Flames erupt at building on Lenin Sarani none injured

first_imgKolkata: A major fire broke out at a multi-storied building located on Lenin Sarani near Lotus Crossing on Sunday evening. Six fire tenders doused the fire within a few hours. None got injured or trapped in the incident.According to sources, on Sunday at around 5:30 pm locals saw smoke coming out of a building’s roof located at 171, Lenin Sarani. Immediately, Bowbazar police station and the fire brigade were informed. Initially four fire tenders were pressed into action and later two more were called in. A hydraulic ladder was also sent. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaLocal residents informed that there is a guest house at the said building. On Sunday, fire broke out on a temporary structure and spread to the fourth floor. As the building was evacuated before the fire spread, none was hurt. On the roof a temporary structure had been made, but the purpose of the structure is not clear yet. Some locals stated that it was being used as the kitchen for the guest house, whereas others claimed that an undergarment factory used to run there. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersTo control the blaze, firefighters went to the roofs of other adjacent buildings and started spraying water in ‘zig zag’ method. The hydraulic ladder was used to spray water from Lenin Sarani. While firefighters were dousing the fire, the temporary structure on the roof collapsed. Meanwhile, occupants of the other adjacent buildings got panic stricken and went outside. Also due to thick black smoke, some locals felt uneasy and breathless. At around 7 pm, the fire was controlled. Later, Fire minister Sujit Bose went to the spot and interacted with the fire brigade officials. “Our men are working. Fire has been controlled. Anything more can be said only after inquiry,” said Bose. MLA Nayna Bandyopadhyay also went to the spot. It has been alleged that the temporary construction which was made on the roof of the building, is illegal. But it is yet to be confirmed from the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) whether any permission was given to erect such a structure. Sources informed that whether the building owner and the guest house owner had obtained all the necessary permissions from the competent authorities or not will be checked. If any flaw is found, the fire brigade may lodge a complaint against the building owner and the guest house owner.last_img read more

Commonly used antibiotics linked with heart problems

first_imgOne of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics may be associated with two types of heart problems, a study claims. A recently published study found that current users of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, such as Ciprofloxacin, face a 2.4 times greater risk of developing aortic and mitral regurgitation, where the blood backflows into the heart, compared to patients who take amoxicillin, a different type of antibiotic. The greatest risk is within 30 days of use, according to the researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainRecent studies have also linked the same class of antibiotics to other heart problems, they said. Some physicians favour fluoroquinolones over other antibiotics for their broad spectrum of antibacterial activity and high oral absorption, which is as effective as intravenous, or IV, treatment. “You can send patients home with a once-a-day pill,” said researchers. “This class of antibiotics is very convenient, but for the majority of cases, especially community-related infections, they’re not really needed. The inappropriate prescribing may cause both antibiotic resistance as well as serious heart problems,” they added. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThe researchers hope their study helps inform the public and physicians that if patients present with cardiac issues, where no other cause has been discovered, fluoroquinolone antibiotics could potentially be a cause. Scientists analysed data from the US Food and Drug Administration’s adverse reporting system. They also analysed a massive private insurance health claims database in the US that captures demographics, drug identification, dose prescribed and treatment duration. Researchers identified 12,505 cases of valvular regurgitation with 125,020 case-control subjects in a random sample of more than nine million patients. They defined current fluoroquinolone exposure as an active prescription or 30 days prior to the adverse event, recent exposure as within days 31 to 60, and past exposure as within 61 to 365 days prior to an incident. Scientists compared fluoroquinolone use with amoxicillin and azithromycin.last_img read more

