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22 children die of mystery disease in Bihar

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first_imgAt least 22 children below the age of six years have died and 35 others hospitalised due to a mystery disease during the past one week in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, official sources said.While four children died at the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), three others died at Kejriwal hospital in Muzaffarpur town, the sources said.SKMCH Paediatrician Dr Braj Mohan confirmed the death of four children at the hospital since yesterday.Twenty other children were still being treated at the hospital till date, Braj Mohan said.Superintendent of Kejriwal hospital Dr Bibi Giri said three children below the age of six years due to suspected encephalitis at the hospital during the past 24 hours.He said 15 others were still admitted for treatment at the Kejriwal hospital.State health department have sent a team of experts from Regional Malaria Research Institute ((RMRI)led by Dr Krishna Pandey from Patna. The team had already collected the blood samples and returned to Patna, Principal secretary (health), Amarjeet sinha said.The blood samples were sent to a specialised laboratory in Pune for examination and obtaining report to diagnose the disease children suffer in Muzaffarpur.Meanwhile, alarmed with the death of 22 patients due to a mysterious disease in Muzaffarpur, state Health minister Ashwini Chaube will visit the North Bihar town tomorrow to review medical facilities for the treatment of the unknown disease, an official release said.Chaube will also visit the Sri Krishna Memorial College-cum-Hospital and Kerjiwal Hospital to meet the patients and their kins, the release said.advertisementThe health minister will also discuss with the doctors about the outbreak of the mysterious disease and hold a meeting with the health and other officials there, it said.- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

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Watching Virat Kohli bat was an eye-opener for young Sam Curran

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first_imgYoung England pacer Sam Curran was on fire on Thursday as he ran through the Indian top-order in the span of two overs but everything changed when he ran onto the Indian captain Virat Kohli.Curran, 20, playing only his second Test match, was unplayable at one point as he got a set Murali Vijay and in-form Lokesh Rahul out in the same over. In his next over, he bowled a fine delivery outside off, drawing Shikhar Dhawan forward and getting a knick, which went straight to Dawid Malan at slips. His three wickets pegged India back from a position of advantage to their back-foot.From 50/0 in reply to England’s first-innings score of 287 to 59/3, India were struggling to deal with the young and vibrant left-arm pacer in Curran. But, then came the resistance from Kohli and it went on and on before finally perishing after another gritty innings in whites.Kohli, who definitely didn’t look solid to begin with, had his fair share of heart in the mouth moments. He knicked a few balls here and there and one off James Anderson, which went straight to Dawid Malan at slips but was dropped. Since then, Kohli only grew in confidence and as wickets kept tumbling from the other end, he took matter into his own hands to salvage a rescue mission for his team.Watch: Anushka Sharma applauds Virat Kohli’s dramatic hundred in EnglandKohli however, kept losing partners from the other end. Hardik Pandya did stay on with for a while but once the 48-run stand for the sixth wicket was broken by Curran…again…England again had a sniff as they removed Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami in quick succession.But, Kohli was in no mood to give up and he struck 92 runs along with the last two in Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma to before falling for 149 with India 13 runs short of England’s total. In the 92 runs scored between the last two pairs, Umesh and Ishant only managed 6. That goes to show Kohli’s class, determination and temperament.advertisement Virat Kohli scored his maiden Test hundred in England on Thursday (Reuters Photo)And, young Curran was bowled over by the Indian captain’s match-changing knock.Also read – India vs England 1st Test: Virat Kohli’s 149 leaves series opener wide open”We had them 100 for five, and felt in the game then Virat played really well with their tail and frustrated us a little bit,” Curran said. That’s what Test cricket is about you play against the best players.”I’m only in my second game, but I think it was a little eye-opener for watching the way he bats and how precise you’ve got to be with your lengths,” said Curran, who picked up 4/74 from 17 overs and was England’s pick of the bowlers.However, Curran did add that Kohli’s luck was on his side today and on any other day, it could have been different.Also read – Best batsman on planet: Cricket world pays tribute to Virat Kohli”He did nick a lot of balls outside off-stump that didn’t carry as well. We stuck to our plans very well against him, and on another day they would carry,” Curran said.Curran has been a regular feature for Surrey in country cricket and his impressive display earned him a call-up in the Test squad ahead of much more experienced options. His introduction in the game changed the ball-game completely on Day 2 and he feels that he was actually having a special day with the ball.Also read – Virat Kohli slams 1st Test hundred in England, dedicates it to Anushka Sharma”Coming on and taking a few early wickets, I can’t really remember it. “Personally, it was obviously a pretty special day for me with the ball. You’ve just got to keep learning every day, and keep enjoying it.” Sam Curran picked up 4/74 from 17 overs during the first innings of the first Test (Getty Images)Curran also savoured in the moment as he got the chance to play with his idols and the people he grew up seeing.”It’s obviously a pretty cool feeling for me standing in the field, and you’ve got the likes of my heroes — Jimmy and Broady and Stokesy and everyone, running into bowl, and Kohli — all these boys I’ve grown up watching, and I’ve been thrown in to play against them.””I felt like I was running in at The Oval for Surrey — I forgot about what I’m actually doing, and just stuck to what I’m good at,” he said. “In my first Test a couple of months ago against Pakistan, I was probably a little bit nervous.”advertisementlast_img read more

