first_img David Muise, Sydney Ian MacLean, Pictou Rollie Thompson, Halifax Cathy Dalziel, Halifax Fae Shaw, Halifax Judith Ann McPhee, Halifax Lynn Connors, Kentville Karen Leslie Hudson, Halifax Darrell Dexter, Dartmouth Roderick (Rory) Rogers, Halifax Timothy Daley, New Glasgow Sean Layden, Dartmouth Dianne Lynn McGrath, Sydney Shawna Yvonne Hoyte, Halifax “I congratulate all recipients on this special designation,” said Mr. Landry. “An independent committee has recognized these individuals for their commitment to serving the justice system, their communities and all Nova Scotians.” Queen’s Counsel appointment criteria includes a minimum of 15 years as a member of the bar of Nova Scotia, demonstration of professional integrity, good character and outstanding contributions to the practice of law. The Queen’s Counsel Advisory Committee is chaired by Chief Justice Michael MacDonald. Other members of the committee include Alice Almond, Janice Beaton, Robert Dickson, Ronald MacDonald, Harvey McPhee, Harry Munro, Terry Roane, William Ryan, Kimberley Turner, and John W. Traves. Justice Minister and Attorney General Ross Landry announced today, Feb. 25, the Queen’s Counsel Advisory Committee recommendation for the appointment of 14 lawyers as recipients of the prestigious Queen’s Counsel designation. The appointees are: last_img read more

first_imgLondon: Glaciers become the largest supplier of water to some of Asia’s major river basins during droughts, fulfilling the basic needs of 221 million people when water shortages are at their worst, a study has found. The study, published in journal Nature, has important economic and social implications for a region that is vulnerable to drought. Climate change is causing most of the region’s glaciers to shrink. Hamish Pritchard, a glaciologist at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) in the UK, said that the melt-water is important for the people living downstream when the rains fail and water shortages are at their worst. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’According to researchers, each summer, glaciers release 36 cubic kilometres of water — equivalent to 14 million Olympic swimming pools — to these rivers. This is enough water to cater to the needs of 221 million people. The high-mountain region of Asia, known as the Third Pole, including the Himalayas, has 95,000 glaciers in total. About 800 million people are partly dependent on their melt-water. However, this supply is unsustainable because climate change is causing the region’s glaciers to lose 1.6 times more water than they gain each year from new snowfall. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in ChinaResearchers analysed estimates of the glacier contribution with the amount of precipitation in average years and in drought years. They used climate datasets and hydrological modelling to calculate the volume of glacier water entering and leaving the region’s major river basins. “Even in high-mountain Asia, they are remote and cover quite a small part of the region. It turns out that they are particularly valuable to society as a natural store of water that keeps the rivers flowing through summer, even through long droughts,” Pritchard said. Against a background of increasing drought-related water and food shortages and malnutrition, which have been predicted with high confidence for the coming decades, Pritchard said that Asia’s glaciers will play an increasingly important part in protecting downstream populations from drought-induced spikes in water stress.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the government’s own advisers had now admitted that the country’s economy was in a “deep mess” and asked the Centre to remonetise it by putting money in the hands of “the needy and not the greedy”. He also said the Congress had been cautioning about the state of the economy for long. “Government’s own economic advisors have finally acknowledged what we cautioned for long – India’s economy is in a deep mess. “Now, accept our solution and remonetise the economy, by putting money back in the hands of the needy and not the greedy,” Gandhi wrote on Twitter.last_img

first_imgDAWSON CITY, Yn – Unseasonably warm weather in Yukon is cold comfort for residents of Dawson City who depend on an ice bridge across the Yukon River to connect the community during the winter months.The territorial government’s plans to create an “ice Band-Aid” to the Yukon River outside the community have been suspended because balmy conditions are thwarting efforts to freeze a 90-metre gap of open water between Dawson and West Dawson.Highways and Public Works Minister Richard Mostyn announced $200,000 last month to spray ice water over the gap in an effort to promote freeze-up.A social media post from him on Monday says warm weather has impeded the project.Daytime temperatures did not fall below freezing on several days last week, although Environment Canada lists the average January high for the community at -22.A ferry connects Dawson City in the summer and the river usually freezes shortly after the ferry stops operating, but the ice has not formed for the second year in a row, forcing at least 100 residents to make a 10 to 15 kilometre detour by foot, ski or snowmobile.At the time the ice bridge plan was announced in December, Mostyn said he was “fairly confident” of success but offered no guarantees, saying the territory would have to be innovative because “the climate is not what it once was.”Mostyn’s latest update on the project says the government will have more details about it in the coming days. (CKRW)last_img read more

