Visiting Iraqi Kurdistan UN envoy urges consensus on disputed territories

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative to Iraq, Ashraf Qazi, addressed the opening session of the “Practical Federalism in Iraq” conference, where he articulated the world body’s positions on crucial issues Iraq faces today, such as the constitutional review and federalism.“The United Nations has not sought to impose solutions on any party,” Mr. Qazi told participants, referring to Article 140 – regarding the status of the northern city of Kirkuk – of the Constitution.The UN recognizes that this is a sovereign Iraqi process and that high-level political dialogue is necessary to find a solution acceptable to all parties, he said.The UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) “believes that finding a consensual solution on the implementation of Article 140 can help resolve the status of disputed territories” and could also ensure that any resolution is widely accepted and does not lead to additional violence, he noted.Mr. Qazi pledged UNAMI’s assistance and technical expertise on this issue if and when requested by the Iraqi Government.The Special Representative also held official meetings with the President of the Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, and other officials, discussing a wide array of topics such as Article 140, human rights and the security situation in Iraq. 13 July 2007The senior United Nations envoy to Iraq has concluded a three-day visit to the Kurdistan Region with a call for all parties in the violence-wracked country to seek consensus on the status of disputed territories. read more

Three Serbs temporarily released from jail by UN war crimes tribunal

10 December 2007Three men facing trial at the United Nations war crimes tribunal set up to deal with the worst crimes of the Balkan wars of the 1990s have been granted temporary release from jail and allowed to return to Serbia while the court is on its annual winter recess. The trial chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which sits in The Hague, ordered on Friday that the men be released under certain terms and conditions, including that they return to The Hague early next month.Radivoje Miletić has been granted provisional release from 15 December until 7 January, Milan Gvero from 16 December until 8 January, and Milan Milutinović from 17 December until 2 January.Mr. Miletić and Mr. Gvero, who served as high-ranking military officials in the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS), face charges of murder, persecutions, forcible transfer and deportation, all related to the notorious massacre of Muslims in the Srebrenica and Žepa enclaves in mid-1995.The joint trial of the two men began in July 2006, with the prosecution case-in-chief expected to finish by next February, and the defence case scheduled to start by early June.Mr. Milutinović, a former President of Serbia and member of the Supreme Defence Council of the then Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, has been indicted on charges related to fighting in Kosovo in 1999. He faces counts of murder, deportation, forcible transfer and persecutions on political, racial or religious grounds. His trial, which also began in July 2006, is expected to finish early next year. read more

Global food prices rebound for first time in six months – UN

The FAO Food Price Index rose by four points or nearly two per cent to a measure of 214 points in January, with the price of oils increasing the most, followed by cereals, sugar, dairy products and meat.This is the first such increase since July last year, and the index still stands seven per cent below its position of January 2011.Abdolreza Abbasian, a senior grains economist with FAO, said there was no single or clear explanation behind the rebound in food prices, with different reasons applying to different commodities.“But the increase, despite an expected record harvest and an improved stocks situation, and after six months of falling or stable prices, highlights the unpredictability prevailing in global food markets,” he said.“I can’t see that the usual suspects – the value of the dollar and oil prices – were much involved in January. But one reason is poor weather currently affecting key growing regions like South America and Europe. It has played a role and remains a cause for concern,” he added.The oils and fats price index rose by three per cent, due mainly to stronger import demand for palm and soy oils, along with a seasonal decline in palm oil production.The price of all major cereals, with the exception of rice, rose last month, with maize prices jumping by six per cent. The cereal price rise was driven mostly by market concerns about weather conditions affecting crop production this year in several major producing regions. 9 February 2012Global food prices rose overall last month for the first time in six months, demonstrating the volatility of international food markets, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today. read more

Heres a list of July inflation rates for selected Canadian cities

OTTAWA — Canada’s national annual inflation rate was two per cent in July, Statistics Canada says. The agency also released rates for major cities, but cautioned that figures may have fluctuated widely because they are based on small statistical samples (previous month in brackets):— St. John’s, N.L.: 0.6  per cent (0.9)— Charlottetown-Summerside: 1.0 (0.6)— Halifax: 1.8 (1.6)— Saint John, N.B.: 1.6 (1.6)— Quebec: 1.7 (1.6)— Montreal: 2.4 (2.2)— Ottawa: 2.1 (1.9)— Toronto: 2.3 (2.0)— Thunder Bay, Ont.: 2.0 (1.7)— Winnipeg: 2.2 (2.7)— Regina: 1.6 (1.8)— Saskatoon: 1.9 (1.9)— Edmonton: 1.3 (1.5)— Calgary: 0.8 (1.1)— Vancouver: 2.2 (2.7)— Victoria: 2.4 (2.8)The Canadian Press

