The fight for Attawapiskat became the fight for all First Nations children

first_imgAPTN National NewsA group of First Nation students are heading to Geneva to address the United Nations.Their message is about the health and well being of First Nation children across the country.APTN National News reporter Donna Smith has this story.last_img

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NHL hockey players shooting to help First Nation youth

first_imgAPTN National NewsThere was no hockey lockout in Whitehorse this week.NHL hockey players took the ice in the Yukon capital for a friendly game to raise money for First Nation youth and local charities.APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean has this story.last_img

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School District 60 cancels all North Peace school buses today

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — School District 60 has cancelled all school buses in the North Peace today.In an announcement on their website, the school district said that poor visibility and road conditions across the North Peace have caused officials to cancel school buses for the entire day today. The School District added that schools will remain open for the day today.School District 59’s Transportation Manager Jeff Lekstrom said that despite the weather, school buses are all running on schedule in the South Peace today.last_img read more

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MoroccoNiger Signing of 16 Agreement and Vows of Support in ECOWAS

Rabat – The pulse of Morocco’s leadership in Africa has quickened, instilling the Kingdom’s presence throughout the continent. The latest recognition of the country came from Niger, whose minister of foreign affairs said that Morocco provides “multifaceted support” for his country.Fifty years ago, Morocco established diplomatic relations with Niger. Today, the fruits of corporation continue to thrive and prosper.At the 4th Morocco-Niger Joint Committee, held on Dec. 25-26 in Rabat and co-chaired by foreign minister Nasser Bourita and his Nigerien counterpart Ibrahim Yacoubou, the latter affirmed that Morocco represents a “very serious and important partner for Niger.” “Morocco’s support for Niger is growing bigger and more diversified in the sectors of trade, transportation, investment, justice and training,” he said.The session was concluded by the sealing of 16 agreements in the economic, tourism and cultural spheres, as well as in health, training, justice and transport.Among the agreements are an accord between the Moroccan Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion (CDG) and the Nigerien National Social Security Fund (CNSS), as well as a cooperation agreement between Morocco’s employers’ association (CGEM) and Niger’s chamber of commerce and industry (CCIN).A cooperation agreement between the Casablanca-Settat chamber of commerce, industry and services and the CCIN and a partnership declaration between Barid al Maghrib and Niger Post were also signed.An agreement on air services was established as well as another on the 2018-2025 program of tourism cooperation agreement.Three agreements in the judicial field, namely a draft agreement on judicial cooperation in civil, commercial and administrative matters, a protocol of cooperation between the two countries’ ministries of justice and a plan of action on justice were inked.Two memorandums of understanding were signed. One  in the health sector and another in pharmacy  and health products.The two officials also vowed to implement a framework cooperation agreement on training and internship and a draft program for the implementation of the cultural agreement, signed in 1967.Yacoubou said that the 4th session and the signing of the 16 agreements  constitute “one of the most important phases in strengthening bilateral cooperation.” He invited Bourita to visit Niger to forge ahead with this bilateral cooperation.Further and BeyondMorocco’s return to the African Union is “an additional asset given to the political, historical and economic weight of Kingdom,” the Nigerien official said, whose country never recognized Polisario, and was among the first countries to support Morocco’s return to the AU and its request to join ECOWAS.“Our organization is strengthened and Africa is strengthened by the leadership of Morocco in many issues,” said Yacoubou. read more

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Zinedine Machach Chooses to Play for Morocco Instead of Algeria

Rabat – Herve Renard, Morocco’s national football team coach, has managed to convince Moroccan-Algerian midfielder Zinedine Machach to join the Moroccan national football team.Born to a Moroccan father and an Algerian mother, Machach plays for the Italian team Napoli, current leader of Italy’s serie A.The news was confirmed by Moroccan sports TV Channel Arryadia. Via Twitter, Arryadia posted, “Convinced by Herve Renard, Zinedine Machach will wear the Moroccan colors. Born to a Moroccan father and an Algerian mother, Machach has been playing for Napoli since January 2018 for a four and a half year contract.”Machach and several other Moroccan footballers playing internationally are expected to make Renard’s Morocco squad for the World Cup in Russia.Born in France, the 22-year old footballer began his youth career with AS Cannes and Olympique Marseille before signing with Toulouse in 2014. read more

