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first_imgJoin the fun between 12 pm – 3 pm at the green space at the corner of 100 Avenue and 100 Street.There will be prizes and a mini pioneer pathway.For more information call the Visitor Centre at 250-785-3033 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Join local historians at the green space on Saturday, July 13, 2019, to test your knowledge of the Peace Region.This history pop-up is a trivia event that will test your knowledge on the history of Fort St. John. Local history enthusiast Larry Evans as well as guests from Treaty 8 are ready to quiz participants and chat about history.last_img read more

Agadir – A team of divers and a researcher specializing in underwater archeology discovered, Sunday, the remains of a British steamship which had wrecked off in 1918 near Sidi Toual beach, 15 km south of Agadir in the commune of Sidi Bidi (Shtouka Ait Baha province).Preliminary data shows that pieces of wreckage are scattered over 700 square meters, Azeddine Karra, underwater research specialist at the Culture Ministry, told MAP.The vestiges, found at the depth of 6-10 meters, include rusty doors, parts of the engine and large iron bars, he said. In a similar statement to MAP, Ait Baaziz, professional diver, said that the steamship “SS Baynyassa” was on a trade mission from Brazil to Gibraltar and changed its route towards the Agadir coast because of a mechanical failure. read more

“Many environmental problems in Iraq are so alarming that an immediate assessment and a clean-up plan are needed urgently,” said Pekka Haavisto, study chairman of a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report released in Geneva today. “The environment must be fully integrated into all reconstruction plans if the country is to achieve a strong and sustainable recovery.”Stressing the need for urgent measures to address humanitarian issues, the report cites as priorities restoring water supply and sanitation systems, and cleaning-up possible pollution “hot spots” and waste sites to reduce the risk of disease epidemics from accumulated municipal and medical wastes.The report says another priority should be a scientific assessment of sites struck with weapons containing depleted uranium (DU). It recommends guidelines be distributed immediately to military and civilian personnel and to the general public on how to minimize the risk of accidental exposure to DU. The intensive use of DU weapons has likely caused environmental contamination of as yet unknown levels and a study would require receiving precise coordinates of the targeted sites from the military.”Environmental protection is a humanitarian issue,” UNEP Executive Director Klaus Toepfer said. “Not only do environmental hazards threaten human health and well-being, but they can impede aid operations.”The report says action is needed to integrate environmental protection into the wider post-conflict clean up and reconstruction, including environmental impact studies and the use of environmentally friendly technologies for major reconstruction projects.Noting the need to build strong national institutions for long-term environmental management, the report declares: “The environment must be treated as a priority issue in the development of democratic governance and institutional structures. Working within a UN framework, national and international experts should be engaged in defining the institutional, legislative, capacity building and resource needs for effective and sustainable environmental management.” read more

‹ ›“Unlike the Millennium Development Goals, this has been a process that’s been the most open, transparent, broad, deep one that we’ve had in the United Nations ever,” Ms. Mohammed noted. “Often people say, ‘well you know, aren’t these too many goals? Can’t we just have a neat set of 8 or 10? Why do we need to have 17?’ The truth of the matter is that the world is not in such a neat shape that could be reflected in a neat set of goals. It’s in a pretty big mess and what these do is address that, address it in a much deeper way.” The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets contained in the new agenda aim at tackling key systemic barriers to sustainable development such as inequality, unsustainable consumption and production patterns, inadequate infrastructure and lack of decent jobs. “It’s about behaviour. It’s about livelihoods. It’s about lifestyles. It’s about how we consume and we produce because clearly we can no longer continue to test the planet the way that we do,” said Ms. Mohammed. “The one thing about this wonderful planet that we have, the home that we have, is that it can exist without us; we cannot exist without it.” “For the first time, we’re not putting a band-aid on the problem. We’re looking at the root causes. And unless we make the investments to look at those root causes, we are going to continue to have the conflicts escalate, we’re going to continue to see the damage in the environment, and more and more people are going to be excluded,” said Amina J. Mohammed, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning.In a recent interview with the UN News Service, Ms. Mohammed stressed that the resources needed to investment