Former girlfriend testifies at trial of medical student charged with murder

first_imgHALIFAX – The defence in the case of a Halifax university student accused of murder closed its case Tuesday, saying William Sandeson remains “confident” after weeks of testimony at the jury trial.Sandeson is charged with the first-degree murder of 22-year-old Dalhousie University student Taylor Samson, whose body has never been found.The Crown has alleged Samson was murdered in Sandeson’s south end Halifax apartment in the midst of a drug deal.Lawyer Eugene Tan says his client, who has taken an active role in his own case, has been “holding up very well” throughout the eight-week trial.“He’s very invested in his own defence. He knows the case extremely well,” said Tan outside of Nova Scotia Supreme Court on Tuesday.“You’ve probably seen him looking up things, passing notes to us, making references to specific pages of evidence and giving it to us. He has maintained his focus on this trial.”Closing arguments in the case will be presented Monday, with the judge expected to instruct the jury the following day.Tan said the defence will argue that the police investigation into Samson’s death was not adequate.He said police put their focus on Sandeson too early in the investigation without looking at other possible suspects.“There were a lot of leads that were presented, some of which we feel were substantive and should have been pursued,” said Tan.“At the end of the day we feel that in a lot of ways, there was a result that was sought and everything along the way was used to justify that result, to the exclusion of other possibilities.”Sandeson did not testify at the trial. Tan said defence lawyers did consider putting him on the stand, and that was an “open question up until today.”The trial heard DNA was recovered from a bullet, gun, tarp, duffel bag and other items seized from Sandeson’s Henry Street apartment in Halifax and his family’s farm in Truro.It heard the medical student was deep in debt and under pressure from his parents about his spending in the weeks before he allegedly murdered Samson.The jury has also heard Samson was to sell Sandeson 20 pounds of marijuana for $40,000 the night of Aug. 15, 2015. Court has heard Samson was last seen alive on video that night, walking into Sandeson’s apartment shortly before 10:30 p.m.On Tuesday, Sandeson’s former girlfriend testified she smelled bleach when she returned to Sandeson’s apartment later that same evening.Sonja Gashus told the jury she had gone out to dinner with Sandeson, and was told by him she would need to leave his apartment for a period of time later that night — something she described as unusual.The recent Dalhousie graduate later testified that she believed Sandeson was conducting a drug deal.Gashus — who dated Sandeson for roughly eight months and is no longer with him — said she did not approve of Sandeson’s involvement in selling drugs, especially after he was accepted into medical school earlier that year.“I believed that it was him making a deal and he said that he was going to get out of the whole thing,” the 23-year-old woman told the jury of the night of Aug. 15, 2015, later saying she thought Sandeson was selling off his drug dealing business the night Samson disappeared.Gashus said she went to a friend’s home nearby and received a text message from Sandeson at around 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 16, 2015, telling her she could return to his apartment.She said she smelled cleaning products when she arrived there, but nothing else about his apartment was out of the ordinary. Under cross-examination, she told the Crown she didn’t see any blood, but told police the apartment wreaked of bleach.She said Sandeson had told her three people had arrived at the apartment to bid on his drug dealing business, and one of the individuals hit another individual and that caused him to bleed. She said that he told her the smell of cleaner was from him cleaning up the blood.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said the judge would instruct the jury Tuesday.last_img read more

Indigenous heritage doesnt overrule other factors in adoption BC court

first_imgVANCOUVER – Aboriginal heritage must be considered when placing a child with an adoptive family, but it does not overrule all other factors in deciding their best interests, the British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled.The unanimous decision released Tuesday is the latest in the province to grapple with the issue of how much weight should be given to cultural identity when First Nations, Metis or Inuit children are being adopted.The case involves a 10-year-old Aboriginal boy who was taken from his biological mother at birth when cocaine was detected in his bloodstream. He was legally adopted by a couple who have cared for him since he was 14 months old.The adoptive father is non-Indigenous while the mother is Aboriginal, but not from the boy’s nation. They also have two other adopted Aboriginal children who are not related.The birth mother argued the judge who issued the adoption order did not adequately consider the boy’s heritage. But the panel of five appeal court judges ruled that Aboriginal background is just one of several factors that must be weighed.“The child had a strong emotional bond with the respondents’ family, including his two siblings, would likely suffer traumatic harm in the short term and lasting emotional harm in the long term if removed from their family,” Justice Daphne Smith wrote on behalf of the panel.The boy “wanted to stay with the respondents with whom he identified as his mother and father, ‘forever,’ ” Smith added.Last year, the appeal court ruled against a Metis foster mother who wanted to adopt a Metis toddler she had raised since birth. The Ministry of Children and Family Development moved the child to Ontario, where she is living with her biological siblings and their non-Indigenous adoptive parents.The foster mother and her husband have since moved to a different jurisdiction, where they are continuing to fight to have the little girl returned to them.The appeal decision released Tuesday references the ruling in the case of the Metis toddler. Although the facts of the two cases are different, both tangle with similar issues around the importance of Indigenous heritage and blood relationships.No one involved with either case can be named because of publication bans.In the case involving the 10-year-old boy, his grandmother asked the couple to care for him when he was 14 months old. About a year later, the grandmother asked them to keep him “in the old way,” which the couple understood to refer to a customary First Nations adoption.His biological mother began substance abuse recovery and her progress led the couple to allow her and the grandmother to visit overnight, the ruling says. On one occasion, the birth mom and grandmother asked for the boy’s passport, health card and Indian Status card to take him to the U.S.The couple agreed and gave them the documents. But when they didn’t return him for 10 days, the couple obtained a court order granting them interim sole custody. The order also restrained the birth mother and grandmother from communicating with the boy.The birth mother and grandmother have not seen the child since he was removed from the grandmother’s home by police.A judge later issued an order granting the couple permanent custody of the boy, which the birth mother appealed.Smith, the appeal court judge, wrote that a child’s Aboriginal heritage and cultural identity does not attract “super-weight” over all other factors when determining whether an adoption order should be made.Even if the birth mother’s interpretation of the law were to be accepted, the adoptive parents have done all they can to ensure the child participates in and learns about his culture, Smith wrote.“The evidence is clear that the child knows about his particular band and First Nation, and speaks with pride about being Aboriginal.”— Follow @ellekane on Twitter.last_img read more

