Art on the walls to ensure peaceful polls

first_imgKolkata: In a unique move some cartoonists in the city have come up with graffitis on the walls urging people to conduct peaceful elections.The initiative has been undertaken at a time when the political parties have occupied over most of the walls in the city to paint graffiti of their parties along with the symbol. The cartoonists some of whom are doctors, engineers and teachers approached the Sovabazar Burtola Durgotsav Committee and requested the authorities to provide a wall in Sovabazar area where they can paint cartoons to create awareness in people. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaA spokesman for the Durgotsav Committee said: ” Initially we got a shock as it was difficult to get walls at the time of general elections. However, we managed to finds some walls where the cartoonists came up with interesting graffiti on the elections. A spokesman for the cartoonists said: “Through the cartoons we have urged the people to vote peacefully. Election is a celebration in which people take part and exercise their franchise. Though the cartoons we have tried to make people aware of their Constitutional rights. We have not come up with any cartoon which will hurt the sentiment of any people or political Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayparty. As humour is a part of painting cartoons, there is an element of humour in our paintings.” In 1970s when Left Front came to power many cartoons had come up with paintings on the walls on key political issues like the Emergency. Along with the cartoons short rhymes were also written to promote the message in the paintings. But over the years, political cartoons have started disappearing. In 2019, the biggest problem faced by the political parties irrespective of colour is they are unable to get good wall graffiti artists. Most of the wall graffiti artists, who were whole timers in case of Left parties, have become old and young artists are a few in number. A senior Forward Bloc leader said: “The party had failed to get graffiti artists who could paint proper lions, which is the symbol of the party.”last_img read more

Woodstock 50 organizersvsinvestor clash heads to court

NEW YORK — Accusations and counterclaims are piling up as lawyers for organizers of the Woodstock 50 festival and their onetime financial partner head for a New York City courtroom.A hearing is set Monday in the clash over money, control and even whether the anniversary show will happen in August in Watkins Glen, New York.Investor Amplifi Live LLC announced April 29 that it was cancelling the event amid health and safety concerns.Organizers Woodstock 50 LLC say it’s still a go.They sued last week and said Amplifi Live sabotaged the festival, can’t singlehandedly cancel it and plundered nearly $18 million in funds.Amplifi Live said in court papers Sunday that organizers’ “incompetence” spurred it to take control, nix the festival and take back the money. Amplifi Live is part of Japanese marketing firm Dentsu.Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press read more

UN rolls out action plan to expand global broadband access

4 June 2010The United Nations telecommunications agency’s quadrennial development conference wrapped up today with participants adopting a plan of action to promote the global development of information and communication technology (ICT) networks and services. “Broad access to telecommunications and ICTs is essential for the world’s collective economic, social and cultural development, and the building of a global Information Society,” says the Hyderabad Action Plan, reached at the end of the World Telecommunication Development Conference, which was hosted by the UN International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and held in the Indian city.“This access brings new opportunities for interaction amongst people, for sharing of the world’s knowledge resources and expertise, for transforming people’s lives, and for contributing to the global development agenda,” it added.The Plan identified five key areas through which to promote the equitable and sustainable development of telecommunication and ICT networks worldwide, including cybersecurity and capacity-building.“The increasing role of ICT in the life of the common man cannot be overemphasized,” said P. J. Thomas, Chairman of the three-week meeting and Secretary of the Department of Telecommunications of the Indian Government.Participants pledged to promote affordable access to ICTs in a bid to foster sustainable development, focusing on the least developed countries and nations with special needs. They also recognized new opportunities for the use of ICTs to improve e-government services, such as healthcare, and towards efforts to alleviate poverty, especially among poor and marginalized populations.The ITU announced earlier this year that the number of individual mobile cellular subscriptions is likely to top 5 billion this year.“Yet the digital divide remains, particularly where accessibility to broadband services and the Internet is concerned,” Hamadoun Touré, ITU Secretary-General, said at the close of the Hyderabad meeting.“This broadband divide must be addressed by governments and industry as a priority if we are to fully utilize the capacity of ICTs to meet the Millennium Development Goals [MDGs],” he said, referring to the eight targets with a 2015 deadline.Nearly 1,000 people attended the meeting in Hyderabad, drawing representatives from 138 countries and dozens of companies and both regional and international organizations. read more

