Be Advised Of Limited Visibility On Sterling Highway Towards Cooper Landing

Be Advised Of Limited Visibility On Sterling Highway Towards Cooper Landing

first_imgMotorists are reminded to drive cautiously, use headlights, and give the right-of-way to any fire traffic in the area.  Hikers planning on Skyline trail, Fuller Lakes trail, or Resurrection Pass may encounter some smokey conditions. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Division of Forestry in connection with cooperating agencies are reminding drivers to expect smokey conditions and limited visibility through MP 60-70 of the Sterling Highway. Fire activity became visible from the highway late Saturday night. Fire crews are asking motorists to resist the urge to stop on the highway to take pictures as fire crews and construction crews are working heavily in this area.center_img Travelers are reminded that an inversion layer combined with smoke near the area has the potential to quickly reduce visibility which may require the use of pilot cars or alternate routes.last_img read more

1105 Combines Public Sector Brands

first_imgSubscriptions for the premium products run $39 annually. 1105 Media has combined two of its public sector brands to create a centralized resource for its audience of federal employees.Federal Soup—a free forum for government employees—has absorbed FederalDAILY—a freemium resource for editorial coverage—and relaunched as a unified product.”This rebranding to Federal Soup more accurately reflects the many federal employee topic ‘ingredients’ we cover,” says Kristi Dougherty, general manager of Federal Soup. ” Subscribers now have the ability to use all these resources in one website to fully research their federal employment questions, instead of searching multiple sites for news, reference, advice and opinions.”While forum access is still free, 1105 is potentially getting a new revenue stream from the channel. The move emphasizes the value of user-generated content for the audience, at least as an introduction into Federal Soup’s paid products.last_img read more

Sitka landslides Part of a larger landscape change

first_imgThe landslides that struck Sitka early Tuesday morning (8-18-15) are the latest in a series of similar events that started in 2011. Although these slides are triggered by a combination of wind and rainfall, forecasters believe it’s too early to correlate these incidents with changing weather patterns — but that may change.Governor Walker holds up a “before” photo against a a backdrop of damages from the Sitka landslides. Gov. Walker is in Sitka on Aug. 19 surveying the damage. Photo: Governor’s office.In the weather forecasting business, you win some and you lose some. That was the case in Sitka Tuesday morning, and forecaster Joel Curtis realized he had blown the call.“I did underestimate the amount of rain we were going to get here. I was thinking somewhere over an inch, and the last 6-hour total that I checked was 2.57 inches. So it’s really been coming down.”That rain fell between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m., triggering two major slides in Sitka — one of them possibly deadly — and several smaller slides.Curtis is the Warning and Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Juneau. He was in Sitka anyway for a training with the Coast Guard’s Air Station Sitka, when he got pulled in first to help manage a major fuel spill over the weekend, and now this.And even though he’s not a geologist, he considers this type of mudslide to be an environmental event that starts with weather.“Just a rough estimate: It takes about 15 miles per hour to start moving a tree trunk in the wind. And the more leaves that you have on the tree, or the branches or whatever that can catch the wind, the more movement you can get on the trunk. And so if you took some alder trees that were fully leafed out at this time of year and moved them around, you could actually get the roots moving pretty quick — and that’s just one disturbance in the soil.”Other disturbances, Curtis says, include the freeze-thaw cycle — which doesn’t apply in this situation — and human activity, which does. Tuesday’s slide rolled right through a construction site, obliterating one new home and damaging another.Whatever the trigger, the day’s slides were not isolated events. It’s been happening a lot lately. Curtis, though, is not pointing a finger — yet.“This place is famous for large amounts of rainfall. So the fact that we’re having a warmer and wetter winter — and a warmer and wetter summer, if you will, because the pattern is already started — you look at that and say, Gosh there must be some correlation, because it’s happening with more and more frequency. But that also could be randomness and luck.”Working backwards over Sitka’s recent slide history, there was the Starrigavan slide in September of 2014, which wiped out a huge area of the valley’s watershed, including an extensive Forest Service habitat project. The same weather event washed out the Herring Cove Trail and a section of Harbor Mountain Road.  There was the Redoubt Lake slide in May of 2013, which buried a Forest Service recreation cabin after a Sitka couple narrowly made their escape; and there was the Beaver Lake slide in December, 2011, which toppled an old-growth forest along a popular trail. 400-700 year-old spruce trees were stacked like Lincoln Logs.And these were just the events that affected people and made news.“It’s at least somewhat elusive to say that, ‘Gosh we’re getting into a high frequency pattern because of some particular environmental effect.’ But that being said, I would sure want to correlate that to amounts of heavy precipitation. And I think a statistical study might actually lend itself to that.”Curtis says there just isn’t the science to support a conclusion between changes in weather and increased landslides — at least not at the moment. He says the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau Campus is planning to develop a landslide program, and he’s looking forward to seeing their data.Until then the National Weather Service won’t be able to issue landslide advisories or watches, unless a landslide actually happens. “For the time being,” he says, “we’re more reactive than proactive.”last_img read more

