China to send disaster relief goods worth USD 22 million

On behalf of the Government and people of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese leaders extended sympathy and condolences to the Leaders, Government and people of Sri Lanka. The Chinese Government will give full support to the disaster relief operations of the Sri Lankan Government. The Chinese Government announced it will donate emergency humanitarian disaster relief goods worth a total amount of RMB 15 million (about 2.2 million US dollars) to the Sri Lankan people who were affected by floods and landslides.Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang sent condolence messages to President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe respectively on the tragic loss of life and property following the heavy rains that led to severe floods and landslides recently. Meanwhile, the Red Cross Society of China also granted US $ 100,000 emergency humanitarian cash assistance to the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society for their disaster relief efforts.Chinese enterprises and overseas Chinese in Sri Lanka will also try their best to help the disaster affected people through donation and other ways. (Colombo Gazette) “We believed that under the leadership of the Sri Lankan Government, Sri Lankan people will surely conquer the disaster and rebuild the homes at the earliest date possible,” the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said.The relief goods from China, which will be sent to Colombo by a Chartered flight soon, includes tents, blankets, sheets, rain boots and life jackets urgently needed by Sri Lanka. read more

Hailing Afghans patience civic maturity Annan says poll probe will bring gains

In a message to the Afghan people, read out on local television and radio by his Special Representative, Jean Arnault, Mr. Annan said they had shown a welcome determination “to take charge of the affairs of their country.”Apart from the millions of Afghans who voted in their homeland, about 850,000 refugees living in neighbouring Pakistan and Iran also voted – the largest out-of-country election ever, the Secretary-General said.”Your impressive participation against the backdrop of threats of violence by extremists; your long walks to go to the polling stations, sometimes in bad weather; your enthusiasm in casting your ballot for the first time in your life, are a heart-warming demonstration that, nearly three years after the signing of the Bonn Agreement, democracy is firmly taking root in Afghanistan,” he said. The Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB), the UN-Afghan body charged with overseeing the country’s electoral process, has set up an independent probe to investigate reports of polling irregularities and difficulties on Saturday.Mr. Annan told Afghans that the alleged irregularities “will be fully clarified” by the inquiry and added it “will help make electoral procedures more robust and reliable” for the local and parliamentary polls next year.The Secretary-General praised Afghanistan’s security forces for helping to pre-empt or repel attacks by extremist groups trying to derail the election process, and the supportive role played by international security forces. He also thanked the 120,000 people who served as polling staff on Saturday.Meanwhile, engine problems forced a UN helicopter to make an emergency landing today near the village of Patukh in Badakhshan province, close to the border between Afghanistan and China.The three crew members and five passengers on the helicopter are reportedly uninjured, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters, but cannot be rescued tonight because of the inhospitable terrain and bad weather conditions in the area.Warm clothes, food and shelter materials have been dropped by air to the eight crew and passengers for use until rescuers arrive as scheduled tomorrow. read more

More funds needed to counter persistent and multifaceted humanitarian problems in Ethiopia

More than eight million people in Ethiopia need food, shelter, medicine or other emergency assistance.“Drought and flooding, disease outbreaks and inter-ethnic violence” have in recent years “forced millions of people to flee their homes”, said Mark Lowcock, who heads Humanitarian Affairs coordination office OCHA, at the end of a two-day mission to Ethiopia. He was accompanied by senior UN peacebuilding official, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, and Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, independent UN expert on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons.Today I met Yeshi, a survivor, a widow, and a mom of 9 children she is now raising on her own. Her family was displaced from West Guji last year. They found refuge in a coffee market building for now. She wants a peaceful, better life. #Ethiopia pic.twitter.com/4mGPzy1wFT— Mark Lowcock (@UNReliefChief) September 9, 2019 The delegation met with recently returned families and other conflict-affected people in Chitu Kebele in the Yirgachefe district in Gedeo, which is one of the zones most affected by intercommunal violence that has caused displacement and loss of livelihoods since 2018. “I support the Government’s desire to find durable solutions to displacement problems and am under no illusion as to how difficult that is”, attested Mr. Lowcock. “While many people have now been able to return to their home areas, some remain in limbo, living close to their destroyed or damaged homes and worried they will not have the opportunity to restart farming and other livelihoods they lost when they fled last year”. And while the Government is trying to deal with the situation, he maintained that “many people in host communities are displaying enormous generosity and humanitarian agencies are supporting them, but more international support is needed too.”Humanitarian organizations are working with the local authorities and development partners to ensure internally displaced people have access to emergency assistance and basic services. During the mission, the UN officials reaffirmed their commitment to the Government in helping the voluntary and safe return of all displaced people, or that they be integrated into new settlement areas.  Prior to the Government’s efforts to return people to their areas of origin, some 3.2 million internally displaced remain in Ethiopia, including 2.6 million who fled conflict and 500,000 who were displaced because of climate-related causes. ‘Break the cycle’ of crisesThe 2019 Ethiopia Humanitarian Response Plan, which requires $1.3 billion, is only 51 per cent funded and more is urgently required for nutrition, health, shelter, protection, education and other needs. While aid is a critical lifeline for millions of Ethiopians, most humanitarian needs there are recurrent and predictable, requiring long-term solutions build resilience. During the mission, the delegation discussed with the authorities and partners how to better support humanitarian and recovery programmes to bolster the Government’s efforts. They also discussed ways to reduce conflict, which require holistic and inclusive peacebuilding approaches to address the root causes of violence.“Donors have historically been extremely generous to Ethiopia during its worst crises”, Mr. Lowcock acknowledged. “Now, we hope they will also invest more in prevention and long-term recovery efforts so that we can build resilience and break the cycle of recurrent crises – in Ethiopia the next emergency may be only one failed rainy season away”.The humanitarian chief also expressed concern over the safety of aid workers following the murder of two staff of a highly respected international non-governmental organization in Gambella last week. “We condemn this terrible attack and are discussing the implications with all concerned,” he flagged. read more