Boliden to up Rönnskär smelter raw material processing capacity

first_imgBoliden is continuing to invest in its Rönnskär copper smelter in Sweden, with plans to fund a SEK350 million ($38.9 million) expansion to increase raw material processing capacity by 12%.The investment in new production capacity, which is expected to be commissioned at the start of 2021, follows the ongoing SEK1.4 billion investment programme in the deep repository and leaching plant at Rönnskär, which began in 2015 and continues until 2020.Boliden’s latest investment is in the converter aisle and sulphuric acid plant at Rönnskär. The capacity to process raw materials at Rönnskär will increase 12% following this investment, Boliden said.Kerstin Konradsson, President Boliden Smelters, said: “The ongoing investment programme at Rönnskär means both improved resource utilisation and increased capacity. The investment we have now decided on shows goods profitability and means that we strengthen the smelter’s long-term competitiveness.”In addition to the already announced investment at Rönnskär, decisions have been made to replace the existing slag crusher with the aim of improving the possibilities to return slag products to processes both at Rönnskär and in the Boliden area’s concentrator.Boliden says Rönnskär, in Skelleftehamn, is one of the world’s most efficient copper smelters. It is a world leader in electronics recycling thanks to investments and developments in Kaldo technology, according to the company.The smelter extracts primarily copper, gold and silver from these materials, with 219,000 t of copper, 34,000 t of zinc clinker, 28,000 t of lead, 505,000 t of sulphuric acid, 484,906 kg of silver and 13,109 kg of gold produced last year.last_img read more

Power restored after outages affect thousands in Dublin city centre

first_imgSpeaking on RTÉ’s News at One, ESB operations manager Derek Hynes said it is likely the issue arose due to construction works.He said: “It is currently affecting around 4,600 businesses and homes in the Dublin 1 and 2 area.”“We’re very conscious of the commercial impact of businesses affected, and also traffic,” he said. “We’re going to prioritise restoration as soon as we can.”With reporting from Sean Murray Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: ESB Powercheck By Aoife Barry Power restored after outages affect thousands in Dublin city centre ESB Networks has been dealing with the issue. Short URL Source: ESB Networks/Twitter Share94 Tweet Email7 Image: ESB Powercheckcenter_img Monday 19 Feb 2018, 3:28 PM Updated 3.23pmPOWER HAS BEEN restored in Dublin city centre after outages affected thousands of people earlier this afternoon.Dublin City Council’s civic offices were among the buildings affected, while traffic lights were also out of use in some areas of Dublin 1 and 2.The affected areas included near the National Museum of Ireland, Trinity College, Chester Beatty Library, and Christ Church Cathedral.ESB Networks said the issues were due to a “large fault” in the Dublin 1 and Dublin 2 areas, arising from a connection to a transformer in Temple Bar.However, its site now shows that the faults are no longer affecting people in the city centre. 32 Comments 50,852 Views We have a large fault In #Dublin1 and #Dublin2 areas , apologies for the inconvenience , we are working on repair , updates on— ESB Networks (@ESBNetworks) February 19, 2018 Feb 19th 2018, 12:23 PM last_img read more

Hitzfeld believes that Kovac or Favre will coach Bayern

first_imgJupp Heynckes is likely to quit Bayern Munich at the end of the ongoing season and the club has to look for a possible replacement – and Ottmar Hitzfeld believes that Niko Kovac or Lucie Favre would be the right choices.Niko Kovac used to play for Bayern Munich and he is current coach of Eintracht Frankfurt – to be added, he also coached Croatia national team in the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Lucien Favre managed to lead Nice successfully to the European cups the previous season from the Ligue 1.The former Bayern Munich coach spoke about possible replacements of Heynckes, according to Sports Keeda:“The expectations with Croatia were huge. Kovac showed great games with the team at the [2014] World Cup,” Hitzfeld told Sport Bild.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“Frankfurt are now playing beyond their means, next year [possibly even in] Europe. He was also a Bayern player, he knows how the club works. And he is a strong personality who has a clear mindset and open and honest communication.“Every player is equally important to him. He can motivate and excite the team.“Lucien Favre has already done a good job at German clubs and can play good, offensive football. He is also one who can carry a team, a meticulous coach. Basically, he could work for both [Dortmund and Bayern].”last_img read more

