Air Canada says services restored after system outage causes flight delays

first_imgAir Canada says it has restored its computer systems after a morning outage led to delays across the airline’s operations.We can confirm airport systems, check-in & customer call centres are now all back online. We’re expecting some flight delays but we’re getting everyone on their way. Please check your flight status before going to the airport. We thank customers for their patience— Air Canada (@AirCanada) March 12, 2018The company says it expects some continued flight delays as it works to clear the backlog caused by a disruption of its airport systems, check-in and customer service centres.Air Canada checking in bags & passengers @FlyYYC after notifying guests this a.m. of a nation-wide network outage.— Crystal Laderas (@CrisLaderas) March 12, 2018 Some travellers say they were delayed by a few hours, but @AirCanada just apologized and did a boarding call over the intercom. #yyc— Crystal Laderas (@CrisLaderas) March 12, 2018Elsewhere, airports in Toronto and Vancouver had reported disrupted flight schedules because of the technical issues along with congested terminals.Air Canada customers in Canada and abroad took to Twitter to complain of long lines, flight delays and other travel disruptions because of the computer problems.The company apologized for the inconvenience and thanked customers for their patience.The disruption came two weeks after the airline had a computer issue that disrupted web and mobile check-ins and call centre operations and delayed boarding on some flights.last_img read more

Pilot left gun behind in the cockpit of a Delta plane

ATLANTA — A pilot left a handgun in the cockpit of a Delta Air Lines jet, where it was found by an airline ground worker.Delta declined Friday to identify the pilot or say whether the pilot faced punishment for the Feb. 18 incident. A Delta spokeswoman called those internal personnel matters.She says Delta is working with authorities and will conduct its own review.The Transportation Security says it’s “aware of an incident at the Atlanta Airport involving agency issued equipment,” adding that the public was never in danger.Airline pilots who pass special training are issued guns and deputized by TSA to protect their planes against attack and piracy. The Federal Flight Deck Officer program was created after the September 2001 hijackings and terror attacks involving four U.S. airliners.The Associated Press read more

Attack by Liberian contractors condemned by UN mission

11 March 2008The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has condemned today’s early morning attack on its personnel and vehicles close to its logistics headquarters in the capital, Monrovia, that forced at least three staff to seek medical attention. Between 16 and 20 individuals, believed to be former individual contractors with the mission angry over a change to its maintenance contract, burned two jeeps and damaged a third vehicle at Star Base on Bushrod Island, Monrovia, about 6:30 a.m., UNMIL said in a statement. Liberia National Police, backed by UNMIL military and formed police units (FPUs), responded and brought the situation under control, arresting 17 people in the process. But three UNMIL personnel received injuries and had to receive medical attention at the mission facility at Star Base. The mission condemned “in the strongest terms” the acts of violence against UN staff and the destruction of UN personnel and said it would take all necessary security measures across the country to prevent a recurrence of this morning’s attack. “UNMIL personnel are in Liberia to support the people and Government of Liberia, and these acts constrain the ability of the UN to carry out its mandate,” the mission statement said. In a statement last month, UNMIL said it had taken steps to ensure that all qualified and high-performing contractors are given the opportunity to be interviewed and considered for jobs with the private Liberian company that has taken over their maintenance responsibilities. That company has reported that 24 of 98 individual contractors based in Monrovia have been hired, as well as 114 of 128 contractors based outside the capital. Of the 226 contractors affected by the new maintenance contract, as of today only nine have not picked up their final pay. The mission, which stressed that its recruitment and employment procedures are in line with UN rules, regulations, directives, standards and codes of conduct, also said that those affected contractors with the necessary qualifications and experience would be considered favourably for any future jobs with UNMIL. read more

