NAFTA talks make headway but US rejects Canadian auto proposal as poison

Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press MONTREAL — The NAFTA train remains on track — for now.The U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer says enough progress has been made over the past week to warrant moving forward with a fresh round of talks in Mexico, but he’s also making it clear that more work needs to be done in the coming weeks.Lighthizer is unsatisfied with Canadian proposals aimed at breaking a logjam on autos, and levelled multiple complaints about Canadian behaviour, including a wide-ranging complaint to the World Trade Organization he described as a “massive attack” on the American trading system.On balance, he sounded like a man willing to give NAFTA a chance.Bits and bytes, not cars and cows, should be front of mind for NAFTA negotiatorsCN downplays exposure risks in event of NAFTA collapse“Some real headway was made here,” Lighthizer said after a week-long round of talks concluded Monday.“The United States views NAFTA as a very important agreement. We’re committed to moving forward. I am hopeful progress will accelerate soon. We’ll work very hard between now and the beginning of the next round — and we hope for major breakthroughs in that period. We will engage both Mexico and Canada urgently, and we will go where these negotiations take us.”Lighthizer’s long-awaited verdict on the sixth round of marathon talks in Montreal came at a public event alongside Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Ildefonso Guajardo of Mexico. The three held a series of face-to-face bilateral meetings before their final closed-door, three-way huddle.It was the first such group appearance since the trio’s memorably tense encounter in the fall.We’ll work very hard between now and the beginning of the next round — and we hope for major breakthroughs in that periodRobert Lighthizer With just eight weeks left in the current schedule of talks — and with U.S. President Donald Trump frequently threatening to blow up the deal — all eyes were indeed on Lighthizer.One prominent stakeholder described Lighthizer’s remarks as purely tactical.“I think he’s a good negotiator,” said Flavio Volpe of the Canadian Auto Parts Manufacturers Association.“I don’t really take a lot of the stuff at face value. But it’s important for us to understand the sentiment. And the sentiment is, ’We’re not satisfied, we’re not going to put our guard down, and we’ll see you in four weeks.”’Dave Reichert, an American lawmaker who spoke with Lighthizer, said he sounded hopeful. But Reichert warned not to expect too much enthusiasm given the U.S. trade representative’s famously gruff style.Important decisions about NAFTA’s future are now in the hands of Trump’s administration. American negotiators passed the baton on Sunday to political decision-makers how to major discussions about autos, dispute resolution and a five-year review clause.The Montreal round represented a new phase for the negotiations.It included a first significant back-and-forth dialogue on autos and other major sticking points. Sources say there were three hours of talks over two days about the autos proposal.Earlier rounds had effectively hit a roadblock because of scant engagement on the most serious files. After the U.S. made proposals that shocked Canada and Mexico, they responded by insulting the U.S. ideas and even devoted one round to describing reasons why the American proposal on cars was so impractical. Numerous participants in the Montreal round were sounding cautiously optimistic in the lead-up to Monday’s closing statements, calling the latest talks less negative and more constructive than recent ones, with the first true dialogue on serious sticking points — autos, dispute resolution and a five-year review clause in particular.But Lighthizer sounded multiple alarm bells.He panned Canada’s proposal on autos, saying it would do the reverse of what was intended, and would lead to more Asian content in North America. He called a Canadian proposal on services trade a poison pill, blasted Canada’s international trade complaint, and demanded a rebalancing of the trade deficit in goods.Freeland and Lighthizer went to great lengths to dispel the notion that the two don’t actually like each other, an impression created by frosty body language and rhetoric that last time the two shared the NAFTA stage last fall.Lighthizer offered smiles and fond memories of vacationing in the Montreal area with his family in the past. Freeland was asked whether her relations with her U.S. counterpart might derail the talks and offered a one-word reply: “No.”“Without being overly optimistic, I am heartened by the progress,” Freeland said, citing the closing of an anti-corruption chapter and other constructive conversations.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to the media Monday. read more

Beruwala PS member several others arrested

A female member of the Beruwala Pradeshiya Sabha and several others have been arrested for operating a gambling center.The Police said that among those arrested are nine women and three men. They had been arrested for operating a gambling center at the residence of the Beruwala Pradeshiya Sabha member.

Integrity commissioner takes council to task

Norfolk County’s integrity commissioner has more to say about Mayor Kristal Chopp’s report-ripping incident at Norfolk council earlier this year.In a second supplementary report filed Thursday, Toronto lawyer John Mascarin takes council to task for acting “as an enabler” of the mayor’s behaviour.Mascarin re-iterates his contention that Chopp’s apology for publicly scolding a senior planner at council Jan. 8 was inadequate. Chopp’s criticism of a staff report on the advisability of backyard chickens in urban areas included a dramatic tearing of the report into two pieces.Planner Mat Vaughan was at the podium when this occurred. The incident was live-streamed, televised and reported on extensively in the local media.Mascarin’s latest report focuses on council’s subsequent actions.Mascarin rejected Chopp’s Facebook apology for her behavior as inadequate but council over-ruled him. Council not only accepted the apology June 11, it reimbursed the mayor June 18 for the two weeks’ salary Mascarin docked as punishment.“Coun. (Ian) Rabbitts spoke at the (June 11) meeting about this matter `distracting from the business of council’ and that `council needs to get on with the business of governing Norfolk County.’” Mascarin says in this week’s report.“Good governance does not just entail providing the residents and businesses of Norfolk County with service at the lowest cost. It also requires that its local elected representatives act with an adherence to its stated ethical principles and values as set out in its code (of conduct) and other policies and guidelines.“Wilful blindness is not an option when dealing with matters of integrity. Council’s fiduciary duty to the residents of the county does not relate exclusively to fiscal responsibility. It also demands a strict adherence to matters of integrity.”In a 6-1 vote, council accepted the apology Mascarin rejected. The same resolution also said “that no further action be taken.”Mascarin rejects the latter because, he says, council cannot tell an “independent” integrity commissioner what to do. Mascarin also criticized the modifications council made to its code-of-conduct in response to the Chopp incident as self-serving.At its June 11 meeting, council amended its code to give it final say on the recommendations of the integrity commissioner. As well, council ruled that any council member who is the subject of an integrity complaint is entitled to know the identity of their accuser.“It would be too convenient for council to simply instruct the integrity commissioner to stand down when it determines that the integrity commissioner’s findings and determinations are not to its liking because it castigates political allies or simply because the investigation becomes ‘too costly’ or `too distracting,’” Mascarin says.“To the extent that council’s resolution to `take no further action’ was directed to the integrity commissioner, it is invalid.“To be clear, council has the authority to make amendments to its code and it does not have to follow any recommendations made by the integrity commissioner. However, the timing and haste of the two recent amendments cannot be viewed as anything other than an attempt to immunize the members of council from challenge via complaints under the code.“Council has made its decision with respect to Mayor Chopp’s contraventions of the code. Rather than seeking to deter inappropriate behaviour on the part of one of its members, council has decided to act as an enabler. This matter is now concluded.”Coun. Chris Van Paassen moved that Chopp be reimbursed for lost salary at the June 18 meeting and is mentioned in Mascarin’s latest report by name. Friday, VanPaassen thanked the integrity commissioner for the time he has devoted to this matter and is pleased that Mascarin too has moved on.“I have read the supplementary report and appreciate the level of detail he (Mascarin) again provides council to help guide us in future deliberations,” Van Paassen said in an email.“At our council meeting in June, my opinion was that since it was council that had asked for the apology, it was up to council to decide if the mayor’s apology met the standard required under the Apology Act.“Council did accept that the mayor had met that standard and passed a motion to that effect and — in my mind — the matter was closed. I am glad to see that the integrity commissioner also agrees that this matter is concluded and council can now focus on other pressing issues.”Port Rowan Coun. Tom Masschaele seconded VanPaassen’s motion. Saturday, Masschaele said he has no regrets and that there is wide-spread public support for how council handled this matter.“I received numerous emails in support of council’s decision,” Masschaele said. “In those correspondences the matter of letting council get on with its work was highly expressed.”In an email Friday, Mascarin said he has waited this long to respond to council’s actions because a supplemental report in the middle of summer when council is not in session could easily have fallen through the cracks. Mascarin added that resigning in protest over council’s actions is not on the table.“I have not considered resigning at all,” he said. “This council appointed me to a defined term and I believe I would be abdicating my responsibilities to step down from the position simply because certain members and — to a degree — the council as a whole are behaving in a manner that any reasonable person would consider unsuitable from an ethical perspective.“One of my statutory functions as an integrity commissioner is to educate members on matters of integrity. I do hope to be able to do so through my reports and to continue to shine a light on behaviour that council itself has set out in its own code of conduct as being inappropriate.”Former Simcoe Coun. Peter Black was one of two complainants to Mascarin about the report-ripping incident. He’s not surprised Mascarin has followed up with a report castigating council for its handling of the matter.“I know the integrity commissioner is extremely frustrated with this mayor and council for their clear lack of understanding of the word `integrity’,” Black said in an email Friday.“I am sure he feels this council has all but abdicated its ethical responsibilities. This may be why he has waited so long — to let the dust settle and see if cooler, calmer heads prevailed to correct this wrong. He has given them plenty of time.”Mayor Chopp did not respond to an email request for comment Friday. At the meeting where council voted to reimburse her for lost wages, Chopp declared a pecuniary interest and vacated the council chamber.Simcoe Coun. Ian Rabbitts also did not respond to a request for comment.Recent provincial legislation requires all municipalities to retain the services of an independent integrity commissioner.

