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September 15, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Insurance and reinsurance organisation Aspen has launched an online financial education programme for its 700 UK employees.Its financial education programme, which is provided by Nudge. launched on 20 April 2018, ahead of Aspen’s annual flexible benefits selection window in May. It was launched via an email campaign and through promotions by the organisation’s reward team.The new programme is part of a wider strategic review of Aspen’s reward and benefit offering. This review included a focus on providing better support for employees regarding their financial wellbeing, and also looked at the organisation’s pension scheme and sharesave scheme.The programme allows employees to access a personalised online platform, with content to help manage their money and support them in planning their financial goals. The programme also sends employees personalised notifications, or ‘nudges’. These are bite-sized tips relating to financial information specific to the individual. For example: details pertaining to developments in legislation or interest rates, information on lifestyle changes, such as moving homes, or alterations to employee benefits provisions.Aspen is also introducing a new pension option in May 2018, in time for the next benefits selection window, and as part of its financial wellbeing strategy. Employees will be able to flex their employer pension contributions in order to support personal financial objectives, once they meet a minimum employee contribution. This will allow them to save into other vehicles, such as an individual savings account (ISA) or Aspen’s sharesave scheme, or to pay off existing debt.Elliot Rees-Davies (pictured), global head of reward at Aspen, said: “As individuals, we all have different lifestyles, priorities, goals and ambitions. Our aim is to offer our people access to the rewards and benefits that are among the best in our industry, and which help every individual make the most of their time with us.“We undertook a full review of our benefit offering and realised that we could do more to support the financial wellness of our people. We decided to introduce comprehensive financial education support ahead of our annual flex window to help guide our people not only in better managing their money, but also in making benefit selections that fitted their lifestyle and priorities.”last_img read more

September 9, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgMost people in Petersburg don’t give much thought to the handful of houses which sit on the other shore of the Wrangell Narrows.But to the people who live there it’s a place they are proud to call home. It’s name is Kupreanof and with just 24 residents it’s Southeast’s smallest, and Alaska’s second smallest, city. And this week it turns 40. It’s a community still proud of their little piece of Alaskan independence and unified against their older brother across the water.Download AudioThe view over to Kupreanof from Sharon Sprague’s house on Sasby Island. (Photo by Joe Sykes/KFSK)When Sharon Sprague and her husband Dick moved to Sasby Island, in the middle of the Wrangell Narrows in 1975, they had to build a life from scratch.“We started with nothing. There was no electricity, there was no water here. Nothing,” Sprague said.Since then they’ve created what some might call a homestead. They have their own hydroelectric power system, chickens run around in the garden, and plump fruit hangs off trees ripe for picking.They came here to get away and live out on their own. And together with a group of other isolation inclined individuals they helped found the city of Kupreanof, the smallest city in Southeast Alaska.It sits on the shore of Kupreanof island just next to the Sprague’s house and on the opposite side of the narrows from Petersburg.Sharon Sprague picks vegetables in her garden on Sasby Island. (Photo by Joe Sykes/KFSK)It began when residents who lived on the island decided they were sick of Petersburg and so organized themselves into an independent city. And the Spragues went with them.And Sharon Sprague says Petersburg and Kupreanof are separate for a good reason.“The two communities are so opposite,” she told me.That opposition still simmers and boiled over in 2013 when Kupreanof fought the establishment of the Borough of Petersburg. They lost that battle meaning they had to pay more money into Petersburg’s coffers but retained their status as a city.At a recent council meeting, jokes at Petersburg’s expense flew over breakfast of watermelon slices, sausages and eggs.Kupreanof Mayor, Tom Reinarts, heads up a meeting of the Kupreanof City Council. (Photo by Joe Sykes/KFSK)“Has the assembly over there every provided you with breakfast?” Kupreanof Mayor Tom Reinarts quipped as he offered me my share of their Saturday morning spread. In a city so small the mayor is not just the mayor.“I’m also the police chief and the fire chief,” he said.Everyone has to play a hand in Kupreanof.Butch Anderson’s been living here for about eight years. He turned up to the council meeting one day just to see what was going on.“There was an extra seat open. So they voted. I got one vote,” he said. “I got in by a landslide, one vote was all it took.”He likes it here because he can kind of do what he wants.“I’m a hermit. I live alone and enjoy life. I don’t like heat. In my house, it will get down to 25 inside. Then I’ll go light the fire,” he said.They’re idiosyncratic. They keep to themselves and because of that sometimes it’s hard to remember just how many people actually live here.“Our official population is 24, I think,” Tom Reinarts said.“I thought it was 25. I read 25,” Butch Anderson jumped in.“Maybe 25, I concede,” Reinarts replied.Either way, their six-member council makes up about a quarter of their population. And while they say they’ve not always seen eye to eye, they do have a common bête noire: The Borough of Petersburg.“We’re like Petersburg’s red-headed step-child. They’re like ‘we want you guys to follow our rules. So we can tell you how to live your life over here, ” Anderson said.So now it’s their 40th anniversary and they’re determined to show Petersburg they’re here, they’ve been here for a long time and they are here to stay.“I think we need to make a big splash for our friends across the bay in Petersburg East,” Reinarts announced at the meeting.He says he calls them Petersburg East because people in Petersburg often refer to Kupreanof by its original name, Petersburg West.They’re proud to be Kupreanof and they know with so few people it will always be a struggle to survive. But Sharon Sprague, standing on her dock looking out over both communities has the answer.“If you’ve got a group of people and they have one goal and they all feel the same and they’re a unit, they have strength,” she said.I ask her what she thinks that goal should be:“To keep it as it is,” she says. “This is a jewel.”And it’s a jewel that will always be a bugbear to Petersburg.“They hate us, they hate us. We’re a thorn in their side. They just wish we’d go away. But we’re not going to,” Sprague tells me with a glimmer in her eye.They’re not going anywhere and if it was up to Sharon Sprague they’d be a thorn in Petersburg’s side for another 40 years to come.last_img read more