Sensex recovers almost 500 points from days low Tata Motors biggest loser

first_imgThe Sensex recouped losses in the closing hours on Friday to close at 26,398, a loss of 605 points, or 2.24 percent, from its previous close. It had lost almost 1,050 in early trade, tracking global stock, currency and commodity markets that plunged on Britain voting to leave the European Union in Thursday’s referendum.Tata Motors, Tata Steel, L&T and ICICI Bank were the top losers, with the losses ranging from 4 to 8 percent. The BSE Auto was one of the biggest sectoral losers, ending with a loss of 2.63 percent. Tata Motors and Motherson Sumi Systems losing 7.99 percent and 8.48 percent, respectively. The BSE Bankex lost 2.69 percent and the BSE IT index ended 2.13 percent lower on “Black Friday”.The NSE Nifty 50 closed above the 8,000 mark at 8,088.60, a loss of 182 points, or 2.20 percent. The day saw 45 of the 50 stocks declining, with the five gainers being GAIL (India), M&M, Asian Paints, Bajaj Auto and Cipla.Story republished with additional details at 3.30 p.m.The 30-scrip BSE Sensex recovered about 375 points from the day’s low and was trading at 26,286, a loss of 2.6 percent, at around 2.05 p.m.Story republished with additional details at 2 p.m.The Sensex had pared its losses substantially and was trading at 26,312 at around 2 p.m. as against the day’s low of 25,911.Top Sensex losers were Tata Motors, Tata Steel, ICICI Bank and Larsen &Toubro. Story republished with additional details at 2 p.m.RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has said that India is well-positioned to face the consequences of Britain leaving the European Union (EU).  “The Indian economy has good fundamentals, low short term external debt, and sizeable foreign reserves. These should stand the country in good stead in the days to come,” Rajan said in a statment on Friday.The Sensex was trading at 26,055, down 947 points, or 3.51 percent, at around 12.55 p.m. Story republished with additional details at 12.55 p.m.Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that India is in a position to deal with the consequences of Britain voting to exit the European Union in Thursday’s referendum. “We respect the referendum’s verdict. At the same time, we are also aware of its significance in the days ahead and also for the medium term.”As regards, the Indian economy, we are well prepared to deal with the short and medium term consequences of Brexit.”Our macro-economic fundamentals are sound with a very comfortable external position, a rock-solid commitment to fiscal discipline, and declining inflation. Our immediate and medium-term firewalls are solid too in the form of a healthy reserve position. “As investors look around the world for safe havens in these turbulent times, India stands out both in terms of stability and of growth. India, as you are all well aware, is amongst the fastest growing major economies in the world today,” he said in an official statement.Sensex now at 26,023, down 3.62 percent.Story republished with additional details at 11.52 a.m.The Sensex has plunged further at around 11.40 a.m. and was down 3.71 percent.Story republished at 11.40 a.m.Tata Motors pared losses partially at around 10.40 a.m. to trade with a loss of 11.33 percent at 432.70 on the BSE after plunging almost 13 percent to Rs. 425 in response to Britain exiting (Brexit) the European Union in the referendum conducted on Thursday. Tata Steel, ICICI Bank and SBI were other top Senex losers.Story republished at 10.40 a.m. with additional details.  Indian stock and currency markets fell sharply tracking global cues in response to Britain officially exiting the European Union, as is evident from the referendum results. The Sensex plunged over 1,000 points in early morning trade and was trading at 26,016, down 985 points, or 3.65 percent. The Indian rupee crossed 68 per dollar and plunged to a two-month low on Friday tracking global currency and stock markets that have crashed,  reports NDTVProfit.The British pound fell to a 31-year low in line with the bloodbath across equity, commodity and stock markets even before the results were confirmed, reports the Mint.More to follow…last_img read more