in this new agenda already exist and it is just a matter of unlocking them. “We can find the tools and the instruments that we need to make those monies work in the longer term and in the shorter term for humanity.” On 2 August, the UN’s 193 Member States agreed to an ambitious agenda that features 17 new Sustainable Development Goals that aim to end poverty, promote prosperity and people’s well-being while protecting the environment by 2030, concluding a negotiating process that has spanned more than two years and which featured the unprecedented participation of civil society.The Sustainable Development Goals, which world leaders will formally adopt at a special summit to be held in New York from 25 to 27 September, succeed the eight anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which wrap up at the end of 2015. read more

It’s a crucial part of the research process that’s often overlooked.Much energy is focused on gathering and analyzing data. Research data can include things like interview transcripts, measurements from laboratory instruments, answers to questionnaires, protein sequences and many other types of information as varied as the researchers themselves.The data and their interpretations are the stuff of discoveries and breakthroughs, leading to new or deeper insights that shape the world around us.But storing and securing this goldmine of information has often not been well thought out, leading to data getting lost in the system, being unavailable to the wider research community or even violating basic principles such as research participant confidentiality.To that end, the Canadian government has created a Draft Research Data Management Policy. Brock University, like many other research institutions that rely upon federal government research funding, is preparing a response to this draft policy.“This consultation is an opportunity for Brock as an institution and for the federal government to prepare for this future: What resources are in place? What resources are needed? How will these proposed requirements ensure greater return on research investments?” says Interim Associate Vice-President Research Michelle McGinn.  McGinn and officials from the Office of Research Services, the Research Ethics Office, the Library, and Information Technology Services have formed a group to gather feedback from the Brock research community and co-ordinate Brock’s response.The exercise is not just academic.“The draft policy indicates that researchers may be required to include a data management plan in their applications for federal government grants or as a condition for release of those funds,” says McGinn.She says once researchers publish their work, they’ll be required to deposit the associated research data in a recognized digital repository.The draft outlines key elements of a management plan, including:how data will be collected, documented, formatted, protected and preservedhow existing datasets will be used and what new data will be created over the course of the research projectwhether and how data will be sharedwhere data will be depositedIt also identifies those responsible for particular aspects of the plan, and spells out ethical, legal and commercial constraints data are subject to.McGinn describes how issues of data collection and storage play out in her collaboration on a research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.“Our project is predominantly interview based,” she says. Those interviews need to be shared with researchers from four Canadian universities and two international institutions.“Do we buy recorders that have a special proprietary format?” McGinn says. “Or do we have something that records in a broadly available format such as mp4 or wma so that anyone on the team can listen to them?“Where do we store those files so they’re secure and not available to just anyone?” she says adding that, at the moment, the team is using Microsoft Office 365’s One Drive, but not all the project’s researchers have institutional access to that system.Once a research project has finished, the question becomes, where should these data be stored long term and who should be allowed to access this information?Metadata Librarian John Dingle, who focuses on research data management, says there are a number of data hosting options, including: Brock University Dataverse, housed under the Ontario Council of University Libraries’ Scholars Portal Dataverse; the nation-wide Portage Network created by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries; and the fledgling Images and Data subcommunity within Brock’s Digital Repository.He notes that many disciplines already have data repositories in certain subject areas, such as genetics, and that the Library can connect researchers to these repositories.