Church of England split over US plan to remove husband and wife

The vote prompted the Archbishop of Canterbury to say that a “radical new Christian inclusion in the Church” was required. Jayne Ozanne, a campaigners for LGBT rights in the church, said: “We are unsure by whose authority the original letter from Nye was sent, given that it was not discussed by the Archbishops’ Council.”It would be strange if it were sent with the knowledge and support of the Archbishops given their firm commitment to ‘radical Christian inclusion’ and their understanding of the need to be pastorally sensitive to the LGBT community, neither of which area mentioned in the letter. “What I find even more perplexing is that it does not reflect the level of dissent shown by recent decisions taken by the General Synod.”A spokesperson for the Church of England said: “The request was addressed to the Secretary General, as Provincial Secretary of the Church of England, who then consulted both Archbishops. The Episcopal Church asked other members of the worldwide Anglican Communion to respond to the new liturgy, prompting Mr Nye’s letter. He said using the new service as standard would lead to a growing “pressure to dissociate” the Church of England from the US church as conservative members see any move at all in that direction as “completely unacceptable”.  He urged the church to consider keeping the new service on “trial status” indefinitely to avoid “irrevocably redefining marriage”, adding that the new rites “constitute a clear divergence from the understanding of marriage held throughout the history of the Christian Church”. However, in a letter published on Sunday evening addressed to the US church, liberal members of the Church of England said they were “grateful” for the move. They thanked TEC for recognising “a gender-neutral approach will enable us to become a loving and inclusive Church for all”. “We still have a few problems to sort out over here with those who keep threatening to leave, but we know that your actions have given great hope to thousands and shown that the Church is not as homophobic as it can sometimes appear,” the letter added. Campaigners also cited a 2016 survey which found that 45 per cent of British Anglicans said same-sex marriage was right, compared to 37 per cent who said it was wrong.  “It was concluded that as there was not time for full consultation of the House of Bishops – which meets only twice a year – a reply should be sent at staff level. “Church House staff therefore produced a reply, in consultation with the Archbishops and the Bishop of Coventry, the chairman of the Faith and Order Commission.“Mr Nye replied as Provincial Secretary.” 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. The Church of England has been embroiled in controversy over same-sex marriage and the status of gay people in the Church.Last year members of its general synod voted not to “take note” of a report by bishops which encouraged “welcome and support” for LGBT people but stopped short of allowing marriage or blessings for same-sex couples.  The Church of England is split over US plans to remove “husband and wife” from the marriage service. Plans by The Episcopal Church (TEC) to change its marriage service to a gay-friendly version which also removes mention of the word “procreation” were criticised in a letter from the Church of England’s Secretary General William Nye last October. But the proposals have received support from elsewhere in the English church, with more than 300 members including Alan Wilson, the bishop of Buckingham, signing an open letter distancing themselves from Mr Nye’s statements. His letter, which emerged earlier this month, threatened to cut ties with the US church, which is a fellow member of the worldwide Anglican Communion, if it introduces the new service as standard, replacing the current wording in its Book of Common Prayer. The new service removes the phrase “the union of husband and wife” and replaces it with “the union of two people”, and replaces the section which talks about part of God’s intention for marriage being “for the procreation of children” with the phrase “for the gift of children” to make it more relevant for same-sex couples who may wish to adopt. Couples can still use the words “husband” and “wife” when making their vows, though the gender-neutral “spouse” is also an option.  read more

12 foolproof ways to ask someone on a date

first_img Source: Pinterest9. Show them that you’ve been creeping through their phone Source: Pinterest10. Again with the food, always a winner Source: BRIZZLE11. Snapchat? Food? Puns?Skip the date, just marry us.12. Don’t say it, show it. With EmojisThis modern love. Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet WE KNOW. WHATEVER happened to just calling someone up and asking them to the cinema?It’s just not good enough any more, that’s what. Here’s what you should be doing these days to woo your other half.1. Bookmark their soppy John Green book Source: k-auhale2. Personalise their Pokemon Red Source: Charlihoney3. Pass them a well thought-out letter Source: the-flaws-inour-stars4. Be ridiculous on Instagram Source: Tumblr5. The classic note, made foolproof Source: Tumblr6. Anyone can be won over with pizza Source: justicelery7. ANYONE Source: Pinterest8. Some food isn’t so effectiveGroan.center_img On the other hand…We may not have a Prom, and should probably be thankful the ever-approaching Debs agreement is usually a mutual nod.Imagine coming home to this? Source: Bailey MccabeThe blatant terror of this? Source: Serena AbleOK, we’re done here Source: Sandy Meadows8 reasons why Irish people are hopeless at dating>8 ways you tried to tell someone you fancied them>last_img read more

