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UCSD Health completes 4000th lifesaving lung surgery

first_img Updated: 7:29 PM Posted: February 7, 2019 KUSI Newsroom February 7, 2019 UCSD Health completes 4,000th lifesaving lung surgerycenter_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – UC San Diego Health announced today that its surgeons have completed their 4,000th lifesaving surgical procedure to clear scar-like tissue buildup in the lungs.The complex procedure, called a pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, can take eight to 10 hours.According to UCSD, the surgeon must cease the patient’s heart function and blood circulation to access the lung’s miniscule arteries unencumbered. While the patient flatlines, surgeons clear the tissue with specialized tools in 20-minute increments, so as not to permanently damage the patient’s brain and heart functions.“To do 4,000 of these surgeries, the most in the world with the best outcomes, requires a true team effort,” said Dr. Michael Madani, UCSD Health’s chief of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. “I just could not be prouder of the multi-disciplinary team I work with.”The surgery is the most effective treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, according to UCSD. Sheila Holt, the 4,000th patient to undergo the surgery, had a particularly difficult case of CTEPH, Madani said. Had it been five or 10 years prior, the surgery may not have been an option due to the tissue’s location in her lungs.“Sheila had significant pulmonary hypertension with clots that were far out in the smaller vessels,” Madani said. “She’ll be in my memory forever now not only for being number 4,000, but a more challenging case, as well.”UCSD’s PTE surgical department is the first in the country to receive Center of Excellence designation by the American College of Chest Physicians.According to the university, the program has had the lowest postoperative mortality rate in the world for the past decade at 1 to 2 percent.“It’s surreal to be part of something that makes such a big difference in people’s lives,” Holt said. “I’m so happy I took this leap of faith. It’s life-changing.” Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Republic of the Arctic Proponent And Native Rights Activist Charles Etok Edwardsen

first_imgA life devoted to whaling and land rights has come to an end. Charles Etok Edwardsen passed away in the place he loved best, a whale camp.Download Audio:Edwardsen was an outspoken activist who fought against the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act because he believed the Inupiaq people of the north should control the land and resources of the arctic. He was born in Barrow and was the oldest of 14 children. His sister Beverly Hugo says he fought for modern services for his people after seeing running water and flush toilets at boarding school. She says, even as a child, he was strong willed, stowing away on his grandfather’s whaling boat when he was only 5 years old.“He did hide… [laughing]… and got into Grandpa’s boat. And when Grandpa realized that his son was not going to be denied, he gave him the task of throwing the float after the shoulder person has shot the whale and the harpooner has sent the harpoon off, and Etok’s job as a little boy was to throw the float out.”Beverly says her mother loved to sew traditional clothing for her oldest son. She says when her mom was dying, her brother got his parka wet on a hunting trip and her mom worried about who would care for him after she was gone.Beverly Hugo is a younger sister of the late Charles Etok Edwardsen, who died on May 8th. She says as he requested, there will be a political rally instead of a memorial service in his honor. That rally will happen on Saturday in Barrow.last_img read more

NITI Aayog Health Index Andhra Pradesh ranked second

first_imgAndhra Pradesh showed incredible improvement, ranked second best in terms of overall health performance. On Tuesday NITI Aayog released its health index report titled ‘The Healthy States, Progressive India: Report on Rank of States and UTs’ in the second round. Kerala again emerged as the top ranking state. Taking a big jump from the eighth position, Andhra Pradesh emerged as the second healthiest state in India. Also Read – After liquor, Bihar bans ‘pan masala’ as well Advertise With Us The Health Index is a composite score integrating 23 indicators, covering key aspects of health sector performance. When compared to Health Index scores from the year 2015-16, the changes varied significantly across states and Union Territories pointing to diverse levels of momentum in performance improvement. As per the release, Telangana reached one slot higher to the 10th position. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh got ranked as the worst. Also Read – Demanding Scindia as MP Congress chief, supporters threaten mass resignation Advertise With Us When it comes to overall performance, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra emerged as the top three states, NITI Aayog. According to the report the most significant progress in ranks has been observed in the state of Andhra Pradesh with the average composite health index score improving from 53.22 to 65.13. This has been accredited to 100 per cent full immunization coverage along with fully operationalized Human Resources Management Information System (HRMIS) for 100 per cent of staff. Following AP, Rajasthan and Maharashtra also improved in their ranking by four and three positions correspondingly. The states which improved their ranking by one position each are Telangana, Karnataka, Haryana, and Assam. Advertise With Us Other than Jharkhand, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh, the Tuberculosis success rates worsened in most states. 10 other states including Telangana have partially operationalised the HRMIS for 12 to 86 per cent of staff. Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha are the states which witnessed a decline in the overall health index score. The report suggests that the decline in states like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh was mainly because of TB (tuberculosis) treatment success rate, total fertility rate, low birth weight, the sex ratio at birth, quality accreditation of public health facilities, and time taken for NHM (National Health Mission) fund transfer.last_img read more

