BC zoo quarantines bunnies to protect them from deadly virus

first_imgVANCOUVER – A disease that’s killed hundreds of feral rabbits in British Columbia has prompted a Metro Vancouver zoo to take precautions to protect its bunnies and those of the public.Menita Prasad, animal care manager of the Greater Vancouver Zoo, said four of the animals have been placed under prolonged quarantine to guard against the spread of rabbit hemorrhagic disease.The virus that affects European rabbits has been detected in the Vancouver Island communities of Nanaimo and Comox as well as in Delta, B.C.It includes fever and convulsions and kills a rabbit within 36 hours.Prasad said the rabbits were quarantined on March 14 and three of them were available for viewing only during the Easter weekend.She said the Canadian Food Inspection Agency recommends the animals be kept in isolation for 60 days but the zoo’s rabbits will remain quarantined until a veterinarian clears them for interaction with the public to guard against the fast-spreading virus.“Even just from petting, from saliva, from feces, from contact with any contaminated material, it could potentially be transmissible to any other rabbit species,” Prasad said. “Not only do we want to safeguard our own animal collection we don’t know how many of our visitors have pet rabbits at home and we definitely do not want to risk anything happening to their pet species.”Ten other rabbits that were acquired by the zoo in early March have been under quarantine since then as part of the zoo’s standard 30-day isolation period, Prasad said.“We’re hoping that we would be able to have them for our family farmyard area through the summer but it really just depends on what the CFIA recommendations are on the disease.”Rabbit hemorrhagic disease was reported on Vancouver Island earlier this year and B.C.’s chief wildlife veterinarian said it was the first instance of the virus in the province and only its third confirmed appearance in Canada.The B.C. government said a vaccine is not yet available in Canada but the illness is not known to affect native North American rabbits, cats, dogs, horses, other pets or humans.Dr. Bruce Burton, a veterinarian on contract with the zoo, said a vaccine would have to be imported and it’s not known if it would be effective.“This is a disease we have no familiarity with, it just showed up,” Burton said. “The virus appears to be fairly resilient and it’s known to be present in Australia, Africa, China, Cuba and Europe.”It’s possible people travelling from those countries with rabbit fur or even something on their shoes could have brought the virus to British Columbia, though birds may have also carried it over, he said.“In this particular case there’s a clear and present danger to make sure that none of those rabbits did get exposed to the public and the public exposed to them,” he said of the quarantined bunnies.— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version misspelled hemorrhagic.last_img read more

WWE Launches Global Fundraiser To Benefit Boys And Girls Clubs Of America

first_imgWWE has announced the launch of this year’s Superstars for Hope, a global online fundraising campaign with Prizeo, that will give one lucky winner the Ultimate WrestleMania 34 Experience in New Orleans with proceeds benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of America.Fans can now visit www.Prizeo.com/WWE and have the opportunity to donate as little as $10 for a chance to win the Ultimate WrestleMania 34 Experience. Those who support the campaign will also have the opportunity to win additional rewards, based on their donation amount.“For the second year in a row, WWE’s ‘Superstars for Hope’ campaign will support Boys & Girls Clubs of America to further enhance their efforts to enable young people to reach their full potential,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “WWE is committed to using the power of our brand to give back and leave a lasting impact on local communities.”“Boys & Girls Clubs of America is honored to receive support from WWE’s Superstars for Hope campaign,” said Frank Sanchez, National Vice President, Business & Community Affairs. “WWE and Boys & Girls Clubs of America have formed a tremendous partnership where together we provide Club kids all across the U.S. with the tools and skills to eradicate bullying in their communities. We are thankful to have a partner like WWE that cares so deeply about America’s youth.”The Ultimate WrestleMania 34 Experience includes: • 2 Ringside Tickets to WrestleMania 34 including: • – Meet and greet with WWE Superstars • – Exclusive sneak peek of the WrestleMania set before doors open • – Picture on the ramp before WrestleMania • – Backstage tour of Mercedes-Benz Superdome and get interviewed on the WrestleMania set • – Design your own WrestleMania ring gear and have a photo shoot • 2 VIP Tickets to the WWE Hall of Fame 2018 • – Walk the red carpet during the Hall of Fame Pre-Show • – Sit in talent section during the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony • 2 VIP Tickets to WrestleMania 34 Axxess, WWE’s ultimate fan event • 2 Ringside Tickets to NXT TakeOver: New Orleans • – Backstage meet and greet with NXT Superstars • 2 Invitations to WrestleMania Week private events • WWE Championship Title autographed by WWE Superstars • Roundtrip airfare for two people plus hotel accommodations for three nights in New OrleansFans can click here now through Friday, April 21, to donate for their chance to win.last_img read more