UN envoy discusses Myanmar with Indian officials

During his visit, Ibrahim Gambari met with Indian Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, as well as Foreign Minister Pranab Mukerjee and Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon. The meetings were a continuation of consultations held in October in New Delhi between Mr. Gambari and Indian officials, following last summer’s crackdown by the Myanmar authorities on peaceful protesters.“Mr. Gambari is encouraged by these consultations and India’s support for the Secretary-General’s good offices on Myanmar,” UN spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters in New York.Mr. Gambari, who has travelled to Myanmar twice since the events of last summer, is expected to visit Beijing for consultations with the Chinese Government in February.Earlier this month, Mr. Gambari told reporters that while countries in the region have placed on record their support for the good offices role of the Secretary-General, “there is still more that everybody can do.”All those who have a role to play, both inside the country and outside, should be given the chance to do so in the interest of moving toward “a peaceful, prosperous but democratic Myanmar with full respect for the human rights of its people,” he said. Mr. Gambari has a standing invitation to return to Myanmar but a date for his visit is still under discussion with the Government. 31 January 2008As part of his ongoing efforts to promote democratic change in Myanmar, the United Nations envoy to the South-East Asian nation today wrapped up consultations in New Delhi with Indian officials, who assured him of their continuing support. read more

SPORTHERO handball Tshirts on special SALE until June 18

The SPORTHERO Young World Handball Player 2016/2017 is running until June 18. Our titlesponsor of the Contest, this year is Polish clothing company SPORTHERO, which are offering classy designed handball t-shirts.SPORTHERO prepared special SALE available only during the voting for SPORTHERO World Young Handball Player 2016/17 made by Handball Planet. All t-shirts for 19,90 EUR!Choose your model!Vote for SPORTHERO World Young Handball Player 2016/2017 ← Previous Story CHAMPIONS ARE IN DA HOUSE: Crazy party begin in Skopje Next Story → Nikola Karabatic calls for 3-days Final4

Truck crashes into World War I monument in Astoria

first_imgASTORIA, Ore. — A driver has damaged an Oregon monument that was built to commemorate the soldiers who fought in World War I.The Daily Astorian reports 77-year-old Kent Johnson of Astoria was flown to a Portland hospital after Thursday’s crash, which may have been caused by a medical emergency.Johnson’s pickup struck what’s known as the Doughboy Monument, constructed in 1926. Astoria Fire Lt. Terry Corbit says the memorial has been hit before, but not to this extent.Astoria Parks and Recreation Department said on its website that the monument and its restrooms will be closed until further notice. Renovation work scheduled for early September will be delayed as the city comes up with a repair plan.last_img

Mount St. Helens sky, star party features set

first_imgTOUTLE — A public sky and star party is planned for this weekend at Mount St. Helens.The public will have the opportunity to hear stories from former NASA Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, partake in astronomy crafts, have dinner and listen to live music, learn about volcanism in the solar system and look through telescopes at the night sky.The event runs from 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Science and Learning Center at Coldwater. A suggested donation of $10 is requested. It covers all events and the dinner. Overnight reservations are available for $30 per person.For more information, visit www.mshslc.org/events/#skyandstar.last_img

Four suggestions for Economic Growth from Bahamas Minister at AIBT Conference

first_img Related Items:#AIBT, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 10, 2017 – Nassau – A four pronged solution for economic growth was offered by Bahamas Financial Servicers Minister, Brent Symonette as he opened the Association of International Banks and Trusts Nassau Conference last Wednesday.   Minister Symonette said The Bahamas needs business dynamism, commending the #AIBT for its conference theme, ‘Business Unusual’.Development of more innovative products and services to attract a new client base; revamping of government agencies to provide for a more efficient and productive customer experience to local and international clients; relaxing and amending the immigration process and allowance for the exchange of professionals were named as the way out of and into new untapped opportunities.    The Minister challenged attendees that together, with Government the private sector must be a catalyst to develop solutions to create opportunities to enact change and grow the Bahamian economy.The Financial Services Minister said,  “My Ministry has identified some quick fixes which will allow for ways to open the door to the global economy.”  Other topics of the AIBT Nassau Conference held at Baha Mar were: Global Regulation of Financial Services; An Actionable Framework for Success in The Bahamas and The Global Marketplace.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

2 crooks steal trailer worth 10K from Miami Beach construction site

first_imgThe trailer has a Florida tag that reads HEHT82.The first suspect police are looking to identify is described to be between 35 to 45 years old, standing approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall to 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing approximately 190 to 210 pounds.The second man police are looking for is believed to be 25 to 35 years old, standing approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall to 6 feet tall and weighing around 185 to 195 pounds.If you have any information on this theft, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for two men who were caught on camera taking off with a trailer worth $10,000 from a Miami Beach construction site.Surveillance cameras next door to the site on the 3100 block of North Bay Road captured a white Ford work van backing into the property on July 7.A man could be seen getting out of the van and opening a gate while the van continued to back into the site.Minutes later, the white van could be seen leaving the property with a trailer attached to the back before another man closed the gate and made his way to the vehicle.Authorities said the men took off with a black 2019 Big Tex Dump trailer.Armando Pares, the owner of the trailer, said he left it inside of the construction site he was working on. He said the theft will cost him thousands of dollars and the integrity of his work site.“All I want is to recover my trailer and have the safety of my job,” Pares said. “If [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] were to come over here and I have debris on the ground, I could get fined.” last_img read more

