Ivory Towers Besieged By Cyberattacks

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#cyber attacks#cybersecurity#now Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… U.S. research universities face millions of cyberattacks every week from hackers often based in China, the New York Times reports. The universities are presumably targets because their research can yield valuable new products ranging from prescription drugs and fuel cells to software and computer chips. (See also: Chinese Army Cyberunit Apparently Attacking U.S. Targets Again)University officials admitted some of the attacks have compromised their systems, but wouldn’t provide details outside of cases involving the theft of social-security numbers and personal data. The cyberassaults have prompted universities such as the University of California at Berkeley to boost their IT security investments by more than a million dollars a year.  readwritelast_img read more

Premiere Pro Tutorial: Compositing Live-Action and Timelapse Footage

first_imgLearn how to integrate live-action and timelapse footage in this quick Premiere Pro Tutorial.While it may seem rather specific, the following Premiere Pro tutorial covers a seemingly simple technique that can produce some incredible shots. In short, this technique brought to us by Rhino Camera Gear shows us how to composite silhouetted video plates onto timelapse footage. The result is impressive and easy to achieve.In the following video tutorial, we’ll see how this unique look can be captured. The video covers:Shooting TimelapseIdeal Shooting EnvironmentsChroma-Keys Based on LuminanceIt should be noted that if your camera doesn’t have built-in time-lapse capabilities, you’ll have to either shoot the video for an extended period of time (which can lead to some pretty insane file sizes) or you can purchase a device called an intervalometer, which essentially tells your camera to take a picture at set intervals. Not all cameras can use intervalometers, but most DSLRs and mirrorless cameras can. Just do a quick search for your specific camera to find out.This video was first created and shared by Rhino Camera Gear on their YouTube Channel. Thanks for sharing!Another way in which you might be able to take this technique to the next level would be to integrate a tracking motion lapse using a device like the Syrp Genie, which is designed to let users capture moving timelapses.Do you know of a better way to get this effect? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!last_img read more

Return land no longer in Army’s use: J&K

first_imgJammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday sought the intervention of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the return of the State land which is no longer required for operational purposes by the Army.Ms. Mufti had a one-on-one meeting with Ms. Sitharaman at Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.The Chief Minister also sought intervention of the Defence Minister for the return of pockets of land which are no longer required by the Army. The CM pressed for the speeding up of cases of revision and payment of rent to the land owners of High Ground in Anantnag.last_img read more

