Thousands of Rohingyas cross into Bangladesh overnight child malnutrition soars in camps

“Most people I talked to walked for eight to ten days to get to the border,” Olivia Headon, a press officer for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), said Friday, adding: “They had nothing to eat or drink after the first few days.” Fleeing the violence which has convulsed their communities in Myanmar’s Northern Rakhine state since late August, these latest arrivals, after waiting for low tide in the paddy fields near the border, join over 820,000 Rohingya refugees already living in some safety in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, where over 607,320 have arrived since 25 August.Ms. Headon said the new arrivals expressed their desire to find family members who had already crossed into Bangladesh. Several explained they had hoped to leave Myanmar sooner, but had to wait to harvest and sell their grain to raise funds for their journey, she explained. “One man told me he had to pay someone to carry his elderly mother.” Meanwhile, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and partners have distributed tokens, direct food supplies, and offered medical care for those at the Anjuman Para border crossing. A reception area at Balukhali in the Bangladeshi city of Cox’s Bazar, run by the IOM, is providing emergency assistance and self-settlement kits to improve living condition for the new arrivals. UNHCR is also scaling up relief efforts to cope with the new influx of refugees around Kutupalong camp near Cox’s Bazar. “More than 2,000 of them have moved towards UNHCR’s transit centre near Kutupalong camp, including some vulnerable refugees who were taken by bus,” Babar Baloch, UNHCR spokesperson told reporters at the regular press briefing in Geneva. He added that this “comes as our staff just relocated over 400 recent arrivals to a new extension to Kutupalong camp.”In related news, preliminary data from a nutrition assessment conducted last week at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar shows a 7.5 per cent prevalence of life-threatening severe acute malnutrition – a rate double that seen among Rohingya child refugees in May 2017, UNICEF said. “The Rohingya children in the camp – who have survived horrors in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state and a dangerous journey here – are to already caught up in a catastrophe,” said UNICEF Bangladesh Representative Edouard Beigbeder. “Those with severe malnutrition are now at risk of dying from an entirely preventable and treatable cause.” UNICEF and partners are treating over 2,000 acutely malnourished children at 15 treatment centres, with six additional centres currently being set up. The agency is also working with health partners to identify and treat diarrhoea and pneumonia, and will be conducting mass vaccination and nutrition screening campaigns this month. “The humanitarian community needs to be able to do far more to treat and protect these extremely vulnerable children,” Mr. Beigbeder said. “For that we need far more attention to the crisis, and far more resources for the response. These children need help right now.” read more

Report Center Trevor Thompson signs with agent will not return to Ohio

OSU redshirt sophomore center Trevor Thompson (32) during a game against Maryland on Jan. 31 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost 66-61. Credit: Muyao Shen | Asst. Photo EditorOhio State redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson signed with agent Thad Foucher of the Wasserman Group on Tuesday, as first reported by Jeff Goodman.Former Ohio State big man Trevor Thompson told ESPN he has signed with Thad Foucher of the Wasserman Group.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 26, 2017The decision by Thompson to sign with an agent officially means that he will not be returning to OSU for his senior season. He had declared his intentions to enter the 2017 NBA draft on March 14.Last season with the Buckeyes, Thompson averaged 10.6 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. The Buckeyes will now have to find a new starting center between sophomore Micah Potter and incoming freshman Kaleb Wesson. read more

Village invaded by Kashmiri goats after bad weather drives them inland

A herd of hairy goats are terrorising local residents in a quiet holiday resort after bad weather drove them inland.The seaside town of Llandudno in North Wales has been home to a gang of long-haired Kashmiri goats since the 19th century who usually keep to themselves on the Great Orme.But the wind direction, rivals on the hill and recent poor weather has given the animals a taste for adventure, causing quite the commotion in town.The herd has reportedly been running riot in a school playground and left one couple startled when they returned home to find the goats chomping through their garden.Ian Jones, headteacher of Ysgol San Sior, said: “They’re charming to see but they eat everything. Llandudno goats Jonathan Clements returned home to find six Kashmiri’s in his garden, with two butting horns.  “Two were up on the garden walls, munching away at the greenery, and then one jumped down to join the four in the garden,” he added.“Luckily, we didn’t have any prize-winning flowers for them to eat but there is a noticeable difference to the thickness of the hedging.”The Kashmiri goats are thought to have been introduced to the Great Orme, a rocky hill overlooking the sea, in 1907 from the Royal Family’s Windsor Great Park herd, which had been presented to Queen Victoria by the Shah of Persia. Llandudno goats  The goats have got a taste for adventure and have begun straying into Llandudno and wreaking havocCredit:MERCURY PRESS Carer Claire Gough, 53, often finds the goats grazing on her lawn at this time of year and watches their antics from her window.She said: “I don’t mind, but the neighbour wasn’t happy as they ate all the flowers in his garden. “Even growing up, I’d wake up to find the goats munching on my parents’ garden.”The furore has led to locals having to heard them back to the fields just to get some peace.Conwy Council told the BBC it was not directly responsible for the goats. It said it has been looking to reduce the size of the herd by moving some of them – and with a trial of goat contraceptives.These animals are no strangers to the limelight. In February this year, one goat was due to be caught to become the Royal Welsh’s newest mascot, but evaded capture for several weeks.The kid, dubbed Fusilier Shenkin IV, was eventually captured one month later and is undergoing six months of training at Maindy Barracks in Cardiff. “They’ve destroyed so many of the trees in our orchard. We use the apples to make the school chutney we sell.”Most mornings we’ve been having to chase them off the school fields before the school day begins, so that involves the children from the Breakfast Club giving me a hand.”Last year we had twenty instances of children with ticks, and I think this summer we’re going to have many more because they’ve been on the school field sunbathing and lounging among the plants. Llandudno goats “If they haven’t deposited ticks, I’ve no idea what they’ve done.” The goats have also been getting in trouble with local gardening enthusiasts who have found their flowerbeds devoured by the hungry herd. Llandudno goats The goats making a nuisance of themselves in front gardensCredit:MERCURY PRESS Kashmiri goats in a suburban street in LlandudnoCredit:MERCURY PRESS The goats have been loitering outside a local primary school Credit:MERCURY PRESS Last summer, one of the goats had to rescued after becoming trapped on a rock ledge, forcing RSPCA officers to absaile 98ft down a rope and catch it by the horns.Helen Maydew, a 28-year-old shepherdess, said: “I think they’re a wonderful part of Llandudno’s history.”It’s a shame that it’s been so cold and the grass hasn’t started to grow which is why they are invading the town this year.”According to a recent count there are around 110 of them in Llandudno, this includes 64 nannies, 25 billies and 21 kids. 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. read more

Sony Unveils Flexible EPaper

first_imgIn a past life, I worked in a lab, helping design and test thin-film circuitry that would hopefully allow people to create devices that had flexible displays that could be mounted on clothing or on other malleable surfaces like backpacks or briefcases. Now Sony has unveiled a 13.3-inch flexible electronic paper device at the Eco-Products 2010 tradeshow that does just that. The gadget is designed to be a prototype for a gadget that could display images and text in high resolution and possibly someday replace traditional paper in a thin, flexible, and portable way. According to a post at TechOn, Sony didn’t want to give details about the prototype, stating that it is, after all, just a concept and a showcase of what’s possible, but the working device used E Ink’s technology, which is already available in other devices. Sony also didn’t note whether the technology would be coming to any future product, but we can assume they wouldn’t put it on display if they weren’t thinking about it.AdChoices广告last_img read more