Saudis now call Khashoggi killing grave mistake

first_imgActivists and protesters march to the US Department of State building after holding a demonstration calling for sanctions against Saudi Arabia and against the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, outside the White House in Washington, US on 19 October. Photo: ReutersSaudi Arabia on Sunday called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate a “huge and grave mistake,” but sought to shield its powerful crown prince from the widening crisis, saying Mohammed bin Salman had not been aware.The comments from foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir were some of the most direct yet from Riyadh, which has given multiple and conflicting accounts about Khashoggi’s killing on 2 October, first denying his death and later admitting it amid an international outcry.“This was an operation that was a rogue operation. This was an operation where individuals ended up exceeding the authorities and responsibilities they had,” Jubeir said on the US broadcaster Fox.Related Coverage“They made the mistake when they killed Jamal Khashoggi in the consulate and they tried to cover up for it,” he said.The weeks of denial and lack of credible evidence in the face of allegations from Turkish officials that Khashoggi had been killed have shaken global confidence in ties with the world’s top oil exporter.US treasury secretary Stephen Mnuchin said Saudi Arabia’s admission that the Washington Post columnist was killed in a fistfight was a “good first step but not enough,” though he added it was premature to discuss sanctions against Riyadh.Three European powers – Germany, Britain and France – pressed Riyadh to provide facts, and chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany would not export arms to Saudi Arabia while uncertainty over Khashoggi’s fate persisted.Late on Sunday, the Saudi Press Agency said both Saudi king Salman and prince Mohammed had called Khashoggi’s son, Salah, to express condolences.Jubeir had extended condolences to Khashoggi’s family earlier on Sunday. “Unfortunately, a huge and grave mistake was made and I assure them that those responsible will be held accountable for this,” he told Fox.Jubeir said the Saudis did not know how Khashoggi, a Saudi national and US resident, had been killed or where his body was. He also said prince Mohammed was not responsible.Khashoggi vanished after entering the consulate to obtain documents for his upcoming marriage.After two weeks denying any involvement in the 59-year-old’s disappearance, Saudi Arabia on Saturday said Khashoggi, a critic of the crown prince, died during a fight in the building. An hour later, another Saudi official attributed the death to a chokehold.“Nothing can justify this killing and we condemn it in the strongest possible terms,” Germany, Britain and France said in their joint statement.“There remains an urgent need for clarification of exactly what happened … beyond the hypotheses that have been raised so far in the Saudi investigation, which need to be backed by facts to be considered credible.”The White House said late on Sunday that US president Donald Trump had spoken to French president Emmanuel Macron and the two had discussed a range of issues including circumstances surrounding Khashoggi’s death.Reflecting international scepticism over its account, a senior Saudi government official laid out a new version that contradicts previous explanations.The latest account includes details on how 15 Saudis sent to confront Khashoggi had threatened him with being drugged and kidnapped and killed him in a chokehold when he resisted. A member of the team dressed in Khashoggi’s clothes to make it appear as if he had left the consulate.Erdogan to SpeakTurkish officials suspect Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate by the Saudi agents and his body cut up. Turkish sources say authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting Khashoggi’s murder.In a speech on Sunday, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared to suggest he was getting ready to release some information about the Turkish investigation, and would do so at his weekly speech on Tuesday to members of his ruling AK Party.Erdogan has remained largely silent on the case, although Turkey’s pro-government newspapers have released information about events at the consulate.Turkey’s Anadolu agency said early on Monday that Erdogan and Trump had spoken on the telephone and agreed that “all aspects” of the case needed to be cleared up.For Saudi Arabia’s allies – particularly in the West – the question will be whether they believe that the prince, who has painted himself as a reformer, has any culpability. King Salman, 82, has handed the day-to-day running of Saudi Arabia to him.Trump calls Saudi account of Khashoggi death incomplete“I am not satisfied until we find the answer. But it was a big first step, it was a good first step. But I want to get to the answer,” Trump told reporters this weekend, when asked about the Saudi investigation and Riyadh’s firing of officials.In an interview with the Washington Post, Trump said that “obviously there’s been deception, and there’s been lies.” He had suggested last week that “rogue killers” might have been responsible for Khashoggi’s death, a comment critics called an effort to play down the crisis.A leading Republican US senator said he believed the crown prince was behind the killing, adding that the Saudis had lost credibility in their explanations of his death. “Yes, I think he did it,” Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told CNN, referring to the crown prince.King Salman ordered the dismissal of five officials, including Saud al-Qahtani, a royal court adviser seen as the right-hand man to Prince Mohammed, and deputy intelligence chief Ahmed Asiri, Saudi state media reported on Saturday.The king also ordered a restructuring of the intelligence service, to be led by Prince Mohammed, suggesting the prince still retained wide-ranging authority.Some governments and prominent executives have said they would pull out of a forthcoming investment conference in Saudi Arabia.According to the senior Saudi official, the Saudi team rolled up Khashoggi’s body in a rug, took it out in a consular vehicle and handed it to a “local cooperator” for disposal.last_img read more

