The Ministry of Culture Announces Submissions for Morocco Book Award 2015

Marrakech- The Ministry of Culture announced they are accepting submissions for the 2015 Morocco Book Award.The prize will be awarded at the opening of the twenty-first session of the International Exhibition of Books and Publishing in Casablanca from February 12 to 22.The Morocco Book Award covers several fields, including the humanities, social sciences, literature, art, linguistic studies, and poetry. The Ministry called on Moroccan writers, poets, critics, scholars, thinkers, and translators to participate in the contest. The candidates must submit eight copies of a book they published in 2014, either in Morocco or abroad.Additionally, if the book is translated, candidates need to submit the confirmation of the translation rights. Te deadline for accepting request applications will be January 7.Edited by Timothy Filla read more

UN to assist Uganda rebuild burned World Heritage List site

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported today that a mission of experts it had sent at the Government’s request had determined that reconstruction of the Tombs, which were badly damaged in the 16 March fire, is feasible.Only the walls and some of the frame of the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga, the building that housed the four royal tombs, still stand, and they have been seriously weakened. Situated on the Kasubi Hill, five kilometres from the centre of Kampala, the capital, the building was thatched with dry grass and wood which burned in the fire.“I am glad to report that an expert mission confirms the feasibility of this unique World Heritage site’s reconstruction,” UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said. “UNESCO will do everything in its power to help the Ugandan authorities mobilize the resources needed to bring this site back to life and to ensure its future safeguarding. We are already activating emergency funds for this purpose.” The Tombs of Buganda Kings were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001 when they were recognized as a masterpiece of human creativity, bearing eloquent witness to the living cultural traditions of the Baganda people, Uganda’s largest ethnic group. The site has been an important centre of religious activity for the Baganda since it was established at the end of the 19th century.“The know-how and material resources used in building the original edifice in the late 19th and early 20th centuries are still readily available locally,” said Lazare Eloundou, Chief of the Africa Unit at UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, who led the mission.“The main priority even before reconstruction has to be the building of temporary shelters for the royal tombs to allow ritual ceremonies and practices to be maintained and the collection of all available documentary data about the property.” The mission’s report will be examined by the World Heritage Committee during its next session in Brazil in July and August. The Committee is expected to mobilize international support for the reconstruction and the mission urged the Ugandan authorities to wait for international input, both material and technical, before they start rebuilding the property. Two people were killed during protests sparked by anger at the destruction a day after the fire, the cause of which remains unclear. 13 April 2010The United Nations will help Uganda mobilize resources to restore the Tombs of Buganda Kings, a World Heritage List site, following their near-destruction in a fire last month. read more