Right to online privacy at risk as governments engage in mass surveillance

“States need to squarely confront the fact that mass surveillance programmes effectively do away with the right to online privacy altogether,” Ben Emmerson, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism, told the General Assembly body dealing with cultural, social and humanitarian issues (Third Committee) during the presentation his latest report. “Measures that interfere with the right to privacy must be authorized by accessible and precise domestic law that pursues a legitimate aim, is proportionate and necessary,” he continued, adding that he refused to “accept the analogy that sending an email is like sending a post-card” as States’ obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights also extended to the digital world. Mr. Emmerson has long emphasized the need for transparency and accountability in government intelligence gathering operations. In 2012, for instance, he criticized the United States District Court of Washington, D. C.’s “unjustified maintenance of secrecy” following its decision to refuse freedom of information requests by a British organization on extraordinary renditions. In his current report on the protection and promotion of human rights while countering terrorism, the Special Rapporteur conceded that the fight against terrorism remained a critical priority and could, in principle, “form the basis of an arguable justification for mass surveillance of the internet.” But, he stressed, bulk access technology remained “indiscriminately corrosive” of online privacy and impinged on “the very essence of the right to privacy.”Mr. Emmerson called on all Member States involved in mass surveillance to provide a detailed and evidence-based justification for the systematic interference of their citizens’ privacy and emphasized the need for “strong and independent” oversight bodies that are “adequate for a review before these programmes are applied.” “Individuals must have the right to seek an effective remedy for any alleged violation of their online privacy rights,” he said. Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

Ohio State baseball completes sweep of Morehead State

OSU plays Morehead State at Bill Davis Stadium on April 22. OSU won, 7-0. Credit: Zoe Chrysochoos / Lantern PhotographerThe Ohio State baseball team is 9-0 in midweek matchups after a two-game sweep of the Morehead State University Eagles.The Buckeyes are 28-10 overall, but coach Greg Beals was quick to downplay Wednesday’s victory, stating that the team still has work to do.“We are looking at the next game,” Beals said. “And we’re looking to keep it rolling. These guys are in a good spot, they know they’re playing well, but they also know their job’s not done yet.”With the 7-0 shutout of the Eagles, the Buckeyes tallied their fourth sweep of the year. However, all was not sweet for OSU as freshman right-handed pitcher Jacob Niggemeyer went down in the bottom of the sixth after being hit by a line drive in his right wrist.“He’s pretty sore. It was line drive directly to the bone. We are going to get an X-ray in the morning and hope for the best,” Beals said.Freshman right-hander Seth Kinker relieved Niggemeyer, throwing 20 pitches before junior John Havird and redshirt-sophomore Shea Murray saw out the Buckeyes’ fifth shutout of the year.Outfielder Tre’ Gantt sparked the Buckeyes with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate, prompting Beals to praise the freshman’s confidence.“He’s had confidence from the day he’s walked in here. Tre’ Gantt knows he’s good at baseball, so that helps his mentality of being ready to play,” Beals said.Gantt also scored one run and added two RBIs in his sixth consecutive game as the designated hitter for OSU.“It feels great to finally get my chance; anything I can do to help my team win,” Gantt said.OSU took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, and after two scoreless innings, the Buckeyes turned up the heat. In the bottom of the fourth, senior catcher Aaron Gretz singled up the middle before Gantt shot a double to left field.The bottom of the batting order gave the Buckeyes a 3-0 lead when junior shortstop Craig Nennig singled to right field, allowing Gretz and Gantt to score.In the fifth, redshirt-junior third baseman Nick Sergakis blasted a double to right field, bringing two Buckeyes home, and making the score 5-0. Gantt continued the momentum for the Buckeyes by slicing a single up the middle to give OSU the 7-0 advantage.OSU is now No. 14 in the RPI rankings, jumping up four spots after a series victory against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Buckeyes will look to continue their momentum as they travel to Evanston, Ill., to take on Northwestern.The three game-series is set to start Friday at 4 p.m., followed by matchups on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. read more

