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US France UK in intense discussions with China on Azhar listing at

first_imgWashington: The US, France and the UK are believed to be in intense “good faith” discussions with China to arrive at a “compromise”, including on the language on the UN designation of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, according to people familiar with the matter.On Wednesday, China blocked for the fourth consecutive time a resolution at the UN Security Council Committee on designating Azhar, head of the JeM terror group, as a global terrorist.The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council was moved by France, the UK and the US on February 27, days after a suicide bomber of the JeM killed 44 CRPF soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, leading to a flare-up in tensions between India and Pakistan.If the fresh efforts by the US, France and the UK does not end up in the formal designation of Azhar, the three permanent members are planning to soon move a resolution for his listing in the most powerful wing of the UN which would be preceded by an open debate on the issue, according to people familiar with the matter.India had expressed disappointment over the Chinese stance and the original co-sponsors of the resolution had warned they will consider “other actions” to achieve their goal.While the internal consultations of the Security Council committee remain private, this time several Council members, frustrated at China’s unreasonable stance to protect a terrorist, privately spoke to the media the negative role being played by Beijing.”If China continues to block this designation, responsible member-states may be forced to pursue other actions at the Security Council. It shouldn’t have to come to that,” a Security Council diplomat told PTI on Wednesday in an unusual tough warning to Beijing. In the last 50 hours, it is believed that the original sponsors of the Azhar resolution are having intense “good faith” consultations with China on what many familiar with the matter describe as a “compromise”. This probably means Azhar would be designated as a global terrorist by the UN body, but the language of designation would include a language acceptable to China.China is believed to have suggested “certain changes” in the language of the terrorist designation. The US, Britain and France are believed to be currently looking at the suggestions. It is understood that there is back-and-forth exchange of texts on the matter.The three countries have indicated that they are willing to accommodate Chinese request for changes in the language as long as it does not change the substance of the resolution and it ends up designating Azhar as a UN global terrorist.But unlike in the past, the US, France, Britain and other members of the Security Council are not willing to wait for long to conclude their discussion with China.It is learnt that China has been informed by these countries that they are seriously looking for other options, in particular an open debate followed by a vote on a resolution to designate Azhar as a global terrorist, pretty soon.Not months, not weeks but days. This is the what Beijing has been conveyed.At the same time, officials of the these countries believe that China this time has been much more co-operative than in the past. But in case at any point the three countries get a feeling that China is not doing a good faith negotiation on the “compromise formula” that is being negotiated, they are ready with the other move.China, after its decision to put a technical hold on the resolution, has invited criticism and its stance has also resulted in an outrage in India.Beijing would have to calculate the risk of being isolate globally on the issue of fight against terrorism or signing off to a compromised language that would designate Azhar as a global terrorist, since except China, all other UNSC members supported the resolution.Getting Chinese support to designate Azhar as a global terrorist, at the UN, in any format, would be considered as a terrific accomplishment. The very fact that there has been discussions going on between China and the US, Britain and France, is considered as a positive development.Those familiar with China’s working pattern are still not confident and that’s the reason why they are seriously working on other options including an open debate in the Security Council, where Beijing might find it difficult to defend a terrorist in public.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Congratulates President Trump on US Independence Day

Rabat – King Mohammed VI has addressed a congratulatory message to US President Donald Trump to congratulate him on his country’s Independence Day, which is observed today, July 4.In his cable, the monarch expressed his warm congratulations and sincere wishes to President Trump for health and happiness, and more progress and prosperity to the American people.The King also expressed satisfaction with the historic and solid ties of friendship, mutual esteem, and fruitful cooperation between the two countries. The King has also reiterated his determination to continue to work with the US President to develop the diplomatic ties which will give the Moroccan-American strategic partnership a strong and renewed dynamic.The King also welcomed the strategic dialogue established between the two countries, reaffirming the importance Morocco gives to reinforce consultation and coordination with the US at the bilateral and multilateral levels to serve the supreme interests of the two friendly peoples and consolidate the values of freedom, coexistence, security, and peace in the world. read more

UNICEF launches emergency hepatitis B vaccination campaign in Peru

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched an emergency vaccination campaign against hepatitis B for two ethnic groups in a remote region of the Peruvian Amazon, whose existence could be threatened by a prolonged outbreak of the disease.Local leaders warned that both the Candoshis and the Sharpas, located in the High Amazon, Department of Loreto, could face extinction within 10 to 12 years if preventive action, especially among children, is not taken to staunch an outbreak of hepatitis B. The population of both groups in this region totals only about 3,000.UNICEF said the situation is dramatic, with 145 cases of hepatitis B reported among the Candoshi ethnic group alone in 2001 and approximately 40 deaths registered in 2002. The agency plans to vaccinate 150 newborns of both groups every year and to complete vaccination before their first birthdays. The challenge is to achieve vaccination within 24 hours after birth to avoid contagion directly from the mothers, in what are very difficult geographical conditions. Travel from almost any of the 124 communities to the closest health centre may take up to four days. read more