Kosovo UN envoy stresses need for dialogue to resolve outstanding issues

Lamberto Zannier, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), told the Security Council that efforts to properly resolve issues between Belgrade and Pristina – the respective capitals of Serbia and Kosovo – had been hindered by the anticipated issuance of the advisory opinion.On 22 July, judges at the ICJ concluded that the February 2008 declaration does not breach either general international law, Security Council resolution 1244 adopted in 1999 following the end of fighting in Kosovo, or the constitutional framework that was adopted by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on behalf of UNMIK.“The issuance of the ICJ opinion, therefore, should now open a new phase and allow Belgrade and Pristina to engage in a constructive dialogue with a view to the resolution of these issues,” said Mr. Zannier, adding that this dialogue would be very important for the stability and the development of the region.He also noted that the UN’s preliminary legal assessment is that the opinion does not affect the status of UNMIK, or its status-neutral policy. Overall, Mr. Zannier reported, the situation in Kosovo has been relatively stable during the period from mid-March to mid-July.However, as incidents in northern Kosovo in early July demonstrated, the potential for instability remains, he said, referring to the violence in Mitrovica prompted by the opening of a civil service centre by the Ministry of Interior of Kosovo.“The recent violence in northern Mitrovica reminds us of the need for all sides to commit to dialogue as a necessary precondition for addressing the challenges faced in northern Kosovo,” said Mr. Zannier. “Kosovo’s communities are going to have to work together to rebuild the trust that has been destroyed.”In his latest report to the Security Council on UNMIK, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wrote that “sensitive issues related to northern Kosovo can only be addressed peacefully and through continuing consultation and coordination between all relevant actors, taking into account the specific circumstances and concerns of all communities.”Mr. Ban added that progress on the return of displaced persons to Kosovo remains “disappointingly” low and that there is a need for greater focus on reconciliation between the communities.“The absence of significant progress in reconciliation between the communities, coupled with economic difficulties, continues to present a challenge and to foster the risk of unrest,” wrote the Secretary-General.“It is my assessment that this period has not seen sufficient progress in addressing outstanding challenges related to Kosovo, in advancing regional cooperation, or in finding solutions to issues of common concern to communities, as well as to Pristina and Belgrade. “It is also my assessment that the period following the issuance of the advisory opinion by the International Court of Justice on Kosovo’s declaration of independence will provide for further opportunities in this regard,” states Mr. Ban. “These opportunities can be best explored through a coherent and inclusive approach by the international actors engaged in Kosovo.”UNMIK administered Kosovo from 1999 when North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces drove out Yugoslav troops amid bloody fighting between ethnic Serbs and Albanians, but it gave up its administrative role in 2008 when Kosovo’s Provisional Institutions of Self-Government (PISG) declared independence. Serbia rejects Kosovo’s declaration of independence and continues to expect a robust role on the part of the UN mission. 3 August 2010With the International Court of Justice having rendered the much anticipated advisory opinion on the legality of Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia, the two sides should now engage in constructive dialogue to resolve outstanding issues between them, a senior United Nations official said today. read more

Canadians mostly happy with grocers despite breadprice fixing scheme survey

TORONTO — A new survey suggests Canadians still have a strong relationship with their grocer — with only about a third of respondents saying their view of their favoured retailer has worsened following revelations of an alleged industry-wide bread price-fixing scandal.The annual online survey by Argyle Public Relationships and Leger Research found 47 per cent of respondents said their views about their grocer didn’t change following allegations that at least seven Canadian grocers and bakery wholesalers co-ordinated the price of bread and related products for more than a decade.Nine per cent said the revelations significantly worsened their view, while 13 per cent said it improved their opinion of their retailer.Survey respondents over 45 years of age, as well as those who shop at Sobeys, Freshco or Loblaws were the most concerned.The annual relationships index found Canadians’ relationship with grocers is stronger than with brands in any other category surveyed since 2016, including banks and airlines.Grocery retailers scored between 68 and 74 out of 100 possible points in a public relations index that averages public ratings of how the brand respondents know best performs on six items, including trust, satisfaction and concern for people.Three Loblaw Companies Ltd. banners — No Frills, Loblaws and the Real Canadian Superstore — received the lowest scores of the 10 grocery retailers included in the survey, despite offering customers a $25 gift card as a goodwill gesture in light of the company’s participation in the alleged price-fixing scheme.Their competitors’ banners, including Sobeys and Metro, outperformed them slightly with scores of 72 and above.More than 1,500 Canadians were surveyed online between January 22 and 25, and February 12 and 15 for this edition of the index.The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population.Companies in this story: (TSX:L, TSX:MRU) read more

As new quake rocks Afghan villages UN sends team to assess damage

The epicentre of the quake – which was estimated to have a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter Scale – was in Dawabi and Khojakheder, two villages located in the Hindu Kush Mountains in northern Afghanistan. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Afghanistan confirmed that 27 people died in the earthquake, while an additional 120 were injured. Responding to the disaster, a UN World Food Programme (WFP) helicopter travelled to the affected villages, carrying an emergency assessment team comprised of staff from WFP and other UN agencies. Meanwhile, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Ruud Lubbers, today departed for an eight-day official trip to the region, according to agency spokesman Ron Redmond. During his visit to Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, the High Commissioner “will be emphasising the importance of ensuring that the growing number of Afghans going home be given the longer-term support they need to make their return sustainable,” Mr. Redmond told the press in Geneva.The spokesman welcomed the continuing cross-border returns, calling them “a vote of confidence by Afghanistan’s war-weary refugee population.” He voiced hope that the situation inside the country would continue to stabilize and that donors’ support for the Government’s rehabilitation and development efforts would remain strong. read more

