New Delhi: At a time when children are dying in plenty in Muzaffarpur due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) or Japanese Encephalitis (JE) cases, the government’s focus on the affairs of doctor’s strike in West Bengal has raised eyebrows of many. Even though the death toll in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district due to AES/JE rose to over 90 in 15 days, not much has been done by the concerned ministries to contain the deaths.However, the local administration, which has failed to decipher the root cause of the disease, has started an awareness drive in nearby villages. Most importantly, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is also scheduled to visit the district on Sunday to take stock of the situation. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from FranceWhile talking to Millennium Post, Muzaffarpur’s chief medical officer Shailesh Prasad Singh told that the AES disease is still an enigma. “Much has been done in the direction to find out the root cause of the disease, but there is no report to validate the origin of the deadly virus. Researchers from international agencies like the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, WHO, UNICEF, etc had made several visits to the district to unravel the mysterious disease, but situation prevails as it was earlier.” Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics Prize”It’s the failure of government. Deaths due to AES/JE is not a new thing for Bihar, it’s happening from several years and the governments at the Centre and state are busy in their own affairs such as visiting different countries, conducting researches, etc. Even though the country has research institutes of world repute, but we are still clueless on this matter,” said a health activist, who is working in Muzaffarpur. “In June 2014 too, the then Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had visited the affected district and had assured to extend every possible support to Bihar to contain and manage the surge of AES/JE. Teams of international health agencies visited had also visited the district in 2014, but why the governments are not able to contain the disease,” the health activist said, adding that more than 290 cases of AES/JE have been reported till now. Meanwhile, commenting on the situation that’s prevailing in the district for several years, the Muzaffarpur CMO summed up that sleeping empty stomach at night, dehydration due to humidity and eating lichi on empty stomach are some of the visible causes of JE. “JE is a viral disease, which causes mild flu-like symptoms such as high fever, convulsions and headaches. The disease commonly hitting children below 10 years and once a child gets affected with the disease, the chances of survival are very negligible,” Singh told Millennium Post. On his visit to the district, Vardhan said, “I would discuss the management measures being recommended by the high-level expert team of the Centre, and support that can be extended through National Health Mission (NHM) for health systems strengthening and other ministries of the Central government as part of the immediate and long term measures.”
HALIFAX – Opposition critics fired back Thursday after Premier Stephen McNeil said previous Nova Scotia governments did “zero” to address doctor shortages.McNeil defended his government’s record when asked why doctor shortages appear to be growing, after a Halifax emergency room physician said the number of visits to his E-R had doubled over the last five years.Following a cabinet meeting, the premier told reporters that doctor shortages are a national problem that his government has acknowledged, although he admitted there is more work to do.“Again I will argue successive governments before ours believed this issue was going to go away and did zero to address it,” said McNeil.The Progressive Conservatives held power between 1999 and 2009, while the NDP was in office from 2009 until the Liberals won the 2013 election.McNeil said his government is continuing efforts to recruit and retain doctors while it shifts the system to utilize more collaborative care teams.“We are working with our primary care teams to deal with the challenge. We have not run away from it … we actually put money in the budget.”Progressive Conservative health critic Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin said she believes health professionals and the public would say that health care was better 10 years ago — and she said McNeil needs to be accountable.“I don’t think the people of Nova Scotia are interested in a scorecard of what different political parties have done in the past. They are interested in what’s going on right now with our health care system.”NDP Leader Gary Burrill was blunt in dismissing the premier’s apportioning of the blame.“I think it is a load of disingenuous manure,” said Burrill. “It is a ridiculous deflection of responsibility, to rather than take account of their own failures to try to point this to governments that have come before.”Burrill added that blaming others this far into the government’s mandate is “weak, ineffectual, and incompetent.”Earlier this month, provincial health officials said 42,000 Nova Scotians are actively seeking a family physician, although federal statistics, which include people who aren’t looking, place that number at closer to 100,000.That’s mainly due to 60 or more doctor vacancies caused by retirements and other issues.McNeil has said governments, including his own, have been slow to implement collaborative practices, where health care teams that include physicians and nurse practitioners serve as the patient’s entry point to the health system.About 50 of more than 70 planned collaborative practice teams are currently in various stages of development.