Toronto stock market turns to close negative on mixed earnings weak data

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Toronto Stock Exchange moved back from earlier gains to close lower Tuesday as traders weighed the impact of mixed North American corporate earnings and weak consumer data.The TSX/S&P composite index lost 8.85 points to 11,980.1, as investor concerns about the European debt crisis extended into another session. The junior TSX Venture Exchange shed 5.26 points to 1,365.77.Investors are focused on the “push and pull” between earnings that are mostly beating analysts’ expectations and a messy macroeconomic situation, said John Stephenson, a portfolio manager at First Asset Investment Management.While earnings may overshadow the wider drama for a time, the positive impact they could have on stocks is likely fleeting, Stephenson added.The June crude oil contract added 44 cents to US$103.55 a barrel, while gold prices ran ahead $11.20 to US$1,643.80 an ounce. Copper prices bounced five cents higher to US$3.67 a pound.The Canadian dollar rose 0.30 of a cent to 101.21 cents US even as traders took in data showing weaker than expected February retail sales and declining consumer confidence.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial index was up 74.39 points to 13,001.56, the Nasdaq index dropped 8.85 points to 2,961.6 and the broader S&P rose 5.03 points to 1,371.97.Stephenson said corporate earnings so far have been pretty good.“We’ve had a pretty good beat rate thus far, at least in the U.S., and I wouldn’t expect Canada to be too far off the U.S.,” Stephenson said.But at the same time, he added, analysts have been knocking down expectations as they take in a slowing macroeconomic growth environment.“With that backdrop, it’s hard to see very strong earnings, so I don’t think there will be much of a lift to stocks through the week, even in spite of what I think will be a pretty good earnings season.”However, economic data rolling in from consumer sectors in North America on Tuesday was not encouraging.Statistics Canada said retail sales slipped 0.2 per cent to $38.9 billion in February, while, the Conference Board of Canada said its consumer confidence index slipped 4.5 percentage points to stand at 75 in April after three months of increases.A similar report from the U.S. Conference Board found its consumer confidence index fell to 69.2 in April, down slightly from a revised 69.5 in March.U.S. data also showed home prices dropped in February in most major U.S. cities for a sixth straight month, a sign that modest sales gains haven’t been enough to boost prices.As consumer spending makes up a majority of both the U.S. and Canadian economies, the weaker data is a major weight on trader sentiment, Stephenson said.“This is one of the big worries, how do you keep the consumer in the game … without the consumer, how do you appreciably grow beyond two per cent?” he said.“It’s definitely a headwind and will be a worry.”In Canadian corporate news, pulp producer Fibrek (TSX:FBK) said it isn’t giving in to a hostile takeover bid by Resolute Forest Products, which still hasn’t secured a majority of its shares.The company, formerly known as AbitibiBowater (TSX:ABH), said Tuesday it holds about 48.8 per cent of Fibrek shares after adding 2.66 million as of Monday. Shares in Fibrek were unchanged at 95 cents, while Resolute shares rose a penny to $12.90.Shares in Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) were up 52 cents at $35.85 as it reported a profit of $218 million, or 37 cents per share. After excluding the impact of debt refinancing and other items, the company earned $504 million or 86 cents per share.Celestica (TSX:CLS) shares were up 49 cents at $8.77 after it reported first-quarter profit of $43.2 million or 20 cents per share, up from $30 million or 14 cents per share a year ago.Shares in Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) added $1.85 to $81.24 after it boosted its earnings guidance for the year Monday after beating analyst forecasts with first-quarter profits that surged 16 per cent to $775 million or $1.75 per share.Meanwhile, rival railway Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP) saw shares rise $1.57 to $75.78 a day after it boosted its dividend to 35 cents from 30 cents amid a fight with its largest shareholder, Pershing Square Capital Management, which is seeking to replace the railway’s chief executive.After the close of markets, Apple said it earned $11.6 billion, or $12.30 per share, in its latest quarter, nearly double the $6 billion, or $6.40 per share, it earned a year ago. Analysts polled by FactSet were expecting earnings of $10.07 per share for the quarter.Meanwhile, Rogers Communications reported a profit of $305 million or 57 cents per diluted share in its latest quarter, down from $335 million or 60 cents per share a year ago. Adjusted for one-time items, Rogers said it earned $356 million in the quarter, down from $423 million in the same quarter last year.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version misstated Teck’s revenue. Toronto stock market turns to close negative on mixed earnings, weak data by Sunny Freeman, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 24, 2012 5:27 pm MDT read more

Womens basketball Newcomers fitting right in for Buckeyes

OSU redshirt sophomore guard Sierra Calhoun (4) turns the corner to drive to the hoop during a scrimmage against Ashland on Nov. 6 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 88-78. Credit: Zach Konno | For The LanternWhenever a team replaces a large chunk of its roster, there is some level of uncertainty. This was the case for the Ohio State women’s basketball team as they were set to debut six new players in the 2016-17 season.Five have seen the court so far, and it’s safe to say that some of the uncertainty can be put to rest. Redshirt junior forward Stephanie Mavunga (transfer from North Carolina) and redshirt sophomore Sierra Calhoun (transfer from Duke) have carved out spots in OSU’s starting lineup. Redshirt junior guard Linnae Harper (transfer from Kentucky) is sitting out this semester due to NCAA transfer rules.True freshmen guards Kiara Lewis and Jensen Caretti, and forward Tori McCoy have helped the Buckeyes off the bench.“I really like our young players,” OSU coach Kevin McGuff said. “You can see the talent that they have, they just need a lot more experience.”Mavunga has led the team in rebounding in each of its first three regular season games. She’s averaged 12.7 points and 11 rebounds per game, and is shooting 60.9 percent from the field. The Brownsburg, Indiana, native can be seen wearing a large brace around her right knee and working with trainers during games, but when McGuff was asked about her health, he took a playful jab at the forward.“She’s getting old I guess,” McGuff said with a laugh. “She looks like me out there trying to play.” Despite shooting just 28.6 percent from the field, Calhoun has contributed 11.3 points per game. She’s shooting a team-high 88.9 percent from the free-throw line.OSU’s trio of freshmen have impressed as well. Leading the way is 5-foot-8 guard Kiara Lewis, who has averaged 6.7 points and four rebounds in 16.3 minutes. She’s shown a good amount of athletic ability and a knack for weaving her way through the opposition and getting the ball to the basket.“Kiki’s got a chance to be a great player here; I think you can see her talent,” McGuff said. “Probably as much as anything, she came from a high school program where they have high expectations … so she really showed up ready and you can see that with how she plays.”Playing significant minutes with a top-ten team as a true freshman may be too tough a task for some, but Lewis hasn’t looked the least bit fazed on the court.“I feel real comfortable,” Lewis said. “I think the leadership on the team is a big key to me feeling comfortable.”McCoy has backed up Mavunga and put up six points and 3.7 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game. She struggled a bit in her first two games, but the forward put up 12 points and grabbed six boards in the Buckeyes’ most recent win against Cleveland State.Caretti has played in two games and tallied a total of 24 minutes. She’s just 1-for-4 from the field with three points thus far, but her athletic abilities are evident. She sees the floor well and is solid as a distributor.Junior guard Kelsey Mitchell has played a large role in welcoming the newcomers. She stepped into more of a leadership role this offseason and is currently enrolled in a leadership course at OSU. Part of her new responsibilities include taking the new Buckeyes under her wing.“It starts with off the court, making sure they feel welcomed and making sure they feel loved,” Mitchell said. “I know for myself, it’s not so much what I do on the court for those guys … It’s just as small as giving them a ride or taking them to get something to eat. You’ve got to make them feel like they’re a part of something. I try to do a good job of that, especially with the freshman, making them feel like we’re sisters.” read more

