New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party Chief N. Chandra Babu Naidu on Sunday met Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar at his residence here. The meeting was part of Naidu’s continued outreach to Opposition party leaders in order to firm up a non-BJP front ahead of the announcement of Lok Sabha poll results on May 23. However, what the two leaders discussed, was not clear. Naidu arrived in the national capital on Saturday evening, after meeting Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow. According to the Telugu Desam Party sources, the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister is likely to meet UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her residence in evening. On Saturday, before leaving for Lucknow, Naidu held meetings with Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Pawar and Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) leader Sharad Yadav in Delhi. On Friday, he said that all parties, including rival K. Chandrashekhar Rao-led Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), were welcome to join the non-BJP Mahagathbandhan (grand-alliance). The TDP chief also met the Election Commission on Friday and accused it of being biased and pro-government.
By Zainab CalcuttawalaRabat – Abdi Mohamed, a 17-year-old Muslim boy from Kenya, was hospitalized Saturday night after two Utah police officers shot him in the chest and stomach near a homeless shelter.The shooting happened at 8:15 p.m. when police saw him arguing with a man while holding a broomstick, Fox 13, a local news source reported. After Abdi refused to drop the broomstick upon request, the officers proceeded to shoot him three times in the upper half of his body. Mohammed was one of two suspects in an alleged assault, according to a statement released by the Salt Lake City police department (SLCPD) on Sunday.“On Saturday, February 27, at approximately 8:00 p.m., officers witnessed two males with metal objects attacking a male victim,” the statement reads. “Officers confronted the two suspects and ordered them to drop the weapons. One of the males complied and dropped the weapon, the other continued to advance on the victim and was shot by officers.”In the aftermath of the shooting, 100 officers were dispatched in order to contain crowds who “shouted and threw objects at the police” as a response to the officers’ actions, Fox reported.Selam Mohammed, a friend of the victim who was accompanying him at the time, said the police gave him only one chance to surrender the broom before they began shooting.‘The police said ‘drop it’ once, then they shot him four times,’ Mohammed told Fox. “’We were trying to break it up before the police even came, but the police ran in on foot and pulled their guns out already… not even trying to tase him or anything.”“There is no doubt what happened is a tragedy for all involved and for our entire city,” the Mayor of Salt Lake City, Jackie Biskupski, said in a statement. Biskupski added that she recognizes that this is the third “significant use of force” incident for the city’s police department in the past month.The incident and footage from the two officers’ body cameras are being investigated by the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake. The results of the investigation will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for “a final determination on the shooting,” according to the statement by the police.The two officers involved in the shooting are currently on administrative leave, a SLCPD officer told The Guardian.
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook says it has suspended tens of thousands of apps made by about 400 developers as part of an investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.Starting in March 2018, Facebook started looking into the apps that have access to its users’ data. The probe came after revelations that data mining firm Cambridge Analytica used ill-gotten data from millions of Facebook users through an app, then used the data to try to influence U.S. elections.It led to a massive fallout for Facebook that included CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying before Congress. The company is still trying to recover its reputation.Facebook said Friday its investigation is ongoing and it has looked at millions of apps so far.It says it banned a few apps completely and has filed lawsuits against some.The Associated Press
Ontario PCs will ask if Liberal government has confidence of legislature TORONTO – Ontario’s New Democrats made it clear Wednesday they are not prepared to scratch the Progressive Conservatives’ nagging itch for a snap election by supporting a motion that would test the confidence of the minority Liberal government.“It seems like Mr. Hudak simply can’t pass up an opportunity to throw another gimmick out there and show how ineffective he is,” said NDP Leader Andrea Horwath.Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak said his party introduced a non-binding motion asking if the legislature has confidence in Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals in an effort to force the NDP to stop propping up the government.The auditor general’s estimate that it will cost up to $1.1 billion to cancel two gas plants to save Liberal seats in the 2011 election should be enough for Horwath to say she will help defeat the government, added Hudak.“The Liberals’ corruption stares her in the face each and every day, but every time that Andrea Horwath is asked to prop up the government, she’s ‘ready, aye ready’ to do whatever the Liberals want,” he said.“The gas plants scandal tells us the Liberals simply cannot be trusted to run the province of Ontario any more. It’s time to draw a line in the sand and put our confidence in the government to the test.”The Progressive Conservative motion, which will be debated during an Opposition day next week, is not a true confidence motion and the results would not be binding on the government. That means it’s another stunt by Hudak, said Horwath.“It’s clear that nothing has changed since the last time he threw out one of these salvos,” she said.“He can stand on his head and spit nickels or he can do back flips all he wants, but the bottom line is these gimmicks, these games do not a change make in terms of the capacity of him or I to actually create a situation where the government will fall.”But Wynne would have a hard time ignoring such a resolution if it was passed by a majority of members in the legislature, said Hudak.