Peter Capaldi – the recently announced new Dr Who – joined a line-up of stars reading at the Operation Smile UK Charity Carols by Candlelight service last week, which raised a staggering £50,000 to help provide free surgery for children born with facial deformities.Peter Capaldi at Operation Smile UK’s Carols By Candlelight eventCredit/Copyright: Andy Perkins/Operation Smile UKOperation Smile, the cleft lip and cleft palate charity, hosted the Carols by Candlelight service at the beautiful City church, St Botolph’s without Bishopsgate. Hundreds of Operation Smile supporters queued outside the church to catch a glimpse of the fantastic readers and performers including Honor Blackman, Peter Capaldi, Mishal Husain, Lucy Kellaway and Sir Clive Woodward.The Overtones at Operation Smile UK Carols By Candlelight eventCredit/Copyright: Andy Perkins/Operation Smile UKThe service was filled with traditional carols, readings and live performances from the MOBO Nominated IDMC Gospel Choir and We Sing U Sing children’s choir. Five-piece vocal harmony group The Overtones, also gave a special performance of their Christmas Single in aid of Operation Smile, a festive version of the 1954 Nat King Cole classic ‘Smile’. After the service, guests mingled and enjoyed mince pies and mulled wine.Commenting on the evening, actor Peter Capaldi said: “It was a lovely, festive evening, with fantastic performances from The Overtones and IDMC gospel choir. I’m thrilled to be supporting such an important and life-transforming cause.”Supporters listened to seasonal readings from the celebrity guests and saw films from Smile Ambassadors Duncan Bannatyne and The Overtones volunteering on medical projects in Mexico and Rwanda. Operation Smile Ambassador and BBC presenter Mishal Husain commented: “It can cost as little as £150 to repair a cleft and change a child’s life forever. It’s amazing to think that the money raised from this evening will help change 300 children’s lives.”All proceeds from this service and the Operation Smile Mayfair Carols by Candlelight Service which also raised £50,000 for the charity, thanks to the support of their high profile readers including Bill Bailey, James Cracknell and Barbara Windsor will go towards supporting activities to provide free, safe surgery for all children in the developing world born with cleft lips and cleft palates.“We are so grateful for the support shown by the celebrity readers and performers. They not only help to raise the profile of our events but leave inspired by the amazing work of our volunteers and are motivated be involved further” said Alex Talbot, Chief Executive of Operation Smile.The Overtones Smile EP in aid of Operation Smile is available to download on iTunes & Amazon now.For more information, click here.
TORONTO – Canada’s telecommunications regulator says that more than 200 websites have been flagged for follow up by a multinational group investigating problems with a common type of electronic marketing that frequently involves misleading advertising.The problem sites were found last summer through an investigation co-ordinated by the Unsolicited Communications Enforcement Network (UCENet), which includes Canada.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission didn’t identify any of the problem websites, reveal locations or identify the types of problems detected by UCENet.An emailed statement Wednesday from the CRTC’s media representative said its investigators are working to determine how Canadians have been affected by potentially malicious activity from those websites, and whether there have been violations of Canada’s anti-spam law.The statement said the CRTC does not comment on ongoing investigations but results of the UCENet probe, which is referred to as a sweep, will be made public in the coming months.A UCENet report released early this month said that its 2017 investigation of 902 websites, including 221 flagged for follow up, found a lack of provisions for obtaining consumer consent.The multinational probe focused on affiliate marketing, in which merchants pay a commission to affiliated intermediaries that provide sales leads or sales.The UCENet report said that misleading advertising was prevalent in the affiliate marketing ecosystem.“Within minutes of beginning their research, sweepers were exposed to some form of misleading advertising,” the report said.“Some misleading advertising was directed at common internet users by affiliates in order to generate sales or traffic to a merchant’s website.”The sweep, which was conducted in June and July 2017, was co-ordinated by the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office and the CRTC. It involved 10 agencies in six countries.It said a majority of the participating agencies found that most of the publicly available terms of services between the affiliates, the merchants and the affiliate platforms lacked appropriate guidelines for permissible unsolicited communications.“This meant that an affiliate could send unsolicited communication without it impacting the contractual relationship with the merchant or the affiliate platform,” the report said.
18 September 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s “reprehensible” suicide car bomb attack, reportedly claiming more than 30 lives and injuring dozens of others, at a village market in north-western Pakistan. According to media reports, the blast occurred near the city of Kohat in North West Frontier Province (NWFP).In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban reiterated “his rejection of such indiscriminate and reprehensible acts of violence,” extending his condolences to the victims’ families.In a related development, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today reported that up to 84,000 people have been uprooted by military operations which commenced on 1 September in the Bara area of Khyber Agency, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).Most of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) are sheltering with relatives, while some have rented places to live in other areas, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Pakistani authorities will begin registering the uprooted people – who are in need of food and other supplies – at the end of the month.In north-western Pakistan, there are still 20 camps housing nearly 140,000 people forced from their homes by recent clashes between Government troops and militants. With winter approaching, UNHCR is currently identifying needs, including upgrading tents and providing warm clothing, in the sites.OCHA announced today that funding for the $542 million appeal launched in May to fund emergency humanitarian projects of the UN and non-governmental organizations has reached nearly 70 per cent.