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Former Bengal captain Gopal Bose passes away

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first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 26 (PTI) Former Bengal cricket captain Gopal Bose died after suffering a cardiac arrest at a Birmingham hospital today. He was 71 and is survived by his wife and son Arijit. An opening batsman, Bose had scored 3757 runs in 78 first-class games with eight hundreds and 17 fifties. He also took 72 wickets with his handy off-breaks including one five-wicket haul. He was the first cricketer from Bengal to play an ODI against England in 1974, which was incidentally only the second ODI that India played. Interestingly, Bose was the manager of the Virat Kohli-led India U-19 team that won the colts World Cup in Kuala Lumpur in 2008. After a prolific 1973-74 season, during which he scored a big hundred for Rest of India in the Irani Cup, Bose was included for India’s unofficial tour of Sri Lanka, where he scored a hundred and shared a 194-run opening stand with Sunil Gavaskar. He was picked for India’s 1974 tour to England and his struggles against the moving delivery meant that he didn’t play a Test match on that tour. He was also picked in the squad for a 1975 Test match against the West Indies in Chennai when Gavaskar was injured but the erstwhile selection committee decided to promote Eknath Solkar as Farokh Engineer’s opening partner. Bose never got a call-up after that. However, he made a name for himself as one of the most respected coaches in Bengal with sharp insight. Some of the Bengal stars of later years like Ranadeb Bose, Devang Gandhi, and Avishek Jhunjhunwala learnt their cricket under Bose’s tutelage.advertisement There was a popular saying in the late 80’s and early 90’s that “it can’t be that you are a resident of South Kolkata and you have not learnt your cricket under Gopal da”. Known to speak his mind, Bose was never a favourite with the establishment in Bengal cricket. It was only after Sourav Ganguly became the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal that he was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award. “Lost a very dear person today ..luckily he was with his entire family in Birmingham ..will miss him ..may his soul rest in peace,” former India captain Sourav Ganguly wrote on his twitter page. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said: “Saddened at the passing away of Gopal Bose, former India cricketer, shining star of Bengal cricket for many years and captain. My condolences to his family, admirers and friends in the sports fraternity.” The likes of Manoj Tiwary and Wriddhiman Saha also expressed their condolences. PTI KHS TAP PM PMlast_img read more

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Gael Monfils beats Stanislas Wawrinka to win World Tournament