Boney Kapoor breaks down when asked if he still misses Sridevi Video

first_imgSridevi, husband Boney KapoorInstagramIt has been more than a year now that Sridevi passed away, but her husband Boney Kapoor still has not been able to cope up with the loss. Boney recently appeared on Komal Nahta’s chat show where the film-maker broke down when asked if there is a moment when he could forget Sridevi.A teaser of the episode is out in which the host is seen asking him if there is a moment in which he does not miss his wife, and Boney with a broken voice and teary eyes says “it is impossible”.When asked about making some wrong financial decisions in life, Boney said that if someone has his wife’s support, he can fight anything.”There has to be someone who understands that I haven’t used my money for a wrong purpose. I haven’t lost it in a gamble or a race and I am aware of my mistake. In this case, if you do not have support at home, support from wife, with that support you can fight anything,” he said.Sridevi had died on February 24 last year in Dubai. The legendary actress was attending a family wedding, where her body was recovered from the bathroom of her hotel room.Her death remained in news for a long time due to the mysterious circumstances in which her body was found. A lot of speculations of foul play were also made, but eventually, it was declared that Sridevi died due to accidental drowning.Watch the video below:Why did ostentatious producer Boney Kapoor @BoneyKapoor get emotional on Komal Nahta Aur Ek Kahani? See for yourself in this trailer and then on the show on Sunday, May 5, 1 p.m. on Tata Sky’s Classic Cinema channel (no. 318). @Subhash_somani @PRIYANKAAWASTHY@sukrit_banerjee pic.twitter.com/ucD9o03ZHr— Komal Nahta (@KomalNahta) May 3, 2019last_img read more

7yrold girl killed after rape

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationA minor girl was allegedly killed after rape by a young man at Patilakhali village in Sadar upazila of Bagerhat on Sunday, reports UNB.The deceased was Faria Khatun, 7, daughter of Omar Ali and Class-I student of a local madrasa.Pankaj Chandra Roy, superintendent of Bagerhat police, said locals caught Minhajul Islam Sohef, 19, son of Nurul Islam of Namajpur village in Sadar upazila, while he was trying to bury the body of the girl in an orchard at night.Minhajul used to live at the house of the victim’s uncle.On information, police recovered the body around 8:30am and sent it to Bagerhat Sadar Hospital for autopsy.During primary interrogation, Sohel confessed to his guilt.last_img read more

Kerala unfurls sustainable tourism initiatives

first_imgResponsible Tourism, which began modestly in the palm-fringed backwaters of Kumarakom in 2008 as an experiment has today mushroomed and fleshed out as the motto of Kerala’s Tourism module. With a newly founded Responsible Tourism Mission and Kumarakom bagging the prestigious Responsible Tourism Award at the World Travel Mart, London, it is no wonder that the new tourism policy unveiled by Kerala focuses in depth at sustainable tourism initiatives. The policy also forms a major highlight of this year’s domestic campaign. The revamped fare with an array of new tourism products was showcased at New Delhi on Friday. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”To ensure the accomplishment of a 100% increase in arrival of foreign tourists and 50% in domestic tourists in five years, a tourism regulatory authority has been formed. This would help put a stop to any unhealthy practices and guarantee better intervention of the Tourism Department through scrutiny and a licensing system,” said Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for Co-Operation, Tourism and Devaswom, Government of Kerala.Kerala, voted the Best Family Destination by Lonely Planet, the Best Leisure Destination by Conde Nast Traveller and winner of six National Tourism Awards in 2016, offers the much-needed succour and adrenaline rush to its adventure-seeking traveller. Kayaking, trekking, paragliding, river rafting are a few activities that form a part of the eco-adventure package. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFor art aficionados, the state endorses the dreamy lanes of Fort Kochi and a pilgrimage to the Kochi Muziris Biennale, which has changed the landscape of contemporary Indian art today and has helped make Kochi, the art capital of India.For history buffs looking to transport themselves to another era, there is the Muziris Heritage Project. Another offering in the historical space is the Spice Route Project that rekindles the 2000-year old ancient sea links and shared cultural legacies with 30 countries. “Most foreign tourists flock to Kerala to experience its cultural heritage but what we are trying to showcase is the idea that our culture isn’t limited to performances on stage. It is ingrained in our way of life and the department is taking small but significant steps towards helping a traveller experience the richness of Kerala,” said Rani George, IAS, Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Government of Kerala.With the fifth edition of Kerala Blog Express, a unique social media outreach that brings together international bloggers and influencers just around the corner, Kerala is gearing up to welcome every kind of traveller.last_img read more

