Halifax Takes the Torch

first_imgThe Canada Games torch was officially passed to Halifax today, Aug. 29, as the flame was extinguished at the 2009 Canada Summer Games in Prince Edward Island. Dartmouth kayaker Hannah Vaughan received the torch on behalf of the Halifax 2011 Canada Games. Ms. Vaughan won three medals for Team Nova Scotia during the second week of the P.E.I. Games. Ms. Vaughan trains on Lake Banook – a key piece of the legacy left behind from the 1969 Canada Summer Games, the last Canada Games held in Halifax-Dartmouth. Everyone attending or watching the closing ceremonies on television were invited to come to Halifax in 2011 to compete, contribute, and celebrate the 2011 Canada Winter Games. “Success at the end of the day for the 2011 Games will be about delivering an event that puts the entire community at the core of the experience, not only athletes, but fans, volunteers, coaches, sponsors, community leaders and the general public,” said Jean-Paul Deveau, chair, 2011 Games. Athletes, fans, residents, and well-known people such as Sidney Crosby and Premier Darrell Dexter participated in a video played at the closing ceremonies, promoting the 2011 Games with the theme of “What will you bring?”. The video can be found online at www.canadagames2011.ca Select staff and volunteers from the Halifax 2011 Canada Games Host Society attended the P.E.I. Summer Games from Aug. 15-29 to observe everything from results to accreditation and accommodations in preparation for the Winter Games. “We’ve taken away some great lessons from P.E.I. and we will work hard over the next year and a half to first and foremost put on an exceptional sporting event,” said Chris Morrissey, CEO, 2011 Games. “We want to make these Halifax Games unique and special for everyone involved.” The 2011 Canada Winter Games will be the largest multi-sport event in Halifax’s history and the city’s first Canada Winter Games. More than 2700 athletes will come to compete in over 20 sports, attracting thousands of visitors, VIPs, officials and media. Beyond the impact on the sporting community, the Games are expected to create about $80 million for the local economy. More information on the Games can be found at www.canadagames2011.ca.last_img read more

Province Expanding Safety Division

first_imgThe province is expanding its occupational health and safety division as part of ongoing efforts to improve workplace safety. A new outreach unit and 12 new positions are being created to focus on education, enforcement and compliance. These positions include senior directors, outreach and compliance staff and an engineer. These are in addition to the five new safety inspectors the province is hiring to help with more targeted inspections. “Our vision is to make the safety branch even stronger,” said Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan. “This is another step in making Nova Scotia a safer place to work. We need to support our staff so they can support Nova Scotia workers and employers.” These changes, and several others, are being made as part of the province’s workplace safety strategy and align with the auditor general’s recommendations to improve the province’s health and safety services. The province is also working with industry to ensure officers are getting to more high-risk workplaces, improving compliance processes, and hiring a prosecutor who will focus solely on occupational health and safety.last_img read more

Montreal animal shelter grappling with growing number of abandoned chickens

first_imgMONTREAL — Animal welfare officials in Montreal are adding chickens to the list of abandoned creatures landing at their doorstep.While dogs, cats and rabbits are par for the course, it appears a recent rise in urban farming has led to an increase in the number of unwanted chickens.A spokeswoman for the Montreal branch for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says Montreal reported 20 abandoned chickens in 2016, and last year there were 38.Anita Kapuscinska says part of the problem is that a lot of people don’t know what they’re getting into when they decide to begin backyard egg production.In some cases they fail to consider what they’ll do once the chicken stops producing eggs, or if they end up with a rooster.Kapuscinska says the SPCA does not encourage urban chicken farming, even though the practice is driven by not wanting to encourage factory farms.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

