first_imgToday UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, David Beckham, appealed to readers of the Daily Mirror to help the estimated 5 million children affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.“Last Friday, when most of us were looking forward to our weekends, several islands far away in the Philippines were struck by a devastating storm,” he wrote. “It wasn’t until the next day that the true enormity of the so called ‘Super Typhoon Haiyan’ was understood.“This was the most powerful typhoon ever to hit land anywhere in the world. Homes, schools and hospitals have been destroyed, roads are unable to be used and children still urgently need food, water, shelter and power. In areas of the worst affected island, it’s reported to look like the aftermath of the terrible tsunami that struck on Boxing Day almost a decade ago.“The news trickling through was, and still is, absolutely horrifying. Thousands dead, homes flattened, with children lost and separated from their parents, surviving without food or water.“In any emergency, children are the most vulnerable and with each passing day, the danger these children face is heightened. So now, I am writing this to you, fellow readers of ‘The Daily Mirror’, as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and as a Dad to four children.“An estimated 5 million children are now affected. Those figures so huge that it’s hard to really get how many children that is. In footballing terms, it’s enough children to fill 64 packed Wembley stadiums. Any parent seeing the news will be thinking of their own children, I’m certainly thinking of mine. It’s terrifying to imagine them alone after the storm, injured, lost and confused, just trying to survive each day on their own.“But there is hope. And everyone really can make a difference. A real, life-saving difference. Responding to an emergency of this level is complicated, unimaginably so. It feels impossible but organisations like UNICEF do make it possible to ease the suffering. UNICEF is working around the clock to deliver life-saving aid to these children.“Several plane-loads of supplies landed in some of the most badly affected areas last week, delivering supplies such as emergency food for malnourished children, health kits, water pumps and generators, which are being used to get the water supplies up and running again. Providing clean water is one of the most important steps in preventing an outbreak of disease. Hygiene kits, that contain things like soap and water buckets, have now reached children and their families in Tacloban. UNICEF will continue to deliver supplies to children affected, providing life-saving emergency food for malnourished children and setting up safe spaces for children to play, while their families are traced.“Weeks and months later, when the news coverage has moved onto another story, UNICEF will still be there, helping children to survive and recover, reuniting children separated from their families during the typhoon, protecting them from the threat of abuse or trafficking and helping them to overcome the trauma of what they’ve seen and experienced.“I was with UNICEF in the Philippines two years ago so I know with utter certainty that the team will be doing everything in their power to help. UNICEF has been working in the Philippines since 1947 so their experience and local knowledge is huge.“As a father I know there is nothing I wouldn’t do for my children and I am sure you feel the same – but for those families in the Philippines facing an uncertain future, they need you to do something. £10 could provide a water kit for a family, so that they can collect, store and make water safe to drink which could make a life or death difference.“UNICEF receives no funding from the Disaster Emergency Committee, but its crucial work for children relies solely on the generosity of individuals such as you.To give £5, please text UNICEF to 70800, or telephone 0800 044 5888, or visit www.unicef.org.uk/mirror – children in the Philippines need your help now. I promise your donation will make a huge difference.”Source:UNICEF UKlast_img read more


first_imgKent Driscoll APTN NewsThere’s a statistic that has been around since Nunavut was founded – the territory has Canada’s youngest and fastest growing population.It is often seen as a threat, a territory pressed to provide basic services facing a population bubble.APTN News met with one young mother and she’ll explain that in Nunavut, the challenges are basic, and daily.kdriscoll@aptn.ca@kentdriscolllast_img


first_imgNew Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Kyrghyztan on Tuesday where she will represent India at the two-day meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)here. In a statement released here on Monday, the External Affairs Ministry said this will be the second CFM meeting that India will be attending as a full member of the SCO. Sushma Swaraj had attended the last CFM meeting in Beijing in April 2018. “India actively took part in various SCO dialogue mechanisms under the Chairmanship of the Kyrgyz Republic over the past year. The next SCO Summit will be held in Bishkek in June,” the statement said. Sushma Swaraj will also issue a joint call of SCO Foreign Ministers on Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov. The CFM meeting iwill review the preparations for the forthcoming SCO Summit in Bishkek on June 13-14 and also exchange views on topical issues of international and regional importance.last_img read more


