Celebrate Life 2007 Marks National Cancer Survivors Day

first_imgPier 21 in Halifax provides the backdrop for an afternoon of music and festivities on Sunday, June 3, as Nova Scotians mark National Cancer Survivors Day with Celebrate Life 2007. Presented by Cancer Care Nova Scotia, this is the sixth year the Halifax celebration has been held. The event takes place between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. for an information fair. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. “Celebrate Life is about hope, inspiration and remembrance,” said Emmie Luther-Hiltz, co-ordinator, cancer patient family network, Cancer Care Nova Scotia. “It’s an opportunity to come together with those important people in our lives and share a strong sense of community.” Terry Kelly, honourary event chair and a cancer survivor, will perform a song he wrote for the event in English and French Launched last year, the song is becoming an anthem for survivorship events throughout the country. Other performers include J.P. Cormier, Doris Mason, the Greene School of Irish Dance and the Sacred Heart School Elementary Choir. Acadian musician and singer/songwriter, Ron Burgeois, will be master of ceremonies. CTV’s Peter Mallette will share his personal experience with cancer and speak about ways he has been able to remain positive, be thankful for and celebrate life while dealing with a cancer diagnosis. The family-oriented afternoon will also include a candle lighting ceremony to honour those touched by cancer. National Cancer Survivors Day events, like Celebrate Life 2007, will be recognized by thousands of people in communities throughout North America on Sunday. It is a day to honour those around the world who are living with a history of cancer. In Nova Scotia, the 28,000 people who are living with, living through or living beyond a cancer diagnosis are invited to join with their families, friends and health providers to celebrate life. Cancer Care Nova Scotia is a program of the Department of Health, created to reduce the burden of cancer on individuals, families, and the health-care system through prevention, screening, education and research.last_img read more

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Bluefin sold for 3 million in 1st 2019 sale at Tokyo market

first_imgTOKYO — A 612-pound (278-kilogram) bluefin tuna sold for a record 333.6 million yen ($3 million) in the first auction of 2019, after Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji market was moved to a new site on the city’s waterfront.The winning bid for the prized but threatened species at the predawn auction was more than double the 2013 annual New Year auction.It was paid by Kiyomura Corp., whose owner Kiyoshi Kimura runs the Sushi Zanmai chain. Kimura has often won the annual auction in the past.Japanese broadcaster NHK showed a beaming Kimura saying that he was surprised by the high price of tuna this year. He added: “The quality of the tuna I bought is the best.”The Associated Presslast_img

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Modi warns first time voters against khichdi government

first_imgAzamgarh (Uttar Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed first time voters and said they must beware of ‘khichdi’ (read coalition) governments that bring anarchy and instability. The Prime Minister was addressing an election rally in Azamgarh that has over 40,000 first time voters. He said: “Twenty years ago, the United Front government brought instability and mid-term elections. The UPA governments made India hang its head in shame with a slew of scams. Such governments cannot face challenges.” Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The Prime Minister said that parties like the SP-BSP and Congress had promoted vote bank politics which had put the nation in trouble. “In the past five years, Azamgarh has not been blamed for any terror link. We have checked terror activities that have now been restricted to Kashmir and a few border areas. The ‘mahamilavati’ governments allowed Pakistan to dominate over us but the BJP government succeeded in getting global support against terrorist Masood Azhar,” he pointed out. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen The Prime Minister said that his government had kept national interests above self interests. “Yeh naya Hindustan hai- yeh ghar mein ghus kar marega,” he said. The Prime Minister said that his government had not differentiated between castes while drawing up various welfare schemes and electricity was not given on caste basis in his regime. Referring to the Azamgarh BJP candidate Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirahua, the Prime Minister said that Bhojpuri cinema had attained global recognition due to artists like Nirahua, Ravi Kishan and Manoj Tiwari. The Prime Minister concluded his speech with ‘Abki baar’ and the people responded with ‘Modi sarkar’.last_img read more

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Pakistan UN and partners seeking 357 million to assist with flood response

19 September 2011The United Nations and its partners are asking donors to fund a $357 million plan to help the Pakistani Government provide vital assistance to more than five million people affected by massive flooding in the country’s south. The plan, launched yesterday in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, aims to provide food, water, sanitation, health care, and emergency shelter to the most-affected families for six months. It is similar to a plan launched last year in the wake of the devastating floods that affected some 20 million people, resulted in some 2,000 deaths and submerged about a fifth of the country. “One year after the largest floods in recent history, the people of Pakistan are in desperate need again. We cannot let them down,” said Valerie Amos, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. “More than five million people are struggling to survive massive flooding across southern Pakistan, and the rains continue to fall,” she said. “They have lost their homes, their possessions and their livelihoods. The next few days will be crucial, as the UN and partners help the Government to get food, safe water and shelter to the most vulnerable.” This year’s monsoon rains and flooding have affected an estimated 5.4 million people in the provinces of Sindh and Balochistan, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which warns that the humanitarian crisis is growing as the rains continue to fall across the south. Nearly 1 million homes have been destroyed and 72 per cent of crops have been lost in the worst-affected areas. In Sindh province, 22 out of 23 districts have been flooded, and 16 need particularly urgent assistance. “The United Nations and its humanitarian partners are working tirelessly to support Government-led efforts to provide food, water, health care and emergency shelter to the families worst hit by the floods,” said Timo Pakkala, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Pakistan. “Despite our efforts, the needs are growing. We urge the international community to fully support the rapid response plan in order to save lives,” he said. The UN and its partners, who are supporting the primarily Government-led emergency response effort, have so far distributed more than 20,000 shelter kits and sets of household goods, as well as 530,000 plastic sheets. In addition, more than 650,000 people have received medicines and medical care, and 500,000 people will receive food aid by the end of September. Agencies are also aiming to provide 400,000 people with access to safe drinking water over the coming days. read more

