14 June 2007Voluntary blood donors help prevent the death and improve the health of millions of women and their newborns around the world, the United Nations health agency said today. “Increasing the number of voluntary blood donors to give blood regularly is important all around the world,” says Dr. Neelam Dhingra, Coordinator, Blood Transfusion Safety, UN World Health Organization (WHO) said in a news release on the occasion of World Blood Donor Day.“Safe Blood for Safe Motherhood” is the theme of this year’s Day, which Dr. Dhingra said is part of a larger international campaign “to ensure safe blood will always be available to every patient who needs transfusion as part of their treatment.”According to WHO, more than half a million women die each year during pregnancy, childbirth or in the postpartum period – 99 per cent of them in the developing world. An estimated 25 per cent of those deaths are caused by severe bleeding.The impact that access to safe blood can have on health outcomes for pregnant women with severe bleeding is illustrated by Malawi, where the maternal mortality rate due to severe blood loss had fallen by more than 50 per cent in 2005, following the establishment of the Malawi Blood Transfusion Service two years earlier.Highlighting the “major imbalance” between developing and industrialized countries in access to safe blood, WHO noted that only 45 per cent of the global blood supply is collected in developing countries, which are home to more than 80 per cent of the world’s population. Improved access to safe blood and safe blood transfusion can not only help millions of women and their newborns, said WHO, but is a vital component of global efforts to achieve the health-related Millennium Development Goals – a set of anti-poverty targets agreed to by world leaders in 2000.At an observance of the Day in Washington, D.C., hosted by WHO’s regional office – the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) – child cancer survivors from the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean today thanked voluntary blood donors for helping to save their lives. “Blood donors are very special to me because they helped me during my battle with cancer five years ago,” said 12-year-old Balee Wahl, of the United States, who suffered from Ewings Sarcoma in her left lower leg and needed repeated blood transfusions during her treatment. Four other children at today’s observance required blood transfusions during their treatment for cancer, and underscored the key role played by regular, voluntary blood donors in ensuring that safe blood is readily available to patients who need it. read more

The Special Task Force (STF) stormed the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) today and freed the chairman after he was held hostage by the staff.Employees attached to trade unions protested at the CEB today after discussions with the chairman, W.B. Ganegala, over some demands failed. The employees later surrounded the office of the chairman and held him hostage. The Police obtained a court order and the employees were told to release the chairman but the protesting CEB employees refused to do so. The STF was then called in and the CEB chairman was escorted out with Police protection.A tense situation arose with some STF members, the Police and the protesters exchanging blows. Following the incident, the CEB trade unions said that they will launch a strike tomorrow to protest over the manner in which the Police dealt with the situation. (Colombo Gazette) read more

by Alison Mutler, The Associated Press Posted Feb 4, 2017 12:02 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BUCHAREST, Romania – After mass protests that have rocked the country for days, Romania’s government announced Saturday that it will repeal a highly controversial emergency decree that decriminalizes official misconduct.Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu said the government would hold an emergency meeting Sunday to withdraw the decree, which has sparked the biggest protests in Romania since the end of communism in 1989.“I don’t want to divide Romania … Romania in this moment seems broken in two,” Grindeanu told reporters.Protesters were angry that the measure would water down the country’s fight against corrupt officials. Tens of thousands took to the streets for the fifth consecutive day Saturday, marching through Bucharest and forming a human chain around the Palace of the Parliament built by late Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu.There were also large-scale protests Saturday evening in the cities of Cluj, Timisoara, Sibiu, Constanta and Brasov and more planned for Sunday.The Social Democrat-led coalition government has come under huge pressure at home and abroad to repeal the emergency decree it passed Wednesday without Parliament input, which critics say will drastically weaken an anti-corruption fight widely praised by Romania’s Western allies.Grindeanu said the proposal would be sent to Parliament for debate, a move that is not likely to appease all protesters.One protester, Florin Dutu of Bucharest, said he wasn’t totally satisfied with the development but said it was important government understood the determination of the people.“Romania is a strong democracy. People are on the streets and you cannot avoid doing the right thing,” he said.Presidential spokeswoman Madalina Dobrovolschi called the development “a step toward normality.”The constitutional Court was expected to rule next week on whether the measure violates the constitution.The ordinance decriminalizes official misconduct if the funds involved are less than 200,000 lei ($47,800), which critics said would just encourage officials to steal on the job up to that point. Grindeanu said he would consult with other parties about scrapping the monetary threshold.Liviu Dragnea, head of Social Democrats, is one of those who would have benefited from the new decree. He is banned by law from serving as prime minister because he was handed a two-year prison sentence in April 2016 for vote-rigging.Adults came to the protest Saturday in Bucharest with their children or dogs, stressing the peaceful nature of the rally to fight corruption. Cristian Busuioc came with his 11-year-old son.“I want to explain to him … what democracy means, and the way the ones who govern must create laws for the people and not against them or in their own interest,” he said. Romania govt vows to repeal law that goes easy on corruption Demonstrators wave with Romanian flag during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. On Saturday, thousands of Romanians took to the streets for a fifth consecutive day to protest the decree, that waters down the country’s anti-corruption fight. The latest outpouring of public anger resolved in the largest demonstrations since communism ended. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic) read more

