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Update on measles immunization catchup programUpdate on measles immunization catchup program

first_imgCommunity pharmacists and primary care providers are key partners in the catch-up program. Pharmacists administered 219 doses of vaccine for measles for children and youth aged five to 19 years in the past month.The Government says efforts will continue through May and June, with 594 in-school clinics, 1,912 regularly scheduled public health clinics and 148 additional community immunization clinics planned at this time. Health authorities will continue to work with schools to notify parents of upcoming measles immunization catch-up clinics and what to expect if their child needs a measles immunization.On March 20, 2019, the Province announced the measles immunization catch-up program to immunize children from kindergarten to Grade 12 who were not previously immunized against measles and for those who may not have received both recommended doses.As of May 6, 29 confirmed cases of measles have been reported in 2019 among B.C. residents. These include: nine cases in the Fraser Health region; 10 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region; eight cases in the Island Health region; and two in the Interior Health region.Since the start of January 2019, more than 13,515 doses of measles-containing vaccines were provided to school-aged children. From Jan. 1 to March 31, 2019, there was excellent uptake on the immunizations, with more than seven months of the doses of the vaccine used already.The Government shares the catch-up program is the first step in the government’s two-phase plan to educate people about the importance of immunization and to help them become aware of their immunization status. Offering the measles immunization catch-up program now will also help prepare parents for mandatory reporting of vaccination status, which is planned for fall 2019. Details on the reporting requirement will be announced. For more information; CLICK HERE VICTORIA, B.C. – Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, has provided an update on the measles immunization catch-up program that was launched April 1, 2019.According to the Government, since April 2019, more than 551,000 letters were sent to families with school-aged children, 129 in-school clinics were held, 1,343 clinics were held in the community and 3,807 doses of measles-containing vaccines were administered by health authorities to K-12 students – a 106% increase compared to last April.In April 2019, health authorities’ efforts focused on reviewing all students’ immunization records and informing families and schools. This preparation was necessary to effectively plan the immunization clinics, which focus on students who are under-immunized or unimmunized for measles.last_img read more

Kishor came with proposal to merge JD(U) and RJD, claims Rabri DeviKishor came with proposal to merge JD(U) and RJD, claims Rabri Devi

first_imgPatna: Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi on Friday claimed that Prashant Kishor had met her husband Lalu Prasad with the proposal that the RJD and Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) merge together and the new entity thus formed declare its “prime ministerial candidate” ahead of polls.If Kishor denies having met Prasad with such a proposal, he is speaking a blatant lie, she said. “I got infuriated and asked him to go away as I had no trust left in the Bihar chief minister following his betrayal,” the RJD national vice president, who is also the leader of the opposition in the legislative council, told a regional news channel here. Kumar had last year walked out of the Grand Alliance, which was formed upon his party’s partnership with the RJD and the Congress. He re-joined the BJP-led NDA. “All our staff and the security personnel deployed here are witnesses. He called on us at least five times, mostly here (her 10, Circular Road residence), and one or two times at paanch number (5, Deshratna Marg – the bungalow allotted to her younger son Tejashwi Yadav),” Rabri Devi said. “Kishor was sent by Nitish Kumar with the proposal – let us merge both parties and declare a prime ministerial candidatehe came in broad daylight and not clandestinely in the dark of night,” she asserted. Expressing displeasure over Kumar’s claim that the RJD supremo keeps talking to Kishor from jail, she said, “Even we, (family members), do not get an opportunity for a telephonic talk with him (Lalu Prasad). And what about the claim by Anant Singh that while he was in jail, Lalan Singh (minister) used to arrange his telephonic talks with Nitish”. A mafia don-turned-politician who represents Mokama assembly segment, Anant Singh was earlier considered close to the Bihar chief minister, but fell out with him prior to the 2015 assembly polls. His wife Neelam Devi is contesting the Lok Sabha polls as a Congress candidate from Munger, where she is pitted against JD(U)’s Lalan Singh – a state minister and close aide of the chief minister. Anant Singh made the claim in a recent interview to a local news portal.last_img read more

