We realised rape and abuse not our fault

first_imgLondon: Veteran actor Jane Fonda believes the biggest take away from the #MeToo and Time’s Up movement has been that women have realised it is not there “fault” if they are sexually assaulted or raped. In an interview with Britain’s OK! magazine, the 81-year-old actor said she has gone through a lot in her life and is happy that finally women are being heard. “I’ve been raped, I’ve been sexually abused as a child and I’ve been fired because I wouldn’t sleep with my boss, and I thought it was my fault, that I didn’t do or say the right thing. ”One of the great things the women’s movement has done is to make us realise that rape and abuse is not our fault” Fonda said. The actor confessed that it took her a ”long time to apply feminism” to her own life. ”I grew up in the 50s and it took me a long time to apply feminism to my life. The men in my life were wonderful but victims of a patriarchal belief system. ”I felt diminished.”last_img read more

Delhis wait for relief from sultry weather grows longer

first_imgNew Delhi: There is no respite in sight for residents of the national capital from sultry weather as only very light rain is expected in a few isolated pockets on Friday, according to the Meteorological (MeT) department. However, light rain is likely in the city on the weekend owing to a low pressure area over southwest Uttar Pradesh, the MeT said. Mahesh Palawat of Skymet Weather, a private forecaster, said a low pressure area has developed over southwest Uttar Pradesh and it may lead to rains in the national capital. Though not much precipitation is predicted, the temperatures may drop by a couple of notches. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Delhi is witnessing an unusually long spell of humid weather and only light rains are predicted in the rest of September, the weather expert said. On Friday, the city registered a low of 27.8 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels were recorded at 84 per cent. The city has recorded 378.6 mm rains against the 30-year average of 596.4 mm from June 1, when the monsoon season starts, to September 12 — a deficiency of 37 per cent. In September, the national capital recorded 48.6 mm precipitation against the long-term average of 80.3 mm — a shortfall of 39 per cent. Palawat said multiple low-pressure areas have been developing over central India one after another, restricting the movement of the monsoon trough towards the northern region. Kuldeep Srivastava, a senior scientist at India Meteorological Department, said Delhi received less than expected rains in September this year.last_img read more

Moroccos Tourism Minister Calls for Decriminalizing Homosexuality

Taroudante -Lahcen Haddad, Morocco’s Minister of Tourism, has called for the de-criminalization of both homosexuality and consensual sex out of wedlock.In an exclusive interview with CNN Arabic at the headquarters of his ministry in Morocco in late October 2015, the minister said that his party, the Popular Movement, a traditionalist party, defends individual freedoms.The minister stated that his push to de-criminalize homosexuality and consensual sex out of wedlock falls within the framework of protecting individual freedoms. He stressed the need to find a solution in the new Penal Code that meet the demands of all stakeholders.The minister has no problem with same sex couples as long as they do not display their sexual orientation publicly to provoke a reaction. “We do not accept a display of one’s sexual tendencies for provocation, but if homosexuality is a personal orientation, practiced in private places, it falls within one’s personal freedom,” Haddad said.Minister Haddad, who referred to himself as a modern liberalist, said that the debate on the issue of homosexuality in Morocco “has not yet been opened.” He expressed his opposition to any leniency for perpetrators of crimes of honor, urging the judges to apply the law as it is.Currently, any sexual relations out of wedlock are punishable by law in Morocco. Article 489 of the Moroccan Penal Code punishes r sexual activities between people of the same by six months to three years imprisonment. read more

