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Highly provocative noises on Kashmir by Pak Army chief

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday said that his troops are prepared to “go to any extent” to help Kashmiris, a day after the Indian government revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The decision to take away Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and treat it like any other state in India is aimed at the ending the decades old separatist movement in the Valley. Gen Bajwa presided over the Corps Commanders Conference, which is the highest decision making forum of the army, held at General Headquarters on a single point agenda of Kashmir. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”Pakistan Army firmly stands by the Kashmiris in their just struggle to the very end. We are prepared and shall go to any extent to fulfil our obligations…,” Gen Bajwa told the army commanders. In a statement, the Army said that the forum fully supported the Pakistan Government’s “rejection of Indian actions” regarding Kashmir. Pakistan never recognised Article 370 of the Indian Constitution or 35-A which have now been revoked by New Delhi itself, the army Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollssaid. On Monday, Pakistan condemned and rejected the Indian government revoking Article 370 of the Constitution and vowed to exercise “all possible options” to counter India’s “illegal” and “unilateral” step. Reacting sharply to the Indian government’s announcement, Prime Minister Imran Khan termed the move to revoke Article 370 as “illegal” and said it will “further deteriorate” relations between the nuclear-capable neighbours.last_img read more

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Indigenous Affairs rejects Senates S3 amendment on status bill

first_imgTodd Lamirande APTN National NewsBill S-3 was rejected by Indigenous Affairs. The bill was supposed to eliminate sex-based discrimination when determining status in the Indian Act.It was a court ordered result of the Stéphane Descheneaux case.He wanted to pass status on to his three daughters.tlamirande@aptn.calast_img

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BC chief says they didnt give up rights for pipeline to be

first_imgChiefs and elected council members from several B.C. First Nations including the Haida, Gitxsan and Babine Lake, stepped up to share their support and stories of resistance against industry.Wayne Christian of the Secwepemc nation told the crowd that “legislative genocide” had been waged against Indigenous peoples for generations.Harvey Humchitt, a hereditary chief with the Heiltsuk First Nation in Bella Bella, where a barge ran aground spilling oil into the waters, said it only takes one incident to cause devastation. SMITHERS, B.C. – A Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief told a crowd of First Nation leaders gathered in Smithers, B.C., that no elected band council or Crown authority has jurisdiction over the land.Chief Na’Moks says the rights of the hereditary chiefs to the land have never been extinguished.He says the agreements signed by pipeline builder Coastal GasLink are illegitimate and the support shown by those gathered, and by many people around the world, proves the Wet’suwet’en hereditary leaders do not stand alone.last_img read more

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Casablanca: Princess Lalla Salma Inaugurates Unit For Treatment of Blood Cancers

first_imgCasablanca  –  Princess Lalla Salma, Chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Foundation of Cancer Prevention and Treatment, inaugurated on Tuesday the adult hematology and oncology unit for the treatment of blood cancers, at “20 August 1953” hospital of Ibn Rushd university hospital center in Casablanca.Princess Lalla Salma visited the protected unit which includes offices of the head nurse and the doctor, a patient care room, a pharmacy, protected area I (12 rooms), a visitors area, and protected area II (6 rooms).This service is responsible for the specialized care for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) as well as the training of specialists and researchers in this field. It is part of a partnership agreement between the Lalla Salma Foundation, the Regional Council of Casablanca, the Prefectural Council, the city council, the National Initiative for Human Development (INDH), the Ministry of Health, and Ibn Rushd University Hospital Center.  AML is rare in children. It constitutes 80–85% of acute leukemia in adults, and its incidence increases with age. There are about 1,500 new cases in Morocco. Due to its specificity, treating AML should take place in specialized hematology units by skilled clinical hematologists and qualified nurses. The treatment of these patients should be in special facilities with “clean” rooms, endowed by a technical platform of biological hematology, microbiology and mycology. The first of its kind in Morocco, the protected 18-bed unit provides “clean” beds which lower the risk of infections thanks to air treatment designed to protect fragile senior patients.The 10-million dirham unit will accommodate up to 400 new cases per year, improve treatment outcomes to reduce early infection-related mortality.last_img read more