“If this passes it’s a question for Premier Wynne: if the house says they don’t have confidence in her, does she have the moral authority to actually govern any more,” he said. “And it’s a question for Andrea Horwath: is she on the side of the Liberals or is she on the side of Ontarians who want to see change? It’s that simple.”Wynne declined comment on Hudak’s confidence motion, saying only that she wants to keep governing and avoid an election.“Our intention is to continue to work within the legislature to govern,” said Wynne.Hudak wrote an open letter to Horwath on Sunday, saying he was “shocked” the New Democrats were not fed up with the Liberals’ behaviour and ready to try and bring down the minority government.“The moral bankruptcy and corruptness of the Liberal government of Ontario is now patently obvious to the majority of Ontarians,” wrote Hudak.“I remain somewhat astounded that you and your party don’t grasp that continuing to prop up the Wynne government by being at its beck and call is doing Ontario no favours.”Last week, the Conservatives introduced a motion to force the Liberal party to pay back the money spent on the cancelled gas plants. Even though the New Democrats supported it, the Tories failed to have enough members in the house for the vote, so the Liberals were able to defeat the motion by a single vote, 27-to-26.PC insiders vow that won’t happen when the vote on the confidence motion comes up next Wednesday, saying they want the legislature to clearly express a lack of confidence in the Liberals. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 30, 2013 2:00 am MDT
Francesca Grum was addressing a key meeting at UN Headquarters in New York, convened in response to the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, the first-ever global migration pact, which was adopted by more than 160 governments in December 2018. The agreement aims to ensure that the overall benefits of migration are optimized, whilst addressing risks and challenges, for individuals and communities in countries of origin, transit and destination.The First Objective of the Compact calls for the collection and utilization of “accurate and disaggregated data as a basis for evidence-based policies”; commits signatory countries to strengthen the “global evidence base on international migration” under the guidance of the UN; and calls for a “comprehensive strategy for improving migration data at local, national, regional and global levels.”Ms. Grum told the meeting that countries frequently ask UN Statistics for more information and requests on how to improve migration data – including information relating to the root causes and drivers of migration – and its impact on migrants’ origin, transit and destination countries. Better data is needed in order to bring about sustainable social and economic development, and national migrant data strategies are needed to inform good policies.However, she went on to say that there are “several critical challenges” to be addressed before an effective global migration data programme can be developed. These include a lack of coordination amongst data providers, and insufficient capacity to produce, analyse and communicate data. Addressing these problems would involve guidance on the use of new technologies, sampling, and how to communicate data to the public and policymakers.Ideally, said Ms. Grum, a global data migration programme would see improved capacity for data analysis; training assistance on data infrastructure; country, regional and international-level coordination; and the sharing of case studies and best practice examples. The senior statistician emphasised that the private sector, policy-makers and experts, must all be involved in the process, and that all UN guidance must be in line with each country’s national strategy for the development of statistics.
Hundreds of Amerindians, from more than 13 villages, on Sunday unanimously passed a motion at the Mabaruma Sub-Region District Conference of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) condemning the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) by President David Granger, “to examine all issues and uncertainties surrounding the claims of Amerindian land titling”.People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo and a team interacted with more than 800 Amerindians, from more than 13 villages, on Sunday during the PPP’s Sub-Region District Conference at Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini)The Amerindians joined with the PPP; the National Toshaos Council (NTC); the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA); the Guyanese Organisation of Indigenous Peoples; the Amerindian Action Movement; the South Central Peoples Development Association, and the National Amerindian Development Foundation in condemning the coalition Government’s ploy to set up the land CoI.The delegates and observers at Sunday’s conference view the establishment of this CoI as “an expression of gross disrespect to the Amerindian People of Guyana and indeed, Indigenous people everywhere”.“They view this initiative as a vulgar and divisive device to distort our history, deny Amerindians their rightful place as the first people of this land and to deprive them of their ancestral legal entitlements to traditional lands recognised long before independence and which successive PPP Governments committed billions of dollars towards ensuring that land titles were issued to the Amerindians for these lands,” the PPP said in a statement.“This Commission, the delegates and observers feel, was established without any consultations whatsoever to further polarise our people along racial lines in a failing economy, which the Government is plainly incompetent to revitalise,” the Party added.It said the delegates and observers unanimously resolved not to recognise this Commission and are calling upon the President and the Government of Guyana to rescind it immediately.“They made it clear that Amerindian entitlements to traditional land must not be, and cannot be, confused with the rights of any other ethnic groups. They are separate issues and must remain so,” the PPP stated.In attendance at the Mabaruma Sub-Region District Conference were Opposition Leader and PPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo; and PPP Members of Parliament Anil Nandlall, Pauline Sukhai and Colin Croal. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAmerindian Act 2006: PPP/C calls for wide consultation on amendmentsAugust 21, 2017In “latest news”Speaker disallows PPP’s motion calling for the Lands COI to be revokedApril 13, 2017In “latest news”Granger has a message for Indigenous Leaders: “beware of the Govt’s promises”November 1, 2014In “Politics”