Rabat – The law will be discussed and approved in the Tunisian parliament before it goes into effect.The Tunisian president, Beji Caid Essebsi, launched the initiative in August last year on the occasion of the International Women’s Day. t, August 13, 2017.Many conservative Tunisians opposed the president’s move, arguing that it goes against the Quran which states that men should inherit the double of what women should. The president however stood by his initial move, saying that citizens in Tunisia will have the freedom of choosing to whether follow the Sharia Islamic Law or the constitution.Read also: Tunisia’s Ennahda Challenges Newly Proposed Inheritance Equality LawEssebsi’s initiative, which was launched under the slogan “Equality: A Right, Not a Privilege,” was based on the Tunisian constitution that upholds ‘Citizenship, the will of the people, and the supremacy of the law.’Essebsi’s insistence on gender equality , received heavy criticism in Tunisia and in other Islamic countries.Rights activists and the feminist movements in Morocco have also been calling for a reform in inheritance regulations. Earlier this year, in March, Moroccan public figures, including university professors, lawyers, doctors, launched a petition to abolish the Ta’sib inheritance law. They argued that Morocco should adopt a rights-based inheritance law that preserves women’s right to equal treatment in inheritance. read more

TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed sharply higher amid expectations that China will move to counter its economic slowdown, but an earnings report from Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. failed to inspire investors.The S&P/TSX composite index jumped 81.88 points to 14,260.72. The Canadian dollar fell 0.23 of a cent to 90.42 cents US.BlackBerry CEO John Chen says he is focused on growing the struggling smartphone company and has no intention of moving its main operations outside Canada.The Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry, which has been restructuring and cutting costs in the last year, posted a fourth-quarter loss of US$423 million or 80 cents per share diluted in its latest quarter. This compared with a profit of $98 million or 19 cents per diluted share a year ago.However, excluding one-time items, BlackBerry (TSX:BB) said it had an adjusted loss from continuing operations of $42 million or eight cents per share.Analysts, on average, had expected a loss of 55 cents per share, according to estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters.Shares in BlackBerry rose as much as six per cent in early trading, but then reversed course and closed down more than six per cent, or 65 cents, at $9.31.Meanwhile, Wall Street was positive as the Dow Jones industrials gained 58.83 points to 16,323.06, the Nasdaq rose 4.53 points to 4,155.76 and the S&P 500 index added 8.58 points to 1,857.62.Bob Gorman, chief portfolio strategist with TD Waterhouse, said many analysts expect 2014 to be “the year of convergence” between the TSX and the New York markets, as resource stocks see a bit of a lift.“We’re having a bit of a pop to the upside,” he said. “There’s not a lot of strong storylines, but it just reflects a little bit of a bounce from recent weakness, more than anything else.”Most sectors on the Toronto Stock Exchange were in the black, with gold and metals and mining stocks emerging as the leading advancers.The gold contract took back 50 cents to US$1,294.30 an ounce, while oil gained 39 cents to US$101.67 a barrel. May copper contract gained five cents to US$3.04 a pound.Overseas, expectations grew that China would inject more stimulus into its economy after seeing growth slow to its weakest level since the financial crisis five years ago.China has set a target of 7.5 per cent economic growth this year but has said it is more concerned about ensuring sufficient new jobs are created than precisely meeting the GDP figure.In the U.S., the latest figures showed that the economy there is progressing at a moderate pace.The U.S. Commerce Department said consumer spending rose 0.3 per cent in February following a 0.2 per cent rise in January, helped by a surge in spending on utility bills. However, spending on durable goods such as autos dropped.Another report found that consumer sentiment slipped in March from the previous month, as Americans said they were less likely to buy cars and homes because of slightly higher interest rates.The University of Michigan says its consumer sentiment index dipped to 80 in March from 81.6 in February.That’s still about five points higher than last fall, when sentiment fell during the government shutdown. The index was 82.5 in December, leaving economists to conclude that the figures suggest confidence didn’t take that big of a hit during the harsh winter. by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 28, 2014 7:46 am MDT Toronto, Wall Street end the week higher as BlackBerry shares fall on earnings AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

