IMA Junior Doctor’s Network declares nation-wide black day protest today

first_img WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Related Posts Comments (0) COVID-19 Updates News Share The protest doesn’t intend to hamper patient care, thoughIn the wake of the insulting remarks made by yoga guru Baba Ramdev, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Junior Doctor’s Network has declared a nation-wide black day protest today.In a statement released yesterday, IMA said, “Indian Medical Association Junior Doctor’s Network condemns the insulting remarks made by Mr Ram Krishna Yadav alias Baba Ramdev and declare a Nationwide Black Day Protest on 1st June, 2021 without hampering the patient care to voice our protest against such derogatory comments made on our profession.”It added, “We also support all the RDAs at the national and the state levels who have come together to demonstrate their anguish through a black day protest.”It also said that the modern medicine doctors have been fighting upfront during the COVID-19 pandemic and we have not backed out even after seeing our colleagues getting infected, and getting infected ourselves. black day protestCOVID-19 pandemicIndian Medical AssociationJunior Doctor’s Network Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By EH News Bureau on June 1, 2021 IMA Junior Doctor’s Network declares nation-wide black day protest today Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Read Article Add Commentlast_img read more

First Chinese-American Woman Enters Congress

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreCalifornia Democrat Judy Chu became the first Chinese-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress, winning a largely Hispanic district with 61 percent of the vote in a special election to replace Hilda Solis who was appointed as Labor Secretary.In an audio interview with NPR, the newly-minted Congresswoman talked about her journey from school board member to Capitol Hill and winning a district of majority Hispanic voters in the 32nd Congressional District of California. (Listen here)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Falcons bringing back 44-year-old kicker Matt Bryant, report says

first_img Bills surprisingly cut star running back LeSean McCoy, report says Bryant came in Friday for a workout that apparently went well. The veteran spent 10 seasons with the team before he was released during the offseason.He signed with the team in the 2009 season and had signed a three-year extension in 2018 before he was cut in February. The Falcons called it “a difficult decision but one that was necessary” at the time of Bryant’s release. Texans coach Bill O’Brien addresses Jadeveon Clowney trade rumors Jadeveon Clowney trade news: Seahawks, Texans agree to deal for pass-rusher Related News He is the leading scorer in franchise history with 1,122 points. The team was looking to add a kicker after Giorgio Tavecchio struggled during the preseason. He’s 4-of-8 on field goal attempts, even though he was a perfect 5-of-5 in field goal attempts in three games last season with Atlanta. Tavecchio missed his only field goal attempt Thursday night against the Jaguars, marking his third-straight miss and his fourth in his last five attempts.In 13 games last season, Bryant missed only one of his 21 field goal attempts. The Falcons are bringing back 44-year-old kicker Matt Bryant as the team finalizes its 53-player roster, Atlanta announced Saturday. The deal is for one year and worth $3 million, NFL Network reported.last_img read more

Review: Neeson in action again in ‘Tombstones’