Google Voice is an incredible service, and I often have to pinch myself to assure my brain that I’m not just dreaming it up, but one problem with it is you have to use the Google-supplied number with the service, instead of being given the chance to bring over your existing cell phone number. That’s about to change, though. Google has been making a trial run of offering phone number porting through their Google Voice service, and now the search giant is confirming that they plan “to offer this feature to all users in the near future” for the cost of a couple sawbucks (that’s $20 in 21st Century parlance).The brief trial of the porting process, which has now been pulled from users’ option pages, requires you to validate your number with Google and click through a set of terms and conditions warning you about the potential early-termination fees (or ETFs) that your existing carrier might impose upon you once they catch wind that Google’s sucking your phone number out from under them. Once that’s accomplished, though, you’re all set. Sounds good, but right now, when in the “near future” Google will be bringing this functionality is very much up in the air.Read more at Techcrunch
The Southern Aegean Regional Authority said it is going to pay 60 new doctors an extra 450 euros a month for three years to help cover the shortage of medics on many Cycladic and Dodecanese islands.Authorities want the doctors to work at various local health centres and hospitals.“Many small islands of 300 or even 1,000 inhabitants do not have a permanent doctor,” Southern Aegean Governor Giorgos Hatzimarkos told Kathimerini.“It is very difficult to live on an island without a doctor, especially if you have children or chronic health problems. Unfortunately, though, living on an island is not attractive for our doctors.”Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Google Earth 6.0 intègre Street ViewLa version 6.0 est la première mise à jour de Google Earth depuis le mois de juin et intègre les prises de vues du célèbre Street View. Google Earth fait peau neuve. La nouvelle mouture de la version logiciel de Google Maps passe à la version 6.0. Le premier changement constaté est l’apparition des photos prises par les Google cars qui ont fait la polémique dans plusieurs pays à travers le monde, pour avoir collecté des informations de réseaux Wi-Fi non-protégés. Les photos du logiciel Street View ainsi que des archives permettent de retracer différentes images de lieux à travers le temps. Il est donc possible de refaire l’historique selon les grandes dates de l’Histoire. Enfin, la 3D n’intègre plus uniquement les immeubles mais aussi les parcs et les forêts, de quoi rendre l’outil plus élégant. Le 1 décembre 2010 à 14:13 • Emmanuel Perrin
San Diego Comic Con is revving up as we speak. Attendees are checking in, members of the media are losing sleep, and many drinks are being ordered. But one thing die-hard fans come back to the show year after year for are the exclusives. But only the most eager fans will get their hands on the Star Wars exclusives.Last year Lucasfilm brought in the big guns with a limited run of Black Series figures from Hasbro. This year they are keeping that trend alive It also coincides with the same year The Last Jedi releases. You can bet these Black Series figures will go for a bit outside the convention halls.I felt since we are so close to opening day, it would be a great time to run down the list of SDCC Star Wars exclusives.Now keep in mind, some of the items on this list were exclusives at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, FL this past year. Not sure if this is a good or bad thing that Gentle Giant is double dipping, but it at least gives fans a second chance at some great items!View as: One Page Slides1. Black Series – The Last Jedi: Rey & Luke from HasbroCourtesy of Screen Rant2. Black Series – X-34 Landspeeder with Luke Skywalker from HasbroCourtesy of StarWars.com3. Black Series – Grand Admiral Thrawn Box Set from HasboCourtesy StarWars.com4. Holographic Princess Leia Collector’s Gallery Statue from Gentle GiantCourtesy of SDCCBlog.com5. Han Solo McQuarrie Concept Mini Bust from Gentle GiantCourtesy SDCCblog.com6. Darth Vader & Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot 40th Anniversary Mini Busts from Gentle GiantCourtesy of SDCCblog.com7. 20″ Darth Vader Movie Poster Figure from JakksCourtesy of SDCCblog.com8. Incinerator Stormtrooper Helmet from ANOVOSCourtesy of LONOVOS9. Princess Leia & R2-D2, Bodhi, Combat Assault Tank Trooper and Supreme Leader Snoke 6″ from Funko POP!Courtesy of Funko10. Mike Mitchell’s Garindan Print from MondoCourtesy of Slashfilm.com11. Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden from Del Rey BooksCourtesy of Jedinews.co.uk12. Boba Fett Limited Edition Watch from NixonCourtesy of Nixon.com13. Walrus Man Itty Bittys Plush from HallmarkCourtesy of Thecollectorscantina.com14. T-70 X-Wing Fighter Keepsake Ornament from HallmarkCourtesy of Thecollectorscantina.com15. R2-Q5 Calendar from HallmarkCourtesy of Thecollectorscantina.com16. PXL8 Pin Set (R2-D2 & C-3PO) from HallmarkCourtesy of Thecollectorscantina.com17. Boba Fett Special Edition Dog Toy from PetcoCourtesy of StarWars.com18. Hoth Rebel Collection from BioworldCourtesy of Starwars.com19. Hoth Imperial Collection from BioworldCourtesy of Starwars.com20. Imperial and Rebel Leather Wallets from BioworldCourtesy of Starwars.com21. Boba Fett, TIE Fighter, Stormtrooper and Darth Vader Socks from StanceCourtesy of Starwars.com22. Star Wars Classic Skywalker Ringer Tee, AT-AT Raincoat and Classic Athletic Pullover from Her UniverseCourtesy of Starwars.com
