Shimla: In a shocking case, a married woman died at Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) Shimla—a leading government health institution on Tuesday after she had slipped into coma following her wrong diagnosis at a private clinic as being “HIV positive” case.Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday ordered a high level prove into the incident admitting that it’s shocking and distressing to know about such a loss of young life, apparently she had been passing through a mental agony about wrong HIV test. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”I have asked Director of the health services to look into the incident and submit a report within a fortnight. Strict action will be taken against the guilty. We will also try to help the family,” he declared in the state Assembly. The issue was raised by Rohru Congress MLA Mohan Lal Brakta, who pointed out that the woman, who was married only some months back was in shock and distress when she learnt about her HIV test. He demanded strict legal action against the private clinic and grant of appropriate compensation to the family. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe woman, as par her family, was rushed to a private clinic at Rohru on August 21 when her condition became critical. She was some months pregnant. “Doctors at the private hospital initially asked the family to arrange some blood but soon took a decision to refer her Shimla’s government hospital, 110 km from Rohru,” recalls her brother Des Raj. On reaching Shimla, she was taken to Kamla Nehru Hospital (KNH), where the doctors performed a surgery. Her condition was stable till August 22. “It was only when her husband Harish Kumar was briefed about her being a HIV positive case, and advised to undergone his screening, she overheard it. Thereafter she went into coma and never recovered,” brother says. Later, referred to Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) hospital, she was again subjected to a fresh HIV test at Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre (ICTC) of National Aids Control Organisation (NACO). Her blood samples were tested negative. “But it was too late for her to know that she is not a HIV positive, as declared by the private clinic of Roohru. We lost her in error of judgement or negligence by doctors, who were supposed to save her life,” says Des Raj, who also works at IGMC Shimla.
As excitement on social media about the Aug. 21 solar eclipse heats up, experts are urging people to take good care of their eyes when they enjoy the spectacle in Canadian skies.Ralph Chou, a University of Waterloo optometry professor and president of the Toronto Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, says that staring at the sun for more than a few seconds will cause harm. He says the eye feels no pain so it will be too late to look away from potential retina-burning solar rays before a person notices they’ve done potentially-permanent damage.“The problem with the back of the eye is that there’s no pain sensors, so all this damage can occur without you even knowing about it until it’s far too late … the next morning they wake up and the photo receptors at the very centre of their vision are damaged and they suddenly realize they can’t see their faces in the bathroom mirror,” he said. The person will have to wait an anxious three months to know whether the damage is permanent, Chou said.Regular sunglasses just won’t cut it during the direct viewing for an eclipse because they allow in thousands of times more sunlight than is safe to reach your eyes. NASA says special solar eclipse glasses should be marked with the “ISO 12312-2” international safety standard on the label. Make sure there are no scratches on the lenses.These glasses cost only a few dollars but are becoming hard to find as we inch closer to eclipse date.This week, Amazon pulled potentially shady glasses from its site and issued refunds to customers who had already purchased them. In an email to buyers, the company said it could not get confirmation from the supplier that the glasses came from a recommended manufacturer.“We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse,” the email said.The American Astronomical Society has a list of reputable sellers of solar eclipse glasses on its website. The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, some universities and science centres will be distributing free eclipse glasses at viewing parties across Canada. Science museums and stores that sell telescopes may also have stock left.With ads for eclipse glasses for sale on Kijiji and social media it can be hard for armchair astronomers to track down where they were made and whether they meet the standards recommended by NASA.The Canadian Press asked the University of Toronto to test two pairs of eclipse glasses using an ellipsometer. The machine sends a wave of UV and visible light though the glasses’ lens and uses a sensor to measure how much of the light makes it through.The first pair, bought at one of the stores on the American Astronomical Society list, blocked out more than 99.9 per cent of UV and visible light. The pair was labelled as conforming to the ISO 12312-2 standards for direct observation of the sun.The second pair, purchased online did not have the ISO mark and did not perform as well. It let through more than 0.1 per cent of visible and UV light.The ISO standard allows a maximum of 0.0032 per cent of light to be allowed to pass though. The equipment used could not give a sensitive enough reading to verify if the glasses conformed to the standard.In both cases, the machine was not able to determine if the glasses met the ISO 12312-2 standard. Both pairs did let through less than one one-thousandth of the light that you’d see with the naked eye.“Results show us that the two sets of glasses are most likely safe for observing the sun,” said Herman Wong, a University of Toronto engineering and photonics PhD student who tested the glasses. He said the machine found that there was almost zero transmission of light that passed through the lenses, but added that there’s really no way to know if they meet NASA recommendations, especially if they are not labelled.“They are not standardized by any means so use at your own risk,” he said.Chou, who has travelled as far as Africa and Asia to view more than 25 eclipses in person, says you shouldn’t let fear deter you from enjoying the event as long as you take precautions. He said he gets an emotional rush when seeing the sun’s corona, which appears differently every time.“There are some times when you get sort of a uniform halo around the sun. There are other times when you get these spectacular elongated streamers of corona shimmering in the sky around the sun,” he said.“This is sort of the giant astronomical clock at work and it’s just the way the universe ticks, or at least the solar system ticks as you see the movement of the earth around the sun.”———On the web:Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s list of solar eclipse events in Canada: http://rasc.ca/solar-eclipse-2017American Astronomical Society list of reputable eclipse glasses sellers and manufacturers: http://bit.ly/2hZzB7JFor more safety tips, visit NASA’s dedicated solar eclipse safety website: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety———Follow @marygazze and @lucastimmons on Twitter
