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first_imgKhartoum: Sudanese protest leaders on Wednesday threatened to launch a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience after accusing the country’s military rulers of delaying the transfer of power to a civilian administration. Thousands of people remain camped outside the military headquarters in Khartoum nearly four weeks after the armed forces toppled autocratic president Omar al-Bashir as demanded by a months-long protest movement. The two sides are grappling over whether an overall ruling council that would replace the existing army council — made up solely of generals — should have a civilian or military majority. Last week the Alliance for Freedom and Change protest group handed over its proposals for a civilian structure, including executive and legislative bodies, that it eventually wants to rule Sudan after replacing the generals. The 10-member military council late on Tuesday said it agreed to the overall proposals, but had “many reservations”. The protest leaders said on Wednesday that the military council was delaying the entire transfer of power. “The military council’s response to the proposals of the Alliance for Freedom and Change was disappointing and risked putting the country in jeopardy,” protest leader Khalid Omar Yousef told reporters. Responding to a journalist’s question on what steps demonstrators would take after the army expressed reservations, Yousef threatened “escalatory measures”. “The measures of escalation for us are defined — they are continuing with the sit-in, and we are now preparing for a civil disobedience” campaign across the country, he said. The alliance also expressed concerns about the military dragging the process out. “The military council’s response… is moving in the direction of extending the negotiations and not in the direction of a transition” of power, it said in a statement. On Tuesday the military council said the alliance had remained silent in its proposals on ensuring that Islamic sharia remains the bedrock of Sudanese legislation. The protest leaders said the generals “raised irrelevant issues including the language and sources of legislation in a tedious repetition of the biddings of the former regime”. “We call on the military council to reach an agreement to transfer power,” they said in the statement. The Alliance for Freedom and Change is made up of several political groups, leaders and activists, many of them of the view of building a new secular Sudan. Sudanese media and websites have often reported that for the protest leaders the issue of legislation and Islamic law is something that can be discussed later, but they first want a civilian body established in order to govern the country.last_img read more

Taroudant, Morocco – Marcel Khalife, the renowned Lebanese composer, oud master and singer, is reportedly going to launch a big music institute that will bear his name in Tangier, according to Rai Al-youm.According to the same source, the famous Arab singer, 64, has collaborated with the Moroccan Ministry of Culture and the Mayor of Tangier to run a music conservatory called “Marcel Khalife Institute for music and Art.”The Lebanese singer will be in charge of the institution and will personally, along with famous Moroccan an international music and art professionals, teach some music classes. This institute will provide music and art classes to students free fo charge, abd it will be responsible for conducting musicological research to identify and document Morocco’s traditional and folk music.The same source said that Marcel Khalife, who left his Parisian residence, has decided to settle permanently in Tangier.In recognition of his fervent and generous engagement in favor of musical heritage, Marcel was named Artist of the UNESCO for Peace by the Director-General of UNESCO, Koichiro Matsuura, in 2005.The Moroccan northern city of Tangier has long ago been an attractive city of world celebrities.Here is one of the most famous songs of Marcel Khalife, Rita,  an epic love song ballad about a girl named Rita, with English subtitles. read more

2 September 2008The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti is assisting local authorities in rescue and relief efforts in the northern city of Gonaives after it was hit this morning by floods and mudslides triggered by Tropical Storm Hanna, the second storm in a week to strike the country. Peacekeepers from the UN mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH, are assessing the safety of roads and bridges in the wake of the storm, as part of the technical and logistical assistance the mission is providing to authorities.“At noon today, the UN mission provided a helicopter to help lift stranded patients to the third floor of the hospital in Gonaives to escape flooding,” MINUSTAH spokesperson Sophie Boutaud de la Combe added. “As soon as meteorological conditions allow a helicopter will be dispatched to assist the evacuation.”Ms. Boutaud de la Combe reported that the situation is very similar to Tropical Storm Jeanne four years ago, which left around 2,500 dead or missing in Gonaives, a port city in the north of the impoverished Caribbean country.Media reports say at least 10 people have been killed so far in Haiti by Tropical Storm Hanna, which has also lashed the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands and is now heading for the United States.In the past week Hurricane Gustav has claimed dozens of lives, mostly in Haiti, as it has swept across the region, while Tropical Storm Fay – which struck in mid-August – also claimed lives in Haiti and caused widespread flooding and damage to infrastructure.The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are already providing life-saving assistance to thousands of Haitians living in temporary shelters as a result of Gustav, while MINUSTAH and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have also assisted in recovery efforts.MINUSTAH peacekeepers have distributed drinking water to about 10,000 people in Cité Soleil, one of the poorest neighbourhoods of the capital, Port-au-Prince. A helicopter was also dispatched to carry three tons of relief materials to Bainet, a hard-hit area in the south-east. read more

