In Perspective – the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its bumpy road

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Truth and Reconciliation Commission is about to hold its final event.The events around the presentation of the TRC’s final report will take place over four days next week in Ottawa and around the country.As APTN’s Matt Thordarson reports in the first of a three-part series it hasn’t always been a smooth road for the TRC.last_img

Timely compendium

first_imgIt’s been described as “an episode without precedent or parallel in the modern history of the British empire. Not surprisingly, the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of April 13, 1919, spawned a wealth of outporuing from Indian writers and poets that author-critic-literary historian Rakshanda Jalil has painstakingly brought together in a seminal volume that will be an eye-opener for present generation for the lows to which a ruler can stoop. “While a grat deal of scholarly work has been done on Jallianwala Bagh, it’s reflection in Indian literature in the different bhashas and also in English has been overlooked. I was curious to see how an incident that stirred the conscience of millions, one that had far-reaching implications for the national freedom struggle, that made British colonial interests in India morally untenable, found its way through pen and paper to reach the nooks and cranies of popular imagination filtered through the mind of the creative writer,” Jalil writes in the extensive introduction to ‘Jallainwala Bagh – Literary Responses in Prose and Poetry’. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe book, she says, subjective as all such collections are by their very nature, “makes no pretence at being either exhaustive ot definite; it’s only claim is to open a window into the world of possibilities that literature offers to reflect, interpret and occasionally analyse events of momentous historical import. At best, the prose and poetry included in this selection offers ways of ‘seeing’ history,” Jalil says. As is Jalil’s wont, she is being much too modest. Where else, in one volume, will you come across the works of Saadat Hasan Manto, Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, Mulk Raj Anand, Bhisham Sahani, Stanley Wolpert, and Josh Mahilabadi, to name a few. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardWhat clearly comes out is the pain and anguish the Jallianwala Bagh massacre caused them and the burden of living under a brutal colonial ruler for whom justice and mercy didn’t exist. And yet, the fire of freedom didn’t die – indeed it was only reinforced. Sample this from ‘Inquilab’ by Abbas, about two friends, Anwar and Ratan, caught in the malestorm of the massacre: “A child was trying to wake up his mother who would be asleep forever; a boy of Anwar’s own age lay flat and lifeless. Everywhere there was blood. Anwar’s head reeled, his bowels contracted within him, he wanted to vomit but could not. He laid his head on the ground and saw the sky revolving and the stars dancing, a dance of death, and the crooked palm tree was dancing too. But before he yielded to unconsciousness, Anwar saw a glimpse of Ratan’s face. It bore nor trace of sorrow or grief but a far-way look, he was biting his lip to choke his sobs.” Then, there’s ‘Panjab 1919’ by Sarojini Naidu: “How shall our love console thee, or assuage/Thy helpless woe; how shall our grief requite/The hearts that scourge thee and the hands that smite/Thy beauty with their rods of bitter rage? Lo! Let our sorrows be they battle-gage/To wreck the terror of the tyrant’s might/Who mocks with ribald wrath they tragic plight/And stains with shame they radiant heritage! O beautiful! O broken and betrayed!/O mournful queen!/O martyred Draupadi!/Endure thou still, unconquered, undismayed!/The sacred rivers of thy stricken blood/Shall prove the five-fold stream of Freedom’s flood/To guard the watch-towers of our Liberty.” Jalil’s work will ensure that the flame that Jallianwalla Bagh lit will never be ensured.last_img read more

Overseas travel ban on Gotabaya lifted

An overseas travel ban imposed on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was lifted today by the Special High Court.The ban was lifted when the case over the alleged misappropriation of state funds by Rajapaksa was heard by the Special High Court today. The Special High Court lifted the overseas travel ban on Rajapaksa for a period of one month from December 14.Rajapaksa is accused of misappropriating state funds for the DA Rajapaksa museum when he was Defence Secretary. (Colombo Gazette)

4H clubs have remained a big part of the PNE for over

Buster, a beauty of a lamb right out of the pages of a children’s book, took first prize at the 4-H livestock show on the opening weekend of the Fair at the PNE this year, an achievement that earned him a second prestigious honour Monday at auction.The five-month-old lamb was born March 21 and cared for ever since by Brianna Morrison, 11, of Kamloops. The member of the 4 Corners 4-H club in Kamloops helped at Buster’s birth and has made it her mission since to prepare and groom the lamb to compete at the PNE’s agriculture show, the largest one for the Fraser Valley.Buster, with his shorn coat and black legs and head, impressed the judges and earned Brianna the top prize in the market lamb category. She said he was the perfect weight, between 118 and 120 pounds, but her secret was “the way I fed him. He got three pounds of grain every day and a little bit of hay.”The judges can tell by looking at the animal whether it will provide good chops and roasts. In Buster’s case, he had the right amount of fat cover and a long and wide loin, and “he’s got a pretty big leg,” said Brianna.The Grade 7 student confidently led Buster around a ring set up between two sets of bleachers at the Coliseum on Monday, a day when the fair is closed to the public. An auctioneer led the bidding and the PNE’s agriculture manager did what the PNE’s been doing for as long as she can remember, she bid on the champion lamb.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“She’s a beautiful lamb and she (Brianna) showed it really well, she’s obviously very knowledgeable,” said agriculture manager Christie Kerr, after her winning $12-per-pound bid for Buster, which is higher than retail. The PNE bids for the top lamb (or pig in alternating years) as a way to show support for the 4-H kids and to support agriculture, said Kerr. She said 4-H kids, who are between nine and 19 years old, use their winnings to save for their education, add to their savings or buy themselves something.“You’re investing in the children. And you’re getting a perfect animal,” she said.The PNE will have the lamb butchered before delivering it to a charity, such as food bank, said Kerr.Kerr said the 4-H festival is a chance to champion agriculture, when “it’s become a sensitive topic, especially in the current climate” of a trend toward plant-based foods. Earlier this month, for instance, a UN report on land use and climate change said the West’s high consumption of meat and dairy produce is fuelling global warming and said more people could be fed using less land if individuals cut down on meat.Kerr said 4-H is about more than livestock competitions and more about preparing young people to be engaged leaders. The B.C. and Yukon has more than 2,200 members in more than 100 4-H (head, heart, hands, health) clubs. About two-thirds are girls and 80 per cent are from farms or rural areas. The clubs prepare young people for community leadership roles through various activities, not exclusively livestock-related.But it remains the most visible part. The PNE’s barns were still busy Monday, the last day for 4-H activity at the PNE.Kelty Brady, 10, and her brother, Jackson, were showing their family farm’s sheep and beef at the PNE. Kelty picked up prizes for “supreme champion” for a female in the lamb division and an award for best-in-show for Georgia, in the breeding cattle division.Morgan Jeffries, 14, who won a prize for Emmett, a 15-month-old market steer, said some of the 4-H members, herself included, will choose livestock as a career, starting their own herds or taking over the family ranch.But Brianna said she’s going to be a lawyer, and for now, will continue to raise lambs and sell them to market. Each one that she raises gets easier to let go.“I’m not that attached (to Buster),” she said. “But still, it’s sad. And I’m not eating him.” read more

