IN MEMORIAM – Joszef Simon

← Previous Story Serbian Handball Federation publish video with referees’ mistakes in match against Egypt Next Story → France beat Egypt for the final! Handball world received a terrible news that our colleague and friend, iconic person of Hungarian and European handball journalism, Joszef Simon, died in car accident at age 64.Handball-Planet.com will remember our Simon as one of the best persons who we meet during our 9 years-work, who had a great impact on promotion of our sport in Hungary through his work in Nemzeti Sport.Joszef was a regular member of our expert’s Jury in all Handball-Planet.com Voting Contests.We will remember you…rest in peace. Joszef Simon read more

Uro Zorman to assist Veselin Vujovic on Slovenian bench – Bezjak and

Uros Zorman Slovenian Handball Federation announced that Uros Zorman will be the first assistant of Veselin Vujovic in coaching staff of the national team at the end of Olympic cycle until Tokyo 2020.Legendary playmaker, who began his coaching career as assistant of Talant Dujshebaev at PGE Vive Kielce, will replace Uros Serbec on that position, who wrote post on FB in which described his disappointment with such a decision of Federation.Also, Vujovic and Federation’s president Franjo Bobinac had talks with experienced players like Marko Bezjak and Sebastian Skube, who are ready to play for the national team at Men’s EHF EURO 2020 in Austria, Sweden and Norway. ← Previous Story Aalborg convincing win against Elverum Next Story → EHF CL 19/20 Round 1 BEST 7: Wolff, Skube, Bilyk, Ghionea… read more

Iraqi PM throws in the towel on his bid to stay in

first_imgIRAQ’S DIVISIVE PREMIER Nuri al-Maliki has dropped his bid to stay in power, bowing to huge domestic and international pressure as a jihadist-led offensive threatens to tear the country apart.The two-term premier threw in the towel after an acrimonious political battle and backed his designated successor Haidar al-Abadi, a fellow member of the Shiite party Dawa.“I announce before you today… the withdrawal of my candidacy in favour of the brother Doctor Haidar al-Abadi,” he said in a televised address, with Abadi standing next to him.WelcomedHis decision was swiftly welcomed by the US and the UN.“Today, Iraqis took another major step forward in uniting their country,” US National Security Advisor Susan Rice said in a statement.UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Maliki’s withdrawal “will allow the crucial process to form a new government to proceed swiftly and within the time frame provided for in the constitution.”Pressing issuesHe urged the formation of “an inclusive, broad-based government ready to immediately tackle these pressing issues.”Maliki, 64, turned the page on eight years that saw him rise from the relative anonymity of a former exile who returned in the wake of the 2003 US-led invasion to become a feared and powerful ruler.He previously said he would sue the president in a desperate bid to cling to his job, deploying security forces across Baghdad even as violence raged in the north.Quelling fears a desperate bid to cling to power could worsen what is already Iraq’s worst crisis in years, Maliki said he was stepping aside to “facilitate the progress of the political process and the formation of the new government.”He defended his record at the helm but critics say his sectarian policies have alienated and radicalised the Sunni minority, most of whose heartland was overrun by extremist Islamic State fighters facing little or no popular resistance two months ago.- © AFP 2014Read: US troops in Iraq find plight of refugees ‘better than feared’ >More: What to do? The EU is to hold an extraordinary meeting on Iraq >last_img read more