Plans for Trump wall along Clare coast withdrawn but a new one

first_img Tuesday 6 Dec 2016, 4:54 PM http://jrnl.ie/3123564 By Gráinne Ní Aodha Short URL Plans for Trump wall along Clare coast withdrawn – but a new one is on the way Trump’s firm applied in May of this year for a 2.8km 200,000-tonne rock barrier that would protect the golf course from destruction by sea waves. 16,747 Views 47 Comments Image: Niall Carson Dec 6th 2016, 4:54 PM Image: Niall Carson Protection would be afforded to the golf course hole numbers 1, 9 and 18. The works would be wholly within lands owned by the golf course. There would be no material effect upon the adjacent SAC areas.The statement says that the new “coastal protection” application will stretch from around 600m to the south and 250m north of the beach.“Metal sheet piles would be inserted into the ground on the golf course. Limestone boulders would be placed at the base of the sheet piles.” DONALD TRUMP’S FIRM has withdrawn plans to build a €10 million rock barrier along his Clare golf course – but will submit a new application for a smaller wall “at the soonest”.TIGL Enterprises Ireland Ltd applied in May of this year for a 2.8km 200,000-tonne rock barrier that would protect the golf course from erosion by sea waves.But the proposed plans have sparked fierce opposition from groups such as An Taisce, Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE), the Save Doughmore Beach Protection Group, surfer groups and over 30 individuals living outside Doonbeg.In a statement released this afternoon, Trump International Golf Links and Hotel said that since 2002, an estimated 15 – 20metres have been eroded from the beach front and the golf course.All efforts to manage the erosion and readjust the golf course have failed, they say.“Consequently, Doonbeg Golf Resort proposes to seek, at the soonest, planning permission from Clare County Council to place coastal protection at a number of locations on the seaward edge of the golf course at Doughmore Bay. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share131 Tweet Email1 Once completed, the works would not be visible to view, being covered by sand and the cobble bank which backs the beach. Access to the beach for all users as exists today will be maintained.The planning authority had requested that the firm submit additional information about the application for it to be considered, and if it wasn’t submitted before 31 December the application would not go ahead. However the old wall application to Clare County Council has been withdrawn, in favour of a new application being submitted shortly.Opposition Source: Niall CarsonAn organisation called Save the Waves, who sponsored a petition that now has more than 100,000 signatures opposed to the original wall, called it a “defining milestone for the campaign”.Director of Programmes Nick Mucha said:“It demonstrates the power of the international community to protect our coasts. Save the Waves and its Irish partners will continue to monitor the new proposals and remain engaged to guide them towards a responsible solution, but today more than 100,000 people can celebrate the fact that the original ill-conceived sea wall proposal has been scrapped.”But there are also locals who approve of the wall being built. John O’Dea, chairman of  Doonbeg Community Development told TheJournal.ie that most of the opposition to the wall came from people who aren’t from Doonbeg – and who probably have never been to the area.“This was something that has been requested for a long time, way before Trump came here. People back him because he’s the one who’s going to make it happen.”Read: How the US president-to-be picked up a Clare golf resort for a songRead: Doonbeg ‘buzzing’ after businessman Donald Trump voted US Presidentlast_img read more

HOPE foundation for Autism Awareness

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Sept 2014 – The HOPE foundation for Autism Awareness this weekend welcomes Michael McGinty for a back to school workshop for teachers. McGinty, with a Master’s in Education is a specialist for detecting and working with autism… among the topics, creating an educational plan, interventions within traditional and special classrooms and instructional accommodations. The workshop is set for the Occasions Ballroom, Airport Hotel this Saturday, from 10am to 2pm. Related Items:HOPE foundation for Autism Awareness, michael mcginty Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Afghan Taliban attack US Consulate 2 Afghans killed

first_imgKABUL — Taliban militants set off two suicide car bombs in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in western Afghanistan this morning, triggering a gunbattle with security forces that left at least two Afghans dead.The U.S. said all its personnel from the consulate in the city of Herat were safe and American forces later moved into the area to secure the site.The attack underscored the perilous security situation in Afghanistan, where U.S.-led troops are reducing their presence ahead of a full withdrawal next year.According to Afghan officials, the attack in Herat started with the Taliban setting off two bombs — one in an SUV and the other in an explosives-laden small van — while militants on foot opened a firefight with Afghan security forces around the compound in the city, 1,000 kilometers (625 miles) from Kabul.It was not entirely clear whether any attackers managed to breach the facility, but at least two Afghans were killed and several were wounded, said an Afghan official. At least seven attackers were killed, including the two drivers of the car bombs.Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi took responsibility for the attack in a phone call with The Associated Press.Around the same time, a suicide bomber detonated his truck full of explosives near government offices in eastern Paktika province after security personnel opened fire at him. At least seven Afghan forces were wounded in the explosion, another Afghan official said.last_img read more

Stuffed cow saves toddler who bounced out of secondfloor window

first_imgEstrada said he’s just thankful his nephew was clutching the cow. 2 year old child from yesterday is doing fine. He was held overnight at MGH for observation. Thankfully the stuffed cow broke his fall. pic.twitter.com/rWclFUey1x— Chief Brian Kyes (@ChiefKyes) June 22, 2017Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. CHELSEA, Mass. (WSVN) – A stuffed cow is being credited with saving a young boy after he tumbled out of a second-floor window Wednesday in Massachusetts.Louis Estrada says his 2-year-old nephew was destined to hit the pavement, but instead, the fluffy, over-sized cow broke his fall.Estrada’s niece and nephew were playing at his home when he suddenly heard screams coming from a bedroom.“The baby, the baby,” Estrada said he heard. “I didn’t even know what was wrong.”After investigating the screams, Estrada discovered that his nephew had bounced out of the window and landed 16-feet below… on top of the cow.The young boy was conscious and alert after the incident and was treated for minor injuries. He was held overnight at Mass General Hospital for evaluation.There was no immediate word on how the child fell from the window. last_img read more

