of the back shell; orWhen the tail has been separated, a tail weight of 5 ounces whether processed or not;Fishers are not to be in the possession of any egg-bearing crawfish;Fishers are not to remove eggs from egg-bearing crawfish;Fishers are not to take or be in possession of moulting / soft-shelled crawfish or crawfish in early stages of spawning (described as appearing ‘tar-spotted’); andFishers are to ensure that the crawfish are landed unharmed (except for those taken by hook) and landed whole prior to being processed on land (at a processing plant or at home), unless processed at sea as per the terms of the processing license.The use of any noxious substance (e.g. bleach, detergent, gasoline) for capturing any marine product is prohibited.DECR appeals to citizens, residents and visitors in the Turks & Caicos Islands, to familiarise themselves with and to uphold the Fisheries Protection Regulations, and urges all responsible citizens to call DECR at 338 4170 or email environment@gov.tc to report any violations.Press Release: TCIG Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Organ donors family meets 3yearold recipient family

first_imgDORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – A 3-year-old and her family are expressing their gratitude to the relatives of the man who donated an organ to her.Friday marked a reunion that the two families would not forget. The organ donor and organ recipient’s family met for the first time, but they already have a bond that extends beyond words.Three years ago, 23-year-old Kenneth Romero died from an asthma attack. “He was an amazing, an amazing person,” said Ruth Romero, the donor’s sister.She administered CPR, but was unable to save him. Kenneth’s organs were donated, which changed five lives, including that of 3-year-old Deanna Anderson.“I have a mixture of emotions right now, but I want to put her in a little bubble and keep her safe,” Romero said.Deanna suffered from a liver disease that left her sick and constantly hospitalized. “A week before we got the call, we thought we were gonna lose her,” said Deanna’s mother, Heidi Anderson.She was just 7 months old at the time, but it was drastically changed when she received Kenneth’s liver. “She’s very outgoing. She loves to dance. She loves school,” Anderson said. “Looking at her, I want everyone to know that this is organ donation.”Stories of hope like this is why dozens gathered on Friday at the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue headquarters to raise awareness and celebrate National Donate Life Blue and Green Day.“You are grateful every day,” said organ recipient Maria Gamboa, “because if it’s not for the decision of this person, you are not here.”Recipients like Gamboa said that while they have a sense of gratitude, there’s now a feeling of responsibility to spread the word and encourage others to donate. “Heaven doesn’t need organs,” Anderson said. “We need them on earth.”April is National Organ Donation Month. Currently, 100,000 adults and children are waiting for the call stating that they have received the donation they need.To donate, go to Donate Life America at https://www.donatelife.net/Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

VIDEO WHS Softball Team Honors Its Seniors

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball Team honored its senior players and their parents on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Congrats to Kacie Bourrell, Gianna Brunetto, Kayla Bourrell, Ally Moran, and Ryan Bailey!Watch the short Senior Night ceremony, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:——Like 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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: WHS Girls Lacrosse Team Celebrates Its SeniorsIn “Videos”VIDEO: WHS Girls Tennis Team Celebrates Its SeniorsIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch The 2019 Wilmington High Scholarship NightIn “Videos”last_img read more