Middle East need for parties to talk is critical Annan says

Speaking to reporters as he entered United Nations Headquarters in New York this morning, the Secretary-General at the same time reiterated the critical need for the parties to resume their negotiations “now that the killing is going on — now that we are living this tragedy.”Concerning his meeting yesterday with Permanent Representatives from the Arab Group, Mr. Annan said they had stressed that the Security Council “should take some action, should take initiatives that will help galvanize the parties to recognize that they have to work to stop the violence and begin to improve the situation and engage in the dialogue.””We had a very good conversation,” Mr. Annan said, referring to his meeting with the Arab representatives. “They really came to think together as to what the UN, in the form of the Security Council and the Secretary-General, can do to help the process.”Meanwhile, Peter Hansen, the Commissioner-General of the UN Relief Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and Terje Roed-Larsen, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, met with Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres today in Tel Aviv.Their meetings followed an incident in Gaza yesterday when Mr. Hansen was stopped for over one hour at an Israeli check point.Afterwards, Mr. Roed-Larsen said he had been assured by Foreign Minister Peres that “the policy of the Government of Israel was to facilitate the work of the United Nations, and humanitarian workers in general.”According to a UN spokesman, an “open dialogue” on the issue will continue. Foreign Minister Peres said he had designated a high-level Foreign Ministry official to work with UNRWA in the days ahead.Mr. Roed-Larsen also met last night with Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat. Their meeting was described as “extremely positive,” the spokesman said. read more

UN forum in Madrid set to tackle challenges of ageing world population

The Second UN World Assembly on Ageing will open on 8 April to review the outcome of the first World Assembly, held in 1982 in Vienna, and to adopt a revised plan of action focusing on links between ageing and development as well as measures to mainstream ageing within the context of current global development agendas.The five-day conference is also expected to examine appropriate forms of public and private partnerships at all levels to build a “society for all ages” and measures to strengthen the solidarity between generations.According to UN officials, an ageing population also affords opportunities to capitalize on the wealth of skills and experience that older people bring to the workplace, to public life and to the family.”Trees grow stronger over the years, rivers wider. Likewise, with age, human beings gain immeasurable depth and breadth of experience and wisdom,” UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who will open the World Assembly on Monday, has said. “That is why older persons should be not only respected and revered; they should be utilized as the rich resource to society that they are.”Real-time coverage of the World Assembly can be found on the UN Web site at www.un.org/ageing/coverage and is available in six languages – Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. read more

Young people gather at UN General Assembly to review global action plan

Welcoming the delegates between the ages of 15 and 24 this morning, Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette challenged them to help overcome the world’s ills, poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, HIV/AIDS and hunger, for a more peaceful, democratic and prosperous future.”We are gathered here because we know that young people are our future,” she told the mixed audience of General Assembly members and 48 youth delegates from two dozen countries. “They will inherit what we create in our time, both good and bad,” she added.Noting that almost half the world’s population is under the age of 25, she said that they will have to deal with the challenges before them, including 200 million youth living in poverty, 130 million illiterate, 88 million unemployed and 10 million living with HIV/AIDS.She also mentioned the “distressing statistics” that a quarter of all children living in the developing world are malnourished, as are half of all children in Sub-Saharan African and Southern Asia. Hundreds of millions of children are not in school, and 11 million under the age of five die each year from preventable diseases, she said.Among the young people addressing the meeting, Sweden’s representative, Hanna Hallin, asked delegations to imagine a world where millions of people did not die before the age of 20 as a result of poverty, pregnancy, conflict, lack of health services or HIV/AIDS; and where young women and men were able to read, obtain decent work with a decent salary, seek their identity without fear of discrimination, and make their voices heard.She said young people were being marginalized when governments did not respect their right to health, education and decent work, or when they were not allowed to express their sexual, religious or indigenous identity without fear for their lives.The World Programme of Action for Youth is considered the first “global blueprint” for developing effective policies for young people. The General Assembly is now considering a draft resolution on the issue which would urge Governments, in consultation with youth organizations, to develop holistic and integrated polices based on the World Programme and to evaluate them regularly as part of follow-up action on the Programme’s implementation. read more

UN Envoy concerned over increased Israeli violation of Lebanons airspace

Through a statement released by a UN spokesman today, Geir O. Pedersen said the six Israeli overflights recorded over Southern Lebanon today “would appear to reverse the positive trend witnessed during April, when a reduction in Israeli overflights contributed to an atmosphere of relative calm along the Blue Line,” as the line of withdrawal in Southern Lebanon is known.Mr. Pedersen reiterated the UN’s call on the Israeli authorities to cease what he called “violations of Lebanese sovereignty.” Reminding all parties to exercise restraint, he said that “one violation cannot justify another.” read more

