Rabat – A Spanish surgeon has helped a Moroccan woman recover her face, according to El PaisSamira Benhar was recently rescued in Spain from neurofibromatosis type I, gave a press conference this Thursday, June 1 in Valencia hospital.She was accompanied by her Spanish surgeon, Pedro Cavadas. Within a year, the 39-year-old had three operations in order to extract a tumor that was disfiguring her face and caused her to be unable to see from one eye. Because the physical symptoms caused by this illness, Samira suffered from a “social rejection” as she explained, in addition to harassment that her children were subjected to: “A new life was given to me, because the present situation was unbearable.”Samira’s journey to recovery began with a meeting with a pharmacist in Casablanca. She took a picture of Samira and said to her, “I don’t promise you anything, but I will try to help you.” The pharmacist’s family, who lives in Spain, welcomed Samira into their family. The Islamic center of Valencia offered her interpretation and assistance during her visit.Dr. Cavadas explained to journalists that he helped Samira because her file “presented possibilities for surgical improvements.”He thanked the people who introduced the young woman to him. “Those are engaged people that are willing to help, in contradiction to those that sometimes want to leave the problems without cooperating. ““Living in dignity”The Valencia hospital paid for the entire cost of the surgery. Pedro Cavadas is one of the most well known surgeons in the world. In 2008, he performed the first double hand transplant in Spain, In 2009 he performed the first face transplant in Spain. In two or three weeks, Samira will be able to return to Morocco. Rejected by her husband, the association Adra is prepared to give her financial support in order to allow her to “live in dignity” with her two sons.Edited by Timothy Filla
Russian tennis ace, Olympic bronze medallist and Grand Slam champion Vera Zvonareva was named today as a Promoter of Gender Equality by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).Ms. Zvonareva, who at 24 is currently ranked number 6 in the world, has been appointed to call attention to gender equality issues at the national and global levels, and take part in women’s leadership programmes through the UNESCO-Sony Ericsson WTA Tour partnership.“I am very happy to announce today that Ms. Vera Zvonareva is being designated as the fourth UNESCO Promoter of Gender Equality,” said the agency’s Director-General, Koïchiro Matsuura.Ms. Zvonareva joins other distinguished Promoters of Gender Equality, including current Tour stars Venus Williams of the United States, Tatiana Golovin of France and Zheng Jie of China, as well as Tour founder and pioneering tennis player Billie Jean King, who was appointed Global Mentor for Gender Equality last year. Mr. Matsuura stressed that as global role models, “these formidable athletes and successful women are a source of inspiration in their deeds both on and off the court, driving the message that gender equality is a goal that can and must be realized in order for us to achieve peace and sustainable development.”Since its 2006 launch, the UNESCO-Tour collaboration has raised substantial funds; initiated a series of programmes promoting gender equality and women’s leadership; developed a global TV and print advertising campaign. Also, Sony Ericsson tournaments have kicked off advocacy, awareness and fund-raising activities on behalf of the Partnership.Some of the resulting activities include a women-only night school programme in Liberia; a project to create a group of successful female politicians, business women and athletes in Cameroon; a project to raise the percentage of rural women involved in local affairs in China; and legal rights workshops to empower women in Jordan. 20 May 2009Russian tennis ace, Olympic bronze medallist and Grand Slam champion Vera Zvonareva was named today as a Promoter of Gender Equality by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
NEW YORK, N.Y. – General Electric Co.’s net income rose 49 per cent in the third quarter to $3.49 billion as its recovery from the 2008 financial crisis continues.GE earned 33 cents per share in the quarter, up from 22 cents per share a year earlier. On an adjusted basis, GE earned 36 cents per share, matching the expectations of analysts surveyed by FactSet.Revenue rose $1 billion, or 3 per cent, to $36.35 billion. But analysts were looking for revenue of $36.95 billion and GE shares fell nearly 2 per cent in premarket trading.During last year’s third quarter the company repaid $3 billion to Warren Buffett’s Berskshire Hathaway for its investment in GE during the depths of the financial crisis. Compared with last year’s adjusted results, GE’s earnings per share rose 13 per cent.GE’s size and global scope gives it a unique perspective on economic growth around the world. On Friday, CEO Jeff Immelt said the U.S. economic recovery is slow, and being held back by political and fiscal uncertainty. The European economy continues to struggle. Immelt described growth in Asia and other resource-rich regions as “slower but stable.”He said China, Russia, Latin America and the Middle East will have “decent” opportunities for the rest of this year and next year.