Construction workers on the Panama Canal expansion project. Photo: World Bank/Gerardo Pesantez The report, What works: Active labour market policies in Latin America and the Caribbean warns that the achievements made in the region since the 2000s, in terms of social inclusion and work quality, have stalled and are even beginning to reverse, which can lead to a dangerous “structural stagnation” in labour markets that could, in turn, generate an increase in inequality and informality and erosion in the middle class. “The alarm bells are ringing, the economic slowdown will impact the region’s labour markets in 2016 and over the next years,” said José Manuel Salazar, the ILO’s Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. “Now what we are talking about are effective solutions. The so-called active labour market policies represent a policy shift that seeks to improve and update the skills of the labour force, readjust labour supply and demand, and promote productive employment. This integrated approach is what labour markets in the region need,” he added. According to the report, which was developed by the ILO’s Research Department in Geneva, despite some years of solid growth in which social progress and unemployment advanced, those achievements were not consolidated, thus revealing structural deficiencies. To tackle unemployment, informality and low productivity growth, a policy reorientation is needed in Latin America and the CaribbeanSpecifically, the report warns that “even with remarkable progress, the shift to a knowledge driven economy and one based on better quality jobs has not been completed.” Based on a summary and analysis of labour market policies over the past two decades, the analysis concludes that many countries in Latin America do not have an integrated system of active labour market policies, even if evidence resulting from the implemented programmes in the region show that these policies have positive impacts. Active labour market policies are interventions that help people find sustainable jobs, directly or indirectly promoting the creation of productive jobs, improving qualifications and productivity of people, and guaranteeing links between those looking for jobs and employers.The report highlights that the available evidence suggests training programmes, employment subsidies and programmes to support self-employment and micro-entrepreneurship have shown positive results in the region, but that only in few a countries – such as Argentina, Brazil and Chile – is the level of investment in active labour market policies comparable with the levels registered in high-income countries. In other countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, there are either no such policies or spending levels are very low, according to the report, which highlights the need to improve the active labour market policies in the region so that countries can take full advantage of their positive effects. The report also proposes a series of improvements in the design and implementation of active labour market policies, such as creating incentives to increase the number of beneficiaries, adapting the policies to the specific context, and making sure that programmes benefit all of the target population. “Even if these policies have great potential, we need to highlight that the design, targeting and implementation are essential to guarantee their effectiveness,” said ILO specialist Veronica Escudero, one of the authors of the report. In this sense, it is necessary to “be very clear about the employment barriers that people in a country face, as well as the needs of the local labour market, to ensure the relevance of the policies and to maximize their impact, including the number of beneficiaries,” she explained. The report includes analyses of data from the entire region, with an emphasis on Argentina, Colombia and Peru, in order to understand the needs and challenges of the generation and implementation of these policies. read more


“It has been brought to my attention that the evictions may have involved the extreme use of force and fire by the Nigerian police force and Lagos state government, leaving individuals and families scrambling in the middle of the night to find safety and shelter,” said the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing, Leilani Farha, in a news release from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Four people are reported to have died in the latest operation to clear irregular developments along the state’s waterfronts. Residents in the Otodo Gbame community say they suffered brutal treatment and are now homeless. Most of the people affected lived in poor fishing communities and say they have lost their livelihoods and food sources as well as their homes and possessions.“The mass displacement and reports of four deaths are deeply disturbing,” she stressed.In an urgent communication, Ms. Farha has asked the Nigerian Government for information on the evictions, the methods used and their compliance with international human rights law. She is also questioning whether the community was given adequate notice or alternative accommodation, as required by international law. The operation took place only days after the Lagos state High Court had issued an injunction restraining demolitions in the waterfront communities.It takes many years to build a home, a community, and a sense of trust with government, but only days to destroy it“What makes these evictions particularly concerning is that they were carried out in blatant disregard of a court order and have completely ignored international human rights guidelines on forced evictions,” the UN Special Rapporteur said. “International law is clear: there must be consultation with the affected community, all alternative options to eviction must be explored, and a resettlement plan must be in place should the evictions be carried out,” she noted and urged: “Under no circumstances should force or fire be used.”The people affected, from the Egun and other ethnic minority populations, with no other options, lived in poor-quality homes along creeks and other waterfronts.“It takes many years to build a home, a community, and a sense of trust with government, but only days to destroy it. It is truly unfortunate that so many people are left with literally nothing but memories of their former lives and questions about their human rights,” the independent expert said. Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more


