New UN scheme seeks to boost response of national health systems to

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today launched a package of priority interventions designed to help low- and middle-income countries move towards universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support.The package, unveiled at the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, includes everything from how to expand condom programming to the latest in treatment recommendations, guidelines and standards.“This document responds to a long-standing country need,” says Kevin De Cock, Director of WHO’s HIV/AIDS Department. “In one place it captures WHO’s best guidance on what the global HIV/AIDS health sector response needs to deliver.”The document, which will be available on a CD-ROM, in hard copy and on the web, is intended to help countries with limited resources meet the commitment made two years ago at the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS to provide universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010. Readers will find descriptions of priority health-sector HIV/AIDS interventions that are needed to achieve universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care, as well as a guide to selecting and prioritizing these interventions. The document will also direct readers to key WHO resources and references containing the best available information on the health sector response to HIV/AIDS.Also today in Mexico City, WHO and the World Bank announced that they are joining forces, along with several other partners, to gather evidence and provide technical guidance relating to global health initiatives. There are now more than 80 such initiatives, ranging from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, known as PEPFAR.WHO notes that global health initiatives have helped to bring new resources, partners, technical know-how and commitment to tackling various health issues. At the same time, some say that disease-specific initiatives are eroding already weak health systems, while others assert that weak health systems are holding back progress in disease-specific initiatives. The WHO-World Bank effort seeks to examine the issues in the debate and provide governments with sound technical guidance to enhance health systems without diminishing the benefits of disease-specific initiatives.“It is not about choosing between health systems strengthening on the one hand and disease-specific programmes on the other,” said Carissa Etienne, WHO Assistant Director-General, Health Systems and Services, told reporters at the AIDS Conference.“It is about working together to generate added value. The time has come to move from observing the intentional and unintentional impacts of health investments, to actively managing better outcomes that can be sustained,” she said.The International AIDS Conference is the largest event of its kind in the world. It is held every two years and is taking place in Latin America for the first time this year. 5 August 2008The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today launched a package of priority interventions designed to help low- and middle-income countries move towards universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support. read more

Pair of walkons making impact for Ohio State mens soccer

Senior forward Denio Leone (15) works around defenders during a match against IPFW Aug. 20 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 2-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorFrom 2008 State champions at St. Ignatius, to Ohio State men’s club soccer teammates, to walk-ons for the Buckeyes, senior forward Denio Leone and junior midfielder Ryan Ivancic have been playing together for years.Both players went to St. Ignatius in Cleveland, overlapping in 2008 and were recruited by other Division 1 schools, but chose to pursue their education at OSU.Ivancic and Leone were two of the men chosen to play with the varsity team at OSU in the spring of 2012 but were cut for the fall roster last season. They were again invited back in the pool of players to play on the spring team in 2013.A second time was enough for them to prove they could play at the varsity level and they were added to OSU’s roster for this season.“Once I came out and played with the varsity guys and saw that I was able to keep up with the pace of the game, I thought it was definitely something I could do,” Leone said.In high school, Leone was a three-year letter winner and 2008 state champion, and earned All-Cleveland honors.At St. Ignatius, Ivancic won two state titles, joining his now OSU teammate 2008 and again in 2010, and was a state runner-up in 2009. He is one of three high school players in Ohio to play in three consecutive state title games. Ivancic was also recognized his senior year as a Wendy’s Heisman State Finalist, All-Ohio ESPN Rise Honorable Mention and 2010 ESPN Rise/Powerade High School Boys National Champion. He served as a captain his senior year.Even though he had success playing the sport in high school, Leone said his passion for soccer was missing when he graduated.“At that point in time … I was kind of sick of soccer,” Leone said. “(I) decided … I’m not going to play, so I’m just going to go Ohio State.”Ivancic originally committed to play Big Ten soccer at Northwestern, but de-committed for financial reasons.“I was really more interested in school anyway. I wanted to go to a good school that I liked,” Ivancic said. “I wasn’t going to chase soccer around.”After just a year away from the game, Leone said he felt a void in his life, leading him to try out for the club team.Ivancic on the other hand, said he knew right away he wanted to keep soccer in his life.“Coming in, I think I knew I was going to try to walk-on,” Ivancic said. “I walked-on my freshman year when I made the spring team but got cut for the fall.”Leone spent three seasons on the club team, leading the team in goals in both 2011 and 2012. Both Leone and Ivancic played a part in getting the team to club nationals back-to-back seasons in 2011 and 2012.Club team president Tim Grozier has played with both men and said Leone possess skills that really help a team out.“Denio is really good at holding the ball up top and allowing the team time to transition from defense to offense,” Grozier said in an email.Grozier said because Ivancic is “deceptively quick,” it makes him dangerous on the wings.“He is able to put in very good crosses from the wings and can combine well with other players in tight spaces,” Grozier said.Coach John Bluem said it is difficult to walk-on.“Over the years we have added some kids, but it has been very, very few,” Bluem said. “It’s been less than a handful.”Bluem said he likes Ivancic’s “work rate.”“He’s very fit and gets up and down the flank,” Bluem said. “He’s a good competitor and fights for the team throughout the 90 minutes.”Bluem said Leone does well controlling the game up front.“Denio is a very good target player,” Bluem said. “When you play the ball to him, he can hold it and help us get our midfield forward into the attack.”Leone has played in all eight matches thus far and started two of them. Ivancic has also played in every match and started seven. Each has one goal on the season.Leone and Ivancic are now aiming for a Big Ten title and still believe it is possible despite a 2-4-2 start to the season.“We’ve had no Big Ten games yet, but it’s on the horizon. We start on Sunday against Indiana,” Leone said.Ivancic said the talent is there to win it, but they have to figure out how each player fits into the mold of the team.“We have a lot of really good players … If we believe in each other and believe in the system, I think we’ll end up having a good season,” Ivancic said. read more