← Previous Story BRUTAL: Rhein Neckar Lowen to play in Leipzig and Barcelona in 24 hours! Next Story → WELCOME BACK CL: Slawomir Szmal calls in “House of Szmal” Paris Saint Germain playing strong at the beginning of the season. The French champions celebrated second win in Round 2 of the domestic LidlStar Ligue by beating newcomers from Massy Essonne 33:17. In the main role, again, was Mikkel Hansen with nine goals from 11 shots.PSG : Omeyer (12 saves), Corrales (6 saves) ; Gensheimer (2/2), Mollgaard (0/1), Stepancic (0/3), Sagosen (4/7), Kounkoud (0/3), Damjanovic (2/3), Remili (4/8), Abalo (5/7), L. Karabatic (3/3), Hansen (9/11), Narcisse (1/2), N. Karabatic (1/3), Nahi (1/1).Massy : Bauer (5 saves), Bellahcene (6 saves) ; Sall (3/8), Laplace (2/6), Cramoisy (1/3), Pirani (1/3), Bungue (0/1), Walczak (1/2), Caron (1/3), Réault (2/3), Mollerup (2/6), Portet (0/1), Conta (1/2), Herceg (1/4), Lamy (2/10).Results of Round 2:Nantes 38 – 30 Cesson Rennes-MetropoleParis SG 33 – 17 Massy EssonneTremblay 27 – 28 DunkerqueIvry 21 – 28 AixNimes 24 – 28 MontpellierSaran 34 – 33 ToulouseSTANDINGS:1. Paris SG 2 2 0 0 63:39 42. Montpellier 2 2 0 0 57:42 43. Nantes 2 2 0 0 66:52 44. Saran 2 2 0 0 64:62 45. Dunkerque 2 1 1 0 51:50 36. Toulouse 2 1 0 1 59:59 27. Nimes 2 1 0 1 54:49 28. Aix 2 1 0 1 53:47 29. St. Raphael 1 0 1 0 23:23 110. Cesson Rennes-Metropole 2 0 0 2 59:68 011. Tremblay 2 0 0 2 48:58 012. Chambery Savoie 1 0 0 1 18:29 013. Ivry 2 0 0 2 43:58 014. Massy Essonne 2 0 0 2 39:61 0 read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Four people were arrested and about 48 kilos of cocaine were seized by authorities in the western port city of Patras and in Athens in a cocaine bust last week.Patras port authorities acted on a tip-off with the help of sniffer dogs, discovered a large quantity of cocaine during a check of a truck in the port that had arrived from Bari, Italy via ferry. The narcotic was concealed in a specifically designed hiding space in the driver’s cabin of the truck. It had been covered by a special cream and wrapped in carbon paper so it could not be traced by X-ray instruments.Authorities also found a carton containing 10 one-kilo boxes of the chemical substance phenacetin in white powder. This was to be mixed with the cocaine in order to increase the quantity of the drug.The driver of the truck and two others in a car accompanying the truck were arrested at the port. A subsequent operation in Athens led to the arrest of a 48-year-old Albanian national.According to port officials, the stash was one of the largest quantities of cocaine to be seized in the last five years. International connections have not been ruled out. The investigation continues for possible other members of the drug ring.Source: ana-mpalast_img read more

first_imgOne of three men accused of burglarizing a Ridgefield house was sentenced Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court to two years in prison.Omar R. Ortega, 36, of Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary and third-degree assault in connection with the March 30 incident.His two co-defendants, Jean Carlos Bachemolina, 43, and Edgar Bulles Torres, 36, both of Monroe, La., previously pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary and were sentenced to 20 and 15 months, respectively.According to an affidavit of probable cause, Bachemolina told investigators that he had been in Vancouver for only one night when he, Torres and Ortega went driving around in a van at about 2:45 a.m. Ortega, who was driving, stopped at a dark house in the 2000 block of South Osprey Drive in Ridgefield.Ortega stayed in the van while Torres and Bachemolina pushed on a glass door, breaking it, and went inside. The men didn’t think anyone was home, but Bachemolina found a 31-year-old woman hiding in an upstairs bedroom closet, the affidavit states.The woman was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher, who reportedly heard a “female scream, the sound of a struggle and then the line went dead,” court records said. The burglars took and broke the woman’s phone, according to Ridgefield police.The men ran back to the van and fled, prompting a police pursuit that ended a few miles away when the van stopped abruptly in the middle of the street and all three ran from the vehicle, court documents state.last_img read more