Stressed GP allowed to keep job despite driving home after drinking almost

first_imgEarlier, the doctor – who ran a medical practice in Hartlepool, in Co Durham, and was also director of Hartlepool and District Hospice – had been seen driving erratically along busy main roads during his 22-mile commute home.He was seen braking and speeding up for no apparent reason and “swerving across the road narrowly missing other vehicles”.Another driver followed the GP home due to concerns over his driving and called police while Peverley parked his car on the driveway of his £500,000 house in Nunthorpe, near Middlesbrough. The doctor was later given a suspended jail term and a three-year driving ban.At the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, Peverley – who has not worked since his arrest – admitted misconduct charges but escaped with a six-month suspension after claiming he was suffering from “accumulated stress caused by professional and financial problems”. He will undergo a review in June where it is expected he will ask to be allowed to treat patients again.Much of the Manchester hearing was held in private after lawyers for Peverley argued there was “no particular public interest in his financial arrangements”. The drink driving incident occurred at 6.50pm on April 15 last year after the GP bought a 70cl bottle of vodka during his lunch break and then had two doubles before consulting patients.He drank three-quarters of the bottle while completing paperwork before driving home.Peverley was breathalysed at the police station where the lowest reading was 153 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mg. Later that month, he admitted drink-driving at Teeside magistrates’ court and was banned from driving for 36 months, given an eight-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay £115 charges and £85 costs.The GP voluntarily referred himself to the GMC for a disciplinary hearing. A GP who drove home after drinking almost an entire bottle of vodka at his surgery has been allowed to keep his job after medical watchdogs heard he was stressed at looking after 3,500 patients.Dr Martin Peverley, 51, had been drinking doubles in between treating patients and completing paperwork and was so drunk that police had to carry him to their patrol car when they confronted him outside his home.The family doctor, who was four times the drink-drive limit, could barely speak when officers tried to talk to him following his 50-minute journey home and he was too intoxicated to get out of the driver’s seat, a hearing was told.As officers attempted to remove him from his car, Peverley fell to the ground then had to be lifted into the police vehicle and taken to the station where he was ordered to take a breath test. Peverley’s lawyer Jonathan Holl-Allen said his client had been under “significant professional pressure” because for two years he had undertaken sole responsibility for the medical practice – which has 3,500 patients – following the retirement of the other GP partner.He said the GP, who qualified in 1990 and joined the surgery in 2005, was also under “financial pressures” because a misunderstanding over funding from NHS England led to the practice incurring considerable debts in fees for locum doctors.Apologising for his drink-driving, Peverley himself admitted making a “very serious error of judgement, but said his actions were out of character and occurred against a background of “accumulating stress, caused by professional and financial problems, which had come to a head.” He said he had taken “steps” to deal with his bouts of stress and his wife was standing by him. Tribunal chairman Sean Ell told Peverley: “The actions which led to your conviction were very serious, and had the potential to cause harm to members of the public, but the tribunal did not have any direct allegation of you having caused harm to your patients.”The tribunal noted that you were under significant professional pressure at the time of the incident, having been solely responsible, following the retirement of your GP partner, for 3,500 patients at your surgery for over two years without consistent support from a permanent second GP.”It is clear that on the day of your arrest that you displayed an extreme and concerning reaction to the pressures upon you, consuming a significant amount of alcohol in a short period of time whilst at your workplace, and then driving home with the obvious potential to cause serious harm to the public.” Dr Martin Peverley leaving his hearing at the General Medical Council in Manchestercenter_img Dr Martin Peverley leaving his hearing at the General Medical Council in ManchesterCredit:Pat Isaacs/Cavendish You were under significant professional pressure… having been solely responsible, following the retirement of your GP partner, for 3,500 patients at your surgerytribunal chairman Sean Ell Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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Armed Forces head uneasy at decision to remove aircraft carrier commander from