Bulgaria and Morocco willing to sign agreement on social securityBulgaria and Morocco willing to sign agreement on social security

first_imgSofia – The first set of consultations for concluding an agreement on social security between Morocco and Bulgaria ended, Friday in Sofia, on the shared viewpoint concerning the good progress of talks.A statement from the Moroccan embassy in Bulgaria said that this shared viewpoint shows the will and common commitment by both parties to reaching a mutually-beneficial settlement of the talks under way.The Bulgarian labor and social policy minister Hassan Ademov hailed the commitment by Morocco and Bulgaria to signing an agreement on social security. Receiving the head of the Moroccan delegation to these talks Mimoun Bentaleb, secretary general of the ministry of employment and social affairs and Latifa Akharbach, Morocco’s ambassador to Bulgaria, Ademov said that the consultations represent a meaningful step towards the reinforcement of cooperation ties between the two countries, describing the agreement on social security and pensions as a modern and useful tool by the two countries to broaden the scope of cooperation.last_img read more

Languages make a difference stresses senior UN official on International DayLanguages make a difference stresses senior UN official on International Day

The United Nations pursues multilingualism as a means of promoting, protecting and preserving the diversity of the world’s languages and cultures, the world body’s top official responsible for its communications said in a message marking International Mother Language Day.Today also signals the end of the International Year of Languages, which was launched by the General Assembly with the message “languages matter!” to promote “unity in diversity” and international understanding through multilingualism.“Languages, which ones you understand or speak, read or write, whether on the Internet or in your society, can make the difference between knowing and not knowing,” Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, Kiyo Akasaka, said in his message.They can also make the difference between “being able to participate and being excluded,” added Mr. Akasaka, who is also UN Coordinator for Multilingualism.He noted that International Mother Language Day, which has been celebrated on 21 February each year since 2000, marks another opportunity to encourage and support linguistic diversity and multilingualism. In his message Mr. Akasaka went on to outline how the UN’s Department of Public Information communicates with the world through traditional and new media in the Organization’s six official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. “But it also goes far beyond these six languages to reach millions of people locally and across linguistic regions. Our radio programmes, for example, are also produced in Kiswahili and Portuguese,” he noted.“With the capacity to work in almost 50 different languages, and produce informational material in over 100 languages, our network of 63 UN information centres actively promotes multilingualism and indigenous languages.” 21 February 2009The United Nations pursues multilingualism as a means of promoting, protecting and preserving the diversity of the world’s languages and cultures, the world body’s top official responsible for its communications said in a message marking International Mother Language Day. read more

Investor Warren Buffett gets usual rock star treatment at Berkshire Hathaway annualInvestor Warren Buffett gets usual rock star treatment at Berkshire Hathaway annual