first_imgLOS ANGELES | It’s not for nothing that the names of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe are reverentially referenced in writer-director Scott Frank’s adaptation of the 10th novel in Lawrence Block’s long-running, best-selling series featuring unlicensed private eye Matthew Scudder. Distinctly and proudly old-fashioned in its retro, film noir vibe, “A Walk Among the Tombstones” is notable for its dark atmospherics and strong performance by Liam Neeson in the latest example of his unlikely late career transformation into an action hero.Scudder is a terrific character, whose casting choice its creator heartily approved, expertly embodies with his usual physically commanding presence and world-weary gravitas. The film’s tense 1991-set opening scene efficiently provides the character’s backstory as an alcoholic NYC cop who gave up the booze and the badge when his shootout with some bad guys on the streets of New York City went tragically awry. Cut to 1999, when he’s working as unlicensed private investigator who explains that “I do favors for people. in return they give me gifts.”Enlisted by fellow AA meeting attendee and drug addict Peter (Boyd Holbrook), Scudder reluctantly takes a case involving Peter’s prosperous drug-dealing brother Kenny (Dan Stevens, in a sharp departure from his heartthrob role in “Downton Abbey”), whose wife was kidnapped and returned dead despite his having paid a $400,000 ransom. Kenny demands that Scudder find the culprits and bring them to him for retribution that clearly doesn’t involve the legal system.After the discovery of another female victim, this time left in pieces in trash bags in a park in Brooklyn’s historic Greenwood Cemetery, the trail eventually leads to a pair of serial killers (David Harbour, Adam David Thompson) who target criminals so as to avoid their getting the authorities involved. After discovering their identity from the cemetery’s groundskeeper (a very creepy Olafur Darri Olafsson), Scudder pursues the sociopathic duo with the unlikely help of TJ (Brian “Astro” Bradley), a homeless black teenager who aspires to being a gumshoe himself.Things come to a head after the kidnapping of the young daughter of a Russian drug dealer (Sebastian Roche), with Scudder getting directly involved in the ensuing negotiations. The film’s final act, featuring violent set pieces in a basement and the spooky nighttime environs of the cemetery, ratchets up the action considerably.At one point Scudder explains to his young apprentice that the main attribute a private eye must possess is a “strong bladder.” Viewers may need one as well to get through the film’s dull middle section, filled with long, talky patches in which nothing much really happens. The compensation is that Neeson’s emotionally reticent hero is consistently engaging and refreshingly vulnerable, preferring to talk his way out of tense situations.Director Frank clearly has an affinity for the material, investing the proceedings with a darkly compelling atmosphere that recalls the best noirs of the 1940s and 1950s. The film benefits greatly from having been shot in various seedy NYC neighborhoods — not to mention the spooky gothic cemetery that inspires the title — with cinematographer Mihai Malaimare, Jr. (“The Master”) delivering a desaturated color palette accentuating the overall gloominess.At times the convoluted plotting proves too baroque for its own good, and the subplot involving Scudder’s mentoring of the sassy teen, who we eventually learn suffers from sickle-cell anemia, is both silly and distracting. The climactic shootout is marred by a too-fussy staging employing freeze frames and a juxtaposition of the tenants of the 12-Step program.“A Walk Among the Tombstones,” a Universal release, is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for “strong violence, disturbing images, language and brief nudity.” Running time: 113 minutes.MPAA rating definition for R: Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.Online: read more

Loss of key players too much to overcome for LVR, Junior Girls finish fourth

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers found what it’s like to hit the ground from a high height after the Golden Eagles pounded the host club 79-21 at the Bomber Jr. Boy’s High School Basketball Tournament Saturday at the Hangar.Granted the Bombers were missing most of its starting lineup due to a school exchange trip to Quebec.“We were missing most of our guards and that was an area I thought we could exploit (Golden),” Junior Bomber coach Steve Montgomery said following Saturday’s first loss of the season.“But we get to see Golden again (later this month at a tournament) and I know the boy’s will be ready.”Two of the players missing during the weekend included guard Ethan Perkins and 6’3” Tobin Eberle.Without the starters the Bombers, undefeated entering the game, were no match for the bigger and more skilled Eagles.The Eagles toyed with LVR for the most part before the Bombers put on a bit of a run in the final quarter to make the score a little respectable.Grayson Arabia led LVR with eight points. LVR opened the tournament with a hard-fought 50-47 win over J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks.Arabia led the Bombers with 20 points while Avery Kushner added 15.Saturday afternoon outlasted a pesky Rossland Royals team 51-48.The Arabia/ Kushner tandem led LVR in scoring with 22 and 15 points, respectively.The Junior Bombers host J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Hangar.Jr. Bombers finish fourth in Girl’s tourneyThe LVR Junior Bombers took it on the chin to finish fourth in the Junior Girl’s part of the weekend tourney at the Hangar.LVR lost 40-10 to Crowe Hawks, 43-11 to Selkirk Storm of Kimberley and 38-12 to Stanley Humphries Rockers.Against Crowe Claire Young was team MVP with Annie Dergousoff leading the way with six points.Danielle Zak scored five against Kimberley and was named game MVP for the Junior Bombers while Alex Dehnel was MVP and Christina Champlin top scorer with four points against Stanley [email protected]last_img read more

Micheal Donoghue Looks Ahead To Antrim In The National Hurling League

first_imgGalway Manager Micheal Donoghue Spoke To Sean WalshAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Eight players have been added to The Galway Senior Hurling panel ahead of their National Hurling League Opener with Antrim on Sunday next in Pearse Stadium. They are Shane Cooney of St Thomas, Conor Cosgrave of Ardrahan, Sean Linnane of Turloughmore, Brian Concannon of Killimordaly, Joseph Mooney of Loughrea, Shane Bannon of Clarinbridge, Kevin McHugo of Tommie Larkins and Jack Coyne of Castlegar. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Galway will be without a number of players from the team that won the All Ireland title in September ahead of their National league opener against Antrim on Sunday with the likes of Captain David Burke and Player of the Year Joe Canning not expected to play until later on in the competition.last_img read more