Ohio States Cardale Jones showing good signs of maturity prior to matchup

Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones (12) carries the ball during the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin on Dec. 6 in Indianapolis. OSU won, 59-0.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorAs most people that follow Ohio State football know well, redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones’ career in Scarlet and Gray did not get off to the greatest of starts.Behind then-sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller and then-junior Kenny Guiton, Jones sent out the now infamous tweet claiming his dislike for school.Jones was suspended one game by coach Urban Meyer, who said Thursday that Jones’ journey as a Buckeye is not over just yet, despite the recent success.“Cardale is a great story. It’s still in process now,” Meyer said Thursday. “He’s not the grown man that he needs to be, but he’s getting close.”For Meyer, Jones took a big step in his maturity process in his first ever start as a Buckeye in the 2014 Big Ten Championship Game. But it wasn’t the 266 total yards or three touchdowns that impressed Meyer the most in that game.“The thing that really struck me is when he made a mistake during the course of the game … he looked me right in the eye and said, ‘I made a mistake, coach. It won’t happen again.’ I said, ‘Go back and tell the offensive line that,’” Meyer said. “That’s a good sign of maturity.”OSU co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Ed Warinner said Thursday that he too has noticed Jones’ development, more specifically as a quarterback.“Cardale has come a long way in terms of the first time I watched him practice and throw the ball, to where he is at now — tremendous development,” Warinner said. “Credit to him and his (position) coach (Tom Herman) for the way he has developed his technique.”Jones said Thursday that after the infamous tweet, he was able to begin his turnaround because of a second chance given to him by the coaching staff.“The coaches gave me that fresh start. I never really thought about going somewhere else,” Jones said. “The coaches basically told me I needed to get my act together and mature off the field before I could be a starting quarterback here.”Being the starting quarterback at OSU brings a lot of pressure, and Jones said he has relied on a core group of people that includes his brothers, sisters, mother and even an OSU Heisman Trophy winner and fellow Glenville alumnus.It’s a relationship with Troy Smith — an influential relationship that Jones described as “weird.”“At times, he comes off as a great friend and great mentor, and then he can be that coach,” Jones said. “He can be that hard-nosed guy out of nowhere. It is very similar to (my relationship with Glenville) coach (Ted) Ginn (Sr.).”In his first start against the Wisconsin Badgers, Jones led an OSU offense that totaled 558 total yards of offense on the then-No. 2 ranked defense in the country.Entering the Sugar Bowl and College Football Playoff semi-final game against No. 1 Alabama, Warinner added that Jones has not yet reached his full potential despite the impressive first start.“He is one of those guys that has a lot of talent and a high ceiling. He played well in his first outing, and he has really continued to develop that here in practice as we are getting ready for Alabama,” Warinner said.Entering the game against Alabama, the Buckeyes other co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman is preparing to take over the head coaching duties at Houston, which was announced earlier in the week.While Herman will remain with OSU until the end of its run in the playoffs, Meyer said he has noticed Herman has been slightly on edge since taking the job at Houston.“Looks like someone hit him with a bat when he’s walking around here. A good bat though. There are bad bats, and a lot to go on with college football with bad bats,” Meyer said. “He’s a pro. We had a good conversation this morning.”While Herman might be flustered, Jones said he doesn’t anticipate any difference in the way Herman will prepare for the matchup with Alabama.“Definitely not. He is all about Ohio State right now,” Jones said. “He has a whole other team to lead, but that time hasn’t come yet. I believe he said in the press conference that he is going to coach these next two games like he is coming back next year.”While Herman won’t be around next year, he, Jones and the Buckeyes are set to take on the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide on New Years Day at 8:30 p.m. in New Orleans. read more