Samsung modifie sa tablette pour le marché allemandSamsung est sur le point de fabriquer une nouvelle tablette pour contourner l’interdiction de vente de la Galaxy Tab en Allemagne. Samsung a apporté de nombreuses modifications à sa tablette tactile Galaxy Tab afin que celle-ci puisse être commercialisée en Allemagne. La Galaxy Tab est interdite à la vente en Allemagne pour cause de violation présumée de brevets, en attendant qu’un procès examine les termes de cette affaire, emmenée devant la justice par Apple.Samsung tente donc de contourner les points de différends avec Apple en proposant des mises à jour logicielles aux Pays-Bas. En Allemagne, où le design même de la tablette Galaxy Tab de Samsung est en cause (pour sa ressemblance avec l’iPad), Samsung s’est penché sur une refonte de l’appareil destiné au marché allemand.Samsung avait auparavant réussi à modifier sa tablette Galaxy Tab 10.1 en quelques mois afin de réduire son épaisseur de 11 mm à 8,6 mm. Il ne sera donc pas impossible au fabricant coréen de modifier le design de sa tablette en vue de présenter un modèle Galaxy Tab 10.1N destiné au marché allemand. Le 20 novembre 2011 à 21:20 • Maxime Lambert
When it rains etc. pic.twitter.com/D0lFR5Wn1B— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 1, 2017The specifics are still a bit murky, but Blass has tipped a 6.3-inch handset, boasting the same Exynos 8895 and Snapdragon 835 chipsets as Galaxy S8, plus 6GB of RAM.Samsung, as per usual, is staying mum on the topic, likely saving its official reveal for September—the same time Apple is expected to unveil its latest iPhone.Based on Cupertino’s Aug. 1 earnings release and CEO Tim Cook’s hint of a “very exciting fall,” The Verge calculated an early-September iDevice event and launch.But exactly which model (or models) that involves remains unclear. The leaked all-screen bezel-less design could be for an intermediate iPhone 7S, or perhaps the redesigned iPhone 8. Only Apple knows for sure.The company, which tends to play its cards close to its chest, has made no public announcement about its upcoming gadgets. But Bloomberg, citing “people familiar with the product,” suggested the new handset(s) will include infrared facial recognition and eye scanning.Apple is “testing” the improved security system, Bloomberg reported last month: Users can log in, authenticate payments, and launch secure apps by simply scanning their face.September is always an exciting time for smartphone fans. Just remember to take this news with a grain of salt. Stay on target iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsApple Arcade Launches Next Week While these early-stage “DIY renders” certainly give a feel for a phone’s basic design, the final product can differ significantly. pic.twitter.com/YwQMAx6Y3X— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 1, 2017Until Samsung or Apple make an official announcement, this is really just hearsay.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. When it rains, it pours: Renders of the next-generation Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Apple iPhone 8 hit the Web this week.Serial leaker Evan Blass on Monday tweeted a glimpse of the upcoming Note 8 in “midnight black.” Hours later, he revealed another exclusive photo, highlighting what looks like the love child of a late Note 7 and more recent Galaxy S8. Samsung Galaxy Note8 (in Midnight Black) pic.twitter.com/QZii9xFarQ— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 31, 2017Featuring the same wrap-around display and side buttons as the S8, Samsung’s new rectangular Note adds an infinitesimal amount of screen coverage. It also comes with a revamped dual camera setup (vertical rather than horizontal) and accompanying stylus pen, as well as a fresh golden hue.
Congratulations are exchanged in the hallways. There’s champagne assembled on a table near the stage. Parents carry bouquets, and students wear suits and dresses at the Clark College School of Nursing’s pinning ceremony at Gaiser Hall on the Clark College Campus in Vancouver.The pinning ceremony is a favorite event for nursing school professors Lisa Aepfelbacher and Mary Ellen Pierce. On Wednesday, the school propelled 34 students into one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S., but those students left behind a group of teachers who are experiencing the exact opposite workforce trend: a nationwide shortage.While the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects nursing to grow by 15 percent through 2026 at a “much faster than average” pace for all occupations, nursing school faculty is declining across the U.S. due to retirements and higher compensation offered in clinical and private-sector settings.As of 2016, the American Association of College Nurses reported that there were 1,567 faculty vacancies identified across 821 nursing schools with baccalaureate and/or graduate programs. It’s expected that by 2022, more than 34,200 new educators will be needed.“It’s an issue across the state and the nation,” said Clark College President Bob Knight.A nationwide problem at the local levelAt Clark College, faculty and administrators have grappled with how to attack the issue, which has been exacerbated by recent staff departures.
OLYMPIA — At the end of February, the restaurant Anthony’s Homeport on the Olympia waterfront saw a table for five that racked up a total bill of $343.88. If the tab had been split evenly, Democratic Sen. Steve Hobbs and Democratic Rep. Dean Takko each would have had a dinner portion exceeding $67, an amount that would have forced an extra layer of reporting. But when Boeing lobbyist Susan Champlain reported the expenditure on her disclosure filing, she wrote that the lawmaker portions of the bill were just over $45 apiece — a little under the $50 reporting threshold. Champlain listed herself and another Boeing lobbyist as having a total portion of $207.84. A Boeing spokeswoman said in a statement that the company’s representatives arrived at the restaurant earlier than the elected officials, ordered beverages and appetizers while waiting, and covered the tip and taxes at the end of the meal.“The amounts listed for each legislator accurately reflect the cost of legislator meals alone as neither official consumed pre-dinner food and beverages,” said Boeing spokeswoman Sue Bradley.That filing is just one of many peculiar reports that appear to have become commonplace among Washington state lobbyists, who face almost no scrutiny for the bewildering records they file with the state’s Public Disclosure Commission.
