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New York (UN) – The United Nations extended its sincere condolences to Morocco contingent as well as to the bereaved families and the Moroccan authorities over the death, on Jan. 27, of three Morocco’s blue helmets deployed under the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI).The UNSG special representative for Côte d’Ivoire and the UNOCI staff “regret to announce the death of three soldiers from Morocco, on Jan. 27, 2015, following a road accident that took place 5 kilometers away from Guiglo and offer their sincere condolences to the Moroccan contingent as well as to the bereaved families and the Moroccan authorities,” said UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric.The victims, members of the 21st Moroccan contingent of the UNOCI, were in an escort mission aboard a military vehicle and were deployed as part of the UN Mission in November. Their death brings to 86 the number of peacekeepers who have died since the beginning of the UN mission in Côte d’Ivoire in April 2004.
TORONTO — Torstar Corp.’s national and local print advertising continued to fall in the third quarter but cost-cutting efforts have been successful in maintaining the company’s cash balances and dividend at an acceptable level, executives said Wednesday.But they also said cost reduction will remain a important area of focus with no end in sight for a years-long decline in print advertising revenue at Torstar’s flagship Toronto Star newspaper and its Metroland Media Group.Torstar chief executive John Boynton told analysts on a conference call that he sees cost-cutting as essential to preserving cash flow that’s required to fuel a transformation of the company’s core business.“In the balance of 2017, we expect to benefit from $3 million in cost-savings related to restructuring and outsourcing initiatives, already undertaken to date, and we expect these cost reductions to offset print ad revenue trends which we expect (will) continue to be challenging,” Boynton said.However, Torstar’s unrestricted cash and cash equivalents was down to $51.4 million at Sept. 30, from $75.4 million at the end of December, leading analysts to ask whether Torstar’s dividend was under review.“We’ll keep looking at the dividend and everything’s on the table, but we don’t have any changes so far that are required at this time,” Boynton said.“We’re still comfortable with our cash position, the amount of cash we need to fuel our transformation.”Chief financial officer Lorenz DeMarchi added that the drain on cash flow is expected to be lighter than in the first half of 2017, when severance and pension expenses were heavy.As of Sept. 30, Torstar had cut about 220 positions. It expects $12.1 million of savings from the cuts in calendar 2017 and $5 million in 2018.Executives also noted that Torstar (TSX:TS.B) has no bank debt and its unrestricted cash doesn’t include its share of cash at VerticalScope or $9.1 million of restricted cash pledged as collateral to standby letters of credit.Torstar’s total segmented revenue, which includes its core Star and Metroland newspaper groups plus a share of revenues from joint ventures and its 56 per cent stake in VerticalScope, fell to $164.6 million compared with $181.7 million a year ago.The quarter had a net loss of $6.6 million or eight cents per share, compared with a profit of $1.4 million or two cents per share a year ago when Torstar benefited from the sale of its printing plant in Vaughan, Ont., and the sale of a property in Guelph, Ont.On an adjusted basis, Torstar says it lost eight cents per share for the quarter ended Sept. 30, the same as the third quarter of 2016.Torstar holds an investment in The Canadian Press as part of a joint agreement with a subsidiary of the Globe and Mail and the parent company of Montreal’s La Presse.
Judge says funny ads promoting Muslim film can ride New York subway over operator’s objection by Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press Posted Oct 7, 2015 5:27 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 6:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – A federal judge gave a green light Wednesday to light-hearted subway advertisements promoting a documentary about American Muslim comedians, saying a transportation agency improperly labeled them political in nature.The ads for the 2013 film “The Muslims Are Coming!” were rejected this year by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the subway system and the rest of the nation’s largest mass transit network. The MTA, which had first approved the ads, later concluded they violated its new ban on political ads.Judge Colleen McMahon said the advertisements, created by two Muslim comedians, were not primarily political.“That the advertisements at issue gently mock prejudice and employ Islamophobia as a comedic device does not make their message ‘prominently or predominantly’ political,” she wrote.The advertisements, originally scheduled to run in April and May, were designed to promote the concept that American Muslims are ordinary people and to boost viewership of the film, produced by Vaguely Qualified Productions, which sued in June.The ads were being placed in the subway system in part to counter a campaign by an organization seeking to display ads critical of Muslims, the judge noted.One among six proposed ads included the statement: “The Ugly Truth About Muslims: Muslims have great frittata recipes.”Another said: “Muslims hate terrorism! They also hate: People who tell you they went to an Ivy League school within 10 seconds of meeting them … When the deli guy doesn’t put enough schmear on your bagel … Hipsters who wear winter hats in the summer … the pickling of everything …”All the advertisements included the Internet address of a website promoting the film.The judge called it “utterly unreasonable” that an MTA official would arbitrarily decide that an advertisement including the word “Muslims” was political.The MTA said it was reviewing the judge’s decision.The judge said the MTA delved deeply into whether the ads’ creators had a political objective by seeking information about the organization. She said there was no evidence that the MTA so thoroughly researched other ads when it sought to determine whether they were political in nature.“Indeed, the evidence before the court plainly indicates that VQP’s silly advertisements were subject to greater scrutiny than other potentially controversial ads,” she wrote.Comedians Dean Obeidallah and Negin Farsad celebrated the ruling supporting their ads.“We’re thrilled that the judge in this case recognized that our Muslim background was not a political issue,” Obeidallah said.“Shutting down a couple of American Muslim comedians from spreading delightfulness on the subway? That never made sense,” Farsad said.