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first_imgThree-time major champion Stanislas Wawrinka’s rebuilt knee couldn’t quite carry him to the title in Rotterdam on Sunday.Wawrinka lost his first final since his comeback a year ago from left knee surgeries, succumbing 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to Gael Monfils of France at the ABN AMRO World Tournament.It was the Frenchman’s eighth career title.”I tried a couple of times here. I lost the final in 2016,” Monfils told Dutch national broadcaster NOS courtside. He said it was special to win a tournament that his idol, Arthur Ashe, also won. Ashe won back-to-back titles in Rotterdam in 1975 and ’76.Unseeded Wawrinka reached the final by beating top-seeded Kei Nishikori in three sets on Saturday.But the Swiss finally ran out of steam in the final set as Monfils stepped up his game.”In the third set I was a little bit more aggressive and I go a bit more for my shots, I served bigger and that helped me a lot,” Monfils said.Wawrinka was going for his 17th career title and second in Rotterdam, after winning in 2015.It was his first final since the 2017 French Open, where he previously met Monfils in the fourth round.Monfils also needed three sets to overcome fifth-seeded Daniil Medvedev in the semifinals, but outlasted Wawrinka in a match that took 1 hour, 44 minutes.After they shared the first two sets, Monfils was more consistent than Wawrinka in the decisive third.Already trailing 4-2, Wawrinka hit three unforced errors to lose the seventh game and allow Monfils to serve out the match.advertisementAlso Watch:last_img read more

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Conte: Morata wants to be the best

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first_imgMorata Morata wants to ‘become one of the best’, says Chelsea boss Conte Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 05:30 16/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alvaro Morata Chelsea Getty Images Morata Chelsea Arsenal Premier League Antonio Conte The Blues manager is excited by the Spanish striker’s start to life in England, but expects him to get even better as he aims to join the global elite Antonio Conte has been impressed by Alvaro Morata’s start at Chelsea, but thinks he will improve further with age as he aims to become one of the best in the worldThe Blues signed the 24-year-old from Real Madrid for £60 million during the summer transfer window to replace AWOL striker Diego Costa, who remains away from England as he seeks a move to Atletico Madrid.Chelsea 14/1 to beat Arsenal 3-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Morata has scored three goals and provided two assists in his first three starts for Chelsea, and Conte has revealed that the Spain international is setting lofty targets for the future.“Morata is a really good striker, don’t forget Alvaro is very young,” Conte told reporters at Cobham Training Centre. “I think he can improve a lot. Despite being a young player, he has played with Real Madrid and Juventus, in his career he won a lot.“I think he has great experience, great international experience. We are happy to have him in our team. We are trying to work very hard with him, to adapt himself in our style of football, our idea. For me the striker is very important, very important, but he is a good guy and he wants to improve a lot, he wants to become one of the best.”Conte on Morata GFXDavide Zappacosta joined Morata in signing for Chelsea over the summer, with a £23 million deal bringing him to Stamford Bridge from Torino on transfer deadline day.Conte brought in his fellow Italian to add depth in the wing-back positions, and he has already made an impact in the Premier League off the bench against Leicester. He followed up that display by scoring a freak goal in an impressive performance against Qarabag, as he made his first start for the Blues in Champions League competition.The speed in which Zappacosta has settled has been praised by Conte, as he competes for a regular starting berth with Victor Moses.“I think he scored an amazing goal, the guy was very honest to tell that he tried to cross, but during the game he had other chances to score. Don’t forget against Leicester, he was very close to scoring another goal.“I think this is positive, he is a really good guy. Davide knew very well my idea of football, for this reason he was ready to start the game against Qarabag. He’s in a good physical condition. I am pleased for his performance.Conte on Zappacosta GFX“But now he has to continue to improve himself, to adapt himself in this league. Don’t forget this league is not simple. It was positive. When you start your experience, for him also it was the first appearance in the Champions League.“Also to score the goal you must be happy. Also improve your confidence. I think all positive things about his performance against Qarabag.”Morata is expected to be recalled to the team as Chelsea face Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, but Zappacosta will likely remain on the bench.Conte arrived at his press conference on Friday with a sickness bug. He was in the early stages of losing his voice but he is hoping a dose of antibiotics can help him to recover enough to continue barking out his instructions on the touchline.“I hope to solve this situation, from yesterday [when I got sick], I took antibiotics,” Conte added. “I also took them today and I will tomorrow, I hope to solve the situation, otherwise… it will be a problem for me.“In this case, I think the air conditioner was stronger than my sweets. I hope to recover! [so I can continue to shout]. In my office when I arrive I turn off the air conditioning. But when I stay on the bus, I risk a lot, because I suffer with air conditioning.”last_img read more

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Barca 5 clear after Valencia loss