Commodore Nick Cooke-Priest, Commanding Officer of HMS Queen Elizabeth, was reassigned over allegations he misused an official car “There is concern that the allegations against Cdre Cooke-Priest have not been properly investigated.”The decision to ‘reassign’ Cdre Cooke-Priest would have required the approval of the First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones.Senior military officers in other services who have worked with Cdre Cooke-Priest have also spoken of their surprise that such a well-regarded officer, who has held a number of important command roles, should have been treated in this manner over allegations of a relatively minor infringement.“There is a view in other parts of the military that this is a complete over-reaction on the part of the Navy,” a senior officer told the Telegraph.“There are a number of concerns that this matter has not been properly investigated, and that Cooke-Priest was not given a proper opportunity to respond to the allegations against him.” The head of the Armed Forces has expressed his disquiet over the Royal Navy’s decision to remove from post the commanding officer of Britain’s most powerful aircraft carrier, the Telegraph understands.General Sir Nick Carter, the Chief of the Defence Staff, is said to be “concerned” over the treatment of Commodore Nick Cooke-Priest amid claims he misused an official car at weekends.Cdre Cooke-Priest was ignominiously stripped of his command of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the fleet’s newest aircraft carrier, over an allegation that he drove the ship’s Ford Galaxy in his spare time “like it was his own”.The decision to “reassign” the commodore to another role has sparked misgivings at the very top of the Armed Forces, it is understood, with Sir Nick expressing reservations over the handling of the complaint against Cdre Cooke-Priest.It is understood the Armed Forces head has raised concerns over whether the allegations were properly investigated and whether Cdre Cooke-Priest was provided with proper representation.There is also a worry that the commodore with a previously unblemished record has been punished too severely for such a minor alleged misdemeanour. The Navy is now under pressure to conduct a full investigation into its handling of the case.The Telegraph disclosed further embarrassment for the Navy on Tuesday when it emerged that Cdre Cooke-Priest had had to be recalled to take temporary charge of the ship.Naval chiefs realised there was no one available to take the helm in bringing the £3billion ship  back to her home on the south coast. Commodore Nick Cooke-Priest, Commanding Officer of HMS Queen Elizabeth, was reassigned over allegations he misused an official carCredit:PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A family friend of the 50-year-old commodore said he had been “flown to Rosyth to sail the ship back to Portsmouth”. Cdre Cooke-Priest, who joined the Navy in 1990, had been in charge of HMS Queen Elizabeth since October.It is understood he was found to have been guilty of an “error of judgment” in using the Ford Galaxy for private journeys although he had paid for the petrol himself and there is no allegation of fraud.Cdre Cooke-Priest will be replaced on May 28 by Captain Steve Moorhouse, the current commanding officer of HMS Prince of Wales, a second aircraft carrier due for commissioning in 2020.Penny Mordaunt, the Defence Secretary, said she understood the “concern when we have invested in an individual and they are not able to carry out the tasks for which [they were] trained”.But Ms Mordaunt insisted the matter was “for the Royal Navy to deal with”. “Sir Nick was very surprised when he heard that the Navy was taking such precipitate action against a senior officer with such a distinguished track record,” a senior Whitehall source told The  Telegraph. read more

Dozen capybaras die at Heathrow Airport after being kept in cramped conditions

“It is incredibly sorry and takes this matter most seriously.”Following the incident, the airline sent a bulletin to staff members in order to avoid a possible repetition of the tragic events.”The sales and operation team in Lima shall be informed of the correct way of transporting live animals,” said Mr Smith. A dozen capybaras died at Heathrow Airport after being kept on plane for 56 hours in cramped conditions without water, a court heard.The mammals were among 20 which had started their journey in Lima, Peru, before being flown from Madrid to Beijing via London Heathrow.Capybaras are a large South American rodent whose friendly and gentle nature make them very popular with exotic animal collectors.Iberia admitted causing unnecessary suffering to 20 capybaras by failing to supply enough water during transportation at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court today.The court was told that the Spanish airline is “mortified” and “incredibly sorry”.Staff at Heathrow Animal Reception Centre immediately became concerned when the Iberia plane landed on October 28 last year.Prosecutor Jaysen Sharp said: “The crates did not have dispenser bars and insufficient ventilation. “The animals were inspected and two were found to be deceased on arrival. The remaining 18 animals appeared to be in bad shape.”Another 10 animals died in the reception centre and the survivors were eventually put on a flight to Beijing.Iberia now faces sentence at Ealing Magistrates’ Court on Friday.Edward Smith, defending the airline, said: “It is absolutely mortified by this incident. It has no previous convictions of anything like this. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Kuru Kururu benefits from free dental programme spearheaded by GTT