A soldier committed suicide at an army camp in Veyangoda this afternoon, the police media unit said.The police said that the soldier had shot himself inside his guard post. The cause for the suicide was still not known.

No one is being targeted for defeating the LTTE, Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said today.Speaking to reporters during a visit to the Fishing Market in Peliyagoda, the Minister said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa will not face action for defeating terrorism. He said that action has been initiated against former Ministers and officials accused of corruption and even members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party are being questioned. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Hakeem and the SLMC Parliamentarians as well as the Parliamentarians of the ACMC left the country this week on pilgrimage to Mecca and are expected to return next week. The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) says its vote in Parliament to give majority to one of the two main political parties to form a Government, will be used in a dignified manner.SLMC leader Rauff Hakeem said in a tweet that a media report published today on the SLMC and All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) was misleading. “Pleased to link with leader of http://www.slmc.lk  .@Rauff_Hakeem during #srilanka http://www.acmc.lk  MPs’ #umrah #عُمرَة pilgrimage to holy #mecca led by me-Extend our Party’s friendship, brotherhood for a better #Srilanka & united #lka #Muslim community,” Bathiudeen tweeted. (Colombo Gazette) There is speculation they will not return in time for the vote in Parliament on November 14th.Meanwhile, ACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen met Hakeem in Mecca for talks. “We will in the best traditions of representative democracy assert the independence of the legislature and use our votes in a dignified manner. Meeting ACMC Leader @rbathiudeen today,” Hakeem tweeted. read more

(Update)The 65 year old man at the centre of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal has pleaded guilty to one hundred charges — including indecent assault, sexual assault and gross indecency. And some of these charges date back to 1965. Gordon Stuckless appeared in a Toronto courtroom Tuesday.This was the first day of Gordon Stuckless’ second trial but ironically, it would have also been the 52nd birthday of the first victim who ever came forward in 1997 — Martin Kruze. He ended up throwing himself off the Bloor Viaduct after that first trial when Gordon Stuckless was sentenced to two years less a day. His brother Gary Kruze was in the courtroom though as were many other victims. This trial concerns 18 new victims who have come forward since the previous trial. One of them died of a drug overdose but his mother has been in court bringing those charges forward.Today, Stuckless pled guilty to 100 charges but 8 other charges he pleaded not guilty to and that’s because they relate to a now obsolete charge of buggery and to weapons. And both of those he says are because that’s not his modus operandi.He does admit that he sexually abused boys as young as 8 for a period of 20 years from 1965 to 1985 — those are the years that this case involves. He used his job as an usher at Maple Leaf Gardens and his other jobs — as a teacher at school and as a coach for a hockey team — and even at a dentists office and at a community centre and those positions of power to lure his victims. Here’s what his lawyer and some of his victims told us today outside court.Ari Goldkind is Stuckless’ lawyer: “Mr. Stuckless — from the time that he was in jail — took very, very intensive therapy. The most serious of offenders, Mr. Stuckless was obviously flagged as someone who was a very high risk back in 2001. Mr. Stuckless made sure he saw the right therapists, the right doctors. And to this day — as you all may be aware — Mr. Stuckless continues to be chemically castrated to make sure that he is absolutely no risk to any young man in this city and this society.”Allan Donnan was abused by Stuckless: “The man is 64-years old. If you think any of the victims are looking for something horrible to happen to Mr. Stuckless, then you are sadly mistaken. But I am not a victim, I am a survivor! The victim is the next person that’s offended because the system does nothing.”Michael McTauge was abused by Stuckless: “I’m sitting here today. I’m bleeding inside. I bleed every day. The nightmares never go away. I’ve had counselling, I’ve seen psychriatrists, I’ve been on pills, everything. I see him now standing there and I’m cringing. It’s hard to look at him in the face. I want to jump over. What are you going to do? Put me in jail? Been there, done it!”Gary Kruze is Martin Kruze’s brother: “He can reoffend anytime. I mean sure — he’s had chemical castration that sort of thing. But, that’s all smoke and mirrors. The root of the problem is that he’s a dangerous perpetrator — he perpetrated on hundreds and hundreds of innocent children. And we kind of equate it to murder. When the victim dies, the pain ends. With sexual abuse, it continues on for the rest of their lives. It’s a life sentence of pain.”So in just over two weeks, on May 5th, the trial will start on those 8 remaining charges in front of a judge alone. But the assistant crown attourney also wants to try him for a dangerous offender status which would mean an indeterminent jail time. All of the victims agree that he should be labelled a dangerous offender. But his lawyer is opposed to that — he says Stuckless has been chemically castrated since 2001 and he hasn’t reoffended since then and that he’s no longer a danger to society. read more