THE HIGH COURT has granted both the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) and Ryanair their legal costs in the injunctions they took against SIPTU over last week’s planned airport strikes.Justice Gilligan placed a stay on the ruling subject to a full hearing on the issues surrounding the strike.The court last week granted an injunction to the DAA to halt the planned closure of Ireland’s airports on 14 March.Ryanair were granted their costs even though no ruling was made in their own injunction case against SIPTU.The Judge said that this was because Ryanair’s case was scheduled to happen after the DAA’s and he felt it would have been successful.He also ruled that Ryanair’s injunction included proposed action at Shannon Airport over which the DAA had no authority and thus was a relevant action in its own right.Justice Gilligan said that, as per a 2008 ruling by Justice Laffoy, in cases where an interlocutory injunction is granted the winning party is granted the costs unless there is a reason not to.This he said “appears to remove the choice of costs” except where the is a reason the court cannot.The purpose of this previous ruling had been to “avoid a re-run” of the evidence the DAA’s counsel had earlier argued.On, the issue of Ryanair application for costs, counsel for SIPTU had argued that Ryanair were not party to the successful proceedings because their employees were not involved in the dispute. They had also argued that no decision had been made in their own particular case.Read: Judge will decide today if airport strikes can go ahead >Read: High Court halts airport strikes by granting injunction to DAA >
WELL FRANKFURT’S WAY Labour’s way! Varadkar’s “not a cent more to Anglo Irish Bank” became €34 billion and all bond holders have been paid, with our Taoiseach proudly announcing after his election that Ireland would pay every red cent of its debt. But nothing shows the extent to which banks are running Ireland and Europe more than the recently published Insolvency Guidelines and Rules which were launched in April.The Irish banks were recapitalised and their bad loans were taken from them into the hands of Nama, which is paid for by workers and other tax payers. They received further recapitalisation funds in respect of anticipated mortgage defaults of up to 30 per cent of mortgage holders and there is no significant evidence that they have accepted a write down of any mortgages as a result.The property ladder dreamInstead the Irish Banks, and their highly-paid executives, have skilfully managed to shift the burden of their debt onto the state and the general public. They have avoided the impact of austerity which has largely fallen on those who are dependent on welfare and public servants. However, their biggest coup of all was the hard ball they played with government which now allows them dictate the level of penury imposed on a generation whom they, the politicians and the developers, convinced to incur debt on the basis of “you must get onto the property ladder”.It was government, fully aided and abetted by the opposition politicians of the day, who allowed land prices escalate beyond anything that could be considered reasonable and allowed the price of houses rise to the point where the cost of production bore no resemblance to the sale value.The current government have now created a “PIP” – Personal Insolvency Provider whom, they say, will advocate on behalf of the debtor (mortgage holder) against the big bad banks. The reality of this is that they have created a middle man who will charge the debtor for any assistance provided and who, in the way of these things, will ultimately become practitioners or businesses that have a more familiar relationship with the banks than any individual client whom they deal with. Criminals facing the court are entitled to free legal aid but unfortunate mortgage holders, the victims of an overheated economy for which they hold no responsibility, will have to pay for their representation in the insolvency process.Fairer resolution for distressed mortgage holdersThe Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), two years ago successfully promoted a resolution to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions which would have sought a fairer resolution for the generation of mortgage holders whose principal private residence was overvalued to the extent that they are now in negative equity. The motion sought, among other things, that the capital amount would be written down to the current value of the principal private residence, very similar to the scheme which has operated successfully in Iceland.The Icelandic government were prepared to force their banks to burden their share of their reckless lending. Although passed at the ICTU conference and adopted as policy of the ICTU, it never featured in any pre-budget submission or economic analysis presented by the ICTU. But that is another matter which is not untypical of the tyranny of consensus which imposed silence on even the largest civic society organisation in Ireland.But alas we have become used to the idea that the first casualty nowadays of politics is the truth. You can almost be guaranteed that if a government minister or spokesperson says something is fair it will be inherently unfair. Such was the case with the proposals promoted under the Croke Park Extension which, when reviewed independently by an equality expert, were deemed to be discriminatory and inequitable. Likewise, the sight of two government ministers promoting the notion of tax concessions at the same time as Minister Howlin was trying to take €3,000 out of the