Cost of violence against women beyond calculation warns UN chief

In some countries, as many as one in three women will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime, Mr. Ban said in his message for the Day, whose theme this year is “Women and Men: United to End Violence Against Women.” “We must stop the habitual and socially ingrained violence that mars lives, destroys health, perpetuates poverty and prevents us from achieving women”s equality and empowerment,” he stressed.Last year the Secretary-General launched a global campaign “Unite to End Violence Against Women” ending in 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of internationally agreed objectives which include eradicating poverty, achieving universal gender equality in education and reversing the rate of HIV/AIDS incidence. “Violence against women is also linked to the spread of HIV/AIDS,” said Mr. Ban. He explained that not only are large numbers of women in some countries forced to have sex, but “Women and girls are also systematically and deliberately subject to rape and sexual violence in war.”“Violence, and particularly sexual and gender-based violence, is one of the defining characteristics of contemporary conflict,” said Ron Redmond, the spokesperson of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Mr. Ban noted that “Death, injury, medical costs and lost employment are but the tip of an iceberg. The impact on women and girls, their families, their communities and their societies in terms of shattered lives and livelihoods is beyond calculation.”To change the mindsets and socially ingrained habits of generations will not be easy and will take the collective force of individuals, organizations and governments, added the Secretary-General.“We must work together to state loud and clear, at the highest level, that violence against women will not be tolerated, in any form, in any context, in any circumstance,” he said, adding that “We need a positive image of women in the media. We need laws that say violence is a crime, that hold perpetrators accountable and are enforced.”In another statement, UN Children”s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Ann Veneman underlined the significant role men and boys have to play in ending violence against women and called for putting in place programmes and activities to educate them.Michael Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, called for gender equality to be at the core of all the world body”s actions, saying that it is not only necessary for social justice but also for achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Staffan de Mistura, noted during commemorations marking the Day that, “Iraqi women made much progress towards asserting their political representational rights during the provincial elections held last January, but remain vulnerable to discrimination and violence on the basis of gender.” Mr. de Mistura pointed to the large number of widowed Iraqi women as an issue requiring urgent and immediate attention and expressed his concern that the many years of wars and conflict have stalled and set back progress towards achieving equality for Iraqi women.To mark the occasion in Afghanistan, up to 15,000 women gathered in Kandahar, Bamyan, Kabul, Herat, Mazar, Daikundi and Jalalabad wearing blue scarves to pray for peace.Speaking at the country”s main event at the Amani High School in Kabul the Special Representative for of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan, Kai Eide said, “Afghanistan needs its women in order to make the progress we all seek.”In Somalia, many women and girls are victims of violence, human trafficking, beatings, rape, child marriage, and female genital mutilation and remain silent for fear of being ostracized or killed by their own families, said Mark Bowden, UN Resident and Humanitarian.“Violence against women and girls is not a women”s issue, it is an issue that concerns and diminishes us all. No custom, tradition or religion can justify cruel and degrading treatment,” said Mr. Bowden. 8 March 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today added his voice to a chorus of United Nations officials calling for an end to the routine violence suffered by women and girls around the world, in a message marking the International Day for Women. read more

SNCLavalin gets 94 million for selling minority stake in Malta airport

MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin has closed the sale of its interest in Malta International Airport Inc., which manages the facility under a 65-year agreement with the government of the Mediterranean island nation.The Montreal based company says it received about 64 million euros cash or $94 million at current exchange rates.SNC-Lavalin slashes another 950 positions amid restructuring, including 600 in CanadaSNC-Lavalin Group Inc’s stock undervalued, analyst says, after company posts better-than-expected fourth quarter profitSNC had a 15.5 per cent interest in Malta International Airport Inc., through its share of a consortium that was formed in 2001 to bid on the Malta Airport privatization project.It announced the sale of the stake to an affiliate of Flughafen Wien AG in February as part of a strategic plan to sell some of its mature investments in infrastructure concessions. read more

Actress Ashley Judd in Sri Lanka as UN Goodwill Ambassador

The actress posted instagram posts and twitter posts doing yoga and relaxing in Sri Lanka. She will also meet with stakeholders from the public sector, private sector, and donor community, to highlight the importance of investing in the reproductive health and rights of people.Judd was appointed as a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador in March 2016, and is a passionate advocate for ending all forms of gender-based violence around the world. (Colombo Gazette) Award-winning Hollywood actress, writer, and The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Goodwill Ambassador, Ashley Judd, is in Sri Lanka for a short mission. During her visit to Sri Lanka, Judd will engage with women and girls from different backgrounds, to learn about their livelihoods and views on gender-based violence, the UNFPA office in Colombo said. read more

