Solitary confinement bill passes in Senate with changes supported by 100 lawyers

first_imgOTTAWA — A bill that aims to end solitary confinement has passed in the Senate with a number of amendments — changes a large group of lawyers and law societies say are necessary to ensure the bill stays on the right side of the law.Senators passed Bill C-83 at third reading Wednesday, complete with a package of amendments including adding judicial oversight to decisions about isolating prisoners, more supports for inmates with mental illnesses and community-based options for rehabilitating Indigenous people and members of other vulnerable populations. Now, it will be up to the Liberal government to decide whether to accept the proposed changes. More than 100 legal experts say the bill would be unconstitutional if passed without the amendments.“It has already been decided in two separate decisions (in B.C. and Ontario courts) that segregation without a cap and without independent oversight violates the Charter,” the lawyers wrote in a letter sent to senators this week.“With respect, we submit that passing a bill while knowing full well that it is unconstitutional is not only a waste of taxpayers’ money, but it also raises questions regarding Canada’s commitment to the rule of law.”Last October, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale announced Bill C-83 would end the practice of segregating federal prisoners who pose risks to security or to themselves.Inmates who do pose risks would instead be moved to new “structured intervention units,” where they are supposed to get better programming and mental-health care, and more contact with other people.In their letter, the lawyers say they believe these new units are solitary confinement under a different name — a concern that has been echoed by a number of human-rights organizations.The lawyers and legal scholars who signed the letter are urging the government to pass the bill with the amendments made by the Senate committee that studied the issue.“We believe that these amendments transform what was a meaningless bill into a document that has the potential to make some positive changes in the lives of prisoners and uphold Canada’s international human rights obligations.”Sen. Kim Pate, who sponsored many of the changes and who has been a lifelong advocate for prisoners’ rights, said she remains optimistic the Liberal government will accept the revisions.But if the changes that would have judges examine isolation decisions are not accepted, she said it will remain unconstitutional.“I think the amendments will be recognized for what they are — that they actually strengthen the legislation, they help the government pursue their very laudable stated objectives of the bill and my hope is that they will be accepted.”Goodale’s spokesperson, Scott Bardsley, said the minister will announce the government’s response to the Senate’s amendments within days.But he also said the minister vigorously disagrees that Bill C-83 just preserves solitary confinement under a different name, and stressed the new intervention units will be qualitatively different: inmates will be legally entitled to meaningful human contact every day, and programs and rehabilitation will be provided.As for judicial oversight, Bardsley said having isolation decisions reviewed by judges on a routine basis “would be a considerable and unnecessary burden on the court system.”“C-83 not only creates a new way of managing inmates who need to be separated for safety reasons, it also creates meaningful external review of those placements,” Bardsley said.Independent external decision-makers will be added to review cases if inmates don’t get their minimum hours out of their cells or minimum hours of meaningful human contact within a prescribed time period.Teresa Wright, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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North MCD razed newlybuilt mohalla clinic alleges AAP

first_imgNew Delhi: The AAP government on Thursday said that a “newly-built” mohalla clinic was allegedly demolished by the BJP-led North MCD. While, the Municipal Body claimed that they stopped the work of the building of the clinic and no demolishment was done. Varsha Joshi, North MCD Commissioner, said that the clinic at Har Dayal Singh Road in Karol Bagh area was being set-up “without any no-objection certificate (NOC)”. “Our Junior Engineer (JE) went to the spot and told the contractor to stop the construction; there was no demolition,” said Varsha Joshi. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe move drew prompt reaction from AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who took to Twitter to express his displeasure.”People shud remember this when they go out to vote in Delhi. Del govt constructed this mohalla clinic. BJP led MCD demolished it today(sic),” he wrote on the micro-blogging site while sharing the tweet of a senior official. The government official had also shared pictures of the mohalla clinic site where the action was taken.last_img read more

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Sensex rebounds 490 points to close above 39k Nifty reclaims 11700 mark

first_imgMumbai: Snapping its three-session losing streak, benchmark BSE Sensex surged 490 points Wednesday as investors piled into finance, energy and IT stocks ahead of expiry of derivatives contracts. Index heavyweight Reliance Industries, HDFC and HDFC Bank accounted for almost half of the Sensex’s gains. Markets were propelled by short covering ahead of expiry of April futures and options contracts Thursday amid positive global cues, analysts said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAfter starting on a positive note, indices were boosted by a burst of buying towards the fag-end. The BSE Sensex soared 489.80 points, or 1.27 per cent, to close at 39,054.68. The broader NSE Nifty climbed 150.20 points, or 1.30 per cent, to 11,726.15. In the Sensex pack, HCL Tech spurted 3.40 per cent, followed by ONGC, IndusInd Bank, Yes Bank, Bharti Airtel, HDFC, RIL, Bajaj Finance, SBI, HDFC Bank and TCS. On the other hand, Tata Motors, Hero MotoCorp, Coal India, PowerGrid, Maruti, Axis Bank and NTPC fell up to 3.33 per cent. “Despite mixed signals from global markets, and worries domestically on growth and elections, Indian markets rallied almost 1.3 per cent. After three straight days of losses in the Nifty, the headline index delivered strong gains led by financials and tech, while autos continued to drag.last_img read more