Amazon Just Bought a VideoGame Company

first_img Register Now » Amazon increasingly wants to be your everything: where you buy toilet paper, watch movies and — it hopes — where you will go for online games.The Seattle-based tech juggernaut has acquired Double Helix Games, the maker of video games like Killer Instinct, according to an emailed statement from Amazon.Related: Game On: China Lifts 14-Year Ban on Video Game ConsolesIrvine, Calif.-based Double Helix Games has been around for close to two decades and is the result of the merger of two legendary gaming shops: Shiny Entertainment, which made games like Earthworm Jim, Sacrifice, MDK and Enter the Matrix; and The Collective, which made games like Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.“Amazon has acquired Double Helix as part of our ongoing commitment to build innovative games for customers,” said Rena Lunak, an Amazon spokesperson, in an emailed statement. Lunak would not respond to questions as to how much the deal was worth or where a conjoined staff would be headquartered.Related: Zynga Makes Its Biggest Buy Yet, Announces Fresh Round of LayoffsNeither would Lunak respond to an inquiry as to why Amazon would make this purchase. That said, Amazon has been rumored to be gearing up to release its own gaming console.The online retail giant does have a gaming arm and hires gaming staff in Seattle, San Francisco and Irvine. Late last year, Amazon Game Studios released a game called “Air Patriots,” a defense game that is optimized for mobile devices. Related: 3 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Video Games 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. February 6, 2014last_img read more

A50 closure Travelling Stoke City fans warned about delays due to shut

first_imgRoadworks on the M6, A500 and A50 Roadworks in the Staffordshire Moorlands Roadworks in Newcastle Borough Roadworks in Stoke-on-Trent Fans taking trains to the game in Rotherham are also being warned about possible delays and cancellations on the railway network due to industrial action by RMT members on Northern Rail trains. A Network Rail spokesman said: “The RMT Union will undertake industrial action, affecting Northern on 29 September and 6, 13 and 20 October. “Northern expect to operate a reduced timetable with very few trains running before 09:00 and after 18:00. Around 30% of services are expected to run. Locked-up: North Staffordshire criminals jailed in September 2018 “On some routes, Northern will not be able to run trains, while others have a limited service. Trains that do run are expected to be extremely busy. Northern will also have replacement bus services available on some routes where trains aren’t running.” Fans are urged to take their trains are running before they travel – with services from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly among those affected. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. A50 closed all weekendcenter_img Roadworks in South Cheshire Get the biggest Weekday Stoke City FC stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailStoke City fans are being warned about possible delays to their journeys to and from the Rotherham game – due to the A50 being closed The dual carriageway is shut in both directions between Blythe Bridge and Uttoxeter from 8pm last night (Friday) until 5.30am on Monday morning (October 1 2018). The closure is in place so a bridge over the A50 carriageway can be safely demolished as part of Staffordshire County Council’s work on the A50 Growth Corridor – a multi-million pound Government investment to cut congestion, address safety concerns, support local businesses and create more jobs. A diversion is in place around the closure, with motorists advised to factor more time into their journeys throughout the weekend, which could affect Stoke City supporters heading for Rotherham’s New York Stadium. A50 DiversionThe diversion route will be the same for vehicles travelling in both directions. From the East, traffic will be diverted northwards from the A50 at Uttoxeter on to the B5030 for a few hundred yards to the roundabout with the A518. Traffic will turn right there, cross back over the A50 along The Dove Way and continue on the A518 clockwise around Uttoxeter and follow the road towards Stafford. Vehicles will then follow the A51 and A34 towards Stoke-on-Trent, before joining the A500 and then the A50 to Blythe Bridge. The route is reversed from the West. County council economy boss Mark Winnington said: “We have done as much of the preparatory work as possible in advance to reduce the amount of time the A50 needs to be closed, but the knock-on effect from the diversion will mean some local roads will be busier than usual that weekend. “I would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding and suggest they allow extra time for journeys.” Read MoreRoadworks from October 1 until October 4 North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Roadworks in Stafford Borough/Uttoxeterlast_img read more

AK Sanctuary Olonana in the Masai wins Eco Warrior Environmental

first_imgThe Eco Warrior Awards were announced this week – and we are delighted that Sanctuary Olonana, one of bercrombie & Kent’s exclusive tented camps in the Masai Mara, was one of the winners. Launched by Ecotourism Kenya in 2005, these prestigious awards honour innovation within the Kenyan tourism industry with the aim of encouraging sustainable tourism that respects the environment, empowers local communities and promotes good business practice.The Eco Warrior Awards recognise companies or individuals for their achievements in four main areas: outstanding innovation, key achievements, sustainability and replicability.The six winners all demonstrated innovation in one or more of these areas, with Sanctuary Olonana commended for its sustainable practices including: • Designing an innovative wetland system that cleans wastewater before returning it to the natural environment. • Establishing a special tree-planting project to help prevent the deforestation in the Masai Mara and in the process engage the participation of the local community.• Building a crafts shop at Sanctuary Olonana where Maasai women from the neighbouring village can exclusively display and sell their wares to guests staying at the camp.• Creating a partnership with the Maasai village so that guests can visit the village to learn about local culture. At the end of every month Sanctuary Olonana makes a contribution to the village on behalf of every client who visited the village, providing a source of income for the whole community.The team of judges all agreed, “Sanctuary Olonana shared their vision on how the Mara or any area in Kenya can become sustainable in terms of energy production and use. In addition, they provided a clear example of innovation in waste management and how this can be replicated. Sanctuary Olonana have established an indigenous tree planting project that guests can participate in which they hope will be replicated in the Mara to help curb deforestation.”Like all Sanctuary properties, Sanctuary Olonana operates around the ethos of “luxury,naturally”. The first of Sanctuary Retreats’ African properties, this is an exclusive and sustainable camp built along the Mara River at the foot of the Siria Escarpment. The 14 spacious canvas tents all have floor to ceiling mosquito nets, en-suite bathrooms with hot showers, flush lavatories, solar lighting and large river view verandas. There is an organic garden where much of the food served in camp is grown.Sanctuary Olonana is the proud recipient of many other environmental awards including a silver award from Ecotourism Kenya and a conservation award from the East African Wildlife Society.Guests travelling on A&K’s 10 day ‘Kenya: Wildlife and Warriors’ journey spend three nights at Sanctuary Olonana. Source = Sanctuary Olonanalast_img read more

