There was a time when Pawan Kumar, a resident of Kinjar-Ujjainpatti village in Arwal district, was not sure if he would be able to pursue his studies any more. His unemployed father was not well and his mother’s income as an Anganwadi worker was not enough to even feed a family of nine members. But his fortune turned for the better and his father got a job as a driver with the police department in Jharkhand. Two years later, Pawan has topped the Bihar Intermediate examination (Class XII) in science stream with 94.6% marks.When his father was able to earn a steady income, Pawan took a room on rent in the neighbouring district of Jehanabad, 16 km from his home, to study alone to focus on his studies. “I used to study 10 hours daily, apart from attending coaching classes,” he told The Hindu over phone. Mathematics is his favourite subject. “I got 98 out of 100 in it,” he said.“I thought I could be among the top 10 students but when the results were announced, it was a real surprise for me. I owe my success to my parents and the teachers in my school and the coaching institute,” said the student of the Government High School in Kinjar. Another student, Rohini Prakash from Nalanda district, has also scored 473 out of 500 and shares the top position in the science stream with Pawan.Pawan, who is 17 years old, has three elder sisters, a younger brother, and ageing grandparents at home. His sisters, too, are good in studies and preparing for competitive examinations.“Toppers in all three streams — arts, science and commerce — will receive a cash prize of ₹1 lakh each, while students on the second and third positions will be given ₹75,000 and ₹50,000 respectively, apart from a laptop and a Kindle E-reader,” Bihar School Examination Board chairman Anand Kishore said.Pawan’s father Sunil Kumar said he is proud of his son’s achievement. “We come from a small village and have meagre income. Despite all odds, Pawan has done topped the exam. It is all because of his sustained hard work,” he said.Army goalPawan’s mother Madhuri Sinha said her son would become an officer. His father wants Pawan join the Indian Administrative Service or Indian Police Service. When asked what he wants, Pawan said: “Since childhood, a soldier’s life has been my passion and I love the Army uniform. I want to become an Army officer. I would soon start preparation for the entrance examination of National Defence Academy.”A total of 13.15 lakh students appeared in the Intermediate exam this year, of whom 10.19 lakh passed. The pass percentage this year has improved significantly from 52.71 of last year to 79.76.
Nova Scotians mourning the loss of Rehtaeh Parsons can express condolences and send sympathies to her family through an online page at www.novascotia.ca/condolences . Marilyn More, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, is co-ordinating Nova Scotia’s response to the tragic events that led to the death of Ms. Parsons. “The Parsons family are in our thoughts and prayers and I know all of Nova Scotia stands behind them at this difficult time,” said Ms. More. “This is a time to care and be kind to one another.” The province will collect the messages and prepare a book of condolences for the family. -30-
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says an off-the-cuff remark he made during a town hall meeting about making the word mankind more inclusive was an attempt at humour that backfired, a joke that he now appears to regret.In an exchange between Trudeau and a woman asking about religious charities at the Edmonton event, Trudeau interjected when she used the word mankind, telling her he preferred to say peoplekind.The remark caught the attention of media outlets outside Canada, including one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s favourite TV shows,“Fox and Friends,” which ridiculed Trudeau for the comment during a broadcast Tuesday.Prominent British TV broadcaster Piers Morgan and Australian columnist Rita Panahi were also critical of Trudeau for being too politically correct.The Opposition Conservatives also got in a few jabs, with deputy Tory leader Lisa Raitt urging the prime minister to “person up” during a testy exchange in the House of Commons.On his way into a Liberal caucus meeting today, Trudeau admitted his track record at telling jokes was a bad one, and his peoplekind comment only made it worse.
Rock the Vote, the largest non-profit and non-partisan organization in the United States driving the youth vote to the polls, has announced a partnership with iHeartMedia dedicated to increasing youth registration and turnout for the 2016 presidential election.With over 245 million monthly broadcast listeners, iHeartMedia has the largest audience of any media outlet in America. The new partnership was revealed during the first night of the annual iHeartRadio Music Festival at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Arena by Ryan Seacrest, who hosts and produces his market-topping Los Angeles morning drive show “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” for iHeartMedia’s 102.7 KIIS-FM.12,000 Americans are turning 18 every day and Millennials will total over 93 million next year, with the potential to comprise a decisive bloc of up to 40% of the voting electorate. The partnership will leverage iHeartMedia’s 850 radio stations and industry-leading iHeartRadio digital platform to share stories from iHeartRadio artists, on-air personalities and listeners about the importance of voting and provide local information about voter registration deadlines and poll location information. Over the next 14 months, iHeartMedia and Rock the Vote will closely cover all aspects of the election process and offer unique opportunities for listeners to get involved.iHeartMedia and Rock the Vote’s 14-month campaign, entitled ‘Voting is the Party’ officially launches on-air this Tuesday in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day. The premise of the campaign is to encourage a new generation of voters to join the political process and stresses that it is not about which party you’re with. In America, voting is the party.