Inquiry into death of Sheku Bayoh dubbed a national disgrace as family

collette bell collette bell “We want an end to this, we want to grieve. Our patience has been exhausted and our trust failed.” Mr Anwar listed six allegations in the civil action including a claim that the manner of restraint used by the officers was “not reasonable, proportionate or necessary and resulted in Sheku suffering positional asphyxiation”. He said the civil action would be paused if any charges were brought over the death.Mr Anwar said: “Sheku’s family have always said if he broke the law then arrest him, but any use of force had to be lawful, proportionate and necessary in the circumstances, but he did not deserve to die.”Last Friday a summons was served on the present chief constable for the actions of officers three years ago under the leadership of then chief constable Stephen House. The action for damages in the Court of Session is for £1.85 million in the name of his family.”He also called for the resignation of the Pirc commissioner Kate Frame, saying the watchdog had failed “to adhere to its values of integrity, impartiality and respect”. Collette Bell, Mr Bayoh’s partner, with solicitor Aamer AnwarCredit:PA “The family believe it would be very different if it had been members of the public involved. If it had been nine door stewards that had restrained a member of the public, used weapons and that individual dropped down dead, I suspect the Crown Office would not have taken three years to decide if it would end up in a court of law or not.”The Crown Office said it had been a “complex and challenging investigation”, and no timescale could be put in place for a ruling on potential charges.A spokesman said: “This has been a complex and challenging investigation and while there is still some further work to do, considerable progress has been made in the last few months.”It is not appropriate at this stage to commit to any timescales given the nature of the investigation, however it’s anticipated a full report will be submitted for the consideration of Crown Counsel, the most senior lawyers in the Crown Office, in due course.”A spokesman for the Pirc said that at all stages the commissioner had acted under the direction of the Lord Advocate, who has ultimate responsibility for the investigation of deaths in Scotland.He added: “The Pirc conducted an extensive and detailed investigation into Mr Bayoh’s death. More than 500 statements were obtained by Pirc investigators who also gathered evidence from a wide range of experts, including those suggested by the Bayoh family and their legal representatives to give a greater understanding of events leading to Mr Bayoh’s death. Collette Bell and Kadi Johnson arriving at a press conference with Aamer AnwarCredit:PA He added: “I wish to state on behalf of Sheku’s family that the investigation into the death of Sheku Bayoh was a national disgrace.”The passage of time means that memories fade and evidence disappears or deteriorates.”The family had hoped that by now the Lord Advocate would have made a decision whether he is going to criminally prosecute the police officers concerned or Police Scotland. Three years on and he still hasn’t made his mind up. 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 commissioner submitted a report to the Lord Advocate in August 2015. A further report containing evidence gathered from a number of expert witnesses was submitted in August 2016 and the Pirc has undertaken any additional enquiry requested by the Crown.” An investigation into the death of a man in police custody has been described as a “national disgrace” as his family launched a £1.8 million civil case against Police Scotland.Sheku Bayoh, 31, died after being restrained by officers responding to a call in Kirkcaldy in May, 2015.On the eve of the third anniversary of the incident, the family’s lawyer Aamer Anwar said Police Scotland, the Crown Office and the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc) had left the grieving family with no answers.Mr Bayoh’s relatives, including his partner Collette Bell and his sister Kadi Johnson, are suing Scotland’s most senior police officer in the first legal case of its kind, claiming the death could have been avoided.Ms Bell said: “We will fight to make sure Shek gets the justice he deserves. I ask you, how long would you fight if your loved one was unlawfully killed? What would you want in place to ensure your loved one had justice? You would continue to fight and campaign.”Mr Bayoh’s sister added: “We have kept an open mind and kept faith in the justice system, but waiting for three years with no answers has been soul destroying. read more

Millennials are turned off sex study suggests with one in eight still

The research also found that as young people get older they are less likely to have sexual partners, with more than 90% of those who had lost their virginity having done so before 19-years-old. “The women are always up for it with beautiful hard bodies and the men have permanent erections. That is daunting to young people.”The fear for young men is of being humiliated that they can’t live up to that, plus the fear of exposure in your Facebook group.”If those who refused to answer the question were also virgins, the figure rises to one in six , according to Steve McKay, professor in social research at Lincoln University. The ‘fear of exposure’ on social media has been suggested as a possible reason why young people are waiting longer to have sexCredit:Dominic Lipinksi/PA The "fear of exposure" on social media has been suggested as a possible reason why young people are waiting longer to have sex The Next Steps project began in 2004 and monitored pupils attending state and independent schools across England. The UCL Institute of Education, part of University College London, took over the study in 2013. Millennials are waiting longer to have sex, with one in eight still virgins at 26 years old, new research has found.The sharp rise in the number of young people waiting longer to have sex may be because of a “fear of intimacy” and the pressure of social media, according to analysts.The Next Steps project, the brainchild of the Department for Education which is now managed by University College London, has tracked 16,000 people born in 1989-90 since they were 14.The interviews, conducted in 2016, discovered a rise in the number of Millenials waiting longer to have sex compared to previous generations, where one in 20 reported still being virgins at around the same age.Susanna Abse, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist at the Balint Consultancy, told the Sunday Times: “Millenials have been brought up in a culture of hypersexuality which has bred a fear of intimacy. 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. read more