City of Miami Police will buy your guns this Christmas

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – As people buy gifts for the holidays, a South Florida police department is buying guns in order to get them off the streets.The City of Miami Police Department teamed up with the Rickia Isaac Foundation for a gun buy-back event that will be held over the weekend.Reverend Jerome Starling and local law enforcement officials said the event is about curbing the ongoing violence that has plagued South Florida neighborhoods.“The plea today is for people to understand, ‘You got to put the guns down, and you got to be able to turn the guns in,’” explained Starling.The gun buyback event will be held this Saturday, at Dorsey Park, which is located at 1701 N.W. 1st Ave.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Dog dragged half a mile behind truck recovering in Palm Beach Gardens

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A dog who was dragged behind a truck for at least half a mile is recovering, and those who helped are sharing her survival story.The recovering dog named Destiny was dragged behind her elderly owner’s truck until a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy spotted her two weeks ago.Destiny is now in the care of some people who worked to save her life. She had cuts and scratches so deep that her bones were exposed.“Underneath her bandages here, she’s got incisions with staples,” said Dr. Steven Hansen with Pet Emergency & Referral Center.Although she has fractures and the pads on her paws were worn away when she was dragged by her neck, Hansen said she’s improving from when she first arrived. “She’s made some remarkable progress as far as healing,” he said.According to the dog’s owner, he tied Destiny to his truck while he went to feed his other animals. When he finished, he said he forgot about Destiny, accidentally dragging her half a mile down the road.After spotting Destiny, the deputy pulled the driver over and took the injured dog to the vet. “Had they not stopped her when they did and had they not gotten her here so that we could start intervening with IV antibiotics, supportive care, shock therapy and then eventually surgery, she probably would have passed away,” Hansen said.The three-year-old dog was in desperate need of medical care, and a rescue organization called Salty Dog Paddle Rescue stepped in to help.“She has a will to live. She wants to live. She’s a strong dog, so we wanted to help,” said Samantha Dishman with Salty Dog Paddle Rescue.The organization rescues hundreds of dogs and raises nearly a million dollars for their care. “That’s what Salty Dog is. We raise awareness. We raise funds. We raise education,” Dishman said.“She has an incredible will to live and we wanted to support her,” Hansen said.Destiny’s owner surrendered her because he couldn’t pay her medical bills. He could still face criminal charges.Meanwhile, vet bills have added up to about $15,000 so far. To donate toward Destiny’s medical care, click here. last_img read more

POLICE LOG for December 1 Hypodermic Needles Found On 2 Streets Deer

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, December 1, 2018:A vehicle struck and killed a deer on Hopkins Street, near the Billerica line. (3:51am)Police notified Mass Highway there was a large pothole in the southbound lane right before the set of lights at the intersection of Main Street and Lowell Street. (8:10am)A resident reported a missing bicycle (21-speed blue Trek mountain bike) from Lawrence Street. (12:13pm)A resident from a hypodermic needle on McDonald Road. Police retrieved for proper disposal. (12:17pm)A hypodermic needle was found on the sidewalk of Hobson Avenue. Police retrieved for proper disposal. (1:03pm)A caller reported a resident was blowing leaves from yard into roadway on Shawsheen Avenue. Police responded. Leaves have been removed. (1:30pm)Police came across suspicious vehicle near the old Town Dump, possibly hunting in the woods .Male parties had tagged a doe. They had a permit for antler-less deer. (5:32pm)A 6-year-old child got separated from her mother at the Town Tree Lighting, but was eventually found at gazebo. (5:56pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 6: Trailer Fire On Highway; Car vs. Rock Wall; Needle Found In YardIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 12: Man & Woman Arrested After Crash; Needle Found; Roses Cut From YardIn “Police Log”last_img read more

