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  • NHL tests puck and player tracking in regularseason games

    first_imgLAS VEGAS — The NHL for the first time has tested real-time puck and player tracking in regular-season games and intends to have it in place across the league next season.Microchips were added to players’ shoulder pads and fitted inside specially designed pucks for two Vegas Golden Knights home games this week, against the New York Rangers and the San Jose Sharks. Antennas around the arena tracked the players and the puck through radio frequencies and relayed the data to a suite where league and Players’ Association executives and representatives from 20 teams and various technology firms, sports betting companies and TV rights holders were watching.Previous versions of puck and player tracking were tested at All-Star games and the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. The latest tests were intended to refine the logistics of using the technology in meaningful games and to show how the real-time statistics can be used on broadcasts, in betting applications and even to create virtual reality and augmented reality simulations.Stephen Whyno, The Associated Presslast_img read more

  • Parents budget for term time holiday fines rather than keep their children

    first_imgJon Platt lost his legal challenge today at the Supreme Court, over a fine for taking his daughter on holiday during term-time After passing through the Magistrates, High Court and Court of Appeal, the high-profile dispute was finally settled in the Supreme Court, where it was concluded that even half a day’s absence was a breach of the law.Mr Platt was subsequently sent back to the Isle of Wight Magistrates, where he was fined £2,000 for failing to pay a £60 truanting fine.The most recent figures released by the Department for Education show that the number of parents taking their children on term-time holidays has risen despite a Supreme Court ruling that such absences are unlawful.Official statistics show that 8.9 million days in unauthorised absence were recorded during the autumn and spring terms of the last academic year, up from 7.4 million the previous year.Meanwhile, nearly two million pupils took at least one day off without permission, up from 1.7 million during the same period. Jon Platt lost his legal challenge today at the Supreme Court, over a fine for taking his daughter on holiday during term-timeCredit:Dan Kitwood Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img One of the councils which issues five times more than the average number of penalties is the Isle of Wight, which fought a prolonged legal battle against Jon Platt, a local businessman who took his daughter on a trip to Disneyland Florida without her school’s permission. Parents are budgeting for term time holiday fines rather than keeping their children in school, as figures show that the number of penalties issued by many councils is on the rise.In England and Wales, 155 local authorities have issued around 400,000 penalties over the past three years. On average, 12 penalties were issued per 1,000 children – whether for truancy or for parents taking children away on holiday during term time – during the last academic year.However, there is wide variation among councils, with some issuing at rates five times the average, according to figures obtained by the BBC under freedom of information laws.Campaigners have warned that many parents are prepared to pay the £60 fine when they are planning a holiday during term time, since they are saving far more than this by travelling outside of the peak season.Craig Langman, of the group Parents Want A Say, told The Telegraph: “For those who can afford it, they will factor in the fine to the price of the holiday and they are still saving a fortune.”last_img read more

  • Watch it again Conor McGregors firstround win sends UFC Dublin crowd wild

    first_imgCONOR MCGREGOR CONTINUED his rise up the UFC’s featherweight ladder last night, making light work of Diego Brandao with a first-round TKO win.In front of a sell-out crowd of 9,500 at The O2, Dublin, “The Notorious” McGregor caught Brandao with a left hook and forced the referee to step in after just four minutes and five seconds.The roar which greeted McGregor’s win hit 111 decibels, UFC President Dana White confirmed afterwards — equivalent to a rock concert.“This is the feeling of success bursting through every vein in my body,” McGregor, 26, said after stretching his UFC record to a perfect 3-0.“I’ve been saying all week that I’d finish this guy in the first round – I seem to be predicting the future.“I just felt comfortable – this is what I was put here to do. Something tells me that by the end of the year, I’ll be world champion.”Here’s that finish: Source: Batista Pontes/YouTubeAnd the celebrations that followed: Source: UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship/YouTubeAs it happened: UFC Fight Night Dublinlast_img read more

  • Patrina Grivas a disabled victim of neglect at Australian care facility

    first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Disabled Patrina Grivas has suffered years of neglect and injuries in state care, says her mother.Her parents, Lilly and Chris Grivas, had been advised to put her into state care when she was two years old and it was predicted that she would never walk or live a normal childhood after being diagnosed with a severe intellectual disability due to complications at birth.By the age of 24, she could play basketball and even go on overseas holidays with her parents. By 42 years of age, after being moved into a group home and spending a great amount of her time in state care, she has lost her independence, living in a barren room in a share house.Mrs Grivas said that her daughter’s sharp decline was due to a series of verbal abuse from an abusive carer. Ahead of the royal commission into abuse of people with disabilities, Mrs Grivas has pointed to unexplained injuries faced by her daughter.“My daughter is not the same girl she was 10 years ago,” Mrs Grivas told the ABC. In 2016, she suffered from hypothermia, nearly dying after being accidently locked outside overnight with no clothes in winter. “They found my daughter locked outside in the early hours of the morning screaming for help, no clothes on, just a nappy.”The disabled woman’s care provider, House With No Steps, complains that the NSW State Government was moving its disability services to the NDIS and only three days were given to adjust to the new home. The funding that Patrina had at the time only qualified her for “sleep-over care” and not one where carers had to watch over her.In another incident, Patrina had to be subdued, was placed in handcuffs and placed at the back of a wagon. Refering to the incident that took place in 2017, the care provider states that they were worried that she would self-harm and had to subdue her.In another incident the same year, another carer recorded a colleague verbally assaulting Patrina as she sat naked on her bed. The two-minute recording was reportedly just a snippet of a half-hour ordeal for the woman.Despite taking the matter to the police, the NSW Police officers had decided to allow House WIth No Steps to deal with the issue internally. The carer states that the worker was stood down and ultimately sacked.Mrs Grivas however states that Patrina suffered. She has photos of wounds to her daughter’s feet and is worried that her daughter lost weight due to the conditions she had to endure at the care facility. At a routine doctor visit, the mother had been informed that at one stage Patrina had broken five ribs but her family had not been informed of this to explain why her daughter had always been hunched up to one side during her mother’s visits.There are even reports of some staff members wearing clothes reportedly purchased for Patrina.Since charges were taken, staff members have been testing new activities with the young woman.Following a series of reports by the ABC in 2017 the Labor Party said, if elected, it would call a royal commission.last_img read more