first_imgApple is quite the odd-man-out in the electronics industry. They are one of the few forces that manage to generate huge demand without cut-rate prices. In fact, Apple pretty much never sells product below their original MSRP, save for products that are about to replaced with newer versions.They exact a similar amount of price control over their partners that sell Apple products as well, preventing resellers from taking anything but a very small amount of money off new products. Thankfully they loosen the reins a bit on the older products that are still in the market. As a result, we got some pretty hot deals on Apple products that are still industry-leading and desirable.Apple retailer MacMall is running a 4th of July sale right now that takes some nice discounts off their already low prices. You can choose from any of several MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Pro computers. Our pick of the bunch is the entry-level 11.6″ MacBook Air, model MC968LL/A, which is available for just $829.99. That’s $169 off Apple’s MSRP and $30 less than the last time we priced it.If you need more speed, the well-loaded MacBook Pro 15.4″ MD318LL/A has a quad-core Core i7, Radeon HD switchable graphics, Thunderbolt, and more for $1,499.99 (Apple MSRP $1,799). You can even get the now-discontinued 17″ MacBook Pro models, like the well-loaded MD311LL/A for $2,249.99, after $249 savings.There’s bound to be an Apple computer for everyone in this sale, but all good things must come to an end and unfortunately MacMall’s July 4th sale ends today. We expect that some of the deals might stick around post-sale, as MacMall works to clear last generation inventory, but if you’ve been itching for a discounted Mac be sure to head over and check it out.Visit LogicBuy for the July 4th MacMall Apple Sale or see more deals & coupons from MacMalllast_img read more

