Herpes virus claims another elephant life at Odisha’s zoo

first_imgAnother elephant died of suspected Herpes virus infection in Odisha’s Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP), a leading zoo of the country on September 19, taking the elephant death toll in the zoo to three in less than a month.“Sub-adult elephant, Kamala, has succumbed to the disease while undergoing intensive treatment for elephant herpes virus at Nandankanan on Thursday,” NZP authorities said.“Unfortunately, proven healing medicine is not available for this disease. She was born on August 1, 2013 and brought to the zoo from Orissa veterinary College on November 22, 2013. Now, Nandankanan is left with five female elephants including 2 sub-adults,” they said.The lone male elephant had died in the zoo on Sunday after being infected by the virus. The postmortem report revealed that the death was due to acute haemorrhagic disease caused by Endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV), a fatal infection found in captive as well as wild elephants for which there is no vaccine available. The first elephant had died on August 27.The death came as a shock as the zoo authorities had isolated all elephants and the infection spreads when an infected elephant comes in physical contact with healthy ones. When infected, symptoms such as reduced appetite, nasal discharge and swollen glands in both side of face surface. The platelet counts of the elephants also drop considerably. The zoo authorities are following advice of veterinarians of Centre for Wildlife Health at Orissa University of Agriculture Technology and other experts in the State to deal with the Herpes attacks. The remaining five elephants are being closely monitored and anti-viral doses are being administered, sources said.last_img read more

Hopman Cup: Australia ease past Canada in opener

first_imgAustralia began their Hopman Cup campaign on a winning note against Canada, with Daria Gavrilova overcoming Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets. Thanasi Kokkinakis though was made to work harder against Vasek Pospisil.Gavrilova gave the hosts a flying start in the round robin stage of the eight-nation mixed team event, beating former world number five Bouchard 6-1 6-4 at the Perth Arena.”I was telling myself ‘this is a good test, you’re going to have to do this so many times all year,'” revealed Gavrilova to the tournament website  (hopmancup.com), who is targeting to finish 2018 within the Top 20. The nimble-footed Australian raced to a 5-0 lead in the opener but faced more of a challenge in the next, despite claiming the first three games of the second set against the Canadian.A well deserved and hard-fought win for #TeamAustralia’s @TKokkinakis.Stay tuned for the doubles �??️ #HopmanCup pic.twitter.com/kD3pKDHyd0- Hopman Cup (@hopmancup) December 31, 2017Gavrilova held firm as Bouchard mounted a comeback attempt, saving three break points at 3-2 before sealing the straight-sets victory.”The first set was great but I definitely felt some nerves at the end. I was going for it all too much. It bodes well and it was nice to win again,” the world number 25 told reporters.”I was very happy with the start. I was very physical from the beginning, made it tough for her out there from the very first point.”Kokkinakis needed to take a longer route for his 6-4 3-6 6-3 triumph.advertisement”It’s amazing to be back. I played as a reserve here when I was 16. Missing my last two Australian Opens with injury has been pretty shattering, but I’m psyched to be back on the Aussie hard courts,” Kokkinakis told the tournament website.”It’s unbelievable here, it’s been a good start today,” he added.After dropping the opener, Pospisil dug deep to force a decider and went toe-to-toe with the Australian until the sixth game when he staved off three break points before Kokkinakis capitalised on the fourth to make the vital breakthrough.The Canadians went on to win the dead rubber doubles. Bouchard and Pospisil defeated Gavrilova and Kokkinakis 4-3(1) 4-3(4).(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