Reviews detail tragic deaths of bubbly charming children

first_imgPeople close to him said he was adept at minimising the seriousness of any difficulties he faced. One family member said “he was very, very good at literally just making you believe anything he said”.A friend commented “you would have thought there was nothing in the world wrong with him”. Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 The report said it appears Nathan had confused and unresolved feelings about his father. It also said his ability to persuade people he did not need help as well as his reluctance to engage with professionals made it difficult to assess and priorities his needs, let alone address them.A social worker had contact with Nathan and his mother and the teen attended addiction counselling for  a period of time.At 15, he moved into the house of a friend’s family and his behaviour stabilised while he was living there.After a visit to the UK to see his father’s grave, Nathan “made a suicidal gesture” at the house and had to be talked down by a passer-by. He told a social worker that his emotions got out of hand and his action was a result of being upset about visiting his father’s grave for the first time, having drunk alcohol and having had a row with his friends. He was not interested in a suicide prevention service offered to him.The report said a few weeks later he went away for a few days and returned to a relative’s house where he was reported to have been in good spirits.Some hours later he was found attempting to take his life and he subsequently died.RobertPeople who knew Robert described him as a likeable, funny and popular person and ‘a little charmer’. However it was noted that he found it hard to trust people.His father died before he was born and his mother had a partner who lived with her and her other children for several years. Robert first came to the attention of the HSE because of an allegation that he had been sexually abused by a person known to his mother, though this allegation was not confirmed.Two years later he came to the attention of the department because of alleged neglect and physical. abuse. Three years later he was admitted to the voluntary care of the HSE along with his siblings.He was just over eleven at this point and told social workers of serious neglect and physical abuse. He also said he had witnessed severe domestic violence.Robert began to abuse alcohol and drugs at 16 and lived in two different foster homes up until the age of 18. His social worker tried to get him to engage with different services and he was offered drug treatment but declinedHe was offered aftercare by the HSE when he turned 18 and he made contact with a counselling service prior to taking his own life in 2010.The review team said his suicide appears to be “pre-meditated” as he called a number of family members that morning and told one of them it was “time to go to sleep for good”.TomTom had been in care from an early age. Most people who knew him said he could be charming, witty and easy to get on with but was weighed down by a sense of not belonging.  He was an infant when an alleged episode of alcohol misuse by his parents and domestic abuse between them was reported.As a result, he spend time in residential care and with relatives. He had no further contact with his father and his mother continued to “exhibit a chaotic lifestyle”.A relative Tom was living with, and was very close to, died and he was “deeply upset”. Another family member came forward to care for Tom and his siblings. His mother had left the country by this stage and died while he was still quite young.His second placement with his relative lasted until his mid teens and he had a number of short-term stays in residential units after it disrupted.In his late childhood years concerns were expressed about his behaviour. His social worker referred to him as being “hyperactive, having a short attention span, taking cigarette lighters, having a fascination with fire and having problems controlling his anger”. Samaritans 1850 60 90 90 or email jo@samaritans.org FIGURES PUBLISHED TODAY showed that 23 children died while in the care or known to the HSE last year.The causes of death range from road traffic accidents to natural causes and nine children died by suicide.The HSE has published reviews on the deaths of six children, outlining their problems, details of intervention and the support services offered to them.Here are their stories.DaraDara was described as a very pleasant, ‘lively’, ‘bubbly’ child who “loved life” but was “growing up too fast”. She loved animals, had at least one close friend and was friendly with her schoolmates.Though she had never been in HSE care, her family was referred a number of times to the Children and Family Services over a nine year period.These referrals related to concerns about her mother’s mental health, misuse of alcohol and allegations of domestic violence in the family.During the three years prior to her death, referrals focused on Dara’s poor school attendance, her vulnerability due to mixing with an older age group, her consumption of alcohol and her self-harm.Dara confessed to her family worker some weeks before her death that she was “frightened and didn’t know what was going to happen to her”.She was frequently absent from school though staff encouraged her to come every day even if she was late and usually phoned her parents if she did not arrive in class in the morning.The child was once admitted to hospital after drinking large amounts of beer and vodka. At the hospital she admitted she had been drinking heavily for the previous two weeks. She had fresh laceration marks on her arm and admitted to cutting herself recently.In the weeks following this, both gardaí and social workers visited Dara’s home and engaged with her and her parents. The report refers to a number of situations in which the HSE met with opposition from the girl’s parents.A social worker recorded that it was “highly likely that the children are very aware of the stress and tension in the household” and that it was “very difficult to address the issues when the family so adamantly denies them”.She was said to have stopped drinking which both Dara and her mother attributed to her new boyfriend, who was thought to be much older than her. At a one-to-one session with a family worker she “presented in a positive mood but somewhat closed in her responses”.Dara said she had broken up with her boyfriend and he had taken it badly. She was worried about him and said she had been drinking