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Security Council tells UN Mission in DR Congo to step up protection

22 December 2008The Security Council today told United Nations peacekeepers in strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to prioritize the protection of civilians, including humanitarian personnel, as the number of attacks on aid workers, some of them deadly, passed 100 since the start of 2008. “As we pass this awful threshold of 100 reported attacks on aid workers in the DRC this year, I insist in the strongest terms that all the armed groups operating in that country, including the national army, ensure the safety of these essential staff, not least for the sake of the people they are desperately trying to help,” UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes said in a separate statement.At the same time, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s special envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Olusegun Obasanjo has described talks he is leading between the DRC Government and a leading rebel group in the east, where an upsurge in fighting has driven over 250,000 more people from their homes since August, as both difficult and encouraging.In unanimously adopted resolutions the Council extended the mandate of the 20,000-strong UN Mission in DRC, known by its French acronym MONUC, for another year until 31 December 2009, and renewed until 30 November 2009, sanctions intended to stem the illicit flow of weapons into the DRC and the illicit export of mineral resources that fuel the rebel groups. The Council condemned the mainly Tutsi rebel Congrès national pour la Défense du people (CNDP) for repeated military offensives which have caused massive displacement of populations in North Kivu province, and the illegal presence of the mainly Hutu Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda (FDLR) which it said “represent one of the primary causes for the conflict in the region.” It also denounced attacks by the rebel Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Orientale Province and the resumption of hostilities by illegal armed groups in Ituri province.It expressed “extreme concern at the deteriorating humanitarian and human rights situation,” condemned “the targeted attacks against the civilian population, sexual violence, recruitment of child soldiers and summary executions,” and stressed the urgent need for the DRC Government in cooperation with MONUC and other actors to end abuses carried out by militias, armed groups, and elements of the Government army, police and security services.The Council called on MONUC, using “all necessary means within the limits of its capacity” and working in close cooperation with the DRC Government, to make the protection of civilians, including aid workers, a priority, contribute to improved security for the provision of humanitarian aid, and assist the voluntary return of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).The Mission is to deter the use of force by any armed group, foreign or Congolese, coordinate operations with the Government army’s integrated brigades and support operations led by these brigades to disarm recalcitrant local and foreign armed groups to ensure their participation in the disarmament, demobilization, repatriation, resettlement and reintegration processes.The Council stressed the importance of MONUC implementing the mandate fully, “including through robust rules of engagement,” and called on the Mission to strengthen its efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence, “including through training for the Congolese security forces,” in light of the scale and severity of such abuses by armed elements.It also urged the DRC and Rwandan Governments to take concrete steps to defuse tensions and reiterated its demand that all armed groups, in particular the CNDP, the FDLR and the LRA, immediately stop recruiting and using children and release all children associated with them.Reporting on the “dialogue” he is facilitating between the DRC Government and the CNDP, Mr. Obasanjo noted that the CNDP had refused to sign a draft cessation of hostilities agreement to strengthen unilateral ceasefire declarations already made by both sides and declined to recommit itself to its own unilateral ceasefire.Instead it alleged that the Government army had occupied positions from which it had voluntarily withdrawn under its own ceasefire. But investigations by mediators proved the allegations to be unfounded, Mr. Obasanjo said. Both sides, however, confirmed their continued commitment to the dialogue and are scheduled to hold their next meeting on 7 January. read more

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UN system leaders review development parameters of Monterrey Consensus

