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25 October 2007Violence, a decaying health system and unabated attacks on schools in Afghanistan are combining to hamper progress for the country’s young people, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. Violence, a decaying health system and unabated attacks on schools in Afghanistan are combining to hamper progress for the country’s young people, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today.The agency’s “Child Alert Afghanistan” report, launched in Geneva and Kabul, is based on the findings of Martin Bell, UNICEF UK Ambassador for Humanitarian Emergencies, who made a a two-week trip to Afghanistan in July and August. “Despite a multitude of plans and proposals, projects and partners, and the support of many countries working to bring peace and progress to Afghanistan, I have witnessed a spike in insecurity that is causing more and more schools to close and more and more children to be killed,” said Mr. Bell. “Families, especially in the South, are caught in the middle of this crossfire, out of reach of humanitarian assistance. Simply put, it is make or break time for Afghanistan’s children.” As conflict engulfs large parts of Afghanistan, Child Alert underscores the need to pull together the security necessary to allow children to go to school. Forty-four school attacks occurred in the first six months of 2007. Girls’ schools and at times girls themselves are targeted, stalling or reversing progress in female education made since the fall of the Taliban regime, and causing attendance to drop significantly in secondary school. Health workers lack access to over 40 per cent of the country, and even those areas that can be reached are under constant threat, according to the report. It argues strongly for greater efforts to address the high maternal mortality rate in Afghanistan, where more than 60 women died daily in 2005 from pregnancy-related causes, while nearly 900 children under five died every day in 2006. “Being a child in Afghanistan means waking every morning unsure if your walk to school will come under gunfire,” Catherine Mbengue, UNICEF’s Country Representative, said at the report’s launch in Geneva. “It means perhaps growing up without a mother because she died in the one of the most dangerous countries in the world to give birth.” On the positive side, the report finds that the UNICEF-supported polio eradication campaign achieved progress; new cases drop from 31 in 2006 to 11 so far this year. More than 15,000 vaccinators have visited the whole country as part of the National Immunization Days organized by UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Public Health to reach 7.3 million children. UNICEF working to help the children of Afghanistan through various initiatives, but the agency’s $16.7 million appeal has come up 43 per cent short of its target.
The situation in much of Kenya remains “calm but tense,” according to United Nations officials on the ground who are working with their humanitarian partners to aid those affected by the violence that erupted following last week’s disputed polls. The UN estimates that some 250,000 Kenyans have been displaced, and 350 reportedly killed, by the violence which erupted after President Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner in the recent election. In the wake of the crisis that followed, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on both President Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga to resolve their issues through dialogue. The UN Country Team in Kenya is working with the Kenya Red Cross Society and a number of national and international non-governmental organizations, as well as faith-based groups, to provide immediate humanitarian assistance. The situation in the country is “calm but tense,” according to UN security officials, who added that much of Nairobi appears to be returning to “near normalcy.” However, many of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) still fear for their safety and remain where they have found refugee, UN Resident Coordinator Elizabeth Lwanga told reporters in Nairobi today. The UN’s focus right now is to “address the special needs of Kenyans who are displaced and who are in distress because of the crisis,” she added.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is providing food through the Kenya Red Cross for 100,000 people displaced in the Rift Valley. “However, there is a need for a systematic coordination of escorts of convoys with humanitarian supplies,” Ms. Lwanga said. While Kenyan security forces have been escorting food convoys between depots and allowing the Kenya Red Cross to distribute it from there to those in need, she stressed that “the sustainability of this mode of operation is not guaranteed.”Meanwhile, WFP has been waiting at Mombasa, a major port for several countries in the region, with 30,000 metric tonnes of food, enough for 1.5 million people, for eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Somalia and Southern Sudan. Some trucks left Mombasa but then were stranded due to insecurity on main roads and checkpoints set up by vigilantes in western Kenya. “At the moment we have not had a problem in food distribution but if this situation continues then food will not get delivered on time,” said WFP’s Peter Smerdon. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimates that about 5,000 Kenyans have fled to Uganda, and an unconfirmed number have also left for Tanzania. Some of those that crossed into Uganda are living in schools or churches, while others have been taken in by relatives.The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports that many hospitals are in desperate need of medical supplies to treat trauma and injuries. “Supplies and staff are needed to treat victims of shooting, burning, beating, slashing and trampling,” according to UNICEF’s Sara Cameron. The agency is working to reduce malnutrition among the displaced in the worst-affected areas and setting up so-called “safe spaces” for displaced mothers and children. Furthermore, it is providing water and sanitation, as well as family kits, to up to 100,000 people. 5 January 2008The situation in much of Kenya remains “calm but tense,” according to United Nations officials on the ground who are working with their humanitarian partners to aid those affected by the violence that erupted following last week’s disputed polls.
