Kolkata: Children affected with adenovirus are a cause of concern for the city doctors as the affected patients often develop respiratory problems even after they are released from the hospitals.According to the doctors, the children, who are once affected with adenovirus, are later developing serious lung infection which the doctors termed as ‘bronchiolitis obliterans (BO). Otherwise known as popcorn lung and constrictive bronchiolitis, the disease causes obstruction to the smallest airways of the lungs (bronchioles) due to inflammation. Symptoms include a dry cough, shortness of breath and feeling tired. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe affected children are developing lung infection, which eventually leads to pneumonia. Children are more susceptible to the virus due to their low immunity. The infection can spread fast among the children who tend to be in close contact with the affected ones. Earlier, it was difficult to identify the virus. Respiratory problem, sore throat, fever, persisting cough and cold are the signs of the virus. It has also been learnt that some children and a few elderly patients have been under Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwaymedication at various hospitals in the city with similar symptoms. More than 100 children have been affected with adenovirus in past couple of months. What is worrying for the doctors is that many of the children who return home after being cured, again complaining respiratory distress. As there is no specific medicines for the disease the situation is further complicated. It may be mentioned here that more than 20 babies were admitted at the Institute of Child Health with adenovirus most of them have been released from the hospital after treatment. Many other private hospitals in the city also admitted patients with the same disease. The babies who have been admitted to the hospital are aged between four months and one year. Adenovirus can be a serious cause when it comes to morbidity and mortality. According to a senior official of a private hospital in Park Circus, there is also a crisis of influenza vaccine due to the rising number of viral infection patients in the past three months. There is no proper vaccine for adenovirus and hence the doctors are administering other medicines to the patients. If fever keeps recurring despite medication, the patient should be taken to the hospital and also if they complain of irritation in eyes or muscle pain. Adenovirus appears to be like a common respiratory tract infection. Antibiotics do not properly work when the patient is affected with this virus. If the symptoms persist for more than two to three days, the cause should get investigated without further delay, a senior official of the private hospital said.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Nearly twice as many people as usually watched the Spanish-language television institution “Sabado Gigante” turned out for the show’s farewell on Univision after 53 years on the air.The Nielsen company said that 3.4 million people saw host Don Francisco’s adios in the United States. The three-hour variety show, whose name translates to “giant Saturday” and is a mix of celebrity appearances and amateur talent contests, reached 1.9 million viewers on a typical Saturday this year. The finale was the show’s fourth-biggest audience ever in the U.S., with the top being 3.5 million for an episode in January 2005.The measurement doesn’t include other Latin American countries, where the show is also seen, and for which no immediate viewership estimate was available.President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama taped messages for the final show, which featured performances by musicians Luis Fonsi, Espinoza Paz, Intocable, Juanes and Laura Pausini.Francisco, whose real name is Mario Kreutzberger, began his show in Chile. It moved to Miami in 1986, when Univision began televising it. Univision is replacing “Sabado Gigante” with another variety show, “Sabadazo,” which will feature comedy and Latin music’s Top Ten for the week.Football and the second Republican presidential debate dominated the week’s ratings, won by NBC on the strength of its Sunday night football game. That game also cut into viewing of the annual Emmy Awards, with 11.9 million viewers the smallest audience in the show’s televised history.For the week in prime time, NBC averaged 8.7 million viewers, CBS had 6.7 million, Fox had 5.3 million, ABC had 4.3 million, Univision had 2.5 million, Telemundo had 1.4 million, ION Television had 1.1 million and the CW had 1 million.ESPN was the most-watched cable network in prime time, averaging 4.14 million viewers. CNN had 3.59 million, Fox News Channel had 1.59 million, the Disney Channel had 1.58 million and USA had 1.49 million.NBC’s “Nightly News” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 8 million viewers. ABC’s “World News” was second with 7.6 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 6.3 million viewers.For the week of Sept. 14-20, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NFL Football: Seattle at Green Bay, NBC, 26.38 million; Republican Presidential Debate, CNN, 23.06 million; NFL Fooball: Denver at Kansas City, CBS, 21.12 million; “Sunday Night NFL Preview,” NBC, 18.88 million; “Republican Debate Preview,” CNN, 18.83 million; NFL Football: Minnesota at San Francisco, ESPN, 14.33 million; “Football Night in America” (Sunday, 8 p.m.), NBC, 14.15 million; NFL Football: Philadelphia at Atlanta, ESPN, 13.56 million; “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 13.21 million; “Kickoff to the Emmys,” Fox, 12.7 million.___ABC and ESPN are owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks. CNN is owned by Time Warner, Inc.___Online:http://www.nielsen.com by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Sep 22, 2015 2:16 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Nielsen says 3.4 million people watch farewell of Univision’s ‘Sabado Gigante’