Marrickville Sydneys Little Athens shatters every stereotype of what Greeks did

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Sydney historian Vasilis Vasilas recently announced his new project, ‘Little Athens (Volume One): Marrickville’, which focuses on the personal narratives and photographs of Marrickville’s shops and businesses, and the first volume will be published later this year.Having compiled and published works on Greek, Estonian, Ukrainian and Hungarian Jewish communities, ‘Little Athens’, is an extension of his most recent publication, ‘Beyond the Shop Windows and Counters: Stories and Photographs of Sydney’s Current Greek Shops (Volume 1)’, and is part of the Agora Series, where he focused on the diversity of Sydney’s Greek shops and businesses in the post-World War II period.As Vasilas explains, “These personal narratives on Marrickville’s shops and businesses began as early as 2015 when I was compiling this theme within the general Greek community. As the number of Marrickville personal narratives continued to increase, I realised there was an emerging project within this project and Marrickville deserved its own focus.”Classic Milk Bar: The Greeks before the mass settlement of Greeks in Marrickville. Pericles and Ekaterina Koulmandas, with the daughter, Mary, and a young worker. The Koulmandas’ moved to Sydney, from Ariah Park (NSW) and bought the Classic Milk Bar in the early 1950s.The first volume of this project on Marrickville’s shops and businesses focuses on the post World War II period and includes personal narratives and photographs from the first Greek shops of the 1950s until today, while the second volume will also include more recent shops and businesses.With the migration of thousands of migrants of Europe after World War II, many migrant groups settled in areas for reasons such as being close to their workplaces and own people. In the immediate post-World War II period, many Greek migrants in the city suburbs such as Surry Hills and Redfern; by the early 1960s, they were settling in inner city suburbs such as Erskineville, Newtown and Enmore; by the late 1960s-early 1970s, when the numbers of Greek migrants had reach their peak, they were settling in Rosebery and Mascot. But it was the larger numbers of Greek migrants in Marrickville that later baptised it as ‘Little Athens’.READ MORE: Open Marrickville has got the Greek bluesCorinthian Rotisserie: The ‘Psistaria’ has been operating since the 1960s- Foti and Maria Giannakelos- and their sons, Giorgo and Chris, have been running it since 1980. THe Corinthian epitomises how the Greek cuisine has successfully entered and became accepted by mainstream Australia. In the photo, they are with historian, Vasilis Vasilas.Marrickville’s socioeconomic importance as a hub for Greek businesses reflects the grander demographic changes to post World War II Sydney; the gravitation of thousands of Greek migrants to the area in the 1960s greatly impacted Marrickville’s business sector.What drew thousands of Greek migrants to Marrickville was its enormous industrial area; thousands of Greek migrants settled in the area to be conveniently close to their respective workplaces. With the growing concentration of Greeks in the Marrickville area, there was an immediate need to cater for their everyday needs. There were other Sydney suburbs with sizable Greek communities but not at such large numbers as Marrickville. So many participants in this project remember, with nostalgia, when Greek was commonly spoken along Marrickville or Illawarra Roads. These Greek migrants yearned for products, such as cheeses and olives, from their homeland, so there was a need for delicatessens. They wanted places to dine, and socialise, which offered a Greek menu. They married and baptised their children, so there was a need for shops to offer the wedding crowns or baptism crucifixes, or photographers to capture these important social events. For their social occasions of visiting relatives and friends, they wanted shops to buy sweets and cakes. There was an emerging Greek market to cater for these Greek migrants and their needs. More importantly, they needed people behind the counter, or at work, with whom they could communicate and they could understand them.Danas Deli Café: The Danas family have been running this Deli since 1962, which makes this shop the longest running Greek shop in Marrickville. They have experienced and witnessed all the great changes in the area over the 57 years!!! And the family continue displaying the Greek and Australian flags!Running parallel to this growing local Greek market is also the emergence of the Greek identity in these Greek shops and businesses.