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Closing Bell TSX closes little changed amid generally positive economic data

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed little changed Friday as late-day caution about unrest in Ukraine competed with a mixed bag of economic data from Canada and the United States.The S&P/TSX composite index had spent most of the session well into positive territory but closed down 5.15 points at 14,209.59. The Canadian dollar was up 0.5 of a cent to 90.3 cents US after Statistics Canada reported that fourth-quarter economic growth came in at an annualized pace of 2.9%.That was better than the 2.5% rise that had been expected. Also, the agency raised its initial estimates for the first and second quarters of 2013 and said the overall growth rate for the year was 2% — the highest since 2011.But gross domestic product contracted by 0.5% in December amid severe winter weather conditions late in the month, which was more than the expected 0.3% drop.U.S. indexes also closed off session highs as the first revision to fourth-quarter GDP showed that the American economy grew at an annualized rate of 2.4%, matching expectations but down from the original 3.2% reading as fierce winter weather also hit huge parts of that country in December.“The U.S. Q4 GDP number revision was not really a surprise,” said Bob Gorman, chief portfolio strategist at TD Waterhouse, observing that the number will be revised again next month.“That’s the kind of number we’re comfortable with and is fairly close to our forecast for this year (of) 2.6%. Nothing very exciting there.”U.S. indexes had sharply improved mid-morning after the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index, a gauge of manufacturing activity in the American Midwest, showed stronger than expected expansion this month, coming in at 59.8, up from 59.6 in January. The University of Michigan’s influential consumer confidence index came in at 81.6, up from 81.2 in January.The Dow Jones industrials was 49.06 points higher at 16,321.71, the Nasdaq lost 10.81 points to 4,308.12, and the S&P 500 index gained 5.16 points to 1,859.45.Investors were also cautious heading into the weekend as Ukraine’s acting president urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop “provocations” in Crimea and pull back military forces from the peninsula.IG market analyst Stan Sahmu said that while traders for now are focused on economic indicators, “the Ukraine situation seems to be escalating in the background and could haunt markets in coming weeks.”There was also major acquisition activity as U.S. toymaker Mattel Inc. (Nasdaq:MAT) made a friendly takeover offer for Canadian company Mega Brands Inc. (TSX:MB), which has the world’s No. 2 line of construction sets. The deal values the Montreal-based firm at US$460 million, including debt.Mattel is offering C$17.75 cash per share for Mega Brands. On Friday, Mega Brands stock charged ahead 35.58% to $17.72.The gold sector was the main decliner, down about 1.15% as April bullion dropped $10.20 to US$1,321.60 an ounce.The energy sector led TSX advancers, up 0.78% while the April crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 19 cents to US$102.76 a barrel.The base metals sector was ahead 0.79% even as May copper was a cent lower at US$3.19 a pound.The TSX finished the week up four points with the market pressured by sliding gold stocks. But the Dow industrials ran ahead 218 points or 1.36% for the week.The Canadian Press read more

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Sri Lankan refugee arrested in India

Custom officials nabbed her in Thangachimadam. She was taken to the Ramanathapuram custom office for further investigations. A Sri Lankan national living in a refugee camp in Tiruchi has been arrested for trying to cross over to Sri Lanka illegally.The ANI news service reported that the Sri Lankan tried to illegally cross over to Sri Lanka in a plastic boat from Rameswaram earlier today.