BSE closes points 17835 up on Feb 11

first_imgBSE closes points 178.35 up on Feb 112.2K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 178.35 up on Feb 112.2K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 178.35 points up to stand at 28,533.97. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 61.85 points up to stand at 8,627.40. FORTIS and NCC were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 20.00% and 19.97% along with PIPAVAV DOC and HCC with an increase of 15.96% and 11.74% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include SRF and PMCFIN with a decrease of 5.50% and 4.94% along with SADBHAV ENGINEERING LTD. and MUTHOOT FINANCE LTD. with a decrease of 4.63% and 3.04% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 152.22 points at 19,097.69 while the banking sector is up 225.47 points at 21,689.54 and the reality sector is up 12.80 points at 1,715.53. The Indian currency is up 0.08% at Rs 62.23 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 178.35 points up to stand at 28,533.97. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 61.85 points up to stand at 8,627.40. FORTIS and NCC were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 20.00% and 19.97% along with PIPAVAV DOC and HCC with an increase of 15.96% and 11.74% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include SRF and PMCFIN with a decrease of 5.50% and 4.94% along with SADBHAV ENGINEERING LTD. and MUTHOOT FINANCE LTD. with a decrease of 4.63% and 3.04% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 152.22 points at 19,097.69 while the banking sector is up 225.47 points at 21,689.54 and the reality sector is up 12.80 points at 1,715.53. The Indian currency is up 0.08% at Rs 62.23 per dollar.last_img read more

Karnataka SSLC Results 2019 Amused Twitterati ask how Haasan Ramanagara topped chart

first_img22Kodugu78.8180.68 (18)77.09 (9)78.93 (18)86.90 (18) 7Managaluru86.7385.56 (4)82.39 (2)88.01 (3)89.35 (8) Hassan first in #SSLCResult2019How?????Kids:students and teachers effortsMens:Rohini sinduri mam planLegends: Revanna Anna nimbus effect#SSLC #SSLCResult2019 Hassan from 7th place to 1st place Ramnagar from 17th place to 2nd place. Not only me, everyone are shocked seeing this. Looks Suspicious !! ಏನಲೇ ಪಾ ಇತರಾಗು ಪೋಲಿಟಿಕ್ಸ್?? Karnataka #SSLCResult2019 6Chitradurga87.4680.85 (16)72.64 (19)73.19 (29)85.95 (19) 27Bagalkote75.2872.70 (25)64.53 (33)85.71 (7)77.20 (30) 25Vijayapura77.3683.23 (9)72.23 (20)70.57 (31)75.70 (31) 16Kopal80.4580.43 (19)76.05 (11)75.92 (26)71.91 (33) 33Raichur65.3368.89 (29)69.69 (30)82.19 (11)87.03 (17) 5Udupi87.9788.18 (1)84.23 (1)89.52 (2)93.37 (1) 20Chikkaballapur79.6968.20 (31)70.13 (28)80.92 (14)82.58 (27) RankDistrict20192018201720162015 12Sirsi84.6778.06 (21)80.09 (4)85.24 (9)91.52 (4) 15Chamrajanagar80.5874.46 (24)75.66 (12)75.59 (27)89.04 (11) 4Uttara Kannada88.1288.12 (2)79.82 (5)87.84 (4)92.87 (3) 9Davanagere85.9481.56 (15)75.33 (14)78.43 (19)87.15 (16) Sudeep shetty‏ @sudeeps58085243 34Yadgiri53.9535.54 (34)74.84 (16)68.57 (32)85.06 (22) 18Tumkur79.9282.97 (10)68.15 (32)76.10 (23)88.96 (12) 19Haveri79.7576.76 (23)70.46 (26)74.55 (28)85.59 (21) Rahul‏ @Raul98126235 CM of #Karnataka is from #Hassan, so that district topped the state….!! Currently he is an MLA from #Ramanagara , so that district topped second! Hence, Where there is Kumaranna, that place emerge at the top of table! #hdk #stateresult #SSLCResult2019 #SSLCResults2019 #sslc 2Ramanagara88.4980.78 (17)78.55 (6)81.74 (12)89.62 (7) 14Chikkamagaluru82.7672.47 (26)74.40 (18)86.29 (5)83.91 (26)center_img 24Belagavi77.4384.77 (6)71.20 (25)81.09 (13)87.39 (14) Hassan and Ramanagara dist as toppers. This shows this CM has not even left the education system clean. Corruption in ever corner. Mr CM dont play politics on SSLC Results. Never expected CM can utilize his powers to this level. Shame on u CM 26Bang North76.2177.37 (22)71.44 (24)80.52 (15)84.90 (23) 1Haasan89.3384.68 (7)69.58 (31)75.94 (24)87.21 (15) 32Bang South68.8372.03 (27)69.92 (29)72.80 (30)78.50 (29) Indudhar haleangadi @Amchi_dosth Sunil Bariyanda‏ @Sunil_Bariyanda 31Gadag74.0567.52 (32)75.62 (13)64.09 (33)66.74 (34) 3Bang Rural88.3482.17 (14)77.03 (10)89.63 (1)91.10 (5) 17Mysore80.3282.90 (11)72.03 (21)85.56 (8)89.13 (10) 11Madhugiri84.8185.55 (5)71.84 (22)80.25 (16)88.12 (13) Rahul Bekanalakar‏ @RahulMurgod Hassan 1st.. Ramnagara 2nd something fishy #SSLCResult2019 29Bidar74.9660.71 (33)62.20 (34)75.93 (25)80.24 (28) 21Shivamogga79.1378.75 (20)75.07 (15)77.57 (22)85.71 (20) 23Bellari77.9882.73 (12)74.65 (17)56.68 (34)84.70 (24) 8Kolar86.7183.34 (8)78.51 (7)78.19 (20)89.20 (9) Durga Ramdas Kateel‏ @durgaramdas Karnataka SSLC Result 2019 results declared [Representative Image]NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty ImagesKarnataka SSLC results are out and Haasan and Ramanagar have landed in the first and second places in 2019 district-wise ranking list. Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy hails from Haasan district and was elected as the MLA from Ramanagara constituency. His connection with both the areas has fuelled rumours on social media.Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) had conducted the SSLC (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) examinations in March and April and 8.41 lakh students had appeared for the class 10 exams. On Tuesday, the board declared its results and the total pass percentage stood at 73.70.The pass percentage of the SSLC in 2018 was 71.93. Many people across the state are happy with this increase in class 10 results. But what has surprised some is the top spots in the district-wise rankings of pass percentages.Haasan and Ramanagara, which never made it to the top five ranks, have landed in first and second spots in the district-wise rankings of SSLC results this year. This development has amused some social media users, who feel something fishy about the ranks and CM Kumaraswamy’s link.Some took to Twitter to express their doubts and concerns. Scroll down to read some Twitter comments.Here is the table detailing the SSLC pass percentage and (ranks) of various districts in the last five years.RankRankDistrictDistrict2019201920182018201720172016201620152015Rank1DistrictHaasan201989.33201884.68 (7)201769.58 (31)201675.94 (24)201587.21 (15)Rank2DistrictRamanagara201988.49201880.78 (17)201778.55 (6)201681.74 (12)201589.62 (7)Rank3DistrictBang Rural201988.34201882.17 (14)201777.03 (10)201689.63 (1)201591.10 (5)Rank4DistrictUttara Kannada201988.12201888.12 (2)201779.82 (5)201687.84 (4)201592.87 (3)Rank5DistrictUdupi201987.97201888.18 (1)201784.23 (1)201689.52 (2)201593.37 (1)Rank6DistrictChitradurga201987.46201880.85 (16)201772.64 (19)201673.19 (29)201585.95 (19)Rank7DistrictManagaluru201986.73201885.56 (4)201782.39 (2)201688.01 (3)201589.35 (8)Rank8DistrictKolar201986.71201883.34 (8)201778.51 (7)201678.19 (20)201589.20 (9)Rank9DistrictDavanagere201985.94201881.56 (15)201775.33 (14)201678.43 (19)201587.15 (16)Rank10DistrictMandya201985.65201871.57 (28)201771.73 (23)201677.98 (21)201589.78 (6)Rank11DistrictMadhugiri201984.81201885.55 (5)201771.84 (22)201680.25 (16)201588.12 (13)Rank12DistrictSirsi201984.67201878.06 (21)201780.09 (4)201685.24 (9)201591.52 (4)Rank13DistrictChikkodi201984.09201887.01 (3)201780.47 (3)201686.00 (6)201593.32 (2)Rank14DistrictChikkamagaluru201982.76201872.47 (26)201774.40 (18)201686.29 (5)201583.91 (26)Rank15DistrictChamrajanagar201980.58201874.46 (24)201775.66 (12)201675.59 (27)201589.04 (11)Rank16DistrictKopal201980.45201880.43 (19)201776.05 (11)201675.92 (26)201571.91 (33)Rank17DistrictMysore201980.32201882.90 (11)201772.03 (21)201685.56 (8)201589.13 (10)Rank18DistrictTumkur201979.92201882.97 (10)201768.15 (32)201676.10 (23)201588.96 (12)Rank19DistrictHaveri201979.75201876.76 (23)201770.46 (26)201674.55 (28)201585.59 (21)Rank20DistrictChikkaballapur201979.69201868.20 (31)201770.13 (28)201680.92 (14)201582.58 (27)Rank21DistrictShivamogga201979.13201878.75 (20)201775.07 (15)201677.57 (22)201585.71 (20)Rank22DistrictKodugu201978.81201880.68 (18)201777.09 (9)201678.93 (18)201586.90 (18)Rank23DistrictBellari201977.98201882.73 (12)201774.65 (17)201656.68 (34)201584.70 (24)Rank24DistrictBelagavi201977.43201884.77 (6)201771.20 (25)201681.09 (13)201587.39 (14)Rank25DistrictVijayapura201977.36201883.23 (9)201772.23 (20)201670.57 (31)201575.70 (31)Rank26DistrictBang North201976.21201877.37 (22)201771.44 (24)201680.52 (15)201584.90 (23)Rank27DistrictBagalkote201975.28201872.70 (25)201764.53 (33)201685.71 (7)201577.20 (30)Rank28DistrictDharwad201975.04201882.21 (13)201777.29 (8)201685.71 (10)201584.54 (25)Rank29DistrictBidar201974.96201860.71 (33)201762.20 (34)201675.93 (25)201580.24 (28)Rank30DistrictKalaburgi201974.65201868.65 (30)201770.24 (27)201679.02 (17)201574.97 (32)Rank31DistrictGadag201974.05201867.52 (32)201775.62 (13)201664.09 (33)201566.74 (34)Rank32DistrictBang South201968.83201872.03 (27)201769.92 (29)201672.80 (30)201578.50 (29)Rank33DistrictRaichur201965.33201868.89 (29)201769.69 (30)201682.19 (11)201587.03 (17)Rank34DistrictYadgiri201953.95201835.54 (34)201774.84 (16)201668.57 (32)201585.06 (22) 30Kalaburgi74.6568.65 (30)70.24 (27)79.02 (17)74.97 (32) 10Mandya85.6571.57 (28)71.73 (23)77.98 (21)89.78 (6) 13Chikkodi84.0987.01 (3)80.47 (3)86.00 (6)93.32 (2) 28Dharwad75.0482.21 (13)77.29 (8)85.71 (10)84.54 (25)last_img read more