Mumbai: Budget carrier SpiceJet on Monday said it has inked an initial pact with Gulf-based Emirates for code-share partnership, a move that will give wider connectivity to its passengers on the latter’s network across the US, Europe, Africa and Middle East. In turn, Emirates’ passengers will enjoy unhindered access to SpiceJet’s 51 domestic destinations — 10 through direct connectivity and rest 41 through connecting flights, the airline said in a release. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalSpiceJet’s first code-share partnership with Emirates, which is subject to regulatory approvals, assumes significance in the back drop of the temporary grounding of domestic carrier Jet Airways, which has investment from Emirates’ rival carrier Etihad. Before grounding all its flights to and from Etihad’s hub Abu Dhabi on March 18, Jet Airways had sizeable operations to the UAE capital city. “I am delighted to announce that as part of SpiceJet’s international expansion strategy, we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a code-share agreement with Emirates. This new partnership should immensely benefit passengers travelling on both airlines,” SpiceJet chairman and managing director Ajay Singh was quoted as saying in the release.
Rabat – With a score of 9.3, Mohammed V Agdal University in Rabat is ranked in the 14th position out of 19 universities in the Arab region that “have shown strength in producing research in the field of information systems and human-computer interaction,” according to the 2015 Best Arab Region Universities conducted by US. News, a recognized leader in college, grad school, hospital, mutual fund, and car rankings.The ranking determined top universities in the Arab region by field of study. As for the best universities in the Arab region for computer science, three universities from Saudi Arabia made it the top three. They are King Saud University (1st), followed by King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (2nd) and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (3rd).Tunisia is ranked first in the Maghreb region with four universities included in the ranking: Université de Sfax (4th), Université de Tunis (9th), Université de Tunis El Manar (12th) and Université de Carthage (7 de Novembre) (16th). Algeria’s Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene, the only Algerian university that made it to the list, is ranked in the 19th position. No Libyan or Mauritanian universities were included in the list of the Best Arab region universities for computer science. The ranking focused on the academic research performance of Arab universities in the field of computer science. It is based on peer-reviewed literature and documents published in scientific journals by the faculty and researchers of the aforementioned universities in the five-year period from 2009 through 2013.US. News said that there were cases when a university that had a strong focus in a certain subject was ranked in a subject but was excluded from the overall Best Arab Region Universities rankings of the top 91 universities. “U.S. News also wanted to maximize the number of schools being ranked per subject while maintaining the validity of each subject’s analysis and preventing the analytical distortions caused by using unnecessarily low total publication thresholds,” the study added.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
He confirmed that both sides discussed the political situation in Sri Lanka. The UNP meanwhile in a statement said that the focus of the meeting was the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on a political solution.According to the UNP the meeting took place on the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Opposition and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees today and discussed the political developments in the country, the President’s office said.An official at the President’s office told the Colombo Gazette that the meeting was cordial but refused to elaborate further. Earlier this year the UNP pledged its support to the government to solve the national question based on the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).Today’s meeting also comes amidst speculation that former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka may be freed from prison this week.The UNP has been pushing for Fonseka’s release and some UNP members have been meeting Fonseka in prison. Meanwhile UNP MP John Amaratunga said that a UNP delegation had accompanied Wickremesinghe for the meeting with the President.
In a unanimously approved Declaration, States attending the “World Food Summit: five years later” meeting called on governments, international organizations, civil society groups and the private sector to “reinforce their efforts so as to act as an international alliance against hunger.” These efforts are aimed at ending the tragedy of more than 800 million people going hungry around the world.The Declaration, approved on Monday, also calls for the FAO Council to “elaborate, in a period of two years, a set of voluntary guidelines to support Member States’ efforts to achieve the progressive realization of the right to adequate food.”The text also outlines specific measures to ensure funding for these efforts. “With a view to reversing the overall decline of agriculture and rural development in the national budgets of developing countries, in official development assistance (ODA) and in total lending in international financial institutions, we call for an adequate share for those sectors of bilateral and multilateral ODA, lending by international financial institutions and budgetary allocations of developing countries.”In addition, developed countries are urged to make concrete efforts towards the target of allocating 0.7 per cent of gross national product (GNP) to ODA. The Declaration also calls for a “speedy, effective and full implementation” of a special debt relief plan, called the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative. The Rome meeting, which opened yesterday and runs through Thursday, has attracted the participation of numerous heads of State and government.Addressing participants today, James Morris, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), called attention to the plight of the 13 million people facing starvation in southern Africa. He said that the fact that the crisis coincides with the Summit “challenges us to demonstrate to those suffering that we will not forget them.”Kul Gautam, Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), also addressed today’s session, urging comprehensive action against child malnutrition. He said global efforts to fight malnutrition must start will children, who suffered most from the damaging effects of inadequate food.The Rome meeting opened yesterday and runs until Thursday.