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Operation Cigar leads to seizure of 85 kilos of tobacco and nearly

first_imgA NON-IRISH NATIONAL in his 30s was arrested after a seizure by Revenue last night.The intelligence- led operation, code named ‘Cigar’, saw officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seize 85kgs of tobacco and 3,800 cigarettes with a total estimated retail value of €35,720 and a potential loss to the Exchequer of €28,576 in Cork.Officers originally discovered a quantity of tobacco and cigarettes when they stopped and searched, and subsequently seized, a 4×4 vehicle in the Mallow Road area of Cork city.In a follow up search at a private residence in county Cork, officers executed a search warrant and uncovered large amounts of unstamped Golden Virginia, Amber Leaf and Original Virginia tobacco and Jing Lin cigarettes in the house when tobacco dog Harvey reacted to an area behind a locked door.And for those of you interested, this is Harvey:Read: Gardaí seize €160,000 worth of cannabis plants in KerryRead: Dog duo Ralph and Defor help seize €90k worth of cannabislast_img read more

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Mikakos fights for child abuse programs

first_imgMP Jenny Mikakos has announced the state government will fund vital research into an early intervention program for the neglect and abuse of children. Committing $250,000 over three years for two research projects, Ms Mikakos says the program will offer new ideas on how to support children at risk of harm.“We’re getting the best evidence about how to protect our most vulnerable children,” says Ms Mikakos.“This is an innovative program that offers fresh ideas for supporting children who are at risk of harm.”Under the program, the children attend a unique childcare centre and have specialist carers.The research will look at the impact of high-quality early education services and attachment focused child care, where a child forms an attachment with a particular carer.The ‘Early Years Education Research Project’ is an Australian first, pilot program run by the Children’s Protection Society that has been in action since 2010. The program works with children aged from birth to four years who have experienced, or are at risk of, neglect or abuse. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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The Preacher panel at SDCC was frickin insane