again but felt she was more in control.A home visit was arranged for a week after this session but the HSE was informed of Dara’s death the night before the visit.DermotDermot was a “friendly, pleasant” child, and “quite chatty at times”. He was one of a number of siblings  living with his mother. His father is believed to have played little part in his life. Dermot found it difficult to engage with formal services and difficult to talk about his emotions.When he was in fifth class, his teachers became concerned about his poor attendance and behaviour. He was transferred to another school where he settlied in well initially but attendance again became an issue. He was referred to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) when he was 11 but refused to attend the appointment.Six months later he attempted suicide and was found by gardaí. Again he was referred to CAMHS but did not keep the appointment.Social work files subsequently report that his behaviour improved for about two years but at 15 he was admitted to hospital accompanies by gardaí who had been called by a neighbour to say he was intoxicated, threatening self-harm and being physically abusive to his mother.A psychiatric registrar diagnosed him as having a sever conduct disorder, with a background of attention deficit and hyperactive disorder.The registrar linked Dermot’s suicidal ideation to alcohol use, the report said.It was also noted that Dermot was grieving for a friend who had died by suicide three years previously; he tended to think about “following” his friend when he was under the influence of alcohol.He had also lost another friend more recently in a road traffic accident.After a further incident of self-harm, his mother refused to allow him to come home because of fear of harm he might do to himself, or to other members of the family and he went to live with his grandparents for a time.Over the first three months of the following year, there were notifications from gardaí about Dermot’s aggressive, abusive and self destructive behaviour while intoxicated. He was once found after midnight in the street, intoxicated and not wearing any shirt or shoes.He was arrested for breaching bail conditions and remanded in custody for four days, having previously appeared in court over other offences. When he was released on bail, he returned home and took his life the next evening.MathewMathew suffered from a rare brain disorder. He was five-years-old when concerns for his welfare were first referred to the Social Work Department due to serious difficulties in the relationship between his parents.Social work assessment found that the couple experience “a high level of conflict, aggression and significant levels of disagreement about Mathew’s medical treatment”.Three months after he was referred, the little boy was admitted to hospital. Some issues arose around parental consent to various aspects of his care. The Social Work Department were  ”concerned that each parent was, in different ways, struggling to accept medical advice with regard to day-to-day management of their son’s condition”.The department took the view that the HSE should assume responsibility for all aspects of decision-making about Mathew’s care and a care order was approved after consent from both parents.A foster placement was considered difficult to manage given the level of disagreement between his parents and so an optional residential placement in a hospice-type setting was planned.However the following month, the six-year-old passed away. A plan had been negotiated with his parents as to how to deal with the period before his death and a social worker helped them to enact this, allowing them to spend time with Mathew before his death.NathanNathan was described as a sociable young person who was enthusiastic about sport, especially boxing and football. He was considered competent but at school was indifferent to study.His parents separated when he was around six-years-old following a period of domestic violence. His father moved out of the country and subsequently died when Nathan was 13.Though he was described as “popular and easygoing”, the report said his outward demeanour seemed to “mask some underlying troubles” and in 2008 he was referred to the Social Work Department.He was prone to ‘eratic mood swings’ and there were suspicions that he was misusing drugs.Attempts were made to link him and his family to services but while his mother and stepfather showed a willingness to engage, Nathan “tended to lose interest quickly and withdraw”.Possible mental health issues were identified when he was first referred and again when he was found threatening suicide several months before his death. Aware 1890 303 302 His foster mother also thought he may have been smoking hash.An anonymous allegation was made during this time that Tom had been physically chastised on a number of occasions by his carers. This was confirmed by the boy when he spoke to his social worker. A child protection plan was to be developed by the review found no evidence that a plan was ever developed or put in place.In his teenage years to age 18, he stayed with friends and family, following which he was placed in a number of different residential units on an emergency basis. The placements were proletariat and he frequently absconded.He became more involved with substance abuse and in school engaged in verbal abuse, graffiti drawing and displaying overtly sexualised behaviours.A risk assessment said he was “spiralling out of control and is unable to make positive choices for himself”.Living in residential centres, his behaviour rapidly deteriorated and he was bullied by other residents. One day the manager of a centre reported he had carved his mother’s name into his arm and he started fires on six different occasions.After he turned 18 he formally left care but his social worker remained involved with him. Over the following year, his girlfriend gave birth to a baby. He spend time in various different types of accommodation and staff noticed a rise in his poly drug use including heroin, crack, alcohol and cocaine.He started to re-access aftercare services for a couple of weeks but some days after this he was found dead. A subsequent inquest concluded that his death was by misadventure.The full reports from the review panels can be found here.Helplines: Console 1800 201 890 Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email mary@pieta.ieChildline 1800 66 66 66Related: Nine children in care or known to HSE died by suicide last year>last_img read more