HARRISON, N.J. — Atlanta United advanced to Major League Soccer’s championship match in just its second season, losing to the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Thursday night on a goal in second-half stoppage time but winning the two-match Eastern Conference final by a 3-1 aggregate score.Atlanta will host Portland or Sporting Kansas City in the MLS Cup on Dec. 8, a chance for the city’s second professional sports title and first since the Braves won the 1995 World SeriesNew York, one of the league’s original teams, had the best regular-season record for the third time in six seasons but remained without an MLS title. The Red Bulls have reached the conference final five times but advanced for the only time in 2008, when they lost the MLS Cup match to Columbus.Tim Parker scored the game’s only goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time after a poor clearance by Brad Guzan following a corner kick.With the temperature around 40 and an announced crowd of 22,137 on the late autumn night, Atlanta played with five men back and often 10 behind the ball in a classic “park the bus” defensive strategy. When Atlanta players fell to the ground following challenges, they often remained down for lengthy periods as time ran off the clock.MLS scoring champion Josef Martinez, Franco Escobar and Hector Villalba had goals at home in the first leg on Sunday, and Martinez nearly scored 12 seconds in, which because of the away-goals tiebreaker would have forced the Red Bulls to get at least five goals in order to advance.Jeff Larenowicz played the ball from his own half of the field to Darlington Nagbe, who took a touch to slow the ball down and sprinted after it. Tyler Adams’ clearance attempt ricocheted off Nagbe to Martinez, who sped past Tim Parker and took a left-footed shot from just inside the penalty area. Luis Robles made a kick save with his right leg to keep New Yorks chances alive.Julian Gressel nearly scored in the 21st minute on a 25-yard shot that skimmed the grass, forcing Robles to dive to knock the ball away with his right hand.New York pushed Tyler Adams higher up the field in the second half, played wide more and had its first good chance in the 52nd minute, when Alejandro Romero Gammara’s centring pass was redirected just wide by Alex Muyl.Martinez, a 27-year-old Venezuelan who scored an MLS-record 31 goals during the regular season, came out of the match in the 70th minute.The ball went into Guzan’s net in the 80th minute but the goal was disallowed on a view review. Following a corner kick and poor initial punchout, Guzan had the ball in both hands above his head when Aaron Long crashed into him and sent the ball in.Atlanta coach Tata Martino, who already has said he is leaving after the season, will get one more match at the club level. He appears set to take over Mexico’s national team.Adams likely played his last match for the Red Bulls. The 19-year-old midfielder probably will transfer to sister club RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsRonald Blum, The Associated Press
Ohio State added another player to its 2019 recruiting class Sunday when four-star offensive lineman Harry Miller announced his commitment to the Buckeyes over teams such as Clemson and Georgia.Due to unforeseen circumstances our mission team is currently unable to travel to Nicaragua. I was planning on making this announcement with the kids from our school, but I am excited to announce I have committed to THE Ohio State University.#GoBucks#PrayForNica @Mission4Nica pic.twitter.com/CyZfRCaRGD— Harry Miller (@harrymiller76) June 10, 2018He is the No. 36 player in the country according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He also is the No. 2 center in the nation as well as the No. 8 2019 prospect in Georgia. Miller is the third offensive lineman that has committed to Ohio State in the 2019 class, joining four-star offensive tackle Ryan Jacoby and four-star offensive tackle Doug Nester. Miller is the first lineman in the Buckeyes’ class that plays primarily on the inside. Playing center for Buford High School in Buford, Georgia, Miller is one of seven 2019 recruits in the 2019 class that are not from Ohio. He also is one of two from Georgia, with four-star outside linebacker/running back Steele Chambers hailing from Roswell, Georgia.