West Delhi AAPs Jakhar to face stiff opposition from BJP and Congress

first_imgNew Delhi: With Delhi going to the polls on May 12, the fight in West Delhi will be focused between AAP’s Balbir Singh Jakhar, BJP’s Parvesh Verma, and Congress’ Mahabal Mishra. The constituency is dominated by Sikh and Jat communities, with a sizeable Poorvanchali population. BJP’ Verma took the seat from Congress’ Mishra in 2014 by a margin of almost five lakh votes, with AAP coming in second. West Delhi has more than 2.03 crore electors registered to vote, and the constituecy saw a 66 percent voter turnout last time. Women turned out in large numbers Also Read – Meeting: Issues related to handling of Airport Entry Passes discussedAAP’s fresh face Balbir Singh Jakhar will have to go up against Parvesh Verma (BJP) and Mahabal Mishra (Congress), both of whom are tried, tested and have won at least once from the seat since it was created in 2008. In 2009, Mishra (66) beat BJP’s Jagdish Mukhi by more than one lakh votes and took the seat for his party. But, the tables were turned in the next election which saw Verma take the lead by more than two lakh votes. However, the important thing here is that in 2014, all of BJP’s candidates had the “Modi wave” going for them, and Verma was no exception. In fact, he himself admitted that his victory in the last Lok Sabha elections was owing to the ray of hope that Narendra Modi was promising to bring. Also Read – Arms supplier arested from RajasthanAnother noteworthy fact is that in 2009, AAP didn’t exist. After the nascent party’s entry into politics, the Delhi electorate shunned the Congress completely, which is reflected in the fact that Mishra didn’t even manage to secure 15 per cent of the total votes polled in 2014. However, the constituency is home to a sizeable Poorvanchali population and given that Mishra’s appeal to this particular voter base, things do seem hopeful for the veteran Congress leader. But he will face Verma (41), son of former Delhi Chief Minister Sahib Singh Verma. The BJP seems to have considered the dominant Jat community in the constituency in deciding to field him again and he has a good chance of retaining his seat even in the absence of the “Modi wave”. Moreover, the Sikh community, which is dominant in Western neighbourhoods like Rajouri Garden, Tilak Nagar, and Subhash Nagar might just decide to vote for Verma. The Sikh community seemed to have figured into AAP’s calculation in 2014 when they fielded former journalist and MLA Jarnail Singh from the seat. But that did not work in their favour. However, given the fact that two seasoned politicians such as Verma and Mishra are contesting from West Delhi, it remains to be seen how AAP’s Jakhar will fare as a candidate with no history of holding public office. The 45-year-old lawyer has been associated with AAP, since the Jan Lokpal movement that gave birth to the party itself. And even though AAP was one of the first parties to announce candidates for Delhi, Jakhar, unfortunately, missed out on his chance to start campaigning early on. While his party members were busy hitting the streets, going door-to-door, AAP had decided to hold off announcing the West Delhi seat in hopes of a possible Congress alliance, that failed to materialise in the end. As a result, Jakhar could not capitalise on the extra campaigning time. He was announced as AAP’s candidate just a month ago. Among a host of issues in the constituency, sealing and unauthorised colonies will be two that candidates cannot deny addressing. Especially given the fact that the recent sealing operation in Mayapuri turned violent with traders in the area getting beaten up by central police authorities. This gives AAP a unique upper hand because of its full-statehood poll plank. The Arvind Kejriwal-led party could make an argument that if Delhi were to become a full state, the state government of the day would be able to reign in and exercise control over law enforcement authorities. But the BJP can also capitalise on the AAP government’s seeming inaction over legitimising unauthorised colonies. ‘last_img read more