Galway rider impresses at Liverpool Horse Show Puissance

first_imgIn Showjumping, Michael Whyte from Glenamaddy Equestrian Centre jumped into the 5th and final round of the biggest puissance of the year on Monday night at the 4 star Liverpool Theraplate International Horse Show on his horse Amaretto. This is the second year in a row the pair have jumped to the final round at the Puissance and at 2m 21cm the final round set a new record for the class with four British riders eventually sharing the top prize. There was even better news for Irish showjumping on New Year’s Eve when Billy Twomey from Cork claimed the UK Grand Prix at the same Liverpool International Horse Show for the third time in the five-year history of the show. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Baseball: April 11 Scoreboard

first_imgThree Southland teams picked up conference wins Friday night via the shutout. Northwestern State and Southeastern Louisiana blanked McNeese State and UIW, respectively, by the scores of 3-0 while Nicholls silenced Central Arkansas 4-0. Other solid pitching performances included Lamar beating New Orleans 9-1, Oral Roberts beating Stephen F. Austin 11-1 and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi topping Houston Baptist 14-1. Rounding out Friday action was Sam Houston State defeating Abilene Christian 8-3.Northwestern State 3, McNeese State 0LAKE CHARLES, La. – One run in the seventh inning and two in the ninth was plenty for Adam Oller in a complete game shutout to force the Northwestern State baseball team in a three-way tie for first place in the Southland Conference with a 3-0 win over McNeese State Friday at Cowboy Diamond.  |  Northwestern Recap  |  McNeese RecapSoutheastern Louisiana 3, UIW 0HAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana right-handers Andro Cutura and Dylan Hills combined to pitch a five-hit shutout Friday against Incarnate Word, 3-0, in Southland Conference play at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field.  |  Southeastern Recap  |  UIW RecapNicholls 4, Central Arkansas 0THIBODAUX, La. – The Nicholls State University baseball team blanked the University of Central Arkansas 4-0 in the series opener on Friday at Ray E. Didier Field behind opportunistic hitting and stifling defensive play.  |  Nicholls Recap  |  UCA RecapLamar 9, New Orleans 1BEAUMONT, Texas – Will Hibbs put together another strong start on the mound, and the Cardinal offense gave him plenty of support as the Lamar baseball team beat visiting New Orleans 9-1 at Vincent-Beck Stadium on Friday night.  |  Lamar Recap  |  UNO RecapOral Roberts 11, Stephen F. Austin 1NACOGDOCHES, Texas – For the second time this season, the Oral Roberts University baseball team opened a conference series with a mercy rule victory as the Golden Eagles defeated Stephen F. Austin on the road 11-1 on Friday.  |  ORU Recap  |  SFA RecapTexas A&M-Corpus Christi 14, Houston Baptist 1HOUSTON, Texas – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball team saw its offense explode in its series opener with Houston Baptist, as they picked up a 14-1 run-rule victory in seven innings Friday at Husky Field to snap a three-game losing streak.  |  A&M-Corpus Christi Recap  |  HBU RecapSam Houston State 8, Abilene Christian 3HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Shortstop Corey Toups hit a pair of home runs behind Jason Simms’ solid start on the mound to lead Sam Houston to an 8-3 win over Abilene Christian at Don Sanders Stadium Friday. The two teams will play a doubleheader Saturday starting at 4:00 p.m.  |  Sam Houston Recap  |  ACU Recaplast_img read more