Arachnophobie traitement symptômes questce que cest

first_imgArachnophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?L’arachnophobie se définit comme une peur excessive et irraisonnée des araignées. Si elle fait partie des zoophobies (phobies liées à un animal) les plus courantes en Occident, elle est en revanche plus rare dans d’autres régions du monde…Qu’est-ce que l’arachnophobie ?Membre de la grande famille des phobies, l’arachnophobie est un trouble psychologique caractérisé par une peur irrépressible des araignées. Cette peur peut être plus ou moins intense selon les individus. Elle peut se déclencher seulement à proximité d’une araignée, mais de nombreux arachnophobes sont également très angoissés par les images d’araignée, au point parfois de devoir quitter brusquement une salle de cinéma si une araignée s’affiche à l’écran par exemple. Ils peuvent aussi avoir peur par anticipation et passer de longues minutes à vérifier sous chaque meuble qu’aucune araignée ne s’est introduite chez eux, avant de pouvoir se détendre…Les symptômes de l’arachnophobie Le symptôme principal de l’arachnophobie est l’apparition d’une vive angoisse en présence d’une araignée et/ou à son évocation, pouvant se manifester de différentes façons : cris, pleurs incontrôlables, impression d’être paralysé (ou au contraire fuite impulsive le plus loin possible de l’araignée), tachycardie,malaises ou même des évanouissements dans certains cas… Autre signe classique de l’arachnophobie : les manœuvres d’évitement pour minimiser les risques de croiser une araignée. Un arachnophobe peut notamment décliner de nombreuses invitations (barbecue, séjour à la campagne), hormis en hiver, cette saison étant peu propice aux araignées.Les causes de l’arachnophobie À lire aussiTrypophobie, l’étrange peur des petits trousParfois, l’arachnophobie est liée à un traumatisme durant l’enfance, comme une morsure d’araignée douloureuse, mais c’est loin d’être systématique. De nos jours, les causes exactes de l’arachnophobie sont encore assez mystérieuses et font l’objet de diverses théories. L’une des plus répandues relie la peur des araignées à un phénomène culturel. Au Moyen Âge, les araignées étaient considérées (à tort) comme des vecteurs de la peste noire en Occident. Cette peur a pu rester ancrée dans la société et se serait encore renforcée par l’image souvent négative des araignées véhiculée par les livres et de nombreux films (Arachnophobia ou encore l’araignée géante dans Le Seigneur des anneaux). Cela expliquerait aussi pourquoi l’arachnophobie est si rare en Afrique et en Asie, où l’araignée est perçue de manière plus positive.Quels sont les traitements de l’arachnophobie ? L’arachnophobie peut être difficile à vivre au quotidien, mais il existe des solutions comme les thérapies cognitivo-comportementales, habituellement efficaces pour apprivoiser progressivement sa peur. L’hypnoseest aussi une option envisageable pour calmer la phobie des araignées.Le 12 avril 2017 à 12:22 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Red Teases Upcoming Holographic Phone Screen

first_imgStay on target One thing Tuesday’s next-gen iPhone unveiling likely won’t include: a holographic screen.Digital cinema camera maker RED in July announced “the world’s first holographic media machine”—the Hydrogen One smartphone, available to pre-order starting at $1,195.But a buzzword-heavy press release and a single mysterious image (pictured) left much to the consumer’s imagination, until now: RED and partner Leia Inc. last week offered a textual glimpse at its upcoming “holographic” handset. (The companies’ suggestive quotation marks, not mine.)Prototype Hydrogen One (via Marques Brownlee/MKBHD)Presumably named after the princess, HP spin-off Leia describes itself as “the leading provider of lightfield holographic display solutions for mobile.”At its core, Leia’s technology projects 3D images viewable from different angles. Its party trick, dubbed Diffractive Lightfield Backlighting (DLB), claims to provide “almost magical properties” without compromising display quality or battery life.RED’s smartphone isn’t ready for its close-up, so prospective buyers still can’t see the new tech in action; a 2015 concept video (above) is your best bet at a first look. Instead, the firms illustrate the complicated mechanics in a statement:“Leia leverages recent breakthroughs in Nano-Photonic design and manufacturing to provide a complete lightfield ‘holographic’ display solution for mobile devices, through proprietary hardware and software. The Silicon Valley firm commercializes LCD-based mobile screens able to synthesize lightfield holographic content while preserving the normal operation of the display.”You’re gonna need a bigger hand (via Marques Brownlee/MKBHD)The startup has come a long way since 2015, when it released a dev kit for experimentation with interactive holograms on a 2.2-inch display.According to a joint memo, the upcoming Hydrogen program promises “stunning” holographic content and 3D sound, aimed at movie watchers, interactive gamers, social network users, and mixed-media viewers.While some prototype Hydrogen Ones have been thrown around—David Fincher and Brad Pitt were reportedly impressed—the smartphone largely remains a mystery.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. I Played Trump’s Hologram Nightmare with HoloPlayer OneMicrosoft is working on a 3D holographic avatar system for Skype last_img read more

Cena vs Orton headlines WWE Smackdown Live tonight in Seattle

first_img Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next Moonsaves Pinterest John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Vin Diesel Facebook Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap That’s because it probably won’t be Cena vs Orton at Wrestlemania. Charlize Theron JFJ Same dish every night We’re getting it now because, if the rumors are to be believed, we won’t get it at Wrestlemania 33. Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Videos Articles Google+ Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Happy Birthday, John Cena! February 7, 2017 at 6:53 pm WWE Smackdown Live takes place tonight in Seattle, Washington.WWE Smackdown LiveAdvertised for tonight’s go-home show before this Sunday’s Elimination Chamber PPV is WWE Champion John Cena vs. 2017 Royal Rumble winner Randy Orton in the main event, in what has the potential to be a WrestleMania 33 will have live coverage of Smackdown tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -1:02 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte February 7, 2017 at 2:27 pm 5 COMMENTS giving the mania main event for free is ridiculous, as short sighted as Goldberg-Hogan on nitro, assuming it actually happens Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Moonsaves Twitter Now Playing Up Next John Cena Videos Articles Wayne Martin Too many cooks, too many cooks… February 7, 2017 at 9:33 am February 8, 2017 at 12:38 pm Ken Kemper Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp February 7, 2017 at 8:56 amlast_img