Goal of universal primary education under threat from lack of funds says

The internationally agreed goal of universal primary education for every child by 2015 is at risk unless donors scale up aid for basic education, according to a new report published today by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).The report – prepared by the team that monitors progress towards the goal of “education for all,” the pledge made by world leaders in Dakar, the Senegalese capital, in 1999 – found that while aid to basic education increased in 2006 to $5 billion, up from $3.7 billion in 2005, it remained below its 2004 level of $5.3 billion. In addition, bilateral aid to basic education increased from $2.7 billion in 2005 to $3.9 billion in 2006, while commitments from multilateral agencies remained constant at $1.1 billion. The data also showed that total official development assistance (ODA) decreased by 8.4 per cent last year, which probably means a corresponding reduction in aid to basic education. UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said that the fact that aid to basic education increased in 2006 over the previous year was encouraging. However, the “general slowdown” in how much donors are committing to education was still a concern.“This could carry serious consequences for educational progress in low-income countries,” said Mr. Matsuura. “These countries need enough aid and predictable aid to support the rapid expansion of their education systems.” The overall increase in 2006, according to the report, was mainly due to increased contributions from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, whose combined aid to basic education rose by $1.3 billion. Noting that some $11 billion a year is needed to achieve education for all in low-income countries, the report urged donors to step up their efforts, in particular by allocating at least 10 per cent of their sector aid to basic education. 18 April 2008The internationally agreed goal of universal primary education for every child by 2015 is at risk unless donors scale up aid for basic education, according to a new report published today by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). read more

Air Canada pilots elect new union leaders months after losing highstakes arbitration

[np_storybar title=”Air Canada gets CAW backing on pension request” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2012/10/25/air-canada-gets-caw-backing-on-pension-request/”%5DThe Canadian Auto Workers union said on Thursday it would back Air Canada’s request to the Canadian government for further relief on funding its deep pension deficit, becoming the final union at the airline to give its blessing to the proposal.Read the full story. [/np_storybar]Air Canada’s pilots have selected new leaders to oversee the 3,000 member union, a few months after losing an arbitration ruling that imposed a new collective agreement with the country’s largest airline.Craig Blandford was elected president of the Air Canada Pilots Association and will replace Paul Strachan, whose two-year term ends Dec. 31.Geoff Wall was elected to complete the term of Jean-Marc Belanger as chairman of the association’s master executive council through 2013.Strachan and Belanger didn’t seek re-election, choosing instead to resume their flying careers.Chris Cox replaces Jon Webster as secretary-treasurer. His term ends in December 2014.Blandford joined Air Canada in 1998 following 20 years of service in the Royal Canadian Air Force. The Newfoundland and Labrador native lives in Winnipeg.Wall also joined the airline in 1998 after flying military Sea King helicopters.A federal arbitrator chose Air Canada’s final offer in July over the one submitted by the pilots union, ending 19 months of negotiations between the two sides.The airline says the five-year collective agreement, effective until April 2016, gives it the flexibility it needs to compete. Among the key features are provisions that have allowed Air Canada to launch a low-cost carrier next year that will ramp up over time to 50 airplanes to service the leisure market.The association is the largest professional pilot group in Canada, representing the 3,000 pilots who operate Air Canada’s mainline fleet. read more

CanniMed seeks regulatory action against Auroras hostile takeover bid

TORONTO — CanniMed Therapeutics is seeking regulatory action in both Saskatchewan and Ontario, the company’s latest push back against a hostile takeover attempt by Aurora Cannabis.The Saskatoon-based medical marijuana producer said Monday it has applied to securities regulators in both provinces for several orders, including that Aurora’s hostile offer be considered an “insider bid,” and be treated as such.Among other things, CanniMed is asking regulators to cease Aurora’s takeover bid until 105 days after a circular that meets the regulatory requirements of an insider bid.CanniMed announces medical cannabis supply agreement with PharmaChoiceAurora calls CanniMed poison pill ‘oppressive,’ says it will seek to strike it downThe announcement was made shortly before the Ontario Securities Commission’s scheduled hearing on a related matter brought to it by Aurora, which asked the OSC to block CanniMed’s takeover defence, or shareholders rights plan.Last month, Aurora launched an all-stock hostile takeover bid for CanniMed, with one of its conditions being that CanniMed abandon its own proposed acquisition of Newstrike Resources Ltd.CanniMed has argued that Aurora’s offer does not make sense for shareholders, but its own bid to acquire the Tragically Hip-backed marijuana company does.The Saskatoon-based marijuana company asked Monday for regulators require Aurora to retract and correct what it says are “several materially false and misleading statements” in connection with its hostile bid. read more