Toulon scalp the latest highlight in Prendergasts growing career

first_img“TOULON IN TOULON; with the squad and everything they have going on, to win down there was massive.”Grenoble’s 22-21 victory over the reigning Heineken Cup champions was the result of the weekend in France and beyond. Skills coach Mike Prendergast underlined the achievement by mentioning Toulon’s magnificent home record, one which had last seen them lose at the Stade Mayol on the 19th of January, 2013.“It was massive. I don’t think Toulon have been beaten down there in a year and the thing is that they had all their big guns playing as well. I suppose the way it ended up, we defended well.“You could just see from the get-go that the mentality was right and our line speed was there. I thought defensively we frustrated them more than anything. With the score all day, there was just three, six or nine points in it. So we took our points and they took their points. To get an intercept try near the end and hold out in the last few minutes with a bit of pressure is great. We’ve taken a few scalps this year, but to be fair that’s the biggest.”It is certainly the most remarkable victory of Grenoble’s campaign so far, but the fact that they now lie sixth in the Top 14 table  – inside the play-off positions – tells the true story. Wins over Stade Français, Racing Métro and Toulon at home have been the other highlights.Indeed, it is getting to the point where these big results for Grenoble are not quite in the ‘shock’ category anymore; this is a serious outfit. The ability to perform well on the road has been one of the keys to their success. Three wins away from home, as well as three bonus points, have bucked a long-standing French trend.Prendergast points out the importance of Grenoble’s attitude on their travels, a contrast to so many other clubs.“That’s been a really, really positive thing for us. A lot of teams near the bottom or middle of the league look at targeting their home games, but we’ve had a bit of a different mentality here and it’s something that myself and Bernard do drive.”Prendergast arrived at Grenoble last summer from Young Munster. ©INPHO/James Crombie.Another key element to Grenoble’s rise up the table – they finished 11th last season – has been the visible team spirit and passion the players bring to each game. The squad may be lacking in household names, but Prendergast points out that that means “maybe we’ve to work a small bit harder during the week.”The former Munster scrum-half mentions the Grenoble’s “chip on the shoulder” and images of his home province immediately spring to mind. Munster’s Heineken Cup successes in the 2000s were driven by a core of talented players, but all of them admit that bitter attitude was the real key.With 10 games left in the Top 14 season – six of which are at home for Grenoble – the possibility of Heineken Cup qualification is real. Prendergast admits that the Isére-based club had planned for this season with the goal of simply cementing their place in France’s top tier at the forefront of their minds.“I think realistically from the outset, it [our aim] was to maintain our status again this year. But we had a few good early results, and I suppose when that happens it gives you confidence. The way the league has panned out this year, there’s very little between the bottom teams and the top.”You’ve the likes of Oyonnax winning often and we’re still only 11 points off second last. That’s three or four games going against you. I suppose where we are after Toulon does kind of open your eyes to pushing into Europe, which would be great.“I know the players are hungry; we’ve a lot of foreign players here and Heineken Cup would be huge to them, and the French guys.”That Grenoble are at this point is a major credit to the work of the coaching staff led by former France international hooker Fabrice Landreau. Prendergast himself has been a key man in developing Grenoble’s game in his role as skills coach.There have been notably more frequent glimpses of handling ability in Grenoble’s important wins this season, a clear sign of Prendergast’s input. In his first year with a fully professional club after working as Director of Rugby at Young Munster, the 36-year-old is thriving.Such has been his impact, that the one-time Gloucester player will be promoted to the role of backs coach next season. Prendergast claims that fellow Irishman Bernard Jackman – FCG’s defence coach – has been an integral figure in his integration into the club.“Bernard has been a massive, massive help here. Whatever about having one Irish coach, to have two at a French club is great. I owe massive credit to Bernard.Prendergast was playing for the Cookies as recently as March 2013. ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan.“We’ve also got James Hart here from Dublin; we’ve Andrew Farley, who spent six years at Connacht and played for Ireland ‘A’. We’ve Shane O’Leary as well, who I had at Young Munster. There’s a nice little group here.”22-year-old Hart has made impressive strides on the pitch this season, while young O’Leary has featured in the club’s Amlin Challenge Cup campaign and is settling into life in Grenoble well. That Irish core has certainly aided Prendergast’s adaptation, but there was still plenty of pressure on him.Having spent a season with Bourgoin in 2006/07, Prendergast did have some rusty French on arrival, but getting his ideas across to the players and coaches in French was a testing challenge.“[The] first day it was sink or swim. I spent the year here seven years ago, but you’d lose a good bit of it [French]. I did a fair few classes before I came out. They’ll pull you up at times, but it’s something I work hard on.“We do two classes a week, but I’ll probably go to three a week with taking on the backs next season!”Life at the foot of the French alps is sweet for Prendergast after the initial difficulties, with himself, his partner Shona and eight-year-old daughter Emma living in the “quaint French village” of Claix.With the little pocket of Irish natives thriving in Grenoble, will Prendergast be attempting to bring a few more players from these shores over to the Top 14?I don’t think I’d be too popular at home if people started leaving,” he laughs. “It’s just the way it’s materialised with James and Shane.“James came over through Bernard and Shane had played with Canada U20s. He was looking around France and a couple of clubs were interested, including Grenoble. I gave him a good reference, which he deserved.”Prendergast does agree that for young players like O’Leary and Hart, who don’t make the provincial academies, a move abroad can be a good thing, particularly if it means talented young players are not lost to the game.He points out that it can be “tough as well” to uproot and leave behind friends and family, but there are so many positives to joining the growing Irish legion in France. One point that is often missed is how these young men can gain “life experience” as well as furthering their professional ambitions.That’s certainly been an enjoyable element of Prendergast’s time in France so far, alongside the clear progression of his coaching career. There is plenty more to come.Like rugby? Follow’s dedicated Twitter account @rugby_ie >Irishman Prendergast to take over as backs coach at GrenobleHere are all of this week’s Pro12 highlightslast_img read more