N.Y. Islanders Nip Coyotes, 1-0

first_imgGLENDALE, Ariz. — The way the New York Islanders begin their five-game trip out West, finishing it with three straight wins was quite rewarding.Frans Nielsen scored the lone goal with 2:31 left in the third period, Jaroslav Halak made 19 saves, and the Islanders held on for a 1-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Nov. 8.“I came in late to the offensive zone and just kind of sneaked in there trying to find an open spot,” Nielsen said. “It was great to see it go in.”The Islanders (9-5) capped of the trip with an effort that included 16 blocked shots and five killed penalties. Arizona (6-7-1) had its three-game winning streak snapped.New York went 0 for 3 on its power plays. The Islanders’ penalty-killing unit is 9-for-9 in the past two games, including a Nov. 6 win over the Los Angeles Kings.New York dropped the first two games of its road swing: 5-0 at Colorado on Oct. 30, and 3-1 at San Jose on Nov. 1, then won at Anaheim, Los Angeles and Arizona.“I told the guys they probably deserved better on this trip,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. Capuano said the penalty killing was about attention to detail.“It was about good sticks, getting in lanes to deny them to get pucks to the net, having to sacrifice to block shots when you need to block them,” Capuano said.Nielsen took a centering pass from Mikhail Grabovski, who had worked the puck behind the net, and fired a shot under goalie Mike Smith’s glove. Things got more hectic as the seconds ticked down.The Coyotes got a late power play and pulled Smith in the final 90 seconds, but were unable to force overtime with a two-man advantage. Smith finished with 31 saves.Smith, who struggled at the start of the season, has stopped 152 of 162 shots in his last five games.“We found a way to keep ourselves in it,” Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. “We just needed somebody to make that play, to make that difference. Unfortunately, they got it at the end.”Both teams had a power play in the closing minutes of the second period that produced several opportunities, but Smith and Halak were up to the task.Smith turned and spread his legs to knock away John Tavares’ attempt at a far-post shot at close range with just under two minutes left in the period.Each team killed off power plays in the first, too, and Smith made 11 saves overall in the period. Smith deflected a short-handed breakaway attempt by Cal Clutterbuck early in the third period.“They blocked a lot of shots,” Coyotes forward Sam Gagner said. “They paid the price to win.”(JOSE M. ROMERO)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Punjab Board PSEB 12th Result 2019 to be out today! Check PSEB Class 12th results @ pseb.ac.in

first_imgPunjab Board PSEB 12th Result 2019 to be out today! Check PSEB Class 12th results @ pseb.ac.inThe Punjab School Education Board, PSEB will declare the results of Class 12th board examination 2019 today, May 11 on the official website, the link for which is pseb.ac.in .advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 11, 2019UPDATED: May 11, 2019 08:27 IST Punjab Board PSEB 12th Result 2019 to be out today! Check PSEB Class 12th results @ pseb.ac.inPSEB 12th Result 2019: The Punjab School Education Board, PSEB will declare the results of Class 12th board examination 2019 today, May 11. All the candidates who appeared for the Punjab Board PSEB 12th examination can check their scores on the official website, the link for which is pseb.ac.in . This year, nearly 3 lakh candidates appeared for the Punjab Board Class 12 examination in the state.Punjab Board PSEB 12th Result 2019: List of websites to check scorepseb.ac.inexamresults.netpunjab.indiaresults.comresults.gov.inPunjab Board PSEB 12th Result 2019: How to checkGo to the official website, pseb.ac.inClick on the ‘PSEB 12th Result 2019’Enter all the required details in the prescribed formatClick to submitResults will be displayed on the screenDownload and take print out of the same for future usePunjab PSEB Class 12 Board Exam 2019:Moreover, this year, the Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) revised the exam datesheet of Class 12 vocational and commerce group exams. The Punjab board exams were conducted in different shifts.For theoretical exams, all the board students were given extra 25 minutes to read the question paper in addition to the three hours.Further, the candidates from the PwD category were given the facility of a scribe and an additional 20 minutes.Punjab PSEB Class 12 Result 2019: Last year result dataIn 2018, the Punjab board class 12 exams began on February 28 and continued till March 24 while the class 10 board exams were held from March 12 and concluded on March 31.Further, the overall pass percentage of Class 12 students stood at 65.97 per cent. Out of the 3, 00,417 students who had appeared for PSEB Class 12 Board exam in 2018, 198,199 successfully passed the exam in the state.advertisementPunjab Board Class 12 Topper 2018:This year, Puja Joshi of Ludhiana has topped the board examination by getting 98 per cent.List of other toppers:Vivek Rajput: 97.55 per centJasnoor Kaur: 97.33 per centPunjab Board Class 12 Result 2018: Sports category toppersPrachi Gaur: 100 per centPushwinder Kaur: 100 per centMandeep Kaur: 99.56 per centPass percentage:Pass percentage for open school: 40.07 per centOverall pass percentage: 65.97 per centPass percentage girls: 78.25 per centPass percentage boys: 60.46 per centAbout the board:The Punjab School Education Board came into existence through a legislative enactment in November 1969 for the development and promotion of school education in the state of Punjab. In 1987, the Vidhan Sabha amended the Board’s Act to grant it autonomy.The scope of Board’s functions is very wide and covers almost every aspect/stage of school education.Read: PSEB Class 10 topper and Ludhiana driver’s daughter Neha Verma with 99.54%, says studying is her hobbyGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byApoorva Anand Tags :Follow PSEB 12th Result 2019Follow PSEB 12th class resultsFollow PSEB 12th Result todaylast_img read more