“These shops and businesses often took on a very strong Greek identity; as they were providing Greek products and services, they subsequently had Greek names,” Vasilas said.Although the demographics of Marrickville have greatly changed over the last twenty years and the Greek presence has subsequently decreased, what surprised Vasilas was the relatively strong Greek business presence in Marrickville.Golden Top Bakery: Vasilis Katsiaras, with his sons, Louie and Nick, run a successful business that needs to be recognised and celebrated; as consumers, we often praise the shop for their delicious food, such as the yeeros shops, but the Katsiaras family supplies the yeeros shops, as well as other businesses, with their pita bread.“Marrickville’s Greek presence may be a shadow of its heyday (i.e. 1960s-1990s) but Marrickville’s centrality – being so close to the city and eastern suburbs – and the expansion of Sydney City ensures Marrickville’s appeal to maintain shops and businesses there. So many of Marrickville’s shops and businesses may have closed over time, but many are still being operated, while there are also examples of new Greek businesses being established,” he said.What is amazing about many of the Greek shops and businesses that continue to operate, after so many decades, is the way they have become an integral part of the Australian community. The Greeks and their cuisine, for instance, may have been alien to Australians and other non-Greeks in the 1960s but the high quality product and service – over so many years- from many of Marrickville’s shops and businesses has been recognised and accepted by the wider Australian community. On a grander level, the overall Greek contribution to Australia has been recognized and accepted.”READ MORE: Marrickville’s Greek poster girlKafeneio: Andonios Kritikakis still runs one of the last kafeneia in Marrickville, and Sydney. He jokes that the average age of his patrons is seventy five years old and although he is tired, they implore him to keep it open as a social meeting point.As Marrickville is such a large suburb, Vasilas stressed the need to capture the diversity of the Greek contribution within the local (Marrickville) and Australian markets because these Greek migrants and their children worked and continue to work in a wide variety of businesses and industries.“Marrickville shatters every stereotype of what Greeks do in Sydney, and their shops and businesses’ contribution to the Australian market and community. These Greek migrants, and their children, worked in so many different industries; laying out the proposed book(s) highlighted the amazing diversity in what shops and businesses there are,” he says.“To get a realistic vision of Marrickville’s Greek shops and businesses, you have to venture beyond the iconic ones and the mains streets, and go into the off streets and lanes to discover the less-known ones – who are equally working hard and contributing to the marketplace. Quite often, we place so much focus on the obvious shops and businesses because it is more convenient and easier to do so; in doing so, however, I have realised is we do not have a realistic image of the Greek shops and businesses’ diversity.“Our attention on iconic Greek shops and businesses is deserved but what is surprising is the network of Greek businesses behind them that is often overlooked. We celebrate a Greek shop but what about the Greek supplier to this shop? Doesn’t their story need to be told?“Marrickville’s Greeks continue to be in all sorts of shops and businesses. And this is what makes their story so special and it has to be told.”Intercolonial Tyres: Marrickville has a vast industrial area with a diverse range of industries. Arthur Kitinas and Jim Papanagiotou are one of the last retread tyre facilities ( as well as dealing with new tyres).Little Athens (Volume One): Marrickville, Stories and Photographs of Greek Shops and Businesses will be published later in 2019.last_img read more