THE HSE HAS confirmed that there has been an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug at a ward in a Donegal hospital.Letterkenny General Hospital’s psychiatry department has been closed to new admissions and visitors after an outbreak of the Norovirus.A HSE spokesperson said that those looking to access mental health services in the region should contact their GP. The HSE also said that GPs should not send patients to the hospital seeking mental health services.“For advice on individual approach to service users’ needs, GPs and NowDOC should liaise in the first instance with their respective Community Mental Health Team.“They can also contact the duty doctor in the usual way, but service users should not present at the Department of Psychiatry for assessment or admission without the prior agreement of the treating clinician.”The HSE also apologised for the situation. “Donegal Mental Health Services regrets the obvious inconvenience these measures cause to residents of the Department, their families and friends and the public generally, and thank them for their cooperation. We are endeavouring to manage and contain the suspected outbreak and hopefully normal service will return soon.”Read: Restoration of flooded hospital could take “months rather than weeks”Read: Letterkenny General Hospital to open to walk-in patients today
Updated at 4.45pmFINANCE MINISTER MICHAEL Noonan has defended the Government’s actions last week in moving to restore its majority on the banking inquiry, saying the surprise move was necessary to reverse the “stroke” performed by Fianna Fáil.Opposition senators succeeded in adding Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry to the inquiry team two weeks ago, after a number of government senators missed a crucial vote of the Seanad selection committee.But the Government restored its majority last Thursday by adding two senators — leading to uproar in the upper chamber, as the Taoiseach was compared to Hitler over the move by one senator. Speaking to reporters today, Noonan insisted that the Taoiseach had simply sought to re-establish the status quo.He said the coalition had no intention of the inquiry becoming a “politically directed committee”.Maintaining the vote last week was “not a huge issue”, Noonan said it was simply the reversal “of what was a stroke pulled by the opposition”.Fianna Fáil pulled a stroke because Labour senators were absent, and fair dues to them.Responding to comments by FF leader Michéal Martin earlier today that a cheaper, faster and more effective banking enquiry could be established by having a judge look into the events, Noonan stressed it was important that the hearings be held in public.He said there was a necessity “for the public, through their representatives, to establish the facts”.‘Stop digging’This afternoon, Martin disputed Noonan’s claims.Far from participating in any sort of stroke, Fianna Fáil have been relentless in our co-operation with other parties and independents. There was no agreement on who should represent the Seanad, which is what necessitated the meeting in the first instance.“The Government has got itself into a hole and it really needs to stop digging,” he said.Martin added that the accusations were “unfounded” accusations and served “only to undermine the personal credibility of the ministers involved and further damage the inquiry”.‘Not driven by government’Speaking in Lebanon today, Kenny again stressed that the inquiry would not be “driven by government”.The Taoiseach said that the committee had independence to decide the terms of references, who it will interview and what areas it needs to “explore”.This is a different kind of committee. It is the first of the committees under the new legislation. It is not driven by government. It does not operate to a mandate or directions or instructions from government.“For instance, the Fine Gael members who attend the committee have absolute freedom in the context of voting with the committee in terms of what they want to do,” Kenny said.Donnelly replacementMeanwhile, the Technical Group meets tomorrow to decide which of its members to nominate to replace Stephen Donnelly, who quit the inquiry at the weekend.Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins, who is expected to replace him, indicated he would be open to taking the role, but said he would make a final decision before tomorrow’s meeting.“Obviously a lot has happened, so I imagine people will want to discuss it again and that makes sense,” Higgins told TheJournal.ie.“I need to discuss it with a few people in the Socialist Party definitively.”Higgins said it was essential that the hearings take place in public so that people who were at the centre of decisions being could be questioned “and allow people to draw their own conclusions”.I think there’s strong merit in that argument.Regarding his potential membership, he said:The idea that you have a committee that’s hugely dominated by political establishment — and you’ve one austerity-critical person in there at the moment as I understand it — the question is would ordinary people out there want strongly critical voices in there.Sinn FéínElsewhere, Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has said that he will not follow Donnelly in pulling out of the inquiry.But he has restated that Sinn Féin wants to remove two senators who were added last week.