Rio de Janeiros mayor dreams of making his city South Americas answer

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Jenny Barchfield, The Associated Press Posted Sep 30, 2013 12:06 am MDT RIO DE JANEIRO – For Mayor Eduardo Paes, it’s not enough that Rio de Janeiro is both an Olympic and a World Cup host city. He’s determined to turn Rio into a Woody Allen city, too, and has gone to extraordinary lengths to persuade the director to shoot a movie here, meeting with Allen’s sister, dispatching him handwritten notes and even pledging to underwrite 100 per cent of production costs.Allen hasn’t taken Paes up on his offer, but the mayor continues to lobby hard. Scoring a film by the legendary director would help cement Paes’ vision for the city: to turn Rio into a cinema hub, the Los Angeles of South America.While Hollywood needn’t watch its back just yet, there’s no doubt that Brazil’s film industry is booming, as the Rio film festival that runs through Oct. 10 puts on display.The country is on track to make 100 feature films this year, up from 30 in 2003, and it’s increasingly sought out by foreign productions cashing in on the government’s generous subsidies and incentives. New studio complexes are in the works, and cinemas are mushrooming across Brazil to keep pace with ever-growing numbers of movie-goers, many of them new members of the middle class who were pulled out of poverty by a decade of booming economic growth.“The big shift is that now many more people have disposable income,” said Adrien Muselet, chief operating officer of RioFilme, the city government’s film finance company. “Once you’ve covered your basic necessities, bought your fridge and your washing machine, what do you want next? Fun. And for many people, that means the movies.”The new viewers have helped push Brazil’s box office gross from $327 million in 2008 to $737 million last year, according to the trade publication Filme B. That puts Brazil among the top 10 movie consuming countries in the world, said Muselet, and the industry is taking note.With its population of 204 million, this South American giant is increasingly factoring into the major United States studios’ strategic calculations.“When you take an American blockbuster and you set it here in Brazil, even for just a couple of scenes, it just explodes in the box office here,” said Muselet, pointing to “Breaking Dawn,” part of the “Twilight” series of teen vampire movies, which was filmed partially on location in Rio and the coastal colonial city of Paraty. Brazilians flocked to the movie, and the country ended up being the film’s second biggest market.Other big Hollywood productions such as “Fast Five” of the “Fast and Furious” franchise and the Sylvester Stallone vehicle “The Expendables” were also partially shot here in recent years. “Billy Elliot” director Stephen Daldry’s “Trash” is currently rolling.Rio officials also hope movies made here will help burnish the image of a city mostly notorious for its grinding poverty and drug-fueled violence, particularly as Rio gears up to host next year’s soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.In a bid to attract more foreign productions, Rio’s state government created an agency to walk teams through Brazil’s Byzantine bureaucracy, helping them get the dizzying number of permits and permissions needed to shoot. The Rio Film Commission also hopes to increasingly help foreign productions find Brazilian investors, allowing them to qualify for the government subsidies and incentives that make up the lion’s share of practically all movie budgets here.Producer Aaron Berger, an American who works in both Rio and Los Angeles, said the subsidies helped get things rolling for his series “Gaby Estrela,” which is about to premier on Globo TV’s kids cable channel Gloob. “It was a tremendous boost for us,” he said.Over the past decade, the federal government has spent more than $450 million on films, and many state and city governments also invest in movies made locally, provided they meet requirements that typically include hiring at least a certain number of local employees. And since Brazilian law allows corporate tax write-offs for cultural projects, companies such as petroleum giant Petrobras and cellphone provider Claro often underwrite movies.Brazilian films have made inroads internationally in the last five years, notably the “Elite Squad” films probing gang violence and political corruption in Rio. Other domestic fare includes smart comedies and smaller budget films aimed at the art-house circuit.The industry also got a boost from a 2011 law requiring all cable television channels to show at least 3 1/2 hours of independently produced local content each week during prime time.“All of a sudden there’s a huge demand for this sort of content,” said Steve Solot, president of the Latin American Training Center, a Rio-based audiovisual consultancy. “It’s a fantastic new market.”The industry’s sudden growth has caused shortages of qualified technicians, such as electricians, camera operators and sound people, and RioFilme is scrambling to fill the gap through training courses.“We wouldn’t be seeing this kind of shortage if there weren’t a lot of demand,” said the agency’s president, Sergio Sa Leitao. “In a strange way, it’s a really good thing.” Rio de Janeiro’s mayor dreams of making his city South America’s answer to Hollywood read more