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Five takeaways Ohio State finds ways to win improved from Penn State

OSU redshirt junior Quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) breaks into open field during the fourth quarter against Northwestern on Oct. 29, 2016. The Buckeyes won 24-20. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorIt might not have been the way that Ohio State football fans wanted it, but the Buckeyes walked away with the 24-20 victory over the Northwestern Wildcats Saturday night in the ‘Shoe. In a hard-fought game that OSU coach Urban Meyer called a “dogfight,” OSU regained a little of the swagger lost after falling to Penn State. In the press conference following the game, Meyer and players were berated with questions once again about all the things the team is doing wrong. It was an interesting take, considering the team had just beat a solid Northwestern squad.“You had a very balanced, ran for 200 and threw for 230. Most places that’s a pretty good day,” Meyer said. “I understand here it’s a little off a little bit. We’ve got to get that 500 number, I guess. But I’m very happy with it. I’ll enjoy myself tonight.”Sure, OSU didn’t exactly set the world on fire with an outstanding offense or make big, flashy plays on defense. But the effort was there from the No. 6 ranked team, and so were the plays when they were needed.Here are five takeaways from the Buckeyes’ bounce-back win against Northwestern.Curtis Samuel is important, but so is Mike WeberMeyer had some serious flak thrown his way after junior H-back Curtis Samuel touched the ball 10 times last week. After naming him the No. 1 playmaker for the Buckeyes in the offseason, most fans thought Meyer kept the ball out of his hands against Penn State.On Saturday, Samuel saw an increase in his touches by four. He ran the ball seven times as well as carried the ball seven times, but gained a full 40 yards less than he did last game.So what does that mean for the OSU offense when Samuel isn’t the leading rusher, but the team still finds a way to win?It means redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber had a pretty good day. As in 87 yards rushing, an average of 6.2 yards per carry and two scores.He also had three catches for 20 yards, and helped provide a mostly sound pocket for redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett when he was asked to block. Overall, Weber provided the difference in terms of scoring, although Samuel scored the winning touchdown.Weber is the lead back in the OSU backfield, while Samuel continues to impress in his receiving ability. Meyer said he is a true hybrid back, the exact reason why his touches were split down the middle on Saturday.While the junior H-back is vital to the Buckeyes success, Weber has to be an integral part as well.The Silver Bullets are mastering the phrase “bend but don’t break”In back-to-back weeks, the OSU defense gave up some big plays that burnt the team. Be that as it may, there was a huge difference between the plays given up last week as opposed to this week: The defense eventually buckled down.Right before halftime in Happy Valley, the Buckeyes surrendered arguably the biggest play of the evening. Redshirt junior Gareon Conley smothered Penn State junior wideout Chris Godwin, but the ball found its way into the receiver’s hands, and the Nittany Lions brought the game to a 12-7 mark, with all the momentum gone for OSU right before the midway point.This week, OSU was presented with a similar scenario, as Northwestern received a punt on its own 40-yard line. With good field position and an offense that had 157 yards in the second quarter alone to that point, the Buckeyes appeared to be in trouble.Instead of trouble, OSU pushed the Wildcats back a yard and prevented a score.“At that point in the game, that’s more just the bond we have for each other,” redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker said. “We’re so strong and so close together on the defense overall that stuff like we know we’re competing (for) who’s going to make the play. We know that anybody’s liable to step up and make the play on the defensive side of the ball.”It hasn’t been the stifling defense the team enjoyed in the first few weeks, but it’s a defense that dominated against Oklahoma and helped bring home a win on Saturday. Bend but don’t break is not going to win a national championship, but it gives them a chance to keep the dream alive.Austin Carr from Northwestern is as real of a receiver as there is in the Big TenIt’s rare that a former walk-on player torches the OSU secondary. Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, senior wide receiver Austin Carr did just that on Saturday, hauling in eight passes for 158 yards. Although Carr failed to score, he did show off an impressive skill set, lining up in both the slot and on the outside. Running crossing post routes, he was able to find space in the middle of the field with linebackers picking up coverage along the way.This year, Carr has hauled in nine touchdowns and is well on track to rack up 1,000 yards. While the Buckeyes are hunting for a wide receiver to pick up big chunks of yardage at a time, Northwestern has Carr running rampant over Big Ten defenses.The offensive line has recovered some groundLast week was about as ugly as it gets for an any offensive line. OSU allowed 11 tackles for loss, while Barrett was sacked six times. Sophomore tackle Isaiah Prince gave up 14 hurries by himself last week, but fellow offensive linemen like redshirt junior guard Billy Price stood by his side.Northwestern had a much harder time getting in the backfield and penetrating the pocket, as the Buckeyes allowed four tackles for loss with just one sack. It was a game that was far from perfect, but had obvious improvements throughout.“There was a couple good points from last week. We struggled in a few aspects,” Price said. “And to have that confidence to go back out and to perform and to put the game as we offensive lineman call it on us, let’s go out and win on us. Don’t depend on a receiver out in the corner. Put the ball on us, put who our program is driven on — the offensive line. Isaiah did a lot better.”In all, the Buckeyes put up 431 yards of total offense. The success of an offensive unit is usually measured by the play of its blockers up front. It wasn’t a perfect day, but anything is an improvement from last week.Close game or not, the team can still winNorthwestern might not have been the game that could put OSU in a playoff position, but a strong showing and a blowout could have helped mightily down the road. Although the team had a relatively strong performance, the way the Buckeyes played is nowhere near good enough to be within the upper echelon of the NCAA at the end of the year.Sure, it wasn’t a 50-point drubbing, or a thrilling finish against a ranked opponent. But it was a win, which is the most important thing, right?OSU continues to be a question mark as the year progresses in terms of postseason play, but Saturday’s game proved the team is still more than capable of getting the job done no matter what. Meyer himself said a win on Saturday is something to be proud of.“Nothing was perfect, but we’re going to enjoy that win and go,” he said. read more