Walls that gave up Nazi secrets to be preserved in new museum

first_imgSeveral of the rooms at Trent Park where the German prisoners socialised – and the walls through which their conversations were recorded – will now be restored and preserved for posterity.Ms Lederer, whose grandfather – a Czech refugee – was one of the intelligence officers tasked with gathering information from the German Prisoners of War, said:“It will now be museum instead of all being luxury flats, which is a huge triumph and of interest for the future. Younger people aren’t always necessarily interested, but they will find it if its there.”Microphones hidden in the walls, furniture and even pot plants at Trent Park, near Cockfosters, north London, allowed military intelligence to gather invaluable information from the Germans who – unaware they were being spied on – spoke freely among themselves. Helen Lederer, whose grandfather served with British intelligence at Trent House, in north London At Trent Park it really was the case that, in the words of the World War Two propaganda slogan, the walls had ears.It was through those walls that as part of an ingenious undercover operation British intelligence eavesdropped on the 59 high ranking German officers being held prisoner there.More than 70 years on the English country house where such valuable information was extracted was destined to be turned into luxury flats – its intriguing history lost forever.But it can now be revealed that developers have agreed to set aside part of the extensive building for conversion into a museum, following a campaign by local residents and historians, including the comic and writer Helen Lederer. Helen Lederer, whose grandfather served with British intelligence at Trent House, in north LondonCredit:Andrew Crowley Some of the German officers held at Trent Park during WWIIcenter_img 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. Such was the value of the overheard conversations that it allowed British intelligence to discover the existence of Hitler’s secret weapon programme at Peenemunde, in the Baltic, and subsequently inflict heavy damage on the plant during a bombing raid in August 1943.The officer’s loose talk also gave up information which was used by the allies to defend the Atlantic convoys against U-Boat attacks.“It was sort of James Bond, but it saved lives,” said Miss Lederer. “My grandfather spoke fluent German. He met and assessed the Nazi officers at Trent Park and was able in his work with the secret listeners to prevent loss of life during the war. He’d be assessing their psychology and getting as much information as possible.“My grandmother would see him off in the mornings and nobody knew until a few years ago. It was absolutely wonderful to discover my grandfather did do something.”According to historian Helen Fry, who wrote The M Room about the Trent Park eavesdropping operation, the German officers also boasted about the war crimes they had committed, unaware their conversations were being recorded.“They became completely unguarded,” she said.Following the defeat of Nazi Germany Trent Park is understood to have been used as part of the West’s Cold War intelligence operations against the Soviet Union, though much of the detail about this period remains classified.The building later became part of Middlesex University, until its sale to Berkeley Homes last year.Ms Fry told Radio 4’s Today programme: “There’s a lot of history about the place that we’re still not allowed to share. It’s something that could be explored when more of the Cold War stuff is released.” Some of the German officers held at Trent Park during WWIICredit:Bundesarchiv last_img read more

Ancient burial site discovered in northern Greece

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Archaeologists unearthed a lavish burial site at the seat of the ancient Macedonian kings in northern Greece on Friday, heightening a 2,300-year-old mystery of murder and political intrigue.The find in the ruins of Aigai came a few metres (yards) from last year’s remarkable discovery of what could be the bones of Alexander the Great’s murdered teenage son, according to one expert.Archaeologists are puzzled because both sets of remains were buried under very unusual circumstances: Although cemeteries existed near the site, the bones were taken from an unknown first resting place and re-interred, against all ancient convention, in the heart of the city.Excavator Chrysoula Saatsoglou-Paliadeli said in an interview that the bones found this week were inside one of two large silver vessels unearthed in the ancient city’s marketplace, close to the theatre where Alexander’s father, King Philip II, was murdered in 336 B.C.She said they arguably belonged to a Macedonian royal and were buried at the end of the 4th century B.C.But it is too early to speculate on the dead person’s identity, pending tests to determine the bones’ sex and age, said Saatsoglou-Paliadeli, a professor of classical archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.She said one of the silver vessels is “very, very similar” to another found decades ago at a nearby royal tumulus, where one grave has been identified as belonging to Philip II.Alexander was one of the most successful generals of all times. In a series of battles against the Persian Empire, he conquered much of the known world, reaching as far as India.After his death in 323 B.C., at the age of 32, Alexander’s empire broke up in a series of wars by his successors that saw the murder of his mother, half brother, wife and both sons.Archaeologist Stella Drougou said the new find is “very important, as it follows up on last year’s.”“It makes things very complex,” she said. “Even small details in the ancient texts can help us solve this riddle. We (now) have more information, but we lack a name.”Drougou told The Associated Press that the fact the funerary urns were not placed in a proper grave “either indicates some form of punishment, or an illegal act.”“Either way, it was an exceptional event, and we know the history of the Macedonian kings is full of acts of revenge and violent succession.”Drougou, who was not involved in the discovery, is also a professor of classical archaeology at the Aristotle University.Saatsoglou-Paliadeli believes the teenager’s bones found in 2008 may have belonged to Heracles, Alexander’s illegitimate son who was murdered during the wars of succession around 309 B.C. and buried in secret. The remains had been placed in a gold jar, with an elaborate golden wreath.“This is just a hypothesis, based on archaeological data, as there is no inscription to prove it,” she said.At a cemetery in nearby Vergina, Greek archaeologists discovered a wealth of gold and silver treasure in 1977. One opulent grave, which contained a large gold wreath of oak leaves, is generally accepted to have belonged to Philip II. The location of Alexander’s tomb is one of the great mysteries of archaeology.The sprawling remains of a large building with banquet halls and ornate mosaics at Aigai — some 190 miles (300 kilometers) north of Athens — has been identified as Philip’s palace.The city flourished in the 6th and 5th centuries B.C., attracting leading Greek artists such as the poet Euripides. The Macedonian capital was moved to Pella in the 4th century B.C., and Aigai was destroyed by the Romans in 168 B.C.last_img read more