Hampton Court Flower Show fans given chance to adopt a rare plant

Katherine Potsides, RHS Head of Shows Development commented: “It’s important to the RHS that the plants and gardens continue to live on following our shows to benefit others and we are delighted to be working alongside Wayward and the National Trust who not only share our passion in striving to make the world a greener and more beautiful place but also to inspire more young people and community groups to get involved in gardening.”Joseph Watson, London Creative Director of the National Trust, added: “In the spirit of our founder Octavia Hill, the National Trust in London seeks to make the inspiring power of nature and heritage accessible to all. We hope this partnership project with Wayward and the RHS will transfer moments of natural beauty from RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to community green spaces and gardens throughout London, inspiring many more people to engage with nature.”View latest offers from Crocus Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Clara Molden Large-scale adoptions have already been organised for schools and community groups, so they can enjoy the rare plants which were on show at Hampton Court.Plants which featured in the show, which took place earlier this month, will be available for “adoption” at  National Trust’s Morden Hall Park on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th July.The National Trust is working closely with The House of Wayward Plants, a large-scale plant exchange scheme which works to reduce waste and keep plants alive and appreciated, and hopes to put on more events like this in future. View of The RNIB Community Garden at Hampton Court Flower ShowCredit:Clara Molden Green-fingered fans of the Hampton Court Flower Show are being allowed to adopt a rare plant from the exhibit, in a first for the Royal Horticultural Society.Several thousands of plants and materials from one of the world’s most prestigious flower shows will be rehomed.Budding “plant guardians” have to fill out a form explaining their plans for their new charge and why their garden is suitable.They will also be able to provide a drawing of where the plant will be living, to be displayed by the RHS.This plant recycling scheme is a way for plants to live on and be appreciated by the public, in gardens across the country, instead of hidden away in greenhouses or scrapped. read more

DRAMMEN CALLING Kristian Kjelling goes home after 14 years abroad

The most famous Norwegian handball player Kristian Kjelling will come back to domestic handball after 14 years of absence! Experienced 34 years-old left back decided to join domestic team Drammen from the next summer. Kjelling played in the golden time of Spanish ASOBAL for Ademar Leon and Portland San Antonio, while the last few seasons he spent in Danish BSV Silkeborg and Aalborg. ← Previous Story Louise Burgaard to FC Midtjylland until 2018! Next Story → THAT IS FAIR PLAY: Kielce finish 10/10 in Ukraine after -9 on half-time Kristian Kjelling read more

New reporting restrictions could close 300 rural petrol stations

first_imgAN ASSOCIATION representing rural fuel retailers has suggested that up to 300 stations could be squeezed out of business as a result of new licencing restrictions imposed by the Revenue Commissioners.The Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association (CSNA) says the introduction of a new ‘Marked Fuel Traders Licence’, introduced in the Finance Act 2012, will impose extra costs and administrative requirements on individual businesses.The new licence – introduced two weeks ago – is in addition to an auto-fuel traders’ licence, which retailers are required to have in order to dispense everyday petrol and diesel. Each licence costs €250.The new two-licence system replaces the Mineral Oil Trader’s Licence, which had previously covered all fuels including petrol, diesel, kerosene and green diesel.The Marked Fuel Traders Licence, however, also require fuel retailers to submit a mandatory monthly online return of all movements of kerosene and marked gas (or ‘green diesel’) – including records of opening and closing stock balances, and details of all individual sales.CSNA chief executive Vincent Jennings said traders had not been given any rationale for the splitting of the two licences – adding that there was “an enormous disparity and disproportionality at play in this decision”.“We cannot believe that they have proposed this solution without considering the additional financial and administrative cost associated with this new regime,” he said, calling on the Revenue and the Department of Finance to abolish the new system.Last night a Revenue spokeswoman defended the measures by saying illegal fuel trading posed “a very serious threat to the Exchequer, through the loss of revenue from Mineral Oil Tax and other taxes”.“It is therefore a key aim for Revenue to act against all aspects of this illegal trade, including the emerging trend of the sale of laundered diesel through filling stations.This action will both deter and severely limit the opportunities for criminal activity, protect legitimate business and employment, secure tax and duty yields for the Exchequer and reduce the threat posed to the environment by activities such as fuel laundering.The spokeswoman added that it was important that Revenue could identify all traders who were involved in dealing green diesel and kerosene, and be able to monitor the movement of any such products.“Revenue consulted extensively with oil trade representative groups on these measures and the general reaction of such groups has been positive,” she said.“As well as safeguarding the tax take from mineral oils, it is expected that the new measures will help the legitimate trade by cracking down and putting out of business those traders dealing in illicit oil.”Explainer: What is laundered fuel?last_img read more