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) hands the ball off to redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber (25) in the third quarter against Rutgers on Sep. 30. Ohio State won 56-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFor the first time all season, Ohio State was able to effectively use both redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber and freshman running back J.K. Dobbins in the same game for multiple drives in Saturday’s 56-0 win over Rutgers.Moving forward, head coach Urban Meyer said on the Big Ten coaches teleconference he would like to use both of them in the backfield at the same time.“They’re that quality of players when you put your best 11 up on the board, those two names surface,” Meyer said. “Our obligation is to play the best players and you know, last week we really didn’t get the repetition we wanted with either one of them.”Weber finished the game with 44 rushing yards on 10 carries and three rushing touchdowns, while Dobbins had only six carries, but totaled 53 yards on the ground. The team will not always be able to use both running backs at once. When Meyer is forced to choose one over the other, he said the indicator of who is performing the best would be to see what kind of energy level the two backs have and who is displaying the best ball security.“That’s one position that’s fairly easy to find out a guy’s in a rhythm. Just the demeanor, the way [the running back] handles himself and obviously the production,” he said. “You can tell, like, it’s not much different than if the fan when you’re watching the game and you can feel every time that guy touches the ball, or even you just feel them on the field.”Here are some additional notes from the teleconference:On Dante Booker’s improvement: “I do believe he struggled a little bit. Wasn’t so much from the injury, just getting back in the flow of things. The injury was fine, it’s just when you miss that much time and Book is one of those guys that we’ve never had to worry about him going hard or worry about him. He’s a pleaser, he wants to do everything right and sometimes you paralyze yourself because you over-analyze everything instead of just playing four to six [seconds], a to b.”On Booker being named defensive player of the week: “Oh everybody loves him, including myself and the players respect him because they know how hard he works and how much Ohio State football means to him, so it was a big cheer for him and you know, just the way you want it.”On Dwayne Haskins: “He went to a smaller, very good high school, but a smaller high school. And I think the competition was not like it was [here]. Sort of took him some time to adjust to the speed and aggressiveness, et cetera. He’s growing up, he’s still growing as a player, a quarterback. Game experience is priceless for a guy like that and he’s really handled it very well.”On Maryland quarterback Max Bortenschlager against Minnesota: “I think he was extremely efficient with the quick passing game, getting the ball out and then obviously he had some big runs. You know Minnesota going into that was one of the top defenses in America and I thought he did excellent. But he was also, now he’s established himself as a starter and you see that, with a talented guy, you see that development work. Our … defense staff has got a lot of respect for him.”On impressive Maryland players: “I think the skillset of the offensive players, the six-out and their returner [D.J. Moore], he’s obviously very involved in the kicking game. So the skill positions on the receiver and the running back is very patient and great acceleration. And on defense, just another year in the system of coach [D.J.] Durkin and the understanding of that 3-4 style defense they play and the activity of the defensive front. That’s what catches my eye.” read more

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago was mopping up Tuesday after being spared the full brunt of Tropical Storm Bret, the first named weather system of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.(CNC3 photo)Bret made its way through the twin island republic late Monday night into Tuesday.The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) said that there were no reports of injuries but that several properties, mainly in the eastern and northern section of Trinidad as well as in Tobago, had been affected by the storm’s passage.“We have no reports of injuries,” said the head of the ODPM, Captain Neville Wint, confirming that at least 27 patients at the St Ann’s Hospital on the outskirts of the capital had to be evacuated to another part of the building after the roof was blown away.In many other instances, the ODPM reported that trees and roofs were blown away by the storm. Commercial flights were expected to resume Tuesday after both the Piarco International Airport in Trinidad and the ANR Robinson Airport in Tobago re-opened.In Tobago, a family was rescued by disaster preparedness officials after a tree fell on their home.Schools, banks, as well as some commercial businesses remained closed Tuesday prolonging the long weekend that had included a public holiday on Monday as Trinidad and Tobago observed Labour Day where trade union leaders called for the removal of at least five government ministers.A number of supermarkets had reported brisk business on Monday as people stocked up on water, bread, candles and other necessities ahead of the storm that is now moving towards Venezuela. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedT&T man falls to death running from rainJune 21, 2017In “latest news”T&T rattled by another quake, over 100 aftershocks since last TuesdayDecember 13, 2016In “over 100 aftershocks since last Tuesday”T&T to close schools, offices ahead of stormJune 19, 2017In “latest news” read more