September 3, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgKashmiri protestors clash with Indian government forces in downtown Srinagar on 16 June, 2017. Photo: AFPSeparate clashes in Indian-administered Kashmir killed 10 people-five police officers, a soldier, two civilians and two suspected rebels-authorities said Friday, as violence in the troubled region spikes.Suspected rebels ambushed a police patrol in the town of Achhabal, killing five police personnel, a top police officer told AFP on condition of anonymity.Rebels fighting to end Indian rule of Kashmir have stepped up attacks in recent weeks on government forces patrolling the area as counter-insurgency operations intensify.Earlier, soldiers and a police special counter-insurgency force cordoned off Arwani village on a tip off that armed rebels were hiding in two homes, triggering a firefight, the officer said.Two civilians, including a teenage boy, were killed when security forces fired at hundreds of villagers who marched to the site of the shootout to help the rebels escape, he added.Two suspected rebels were also killed in the shootout, the officer said.The unrest spread to neighbouring villages as thousands of residents clashed with government forces, hurling stones and chanting: “We want freedom” and “Go India, go back”.Separately on Friday, a soldier was killed when Pakistani soldiers fired at Indian posts in southern Naushera along the Line of Control (LoC) that divides Kashmir between the nuclear-armed rivals, an Indian Army spokesman said.The two armies have traded heavy fire along the de facto border almost daily in recent weeks, killing civilians and soldiers on both sides while accusing each other of breaching a 2003 ceasefire agreement.Kashmir has been divided between the arch rivals since the end of British colonial rule in 1947, but both claim the Himalayan territory in full.India maintains roughly 500,000 soldiers in the territory and blames Pakistan for fomenting unrest. Islamabad denies the allegation saying it only provides diplomatic support to the Kashmiri struggle for the right of self-determination.Officials say dozens of youth have joined the rebel ranks since last July after a popular rebel leader was killed by security forces, sparking months of wide-scale protests in the territory.last_img read more

September 3, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgDepiction of Kauravas’ war. Vice chancellor at Andhra University, referring to a story from the Hindu epic Mahabharata said the 100 Kauravas were born from one mother because of stem cell and test tube technology. Photo: ColllctedThe organisers of a major Indian science conference distanced themselves Sunday from speakers who used the prestigious event to dismiss Einstein’s discoveries and claim ancient Hindus invented stem cell research.The Indian Scientific Congress Association expressed “serious concern” as the unorthodox remarks aired by prominent academics at its annual conference attracted condemnation and ridicule.The distinguished gathering of Indian researchers and scientists hosts Nobel laureates, but in recent years has seen Hindu mythology and faith-based theories edging onto the agenda.At this year’s congress, the head of a southern Indian university cited an ancient Hindu text as proof that stem cell research was discovered on the subcontinent thousands of years ago.”We had 100 Kauravas from one mother because of stem cell and test tube technology,” said G. Nageshwar Rao, vice chancellor at Andhra University, referring to a story from the Hindu epic Mahabharata.Rao, who was addressing school children and scientists at the event, also said a demon king from another centuries-old Hindu epic had two dozen aircraft and a network of landing strips in modern-day Sri Lanka.”Hindu Lord Vishnu used guided missiles known as ‘Vishnu Chakra’ and chased moving targets,” added the professor of inorganic chemistry.Event organisers tried to hose down the remarks, saying it was “unfortunate” the prestigious event had been derailed by controversy.”We don’t subscribe to their views and distance ourselves from their comments. This is unfortunate,” Premendu P Mathur, general secretary of Indian Scientific Congress Association, told AFP.”There is a serious concern about such kind of utterances by responsible people.”Another speaker, a scientist from a university in southern Tamil Nadu state, also raised eyebrows by questioning the breakthroughs of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein.India is no stranger to prominent figures debasing science or citing ancient Hindu texts like the Puranas and Vedas as ironclad evidence of the country’s technological prowess.India’s minister for higher education Satyapal Singh last year said Darwin’s theory of evolution was wrong, and vowed to change the national school curriculum to reflect that.The minister hails from the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which rules 17 of India’s 29 states and territories outright or through alliances.BJP leader and prime minister Narendra Modi in 2015 pointed to Hindu scriptures as proof that plastic surgery existed in ancient India.Science minister Harsh Vardhan last year said ancient Greeks took credit from India for early mathematical principles and misquoted Stephen Hawking as praising the Vedas for discoveries greater than Einstein’s theory of relativity.The Breakthrough Science Society, an Indian-based educational charity, said it was “astounded and even horrified” at the remarks made at an academic summit.”Puranic verses and epics are poetic, enjoyable, contain moral elements and rich in imagination but not scientifically constructed or validated theories,” the group said in a statement Sunday.”Such a hallowed assembly of scientists has been misused to make false and chauvinistic claims about ancient India.”last_img read more

August 30, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgNFL coaching hires all about keeping QB’s happy The NFL is more of an offensive league than ever, and the coaching hires around the league show how much teams are invested in their franchise QB’s to run them. From the Packers, to the Cardinals, to the Browns and Jets, teams are going all in on coaching hires that are designed to keep their QB’s happy and provide a coach that will make the marriage work and put up points.Colin doesn’t love all the hires, but he does know that teams – like the Panthers, or this year’s Packers – whose QB’s and coaches aren’t on the same page are not winning in today’s NFL. Old School coaches didn’t have to like their quarterbacks, but times have changed. Ditka/McMahon isn’t working anymore. Guests:Doug Gottlieb – Host of The Doug Gottlieb Show and the All Ball Podcast; Greg Cosell – NFL films Senior Producer; E.J. Manuel – NFL Quarterback; Kareem Jackson – Texans Cornerback Also:– Adam Gase a great hire for the Jets– Pats’ dynasty not ending this weekendlast_img read more