Grizzlies overcome LeBron James’ triple double, dent Lakers’ playoff hopes

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DeMarcus Cousins snaps out of frustrating slump, carries Warriors past Hornets UP NEXTLakers: Host New Orleans on Wednesday.Grizzlies: Host Chicago on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations It was the first time that Valanciunas had been a part of a win at FedExForum since joining the team at the trade deadline.“It felt really good and was really needed,” the 7-foot center said. “It’s fun to play with this group.”TIP-INSLakers: G Lonzo Ball missed his 12th straight game with a left ankle sprain. … With an assist in the first quarter, James moved past Andre Miller for 10th place in NBA history. James entered the game tied with Miller with 8,524 assists. … Los Angeles shot 70 percent (14 of 20) in the first quarter, but trailed 34-31. For the game, the Lakers shot 45 percent. … James had 10 points in the fourth. … Ingram was 12 of 18 from the field, including all three of his 3-pointers.Grizzlies: Coach J.B. Bickerstaff said before the game there was no medical update on F Jaren Jackson Jr. (right thigh bruise) or timetable for his return. … He also had no update on Kyle Anderson, who missed his 10th straight game with right shoulder soreness. Anderson sought a third opinion on the injury last week. … Bradley was helped to the locker room with 2:22 left in the third quarter when he rolled his ankle in front of the Grizzlies bench after trying to block Kuzma’s shot. He returned in the fourth quarter.HAPPY BIRTHDAYNoah, the Grizzlies’ reserve center, turned 34 on Monday.“I’m really happy that we got the win,” Noah said. “I got my people in the building too. And, you know, that’s what it’s all about — playing against the best players, beating the Lakers, competing, winning and just coming back to the locker room happy.”ONE OF A KINDNoah has brought a new energy to the Grizzlies. Asked if he had played with anyone as intense as Noah, Valanciunas replied: “Uh, no. I’ve never played with a guy like this. I’m happy to be part of that.” Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “I was very pleased with the effort and the togetherness of our group,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “I thought we got back to what we were doing earlier in the season. Unfortunately, we didn’t make enough plays.”Joakim Noah had 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Avery Bradley scored 15 points for Memphis, which ended a four-game skid.Memphis led 105-98 with 1:42 left, but a 3-pointer from Kuzma and layup from James pulled the Lakers within 105-103 with a minute left.Conley converted 3 of 4 free throws down the stretch, and one Lakers possession ended with an offensive foul on James. An airball on a 3-point attempt by James with 16 seconds left gave the Grizzlies the ball with a 108-103 lead.Bradley made a pair of free throws with nine seconds left to provide the winning margin.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley (0)in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Lakers got a triple-double from LeBron James and 32 points from Brandon Ingram but still suffered another dent to their playoff hopes.Mike Conley had 30 points including key free throws in the final minute, Jonas Valanciunas finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat Los Angeles 110-105 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments MOST READ The loss to the Grizzlies, in next-to-last place in the West, came two days after the Lakers lost 128-115 to the Pelicans in New Orleans. That game had James wondering if his teammates’ lack of experience in the playoff hunt had them prepared for the pressure and grind of trying to reach the postseason.This time, James, who finished with 24 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, couched his comments with optimism, saying it is up to him and his teammates to continue their push.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Just to stay positive and keep knocking on the door,” James said when asked about improving through the final stretch of the regular season. “I feel like if we play like we did (Monday), then we’ve got to continue that consistent effort to get us over this hump while we make this push.”Kyle Kuzma finished with 22 for Los Angeles, which is tied with Minnesota in 10th place in the Western Conference — three games out of the final playoff spot occupied by San Antonio. 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first_img“One horse power can carry 4,000 kg load in water but”One horse power can carry 4,000 kg load in water but only 150 kg by road and 500 kg by rail. One litre of fuel can move 105 tonne per km by inland waterways but only 85 tonne per km by rail and 24 tonne per km by road,” the Minister said.He regretted that the waterways had taken a backseat in India, with only 3.5 per cent of trade being done through the mode here as against 47 per cent in China, 40 per cent in Europe, 44 per cent in Japan and Korea and 35 per cent in Bangladesh.He said of the 106 National Waterways (NWS) proposed to be developed, tender documents for development of eight NWs is under advanced stage of preparation.For the remaining NWs feasibility studies are being undertaken as an advance action.”For 46 NWs feasibility and detailed project report is under preparation and is expected by July 30,” he said.Apart from transport mode, NWs will have huge potential for cruise tourism, water sports, fisheries development and feeder routes.Parliament on March 9 gave nod to a bill to convert 111 rivers across the country into National Waterways.The bill provides for enacting a central legislation to declare 106 additional inland waterways as the national waterways in addition to five existing national waterways. Before passage of the bill, responding to contention by some members that huge investment sand development of waterways were his tall claims, the Minister had asserted, “I do not make any announcement in the air… I promise if any of my announcements is not fulfilled, I will apologise in this House….You may even bring a Privilege Motion against me if my promise is not fulfilled.”advertisementWhen Deputy Chairman P J Kurien has asked him to refrain from throwing such a challenge, Gadkari said, “I am 100 per cent ready… We have already signed contracts worth Rs 1.5 lakh crore in the road sector. I am not dependent on budget.” PTI NAM MKJlast_img read more