This gift to the gallery is the work of American artist Mickalene Thomas. (Mario Carlucci/CBC) Advertisement A number of the Canadian artworks on view received their intitial reception outside of the country, for example Shelagh Keeley’s 75 foot long wall drawing German notes / after Lucretius / de rerum natura (2013), originally conceived for the Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany. Also making a Canadian debut is BGL’s massive sculptural installation Canadassimo (Dépanneur)(2015), created by the Quebec artist group in 2015 when they represented Canada at the “Olympics” of the art world, the Venice Biennale.“RBC is proud of our ongoing support of the National Gallery of Canada’s biennial exhibition and delighted to celebrate the eclectic and thought-provoking selection of contemporary works,” said Valerie Chort, Vice-President, Corporate Citizenship, RBC. “This year’s exhibition is an extraordinary testament to the increasingly global nature of contemporary art in Canada and how it engages and connects us all.”Another first for 2017, the Biennial presents a collateral component titled Turbulent Landings: The NGC 2017 Canadian Biennial at the Art Gallery of Alberta, in Edmonton, as part of the NGC@AGA program, on view until January 7, 2018. This initiative, a first for the Canadian Biennial, addresses the Gallery’s mandate to make the national collection known and accessible across Canada. Turbulent Landings places issues of land, and the consequences of “landings” – of colonialism, slavery and other forced migrations – into focus through recently acquired works by John Akomfrah, Mark Bradford, Beau Dick, Julie Mehretu, Chris Ofili, Wael Shawky, and Hajra Waheed.Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Jonathan Shaughnessy, is the lead curator for the 2017 Canadian Biennial. He was also co-curator with Catherine Crowston, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Alberta, and Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada, for Turbulent Landings: The NGC 2017 Canadian Biennial.The Canadian, Indigenous and international artists whose works are comprised in the 2017 Canadian Biennial across both venues are: Nick CavePatrick CoutuChris CurreriBeau DickStan DouglasJessica EatonLatifa EchakhchTracey EminCynthia Girard-RenardAndreas GurskySusan PointMika RottenbergCollier SchorrUrsula Schulz-DornburgWael ShawkySteven ShearerTaryn SimonKiki SmithMonika SosnowskaZin TaylorMickalene ThomasWolfgang TillmansJutai ToonooRenée Van HalmHajra WaheedDaniel Young & Christian Giroux Barry AceJohn AkomfrahBenoit AquinShuvinai AshoonaBGLValérie BlassShannon BoolShary BoyleMark BradfordAnthony BurnhamThomas HouseagoChristian JankowskiBrian JungenShelagh KeeleyRuben KomangapikJonathan LaskerlessLIEMaya LinElaine LingAngela MarstonJulie MehretuKent MonkmanWangechi MutuNadia MyreChris OfiliJamasee Padluq Pitseolak Facebook OTTAWA – The 2017 Canadian Biennial opens tomorrow at the National Gallery of Canada. The fourth of the Gallery’s Biennial exhibitions that present selected recent acquisitions of Canadian and Indigenous contemporary art, the 2017 edition also includes international artworks for the first time. The exhibition features over 50 artists and more than 100 works covering a diverse spectrum of contemporary production from painting, sculpture, and photography, to drawing, print-making, video and large-scale mixed media installations. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Running through March 18, 2018, the Biennial visualizes a current moment in art-making as viewed through the filters of the Gallery’s national collection and the research, travels and dialogues of curators working in the departments of Contemporary Art, Indigenous Art, and the Canadian Photography Institute. All of the works in the exhibition were acquired by the Gallery through purchase or donation between April 2014 and June 2017. The 2017 Canadian Biennial is generously supported by RBC Foundation.The exhibition begins with an incisive yet comedic engagement with a past century of Western art-making as encountered through Kent Monkman’s 2015 video and mixed-media installation Casualties of Modernity (2015). Paintings by Mickalene Thomas and Cynthia Girard-Renard, a textile by Shannon Bool, and a large collage by Wangechi Mutu are also featured in the opening room of the exhibition. Together, their works introduce numerous critical, political, aesthetic, and material threads that run throughout the exhibition, in works such as Stan Douglas’ compelling six-hour meander into an Afrobeat jam session in Luanda-Kinsasha (2013), the late Kwakwaka’wakw artist, activist and hereditary Chief Beau Dick’s celebrated performative masks, Nick Cave’s enchanting Sound Suit (2015), borne from the horrors of racialized violence, to Latifa Echakhch’s sculptures and paintings that reconcile personal narratives against broader cultural or nationalistic norms and expectations. The many Canadian, Indigenous and international contemporary artworks on view in the 2017 Canadian Biennial offer forms of worldly engagement between Canada and the global histories within which the complex fabric of the nation is connected. Twitter CatalogueThe 2017 Canadian Biennial is accompanied by a bilingual catalogue. Published by the NGC, the bilingual 334-page volume features