first_imgNEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…Candy Rose Brady doesn’t mind the wind as she walks in Dublin today. She was rescued by her owner Niall in 2007. (@niallmbrady/Twitter)IRELANDThe weather was sh*te again. (This is not déjà vu, it was just sh*te again).We took a look back at 1983 through the release of State Papers. The big topics were the phone tapping scandal, the abortion referendum and visits by Margaret Thatcher and Robert Mugabe.Loads of people went to see a massive whale that had washed up on Achill beach.Firefighters closed two roads in Dublin because the first ‘e’ from a Heineken ad almost blew off a building.A man is to be charged with the fatal stabbing of David Spain in Shankill.An Irish skier died in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps.We’re giving €2 million to the Central African Republic.A man is in hospital in Tipperary after being stabbed.A pedestrian was seriously injured when he was struck by a car in Cork.Gerry Adams believes an agreement can be reached when Richard Haass returns to Northern Ireland tomorrow.The Taoiseach admitted Ireland may miss his deadline on negotiating a deal to retroactively recapitalise the banks.WORLDA racegoer shelters from the wind and rain during the 2013 William Hill Yorkshire Winter Festival, at Wetherby Racecourse. (Image: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images)#BRITAIN: The UK also felt the effects of a major storm this week and the cleanup from earlier flooding continued today. The Prime Minister was accosted by an angry Kent citizen today who claimed the council “have gone off on their holidays”.#SOUTH SUDAN: Irish charity goal has evacuated staff from South Sudan as the country rapidly descends into civil war.#IRAQ: The man who oversaw Saddam Hussein’s hanging said he did not see any fear in the dictator’s face ahead of his execution. He also recalled seeing George Bush give a thumbs up signal when the Iraqi prime minister first suggested they kill him.#SPAIN: A 35-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after she threw a newborn baby out a window on Christmas Eve.#ARGENTINA: A teenage rape victim has been granted permission to terminate her pregnancy by a court which overruled a judge’s earlier decision to deny an abortion.INNOVATIONHave you been playing QuizUp this Christmas? (If not, you should. It’s fun, interactive and addictive – all the ingredients for a great app). Anyway, the company behind it has just raised $22 million in a round of financing. [TechCrunch]Speaking of wholesome fun, did you know you can now play vintage console games from the ’70s and ’80s on the Internet now? [Console Living Room]PARTING SHOTActress, singer and winner of Hells Kitchen Jennifer Ellison celebrates the centenary of Hellmann’s Mayonnaise with male chefs at the Hempel Hotel in 2005. (Image: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images)“Mayonnaise … is ketchup’s dark twin—loved by some, reviled by others, setting brother against brother wherever it is spread.” – Gabriel Roth, 2003.Did you add the white stuff to your leftover sandwiches today? If so (or, if you are a hater), you may find this ‘Brief History of Mayonnaise‘ as fascinating as we did. [Slate]last_img read more

first_img http://jrnl.ie/3368813 Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland By Conor Kane 28-year-old appears in court charged with murder of Waterford mother Samantha Walsh Gardaí disputed the claim that Danny Whelan said “not guilty” when charged with the murder. Short URL May 2nd 2017, 12:25 PM 12,988 Views Updated 3.33pmA 28-YEAR-OLD man has been remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of mother-of-four Samantha Walsh in Waterford city last week.Danny Whelan, of no fixed abode but originally from Thurles in Co Tipperary, was brought before Waterford district court this morning after being charged at Waterford garda station last night.The accused arrived in the courtroom at about 10.25am, accompanied by plain-clothes gardaí. He was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a grey hoodie and black trainers.Detective Garda Patrick Kelly said he charged Danny Whelan at 9.30pm on Monday night in the garda station and the accused made no reply to the charge.The accused’s solicitor, Colin Morrissey, said he was told by his client that he had said “not guilty” to the charge but Detective Garda Kelly said this was incorrect and there was no reply.Morrissey applied for free legal aid, which was granted by Judge Kevin Staunton, and said that his client was on social welfare.He also asked that Danny Whelan be afforded all medical and psychiatric care needed. He had been released from University Hospital Waterford “in respect to a self-harming issue”.Judge Staunton directed that “all medical or psychological treatment as is deemed necessary” be provided to the accused.Inspector Tony Lonergan said the State’s application was for a remand in custody. The judge remanded Danny Whelan in custody, to appear again before Waterford district court next Monday.Walsh’s body was found in an apartment on Thomas Street, Waterford city, on Friday afternoon by emergency personnel after a man raised the alarm.A post-mortem examination conducted on Saturday at University Hospital Waterford by deputy state pathologist Dr Michael Curtis confirmed that she had been assaulted.Originally from the Lisduggan area in Waterford, Walsh also lived in Sligo and Mayo in recent years before returning to Waterford. She had only been living for a short time in the apartment where she was found dead.Danny Whelan was arrested at the weekend by gardaí investigating Ms Walsh’s murder. He was detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, at Waterford garda station over the weekend and charged last night.Comments have been closed for legal reasons.Read: Man (20s) arrested in connection with murder of Samantha WalshRead: Gardaí launch murder investigation into death of Samantha Walsh (31) Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email Tuesday 2 May 2017, 12:25 PM No Comments Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Irelandlast_img read more