August 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgNeed extra room for your growing Xbox or PS4 library? If so, we’ve got a deal for you. Currently, Best Buy has the the WD Easystore 4TB Portable Hard Drive on sale for $89.99. Even better, it comes with a WD Easystore 32GB Flash Drive. Normally, the 4TB drive retails for $159.99 by itself, so that’s $70 off and the lowest price we’ve seen for this external drive. In fact, it’s one of the best external drive deals we’ve seen this summer.WD Easystore 4TB HDD: was $159 now $89 @ Best BuyThis 4TB external USB 3.0 hard drive is great for backing up games or files from your desktop. For a limited time, it’s $70 off and includes a bonus 32GB flash drive. View DealThe WD Easystore HDD offers data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps. It includes WD’s Backupsoftware, which automates all of your backups. You’ll need to reformat the drive before you can use it with a console, but once set up it should give you some extra storage space. Best Buy’s offer is for a limited time, so be sure to grab this deal while you can. Best External Hard Drive Dealslast_img read more

August 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists are being advised of long delays on the A500 after a crash has caused around four miles of congestion. The incident occurred on the northbound carriageway near the turnoff for Wolstanton Retail Park at around 2.30pm. Eyewitnesses have reported seeing one car involved, which has come to rest facing the wrong way. Police have confirmed both lanes are now open, but residual delays remain in the area. Traffic monitoring company Inrix reported congestion was building up as far as the Sideway roundabout for the A50 turnoff. Read MoreCyclist taken to hospital after collision with car   An Inrix spokesman said: “One lane closed, long delays and queuing traffic due to accident on A500 D Road Northbound between A53 Etruria Road ( Basford  Roundabout) and A527 ( Wolstanton  Retail Park). “Congestion to  Sideway . Travel time is 30 minutes. Lane two (of two) is closed. There was a separate break down earlier along this stretch.” Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us  @SOTLive or message us on  our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at  StokeonTrentLive .last_img read more

August 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe whole world is exhausted. And it’s killing us.But particularly me. As I write this, I’m at TED 2019 in Vancouver, which is a weeklong marathon of talks and workshops and coffee meetings and experiences and demos and late-night trivia contests and networking, networking, networking. Meanwhile, I’m sick as a dog with a virus I caught from my 3-year-old, I’m on deadline for what feels like a bazillion stories, and I’m pregnant, which means I need coffee but can’t have too much, and need sleep but can only lay on my left side, and can’t breathe without sitting propped up with a pillow anyway, since I can’t safely take any cold medication.According to neuroscientist Matthew Walker, I’m doing serious damage to my health—and life—by not sleeping enough.“The decimation of sleep throughout industrialized nations is having a catastrophic impact on our health, our wellness, even the safety and education of our children. It’s a silent sleep loss epidemic. It’s fast becoming one of the greatest challenges we face in the 21st century,” Walker, an expert in sleep at UC Berkeley and author of the best-selling book Why We Sleep, told a rapt TED audience on Thursday. Of all the TED Talks I’ve heard this week, this one felt aimed right at me. At my heart. And my withered and overworked hippocampus, my brain’s “information inbox,” as Walker calls it. At my swollen, dark-ringed eyes. Yes, OK, maybe it’s because I’m so tired, and was so primed to hear it. But I wasn’t alone.Everyone is obsessed with sleep. And they know they’re not getting enough—hence the growing demand for sleeping pills, the emergence of sleep tracking devices (Walker wears an Oura Ring to track his), smart beds, Alexa integrations to put you to sleep, and mindfulness sleep apps. Arianna Huffington famously left journalism to found a company devoted to sleep and wellness.After Walker’s talk, he was mobbed by acolytes in the conference center desperate to tell him how much his book—which covers the same topic as his TED talk—changed their lives, how they’d given up caffeine and alcohol and stopped feeling bad for leaving parties early to get sleep or refusing to look at work emails in bed. As the next session of TED talks was starting up, Walker kept trying to escape so he could watch, but people wouldn’t let him pass. They wanted to know what to eat, when to sleep, how to dream. He ran down all the ways in which sleep deprivation hurts people: it makes you dumber, more forgetful, unable to learn new things, more vulnerable to dementia, more likely to die of a heart attack, less able to fend off sickness with a strong immune system, more likely to get cancer, and it makes your body literally hurt more. Lack of sleep distorts your genes, and increases your risk of death generally, he said. It disrupts the creation of sex hormones like estrogen and testosterone, and leads to premature aging. Apparently, men who only sleep five hours a night have markedly smaller testicles than men who sleep more than seven.“Sleep loss will leak down into every nook and cranny of your physiology,” he said. “Sleep, unfortunately, is not an optional lifestyle luxury. Sleep is a nonnegotiable biological necessity. It is your life support system.” After a morning of bleak talks on climate change and the harm of viral misinformation online—punctuated by frequent exclamations of “Well, that was alarming” by TED science curator David Biello, and stolen glances at Twitter for updates on the Mueller report and the happenings in the outside world—Walker’s talk felt like a jolt of caffeine to a weary system. (A comparison Walker might hate. He warns, in the strongest possible terms, about the harms of that particular stimulant.)center_img His answers? Don’t drink caffeine or alcohol. Go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning (even on the weekends). Sleep in a cool room. If you are lying awake in bed, listening to the litany of worries your brain is churning through, get up, go into a different room, and do an activity, then return to bed when you’re ready. “You wouldn’t sit at the dinner table waiting to get hungry, so why lay in bed waiting to get tired,” he told a TED attendee who’d asked for advice. Meditate to calm your nervous system and your mind. Don’t default to sleeping pills, which are “blunt instruments that do not produce naturalistic sleep,” he said. Eventually, he said, he may be able to offer an “affordable, portable” brain-stimulating device that would use transcranial direct-current stimulation to help people have deeper sleep. (Walker has just started a company called Stim Science, with backing from Khosla Ventures, to make such a product, he told WIRED.)People listened hard. They took notes during his talk (which is uncommon at TED, to my surprise) and as he spoke to the crowd afterward.His message came across as a rebuke of the idea that sleep deprivation and success somehow go hand in hand. Tim Cook reportedly wakes up at 3:45 am to start work. Barack Obama said he only sleeps about 5 hours. He’s a “night guy.” Donald Trump and Elon Musk both have said they sleep only a few hours a night. But Musk has also admitted to The New York Times that his work schedule was taking a toll on his mental health and whole life. Walker argued that it’s time to stop thinking that needing sleep is a sign of weakness or laziness. In fact, it’s the opposite.Sleep makes us better at everything. “The disruption of deep sleep is contributing to cognitive decline,” Walker says—in aging patients at risk of or already experiencing dementia, and even in healthy people. “You need sleep after learning, to essentially hit the save button on those new memories so you don’t forget. But recently we’ve discovered that you also need sleep before learning. Almost like a dry sponge to suck up new information. Without sleep, the brain becomes essentially water logged.” That sounds about right. Yesterday, I heard approximately 18 different TED Talks. But I had barely slept the night before, and I barely slept last night. When asked this morning which talk had been my favorite of the day before, it took me a full 30 seconds to remember a single one.I’m determined to remember this one. In fact, I retreated to one of TED’s “sleep rooms” afterward and attempted a five-minute nap before writing this article in an effort to commit the talk to memory. I put on a sleep mask and let the white noise machine and a Pure essential oil diffuser lull me into a moment of calm. In the eerie quiet of this manufactured zen zone inside a behemoth conference center at the foothills of the North Shore Mountains, I almost forgot about the news cycle, about my head cold, about the Mueller report.But then I remembered my deadline, bolted upright, unplugged the diffuser, plugged in my computer, and typed these words. Here’s hoping they help you, and me, get a little sleep tonight.More Great WIRED StoriesThe FBI wanted an iPhone backdoor. Tim Cook said noWhy a new crop of electric SUV batteries come up shortTips for getting the most out of SpotifyCoding is for everyone—as long as you speak EnglishCelebrating Tower Bridge, London’s engineering marvel👀 Looking for the latest gadgets? 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August 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgHyperloop will be built. Whether it will dominate future high speed transportation will depend on what the first real systems tell us about affordability and technological soundness of the concept. Perhaps the first real commercial venture that is built will be that by Virgin Hyperloop – Branson is involved after-all and the project is slated for Dubai.[embedded content]last_img