All newsletters See more NFL predictions We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe See more MLB predictions Things That Caught My EyeKareem Hunt is incredibleRookie running back Kareem Hunt has opened his NFL career with a staggeringly good trifecta of games. He’s accumulated 538 rushing and receiving yards in three starts for the Kansas City Chiefs, with a fourth game tonight against Washington on Monday Night Football. Of the 812 rookies who have racked up more than 100 yards in their first three games, Hunt sits behind only Billy Simms, who put up 562 yards for Detroit in 1980. [FiveThirtyEight]Niners (D-CA) vs. Bucs (R-FL)The NFL has been a nexus recently for protests, particularly last weekend after some goading from the president on Twitter. This sent league executives into a crisis, and it’s clear why: The NFL appeals to people across party lines in a way few other sports do, with fans in San Francisco (who have a +22 point Democratic lean) to Tampa Bay (a +9.5 Republican lean). [FiveThirtyEight]MLB teams waffle on jumping lowest possible bar for safetyA devastating line drive foul that severely injured a child has spurred league-wide introspection about how much netting should protect spectators from baseballs. People in luxury boxes hate mildly obstructed views, but also baseballs can be dangerous projectiles as seen in New York last month. Only 10 of 30 teams have netting that goes to the end of the dugouts. At least four teams have announced they will extend the netting in the wake of the injured 2-year-old in Yankee Stadium. [The New York Times]WatsonThe Texans set a franchise record for points scored in their 57-14 win over Tennessee, with rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson tying a 1961 Fran Tarkenton record for five touchdowns — four thrown, one rushed — for a rookie quarterback in a game. [ESPN]New Jersey man fails to pay protection racketThe New York Giants tried their third offensive line in four games. It didn’t work either, and the team lost to the Tampa Bay Bucs on the road. If you ever wanted to tackle Eli Manning, your next available opportunity is by working for the Chargers next week. [ESPN]2016 repeat?Two of the best teams in college football right now are Clemson and Alabama, the two teams who incidently played in the college football championship game last year. Despite the loss of Deshaun Watson — you remember the phenom on the Texans you read about mere moments ago – Clemson pivoted terrifically to a rushing offense and we could see a rematch later this year. [ESPN]Big Number5 under 5There are five teams in the NFL who — based on FiveThirtyEight’s projections — currently have less than a five percent chance of making the playoffs. Those teams are Cleveland (0-4) and San Francisco (0-4), each with less than 1 percent chance of making the postseason; the L.A. Chargers (0-4), with a 1 percent chance; Chicago (1-3) with a 3 percent chance, and the New York Giants (0-4) with a 4 percent chance. [FiveThirtyEight]Leaks from Slack[in which three reporters monitor the AFC East]neil:Pats haven’t lost more than 3 home games in a season since Brady became starting QBThey have 2 home losses already this yearwalt:dangis tom brady an elite quarterback? tbd.heynawl-enten:Who is watching this Jets game?Heading towards a tie and fastneil:I gave up on it lolTurned to NFL Network gameday liveheynawl-enten:[4:35 PM] Here we go[4:35] Jets kick for the win[4:35] let’s see[4:36] IT’S GOOD![4:36] Oh wait[4:36] flag down[4:36] NOPE[4:36] IT’S GOOD[4:36] JETS WIN[4:36] LOLPredictions MLB NFL Oh, and don’t forgetThe tick tock of the Adidas scandal read more


first_imgCris d’alarme chez les chimpanzés : urgence mais discernementPubliant leurs travaux le 29 décembre dans la revue Current Biology, des chercheurs allemands et britanniques ont mis en évidence la façon dont les chimpanzés sauvages, en cas de danger, avertissent leurs congénères toujours à bon escient.  Dirigée par Catherine Crockford et Roman Witting, une équipe de primatologues de l’Institut d’anthropologie évolutive Max Planck de Leipzig (Allemagne) et de l’Université St Andrews (Écosse) a étudié les cris d’alarmes d’un groupe de 33 chimpanzés sauvages de la forêt de Budongo, en Ouganda.À lire aussiCe chimpanzé a trouvé la technique pour transporter 12 oranges à la foisPour cela, ils ont placé à plusieurs reprises durant plusieurs semaines des serpents factices sur le bord des sentiers empruntés par les primates. Les chercheurs ont alors constaté que, loin de pousser des cris de la même façon à chaque fois qu’ils sont en présence du danger, les chimpanzés adaptent ceux-ci aux circonstances : ces “hou” d’alerte sont bien plus intenses lorsque le danger vient d’être découvert (et que ‘personne’ n’est donc encore au courant), ou qu’ils s’adressent à des individus qui étaient trop éloignés pour percevoir les premiers cris d’avertissement.Autrement dit, ce type de communication tient compte du degré de connaissance (ou d’ignorance) des individus auquel il s’adresse : une des composantes des processus du langage humain, présente également, donc, chez le chimpanzé, soulignent les auteurs. Le 4 janvier 2012 à 18:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