Newcastle and West Brom complete Salomon Rondon and Dwight Gayle swap

first_imgNewcastle United and West Brom have completed the swap deals of Salomon Rondon and Dwight Gayle on Monday.Rondon moved to Newcastle while Gayle went to recently relegated West Brom in a straight swap deal.Rondon, who is Newcastle’s sixth signing of the summer, scored 10 goals from 40 games in all competitions for West Brom last season.Newcastle manager Benitez, who has been asking the board to get new faces in, said that Rondon’s experience in the Premier League will help the Toons.”When we were looking for options up front, we knew how important experience would be. Salomon has been in the Premier League for a while and he knows how demanding it is,” he said.Rondon, 28, said he had been aware of Benitez’s interest in securing his services.”It’s an honour to be here and I’m excited to get started with my team mates,” added the striker. “The clubs were talking for a long time.”Here he is!Welcome to the Albion, @dwightgayle…#WBA pic.twitter.com/uVxPvysKq1West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) August 6, 2018Gayle, who is 27, played a key part of Newcastle’s return to the top flight in 2017, scoring 23 goals in 32 appearances as the north-east club won promotion.He found life much harder against Premier League defenders, however, managing only six goals in 37 games last season.West Brom head coach Darren Moore said Gayle’s track record in the Championship was a key factor in taking him on loan.”This deal was in the best interests of both clubs,” Moore added. “Dwight is a proven goalscorer in the Championship. He’s quick and sharp off the back of defenders and I believe he will add to our goal threat.”advertisement(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

India could be in for a surprise if they take Bangladesh lightly: Sunil Gavaskar

first_imgBangladesh are fully capable of causing yet another upset in the Asia Cup 2018 when they face India in the summit clash on Friday, feels former India captain Sunil Gavaskar.Mashrafe Mortaza’s team defeated Pakistan by 37 runs in the final Super Four match on Wednesday to set up the final against the defending champions, who are the only unbeaten side in the tournament so far. The last time these two teams met in the Super Four stage, India registered a comfortable 8-wicket win.India in fact, are on a 11-match unbeaten streak in the Asia Cup but they still cannot afford to get complacent against a resurgent Bangladesh side, according to Gavaskar.There will always be rivalry between India and Bangladesh on field: Shikhar DhawanBangladesh completely outplayed Pakistan in their last game to deny a India-Pakistan final which the cricket pundits and fans were predicting before the tournament even began.Also Read – India clear favourites against charged-up Bangladesh in Asia Cup final”This is not an anti-climax. Bangladesh fully deserve to be in the final. It’s about time we should stop thinking that only India and Pakistan matter. The kind of support that Bangladesh have and their fans throng the stadium. They are absolutely fanatics.Match prediction India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup Final: Predicted playing XI of India and Bangladesh”They are as ardent fans of their team as the Indian fans are. I don’t think it is fair to say it’s an anti-climax. Bangladesh fully deserve their place in the finals because they made an excellent comeback against Afghanistan and have played exceedingly well so far. If India take them lightly they could be in for a surprise,” Gavaskar told India Today.advertisementIndia vs Bangladesh live streaming, 2018 Asia Cup final live telecast: Where to watch Ind vs Bang live streaming onlineBangladesh have entered the Asia Cup final thrice in the last four editions and have shown excellent fight and grit in this edition as well.Kedar Jadhav’s day out with MS Dhoni ahead of Asia Cup finalIndia are the overwhelming favourites to lift the trophy for a record seventh time but Rohit Sharma’s team will be wary of the threat that Mortaza’s team possesses.MS Dhoni should play domestic cricket: Sunil GavaskarBangladesh however, will have to battle against all odds, including injuries to a few key players in their attempt to lift the trophy for the first time.Tamim Iqbal was ruled out with a wrist fracture on the first day of the tournament and then the finger injury of experienced all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan ruled him out of the final.But on the positive side, former skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, who is the second highest run-scorer in the tournament so far, belted a brilliant 99 against Pakistan to strengthen Bangladesh’s shaky middle order.”Mushfiqur has been batting absolutely brilliantly both his knocks against Afghanistan and Pakistan were terrific efforts.”Despite the fact that two of their stalwarts (Shakib and Tamim) are not in the team they have done really well and fully deserve to be in the final,” concluded Gavaskar.last_img read more

