Emplacement choisi pour lécole de Bridgewater

first_imgLa construction d’une nouvelle école pour les élèves de langue maternelle française dans la région de Bridgewater progresse d’un autre pas grâce au choix d’un emplacement. La nouvelle école, qui remplacera l’École de la Rive-Sud, sera construite à l’extérieur de Bridgewater, près de la sortie 12 de l’autoroute 103, dans le quartier d’Osprey Village. « Les élèves de l’École de la Rive-Sud fréquenteront bientôt une école moderne et bien aménagée, » a dit Judy Streatch, ministre de l’Éducation. « Le processus de sélection du site a été plus long que prévu, mais je suis heureuse que le temps consacré et les efforts considérables déployés aient permis la sélection de cet emplacement. » La nouvelle école accueillera jusqu’à 285 élèves de langue maternelle française de la région. Sa construction coûtera environ 13 millions de dollars. « Nous sommes très satisfaits de la sélection et de la confirmation de l’emplacement. Cette annonce est un nouveau départ pour les élèves, les parents et les enseignants de la région de Bridgewater, » a dit Kenneth Gaudet, président du Conseil scolaire acadien provincial. « Les élèves auront une école dotée des installations et technologies modernes. Elle mettra certainement en valeur l’expérience linguistique et culturelle des élèves de parents ayant droit dans la région. De plus, la nouvelle école servira d’endroit central où les groupes communautaires pourront se réunir. » Le ministère de l’Éducation a annoncé en janvier 2006 que l’établissement, qui accueillera les élèves de la maternelle à la 12e année, sera prêt en 2010 et remplacera l’École de la Rive-Sud située à Blockhouse, dans le comté de Lunenburg. Le ministère des Transports et du Renouvellement de l’infrastructure coordonnera la conception et la construction de la nouvelle école. Le site a été vendu à la Province par la Municipalité du district de Lunenburg. Une cérémonie d’inauguration des travaux aura lieu au printemps afin de marquer le début de la construction.last_img read more

Historical drama Frontier tells story of invasion of northern Ontario

first_img Twitter So, consultants from the coast have been on the film set to advise on Cree language and culture.“Because it was so important for us, as much as humanly possible to not hit any false notes,” said Rob Blackie.Rob Blackie said it’s fair to say that Frontier aims to take a different perspective on Canadian history and shows the fur trade more as an “invasion” of first nations territory by the companies vying for a piece of the lucrative pelt business.He said they are aiming to tell a story that has some truths in it, while being sexy and exciting. The James Bay lowlands are the setting for a new TV drama that aims to tell Canada’s history from a first nations perspective.Frontier, which airs on the Discovery Channel Sunday nights and on Netflix next year, focuses on the fur trade in northern Ontario in the 1780s.Creators Rob and Peter Blackie said that even though Frontier is historical fiction, they wanted to make sure it was as accurate as possible, particularly in how the James Bay Cree are presented. Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Residential school survivor calls for review of Law Society of Ontario

first_imgGarnet Angeconeb says there needs to be a review of the Law Society of Ontario.Willow FiddlerAPTN NewsResidential school survivors in northwestern Ontario say the Law Society of Ontario failed them miserably when it dismissed allegations mishandling claims against lawyer Doug Keshen.“No one has ever reasonably or adequately explained to the survivors, here’s what really happened,” said Garnet Angeconeb.Angeconeb is now calling for a review of the law society.He is one of about 30 residential school survivors at a meeting with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation in Sioux Lookout, Ont.The centre is travelling the country asking survivors what they thought of the residential school settlement program and how the process went.Rosemary Lac Seul-Monias is a survivor at the meeting.She said her experience with Keshen left her re-victimized.A Law Society of Ontario tribunal in 2017 heard that Keshen withdrew legal fees from settlement funds and didn’t interview some clients.The society dismissed the allegations – and instead agreed to audit him.Lac Seul-Monias testified at the 2017 tribunal in Kenora, Ont.“It was emotional and I was crying because I had to repeat my abuse and all that,” she said.“What I went through and talk about my…with the lawyer how he mistreated us.”In May 2018, former Assembly of First Nations national chief Ovide Mercredi released a report on the law society and found that it failed survivors.“The range of issues brought to my attention went deep into the impact of the Residential Schools on personal lives, the shortcomings of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement and the Law Society’s regulatory and hearing processes,” Mercredi said.The federal government settled close to 40,000 school settlements a decade ago paying out billions in compensation and legal fees.The settlements are still contentious for many survivors.“The agreement was designed, it was negotiated by lawyers and the survivors were represented yes but at the end of the day what happens is it’s the people at the community level that really feel the brunt of when something goes wrong and they don’t sleep well at night,” said Angeconeb.He said he wants to see an independent review of the residential school agreement.“After all, the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement is a legalistic agreement, something went wrong within that legalistic agreement and the survivors are paying a hefty price for it now when they talk about re-victimization,” he said.The national TRC centre is hearing from survivors in Montreal, and Eskasoni next and plan to release a report in March 2019.wfiddler@aptn.ca@willowblasizzolast_img read more