“Let them lay down their weapons, if only temporarily, so that humanity can lay claim to gold even before the Games begin,” he said in a message ahead of the Games. Such a truce, while limited in duration, can provide a pause in which to reconsider the heavy cost of war, as well as an opening to initiate a dialogue and a window to provide relief for suffering populations, he said.“It can demonstrate to the world that peace is possible in even the most seemingly intractable situations if we truly work towards it,” he added.In 1992, the International Olympic Committee renewed the ancient Greek tradition of the ekecheiria, or ‘Olympic Truce,’ by calling on all nations to observe the Truce.In a resolution adopted last October, the 192-member General Assembly urged countries to observe the Truce during the forthcoming XXIX Olympiad and the Paralympic Games to be held in Beijing, from 8 to 24 August and from 6 to 17 September, respectively, based on the slogan “One World, One Dream.”In his solemn appeal in connection with the observance of the Truce, the President of the Assembly Srgjan Kerim noted that “the Games will bring together athletes from all parts of the world in the greatest of international sports events as a means to promote peace, mutual understanding and goodwill among nations and peoples — goals that are also part of the founding values of the United Nations.”It was as an expression of these common objectives that in 1998 the InternationalOlympic Committee decided to fly the UN flag at all Olympic competition sites.The world body and the Committee have subsequently strengthened their mutual cooperation and support through joint efforts in fields such as poverty alleviation, human and economic development, humanitarian assistance, education, health promotion and HIV/AIDS prevention, gender equality and environmental protection. 28 July 2008Less than two weeks before the 2008 Summer Olympics begin in Beijing, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today joined the General Assembly in calling on all those who are at war to observe the traditional two-week Olympic Truce.
Ohio State junior forward Freddy Gerard (15) evades a defender in the first period of the game against Wisconsin on Feb. 23 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignNo. 1 Ohio State (2-0) swept its season opener at Arizona State (2-2) to get its season off to a hot start. Ohio State is beginning its season after being ranked No. 1 in the nation for the first time in team history in both the USCHO and USA Today Men’s Hockey polls.The Buckeyes won their first game on Friday by a score of 3-2 and shut out the Sun Devils on Saturday 3-0.Game 1The Buckeyes got off to a quick start Friday as senior forward Freddy Gerard opened up the scoring off an assist from junior forward Carson Meyer just six minutes into the game.After a penalty by senior forward Dakota Joshua as the first period winded down, sophomore forward Johnny Walker scored the Sun Devils’ first goal on the power play less than a minute into the second period to tie the game up.The power play was an important factor for both teams, with three of the five goals scored coming with a man advantage. Ohio State was two for five while Arizona State only converted on one of its four opportunities.The Buckeyes quickly followed up Arizona State’s first goal with a power play of their own, allowing Joshua to score his first goal with assists by senior forward Mason Jobst and redshirt junior defenseman Wyatt Ege.Only a couple minutes later, Meyer scored his first goal in the Scarlet and Gray off assists from Jobst and junior forward Tanner Laczynski to make the score 3-1. Walker scored on the power play for Arizona State with only seconds to go in the second period to make it 3-2, but senior goaltender Sean Romeo saved all 12 shots sent his way in the third period to secure the win.Romeo saved 24 shots and allowed two goals in the victory.Game 2Following the Buckeyes 3-2 win on Friday, it took a bit longer for both teams to get into their rhythms on Saturday.The first goal of the game came with just over a minute left in the second period by junior forward Ronnie Hein, assisted by Laczynski and junior defenseman Matt Miller. Though two of Ohio State’s three goals on Friday came via the power play, the Buckeyes did most of their scoring Saturday with Arizona State at full strength. Ohio State wasn’t able to capitalize on its six power play opportunities during the matchup. Arizona State similarly struggled, failing to convert on each of its six power play attempts. After trading power plays for most of the game, the Sun Devils eventually got called for tripping Jobst on a breakaway which resulted in a penalty shot, which Jobst buried, giving Ohio State the 2-0 lead. Tripping was just one of the penalties called in this physical game, which resulted in 15 penalties and 30 minutes of time in the penalty box.With only 20 seconds to play, assists from redshirt junior forward Miguel Fidler and senior forward John Wiitala led to Hein’s second goal of the game in an empty net to cap the game off 3-0.Sophomore goaltender Tommy Nappier saved all 27 shots sent his way in his second career shutout.Overall, the Buckeyes out shot Arizona State 70-53 in the series and killed nine of the ten penalties they faced. Ohio State only converted on two of its 11 power play opportunities. The Buckeyes will come back to Columbus for their home opener against Massachusetts at the Schottenstein Center on Friday at 7:05 p.m. and Saturday at 5:05 p.m.