Annan urges Group of 77 developing nations to build consensus

“If you create a realistic platform for negotiations, tangible results can be obtained,” Mr. Annan said, referring in part to the upcoming International Conference on Financing for Development, which he called “just the kind of conference the Group of 77 has sough for a long time.””I encourage you to reach out, settle on achievable goals, and build consensus around them. This moment must not be squandered,” the Secretary-General told a transfer ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York, which was attended by President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi of Iran. With the global economy deteriorating, the Secretary-General noted that the developing countries were “being hit the hardest” while anti-poverty goals were becoming more difficult to attain. It was “all the more important,” he stressed, to seize the opportunities offered by the conferences to be held in the year ahead.Highlighting a number of milestone events of last year, including the launch of a new round of talks by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the adoption of a New Partnership for African Development, Mr. Annan praised the Iranian team for its “great skill and determination as well as a strong commitment to international cooperation” in chairing the Group. He also wished the incoming chair, Venezuela, success in guiding the G-77 through “another challenging period.” Speaking at a press conference following the ceremony, President Chavez said his country was beginning the year with “a great deal of faith, strength and optimism” in assuming responsibility for chairing the Group of 77. read more

UN Palestinian Rights Committee hails recent successful elections

In a statement released in New York late Tuesday, the Bureau of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People said the polls “were conducted in a free, fair and peaceful manner” and offered its “high praise” to the Central Elections Commission and all of the Palestinian people.“The Bureau of the Committee expresses its sincere hope that the mandate the newly elected Legislative Council has received from the Palestinian people will lead to positive developments in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and to new steps aimed at ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” the statement said.Officials of the Committee welcomed the statement by President Abbas given after the elections that the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority would honour and respect all obligations and commitments previously entered into, including the commitment to the Road Map, an outline peace plan.“By the successful holding of the elections, the Palestinian side has taken another crucial step required by the Road Map aimed at the emergence of an independent, democratic, viable and contiguous Palestinian State living side by side in peace and security with Israel and its other neighbours,” the statement said. “The opportunity brought about by the democratic elections must be built on and seized by the parties to try to revitalize peace negotiations based on the principles of international law and the relevant United Nations resolutions.”The Bureau called on Israel to immediately “stop all settlement activity and the illegal construction of the wall in the occupied West Bank and in and around East Jerusalem” and said both parties “must reinforce their commitment to cease all acts of violence.” read more

China reports profits at biggest stateowned companies fell last year as downturn

BEIJING, China – Total profits for China’s biggest state-owned companies fell 6.9 per cent in the first 11 months of 2012 as an economic slowdown deepened, the government reported Thursday.The squeeze even for the biggest, politically favoured Chinese companies highlighted the severity of the country’s worst economic downturn since the 2008 global crisis.Economic activity rebounded late in the year but analysts say a recovery is still shaky and will be gradual and weak. Growth fell to 7.4 per cent in the three months ending in September and is believed to have strengthened in the final quarter.The Cabinet agency that oversees China’s 116 biggest state-owned companies said they had total profit of 1.7 trillion yuan ($270 billion) in the year through November. Those companies include PetroChina Ltd., Bank of China Ltd., China Mobile Ltd. and other major corporate names.That was an improvement over the 16.4 per cent decline in profit reported for the same companies in the first half of the year.Despite weaker profits, total assets at the major state companies increased 15.1 per cent to 69 trillion yuan ($10.9 trillion), according to the State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.The wealth of major state companies has fueled public frustration. The companies receive low-cost bank loans, energy and other resources and many are monopolies or quasi-monopolies.Communist leaders say China needs to build up such companies as economic champions but consumers complain about high prices and poor service.China’s expansion is still far more robust than Western economies or Japan but its companies have come to depend on unusually high growth to stay profitable.State companies are far healthier financially than retailers, builders and other private sector companies. They say revenues fell by as much as half last year. by The Associated Press Posted Jan 10, 2013 6:48 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email China reports profits at biggest state-owned companies fell last year as downturn deepened read more