Almost a fifth (18%) of respondents plan to introduce new employee benefits in 2017, according to research by Secondsight.Its survey of 250 UK-based HR directors and managers at organisations with 50-5,000 employees, also found that just 5% of respondents intend to remove benefits in 2017.The research also found:95% of respondents will see their benefits budget rise in 2017.53% of respondents offer employee benefits because they want to look after their employees, 44% use employee benefits as a recruitment tool, and 42% provide employee benefits because they believe they are good for their employees’ wellbeing.55% of respondents provide employees with access to a wellbeing programme.29% of respondents would like to offer financial education in 2017, 49% would like to introduce mental health first aid benefits, and 34% plan to implement some form of critical illness or medical insurance this year.62% of respondents expect the decision to leave the European Union (EU) to impact their HR strategy, and 39% believe that Brexit will make it more difficult to recruit the right people.Ian Bird (pictured), director of business development at Secondsight, said: “The wellbeing agenda is gaining momentum, with employers taking a broader view when it comes to employee wellbeing; it seems there’s a real focus not only on the more traditional wellbeing, but also now on financial wellbeing and mental wellbeing.“Uncertainty is going to make HR’s life more difficult. However, in spite of the times that we live in, it is encouraging to see employers investing in the future of their employees through the benefits package.“While almost all employers questioned will see a budget rise in 2017, increased costs and the impact of Brexit will have wider ramifications on the HR strategy going forward, which we will need to consider.”
Hyderabad: Publication of books and spreading their content through social media is vital in promotion of knowledge. Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) is working on both the fronts. Dr. Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz, Vice Chancellor expressed these views today after inaugurating books sale counter of Directorate of Translation & Publication (DTP) on University Campus. Also Read – 3-day Snacks Festival begins at Ameerpet Metro station Advertise With Us MANUU can play a leading role at national level as a nodal agency for promoting of a language of knowledge, he added. DTP shall make an attempt to include knowledge-based literature into the category of non-fiction literature. This will be a bold step. We need to show dedication to the extent of craziness, he remarked. Dr.Abid Moiz, Consultant, Centre for Promotion of Knowledge in Urdu, compared the contribution of the fledging DTP to that of erstwhile Darut Tarjuma (Translation Bureau) of Osmania University. Also Read – Governor felicitates Sai Praneeth Advertise With Us Earlier, Prof. Mohd. Zafaruddin, Director, DTP, briefed the audience about the aims and objectives of the Directorate through power point. DTP is basically publishing three types of books, glossaries, knowledge & syllabi based books. Besides it also publishes MANUU’s first literary and research Journal “Adab-o-Saqafat”. Dr.Aslam Parwez, Translator, DTP proposed vote of thanks.
Tirupati: The annual Brahmotsavams of Sri Venkateswara temple at Tirumala will be conducted from September 30 to October 8 with majestic Vahana Sevas of the Lord both in the mornings and evenings for nine days. The religious fete which is popular nationwide will start with Dhwajarohanam on September 30 and would conclude with Chakrasnanam on October 8. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us According to TTD sources, the schedule of Vahana Sevas to be held daily during the Utsavam is as follows: September 30 evening – Pedda Sesha Vahanam, October 1 – Chinna Sesha Vahanam and Hamsa Vahanam, October 2 – Simha Vahanam and Muthyapu Pandiri Vahanam, October 3 -Kalpavruksha Vahanam and Sarva Bhupala Vahanam, October 4 – Mohini Avataram and Garuda Vahanam, October 5 – Hanumanta Vahanam, Swarna Ratham and Gaja Vahanam, October 6 – Surya Prabha Vahanam and Chandra Prabha Vahanam, October 7 – Rathotsavam and Aswa Vahanam, October 8 – Chakra Snanam and Dwajavarohanam.