Développement durable Volvic lance une bouteille végétale

first_imgDéveloppement durable : Volvic lance une bouteille végétaleFrance – Le groupe Danone Eaux France a annoncé le lancement de sa première bouteille écologique. Une nouveauté permise grâce à un plastique produit à base de plantes, comme la mélasse de canne à sucre.C’est à la marque Volvic que Danone a choisi de donner une image plus verte. Un choix “liéau positionnement de la marque et à la sensibilité de ses consommateurs à l’égard de l’environnement”, explique Véronique Penchienati, directrice générale de Danone Eaux France.La nouvelle bouteille n’est pour l’instant adaptée qu’au format 50 cl, mais l’utilisation du BioPET, un plastique produit en partie à base de mélasse provenant de résidus de canne à sucre fermentée, devrait être étendue à toutes les autres bouteilles Volvic dans les mois à venir. La bouteille écologique est produite avec 20% de composés d’origine végétale. Entièrement recyclable, son empreinte carbone est, d’après Danone, réduite de 35 à 40 % par rapport à une bouteille traditionnelle.Le groupe se rapproche ainsi de son objectif environnemental : réduire de 40% l’empreinte carbone de ses bouteilles entre 2008 et 2012. L’entreprise compte atteindre cet objectif en jouant sur trois niveaux : ses usines, le transport et l’emballage, ce dernier représentant 60% de l’empreinte globale.Le 16 septembre 2010 à 17:37 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Andropause définition symptômes âge de quoi sagitil

first_imgAndropause : définition, symptômes, âge, de quoi s’agit-il ?Équivalent à la ménopause chez la femme, l’andropause peut toucher certains hommes passé la quarantaine.Définition : qu’est que l’andropause ?L’andropause, ou déficit androgénique lié à l’âge, est un phénomène biologique affectant les hommes entre 40 et 55 ans, caractérisé par la baisse de testostérone. Elle est associée au processus de vieillissement naturel. Le terme andropause, analogue à la ménopause, est toutefois contesté car il n’existe pas réellement de cessation chez l’homme, comme celle des fonctions ovariennes chez la femme. De plus, l’andropause ne concerne pas tous les hommes mais seulement 30%. C’est pour cela que certains voudrait la renommer hypogonadisme acquis ou syndrome de déficience en testostérone. L’andropause est un processus progressif sur plusieurs décennies. En effet, le taux de testostérone commence à diminuer à partir de l’âge de 30 ans, d’environ 1% par an.Symptômes de l’andropauseLa diminution du taux de testostérone entraîne plusieurs changements graduels chez l’homme. Le premier est d’ordre sexuel : baisse de la libido et difficultés à connaître et maintenir une érection. Il n’y a en revanche aucun impact sur la capacité de reproduction. Ce changement s’accompagne généralement de troubles morphologiques comme une prise de poids (accumulation de la graisse viscérale), une baisse du tonus musculaire ou une diminution de la pilosité. L’andropause peut également causer des insomnies (qui engendrent de l’épuisement et de l’irritabilité), des bouffées de chaleur, des problèmes de concentration et de mémoire, de l’ostéoporose, une dépression et des troubles de la prostate. Causes de l’andropauseL’andropause s’explique par la diminution du taux de testostérone. Il s’agit d’une hormone stéroïdienne produite et sécrétée dans les testicules. Elle est liée à deux protéines plasmatiques, la SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin soit globuline se liant aux hormones sexuelles) et l’albumine, qui la transportent et la régulent dans le sang. La SHBG se lie également avec une autre hormone, l’estradiol. Hors le taux de celle-ci augmente avec l’âge, ce qui implique alors un nombre moins important de testostérone dans la circulation sanguine. Traitement de l’andropause À lire aussiACC (anticoagulants circulants) : définition, rôle, comment analyser les résultats ?Le seul traitement médicamenteux existant pour traiter l’andropause est une prise en charge hormonale à base de testostérone. Le but est de réduire les symptômes afin de retrouver une bonne qualité de vie. Si les problèmes érectiles persistent, le médecin peut prescrire des médicaments comme le viagra pour aider à retrouver une vie sexuelle épanouie. Il est également recommandé de faire régulièrement du sport, du surveiller son alimentation et d’éviter le stress. Le 17 novembre 2017 à 11:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Marvel Confirms White People for Black Panther