March Madness Crib Notes For Saturdays Games

Midwest RegionalNo. 8 Cincinnati vs. No. 1 Kentucky at 2:40 p.m. on CBSGodspeed, Cincinnati. Take your 6 percent win probability and make the best of it.No. 6 Butler vs. No. 3 Notre Dame at 9:40 p.m. on TBSButler’s already pulled off one upset this tournament, even though it beat a team with a worse seed. No. 11 Texas was slightly favored to beat the Bulldogs, but Texas flamed out as it did for most of the season. Butler has a bigger challenge ahead of it in playing Notre Dame, though. The Irish are favored to win 62 percent of the time, perhaps because of their offense, which was third in the country, according to Ken Pomeroy. Butler’s defense is also in the top-10, though, making this a matchup of contrasting strengths. West RegionalNo. 10 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Arizona at 5:15 p.m. on CBSAs D’Angelo Russell goes, so go the Buckeyes. Bloodied but still breaking ankles, Russell led a furious charge as Ohio State came back against VCU to stage the upset. It won’t be so easy against Arizona, which has the third best defense in the country, according to Ken Pomeroy. That Arizona has the ninth-best offense probably won’t help the Buckeyes either; the Wildcats have an 81 percent chance of moving on to the Sweet 16.No. 14 Georgia State vs. No. 6 Xavier at 6:10 p.m. on TNTSomebody get Georgia State’s coach, Ron Hunter, a stool with some armrests. After his son, R.J. Hunter, hit the game-winning shot in Georgia State’s game against Baylor, Hunter tumbled out of his stool and right into a thousand highlight reels. The good news for Georgia State: Our model likes them in this game more than it did in the last (and our model gave them a decent shot on Thursday). The problem: The Panthers still only have a 30 percent chance of beating Xavier.No. 5 Arkansas vs. No. 4 North Carolina at 8:40 p.m. on TNTThis No. 5 vs. No. 4 matchups looks like it should be a taut contest based on the seeds. But the FiveThirtyEight model thinks North Carolina is twice as likely to win as Arkansas. The Razorbacks come from a worse conference, have a poor defense and struggled against No. 12 Wofford. Then again, North Carolina didn’t have a great game against Harvard, either. But the model takes the longer view — the fundamentals favor UNC. South RegionalNo. 5 Utah vs. No. 4 Georgetown at 7:45 p.m. on CBSBoth teams were heavy favorites in their opening games, but Utah struggled to put Stephen F. Austin away. The FiveThirtyEight model says not to worry about that — the advanced metrics love Utah because of its great defense and efficient offense. The model says Utah should win this matchup 71 percent of the time.No. 14 UAB vs. No. 11 UCLA at 12:10 p.m. on CBSThis isn’t a basketball game, it’s a glass-slipper competition. Who will become Cinderella? The UCLA Bruins, which most talking heads said didn’t belong in the tournament, or the UAB Blazers, which put together the third-most surprising upset since 2011, according to FiveThirtyEight’s past models. This year’s model likes UCLA to win (67 percent favorite), thanks to UCLA’s strength of schedule during the regular season, and its higher offensive and defensive ratings. The teams that play on Saturday are the survivors of the wild opening day1Not counting the play-in games. of this year’s NCAA men’s tournament. No matter how many harmonic means, linear regressions and bootstrapped standard errors we applied to the data, we couldn’t find a way to make it say Saturday’s games would be as thrilling as Thursday’s were. But the data didn’t say that for Thursday either! It’s March Madness — there’s always a chance of chaos.Read on for more of what to look for in the NCAA tournament Saturday. East RegionalNo. 1 Villanova vs. No. 8 N.C. State at 7:10 p.m. on TBSNo team on Thursday looked better than the Wildcats, who devoured the sacrificial lambs of Lafayette. That victory — by 41 points — helped raise Villanova’s chances to win it all by 4.3 percentage points. They looked that good. N.C. State did not look great, needing a last-second shot to overcome a middling LSU squad. The model expects Villanova to run away with this one — the Wildcats are an 88 percent favorite. read more

Bucks top Penn State Northwestern fall to Michigan in quad meet

After the men’s swimming and diving team wrapped up its four-team quadrangular meet with Michigan, Penn State and Northwestern on Saturday, coach Bill Wadley said there was not a guy on his team who did not give his very best. Unfortunately for Wadley and the No. 9 Buckeyes, points are not awarded for moral victories.The men’s team fell for the first time in its dual-meet season Saturday, losing to No. 7 Michigan 197.5-135.5. However, the weekend was not a total loss, as the Buckeyes managed to outscore Penn State 263-70 and Northwestern 263-37.  In comparison to last year’s Big Ten Championships, Wadley believes his squad is picking up ground on Wolverines.“They won Big Ten’s by 300 points last year,” Wadley said. “I feel good about the effort our guys gave, and I think in time we’ll close the gap.”If the Buckeyes could have pulled out some of the closer races, the score might have turned out differently. Nevertheless, OSU’s only individual win on Saturday was sophomore Andrew Elliott’s win in the 100 breaststroke.“There’s a lot of room for improvement,” Wadley said. “We’ve got to win the close races. When you lose the close races, those points add up.”After the Buckeyes captured an exhilarating victory in the 400 freestyle relay to end Friday’s portion of the meet, Elliott teamed with junior Elliott Keefer, freshman Tim Phillips and senior Joel Elber to win the 200 medley relay to start Saturday’s events. “I’m really happy [with how I swam],” Elliott said. “I tried to help the team as best I could today. Hopefully we can carry this momentum into Big Ten’s.”Any comeback hopes after the quick start faded after Michigan promptly rebounded by sweeping the 500 freestyle and taking first and second in the 100 butterfly. The Wolverines would add four more individual event victories to pull away from OSU.“We are just a step behind Michigan,” Wadley said. “They’ve got a couple of world-class athletes [on the team].”The Buckeyes will attempt to rebound from the tough loss at the hands of their rivals next Friday as they host Eastern Michigan and wrap up the dual-meet season. read more