by The Associated Press Posted Oct 25, 2016 12:47 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 25, 2016 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email AT&T says new streaming service will cost $35 a month NEW YORK, N.Y. – AT&T says a streaming service with more than 100 popular TV channels that’s coming out next month will cost $35 a month.That’s far less than the typical big bundle of channels on cable, which a recent survey from Leichtman Research Group says costs about $100, on average. But it’s comparable to the price of Dish Network’s Sling TV streaming service, which, granted, has fewer channels at that price. It is $20 cheaper than Sony’s PlayStation Vue streaming service tier with a similar number of channels.AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson announced the pricing of the streaming service, called DirecTV Now, at the WSJ.D conference while onstage with Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes.Dallas-based AT&T is buying HBO, CNN and Warner Bros. owner Time Warner for $85.4 billion. The phone company bought satellite TV company DirecTV last year.Stephenson said AT&T would try to keep the streaming service’s price in check through new advertising models. It’s meant to attract the millions of people who have cut cable in recent years or never subscribed to a cable service at all. Many of those are thought to be ages 35 and younger.
‘Tis the season of Santa Claus parades and Brock is looking for volunteers to walk alongside the University’s float and help spread holiday cheer and hand out candy canes.Brock will participate in the following parades:• Nov. 22 at 2:30 p.m. in St. Catharines• Nov. 28 at 4 p.m. in Thorold• Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. in Niagara on the LakeAnyone interested in participating, please contact Curtis Gadula in Student Life and Community Experience by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.St. Catharines parade volunteers will meet near the corner of Duke St. and Wellington St. at 2 p.m.
Brock University is hosting a pair of annual blood donor clinics on campus this fall. This year, the clinics will take place on Friday, Sept. 23 and Friday, Nov. 18 in the Ian Beddis Gymnasium. Students can get involved by making a blood donation or volunteering to help out with the events.Donate bloodIndividuals can register online with Canadian Blood Services and book an appointment for the blood donor clinics. VolunteerVolunteers are a large part of the success of a blood drive. Student Life & Community Experience is always looking for volunteers to assist with promotions and recruitment leading up to the clinics. Volunteers are also required for the day of the event to assist with the “recovery” area. Last year, the giving at Brock saved more than 600 lives with the on-campus blood donor clinics. If you would like to get involved, or want more information contact Student Life & Community Experience at email@example.com or 905-688-5550 ext. 6321.
He said: “At the moment we might see a bit of a North-South split developing.”The wet and windy weather will most likely be to the north and west of the UK, so Scotland, Northern Ireland, north west England and North Wales will have a wet and windy weekend.”Nothing severe is expected but given this August so far, it’s just a bit disappointing, since the kids have broken up, it’s turned a bit more unsettled.”Temperatures in those regions will likely remain around 18C (64.4F) to 19C (66.2F) on Sunday and Monday, while higher ground in parts of western Scotland and north-western England could see up to 25mm of rain – or a third of a month’s rainfall – in a few hours. Hurricane Gert, the second hurricane of the season in the Atlantic Ocean, is currently off the eastern coast of the US and north of Bermuda.It is expected to track eastwards before losing strength and being absorbed into a low pressure system.After weeks of unsettled weather across most of Britain, the low pressure system is set to bring more summery conditions for central and southern Britain from Sunday. Temperatures in the south east could reach 27C (80.6 F) on Monday.It is expected to move eastwards and become a low pressure system with its centre somewhere between Iceland and northern Scotland, Met Office forecaster Luke Miall said. Hurricane Gert is pictured in the Atlantic off the US eastern coast in this satellite image taken on TuesdayCredit:AFP/Getty Show more In the south and east of England, Mr Miall said: “If we get up to 26C (78.8F) or 27C (80.6F) on Monday that will make it the warmest day of August.”He added there was some uncertainty about where the UK will be split by the weather because it is dependent on whether the hurricane’s remains track further south, meaning the rain could reach parts of the Midlands, or further north, extending the warmer patches.The weather is likely to be more settled by midweek but it is unclear what to expect over the August bank holiday. Mr Miall said: “It will turn cooler and fresher by Wednesday. It will still feel pleasant in the sunshine. It’s very uncertain, once this system comes through we will have a lot more confidence about how things will play out.” Hurricane Gert could help to salvage summer for parts of Britain, as it is predicted to bring a dose of warm Caribbean air.The remnants of the storm that is moving across the Atlantic towards the UK are expected to bring an extreme split in weather.Areas south and east of the depression are due to receive a blast of warm air with warm and sunny conditions.However, others will be left battling strong winds and heavy rain. The Met Office said the tail-end of the hurricane is likely to unleash a bout of bad weather in northern and western areas on Sunday.Northern regions are forecast to see heavy rain and gales as a lowpressure system moves in. 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.