Juventus star Emre Can compares the Serie A Premier League

first_imgGerman midfielder Emre Can has given his verdict on the differences between teams in the Serie A and Premier League.Emre spent four years at Liverpool, where he managed 14 goals and 12 assists in 167 appearances, before leaving for Juventus on a free transfer last summer.The 25-year-old has since gone on to feature regularly at Juventus this season and he’s now disclosed that the main difference between teams in Italy and England lies in their tactical approach.“I think here in Italy the teams are better tactically, [but] I think the football in England is maybe quicker but here it is sometimes very difficult to score a goal,” Emre told Sky.“It was not always easy for me my first few months here in Italy because I had a few problems and then the surgery, now I feel better really because I play a few games.“I need to get used to the football here in Italy. I feel in good shape and ready to go.”The Germany international took the opportunity to praise team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo for the impact he’s made both on and off the field at Juventus.Emre also hopes to win the Champions League alongside the Portuguese star after coming so close at Liverpool last season, where they lost 3-1 to Ronaldo’s Real Madrid at Kiev in the final.“Every footballer wants to play with Cristiano, he’s a big, big player and off the pitch he’s a great guy,” said Emre.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“You can always talk to him, you can learn from him a lot and I think he gives a push to the team.”He added: “Last year, I lost the final but this year I want to win it, with him together of course.“I heard a lot of times this year when we played, they [fans] want to win the Champions League. I think the fans are really looking forward for it and really want to win it.“Of course everybody say you will win the Serie A but it’s very difficult and the last seven years Juventus won it, this year the eighth time and it’s not always easy, we have to train every day hard.”Emre, who has made 21 appearances for Juventus this season, will hope to help get the club back to winning ways at Sassuolo on Sunday in the Serie A.Massimiliano Allegri’s side are looking to bounce back following a 3-0 defeat to Atalanta in the Coppa Italia and a 3-3 draw against Parma last weekend.A busy 2 weeks ahead with 4 games! Hard work and preparation is 🔑⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#EC23 #iCan #WeCan #FinoAllaFine— Emre Can (@emrecan_) February 5, 2019last_img read more

1 dead 1 hospitalized after shooting in Davie

first_imgPolice said a dark-colored BMW M5 sedan was the second car involved in the shooting.Todd Anderson, 11, walked onto his backyard and took several pictures of the scene after he heard two to three gunshots.“I heard a few loud bangs. I was like…,” he said. “It sounded like two crashes one after another.”7News cameras captured the car on the side of the road along the 2000 block of Flamingo Road.Police said the passenger of the sedan suffered at least two gunshot wounds and was found lying on the street.Paramedics transported the passenger to Broward Health Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Police said that victim is undergoing surgery.Police said the driver of the BMW is cooperating with the investigation. The south and north bound lanes of Flamingo Rd at 8th St are shut down at at this time. Please seek alternate route.— Davie Police Dept. (@DaviePolice) June 7, 20197Skyforce HD flew over the scene where several officers and a fire rescue crew could be seen blocking the intersection.“There were multiple shots fired between these two individuals. We have some witnesses that said they heard gunshots,” Davie Police Sgt. Mark Leone said. “Right now, we’re investigating this as a double shooting where both occupants got into a shootout with each other. The cause of what started this incident is not known yet. We’re investigating all possibilities, including road rage.”7News cameras captured a handgun and a sandal laying on the street and a deceased body inside of a work truck. DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A person has died and another was hospitalized after a shooting in Davie.Davie Police responded to the intersection of Flamingo Road and Southwest Eighth Street, just after 2 p.m., Friday. Sierra Ortiz works at nearby Extra Care Animal Hospital and alerted patients to stay away from the area.“We saw the yellow tape being put up on this side of the road,” Ortiz said. “Everything was blocked off. It’s a little nerve-wracking because we were right here. We just called everyone and rescheduled and made sure everyone stayed inside and made sure everyone was safe because we knew it had something to do with shooting.”Several yellow tarps could also be seen on the road.It remains unclear whether the cars were driving at the time of the shooting, and if it happened at the intersection or just before it.Investigators believe the two people involved in the shooting did not know each other.“I’ve been in Davie since I was 3, and usually, never something like this happens in Davie,” Ortiz said.Flamingo Road was shut down in both directions at Southwest Eighth Street while police investigated the fatal shooting. The roadways have since reopened, but the work truck remains on the side of the roadway and is not affecting traffic.If you would like to donate to help the victim’s family, please click here.If you have any information on this fatal shooting, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Motives of armed Northway suspect unclear after fatal police shooting

first_imgThere was a funeral service in the village of Northway on Friday for a man shot by police in Fairbanks earlier this month. 21-year-old Mathew Colton Stover of Northway died in a confrontation with FPD officers in a field next to Fairbanks Correctional Center on June 19th. Questions remain about Stover’s motivation and what happened with police.Listen nowPolice say Mathew Stover fired first at officers, who went to the area after receiving a report of a masked man with a rifle in the parking lot of a nearby Denny’s restaurant. Police also reported that Stover was dressed in military style armored clothing, had an assault rifle, a 9mm pistol and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Though she lives in Kansas, Mathew Stover’s mother: Diana Stover said she kept in regular contact with her son, and that there was no indication of trouble.”I can’t think of anything that could possibly cause him to do what the cops claim that he did,” Stover said. “He was in a good state of mind. He was always happy and making everybody laugh. I’m very shocked that this whole situation even happened.”Mathew Stover did not have a criminal record, and Diana Stover said he was not involved in drugs, did not have any mental health issues and seemed happy before the May 19th incident”His friend told me the day before that he was in really good spirits, laughing,” Stover said. “Nothing at all, he saw, that would’ve set him off.”Stover said her son grew up with her in Kansas, but moved to Northway at 18 to live with his father’s side of the family, and had worked for Doyon Drilling on the North Slope for the last three years. She underscored that the June 19th incident was out of character for the boy she raised.“So this story the police are telling us… I don’t buy it one bit at all,” Stover said. “I think there’s more to it, and we are going to request a look at surveillance cameras.”Diana Stover suspects cameras at Fairbanks Correctional Center may have captured video of the confrontation. She said she’s heard of at least one person at FCC who witnessed the confrontation and offers a different account of what happened in the field next door: that he “did not fire on police, and that he shot in the air.”It’s unclear if the jail somehow played into his actions. Fairbanks police spokeswoman Yumi McCullough said police have nothing additional to release about the case, but that an investigation continues.”Detectives are talking to family and friends and anybody who knows anything about Mr. Stover and what happened early that morning,” McCullough said. “So, we’re asking for the public, if they know anything, to let us know. We are looking to talk to the gentleman or the woman who contacted the Denny’s restaurant employee, who ion turn called 911, to get some more information from that person.”McCullough said once the police investigation is complete, the state office of special prosecution will review the case to determine if the actions of the four officer’s involved in the shooting were lawful. The officers have returned to duty.last_img read more

Age limit for govt jobs to be 35 from March Quader

first_imgBangladesh Awami League general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader. File PhotoRuling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said the government is planning to announce 35 years to be the maximum age for applying for government jobs.“An announcement in this regard will be made in the next month,” said Quader, also road, transport and bridges minister.The minister said this when a 23-member team headed by Bangladesh General Students Council Central Committee joint convener Harun-ur-Rashid met him at the party chairman’s Dhanmondi office in the capital.AL joint general secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak, state minister for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, deputy minister of education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel and AL presidium member Matia Chowdhury were also present in the meeting.Jahangir Kabir Nanak said, “We are working to increase the maximum age for entry into government jobs from 32 years to 35 years as enunciated in the party’s election manifesto.”“Wait … the age limit for entry to the government jobs will be increased within the shortest possible time,” Nanak told the visiting team.Terming that the demand is “logical”, state minister Khalid Mahmud hoped that prime minister Sheikh Hasina will give her nod within a couple of days.Among the student representatives Marjuk Hossain Milon, Sahabuddin Shihab, Bijit Shikder, Mukul Hossain, Fuad Alam were present.last_img read more