Denver Nuggets Put Kenneth Faried On The Trading Market

Kenneth Faried, of the Denver Nuggets, holds the MVP trophy after the Rising Stars Challenge basketball game at NBA All-Star Weekend, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)The Denver Nuggets have put out targeted trade feelers on Kenneth Faried to gauge his value, according to multiple sources around the NBA.According to Grantland, the Nuggets have put Kenneth Faried on the trade market, gauging his value and demanding a very good return. Faried averaged 11 points, 9.2 rebounds and won the MVP award of the Rookie-Sophomore Game at All-Star Weekend last season. Faried is entering the third season of his four-year rookie deal, and given his per-game numbers, he figures to get paid on his next contract.Faried is a highly valued player, he has well-above average athleticism, and a motor that seemingly never stops.  There will definitely be offers, but the asking price would undoubtedly be extremely steep.Though the Nuggets organization denies putting Faried on the market, sources around the league say that the Nuggets are just trying to get a feel of what they can get for him.It’s highly unlikely that Faried will be traded, but it does make sense for Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw to see what he can get for his big man. read more

Ohio State mens golf team finishes 11th at Jack Nicklaus Invitational

The Ohio State men’s golf coach said his team just couldn’t recover. The Buckeyes finished 11th among 11 teams with an overall score of 629 at the two-day Jack Nicklaus Invitational on Tuesday in Dublin, Ohio. Coach Donnie Darr was not pleased with OSU’s play, and attributed the team’s performance to losing its drive. “The biggest thing was we really struggled with our ball striking and we hit the ball in position where it was hard to get it up and down,” Darr said. “Once it started to go bad on us the momentum went away from us and we never recovered.” From the get-go, the team faced minor delays due to frost on Monday and Tuesday morning and the tournament was reduced to 36 of the original 54 holes. Freshman Tee-K Kelly led the Buckeyes tied for 23rd place with a score of 74 for the first round and 81 for the second round. Sophomores Boo Timko and Grant Weaver tied senior Matt Turner for 35th place. Timko scored a pair for 79’s for the first and final round, while Weaver scored 77 the first round and 81 the final round. Turner scored 78 the first round and 80 the final round. Following the trio tied for 35th place, freshman Max Rosenthal tied for 50th place with scores of 82 and 81 in the first and final rounds of the tournament, respectively. Behind Rosenthal, sophomore Logan Jones placed 59th with a score of 88 the first round and 85 the final round, while freshman Sean Busch followed Jones, finishing 60th with a score 86 the first round and 89 the final round. Darr said even though the team did not place its best Tuesday, he is still happy with the team’s play this season. “I think we had a really good fall leading up to this event, our first three tournaments we played very well and very consistent and we were growing as a team,” Darr said. “We just had a bad week this tournament, just a small set back, you are going to have good days and bad days.” The Buckeyes will compete in the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 29-30, for the team’s last tournament of its 2012 fall season. read more

Albouystown man to spend 3 years behind bars for marijuana stash

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related A 28-year-old fisherman who was on Tuesday busted by Police under a bed hugging two bags of marijuana, will now spend three years behind bars after admitting to possession of the illicit substance.Jailed: Shaheed AliAppearing before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, Shaheed Ali admitted that on April 25 at Albouys Street, Albouystown, Georgetown he had in his possession 2.025 kilograms of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.Prosecutor Arvin Moore informed the court that on the day in question, Police acting on information swooped down upon the premises called “Gym Yard” where a search was conducted. Prosecutor Moore related that the man was found hiding under a bed gripping the bags. Ali was then ordered to come out of hiding by a rank, who reportedly seized the said bags and opened it in his presence; revealing a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.The defendant was told of the offence, cautioned, arrested and escorted to the Brickdam Police Station where he was charged with the offence.In court on Thursday, Ali said that he uses the prohibited herb for medicinal purposes when questioned by the Chief Magistrate.He was then ordered to pay a fine of $3,037,500 (triple the street value of the drug) and ushered out of the courtroom. read more