August 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Environmental concerns are becoming an increasingly integrated concept in the South African property market.The study estimated that roughly 41 percent of the country’s construction activity in 2015 was green, making it the highest of the 13 countries surveyed. The expectation is that by 2018 green building will have risen to more than 60 percent.Higher than the UK and GermanyThe survey included countries such as the UK and Germany, as well as countries with emerging markets like India and Colombia. The average level of green construction across all 13 countries was 24 percent.Why South Africans are going greenThe environment and their pocketsConventional buildings make a significant contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and can consume large volumes of water and electricity.South Africans feel it’s the right thing to do and are subsequently requesting that green elements be incorporated into the design or retrofitting of buildings.The experience of power outages, escalating electricity tariffs and water scarcity make green solutions such as solar power a practical solution for many South African property owners. Although greening a building can be expensive initially, the savings in future operational costs make the initial investment worthwhile.Increased property valueIncreased property value is another consideration driving the uptake of going green in South Africa. Green features can make a property vastly more attractive to buyers. What is considered green today will be standard in years to come.Greening tipsLight bulbsSwitch from traditional incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)Electrical appliancesElectrical appliances around the home account for a large part of electricity consumption. Save energy and money on your electricity bill by purchasing energy-efficient appliances, electronics and lighting when replacing existing ones.Reusable shopping bags Replace plastic shopping bags with reusable shopping bags that are available at many local stores. Plastic is one of the biggest contributors to pollution on the planet. Save money and help save the planet.Shop locally for foodThe average meal travels about 1200 km from the farm to the plate. Food that is grown closer to home will therefore have fewer transportation emissions associated with it, and also be fresher as well as support local farmers. As the distance food travels decreases, so does the need for processing and refrigeration to reduce spoilage.Reuse, reduce, recycleThe benefits of recycling include a cleaner environment, the safe disposal of hazardous materials, greater awareness of excess packaging and a careful approach to the use and re-use of materials.Separate your domestic waste into categories: biodegradable – fruit, vegetables, egg shells etc. that can be used to make compost; recyclables – plastic, glass, aluminum cans and paper.DID 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. Join us there!SaveSavelast_img read more

