USA Welcomes Lebanons Formation of New Government

Washington DC – The United States welcomed, on Monday, Lebanon’s announcement of the formation of a new government and congratulated Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the U.S. department of state said.“The United States encourages the Lebanese government to seize this opportunity to respond to the needs of the Lebanese people and to address the pressing security, economic, and humanitarian challenges facing the country,” said John Kirby, Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson in a statement.“The United States reaffirms its strong support for Lebanon’s security, stability, and sovereignty and looks forward to working with the new Lebanese government,” the same source added. “We will continue to stand with its (Lebanon) state institutions and the Lebanese people as they build a stable and prosperous future,” it concluded. read more

Saudi Arabia orders Rizanas execution

Meanwhile Amnesty International said that after exhausting all of her appeals, Rizana Nafeek is at imminent risk of execution in Saudi Arabia for a crime she allegedly committed while under the age of 18.Amnesty International urged the Saudi King to commute her death sentence, particularly given Saudi Arabia’s obligations as a state party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and taking into account the uncertainty over Rizana Nafeek’s age. (Colombo Gazette)Related story: Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry under Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz has issued instructions for Rizana Nafeek’s execution, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today.HRW however said that under the system of qisas (retaliation) that governs murder cases in Saudi Arabia, the baby’s parents may still grant Nafeek a pardon or seek blood money in compensation. President Mahinda Rajapaksa sent an appeal to King Abdullah on January 6, 2013, requesting a stay of the execution until a settlement can be reached between the baby’s family and a Saudi reconciliation committee. Nafeek had been working in Saudi Arabia for two weeks in 2005 when the ‘Utaibi family’s 4-month-old baby died in her care. Nafeek retracted a confession that she said was made under duress, and says that the baby died in a choking accident while drinking from a bottle. Authorities have incarcerated Nafeek in Dawadmi prison since 2005.Past Human Rights Watch interviews with Sri Lankan embassy officials and reporting from Arab News found serious problems with Nafeek’s access to lawyers and competent interpreters during her interrogation and trial. Nafeek had no access to legal counsel until after a court in Dawadmi sentenced her to death by beheading in 2007. “The Saudi king and interior minister should immediately cancel the execution orders against Rizana Nafeek,” said Nisha Varia, senior women’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch. “Saudi officials should then meet with the baby’s family and Sri Lankan authorities to make sure the death penalty won’t be considered again.” read more

FEATURE Nigers girls find sanctuary in fistula treatment centres

Kodi Moumdau gave birth last year but her child was stillborn and in the process of delivery a fistula, or tear, developed between her vagina and anus. Fistulas of this type can result in a lack of bowel and urine control, leading to embarrassment and shame amongst women who are suffering the condition.Speaking in her local language Djerma, Kodi Moumdau explained her fears when the fistula first happened: “When I was pregnant, my legs became paralyzed, so I was rushed to the hospital. My baby was still-born and that is when my body tore.”Many young women with fistulas are shunned by their communities, as the condition, which can frequently lead to bad odours, is considered by some as dirty.Kodi Moumdau was fortunate to the extent that she was treated quickly, after being taken directly to a specialist local hospital in Tillaberi region in the north-west of Niger and then onto the National Fistula Centre in Niamey.Fistula IncreaseKodi Moumdau is not alone.In Niger, the incidence of obstetric fistulas is increasing, in line with population growth and the continuing lack of education about the causes of the condition. Child marriage, early pregnancy and female genital mutilation all contribute to the growing number of cases in Niger and across sub-Saharan Africa. The exact number of affected women in the sub-Saharan region is not known, although the United Nations estimates it could be up to one million.In the National Fistula Centre, one of 11 fistula treatment centres in Niger, there are 69 women who are accommodated in neatly arranged wards in the dusty and parched hospital compound. Of those, 42 are waiting to have the operation to repair the tear to their bodies. UNICEF Niger/Islamane AbdouYoung girls in the village of Danja in Niger hold a sign in support of the Spotlight Initiative a European Union and UN fund supporting the Sustainable Development Goals. UNFPA/Ollivier GirardUN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed (c) stands with Margot Wallstrom, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden (l) and Dr. Lalla Malika Issoufou Mahamadou, second First Lady (r) at the National Fistula Centre in Niamey, Niger.Dr. Abdoulaye Idrissa, the director of the centre, carries out around six operations a week. Dressed in his theatre scrubs or clothes and white coat, he frequently visits the wards. He moves easily between patients, asking them how they feel and exchanging some much-needed light-hearted conversation. He is clearly liked and respected.“Even if we carry out one operation, we consider that a success,” he told UN News. “But I have to say we have a heavy and difficult task because as the population of Niger increases, so do the needs. We fight to do our best. Each year we increase the number of obstetricians and surgeons on our staff, we open new clinics, so we are able to reach more parts of the country.”And he recognizes, the causes behind the increase in obstetric fistulas are common to many developing sub-Saharan countries, saying: “The essential factors remain poverty, illiteracy, access to health care services…there are social factors also, like early marriage.”The average age of patients who he treats is 18, but he frequently sees girls as young as 12 or 13. The risk of a fistula is far greater for young pregnant girls whose bodies are not yet fully formed.UN-AU visitThe work of the National Fistula Centre was showcased to a joint high-level visit of the UN and African Union, which spent two days in Niger looking at the issues of women, peace and security and development, as well as empowerment and the importance of getting more women into leadership positions.These centres are an oasis, a place of sanctuary for girls in early child marriage, who have ended up needing horrendous fistula repairs  – UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina MohammedThe health of women is an important part of making sure they are able to fulfill their potential.UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed led the joint delegation to Niger and met patients and doctors at the centre on Saturday.“These centres are an oasis, a place of sanctuary for girls in early child marriage, who have ended up needing horrendous fistula repairs,” she said, adding “not only are fistulas damaging to their own wellbeing physically and mentally, women are also stigmatized. Within their families and societies, they no longer have a home.”“There are two sides to this,” she contiued, “making sure we put more money into the repairs and the work that the doctors do here tirelessly and then also take up the advocacy, because we should be able to prevent and bring zero child marriage to our children in Niger and the rest of Africa.”Spotlight InitiativeThis is where a new effort, Spotlight Initiative, a partnership of the European Union and UN, aims to make a difference. A fund in support of the Sustainable Development Goals, and focused on ending all forms of violence against women and girls, the Spotlight Initiative will have a specific focus on early marriage in Africa. Niger is one of eight implementing countries selected on the continent. In discussions with the Prime Minister and ministers during the trip, it was clear that the Initiative brought both great hope and expectations – including for significant investments in more centres such as this. Two months after her operation, Kodi Moumdau is looking forward to returning home and being reunited with her husband. She chats and laughs with her fellow fistula survivors on the bed she has slept in since she arrived from the countryside to where she will soon return, confident that she can resume her life at home. read more