DeConstructing Uncle Tom Awakens Audiences to Endemic Racial Bias

first_imgDe-Constructing Uncle Tom was performed entirely in blackface minstrelsy by a diverse group of actors during The Atlas Theater’s Intersections Festival. (Photo by Shantella Y. Sherman)When The Conciliation Project founder Tawnya Pettiford-Wates decided to explore a deconstruction of the archetype Uncle Tom from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s controversial novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” it’s doubtful she knew the impact her work would have.  Staged entirely in blackface minstrelsy, De-Constructing Uncle Tom provides an historical trajectory of the tall-tale, originally published in 1852.   The hour-long production demonstrates how the racial stereotypes Stowe manufactured continue to adversely position Black families, churches, athletes, and youth, in the white American consciousness.Pettiford-Wates said that the untold history of the nation’s racial past compels audiences to question their own education and knowledge of history.  By presenting such lessons in minstrel character the company strikes at deeply-held belief systems and unrealized prejudices.  Admittedly, the blackface proves overwhelming at first, forcing viewers to look beyond the grotesqueness of saucer eyes and big red lips, against coal-black skin.  The challenge is to see and acknowledge the people beneath the caricature.“I didn’t like the blackface… it made me feel embarrassed, but I understand why.  I’ve read Uncle Tom’s Cabin and it was painful to read Black people described like we were animals.  There was no humanity in [Stowe’s] work.  I brought my son with me to the show because I wanted him to understand that society’s perceptions of you can be a dangerous,” said Jamal Rayford.  “He’s fifteen and looked me dead in the face and said, “White people wear masks too because they’re afraid.”As a part of the performance’s epilogue, the company of actors remove their make-up in the presence of the audience.  The process, called de-masking, is one of the production’s most prolific moments, shared between the actors and audience as a moment of solidarity.  This de-masking is occurring regularly in popular culture – undertaken recently by actresses Viola Davis and CCH Pounder on primetime television shows, How to Get Away with Murder and The Sons of Anarchy.De-Constructing Uncle Tom was performed entirely in blackface minstrelsy by a diverse group of actors during The Atlas Theater’s Intersections Festival. (Photo by Shantella Y. Sherman)“The lies live behind the masks.  So when you symbolically wipe off the mask, you expose the lie,” Pettiford-Wates said following a recent performance at The Atlas Theater’s Intersections Festival.  “That’s not to say that people can’t put it right back up again, that’s why I say consciousness has to be intentional.  That’s why you have to intentionally take it off.”Pettiford-Wates said that taking off the blinders and seeing the truth — even though painful and ugly, is necessary to the nation’s healing.Audience member Cheryl Dyson said that this ritualistic removal of make-up and wigs by African- American women in popular television shows and the actors in the play help disabuse Americans of lying about race and establishing new barriers.“De-Constructing Uncle Tom shows that although they’ve been modernized over the years, few white people view African Americans today outside of the characteristics of Uncle Tom, Mammy, and Topsy. Removing the masks symbolizes a refusal to keep up the pretense by Black people.  It is scary for the larger society because it simultaneously exposes whites, and systems of oppression we’ve come to accept as normal,” Dyson said.The Conciliation Project (TCP) has an 11-year history of facilitating difficult conversations around race and racism through the use of theatre.  The Richmond-based social justice theatre company partners with organizations and communities to engage in the long process of healing our nation’s historic past.last_img read more