The World Bank is concerned about the imbalances in the global system especially in instances in which defence spending reached $800 billion, but development assistance only $56 billion, James Wolfensohn said today in the first address by a World Bank President to the United Nations General Assembly.The statistics were troubling when some $800 billion was spent on defence budgets and only $56 billion on official development assistance (ODA), an amount topped by migrant worker remittances of $80 billion, he said on the second day of the Assembly’s two-day ministerial dialogue on financing for development.The Assembly’s work, debates and discussions on such issues as sustainable development, poverty eradication and the environment following the development summit that took place in Monterrey, Mexico, in March 2002 had given international financial institutions a good idea of where implementation of Monterrey stood, Mr. Wolfensohn said.The World Bank, or the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, was created at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, in 1945 to help finance the reconstruction of post-war Europe and made its first loan in 1947. The stated goals of the Washington, D.C.-based institution since then have been to strengthen national economies and expand markets in the effort to reduce poverty.Mr. Wolfensohn spoke after UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the Assembly that almost $200 billion in resources had moved to rich countries from poor countries last year.The other Bretton Woods institution, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), works mainly on balance of payments and currency stability problems.IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler told the Assembly the prospects of recovery for advanced economies have been improving.”This is good news for emerging market and developing countries, as well, which have also benefited from a supportive financial market environment,” he said.One of the risks remaining, however, was the world economy’s excessive dependence on the United States, which has given rise to current account imbalances, he said.Mr. Köhler said he believed that correcting those imbalances in an orderly manner should be the primary objective of international economic policy. He recommended a cooperative approach that would involve all major countries and regions in strengthening the domestic forces of growth, especially in Europe and Japan.”Sound and sustained global growth remains the single most important condition for making decisive progress in the fight against poverty,” he said.As a partner in working on the Monterrey Consensus, “we are strengthening the framework of rules for the global economy, in collaboration with public and private sector institutions, by developing and implementing international standards and codes,” Mr. Köhler said.Speaking at the outset of today’s session, General Assembly President Julian Hunte of St. Lucia called for a pragmatic discussion so that a realistic assessment could be made of progress made “and the urgency with which we must proceed with the tasks ahead.””There are nascent and encouraging signs pointing towards the resolution of the debt crisis, with ideas such as a ‘comprehensive statutory approach to restructuring the external debt of governments’ and the use of collective action clauses now being discussed,” he said.”For their part, many developing countries and countries with economies in transition are working towards the creation of an enabling environment at the national level, by strengthening economic governance and enhancing democratic participation, as called for in the Monterrey Consensus.”Civil strife, military conflict and lack of basic health care were among the factors hindering development in some of the most vulnerable populations, Mr. Hunte said.He questioned whether the United Nations system, for its part, was positioned to have an adequate impact on the development funding process. “To arrive at pertinent answers,” he asked whether the donor agencies were improving their coherency and efficiency and whether an adequate effort was being made to engage civil society and the private sectors nationally and internationally.”And in respect of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) – what should be their role in tracing progress made and proposing further steps for implementing the commitments and agreements made at Monterrey?” he said.Mark Malloch Brown, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), said today’s world was more unequal and more insecure than ever.In a world of six billion people, one billion owned 80 per cent of global wealth, while another one billion struggled to survive on less than $1 per day, he said.Poverty on this scale was no longer inevitable, Mr. Malloch Brown said, because the world possessed the means to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of halving poverty, removing hunger, educating every boy and girl and stemming the global crisis in health care and the environment by 2015.What was too often missing was the political will to accomplish these goals, he said.UNDP was working to coordinate, through the resident coordinator system at the country level, the Common Country Assessments (CCA) and UN Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAF), Mr. Malloch Brown said. UNDP was also working closely with the World Bank to integrate the MDGs into Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) that the government of each country could claim and implement.ECOSOC President Gert Rosenthal of Guatemala said he was convinced that the Conference on Financing for Development in Monterrey was the most significant contribution the United Nations had made to the development effort in its history.Only the United Nations was capable of bringing together so many Heads of State and Government at the same time and, perhaps, only the United Nations could have elaborated as lucid a road map for development as the Monterrey Consensus.That Consensus had surpassed mere rhetoric in setting out what must be done, who had to do it, how domestic and international responsibilities should interact and how to organize for proper implementation, Mr. Rosenthal said. It offered clear guidelines for policymakers at the national and international levels, as well as a follow-up mechanism that the Assembly should now refine.The first ECOSOC post-Monterrey meeting with the Bretton Woods institutions last spring emphasized increasing coherence, cooperation and coordination in the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus, he said.The accent on partnerships reflected the spirit of cooperation in the Charter of the United Nations, Mr. Rosenthal said.World Trade Organization (WTO) Deputy Director-General Francisco Thompson-Flores said the setback in the Cancún Round of trade negotiations in September 2002 proved to be a disappointment, but was not a collapse.WTO was already exploring ways to move forward; the first step being to identify the areas of greatest difficulty at Cancún and to get people discussing them again, he said.Rubens Ricupero, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), said that one of the most important aspects of the process that produced the Monterrey Consensus was its holistic approach to the problems of financing development.It had not, however, provided a blueprint that guaranteed economic development, he said. It was not a point of arrival, but a point of departure for an ongoing process that must keep abreast of the rapid changes in the global economy.In assessing the progress made so far, it was important to bear in mind that the impetus for Monterrey was the negative net resource transfers by many Latin American countries in the aftermath of the 1980s debt crisis – what had come to be called the “lost decade” of development.This year was likely to be the seventh year the world would experience negative net flows of financial resources from developing to developed countries, thereby suggesting the world may be in another “lost decade,” he said. read more