“Europe is going to be a grind,” he said.Immelt said globally the picture next year will look much like it did this year, with pockets of weakness and strength. The one major variable, he said, was the so-called fiscal cliff looming in the U.S. â€” the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in at the beginning of next year unless Congress can agree on a new budget plan. He does expect the standoff to get resolved “one way or another.”GE, based in Fairfield, Conn., was shaken during the financial crisis when investors began to worry that its enormous banking arm, GE Capital, would fail. It is now paring down GE Capital and other non-industrial businesses such as commercial real estate.GE said Friday it accelerated its efforts to reduce assets in GE Capital to $425 billion by the end of this year, a move applauded by investors. That lowered the company’s revenue forecast, however. Revenue is now expected to rise 3 per cent for the year instead of 5 per cent.GE is increasingly focused on its industrial operations such as manufacturing jet engines, refrigerators and providing equipment and services to energy companies.Revenue from the industrial divisions rose 8 per cent in the third quarter and is up 10 per cent so far this year.Orders for new equipment and services were down 5 per cent compared with last year, mainly because wind turbine orders have fallen dramatically because a key U.S. federal subsidy for wind power is scheduled to expire at year end. Excluding the dip in wind turbine orders, the company’s industrial orders were up 4 per cent.The company’s energy infrastructure and transportation divisions posted the strongest growth. Energy infrastructure profits rose 13 per cent and transportation profits rose 35 per cent.The relatively weak global economy is forcing GE to cut back, though, to protect profits. The company said it is on track to cut $2.8 billion this year as part of its “simplification” efforts.This is helping profit margins. GE’s operating profit margin grew to 14.4 per cent from 13.7 per cent in the third quarter.Follow Jonathan Fahey on http://twitter.com/JonathanFahey . by News Staff Posted Nov 2, 2012 6:28 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email GE’s focus on core manufacturing operations begins to pay off, profit rises 49 pct.
“The constant flow of killings continues at shockingly high levels – with more than 5,000 killings documented every month since last July, including a total of just under 27,000 new killings since 1 December,” Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human rights, said in a news release. According to an analysis carried out by data specialists on behalf of the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR), at least 92,901 people were killed in fighting between the Government and forces seeking to oust President Bashar Al-Assad between March 2011 and April 2013. “Unfortunately…this is most likely a minimum casualty figure. The true number of those killed is potentially much higher,” said Ms. Pillay, urging the warring parties to declare an immediate ceasefire “before tens of thousands more people are killed or injured.”The latest compilation updates a figure of 60,000 documented deaths during the time period up to 30 November 2012. About 80 per cent of the victims documented are male, with the sharpest increase in deaths since November 2012 in Rural Damascus and Aleppo.The Office also documented the “the killings of at least 6,561 minors, including at least 1,729 children under ten years old.”“There are also well-documented cases of individual children being tortured and executed, and entire families, including babies, being massacred,” Ms. Pillay said, adding that along with the devastatingly high death toll, this is a terrible reminder of “just how vicious this conflict has become.”Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in his latest report on the status of children in armed conflicts, cited verified reports that Syrian children are killed or injured in indiscriminate bombings, shot by snipers, used as human shields or victims of terror tactics.“Civilians are bearing the brunt of widespread, violent and often indiscriminate attacks which are devastating whole swathes of major towns and cities, as well as outlying villages,” Ms. Pillay said today noting a “drastically deteriorating pattern of the conflict” confirmed in a report by the Commission of Inquiry on Syria. “Government forces are shelling and launching aerial attacks on urban areas day in and day out, and are also using strategic missiles and cluster and thermobaric bombs,” the UN human right chief said.She added, “Opposition forces have also shelled residential areas, albeit using less fire-power and there have been multiple bombings resulting in casualties in the heart of cities, especially Damascus.”Analysis of the latest death toll was carried out on behalf of OHCHR by the non-profit organization, Human Rights Dana Analysis Group, which compiled datasets from the Syrian Centre for Statistics and Research, the Government of Syria (up to March 2012 only), the Syrian Network for Human Rights, March 15 Group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Syrian Revolution General Council, the Syria Shuhada Website, and the Violations Documentation Centre. Information from the eight different sources resulted in a combined list of 263,055 reported killings, fully identified by the name of the victim, as well as the date and location of the death, OHCHR said. Any reported killing that did not include at least these three elements was excluded from the list.Each reported killing was then compared to all the other reported killings in order to identify duplicates, resulting in 92,091 documented cases of individuals killed.The statistical analysts who produced the report noted that there is “a strong likelihood” that a significant number of killings may not have been reported by all eight sources and that 37,988 reported killings containing insufficient information were excluded from the analysis.