The village of Kuru Kururu, along the Linden/Soesdyke Highway, has been the first of many communities to benefit from a medical outreach dental programme spearheaded by telephone giant GTT.GTT’s medical outreach at Kuru Kururu, Linden/Soesdyke Highway, on SundayVillagers braved the mid-morning heat on Sunday at the Kuru Kururu Primary School Annex to benefit from free dental care that was offered by GTT, in collaboration with the Smile Guyana Dental Services, ANSA McAL, and the Rotary Club of Georgetown Central – the latter of which donated a bus in which several dentists provided the service.GTT’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) Allison Parker highlighted that Sunday’s programme formed part of the phone company’s corporate social responsibility, and according to her, GTT has been leading others in this regard.“We have teamed up with Dr Theodore from Smile Guyana – aligning with her was quite easy… We are doing extractions, fillings, cleaning, everything dental for the community. It’s free of charge, and we want to thank all those persons who partnered with us…Colgate, ANSA McAL, Dr Theodore, the Rotary Club of Georgetown Central, and of course GTT, the main driver behind this dental outreach,” Parker observed.She added that the initiative will continue in the future. “This is something we plan to do going forward. This (Kuru Kururu) is the first community. This ties in with the million-dollar promotion. We initially said 50 children, but the children and their parents came, so we are not going to turn anybody back,” she added.Speaking on why the village was selected, Parker said the village, which has over 6000 residents, is diverse and is situated just outside of Georgetown.She also reminded the public that the GTT final draw for the Million-Dollar Smile promotion is December 18, where 4 million-dollar winners would be chosen. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedKuru-Kururu residents without internet, landline servicesSeptember 8, 2018In “Business”Squatting and illegal land allocation addressed during outreach in Kuru KururuJuly 2, 2013In “Local News”Mother still critical after chopping incident, attacker takes lifeNovember 28, 2018In “Crime” read more

Tourist industry facing tough 2012

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Following a very positive 2011 during which foreign visitors totalled 16.5 million, the first signs for 2012 appear less promising, suggesting a challenging year ahead for the tourist industry. The UK market, a benchmark market for Greece, showed that pre-reservations have fallen 75 per cent in the last few weeks (based on a sample accounting for 10 per cent of UK tourists). Pre-reservations from the UK market were down 5-7 per cent on average so far. Speaking to reporters, ahead of a Philoxenia travel fair in Thessaloniki, Andreas Andreadis, the president of SETE (The Association of Tourism Businesses) said a mixture of negative factors were impacting on Greek tourism in 2012 and were related with global uncertainty and fears of an economic recession, the creation of a continuing bad image of the country abroad and a partial recovery of northern African markets, particularly Tunisia and Egypt. Andreadis said a new government should immediately proceed with actions aimed at strengthening the tourism sector. He called for a 50 per cent cut in airport taxes (burdening passengers by 42 euros in Athens, compared with 16 euros in Istanbul or Barcelona), saying the state could have three or five times more revenues as it would attract more airline companies and more tourists in the country. Source: Athens Newslast_img read more

Roberto Carlos asks for patience in Madrids fans

first_imgThe former Los Merengues footballer believes the team’s decision not to replace Cristiano Ronaldo was the correct oneAfter Cristiano Ronaldo left Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid for Italian Lega Serie A giants Juventus, many were thinking who could replace himBut the superstar was never replaced by Los Blancos and many fans were not happy about it.Former Real Madrid player Roberto Carlos said on Saturday that he believes this was the right call by the club.“In football, there are so many great football players like Eden Hazard, Roberto Lewandowski, and Neymar. Real Madrid is always after the best talent,” he was quoted by 360 Sport.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“At the club, there are some very good footballers even after Cristiano Ronaldo left. The president Florentino Perez stays calm and doesn’t rush to sign players for the sake of it.”“It is up to the club if they want to sign a player and it is important they identify players who can fit into the team’s style of play. If they find a player, then they will have to make a decision to try and sign him,” he explained.“He was playing for Real Madrid and we want to thank him for what he did for the club.”“Yes, Real Madrid has made a very good contract,” he added.“They have a good organization within the group. Some football players went out and some came in. Same with coaches with Julen coming in. Real Madrid is like that and he is building a team to become champions.”last_img read more