Extremely disappointed to see another Bollywood star like @iamsrk falling to the level of jingoistic,one sided,short sighted, almost selfish propaganda to probably “fit in” the Hindu supremacist environment amd to poorly prove their loyalty.True stars are sensitive not selfish These are the best of times These are the worst of times Only celebrities with power amd reach like @iamsrk are expected to be sensitive about what they are producing. #Netflix also all set to become a propaganda machine. Tariq Naeem @TariqNaPakistan India is a deluded nation, high on fantasies of Bollywood. They can only make propaganda films to demonize Pakistan. But when their spies & fighter pilots enter Pak, they are paraded on TV like this. RAW agent Kulbhushan Jadhav and IAF pilot Abhindandan captured in 2016 and 2019. We know how to welcome the espionage..! Do you have some guts to admit the reality.?? If yes then please come out of Bollywood fantasies.. Fe’reeha Idrees@ abbtakk @Fereeha Hariskhan @hariskhanbest Dear @netflix I’m canceling my subscription after looking at the trailer of #BardOfBlood I & a lot of muslims around the world don’t pay u to make us look bad. We aren’t what u are portraying to the world, cuz of such shit show, u are building an extreme narrative about muslims. U people are so obsessed with us and here we don’t give a fuck. How delusional u people are. Lol we WIN! Fahim Fateyan @IbnSamani @netflix it’s 2019 and I think you should get rid of the racist, hate-mongering and stereotyping content. Pakistan is not what it is being shown. Summaya @IamSummayaCh Asfandyar Bhittani @BhittaniKhannnn ….as if we haven’t seen a series like this a million times before. Bring back the Veer-Zaara SRK. Bushra Joyo-Gandhi @filmyjoyo mr srk u should be ashamed of yourself u should be the part of humanity fr kashmir n peace for both countries n what u r showing being a Muslim shame on u Ambreen @itx_halloween You can be a Khan of Khans like Imran Khan stands fearlessly to speak the truth or a fame-money loving puppet like Shah Rukh Khan working to please Hindu fascists. I will make sure nobody in my circle watches his movies anymore. He made all the Khans ashamed! How shameful and unbelievably disconnected from reality. How much more harm will this cause to the minority community that has always supported you. I was one of them, but not after this. Shame. Mustafa @MustafaNewaz Furqan Shayk @FurqanShayk SRK lamented about Muslims being branded as terrorists when My Name is Khan was released in 2010. Now his #BardOfBlood trailer shows Muslims only as terrorists. If you don’t have the spine to speak against anti-Muslim crimes, at least feel some shame in promoting Islamophobia. How to make money from a movie is good. And Indian people are so stupid that they consider themselves true heroes of the film HaseebHR @HR4111 A. Ali @kharthoom I have always respected you and expected you to use your huge influence and celebrity power to bring peace and love between Pakistan & India. This will only spread more hatred & will create a false image of Pakistan and Muslims. Sad. Disappointing. Shame on you Mr Khan You are not aware of reality, Visit Pakistan meet Kulbhushan Yadav Then you will know your row agent reality, In reality terrorist row agent Dr.Zeeshan Aqeel Khokhar. @zeeshan_aqeel Ayesha Malik @Spishaa SRK is showing what Pakistan reality is,a TERRORIST STATE. It nurture & exports terror worldwide. Instead of accusing Shahrukh & #BardofBlood. Pakistan must take serious steps against terrorists or in October FATF will blacklist your country.SRK annual income is more than pak GDP I am amazed to see Pakistan politician , army & awaam going nuts over #BardOfBlood , accusing @iamsrk like mad people. Just imagine if Shahrukh plays Wing commander Abhinandan in a film made on #BalakotAirStrike , Entire pak would go berserk & will start demanding loan from SRK Ashar Jawad @AsharJawad A curse on those who still following @iamsrk on social media because he is not worth following. And one thing more Mr. @iamsrk we know that having a Muslim name does not make anyone a Muslim so keep doing your work like this bull shit. Komal Shahid @ArmedWithWords Emran Hashmi with Shah Rukh Khan in Bard of Blood promoScreenshot of Netflix videoShah Rukh Khan has been facing massive protest from Pakistanis, including Major General Asif Ghafoor, on social media for producing Bard of Blood, ever since Netflix India released its trailer on the internet.Bard of Blood is an Indian spy thriller web series, which is based on the 2015 fictional espionage thriller novel written by debutant author Bilal Siddiqi, who wrote it at the age of 20. It is an eight-episode series that revolves around the story of an ex-RAW agent. The series will premiere on 27 September 2019 on Netflix.It is about excommunicated RAW agent Kabir Anand, courageous analyst Isha Khanna and sleeper agent Veer Singh, who take on a covert mission in Balochistan, when four Indian spies are captured. Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, the film features Emraan Hashmi, Kirti Kulhari, Vineet Kumar Singh, Jaideep Ahlawat, Amyra Dastur and Sobhita Dhulipala in the lead role.Netflix unleashed the trailer of Bard of Blood online on August 22. Shah Rukh Khan, who has produced it under his banner Red Chillies Entertainment, tweeted the video and wrote, “The trailer of our first @netflix series #BardOfBlood is here. A thrilling tale of espionage, vengeance, love and duty. Hope u enjoy it… @NetflixIndia @RedChilliesEnt @emraanhashmi @_GauravVerma @BilalS158 @ribhudasgupta.Shah Rukh Khan is probably the most popular Indian actor in Pakistan and many film goers in the country follows him on Twitter. The superstar started receiving flak from his Pakistani fans within minutes after he tweeted the trailer of Bard of Blood. They alleged that SRK is projecting all Muslims as terrorist in a bid to please Hindu fascists. They also threatened Netflix to boycott the much-awaited web-series.Major General Asif Ghafoor hit out at Shah Rukh Khan for allegedly projecting Pakistan in a badlight. He tweeted, “Stay in bollywood syndrome @iamsrk. For reality see RAW Spy Kulbhushan Jadev, Wing Comd Abhinandan & state of 27 Feb 2019. You could rather promote peace & humanity by speaking against atrocities in IOJ&K and against Hindituva of Nazism obsessed RSS.”Here is how Pakistani fans responded to Shah Rukh Khan’s tweet on the trailer of Bard of Blood:Irena Akbar @irenaakbar It will serve India far better if you guys make a series based on actual events. i.e Rogue spy agency RAW sending agents like Kulbhushan Jadhav to train terrorists in Balochistan & Pakhtunkhwa but they keep getting arrested, & India failing to get them back. Food for thought. Rohit Jaiswal @rohitjswl01 @iamsrk it’s really distasteful. You could have show terrorists by any other forms but shaming Pakistan such way not appreciable. Being Indian i don’t need to give nationalist certificate to anyone and i am not against Pakistan i am against their army and politics.However, the people in India feel that their anger and protest will have a least effect on the success of Netflix’s Bard of Blood. They mocked the Pakistani viewers over them boycotting the web series.Sumit kadel @SumitkadeI Massive Protest against #ShahRukhKhan in #Pakistan for producing #BardOfBlood, Pakistani awaam claims he is muslim first and must avoid showing Pakistani peaceful terrorist as global terrorist, because they claim these terrorists are CHINDI terrorist and not Global terrorist Massive loss to #ShahRukhKhan after #Pakistan awaam says they will boycott #BardOfBlood.. @iamsrk all set to face a huge loss of ₹ 532/- in return to this massive loss, SRK said “Ek mahine ka Tata Sky nhi bharvaunga”Mr @iamsrk there’s a big difference in bollywood’s indian agent and REAL Indian agentAttached video is APPROVAL for you. ? pic.twitter.com/D9wHSnmXml— Atif Younis || Kashmiri?|| (@Atii_Tweets) August 23, 2019 When Indian come out of #Bollywood this is what happens to him ???????? pic.twitter.com/AfqCZ8ByF3— Engr Mian Ayub (@EngrMianAyub) August 23, 2019 rare photo of indian media feeding lies to their citizens pic.twitter.com/ISEYnctYrZ— zæn (@dedlad) August 24, 2019 Indian officers in series Vs in real !! pic.twitter.com/ajax2GDAH5— Soban. (@sobannnn) August 23, 2019
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A cache of new research from the Pew Center paints a picture of the modern American family—a picture in which the historically rigid roles and responsibilities of moms and dads are meeting in the middle.But that picture has always been a bit different for Black moms and dads, and the ways this cultural shift is unfolding reflects those differences.“As such roles change, African Americans are included too,” says George Garrow Jr., executive director of Concerned Black Men. The nonprofit seeks to uplift children and families by building Black male role models.“I would point out there’s an uncounted group of fathers who are staying at home with their children, or they have custody,” Garrow continues. “We focus so much on fathers who are not with their children—and admittedly, Black fathers are disproportionately not in the home—but that group of fathers with primary care is not an insignificant number.”In fact, those dads are now being counted.According to Pew research, Black fathers account for 16 percent of stay-at-home dads, and 9 percent of fathers who both work and live with all their children. The number of stay-at-home dads has nearly doubled since 1989, with 2 million fathers comprising 16 percent of stay-at-home parents, up from 10 percent in 1989.Now, 50 percent of working fathers—more than ever before—report the same “work-life balance” challenges that working moms have decried for so long. The challenge is stemming from changing attitudes around the meaning of fatherhood.“Our fatherhood program tries to teach that their role as a father does not hinge completely on the financial contributions. Your child needs emotional, psychological support as well,” Garrow says. “Those we are helping to reconnect [with their children], we help them appreciate that…the [lack of] ability to provide is no reason to step away from your family.”Garrow touches upon a gloomy Pew finding: While fathers are beginning to redefine fatherhood beyond bringing home the bacon, there are also fewer fathers (of all races) coming home at all.One paper reports that 27 percent of all fathers live apart from at least one of their children. For Black men, that figure is 44 percent. Further, 55 percent of Black children were living in a single-parent home, according to 2011 Census data.At the same time, Black fathers who live apart from their children are the most likely of all dads outside the home to see their child at least monthly (67 percent do), and most likely to talk to their child several times a week about their day (49 percent).Garrow says that the reasons behind absentee fathers in the Black community are often overlooked.“Rarely do you see…fathers who just feel like, ‘I don’t want to be a father, I don’t have desire to be in my kids life,’” he explains. “There are a number of reasons they step away, and a big one is they don’t want to be there if they can’t provide economic support. Sometimes [their child’s mother] may feel this way, too.”The shift in attitudes and norms is affecting moms, too.“Since 1965, mothers have almost tripled the amount of paid work they do each week, but they still lag fathers who work, on average, 37 hours a week,” it explains. “Meanwhile, fathers have increased their housework and child care time, but still only do about half of what mothers do.”Black children are least likely to grow up with a stay-at-home mom (23 percent, compared to 37 percent for Asians, 36 percent for Latinos, and 26 percent for Whites). This is likely because egalitarian views about breadwinning are not new for African Americans.“According to the survey, blacks are far more likely than whites to see earning a living as a top responsibility of dads and moms. Fully half (51 percent) of blacks say providing income is “extremely important” for fathers compared with 40 percent of whites,” say the researchers. Black respondents felt the responsibility was just as great for mothers, compared to 21 percent of Whites who agreed.The changes in family roles are also reflected in public attitudes, although the attitudes seem to be changing more slowly. For example, 58 percent of respondents believe that the ideal situation for kids is to have a working mother—though most (42 percent) believe that she should only work part-time. In reality, moms are the breadwinners in 40 percent of households.“[T]here are also some differences in the way the public weighs the roles of mothers and fathers, especially when it comes to being an income provider,” says one report. “Just 25 percent of survey respondents say this is an extremely important role for mothers, compared with 41 percent who feel that way about fathers.”Interestingly, public policy doesn’t seem to be keeping up with the times, according to Garrow.“Our social system is not making it particularly easy for fathers to receive assistance, for example, if they’re the single head of their household. And a lot of our fathers have complained…when there’s custody disputes, their input or response is not considered by judges,” he says. “But when we bring fathers back into their child’s lives they are sharing roles in raising their child. It’s always collaborative.”