Morocco Dismantled 132 Terrorist Cell in 20022015

Salé – Some 132 terrorist cells have been busted by Moroccan security services over 2002-2015, Prefect of Police, Director of the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) Abdelhak Khiame said on Monday in Salé.Khiame made the remark at a press briefing on the recent dismantlement of a terrorist cell that was plotting to implement a terrorist plan aiming at undermining Morocco’s stability and security.Over the same period, dismantlement operations resulted in foiling 276 terrorist plans and the arrest of 2,720 individuals, he said. The terrorist abominable schemes included the perpetration of 119 bombings, the assassination of 109 personalities, seven kidnappings and 41 fire arm attacks, the BCIJ director said.As for Moroccan fighters within the ranks of terrorist groups, Khiame said that their number stand at 1,354 of whom 200 are former prisoners, 246 were killed in Syria and 40 in Iraq adding that 156 have returned to Morocco.Khiame added that 185 women joined the terrorist organization of the IS along with 135 children.These dismantlement operations are led in close coordination between different Moroccan security services, he said. read more

Leading conductor becomes Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF

11 April 2008One of the world’s most renowned conductors, Myung-Whun Chung, has become a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). At a ceremony this week in Paris, Mr. Chung – who is director of Radio-France’s Philharmonic Orchestra – was appointed an Ambassador, the agency said in a press release. The conductor has already been an ambassador for UNICEF France since September last year.Mr. Chung said he was honoured by his new role. “We musicians have the same goal as UNICEF,” he said. “UNICEF works to provide children with education and care and to ensure that their rights are respected. For us musicians, music is not just a right – it can help improve a child’s development and education, as well as allowing them to dream.”Jacques Hintzy, the President of UNICEF’s French national committee, said Mr. Chung made music accessible to everyone.“A message of hope and future for all children is delivered through the core of this project mastered by a prestigious conductor and orchestra,” he said.During the ceremony on Monday the Radio-France Philharmonic Orchestra played the Concerto for Orchestra by the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók.Mr. Chung joins a host of other high-profile Goodwill Ambassadors for UNICEF, including the tennis player Roger Federer, the singer Ricky Martin, the actress Vanessa Redgrave, the pianist Lang Lang, the actor Amitabh Bachchan, the soccer player David Beckham and the musician Femi Kuti. read more

UN food agency Nigerian leader urge G8 to focus on child hunger

President Obasanjo and WFP Executive Director James Morris, who is also the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on the Humanitarian Situation in southern Africa, held talks today in Rome during the WFP’s Executive Board meeting. The Nigerian president also addressed the Board and expressed his support for the agency’s operations in Africa, where it currently provides food aid to more than 35 million people, including victims of conflict, natural disasters and many millions more who are simply too poor to provide for themselves or their families.President Obasanjo will be attending the G-8 summit of the world’s leading industrialized countries in Gleneagles, Scotland, which is being hosted by the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair. The Prime Minister is expected to use the occasion to gather support for his Africa Initiative and the campaign to “Make Poverty History.”Mr. Morris welcomed the spotlight the G-8 summit was placing on Africa. He also paid tribute to the European Union’s pledge last week to double its development aid, as well as Tuesday’s announcement by the United States and the United Kingdom of a major boost in aid to the victims of hunger and other humanitarian crises in Africa.”We all believe that in the lead-up to this summit, substantial attention must be paid to hunger and malnutrition, particularly among young children,” Mr. Morris said. “That is the message I have asked President Obasanjo to give to the G-8 summit, and he could not possibly be more supportive.” read more