a foreword by the Gallery’s Director, Marc Mayer, an essay by Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Jonathan Shaughnessy, and entries by the curators of the departments of Contemporary Art, Indigenous Art, and the Canadian Institute of Photography. It also includes the complete list of works acquired by the Gallery since 2014 The catalogue is on sale at the Boutique for $40 as well as at ShopNGC.ca, the Gallery’s online boutique.Meet the ExpertSaturday, October 21, at noon, meet with the exhibition lead curator, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, NGC, Jonathan Shaughnessy. In the Special Exhibition Galleries. In English.Adult Tour Program – Canadian Biennale HighlightsFrom October 31, 2017 to March 18, 2018, adults are invited to explore how contemporary artists are responding to the world around them in this exhibition featuring the latest in Canadian and international art. Migration, globalization and identity are explored through a range of media. In the Special Exhibition Galleries. Groups must include a minimum of 10 people. Cost: $7 + Gallery admission. Registration required three weeks in advance at 613-990-4888 or by email at email@example.com.Spotlight on Contemporary ArtFrom 28 October 28, 2017, to March 18, 2018, from 2 pm to 3 pm, interpreters will be in the exhibition space to answer visitors’ questions and share insights. In exhibition space. Saturday, Sundays and holidays. Bilingual. Free with admission.Connect with the GalleryFollow the Gallery’s latest news on its social media networks: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and InstagramHoursThe Gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 am to 5 pm, and until 8 pm on Thursdays. Closed on Mondays. 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The Gallery also maintains Canada’s premier collection of European Art from the 14th to the 21st centuries, as well as important works of American, Asian and Indigenous Art and renowned international collections of prints, drawings and photographs. In 2015, the National Gallery of Canada established the Canadian Photography Institute, a global multidisciplinary research center dedicated to the history, evolution and future of photography. Created in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada has played a key role in Canadian culture for well over a century. Among its principal missions is to increase access to excellent works of art for all Canadians. For more information, visit gallery.ca and follow us on Twitter @NatGalleryCanAbout the National Gallery of Canada FoundationThe National Gallery of Canada Foundation is dedicated to supporting the National Gallery of Canada in fulfilling its mandate. By fostering strong philanthropic partnerships, the Foundation provides the Gallery with the additional financial support required to lead Canada’s visual arts community locally, nationally and internationally. The blend of public support and private philanthropy empowers the Gallery to preserve and interpret Canada’s visual arts heritage. The Foundation welcomes present and deferred gifts for special projects and endowments. To learn more about the National Gallery of Canada Foundation, visit ngcfoundation.ca and follow us on Twitter @NGC_FoundationAbout RBCRoyal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. 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CALGARY – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has some advice for the next leader of Saskatchewan: handle the economy differently than the government has under current premier Brad Wall.The governing Saskatchewan Party is to choose a new leader later this month to replace Wall, who announced last summer that he was leaving politics.Wall rose to national prominence for his down-to-earth style, sharp wit and, more recently, his willingness to lock horns with Ottawa.The conservative politician has also been known to trade jabs with his left-leaning Alberta counterpart on everything from provincial budgets to beer taxes.There’s also been an interprovincial spat over Saskatchewan banning Alberta licence plates on trucks working on future government road and infrastructure projects.Notley said whoever wins the Saskatchewan Party’s leadership race can learn a thing or two from Alberta.“I believe that the advice I’d give to the new premier is to look at the facts, look at the data, look at the reporting on economic activity and reconsider the approach they’ve taken up ’til now, because one province is making its way out of a recession and one is not,” Notley said Thursday during a visit to Calgary’s Minhas Micro Brewery.The brewery said it has been able to grow its business thanks to NDP policies.“One province is adding tens of thousands of new jobs; one province is losing jobs. I would suggest that they should look at the data and start drawing some different conclusions.”Wall responded to Notley’s comments with a few rhetorical jabs of his own.He said his advice to his successor will be to not listen to an NDP premier who imposed a carbon tax on her oil-dependent economy and is presiding over an annual $10 billion deficit.Wall also accused Notley of not standing up to the federal government.“Rather than defend her province against carbon taxes imposed by the Trudeau government, this is a premier who actually called her own province ‘Canada’s embarrassing cousin that nobody wants to talk about,’” Wall said in a statement Thursday night.“Well I am proud to talk about both Alberta and Saskatchewan and their huge contribution to the country. If her government is not prepared to defend the interests of Alberta, we are happy to help.”Five candidates who hope to lead the Saskatchewan Party face a vote on Jan. 27 in Saskatoon.