Brothers given life sentences for raping 10yearold niece in India

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFour sentenced to death in brutal rape case in IndiaSeptember 13, 2013In “World”Indonesian teenager raped by brother jailed for abortionJuly 23, 2018In “latest news”Man found guilty of raping a child gets two life sentencesMarch 28, 2018In “Court” New Delhi (CNN) A fast-track court in India has sentenced two men to life in prison for the rape and impregnation of their 10-year old niece, in the northern city of Chandigarh, police confirmed Thursday. The victim gave birth to a baby girl via caesarian section in August.The brothers, 38 and 44, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were also fined 305,000 rupees each ($4,800) according to Senior Superintendent of Chandigarh police, Nilambari Jagadale.The family of the victim greeted the news with a mix of relief and disappointment, having called on the judge to deliver death sentences.“The father was of the view that this was the worst kind of crime that can be committed with a small child and the rapists must be hanged,” said Alakh Alok Srivastava, the lawyer who represented the victim’s family.With the court cases complete, both the victim and her family are now attempting to return to normalcy, Srivastava said. The victim’s baby was placed in the care of Chandigarh’s child welfare committee immediately after birth, confirmed Srivastava.Parole or a reduction in the sentencing of the two brothers is unlikely, said Srivastava.Police initially arrested only one maternal uncle. The search for a second suspect was initiated only after forensic tests failed to show a match between the DNA of the girl’s baby and samples taken from the first uncle.“We got the baby’s DNA tested by our forensic department, and it matched the (sample taken from the) second uncle,” Jagadale told CNN in October.The second, younger uncle was arrested September 19 after the girl named him during a counseling session.Denied an abortionThe girl, who gave birth on August 18 at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh, had the baby only after India’s Supreme Court rejected the family’s plea for an abortion in July, based on the opinions of eight doctors and an examination of the girl.The girl was 35 weeks’ pregnant, according to the Hindustan Times.Under India’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, the country does not permit abortion beyond the first 20 weeks of pregnancy unless the individual is granted special permission from the courts.The girl’s family did not approach the authorities about the pregnancy until the 26th or 27th week, Srivastava told CNN during a previous interview.The girl’s doctor told CNN that she was unaware she was pregnant. Her parents told her she needed surgery for a kidney stone problem, and refused to allow medical professionals to tell their child the truth, said her doctor, who did not wish to be named.Grim recordThe harrowing story has garnered press attention across India, a country still grappling with issues of sexual assault following the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape — a particularly brutal case that resulted in protests and a renewed debate around the status of women in the nation.Despite attempts by the government to increase penalties for sexual assault, the number of reported rapes rose by 50% between 2011 and 2016.India has a grim record of sexual assaults on minors, with 20,000 cases of rape or sexual assaults reported in 2015, according to government data reported by Agence France-Presse.In May, the high court allowed a 10-year-old from the northern state of Haryana who had been raped to abort her fetus at nearly 21 weeks into the pregnancy.CNN’s Sugam Pokharel contributed to this report. read more

En matière docéans aussi Rio20 a déçu

first_imgEn matière d’océans aussi, Rio+20 a déçuSi la cause des océans a été évoquée au cours du Sommet Rio+20, de nombreuses ONG et des scientifiques se disent déçus de la “faiblesse” des intentions et d’une feuille de route “pas claire”.Le texte qu’ont signé les 193 Etats membres présents à Rio+20 “s’engage à s’occuper en urgence” (soit avant 2014) “du problème de la préservation et de l’usage durable de la diversité biologique marine dans les zones au-delà de la juridiction nationale”. C’est ainsi “un pas positif”  pour Oceana, l’organisation internationale centrée sur la préservation des Océans, mais cela reste encore insuffisant. L’ONG estime en effet qu’il s’agit d'”une déclaration d’intention faible, sans aucun engagement légalement contraignant, qui échoue à répondre aux besoins urgents de préservation et de gestion des océans”.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pourtant, le document engage également les pays à “intensifier les efforts” pour atteindre l’objectif de 2015 visant à “maintenir ou restaurer les stocks de poisson à des niveaux de production durable maximum” ainsi qu’à réduire de façon significative la quantité de déchets en mer (d’ici 2025). Cependant, selon Ricardo Aguilar, directeur des recherches d’Oceana Europe, “aucun progrès réel n’a été fait pour créer des zones maritimes protégées ou pour contrôler la pêche illégale, et les mesures proposées pour reconstituer les réserves halieutiques sont celles sur lesquelles on s’était accordé il y a dix ans” déjà.L’alliance d’organisations dédiée à la réforme de la politique européenne de la pêche Ocean2012 se félicite de son côté de la décision évoquée dans le texte d’éliminer les subventions entraînant la surpêche. De même, elle se réjouit de la volonté de procéder à la création d’aires marines protégées. Elle regrette en revanche “le report à 2015 de la réflexion sur l’opportunité de mettre en place une vraie réglementation spécifique pour la haute mer”.Un bilan “pas très glorieux” Du côté des scientifiques, Gilles Boeuf, président du Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, juge le bilan du sommet globalement “pas très glorieux” et estime que le soi-disant “engagement” pour les océans constitue en réalité “un recul”. Il indique en effet, que Rio+20 “s’est contenté de renvoyer la question à un groupe de travail existant”. Il ajoute tristement que “l’avancée principale est l’introduction d’une échéance pour 2014 [et que] la biodiversité marine a beaucoup de soucis à se faire si elle veut tenir jusque-là”.Le 27 juin 2012 à 16:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Dock from Japan tsunami washes ashore in Oregon