first_img 10 Comments Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tributes paid to ‘fearless and brilliant campaigner’ Donal Toolan President Michael D Higgins said Toolan was “a deeply committed advocate for legislation on disability rights”. By Órla Ryan Apr 24th 2017, 5:54 PM Monday 24 Apr 2017, 5:54 PM Share1402 Tweet Email5 https://jrnl.ie/3356364 25,123 Views Donal Toolan Source: RollingNews.ieTRIBUTES HAVE BEEN pouring in following the death of leading disability rights activist and journalist Donal Toolan.President Michael D Higgins said Toolan was “a deeply committed advocate for legislation on disability rights”.“As a journalist, actor and campaigner he made a contribution to Irish public life that was of immense value. He will be missed in particular by all of us who had the privilege of knowing him.“Sabina and I express our condolences to his family, colleagues and wide circle of friends.”Toolan was the founder and coordinator of the Forum of People with Disabilities and former member of the Council of State.‘An enormous loss’He also previously served as a board member of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL).Speaking today, ICCL Executive Director Liam Herrick said: “Donal made an enormous contribution to defining the rights of people with disabilities as a question of fundamental human rights.He was a fearless and brilliant campaigner who believed passionately that people with disabilities must lead the fight for dignity and justice for all those affected by disability in all its forms. Donal also was committed to a broad human rights agenda and stood in solidarity with all those seeking justice in Irish society.“Perhaps most significant, in terms of Donal’s contribution to human rights in Ireland, was his commitment to shining a light on the human rights of those who lived in ‘closed spaces’, including disabled children and adults.“Through his activism, his journalism and his artistic expression, Donal helped change the landscape for disability rights in Ireland in a profound and lasting way. His death is an enormous loss to the world of arts and broadcasting, but especially to the human rights and disability rights community in Ireland.” Pictured with Taoiseach Enda Kenny outside Leinster House Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieSéamus Dooley, acting general secretary of the National Union of Journalists, also paid tribute to Toolan.In 1993, Toolan was awarded National Broadcast Journalist of the Year and also received a Jacob’s award for his work on the documentary series In From the Margins. “Donal was a passionate advocate for equality: fearless, wise and funny. He was a talented writer, actor and broadcaster. As presenter of the RTÉ Radio 1 programme Not So Different he championed the rights of people with disabilities. He did so with eloquence and courage.“He was a true champion of inclusion with a stubborn commitment to human rights. Donal used all his talents – as an actor, a writer and social commentator, to champion his vision of equality not just in Ireland but internationally, through the UN Association of International Service and the European Anti-Poverty Network,” Dooley said.Read: ‘It was scary last night. You could hear animals in the valley’: Gorse fire in Cork brought under controlRead: Paschal Donohoe: Eighth Amendment should be dealt with by current Oireachtaslast_img read more