Manchester City defend Premier League title, valiant Liverpool finish 2nd

first_imgManchester City successfully defended thePremier League title after what was one of the most thrilling title races in the history of the league after a 4-1 win at Brighton and Love Albion on Sunday. While City have registered their sixth league title win, Pep Guardiola has become their first manager to defend the title.Liverpool finished with 97 points, the third highest point tally in the history of Premier League but it wasn’t enough as City stitched a 14-match unbeaten league run to pip the Merseyside club by just a point. Guardiola’s men had broken the record by going past the 100-point mark during their title-winning run last season.Liverpool’s 29-year-long title drought has thus extended. Jurgen Klopp’s men had finished 25 points behind City last season but have been arguably the best side in Europe this season to bridge the gap and give Manchester City a huge scare.In fact, in January, Liverpool had a 7-point advantage over City but Guardiola’s side didn’t lose a single match since the start of the New Year.WWWWWWWWWWWWWWinners!14 wins in a row to wrap up and incredible season!#mancity pic.twitter.com/ONrqLSGrOe Manchester City (@ManCity) May 12, 2019Liverpool notched up their 9th successive win in the league after their 4-1 victory over 7th-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield where they had knocked Barcelona out of Champions League after one of the most stunning comebacks in the semi-final 3 days ago.Liverpool were leading 1-0 after a Sadio Mane goal in Anfield at the half-time on Sunday and for a brief moment were leading the table as Manchester City were stunned by Brighton as Glenn Murray opened the account at the Community Stadium in the 27th minute.advertisementHowever, City struck back in no time with Sergio Aguero scoring the equaliser in the 28th minute. Aymeric Laporte put Pep Guardiola’s side back in the lead as he doubled the scoring in the 38th minute. At the half-time, City were just 45 minutes away from a second successive title.Also Read | John Gregory extends Chennaiyin FC stay to 2020Also Read | Ander Herrera confirms Manchester United exit in emotional farewell videoAlso Seelast_img read more

16 days agoINSIDER: Barcelona will offer Griezmann for Neymar – in Jan

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Barcelona will offer Griezmann for Neymar – in Janby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona refuse to drop their bid to bring Neymar back to the Nou Camp.It’s since been formally confirmed by Barca that PSG turned down two separate offers for the Brazil captain over the summer.And now they’re to try again in January, according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, when speaking on El Chiringuito.Inda says Barca are willing to offer Antoine Griezmann in part exchange.He said, “It is something that Barcelona wants, because I already said here a few weeks ago that (Lionel) Messi is not happy with (Antoine) Griezmann because he takes away space on the pitch. “So the chances of the Frenchman leaving sooner rather than later increase exponentially. There is a club that has always loved him and it is PSG. The operation that Barcelona’s board of directors has in mind is to negotiate Neymar-Griezmann in the winter market.” last_img read more

WhatsApp working on a standalone app for Apple iPad

first_imgWhatsApp working on a standalone app for Apple iPadWhatsApp has started working on a standalone app for the Apple iPad. However, there is no word on when the company would officially unveil the app.advertisement Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiApril 9, 2019UPDATED: April 10, 2019 09:15 IST HIGHLIGHTSWhatsApp is working on a standalone app for Apple iPad.WhatsApp’s iPad app is likely to sport a split screen view.WhatsApp’s iPad app is likely to sport Touch ID.WhatsApp is planning to bring a number of new features on to its Android and iOS apps. Even as it adds new functionality to tackle some of more pressing issues plaguing its platform – fake news and misinformation – one functionality that remained missing from the Facebook-owned social messaging app is the support for the Apple iPad. Sure, the company allowed iPad owners to access WhatsApp web when connected with an iPhone, but the company never had a standalone app for the device. But that is about to change as the word is that WhatsApp is planning to introduce a special app for the Apple iPad owners.According to a report by WABetaInfo, the blog that extensively tracks developments in WhatsApp, the company has finally started building a separate app for the Apple iPad. While there is a possibility that users might not be able to spot the app in the App Store for iPad right away, but this is likely to change with the next beta update on TestFlight.But for those who are curious to know what the app would look like on the Apple iPad, the blog shared some screenshots from the app that is still in development. The app opens like the regular WhatsApp for iOS on the iPad and it can used after users have registered themselves on the app using a different phone. Interestingly, while the features for WhatsApp’s iPad app remain same as that of its app for the iPhones, the user interface has been completely redesigned to make the app compatible with the iPad.advertisementFor starters, the hat screen and the call screen have been redesigned in the split view, which makes the overall experience quite similar to the WhatsApp Web UI. Similarly, the Settings menu too has been redesigned in the split view. However, the status screen and the voice call screen haven’t been redesign and they look exactly the way they do on WhatsApp’s iOS app. Additionally, the app has been spotted to sport a Touch ID feature, which would allow users to lock the app natively.Notably, there is no official word on when the company would release its standalone app for the Apple iPad. However, with the reports suggesting that the app is already in development, one can assume that it could happen sooner than expected.ALSO READ: | WhatsApp tips: How to mark messages unread and 6 other tricks you may not know aboutALSO READ: | From search image to In-app browser, here are top five WhatsApp features coming soonALSO READ: | From dark mode to forwarding info, here are top five features coming to WhatsApp for AndroidGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow WhatsAppFollow WhatsApp iOSFollow Apple iPadlast_img read more