POLICE LOG for May 24 Friend Reported Missing… And Is Found In

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Friday, May 24, 2019:Police served a zoning bylaw violation notice to a Dublin Avenue homeowner for parking commercial vehicles on the street. (6:16am)A car struck a pole on Andover Street. A 35-year-old female complained of arm pain and had a panic attack. Fire Department transported woman to Winchester Hospital. Vehicle towed. RMLD and Verizon notified. (8:37am)A caller reported a very large turtle in roadway at Glen Road and Faulkner Avenue. (12:55pm)A walk-in party reported their friend hasn’t been heard from in a week. Police put a BOLO out. Tewksbury Police called Wilmington Police and indicating their friend may be locked up. Station officer confirmed. (5:54pm)A caller stated an individual got in his face and started yelling at him in a Lowell Street parking lot after he backed into him. Individual is now sitting in his car. Caller is afraid to leave his car unattended and requested an officer. (7:49pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 27: OUI Arrest; Woman Brings Caged Bird To Town BeachIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 20: Wilmington Man Arrested; Car vs. Tree; Concession Stand VandalizedIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 9: Police Issue 2 Summonses To Drivers; Windows Kicked In At BusinessIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Is Virat Kohli Indias Lionel Messi Champion haunted by lack of success

first_imgKohli is yet to get that big knock in a World Cup semi or finalRobert Cianflone/Getty ImagesHe is undoubtedly the best batsman in the world. He is also, undoubtedly, the best ODI batsman of all time, according to the numbers. Virat Kohli has gone from strength to strength and has achieved unimaginable heights of success in all forms of the game. But, great players, across sports, aren’t judged purely on numbers. What matters even more is their ability to perform on the big stage and under pressure.While Lionel Messi has reached the highest peaks of success in football, he would never be considered at the same level as Diego Maradona until he rises to the occasion in a World Cup final, or, at least, a Copa America final. His inability to have done so till now has left him so frustrated, he even once announced his retirement from the game.In cricket, Kohli seems to be having a similar problem. The dashing batsman has raised the bar of performance higher than ever before. His prolificacy and consistency has been unreal. But like Messi, how he performs in the finals and semi-finals of events like the World Cup will be remembered more vividly than all his great innings in lesser events. Boult after getting the wicket of KohliTwitter/Cricket World CupUnfortunately for the 31-year old batsman, he is yet to play that great innings in a final or semi-final that would make his legend complete. In fact, when one looks at Kohli’s performances in semis and finals of major ICC events, the picture isn’t bad but not rosy either.In the three World Cup semi-finals he has played, Kohli has got scores in single digits only: 9 vs Pakistan at Mohali in 2011, 1 vs Australia at Sydney in 2015 and now, 1 vs New Zealand at Manchester. What is most incredible is the fact that he has been dismissed in all these matches by a left-arm pacer: Wahab Riaz (2011), Mitchell Johnson (2015) and Trent Boult (2019). In between, he was also dismissed by Mohammad Amir, another left-arm seamer, for just 5 in the 2017 Champions Trophy final.In the 2013 Champions Trophy, he did play good innings in both the semi-final against Sri Lanka where he scored 58 not out in a chase of 182 and the rain-curtailed 20-over a side final where he managed 43 off 34 balls which proved to be crucial. In 2017 Champions Trophy final also, it was a left-arm seamer, Mohd Amir who dismissed KohliReutersBut in the 2011 World Cup final, he got out on 35 to Tillakrante Dilshan after getting set. His highest score in the matches that we are looking at came in the 2017 Champions Trophy semi-final against Bangladesh where he scored an unbeaten 96 as part of India’s dominant 9-wicket victory. But that innings got overshadowed by Rohit Sharma’s hundred.To be fair, even Sachin Tendulkar doesn’t have even a fifty in a World Cup or Champions Trophy final. So, not getting a big hundred in the big final or even a tough semi-final isn’t necessary for a person to be regarded as the greatest. But certainly, considering how ambitious and desperate for success Kohli is, he would definitely want that hundred in a final before he retires. The problem is that in a big match, even more than in other contests, he has the bull’s eye firmly on him and teams make their best plans for him. Let’s see whether Kohli can overcome this challenge.last_img read more