Canso Causeway Traffic Advisory

first_imgCANSO CAUSEWAY: The Canso Causeway is reduced to one lane and motorists should expect delays up to 5 minutes. A Department of Transportation and Public Works vehicle is escorting traffic due to heavy winds and blowing snow. Normal two-way traffic will resume when conditions improve. Local Area Office: 902-625-4050 Fax: 902-625-0763 -30-last_img

69 of Moroccans Support Separation of Religion from Politics

Rabat – 69 percent of  Moroccans support the idea of separating religion and politics, according to the 2016 Index of Arab Public Opinion, conducted by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies.The findings of the index’s survey of 18,310 interviewees from 12 Arab countries shows that the number increased slightly since 2015, when the number reached only 66 percent, but overall shows a decrease from 2011’s 71 percent.Following the comparison of opinion poll’s findings between 2016 and the past few years, the index shows that the supporters of religious-political separation in the Arab World increased from 47 percent in 2011 to 56 percent, including Morocco, which was led by an Islamist political party, the Justice and Development Party, over the past five years. The index’s chart shows that in four countries out of twelve, the majority of the population refuses to allow religion to interfere with political issues.The findings also show that 56 percent of Tunisians, led by a secularist part since it’s independence in 1956, are opposed to the idea of separating religion from political affairs.The questionnaires addressed public confidence in Arab governments; attitudes to religion and the role of religion in the public sphere; the general political and economic circumstances of Arab citizens; and the Arab publics’ attitudes to the foreign relations of their home countries. read more

Apple revamps TV app for direct subscriptions to channels

NEW YORK — Apple users will be able to subscribe to HBO, Showtime and a handful of other channels directly through Apple’s new TV app, bypassing the need to download or launch a separate app.The new capabilities available Monday come ahead of Apple’s plan to offer its own original shows, including ones from Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg. Those shows will be part of an Apple TV Plus subscription coming later this year for a yet-to-be disclosed price.Hulu and Amazon already offer premium channels as add-ons to their regular subscriptions, and both have original shows. Apple is trying to catch up on streaming video to make up for a slowdown in iPhone sales.The Associated Press