Prince Harry To Join Injured Soldiers In Antarctica

first_imgPrince Harry has hailed the courage of 12 wounded servicemen and women who are about to race each other across Antarctica.Prince Harry poses with Team UK during the Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge departure in Trafalgar Square, LondonCredit/Copyright: www.princehenryofwales.org/The 29-year-old will join a team of four injured British soldiers as they take on groups from the Commonwealth and the United States in the 200-mile Walking With The Wounded charity trek.The teams gathered in Trafalgar Square in central London last week to unveil the trophy they are competing to win.In a speech, Prince Harry said: “All the men and women behind me have achieved so much just to get here, let alone actually walk to the South Pole.“I think it’s just a wonderful display of courage from their part and it means so much to everybody else, as it should do, here.“The cause is for one cause and one cause only, and that’s to raise awareness for all the wounded, sick and injured, whether it’s in military life or whether it’s in civilian life.“These guys aim to achieve something quite remarkable, and in doing so will prove to everybody else that even though you’ve lost a leg or lost an arm, or whatever your illness may be, that you can achieve pretty much anything if you put your mind to it.”The Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge 2013, of which Prince Harry is patron, will see the teams race across three degrees to the South Pole.All 12 injured service personnel from Britain, America, Canada and Australia have overcome life-changing injuries and undertaken challenging training programmes to prepare themselves for the conditions they will face in Antarctica.The UK Team Glenfiddich will be joined by Harry, Team Soldier On from the Commonwealth will include actor Dominic West, while the US Team Noom Coach will line up alongside actor Alexander Skarsgard.Each team also has a mentor and a polar guide.Prince Harry said: “This trip is another way of reminding everybody that as Afghanistan draws down – and these guys aren’t in the news any more so than they already are – it’s a reminder to everybody that the support must continue.“Antarctica is the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never taint that.”He added: “I can assure that the boys and girls behind me will do their very best.”The teams left the UK for South Africa on Sunday before flying to Novolazarevskaya Station in Antarctica on 19th November, where they will spend a few days getting used to the conditions.Once acclimatised, the teams will fly to 87 degrees south, where they will spend further time acclimatising to the altitude.The expedition to the South Pole will begin from 87 degrees south on 30th November, with the teams hoping to reach the geographic South Pole by December 16.The distance will be divided into managed stages and checkpoints, and due to the hostile conditions and the nature of the injuries involved, the expedition teams will be followed by a support team who will be on hand in case of emergencies.Each team will represent and raise funds for military charities from the constituent nations: Soldier On from Canada, Soldier On from Australia, Soldiers to Summits from the US and Walking With The Wounded from the UK.Trekking around 15km to 20km per day, the teams will endure temperatures as low as minus 45C and 50mph winds as they pull their 70kg sleds, known as pulks, towards the southernmost point on the globe.Source:PrinceHenryOfWales.orglast_img read more