  • Quand la biologie de synthèse pose des questions éthiques

    first_imgQuand la biologie de synthèse pose des questions éthiquesLes techniques d’ingénierie génétique permettent aujourd’hui de créer du vivant. Toutefois, de nombreuses questions éthiques se posent.De nos jours, la question mérite d’être posée : Peut-on créer du “vivant artificiel” ? A-t-on le droit de “construire du vivant” ? En effet, les techniques d’ingénierie génétique utilisées par les pionniers de la biologie de synthèse, qui transforment des bactéries en usines vivantes, soulèvent des questions éthiques.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En réalité, le problème est même d’ordre philosophique. Cela pourrait se résumer à la question posée lors d’un colloque organisé récemment par l’association Vivagora : “Qu’est-ce que l’artificiel, si on utilise les mêmes mécanismes que ceux qui sont dans la nature ? ” En effet, de nos jours, la frontière entre le vivant et l’artificiel se brouille tout autant que celle qui sépare le réel de la science-fiction. Ainsi, des bactéries, dont l’ADN a été largement modifié, peuvent détecter d’infimes traces d’arsenic dans de l’eau, être à la base de médicaments contre le paludisme ou encore permettre de produire de nouveaux biocarburants… “L’artificiel d’une génération devient souvent le naturel de la suivante, c’est particulièrement vrai pour les produits de l’agriculture”, relève Bernard Baertschi cité par l’AFP.Ce philosophe rappelle que les céréales actuelles sont issues de croisements et d’une intense sélection faite par l’homme. Ce sont des mutations génétiques savamment orchestrées par l’homme qui ont donné des agrumes sans pépin. M. Baertschi cite une phrase de Rousseau qui doit donner à réfléchir : “Tout dégénère entre les mains de l’homme”. Autre sujet de réflexion : “On avait une évolution darwinienne, l’homme est capable de le faire beaucoup plus rapidement, laisse-t-on faire”?, interroge-t-il. Pour lui, “est artificiel ce sur quoi nous avons pouvoir” et nous en sommes responsables.Le vivant soumis à un intense brevetage ? Avec la biologie synthétique, on a aujourd’hui la possibilité de “programmer le vivant comme on programmerait des ordinateurs”. Pour le bioinformaticien Franck Delaplace, “ce qui cristallise les peurs”, c’est “ce que fera l’économie de cette chose-là”. Devrons-nous un jour “payer pour vivre” si le vivant fait l’objet d’un intense brevetage ? D’autant qu’il est difficile de savoir exactement où nous en sommes. Si les chercheurs affirment parfois n’en être qu’au stade de la recherche fondamentale et vouloir mieux comprendre le vivant, ils vantent également les bénéfices attendus pour la santé ou l’environnement, avec notamment des bactéries dévoreuses de pollution.Le 10 février 2012 à 14:18 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

  • Samedi à 20H30 éteignez toutes les lumières pour lEarth Hour

    first_imgSamedi, à 20H30 éteignez toutes les lumières pour l’Earth HourSamedi, le WWF lancera la 5e édition de l’Earth Hour. De 20H30 à 21H30, l’organisation appelle les citoyens, villes et entreprises à éteindre toutes les lumières afin de lutter contre le réchauffement climatique.Que ferez-vous samedi entre 20H30 et 21H30 ? Même si vous ne le savez pas encore, le WWF vous invite à le faire dans le noir complet ! Pour la cinquième fois consécutive, l’organisation internationale invite tous les citoyens, pouvoirs publics, villes et entreprises à participer à l’Earth hour. Le principe ? Eteindre pendant une heure toutes les lumières pour sensibiliser à l’économie d’énergie et par là même à la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique. C’est en 2007 à Sydney, en Australie, que la première édition de l’Earth Hour avait été lancée. Elle avait alors rassemblé à l’époque 2,2 millions de personnes et plus de 2.000 entreprises. Tous avaient éteint leurs lumières pendant une heure pour participer à l’effort international. Un an plus tard, plus de 50 millions de personnes dans 35 pays participants faisaient de même. Devenue aujourd’hui “LA manifestation mondiale en faveur de la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique” selon Ban Ki-moon, secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Earth Hour devrait mobiliser cette année pas moins de 5251 villes et 150 pays, si l’on en croit le site dédié.La Tour Eiffel, l’Empire State Building, les pyramides de Gizeh, le Colisée de Rome, le Christ rédempteur à Rio, l’acropole d’Athènes, la tour Burj Khalifa à Dubaï ou encore la Cité interdite : 1.200 monuments devraient également éteindre leurs lumières samedi soir. Mais “au-delà du geste symbolique qu’est l’extinction des lumières pendant 60 minutes, les participants d’Earth Hour sont invités à rejoindre le mouvement lancé par le WWF dans le monde pour réduire leurs émissions de gaz à effet de serre à travers une action concrète tout au long de l’année afin de maîtriser leur consommation d’énergie”, précise également le site de l’Earth Hour.Un faible risque de surtension À lire aussiLa fusion nucléaire pourrait bien devenir prochainement une réalitéMais “pour réaliser des économies d’énergie et préserver l’environnement, quelques gestes simples suffisent, et cela sans remise en cause de notre confort !” A ce propos,les détracteurs de cette opération évoque très souvent un risque de surtension électrique une fois l’Earth Hour terminée lorsque tout le monde rallume les lumières. Une possibilité que le WWF juge peu probable. En effet, l’organisation explique que les personnes qui célèbrent l’Earth Hour ne rallument pas toutes les lumières tous à la même heure. Si tel était le cas, celle-ci tient à souligner qu’elle travaille de toute façon avec le Réseau de transport d’électricité (RTE) pour limiter le risque de ce genre de scénario. Une telle surtension est donc très peu probable selon le WWF.Pour participer ou avoir davantage d’informations sur la manifestation, rendez-vous sur le site dédié : 30 mars 2012 à 18:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