pocket of the vast majority of nurses and midwives is yet another example that nothing has changed in spite of the huge promise that we would never return to auction politics.The biggest problems facing citizens in IrelandThe insolvency debacle and the mortgage problem which is still the biggest problem facing citizens in Ireland, along with the sustained attack on public service workers, are huge disappointments to anybody who voted for new politics when they voted in this government. Regrettably, this government, to an even greater extent than its predecessors, have debased politics and have further alienated working people and those who contribute most in our society.The recent massive rejection of the Croke Park Extension proposals was the first opportunity that any significant body of Irish people outside of the Irish election got the opportunity to say no. The resounding “No” by approximately 70 per cent of the entire public service should not be ignored and if it is, then the time has surely come for a full confrontation with politicians who ignore the people and believe that they know better.Dave Hughes is the Deputy General Secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.
LOS ANGELES — Boeing has delivered the final C-17 produced for the U.S. Air Force, more than two decades after the mammoth and versatile transport plane was rolled out as the Cold War wound down.Military officials took delivery of the C-17 Globemaster III — the 223rd sold to the Air Force — during a ceremony Thursday attended by hundreds of workers at Boeing’s Long Beach, Calif., assembly plant.“It was a long run with the U.S. military, and it was a good run,” said engineer Bob Grech, who joined the project 19 years ago.The massive, four-engine C-17 made its first flight in 1991, and military deliveries began about two years later. The plane is used to airlift tanks, supplies and troops, as well as perform medical evacuations. It quickly became a war and disaster workhorse, prized for its ability to operate from basic airstrips and cover intercontinental distances with a full load without refueling.With a payload of 160,000 pounds, it is designed to airdrop 102 paratroopers and their equipment.After the ceremony, the Air Force’s final C-17 took off, en route to Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. — re-creating the same flight the first production model took when it was delivered in July 1993. As the crowd on the ground cheered, the giant aircraft looped around and performed a low flyover before heading into the clouds.
Troopers arrested 48-year-old Floyd J. Stuck, who was arraigned Thursday in Fairbanks on two felony gun charges, including being a felon in possession of a firearm, and three felony drug counts.Troopers acting on a tip met with a person in Tok who claimed to have bought drugs at Stuck’s home.After surveillance, troopers obtained a search warrant.Troopers seized 32 firearms and say half were stolen. They seized 10 grams of methamphetamine, 49 grams of suspected heroin, 42 morphine tablets and seven prescription opiate tablets.Tok is an Alaska Highway community of 1,200 about 200 miles southeast of Fairbanks.
Secunderabad: A new technology, the Head On Generation (HOG) system, was introduced in Telangana Express on Wednesday for catering to the power needs of the coaches such as coach lighting and air conditioning.Earlier, there were two power cars known as End On Generators (EOG) on both the ends of Telangana Express for providing lighting and air conditioning in the coaches. These power cars produce electricity by diesel generator for supplying to coaches. Each power car required 40 litres of diesel per hour per non-AC coach and around 65 to 70 litres of diesel per hour per coach in case of AC coach. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us In order to lessen diesel consumption and carbon footprint, a state-of-the-art HOG system has been introduced. So far, the power supply tapped from power lines through pantograph to the train engine is used only to run the engine and haul the coaches. Now, in this new system power supply tapped from overhead to the train engine will be distributed to the trailing coaches. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us This new system does not require any diesel oil consumption and as such will reduces air pollution and also noise pollution. In addition, it also provides uninterrupted illumination in the coaches. On an average it will reduce carbon emission by 700 MT per year per train in regular practice for a train provided with two power cars equipped with diesel alternator sets. Advertise With Us The average expenditure incurred on fuel consumption per trip per each train of Telangana Express is around Rs 2 lakh. Electrical energy consumption cost per trip per train in the new system is around Rs 78,000. The estimated savings for each trip of Telangana Express is approximately Rs 1.22 lakh and the overall estimated savings per year is around Rs. 1.35 crore. All the existing Telangana Express trains will now run on Head On Generation System. Two more trains namely Train No. 22707/22708 Visakhapatnam- Tirupati- Visakhapatnam Express and Train No. 22705/22706Tirupati – Jammutawi -TirupatiHumsafar Express are also running with the new technology of Head on Generation system from South Central Railway. Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway, appreciated the efforts of staff and officers of SCR on this achievement and advised them to extend the same for some more trains to adopt environment-friendly initiatives by reducing carbon foot prints and also fuel consumption measures.