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No 3 Oregon rolls past UC Riverside 9444

MORAGA, Calif. — Ruthy Hebard scored 19 points, and No. 3 Oregon coasted to a 94-44 victory over UC Riverside on Friday in the opener of the Saint Mary’s Thanksgiving Classic.The Ducks (5-0) led 52-18 at halftime on their way to another lopsided win. They entered with a 33-point average margin of victory, their closest game being a two-point victory over then-No. 18 Syracuse on Nov. 10.Hebard went 8 for 9 from the field while playing just 18 minutes. Most of Oregon’s starters were out by the fourth quarter.Sabrina Ionescu, a preseason All-American guard who attended nearby Miramonte High School in Orinda, had 14 points, six rebounds and six assists. Satou Sabally added 17 points for Oregon.UC Riverside (2-4) was led by Lauryn Pointer’s nine points. The Highlanders had trouble in the first half handling the Ducks’ pressure defence, committing nine turnovers, and shot just 35 per cent (8 for 23) from the floor over the first two quarters.BIG PICTUREOregon: The Ducks did a nice job maintaining their edge and taking care of business despite another no-doubter victory.UC Riverside: The Highlanders are trying to get ready for Big West play, but are taking their lumps with a challenging nonconference schedule that also included road games at Southern California, BYU and Oklahoma State.UP NEXTOregon plays its second game in the Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday against tournament host Saint Mary’s.UC Riverside plays Saturday against Milwaukee, which arrived in Moraga having dropped three of its first four.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Joe Stiglich, The Associated Press read more

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Van Gogh mystery finally solved as man with a friendly smile identified

Van Gough was sent to the asylum after he cut off his ear Art historians have scratched their heads for decades over the identity of the friendly-looking young man in one of Van Gogh’s most celebrated paintings.The troubled artist painted one of his best works in the grounds of the mental asylum Saint-Paul-de-Mausol, where he was sent after he cut off his ear.The friendly-looking young sitter for ‘Portrait of a Gardener’, which is now held in Rome’s Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, has been identified by British art historian and Van Gogh expert Martin Bailey.It appears he was a 28-year-old gardener from a working-class family, who was likely to have become a friend of Van Gogh’s while he tended the gardens in the grounds of the asylum.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––The art historian unearthed a previously unpublished note by the grandson of an orderly who worked at the hospital in 1889-90, who wrote about the painting.François Poulet worked at the asylum as an orderly and carriage driver and often accompanied Van Gogh outside the walls to paint the Provençal landscape. The painting was stolen by gunmen in 1998 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “On 10 May 1890 his wife had their first child, a girl called Adeline, who died just five days later. The death occurred the day before Van Gogh’s departure from the asylum, so the artist may never have learned about the traumatic loss suffered by his friend.”Mr Bailey described the painting as “the finest [portrait] painted by Van Gogh at the asylum.”The painting has a dramatic past; first exhibited in 1908 it was described as picturing a “farmer, peasant or harvester”, and it was stolen from the Rome gallery by masked gunmen in 1998.A few weeks later, it was recovered by the Carabinieri art squad, wrapped up in a blanket and hidden in a nearby apartment.  His grandson, Louis, wrote that his grandfather told him the portrait depicts “Jean Barral (1861-1942)”.Looking at French records, Mr Bailey found a man matching that description who worked as a gardener in the area, and was “highly likely” to have done gardening and landscaping work in the grounds of the asylum. The young man, born to a travelling basket-weaver, would have been 28 at the time the portrait was painted, and his family lived for generations just outside the asylum.Mr Bailey, who is currently co-curating a Van Gogh exhibiton for the Tate Britain, wrote in the Art Newspaper: “In the portrait Jean looks the epitome of youthful optimism, but tragedy was about to strike.  Van Gough was sent to the asylum after he cut off his earCredit: The Courtauld Gallery, London The painting was stolen by gunmen in 1998 read more