QBE FIRST Appoints New CEO

first_img March 27, 2012 417 Views Share Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers Wells Fargo 2012-03-27 Abby Gregory “”QBE FIRST””:www.qbefirst.com/ has named a new CEO, recently announcing the appointment of Christopher Davies to the executive position. The company will capitalize on Davies’ two decades of experience in the banking and mortgage industries to promote the growth of QBE FIRST throughout North America.[IMAGE]Most recently, Davies served as the president of “”Capital One’s””:www.capitalone.com/ home loans division where he was responsible for creating a mortgage and home equity business. While part of Capital One, Davies was able to increase the company’s presence throughout the industry by managing its servicing and asset portfolio,[COLUMN_BREAK]integrating the mortgage businesses of acquired financial institutions, and helping lead the acquisition of “”ING Direct””:home.ingdirect.com/. Other career highlights for Davies include executive stints with “”Wachovia Mortgage””:https://www.wellsfargo.com/wachovia/mortgage/ and “”LendingTree, LLC””:www.lendingtree.com/. Davies performed as the president and CEO of Wachovia Mortgage, and while with LendingTree, Davies acted as the company’s CEO and vice-chairman.Commenting on Davies’ hiring, John Rumpler, president and CEO of QBE FIRST’s parent company “”QBE North America””:www.qbeamericas.com/the-americas/about-us.aspx, said, “”He brings a strong track record of leadership in building, integrating and managing successful mortgage businesses.””Continuing his statements, Rumpler went on to call Davies a “”strong and respected leader in the financial services industry with more than 24 years of mortgage experience covering all aspects of the business.””QBE FIRST operates as a nationwide insurance provider offering mortgage and auto-lender insurance, as well as voluntary insurance products, loss-mitigation services, and customized property tax solutions. As part of QBE North America, QBE FIRST is also a part of global company “”QBE Insurance Group Limited””:www.qbe.com/.center_img QBE FIRST Appoints New CEO in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technologylast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Nov 29, 2018 6:32 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, artist Don Henley performs at “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration” at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Henley and Mavis Staples will perform in tribute to Dolly Parton when she’s honored as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year by the Recording Academy. The academy announced the latest additions Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, to the lineup for the tribute concert and gala to be held in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, two days before the Grammy Awards. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP, File) LOS ANGELES — Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Don Henley and Mavis Staples will perform in tribute to Dolly Parton when she’s honoured as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year by the Recording Academy.The academy announced the latest additions to the lineup Thursday for the tribute concert and gala to be held in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, two days before the Grammy Awards.Kacey Musgraves and Linda Perry are also among the newly announced performers, joining the previously announced Pink, Norah Jones and Chris Stapleton.The event raises money for people in the musical community facing financial, medical and personal need.The academy announced in September that Parton, the first country artist to receive the MusiCares honour, will be recognized for her music and support of causes through her Dollywood Foundation.The Associated Press Nelson, Henley to honour Parton at Grammy MusiCares concertlast_img read more