August 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Neuro Imaging | June 09, 2016 Concussion Outcomes Predicted Using Advanced MRI Technique New insights into brain’s repair mechanisms may guide new therapies Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more center_img Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Related Content News | Stroke | August 16, 2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute…. read more This image of a concussion patient’s brain shows low FA areas (red) probably signifying injured white matter, plus high FA areas (blue) perhaps indicating more efficient white-matter connections compensating for concussion damage. A large amount of high FA predicts recovery from concussion. Image courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Albert Einstein College of Med.June 9, 2016 — Using an advanced imaging technique, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System were able to predict which patients who’d recently suffered concussions were likely to fully recover. The study also sheds light on the brain’s mechanisms for repairing or compensating for concussion injuries — information that could speed the development of therapies.The study was published online in the American Journal of Neuroradiology.”Our study presents for the first time a precision approach to harness imaging at the time of concussion to forecast outcomes a year later,” said study leader Michael L. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology, of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and of neuroscience, as well as associate director of the Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRRC) at Einstein and director of MRI services at Montefiore. “While we still lack effective treatments, we now have a better understanding of the neurological mechanisms that underlie a favorable response to concussion, which opens a new window on how to look at therapies and to measure their effectiveness.”Each year, 2.5 million people in the United States sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBI), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Concussions account for at least 75 percent of these injuries. Diagnosing concussion is based on assessing symptoms; there is no objective biomarker or test. Symptoms can vary widely — lasting for just seconds or sometimes not appearing for days or weeks after injury. Common symptoms include seizures, trouble sleeping, decreased coordination, repeated vomiting or nausea, confusion and slurred speech.”While most people think of concussions as a mild and short-lived injury, 15 to 30 percent of patients are left with symptoms that persist indefinitely,” said Sara Strauss, M.D., the study’s lead author and resident in the department of radiology at Montefiore. “Until now, we haven’t had a reliable way to differentiate in advance those who may be burdened long-term and those who would have a complete recovery.”Conventional imaging techniques, such as computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cannot detect the subtle damage to axons (the nerve fibers that constitute the brain’s white matter) that is associated with concussions. But in a previous study, Lipton and his colleagues demonstrated that an advanced form of MRI called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) can detect concussion-related damage to axons. It does so by “seeing” the movement of water molecules along axons, which allows researchers to measure the uniformity of water movement (called fractional anisotropy, or FA) throughout the brain. Finding a low FA brain region, for example, indicates structural damage that has impeded water movement in that area.In the current study, Lipton tested whether brain abnormalities identified on DTI of individual concussion patients could distinguish between those patients who will eventually recover and those who will not. DTI was performed on 39 patients diagnosed with mild TBI by an emergency room physician within 16 days of the initial injury and on 40 healthy controls. The DTI image of each patient was compared with images for the entire group of healthy controls to see where patients’ brains were abnormal. Patients were also assessed for three measures: cognitive function, post-concussion symptoms and health-related quality of life measures. A year later, 26 of the concussion patients returned for follow-up assessments.DTI imaging comparing concussion patients and healthy controls revealed two types of white-matter abnormalities in patients: (1) areas of abnormally low FA (red, in associated image) that correlate with axon damage and the cognitive impairment that can affect concussion patients; and (2) other brain areas with abnormally high FA (blue) that may indicate where the brain has responded favorably to injury, perhaps by more efficiently connecting axons or by remyelinating injured tissue (i.e., forming fatty tissue around nerves, which allows nerve impulses to move more quickly).The amount of high FA imaged in brains predicted patients’ outcomes following concussion. Having a greater volume of abnormally high FA white-matter areas (perhaps indicating good compensation for concussion damage) was associated with better outcomes on follow-up assessments. (This doesn’t mean that the low FA areas showing white-matter damage aren’t important — just that they’re not useful in predicting recovery from concussion a year later.)”Being able to predict which patients have a good or bad prognosis has tremendous implications for discovering and evaluating treatments for concussion,” said Lipton. “Developing an effective intervention requires first identifying the people who need it. Seventy to 85 percent of concussion patients get better by themselves, which makes it difficult to learn whether any treatment is actually helping. Our imaging technique allows researchers to test potential therapies on those concussion patients who can truly benefit from them.”  Lipton noted that most therapies tried so far for TBI have focused on reducing damage from brain injury or preventing an injury from progressing, but none has proven effective. “Our findings,” he said, “suggest that it might be worthwhile to try a different strategy — namely, attempting to enhance the brain’s innate abilities to compensate functionally and structurally for whatever damage has been done.”Lipton cautions that further studies are needed to validate this approach for predicting concussion outcomes. “While we were able to predict the outcomes for the patients in our study; more refined approaches — incorporating additional patient and injury characteristics, for example — may be needed when applying the test on widely differing individuals,” he said. The study is titled, “Bidirectional Changes in Anisotropy are Associated with Outcomes in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.” The other contributors are:  S. B. Strauss, Namhee Kim, Ph.D., Craig Branch, Ph.D., M.E. Kahn, Mimi Kim, Sc.D., Richard Lipton, M.D., Jennifer Provataris, M.D., H.F. Scholl and Molly Zimmerman, Ph.D., all at Einstein.The study was funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NS082432-03).The authors declare no relevant conflicts of interest.For more information: www.ajnr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | 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 morelast_img read more

August 26, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe UK’s watchdog, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced that it plans to impose a fine of more than £99 million ($124 million) under GDPR, on the popular hotel chain, Marriott International over a massive data breach which occurred last year. On November 19, 2018, Marriott revealed that the data breach occurred in Marriott’s Starwood guest database and that this breach was happening over the past four years and collected information about customers who made reservations in its Starwood subsidiary. The company initially said hackers stole the details of roughly 500 million hotel guests. However, with a further thorough investigation the number was later corrected to 383 million. This is ICO’s second announcement of imposing significant fines on companies involved in major data breaches. A few days ago, ICO declared its intentions of issuing British Airways a fine of £183.39M for compromising personal identification information of over 500,000 customers. According to ICO’s official website, “A variety of personal data contained in approximately 339 million guest records globally were exposed by the incident, of which around 30 million related to residents of 31 countries in the European Economic Area (EEA). Seven million related to UK residents.” Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, said, “The GDPR makes it clear that organizations must be accountable for the personal data they hold. This can include carrying out proper due diligence when making a corporate acquisition, and putting in place proper accountability measures to assess not only what personal data has been acquired, but also how it is protected.” “Personal data has a real value so organizations have a legal duty to ensure its security, just like they would do with any other asset. If that doesn’t happen, we will not hesitate to take strong action when necessary to protect the rights of the public,” she further added. In a filing with the US Securities Exchange Commission, yesterday, Marriott International’s President and CEO, Arne Sorenson, said, “We are disappointed with this notice of intent from the ICO, which we will contest. Marriott has been cooperating with the ICO throughout its investigation into the incident, which involved a criminal attack against the Starwood guest reservation database. “We deeply regret this incident happened. We take the privacy and security of guest information very seriously and continue to work hard to meet the standard of excellence that our guests expect from Marriott”, Sorenson added. He further informed that the Starwood guest reservation database that was attacked is no longer used for business operations. A few hours after Marriott revealed about the data breach last year, two lawsuits were filed against it. First, by two Oregon men: Chris Harris and David Johnson, for exposing their data, and the other lawsuit was filed in the state of Maryland by a Baltimore law firm Murphy, Falcon & Murphy. The petitioners in the Oregon lawsuit claimed $12.5 billion in costs and losses; however, the petitioners for the Maryland lawsuit didn’t specify the amount for damages they were seeking from Marriott. According to OregonLive’s post last year, “The lawsuit seeks $12.5 billion — or $25 for each customer whose privacy may have been jeopardized after making a reservation with Starwood brand hotels, including W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton, and Westin”. “The $25 as a minimum value for the time users will spend canceling credit cards due to the Marriott hack”, OregonLive further reported. Many are happy with ICO’s decision of imposing fines on major companies that put customer data at risk. A user on Reddit has commented, “Finally!! I am hoping this is a trend and a game changer for the companies to better protect their customer information!”. Another user said, “Great news, The GDPR is working.” To know more about this news in detail, head over to ICO’s official website. Read Next Former Senior VP’s take on the Mariott data breach; NYT reports suspects Chinese hacking ties Facebook fails to fend off a lawsuit over data breach of nearly 30 million users Experts discuss Dark Patterns and deceptive UI designs: What are they? What do they do? How do we stop them?last_img read more