first_imgThursday night at 6:30 PDT, fans of both the Preacher comic book and the TV show gathered in Hall H for a panel that was probably the most Preacher thing that could have happened in Hall H.It kicked off with a live read for the latest episode by Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Ian Colletti, Joseph Gilgun, Evan Goldberg, Kevin Smith, Danielle Panabaker, Graham McTavish, Jason Mantzoukas, and narrated by Seth Rogen.How am I going to tell you about it? Well, as Kevin Smith said when Rogen narrated a scene in which The Cowboy unfurled a flag and a dozen severed children’s heads rolled out, “That’s so f*ckin’ metal.”I didn’t need to see anything to know that there was a lot of blood. The repetitive “Blams” from Rogen as he narrated the teaser would have given it away if he hadn’t gone on to describe the carnage. Thankfully he did because the script reads like a graphic novel. In a very cool way.The next few lines are non-sequiturs because a) note-taking is not my forte and b) the story was good and I kept getting lulled into listening. They also showed act 5, so I was pretty much engrossed, but here are three things that will make sense when you watch.Bye, Miles.“Awwwwww” moment with Jesse and Tulip.Welcome to the Cowboy’s story.When the lights came back up, Panabaker and Mantzoukas were gone, Garth Ennis was on the panel, and Kevin Smith took on the moderation. He started with an impassioned reaction. He liked it. He really really liked it. You know how Kevin is when he likes things.Amidst the gushing, Smith dropped a few pieces of news; Preacher has been given a second season, the Blu-Ray/DVD comes out in October, and a new show called Talking Preacher debuts after the season finale on July 31st.Fans have been split on the format of the show and the fact that it doesn’t keep specifically to the comics, but we learned that Seth and Evan initially pitched the show as an issue per episode format. Garth Ennis is the one who suggested ways to enhance the story and still keep the spirit of it. Given the issue to possible episode ration, he knew reminded them that it wouldn’t time out beyond a season and a half and helped them work on a way to extend the show and to make the best TV show whether your audience has read the comics or not. Ennis is thrilled with how it turned out.The trailer was next and it looks good, y’all.When asked what he felt when he was offered the role, Dominic Cooper confessed that he was initially scared because he’s a fan and understands the fan base and their dedication to the original material. But he said he was and desperate to do the role and he’s loved playing the character. He said that it’s been wonderful that they’ve gotten to go back and learn more about the characters. Watching the show, he realized he’s much more unlikeable than he realized and thinks that Jesse can harness the entity because he’s half good half evil.When Smith had a question for Ruth Negga, he started with how much he loves Tulip and how he’s so happy to see a strong female character –– maybe the strongest on TV yet. He went on to ask Negga if she was thrilled or hesitant when she say the script. “I find her so thrilling,” said Negga. “It’s joyous playing her…. I like the way she baits people who she shouldn’t.” Feels like there are not many people like her on TV and it’s a lot of fun.Joseph Gilgun, for his part, was an open book. Like, waaaaay open. Gilgun speaks without a filter and it’s both amazing and a little scary because you honestly have no idea what he’ll say next. When asked about how he got into acting, he explained, “My behavior was not good.” In essence, he was sent to an acting school as a sort of detention/probation and ended up getting a job. He went on to say that, because he was young, he had no idea how lucky he was. “Got into girls. Got into drugs which are ace, man. And it’s gotten me drug induced bi-polar!” Like I said. No filter. Love it.As for Graham McTavish, he was also familiar with the material when he got the script, having read it “over and over”. Like Cooper, he had the same case of nerves playing the character because of how much he loved the material. When he put on the coat and the hat, it felt like a really big thing.Kevin moved on to Ian Colletti, joking that he has the most enviable job on television. He wasn’t familiar with the comic but once he read the books he was desperate to do it. The Arseface makeup process takes 2 – 2 ½ hours and it helps him get lost in the role.Arseface also holds a very special place in Seth Rogen’s heart. He read us the email he sent to Sam Mendes asking if he could play the role when Sam was working on Preacher. It’s his favorite character.Rogen also mentioned some of he and Evan Goldberg’s cinematic influences for Preacher. It’s a hell of a list: Tarantino, Sergio Leone. The Big Lebowski. The Raid. Scorsese. A lot of old Kung Fu movies. Terrence Malick. Just t name a few.During the Q & A, Preacher fans weren’t above criticizing the show. One fan explained that, while he’s grateful for what they’ve done with the show, he really wasn’t happy with how they had Tulip take drugs and “drop her pants for Cassidy.” You could hear Hall H suck in a collective breath.“Self-destructiveness.” Negga’s answer was flawless. “I think that when you’re in a bad place emotionally, you return to what is familiar.” She also went on to say that and she likes that beat because it shows how vulnerable Tulip is.Rogen jumped in to add, “There’s nothing that says that, in order to show a strong female character you can’t have a flawed female character.”In answer to another question, Negga went on to talk about Tulip. “The thing about her is that she breaks my heart a bit.” She went on to discuss Tulip’s need to protect herself, but that she has moments where she tries to show kindness and she identifies with the underdog. Right now, she’s trying to figure out and her place in this world and she’s terrified because Jesse’s figuring out his place in life and she’s starting to have to deal with her her own issues.Tulip was definitely the hottest topic during the Q & A.The line of the panel goes to Kevin Smith, hands down. When a fan asked a question and used a Twinkie as a metaphor (you had to be there), Kevin Smith interjected, “Look attack their show if you must but lay off the Twinkies, man. F*cking Millenials.”last_img read more