UK to engage with all Bangladeshi political parties to strengthen democracy

UK to engage with all Bangladeshi political parties to strengthen democracy

first_img-The United Kingdom (UK) has said they will “engage constructively” with all Bangladeshi political parties and their international partners to strengthen democratic accountability and capacity to hold participatory elections.The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office came up with their position in Bangladesh section of the Human Rights and Democracy Report focusing activities in 2016.The formation of the new Election Commission provides a vital opportunity to build confidence that the political process can be free and fair, said the report published on Thursday.“There was no improvement in the overall human rights situation in Bangladesh during 2016. Pressure on freedom of expression persisted and extremist attacks and sectarian violence against religious and other minority communities continued,” reads the report, a copy of which obtained by UNB.The British government said they will press for zero tolerance against “inhumane treatment and abuse” of due process in the justice system and by law enforcement agencies.“And we will encourage the Bangladeshi Government to uphold the international human rights standards it has signed up to and to keep open the space for debate and challenge, including through our support to media and civil society,” says the report.The FCO report claimed an increasing number of terrorist attacks, including at the Holey Bakery restaurant in Dhaka on July 1 last year in which 22 people died, saw the government pursue a strict “zero tolerance” approach to terrorism.It said there were allegations of extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests, torture and enforced disappearances involving Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs).The report mentioned that concerns about the treatment of women and girls remain, and the death penalty is still a legal punishment for a wide range of offences.New laws were introduced that had the potential to restrict freedom of expression, the report claimed mentioning that civil society groups have expressed concern that the Foreign Donations (Voluntary Activities) law passed in 2016 may hamper the ability of Bangladeshi NGOs to deliver vital programmes and hold government to account.In 2016, the UK urged the Bangladesh government to treat all those arrested in line with Bangladeshi law and international standards, the report mentioned.The report said the UK was also clear that there must be no impunity, irrespective of the individual circumstances of the victim or alleged perpetrator.“We encourage the government to implement fully the Supreme Court’s judgment on provisions of arrest without warrant and on interrogation on remand,” the report reads.In 2016, the High Commission supported a review on implementing the Rabat Principles and how legitimate restrictions on freedom of expression to prevent hate speech should be applied in Bangladesh.The UK also worked closely with international partners to link bloggers under threat from extremist attacks with organisations that provide shelter and support for human rights defenders.“Through the Magna Carta Fund, we supported work to draw up clear sentencing guidelines for judges,” according to the report.This will help ensure that, where the death penalty is retained, it is applied in a manner that meets international standards, a step on the path to eventual abolition.Despite impressive progress towards middle-income status and promoting gender equality, the report claimed Bangladesh continued to score poorly against some indices.It mentioned that the 2016 Global Slavery Index (GSI) placed Bangladesh 21st out of 167 countries for the estimated percentage of people living in conditions which the GSI described as modern slavery.The FCO has supported work to help UK businesses in Bangladesh meet their obligations under the UK’s Modern Slavery Act (2015).“Through our partnerships with local human rights NGOs and projects in the justice sector, the UK pressed for improved implementation of policies protecting and promoting the status and empowerment of women and girls,” the report adds.last_img read more

Cardinals NineGame Win Streak Ends in Top Five Showdown

first_img Video Highlights PDF Box Score ACC Network Extra Both teams had leadoff baserunners in the seventh that were advanced on sacrifice bunts. However, neither side was able to bring the run home sending the game to the eighth all square before the Commodores moved in front for good on a bases loaded double. Video: Zeke Pinkham Postgame Story Links The loss snaps Louisville’s (39-10) season-long nine-game winning streak and is the first nonconference loss for the Cardinals since Feb. 26. Preview After falling behind 2-0 early, the Cardinals battled back and tied the game up in the sixth. The two sides were still even heading into the eighth, when Vanderbilt (39-9) pushed a pair of runs across in each of the final two innings to secure its 12th consecutive win. Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster The Commodores found the scoreboard first on Tuesday, with a RBI groundout and run-scoring single giving Vanderbilt a 2-0 edge in the third. Eight of nine starters had at least one hit on the night for the Cardinals, led by Oriente’s 2-for-3 showing at the plate. The Cardinals had nine hits as a team, but left eight runners on base in the loss. It was more two-out work in the sixth, as Danny Oriente knotted the game up at two apiece doubling home Logan Wyatt, who had a double of his own earlier in the inning. Video: Dan McDonnell Postgame Live Stats Photo Gallery The Cardinals responded immediately with a run of their own in the bottom half after a double from Zeke Pinkham and RBI knock off the bat of Lucas Dunn with two outs. Next Game: at Virginia 5/10/2019 | 3:00 PM Michael Kirian (2-1) suffered his first loss of the season, allowing a pair of runs in just 0.2 innings of work. Jack Perkins made the start for the Cardinals, giving up two runs of his own across three innings. Adam Elliott threw 2.1 scoreless frames in relief of Perkins, while Shay Smiddy had a scoreless inning and Garrett Schmeltz retired the only two batters he faced. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In a battle of top-three teams, the third-ranked Louisville baseball team lost 6-2 against second-ranked Vanderbilt on Tuesday night at Jim Patterson Stadium in the annual Battle of the Barrel. Louisville will head on the road next for three games at Virginia starting on Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., ET in Charlottesville. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Rewatching Samurai Jack Episode 11 Jack and the Scotsman