  • Mega le successeur de Megaupload est officiellement inauguré

    first_imgMega, le successeur de Megaupload, est officiellement inauguréUn an jour pour jour après la fin de Megaupload, Kim Dotcom a officiellement inauguré Mega. Si certains médias ont eu accès au site en avant-première, il ne semble pour l’instant pas encore possible de s’y connecter, la faute surement à son grand succès.Ca y est, Mega a officiellement ouvert ses portes. A 18h48, soit un an exactement après son arrestation et la fin de Megaupload, Kim Dotcom a lancé son nouveau site de partage en ligne. Ce dernier avait promis sur tweeter de “transformer l’anniversaire de quelque chose d’horrible en quelque chose de merveilleux” lors d’une avalanche de tweets en guise de compte à rebours avant l’ouverture du site. Il a au passage nargué le président américain par un tweet afin de lui annoncer qu’il ne restait que 15 minutes avant le lancement. Pour l’instant, l’accès au site ne semble pas possible du fait des nombreuses connexions. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le site propose une version gratuite avec 50 Go d’espace disponible, ce qui reste considérablement plus que la plupart des services équivalents. Trois abonnements sont disponibles : 9,99 € pour 500 Go et 1 To de bande passante, 19,99 € pour 2 To de stockage et 4 To de bande passante et 29,99 € pour 4 To de stockage et 8 To de bande passante.Le site Clubic, qui a pu accéder au site en avant-première, annonce “des performances qui paraissent pour l’instant correctes, avec un envoi à 120 Ko/s et un téléchargement variant entre 600 Ko/s et 1,8 Mo/s (selon les essais) depuis une ligne Numericable 30 Mb/s située en région parisienne”.Deux particularités devraient assurer la service du site face à la riposte que les ayant-droits et les États-Unis ne manqueront pas de faire tomber sur le dernier bébé de Kim Dotcom. Une clé de chiffrage particulièrement complexe devrait permettre de dédouaner le site en cas de partage de contenu illégal car il ne sera plus en mesure de vérifier par lui-même le contenu des utilisateurs. Les serveurs de Mega ont également été doublés et se trouvent dans deux pays différents : il faudrait donc une coordination judiciaire aussi internationale qu’inédite pour mettre le site à bas d’un seul coup.Le 19 janvier 2013 à 18:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

  • Uttar Pradesh gets ready for Kanwar yatra

    first_imgLucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to ensure proper security of devotees during the upcoming ‘Kanwar yatras that converge on various Shiva temples in the state. The month-long yatra will start from July 17 with the beginning of the Hindu month of ‘Saawan’. Officials have been directed to get the roads on the yatra route cleaned and to sprinkle flower petals on devotees from helicopters that will also monitor the progress of the yatras. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us Adityanath has also said that DJs will not be banned but they should only play bhajans and no film song will be allowed. The use of DJs has been a point of discord between Muslims and Hindus and the Akhilesh Yadav government had banned DJs during the yatra. The Chief Minister asked officials to conduct inter-departmental meetings in every zone, district and division to coordinate with each other to avoid any inconvenience. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Emphasising on the importance of cleanliness, Adityanath instructed the officials to ban the usage of thermocol and plastic bags during the yatra. Special security measures should be taken and the dignity of the devotees should be ensured, he said, adding that all arrangements should be made on the lines of Kumbh. Adityanath further asked the officials to identify Shiva temples in their areas and ensure cleanliness, proper drinking water, electricity and security at the shrines. Advertise With Us No liquor shops and illegal slaughterhouses near the Kanwar yatra route will be allowed to function during this period. Since this year Bakrid or Eid-ul-Zuha and the last Monday of Kanwar yatra will fall on the same day – August 12, the Chief Minister instructed the officials to make proper security measures and check that no illegal slaughtering takes place. He stated that CCTV cameras should be installed in crowded areas during this period to check mischief.last_img read more