Mexico has made cocaine legal For two people

In a landmark ruling a judge in Mexico has legalized cocaine — but only for two users.The order by the judge to the country’s health authority has raised the possibility that Mexico could, at some point, legalize cocaine use, but only on a case-by-case basis.The ruling still needs to pass a higher court, but a lower court official has ruled that two claimants should be allowed to “possess, transport and use cocaine,” the BBC reports. The pair, who haven’t been identified, would not be allowed to sell the drug, advocacy group Mexico United Against Crime (MUCD) said.A court in Mexico City ordered that COFEPRIS, the health authority, must allow the claimants to use cocaine in a recreational capacity. COFEPRIS, has not yet moved on the case, AFP reports, and is trying to get the judge’s decision thrown out, saying that it is not designed to handle such cases.According to Al Jazeera, an MUCD statement hailed the ruling as “another step in the fight to construct alternative drug policies that allow [Mexico] to redirect its security efforts and better address public health.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“We have spent years working for a more secure, just and peaceful Mexico. This case is about insisting on the need to stop criminalising … drug users and designing better public policies that explore all the available options.”The step is not the first on Mexico’s tentative path to selective legalization; Al Jazeera reports that Mexico’s Supreme Court has previously allowed recreational use of cannabis on a case-by-case basis. Mexico cartel kills 19, hangs some from bridge, leaves others chopped up on the road below Murders in Mexico surge to record numbers in first half of 2019 New Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO, has said he will end the disastrous drug wars enforced by his predecessors Felipe Calderón and Enrique Peña Nieto. Since the former took office in 2006, Mexico has been plagued by an unprecedented wave of killing as state and federal forces both do battle against, and collude with, drug cartels.AMLO proposes drug decriminalization, replacing arrests with things like detox programs, the BBC reports.“We’re not planning to create a dictatorship, neither open nor disguised,” he said upon taking office.“The changes will be profound, but these will be carried out with strict respect for the established legal framework. We will carry out a peaceful transformation, ordered, but profound and even radical.”Despite AMLO’s promises, however, the country’s security situation hit a new low earlier this month, when nine bodies were found hanging from an overpass in the southern state of Michoacan. In total, 19 people were killed in the same massacre. read more

Nuclear bombgrade fuel removed from Germany largest such UNmonitored operation

“This action is an important step towards promoting a global cleanout of HEU in the civilian sector,” UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Project Manager Arnaud Atger said of the five-day operation that ended yesterday. “The security of HEU is of particular concern due to the technical feasibility of constructing a crude nuclear explosive device from HEU.”The mission was jointly carried out under tight security measures by Germany, Russia, the United States and the IAEA. A total of 268 kilos of HEU and 58 kilos of fresh low-enriched uranium fuel (LEU) were taken from the reactor in Rossendorf near Dresden and airlifted to Russia, where the fuel originated. Russia will blend the HEU down into LEU for further civilian use. IAEA safeguards inspectors monitored the loading of the fuel to 18 special transportation containers and sealed them. They were joined by experts from both the US National Nuclear Security Administration and from Russia during this process and during the departure of the cargo plane from Dresden Airport. The removal was carried out under an IAEA Technical Cooperation project, entitled ‘Repatriation, Management and Disposition of Fresh and/or Spent Nuclear Fuel from Research Reactors.’ This project supports the US-funded Global Threat Reduction Initiative that aims to identify, secure and recover high-risk vulnerable nuclear and radiological materials around the globe.“Every kilogramme of material that is moved is one less kilogramme of material that could be used by terrorists to make a bomb,” US National Nuclear Security Administration Deputy Administrator Andrew Bieniawski said. “The total amount of 326 kg [kilos] of fresh fuel is the largest ever shipment ever done under our programme.”Before the latest shipment, the IAEA had facilitated 11 shipments of a total of 165 kilos of fresh HEU from eight countries – Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Libya, Uzbekistan, Czech Republic, Latvia and Poland.The latest batch was supplied by the former Soviet Union the former German Democratic Republic in 1960s and 1970s. After German reunification, the Federal Government decided to shut down the two Soviet-design research reactors at Rossendorf, which were decommissioned in 1991 and 2005. The fuel had since then been kept under strict security measures at the site.Research reactors produce radioisotopes for medicine and industry, for research in physics, biology and material science, and for scientific education and training.More than half of research reactors worldwide – 132 out of 244 – are still fuelled with HEU, considered high-risk since it can also be used in the making of a nuclear explosive device. Together with the Global Threat Reduction Initiative, the IAEA works with Member States to return fresh or spent fuel and convert their research reactors to LEU, leading to the eventual elimination of international trade in HEU for research reactors. read more

