‘Addiction shifting to hinterland’

first_imgPanaji: The Goa State AIDS Control Society (GSACS) will approach the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) under the Union Health Ministry seeking permission and funds to conduct a baseline survey of drug addicts to control HIV/AIDS.Dr. Jose D’Sa, project director of GSACS, told The Hindu on Friday that this decision was taken at a meeting of the executive committee of the society on Thursday after some doctors said they get patients (drug addicts) not only from the State’s vulnerable coastline but even from the hinterland.He said it is time the society assesses the number of drug addicts in the State to take up a programme of injecting drug addicts to control HIV/AIDSDr. D’Sa said that considering the present scenario on HIV/AIDS in Goa there has been a decline in the number of patients in recent years, which is a good trend.last_img read more

Local authorities rescue crashed paraglider

first_img Posted: March 9, 2018 Mike McKinnon III Local authorities rescue crashed paraglider Lifeguards are working to rescue a paraglider who made a hard landing on the face of a sea bluff above Black’s Beach in the Torrey Pines area.It’s unclear if the stranded person has suffered any injuries. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Mike McKinnon III, March 9, 2018last_img

Pacific Legal Foundation files lawsuit challenging Californias Gag Rule on union membership

first_img Posted: August 6, 2019 August 6, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – On Tuesday, July 30, Pacific Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit challenging California’s “Gag Rule” on union membership. The case involves two San Diego employees.Last year, the Supreme Court emphasized in Janus v. AFSCME that public employees have a First Amendment right to refuse to pay a union, and “must choose to support the union before anything is taken from them.” Before the state can authorize a union to deduct dues payments from employee paychecks, workers must give their clear permission.After Janus, UC San Diego employees Mike Jackson and Tory Smith tried to exercise their rights by resigning their Teamsters membership. The union denied their demand, saying they were locked into membership until the collective bargaining agreement expires in 2022.When they asked the university’s human resources department how to resign, they were told a California state law—a Gag Rule statute—expressly prohibits the university from talking to them about their constitutional rights related to union membership and dues. PLF, on behalf of Jackson and Smith, filed the lawsuit challenging the “Gag Rule” and affirming their right to resign from the union.KUSI Contributor Jan Goldsmith explained the lawsuit in detail on Good Morning San Diego.To read a copy of the complain, click here. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Pacific Legal Foundation files lawsuit challenging California’s ‘Gag Rule’ on union membership Categories: California News, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Jan Goldsmith, Pacific Legal Foundation FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

TMobile pitches a free year of MLBTV to baseball fans

first_img2:42 Now playing: Watch this: Baseball season is almost here.  Mike Zarrilli / Getty Images T-Mobile is teeing up for another season as Major League Baseball’s official wireless sponsor. MLB’s opening day is Thursday. To get customers primed for the great American pastime, T-Mobile is offering a full season of MLB.TV at no additional cost to its regular monthly subscribers.The subscription, the All Teams plan, includes hundreds of out-of-market baseball games and would regularly cost almost $120. You cn use All Teams on up to 10 supported devices like smartphones, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Samsung smart TVs, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. T-Mobile subscribers can get this deal and others by using the T-Mobile Tuesdays app or website between Tuesday and April 1. T-Mobile’s Digits, pay per day, pay as you go, data-only and voice-only plans aren’t eligible. “We love baseball, and clearly, so do our customers! They streamed nearly 3 million hours of baseball with MLB.TV in 2018 – two times more than the year prior,” John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, said in a statement. Tags Mobile 1center_img Comment Share your voice Baseball, tennis and golf simulators show you how to… T-Mobilelast_img read more

Jaguar Drives XF 20l Petrol to India Priced at ₹4830 Lakh

first_imgTata-owned Jaguar Land Rover on Monday announced the launch of the XF 2.0l petrol sedan in India, priced at 48.30 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The company, which launched the diesel version of XF back in February last year, will assemble the all new sedan at its plant in Pune. The car is powered by a1999 cc, inline 4 petrol engines which can generate a power of 240 hp and torque of 340 N. The vehicle accelerates from 0-100 kmph in 7.9 seconds and offers a top speed of 194 kmph. It is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.”Jaguar XF 2.0L petrol engine is a great value proposition for customers, offering best in class power output and torque in the segment. The 2.0L petrol engine comes with class leading features like the rear camera, TV Tuner, full size spare wheels, sun-roof and navigation which are standard,” the company said in a statement.Jaguar XF comes in three variants: XF Luxury, XF Premium and XFR. The new model comes with auto-leveling Xenon headlamps and daytime running lights. Other features include dual-zone climate control, electric sunroof, blue halo illumination, electrically operated rear windscreen blind, rear camera, TV Tuner and satellite navigation.”The Jaguar XF 2.0L petrol engine is a definite head turner and an excellent sedan that combines elegant design, luxurious style and classy appeal. Jaguar XF has been our most popular premium sedan model in India and is well received and appreciated by our customers,” said Rohit Suri, Vice President, Jaguar Land Rover, India.last_img read more