  • Air India narrows June quarter loss to Rs 246 crore

    first_imgAir India’s operational margins were affected by intense fare war unleashed by private carriers during the June 2016 (Q1) quarter, leading to the state-run carrier posting operational loss of Rs 246 crore. The silver lining was that the carrier narrowed its loss from Rs 316 crore in the corresponding quarter last year.Revenues grew 2.62 per cent to Rs 4,724 crore from Rs 4,603 crore in the year-ago period, according to The Economic Times. Air India had expected to post operating profit of Rs 90 crore in Q1.The carrier’s average revenue per passenger dropped 16 per cent on a year-on-year basis even though its membership of Star Alliance enabled it to grow its revenues, the Business Standard reported, citing a senior Air India executive who was confident of better performance in the second half of the current fiscal.”About 60 per cent of the revenue is earned in the second half of a financial year. We are expanding service to San Francisco and adding new service between Delhi-Madrid. Our load factors are growing and occupancy in premium cabins too is improving,” the executive told the daily.High debt-servicing costsThe carrier’s Rs 45,000-crore debt is forcing it to pay a huge sum as interest every year, affecting its profitability and efforts are on to restructure the debt.”Air India today has to annually pay Rs 4,000 crore to banks to service debt. It is a huge amount of money and profitability would be much easier if you remove that. I am committed to making the airline profitable on a year-on-year basis, but some debt restructuring needs to be done,” Ashwani Lohani, Air India chairman, told ET Now in July.Market share, PLFAir India’s market share in the domestic air traffic is about 15 per cent and it has a passenger load factor that has consistently declined from 84 per cent in May, to 82 per cent in June and 77.3 per cent in August, according to civil aviation regulator data.last_img read more

  • 12 killed in Thailand torrential rains

    first_imgA young child eats at her home near floodwaters in Bendang Pak Yong, Malaysia’s northeastern town of Tumpat, which borders with Thailand. Photo: AFPHeavy rains continued to hammer Thailand’s flood-ravaged south on Saturday, bringing the death toll up to 12 and leaving thousands of villages partially submerged, authorities said.The flooding, which was roof-high in some areas, has affected more than 700,000 people since it started a week ago, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.At least 12 people have died, according to the ministry and local officials, with the rain turning roads into rivers, inundating farmland and damaging more than 1,500 schools in the region.The downpour is expected to persist for at least two more days, according to Thailand’s Meteorological Department, which warned of flash floods.“The situation is very bad today and tomorrow. It’s still raining heavily,” said Junjuda Pornsri, a meterological official.Military bases across the region have been mobilised to help evacuate flood victims, provide temporary shelters and distribute emergency aid, the government said.In hard-hit Nakhon Si Thammarat province, two army helicopters were deployed to airlift food to families trapped inside their homes in Cha-uat district.Bapha Suthiphanya, a 60-year-old who has spent the past three nights in a makeshift government shelter in the district, said she was forced to evacuate her home after the waters rose above her head.“I was so shocked and scared. I’ve never seen water like this and I also can not swim,” she told AFP.Peak tourist seasonThe monsoon rains are unusually heavy for this time of year in Thailand, which normally sees a three-month stretch of relatively dry and cool weather starting in November.It is high season for tourists who flock to the kingdom’s island resorts, powering a crucial sector of the economy.But the deluge has already disrupted beach holidays in several traveller hotspots, including the popular islands of Samui and Phangan.Hundreds of tourists have had their flights delayed, while train and bus services on the mainland have also been suspended.Yet some travellers are refusing to let the storm stop the fun, with photos doing the rounds on social media of tourists coasting through flooded streets on pool floats.Neighbouring Malaysia was also hit by severe flooding earlier this week, with thousands stranded in relief centres in two northeastern states.But by Saturday, the number of evacuees in Kelantan and Terengganu had dropped to about 13,500, from almost 23,000 Wednesday, as weather conditions improved and authorities forecast less rainfall over the weekend.Prime minister Najib Razak visited Kelantan on Saturday and met with people seeking shelter at a relief centre.last_img read more

  • As Head of DOE Perry Would Favor Policies That Increase Natural Gas

    first_imgUPDATE:  The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has postponed a meeting that had been scheduled for Tuesday to vote on the nominations of Ryan Zinke and Rick Perry to head the departments of Interior and Energy. –Associated PressFormer Gov. Rick Perry faces a confirmation vote in the Senate on Tuesday for his nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Energy. Among all the questions Perry’s appointment has raised, one that’s gotten little scrutiny is what it might mean for natural gas prices.The Energy Department is one of the agencies that decides how much liquefied natural gas (LNG) the U.S. can export. But there’s a catch, as Maine Sen. Angus King explained at Perry’s Senate hearing last week.“For the DOE to issue a permit it has to be in the public interest,” he said.LISTEN: KUT’s Mose Buchele reports.So what does that mean? There are environmental and natural security implications to exporting. Environmental groups say it increases pollution and exacerbates climate change. Those in favor of exports think it gives the U.S. more leverage in foreign affairs. The Energy Information Administration says natural gas prices will rise over the next two years.But what King was talking about was domestic economic impacts. When natural gas is cheaper here than overseas, many U.S. companies can make money exporting it.Gurcan Gulen, a research scientist at UT’s Bureau of Economic Geology says over the last several years “many, many companies wanted to do this, and they had to get permits.”The economic activity generated by exports may have a marginal benefit on the economy, according to this analysis. But keeping cheaper gas in the country also brings benefits in the form of lower prices for factories, power plants and ratepayers.That’s what King was getting at when he questioned Perry.“My request of you is to be sure that the public interest definition includes affect on domestic prices,” he said. “Will you give me that commitment?”Perry, in a nutshell, said no.“If we produce it in America … it makes abundant good sense to sell it to the world,” he said.So, would exporting natural gas raise its price domestically?A U.S. Energy Information Administration analysis says yes. As gas exports increase, so do gas bills here. And the agency expects LNG exports to rise over the next couple years.But UT’s Gulen doesn’t believe they’ll rise dramatically.“Right now the global LNG market is a little bit oversupplied,” he said.He added that could change if the global economy starts to pick up steam. Copyright 2017 KUT-FM. To see more, visit KUT-FM. A liquefied natural gas storage facility in Massachusetts. BY FLETCHER6 VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Sharelast_img read more