UPDATE Pelosi Pushes For Special Panel On Russia Probe

first_imgThe Latest on President Donald Trump and FBI Director James Comey’s firing (all times local):3:50 p.m.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is threatening to use a parliamentary maneuver to force a vote on a bill that would create an independent panel to investigate possible contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.Pelosi says in a letter Wednesday to House Democrats that they’ll file a discharge petition if Speaker Paul Ryan doesn’t call up the legislation “immediately upon our return next week.” The House is on recess this week.A discharge petition allows a measure to be brought straight to the floor, bypassing consideration by committee. But successes are rare through this approach because a majority of House members must sign the petition.Pelosi says the “fireworks at the Department of Justice demand that we remove the investigation from the Trump-appointed Justice Department leadership.”3:10 p.m.Senate Democrats are united in demanding a special counsel be named to take over the federal investigation into Russia meddling in last year’s election. But they say that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — who recommended the controversial dismissal of FBI Director James Comey — should not be the one to make such an assignment.That’s the report from top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer after he and his colleagues met this morning on what to do in response to Comey’s dismissal.The Trump administration and top Senate leaders such as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell say a special counsel isn’t warranted, though some Republicans favor the idea.Schumer said that Comey should still testify before Congress even though he is no longer at the FBI.___2:20 p.m.White House wants the FBI to complete its investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 election.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday “we encourage them to complete investigation” so that it will be proven that “there is no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.”Sanders said the White House does not think appointing a special prosecutor is necessary.President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, amid an investigation into Russian ties to the Trump campaign and meddling in the 2016 election.__2:20 p.m.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Donald Trump is meeting with Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe later Wednesday in the aftermath of his firing of FBI director James Comey.Sanders said during the daily White House briefing that the president will be discussing morale at the FBI. She says that rank-and-file employees of the FBI had lost faith in Comey’s leadership.She says Trump is willing to make a personal appearance at FBI headquarters if he feels that’s necessary and appropriate.__2:15 p.m.The Senate intelligence committee has asked ousted FBI Director James Comey to appear before the committee next week.It is the first time Comey has been asked to appear before Congress as a private citizen since he was fired by President Donald Trump on Tuesday.Rebecca Watkins, a spokeswoman for the committee, said Wednesday that Comey has been invited to meet in a closed session next Tuesday.Comey had been slated to appear before the committee later this week to discuss ongoing threats to U.S. security. But the committee says acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe will stand in for Comey at Thursday’s hearing. Several high-ranking intelligence officials will join McCabe at that open hearing.__1:55 p.m.The White House says that President Donald Trump had considered firing FBI Director James Comey “since the day he was elected president.”White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that the president had “lost confidence” in Comey and acted on the advice of the deputy attorney general and others when he decided to fire him on Tuesday.Sanders said, “I think it’s been an erosion of confidence” and that there were a lot of “missteps and mistakes” leading up to the decision to let Comey go.___1:35 p.m.More than a dozen Republican senators voiced concerns about President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, in a series of statements suggesting that, on this issue, the GOP was not yet prepared to close ranks behind its president.The unease expressed by key committee chairs and rank-and-file lawmakers alike on Wednesday came even as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell echoed White House talking points on the issue and tried to shut down talk of a special prosecutor to investigate Russia issues.Said West Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito: “I think we need to find out what’s happened and why.”Speaking on the Senate floor, McConnell noted that Democrats themselves had repeatedly criticized Comey over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email issues. And he said that with the FBI and Senate intelligence committee already investigating Russian interference, nothing further was needed.___1:30 p.m.President Donald Trump is considering four high-ranking FBI officials to serve as the bureau’s interim director following the firing of James Comey.Among the candidates is Andrew McCabe, who was elevated to acting director after Comey’s ouster Tuesday. A White House official says Trump is also considering assistant FBI director Paul Abbate, Chicago special agent Michael J. Anderson and Richmond, Virginia, agent Adam Lee.The Justice Department is overseeing the interview process for the interim director, which is separate from Trump’s decision-making process on a permanent replacement.___1:25 p.m.Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe will appear at a Senate intelligence committee hearing on Thursday in place of ex-FBI Director James Comey.The Senate intelligence committee has confirmed that McCabe will be at the hearing instead of Comey, who was fired on Tuesday by President Donald Trump.The hearing is about current and projected national security threats to the United States and U.S. interests both domestically and abroad.Others scheduled to testify are National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Adm. Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency. Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, who heads the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, also will be questioned by lawmakers on the committee.The hearing will move into closed session following the open hearing.___12:25 p.m.Three U.S. officials say fired FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers that he asked the Justice Department for more money for the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s election meddling.President Donald Trump fired Comey Tuesday.The officials say Comey told lawmakers he had made the request to Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general.The Justice Department is denying that Comey asked for more resources.The White House has wielded a critical memo from Rosenstein to justify President Donald Trump’s decision to fire Comey on Tuesday. Rosenstein’s memo focused only on Comey’s handling of last year’s investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton’s email practices. It does not mention the Russia investigation.The officials were not authorized to disclose the meetings publicly and insisted on anonymity.-By Julie Pace and Eileen Sullivan__12:10 p.m.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (SEHR’-gay LAHV’-rahf) says it is “humiliating” for the American people to hear that Russia is controlling the political situation in the U.S.Lavrov is speaking at the Russian Embassy in Washington after meetings with President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He said Wednesday that politicians raising questions about Russian interference in the election are damaging the U.S. political system by suggesting that it is being controlled externally.Lavrov is brushing off the questions as “noise” about Russians’ contacts with people in Trump’s campaign. He says through a translator that “there is not a single fact” or piece of compelling evidence proving Russia’s intervention in the election.Lavrov is pointing out that Trump dismisses the controversy as “false news.”___11:45 a.m.President Donald Trump says ousted FBI Director James Comey “was not doing a good job.” It was Trump’s first public remarks about his firing Tuesday of the FBI chief.Trump briefly spoke to reporters in the Oval Office on Wednesday after a closed meeting with Russia’s foreign minister. His remarks come as the White House is defending the decision to dismiss Comey. Administration officials have said the firing was not related to the investigation into possible contacts between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia.Trump was joined by Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state and national security adviser under President Richard Nixon.__11:20 a.m.The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says there’s no need for a special prosecutor to investigate Russia’s ties to the Trump campaign in the wake of the firing of the FBI director.GOP Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina says his committee has the jurisdiction and responsibility to continue its Russia investigation and “we are going to do that.”However Burr reiterated questions about President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. “The timing of this and the reasoning for it doesn’t make sense to me.”And, Burr said that the firing “made our task a little more difficult but it didn’t make it impossible so we’ll continue.”Burr said he spoke to Trump but wouldn’t detail the exchange. He said they didn’t discuss his committee’s investigation__11:12 a.m.Vice President Mike Pence is defending the firing of FBI Director James Comey, saying the “president made the right decision at the right time.” He said Comey’s firing was not related to the investigation into possible contacts between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia.Pence says the administration is now looking forward to finding someone to lead the law enforcement agency.President Donald Trump fired Comey on Tuesday. Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, criticized Comey’s handling of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email practices.Pence says Comey had lost the confidence of the American people. He says Trump took “strong and decisive leadership” to put the safety and security of the American people first.__11:05 a.m.The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says President Donald Trump told her that he was firing FBI Director James Comey because “the department is a mess.”California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she was surprised and taken aback after Trump called her and other senators to deliver the news shortly before the White House announced Comey’s dismissal Tuesday.Feinstein says she questions the reasoning and timing behind Trump’s decision and asked the GOP-led committee to bring in Justice Department officials to explain it.She said what “sticks in her mind” is a classified briefing Comey delivered in March in which he laid out counterintelligence and criminal investigations the FBI is conducting into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.She said it’s clear “the FBI was taking its job seriously.”