“It’s my intention that the inquiry should go ahead. I want to be part of that inquiry, I want to be there in the room asking questions,” Doherty told TheJournal.ie this morning.He said that pulling Sinn Féin out of the inquiry would collapse it, adding that this is not in the public interest.The Donegal South West deputy has written to Fine Gael senator Michael D’Arcy and Labour senator Susan O’Keeffe asking them to take themselves off the committee.D’Arcy maintained this morning that he is not a full member of the committee and has only been asked to participate in the setting of its terms of reference.But Doherty wants him and O’Keeffe gone, saying:In my view that is the only way it will allow the committee to enjoy public confidence again. It will be very difficult to carry out our work under the environment we’re in at this time.He insisted that it was no reflection on the senators themselves, but said he would be prepared to say it to them face-to-face at the inquiry’s first meeting this Thursday.“I will make it clear to them on Thursday that it’s nothing personal.”Doherty also accused Fianna Fáíl of acting “outside the spirit of the establishment” of the committee but said he didn’t blame the other opposition party for doing so.“The real problem is the reaction of the government. What they did has completely undermined the committee,” he added.Additional reporting by Daragh Brophy and Órla Ryan. First posted at 10.39am‘The gun is still on the table’: Donnelly won’t return to banking inquiryRead: Whips will not be imposed on Fine Gael and Labour members of banking inquiry
Dauphins : un cortège funèbre devant l’ambassade danoise dénonce les massacres opérés aux îles Féroé Paris, France – C’est en portant le cercueil d’un bébé dauphin que des dizaines de manifestants se sont réunis jeudi devant l’ambassade du Danemark à Paris. Ils entendaient ainsi dénoncer le massacre des cétacés orchestré chaque année aux îles Féroé.Le cadavre de ce petit dauphin a été rapporté de l’archipel danois par des responsables de la Fondation Bardot et de l’ONG Sea Shepherd, qui y ont mené une opération cet été. Il a été découvert dans un cimetière marin, prés d’autres cadavres de cétacés tués lors d’un “grind”, une pratique ancestrale consistant a tirer les dauphins hors de l’eau avec des crochets enfoncés dans l’évent des animaux. Les dauphins sont ensuite ramenés sur une plage où ils sont tués au couteau.Chaque été, ce sont entre 700 et 1.000 dauphins noirs qui seraient ainsi tués aux îles Féroé, selon cette pratique qui remonte à l’époque viking. Les autorités assurent que la chair des dauphins constitue un complément alimentaire indispensable. Mais d’après les défenseurs des cétacés, les importants taux de mercure concentrés dans les globicéphales les rendent impropres à la consommation. Et de souligner que les nombreux cadavres retrouvés entiers prouvent qu’ils n’ont pas été tués pour être mangés.Si les Iles Féroé sont dotées d’un gouvernement autonome, les deux ONG estiment le Danemark complice de ce massacre des dauphins. La pays accorde en effet des subventions à l’archipel, disposant donc d’un sérieux moyen de pression qui pourrait mettre un terme à ces pratiques barbares ancestrales. Le 1 octobre 2010 à 15:19 • Emmanuel Perrin
The great Zlatan Ibrahimovic feel very sorry for not being able to produce more for Manchester United and playing for the club at a later stage of his career.All the fans that got to watch and enjoy Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s career in Europe from start to finish, know very well how good the striker was in his better years, all but the Manchester United fans at least. When the Swedish striker player for clubs like Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, and even at PSG, his level was at the very top amongst the best strikers in the world. By the time the Red Devils attempted to sign Ibrahimovic, it was a little late in his career and he doesn’t feel like he delivered the Zlatan we all knew from his best form.? “I think the boss has something going on. We will keep that a secret!”#MUFC #MUTOUR— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 24, 2018Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Then there was also that nasty knee injury he suffered on his first season playing with United, that prompted a very short-lived career with the English club and left the fans thirsty for more Zlatan goals after scoring 28 goals in his first 46 appearances. Now that the Red Devils are visiting Los Angeles for the summer tour, the LA Galaxy striker has already visited his former team and spoken to the club’s communication staff about the best moments he lived in the club. However, Zlatan does have some regrets.“I feel sorry for the fans – if they’d seen me younger, they’d have seen a different lion. For the Premier League, it would have been dangerous, as I would have eaten them for breakfast; instead, I took them for lunch. But I came: they wanted me, I gave them me and I took over. Been there and done that. I would need more time to explain my feelings but let’s start with a big thanks to everybody – what they did was amazing and I hope they are as happy as I am.“I gave as much as I could for as long as I could; when I got injured, I got support in a different way. They always stood behind me and my team-mates. “They are special: everywhere I see red, I think about United. It will remain in history and my career; when I look back at my time with United, I will do it with a smile. I wish them all the best in the future,” Zlatan told the Manchester United website.