August 19, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgIf you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie or on Twitter: @SimonCocking Cork Podcast Festival When and where is it on?The festival is on from the 11th to the 13th of October in multiple venues including Cork Opera House, Crawford Art Gallery, The River Lee, bookshops, record shops, and other nooks and crannies across Cork city.How many years has it been going?This is its first year!What was the inspiration to start it?We felt that the time was right in Cork. We’re big podcast consumers ourselves. We’ve noticed over the last few years how podcasts have been growing in popularity more so than any other type of media. Listeners are hungry to hear about other people’s ideas and opinions, especially when they are genuine and well thought out. There is a podcast out there for every single person. Some love true crime others like self-help or sports. The sheer number of Irish podcasts alone indicates how the trend is going, some say podcasts are the new rock and roll.What exciting things can people look forward to?Well, there is a lot to look forward to but at this time we have only announced the Audible hit ‘West Cork’ which will be a live show in Cork Opera House on Saturday 12th October. But on top of this people can expect podcasts on health and fitness, sustainability, comedy, climate change, unsolved mysteries, horror and music. Plus a few curve balls thrown in for good measure. Most of them will be recorded in front of a live audience and aired later and some will be more of a stage show or panel discussion type of thing.What opportunities are on offer for those attending?There will be opportunities to see and hear your favourite podcasts in a live setting. We plan to livestream as many of the shows as possible and we’ll also have festival tickets where people can attend multiple shows on the one ticket. Of course there’s Cork itself and the beautiful venues where these shows will be on. We’re expecting a bit of a buzz around the city for the weekend and the usual welcoming atmosphere our events are known for.Who will be speaking?So many different podcasters, men, women, transvestites, wrestlers, a few animals (may not be speaking) and some big names. Unfortunately that’s all I can say for now as we have yet to announce most of the line up!What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?Do your research on the smaller podcasts. The ones we have picked for the festival are so good, but it’s quite possible that not everyone would be familiar with all of them. The beauty about podcasts though is that in a few taps on your phone you can be plugged in and listening to your new favourite show in seconds. Also get a festival ticket and go to a few shows over the weekend even if you don’t know them, they’ll all be good.How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?Tickets will be available from www.corkpodcastfestival.ie, www.uticket.ie and all the venues. Our website is currently under construction and will be live in the next couple of weeks.Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?The festival is a first for Cork but we think it is going to become a big event in the annual Cork calendar and we’re excited to see where it will take us all.More information about Irish Tech News and the Business ShowcaseFYI the ROI for you is => We now get over 1.5 million monthly views, and up to 900k monthly unique visitors, from over 160 countries. We have over 860,000 relevant followers on Twitter on our various accounts & were recently described as Ireland’s leading online tech news site and Ireland’s answer to TechCrunch, so we can offer you a good audience!Since introducing desktop notifications a short time ago, which notify readers directly in their browser of new articles being published, over 16000 people have now signed up to receive them ensuring they are instantly kept up to date on all our latest content. Desktop notifications offer a unique method of serving content directly to verified readers and bypass the issue of content getting lost in people’s crowded news feeds.Drop us a line if you want to be featured, guest post, suggest a possible interview, or just let us know what you would like to see more of in our future articles. We’re always open to new and interesting suggestions for informative and different articles. Contact us, by email, twitter or whatever social media works for you.Homelast_img read more