Exhibit Showcases Black Germans Throughout History

first_imgHoward University student Jacob Maldonado examines the photos at the Homestory Deutschland exhibit, detailing the lives of Black Germans in both recent history and antiquity. (Photos by Shantella Y. Sherman)The photo exhibition “Homestory Deutschland – Black Biographies in Historical and Present Times,” created by the Initiative of Black people in Germany was unveiled at The Gallery Lounge in the Armour J. Blackburn University Center at Howard University, Feb. 3, at a reception that brought together students and a host of Black Germans to share their experiences.  Funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education, the collection of self-portraits gives voice to the complex and varied biographies of Black German women and men over the past three centuries of German history.“It is important that as we acknowledge Black history month that we understand it from a perspective that Dr. Frances Cress Welsing and Neely Fuller did by examining the aspects of human activity and how Black and brown people inhabited the whole planet and have, in some cases, experienced the same things,” Oduno Abdul Tarik, a local resident who attended the exhibition, told the AFRO.  “These types of exhibits document how the war against Blackness has never stopped and it has been global in perspective.”The exhibit features 27 black and white photographs of Black men and women.“Lots of people, when they talk about the history of Germany and the history of people who were persecuted, they usually confine it to the Jewish people and homosexuals, but I had never heard about how Black cultural identity was perceived in German history,” Jacob Maldonado, a Howard student,  said.  “It is so interesting to come here and get firsthand narratives from these peoples’ lives about how it was like to grow up there and how it shaped them into the people they are now.  It is amazing that so many ended up rising up against racial adversity and many became activists.”The biographies of Black men and women who found themselves characterized by stereotypical racist perceptions and struggled to be acknowledged and respected in German society bought to light the ways in which systemic conditions and structures are imprinted upon individual life stories.“Homestory Deutschland” offers insight into the identity formation of Black and brown people in a space that was at once inviting and welcoming, with periods of extreme hostility and racial violence.  And while those on display seemed able to define both their German spaces as their own, they did so while questioning their nationality, their race, and the ambiguity of both.“Homestory Deutschland – Black Biographies in Historical and Present Times “runs through March 10. For more information go to howard.edu.last_img read more

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To address the growing need for elderly care, Mayo Clinic will conduct a yearlong study to determine if home monitoring of patients with chronic diseases, using remote patient monitoring technology, will reduce hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) visits. Mayo will investigate a new model of healthcare delivery for patients at increased risk of rehospitalization that is designed to meet patients’ needs where they are, including in their homes.The study, done in collaboration with GE Healthcare and Intel Corp., is designed around a patient-centered delivery care model. With the numbers of seniors expected to rise dramatically, face-to-face clinic interaction with the provider may not be a sustainable delivery model. Technology could enable new care models to help rein in costs and improve patient outcomes through personalized care and ongoing disease management at home and in the community. The research study will involve 200 high-risk Mayo Clinic patients over age 60 who receive care in Rochester, Minn. The goal is to evaluate the effectiveness of daily in-home monitoring technology in reducing hospitalizations and ED visits compared with usual medical care. Patients will measure their vital signs such as blood pressure, pulse and weight, and respond to questions specific to their diseases on a daily basis, with all data reviewed by the clinical care team working with their primary care provider. The technology, which also includes videoconferencing capability, allows the care team to assess the patient for signs and symptoms suggesting clinical deterioration to facilitate early medical intervention. The hope is that early recognition and treatment of a change in clinical status will reduce the need for ED visits and hospitalizations. “To meet evolving patient needs and broaden its reach in the 21st century,” said Gregory Hanson, M.D., Mayo Clinic Department of Primary Care Internal Medicine, one of the principal investigators in the study, “Mayo Clinic will build on its model of care to provide products and services to people in new ways. Mayo Clinic is evaluating several approaches to remote monitoring of patients. We’re excited to move forward with this research study in collaboration with GE Healthcare and Intel.” GE Healthcare and Intel plan to invest $250 million over the next five years for the research and product development of home-based health technologies. An Intel spokesperson said home and community-based care models allow for prevention, early detection, behavior change and social support. 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New crime index ranks Costa Ricas most dangerous cantons but data are

first_imgRelated posts:30 percent of murders in the world happen in Latin America and the Caribbean Cops in Limón nab alleged suspect in mugging of British tourists Costa Rica saw ‘important increase in violence,’ says OIJ director Pirates of the Caribbean: Paranoia in Tortuguero The central cantons of Limón and San José top the country’s cantonal crime index, according to the latest report released this week by the Peace Vice Ministry – part of Costa Rica’s Justice Ministry – and the Institute for Municipal Development. But the data, a summary of which was released on Tuesday and didn’t include some serious crimes like rape and kidnapping, are three years old.The “IX Cantonal Analysis of Violence and Insecurity in Costa Rica” is a ranking based on the number of crimes reported to the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) in 2011. Actual data on the number of complaints filed are not included in the final report.The report, which reflected the country’s security situation one year into the administration of President Laura Chinchilla, shows that four of the five cantons with the highest crime rates were located in the Caribbean region: Limón (Central), Pococí, Matina and Talamanca. The central canton of San José ranked second.The two cantons with the least number of reported crimes that year were Hojancha and Nandayure, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste. Next were Dota in San José, Alfaro Ruiz in Alajuela, and Alvarado in Cartago.Researchers used the data to create two other crime indexes, according to the type of crimes commited. Type 1 crimes included homicide, auto theft, assault and home invasions. In this category, the cantons with the highest rates were San José (Central), Limón (Central), Pococí (Limón), Alajuelita and Tibás (both in San José).The cantons with lowest rates in this category were Tarrazú and Dota (both in San José), Nandayure (Guanacaste), Jiménez (Cartago) and San Mateo (Alajuela).Type 2 crimes included burglary and petty theft. In this category, the largest number of crimes occurred again in the Caribbean cantons of Talamanca and Limón Central, followed by Heredia Central, Tarrazú (San José) and Aguirre (Puntarenas).Cantons with the lowest rates in this category were Tibás and Alajuelita (both in San José), Hojancha (Guanacaste) and Santo Domingo and Belén (both in Heredia).Peace Vice Minister Max Loría said the rankings were released to show that different types of crimes vary depending on the region.“We have been supporting the development of local plans for violence prevention, and this analysis can help us improve our local strategies,” Loría said.General Index of Crime Source: IX Cantonal Analysis of Violence and Insecurity in Costa Rica (The Tico Times) Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Ellie Mae Names ClosingCorp as Finalist for 2017 Lenders Choice Awards