Mariel Hemingway To Be Honored By Mental Health Awareness Movement

first_imgOscar nominated actress, best-selling author, and acclaimed subject of the documentary film “Running From Crazy”, Mariel Hemingway, will receive a Leadership in Media Award for her work as a strong Mental Health Advocate and Anti-Stigma Speaker at the National Alliance on Mental Illness Westside Los Angeles Gala.She will also discuss the impact seven suicides have had on her and her family including her grandfather, Ernest Hemingway.Fact: One in four people in the world will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime. That’s 25% of all people. It’s a startling statistic, but the National Alliance on Mental Illness is there to help people when they are hit with this illness. NAMI Westside Los Angeles (NAMI WLA) raises funds to provide free help with local support groups, phone crisis assistance and educational programs for families and their loved ones to get information on mental health issues. These issues often come as a shock to families and NAMI WLA is there to help them. They have helped thousands of families and want to continue to help many more with additional funding and contributions from the public and Corporate Sponsors.Dr. Marvin J. Southard, Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, known as one of the largest mental health organizations in the world, will receive his award for helping hundreds of thousands in our community to receive mental health assistance: The “Excellence in Public Service Award”.Another important honoree, longtime NAMI WLA Board member, David Wright, has worked tirelessly over the years to help those in need of mental health assistance. He is one of the founding members and will receive an “Excellence of Service” award for his generous contributions and many years of service to NAMI WLA.Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities are available now. Also, a matching grant has been generously put in place by David Wright and his business partner, Kenneth L. Sleeper. Please contact Lisa at NAMI WLA (310) 889-7200 if you would also like to purchase tickets, tables, and/or sponsor their efforts and donate to help to continue to provide these free services in their communities to thousands of families.WHEN: Wednesday, May 28th, Cocktails 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Awards Ceremony and Dinner begins at 7:30 PM ~ Business AttireWHERE: SLS Hotel, 465 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CaliforniaNAMI Westside Los Angeles is a grassroots organization that provides support, education, and advocacy for families and individuals of all ethnic and socio economic backgrounds who live with mental illness. As one of the largest affiliates of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the organization works with state and national affiliates, and with other stakeholders in the community, to educate the public, advocate for legislation, reduce stigma, and improve the mental health system.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

UN health agency seeks to combat dangerous misuse and overuse of medicines

“Most people see a lack of access to medicines as the main problem,” the interim Director of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy at the UN World Health Organization (WHO), Hans Hogerzeil, said in a news release on the eve of a global meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand. “Unfortunately, the irrational use of available medicines is also a major threat to health and leads to considerable waste.” Irrational use of medicines includes over-treatment of a mild illness, inadequate treatment of a serious illness, misuse of anti-infective drugs, over-use of injections, self-medication of prescription drugs and premature interruption of treatment. Several country figures show that such practices are frequent, and not exclusively in developing countries. At the Chiang Mai meeting opening tomorrow WHO and donor governments, foundations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will spend four days looking at ways to improve use of medicines in developing countries. Almost half of all medicines globally are used irrationally, with such potential consequences as adverse drug reactions, drug resistance, protracted illness and death. In addition, financial cost incurred by individuals and governments due to irrational use is often extremely high, particularly in developing countries. “Misuse of antibiotics, overuse of injections, and under-use of life-extending drugs for illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses together constitute a global epidemic of irrational use of medicines,” said Jonathan Quick, incoming president of Management Sciences for Health, a meeting co-sponsor. “This epidemic results in untold needless suffering and costs millions of lives each year.” According to figures gathered by surveys presented to WHO, in 2000 about 60 per cent of antibiotics in Nigeria were prescribed unnecessarily. In Nepal, more than half of antibiotics prescribed in 1996 were not needed and 40 per cent of medicine expenditures in the same year was wasted due to inappropriate prescriptions. Overuse of most medicines contributes to drug resistance. For example, overuse of chloroquine, the traditional remedy for malaria, has led to resistance which has been recorded in over 80 countries. Resistance to penicillin, used to treat gonorrhoea, is present in as many as 98 per cent of patients in certain regions. Irrational use of drugs due to inappropriate prescription can also lead to adverse drug events causing illness or death. In the United Sates, adverse drug events represent one of the six leading causes of death. read more