Fourth English former player alleges sex abuse

first_img A FOURTH FORMER footballer said he too suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a youth coach as an aspiring player, in a snowballing scandal rocking the game in Britain.Former England and Manchester City star David White, now 49, joins ex-Tottenham Hotspur striker Paul Stewart and two other former players alleging they were abused when they were children in youth football.White said he was abused by Barry Bennell, a coach and talent scout who sexually abused young boys across three decades from the 1970s and has been named by other former footballers.“Given recent press stories I wish to confirm that I was sexually abused by my former football coach Barry Bennell in the late 70s and early 80s,” White, who made nearly 400 league appearances for City, Leeds and Sheffield United from 1985 to 1998, said in a statement.White, who earned an England cap in 1992, said in the statement reported by the BBC on Wednesday: “For a number of reasons and for nearly two decades I kept my ordeal secret from my family and friends.”White said the abuse took place when he was playing for a junior team in Manchester.England’s Football Association has set up a helpline for former players to report abuse and more victims are expected to step forward.Stewart, capped three times by England, said he was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a man who threatened to kill his family if he told anyone. Stewart was encouraged to speak out after former Crewe Alexandra player Andy Woodward told the The Guardian he had suffered years of abuse by convicted paedophile Bennell, a former Crewe youth coach.Bennell was jailed for nine years in 1998 after pleading guilty to sexual offences against young boys. He was also imprisoned for two years in May 2015 for an historic sexual offence against a boy and has spent time in jail in the United States.Steve Walters, who was a gifted youth player at Crewe, then came forward to say he too was abused by Bennell, whose crimes are being re-investigated by Cheshire Police.- ‘Life ruined’ -Cheshire Police, responsible for policing the Crewe area, said 11 people had come forward saying they wanted to speak to police in the light of Woodward’s interview.Woodward told the Guardian: “My life has been ruined until the age of 43, but how many others are there?“I’m talking about hundreds of children who Barry Bennell cherry-picked for various football teams and who now, as adults, might still be living with that awful fear.”Based in northwest England and currently in England’s fourth tier, Crewe have a well-established reputation for developing young players.Crewe chairman John Bowler, who was in position at the time of Bennell’s offences, told the BBC the club were “distressed” by the accusations and would review the situation.He added he was “very sorry for the distress caused” to Woodward and Walters.In a joint statement, the FA, the Premier League and the Football League described Woodward’s story as “heartbreaking” and praised his “immense courage”.Gordon Taylor, chief executive of British players’ union the Professional Footballers’ Association, said his organisation had also been contacted by victims of child abuse.Because of Woodward’s bravery, many other ex-players and apprentices are now contacting us — it is double figures now,” Taylor told Britain’s Press Association. 31,786 Views 4 Comments “And that is a timely warning for everybody in football about our duty of care to these youngsters.”Bournemouth star missed World Cup qualifier after FA sent paperwork to ‘the wrong Congo‘>Spanish prosecutors seek 2-year jail term and €10 million fine for Neymar> Image: EMPICS Sport https://the42.ie/3098543 The mental scars led me into other problems with drink and drugs,” Stewart told the Daily Mirror.The 52-year-old, who also played for Liverpool and Manchester City, added: “I know now it was a grooming process. The level of abuse got worse and worse.”Stewart, a married father of three, said other players were also abused by the man, who was not named. David White (file pic). Image: EMPICS Sport Share7 Tweet Email David White (file pic). Nov 23rd 2016, 7:25 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By AFP Fourth English former player alleges sex abuse Former England and Manchester City star David White is the latest footballer to speak out. Short URL Wednesday 23 Nov 2016, 7:25 PMlast_img read more

