New Delhi, July 3 (PTI) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) today announced a 524-member contingent of athletes for the August 18-September 2 Asian Games in Indonesia where they will vie for medals in 36 disciplines. The contingent comprises 277 men and 247 women athletes. In the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, the Indian contingent featured 541 athletes across 28 disciplines. Eight new sports disciplines have been added where the country has shown promise. They are Karate, Kurash, Pencak Silat, Roller Skating, Sambo, Sepaktakraw, Triathlon and Soft Tennis. The other disciplines where India will take part in are Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Bowling, Canoe-Kayak (Sprint), Canoe-Kayak (Slalom), Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Gymnastics, Golf, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Karate, Kurash, Pencak Silat, Roller Skating, Rowing, Sailing, Sambo, Sepaktakraw, Shooting, Squash, Aquatics – Swimming, Aquatics – Diving, Tennis, Taekwondo, Triathlon, Soft Tennis, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling and Wushu.Athletics will have the highest number of representation with 52 eyeing for medals. In June, the IOA had submitted a provisional list to the Sports Ministry which had the names of 2370 athletes and officials. The final list has now been pruned down further to 524 athletes who have attained the qualification criteria in their respective disciplines.”The contingent has been selected keeping in mind the Indian Olympic Association’s long term vision of preparing and encouraging the most deserving athletes for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics based on them attaining qualification criteria,” said IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta.The IOA has decided against sending the men and women football teams this time as they are ineligible under the existing criteria set by the Olympic body. The decision has led to a controversy with All India Football Federation calling IOA’s decision “myopic”. PTI BSadvertisement BS ATAT
Lewis Hamilton produced a fantastic last lap to take pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettek finished fourth, behind third-placed Raikkonen.Hamilton’s brilliant show in the last lap sent Mercedes head of motorsport Toto Wolff into utter disbelief as he watched on from the from the team motor home. The Briton raced past Bottas’ time to secure a record-extending 77th pole position.Just moments earlier, Mercedes’s Formula One rivals Ferrari were 1-2 at the top of the leaderboard with Kimi Raikkonen ahead of Sebastian Vettel.Lewis Hamilton seals his fifth pole of 2018 and his sixth overall at the Hungaroring #HungarianGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/TkZ522i6z8Formula 1 (@F1) July 28, 2018Earlier on Saturday, the third and final practice was held in warm and sunny conditions, but by the time qualifying started there was rain, thunder and even some lightning.Ultimately, Mercedes made the most of it on a wet track.Hamilton was thrilled to lock front grid and said that the wet conditions helped Mercedes in the qualifiers.”It’s great for the team to have a one-two. We couldn’t have expected this,” said the 33-year-old, who leads Vettel by 17 points after 11 races in the battle of four times world champions.”Ferrari have been quickest all weekend and we were doing our best to catch up, but then the heavens opened and it was fair game.”It’s so tricky out there, at the beginning it was dry and then it got wetter so it was hard to say how much grip we had.”advertisementVettel had been fastest in Friday and Saturday practice, with track record times, and Red Bull also expected to be in the mix but Australian Daniel Ricciardo failed to make the cut in a tricky second phase and starts 12th.(With inputs from AP)
A group of nine seafarers from the Panama-flagged cargo ship Seccadi, who were left stranded on UK’s Mersey River for almost three weeks, have now returned home.The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency detained the ship on June 20 at a berth in the country’s Ellesmere Port, Liverpool, due to conditions on board.While the ship was given a layby berth at Manisty, the crew, which included Turkish, Indian and Azerbaijani nationals, remained locked in dispute with the vessel’s owner Voda Shipping of Turkey over pay and conditions, according to data provided by Liverpool Seafarers Centre (LSC).“The seafarers have been repatriated at the owner’s expense, avoiding deportation which was fast becoming a reality,” John Wilson, LSC chief executive, said.Following the crew’s repatriation, the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) lodged protests with Seccadi’s owners and the Panama ship registry over the conditions discovered onboard the vessel.