first_imgAfter 12 years away, one of the best, most critically acclaimed cartoon series of all time, Samurai Jack, returns to television later this year with original series creator Genndy Tartakovsky at the helm. To help you get ready, Geek.com’s Aubrey Sitterson is rewatching the entire series in order.Last week I told you that Episode 11 of Samurai Jack’s first season contained one of my favorite cartoon characters ever. And now, having rewatched “Jack and the Scotsman” for the first time in years, I worry that I may have been a little bit off-base. So right here and now, please allow me to correct my earlier statement: The Scotsman is one of my favorite characters ever, in any medium or genre. What’s more, this stands up as my absolute favorite Samurai Jack episode that we’ve covered thus far.“Jack and the Scotsman” starts the way many episodes of the show do: With long, lingering, speechless shots of Jack’s travels. This episode in particular, however, really nails home the Akira Kurosawa references, as Jack’s march through a hazy, very, for lack of a better term, Asian environment is accompanied by music that is very much reminiscent of the director’s classic Yojimbo (the film upon which Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars was based). As Jack walks silently across the screen, it’s hard not to be reminded of Toshiro Mifune’s most famous character, Sanjuro.But the show soon takes a sharp turn, as that serene, Asian aesthetic comes crashing into something louder, brasher, and more rambunctious. And in doing so, Jack himself runs head-first into another hero, a swordsman who is far louder, far brasher and far, far more rambunctious. I am speaking, of course, of the Scotsman.Up until this point, Samurai Jack has presented us with only a single model for a hero in Aku’s world: Jack himself. Selfless, thoughtful, slow to anger, and of few words, Jack is a common ideal in heroic fiction, the nearly flawless warrior whose goals are righteous and whose actions are unfailingly valiant. Jack’s identity as this stoic ideal is central to how the show works, as each episode sees his peerless abilities, calm demeanor and steady hand confronted with new challenges. The Scotsman is something altogether different.While Jack is quiet, the Scotsman is loud. While the Samurai is reticent, the Scotsman is gregarious. He is brash, boastful, and quick to anger, while Jack cultivates a respectful, humble, and calm demeanor. But perhaps most importantly, the Scotsman is hilarious, as evidenced by his relentless barrage of insults – a high watermark for the series’ dialogue – including a hysterical accusation of Jack trying to look up his kilt. The Scotsman is Jack’s opposite, his mirror image in almost every significant way except for two: They are both masterful swordsmen and they are both heroes.The Scotsman represents another type heroic ideal, one that we haven’t yet seen on the show. He isn’t a kind, respectful fighter like Jack – he’s a brash, violent, hot-headed barbarian. But what’s most interesting about the Scotsman as well as this episode is what happens when the two men unsheathe their swords and go to do battle with one another: It ends in a stalemate.It would have been easy for the show’s creators to use the Scotsman as yet another hurdle for Jack to clear, a threat that is built up before Jack ultimately dismantles it. It’s like wrestling booking: A threat is introduced, you see how formidable it is, and then it gets one over on the protagonist before the hero ultimately vanquishes it, looking better and more powerful not in spite of the troubles the threat gave him, but because of them. Thematically it would have also squared with show’s ongoing meta-narrative, about the triumph of Jack’s calm, collected approach and peerless skill. But instead, the show’s creators went a much different and more interesting route: They turned the show into a buddy comedy.Not only do Jack and the Scotsman find themselves unable to defeat one another, but they are literally shackled to one another by the bounty hunters that are after them both. The pair, both of whom begin the episode thinking very little of the other, are forced to work together to survive. It’s a well-worn story but one that is given new life due to the outlandish, over-the-top duo acting it out.First it homages samurai epics, then it introduces a savage, Braveheart-esque Scottish warrior, then it becomes a buddy comedy. Beyond just containing one of my favorite characters ever, “Jack and the Scotsman” also manages to be an exquisite mash-up of some of my favorite genres and tropes, including the one that rears its head with the reveal of who’s hunting the two men: A Southern pig sheriff and a bunch of shotgun wielding alligator robots.That’s right, as if everything up until that point wasn’t enough, the episode’s climactic battle takes place in a swamp overrun with fan-boat riding Southern caricatures. It’s a ridiculous stew, a bizarre mix of influences and genres that works largely based upon the strength of the Scotsman’s character and the way everything about him is juxtaposed with Jack.The episode is a near-perfect introduction for the Scotsman, especially seeing as it gives the audience just enough to pique their interest without ever risking boring them with a character that, admittedly isn’t the most complex or well-rounded (other than his bulbous physique). It might sound odd to say, but there’s a considerable amount of restraint on display when it comes to the Scotsman, a character that, in a set of more hasty hands, could have become a major, recurring part of the series. But instead, knowing that his counterpoint to Jack’s character was best savored in small doses, they’ve chosen to dole him out more judiciously, something we can look forward to in season two.Join us next week as we discuss season one’s penultimate episode, “Jack and the Gangsters.” Watch along with us on Hulu!Aubrey Sitterson is a Los Angeles-based writer whose most recent work is the Street Fighter x G.I. Joe series from IDW, available at your local comic shop or digitally on Comixology. Follow him on Twitter or check out his website for more information!last_img read more