UN calls for the protection of civilians in Sri Lanka as over

“The United Nations condemns the deliberate targeting of civilians and deplores the latest incidents involving two civilian buses which resulted in the deaths of over 20 innocent civilians with dozens maimed and injured,” the Office of the Resident and Humanitarian Co-ordinator said.“The United Nations calls for the protection of all civilians throughout the island,” the statement added, warning also that the humanitarian situation in the eastern region of Vaharai is “grave and demands an urgent response,” with the Government estimating that 15,000 people are trapped without food. The last convoy of aid to get through to the area was on 29 November.“We stand ready to assist those still trapped in Vaharai,” said Amin Awad, Acting Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator. “These persons are the most vulnerable of the vulnerable.”Pointing out that the elderly, sick and disabled are most likely to remain behind, he said, “They are still without access to food, emergency medical services, and shelter, and continue to be caught in the middle of relentless fighting.”The UN has already mounted an extensive operation supporting the Government through local authorities and partner agencies to protect and assist with the basic humanitarian needs of over 70,000 individuals across the district of Batticaloa, but it also underscored that both the authorities and the Tamil Tigers must protect civilians.“The United Nations further reminds both parties of their obligations under International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, as expressed in the Security Council Resolutions on the Protection of Civilians and the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement,” the statement added.This is the second time in less than a week that the UN has expressed concern at the increasing deaths of civilians in Sri Lanka, following an aerial bombardment on 2 January in which at least 14 people, including children, were killed in the north-west.Fighting between Government troops and the LTTE has intensified since April last year, despite a ceasefire agreed in 2002 aimed at ending the conflict that has lasted for more than 20 years and claimed almost 70,000 lives. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 9, 2013 5:25 pm MDT TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,854.64 up 33.72 points):Gabriel Resources Ltd. (TSX:GBU). Miner. Down 79 cents, or 53.74 per cent, at 68 cents, on 12.5 million shares. The company has put in an urgent request for the Romanian government to clarify its stance on the furture of Garbriel’s Rosia Montana gold project. The company has struggled for years to overcome opposition to the project, which opponents say poses too much of an environmental risk because it uses cyanide in the extraction process.TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSX:TOG). Oil and gas. Up five cents, 2.94 per cent, at $1.75 on 9.4 million shares.Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. (TXS:ANS). Up two cents, or 0.51 per cent, at $3.91 on 6.6 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up seven cents, or 1.42 per cent, at $5.01 on 5.2 million shares.Fortune Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FT). Miner. Up 1.5 cents, or 4.35 per cent, at 36 cents at 4.4 million shares.Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. (TSX:POT). Fertilizer producer. Up $1.51, or 4.81 per cent, at $32.90 on 4.4 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (951.94 down 2.98 points):Donner Metals Ltd. (TSXV:DON). Miner. Unchanged at half a cent on 13.1 million shares.The Westaim Corp. (TSXV:WED). Financial services. Up at half a cent, or 14.29 per cent, at four cents on 8.7 million shares.Company reporting major news:Cameco Corp. (TSX:CCO). Miner. Down 14 cents, or 0.68 per cent, at $20.39 on 592,715 shares. The company said its long-delayed Cigar Lake uranium mine in Saskatchewan won’t begin producing until early 2014 because of some glitches it encountered during the start-up process. read more

SMMT Annual Dinner Presidents Speech

Minister, ladies and gentlemen.Welcome to the SMMT Annual Dinner.I am particularly pleased to welcome tonight the Transport Minister, Norman Baker.When it was first suggested that we should have a keynote speaker and a comedian tonight, I wondered for a moment which I was meant to be. You will no doubt be as pleased as I was to hear that we have Dara O Briain speaking later this evening, leaving me, the much simpler task of extending a warm welcome to Dara and providing an overview of the SMMT and the automotive industry’s year.Also tonight, we are presenting two awards.The Autocar Courland Next Generation Award, which seeks to attract the brightest young talent into our sector, and SMMT’s second Award for Automotive Innovation, which I am delighted that GKN are sponsoring.Both these awards will showcase our industry better than any words from me, so I will be brief.Let me begin by thanking my predecessor, Joe Greenwell, my Vice Presidents and the Executive Board for the hard work, advice and enthusiasm that has shaped and strengthened SMMT over the past few years. Their continued commitment to the Society and the broader industry is driving real change in the way our industry is perceived. I would like to thank them personally, and on behalf of you, SMMT’s members and friends.The SMMT has taken significant steps this year to assure its future and its effectiveness. Through the sale of Forbes House, we have generated a sizeable investment portfolio that will be ring-fenced from the day-to-day operating costs of the Society and will secure its financial health for the long-term. The move to Great Peter Street has also brought renewed vigour to the Society and a head office that truly reflects the modern motor industry.At Industry Forum, the restructuring of the team and the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Chris Owen, has brought new energy to the business. It has a promising order book and is set for growth in 2012.At Motor Codes, the Service and Repair Code has today achieved full approval from the OFT. This formal endorsement, offered to only a handful of codes across the country, officially recognises our industry’s commitment to delivering the highest standard of service to our customers.And importantly Paul and his team, have done an excellent job in promoting a greater understanding of our sector’s economic contribution to the UK and in developing an active and supportive relationship with government.We have worked through the Automotive Council, helping develop a long-term strategy for our sector’s success. The Council is committed to improving the attractiveness of the UK for investors and securing our place in the global industry, promoting our skills in manufacturing, design engineering and technology development.We have been pleased to see the continued shift in government attitude towards our industry and manufacturing generally. Policy makers now recognise the economic importance of a strong manufacturing base and are working with us to make sure the UK can successfully compete on a global basis.Earlier this year SMMT hosted the annual ACEA board meeting. The senior leaders of Europe’s car makers, with Paul and myself, met the Prime Minister at Number 10, underlining the significance of the partnership between government and our industry.And the strength of this relationship has certainly made us the envy of many other UK industries.Of course, like the rest of the economy, we continue to face challenges – stalled economic growth, high inflation and the on-going debt crisis, which are inevitably impacting consumer spending.So while our manufacturing output has continued to grow, UK vehicle sales remain weak, heading to 1.9 million units this year with little improvement expected next year.The outlook for vans, heavy trucks and buses, is slightly better with some confidence returning to the order books, but once again, the outlook remains uncertain for 2012.But I remain quietly optimistic about our future, and this is why.First – This year our sector attracted more than £3.9 billion of international investment in UK plants and facilities. This will lead to the creation of around 7,500 new jobs and the safeguarding of over 12,000 more. Nine new models and three next-generation models are to be built in the UK.Second – Earlier today, SMMT launched the industry’s 12th annual Sustainability Report. All the economic indicators – production, turnover, and R&D investment improved. For each vehicle we produced, we used less energy, produced less CO2, sent less waste to landfill and importantly, began to increase the number of jobs both in, and dependent on, our industry. This again demonstrates that the automotive industry really is a fantastic technology innovator and driver of continuous improvement, for the benefit of society as a whole.Third – British skills, in manufacturing, engineering and design are recognised globally as being world-class, but in the UK these jobs have not always been given the attention they deserve.I was delighted that the automotive sector led government’s first ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ initiative last month. Nothing is more motivating than seeing images of young, enthusiastic students visiting our facilities and seeing first-hand what we really do.This is a long road, but encouragingly, last year we took on nearly 10% more apprentices. Attracting bright, young talent to our sector is fundamental to our long term future and is something I am absolutely passionate about. SMMT Annual Dinner, President’s Speech22 November 2011Nigel Stein, SMMT President and Chief Executive, GKN Automotive, GKN plc So we have a bright future but there are areas where we can improve and make the UK more competitive. An export-led industry such as ours can drive economic growth, but we must have the right environment in which to prosper.Government has been hugely supportive, for which we remain grateful, but support is not a switch that can be flicked on and off. It must be consistent. We’re working on long-term programmes which don’t produce instant results.We understand the pressures on budgets and are certainly not looking for handouts. But we are looking for the incentives and tax changes that encourage private sector investment. So we urge the Chancellor to use next week’s Autumn Statement to make changes that help deliver real growth.There are three areas where that investment must be encouraged.The first is R&D. Automotive is Europe’s biggest investor in research and development. But the UK’s current R&D tax credit regime could be better. Reform would generate more investment, make the incentive more visible and allow the UK to compete more effectively with overseas rivals.The second is plant and equipment. Allowances for capital spending in the UK are now among the lowest in the G20. To grow and develop our supply chain we must help SMEs to invest in plant, machinery and retooling.Finally, and crucially, we must invest in people. Skills are vital for a productive and globally competitive business and government focus on skills development, up-skilling the existing workforce and advanced apprenticeships must be supported.We must remember, the UK is competing for its share of global spend. It is our responsibility to ensure the UK is attractive to global investors and competitive, not just against the rest of Europe, but worldwide.And there are other areas where we need to be careful – and balanced. Our sector is tightly regulated and is working hard to meet demanding environmental targets. We want to be clean and green. We should be leaders in developing low carbon innovations and we should be working towards tough and stringent goals.But in our enthusiasm to foster the green agenda, we must be careful not to disadvantage UK companies or facilities in the design, development and manufacturing of vehicles. The Chancellor and government are right when they say we must not go further or faster than our competitors.Just now it is Europe, or more accurately the Eurozone, which is dominating the news. Across the EU, the automotive industry accounts for 10% of all manufacturing output and 2.3 million direct jobs. The automotive industry is important to Europe and what happens in Europe is important to us.The SMMT is lobbying hard on your behalf in Europe as it is in Brussels that many of the decisions that affect our industry are taken. These are EU standards and regulations. It is therefore important that we ensure the UK voice is heard; ensure we have a positive influence on regulations; ensure the right decisions are taken for us; and ensure that our competitiveness is not undermined by poor regulation, extra costs or poor trade deals.So the SMMT has had a busy year and has a very clear agenda for the year ahead. An agenda set for the challenging times we face. As well as continuing to promote the image and profile of the industry and leading major policy campaigns, the Society will specifically address a number of key issues.We will focus on supply chain opportunities – we must get as much of the added value associated with the wave of new investment, actually generated here in the UK.We will seek to build more positive relationships with the investment and finance community. Some, such as Lombard who are kindly sponsoring tonight’s event, have recognised the growth potential of our sector but there is still work to be done to ensure good companies get access to affordable finance.We will continue to focus on low and ultra-low carbon technologies. But will seek to promote a greater understanding of the full range of technologies available, as we seek to secure incentives, infrastructure and legislation that allows the market to choose the most appropriate powertrain configuration.And we must manage expectations with regards to timing. This is an emerging market. The shift will happen, indeed is happening, but it will not be by tomorrow.Finally, we will work to make the motor industry the career of choice for the best talent emerging from schools and universities across the country. Despite all the difficulties, this is a vibrant period for our industry and we need to attract the right people in order to sustain our success.As we go into the New Year, our Society is in good shape and our industry has a bright future. We have made significant progress throughout 2011 and have set a challenging agenda for 2012. So tonight, let’s celebrate those achievements and at the same time take the opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues across the industry.Minister, ladies and gentleman, thank you for your time and I hope you enjoy the rest of the evening.Download the speech here.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