US construction spending up 02 per cent in April to 9535 billion

US construction spending up 0.2 per cent in April to $953.5 billion, strongest in 5 years by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jun 2, 2014 8:44 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending posted modest gains in April, driven by an uptick in home building and government construction that lifted total activity to the highest level in five years.Construction spending rose 0.2 per cent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $953.5 billion, the strongest performance since March 2009, the Commerce Department said Monday. The April increase was lower than economists had expected. But the government revised March activity higher to a 0.6 per cent gain, up from an initial estimate of a 0.2 per cent increase.The small April improvement, combined with the strong gain in March, suggest that the construction industry is recovering from the harsh winter and will provide a boost to growth in the months ahead.“This was mostly a good report,” IHS Global Insight economists Stephanie Karol and Patrick Newport said in an analyst note. “Core construction, the piece of the report which affects GDP, advanced 0.6 per cent, the largest gain since December.”The April figure marked the third straight increase after the weather pushed spending down 0.4 per cent in January. Construction activity dragged the overall economy in the first quarter when gross domestic product actually shrank.The overall economy contracted at an annual rate of 1 per cent in the January-March quarter. Analysts estimate growth to recover to a rate of around 3.8 per cent in the April-June period. The expectation is that strong gains in hiring will help lift consumer spending. Other sectors including construction should also bounce back.In April, residential construction edged up 0.1 per cent. It was the lowest monthly gain since an outright decline last October. However, the small increase followed strong gains over the past five months and was enough to lift spending on housing to a seasonally adjusted $378.5 billion, the highest level since March 2008.Spending on single-family home construction was up 1.3 per cent, while spending on apartment construction rose 2.7 per cent. Only the remodeling sector, which accounts for 40 per cent of the total, posted a decline, falling 2.2 per cent.Spending on non-residential projects fell 0.1 per cent to an annual rate of $308 billion, with weakness in the communications industry, where activity dropped 11.7 per cent. Spending on hotels, office buildings and shopping centres all showed gains.Government construction spending rose 0.8 per cent to a rate of $267 billion. This sector has been struggling because of budget cutbacks at all levels of government. In April, spending on federal projects rose 1.9 per cent to a rate of $23.5 billion. Spending on state and local projects was up 0.7 per cent to $243.5 billion.Total construction spending is 8.6 per cent higher than a year ago, led by a 17.2 per cent increase in housing construction. Non-residential construction is up by 5.6 per cent from a year ago, while government projects are just 1.2 per cent higher. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Security Council extends mandate of UN peacekeepers in Haiti for another year

Acting unanimously, the 15-member Council extended the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) until 15 October 2013 so that it can continue to help restore a secure and stable environment, to promote the political process, to strengthen Haiti’s Government institutions and rule-of-law-structures, as well as to promote and to protect human rights.It also decided that MINUSTAH’s overall force levels will consist of up to 6,270 troops – reduced from the authorized military strength of 7,340 – of all ranks through “a balanced withdrawal” of infantry and engineering personnel, and of a police component of up to 2,601 personnel, consistent with the proposals in Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s most recent report In the report, Mr. Ban stated that the Mission’s consolidation proposals assume that its military component will gradually hand over responsibility for security to formed police units and, ultimately, to the national police as the latter’s numbers and capacity grow. The transfer from military to formed police units is already completed in four of the ten departments – South, Grand-Anse, Nippes and North-West – he noted. By July 2013, MINUSTAH intends to concentrate its military presence into five security hubs in Port-au-Prince, Léogâne, Gonaïves, Cap-Haïtien and Ouanaminthe. “This gradual concentration of the military presence would be balanced by the deployment of formed police units to the vacated departments, a transition model that has already proved effective,” he wrote. Also by today’s resolution, MINUSTAH’s police component – currently authorized at 3,241 – will be reduced to 2,601. “The strengthening of the national police remains a key prerequisite for the Mission’s eventual withdrawal from Haiti,” Mr. Ban stated, adding that recent steps by the Government, with the Mission’s assistance, to increase the numbers of police recruits, in particular female recruits, are encouraging and should help to accelerate the currently insufficient intake of new police cadets.The Security Council established MINUSTAH in June 2004. In addition to its mandated tasks, it has been helping support Haiti’s authorities with recovery efforts in the wake of massive earthquake which struck in January 2010. read more

Eaddy leads 4 in double figures Santa Clara rallies 8174

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Tahj Eaddy had 22 points, Trey Wertz scored 17 and Santa Clara, which trailed much of the game, rallied in the final seven minutes and then held on, defeating Northern Arizona 81-74 Saturday night.Josip Vrankic also scored 17 for Santa Clara (3-5), and led with 14 rebounds. Josh Martin added a double-double with 12 points, 13 boards and seven assists.Carlos Hines led the Lumberjacks (2-4) with 19 points, but 16 of those came in NAU’s first 18 points of the game. After halftime he was 1-of-7 shooting and scored on a 3-pointer.The Lumberjacks still led by seven with nine minutes left in the game. Santa Clara held NAU scoreless for more than two minutes, catching up at 62-62 when Wertz drove for a floater. Martin followed with a 3.Vrankic halted two NAU drives with defensive rebounds, saved a possession with an offensive rebound and blocked a third NAU drive in an intense 30-second span with less than two minutes to go, and Santa Clara was up 75-68 with 1:20 left.The Associated Press read more