Report indicates plane flew low before fatal Birchwood crash

first_imgA plane that crashed near Anchorage killing all four aboard on April 20 was engaged in aerial photography over Birchwood at the time of the accident. The National Transportation Safety Board Wednesday released the first of three reports on the incident.Download AudioShaun Williams with the NTSB at Birchwood crash site (File photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage)According to the report, the Cessna 172, piloted by George Kobelnyk, was flying under visual flight rules [VFR] about two miles from the Birchwood airport in good weather at the time of the accident. Visibility was nine miles with calm winds and cloud cover at 8,000 feet. The purpose of the flight was an aerial survey of land adjacent to the airport, and FAA radar data indicates the plane was flying low, making several turns near the edge of the airport’s property before it crashed.Shaun Williams led the NTSB investigation on the day of the crash. He says the plane was making basic maneuvers, and not doing anything inherently dangerous.“We’re still evaluating everything at this time. We are still in the early phases of the investigation. It’s just stating what the weather was at the time, but we are still going to go back and look at the winds and see what affects maybe the cloud layer had on visibility or anything like that.”Investigators say the plane lifted off from the Birchwood airport, achieved a height of about 1,800 feet than made a 360 degree turn before continuing along the shoreline of Knik Arm. Several more turns were made at altitudes between 2000 and 2400 feet. The plane again turned and flew back over the Knik Arm shoreline, descended to 900 feet, turned again, ascended to 1100 feet, then back down to 800 feet. That is the last position recorded by radar data.The preliminary report indicates the plane initially hit a 100 foot tall spruce tree, then left a trail of wreckage almost 500 feet long. Fragments of the plane, including parts of the landing gear, were strewn along the debris field. All the plane’s main components were found at the main debris site, but a fire on impact consumed much of the wreckage. Williams says a second, more factual report will follow the preliminary report, and a third report indicating probable cause will follow in about a year.“We look at three main areas in any investigation: the man, machine and environment. By man, we look at the pilot, we look at his history, his training, 72 hours for fatigue, or anything like that, stressers or anything. By machine we are going to look at the airplane. We are going to go back through all the maintenance records and see how it was maintained and what work was done on it. And by environment is where we are going to look at the weather, and any conditions, air traffic, anything that could have affected the flight.”Pilot George Kobelnyk age 64, was killed in the crash, along with passengers Christian Bohrer, 20, Sarah Glaves,36 and Kyle Braun, 27.last_img read more

Kenya court begins to hear landmark challenge to gay sex ban

first_imgActivist Jay Arap Salat told the court: ‘People just rush to make decisions and judgment about queer people when the truth is, it is not as bad as it is put out there.‘It’s not about the monstrous things people say about us. It is not about pedophilia, sodomizing or things like those.‘It is just love, we are out here, we are love, we just want love and to love each other.’However, Kenyan Legislator Irungu Kangata, who challenged the petition, called homosexuality ‘a lifestyle choice.’‘Well, I am somehow perturbed to see that this case is being supported by the westerners.‘It is a form of western colonization. They want to demean Africans. They want to demean us Kenyans,’ he said.Colonial laws are ‘harming innocent people’ without justificationSpeaking to Gay Star News, leading African LGBTI activist Edwin Sesange said of the case: ‘These colonial sodomy laws should be scrapped because they are harming innocent people.‘There has never been any justification for their existence.‘The LGBTI community in Kenya is not demanding for special rights but for equality and protection like any other Kenyan.‘I strongly believe that the Kenyan justice system will do the needful and grant equality to LGBTI Kenyans and lead the way in the region.’The court case continues.See alsoKenya could make gay sex legal or make the law even worse Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Kenya’s High Court today started hearing arguments towards a case that challenges parts of its controversial ban on homosexuality. GAYSTARNEWS- Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that wayKenya rules forced anal exams are unlawfulAfter India decriminalizes gay sex, which country might be next?Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/rights-group-kenya-anti-gay-laws-court/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) The law, which came into effect in 1897, is seen as targeting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities. Dating back to British Empire colonial times, gay sex is banned in the East African country.Many countries across Africa have laws against homosexuality, with people facing punishment alongside severe harassment and physical threats.Sections of the code are ‘in breach of the constitution’The National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) argues that sections of the law are in breach of Kenya’s constitution.NGLHRC said it wishes to prove to the court that the law denies basic rights by criminalizing consensual same-sex relations between adults, reports AP.The group was founded by a group of Kenyan lawyers to protect the rights of the LGBT community.It claims it has records of over 1,000 incidents of violations against LGBT people since 2014.Law ‘justifies violence’ against LGBTI citizens in KenyaThe ban has also long been seen as a means to justify violence against LGBTI people in the African country.The authorities use the ban to justify violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the East African nation, the commission’s Executive Director said.It is not immediately clear when a ruling is to be expected. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Lawyer Charles Kanjama of the Kenya Christian Professional Forum takes part in today’s court hearing – questioning the religious beliefs of those who wish to change the law (Photo: National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission | Facebook)last_img read more

Help find Chappy the missing Jack Russel

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! A male Jack Russell by the name of “Chappy” went missing yesterday, July 18 in Farquhar Road.His owners are determined to find him as he has become part of the family and is also their best friend.Let’s get together and reunite Chappy with his heartbroken family.If you have seen Chappy around, please contact Annamarie Koen at the Animal Anti-Cruelty League on 076-1511-784 or the owner Jacques Meyer on 082 454 8627.last_img