The battle between entertainment businesses and Internetpirates has been a long one. We’ve heard countless stories of companies going after someone who illegally downloaded a movie and then were made to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for it. Now, Internet service providers such as AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Cablevision, and Time Warner Cable are stepping in to protect their customers’s privacy while weeding out piracy by implementing a new “six strike” policy.The major ISPs have signed a voluntary agreement with the movie and music businesses to work on the issue of copyright infringement. The new policy will protect subscriber privacy and will ensure that the ISPs won’t be filtering or monitoring any of their own networks for infringement. They’re leaving that up to groups like the Copyright Group or the RIAA to do the lurking among peer-to-peer file sharing networks. The plan will work very similar to hows it does now where the copyright holder will send a message to the ISP if they see your IP address dipping its toes into some illegal downloading.The ISP will then pass along the message to the accused user. It won’t provide any information to the copyright holder, like the name or address of the alleged users, without a court order. The new plan aims more to educate than to punish. ISPs don’t want to lose a customer altogether – that’s good money being lost – so a new six-strike alert system has been put into place.The series of “copyright alert” messages warn users in various ways that their alleged activity has been discovered. The first alert will be sent by the ISP in an email and will inform the user that their account may have been used for content theft. Oh, and also that it’s illegal. The message will inform the user that consequences could result. Aiming to educate, it will direct the user to resources that will help them check their computer’s security and the security of their WiFi network. It will also provide resources to places where they can find legal music, movies, and TV shows. The second alert, if the activity continues, will be similar to the first.The third alert is where things get a little more interesting. This alert will feature something like a click-through pop-up notification, or a landing page that will block you from moving on unless you verify you’ve read the page. This is to ensure that the user has seen the message. Some of us get hundreds of emails a day, and the first two messages could easily go unseen. The fourth alert is similar to the previous one.Things get a little more punitive at the fifth alert. The ISP may take one of a couple of measures referred to as “Mitigation Measures.” These may include a noticeable reduction in the speed of your Internet connection, another landing page that won’t go away until the subscriber contacts the ISP, or educational information about copyright infringement that you’ll have to read and respond to. The sixth alert will be similar to the fifth.This whole strategy seems like a pretty reasonable one, and if you’re still getting caught after six times, it’s more than fair for copyright holders to come after you with legal action at that point, unless they have got it completely wrong, that is. However, if you do reach the fifth and sixth alert, it’s still possible to appeal the “mitigation measure.” There’s a $35 filing fee to appeal, but for people who have been wrongly accused, like the guy who was accused of downloading child pornography, this process may come in handy.What do you think? Is this a fair system to be put into place by the ISPs?via Ars Technica
EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1. #COURTS: A father-of-two has pleaded guilty to carrying out sex attacks on two women he met on Tinder.2. #US BORDER: An audio recording of young children crying for their parents as they are questioned by immigration officials inside a US Customs and border protection facility has emerged today.3. #CHILD ABUSE CLAIMS: A Hiqa investigation into how Child and Family Agency Tusla handles referrals of child sex abuse allegations found “systemic failures” and a “systems error” nationwide.4. #NOT RETURNING: Sinn Féin TD Carol Nolan has confirmed that she will not be returning to the party after being suspended for voting against legislation to allow for last month’s referendum on the Eighth Amendment.5. #COMPLAINTS: Irish boutique Cari’s Closet has released a statement after claims were made about its products and service on an anonymous Instagram page that has 193,000 followers. Image: Shutterstock/photographyfirm Share Tweet Email No Comments http://jrnl.ie/4079736 Jun 19th 2018, 4:57 PM Tuesday 19 Jun 2018, 4:57 PM Image: Shutterstock/photographyfirm By Cliodhna Russell The 5 at 5: Tuesday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… 4,903 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