Remembering Lavrentis Mahairitsas one of Greeces most prolific musicians

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Lavrentis Machairitsas, one of the most acclaimed Greek songwriters and performers died in his sleep on Monday, at the age of 62.The artist, who suffered a heart attack during his sleep was born on 5 November 1956 in Volos he was transferred to this hometown’s General Hospital, where he took his last breath.Mahairitsas, who started taking piano lessons at the age of six, gave his last performance with fellow artist Nikos Portokaloglou at the open-air Melina Mercouri Theatre on Friday, 6 September.The late artist bought his first record at the age of nine, it was ‘Help’ by the Beatles, who became his inspiration.Mahairitsas, was not only a controversial alternative-rock artist on stage; from an early age he declared his dislike for rules and lack of originality. As a young student he fell into disagreements with his teachers and after an intense fight he was expelled from all high-schools in Greece. His first job was at a record store, but because of his lack of punctuality he was fired, going through countless jobs until he was called to serve in the army.Following those 14 months, he began to sing with Panos Tzabelas in a band called Syntrofia. At the age of 20, together with Pavlos Kirkilis (Paul), Takis Bassalakis (Jimmy), and Antonis Mitzelos they formed a band called P.L.J.They moved to Paris an released their first album Armageddon, produced by Giannis Doulamis, and PolyGram records back in 1982. For the second album, the outfit changed its name to Termites and started singing in Greek, finally releasing their third album in 1984, a work that brought them into the spotlight. In 1986 the band released their fourth album, with the fifth and most successful, ‘Perimenontas Tin Vrochi’ out in 1988. That was also their last album as a group.READ MORE: Greek singer Lavrentis Machairitsas has passed away, aged 63Machairitsas started his solo career in 1989 releasing his first album ‘O Magapas Kai I Sagapo’ by Minos-EMI. In 1991 his second record, ‘Didimoticho Blues’, which was certified Gold. Since then there was the iconic ‘Rixe Kokkino Stin Nichta’ in 1993; ‘Parathyra Pou Kourase I Thea’ in 1995; in 1996, ‘Pafsilypon’; in 1999 ‘Etsi Drapetevo Ap’ Tis Parees’, and in 2001 the very successful ‘To Dialeimma Krataei Dyo Zoes’, which included the now classic hits ‘Matia Dihos Logiki’, ‘Ela Psihoula Mou’ and ‘O Egokentrikos’.Other discography includes:2001     Efapax (cd-single) with Yannis Kotsiras     [Gold]2003     Sto Afierono2004     Hreiazetai Ena Thavma Edo (cd-single) with D. Tsaknis & Filippos Pliatsikas2005     Alkyonides Meres (Live)2006     Iroes Me Carbon2007     Tosa Hronia Mia Anasa (Best of)     [Gold]2009     Pethaino Yia Sena (OST)2010     H Enohi ton Amnon     [Platinum]2012     Oi Aggeloi Zoun Akomi Sti Mesogeio2014     Mia Trypa Ston Kairo… Kyrie Mano2017     Allaxan Polla“I am in a constant over-wrought condition” he said back in 1978 and never stopped writing music and prose.READ MORE: A Musical Odyssey brings the sounds of Greece to Australian shores“I write music according to the lyrics I choose to deal with and the feelings they cause me. I don’t write verses myself. The purpose of music is to entertain, to calm, to trouble, to have a little bit of everything. A topic that interests me is love as an impulse, as a stream that comes from inside. A beautiful love, even if it failed gives you courage, acts as amphetamine, enabling you to deal with everything. Usually my songs referred to social and political matters and talk about unfulfilled love. I can’t write about a successful love.”“I have searched many times to find the secret of my success. I am not getting along with public relations. I may be likable to some people but I am not the favorite one of the ‘experts’ in music,” he said much later in his career, commenting on people’s perception about his non-nontrived ‘persona’.Machairitsas, apart from very productive, was also a very political person, using his celebrity and, more often than not- his art, to raise awareness about several issues. His views were clearly leftist, however, he had not been voting since 1990 as he felt more aligned with the ideology and not the existent leftist parties in Greece.He wasn’t the only one to pass judgement or exert criticism though. He too received backlash for being inconsistent with his ‘preaching’ against capitalism and “the system” while he himself lived a rather luxurious life.“Thirty years ago and more we had the hope of Marxism, we had the hope of an alternative and we’ve had dreams. May ’68, Woodstock, free love. Everything collapses. Rock was a kind of a way out … a revolution … and many in our profession exploited it and earned billions…,” he said a while back.“What finally remains? If you have five friends and five songs that will last over time you are successful. I think what I was deserved from the whole pie I got and I am pleased and happy that there is space in the mind and soul of some people to hear my songs and love them.”*Lavrentis Mahairitsas’ funeral will take place on Wednesday at the Zografou Cemetery in Athens, Greece at 15.30 local time. Instead of flowers the family has requested friends and fans to donate to the organisation ‘Mazi Gia to Paidi’ noting the artist’s name.last_img read more