It takes a lot for someone to create a Lego contraption that makes you look twice these days, but Simon Burfield has managed to do just that. He created a fully functional motorized wheelchair, and although you might not ever see an elderly person sitting in this admittedly odd-looking chair, it would be really cool.The wheelchair uses the exceedingly versatile Lego Mindstorms NXT kits, which allow for sophisticated but user-friendly robotic applications using the plastic building blocks.Burfield put seven NXT micro-computers into the construction of the device, and there are no fewer than a dozen small robotic wheels attached. To control it, there is a joystick connected to four touch sensors — one each for forward, backward, left, and right. He claims it is capable of carrying up to nearly 200 pounds.Lego has done an incredible job of staying relevant for more than 60 years, and in many ways it is more relevant now than it has ever been. The concept of a privately owned toy company holding its own against Mattel and Hasbro almost seems inconceivable. Nevertheless, Lego has done exactly that.Part of the reason Lego is so popular has always been because the only rule it believes in is creativity. Creating one-of-a-kind Lego contraptions and showing them off to friends is the cornerstone of Lego, so the visibility of social platforms and viral images — like the wheelchair — has done a lot to make Lego even more fascinating. You also have to mention the Lego Cuus00 crowd-sourcing website, which has seen many new model kits go into production. The standout example being Minecraft Lego.More at Lego, via Gizmag
Share Tweet Email1 IRELAND DOES NOT have a proud history of child protection. Neither does its treatment of women – as mothers and as citizens – bear close scrutiny.And it seems that history is determined to repeat itself.This week, the Collaborative Forum Report on Mother and Baby Homes was due to be published.The Forum is made up of former residents of the institutions and is separate to the Mother and Baby Homes Commission, which consists of a judge and two academics. The purpose of the Collaborative Forum is to ensure that those directly impacted have a voice and can contribute fully to the process of investigation, while also making recommendations as to how survivors and their families can be best helped going forward.Their report ran to 90 pages and took more than a year to complete. Having spoken to some of the members of the Forum, I knew they were very proud of it.On April 13th of this year Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children, called the Collaborative Forum to a meeting at which she informed them that, on the advice of the Attorney General, their report would not be published in full – in fact, only their recommendations would see the light of day.Don’t get me wrong – the recommendations are necessary and important.They deal with things like health and welfare supports for survivors, an amendment to the Adoption Bill, sourcing funding for memorialisation measures such as local history projects on Mother and Baby Homes, and a research programme into the kind of language used in historical reports – a bid to truly express the realities of the lives of women and children caught up in the horrors of such institutions.However, as a way of giving the participants a voice in the process, only publishing the recommendations falls very short indeed.While no explicit reason has yet been given as to why the full document has been withheld, it is believed that the Report of the Collaborative Forum was deeply critical of the conduct of a number of agencies, particularly Tusla, which holds a large cache of records relating to the Mother and Baby Homes.The decision not to publish has been deeply distressing for some forum members, causing one to tender her resignation, stating:I have lost all faith in the forum and I couldn’t agree to recommendations being released without the backing of the report we worked so hard on.Interestingly, on the same day, the Report of the Collaborative Forum was (for want of a better term) censored, a separate report was published by the Commission on burial practices in Mother and Baby Homes.This report, which has been widely described as “shocking”, found that almost 1,000 children who died in mother and baby homes had their bodies donated for medical research. It also raised questions as to the veracity of the accounts provided by Catholic Congregations as to the whereabouts of the dead children, saying that affidavit provided by the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary was “speculative, inaccurate and misleading.”But the report also highlights one big question: its main finding is (literally) that no one knows where the bodies are buried.But the Forum’s report, that remains languishing on the shelves of the Department of Children, may well contain information to the contrary – now it seems that we will never know. What makes all this doubly depressing is that it is not the first time something this has happened. Oberstown Children’s Detention CampusIn 2016 an Operational Review was commissioned for Oberstown Children’s Detention Campus. There had been a series of incidents at the unit culminating in a fire that caused severe damage to part of the structure. Professors Barry Goldson, of the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool and Nicholas Hardwick, of the School of Law at Royal Holloway, University of London, were asked to come to Ireland to carry out an extensive review of how the centre was run and make recommendations on how procedures could be improved. The report was due to be published in late 2017, but before its release, Katherine Zappone received a letter from Professor Ursula Kilkelly, Chairperson of the Board of Oberstown, informing her that publishing the report would result in widespread resignations from the unit and significant legal action.It seemed that various staff members were criticised in the report and while steps were taken to give them a fair hearing, these proved unsuccessful.The report was never published.I contacted the Government Press Office to seek clarification on the exact reasons behind this decision and was informed:“The Board was not in a position to satisfy itself, or the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, that fair procedures had been applied before the report was finalised and submitted. In light of the legal advice and after careful consideration of the matter, it was concluded that it is not appropriate to publish the full report.