Improving patient access to quality colorectal cancer services in Nova Scotia is the focus of a five-year study by Nova Scotia researchers. Funding for this project, and six others across the country to study access to, and quality of, care for different types of cancer, was announced today, Aug. 24, by the federal government, through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Local funding partners include Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Department of Health, Capital Health, Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation and Dalhousie medical school. A $1.5-million grant, over the next five years, will enable Nova Scotia researchers to study patient access to care and the quality of treatment for colorectal cancer from diagnosis through surgery, treatment, follow-up care, advanced disease and palliative care. Researchers will also analyze access to care for two potentially vulnerable groups: adults with mental illness and children and youth. Using data from the Nova Scotia Cancer Registry and other Nova Scotia databases, researchers will develop methods and tools to measure access to, and quality of, colorectal cancer services at every stage to better understand how to improve the system. Health Minister Chris d’Entremont said the complexities of cancer issues requires teamwork to find solutions. “This project is a fine example of how, by sharing our expertise and resources, we can accomplish something together that we would not have each been able to do on our own,” Mr. d’Entremont said. “The fact that Nova Scotia was one on the two largest studies funded speaks to the high caliber of cancer research in this province.” Dr. Eva Grunfeld, principal investigator for the study, professor, Dalhousie University, and director Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, said it is an important study for Nova Scotians. “Its findings will provide researchers, doctors, other health professionals and decision and policy makers with better information to guide decisions which support improved access to quality cancer services throughout the province,” Dr. Grunfeld said. “For Canada’s government, ensuring Canadians get the cancer care they need, when they need it, is central to a stronger, safer, better Canada,” said Parliamentary Secretary for Health Steven Fletcher. “This initiative provides additional support to the government’s commitment to work with the provinces and territories to develop patient wait-times guarantees.” Dr. Alan Bernstein, president of the CIHR, said the study could play a key role in improving care. “Capacity building, improved dialogue and information sharing within all areas of the health-care system are crucial for reasonable and timely access to health care in all areas and communities across Canada,” said Dr. Bernstein. The selected CIHR teams had a rigorous peer-review process before being approved and exemplify CIHR’s comprehensive, problem-based approach to funding excellence in health research. Funds will be distributed over the next five years to the seven teams. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is the government of Canada’s agency for health research. CIHR’s mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health-care system. Composed of 13 institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 11,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada. Cancer Care Nova Scotia is a program of the Department of Health, created to reduce the burden of cancer on individuals, families and the health-care system through prevention, screening, education and research. FOR BRAODCAST USE: Improving patient access to quality colorectal cancer services in Nova Scotia is the focus of a five-year study by Nova Scotia researchers. Funding for this project, and six others across the country to study access to, and quality of care for, different types of cancer was announced today (August 24th) by the federal government, through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Local funding partners include Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Department of Health, Capital Health, Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation and Dalhousie medical school. A $1.5-million grant, over the next five years, will enable Nova Scotia researchers to study patient access to, and quality of, treatment and care. This includes diagnosis, surgery, treatment, follow-up care, advanced disease and palliative care. Researchers will also analyze access to care in two potentially vulnerable groups: adults with mental illness and children and youth. -30-
OTTAWA – The Royal Canadian Mint says an employee has been fired after about two kilograms of gold was discovered missing from its facility in Ottawa.Spokeswoman Alison Crawford says the gold, worth about $110,000 at current prices, was discovered missing last month during an internal inventory.Crawford says an employee was terminated following an internal investigation and administrative review and the RCMP was called in to investigate.She says the mint will make no further comment as the matter is under police investigation.Crawford says large amounts of precious materials are handled at the mint’s facilities, but says incidents of this nature are very uncommon.In a previous incident, an employee stole gold “pucks” from the mint by hiding them in his rectum to evade metal detectors.Leston Lawrence was sentenced in February 2017 to 30 months in prison, and was ordered to pay $190,000 in restitution.
Advertisement TORONTO – Civic Theatres Toronto announces a strategic partnership with Meridian, Ontario’slargest credit union and third largest in Canada, which includes the naming rights for two iconic Toronto cultural properties. Meridian is committing $30.75-million over 15 years to the partnership, one of the largest agreements of its kind in the arts and culture community in Canada. Civic Theatres Toronto also announces the rebranding of the organization to TO Live and the launching of the TO Live Foundation to encourage community engagement.Meridian Partnership:The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and the Toronto Centre for the Arts will respectively become Meridian Hall and Meridian Arts Centre as of September 15, 2019.In addition to exclusive naming rights for the venues, the expansive partnership will include Meridian branding and content fully integrated into the venues, as well as the Centres’ digital and promotional platforms. Login/Register With: Advertisement See ya, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. As of September, the facility will be known as Meridian Hall. “We are very excited about this new partnership with Meridian,” said Clyde Wagner, President and CEO of TO Live. “It was important for us to find a partner whose values align so closely with ours and who share a commitment to building strong and enduring communities. Meridian is a natural fit for TO Live and an ideal partner to help achieve our vision for arts and culture in Toronto.”“Today’s announcement demonstrates Meridian’s commitment to improving the lives and wellbeing of the communities we serve, so it is only fitting that we partner with the city’s best-in-class arts and cultural establishments,” said Bill Maurin, President and CEO of Meridian. “We are thrilled to enter this long-term partnership to help enrich the cultural vibrancy of the city, province and country.”Over the last four years, Meridian has doubled its presence in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, opening 19 new locations and significantly driving the organization’s growth. This new partnership amplifies Meridian’s ongoing commitment to supporting culturally rich and diverse communities.“City building is at its best when private and public sectors unite in a common vision”, said Robert Foster, Board Chair of TO Live. “Meridian’s commitment to the arts and culture sector reflects the importance for businesses to invest and connect with local communities.”