20 April 2010A United Nations-backed body seeking to end the impunity of illegal security groups that violate human rights in Guatemala has been successful and its mandate should be extended and strengthened to cover corruption and organized crime, its head said today. “I think that the mandate is probably not broad enough, not only in the substantive,” International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) Commissioner Carlos Castresana told a news conference in New York. “There are other issues like organized crime [and] corruption that should be included and the mandate itself should be reinforced.”The UN and the Guatemalan Government agreed to set up CICIG in December 2006 as an independent body to support the Public Prosecutors Office, the National Civilian Police and other institutions to investigate a limited number of sensitive and difficult cases regarding illegal security groups and clandestine security organizations and dismantle them. It began work in 2008.According to the mandate, which has another year and a half to run, it is also hoped that through CICIG’s work, national institutions would be strengthened to confront illegal groups and organized crime in the future.Former Guatemalan vice-president Eduardo Stein also called for extending and strengthening the mandate. “We’re convinced that we need more time, the training, the experience sharing, the institution strengthening process needs more time,” he told journalists.“There is light at the end of the tunnel. The staggering results of just two very short years show that indeed there are good people in our public institutions that society can work with, that of course would need better training, better tools better budgeting,” he said. “We are dealing with a formidable fight, a colossal fight to save our institutions from the kidnapping of these dark forces.”Outlining CICIG’s successes in a country that has suffered from a long history of impunity, especially during the repressive and often brutal military dictatorships from the 1960s to the ’80s, Mr. Castresana noted that its work had led to the dismissal of almost 2,000 policemen, about 15 per cent of the national force, an attorney-general, 10 prosecutors and three justices of the Supreme Court.“We have sent to jail 130 individuals, the kind of people who had never been prosecuted in Guatemala before, a former president, a former defence minister, a former finance minister [and] two acting directors of the national police.”All this has been possible only because the commission had been able to identify and work with reliable and committed policemen, prosecutors and actors “who are helping us to fulfil our mandate, to change the country,” he added. He stressed that while human rights violators used to be the State, today they are non-State actors with an international dimension. “We are in a region where the threats are obviously trans-national, and the response must be trans-national, too,” he said.“It is a threat from organized crime, it is a threat against the institution of security and justice in Guatemala and obviously the authorities of this small country are unable but are willing and they have asked for the support of the international community and they are getting it.”Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchu praised the establishment of CICIG. “The United Nations, we believe, has a function to be completed in Guatemala. The peace agreements [that ended the civil wars] must be given effect, but this will only be possible if we combat impunity and strengthen the role of the State and work towards a future of well-being for the people,” she said.“Our struggle against impunity continues and we continue to need the involvement of the international community and we would like to congratulate the United Nations on the role it has played.”Mr. Stein likened Guatemala’s enlistment of international support to a soccer team “who hires foreign players and technicians to better the quality of their game. We needed outside help to better the quality of our justice system and fight impunity,” he said.The director of the newspaper Prensa Libre and the Inter-American Press Association Vice-President Gonzalo Marroquin noted that “what began as a mantle of impunity for military staff became a mantle of impunity for organized crime for corruption and in general terms for all of those who attempt to achieve political and economic significance and power in the country.” He said that the UN, by setting up CICIG, had given the impetus for changing the country’s institutions to fight impunity. “We feel that the role of the international community is fundamental,” Ms. Menchu said. “It’s the first time that a commission against impunity of this kind has existed,” she added. “It’s helping Guatemala and perhaps a lot of other countries in the world might require a commission of the kind of mandate that CICIG has.”