UN tightens sanctions on North Korea

first_imgSecurity Council members vote on a US-drafted resolution toughening sanctions on North Korea, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Photo: AFPThe UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously backed a US-drafted resolution that significantly strengthened sanctions on North Korea, imposing a ban on exports aimed at depriving Pyongyang of $1 billion in annual revenue.The sweeping measures were the first of that scope to be imposed on North Korea since US President Donald Trump took office and highlighted China’s willingness to punish its Pyongyang ally.The resolution imposed a full ban on exports of coal, iron and iron ore, lead and lead ore as well as fish and seafood by the cash-starved state—stripping North Korea of a third of its export earnings estimated at $3 billion per year.US Ambassador Nikki Haley said the stiffer measures brought the penalty imposed on North Korea for its ballistic missile tests “to a whole new level” and that the council had put leader Kim Jong-Un “on notice.”“This is the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation,” Haley told the council after the vote.“These sanctions will cut deep and in doing so, will give the North Korean leadership a taste of the deprivation they have chosen to inflict on the North Korean people.”The resolution also prevents North Korea from increasing the number of workers it sends abroad whose earnings are another source of revenue for Kim’s regime.It prohibits all new joint ventures with North Korea, bans new investment in the current joint companies and adds nine North Korean officials and four entities including North Korea’s main foreign exchange bank to the UN sanctions blacklist.If fully implemented, the measures would tighten the economic vise around Pyongyang as it seeks to develop its missile and nuclear programs.Trump hailed the unanimous vote in the Security Council, saying the sanctions will have “very big financial impact!”It was “the single largest economic sanctions package ever on North Korea. Over one billion dollars in cost to N.K.,” the US leader said on Twitter.The United States entered into negotiations with China a month ago on the new resolution after Pyongyang launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile on July 4 which was followed by a second test on July 28.But the measure does not provide for cuts to oil deliveries to North Korea as initially proposed by the United States—a move that would have dealt a serious blow to the economy.The new raft of measures are the seventh set of UN sanctions imposed on North Korea since it first carried out a nuclear test in 2006.Sanctions not an endThe United States has put heavy pressure on China, which accounts for 90 percent of trade with North Korea, to enforce the sanctions and the fate of these measures largely hinges on Beijing’s cooperation.China and Russia had resisted the US push, arguing that dialogue with North Korea was the way to persuade Pyongyang to halt its military programs.Chinese Ambassador Liu Jieyi said the resolution “does not intend to cause a negative impact” to North Korea’s people and stressed that it called for a return to talks on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.“The fact that the council adopted this resolution unanimously demonstrates that the international community is united in its position regarding the nuclear issue of the peninsula,” said Liu.Russian Ambassador Vasily Nebenzia stressed that sanctions “cannot be an end in themselves” but rather “a tool for engaging this country in constructive talks.”Backed by Japan, South Korea and its European allies, the United States has maintained that tougher sanctions would put pressure on North Korea to come to the table.As negotiations at the United Nations entered the final stretch earlier this week, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared that Washington was not seeking regime change in North Korea and was willing to talk to Pyongyang.Next stepSpeaking to reporters after the council vote, Haley said “what’s next is completely up to North Korea.”“The United States has been loud about it, now the international community has been loud and North Korea now has to respond,” she said.Trump’s national security advisor, H.R. McMaster, said the United States would not tolerate the threat posed by North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests.McMaster, in an interview with MSNBC, said Trump had told China’s President Xi Jinping it was no longer enough for North Korea to “freeze” its programs since it had already crossed “threshold capability” and the goal was now denuclearization.South Korea’s foreign minister, meanwhile, held out a diplomatic olive branch Saturday, saying she was open to holding discussions with her North Korean counterpart at a security forum in the Philippines.“If there is an opportunity that naturally occurs, we should talk,” Kang Kyung-Wha said as she landed in Manila on Saturday, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.North Korea’s top diplomat, Ri Hong-Yo, was attending the regional summit, which is hosted by the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).Seoul last month proposed military talks with Pyongyang but the North refused to respond. Had they gone ahead, they would have been the first official inter-Korean talks since 2015.last_img read more