Recommended for you Related Items:ministry of health, Portia smith, public apology Beautiful girls on Beautiful beaches, Turks and Caicos scores with Sports Illustrated HOA Opens, slew of Health Bills on Agenda; Key questions to Border Control Minister Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Exercise Design Training Workshop 22nd – 26th February 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Oct 2014 – Minister of Health, Porsha Smith saying a “sincere” sorry to the media and the public in a late day press release, yesterday.The Minister would have walked out a press conference if she could have on Tuesday; the conference room at Environmental Health too packed with Health officials for her to get out … all because after a near seven week silence on health matters, media was charged with having too many questions about ChikV, Dengue Fever and Ebola. All of which are serious health concers plaguing the region and world. Two of which are significantly impacting the two major islands. Suspected case numbers are growing too fast for doctors to keep count.Minister Smith who started that press conference saying she wanted to improve on relations and information distribution, told media each could only ask two questions.There was never an agreement on that announcement. Members of the press aimed to do their jobs and asked pertinent questions of the team, only to find the minister was counting them and eventually ordered answers to stop flowing. “The boss said no” was one if the standout statements by a health director.The event was shocking to residents who watched it in a loop on TV and read about it online in big numbers. Now the apology comes; issued by the Office of the Premier:I would like to offer my sincere apology for the turn of events, as they occurred, at the Ministry of Health’s Press Conference yesterday.There is no excuse for the way that I acted, and I especially extend my apology to the members of the media, member of my ministry, my government, my constituency and the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands.It is most unfortunate, that moment’s outburst overshadowed the purpose for which we were gathered, which was to provide the public with insight to the state of affairs as it relates to the health of the country in the wakes of the Chikungunya and Dengue Fever Viruses and especially in relation to the Ministry’s preparatory efforts in the face of the Ebola Virus.I wish to assure the public that the portfolio of the Ministry of Health and Human Services is a responsibility that I do not take lightly and therefore regret if my thoughtless actions have demonstrated anything less.I have apologized to my Ministerial colleagues and will be writing to the members of my Ministry in apology, as I am cognizant of my responsibility to be an example to all.In the coming days my Ministry will be issuing additional information and continuous updates on encouraging and ongoing efforts being taken to minimize the country’s risk to current health threats.
Bournemouth University is rolling out a sustainability and employee wellbeing programme to its 2,000 employees.Its Green Rewards programme, which will launch to all staff in January 2018, is designed to help employees boost their health and wellbeing as well as work to reduce carbon emissions to create a more sustainable environment.Linked to Bournemouth University’s commitment to delivering the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the programme sees employees compete on an individual or team basis to earn green points for addressing aspects of the global SDGs. Monthly prizes are awarded to top performing individuals as part of the programme, and the team with the most green points are rewarded by being able to make an annual charity donation.Green Rewards piloted at the university in 2017 enlisting 450 employees who work across four different departments. At the conclusion of the six-month pilot period, the programme reported employees were traveling 26,000 miles to and from campus sustainably, a 14.6% reduction in average energy consumption across participating departments, avoiding 11 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.More than two-fifths (45%) of employees who took part in the pilot stated that they had increased their sustainable behaviour at work since signing up to the programme, and 39.9% of participating employees believed they had improved their health and fitness. The winning team at the end of the pilot opted to donate £100 to Bournemouth Food Bank.Neil Smith, sustainability manager at Bournemouth University, said: “We’re really excited to roll out the Green Rewards programme to all staff at Bournemouth University. As more and more employees take part, we expect to see real improvements to the health and sustainability of our university campuses, while on a global level every positive action we take contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals.“Increasingly, we are seeing more universities and organisations taking steps to embed the SDGs within their sustainability strategies. Green Rewards is one way we can ensure our staff have a positive impact here at the university and globally.”