The number of suicides recorded in Greece in the first eight months of this year was marginally down from the same period last year, according to two nongovernmental organisations which provide support to depressed and homeless citizens.A total of 209 people (173 men and 36 women) committed suicide from January through August, according to data made public by representatives of the Suicide Prevention Network and Klimaka.This represents a drop of around 10 per cent compared to the 229 people (193 men and 36 women) who killed themselves in the same period of 2013.According to Aris Violatzis, a counsellor with Klimaka, the dip suggests that the increase in suicides that has been widely attributed to the country’s economic crisis has started to reverse. “The phenomenon has peaked and is probably dropping,” he said. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Les applications font de l’ombre aux sites InternetL’engouement pour les applications mobiles nuit sérieusement au trafic des sites Internet. C’est ce que révèle une étude du cabinet français AT Internet, qui note un essoufflement de la fréquentation des sites web tandis que les applis connaissent un véritable essor.Tandis que les applications sont de plus en plus plébiscitées par les internautes français, les sites web ont vu leur trafic sensiblement chuter. Le cabinet AT Internet vient de publier une étude sur ce phénomène, observé depuis l’été dernier.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La fréquentation moyenne des sites a commencé à chuter en septembre, affirme cette enquête. Et la tendance se serait accentuée depuis le début de l’année 2012, au moment où les applis voient leur trafic exploser. Le mois dernier, la fréquentation des sites web accusait une baisse de 5,5% par rapport à mars 2011. Les applications mobiles, elles, ont pendant cette même période, enregistré une augmentation fulgurante de 57,5%.AT Internet attribue cette tendance à l’évolution des comportements d’utilisation du web avec l’explosion des ventes de smartphones et de tablettes, mais aussi le développement des réseaux sociaux, qui poussent les internautes à se connecter en permanence. Ils préfèrent alors se tourner vers des applis dédiées à leurs terminaux mobiles plutôt que vers les sites web. “D’où l’enjeu aujourd’hui, pour tous les sites web, de proposer des formats de contenu adaptés aux terminaux mobiles, sous peine de perdre une partie de leur audience” conclut l’étude.Le 30 avril 2012 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambert
Vancouver Public Schools agreed last month to a $325,000 settlement with a teenager struck by a district bus in 2014, a district spokeswoman said Monday.Kelcie Huntley was crossing the street at East McLoughlin and Grand boulevards on Oct. 20, 2014, when she was hit by a school bus on her way to Hudson’s Bay High School. She suffered a broken nose and cheek, as well as a fractured pelvis, and had back surgery for her injuries, according to court records.In March 2017, she and her mother, Alyxandria Bates sued the district. They accused the bus driver, Virginia Sharpe, of negligence. Sharpe, who law enforcement said at the time had an “excellent” driving record, was put on administrative leave after the incident.Sharpe still works for Vancouver Public Schools, district spokeswoman Pat Nuzzo said by email.Huntley and Bates asked the district to pay Huntley’s medical bills, medication, gas for driving to medical appointments and for “mental anguish and emotional distress.” The suit also asked the district to pay for “negligent infliction of emotional distress” for Bates.Huntley’s attorneys did not return a request for comment for this story. The district held a mediation session on June 12 and came to the settlement agreement, Nuzzo said.The district said the settlement, which will be paid by insurance company Clear Risk Solutions, is not an “admission of liability or fault.”
Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says their objective is to “finish in the top four” but is wary of the threat posed by other teams around them.Lloris admits that they are looking over their shoulders as other top four challengers are gaining momentum.A few weeks ago, Spurs were tipped to challenge Liverpool for the Premier League title. But home defeats to Wolves and Manchester United have seen them drop to third place and nine points behind Jurgen Klopp’s side.The North London club is now currently one point ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea and five adrift of second-placed Manchester City.Pochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.“We are still involved in four competitions but the main thing is to finish in the top four,” Lloris told Sky Sports.“We have said that from the beginning and we have not changed our mind.“Of course, everyone is talking about the teams in front of us, but it is important to keep an eye on the teams behind because in football things can change very quickly.“It is important to stay consistent and focus on the main things.”