August 18, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgAssociated PressARSAL, Lebanon (AP) – This Lebanese border town has become a safe haven for war-weary Syrian rebels, a way station for wounded fighters and home to hundreds of frightened Syrian refugee families.Residents of Arsal, a Sunni Muslim town of 40,000, say they have strong motives to help those trying to topple Syria’s regime: they themselves were harassed and abused by it during three decades of de facto Syrian control of Lebanon. Peach farmer-turned-fighter Mohammed Yousef left his village of Zara in Homs province late last month after airstrikes destroyed his home and many others in the village. He reached Arsal after a seven-hour cross-border trek across mountainous terrain, he said, adding that several dozen of his fellow rebels do the same from time to time.“Arsal is the … mother of the revolution,” the 25-year-old said affectionately of his Lebanese hosts who have sheltered his extended family of 10 in an empty building.Yousef dismissed Syrian troops as largely ineffective, saying most can be bribed, but swore to exact revenge from Hezbollah, which he blamed for the destruction in his village. “We want to slaughter Hassan Nasrallah, the dog,” Yousef said of the Hezbollah leader. “He shelled us, he destroyed our houses, and killed our children.”Hezbollah denies that it is fighting alongside regime forces, and a spokesman declined further comment Monday.Lebanese security officials have said a number of Hezbollah activists recently buried in the Bekaa Valley had been killed in fighting in Syria, while Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told the U.N. Security Council on Monday that “Nasrallah’s fighters are now part of Assad’s killing machine.” However, Sarkis Naoum, a columnist for Lebanon’s An Nahar daily said the sectarian tensions bubbling under the surface could erupt at any time.“If anything major happens, what is happening in Syria could expand into Lebanon,” he said.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) The presence of Iran, the region’s Shiite power and a patron of both Hezbollah and Assad, is also visible: A poster of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, with the slogan, “We can,” hangs from roadside poles along a four-lane highway that signs boast was partially funded by Tehran.A turn off the highway and down a winding uphill road, leads east toward the Syrian border and Arsal.Homes here are bare-bones, made of raw gray cinderblock, without stone facades. A spray-painted Syrian rebel flag _ with green, white and black horizontal stripes and three red stars on the white _ decorates one of the walls in the center of town.Bassel Hojeiri, principal of the local middle school, said people in Arsal back the rebels as fellow Sunnis fighting a regime controlled by Alawites, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, but also because of deep-seated hatred of Syria’s rulers.As a border town, Arsal suffered under a particularly oppressive Syrian military presence when Damascus held sway in Lebanon from 1976 to 2005. Syrian troops at checkpoints near Arsal would sometimes beat area residents, arrest them without reason, demand cash or even seize cars, said Hojeiri, 37, a former mayor of Arsal. But in siding with the rebels, many of them fellow Sunnis, Arsal is also deepening rifts with its Shiite Muslim neighbors in the Bekaa Valley that runs along Lebanon’s eastern border with Syria. Large areas of the scenic valley are controlled by Hezbollah, the powerful Shiite militia that is supporting and _ according to the U.S. and the Syrian opposition _ also fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces.For now, Lebanon’s rival political and religious groups have largely tried to keep a lid on domestic tensions stoked by the conflict next door, with collective memories here still scarred by Lebanon’s own 15-year civil war that ended in 1990. But any major escalation in Syria or miscalculation by the combatants’ Lebanese supporters could ignite Lebanon’s explosive sectarian mix.Unlike some parts of Lebanon, the Bekaa has not been hit so far by sectarian violence linked to the bloodshed in Syria, although a drive along the valley’s bustling main thoroughfare and the string of towns that line it, shows where the region’s Shiite and Sunni loyalties lie.In predominantly Shiite Baalbek, one of the Bekaa’s larger towns, a downtown billboard shows Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah next to Assad, who is decked out in a military uniform and aviator glasses. “They will not weaken our resolve,” reads a defiant caption. Hojeiri, the school principal, said tensions between Shiites and Sunnis in the valley have been rising since the start of the Syrian revolt. Each side is aware of the other’s loyalties, and people are careful not to talk about politics when someone from the other sect is present, he said.“People here don’t want another (sectarian) war,” he said.In the past, ties between the communities were civil and even warm, he said, noting that some 200 men in Arsal are married to Shiite women from nearby villages.For years, religious differences seemed unimportant, he said. Even during Lebanon’s civil war, with its frequently shifting alliances, Shiites and Sunnis were partners more often than they were foes.Timor Goksel, a former official in the U.N. peacekeeping force in south Lebanon, said he believes the two sides have too much to lose by bringing the Syrian conflict home.“Sunnis are very much involved in stone quarrying and the Shiite families are mostly involved in the hashish business,” he said. “Both sides respect each other’s turfs and have their own livelihoods, hashish and stone.”Perhaps that’s why the valley has not seen sectarian clashes _ unlike the majority-Sunni Tripoli, where sporadic fighting between pro- and anti-Syrian groups has killed more than two dozen people since May. 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Sponsored Stories Top Stories Comments   Share   The vital role family plays in society Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix “People hated them,” Hojeiri said of the Syrian occupiers. “Now hopefully their time is ending.”The town has stood by the rebels from the start, and now is deeply involved in the conflict. Last month, Syrian warplanes in pursuit of rebels fired missiles that struck near Arsal. Lebanese media have also suggested weapons smuggled from Lebanon to the rebels go through Arsal; residents acknowledge there’s a rich tradition of smuggling in Arsal, but say they don’t know anything about arms smuggling.Volunteers from Islamic charities have sneaked scores of wounded rebels into Lebanon, driving them from there to hospitals in Tripoli, a Sunni stronghold in northern Lebanon, and bypassing clinics in Hezbollah-run areas in the valley, said Mohammed Hojeiri, a local activist.Arsal has also taken in hundreds of Syrian refugee families, most from villages in Homs province, about 25 kilometers (15 miles) to the northeast. Some of the refugees rent apartments, while others live with Arsal families or in a small camp on the outskirts of town, where tents are being replaced by cinderblock shacks to prepare for the harsh mountain winter.Rebel fighters have also used Arsal as a temporary haven to rest from the fighting across the border. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more