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Enceladus Vomits Vodkas HyperToxic Cousin

first_img Obviously, alcohol is toxic. They’re called “intoxicated” and “detoxification” for a reason. Blah blah whiskey isn’t good for you etc. We all know, I’m sure. But! Has anyone ever told you not to drink Everclear for fear that you’d go blind? Or have you ever had a buddy’s moonshine that seemed a bit too rough? Well, if you have a bit too much time in the boonies like me, those experiences are common. That’s because, as poisonous as ethanol is, methanol, which can often end up in poorly distilled liquor will cause blindness and death with even tiny amounts. And it turns out one of Saturn’s moons just pukes that stuff into space, proving once again that astrophysics is the most metal of the sciences.Joking aside, researchers have been able to use ground-based telescopes to confirm some findings that the Cassini spacecraft made some time ago. A team at Cardiff University noticed a massive methanol signature in one of Saturn’s rings — the second outermost E-ring. Enceladus runs through the area basically always and has tons of thermal plumes that constantly tosses material into space.Because of that, the methanol discovery could have been evidence of biological life. After all, yeast and other microbes make methanol as part of decomposition and fermentation. But this is definitely one of those times where the science is pretty clear — this almost certainly isn’t caused by life. The reason? Enceladus’ jets don’t have any methanol when they shoot into the sky. Those signatures don’t start until the plumes get a little ways into space. Because space is so inhospitable, particularly for the chemistry you need for booze-making, it’s probably not aliens.“Recent discoveries that icy moons in our outer Solar System could host oceans of liquid water and ingredients for life have sparked exciting possibilities for their habitability,” Emily Drabek-Maunder of Cardiff said in a statement. “But in this case, our findings suggest that that methanol is being created by further chemical reactions once the plume is ejected into space, making it unlikely it is an indication for life on Enceladus.”That doesn’t mean that Enceladus isn’t a good place to look. The evidence for it is still pretty damned good that it’s got something interesting going on at least. It just means that this one thing shouldn’t be taken as anything special.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend last_img read more

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Red Cross Gala near sold out

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThere was super support for the Red, White and Gold Gala of the Turks and Caicos Islands Red Cross.  Related Items:event, gala, palsm resort, red cross, Tci, tess charles Patron of the Red Cross, Jill Beckingham, the Governor’s wife was thrilled at the turn out Saturday evening and shared that this fundraiser is key to helping anchor projects and services from the organization in the event of any disaster; it becomes particularly important as we near the start of another Atlantic Hurricane Season.  Deputy Premier, Hon Akierra Missick was also in attendance and agreed.  DP Missick said that Government sees the Red Cross as an easily mobilized partner and protector of the vulnerable when disaster strikes; she said this is one of the reasons TCIG sees it fit to financially support the Red Cross via subsidy.  The ball was held at the Palms Resort and featured a first class show by local singer, Tess Charles.center_img TCI Premier & Governor gives “all-clear” after Hurricane Irma Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Hurricane Irma hits TCIlast_img read more

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Jury convicts woman of attempted murder

first_imgAfter deliberating more than nine hours over two days, a jury on Monday convicted a former Ridgefield woman of first-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault for shooting her husband in 2007.As she listened to Clark County Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson read the verdicts, Sheryl J. Martin blinked several times and looked down at her lap. She showed no other emotion.When the judge ordered that Martin be taken into custody immediately, family members seated behind her started sobbing. The 54-year-old, who now lives in Longview with her parents, has been out of custody after posting bond following the Sept. 8, 2007, incident.“Can she hug her parents goodbye first?” defense attorney David McDonald asked the judge. Johnson said yes.Martin’s parents, two sons and other family members circled her, hugging and consoling her. Then the defendant took off her earrings and necklace, handing them to her family, and put her hands behind her back for a custody officer to handcuff her.The case isn’t over yet, McDonald said. He plans to appeal the conviction and will be requesting an appeal bond.Intent at issueThe panel of 10 women and two men received the case at noon Friday and rendered a verdict at about 12:45 p.m. Monday.last_img read more