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first_imgGetafe 1 Valencia 0: Marcelino suffers first loss as Barca go five clear Tom Webber 01:28 12/4/17 MarkelBergara - cropped Getty Images Marcelino got his first taste of defeat as Valencia coach in a 1-0 loss at Getafe, leaving Barcelona five points clear in LaLiga. Valencia missed the chance to close the gap to LaLiga leaders Barcelona as their unbeaten start to the season ended with a surprise 1-0 defeat to 10-man Getafe on Sunday.Barca were held to a 2-2 draw by Celta Vigo on Saturday but Markel Bergara thwarted the attempts of Marcelino’s side – without injured trio Ezequiel Garay, Jeison Murillo and Goncalo Guedes – to go two points behind Barca, who are now five clear.Getafe thought they had the lead when Amath Ndiaye deflected Mauro Arambarri’s shot into the back of the net, but he was adjudged to be in an offside position. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The hosts’ frustrations were added to when Arambarri was shown a second yellow card for a wild lunge on Martin Montoya, though Jorge Molina should have given them the lead before half-time when he beat the offside trap and looped a header onto the roof the net.Getafe continued to threaten more and they had a shock lead when Bergara’s fierce drive deflected off Gabriel’s thigh and flew into the top-right corner.Dani Parejo saw three first-half free-kicks saved by Vicente Guaita and the former Valencia goalkeeper produced his best stop to push the midfielder’s dead-ball effort against the upright with 15 minutes remaining as Marcelino fell to his first defeat at the helm of the visitors.We may not have won yesterday, but our lead in the standings has GROWN! pic.twitter.com/DN0D0lbosp— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 3, 2017last_img read more

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Transas Releases New Navi-Planner 4000

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first_imgzoom The updated version of the globally renowned voyage planning software Navi-Planner 4000 received additional functions, boosting versatility and convenience.The Transas Navi-Planner 4000 software is recognized as one of the ECDIS market’s most powerful charts and data management tools, and also boasts a set of databases, applications and services intended for every step of voyage planning.In addition to working with the Transas Admiralty Data Service (TADS), the new version of the Transas Navi-Planner is now optimized to handle ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS) charts and permits. This functionality, developed in a close cooperation between the UKHO and Transas Marine, opens the doors for non-Transas ECDIS customers to use Navi-Planner as their tool for chart management and passage planning. This means that regardless of ECDIS type installed onboard, all users will get official charts to their ECDIS with only few clicks on the screen.Navi-Planner 4000 already has the capability to import and export routes from various ECDIS brands which gives a great benefit for shipping companies operating different types of ECDIS’s across their fleet.Transas Navi-Planner 4000 is also compatible with the ADMIRALTY Information Overlay (AIO), which includes all Temporary and Preliminary Notices to Mariners (T&P NMs) and provides navigationally significant information from the UKHO’s ENC validation programme.In 2010 Transas Marine became the first company to announce compatibility with the AIO, which boosted Transas ECDIS performance and became an important step forward in supporting the transition to digital navigation.The Overlay makes the whole passage planning simpler and safer by clearly showing where important Temporary or Preliminary changes may impact a voyage. As a result, shipping companies are able to comply more easily with Port State Control (PSC) requirements by providing T&P NMs where they do not currently exist in ENC coverage today.Transas Marine, December 19, 2013last_img read more

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Peter Gabriel Performs At WITNESS Benefit