“This has been a project long in the works and I believe it is the right and logical next step forward for our theatres,” said Mayor John Tory. “This new partnership will help build our community and ensure our theatres are strong, vibrant, creative places in our city.”Civic Theatres Toronto is rebranding to become TO Live, effective immediately.The new name, the result of a public naming competition held last year, reflects the evolution of the organization and its goal of becoming Canada’s leading multi-arts centre, inspiring both local and international artists to connect and engage with the diverse Toronto arts community.TO Live launches the TO Live Foundation in support of the community’s cultural properties.The new TO Live Foundation is integral to achieving this goal through support for arts and culture activities, enriching and strengthening communities, and encouraging Torontonians to participate in the preservation and promotion of the city’s cultural assets.TO Live acknowledges the longstanding support of the City of Toronto and the incredible commitment of Sony of Canada Ltd. over the past decade and into fall of 2019.TO Live also extends its gratitude to BLOK design for its work on the new TO Live brand and A&C who worked with TO Live and Meridian to develop the partnership.The announcements were made at a press conference at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on January 21, 2019.To learn more about the announcement, please visit www.tolive.com.About TO LivePreviously known as Civic Theatres Toronto, TO Live is one of the city’s largest multi-arts organizations, operating three iconic venues and presenting a full range of performing arts, theatrical and concert events in both downtown and uptown Toronto at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and the Toronto Centre for the Arts. With two hubs of creativity and content creation in both downtown and uptown Toronto, TO Live has a unique place and perspective in Toronto. The mission of TO Live is to activate creative spaces by inspiring local and international artists, connect audiences and to be the nexus for new ideas, elevate artistic potential, and be the catalyst for creative expression that is reflective of Toronto’s diversity.About MeridianWith over 75 years of banking history, Meridian is Ontario’s largest credit union and the third largest in Canada, helping to grow the lives of its more than 300,000 Members. Meridian has $20.6 billion in assets under management, as of November 30, 2018, and delivers a full range of financial services online, by phone, by mobile and through a network of 91 branches across Ontario and commercial banking services in 11 locations. Meridian Members have access to the THE EXCHANGE® Network, with more than 3,500 no-fee ABMs across Canada and 500,000 ABMs in the United States. 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Rabat- The production team of the 24th James Bond film, featuring Daniel Craig as fictional British service agent, will reportedly film scenes from the movie in Morocco. According to comicbook website, most of the filming of the upcoming James Bond movie is set to take place in Pinewood Studios in England, but there will also be shooting in Austria, Rome, and possibly Morocco.The film will start principal photography on December 6, 2014 with Daniel Craig playing 007 for the fourth time. Bond24 is scheduled to be released on October 23, 2015 in the UK and November 6 2015 in the U.S.Over the years, Morocco has become a favorite film destination acclaimed by a number of successful Hollywood film-makers. One of the American movies filmed in Morocco is “Son of God,” which was released last February.
After intensive, down-to-the-wire negotiations, the United Nations General Assembly today concluded its 59th annual session by approving the text of the draft outcome documentthat will be considered by some 150 leaders attending the 2005 World Summit that opens tomorrow at UN Headquarters in New York.The draft declaration would have Heads of State and Government reaffirm “the importance of an effective multilateral system, in accordance with international law,” to address multifaceted threats and challenges facing the world today.The document would also have them reaffirm their commitment to eradicate poverty and promote sustained economic growth, sustainable development and global prosperity for all.”It is hoped that the decisions that will be taken at the Summit will prove to be a decisive turning point for the United Nations,” said outgoing Assembly President Jean Ping of Gabon, as he wrapped up the 191-member body’s work.With Secretary-General Kofi Annan in attendance, he told the Assembly that the 59th session was a particularly busy one, as its end coincided with the 60th anniversary of the UN and beginning of the Summit, officially known as the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly.The 59th Assembly thus had to do its normal business, he said, as well as prepare for this historical meeting which “will affect the identity and shape of our common future.””More than half a century after the founding of the United Nations in 1945, it indeed was crucial for the international community to examine, in-depth, the state of our world,” he said. “This is why the GA spent many meetings discussing the great problems of our times and in seeking appropriate solutions matching the expectations of our peoples.”To that end, he said, delegates worked tirelessly trying to reach consensus between divergent views on how to achieve greater development, peace and security, and the protection of human rights.In regard to the declaration on reform and development, Mr. Ping concluded: “After this long and difficult process of consultation and negotiation, we have proposed a document to be submitted to our heads of State and Government, for them to take the important decisions on the process of reforming the Organization and on the new configuration we want to give our world.”
“It is now our common responsibility to ask for urgent action to end grave violations against children and to dedicate the necessary attention and resources to reach our objective,” said Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, in a press release marking the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, observed every 12 February since 2002.“I invite everyone to start thinking about child soldiers as boys and girls we collectively failed to protect,” she added.According to the UN, tens of thousands of boys and girls are associated with armed forces and groups in conflicts in more than 20 countries around the world. In the most recent annual report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict, 56 of the 57 parties to conflict identified for grave violations against children are named because they are recruiting and using child soldiers.Ms. Zerrougui underscored that children are sent to the frontlines as combatants, but many are also used in functions that put their lives in danger, such as cooks, porters, spies and informants. During their association with armed groups or forces, children are exposed to high levels of violence. Moreover, when they are captured or arrested for alleged association with armed groups, too often children are not treated primarily as victims and denied the protection guaranteed by international norms and standards of juvenile justice.“We still face huge challenges to protect children in times of war, but our work and advocacy has led to an emerging consensus among the world’s nations that boys and girls do not belong in national security forces in conflict or in any armed group,” said Ms. Zerrougui.In 1996, the Special Representative’s mandate was created following the realization that children were the primary victims of armed conflict. Twenty years later, Ms. Zerrougui said the international community’s engagement has resulted in a strong framework and concrete tools to engage with parties to conflict and address the violations committed against children during conflict.In 2014, the campaign Children, Not Soldiers was launched by the Special Representative and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support the remaining eight states – Afghanistan, Chad, Myanmar, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen – identified by the Secretary-General for the recruitment of children in their security forces.So far, Chad has put in place all the measures required to prevent the recruitment of children and was removed from the Secretary-General’s list. This year, work continues to support the seven remaining countries to put in place the required measures to protect boys and girls from recruitment and use, the Special Representative said.According to the press release, children in Iraq and Syria remain vulnerable to recruitment because of the proliferation of armed groups and advances by ISIL, whereas in South Sudan, children continue to suffer the consequences of a brutal conflict and high levels of recruitment and use are being seen.In Yemen, the recruitment and use of children by all parties to the conflict has become widespread since the escalation of conflict in March 2015, the Special Representative said.