Prime minister Sheikh HasinaPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday directed members of Bangladesh Army to keep a constant vigil to face any “internal and external threats” to safeguard the country’s constitution and sovereignty.“You will have to always remain ready to face any ‘internal or external threats’ unitedly to protect the sacred constitution and sovereignty of the motherland,” she said.The prime minister was addressing the “national standard” handing over ceremony of the Bangladesh Infantry Regiments (BIR)-7th, 8th, 9th and 10th at Shaheed Colonel Anis Parade Ground at Rajshahi Cantonment Sunday morning.She handed over the national standard to the commander of the respective regiments.A smartly turned out contingent of Bangladesh Army presented the salute to the prime minister through a spectacular parade.Along with chief of army staff general Aziz Ahmed and the parade commander, the prime minister reviewed the parade riding on a decorated open jeep.Describing Bangladesh Army as an asset of the country and a symbol of the confidence and the trust of the people, the prime minister also asked its members to be more professionally-efficient and welfare-minded with social and religious values.“Bangladesh Army is our asset and a symbol of confidence and trust of the people…so, you will have to be more competent, efficient, honest and welfare-minded being imbued with social and religious values to achieve desired standard of professionalism,” she said.Noting that her government always received constant support of the army to serve the people, Sheikh Hasina expressed her firm belief that the army will stand beside the people whenever it will be necessary during the running of the state by the present government.The premier said the members of Bangladesh Army played an important role in upholding the democratic trend of the country by performing their responsibilities with utmost sincerity in the 11th Jatiya Sangsad polls.“I extend my thanks to you and I also express gratitude to the people for the opportunity to form the government for the fourth time and the third consecutive term,” she said.The premier said her government always wants to run the country as the servants of the people, never rulers.Mentioning that the government is pledge-bound to build a modern and all-round armed forces, Sheikh Hasina said for this the government has framed the Forces Goal-2030 which is being implemented in phases.As part of it, she said, new infantry divisions, brigades, units and training centres were established. Besides, three new divisions were formed in the army, she also said.The prime minister said her government has established para commando brigade for the first time, while MLRS and Missile Regiment have also been added to the army for further strengthening the country’s air defence system.Besides, the present government has strengthened operational capability of the army to a great extent through inducting various modern war equipment, helicopters and modern infantry gazettes to keep pace with the developed world, she added.Referring to her government’s steps for women’s empowerment, the prime minister said the government took an epoch making decision to get female officers and soldiers enrolled to the army.Sheikh Hasina said in continuation of the initiative, appointing female pilots for the first time in the history of the army opened up a new horizon.The prime minister recalled that despite economic constraints, the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman took steps to establish strong armed forces in the country.At the directives of Bangabandhu, she said, Bangladesh Military Academy was founded in Cumilla Cantonment in 1972.Sheikh Hasina said Bangabandhu framed the defence policy in 1974 by realizing the necessity of a developed and professional army.The premier said in the light of Bangabandhu’s far-reaching defence policy, a process for modernisation of the army is underway. Today, Bangladesh Army has been elevated to a dignified position at home and abroad, she said.Sheikh Hasina said that in order to infuse more dynamism into the Infantry Division, her government for the first time established its second regiment alongside the East Bengal Regiment. “I approved in principle the formation of Bangladesh Infantry Regiment in 1999 and formally hoisted its flag in April 2001,” she said.The prime minister said Bangladesh Infantry Regiment is the first regiment established after independence. There are 43 units including two para commando battalions in the regiment, she said.“The members of the regiment have a good reputation at home and abroad and I hope that they will continue to uphold this reputation,” she added.Sheikh Hasina said her government has taken all kinds of steps to build Bangladesh Infantry Regimental Centre as a modern training centre. The work on increasing training and administrative facilities is underway, she said.Besides safeguarding the country’s independence and sovereignty, she said, the army has engaged themselves in the nation building programmes.“Due to your professional efficiency, the important responsibility of supervising work on the Padma Bridge and the construction work of Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive, the Hatirjheel Project in Dhaka and Mohipal Flyover in Feni was given to you,” she said.Sheikh Hasina said the army members at different foreign missions are bringing honour and dignity through sacrifice, dutifulness andprofessionalism which has further brightened Bangladesh’s image abroad.She said the flag is a symbol of independence, sovereignty, honour and dignity. “So it’s a responsibility of all soldiers to protect the dignity of the flag,” she said.The prime minister said earning ability of getting the national flag by any unit is a matter of rare honour and pride. “The national flag, a symbol of independence and sovereignty, has been handed over to you and I extend my heartiest congratulations to BIR-7,8,9 and 10 for achieving this honour and glory,” she said.“You’ll have to remain always prepared to protect the dignity of the flag which you have received as recognition to your work with efficiency, hard exercise and dutifulness,” she said.Earlier on her arrival at the venue, the prime minister was received by chief of army staff general Aziz Ahmed and GOC and area commander of the army and the Commandant of the Bangladesh Infantry Regimental Centre.Ministers, advisers to the prime minister, parliament members, the chiefs of navy and air force, former army chiefs, foreign diplomats and high civil and military officials were present on the occasion.