__10:45 a.m.The Senate’s Russia investigators are asking the Treasury Department’s criminal investigation division for any information relevant to President Donald Trump, his top aides and campaign officials.Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, told CNN that the request is part of the panel’s effort to “follow the intel no matter where it leads.” Warner’s office confirmed the senator’s comments.The Senate intelligence committee is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible ties between Trump associates and the Russian government.The House intelligence committee is conducting a parallel investigation.___10:25 a.m.Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Russia is not concerned about Comey’s firing.When asked how Comey’s sacking could influence Russia-U.S. ties, Peskov told reporters in Moscow on Wednesday: “This is the U.S. president’s sovereign decision which does not have anything to do with Russia and should not have anything to do with Russia.”Russian state television network Rossiya 24 referred to President Richard Nixon’s firing of independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox during the Watergate scandal. It said that “the story with Comey is different.” Comey, it said, “played a good cop and fell into a trap he had set for himself.”Senior Russian lawmaker Alexei Pushkov tweeted that Comey “kept an eye on the ‘Russian threat’ so hard that he did not notice the threat of his own sacking.”Another senior lawmaker, Konstantin Kosachev, rejected suggestions that Comey’s sacking could have a Russian link. “The ‘Russian trail’ is hardly there and definitely could not have been the underlying cause for the firing of such a prominent player on the Washington scene,” Kosachev told the Interfax news agency. “Because this trail is merely a tool in the domestic political game and Trump’s stakes are more than just about the Russia issue.”__10:20 a.m.A Justice Department official says Attorney General Jeff Sessions is interviewing candidates to serve as the interim replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey.Comey’s deputy, FBI veteran Andrew McCabe, has become acting director after Comey was fired by President Donald Trump.But a Justice Department official says senior leaders are interviewing additional candidates who could do the job until a permanent replacement for Comey is named and confirmed by the Senate.An announcement about Comey’s interim successor could come as soon as Wednesday.The official wasn’t authorized to discuss the selection process by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.___10 a.m.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is asking that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy appear before the Senate to answer questions about the circumstances surrounding President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.The New York Democrat said Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should discuss why Sessions participated in the decision to fire Comey despite recusing himself and whether Rosenstein acted on his own when recommending Comey’s dismissal or whether he was order to do so by the White House.Schumer also repeated his call for a special counsel to investigate ties between Trump’s campaign and the Russian government.He also said the administration should answer why the president didn’t wait until the Justice Department’s inspector general issued a report on Comey’s much-criticized actions regarding the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.___9:50 a.m.Amid Democratic calls for a special prosecutor, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says a new investigation of Russia meddling could only serve to impede the current probes underway.McConnell spoke on the Senate floor as Democratic senators gathered to try to pressure the GOP over President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.McConnell didn’t give his own view on Trump’s decision to fire Comey. But he noted that Democrats had repeatedly criticized Comey in the past, and had called for his removal.Following McConnell on the floor, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for a special prosecutor.But McConnell said: “Today we’ll no doubt hear calls for a new investigation which could only serve to impede the current work being done.”The Senate and House intelligence committees are investigating Russian meddling in the presidential election and Russian ties to the Trump campaign.___9:40 a.m.Sen. Lindsey Graham says he doesn’t believe a special prosecutor should be considered unless the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible connections to Russia becomes a criminal matter.It’s now a counterintelligence investigation.The South Carolina Republican says if it becomes “a criminal investigation where the Trump campaign may be exposed to criminal charges, then that’s the time to have that conversation.”Graham says he’s confident the FBI’s investigation won’t be hampered by President Donald Trump’s firing of the bureau’s director, James Comey.___9:30 a.m.Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says Moscow isn’t concerned about the firing of the FBI director.Dmitry Peskov says Russia hopes that President Donald Trump’s decision to fire the FBI’s James Comey won’t affect U.S.-Russia ties “in any way.”Peskov calls it “an entirely domestic matter” for the United States.___9:10 a.m.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is reacting sarcastically to questions about President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey.Lavrov and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson were asked during a photo-op whether Comey’s firing cast a shadow over the meeting between the two diplomats.Lavrov said: “Was he fired? You’re kidding. You’re kidding.” Then the Russian diplomat waved his hand dismissively and exited the room alongside Tillerson.The meeting comes amid growing concerns about Trump’s decision to fire the head of the law enforcement agency investigating Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible collusion by Trump’s campaign.Lavrov is scheduled to meet later Wednesday with Trump at the White House.__8:50 a.m.President Donald Trump is attacking Sen. Richard Blumenthal for criticizing his firing of FBI Director James Comey.The Connecticut Democrat appeared on MSNBC and CNN Wednesday morning. On CNN, Blumenthal said that the firing had prompted a “looming constitutional crisis.”Trump tweeted Wednesday that he was watching Blumenthal speak, calling it a “joke.” He criticized Blumenthal for past statements that he served in Vietnam, saying he “would talk of his great bravery and conquests in Vietnam – except he was never there.”Trump said that Blumenthal “cried like a baby” when caught and that he should be investigated.Trump has previously attacked Blumenthal over statements that he served in Vietnam. Blumenthal was in the Marine Corps Reserves at the time but did not fight in Vietnam.__7:40 a.m.President Donald Trump says that Republicans and Democrats will soon “be thanking me” for firing FBI Director James Comey.Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning that Comey had “lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike.” He added: “when things calm down, they will be thanking me!”Trump abruptly fired Comey Tuesday night. The surprise decision came amid the law enforcement agency’s investigation into whether Trump’s presidential campaign was connected to Russian meddling in the election.__7:24 a.m.President Donald Trump says fired FBI Director James Comey “will be replaced by someone who will do a far better job, bringing back the spirit and prestige of the FBI.”In an early-morning tweet Wednesday, Trump attacked Democrats critical of his firing of Comey.Trump said that Democrats “have said some of the worst things about James Comey, including the fact that he should be fired, but now they play so sad!”Trump abruptly fired Comey in the midst of the law enforcement agency’s investigation into whether Trump’s presidential campaign was connected to Russian meddling in the election.___4:40 a.m.Amid the clamor surrounding the firing of FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump singled out one another Washington fixture for his scorn.The president went to his Twitter account late Tuesday to chide Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a fellow New Yorker, for comments the Democrat made about the stunning dismissal.Trump had telephoned Schumer earlier to inform him of the decision. Schumer said he told Trump that “you are making a big mistake.” Schumer also questioned why the firing occurred on Tuesday and wondered whether investigations into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia were “getting too close for the president.” He said unless a special prosecutor is named, Americans could rightfully wonder whether the move was “part of a cover-up.”Trump fired back with a tweet exclaiming: “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer stated recently, ‘I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer.’ Then acts so indignant.”___3:35 a.m.President Donald Trump’s stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey throws into question the future of a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible connections to Russia. It immediately raised suspicions of an underhanded effort to stymie a probe that has shadowed the administration from the outset.Democrats likened the firing to President Richard Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre” and renewed calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor, and some Republicans also questioned the move.In his letter to Comey, Trump said the firing was necessary to restore “public trust and confidence” in the FBI. The administration paired the letter with a scathing review by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein of how Comey handled the investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton’s email practices, including his decision to hold a news conference announcing its findings and releasing “derogatory information” about Clinton.__11:05 p.m.FBI Director James Comey was speaking to agents at the FBI’s field office in Los Angeles when the news of his firing broke.That’s according to a law enforcement official who was present at the time Tuesday. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the official wasn’t authorized to discuss the situation publicly.The official says television screens in the field office began flashing the news, and Comey initially chuckled. But he continued to speak to the agents, finishing his speech before heading into an office. He did not reappear in the main room.Comey later left Los Angeles on a plane to return to Washington. Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.A timeline of events that led up to President Donald Trump abruptly firing FBI Director James Comey in the midst of the agency’s investigation into whether Trump’s presidential campaign was connected to Russian meddling in the election. Sharelast_img read more