If you watch the old documentaries about Graham Taylor and Bobby Robson, one thing that strikes you straight away is the level of access the media had in those days.The managers had no press officer, no assistants, no physical or administrative layer between them and the tabloid hacks. Taylor and Robson thought being polite and reasonable would help generate respect between all parties. We now know that didn’t work, and the mid 90s saw a rapid change in the way footballers and the media communicated with each other.It started with their national team, but quickly spread to their other major sports including cricket, and rugby. Professional outfits in Ireland soon followed suit, putting structure to their media relations, providing media training for their players, restraining the more talkative ones, putting a spin on the message, and generally adding a layer of blandness to everything.©INPHO/Dan SheridanBecause we’re so close to England, and because football is the dominant sport, we have now accepted this is the only way to do things. The truth is, every country and every sport has a different attitude to the press. After Six Nations games the French players will spend up to an hour talking to the print journalists, usually in a back and forth conversational style. In the week of a test match the Australian squad are sent into a room full of journalists and told to go and mingle. In Italy they will, on occasion, dine together.There seems to be a belief in this country that if you talk too much, you will be punished by some kind of sporting karma. When it first became obvious Ronan O’Gara was a straight talker, Munster and Ireland fans braced themselves for the inevitable stumble. It never happened, because there is no relationship between honesty and failure, as proven by Roy Keane, Keith Wood, Derval O’Rourke, Harrington and many others.Rob Penney comes from Canterbury, where they’ve nothing to hide, because the region knows nothing but success. He has been forthright since the day he arrived in Munster, setting out his gameplan and his ambitions for the team. He has sometimes bristled at criticism, but has never hidden his feelings.In admitting after the Edinburgh loss that ‘it’s always a worrying sign when you walk into a changing room and there’s not a lot of noise, not a lot of excitement there’ and that ‘mental application was nowhere near what it needed to be’, he has, undoubtedly, broken new ground.It’s one thing to debate the respective merits of old and new Munster, but another to proclaim the desire wasn’t there. Given the province he now works for, where everything has been built on the premise that hard work and humility will conquer all, this will come as a huge blow to the fans. Telling Munster their work ethic is suspect is like telling a comedian he’s not funny.TruthThere is a growing consensus this week, then, that Penney should have kept quiet, that this is the very time you keep things in-house. If it’s the truth, though, then he’s right to say it. He’s a smart man and will understand the consequences of his actions. He knows this could have a greater impact on the intended targets when said in public rather than in private, and he already said the coaches tried everything they could at half time to create a spark, but the players didn’t respond. ‘We’re gonna look through the video obviously and there’s gonna be a lot of people walking and not excited about getting into position and that is really disappointing. You gotta love what you do, and today there was no love there‘– Rob Penney speaking to SkySports after Edinburgh 29 – 23 Munster. The team showed against Leinster and at stages last year that they’ve huge potential, so why isn’t that being shown week after week. Paul O’Connell and Donnacha Ryan could sense this poor performance coming from early in the game.©INPHO/Dan SheridanIn the first half they could be seen shouting at members of the backline, and consulted each other about how to turn the tide. Penney might be deliberately touching on a longer term issue here, and maybe he wants the fans to know whats happening.There are lots of interesting things to discuss about Penney’s performance as a coach against Edinburgh – where were the backline moves, what happened the lineout, why did the props receive more passes in the game than a lively looking Keith Earls?In the long-term though, Penney will be judged on his results. After the misery of Murrayfield they will play with a special Munster style fury in Thomond, and that will probably be enough to get a win. Yet no matter what happens against Gloucester, the result will not be impacted by what their head coach said to a reporter last weekend.Connacht need to back up Saracens display to show real progressThe IRFU says it has opened contract talks with Sean O’Brien
Making your own music might not be that hard, but making your own electronic instrument? That’s a job for the Raspberry Pi. As the DIY platform du jour, there is almost no end to the cool projects people are doing with the RasPi these days. In the BeetBox, Scott Garner combined the $35 computer with some touch sensors, a wooden enclosure, and, of course, some beets in order to make this wonderfully clever instrument.As you can seen in the video Garner opted for the less popular, but more aesthetically pleasing golden beet for this build. These were paired with a capacitive touch sensor, which responds to a the touch of a person’s hand, which in turn works with an amplifier insider the wooden box below. The box spits out noises, just as if it was a person beat boxing. (Apparently that’s still a thing?)The source code, which is pretty simple Python, is available on Github, as are the audio files used in the video. They could easily be swapped out for other .wav files if you wanted to customize the instrument. Some of the heavy lifting on the code front was done by pygame, which was designed for building games in Python but in this case Garner used its audio mixer module to handle the sound files. Press a beet and a kick drum, snare, clap, or cymbal sound fires off — it’s a simple as it is fun.No instructions were included for replicating the hardware, but Garner did note that he used a MPR121 capacitive touch sensor, a homebrew amplifier based on the Texas Instruments LM386, and the Raspberry Pi to tie it all together. The wooden box was a homebrew job of Garner’s own design.More at Beetbox