18 August 2010The thousands of athletes competing in the first-ever Youth Olympic Games, currently under way in Singapore, should use their experiences at the event to help promote change and improvement in their local communities, a senior United Nations official said today. Wilfried Lemke, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, called on the estimated 3,600 participants to serve as socially responsible figures when they return from the competition.“This is a unique opportunity for young athletes to look beyond sports competitions and to get exposed to pressing global issues,” said Mr. Lemke at a workshop run by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on the sidelines of the Youth Olympics in Singapore.The 12-day Games contain a cultural and education programme that is designed to help the young athletes to better understand key issues, such as the importance of leading healthy lifestyles, avoiding doping and acting in a socially responsibly way.Mr. Lemke also attended a workshop run by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and toured the Olympic Village and various booths run by UN agencies, including UNAIDS, UNICEF and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).“Your experiences here will enable you to act as ambassadors when you return to your communities by sharing what you have learned and encouraging those around to be agents of change,” the Special Adviser told some of the competitors.
Mr. Ging expressed his support for continued partnership with the authorities to jointly agree on and meet remaining humanitarian needs. He also welcomed the commitment of the Government to address peace and development issues through the country’s Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission. “In 2012, it is absolutely unacceptable that tens of thousands of people are living in such appalling conditions without access to the most basic services,” Mr. Ging said.Despite these urgent needs, OCHA stated that humanitarian partners are downsizing due to funding shortfalls. Only 18.4 per cent of the funds required under the Joint Plan of Assistance to the Northern Province for this year have been received to date.“This is a critical moment for Sri Lanka,” Mr. Ging said. “I appeal to all donors, including those who have already been so generous with their bilateral and development aid, to increase their humanitarian contributions. We need their help to restore dignity and hope for those who have endured and lost so much and now urgently need support in rebuilding their lives.” (UN News) A senior United Nations relief official has praised the progress made by the Sri Lankan Government in resettling over 440,000 people since the end of the civil war three years ago, and called for continued donor support for the country, where many people still lack basic services.“The scale of what Sri Lanka has accomplished over the past three years – the pace of resettlement and the development of infrastructure – is remarkable and very clearly visible,” said the Director of Operations of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), John Ging, who just finished a three-day visit to the country. During his visit, Mr. Ging met various Government officials and travelled to the Jaffna district in the north, where he met people who remain displaced after more than two decades. He also visited the town of Thellipalai, where he spoke to people returning to the land and houses they had fled 20 years ago and are now struggling to rebuild their lives as the homes they are returning to are uninhabitable.In both places, OCHA reported that people asked for the same basic assistance – toilets, clean water, shelter, electricity and livelihoods support. Sri Lankan Government forces declared victory over the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009, bringing to an end a conflict that had raged on and off for nearly three decades and killed thousands of people. Large numbers of Sri Lankans were living as internally displaced persons (IDPs), especially in the country’s north, when the war ended.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu had talks in Sri Lanka today and looked at ways at boosting bilateral relations.He met President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera separately as well as other Government Ministers. The Ambassador of Republic of Turkey to Sri Lanka, Tunca Özuhadar, President of the Turkish Corporation and Coordination Agency Sedar Cam and Ambassador Ümit Yalçin, Deputy Undersecretary for Middle-East and Asia Pacific also took part in the discussions. During talks with the President the President urged Turkey to increase investments in Sri Lanka and the visiting Turkish Minister briefed the President on the steps the Turkish Government could take for further strengthening of trade, investment and bilateral relations, the President’s office said. Çavuşoğlu is in Sri Lanka on an invitation extended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera.This is the first visit of a Foreign Minister of Turkey to Sri Lanka, and is therefore seen as the beginning of forging stronger relations between the two countries. During his ongoing visit, Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu is to explore new areas of cooperation beneficial to both countries. (Colombo Gazette)