Trump Levels Racist Attack on Congresswomen of Color in Latest Social Media

first_imgBy Lauren Victory Burke, NNPA Newswire ContributorPresident Donald Trump went on a racist screed on Twitter and attacked Democratic congresswomen of color and their ancestry. The 45th President, who succeeded the first African American President of the United States, Barack Obama, has often attacked Black female elected officials, such as Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Black athletes, immigrants, and other women of color.As is his general habit, Trump lies in his communications and brands places where people of color reside as dangerous. President Trump has a long history of racism as does his late father, Fred Trump. Fred Trump was arrested at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Queens, New York on May 30, 1927 when he was 21.Trump’s direct messages or racism and xenophobia to his base have increased as the 2020 presidential campaign gets fully underway. The Iowa Caucuses are 203 days away as of July 14. Shown in this photo are , U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Rep. Ilhan Omar, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley.Their company, Trump Properties, was sued by the Justice Department for housing discrimination against Blacks in 1973. On May 1, 1989, Donald Trump took out ads in several of New York’s major newspapers demanding that the Central Park Five be given the death penalty. Even though the five have been exonerated, Trump has never admitted he was wrong or apologized.A hint of Trump’s racist views now on international display in The White House, was seen in 1989 as Trump linked the Central Park Five case to an overall decline in society.“At what point did we cross the line from the fine and noble pursuit of genuine civil liberties to the reckless and dangerously permissive atmosphere which allows criminals of every age to beat and rape a helpless woman and laugh at her family’s anguish? And why do they laugh? The laugh because they know that soon, very soon, they will be returned to the street to rape and maim and kill once again,” Trump said in a 1989 interview.On July 14, 2019, Trump wrote, “So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly……” read one communication on Twitter the morning of July 14.Consistent with his racist attacks and communications both verbal and on social media, President Trump attacked three Congresswomen of color who have gained national prominence as they oppose Trump’s policies: Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).Trump implied in a series of consecutive messages on Twitter on July 14 that the Congresswomen weren’t born in the United States and added, “they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”Rep. Illan was born in Somalia and her family arrived in New York on 1992 and secured asylum in the U.S. in 1995. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez was born in the Bronx, New York and Rep. Pressley was born in Chicago, Ill. Another Congresswoman Trump has attacked before, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), was born in Detroit, Michigan.Though Trump did not name who specifically he was referring to, the context of his communication on Twitter was clear to political observers. Earlier in July, Trump referenced the three women. All three, as well as many other members, have been outspoken about Trump’s immigration policies.The conditions of detention facilities at the Mexican border came into stark light after Vice President Pence visited a center on June 12. Video from the visit showed a large group of Mexican men grouped in a fenced in enclosure with no cots, food and few signs of running water or other basic needs.Trump’s direct messages or racism and xenophobia to his base have increased as the 2020 presidential campaign gets fully underway. The Iowa Caucuses are 203 days away as of July 14.Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist and writer for NNPA as well as a political analyst and strategist as Principal of Win Digital Media LLC. She may be contacted at and on Twitter at @LVBurkelast_img read more

Smallformat works shine like gems

first_imgAt a time when only the big and the bizarre capture most eyeballs, here is a show that will perhaps be a refreshing change at the fifth edition of India Art Fair starting 31 January. Gallerie Ganesha will exhibit artworks, both paintings and sculptures, by some of the best known names of Indian contemporary art — A Ramachandran, Ganesh Pyne, Jayasri Burman, Jogen Chowdhury, KS Kulkarni, KS Radhakrishnan, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Laxma Goud, Paresh Maity and Neeraj Goswami to name just a few — in miniature format. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Says Shobha Bhatia, Director, Gallerie Ganesha: ‘At a time when the trend is towards monumentality and making a splash, our attempt is to draw the viewer into an intimate dialogue with the artworks in keeping with the Indian tradition of miniature paintings and smaller formats. These cannot be viewed at a mere glance but invite the spectator to a closer look in order to get an insight into the artist’s mind. This collection consists of exhibits by artists who have mastered the art of working on both scales.’ Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAgrees Paresh Maity: ‘Miniatures are like jewels, they are deeply rooted in our history. India has a tradition of miniature art, from Mughal Miniatures to Rajput Miniatures, Kangra School, Pahari School. From the beginning of my career, I have been influenced by miniatures, their colours, dimensions and detailing.’Says artist Neeraj Goswami: ‘Small format or miniature work gives a different high to the painter as well as the viewer. It is more like a spiritual discipline where the artist can easily unite with his true inner self.’ A similar thought process is shared by veteran Sakti Burman who feels that a ‘small painting is like chamber music, delicately played by three or four musicians. Small works generate an intimate relationship between the painter and the viewer.’ Says Neelkant Chowdhary: ‘Small-format paintings are capable of producing a powerful effect. It makes one aware of one’s space as well as the space in the painting. There is something about small-format paintings that has always been intriguing. Their greatest merit is that they usually are the source of idea, the creative drive of an artist that ultimately shapes the final works. It has always taken less time while working on a small format, yet they create same challenges.’last_img read more

Mediterranean diet prevents overeating

first_imgCan’t stop overeating? Adopt a Mediterranean diet as it not only deters overeating but also protects against obesity and liver diseases, suggests a new study. In the study, published in the journal Obesity, the researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine, US compared the effects of a Mediterranean diet with those of a Western diet in non-human primates. “By comparison, the animals on a Western diet ate far more than they needed and gained weight,” said Carol A Shively, Professor of pathology at the varsity. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe researchers found that the animals, following a Mediterranean diet, chose not to eat all the food available to them, which meant they maintained a lower body weight. “What we found was that the group on the Mediterranean diet actually ate fewer calories, had lower body weight and had less body fat than those on the Western diet,” Shively added. The researchers said Western diet was developed by companies that want customers to overconsume their food. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”The Western diet was developed and promoted by companies who want us to eat their food, so they make it hyper-palatable, meaning it hits all our buttons so we overconsume,” “Eating a Mediterranean diet should allow people to enjoy their food and not overeat,” Shively said. The study also found that Mediterranean diet protects against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, known as NAFLD, which is associated with obesity and can cause cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer. For the study, the researchers included 38 middle-aged non-human female primates, who were randomised to either the Mediterranean or Western diet for about 9 years.last_img read more