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Britains rarest seabird successfully breeds on Welsh island for the first time

Britain’s rarest seabird has seen a change in its fortune having successfully bred on a Welsh island for the first time in a decade. Roseate terns almost went extinct after their feathers were used as a fashion accessory in women’s hats.But nature lovers are celebrating after two chicks hatched successfully on the safety of the Skerries off Anglesey  – and one has already flown the nest.They were only born after a major conservation project by the RSPB, and  warden Ian Sims said the news “cannot be overstated”.The chicks’ progress is being monitored by two animal experts who have gone to extreme measures to help the terns breed.They designed nest boxes for the terns and used lures playing roseate calls and with the aim of attracting passing roseate terns.They also warded off potential predators including gull scarers with loudspeakers and monitor the island for rats.Mr Sims said: “We have been working to protect the seabirds on the Skerries for many years and when it comes to breeding roseate terns, they have quite a variable history.”In 2016 one pair bred but did not fledge any young. Before that they last bred in 2006 – when a pair fledged one chick.” The Skerries – although inhospitable for humans – are crucial for breeding terns who migrate each spring from western Africa to just a handful of colonies in the UK and Ireland. The coastal birds, with pale plumage with slight rosy flush, a black cap and a black beak, arrive at their breeding colonies from mid-May.There are only 116 breeding pairs of Roseate terns in the UK, restricted to just Coquet Island in England. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Slovakia gets ready for Belarus – Squad announced

← Previous Story Krim Mercator wins 18th Slovenian title! Next Story → Tatran Presov extends contract with coach Rasic Slovakia gets ready for the WCh 2013 qualification clashes with Belarus in June (9 and 16th). NT Head coach, Peter David announced his squad for upcoming matches:goalkeepers: Richard Štochl (Montpellier Agglomération HB/Fr.), Miloš Putera (TV 05/07 Hüttenberg/Nem.), Teodor Paul (Csurgói KK/Maď.)line players: Peter Dudáš (HC SPORTA Hlohovec), Michal Kopčo (Tatran Prešov), Martin Mazák (FTC-PLER Budapešť/Maď.)wings: Martin Straňovský (Reale Ademar León/Šp.), Radoslav Antl (Tatran Prešov), Tomáš Urban (MKB Veszprém KC/Maď.), Tomáš Straňovský (HC Štart Nové Zámky)backs: Daniel Valo (HSG Wetzlar/Nem.), Csaba Szücs (TSV Hannover-Burgdorf/Nem.), František Šulc (Pick Szeged/Maď.), Pavol Polakovič (Octavio Pilotes Posada/Šp.), Oliver Rábek (HC Štart Nové Zámky), Ľubomír Ďuriš (HC SPORTA Hlohovec), Vladimír Guzy (Tatran Prešov), Peter Kukučka (Kadetten Schaffhausen/Švajč.)info: slovakhandball.sk BelarusBelarus handballPeter DavidSlovakia handballSlovakian handball read more

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Mikkel Hansen about handball rules I am big fan of shotclock

One of the biggest handball stars Mikkel Hansen put his name on the list of handball people how are for inventing shot-clock in the game. The 30-years old powerful shooter of Paris SAint Germain isn’t satisfied with “passive rule” with six passes which IHF put in charge in summer 2016.“I think there are many times where you meet a slightly weaker opponent who is allowed to play one minute each time. When one’s own team has played 30 seconds and the judges lift the arm, you have a little strange judgment, said Hansen in the latest edition of the TV 2 SPORT handball podcast and commented idea of shot-clock, just like in basketball. – I’m a big fan of that. I do not even know how it should work when, for example, you get a two-minute expulsion three seconds before the end of attack. What will happen? In basketball you get a few seconds again. As a player, you sometimes only have the feeling that the other team is allowed to play for an eternity where the arm does not come up,” says Mikkel Hansen.PHOTO: IHF, Stephane Pillaud ← Previous Story EX-Melsungen star Nenad Vuckovic to continue career at RK Vojvodina Next Story → Greece excluded from Women’s 17 EHF Champ and have to pay 25.000 fine read more

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Superb PSG Handball conquer Kielce