“However, the recommendations of the report, all of which are at the kernel of how Oberstown Children Detention Campus moves forward, were published in July 2017 and continue to be implemented as part of a significant package of reform in Oberstown.”Sound familiar?What interests me in this instance is that the people carrying out the report were lawyers, who must have been aware of the possible implications of what they were doing, and would have been reporting regularly to the people paying them to carry out this sensitive task, yet no alarm bells went off before publication date.If you go on to the website for the Collaborative Forum on Mother and Baby Homes, you will find minutes of regular meetings as they went about their work – so you have to wonder why no one flagged up any issues before it was too late?In 2018, just after the furore over the unpublished report reached a climax, Oberstown published its own report, suggesting that patterns of detention and the challenges faced by staff were similar to that of adult prisons and that more than half of their clients had mental health needs – nothing to see here, in other words.This was a very different and much more upbeat piece of work than the document that continues to gather dust.And, like with the case of this week’s disturbing report in burial practices, there are still missing parts and questions that remain unanswered.Cover up?The main problem with this consistent withholding of information is that it calls to mind the bad old days.The first proper report into “childcare” institutions in Ireland was the Kennedy Report, which was an investigation into the running of Industrial Schools chaired Miss Justice Kennedy in 1970.In the world of social care and child protection, it is legendary for all the wrong reasons.The Report failed to tackle any of the real problems of these deplorable establishments, most notably the levels of violence and physical abuse the children who were forced to endure daily. The members of the investigating commission were fully aware of the abuse (discussions of it can be found in the minutes of their meetings) but not a single mention of these tortures ever made it into the final document. In other words, the unsavoury information, the material likely to cause trouble for those involved, was hidden away.Just like in these most recent reports.I have no problem with due process, but when this gets in the way of truth and allows a culture of secrecy and collusion to continue, then we need to re-evaluate. If we don’t, we have learned nothing from the pain of the past.Shane Dunphy is a child protection expert and author. He is Head of the Social Care Department at Waterford College of Further Education. 52 Comments By Shane Dunphy Apr 21st 2019, 8:31 PM Shane Dunphy Short URL Sunday 21 Apr 2019, 8:30 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Child Protection: The failure to publish the report into Mother & Baby Homes is part of a continued cover-up ‘I have no problem with due process, but when this gets in the way of truth and allows a culture of secrecy and collusion to continue, then we need to re-evaluate’, writes Shane Dunphy. https://jrnl.ie/4599753 15,261 Views
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has urged his former England teammate Wayne Rooney to go ahead with his move to the MLS this summerThe England and Manchester United record goalscorer has been strongly linked with a move to America this summer after arriving in Washington last month to discuss a prospective transfer to DC United.Gerrard, who himself played for LA Galaxy between 2015 and 2016, has encouraged Rooney to make the move from Everton to the MLS at this stage of his career.“I hope he does, I hope he makes it. I enjoyed my time at the MLS and enjoyed the life experience,” said Gerrard, as stated on the Daily Star.Report: Rooney talks Engalnd Kane and Guardiola George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Wayne Rooney has spoken of his England record, Harry Kane smashing it and Pep Guardiola for England.In an interview on his Wayne Rooney podcast…“I think where Wayne is now in his career I think it would be great for him and his family to go and settle in an incredible state and see a lot of America.“It is certainly a life experience I’ll never forget and I hope he goes and has the same. The league is a good league, the players are fit and mobile and it is competitive and I enjoyed it at that stage of my career.”After sealing a return to his boyhood club Everton last summer, Rooney ended the 2017/18 season as the club’s top scorer with 10 Premier League goals.
Just a couple of days to go, and we will be in the month of April. We are still waiting for our first 70-degree day, and we might have to wait a few weeks for that milestone at the rate we are going.The weather outlook for the majority of those that have spring break next week is continued clouds and dampness, although we might be subject to April shower syndrome, so we might see some sun breaks, as well.Thursday,March 29, will be quite stormy, especially along the coast, with high winds and a lot of rain. Locally, we should expect a breezy day and maybe an inch of rain by Friday night.An upcoming weather meeting in April might be of interest to many. The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society will co-host, with Sigma Xi Columbia-Willamette Chapter, a two-hour meeting at Portland State University with Oregon climatologist Phil Mote. The meeting, officially titled “The Scientific Case for Human Influence on Global Climate: What We Learn From Analyzing All The Evidence,” will explore humans’ role in global climate change. The meeting is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 and open to the public.Andreas Schmittner, Oregon State University professor of oceanic and atmospheric sciences, and Christina Hulbe, professor of geology at Portland State University will join Mote as speakers.