Opinion Switching sports as a pro is an option in order to

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) briefly took part in the Texas Rangers spring training.Credit: Courtesy of TNSOne thing’s for sure: football isn’t good for your long-term health.As exhibited by the early retirement of former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland this month, there are better long-term options than repeatedly smashing year head, with or without a helmet. The issue of concussions in football — especially the NFL — has sparked debate far and wide in recent years, with retirements like Borland’s providing a somewhat positive example of a solution.Then there’s the grim incidents related to concussions — like the suicide of Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau.Of course any athlete would like to avoid serious brain damage, but many aren’t willing to give up their millions like Borland. NFL players are in the NFL for one obvious reason: they’re good at football. In many cases, they’re better at football than anything else.But that all starts with one thing: athletic talent.So Chris Borland — who played just one year in the NFL — is passing on his most obvious career path early in order to promote his own health later in life.He might have a plan worked out, but it probably won’t be as lucrative as the salary of a star NFL linebacker.If an athlete is talented enough to make it in the NFL, there’s a chance they could stay on the field by switching to a new sport.Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who has a win and a loss in the past two Super Bowls, has been spending some time with the Texas Rangers during their spring training workouts. Wilson is a former minor league baseball player with major league talent.It’s widely accepted that he’s simply working out with the Rangers — who own his MLB draft rights — for fun. But when it comes to long-term health, wouldn’t Wilson be better off switching to baseball now?My guess is it would only take one player switching sports, especially if that player was in the spotlight as much as Wilson. If the former N.C. State and Wisconsin quarterback decided to hang up his football helmet and grab his baseball glove, he could spark a brand-new trend.There’s no doubt injuries still happen in baseball, but there’s also no doubt injuries to the head are less prevalent.Now I know there are a select few NFL players who could successfully switch to baseball, but if it becomes anything close to a trend, that tendency could trickle down to younger ages.There’s a good chance the only way to eliminate the risk of football-related brain injuries is to quit playing football. If young kids start seeing their football heroes switching sports, they’d be much more likely to pick baseball, basketball, soccer or any other sport over football.Nobody wants one concussion, and the idea of life-altering brain injuries is even worse.I can’t say I want to see football go away completely — I love the sport — but I can say I’d be curious to see what happens if Wilson chose to switch sports full time.Maybe nothing would change, or maybe the next Odell Beckham Jr. — a former United States Men’s National Soccer Team prospect — will be suiting up for the 2022 World Cup instead of Super Bowl LVI. read more