PGE Vive KielcePSG Handball PSG Handball made a huge step forward to the VELUX EHF FInal4 in Cologne after only 60 minutes of battle with the Polish champions PGE Vive Kielce. The French best team showed extraordinary performance in Kielce 34:28 (22:10) with the highest point in the first half, when Zvonimir Serdarusic boys were at the TOP of domination with 12 goals lead.Strong transition, superb Omeyer between the posts, smart attack, put Dujshebaev’s team almost out of the VELUX EHF Champions League after only 30 minutes in their own hall…Abalo, Hansen and Nikola Karabatic netted five goals each for the winners, while Alex Dujshebaev scored seven for the yellow army…PGE VIVE Kielce – Paris Saint-Germain HB 28:34 (10:22)PGE VIVE: Szmal, Ivić – Jurecki 4, Dujshebaev 7, Kus, Aguinagalde, Bielecki 3, Jachlewski 2, Strlek, Janc 1, Jurkiewicz 1, Zorman 3, Mamić 3, Bombac 3, DjukićPSG: Omeyer, Corrales – Gensheimer 4, Mollgaard, Stepancić, Keita, Sagosen 2, Kounkound 4, Remili 4, Abalo 5, L. Karabatić 1, Hansen 5, Narcisse, Nielsen 4, N. Karabatić 5 ← Previous Story “PERFECT NORDIC COMBINED” for Gonzales: Du Rietz – Hansen – Sagosen Next Story → EHF Cup: Fuchse Berlin with -8 from Nasice read more

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WWE star Titus ONeil and Florida ministries team up to build center

first_img WWE star Titus O’Neil posted to his Twitter Saturday that he is partnering with his Bullard Family Foundation to team up with Florida ministries One More Child and Hope Street Tampa to build a “Transformation” Center for housing single mothers during their transition of insufficiency to becoming self-sufficient.You can check out Titus O’Neil’s Twitter post below:I’m extremely excited about partnering My Bullard Family foundation with @one_morechild @hopestreettampa and @Philipwhitten to build A “Transformation” Center to House single Mothers during their transition of insufficiency to becoming Self-Sufficient,Educated&Empowered 2WIN pic.twitter.com/c1D2pHkjR7— Titus O’Neil (@TitusONeilWWE) August 25, 2018 WhatsApp Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Twittercenter_img Pinterest WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Facebook Google+last_img read more

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Kids make most of Presidents Day by enjoying outdoors

first_imgFrom afar, Joy Stahley’s three daughters were neon-colored dots clad in bright winter coats on the untouched blanket of snow covering the Mount Vista neighborhood.But equipped with sleds and boundless energy, it wasn’t long before white gave way to green under Eden, 9, Elliette, 7 and Esme, 5.“Lookit!” Esme squealed as she smushed her hand into the snow.“A handprint,” she explained, smashing her foot into the spot. “Can turn into a footprint!”The weather forecast and the calendar seemed to conspire Monday, putting students out of school for the Presidents Day holiday just in time to enjoy a bit of late winter snow. Two to 3 inches fell in some parts of Clark County.Stahley home-schools her girls, meaning they’ll still get some work done regardless of the weather or the holiday. Not without a play break and some hot chocolate, though.“They were pretty excited to see it stuck,” Stahley said as her daughters began to chuck snowballs at each other.Nearby, friends Aiko Nies, 10, and Mya Ellertson, 9, clung to each other while sledding down a hill overlooking the Washington State University Vancouver campus. Mya’s brother, 2-year-old Mason, looked on, throwing the occasional snowball at his sister and her friend.When asked about the best part of seeing snow, Mya, a fourth-grader at King’s Way Christian School, said “No school.”“We’re on winter break,” she said. “But still.”Brad Ellertson, Mason and Mya’s dad, and Eiko Nies, Aiko’s mom, watched as their children ran up and down the hill. By about 11 a.m. though, the snow was already melting in Salmon Creek and was all but gone in downtown Vancouver.last_img read more

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Gender Affairs and the MOE to host two workshops aimed at violence

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Turks and Caicos Islands Government is joining efforts with Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) to eliminate violence against women. The Department of Social Development and Gender Affairs and the Ministry of Environment and Home Affairs will host two workshops aimed at awareness of the convention for violence against women. One workshop is set for Dillion Hall on December 4th in Grand Turk at and on December 5th on Providenciales at the Social Services Conference room both at 9:00am. last_img

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The Bizarre Adventures of SpiderMan on Power Records