first_imgA ceremony Saturday will honor all those who served during the Vietnam War as well as Vietnam-era veterans.The event will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at Vancouver Mall, 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive, near the ground-level Starbucks Coffee shop.Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans will receive a lapel pin commemorating the 50th anniversary of the war. U.S. military forces were involved from the mid-1960s until early 1973.The ceremony is presented by Pure Kraze Events for Veterans, the Community Military Appreciation Committee and the Clark College Student Veterans of America.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 3, 2018 – Nassau – Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette says that the government is committed to easing the way business is conducted in the country.  The Minister made the comments while delivering opening remarks at the 6th Annual Arbitration and Investment Seminar, held at the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre at the University of The Bahamas on Monday, January 29.“While The Bahamas is recognized internationally as a mature, well-regulated and sophisticated international financial centre with international financial institutions delivering a myriad of services including banking, private banking and trust service, investment advisory services and insurance among others, there are real concerns about the ease of doing business in The Bahamas which has the potential to erode our competitive advantage in these areas globally,” said Minister Symonette.He said that as globalization continues, The Bahamas has to meet the demands of the global community including its perception of the country as a business centre and its expectations.“We cannot be left behind as our regional neighbors make changes to the way they do business to position their countries globally,” he said. “Too much is at stake for the Bahamian people, particularly the youth of our country, the backbone of the future.”He said with this objective in mind, the government would implement a number of initiatives aimed at improving the ease in which business is conducted. He pointed to three priority areas.“Those areas include the business license process, the investor proposal process and various immigration processes, including work permits,” said Minister Symonette, “The government will also move to bring ‘greater transparency’ to the processes of doing business in The Bahamas.”He said that as it pertains to resolving disputes, the government remains committed to the establishment of the country as a modern and sophisticated international commercial arbitration centre.“We believe that given our developed financial services sector and large ship registry, there are opportunities which can allow these matters to be arbitrated here in The Bahamas creating jobs for Bahamian professionals while having trickle down for the economy at large. The potential for long term employment opportunities for Bahamian professionals has to be stressed.”Topics discussed at the summit included, ‘Smooth or Rough seas? Challenges to Maritime Arbitration,’ ‘Court-Connected Mediation & Arbitration, Anti-Suit Injunctions, Helpful or Harmful’ and ‘Construction Adjudication: Baha Mar Open, Now Have We Learned the Lessons for Construction Dispute Resolution?’Release: BISPhoto Caption: Header: Attendees look on during the 6th Annual Arbitration and Investment Summit — Caribbean, Latin America and Other Emerging Markets 2018. The event was held under the theme, ‘Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution; Cooperation vs. Competition.’ The summit was held at the Harry C. Moore Library at the University of the Bahamas on Monday. (BIS Photo/Derek Smith)Insert: Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette, delivering opening remarks at the 6th Annual Arbitration and Investment Summit — Caribbean, Latin America and Other Emerging Markets 2018.  The event was held under the theme, ‘Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution; Cooperation vs. Competition.’ The summit was held at the Harry C. Moore Library at the University of the Bahamas on Monday, January 29, 2018. (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp -088center_img Related Items:last_img read more

first_imgCoel is planning to appeal his termination at a hearing, Thursday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (WSVN) – A new video was released, Thursday, showing the moment a police officer fatally shot a woman during a Punta Gorda citizens police training.The footage shows 73-year-old Mary Knowlton stepping to the front of the crowd to participate in a “Shoot, Don’t Shoot” scenario.Punta Gorda officer Lee Coel played the suspect as he fired his personal gun at her.Knowlton dropped to the ground and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.Her husband, Gary Knowlton, recalled the tragic moment.“I was maybe 10 feet away from her and watched this patrolman, who was the bad guy aimed right at her and shoot,” said Gary. “He turned her over and she looked horrible. Blood all over the place, and I thought, ‘Oh, my God!’ There was maybe five people who were trying to save her.”Investigators said they found no evidence Coel intended to shoot and kill Knowlton. However, he was terminated from the police department. last_img read more