Scott Dadich reportedly has resigned as creative director at Wired to instead focus his efforts as Condé Nast’s executive director of digital magazine development.Vance Publishing named Tim L. Tobeck vice president and publishing director of the protein division. Most recently, Tobeck served as senior vice president and group publisher at Energy Central, a privately-owned b-to-b media company serving the utilities market. RDA Holding Co., the parent company of the Reader’s Digest Association, has appointed Fredric G. Reynolds as chairman of its board of directors, replacing Norman Matthews, who is retiring. Reynolds, who served as executive vice president and CFO at CBS Corp. from 1997 to 2009, has been a member of RDA’s board of directors since February.Kenneth Fuchs was promoted to vice president of emerging platforms business development at Time Inc., and will be responsible for development of distribution arrangements for emerging digital platforms, including tablets. The position will be folded under consumer marketing’s new Digital Marketing and Business Development group. Previously, Fuchs served as vice president and general manager of the Sports Illustrated Digital Group.Rolling Stone publisher Wenner Media named Mike Porche director of retail marketing and sales. Most recently, Porche served as president and CEO of American Media Inc.’s in-store magazine merchandising and distribution unit Distribution Services Inc. Porche, who has been with DSI for more than 25 years, will remain there through the end of the year.Firebrand Media, a Laguna, California-based newspaper and magazine publisher, appointed Christopher Schulz group publisher of its magazine division, which includes Newport Beach Magazine, Laguna Beach Magazine and Bespoke Magazine. Schulz most recently served as president and group publisher of Gulfshore Media/CurtCo.SourceMedia promoted John DelMauro to the newly-created position of senior vice president of conferences. Previously, DelMauro served as vice president and group publisher of SourceMedia’s banking group.
The reliability of the food supply is not something most communities devote much thought to. Agriculture, transportation, and grocery stores all work pretty well – even in relatively isolated parts of Alaska like Sitka. And depending on where you live, there can be abundant wild foods.But a recent report called “The Sitka Community Food Assessment” reveals that our food system is vulnerable – especially to the unpredictable costs of fuel.Lisa Sadleir-Hart coordinated the assessment about what Sitka – and communities like it – can do to become more food-secure.Download Audio
The Sterett Destroyer escorts the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a transit through the Strait of Hormuz on 14 February, 2012. Photo: ReutersThe US Navy stands ready to ensure free navigation and the flow of commerce, the US military’s Central Command said on Thursday, as Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned they would block oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz if necessary.With tensions rising over the strategic waterway, the European Union is proposing a plan for salvaging a multinational nuclear deal with Tehran after Washington withdrew, but Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told leaders in Paris and Berlin on Thursday that the package did not go far enough.Rouhani and some senior military commanders have threatened in recent days to disrupt oil shipments from the Gulf countries if Washington tries to strangle Tehran’s exports.Praising Rouhani’s “firm stance” against the United States, the head of the Revolutionary Guards said their forces were ready to block the Strait of Hormuz which links the Gulf to the open sea.In May, US president Donald Trump pulled out of the deal under which sanctions on Iran were lifted in return for curbs to its nuclear programme. Washington has since told countries they must stop buying Iranian oil from 4 November or face financial measures.Mohammad Ali Jafari, who commands the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran’s most powerful military force, responded on Thursday.If Iran cannot sell its oil due to US pressure, then no other regional country will be allowed to do so either, Jafari was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency. “We are hopeful that this plan expressed by our president will be implemented if needed,” he said. “We will make the enemy understand that either all can use the Strait of Hormuz or no one.”The strait is the most important oil transit channel in the world with about one fifth of global oil consumption passing through each day.“The US and its partners provide, and promote security and stability in the region,” Central Command spokesman Navy Captain Bill Urban said in an email to Reuters.Asked what would be the US naval reaction if Iran blocks the strait, he said: “Together, we stand ready to ensure the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce wherever international law allows.”The Guards’ naval arm lacks a strong conventional fleet. However, it has many speed boats and portable anti-ship missile launchers, and can lay mines.A senior US military leader said in 2012 the Guards have the ability to block the strait “for a period of time” but the United States would take action to reopen it in such an event.Friday MeetingThe EU, once Iran’s biggest oil importer, has vowed to keep the 2015 nuclear deal alive without the United States by trying to keep oil and investment flowing. Foreign ministers from the five remaining signatories will discuss the European proposal with Iranian officials in Vienna on Friday.However, Rouhani told French president Emmanuel Macron by telephone on Thursday that the package of economic measures failed to offset sufficiently the effects of the US pullout and its re-imposition of nuclear-related sanctions.“The package proposed by Europe for continuation of cooperation in the nuclear deal does not meet all our demands,” Rouhani was quoted as saying by his official website. “We expect a clear action plan from Europe with a timetable so it can compensate for the US exit from the deal.”He gave a similar message in a call to German chancellor Angela Merkel, the president’s website reported. The proposed package “only included some general promises like previous EU statements,” Rouhani said.Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei set out conditions in May for European powers if they want Tehran to stay in the accord, including steps by European banks to safeguard trade with Tehran and guarantees for Iranian oil sales.Rouhani warned on Wednesday that Iran could reduce its co-operation with the UN6j nuclear watchdog if the deal collapses.