MPs urged to delay vote on changes to foreclosure law

first_imgFINANCE minister Harris Georgiades as well as the banking industry urged lawmakers on Thursday to delay voting on proposed amendments to the foreclosures law, changes that could weaken lenders’ ability to recover loans and trigger a chain reaction of adverse side-effects.“It is the government’s clear recommendation that we not rush now into changing the law,” Georgiades told MPs.Moreover, he added, the timing was all wrong.It was best to wait until the Estia debt relief scheme for homeowners kicked in, and allow some time to assess the programme’s efficacy before tinkering with the law on foreclosures.“We should not fiddle with the legislation until we at least have a picture [on whether Estia delivers],” the minister pleaded.The law on foreclosures was amended in the summer of 2018 to make it more effective, some four years after it was passed by parliament with changes that essentially rendered it toothless and unable to help banks reduce non-performing loans.Up until then, the IMF, the European Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB), the troika of international creditors which supervised Cyprus’ 2013 bailout, had been calling for an amendment to the law to make it more effective.Now, opposition parties have drafted five amendments which banks fear would defang the law by enabling strategic defaulters to drag out the foreclosures process.The thrust of the amendments is to provide vulnerable debtors – essentially homeowners with mortgages they can’t service – extra safeguards. But critics say the law as it stands already provides adequate protections.The government and the banks say the amendments, if passed, will both delay and complicate foreclosures proceedings, preventing lenders from reducing their stock of non-performing loans.A Central Bank official noted that currently in Cyprus NPLs account for 30 per cent of all loans, compared to the eurozone average of 3 per cent.Making it harder for banks to recover loans would in turn disincentivize them from issuing new loans, starving the economy of fresh capital, but also force them to increase their provisions on the books – set aside more capital for contingencies.Banks’ inability to divest of NPLs would additionally force them to raise interest rates.MPs’ concerns that debtors could be thrown out of their homes appear unfounded. For example, to date Bank of Cyprus has restructured some 28,700 loans. Over the past 12 months, only 921 of these restructurings related to home loans.In the same time period, the bank foreclosed on 242 properties. Not one of the foreclosed properties was a primary home.Fifty percent of the foreclosures related to undeveloped parcels of land, and the rest were villas and commercial properties.Weighing in, the Association of Cyprus Banks (ACB) warned that hampering the ability to recover loans would also result in a downgrading of Cypriot banks’ credit ratings.In a memo, the association cited one proposed amendment which, in their view, would wreak havoc on the recovery of NPLs tied to properties.Under this amendment, the debtor would be able to set aside a notice to foreclose by simply filing for a procedural injunction with a district court.Previously, foreclosure proceedings could be stopped in their tracks only if the court found in favour of the debtor and issued the injunction. Now, merely the seeking of an injunction would be enough.What’s more, under the amendments a debtor can set aside a foreclosure notice if he or she so much as applies for the Estia debt relief scheme. Previously, the notice could be set aside only if the applicant had been accepted for Estia.The ACB also recalled that Cyprus had undertaken to clean up its act with regard to the massive NPLs in return for the European Commission green-lighting the sale of the Cooperative Bank.It cited a European Commission document dated June 19, 2018 titled “State Aid SA.35334 (2018/N-2) – Cyprus – Liquidation aid for the orderly market exit of Cyprus Cooperative Bank Ltd.”The document reads: “In order to eliminate the major impediments to the workout of NPLs in the country, Cyprus commits to enact far-reaching reforms that will allow an effective workout of NPLs by banks, asset managers and asset servicers, while continuing to protect the most vulnerable borrowers.“The scope of these reforms will include, among other things, the legislation covering foreclosure to allow for the effective enforcement of claims, the setup of an electronic auction system for properties subject to foreclosure proceedings, a better access to the financial information of borrowers by financial institutions and a reform of the judicial process, in order to greatly increase the efficiency of handling of NPL cases by the judicial system.”You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoEditorChoice.comIf You Have Any Of These 20 Toys Around, You Just Became RichEditorChoice.comUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Our View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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think they’ve gotten better [CNN] Write to Charlotte Alter at charlottealter@timecomThree persons including a grandmother and her grandson were reportedly killed while 10 others sustained various degrees of injuries in the early hours of Wednesday following an explosion from the facility of the Ondo State Water Corporation in Araromi Obu Odigbo local government area of Ondo State The victims according to sources were said to have died of contaminated chemicals they inhaled from one of the cylinders of the corporation that exploded at about 1130 pm on Tuesday It was gathered that the entire community was thrown into confusion due to the heavy sound that erupted from the premises of the water corporation located along Oke Otunba street In the town Residents most of whom were already asleep were said to have ran out of their homes to be sure of what was happening Since the noise was said to have emanated from the premises of the water corporation many of the people rushed towards the place but were confronted with gaseous substance coming from the explosion scene DailyPost further learnt that the released substance caused itches to the faces of the people sending some into coma Araromi-Obu is the hometown of Secretary to the State Government Dr Aderotimi Adelola The first of the victims identified as Olatayo Adejayan aka Malato was said to have been quickly rushed to the Comprehensive Health Centre in the town where the attendants said he would need an oxygen to stabilize However due to the unavailabilty of oxygen in the clinic the man died few minutes later while two other