Five years ago, while at a routine doctor’s visit, Vincent Sharps had a wakeup call. His doctor told him that his blood pressure was extremely high, his cholesterol was high and he was overweight. His doctor had a “come to Jesus” talk with Vince telling him if he continued down this path, he wouldn’t be around to see his son graduate high school.Vincent Sharps (Courtesy Photo)Along with the high-risk factors of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, he also has a family history of heart disease and his doctor basically told him this was a life or death decision. So, at the age of 33, he was facing a choice, to change his lifestyle or continue down the path he was headed. He chose life!With his doctor’s advice, he began to do things to first lower his blood pressure. He changed his eating habits, he stopped eating fast food, stopped drinking sugar sweetened beverages and began to drink his body weight in ounces of water daily and finally he began to exercise. Over the course of a year Vince lost 85lbs.Now at the age of 38 he has brought down his blood pressure to 120/80, his has lowered his cholesterol and has improved his heart health. Vince continues to lead a healthy lifestyle. He is a true inspiration and continues to lead those around him to live a healthy lifestyle. As a VP at Mindgrub Technologies, he encourages a healthy lifestyle within the work place and is personally and professionally involved with the American Heart Association Greater Maryland!
‘Legend of the White Dragon’ Reunites Original Power RangersThe Original ‘Power Rangers’ Movie Should Have Stayed Small Stay on target It’s Morphin’ Time! Thanks to a new Lego Ideas project you may finally be able to add some awesome reproductions of the Power Rangers to your minifig collection.The whole team is here: Zack, Kimberly, Billy, Trini, Jason, and Tommy are ready to do whatever it takes to keep Rita Repulsa and her minions from wreaking havoc in Angel Grove. Alpha 5 faithfully mans the Command Center, ensuring that everything is running smoothly in case Zordon needs to call the Power Rangers to action. As awesome as it would be for Lego to make an oversized semi-translucent minifig head for Zordon this would probably just be a screen-printed element.The Command Center itself is a relatively simple build, but if you watched the show you know it’s a pretty accurate reproduction of the “real” thing. In case you didn’t here it is in all its 90s glory:With the Power Rangers movie due to hit theaters in March of next year, the timing for this Ideas pitch couldn’t be better. Unless, of course, Lego already has plans in place to offer up sets of their own… but even if they do there’s still room for a retro set based on the original series.Is there really a chance that Lego would approve a set like this? Their decision makers have had no problem giving the green light to licensed nostalgia so far. We’ve already seen awesome some Ideas sets like Ecto-1, Marty, Doc, and the DeLorean, Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, Wall-E, and the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine. In January, they’re set to release a set of brick-built Adventure Time characters.Now head on over to the Lego Ideas project page and pledge your support, Geeks! The set needs a few thousand more votes before Lego will even consider it.
Eve–named after Sir Richard’s Mom. Credit: Scaled Composites LLC The SpaceShipTwo has a capacity to carry six space tourists and two pilots into suborbital space at speeds up to 2500 mph and soar about 65-miles above the Earth. The expected ticket price is $200,000 per passenger and currently there are 300 space tourists on the waiting list. Testing on SpaceShipTwo will begin later this year. Scaled Composites is located in Mojave, California. Paul Allen provided major funding for the SpaceShipTwo design that went a long way to garner the $10 million dollar Ansari X Prize. The Virgin Galactic team is fired up and ready for GO.Sources:Scaled Composites LLC, www.scaled.comVirgin Galactic, www.virgingalactic.com© 2009 PhysOrg.com Virgin Galactic owned by Sir Richard Branson completed a successful test on May 28, 2009 of its hybrid nitrous oxide motor designed by Scaled Composites and a subcontractor Sierra Nevada Corporation. The innovative hybrid motor is the largest of its kind in the world and offers safety features including a kill switch allowing the spaceship to glide back to Earth and perform a conventional runway touch down. Citation: Sir Richard Branson All Fired Up With Latest Rocket Motor Test (2009, May 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-05-sir-richard-branson-latest-rocket.html Explore further The Virgin Galactic model dubbed, SpaceShipTwo is being built by aerospace expert, Burt Rutan owner of Scaled Composites LLC. As one might expect, Rutan and Branson have come up with a highly efficient and extraordinary design for their space tourism spacecraft. SpaceShipTwo will launch after reaching the upper atmosphere after detaching from the mother ship called Eve. The hybrid motor uses nitrous oxide and according to Sir Richard does not contain harmful toxins as solid rockets used by the space shuttle. Another advantage of the upper atmosphere launch is the cost savings for fuel. Virgin to Become the World’s First Commercial Space Tourism Operator This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