first_imgContinuing its campaign to increase the number of Black engineers, the National Society of Black Engineers partnered with the U.S. Army to share educational and career opportunities with Black students at the 2015 NSBE Maryland Fall Regional Conference.Earlier this year, the organization set a goal to produce 10,000 bachelor’s degree recipients in engineering annually, by 2025, up from the current number of 3,620 through a campaign dubbed “Be 1 of 10,000”. The NSBE’s campaign has also committed to reaching out to Black 7th graders since October.  The conference, geared toward college students, is an attempt to make the field more approachable by introducing potential graduates to a host of professionals with science, engineering, technology, and math careers.“As students and professionals in STEM, we know the importance of driving this change, to ensure the future of our communities,” said NSBE National Chair Neville Green, a senior in chemical engineering at the City University of New York.But with Black students consistently falling below the benchmarks for success in STEM careers in subjects like algebra, calculus, and geometry, reaching those numbers may prove challenging.Only 19 percent of Black 4th graders in the U.S. and 13 percent of the nation’s Black 8th graders were proficient in math in 2015, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and are only 1.1 percent of the nation’s Black college freshmen enrolled in engineering programs in 2010, according to a recent analysis conducted by the NSBE.Delano Houghton, a freshman at Morgan State University who attended the NSBE conference, was among those Black students whose early math and science grades could have easily stopped his dreams of becoming an engineer.  Houghton, however, said with tutoring and a commitment from his parents to learning, he improved.“My grandfather was a horticulturists in the 1940s when everyone said that Blacks were animals and didn’t have the capacity to learn math and rigorous sciences, and my dad kept reminding me that if it could be done without computers and support then, it definitely could be achieved now,” said Houghton.  “I dropped all sports and put the time I would have spent on basketball or football practice, on algebra and chemistry.”Houghton said that the “Be 1 of 10,000” campaign has the potential to surpass its goals with the same support that athletics get. “It’s not a condemnation in any way, but I could have used the people who cheered me on in community sports in my corner with these classes,” Houghton said. “Young people know what is important to the community and society by who gets behind it – who supports it.  STEM could be like that.”“Be 1 of 10,000” has targeted 7th graders because they are scheduled to graduate from four-year colleges in 2025. However, NSBE’s strategic goals also include the creation of a “pipeline” to engineering careers for sophomore-senior student populations that provide online resources and support. The NSBE Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program for students in grades 3 through 8, already reaches younger students.last_img read more

first_imgThe Kitale, Kenya native posted a historic 2018 campaign, earning five victories and placing in the top 15 of all seven starts. At the NCAA Championships in Madison, Wisc., Wasike placed 14th in the championship 6K with a time of 20:08.2, earning USTFCCCA All-American status for the second-consecutive season. Prior to the NCAA meet, she took first at both the NCAA Southeast Regional and ACC Championships, earning Louisville’s first championship as an ACC member. In the regional 6K, her time of 19:42.1 set both a personal and Winthrop University course record. In other ACC accolades, Virginia Tech’s Peter Seufer was named Men’s Runner of the Year, while Notre Dame’s Matt Sparks was named Men’s Coach of the Year and NC State’s Laurie Henes earned Women’s Coach of the Year. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Tuesday morning that University of Louisville junior Dorcas Wasike has been named the 2018 ACC Women’s Runner of the Year. She is the first Cardinals runner to earn the ACC’s top postseason performer accolade. “This award speaks for itself. We are proud of Dorcas, and she has earned the right to be called the top cross country runner in the ACC,” said head coach Dale Cowper. For more updates and information, follow Louisville cross country on Twitter at @UofLTrackXC and on Facebook.center_img Story Links  Print Friendly Version Earlier in the season, Wasike earned victories at the Tennessee Dual, Vanderbilt Commodore Classic and Louisville Cross Country Classic, setting a personal 5K record in the home meet. Additionally, she finished third overall at the Wisconsin Pre-Nationals in October. Tuesday’s announcement adds to a bevy of honors this season, including placement on the All-Region and All-ACC teams, four ACC Women’s Performer of the Week awards, and the program’s first USTFCCCA Southeast Regional Women’s Athlete of the Year.last_img read more