VIDEO Marin Sego was hero of Pick Szeged against HBC Nantes

Marin SegoMOL Pick Szeged MOL Pick Szeged celebrate second tight win at VELUX EHF Champions League this season! Team f Juan Carlos Pastor has a hero in Croatian goalkeeper Marin Sego who had few brilliant saves in the finish of the match.MOL-PICK Szeged – HBC Nantes 30-28 (11-12)MOL-PICK Szeged: Sego – Sostaric 2, Balogh, Bombac 1/1, Bánhidi 2, Zsitnyikov 1, Källman 5. Sigurmannsson, Blazevic, Maqueda 5, Canellas 5/3, Gaber 1, Bodó 8, P. Rodríguez.Nantes: Siffert – Balaguer 1, Delecroix 2, Tournat 2, Feliho, Claire 3, Rivera 3/1, Dumoulin (kapus), Lagarde 5, Faluvégi 1, Lazarov 6, Guillo 1, Emonet 3, Pechmalbec 1.  ← Previous Story Carlos Ruesga is hero of Sporting in Russia Next Story → EHF CL: Wisla Plock win in Norway read more

Over 2700 people sought help from Pieta House last year

first_imgSamaritans 1850 60 90 900 or email jo@samaritans.orgTeen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634Console 1800 201 890Aware 1890 303 302Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email mary@pieta.ie Read: Suicide rate among middle-aged Americans rose by 28 per cent in 10 yearsRead: Suicide resource centre opens in Tralee NEARLY 600 PEOPLE under the age of 18 sought help from the suicide and self-harm crisis centre Pieta House last year, according to new figures out today.Figures show an overall 42 per cent increase in the number of people seeking help from Pieta House last year with 2,736 clients contacting the charity, up from 1,923 in 2011.Figures show that nearly 596 people under the age of 18 sought help from Pieta House last year with 29 people over the age of 65 getting in touch. The vast majority of Pieta House’s clients came from the 25-44 age group with 951 people contacting them.Most referrals came from family with 36 per cent of clients last year being referred by a family member. SSelf-referral to the organisation accounted for 34 per cent with other referrers being doctors, schools or colleges, friends, mental health services, and other agencies.Pieta House was established in 2006 by psychologist Joan Freeman and offers help to those who are at risk of suicide or self-harm.It has four centres throughout Dublin and one in Limerick with four new centres set to open this year in Tuam, Roscrea, Cork and Castleisland.The increase in numbers for last year is a trend which founder Joan Freeman said was “reassuring” in that more and more people are prepared to ask for help.“However, the increased demand is putting huge pressure on our service and that’s why I’m urging everyone around the country to sign up for Darkness into Light,” she added.Darkness into Light is an annual event that the charity holds in association with Electric Ireland where thousands of people gather at locations around the country at 4am and run or walk a 5 kilometre route as dawn is breaking.More than 15,000 people are expected to take part in this year’s event on Saturday at 20 locations around the country. To find out about an event near you, click here.last_img read more