first_img Facebook Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY: Weird Al Yankovic where-does-%E2%80%9Cweird-al%E2%80%9D-yankovic-keep-his-grammys Twitter Email The song parodist and comedian has won four GRAMMYs so far, and is up for another golden gramophone at the 61st GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Feb 6, 2019 – 9:59 am The first time four-time GRAMMY-winning song parodist and comedian “Weird Al” Yankovick received a golden gramophone in the mail, he had to assemble it himself; it came in two pieces.”Oh, it’s an IKEA GRAMMY,” he says laughing. “You just like put it together on your own.” News NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 6, 2019 – 10:01 am Weird Al Yankovic Shares Where He Keeps His GRAMMY Where Does “Weird Al” Yankovic Keep His GRAMMYs? That year, in 1985, he won Best Comedy Recording for “Eat It” at the 27th GRAMMY Awards. Since then, he’s won three more times: Best Concept Music Video (“I’m Fat,” 1988), Best Comedy Album (Poodle Hat, 2003) and Best Comedy Album (Mandatory Fun, 2014).”Every time I’ve won a GRAMMY, it’s been a thrill—that never gets old,” Yankovic says in the latest rendition of Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY?”Winning it the first time—I mean that’s a big deal cause that sort of changes your life in way,” he adds.   While still in awe of his first-time win (“I mean, I was up against Rodney Dangerfield and Richard Pryor … when I won it was just unbelievable”), Yankovic just might earn a fifth GRAMMY to add to his already-crowded shelf at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, where he’s nominated for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package for Squeeze Box: The Complete Works Of “Weird Al” Yankovic. Check out where Yankovic stores his four GRAMMYs, and don’t forget to tune in to the 61st GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10 on CBS.2019 GRAMMY Awards To Air Feb. 10, 2019, From Los Angeleslast_img read more

first_imgNew Canadian research has found that growing up with a TV in the bedroom may have a negative effect on children’s physical and mental health in their teenage years. Carried out by researchers at the Université de Montréal’s School of Psychoeducation and the INRS-IAF, a research institute affiliated with the Université du Québec à Montréal, the study looked at data gathered from 1,859 Quebec children born between the spring of 1997 and the spring of 1998. Read the whole story: CTV Newscenter_img “The early years are a critical period in a child’s development,” said study author Linda Pagani, who will be discussing the study on Thursday at the International Convention of Psychological Science in Paris.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: A young woman, travelling in a suburban train in Kolkata along with her friend, was harassed by fellow passengers who threatened and intimidated her and pulled her up for her dress. The couple later lodged a complaint with the Government Railway Police. “Yes we have received a complaint against unknown persons. We are trying to establish the identity of the accused and the entire matter is under investigation,” said a GRP officer on Monday. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights The woman, working in a private company here, boarded the general compartment of the Barrackpore-bound local train from Sealdah station along with her friend on Saturday evening. “It was very sultry, there was little place to sit, so I requested a middle-aged man to shift a little so that we could sit side-by-side. He denied, saying he cannot shift as there is no fan,” the victim wrote in her Facebook post. According to her, she and her friend somehow adjusted in the little space without further argument. Even then the man taunted her, saying “this is not a ladies compartment”. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed When the couple got up, the man shifted to the side he had initially refused to move to. The couple then asked him how he could manage without the fan now. There followed an altercation, which the woman video recorded on her mobile and then shared it on social media. The man was heard saying: “Go home and sit on each other’s lap. The metro incident (when a young couple was assaulted by a mob at the Dum Dum station of Kolkata Metro in late April for allegedly standing close to each other inside a train compartment) took place because of people of your generation.” Another man said: “Do not wear such clothes (t-shirt and jeans) and board the train.” In the video, the man can be clearly seen taunting her, saying “you are a woman, you are a woman, you are a woman, don’t speak too much”. She also retorted, asking him how he could speak about her dress. The woman then raised her voice and asked him to shut up. The woman’s friend said they were also taunted after they deboarded the train. “The taunting continued even after we alighted. When we responded… the language that the elderly man used, I will never expect a man of his age to use such words,” he said. “I just want to say, is this our country where women are meant to hear such things? This is our new society, where such behaviour has become a daily routine on trains and buses? I just want to ask, is this the behaviour which can be expected from the seniors?” the woman questioned in her Facebook post.last_img read more