by Josh Funk, The Associated Press Posted May 4, 2013 10:46 am MDT Investor Warren Buffett gets usual rock star treatment at Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OMAHA, Neb. – Part rock concert, part investment workshop, the annual gathering of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders is an odd mix.But that’s just how the faithful crowd of more than 30,000 who attended Saturday’s version likes it.Getting the chance to learn about business and life from Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett and spend the day with like-minded investors made it worthwhile to brave Saturday’s cool, rainy weather in Omaha, Nebraska.The level of appreciation shareholders have for Buffett becomes clear as he tours the meeting’s 200,000-square-foot exhibit hall each year.Admirers held their cellphones and iPads in the air as they surrounded the billionaire Saturday morning. A pack of security guards created a buffer around Buffett as he visited displays selling Berkshire’s See’s Candy, explained BNSF railroad’s virtues and highlighted some of the company’s other 80-plus subsidiaries.Josh Miller, 11, of Maple Grove, Minn., couldn’t see over the throng of people, reporters and cameras that moved through the exhibition floor crowd. But he knew who was at the centre.“Warren! Warren!” he called, holding up his iPad to get a shot of the Oracle of Omaha.At the See’s booth, Buffett got a lesson in making hand-dipped bonbons. Then See’s manufacturing manager Steve Powell got Buffett to autograph his white uniform coat.The Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting began humbly in 1982 with a crowd of 15 in an insurance company cafeteria. It has been growing steadily just as the company’s stock price rose to become the most-expensive in the U.S., reaching $162,904 for a Class A share on Friday.Now the meeting regularly fills Omaha’s 18,300-seat arena and every nearby overflow room. Buffett likes to call it “Woodstock for Capitalists.”It’s the one day of the year when the 82-year-old Buffett gets treated like a rock star while his friend Bill Gates, who serves on Berkshire’s board, can wander through the crowd without much recognition.Shareholder Larry Cundiff has seen a lot of change at the meetings since he started attending about 15 years ago. He said it’s hard to get within 15 feet of Buffett now.“I met him once at a meeting in — I think — 1997,” Cundiff said. “I was sitting at a booth, and he just walked up and sat beside us in the next booth. He autographed a dollar bill for me. I don’t think he even had security then.”Buffett again shared the stage this year with his 89-year-old business partner, Berkshire Vice Chairman Charlie Munger, to answer questions from shareholders, journalists and financial analysts for six hours.The questions seemed somewhat tougher and more detailed because of the addition of a panel of investment professionals, including Doug Kass, who has a negative view on Berkshire’s stock.But the bulk of the questions explored familiar themes, such as the future of Berkshire after Buffett and Munger are gone. The questioners also wanted to hear what the two men thought about the economy, the Federal Reserve and life in general.Buffett said he thinks Berkshire will continue to thrive after he’s gone because the company’s employees and managers will resist any attempt to change the way it runs.“The key is preserving the culture, and having a successor as CEO who is smart and energetic,” Buffett said.The U.S. economy should continue growing at a steady pace just as it has since the fall of 2009, Buffett said, but the Federal Reserve’s efforts to stimulate growth are likely to eventually create inflation.“We’ve encountered far worse problems than we face now,” Buffett said. “This is not our toughest hour.”Not everyone at the meeting was applauding Buffett. Outside, dozens of Utah coal miners picketed in the hopes of winning a better contract offer. A handful of environmental activists left disappointed after shareholders rejected a proposal to require Berkshire’s utilities to adopt goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Bernie Morris, of Price, Utah, stood in the rain to hand out flyers Saturday morning. The 67-year-old said he’s worked for the Deer Creek coal mine for 28 years, but fears he won’t be able to afford the monthly health insurance premium the company wants to charge.A spokeswoman for the mine, which is owned by a subsidiary of Berkshire’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., said the company is committed to a fair solution but won’t comment on specific proposals.But the protesters didn’t deter the thousands of people who came to hear Buffett and Munger.Amaury Fernandez and his best friend Rick Cabrera said they had travelled to the meeting from Miami because Fernandez is interested in investing.“They are two of the most remarkable men I’ve ever learned about,” Fernandez said. “We don’t know how much longer these gentlemen are going to be alive.”Jim Weber, CEO of Berkshire’s Brooks Running company, said he has been reading Buffett’s annual letters to shareholders since the 1980s — long before Brooks became part of Berkshire. Weber had even attended four Berkshire annual meetings before Brooks was acquired in 2006 along with Russell Athletic.“If you’re in the business world, it’s a bucket list item. There’s no other annual meeting like it,” Weber said.___Follow Josh Funk online at read more

Ban welcomes new border agreements between Sudan and South SudanBan welcomes new border agreements between Sudan and South Sudan