first_imgIn the early 1970s, a company called Power Records released a series of LPs and 45s with licensed superhero characters, including ones from Marvel. The popularity of Spider-Man in the 1960s lead to his banner status in the “Heroes” collection of records, even amongst other Marvel characters Power licensed, like Captain America and the Hulk. These would be audio dramas with sound effects and multiple actors telling a short story. The early Power Records releases came with comic books meant to be read while you listen, their covers boasting “The action comes alive as you read!!”For some odd reason, probably having to do with relicensing all the old material, the Power Records presses haven’t seen a modern re-release. However, the culture of the internet has preserved a lot of the Power Records content, including the records and comics featuring Spider-Man. Even though Spider-Man was on the cover of over a dozen Power Records releases, they all boil down to six core recordings.The most well-regarded of the Power Records Spider-Man stories was “The Mark of the Man-Wolf,” for two reasons: One – it was one of the two Spider-Man records that came with a read-along comic book, and two – it was actually an abbreviated adaptation of Amazing Spider-Man #124 by Gerry Conway with Gil Kane on pencils. The other Power Records Spider-Man releases were original stories that featured original antagonists while “The Mark of the Man Wolf” was essentially a Spider-Man radio drama version of a comic book.From powerrecord.blogspot.comThe story is about J. Jonah Jameson and his son John Jameson Jr, an astronaut who is also turning into a werewolf. After John breaks an evening appointment, he gets attacked by a werewolf in his office. Spider-Man is swinging around the city, seriously considering tracking down Jonah Jameson and physically threatening him to stop writing bad newspaper pieces about him when he stops being angry at the shock of seeing a werewolf. Jonah recognizes through familial intuition that the Man-Wolf is James, so he yells at Spider-Man to let the Man-Wolf get away. Long story short, John tells his father that a moon rock he wears around his neck is the cause of the lycanthropy (my word choice). He transforms again and is about to attack his father when Spider-Man shows up, and figures out the necklace is the power source through plot convenience.“The Mark of the Man-Wolf” had a companion comic to read along with, and so did one other Power Records Spider-Man adventure: “Invasion of the Dragon Men.” This story picks up with some teenagers making out during an astronomy lecture who find men with scales and dragon heads (dragon men!) lead by a giant, fire-breathing dragon wandering in the forest. That giant fire-breathing dragon is Draco, King of the Dragon Men. The next day, Peter Parker decides not to hang out with Mary Jane because his spider-sense is going off and follows the danger to the underground lair of Draco and his band of dragon men. Draco has a very complex plan, and a nonsensical backstory where he’s not actually an alien like the prologue lightly implies but is a human named Demosthenes Drake who mixed his blood with iguana blood. If that makes no sense (like, why can he breathe fire?), then don’t expect the ending to make much more sense. A fall from the Empire State Building somehow turns Demosthenes back into an iguana, not a human, and Spider-Man lets the iguana escape. This tale is more interesting as a comic, where Draco pops like a giant green dragon than as an audio story, but that’s why it’s so fortunate that it came with the comic book to read along to.The other four Spider-Man adventures made by Power Records didn’t come with a corresponding comic book, only as records. They have no basis in what was the existing Spider-Man canon, instead relying on one-off villains and a lot of Spider-Man explaining what sort of web attack he is currently using on his foe. “The Bells of Doom” is particularly odd as the villain, Ultra-Sonic Man, has a plot to get revenge against members of the record industry. It seems like a detective-story plot grafted onto a super-villain. “The Abominable Showman” has Mary Jane and Peter Parker seeing Merlin the magician, which also devolves into a revenge play, but this time the magician and his “magic” rope, monkey, and robot are after University members who didn’t recognize his genius. Again, Spider-Man finds himself solving a problem that is unusually below the Spider-Man standard, even for Power Records stories. The guy fought a dragon on top of the Empire State Building!The remaining two Spider-Man adventures both deal with villains that would have felt more in place on a radio drama for older radio heroes The Phantom or The Shadow. “The Return of the Conquistador” has Spider-Man tracking what he thinks is a murderous art thief only to discover it is a Spanish History professor from the local college who believes he is the reincarnation of an ancient conquistador that appeared in the stolen painting. The possessed professor proceeds to murder other high-placed members of the New York art world until Spider-Man figures out what is going on and fights him. “The Mad Hatter of Manhattan!” features a villain who dresses up like different hated heroes of history (Robin Hood, D’Artagnan of the Three Musketeers, Paul Revere, and pirate Captain Kidd) to pull off bank robberies and jewel heists. His secret is under the hats he wears is a metal skull-cap that gives his super strength and increased speed. Still not enough to dodge getting webbed up by Spider-Man, but more than a normal human.The Spider-Man adventures on Power Records are fun, and it makes sense that they are simpler 45-ready stories for the early 1970s. They certainly make an impression as entertainment that can be re-played on a record player and brought to life the same fantastical stories of the comic books at the time. In the end, a lot of the voice acting done for the Power Records hero series ended up being utilized in music; most notably for Spidey in rapper MF Doom’s “Bells of Doom” on his 2009 Unexpected Guests compilation album. The track pulls a clip of Ultra-Sonic Man’s claim that he’ll “show the record executives I’m the best sound man of all time.” Considering the song is good, and the sample plays better in context of a pop song than a Spider-Man adventure, I guess the “Bells of Doom” story has been justified for its oddity in hindsight.From powerrecord.blogspot.comlast_img read more