Del. Eleanor Holmes NortonDistrict of Columbia Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton on Jan. 6 was once again denied the right to a floor vote in the House of Representatives by that chamber’s Republican majority.However, Norton said she will not cease to fight for the right of equal representation for D.C. citizens.“We intend to use every available opportunity to build toward the equal citizenship rights for D.C. that come with D.C. statehood,” Norton said in a press release. “Today’s crude abuse of power must drive our determination for a vote that cannot be eliminated and for a status fully equal to our fellow citizens.”Norton presented a motion opposing a GOP rules package for this 114th Congress which barred her and other non-voting Congressional from casting floor votes in certain situations. The motion was denied in a vote of 230-160, split along party lines. Similar motions by Norton to allow delegates to vote failed early in the 112th and 113th Congresses as well.While a Delegate’s right to vote on the House floor was declared constitutional in 1993 by a federal district court and again in 1994 by a federal appeals court, each congressional session is given the choice to accept or deny the motion. Delegates currently have voting privileges within small committees.Norton has long been in favor of the delegate vote, winning the right to vote on the House floor in the Democrat-controlled 103rd, 110th and 111th Congresses.According to Norton’s aide and a press release, Norton did not expect for the motion to pass, but made the motion to officially, and by a recorded vote, protest the elimination of voting rights for taxpayers residing in D.C. She also intended to alert the public of the second-class treatment of residents by the Republican majority.Leading up to the vote, Norton was joined by new D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, and the former director of the D.C. Department of Veterans Affairs, Kerwin Miller, in a press conference on Jan. 5 to emphasize the District’s right to vote. She also received support from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) prior to the vote.
Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… 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 News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more Related Content News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | November 05, 2008 Greenville Hospital System Integrates Agfa’s IMPAX RIS in Imaging Departments November 6, 2008 – Greenville Hospital System (GHS) out of Greenville, SC, has deployed its IMPAX Radiology Information System (RIS). GHS reportedly selected the Agfa HealthCare IMPAX RIS for its ability to be tightly integrated with its existing IMPAX PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System), allowing them to leverage persona-driven workflow for increased departmental efficiencies throughout the hospital enterprise. Greenville has a four-pronged technology strategy: to help improve the delivery of patient care by having access to a patient’s complete medical history; to improve access to clinical results; to enhance process automation for care providers; and to eliminate the constraints of film- and paper-based records by having digital access to all information. Agfa HealthCare’s IMPAX solution is the core to integrating images and information across the radiology, cardiology, orthopedics, women’s care departments, as well as the vascular lab and the operating rooms.For more information: www.agfa.com/healthcare. www.ghs.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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
TR4 confirmed in Colombia as country declares “nat … Peru is working on establishing phytosanitary protocols for the import of banana plants from Brazil.The Andean country, which is expecting its biggest organic banana production this campaign, is seeking new banana varieties amid concerns over the potential entry of Panama disease Tropical Race 4 (TR4).”To date, the TR4 has only been reported in Asia, Oceania and Africa,” INIA Peru researcher Juan Carlos Rojas told Fresh Fruit Portal.He said that Brazil has 70% of its area planted with the Pomme subgroup – which includes the varieties Pacovan, Prata and Prata Anã (AAB), while Peru works the TR4-susceptible Cavendish subgroup, which includes Valery, Williams and Lakatan, he said.Peru’s dependence on Cavendish varieties means the industry would suffer greatly if the disease entered. September 04 , 2018 You might also be interested in Australia: Queensland govt boosts TR4 funding, cal … U.S. judge denies Chiquita’s request to be let out … Pioneering Dutch substrate banana production proje … The country, which exports mostly Cavendish bananas to the European, Asian and U.S. markets, has been working to increase shipments to the U.S., whose main organic banana supplier is currently Guatemala.”There is an interest, and some tests have already been done to send local varieties [to different markets] such as Banana Bizcochito, also known as Orito, from the Peruvian jungle. There is also interest in developing areas of organic Harton banana production for export”, said Rojas.”Another local variety that is consumed a lot in the country is the Isla Banana, which, due to its organoleptic characteristics could be interesting for niche markets abroad that seek new exotic products.”MarketsThe commercial dynamic in demand over recent years has been much more active, he said.”The international market is requesting more diversity, quality, volume and, above all, social and environmental responsibility,” he said.In Peru, the challenges of the industry are centered on the need to seek new niche markets and to begin to diversify varieties, new packaging and to strengthen the image of responsible and eco-friendly producers.Part of the work involves strengthening existing exports, as well as seeking new niches in other Latin American countries.”Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay demand bananas, and because of our geographical location we could be a supply like Ecuador,” said Rojas. This story is exclusive to Fresh Fruit Portal. If you would like to reproduce any elements of it on other sites or publications, please make a request to our editorial team at firstname.lastname@example.org