Parrot ARDrone gets ARPursuit game November 26

first_imgThe Parrot AR.Drone is one of the best “peripherals” out there for your iPhone. It may be expensive, but who can resist the ability to remote control a flying drone around your house or neighborhood with an iPhone?The AR.Drone already has a piloting app on the App Store called AR.Freeflight, but the first augmented reality game is set to appear on November 26.AdChoices广告It’s called AR.Pursuit and requires two AR.Drones to play. Each player controls their own drone and attempts to shoot down the other. Augmented reality is used to show gun fire and missiles flying through the air as if shot from your drone.The game lets you select the enemy color, indoor or outdoor play, and a time limit of up to 9 minutes. Guns are fired by pressing a button on the touchscreen and missiles require you to shake the iPhone to launch.If you’re lucky enough to own an AR.Drone, and have a friend who has one too, this could be a lot of fun. Just don’t end up colliding with the enemy and doing some serious damage to your drone.Keep an eye on the AR.Drone game page for the iTunes link which will appear on November 26. The price of AR.Pursuit is expected to be $2.99.Read more at Pocket-lintlast_img read more

Former Newcastle player adds his name to abuse victims

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL A general view of St James’ Park, Newcastle’s home stadium. Image: PA Archive/PA Images Nov 30th 2016, 11:59 PM By AFP Share Tweet Email2 20,605 Views center_img A FORMER NEWCASTLE United player added his name Wednesday to a growing list of ex-footballers in England who said they had suffered sexual abuse during their time in the sport.David Eatock broke his silence as it emerged that more than a quarter of the UK’s regional police forces were looking into allegations of historic child sex abuse within football.Eatock, signed by Newcastle when Kevin Keegan was manager of the northeast club, said he was older than the majority of victims who have come forward since former Crewe Alexandra player Andy Woodward revealed a fortnight ago he was abused by convicted child molester Barry Bennell in the 1980s.The now 40-year-old Eatock said he had been a victim of former youth coach George Ormond, who was sentenced to six years in 2002 for a string of offences committed over almost 25 years.“One of the more difficult parts for me is that I wasn’t as young as some of the others,” Eatock told the Guardian newspaper.“I was 18 when I got to know George Ormond. I can still remember the look on his face, how terrifying it was, and how his eyes were possessed.”He added: “I’m just glad Andy Woodward, by speaking out, has given me the strength to do this because I never would have otherwise. It has been like a knot in my brain and I’m now trying to pick apart that knot.”Tuesday saw Bennell, also a former youth coach, charged with eight counts of child abuse, prosecutors said.Bennell, who has already served three jail terms for previous child sex offences, has faced a slew of new allegations by at least 20 former footballers spanning three decades beginning in the 1970s when he was working for Crewe Alexandra, Manchester City and Stoke City.Bennell, who it was revealed on Monday had to be hospitalised when he was found unconscious in a hotel near London, will appear in court on 14 December.Essex and Norfolk Police are the latest forces to confirm they are investigating abuse claims within football, taking the current tally to 13.- ‘Greatest crisis’ -Football Association chairman Greg Clarke has called the developing scandal “the greatest crisis” in English football he could recall.Police Scotland have also confirmed they have launched a probe following abuse allegations north of the border.The FA, English football’s governing body, has set up an internal review headed by lawyer Kate Gallafent, an expert in child protection.The British Government announced on Tuesday it would bring the police and the FA together for a meeting on the developing scandal.Clarke took over as FA chairman in August and has already had to deal with the removal of Sam Allardyce as England coach over comments he made in a newspaper sting and a row with FIFA over whether England players could wear commemorative poppies on the pitch.Meanwhile, a newspaper report on Tuesday claimed Chelsea made a secret payment to a former youth team player who accused a talent scout, the late Eddie Heath, of sexually assaulting him during the 1970s.An undisclosed sum was given to the unnamed former player on the condition the alleged abuse would not be made public, The Daily Telegraph reported, citing a source.The player went to the club around three years ago and has also spoken to the Metropolitan Police, the newspaper added.Ahead of the report being published, Chelsea announced they had retained an external law firm to carry out an investigation.“The club has contacted the FA to ensure that all possible assistance is provided as part of their wider investigation,” a Chelsea statement read.“This will include providing the FA with any relevant information arising out of the club’s investigation.”Comments are disabled as legal proceedings are ongoing. A general view of St James’ Park, Newcastle’s home stadium. Former Newcastle player adds his name to abuse victims David Eatock broke his silence as it emerged that more than a quarter of the UK’s regional police forces were looking into allegations. No Comments Image: PA Archive/PA Images Wednesday 30 Nov 2016, 11:59 PMlast_img read more