Ban calls on world parliamentarians to support MDGs and disarmament efforts

“Parliaments, at their best, embody the principles of dialogue, democracy and the rule of law, which are inextricably tied to reconciliation and good governance,” the Secretary-General said in a message delivered today by Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) at the IPU Assembly underway in Bangkok, Thailand. Quoting the opening words of the UN Charter, “We the People,” Mr. Ban said today that parliaments and the UN share a common responsibility to strive for the betterment of lives for people, particularly the most vulnerable. In pursuit of this goal, the Secretary-General called on IPU members to help achieve the eight universally accepted MDGs before the 2015 deadline. “Parliaments provide the enabling national legislative framework for achieving the MDGs. You are also at the forefront of fighting for improved livelihoods and access to basic services.” Ways to accelerate progress will be the main theme of the MDG Summit hosted by Mr. Ban at the General Assembly High-Level debate in September in New York. On nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, the Secretary-General asked the IPU for its support to ensure success in May at the Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, whose members include five nuclear powers – also the five permanent members of the Security Council – China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Secretary-General also called for the IPU”s efforts to support climate change, saying parliamentarians can provide the foundation for building a green economy. “While the private sector will be a big part of the picture, parliaments can produce legislation that establishes incentives for innovation, promotes investment in clean technologies and renewable energy, and develops national plans and goals.” Mr. Ban noted the challenges parliamentarians face, including lack of sufficient resources and expertise, and constitutional dominance or manipulation of the executive. Noting the IPU Assemy’s theme of political reconciliation and governance, Mr. Ban said it reflects the keen insight that elections are not, by themselves, enough to make a democracy. He noted that the UN was working with parliaments to strengthen “the quality of governance after the ballots has been counted” in Afghanistan, Burundi, Timor-Leste and Nepal, where the UN Mission there (UNMIN) helped Nepalis achieve their long-held vision of establishing “a Constituent Assembly that is representative of the country”s ethnic and religious mosaic.” 27 March 2010Given the common goal of the United Nations and parliaments worldwide to strive for a better future, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for strong cooperation with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), disarmament and clean energy. read more

Kosovo UN mission chief holds constructive talks with top Serb official

During the meeting, the two men saw representatives of the families of the missing from Gracanica and discussed ways to establish the truth about the whereabouts of all those who were still missing.On the question of detainees, Mr. Haekkerup raised the question of the Kosovo Albanians still detained in Serbia, while Mr. Covic expressed concern about the Serbs held in detention in Kosovo. Mr. Haekkerup agreed that if there were genuine grounds to review any of these cases, this would be done in accordance with normal judicial process.According to UNMIK, Mr. Haekkerup and Mr. Covic agreed on the need to encourage a higher participation in registering for the November 17 elections by Kosovo Serbs and internally displaced people in Serbia.Meanwhile, the KFOR international security force continued to patrol the border with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and interdict the movement of people and weapons, according to the force’s spokesman. KFOR spokesman Roy Brown told a press briefing that the force was maintaining a “strong presence” along the border – a policy that had resulted in the detention since last Friday of 149 suspected members of the ethnic-Albanian National Liberation Army (NLA) who had illegally crossed into Kosovo.”We have no intention of allowing these people to utilize Kosovo as a safe haven or as a hiding place for their weapons,” he said. read more

Mason Jobst scores in overtime to push Ohio State mens hockey into

OSU freshman forward Mason Jobst (26) during a game against Michigan on March 6 at Nationwide Arena. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorIt took extra time and a fortunate bounce off the opposing goalie, but the Ohio State men’s hockey team came out victorious in its first-round matchup against the Michigan State Spartans in the Big Ten tournament.Freshman forward Mason Jobst scored in overtime to seal the 4-3 victory and continuation of OSU’s season for at least one more night.The Thursday night showdown at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, was the third consecutive match between the two schools.The Buckeyes got off to a dream start when freshman forward John Wiitala put the puck past Michigan State senior goaltender Jake Hildebrand just 38 seconds into the match. The Minnesota native collected the puck from sophomore forward Matthew Weis and fired home with a wraparound effort.A physical first period would also end with a Buckeye goal. Freshman defenseman Tommy Parran doubled the lead for the Scarlet and Gray with just over a minute remaining in the period. A shot from junior defenseman and first-team All-Big Ten defenseman Josh Healey took a deflection, and the puck fell to his defensive partner.The Spartans got on the board in the early minutes of the second period. A midrange effort from junior forward Joe Cox found its way past OSU junior goaltender Christian Frey to cut the Buckeyes’ lead in half. Senior forward Matt DeBlouw would then equalize for the Spartans with a power-play goal around halfway through the period.Another penalty left OSU shorthanded once again in the period, and the Spartans once again took advantage. Senior forward and captain Michael Ferrantino deflected a shot from freshman defenseman Zach Osburn past Frey, giving the Spartans their first lead of the night.That lead was not long-lived, as Weis tied it up at 3-3 three and a half minutes into the third period. That would be the final goal in regulation, and the two sides would go to overtime for the third straight game, where Jobst gathered a deflection off Hildebrand and put it into the net for the win.With the victory, the Buckeyes advance to the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament and are scheduled to face off with No. 1 seed Minnesota on Friday at 8:30 p.m. read more