Sewage Overflows In Houston Caused By Harvey A Health Concern

first_img Share 00:00 /01:05 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Gail DelaughterOfficials say sewage overflows, caused by Harvey flood waters, have already been reported in Memorial Villages, West University, Baytown, and Crosby.Bellville resident Bruce Margolis has been volunteering with water rescues, in multiple areas around Houston.“We watch things floating through the water that you can only imagine,” said Margolis.  “The water we’re in, if you can imagine, the sewers back up. We watch these sewers bubble.”And advocacy group Environment Texas fears sewage overflows could eventually total in the millions of gallons; and it says many systems have yet to file reports.At least 12 sewage spills in Houston have been reported to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.And Brian Zabcik, a clean water advocate with Environment Texas, said that’s concerning. “Think of it. It’s your toilet flowing into floodwaters, bay, and bayous.”Even though its diluted, Zabcik says the untreated sewage is a health concern for anyone who wades in the water; due to infectious organisms, intestinal bacteria, and other disease agents that may be present.A Texas A&M analysis of Houston floodwater shows E. coli levels are 125 times higher than what’s considered safe for swimming. Listenlast_img read more

How my grandmother helped me realize I was trans – completely by

first_imgThis Spanish gay guy worries his LGBTI-friendly country is going backwardsGay guy attacked with rocks after leaving queer festival Mighty HooplaNetflix sitcom One Day at a Time features non-binary characterRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/grandmother-helped-realize-trans-accident/ At one of her regular haunts, she knew the manager. I had been there many times before with here and loved it. The manager was always very sweet to me.But there was something about the manager that intrigued me and I didn’t really know what it was.This particular day in 1997, I was about ten and my grandmother randomly whispered to me that the manager was “transgender”.I had never heard that word before.‘What’s that?’ I asked.My grandmother told me it was when someone is born a certain gender but they want to change it.When I heard that it felt like a thousand crystals exploded inside my brain. Stars aligned in the sky of my inner universe.I felt something very recognizable inside myself.Feel Freeze album cover shoot | Photo: Ruben LisboaGrowing up in a small city, with nothing fundamentally queerI grew up in the North of Denmark in a city called Aalborg – the 4th biggest city in Denmark but in spite of that rather small. There was absolutely nothing queer about that city back then.I spent most of my childhood and early teens traveling back and forth between Aalborg and Washington DC.I was born in DC, where my dad is from, but grew up in Aalborg, where my mom hails from.There’s a huge contrast between Aalborg and DC, as you can probably imagine. Everything in Aalborg is small.My experience was that it was very homophobic and transphobic and it’s been known for many years to be a bit of a rough harbor city. It’s pretty hard growing up there as a transgender person.When I was a young teenager, there was practically nothing around me that indicated that ‘trans’ existed, nor queer, nor gayness. Only binary cisgendered heterosexual love and lifestyles.The Internet wasn’t quite yet what it is today; there were no smartphones and social media was just on the brink of breaking through.I remember going into the only gay bar in town one late night, alone, sneaking around the corner hoping that no one would see me.It wasn’t like the glitter and glamour I associate ‘queer’ with today.Feel Freeze album cover shoot | Photo: Ruben LisboaGoing back home shapes my musicIn my recent adult years, when going back to Aalborg, my impression is that it’s much less homophobic and transphobic now and that they’re pretty much keeping up with the queer times.In fact, they recently opened a brand new clinic for treatment and counseling for trans people, and I’ve heard it’s one of the best departments in Denmark for treating trans people.Ten years later, in 2007, I went to visit an old friend in Rhode Island and one day we wandered around in Providence and went into a random bookstore, I picked out a random book from the shelf, and flipped the pages.The first page that caught my eye was a photo of an androgynous person, very gender fluid looking. This photo was of musician and DJ, JD Samson, from the queer political “JD’s Lesbian Calendar” (MEN, Le Tigre). When I saw that, I knew that I wanted to be that.I wanted to be queer, I wanted to be gender fluid, I wanted to break borders and ideas for what gender and body can be and I wanted it to be political.I wanted to do it through music and visuals and I wanted to be explicit about it.Exclusive first look at new album art for Feathers and Scars | Photo: Feel Freeze Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Music helped me work out my queer and trans identityI wrote my first song when I was 13 in my Dad’s house in the countryside of Maryland, MD on a brand new white Fender Stratocaster. A gift from my Dad.This same strat is still the one I use when I play shows, and I have a sticker of Jimi Hendrix on it, who was my biggest idol at the time and the reason why I wanted a white strat.When I wrote my first song, I felt deeply in my heart that I wanted to use my music to do something constructive in the world one day, when I ‘grew up.’As I came into adulthood and a queer identity I knew that this was the cause I would be writing about and using as a force in my music. It is now being realized on the forthcoming debut album ‘Feathers & Scars’ with my electro pop duo Feel Freeze.The first single ‘Let Go!’ is about letting go of boxes and categories and breaking borders as to what you can be, where you can be and where you can go.To let go of expectations as to which genders fit certain bodies, which sexualities fit certain people and which bodies desire certain bodies.The music and my identity are closely combined; you can’t have one without the other. I am a queer and transgender person; therefore my music is queer and trans political. Which is also one of the reasons why the album is so political.When I express my feelings and situation it automatically becomes a political statement because trans and queer people still do not have the same visibility and rights as gender and sexuality conforming individuals.[embedded content]Putting my new found identity front and centerCreating visibility and awareness that trans bodies exist is really important to me. That’s why I want people to see what my body looks like. So we decided to show my transgender naked upper body on the artwork of the record.Its about claiming a space in pop music culture, that have frequently been taken by cis men throughout the history of popular music.Alongside this imagery, I hope my singing also challenges the ideas and norms of what a man looks like.I have a high-pitched voice and a non-binary body due to not taking hormones.Our societies are molded for specific bodies, genders, sexualities, lifestyles.When you’re transgender you have to make up these spaces yourself and within your communities. There is no given.You have to create your reflection, your own narrative because there is no narrative.But we wanted to create and imagine a world and universe where the rules of gender and sexuality and lived life as we know it is different.I’ve often spoken with my queer friends about this gender utopia where you can just be and not think about your gender or your body. Where you don’t have to be molded by society to fit into a cast that you don’t fit.But why should this be confined to a sci-fi gender utopia? Let’s make it happen in our world too. My Gran clearly knew it counted to tell me about other trans people.Until then, I hope Feel Freeze creates a gender-free utopia until we get there here too.Feel Freeze is signed to Swedish label Icons Creating Evil Art. The first single ‘Let Go!’ available now, the full album “Feathers & Scars” to be released October 12th.Read more from Gay Star News:I came out as trans at my grandmother’s funeral The first time I met a transgender person was with my grandmother in a restaurant.My grandmother lives in DC, and we would often go out to eat. Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- This 86-year-old grandmother’s reaction to her trans grandchild is the sweetest thinglast_img read more