first_imgOfficials said what they really need is rain. “We don’t need a heavy rain, because in this case the ground is so dry, water will stay on top of it,” said Pasco County Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie. “If we get five inches, we may be dealing with flood conditions. We need a nice, steady rain over a long period of time that will actually get ground penetration and ground saturation.”With the area so dry, local leaders are urging residents to be careful, because just one spark can ignite a massive fire and ultimately destroy thousands of acres.Flatwoods Park remained closed on Sunday so fire crews could focus their efforts on controlling the blaze which, officials said, has spread to more than 2,200 acres and is only about 10 percent contained.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. NEAR TAMPA, Fla. (WSVN) — A fast-spreading brush fire has engulfed more than 2,200 acres in a state park north of Tampa.According to officials, it’s not just the fast-moving flames that firefighters are up against; it’s the weather. Dry conditions, combined with strong winds, fueled the fire and helped it grow.Fortunately, iit is contained within Flatwoods Park, and as of Sunday, no homes or businesses were in danger.Nearby residents were asked to voluntarily evacuate but have since been allowed to return. “It was a little scary, for sure, so we’re glad to see the improvement,” said Cheyenne Gunn.“I saw a bunch of ashes and and a bunch of smoke. It looked like a giant blob in the sky,” said area resident Gabby Gray.Smoke from the brush fire spread for miles. It was thick enough in Tampa to force officials to shut down parts of Interstate 75, forcing frustrated drivers to find alternate routes.Crews on the ground continued to set controlled back fires to clear out dry brush in the blaze’s path. In the air, helicopters have dropped more than 35,000 gallons of water. last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A routine traffic stop in Miramar led to a police chase that ended with three people taken into custody in Miami Gardens. One person remains at large.According to Miramar Police, officers attempted to pull over a vehicle that had reportedly been stolen, Sunday evening.A chase ensued when the driver refused to stop. It ended in a residential neighborhood in Miami Gardens, near Northwest 18th Avenue and 191st Street.According to area resident Gregory Smith, all four subjects got out of the car while it was still running.“All I see is the boys running, the boys getting out the car, the car still in drive,” he said. Then that’s when it kept riding and hit the mailbox, and it finally hit the tree, and they ran.”During the pursuit on foot, a Miami Gardens Police officer suffered a knee injury. No Miramar Police officers were injured.Police were able to apprehend three of the subjects. The fourth person remains on the loose. If you have any information on the missing person’s whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgNews Floyd Parton, Country Songwriter And Brother Of Dolly Parton, Dies At 61 Facebook Twitter Email Floyd Parton, Country Songwriter, Dies At 61 floyd-parton-country-songwriter-and-brother-dolly-parton-dies-61 https://twitter.com/StellaParton/status/1070692117226418178 Beloved family member, nature lover and man of many talents made his home in Sevierville, Tenn.Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Dec 11, 2018 – 1:02 pm The younger brother of country icon Dolly Parton and a country music songwriter himself, Floyd Parton died at 61 on Dec. 6, 2018. His work includes the ballad of steadfastness, “Rockin’ Years,” recorded by Dolly Parton and Ricky Van Shelton in 1991. Parton and Shelton were nominated for Best Country Vocal Collaboration for their performance of the song at the 34th GRAMMY Awards.Living in Sevierville, Tenn., Floyd was known for his many talents. In addition to his songwriting he was an outdoorsman, nature lover and great cook. He is survived by his many siblings and their families. Billboard reports the family already held a private service in his memory. His cause of death has not been commented on. Floyd will also be remembered and be present in spirit on Feb. 8, 2019 when Dolly is honored by MusiCares at the Person Of The Year gala in Los Angeles, two nights before the 61st GRAMMY Awards.His passing was confirmed by an obituary at Atchley Funeral Home where condolences can be left online. Those wishing to make donations in his memory are directed to give to the My People Senior Activity Center at 1220 W. Main Street, Sevierville, TN 37862.Dolly Parton Inspires A New Generation: “You Be The Star Of Your Own Life”Read morelast_img read more

first_imgPinks in Sitka. (Photo by USDA Forest Service Alaska Region / Flickr)The president signed a bill this month that directs recovery funds to fisheries disasters on the West Coast, including in Alaska, but it’s still unclear how the limited funds will be distributed.Listen nowIn a letter to the U.S. Senate in January, senators wrote that they saw a $150 million need in Alaska following the 2016 pink salmon season disaster in the Gulf. They also identified a $140 million need for the fisheries disasters in California and $117 million for those in Washington State.Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski was among those to sign the letter and said the Bipartisan Budget Act grants the three states a lot less than that requested amount.“There’s only $200 million that has been identified for all nine of these disasters, so there’s going to have to be a level of prioritization,” Murkowski said. “There’s going to have to be some critical evaluation of what the criteria will be.”So far, that process is murky.Barbara Blake, a fisheries staffer and senior advisor to the governor and lieutenant governor, says the state congressional delegation will work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to determine where the funds will be placed.While eight other fisheries disasters are vying for the funds, Blake says the governor’s office is hopeful about Alaska’s claim.“As we were told, our data is very good in comparison to others who didn’t have as comprehensive data when they submitted their numbers in relation to their disaster declarations,” Blake said.Kodiak is one of the areas in the state waiting for funds.Representative Louise Stutes says they had hoped for more money, but it’s something.“No matter how little or how much, every bit makes a difference to a fisherman,” Stutes said.So far, state leaders are not sure about a timeline for the distribution of the funds.last_img read more