Ohio State offense shines again in 5224 victory over Maryland

Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) runs the ball during a game against Maryland on Oct. 4 at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md. OSU won, 52-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorCOLLEGE PARK, Md. — Playing a true road game for the first time in 2014, the Ohio State football team didn’t flinch.The Buckeyes accumulated 533 yards of total offense Saturday en route to a 52-24 rout of Big Ten newcomer Maryland.OSU was led once again by redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett, who completed 18 of 23 pass attempts for 267 yards and four touchdowns while adding 71 yards and a score on the ground.Barrett said after the game that the preparation during the week is what has contributed to his success on the field.“There’s definitely times out there where they will do something defensively and I don’t even have to look back (to the sidelines),” Barrett said. “There’s things we do in practice, where I (can) get to a certain play and we will be alright.”Since losing to Virginia Tech in the second game of the year, the Wichita Falls, Texas, native has thrown for 909 yards with 14 touchdowns to just one interception. The Buckeye offense has collected more than 1,200 yards of offense in their last two games.Maryland coach Randy Edsall said after the game that his team knew coming in what Barrett could do, however they couldn’t find a way to slow him down.“We said during the week that he was a really good quarterback and you can just see him getting better each and every game,” Edsall said. “There were things we tried to do; pressure him and (play) zone coverage. He’s very good. My hats off to him in terms of how he played.”OSU coach Urban Meyer said after the game that while Barrett played well, credit should also be given to the players around him.“J.T. Barrett is playing very well and the big thing is we can still get better,” Meyer said. “The guys playing around him are pretty good too. There’s a lot of confidence when you start rotating six receivers in there and they are all quality guys.”One of those guys playing around Barrett is sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott, who tallied his second straight 100-yard game as he rushed for 139 yards on 24 carries.Elliott, who gained 71 yards on the ground in the first quarter said following the game that the plan was to establish the run game early.“Thats what we want to do,” Elliott said. “We want to run the ball first and then that opens up the passing game.”The Buckeyes jumped out to a 24-3 lead in large part due to a run-pass combination. OSU rushed for 269 yards and threw for 264.The balance on offense is something Meyer said he credits to the assurance he has in his players.“We have a lot of confidence in our quarterback and skills positions right now,” Meyer said. “It’s a very balanced offense…there’s a lot of opportunity to make plays because we’re confident. We weren’t that way the first game because we didn’t practice like that, but now we are.”One player who made a big play for the Buckeyes was senior wide receiver Devin Smith, who hauled in a 30-yard touchdown pass from Barrett in the third quarter.Smith said following the game that he has seen teams continue to play the ‘bear’ defense that the Buckeyes struggled with against Virginia Tech but added the Buckeyes are comfortable when given that look.“What’s good is we got out there knowing what we could do and we work extremely hard when we see those looks in practice,” Smith said. “We seize the opportunity every time it happens.”The Buckeyes are set to head into their second bye week in four weeks, something Meyer said he isn’t excited about.“I wish we were playing another one (game) next week, our whole team wishes we were playing,” Meyer said. “I’m just going to give them as many game reps as I can to show maturity.”Elliott agreed with his coach that having a bye week following two big offensive performances is not something he is happy about but added he will embrace it.“I do wish we were playing this week,” Elliott said. “But we will take another week to get it all together, keep it rolling and get better.”Following the bye week, the Buckeyes are scheduled to host Rutgers Oct. 18 at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. read more

Man dangling from electricity pylon in dramatic rescue

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “The call came from the police reporting that a man, alive but incapacitated, was trapped at a height of 20 metres above the ground in an electricity pylon,” Lancashire Fire and Rescue said in a statement.“The utility company shut off the electricity to the pylon and members of the Rope Rescue Team ascended the pylon, initially securing the casualty to prevent him falling, then administering medication provided by medical personnel at the scene.”A police spokesman said it remains unclear how the man ended up on the pylon and said he does not currently face any charges.A National Grid spokesman said: “We are aware of a person having climbed a pylon near Penwortham.“We have switched off the overhead line and the emergency services are on site dealing with the situation. Local power supplies are not affected.” pylon rescue  Fire service, police and air ambulance crews rushed to aid the man  Credit:Bob Clare / SWNS A man spotted dangling from an electricity pylon 20 metres from the ground has been rescued in Lancashire.The 36-year-old was “alive but incapacitated” and trapped on the 275 kV line in Hutton, Lancashire, when emergency services arrived at the scene yesterday evening.Fire, police and air ambulance crews were all in attendance, with the man being securely lowered to the ground and taken to the Royal Preston Hospital to be checked over as a precaution.last_img read more