Through a childs eyes

first_imgAfter the successful launch of the Hellenic Museum, the exhibition Through A Child’s Eyes – exhibiting the experiences of the children of post-war migration, is still open for members of the public. Many prominent migrants who were forced to leave Greece along with their parents during the “stone years,” were given the opportunity to share their stories with the help of modern technology at an exhibition held in Melbourne’s Hellenic Museum. Rare photos from the Post-Civil War Greece and xenophobic Australia are being displayed. What seems to be more touching though, are the protagonists telling their life stories, leaving Greece, many at a young age, not knowing English. However, despite being victims of contempt and racial discrimination, they managed to survive and many succeeded in their lives. The exhibition will run until May 2013. For more information visit www.hellenic.org.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

CCTV Steering Committee to be established

first_img Related Items:cctv may be coming to TCI, meeting held to see what other jurisdictions are doing in terms of cctv Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 29, 2016 – A steering committee will be formed and CCTV is finally closer to coming for the Turks and Caicos Islands.  In the fifth National Security Council or NSC meeting, held on Tuesday July 26, it was determined that a committee will explore what other jurisdictions are doing.  This committee is to be chaired by Director of the Premier’s Office, Althea Been.   At the meeting were:  the Governor, Premier, Police Commissioner, Minister for Border Control and the Attorney General. last_img read more

Young teen boys gunned down Police ask where are Parents

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Teenboysfounddead, #teenboysnotreportedmissing, #youngteenboysgunneddown Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 20, 2017 – Nassau – Police were yesterday stumped that no one had reported two young teenage boys as missing; the pair was found riddled with bullets in a track road in Yellow Elder Gardens in Nassau on Sunday morning – dead.It was an emotional scene, apparently even for Police and leaders as the pair was left to die on the cold, hard, dirty ground and Police during the initial investigation and media interviews were unable to say that there was even anyone reported missing.   Police had promised they would go door to door to find out what happened to these two teens who were killed sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning.#MagneticMediaNews#Teenboysfounddead#teenboysnotreportedmissing#youngteenboysgunneddown Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Bolton boss reacts to Villa defeat

first_imgBolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson has been talking about his team’s 2-0 loss to Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship on Friday.On his assessment of the game, Parkinson told the club’s official website, saying:“I thought we had more than enough chances to get something from the game.”“I think everybody who has watched it can see that. When we have periods of pressure, like we have done of late, we have to take those opportunities.”“We’ve come to Villa Park, which is a difficult place to come to, I thought we created more than enough to get something from the game. It was so close, the width of the post or someone sliding in half a yard quicker to get a goal.”“The keeper made a great save from Nooney in the second half. Obviously, we are disappointed with conceding that early goal and we know we’ve done that a lot recently.”Keith Hill is set to protect Bolton’s young players Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 After the team’s takeover last week, the club has only relied on youth players, and manager Keith Hill wants to protect them and give them chances for the future.“Was it a lack of concentration or a good piece of play from Abraham, to put Grealish in, who we know is a top-class player.”“I still feel we could have been more switched on in that situation.”“The second goal, how the referee can give a free kick for Joe Williams’ tackle, I honestly don’t know.”“However, I do feel we need to defend it better. We know they are good at set plays and have a very good delivery. We need to back stick better than we did.”“It was a performance that typified us recently, where we have had so much good play in the game and we need to capitalise on those big moments.”last_img read more