first_imgAmaravati: The officials identified the affected villages as follows in Guntur district: Machavaram Mandal: Regulagadda, Vellampalli, Vemavaram (3 villages) Gurazala Mandal: Daida, Gottimukkala (2) villages Dachepalli: Ramapuram, Katrapadu, Pondugula, Tangeda (4 villages) Atchampet Mandal: Madinapadu, Ginjupalli, Taduvai (3 Villages) Also Read – Fit India rally held in Vijayawada Advertise With Us Amaravathi Mandal: Munugodu, Jupudi, Dharanikota, Pedamadduru, Vykuntapuram, Endroi (6 villages) Duggirala Mandal: Pedaravuru (1 Village) Kollur Mandal: Pesarlanka, Gajullanka, A.V. Palem, Suggullanka, Pedalanka, Chilumuru Lanka, Ipuru Lanka, Potharlanka, Juvvalapalem, Tippalakatta, Kishkindapalem (12 Villages). Bhattiprolu Mandal: Oleru (1 Village) Also Read – PV Sindhu visits Tirumala temple Advertise With Us Kollipara Mandal: Bommuvaripalem (1 Village) Repalle Mandal: Penumudi (1 Village) Tadepalli Mandal: Chirravuru (1 Village) Thullur Mandal: Uddandarayunipalem, Pedalanka, Thallayapalem, Venkatapalem (4 Villages) Bellamkonda: Pullichitala, Kollur, Chityala, Ketavaram, Bhogapuram (5 villages) Details of Flood affected Mandals and Villages of Krishna district; Jaggayapeta, Kanchikacherla, Kankipadu, Vijayawada (East, West, Central), Chandarlapadu, Thotlavaluru, Ibrahipatnam, Penamaluru, Pamidmukkala, Koduru, Mopidevi, Chalapalli, Nandigama, Avanigadda, Gantasala, Nagayalanka.last_img read more

first_imgPalestinian youths take part in an event orgnised by Gaza’s Water Authority on the occasion of the International Water Day in Gaza City. Photo: AFPMore and more Gazans are falling ill from their drinking water, highlighting the humanitarian issues facing the Palestinian enclave that the UN says could become uninhabitable by 2020.The situation has already reached crisis point in the war-scarred, underdeveloped and blockaded territory, says Monther Shoblak, general manager of the strip’s water utility.“More than 97 percent of the water table is unfit for domestic use because of salinisation never before seen,” he said.The United Nations puts scarcity and pollution of water resources at the forefront of Gaza’s scourges.“If the catastrophe does not arrive this year, it will surely be here within three years,” said Zidane Abu Zuhri who is in charge of water issues at UNICEF, the world body’s children’s fund.Almost all of the narrow coastal strip’s two million people depend upon its water table for their private or commercial needs, reaching their taps through a dilapidated public system or pumped privately from the ground.The health of Gazans is suffering as a result.“Each year we see a 13-14 percent increase in the number of patients admitted with kidney problems,” said Dr Abdallah al-Kishawi, head of nephrology at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.These kidney problems have “previously known origins, such as tension, diabetes and hereditary diseases, but there is no doubt that water pollution also plays a role”, he said.High salinity, for example, can cause kidney stones and problems in the urinary tract.Safe levels far exceededIn 2012 and again in 2015, the United Nations listed the threats that could render the enclave uninhabitable by 2020.It spoke of the ravages of three wars since 2008 and the decade-long Israeli blockade, an unemployment rate of almost 44 percent and food insecurity.UN officials have called for the blockade to be lifted on the territory run by Islamist movement Hamas. Israel says however that it is needed to keep Hamas from obtaining weapons or materials that could be used to produce them.In a territory on the edge of the desert, bounded by Israel, Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea, where watercourses are reduced to mainly dry gulches, the water table is overexploited.The level drops and seawater seeps in, raising salinity.Brackish water is then used for cooking, showers, laundry and irrigation.Pollution by ammunitionWell-off Gazans dig their own wells pumping water brought to the surface from dozens of metres (yards) below.Sami Lubbad, in charge of environmental issues at the Gaza health ministry, says pollution is of two kinds, chemical and microbiological.At the deepest part of the water table, these pollutants combine and raise the chloride and nitrate levels.They can cause congenital cyanosis in babies “and also play a role in the development of cancers”, says university professor Adnan Aish.“The prevalence of cancer is higher among people living near water treatment plants,” he adds.Microbiological pollution is caused by bacteria of faecal origin, mainly from wastewater and agriculture runoff.Chemical pollution is caused by pesticides but also, say experts, by the toxic remnants of ammunition fired during wars.Lead and sulphur can cause kidney problems, says Dr Kishawi.Diarrhoea and malnutritionGaza’s wars have severely damaged already-lacking infrastructure.Much of the wastewater is not treated, allowing it to seep back into the soil and pollute water supplies.“Around two-thirds of Gazans buy their water in the private sector,” often in bottles sold for two shekels (around $0.53) per 16 litres, says June Kunugi, head of UNICEF in the Palestinian territories.But such water, often produced only by desalination, can also be polluted.“Many children have parasites and worms and suffer from diarrhoea and malnutrition,” said Kunugi.At the edge of the Mediterranean, desalination of sea water is one potential solution.In January, the largest desalination plant in Gaza partially opened with the help of international aid.It will supply 75,000 people with safe water, a number that will rise to 150,000 when a second phase is opened. Other plants are planned.But radical changes in behaviour are also needed, including storing rainwater and reusing water, said Kunugi.Experts stress that it is crucial to allow the water table to be reconstituted without touching it.“If no solution is found by 2020, disaster will occur and man will be solely responsible for it,” warns Shoblak of the water utility.last_img read more