Gamers as young as 12 have suffered deep vein thrombosis after hardly

Experts have urged the gaming firms to introduce alerts into the games and labels telling players to take breaks at least every 90 minutes 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. Experts have urged the gaming firms to introduce alerts into the games and labels telling players to take breaks at least every 90 minutes Professor Beverley Hunt, medical director of Thrombosis UK, said they had dealt with a number of cases involving young patients with thrombosis, aged under 18, who were so addicted to gaming that they played during the night into the early hours of the morning. Professor Richard Beasley, director of New Zealand’s Medical Research Institute and world expert in DVT and PE, said: “It really illustrates the strength of the risk that it can affect a person aged 12 who you would never expect to develop a blood clot.”He said there needed to be greater public and medical attention to the risks from people’s and children’s immobility due to the demands of modern office work and leisure pursuits such as gaming.“It really needs to be a research area of priority just as it has been with air travel which is now well recognised. People are now sitting for longer periods than they are even in long distance air travel,” he said.His research showed immobility at work and on the computer or gaming at home could treble the risk of DVT and/or PE.There are more than 2,000 deaths a year from pulmonary embolisms (PE) or thrombosis in the UK each year. The latest figures show those among under 30s doubled from nine to 18 in 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics. The DVT and resulting pulmonary embolism (PE) were generally in their legs and followed three hours of non-stop playing without moving, although one player it in his arms after playing lying on his back for three hours.It was also associated with dehydration as they were so absorbed they ignored their body’s “thirst reflex” to drink, said the researchers at Royal Perth Hospital. “When you talk to them, the addiction is there in the sense that they would deny they need to go to the toilet or to eat,” she said.She urged the gaming firms to introduce alerts into the games and labels telling players to take breaks at least every 90 minutes.“There is increasing risk from DVT when you have 30% of the British population officially obese and people leading more sedentary lives. We estimate 1 in 1000 people will have a DVT,” said Professor Hunt, a consultant and professor of thrombosis and haemostasis.Dr Jo Twist, chief executive of UKIE, the gaming industry’s trade body, said there was no conclusive evidence to link video games directly to DVT but added: “We encourage all games players to take regular breaks of roughly five minutes for every hour of play and there are parental controls on all consoles that can set restrictions on the amount of time spent playing games. We promote this and other safe and sensible gaming advice wherever we can.” Computer gamers as young as 12 have suffered potentially-deadly deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after becoming so absorbed in their games they hardly moved for more than three hours, a new study has revealed.The cases have alarmed medical experts who say its virtually unknown for children so young to suffer DVT.DVT, where blood clots form from lack of movement in the legs, is normally restricted to older patients who have thicker blood, are less active and are more likely to be overweight.It is more commonly associated with long-haul air travel but studies led by the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand has shown increasing incidence from people’s sedentary lifestyles due to computer working, TV and film viewing and gaming.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––The 12-year-old had played for four hours with his legs in a kneeling position when he suffered a blood clot. Like other cases including a 15-year-old, he was young, healthy and with no other known risk factors. read more

Bushfires cause death and devastation in New South Wales

first_imgRESIDENTS FACED SCENES of devastation today after bushfires ravaged communities and destroyed “hundreds” of homes in southeastern Australia, leaving one man dead with dozens of blazes still out of control.Cooler temperatures and a drop in wind offered firefighters some relief after an intense battle on Thursday but nearly 100 fires were still raging across the state of New South Wales.NSW Rural Fire Services commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said the situation was still “very active, very dynamic, very dangerous”.“We are going to… continue to save life and to protect as much property as possible, but at the same time slowly take advantage of the weather conditions,” he said, adding that 91,000 hectares (224,000 acres) had been burnt out so far.Several major blazes fanned by high, erratic winds in unseasonably warm weather ripped through communities in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney on Thursday with whole streets razed.One fatality has been reported so far — a 63-year-old man who died from a heart attack as he defended his home on the Central Coast, north of Sydney.(Smoke rises from a fire near Springwood, west of Sydney. Pic: AP Photo/New South Wales Rural Fire Service)“That’s the worst that anyone wants to happen and we send our sympathy to his family,” said state Premier Barry O’Farrell, adding that two firefighters were in hospital with one undergoing an operation.The Central Coast blaze was described as “apocalyptic” by residents with at least five historical buildings in the seaside town of Catherine Hill Bay reduced to charred ruins or badly damaged.“It was huge, strong southerly winds and flames as high as trees,” said long-time resident Wayne Demarco.Hundreds of residents spent the night in evacuation centres in the Blue Mountains and awoke on Friday to confront the extent of the disaster.Ron Fuller was one of those who lost his home in Winmalee, a town with a population of about 6,000 located 80 kilometres inland from Sydney.“We’ve had a number of fires through here before but this was an extraordinary fire. The speed was extraordinary, it just raced through this whole area, took out some houses, left other ones standing,” he said.Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said the enormity of the catastrophe was only now being realised.“I think people who lost their homes yesterday are hitting reality today,” he told ABC radio.“You can see the devastation on their faces. It’s very, very difficult.”In a tweet, the Rural Fire Service said crews were assessing the damage across the state street by street.“It appears there may be hundreds of homes destroyed,” the service said.Late Friday, authorities said 81 properties had been destroyed in Winmalee and Springwood blazes, both in the Blue Mountains, and 37 homes damaged but said with just 30 per cent of the fireground assessed, the number will rise.(Nearly a hundred wildfires are burning across Australia’s New South Wales state. Pic: AP Photo/New South Wales Rural Fire Service)Prime Minister Tony Abbott, himself a volunteer firefighter, visited some of the worst-affected areas, warning “there has already been loss of life, and we fear more”.“Australia is a country that is prone to natural disaster but every time it strikes it hurts, and we grieve for those who are now hurting,” he said in authorising disaster recovery payments to help people get back on their feet.O’Farrell praised the response from fire crews, many of whom are local volunteers battling the blazes as their own homes go up in flames.“I think the planning, preparation and response has been some of the best we’ve seen,” he said, calling the fires “some of the worst we have experienced around Sydney in living memory”.“We’re in for a long, tough summer,” he added.Wildfires are common in Australia’s summer months between December and February, and authorities are expecting a rough season this year due to low rainfall in the winter and forecasts of hot, dry weather ahead.© – AFPRead: Cooler weather aids Australia firefighters >Read: Australia lashed by “biblical floods” and bush fires >last_img read more