first_imgWhen the tsunami hit the northern coast of Japan last year, the waves ripped four dock floats the size of freight train boxcars from their pilings in the fishing port of Misawa and turned them over to the whims of wind and currents.One floated up on a nearby island. Two have not been seen again. But one made an incredible journey across 5,000 miles of ocean that ended this week on a popular Oregon beach.Along for the ride were hundreds of millions of individual organisms, including a tiny species of crab, a species of algae, and a little starfish all native to Japan that have scientists concerned if they get a chance to spread out on the West Coast.“This is a very clear threat,” said John Chapman, a research scientist at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Ore., where the dock washed up early Tuesday. “It’s incredibly difficult to predict what will happen next.”State officials were considering plans to scrape all the living organisms off the dock and bury them in the sand, so they would not spread, Chapman said.last_img read more

Fairbanks tussles with police union over labor contract

first_imgAt its meeting last Monday, the Fairbanks City Council voted to challenge a recent ruling by the Alaska Labor Relations Agency. The agency says the city inappropriately reversed its approval of labor contract.Download AudioThe Fairbanks City Council originally ratified a contract with the Public Safety Employees Association. Then later suspended its rules to reject the contract. The Alaska Labor Relations Agency said that was unfair labor practice.City Attorney Paul Ewers filed an appeal in superior court two weeks ago.Last night the council said told Ewers to proceed with the appeal. The council clearly felt the contract’s 10 percent pay hike and cut in hours was too pricey. Councilman and former city mayor Jerry Cleworth also warned there are hidden costs associated with the contract, costs the General Fund couldn’t support.“If we start relying on those funds to fund day-to-day costs of the city, then we’re going to start spiraling down very rapidly because those funds will be exhausted.”Mayor Eberhart told the council going to court would hike the costs further if the city lost. He says the litigation further degrades morale in the ranks of city police.“We’ve got to make this an attractive department to get people to come to work here, because they’re leaving. If they’re demoralized they don’t like the way they’ve been treated.”But his arguments didn’t prevail, the council not only unanimously voted to go to court.In other business, after a flurry of budget cuts, the council did vote for next year’s operating and capital budgets. Also, Mayor Eberhart says he’s considering a review of police procedures in the case of the so-called Fairbanks Four.last_img read more

ExTrump campaign chair Manafort accused of lying to FBI

first_imgIn this 23 May file photo, Paul Manafort, president Donald Trump`s former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing, in Washington. Photo: APThe special counsel in the Russia investigation is accusing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of violating his plea agreement by repeatedly lying to federal investigators, an extraordinary allegation that could expose him to a lengthier prison sentence — and potentially more criminal charges.The torpedoing of Manafort’s plea deal, disclosed in a court filing Monday, also results in special counsel Robert Mueller’s team losing a cooperating witness from the top of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign who was present for several key episodes under investigation. That includes a Trump Tower meeting involving Donald Trump Jr and a Russian lawyer he was told had derogatory information on Democrat Hillary Clinton.The move signals a return to the acrimonious relationship Manafort has had with the special counsel’s office since his indictment last year. Before his plea agreement, Manafort aggressively challenged the special counsel’s legitimacy in court, went through a bitter trial and landed himself in jail after prosecutors discovered he had attempted to tamper with witnesses in his case.In the latest filing, Mueller’s team said Manafort “committed federal crimes” by lying about “a variety of subject matters” even after he agreed to truthfully cooperate with the investigation. Prosecutors said they will detail the “nature of the defendant’s crimes and lies” in writing at a later date to the judge.Through his attorneys, Manafort denied lying, saying he “believes he provided truthful information” during a series of sessions with Mueller’s investigators. He also disagreed that he breached his plea agreement. Still, both sides now agree they can’t resolve the conflict, and US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson should set a date to sentence him.Manafort, who remains jailed, had been meeting with the special counsel’s office since he pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice. He cut that deal to head off a second trial after being convicted last summer of eight felony counts related to millions of dollars he hid from the IRS in offshore accounts.Both cases stemmed from his Ukrainian political work and undisclosed lobbying work he admitted to carrying out in the US in violation of federal law.As part of his plea agreement, Manafort pledged to “cooperate fully, truthfully, completely, and forthrightly” with the government “in any and all matters” prosecutors deemed necessary. That included his work on the Trump campaign as well as his Ukrainian political work, which remains under investigation by the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York.Prosecutors there are looking into the conduct of longtime Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta, former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig and former Republican congressman and lobbyist Vin Weber to determine whether they violated federal law by failing to register as foreign agents with the Justice Department. None of the men has been charged with any crimes.As part of his plea deal, Manafort also forfeited many of his rights as well as his ability to withdraw the plea if he broke any of the terms. In return, prosecutors agreed to not bring additional charges against him and to ask a judge for a reduction of his sentence if he provided “substantial assistance.”But with prosecutors saying he breached the agreement, Manafort now faces serious repercussions such as the possibility of prosecution on additional charges including the 10 felony counts prosecutors dropped when he made the deal.Manafort already faces up to five years in prison on the two charges in his plea agreement. In his separate Virginia case, Manafort’s potential sentencing under federal guidelines has not yet been calculated, but prosecutors have previously said he could face as much as 10 years in prison on those charges.He is scheduled to be sentenced in that case in February. His co-defendant Rick Gates, who spent a longer time on the campaign and worked on the Trump inaugural committee, has not had a sentencing date set yet. He continues to cooperate with Mueller.last_img