International law firm Ashurst has launched a new global platform to support working parents among its 3,200 worldwide staff, as well as those planning to have a family or returning from parental leave.The new Stay in Touch platform, provided by Circle In, was launched globally in March 2019 across all of Ashurst’s operating regions. It provides access to articles and online coaching around parental leave, case studies and interviews with existing working parents within Ashurst, firm development updates for those on leave, and partner, manager and employee toolkits, with email notifications regarding key dates and milestones.Paul Jenkins (pictured), global managing partner at Ashurst, said: “Ashurst is thrilled to be launching Stay in Touch and to be both the first global and the first professional services firm to offer this valuable resource to our staff.“Ashurst’s vision is to create the best place to work for our people and to be the most progressive global law firm, and ensuring our workplace is diverse and inclusive is key to that. Working parents make up a large proportion of our firm so it is vital they are supported to develop and thrive here at Ashurst.”Although the new platform is being provided globally, the content and resources are tailored to provide local information for each jurisdiction.Stay in Touch will operate alongside current firm-wide provisions that include parental leave coaching, a Family Matters employee network and the organisation’s smarter working policy.The global platform was communicated to employees via email, while a dedicated page on the global staff intranet provides further information and links to the platform.Caroline Rawes, chief people officer at Ashurst, added: “Stay in Touch will provide an important link to ensure that all parents who are considering, on or returning from parental leave are able to easily stay connected to the firm, and feel confident and supported when they return to work.”
Railways minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon speaks at a briefing at the Rail Bhaban on Tuesday. Photo: UNBBangladesh Railway will start selling advance train tickets on 29 July on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.Half of the tickets will be sold at ticket counters while the rest online, railways minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon said at a briefing at the Rail Bhaban on Tuesday, reports UNB.He said tickets will be sold at five spots – Kamalapur, Airport, Banani and Tejgaon railway stations and Fulbaria in the capital.The advance tickets of 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 August will be available on 29, 30, 31, and 31 July and 1 and 2 August respectively.Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated on 12 August, subject to the appearance of the moon.Besides, the return tickets for the journey of 14 August will be available on 5 August and for 15 August on 6 August, 16 August on 17 on 7 August, 17 August on 8 August and for 18 August on 9 August.The sale of tickets will begin at 8:00am and each passenger will be able to buy maximum four tickets.Besides, eight pairs of special trains will run on different routes on the occasion of Eid.
A coalition of Maryland organizations joined with officials, legislators and community members to rally in support of the Red and Purple lines in Annapolis March 9. (Courtesy Photos)With the 2015 session of the Maryland General Assembly in full swing, supporters of myriad causes have been making the pilgrimage to Annapolis. On March 9, it was the supporters of the Purple and Red subway lines, both of which are on the verge of beginning construction.Over 150 community members, business leaders and elected officials, including Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, gathered to signal legislators and the governor’s mansion that neither delay nor cancellation of the projects is acceptable. The warning came in light of alleged delays by Gov. Hogan’s administration, which they say is jeopardizing nearly $2 billion in federal funding.“If we scrap these projects and dream up new ones each time there is an election, Maryland will not build the infrastructure it needs to provide a high quality of life and a competitive economy,” said Grant Corley of Red Line Now, according to a statement. “The Red Line and Purple Line projects have been in development for decades, and now Governor Hogan’s administration has the opportunity to put people to work and inject the investment into the economy in year one.”A coalition of Maryland organizations joined with officials, legislators and community members to rally in support of the Red and Purple lines in Annapolis March 9. (Courtesy Photos)The transit lines are expected to stimulate significant economic activity and investment. “The Purple Line will create over 27,000 permanent jobs, generate billions of dollars in new economic activity, and provide a vital east-west transit connection between the University of Maryland and job centers like Silver Spring and Bethesda in Maryland’s inner suburbs,” said Ralph Bennett, of Purple Line Now.“We probably have somewhere in the neighborhood of 85,000 to 100,000 jobs in the pipeline in Montgomery County,” Leggett added, “and what is tied to all of that is transportation, and most specifically transit. There is no Plan B for the Purple Line; any backup is a mild substitute, and we all will suffer.”Baltimore business leaders also stressed the Red Line’s economic impact. “The Red Line will not only transform the city’s rail transit into a connected, comprehensive system, it will be an important factor in attracting people and investment to Baltimore,” said Donald C. Fry, president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee.Residents are also eager for the projects to be finally underway given their potential to cut back on longer and frustrating, traffic-choked commutes. According to the National Household Transportation Survey, 30 percent of Maryland residents aged 16 and older take transit at least once per month, the fourth-highest of any state.