For the joy of reading

For the joy of reading

first_imgThe National Book Trust (NBT) is celebrating 60 years of NBT by hosting Asia’s largest book fair – New Delhi World Book Fair 2017 at Pragati Maidan from January 7 – 15. The fair will be inaugurated by Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of State for Human Resources Development (Higher Education), with Dr Pratibha Ray, noted Odia author and Jnanpith awardee as the Guest of Honour and Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of the delegation of the European Union to India as the Special Guest. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe theme of the fair this year is ‘Manushi’ which focuses on the writing on and by women. The basic idea is to project the diversity of writing by women and to bust the homogeneity of ‘women writers’. There will also be a display of portraits of 12 representative women scholars of the ancient and medieval India which have been developed for the 2017 calendar of National Book Trust. Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Chairman NBT said that Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Human Resource Development would inaugurate the Theme Pavilion on January 10. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveTo mark the occasion of 60 years of NBT, the Trust is putting up a special exhibit to showcase the their journey of promoting the culture of reading over the years. Besides the exhibit of archival photographs, a display of NBT’s best-sellers in various languages has also be arranged. The children’s pavilion will have storytelling sessions, workshops on creative writing and panel discussions organised by National Centre for Children’s Literature (NCCL) where the children will also get to interact with well known children’s authors. Over 20 countries are participating in the foreign pavilion in the Fair at Hall no 7 A,B,C. The fair also provides a platform for B2B activities for publishers form India and abroad, which includes CEOSpeak on ‘The idea and business of creating culture of reading: Experiences and challenges across societies’. Over 40 publishers will be participating in New Delhi Rights Table- a 2day event, from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Egypt, Georgia, USA, Kenya and UK.Book lovers would also get the opportunity to interact with eminent authors and literary personalities at the Authors’ Corners at Reflections (Hall no 10 – 11), Conversations (Hall no 18), Lekhak Manch (Hall no 12 – 12A), Sahitya Manch (Hall no 8), and International Events Corner (Hall 7A). Authors will engage with the visitors through reading sessions and discussions other than interactions.Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Chairman NBT, has also proposed the idea of making entry free in the book fair from the coming year to encourage enthusiasm of reading among the youth.Spread over 32000 square meters the New Delhi World Book Fair will witness the participation of nearly 800 publishes form across the country and abroad in various languages.Special highlights: Tickets to the book fair is available at over 50 metro stations in Delhi Free entry for school children and older adults Cashless transactions possible Mobile ATM available in the grounds Film screening on William Shakespeare’s plays commemorating his 400th death anniversary by he  British Council Photography exhibition on New Homelands: Indian Diaspora in the European Union Photography Exhibition on Chinese New Yearlast_img read more

State govt to outline specific roles of various depts for water resource

State govt to outline specific roles of various depts for water resource

first_imgKolkata: The state Water Resources Investigation & Development (WRI&D) department is bringing in more focus realigning the various schemes in connection with the “Jal Dharo Jal Bharo” project. The move comes in the wake of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressing her concern over depletion of the groundwater level and stressing on water conservation. The government is now contemplating a clear-cut delineation of roles of the various departments involved in water resource management. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe department of WRI&D will be the nodal department but departments like Irrigation, Agriculture and Public Health and Engineering will have specified functions in water conservation. The WRI& D department has taken up schemes linked to water conservation in a total area of 1,45000 acres land with an emphasis on the red laterite zone that comprises districts including Bankura, Jhargram, Purulia, West Midnapore, West Burdwan and parts of Birbhum. The water level is extremely low in these zones and water extraction is very difficult. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAccording to sources, as many as 13,945 schemes have been taken up for the last eight years since 2011 in the red laterite zones. 900 water harvesting tanks have been set up and 287 check dams have been built for water storage. 141 of these schemes are solar-powered. There are 12,600 other types of schemes that involve river lift irrigation, tubewells etc. A total of 3,600 schemes are being run under the World Bank aid which is popularly known as West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation. The “Jal Dharo Jal Bharo” project received a boost with the Chief Minister’s “Jaltirtha” project, a signature enterprise for the red laterite zone that was initiated in 2015. Water detention structures like ponds, tanks, rivulets have been created to hold water and steps have been taken so that it does not evaporate. “Till date, we have been doing comparatively simpler schemes in palpably visible areas. Now, we have started doing a detailed survey using a differential GPS system to identify locations with cent percent accuracy where we can create an infrastructure of water detention,” a senior official of the WRI&D department said. The department has created 995 structures like watersheds, check dams under “Jaltirtha” of which 176 have come up in Bankura, 57 in Birbhum, 75 in Jhargram, 427 in Purulia and 224 in West Midnapore. The project is also underway in the saline zones, particularly in pockets of the Sunderbans that involve both South and North 24-Parganas,” a senior official of the department added.last_img read more

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first_img Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Related Content Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 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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Carestream Health reported good response to its DRX-Mobile retrofit Kit, which quickly and affordably upgrades mobile X-ray systems to help enhance care for seriously ill or injured patients.The kit’s wireless DR detector offers clinicians immediate access to images used for diagnosis and verification of tube and line placements for patients in emergency rooms, operating rooms and the ICU. Carestream Health is the only company with software that uses a single exposure to display an enhanced companion image with more precise visualization of lines and tubes. It is also the only company whose wireless detector can be used with a mobile system and then moved to room-based imaging systems to meet workflow demands throughout the facility.U.S. healthcare providers that recently ordered the DRX-Mobile retrofit kit include: Carolinas Health Systems, Charlotte, N.C.; Marion General Hospital, Marion, Ohio; Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio; Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital, Mount Pleasant, S.C. and Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita, Kan.The optional tube and line visualization feature is available with all DRX systems and both DRX-1 and DRX-1C detectors. The retrofit kit can be integrated with GE AMX-4, GE AMX-4 Plus, Siemens Mobilett Plus, Siemens Mobilett XP, Siemens Mobilett XP Hybrid, Shimadzu MobileArt, Shimadzu MobileArt Plus and Shimadzu Evolution.For more information: www.carestreamhealth.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 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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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more center_img Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 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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Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 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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Dense Breast Group Develops Patient Education Resources in Spanish