Interview Kevin Smith on Man of Steel beards and the future of

first_img 1 2 Of the many discussions that have come from the trailers for the upcoming Man of Steel, shaving company Gillette latched onto the pair of scenes where Clark Kent goes from having a full beard to being the perfectly clean-shaven Superman we all remember. Between the minds of Kevin Smith, Miyam Bialik (of Big Bang Theory fame), Bill Nye (the Science Guy), and Mythbusters Jaime and Adam, a series of short videos were made to offer possible theories as to how Superman managed to remove his Kryptonian superbeard.Kevin Smith’s answer was that Superman shaved using metal from the ship baby Clark Kent rode to Earth in. After all, the metal had to be tough enough to survive the journey here. We took a few minutes of his time for a follow up questions and, in true Kevin Smith fashion, we drifted off to other subjects.Russell Holly: In the original answer to this question, way back when, Superman could use his heat vision to remove the facial hair. You didn’t buy that, and even Clark Kent mentions that the heat vision took longer and longer over time to shave. Based on your answer to this problem, what happens when he runs out of baby spaceship parts to shave with?Kevin Smith: That’s an excellent point. If you think about how vast that craft is depicted, and you think about how many razors you have gone through in the course of your life… what we really need is one of these “we supply razors to dudes” companies and find out what the average is for a man over the course of one year in terms of how many blades they go through. Take that and average it over one lifetime, because who knows how ageless Superman is, so measure it out over one Earth lifetime. Say 80 years, and then do an extrapolation of how many razors that would be, and then kinda stretch it across and see what you get in terms of metallic square footage. Then we could figure out if he ran out of rocket ship material.Russell: Do you want to talk about Man of Steel itself?Kevin: Fuck yeah, I can’t wait man. They haven’t let me see any more of it than anybody else or anything like that, but here in town there are folks who have seen it. All I keep hearing from those people, when an Agent says “people really seem to like this movie” that’s the highest praise you’ll ever get in Los Angeles. Most of the time people are like “everyone fucking hates it, dude” but with this one people can’t hide it. They may have cracked the Superman code again, man. I’m looking forward to it. The trailers make me cry, as much as I can put together about the story I’m there for.The detective work I’ve been able to due just from the trailers and the kids book that come out early about Krypton, I was trying to figure out how much of J.J. Abrams stuff they kept, because in his version the planet was still around. Now they’ve got Zod in a spaceship so it makes you kind of go “wait a sec, is Krypton still alive or what?” because you don’t know enough. We’ll know everything in a couple of weeks but right now that kind of information is missing. The other thing is there’s no Clark Kent with the glasses. I’m betting that by the end of the movie is when he gets his job at the Daily Planet.I like the aspect of Lois chasing him down, trying to find this mystery savior guy. I don’t know how they are going to play the Clark Kent/Superman of it all in this day and age, especially with Lois being an investigative journalist instead of just a columnist or the reporter on the scene that she was in previous incarnations.The moment I look forward to most, more than making my own movie right now, is this little snippet that first showed up in TV spots two weeks ago. Superman is carrying Lois Lane, and it’s the performance on Amy Adams’ face more than anything, where she’s in his arms and she’s looking back behind camera. Something horrible, the worst thing imaginable is happening what looks like mere feet away. The expression that plays on her face is everything you’ve ever thought about as a comic book reader.When some superhero swoops in to save the day, in every comic book I have ever read, that moment is translated on her face. Right then I was like “fuck you take all of my money!” so I really want to see Superman do well.Next page: Kevin Smith on comic books in the digital agelast_img read more

Fair Citys Úna Kavanagh I had a social welfare book called Unmarried

first_img Short URL Mar 8th 2017, 7:30 PM Wednesday 8 Mar 2017, 7:30 PM 2,437 Views Úna Kavanagh Fair City’s Úna Kavanagh: ‘I had a social welfare book called ‘Unmarried Mother’s Allowance” Today, RTÉ will air an all female episode of Fair City, interlacing narratives of strong female characters, writes Úna Kavanagh.center_img Share984 Tweet Email1 By Úna Kavanagh Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 47 Comments I RECENTLY VISITED Robben Island prison in South Africa and was profoundly moved by how the prisoners under shoot to kill policy cared for each other. “Each One – Teach One” rings out in my mind. The mantra of Mandela.Those who could read and write took one prisoner who couldn’t and taught them. They broke lime rock in a quarry day after day.Today those prisoners are professors all over the world.What would it mean to me if I couldn’t read or write? I value my education so much. It gave me such a beginning in life. As a young single mother I struggled, but achieving a BA and MA from The National College Of Art and Design, changed my life and my young daughter’s life in a profound way.It pulled me out of a difficult life and gave me a chance in the world. All children deserve a good education, but in the poorest countries girls are denied it more often than boys.Education is vital for moving out of poverty. Every additional year of school that a girl completes increases her future earnings, which is good for her family, her community and her country.I look at my daughter today. She had the choice of education and holds two degrees. That makes me feel proud and happy. All daughters deserve to get an education.#BeBoldForChange campaign this year for IWD It was not that long ago that a woman in this country couldn’t sit on a jury, as any Irish citizen who sat on a jury had to be property owners according to the 1927 Juries Act, thus excluding the majority of women.Before 1976 they were unable to own their home outright. Our mothers could not collect the Children’s Allowance because in 1944, the legislation that introduced the payment of child benefits to parents specified they could only be paid to the father.Irish women could not choose their official place of residence. Once married, a woman was deemed to have the same “domicile” as her husband. Women could not get the same pay for jobs as men.In March 1970, the average hourly pay for women was five shillings, while that for men was over nine. The majority of women were paid less than male counterparts.The list went on and onYes, while many laws have changed and our rights have been somewhat addressed, there is more, much much more to achieve nationally and internationally. IWD is a day, one day, given to highlight these and many more issues regarding women.In our very recent history the Magdalen laundries in Ireland were still open. 30,000 women were enslaved by the state, and 30,000 families destroyed by it. The last laundry closed its doors only in the 1990s.In the 1980s, I was the owner of a social welfare book called “Unmarried Mother’s Allowance”, and every day I felt the label of a church and a state.The mother and child homes also existed. It could have been me incarcerated.Women in this country, in our lifetime, shamed and blamedOnly in the past few days the names of the children found in the mass burial ground in Tuam were released, because of the tireless work of historian Catherine Corless.We are indebted to her for tearing open this despicable history so now we can remember with respect and dignity the children who lived their short lives in this home. As a woman and mother my heart breaks.This is our country, our shared history, our inheritance of injustices. It is important to keep highlighting and standing in solidarity with women fighting for their own justice.So what now? What needs to be done? As women? As mothers and daughters? For our nation and all?We must keep going as a family in solidarity. On IWD we give voice. We stand. As a movement, a body to challenge the systems of discrimination. Even in small ways.I remember as a 13-year-old, asking my history teacher why all my books were written from the perspective of “he” rather than “she” or “one”.I would read the same set of sentences with the “she” pronoun to demonstrate this and was told to sit down. I went to The National Library to research women in the 1916 Rising because I didn’t believe there was only one.I had an innate curiosity instinctively about discrimination. It still exists, even in the current climate of the arts.Inequality in the artsThe Waking The Feminists movement was created to address the blatant inequities of gender discrimination. Women In Film and Television was launched too. A new commitment came from The Irish Film Board to address gender inequality.MAM (Mothers and makers) was created with particular emphasis on coming together in solidarity with mothers who face challenges working in the arts so they do not become isolated and invisible.Today, RTÉ will air an all female episode of Fair City. This groundbreaking episode interlaces narratives of strong female characters with contemporary challenges. An episode that highlights the complexities of the everyday lives of ordinary women of all ages.This unique episode is a joy to be a part of but also special to me because of the current storyline for Heather. It exposes the challenges that a family face trying to deal with a health service which is failing them, and a very vulnerable woman who is trying to cope with the aftermath of a serious brain injury.Finally, in trying to sum up my thoughts on IWD, I remembered this:“No matter how small the action, we all have ability to make a difference in the life of someone less fortunate,” Nelson Mandela.Úna Kavanagh has a BA and MA from the National College Of Art and Design, Dublin. She has worked extensively across disciplines for over 25 years in her native Ireland, UK, America, France and the Middle East. Her practice ranges from extensive work in theatre, film, television and radio, to her artistic collaborations.Kate Beaufoy: ‘Who cares about the carers? I was a fit fifty when I took on a job of care. I nearly cracked up’>‘I had to come to terms with the fact that at my age, I was unemployable’>last_img read more