Grossesse boire du café influerait sur le poids du bébé

first_imgGrossesse : boire du café influerait sur le poids du bébé Une étude norvégienne révèle que la consommation quotidienne de café lors d’une grossesse entraînerait des conséquences négatives sur le poids du fœtus. La caféine augmenterait le risque de sous-poids du bébé à la naissance. On le savait déjà, le café n’est pas un breuvage conseillé pour les femmes enceintes, notamment en raison des effets qu’il peut avoir sur le système nerveux du fœtus. Mais c’est une nouvelle alerte que vient d’émettre une étude norvégienne publiée dans la revue BMC Medicine. Celle-ci indique qu’il serait vivement recommandé de limiter sa consommation pendant la grossesse. En effet, le café et la caféine favoriserait un faible poids chez les nourrissons.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les analyses qui ont conclu à ce rapport ont été réalisées auprès de 60.000 femmes enceintes sur une période de dix ans en Norvège. Les chercheurs ont remarqué que les femmes consommant plus de café ou de thé donnaient naissance à plus de bébés de moins de 2,5 kilos que les femmes n’en consommant pas. En ingérant une dose de café de 200 mg à 300 mg par jour (soit l’équivalent d’une grande tasse de café frais), le risque de sous-poids du nourrisson augmente de 27% à 67%. Toutefois, le médecin qui a dirigé l’étude, Dr Verena Sengpiel, tient à nuancer les résultats : “il ne faut pas perdre de vue que nombre de consommatrices de café sont aussi des fumeuses et que le tabac a un réel impact sur le poids du bébé. Mais le poids du bébé semblait également affecté chez les futures mamans qui ne fument pas”. La caféine, au même titre que le tabac, traversant facilement la barrière du placenta, l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS) conseille déjà aux femmes enceintes de limiter leur ingestion quotidienne de café à 300 mg. Selon les chiffres avancées par le rapport de cette étude, cette recommandation devrait être revue à la baisse. Pour rappel, les sodas, le thé et le chocolat sont également des aliments composés de caféine. Le 23 février 2013 à 17:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

LoveRomance With Caution National Condom Month

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 14, 2017 – The fight against HIV/AIDS in particular and other sexually transmitted infections has been a major priority for this sub- Region and has been a significant subject with much discussion and debate nationally, regionally and globally. This month is love with caution and our national condom month. We invite sexually active persons to take charge of their sexual health and to be true to themselves.Condoms, both male and female, are currently the ONLY available and MOST effective technology to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. It also protects against unintended pregnancies among sexually active people.  The search for new preventative technologies such as, HIV vaccines and microbicides continues to make progress but CONDOMS will remain the KEY preventative tool for many years to come.  Mrs. Robinson Director of Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit stated that; “We ensure that there is a ready and accessible supply of condoms because it is one of the Units key strategies in the prevention of HIV and other STI’s.”The female condom is a powerful tool for triple protection.  It is a technology currently available that enables men and women to prevent themselves simultaneously from unintended pregnancy, HIV and other STIs.   Access and use of the female condoms gives women more control over their bodies and reproductive health.  It offers a life-saving option and helps reduce unprotected sexual activity.One must also know their HIV status, the Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human Services voiced his concern about not enough persons within our communities testing for HIV and it is critical as a country that we understand the importance of doing so.Hon. Astwood further stated; “Testing is one of our priority strategic objectives to ensure that persons living within the TCI know their status.”  “In a quest to reach this objective the program on an annual basis conducts Mobile HIV testing during the LOVE month under the theme “Romance with Caution.” Mobile HIV testing will take place on February 14th on Grand Turk and Providenciales between 9am and 4pm.  Getting to Zero new infections and Zero deaths require us all to take action, Mrs. Robinson urge person to take charge of their  lives.  These are defining moments we can no longer bury our heads in the sand saying we don’t want to know our status with respect to HIV because, we need to know stated Robinson as she made a clarion call to action.Finally remember that drugs and alcohol can impair your judgment so be careful, you may forget to use a condom. Therefore, during this special month of LOVE remember to use a condom every time – LOVE WITH CAUTION.  For more information contact the Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit on 3382772. Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

BahamianCanadian hockey player in UK league now

first_img Related Items:#AndreDeveaux, #magneticmedianews, #SheffieldSteelers Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited Kingdom, October 23, 2017 – London – A 6’3” tall Bahamian of Freeport, Grand Bahama will play in the Elite Ice Hockey League in the United Kingdom; signed onto the national body as a ‘tough’ addition to the Sheffield Steelers.    Andre Deveaux, a 33 year old Bahamian born, Canadian naturalized citizen is a late starter but is already touted as a powerful force and great addition as a 2002 US National Hockey League, 6th round draft pick.Paul Thompson, coach of the Sheffield Steelers in London said of Andre:  “I’m very, very happy to sign a player of his calibre and ability, especially at this time of the year.”#MagneticMediaNews#AndreDeveaux#SheffieldSteelerslast_img read more