WASHINGTON — The U.S. job market isn’t quite as strong as originally believed — with revised figures showing that the economy had 501,000 fewer total jobs this March than initially reported.The Labor Department said Wednesday that nearly two-thirds of the downward revision came from the retail and leisure and hospitality sectors, the industries most associated with consumer spending.These preliminary revisions complicate the Trump administration’s message of a strong economy, as they suggest that job growth was slowing as the expansion approached its tenth anniversary. Some of this slowdown would be natural given the length of the expansion.Retailers had 146,400 fewer jobs, while leisure and hospitality — which includes hotels and restaurants — had 175,000 fewer workers.Business services, health care, construction and manufacturing were also lower than first reported. But other sectors had their job totals upwardly revised. Employers in government, financial services, information and transportation and warehousing hired more workers than originally reported.This was the sharpest downward revision in jobs totals since 2009, when the economy was just starting to emerge from the Great Recession.The Labor Department will update these revisions in February 2020.Josh Boak, The Associated Press
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. “Being told I had cancer was awful, but then to go through all of the treatment and surgery to then be told it was unnecessary was traumatising.”And while I was delighted when I gave birth to Louis, it was really heartbreaking when I couldn’t breastfeed him.””As if that wasn’t bad enough, I am now worried about the possibility of actually developing cancer in the future because of the type of implants I have and I am also worried about complications that I may face because of my chemotherapy.” “The entire experience has had a huge impact on Sarah in many ways.”While we welcome that the NHS Trust has admitted to the clear failings, we are yet to hear if any improvements have been put in place to prevent something like this happening again.”We are also deeply concerned following reports surrounding the type of implants Sarah has, with suspicions over their potential link to a rare form of cancer.A spokesman from the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust said: “A misdiagnosis of this kind is exceptionally rare and we understand how devastating this has been for Sarah and her family.He added: “Ultimately the misreporting of the biopsy was a human error so as an extra safeguard all invasive cancer diagnoses are now reviewed by a second pathologist.”The trust said it had shared the findings of its investigation with Mrs Boyle. A mother who was wrongly diagnosed with breast cancer underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy before the NHS hospital realised its mistake.Sarah Boyle has been left traumatised after doctors at Royal Stoke University Hospital misdiagnosed her with triple negative breast cancer at the end of 2016.The hospital only recognised the error several months later in July 2017, by which time the 28-year-old had already received several rounds of gruelling treatment and major surgery.The mother of two also had to cope with the knowledge that the breast implants may put her at added risk of developing cancer.Her lawyers said the mistake occurred because a biopsy sample was incorrectly recorded.Mrs Boyle has suffered psychological trauma as a result the ordeal and also continues to endure ongoing symptoms caused by the unnecessary treatment.She was initially told that her cancer treatment may harm her fertility.The patient was ultimately able to have a second child, who is now seven months old, but she was unable to breastfeed him due to the treatment.The trust has since admitted liability and apologised to Mrs Boyle, although legal proceedings are continuing.”The past few years have been incredibly difficult for me and my family,” she said. Mrs Boyle worries her breast implants may increase her future cancer riskCredit:SWNS The case emerged weeks after health chiefs warned that 11,000 patients a year may be dying as a result of NHS blunders.A new strategy was unveiled last month with an aim of saving 1,000 lives a year within five years by ensuring all staff, however, junior, are trained to act if they spot risks.Mrs Boyle was aged 25 when she was misdiagnosed.She was later informed by her treating doctor, Mr Sankaran Narayanan, that her biopsy had been incorrectly reported and that she did not have cancer.Sarah Sharples, from Irwin Mitchell solicitors, which is representing Mrs Boyle, said: “This is a truly shocking case in which a young mother has faced heartbreaking news and a gruelling period of extensive treatment, only to be told that it was not necessary.
