Rajinikanth’s Petta stills leaked, security beefed on sets

first_imgRajinikanth’s film Petta is currently underway in Lucknow. After wrapping up the Dehradun and Chennai schedules, the makers are now shooting in and around Lucknow with over 500 people as part of the crew.Despite high security, two photos of Rajinikanth’s new look in the film have been leaked. In the stills, the Kaala actor is seen wearing a red kurta with a blue scarf. He is also sporting a wig and a trimmed-beard look for Petta.Sun Pictures, the production house, has taken steps to prevent the leaking of photos or videos from the shooting spot of Petta. They have banned the use of mobile phones on the sets and the scenes that are scheduled to be shot will not be revealed to the crew in the advance.It is also reported that people are given different identity cards and only those with specify identity cards are allowed to enter the sets of Petta.Further, the Lucknow police have deployed 25 constables to provide security. “The police has deputed a circle officer for Rajini sir’s security. He will also be provided with a police escort for the entire duration of his stay in the state capital,” Eiqbal Jaafri, the line producer of Petta, is quoted by a daily.As rumoured, Rajinikanth is expected to essay the role of a professor in a convent. Petta has Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Trisha, Simran, Malavika Mohanan, Vijay Sethupathi and Bobby Simhaa in pivotal roles.ALSO SEE | Nawazuddin Siddiqui preps for Rajinikanth-Karthik Subbaraj film. See picALSO WATCH | Politics means helping people, it’s about unity: Neta Rajinikanthadvertisementlast_img read more

Ranji Trophy: Ageless Wasim Jaffer completes Perfect 10 after Vidarbha lifeline

first_imgIt was all but over for Wasim Jaffer, one of the greatest servants of Indian cricket when he suffered a knee injury during the 2016-17 season. He had missed quite a lot of domestic cricket and when he returned from the injury, not many were willing to give the then 38-year-old an opportunity to represent their state.Jaffer had revealed that his employers Indian Oil felt there was not much cricket left in him and suggested he sit in the office and do the mundane desk work. However, Jaffer got an opportunity to play for Vidarbha, whom he had joined for the first time in the 2015-16 season after leaving Mumbai for whom he played for 18 years and won eight titles.Cut to February 2019, Jaffer was holding the Ranji Trophy for the 10th time in his career and the second straight time with Vidarbha. The 40-year-old batsman was one of Vidarbha’s key campaigners in their successful title defense in the recently-completed 2018-19 season. Jaffer has now won 10 Ranji Trophy titles in as many finals he has played in the country’s premier domestic tournament.Jaffer did not fire in the final against Saurashtra as he was dismissed for 23 and 11 in Vidarbha’s 78-run win but the veteran finished as the highest run-scorer for the eventual title winners.Vidarbha defeat Saurashtra by 78 runs in the Ranji Trophy finalLift back-to-back Ranji Trophy titles pic.twitter.com/km0LASmN4SBCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) February 7, 2019Jaffer ended up with 1037 runs at an average of 69.13 from 11 matches. He scored four centuries and the 206 he had scored in the quarter-final against Uttarakhand sealed a semi-final berth for Vidarbha. Jaffer became the first batsman to score 1000 runs in a Ranji Trophy season twice.advertisementThe 40-year-old Jaffer had scored 1260 runs from 16 innings at an average of 84 for Mumbai in 2008-09.An elated Jaffer conceded that he never thought he would another Ranji Trophy final when he left Mumbai in 2018 and thanked Vidarbha’s coach and former India cricketer Chandrakant Pandit for trusting him.”Didn’t think I would play another Ranji Trophy final when I left Mumbai. Two in two is unbelievable. When I came back from injury, Chandrakant Pandit became the coach and brought me in. I don’t want to let it go. Playing in a winning team motivates you,” Jaffer was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo after the Ranji Trophy win on Thursday.Vidarbha rode on 29-year-old left-arm spinner, Aditya Sarwate’s maiden 11-wicket haul to outclass Saurashtra. Sarwate dismissed India’s star Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara in both the innings cheaply (1 and 0) in the final to set up his team’s historic win.Also Read | Unreal feeling: Faiz Fazal after Vidarbha defend Ranji Trophy titleAlso Read | People did not know where Vidarbha was but it won’t be so after Ranji triumph: Umesh YadavAlso See:last_img read more

Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz Hints At What He’ll Do After Coaching

first_img “You don’t have to just get old and crawl in a hole somewhere.”Longevity isn’t just a word to Kirk Ferentz; it’s a lifestyle. Inside the measures college football’s longest-tenured coach has taken to keep his mind & body fresh entering Year 21 at Iowa. https://t.co/QZGnFouXH8— Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow) June 13, 2019Last year, in his 20th season at Iowa, Ferentz led the Hawkeyes to a 9-4 record that included an Outback Bowl upset over Mississippi State.Ferentz is the winningest coach in team history with a 152-101 record at Iowa, and has led the team to four top-10 finishes and two Big Ten championships.He has had only three losing seasons as head coach of Iowa, and only one since 2001.[Des Moines Register] A closeup of Iowa Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz wearing a Hawkeyes hoodie and a headset.CHAMPAIGN, IL – NOVEMBER 19: Head coach Kirk Ferentz of the Iowa Hawkeyes is seen during the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)At 63 years of age, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz still has plenty more football coaching left in him. But he does appear to have an idea in mind for what to do after his time with the team is over.In an interview with the Des Moines Register, Ferentz stated that he doesn’t plan to stop coaching, even after he eventually steps away as head coach someday. He revealed that he would likely continue working as a position coach, even on a volunteer basis if necessary.“Absolutely. That’s been the most fun I ever had, being an assistant coach,” he says. “That’s just pure teaching. That’s the essence of teaching, and it’s more hands-on than what I get to experience.”Ferentz does have significant experience as an assistant that just about any program would find mouth-watering. From 1993 to 1995, he was the offensive line coach under Bill Belichick at the Cleveland Browns. He stayed with the team in the same role when they became the Baltimore Ravens until he was hired by Iowa.Ferentz was also a former offensive line coach at Iowa in the 1980s before taking up his first head coaching job with Maine.last_img read more

Tasneef Lands Classification Deal

first_imgPress Release; September 02, 2014 zoom United Arab Emirates-based classification society Tasneef has signed a contract with Drydocks World to provide the classification and maritime surveying services to the Drydocks World’s fleet comprised of 11 ships.Three ships have already been surveyed (Shindagha-5, Umm Suqeem and Zabeel-4). As for the rest of the fleet, it is scheduled to be subject to classification and surveying after confirming that it complies with all the classification rules, international regulations and UAE flag statutory requirements.Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World, said: “This contract allows ship owners to receive the national classification which helps in raising the UAE flag high above, and increasing the carrying capacity of the ships contributing to enhancing the services in the national maritime sector, simultaneously, it ensures the success of Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF) in becoming one of the world’s most prominent classification societies through providing high quality services.”Tasneef will provide the fleet with services including classification, surveying and technical consulting, in addition to research and development services.Rashed Al Hebsi, CEO of Tasneef, said:  “We will issue the compulsory certificates that conform to international standards required to guarantee the safety of the ship’s body and engine, the safety of the crew on board and the maritime environment as a whole, according to SOLAS (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) and MARPOL (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships).”last_img read more

Banff World Media Festival RealityTV pioneer Jonathan Murray on how unscripted television

first_imgOstensibly, the award was for A&E’s unexpected hit Born This Way, an unscripted program that follows the lives of a group of seven young-adult friends with Down syndrome.But Murray says diversity has been a driving force in his company since its first hit 25 years ago, MTV’s The Real World.“In that first season there was a gay person, there was a really articulate black guy from Harlem, there was black woman — a rapper from Jersey City — there was a young woman from Birmingham, Alabama,” says Murray, in an interview at the Banff World Media Festival. “Out of that diversity came some conflict and out of that conflict came growth and that was the story arc for each season of the Real World. What we really discovered is that there were a lot of stories that weren’t being told in television.” Twitter Login/Register With: READ MORE Advertisement Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Advertisement Diversity was a hot topic this year at the Banff World Media Festival.From the oppressed women in the dystopian series The Handmaid’s Tale, to the race and class conflicts of John Ridley’s American Crime, to the working moms of Workin’ Moms, there were recurring discussions about how to tell stories from people who don’t often have a voice on mainstream television.But the actual Diversity Award went to Jonathan Murray and his company Bunim-Murray Productions,  who are pioneers in the world of unscripted television and, as it turns out, diverse casting. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Video Young slam poetry contestant shares what colonialism means to her

first_imgAPTN NewsA slam poetry contest introduced the world to some pretty talented teenagers.Shauntelle Dick-Charleson from Hesquiaht & Lekwammen was one of them.A video was sent to APTN News that is also making the rounds on Facebook so we thought we’d share it. Got a video to share? Email us at news@aptn.calast_img

MR to skip UN General Assembly

President Mahinda Rajapaksa was listed to speak on the 26th, but now based on the Asian Tribune report it is most likely that Minister G.L.Pieris will speak on his behalf. The General Assembly will convene a high-level meeting on the rule of law at the national and international levels next week during which heads of governments or representatives will speak. President Mahinda Rajapaksa is not not expected to attend the U.N General Assembly next week despite being listed in the provisional list of speakers, reports said todayThe Asian Tribune website said that External Affairs Minister G.L.Pieris will be leading the Sri Lankan delegation to the 67th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