“There’s an increasing recognition that the research data that comes out of a project is as important as other more traditional forms of scholarly output,” says Dingle. “It’s important for being able to be transparent and reproducible in research but also gives opportunities for reuse and building on other peoples’ work.”Who is allowed to have access to these research data needs to be worked out at the very beginning of the research application process, says Manager of Research Ethics Lori Walker.This is mainly because research depends upon informed consent from any people participating in the research. People would need to agree not only to the project they’re involved in, but also to the use of their information in other research that may have similar purposes or even different purposes.Walker says in some research situations, people may have shared sensitive information that may put themselves, their families or communities at risk or disadvantage if made public.She says she is optimistic that the finalized Research Data Management Policy will strike the right balance due to the “energetic and positive culture towards this change at Brock.”“The end result is going to be an increase in the quality of research and the impact of research data, especially if information can be re-analyzed, and re-used by other researchers. That’s a very ethical thing, that you get the most use out of the data that people contributed.”The group encourages Brock researchers to provide feedback on the draft by: Providing comments to be incorporated into the collective response by Friday, Aug. 17or e-mailing comments directly to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada or the Canadian Institutes of Health Research by Friday, Aug. 31. read more

first_imgFears have been raised over the pressures on the care system as the National Audit Office warned that funding and staffing levels are not sustainable. In a damning report the public spending watchdog said the lack of prestige associated with working in care, poor career progression and low pay meant the sector struggled to retain staff. It said that the vacancy rate for registered nurses in care had more than doubled from 4.1 per cent in 2012-13 to 9 per cent in 2016-17, even as the total number of jobs dropped from 51,000 to 43,000 over the same period. In some cases local authorities said nursing homes had re-registered as care homes because they could not recruit the necessary nurses. One in three nurses working in care is aged over 55, the report added, prompting concerns that the staffing problems would get worse as current workers retired. Nurses in the care sector earn on average £27,900 per year, more than £3,000 less than the average pay for a registered nurse working in the NHS. The NAO said the Government had failed to demonstrate that the sector was sustainably funded and had not followed through on commitments to make working in care more attractive by offering better career development and training to staff.It also warned that a shortage of nursing home beds would put pressure on the NHS, and that lack of certainty over £2bn allocated to the sector in last year’s Budget was preventing proper staff planning. Amyas Morse, head of the NAO, said social care was a “Cinderella service”.”The Department needs to respond quickly to this challenge by giving the sector the attention it deserves and needs, instead of falling short and not delivering value for money,” he said.  Barbara Keeley MP, Labour’s  shadow cabinet minister for social care, said: “The National Audit Office’s message is clear: Tory cuts to local authority funding since 2010 have led to an increasingly unsustainable and fragmented social care workforce. ” Cllr Izzi Seccombe, chairman of the Local Government Association’s community wellbeing board, said: “This worrying report reflects the historic underfunding of social care which is putting severe pressure on the care workforce, the provider market and the availability of care.”A spokesman for the Department of Health and Social Care said: “We’ve provided an extra £2 billion funding to the sector and this week announced a further £150 million for next year – in the summer we will outline plans to reform social care to ensure it is sustainable for the future.”last_img read more

first_imgThe generous response we received was vital not just in helping SVP bring toys, food and assistance to 175,000 families at Christmas, but also in helping us support the many thousands of families in need throughout 2014.A spokesperson told that the ads were most likely paid for using corporate donations and not donations to local SVP charities, as the money sent locally is used locally by each branch.He said that SVP wanted to “thank people – they have been so generous in the annual appeal time in November and December”.He said that a lot of people “are struggling themselves” and that there was also an impact from the charity top-ups scandal. Calls for help from SVP have more than doubled in the past five years.“In the circumstances this year we felt that people were particularly generous,” he said. “A lot of people are struggling themselves but managing to find money for SVP.”Despite the generosity, the charity estimates that donations were down by about 10 per cent this year. There was an impact in the middle of December, but recovery was seen in the last week coming up to Christmas, particularly online.When it emerged that SVP needed not just money, but other items, people responded. “That’s what the thank you is for – not just for the financial donations, but the donations of toys and indeed food as well,” said the spokesperson. “We got a great response in the last 10 days before Christmas.”He said the ads were “the most economic way to say thank you to people in a general way”.Read: St Vincent de Paul appeals for money and toys as donations fall> AS CHRISTMAS 2013 approached, St Vincent de Paul had to appeal for money and toys due to a drop in donations.Now, a month later, the charity has taken out ads in newspapers thanking those who contributed to the ‘We can’t do it alone’ appeal.The ads contain a thank you from SVP National President Geoff Meagher, where he says that:last_img read more