Everyday hero

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Brain cancer kills more children and people under 40 than any other disease in Australia, yet there is not enough awareness about its causes and treatments. Survival rates are extremely low in contrast to the comparatively higher chances of survival for Australians diagnosed with other types of cancer. Treatment costs are very high, but hospitals and patients receive only a small fraction of federal government cancer research funding. Filli Kaoullas, 45, a former PR manager and entrepreneur, came across this shocking reality when her 47-year-old husband Andy was diagnosed.“I noticed mood swings and initially I thought his behaviour was a result of the amount of pressure he receives at work,” Mrs Kaoullas tells Neos Kosmos.“While he was making coffee he would put his hand over the kettle and wouldn’t feel the pain,” she adds.Not only did he forget important appointments and responsibilities, but over a six-month period he started to act in unusual ways that worried his wife. Mrs Kaoullas finally convinced her husband to see a doctor by threatening to leave him if he didn’t seek help.“Progressively his walking changed, too, but he was unable to realise his condition and therefore we were constantly arguing.”His X-ray came out clear, but she demanded the doctors run more tests. A CT scan revealed a 4.5cm tumour in the jugular foramen – a large aperture in the base of the skull. “It’s located behind the carotid canal and is formed in front by the petrous portion of the temporal, so we knew it wasn’t operable,” she said.“We were admitted to hospital that very afternoon as his condition was described as ‘extremely life threatening’.”Filli and Andy didn’t give up hope. They wanted to prove to their two teenage children, Mihalia and Fotis, that it’s possible to accept and overcome even the most dramatic changes in life.“He was diagnosed on 11 January 2012 and we both returned to our jobs on 19 March, determined to go on,” Filli says.After an eight-and-a-half-hour operation, Andy was rid of 50 per cent of the cancer, but in exchange, he had lost his hearing in the right ear and his swallowing nerve was paralysed, as well as some of his vocal chords. His vagus nerve and trapezius muscle were also damaged, disabling him further.Brain cancer costs more per patient than any other cancer, because it is highly debilitating and affects people in their prime. Family members cannot work if they become carers. Filli Kaoulas was about to expand her corporate event management business, but overwhelmed by the expenses and the uncertainty of their situation, she decided to go back to university and become a surgical technician. She needed this massive career change, which would help her take care of her husband and assist others going through the same situation.“We didn’t know what kind of financial and medical needs would come up as Australia is lacking in funding for treatment of brain cancer, which is extremely disturbing,” said Kaoullas.“I definitely had to go back to work but at the same time, spending money on an investment while my family was going through such a crisis didn’t make sense.”Her exemplary performance as a trainee resulted in the management of the clinic offering her a full-time permanent position at St Vincent’s. Filli will be graduating next month.Meanwhile, she entered the St Vincent’s Scrub Run for 2015 compelled to raise as much money as she could for the hospital’s Neuro Team. Her initial goal was $500 but in the end she raised ten times that amount.Filli aspires to start her own support group to inspire other families battling brain cancer and is raising funds via St Vincent’s Scrub Run Everyday Hero program, which will be running until June 25. “I keep going to prove to other people who have given up that they are not alone and that life can have an even greater meaning when one fights to overcome hardship.”* Funds can be donated directly into St Vincent’s Scrub Run Everyday Hero by clicking on Filli Kaoullas’ name (www.scrubsrun.com.au).last_img read more

Chrome OS bientôt disponible en version finale

first_imgChrome OS bientôt disponible en version finaleÉtats-Unis – Google s’était donné un an pour terminer son OS Chrome. Le géant américain a tenu promesse, puisque la version finale du système d’exploitation devrait sortir le 19 novembre.En novembre 2009, Google avait insisté sur le fait que son OS Chrome serait livré en version finale un an plus tard. La firme a confirmé cette semaine qu’elle sera dans les temps, la Release Candidate de Chrome devant être disponible le 19 novembre, voire même une semaine avant. Le site d’informations Techcrunch affirme que les développeurs peaufinent l’interface et insistent sur les économisateurs d’écran. Le système d’exploitation sera disponible sur les Netbooks mais on ne sait pas encore quels constructeurs équiperont leurs appareils de la technologie de Google.Le 13 octobre 2010 à 12:51 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Delano Williams takes Grand Turk to a grand stage at World Games

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:2015 world championship, chris brown, delano williams, lime ambassador Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Nation will stand still to watch the country’s first Olympian Delano Williams return home postponed due to weather Team Great Britain’s 4x400m relay team disqualified!! Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Aug 2015 – Delano Williams is the new brand ambassador for LIME Turks and Caicos and this has earned him support for his Delano Williams Foundation, which was last year launched and LIME has established the sprinter, a website at www.DelanoWilliamsTCI.com. The site tells us who Delano is, where the track superstar wants to go with his athletics career, highlights his DW Foundation, features a photo gallery and news page and allows visitors to contact Williams by phone or email. Just recently, Delano Williams was congratulated for making the 2015 World Championships team where he will compete for Team Great Britain. Delano is going into the competition with the third fastest time at 32:14 for the 400m, behind the Bahamas’ Chris Brown.last_img read more