New superintendents at Catholic school board

Lorrie Temple is new superintendent of education with the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board. Submitted The Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board has appointed two new superintendents of education.They are Robert De Rubeis, who has been a Catholic educator for more than 30 years with leadership experience at the school district, regional and professional levels, and Lorrie Temple, a high school principal in Cambridge.De Rubeis will be filling the vacancy created by the appointment of Mike McDonald as the board’s director of education in April.Temple is filling the vacancy left by the announced retirement of Leslie Telfer.They will join the Catholic board’s administrative team in August.De Rubeis has a master’s of education degree and has been a classroom teacher and an adjunct professor at Niagara University.“Rob places emphasis on connecting with stakeholders and developing shared visions that inspire others,” said McDonald.Temple has been an elementary and secondary school teacher, and elementary principal and a secondary vice-principal and principal.“We welcome Lorrie and know that her varied experience, including curriculum development and focus on technology and social media, are going to be a great support for the senior leadership team,” said McDonald. Robert De Rubeis is new superintendent of education with the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board. Submitted read more

Midi buses recover but overall October volumes weak

Midi buses recover, but overall October volumes weak “Overall bus and coach registrations fell for a seventh straight month in October. They dropped for all but one month since April 2008. But it is not all bad,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “Coach figures stayed firm over the first ten months of the year, up by a fifth. It was also good to see midi-bus numbers up almost 20% in the month. Some manufacturers still benefit from the Green Bus Fund and some sectors of the market may continue to improve. Changes to concessionary travel from 2011, to the Bus Scheme Operators Grant in 2012 and cuts in Local Authority spending will make for a tough year ahead.” There are long lead times in the bus and coach sector between orders or sales and registrations and delivery.  This ensured the tough economic climate gripped the sector later than other markets and is likely to mean the recovery is slower to take hold.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) •          Midi-buses (8.5-16t) registrations rose by 19.3% in October. •          Coach volumes down 5.9% in October, but up 21.3% over the year to date. •          Overall bus and coach volumes fall 38.2% in month and 12.9% in year to date. read more

Rail fares to increase by 36 per cent

first_imgThey are calling for reduced fares, public ownership and protection of jobs during protests outside railway stations across the country – including London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester and Liverpool today.  Rail unions said that, even as fares rise, rail engineering work is being delayed or cancelled, skilled jobs are being lost and staff are being cut on trains, stations and ticket offices. Transport Salaried Staffs Association leader, Manuel Cortes, said: “Dick Turpin had the decency to wear a mask when he robbed his passengers. Today train companies, with the Government’s blessing, hide behind the Retail Price Index as a method of legitimately fleecing more money from hard-pressed passengers at the start of each new year.”Mick Whelan, general secretary of train drivers’ union Aslef, said: “After years of austerity, when workers have not achieved pay increases for years at or around inflation, it is unfair that the industry they subsidise creates transport poverty and hurts the communities and industries that they should be supporting.” Rail passengers will see fares rise by 3.6% when price changes come into force in the new year, according to official figures.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the Retail Price Index (RPI) measure of inflation, which is used to calculate train ticket prices, rose by 3.6% in July, up from 3.5% in June. James Tucker, ONS head of consumer price inflation, said: “Falling fuel prices offset by the costs of food, clothing and household goods left the headline rate of inflation unchanged in July.”However, he warned against using RPI, saying it was “not a good measure” and the ONS does not “recommend its use”.Regulated fares make up almost half of all tickets and include season tickets and standard returns.Fewer than half (47%) of passengers are satisfied with the value for money of train tickets, according to the latest survey by passenger watchdog Transport Focus.It has been the policy of successive governments to reduce the funding of the railways by taxpayers and increase the relative contribution of passengers.center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. It came as Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation held steady at 2.6% last month, the same rate as June.While the outcome was below economists’ predictions of 2.7%, CPI remained above the Bank of England’s inflation target of 2%. Today train companies […] hide behind the Retail Price Index as a method of legitimately fleecing more money from hard-pressed passengers at the start of each new yearManuel Cortes, Transport Salaried Staffs Associationlast_img read more