Council opts for singlelane bridge

The savings available from replacing bridges in the countryside with single-lane structures proved irresistible to Norfolk council last week.Two days of deliberations in January showed the new council how difficult it can be to trim the operating budget.Last Wednesday, council dusted off the file regarding the Norfolk Road 45 bridge south of Langton and opted for a single-lane structure. Not only will this cut an estimated $1 million from the repair job, it could serve as a template for repairing other ailing bridges.Council thought it had settled the matter Jan. 9 when it voted to replace the Langton bridge with a pre-cast, two-lane concrete structure.Some on council preferred replacing the bridge with a quaint, single-lane structure. However, others worried this might inconvenience farmers who need to move large tractors and equipment around.In the end, council decided it could have both and save money in the bargain.“It should be wide enough to get a normal-sized tractor through,” Windham Coun. Chris Van Paassen said Monday. “There just isn’t going to be room to get two tractors across at the same time.“It does make the countryside look a little nicer. But it also has to be functional. Let’s see if we can do both.”The single-lane option is less expensive because there is less preparatory work needed to situate the structure. If the county can make it work on Norfolk Road 45, Van Paassen said the savings can be multiplied at other distressed bridges throughout the county.Ross Bateman of Langton, a past chair of Norfolk’s heritage committee and a promoter of single-lane bridges, is pleased with council’s decision.“A discount of a million dollars or more was found, and that will still allow any normal vehicle to cross, farm and emergency included,” he said in an email.“A bridge can now be chosen that will visually suit the landscape and retain the traditional attractions of this particular part of Big Creek valley.”MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

Annan to hold talks with US President Bush in Washington

During his one-day official visit to the US capital, Mr. Annan will also meet separately with Secretary of State Colin Powell and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. In addition to holding talks with Mr. Bush earlier in the day, the Secretary-General is expected to have lunch with the President at the White House.While in Washington, the Secretary-General will also meet with members of the US Senate and House of Representatives, including Majority Leader Bill Frist, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Representative Bill Young, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, a spokesman for Mr. Annan reported.

Top UN development official visits Bangladesh to spotlight flood relief efforts

UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Mark Malloch Brown praised government efforts to overcome the losses, which prompted the UN to appeal for $210 million from international donors to help 5 million people in the hardest-hit areas. To bolster the efforts, UNDP and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) are distributing food, hygiene kits, soap and clothes through national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with funding from the British Department for International Development. Floods during April knocked out over 80 per cent of the rice crop in certain areas of Bangladesh. A second set of floods in July wiped out household food stocks and removed other sources of nutrition and income such as livestock rearing and agricultural day labour. Approximately 3 million homes were damaged or destroyed and the government estimates the cost at $7 billion. read more

Hasbro beats expectations as Monopoly token contest helps lift sales

Hasbro beats expectations as Monopoly token contest helps lift sales AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Apr 22, 2013 7:04 am MDT PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Hasbro reported first-quarter results Monday that beat Wall Street expectations as the toy maker benefited from an online contest that let people vote to eliminate one of its Monopoly tokens and introduce a new one.The Pawtucket, R.I., maker of G.I. Joe, My Little Pony and Transformers said revenue rose for three of its four categories: games, girls and preschool. Its boys category continued to face troubles, with sales down 20 per cent.Rival Mattel, which is the world’s biggest toy maker with its Barbie dolls, also reported better-than-expected results last week, as strong sales of dolls like Monster High, Disney Princess and American Girl helped more than quadruple net income.Hasbro, meanwhile, said growth in its girls category for the period was driven by Furby, My Little Pony and One Direction. Play-Doh helped boost its preschool category and action games such as Angry Birds Star Wars helped fuel growth in the games category.The company also noted that the Monopoly contest was “tremendously successful” and that it plans to follow up with new versions of the game.The Facebook campaign earlier this year let people vote to eliminate one of the eight tokens that identify the players and introduce a new one. Ultimately, a cat token replaced the iron.Toy makers are looking to adapt and reinvent old brands as the industry faces a slowdown in developed markets such as the U.S. and Europe, where mobile devices and electronics are stealing attention away from toys.Hasbro has embarked on a cost-cutting program to maintain profitability, including a push to slash its workforce by 10 per cent. The move also includes consolidating facilities and reducing the number of product extensions.By 2015, it says the program will result in $100 million in savings annually. For now, the changes are taking their toll through restructuring charges.For the quarter, Hasbro lost $6.7 million, or 5 cents per share. That compares with a loss of $2.6 million, or 2 cents per share, a year ago.When stripping out the impact of a restructuring charge and tax adjustments, however, Hasbro Inc. said it earned 5 cents per share. Analysts expected adjusted earnings of 4 cents per share.Revenue rose more than 2 per cent to $663.7 million despite a hit of more than $3 million from foreign exchange rates.In North America, revenue growth of 4 per cent was driven by the girls and games categories. International revenue was flat, or up 1 per cent when excluding the impact of foreign exchange rates. The increase was driven by growth in Latin America and Asia, as well as the games, girls and preschool categories.Analysts expected $642.1 million in revenue.Hasbro shares rose $1.53, or 3.4 per cent, to close at $46.55 Monday after rising as high as $48.46 earlier, the highest since December 2010. read more