CWC18 This is the history of the FIFA Club World Cup

first_imgThe tournament was born in 2000 but it has been only celebrated yearly since 2005 in places like Brazil, Japan, United Arab Emirates, and MoroccoIn 1998, former FIFA president Joseph Blatter laid out the path for what would be the first FIFA Club World Cup ever.For many years FIFA had tried to create an intercontinental tournament that would face the best of each confederation.But they always meet with the refusal of CONMEBOL and UEFA of allowing teams from other confederations to participate until the creation of the Club World Cup.Controversy aside, the first edition was played in Brazil in 2000. On that tournament, Corinthians beat Vasco da Gama 4-3 after penalty kicks to be crowned the first champion.The next edition would have been in 2001 in Spain, but FIFA met with many scheduling problems until they were able to fix a date later in December for the competition.videoOFFICIAL: Qatar will host the next two Club World Cups Manuel R. Medina – June 3, 2019 FIFA has announced today that the next two competitions will be played as planned, after meeting today in Paris.Japan, the United Arab Emirates, and Morocco have also hosted the Club World Cup.Spanish La Liga’s Real Madrid and Barcelona are the most successful teams with three trophies each.And Los Merengues want more. This year they will participate in the 2018 edition that will start on Wednesday, December 12.All the coverage of the FIFA Club World Cup will be available at Ronaldo.com, where our team of correspondents will be in the Emirati country to show fans the most important news of the tournament.Please follow our social media for more information: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.last_img read more

No Memorandum of Understanding – Haiti TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI on Alert as riots rage in Haiti, two-year president asked to resign Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, 24 Sept 2014 – And During House of Assembly debate this week, the Minister of Border Control and Labourt, Hon Donhue Gardiner confirmed that there remains no Memorandum of Understanding between Haiti and the Turks and Caicos. The Official Opposition’s parliamentary question focused on the illegal migrant problem as last weekend 58 Haitians were intercepted off Provo after the coastal radar spotted them; a mother and child among them. Reports are the three month old baby girl who was admitted for medical care at hospital with her mother is doing well … and now surfacing, is news that the child’s status in the TCI is being investigated. Recommended for you Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Hospital overflowing, chaos, damage and dead bodies in Gros-Morne Haiti Related Items:donhue gardiner, haiti, house of assemblylast_img read more

Condition improves of bicyclist struck by minivan in Hazel Dell

first_imgThe condition of a 47-year-old Vancouver bicyclist who sustained life-threatening injuries April 27 in a collision with a minivan in Hazel Dell has improved from critical to serious, according to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.Kurt Lundeman was crossing west on his bicycle on Northeast Highway 99 near Northeast 102nd Street around 8:30 p.m. April 27 when he was hit by a 2001 Mazda minivan driven by Jill Johnson, 47, of Vancouver, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said.Lundeman was sent to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and remained in critical condition until this week.Johnson stayed on scene and is cooperating with police.Alcohol and speeding do not appear to be factors in the crash, the sheriff’s office said.The case is under investigation by the sheriff’s Traffic Homicide Unit.last_img read more

Washington gains 9800 jobs in June

first_imghttp://1.usa.gov/MwY12uOLYMPIA — Washington state had an estimated net gain of 9,800 jobs from May to June, while the state’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.8 percent, officials with the Employment Security Department said Wednesday. Since June 2012, when Washington state’s unemployment rate was 8.2 percent, the state has gained about 67,000 jobs. The state’s unemployment rate remains well below the national unemployment rate of 7.6 percent.“We have a nice positive trend developing in that there have been increasing gains in hiring over the past three months,” said Paul Turek, a labor economist for Employment Security. “It’s encouraging news to see that hiring is moving forth.”Private sector hiring was estimated to have increased by 15,700 jobs, while government saw a dip of 5,900 jobs last month. That decrease is a turnaround from an estimated increase of 3,800 jobs gained in May. About 4,200 of the job losses occurred within state government. Sheryl Hutchison, a spokeswoman for the Employment Security Department, said that while there continue to be cuts throughout state government due to budgetary issues, seasonal factors could also exaggerate those numbers.Patterns in timing of hiring or layoffs could throw off seasonal adjustment factors, which are used by economists to remove or discount normal seasonal changes so that underlying trends are easier to identify. Preliminary estimates of job losses or gains can appear larger or smaller than they really are if those season changes occur earlier or later than expected, officials said.last_img read more