Breaking news. Deadlines. Making budgets. There’s no doubt about it: Magazine publishing can be a seriously stressful career. I’m just happy that Moffitt chilled out, and rediscovered his “inner life.” Maybe this is a book we all should read … People leave magazine publishing all the time and for all sorts of reasons. Some want to spend more time with their family. Some want to go back to school. Some leave to start their own business. Others devote themselves to Buddhism after feeling “exiled” from his own heart.Like Phillip Moffitt who left Esquire, and the industry, in 1987 after an apparently stressful stint as CEO and editor-in-chief, to devote himself to what he calls “the inner life.” In the two decades since, he has been ordained a Buddhist priest and, in 1991, founded the Life Balance Institute, a non-profit organization devoted to the study and practice of spiritual values. (He didn’t leave the industry altogether. From 1998 to 2005 he penned a bi-monthly column for Yoga Journal called “Dharma Wisdom.”)Now, Moffitt is taking his spiritual message to the bookshelves. Out last month on Rodale Press is Moffitt’s 352-page Dancing with Life, in which he delves into the deep understanding of the Four Noble Truths, which was Buddha’s first teaching after “he found freedom from his own suffering,” Moffitt says on his Web site.In the book’s introduction, Moffitt writes that while serving the dual roles of CEO and editor of Esquire he “felt exiled from my own heart.”
By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRONew York-based actress/writer/producer/curator/dancer Chelsea Harrison may have completed the beloved Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program more than a decade ago, but she credits it with teaching her how to research historic figures she portrays in her one-woman shows. The program placed Harrison, 28, at the National Portrait Gallery during the summers of 2007 and 2008 where she learned there’s plenty of history and context you need to research about historical figures from the archives and other primary sources. And while you may think you know these people, researching them and understanding why they came to prominence is an illuminating experience, she told the AFRO. The Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program is celebrating its 40thyear. (Courtesy Photo)“It’s really helpful to have those detective skills, to find other sources of information that are just not Google,” said Harrison, who graduated from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in 2009, New York University in 2013, and is now researching the Amazon warrior women for her forthcoming play. “If I hadn’t done that SYEP, I don’t think I’d be ever interested in that history or in researching as I am.”Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry’s popular MBSYEP employment program turns 40 this year, and in the years since, the city has most recently extended its reach to help some of its alums offset the cost of education or military service.This summer, the Mayor’s Opportunity Scholarship will dole out 75, $2,000 scholarships to adults 18 to 24 years enrolled in the program now. To qualify, applicants need a high school diploma or its equivalent, and must be enrolled in post-secondary education, the military or trade school. The deadline to apply is July 16.“It’s a small scholarship to bridge the gap,” says Unique N. Morris-Hughes, director of the Washington, D.C. Department of Employment Services that manages the program. “Sometimes we find our students need a little bit of money to … start their post-secondary education.”This summer, MBSYEP has brought on roughly 11,000 young people between the ages of 14 and 24. Roughly 90 percent of its participants are of African American descent, Morris-Hughes says. The locally funded program, which partners with hundreds of D.C. employers, gives District youth opportunities to work paid jobs through subsidized placements in the government and private sectors — this year, roughly 18,000 people applied and during these six week summer placements, youth typically make minimum wage, now $14 an hour.Job opportunities range from working as a camp counselor to working for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, an independent bureau within the United States Department of the Treasury. “Youth employment is so important because we have an opportunity from the early stages to build the next generation of our workforce,” Morris-Hughes told the AFRO. “And those are foundational experiences and so if we are introducing young people to careers early on, perhaps they will not only find value in work and vocation in work but they’ll find their place in this world as it relates to a career.” Barry launched the program in 1979 for high school seniors. In 2015, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser widened it to include adults between 22 and 24 years old, who account for nearly 900 people. Many come from Wards 7 and 8 where unemployment rates are the highest. The program’s overall goals are helping youth earn money through meaningful work experiences, helping them learn and develop skills, attitudes, and commitment needed to thrive today, giving them exposure to multiple industries, and letting them interact with career professionals in a positive work environment. Beyond getting paid to do what she loved at a top museum, Harrison learned practical skills on the job, like how to create a resume, build a portfolio, and budget.“You need the work and I feel like young people in particular are employed in the summer and learning these skills,” she told the AFRO. “It just sets them up so much better for life.”