Xulhas-TonoyThe Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Sunday submitted a charge-sheet to the home ministry for its approval in a case filed over the killing of LGBT magazine editor Xulhaz Mannan and his friend Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy, reports UNB.The investigation agency brought charges against eight people over the double murder and placed the charge-sheet before the ministry as it needs prior approval before submitting it to the court, said DMP deputy commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman.Four of the accused — Mozammel Hossain alias Saimon, 25, Media head and member of intelligence wing of banned Islamic outfit Ansar Al Islam, Md Arafat Rahman, 24, coordinator of military wing of Ansar Al Islam, Md Sheikh Abdullah, 27, and member of military wing of the militant group Asadullah, 25, are behind the bars.Four others have been on the run and they are Syed Md Ziaul Huq alias Major Zia (sacked army major), 42, Akram Hossain, 30, Sabbirul Haque Chowdhury, 26, and Md Zunaid Ahmad alias Maulana Zuned alias Zunaid, 26.During investigation, the CTTC found direct involvement of 13 people into the double murder. Of them, five were excluded from the charge-sheet as their full names and addresses were not found during investigation.The four arrested accused have already given statements before the court, confessing their involvement in the murder.Xulhaz Mannan, editor of LGBT magazine Roopbaan, and his friend MahbubTonoy, an activist of theatre group Loknatya Dal, were hacked to death by some unidentified miscreants at an apartment in the capital’s Kalabagan area on 25 April, 2016.A case was filed with Kalabagan police station on the same day in this connection.Primarily, Detective Branch (DB) investigated the double murder. Later, the CTTC unit took the onus of probe and arrested four suspects in connection with the killings.
Technology | December 07, 2009 Health Screening Suite Offers Cardiac Calcium Scoring, Echo Stress News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… 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. 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The suite allows easy creation of a report with images the patient can take home with them.Cardiac calcium scoring uses a CT scan of the heart and arteries to detect the buildup of calcium in plaque on the walls of the coronary arteries. While no guidelines currently exist for recommending screening for calcium buildup, a 2007 ACC/AHA Clinical Expert Consensus judged that it may be reasonable to consider using CAC measurement in asymptomatic patients with intermediate risk for CAD. The committee also recognized that evidence suggests patients considered low risk for CAD by virtue of atypical cardiac symptoms may benefit from cardiac calcium scoring to help rule out the presence of obstructive CAD.A stress test helps a physician determine the amount of stress that a patient’s heart can manage before developing either an abnormal rhythm or evidence of ischemia. A stress echocardiogram is often used to visualize motion of the heart’s walls and pumping action after it has been stressed. 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Air China B747. Image by Dtom (Own work) via Wikimedia CommonsThe NSW Government has announced its first co-operative marketing agreement with Air China, aimed at generating additional visitor growth to Sydney and Regional NSW from the State’s number one international source market.Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the marketing agreement will help deliver more opportunities to showcase the State and the NSW tourism industry to visitors from China.“We are delighted to be working with Air China, through our tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, bringing even more Chinese visitors to our fantastic city and surrounding NSW regions,” Mr Ayres said.“In the year ended December 2015, NSW welcomed nearly 567,000 Chinese visitors, who for the second time, spent over $2 billion in NSW, at $2.3 billion.“This agreement demonstrates the NSW Government is focused on increasing visitation from China which is our number one inbound tourism market. We look forward to welcoming many more Chinese visitors to our State.”Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said the agreement will run in partnership with key Air China travel trade partners who will work with Destination NSW to develop and promote Sydney and Regional NSW itineraries and packages.“Destination NSW is focussed on expanding the China market and encouraging more Chinese visitors to fly directly to Sydney, and then on to discover the outstanding experiences Regional NSW has to offer,” Ms Chipchase said.“There are many wonderful regional destinations within a short drive or flight from Sydney for Chinese visitors to explore such as our world-class food and wine, golf courses, nature experiences, attractions and local festivals and events.”The agreement will include the promotion of travel offers to Sydney and Regional NSW through Air China’s ‘Phoenix Miles’ Frequent Flyer program which has over 36.38 million members, targeting the Silver/Gold and Platinum members. Destination NSWSource = Destination NSW