43 killed as car bomb hits Syria evacuees

first_imgSmoke billowing following a suicide car bombing in Rashidin, west of Aleppo that targeted buses carrying Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns of Fuaa and Kafraya. Photo: AFPA suicide car bomb attack on buses carrying Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns killed 43 people on Saturday, as US-backed fighters advanced in their push towards the Islamic State group’s Raqa stronghold.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the blast targeted buses carrying residents evacuated from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya under a deal reached between the regime and rebels.“The suicide bomber was driving a van supposedly carrying aid supplies and detonated near the buses,” the monitoring group said.It said most of the dead in the explosion in rebel-held Rashidin, west of Aleppo, were evacuees, but the blast also killed several rebels who had been guarding the buses.Thousands of evacuees had been stuck on the road because of a disagreement over the number of rebels allowed to leave two other towns included in the deal.The evacuation process resumed following the blast, the Observatory said.AFP’s reporter at the scene saw several bodies, body parts and blood scattered on the ground.The wounded including several children received treatment at a hospital in the government-held part of Aleppo.The bombing took place as thousands of evacuees from Fuaa and Kafraya waited to continue their journey to regime-controlled Aleppo, the coastal province of Latakia, or Damascus.The rebel group Ahrar al-Sham condemned the bombing.“We reject any accusations levelled at opposition for this heinous crime,” a senior official tweeted. “Our role was to secure civilians not kill them.”More than 5,000 people who had lived under crippling siege for more than two years left the two towns, along with 2,200 evacuated from rebel-held Madaya and Zabadani, on Friday.Syria’s war has left more than 320,000 people dead since erupting in 2011, with more than half the population forced from their homes and hundreds of thousands trapped under siege.It has sucked in regional and international powers and allowed jihadist groups to seize vast areas of the country.SDF advancesUS-backed fighters reached the outskirts of a key jihadist-held town in northern Syria on Saturday as part of an offensive aimed at the IS bastion of Raqa.The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an Arab-Kurdish alliance supported by a US-led coalition, surrounded Tabqa in early April and have cut its main supply routes.The town and a nearby dam are key prizes in the broader offensive for Raqa, the jihadists’ de facto Syrian capital about 55 kilometres (35 miles) to the east.An SDF military source said Saturday that clashes were fierce and that the alliance’s forces were “trying to penetrate the town from the east and west”.SDF fighters are within a few hundred metres (yards) of Tabqa and engaged in heavy fighting as IS counter-attacked, said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.The SDF launched a campaign for Raqa in November, backed by US-led coalition air strikes, advisers and artillery. It has since captured most of the surrounding province.Tabqa sits on a key supply route into Raqa and served as an important IS command base, housing the group’s main prison.Evacuation in balanceBacked by Russia and local militias, pro-government forces have made a string of recent gains.The government and rebels have brokered a series of deals to evacuate people from besieged areas, which Damascus touts as the best way to end the violence. Rebels say they are forced out by siege and bombardment.The deal involving the evacuees targeted on Saturday has been beset by delays, and the 5,000 Fuaa and Kafraya residents had waited in Rashidin for more than a day without moving before the bomb went off, an AFP correspondent said.Around 2,220 evacuees from Madaya and Zabadani were similarly blocked at a transit point in government-held territory, one of them told AFP by telephone.State television said the car bombing had been carried out by “terrorist groups”, a term the regime applies to all armed opposition groups.The main opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) condemned the bombing, saying that “terrorism shall end if a political transition takes place”.Many residents had earlier expressed regret over not knowing when, if ever, they would be able to return to their homes.“It’s terrible to be uprooted like this, to go and live in a place that is not ours,” said Jama Nayef, a vet from Fuaa.last_img read more