Dense Breast Group Develops Patient Education Resources in Spanish

first_img News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more September 28, 2016 – Addressing the educational needs of an underserved and growing population, DenseBreast-info.org now provides two key Patient resource tools in Spanish, a Breast Cancer Risk Checklist and a Patient Brochure. The website addresses questions women and their healthcare providers often have about breast density – helping them to “Get Smart about Being Dense.”“DenseBreast-info.org, launched in April 2015, has become a valued educational tool to patients, healthcare providers, imaging centers and legislators. Visitors to the website hail from nearly 140 countries and we have received multiple requests to translate website content into other languages,” said DenseBreast-info’s executivedirector, JoAnn Pushkin. “In order to expand the reach of the website’s educational offerings, our first step has been translating key material into Spanish. We look forward to continued grant funding and translation of the entire website into Spanish in 2017.”The Breast Cancer Risk Checklist is designed for download so patients can track their personal risk factors, including breast density. The Patient Brochure provides Fast Facts about density and addresses questions about other common screening tools a patient may be recommended to have.Breast density notification laws have now been enacted in 27 states, encompassing 68 percent of American women.These laws require that some level of information about breast density be provided to women after their mammogram but such notification can lead to questions. According to chief scientific advisor, Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, “Forty percent of women of mammography age have dense breasts. Breast density can compromise the effectiveness of a mammogram and screening tests such as ultrasound or MRI, used in addition to mammography, substantially increase detection of early-stage breast cancer in dense breasts. Additionally, breast density increases a woman’s risk for the disease. Information about personal risk factors and breast cancer screening in dense breasts is important for all women to understand; the availability of patient content in Spanish broadens the reach of this educational resource.”The nonprofit organization’s website was developed by Pushkin, Berg, and Cindy Henke-Sarmento, a woman’s health entrepreneur/mammography technologist. Website material is extensively sourced and is the collaborative effort of breast imaging experts and medical reviewers.For more information: www.DenseBreast-info.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Breast Density | September 28, 2016 Dense Breast Group Develops Patient Education Resources in Spanish News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Related Content IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. 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 Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more read morelast_img read more

Uganda 50 years of independence amid turbulence

first_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix The vital role family plays in society 0 Comments   Share   The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) – African leaders joined thousands of Ugandans Tuesday on an airstrip in the capital of Kampala where 50 years ago Uganda announced independence from British rule.The East African country has come a long way from the days when brutal dictators were in charge, but it has not had a single peaceful transfer of power since 1962 and the potential for instability remains as opposition activists intensify their campaigns and authorities clamp down. Uganda’s population has since grown from 7 million to 34 million. The World Bank says Uganda has sustained a record of “prudent macroeconomic management and structural reform.” In 1996, at least 44 percent of Uganda’s population lived below the poverty line. By 2009, according to the World Bank, the figure had fallen to 24.5 percent.Angelo Izama, a political analyst with a Kampala-based think tank called Fanaka Kwawote, said that while Uganda has made progress on issues such as women’s rights, poverty reduction and the rule of law, the country remains in a perpetual state of political crisis.“Unfortunately, Uganda advances through crises,” Izama said. “The next crisis will be the question of succession. The oil resource has upped the ante on what succession means.”In 2006 Uganda discovered commercially viable oil deposits in the Albertine Rift, along the border with Congo, raising expectations in a country that exports mostly cash crops such as coffee and tea. Officials now estimate Uganda’s crude oil deposits at 3.5 billion barrels, the basis for Museveni’s claim last month that the country will achieve middle-income status in about 50 years. But some suspect the discovery of oil may have given Museveni a new incentive to hang on to power as well as a source of money to build and maintain that patronage networks that have enabled him to rule so long.“A number of independent and donor-funded studies have characterized today’s government of Uganda as one of neo-patrimonial rule,” the watchdog Global Witness said of Uganda shortly before Museveni was re-elected last year. “This is a system of government which is dominated by an individual leader whose personal authority is indistinguishable from that of the state and in which political power is maintained through a combination of patronage and the selective use of intimidation and force.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) “We are not yet there,” said Nicholas Opio, an independent political analyst, talking about good governance in Uganda. “We are still on the road. There are bigger questions to be asked of this government. There is an aura of paranoia on the part of the state and this paranoia is a result of the increasing unpopularity of the regime.”Henry Kyemba, an author and politician who worked for Ugandan dictator Idi Amin before fleeing to England, said the country had progressed from the days of Amin, who ruled by military decree and whose regime killed thousands of Ugandans. He describes Uganda today as hopeful despite the lack of peaceful political transitions.“That is a most unfortunate situation and we should try and reverse it,” said Kyemba, whose 1977 book about Uganda under Amin is titled “A State of Blood.”.The national celebrations Tuesday were attended by at least 15 heads of state, including two of the longest-serving leaders in Africa: Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and Yahya Jammeh of Gambia. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth was represented by Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, who in 1962 handed over the symbolic instruments of power to a young Ugandan politician who would be overthrown eight years later by the army chief, Amin. Sponsored Stories Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day President Yoweri Museveni took power by force in 1986 and has ruled since. He has not said if he intends to run in the 2016 vote, but some in the ruling party are starting to demand his retirement, saying his long stay in power hurts the party’s popularity. For opposition activists, the fact that Museveni has held power for more than half the time Uganda has been independent is reason enough to use the anniversary to demand his unconditional exit.“We have to show the whole world that there is no independence in Uganda,” said Ingrid Turinawe, a prominent political activist. “Why should we celebrate? What is there to celebrate?”Military police surrounded the home of Uganda’s top opposition leader on Monday, effectively putting Kizza Besigye out of circulation. Besigye had threatened to stage a rally in Kampala to spotlight the government’s alleged failures.David Mpanga, a lawyer for Besigye, said his client’s house has been “besieged” by police and his movements restricted. Police last Thursday fired teargas to disperse a rally called by Besigye, who was then taken into a police cell before being allowed to return to his heavily monitored home.last_img read more