first_img in Headlines, News, Technology Ellie Mae Names ClosingCorp as Finalist for 2017 Lender’s Choice Awards ClosingCorp Company News Ellie Mae technology 2017-02-10 Mirasha Brown February 10, 2017 558 Views center_img ClosingCorp, a provider of residential real estate closing cost data and technology for the mortgage and real estate services industries, announced that it is a finalist for Best Service Provider for the 2017 Ellie Mae Hall of Fame “Lender’s Choice” Awards.Headquartered in San Diego, California, ClosingCorp uses innovative solutions and progressive technologies to deliver timely, accurate, and transparent results that help optimize closing processes and services for mortgage lenders, title and settlement companies, and real estate professionals.Bob Jennings, CEO of ClosingCorp, expressed appreciation on behalf of the company for being recognized by Ellie Mae. “It is an exceptional honor to be selected as a finalist for the Lender’s Choice award for the second year in a row,” he said. “It is especially gratifying to know that this nomination came from our lender clients who recognize our commitment to providing timely, accurate and transparent results in order to optimize the closing process and overall consumer experience.”The Ellie Mae Hall of Fame recognizes the top companies who use Ellie Mae’s Encompass all-in-one mortgage management solution. Winners will be announced at the Ellie Mae Experience 2017, which will be held March 6-9, 2017 at the Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.Jonathan Corr, President and CEO of Ellie Mae, elaborated on the value of the conference and how it will impact attendees. “Our Experience 2017 conference provides the perfect setting to recognize our esteemed customers and partners who have used Ellie Mae technology to transform and grow their businesses,” he said. “We received so many success stories showcasing our customers’ innovative use of Ellie Mae solutions to achieve compliance, efficiency, quality and growth and we look forward to honoring our winners.” Sharelast_img read more