Clark Countys labor dispute with deputies settled

first_imgAn arbitrator has settled a long-running dispute between Clark County and the Deputy Sheriff’s Guild, the county’s third-largest collective bargaining unit.The guild’s 129 deputies and sergeants had been working under the terms of a contract that expired in 2008.After the county and the guild reached an impasse in contract negotiations in 2010, the groups went to mediation.After mediation failed, the county and the guild used a process called interest arbitration, said Francine Reis, the county’s director of human resources.The sticking points included wage freezes and a vacation buyback program.Guild members went without wage increases for two years, in 2009 and ’10 — as did other county employees. In 2010, deputies’ base wages ran from $22.94 to $29.72 an hour, depending on rank and years of service.Guild members received a 2 percent wage increase last year, and the arbitrator awarded a 2 percent increase for 2012, Reis said.The county did, for the most part, end the vacation buyback policy that had been popular with employees. Twice a year, employees could sell back vacation days. The program cost $815,000 in 2008. The buyback program remained available only to members of the Deputies Guild, which had the option in their contract.Reis said the arbitrator, Oregon attorney Howell L. Lankford, ruled Monday that the county has the discretion to discontinue the program for the guild members.Deputy Robert Mullikin, guild president, said Wednesday he’s glad to have a new contract but had hoped for a ruling more in the guild’s favor.last_img read more

Leeds and Sheffield experience biggest UK pay growth

first_imgLeeds, Sheffield and Bristol experienced the largest salary growth among UK cities in 2015 compared to 2014, according to research by job vacancy website CV Library.Its study, which is based on salary data for job advertisements on its website, found that the average annual salary rose by 5% in Leeds and 4% in Sheffield.In terms of cities, the research also found:The average annual salary in Bristol rose by more than 3% to £31,053 in 2015 from £29,670 in 2014.In London, the average annual salary grew to £37,443 from £36,523.In Southampton, the average annual salary increased from £30,120 in 2014 to £30,753 in 2015.In Edinburgh, the average annual salary rose to £31,160 in 2015 from £30,615 in 2014.In Birmingham, the average annual salary grew to £31,296 from £30,978.In Manchester, the average annual salary rose to £29,790 from £29,620.In Exeter,the average annual salary grew to £27,409 in 2015 from £27,275 in 2014.In Cardiff, the average annual salary rose from £30,706 in 2014 to £30,751 in 2015.When it comes to industry sectors, the research found:There was a 10% rise in the average annual salary in the construction sector.Salaries in the retail industry grew to £27,580 in 2015 from £26,052 in 2014.Pay in the media industry rose by 6% from £29,531 to £31,201.The average annual salary in the charity sector increased to £25,361 from £24,339.Manufacturing roles saw annual average wage growth of 2%, rising from £29,260 in 2014 to £29,964 in 2015.Lee Biggins, founder and managing director at CV Library, said: “It’s great to see that cities across the entire nation have seen a rise in advertised salaries and that salary increases aren’t concentrated in one particular region.“Overall this all is good news for candidates looking for their next opportunity in 2016, and it’s exciting that UK employers are able to invest more heavily in finding the right talent for their business. Pay rises are being seen across the UK and its key sectors, and this is encouraging news for 2016’s job market.”last_img read more