Let your hair shine this monsoon

first_imgMonsoon not only brings smile on everyone’s face but also the complexities related to hair so make sure to opt for right steps to have frizz-free and smooth tresses. Experts have listed down some steps to keep your tresses flowing:Antibacterial neem oil maybe mixed in equal parts with hydrating oils like Almond or Coconut to prevent dehydration induced frizz, breakage and split ends. Neem oil is cooling and clears out accumulated sweat and oil which cause dandruff and itching. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOiling your hair once or twice a week in the monsoon season is enough.Wavy or curly hair is more prone to frizz, so it is important to use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner. Preferably natural, so that the chemicals do not dry out the ends of your hair.Using sulphate-free shampoos is particularly important for already damaged or over treated hair.Use styling tools and dryers to manage your hair in moderation to prevent static electricity and damage by excessive heat. It would be more beneficial in the long run if you give your hair a hot towel treatment during the oiling ritual. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveHumid conditions encourage the growth of bacteria and fungi on the scalp, triggering and aggravating scalp concerns such as itchiness, flakiness, excess oiliness and even hair loss. Frequent shampooing with a scalp specific shampoo helps maintain a clean scalp and keeps the micro-organisms at bay. Use a dryer at home to keep the scalp dry. In-salon scalp Rituals, once in 15 days is recommended in case of aggravated scalp concerns. One should use scalp cures at home in cases of intense scalp concerns – this brings relief and cures scalp symptoms. In case of a scalp concern, it is recommended you wash your hair daily, otherwise thrice a week is a good habit.Anti-frizz masques/ conditioners help to control frizz and keep the hair manageable. The use of anti-frizz creams, serums and sprays prolong the anti-frizz action.One must use scalp concern specific shampoos and masques or anti-frizz/disciplining ranges in case of frizz.In order to prevent hair fall, one must maintain a clean and dry scalp. Wash your hair in case it gets wet in the rain. Use a scalp specific shampoo and masque to ensure a healthy scalp.It is important to oil your scalp and hair to balance frequent washing and to maintain the moisture in your hair.Colour protecting masques give the hair maximum radiance. One can blend an oil into the masque to enhance the shine. For glossy hair, it is recommended to use a serum/oil.last_img read more

Private Internet Access releases software as open source

first_imgPrivate Internet Access releases software as open source by Martin Brinkmann on March 16, 2018 in Internet – 25 commentsPrivate Internet Access, a company best known for its VPN Service of the same name, announced today that it started the process of releasing all of its software as open source.The company plans to release all of its client-side programs, extensions and libraries as open source over the course of the next six month period.Today marks the start of an exciting shift over here at Private Internet Access. As long-time supporters of the Free and Open Source Software community, we have started the process of open sourcing our software, and over the next six months we will be releasing the source code for all our client-side applications, as well as libraries and extensions.The Private Internet Access extension for the Chrome web browser is the first software product that is released as open source on the company’s GitHub project page.Interested users can check out the Chrome extensions on its GitHub page directly. Private Internet Access offers build instructions on the startpage of the repository, and anyone may browse the code or download it to the local system.Private Internet Access maintains clients for the desktop operating systems Windows, GNU/Linux and Mac OS, as well as Android and iOS. The clients will all be released as open source in the coming months.The release of the source code for its client products marks a shift towards openness. Privacy-conscious customers may trust products more if they are available as source code.Private Internet Access hopes that the release will increase community involvement.We believe that the shift to open source is the right move for a privacy-focused business, and recognise that code transparency is key. We appreciate that our code may not be perfect, and we hope that the wider FOSS community will get involved, provide feedback, feature requests, bug fixes and generally help provide a greater service to the wider privacy movementClosing WordsThe source code release should give Private Internet Access another boost when it comes to user trust and confidence in the services the company offers.While some critics may argue that the company should release the source of its backend infrastructure as well for full transparency, it is certainly an important first step in the right direction.Related articlesPrivate Internet Access rubyw.exe connections explainedAll Private Internet Access settings explainedPrivate Internet Access shuts down Russian serversSummaryArticle NamePrivate Internet Access releases software as open sourceDescriptionPrivate Internet Access, a company best known for its VPN Service of the same name, announced today that it started the process of releasing all of its software as open source.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Advances in CT Systems