first_imgLe salmétérol utilisé contre l’asthme ne serait pas toujours efficaceSelon des médecins britanniques, le salmétérol, un traitement de fond utilisé contre l’asthme ne serait pas efficace chez un enfant sur sept et pourrait même aggravé les symptômes.L’asthme est une maladie respiratoire qui peut s’avérer très handicapante, en particulier chez les personnes souffrant d’une forme chronique. Pour réduire l’intensité et la fréquence des crises, des traitements de fond peuvent ainsi être administrés. Mais certains ne seraient pas efficaces chez tout le monde, et notamment chez les enfants. C’est ce que révèlent des chercheurs britanniques dans la revue Clinical Science, évoquant le cas du salmétérol. Utilisée dans plusieurs traitements contre l’asthme, cette molécule est un bronchodilatateur qui lutte contre la contraction anormale des muscles de la paroi des bronches. Toutefois, celle-ci ne serait pas efficace chez un enfant sur sept, d’après le professeur Somnath Mukhopadhyay de la Brighton and Sussex Medical School et ses collègues de la Dundee University. Ce “traitement commun ne fonctionne pas dans une proportion significative de la population”, a expliqué le scientifique, soulignant que ceci est bien trop souvent nié par les médecins. Or, lorsque les symptômes ne s’améliorent pas, ces derniers ont tendance à blâmer la mère de l’enfant l’accusant de ne pas donner la salmétérol correctement à leur enfant, plutôt que de conclure que le traitement ne fonctionne pas. Et pourtant, ce n’est pas la première fois que l’inefficacité potentielle de la molécule est évoquée : une précédente étude a suggéré qu’un gène particulier serait capable de bloquer l’action de certains traitements chez les enfants possédant la version concernée.Un traitement inefficace voire aggravant les symptômes À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pour savoir ce qu’il en était, le Pr Mukhopadhyay et ses collègues ont décidé de comparer le salmétérol à une autre molécule, le montélukast, également utilisée pour traiter l’asthme. Ils ont pour cela recruter des enfants asthmatiques dont 62 présentaient le gène en question et leur ont administré pendant un an soit le salmétérol, soit le montélukast. Pendant cette même période, ils ont attentivement surveillé leur santé et leur qualité de vie. A l’issue de l’étude, ils ont constaté qu’à une échelle globale, le salmétérol état plus efficace que le montélukast. En revanche, si l’on considérait seuls les enfants porteurs du gène, le constat était l’inverse. Traités au montélukast, les sujets ont montré moins de dépendance au médicament, une meilleure qualité de vie, une respiration moins difficile, moins de toux et ont manqué moins souvent l’école. Au contraire, ceux traités au salmétérol n’ont montré aucune amélioration voire une aggravation de certains symptômes, d’après les médecins. Si le salmétérol reste efficace chez la plupart des enfants, le Pr Mukhopadhyay et ses collègues ont donc tout de même appelé le Department of Health à donner de nouveaux conseils. Outre l’utilisation d’un autre traitement comme le montélukast, ils ont suggéré qu’il serait possible de soumettre les jeunes asthmatiques à un test génétique afin de déterminer s’ils sont ou non porteurs de la version du gène mise en cause. Ceci permettrait alors de choisir un traitement plus adapté. “Je pense que le temps est venu d’aller de l’avant et d’être capable de fournir quelques conseils cliniques aux parents”, a précisé le principal auteur de l’étude.  Le 8 janvier 2013 à 15:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


first_imgOliver Queen, the man who would be draped in green and armed with arrows. Debuting in 1941 thanks to Mortimer Weisinger and George Papp, in More Fun Comics Issue #73. The Star City billionaire took his fashion cues from Robin Hood and the Hulk….just kidding. Not Hulk, obviously.via Comicker GirlBut he did adopt Robin’s knack from archery and helping those less fortunate. His good deeds don’t go unnoticed as hi big heart and bravery win over none other the Black Canary herself. Dinah and Ollie team up to make one of the best duos in comics history.With the popularity of the CW’s Arrow Oliver has found a whole new group of fans to dazzle. Here’s to the man in Green never without his quiver or impeccably groomed facial hair.Feast your eyes on these 15 tributes to the truest aim of all in DC Comics’ long storied history. Happy Birthday to Star City’s emerald son.View as: One Page Slides1. Mandy Wang2. Phil Cho3. Matt Wagner4. Jok5. Lap Pun Cheung6. Dennis Salvatier7. Marcos Martin8. David Mack9. Phil Hester10. Mitch Breitweiser11. Laurie B12. Ryan Ottley13. Mike Mayhew14. Cat Staggs15. Terry Huddlestonlast_img read more


first_img Triple H Facebook WWE & ABG issued the following press release:ABG AND WWE® LAUNCH TAPOUT™ JOINT VENTURENEW YORK AND STAMFORD, CONN., March 25, 2015 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) and Authentic Brands Group, LLC (ABG) today announced a joint venture for Tapout™, a newly repositioned fitness lifestyle brand. Tapout™ is now the official fitness and training partner of WWE, and will be integrated across WWE’s global platforms including TV programming, WWE Network, pay-per-view broadcasts, live events, digital, and social media.“Tapout was ABG’s first acquisition and it continues to be a global brand with strong sales and blue chip partners all over the world. We have a very strong commitment to the brand’s ongoing success,” said Jamie Salter, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ABG. “WWE is a media and entertainment force and we are excited to partner with them on Tapout’s future growth.”“WWE is always looking for new opportunities to partner with best-in-class organizations, develop new products for our fans and drive shareholder value,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. “This joint venture aligns with our strategic approach, and we look forward to building the Tapout brand.”As part of this strategic partnership, WWE will create new content featuring its Superstars and Divas in Tapout™ apparel and market the brand across all platforms. Tapout™ branding will also be featured at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, and all performers, trainers, and staff will be outfitted in Tapout™ workout apparel.“WWE’s expansive reach provides a global platform to broaden Tapout’s presence and consumer base,” said Nick Woodhouse, President and Chief Marketing Officer of ABG. “This is a powerhouse pairing given the synergy between Tapout’s brand promise to be the premiere hard-body fitness brand, and WWE’s commitment to training and fitness.”“Combining ABG’s strengths in retail brand development, licensing and distribution with WWE’s marketing expertise, global reach and passionate fan base, makes for a powerful partnership,” said Michelle D. Wilson, WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer. “The Tapout brand will enable us to expand into new product categories and further grow our current $1 billion consumer product retail business.”The next generation of Tapout™ preserves the original brand essence and drives a hard-body, fitness-centric message positioned around motivation, discipline and determination. An all new line of men’s and women’s performance apparel and accessories will launch at retail in Spring 2016. New Tapout™ branding and packaging will roll out in key categories throughout 2015 starting with beverages, supplements and fitness centers.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs WWE Losing Its Audience?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:29/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NWA President Billy Corgan announces their first television tapings from Atlanta Pinterest Vince Mcmahon Videos Articles RAW Preview: Stephanie to make WrestleMania announcement, Live RAW Post-Showcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Is WWE Losing Its Audience? WhatsApp Twitter WWE RAW Results – 4/1/19 (Stephanie McMahon’s to make WrestleMania announcement) Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Google+ Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remissionlast_img read more