Bucks launch life in new lacrosse league

The title of “champion” often instills a sense of excitement, passion and determination in athletic teams competing in major tournaments.With the new final four tournament approved by the Eastern College Athletic Conference Lacrosse League for 2011, the winner will not only earn the title of league champion, but also an automatic bid to the Division I NCAA Tournament.ECAC Commissioner Rudy Keeling announced that after a majority league vote at the ECAC convention meeting from last summer, the inaugural championship tournament will run May 6 through 8, 2011.This year, Ohio State joined the league along with Denver, Air Force, Quinnipiac and Bellarmine universities. Hobart College and Loyola University in Maryland joined in 2005 and Fairfield University in 2006.Initially undecided between 2011 or 2012, league representatives and ECAC committee members dubbed ‘11 as the more opportune time to start the tournament, Keeling said.“We were [originally] waiting for ESPN to see what kind of package they could get,” Keeling said about the decision. “Because it was the middle of football season, we didn’t get the response we wanted from them.”The motivation for the tournament stems from a desire to promote teams within the league and qualify more teams for the NCAA Tournament each year.“We feel… that we have a strong league. We want to enhance our teams’ chances of getting more than our automatic qualifying team into the NCAA tournament,” Keeling said. “And to do that we thought if we played a league tournament we had a better chance of improving our power rating and also coming up with a second team that might make it to the NCAA Tournament.”Keeling said “it’s an opportune time” to brand the league and get together the best teams for public exposure. Having scores and games broadcast, along with the pull of a tournament crowd, would help make the league “more nationally known,” he said.For a school like OSU, exposure of its men’s program will help generate a larger national reputation and solidify its rank among the elite.U.S. Lacrosse President and CEO Steve Stenersen said the benefit of the tournament will provide dual incentives for U.S. Lacrosse and OSU.“I think Ohio State just in being Ohio State… being a good lacrosse program, will enhance our league,” Stenersen said. “And our league is one of the better leagues in the country, so we will enhance the Ohio State lacrosse brand. I think both entities bring something to the table.”Stenersen said since the NCAA went to automatic qualifiers, league play has meant a lot to teams across the country.Although initially an unpopular decision, it was a “visionary and strategic step” that enabled an opportunity for schools that otherwise would not have made it to the tournament as quickly or at all, Stenersen said.Qualifiers “will allow schools that were not part of the rich… to shoot for something. They’ll really have something to play for,” Stenersen said about teams that are not big-name lacrosse schools like Syracuse or Johns Hopkins.Denver University coach Bill Tierney said with a limit of about 17 contests, from scrimmages to fall ball to season games, the tournament will also help with strength of schedule and power-ranking levels.“What the tournaments do, they actually give you two extra games. If you win the first one, they give you two extra games against good opponents,” Tierney said. “So even if you lose the second one, it gives you more strength of schedule and rating percentage index points.”For teams that play early in the year and lose, their chance of winning is significantly decreased without a tournament.“[If] you don’t have a chance in winning your league because you don’t have a strong enough schedule, you’re not going to get into the NCAA Tournament,” Tierney said. “It’s almost like by the end of March some teams knew they were done with. So with having a league tournament it gives them a second time to play that team another time.”He said that the ECAC tournament is a second chance to get a shot at that automatic qualifier for some teams who normally would not get the chance.“Bellarmine doesn’t have to beat Virginia or Syracuse or Hopkins, or more historically dominant teams. All they need to do is win it in their league championship,” Stenersen said. “That breathes life into a program.”Stenersen also believes the league and the new tournament help promote the game of lacrosse more effectively.“It creates another great opportunity to showcase a high level of the sport in another zip code in the country,” Stenersen said. “So from a promotional standpoint, it’s terrific.”With non-revenue sports at risk at Division I football colleges due to budget cuts and Title IX requirements, some varsity lacrosse teams across the country have been downgraded to club level or eliminated all together, Stenersen said.“When you’re a big time football school in this day and age, you’re usually not looking for more large men’s team sports opportunities to elevate to varsity,” Stenersen said. “What you’re looking to do is you’re looking for more women’s sports opportunities to bring your ratio of athletic opportunities to where it needs to be.”Stenersen credited OSU’s athletic program for being a leader in managing women’s opportunities and maintaining a multitude of varsity programs.“They weren’t one of the institutions that took the easy way out and axed men’s sports to fund women’s sports,” Stenersen said. “It really is a shot in the arm for D1 men’s lacrosse when athletic budgets continue to be strained and lacrosse programs are demoted.”Keeling said the league is excited to have OSU this year, along with the other four teams, because it helped expand the borders of the league.“The ECAC this year is probably the most geographically diverse [league],” Stenersen said. “It has teams all the way from Connecticut to Colorado.”The school that places first in the 2010 ECAC Lacrosse League will earn the right to host the 2011 inaugural tournament. The site of the 2012 tournament will be determined through a bid process.The NCAA will still invite the top 16 teams from Division I programs to make up the championship tournament each year. The regular season winners who may fare poorly in a conference tournament typically receive one of the 16 NCAA bids.But for the schools outside of traditional lacrosse dynasties, the new league tournament will be an opportunity to compete with the best of the best. read more