At least 25 killed after gunmen set fire to club in Mexico

first_img https://jrnl.ie/4785955 Aug 28th 2019, 3:32 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By AFP AT LEAST 25 people were killed and 11 badly wounded when gunmen burst into a strip club in eastern Mexico, doused it with gasoline and ignited a massive fire.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador condemned last night’s “shameful” attack in the city of Coatzacoalcos, and said federal authorities would investigate evidence that it may have stemmed from collusion between the state prosecutor’s office and organised crime.The attack is the latest to hit the state of Veracruz, a flashpoint in bloody turf wars between Mexico’s rival drug cartels and a hotbed of political corruption.Survivors said gunmen descended on the bar, the Caballo Blanco (White Horse), blocked the entrances and set the club alight. But because of the loud reggaeton music pounding inside, many people did not even notice the attack until the entire bar was in flames, they said.“They arrived in several vehicles, with rifles and pistols. They threatened the security guards at the door and took control of the main entrance,” one survivor told an AFP reporter.Veracruz Governor Cuitlahuac Garcia tweeted that authorities had identified one of the attackers as Ricardo “N” — Mexican law bars the release of suspects’ full names — adding that he was a repeat offender known as “La Loca” (“The Crazy One”).The suspect was previously arrested last month, but was released by prosecutors within 48 hours, Garcia said, vowing that “this vile crime… will not go unpunished”.President Lopez Obrador said federal authorities would investigate why the suspect had been released, and whether there was a conspiracy between the state prosecutor’s office and organised crime.“There’s a problem there that needs to be investigated regarding the actions of the Veracruz prosecutor’s office,” he told a press conference. Wednesday 28 Aug 2019, 3:32 PM 9 Comments 9,218 Views center_img There are two things going on here: one is this shameful act by organised crime, the most inhuman thing possible; the other, which is also reprehensible, is a possible conspiracy with the authorities.“We have to categorically separate organised crime from the government,” added Lopez Obrador, a leftist elected last year on an anti-corruption platform.Attackers blocked emergency exits Veracruz is one of the most violent states in the country. Its location on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico makes it a popular route for drug cartels and for human traffickers bringing undocumented migrants to the United States.Bloody battles between warring cartels and gangs frequently erupt in the state. Coatzacoalcos has been among the cities hardest hit by the violence.The White Horse was one of the last nightclubs in the once-booming port city of 235,000 people, which has fallen on hard times along with Mexico’s oil industry, of which it was a hub.Survivors said the bar was bustling when the gunmen burst in. The attackers blocked the emergency exits, and many of the victims died of smoke inhalation, authorities said.The interior of the bar was wrecked and charred, with chairs overturned and debris littering the floor. Outside, anguished relatives cried and embraced as they waited for news, while soldiers, police and paramedics worked the scene.“I just want to know if he’s OK,” said a mother looking for her son, who was a cleaner at the bar, after searching for him in vain at local hospitals.“Have you seen my daughter? She was a dancer,” said another.Hit squads, corruptionMexico has been hit by a wave of violence since declaring war on drugs and deploying the army to fight its powerful cartels in 2006.Since then, more than 250,000 people have been murdered, including a record 33,753 last year.The situation in Veracruz has been particularly grim. Jailed ex-governor Javier Duarte (2010-2016) is accused of presiding over a rash of corruption and human-rights abuses.Two former state police chiefs and a string of ex-officials have been charged with running hit squads that abducted and presumably killed unwanted individuals during Duarte’s administration.- © AFP 2019 Image: Shutterstock/alexfan32 Image: Shutterstock/alexfan32 Share34 Tweet Email Short URL At least 25 killed after gunmen set fire to club in Mexico The attack is the latest to hit the state of Veracruz, a flashpoint in bloody turf wars between Mexico’s rival drug cartels.last_img read more