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first_imgHuman rights organization WITNESS last week celebrated 20 years of collaborative activism with musicians, celebrities and human rights supporters at its 8th Annual Focus for Change Benefit held at the Roseland Ballroom.Emmanuel Jal, Peter Gabriel, Feist and Alan Cumming at WITNESS 20th Anniversary Benefit.Hosted by award winning actor and long-time supporter of LGBT rights Alan Cumming, the evening kicked off with a journey – taking guests back in time 20 years to look at how WITNESS and its partners have used video in human rights campaigns over the years.“I am proud to support WITNESS,” said Cumming. “Having worked in film for over 25 years, it’s inspiring to see examples of how video has been used successfully in the struggle to protect human rights.”Music legend and WITNESS co-founder Peter Gabriel, in between stops on his Back to Front tour, performed.“WITNESS became a vision for me after the Human Rights Now! Tour back in 1988. I traveled with Amnesty International and met brave human rights defenders who suffered grave abuses. I documented their testimonies with my own handheld video camera in the hopes that their stories would not be buried or forgotten,” said Peter Gabriel . “20 years later, WITNESS is now as important as ever, helping people use video to tell their stories and giving them access to strategies and tools to create meaningful change.”Other musicians who performed to show support for the WITNESS-led Video for Change era were Canadian singer-songwriter and Grammy nominee Feist and South Sudanese musician and former war child turned peace soldier, Emmanuel Jal.WITNESS partners, who have worked to put a stop to slave labor in Brazil , to end rampant abuse in the U.S. juvenile justice system, and to end recruitment of child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo , shared their stories and explained how video changed their lives and the situations in their respective communities.Since 1992, WITNESS has trained more than 4,500 human rights defenders and partnered with over 300 groups in 86 countries to produce campaign videos that have reached more than 260 million people worldwide.“Tonight we celebrate how much WITNESS has accomplished over the last 20 years, but also look forward to how much more we can continue to accomplish,” said Yvette Alberdingk Thijm, Executive Director of WITNESS. “We are at a critical point in the history of human rights, where anyone with a camera can be not only a witness but also a catalyst for change. In this ‘cameras everywhere’ world, WITNESS is committed to helping grow the ranks of human rights defenders and citizen activists.”To top off the festive evening, DJ Cassidy, a global phenomenon in the DJ world, turned the event into an iconic NYC dance party.Find out more here.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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RCMP recommends charges against officer over alleged assault on teen

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first_imgAPTN National NewsAbbotsford police in British Columbia have recommended assault charges against an RCMP officer in Williams Lake.The recommendation stems from an incident APTN National News reported on last fall.APTN National News reporter Tina House has this story.last_img

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Over 18 Tons of Hashish Seized Northern Morocco

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Rabat – Moroccan authorities on Saturday seized 18.15 tons of Hashish (cannabis resin) aboard a TIR truck and arrested two suspects, the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said.According to the first elements of the investigation, the banned substance, which was carefully concealed in a shipment of agricultural products, was discovered upon inspection of the cargo vehicle that was about to embark to Europe, the same source pointed out, adding that the driver and his companion were arrested.The suspects, aged 30 and 39, were placed in custody pending the completion of the investigation.

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Shooting in Keselwatte injures one person

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Gunmen who had arrived on a motorcycle carried out the shooting.A 28-year-old person who was injured in the shooting incident was admitted to hospital for treatment. (Colombo Gazette) A shooting incident in Keselwatte today resulted in one person sustaining injuries, the Police said.The shooting incident took place at Dam Street late this evening.

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Applications for US unemployment aid rise to 6month high

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Applications for US unemployment aid rise to 6-month high by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Jan 21, 2016 6:35 am MDT Last Updated Jan 21, 2016 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since July, though applications remained at historically low levels.THE NUMBERS: Weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 293,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, increased to 285,000, the highest since April. The number of Americans receiving aid has fallen nearly 9 per cent in the past year to 2.2 million.THE TAKEAWAY: The applications figure remains below 300,000, where it has stood since last March. That is a low level that points to few layoffs. Yet it has increased nearly 10 per cent in the past month. The rise could reflect volatility in the data after the winter holidays, when many temporary retail employees are laid off. The government adjusts the figures to reflect those seasonal trends, but isn’t always able to do so perfectly.KEY DRIVERS: Global financial markets have plunged since the year began over fears that world economic growth is slowing by more than most analysts expected. A sharp plunge in oil prices has also unnerved investors, who see it as a potential sign of slower growth.Applications for unemployment aid are a proxy for layoffs and can indicate whether businesses are sufficiently nervous about the economy to cut jobs. Some companies have announced job cuts in recent weeks, including Johnson & Johnson, Regions Bank and Aeropostale.Last week’s rise in applications “is not a big move, but it is enough to be concerning,” said Jim O’Sullivan, an economist at High Frequency Economics. “The data are starting to suggest some slowing. Claims will be very important to watch in coming weeks.”BIG PICTURE: Even with all the gloom in financial markets, consumers are still willing to splash out on restaurant meals, autos and travel, providing crucial support to the economy. That is helping to offset the impact of a strong dollar and slower overseas growth, which has hurt manufacturers.So far, most economists expect the U.S. economy to continue growing this year, though at a slow pace, despite the headwinds from overseas. FILE – In this May 30, 2013, file photo, job seekers line up to talk to recruiters during a job fair held in Atlanta. On Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier. (AP Photo/John Amis, File) read more