Autoimmune Disease Therapeutics Market Size to Register USD 153320 million During

first_imgIt offers a quantitative analysis from 2018 to 2025, which is expected to enable the stakeholders to capitalize on the prevailing market opportunities. CHAPTER 3: MARKET OVERVIEW  5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland, KEY BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERS Request for a sample copy of this report @ CHAPTER 5: AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE THERAPEUTICS MARKET, BY APPLICATION Immune system disorders occur due to low activity or over activity of the immune system. By Drug Class: Anti-inflammatory, Antihyperglycemics, NSAIDs, Interferons and Others CHAPTER 4: AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE THERAPEUTICS MARKET, BY FILTER TYPE LIST OF OTHER PLAYERS IN THE VALUE CHAIN (These players are not profiled in the report. The same will be included on request.) Biogen Inc., EMD Serono Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Shire Plc., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. By Country: Contact Us:  call answer Direct:+1-971-202-1575 The profiles and growth strategies of the key players are thoroughly analyzed to understand the competitive outlook of the global market. About Us: Autoimmune disease therapeutics are expected to experience significant market growth during the forecast period owing to early diagnosis of the disease, recent launch of advanced therapeutics, and rise in incidence of autoimmune disease. Furthermore, strong presence of late-stage pipeline drugs such as tocilizumab, baricitinib, certolizumab, secukinumab, etanercept, olokizumab, abatacept, apremilast, PF-06438179, golimumab, ustekinumab, etrolizumab, tofacitinib, and others. On the other side higher cost associated with the advanced therapeutics is expected to hamper the market growth. CHAPTER 6: AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE THERAPEUTICS MARKET, BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL North America: U.S., Canada, Mexico Autoimmune Disease Therapeutics Market Key Segments: The global autoimmune disease therapeutics market is segmented based on drug class, indication, sales channel, and region. Based on drug class, the market is classified as anti-inflammatory, antihyperglycemics, NSAIDs, interferons, and others. On the basis of indication, rheumatic disease, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rare disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and other indications. According to the sales channel, the market is categorized as hospital pharmacy, drug stores & retail pharmacy, and online store. Based on region, the market is studied across North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, and rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Australia, India, South Korea, and rest of Asia-Pacific), and LAMEA (Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and rest of LAMEA). CHAPTER 7: AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE THERAPEUTICS MARKET, BY REGION CHAPTER 8: COMPANY PROFILES Asia-Pacific: China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific The major players profiled in this study include: Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie Inc., Amgen Inc., AstraZeneca plc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis AG, Pfizer Inc and UCB S.A. LAMEA: Chile, Israel, South Africa, Rest of LAMEA CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us. The study provides an in-depth analysis of the market along with the current trends and future estimations to elucidate the imminent investment pockets. By Indication: Rheumatic Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Rare Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Other Indications The global autoimmune disease therapeutics market was valued at $109,833 million in 2017, and is projected to reach $153,320 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 4.2% from 2018 to 2025. Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for. Enquiry Before Buying @ Table of content: By Sales Channel: Hospital Pharmacies, Drug Stores & Retail Pharmacies, Online Stores An autoimmune disease is a condition in which the immune system mistakenly attacks and damages its own tissues. There are more than 80 different autoimmune diseases exist. Some of the common types of autoimmune diseases are rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis, multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), inflammatory bowel disease, and others. Big Market Research adds Autoimmune Disease Therapeutics Market report that gives meticulous investigation of current scenario of the market size, share, demand, growth, trends, companies active in the industry and forecasts for the coming years. A comprehensive analysis of all the regions is provided to determine the existing opportunities. Mr. Abhishek Paliwal Europe: UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe  OR 97220 United States  call answer Toll Free:+1-800-910-6452  email help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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Reflexion Medical Raises 46 Million in Series B Financing

first_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD The Reflexion combination PET-CT Linac, on display at ASTRO 2018.April 18, 2016 — RefleXion Medical, a medical equipment company developing the first biology-guided radiotherapy system for targeted, personalized cancer treatment, announced that it has closed a $46 million Series B round of funding. The financing was led by new investor KCK Group, a family investment fund. Also participating in the round were existing investors Pfizer Venture Investments, Venrock and Sofinnova Partners, RefleXion’s largest shareholder.In conjunction with the financing, Nael Kassar and Greg Garfield from KCK Group will join the RefleXion board of directors. Current board members include Antoine Papiernik, Bill Burkoth, Colin Cahill, Fred Moll, M.D., Jay Watkins, Dr. Samuel Mazin and Akshay Nanduri.Radiotherapy is a non-invasive cancer treatment procedure, often used in conjunction with medical and surgical oncology therapies. In the United States, approximately 1 million patients receive some form of radiotherapy every year. RefleXion’s biology-guided radiotherapy system (BgRT) utilizes both anatomic (computed tomography) and functional (positron emission tomography) imaging data to guide personalized radiotherapy. Delivering targeted treatment based on the patient’s individual biology, PET-CT guided radiotherapy has the potential to deliver a higher dose of therapeutic radiation to cancerous lesions while sparing surrounding healthy tissue.“PET has been an effective tool to help diagnose and stage cancer using a radiotracer to map the higher metabolic activity of cancerous lesions. With this metabolic map, we could track multiple tumors in real time and precisely deliver targeted therapy based on that patient’s individual biology,” said Mazin, co-founder and president of RefleXion and inventor of the company’s core technology.In addition to the potential of improving treatment efficacy for primary lesions and tracking of multiple tumors, the RefleXion biology-guided radiotherapy system may also enable several compelling applications of precision medicine. This may include the use of novel PET tracers to adapt treatment based on relevant biological tumor characteristics such as tumor hypoxia, cellular proliferation, DNA synthesis and genetic markers.Proceeds from the Series B financing will be allocated towards expanding RefleXion’s engineering, regulatory and commercial organizations.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Radiation Therapy | April 18, 2016 Reflexion Medical Raises $46 Million in Series B Financing Financing will support commercialization of the first biology-guided radiotherapy system for targeted, personalized cancer treatment The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. 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News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more 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 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 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 | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Related Content 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 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communicationslast_img read more