Gardaí had already been called to park where club changing rooms set

first_imgGardaí had already been called to park where club changing rooms set on fire ‘four or five times this year’ ‘There’s been a lot of anti-social goings-on in that park and it’s not the safest park.’ By Conor McCrave Scene of the blaze 14 Comments Scene of the blaze Image: Facebook Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email center_img Wednesday 24 Apr 2019, 4:22 PM THE CHANGING ROOMS of a Dublin football club were set on fire on Monday night in an alleged act of vandalism at a park where there has been ongoing reports of anti-social behaviour.Beech Park FC was using two steel containers – one for equipment and another for changing rooms – to accommodate up to ten teams from junior and senior levels who trained weekly.The Beech Park FC teams regularly train in Griffeen Valley Park in Lucan Co Dublin which also accomodates a separate leisure centre and kids playgrounds. On Monday night at around 10pm, the container used as a dressing room was “completely gutted” in a fire believed to have been started by vandals, according to Eamon O’Hara, chair of the club.“People are shocked because if you look out your window at half 10 on a Monday night and all you see is flames coming out and a fire brigade, of course you would be,” he said.“There’s been a lot of anti-social goings-on in that park and it’s not the safest park in South Dublin – we’ve had loads of incidents and called the guards four or five times this year.”After waking up during the night to a message saying the club’s changing room, and what was originally thought to be the storage container too, had been set alight, O’Hara said he assumed that was the end of the football club altogether.“I woke up and the first thing I opened was a photograph of the container burned and smoke coming out of it.“And we just assumed that was us finished because if the one with the storage equipment had gone up we were in serious trouble.”The fire did not catch on to the unit containing the equipment but badly damaged the changing rooms.SupportAs part of a transition year project in school, a number of young students had asked to paint the containers with a mural of the club’s colours and its name, which was also lost to the fire.“It’s just ash and you’re looking at a steel container burnt to the ground and paint melted on it.“Lads from TY asked could they paint over it and I said ‘leave it until July when the weather is warmer and don’t be putting yourself out in the cold’.“But they insisted, so they painted it and it took three of them to do it and now it’s gutted – it was a mural and on the side you could see the name Beeches.”Other rival local clubs have thrown their support behind Beech Park FC and a GoFundMe page has been set up to raise funds – reaching over €500 so far.“It’s been amazing, everyone’s being amazing and supporting us,” O’Hara said.“We have a lot of support from rival clubs in the area and the chair of lucan united is offering their facilities and equipment to get us through.”A Garda spokesperson confirmed they were investigating the cause of the fire.“Gardaí are investigating a fire that occurred at Griffin Valley Park at approximately 10.30pm on monday 23 April,” they said. “A metal container was on fire and Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene and extinguished the fire. No persons were injured.” Apr 24th 2019, 4:22 PM Image: Facebook Short URL 27,121 Views last_img read more