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Brock Media Clips for Friday Oct 12

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Here’s a look at some of the media attention Brock University received recently.The best bosses are humble bosses: Research from Psychology Professor Michael Ashton about humility was included in a Wall Street Journal article, which highlights the trend among organizations to promote effective leaders who also remain humble.    Liberals told to build new benefits for ill, unemployed workers: In a Toronto Star article, Associate Professor of Sociology Kate Bezanson said employment insurance in Canada might become too inflexible to deal with shifting family, labour market and regional circumstances unless it is changed.Brock study estimates its economic impact: A recent study from Brock’s Niagara Community Observatory, which said the University and its students have an economic impact of nearly half a billion dollars each year on the Niagara region, was featured in the St. Catharines Standard and on Newstalk 610 CKTB.  Getting to the root of lavender’s secrets: The work of a team that included Brock Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Ping Liang to map the complete genetic makeup of the lavender plant was featured in a Science Daily article.¿Está Canadá lista para la legalización del uso recreativo del cannabis?: Associate Professor of Operations Research Michael Armstrong spoke with Nicaraguan website Metro about Canada’s upcoming legalization of recreational cannabis use.If you know of an appearance or story about a Brock faculty member, student, athlete or alumni, please drop us a line with a link to the story at universitycom@brocku.ca read more

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Panasonic ship a snowman to the desert in a cardboard box

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first_imgNo you are not mis-reading the title as the eco ideas arm of Panasonic made one Child’s dream come true recently by packing up a snowman in a cardboard box wrapped in Panasonic’s unique vacuum insulation and sending it 8000 kilometers from Japan to Bahrain (located near the western shores of the Persian Gulf) to visit people who had never seen snow.If this does not sound amazing enough, the box used no refrigeration. The project was derived from The SPARKS and the super charming ‘eco ideas’, which is Panasonic’s global community web site.The SPARKS team normally creates innovative and insane ideas that can help change people’s lives and when they got a message from Amna (the sister of the small boy) on their Facebook page:Snow never falls in Bahrain, so I would like to show my little brother his very first ‘snow’. The SPARKS team went into action to fulfill her wish and delivered the snowman to Bahrain. The video below shows the epic journey.Read more at ecoideas.netlast_img read more

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Lynn Ruane The overdose drug Naloxone can save lives so lets remove