Press Release WWE announces the first ever Womens Royal Rumble match

first_img 4 COMMENTS Twitter Google+ WhatsApp December 19, 2017 at 4:57 pm Triple H Xavier Woods Videos Articles WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Videos Articles Marvin Washington Is smackdown involved as well? Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Stephanie McMahon Pitches New Career Option For Serena Williams Now Playing Up Next The Miz Heres What To Expect (Spoilers) From WWEs Christmas Eve Episode of Raw Now Playing Up Next Aaron David Harwood Anonymouscenter_img Now Playing Up Next WWE issued a press release late Monday night about the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble match taking place on January 28 in Boston, Massachusetts.We reported on the announcement last night, which took place during the final segment of Monday Night RAW featuring Stephanie McMahon and the women’s division.You can check out the full press release below.FIRST-EVER WOMEN’S ROYAL RUMBLE® MATCH SET FOR JANUARY 28STAMFORD, Conn., December 18, 2017 – For the first time in history, WWE’s female Superstars will perform in a Royal Rumble match on Sunday, January 28, where Superstars will go head-to-head with the winner receiving a championship opportunity at WrestleMania® 34 this April. This milestone was announced tonight by WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon during Monday Night Raw® live on USA Network.The women’s Royal Rumble marks another milestone in WWE’s women’s evolution, which has placed a spotlight on its female performers, involving them in more prominent storylines, with deeper character development and longer matches.“The first-ever women’s Royal Rumble match will mark a significant moment in the evolution of WWE,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “WWE’s female performers are role models, inspiring and empowering women and girls to be confident and strong. They deserve their own match at Royal Rumble.”At WrestleMania 32, WWE unveiled a new Women’s Championship title belt and re-branded the Divas Division to become the Women’s Division. Since then, WWE has placed a greater emphasis on its female performers, including recruiting female talent from around the world, as well as the recent signings of the first female recruits from the Middle East and India.This year, WWE created the first-ever women’s tournament, Mae Young Classic, which included 32 of the top female competitors from 16 countries, underscoring the breadth and international diversity of women in sports entertainment. In addition, earlier this month, WWE Superstars Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss took part in the first-ever women’s match in the Middle East, and this summer in partnership with Mattel, WWE unveiled the first-ever Fashion Doll line featuring its female Superstars.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list December 19, 2017 at 4:17 pm December 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Here’s hoping Mercedes Martinez, Mia Kim, and a few more of the Mae Young classic girls come up. Especially that real thick girl. I assume Shayna Basler and Nikki Cross will be thrown in the mix. Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte I am sure they will be in it. goddessroleplay December 19, 2017 at 3:37 pm I’m guessing NXT will have to be too to get to 30 women Videos Articles Facebook Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next Pinterestlast_img read more

British patient being treated for Ebola

first_imgLONDON — A health care worker who has just returned from Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and is being treated in a Glasgow hospital, Scottish authorities said Monday. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called it the first case of Ebola ever diagnosed inside the United Kingdom.The patient flew to Glasgow via Casablanca and London’s Heathrow Airport, arriving late Sunday, the Scottish government said. The health care worker was admitted to a hospital on Monday morning.Sturgeon said the risk to the public is “extremely low” and that pre-planned steps would be taken to protect the public.“We have been preparing for this and have robust procedures in place,” she said, adding that the patient would soon be transferred to an isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London.She said the patient, who is not being identified, had traveled on an internal British Airways flight from London to Glasgow on Sunday night and that passengers on that flight will be contacted.But she said the patient was not yet showing symptoms at the time and that people in that stage are much less contagious than they are after they exhibit symptoms, which include a high fever, diarrhea and vomiting.last_img read more

Tail of AirAsia plane spotted

first_imgPANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle spotted the tail of the missing AirAsia plane in the Java Sea on Wednesday, the first confirmed sighting of any major wreckage 11 days after Flight 8501 disappeared with 162 people on board, an official said.Following days of strong currents and murky water that hindered the operation, searchers managed to get a photograph of the debris, National Search and Rescue chief Henry Bambang Soelistyo told reporters. The find is particularly important because the all-important cockpit voice and flight data recorders, or black boxes, are located in the aircraft’s tail. Small pieces of the plane, such as seats, have previously been spotted.Soelistyo said the top priority remains recovering more bodies along with the black boxes. So far, 40 corpses have been found, including an additional one announced Wednesday, but time is running out. At two weeks, most corpses will sink, said Anton Castilani, head of the country’s disaster identification victim unit, and there are already signs of serious decomposition.last_img read more