first_imgThe Manchester United striker is out with the Belgium squad getting ready for the World Cup, and a pre-tournament friendly against Portugal in Brussels on Saturday.But in a brief press conference at Belgium’s training camp, the forward was asked to choose between Belgium and United with a clear answer to the question “is the current Belgium squad better than the Manchester United squad?”, he acknowledged that Belgium squad is better by answering “Yeah”. However, it was after winced, took a deep breath and smirked his face, signaling how tough the decision was for him to make, according to the Mirror Uk.Also, in fairness to the striker, most football fans will also take his stance if asked and would surely agree with him so far Belgium’s preliminary squad for the World Cup includes Lukaku,Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Jan Vertonghen, Thibaut Courtois, Dries Mertens, Vincent Kompany, Mousa Dembele and more.last_img read more


first_imgFor all the fuss that Newsweek is chaperoning a new era in journalism with the print and online versions soldered together, Newsweek, in fact, is a throwback to another century.This is because everything that appears in the magazine is dictated by one person’s tastes. The big question is this: can Tina Brown’s world be of constant interest to a couple of million people?On one hand, I admire her extreme confidence; but on the other, I worry that she’s sometimes off the mark.Take this week’s cover with Kate (Kate the Great) Middleton. Is there anything that Newsweek can bring to that royal party that People and US wouldn’t do better? The deck announces “In a world gone to hell-thank God, a wedding”. Really? A wedding is going to bring back ten thousand tsunami victims, exile Kaddafi to Switzerland, bring back $1.20 a gallon gas and stop the ice cap from melting?In fact, Newsweek‘s cover is relying on what makes The Daily Beast fun: gossip. Every cover line is either a gossip story (Kate, Madonna’s African charity) or a gossipy take on an existing story (male-rape in the military, Sarkozy’s supposed war advisor, Syria’s evil ruling class). But is any of this indispensable?There’s good news however. Newsweek has greatly improved its design and overall packaging.1. The cover: There is now more than a single cover line, which was the last regime’s limit. There are at least five stories and, most important, cover story number two, above the flag.The bad? There’s no eye contact from Kate. Maybe it’s a deliberate choice not to have eye contact this time, but eye contact has proven effective on covers because it makes them more accessible. Out of 69 covers on my local newsstand, I counted 65 with people and all of them were looking at the reader.2. Pictures: They were considered a nuisance under the last regime but they’re back. And most of them have captions.Best new addition is NEWS GALLERY, which consists of several double page pictures from around the world with long captions, something that would have been unheard of a few weeks ago.There are a number of mini picture essays. Most are gossip-based and superficial. Dumbest of the bunch is a group comparing Kate to Diana. Did you know that they both wore khaki sweaters? Now you do, thanks to Newsweek.3. Navigation: It goes from a D before to an A now. The body type is easier to read, the headlines come with decks and there are pull-quotes to break-up grey pages.4. Graphics: There’s a concerted effort to bow to the state of the art with side bars, info-graphics and time-lines.The most ominous is a two-page chart right out of the old SPY magazine called THE DESPOT INDEX which compares ten dictators around the world.The stuff is fun; however, by no means indispensable. Did you know that Kim Joong-Il’s trademark is matching pajamas? Did you know that Belarus’ Alexander Lukashenko’s vice is roller-skating?Now you know, thanks to Newsweek.5. Pet Peeves:*Dumb section names: “The Big Fat Story” is especially irritating.*Me-too graphics: “Conventional Wisdom” which sports arrows pointing up and down looks like it’s been xeroxed out of Time.*Gratuitous pictures: A full page portrait of a model pretending to be a repentant Marine illustrates “The Military Secret Shame”. It’s clearly not a news picture, but will everybody know it?last_img read more