Exclusive Nagarjuna reveals why it has become tougher for senior actors to

first_imgAkkineni NagarjunaTwitterNagarjuna Akkineni, ahead of the release of Manmadhudu 2, spoke to the media and is happy that after a long time, he has got to do a really good script, which is very much needed for him at this time of his career. Soon, Nagarjuna is going to turn 60 and this is something the actor doesn’t just accept at all. Because for him, age is just a number and he believes that he is very much young at heart. Manmadhudu 2 is directed by actor turned director Rahul Ravindran and it will hit the screens on August 9.In an exclusive interview, the actor talks about his upcoming plans, the need of scripts for senior heroes, working with debutant directors and a lot more.Most of the time, you work with directors who are either debutants or are just one film old. How do you identify their potential?I don’t know, it just happened (laughs). Yeah. In fact, I must say that’s what has made me a star. I have worked with many new directors. Could be Shiva or Geetanjali, things worked really well then. Sometimes, my decisions have been proved to be wrong too. So now, I am a bit more careful. But, I think I can identify their potential and this is all because of experience. Working with youngsters is definitely a good idea is what I believe. Rakul Preet Singh and Nagarjuna Manmadhudu 2TwitterThere are many young actors now, who are doing really well. So has it become tough for senior heroes to get good scripts?Yes. Very much. I can’t expect to keep doing love stories even now. Because it is the turn of my sons to do those kinds of films. So those roles will go to young actors who can do them really better. Thus it is tough for senior heroes to get roles and when we get experimental roles to do, we aren’t sure whether they will always work or not.There were days when you used to have a bunch of films to shoot. What about now? Like I already said, it is getting tougher to get roles. So I don’t have any new projects in my kitty except those which I have signed sometime back. I will begin working very soon for the sequel of Soggade Chinninayana and it is titled Bangarraju. That’s all in Telugu as of now. In case I get any more scripts and if I like, I might agree to do. Screenshots of the kiss scenes in Nagarjuna’s Manmadhudu 2.PR HandoutWill you continue doing romantic films after Manmadhudu 2?I am definitely not an idiot to do that. I don’t think even the audience can see me doing romance now, at this age. Romantic comedy films are not my cup of tea anymore. So I would be looking forward to doing something different from now on. Let’s see if I like any films which I would like to remake, then we will think and talk.Personally, what kind of films do you like to watch?I cannot watch films that are depressing or serious. A big no to those which can make me even feel like crying. In fact, when I find any of such films in suggestions or while searching for some other films, I just change the channel immediately. It is the same on Netflix or Amazon. I love to watch films that make me laugh. Even if I cry, it has to be out of joy only.last_img read more

IranIraq quake kills at least 145

first_imgMap showing the epicenter of a 7.3-magnitude quake on the Iraq-Iran border Sunday that has has left at least 135 people dead. AFPAt least 135 people were killed and hundreds more injured when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border triggering landslides that were hindering rescue efforts, officials said Monday.Footage posted on Twitter showed panicked people fleeing a building in Sulaimaniyah, northern Iraq, as windows shattered at the moment the quake struck late Sunday, while images from the nearby town of Darbandikhan showed major walls and concrete structures had collapsed.Iranian state broadcaster IRIB said 129 were dead in an updated toll posted on its website, while the official IRNA news agency said some 300 people had been injured, adding that the toll was expected to rise.Six others were reported dead on the Iraq side of the border.“We are in the process of setting up three emergency relief camps,” said Mojtaba Nikkerdar, the deputy governor of Iran’s Kermanshah province.The quake hit 30 kilometres (19 miles) southwest of Halabja in Iraqi Kurdistan at around 9.20 pm, when many people would have been at home, the US Geological Survey said.Iran’s emergency services chief Pir Hossein Koolivand said it was “difficult to send rescue teams to the villages because the roads have been cut off… there have been landslides.”The worst-hit towns in Iran were Qasr-e Shirin in Kermanshah and Azgaleh, about 40 kilometres northwest, IRNA said.It added that 30 Red Cross teams had been sent to the quake zone, parts of which had experienced power cuts.In Iraq, officials said the quake had killed six people in Sulaimaniyah province and injured around 150.In Sulaimaniyah, residents ran out onto the streets and some damage to property was reported, an AFP reporter there said.“Four people were killed by the earthquake” in Darbandikhan, the town’s mayor Nasseh Moulla Hassan told AFP.A child and an elderly person were killed in Kalar, according to the director of the hospital in the town about 70 kilometres south of Darbandikhan, and 105 people injured.Residents flee homes in TurkeyThe quake, which struck at a relatively shallow depth of 25 kilometres, was felt for about 20 seconds in Baghdad, and for longer in other provinces of Iraq, AFP journalists said.On the Iranian side of the border, the tremor shook several cities in the west of the country including Tabriz.It was also felt in southeastern Turkey, “from Malatya to Van”, an AFP correspondent said. In the town of Diyarbakir, residents were reported to have fled their homes.The quake struck along a 1,500 kilometre fault line between the Arabian and Eurasian tectonic plates, a belt extending through western Iran and into northeastern Iraq.The area sees frequent seismic activity.In 1990, a 7.4-magnitude quake near the Caspian sea in northern Iran killed 40,000 people and left 300,000 more injured and half a million homeless. Within seconds the quake reduced dozens of towns and nearly 2,000 villages to rubble.Thirteen years later, a catastrophic quake struck the ancient southeast Iranian city of Bam, famed for its mud brick buildings, killing at least 31,000 people and flattening swathes of the city.Since then, Iran has experienced at least two major quake disasters, one in 2005 that killed more than 600 and another in 2012 that left some 300 dead.More recently, a 5.7-magnitude earthquake near Iran’s border with Turkmenistan in May killed two people, injured hundreds and caused widespread damage.last_img read more