The sports company wanted to organize an official Ecuadorian league match in Miami, but the USSF refused to allow it.Relevent, the sports company that wants to take an official Spanish La Liga match to the United States, has sued the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) for not allowing them to organize an official Ecuadorian league match in Miami.Everything was set to see Barcelona SC and Guayaquil City FC at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on May 5th, but the USSF did not sanction the game, and now Relevent is suing them for unfair competition.According to ESPN, the suit alleges that the USSF’s decision violated its stated purpose “to promote, govern, coordinate, and administer the growth and development of soccer in all its recognized forms in the United States for all persons of all ages and abilities, including national teams and international games and tournaments.”According to Relevent, the federation is required to sanction a match unless “the federation decides by clear and convincing evidence that staging the match would be detrimental to the sport of soccer.”Christian Pulisic praises Frank Lampard impact at Chelsea Andrew Smyth – September 5, 2019 Christian Pulisic opened up on just how much “great guy” Frank Lampard has helped him out since he joined Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund.“The decision is economically conflicted and is abusing its authority, in order to protect Major League Soccer [“MLS”], a for-profit entity with which USSF has extremely close financial and personal ties.”“In refusing to sanction Relevent’s application, USSF has thus elevated the economic interest of a select group of its members over its statutorily mandated purpose,” the suit reads.“The decision is as arbitrary [it cannot be supported by a rational factual basis] as it is capricious [it represents a willful disservice to American soccer in the name of profit]. It is also [sic] represents a failure to perform a duty enjoined on it by law. USSF’s decision to ignore or deny Relevent’s application must be annulled, and the match must be allowed to proceed.”Whatever happens, will have a great impact on the world of football.
The American Soybean Association (ASA) issued a statement Monday in response to indications from the Food and Drug Administration that the agency will revoke the unqualified health claim regarding soy protein and coronary heart disease (CHD). ASA President and Illinois farmer Ron Moore reiterated the ability of soy protein to contribute to heart health:“In a time when heart disease is the number one cause of death both in the United States and the world, we can’t afford to discourage people from taking steps to improve their diets with heart-healthy ingredients. There is still evidence that shows eating soy protein can help reduce the risk of heart disease, and while we are of course disappointed that FDA is looking at moving the health claim for these products from ‘unqualified’ to ‘qualified,’ it’s important for consumers to remember that soy protein can be an important part of a heart-healthy diet. Even in today’s announcement, FDA still refers customers to the agency’s 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, which state that healthy eating patterns include soy beverages and a variety of protein foods, including soy products. Moving forward, we hope that in its upcoming reevaluation of the available data, FDA will focus on the many studies that show the heart-healthy benefits of a diet that includes soy protein.”
Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesMeghan Markle has been facing a lot of criticism lately. From her behavior at Wimbledon to the expenditure on Frogmore Cottage.She faced even more criticism when she seemed to express some justifiable displeasure at the constant criticism at a recent event. In the midst of all of this, it looks like Meghan’s friends are indirectly sticking up for her. Reportedly, one of Meghan’s closest friends hit out at haters on Instagram. It is known that Jessica Mulroney, a Toronto based stylist met Meghan while she was filming for Suits.Ms. Mulroney posted a picture of a typed message on Instagram saying: “To anyone that gets criticized on Instagram…..Remember there are many unhappy people in this world and sadly they find their voice on this and other platforms…..Don’t let it get you down. Always rise above it.”The post was accompanied by the caption: “I get asked a lot about this. Instagram is a great business practice but it can be toxic. Here is my truth. Always rise above and always be a decent human being.” Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesThe post seems to come out of nowhere, but it does seem like an indirect defence for her friend, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. Meghan may be the only high profile friend of Jessica Mulroney’s who has been facing a barrage of criticism lately, so it would be likely that the post is indirectly standing up for her. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are still finding their feet on social media.The couple Sussex is new on Instagram and are still trying to find their away on the social media platform. You can check out the post here:
DNCC logoThe by-polls for the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will be held on 26 February, reports news agency UNB.The Election Commission made the announcement at 12:00pm at the media centre of Nirbachan Bhaban in the city on Tuesday.The EC fixed 18 January as the last date for filing nomination paper while scrutiny will be held on 21 and 22 January.The closing date for nomination paper withdrawal is 29 January.Besides, the EC will arrange polls to the 36 councilor posts and 12 reserved seats in the 36 new wards – 18 of the DNCC and 18 of the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) – on the same day.The DNCC mayoral post fell vacant with the death of Annisul Huq on 30 November last.