  • Bowser Pushes to Give DC Residents a Fair Shot During State Of

    first_imgBy George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff WriterMayor Muriel Bowser gave her State of the District Address on March 18 promising to keep pushing her mission of offering everyone in D.C. a “Fair Shot.”The address was held at the University of the District of Columbia – Theater of the Arts (Auditorium) 4200 Connecticut Avenue and Windom Place, NW. It was at once a formal event while also filled with spirit and spontaneous moments.District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser gave her State of the District of Address on March 18 emphasizing every D.C. resident should get a “Fair Shot.” (Photo by Rob Roberts)Before she spoke, a sizzle reel of recent events in the District was shown. Everything from cutting the ribbon to the Audi Field, to the closing of D.C. General Hospital, to celebrating the Washington Capitals 2018 Stanley Cup victory.Bowser started her speech taking a swing at the current presidential administration saying, “In 2016, I know D.C. was hoping for and expecting a different outcome.”“We came out and made our voices heard. You came out strong for D.C. Statehood, a new constitution and boundaries that define a federal enclave. But things at the top of the ticket didn’t quite go as we had hoped…and so here we are.“Two years ago, at my State of the District address, I called on the President to work with D.C. on a range of issues that would make our city and our nation stronger. But for progress on revitalizing Franklin Park, I could stand here and recite the exact same list.“Over these past two years, instead of investments in infrastructure, housing and schools, we’ve gotten tweets, parade plans and shutdowns,” Bowser said.“Locally, though, we’ve stood by our D.C. values.”But even with the political jabs, Bowser stayed on her now seminal mission.“The truth is – I will work with anyone who wants to help us give more Washingtonians a fair shot. And while I will continue working with this Administration, it is time to think about our collective future. We’ve got to start looking ahead at the national debate in 2020.”She publicly urged the Council to move the District’s presidential primary schedule up to April instead of June, saying, “We know what the Bible says, “the first shall be last, and the last shall be first.” But in presidential primaries, the last, well, they’re just last.”“Voting last sends the wrong message. It reinforces the incorrect notion that since D.C. isn’t a state therefore we don’t matter, that we shouldn’t be taken seriously. It reinforces the notion that we can be taken for granted or discarded,” the mayor said.“We’ve seen what happens when Americans are dismissed, discounted and forgotten.”The Mayor gave shout outs to South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Cory Booker,  and Senator Kamala Harris when she spoke of 2020 hopefuls.“I also look forward to engaging candidates like Mayor Pete from South Bend, Indiana. I know I’m biased as a fellow  mayor, but I quite like the idea of having a president who understands the importance of not just talking about infrastructure, but actually investing in infrastructure.“And Senator Kamala Harris who, like us, is looking at how we can use tax credits and cash payments to recognize and reduce the financial strain middle class families in our nation are feeling,” she said.“What we want to know is how these candidates will work for Washingtonians?”On the local front the Mayor reiterated a balanced budget and fiscal responsibility throughout the District, talking about how over the last two decades D.C. went from a federal Control Board to a AAA bond rating.The Mayor spoke of how certain implementations helped to give D.C. residents a “fair shot,” including a $1,000 Early Learning Tax Credit for families, which will be made permanent, a $14 minimum wage which will rise to $15 in 2020 and the Kids Ride Free Program.A robust transportation system was one of Mayor’s most important missions. She started with offering free D.C. Circulator rides during February, then March. Now the D.C. Circulator will be free from now on, however the mayor made it clear what the District’s agenda was saying:“But, as much as we love the Circulator, Streetcar and Capital Bikeshare, we also know that they are no replacement for Metro.“We have always prioritized safety, reliability and building the capacity for Metro. So now – we need a commitment from Metro that they will return to late-night hours and that they will not become a system that only caters to white-collar workers commuting from the suburbs.“We’re not going to replace Metro with Uber and Lyft because we can’t move our region forward by further clogging our roads,” the mayor emphasized. “We need a Metro system that works as hard as our workforce and stays open as late as our region.”But it was when the Mayor spoke about housing that the crowd became most excited and at times most agitated as protestors chanted and interrupted part of her speech.Bowser pushed through continuing her plan to address homelessness, affordable housing and even the rising fatal shootings in the District.“In a city as prosperous as ours, it is our responsibility to decide how and when we adjust our policies to ensure that everyone living and doing business in the District is giving and getting their fair share.”The speech emphasizes an optimistic administration and one in which the Mayor is expected to turn in her FY 2020 budget before the council this week, in addition to testifying in support of the budget as well.For the entire transcript please go to: a look at the mayor’s 2015 State of the District address go to read more