Today’s agreement, according to a statement released by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson, concerns the establishment of a safe demilitarized border zone, the deployment of a joint border verification and monitoring mechanism and the activation of agreed security-related mechanisms as of 10 March 2013. Even though the birth of South Sudan was the culmination of a six-year peace process, which helped bring an end to the long-running conflict between South Sudan and Sudan, the peace between the two countries has been threatened by armed clashes along their common border and outstanding post-independence issues that have yet to be resolved, notably the status of the oil-rich area of Abyei.Last year, the two countries’ leaders met in Ethiopia, reaching, on 27 September, a key framework agreement for cooperation on security, the common border and economic relations.“With this agreement, there should be no further conditions in the way of immediate implementation of the other signed 27 September agreements, including the agreement on oil,” Mr. Ban’s spokesman said in his statement today. Through today’s statement, the Secretary-General also reiterated the United Nations readiness to support the operations of the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism and assist the parties in the implementation of these agreements, the spokesperson said. read more

US Mens Soccer But Not Womens Gets To Play All Its GamesUS Mens Soccer But Not Womens Gets To Play All Its Games

The U.S. men’s national soccer team (USMNT) has played on perennial ryegrass and Kentucky bluegrass and Latitude 36 Bermuda grass, but it hasn’t played a game on artificial turf in the U.S. in the past two years.1Possibly longer; the U.S. Soccer website has matches only since 2014. Compare that with the U.S. women’s national team (USWNT), which was forced this weekend to either refuse to play in a friendly match against Trinidad and Tobago because of unsuitable field conditions at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii, or to play in front of Hawaiian fans for the first time but risk injury.The argument surrounding turf versus natural playing surfaces is ongoing, but there wasn’t much nuance to the situation at Aloha Stadium: “The artificial turf was actually pulling up out of the ground,” the team wrote in a collective post on The Players’ Tribune. “There were sharp rocks ingrained all over the field.” The women chose not to play. The playing conditions for the USWNT are baffling when compared with those for the men’s team — both are overseen by governing body U.S. Soccer (USSF), and yet the men’s team has played 100 percent of its U.S. games on grass (or turf overlaid with grass) since 2014. During the same time period, the women have played less than 70 percent of their U.S. games on grass.Both teams have played fewer than 30 games in the U.S. in the past two years, so a difference in surface for a few games can dramatically change these percentages. And that’s what happened with the USWNT: In the run-up to the Women’s World Cup this summer, the USWNT had played only two games on turf since 2014, the last of which was in September 2014 at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, New York. But after losing its legal battle against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association over artificial turf fields at the Women’s World Cup, the women returned home world champions and were awarded a 10-game victory tour — with eight matches scheduled to be played on artificial turf.Claims of sexism and discrimination have dogged the federation as the issue of playing surfaces has gained attention, and it’s not hard to see why. For instance, the USSF does not vet venues before matches for the USWNT, as it does for the USMNT. But whatever is motivating the decisions, they send a message: indifference to the preference of USWNT players, in particular when compared with the men.That preference is at root here. FIFA and other governing bodies say there is no greater risk of injury playing soccer on artificial turf than on natural grass (a recent ESPN report suggests that there might be other risks, though). The study FIFA cites is lacking, as it’s based on a small sample of mostly male teams playing on FIFA-certified turf, but it’s also irrelevant to the broader concern. Players vigorously prefer natural grass to artificial (if you’ve ever tried a slide-tackle on turf, you know the feeling), but only one set of preferences has been taken to heart. If USSF has deemed turf unsuitable for the men’s team, the women shouldn’t be playing on it either.The next game on the USWNT victory tour is a friendly Thursday at the Alamodome in San Antonio. When the USWNT last played there against Australia in 2013, Australian forward Kyah Simon tore her ACL in a noncontact play within 30 seconds of entering the match. It’s the same field that was overlaid with grass for a USMNT friendly against Mexico in April (which has its own shortcomings), but as of Monday, the USSF had no plans to remedy the Alamodome turf for the women. read more