Man kicked former partner in face and told her that tonight was

first_imgMan kicked former partner in face and told her that ‘tonight was her execution’, court hears Barry O’Donoghue was convicted by a jury of assault causing harm and threat to kill. Apr 5th 2019, 6:08 PM Friday 5 Apr 2019, 6:07 PM Short URL Image: PA Archive/PA Images Image: PA Archive/PA Images Share6 Tweet Email 24,532 Views By Brion Hoban A MAN KICKED his former partner in the face during an attack and told her that “tonight was her execution”, a court has heard.Barry O’Donoghue (38) of Mourne Road, Drimnagh, Dublin, was convicted by a jury at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court of assault causing harm and threat to kill or cause serious harm at his address between October 20 and 21 2016.Garda Keith O’Brien told Ronan Prendergast BL, prosecuting, that on the date in question a confrontation began between O’Donoghue and his former partner in his house.Garda O’Brien said that when the woman tried to open the front door she was knocked to the ground by O’Donoghue and pulled back inside the house. He started to punch her at the bottom of the stairs and shouted that “she was only ever evil to him”.O’Donoghue raised his right foot and kicked her in the face with full force. He brought her into the kitchen and continued to hit her there.Garda O’Brien said O’Donoghue told her he had been planning the attack and that she was going to die. He said that “tonight was her execution” and asked if she would like to be shot.He was holding a bread knife in his hand while making the threats, the court heard. The woman left the house while he was asleep and contacted gardaí.O’Donoghue has no previous convictions and has been in custody since his conviction by a jury on 7 February. He is originally from Carlow.In her victim impact statement, which she read out in court, the woman said she had to have surgery to repair her eye and that she had nerve damage to the left side of her face.She said she did not know how she made it out of that night alive. She said she had a recurring nightmare in which she saw her gravestone with the date 20 October, which then disappears and she hears O’Donoghue’s voice telling her he would bury her where no one would find her.The woman said she feared he would seek revenge due to her reporting what he did to her. After reading a letter of apology written by O’Donoghue, she said: “I don’t buy it.”Breffni Gordon BL, defending, said his client came from an “impeccable background”. He said the court could infer this would be O’Donoghue’s “last offence” due to his age and his lack of any previous convictions.Judge Elma Sheahan remanded O’Donoghue in custody and adjourned the matter for finalisation on 12 April.Comments are off as legal proceedings are ongoing. No Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Le réchauffement climatique oblige les fleurs des montagnes à simplanter plus haut

first_imgLe réchauffement climatique oblige les fleurs des montagnes à s’implanter plus hautUne étude menée par des chercheurs de l’Académie autrichienne des sciences et de l’Université de Vienne révèle que les fleurs de montagne ont tendance à s’étendre vers le haut pour fuir la chaleur et la sécheresse causée par le réchauffement climatique.Le réchauffement climatique touche également l’implantation et la diversité des fleurs de montagnes européennes. Une étude menée par des chercheurs de l’Académie autrichienne des sciences et de l’Université de Vienne démontre que l’augmentation générale des températures et la sécheresse ont tendance à faire migrer les plantes vers le sommet des monts tout en étant responsable de la disparition d’un grand nombre de spécimens. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Pour en arriver à une telles conclusions, les scientifiques ont effectué une cartographie détaillé de toutes les espèces de fleurs poussant sur 66 monts différents, s’étendant du nord de l’Europe à la Méditerranée. Les données récoltées ont ensuite été comparé des inventaires réalisé en 2001 et 2008.Les résultats de l’investigation, parus la semaine dernière dans la revue Science, révèlent “un déclin des variétés de plantes sur les sites méditerranéens” selon Harald Pauli, du Global Observation Research Initiative. Il poursuit : “Les disparitions d’espèces ont été les plus prononcées sur les sommets les moins élevés où les plantes souffrent plus tôt du manque d’eau que sur les montagnes plus élevées qui restent plus longtemps enneigée”.Les chercheurs craignent que cette tendance engendre l’extinction de toute une catégorie de flore unique n’existant nulle part ailleurs sur la Terre.Le 25 avril 2012 à 14:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Jennifer Walters will no longer be SheHulk in new series

first_imgMajor comics crossover events always lead to major changes. One such shift, announced Monday, has one long-time character picking up a new title.Spoilers for the Civil War II event.Jennifer Walters, best known as the feisty and joyful She-Hulk (always a welcome change compared to her more sullen cousin Bruce Banner), will no longer be known as She-Hulk. Rather, she’ll be picking up the Hulk mantle in a new series set to arrive in December.The series, from writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Nico Leon will pick up after Civil War II. For those who missed the huge, somewhat middling crossover event, Walters suffered near-fatal injuries after being hit by one of War Machine’s stray missiles in a battle with Thanos. Besides being in a coma for a major portion of the story, she is also dealing with Bruce’s death, who was shot by Hawkeye in Civil War II #3.According to the A.V. Club, Axel Alonso, Marvel’s editor-in-chief, says the new series will have Walters coming to terms with the death and the psychological and emotional implications of her new role, along with her trying to resume her life.Courtesy MarvelTamaki, who is most known for working on the Eisner Award-winning This One Summer and a run of TMNT comics, said she’s looking forward to tackling the emotional stakes of the series.This is excellent news for the character, who is a standout on her own, but due to her name is most often sidelined compared to her more famous cousin. Plus, the name “She-Hulk” doesn’t inspire originality, instead reminding the reader of the original Hulk rather than the character she’s become since her debut in 1980.Compared to Banner, whose most prominent conflict deals with his internal struggles with his alter ego, Walters has accepted her green form. She’s proud of She-Hulk, and is a hero about self-love and empowerment.We’re still mixed on the idea that Marvel had to kill off Banner in a moment of weakness for both Hawkeye and the other heroes against him, but if anybody is going to replace the green monster we’re glad it’s Walters–another green monster.last_img read more