Majorgeeks.com Review (Tech Sites We Love Series) by Martin Brinkmann on April 19, 2017 in Internet – Last Update: May 22, 2018 – 55 commentsMajorgeeks.com is a download site first and foremost with a strong focus on free software for Microsoft’s Windows operating system.That does not mean that you won’t find shareware or commercial software listed on the site, or the occasional program or application for a non-Windows operating system.Download portals, most of them anyway, have a bad reputation on today’s Internet. Some distribute potentially unwanted programs — adware — with downloads, and others make it difficult for users to distinguish downloads of the program they are seeking to download from advertisement.Majorgeeks is one of the few download sites that is user friendly in this regard. Downloads are direct on the site, and not put into wrappers that serve you adware, and download links are easily identifiable due to the placement of ads on the site.Majorgeeks.com ReviewThe Majorgeeks website looks a bit like it has been stuck in the past. While that is usually an issue, it is not in this case as the site layout puts software and important site functions front and center.The homepage lists all new files sorted chronologically and in compact form. Each program is listed with its name, size, supported operating systems, and a one paragraph description.It takes just two clicks from here to downloading the file to your system. The structure that Majorgeeks uses on its homepage is ideal for browsing new programs and updates in rapid succession.You find several important functions on the page as well. The left side lists product categories that you may open to list programs by type rather than update date. The right lists the top downloads, and there is a search form at the very top — powered by Google Custom Search — that you may use to find programs that you are interested in quickly.A core difference to most software portals out there is the review process on Majorgeeks. The guys who run the site published a video back in 2014 that demonstrated the software testing process on the site.All programs are tested in virtual machines for viruses and other unwanted additions, and for functionality.Majorgeeks DownloadsThe software download pages on Majorgeeks are as clean as they get. While you do get ads on those pages, they are nowhere near the actual download links on the site.The layout is always the same, with download links displayed prominently in the header area that describes the software program.You find links to the author’s or company’s site on the page, which many software portals either hide, or do not display at all. You may follow it to check it out, and even download the file directly from the author’s site instead if you prefer that.All it takes is a click on one of the download locations to start the download. While that takes you to a new page if you select a server by Majorgeeks for the download, that page is as user friendly as download pages get these days.First, the download should start automatically when you are on the site. It is clean and direct, exactly how the author or company that created the product intended it to be. While you do get ads on the page, the ad nearest to the manual download link is clearly marked as such.The direct download link from the author’s site is another thing that sets Majorgeeks apart from the bulk of download sites out there.Majorgeeks main features and benefitsDownloads are direct, exactly as the author or company intended, and without third-party installers or download wrappers added by Majorgeeks.Downloads on the site are clearly marked as freeware, open source, or bundleware, so that you know what to expect. Bundleware for instance means that the software ships with offers that may install other programs on your device.Majorgeeks links to the author’s website if it exists, and may also provide direct download links from the author’s site. This gives you the choice to download from Majorgeeks, or directly from the author.All software that is listed on the site is taken through a thorough review process before it is listed.What is not so good?Not much, to be perfectly honest. The description of the programs is usually quite short, and longer reviews would offer more value.Video reviews are done for some of the programs hosted on the site, and that is definitely a step in the right direction.The focus on the top 1% of programs on Majorgeeks means that many programs are not hosted on the site at all.Closing WordsMajorgeeks is one of the few trustworthy software portals out there. That does not mean that I won’t scan downloaded files and make sure they are clean before I run them, but that is just common sense.If I have to download software and cannot find the author’s website, or downloads on the developer’s site, Majorgeeks is one of the first — and few — destinations that I use. Also, I browse the software listing on the site regularly to discover new programs that I can review here on Ghacks.Now You: What’s your take on Majorgeeks?SummaryArticle NameMajorgeeks.com Review (Tech Sites We Love Series)DescriptionMajorgeeks.com is a download site first and foremost with a strong focus on free software for Microsoft’s Windows operating system.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Feature | April 30, 2015 New Study Shows How Babies’ Lives Were Saved by 3-D Printing Researchers report promising results from first-ever cases of severe tracheobronchomalacia treated by custom-designed airway splints at U-M News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Related Content Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Kaiba Gionfriddo Kaiba was just a newborn when he turned blue because his little lungs weren’t getting the oxygen they needed. Garrett spent the first year of his life in hospital beds tethered to a ventilator, being fed through his veins because his body was too sick to absorb food. Baby Ian’s heart stopped before he was even six months old.Three babies all had the same life-threatening condition: a terminal form of tracheobronchomalacia, which causes the windpipe to periodically collapse and prevents normal breathing. There was no cure and life expectancies were grim.The three boys became the first in the world to benefit from groundbreaking 3-D printed devices that helped keep their airways open, restored their breathing and saved their lives at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Researchers have closely followed their cases to see how well the bioresorable splints implanted in all three patients have worked, publishing the promising results in Science Translational Medicine.