Newtok feeling nervous about relocation timeline

first_imgLocals say the “Nignlick” riverbank has been eroding since the 70s. (Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK)Download AudioResidents in the small coastal village of Newtok in Southwest Alaska have been preparing to move as erosion eats away at their village.  A dispute over who has tribal authority has slowed the process,but now that dispute has been decided by federal courts and a new set of tribal officials are getting the relocation effort underway again. With climate change accelerating the erosion many are getting anxious that the move can’t happen soon enough.Newtok resident Nathan Tom is living in the house closest to the eroding shoreline. This isn’t the first interview for the 31-year old. In a piece by The Guardian, he explained he wasn’t too concerned, but that was 2 years ago.“Last time I said I wasn’t worried, but now I am,” said Tom.That’s because now the home he grew up in is about a hundred feet away from the water. Increased storm surges and warming permafrost are washing away between 50 to 75 feet of land each year. Tom predicts he has a couple years before his house is literally on the brink, and like most residents he says the move can’t come sooner.“I don’t know how they’re going to do it. We don’t exactly don’t know how they’re going to do it. I don’t wanna lose this house ‘cause it was my grandma’s house, who raised me since I was a baby,”said Tom.His house was one of over 20 that were inspected and deemed stable enough to be relocated 9 miles south to the new site called Mertarvik, or “a place to pack water” in Yup’ik, located across the Baird Inlet. However, getting there won’t be easy, as there are no connecting roads in the region.This time of year people get around on foot or ATVs, all while navigating a system of sinking boardwalks barely able to keep them out of the mud.You wouldn’t notice the sense of urgency, as many from the village are out hunting moose or picking berries on the tundra. However, the village has been waiting for a decision on a legal dispute between the old tribal council, called the Newtok Traditional Council, and the new one, called the Newtok Village Council.The old Traditional Council was in charge of the move since its inception in the 1980s. As state and federal funding became available, many in Newtok began to wonder if their leaders were properly managing the relocation process.A Newtok resident of 49 years, Teddy Tom, says residents were eventually fed up with the way the old council was running things.“We started to ask questions, ‘When’s this road project going to happen?’ and they say ‘It’s going to happen next year and it doesn’t,’ and they say, ‘We’re going to move next year, too’ and [it] never happened. We got tired of being lied to,” Tom said.Tom, and many others, say villagers petitioned the Traditional Council to hold an official election.  The council never followed up.With the help of state agencies Newtok residents held their own vote in October, 2012 to elect a new council. The results would have swept the old leadership away, but the Traditional Council said that election wasn’t valid. This left the funding agencies with no clear tribal entity to work with.That conflict was resolved in August of this year when the Interior Board of Indian Appeals upheld a 2013 BIA ruling, and sided with the new Village Council providing the new leadership with tribal legitimacy.Now the Newtok Village Council is spearheading the effort, and they say the groundbreaking project is coming together. Romy Cadiente is the Village Council’s tribal coordinator.  He says there is little room for error this time around.“You look at the eroding shoreline and the imminent flood. We don’t have very much time; we need to get this thing right. We need to get it right this time.”Cadiente says they are currently re-establishing connections with state and federal agencies to provide funding for the move. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates the move could cost upwards of $80 to $130 million. Cadiente says there are plans to use barges to transport the buildings, though nothing is concrete as of yet.The new tribal administrator, Thom John, says it will be a relief when it happens.“This new site has beautiful scenery, especially on a clear sunny day. The view is very beautiful, and its on higher ground, [we] wouldn’t have to worry about high floods,” John said.The new site already has six houses. The plans for the new site include two intersecting airport runways, plots for houses, a wind farm, a water plant, a small boat harbor and a community garden; facilities that Newtok residents do not currently have.There is also a foundation for what was supposed to be an evacuation and community center, a critical piece that would have served as a multipurpose building during the move, if it were completed. Thom John says without access to the old council’s documentation it’s hard to know exactly what happened.“The council dissolved the MOA with Department of Transportation and public facilities, and from there it seemed like everything stopped,” John said.According to an audit done by the State of Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs the legislature awarded $4 million to the project in 2010, and $2.5 million again in 2011. The audit highlighted questionable spending and poor accounting practices. The FBI has made inquiries into the matter, according to the Alaska Dispatch.John says only about $1.9 million is left and no one knows for sure how the other part was spent.KYUK contacted several former officials with the Newtok Traditional Council but they declined to interview.Back at Thom John’s home in Newtok, his wife Bernice John says it will be hard to move for some since it has been their home for a long time, but she adds it could have some benefits.“Oh, it’ll be a good time for sorting my house out anyway,” said Berncie.According to locals the Yup’ik name of the village, Nugtaq , means ‘the village that moved,’ a reference to the relocation effort in the 50s and 60s to move the community closer to a barge landing. And Bernice says moving has always been a part of her ancestor’s lives.“They’ve always been adapting, ‘cause they’re always moving back and fourth. In springtime they disperse to their fishing and hunting grounds, and by wintertime they would head back to a whole village site,” said Bernice.But she hopes this move is permanent. It won’t be decided by the seasons, but rather the Newtok Village Council’s ability to win and manage government funding. They hope to begin moving some homes as early as 2018, but given the setbacks it could be later.Former KYUK News Director Daysha Eaton contributed to this story.last_img read more

Qatar to hike minimum wage by end of year

first_imgIn this file photo taken on May 04, 2015 foreign workers on the construction site of the al-Wakrah football stadium, one of the Qatar`s 2022 World Cup stadiums, walk back to their accomodation at the Ezdan 40 compound after finishing work, in Doha`s Al-Wakrah southern suburbs. Photo : AFPQatar could increase the minimum wage for migrant workers by the end of 2018, unions predicted Monday, as the 2022 World Cup host seeks to push through labour reforms.It would be the first change to the monthly wage since its introduction by the gas-rich Gulf state last November.”By the end of the year we expect a new minimum wage to be set, that’s good news,” said Sharan Burrow, general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation.Burrow did not name a figure but said the new wage would be calculated by assessing a “basket of goods”.She was speaking after meeting Qatar’s labour minister, Issa al-Jufali al-Nuaimi, and other government officials in Doha over the past two days.The minimum wage was set at 750 riyals a month ($206, 170 euro) on its introduction.In addition to the salary, labourers receive free accommodation, food and healthcare plans, covered by employers.The 750-riyal figure has been criticised as too low.”We believe it is not good enough due to the cost of living,” said Burrows.The introduction of a minimum wage was among a package of major changes announced last year by Qatar after signing a three-year programme of technical cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO).That agreement headed off potentially embarrassing plans by the ILO to open an inquiry into Qatar’s treatment of workers.The UN labour agency opened its first office in Doha on Sunday.Among other proposed reforms is an end to Qatar’s “kafala” system preventing workers from changing jobs or leaving the country without permission from their employer under a contentious exit visa system.An announcement on exit visas is expected within weeks.Since being controversially chosen to host the World Cup, Qatar has been routinely accused of forcing workers to toil in conditions critics have likened to modern-day slavery.last_img