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Gun debate ahead of midterm elections has new resonance in Parkland

first_imgThe 2018 midterm elections will take place on Nov. 6.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. PARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) – Mass shootings, such as the Feb. 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre that left 17 students and teachers dead, are bringing gun debate to the forefront across America.Both sides of the gun debate are now energized ahead of the upcoming midterm elections in November.It is especially evident in Florida, following the Parkland shooting.In March, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a gun reform bill that included a ban on bump stocks. The bill will also allow some teachers to be armed.Teen survivors of the shooting are also taking their March for Our Lives message on the road, teaming up with the non-profit voter registration group, Head Count.The tour will make 75 stops in 20 states to promote gun law reform and enroll young people to vote.Parents are also taking the initiative and have formed the Families vs. Assault Rifles Political Action Committee. “We want assault weapons to be banned for civilian use,” said Jeff Kasky, the father of two Parkland survivors. “We’ve got Democrats, Republicans, every single thing in between. We’ve got NRA members.”Meanwhile, gun store owner Joe Baker believes new gun laws won’t solve the problem.Baker has worked in firearms for 28 years.“We’ve got a mental health issue in this country, and until you address it, you’re always going to blame it on something else,” said Baker.The notion is echoed by Chloe Deaton, a Florida high school student who organized her own pro-Second Amendment walkout this year.Deaton said she feels more protected with a gun.“I know how to shoot it. I know how to take care of myself with a gun,” said Deaton. “I grew up around them, so when someone wants to take that away, it’s not really fair.” last_img read more

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Hyundai debuts N Line enhancements on 2019 Elantra GT in Detroit

first_img Hatchbacks Sports Cars Comment More From Roadshow Feb 4 • 2020 Kia Telluride: Detroit Auto Show debut turns Super Bowl ad star Detroit Auto Show 2019 Hyundai’s jumbo compact sedan communes with Google May 14 • History of the Toyota Supra, a Japanese sports car legend Feb 7 • Chevy’s full-scale Lego Silverado is plastic fantastic in Chicago Detroit Auto Show: Stay up to date with all the latest releases.Hyundai Veloster N: Hopefully we get a few more of these. See All • 1 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line review: A legit compact performer 2019 Hyundai Elantra review: Staying relevant in a changing segment Share your voice Tags The Hyundai Elantra GT Sport is dead, but I don’t think you’re going to miss it.Hyundai has unveiled the 2019 Elantra GT N Line here at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, replacing the Elantra GT Sport. The first of many N Line vehicles to come, this trim level will live between traditional Hyundai models and the hot-to-trot N cars. While this usually means aesthetic upgrades alone, as is the case with other automakers, Hyundai made sure that there’s some performance to back up all those good looks.Hyundai borrowed a good deal of this car’s upgrades from the European-spec i30 N. There’s a more aggressive front spoiler, a grille specific to this trim, loads of N Line badges, black side mirrors and 18-inch wheels. Out back, there’s a different rear bumper. Manual-transmission variants also get Michelin Pilot Sport 4 summer tires wrapped around those alloys.Inside, things are just as sporty as they are outside. The Elantra GT N Line gets a special N steering wheel with metallic spokes, special sport seats with the N logo embedded in them, leather on the gear shift lever, a special instrument cluster and red stitching all over the darn place. The leather seats come with heat and, for the driver, power lumbar support. Enlarge ImageThe Elantra GT Sport was both fun and attractive, and the enhancements that come with the N Line build upon that even more. Steven Pham/Roadshow But again, it’s more than just looks. Even compared to the outgoing Elantra GT Sport, the N Line is built to handle. The engine and transmission mounts are a fair bit stiffer, as are the springs. The front sway bar is a little thinner, but the rear sway bar gets fatter for some more interesting on-road dynamics. The shocks have been retuned, and the steering has a new calibration, as well.Under the Elantra GT N Line’s hood is the same engine found on the GT Sport. It’s a 1.6-liter turbocharged I4 gas engine, which is good for 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, but a seven-speed dual-clutch is also on offer. As with other Hyundais, there’s a solid amount of tech in there. It can wield a screen as large as 8 inches across, and it’s loaded with satellite radio, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. That’s part of a tech package that also adds a panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats and a Qi wireless charging pad. It also includes safety systems like forward collision warning, autobrake and lane-keep assist.The 2019 Elantra GT N Line goes on sale later this year. It’ll cost $23,300 with a six-speed manual, or $24,400 with a seven-speed DCT. If you want a regular ol’ Elantra GT, those will start at $20,450. reading • Hyundai debuts N Line enhancements on 2019 Elantra GT in Detroit 81 Photos Get sportier with the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line Jan 22 • Our highlights of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show Detroit Auto Show 2019 Hyundai Hyundailast_img read more