FrontRow Wearable Camera is Perfect Accessory for Flavor Flav Cosplay

first_img iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsGeek Pick: Ring Stick Up Cam Battery Is Standalone Security Stay on target Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.If only Ferris Bueller had a FrontRow camera.The latest wearable from Ubiquiti Networks, FrontRow hangs around your neck like a modern Flavor Flav accessory, snapping photos and live-streaming video.“Unlike traditional cameras and smartphones requiring manual operation, FrontRow can operate fully autonomously—allowing one to capture life’s experiences while completely staying in the moment,” according to a company press release.The latest wearable from Ubiquiti Networks (via FrontRow)Weighing in at less than 2 ounces, the palm-sized device acts as a more aesthetically pleasing GoPro—attach it to the included lanyard (or your favorite chain), or clip it onto a collar or strap. (Upcoming accessories include a car window mount and flexible coil mount.)Then use the 2-inch touch screen, start/stop button, or companion mobile app to pick your poison: live stream on Facebook or YouTube, save media directly to Dropbox, share filtered photos with Instagram followers.FrontRow comes with 32GB of storage and 2GB RAM, so keep an eye on your contents to ensure you don’t reach capacity mid-stream.Any Bluetooth-connected handset running the FrontRow iOS or Android app acts as a remote control, as does the online UI controller at a standby time of up to 48 hours, FrontRow can operate in Story Mode—Ubiquiti’s fancy name for time-lapse (see video above)—for up to 16 hours, and in the live-streaming mode for up to two. Charge on the go or at home with a USB Type-C connector.Connect with your smartphone, tablet, or the Web (via FrontRow)Currently available in jet black—and coming soon (Sept. 15) in rose gold—the $399 FrontRow camera is on sale directly from Ubiquiti Networks (with free overnight shipping, or via Amazon.FrontRow is not exactly novel: Manufacturers have been trying to perfect the wearable camera for years: from Google Glass to Snapchat Spectacles.The Narrative Clip 2, for instance, stores up to 4,000 photos or 80 minutes of HD video—and costs only $199. (Though all three colors—black, white, red—are temporarily out of stock.)Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

KSRM Week In Review 115119

first_imgWednesday 1/17Audio PlayerWEDNESDAY-MATT-11918.mp3VmWEDNESDAY-MATT-11918.mp300:00RPdBorough Memo Offers Update On ACLU Invocation Lawsuit, Troopers Apprehend Barricaded Suspect At Private Residence In Anchor Point, Borough Assembly Finds Solution To Vacant Service Board Seats Friday 1/19Audio PlayerFRIDAY-MATT-11918.mp3VmFRIDAY-MATT-11918.mp300:00RPdGovernor Walker Talks Optimism In State Of The State Address, Hilcorp Unveils Big Plans For Work In The Cook Inlet For 2018, Kenai Begins Overhaul Of Lease Process For Airport Lands Tuesday 1/16Audio Player01-19-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm01-19-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdTroopers Respond To Stolen Vehicle/Barricaded Suspect, Applicants Sought For Kenai River Special Management Area Advisory Board, City Of Kenai Looks At Amendments To Marijuana Regulations, The State Legislature Is Officially In Session, Kenai To Consider Rerouted Funds To Fix 2016 Earthquake Damage To Dock Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week.center_img Monday 1/15Audio PlayerMONDAY-MATT-11918.mp3VmMONDAY-MATT-11918.mp300:00RPdInitial Plans For Soldotna Sports Center Field House Are Complete, Travelers Rallied To Assist Roadside Accident On Black Ice Highway, Bill Aimed At Reducing Number Of Set Netters On East Side Of Cook Inlet Thursday 1/18Audio Player01-19-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm01-19-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdProject Homeless Connect Has Seen Increase In Job Loss Related Homelessness, 5 Inmates Treated After ‘Riot’ In Seward Prison Yard, Anchorage Drug Bust Takes $1.2 Million in Meth and Heroin, Kenai Dock Repairs Estimated To Cost $259,000last_img read more