Il y a quarante ans un préhistorien découvrait lHomme de Tautavel

first_imgIl y a quarante ans, un préhistorien découvrait l’Homme de Tautavel L’Arago XXI est un jeune homme, mort il y a 450.000 ans, dans une grotte de Tautavel. Son crâne a été retrouvé il y a tout juste quarante ans, le 22 juillet 1971 lors de fouilles. C’était alors le crâne du plus vieil Européen jamais connu.Découvert il y a quarante ans dans la région, l’Homme de Tautavel est connu sous de nombreux noms. Il est également appelé Homo erectus européen, Homo heidelbergensis ou encore Arago XXI, car il s’agit du 21e fossile humain sorti de la cavité de Caune de l’Arago. Le crâne de cet ancêtre a été exhumé en 1971 par le préhistorien Henry de Lumley, aujourd’hui âgé de 76 ans. En 1964, ce spécialiste avait entrepris la fouille systématique de cette grotte des Corbières connue depuis au moins le XIXe siècle pour être une véritable mine de vestiges et de fossiles.”Nous l’avons trouvé le 22 juillet à 15h00. J’étais dans la grotte. Un des fouilleurs (ils sont deux par carré) m’appelle en me disant qu’il voit une dent. Qu’est-ce que c’est, cette dent ? On constate que c’est une dent humaine. On gratte un peu plus et on voit une deuxième dent humaine, en connexion. Je leur ai dit de chercher un peu à gauche […] et on a trouvé la troisième et la deuxième molaires droites. Après, on a eu le palais”. Dès cet instant, Henry de Lumley a conscience du caractère exceptionnel de cette découverte.Un crâne bien enfoui “C’est un choc émotionnel, bien évidemment”. Mais “d’abord il faut se calmer”, prendre le temps de la photographie, du moulage et du relevé sur plan. Il aura ensuite fallu 20 jours de travail au poinçon et à la fraise de dentiste pour parvenir à dégager le crâne qui reposait sur son sommet, les maxillaires en l’air. Ses caractéristiques sont bien connues depuis : il s’agit d’un crâne bas, au front fuyant et marqué par d’importants bourrelets sus-orbitaires qui comporte de plus, des mâchoires saillantes.À lire aussiPourrions-nous redonner vie aux dinosaures comme dans Jurassic Park ?En premier lieu, le crâne avait été estimé à 200.000 ans. Ce n’est que grâce aux nouvelles méthodes de datation qu’on s’est aperçus que l’Homme de Tautavel était en réalité le plus vieil européen connu de l’époque avec un âge avoisinant les 450.000 ans. Le maire de Tautavel de 1978, Guy Ilary, raconte la joie de l’équipe d’archéologues, de retour au café à Tautavel : “Quand [les fouilleurs] retrouvaient un reste humain, le professeur de Lumley leur payait des glaces. C’est comme ça qu’on l’avait appris dès le premier jour”.D’autres fragments découverts  Il faudra tout de même attendre 1979 pour que soit extirpé le pariétal droit complétant le crâne d’Arago XXI, précise TV5monde. Pour Henry de Lumley, le crâne a pu être fracturé pour prélever le cerveau et se livrer à un acte de cannibalisme certainement plus d’ordre rituel que réellement alimentaire. Depuis, des fragments de 1,8 million et de 1,3 million d’années ont été mis au jour en Géorgie et en Espagne, mais il “reste la seule face d’une époque très ancienne”, dit Henry de Lumley. En privé, “il dit d’Arago XXI que c’est son cinquième enfant”, confie un collaborateur.Le professeur ne sort que très exceptionnellement cette relique et les autres de la chambre forte dans laquelle elles sont conservées, à Tautavel et il le fera à l’occasion des célébrations du 40e anniversaire de cette découverte qui auront lieu de jeudi à samedi.Le 18 juillet 2011 à 14:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Ten Cases of Hand Foot Mouth disease in TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Oct 2015 – The Turks and Caicos Ministry of Health is already with personnel taking classes at the TCI Hospitals on how to detect and cope with Hand, Foot and Mouth disease; the baby viral illness is recorded in Turks and Caicos. Magnetic Media is told there are ten cases in country so far. It was this morning that we reported that Jamaica has recorded as many as 500 cases in 144 of their schools. Hand, food and mouth disease causes fevers and blister-like eruptions on the tongue, inside cheeks and on the skin of infants and toddlers, mainly. The CDC says the disease is highly contagious and while it can happen in older children and adults, HFMD is most common in children under the age of five. The painful sores have no specific treatment and have a life span usually of seven to 10 days with the best way to beat it named as good hygiene. Recommended for you Related Items:Foot & Mouth, hand, ministry of health HOA Opens, slew of Health Bills on Agenda; Key questions to Border Control Minister Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Exercise Design Training Workshop 22nd – 26th February 2016 Consultations on Health & Agriculture launchedlast_img read more

Dengue Fever hits HJ Robinson High

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, TCI, February 21, 2017 – Fifteen students and one teacher are with Dengue Fever symptoms at HJ Robinson High.  Six students have tested positive.The Ministry of Health reported this yesterday and says more cases are pending.  The confirmed Dengue cases are from February 17 – 20.  On the weekend there was a clean up in Grand Turk.Indiscriminate dumping remains a problem; the community clean up was held in Overback, Back Salina and West Road and was jointly sponsored by the TCI Red Cross, the DDME and the Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit.#MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Campbell Shipping recognized by the International Maritime Organization

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 17, 2017 – Nassau – The Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government, presented the International Maritime Organization (IMO) special recognition award to Campbell Shipping Company Limited (“Campbell”), December 14, 2017 at the Ministry’s offices.The award was received by Captain Rajesh Dhadwal, Managing Director/CEO of Campbell Shipping, on behalf of the entire Campbell team of over 400 people on board and ashore.   The award was received for the effort of the crew of CS Caprice who rescued over 510 migrants.   Article 98 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and regulation V/33 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea places duty on ships trading worldwide, to assist those in distress or in danger of being lost at sea.The recent Mediterranean migrant crisis saw one of the greatest movements of displaced persons and caused grave concerns to the lives of migrants crossing the sea in grossly overloaded, unsafe vessels resulting in the loss of thousands of lives.   In the period from January 2014 to December 2015 in the Mediterranean Sea alone, over 1,350 merchant vessels diverted from their intended voyage to rescue over 57,000 mixed migrants in danger of being lost at sea, a number unprecedented in history.CS Caprice, a vessel managed by Campbell shipping, on 22nd October 2014, was called upon for an unprecedented task to rescue 510 migrants, which included men, women and children.   The extraordinary efforts, great skills, courage, professionalism and selfless concerns for others was demonstrated by the Campbell Shipping team to undertake the successful rescue operations without any loss of lives.   After the rescue operations the team of CS Caprice, comprising 20 crew, ensured all 510 migrants were cared for including safety, food and clothing, medical attention for days before they safely disembarked.   The IMO special recognition was issued to commend the Campbell ship and all the team members for their bravery, professionalism and compassion embodying the highest traditions of the sea.CS Caprice rescue operations, to present, remains the largest successful operations undertaken by a commercial vessel in modern history.   In addition to the award, the Secretary General of the IMO, Kitack Lim, sent a communication to the Company, which conveyed the commendation of the IMO Assembly in which he stated “I also wish to take this opportunity to add my own warm appreciation for your remarkable effort, of which you can be rightly proud.   The bravery, professionalism and compassion, embodying the highest tradition of the sea, displayed by all of you are truly noteworthy.”International Maritime Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations based in London.   The IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping.   Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.   The Bahamas is a member of the of the IMO’s executive council.Campbell Shipping is the ship management branch of the Campbell Group of Companies, originally founded and established by Scottish Naval Architect, George T. R. Campbell. The Company maintains its principal office in Nassau, The Bahamas, and operates an office in Mumbai, India.Press Release: BISPhoto Caption:  Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell, right, presented the International Maritime Organization (IMO) special recognition award to Campbell Shipping Company Limited (“Campbell”), represented by Captain Rajesh Dhadwal, December 14, 2017 at the Ministry’s offices.(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