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    first_img The TotalCare from Hill-Rom is an adjustable electric hospital air bed with features that allow the caregiver unrestrained access to patients and their needs. News | Enterprise Imaging | April 05, 2019 Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform Highlighted at 2019 SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium Visage Imaging will be exhibiting the latest version of the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform at the 2019 Society of… read more The TotalCare from Hill-Rom is an adjustable electric hospital air bed with features that allow the caregiver unrestrained access to patients and their needs. The TotalCare from Hill-Rom is an adjustable electric hospital air bed with features that allow the caregiver unrestrained access to patients and their needs. Feature | June 11, 2008 | Maureen Leahy-Patano Ergonomics’ Critical Role in Healthcare Nursing safety and patient care become main selling points in new product purchases. 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News | PACS Accessories | May 28, 2019 Intelerad Showcases Clario SmartWorklist at SIIM 2019 The Clario SmartWorklist intelligently manages picture archiving and communication system (PACS) reading workflow by… read more News | PACS | May 22, 2019 Brazil’s Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic Workflow Santa Casa de Misericordia has selected Carestream to replace its legacy diagnostic workflow technology across all… read more News | Teleradiology | April 10, 2019 vRad Receives 19th Patent vRad (Virtual Radiologic), a Mednax Radiology Solutions practice, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | May 13, 2019 FDA Approves Zebra Medical Vision’s HealthPNX AI Chest X-ray Triage Product Zebra Medical Vision has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for HealthPNX, an artificial… read more The TotalCare from Hill-Rom is an adjustable electric hospital air bed with features that allow the caregiver unrestrained access to patients and their needs. Nurses are the primary healthcare providers in the U.S. today, taking on more and more responsibilities within the hospital and often working long, irregular shifts. A physically demanding profession, nursing is consistently listed as one of the top 10 occupations for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. By 2010, it’s estimated that 40 percent of nurses will be 50 years of age or older, potentially putting them at even greater risk for injury.Recognizing the indisputable correlation between patient and nursing safety, hospitals are amping up initiatives to foster safer environments for staff and patients alike. A key contributor is the use of ergonomically designed products that address a variety of issues such as device maneuverability and patient handling.A 27-year veteran of the nursing profession, Pat Stark, RN, ICU charge nurse at the Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, NJ, remembers the days when lifting the head of a patient’s bed required manually turning a crank at the foot of the bed. And she remembers the back and shoulder injuries that often resulted. Today, the center uses Hill-Rom’s motorized Total Care line of beds, and the nurses couldn’t be happier, says Stark.“Our nurses absolutely adore these beds,” she said.Features such as turn assist, head of bed alarm and trending, max inflate, and the rotation, percussion and vibration modules are some of the reasons why. These features eliminate awkward patient handling and movement, which benefits the nurses as well as the patients. Stark said when the center made the change about nine years ago, they were determined to purchase a product that was the most beneficial for both the staff and the patient, and had a variety of surfaces that could be used throughout the hospital. She’s convinced safety and ergonomic features played a big part in the decision-making process. “The max inflate feature makes it much easier to pull up patients and the chair egress position is fantastic for post-op patients, allowing them to ambulate easier and sooner,” Stark said. “We can also do chest PT without external devices. All we do is set the percussion, vibration and the rotation and raise the siderails — the bed does the rest.” For sicker patients, such as open-heart patients who may have multiple drips or a balloon pump, the center relies on the TotalCare Sp02RT bed. Since these patients can’t increase their mobilization, the bed’s functions allow nurses to turn them and help increase their respiratory function, explains Stark. For extremely large patients — more than 400 pounds — the center has access to the TotalCare Bariatric Bed that features an extra-wide, 42-inch, three-layer surface for comfort and IntelliDrive power transport.Nurses at Main Line Health in suburban Philadelphia recommend “try before you buy” when purchasing new devices. Several years ago the hospitals learned an expensive lesson when they purchased tablet PCs for their patient care technicians (PCTs) to use when performing vital signs documentation. The devices, which looked great at first glance, turned out to be very heavy and awkward to use, resulting in neck and shoulder pain. The tablets are now gathering dust while the PCTs collect their information by hand and transfer it into the hospital’s clinical documentation system from desktop computers.As the result of their search for full-featured medication administration carts and computers on wheels that were smaller, lighter and easy to maneuver, Main Line Health went live four years ago with several of Infologix’s mobile computing workstations.“In the past, we had injuries that resulted from pushing heavy carts. We also need to take into consideration that the nurses on the floor are getting older,” said Kristy Thompson, clinical IS educator for Main Line Health. “When we evaluated the current market offerings, we liked the Infologix carts’ drawer size and wider base, which makes them easy to maneuver on floors,” said Nicole Talmadge-Kellet, PMP, IS application manager, Main Line Health. “However, some of the nurses tend to overfill the drawers, making the carts less easy to wield along the hospitals’ carpeted areas. The nurses also like that they can raise and lower the workstation and tilt the keyboard and monitor. There is a fairly large area between the monitor and keyboard where they can prepare meds or write notes, and there is a holder on the side of the cart for bar-code scanners.” Recognizing that technology can change fairly rapidly, the nurses at Main Line Health have created a wish list for their next mobile computing purchase. The list includes increased maneuverability, smaller drawer size with a more individualized medication compartment and a hydraulic lift for adjusting the height of the workstation.“This underscores the importance of real-life testing before you buy,” said Talmadge-Kellet. Just as important, is knowing exactly what you want and asking the right questions, she added. What MLH nurses really want, they say, is to test products backed by sophisticated design work and rigorous ergonomic research. Better Design Leads to Better OutcomesErgonomics in healthcare goes way beyond comfort. Features that address not only ease of operation, but also optimized functionality, add to a device’s success. This is especially evident in the OR.To help ease the hand fatigue many surgeons experience during electrosurgery procedures, MEGADYNE introduced a new line of disposable suction coagulators that boast a larger, ergonomic handle. Available in 8, 10 and 12 French sizes, the new line reportedly better enables the surgeon to correctly match the coagulator to the size of the patient’s anatomy and surgical procedure being performed. Available in both hand-switching and foot-controlled options, the coagulator is fully insulated to reduce the likelihood of injury to surrounding structures and tissue, and its integrated guard prevents user shocks. Similarly, Medtronic’s Straightshot M4 Microdebrider is an ergonomically designed powered handpiece for sinus, nasal and laryngeal surgery. Its sculpted shape reportedly accommodates multiple hand positions and provides ergonomic comfort for small- and large-handed surgeons. A 2006 Medical Device Excellence Award Silver Award winner, the Straightshot M4, said Medtronic, is designed to provide better, more comfortable access to sinus and airway anatomy, allowing surgeons to perform more precise, complete removal of obstructive or diseased tissue and help improve patient outcomes in chronic sinusitis and airway tumor surgery. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Breast Imaging | April 03, 2019 Konica Minolta Highlights New Exa Mammo Features at SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. will highlight new features of Exa Mammo, a picture archiving and communication… read morelast_img read more