first_imgWindows 10 Build 15019: Game Mode finally operational by Martin Brinkmann on January 27, 2017 in Windows – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 5 commentsMicrosoft has just released Windows 10 Build 15019 to the Fast Ring of the Insider Program. The new version brings along with it a functional Game Mode, other gaming related improvements, the new privacy set up experience, and a lot more.You may read the rather long blog post over on the Windows Experience blog for a detailed rundown on all changes and issues of the release.Most features that are now available for testing will likely be part of the Creators Update for Windows 10, out in April 2017. Since we are talking about development releases, there is however still a chance that things may change or be pulled before the final version is released.The issue that the download progress stays at 0% even while it is downloading is still there. You can check the resource monitor to make sure the download actually happens in the background. Note that you may go back and open Windows Update again to start the actual installation of the new build.Note: This build is quite buggy in regards to issues. Games may crash or refuse to load, Edge extensions don’t work, Edge’s Developer Tools may crash or hang, and audio may stop working sporadically on some PCs. Also, if you have trouble getting the update to download or install, stop the Windows Update and Delivery Optimization service, restart the PC, and try again.Windows 10 Build 15019The new build features quite a few gaming related features and changes. One of the big ones is Game Mode. While the controls were visible in Windows 10 Build 15014 already, they are now functional and ready for use.It will be interesting to see benchmarks that test game performance with and without Game Mode enabled. I’m still not convinced that Game Mode will provide a noticeable improvement when it comes to gaming, but we will see.First thing you need to do is visit Settings > Gaming > Game Mode to toggle the feature. Once you have done that, you may enable Game Mode in the Game Bar for individual games.You bring the Game Bar to the front with the shortcut Windows-G.Microsoft added support for 17 additional games that run in full screen to this build. It allows you to bring up the Game Bar when these games are run in full screen mode to capture a screenshot or record a video.The list of games features a mix of old and newer titles such as Rainbox Six Siege, Left 4 Dead 2, Grim Dawn or Fifa 17.The third and final new gaming related feature of Windows 10 build 15019 is a new dedicated Settings section called gaming. It enables you to manage the Game Bar, DVR, Broadcasting and Game Mode there currently. Note that some of the options were previously only configurable through the Xbox application. Moving them to the Settings application makes a lot of sense, especially since some features run in the background by default.What else is new in Windows 10 Build 15019?Microsoft Edge supports text to speech now for ebooks that you open in the web browser. All you need to do is click or tap on the “read aloud” button when ebooks are open to use the feature. It works for all ebooks bought in Store, and all non-store EPUB files as well.Edge will display full colored emoji from this build on.The new privacy setup experience is included in this build.Wi-Fi connectivity experience during setup supports Wi-fi Captive Portal.Microsoft Account sign-up and sign-in updated “to the new design” for the Windows 10 Creators Update.Windows users can enroll into Windows Hello using the new design implementation.Audio track used for the setup experience is recorded by voice actors, and no longer computer generated.Subtitles are now an option during setup.The Blue light feature is now called Night Light. There is also a new preview option for the feature. Also, some bugs fixed such as Night Light mode not kicking in after waking device from sleep.You may now resize your virtual machine connection in Hyper-V.The Action Center displays app and game download progress.Better discoverability for Troubeshooters. The option has been migrated from the Control Panel to the Settings app. You find them under Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot.Improved high-DPI support.Custom scaling has been migrated from Control Panel to now be a subpage in Display SettingsIssues in this build (full list on Microsoft’s blog post)The new build, like previous ones, has dozens of known issues, some of them major.Games may not load correctly, but crash or show black screens.A click on “certain elements” in desktop games may minimize the game and may prevent it from being restored (yes, Microsoft is this vague).Dragging apps from the all apps list to Start won’t work. Right-click still works to pin apps.On some PCs, audio may stop working sporadically.Microsoft Edge Developer Tools may crash, hang or fail otherwise.Inspect Element and View Source in Edge don’t work properly.Extensions in Edge don’t work in this build.Now You: What’s your opinion of this new build and the features, and its issues?SummaryArticle NameWindows 10 Build 15019: Game Mode finally operationalDescriptionMicrosoft has just released Windows 10 Build 15019 to the Fast Ring of the Insider Program that brings along a fully working Game Mode feature.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAmazon is giving college students a compelling reason to sign up for Prime Student. The e-tailer recently announced that Prime Student members can subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited for just 99 cents per month. Music Unlimited is Amazon’s premium music subscription service. It gives subscribers access to over 50 million songs, including new releases. The service typically costs $7.99 per month for Prime members and $9.99 per month for non-Prime members. That means that over the span of a year, a Prime Student member will only pay $12 for Music Unlimited, whereas everyone else would pay at least $84. Prime Student Members: Music Unlimited For $1 Prime Student members have a new perk to take advantage of. Amazon is offering its premium music service, Music Unlimited, for just 99 cents per month. (That’s $7 less than what a non-student Prime member would pay). View DealPrime Student is a no brainer for most college students who frequently shop online. It costs $59 per year (or $6.49 per month) and features free 2-day shipping and a variety of other Amazon-specific services at half the price of the company’s traditional Prime membership. It comes with a free, 6-month trial and gives students access to exclusive deals, video game discounts, Whole Foods discounts, and deals found at the Amazon Off to College Store. To be fair, Amazon isn’t the only company with a student discount. Spotify has an excellent student plan that includes Spotify Premium, Hulu, and Showtime for just $4.99 per month. Meanwhile, Apple Music Student offers access to over 50 million songs for $4.99 per month (regularly $9.99 per month). However, if you’re looking for a plan that includes free shipping alongside various other perks, this Prime Student deal wins hands down.last_img read more