MH370: Ocean Infinity says search start is imminent

first_imgThe Hugin autonomous underwater vehicles being deployed to search for MH370. Photo: Ocean Infinity. Deep sea search company Ocean Infinity has confirmed it has inked a deal to continue the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and says the search will start “imminently” in the  zone identified by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.The company said the project’s sophisticated surface vessel,  Seabed Constructor,  was now close to the search area and the “no find, no fee” sweep, which was expected to last 90 days.“We are pleased that our offer to continue the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has been accepted by the Government of Malaysia, who I would like to thank for giving us the opportunity,’’ OI chief executive Oliver Plunkett said.“Whilst there can be no guarantees of locating the aircraft, we believe our system of multiple autonomous vehicles working simultaneously is well suited to the task at hand.“I wish our team the best of luck in their endeavours and sincerely hope that we will be able to play a part in providing some answers to the many people affected by this tragedy.”The company also confirmed it would use up to eight Hugins autonomous underwater vehicles capable of operating to depths of 6000m and already tested to just above that limit.The company did not give any details of the agreement but Channel News Asia reported earlier today that it was a tiered arrangement that would see the company paid up to $US50 million if it is found in the ATSB search area and $US70 million if it is found beyond that.The report said the it would be paid $US20 million if the plane, which went missing in 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board, was found in first 5000 sq. km.The search will begin in a 25,000 sq. km area designated by experts in 2016 as the most likely crash site.Drift modelling and analysis of satellite imagery significantly boosted confidence among Australian experts that the wreckage of the Boeing 777, which went missing in March 2014, is in the southern half of a 25,000 sq. km.Scientists identified a location at latitude 35.6°S and longitude 92.8°E, near the seventh arc defined by satellite data, as the most likely location for the missing plane.However, if the wreckage is not found in the 25,000 sq. km search area the vessel will head north to  areas proposed by other experts.Ocean Infinity said the use of “free flying AUVs” meant they were not tethered and could collect higher quality data.The AUVs are equipped with side scan sonar, multi-beam echo sounder, sub-bottom profiler, HD camera, conductivity/temperature/depth sensor, self-compensating magnetometer, synthetic aperture sonar and a turbidity sensor.They can scour up to 1200 sq. kms a day, meaning the initial search area could be covered in about three weeks.The discovery of the wreckage will leave the Malaysian Government facing the question of how to retrieve the debris and particularly the crucial flight data and cockpit voice recorders.The quickest way to start the process would be to use the Seabed Constructor.MH370 Seabed Constructor Ocean InfinityThe Seabed Constructor. Photo: Swire Seabed.Sources have told AirlineRatings the sophisticated vessel  is carrying remotely operated vehicles and a 6000-metre rated recovery winch capable of retrieving debris at the kind of depths at which it is likely to be located.They also saw the  Seabed Constructor as the “asset of opportunity” if the wreckage is located before the winter weather sets in.Crucially, the ship is equipped with a dynamic positioning system that allows it to stay on station above the tethered robots as they work.Also on board to assist with analysis of sonar data are staff from Deep Ocean Search, a company which focuses on “ultra-deep water services” in depths of up to 6000m.DOS was instrumental in finding the SS City of Cairo, sunk by a German U-boat in 1942 while carrying 100 tonnes of silver coins from Bombay to England.Under contract to the UK government, DOS and recovered tons of silver coins from a depth of 5150m, a world record at the time and more than 1300m deeper than the Titanic.DOS told AirlineRatings it was unable to answer questions because it had signed a non-disclosure agreement with Ocean Infinity.But its website indicated operating at extreme depth was not without “serious technical difficulties’ which resulted in multiple breakdowns but were eventually resolved.ROV’s differ from the torpedo-shaped autonomous underwater vehicles being deployed in the search in that they are tethered to the ship by a cable and operated in real-time from consoles.They have cameras and often come equipped with sonar as well as thrusters and often manipulating armsSensitive electronics and data storage on deep water ROVs are protected in titanium vessels and  an  expert said every connector, cable and device had to withstand the pressure.He said there were many ROVs designed to run at a depth of about 3000m but very few work class ROVs rated for 6000m.However, he said the technology for deep dives was mature.“The ones around that can be used for this sort of thing are typically designed for something other than the oil and gas industry,’’ he said.Much deeper dives were conducted by the bathyscaphe Trieste in 1960  and by movie director  James Cameron in 2012. Both dived on the Challenger Deep in the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench  and reached depths of almost 11,000m .A Japanese remotely operated underwater vehicle called Kaiko established a depth record for umanned probes in 1995 when it reached the bottom of the Challenger Deep. Others to explore the abyss were Japan’s ABISMO, the US hyrbrid ROV Nereus and China’s Haidou-1.last_img read more