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The source of your Fallout 4 mods has been hacked

first_imgIf you’ve been looking to add a hack into your Fallout game, you might want to think again after a breach at popular site Nexus Mods experienced a hack of their own over last week.Three popular mods are now being looked at for having possibly been compromised and having a new named “dsound.dll” added into the files. Higher Settlement Budget, which allows you to increase the items you can have and build in your settlement (it appears to be fixed now, with an update from today). The other two are still down as of writing. BetterBuild which allows you to breakdown materials away from your settlement. The other one is Rename Dogmeat, which allows you to rename Dogmeat — but why would you want to?The site’s own moderators were unaware of the problem until a user on Reddit posted about an email they received from security firm REN-ISAC to his University IT account. The email mentioned how several students nexusmods.com accounts and passwords may have been compromised. They alerted the community, and it got back to Nexus Mods owner Dark0ne.After looking into the issue over the weekend, the site’s owners determined the breach to have been legitimate and issued a statement on their website. Nexus Mods is still unsure where and when the breach occurred. They cited a previous breach from several years back where hackers gained access to their file server host, the main hub where their content is stored. Alternatively, Dark0ne said it could have also stemmed from a more recent hack from Playstation Network or others when a whole slew of user names and passwords were compromised. Or maybe it’s something new entirely.Nexus Mods has been trying to get in touch with the security firm to get some answers and to be able to help their users, but as of posting an update to the community, they had not heard back from REN-ISAC. Until they know more, Nexus Mods is not confirming this as a “recent breach” and has not made any changes to their back end security as of yet. Dark0ne did stress in his announcement to community members that they are taking this seriously and thoroughly looking through this matter, “This is an extremely complex process where we look for the slightest of anomalies to try and work out whether anything bad has actually happened, and then try to work out how that bad thing actually happened so we can plug it. It’s not easy, and we’re really trying our hardest. And obviously, we’ll keep you updated as and when we have any more information.”As it stands, if you’re on Nexus Mods — or just any site that you haven’t changed your password in the last three months — it’s probably a good time to do so.last_img read more

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A blast from the past

first_imgThe plays in the second week of Bharat Rang Mahotsav seem to have been painted in vivid colours. The first few days showed metaphysical themes and legends, where as plays staged mid week gave a history lesson to the audience. On Wednesday, five plays were staged. The play Balkan Women takes us to the time in history when Yugoslavia was undergoing partition. A bloody civil war was taking place between Christians and Muslims in Bosnia. Amina and her daughter Samira are interrogated by Lt. Blako, a Muslim-hater and subordinate of col. Herak who had once been involved with Amina and was Samira’s biological father. Worried about her daughter’s safety, Amina asks Herak for help and he employs Samira as a housekeeper at his residence. Over time the two develop a warm relationship, until one day Samira receives news about the brutal killing of her father and brother, and other atrocities against the Muslim community. To avenge this, she gives poisoned coffee to col Herak. Amina tells a shocked Samira that col Herak is her biological father. A repentant and grieving Samira is looked upon as a daughter by a dying col. Herak. Both mother and daughter are later killed by the new chief of the camp. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Assamese play Nokiyampo was set in the Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh, where there is a tribe called Nocte. In the recent past the Noctes had a unique marriage tradition in which before marriage young girls had to prove their fertility by giving birth to a child by co-habiting with a male member of their society. After the child was born, as per their rituals, it was killed and the girl was given in marriage to someone chosen by the members of society and the family. This tradition continued among the Noctes until 1962, when for the first time such a child was allowed to be brought up in the society in lieu of fine imposed by the society. Despite this, the unmarried mother and child had to face various socio-religious difficulties because of the customs and rituals of the tribe. This is the situation that Nokiyampo aims to recreate and explore. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSet in the backdrop of Ramayana, play titled Indrajit  is a chapter from the battle between Ram and Ravan. On hearing about the death of both Kumbakarnan and Ahthigayan, Ravana vows revenge. Mandodhari, Ravana’s wife enters receives the news of her son’s death. She mourns and asks Ravana not to wage war against Rama, but he doesn’t listen to her. She then tells her son Indrajit to stop his father, and Indrajit tells him that he will go to war field instead of him.  When Rama comes to know that Indrajit is coming to wage war against them he sends Lakshmana to face him. The performance looks at events as they enfold, from Indrajit’s putting of Brahmasthiram on Lakshmana, the episode with the Sanjeevi leaves, Indrajit’s Nikumbala Yagam, and finally his death at the hands of Lakshmana. The play, Thana Theke Aschhi which sees sub-inspector Teenkori Halder come knocking of industrialist Chandra Madhab Sen’s door to enquire about the suicide of a girl, unfolds a day ahead of Modi’s trip to the city to address a business meet. Based on JB Priestley’s famous play, An Inspector Calls, Thana Theke Aschhi has been adapted for both stage and celluloid before. The backdrop of the play is 2013. Set in a family of industrialists, it also shows how Modi’s visit gets the business circles buzzing. With an eye on next year’s parliamentary elections, the businessmen are seen excited about the prospect of meeting Modi –the poster boy of development. What is unveiled through the play is the insecurity of working in the private sector. The girl, who takes her life, was also faced with a similar crisis.Play, Untitled Phrase-02 is about parallel structures and their chaos are being questioned, broken and rebuilt repeatedly at every moment in our understanding and in our way of dealing with them. That is why they have the possibility of unpredictability and remain a source of potential hope of us.On Thursday three plays were staged, Hayavadana, A Kind Of True Story and Dharti Aaba. The  play Hayavadana, concentrates on the theme of ‘incompleteness’ and the superiority of mind over body.The human desire for completeness represented by Padmini ends in a fiasco as the transposition of heads gradually proves that it is the mind that rules.  After the transposition at the Kali temple, complications arise.  Initially, Devadatta, or rather the head of Devadatta, on Kapila’s body combines with it and reverts to his nature, while the other combination is  Kapila’s head and Devadatta’s body. But there is a difference.  Devadatta stops writing poetry while Kapila is haunted by the memories in his body.  Padmini, after the exchange of heads, feels that she has the capacity for complete experience.The play, A Kind of Love Story traces a year in the lives of eight people living in Mumbai. Their story is told from the perspective of the struggling writer, Sameer Sheikh, who is writing a script about these eight characters, including himself. It explores the characters’ interpersonal relationships, as well as their personal and professional struggles on a daily basis. The story is set in a middle class suburban building society that is going through the process of redevelopment.The structure of the play is non-linear with a mix of real and unreal situations. The play deals with the groups’ perception of ‘reality’, as ideas are broken and bared intermittently, until the audience is left questioning and revisiting truths usually considered absolute.The music is a mix of Western and Indian; there is live singing on stage and actors speak in both Hindi and English.‘I will return…soon I will return from my forests, on my mountains…I will return again amidst my Munda people…we have primeval blood. This is the blood of black people. It has been made by the coming together of hunger, accusation, insult, pain, ands sorrow. It from this blood that the fire of ulgulaan burns. This fire will never stop burning…never. I will return soon.’ This dialogue by BirsaMunda is the crux of DhartiAaba, which is based on the life and works of BirsaMunda, the leader and hero of the Munda tribal community.Birsa’s life was full of struggle. He first left school in protest against the derogatory treatment meted out to Munda students by the missionaries. Constantly troubled by the problems of those living in the forests, he eventually succeeded in taking his fellow community members towards a better socio-religious situation. Gradually he was able to instill the hunger and confidence to resist the feelings of slavery that the Mundas had internalized within themselves. Under his leadership the already existent rebellion of the Sardar Mundas was transformed into a struggle against foreign rule.last_img read more