Time Worldwide Publisher to Step Down

first_imgTime Inc. announced Tuesday that Ed McCarrick is retiring from his post as president and worldwide publisher of Time. His retirement will be effective December 31.The announcement was separate from Time Inc.’s major restructuring news.According to a Time Inc. spokesperson, the company hasn’t named areplacement as worldwide publisher. No replacement is expected aspresident. McCarrick—who was a keynoter at this year’s FOLIO: Show—served several positions during his 35 years at Time Inc., beginning in sales in 1973. He became publisher of Life in 1993. “While he spent very successful years at People and then Life as publisher, we all know that his true passion was for the brand he loves the most and spent the better part of his career working on—and that is Time,” CEO Ann Moore and executive vice president John Squires wrote in a memo to employees. As president and worldwide publisher, McCarrick helped launch Time’s Style & Design, oversaw Time’s international expansion and helped develop into what he recently called a “24/7, 365 days per year news and information site.”last_img read more

30 children die in Indian hospital

first_imgThirty children have died at a hospital in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh since Wednesday due to encephalitis and delivery-related issues, a senior medical official said on Friday.Chief medical superintendent RS Shukla also denied accusations made by a district official in local media that the deaths were due to an oxygen shortage he said occurred after a private supplier withdrew its equipment over unpaid hospital dues.The dead children ranged from babies to 12-year-olds.Shukla said at least 10 of the children at BRD Medical College had died because of encephalitis, a disease that causes inflammation of the brain, while the rest had died from “delivery-related issues”, without providing further details.Other officials at the hospital were not immediately reachable.Uttar Pradesh officials are conducting an investigation of the matter, said a senior state government official.last_img read more

Mythology reinterpreted

first_img“I am a devotee of Goddess Durga and I believe in the feminine power she incorporates,” said Shobha Deepak Singh, producer and director of the ballet act Shree Durga performed at the ongoing Festival of Ballets at Kamani Auditorium on Tuesday. The dance reflected the necessity of emancipation of women in a time when cruelty against women is surpassing all limits. The divine presence of Goddess Durga took over the stage narrating a story from the past. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The act was set in mythological times when the boon, granted by the gods to their devotees, became nuisances and were misused. The dance emphasised upon the importance of bestowing power to women in proportion to men such that a balance is maintained and no evil rises which can cause destruction. Stree Shakti (feminine power) which rose after constant churning of power of the three gods Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh led the fight against Mahishasur. The whole episode aimed at restoration of balanced power between the genders. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIn the next scene the audiences witnessed the rise of Raktabeej, another asur who harasses the gods and whose every drop of blood gives rise to its clone. Kali  (the goddess of destruction) fought with Raktabeej. She drunk the blood of Raktabeej before it fell on the ground.  The whole scene displayed the sheer madness of someone high with power. It was when Shiva intervened by throwing himself on her feet, Kali’s anger could be controlled. The facial expressions of the actor playing Kali, portrayed the rage and anger of the goddess. The performance was magnificent right from the beginning as it started from the contemporary context where common people indulge in worshipping Durga on Durga Puja, a festival of Bengal.The choreography was an amalgamation of various classical dance forms and martial arts technique called Kalaripayattu which is one of the oldest fighting systems in existence. Altogether, it gave graceful body movements to fighting scenes and facial movements for emotions. Other forms of dance like – Bharatnatyam, Chhau, Kathakali and other folk dances were also amalgamated that left the audiences spellbound. “As this is a ballet, we have incorporated ingredients and elements from various dance forms of our country including folk dances,” said Shashidharan Nair, choreographer. The five-day festival that opened on May 8 with the play titled Meera have two more performances Kaalchakra and Kumar Sambhava that will be staged on May 15 and 16 respectively. Do mark your dates and head over for a ballet treat!last_img read more