Building permits up 135 per cent in June Statistics Canada

OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says municipalities issued building permits worth $8 billion in June, up 13.5 per cent from MayThe agency says the increase in June resulted primarily from higher construction intentions for institutional and industrial buildings in Quebec and commercial buildings in Alberta.It says the value of non-residential building permits was up 32.5 per cent to $3.8 billion in June, the third consecutive monthly gain.Meanwhile, the value of residential building permits was up 0.4 per cent to $4.2 billion, a fourth consecutive monthly increase.Gains were posted in five provinces in June, led by Quebec with Alberta trailing a distant second, while the biggest drop was in Manitoba.The agency says the value of permits was up in 20 of the 34 census metropolitan areas in June. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 7, 2014 6:42 am MDT Building permits up 13.5 per cent in June: Statistics Canada read more

MEC announces plans to open two new Calgary stores in next three

MEC announces plans to open two new Calgary stores in next three years Mountain Equipment Co-op announced plans Tuesday to open two new stores in Calgary within the next three years.The company says it will open a 30,000-square foot location in the Seton Urban District of southeast Calgary in the fall of 2018, followed six months later by a 27,000-square foot store in west Calgary’s Medicine Hill community in 2019.The Vancouver-based retailer says the stores will provide about 160 jobs through a mix of senior staff, full-time, part-time and casual positions.The two new Calgary stores would deepen MEC’s recent investments in Alberta.MEC’s South Edmonton Common location is scheduled to open this fall and the capital’s downtown store will be relocated to the Edmonton Brewery district next spring.The store developments are part of an unprecedented period of growth for MEC.Its sales topped $350 million for the first time last year, while membership grew by more than 225,000.New stores are also set to open later this year in Laval, Que., and the Toronto suburb of North York. by Sandra Prusina Posted Jul 19, 2016 12:48 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 12:51 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email (Facebook) Calgary|MEC|Mountain Equipment co-op|YYC read more

Good and bad news Knee ligament damage and a new twoyear contract

first_imgMeanwhile, Penney’s medical team have also reported that second row Donnacha Ryan had keyhole surgery on his knee last week as a precaution.The lock has played just 53 minutes since straining his ligaments against Gloucester in October. The operation confirmed no additional damage had been suffered during his rehabilitation from the injury which flared up during a training session last month.Novès has bad memories of Munster but hopes for ‘exploit’ in LimerickStop the clock: Lancaster backs rugby rule changes in run up to World Cup IT HAS BEEN a turbulent start to the week for Keith Earls.The IRFU this morning confirmed that the winger has signed a new two-year central contract, but his province have indicated he will miss most if not all of Ireland’s Six Nations campaign.Although no official time-frame has been set on his recovery, the Munster wing yesterday underwent a scan on the injury sustained in Sunday’s win over Edinburgh and the province have today confirmed the results of that scan show ‘some’ knee ligament damage.Commenting on the news, IRFU CEO Philip Browne said:“We wish him a speedy recovery from his recent injury and look forward to seeing Keith play for Munster and Ireland over the next twoyears.”Munster coach Rob Penney added: “We are delighted that Keith has signed a new IRFU contract which will see him remain a Munster player until the end of the 2016 season. Keith is an exciting player whose speed and acceleration can cause havoc for opposition defenses. As a senior member of the squad he will play a huge role in the future success of the province.”last_img read more