CEO Beckstrom to Leave ICANN in July Amid gTLD Controversy

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#networking IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img scott fulton Related Posts His vision was to internationalize the oversight body of the Internet naming system, to structure it less like a spider and more like a starfish. (A starfish, you see, can regrow lost limbs.) To some extent, the dashing security expert Rod Beckstrom has accomplished that as President and CEO of ICANN since mid-2009, most notably by removing the U.S. Dept. of Commerce from its direct oversight role over ICANN.Come the end of his term next July, Beckstrom will leave the President and CEO role of ICANN, presumably to resume his career as a world-renowned security expert. But in the twilight period of his term he may have to fight at least two more significant battles, neither of which may conclude before his departure. First and foremost is ICANN’s adoption of a controversial generic top-level domain (gTLD) plan for the domain name system – one which would give any applicant with $185,000 to spare (PDF available here) a new root domain of its own alongside .com, .net, and .org.The latest criticism of this plan came Monday from Randall Rothenberg, CEO and President of the Internet Advertising Bureau. The IAB represents some 500 leading media firms that represent as much as 86% of the ad buys in the United States.“ICANN’s potentially momentous change seems to have been made in a top-down star chamber,” Rothenberg said. “There appears to have been no economic impact research, no full and open stakeholder discussions, and little concern for the delicate balance of the Internet ecosystem. This could be disastrous for the media brand owners we represent and the brand owners with which they work. We hope that ICANN will reconsider both this ill-considered decision and the process by which it was reached.”Rothenberg’s comments follow up on a letter sent earlier this month to Beckstrom by Robert Liodice, the President and CEO of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), which alleges the proposed gTLD system violates the world’s existing system of trademarks.“Implementation of a program with unlimited TLDs is economically unsupportable and likely to cause irreparable harm and damage,” Liodice wrote. “At the same time, the program contravenes the legal rights of brand owners and jeopardizes the safety of consumers. By introducing confusion into the marketplace and increasing the likelihood of cybersquatting and other malicious conduct, the program diminishes the power of trademarks to serve as strong, accurate and reliable symbols of source and quality in the marketplace. Brand confusion, dilution, and other abuse also poses risks of cyber predator harms, consumer privacy violations, identity theft, and cyber security breaches.”All that together might mean a fairly negative legacy for an outgoing ICANN chief. But in his response to Liodice a few days later, Beckstrom stated that Liodice had not done his homework, failing to account for strict guidelines for gTLD applicants (PDF available here) that were developed with the full cooperation of both major DNS stakeholders and the U.S. Government.“Multiple public meetings and at least 45 lengthy public comment periods were conducted and thousands of comments, representing a broad range of interests, were received. Every comment submitted (including those submitted by the ANA) was read, summarized, posted for all to see, and factored into the decision-making process. The extent of this collaborative process, the responsiveness to public comment, and the volume of changes (across seven full drafts of the Applicant Guidebook) in response to stakeholder input are well documented…“Your quotations from the economic studies are highly selective and lead to an unsupported conclusion that more domain names will lead to cyber security lapses or consumer privacy violations. Your claim of ‘enormous financial burdens’ and other broad statements are offered without supporting data or rationale. I invite you to review the entire set of economic studies, which explored the current marketplace, and applied expert analysis to an examination of the potential risks and benefits as far as possible (noting that the benefits of innovation are difficult to predict). As you point out, these studies recommended the implementation of additional protections against trademark abuse and malicious conduct. ICANN formed teams of internationally recognized experts to adopt both these recommendations and incorporate many significant new safeguards into the program.”Beckstrom went on to respond to Liodice’s allegation that companies would be forced to shell out a six-digit figure to protect their trademark interests on the Web, by saying protections will be put in place to prevent any applicant from violating the legal interests of any other parties. As for whether new gTLDs will bring appreciable benefits to the Internet as a whole – as Web creator Tim Berners-Lee suggested in 2004 that they should – Beckstrom suggested that hopefully anyone taking on the task of buying a gTLD would recognize the enormous responsibility that would be assumed. “This is clearly not for everyone,” he wrote.Is ICANN concerned that the fallout from this dispute may not subside prior to the close of Beckstrom’s tenure? ICANN spokesperson Jim Trengrove told RWW, “By the time Rod Beckstrom’s term comes to end, the new gTLD program application period will have been completed and the evaluation of those applications will be well underway. Rod already has remarked on the solid professional executive staff he has put together which will carry on implementation of the gTLD program even while a professional search for his successor is underway.”Meanwhile, the other battle that ICANN is mitigating concerns another aspect of Beckstrom’s bold internationalization plan: It wants the U.S. Dept. of Commerce to remove itself from responsibility for the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), which manages the assignment of names to country-code TLDs (like .co and .tv), as well as to the zone where gTLDs would be managed.ICANN administrator Fiona Alexander made it very clear last March: It wants IANA to step aside. “Narrowing the scope of the IANA functions framework would promote the global public interest. Narrowing the scope of the framework subject only to [National Telecommunications and Information Administration] oversight would increase global confidence in the performance of these functions.”Is ICANN concerned this situation may not be resolved before next year? “Rod is pleased with the increased internationalization of ICANN during his watch, beginning with the Affirmation of Commitments agreed to within months of his taking over as president and CEO of ICANN,” ICANN’s Trengrove tells us. “He believes ICANN’s relationship with IANA continues to evolve in a positive direction.”last_img read more