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Supply of idled draglines drying up…new orders on horizon

first_imgSeveral very large potential dragline contracts are close to being signed with major coal groups in South Africa and Australia, those in the industry have been telling IM. But these kinds of decisions take a lot of time. The hold ups are issues unrelated to the potential suppliers, which for the largest models only includes Caterpillar, P&H and OMZ/Uralmash. The delays are linked to issues like obtaining long-range access to power supply and site leasing resolution and not least the enormous initial cost. In the past, there has been something of a hot market for the global supply of idled, pre-owned draglines, where they are disassembled, relocated and reassembled: at huge cost but still well short of the capital expenses of a new machine. This supply route it seems, however, is virtually gone, with a few exceptions. This includes a rare 46 m class 8200 machine that is being relocated from Canada to Australia.Caterpillar has been wowing exhibition attendees with a huge model of the 8750 dragline in CAT yellow, photographed by IM Editor Paul Moore at the recent Exposibram show in Brazil. This machine has a potential bucket volume of 129 m3 and boom length of 132.5 m. Until now, draglines all over the world have been fitted with geared drive system motors only. Siemens and Caterpillar (then Bucyrus) jointly developed a gearless AC drive system known as Simine DRAG. The first system to be employed is in the Shenhua Zhungeer coal mine in China on an 8750, though draglines already in use can potentially be retrofitted with the system. P&H Mining has its new 9000 C-Series which has an industry-leading operating radius and a new four-chord boom design. The flagship model is the P&H 9020C. The range was designed using computer analysis, whereby the company optimised the geometry of the A-frame, mast, and boom combination for maximum weight utilisation, structural integrity, and dynamic performance.last_img read more

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Cannabis factory uncovered in Donegal

first_imgGARDAÍ IN DONEGAL have uncovered a cannabis cultivation factory near Malin in the north of the county.The discovery was made during a planned search of a commercial unit at around 10am this morning.Gardaí said two men were arrested at the scene and are being detained at Buncrana Garda Station.RTE reported that the plants found in the factory were at every stage of development and that a large quantity of cannabis had already been harvested and was ready for market.An examination of the scene is on-going to determine the value of the cannabis plants.last_img read more

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LGs dualcore Tegra 2 Android phone first images

first_imgLG is set to raise the performance bar early next year when its LG Star Android handset launches. We can safely say that’s going to happen as it’s the first dual-core Android smartphone to hit the market.The Star will use a Tegra 2 processor and combine it with a 4″ display. It sounds impressive even without seeing it, but Engadget managed to get some images of the device.The camera on the back is 8 megapixels and records 1080p video, it has a front-facing second camera, microSD card slot, microUSB connection, and a 1,500mAh battery. The huge 4″ touchscreen will be able to playback 1080p video too. The only unknown is what version of Android it runs, but as it’s not out until next year we hope it’s Gingerbread.The name LG Star is being used internally, but everyone expects that to change before release in early 2011.Read more at Engadgetlast_img read more