New International Report Provides Comprehensive Guide to Imaging in Chagas Heart Disease

first_imgVideo Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. January 3, 2018 — Chagas disease (ChD), an infectious parasitic disease transmitted primarily by triatomine insects, has become a significant public health problem in recent decades. While many ChD patients suffer only minor symptoms, 20-30 percent develop chronic heart disease (ChHD); the variety of possible abnormalities caused by ChHD requires understanding of how different cardiac imaging modalities can assist in diagnosis and treatment decisions. A new document, Recommendations for Multimodality Cardiac Imaging in Patients with Chagas Disease: A Report from the American Society of Echocardiography in Collaboration With the InterAmerican Association of Echocardiography (ECOSIAC) and the Cardiovascular Imaging Department of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology (DIC-SBC), aims to provide the first comprehensive guidance for how best to use the multiple cardiac diagnostic tools to assess and monitor the growing number of patients with these Chagas-induced heart problems.The document, a collaborative project between ASE, ECOSIAC and DIC-SBC, will appear in the January 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE). The writing group for this paper was led by Harry Acquatella, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FASE, MACP of Centro Medico de Caracas in Caracas, Venezuela (chair), one of the world’s foremost experts on Chagas heart disease, and Federico Asch, M.D., FASE of MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC (co-chair).Asch commented, “While historically it has been rare in the U.S., migration has changed the epidemiology of Chagas Heart Disease. However, there is still a lack of awareness in our medical community on how Chagas disease should be screened for and diagnosed, and how imaging could impact the outcome of these patients. This document brings together experts from Latin America, led by Dr. Acquatella, with U.S.-based clinicians to raise awareness of this not-so-rare-anymore cardiac disease and provide guidance on how different cardiac imaging modalities can impact the outcome of patients at risk or infected.”The key recommendation of the paper is that patients living in, or migrated from areas at risk, who present with conduction abnormalities on an EKG, heart failure, abnormal left ventricular function or aneurysms, should be tested for Chagas disease and undergo special cardiac imaging procedures such as echocardiography or cardiac magnetic resonance to detect cardiac involvement. The document outlines in detail the features of electrocardiography and each cardiac imaging modality in relation to ChD, incorporating key technical aspects and recommendations for how and when to use each diagnostic tool during assessment of ChHD. It includes multiple figures and video clips to illustrate various concepts and types of pathology.In conjunction with the publication of the guideline document, Asch will conduct a live webinar, including a question and answer section, on Feb. 8, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar is available for free to all ASE members and open to all other clinicians for just $25; registration for the webinar is open now on ASEUniversity.org. This webinar, and all ASE-hosted guideline webinars, are available online to facilitate education for those who cannot attend the live webcast.The full guideline document is available on the Journal of American Society of Echocardiography (JASE) website (OnlineJASE.com). This document and all ASE Guideline documents are also available to the medical community at ASEcho.org/Guidelines.For more information: www.asecho.org Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 03, 2018 New International Report Provides Comprehensive Guide to Imaging in Chagas Heart Disease Changing epidemiology of once-rare disease pushing providers to better understand how to diagnose and treat patients Related Content Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. 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British bankers Hong Kong murder case gets closer to trial