Google goes knitting as doodlers mark the winter solstice

first_imgTHE CURRENT 24-hour period will see the year’s shortest day and longest night.To mark the Winter Solstice, the doodlers at Google set to work on something fun and creative.The interactive doodle, created by German illustrator Christoph Niemann, shows a scarf and glove being knitted into the letters of the search engine.Take a look.Meanwhile, hundreds of people gathered at Newgrange today to mark the solstice.Earlier this morning, sunlight shined through the roof box and lit up the chamber of the 5,000-year-old tomb.Across the water, thousands of people attended a service at Stonehenge.Chief Druid Arthur Pendragon leads the Winter Solstice service at Stonehenge this morning. (Image: Neil Munns/PA Wire/Press Association Images)Read: Today’s Doctor Who Google Doodle is amazingInterview: Getting paid to daydream and doodlelast_img read more

HTC Butterfly S The 5inch version of the One youve been waiting

first_imgWhile the HTC One has proven itself to be a popular phone, there are still plenty of users out there interested in even larger devices. HTC has updated their 5-inch smartphone with the visual styling of the One to create the Butterfly S.The HTC Butterfly, more commonly known as the Droid DNA in the US, was the first HTC phone that had really been impressive for a little while. The beautiful 5-inch screen and a version of HTC Sense that was significantly better than the previous iterations made the phone fun to use, and if you could get your hands on one it was a great experience. Unfortunately the phone wasn’t widely available, and now that the HTC One is here it’s a easy choice to make. Still, there’s still a significant number of users who want a phone sporting the largest screen they can get their hands on, so HTC is bringing the Butterfly back with some tricks they picked up in building the One.The Butterfly S is looks like exactly what HTC needs to compete with the LG Optimus G Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Note line of phones. Taking the BoomSound speakers, the Ultrapixel camera, and the latest version of Sense from the HTC One, this new Butterfly is pretty much exactly what existing DNA owners wish their phone was packing. The 5-inch 1080p SLCD 3 display will be powered by a 3200mAh battery and most likely a Snapdragon 600 processor. There’s no mention of some of the other Butterfly features, like the inductive charging that was lost with the HTC One, but the MicroSD card slot will be a great addition to those who crave additional storage. The Butterfly S looks like it has a glossy glass and plastic exterior as opposed to the matte rubber or aluminum finish to the previous HTC phones, but that could just be the excessive shine used in the video rendering.As the Butterfly only existed in the US as the Verizon Wireless Droid DNA, it is entirely possible that the Butterfly S is on its way to being the next Droid phone. There’s no mention of release dates or pricing for this phone yet, but HTC’s deliberate announcement of this phone just hours before Samsung’s presentation at Earl’s Court in the UK shows exactly who the Taiwanese company is competing with right now.last_img read more

Burning love

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram After years of serving as firefighters, for Yiannis Katakouzinos and Josephine Sensi of Melbourne, a limousine simply wasn’t a choice for their wedding day. At the Greek Orthodox Church of Agia Ekaterini in Malvern, where they tied the knot, the couple arrived in the retro fire fighting vehicle that stole the show.last_img

Espace le cargo russe Progress sarrime à lISS

first_imgEspace: le cargo russe Progress s’arrime à l’ISSLe Progress, lancé le 20 avril depuis Baïkonour (Kazakhstan), a réussi dimanche son arrimage automatique à la station internationale. Il apporte vivres, livres et équipements scientifiques aux cosmonautes.Le programme spatial russe apporte une contribution de plus à l’ISS, alias la station internationale, grâce à cet amarrage du cargo Progress M-15M dimanche à 16h39, heure de Paris. L’industrie spatiale russe a connu une année noire en 2011, cinq lancements ayant échoué. Le centre de contrôle des vols spatiaux, nommé Tsoup, a annoncé que tout s’est heureusement bien passé hier, malgré la petite inquiétude résiduelle quand un amarrage entièrement automatique se fait à des milliers de kilomètres de tout secours possible ! 2012 commence au moins sous de bons augures… ou pas.À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreDans le Progress les cosmonautes ont pu accéder à 2,36 tonnes de charge utile. Selon Alexandre Agoureïev, chef du département alimentation de l’Institut des problèmes médicaux-biologiques de Moscou, il y avait là  des vivres (des fruits, des légumes, et même des conserves de poisson) et de l’eau pour l’équipage de la station. Il y avait aussi du carburant.Le cargo apportait aussi des livres, des cadeaux, des produits d’hygiène et des équipements scientifiques.L’équipage actuel de l’ISS comprend les Russes Anton Chkaplerov, Anatoli Ivanichine et Oleg Kononenko, les Américains Daniel Burbank et Donald Pettit et le Néerlandais André Kuipers. Le 23 avril 2012 à 11:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Juventus beats Chievo but Ronaldo misses a penalty

first_imgWith goals from Costa, Can, and Rugani, Juventus defeated Chievo in their own stadium. Cristiano Ronaldo missed his first penalty in Serie A.In a Monday night Serie A football match between Juventus and Chievo, the Vecchia Signora wanted to continue their unbeaten run in the competition and came out on top against a modest Chievo.One would’ve thought that Cristiano Ronaldo was going to have an easy night, but he really struggled to get a goal and even missed his very first penalty kick in Serie A.The heroes of the night were Paulo Dybala with two assists, Douglas Costa with a spectacular solo goal, Emre Can with one goal, and Daniele Rugani with another.The one who opened the scoreline was Brazilian Douglas Costa, who grabbed a pass from Dybala early in the first half and approached to the outskirts of the box to release a potent strike that went past the Chievo goalkeeper.The shot was so impressive, that even Juve goalkeeper Mattia Perin was quite impressed by the effort.The Vecchia Signora controlled the match from start to finish, Chievo barely made any type of approach to the leader’s box and all offensive Juventus’ players had their chances to score.But Cristiano Ronaldo was the unlucky one this evening.A hat-trick of firsts for the season! ⚽️⚽️⚽️#JuveChievo #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/soVgfbPs1t— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) January 21, 2019The second goal came right before the halftime whistle, Paulo Dybala combined with Emre Can while entering the box.A one-two that the fans really appreciated at Juventus’ Stadium, they cheered the action that ended in a beautiful finish from Emre Can to the bottom corner.With a comfortable 2-0 result, Juventus went to the dressing rooms and then came back hungrier for more goals.At the start of the second half, it was Cristiano Ronaldo’s turn to score his goal after the ball hit defender Mattia Bani’s hand and a penalty was awarded for the local squad.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.This was Ronaldo’s perfect opportunity to keep scoring goals and move further away in the Cappocannioniere table with 15, but his shot was too predictable and goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino was able to stop it with no problems.Cristiano Ronaldo’s face was a poem, he was obviously upset for not being able to score his goal and what came after was a set of failed occasions from a frustrated Portuguese forward throughout the second half.#JuveChievo 📸’s direct from the Allianz 🏟#FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/hL4XQg3PC4— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) January 21, 2019Despite the constant efforts from all the Juventus players, Chievo kept the hope of possibly pulling one goal back for them during the second half but they were also unlucky.The last ten minutes of the game was more exciting for the local side, as Ronaldo kept trying with little fortune and his frustration was more evident after every failed chance.The last goal of the match came during the 84th minute, when Bernardeschi sent the cross to Rugani’s head and the Italian defender was able to find an opening that gave Juve the final third goal of the evening.This victory leaves Juventus with 56 points in Serie A, which is 9 above Napoli and still undefeated in the competition. Out of the 20 matches that Juventus has played this season in Serie A, they have already won 18 and only gotten a draw in 2 of them.The Vecchia Signora still hasn’t lost in the current season, the only defeat they’ve gotten has been in the Champions League against Manchester United earlier in the season.NO SEÑOR ❌Así le tapó Sorrentino de 39 años, el penal a Cristiano Ronaldo 😵#SerieAxESPN pic.twitter.com/gzQRaVpJ27— Fuera de Juego (@ESPN_FDJ) January 21, 2019How long do you think this unbeaten run will last for Juventus in Serie A? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Crack in dam forces costly fishladder work