Just because you had chicken pox as a kid…

first_imgDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? Prof du Plessis explains. “Even when it occurs in children, most do not experience the classic ‘whooping’ cough. Furthermore, diagnosis of pertussis in older people may be complicated, because the age-related decline in immunity results in a wide variation of symptoms that are less typical than those in unvaccinated children. Often the only symptom is a protracted cough. In fact it is possible that up to a quarter of all adults with a chronic cough may be infected with pertussis bacteria!  The infection contributes significantly to ongoing lung problems, sleep disturbance, days off work and loss of income. Rarely the infection may be fatal.”“Almost all pertussis cases in adolescents and adults occur in people who have previously been vaccinated or infected with the bacteria and they pose a significant risk to infants too young to be vaccinated and in whom pertussis may be severe and life-threatening”, says Dr Simon Strachan, a specialist paediatrician from Johannesburg. “Immunity conferred by childhood vaccinations is not lifelong, waning within 5 to 10 years of the last dose.Consequently, to prevent infection, repeat vaccination is recommended routinely, particularly for those in contact with young children. The vaccine is safe and effective and the positive effects extend to the entire community, because vaccinating more people reduces the risk of infection spreading to those who are not vaccinated.”Adults should be reminded to ensure they are protected by vaccinationPublic awareness campaigns about the importance of ongoing vaccination are essential not only to help reduce illness in adults, but also to increase the general immunity in the community and to prevent transmission of these illnesses from infected individuals without symptoms to susceptible infants.“People should be reminded to ask their doctor, pharmacist or local clinic staff about the quadrivalent booster vaccine. It is designed to address the age-related decline in immunity to polio, diphtheria and pertussis and at the same time boost immunity to tetanus”, says Dr Strachan. “The vaccine is recommended from 6 years of age and older and thus adolescents, adults and especially those who are in close contact with babies and young children should be vaccinated.”“You should have an annual discussion with your doctor or local clinic about what vaccines you need to stay up to date,” reminds Prof du Plessis. “Vaccination does not end when you reach the age of 12. It’s a life-long thing.” Immunisation against poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus (DPT) forms part of the routine vaccination schedule for South African infants and children. However, according to Professor Nicolette du Plessis, a Paediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist at the University of Pretoria, many people are unaware that the immunity conferred by these vaccinations is not adequate to protect people as they grow older.“We have a problem in South Africa that not enough of our children receive the vaccines that they should be getting,” she says.“Consequently, many children are not adequately protected anyway. But even among those who do receive three doses of DPT vaccine, or those who are naturally infected, immunity wanes over time, leaving large portions of the adult population at risk of not only contracting potentially severe or even fatal illnesses, but also of passing them on to vulnerable young children.”The World Health Organisation and US Advisory Committee on Immunisation Practices (ACIP) recommend booster vaccinations throughout life for all adults and especially for those in close contact with young children.Booster vaccination is made simple by the availability of a 4-in-1 (quadrivalent) vaccine that helps to provide ongoing protection against poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus.Recent diphtheria outbreak in South AfricaDiphtheria is a severe illness caused by a toxin (poison) produced by the bacteria Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Infection occurs by breathing in bacteria from the air or by close contact with secretions from an infected person’s mouth, nose throat or skin. Some infected people may have no symptoms, but may nevertheless pass the bacteria on to others.After infection, the toxin can cause extensive damage to parts of the body, including the heart and nerves, and sometimes life-threatening obstruction of the airways making it very difficult to breathe. Unlike other bacterial infections, antibiotics are not sufficient to treat the illness and an antitoxin must be administered as soon as possible to neutralise the toxin itself. Unfortunately, because it is not manufactured in South Africa, the antitoxin is not always available.Even when it is, diphtheria can be fatal in 5% to 10% of cases. With the widespread practice of childhood vaccination, in most industrialised countries diphtheria has become extremely rare. However, outbreaks still occur in many parts of the world where immunisation is inadequate or the full schedule is not completed. The most recent outbreak in South Africa, which included children and adults and in which at least 4 people died, occurred in 2015.  Vaccination of children as well as booster vaccinations for adolescents and adults are essential to prevent outbreaks.Pertussis is becoming increasingly common among adultsIn 2015 the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported that the frequency of confirmed pertussis infections in South Africa is increasing. Pertussis is a bacterial infection that causes whooping cough in infants and young children. However, it may affect all ages and it is estimated that more than 1 in 5 cases occur in adolescents and adults.Whooping cough in children characteristically begins with a mild flu-like illness that is followed by the development of a severe and protracted cough during which the child gasps for air, producing the typical ‘whooping’ sound. The child will often vomit after coughing. However, pertussis is not always easy to diagnose.center_img WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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first_imgNews | September 12, 2011 Radiography Vacancy Rates Drop For Eighth Year 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. Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… 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 Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more 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 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more September 12, 2011 – For the eighth consecutive year, the vacancy rate for radiographers has dropped and now stands at 2 percent, according to data presented in the ASRT Radiologic Sciences Workplace Survey 2011.The vacancy rate represents the number of positions that are open and actively being recruited. The radiographer vacancy rate this year closely matched the 2.1 percent rate reported in the 2010 ASRT staffing survey; however, the rate has steadily dropped from 10.3 percent as reported in ASRT’s first staffing survey in 2003.“The steady decline in vacancy rates is a strong indicator that the job market for radiologic technologists continues to be slow,” said ASRT Chief Academic Officer Myke Kudlas, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(QM). “The tight market also can be seen in the vacancy rates for other medical imaging disciplines.”Between 2003 and 2011, ASRT data show that vacancy rates for a number of medical imaging disciplines or specialties have declined:Computed tomography (CT) technologists, from 8.5 percent to 2 percent.Magnetic resonance (MR) technologists, from 9 percent to 2.5 percent.Mammographers, from 7.2 percent to 1.7 percent.Nuclear medicine technologists, from 10.9 percent to 1.4 percent.Cardiovascular-interventional technologists, from 14.6 percent to 3.5 percent.Sonographers, from 11.7 percent to 3.4 percent.In addition to the dip in vacancy rates for radiographers, the 2011 survey shows that the average number of full-time radiographers per medical imaging facility dropped from 10.6 in 2010 to 9.3 in 2011.On the other hand, the average number of full-time CT technologists per facility jumped from 5 in 2010 to 5.6 in 2011. The number of full-time technologists working in MR, mammography, nuclear medicine and sonography also rose slightly per facility from 2010 to 2011.“It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what’s causing the decline in the number of full-time radiographers, but it might indicate a shift in the percentage of advanced diagnostic imaging procedures that are being performed in facilities,” said Kudlas.In addition to staffing and vacancy rates, the report highlights information about facility exam levels, the impact of technology on the profession, staff clinical skills and daily practice.For example, the study revealed that the average medical imaging facility has 4.4 X-ray machines and examines 19,905 patients each year. In comparison, there are an average of 1.9 CT scanners per facility and the department sees 11,198 CT patients annually.An interesting statistic highlighted in the survey is the high percentage of mammography departments that use digital imaging equipment. On average, 84.2 percent of mammography departments report having digital imaging units, compared to only 15.8 percent using plain film.“Our goal with the workplace survey is to provide facility managers with solid data that they can use to see how their facilities match up against peer facilities in terms of personnel and equipment,” added Kudlas. “Also, the survey provides a comprehensive snapshot of the medical imaging environment, so the entire radiologic science community has a clear understanding of where technologists are working and what kind of specialties and disciplines they’re working in.”For more information: www.asrt.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read morelast_img read more