Sonam Kapoor trolled for slamming Vivek Oberoi but defending Tanmay Bhat’s jokes earlier.InstagramWhile Sonam Kapoor criticised Vivek Oberoi for his controversial tweet involving Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the actress has been trolled for her earlier tweets defending comedian Tanmay Bhat for his rape jokes.Along with several on social media, Sonam too slammed Vivek for sharing a meme that referred Aishwarya’s past relationship with Salman Khan as “opinion poll”, her past affair with Vivek as “exit poll” and her marriage with Abhishek Bachchan as “result”.Sonam called the tweet “disgusting and classless”. While Vivek in counter ridiculed Sonam by saying she should stop “overacting” in films and “overreacting” on social media, many netizens targeted her for her earlier tweets where she had defended Tanmay over his insensitive jokes on social media.Tanmay had a few years ago made some “jokes” on child rape, for which he was vehemently criticised. However, Sonam had then defended him saying that people “overreacted” on his “jokes”.”How do you know children don’t love rape?”, Tanmay had written in one of his tweets, followed by another in which he had said, “Feel really weird every time I see naked baby pics of girls. In my head I go ‘Ha Ha! I saw your boobs! Ha Ha!”.In response, Sonam had tweeted, “Dear @thetanmay, being your friend I know what you say and do is never to offend, but to make people laugh”. In another tweet she had written, “Don’t you guys think there are issues that are more important than @thetanmay snapchat jokes??? I’m in shock with this over reaction.”Many on Twitter have now been sharing Sonam’s old tweets, calling her a “hypocrite” for targeting Vivek for sharing a meme, but defending Tanmay back then for the insensitive “jokes”.”Dear @sonamakapoor, That joke shared by Vivek Oberoi is indeed disgusting and classless. But where was this decency and class when you openly defended Tanmay Bhat who made fun of child rape victims,” wrote one on Twitter.There are scores of such comments, questioning Sonam’s apparent selective outrage. Check some of the tweets here:
Sammilita Parishad celebrating their victory in Bangladesh Mudron Shilpa Samity electionThe full panel of Sammilita Parishad won in the Bangladesh Mudron Shilpa Samity (BMSS) election on Monday, says a press release.The BMSS is a platform of commercial organisations in the country’s printing industry. Regarding the victory, printing industry entrepreneur and chairman of Omicon Group Md Mehedi Hasan expressed hope that the printing industry would be one of the leading foreign exchange earning sectors in Bangladesh after the readymade garment industry.The election of the executive committee for the year 2018-2020 saw all 33 candidates from Sammilita Parishad winning.Acting president of BMSS Tofael Khan thanked all the voters for casting their votes in a peaceful manner.