Flight passenger dies at Kolkata Airport

first_imgKolkata: A passenger of a Kolkata-Chennai flight died on Monday due to cardiac arrest at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. He felt uneasy after boarding the flight and was taken to the medical facility at the Kolkata Airport and later rushed to R G Kar Medical College and Hospital where he was declared brought dead. Sources informed that the passenger, identified as Himangshu Das (30), came to Kolkata Airport from Silchar with two of his family members on Monday morning. He was going to Chennai for medical purpose. Around 3 pm, he along with his family members boarded the Air India Kolkata-Chennai flight. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWhen the flight was about to start, Das told his family members that he was feeling unwell and collapsed on the seat. As he became unconscious, his family members immediately informed the flight crew about his health. Without wasting any time, a medical emergency was declared and on-duty doctor was called in. Das was taken to the airport’s medical facility. Later the doctor from the airport authority suggested to admit Das to a hospital. Immediately, an ambulance was arranged and Das was taken to R G Kar where he was declared brought dead. Doctors suspect that Das had a cardiac arrest just after boarding the flight. Due to this, the flight’s take off from Kolkata happened a few minutes later. Police was informed about the incident. Later cops took charge of the body and sent it for autopsy examination.last_img read more

Study finds key gut immune molecule links obesity the microbiome and metabolic

first_img AllMedX Powered by Lupus basic review articles & clinical guidelines: Access on AllMedx.com. New research led by a team of scientists in Canada has demonstrated how a high-fat diet can disrupt levels of an intestinal immune cell known to help regulate microbial populations in the gut. The study describes how low levels of this molecule result in increased growth of harmful gut bacteria, leading to inflammation and insulin resistance.Immunoglobulin A (IgA) is a major immune molecule produced by mucosal secretions in the gut. This new study started off with the hypothesis that IgA could be the crucial mechanistic link connecting the gut microbiome with both inflammation and blood sugar levels related to type 2 diabetes.”IgA is naturally produced by our bodies and is crucial to regulating the bacteria that live in our gut,” explains Helen Luck, lead author on the new study. “It acts as a defense mechanism that helps neutralize potentially dangerous bacteria that take advantage of changes to the environment, such as when we consume an imbalanced or fatty diet.”Using a series of different mouse models the new research demonstrated high-fat diets directly resulted in a drop in IgA levels. The low IgA levels resulted in worsening blood sugar levels, and a higher propensity for leaky gut syndrome. To test whether these metabolic changes were mediated by gut bacteria, the researchers transplanted the microbiome of obese IgA-deficient animals into germ-free mice with no pre-existing gut microbial population. This indeed did seem to transfer the metabolic phenotype across to the germ-free mice, suggesting the gut microbiome alterations do cause insulin resistance and inflammation. Looking at human populations the research found fecal IgA levels rising in obese patients following bariatric surgery. This suggests the results should track consistently from animals to humans, particularly in regards to this relationship between diet, IgA levels, and the gut immune system. While prior research has uncovered compelling interactions between our gut microbiome and our immune system, this is the first study to suggest intestinal homeostasis is regulated by IgA levels. What this means is that combatting diabetes and obesity may involve looking at ways to boost IgA levels.”If we can boost these IgA B cells or their products, then we may be able to control the type of bacteria in the gut. Especially the ones that are more likely to be linked to inflammation and ultimately insulin resistance,” says Daniel Winer, corresponding author on the new research.The next step for the research is to investigate this mechanism more closely in human subjects to better understand how interconnected IgA deficiency is with obesity, gut microbiome dysbiosis, and metabolic disorders. The new study was published in the journal Nature Communications.Source: University Health Network Lupus treatment: Current challenges & developments on AllMedx.com. I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more AllMedX AllMedX We recommend What are the signs & symptoms of lupus? Discover details on AllMedx.com. Treating lupus: New studies, recent developments, clinical tips, on AllMedx.com. Google Analytics settings Managine lupus: Recent research & review articles on AllMedx.com.https://allmedx.com/q/manage+lupus AllMedX Lupus treatment clinical pearls, guidelines, & drug info on AllMedx.com. Privacy policy AllMedX AllMedX Yes Nolast_img read more