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Column The idea my daughter would see me waste away was the

first_imgIN SEPTEMBER 2011, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, three weeks before my 44th birthday. Following the revelation that I had an elevated PSA of 9 out of 10 and a biopsy result revealing a Gleeson score (measuring the aggressiveness of a cancer) of 9.5 out of 10, I thought my goose was cooked.The news was presented to me in the Mater Hospital just 18 months after my mother passed away from ovarian cancer and 14 years since my father died of lung cancer. I had an uncle and a cousin (father and daughter) also battling cancer at the time. So I was under no illusions about the predicament I found myself in and what could lie ahead.Between the experiences of my parents’ cancers and my discouraging PSA and Gleeson scores, all that remained was to have an MRI and bone scans that would confirm whether and to what extent the cancer had spread beyond my prostate gland. This measurement, I reasoned, would give me an indication of how long I would be given to live. My late father had been given three months but he only got half that.The waiting gameThere would be a few weeks between diagnosis, having the scans and getting the results. The longest, darkest time of my life. While I had no fear of death, the prospect of my 6-year-old daughter seeing me waste away and die, and then grow up without me, was by far the worst aspect of the whole cancer experience. Recalling it today still has an effect on me.So, with my troubling diagnosis delivered and a waiting period for scan results ahead, the task at hand was to educate myself about my cancer. The first port of call was the Daffodil Centre in the Mater Hospital. I was still in shock from my diagnosis so it was all a bit surreal. But in the Daffodil Centre I spoke to an Irish Cancer Society volunteer, the first person outside my family to whom I uttered the dreaded words “I’ve just been diagnosed with cancer”. She was very sympathetic and supportive, as much as you can be. It’s not an easy thing to do, reassuring someone whose world is imploding.Given the severity of my diagnosis and memories of my parents’ cancers, I was not receptive to what you might call ‘false hope’. I just wanted the facts, without sugar coating. I believed that time to indulge platitudes and clichés was a luxury I did not have.I left the Daffodil Centre with an armful of Irish Cancer Society information booklets on the various aspects of prostate cancer, its various treatments and their side effects. While making for grim reading, the booklets told me everything I needed to know about my cancer and how it would be treated, from a medical perspective at least. I now knew what to expect and, as it turned out, what I read was all borne out by experience. The information was accurate and it helped me to prepare for what lay ahead.Preparing for deathConvinced that I was going to die from my cancer in the not-too-distant future, I was most concerned with how I would deal with it mentally, preparing myself and my family for what I believed to be my probable death.The prostate nurse and Daffodil volunteer had both strongly advised me to ring the Irish Cancer Society helpline, to talk to somebody about my diagnosis and what lay ahead for me. It is a very difficult thing, to pick up a phone for the first time to ask for support with your shiny new cancer diagnosis. How do you start a conversation like that? When I mustered up the nerve to ring the Cancer Helpline, I spoke to Margaret.It was Margaret who managed to give me a sliver of hope to cling to. I explained my PSA, Gleeson and family history, expressing my belief that the odds of survival were not in my favour. Margaret was very good at her job because she did not respond with hackneyed platitudes that would just have alienated me. Margaret explained to me the concept of a cancer that is “locally advanced”. Even with my exceptionally high PSA/Gleeson scores it was still plausible that my cancer could be confined to the prostate gland. If the MRI and bone scan results confirmed this, then the odds for my survival would improve significantly.So “locally advanced” was my new favourite buzz word. It was the one good card I held in what was really a crappy hand. Before finishing the call, Margaret offered to put me through to a volunteer from Men Against Cancer (MAC), a support group of men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. My head was still reeling so I didn’t take Margaret up on it at the time, though I have since had a good deal of contact with MAC.The power of supportMargaret advised me to contact the ARC Cancer Support Centre in Eccles Street, where they ran free yoga classes for men with or recovering from prostate cancer. The yoga would help to prepare me for my surgery and I’d also get to meet men who have already been through the process. Ringing the doorbell was another milestone, since presenting yourself as ‘a cancer patient’ takes some getting used to. But once I did I was glad of it. I spoke to some ARC volunteers who had personal experience of cancer and I booked myself in for a yoga session.It was at ARC that I learned of other men who had similarly high PSA/Gleeson scores and survived.  By now, I was beginning to hope that maybe, just maybe, my diagnosis might not be a death sentence after all.A couple of weeks later, I was called in to the Rapid Access Prostate Clinic in the Mater, for the results of my MRI and bone scans – the moment of truth. The news was what I hadn’t dared to hope for – there was no evidence of cancer cells outside my prostate gland. My cancer was “locally advanced”.Since being diagnosed with cancer I have maintained that you would be amazed at what you can be grateful for. Being informed that I had a large, malignant tumour in my prostate but nowhere else in my body was like winning the lottery. It ranks as one of the best days of my life, when the chances of my being around to see my daughter grow up improved.A few weeks later, I’d had my surgery and within a week of being discharged from hospital, I was at the Prostate Cancer Patients Conference in Croke Park, hosted by MAC and the Irish Cancer Society. Here, I got to meet many more survivors and their loved ones. Such gatherings are truly remarkable for the wisdom and love of life to be seen and felt.The wonder and opportunities in lifeIt is now 17 months since my diagnosis and I am cancer free. I have quarterly tests and consultations to monitor my recovery. So far, so good. In these 17  months, I have changed. The experience of confronting the prospect of your own death is transformative and life is never the same afterwards. While the cancer could return, I could also be hit by a bus or choke on a chicken bone. I now appreciate that life is just a temporary little arrangement and I will die eventually. That is a certainty that everyone lives with, even those among us who don’t really ‘get it’.I don’t know how or when I will shuffle off this immortal coil. What I do know is I am damned if I’m going to spend whatever time I have left in this world in fear of what may or may not happen. The clichés we take for granted like “life’s not a dress rehearsal” take on renewed meaning.Six months after returning to my job of nine years, following my treatment, I decided I was too much in my comfort zone. It was not where I wanted to be, after being been given a second chance, with a life ahead of me to be lived as master of my own destiny. So I packed in my permanent, pensionable job during a recession to go out on my own as an IT project manager. It’s a risk but “feel the fear and do it anyway” is another cliché that has new meaning for me now.The things we regret most are more often than not the things we never did, whether from fear of the unknown or being stuck in a rut. Surviving cancer and getting a second chance is liberating and an opportunity not to be squandered. It’s a pity that human nature is such that, for most people, it often takes survival of something terrifying to truly see the wonder and opportunities in life.I now feel a duty to give something back, such was the effect of the support I received from good people in the Irish Cancer Society, ARC, MAC, the medical and nursing staff in the Mater hospital and, most of all, my fellow prostate cancer patients and survivors. There is also the memory of my late parents, an uncle who since lost his battle with cancer and all other cancer patients and their families.Coming from the dark place I was in 17 months ago, I continue to be amazed at what I can be grateful for.Tom Molloy is an IT project manager and prostate cancer survivor.  He blogged about his experience of prostate cancer at ww.tommolloy.com. For more information please call the Irish Cancer Society on 1800 200 700. To get involved in Daffodil Day this year please call 1850 60 60 60. Column: ‘I was in work one day and diagnosed with cancer the next’>Read: ‘Cancer leaves you feeling harder on the outside and softer on the inside’ – Áine Lawlor>last_img read more