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All the Features You Need to Know About in the New Version

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. July 3, 2018 In April, Google added a row to the top of its settings menu: “Try the new Gmail.” You may not have noticed this option, or you may be reluctant to switch over because you like your current Gmail setup just fine.Whichever camp you fall into, the good news is that “the new Gmail” doesn’t look a whole lot different from the previous version of Gmail. It still has the familiar Gmail interface, and it doesn’t organize your messages in a new way. All of the new features available to Gmail users today are designed to make you more productive — thanks in part to artificial intelligence — and the information you share more secure.Related: 15 Tips, Hacks and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Google PhotosRead on to learn what the new Gmail has in store before you try it for yourself — or if you already have it but haven’t gotten acquainted yet.First, how to switch to the new GmailGo to the Settings menu, under the gear icon above the upper-right corner of your inbox. The top row will read “Try the new Gmail.” The page will refresh, then a window will pop up asking you to configure your display density. If you want to take advantage of all of the new Gmail’s features, click “default.” You can always switch to “comfortable” or “compact” in the settings menu later if you decide you want more messages to appear on the page at one time.Note: If you use Gmail for work, the G Suite administrator at your company still has some leeway over whether you can switch. If you’re trying to switch over your work email and don’t see the option, that might be why.Shortcuts on message previewsYou’ll now have the option to archive or delete emails before even opening them by clicking one of a series of new icons that appears when you hover over each message. There’s also a “mark as read” shortcut and a “snooze” option that lets you hide a message from your inbox for a specified amount of time — until later that day, the next day, that weekend or a custom date and time. Then poof, the message will disappear temporarily, sparing you from opening it multiple times before you take action on the message.In default display density, you’ll also be able to see what Google’s dubbed “chips” for email attachments — icons under the subject line of a message preview that allow you to click and open the attachment without opening the email itself.Image Credit: Google NudgingGmail will now give you a virtual nudge if you’ve let a message sit in your inbox too long without replying to it, so you don’t let anything slip through the cracks. It won’t do this for every message, though, just those that its AI deems important and like something you’d normally reply to, like an ongoing email chain or a message with someone you regular correspond with. On these message previews in your inbox, you’ll see a note in orange that says something like, “Received 3 days ago. Reply?” in orange font. On the flip side, if a person you emailed a few days ago hasn’t replied to you, Google will nudge you asking if you want to follow up. These nudges can be disabled in general settings, under “Nudges.”Smart ReplyMobile Gmail users may already be familiar with this feature, but now, it’s coming to desktop. This tool is also AI powered, and it provides a few options for quick replies to a message. When you hit the reply button, you might see blue buttons reading “Awesome, thanks!” “Sounds good!” and “Wow!” as three Smart Reply options. Click one of them, and that text will appear in the body of your reply field. All you have to do from there is hit send. The options vary depending on the content of the message. Smart Reply already drives 10 percent of email replies on mobile, Google reported in its blog post announcing the new features in April. Smart ComposeThis is one of a few features that you might not see right away when you switch to the new version. Similar to Smart Reply, Smart Compose is an AI tool designed to write your emails for you, but with depth.Smart Compose suggests both greetings and closings (such as “Have a great weekend!” if it’s Friday) and other common phrases and complete sentences to fill out the body of the message, based on context. It helps users write without repeating themselves or making spelling and grammar mistakes. Related: 20 Surprising Things You Can Do With Google SearchNative offlineYou’ll no longer to be in a Wi-Fi zone to search through your Gmail account when Google rolls out its native offline functionality as part of the new Gmail. Your messages will sync and be searchable as soon as you’re in a no-Wi-Fi zone, and from there, you’ll be able to compose drafts of emails and specify what messages you want deleted or archived as soon as you’re back online. Confidential modeEspecially designed for business users (whose IT administrators will have control over this setting), this option will allow messages to expire (no longer be able to be viewed) after a specified period of time. This will be useful for people who share sensitive information and don’t want it to live in their recipients’ inboxes for an indefinite period of time, in case their accounts are compromised. Users will be able to access this option via a shortcut in the line of icons that allows you to add attachments and hyperlinks to a message.In confidential mode, users will also be able to incorporate an additional layer of protection, beyond a self-destruction deadline. The sender will be able to require that the recipient types in a two-factor authentication code to open the email in the first place, to ensure that the desired recipient is the only person who will have access.Further, you’ll also be able to remove the option for your recipient to forward, copy, download or print your messages.Bolder phishing alertsUsers will now see bigger, redder warnings when Gmail’s AI detects that a message may pose a cybersecurity risk. In a red rectangular box with an encircled white “X,” suspicious messages will feature a warning that reads, “This message seems dangerous. It might be trying