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News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… 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 | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more 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 News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more 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 12PreviousNext Image courtesy of Imago Systems Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Feature | June 02, 2015 Imaging Technique Identifies Early Metastasis in Lymph Nodes Highly sensitive ultrasound-guided technique could eliminate need for lymph node biopsies June 2, 2015 — Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have developed a highly sensitive and accurate imaging technique for non-invasive screening of lymph nodes for metastatic cancer. Current practice calls for invasive surgical biopsies to determine whether deadly metastatic cancer cells have invaded the lymph nodes. The new imaging technique — so far tested in mice — offers a rapid and effective tool to noninvasively identify very small numbers of these cells, known as micrometastases, thus detecting cancer’s spread at its earliest stages, which is critical for timely treatment.The work, developed at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is reported in the October issue of Cancer Research. The technique uses an imaging approach known as ultrasound-guided photoacoustics combined with nanosensors designed to target and identify metastatic cells in lymph nodes.Richard Conroy, Ph.D., director of the NIBIB Program in Molecular Imaging, elaborates on the technology’s potential: “This work is an excellent example of the development of a cutting edge technology that works very well in an experimental system but also has great potential to change the way we monitor and diagnose cancer metastasis. Identifying the accumulation of cells early in the process with some molecular characterization offers the opportunity for more targeted and effective treatment and fewer side effects.”More than 90 percent of cancer deaths can be attributed to metastases either directly or indirectly. In current clinical practice, an invasive surgical procedure called sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is used to identify the regional spread of tumor. This procedure results in adverse effects including swelling, pain, numbness and risk of infection in hundreds of thousands of cancer patients per year.In an effort to improve on accuracy and safety of lymph node biopsies, a number of noninvasive imaging modalities have been tested in animals and patients. Imaging techniques, including positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), have shown some potential, but currently lack the specificity and sensitivity to replace invasive lymph node biopsy. Knowing the shortcomings of previous attempts to use noninvasive imaging techniques, the UT research group developed a technology that is noninvasive and may have better sensitivity, accuracy and specificity than surgical biopsy.The improvement in sensitivity and accuracy comes from the smart imaging probe that interacts with the metastatic cells. The group built a molecularly activated plasmonic nanosensor (MAPS) for this task. The MAPS components include a gold nanoparticle, which is the part of the nanosensor that is seen by the imaging system. The MAPS nanosensor also contains an antibody to the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). This antibody was chosen because EGFR has been shown to be expressed in abnormally high amounts on the surface of many cancer cells including lung, oral cavity and cervix. With these two components the MAPS can find the metastatic cell using the antibody that binds to the EGFR receptor and can be seen using photoacoustic imaging systems that detect the gold nanoparticle, but only when the MAPS interact with a cancer cell.To detect the gold nanoparticles bound to metastatic cells in the lymph nodes, the researchers developed an ultrasound-guided spectroscopic photoacoustic (sPA) imaging system. The technology provides the high contrast and sensitivity of optical imaging with the ability of ultrasound to provide clear resolution even in tissues deep inside the body.The researchers tested the system in a mouse model of oral cancer. The mice were injected with the EGFR-targeted MAPS and were subsequently imaged using sPA. The results indicated that the MAPS bound specifically to the metastatic cells in the lymph nodes near the oral cavity tumor and were clearly visible with the sPA imaging system. The ability of the MAPS to bind only to the metastatic cells in the lymph nodes, and the ability of the sPA imaging system to clearly detect cancer cells labeled with MAPS, were impressive and extremely encouraging, according to the researchers.Overall, tumor-bearing mice injected with the EGFR-targeted MAPS showed a sensitivity of 100 percent and a specificity of 87 percent for detection of lymph node micrometastases as small as 50 micrometers, which corresponds to about 30 metastatic cells. The detection of such a small number of cells in the lymph node offers a system that has the ability to identify metastasis very early in the process, which would allow early treatment.“This combination greatly improves sensitivity and specificity of detection of cancerous cells in lymph nodes as compared to any other imaging modality in use today,” said Konstantin Sokolov, Ph.D., of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and one of the senior authors.“Our method has a great potential to provide dramatic improvement in the clinical staging, prognosis, and therapeutic planning for cancer patients with metastatic disease without the need for invasive surgical biopsy,” added Stanislav Emelianov, another senior author.Although these are early studies in mice, the researchers are enthusiastic about translating the technology for use in humans as well as expanding the use of the system. In addition to the potential to identify cancer metastasis, the ability of the system to non-invasively image very small clusters of cells with high sensitivity and specificity opens the possibility of using the system to identify abnormal cells early in the process in a range of cancers as well as other conditions, such as cardiovascular disease.The authors anticipate that this system can be translated into use in the clinic following some alterations in the system to make it functional and safe in humans. Necessary changes include identifying ultrasound frequencies that can penetrate to depths that would be needed in humans. In addition, potential toxicity of gold nanoparticles will have to be addressed, primarily by testing smaller nanoparticles that are efficiently cleared from the system but still are large enough to provide an adequate imaging signal.The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health through the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) grant number R01EB008101 and the National Cancer Institute.For more information: www.nibib.nih.gov FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). 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