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Hellenic Initiative launches in Australia

first_imgA $300 a head dinner in Melbourne on June 3 will celebrate the much-anticipated inauguration of The Hellenic Initiative Australia.The Hellenic Initiative (THI) was first established in the United States in 2012 to assist crisis relief and encourage business entrepreneurship in Greece.Since its conception, THI has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars to NGOs in Greece which provide assistance to some of those most severely affected by the economic crisis, along with venture capital programs. The organisation’s funds are provided by hundreds of US-based donors.THI’s executive director Mark Arey visited Melbourne and Sydney in March in preparation for the launch of its Australian arm.Darwin-born Andrew Liveris, president and CEO of the Dow Chemical Company and chair of THI in the United States, will host the dinner in association with ANZ.THI’s board members include solicitor and chair of South Sydney NRL club Nick Pappas who will give a keynote address at the event. Also giving presentations will be the organisation’s program director in Athens, Michael Printzos, and THI Australia board member Peter Abraam.For further information email event@thehellenicinitiative.com.au or call 03 9021 8967. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Spain vs Argentina Messi out injured

first_imgArgentina have announced that Lionel Messi will not be participating in their upcoming international friendly against Spain after suffering another injury setback, according to 101GreatGoalsThe Argentina captain was notably absent from the side in their 2-0 over Italy at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on Friday night with an adductor problem.Messi had resumed training with the rest of the national side at Real Madrid’s training ground, at the beginning of this week, for Argentina friendly against Spain at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.However, the 30 year-old has now suffered a further setback and Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has decided that it is not worth risking his captain in a friendly and has withdrawn Messi from the final squad.Other notable absentees for Argentina are Angel Di Maria, who is injured himself, and Serie A duo Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi, who were not called up by Sampaoli for the national side.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Manchester City’s David Silva will be absent for Spain due to personal reasons, while Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso is expected to make his international debut for Spain.last_img read more

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Melco to eliminate plastics increase recycling at Asian IRs after joining global

first_img Load More RelatedPosts Melco International Development grants Evan Winkler HK$269 million share options Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited has promised to eliminate all single-use plastic bottles from its Asian-based resorts and corporate offices by the end of 2020, as well as expanding its recycling program, after becoming a signatory to The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment program.The program, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment, is a global initiative to eliminate plastics waste and pollution. In an announcement, Melco said it is committed to reducing the use of problematic plastics and promoting a circular economy across its global operations, including at its Macau IRs – City of Dreams Macau, Studio City and Altira Macau – at City of Dreams Manila and at its offices in Hong Kong, Macau, the Philippines and Japan.The company plans to remove 100% of single-use plastic bottles at all employee areas by the end of this year and from all guest areas by the end of next, including amenity kits, garbage bags, plastic bottles, straws, disposable F&B containers and utensils. Melco added that it will have completed the process of identifying non-reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by mid-2019 and will “further develop an execution plan” to address each of these by 2025.“As a leading integrated resort operator and responsible corporate citizen, it is our duty to take concrete action by helping resolve some of the key environmental threats facing communities around us, in Macau and beyond,” said Melco Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho. “We believe we need to leave our environment in a better state for the next generation and Melco is thoroughly committed to doing its part.” JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Evan Winkler appointed President as Melco Resorts implements latest management overhaullast_img read more