Shun ragging medicos told by Judge Y Veerraju

first_imgTirupati: The third Additional District Judge and Mandal Legal Service Authority Chairman Y Veerraju has called upon the medicos to drive away ragging evil. If anyone involved in ragging, then they have to face severe repercussions and those subjected to ragging by seniors and their parents have to face serious mental agony. He addressed the medicos of SV Medical College, Tirupati at a programme on ragging awareness on Saturday. Expressing happiness to know that there was no ragging in SV Medical College (SVMC) he said that despite several efforts ragging was taking place in various educational institutions which should be stopped by all students. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us There should be friendly attitude between seniors and juniors in which there was no place for ragging. There was no benefit with ragging, instead by involving in that one has to face legal problems and their future will be at risk. Those who encourage ragging also has to face legal action. In view of all these, one should be away from ragging, he advised. The programme was attended by Principal Dr G Ravi Prabhu, Ruia Hospital Superintendent Dr B Sidda Naik, Vice Principal Dr Vasundhara, Dr S Ram Mohan, Dr Janardhan Raju and others.last_img read more

PaturiaDaulatdia ferry services halt for bad weather

first_imgLaunch and ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia route in the Padma river have been suspended due to bad weather, according to UNB.The authorities of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) suspended the services on the route around 10:45am on Monday, said Mahiuddin Russel, manager of BIWTC Aricha ghat.last_img

SelfDriving Cars May Soon Be Tested On San Antonio Streets

first_img Share WIKICOMMONS | HTTP://BIT.LY/2T5STHRAutonomous Waymo Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan undergoing testing in Los Altos, California.San Antonio has been approached by two self-driving car companies about testing on its city streets. According to city staff, Waymo and the Silicon-Valley startup Drive.AI are the first to get in touch, both in the last month.Waymo is one of the highest profile companies in the autonomous car arena and is owned by Google. Staff members contacted the city last month about expanding their testing here.“They kind of have a detailed process with their own [Request for Proposal],” said Art Reinhardt with the city’s Transportation & Capital Improvement Department.The city would need to apply to have Waymo cars tested on its streets, he said. This month, it was reported Waymo had driven 5 million miles across 25 cities in its self-driving cars.According to Office of Innovation Director Jose De La Cruz, the deadline to apply with Waymo is mid-April.Texas was named an autonomous vehicle proving ground by the U.S. Department of Transportation in December of 2016. San Antonio, along with eight other cities, three research institutions and 32 transportation agencies applied jointly for the designation.Fredericksburg Road, from the medical center to downtown, was put forward as an ideal testing route by the city because it was a busy thoroughfare that included cars, cyclists and pedestrians.CREDIT ALAMO AREA MPOFredericksburg Road was highlighted as a testing area for autonomous cars.During Tuesday’s innovation and technology committee meeting, District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez said he would have to be convinced testing companies were safe and he could explain it to constituents before granting approval. Much of the proposed Fredericksburg Road route falls in councilman’s district.“What I said was that over my dead body would we see autonomous vehicles traversing roads in District 8 unless I have had an opportunity to put my hands on those vehicles and really understand this technology better,” he said.Pelaez said the fact that companies are looking for the city’s blessing adds a sense of urgency for City Council and staff to educate themselves and prepare residents to see the cars on local roadways.“I anticipate that you’ll be seeing autonomous vehicles on city streets in 2018,” he said.City Council will consider applying to Waymo’s testing program while exploring projects with other autonomous car companies in the next two months.last_img read more

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first_img 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 Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Related Content The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  News | March 07, 2013 Idaho Introduces Licensure Bill for Radiologic Technologists Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay March 7, 2013 — Senate Bill 1115, which would require individuals in Idaho to secure a license before performing medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures, is currently awaiting a hearing in the Idaho Senate Committee on Health and Welfare.Idaho does not have any licensing standards for radiologic technologists. Individuals can perform procedures without taking a single course in medical radiation safety, patient positioning or basic radiologic science physics.S. 1115 requires the personnel who operate radiologic equipment to complete a series of stringent educational requirements and pass a certification examination.According to Mike Gurr, R.T.(R), chairman of the Idaho Society of Radiologic Technologists, licensing standards will ensure that radiologic technologists are prepared to provide patients with safe, quality care: “The Idaho Society of Radiologic Technologists is committed to making sure that patients receive the lowest dose of radiation possible during exams. The educational and training standards outlined in S. 1115 are a big step toward fulfilling our promise to provide patents with the best care possible.”If enacted, the state will create the Board of Radiologic Imaging and Radiation Therapy Examiners. The nine-person board will oversee the licensing requirements for all personnel who perform medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures. In addition, the board will be responsible for administering disciplinary measures and penalties.Licensing standards will apply to the following radiologic technology practice areas:RadiographyRadiation therapyNuclear medicineLimited radiography and limited fluoroscopyMagnetic resonance imagingDiagnostic computed tomographyBone densitometrySonographyRadiologist assistant FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Travellers face chaos as drones shut Londons Gatwick airport