first_imgThe Ladysmith Fire Department went out again and this time it took them hours to tame the inferno and finally put out the fire.No one was injured.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A fire broke out in a building in the Pieters Industrial Area on Monday night (July 23).One room containing books and papers was gutted in the blaze.Also read: Breaking News: Fire breaks out at Ingula Pumped Storage SchemeAlso read: Watch: Old Aloes building in Ladysmith destroyed in fireAlso read: Shack completely destroyed by fire near LadysmithThe Ladysmith Fire Department responded when the call came in.When firefighters got to the scene, workers in the building had already extinguished the flames.Later on that night, the fire started again.last_img read more

first_imgThe R74 road between Colenso and Weenen is still closed this morning (July 7).This is due to a service delivery protest that started yesterday.Also read: Engineering Department workers go on strikeProtesters have blocked the road with tree branches.Motorists are urged to stay clear of the area and use alternate routes. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

first_img News | Proton Therapy | June 14, 2019 University Medical Center Groningen Performs First Automatic Log-based Proton Therapy Patient QA IBA announced the physics team of University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands has developed and… read more News | Quality Assurance (QA) | April 04, 2019 Varian Halcyon Commissioned at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center With IBA’s myQA Halo IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the successful commissioning of the Varian Halcyon at the Radiation Oncology… read more Related Content June 9, 2008 – The administration of imprecise dosages, particularly to small children, remains a serious problem faced by healthcare professionals working in poor and third world areas, so Nectar Design has created a new adjustable medicine dispenser that enables workers to administer extremely precise dosages to children. The effort is in collaboration with the Releef Initiative, an international non-profit network dedicated to reducing childhood mortality in the developing world through innovative and effective pharmaceutical products. Lacking access to a complete line of pharmaceuticals, pediatric medical workers in remote locations are often forced to deal with pills intended for adults, which are difficult to cut down to an accurate size for the needs of very small patients. Too often, the result is dosages that may be too large or too small, reducing the effectiveness of pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements. The Releef Initiative’s response to this issue is a new form of tiny, coated medicinal bead, about 0.5 to 1 mm in diameter, which can be easily mixed with food or water and administered to children with meals. While pharmaceutical companies will manufacture the beads, Nectar was tasked with creating a new form of dispenser to easily parcel out correct dosages and mix them with food or a beverage. Working on a pro-bono basis, Nectar Design put its team of highly skilled designers and engineers to work on a precise and reliable, but also inexpensive and disposable, dispenser that could be easily used by healthcare workers. All licenses for the product are being donated to Releef, which funds its manufacturing partially through its ownership of intellectual property. For more information: www.nectardesign.com, www.releef.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | ASTRO | November 08, 2018 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative Radiation Oncology Tech at ASTRO 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell took a tour of some of the most innovative technologies on display on the expo floor at the  read more The Beamscan 3-D water phantom with the Varian Halcyon radiotherapy system. Image courtesy of PTW. 