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HMWSSB slammed as water leakage not fixed

first_imgSeethaphalmandi: The leakage at the drinking water pipeline near Nehru Nagar Flyover continues unabated, irking residents and commuters. It is causing problems for them to travel in the lane. A huge amount of water has been going waste wasted for the past two days. As a result, roads are severely affected and traffic movement has slowed down. The locals over here had complained to the authorities concerned regarding the issue and also requested them to repair the pipeline immediately, but no action has been taken yet.last_img read more

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Kabir Singh day 2 box office collection Shahid Kapoors movie earns bigger

first_imgKabir Singh box office collectionYouTube ScreenshotShahid Kapoor starrer Kabir Singh has had an overwhelming opening at the box office with a collection of over Rs 20 crore on opening day. Cashing on the strong word of mouth, the movie witnessed further growth in its earning on Saturday.Despite receiving mixed responses from the critics, Kabir Singh pulled massive audience to the theatres across the country on first day. The film collected Rs 20.21 crore on domestic market, becoming Shahid’s highest opener ever.With so much hype and positive words being said about the unconventional love story, the movie continued its dream run at the box office on day 2. Kabir Singh witnessed a rise in its occupancy at the theatres, registering bigger number on its second day.Not just in single screens, the movie has been creating havoc at the multiplexes as well. Although a lot of negative things are also being said about the flick that does not seem to have any impact on its box office collection. It went house-full at many theatres on Saturday.With a screen count of 3,123 across India, Kabir Singh collected Rs 22.71 crore at the Indian box office on day 2, inching close to Rs 50 crore mark.”#KabirSingh is unstoppable and unshakeable… Continues its heroic run on Day 2… Scores big numbers, despite #INDvAFG #CWC19 cricket match… Eyes ₹ 70 cr [+/-] weekend… Fantastic trending PAN India… Fri 20.21 cr, Sat 22.71 cr. Total: ₹ 42.92 cr. India biz,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.Social media is abuzz with comments on the film. Although both positive and negative things are being said about the movie, Kabir Singh seems to have created the right buzz for itself as people are extremely curious to watch Shahid’s crazy antics in the film.Considering the current trend, Kabir Singh is expected to cross Rs 100 crore mark before the end of its second weekend.last_img read more

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Lightning strikes kill four

first_imgFile photo of lightningFour people were killed in separate incidents of lightning strikes in Habiganj, Kishoreganj and Moulvibazar districts on Sunday, according to UNB.In Moulvibazar, two minor sisters died after a thunderbolt struck them at Patanushar village in Kaliganj upazila.The deceased were Sadia Akhter, 6 and Munni Akhter, 4, daughters of Junayed Mia of the village.The thunderbolt hit them around 9:30am when the siblings were playing at their courtyard, leaving them severely injured, according to locals.The injured were rushed to Moulvibazar 250-bed hospital where the physicians declared them dead.In Kishoreganj, a young farmer named Rabbi Mia died after being hit by a thunderbolt around 11:30am at Nandirhat village in Itna upazila.A thunderbolt struck him while he was cutting grass, said officer-in-charge of Itna police station Md Morshed Zaman.In Habiganj, Abdul Hamid, 60, son of Nimar Ali, was killed after being struck by lightning at Montail village in Lakhai upazila.last_img read more

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Yay Jodie Whittaker Is Thirteenth Doctor