Nintendo un bilan très inquiétant à lissue du premier semestreNintendo un bilan très inquiétant à lissue du premier semestre

first_imgNintendo : un bilan très inquiétant à l’issue du premier semestreCe jeudi 27 octobre, c’est un bilan catastrophique que publie Nintendo pour les six premiers mois de l’année fiscale en cours. Sur un an, le chiffre d’affaires de la firme nippone a accusé une chute vertigineuse de plus de 40%. C’est la première fois dans l’histoire du spécialiste japonais des jeux vidéos qu’il subira une perte annuelle.Nintendo vient de dévoiler le bilan inquiétant de son premier semestre fiscal. Pour la première fois depuis sa création en 1889, la firme japonaise devra faire face à une perte nette annuelle. Victime d’une sérieuse chute des ventes de ses produits, mais aussi de la flambée du yen, Nintendo enregistre une perte de 70,27 milliards de yens (661 millions d’euros ). Après avoir chuté de 34% en 2010, son chiffre d’affaires accuse à l’issue du premier semestre de l’année fiscale 2011-2012 une diminution de 40,6% pour tomber à 215,74 milliards de yens (2,03 milliards d’euros).À lire aussiNintendo : des jeux à télécharger aussi chers que les versions boîtesLe groupe nippon souligne avoir fait face à une perte exceptionnelle de 52,4 milliards de yens engendrée par la hausse de la monnaie japonaise. Il reconnaît également la chute de la popularité de ses consoles, en grande partie due à la maigreur de son catalogue de jeux. En outre, les joueurs se tournent de plus en plus vers les divertissements proposés sur les smartphones, ou sur Internet. Facebook se targue ainsi d’attirer plus de joueurs que Microsoft, Sony et Nintendo réunis (voir notre article).La dernière console portable de Nintendo, la 3DS, n’a pas rencontré le succès escompté. Malgré son affichage en 3D et la baisse sensible de son prix il y a quelques semaines, la firme n’a écoulé depuis son lancement en février dernier que 2,13 millions de 3DS au Japon, et 4,5 millions dans le reste du monde. Sur ces 6,7 millions de consoles, 3 millions comptent pour l’exercice fiscal en cours. Misant sur un enrichissement de son catalogue de jeux, le groupe espère en écouler 16 millions sur l’ensemble de l’année budgétaire qui s’achèvera le 31 mars prochain. Et la console de salon de la firme nipponne, la Wii, peine elle aussi à attirer de nouveaux joueurs. Seules 3,35 millions d’unités ont été vendues en six mois, soit 1,62 million de moins que l’année dernière à la même période. Mais l’arrivée de la nouvelle version de la console, la Wii U, en 2012, pourrait changer la donne, espère Nintendo qui face à ce bilan catastrophique a considérablement revu ses estimations à la baisse. Alors que le groupe tablait sur un profit net annuel de 20 milliards de yens (180 millions d’euros), il estime aujourd’hui qu’il achèvera l’année fiscale sur une perte nette d’un montant identique.Le 27 octobre 2011 à 19:02 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

WTF Wednesday Deck the Halls With These Wacky Holiday DecorationsWTF Wednesday Deck the Halls With These Wacky Holiday Decorations

first_img Thanksgiving is over, which means the holidays are upon us. So why not get in the spirit and adorn your house with some wacky decorations?Read on for the most bizarre Hanukkah and Christmas-inspired products. Your neighbors will be envious of your Ozzy Osbourne tree toppers, T-Rex menorahs, and creepy wreaths.Ozzy Osbourne Tree Topper Cheers to the most wonderful time of year!Buy it HereMenorah Hat Light em’ up and roar.Buy it HereHalloween-Inspired Wreath Get in the Halloween…err…holiday “spirit” with this ghoulish wreath.Buy it HereBeer Ornaments Stay on target What’s creepier than a gingerbread on your tree? A werewolf staring into your soul.Buy it HereT-Rex Menorah PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site Ozzy? Is that you up above?Buy it HereWerewolf Ornament Wear this awesome menorah hat to your Hanukkah festivities.Buy it HereMore on Wednesday: Serve This ‘Weird’ Glitter Turkey for Thanksgiving DinnerWTF? Wednesday: A Look at Competitive Dog Grooming’s Strange IndustryWTF? Wednesday: Wacky International Banana Museum Exists for Fruit Fanaticslast_img read more