first_imgStay on target Wakanda Forever: New Fish Named After ‘Black Panther’ HomeThe Best ‘Avengers’ Toys After stealing the show in last summer’s Captain America: Civil War, the Black Panther solo MCU film is on track for release next February. The movie is currently shooting in Atlanta, and Marvel just dropped this first synopsis.“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk” We also got an updated cast list. From star Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa to director Ryan Coogler’s muse Michael B. Jordan as villain Erik Kilmonger to famous space insurgent Forest Whitaker as Wakanda statesman Zuri, we already knew most of these actors were showing up when we learned that Angela Bassett joined the cast as Queen-Mother Ramonda. However, we did find out a few new things.Sterling K. Brown of The People v. O.J. Simpson is joining the film as N’Jobu. John Kani is reprising his role as the late ruler of Wakanda, King T’Chaka. Maybe he’ll show up in the one of the rumored 1990s flashbacks?But fans of equal opportunity affirmative action should be thrilled to learn that famous foreign white men Martin Freeman, and Andy Serkis are returning to the MCU. Freeman played government official Everett K. Ross in Civil War (not to be confused with Secretary of State Thaddeus E. “Thunderbolt” Ross played by William Hurt” in Civil War). Serkis plays arms dealer, the enemy of Wakanda, and one-time being of pure sound Ulysses Klaue, who first appeared in Avengers: Age of Ultron.If we must have white dudes in Black Panther those are two pretty good picks. I just hope Bucky doesn’t get thawed out quite yet.Black Panther hits theaters February 16, 2018. In the meantime, enjoy the excellent ongoing Black Panther comics.last_img read more

Do the Hokey Pokey and Learn to Code With Kanos Motion Sensor

first_img Geek Pick: DJI RoboMaster S1 Is an Educational Land DroneLego’s New Boost Coding Kits Let You Build and Control R2-D2 Why should security monitors and lighting systems have all the fun?DIY computer company Kano this week launched its learn-to-code tool, the Motion Sensor Kit.Once assembled, the device syncs with any Windows, Mac, or Kano Computer Kit, allowing children of all ages (yes, that includes you, Mom and Dad), to make games, music, animations, and art with a wave of the hand or a kick of the leg.Go crazy with the Motion Sensor Kit (via Kano)An included storybook teaches the basics of motion, sensors, and data, while the companion mobile app serves as a remote control and portal to the coding community.“The Motion Sensor Kit demystifies a powerful tool—the ubiquitous motion sensors embedded in cars, phones, industrial machinery, and more,” Kano CEO and co-founder Alex Klein said in a statement. “And, it democratizes the programming of applications, music, and games in a delightfully physical way.”You basically do the hokey pokey: Right hand, left hand, right foot, left foot, head, butt—they all get shaken about.Kano’s latest gizmo comes with more than 30 projects, including a Flappy Bird-like game which uses motion to gestures to control the creature’s vertical motion and coding to determine how fast it flies and how many pipes it encounters, as well as a world map controlled with simple movements. Additional challenges are accessible online.Available now in the online Kano store, the $29.99 Motion Sensor Kit is coming soon to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Toys R Us, ThinkGeek, and GameStop.Inside the box you’ll find a step-by-step storybook, USB motion sensor and extender, suction pad, and stickers for customization.Shake it all about (via Kano)The idea for the Motion Sensor Kit, according to Kano, came from the firm’s second Kickstarter campaign. The motion sensor was initially an add-on to the Speaker Kit, but customer feedback encouraged Kano to “bring sensors to the forefront as inexpensive tools for creativity.”This is by far the company’s cheapest offering, following the release of its $99 Kano Kit for Raspberry Pi, $109.99 Screen Kit, and $79.99 Pixel Kit.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

President Trump announces less restrictive confinement for Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher

first_img Updated: 6:35 PM KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- President Trump today announced that Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who is being held at MCAS Miramar on war crimes charges, will soon be moved to “less restrictive confinement.”This comes amid growing pressure from Republican lawmakers, including local congressman Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, for better treatment for the 19-year Navy veteran. Gallagher’s war crimes trial begins May 28. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter March 30, 2019center_img President Trump announces less restrictive confinement for Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 30, 2019last_img read more

Hearst Names New O Editor

first_imgSEE RELATED: Editor Leaves, So Condé Nast Shutters Magazine Hearst has named Susan K. Reed as editor-in-chief of O, The Oprah Magazine. Reed joins the magazine from Golf for Women where she served as editor-in-chief since 2002. Reed replaces Amy Gross, who is retiring.Condé Nast today announced its plans to shutter Golf for Women, saying the magazine “will not support our long term business objectives.” “Susan’s experience in magazine’s and in the literary world is the perfect mix for O, a magazine that is about expanding your heart and mind,” Heart Magazines president Cathleen Black said in a statement. “Her perspective will further enrich O’s content, and her leadership and ideas will help the brand build on its already legendary success.” O, The Oprah Magazine has reportedly seen a 10 percent drop in circulation over the last three years. Ad revenues increased slightly to $57 million during the first quarter this year over $56.3 million during the same period last year. Ad pages remained flat at about 382.last_img read more