Iran deal blocks every pathway for Nweapon

first_imgPresident Barack Obama has strongly defended the landmark Iranian nuclear deal, saying it blocks every pathway for Tehran to acquire nuclear weapons and was in the interest of both the United States and Israel.Addressing the concerns of the Jewish community ahead of a crucial congressional vote next month, Obama in a webcast from the White House said, “this deal blocks every pathway that Iran might take in order to obtain a nuclear weapon.” Because of the stringency of the deal, a vast majority of experts on nuclear proliferation have endorsed this deal, he asserted. Obama on Friday said the world is more or less united, with some exceptions of Israel around the deal. Also Read – Nine hurt in accident at fireworks show in French resort“People have said that, well, Iran will cheat. They are not trustworthy. I keep on emphasising we do not trust Iran.Iran is antagonistic to the US. It is anti-Semitic. It has denied the Holocaust. It has called for the destruction of Israel. It is an unsavoury regime,” he said, adding that Iran is a regional power and not a superpower.“But this deal doesn’t rely on trust; it relies on verification and our capacity to catch them when they cheat and to respond vigorously if they do,” Obama said. Also Read – Pakistan Army ‘fully prepared’ to face any challenge: Army spokesmanObama also acknowledged the support that most Jews have given him, saying, “I wouldn’t be sitting here if it weren’t for my friends and supporters in the Jewish community.” “Because of the unprecedented partnership we have with Israel, Israel has a much stronger military. Our Gulf partners spend eight times as much money as Iran does on their military,” he said.“So what we have done is, for the first 10 years, essentially restricted Iran’s capacity not just to weaponize nuclear power but we severely constrain any nuclear programme — peaceful or militarised.“After 10 years, they’re able to obtain some additional advanced centrifuges, but they continue to have to be carefully monitored in terms of the stockpiles that they produce,” the US President said.last_img read more

Senco pays tribute to martyrs

first_imgSenco Gold and Diamonds, the largest jewellery retail chain from Eastern India, drew up a noble way to pay homage to the martyrs of India by organising ‘Youth talent hunt’ contest in Bengaluru recently. Christened ‘An Ode to the Nation’, the contest – being held in memory of the 41 CRPF jawans who gave up their lives to protect the nation – not only presented the students and youths of Bengaluru with an opportunity to showcase their talents, but also to pay their tributes to these brave souls. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPresent at the occasion, Suvankar Sen, Executive Director, Senco Gold and Diamonds, said: “These brave jawans have made the sacrifice, laying down their lives to protect us and our nation. It is our way of saluting these martyrs, however small it is.” “The platform aims to bring together children, women and especially the youth and mobilise them by inspiring them to contribute to our nation,” he further added. The fbb Colors Femina Miss India South 2019 winners walked hand-in-hand with the children from Gifts of God (Sri Sai Krupa Charitable Trust), to spread the message of unity and show the world that little children are future of our country. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSt Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Bangalore received a cheque of Rs 50,001 towards mid-day meal for the needy students, Vasantharatna Foundation received Rs 1 lakh for the stronger future of martyrs’ families and empowering veer naris (war widows) of our nation, Honour point received Rs 50,001 for the development of online memorial for Indian soldiers and creating support system for martyrs’ families and Sri Sai Krupa Charitable Trust received Rs 70,001 for development of education system for orphaned children. To show solidarity and pay homage to martyrs, various people from different walks of life were present at the event including Major Aditi Mohan (Retired), Lady Indian Army Major, Major Pankaj Adhar (Retired), Saurabh Mukherjee, Deputy commandment of CISF, Regional Head CISB, Col Sandeep Sirohi (Retd), Paratrooper 7 Paras officer, Dr K V Jagadeesh, IPS, DCP (Traffic East), Bangalore, Rudra Shankar Roy, Convener, SXCCAA – South Zone Chapter and Chief Coordinator – ‘An Ode To The Nation’, along with families of martyrs.last_img read more