Carragher believes Barkley could be an English starCarragher believes Barkley could be an English star

first_imgThe Chelsea footballer has scored in his last three matches in the English Premier League and played with England in the UEFA Nations League24-year-old midfielder Ross Barkley recently joined Chelsea in the English Premier League.The Liverpool-born player has appeared in 11 matches, scoring 3 goals in the last three of them.And for former footballer Jamie Carragher, he can soon become an English star.“The big one is dribbles. We all love to see players dribble but football is a passing game and maybe two or three times a game you have the chance to go on a dribble,” Carragher said to Sky Sports.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It can’t be five times a game, and I think that was where he was losing the ball at Everton. Now he is making better decisions.”“Also look at the distance covered, I think he’s fitter, stronger and maybe that is something to do with what we are seeing now at Chelsea,” he added.“He was really good for Everton but towards the end of his time there his decision-making wasn’t great.”“He dribbled when he should have passed, he passed when he should have dribbled, and the crowd got on his back and he found it difficult at times. Maybe it was the pressure of being the main man at Everton to create something,” he commented.last_img read more

President urges OIC to help resolve Rohingya crisisPresident urges OIC to help resolve Rohingya crisis

first_imgPresident Abdul Hamid speaks at the 1st OIC summit on Science and Technology at the Palace of Independence in Astana of Kazakhstan. Photo: PIDPresident Abdul Hamid on Sunday urged the OIC member states and the international community to come forward to resolve the ongoing Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and ensure the worst persecuted Rohingya Muslims’ rights to live and return to their homeland Rakhine state with safety and dignity.”…I would like to take this opportunity to draw your kind attention to the need for protecting Rohingya Muslims as they are deprived of all rights, including citizenship, and faced with existential threat due to repeated atrocities and displacements,” he said.The President was addressing the first OIC Summit on Science and Technology at the Palace of Independence in Astana, Kazakhstan.Hamid informed the OIC leaders that Bangladesh is directly affected with this problem as Rohingyas are crossing the border into Bangladesh. “Bangladesh has given shelter to them only on a humanitarian ground,” he said.The Rohingyas are a stateless Muslim minority in Myanmar who have faced discrimination and extreme poverty for decades. In the last two weeks, an estimated 270,000 Rohingya refugees (Now 300,000) have sought shelter in Bangladesh, according to the UNHCR.Highlighting the advancement of technology, Hamid said science, technology and innovation are a key to improving the quality of life and transforming society while the 21st century’s technology is profoundly changing faster than any time before, bringing greater ease in work and communication, drastically reducing time and space barriers, and increasing speed and productivity.Observing that nations with varying level and stages of advancement in technology are competing with each other to keep their technological edge and superiority, he said disruptive innovations are leaving some behind and taking some ahead creating another divide in the world. “This unfortunate process started centuries ago when we could not keep pace with the West’s technology after Renaissance.”OIC leaders pose for photograph during the 1st OIC summit on Science and Technology at the Palace of Independence in Astana of Kazakhstan. Photo: PIDTo bring back the intellectual leadership in science which the Muslims once had enjoyed, the president stressed adopting a scientific view of life, investing in pursuit of knowledge and exploration, engaging in coordinated and dedicated research and development, applying new innovations in all areas of life, and quickly adapting to technology.”I believe, our cooperation in science and technology would generate more synergy and dynamism for the Ummah and enhance the image and standing of the Muslims in the world.”We must also involve, to our advantage, Muslim scientists, researchers, and innovators flourishing in the developed world for research and development and industrial collaboration,” he said.Noting that many OIC member states have similar strength and prospects in different areas and they can complement each other, Hamid said these states need partnership, platforms and mechanisms for dedicated projects on bilateral, joint and collective basis aiming to utilise the prospects.Terming science and technology a game-changer in poverty alleviation and development, he proposed taking joint plan of action for selecting, using and tasking institutions in the member states for research and development collaboration with OIC institutional support, taking up specialised high-tech industry, and developing mechanisms, networks and associations of scientists and entrepreneurs.”We must continue our collective journey in science and technology until the gravity shifts and the Muslim world stands on the vantage ground of technology leadership in place of mere technology use,” he added.Highlighting prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s Vision – ‘Digital Bangladesh’, the president said Bangladesh has made enviable advancement in life sciences evident in its emerging industry of pharmaceuticals and alternative medicine and high-tech industries like ocean-going ship building.He said Bangladesh has also achieved a marked progress in agriculture with innovations of high-yield climate resilient crop varieties and decoding of jute and buffalo genomes; in space and satellite technology with project of launching Bangabandhu satellite; and in nuclear technology to meet health and clean energy needs.President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and OIC secretary general Yousef Al Othaimeen, among others, spoke on the occasion.last_img read more