Bear kills dog bites woman at Long Beach

first_imgLONG BEACH — Wildlife agents are trying to trap a bear that bit a woman and killed her dog when they surprised it raiding a garbage can outside the woman’s home on Washington state’s Long Beach Peninsula, the state Fish and Wildlife Department said.The woman was treated at a hospital for puncture wounds on her waistline. The attack happened at about 3 a.m. Friday, but the woman didn’t report it to police until she returned home later that day, said Mike Cenci, deputy chief for Fish and Wildlife officers. Four officers responded, bringing a Karelian bear dog from Tacoma to help track the animal. However, the ground was wet, and too much time had passed to pick up the scent.Cenci described the attack that left the pet schnauzer dead as an accidental encounter. He said the bear likely was trying to get away when the woman spotted it and began chasing it with a broom. “She was between him and freedom,” he said Monday in Olympia. “She was in the way.”Cenci described the bear population on the peninsula as dense. “We can only guess, but no doubt the dog and bear came nose to nose, and the bear killed the dog.”Bears become a problem when they help themselves to garbage, and that’s why they department urges residents to keep trash secure or indoors.last_img read more

Bill would cut ferry costs reinstate discharge rules

first_imgExtra ferry life rings lean against other spare parts at the Ketchikan Marine Engineering Facility at Ward Cove in 2014. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News – Juneau)A Southeast lawmaker introduced a bill this week to help Alaska Marine Highway ferries meet state pollution-control rules. It would also exempt new ships from a law requiring a percent of construction spending go toward art.Listen nowSenate Bill 3 is one of about 50 pieces of legislation prefiled by Alaska lawmakers on Jan. 9.Technically, most ferries and small cruise ships operating in Alaska are out of compliance with state water-discharge rules.That’s because regulations exempting them from more stringent rules designed for much larger cruise ships ran out a little more than a year ago.Michelle Hale, department of Environmental Conservation Division of Water, said it took the agency a while to figure that out. So it’s not fining ferries or other small ships. Instead, she said the division is seeking a legislative solution through a bill introduced before the session starts.“It will reinstate that language that will then provide for ferries and small cruise ships to use a different method of treatment than is required of the large cruise ships,” Hale said.Hale said that method, which has been in place for several years, requires far less equipment and staffing.“So the Best Management Practices Plan requires them to collect samples and run their treatment systems at an optimal level.” Hale said. “But they’re not required to meet the more stringent limits of the large cruise ships.”Hale said the requirements apply to ships carrying 50 to 249 passengers. That’s counted by the number of beds, not including upper bunks, cots or fold-outs. So, while some ferries carry more people, the bed counts are within the limits.Officials said without the pollution-control exemption, costs will increase.“We’re having trouble with the marine highway as it is, with capital expenditures,” state Sen. Bert Stedman said. Stedman, R-Sitka, introduced Senate Bill 3, which would reinstate the small-ship exemption.“I would imagine it’s going to be lightning-bolt subject matter when we get it in the system,” Stedman said. “I’d like to keep it focused down on trying to keep our smaller fleet going, particularly the marine highway.”Another provision of Stedman’s bill would exempt three new ferries from the state’s Percent-for-Art Program. That uses part of construction costs to purchase paintings, sculpture and other creative works for display on marine highway vessels.Ferry spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said that provision would reduce the cost of two new Southeast shuttle ships and a replacement for the Tustumena.“The department does support SB 3, which would allow the department to use existing artwork that has been taken off the Taku, which is in permanent layup status,” Woodrow said. “We have also removed art from the Chenega which is in long-term layup status.”That concerns state Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, whose district includes three other ferry port cities.“The arts community is a very active and economic contributor to our Southeast community,” Kito said. “I would like to see Southeast artists to be able to provide art for our public facilities, including the marine highway system.”Stedman said the idea came from discussions with state officials. He said the bill is a rough draft. Like all legislation, it will undergo changes if it gains traction and advances through the Legislature.last_img read more