Schools that kick out unruly pupils to boost league table position face

Damian Hinds says he is prepared to change the law in order to crack down on schools with high numbers of expulsions Mr Hinds said that he supports teachers who have to make difficult decisions about their pupils, since one student’s disruptive behaviour has an impact on the whole class. But he said that expelling children from schools should “only ever be a last resort”. Schools which kick out unruly pupils to boost their league table position will be held to account, the Education Secretary has said.Damian Hinds has warned that he is prepared to change the law in order to crack down on schools with high numbers of unfair expulsions.There has been a rise in permanent exclusions in recent years, amid concerns that teachers are using them to get rid of students who they fear will drag the school’s results down.Between 2006/7 and 2012/13, the number of permanent exclusions reduced by nearly half. However, since then it has increased and over the past three years it has risen by 40 per cent.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––A Home Office report published earlier this year warned that school expulsions could be fuelling a rise in crime among children.Experts said teenagers who are kicked out of school are more vulnerable to getting caught up in gang violence and county lines drug operations.Research conducted by The Telegraph has shown that in areas where school expulsions are high, rates of crime recorded among young people are also higher.The number of children found in possession of a knife or offensive weapon has risen by 65 per cent in the last four years alone. Haircut and uniform violations are being punished by schools as severely as drug and weapons under “zero tolerance” policies , according to a report published earlier this year by the education select committee. Ahead of a roundtable discussion on alternative provision at the Centre for Social Justice on Wednesday, he added: “I want to be clear that holding schools to account for the pupils they place in alternative provision and permanently exclude is not off the table.”But being excluded should never be at the cost of a child’s education. No matter the obstacles they may face or the backgrounds they’re from, we want our young people to receive an education that fosters ambition and a confidence in their abilities.” Mr Hinds also said alternative provision – for children who are deemed too disruptive for mainstream schooling – must deliver a better quality of education.In April the Government launched a review, led by the former Children’s Minister Ed Timpson, to look at how exclusions are used and why certain groups are disproportionately affected. This review is expected to conclude early next year.MPs have warned that pupils are being “punished needlessly” for minor offences under strict behaviour codes and this is fuelling the escalating number of expulsions across England.  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. Damian Hinds says he is prepared to change the law in order to crack down on schools with high numbers of expulsions “Zero tolerance” behaviour policies have become a popular among headteachers as they seek to instill discipline and improve results. But such policies have been criticised by MPs who say they are leading to more students being temporarily or permanently excluded from school.The committee found that the rise in “zero tolerance” behaviour policies “is creating school environments where pupils are punished and ultimately excluded for incidents that could and should be managed within the mainstream school environment”.MPs said schools should be given incentives to be more inclusive, and urged minister to issue guidance for schools, reminding them of their responsibilities towards children. read more