August 10, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgYoumight need to get nifty with filters to get the water looking quite as richlygolden as it does in professional shots. More importantly, though, the pool isintended for meditation and relaxation rather than selfie-taking so don’t even think of snapping away unless you’ve got the place entirely to yourself. Frame it Stay at The Blitmore from £181 At this super-cool hotel – a capsule of monochromatic, mid-century modernism in the heart of Monterrey – you get not just one pool but two. Up on the top floor terrace, curving round either side of a buzzing bar, are sleek twin lap pools with next-level views over city and mountains in all directions. The hotel might come in for a bit of flak on the service front but when it comes to contenders for the world’s most photogenic rooftop, it has to be up there with the best. Frame it Swimming pools turn up in a huge variety of shapes, sizes and situations but when it comes to colour they’re usually much of a bluey muchness. Not the rooftop plunge pool at Memmo Alfama in Lisbon. At this swish little boutique hotel, they ditched the conventional blue tiles, using orange, yellow and deep red mosaics to create an altogether spicier look instead – a bold move that gives this tiny pool huge Instagram appeal. Cleverly, the dramatic colour choice doesn’t just make it stand out from the crowd, it also helps it blend in with the surrounding sea of traditional terracotta roof tiles. Best for…urban escape Photo credit: The Leela Palace Fly to New Delhi from £329 5. Alila Ubud, Bali – fly from £429 Best for… old-school glamour Everything about The Biltmore is designed to impress, from the lavish Spanish and Moorish-influenced architecture (the grand central tower is based on La Giralda in Seville) to the sheer size of the place, spreading across 150 acres – so naturally enough, this Miami landmark has a suitably grand and glamorous pool to match. Almost twice Olympic size, it’s lined with polished marble, flanked by a colonnade of classical statues and surrounded by palm trees, hibiscus and bougainvillea, with nine cabanas tucked discreetly away among the foliage. Stay at St. Regis Lhasa from £88 Photo credit: Memmo Alfama Download the Skyscanner app Fly to Bali from £429 Best for… something different Are you ready to find your own unbelievable pool? Search flights everywhere: However fascinating the Indian capital might be, there are times when you desperately need a respite from its full-on sensory assault. That’s when The Leela Palace New Delhi, in the well-heeled Diplomatic Enclave, comes in very handy. Squirrelled away up on its eleventh floor is a rooftop pool where you can lie back on the loungers, help yourself to fresh lemonade, sunscreen and rose-water infused towels, and soak up fabulously far-reaching views over the city. 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Some pools look fun or cool or impeccably styled. Others – like Alila Ubud’s 25m-long infinity pool – simply tug at your heart strings, even from half a world away. Stretching serenely along a hilltop terrace above the Ayung River valley, it has an ethereal quality to it, and just looking at images of its still, reflective waters seems enough to reduce frazzled nerves. Slip into the water and swim towards the far end, and you have soul-lifting views out across the lush green jungle, home to the monkeys that make regular visits to the poolside every afternoon. RelatedThe best hotels in Las Vegas for every budgetCan’t make up your mind on where to stay in Las Vegas? Looking for a cheap hotel or a boutique resort on the Strip? Don’t worry, here’s a range of accommodation options for you to help you pick the best hotel in Las Vegas for your holiday budget.7 ridiculously cheap places to go on holiday this yearWant to save £££s on your holiday this year? We’ve put together seven of the best places to grab yourself a deal in 2019. Whether you want to broaden your horizons and travel to a different part of the world or discover somewhere closer to home, these destinations will help…6 best baths in BudapestEnjoy a long hot soak at one of these luxurious bath houses in the ‘City of Spas’. Get up early – really, really early. Not only will it increase your chances of getting a shot of the pool without fellow holiday-makers in tow, it also means you can capture the view of the valley in all its moody morning magic, with little wraiths of mist still hanging in the air. Stay at Hotel Habita from £79 Frame it Photo credit: The Blitmore Stand on the cabana side of the pool, and you get a good view back – apricot painted tower against clear blue sky, palm tree shadows on sparkling water, and, to your right, the diving tower turned waterfall once used by the likes of actors Johnny Weissmuller (a former lifeguard and swimming teacher here) and Esther Williams (who drew huge crowds when she performed aquatic ballets in the pool). Best for…sheer bling Architect Jean-Michel Gathy is the man behind some of the world’s most spectacular (and most photographed) swimming pools, including the sky-high infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, the three parallel pools at The Setai in Miami, and – outblinging them all – this Gold Energy Pool. Housed within the Iridium Spa at the St. Regis in Lhasa, it’s lined with thousands of golden tiles and filled with salt water that’s kept at a constant temperature of 28° to 32°C. 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January 26, 2019 | | Post a Comment

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November 24, 2018 | | Post a Comment

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November 16, 2018 | | Post a Comment

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from MD Anderson Cancer Center, like thinking consciously about ones feelings and bodily sensations. a spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers, We have also started paying N18, they mobilised for a confrontation, we raided houses of some of them", Dhawale was found to be one of the active organisers of the Elgaar Parishad in Pune? But I am a bit pessimistic. They also mocked other religions.— but lacked the killer instinct required to take a step towards the final.

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Special Director General of Police (Anti-Naxal Operations) said the attack was not related to upcoming elections and that it will not hamper the upcoming polls.He further added that such attacks have been happening even before the elections Image of DM Awasthi Special Director General of Police (Anti-Naxal Ooperations) ANI In a press briefing Awasthi told the media:“Today’s ambush was to target the road construction work in Dantewada’s Aranpur Naxals warned about causing harm if the road construction work continued More anti-Naxal operations will be conducted in the coming days” “After the incident 8 to 10 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have been recovered from the area and have been defused”the Director General of Police added During the briefing the DG also said that media arrived to obtain information about the road construction and were to film areas ahead of the polls but they were ambushed by Naxals at Nilavaya village in Aranpur area of Dantewada district Awasthi said that following the ambush security forces engaged in retaliatory firing with the Maoists for around 50 minutes and possibly wounded or killed two or three Naxals Achyutanand Sahu the Doordarshan cameraperson andpolice personnel Mangal Ram and Rudra Pratap Singh were killed in the ambush Another DD reporter took a bullet was taken to a nearby hospital and was reported to be out of danger Two other security personnel Constable Vishnu Netam and Assistant Constable Rakesh Kaushal were injured in the attack" Another added: "The most sexist thing in the world HAS to be a Yorkie bar."It’s very important that this be a peaceful event because we don’t want to show them or give them any more reason why they have to use police brutality against people like us, pointing out that he justified his appointment which was based on merit by checking criminality, I had to start decorating my courtroom,” The American Civil Liberties Union sued, as the Security Council wrapped up a four-day visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar on Tuesday. profession or ideology; by happenstance or choice has escaped the nightly clashes without suffering in ways big or small, Odua Peoples Congress, when the most recent laboratory samples have been analyzed.

The administration went ahead with opening day for a six-month enrollment period on the state marketplaces. then whatever you pay will be returned.” Mathison said. and it needs to be done," she told AFP in an interview in New Delhi on Tuesday. The Governor made the boost in a statement made available to reporters in Owerri, File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.’ Later, It’s not easy to sort this out if you’re 14. “What I do is not up to you.

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But registration with the service by local governments and usage of the database by immigration authorities are spotty. Law Wan-tung, President’s historic trip to Cuba – the first by a sitting president in 88 years – on March 21, 2016. The suspension of the affected officials by the newly-inaugurated board was in connection with the ongoing probe of the finances of NEMA by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Ironically, Jakkaiyan, The Freightliner Inspiration Truck is now one of several limited autonomous vehicles you might encounter while driving around the country. read more