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200 bags of PDS rice seized in Wanaparthy

first_imgWanaparthy: The Vigilance and Special Task Force officials from Civil Supplies department raided a rice mill in Cheemaguntapally village of Wanaparthy district and seized as many as 200 bags of PDS rice from the premises on Wednesday.According to Wanaparthy police, on a tip off, the officials of Civil Supplies department with the help of police department formed a team and raided the rice mill premises on the outskirts of the district headquarters and found 200 bags of PDS rice stocked illegally in the rice mill. “We have seized 200 bags of PDS rice and registered a case against the mill owner for indulging in illegal stocking of subsidised rice,” said Wanaparthy police. It is alleged that the rice millers, re-refine the PDS rice and sell it in the black market for exorbitant prices to gain huge profits. The people of the district are demanding the government to implement strict laws to ensure that the PDS rice is not side-tracked and serve the right purpose of feeding the poor and hungry.last_img read more

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Bring effective insecticide by 7 days to control aedes mosquito HC

first_imgFemale aedes mosquito. File PhotoThe High Court has directed the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) to bring effective insecticides within a week to control the aedes mosquito that carries the germ of dengue fever.“People of the country are panicked. Everywhere people are being affected. Bring effective insecticides by one week to exterminate aedes mosquitoes that carry the germ of dengue fever. Tell us how you would bring the insecticide,” the court asked the health officials of the two city corporations.The HC bench of justice Tariq Ul Hakim and justice Md Shohrowardi passed the order after listening to their statements on Thursday.Earlier on 22 July, the HC ordered the two officials to appear before it at 11:00am on Thursday.The judges also asked the officials to inform the court by 2:00pm today about the process of bringing the insecticide.The court also observed that many people do not go to hospitals. Otherwise the number of dengue-affected patients would have been higher.On 14 July, considering the media reports on spreading of mosquito-borne diseases the High Court issued a suo motu rule.It asked the defendants to inform the court as a statement through the attorney general’s office about steps taken to kill dengue and chikungunya-germ carrying mosquitoes.Following the ruling, assistant attorney general Saira Fairoz on 22 July submitted a report to the court about the steps of two city corporations.The court, however, unsatisfied with the report, ordered the top health officials of two city corporations to appear before it to inform in detail the steps taken to kill those mosquitoes.last_img read more

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A bridal affair

first_imgA store recently launched its heritage bridal collection at a star property in central Delhi. The fash frat attended the fashion show over high tea. We saw Narendra Kumar, Poonam Bhagat, publisher Archana Pillai, Kavita Bhartia, Aki Narula, Fleur Xavier, Deepika Jindal and Anisha Munjal among others. Take a looklast_img

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Sweating determined by body size

first_imgSweating depends on body size, weight and not on gender, meaning that larger individuals sweat more than smaller ones during exercises in warm and tolerable conditions, a study has found, negating the conventional belief that gender influences sweat.The body cools itself down in two main ways: Sweating and increasing circulation to the skin’s surface. Body shape and size dictates which of these two is relied upon for heat loss, the researchers said. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Gender has long been thought to influence sweating and skin blood flow during heat stress. We found that these heat loss responses are, in fact, gender independent during exercise in conditions where the body can successfully regulate its temperature,” said lead author Sean Notley from the University of Wollongong in Australia.The study found that smaller males and females with more surface area per kg of body mass are more dependent on heat loss through increasing circulation and less dependent upon sweating. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFor the study, published in the journal Experimental Physiology, the team looked at skin blood flow and sweating responses in 36 men and 24 women.They performed two trials – one of light exercise and the other of moderate – at 28 degrees Celsius and 36 per cent humidity. These are conditions where the body is able to mitigate the additional heat produced during exercise and prevent further rises in body temperature by increasing sweating and blood flow to the skin. The results showed that the body temperature changes were same in all participants within each trial regardless of the gender.last_img read more