first_imgJust last week we were taking solace in the locomotive limitations of robotkind. Sure, machines can beat us at Jeopardy now, but if push comes to shove, at least we can outrun the thing, right? Nope. Now we’ve got to contend with cheetah robots.Boston Dynamics, the creators of the creepy BigDog robotic pack mule, are working on a speedy new four-legged robot modeled after the world’s fastest land animal. The robot will also be able to “zigzag to chase and evade.”Whereas the Big Dog was designed as an all-terrain transportation device, carrying up to 300 pounds through treacherous locals, neither Boston Dynamics, nor Darpa, the military department that awarded the company with a contract for the new cat-like robot, have revealed what function such a speedy robot would serve–though odds seem pretty good that the whole thing involves a lot of screaming and fleeing.last_img read more

first_imgArchos 97 Titanium HD : une tablette tactile haute résolution dans la gamme ElementsLe fabricant Archos a annoncé la prochaine sortie d’une nouvelle tablette tactile Android. Baptisée 97 Titanium HD, elle est équipée d’un écran 9,7 pouces et d’une résolution Retina de 2048 x 1536 pixels.Alors que les tablettes tactiles font partie des cadeaux stars achetés pour Noël, l’année 2013 ne sera vraisemblablement pas en reste du côté des nouveaux modèles et les annonces ont même déjà commencé ! Sur son site, le fabricant Archos a ainsi dévoilé sa dernière création : une nouvelle tablette baptisée 97 Titanium HD qui entre dans sa gamme Elements.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Basée sous Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), elle est équipée d’un écran IPS de 9,7 pouces avec une résolution de 2048 x 1536 pixels. Ajouté à cela, elle est dotée d’un processeur Dual Core de type A9 cadencé à 1.6 GHz, d’un GPU Quad core Mali400, et de 1 Go de RAM. Côté photo, la 97 Titanium dispose d’un capteur de 2 mégapixels à l’avant et de 5 mégapixels au dos. De quoi prendre de jolis clichés à stocker sur 8 Go de mémoire flash extensible grâce à un port MicroSD. Côté connectivité, la tablette possède le Wi-Fi mais pas le Bluetooth. Si ces caractéristiques ont de quoi allécher, Archos n’a pas donné d’informations quant au prix de sa tablette HD. C’est pourtant ce qui pourrait lui permettre de concurrencer les autres modèles HD déjà présents sur le marché et dont les prix avoisinent les 400 euros. De même, le fabricant n’a pas dévoilé la date de sortie 97 Titanium HD. Le 24 décembre 2012 à 15:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgThe World Soy Foundation (WSF) recently received an exciting update from the field that emphasizes how the power of soy is helping children. WSF provided 1,266 bags of soybeans to Food for the Poor and partners in Guatemala where the soybeans nourished 13,895 people, including kids like Hector and his classmates.Hector lives in a hardworking and remote farming community where the children’s education is getting a boost from soybeans. Recognizing that children need proper nutrition to learn as well as grow, Food for the Poor helped the community install a small processing machine to make soy milk and other foods for the children from the soybeans.The soy is also the source of a business education. They trained two young women to make the soy foods as well as manage sales of the foods to the community of about 100 people.In addition to Hector, beneficiaries of the soybeans ranged from orphanages to a vocational school for 1,200 boys. With your support, WSF can reach even more children.Donate the value of ONE ACRE OF SOYBEANS today—Your gift today will make a significant impact in the lives of children and families as the World Soy Foundation strives to reduce malnutrition through the power of soy. Join the Acre Challenge and give the gift of protein today!How to donate: Click on the Donate Now button above; Visit and click on the “donate now” button on the top right hand side of the webpage or send your check to:World Soy Foundation12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 100St. Louis, MO 63141World Soy Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization so contributions are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes to the extent allowed by law under section 170 of the IRS Code.last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a woman accused of sleeping with and even drugging men she met at clubs in Miami Beach and Miami, before robbing them.Liz Rios, 21, stole thousands of dollars worth of clothing, jewelry and accessories from five men, in July and August, police said. Each time, she met her victim at a club, then robbed them in the morning after sleeping with them the night before.Rios faced a judge in bond court, Friday morning, to face the latest charges for robbing two more victims. She previously faced a judge after she was accused of robbing three men, but since then, two more have come forward.In the most recent case, Rios wasn’t the only suspect. According to the arrest affidavit, “the victims invited two unknown females, whom were introduced by a friend over to have fun.”The incident happened at the Icon Brickell condominium. After the victims fell asleep, both Rios and another woman, who is still at large, stole “a diamond Rolex watch, Gucci sandals, more than $110 in cash, a designer belt and wallet.”