Journal information: Biology Letters Explore further Credit: CC0 Public Domain (Phys.org)—Sports scientist Florian Loffing with the Institute of Sport Science, University of Oldenburg in Germany has conducted a study regarding the possibility of left-handed athletes having an advantage over their right-handed counterparts. In his paper published in the journal Biology Letters, Loffing describes assembling data on athletes from several sports, analyzed it and found what he describes as a pattern. Citation: Testing the advantage of being left-handed in sports (2017, November 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-11-advantage-left-handed-sports.html © 2017 Phys.org More information: Florian Loffing. Left-handedness and time pressure in elite interactive ball games, Biology Letters (2017). DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0446AbstractAccording to the fighting hypothesis, frequency-dependent selection gives relatively rarer left-handers a competitive edge in duel-like contests and is suggested as one mechanism that ensured the stable maintenance of handedness polymorphism in humans. Overrepresentation of left-handers exclusively in interactive sports seems to support the hypothesis. Here, by referring to data on interactive ball sports, I propose that a left-hander’s advantage is linked to the sports’ underlying time pressure. The prevalence of left-handers listed in elite rankings increased from low (8.7%) to high (30.39%) time pressure sports and a distinct left-hander overrepresentation was only found in the latter (i.e. baseball, cricket and table tennis). This indicates that relative rarity and the interactive nature of a contest are not sufficient per se to evoke a left-hander advantage. Refining the fighting hypothesis is suggested to facilitate prediction and experimental verification of when and why negative frequency-dependent selection may benefit left-handedness. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Some people believe that being left-handed confers an advantage for athletes—they are ranked more often on top athlete lists than statistics would suggest. Only 10 percent of people are left-handed, yet there are many famous left-handed athletes such as Wayne Gretzky, Lou Gehrig, Oscar De La Hoya and Martina Navratilova. Interestingly, it seems that this is an area of research that few have studied. To fill that void, Loffing conducted a study designed to offer more than an opinion on the matter. He collected stats on the top 100 left-handed athletes in six major sports for the period 2009 to 2014: tennis, table tennis, squash, cricket, baseball and badminton. He then compared them to one another based on handedness.After some number crunching, Loffing reports that he found a pattern—in sports where there is a short time constraint, lefties appeared to excel. He found, for example, that just 9 percent of the top 100 players in slower time-response sports, such as squash, were left-handed. In sharp contrast, 30 percent of the top players in sports like baseball (at least for pitchers) were lefties. One sport, table tennis, which is possibly the fastest competitive sport of all, stood out—Loffing reports that 26 percent of the top male players are lefties. In general, he found that sports with short response times like baseball, table tennis and cricket were 2.6 times as likely to have top lefties.In light of his conclusions, Loffing wonders if being lefty offered early humans an advantage—the element of surprise in fights with other humans or even animals might have made a difference. That might explain, he suggests, why left-handedness has not evolved away, pointing out that some prior research by others has shown that there is a higher rate of left-handedness in traditional warlike societies. Shedding light on southpaws: Sports data help confirm theory explaining left-handed minority in general population
Kolkata: Kolkata Police has lodged First Information Reports (FIRs) against 46 habitual offenders, who have either violated traffic rules or were involved in over-speeding. Most of these offenders have violated traffic rules more than ten times and a handful of them have erred more than 20 times.”In the last two months, we have identified as many as 46 habitual offenders. They had to spend a night behind bars before getting bail from the court the next day. Their licences have been seized and cancelled for a period of three months,” a senior official of Kolkata Police’s traffic department said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeKolkata Police has been implementing Section 279 of IPC in the harshest possible way to curb rash driving. Section 279 of IPC under the recent Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill empowers the law enforcers to arrest a person who violates traffic rules or indulges in over-speeding on more than three occasions.Previously, they used to get away by paying fines. The highest punishment under Section 279 of IPC can lead to imprisonment for six months.Kolkata Police has identified these offenders on the basis of speedometers and closed circuit TV cameras installed on a number of roads in the city. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt has been learnt that the department has made a list of around 100 vehicles that have frequently indulged in rash driving or violated traffic rules. The limit for four wheelers on city roads should not be more than 60 km per hour while that for two wheelers should be not more than 50 km per hour.The police have also introduced a system of sending instant SMS for traffic violation to vehicle owners at some important thoroughfares in the city. “We are gathering all possible evidences to ensure that those drivers who turn a blind eye to traffic rules and regulations with hands on the steering are punished as per law,” a traffic department official said.
The new ‘Helmet Rule’ has already been on the receiving end of plenty of fan outrage after a number of head-scratching penalties and ejections through the first 2 weeks of the preseason, but the most outrageous flag from the games so far has to be the flag that Vikings linebacker Antiwione Williams drew for roughing the passer on a seemingly harmless sack of Cody Kessler on Friday.According to the league, the penalty falls under the new ‘Rodgers Rule’ – named after Anthony Barr’s collarbone breaking sack of Rodgers from last season – which is designed to prevent excessive contact on QB sacks. Even under the rule, It’s hard to tell what the NFL wants Williams to do here, maybe give Kessler some cookies and put down a pillow to land on?Colin has said that the NFL would severely overcall penalties under these new rules to get a baseline for the regular season. Let’s hope Colin is right.
GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… A Discovery of Witches There is a lesbian relationship and a cat man. And it’s becoming a tv show— Jen AKA Batman (@JenAKABatman) November 20, 2017 Yes. A discovery of witches. I hated the main characters but I loved the lesbian aunts and peripheral characters and hate read the trilogy— Dog Suffrage! (@katerton) July 30, 2017 A Discovery of Witches, coming to British television station Sky 1 later this year, features two lesbian witches. When Alex Kingston goes full on ginger lesbian witch for A Discovery of Witches — Silvia (@sissibgn) January 10, 2018 eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Teresa Palmer as Diana Bishop in A Discovery of Witches The showThe show, based on the bestselling novel by Deborah Harkness, follows Sarah Bishop and her partner Emily Mather as they raise their niece Diana and teach her to use her powers. The show stars Teresa Palmer as Diana Bishop, Valarie Pettiford as Emily Mather, and Alex Kingston as Sarah Bishop.With similarities to fan favorites Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the plot synopsis reads:‘Palmer headlines the series as Diana Bishop, a science historian who also just happens to be a witch with a troubling past that has resulted in her suppressing her magical tendencies. When her research leads her to uncover a mysterious missing manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library, she sets in motion a series of events that will lead her on an adventure across time and continents to discover the secrets of her past and the truth about the origin of magical beings, which include witches, vampires, and daemons.’Praise for LGBTI representationPeople on social media are super excited for this LGBTI representation, both in the book and in the upcoming series:Omg, Alex’s new role in A Discovery of Witches is a lesbian witch. We have been blessed! pic.twitter.com/WJxJzfvqVT— Cailyn (@RiverMills79) February 8, 2018 Lesbian witches & a gay demon in A Discovery Of Witches. It suits my theory that LGBT characters are now more present in mainstream fiction.— Eemeendee (@mavieenlair) April 6, 2012Teasers and TrailersWatch the trailers and teasers for A Discovery of Witches below:[embedded content][embedded content]Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . A lesbian witch couple. A gay Scottish Demon called Hamish. I really like the LGBT normalcy in ‘A Discovery Of Witches’.— Ute (@papercuts1) August 24, 2014 The Charmed reboot will feature a lesbian witch in the trioCharmed TV reboot will feature a lesbian characterSarah Paulson, Samira Wiley among LGBTI talent to get 2018 Emmy nodsRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/discovery-of-witches-lesbian/
Cancun, Q.R. — The state of Quintana Roo has begun the recovery of its assets with the repossession of three lots that government officials say were illegally bought during the Borge administration.The three lots were repossessed Friday in the Cancun Hotel Zone as more than 20 armed state police agents guarded the properties. Eduardo Ortiz Jasso, head of the Agency for Strategic Projects of the state of Quintana Roo says there are at least 25 properties throughout the state that were illegally obtained by the previous administration.He says the state continues to work on the cases to recover its assets.“We are starting the recovery of the state’s assets, this is what we started Friday. At this time we have the assurance of three properties,” he explained.“There are more. Those that we have in the first stage, we are talking about 25 properties in different areas of the state. With this we are initiating the process. We cannot give more information because we do not want to hinder the processes.“We have knowledged more than 25 lots. Of these three, the value is estimated at $4,000 USD per square meter,” explained Eduardo Ortiz Jasso.He said that the trials have already been concluded with the first three lots, adding that they are waiting for the judgments on the remaining properties so they can repossess the land.But the recovery of these lots, he said, is only the beginning of a long process of recovery, after the abuses committed in the past administration in which a large part of the state patrimony was lost.The lands were reportedly irregularly sold during the administrations of Félix González Canto and Roberto Borge Angulo. The land was acquired at a fraction of its real value by the owner of Corpogas, Ricardo Vega Serrador, through the company Caveri Servicios Inmobiliarios.It was one of the 23 properties immobilized in the Public Registry of Property by the Attorney General of the Republic for more than a year as part of the investigation against Borge Angulo.Through a statement, the State Government reported that the Agency for Strategic Projects promoted three civil lawsuits to recover the three properties.“Today we have made progress in doing justice for the Quintana Roo by obtaining possession of the properties,” explained Carlos Joaquín.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
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Feature | July 13, 2012 | Partho P Sengupta, M.D., DM, FASE Leveraging Telemedicine in the Developing World Echocardiography outreach program in India demonstrates utility of handheld ultrasound and cloud image access 1234PreviousNext GE Healthcare donated the ultrasound equipment, shown here, to use in ASE’s outreach program in rural India. GE Healthcare’s Vscan hand-held ultrasound system. Video Player is loading.ITN Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance AthletesPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 11:59Loaded: 1.36%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -11:59 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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Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Users are slowly moving away from expensive, large, stationary, and complex systems to smaller, easier to use and more accessible technology. Parallel to today’s smartphones and wireless technology, the medical field has seen the emergence of miniaturized pocket-size echocardiography systems that can be used in conjunction with telecommunications and information technology to provide healthcare from a distance.Echocardiography is a natural application for telemedicine, as handheld ultrasound devices and cloud-based transmission solutions make it possible to perform a test at a remote location and have consultation, in real time, by an expert thousands of miles away. Telemedicine can eliminate the need for travel, reduce wait time for test results, and is cost effective.India as a Testing Ground for TelecardiologyRural communities in developing countries like India face the dual burden of high rates of cardiovascular disease and barriers in accessing diagnostic and referral programs.