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first_imgLatest: ‘Hot poker’ conservative host loses radio show too by The Associated Press Posted Apr 10, 2018 10:04 am PDT Last Updated Apr 10, 2018 at 11:01 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Latest on TV host resigning after Parkland survivor threat (all times local):12:35 p.m.A conservative commentator who resigned from a St. Louis TV station after sending a threatening tweet about a 17-year-old survivor of a Florida high school shooting also is off the radio airwaves.Entercom spokeswoman Esther-Mireya Tejeda said Tuesday that Jamie Allman’s show on KFTK-FM has been taken off the air while the company “looks into the matter.” Entercom purchased KFTK-FM from Emmis Communications last month.The announcement came one day after Sinclair Broadcast Group said Jamie Allman’s resignation has been accepted and his KDNL-TV show cancelled.Businesses pulled advertising from Allman’s shows after he tweeted last month he would use “a hot poker” to sexually assault David Hogg. Hogg has strongly advocated for stricter gun control since 17 people were killed in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at his school in Parkland, Florida.___11:40 a.m.A conservative commentator who tweeted that he would use “a hot poker” to sexually assault a 17-year-old survivor of a Florida high school shooting has resigned from a St. Louis TV station.Sinclair Broadcast Group spokesman Ronn Torossian said in a statement Monday that Jamie Allman’s resignation has been accepted and his KDNL-TV show cancelled.Allman hasn’t responded to messages from The Associated Press seeking comment.Businesses pulled advertising from Allman’s shows after he sent the March 26 tweet targeting David Hogg.Hogg has strongly advocated for stricter gun control since 17 people were killed in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at his school in Parkland, Florida.Allman was absent Monday from his show on KFTK-FM. An Emmis Communications spokeswoman said in an email that it closed last month on the sale of the station to Entercom. A spokeswoman for Entercom didn’t immediately return a phone or email message.____7:20 a.m.A conservative commentator who tweeted that he would use “a hot poker” to sexually assault a 17-year-old survivor of a Florida high school shooting has resigned from a St. Louis TV station.Sinclair Broadcast Group spokesman Ronn Torossian said in a statement Monday that Jamie Allman’s resignation has been accepted and his KDNL-TV show cancelled.Allman hasn’t responded to messages from the Associated Press seeking comment.Businesses pulled advertising from Allman’s shows after he sent the March 26 tweet targeting David Hogg.Hogg has strongly advocated for stricter gun control since 17 people were killed in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at his school in Parkland, Florida.Allman was absent Monday from his show on KFTK-FM. The radio station’s owner, Emmis Communications, hasn’t responded to an email asking about Allman’s status.last_img read more

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first_imgNovember 5, 2008 The Sept. 28. workshop participants graduated last Friday, October 31. 2008. Congratulations to: [from left] Amy Bunker, Asako Kitazawa, Hortense Sestito, Elvire Callaghan, Giorgio Bologna, Alyssa Blumstein and Aarthi Janakiraman. [Photo & text: sa]last_img

Private schools on board with informing parents on total fees

first_imgBy Evie AndreouTHE association of private schools agrees with a provision in a proposed bill which calls for parents to be informed on the total amount of tuition they will have to pay for the duration of their children’s studies, its chairman, Giorgos Kritikos, said on Thursday.The bill on private schools, which was sent by the House education committee to the plenary for a vote, provides that parents must be informed by private schools on the overall tuition for their children’s entire period of schooling.The majority of MPs say the provision will ensure transparency and help parents plan their children’s studies accordingly. The provision was in fact a proposal by the association of private schools.“This the position of the majority of private schools. We have no problem in informing parents on the overall amount of the tuition fees,” Kritikos told the Cyprus Mail.He added that there were schools in the past that although they would inform parents that there would be a slight increase in their tuition fees, the actual rise led to problems, as it was not what parents had anticipated.According to the same bill, he said, all private schools will have to submit to the education ministry each year their studies guides and other obligations of the schools, for approval by the minister.  This, Kritikos said, aimed at “putting things in order.”There were cases, he said, where parents found themselves having to pay up to €1,500 and €2,000 more by the time their child graduated compared with the first year of his or her studies.But these provisions, he said, are still not final as the bill will still need to be discussed at the House plenum and some parties may want to propose changes.The head of the House education committee, Disy’s Kyriacos Hadjiyiannis, said on Wednesday that the bill obliges private schools to agree tuition fees with the parents for the full seven years of study. Any fee increases throughout that period must be agreed with the parent in advance.Akel deputy, Andros Kafkalias, said that this would essentially give private schools the right to raise their fees without any permission from the education ministry. He said his party would propose an amendment.At the moment, private schools need to submit to the education ministry for approval any increases in tuition fees each year, at least three months before the start of the new school year. You May LikeSolar PowerCalifornia – New Program Giving Solar Panels to Homeowners With Electricity Bills Over $100/mthSolar PowerUndoYeah! MotorJerry Seinfeld’s Coolest 40 CarsYeah! MotorUndoPensAndPatron20+ Uses For Baking Soda That Aren’t On The BoxPensAndPatronUndo Films and food at RialtoUndoVerstappen wins crazy German Grand PrixUndoProperty owners price themselves out of the marketUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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