“These cases broke new ground for us because we were able to use 3-D printing to design a device that successfully restored patients’ breathing through a procedure that had never been done before,” said senior author Glenn Green, M.D., associate professor of pediatric otolaryngology at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.“Before this procedure, babies with severe tracheobronchomalacia had little chance of surviving. Today, our first patient Kaiba is an active, healthy 3-year-old in preschool with a bright future. The device worked better than we could have ever imagined. We have been able to successfully replicate this procedure and have been watching patients closely to see whether the device is doing what it was intended to do. We found that this treatment continues to prove to be a promising option for children facing this life-threatening condition that has no cure.” The findings reported today suggest that early treatment of tracheobronchomalacia may prevent complications of conventional treatment such as a tracheostomy, prolonged hospitalization, mechanical ventilation, cardiac and respiratory arrest, food malabsorption and discomfort. None of the devices, which were implanted in then 3-month-old Kaiba, 5-month-old Ian and 16-month-old Garrett have caused any complications.The findings also show that the patients were able to come off of ventilators and no longer needed paralytics, narcotics and sedation. Researchers noted improvements in multiple organ systems. Patients were relieved of immunodeficiency-causing proteins that prevented them from absorbing food so that they no longer needed intravenous therapy.Kaiba Gionfriddo made national headlines after he became the first patient to benefit from the procedure in 2012, and the procedure was repeated with Garrett Peterson and Ian Orbich. Using 3-D printing, Green and his colleague Scott Hollister, Ph.D., professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering and associate professor of surgery at U-M, were able to create and implant customized tracheal splints for each patient. The device was created directly from CT scans of their tracheas, integrating an image-based computer model with laser-based 3-D printing to produce the splint.The specially- designed splints were placed in the three patients at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. The splint was sewn around their airways to expand the trachea and bronchus and give it a skeleton to aid proper growth. The splint is designed to be reabsorbed by the body over time. The growth of the airways were followed with CT and MRI scans, and the device was shown to open up to allow airway growth for all three patients.Doctors received emergency clearance from the FDA to do the procedures.“We were pleased to find that all of our cases so far have proven to improve these patients’ lives,” Green said. “The potential of 3-D-printed medical devices to improve outcomes for patients is clear, but we need more data to implement this procedure in medical practice.”Authors say the recent report was not designed for device safety and that rare potential complications of the therapy may not yet be evident. However, Richard G. Ohye, M.D., head of pediatric cardiovascular surgery at C.S. Mott who performed the surgeries, says the cases provide the groundwork to potentially explore a clinical trial that could help other children with less-severe forms of tracheobronchomalacia in the future.Kaiba, now a curious, active 3-year-old who loves playing with his siblings and who recently saw his favorite character Mickey Mouse at Disney World thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, was back at Mott in April for a follow-up appointment.The splint is dissolving just how it’s supposed to and doctors expect that eventually, his trachea will reflect that of his peers with no signs of the tracheobronchomalacia that nearly killed him as a newborn.“The first time he was hospitalized, doctors told us he may not make it out,” Kaiba’s mom April Gionfriddo remembered. “It was scary knowing he was the first child to ever have this procedure, but it was our only choice and it saved his life.” Now an energetic 2-and-a-half-year-old with a contagious laugh, Garrett is able to breathe on his own and spend his days ventilator-free. Ian, now 17 months old, is known for his huge grins, enthusiastic high fives and love for playing with his big brother, Owen. Ian had the splint procedure done at Mott exactly one year ago this month.“We were honestly terrified, just hoping that we were making the right decision,” his mother Meghan Orbich remembered. “I am thankful every single day that this splint was developed. It has meant our son’s life. I am certain that if we hadn’t had the opportunity to bring Ian to Mott, he would not be here with us today.”For more information: http://stm.sciencemag.org/ FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more