Loads of girls on our team had previously suffered from mental health

first_img Subscribe While she’s had to park the Aussie Rules dream, she still can’t but look back with fondness — and feel proud of herself and the four other Irish players that flew the flag with such distinction in the third edition of the AFLW.11-time All-Star Cora Staunton and Donegal ace Yvonne Bonner starred for Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants, Tipperary’s Aisling McCarthy plied her trade with 2018 champions Western Bulldogs while Clare native Ailish Considine’s Adelaide Crows were victorious this time around. Celebrating with Mayo team-mates. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHOThe Banner forward scored an early goal in the Grand Final as the Crows eased past Carlton in front of 53,000 at the Adelaide Oval. And that really pleased Rowe. Irish pride, as we’d say.“It was so good to see Ailish…” she concluded. “…looking at her Instagrams and that, she seemed to have the best experience ever.“She absolutely relished it and nearly came out of herself. I think it’s so good to see that sport can do so much for people. For her to get such a good opportunity… Playing with Clare at home and not having as much success as that, it’s class that she could go over and experience so much success in such a great environment.“They were a team that I really admired. She was really lucky to be a part of it but she did herself justice as well which was great.“Scoring a goal in the final too, I was absolutely delighted for her.”A fitting way for her to round off year two, perhaps? Should things go that way, of course.Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Short URL 37,078 Views ‘Loads of girls on our team had previously suffered from mental health issues – I wanted to help them’ Mayo and Collingwood star Sarah Rowe on her recent AFLW award and subsequent donation to charity, and her plans going forward. 5 Comments By Emma Duffy While she speaks enthusiastically about her ‘massive experience’ in Melbourne and how much she learned by living a professional lifestyle, it’s all over for now and her entire focus is back on Mayo.For now being the key words there.There’s no denying from speaking to her that Rowe would love to go again next year, but it’s not just as simple as that.  Rowe celebrates scoring against the Kangaroos. Source: AAP/PA ImagesWith the expansion of the AFLW and the addition of four new teams in 2020, it was understood that it would lead to a longer season — meaning Irish players would ultimately have to choose one or the other should the lure of inter-county football sway them.But now, the option of starting the league earlier is being explored so as not to overlap with the AFL season, meaning the AFLW would finish at the same time and allow ladies footballers to do both.Rowe is well aware that she has a big decision to make should she be offered the opportunity to go again with re-signings imminent.“As an athlete, you dream to play professional at whatever sport it is,” she says. “That’s the part that I absolutely loved and something that I’d find hard to say no to.“I suppose there’s that other part of you that’s played Gaelic football all your life. You want to be able to do that for as long as you can. It pulls on your heartstrings a bit, I suppose. Loyalty never leaves you.“I now have to weigh up whether I can do both next season, to have a chat with Peter [Leahy, Mayo manager], the girls, my family and friends and see where it takes me after that.“Hopefully I can do the both of them but we’ll see how things go over the next few weeks. I’ll have to make my decision over the next probably two weeks.”Rowe’s well used to making big decisions though, and accustomed to living life in the fast lane. The former international soccer star returned to home soil two weeks ago on a Thursday night, and she was at Mayo training less than 24 hours later. On the ball with Mayo. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHOHer focus is firmly on the Westerners once again, having come on as a substitute in their last two Lidl Ladies National League Division 1 fixtures against Cork and Monaghan. She even managed to sandwich a holiday — a much-needed ‘mental break’ — in between. Now, she’s well and truly tuned in to all things Mayo and getting back into a normal routine. Yesterday, Leahy’s side came from 12 points down in a dramatic final group game with relegated Monaghan, and Rowe popped up with one of two added-time goals.“I was just glad to get a few minutes under my belt,” she smiles. “It’s great to finish on that kind of high. We were delighted to get the draw after being down for much of the game. It was a great comeback. “We have a 10-week block now ahead of us, a lot of hard training to go in between now and the Connacht final. We’re looking forward to that.“It’s so good to be home to the girls. They’ve put in so much hard work over the last while and it’s so good to see where they’ve come from to where they’re at now. To become a part of that and for me to completely switch my focus and change my thought process to football now is great.” Apr 8th 2019, 9:30 PM https://the42.ie/4582412 Share83 Tweet Email “But it’s more for all the people around me that made me better, the club were so good and so helpful. I feel that it’s more a testament to them than it is to me. They’ve been so good.”And not only was it a nice piece of recognition for the 23-year-old and a fitting way to cap a brilliant spell Down Under, it comes as a huge boost to an organisation close to her heart.Tobin Brothers Funerals, the business that sponsored the award, matched Rowe’s $2,500 prize money, donating the same amount to a charity of her choice: Headspace Australia, a non-profit organisation for youth mental health.“The reason I picked Headspace was there were loads of girls on our team who had previously suffered from mental health issues, and I thought it was really relevant,” she added.“I suppose just hearing different athletes’ stories and stuff over the course of the six months, I got to know a lot of the girls. A lot of sportspeople do suffer from mental health issues.“When there’s that pressure for performance, people always need others to talk to. Sports psychology and all that is a big part of the game now. I just thought it was really relevant.“I wanted to help them girls on my team. That’s why I felt it was kind of personal to me and the girls, and why I gave to them.” Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Monday 8 Apr 2019, 9:30 PM A GLITTERING MAIDEN campaign in the AFLW rounded off nicely.  Sarah Rowe donated some prize money to Headspace Australia after winning AFLW Multicultural Player of the Year. Source: Collingwood Women’s Twitter.She’s home now but Sarah Rowe capped a brilliant first year with Collingwood in the AFLW with the Women’s Footy AFL Multicultural Player of the Year award.It’s a pretty significant feat considering the fact that the Mayo star scooped the accolade ahead of every other athlete in the league born outside of Australia. Many, she explains, fall into that category.“It’s a fraud of an award,” she jokes, in conversation with The42, “because they all lived in Australia and played all their lives. I was pretty sure they made it up.“I was like, ‘Did you make up this award for me, or what’s the story?’ They were saying, ‘No, no, no, Australians were eligible if they were born outside Australia.’”But yes, a pretty significant achievement to land such a prestigious honour in her first year playing the sport.“It’s lovely to get an award, of course. You’re honoured to receive any type of award especially it being my first season.last_img read more