“We’re trying to identify her counterpart in this matter,” Lt. Freddie Cruz of Miami Police said. “When they woke up, the victims realized that all their belongings were taken: fashion belt, shoes, Rolex watches jewelry, unknown amount of money, and again these two women have taken off.”She was already accused of sleeping and drugging men she had met at clubs. Rios met her first victim at Story Nightclub in late July, police said, before sleeping with him at his apartment. She then made him breakfast, which is when, the victim believes, he was drugged.“The victim felt extremely sleepy after eating the breakfast,” Miami Police Officer Christopher Bess said, “so he went into a very deep sleep.”When he woke up, he “felt highly disoriented and confused,” according to a police report. “He discovered that [Rios] was missing with his gold Rolex watch with diamonds, and his gold Cuban link necklace.”Bess said the jewelry is worth more than $40,000.In August, Rios met her second victim at LIV Night Club and then slept with him in his hotel room, police said. The next day, the victim said, Rios was gone, along with his jewelry and clothing.According to an arrest form, “Video surveillance captured the suspect carrying two bags, one of which was identified by the victim as his Louis Vuitton duffel bag.”Police said Rios met her third victim inside Dream Nightclub, later in August, then slept with him. When he woke up, he told police he realized Rios had stolen about $13,500 in valuables from him. Police were led to Rios by surveillance footage and fingerprints left at the crime scene.Rios is charged with multiple counts of grand theft and drug possession. She is being held without bond.“This is something that we’re seeing a little more frequently,” Cruz said. “It does have us worried here in the City of Miami.”Police have a warning for club-goers during the holiday season. “We encourage you to go out, have a great time, however, be extremely careful,” Bess said.Rios is being held in jail on a $15,000 bond for two counts of grand theft.Police believe there may be other victims in this case. If you believe you might have been a victim, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:35Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:33?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Watch: Amit Shah’s Bengaluru roadshowcenter_img Popular network carrier Airtel announced a new feature on its multi-media app Airtel TV that will offer the latest update about the ongoing Lok Sabha 2019 elections in India.Airtel TV users will now be able to see the special ‘Election 2019’ section to access curated content from across sources – live news TV channels, short news bulletins, collection of top interviews and expert analysis, all on a single screen.Furthermore, Airtel TV app users will also have access to exclusive election news bulletins from Editorji. This will include Daily Election capsules – “Election Express with Vikram” hosted by renowned journalist Vikram Chandra. Election 2019 section on Airtel TV will be offered in multi-lingual options.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaConsidering multi-lingual diversity of India, Airtel TV app’s ‘Election 2019’ section will have state wise election updates in eight regional languages – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati and Oriya, besides English and Hindi. “General Elections in India are high interest and high engagement event and people are constantly looking for news and analysis around the event. With Airtel TV’s special election section, we have made the app the one stop shop for all election-related updates – curated in convenient and snackable format. In particular, there is curiosity around what’s happening in a customer’s state/constituency, so we are making state wise updates available in regional languages to drive stickiness. Meanwhile, customers can easily switch from their favorite movies and shows to election on Airtel TV with a single touch of the screen,”  Sameer Batra, CEO – Content & Apps, Bharti Airtel said in a statement.In a related development, voters are advised not to take phones to the poll booths. Except the officials deployed for election duty and the police personnel, all are banned to use or take mobiles within 100 meters radius of the polling booth. Airtel TV is offering special Election 2019 sectionAirtel TV on Apple iTunes Store (screen-grab)If people are found violating the order, they will be charged under various Indian Penal codes including the Representation of the People Act.Also, if any citizen comes across candidates indulging in malpractices such as voter appeasement activities offering money, sari, consumer goods in their constituency, they can register a complaint with image or video evidence to Election Commission via cVIGIL smartphone app. There is also an anonymous option so that users can file a complaint without divulging personal information.last_img read more