Prime minister and chairman of ECNEC Sheikh Hasina chaired the 9th ECNEC meeting of the current fiscal year held at the NEC conference room in the capital’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area on 9 October, 2018. Photo: PIDThe government is hastily approving development projects one after another ahead of the general elections, apparently to please the voters, despite these projects not being in the Annual Development Programme (ADP).In the last three months, a total of 126 projects costing Tk 1.12 trillion were passed in the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC).Almost 100 per cent of these projects would be funded from other sources as they were not in the ADP.ECNEC meetings are being held thick and fast to approve those populist projects. In the past week, two ECNEC meetings were held. In Tuesday’s meeting, 20 projects were okayed.In an unprecedented move, ECNEC sat for another meeting on Thursday, with 17 more projects getting the nod in the meeting.As many as 26 more projects are being lined up to be okayed, too.Members of parliament and ministers are in a frenzy to lay foundation stones of those populist projects, to win the hearts of the voters. The projects include construction of roads, bridges, educational institutions and mosques and temples.Asked about these projects, former finance adviser to a caretaker government AB Mirza Azizul Islam raised doubt over the feasibility of proper implementation of the projects.He said such projects are passed just to please the voters. Once inaugurated, these projects generally get stalled and voters or politicians lose their interest on them.Aziz thinks, as these projects would not get enough outlay from the ADP, it would be impossible to finish the projects in time and within the initial stipulated budget.Planning commission sources said 10 ECNEC meetings were held from July to 10 October. Five of them were held in last month alone where 83 projects got approval while 37 projects worth Tk 450 billion got ECNEC nod in the last week.Asked about so many projects before the election, planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal told journalists after Thursday’s meeting that the government is spending more to continue the growth trend.The growth generally slows down in the election year as private investment decrease, he added.Projects could be passed as routine work after declaration of the polls schedule. However, the government would not go beyond its power stipulated by the electoral law.Planning ministry sources said the populist projects include construction of madrasas by the MPs. On 11 September, a project worth almost Tk 60 billion was passed in ECNEC. Under the project, MPs would construct at least six madrasa buildings in their constituencies.Another project of repairing the roads in 180 upazilas got approval on 9 October. Under the project, 2,210 kilometers of upazila roads and 495 kilometers of union roads would be repaired .Another project is building 5,000 flats for slum dwellers of the cities. The Tk 8.26 billion project includes building two-room flats in 11 city corporations and 24 municipalities.In the current fiscal year, Tk 1.80 trillion was approved for 1452 projects that are there in the ADP.With more and more projects getting ECNEC nod, they will need more budget to be disbursed. There are 1,338 unapproved projects in ADP already.
Stay on target Giant Prehistoric Lion Fossil Discovered in Museum DrawerThis 520-Million-Year-Old Sea Monster Had 18 Tentacles to Kill Its Prey You know about bears, and you know about dogs, but what about beardogs? They went extinct millions of years ago, but scientist are just now figuring out where these creatures fit in the evolutionary history of life on Earth. A new analysis of beardog fossils has resulted in the reclassification several animals, which alters our understanding of how they are related to living carnivores.Beardogs, or amphicyonids, were members of several species of quadrupedal carnivorous mammals that went extinct 37 million years ago. However, they are members of the same evolutionary line as bears, wolves, weasels, foxes, and the modern domesticated dog. Beardogs ranged in size from just a few pounds (like a Chihuahua) to more than 1,000 pounds (like a very large polar bear). See the size comparison below. The newly reclassified beardogs are on the small end of the scale, but they’re important to our understanding of all related animals because they were some of the first species to evolve.Susumu Tomiya, a researcher at the Field Museum in Chicago, noticed that two of the jaw fragments attributed to known beardog species had some important morphological differences. Both jaws featured teeth with flat surfaces, which would have made them suited for crushing rather than only ripping and tearing like a pure carnivore. They were much more like the larger beardogs that evolved later. Both animals would have gone extinct around 37 million years ago.Tomiya used a CT scan to reconstruct the animal’s skull from the remaining fragments and found that the anatomical features didn’t match the previous identification. Thus, the two specimens were given new names, Gustafsonia cognita and Angelacrtocyon australis. This helps clarify how beardogs evolved and where. These animals were native to what is today the southern US, indicating this region was more important to beardog evolution than previously thought. This work could help researchers studying the evolution of other carnivores as well.