Recommended for you Providenciales, 30 Dec 2014 – A glamorous looking Providenciales International Airport was officially opened last night; the TCIAA keeping its promise to be complete the work and handover the facility by the end of 2014. Only a few days left in the year, but a shiny open air terminal with the trimmings was unveiled with remarks coming from tourism, investment, business and aviation leaders. It was a red carpet show with remarks delivered by the Actg Governor Anya Williams and ribbon cutting including Her Excellency Williams with the Premier, Hon Dr Rufus Ewing and the Finance Minister, Hon Washington Misick. In the lead up to the opening of the airport, there have been security officer training seminars, a gifting of new, larger porter trolleys by the VIP Flyers Club, international recognition as the VIP area was nominated for a World Travel Awards prize, announcement of state of the art advertising opportunities through Clear Channel which has been contracted for five years and tours, including a group from the Raymond Gardiner High School of North Caicos. While the openness and size of the terminal have been the subject of some criticism, the curvy roof does lend an appealing welcome. Airport Officials says this new roof which has been installed at both ends of the terminal is eco-friendly. “The stylishly curved beams add a modern take to the renovated terminal roof and add height and depth to the new design,” explains the Authority in a press release. Old metal and new metal were connected in this multi-million dollar project which was said to be within budget. There was a rush to completion, landscaping and the rest rooms were among the final touches; the restrooms are a now source of pride for the Airports Authority: “…bathrooms have been redesigned with contemporary style and top of the line finishes deserving of our world class clientele.” Other first time features include universal kiosks and a flight information display screen; it reports on the arrivals and the departures. You can see the exciting photo highlights of last night’s opening at MagneticMediaonTV.com. Providenciales Airport Reopens Today Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:anya williams, premier rufus ewing, providenciales international airport, Tciaa, VIP flyers club, washington misick Former Premier says PNP left plan for Salt Cay airport, but there is no evidence of the claim Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp DEPUTY GOVERNOR SPEAKS OF STREAMLINING GOVERNMENT SERVICES.
Defender Virgil Van Dijk believes Liverpool are capable of mounting a challenge on both the domestic scene and EuropeThe Reds face a daunting task at home to Napoli on tonight in which they must emerge victorious either 1-0 or by two clear goals to avoid failing to progress beyond the Champions League group stage.“At Liverpool, there is always a lot of pressure, but it is good pressure,” the Holland captain revealed to Givemesport.“You want to play in these circumstances, a night like tomorrow. You want to be getting the job done before tomorrow – but now we are here.“I definitely look at the squad and think it can compete on two fronts. We still need to show it but I think we are definitely capable of competing in both competitions. Hopefully, that will be the case.”Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.Speaking about missing out in Europe’s premier competition, the former Saints defender confirmed it is not a scenario any of his team-mates are even considering.“That is something I am not even going to think about, so I won’t answer. Hopefully, that isn’t going to happen,” added the Dutchman, who rejected the suggestion going out of Europe altogether would be a blessing in disguise in terms of the title race.“I don’t think they are Liverpool fans (if they are saying that).“We want to compete on the highest level. We are top of the league now, but it could change next week. You never know.“The main thing for us is to stay on the highest level and to do everything we can to go through. It is going to be a tough game but I am very confident, like always in my team.
F+W Media named Aaron Kenedi editor-in-chief of Print magazine, replacing Emily Gordon, who was let go in January. Kenedi previously founded and served as editor-in-chief of Shift Media, and served as editorial director at Miller Media.Meredith Corp. announced several personnel changes to Meredith Integrated Marketing: Frank Gallon was named chief administrative officer; David Brown was promoted from executive vice president to senior vice present and general manager; managing director Keith Sedlak was promoted to chief marketing officer; and Georgine Anton, who served as publisher, was promoted to senior vice president.Kate Byrne was appointed vice president of Future US’s Technology and Living Group. Previously, Byrne (who recently married former BusinessWeek executive editor John Byrne) served as vice president of sales at Loomia Inc., a software tools developer.Media investment bankers the Jordan, Edmiston Group promoted Adam Gross to chief marketing officer. Gross, who joined the firm in 2000, had served as vice president of marketing and communications since 2003. Business economist Richard DeKaser has joined Kiplinger Washington Editors as a “contributing economist.” DeKaser will write a weekly column called “Practical Economics” for Kiplinger.com and contribute to The Kiplinger Letter.Essence announced a pair of personnel promotions: former Midwest sales manager Paul Johnson will now serve as Midwest director and Danielle M. Brown, who previously served as corporate account manager, was named account director.Kelley Holmes, the longtime publisher of Cygnus Business Media’s Quick Printing, expanded her role to also serve as publisher of Printing News and Wide-Format Imaging magazines. At Printing News, Holmes replaces Micheal Zerner, who is no longer with the company.Las Vegas-based Greenspun Media Group announced a number of personnel changes: Tom Gorman was named senior editor of print, Rob Curley was named senior digital editor, Steve Green was named editor of In Business Las Vegas, Paula Pettit was appointed director of special events and Debbie Donaldson was promoted from associate publisher of In Business Las Vegas to director of sales.
Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya BachchanVarinder ChawlaAmitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan have completed 46 years of their married life together. The mega star on the occasion of their 46th anniversary revealed a hilarious situation in which the two tied the knot.In his blog, Amitabh wrote that after the success of Zanjeer, he, Jaya and some other friends decided to go on a holiday to England. When Big B sought permission from his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan for the trip, the latter had put a condition that he has to get married to Jaya if he wants to go with her.Eventually, the two tied the knot, and then they went for the foreign holiday.Read Amitabh’s blog below:”I lived on the 7th Road of this society .. on a rented house .. marriage had been decided among us .. nothing to be exaggerated or celebrated with any aplomb .. just the two families and .. done .. off to London, my first trip ever and hers too .. Zanjeer a success and a promise that if it did well we would all – a gang of our friends – would go on a holiday to London !Seeking or rather informing parents that we were a group of friends going to England .. who all are going came the query from Babuji .. names disclosed .. Jaya is also going with you .. you both are alone .. yes .. if you have to go marry and go .. ok .. pandit and family informed .. next day all set .. flight at night .. marriage to finish before the flight ..”Well, this certainly makes an interesting wedding story. On the work front, Amitabh was last seen in the film Badla that also featured Taapsee Pannu. It became a box office hit. The veteran actor will next be seen in Brahmastra starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.
Dr. Larry P. Jackson, Professor at Emory UniversityOn Dec. 4 Dr. Larry P. Jackson, Professor at Emory University, will visit Baltimore with his students to share the research they conducted in his newly designed course “African American Studies 100: Baltimore Up Rising.” The topics studied include Mass Incarceration, Educational Inequality, Residential Segregation, and Healthcare Disparities in Baltimore City, Maryland. The weekend long event will begin with a forum between 10 a.m. and 1p.m. at the Pennsylvania Branch of the Enoch Pratt Library. Contact Allison Robinson at 443-250-4250 or Marilyn Harris Davis at 410-299-1996 for more information.
News | Interventional Radiology | April 08, 2019 Society of Interventional Radiology Announces 2019 Gold Medalists Alan H. Matsumoto, M.D., Daniel Picus, M.D., and James B. Spies, M.D., selected for distinguished and extraordinary service to SIR or the discipline of interventional radiology Related Content VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology ProceduresKevin Seals, M.D., is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:47Loaded: 3.40%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:47 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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Spies, M.D., MPH, FSIR, during its Annual Scientific Meeting, March 23-28 in Austin, Texas. These awards acknowledge distinguished and extraordinary service to SIR or to the discipline of interventional radiology.“The 2019 Gold Medalists exemplify the innovative and collaborative spirit of interventional radiology through their research, mentorship, dedication to the advancement of the quality of medicine and patient care,” said SIR 2018–19 President M. Victoria Marx, M.D., FSIR, interventional radiologist at Keck Medicine of USC, and professor of clinical radiology and diagnostic radiology residency program director at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles.Alan H. Matsumoto, M.D., FSIRMatsumoto is professor and chair of the department of radiology and medical imaging at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, where he has been on faculty since 1991 and helped train more than 200 diagnostic radiology residents and 100 vascular and interventional radiology fellows. He has published 300 articles and book chapters, given more than 300 invited and scientific talks, and served as the site principal investigator for 24 clinical trials. He developed and ran the core lab for the trial that led to the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved abdominal aortic stent graft in 1999. A past-president of SIR and program chair of the 2004 SIR Annual Scientific Meeting, Matsumoto has also served as an American Board of Radiology examiner, in committee and council chair positions at the American Heart Association and as a member of the American College of Radiology Council Steering Committee and Board of Chancellors.Daniel Picus, M.D., FSIR Picus is a professor of radiology and surgery at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. There he established the interventional radiology section, serving as its first chief from 1987–2000. He then took on the role of division chief for diagnostic radiology until 2018. During his career, Picus’ interest in coding and reimbursement led him to become a member of the American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology (AMA CPT) Editorial Panel. He has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed publications, as well as multiple textbook chapters and scientific exhibits. Picus delivered the Dr. Charles T. Dotter Lecture at the 2013 SIR