Updated: March 29, 6:14 p.m.LIMÓN — A Limón court delivered guilty verdicts for four of seven defendants in the 2013 killing of sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora and the kidnapping and robbery of four foreign volunteers. The same defendants were acquitted in a previous trial last year, but the verdict was overturned on appeal.Héctor Cash, Ernesto Centeno, José Bryan Quesada and Donald Salmón were found guilty; Donald’s brother Darwin Salmón, Felipe Arauz and William Delgado were cleared of all charges. All seven defendants were acquitted on charges of sexual assault against one of the female volunteers captured with Mora because prosecutors were unable to prove which of the defendants had committed the assault.The four men found guilty on Tuesday received sentences ranging from 74 to 90 years for both the crimes on the night of Mora’s murder and another rape and robbery that was tried at the same time. Each of those defendants will serve 50 years in prison, the maximum allowed by Costa Rican law.In an explanation of the ruling that lasted more than two hours, the court’s panel of three judges highlighted Mora’s work with sea turtles as the primary motivation for his murder.“The court rejects that there is any other motive for this murder,” said Carlos Álvarez, the trial’s chief judge. “The killing of Mr. Jairo Mora Sandoval was the straw that broke the camel’s back in this war that was taking place between poachers and environmentalists on the beach.”At the time of his death, Mora was working as a sea turtle monitor for the conservation group Widecast, now renamed LAST, on the crime-ridden Moín Beach in Limón. Notoriously headstrong, Mora had gained a reputation on the beach as a vocal advocate against turtle egg poaching, earning himself enemies among the beach’s poaching gangs.Despite receiving numerous threats from poachers, Mora and four foreign female volunteers headed to the beach on the night of May 30, 2013 in hopes of catching a glimpse of a leatherback sea turtle. On their way back to the rescue center where they worked, their car was overtaken by a group of men in masks.The attackers beat Mora and threw him in the trunk of the conservationists’ car before taking the women to an abandoned house and sexually assaulting at least one of them. The men then took Mora to the beach where they stripped him, beat him and dragged him behind a car in the sand. Surrounded by prosecutors, Rafael Mora, center, the father of slain environmentalist Jairo Mora, awaits a verdict in his son’s murder trial on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico TimesJudges said witness testimony from Almudena Amador, a Spanish veterinarian kidnapped with Mora, and the victims of the previous rape and robbery provided consistent physical descriptions of each of the accused men along with each of their roles within the gang. Recorded phone calls, text messages and a cell tower investigation also placed each of the men on the beach at the time of the murder.Though the phone evidence also placed Arauz and Delgado on the beach the night of the murder, judges said they could not convict based on a lack of witness testimony describing them participating in the crimes.Weeks before the verdict, prosecutors had dropped charges against Darwin Salmón due to a lack of evidence.“The phone evidence showed that they communicated with the other suspects, but it didn’t prove that they participated in the murder,” Álvarez said.In his closing remarks regarding the judges’ decision to give the defendants the maximum penalty for murder, 35 years, Álvarez again looked to Mora’s work with turtles as a critical factor.“Jairo was someone dedicated to the environment,” Álvarez said. “This crime is more than just a horrible murder, it has also damaged Costa Rica’s reputation as a green country. It has scared away environmentalists.”Following the verdict, Arauz folded his hands and began to pray, Centeno put his head in his hands while the other convicted defendants wore blank stares.On the other side of the courtroom, Mora’s parents, Fernanda Sandoval and Rafael Mora, began to cry.“All that we wanted was for this crime to not go unpunished,” said Rodrigo Araya, the Mora family lawyer. “I believe this verdict can bring some peace to Jairo, to all of Costa Rican society and to environmentalists everywhere.”See Why Jairo Died for the full story of Mora’s murder and the police investigation. The word “justice” accompanies graffiti depicting slain turtle conservationist Jairo Mora on a wall near the shore in Limón. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Facebook Comments Related posts:Victim testifies in Jairo Mora murder retrial Judges from first Jairo Mora murder trial under investigation Verdict in second Jairo Mora trial expected Tuesday Video of turtle torture highlights common practice in Costa Rica
RelatedBrits prepared to wait for last minute holidaysMore than one million Brits left booking their summer holiday until the last minute this year in an attempt to save moneyFlights to Munich popular ahead of OktoberfestPeople of all ages are expected to book flights to Munich for this year’s Oktoberfest, the Munich Tourist Office has said.Brits are biggest in-flight drinkers, but vote to fly dry41% of British air travellers support alcohol-free flights Brits who have booked flights abroad spend more time sunbathing and drinking in bars than holidaymakers from other European countries.This is according to a new survey by TripAdvisor, which also revealed that UK holidaymakers spend the least amount of time embarking on cultural outings.British tourists were found to spend an average of two hours and 53 minutes a day soaking up the rays, which compares to the Spanish average of one hour and 58 minutes.It was also revealed that, on average, Brits spend one hour and 38 minutes a day in the pub or bar, compared to Italians who spend just 49 minutes a day sampling the local brew.TripAdvisor spokesman Luke Fredberg said that Brits typically enjoy “sun, shopping and sangria” while away on holiday.”Although the survey shows we may not be the biggest ‘culture vultures’, we do place value on enjoying cultural pursuits as well as sun, on our holidays,” he commented.Brits were shown to spend an average of two hours and 17 minutes visiting museums and looking at local architecture, which compares to Spanish travellers’ three hours and 28 minutes.A separate TripAdvisor poll recently revealed that the overwhelming majority of Brits (79 percent) think there should be child-free zones on aeroplanes.Want to escape from little Britain this summer? Read our 10 Brit-free holiday ideasReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
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