National HRT shortage leaves 200000 menopausal women suffering as experts warn alternatives

Around 2.5million prescriptions of HRT, which can be administered as patches, pills or gels, are made every year in England.Women using HRT have written about their experiences of the shortage on a Facebook group called The Menopause Room.  One wrote that they had “been told by several pharmacies in my area that it won’t be available until next year”. Others commented that they had been forced to change brands but that in some cases they did not work as well or brought on the return of symptoms including depression and hot sweats. Dr Haitham Hamoda, chairman of the British Menopause Society, told the newspaper: “There are 3.4million women in the UK between 50 and 64. The majority of these will have symptoms of the menopause, and the latest figures show around 200,000 are on HRT.”There are a number of factors behind the shortage. Some products have been discontinued entirely and others have had manufacturing issues, creating a temporary shortage.”Pharmacist Scott McDougall, director of the Independent Pharmacy, added: “The most commonly prescribed drugs are the worst affected. This has caused a domino effect that means other drugs have run out of stock because they did not foresee the increased demand. Almost all women on HRT will be affected in some way.”The Department of Health and Social Care said it first became aware of a supply problem in December 2018 and is working with suppliers.A spokesperson said: “We are aware of ongoing supply issues with some HRT preparations due to manufacturing delays. Stock levels at the UK’s two largest pharmaceutical wholesalers, seen by The Daily Mail, show that Alliance has run out of nine out of 27 HRT medications, while a further five are low in stock, and AAH Pharmaceuticals has run out of 15 of the 24 HRT brands it typically stocks. A national shortage of HRT which could affect “almost all” of the UK’s 200,000 menopausal women on the drug is now threatening the availability of alternatives, experts have warned.Hormone Replacement Therapy replaces the oestrogen that the body stops producing during menopause.  New figures show that around half of these brands are currently unavailable in the country. High street pharmacies, including Lloyds and Boots, are said to be experiencing shortages thought to have been caused by manufacturing issues.Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “It’s incredibly concerning for both GPs and women that there are currently significant national shortage of many HRT patches and some tablets”.She added that there is also the worry that “alternatives to regular treatments might also become unavailable further down the line”. 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

FLSmidth awarded order for iron ore crushing plant in India

first_imgFLSmidth has received a contract worth approximately $30 million for the supply of an iron ore crushing plant with a capacity of 1,800 t/h from India’s National Mineral Development Corp (NMDC) for its Kumaraswamy iron ore project, located in the Bellary District, Karnataka in India. This is FLSmidth’s first order for an iron ore crushing plant on turnkey basis in India.The scope of the supply includes design, engineering, manufacture, fabrication, shop testing, packing and transportation to the mine along with electrical-, civil- and structural work as well as erection and commissioning of the plant. The contract comprises the following equipment; one gyratory crusher, one apron feeder, one belt conveyor, two scalping screens and one secondary cone crusher. FLSmidth says it was its “ability to be the customer’s One Source in this project was a decisive factor in awarding the order to FLSmidth – reducing delivery time and optimising equipment performance.”State-owned NMDC is the single largest iron ore producer and exporter in India. The company’s cost of production is competitive with those of the leading iron ore producers in the world and it is continually aiming to lower costs across all operations. Ways in which NMDC can lower its costs of production include the mechanisation of its mines, its focus on continually reducing mining cost and seeking operation efficiency improvements. It presently produces approximately 30 Mt of iron ore from its three fully mechanised mines, all located in India. NMDC is also involved in exploration of a wide range of other minerals.last_img read more