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first_img“Last year, going into the playoffs, we didn’t have a good attitude,” head coach Bruce Arians said, noting how this year’s team has a different attitude heading into the playoffs. “We were probably a very tentative team, knowing that we were going to struggle to score points, rather than coming in as one of the top offenses in the league and one of the better defenses in the league. This is a much different football team.”How different?Last season, Arizona entered the postseason with the league’s 24th-ranked offense in yards. They averaged 19.4 points per game behind a revolving door of quarterbacks and a running game that finished 31st in the league.Now, they enter the playoffs with the league’s top-ranked offense in terms of yards, and their 30.6 points per game is second in the NFL. They are also eighth in the league in rushing yards.Defensively, last season the Cardinals were also 24th in yards allowed, though they surrendered just 18.7 points per game, which ranked fifth.Now, they are ranked fifth in yards allowed, with their 19.6 points given up per game placing them in a tie for seventh.It’s not exactly comparing apples and oranges, but at the same time, there is little comparison between the team that lost to the Carolina Panthers 27-16 in the Wild Card Round and the one that is viewed by Las Vegas the favorite to win Super Bowl 50. TEMPE, Ariz. — Going into the playoffs last season, there was plenty of talk about the “next man up” and how the Arizona Cardinals were confident they could put together a deep postseason run despite all the injuries they were dealing with.But really, everyone knew while the team may have genuinely hoped they could overcome everything the football gods had thrown at them, the truth is it was going to be very difficult to keep winning. It was understandably not talked about before or after the team’s final game — the last thing a team wants to do is give itself an excuse for losing — but at the same time, no one was oblivious to the situation. Comments   Share   Freeney and Iupati have even appeared in the Super Bowl, with the former earning a ring with the Indianapolis Colts after a 29-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI in 2007.More important and crucial than experience, however, is that Carson Palmer, the team’s Pro Bowl and record-setting quarterback who threw for 4,671 yards and 35 touchdowns this season, is healthy.“It’s a dream come true. As the season starts, you dream of being in this position,” the qurterback said. “You always want to make the playoffs, but to have that first-round bye and a chance to play all your games at home is pretty special. So, it’s a dream come true.”Last season, Palmer was sidelined with a torn ACL, and his backup, Drew Stanton, was also out with a knee injury. Without them, Ryan Lindley got the start under center, and he completed just 16-of-28 passes for 82 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in a game that saw the Cardinals muster just 78 yards of net offense, a playoff record low.Receiver Larry Fitzgerald said he did not think the team was tentative then, but understands they weren’t themselves.“But just not having Carson, I don’t think we had a full shot to really do what we were really capable of doing,” he said. “I think it was more just, we were a bit frustrated that we were going in, like, undermanned. This year it’s a completely different vibe.” Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Cardinals will be without Pro Bowl defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, whose season ended with a torn ACL in Week 15, and are likely to not have Redding, either, due to an ankle injury. Outside of those two — and defensive lineman Corey Peters, who was lost for the season during training camp — Arizona will next take the field with a pretty healthy roster.“That’s all you could ask for, is a shot to go out there and play your game,” Fitzgerald said.Just as the team’s injury troubles impacted its confidence going into last year’s playoffs, this year’s health does too, only in a positive way.“We’re a lot more confident, that’s for sure,” defensive lineman Calais Campbell said. “The belief is strong in the locker room, the guys are hungry.”There may be a sense of unfinished business given how things transpired last season, and with roughly a week until they open their playoff run at University of Phoenix Stadium, the feeling is more of excitement than concern or disappointment.There are plenty of reasons for that, of course, but the main one is that No. 3 will be on the field leading the way.“Quarterbacks, that’s key,” offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said. “That’s key to being a head coach, that’s key to success in this league. We can talk about defense and all that stuff, if you don’t have a quarterback it’s going to be tough sailing. “I just think we’re more equipped to the situation,” cornerback Jerraud Powers said. “Last year it was a bunch of the leaders and the veterans that are here hadn’t been in a playoff game.”Powers pointed to how Patrick Peterson and Michael Floyd, among others, had never experienced the intensity of the NFL postseason.“I remember after walking off, in Carolina, walking off the field, I looked at Pat and was like, ‘Now you know what it takes to get here. You have to play at a different level or whatnot,’” he added. “I think this year’s group, with the young guys from the last two years now considered veterans, I think they’ve taken heed to it and I think you see a more calm-natured team that’s just ready for the challenge of whatever it is.”While not a necessity for a deep playoff run, experience past Week 17 certainly does not hurt. Most of the team was around for last year’s disappointment, and many of the players who weren’t — such as guard Mike Iupati, linebacker Dwight Freeney and defensive lineman Cory Redding — have seen more than their fair share of postseason action. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 34-31. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) “Been there, done that in a Super Bowl myself when the quarterback was not up to par, and we lost, and the other team with the good quarterback won. The quarterback drives this league, I don’t care what anybody says. We’ve got ours, and he’s playing pretty good right now.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Cannes Film Festival in court over Terry Gilliam d

first_imgCannes Film Festival in court over Terry Gilliam dispute Portuguese film producer Paulo Branco, right, and his lawyer Claire Hocquet waiting outside the court room at Paris’ court house, Monday, May 7, 2018. This year’s Cannes Film Festival is kicking off with a legal dispute, as a Paris court weighs whether the festival can legally show Monty Python star Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited film “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” or not. Portuguese producer Paulo Branco, who initially worked with Gilliam on the film, claims he has the rights to the movie and sued Cannes organizers to stop them from showing it. Gilliam, 77, contests Branco’s claims. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) PARIS – This year’s Cannes Film Festival is kicking off with a legal dispute, as a Paris court weighs whether the festival can show Monty Python star Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited film “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.”A hearing was held in the case Monday, on the eve of the festival’s opening on the French Riviera. Gilliam’s film is scheduled to close the festival on May 19.But Portuguese producer Paulo Branco, who initially worked with Gilliam on the film, claims he also has rights to the movie and has sued Cannes organizers to stop them from showing it.“The work of each producer on this movie needs to be respected and not be trampled on by the director,” Branco told reporters at the court.Gilliam, 77, contests Branco’s claims.Gilliam’s lawyer, Benjamin Sarfaty, said banning the film from Cannes is “not justified.” He said Branco’s claim that showing the movie at Cannes would cause him “irreversible damage … is just a figment of imagination.”The court will issue its ruling Wednesday.It’s the latest in nearly two decades of headaches for Gilliam’s film, which has been plagued by production problems, funding issues and legal woes. The film stars Adam Driver and Stellan Skarsgard and is loosely based on the classic Spanish novel by Cervantes.The case heard Monday is a special emergency proceeding about the film’s scheduled showing at Cannes. In a broader, separate case over the rights to the film, a Paris court issued a ruling favourable to Branco last year. Gilliam appealed and that decision is expected June 15.The 71st Cannes Film Festival comes at a time of tumult in the film industry, with questions of gender equality at the fore as the event tries to guard traditions yet also adapt to fast-changing times.It opens Tuesday with the premiere of Asghar Farhadi’s film “Everybody Knows,” starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.___Angela Charlton in Paris contributed.center_img by Oleg Cetinic And Nicolas Garriga, The Associated Press Posted May 7, 2018 1:07 am PDT Last Updated May 7, 2018 at 8:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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