first_imgWay back in 1995, this was the type of story found on many concerned Christian forums.Barbara Whitehorse started seeking answers after her son asked a typical question: “Mom, can I get Pokémon cards? A lot of my friends from church have them.” Much as she wanted Matthew to have fun with his friends, she gave a loving refusal. Matthew’s tutor had already warned her that the Pokémon craze could stir interest in other kinds of occult role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons.One of her son’s friends was playing outside and said, “I’ll just use my psychic powers.” Already, the world of fantasy had coloured his real world. So when some of the kids wanted to watch the afternoon Pokémon cartoon on television, Barb again had to say “no.” It’s not easy to be parents these days.Some schools in the US back in 1995 had banned the cards from school grounds.Though the demonic realm hasn’t changed, today’s technology, media, and multicultural climate makes it easier to access and harder than ever to resist its appeal, say some church leaders. With some of the creatures having the power to summon others or be sacrificed to transform, the similarity with a cult-type language is clearly evident in the older games, card games and TV series.The question now is does Pokémon Go fall into the above category? While many would argue no, each Pokémon caught has abilities, just like the old card game.What do you think?DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

first_imgFeature | June 16, 2014 Study Shows Mammography Has Led to Fewer Late-Stage Breast Cancers New analysis factors in impact of rising breast cancer rates due to other factors Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Image courtesy of Imago Systems June 16, 2014 — In the last 30 years, since mammography was introduced, late-stage breast cancer incidence has decreased by 37 percent, a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center finds.The analysis takes into account an observed underlying trend of increased breast cancer incidence present since the 1940s, a sort of inflation rate for breast cancer.Researchers looked at early-stage and late-stage breast cancer diagnoses between 1977-1979, before mammography became popular, and compared it to diagnoses between 2007-2009. Based on trends observed in the pre-mammography period of the 1940s to the 1970s as well as continued trends over time, the researchers took into account a central estimated increase in breast cancer incidence of 1.3 percent per year. This is called an annual percentage change, or APC.Think of the APC like the inflation rate: $1 from 1977 does not go as far in 2007. Just as the cost of money rises, the number of breast cancer diagnoses is increasing, independently of efforts to detect it earlier.In the current paper, published in Cancer, the researchers looked at the late 1970s data and projected incidence of early-stage and late-stage breast cancer in 2007-2009 based on the APC. They then compared the projected rates to actual rates.Late-stage breast cancer incidence decreased 37 percent from the projected rate, and early-stage breast cancer incidence correspondingly increased 48 percent from 1977-1979 to 2007-2009. They also conducted similar analyses with other APC values, ranging from 0.5 to 2 percent. All estimates showed a substantial decrease in late-stage disease.“When you factor in this temporal trend, our analysis shows that there has been a shift from late-stage to early-stage breast cancer over the last 30 years. This is what you would expect with a successful screening program. Not only are we detecting more early-stage cancer, but we are decreasing the number of late-stage cases that tend to be more challenging to treat and more deadly,” says senior study author Mark Helvie, M.D., professor of radiology and director of breast imaging at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.There are many reasons why breast cancer incidence is increasing over time, including reproductive, dietary and environmental factors. Prior estimates showed a 1 to 3 percent annual increase in the United States and Europe before mammography screening began. In countries in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe with no routine screening mammography, breast cancer rates are increasing as much as 3 to 5 percent per year.Importantly, the current study also found that since mammography was introduced, there has been an overall 9 percent decrease in invasive breast cancer, when factoring in a 1.3 percent annual percentage increase. This has been offset by an increase in ductal carcinoma in situ, so-called stage 0 breast cancer, which is not invasive.“While we have seen an increase in overall breast cancer incidence over the last 30 years, the drop in late-stage diagnoses is a positive benefit of mammography and our heightened awareness of early detection. The decrease in late-stage disease, together with improved treatments, contributes to the decreased mortality from breast cancer in the United States in the last 20 years,” Helvie says.Additional authors: Joanne T. Chang, M.P.H., and Mousumi Banerjee, Ph.D., University of Michigan; and R. Edward Hendrick, Ph.D., University of Colorado.For more information: www.newswise.com/institutions/newsroom/868/ FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Related Content News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more read morelast_img read more