For Puel referee Probert was right

first_imgYesterday the official showed Demarai Gray a yellow card for his goal celebration tribute to the late Vichai SrivaddhanaprabhaLeicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash a week ago.And in the first match since then, the Foxes beat Cardiff City, thanks to a goal by Demarai Gray.The player celebrated by removing his shirt and revealing an undershirt with the words “For Khun Vichai” on it.And he was promptly awarded a yellow card by referee Lee Probert for going against the rules.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…The official was criticized in different social media platforms, but for Leicester manager Claude Puel, he was right to do it.“We played like professionals and it was important for the referee to be professional too,” Puel told Sky Sports.“He knows the rules and it was important for Demi to take this yellow card.”“It was the one time I accepted a yellow card from my player. It was very emotional,” he concluded.last_img read more

1 hospitalized after home catches fire in Fort Lauderdale

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews rushed to put out flames after a home caught fire in Fort Lauderdale.Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene of the fire along Northeast Sixth Avenue and 12th Street, Wednesday.One person was transported to an area hospital in unknown condition.The three residents of the home have since been displaced by the fire.The American Red Cross has stepped in to give aid.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Zomato open to rectifying mistakes appeals restaurant owners

first_imgNew Delhi: Amid an escalating face-off between restaurants and aggregators, online food ordering platform Zomato has said it is open to rectifying its “mistakes” and appealed to restaurant owners to stop their logging out campaign. As many as 1,200 restaurants in several major cities have reportedly delisted themselves from the dine-in programmes of online platforms over “unsustainable” deep discounting offered by the aggregators, saying the table reservation services were hurting their business models. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us Zomato has lost 65 restaurants, which is 1 per cent of the restaurant partner base of its ‘Zomato Gold’ programme. Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal, in a series of tweets, called for truce and sanity. “I am sad that young entrepreneurs (much like me) in the restaurant industry are feeling the pressure to such an extent that they had to launch such a campaign. We set out to create a company which can create a massive impact on consumers, as well as business owners,” he tweeted. Also Read – Abrogation Of Article 370 Carried Out In Inhuman Way: Urmila Matondkar Advertise With Us “Somewhere, we have made mistakes and things haven’t gone as planned. This is a wake up call that we need to do 100x more for our restaurant partners than we have done before.” Restaurants in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Goa, Pune, Gurgaon and Vadodra exited platforms like Zomato, EazyDiner, Nearbuy, MagicPin and Gourmet Passport under a #Logout campaign. Advertise With Us “What’s good for restaurants is good for Zomato. What’s good for consumers is good for Zomato. Finding the right balance and product market fit is the restaurant industry’s problem (and that includes us),” Goyal said. Penning his series of tweets as “thoughts on the restaurant industry’s stand against deep discounting”, he said: “Zomato Gold has been a major hit, but we understand that bargain hunters have also joined Zomato Gold and they are hurting some segments of the restaurant industry very badly.” At the heart of the dispute are the many schemes offered by food aggregator and reservation apps like Zomato, EazyDiner and DineOut, ranging from ‘one-plus-one-free’ to ‘all-you-can-eat’ meals at a price fixed. However, restaurant owners say these deep discounts are becoming unfeasible and ‘undervalue’ their business. Goyal said Zomato is committed to work with the industry. “We are committed to work with the industry and make modifications to Zomato Gold which will result in a win win situation for restaurants and consumers. Just like last year, when we changed some rules around Gold after hearing about the concerns of the restaurant community,” he said. He appealed to restaurant owners to stop the #Logout campaign. “In the interest of consumers, we request restaurant owners, to stop the logout campaign, and have a collaborative discussion with internet aggregators for finding a sustainable way forward,” he said. Urging the restaurant industry to proactively look for ways to reduce operating costs, he said this was necessary “so that eating out becomes more affordable for consumers.” “Our only objective here is to drive the growth of the restaurant industry,” he said. “Take a look at this data – the avg price of a delivery order in India is just about the same as that of China. However, per capita income in China is 4.5x as that of India. It’s important we bring down prices to find sustainable growth in the food sector in our country.” ? National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) President Rahul Singh had previously stated that the #Logout movement started in Gurgaon earlier this week has turned into a nationwide one, reflecting “how restaurants across the entire spectrum have been suffering from the deep-discount epidemic.”last_img read more

Watch a 7foot Lego Diorama of Rey Scavenging a Star Destroyer Take

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Lego Unveils ‘Friends’ 25th Anniversary Central Perk SetThis Tree House Is Lego’s Most Sustainable Set Ever Stay on targetcenter_img Star Wars fans, prepare to have your minds blown. Two very talented MOC builders have teamed up to produce one of the most stunning Lego creations we’ve ever seen.The subject matter: the scene from The Force Awakens where Rey descends into the belly of the shipwrecked star destroyer. The finished build measures a mind-blowing seven feet long. The best part? You can watch it take shape brick by brick.The diorama was a collaboration between Eli Willsea and Grant Davis. They’re both extremely creative, seasoned builders who have cooked up loads of fascinating MOCs. If you’ve got a bit of time to wander down a rabbit hole or two, you really should go check out both their Flickr photostreams.For now, clear two minutes from your busy schedule and check out the video:Total time to assemble the scene, document progress, and produce the video: just over three weeks. That’s a serious time commitment, to be sure, but Davis says it actually came together faster than the duo though it would.The build itself is stunning, and the atmosphere that Willsea and Davis created is the icing on the cake. They used a smoke machine and a few well-placed lamps to recreate the scene from the movie. Here’s what Rey’s descent looked like in the film:They did a remarkable job. From the shafts of light to the derelict TIE fighters and Lamba shuttles peeking out from the drifting sand, this massive MOC is a truly sight to behold.With any luck this won’t be the last time we see Willsea and Davis team up on a build. Just doing some quick math, I figure they ought to be able to whip at least 17 more over the next year. Seems reasonable enough…last_img read more