GPU Holds Media Reform Workshop

first_imgBy: Kebba AF Touray The Gambia Press Union (GPU) in collaboration with the National Endowment for Democracy(NED) and the International Republican Institute (IRI), organized a two-day Media Reform Workshop for National Assembly Members, at a local hotel in Kololi.The aim of the workshop according to the organisers, is to engage Legislators on issues highlighted in GPU’s ‘Common Legal Position Paper’, to ensure the Assembly gives its blessing, when the paper is tabled before them.Lamin Jahateh said the GPU is a Union of Journalists that was formed in 1979, with the objective of protecting and promoting their welfare.“The Mission of the GPU is to safeguard the welfare of media practitioners, while promoting freedom of expression and professionalism in the media”, he said.He said the GPU anticipates the Gambia as an open society, where citizens and non-citizens are empowered with accurate and undiluted information, to be able to make informed choices and decisions on who should represent them and how State activities are executed.He explained that a comprehensive media reform strategy is centered on three areas which include policy and legal reform, under which they hired a lawyer to make a comprehensive study of all media related Laws in the country; that the lawyer presented ‘The Common Legal Position Paper’, with the view of making recommendations, in line with International standards.“Access to information might be championed by the media, but it is there to assure the people with a transparent and accountable leadership, which benefits not only the media, but the entire country”, said Jahateh.Ms. Rubina, the IRI Resident Country Director, said IRI is a non-partisan organization and is in The Gambia at the invitation of the United State Agency for International Development (USAID), who is also their sponsor; that their objective of funding the workshop is to support the National Assembly (NA) play its rightful role effectively, in order to facilitate the reform agenda of the current Government.She disclosed the continuous support of IRI to the National Assembly and Support Groups that are working on the different kind of reforms that will require legislation, policy review or amendments that the NA should play during the democratic transition.Hon. Bakary Camara who spoke on behalf of the Speaker of the NA, said the Gambian media has undoubtedly evolved and has become a more active player since the advent of the new Government.“This is part of Government’s growing interest in entrenching democracy and good Governance. The role of a free but responsible media, is indeed not only critical but also indispensable in emerging democracies like ours”, he said.He averred that the right of the media to objectively express constructive opinion, as well as report accurately, must be guaranteed and no legislation should be enacted by the National Assembly which impinges on that right.Information Minister Demba Ali Jawo, said Freedom of Expression should not be regarded as the ‘freedom of journalists, proprietors and editors, but as the embodiment of the public’s right to know and participate in the free flow of information.“The media is at the cutting edge of civic engagement and as such, the National Assembly in partnership with the executive, have the responsibility to remove legal and institutional obstacles and other measures, to develop a fully informed society, to allow for free and responsible media. As such therefore, protecting the media is a necessary adjunct to democracy and good Governance”, he said.He said the National Assembly would not only proactively support the Media Law Reforms , but would also go the extra mile to help preserve the independence of journalists, support MOICI’s proposal to strengthen the GRTS in playing a more effective role as the “Public Broadcaster”, be independent and impartial, provide more training opportunities and information for journalists on National Assembly practices and procedures, and provide the media with full access to basic information and documents, produced by the National Assembly.last_img read more

Copa America 2019 Brazil vs Peru Preview TV listings and how to

first_imgBrazilian team in a file photoFRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty ImagesFive-time World Cup champions Brazil will take the field on June 22 against Peru for their third and final Group-A match of the 2019 Copa America in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A Neymar-less Brazil played out a goalless draw against Venezuela at Salvador. Though their performance was not praise-worthy, three of their goals were dismissed and two of the decisions were taken by the VAR. The Selecao had to face the wrath of the home fans who were booing at the end of the match.Brazil started this Copa America suffering a major setback as their star striker Neymar Jr was ruled out of the tournament just before the oldest continental competition started. Their performance was not up to the standards in the first match, still they won 3-0, with goals from Philippe Coutinho and Everton Suarez. But in the second group fixture, they could break the deadlock. Brazil played the whole match having an upper hand on Venezuela with almost 70 per cent possession but they could not break through the gritty Venezuelan defence. The Yellow and Green brigade’s coach Tite needs to rethink about his strategy and take the match against Peru seriously. Though they have almost confirmed a birth in the knockout stages, still they will want to qualify as the group leader. Gabriel Jesus may get a start in this match in place of Roberto Firmino.On the other hand, Peru played out a goalless draw against Venezuela as they failed to break the deadlock even having a 10-man Venezuela team against them for the last 15 minutes. They defeated Bolivia quite convincingly in their second fixture of the group stage with goals from Paulo Guerrero, Jefferson Farfan, Edison Flores. The Peruvian side will like to upset the hosts and qualify as the group leader. Neymar out of the Copa America due to injury.EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty ImagesThe other match of the day is between Venezuela and Bolivia. After holding the Selecao for a goalless draw in Salvador they will pray that there is a winner in the Brazil-Peru match so that if they win they will qualify for the next stage of the tournament. Bolivia are out of the running so the Vinotinto will have the upper hand in the match.The Brazil-Peru match will start at 4 PM on June 22, according to local time and 12.30 AM, June 23, according to IST. The Venezuela-Bolivia match will start at 4 PM on June 22 according to local time and 12.30 AM, June 23 according to IST.Global TV listings and Live streamTelemundo: USAPremier Sports 1: UKStream: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, ESPN+, Premier PlayerHow to watch in IndiaThere has been a huge disappointment for Indian football fans as the tournament will not be telecast in the country. Fans can watch the live stream by using free VPN services and download apk’s like Navixsport. The application cannot be downloaded from any play store but it is available online for free. It can be downloaded by simply searching on Google. Two search results will come, one for Android and another for iOS. The viewers have to go inside the website according to their requirements, click on free download and enjoy the match.last_img read more