[1-6] Epidemiologists in India and international agencies have highlighted the rapidly rising burdens of cardiovascular diseases, with the reported prevalence of coronary heart disease having doubled over the past 30 years. Cardiovascular disease is now the leading cause of death in India. A study conducted in 45 villages in 2004 revealed that 32 percent of all deaths in India were due to CVD, outranking infectious diseases, which were responsible for 13 percent.India is already considered to be the diabetes capital of the world, with 32 million persons affected. This number is projected to rise to 69.8 million in 2025. The number of hypertensive individuals is expected to rise from 118 million in 2000 to 214 million in 2025. Exacerbating this epidemic is a huge inequality in healthcare distribution. Although nearly 75 percent of Indians live in rural villages, more than 75 percent of Indian doctors are based in cities.In late January 2012, a project sponsored by the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), in collaboration with GE Healthcare, used technological innovations in the field to support bringing cardiovascular ultrasound to an underserved population in rural India. ASE’s aim of this event was to perform focused echocardiograms in a rural setting in northwest India, supported by long-distance Web-based consulting to facilitate appropriate care and referral of patients with cardiac disease. Use of Handheld UltrasoundClinicians leveraged GE Healthcare technology, including the Vscan pocket-sized visualization tool to facilitate the acquisition of the images and provide an educational and awareness vehicle for India-based physicians. The ASE Global: Focus on India project, ASE-Remote Echocardiography with Web-Based Assessments for Referrals at Distance (ASE-REWARD), coordinated the travel of nine ASE member cardiovascular sonographers to a remote location in northwest India, where an estimated 15 million people had gathered for a meditation camp. The sonographers and their India-based physician counterparts from Medanta, the Medicity, in Gurgaon, part of India’s National Capital Region, used technology to provide free imaging services. Focused cardiac ultrasound examinations were performed on 1,030 patients using GE Healthcare’s pocket-sized, hand-held cardiac ultrasound units called Vscan. The patients had been pre-screened by paramedical workers and had symptoms, or were suspected to have cardiac abnormalities, but had not had an imaging study in the past year.Vscan is a visualization tool that facilitates acquisition of cardiac images, including standard views of the heart chambers with additional use color-coded bloodflow displays for assessing cardiac valves. Sonographers also used Vscan for providing educational awareness and training to Indian physicians present onsite. In remote areas, as well as in today’s clinical setting, the ability to take a “quick look” may not only help clinicians detect disease earlier, but may be useful for prioritizing triage patients.The echos were performed, digitized and uploaded to the Internet cloud. More than 70 board-certified physicians at locations worldwide, ranging from major U.S. and Canadian hospitals to countries such as Georgia, Bulgaria, Greece and Saudi Arabia, provided consultation of the images. The medical reports were then forwarded to India based physicians to ensure follow up medical care.This project elevated cardiovascular ultrasound to a new level, taking it out of the lab to people who would not ordinarily have access to care. The cardiology community has hailed the unprecedented success of this mission. James D. Thomas, president of the ASE, described it as one of the “most successful outreach programs in ASE’s history.” The scientific observations from this event have been compiled and accepted for presentation as “ASE-Remote Echocardiography with Web-based Assessments for Referrals at Distance (ASE-REWARD) Study” at the late breaking trial session of the ASE’s 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions, June 30-July 3, National Harbor, Md.. The study underscores the enormous potential of remote, real-time echocardiography using Web-based integration of services for mass triage. Resource integration and assessment of focused echocardiograms through a cloud-computing environment may be a useful solution in expediting care and reducing healthcare costs for countries like India.Ultrasound Becomes MiniaturizedGordon Moore, one of the inventors of integrated circuits and co-founder of Intel, noted in the mid-1970s that twice as many transistors could be squeezed on an integrated circuit every 24 months. This trend, popular as “Moore’s Law”, has been subsequently extended to describe an exponential pattern of growth for all technological progress. The ASE-REWARDS study highlights the exponential change that has continued in technological innovation in health care. Ray Kurzweil, in his 2001 essay The Law of Accelerating Returns, suggests that if this exponential change continues, we won’t experience 100 years of innovations in the twenty-first century; rather we will witness on the order of 20,000 years of progress compared to what was achieved in the 20th century.One can imagine that in the near future, medical professionals may no longer need personal workstations, and may instead have their eyeglasses (like Google-glasses) as their personal computers, allowing access and viewing information through embedded monitors and sharing what they see with colleagues and supervising physicians via miniaturized cameras hidden in the frames of their glasses. Moreover, future cardiac imagers could have personal sets of their own software for analyzing the image clouds of virtual patient databases. A variety of programs are available to ensure compliance with HIPAA and other regulations. The mandate is complex; however, as it is being driven primarily by the galloping growth of computer technology, the possibilities are immense.Editor’s note: Partho Sengupta, M.D., DM, FASE, is an a associate professor of medicine\ and director of cardiac ultrasound research at the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health, Mount Sinai Heart in New York, N.Y. He is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and is the India liaison for the ASE International Relations Task Force and leader of the project. A Vscan device in use during an exam. Screening patients during the program with a Vscan device. 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