Annual Scientific Meeting and has served SIR in many roles, including both Education and Annual Meeting Councilor, first editor of the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (SCVIR, now SIR) newsletter, and first deputy editor and second editor-in-chief of SIR’s Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.James B. Spies, M.D., M.P.H., FSIRSpies is a professor of radiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine and chair of the department of radiology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Spies is recognized as an international authority on uterine artery embolization (UAE) for fibroids. He maintains an active UAE clinical practice, has performed extensive research in that area and continues to actively research outcomes from a range of fibroid therapies. He has published more than 100 scientific studies and given more than 400 invited presentations. In addition to serving as a trustee of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) for interventional radiology since 2016, Spies has served SIR in many roles including SIR president from 2014–2015, SIR Foundation chair from 2006–2008 and as a member of numerous SIR committees.For more information: www.sirweb.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 14, 2019 FDA Clears NvisionVLE Imaging System for Pancreatic and Biliary Applications August 14, 2019 — NinePoint Medical Inc. announced it has received U.S. read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. 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No related posts. After Earth,filmed partially in Costa Rica and starring Jaden and Will Smith, takes place 1000 years after a cataclysmic event has forced humanity to escape from Earth to a new home, Nova Prime. After an asteroid storm damages their craft, Cypher (Will) and Kitai (Jaden) find themselves crash-landed on planet Earth, where everything has evolved to kill humans and an unstoppable alien creature is on the loose. Cypher is critically injured and it is up to Kitai to save them by trekking across 100 kilometers of hostile terrain to retrieve the rescue a beacon from a fallen section of the ship.Having failed to pass the test to become a ranger, Kitai now has the chance to prove himself to his father, the Legendary General Cypher Raige.After Earth opens in U.S. theatres May 31 and in Costa Rica theatres in June. The famous father-and-son duo started filming in February of 2012 around Arenal Volcano.“Costa Rica is such a great place … it’s very cool, I really like it out here.” Jaden Smith said in a behind the scenes interview by Cambio. He also expressed concern over filming next to a volcano, among live snakes and wild pigs, and about finding 4-inch cockroaches in his bed.The film company employed wildlife experts and four snake wranglers on the team to sweep the area before the shoot, ensuring it was “safe” for the crew.Will Smith, who wrote the starring role into the film specifically for his son, said he enjoyed Costa Rica and plans to choose more films in the future based location. “Costa Rica just gives the film a very eerie size and scope,” he said.Official preview: http://www.sonypictures.com/previews/movies/afterearth/clips/5883/ Facebook Comments
Share National Association of Home Builders National Association of Realtors New Home Sales Pending Home Sales Index 2019-06-27 Mike Albanese May Yields Mixed Results for Housing Market June 27, 2019 364 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News, Origination New home sales fell 7.8% in May to an adjusted rate of 626,000, but are 4% higher than they were in May 2018, according to data by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. “The report shows growth in sales in the $200,000-300,000 price range, which indicates middle-class demand for housing is being supported by low rates and solid employment,” said Greg Ugalde, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Torrington, Connecticut. Robert Dietz, Chief Economist at the NAHB, said the May numbers were “a bit surprising” given lower mortgages in recent months. “Based on these conditions, we expect June new home sales figures will show a rebound,” Dietz said. The report, published by the NHAB, stated the inventory of new homes for sale in May was 333,000, which is a 6.4 months’ supply. The average price for those homes was $308,200, and the home sold for an average of $316,700. New home sales were 7.5% higher in the south and 3.4% higher in the west. Both the northeast and the midwest saw declines, 13.3% and 3.2%, respectively. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) added positive news on the housing market, revealing that pending home sales increased 1.1% in May, and three of four regions saw contract activity grow. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the NAR, attributed growth in pending sales to historically low mortgage rates. “Rates of 4% and, in some cases even lower, create extremely attractive conditions for consumers. Buyers, for good reason, are anxious to purchase and lock in at these rates,” Yun said. Realtor.com’s Chief Economist Danielle Hale mortgage rates have also helped boost affordability. “Looking forward, as long as the June drop in consumer confidence doesn’t spook buyers we could see home sales pick-up in the months ahead prompted by low mortgage rates,” Hale said.
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