India grants Pfizer patent on pneumonia vaccine in blow to aid group

first_imgIndia grants Pfizer patent on pneumonia vaccineReutersIndia has granted Pfizer Inc a patent for its powerful pneumonia vaccine Prevenar 13, in a blow to some health groups that said this would put the treatment out of reach of thousands in poorer nations.The decision by India’s patent office bars other companies from making cheaper copies of the vaccine and allows Pfizer to exclusively sell it in India until 2026.It’s a big victory for the U.S. drugmaker in a market that has the world’s largest number of pneumonia cases, a lung disease that kills nearly a million children a year globally.The decision also has international implications, as several poorer nations rely on India’s robust drugs industry to supply cheaper copies of medicines and vaccines.It also comes at a time of ongoing U.S. pressure on India to tighten its patent laws. The United States Trade Representative expressed concerns about India’s intellectual property laws in a report in June, and listed it among countries whose IP laws unfairly favour local companies.Pfizer’s vaccine protects children and adults from 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria, and a full vaccination course costs about $170 on India’s private market.India started giving out the vaccine for free under its national immunisation program earlier this year, but the rollout like that of most vaccines in the program, is in phases, so only about 2.1 million of the 25 million eligible people in the country will get it this year.The patent grant means Indian companies won’t be able to make the vaccine for domestic use, or exports.”Manufacturers will have to find new routes to develop a non-infringing (pneumonia) vaccine, which may delay the availability of competing products in the pipeline from Indian producers,” the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said in a statement. ( filed an objection to Pfizer’s patent request last year on the grounds that a patent would deprive many developing nations of cheaper copies. ( least one Indian company, Panacea Biotec Ltd, is developing a cheaper form of the vaccine, and had also filed an opposition to Pfizer’s patent request last year.A source familiar with the matter said Panacea is considering filing a post-grant opposition. Separately, MSF said it was reviewing its legal options in the matter.Pfizer’s patent on the same vaccine was revoked by the European Patent Office last year, and is being challenged in South Korea and the United States, MSF said.The pharmaceutical giant has made the vaccine available at discounted prices under the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) – an international public-private partnership to improve access to vaccines in the world’s poorest countries. More than 50 countries are eligible to procure the vaccine through GAVI, according to the organization’s website.Following criticism over the high price of Prevenar 13, Pfizer reduced the vaccine price to non-governmental organisations last November, seeking to protect vulnerable people from illness in humanitarian crises.Pfizer welcomed the granting of the patent, saying Prevenar 13 took two-and-a-half years to produce, and was launched in India in 2010.”Pfizer remains committed towards further enhancing access of this vaccine in India, both in the market as well as through partnership with the Government to expand introduction in the public program,” a spokeswoman in India said.last_img read more