persons a seven year old boy simply identified as Isaac his grandmother and one other person were also rushed to the General Hospital in Okitipupa While the woman could not make it to the hospital as she died about seven miles from Araromi-Obu the grandson also died later at the hospital It was however gathered that when the officials of the water corporation got to the premises in the morning it was discovered that one of the cylinders containing some chemicals being used for purification of water exploded and the content inflicted health hazard on the people The officials were said to have confirmed that the cylinder contained outdated chemicals that ought to have been disposed about three years ago The 10 people that had challenges early in the morning were said to have been rushed to the General Hospital Okitipupa where they are now receiving treatment It was further gathered that the people of the community had to flee to neighbouring communities like Ago Alaye Lomiro Ayesan Ayede among others to escape being affected by the substance However the state government in its intervention has sent medical personnel to the town to be able to give health assistance to the people The state Commissioner for Health Dr Dayo Adeyanju who confirmed the development said health officers including doctors and nurses had been dispatched to the town to assist the people medically "I’m very interested in the school district" Kelso said adding he is running because he has a seventh-grader and kindergartner in the school systemAs a director of the American Freedom Party Kelso has been flagged by the Southern Poverty Law Center an Alabama-based civil rights advocacy organization that has a running list called the "Extremist Files" The database contains profiles on what it calls "white nationalist anti-gay zealots black separatists racist skinheads neo-Confederates and more"The SPLC declined to comment on why it listed Kelso but it has a nearly 2100-word profile on the Grand Forks man also known as Jamie Kelso detailing ties to white supremacist group the National Alliance his time as a personal assistant for former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke and his role in expanding Stormfront which has been called the leading online forum for white nationalists Founded by former Klan leader Don Black the website also has been used by Craig Cobb a white nationalist who attempted to start an all-white enclave in Leith NDThe website has been described by SPLC as a "designated hate group" with the civil rights group calling the forum "the first major hate site on the Internet"Under Kelso’s supervision the website grew from 5000 members in 2002 to 203000 members in July 2010 according to the SPLC Stormfront has more than 332000 members according to the websiteSPLC calls Kelso "an extremely hyper organizer and serial joiner of religious sects" In a 2003 post on Stormfront he wrote he would not reproduce with a white person if he were "part-white" adding breeding mixed-race children "would be a crime against that white person against any children so produced and against every other member of the white race"In a 2013 Forum News Service article Kelso said he is not a neo-Nazi but instead "a red-blooded American""The Southern Poverty Law Center has opinions on me" Kelso said Tuesday "They are a left-wing organization and I’m a right-wing person"The American Freedom Party promotes white nationalism with a platform of "political power for European Americans" according to its websiteKelso also started "The Jamie Kelso Show" which aired on the Voice of Reason Broadcast Network He also founded white nationalist website White News Now according to the SPLC School Board platformHe called the School Board "fairly liberal" saying his campaign slogan will be "Balance the board" He said he opposes Common Core and the consolidation of elementary schools as proposed in a long-term master facilities plan for the district"My point of view derives from the fact that I’ve experienced little schools and I love them" he said "I love the personal quality"Kelso would request an audit of how much money the district is spending on refugees and how many refugee students are in the district"Along those same lines this is a question I wanted to ask Mayor (Mike) Brown at City Council meetings" he said "He’s a big champion of refugees My question would be ‘How many refugees do you think is the right amount for Grand Forks’ I would ask the same question on the School Board"Brown said he was supportive of the work the School Board and district have been doing with refugees and that Grand Forks is a welcoming community When asked how he felt about Kelso’s run Brown said "The citizens of Grand Forks will have to make a choice how they want their community represented"Kelso said the goal of his campaign is to give voters an option and start discussions about refugees and Common Core adding he hopes residents will look at each candidate and his or her campaign He said he would be open to a community debate with other candidatesSchool Board Chairman Doug Carpenter is running for re-election while board members Eric Burin Katie Dachtler Alma Torres Pierce and Meggen Sande did not file paperwork for another run by the Friday deadline Others who have filed include Chris Douthit Shannon Mikula Brian A Reybok Henry H Howe Jacqueline Hoffarth Darin Lee and Bill 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? I feel the IPL and the Champions League are also good platforms but one has to get a distinction from domestic cricket to be counted as a complete cricketer. All thanks to the Baahubali franchise, The Bihar CM also wanted the Election Commission to deploy Central forces to all booths for a free and fair election.state Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel and his son Dinesh were killed and former Union minister V C Shukla and 32 others injured when Maoists ambushed a convoy of party leaders in Bastar district on Saturday. She has been trying to make a difference to underprivileged women.but the same is available for Rs 1,so they have to improvise quickly, says Jalana well-known Kathak dancer For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: November 9 2013 1:57 am Related News Two days after a PGI employee was killed in an accident after his scooter was hit by a motorcycle driven by three youthsthe Chandigarh Police has identified the youth who was riding the motorcycle Police saidall the three are minors and are in the age group of 16-17 years While two of them have been discharged from PGIone is still undergoing treatment All three minors are friends and reside in Khuda Lahora On Wednesdaya PGI employeeidentified as Rajeshwas