first_img 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 Video 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. 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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read more (More recent articles and videos on trends, advances and innovations in computed tomography systems can be found at the bottom of this article)Four major computed tomography (CT) system manufacturers in the United States recently released new systems in the past year featuring innovative scanner technology to reduce radiation dose, boost image quality and to be mindful of the current conservative economic climate in healthcare. GE, Siemens, Philips and Toshiba all released their next generation CT systems, each offering significant advances over technology these vendors previously offered. GE HealthcareIn April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market clearance for the GE Healthcare Revolution. GE said the Revolution platform is not just an upgraded CT system — every component was entirely redesigned from the ground up using the latest technologies to increase speed, improve image quality and reduce dose. It offers 256 detector rows and features an 80 cm bore and a gantry rotation speed of 0.28 seconds. It can perform a cardiac CT angiography (CTA) scan in less than a second with less than 1 mSv dose. The Revolution CT features GE’s new ASiR-V dose reduction technology, which is a hybrid of GE’s ASiR iterative reconstruction software and its model base reconstruction software, Veo. It can reduce metal artifacts, offering the potential for sedation-free CT scanning. The system also offers benefits for sensitive patient groups such as pediatric, renal insufficiency, trauma and stroke. The very fast temporal resolution enables one-beat, motion-free, high-definition cardiac imaging at any heart rate with or without beta-blockers. It also delivers the clinical information needed for the coronaries, myocardial perfusion and function with one contrast injection.In oncology, the Revolution enables low-dose, whole organ diagnosis, and follow-up of organs such as the liver, kidneys and pancreas are enabled by dynamic acquisition modes. In neurology it can aid with rapid, comprehensive stroke assessment with whole brain perfusion and dynamic CT angiography at very low dose. Its Gemstone Clarity Detector uses micro-circuitry to reduce electronic noise on images. It also uses 3-D collimation to reduce X-ray scatter.The Revolution also contains technology to allow spectral imaging in the future, once it attains 510(k) approval. This is enabled via a very fast kV switching system, changing the scanning energy level back and forth between 40-140 kV during the scan using the same detector and X-ray tube.Siemens HealthcareThe Siemens Somatom Force was FDA cleared in May. It is the company’s next generation in dual-source CT systems, replacing the current Definition Flash as its top tier CT system. It uses two X-ray sources and detectors at variable energies, allowing spectral imaging. It has a gantry speed of 0.25 ms. This enables imaging of an adult chest in about a second, eliminating the need for breath hold, and freezes a human heart pumping at 90 beats per second by merging the two imaging chains to create a 50 cm (nearly 19.7-inch) field of view. Alternatively the two imaging chains, like those on the Flash, can be tuned to separate energies and allow spectral imaging to differentiate among tissues or materials, as in visualizing iodinated contrast as it flows through the coronaries or accumulates in varying amounts in benign versus malignant masses. The Somatom Force also has the potential to allow use of significantly less iodine contrast than in the past and can perform chest scans without the need for breath holds. The two X-ray generators on Siemens’ Somatom Force can be pumped at low voltage (as low as 70 kVp) to deliver low-dose scans. Dose can be reduced further using the company’s SAFIRE software. Usage of different energy levels (kilovoltage or kV) can enhance the contrast-to-noise ratio and lower patient radiation dose. Lowering kV levels also can potentially increase enhancement of contrast medium, so less contrast is needed. This practice had limitations because earlier generations of CT scanners could not sufficiently power imaging at very low kV levels except when imaging children or very small adults. However, the Somatom Force allows low, previously unachievable kV imaging results that are enabled by the system’s new Vectron X-ray tubes. These tubes offer 1,300 mA to enable imaging between 70 and 150 kVThe system uses Siemen’s Edge detector technology, which was the first on the market to use integrated microelectronic circuitry, helping to reduce noise on images. Philips HealthcareUnveiled at RSNA 2013 and 510(k)-pending, the Philips IQon Spectral CT technology attempts such differentiation using a single imaging chain to capture X-rays at different wavelengths. In the same way that white light is made up of a spectrum of colors that relate to chemical elements, the X-ray beam photons used in CT scanners also consist of a spectrum of X-ray energies. With the development of a new yttrium-based spectral detector that can discriminate between X-ray photons of multiple high and low energies simultaneously, IQon can deliver both anatomical information and the ability to characterize structures based on their chemical makeup within a single scan. Using a type of spectral analysis, the system can separate out materials made up of specific atomic numbers off the periodic chart of elements. The system so far has been tested for iodine and calcium. This can be used to help differentiate between areas of high blood contrast uptake and calcified areas, which can be useful in diagnosing kidney stones and better delineating various types of atherosclerotic plaque in arteries. Elements can be assigned specific color codes to make them stand out on scans, even if the surrounding tissue has similar Hounsfield unit numbers. The technology also enables creation of virtual non-contrast images from contrast-enhanced scans by eliminating the iodine from scan data. The spectral imaging features are still pending 510(k) approval, but the vendor hopes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will review the technology in 2014 or early 2015.The IQon technology works on the FDA-cleared iCT 256-slice scanner. The iCT provides low dose, low energy and low noise capabilities. It has a very fast gantry speed of about 0.27 ms. It uses both a 3-D grid collimator to reduce scatter, and the dynamic Eclipse collimator, which adjusts during scans to limit radiation exposure on the fringe of the imaging area. The system uses IMR low-contrast resolution software, to help simultaneously achieve 60–80 percent lower dose, 43–80 percent improved low-contrast detectability, and 70–83 percent lower noise. It also uses the iDose? Premium iterative reconstruction software to improve low-dose image quality and metal artifact prevention. Toshiba Medical SystemsToshiba’s Aquilion One Vision 640-slice CT system was released at RSNA 2013, the highest slice CT scanner available on the market. It has a bore size of 78 cm, a gantry speed of 0.27 ms and a detector resolution down to 0.5 mm. It uses Toshiba’s latest AIDR 3-D iterative reconstruction software to help reduce dose by enhancing the low-dose scans.Field Upgradable ScannersUntil recently, hospitals had to decide how many slices they wanted when selecting a CT scanner, ranging from 16-620 slices. Today, several vendors offer upgradeable systems to enhance slice capabilities. The most recent of these is Siemens’ Somatom Perspective 16- and 32-slice versions, which can be upgraded at the hospital where it is installed to 64- or 128-slices. Toshiba also introduced a new Aquilion One platform that allows its scanners to be upgraded in the field. 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 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. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more center_img Related ITN Content for CT System InnovationsAccess the most current version of the ITN CT Systems Comparison Chart (www.itnonline.com/content/computed-tomography-systems). This will require a login, but it is free and only takes a minute to complete the form.What to Consider When Buying a New CT ScannerVIDEO: What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT SystemsRSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed TomographyTechnology Improvements in Current Generation CT SystemsVIDEO: The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next DecadeDiscussion on CT Dose ReductionKey Cardiac CT News and Trends From SCCT 2016 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 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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Cruise industrys biggest conference returns to Vancouver