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    first_img News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more January 21, 2010 – Staging the cancer, whether it has metastasized to the lymph nodes, is an important prognostic indicator that determines the course of therapy. A widely accepted technique used during surgery to stage breast, melanoma, and other cancers involves the injection of a radiopharmaceutical near the tumor, which results in its accumulation in the local lymph nodes. Surgeons use a gamma probe to identify those specific lymph nodes to drain the tumor. These sentinel nodes are excised by the surgeon and analyzed by the pathologist for the presence of cancer. New wireless gamma and PET probes locate the sentinel lymph nodes or cancerous tissues that accumulate the radiopharmaceuticals. The new Node Seeker 900 wireless system includes wireless operation for convenience, a touchscreen control unit for ease-of-use, IV pole-mountable for portability, and an on-board isotope for fast quality control checks. IntraMedical Imaging (IMI) recently introduced these FDA-cleared system.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more center_img News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Technology | January 21, 2010 Wireless Gamma, PET Probes Map Out Tumors last_img read more

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    first_imgCase Study | September 03, 2014 Scripting to Improve Planning Consistency, Efficiency and to Streamline the Recommissioning Process Sponsored by RaySearch Laboratories Akron General Health System has streamlined its workflow while providing continuity for the planning process. Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Figure 1: Script-generated window for setting patient plan information. 123PreviousNext Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more Figure 2: Sample report showing an MLC mismatch and other test output. News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … 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 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 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Jeremy Donaghuecenter_img Figure 2: Sample report showing an MLC mismatch and other test output.Akron General Health System, found within the heart of Ohio, has implemented the RayStation treatment planning system from RaySearch Laboratories, AB. This case study describes how they are using Python scripting to streamline their workflow while providing continuity during the planning process. The treatment planning system supports the integration of automated scripts that allows users to interact with objects in the patient database and present them or analyze them to develop custom output and reports. Jeremy Donaghue, chief physicist, shares three scripts that have been clinically implemented, having a positive impact on their facility. As described by Jeremy Donaghue:In radiation oncology, departments usually define their own standards for reports. Utilizing the scripting features of RayStation, Akron General has been able to streamline these efforts while also reducing the potential for human input errors (typos). This has simplified the process and reduced the amount of time spent by the staff.After a patient’s CT is imported, a script is run to generate a treatment plan with appropriate naming conventions, prescription settings (when available), localization beams and contour names (when available). Use of the script helps maintain consistency across the database and planning process. Future development will include the recognition of all of the information in the CT/sim’s description tags, allowing for auto-population. The currently implemented script prompts the screen setup window, shown below in Figure 1. A second scripting example demonstrates how efficiency and safety can be improved with post-processing. The script is executed once a treatment plan is complete. It is used to sort the order of the treatment fields into what has been determined to be the most efficient order for the machine and then names the fields appropriately. Once the treatment order has been established, the expected treatment table coordinates are computed. The plan is then transferred to the record and verify system. The script checks to verify that the data was transferred appropriately and that no corruption or manipulation after transfer has occurred. This is a crucial step for complex IMRT or VMAT plans. Figure 2 shows the output of the script. Prescription data and treatment field parameters are checked and a report is created. This file can be automatically imported into the R&V system. At Akron General, we use Mosaiq from Elekta. The third and final script assists with software upgrades and recommissioning. Once the system has been commissioned and the acceptance treatment plans have been established, it is possible to programmatically pull data out of all the defined reference plans. When a new version is released, comparing the original “gold standard” data to the calculated results from the new version of software is an automated process. This allows our facility to rapidly commission the treatment planning software as upgrades occur. In summary, we think the Python scripting functionality in the RayStation treatment planning system provides the following benefits: •Eliminates time spent on fixing documentation errors that may have little to no significant impact on patient treatment;•Brings consistency to plans performed by all of the dosimetrists or physicians; •Allows more time to be invested in evaluating the quality of the treatment plan; •Helps reduce possible treatment errors; and•Allows us to recommission new software versions quickly. Case study supplied by RaySearch Laboratories. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Akron General Health System has streamlined its workflow while providing continuity for the planning process. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more 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 Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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  • A tranquil hideaway in Esterillos Este