Windows 10 Pro: Windows Defender Application Guard support coming by Martin Brinkmann on December 21, 2017 in Windows – 1 commentMicrosoft revealed recently that Windows 10 Professional will support Windows Defender Application Guard in the next feature update.Windows Defender Application Guard is a security feature of Enterprise editions of Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system.The feature uses Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization technology to add a virtual layer around browsing sessions in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.Basically, what it does is isolate the browsing environment for sites that are not on a list of trusted sites or services. The virtual machine blocks access to the local system, so that untrusted sites cannot escape the virtual environment or access data such as local storage or memory.You spoke, and we listened. Microsoft is bringing Windows Defender Application Guard to Windows 10 Professional in the next feature update of Windows 10. Now, like Windows 10 Enterprise users, Windows 10 Pro Users can navigate the Internet in Application Guard knowing their systems are protected from even the most sophisticated browser attacks.Microsoft launched support in the most recent Insider Build already, but limits the feature to en-us versions for now. PCs need to support Hyper-V to make use of the feature, and it is necessary to enable it as it is turned off by default.You can enable the security feature either through Windows Features or the Group Policy.To access Windows Features, use Windows-I to open the Settings app.Type add feature in the search at the top, and select “Turn Windows features on or off” from the list of suggestions.Locate Windows Defender Application Guard when the feature listing is displayed and check the entry to enable it.Select ok and wait for the process to complete.Windows 10 needs to be restarted to complete the process.The policies are under Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Defender Application Guard in the Group Policy Editor (you find them in the Registry under HKLM:\software\microsoft\HVSI).Check out this resource for detailed instructions on enabling Windows Defender Application Guard on Windows 10 PCs.You can start Windows Defender Application Guard sessions in Microsoft Edge by selecting Menu > New Application Guard window.The orange Application Guard button highlights that the window is protected by the feature. You will notice that the Edge instance is different from a regular instance. You don’t have access to your favorites for instance, and cannot save favorites unless you enable persistence in the Group Policy.Also, printing and clipboard activities are not supported by default as well.The Windows 10 Pro version of Application Guard is limited when compared to the Enterprise version. Windows 10 Pro users and admins can run the feature in standalone mode only. The option to set trusted sites is not available.Closing WordsMicrosoft brings a limited version of Windows Defender Application Guard to Windows 10 Pro, and noted that this was a much requested feature by Windows 10 Pro customers.Windows users who want similar functionality for third-party applications may want to try Sandboxie or other third-party sandbox software.SummaryArticle NameWindows 10 Pro: Windows Defender Application Guard support comingDescriptionMicrosoft revealed recently that Windows 10 Professional will support Windows Defender Application Guard in the next feature update.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Imago Systems Image courtesy of NinePoint Medical News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more October 19, 2011 – Boston Scientific has completed enrollment in a clinical trial to evaluate its WallFlex Biliary RX fully covered stent for the treatment of benign bile duct strictures (narrowing or blockages). This multi-center, prospective study enrolled 187 patients at 13 centers in 11 countries worldwide. Lead investigators in the study are Professor Jacques Deviere, M.D., Ph.D., of Hospital Erasme in Brussels, and Professor Guido Costamagna, M.D., of Policlinico A. Gemelli in Rome.The study includes patients with bile duct strictures associated with post liver transplant anastomosis (connection of two structures), prior abdominal surgery such as cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal) and chronic pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas). The WallFlex Biliary RX Fully Covered Stent will remain in patients five to 11 months depending on the nature of the stricture. The trial will evaluate the removal of the stents from patients as well as the effectiveness of temporary stenting for long-term benign biliary stricture resolution. Patients will be followed for five years after stent removal. “This is a key milestone for this important trial,” said Deviere. “We look forward to the findings, which will determine the potential benefits of this stent as a less-invasive alternative to surgery in these types of patients and as an endoscopic treatment option that may require fewer ERCP(1) procedures than plastic stenting.”The WallFlex Biliary RX Stent is constructed of braided Platinol (platinum-cored Nitinol) wire and features three key attributes: radial force to help maintain duct patency and resist migration; flexibility to aid in conforming to tortuous anatomies; and full-length radiopacity to enhance stent visibility under fluoroscopy. The WallFlex Biliary RX family of stents is available in fully covered, partially covered and uncovered versions. Covered stents have a silicone polymer Permalume Coating designed to reduce the potential for tumor ingrowth, and an integrated retrieval loop for removing or repositioning the stent during the initial procedure in the event of incorrect placement.The WallFlex Biliary RX fully covered, partially covered and uncovered stents are currently cleared in the United States and CE Mark countries for the palliative treatment of malignant bile duct strictures. The WallFlex Biliary RX fully covered stent was CE Marked in 2010 for an expanded indication to treat benign biliary strictures. The safety and effectiveness of the WallFlex Biliary RX Stenting System for use in the vascular system have not been established. 