Backward Classes netas cry foul over medical counselling

first_imgSecretariat: BC leaders led by National President of Backward Classes Welfare Association R Krishnaiah met Telangana BCs, SCs and STs Welfare Minister Koppula Eshwar and held discussions with him.Speaking to the media after the meeting, R Krishnaiah said they have brought to the notice of the Minister, the irregularities that were committed during medical counselling and urged him to do justice to the students of BCs, SCs, STs and minority community who lost an opportunity to get medical seats due to wrong implementation of reservations. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us He said they demanded the Minister to conduct a high-level meeting to address the issue and do justice to 262 candidates who lost the opportunity. Krishnaiah said that an appeal was made to the State government to start additional sections in BC Gurukul Schools in view of demand for gurukul admissions. A demand was also made to construct new buildings for BC hostels and hike scholarship amounts being given to college and school students.Krishnaiah said that Minister has promised them to take the issues to the notice of the chief minister and address the issues. BC leaders Gujja Krishna, Erra Satyanarayana, Jillapalli Anji, Vemula Ramakrishna, Barka Krishna, Narsimha Naik, Raj Kumar, Mahender Goud, Shiva and others participated in the discussions.last_img read more

Fighter Dies After Fight Card At MGM

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.comA damaging blow may have been dealt to major boxing matches coming to Maryland after the death of a fighter during a nationally televised card at MGM National Harbor.  Junior welterweight Maxim Dadashev died July 23 as a result of brain injuries suffered during an 11th-round knockout loss to Subriel Matias on an ESPN/Top Rank event in Oxon Hill. Dadashev was a 28-year old rising welterweight prospect who was reportedly “fighting for his green card” in hopes of bringing his family from Russia to the United States.  This was a 140-pound world title elimination fight for the right to become the mandatory challenger for the belt, which is currently held by Josh Taylor.Junior welterweight Maxim Dadashev died July 23 as a result of brain injuries suffered during an 11th-round knockout loss to Subriel Matias at MGM National Harbor. (Courtesy Photo)Most ring observers don’t believe the fight could have been stopped any sooner.  Matias was dominating and Dadashev wasn’t showing much resistance before the end of the 11th round. He had been nailed by a series of consistent head blows and relentless body shots throughout the fight, but showed enough defense the referee was reluctant to stop the fight.His trainer, Buddy McGirt, was seen during the live broadcast between the 10th and 11th rounds asking if he could continue for a final round defend himself during the continuous onslaught. Dadashev offered little response and McGirt then had the ring doctor stop the fight. The late Russian boxer was losing on all three judges scores by the fight’s conclusion. ESPN boxing analyst and multiple world champion Timothy Bradley was emotional when analyzing the series of events in the fight’s aftermath regarding the immediate attention in the ring before Dadashev collapsed on his way back to the dressing room. Bradley held the WBC light welterweight title twice between 2008 and 2011, the WBO light welterweight title from 2009 to 2012, and the WBO welterweight title twice between 2012 and 2016. During an appearance on SportsCenter Bradley questioned why it took so long for adequate treatment to reach after Dadashev was seen “stumbling” and “vomiting” while leaving the ring.“Buddy McGirt stopped the fight at the right time,” Bradley said. “After that where was the care? That’s the only problem I have.  I feel they dropped the ball right there.” A source speaking on the condition of anonymity told the AFRO that this wasn’t the first time a severely injured fighter was inhibited from getting immediate treatment during a fight card at the venue.  In April, first responders experienced difficulty as they tried to get a stretcher to the ring. However, the unnamed boxer – for privacy reasons – survived.Dadashev was taken to University of Maryland at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, Maryland. He underwent surgery to relieve pressure from his brain.  However, two days later he passed away.McGirt, a former two-time world champion himself, was commended for stopping the fight when he did.  Nonetheless, the loss of Dadashev was a painful loss.“It just makes you realize what type of sport we’re in, man,” McGirt told ESPN. “He did everything right in training. No problems, no nothing.”“Great, great guy. He was a trainer’s dream. If I had two more guys like him, I wouldn’t need anybody else because he was truly dedicated to the sport.”last_img read more

TMC leader shot dead in Purulia accused absconding

first_imgKolkata: A Trinamool Congress leader was shot dead by some unidentified miscreants in Purulia. Police are yet to arrest anybody in this connection.The incident has triggered tension in the Daspara area near Adra in Purulia after the victim, Hamid Ansari (55), a Trinamool Congress leader was shot dead. The victim suffered multiple bullet injuries. The victim was going to Adra from Raghunathpur riding his motorcycle at around 11 am on Friday when some miscreants stopped him on his way. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThey fired around 9 rounds of bullets at the victim. Some of the locals heard the gun shots and rushed to his rescue. After receiving bullets, the victim fell on the road. Locals rushed the victim to a local hospital where he was declared brought dead. The body was later sent for an autopsy. The miscreants fled the spot immediately after the incident. After being informed police reached the spot and started a probe. The motorcycle which the victim rode was found lying on the road side and seized by the police. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedCops have collected some samples from the spot and started a detailed probe in this regard. They are yet to ascertain if the victim was murdered following any personal rivalry or there was any political angle into the incident. The district Trinamool Congress leaders said the victim had been instrumental in strengthening the party’s organisation in the area and this could be a deliberate attempt to weaken the organisation. They have also demanded a high-level probe into the incident. Police are interrogating locals and the family members of the victim.last_img read more