kolkata: The IIT Kharagpur has secured the Chairman Award for Technical Innovation in India Innovation Challenge Design Contest (IICDC) 2017. The award was given on Battery Health Management System with Integrated Charger by Texas Instruments India (TI), a TI statement said here yesterday. The IIT KGP figured on top among the 10 winning teams of one of the country’s most popular design contests for engineering students. Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology of Bengaluru, won the first runners up for their innovation Underwater and Airborne Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle and Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s Sardar Patel Institute of Technology of Mumbai was adjudged the second runners up award on their innovation Health Set. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life The announcement was made at the grand finale at IIM Bangalore on August 10 in the presence of Dr S D Shibulal, co-founder of Infosys, Dr Anita Gupta, Adviser and Associate Head, National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) and the Department of Science and Technology of the union government. The winners qualify for a Rs 3.5 crore start-up seed fund from the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and an opportunity to be incubated at ‘IIM Bangalores innovation and entrepreneurship hub N S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL). Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed The final 10 winners were chosen after several rounds of discussions and deliberations by a panel of judges. More than 15,380 students of 965 colleges took part with 30 teams having made it to the final after a rigorous selection process. Gunit Singh Chabbra of IIT Kharagpur said, “to be one of the top 10 winning teams is absolutely thrilling. IICDC is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I would encourage students who love technology, have a great idea and want to be entrepreneurs, to definitely give it a shot.” This years edition has witnessed 34 patents filed by the participants across domains like agriculture, health, vehicle safety, IOT, automation, security and eco-friendly appliances, the statement said. In a year-long challenge, the participants were mentored by TI and IIMB. While TI provided technical resources and guidance throughout the contest – from free tools, technical guidance and mentoring, to helping student develop their prototypes – DST provided funding of Rs 3.5 crore to the student start-ups, which went towards the product development process and seed fund. The Texas Instruments is a global semi-conductor design and manufacturing company which develops analog ICs and embedded processors.
What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke “I believe that whoever plays quarterback for Arizona — because of Larry Fitzgerald — he makes that quarterback look awful good. But I’m very disappointed in Kevin Kolb.”It’s one thing to disappoint coaches, fans and teammates, but this will likely be the thing that really gets to Kolb.In truth, Carter is saying what many are thinking. That Kolb, who was expected to be the team’s long-term answer at QB could be such a bust so soon is something no one wanted to contemplate, but if ESPN’s Adam Schefter is correct, it’s a reality we’ll have to deal with. 0 Comments Share D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ There will be plenty of disappointed people if Kevin Kolb does not win the Arizona Cardinals starting QB job.From the team that traded for him, the players who supported the move and the fans who believed in him, all will feel a sense of being letdown should John Skelton emerge as the team’s starting quarterback.You can add former ESPN analyst/friend of Larry Fitzgerald’s Cris Carter to the list.“We shouldn’t be going through this debate a year later,” Carter said on ESPN’s SportsCenter Tuesday. “But if John Skelton has outperformed him, he should play in the football game. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories
RelatedOpen Skies: new choices for passengers and challenges for HeathrowOpening up new routes to new carriers, the agreements place Heathrow on the front lines.Traffic figures up for Air FranceFrance’s biggest airline is continuing to see success, particularly with passenger traffic to countries in Asia.Open Skies opens new chapter in transatlantic competitionA historic corner has been turned in transatlantic aviation, with the EU-US Open Skies agreement now operative. Airlines may seek to dedicate resources to improving or expanding their transatlantic services, as a new trend emerges in favour of long-haul services.London Heathrow claimed that flights to the US were achieving the biggest rise in uptake, signalling a potential cooling off of the boom in European city-breaks and budget travel. According to Travel Mole, passenger numbers to Europe were stable over 2007, while travel to the US increased by three per cent, a trend also noted by London’s busiest air hub.Damon Hunt, a spokesperson for Heathrow Airport, said: “The biggest trend that we’ve noticed in the last 12 months is a strengthening in our transatlantic traffic, so more people going to the US, and a dropping off of short haul, particularly domestic, traffic within the UK. We would definitely say there are a lot more people heading to the US and potentially that is because of the exchange rate.” He added that the busy west London hub was at 99 per cent capacity at all times, making changes in travel trends more difficult to spot – a situation that could change when the long-awaited Terminal Five opens this spring.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map