Nepal floods death toll touches 28

first_imgKathmandu: The death toll from the Nepal floods caused by the monsoon rains reached 28 on Saturday with over 16 persons still missing, officials said. Heavy monsoon rains for the past few days have left many settlements at high risk of floods and landslides in several places in Nepal. Transportation has also been disrupted in all major highways. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us Rain-fed rivers have also started to erode embankments putting nearby settlements at high risk of flooding. “The rain-triggered disasters have caused havoc across the country killing at least 28 persons,” the Nepal Police said in its news bulletin. At least 10 persons sustained injuries and 16 others went missing in various landslide and flood incidents in the country since Friday, while a total of 50 persons were rescued, the bulletin said. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us Deaths were reported from various districts, including Lalitpur, Kavre, Kotang, Bhojpur and Makanpur. Meanwhile, human resources and equipment from police offices have been mobilised in the areas affected by the rain-triggered disasters. “The works related to rescue operation have been intensified,” a senior Home Ministry official said. It is estimated that around 6,000 people have been badly affected by floodwaters that inundated their houses. People are obliged to stay in community buildings to save their life, My Republica reported.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Thursday September 17

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uWe’ll have full analysis of last night’s GOP debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California with AFRO reporter Roberto Alejandro. Plus, we’ll examine Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s effort to remove the “interim commissioner” tag from Kevin Davis’ name and we’ll have a report on the latest Baltimore City police officer charged with assault. It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more

Peloton raises 550M at a valuation of 4 billion

first_imgPeloton today announced its Series F funding of $550 million. That brings the total amount raised, according to CrunchBase, to $994.7 million. According to the announcement, this round puts Peloton’s valuation at $4 billion — it was just last May the company hit unicorn status.TCV led the round with other participation in the round from Tiger Global, True Ventures, Wellington Management, Fidelity, NBCUniversal, and Kleiner Perkins, along with new investors – Felix Capital and Winslow Capital.“We are truly honored to partner with TCV and with Jay Hoag personally,” said John Foley, founder and CEO of Peloton, in a released statement. “TCV’s reputation, experience, and involvement in businesses like Netflix, Spotify and Facebook will be invaluable as we build Peloton into one of the most unique and influential global consumer product and media companies of our day.”The company previously closed a $325 million Series E, which was reportedly used to fuel expansion into the retail market. The company expects to use the latest round of funding to continue growing that sector and grow international.Earlier this year, Peloton announced its second product, a connected treadmill, which the company still says will launch to consumers this fall. The company also introduced a new membership product and opened several retail locations.last_img read more

Update Stab victim not badly injured say police

first_imgThis morning (September 30), a man with blood on his head and face, and walking up towards Ladysmith Provincial Hospital, was stopped by concerned security guards at Pick ‘n Pay.On further investigation, it was discovered that the man had been robbed in the Roosboom area. He was robbed of his clothes, shoes and cell-phone. The man claims he knows the men who robbed him.He made his way to the police station via taxi to open a case against the suspects.After making a statement, the police told the man to walk to hospital.Commenting on the matter, police say:“In matters where the victim is seriously injured, police contact an ambulance on behalf of the injured person. The individual you refer to did not have a serious injury and therefore, upon his arrival at the CSC, he was advised to seek medical attention from either his doctor or the hospital. It must be borne in mind that the cost of the medical attention given (including ambulance fees) are carried by the injured person. Therefore, in instances of non-serious injuries, it is left up to the injured person to decide where they wish to seek medical attention.”Sharaj Ambulance Services responded and treated the injured man before transporting him to hospital. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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first_img 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 News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Related Content June 13, 2008 – Siemens will feature its newest technology, HD-PET, as well as new features in SPECT imaging and imaging biomarker developments, at SNM 2008.The HD PET, a technology that is designed to deliver superior detection of small lesions, works to provide dramatically greater staging capabilities and therapy accuracy.True V extended field-of-view (FOV) technology in HD PET reportedly improves 2 mm of resolution to clearly visualize the smallest of lesions from the center to the edges. It provides twice the signal-to-noise improvement and near uniform spatial resolution throughout the FOV. HD PET incorporates millions of point spread functions (PSFs) in the reconstruction algorithms. Using measured PSFs, HD PET effectively positions the line of response in their actual geometric location, which dramatically reduces blurring and distortion in the final image.For more information: www.usa.siemens.com/medical FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 News | June 12, 2008 Siemens Reconstructs PET in High Definition News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | June 05, 2019 BGN Technologies Introduces Novel Medical Imaging Radioisotope Production Method BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University (BGU), introduced a novel method for… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read more center_img News | PET-MRI | May 23, 2019 Study Explores Magnetic Nanoparticles as Bimodal Imaging Agent for PET/MRI Researchers from Bourgogne University in Dijon, France, showed that use of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (… read more News | Radiation Therapy | May 31, 2019 RefleXion Opens New Manufacturing Facility for Biology-guided Radiotherapy Platform RefleXion Medical recently announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Hayward,… read more Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Image courtesy of MR Solutions. 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 more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 17, 2019 New Phase 2B Trial Exploring Target-Specific Myocardial Ischemia Imaging Agent Biopharmaceutical company CellPoint plans to begin patient recruitment for its Phase 2b cardiovascular imaging study in… read morelast_img read more