White Paper Exceeded Contrast Dose Threshold CT

first_img News | Radiation Dose Management | May 31, 2019 Applications Open for ASRT Foundation and Canon Medical’s Safety FiRsT Grant Program The ASRT Foundation and Canon Medical Systems are now accepting applications for the 2019 Safety FiRsT grant program,… 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. Feature | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 | Niki Fitousi, Ph.D., and An Dedulle Can CT Image Truncation Cause False Dose Alerts? One of the main benefits of a radiation dose management system is the possibility to automatically generate alerts when… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more Using anonymized data collected by the Radimetrics Enterprise Platform we identified a customer with a contrast dose outlier and initiated an investigation to gain further insight.• Radimetrics Enterprise Platform offers both contrast dose and radiation dose management tools.• For an effective dose optimization program, contrast injection details should be assessed along with scanning protocol details.• Monitoring radiation dose alone may lead to missed opportunities related to overall quality improvements. Related Content 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 News | Radiation Dose Management | July 09, 2019 Radcal Exhibits Accu-Gold Touch Systems at AAPM 2019 Radcal Corp. will be presenting the new Accu-Gold Touch platform, a multi-analyzer the company says is the latest in X-… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | July 11, 2019 Fluke Biomedical Introduces RaySafe 452 Survey Meter Radiation measurement often requires different devices for varying applications, adding to the cost and complexity of… read more Click here to download the white paper. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Figure 1: Example of an intentionally truncated CT image. The truncation percentage was calculated as the ratio of the patient border touching the field of view to the total patient border (red/(read+blue)). Image courtesy of Qaelum. A 3-D printed tungsten X-ray system collimator. The tungsten alloy powder is printed into the form desired and is laser fused so it can be machined and finished. Previously, making collimators from Tungsten was labor intensive because it required working with sheets of the metal to create the collimator matrix. News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 Mirion Showcases Instadose2 Wireless Dual Detector Dosimeter at AAPM and AHRA Featuring dual detectors, the Instadose2 dosimeter addresses international requirements for independent deep [Hp(10)]… read more Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | April 29, 2019 | By Steve Jeffery The Development of Tungsten Collimators May Advance Medical Imaging In … read more Sponsored Content | Whitepapers | Radiation Dose Management | October 06, 2016 White Paper: Exceeded Contrast Dose Threshold – CT News | Radiation Dose Management | April 10, 2019 Qaelum NV and Toyo Corp. Sign Japanese Distribution Agreement for Dose Monitoring Solution Qaelum NV of Leuven, Belgium, and Toyo Corp. of Tokyo, Japan announced they have entered into a cooperation agreement… read morelast_img read more

Lantheus Medical Imaging Announces FDA Approval of Definity Label Update

first_img Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more February 2, 2017 — Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a label update for Definity Vial for (Perflutren Lipid Microsphere) Injectable Suspension. The update removes the contraindication statement related to use in patients with a known or suspected cardiac shunt from the U.S. Prescribing Information.Definity is indicated for use in patients with suboptimal echocardiograms to opacify the left ventricular chamber and to improve the delineation of the left ventricular endocardial border.A cardiac shunt is a pattern of blood flow in the heart that deviates from the normal path of the circulatory system, which may present in 10 to 35 percent of patients. These patients were previously excluded from receiving a valuable echo contrast study of the left ventricle. The FDA’s decision to remove the contraindication concerning known or suspected cardiac shunts was based on Lantheus’ submission referencing several publications and data supporting the safety of echocardiography contrast products in patients with cardiac shunts. Information concerning administration in patients with a cardiac shunt appears in the Warnings section of the Definity Prescribing Information.Neil Weissman, M.D., president of MedStar Health Research Institute (Washington, D.C.), professor of medicine at Georgetown University and past president of the American Society of Echocardiography commented, “The echocardiography medical and scientific community has long demonstrated the safety of echocardiographic contrast agents through published clinical studies which has supported the removal of the contraindication for Definity in patients with cardiac shunts. This is particularly noteworthy as Definity is the most widely used echocardiography agent in the U.S. with published data supporting its safety profile across multiple care settings and across gender and race in adults, including those age 65 and older.”Weissman continued, “This is an important step toward broader acceptance and appropriate use of echo contrast agents, which can safely and cost effectively provide critical information to help clinicians accurately diagnose and manage patients to achieve better outcomes.”Up to 20 percent of all resting echocardiography studies and up to 30 percent of those conducted in critical care patients can result in suboptimal echocardiograms. A suboptimal image is one in which two or more contiguous left ventricular segments in any of the three apical views cannot be visualized. The use of contrast in suboptimal echocardiograms may help with clinical evaluation of the patient.For more information: www.lantheus.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more center_img Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more Related Content Technology | Contrast Media | February 02, 2017 Lantheus Medical Imaging Announces FDA Approval of Definity Label Update Label revision removes cardiac shunt contraindication read morelast_img read more