first_img Comments YouTube encouraged users to flag questionable videos. The company also noted in a blog post that creators are allowed to discuss, report or educate people about the Momo Challenge or character. YouTube said that images of Momo won’t be allowed on YouTube Kids, however, and that it’s putting safeguards in place to exclude it from content.Police and schools this week issued warnings to parents about the challenge after reports that it has resurfaced in the UK on YouTube, according to CBS News. The supposed Momo Challenge reportedly originated on the WhatsApp messaging platform, went viral last year and then largely disappeared. The challenge involves Momo, a gruesome puppet-like creature that instructs kids to complete a series of challenges, including harming themselves and others. However, charities like the Samaritans and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children have said the challenge is a malicious hoax, reported The Guardian on Thursday, and that there’s no confirmed evidence it poses a threat to children. The image of Momo, in fact, is a sculpture called “Mother Bird” by Japanese artist Keisuke Aisawa. There doesn’t appear to be any link between the artist and the challenge.First published Feb. 28 at 11:11 a.m. PT.Update, 1:07 p.m.: Adds more information from YouTube. Tags Keisuke Aisawa/Instagram YouTube on Wednesday disputed claims that the alleged Momo Challenge is appearing on the giant video site.”We want to clear something up regarding the Momo Challenge: We’ve seen no recent evidence of videos promoting the Momo Challenge on YouTube,” the company tweeted. “Videos encouraging harmful and dangerous challenges are against our policies.” 2 We want to clear something up regarding the Momo Challenge: We’ve seen no recent evidence of videos promoting the Momo Challenge on YouTube. Videos encouraging harmful and dangerous challenges are against our policies.— YouTube (@YouTube) February 27, 2019 Share your voice Mobile Culture YouTubelast_img read more


first_imgMizanur Rahman, father of deceased college student Sumon, cries on the premises of Faridpur Medical College Hospital on Saturday. Photo: Prothom AloA college student died of dengue at Faridpur Medical College Hospital on Saturday morning, reports news agency UNB.The deceased is Sumon Bashar Raj, 18, from Changpur village in Magura district. He was a second year student of a government college in Magura.Mostafizur Rahman Bulu, assistant director of Faridpur Medical College Hospital, said Sumon was admitted to the hospital on 12 August and breathed his last around 10:00am today.Victim’s father Mizanur Rahman said Sumon was diagnosed with dengue at Magura Hospital on 8 August and was admitted to Faridpur Medical College Hospital on 12 August.Faridpur civil surgeon’s office sources said at least 73 new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals in the districts in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning while 396 are undergoing treatment.A total of 1,719 people infected with dengue were admitted to hospitals across the country in 24 hours till 8:00am on Friday, according to the Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).The number of dengue patients was 1,929 on Thursday while 1,880 on Wednesday and 1,200 on Tuesday.The government has so far confirmed 40 deaths although unofficial estimates suggest the death toll is much higher.The DGHS said 49,999 people were hospitalised with dengue since January this year. Of them, 42,243 had made full recovery.Currently, 7, 716 patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals and clinics in the country.last_img read more


first_img Share Dr. Bob Stein (Professor of Political Science, Rice University), Charles Blain (Houston Director, Empower Texans), and Jessica Colón (Founder, Colón and Co.), join host Gary Polland and guest co-host Jay Aiyer for a discussion on the Texas midterm elections and the two local ballot measures in Houston – Proposition A (Rebuild Houston) and Proposition B (Firefighter Pay Parity). Original air date: November 2, 2018.Watch more episodes of Red, White and Bluelast_img


first_imgFor any theatre actor, a solo act is the ultimate test that pushes his creative and acting skills to a limit where he transforms into a seasoned performer. And, when a solo act involves the protagonist donning 10 different hats, it is bound to offer an inescapable and exciting challenge.This is what Mumbai-based theatre actor Deepal Doshi would be doing in the capital this weekend when he would perform A Tale of Two Treaties, produced by Behroopiya Entertainers, at Alliance Francaise in south Delhi. This 75-minute act uses the 16th century Commedia Dell’Arte Italian theatre form that involves improvised performances, but unlike the original, which involves an ensemble, the 33-year-old chose to infuse fresh elements by making it a solo performance. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“I wanted to teach this form of theatre in India, but I didn’t want to do it in a mundane manner. I decided to do something that was challenging and experimental. So I came up with the idea of doing the entire act solo,” Doshi, who is in the capital, told.Doshi obtained a diploma in Grotowsky-based physical theatre from Vardinge in Sweden and a Master of Fine Arts from the Dell’Arte International School Of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake, California. He then collaborated with  a Swedish director and conceptualised this play, without any script in hand. The play is now directed by his wife Kathryn Doshi and has travelled to Sweden and the US, as also to Bali. It was first performed in Mumbai in 2010. Doshi pointed out that “the script evolved on its own and so does my performance, which I improvise on after every performance”. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixInterestingly, the basic plot of the play is simple: It’s is a love story where a girl and boy fall in love, their families oppose this and after a lot of melodrama, they unite. “It is a happily-ever-after story,” said Doshi, adding the storyline is influenced by the basic Commedia formant which focus more on how the story shapes up and not on what the story is all about. For Doshi, performing this act has been an enriching experience as he uses the physical art of transformation through masks.“The ability of an actor to transcend into so many actors is the biggest challenge. But that is what drives an artist – challenge,” said Doshi. “I believe failing is the breeding ground for creativity,” he added.Explaining how situations can become tricky, yet pose a challenge when he has to fit into the shoes of several characters, Doshi said, “In the last scene of the play, 4 people are having an argument, so I have to completely absorb myself into each of them and enact their personalities through the body language.”The play will be staged on April 18 and 19.last_img read more