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first_imgTechnology | November 01, 2011 Mobile MIM Enables Diagnostic Imaging Anywhere FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Information Technology | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Mobile Device App Viewing in Radiology Mo… read more The Ambra Health mobile app provides medical image access across Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists’ 21 locations. News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more News | PACS | May 22, 2019 Brazil’s Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic Workflow Santa Casa de Misericordia has selected Carestream to replace its legacy diagnostic workflow technology across all… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more News | Information Technology | June 25, 2019 Barco Launches Smart Solution for Remote Radiology Reading Barco’s new remote radiology reading solution ensures dependable imaging when radiologists are working outside the ho read more MIM Software’s Mobile MIM is the first diagnostic imaging app available for the iPhone and iPad and provides imaging professionals a portable solution away from their workstations. Local and cloud-based solutions are available for MIM’s industry leading tools for multi-modality image review, fusion and contouring. The software allows clinicians to connect and share anytime and anywhere. Mobile MIM features data set interaction using standard tools, such as zoom, pan, window and level It displays volumetric data with multi-planar reconstruction. Mobile MIM also allows the physician to annotate, measure distance and intensity values and display regions of interest.  The software enables physicians to remotely consult with peers for difficult cases and overreads. Mobile MIM gives clinicians the freedom to communicate imaging findings to referring physicians and patients.Using MIMcloud, physicians can download images to their mobile devices from anywhere in the world.  Alternatively, a MIM workstation can be used at a facility to transmit images to Mobile MIM.For more information: www.mimsoftware.com Related Content News | Remote Viewing Systems | June 04, 2019 Client Outlook’s eUnity Smartviewer Selected by Duke University Health System Client Outlook Inc. announced that Duke University Health System has implemented eUnity for enterprise viewing… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more News | PACS | June 07, 2019 PaxeraHealth Wins Four New PACS Projects in Chile Picture archiving and communication system/radiology information system (PACS/RIS) developer PaxeraHealth has won four… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | May 22, 2019 Philips Lumify Earns U.S. Army Airworthiness Certification Philips announced that Philips Lumify, a point-of-care ultrasound device, has earned the U.S. Army Airworthiness… read morelast_img read more

first_imgCosta Rica’s ongoing hot and dry weather is causing water shortages, especially in high-altitude areas of the capital and some parts of the province of Heredia.In response, the Water and Sewer Institute (AyA) has scheduled more rationing for customers in the San José cantons of Alajuelita, Santa Ana and Moravia. Residents in these areas currently have water for only eight to 10 hours per day.AyA said on its website that daily rationing will continue as long as water storage tanks remain low at distribution facilities, because of the climate.“These measures will be applied indefinitely until water levels increase, possibly at the start of the rainy season in mid-May,” the AyA press office said.The Public Services Company of Heredia (ESPH) has been implementing rationing since mid-February, as lack of rainfall last year caused a decrease in water reserves by nearly 30 percent.The shortage is affecting some 25,000 people, mostly in northern and central cantons.The ESPH is rationing water service from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. for all customers in an area extending from the National University campus to the Palacio de los Deportes, and from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. in the communities of La Cornelia, La Liliana, Emilia and some sectors of San Francisco.Both agencies recommend residents in these areas store sufficient water to meet daily needs until weather improves.There was some good news, however, as the Public Services Regulatory Authority this week reported that it would submit in April a proposal to reduce water rates for AyA and ESPH customers. Facebook Comments Related posts:Water bandits are the latest concern in worsening drought Cartago joins growing list of provinces struggling with water shortages City officials finally promise relief to Cartago residents facing ongoing water shortages Water and Sewer Institute announces rationing plan for up to four monthslast_img read more