NEW EVIDENCE in DB Cooper case Elements found on clipon necktie suggest

first_imgThe D.B. Cooper skyjacking mystery is one of the greatest unsolved crimes of the 20th century. A group of scientists have just found evidence that dramatically narrows the pool of potential suspects in the case.For those unfamiliar with the case, in November of 1971, a man disguised as an unsuspecting business traveler hijacked a Northwest Orient Boeing 727 from Portland to Seattle with a fake bomb, and parachuted out of the back of the plane with $200,000 in ransom money. His false name supplied on the flight manifest was “Dan Cooper.” He’s never been seen or heard from since. The most enduring image of Cooper is from the now infamous FBI sketches.While traces of the ransom money have been discovered in past years, no substantive leads as to the identity of Cooper have developed beyond speculation and educated guessing. Some say the located ransom money suggests he died in his leap from the plane. Others believe Cooper survived the leap.Per a report by Seattle based King-5 NBC, a team of scientists that were permitted to examine a J.C. Penny clip on neck-tie that Cooper left behind on the plane have found scientific evidence that drastically reduces the pool of potential suspects, and may give hope to discovering the real identity of Cooper. In their inspection of the tie with an electron microscope, the scientists found traces of rare earth elements only used in the production of Boeing’s supersonic transport plane of the era. They contend Cooper could have only encountered the elements if he was present at a Boeing manufacturing facility during its production.The conclusion is that Cooper was a Boeing employee or contractor, and the scientists further believe that he was likely an engineer or administrator in a Boeing plant, not a machinist or laborer.To some, this may not sound like a big deal, but for DB Cooper nerds – like us – it’s a pretty damn big deal.In an investigation that has seen nothing but dead ends over the course of 40 plus years, the drastic narrowing of the potential Cooper suspects to Boeing administrators or engineers who were at manufacturing plants during the limited amount of time that a particular model aircraft was being fabricated – circa 1971 – is a finite list of people.Maybe one of them stopped showing up for work around the time of the hijacking. He was likely either rich or dead.Here’s the news report from NBC King-5: Check out more from The Herd Now.center_img Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgLast year I had a good time comparing Sony’s DPT-RP1 with the home-grown reMarkable. They both had their strengths and weaknesses, and one of the Sony’s was that the thing was just plain big. They’ve remedied that with a much smaller sibling, the DPT-CP1, and it’s just as useful as I expected. Which is to say: in a very specific way.Sony’s e-paper tablets are single-minded little gadgets: all they do is let you read and lightly mark up PDFs. If that sounds a mite too limited to you, you’re not the target demographic. But lots of people — including me — have to wade through tons of PDFs and it’s a pain to do so on a desktop or laptop. Who wants to read  Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox by hitting the down arrow 500 times?For legal documents and scientific journal articles, which I read a lot of, a big e-paper tablet is fantastic. But the truth is that the RP1, with its 13.3″ screen, was simply too big to carry around most of the time. The device is quite light, but took up too much space. So I was excited to check out the CP1, which really is just a smaller version of the same thing.To be honest, there’s not much I can add to my original review of the RP1: it handles PDFs easily, and now with improved page jumping and tagging, it’s easier to navigate them. And using the stylus, you can make some limited markup — but don’t try to do much more than mark a passage with an “OK” or a little star (one of several symbols the device recognizes and tracks the location of).It’s incredibly light and thin, and feels flexible and durable as well — not a fragile device at all. Its design is understated and functional.Writing isn’t the Sony tablets’ strong suit — that would be the reMarkable’s territory. While looping out a circle or striking through a passage is just fine, handwritten notes are a pain. The resolution, accuracy and latency of the writing implement are as far as I can tell exactly as they were on the larger Sony tablet, which makes sense — the CP1 basically is a cutout of the same display and guts.PDFs display nicely, and the grid pattern on the screen isn’t noticeable for the most part. Contrast isn’t as good as the latest Kindles or Kobos (shots in the gallery above aren’t really flattering, since they’re so close up, but you get the idea), but it’s more than adequate and it beats reading a big PDF on a small screen like those on your laptop’s LCD. Battery life is excellent — it’ll go through hundreds of pages on a charge.A new mobile app supposedly makes transferring documents to the CP1 easy, but in reality I never found a reason to use it. I so rarely download PDFs — the only format the tablet reads — on my phone or tablet that it just didn’t make sense for me. Perhaps I could swap a few over that are already on my iPad, but it just didn’t strike me as particularly practical except perhaps in a few situations where my computer isn’t available. But that’s just me — people who work more from their phones might find this much more useful.Mainly I just enjoyed how light and simple the thing is. There’s almost no menu system to speak of and the few functions you can do (zooming in and such) are totally straightforward. Whenever I got a big document, like today’s FCC OIG report, or a set of upcoming scientific papers, my first thought was, “I’ll stick these on the Sony and read them on the couch.”Although I value its simplicity, it really could use a bit more functionality. A note-taking app that works with a Bluetooth keyboard, for instance, or synchronizing with your Simplenote or Pocket account. The reMarkable is still limited as well, but its excellent stylus (suitable for sketching) and cloud service help justify the price.I have to send this thing back now, which is a shame because it’s definitely a handy device. Of course, the $600 price tag makes it rather a niche one as well — but perhaps it’s the kind of thing that fills out the budget of an IT upgrade or grant proposal.last_img read more

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first_img 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 News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… 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 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 News | July 02, 2012 Six-minute Walk Stress Echo is Practical, Cost-effective to Evaluate Patients With Connective Tissue Disease Related Content 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 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. 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 July 2, 2012 — Researchers have announced the results of a study that shows the utility of a six minute walk stress echocardiogram for the early detection of exercise-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension (EIPAH) in patients with connective tissue disease (CTD). Earlier treatment of these patients may improve the prognosis for CTD, as those who develop EIPAH may be at risk for resting pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in the future.A poster based on the study will be presented on Sunday, July 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the exhibit and poster hall during the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions. Investigators will be available in the hall from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. The ASE Scientific Sessions will be held from June 27 to July 3, 2012, at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, MD.“Doppler echocardiography is currently the recommended screening modality to diagnose PAH; however, in about two-thirds of cases, the pulmonary vascular bed had been already impaired in patients diagnosed to have PAH at rest. To diagnose PAH earlier, it is helpful to detect exercise-induced PAH (EIPAH) by stress echocardiography. Our study shows the efficacy of 6-minute walk stress echocardiography for this purpose. In our study, we were able to detect EIPAH in CTD patients who did not have PAH when at rest. Six-minute walk stress echocardiography is an easy, inexpensive and useful tool for detecting EIPAH, which could be very early-stage PAH,” said primary investigator Junko Hotchi.Hirotsugu Yamada, Susumu Nishio, Noriko Tomita, Shuji Hayashi, Mika Bando, Rina Tamai, Maya Nakagawa, Daichi Hirota, Yukina Hirata, Kozue Ogasawara, Sachiko Bando, Takayuki Ise, Toshiyuki Niki, Koji Yamaguchi, Yoshio Taketani, Takashi Iwase, Takeshi Soeki, Tetsuzo Wakatsuki, and Masataka Sata, all of Tokushima University Hospital, Tokushima, Japan, and Kenya Kusunose of the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, were also part of the team that conducted the study, which found EIPAH in 29 out of a 109 patient study group.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more last_img read more