first_imgTags: Drones, Gatwick Share By: The Associated Press Thursday, December 20, 2018 Travellers face chaos as drones shut London’s Gatwick airport LONDON – Tens of thousands of passengers were delayed, diverted or stuck on planes Thursday as the only runway at Britain’s Gatwick Airport remained closed into a second day after drones were spotted over the airfield.The airport south of London – Britain’s second-busiest by passenger numbers – closed its runway Wednesday evening after two drones were spotted.It reopened briefly at about 3 a.m. Thursday, but shut 45 minutes later after further sighting and remained closed at midday – 15 hours after the first sighting.Police said the “devices used are of an industrial specification,” an indication that the drones weren’t small, inexpensive machines. A police helicopter was hovering near the airfield as officers from two nearby forces hunted the drone operators.“The police advice is that it would be dangerous to seek to shoot the drone down because of what may happen to the stray bullets,” said Chris Woodroofe, Gatwick’s chief operating officer.Eurocontrol, an international organization devoted to air safety across Europe, said on its website that the airport was expected to stay shut until at least 1800 GMT (1 p.m. EST).Woodroofe said sightings of at least one drone were continuing, and “I cannot tell you what time we will reopen.”He said the vast majority of the 110,000 passengers due to pass through Gatwick on Thursday – one of the busiest travel days of the year – would experience disruption.All incoming and outgoing flights were suspended, and the airport’s two terminals were jammed with thousands of weary travellers, many of whom had spent the night on benches and floors.More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?Police said the drone flights were a “deliberate act to disrupt the airport,” but that there were “absolutely no indications to suggest this is terror-related.”There were 20 police units from two forces searching for the elusive drone operator.Superintendent Justin Burtenshaw, of Sussex Police, said the search was daunting.“Each time we believe we get close to the operator, the drone disappears; when we look to reopen the airfield, the drone reappears,” he said.Burtenshaw said new and bigger drones have more reach, making it harder for police to locate the personal control the flying device.“It’s a difficult and challenging thing to locate them, but I’ve got teams now and I’ve got investigators looking at how we do that, and I’m confident we will,” he said.Gatwick, about 30 miles (45 kilometres) south of London, sees more than 43 million passengers a year to short and long-haul destinations and serves as a major hub for the budget carrier easyJet.Any problem at Gatwick causes a ripple effect throughout Britain and continental Europe, particularly during a holiday period when air traffic control systems are under strain.Passengers complained on Twitter that their Gatwick-bound flights had landed at London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham and other cities.Luke McComiskie, who landed in Manchester – more than 160 miles (260 kilometres) from London _ said the situation “was just chaos, and they had only two coaches (buses) and taxis charging people 600 pounds ($760) to get to Gatwick.”Andri Kyprianou, from Cyprus, described “freezing” conditions for passengers who spent the night at Gatwick’s South Terminal. Her flight to Kyiv had been cancelled.More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish Steps“I haven’t slept since yesterday morning. We are very tired. It’s freezing, we are cold, having to wear all of these coats for extra blankets,” she said.“There were pregnant women, one of them was sleeping on the floor. There were people with small babies in here overnight. We saw disabled people on chairs. There were young children sleeping on the floor.”Gatwick briefly closed its runway last year when a drone was spotted in the area. An errant drone also briefly led to the shutdown of Dubai International Airport in October 2016.Pilots have reported numerous near-misses with drones in recent years in Britain, and aviation authorities have warned there is a growing risk that a midair collision could cause a major disaster.Strong sales of small consumer drones have led to repeated warnings about a possible threat to commercial aviation.Britain has toughened its laws on drones, and flying one within 1 kilometre (0.6 miles) of an airport carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.But opposition politicians accused the government of failing to do enough, pointing out that a registration system with safety checks for drone operators wouldn’t take effect until November.Christopher Lister, whose flight from Kyiv, Ukraine, to Gatwick was diverted to Birmingham in central England, said the scale of the disruption was “a little bit scary.”“We feel grateful it’s not a worse story this morning about an aircraft (that has) come down,” he told the BBC. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more