Weather Eye: 2-for-1 throwback Thursday has rain from past, present

first_img I am a little late with last month’s rainfall totals, but better late than not at all, right? Pardon the weatherman, please.OK, as promised, let’s review some rainfall from your friends and neighbors for February: Claudia Chiasson, Carson, 8.72 inches; Rob Starr, Cougar, 11.43 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lake Shore, 2.39 inches; Bill Sobolewski, Livingston Mountain, 6.47 inches; Larry Lebsack, Barberton, 3.35 inches; Ellen Smart, Ridgefield, 4.30 inches; Chuck Houghten, Hockinson Heights, 6.07 inches; Jim Knoll, Five Corners, 2.86 inches; Judy Darke, Felida, 2.62 inches; Murphy Dennis, Rawson Road above Clark County Rifles, 5.07 inches; Pete Conrad, Tukes Mountain, 4.41 inches; Phil Delany, above Dole Valley, 8.80 inches. Our friend and weather watcher Roland Derksen in Vancouver, B.C., had 5.33 inches, and here in Vancouver USA, the official rainfall for February was 1.77 inches, 2.26 inches below average.Lots of snow fell last month in the foothills around Clark County. Phil Delany measured 24.5 inches of snowfall. Murphy Dennis had 18.5 inches. Claudia Chiasson measured 6.75 inches; Chuck Houghten recorded 10 inches, and Bill Sobolewski measured 20.25 inches. No wonder the hills to our east have lots of white.Colder air moves in later today, and plenty of snow will fall in the mountains — and several inches even to our lower foothills. Here in the lowlands of Clark County, expect on and off again showers, and maybe thunder, hail and wet snowflakes. There will be clearing periods as well, but you will feel the chill in the air for sure with highs in the 40s and lows in the 30s. We might see it bump 50 degrees or so with clearing and sun breaks. Expect snowfall heading west to the coast and heading east over the Cascades.We’re keeping the threat of possible frost in the forecast for several weeks in the future as long as we have snow on the hills to our east. Careful setting out tender plants. Watch the forecasts. Keep dry and warm, and we will chat on Sunday.Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com. Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com.last_img read more

Deputy Speaker says FSC given too much power in new Trust legislation

first_img Connolly claims Premier raising smokescreen Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:josephine connolly Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Jan 2016 – A strong caution came during House of Assembly debate yesterday from Opposition At Large Member, Hon Josephine Connolly during that first reading of the Trust Companies Licensing and Supervision Bill, 2015. Hon Connolly reminded the House Speaker that the Premier had promised that the financial services industry would not be tampered with in a way that it gives the FSC unchecked power to alter regulations.“Mr. Speaker I seem to remember the Honorable Premier stating at a previous meeting that we cannot put the finance industry in a position that when they wake up in the morning fees or regulatory amounts have been changed. Well, Mr. Speaker, it seems to me that “at any time” certainly includes first thing in the morning.” The legislation is proposing, according to Deputy House Speaker Connolly, who is also a businesswoman that the FSC would have the policy power to boss around the commercial sector if it wanted to. “I could describe this ordinance, somewhat tongue in cheek, as a stealthy, non violent coup d’état!Hon Connolly pointed to Section 15 of the bill. “Section 15, page 15, entitled “Maintenance of Paid Up Capital”. Initially in part (a) the reader is directed towards the code………. an amount certain. But Mr. Speaker the story does not end there. Part (b) says the FSC can increase the share capital requirement …..and I quote “at any time”. Connolly went on to draw reference to other areas of the proposed ordinance that gives the Financial Services Commission the power to change fees sporadically, citing also that the ‘code’ is mentioned 57 times in the bill. Her recommendation to avoid, what she called ‘the absolute discretionary power of the FSC’ was for the Attorney General to explain and revamp. She closed with some statistics to the Speaker; one that the FSC has grown in staff size by 400% between 2003 to 2015 but that Trust companies have fled this jurisdiction; a decrease from 20 to 11 between 2008 and 2015, according to the recent IMF report. Overgrown bush moved by MPs and TCEM Salt Cay being ignored, Member & Native demand betterlast_img read more