Rooted Youth spoil the ladies

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The youth from Word of Faith Ministries held an afternoon spa at their church yesterday (Saturday) afternoon. Called ‘Rooted Youth’, they pampered the church ladies and made sure they had a fun and relaxing afternoon.Events like these seek to respond to the many needs of today’s youth in the community at large by providing programmes, youth camps and events that educate them to express themselves through community activities.At the moment, they are raising funds for a youth camp that is set to take place soon.The young ladies treated the older ladies to foot massages, pedicures, manicures, hair-styling and other treatments. They also provided refreshments and other treats.What a treat indeed! DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

Philips Introduces IntelliSpace Portal 11 at ECR 2019

first_img 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 Related Content Technology | Advanced Visualization | February 27, 2019 Philips Introduces IntelliSpace Portal 11 at ECR 2019 Latest release of Philips advanced visualization platform builds on intelligent clinical applications, hospital network connectivity and patient data security News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more center_img Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. February 27, 2019 — Philips announced the launch of IntelliSpace Portal 11, the latest release of the company’s comprehensive, advanced visualization and quantification software. Launching at the 2019 European Congress of Radiology (ECR), Feb. 27-March 3 in Vienna, Austria, the new version further extends the clinical innovation of the portal, with enhancements to improve workflow efficiencies, bridging secure data sharing between systems within the hospital network to address the security and privacy needs of customers globally.Philips IntelliSpace Portal is an advanced visualization and analysis software solution designed to support diagnostic process, follow-up and communication across clinical domains and modalities, through a connected and secure workflow. The solution is a multimodality and multivendor comprehensive suite of advanced visualization solutions for radiology. It can scale to fit large scale enterprises, helping to maximize resources by leveraging analytical tools.Philips IntelliSpace Portal 11 offers a seamless integrated portfolio of clinically rich applications for neurology, oncology and cardiology domains. The new version is focused on enhancing clinical workflow and automation via adaptive intelligence (aka artificial intelligence, or AI) functionalities, combining clinical data from multimodalities across the health continuum. The latest iteration also includes a new integrated Nuclear Medicine Viewer by Mirada Medical designed to support clinical challenges and productivity, with a dedicated optimized workflow for quantitative patient follow-up.IntelliSpace Portal 11 introduces new zero-footprint viewer capabilities running directly through a web browser to provide anywhere access to advanced visualization data review during multi-disciplinary meetings inside or outside the hospital. Users can consult and share findings online with real-time peer to peer interaction. The viewer also offers scalability from a single department to an enterprise-wide solution. Philips noted that the zero-footprint viewer is not intended for diagnostic review.Supporting patient data confidentiality, integrity and availability are part of the IntelliSpace Portal 11 security policy. The solution can be tailored to the customer environment, allowing flexible settings for patient and role-based access controls, designed to protect sensitive data from unauthorized access.For more information: www.usa.philips.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more 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 last_img read more