first_imgThe accident happened shortly after 4:30 p.m. when the parents were riding bicycles along the coastal road. The young girl was on the back of her 33-year-old mother’s bike when she accidentally fell off just as a cement truck was passing. The young girl was crushed by its tires and died on scene. The child and her parents, Craig and Gurpreet, were vacationing in Tulum from the U.K. The cement truck was plated from the state of Guerrero. The driver reportedly fled the scene. The Municipal Traffic Police report indicates that the truck, due to lack of driver caution, did not notice a cyclist and collided, causing an adult woman and a small child to fall.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Tulum, Q.R. — A three-year-old child has died after being hit by a cement truck in Tulum.last_img read more


first_img Related Content CarolinaEast Health System News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more September 12, 2014 — Mach7 Technologies announced Radiology and Imaging Specialists (RIS) has chosen Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform to consolidate and manage all RIS medical imaging services across central Florida.Focused on providing their patients and referring physicians with the most accurate, reliable and professional services, RIS is devoted to utilizing the most advanced radiology and imaging technology available.Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform allows RIS to:Consolidate — The Mach7 VNA platform component consolidates RIS imaging data across sites and visualization solutions through a non-proprietary, standards-based approach to long-term storageControl — Granular image level control allows RIS to resolve complex workflow challenges enabling best-of-breed visualization optimizing clinical workflows and enhancing patient careAccess — Provides consolidation of imaging data across RIS and access to data through a zero-footprint, universal clinical viewer simplifying access to referring physicians and patients while providing a path to Meaningful Use certificationInteroperate — Enabling a business model for sharing imaging data across disparate organizations and referring sites“Since we started operations over 40 years ago, we’ve focused on providing our community with the highest quality medical imaging services available,” stated David J. 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first_img Sponsored Stories “The men want to sing and do not go to colleges, some are dreadlocked. Let us not go there,” Mugabe told the crowd at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare. His comments in a mixture of both English and the Shona language were corroborated by The Associated Press after speaking to several reporters who attended the gathering.Over the years, Mugabe has repeatedly made disparaging remarks about dreadlocked Rastafarians, whom he once described as having “moths and mud” in their hair. Rastafarianism, best known for its ritual use of marijuana and the dreadlock hair style worn by followers, emerged in Jamaica in the 1930s out of anger over the oppression of blacks. A small minority of Jamaicans are adherents.Reggae singer Cocoa Tea, a Rastafarian who performed in Zimbabwe last October, told The Jamaica Star tabloid that Mugabe’s comments were “not a true reflection of us as people.”“Jamaicans are way better than that and we are leaders, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion,” Cocoa Tea said.Glen Harris, a laborer and father of two children, said he felt irritated when he heard about the Zimbabwean president’s chiding remarks on a local radio program. Like the large majority of Jamaica’s population, Harris is black. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Associated PressKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) – Comments by an African leader portraying the men of Jamaica as chronic drunkards and unambitious pot smokers have become the talk of towns across this Caribbean island. People are debating the matter on street corners, in letters to the editor and on radio talk shows.In unscripted asides during a roughly three-hour speech last week at a research exposition, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said Jamaican “men are always drunk,” have no interest in higher education, and people freely smoke marijuana. Comments   Share   Top Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectcenter_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Parents, stop beating yourself up Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help “This is an African leader talking like this? Black man should stick up for each other. We’re all Africans,” he said on a Kingston street of low-slung concrete buildings and sheet metal fences.Although some foreigners have an image of Jamaica as a laid-back, sun-soaked slice of paradise where unhurried people smoke marijuana without a care, marijuana use is illegal and many islanders are socially conservative churchgoers who quietly endure stereotypes of their country.Still, a few Jamaicans aren’t aggrieved with Mugabe, who received a top government honor during a 1996 visit. They note that their island is the largest producer of marijuana in the Caribbean and that far more women graduate from university than men, and say Mugabe may have a point, even if he was being overly broad by disparaging Jamaican men.“Is President Robert Mugabe really on to something? Certainly, his observation that our `universities are full of women’ while our `men want to sing and do not go to colleges’ is a truism, which none can deny,” Northern Caribbean University administrator Vincent Peterkin wrote in a letter to the editor of The Jamaica Gleaner newspaper. The government’s political opposition has also waded into the debate, urging Jamaica to demand an apology from Mugabe.“If true, it is startling that someone who has himself claimed that his country is a victim of imperceptions fed by the international media should be using these misconceptions of Jamaican society to describe our people,” said Olivia Grange, spokeswoman for the Jamaica Labor Party.Jamaican Information Minister Sandrea Falconer said Wednesday that the foreign affairs ministry, led by A.J. Nicholson, was still trying to confirm if Mugabe made the remarks.“I know his ministry is still trying to authenticate the source, and after we will respond,” Falconer said in a brief phone interview.In a written statement, Nicholson stressed that “Jamaican men and women from all walks of life have made valuable contributions to national development and have made their mark on the world stage.”___Associated Press writer Gillian Gotora in Harare, Zimbabwe, contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Patients with chronic pain give advicelast_img