Additional beds available for homeless due to rainy weather in San Diego

first_imgAdditional beds available for homeless due to rainy weather in San Diego KUSI Newsroom Posted: February 26, 2018 February 26, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The Inclement Weather Shelter Program at Father Joe’s Villages and Connections Housing Downtown for homeless San Diegans has been activated by the San Diego Housing Commission in partnership with the City of San Diego.Shelter nights are provided when the temperature is 50 degrees or below and there is a 40 percent chance of rain, or in exceptional weather conditions, such as one or more inches of rain within 24 hours and sustained winds of over 25 MPH.The date(s) is listed below:Monday, February 26Father Joe’s Villages Shelter — up to 250 individualsCheck-In: 4 p.m. — Throughout the nightCheck-Out: 5 a.m.Meal provided1501 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92101The City of San Diego funds the Inclement Weather Shelter Program at Father Joe’s Villages.PATH San Diego/Connections Housing Downtown Shelter – Up to 30 individualsCheck-In: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.Check-Out: 7 a.m.Meal provided1250 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101The San Diego Housing Commission funds the Inclement Weather Shelter Program at PATH San Diego/Connections Housing.Inclement Weather Shelter Program–Downtown San Diego Area The Inclement Weather Shelter Program in the city’s downtown area is a partnership of the San Diego Housing Commission, City of San Diego, Father Joe’s Villages, PATH San Diego/Connections Housing Downtown and 2-1-1 San Diego. For more information about this shelter program or other county-wide shelter programs, dial 2-1-1, or visit www.211sandiego.org KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Father Joe’s Villages, Weather FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Continuing the Bengal legacy

first_imgHighlighting the artistic continuity of modern and contemporary Bengal, the works of Bengal Panorama II, presented by Janus Art Gallery features several styles, genres, periods, themes that have been prevalent throughout the history of Bengal modernism, the exhibition showcases over fifty art works by a range of modernists, including Jogen Chowdhury, Sunil Das, Suhas Roy, Bipin Goswami, Prokash Karmakar, Paritosh Sen, L. P. Shaw, Isha Mahammad, Sajal Roy, Bijon Chowdhury, Adinath Mukherjee, Ratan Acherjee, Manoj Dutta, Bimal Kar, Rabin Dutta, Subrata Gangopadhyay and a few like-minded young artists and a complete section dedicated to Sunil Das with his sculptures. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfUnlike the 50s artists, primarily working in abstraction, Sunil Das devoted himself to figuration and occasionally tried his hand at sculpture. Master sculptor, Bipin Goswami’s Durga, reclining figure, mother and child and portraits represent signature style and his interest in the modern idiom. Master sculptor, Bipin Goswami’s Durga, reclining figure, mother and child and portraits represent signature style and his interest in the modern idiom. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOne of the best among his generation of Calcutta painters, Bijon Chowdhury occasionally painted mythological works apart from socio-political themes, whereas Lalu Prasad Shaw mainly focused on his babu-bibi series in tempera or gouache. Ratan Acherjee mastered the wash technique of Abanindranth Tagore, while Manoj Dutta continued to paint folk motifs. Portraying the diversity of Bengal modernism, the exhibition also incorporates a sketch by Jogen Chowdhury, dreamy landscapes of Prokash Karmakar, Suhas Roy’s female protagonist, Bimal Kar’s city and mountain-scapes and a self-portrait by Partiosh Sen as a thinker. Whether it is Sajal Roy’s allegorical and cubist works, Rabin Dutta’s female portraits of surreal quality or Subrat Gangooly’s festive colours, each work stands on its own. Recent trends of the contemporary Bengal are represented here by large-scale sculptural works of Rajesh Sharma and Suvajit Samanta, a bronze by Animesh Mahata, minimal figuration of Debabrata Sarkar, including Shovin Bhattacharjee’s psychological image and Parbir Kumar Bera’s depiction of carnal love.Connected only by the geographical confines of Bengal, the artists and art works on display include not just some of the most important names of the region, but also work of individual stylistic importance. Where: Triveni Kala sangam 205, Tansen Marg, Mandi HouseWhen: April 6 – 16Timing: 11 am – 7 pmlast_img read more