Industrial Protective Footwear Market Revenue Projected to Reach 5981 Million by

first_imgIndustrial Protective Footwear Market is expected to garner $5,981 Million by 2022, registering a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period 2016 – 2022. Industrial protective footwear provide protection against various hazards including moving machinery, exposure to chemicals, electrical contact and falling objects. These shoes are manufactured in compliance with safety shoe standards defined by various associations.The market includes footwear designed to assure workers safety in industries such as construction, manufacturing, chemical, and others. Rise in health concerns and occupational safety issues have increased the use of industrial protective footwear. Industrialists focus on improving the safety standards owing to increased worker safety issues, thus fueling the demand for safety footwear globally. The growth of global industrial protective footwear market is driven by rapid industrial development, rise in the number of workplace accidents, and stringent government regulations regarding workers safety.The leather industrial protective footwear segment accounted for more than four-fifths of the total industrial protective footwear market revenue in 2015. Leather footwear is expected to dominate the market throughout the analysis period. The segment constituted over 80% of the industrial protective footwear market size in 2015 and is anticipated to maintain this share till 2022. From a growth perspective, plastic footwear segment would witness the highest CAGR of around 9% from 2016 – 2022.The construction industry dominated the application segment with over one-third of the total market revenue in 2015, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% during the forecast period. The growth is driven by rising number of accidents at construction sites.For Purchase Enquiry Click Here: addition, introduction of innovative products and expansion in untapped geographies offer new opportunities for the market players. However, lack of awareness toward safety and security of workers in small- and mid-sized industries, majorly in developing economies, restrains the market growth.Key Findings of the Industrial Protective Footwear Market:Rubber footwear segment is projected to show highest growth rate during the forecast period.Europe is projected to maintain its lead, growing at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2016 – 2022.The leather footwear segment accounted for more than four-fifths of the total industrial protective footwear market revenue in 2015.Construction dominated the application segment of the market in 2015.LAMEA is expected to grow at the fastest rate, during the forecast period.In 2015, Europe and North America collectively accounted for more than half of the total industrial protective footwear market size, and are expected to continue this trend during the forecast period, primarily due to increasing government regulations toward workers safety.The leading players in the industrial protective footwear industry focus on providing customized solution to consumers as their key strategies to gain a significant share in the global industrial protective footwear market. Strategies such as product launch and expansion have also helped these key players to gain a significant industrial protective footwear market share. The major companies profiled in the report include Rahman Group, Honeywell Safety Products, Oftenrich Holdings Co. Ltd., COFRA Holding AG, Saina Corporation Co. Ltd., Jal Group, ELTEN GmbH, UVEX Safety Group, VF Corporation, and Rock Fall Ltd.Download Sample Copy on Report: Us:Allied Market Research (AMR) is a full-service market research and business-consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based in Portland, Oregon. Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of “Market Research Reports” and “Business Intelligence Solutions.” AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. Each and every data presented in the reports published by us is extracted through primary interviews with top officials from leading companies of domain concerned. Our secondary data procurement methodology includes deep online and offline research and discussion with knowledgeable professionals and analysts in the industry.Contact:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesToll Free (USA/Canada):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-1141UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1?855?550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Epharmacy Market Size 2018 Global Trends Industry Share Growth Drivers Business