killed after three persons riding on a motorcycle hit his scooter around 830 pm Rajesh was accompanied by his co-worker Mohan Singh Police saidnone of the three youths on the motorcycle was 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2016 2:58 am File photo of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Related News In the run up to the assembly polls next year the Akhilesh Yadav government has decided to launch a bouquet of welfare schemes for the weavers to counter Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s schemes for that community in Varanasi The Chief Minister is likely to introduce budgetary provisions for this when he presents on February 12 the state’s budget for the next financial year While Modi government’s initiative which comprises schemes such as construction of Handicrafts Trade Facilitation Centre Mega Cluster schemes at block level and Upgrading Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development (USTTAD) is meant only for the weavers of Varanasi — his Lok Sabha constituency — Akhilesh’s will cover the entire state Share This Article Related Article “We are launching several schemes for weavers in UP Pension and capital subsidy are the main components” Mehboob Ali state textiles minister told The Indian Express Assistant Director Handloom Nitesh Dhawan too said several new initiatives for the welfare of weavers most of whom belong to the minority community are being taken by the state government As the textiles minister pointed out the major part is giving out pension to the weavers For this the government is getting a survey conducted across the state identifying weavers not covered by any pension scheme and then pay them a monthly amount of Rs 500 Akhilesh has also directed the officials to take up the integrated handlooms development scheme under which financial assistance will be identified for weavers through cluster development group approach and marketing incentives The UP Bunkar Behbooti (Welfare) Fund will be reactivated and its funds utilised for organising exhibition of weavers’ products Weavers will also be given free solar lantern and subsidy on gas cylinders the government has announced Another major scheme in the offing is the provision of 80 per cent capital subsidy on semi-automatic powerlooms The scheme which earlier covered only Dalit weavers will include general category as well and provide weavers with assistance in setting up work shed training and publicity of their products As per the government’s last count there are nearly 257 lakh weavers in the state For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mini Chandran | Published: June 27 2012 2:37 am Related News The Emergency left behind a culture of self-censorship in our writers and artists On June 251975India came under a period of internal emergency declared by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi 21 months during which fundamental rightsincluding freedom of expressionwere suspended Press censorship was officially declared While many newspapers accepted the governmental injunction of voluntary censorshipnewspapers like The Statesman and The Indian Express defied the draconian measures What should concern us today is not the imposition of restraints on expression and the resistance to itbut the impact it has left on the artistic and literary scene in India How did artists and writers respond to the states interference in artistic freedom Was the governments tendency to suppress free speech a temporary phase that went away with the Emergency Are artists and writers today freer The Emergency was a period that writers and artists tended to avoid during or after its time Its impact was felt in films (like Satyajit Rays Hirak Rajer Deshe or Shaji N Karuns Piravi) and scattered works of literaturemainly poems But this did not breed a literature of trauma like the Partition didand we find few examples of literary works that were banned or suppressed Barring a few novelsthe Emergency failed to anguish the novelist into expressionespecially in the Indian languages The novels that immediately spring to mind are all in English Salman Rushdies Midnights ChildrenRohinton Mistrys A Fine Balanceand Nayantara Sahgals Rich Like Us being prominent Rahi Masoom Razas Katra bi Arzoopublished in 1978 in Urdudealt with the pain of the ordinary person who felt betrayed by a beloved leader Andhakaranazhipublished in 2011 in Malayalamis a recent addition to this meagre literature Literary docility was on show during the Emergency Writers like Amrita Pritam and Harivansh Rai Bachchangood friends of Indira Gandhipublished a joint statement in support of the Emergency The National Writers Forum under the leadership of Shrikant Verma also welcomed the measure One would have expected a vigorous critique of an anti-democratic move from the likes of Mulk Raj Anandbut he too was silent This is not to forget writers like Durga Bhagwatwho attacked the Emergency in her presidential address at the Marathi Sahitya Sammelan in 1975or singer Kishore Kumarwhose songs were banned on All India Radio for having refused to sing at a Youth Congress rally The Kannada actor Snehalata Reddy died because of the ill treatment she faced in prison Stillthe Emergency was a temporary measure that the country soon moved on from Howevergovernmental intolerance for free speech and writers tendency to retreat into a protective shell in the face of injustice seem to persist Self-censorship is exercised by writers todaypersuading them to produce safe literature that does not provoke or offend Rushdie and Taslima Nasreen are reminders of what it means to speak or write without fear or favour This age of caution cannot hope to produce another Premchand or Saadat Hasan Manto What is worse than this self-censorship is the popular perception that literature should not offend or provokerendering any authoritarian restriction on free expression unnecessary The public has internalised the notion that the printed word should be clean and polite Intolerance flows freely through public life This has empowered mobs to demand the suppression of the written word based on their whims and fancies The Emergency should have sensitised us to the perils of curbing free thought and expression Insteadour writers appear to have voluntarily declared a state of internal emergency for themselves and write according to the unwritten diktats of state and society The writer is associate professor of English at IIT Kanpur For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Kolkata | Published: May 18 2017 3:33 pm Half Girlfriend actor Arjun Kapoor thinks makers of the spoof video actually helped promote the film without the actors having to do