first_imgVancouver has begun welcoming more than 1,350 travel agents and cruise line representatives from around the world for sold-out trade conference Cruise360, taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre from June 1 to 6.Hosted by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the conference is typically held in Fort Lauderdale, though this year marks the third time Vancouver has hosted.“Vancouver has earned an international reputation as a premiere home port and travel destination, and Cruise360’s decision to return here absolutely reinforces that,” Tourism Vancouver director of leisure travel Dayna Miller said.“The conference will give some of the world’s most influential travel professionals the opportunity to experience Vancouver’s cruise ship product, convention facilities and spectacular outdoors firsthand – and that in turn will give them key knowledge and inspiration to endorse and market our city to their clients.”Each time, the Pacific Rim Cruise Association (PRCA) – a consortium comprised of Tourism Vancouver, Destination BC, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and Vancouver Airport Authority – works closely with conference organizers to bring the internationally recognized event to the city.This year, attending agents will travel here from the U.S., Canada, Australia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Taiwan.Vancouver’s reputation as a world-class cruise destination is driven by a stunning and centrally located harbour setting as well as award-winning Vancouver International Airport and exceptional cruise terminal facilities – all of which consistently earn high passenger satisfaction scores.In 2015, the PRCA conducted a survey of more than 2,100 passengers on their destination and cruise experience. Key findings include:Overall satisfaction of Vancouver as a travel destination is “extremely high”More than 70 percent of passengers stay an average of 2.5 nights in the city pre- or post-cruiseTop destination activities among cruise passengers (in order of priority) are sightseeing, dining, exploring parks and other natural areas, shopping and visiting attractionsThe majority of cruise visitors are from the U.S. (62 percent)International cruise visitation in 2015 was 23 percent (up from 12 percent in 2006)Vancouver is Canada’s largest cruise port, and a leading home port for Alaska cruises offering one-way and round-trip itineraries through Canada’s Inside Passage.This season, Vancouver expects 228 cruise ship calls carrying 830,000 passengers. Each call generates roughly $2 million in economic activity.“Cruising British Columbia’s coastline is one of the most spectacular tourism experiences in the world.  We love hosting the Cruise360 conference to show off the beautiful setting that makes us an unforgettable destination as well as to showcase our first class conference centre, port facilities and airport,” Destination British Columbia CEO Marsha Walden said.“We hope delegates will take this opportunity to explore BC and see how much we offer visitors – our monumental Rocky Mountains, the wild beauty of our north, the lush rainforests of our west coast, and vibrant cities perched on the edge of it all.  Wherever they turn, they will find inspiration.” Cruise360 Source = Cruise360last_img read more