first_imgI’ve been saying for most of the life of the Wii U now that the only way Nintendo is going to turn the platform around is with great games. They are doing that for the most part, albeit a little slowly. However, for the forthcoming (and instantly popular) release of the Pokemon fighting game Pokken Tournament, there’s an extra thing to purchase: a new controller.For now, the special controller is only confirmed for release in Japan and the design is based on the arcade machine (released in Japan back in July). You can see the arcade controller in this video review of the machine:It has a D-pad and four main face buttons, but no analog sticks. The ZL and ZR triggers are buttons next to Select and Start, and there’s a couple of shoulder buttons to finish off the design. It’s wired, too, so no batteries to charge and therefore a cheaper peripheral to make and therefore buy.It reminds me of the Wii Pro Controller, and hopefully Nintendo doesn’t restrict its use to Pokken Tournament. There’s a number of games that do not require analog sticks or the Wii U standard controller’s display to play, and not having to worry about charging is great. More specifically, it could prove popular for playing Virtual Console games if the D-pad is well designed.I suspect Nintendo will do a bundle of the game with the controller, but must also sell the controller separately for two-player gaming. That should allow gamers in Western markets to import the controller without having to purchase the region-restricted game as well. It all depends on how many controllers Nintendo decides to have made, though.Play-Asia is already advertising the controller, which is made by Hori, with a $34.99 price tag. That’s not too bad.Pokken Tournament arrives in Japan on March 18 next year, with European and North American launches following in the second quarter.last_img read more

first_imgMarch 11, 2011 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Big personalities and, ultimately, big brands have notably careened through the Austin Convention Center — where most of Interactive takes place over the years. Twitter and its co-founders, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Evan Williams made their debut at SXSW in 2007, garnering major Web awards and praise. There was also an infamous keynote interview with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in 2008. Last year, geolocation technology was a major focal point, with much attention paid to Austin-based Gowalla CEO Josh Williams.Likewise, this year, there will surely be ample fodder for headlines. And while we’ll be there to cover the big releases about the latest crazes, for the most part, we’ll paint the picture of the other side of SXSW. In addition to big names, Interactive attracts a certain type of person — the entrepreneurs, inventors and risk takers we call the Gatecrashers. They’re the people who are not yet on the main stage, but they come with an eye (and a liver) for new relationships, partnerships and collaborations. They come with a dream and a promise to be heard. Amongst the general insanity of the Convention Center, you will find these Gatecrashers on the outside holding their own and not necessarily looking in or caring about what’s happening in the more controlled arena.Business cards will be exchanged by the box-full, iPhones will be bumped and new visions will find shots in the arm. This is the true spirit of SXSW and what we’re most excited to share. Through the upcoming days, we’ll paint the picture of the Gatecrashers’ scene because from that vantage point we’re able to capture the true entrepreneurial spirit of Interactive.Again, we’ll cover the big names and the big brands. We’ll also post about new and exciting technologies that have the potential to affect the zeitgeist, the marketplace or both. We’ll even bring you on-the-street snapshots and sound bites to give a 360-worldview of the event. After all, Interactive — as its name so aptly suggests and the technology has proven — is about people. It’s an exciting time to be in Austin, and we’re looking forward to sharing our experiences with it. And as a SXSW-veteran, I second Jennifer Wang’s advice to hydrate.Bryan Keplesky is Senior Art Director at Austin’s Door Number 3, an independent branding shop. Bryan has covered SXSW since 2005. Contact Bryan at  min readcenter_img The first two months of the year in Austin have always had a bit of a sleepy quality to them, which is surprising considering how much actually goes on every day and night in our fair city. But, collectively, all Austinites take one deep breath before the plunge into the ten day international Interactive, Film and Music Festival called South By Southwest.This is Door Number 3’s fifth year of covering SXSW. Interactive has always been our favorite part, not only because of the yearly parade of promising upstarts, big names, brands and exciting new technology, but because of all the people who attend.  Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free Putting out an app is like releasing a music single. You never know which song will be your next big hit — or flop. There are two million apps on the app store, yet only a fraction of those make any money.This means it’s particularly important for you to keep your head above water while you wait for that one hit single to make it. Here are five ways to survive your first 100 days:1. Don’t quit your job just yet. If you’ve got an idea, start working on it while you’re still in a job. You need to keep paying those bills. Keep in mind what Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week advises: “People tend to think it’s employee or entrepreneur, but there’s a broad spectrum and you can very slowly and methodically move from one end to the other.” So get rolling and build a working prototype. Test the waters