Ivanka Trump donates 50000 to Dallas megachurch to help migrant children

first_img— Jack Graham (@jackngraham) June 19, 2018Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. DALLAS (WSVN) — A megachurch pastor in Texas says he received a donation to help migrant children at the border — from none other than the president’s daughter.Pastor Jack Graham at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano says Ivanka Trump donated $50,000 to the church, the Dallas Morning News reports.Graham posted a tweet last Tuesday, talking about his efforts to care for children during the terrible immigration crisis, with President Trump’s oldest daughter reaching out to him shortly afterward.Graham says the donation came last Wednesday, before the President’s Executive Order to end family separation.The pastor pointed to Ivanka’s donation as evidence that “the beauty of America and the people in our church is that we don’t have to wait for our politicians to sort out their disagreements in order to do what is right.”Ivanka Trump has not commented on the reported donation to the church. We @Prestonwood are currently working to provide solutions to care for children during this terrible immigration crisis. Our Espanol ministry let by Gilberto Corredera is stepping up to the challenge to express the love of Jesus. We are broken-hearted and determined to act last_img read more

Army to Establish Air Defense Unit at White Sands

first_imgThe Army will station a 143-soldier air defense artillery test detachment at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), N.M., Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced this week.Heinrich has focused on bringing an active-duty presence to White Sands to “take full advantage of the facilities and unparalleled testing and training environment New Mexico has to offer,” according to a news release.“At a time when Army installations across the country are facing reductions, adding a new mission to White Sands is a big deal. I am pleased we secured this new mission and I will continue to advocate for a larger active-duty presence at WSMR,” he said.The new unit is expected to reach its full troop strength beginning in 2018, reported Stars and Stripes. The soldiers will come from various units across the Army, according to range officials.In promoting the missile range to Army leadership, Heinrich has cited the significant new infrastructure built there, including space for headquarters, maintenance bays and a dining facility. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Lexus LM is a luxury minivan for executives not so much for

first_img Shanghai Motor Show 2019 Lexus Enlarge ImageSome people think they’re too cool for minivans. Well, bub, this minivan is too cool for you. Lexus Luxury sedans are great ways to shuffle executives around, but outside the US, the luxury minivan takes all the trimmings of a usual four-door and throws in a heapin’ helpin’ of interior volume, making it an even roomier way to get dropped off plane-side. Lexus has officially joined this exclusive fray with its new LM.Lexus this week introduced the new LM at the Shanghai Motor Show. It will eventually go on sale in China and select other markets, but it’s pretty unlikely that we’d see anything like it in the US. It’s meant for executive transport, as opposed to minivans in the US, which are largely built to spend their days in Target parking lots. The LM is about as wildly styled as a minivan can be. The traditional Lexus window flourish is smack dab between the front door and the sliding door, and the whole side of the thing carries some intricate sculpting. Up front, there’s a grille so large it can probably fit another Lexus inside it, while the headlights look familiar if you’ve seen any new Lexus in the last few years. Out back, there’s a positively massive set of taillights that cover the width of the car.The interior gets even crazier. Two configurations are available — there’s a seven-seat configuration spread across three rows of seats, but the real gem is the two-seat executive configuration. The entire rear of the van is dedicated to two damned opulent reclining seats, with a center console between them that allows the passenger to manipulate the climate control, seat controls and infotainment. There’s a massive screen on the partition between the first row and the rear, and if someone really needs privacy, the little glass bit above the screen can shift from transparent to opaque.Under the hood, Lexus offers two powertrain choices. The LM 350 uses a 3.5-liter V6, while the LM 300h swaps that out in favor of a more efficient hybrid-electric system. Front- and all-wheel drive are both available, too. Of course, none of that matters to us Yanks, but somewhere out there, an executive is feverishly anticipating delivery of his fancy-pants minivan. 26 Photos More From Roadshow The Lexus LM isn’t exactly a grocery getter 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Comment 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: First hybrid minivan wins on fuel economycenter_img Share your voice Minivans Luxury cars 1 2019 Lincoln Nautilus review: A classy, comfy crossover Tags Lexuslast_img read more