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Le secret de la bactérie du désert enfin dévoilé

first_imgLe secret de la bactérie du désert enfin dévoiléComment les bactéries comme la Ramlibacter tataouinensis font-elles pour survivre dans le désert malgré le climat extrêmement aride et l’absence quasi-totale d’eau ? Une récente étude vient de percer ce mystère.La bactérie Ramlibacter tataouinensis fait partie des microorganismes capables de survivre dans le désert du Sud tunisien. Pour comprendre son mécanisme de fonctionnement et les raisons de sa survie dans un milieu aussi aride, une équipe de chercheurs a analysé son génome. Leurs résultats ont été publiés le 2 septembre par la revue scientifique en ligne PLoS One.Cette bactérie du désert, qui avait été pour la première fois découverte à proximité de Tataouine, en Tunisie, présente la particularité de pouvoir se présenter sous formes de kystes immobiles ou de bâtonnets capables de se déplacer. Ainsi, pendant la journée, alors que le sable est sec et chaud, elle conserve sa forme sphérique, protégée en surface par un polymère qui lui évite toute déshydratation.Au tout petit matin, lorsque la rosée peut potentiellement apparaître, la bactérie se prépare à effectuer une division cellulaire en vue de se multiplier. En effet, le polymère qui la recouvre possède l’intéressante particularité d’être capable d’éviter que l’eau ne sorte de la bactérie mais également de favoriser sa pénétration depuis l’extérieur.Une forme de division jamais observée À lire aussiErysipèle : contagion, traitement, de quoi s’agit-il ?S’il y a de la rosée, la Ramlibacter tataouinensis dispose alors d’environ trois heures pour se diviser et donner naissance à deux nouvelles bactéries qui peuvent apparaître directement sous forme de kystes ou bien sous forme de bâtonnets capables de se disséminer. Comme l’explique à l’AFP Thierry Heulin, qui a participé à l’étude, un kyste qui se divise, sans repasser par le stade bâtonnet, ça ne s’était jamais vu auparavant. Il y voit une façon originale de s’adapter quand la fenêtre où l’eau est disponible, est très courte, rapporte romandie.com.Ainsi, la bactérie du désert se cale sur le cycle de l’eau. Pour cela, elle utiliserait le gène KiaC, déjà connu chez des bactéries utilisant la photosynthèse et qui permet à ces micro-organismes de caler leur rythme sur celui du soleil. Employée de façon détournée, ce même gène serait utilisé par la Ramlibacter tataouinensis. Par ailleurs, mieux connaître les bactéries du désert et notamment leurs mécanismes de tolérance au manque d’eau, pourrait déboucher sur des applications en biotechnologies ou de nouveaux antibiotiques, souligne Thierry Heulin. Le 10 septembre 2011 à 13:47 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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911 Calls Released Kinkajou Sneaks Into Florida Apartment Attacks Man