Mortgage Cadence Enhances its Lending Center solution through Radian MI

first_img December 7, 2018 563 Views Mortgage Cadence, an Accenture (NYSE: ACN) company, has integrated Radian’s mortgage insurance (MI) service into its Enterprise Lending Center solution, further expanding on-platform access to top-tier services.Enterprise Lending Center (ELC) facilitates lending in all forward and reverse mortgage channels and across all mortgage products, including home equity. Through the Radian integration, Mortgage Cadence clients can quickly obtain Radian MI rate quotes, order insurance, and receive order status updates without ever leaving ELC. “Radian’s integration with Mortgage Cadence is a testament of our commitment to making it easier for our customers to do business with us,” said Brien McMahon, Chief Franchise Officer, Radian. “With this integration, customers can obtain accurate Radian MI rate quotes with greater speed and accuracy, while continuing to focus on their business.”Radian MI, headquartered in Philadelphia offers products and services that include mortgage insurance as well as a host of mortgage, risk, real estate, and title services to promote homeownership. Share Mortgage Cadence Enhances its Lending Center solution through Radian MIcenter_img in Featured, Headlines, News “At Mortgage Cadence, our goal is to help our clients connect to the providers they want to work with and operate at optimal efficiency,” said Brian Benson, Executive Manager of services at Mortgage Cadence. “This integration extends our provider network and offers direct, on-platform access to Radian’s mortgage insurance services.”Mortgage Cadence, with its headquarters in Colorado and Minnesota, provides people, process, and technology for enterprise and mid-market lenders to create better borrower experience. The integration centralizes all data and documents related to the mortgage insurance transaction and stores this information within ELC to avoid rekeying of information from external sites. This single-system approach benefits lenders by eliminating the risk of human error, reducing labor and accelerating loan closing. Brian Benson Brien McMahon Mortgage Cadence Radian MI 2018-12-07 Donna Josephlast_img read more

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first_imgPUBLISHERS WEEKLY Bestsellers by The Associated Press Posted Feb 21, 2019 2:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Bestselling Books Week Ending 2/16/19HARDCOVER FICTION1. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Della Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)2. “Connections in Death” by J.D. Robb (St. Martin’s Press)3. “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” by Marlon James (Riverhead)4. “The Reckoning” by John Grisham (Doubleday)5. “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides (Celadon Books)6. “Liar Liar” by James Patterson and Candace Fox (Little, Brown)7. “Fire & Blood” by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)8. “Every Breath” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing)9. “Turning Point” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte)10. “Crucible” by James Rollins (William Morrow)11. “The Wedding Guest” by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine)12. “Long Road to Mercy” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing)13. “Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds” by Gwenda Bond (Del Rey)14. “Circe” by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown)15. “Past Tense” by Lee Child (Delacorte)HARDCOVER NONFICTION1. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (Crown)2. “Grateful American” by Gary Sinise and Marcus Brotherton (Thomas Nelson)3. “Educated” by Tara Westover (Random House)4. “Dreyer’s English” by Benjamin Dreyer (Random House)5. “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way” by Lysa TerKeurst (Thomas Nelson)6. “The Essential Oils Hormone Solution” by Mariza Snyder (Rodale)7. “Homebody” by Joanna Gaines (Harper Design)8. “The Theft of America’s Soul” by Phil Robertson (Thomas Nelson)9. “Brave, Not Perfect” by Reshma Saujani (Currency)10. “Magnolia Table” by Joanna Gaines (William Morrow)11. “The First Conspiracy” by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch (Flatiron)12. “Under Pressure” by Lisa Damour (Ballantine)13. “Shortest Way Home” by Pete Buttigieg (Liveright)14. “Dare to Lead” by Brene’ Brown (Random House)15. “The Point of It All” by Charles Krauthammer (Crown Forum)MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS1. “Fifty Fifty” by Patterson/Fox (Vision)2. “The Cast” by Danielle Steel (Dell)3. “Without Mercy” by Lisa Jackson (Zebra)4. “Vengeance Road” by Christine Feehan (Berkley)5. “The Disappeared” by C.J. Box (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)6. “This Matter of Marriage” by Debbie Macomber (Mira)7. “The Wrong Highlander” by Lynsay Sands (Avon)8. “The Jackals” by William W. Johnstone (Pinnacle)9. “Leverage in Death” by J.D. Robb (St. Martin’s Press)10. “Lilac Lane” by Sherryl Woods (Mira)11. “Secrets of the Tulip Sisters” by Susan Mallery (HQN)12. “Marry Me by Sundown” by Johanna Lindsey (Pocket)13. “O’Hurley’s Return” by Nora Roberts (Silhouette)14. “Any Man of Mine” by Diana Palmer (HQN)15. “A Soldier’s Return” by RaeAnne Thayne (Harlequin)TRADE PAPERBACKS1. “The Tatooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris (Harper)2. “The Lost Girls of Paris” by Pam Jenoff (Park Row Books)3. “Juror ?3” by Patterson/Allen (Grand Central Publishing)4. “Total Control” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing)5. “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah (Random/Spiegle & Grau)6. “Tailspin” by Sandra Brown (Grand Central Publishing)7. “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman (Penguin)8. “The House Next Door” by James Patterson (Grand Central Publishing)9. “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin (G.P. Putnams’ Sons)10. “The Perfect Couple” by Elin Hilderbrand (Back Bay)11. “Sapiens” by Yuval Noah Harari (Harper Perennial)12. “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones (Algonquin)13. “A Dog’s Way Home (movie tie-in)” by W. Bruce Cameron (Forge)14. “Less” by Andrew Sean Greer (Back Bay)15. “Then She Was Gone” by Lisa Jewell (Atria)Copyright 5/8 2019 Publishers Weekly, powered by NPD BookScan 5/8 2019 NPD Group.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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