Europcar once again wins Worlds Leading Green Transport and Worlds L

first_imgSource = Europcar At the 2010 World Travel Awards ceremony on November 7 in London, Europcar was named for the second time the World’s Leading Green Transport Solution Company, an environmental award launched in 2008. The company was also elected World’s Leading Car Hire Company for the fourth year in a row.The World Travel Awards are the “Oscars” of the travel industry, with 187,000 industry professionals voting for the best company in each category in seven regions of the world.Upon receiving the award, Europcar Groupe Global Marketing Director Jehan de Thé said, “We are truly proud to receive these awards once again. They represent industry recognition of our approach to environmental protection. They also confirm our role as a pioneer in raising awareness among our customers, in enhancing our service offering and in expanding our fleet of environmentally friendly vehicles.” Europcar’s environmentally friendly fleet includes vehicles which emit less than 140 grams of CO2 per kilometer, as well as models equipped with alternative engines (hybrid or electric) or engines that are compatible with biofuels, bio ethanol and natural gas. To further expand this nature of its fleet, Europcar recently signed a partnership agreement with PSA to launch two new-generation electric vehicles on the car rental market in 2011: the Peugeot iON and Citroen C-Zero. This partnership follows the pre-order of 500 Renault electric vehicles for delivery in Europe’s largest cities in the 3rd quarter of 2011.Europcar is giving maximum visibility to its environmentally friendly cars and encourages consumers to choose a “greener” car when making reservations. In addition to adding a section dedicated to eco-friendly cars on its web site, the Company provides specific information about the CO2 emissions of all models in its rental car fleet.To go even further in this area, Europcar is launching car2go service in Hamburg, Germany, in the spring of 2011. A unique concept in urban mobility, car2go will offer a fleet of 300 Smart Fortwo vehicles, which customers will be able to find and rent – without a reservation — around Hamburg, thanks to leading edge telematics. The service concept is environmentally friendly, notably because the car2go Smarts are equipped with a high energy efficiency engine and a solar panel on the roof. A car rental industry pioneer in environmental protection, Europcar opened its first “environmental” agency in Paris in 1999. The Group was also the first European company to develop an Environmental Charter, which was certified by Bureau Veritas in 2008.last_img read more

The fate of every missing person will be ascertained

first_imgPresidential Commissioner Photis Photiou said on Saturday that despite the obstacles raised by the Turkish side, “we continue and will continue to do everything possible to ascertain the fate of every missing person”.Speaking at an event to mark the decoration of the Christmas Tree for the Missing Persons in central Nicosia, Photiou said the tree is adorned with pictures of those missing and symbolises Turkey’s responsibilities, the continued drama that the relatives of the missing are going through and an unfulfilled duty to ascertain the fate of all missing since the 1974 Turkish invasion.Photiou conveyed the greetings and support of the President of the Republic, as well as his pledge to continue working with all his strength to resolve “this humanitarian issue”.The representative of the Pancyprian Committee for the missing persons, Marios Antoniades said we are lending a voice to our missing persons and assuring them that their rights will not be trampled over.A similar tree was also set up in Limassol.According to data published on the Committee for Missing Persons website by October 31, 2017, the remains of 635 Greek Cypriots were identified and returned to their families while 875 are still missing.As regards the Turkish Cypriots, the remains of 197 were identified and returned to their families by October 31, 2017, while 295 are still missing. The number of sites excavated is 1,171.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more