first_img Watch: Deputies Help Bear Family Rescue Cub Trapped in DumpsterNature Cam Captures Black Bear Feeding at Condor Sanctuary Stay on target A feisty, watermelon-craving kinkajou caused a bit of a hoopla in Florida last month after it forced its way into an apartment and attacked a man. And now, officials have released the 911 calls that document the chaos that the tiny rainforest mammal, an exotic cousin of the raccoon, caused.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said the kinkajou, which is native to Central and South America, bit and scratched a man at his apartment in Lake Worth Beach on July 25.#NEW: 911 calls released from kinkajou attack in Lake Worth Beach https://t.co/5iQobUl5dH pic.twitter.com/tz52aGtOGm— WPTV (@WPTV) August 22, 2019Resident Michael Litersky, 37, spotted it hanging out on a fence outside his girlfriend’s home, so he left out pieces of watermelon for the creature, according to the FWC. But the kinkajou wasn’t feeling especially grateful the next morning. When Litersky headed out for work, the animal slipped into the apartment.Litersky tried to shoo it out of the apartment, but the kinkajou “immediately attacked” him, biting his ankles and scratching his calves, according to the FWC report.In the 911 call, Litersky’s girlfriend, Gillian Hicks, can be heard explaining the situation to the operator, mistakenly identifying the kinkajou as a “lemur,” WPTV reported.“It’s in our bathroom,” Hicks says. “Like, we had to chase it in there.”“And it attacked your boyfriend?” the 911 operator asks.“Yeah, he went to leave and open the door and it, like, came at him,” Hicks says. “It was waiting, like, outside of our door.”In another call between, the operator can be heard telling the dispatcher about the mischievous “lemur.”“I have a lady on 911,” the operators says. “She’s saying that a lemur is in her house. They have it trapped in.”“A lemur?” the dispatcher replies. “There’s not a lemur in her house, but go ahead.”Officials from the FWC, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, and animal control later arrived, and removed the ankle-biting kinkajou from the bathroom. The animal was then dropped off at a FWC facility, according to CNN.It’s not clear how the kinkajou, which calls the forests of Central and South America home, found its way to a Palm Beach County, Florida apartment.Keeping a kinkajou as a pet requires a Class III permit from the conservation commission, but officials told CNN they didn’t find any permit-holders in the area.Although kinkajous typically eat fruit and nectar, they are classified as carnivores and have sharp little claws and teeth, according to the San Diego Zoo. Kinkajous have a painful bite and can be destructive to a home in the middle of the night, when they are most active, the Zoo said.More on Geek.com:Watch: Vomiting Vultures ‘Invade’ Florida Vacation HomeHere’s What Happened When a Bear Locked Itself in a Car in ColoradoMan Pleads Guilty to Stealing Endangered, Ring-Tailed Lemur From California Zoolast_img read more

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Chula Vista holds meeting on shortage of first responders

first_imgChula Vista holds meeting on shortage of first responders 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsA public meeting was held in Chula Vista Thursday to address a personnel shortage in the city’s police and fire departments.Chula Vista has fewer police officers per capita in San Diego County and most of the state.The city council recently voted to put a half-cent sales tax measure on the June ballot to fund additional first responders, but not everyone agrees with that strategy.KUSI’s Dan Plante was LIVE with the story. Posted: March 29, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Dan Plante, March 29, 2018 Dan Plante last_img read more

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Young RN grows at Legacy medical center

first_imgKristina Kinnunen always envisioned working in the medical field, she just didn’t know she’d get her start in a hospital housekeeping department.But that’s how the 24-year-old Battle Ground woman began her young nursing career at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.In November 2007, Kinnunen was hired as a housekeeper at the medical center. She had recently graduated from Hockinson High School and knew she wanted to work in health care, but she wasn’t sure which profession she wanted to pursue.Her mother had been hired as a hospital housekeeper a few months earlier and told Kinnunen the job was a good way to see different positions at the hospital and get her foot in the door.For two years, Kinnunen worked in housekeeping. When she wasn’t working, Kinnunen was finishing the associate’s degree she began as a Running Start student at Clark College.By the time she finished her degree, Kinnunen had decided she wanted to go to nursing school. First, though, she completed the courses to become a certified nurse assistant and applied for CNA positions in the hospital.last_img read more

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Dinesh Kumar takes charge as Joint Collector

first_imgGuntur: Dinesh Kumar took over charge as new Joint Collector here on Thursday. Speaking to media, he said that Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy was giving top priority to the land reforms. He will try to solve problems related to land. He further said that he would take steps to strengthen the public distribution system. Earlier, Joint Collector-2 Satyanarayana, district review officer Srilatha, special deputy collector Puli Srinivasa Rao, AP Housing Corporation Project Director P Naga Siva Rao welcomed the new JC.last_img read more