first_imgWENATCHEE — A crack in the Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River and the ensuing reduction of water levels have prompted crews to carry out about $7 million worth of work on fish ladders for chinook salmon.Existing fish ladders at the Rock Island and Wanapum dams are being extended to allow the chinook to reach their spawning grounds, The Wenatchee World reported. “This fish coming up are a way of life for the Pacific Northwest,” said Keith Truscott, director of natural resources for the Chelan Public Utility District. “A lot of effort has been put into recovering and increasing the fish runs to the Upper Columbia. We shouldn’t allow an unplanned incident like this to deter us from our goal to be good stewards of the environment.”Divers discovered a 65-foot crack across part of Wanapum Dam’s concrete spillway in February, and workers have lowered the water level 26 feet to reduce pressure on the dam. That left the upstream exits of the fish ladders there high and dry — unusable for the migrating fish.At the Rock Island Dam 36 miles upriver, the ladders are usable for now, but crews are worried they won’t be as levels drop further this summer.last_img read more

Insurance premium tax to rise to 12

first_imgAutumn Statement 2016: The standard rate of insurance premium tax (IPT) is to increase to 12% from 10% from June 2017.The rise was announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in his Autumn Statement speech today (23 November).This increase is designed to raise revenue to help fund the commitments made by Hammond and the Conservative government in the 2016 Autumn statement. This includes investments in areas such as productivity, affordable housing and transport.Carl Chapman, head of workplace health at Barnett Waddingham, said: “For the third consecutive Budget and Autumn statement, the Chancellor has announced an increase to insurance premium tax, this time raising the level from 10% to 12%. This means the rate of insurance premium tax has doubled in the past 18 months.“The motor insurance industry is likely to be the most vocal about the latest increase, however employers should take note because, once again, they will be expected to swallow an increase in the cost of insurances, such as private medical insurance and dental insurance. The prior is already under intense scrutiny by some employers owing to multiple percentage point increases over the past few years.“The average rate of insurance premium tax in Europe is between 15% and 20% and I fully expect us to creep up towards these levels over the coming years.“Employers really need to start looking at mitigating the risk of future increases by exploring alternative funding methods, such as trust-based arrangements and fully integrated intervention solutions.”Alex Perry, chief executive officer at Bupa Insurance, added: “This makes no sense. The government has announced three rises in less than two years on what is a completely misguided tax when it comes to health insurance. Government should support, rather than penalise, those using health insurance, which relieves the burden on a struggling NHS. Health insurance should be zero-rated like it is in many other countries, and like life or critical illness insurance in the UK.”last_img read more