Viqarunnisa closed amid growing student protests

first_imgStudents take position before the gate of the Viqarunnisa Noon School and College at Bailey Road in Dhaka on Wednesday demanding trial of the ‘instigated’ suicide of Aritree Adhikari. Photo: Abdus SalamThe authorities of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College suspended the classes and examinations (from class I to XII) in all branches for an indefinite period amid growing protests of students and guardians over the suicide of a student named Aritree Adhikari, reports UNB.Mustari Sultana, a sociology teacher and a representative of teachers to the school governing body, said all the activities of the educational institution will remain suspended until further notice.She said the decision has been taken as their students are unable to give attention to their study amid the evolving situation.Responding to a question, Sultana said the school will reopen when the situation will get normal. The students will be informed through mobile SMS, while the guardians will be informed about the exam dates, she added.Students take position before the gate of the Viqarunnisa Noon School and College at Bailey Road in Dhaka on Wednesday demanding trial of the ‘instigated’ suicide of Aritree Adhikari. Photo: Abdus SalamEarlier in the day, the students of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College resumed their demonstrations on the second consecutive day on Wednesday, demanding punishment and removal of its principal and accused teachers over the suicide of its student Aritree.Meanwhile, the probe body, formed by education ministry, has found three teachers of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College responsible for the suicide of Aritree Adhikari, said education minister Nurul Islam Nahid while briefing journalists at his secretariat office.Aritree Adhikari, a Class-IX student, committed suicide at their Shantinagar residence in the city on Monday after allegedly being rebuked by the teachers for using mobile phone during examination.last_img read more

Half of children with cancer left undiagnosed

first_imgNearly one in two children with cancer are never diagnosed and may die untreated, according to a Lancet study which estimates that there are almost 400,000 new cases of childhood cancer annually, while current records count only around 200,000. The model makes predictions for 200 countries and estimates that undiagnosed cases could account for more than half of the total in Africa, South Central Asia and the Pacific Islands. In contrast, in North America and Europe only three per cent of cases remain undiagnosed. If no improvements are made, researchers estimate that nearly three million further cases will be missed between 2015 and 2030. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Our model suggests that nearly one in two children with cancer are never diagnosed and may die untreated,” said Zachary Ward from the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health in the US. “Accurate estimates of childhood cancer incidence are critical for policy makers to help them set healthcare priorities and to plan for effective diagnosis and treatment of all children with cancer,” Ward said in a statement. “While under-diagnosis has been acknowledged as a problem, this model provides specific estimates that have been lacking,” he said. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsivePrevious estimates for the total incidence of global childhood cancer have been based on data from cancer registries, which identify cases in defined populations. However, 60 per cent of countries worldwide do not have such registries and those that do only cover a small fraction of the overall population. Many patients are not diagnosed and are therefore not recorded. This can occur due to lack of access to primary care, with patients dying undiagnosed at home, or due to misdiagnosis. The model developed for this study, the Global Childhood Cancer microsimulation model, incorporates data from cancer registries in countries where they exist, combining it with data from the World Health Organisation’s Global Health Observatory, demographic health surveys and household surveys developed by Unicef. The model was calibrated to data from public registries and adjusts for under-diagnosis due to weaknesses in national health systems. The study, published in The Lancet Oncology journal, provide estimates of under-diagnosis for each of the 200 countries. They estimate that in 2015 there were 397,000 childhood cancer cases globally, compared to 224,000 that were recorded as diagnosed. This suggests that 43 per cent (172,000 cases) of global childhood cancer cases were undiagnosed. There was substantial regional variation, ranging from three per cent in both Western Europe (120 undiagnosed cases out of 4,300 total new cases) and North America (300 of 10,900 cases) to 57 per cent (43,000 of 76,000 new cases) in Western Africa. In most regions of the world, the number of new childhood cancer cases is declining or stable. However, the researchers estimate that 92 per cent of all new cases occur in low and middle-income countries, a higher proportion than previously thought. “Health systems in low-income and middle-income countries are clearly failing to meet the needs of children with cancer. Universal health coverage, a target of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, must include cancer in children as a priority to prevent needless deaths,” said Rifat Atun, from Harvard University in the US. Taking population growth into account, the authors estimate that between 2015 and 2030 there will be 6.7 million new cases of childhood cancer worldwide. Of these, 2.9 million cases will be missed if the performance of health systems does not improve.last_img read more