first_img Comments   Share   HONG KONG (AP) — The case of a British banker accused of the grisly murders of two Indonesian women has moved closer to trial in Hong Kong after it was sent to the High Court on Friday.Rurik Jutting did not enter a plea and declined a preliminary inquiry in a pre-trial hearing Friday before a lower court magistrate.Jutting was charged after police found the bodies of the two women, both in their 20s, in his apartment near the heart of Hong Kong’s Wan Chai red-light district last year. One of bodies was stuffed in a suitcase left on the balcony. When asked if he wanted to indicate how he would plead, Jutting said, “No plea at this time.”In response, the magistrate said, “I take it as not guilty.”Jutting, who wore the same black “New York” T-shirt he has worn in previous court appearances, faces life in prison if convicted. The case’s next hearing would likely be in four to six weeks in the High Court, his lawyer said.The case shocked the former British colony, which has a reputation for being safe, and highlighted the expatriate community’s extremes of inequality.Jutting, a Cambridge graduate, had worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. One of the dead women, Sumarti Ningsih, had come been working as a maid but stayed on in Hong Kong after her visa lapsed. The other victim, Seneng Mujiasih, was on a tourist visa.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Top Stories Sponsored Stories center_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairylast_img read more

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Jamil said at the post-match conference. and Hoeven said they are hopeful an agreement for an extension could be reached by the deadline adding their offices would remain open if a shutdown happened"I think they are much closer than they let on" Cramer said calling the situation a "game of cat and mouse"Sen Heidi Heitkamp hadn’t decided as of Thursday whether she would vote for a continuance or whether her offices would remain open during a shutdown her office said in an email But she said in a statement she was frustrated with the situation"Again Congress is waiting until the last minute to fund the government and now some are trying to push through another short-term spending deal for another month" she said adding she wants a long-term solution "Families and businesses across North Dakota plan and budget for the year ahead and beyond and Congress should be able to do the same"By the numbersAs of June about 9563 of the 422653 people employed in North Dakota worked for the federal government or about 226 percent according to Job Service North Dakota Minnesota’s percentage was lower—about 1 percent of the nearly 187 million people who work there are employed by federal entities according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic DevelopmentOne of the largest employers of federal workers in Grand Forks County is Grand Forks Air Force Base It is host to about 400 civilian employees and roughly 1600 active-duty military personnel Military personnel do not count toward the county’s federal employment numbers the Job Service said About 210 civilian employees would be furloughed in the event of a government shutdown the base said in an emailThe US Postal Service relies on the sale of postage and other products and services but does not receive tax dollars to operate according to the USPS website"Postal Service operations will not be interrupted in the event of a government shutdown and all Post Offices will remain open for business as usual" USPS spokeswoman Darla Swanson saidUnknownsThe Trump administration will have to determine which employees are essential Cramer said Lawmakers are trying to appeal to President Donald Trump to make as many services as possible available though he wasn’t sure which ones would be"It’s really gets down to not as many people as you might think" Cramer said "I think a case can be made for a lot of those services"The situation is reminiscent to the 2013 shutdown For the first 17 days of October about 850000 federal employees were sent home equalling a loss of 66 million work days according to the Office of Management and Budget Federal services for permitting obtaining loans and processing import and export taxes were halted Payments to military personnel and veterans were delayedProbably the most visible impact was the closure of national parks and monuments"We’re not going to speculate on any possible change in government operations" National Park Service spokesman Jeffrey Olson said "National parks are open and continue to welcome visitors"Forum News Service reporter John Hageman contributed to this articleThe Supreme Court has ruled that a former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Olisa Metuh should face trial for alleged fraud The PDP former spokesperson is standing trial for allegedly diverting N400 million from the former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki Okon Abang the trial judge had in March 2016 ruled that Metuh and his company Destra Investment had a case to answer in the seven-count charge of fraud brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission The ruling was sustained by the Court of Appeal in May 2016 resulting in a Supreme Court appeal In his ruling on Friday Justice Abang gave the same reasons given by the Court of Appeal for refusing Mr Metuh’s request The Appeal Court had said that Metuh’s motion was regarded as incompetent for failing to comply with constitutional provisions for the filing of such appeal The Appellant court further explained that Metuh was wrong to have brought the appeal without first seeking the leave of the lower court or that of the Appeal Court itself It then ruled that it lacked jurisdiction to entertain the matter given the defective manner with which the suit was filed The Apex court in a similar ruling on Friday by its five-member panel led by Dattijo Mohammed pointed out that the court could not entertain a suit with a fundamental defect emanating from the nature of filing at the lower court The unanimous judgement was read by Justice Ejembi Eko The apex court said its decision was based on section 233 (2) of the 1999 Constitution “Where the Court of Appeal lacks the necessary jurisdiction in the first place to hear and determine the appeal before it such as in the instant case no decision of the court against the competent appeal lies to this court “It is for that reason I strike out the incompetent appeal and affirm the judgment of the lower court below” Mr Eko 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