Mexican police questioned over US siblings murder

first_imgVía @lapoliciaca: Erica, Alex y José Ángel fueron hallados in vida en #Tamps. QEPD. http://t.co/tJv1vSW5on pic.twitter.com/VZWe6TxomD— @_LaAlameda (@_LaAlameda) October 30, 2014 Related posts:Mexican authorities to confirm if missing students among the dead in a recently discovered mass grave Mexico mayor accused of ordering attack on missing students Military helicopter shot down as drug violence surges in western Mexico Parents of 43 missing students in Mexico wage hunger strike NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico – A group of Mexican police officers were questioned Friday over claims they kidnapped three U.S. siblings who were found dead in the northeast of the country near the U.S. border.Nine agents tasked with providing security for the mayor of the town of Control, Leticia Salazar, were ordered make statements to the top prosecutor of Tamaulipas state, an official told AFP.The officers form part of the so-called Hercules Group, a specialist unit in the nearby city of Matamoros, the scene of battles between the warring Zetas and Gulf drug cartels over the control of lucrative drug routes to the United States.The father of the victims has identified his daughter and two sons — all in their 20s — although the bodies were badly decomposed when found Wednesday.The three siblings were U.S. citizens of Mexican origin. They had crossed the border from Texas to visit their father.The parents had said their children were kidnapped on Oct. 13 by armed men in the town of Control.Salazar, the mayor, gave the prosecutor a list of police officers who were operating a highway checkpoint in the area on the day of their disappearance.She has said she is willing to cooperate with the investigation.The victims are believed to be 26-year-old Erica Alvarado Rivera and her brothers Alex, 22, and José Ángel, 21. Their identities are to be confirmed through DNA analysis.The bodies, which were left to rot more than two weeks in the open, were found bound hand and foot with shots to the head, Tamaulipas state attorney general Ismael Quintanilla said.The grisly discovery comes as Mexican investigators hunt for 43 students who went missing more than a month ago in violence involving police and drug gang hitmen in the south of the country.The case has shocked Mexico — a country weary of years of mostly drug gang-linked violent crime — and brought thousands to the streets demanding justice.About 80,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence in Mexico since 2006. Another 22,000 people are missing. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Arians was so upset with the sloppiness of play on both sides of the ball that he had every single player run wind sprints to close out practice.“Any time the head man is upset and mad and make you condition, you want to get out there and work hard. You don’t want to make the head man mad,” linebacker Markus Golden said. “I bet tomorrow will be way better than today.”NOTABLE— Both cornerback Elie Bouka (ankle) and linebacker Jarvis Jones (quad) practiced, albeit on a limited basis. They participated in position drills only.— Recently signed cornerback Tramon Williams did not arrive in time to practice. He’s expected to be on the field Tuesday when the Cardinals will once again work outside.— During the open portion of practice, linebacker Karlos Dansby was not seen. He did not practice on Saturday either.— During locker room availability, linebacker Gabe Martin, who had been receiving first-team reps in Dansby’s absence, was spotted with a walking boot on his left foot.— Happy Birthday to owner Bill Bidwill, who turned 86 on Monday.INJURY UPDATEWith Bouka and Jones returning to action, that left five players on the sidelines: cornerback Justin Bethel (hyperextended knee), wide receiver John Brown (quad), wide receiver Aaron Dobson (hamstring) and defensive tackle Ed Stinson (hamstring). Dollar linebacker Deone Bucannon (ankle) remains on the physically unable to perform list. 5 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires (AP Photo/Matt York, File) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img “I got a lot of balls this camp. I didn’t get my hands on a bunch the first couple of practices and I thought they think that, ‘Hey, maybe we can just throw this out (route) and he won’t be there; maybe we can just throw it over his head and he won’t make a play.’ Like I said, it’s a challenge for me. I embrace it, I accept it and, like I said, I’m talking a little bit more, I’m moving around better so it’s just my confidence is coming back. It’s fun. Today was fun for me.”PLAYERS STRUGGLE WITH HEAT, HUMIDITYTo begin the second week of training camp, Arians decided to move practice outdoors to see how his team would react to 1) an early start time and 2) Mother Nature.They didn’t react well.“They weren’t ready to practice,” Arians said. “They were really ready to practice Saturday; with fans and all that, they were ready to roll. They had a great practice Saturday. Today, awful.”The Cardinals had been practicing at 2 p.m., but as Arians pointed out, “We play at 10 o’clock in the morning our first two games. Obviously, 8 is earlier but you got to be ready to play when the whistle blows.”The weather may also have been a factor. It was 91 degrees with 44-percent humidity under mostly cloudy skies. Bethel should be back practicing next Monday, according to Arians.Follow Craig Grialou on Twitter Mathieu described himself as “more of a morning guy anyway” so perhaps that’s why he excelled while several of his teammates struggled adjusting to the 8 a.m. start time.Also, Mathieu was more vocal. He was talking trash, according to Arians.“Yeah, he’s back. This was the first practice he really looked like himself,” Arians said.That’s welcome news for the Cardinals and their fans.Earlier in training camp, Mathieu, who appeared in a career-low 10 games last season because of a shoulder injury, spoke of easing his way back into the player he was in 2015.“My confidence is slowing coming back. I’m moving around better and I think my teammates are challenging me. Pat (Peterson) is challenging me more, my coaches are challenging me to kind of take it to the next level,” he said. “Obviously, I’ve got great expectations for myself, so, like I said, I’m slowly but surely getting better.”Later while speaking to reporters, Mathieu was asked whether he believed the quarterbacks, Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton, were challenging him, believing they had a better chance to complete a pass if they threw in No. 32’s direction.Mathieu answered yes.“I think it’s kind of getting disrespectful,” he said, laughing. GLENDALE, Ariz. – One player, and one player only, received praise from Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians after what he called “a very sluggish practice” with “way, way too many mental errors” on Monday.And that player was safety Tyrann Mathieu.“He had about three or four interceptions. He’s about the only guy I can think of that didn’t have a penalty,” Arians said, still upset from what he had seen during the course of a 2-hour, 15-minute practice on the grass field just south of University of Phoenix Stadium. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more