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first_img Share455 Tweet Email3 By Lynn Ruane 44 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4589304 Thankfully, a lot has changed since then and now we have access to Naloxone.Naloxone is an opioid antagonist. In simple terms, it temporarily reverses the effects of heroin, so it can save the user from an overdose death. In a country where we have a very high rate of overdose-related harm and deaths, in which opioids are often implicated, the importance of this medicine can’t be overstated.Almost half the people who die from an overdose in Ireland were not alone when they died, so someone could have administered Naloxone and saved their lives if it were available and the companion was trained.Naloxone is safe, recommended by the World Health Organisation and saves lives around the world. Naloxone comes in both intranasal (up the nose) and injectable forms.However, there’s a problem. Currently, Naloxone has to be prescribed by a doctor to a patient and isn’t available over the counter to people even to people who are specially trained to administer it.In my view, this needs to change. I recently spoke to Dr Patrick O’Donnell from Limerick about a case there. He explained that one evening an experienced staff member from the Ana Liffey Drug Project, who was trained in harm reduction, came across a person who had overdosed on heroin in a public place.The staff member actually offers training to others on how to manage an overdose and to use Naloxone. The problem is that she didn’t have any Naloxone with her. The law as it currently stands means that staff members in facilities that help addicts, cannot have Naloxone prescribed to them as they are not personally at risk of overdose.The person experiencing the overdose did not appear to have any Naloxone on them either, and nor is it safe or appropriate to be going through someone’s pockets looking for medication they might be prescribed.This meant that the staff member had to ring an ambulance, put the person in the recovery position and wait for a period of time for help to arrive. This was a waste of precious time and could potentially have cost the person overdosing, their life.We need to remember:There are more deaths in Ireland as a result of overdoses than road traffic accidents. While the HSE has been training people as part of the Naloxone programme in Ireland, the lack of availability of the drug itself, however, is undermining these efforts. The training needs to be rolled out across all addiction service and homeless service providers and Naloxone should be available to staff in these projects and to outreach workers. Currently, only the person at risk of overdose (the patient) can be prescribed Naloxone. While they can have more than one product prescribed and do sometimes leave one with a friend or family member, we need to extend this access. As someone who has intervened in many overdoses, it makes much more sense to me for project workers, community drug workers, the Gardai, partners and family members to be able to access Naloxone themselves. After all, they are the ones who will have to administer it as they will usually be the first responders to an overdose.The current legislation would need to be changed to make Naloxone more available and many organisations working in social care would also favour this approach. Another barrier to accessing Naloxone is the cost as not all GPs are registered with the programme and if your doctor is not registered with the programme then you will have to pay for the drug. This reduces the chances of an individual carrying Naloxone on their person as affordability in many cases will be a barrier to access.It is crucial that GPs around the country participate in the Naloxone programme to avoid this.Lynn Ruane is an independent senator.  Lynn Ruane: The overdose drug Naloxone can save lives so let’s remove the barriers to accessing it There are more deaths in Ireland as a result of overdose than road traffic accidents and many of these deaths are preventable, writes senator Lynn Ruane. Sunday 14 Apr 2019, 8:30 PM IN 2003, I was hired to develop an initiative for teenagers who were using heroin.One particular week we were learning about how to respond to an overdose.The young people had witnessed a number of overdoses but the methods they were using to respond were scary. Given their exposure to overdose, it was an essential part of my job to help them learn better ways to keep themselves and their friends safe.We talked through the basics, such as recognising an overdose and how to put people into the recovery position.However, at the time this was pretty much the limit of it – knowing the recovery position and staying with the person overdosing until an ambulance arrived.center_img Apr 14th 2019, 8:31 PM Independent Senator Lynn Ruane 22,395 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Weather Eye: The skies will do as they want, whatever the forecasts may say

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first_img “The trouble with weather forecasting is that it’s right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.”–Patrick YoungThe Thanksgiving week forecast was somewhat of a bust. Saturday morning, it was a balmy 39 degrees at Government Camp, Ore., no snow on the passes to speak of. What was to be hazardous travel over the passes at the beginning of the holiday failed to materialize. I traveled over U.S. Highway 26 at Government Camp on Wednesday morning, and although there was a dusting of snow on the unpaved surfaces, travel was a breeze. The mountain forecast predicted maybe a couple of feet for Government Camp by Friday. Nada, none.I spent the holiday in Sunriver, Ore., where it was expected to snow — nope, none here either, despite watches, advisories and warnings galore. The high wind warnings said up to 60 mph — never developed. Temperatures remained above freezing.Then the rain. Torrents were expected along the coast, not as much between the Cascades and the Coast Range. As you know, it rained hard all Thanksgiving Day in Clark County. A record of 2.05 inches of rain was set in Vancouver, breaking the 1960 record of 2.00 inches. The rain continued for hours on end, causing widespread street flooding and streams and rivers rising to minor flood stage.Another weather statement was issued again for the Cascade passes for Saturday night and today. Perhaps this one will pan out.The weather will do what it wants to, despite multimillion-dollar computer models. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and continued blessings to all of you!Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com. Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com.last_img read more

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Icardi defends Koulibaly after racial abuse