to steal your personal information. Don’t click any links unless you trust the sender.” Task integrationGoogle users will now be able to build to-do lists in a new Tasks app that’s integrated with Gmail. They can set a due date, make subtasks under task categories and mark agenda items as completed. Side panelFind yourself toggling between your Google calendar in one browser tab and your Gmail in another? A new optional side panel in the new Gmail will eliminate this issue. Your side panel, to the right of your inbox, can display your daily Google calendar, your task list (see above), notes you jot or free add-ons such as Trello for Gmail, RingCentral, Asana, DocuSign and more. There’s even one called Mailtrack that lets you know when your emails are opened. You’ll be able to hide the side panel whenever you feel it’s getting in the way of your email.Soon, Google has announced, the side panel will also be available inside of your Calendar, Docs, Sheets and Slides apps.High-priority alertsOn the Gmail mobile app, users will get AI-powered suggestions for messages the algorithm deems they might want to receive alerts for. That way, users won’t get pinged every time someone responds to a long group chain, for example (unless they want a ping every time). The option to turn alerts on and off will be front and center in the mobile app.Unsubscribe suggestionsAlso on mobile, Gmail’s AI will flag senders whose messages you open infrequently, asking you if you want to subscribe and presenting you with an unsubscribe button to tap right then and there.center_img Register Now » 8 min readlast_img read more

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Best Big Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe

first_img DirectionsPreheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended.Beat in the vanilla, egg and egg yolk until light and creamy.Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended.Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon.Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets.Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted.Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite These cookies are the pinnacle of perfection! If you want a big, fat, chewy cookie like the kind you see at bakeries and specialty shops, then these are the cookies for you!”Ingredients2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted1 cup packed brown sugar1/2 cup white sugar1 tablespoon vanilla extract1 egg1 egg yolk2 cups semisweet chocolate chipslast_img read more

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first_img Image courtesy of NinePoint Medical Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more January 15, 2015 — The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) unveiled a new brand for the society and its research organization, the SIR Foundation. The new logos for both organizations convey the limitless possibilities of image-guided therapies to solve the toughest medical problems. SIR’s new tagline, “The vision to heal,” reflects the innovative, patient-driven care that board-certified interventional radiologists deliver through methods that result in less risk, less pain and shorter recovery time than traditional surgery.“Interventional radiology showcases the very best of today’s medicine, bringing together clinical insight, procedural expertise and advanced image-guided technology to deliver high-quality patient care,” said SIR President James B. Spies, M.D., MPH, FSIR. “Our efforts reinforce how SIR continues to support our members as they deliver outstanding clinical care and how we will continue to do so in the years to come,” added Spies.With the renewed focus on cost-effective, patient-driven care in the evolving healthcare landscape, SIR and SIR Foundation actively reaffirm interventional radiology’s role as part of the greater care team. Through the new brand, the society strengthens its identity, promoting the value that interventional radiology delivers — the same value being called for in medicine: better outcomes, less burden on the patient and innovative use of technology with clear patient benefit, noted Spies.“Our new brand helps us to better communicate the valuable and unique role that interventional radiology has in delivering comprehensive clinical care,” said SIR Executive Director Susan E. Sedory Holzer, M.A., CAE. “By listening to our members, this new framework also reflects the passion and dedication members have for the specialty and, more importantly, high-quality care,” added Holzer.For more information: www.sirweb.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | January 15, 2015 Society of Interventional Radiology Launches New Brand Reinforcing Commitment to Develop New Treatments New branding designed to enhance medical practice and improve standard of patient care through image-guided therapies Related Content News | Interventional Radiology | June 19, 2019 Merit Medical Acquires Brightwater Medical Inc. Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced it has acquired Brightwater Medical Inc., based in Temecula, Calif. Brightwater… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 14, 2019 FDA Clears NvisionVLE Imaging System for Pancreatic and Biliary Applications August 14, 2019 — NinePoint Medical Inc. announced it has received U.S. read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 03, 2019 Varian Purchasing Embolic Bead Assets from Boston Scientific Varian announced it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the Boston Scientific portfolio of drug-loadable… read more center_img Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Videos | Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D.,… read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more 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 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology ProceduresKevin Seals, M.D., is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:47Loaded: 3.40%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:47 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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China OKs Costa Rican meat exports