Umbrellas fly on Main Street

first_img“Flying Umbrellas” looked daring and dazzling in the brilliant Sunday sun.The sculpture had been dedicated Friday night before more than 200 people at the northwest corner of Evergreen Boulevard and Main Street.Gazing at the artwork Sunday afternoon, Alyson Peter, 22, of Battle Ground said, “I think it’s very fitting because it rains so much. … It kind of fits with the artwork in the new library (just two blocks away).”“It’s interesting because it gives the illusion that it’s falling over, but it’s not. I think it’s pretty,” said her friend Roxy Gregg, 24, of Tualatin, Ore. “I think it will be cool when it rains to see how the rain falls off it.”Where will that rain go?“It’s been the question of the hour,” said artist Jennifer Corio, who built the commissioned work with her husband, Dave Frei. They own Cobalt Designworks a few blocks away, at McLoughlin Boulevard and C Street. “I think a lot of people like to find out about artists’ process.”The artists explained that the top upside-down umbrella has a drain that goes into the shaft of the next two umbrellas and into the umbrella stand. It then is sent through a tube into the concrete base and is dispersed into the planted area.Main Street strollers Peter and Gregg were on Main Street Sunday with Vancouver’s Morgan Joe, 24, evaluating the sculpture.“The umbrella is Vancouver’s mascot,” Joe said, and, “Lime green is my favorite color.”That’s psycho lime green, artist Frei noted. And the other two colors are lollypop red and lollypop purple.And it’s not just paint.Frei explained that the aluminum umbrellas have a sanding pattern in them. A translucent powder coating is applied and then a clear powder coat finishes the work. The handles and struts are of stainless steel and the stand is made of mild steel.last_img read more

Justice done to victim of medical negligence

first_imgSecunderabad (NSS): The Telangana Consumer Disputes and Redressal Centre once again came to the aid of a victim of medical negligence. A Yoga master, who hailed from poor family and suffered severe health complications due to a doctor’s negligence, was given compensation of Rs 8 lakh. The case was solved in less than one-month time. The Commissioner for Civil Supplies Akun Sabharwal presented the cheque for Rs 8 lakhs to Devaiah on Sunday. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Devaiah (31) hailing from Kothapelli village in Rajanna Siriclla district was working as a yoga instructor. He worked for some time in National Police Academy and won a bronze medal at an international competition. His family is very poor and he is a sole bread earner. He developed piles problem and contacted a piles clinic in Secunderabad on February 24, 2018. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us The clinic advised him to undergo an operation which cost Rs 25,000 for treatment. After three hours of operation, he was discharged from the hospital. But soon after that severe bleeding was experienced by him. Devaiah went to the same hospital again for the treatment. As the situation was going out of control, the doctors referred him to go to Yashoda Hospital. Advertise With Us Devaiah’s family members and friends came to know that the expenditure for his treatment would be very expensive. So, they approached TRS working president KTR for help. KTR responded very quickly and immediately got sanctioned Rs 5.50 lakh from CM Relief Fund for the hospital expenditure. But as treatment was taking more time, expenditure was also increasing. For about one-and-a-half months, he took treatment in the hospital for which he paid Rs 18 lakh. To meet the hospital expenditure, Devaiah had to sell his small piece of land and also took money on debt from others. It took some time for healing and soon after that Devaiah decided to fight against the clinic for their negligence. He came to know about the Telangana Consumer Redressal Centre and approached them on June 29. As soon as the Redressal Centre heard his plea, they issued notice to the clinic which agreed to pay compensation. Devaiah thanked KTR and Akun Sabharwal for coming to his aid. He said that the Consumer Redressal Centre greatly helped him in getting compensation in less than one month. He said that he was very happy that he got help from the center free of cost. Sabharwal said that the aggrieved consumers can register their complaints at Telangana Consumers Redressal Cell Toll Free No 180042500333. They can also log onto Facebook: ConsumerInformation RedressalCentre, Twitter: Telangana ConsumerInfo and Redressal Center and also on wedsite www.consumeradvice.in to get the help from them, he noted (NSS)last_img read more