Cara Delevingne refuses to go to Coachella because of antiLGBT owner

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Delevingne is standing up for her truth | Photo: YouTube/Chelsea eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘I still refuse to go to a festival that is owned by someone who is anti-LGBT and pro-gun,’ she explained in her Instagram story. ‘I am allowed to shame that man and the festival and show my appreciation of an artist at the same time.’Philip Anschutz, the owner of Coachella, notoriously donates to conservative and anti-LGBT groups.Delevingne’s Instagram story | Photo: Instagram @caradelevingneShe concluded: ‘Just because I love Beyoncé doesn’t mean I now love Coachella. I still wouldn’t go. And I will let nothing get in the way of me showing my love or hate for something. Don’t let anyone come between you and your truth.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img Beyoncé took to the stage Saturday and fully commanded the festival. She performed solo, as well as bringing out a surprise Destiny’s Child reunion, her sister Solange, and husband Jay-Z.Here’s the opening number of her set.[embedded content]She quickly became bigger than the entire festival itself. The hashtag #Beychella began trending on Twitter.Several people praised the singer for her performance.One of those people was actor and model Cara Delevingne.She posted a picture of the Destiny’s Child reunion along with an enthusiastic caption. She wrote: ‘I am speechless. That performance made me burst into tears and sent shivers down my spine. Especially the Destiny’s child reunion. ICONIC is an understatement. Thank you for inspiring so many and for lifting each other up.’Speaking her truthSome people, however, criticized her for slamming the festival and refusing to attend, while still praising Beyoncé. Coachella started on Friday (13 April) and thousands flocked to Indio, California for the music festival. Here’s how celebrities are making Coachella more queer in 2018Alexa Chung admits she’s open to polyamory and same-sex relationships: ‘I’m overdue losing my lesbian virginity’Gay News Europe | Gay news, entertainment, celebrities, family and storiesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

Speed slick roads cause passenger bus cars to collide

first_imgJosé María Morelos, Q.R. — An accident between a passenger bus and private cars resulted in the overturning of the bus.The accident occurred at 2:00 p.m. at kilometer 152 of the Poliuc-José María Morelos stretch southwest of Tulum. A woman driving a black Honda Civic lost control of her vehicle, invading the lane of the oncoming Mayab bus.In an attempt to avoid the car, the bus, which was carrying 14 passengers, ended up overturned in a ditch. A second vehicle, a black Chevy Spark, also ended up overturned in a ditch in an attempt to avoid the invading car.Reports indicate speed, poor weather conditions and slick roads were responsible for the accident.Federal police arrived and requested assistance from the Jose Maria Morelos fire department to free the passengers inside the bus. All 14 passengers required assistance by rescue officials to exit the overturned bus.All passengers reported only minor injuries of abrasions and contusions. Authorities continue to investigate the exact cause of the accident.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Googles home security system Nest Secures had a hidden microphone Google says

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Wells Fargo Establishes Commercial Real Estate Office in London

first_img The top commercial real estate lender in the United States, “”Wells Fargo & Company,””: recently announced plans to carry its commercial real estate division overseas to the United Kingdom to fill what the company says is a gap in the U.K. market. [IMAGE]A new team in London will serve both United Kingdom-based clients and current U.S.-based clients with operations in the U.K. “”With the current void in capital providers in the U.K. commercial real estate market, we see a tremendous opportunity to support our clients doing business in the [COLUMN_BREAK]U.K. and to expand the delivery of these services to both U.S. and U.K.-based real estate companies,”” said Chip Fedalen, head of the Commercial Real Estate Institutional and Metro Markets Group at Wells Fargo. The London team will offer various debt products, hospitality financings, portfolio acquisitions and financings, and will assist customers with its experience in real estate investment trusts. Eastdil Secured, owned by Wells Fargo, will also offer “”a full range of asset sale, debt placement and advisory services”” in the U.K., according to Wells Fargo. Mike Marino, former head of the Commercial Real Estate Institutional Metro Markets Group in southern California, will lead the London group beginning early next month. He will be joined by Robert Maddox and Cullen Powell, who will head client development, underwriting, and loan production teams. Jimmy Gray, former head of the U.K. Commercial Real Estate division, will remain in London as the office’s senior credit officer. “”With the addition of these three seasoned senior leaders in London, we are well positioned for growth and anticipate an increase in lending volume in the U.K. this year,”” Fedalen said. January 24, 2013 478 Views Wells Fargo Establishes Commercial Real Estate Office in London Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers Wells Fargo 2013-01-24 Krista Franks Brockcenter_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Sharelast_img read more

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