Lucas Digne lauds Everton family

first_imgEverton defender Lucas Digne has praised his teammates and the atmosphere at the club ahead of his first experience of the Premier League’s busy festive period.The French international has never played over the Christmas period with his former clubs Lille, Paris Saint-Germain, AS Roma and Barcelona all experiencing winter breaks unlike in England.But despite a busy schedule which involves four games in ten days, Digne can’t wait for the start of the hectic period with a game against Tottenham Hotspur coming on Sunday.“It will be my first time playing on Boxing Day! But I’m very happy to be playing over Christmas,” he said, according to Mirror Football.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Christmas is about spending it with your family – and Everton is my family. For me, it’s perfect because you can play football and then after you spend the moment with your family.”“My parents and my brother are coming to England this weekend and to stay for the holidays.”“I feel very good. I’ve been available to play every game and the manager has given me a lot of confidence.”“Since I arrived at the Club, my team-mates have been amazing with me. They’ve helped me with my English and to understand everything. When you feel good off the pitch, you can feel good on the pitch.”last_img read more

Hearst Magazines UK Names Anna Jones CEO

first_imgHearst Magazines UK, the principal business for Hearst in the United Kingdom, has named Anna Jones its new chief executive officer per a joint announcement Monday by Hearst Magazines president David Carey and Duncan Edwards, president and CEO of Hearst Magazines International, to whom Jones will report.“Hearst Magazines UK is a vital part of our global portfolio,” says Carey. Calling Jones “strategic and collaborative,” Carey continues noting, “over the last five months, [Jones has] grown our digital business, established a new corporate sales structure to better serve clients, launched a new marketing platform, Hearst Empowering Women…and is rolling our the first issue of Town & Country in the U.K.”Jones, 39, was promoted to CEO from her role as chief operating officer at the company, a position she has held since November 2011. Prior to joining the company, she was digital and strategy director at Hachette Filipacchi UK and responsible for digital businesses, emerging platforms, group publishing for various weekly titles and strategic insight for brands, editors and senior managers.Jones’ CEO predecessor, Arnaud de Puyfontaine, left the company in November 2013 to join French media conglomerate Vivendi as senior executive vice president of media and content activities. Hearst Magazines UK distributes 19 magazines including editions of Cosmopolitan, Country Living, Elle, Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar and publishes 26 websites.last_img read more

Five Months After Sandra Bland Act Went Into Effect What Has Changed

first_img 00:00 /01:15 Listen X Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Florian MartinThe Texas House Committee on County Affairs, chaired by Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, (center) met at the University of Houston-Downtown on Feb. 6, 2018, to hear testimony on the implementation of the Sandra Bland Act.The Sandra Bland Act requires jails to divert people with mental health issues so they receive treatment and to have an independent law enforcement agency investigating the deaths of its inmates.It also mandates de-escalation training for Texas police officers and a mental health course for jailers.“As of Jan. 1, all jailers beginning the licensing process have to get that eight-hour course as it’s being held right now in order to get licensed,” said Gretchen Grigsby, director of government relations at the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. She was one of five agency representatives who testified at the House Committee on County Affairs hearing held at the University of Houston-Downtown Tuesday.Jailers who were on the job before that date have until Aug. 31, 2021, to take that course.Of about 23,000 jailers in Texas, 1,000 have received mental health training, according to Brandon Wood, executive director of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.“As of Jan. 1, each county has an assigned investigative agency other than themselves to conduct any custody investigations,” Wood added.The Sandra Bland Act is named after an African American woman who committed suicide in the Waller County Jail a few days after being pulled over by a state trooper in 2015.last_img read more