and validate whether there is enough demand for your app in the market. Get your first few paying customers, even if your app is free and has in-app purchases.Getting some traction only validates the demand for your product and gives you the confidence to replicate your marketing efforts on a much larger scale. If youare in the market for investors, having some traction when you take your working prototype to them will be a huge benefit in your favor.2. Outsource the development of your product. When building your prototype or the first instance of your product, outsource the development to keep the costs at a minimum. Critics may jump in their seats at this advice and warn you against outsourcing. But some of the most famous products today were outsourced in their initial days — Alibaba,, Digg, Skype. And these are only a drop in the bucket of such examples.Your focus as a startup in your first 100 days should be to get your core product ready for customers. If outsourcing to the right partners helps you build your Beta, then so be it. Once you gain traction from the market, you can afford to build an in-house team. At this point, you may even be able to hire the developer who worked on your product (like Digg did) or buyout the company that developed for you (like did).3. Take up short-term projects. This is potentially the best route to building a mobile app product business and staying afloat at the same time.While you’re on the path to building your own product, look for short-term projects that can fund you till you launch your product and you begin to gain traction in terms of revenue.You can find these short-term projects through numerous platforms such as Elance, Guru, Freelancer and AppTank. Spread the word among your friends and network that you’re taking in app development projects so anyone with a requirement can get in touch with you. That’s how Mikael and Niklas Hed built Rovio, the makers of the popular Angry Birds mobile game.4. Get seed funding to see you through. “Financially, a startup is like a pass/fail course. The way to get rich from a startup is to maximize the company’s chances of succeeding, not to maximize the amount of stock you retain,” says Paul Graham in one of his essays.You need the money to develop a prototype of your app and validate your product idea with actual customers. The entire process should take you an average of about 100 days from idea to feedback. If you can give up equity for something that helps you launch your product, you definitely should. Getting funding from angel investors is relatively easy and you do not need an elaborate business plan or a working prototype.5. Get a part-time job. Even if you’ve quit your job in the heat of the moment and started working on your project, sometimes things don’t always go in the direction we intend.It may take much longer to get to market for whatever reason and you need to survive. Get a part-time job. You need to survive to see your product through to its launch.You have to invent the future you want. With that said, you’ve got to do all that it takes to keep your head above the water and these tactics should give you that starting point. 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. October 30, 2013last_img read more

first_imgIxtepec, Oaxaca — The Ministry of National Defense has reported the crash of a Mexican military plane in Oaxaca shortly after take off.The ministry said the crash occurred Tuesday at 3:25 p.m. during a military training flight at military base 2 in Ixtepec, Oaxaca. Although the plane was completely destroyed, the two pilots inside managed to eject before the plane hit the ground.Their report says the Beechcraft T-6C Mexican Air Force plane was a training plane and crashed inside base grounds. Both crew members were taken to the military hospital where they were reported as stable with minor injuries.In a statement, the Investigative and Air Accident Examiner and Inspection and Comptroller General commissions of the Army and Air Force say they will continue to investigate the cause of the crash.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)last_img read more

first_img CT colonography (CTC) allows visualization of the entire colon in one image. Photo courtesy of Judy Yee, M.D. July 18, 2016 — U.S. government agencies and their colorectal cancer prevention have set a goal that at least 80 percent of adults ages 50-75 will be screened for colorectal cancer. A recently published study conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the U.S. healthcare system has the capacity to make this goal a reality.To determine if the U.S. could expand its screening capacity, CDC researchers used mathematical modeling to estimate the number of colonoscopies or fecal immunochemical tests (FIT) that would be necessary every year to screen for colorectal cancer for 80 percent of adults in the recommended age group. They found that 5.1 million to 13 million colonoscopies would need to be conducted per year, depending on which screening test was first used.The analysis also used survey data from facilities that perform colonoscopies to determine the number of colonoscopies that are performed in the U.S. every year — and to calculate how many more they could do. This survey showed that 15 million colonoscopies were performed in the U.S. in 2012, and that another 10.5 million colonoscopies could be performed every year.“Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer for men and women in the U.S., but it doesn’t have to be,” said Djenaba Joseph, M.D., MPH, medical director of the colorectal cancer control program at CDC and lead author of the paper. “Screening saves lives. The good news is that our modeling shows that the U.S. healthcare system has the potential to meet our national goal of screening 80 percent of adults ages 50-75.  Ask your doctor about screening — there are several options now.”Of the cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second-leading cancer killer in the U.S., according to the CDC. Screening can find precancerous polyps — abnormal growths in the colon or rectum — so they can be removed before turning into cancer. Screening also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage, when it is easier to treat.The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently reinforced its recommendations that adults ages 50-75 be screened for colorectal cancer.  This recommendation continues to receive USPSTF’s highest rating — an “A” grade, indicating that the evidence is convincing that screening for colorectal cancer has substantial benefits. But only a little more than half of the target population is up-to-date with screening.The new study, “Colorectal Cancer Screening: Estimated Future Colonoscopy Need and Current Volume and Capacity,” is published online in the journal Cancer.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Colonoscopy Systems | July 12, 2017 Insurance Coverage for CT Colonography Increases Likelihood of Screening People with insurance policies that cover computed tomography (CT) colonography for colorectal cancer screening are… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | September 27, 2018 Patient Groups and Doctors Tell Congress to Pass Medicare Virtual Colonoscopy Coverage … read more Related Content News | Colonoscopy Systems | April 15, 2019 Check-Cap Initiates U.S. Pilot Study of C-Scan for Colorectal Cancer Screening Check-Cap Ltd. has initiated its U.S. pilot study of the C-Scan system for prevention of colorectal cancer through… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | September 04, 2018 Check-Cap Announces Interim Results of European Study of C-Scan System Version 3 Check-Cap Ltd. announced the interim results for its post-CE approval study of the C-Scan system Version 3, an… read more center_img Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 05, 2017 | By Jeff Zagoudis The Future of CT Colonography Screening Computed tomography colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, offers a noninvasive alternative to… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | July 18, 2016 U.S. Healthcare Facilities Have Capacity to Meet Colorectal Cancer Screening Goals CDC study shows facilities can reach target of 80 percent screening for adults 50-75, but only half of adults are up-to-date on screening News | Colonoscopy Systems | February 08, 2018 FDA Approves Updated Design for Recalled Pentax Duodenoscope February 8, 2018 – The U.S. read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | May 30, 2018 American Cancer Society Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline An updated American Cancer Society guideline says colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45 for people at… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 31, 2017 Infrared Colitis Screening Blood Test Could Reduce Dependence on Colonoscopy August 31, 2017 — A fast, simple blood test for ulcerative colitis using infrared spectroscopy could provide a cheape read more Technology | Colonoscopy Systems | March 27, 2017 Bracco Diagnostics Inc. 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first_imgBy a narrow margin, voters in Bolivia have rejected a constitutional change that would have allowed leftist Evo Morales, South America’slongest-sitting president, to run for a fourth term and potentially extend his rule to 2025.Exit polls Sunday predicted the ballot measure was headed to defeat, but the final tally was close, with the “No” vote winning by 51-to-49 percent margin, and 99.7 percent of votes counted as of midnight Tuesday.Morales acknowledged the defeat in a televised statement Wednesday morning, assuring supporters that the “fight against capitalism and neoliberalism” would soldier on.