1,303In 2018, Fitzgerald accumulated his 1,303rd career reception, which ranks third all-time behind only Rice (1,549) and Tony Gonzalez (1,325), making Fitzgerald second all-time in receptions by a wide receiver. The feat also places him as the all-time leader in receptions for a single team.227To go along with his career receptions accomplishments, Fitzgerald also caught a pass for a franchise record 227 consecutive games, placing him at second all-time only behind Rice (274). That number could still rise.16,279Another milestone Fitzgerald achieved in 2018 is becoming second all-time in receiving yards by passing yet another Hall of Famer in Terrell Owens (15,934).116With his six touchdown receptions in 2018, Fitzgerald now has 116 career touchdown receptions, which makes him tied with Antonio Gates at sixth all-time for career receiving touchdowns.30-546-7No other player in NFL history has had a better postseason at the wide receiver position than Fitzgerald. In the Cardinals’ 2008 run to Super Bowl XLIII, he set the all-time record for receptions (30), receiving yards (546) and touchdowns (7) in a single postseason.15,000-100In 2017, Fitzgerald became one of only five players that are a part of the exclusive 15,000 receiving yards and 100 receiving touchdowns club. The likes of Rice, Owens, Gonzalez and Randy Moss are the only other players to accomplish that feat. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 150-2,000Also in the 2018 season finale, Fitzgerald surpassed Rice to become the only player in NFL history to have 150 or more receptions and 2,000 or more yards against three different teams (170-2,022 vs Seahawks, 173-2,306 vs 49ers, 185-2,098 vs Rams).90-100-1,000Fitzgerald owns numerous NFL and franchise records, but what may be most impressive is the consistency and longevity in which he did it. No other player has as many seasons with 90 or more receptions than Fitzgerald. He is tied for third all-time with nine seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards behind only Rice (14) and Moss (10) and also holds the franchise record for 100-yard receiving games (46). Top Stories When teams select players with a top-five pick in the NFL Draft, they hope to get at least a few Pro Bowl seasons and maybe a franchise player out of it.Seldom do those players become all-time greats and Hall of Famers, especially while playing the entirety of their career for the team that drafted them.For the Cardinals, that gem was Larry Fitzgerald, who on Wednesday announced he’d inked a one-year contract to return for a 16th season with Arizona in 2019. It’d be an understatement to say that the Cardinals struck gold by drafting the wide receiver out of Pittsburgh with the third overall pick in the 2004 draft.Related LinksCardinals’ Bidwill believes Kingsbury helped quicken Fitzgerald’s returnCardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald back for 2019, re-signs on 1-year dealIn his time with the Cardinals, “Fitz” led the league in receptions and receiving touchdowns twice, was named a first-team All-Pro and won an NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year award. He also holds franchise records for receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns and total touchdowns.Here is a look at the career of one of the all-time greats heading into his 16th season.15Fitzgerald has played 15 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, which ranks second all-time in seasons played with an Arizona professional sports team. Shane Doan of the Arizona Coyotes leads all Arizona professional sports team tenures with 21 seasons with the franchise.11Not only will 11 be added to the Ring of Honor, but it is also the amount of Pro Bowls Fitzgerald was elected to, which is tied for fourth all-time for all positions and second all-time for wide receivers. Jerry Rice is the all-time Pro Bowl election leader for wide receivers with 13.234Over the course of his 15-year career so far, Fitzgerald only failed to suit up for six games, three of which came in 2006. In his 2018 finale, the future Hall of Famer started his 234th game, setting a franchise record for starts and tying kicker Jim Bakken for games played as a member of the Arizona Cardinals. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments Share