Ghacks Deals Pay What You Want The Complete Linux eBook Bundle

first_imgGhacks Deals: Pay What You Want: The Complete Linux eBook Bundle by Martin Brinkmann on June 27, 2019 in Deals – No commentsThe Pay What You Want: The Complete Linux eBook Bundle includes four programming and scripting related Linux ebooks and videos for each of the courses.The following books are included:Mastering Linux Security & Hardening — A Comprehensive Guide to Preventing Your Linux System From Getting CompromisedLinux Shell Scripting Cookbook, Third Edition — Do Amazing Things with the Linux ShellMastering Linux Shell Scripting, Second Edition — Master the Complexities of Bash Shell ScriptingMastering Embedded Linux Programming, Second Edition — Master the Techniques Needed to Build Great, Efficient Embedded Devices On LinuxYou get access to one of the books if you pay at least $1 (the fourth book), and get access to all if you beat the average price of the bundle (currently less than $15). Access is given for lifetime and certification of completion is included.Click here to open the Pay What You Want: The Complete Linux eBook Bundle deal on Ghacks DealsNot for you?If this particular offer is not for you, you may want to check out other Linux deals on Ghacks Deals.Fine print: make sure that you check out the specs and terms of the deal.Disclosure: The deal is provided by StackCommerce in partnership with Ghacks Technology News; you need a StackCommerce account to participate in giveaways or make purchases. Check out the privacy policy and Terms of Service here.Ghacks Technology News benefits from sales made on the Ghacks Deals website through a revenue share agreement. All revenue goes towards the running costs.Advertisementlast_img read more

Sushis to Blame for a Mans 5Foot Tapeworm

first_img(Credit: Shutterstock)A Fresno, Calif. man is rethinking his diet after one of his favorite dishes came back to bite him in the butt.Dr. Kenny Banh who works in the emergency room in the Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno shared a horrifyingly fascinating story about one of his patients on a recent episode of “This Won’t Hurt a Bit,” a podcast where experts of medicine share strange and fascinating medical stories. As Banh explained, a young man came into the emergency department complaining of bloody diarrhea. He also specifically asked to be treated for a tapeworm. Banh said he’s seen patients who think they have a tapeworm, but their fears are often unwarranted. But this time, Banh’s patient had proof.“I see next to him he’s got this little grocery bag, plastic bag, sitting next to him. I said, ‘I hope it’s not a stool sample.” He goes, ‘No. It’s the worm,” Banh explained on the show.Banh peeked inside the bag. Sure enough, there was a tapeworm wrapped around a cardboard toilet paper tube.The patient, Banh said, had been quite worried. After using the bathroom, he noticed blood in his stool. He also noticed something else hanging out of his rear. The man, fearing this strange new appendage was actually a piece of his intestines, gave it a tug. And he kept tugging.Yup, that’s it. (Credit: Kenny Banh)When he picked it up to examine what had just exited his body, it moved.The patient, relived his entrails weren’t falling out, coiled the worm onto a cardboard tube and went to the hospital. Banh said the worm, known generally as a helminth, stretched to a length of 5 feet, 6 inches. How the tapeworm entered the patient’s body stumped Banh, until the patient revealed he absolutely loves eating salmon sashimi, a raw fish dish that’s a Japanese delicacy.Several salmon species are the principle sources of Diphyllobothrium nihokkaiense, or the Japanese broad tapeworm. It was previously thought that this parasite was a problem unique to Asia, but in 2017 the Centers for Disease Control warned that North American fisheries were also at risk. They published a study that showed wild salmon harvested in Alaska were also plagued by the parasite.“Our main intent is to alert parasitologists and medical doctors about the potential danger of human infection with this long tapeworm resulting from consumption of infected salmon imported (on ice) from the Pacific coast of North America and elsewhere,” the CDC researchers wrote.Salmon are typically caught and shipped on ice, rather than frozen. Therefore, tapeworm larvae can survive their trip from the ocean to your sushi plate. Cooking salmon or freezing it is enough to kill the parasite.While the thought of a 6-foot tapeworm calling your insides home is haunting, tapeworms typically aren’t a major threat to your health. Oftentimes, they can dwell inside the intestine for years undetected. In rare cases, a tapeworm might cause gall bladder disease, obstruct sections of the intestine or cause a vitamin B12 deficiency.Treating a tapeworm is very simple. A patient takes one dose of a de-worming medication, and that’s usually enough to kill them all.Banh confirmed that the patient will probably avoid sashimi for now.last_img read more