Colours and the World

first_imgShowcasing the different aspects of life on canvas an exhibition Harmony invites art lovers to come and explore the world of colors. Art is the best medium to brings harmony between lives, a medium which does not require words to express, an expression to make the life more colorful. Shree Yash art gallery is presenting the marvelous exhibition that showcases works by the artists who have put in their heart and soul with emotions and a blend of beautiful colors resulting in a peaceful and heart touching creations. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Artists from different genres of life come together to spread their experience on canvas , are having different methods and medium depicting their thought processes and yet when put together inspires one to visualize the serenity of being together. The rare masterpieces, expressing the real life story of the artists, all the artistic pieces are based on the harmony which is creating the rhythm in a woman’s life or the rhythmic combination in the society. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe artists who are contributing in this foray of art are Amit Kapoor, Bhawna Bhanot, Dr. Shrotiya, Dr. Rohini Sethi, Bhavna Sethi, Dr. R.C. Bhawsar, Manjit Singh. All artists are from different genres of life, have different methods and mediums of depicting their thought processes and yet when put together inspires one to visualize the serenity of being together.The director, curator and artist Savita Agrawal is known for her wash paintings of Bengal tradition of emotion and forms. The significance of her paintings in wash style is also a symbol of cultural renaissance and national aspirations. She herself believes in the magnificence of art and its promotion in all respects.DETAILWhere: K 16A, Green Park MainWhen: 15 to 25 MarchTime: 11 am to 7 pmlast_img read more

Ukhand retired soldiers felicitate MP Tarun Vijay

first_imgUttarakhand’s largest retired soldiers’ organization, Uttarakhand Ex-services League, on Monday felicitated Rajya Sabha MP Tarun Vijay. The league’s president Brigadier RS Rawat said Vijay had been supporting the cause of soldiers and was the first MP to visit their office post-Independence and offer help.Vijay said: “Besides Devbhoomi, the state is also known as Veerbhoomi as every household in the hill state produces at least one soldier to serve the nation. From the time of Victoria Cross to present Paramveer Chakra, soldiers of this soil have won the highest gallantry awards for their sacrifice in the battlefield.”The MP also donated one ambulance, a projection system, two desktops and one laptop, and one inverter to the Uttarakhand ex-services league from his MP fund.He added, “Once a soldier is always a soldier. He never retires. Realising their long-pending demands, the Central government is committed to fulfill the promises made during the 2104 general elections. We should thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for timely action on the OROP scheme. Both are soldiers in civil dress.”last_img read more

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The upgraded medical infrastructure is a crucial part of the Rush Transformation, a 10-year campus redevelopment plan whose centerpiece is a major new hospital building scheduled to open in January 2012.Once all of the equipment is in place, the facility’s goal is to design an interventional platform that encourages collaboration between specialists by placing diagnostic testing, treatment and recovery on the same floor, while providing patients with a single destination for their image-guided procedures.As part of this strategic alliance, Siemens will also provide high-end computed tomography (CT) scanners with excellent resolution, faster imaging speeds and software to reduce radiation dose. Also included are 3.0-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging systems (MRIs) designed for neurological imaging, direct-digital radiography systems that can perform an X-ray scan in half the time it usually takes, and digital fluoroscopy units. The CT and MRI units can accommodate patients in excess of 500 pounds, while the MRI scanners are equipped with open bores, which can be especially beneficial when imaging claustrophobic patients. The purchase was enabled in part by a generous donation from Chicago-area businessman John M. Boler and his wife, Mary Jo. The donation was intended for Rush to create one of the most advanced imaging centers in the country to better diagnose and treat patients for everything from heart disease to cancer.“We are looking forward to our collaboration with Siemens in our continuing efforts to deliver the best possible care for our patients,” said Peter Butler, president of Rush University Medical Center.For more information: www.rush.edu, www.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more 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. 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