Fire Officials Leave The Fireworks To The Professionals This 4th Of July Season

first_imgSTOW, MA — “Last year, several people lost fingers and suffered serious burns lighting off illegal fireworks in Massachusetts,” said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. “Thirty-four firefighters were injured when an errant firework ignited a 6-family building. Have a fun but safe Fourth of July and leave the fireworks to the professionals.”4th of July No Holiday for FirefightersNeedham Fire Chief Dennis Condon, president of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Massachusetts, said, “The Fourth of July holiday is a busy time for firefighters. We are supervising the professional displays so that they are safe for spectators and licensed operators; we are busy responding to all types of fires and medical emergencies. In fact, the week of July Fourth is one of the busiest times of the year for fires.”State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey said, “This year, set a good example for your children. Just as children know where you keep the matches and lighters, they know where you stash your illegal fireworks.” He added, “Children imitate adults. If you use fireworks, children will copy you, not realizing how very dangerous fireworks are.”Fireworks Cause Many Dangerous FiresLast summer, there were many fires, amputations and burn injuries from illegal fireworks in Massachusetts. In the past decade (2009-2018), there have been 800 major fires and explosions involving illegal fireworks in Massachusetts[1]. These incidents resulted in 12 civilian injuries, 39 fire service injuries and an estimated dollar loss of $2.5 million.On June 25, 2018, people shooting fireworks in the street started a fire in a 6-unit Lynn apartment building. One ricocheted to the second floor porch and ignited several items. The fire spread to the rest of the second floor and to the third. Thirty-four firefighters were injured at this fire.On July 2, 2018, the Worcester Fire Department was called to a fire in a 3-unit apartment building. The fire was started by fireworks igniting trash in a first floor doorway. On July 3, 2018, Dartmouth District #1 responded to a pier fire at Anthony’s Beach. Crews discovered remains of many fireworks on and around the pier after the fire was extinguished.On July 4, 2018, the Agawam Fire Department responded to a brush fire started by three juveniles who were using illegal fireworks.On July 5, 2018, the Lynn Fire Department put out a car fire started by fireworks.Fireworks InjuriesIn the past decade (2009-2018), 38 people were treated at Massachusetts emergency rooms for severe burn injuries from fireworks (burns covering 5% of more of the body) according to the Massachusetts Burn Injury Reporting System (M-BIRS). Fifty-five percent of the victims were under age 25. Eighteen percent (18%) were between the ages of 15 and 24; 8% were between the ages of 10 and 14; 18% were between five and nine; and 11% were children under five. The youngest victim was a six-month old boy. These victims are scarred for life. In the past year:A 22-year old man was seriously injured when roman candles were set off inside an Amherst apartment. A 22-year old was injured in Gloucester playing with sparklers. A 10-year old boy was injured by illegal fireworks at a Marshfield beach on July 3, 2018. He was an innocent by-stander.A man lost part of his hand when a firework he was holding exploded. The explosion occurred in a Mansfield MBTA parking lot. The Tewksbury Fire Department provided emergency medical care to a man who lost a part of every finger on his right hand when a firework he was holding exploded.A 25-year old Brockton man suffered injuries to his left hand when a “cherry bomb” exploded.A 22-year old Kingston man suffered injuries to his hands, face and stomach from a firework.All Fireworks Are Illegal in MassachusettsThe possession and use of all fireworks by private citizens is illegal in Massachusetts. This includes Class C fireworks, which are sometimes falsely called “safe and sane” fireworks. Class C fireworks include sparklers, party poppers, snappers, firecrackers, spinners, cherry bombs and more. Sparklers burn at 1800ºF or higher. It is illegal to transport fireworks into Massachusetts, even if they were purchased legally elsewhere. Illegal fireworks can be confiscated on the spot.For more information on the dangers of fireworks, go to the Department of Fire Services Leave the Fireworks to the Professionals.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedFire Officials: Leave The Fireworks To The Professionals This 4th Of July SeasonIn “Government”Fire Officials Urge The Public To Leave The Fireworks To The ProfessionalsIn “Government”Fire Officials Urge The Public To Leave The Fireworks To The ProfessionalsIn “Government”last_img read more

20 shops gutted in Kurigram fire

first_imgLogo of fire IllustrationAt least 20 shops were gutted as a fire broke out at a market in central bus terminal area of Kurigram town early Sunday, reports UNB.Monzil Haque, deputy assistant director of Kurigram fire service, said that the fire broke out at the tin-shed market around 1:30am.On information, three fire-fighting units rushed in and doused the fire after two and half hours of frantic effort.last_img

40 mobile vans to keep eye on overspeeding on highways

first_imgKolkata: Forty mobile surveillance vans have been introduced to check overspeeding of vehicles on highways.The vans are fitted with electronic display boards, using which awareness on traffic norm will be spread. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim and senior administrative and police officers flagged off 40 mobile surveillance vans in a programme outside the state Secretariat Nabanna. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe surveillance vans have also been fitted with cameras which are capable of capturing registration numbers of vehicles. The vehicles will keep moving on major roads, mainly the highways and the cameras will be capturing registration numbers of overspeeding vehicles. Soon, details of the vehicles, along with the registration number, will be passed to the police personnel posted at the nearest checking points. It will help in carrying out prosecutions for flouting traffic norms on the spot, explained a senior police officer. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be mentioned that the state government has already taken several steps to check road accidents. The Chief Minister had launched the statewide Safe Drive Save Life campaign that has helped to bring down the number of road accidents. A few months ago, a major accident took place on National Highway 6, where a car was moving at a high speed. It may be mentioned that watchtowers have been set up along highways and it has helped in maintaining vigil on the movement of vehicles. Besides setting up of watchtowers, road signs were also installed, which has helped in checking road accidents. Now, the mobile surveillance vans will also help in checking overspeeding of vehicles. At the same time, awareness will also be spread among people using the display boards fitted on them.last_img read more