“We’ve lost a battle, but not the war,” he said. “This isn’t the end of Evo.”After a decade in power, the loss was first electoral setback for the otherwise-popular Morales, 56, a former coca grower and native Aymara speaker who is the first Bolivian president elected from the country’s long-downtrodden indigenous majority.But even Morales was not immune to the anti-incumbent climate sweeping South America, where leftist leaders have dominated elections for more than a decade by promising to redistribute wealth and boost social spending, buoyed by strong global demand for the region’s commodity exports.Now the party is ending, and even the most successful South American leaders are paying the price. Bolivian President Evo Morales answers questions from members of the press at Quemado Palace in La Paz, on Feb. 22, 2016. Aizar Raldes/AFPUnlike Argentina and Venezuela, where entrenched leftist parties were thrown out amid deep financial troubles, Bolivia’s economy is still projected to a grow 4.5 percent this year. But many Bolivians have grown weary of Morales, who took office in 2006, and a spate of recent scandals. Voters in the region are also increasingly skeptical of attempts to remove democratic checks on power, said Michael Shifter, president of Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington think-tank specializing in Latin America affairs.“Even Evo’s supporters, who credit him for the country’s progress in recent years, wanted to send a message that three terms in power is more than enough, and it’s healthy for someone else to take charge,” Shifter said. “Bolivia under Evo may have shown some authoritarian tendencies, but it has a democratic system, and it’s natural and normal for people to want change and a fresh political environment after such a long stretch of one man in office.”“Evo should now begin to groom a successor, but he seems to be resisting that,” Shifter added.Morales was reelected to a third five-year term in 2014 with 60 percent of the vote. Mixing fiery socialist speeches and denunciations of U.S. “imperialism” with far more quiet pro-business prudence, he built new roads and gas pipelines while also accumulating up one of the world’s biggest cash reserves. This pleased everyone from rural Bolivian quinoa farmers to Wall Street bond traders.But a wave of scandals appeared to hurt his proposed constitutional change to lift term limits. In recent months, Morales, acknowledged that he had fathered a child in 2007 with a girlfriend nearly half his age. The baby did not survive. The woman later got an executive job working for a Chinese company with almost $500 million in government contracts, and Morales claimed he no longer had a relationship with the woman despite appearing with her in a recent photo.Powerful indigenous groups in the country have broken with him too, accusing Morales of abandoning their plight, and the president was also hurt by a video last year that showed him ordering an aide to bend down and tie his shoelaces.Sunday’s ballot measure lost by just 115,000 ballots out of 5.2 million cast, and it’s possible Morales could float a similar referendum in the future, before his current term expires in 2020. The region’s negative economic outlook does not bode well, but Shifter said Morales should not be underestimated.“Hugo Chávez, too, suffered a setback in 2007 when he lost a vote to abolish term limits – only to come back later to get it passed,” Shifter said. “Evo is resourceful. He did not lose reelection – he just lost a referendum that would have allowed him to run again in 2019.”© 2016, The Washington Post Facebook Comments Related posts:Three steps Venezuela must take Corruption scandal stokes anger in bitterly divided Brazil Lula dealt new blow as Brazil prosecutors charge him over assets Venezuelan protests seek Maduro’s ousterlast_img read more

first_img“The Cabinet has decided to exclude people coming to perform Umrah and to visit the Prophet’s Mosque (in Madinah), of the prohibition of movement outside Makkah, Madinah and Jeddah. A royal decree has been prepared to this effect,” the acting Media Minister, Issam bin Saeed, said in a recent statement.It is expected that this year nearly eight million Muslims will perform Umrah in the Kingdom and the Cabinet’s move will enable them to enjoy a broader experience of Saudi Arabia by visiting key landmarks, historic sites, tourist attractions and shopping centres.“We are looking to enrich the experience of pilgrims and facilitate their arrival,” Dr Amr Al-Maddah, Chief Planning and Strategy Officer at the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, told media. “Travelling around the Kingdom is an opportunity for pilgrims to visit cultural and tourist sites. At the same time, they will be allowed to arrive at any port in the country which will facilitate their arrival and expand the capacity to receive more pilgrims.”With this new decision, Saudi Arabia hopes it will help towards reaching the goal of receiving 30 million Umrah pilgrims by 2030.He added that the travellers would now be free to plan visits to other Saudi cities, tourist destinations, festivals and events, within the period of their visa validity.Al-Maddah added, “We want to make it available to everyone to enrich the experience of the pilgrims, which is one of the goals of Vision 2030.” To boost tourism and the economy, Saudi Arabia has taken the decision to allow the Umrah pilgrims to tour anywhere in the country.The Saudi Cabinet decided that the Muslims making the holy pilgrimage are to be granted the freedom to visit anywhere in the Kingdom during their stay. Previously, Umrah pilgrims were restricted to the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah and the port city of Jeddah.last_img read more