first_imgBig Market Research adds new “Global EPharmacy Market Insights, Forecast to 2025” new report to its research database. The report provides information on industry trends, demand, top manufacturers, countries, material and application.The Global EPharmacy Market is projected to reach 38.05 billion million by 2017 and is expected to register a significant growth rate of 15.20% over during forecast period 2018 -2025, reveals a recent research report added by Big Market Research.Request for a sample copy of this report @ study offers an extensive analysis of key drivers, opportunities, key segments, regions, and major manufacturers. Additionally, the competitive scenario in different geographies is outlined to assist new entrants, leading market players, and investors to determine emerging economies. Insights presented in the report would benefit market players to develop strategies for the future and gain a strong position in the global market.The report offers detailed segmentation of the global EPharmacy market based on U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, China, India, Japan, Brazil, Mexico and region. It evaluates these regions based on the prospect and status for the forecast period. Additionally, the research presents the current market condition and outlook of each region. Regions analyzed in the research include North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Market dynamics are also revealed in the research based on risks, driving forces, and opportunities. A brief overview of each segment and sub-segment is provided.The research offers an in-depth analysis of major market players operating in the global EPharmacy industry.Key market players operating in the industry include CVS Health Corporation, DocMorris, Giant Eagle Inc., Rowlands Pharmacy, The Kroger Corporation, Walmart Stores Inc.Get 10% Discount on Enterprise User License@ research demonstrates the performance of each player active in the industry. Besides this, the report offers an overview and highlights of recent advancements of each player in the market. These insights help understand the competitive scenario and take important steps to gain major market share. Comprehensive analysis of consumption, market share, and growth rate of each application is offered for the historic period. The report also offers insights on suppliers, buyers, and merchants in the market.The research evaluates the manufacturing cost of the global EPharmacy market. It discusses key raw materials, dealers, and labor costs. In addition, it evaluates the manufacturing process of the industry. The research also provides insights into Porter’s Five Forces model, value chain analysis, and PEST analysis.The report clearly indicates that the EPharmacy industry has achieved extensive growth since 2025 with several significant advances related to the industry. This report is prepared based on a detailed evaluation of the industry by experts. To conclude, stakeholders, investors, product managers, marketing executives, and other professionals looking for unbiased data on supply, demand, and future estimates would find the report valuable.Access Full Summary @ of ContentsChapter 1. Executive Summary1.1. Market Snapshot1.2. Key Trends1.3. Global & Segmental Market Estimates & Forecasts, 2015-2025 (USD Billion)1.3.1. EPharmacy Market, by Drug Type, 2015-2025 (USD Billion)1.3.2. EPharmacy Market, by Product Type, 2015-2025 (USD Billion)1.3.3. EPharmacy Market, by Region, 2015-2025 (USD Billion)1.4. Estimation Methodology1.5. Research AssumptionChapter 2. EPharmacy Market Definition and Scope2.1. Objective of the Study2.2. Market Definition & Scope2.2.1. Industry Evolution2.2.2. Scope of the Study2.3. Years Considered for the Study2.4. Currency Conversion RatesChapter 3. EPharmacy Market Dynamics3.1. See-Saw Analysis3.1.1. Market Drivers3.1.2. Market Challenges3.1.3. Market OpportunitiesAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesCall answer Direct: +1-971-202-1575Call answer Toll-Free:+1-800-910-6452Email EPharmacy, Global EPharmacy, EPharmacy Market, EPharmacy Market Size, EPharmacy Industry, EPharmacy Market share, EPharmacy Sales, EPharmacy Industry Analysis, EPharmacy Industry Demand, EPharmacy Industry Trends, EPharmacy Market Analysislast_img read more

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Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-13-1219), the article, “Automated measurement of volumetric mammographic density: a tool for widespread breast cancer risk assessment,” was authored by Judith Brand, Kamila Czene, John Shepherd, Karin Leifland, Boel Heddson, Ann Sundbom, Jingmei Li, Keith Humphreys and Per Hall.”Mammographic density is a strong risk factor for breast cancer and an important determinant of screening sensitivity,” said Prof. Per Hall from the Karolinska’s Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. “Since the widespread application of mammographic density is highly dependent on the accuracy and reliability of its measurement, we studied the performance of VolparaDensity in a large prospective cohort study,” he explained. Hall also noted that, “This is the first large-scale study associating VolparaDensity’s assessment results with breast cancer risk.”KARMA (KARolinska MAmmography project for risk prediction of breast cancer) is a prospective cohort study initiated in January 2011 and comprises 70,876 women attending mammography screening or clinical mammography at four hospitals in Sweden. Digital mammography was performed using five different models from three manufacturers (GE Medical Systems, Philips Healthcare and Sectra Imtec AB). Volumetric breast density was measured for each participant using VolparaDensity. Study participants also donated blood for genotyping and filled out a detailed questionnaire.Results demonstrated that in a high-throughput setting VolparaDensity performs well and in accordance with the behavior of established density measures. Volumetric density was positively associated with iparity (never having given birth), age at first birth, hormone use, benign breast disease and family history of breast cancer, and negatively with age and postmenopausal status. Importantly, the method showed good agreement by side and by view and distributions of volume density were similar across the different mammography systems. Based on the results, researchers concluded that automated measurement of volumetric mammographic density using VolparaDensity is a promising tool for widespread breast cancer risk assessment.”One of the limitations of current screening strategies,” according to Volpara Solutions Chief Scientist and CEO, Ralph Highnam, “is that they are based solely on age, ignoring the fact that a woman’s lifetime risk is determined by other common risk factors. After age, mammographic density is the strongest breast cancer risk factor. As a result of the Karolinska’s study, VolparaDensity’s volumetric assessment of mammographic density is continuing to display its promise as a highly effective tool for optimizing screening programs where resources and extra imaging modalities can be targeted to those with the highest density.Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), HealthCanada, the TGA and CE-marked, VolparaDensity is used by radiologists to objectively assess density from both digital mammography and tomosynthesis images to help doctors evaluate who might benefit from additional screening. Highly correlated to breast magnetic resonance imaging (MR) assessments, VolparaDensity is a reliable tool that automatically generates an objective measurement of volumetric breast density correlated to the ACR (American College of Radiology) breast density categories. To date, more than 3 million women have had their breast density analyzed, using VolparaDensity. 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