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Officials must attend Independence Day fete Patil

first_imgWarangal: The officials, who do not turn to Independence Day flag hoisting ceremony, will have to face the music, Warangal Urban District Collector Prashanth Jeevan Patil has warned. In a statement on Tuesday, he said that any deviation in this matter will be viewed seriously and entailing disciplinary action against those officials who failed to attend the ceremony. The district officers have been advised to conduct flag hoisting in their respective offices by 8 am so that they could attend the I-Day fete at 9.30 am in the Police Parade Grounds in Hanamkonda on August 15.last_img read more

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End to Ayush employees geotagging row in sight

first_imgHyderabad: The controversy over geotagging of Ayush doctors and other health staff is likely to end after an understanding reached between the senior officials and staff of the department.Following the medical fraternity outcry and Health Minister’s intervention, the top brass of the Ayush held discussions with the stakeholders and try to alleviate their concerns over the implementation of the new system. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us The main objection being raised by the medical officers and doctors from Ayurvedic, Homeopathy, Unani etc over thegeotagging.They said that their privacy would be breached if their personal numbers and phones were tagged for official purposes. In response to this, the Ayush staff was promised that they would be provided mobiles and a SIM card by the department for official use which they can give for geo tagging. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us Three weeks’ time has been set by the top brass to hand over alternative phones and SIM cards to over 2500-Ayush staff including doctors, pharmacists and fourth class employees working in 840-odd dispensaries across the State. In the third week of September, Ayush staff will be given the alternative gadgets. However, they were told to log into the geo tag application in the meantime using their existing mobile and the phone number in use at present. Advertise With Us Awareness programmes on the new application are being conducted from the last few days and this would stretch until September third week, according to senior medical officers. “Once the official phones are given, the staff could log out of the personal number and re-login using the official SIM and phone. We were requested to use the existing phone and number for the awareness programme until September- end. An assurance was also given that we could log out of the application completely from our personal phones if authorities failed to provide us alternative phone and SIM within the three-week deadline given,” an official who did not wish to be quoted said. The Ayush staff said expressed satisfaction over the fresh developments and said that they would withdraw their protests for the next month and see what measures the top brass takes. They are also relieved after reported directions from Health Minister to senior authorities not to go ahead with the new system until addressing the staff concerns on its implementation.last_img read more

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DroneShield is keeping hostile UAVs away from NASCAR events

first_imgIf you were hoping to get some sweet drone footage of a NASCAR race in progress, you may find your quadcopter grounded unceremoniously by a mysterious force: DroneShield is bringing its anti-drone tech to NASCAR events at the Texas Motor Speedway.The company makes a handful of products, all aimed at detecting and safely intercepting drones that are flying where they shouldn’t. That’s a growing problem, of course, and not just at airports or Area 51. A stray drone at a major sporting event could fall and interrupt the game, or strike someone, or at a race it may even cause a major accident.Most recently it introduced a new version of its handheld “DroneGun,” which scrambles the UAV’s signal so that it has no choice but to safely put itself down, as these devices are generally programmed to do. You can’t buy one — technically, they’re illegal — but the police sure can.Recently DroneShield’s tech was deployed at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane and at the Olympics in PyeongChang, and now the company has announced that it was tapped by a number of Texas authorities for the protection of stock car races.DroneShield’s systems in place in PyeongChang“We are proud to be able to assist a high-profile event like this,” said Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s CEO, in an email announcing the news. “We also believe that this is significant for DroneShield in that this is the first known live operational use of all three of our key products – DroneSentinel, DroneSentry and DroneGun – by U.S. law enforcement.”It’s a big get for a company that clearly saw an opportunity in the growing drone market (in combating it, really) and executed well on it.last_img read more