Best Discount On Notebooks And Tablets For A Limited Time Includes Teclast

first_img Share Tweet Submit If you’re not willing to spend thousands of dollars on a laptop, you’ve come to the right place. That’s right, we have a bunch of high-end laptops, notebooks and tablet PCs available at a massive discount only applicable for a limited time. So if you’re planning on upgrading your laptop or tablet, now might be the right time to do so. Our list includes the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4, Huawei M5, Teclast F6 Pro and many more.  Let’s dive in to see some more details on the deals.Get The Best Discount On Xiaomi Mi Pad 4, Huawei M5, Teclast F6 Pro And Many More At A DiscountBefore you head over to get the best laptop, be sure to note that the discount is only available for a limited time. Henceforth. if you fail to order your purchase on time, the discount would revert back to its original pricing model and we wouldn’t want that. So be sure to order your share as soon as you can. Now, let’s get down to the list.Teclast F6 ProMain Features:●Microsoft Windows 10 OS Offers more powerful performance brings you more smooth and wonderful user experience●Intel Core m3-7Y30 Dual Core 1.0GHz, up to 2.6GHzUltra-low-voltage platform and dual-core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power to go●Intel HD Graphics 615On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide high image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming. Optimized to use less power●8GB DDR3 RAM for Advanced MultitaskingSubstantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games, photos and video-editing applications●13.3 inch IPS Screen with 1920 x 1080 ResolutionIPS FHD ( 1920 x 1080 ) display, brings you a vivid and colorful visual enjoyment●128GB SSD Storage CapacityIf you’re interested in getting the Teclast F6 Pro for yourself, which you should, the laptop is available at a good 28 percent discount. The discount makes the price come down to just $459.99. Use the code: TLF6PROML to avail the discount. Head over to this link to get it.AIWO i8 NotebookMain Features:● Windows 10 OSOffers more powerful performance, brings you more smooth and wonderful user experience● Intel Apollo Lake J3455 Quad Core 1.5GHz, up to 2.3GHzUltra-low-voltage platform and Quad Core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power● Intel ( R ) HD Graphics 500 GPUOn-processor graphics with shared video memory provide high image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming● 13.3 inch IPS screen with 1920 x 1080 ResolutionOffers good experience for watching videos and browsing the Web● 6GB RAM for Advanced MultitaskingSubstantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games, photos and video-editing applications● 256GB SSD Storage CapacityThe AIWO i8 is one of the best notebooks on our list which is not only budget friendly but also offers a great design with minimal bezels. It is available at a massive 29 percent off, which drops the price down to just $265.99. Use the code: AIWOI8ML to avail the discount. Head over to this link to get it.Teclast Master T10Main Features:● System: Android 7.0Allows you to remain connected and productive● MTK8176 Hexa Core 1.7GHz, up to 2.1GHzUltra-low-voltage platform and hexa-core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power to go● 10.1 inch 10-point IPS ScreenOffers good experience for watching videos and browsing the Web. The 2560 x 1600 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity● 4GB RAM 64GB ROMProvides enough room for your use, can suit all your needs● 128GB TF Card ExpansionTeclast Master T10 is available at a neat 13 percent discount, making the price come down to just $205.99. Use the code: TECELM10 to avail the offer.Simply head over to this link to get it.Huawei M5Main Features:● Android 8.0 + EMUI 8.0 OSOffers more powerful performance, brings you more smooth and wonderful user experience● Kirin 960 Octa Core 1.8GHz, up to 2.4GHzUltra-low-voltage platform and Octa Core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power● Mali G71 MP8 GPUOn-processor graphics with shared video memory provide high image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming● 8.4 inch Touch Screen with 2560 x 1600 ResolutionOffers good experience for watching videos and browsing the Web● 4GB RAM for Advanced MultitaskingSubstantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games, photos and video-editing applications● 32GB ROM Storage CapacityThe Huawei M5 is a pretty neat tablet available at its price point. If you’re excited to own the device, The Huawei M5 is available at an insane 16 percent discount, which drops the price down to just $349.99. Use the code: HUWEM5ML to avail the discount. Head over to this link to get it.Huawei MediaPadMain Features:● Android 6.0 + EMUI 4.0 OSOffers more powerful performance, brings you more smooth and wonderful user experience● Spreadtrum SC9830I Quad Core 1.5GHzUltra-low-voltage platform and Quad Core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power● ARM Mali-400 GPUOn-processor graphics with shared video memory provide high image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming● 7.0 inch Touch Screen with 1024 x 600 ResolutionOffers good experience for watching videos and browsing the Web● 1GB RAM for Advanced MultitaskingSubstantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games, photos and video-editing applications● 16GB ROM Storage CapacityIf you’re looking for the perfect tablet for your kids or even for yourself, the Hauwei MediaPad is the best option. It is available at an 18 percent discount, making the price come down to just $112.99.Use the code: HUWET2ML to avail the discount. Head over to this link to get it.Chuwi HI9 PlusMain Features:●Display: 10.8 inch, 2.5K IPS Screen●CPU: MT6797(X27) Deca Core 2.3GHzz●System: Android 8.0●RAM + ROM: 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM●Camera: 8.0MP rear camera, 8.0MP front camera●Feature: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou●Bluetooth:4.1If you’re interested in getting the Chuwi HI9 Plus tablet for yourself, it is available at a 14 percent discount, making the price come down to just $242.99. Use the code: CHUHI9ML to avail the discount. All you have to do is head over to this link to get it.Xiaomi Mi Pad 4Main Features:●Operating System: MIUI 9Allows you to remain connected and productive●CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660Equipped with better performance, delivering plenty of power for your use●8.0 inch Capacitive Screen with 1920 x 1200 ResolutionNatural finger-touch screen with the 1920 x 1200 FHD, 283 PPI, 1200:1 contrast ratio boasts impressive color and clarity and IPS technology provides wide viewing angles●4GB RAM + 64GB eMMC ROMThe Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 offers a great build quality and an all-round better user experience than most of the tablets on the market. If you’re enticed to own it, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is available at a 15 percent discount. This makes the price come down to just $219.99. Use the code: GBTAXM4LTE to avail the offer. Simply head over to this link to get it.This is all for our list of discount on notebooks and tablets for now. However, there will be more soon, so be sure to stay tuned in. We would like to mention again that the discount on notebooks and tablets is only available for a limited time which means that you have to hurry up in order to get one at a lower price.This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on today’s list? Would you be interested in getting one for yourself? Let us know in the comments section below.last_img read more