Go back to the e-newsletterTourism Australia has confirmed that next year’s five-day Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE), Australia’s largest annual travel and tourism business-to-business event, will be held at the brand-new ICC (International Convention Centre) in Sydney. The announcement was made following the wrap-up of ATE 2016 on the Gold Coast.Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said ATE 2017 will provide the perfect opportunity to showcase the newly constructed International Convention Centre (ICC), Australia’s largest exhibition and convention centre.“This is fantastic news and the NSW Government is delighted to be working with Tourism Australia on delivering a spectacular, world-class tourism event for NSW,” Mr Ayres said.“In the year ended December 2015, NSW welcomed nearly 87 million overnight international, domestic and day trip visitors who spent more than $30.6 billion in the State – demonstrating NSW’s capacity to compete on a global scale.“This five-day event will generate significant economic benefits to the State while highlighting our iconic attractions, beautiful beaches, outstanding food and wine scene and provide delegates from overseas and across Australia with the chance to explore Sydney and the breathtaking surrounding regions of NSW.“We look forward to showcasing our incredible State during ATE 2017, set to provide delegates with a forum for Australian tourism businesses to display their products, make overseas contacts and negotiate deals.”Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase said ATE presents a great opportunity to bring the tourism industry together.“Our wonderful State never fails to impress and I am excited by the tourism opportunities that ATE 2017 will bring to Sydney and Regional NSW, cementing our position as one of the world’s most desirable tourism and business event destinations.”More than 2300 delegates from 30 countries across the world are expected to attend this years event, which took place on the Gold Coast this week. More than 840 travel wholesalers and buyers from Asia, the Americas, Continental Europe and the United Kingdom met and did business with 1500 Australian tourism seller delegates from 532 companies. Tourism Australia is working with host-state partner, Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ), supported by Gold Coast Tourism (GCT), as well as airline partners Virgin Australia and Etihad Airways to deliver ATE16.Tourism Australia Managing Director John O’Sullivan said hosting the event on the Gold Coast would help to further boost Australia’s inbound tourism sector, already at record levels with international visitor arrivals reaching 7.4 million in 2015 and visitor spend rising 18 per cent to $36.6 billion.“ATE enables Australian tourism businesses to increase their exposure to the international travel businesses responsible for putting Australian holidays in the hands of consumers in our key overseas markets – helping to grow our inbound travel sector.”“Given it’s the first time that ATE has been held on the Gold Coast there is a high level of excitement around the event, with the number of Australian travel businesses participating reaching its highest level in eight years as well as 98 new buyers from nine markets attending for the first time,” Mr O’Sullivan said.ATE 2017 is scheduled to take place from 14 to 18 May 2017.Go back to the e-newsletter
New York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineAs the Official VIP sponsor of The Armory Show 2011, held annually in New York City, The Surrey hotel is poised to offer guests an artful experience worthy of the largest modern and contemporary art show in the United States. Located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, the hotel recently underwent a $60 million recreation reflecting the Beaux-Arts style by renowned architectural and interior designer Lauren Rottet.Well-known modern, contemporary and conceptual artists including Jenny Holzer, William Kentridge, Claes Oldenburg, Chuck Close, Donald Sultan, Richard Serra, Cecily Brown, Mel Bochner and Donald Baechler, all of whom have works in The Surrey’s in-house collection, will also have pieces on display at this year’s Armory Show. Additionally, the hotel’s signature armoire commissioned by London-based artists, Jimmie Karlsson and Martin Nihlman, will be relocated to the Armory Show and shown on display in the VIP lounge for the show’s duration March 2 – March 6, 2011.Taking her cue from the surrounding neighborhood which houses some of the world’s most prestigious art museums, as part of the recreation process Rottet purchased and commissioned a number of art pieces and objet d’art to create an intimate modern art collection at the hotel. Guests can now experience both a culturally inspiring in-house art collection in addition to visiting some of the nearby museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Collection.Several highlights from this world-class art collection are displayed in the lobby of the hotel including two photographs, You Are My Own and But The Myth Of Love, by American conceptual artist, Jenny Holzer and an interactive video piece by South African artist, William Kentridge, located in a niche just before entering the hotel’s bar. In addition to the armoire, Jimmie Martin created a custom design playful chaise lounge on display in the hotel’s Presidential Suite which features a recipe for the perfect Manhattan cocktail. Guests are also greeted by a tapestry of model, designer, musician and fashion icon Kate Moss, by portrait artist Chuck Close, upon entering the lobby.Not only an art-lover and collector, but an artist in her own right, Rottet routinely attends art shows around the world which she feels help inspire her own work. She notes, “I’m constantly fascinated by artists’ expressions of modern society which they habitually contemplate and criticize in their work. I wanted to bring a bit of this contemplation to the hotel not only through the art collection, but also in my interpretation of the hotel as a set design in which the guests become characters in a living piece of art.”For more information on The Surrey hotel, please visit www.thesurreyhotel.com.
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