InterContinental claims 28 win sweep at World Travel Awards

InterContinental claims 28 win sweep at World Travel Awards

first_imgSource = InterContinental Hotels Group InterContinental SydneyInterContinental claims 28 win sweep at World Travel AwardsInterContinental® Hotels & Resorts outdid its incredible performance at last year’s awards to scoop an amazing 28 wins at the recent World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2015 held at InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong.The brand, which is part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, also claimed one of the most coveted awards, Asia’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel Brand, for the second year in a row.InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, also took home Asia’s Leading Business Hotel Brand and Australasia’s Leading Hotel Brand for the fourth consecutive year. InterContinental hotels and resorts in Asia, Australasia and the Pacific also achieved major wins in a variety of categories.Bruce Ryde, Director of Brand Marketing for luxury and lifestyle brands, IHG, Asia, Middle East and Africa said; “With 28 wins, six more than the previous year, for both the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand and properties at such a prestigious event demonstrates how we are committed to providing our guest with exceptional experiences, whether at a luxury resort or city hotel.“InterContinental Hotels & Resorts make up a significant proportion of our development pipeline and we know that we will continue to offer award winning properties to our guests in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.”InterContinental properties in Australasia accounted for eight of the wins on the night. Including InterContinental Sydney taking home the award for Australia’s Leading Hotel.InterContinental Hotels & Resorts won the following awards at the 2015 WTA Asia & Australasia:InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Brand:Asia’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel BrandAsia’s Leading Business Hotel BrandAustralasia’s Leading Hotel BrandProperties in Asia:InterContinental Sanya Haitang Bay Resort, China – China’s Leading Family ResortInterContinental Grand Stanford, Hong Kong – Hong Kong’s Leading Business HotelInterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, Thailand – Asia’s Leading Beach Resort/Thailand’s Leading Beach ResortInterContinental Bangkok, Thailand – Thailand’s Leading Business HotelInterContinental Hua Hin Resort, Thailand – Thailand’s Leading ResortInterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam – Asia’s Leading Hotel Dining & Entertainment Experience/Asia’s Leading Luxury Resort/Vietnam’s Leading Resort/Vietnam’s Leading Spa ResortIntercontinental Asiana Saigon, Vietnam – Asia’s Leading City Hotel/Vietnam’s Leading Conference HotelIntercontinental Nha Trang, Vietnam – Asia’s Leading New HotelInterContinental Hanoi Westlake, Vietnam – Vietnam’s Leading Business HotelInterContinental Bali Resort, Indonesia – Bali’s Leading MICE HotelInterContinental Manila, Philippines – Philippines’ Leading Business HotelInterContinental Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Malaysia’s Leading Hotel Suite (Presidential Suite)Properties in Australasia:InterContinental Sydney, Australia – Australasia’s Leading Business Hotel/Australia’s Leading Hotel/Australasia’s Leading Executive Club Lounge (Club InterContinental)InterContinental Wellington, New Zealand – Australasia’s Leading Conference Hotel/New Zealand’s Leading Hotel Suite (Presidential Suite)InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, French Polynesia – Australasia’s Leading Spa Resort/French Polynesia’s Leading Spa ResortInterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa, French Polynesia – French Polynesia’s Leading Resort InterContinental Hotels & Resortslast_img read more

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first_imgNew York, NY — Qantas, the Australian airline, remains committed to First Class service on its trunk routes, according to an official of the airline who spoke with Elite Traveler during a visit to New York.Rohan W. Garnett, Vice President, Leisure Sales, North America, said the company has recently re-introduced First Class service on its Hong Kong flights. Due to the weak economy, Qantas has been operating some of its four class 747-400s (First, Business, Premium Economy, Economy) by selling only Business, Premium Economy and Economy and using the First Class cabin to provide business class service.Garnett said there have been no changes to the First Class product on the airline’s fleet of Airbus A380s which now feature a daily service from Los Angeles. He also said the airline remains committed to continuing with First Class service on routes served by the A380. No decisions have been made on configuration for Boeing 787s when the new plane enters the fleet.A 15-year veteran of the airline who also spent time on assignment to partner British Airways, Garnett said the airline remains focused on offering a high-quality First Class product. “If you’re in it, it’s all or nothing,” he said.Roundtrip First Class tickets from the U.S. to Australia run as high as $25,000, and the airline starts the experience with First Hosts who meet customers curbside, escort them to check-in and then personally bring them through priority security and to the lounge.In Sydney and Melbourne, Marc Newom-designed lounges feature full concierge service, an a la carte restaurant with Neil Perry menu and a Payot day spa.The First Class cabin on the A380s has been very popular with 14 suite-style swivel seats that convert into an 83.5 inch long bed. The seat includes an ottoman that converts to a companion seat, electronically controlled dividers for maximum privacy and a 17 inch Panasonic entertainment screen with over 1,000 on-demand entertainment programs.Business Class on the A380 features an enhanced version of the 747-400 seat that also converts to a fully flat bed with an 80 inch length.Garnett said the airline’s flights to Buenos Aires and San Francisco on its 747-400s will continue to be sold in three classes with no decision yet on when First Class will be offered again. “We review it on a route by route basis,” he said.www.qantas.comlast_img read more