Chitralahari box office collection day 2 Kishore scores a highest grosser for

first_img7Thikka$5,600 RankMovieCollection 1Chitralahari$199,258 3Jawaan$80,000 ChitralahariTwitterChitralahari has shattered the lifetime collection records of Winner, Jawaan and Tej I Love You in just two days to become the highest grossing movie for actor Sai Dharam Tej at the US box office.Riding on huge hype, Chitralahari registered a fantastic opening and collected $62,051 at the US box office in the premiere shows on Thursday. It became the biggest opener for Sai Dharam Tej. Jeevi‏ tweeted, “#ChitraLahari collects $62,051 from 107 locations with per location average of $580 in USA on 11 April. Highest in career of SaiDharamTej. “The Kishore Tirumala-directed movie struck a chord with the audience and garnered positive talk. The word of mouth boosted its business on the following days. Chitralahari collected $59,387 and $77,220 at the US box office on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Its two day total stands at $199,258 in the country.Chitralahari has gone on to become the highest grossing movie for Sai Dharam Tej, beating the lifetime records of his previous releases in just two days. Jeevi tweeted,‏ “#ChitraLahari collects $77,220 from 107 locations on Saturday in USA on Saturday and total gross is $199,258. Highest grosser for @IamSaiDharamTej in USA”Here are the collection details of Sai Dharam Tej’s previous releases. These numbers are based on different sources and they may not match with the actual figures released by their distributors.RankRankMovieMovieCollectionCollectionRank1MovieChitralahariCollection$199,258Rank2MovieWinnerCollection$100,000Rank3MovieJawaanCollection$80,000Rank4MovieTej I Love YouCollection$72,000Rank5MovieSupremeCollection$65,000Rank6MovieInttelligentCollection$44,000Rank7MovieThikkaCollection$5,600 5Supreme$65,000center_img 4Tej I Love You$72,000 2Winner$100,000 6Inttelligent$44,000 Sai Dharam Tej is a young hero from the mega family, who boasts of a huge fan base in the US. But his track record shows that all his movie made poor collections at the US box office. The reason for their failures is that he always tried mass masala movies, which do not really interest the audience in the country.After retrospection of his failures, Sai Dharam Tej decided to experiment with his roles and stories of his movies. His latest outing Chitralahari is a family drama, which is about a loser, who fails to get success at every stage of his life. The movie is awesome and inspirational and it has struck a chord with the filmgoers.A filmgoer named Madhu tweeted, “Success is a special word for me because I never see the success in my life. After watching the movie #Chitralahari inspired me, in future may I will succeed are not I don’t know but I get some Confidents to work hard. Congrats to the entire team @IamSaiDharamTej @i_kalyanipriyan.”last_img read more

4 killed in separate road crashes

first_imgRoad accident illustration by Prothom AloFour people were killed and another injured in separate road crashes in Savar and Satkhira.Three people, including a mother and her son, were killed and another injured in two road crashes in Majidpur and Ashulia areas on Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased are Jhuma Khatun, 22, wife of Sohel Mia of Shivalaya Manikganj, their son Abdullah.In Ashulia, a truck hit a motorcycle near Kohinur Spinning Mills at Nabinagar, killing Jhuma and her three years old son on the spot and injuring her husband severely.The injured was admitted to a local hospital.In Majidpur area, a bus of ‘Itihas Paribahan’ ran over Maleha, 45, leaving her dead on the spot.Locals seized the bus but its driver managed to flee, said Depankar, sub-inspector of Savar model police station.A farmer was killed as a human hauler overturned at Jethua village in Tala upazila of Satkhira on Saturday morning.The deceased is Gour Chandra Ghosh, 55, son of Chandra Ghosh of the village.Tala police station officer-in-charge Russel Mehedi said the human hauler carrying Gour overturned on the road when he was going to a field to bring paddy, leaving him dead on the spot.On information, police recovered the body.last_img read more

PM returns home from London

first_imgPM Hasina returns home from London. Photo: BSSPrime minister Sheikh Hasina returned home from London on Saturday morning wrapping up her 10-day official visit to the United Kingdom (UK), reports UNB.A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9:55am.The flight took off from the Heathrow International Airport in London for Dhaka at 6:35pm (London time) on Friday.Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem was present to see the prime minister off at the airport.The prime minister went to London on 1 May.last_img read more

Glowing sea turtle like red and green spaceship spotted

first_img © 2015 Phys.org Dozens of fish and shark species do it; the turtle came as a surprise. These animals light up due to unique structures in their skin which enable them to biofluoresce, said Lee. The definition is given as “the ability to reflect the blue light hitting a surface and re-emit it as a different color,” such as green, red or orange.Lee wrote that “the marine biologist captured the turtle sighting on a video camera system, whose only artificial illumination was a blue light that matched the blue light of the surrounding ocean. A yellow filter on the camera allowed the scientists to pick up fluorescing organisms.”According to National Geographic, the critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle is the first reptile scientists have seen exhibiting biofluorescence. According to Mongabay, David Gruber, a marine molecular biologist at City University of New York, said he made the discovery mostly by accident while filming biofluorescent coral off the Solomon Islands coast —the glowing sea turtle swam right by him.Gruber’s encounter was recorded in a video, showing when he saw the turtle. “Scientists have only tuned in to bioflourescence in the last ten years and as soon as we started tuning into it we found it everywhere.”He compared the sight of the glowing sea turtle to “a bright red and green spaceship, underneath my camera.” The turtle was very calm and appeared to “hang” out with Gruber and team.One point about bioflourescence in general is that these creatures are using light in a way we do not see. “It’s a hidden world that we’re just now beginning to tune into,” Gruber, said in an earlier National Geographic interview.Why would the sea turtle have developed biofluorescence? It’s too early to say for sure. The sea turtle was glowing neon green and red. The discovery nonetheless turns up questions in search of answers. Why do the turtles have this feature? How are they using this feature? “We know that the sea turtle has really good vision,” commented Gruber,” and they go on long and arduous migrations.” Are they using this feature to find each other? To attract each other? Still other questions as noted in the National Geographic article which Gruber wants to explore: can these turtles see the biofluorescence; do they take in compounds from their food that let them fluoresce, or do they make their own compounds? Another noteworthy point about these sea turtles: they are critically endangered. Quoted in National Geographic, Gruber said, “It’d be fairly difficult to study this turtle because there are so few left and they’re so protected.” Their population numbers have declined by almost 90 percent in recent decades. Hawksbill sea turtles are in turn one of the rarest species on our planet, he said, and the animals remain a mystery. Explore further Credit: National Geographic video Oldest fossil sea turtle discoveredcenter_img Seen off the Solomon Islands: The hawksbill sea turtle—glowing. Sharks, fish, corals, can shine and now we know that the sea turtle can too. Jane J. Lee reported on Tuesday in National Geographic (and environmental news site Mongabay also carried the news) that a biofluorescent sea turtle was discovered off the coast of Solomon Islands. Citation: Glowing sea turtle, like red and green spaceship, spotted (2015, September 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-09-sea-turtle-red-green-spaceship.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Water may help you curb appetite