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New Report Studies Role of Big Data in Cancer Treatment

first_imgNews | Oncology Diagnostics | May 18, 2016 New Report Studies Role of Big Data in Cancer Treatment U.K. research team advocates for increased sharing of patient data to develop more personalized prevention and treatment options 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 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. News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… read more 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 May 18, 2016 — The sharing of genetic information from millions of cancer patients around the world could be key to revolutionizing cancer prevention and care, according to a leading cancer expert from Queen’s University Belfast, U.K.Prof. Mark Lawler, from Queen’s University’s Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, is corresponding author of a paper published in the international journal Nature Medicine. The paper highlights the potential of ‘big data’ to unlock the secrets inside cancer cells and enable the development of more effective personalized treatments.Lawler is also co-chair of the Cancer Task Team of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), which was established in 2013 to create a common framework for the responsible, voluntary and secure sharing of patients’ clinical and genomic data.GA4GH is a partnership between scientists, clinicians, patients and the IT and life sciences industry involving more than 400 organizations in over 40 countries, and has published the paper as a blueprint to enable the sharing of patient data to improve patient outcomes.Lawler said, “The term ‘big data’ refers to huge amounts of information that can be analyzed by high-performance computers to reveal patterns, trends and associations. In medical terms, this includes clinical and genomic data that is derived from patients during, for example, diagnostic testing and treatment.”Prof. Lillian Siu from Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the University of Toronto, who is joint lead author on this study, said, “With the development of new technologies that have enabled the rapid and affordable profiling of cancer tumors, there has been an explosion of clinical and genomic data. Hospitals, laboratories and research facilities around the world hold huge amounts of this data from cancer patients. But this information is currently held in isolated ‘silos’ that don’t talk to each other. It is this lack of information sharing that threatens the advancement of tailored patient care.”According to Lawler, “Cancer is an incredibly complex disease, and it is constantly changing. Each person’s cancer is different. The key to staying ahead in the fight against cancer is to properly understand how the disease evolves. We need to look at the big picture and identify patterns between groups of patients, whose information currently resides in different databases and institutions. To do this, we must break down the ‘data silos’ that Professor Siu refers to and ensure that genetic and clinical information is shared.“The aim is to create a type of ‘cancer genomic Internet’. Imagine if we could create a searchable cancer database that allowed doctors to match patients from different parts of the world with suitable clinical trials. This genetic matchmaking approach would allow us to develop personalized treatments for each individual’s cancer, precisely targeting rogue cells and improving outcomes for patients.“This data sharing presents logistical, technical and ethical challenges. Our paper highlights these challenges and proposes potential solutions to allow the sharing of data in a timely, responsible and effective manner. We hope this blueprint will be adopted by researchers around the world and enable a unified global approach to unlocking the value of data for enhanced patient care.”Lawler is funded by the Medical Research Council and Cancer Research UK.For more information: www.nature.com/nm FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | 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. 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Venezuela govt says economy up 54 percent

first_imgAssociated PressCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuela’s economy grew in the second quarter to a level 5.4 percent ahead of the same period last year, the government said Friday.A report released by Venezuela’s Central Bank said increases in both the public and private sectors contributed to the gain, continuing economic growth for a seventh straight quarter following a nearly two-year recession.Increased public spending coupled with high prices for oil exports also helped the growth in Venezuela’s gross domestic product, the report said. How do cataracts affect your vision? Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Top Stories The vital role family plays in society Venezuela’s economy expanded 4.2 percent during 2011. Officials have expressed optimism the economy will grow 5 percent this year.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix It said the construction sector expanded 17.6 percent in the April-June quarter, driven by the government’s efforts to build millions of apartments for mostly homeless and poor Venezuelans.The banking sector benefited from increased monetary liquidity, growing 34.4 percent, and commerce increased 9.8 percent, the report said.Industrial production, which has traditionally helped boost economic activity, dropped 9.4 percent during the second quarter. The mining sector also showed a decrease, falling 4.5 percent in part because of problems at state-run mining companies, the report said.President Hugo Chavez urged businessmen, many of whom have been strongly critical of his socialist-orientated policies, to cooperate with the government to ensure the upward trend continues.“We have to work hard to continue elevating the national economy,” Chavez said during a nationally televised address.But Chavez stressed that privately owned businesses are welcome to team up with the government only “when they respect the law and work with honesty.” He has ordered the expropriation of dozens of businesses, often accusing them of illegal practices or failing to comply with government-imposed price controls. Sponsored Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Comments   Share   last_img read more

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