first_imgStay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster It’s official: Jodie Whittaker is the Thirteenth Doctor.The BBC today revealed the Broadchurch and Adult Life Skills actor during a post-Wimbledon ceremony.A trailer featuring the number 13 in various locations—Downing Street, the Statue of Liberty, the White Cliffs of Dover—on Friday teased the big reveal, enticing fans to stick around after the final tennis match between Marin Čilić and Roger Federer.Speculation has been rife over who will inherit the keys to the TARDIS, since Peter Capaldi in January announced his departure from the long-running program.Neil Gaiman revealed his shortlist, which includes comedian Sue Perkins (The Great British Bake Off), geek icon Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, American Gods), and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen). And Eighth Doctor Paul McGann boldly predicted cinematic chameleon Tilda Swinton (Okja) as the next incarnation.A flurry of names, including Kris Marshall (Death in Paradise), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), and David Harewood (Supergirl), crossed bookies’ point spreads over the last six months.And many others—Luke Treadaway (Fortitude), Sacha Dhawan (Mr. Selfridge), Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), Danny Dyer (EastEnders), Richard Ayoade (IT Crowd), Ben Whishaw (Daniel Craig’s Bond films)—were thrown into the ring.Jodie Whittaker is the Thirteenth Doctor (via BBC)Whittaker will likely make her debut in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special—a.k.a. Capaldi’s Last Stand.In this month’s season 10 finale, the Twelfth Doctor—having staved off another regeneration—meets the First Doctor (David Bradley as William Hartnell). Together, they will doubtlessly save the world from imminent disaster, though details remain sparse.Directed by Rachel Talalay and written, for the last time, by showrunner Steven Moffat, the festive episode marks another Doctor Who ending.Whittaker and her former boss, Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall, are expected to start afresh with season 11 in 2018.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Combat sweat with natural fabrics

first_imgIt’s best to wear natural fabrics to beat the heat and to keep skin problems at bay, say experts.Follow these simple tips and deal with sweat: Loose clothes don’t touch your body and allow your body to breathe. Believe it or not, but loose fitting apparel like peplum tops, flowy tops or loose pants will always keep you cooler than a pair of skin tight tank and fit denims.Keep yourself cool by switching to breathable and sweat absorbing fabrics. Always dress up in clothes with natural fabrics it will keep your temperature low. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAvoid wearing dresses with embellishments as they weigh down your clothes and leads the fabric to touch your skin, trapping the body heat. Embellishments also don’t let air pass through the fabric, thus causing sweating.Wearing a light coloured and relaxed fit T-shirt can save you from sweating. They can be played around in different styles.Summer style is incomplete without chinos and denim shorts. When it comes to shorts, fit and length is the key. You can pair up denim shorts with cotton Polo T-shirt to get the comfort and style.last_img read more

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first_img Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… 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. 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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Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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January 3, 2011 – Two new classes — “Advanced Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging for Technologists” and “Advanced Non-Contrast Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)” — are being offered to educate technologists on the latest applications available with their Toshiba technology. They are offered by Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Education Center in Irvine, Calif.The Advanced CT Imaging for Technologists class is based on the Aquilion 16, 32 and 64 systems. It is a three-day course offered quarterly that covers dose management tools, cardiac review, SURE technologies and cerebral blood perfusion. The class is intended for those technologists with general experience using Toshiba’s CT equipment. The Advanced Non-Contrast MRA course is a two-day class covering time-SLIP imaging, FASE – black blood imaging, steady state free precession, contrast improved angiography and fresh blood imaging. Also for technologists with experience using Toshiba MR systems, this class is focused on continuing education in non-contrast techniques.For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Video Player is loading.Mahadevappa Mahesh discusses trends in medical physics at the 2019 AAPM meetingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:01Loaded: 4.04%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:01 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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Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 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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Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 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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News | January 03, 2011 Advanced CT, MRI Imaging Courses Available 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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first_img Top Stories Larry should have a massive year. The Japanese Fighting Fish is going to draw single coverage more times than he’s seen in the last three seasons, combined. Michael Floyd is trending to eclipse last year’s 1,000-yard season and should have a monster year. His understanding of the offense, commitment to being a great player and overall athleticism has improved…and this is weird. It doesn’t typically happen where scouts are talking about somebody improving their athleticism but the evidence is there: Floyd is smoother, not nearly as stiff as he once was in the hips and upper body and he’s catching the ball more naturally than I’ve ever seen him. Ted Ginn Jr. can run and is a threat merely because he can still run by many DBs. John Brown is getting ready to explode on the national scene. John Carlson does nothing but catch balls all over the field every day. And the TD that was called back on Saturday is just a shadow of what he can do, especially in the red zone. And now you have to get the ball to Ellington? The Cards have a great problem on their hands: they have weapons. And this is one more reason why I think Carson Palmer is going to get paid after this year! If they can protect him, he’s going to explode. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling – / 31center_img Andre Ellington is running receiver routes. He has all camp but I’ve noticed more of this lately, the final manifestation of an offense that will try to get him the ball in many different ways. He motioned out of the backfield and ran one of the prettiest 5 routes I have ever seen. He’s going to represent a nightmare match-up whether they put a safety on him or a backer. There are so many ways the Cards can get him the ball but…that really got me thinking. The Cards have so many weapons and one ball. Getting Ellington the ball is paramount but making him the focal point may prove to be a ruse in the end. There’s only one ball. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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