first_imgIf you’re a Node.js developer, it might seem odd to be thinking about Azure. However, as the software landscape becomes increasingly cloud native, it’s well worth thinking about the cloud solution you and your organization uses. It should, after all, make life easier for you as much as it should help your company scale and provide better services and user experiences for customers. We don’t often talk about it, but cloud isn’t one thing: it’s a set of tools that provide developers with new ways of building and managing apps. It helps you experiment and learn. In the development of Azure, developer experience is at the top of the agenda. In many ways the platform represents Microsoft’s transformation as an organization, from one that seemed to distrust open source developers, to one which is hell bent on making them happier and more productive. So, if you’re a Node.js developer – or any kind of JavaScript developer, for that matter – reading this with healthy scepticism (and why wouldn’t you), let’s look at some of the reasons and ways Azure can support you in your work… This post is part of a series brought to you in conjunction with Microsoft. Download Learning Node.js Development for free courtesy of Microsoft here. Deploy apps quickly with Azure App Service As a developer, deploying applications quickly is one of your top priorities. Azure does that thanks to Azure App Service. Essentially, Azure App Service is a PaaS that brings together a variety of other Azure services and resources helping you to develop and host applications without worrying about your infrastructure. There are lots of reasons to love Azure App Service, not least the speed with which it allows you to get up and running, but most importantly it gives application developers access to a range of Azure features, such as load balancing and security, as well as the platforms integrations with tools for DevOps processes. Azure App Service works for developers working with a range of platforms, from Python to PHP – Node.js developers that want to give it a try should start here. Manage application and infrastructure resources with the Azure CLI The Azure CLI is a useful tool for managing cloud resources. It can also be used to deploy an application quickly. If you’re a developer that likes working with the CLI, this feature really does offer a nice way of working, allowing you to easily move between each step in the development and deployment process. If you want to try deploying a Node.js application using the Azure CLI, check out this tutorial, or learn more about the Azure CLI here. Go serverless with Azure Functions Serverless has been getting serious attention over the last 18 months. While it’s true that serverless is a hyped field, and that in reality there are serious considerations to be made about how and where you choose to run your software, it’s relatively easy to try it out for yourself using Azure. In fact, the name itself is useful in demystifying serverless. The word ‘functions’ is a much more accurate description what you’re doing as a developer. A function is essentially a small piece of code that runs in the cloud that execute certain actions or tasks in specific situations. There are many reasons to go serverless, from a pay per use pricing model to support for your preferred dependencies. And while there are plenty of options in terms of cloud providers, Azure is worth exploring because it makes it so easy for developers to leverage. Learn more about Azure Functions here. Simple, accessible dashboards for logging and monitoring In 2019 building more reliable and observable systems will expand from the preserve of SREs and become something developers are accountable for too. This is the next step in the evolution of software engineering, as new silos are broken down. It’s for this reason that the monitoring tools offered by Azure could prove to be so valuable for developers. With Application Insights and Azure Monitor, you can gain the level of transparency you need to properly manage your application. Learn how to successfully monitor a Node.js app here. Build and deploy applications with Azure DevOps DevOps shouldn’t really require additional effort and thinking – but more often than not it does. Azure is a platform that appears to understand this implicitly, and the team behind it have done a lot to make it easier to cultivate a DevOps culture with several useful tools and integrations. Azure Test Plans is a toolkit for testing applications, which can seriously help you improve the way you test in your development processes, while Azure Boards can support project management from inside the Azure ecosystem – useful if you’re looking for a new way to manage agile workflows. But perhaps the most important feature within Azure DevOps – for developers at least – is Azure Pipelines. Azure Pipelines is particularly useful for JavaScript developers as it gives you the option to run a build pipeline on a Microsoft hosted agent that has a wide range of common JavaScript tools (like Yarn and Gulp) pre-installed. Microsoft claims this is the “simplest way to build and deploy” because “maintenance and upgrades are taken care of for you. Each time you run a pipeline, you get a fresh virtual machine. The virtual machine is discarded after one use.” Find out how to build, test, and deploy Node.js apps using Azure Pipelines with this tutorial. Read next: 5 developers explain why they use Visual Studio Code Conclusion: Azure is a place to experiment and learn We often talk about cloud as a solution or service. And although it can provide solutions to many urgent problems, it’s worth remembering that cloud is really a set of many different tools. It isn’t one thing. Because of this, cloud platforms like Azure are as much places to experiment and try out new ways of working as it is simply someone else’s server space. With that in mind, it could be worth experimenting with Azure to try out new ideas – after all, what’s the worst that can happen? More than anything, cloud native should make development fun. Find out how to get started with Node.js on Azure. Download Learning Node.js with Azure for free from Microsoft.last_img read more