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first_imgFeature | October 10, 2014 Global medtech industry needs to better differentiate products or face commoditization Survey shows that while revenues stayed up, physician influence on purchasing decisions is declining Feature | Radiology Business | July 18, 2019 | By Stefanie Manack and Judy Zakutny Finding A Common Data Language for Radiology Approximately 30 percent of a hospital or health system’s profit comes from imaging according, to… read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more October 10, 2014 — Despite ongoing commercial challenges in 2013, the global medtech industry’s financial performance held steady at the relatively low levels of growth that have become common in recent years. But even as the industry grapples with these market and regulatory pressures, it faces a potential growing challenge: the threat of commoditization, according to new findings outlined in EY’s annual medical technology report, Pulse of the industry: differentiating differently, released today. To understand how commoditization is playing out now and in the future, EY surveyed US and European health care buyers for the report in four major medtech markets: the US, the UK, Germany and Spain. Results from this latest survey, which interviewed 162 respondents, indicate that many medtech products could be judged primarily on price unless they are better able to demonstrate their ability to improve outcomes and/or lower health care costs.   Glen Giovannetti, EY’s global life sciences leader, says: “As purchasing decisions become increasingly centralized and influence shifts from physicians to hospital administrators and managers, the historical value drivers for purchasing a device — brand, quality, and design — will lessen, leaving price as a main consideration. To achieve meaningful differentiation for their offerings, firms will need to design and market their products in ways that demonstrably improve patient outcomes while also lowering costs.” This year’s report also discusses annual financial performance, financing, and deal making trends and their potential impact on medtech business models, including reducing the challenge of commoditization.     A Changing Customer Base and Evolving PrioritiesRespondents of the latest survey highlight overwhelmingly that price remains the top factor in medical technology purchasing decisions, with 77 percent selecting it as a top concern today and in the near future. However, over the next three years, respondents expect simple cost-cutting measures to become relatively less important, and instead anticipate healthcare reform initiatives focused on value and outcomes to become more important. Among six pressure points provided to respondents, such value and outcomes measures saw the largest percentage increase, jumping 13 percent between today and three years from now.   Meanwhile, practicing physicians are expected to become significantly less influential when it comes to purchasing decisions over the next three years, on par with other functions such as finance and procurement departments. When asked to select the three most important factors in medical device purchasing decisions today compared to three years from now, the percentage of respondents who selected “Physician preference for a specific device” dropped from 55 percent today to 27 percent in the future, while “User-friendly design” dropped from 32 percent to 22 percent.   Conversely, measures that target value and outcomes will become significantly more important influencers of purchasing decisions. “Data demonstrating clinical outcomes” was selected as a top purchasing decision factor by 51 percent of respondents today and by 62 percent in three years’ time. Risk-sharing agreements jumped from 6 percent to 25 percent over the three-year period. Financial Performance: Holding Steady  Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Key financial results highlighted in the report include: Revenue ticks up: Revenue for public medtech companies in the U.S. and Europe totaled $336.2 billion in 2013, a 4 percent increase from the prior year, yet still well below pre-crisis growth rates;IPOs soar: The industry experienced one of its strongest IPO windows in recent years during the 12-month period ending June 2014. A total of 31 companies went public in the U.S. and Europe during this time, raising a total of $1.5 billion, a 600 percent increase from the previous time period;Financing remains strong: Medtechs raised $27.3 billion between July 2013 and June 2014, with 71 percent of the annual financing coming from debt transactions. While this is a 14 percent decrease from the prior year, it nevertheless represented the second-highest capital raise since 2008. U.S.-based companies raised the lion’s share of the total financing, which equaled $22.2 billion. Venture investment held steady at $4.4 billion compared to $4.2 billion during the same period the prior year, thanks partly to increased investment from corporate VCs and strategic investors;Deal activity heats up: For the 12-month period ending June 2014, the total value of M&A for U.S. and European medtechs jumped 135 percent to $85.6 billion. Excluding “megadeals,” defined as transactions greater than $10 billion, M&A for this time period still increased 28 percent to $29.3 billion. Medtechs were most interested in acquisitions that increased their scope in a disease area or geography, especially emerging markets; andCash returned to shareholders: Medtech companies returned 57 percent of their net cash generated through their operations to shareholders, totaling $16.7 billion, a 7 percent increase over 2012.Patrick Flochel, EY’s European life sciences leader and global pharmaceutical sector leader, says: “While the medtech industry continues to demonstrate resilience, our findings offer further evidence that the traditional rules of competition are becoming less relevant, requiring companies to implement new strategies to achieve sustainable success. While each organization’s chosen strategy will differ, every company must find new ways to demonstrate that its products help providers achieve top-quality care metrics and build market share while also taking costs out of the system.”   For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 22, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Payment Models Seek Traction in Transition from Volume Efforts to reform healthcare are booming, b read more News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more John Carrino, M.D., M.Ph., presents “Challenges and Opportunities for Radiology to Prove Value in Alternative Payment Models” at AHRA 2019. Photo by Greg Freiherr Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. last_img read more

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