    first_imgCozy quarters at the Pelicano Hotel in Esterillos Este. By Isabella Cota The hotel offers 13 colorful rooms with AC and ceiling fans, beds covered in large “Pura Vida” sheets, a clean pool and all the peace and quiet one can ask for. A friendly staff welcomes guests and even plans activities for large groups – everything from barbecues to soccer games in the nearby field. The Pelicano is also a favorite hangout for residents on Saturday nights, when rock and reggae bands travel from nearby towns to play and the staff turns half the restaurant into a dance floor. But for this picky eater, it was the restaurant that made the visit an extraordinary one. For all the unique, beautiful things that Costa Rica has to offer, tasty food is not one of them. So the restaurant’s most popular dinner dish, Red Chicken Curry, was a spicy surprise.The simple yet comprehensive menu, designed by Carnohan herself and head chef Paula Jirón, includes huevos rancheros, gallo pinto and American-style eggs (with bacons and sausage) for breakfast. The lunch menu offers your basic wraps and salads as well as a Peruvian-Costa Rican blend ceviche, a fresh gazpacho and my favorite, chicken or steak tacos. As a Mexican, I certify these tacos as authentic (and mouthwatering).Stopping by the Pelicano for drinks on a Saturday is worthwhile if you’re staying nearby. The hotel’s bartender Jason will shake and mix any cocktail combination you can think of and offer a crunchy side of yuca fries to go with it. The dinner menu is tempting and includes a whole crispy skin fried red snapper, a seafood “Pasta del Mar” and a seared pepper tuna steak, among other dishes.So the secret is out: there’s a quiet spot in the pacific coast still unknown to many, and it comes with a restaurant that will make you want to go back. Going there:Rates for the Pelicano Hotel range from $50 to $70 per person, or $65 to $85 for a double room during low season. High season rates range from $60 to $80 per person or $75 to $95 for a double room. Prices spike during the Christmas and New Year’s season, with rates from $80 to $115 dollars. Reservations can be made online at To get there by bus from San José, take the direct bus to Quepos from the Tracopa bus terminal, which takes a bit over two hours. Ask the driver to drop you off at Esterillos Este or you’ll end up in Quepos, looking like a lost tourist. If you’re traveling by car from San José, take the coastal highway and turn right on the second dirt road marked Esterillos Este. Facebook Comments Carnohan originally planned to buy a hotel in Sámara in the northwestern province of Guanacaste. But when the deal fell through, she decided to check out this property, which she stumbled on in an email last year.“I was flying down [from the U.S.] anyway, and I came here, and bought it two days later,” she recalls. “It was the atmosphere, it’s a tranquil paradise.” And just like in Jacó or Manuel Antonio, she said, visitors can do horseback riding, yoga, cycling on the beach and a nearby zip-line. By Isabella Cota | Special to The Tico TimesTucked between the party scene in Jacó beach and the super touristy Manuel Antonio National Park is Esterillos, an uncrowded, chocolate-colored beach along the central Pacific coast that made me wonder what took me so long to visit. Who’s been keeping this a secret?But then again, Esterillos is easy to miss. Some 120 kilometers from San José, two dirt roads branch out of highway 34 and take you to the east and west part of the beach. Hotels and houses are scattered along the coast but not sitting too close to one another, giving visitors the feeling that they’re enjoying their own private beach.“It’s great having people come in for the weekend and leave feeling relaxed because, you know, nobody ever knows about this place,” said Debbie Carnohan, owner and manager of Pelicano Hotel and Restaurant in Esterillos Este. “I don’t really know why this is but, I mean, I didn’t even know about this place until I bought it,” she said.center_img Certified authentic and mouthwatering. By Isabella Cota No related posts.last_img read more

  • Argentinas leader tells UK to give up Falklands

    first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top Stories Sponsored Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project He said Kirchner should pay heed to the result of a referendum to be held on the islands this year, noting that whenever the islanders “have been asked their opinion, they say they want to maintain their current status with the United Kingdom.”The government of the Falklands Islands attacked Kirchner’s letter as “historically inaccurate,” saying that its relationship with the U.K. is “by choice” and based on shared ideals of “democracy, freedom and self-reliance.”The islands have a right, enshrined in the U.N. charter, to determine their own future and have exercised that to retain links with the U.K, the government said in a statement.“It is this fundamental right that is being ignored by the Argentine Government, who are denying our right to exist as a people, and denying our right to live in our home,” the statement said.___Associated Press writers Cassandra Vinograd in London, Mike Warren in Buenos Aires and Edith M. Lederer at the United Nations contributed to this report.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   “180 years ago on the same date, January 3rd, in a blatant exercise of 19th-century colonialism, Argentina was forcibly stripped of the Malvinas Islands, which are situated 14,000 kilometers (8,700 miles) away from London,” she says in the letter, copied to U.N Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.Argentina’s U.N. Ambassador María Cristina Perceval delivered the letter Thursday to U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson.“The secretary-general’s offer of good offices … remains to resolve this dispute if both parties are willing to engage,” U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said.Argentina joined the U.N. Security Council on Jan. 1 for a two-year term and will serve alongside Britain, a permanent member with veto power.Britain asserted control of the south Atlantic islands by placing a naval garrison there in 1833. Britain and Argentina fought a brief war in 1982 after Argentina invaded the islands. More than 900 people died, most of them Argentines.Cameron rebuffed the Argentine president’s demand that the islands be handed over. “The future of the Falkland Islands should be determined by the Falkland Islanders themselves, the people who live there,” the British prime minister said. Parents, stop beating yourself up Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Associated PressLONDON (AP) – Argentina’s president called on Britain on Thursday to relinquish control of the Falkland Islands, accusing London of taking part in an act of “blatant colonialism” in claiming the wind-swept archipelago.Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner published an open letter in the Guardian newspaper urging Prime Minister David Cameron to honor U.N. resolutions which she says backs her case for the return of the islands, which Argentina calls the Malvinas. She has made several similar demands in the past.last_img read more

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