anything Related News With a spoof review of the trailer of his forthcoming film Half Girlfriend flooding the internet actor Arjun Kapoor on Wednesday said the prompt rollout of the video demonstrates the trailer is powerful enough to have warranted an immediate spoof He said makers of the video actually helped promote the film without the actors having to do anything “Normally what happens is when a film releases then people start creating spoofs or having opinions We are actually very lucky these people helped us promote our film without us having to do anything That shows how powerful our trailer happened to be that it needed a spoof immediately” Arjun told the media here when asked on his views on the video Elaborating on Fitoor Mishra’s commentary on the “Half Girlfriend” trailer which essentially dissects the clip Arjun said his film’s trailer was “relevant and contextual” for the makers “That’s so relevant and contextual for them to be able to create material out of it They are using us to have fun making fun of us but what they are actually doing for us is promoting our film So thank you for it” he said taking a dig at the makers WatchHalf Girlfriend Official Trailer Asked on his take on having half girlfriends or half boyfriends the “2 States” actor clarified the notion of the film is not frivolous “I would like to clarify that the concept is not to have many half girlfriends or many half boyfriends… It’s not something that’s frivolous I would like to tell the youth of today that its not like you can go and ask a girl ‘be my half girlfriend’ The film is not intended to be that and the trailer doesn’t signify that” the 31-year-old actor said “She (Shraddha Kapoor’s character) is not asking me out ‘be my half boyfriend’ It’s an emotional situation It’s a relationship where some people go beyond friendship Having a half girlfriend is not a good thing it’s unfortunate” he said Referring to actor Ranveer Singh’s calling himself the latter’s “half girlfriend” Arjun dubbed Ranveer a “brother for life” “Half Girlfriend” is inspired from author Chetan Bhagat’s book of the same name It also stars Shraddha Kapoor Directed by Mohit Suri the film will release on Friday For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Seeking a white paper on demonetisation Congress on Wednesdayposed several questions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi including how much black money has come in and put forth a charter of demands including lifting all restrictions on money withdrawal and compensation to farmers traders and the poor who have "suffered" due to note ban Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi also demanded that Modi should double the MNREGA wages and the number of days each labourer can work besides giving 50 percent rebate in Income Tax and Sales Tax to shopkeepers and 20 percent bonus on MSP for Rabi crops to farmers and waiving their loans Coming out with the ‘Charter of Demands’ before the media he sought a list of all those who have deposited above Rs 25 lakh before demonetisation was announced and sought relief to those badly affected including provision of Rs 25000 to at least one woman of each BPL family "The prime minister should explain some things to the country After 8 November how much black money has come out and how much economic loss has the country suffered due to demonetisation How many people lost their lives and whether any compensation has been paid to them Modi should also tell whom he consulted before taking the decision and spell out the names of experts consulted Modi should also provide a list of all those people who have deposited Rs 25 lakh or more in their accounts before demonetisation" he told reporters Rahul Gandhi File photo PTI As part of the demands Rahul said all restrictions on withdrawal of money be lifted with immediate effect and till the time these restrictions are in place a special interest at the rate of 18 percentper annum be given to all He also sought that all charges on digital transactions should be abolished forthwith adding that the charter of demands was "on behalf of the people of India" Rahul said the price of of ration distributed under the PDS system should be halved for the period of a year under the provisions of the Food Security Act and a special one-time bonus of 20 percent should be provided over and above the MSP of all Rabi crops "That Rs 25000 should be deposited in the account of at least one woman belonging to each BPL family as compensation for the immense suffering caused to women due to demonetisation" the demands charter said Rahul also said that an income tax and sales tax rebate of 50 percent should be given to small shopkeepers and businesses The central government should compensate state governments for loss of revenue incurred on account of this exemptionhe said The Congress vice-president also demanded that the number of guaranteed work days and the wage rate under MGNREGA should be doubled for a period of one year He also demanded that government should organise a special drive to identify and register those who lost their jobs since 8 November and provide them compensation at the applicable minimum wage rate for a period up to 31 March Lashing out at Modi the Congress leader alleged that the prime minister did this demonetisation ‘yagya’ for only 50 families while the poor and small shopkeepers have suffered and government should provide compensation to these people He said the money deposited in banks is that of the people of the country and the limit imposed by him on bank accounts should be withdrawn immediately to help restore their financial independence "The farmers have been hit hard He should waive their loans and provide 20 percent bonus in MSP to farmers" he said adding that small shopkeepers be also compensated by providing 50 percent rebate on sales tax and income tax "Modi has to tell the country why he caused pain to the poor people and snatched their financial independence He should answer when he will present the list of all Swiss bank holders before the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha the list that has been provided to him by the Swiss government We want to know who are these thieves and why is Modi saving them" he said In the questions posed to the prime minister Gandhi asked "What was the process of consultation and preparedness followed prior to the implementation of demonetisation Why were experts economists or the RBI not consulted before unleashing this draconian policy upon the people. 2017 3:54 pm Sania and Barbora saved all five breakpoints in the semifinal match and broke the rivals twice in each set.

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