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Eminent personalities gather to celebrate 20 years of Manthan

first_imgThe Capital, recently, witnessed a musical evening graced by Pankaj Udhas and his awesome Ghazals. The event, held at Kamani Auditorium, celebrated the 20 years of Manthan Kala Center – a non-profit organization working for the promotion of art and culture in the society. The eminent guests present at the event were Shahnaz Husain, CMD Shahnaz Group of Companies, Arti Mehra, Former mayor Delhi, Anil Khaitan, President PHD Chamber of Commerce and industry, Mukesh Gupta, Chairman Tourism Committee PHD Chamber of Commerce, Dr Shiv Kumar Sarin along with his wife. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfManthan has also been working for the education of underprivileged blind girls. It has constructed a Media Research Centre in Delhi to provide vocational training to blind students and an auditorium in Siliguri, West Bengal for blind students to stage their performances and conduct cultural events.The NGO organizes innumerable multi faceted programs for its members and their children, which include grand dandia nights involving participation of over 1500 people, plays by famous artists, sport events, car rallies, and much more. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSince its inception, Manthan has crossed several milestones in its journey and has conducted an array of programmer including performances by senior artistes for the cause.Some prominent personalities who have been associated with Manthan include Javed Akhtar, Amjad Ali Khan, Hema Malini, Pandit Jasraj, Ghulam Ali, Vijayantimala Bali, Sonu Nigam, Abhijit, Udit Narayan, Phalguni Pathak, Lucky Ali, Poonam Dhillon, Sudesh Bhonsle, Sonali Bendre, and others.last_img read more

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first_img News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | March 06, 2014 Advanced Accelerator Applications Enters U.K., Irish Nuclear Imaging Markets News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more Related Content News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more center_img News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more March 6, 2014 — Advanced Accelerator Applications, an international specialist in molecular nuclear medicine (MNM), announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Imaging Equipment Ltd., a privately held U.K. distributor of nuclear medicine products and technologies.As part of the transaction, IEL’s founding shareholders and top management will become shareholders in AAA.The acquisition gives AAA its first direct presence in the United Kingdom and Ireland. AAA will also gain the rights in the United Kingdom and Ireland to IEL’s licensed SPECT radiopharmaceutical diagnostic product, IELMAG3, which is used to image the kidneys and urinary tract. At end of December 2013, IEL generated sales of $11 million, up 58 percent on the previous year. Founded in 2001, IEL is a distributor of medical technologies in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company focuses on molecular imaging and nuclear medicine diagnostics for pre-clinical and clinical imaging, and radionuclide therapy. In the United Kingdom, IEL is the exclusive distributor of AAA’s myocardial perfusion PET imaging agent, Cardiogen. Also its oncology theragnostic product in development, LuDotatate, which serves named patient basis and compassionate use programs.For more information: www.adacap.com, www.imagingequipment.co.uk News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more last_img read more

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PET Imaging Shows Protein Clumping May Contribute to Heart Failure Development