Big Boy Pride brings plussize beauty and deeper love to Florida

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… One of the world’s smaller but more specific Pride celebrations came to Orlando, Florida, over the weekend. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Gay Pride Maspalomas rocks Gran CanariaGoing to pride at university inspired me to come out as bisexualWorld Tourism with IGLTA2017 turns to a Rainbow in St. Petersburg, FloridaRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img Florida fun times (Photo: @keezuskrice | Instagram)His views were backed up by William (@bear_by_nature) from Atlanta, Georgia.‘For me, [Big Boy Pride] is a family reunion of your extended family! Us members of the LGBTQ community are one huge family regardless of where you come from, social-economic status or whatever.‘People from all over come together to have a good time away from their everyday lives because we all need that break to rejuvenate ourselves and why not be surrounded by your loved ones in a judge-free zone?Boys in blue at Big Boy Pride (Photo: @bear_by_nature | Instagram)‘The highlight for me every year is the time spent with my fellow brothers that I haven’t seen in a year. Playing games, going to seminars, catching up on lost time and helping those in there time of need that they may not be receiving where they live.Entertainers included drag queen Ms Harmonica Sunbeam (Photo: @bigmeach7109 | Instagram)‘Jay and Tony the founders of this organization do a great job pulling this off every year because they don’t make money off of this. They do it because it’s needed within the community and I love them.’(Photo: @bluedove1914 | Instagram)‘We are large, in charge, and here to stay’Richie from Brooklyn (@dyson_bear below bottom) was enjoying his first ever Big Boy Pride, but the event left a lasting impression on him.‘OMG I am so grateful that I came to Big Boy Pride,’ he told GSN. ‘I was such an amazing experience to see our black brothers of size and those who love us just come together in fellowship. We are large, in charge, and here to stay.’Cooling off in the pool at Big Boy Pride in Orlando, Florida (Photo: @dyson_bear | Instagram)See also12+ photos of BeefDip beauty in Mexico’s Puerto Vallarta GAYSTARNEWS- Big Boy Pride is the premier hangout for big guys of color each year (Photo: @only1bloo_23 | Instagram)Big Boy Pride is a party weekend organized by the Big Brothas Network – a social and networking not-for-profit organization aimed at ‘Urban debonair big men of color in the LGBT community and those who admire them.’Chilling at Big Boy Pride (Photo: @iamjeffjamesjr | Instagram)Co-organizers Tony Brown and Jay Torrence arranged the first Big Boy Pride in spring 2011. The men have continued to welcome big guys from around the US (and beyond). This year’s event ran 12-15 April at the Parliament House resort.The theme? ‘A Deeper Love.’Big Boy Pride gets the thumbs up from him (Photo: @prettyricanboicj | Instagram)Highlights included pool parties, cabaret, fashion show, seminars, a pyjama party and a Black Panther-inspired Wakanda-themed party. Martha Wash, formerly of the Weather Girls, was just one of several acts to entertain the crowd.(Photo: umichgrad07 | Instagram)‘Big Boy Pride is about brotherhood, self-love and awareness, relationship building and elevating consciousness in the Big Boy community and the public at-large,’ states a description of the event on its official website.A Black Panther-inspired Wakanda party at Big Boy Pride (Photo: @braveeducator | Instagram)‘Simply nothing quite like it’Tim’m West (pictured above left) has attended the event every year.‘Eighth year attending this important and affirming event where people are welcoming in ways black men of size too seldom experience in some spaces,’ he told GSN. ‘This is why I commit, like so many others, to returning. There’s simply nothing quite like it.’last_img read more

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first_img 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 News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more August 4, 2014 — e2v will be exhibiting at the 56th annual ASTRO Symposium  in New York, Sept. 14-17. The company plans to showcase its new blue top magnetron, along with its solid-state modulator and RF Subsystems.The 3.1MW MG7095 magnetron is a form fit replacement for the vendor’s MG5193 magnetron, which is found in radiotherapy systems throughout the world. The MG7095 offers higher peak and average power than the MG5193. The improved internal design enables better rotational stability for reliable dose delivery and is designed to work with both line type modulators and e2v’s solid state modulators.e2v’s RF sub-systems help maximize optimum performance with linear accelerators. These systems can be customized to meet specific requirements.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | August 05, 2014 e2v to Showcase the MG7095 S-band Magnetron at ASTRO The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr 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 | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… 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 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). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications 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 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RADlast_img read more

What an MLB source said about the Dbacks trade h

first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke With starter Anthony Sherman still limited in practice, the Cardinals have re-signed fullback Reagan Maui’a to create more depth at the position. Maui’a, who was on the preseason roster before being released on August 24, appeared in three games for the Cardinals last season and 15 the previous year.Since being drafted in 2007 by the Miami Dolphins, Maui’a has played in 36 games (18 starts) for three different teams. The Cardinals also signed fullback Korey Hall three days ago, but since that time have added him to the reserved/retired list. Hall, a five-year veteran, spent last season with the New Orleans Saints after spending for with the Green Bay Packers. Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’center_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more