Khaleda likely to start election campaign from SylhetKhaleda likely to start election campaign from Sylhet

first_imgBNP chairperson Khaleda ZiaBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia is likely to start her party’s election campaign from Sylhet before a special court pronounces its verdict in a graft case against her.”Our chairperson is likely to visit Sylhet Monday to offer fateha at the shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal (R),” BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain told UNB.Meanwhile, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said they are making such plan but it is not confirmed yet.”We shall formally inform the media shortly about the decision,” he added.The BNP leaders came up with the remarks during party national executive committee’s daylong meeting at Hotel Le Meridian on Saturday morning.The Special Court-5 in Dhaka on Thursday fixed 8 February to deliver its verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case filed against Khaleda and five others.Khaleda will be disqualified for the next general election if she is convicted in the case.last_img read more

Galveston County Investigating Death Of Man In Dickinson Police CustodyGalveston County Investigating Death Of Man In Dickinson Police Custody

first_imgPhoto via FlickrAuthorities in Galveston County are looking into the death of a man who was in Dickinson police custody.Dickinson Police said 38-year-old Jose Antonio Sanchez was arrested early Sunday after backing into a tree and then striking a building.Sanchez was arrested for intoxicated driving and taken to Dickinson jail. While waiting on a breathalyzer test, police said Sanchez fell over in his chair and officers noticed a change in his breathing. He was still conscious at the time, responding verbally to staff.Sanchez was taken to the hospital by ambulance and suffered a possible cardiac arrest on the way, according to police. He died at the hospital.The Dickinson Police Department has turned the investigation over to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.  Sharelast_img read more

Kamenetz Announces Run for Governor of MarylandKamenetz Announces Run for Governor of Maryland

first_imgTOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz entered Maryland’s crowded Democratic primary for governor on Monday.Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announces he is joining the race for governor Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Towson, Md. Kamenetz is running in a crowded Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)Like some of his Democratic opponents, he focused on trying to link Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to President Donald Trump. He avoided mentioning the half dozen people he will have to beat to challenge the incumbent next year. Kamenetz, who has been county executive of Maryland’s third largest jurisdiction since December 2010, criticized Hogan for not speaking out against the Republican president and his Cabinet members.“We can’t afford to have a governor who refuses to stand up to Donald Trump to protect our values, our communities and our state,” Kamenetz said, with his family and supporters by his side in front of the Baltimore County Circuit Courthouse. “We can’t afford to have a governor who needs to take a poll before taking a stand, a governor who hedges his bets, a governor who plays both sides of the fence, a governor who can’t articulate a long term vision for this state.”Criticism of the Republican president already has become a main point of attack for Democratic candidates against Hogan in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1. Trump lost Maryland in November, mustering only 34 percent of the vote. Hogan has distanced himself from Trump, and he refused to vote for him. Still, Democrats have been pressing the governor to be more outspoken against the president’s policies in hopes of convincing voters that the governor’s unwillingness to confront the president more openly and more often is a sign of approval. Hogan counters by saying he’s focused on governing the state, not Washington politics.Kamenetz highlighted his experience as the county’s chief executive to make the case for his candidacy. He touted work on creating jobs, improving schools and protecting the environment, without raising taxes. He emphasized his commitment to equality, noting the renaming of a park once named for Confederate General Robert E. Lee. He also noted his support for initiatives to prohibit discrimination against immigrants and transgender residents.“As your governor, I will ensure that hate will never be a Maryland value,” Kamenetz said.The Democratic primary field already includes Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, state Sen. Richard Madaleno and former NAACP president Ben Jealous. Former Michelle Obama aide Krish Vignarajah, entrepreneur Alec Ross and lawyer Jim Shea also are running.The primary is June 26.___Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.comlast_img read more