first_imgNews | PET Imaging | May 11, 2018 PET Imaging Shows Protein Clumping May Contribute to Heart Failure Development Series of Johns Hopkins studies reveal clumping of protein desmin could be used as diagnostic tool for testing therapies or disease progression May 11, 2018 — A team led by Johns Hopkins University Researchers has discovered that protein clumps appear to accumulate in the diseased hearts of mice and people with heart failure. This effect is similar to how protein clumps build up in the brain in people with some neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.In experiments described in the May 11 issue of the journal Circulation Research, the investigators report identifying in diseased hearts the form of the protein that tends to clump. Visualizing the protein in the heart using a noninvasive positron emission tomography (PET) scan could, they said, lead to advances in monitoring disease progression and testing new therapies.Heart failure is a chronic condition in which the heart doesn’t fill or pump blood as well as it should, leading to excessive fatigue. About 5.7 million people in the U.S. have heart failure, and about half of people diagnosed will die within five years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.“From a molecular standpoint there’s not a unified, clear mechanism for why the heart goes into failure,” said Giulio Agnetti, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and University of Bologna. “But by figuring out this mechanism, we may be able to devise better treatments and diagnostic tools.”Current drugs used to treat heart failure — such as those that lower blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels — reduce stress on the heart and symptoms associated with heart failure without necessarily fixing the underlying cause. Once the heart fails to pump, the only treatment in the end is a heart transplant.Previous work by this team, published in 2014, showed the protein desmin accumulates in clumps called amyloid in the hearts of dogs with heart failure. Desmin is a protein found in the cell’s “skeleton,” or supporting structure, and is known as intermediate filaments. Why it clumps in diseased heart cells isn’t known, Agnetti said.To see if desmin protein clumps are also found in human heart failure, the researchers studied the proteins from heart tissue biopsies from people with or without heart failure. They used a fluorescent antibody commonly used in Alzheimer’s disease research and a new fluorescent stain for amyloid developed by Agnetti to visualize and quantify the desmin protein clumps. They observed twice as many desmin clumps in heart failure patients than those without heart failure.The team used a common mouse model of heart failure to look for desmin clumps. In this model, the aorta — the main artery coming from the heart — is surgically constricted, which noticeably raises pressure and stress, and causes heart failure. After four weeks of pressure on the aorta, the mice develop symptoms of heart failure such as an enlarged heart and lung congestion. Desmin amyloid was more than doubled in the heart failure mice when using the same antibody and staining techniques used for the human tissue samples.Then the researchers treated proteins from the mice hearts with epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) — a chemical from green tea known to break up amyloid. The treatment cut by half the amount of protein clumps.“Interestingly, green tea has already been demonstrated to curb the incidence of cardiovascular disease as well as improve cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s models, though the mechanism for such action is unclear,” said Agnetti. “EGCG’s ability to ‘de-clump’ these sticky proteins could be one of green tea’s healthy effects. Knowing how this chemical works could open new avenues for designing a new class of drugs that target protein clumping.”Next, the researchers wanted to identify the form of desmin that tended to clump. Based on their earlier work, they thought that one or more chemical phosphate groups added to the 27th or 31st building blocks in desmin’s protein structure might affect how the protein clumps. They genetically engineered versions of desmin with one, both or none of the phosphate groups attached to desmin, tagged them with a green fluorescent signal to make them visible, and put them in heart cells using a virus.A week later, using a microscope to track the green glow, the cells with desmin and two phosphate groups were still pumping, and this form of desmin was incorporated in the muscle fibers. The researchers said they believe this shows the desmin with two phosphate groups is most likely the normal, healthy version of the protein.The cells that had a single phosphate on desmin at the 31st position in the protein’s chain of amino acids contracted more rapidly and had more green clumps, leading the researchers to believe that this behaves as the diseased version of the protein.Agnetti learned from Richard O’Brien, M.D., Ph.D., a former Johns Hopkins neuroscientist now at Duke University, that PET is used to detect protein clumps in the brains of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease patients and can detect the clumps in certain genetic heart conditions that cause excessive protein clump formation. Following O’Brien’s advice, the researchers tested if they could use this noninvasive technique to detect desmin clumps in mice with heart failure. Healthy and heart failure mice were injected with Amyvid, a radioactive dye that allows the researchers to see the protein clumps by PET. The heart failure mice had 13 percent more of the Amyvid taken up in their hearts than the healthy mice.“PET imaging of protein clumps may be eventually used in patients to identify structural changes in the heart as the disease progresses, and this information likely holds prognostic value,” said Peter Rainer, M.D., Ph.D., a former postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins who is now at the Medical University of Graz in Austria. “It could be used as a nice measure of the effect of an intervention to halt or reverse disease progression.”In future experiments, the research team plans to confirm its results in more human tissue samples. The investigators also hope to identify a drug or small molecule to prevent desmin from forming clumps.“There is a lot of emphasis placed on the role of genes in modern times, but we’re born with our genes and at present we can do very little about the ones we have,” said Agnetti. “I think the next step is to follow up with the proteins that are dynamically modified in response to environment, which places a larger emphasis on lifestyle intervention to help prevent diseases. Natural compounds like EGCG in green tea and modified dietary interventions could play a role in keeping us healthy.”For more information: www.circres.ahajournals.org Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Related Content Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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