Beauty in creativity

first_imgThe ability to get inspired by your surroundings and to be able to see depth and beauty in everything is what true art is about. Thus, art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate. And it is only an artist who sees beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art. “Somewhere over the rainbow” by self taught artist Keerti Raj is one such exhibition that shows the beauty in the mundane. A pediatrician and mother of two, Keerti Raj says, “In youth being a doctor, a mother, a wife and then a house maker, time flew for me and created a vacuum in my life. The period of bringing up both my daughters had taken up all my time. But now the free time I had craved for then had started weighing heavily on my hands and mind. My growth as an artist has been possible only due to the constant encouragement and mentoring by Mr Jitendra Padam Jain, who has been my guiding light. I now feel and know a sense of purpose and direction in my life. Self-expression – which had been dormant for the better part of my life has finally found an outlet. My confidence grows with each new canvas and I have a new identity – an artist.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfReferring to her work Keerti Raj says, “My world is a land of exquisite beauty, blazing warmth, vibrant nature and myriad hues. As you walk among the exhibits, different shades will immerse your senses and leave you gratified by the end. An artist is a receptacle of emotions that he/she has absorbed with the passage of time. Elements like the sky, the earth, living beings, a single scrap of paper, an ephemeral shape or the dance of waves contribute to accomplish the right balance. There are no fixed rules to follow. The artist’s horizon is limitless.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”Somewhere over over the Rainbow” is being presented by Gallery Sree Arts founder and Managing Director Jitendra Padam Jain from January 20 to 25 at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. He is assisted by Annkush B Sharma. The exhibition will also see the inauguration of the annual calendar of Gallery Sree Arts showcasing the artworks of Keerti Raj.last_img read more

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first_img Related Content January 15, 2009 – Society of Nuclear (SNM) will devote its annual Molecular Imaging Summit to introducing the new SNM Clinical Trials Network, Feb. 8–9, at the Hilton Clearwater Hotel, Clearwater, FL.In part, the program will explain requirements of participation in the Clinical Trials Network, which was designed to facilitate cost-effective drug development through the integration of imaging biomarkers into phase 1, 2, 3 and 4 therapeutics clinical trials. In addition, the workshop will explore key issues involved with imaging participation in multi-center trials.The goal of SNM’s Clinical Trials Network is to bring together the pharmaceutical industry, the imaging community, biomarker manufacturers and regulatory agencies and provide them with processes, standards and protocols to streamline the use of imaging in the development and testing processes for new pharmaceuticals. The use of imaging in clinical trials can help pharmaceutical developers determine earlier in the development process whether a new product is clinically promising – accelerating the development of these promising drugs and eliminating those without apparent patient benefit. However, including these investigational imaging biomarkers in clinical trials for investigational therapeutics poses challenges for a drug development company, including a lack of standardized imaging methods and challenging regulatory approval or paperwork requirements for the imaging biomarker.Several discussions between FDA and SNM have surfaced on this issue of limited harmonization of imaging protocols between multiple imaging centers. The use of a consistent methodology and protocol is key to quality data generation and ultimate FDA approval of investigational therapeutics.The workshop will give members of the molecular imaging community an overview of the network and specific steps that participating imaging sites can take to ensure that they are qualified for participation in therapeutic clinical trials. Speakers from the FDA, National Cancer Institute, pharmaceutical development industry and the imaging community will share their thoughts on specific needs for imaging biomarkers in drug development and the unique issues involved with incorporating imaging into multi-center clinical trials.This comprehensive workshop will be held immediately after SNM’s Mid-Winter Educational Symposium. It is slated to include presentations and discussions about: methods and short-comings of current drug development practices; the potential for imaging biomarkers in multi-center clinical trials; the role of the Clinical Trials Network in drug development; and fundamentals of participation in this network. SNM will discuss the specific goals and detailed plans of the Clinical Trials Network, including the roles and responsibilities of participation in network imaging and manufacturing registries, the phantom program and the 2009 F-18-fluorothymidine (FLT) demonstration project. Representatives from drug trial sponsors will discuss the specific needs for imaging in multi-center clinical trials.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. 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Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read morelast_img read more

Peasant Restaurant named best overall in Brisbane at the 2011 Savour A

first_imgSource = Peasant Restaurant Brisbane’s Peasant Restaurant, famed for its authentic Spanish menu with nods to the wine and tapas bars of Barcelona, Seville and Madrid via Buenos Aires, was last night named Brisbane’s Best Overall Restaurnt as well as winning Best Speciality Restaurant at the 2011 Savour Australia™ Awards for Excellence, hosted by Restaurant and Catering Queensland. After beating out some of Brisbane’s leading names in Tukka Restaurant at West End, Libertine also at Paddington, Alegria Bistro Bar in Milton and five others for Best Speciality Restaurant, Peasant was then given the judges choice award as Best Overall Restaurant. Peasant owner Jamie Webb said while it was certainly wonderful to be recognised, he paid tribute to his team of chefs, wait staff and behind the scenes people who make Peasant the experience it is. “What gives us pride is the thanks we get every night and every day from happy customers, that’s why we are in this business.” Peasant Restaurant is famed for its authenticity of menu, wine list (this has quietly morphed into one of the best in the country for Spanish, Portuguese and Argentinian wines) and setting – long shared wooden tables, graffiti covered ceilings, walls of wines, a smokey-wooden interior, and a great sense of ‘family’ from the wait staff.  The menu is changed seasonally to incorporate the freshest and best produce, with new dishes starring on the daily specials board and in them menu proper. Lunch is now served from Wednesday to Friday, alongside Sunday’s hugely popular lunch (12noon to 4pm), and dinner is served every night.last_img read more