Grafton Jacaranda FestivalSpring turns New South Wales purple for Jacaranda SeasonNSW is bursting with Spring colour as wildflowers bloom and Sydney counts down to the start of its famous annual Jacaranda Season which sees the city bathed in a sea of purple blossoms.NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said, “Right now NSW is experiencing an abundance of colour, with wildflowers, orchards and gardens blooming. Visitors can see cherry trees blossoming in their thousands in Young, paddocks of golden canola in the Riverina, and stunning displays of tulips in the Southern Highlands.”“Each year more and more visitors travel to NSW for its famous Jacaranda Season that creates a natural spectacle when the trees bloom purple in late October to November. Grafton alone has 2,000 trees and the annual Grafton Jacaranda Festival is the longest running flower festival in Australia,” he said.Here are some tips of where to see NSW’s stunning jacarandas:Grafton: The historic town of Grafton located alongside the Clarence River on NSW’s North Coast, is home to the Grafton Jacaranda Festival, taking place from 28 October to 5 November 2017. Highlights include the coronation of a jacaranda queen, a street parade with themed floats, markets, live performances and fireworksNorth Shore: Pack a picnic and head to Kirribilli, Lavender Bay, Greenwich, Waverton, Hunters Hill, Woolwich, Longueville and Wollstonecraft for a long, lazy lunch under the trees Eastern Suburbs: Head to Oxford Street, Glenmore Road and Five Ways in Paddington which always have a great selection to view. Nearby Woollahra and Double Bay also boast stunning lilac huesSydney City: Take a do-it-yourself jacaranda walking tour through the city starting at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, passing through Circular Quay and The Rocks. View the stunning trees set against the backdrop of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour and historic cobblestone streets of The RocksInner Sydney: An absolute must is a visit to the giant jacaranda tree at the University of Sydney. This tree is one of Sydney’s most famous jacarandas and well worth a visit during the season. Neighbouring suburbs of Glebe, Camperdown and Erskineville are also worth exploring.Beyond famous jacarandas, NSW is filled with stunning displays of wild flowers, orchards and gardens in bloom. Here are just some ideas for a spring road trip in NSW:Oberon: Mayfield Garden is inspired by grand English country garden estates and is one of the world’s largest, privately-owned, cool-climate gardens. The café and produce store serves a delicious paddock to plate menu, with much of the produce from Mayfield’s own chicken shed, orchards and veggie patches. During the annual Spring Festival, 19-29 October, visitors get to see the normally private grounds, beyond section of Mayfield Garden which is open year round.Blue Mountains: The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah the garden will celebrate its 30th birthday party and will be transformed into ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ on the 11-12 November, with musicians, singers, dancers and poets, plus plant-based installations, floral art display, floating artworks and sculpture.Cowra: The Cowra Japanese Gardens showcases traditional elements of Japanese culture and beautiful cherry blossom displays throughout spring.Central Coast: Lovers of the delicate flannel flower, named for its soft wool-like texture, should head for the Flannel Flower walking track on the NSW Central Coast near Wagstaffe. This 3km walk connects Tallow and Lobster beaches along a track full of flannel flowers with their distinctive white petals. The track also meanders through an angophora forest, before depositing walkers at the Lobster Point lookout with commanding views along the coast.Riverina: The Canola Trail in the Riverina in Spring takes visitors through idyllic country towns and villages, bursting with life, great food and wine, and history, all while surrounded by the breathtaking, bright yellow pastures and hillsides of canola flowers. Just north of Wagga Wagga, the trail takes in the idyllic towns and shires of Junee, Temora and Coolamon. Highlights include the Temora Aviation Museum, Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory and Coolamon Cheese.Hunter: Werakata National Park is a great place to see exceptional Spring wildflowers, including purple happy wanderers, yellow hairpin banksia and red mountain devil. Also look out for ground orchids and thyme honey myrtle.Port Macquarie: At the coastal Kattang Nature Reserve there are magnificent wildflower displays including boronia, flannel flower, everlasting daisy and wedding bush.Snowy Mountains: Once the snow melts at the end of Winter, high-altitude Kosciuszko National Park comes to life with purple eyebrights, yellow billy buttons and everlasting daisies.Share your jacaranda and spring flower sightings with us on social media by using the hashtag #ILoveSydney or #NewSouthWales.For more information visit www.sydney.com and www.visitnsw.comSource = Destination NSW
agentsOceania Cruiseswebinar Oceania Cruises, has announced its first-ever Oceania Expert Webinar Series, starting July through to August 2018, for travel agents in Australia and New Zealand.“We are thrilled to be able to bring our new webinar series to our valued trade partners in AUNZ, with the series being packed full of useful information and tips that will see attendees become an expert on all things Oceania Cruises,” said Mr. Steve McLaughlin, Vice President of Sales for Oceania Cruises.“The webinar series is specifically designed to demonstrate to agents how to best showcase what sets Oceania Cruises apart to their clients – such as our unique style of casual, upper-premium cruising, intimate ships exploring destination-rich itineraries and The Finest Cuisine at Sea™,” adds Mr. McLaughlin.The first webinar in the series, on Thursday 5th July at 1:30PM AEST, is an overview of the brand entitled ‘Oceania 101’. This will be followed by a range of webinars including ‘2020 World Cruise’ hosted by NSW/ACT Business Development Manager for Oceania Cruises, Martine Nunes, ‘Close to Home’ hosted by Vice President of Sales for Oceania Cruises, Steve McLaughlin and ‘Online Booking Engine’ hosted by QLD Business Development Manager for Oceania Cruises, James Sitters, to name but a few.“We look forward to our valued trade partners joining us for our first Oceania Expert Webinar Series. This is one of several new initiatives we are implementing to demonstrate our commitment to supporting our partners and investing in resources specifically designed to help them sell our sector leading product to their cruise clients,” said Mr. McLaughlin.To register for the next webinar, taking place on Thursday 12 July at 1:30PM AEST CLICK HERE.The Oceania Cruises marketing portal contains assets that travel agents can utilise to promote what they learn from the webinar series to their clients.