first_imgStraw market – Nassau, BahamasImage courtesy of Cruise Radio Half Moon Cay, BahamasImage courtesy of Doug Brown 37 With 4.5 million people currently without power across the east coast of America, e-Travel Blackboard examines the affect Hurricane Irene has had across the cruise industry. Itinerary DiversionsFor the most up to date information on cruise lines affected by the hurricane, we recommend bookmarking cruisecal.com.Holland America Linems Veendam  was the only ship given authority by the U.S Coast Guard to remain at its dock along New York’s Hudson River to ride out the hurricane over the weekend. Arriving back one day early, on Saturday, passengers were given the option to either disembark on Saturday night or remain onboard until Sunday. She is currently scheduled to set sail on a 7-day Bermuda cruise at 2pm on Monday 29 August. ms Maasdam will no longer call on Bar Harbor, Maine and Halifax, Nova Scotia as part of her Canada and New England cruise that departed Boston on Saturday, instead visiting Gaspe and Saquenay in Quebec.Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Summit is set to sail on a round-trip voyage through Bermuda one day later than scheduled, on Monday 29 August from her home port of Bayonne, New Jersey. Passengers should be aware that the following Bermuda sailing will now depart on the afternoon of Monday 5 September. Cruise Critic reported that the line will provide passengers on the shortened voyage with “a letter at check in with the amount of onboard credit each stateroom will receive.”NCLThe cruise line has alerted passengers that with all changes to NCL itineraries being weather-based, no compensation will be available. Norwegian Gem will delay her trip back to New York and arrive one day later on Monday 29 August. Embarkation will commence at midday on Monday. Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas will now visit Nassau instead of the damaged private island of Coco Cay on Monday 29 August. Carnival Cruise LinesCarnival Cruise Lines will reimburse passengers affected by the shortened voyage on board Carnival Pride with a one-day refund. She will set sail on Monday 29 August on her return to Baltimore after being diverted by the U.S Coast Guard on Saturday. Carnival Glory will visit Halifax on Monday 29 August and Saint John on Tuesday 30 August as part of a five-night Canada cruise.Carnival Fantasy will visit Cozumel and Key West instead of the scheduled call to King’s Wharf, Bermuda. Princess CruisesCaribbean Princess will spend a day at sea on Monday 29 August and visit Halifax on Tuesday 30 August. A scheduled call to St. John has been cancelled.Ports affected by Hurricane IreneHalf Moon Cay Minimal damage has been reported at Holland America’s private island of Half Moon Cay after bearing the brunt of the category three hurricane last Thursday.Cruise Radio reported that all damage can be easily addressed and is expected to be operational for Carnival visits on 4 September with HAL ships returning to the island on 13 October.NassauCruise Radio has reported that the infamous straw market on Bay Street was partially damaged by Hurricane Irene with the only other damage on the island reported as minimal.  Several boats were damaged and two tug boats broke loose during the storm.Royal Caribbean, Carnival and NCL returned to Nassau on Sunday.CocoCayRoyal Caribbean cancelled calls to their private island, Coco Cay in the Bahamas over the weekend.A statement on the line’s website stated that “Regrettably, the island of CocoCay, Bahamas, was impacted by the storm, and we feel our guest’s experience ashore would be disrupted. Because of this, we have cancelled Monarch of the Seas’ call to CocoCay today and Freedom of the Seas’ call to CocoCay tomorrow, August 29.”Great Stirrup CayNCL have a team at Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, evaluating damage and, in the meantime, have cancelled all calls to the island.Eleuthera IslandCruise Radio has reported that there may be damage to Princess Cruises’ private beach located on the southern point of Eleuthera Island.“Princess Cays did have slight damage but we’re confident it will be in full operation for our next call there on September 30,” said a spokesperson for Princess Cruises.Castaway CayDisney Cruise Lines are yet to release information on the status of their private island, Castaway Cay.center_img CocoCay Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Alast_img read more