12 Visual Studio Code extensions that Nodejs developers will love Sponsored by

first_imgVisual Studio Code might have appeared as a bit of a surprise when it was first launched by Microsoft – why reach out to JavaScript developers? When did Node.js developers become so irresistible? However, once you take a look inside you can begin to see why Visual Studio Code represents such an enticing proposition for Node.js and other JavaScript developers. Put simply, the range of extensions available is unmatched by any other text editor. Extensions are almost like apps when you’re using Visual Studio Code. In fact, there’s pretty much an app store where you can find extensions for a huge range of tasks. These extensions are designed with productivity in mind, but they’re not just time saving tools. Arguably, visual studio code extensions are what allows Visual Studio Code to walk the line between text editor and IDE. They give you more functionality than you might get from an ordinary text editor, but it’s still lightweight enough to not carry the baggage an IDE likely will. With a growing community around Visual Studio Code, the number of extensions is only going to grow. And if there’s something missing, you can always develop one yourself. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s take a brief look at some of the best Visual Studio Code extensions for Node.js developers – as well as a few others… This post is part of a series brought to you in conjunction with Microsoft. Download Learning Node.js Development for free courtesy of Microsoft here. The best Node.js Visual Studio Code extensions Node.js Modules Intellisense If you’re a Node.js developer the Node.js Modules Intellisense extension is vital. Basically, it will autocomplete JavaScript (or TypeScript) statements. npm Intellisense Npm is such a great part of working with Node.js. It’s such a simple thing, but it has provided a big shift in the way we approach application development, giving you immediate access to the modules you need to run your application. With Visual Studio Code, it’s even easier. In fact, it’s pretty obvious what npm Intellisense does – it autocompletes npm modules into your code when you try and import them. Search Node_Modules Sometimes, you might want to edit a file within the node_modules folder. To do this, you’ll probably have to do some manual work to find the one you want. Fortunately, with the Search Node_Modules extension, you can quickly navigate the files inside your node_modules folder. Node Exec Node Exec is another simple but very neat extension. It lets you quickly execute code or your current file using Node. Once you’ve installed it, all you need to do is hit F8 (or run the Execute node.js command). Node Readme Documentation is essential. If 2018 has taught us anything it’s transparency, so we could all do with an easier way to ensure that documentation is built into our workflows and boosts rather than drains our productivity. This is why Node readme is such a nice extension – it simply allows you to quickly open the documentation for a particular package. View Node Package Like Node readme, the View Node Package extension helps you quickly get a better understanding of a particular package while remaining inside VSC. You can take a look inside the project’s repository without having to leave Visual Studio Code. Read next: 5 reasons Node.js developers might actually love using Azure [Sponsored by Microsoft] Other useful Visual Studio Code extensions While the extensions above are uniquely useful if you’re working with Node, there are other extensions that could prove invaluable. From cleaner code and debugging, to simple deployment, as a Microsoft rival once almost said, there’s an extension for that… ESLint ESLint is perhaps one of the most popular extensions in the Visual Studio Code marketplace. Helping developers fix troublesome or inconsistent aspects of code, by bringing ESLint into your development workflow you can immediately solve one of the trickier aspects of JavaScript – the fact it can pick up errors sometimes a little too easily. ESLint will typically lint an individual file on typing. However, it’s possible to perform the action on an entire workspace. All you need to do is set eslint.provideLintTask to true. JavaScript ES6 Code Snippets This is a must-have extension for any JavaScript developer working in Visual Studio Code. While VSC does have in-built snippets, this extension includes ES6 snippets to make you that little bit more productive. The extension has import and export snippets, class helpers, and methods. Debugger for Chrome Debugging code in the browser is the method of choice, particularly if you’re working on the front end. But that means you’ll have to leave your code editor – fine, but necessary, right? You won’t need to do that anymore thanks to the Debugger for Chrome extension. It does exactly what it says on the proverbial tin: you can debug in Chrome without leaving VSC. Live Server Live Server is a really nice extension that has seen a huge amount of uptake from the community. At the time of writing, it has received a remarkable 2.2 million downloads. The idea is simple: you can launch a local development server that responds in real-time to the changes you make in your editor. What makes this particularly interesting, not least for Node developers, is that it works for server side code as well as static files. Settings Sync Settings Sync is a nice extension for those developers that find themselves working on different machines. Basically, it allows you to run the same configuration of Visual Studio Code across different instances. Of course, this is also helpful if you’ve just got your hands on a new laptop and are dreading setting everything up all over again… Live Share Want to partner with a colleague on a project or work together to solve a problem? Ordinarily, you might have had to share screens or work together via a shared repository, but thanks to Live Share, you can simply load up someone else’s project in your editor. Azure Functions Most of the extensions we’ve seen will largely help you write better code and become a more productive developer. But the Azure Functions extension is another step up – it lets you build, deploy and debug a serverless app inside visual studio code. It’s currently only in preview, but if you’re new to serverless, it does offer a nice way of seeing how it’s done in practice! Read next: 5 developers explain why they use Visual Studio Code [Sponsored by Microsoft] Start exploring Visual Studio Code This list is far from exhaustive. The number of extensions available in the Visual Studio Code marketplace is astonishing – you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll find useful. The best way to get started is simply to download Visual Studio Code and try it out for yourself. Let us know how it compares to other text editors – what do you like? And what would you change? You can download Visual Studio Code here. Find out how to get started with Node.js on Azure. Download Learning Node.js with Azure for free from Microsoft.last_img read more

Transat making progress on reducing losses gears up for busy winter season

first_img Travelweek Group MONTREAL — Transat AT Inc. says it has made progress on reducing its losses despite difficult market conditions that include higher fuel prices and currency fluctuations.The Montreal-based travel company says its net loss attributable to shareholders was $8.4 million, or 23 cents per share, in the second quarter of its fiscal year.This is a vast improvement from a year earlier, when Transat had a net loss of nearly $25 million, or 68 cents per share.Revenue was down marginally at $884.3 million, compared with $888.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2016.The promising news comes on the heels of Transat’s winter program launch, which the company is calling its most comprehensive offer of South destinations, all-inclusive packages, all-in-one cruise packages and European holidays.This winter, Air Transat offers direct flights to 36 South destinations from 22 Canadian cities, including two new destinations – Tampa and San Juan from both Montreal and Toronto. In total, Air Transat will offer a total of 145 routes, nine of which are new, such as Santo Domingo from Montreal, and Punta Cana from Ottawa and Kelowna. Moreover, more flights have been added to some of the most popular South destinations from major Canadian cities, including: Punta Cana, Managua, Roatan and Liberia from Toronto; Liberia and San Salvador from Montreal; and Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun from Vancouver.More news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsTransat’s cruise packages continue to win over clients, with inclusions like roundtrip flights with Air Transat and transfers. Clients can add a hotel stay to their adventure at sea, move up their departure date up to 14 days before their cruise, or postpone their return to Canada up to 14 days after their journey at sea, at no extra cost.Europe this winter is extra appealing with packages that include flights, hotels at reduced rates and featuring a kitchenette or offering a number of free meals, transfers between the airport and hotel, and more. Clients can customize their trips by combining flights, accommodations, rental cars and à la carte visits.Direct flights to Lisbon and Porto, Portugal are available year round from Toronto. Transat also offers direct flights between Montreal and Malaga, Spain from January to November, plus one direct flight a week between Toronto and Faro, Portugal from January to April. There are also two direct flights a week between Montreal and Malaga from January to November.More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaThese four routes are available to clients from Montreal and Toronto, thanks to connecting flights between the two cities. Transat also flies to other cities in Europe year round, namely Paris, London, Glasgow and Manchester.Canadians who book their fall or winter Sun vacations by June 30 will benefit from a number of perks, including: a reduced deposit of only $100; Transat’s Price Drop Guarantee for all-inclusive packages; the option to change their travel dates up to three hours before departure; an upgrade to Option Plus for Luxury and Distinction Collection packages; and a $50 future travel voucher. << Previous PostNext Post >> With file from The Canadian Press Thursday, June 8, 2017 Share Transat making “progress” on reducing losses, gears up for busy winter season Tags: Air Transat, New Routes, Profit Report, Transat Posted bylast_img read more