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No related posts. Australian surfing icon Rob Machado stopped by the central Pacific coast with the Hurley Team earlier this month. Rob was in town helping the Hurley brand re-launch throughout stores here in Costa Rica, stopping first at Jacó Beach’s Mango Surf Shop to sign autographs, and later running a special surf clinic.He also appeared at the Weekly Backyard Surf Series. In other surfing news: Congratulations to Carlos Muñoz, who just returned the Volcom VQS in Newport Beach, California, where he took fifth place. The fifth leg of the National Surfing Circuit will be held in Jacó, June 16-17. Maria Del Mar has been influential in the implementation of PayPal in Costa Rica. Maria’s business, Del Mar Surf Camp, has been selected as the pilot program for PayPal, with Banco Nacional pioneering the way for businesses on the central Pacific coast and Costa Rican banks to begin accepting PayPal. Not only has Maria opened a third location in Santa Teresa, but she is offering a youth surf academy in Jacó Beach. For more information, visit www.delmarsurfcamp.com.There’s little bit of everything to eat here in Jacó: Bubbas El Bohio not only features some of the best fish tacos in town, but now the restaurant is putting out homemade pizzas in the center of Jacó Beach. To order, call 2643-3112. Le Loft EATS Pizza, Pasta and Drinks also opened recently and features deck parties underneath Lemonzest on the main strip. Don’t forget “Tightwad Wednesdays” at Tsunami Sushi offering half priced tuna rolls all night. The Patio Classic Rock Sports Bar is now open in front of La Bruja. Soda Marea Alta, located across from Platinum gym, is open 24/7 and is a great spot to grab typical Costa Rican food. Next to the Jacó movie theater sits Planetarium Arcade, which features video games, Xbox, air hockey and pinball machines. On Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, bring your kids to Los Amigos and eat free from 5-9 p.m. (one child per adult and restrictions are limited to the kids’ menu). For more information, contact John Garcia at Los Amigos at 2643-2961 or visit www.losamigosjaco.com. In the Pacific Center, Kartwheels Boutique has children’s clothing and accessories. They are located next to CableTica and can be reached at 8603-3328. ShoeTopia on the south side of the strip has shoes for children in all sizes. For more info, call 2643-3039. Aqua Zumba is now available Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 a.m. at Condos Vista Mar in front of the Hotel Cocal. One-hour classes offer a low-impact, high-cardio and fun alternative. For more info, contact Nina Ford, Jacó’s licensed Zumba instructor, at 8971-9157.A few upcoming dates to mark on your calendars: On June 1-4, El Hicaco will be hosting Jacó’s June Music Festival. Friday, June 1, features Bossa Nova with Nomada Group; Saturday, June 2, Joe Anelo & his Jazz Band perform; Sunday, June 3, Santos and Zurdo will be live and Monday, June 4, you can find jazz, funk and soul. The music starts at 7 p.m. each night, and a $35 entry fee includes dinner, two glasses of wine and dessert. For reservations, call 2643-3326. The Watusi Pura Vida Tour will spread the reggae vibe at Los Amigos, June 22, the Backyard performs June 23, and DoceLunas takes the stage June 24. Watusi grew out of a seed planted by the late original Wailer, Peter Tosh in Dallas. This reggae roots band is on a mission with a message of peace, unity and love, and is a tour not to be missed. Support live music on Costa Rica’s central Pacific Coast!–Christina Truittchristina_truitt@yahoo.com Facebook Comments
Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home The beatification of Romero stands to officially bring his legacy in from the cold as state and church officials portray him as a force for healing wounds remaining from an era when left-leaning clergy were targeted by military regimes in Central America and censured by the Holy See.“He becomes a symbol of an El Salvador in a new era that could unite the Salvadoran people,” said Enrique Lopez Oliva, a historian of religion at the University of Havana.At a time when Latin American Catholics celebrate having one of their own as pope in the Argentine-born Francis, the beatification further bolsters the church’s standing in the region, he added.The Vatican “is trying to regain space it has lost in the world,” Lopez Oliva said. “You have to remember that the largest population of Catholics is in Latin America.”At least 250,000 people are expected to mass in the Plaza El Salvador del Mundo for the ceremony of beatification, a first step toward canonization and sainthood.Romero, known as “the voice of the voiceless,” was named archbishop of San Salvador in 1977 with the blessing of El Salvador’s government, which signed off because Romero was seen as a friend of the elite and the armed forces, according to his biographer, Monsignor Jesus Delgado. The church hopes the beatification “will be a point of hope,” said Salvadoran parish priest Luis Ayala, who is organizing this weekend’s celebration. “Afterward, we can love and break the prejudices that may exist at an ideological and party level.”Romero’s remains lie in a tomb in the basement of the cathedral of San Salvador capped by a bronze sculpture of the four evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, covering his body with a blanket. St. John Paul II, U.S. President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon are among the dignitaries who have visited to pay their respects.On weekends, thousands flock to the crypt to honor his memory and beseech favors. Believers say it’s a place of love, faith and solidarity, and many credit the spirit of “Saint Romero of the Americas” with healing illnesses and other miracles.