Uganda travel safe despite Ebola outbreak WHO

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H The World Health Organization (WHO) has not recommended that any travel or trade restrictions be applied to Uganda following an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Kibaale district in the western part of the country. Since the beginning of the outbreak last month, there have been 36 suspected cases of the virus, which has thus far claimed 16 lives. No cases of the disease have been reported in capital city, Kampala. Most well known for its population of the rare mountain gorilla, Uganda is home to the highest mountain range in Africa (the Mountains of the Moon in the Rwenzori National Park), is the source of the Nile River and offers some of the best white water rafting in the world. Lonely Planet ranked Uganda as the number one country to visit this year. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park offers some of the best viewing of gorillas (Image Tourism Uganda)last_img read more

Korean Air commences DelhiIncheon flight service

first_imgKorean Air celebrated its inaugural Delhi-Incheon direct flight service with a welcome ceremony at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Airport. Korean Air’s Incheon-Delhi direct service will operate five days a week utilising an Airbus A330- 200 aircraft capable of seating 218. KE482 will depart Delhi at 7:40 pm and land in Incheon at 5:50 am next day which will enable passengers to benefit from Korean Air’s extensive global network. The return flight, KE481 will depart Incheon at 12:45 pm and land in Delhi at 6:20 pm.To mark the launch, Korean Air and Acumen Overseas- GSA for Korean Air (India) recently organised a FAM trip for tour operators, travel agents and corporate to experience the hospitality of Korean Air and to explore the beauty of Seoul, Korea.The fam trip kicked off the inauguration of the DEL-INC flight on December 1, with a lamp lighting ceremony by Korean Air officials, His Excellency Cho Hyun, Korean Ambassador to India and Acumen Overseas top management at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.The itinerary was well planned with visits to the Fishery market, Korea Air Headquarters, Namsan N-Tower, Lotte World Amusement park, Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), Nanta show etc. As Seoul is known as a shopper’s paradise, everyone had plenty of time in the evenings to explore the shopping streets and malls that are open until late at night.last_img read more

Besides the QB talk what has dominated any discus

first_imgBesides the QB talk, what has dominated any discussion about the Arizona Cardinals has been who they will select with the fifth pick in the draft next Thursday.Well, what if they don’t select anyone at all?The team could trade down, which is an idea general manager Rod Graves touched on Thursday.“I think you have to remain open,” Graves said. “It depends on what is on the board and what our opportunities might be by moving back. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories center_img Comments   Share   “We’ve always had a receptance to picking up additional picks if we could.”True that.The Cardinals last moved down in the first round during the 2003 draft, when the wise decision to send the sixth overall pick to New Orleans for picks 17 and 18 afforded them the chance to pass on local product Terrell Suggs and land the dynamic duo of Calvin Pace and Bryant Johnson.Oh.Of course, trading down has worked out well for some teams, just not the Cardinals. With the team in need of an impact player it would be a tough sell to move down a few spots, let alone a significant distance. Then again there is no guarantee a player they want will be there when the Cardinals are on the clock, and if that turns out to be the case a trade may be on the table. It is already being discussed.“We’ve received calls, but that’s typical for this time of year and we’re in a unique position where, as far as that draft slot, there’s going to be excellent football players there in that top 10.”Agreed, and the Cardinals would probably be better served actually selecting one of them. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationlast_img read more