Photos Good Doggos in Costumes at Halloween Dog Parade in NYC

first_img Geek Pick: Fi Smart Dog Collar Sniffs Out Your PetThis $1,800 Smart Cat Treadmill Will Give Your Overweight Pet a Workout Stay on target Manhattan went to the dogs in the most festive way possible as it hosted the annual Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade on Sunday. Hundreds of very good dogs (and the owners that dressed them) strutted their stuff in costumes at East River Park Amphitheater. They were dressed as MegaMillions winners, Google Street View cars, “Biggie Paws,” popes, racehorses, and even a bubble bath.Click through the slideshow to see the best photos from the Tompkins Square Park Dog Parade:View as: One Page Slides1/161. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images2. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images3. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images4. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images5. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images6. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images7. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images8. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images9. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images10. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images11. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images12. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images13. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images14. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images15. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images16. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty ImagesMore on Geek.com:Photos: Superheroes and Villains Assemble at London Comic Con 2018Dog Flu Is Real But Don’t Freak OutThis Virtual Pupper Could Help Prevent Dog Attackslast_img read more

Miami man caught on camera swiping package arrested

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police have arrested a man who, they said, was caught on surveillance video footage stealing a package from outside a Miami home.Twenty-one-year-old Luis Lopez has been charged with petty theft and burglary of an unoccupied structure.Police said security footage from Tuesday’s incident shows the suspect walking up to the home, along Southwest 19th Street and 29th Avenue, and taking the package from near the front door.An officer spotted him the next day wearing the same clothes.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

CES 2019 Lexar reveals 500 1TB SD card

first_img Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. 21 Photos Tags Share your voice $999 See at Turo CES 2019 $520 at HP Comments Sarah Tew/CNET $59 at eBay $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Storage,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. See It Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Share your voice DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) The Cheapskate DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 7 What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Sarah Tew/CNET TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $999 Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) See It Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $6 at Tidal $210 at Best Buy Read DJI Osmo Action preview Sarah Tew/CNET $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $155 at Google Express Read the Rylo camera preview $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Lexar’s new SD card has a 1TB storage capacity Lexar If you shoot a lot of high-definition content but tire of having to stop working to change SD cards, Lexar has a new, mammoth SD card that should make your job easier.Lexar unveiled The Professional 633x SDXC UHS-I, a memory card with the capacity to store 1 terabyte of photos and video, at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.One terabyte. That’s enough to store approximately 500 hours of video.Designed for midrange DSLRs, HD camcorders or 3D cameras, Lexar’s new card allows shutterbugs to capture 1080p full-HD, 3D and 4K video, with transfer speeds of up to 95MB per second.”As consumers continue to demand greater storage for their cameras, the combination of high-speed performance with a 1TB option now offers a solution for content creators who shoot large volumes of high-resolution images and 4K video,” Joey Lopez, Lexar senior marketing manager, said in a statement.But all that convenience comes at a cost, of course. Expect this little card with big storage to set you back $500. Apple iPhone XS Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) All the gadgets for getting healthy at CES 2019 CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. 1 $999 See It Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Comment See it Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Boost Mobile Rylo Best Buy Chris Monroe/CNET Angela Lang/CNET Sprint Read Google Home Hub review Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Turo CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $299 at Amazon Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Tags Read the AirPods review Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $60 at Best Buy See at Amazon Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Amazonlast_img read more