first_imgkishoreganjA Class-V girl was allegedly raped by a neighbour at Tulshigram village in Karimganj upazila of Kishoreganj on Saturday evening, reports UNB.Police arrested the accused, Kanan Mia, 50, son of late Abu Taher of the village.Locals said Kanan seduced the girl into going to a haor in the evening where he violated her.Hearing victim’s screams, a woman rushed in and rescued the girl but the rapist fled the scene.The victim was first taken to Upazila Health Complex from where she was sent to Kishoreganj General Hospital for medical test.On information, police arrested the accused from the village, said Md Mominul Islam, officer-in-charge of Karimganj police station.last_img read more

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /25:12 On Party Politics this week, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus are going to catch you up on the week’s political news:Texas:Texas Ag. Commissioner Sid Miller appointed a campaign donor to the state’s Rural Health Task ForceHow’re Texas schools doing?Facebook’s Zuckerberg Vs. Senator Ted CruzU.S Rep. Blake Farenthold resigns from congressNational:FBI raids President Donald Trump’s personal attorneys’ officeSyria using chemical weapons killing at least 40 peopleSouth Carolina Congressman Ralph Norman pulls a gun at a town hall with constituents Listencenter_img AP X And finally Jay and Brandon discuss Speaker Of The House Paul Ryan’s decision not to run for reelection. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email Politics is produced by Edel Howlin and our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander. This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Sharelast_img read more

first_imgThe book was released by Szilveszter Bus, Ambassador-Designate of Hungary. The launch was followed by an illustrated lecture, Amrita Sher-Gil, Paris, and the Bloomsbury Group, by an art historian Giles Tillotson and a special screening of the film, Amrita Sher-Gil: The Bridge Builder, directed by Ebrahim Alkazi.The book talks about Amrita Sher-Gil’s journey between the polarities when she remained unacknowledged during her life and considered an icon post her death. Did the Ajanta caves and Gauguin influence Amrita’s works? How was she as a person and as an artist? Was her work in India indeed of unequal quality as often considered to be? In this collection, Karl Khandalavala, G H R Tillotson, K G Subramanyan, and N Iqbal Singh, among others, ponder these and other aspects of Amrita’s short but impactful life dedicated to art. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’With Charles Fábri’s fictional account of the travails of a young artist in Lahore in the 1940s carrying an unmistakable resemblance with the influential and avant-garde artist, the volume also includes a piece by Amrita on her evolution as an artist. Accompanied by rare black and white and colour visuals, this book brings together modern and contemporary critiques as well as early writings by past masters that have largely remained inaccessible until now.last_img read more

first_imgThe next time a hangover hits you hard the morning after a late-night party, look in the mirror to see if your hair is turning white or your hairline is receding.Yes, age is a major factor in the way drinking affects you. Worsening impact of hangovers are a reminder that drinking in moderation would be a better idea, say health experts.“The capacity of our liver to cope with alcohol reduces with age. The alcohol metabolising enzyme reduces and the body fat increases reducing muscle mass, thus increasing the effect of alcohol,” said Dr Rahul Tambe, general physician from Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital in Mumbai in an email. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Elderly people are often on multiple medication which interferes with alcohol metabolism. Losing weight causes reduced distribution of alcohol in body causing greater intoxication and hangover,” he added.According to Dr Yogesh Batra, senior consultant (gastroenterology) at BLK Super Specialty Hospital in New Delhi, with age, there is an accumulation of substances like acetaldehyde in the liver which are the by-products of alcohol metabolism and are one of the “incriminating agents” responsible for hangovers.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“There is brain degeneration with age and the toxic products tend to hit the brain harder. There is a tendency towards dehydration as the ageing population tends to drink less water which leads to hangovers,” Dr Batra said. Hangover or veisalgia is usually experienced after an alcoholic over-indulgence. The symptoms experienced range from a simple headache to severe nausea, vomiting, giddiness, fatigue and sweating. In some people, it can even lead to anxiety or panic attacks.  Severity of hangover depends on amount of alcohol intake, frequency of heavy drinking and food intake. Is there a cure for hangover?  “Eat more before and after the alcoholic consumption. Besides eating, drinking loads of fluids will also help. Lime water is the best fluid which can be consumed before and after the alcoholic consumption,” advises Dr Deepak Verma, general physician from Columbia Asia Hospital in Ghaziabad. Alcohol consumption can irritate the stomach lining, leading to gastritis. So, food and fluids taken before and after alcoholic consumption help to reduce the gastric irritation, the experts note.Hangover is best dealt with adequate sleep or rest, plenty of liquids and food. “Losing weight leads to even worse hangovers. Since the effective alcohol concentration in the body is going to be more hence those who lose weight should reduce drinking,” says Dr Batra. In the end, preventing a hangover is easy —drink in moderation, space out your drinks, have plenty of water and eat. But then who doesn’t know this?last_img read more

first_img Even though some intern probably just screwed up, if the Patriots and Vikings both win this weekend, the conspiracies will be flying out of Philly and Jacksonville. On the bright side for the Jags and Eagles, this is about the best bulletin board material possible to play the disrespect card. Advertisement There will always be a contingent of NFL fans that believe the league is rigged in a grand conspiracy to benefit the Patriots. The league only emboldened the tinfoil hat crowd when it posted a premature Super Bowl LI contest announcement to its official Facebook page.The post featured a graphic with Tom Brady and Case Keenum, and announced a Patriots/Vikings Super Bowl matchup. Oops. It has since been removed.last_img read more

first_imgThe German Election: Street Fighter II Turbo Style by Martin Brinkmann on September 21, 2017 in Games, Misc – Last Update: May 22, 2018 – 10 commentsBundesfighter II Turbo is a free Street Fighter II Turbo clone for Windows and Mac in which you play one of six major candidates of the upcoming German election.The game features a classic 16-bit soundtrack and design, and runs without installation on Windows. You need to insert a coin with a tap on the C-key to add credits and start playing.Once you have done so, you are asked to pick one of the six available candidates. Available for selection are chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), the SPD contender Martin Schulz, Sarah Wagenknecht (Die Linke), Alexander Gauland (AFD), Christian Lindner (FDP), and Oezdehardt, a two-headed creature with the heads of Cem Özdemir  and Katrin Göring-Eckardt (Grüne).Basic controls are for Player 1 / Player 2:Light Attack: C and I.Heavy Attack: V and O.Special Attack 1 (one power bar): B and PSpecial Attack 2 (full power bar) B and PThe game is pure slapstick comedy and should not be taken seriously.It is full of insider jokes and dark comedy, but this appeals mostly to gamers who follow German politics.Each candidate comes with a unique set of moves and a special attack. If you play Martin Schulz for instance, you can use the special attack to drive a train over the other candidate; Christian Linder’s light attack opens a bottle of champagne, and Angela Merkel’s special attack 1 summons former chancellor Helmut Kohl who falls on the opponent.You can play story mode, which pits you against all six candidates one after the other, or versus mode to play against another human player on the same machine.Check out this video if you would like to see moving pictures before you download the game:Closing WordsI thought long and hard whether to review Bundesfighter II Turbo or not. I made the decision to do so, but would like to make it clear that Ghacks is an apolitical blog. I don’t want flamewars in the comment section, and will make sure of that.Stay on topic, talk about the game, the idea, and whether you think something like this is a good idea, or a bad one.SummaryArticle NameThe German Election: Street Fighter II Turbo StyleDescriptionBundesfighter II Turbo is a free Street Fighter II Turbo clone for Windows and Mac in which you play one of six major candidates of the upcoming German election.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img High-resolution microvasculature of a mouse ear are shown using the UW’s optical imaging technique called microangiography.February 10, 2014 — Millions of people each year remove wrinkles, soften creases and plump up their lips by injecting a gel-like material into their facial tissue. These cosmetic procedures are sometimes called “liquid facelifts” and are said to be minimally invasive. News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more “Our niche is imaging the microvascular system,” said team member Siavash Yousefi, a UW graduate student in bioengineering.  Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Ruikang Wang, a UW professor of bioengineering, and his lab pioneered this fine-resolution imaging, called optical micro-angiography. It can turn out 3-D images of the body’s vascular network by shining a light onto the tissue without touching it or adding any fluorescent dyes. Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more 12PreviousNext Some practitioners suggest using massage and warm compresses to treat the area, while others tell patients to take aspirin, but the field doesn’t have a standard course of action for treating these complications, Chang said. She has been called in for several emergencies to treat other practitioners’ patients who show signs of a failed procedure. This can lead to tissue death and even blindness if the affected area is near the eyes.With this new understanding, practitioners can try to reverse the effect of vascular blockage by injecting an enzyme that dissolves hyaluronic acid fillers. The research team is now testing all types of available cosmetic fillers to see if their results hold on each brand and evaluating new treatments for reversing procedure complications. Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  She presented the results in November at the annual meeting of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She showed that filler injections into blood vessels are most likely the cause of tissue death and other complications associated with the cosmetic procedure. Related Content Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more News | February 10, 2014 Facelift Complications Eased With Help of 3-D Imaging Technique Using this technology, Chang and her team saw that complications arose when filler was inadvertently injected into the bloodstream rather than in the intended soft tissues of the face. The gel builds up in a vessel, blocking blood movement and oxygen exchange. The team tested this in the ears of mice, which offer a model of what can happen in the blood vessels of a human face, Chang said. In this image the cosmetic filler (green) is shown blocking a major vein in a mouse ear. This scenario can happen in human faces during facelift procedures. Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems In this image the cosmetic filler (green) is shown blocking a major vein in a mouse ear. This scenario can happen in human faces during facelift procedures. New imaging technology from University of Washington engineers allows scientists to analyze what happens within the smallest blood vessels during an injection. This finding could be used to prevent accidents during procedures and help clinicians reverse ill effects if an injection doesn’t go as planned. Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more The optical imaging technique operates on the same concept as ultrasound. This technique uses light to repeatedly scan tissue cross-sections, delineating unmoving pieces (surrounding tissues) from moving segments (blood cells in vessels). Researchers compare image frames and piece together the complex visual web. “We can visualize how blood responds to the cosmetic filler gel, even looking at the responses of each individual vessel,” Wang said. 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 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 This image shows a mouse ear after a successful cosmetic filler injection. The filler, in green, rests in the tissue without blocking the blood vessels and veins. Other applications of the technology include analyzing how wounds heal, tracking what happens during strokes and traumatic brain injuries and imaging human eyes to study diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. High-resolution microvasculature of a mouse ear are shown using the UW’s optical imaging technique called microangiography. Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Cosmetic filler procedures have surged worldwide in recent years, particularly in Europe and Asia. In 2012, about 2 million procedures were performed in the United States. Up to 800 patients reportedly suffered serious complications, including potentially permanent disfigurement. “Our lab is trying to develop novel and clinically useful biomedical imaging techniques for early diagnosis, treatment and management of human diseases,” Wang said. “Using this technology to better understand facelift complications is a perfect example that fulfills this mission.” “Filler-induced tissue death can be a really devastating complication for the patient and provider,” said Shu-Hong (Holly) Chang, a UW assistant professor of ophthalmology specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery. “This noninvasive imaging technique provides far better detail than I’ve ever seen before and helped us figure out why this is happening.” During the procedure, a practitioner injects the gel-like solution, often a natural substance called hyaluronic acid, multiple times into a person’s face. Restriction of blood to the tissues, called ischemia, often doesn’t show up until later, when the patient develops pain and sees changes on the surface of the skin, meaning the tissue is dying. It’s rare, but sometimes things go wrong. In a matter of minutes, patients’ skin can turn red or blotchy white and the injected area becomes painful. Vital blood supply to the face is restricted and if untreated, parts of the tissue will die. That scenario is irreversible and can leave deep scars. Physicians haven’t been able to pinpoint why this happens because until now it was difficult to see how the injected fluid, or filler, behaves in facial tissue. This technology can see blood vessels as small as 5 microns in diameter. last_img read more