“He is the spiritual guide for the family and for the nation,” said Alma Dinora Aguirre, who travels to the tomb twice a month from her home in San Miguel, 80 miles (135 kilometers) from the capital, to thank Romero for answering her prayers to ease her dying mother’s suffering. “He is a true saint.” New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — To some he was a champion of the poor, a defender of human rights during some of El Salvador’s darkest days. Others called him a supporter of armed revolution, a Marxist guerrilla clothed in a cleric’s cassock.Thirty-five years after a right-wing death squad assassin’s bullet pierced his heart, Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero will join the hierarchy of the blessed on Saturday even as conservative corners of El Salvador and the Vatican still harbor his critics. A month later, a death squad killed the Rev. Rutilio Grande, a fellow priest and Romero’s friend, greatly affecting the newly minted archbishop. Before long, Romero rededicated his archdiocese to serving social justice. He sought to mediate labor disputes, established a human rights office and opened the doors of the church to give refuge to campesinos fleeing persecution in the countryside.On March 23, 1980, Romero boldly admonished the military government to end abuses of civilians: “In the name of God and this suffering population, whose cries reach to the heavens more tumultuous each day, I beg you, I beseech you, I order you, in the name of God, cease the repression.”A day later, he was gunned down as he celebrated Mass in a cancer hospital chapel in San Salvador.The assassination came in the opening days of the Salvadoran civil war, one of the last major conflicts of the Cold War pitting leftist guerrillas against a U.S.-backed military junta and subsequent governments. The conflict lasted until peace accords in 1992 and resulted in at least 75,000 deaths and 12,000 disappearances, according to a U.N. account.Twenty-three years after the war’s end, the FMLN political party that arose from the former rebel movement has its second president in power in Salvador Sanchez Ceren, and many see Romero as a figure that can help rally a nation struggling not only with its past, but also rampant gang violence and sky-high homicide rates today. FILE – In this March 23, 1980, file photo, a nun plants a kiss on the forehead of slain Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero of El Salvador at the Hospital of Divine Providence. Thirty-five years after a right-wing death squad assassin’s bullet pierced his heart, Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero will join the hierarchy of the blessed this Saturday, May 23, 2015, even as conservative corners of El Salvador and the Vatican still harbor his critics. (AP Photo, File) “So that internal debate within the Catholic Church is, I think, over,” added Quigley, who was with Romero at the last Sunday Mass before his assassination. “He’s clearly been approved of by the pope, and you can’t go any higher than that.”___Associated Press writers Peter Orsi in Mexico City and Nicole Winfield in Rome contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories The Jesuit-trained Francis, known as the “slum bishop” for his work in Buenos Aires’ poorest neighborhoods before he became pope, declared in February that Romero was slain out of hatred for the faith, approving a martyrdom decree that cleared the way for beatification.With Francis sharing Romero’s concern for the impoverished, it is fitting that Romero would come up for beatification now. A beatification process has also begun for Romero’s slain friend, Rev. Rutilio Grande.Benedict has said a critical turning point for Romero’s beatification was the 2005 book “Primero Dios: The Life of Oscar Romero,” which argued that the archbishop’s writing and preaching were fully in line with Catholic doctrine. Romero was not a proponent of revolutionary liberation theology as many claimed, but rather merely sought justice for El Salvador’s oppressed, the book said.“In terms of the church itself, (Romero’s beatification) signifies something of an end to an unpleasant, controversial time when Oscar Romero and people like him on the left were vilified and downgraded and distrusted because they were seen as being too close to the real enemy, which was international communism,” said Tom Quigley, Latin America policy adviser to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops until his retirement in 2007. 0 Comments Share Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Others still view Romero with distaste, even if they are hesitant to be seen as openly criticizing his memory.“Communist,” muttered one man in a San Salvador church who declined to expand on that thought or give his name, simply waving his hand and walking away.Filmmaker Gerardo Muyshondt’s father was a friend of the now-deceased death squad commander, Maj. Roberto d’Aubuisson, who was accused by the United Nations and many others of being the man who ordered the assassination. Muyshondt grew up hearing nothing good about Romero but now believes his image was misused for ideological purposes.“We have to stop using his image in a political way” or else Romero will remain a divisive figure, said Muyshondt, whose documentary trilogy “El Salvador: Lost Archives of Conflict” examines the 1980-92 civil war.Romero’s beatification was held up for years by church politics, questions about his orthodoxy and concerns it could encourage liberation theology clerics who maintain that faith requires followers to fight for social and economic justice.In late 2012 Pope Benedict XVI, who as a cardinal had launched a crackdown on liberation theology, “unblocked” the case by moving it to the Vatican’s saint-making office from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, where it had languished. 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center
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