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first_imgFeature | February 03, 2014 | Mats Björnemo Putting the Focus on Radiation Dose But even with a dose monitoring solution in place, challenges in gathering data may persist. Mats Nilsson, professor in the Department of Medical Radiation Physics, Malmo University Hospital, Region Skane, Sweden, who has years of experience working with region-wide dose monitoring, shares some advice. “When working across an entire region with several hospitals as we do, standardization is crucial for efficient follow up,” he explains. “You must have clear routines in place. Which exams can be reported together? Which should have separate exam codes? How do you name modalities and how, and in which, DICOM tag should the exam code be stored?”  Monitoring, Analyzing and Finding Best Practice A dose monitoring solution can provide both the quick overview needed in day-to-day operations as well as the in-depth analysis required to implement ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principals. The standard dashboards include automatic alerts indicating when a patient has received an abnormal dose level or signals that show when a modality for some reason is not sending correct dose data, for example, following an upgrade.  Newer modalities support the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) profile radiation exposure monitoring and/or the DICOM MPPS standard. This functionality allows dose to be collected automatically from the modality in real time and without human intervention.  Gathering Radiation Dose DataGathering dose data is the first step in the optimization process. This is already done at many hospitals by the physics department, but it is often not an automated or a continuous process. Typically, dose data is collected when a cause for concern is raised for some reason or as a recurring quality control measure. A more systematic approach is implementing a permanent solution for automated collection of dose data from all modalities.  “Showing the dose level for each examination will create a curiosity about dose. That is an important first step in raising the discussion and finding the optimal balance between dose and diagnostic quality,” says Peter Leander, regional chief medical officer at Malmo University Hospital, who has CT dose optimization on the very top of his priority list. Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The interest in dose monitoring needs to spread from the physicists to radiologists, technologists and clinicians. With the dose information at hand, better decisions can be made, answering such questions as: Which type of follow-up examination is optimal? Given the higher dose level, is the CT exam really necessary or is a regular X-ray sufficient? Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Efficient Reporting to AuthoritiesGiven the focus that is put on radiation dose levels, it is just a matter of time before authorities will demand continuous reporting on radiation dose from healthcare providers. This is not only for control purposes, but also to build up a reference database. By comparing radiation dose levels not only in a single hospital but in a region or even in an entire country, broader guidelines and improvements can be implemented. “With the dose at hand, a flexible dose monitoring solution will enable the necessary reports to be created with just a few clicks,” says Ian Judd, product manager for Sectra’s dose monitoring solution. “I have met several healthcare providers who do this manually today spending days or even weeks to collect and summarize the data. With the increased demands from authorities, that will simply not cut it.” Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Related Content FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Healthcare providers need to implement efficient means of collecting radiation dose statistics, reporting to authorities and visualizing dose data throughout the healthcare chain. This is the foundation that can enable an optimization of dose levels – all for the benefit of the patient. It is a natural next step to increase patient safety and inevitably, a necessary demand being put forward by authorities. Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Editor’s note: Mats Björnemo is director product marketing at Sectra.center_img Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Video Player is loading.Mahadevappa Mahesh discusses trends in medical physics at the 2019 AAPM meetingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:01Loaded: 4.04%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:01 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. Radiation dose continues to rise as the number of computed tomography (CT), nuclear, angiography and fluoroscopy examinations grow, leading to a greater risk of patient overexposure to radiation. Healthcare providers must reinforce their efforts to monitor and visualize dose levels from radiology examinations to enhance patient safety and meet new regulatory demands. There also is a need to justify and optimize the usage of radiation dose to find a balance between safer practice, image quality and lower dose — all for the benefit of the patient. Implementing tools for automatic and continuous follow up of radiation dose is at the forefront of meeting these challenges. Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more The in-depth analysis enables benchmarking between different modalities, different hospitals, or even different technologists and doctors to develop best practices. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring 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. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Dose Data that Follows the PatientThe risk of over-radiation is normally not the dose given in a specific examination, but the cumulative dose given to a patient over time. This means that the dose data should not only be gathered and kept at a specific hospital or clinic, but it needs to follow the patient throughout their life. The solution to this challenge will differ between countries. This varies from national registries and patient portals to a patient owning the data in their personal record. 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PHOTOS Nicaraguans in Costa Rica gather to support their country during hard

first_imgA group of Nicaraguans who live in Costa Rica gathered at the Plaza de la Democracia in downtown San José on April 21 to demonstrate their love and support for their fellow citizens back home.Nicaraguans have taken to the streets in recent days to protest against their country’s government; reforms to the pension system by President Daniel Ortega sparked the protests, which have continued despite his U-turn on the proposed changes. Voices from around Nicaragua and around the world have criticized the government reaction to the protesters. At the time of the gathering in San José, the death toll at the Nicaraguan protests had risen to at least 25.Here’s a look at the event. A child holding a lit candle during the vigil in Costa Rica. Ezequiel Becerra / AFP Children also gathered at the vigil in the Plaza de la Democracia. Ezequiel Becerra / AFP A sad Nicaraguan man during the vigil at the Plaza de la Democracia in San José, Costa Rica. Ezequiel Becerra / AFP Nicaraguans in Costa Rica gathered to support their country. Ezequiel Becerra / AFP Nicaraguan people in Costa Rica overwhelmed by what’s happening in their country. Ezequiel Becerra / AFP A vigil for Nicaragua at the Plaza de la Democracia. Ezequiel Becerra / AFP Facebook Comments President under pressure during Nicaraguan riots despite reform U-turncenter_img Related posts:Sandinista stronghold calls for Nicaraguan leader to end repression Protests continue, 20 people killed, journalist shot in Nicaragua unrest Night of terror leaves 5 dead in Nicaraguan protests Once a symbol of Somoza-era torture, Nicaragua prison holds protesterslast_img read more

Family brawl ends in dads murderFamily brawl ends in dads murder

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The elderly man was badly beaten and stabbed, leaving him unconscious and fighting for his life.Police, including Crime Intelligence Gathering officers, rushed to the scene. Neighbours were shocked at what had happened, and looked on in astonishment as the son was led towards an SAPS  vehicle.The father was rushed to Ladysmith Provincial Hospital by Sharaj Ambulance Services, where he was in a comma for 5 days. He passed away yesterday morning (Monday).The son has been held in custody since the incident and a charge of murder is being investigated. He is set to appear in the Ladysmith Magistrate’s Court today (Tuesday). 61-year-old Mr Danny Maharaj is dead after an argument between him and his son turned deadly on Wednesday night last week.It is alleged that the elderly man was arguing with his 36-year-old son (has not appeared in court yet) and that the altercation escalated into a physical assault.It is believed that the father and son were estranged and were possibly trying to repair their relationship. Ties between the son and his dad were allegedly strained.On Wednesday night last week, the son went to his father’s home in Tanjore Road. During the course of the evening, an argument broke out which ended in a vicious assault.last_img read more