Last rites of Mukesh performed

Hyderabad: The last rites of former minister M Mukesh Goud have been performed at Shaikpet with State honours amidst his family members, fans and followers. The rites have been completed at 3 pm at Gouda Samaj burial ground at Shaikpet. It may be recalled here that the former minister has passed away on Monday after fighting with cancer. Earlier his body has been brought to Gandhi Bhavan for the last glimpse of the followers and Congress leaders. PCC chief Uttam Kumar Reddy and other leaders paid floral tributes to him. Later the body was taken in a procession to Shaikpet. read more

SEC withdraws extended time for panchayat poll nominations

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Election Commission (SEC) today withdrew the extended deadline for filing nominations for the next month’s panchayat election in the state. State Election Commissioner A K Singh cancelled the poll panel’s previous order, which had extended the deadline for filing nominations.”It appears that there was no specific direction by the Supreme Court of India for extension of the nomination date.Therefore on perusal of all the papers and considering all the points, the Commission hereby recalls the said order and therefore rescinds the (previous) order,” said the new notification issued by the SEC. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThough the last day for filing nominations for the rural polls slated for May 1, 3 and 5 was till yesterday, the SEC had extended it till 3 pm today on complaints that the opposition candidates had been prevented from filing papers.According to the new notification, the State Election Commissioner received two letters, one from the special secretary of the state government and another one from the Trinamool Congress, citing legal infirmities in the previous order of the commission.last_img read more

Sharing is contagious

first_imgWhile we have always heard that sharing is caring, a new study has shown that an individual’s tendency to be generous depends on how much people around him or her are sharing.The findings showed it is not that people, who like to share, choose to live with those having same habits. Rather, they adapt their own sharing tendencies so as to match that of the group they currently live in.In other words, sharing, being contagious, is driven by local group norms and behaviour and not individual generosity. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”We were surprised to find that people do not have a stable tendency to cooperate and are instead influenced by those around them,” said Coren Apicella from the University of Pennsylvania.”If you find yourself surrounded by selfish people, you don’t necessarily have to find a new crowd, but by being generous yourself, you can get others to be generous as well,” added Kristopher Smith, from the University of Pennsylvania.The study, published in Current Biology, is based on Hadza hunter-gatherer people in Tanzania. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDuring the study, the team visited 56 camps in Tanzania over six years. They asked nearly 400 Hadza adults to play public goods game where, instead of money, they were asked to consider sharing straws of honey, their favourite food.Each person started with four straws, which they could put toward the whole group or not. The honey straws contributed to the group got tripled.The results revealed that Hadza individuals living in certain camps were consistently more generous than others were. Moreover, individuals behaved differently over time, modifying their behaviour to match the norms of the camp they were currently living in.”We found that year after year, willingness to share with others clustered within residence groups or what we call ‘camps,'” Apicella said.last_img read more

State hospital creates history with 12 pacemaker implants in 24 hrs

first_imgKolkata: In an unprecedented incident, Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Kalyani has carried out pacemaker implant in 12 patients in a day, creating a new milestone in the health sector.This is the first time a government-run hospital in the state has performed surgeries on 12 patients within a span of 24 hours. According to hospital sources, there was a queue of patients in the hospital requiring pacemakers, as there had been no supply of the device for the past few days. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataDr Chandan Mishra, who headed the team of doctors that carried out the surgeries, said that there was no deliberate attempt to perform pacemaker implants in 12 patients in a day and it all happened as part of the process. The team of doctors tried to conduct the surgery on as many patients as they could, to reduce the burden of waiting for them. “Creating a record was never on our mind. We tried to ensure that pacemakers got implanted in the maximum number of patients possible, as there had been a long queue. The queue got bigger as there was no supply of pacemakers to the hospital for the past few days. We took an attempt to cover the maximum number of patients and we successfully carried out implants in 12 of them. After carrying out the surgeries, we found that a new world record has been created,” Dr Mishra said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIt has been learnt that the hospital authorities had formed a team comprising 10 doctors to perform the surgeries. The doctors took around 45 minutes to perform each surgery. All the patients who have received pacemakers are stated to be in stable condition. They have been kept under close monitoring. It may be mentioned here that there has been long queues of patients requiring pacemaker transplant in various government hospitals, ever since the Mamata Banerjee government made health services completely free in Bengal.last_img read more