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first_img AllMedX Privacy policy Does the shingles vaccine prevent chicken pox? Get the facts on AllMedX Google Analytics settings Spraying crops with weed-killer is not only harmful to the environment, but it’s also costly for farmers. With those problems in mind, scientists have conducted a study which suggests that less herbicide could be used for the same results, if applied at the right time of day.Just like us, plants have circadian rhythms. This means that throughout the day, their biological functions vary. Because the same is true of humans, many medications work best when taken at a specific time, when the body is most receptive to their effect. Working with colleagues from Swiss agriculture tech company Syngenta, scientists from Britain’s University of Bristol set out to see if certain compounds – in this case harmful ones – would likewise be more effective when applied to plants at a given time.In lab tests, they grew batches of a weed known as thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) under a 24-hour light/dark cycle, simulating the rising and setting of the sun. A commercial herbicide with the active ingredient glyphosate was applied to different groups of the plants, at different points within that cycle. It was found that when administered at dawn, the glyphosate was most readily taken up by the plants. As a result, at that time of day, the herbicide had the most pronounced effect in both killing existing plant tissue and slowing subsequent growth. In order to have that same effect at different times, more of it had to be applied.”This proof-of-concept research suggests that, in future, we might be able to refine the use of some chemicals that are used in agriculture by taking advantage of the biological clock in plants,” says Dr. Anthony Dodd, senior author of a paper on the research. “Approaches of this type, combining biotechnology with precision agriculture, can provide economic and environmental benefits.”The paper was published this week in the journal Nature Communications.Source: University of Bristol I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more AllMedX Many free full text studies about shingles vaccines are available on We recommend How effective is the zoster vaccine? Read the research on Who is most likely to get shingles? Visit and learn the answer. AllMedX AllMedX Yes No How effective are zoster vaccines in older adults? Find out on Do you administer zoster vaccines? Read the latest research at Powered by AllMedX last_img read more

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first_imgWith Chinese tourists projected to spend £2 billion on travel over the next 12 months, the United Kingdom must act quickly to avoid losing its share of this market to rival European nations.The United Kingdom has a window of no more than six months to “get back in the game” of attracting the massive Chinese tourism market “or risk losing out to European rivals Italy and France forever”, according to Travelzoo Asia-Pacific chief executive Jason Yap.The reasoning behind the six month deadline is that Chinese consumers are currently in the midst of planning their October National Day holidays and Chinese New Year vacations.France and Italy have completely overtaken the UK in terms of Chinese arrival figures.“The visa process is too complicated and laborious for Chinese tourists and the UK isn’t offering good enough packages to beat key European competitors such as France, Italy and Switzerland,” Mr Yap said.The Travelzoo boss issued a manifesto to the UK Government on how to attract Chinese visitors.Included in the eight-step process are proposals that Britain should join the Schengen scheme, generate Chinese language visa application forms, create multi-destination itineraries, promote ‘heritage trails’ for educational institutions, encourage car-hire driving routes, be fashion forward, export British culture to China and innovate dynamic training programs.“The UK cannot rest on its laurels and just hope that visitors will come,” Mr Yap said. “When you consider that a 25 percent growth in visitors from China to the UK brought in an estimated additional £300 million to the UK economy in 2012, there is the potential for an inbound tourism bonanza.”Source = ETB News: P.T. Travelzoo boss delivers manifesto to UK Government.last_img read more

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