first_imgLooking for ways to shed those extra kilos around your waistline? Worry not, according to a study, drinking water along with a meal can fill the stomach and signal the brain to stop eating.The findings showed that the brain listens to the stomach during eating. Drinking more water can alter messages from the stomach which can be interpreted as fullness by the brain. Further, intake of water along with a meal can increase stomach distension, curb appetite in the short term as well as increase the regional brain activity. This means anyone who is looking to lose weight or cut down on eating would benefit from a large drink with their meals. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’For the study, the team collected data from 19 participants during two separate sessions with different consumption procedures. In the experiment, participants drank a milk-shake on an empty stomach, which was followed by a small (50 mL) or large glass of water (350 mL). The large glass of water doubled the content in the stomach compared to the small glass. Those who drank the large glass also felt less hungry and felt fuller. The real time data of the brain, the stomach, and people’s feelings of satiety was measured simultaneously during the meal.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMagnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) images were used to see how the different amounts of water affected stretching of the stomach– the large glass of water doubled the stomach content as compared to the small glass. “Combining these types of measurements is difficult, because MRI scanners are usually set-up to perform only one type of scan,” said lead author Guido Camps from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. “We’ve been able to very quickly switch the scanner from one functionality to another to do this type of research,” Camps added.last_img read more

OBJs Hurt Too Much To Be An AllTime Great

first_imgOBJ’s hurt too much to be an all-time greatOdell Beckahm is reportedly dealing with a hip injury that’s reportedly not too serious, but given his long injury history, there’s no telling if it will have an impact beyond the preseason.Colin thinks Odell has all-time great talent, but he gets hurt too often to put together the all-time great career he likes to forecast for himself. Colin sees Jarvis Landry ending up with more catches than Beckham because he’s talented, but more so because he’s durable and always available. Beckham is great when he’s healthy, but when is that? He’s like a new Lambo that’s always in the shop. Guests:Brian Westbrook, Greg Cosell, Kyle Turley, and Oliver Luck Also:-Cowboys ‘Triplets’ are overrated-Colin’s 4 new NFL playoff teams-Boogie’s probably donelast_img read more

Were you on this road today Volunteers record 100 drivers speeding in

first_imgPunter found hiding in bushes Police search for missing woman Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailCommunity police officers revealed 100 drivers will be receiving a letter through the door after being clocked going over the speed limit. The community speedwatch team patrolled the A34, Manchester Road, in Congleton for an hour today leading them to write to the council with their findings. Motorists in Cheshire receive a letter through the post if they are first time offenders with persistent speeders receiving a knock at the door from an officer. A Cheshire Police spokesman said: “Speedwatch letters sent out today for A34 Manchester Road, Congleton. “The residents will be appealing to the council after recording over 100 vehicles speeding in an hour whilst out with the speed gun today.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –   Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –   For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter .   Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .center_img Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Driver named following fatal collisionlast_img read more

360 View of an Aquilion One 320slice CT at Northwestern Medicine Central

first_img360 Photos | 360 View Photos | May 02, 2018 360 View of an Aquilion One 320-slice CT at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Loading…This is a 360 degree image from the Canon Aquilion One 320-slice computed tomography (CT) system installed at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill.. The system has a large anatomical imaging area so it is able to capture the entire heart in one rotation instead of stitching images together from different heart beats.  Read the article “What to Consider When Buying a New CT Scanner” which includes information on the 320-slice scanner. Learn more about cardiac CT by visiting the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) website or attending its annual meeting in July. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

SyMRI Software Receives FDA Clearance for Use With Siemens MRI Systems

first_img Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Stroke | August 16, 2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute…. read more Related Content News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. June 14, 2019 — SyntheticMR announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for clinical use of its SyMRI Image and SyMRI Neuro product packages together with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems from Siemens Healthineers.SyMRI Image is designed to optimize workflow and shorten the exam time using synthetic MRI, where up to eight different contrast images are obtained through an exam of about 6 minutes.SyMRI Neuro is the next level of quantitative MR, according to the company. The technology measures the absolute tissue properties of the brain and provides quantitative data, automatic segmentation and adjustable contrast images. This provides more information to the clinician and offers objective decision support for diagnosis and follow-up of the patient.SyMRI is now FDA-cleared for clinical use with MRI systems from GE Healthcare, Philips and Siemens.For more information: www.syntheticmr.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 14, 2019 SyMRI Software Receives FDA Clearance for Use With Siemens MRI Systems SyntheticMR’s SyMRI Image and SyMRI Neuro packages now cleared for use with three major MRI system manufacturers Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more 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 News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more last_img read more