by The Associated Press Posted Nov 30 2018 5

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Nov 30, 2018 5:04 am PDT In this Nov. 28, 2018, photo, Chinese actor Jiang Jinfu is transported from a police station in Tokyo. Japanese police said Friday, Nov. 30 they have arrested the Chinese actor on suspicion of assaulting his former girlfriend, causing her injuries. (Kyodo News via AP) TOKYO — A Chinese movie actor has been arrested in Japan on suspicion of assaulting his then-girlfriend, causing injuries that police say required four weeks of treatment.Jiang Jinfu, 27, was detained Wednesday after he turned himself in at a central Tokyo police station, police confirmed Friday. Authorities already had an arrest warrant for him after a 25-year-old woman filed a complaint about the alleged assault, prompting an investigation.Jiang, who is known for his leading role in the 2012 film “Xuan-Yuan Sword: Scar of Sky,” apologized to his followers on the Weibo microblogging service, saying in the Nov. 20 post that he had been living in remorse and felt ashamed about his behaviour, adding that he would take responsibility and accept the punishment.His arrest has caused a storm on social media in China. Several Chinese celebrities described Jiang as warm and sincere, and some said they would wait for the truth to come out, prompting outrage and discussion of violence against women.According to police, Jiang allegedly beat her on the face, arms and shoulders on Oct. 12. The couple lived together at his Tokyo apartment at the time but then apparently broke up, police said. Japanese media have reported that Jiang has been in Tokyo since April to study Japanese.The South China Morning Post newspaper in Hong Kong identified the woman as Japanese model Haruka Nakaura. She posted her own photos purportedly showing bruised cheeks and upper arms on Instagram.Japanese police refused to identify the woman, citing privacy.___This story has been corrected to say South China Morning Post is a Hong Kong newspaper.The Associated Press China actor arrested in Tokyo in alleged abuse of girlfriend AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

BoC looking at extension to market relisting

BoC looking at extension to market relisting

first_imgBy Angelos AnastasiouA short extension to the suspension of the trading of its shares or its delisting are the only two options available to Bank of Cyprus (BoC) at the moment, head of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) Demetra Kalogerou said yesterday.Kalogerou said that before the BoC could be relisted on the stock exchange, the bank needed to publish an offering circular disclosing the latest financial and other vital information – such as prospects and risks facing the bank – to investors.Trading in BoC shares was suspended last April following the March Eurogroup decisions for a nine-month period, ending this month.Kalogerou said that the bank has missed the deadline for publishing an offering circular – a precondition for the Commission to consider relisting the issuer – as the Commission needed to evaluate its contents before referring the request to the CySEC board to decide on whether to relist the bank.“There are a number of actions to be carried out before the share can be relisted,” Kalogerou said. “For example, the stock exchange register must be updated – it still lists the old company shareholders.”As a result, the Commission head conceded that the initial plan’s nine-month suspension provision was no longer applicable and must be revised. “Now we need to talk to the bank and find out what their timeframes are – if there are timeframes – so that we can decide on the way forward.”The Commission has requested a meeting with BoC officials, set to take place within the next few days, in order to seek clarification of the bank’s intentions and action plan.“If they intend to act in a timely way, we can grant a reasonable extension of the suspension period before considering relisting,” Kalogerou said.“Otherwise, the only other option is to delist the company completely.”The CySEC chairwoman declined to offer specifics on how long a ‘reasonable’ extension may be, though she confirmed that it would be less than six months.Kalogerou conceded that although a nine-month suspension of trading was “unheard of” for the Cyprus Stock Exchange, “extraordinary circumstances warranted such suspension.”“Such extraordinary circumstances may still apply, and that’s why we are ready to consider an extension,” she explained.The initial nine-month window is set to close at the end of January and one way or another CySEC has to make a decision.Following Kalogirou’s statements, sources from inside the BoC claimed to be “not worried” about the issue. The bank said it has already completed many of the actions requested by CySEC, and is currently in the process of finalising the remaining items.With regard to the offering circular, characterized as a “thorny issue”, the bank sources said it is “bound to take some time” because of the enormous changes that occurred throughout last year.However they expressed confidence that the issue will be resolved and the bank will provide all the necessary information at the meeting with the CySEC on Friday.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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