BSMMUs firstever liver transplant surgery successful

first_imgBSMMUBangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) has conducted the first-ever liver transplant surgery, demonstrating the public hospital’s progress in modern healthcare service.The surgery was successfully conducted on Monday on a 20-year-old youth who had been diagnosed with Liver Cirrhosis in 2017, professor Zulfiqar Rahman Khan, head of BSMMU’s Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Liver Transplant Surgery department, told a press briefing on Tuesday, reports UNB.He said it was a free surgery as the mother of the youth donated part of her liver to her son.Khan said a team of 50 physicians took part in the 18-hour long operation that began at 6am on Monday. “It’s a historic achievement for us. With the successful operation, we’ve started liver transplantation service at the BSMMU.”Health and family welfare minister Zahid Maleque who was also present at the briefing said the successful liver transplantation at the BSMMU is a milestone in the public healthcare sector of Bangladesh.”I visited the patient and his mother. They both are doing well. I urge you all to pray for their speedy recovery,” the minister added.He also hoped that patients will not show much interest in going abroad for liver transplantation as the BSMMU has initiated such a great healthcare service.last_img read more

In forty jumps scientists model scales of quarks to quasars

first_img Ray-tracing software lets researchers visualize science with greater fidelity “Graphics displays have faced a limitation due to their digital nature,” Hanson explained to PhysOrg.com. “For example, handling large ranges in detail is out of the range of standard hardware, such as accelerated graphics cards. With this new system, we can create an accurate, interactive experience, with continuous scaling over different scale ranges. You can wander continuously throughout the universe without any anomalies.”Fu and Hanson’s work tackles several problems that past systems have faced: focusing on objects at different distances, depth perception, and speed. As Hanson explains, it’s a bit like looking at a ladybug on your nose with the galaxy in the background. To improve these areas, the scientists developed a graphics software system that provides a continuously scalable visualization in three dimensions. Citation: In ‘forty jumps,’ scientists model scales of quarks to quasars (2007, January 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-01-forty-scientists-scales-quarks-quasars.html Hanson and Fu designed their software by extending the powers-of-ten framework, shown for common objects in this table. Image Credit: Andrew Hanson, et al. © 2006 IEEE. Comprehending the smallness of a quark or the hugeness of the observable universe is a challenge that most of us find difficult, yet captivating. Placing vastly different scales side by side to explore their relationship amounts to a task not even computers have mastered efficiently. Recently, scientists Chi-Wing (Philip) Fu and Andrew Hanson have developed a visualization system of the universe that may help scientists, educators and film viewers better understand size on a journey through the universe. The content of the system—stars, galaxies, supernovae, etc.—comes from an extraordinary collection of data from exploration systems such as the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the Bright Star Catalogue, Hubble and other telescopes. In their study, Fu and Hanson present a “powers-of-ten journey,” starting, e.g., from Earth (107 m) up through the solar system (1013), the Pleiades cluster (1018), the Andromeda galaxy (1023), and beyond (see figure).Like previous computer graphics programs studying outer space, Fu and Hanson predict that this system could not only have use for astronomers and physicists studying the universe, but for educational and commercial purposes, as well. IMAX shows and planetarium presentations have excited young enthusiasts with their realistic animations, and as computational power continues to grow, the public can also benefit from Fu and Hanson’s scale visualization technology.“Our motivation was to create a framework for a real-time digital planetarium,” said Hanson. “With this framework, we’ve created a series of layers of objects across an enormous scale range, all on a single screen.”Citation: Fu, Chi-Wing and Hanson, Andrew J. “A Transparently Scalable Visualization Architecture for Exploring the Universe.” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 13, No. 1, January/February 2007.By Lisa Zyga, Copyright 2006 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com.center_img Because a normal “zoom” feature would take an impractical amount of time due to the vast precision required, Fu and Hanson used a new approach: power-scaled coordinates (PSC). The scientists were inspired by a film called “Powers of Ten” by Eames and Eames, which itself was based on the 1957 children’s book Cosmic View: The Universe in Forty Jumps by Boeke. “We asked ourselves, ‘how do you provide that experience [of the film]?’” said Hanson. “We extend that ‘powers of ten’ framework by making this system interactive instead of pre-computed and pre-stored.”Fu and Hanson’s PSC system works by representing coordinates and vectors using logarithmic scaling methods, enabling the system to handle all scales in a single context for interactive control by the user. One of the novel PSC-based ideas in the architecture is a “depth rescaling method,” which can project objects across extreme scales with the needed precision by distorting the vertices of distant background objects. Also, to accelerate the rendering of objects during navigation, the system uses “environmental caching” and “object disappearance” to develop pre-rendered backgrounds and ignore objects that are not large or luminous enough to appear on the screen. On a desktop computer, the program achieves interactive speeds. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. From the top left and moving across, this powers-of-ten journey shows Earth (red line represents the ISS) (107 m), Earth and satellites (108 m), solar system (1013 m), Pleiades (1018 m), extrasolar planets (1018 m), and the Milky Way and Large Magellanic Cloud (1023 m). Image Credit: Andrew Hanson, et al. © 2006 IEEE.last_img read more