Capital to usher in magic of mangoes

first_imgLegends say that a popular mango variety of Bengal was named by a British officer after a village woman who treated him to it. Another famous mango got its name from Queen of the then Nawab of Bengal who favoured it. Yet another had the reputation of being so delicate that it was kept dipped in honey to increase its shelf-life.The annual exposition of mangoes from West Bengal returns to Delhi this month, offering an opportunity to connoisseurs not only to experience the taste of the king of fruits but also to share such anecdotes and myths, be it about Fazli, Rani Pasand or Kohitur or be it about any of the hundreds of other varieties of mangoes grown in the state. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe 7th Edition of ‘Bengal Mango Mela’, being held at Handloom Haat, Janpath, from June 16 to 30, 2019, has brought together a diverse range of delicious mangoes from Malda, Murshidabad and Bankura districts of the state, such as Himsagar, Lakshman Bhog, Langda, Amrapali, Mallika as well as the lesser-known types such as Ashuadgi, Molamjam, Michhrikand and Altapeti. Select handloom and handicrafts products from Bengal are also on sale at the venue, apart from Bengali sweets and savoury fish delicacies. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe endeavour is being supported by the Departments of Food Processing Industries and Horticulture, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Agri-Marketing, Tourism and Information & Cultural Affairs, Government of West Bengal, as well as West Bengal State Fisheries Development Corporation, and the offices of the respective District Magistrates. The Office of the Resident Commissioner, West Bengal, is coordinating the event. The Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, which is the controlling authority of Handloom Haat, has extended assistance for organising this exposition. The fair will be formally inaugurated on June 18, 2019, at 5.30 pm.last_img read more

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first_img Image courtesy of NinePoint Medical News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Technology | August 30, 2010 FDA Clears PICC Ultrasound Guidance System August 30, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted clearance for a catheter guidance system. Designed to aid in the placement of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC), SonoSite’s LumenVu combines near-infrared technology with a revolutionary fiber optic stylet, which replaces a traditional guide wire, to allow visualization and real-time tracking of a catheter tip as it advances through a vein.An estimated 2.5 million PICC line placements were performed in the United States in 2008(1), making it one of the most rapidly growing applications performed in the hospital setting. Although a common procedure, PICC placements do pose risks and potential complications. A recent University of Pennsylvania Medical Center study found that only 70 percent of PICC lines are successful on the first attempt(2). The LumenVu System is designed to mitigate these risks by providing clinicians with the ability to visualize the catheter tip as it travels through the vessel. Health care professionals in hospitals or long-term care facilities will be able to track the progression of a catheter with greater confidence and quickly make navigational adjustments.The LumenVu System is compatible with standard catheter suppliers and is designed to allow clinicians seamless integration of the product into their current PICC line process. Additionally, the LumenVu System does not rely on a magnetic field and will not interfere with medical equipment or with devices in the patient’s body, such as a pacemaker.For more information: www.sonosite.com/products/lumenvu(1) N. Moureau, “Vascular Safety: It’s all about PICCs,” Nursing Management 2006: Volume 37, Number 5, 22-27 (2) S.O. Trerotola, S. Thompson, J. Chittams, K.S. Vierregger, “Analysis of Tip Malposition and Correction in Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters Placed at Bedside by a Dedicated Nursing Team,” Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2007; 18: 513-18 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 14, 2019 FDA Clears NvisionVLE Imaging System for Pancreatic and Biliary Applications August 14, 2019 — NinePoint Medical Inc. announced it has received U.S. read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more center_img The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Related Content 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read morelast_img read more