first_imgNo related posts. Costa Rican beef and other dairy products will soon be sold in Chinese markets, following the approval by the Chinese government of exports from three Costa Rican meat processing companies, Agriculture and Livestock Minister Gloria Abraham said Sunday at the opening of “Expo San Carlos 2012,” an agriculture fair held in the province of Alajuela, northwest of San José.Three meat processing plants, Coopemontecillos, GICO and El Arreo, meet China’s import requirements and have obtained certification to export to the Chinese market, Abraham said. Two more plants expect approval soon.“[Costa Rica’s] beef an dairy industries face a horizon full of opportunities,” the minister said. The government will also support three new projects in the region, including the construction of a dairy plant, the creation of a fund to finance small and medium producers and the reactivation of agricultural machinery services in San Carlos.Costa Rica and China signed a free trade agreement in 2010, paving the way for the elimination of tariffs on exports of Costa Rican coffee, meat, juice and other products. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Environmental agency orders suspension of pineapple farming project

first_imgRelated posts:Environmentalists demand halt to pineapple expansion Alleged gold miners end protest at Corcovado National Park Meet Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches Costa Rican court orders effective protection for Corcovado National Park TheEnvironment Ministry’s Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) has ordered the immediate suspension of all work at a pineapple farming project in the southern Pacific region until the developer complies with various requirements. The decision came after protesters earlier this week in San José criticized the government for issuing permits to the controversial Del Monte project.The ministry indicated in a news release on Thursday that SETENA’s Council issued the order on Wednesday, following a recommendation from Minister Édgar Gutiérrez.Gutiérrez submitted his request after evaluating the results of an on-the-ground inspection conducted by officials from the ministry, SETENA, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC), and the National Museum.Experts found that the project lands are too close to protected areas, including the Térraba Sierpe wetland and four archaeological sites that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared as World Heritage.The ruling orders the developer —PINDECO, a local subsidiary of Del Monte— to suspend any actions that  affect grasslands, forests, rice fields or trees, as well as the construction of any type of infrastructure.Council members said it is imperative that staff of SINAC’s Osa Conservation Area clearly mark all wetland areas inside the property before any kind of work resumes.“The developer then will procede to place clear boundaries following guidelines from SINAC and the Osa Conservation Area,” the ruling reads.The document also prohibits the company from growing pineapple within any wetland area and demands that the developer refrain from conducting any soil movement or land preparation “until experts from the National Museum confirm the need for further archaeological evaluations at other sites within the property.”The agency granted National Museum officials a one-month deadline to respond and make all necessary recommendations regarding the evaluations.The Osa Peninsula region is world-famous for their stone spheres and other pre-Columbian artifacts. The area intended to be used for pineapple farming does not contain any World Heritage territories, but there are at least nine sites within the property where National Museum experts have found archaeological artifacts.SETENA urged the company to move forward with the environmental permit requirements of appointing an environmental officer and presenting a prevention and protection plan. The plan must address the protection of all nearby wetlands and any other water source prone to pollution through farming activities.Recommended: Caminos de Osa rural tourism project offers a unique way to see Costa RicaCompany surprisedDel Monte’s Legal and Corporate Relations Director for Colombia, Ecuador, Central America and Brazil, Luis Gómez, told the daily La Nación on Wednesday that SETENA’s ruling surprised the company but that it will be respectful of the law.Gómez said the company is not considering work on any wetland or archaeological areas.“A company like Del Monte would never think about violating legal principles,” he said, denying that Del Monte has any plans to grow pineapples inside wetlands or disrespect the boundaries of UNESCO World Heritage sites.Environmental groups demonstrated Monday in downtown San José and in front of the Environment Ministry against the farming permits granted to PINDECO.Pineapple production in Costa Rica has been broadly criticized for years following public reports of cases of public health problems linked to contamination of soil and water by chemical substances used in farms.Farming companies also have been taken to court for alleged abusive labor practices and land ownership disputes. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Accident at Kandahar Avenue Delhi Road intersection

first_imgA collision between two light motor vehicles took place at the intersection of Kandahar Avenue and Delhi Road  yesterday (Friday) evening.One person was slightly injured, and was treated and stabilised by Sharaj Ambulance Services. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img

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