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first_imgInter Milan captain Mauro Icardi is the latest player to rise to Kalidou Koulibaly’s defence following the racial abuse he received on WednesdayThe Senegalese defender was sent off at the San Siro with two yellow cards in quick succession in a Serie A match between Inter and Napoli.Koulibaly’s dismissal left Napoli with 10-men and ultimately had a hand in their 1-0 defeat after substitute Lautaro Martinez scored a stoppage-time winner.Afterwards, Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti was left fuming and announced they asked the match to be stopped three times due to the monkey noises and other racist chants that had been aimed at Koulibaly by the Inter fans.“I am disappointed with what happened yesterday at San Siro,” Icardi wrote on Instagram.“Let’s say STOP to racism and discrimination.”Meanwhile, Koulibaly wrote on Twitter: “I’m disappointed by the defeat, but above all at leaving my brothers.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“But I am proud of the colour of my skin. Proud to be French, Senegalese, Neapolitan: Man.”Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo also sent Koulibaly a message of support and called for racism to be stopped.As a consequence for their fans’ actions, Inter will have their next two home fixtures played behind closed doors.Mi dispiace la sconfitta e sopratutto avere lasciato i miei fratelli!Però sono orgoglioso del colore della mia pelle. Di essere francese, senegalese, napoletano: uomo.⚽ #InterNapoli 1-0🇸🇳 #KK26 #famiglia💙 #ForzaNapoliSempre💪🏿 #DifendoLaCittà pic.twitter.com/f9q0KYggcw— Koulibaly Kalidou (@kkoulibaly26) December 26, 2018last_img read more

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60 of active scheme members are in defined contribution schemes

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first_imgAlmost two-thirds (60%) of respondents’ active pension scheme members are in a defined contribution (DC) scheme, compared to 32% in 2011, according to research by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).Five year trend data from the PLSA’s annual survey, based on responses from 63 private sector employers, also found that 40% of respondents’ active pension scheme members are in a defined benefit (DB) pension scheme, down from 68% in 2011.The research also found:The average employer contribution to DB schemes among respondents is 23%, increasing from 17% in 2011.Almost half (48%) of respondents’ DB schemes are closed to both new employees and future accrual, compared to around a third (31%) in 2011.Among respondents, the existence of a management or governance committee grew from 60% of contract-based schemes in 2011 to 78% in 2015.The average cost of record-keeping and administration of DB pension schemes for respondents is £48 per member, up from £29 in 2011.Joanne Segars (pictured), chief executive at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, said: “Our trend analysis finds many of the key trends continuing – the decline of DB being an obvious example. But next year we have the end of contracting out and the possibility of further radical changes to pensions tax relief. The former means increasing costs and complications for DB schemes in particular.“The latter in its most extreme form could completely undo the most positive change in recent years of enrolling more than five million new savers in to pensions. So it’s possible that what we’re seeing this year is merely the calm before the storm.”last_img read more

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Youth shot dead by cousin brother over family dispute

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first_imgKolkata: A youth from Diamond Harbour was allegedly shot dead by his cousin brother over some dispute.The incident took place in the Netra area of Diamond Harbour area in South 24-Parganas on Monday night. The victim has been identified as Sabbir Gaji. The victim went to a fair near Diamond Harbour station on Monday evening. After visiting the fair, the victim was going to one of his relatives’ houses situated nearby. When Gaji was about to enter the house of his relative, his cousin brother Rakibul Gaji turned up there and took him to a house in the locality. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAfter a few minutes the youths stepped into the room, locals heard the sound of a gunshot. They rushed to the spot only to find the victim lying in a pool of blood. The victim with a bullet injury was taken to Diamond Harbour District Hospital and was later shifted to a city hospital as his condition deteriorated. The patient succumbed to his injury on late Monday night. The incident triggered panic among locals residents in the Netra area. The family members of the victim lodged a complaint at the local police station against the cousin brother, Rakibul, and four others. On the basis of the complaint police have started a probe. They are yet to ascertain the exact cause that might have led to the murder. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that some family-related dispute might have caused the incident. Cops are investigating if the victim had any personal rivalry with his cousin brother. The investigating officers are interrogating the family members of the victim and police are conducting raids to nab the accused.last_img read more

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Weather Update Snow not likely to fall this weekend

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first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! It seems that the weather gods have changed their plans for snow this weekend.The cold front that was predicted to hit South Africa is looking as if it is moving away, and no snow is predicted to fall anymore.Ladysmith should experience cooler weather conditions from tomorrow (October 27).Also read previous snow stories: Snow on the mountains brings in the coldCold temperatures are still expected for the affected areas, but the moisture band looks like it will shift south and away to the sea.The moisture band could also move back up inland again.We will update you if the weather patterns change.last_img read more

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