During the first quarter of 2017, Metso signed three new long-term maintenance contracts with major mining companies in the Pacific Rim region. Through these new Life Cycle Services (LCS) contracts, Metso will provide improvements in the availability of equipment to meet production targets and reduce maintenance costs in mining operations. Equivalent to €13.9 million, the new contracts have been booked to Metso’s Q1 2017 orders received.“Not all our clients in the Pacific Rim focus on the same opportunities or face the same challenges in the same way. That is why we at Metso Chile recruit, train and manage qualified teams that can offer solutions that meet different customer requirements. Through the LCS offering, we work together to reduce all unforeseen shutdowns,” says Claudio García, Vice President of Services for Chile and Argentina.“Our customers aim for increased reliability, availability and performance by partnering with a spare and wear parts original equipment manufacturer. By choosing Metso Life Cycle Agreements our customers get access to the competence and experience of skilled technicians, full service portfolio bundled with equipment, and an increased cost-effectiveness,” says José Luis Olaeta, LCS Manager.“We are fully committed to performance, and at the heart of great performance is knowledge. We utilise our deep knowledge and experience as an original equipment manufacturer, systems designed for the transfer of knowledge, and work practices optimised by performing diverse tasks. These new long-term maintenance contracts are the result of our ability to meet customers’ needs regarding the mechanical maintenance of the crushing and screening plants, safely and on time,” concludes Aldo Cermenati, Senior Vice President, Pacific Rim market area.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, October 24, 2016 – Discussions are under way between the Government and some CARICOM countries to establish sport cooperation programs in the region. The primary aim of the program is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and technical skills of physical education teachers and coaches.Speaking at a recent press conference in Kingston, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, said a delegation headed by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness held meetings with Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, and St. Lucia at the recent Rio Olympic Games in Brazil, to discuss the collaborative strategies for sport development.“As Minister with responsibility for sport, I am aware that we have physical education teachers and coaches who are underutilized, and in some of our neighboring countries there is a need to increase their cadre of technical skills in physical education and coaching,” she noted.Ms. Grange said that local sports academy G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport, in St. Catherine, is being proposed as the main partner institution. Under the cooperation deal, trained G.C. Foster graduates will have the opportunity to take up teaching positions at educational institutions in those countries.The program will also offer scholarships to students from those states to pursue specialized sport programs at G.C. Foster College. Meanwhile, Miss Grange said the delegation’s visit to Brazil also provided an opportunity for follow-up discussions on the Jamaica Brazil Sport Cooperation Agreement.The draft document is now under review by the Brazilian government, the Minister noted. “Brazil over many years has been an excellent sport partner, and with this new proposed agreement, we intend to broaden our relations and maximize the benefits in scholarships offered by Brazil and in other areas of development,” Miss Grange said. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Construction activity is in full swing on Vancouver’s $38 million public library on the southeast corner of C Street and Evergreen Boulevard in the downtown core. The exterior work is on track to finish up Jan. 31, according to Lloyd Stoller, project manager from Howard S. Wright Constructors, general contractor. Stoller estimated that some 60 to 65 laborers are now reporting to construction jobs on the five-level project, work that is now focused on the building’s outer finishes, such as glass, roofing and precast concrete panels. Once the exterior work is completed, the interior of the new library will be outfitted with fixtures, furniture and equipment, said Sue Vanlaanen, communications director for the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District. Officials expect the library to open in June 2011 to replace the longtime main branch at 1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd., a city-owned site the district would like to continue using for administrative offices.At the new library, a C Street entrance will open up to checkout counters and information desks. That main floor also will house library materials for teens, a computer classroom and a large public meeting room. The building’s second floor will be a work area for library staff.
Santa, smiles, & gifts delivered today by Margate Coconut Creek Firefighters, and Creek & Margate Police Depts. #coconutcreek #creekpd pic.twitter.com/A3O0QcW0tp— Coconut Creek (@CoconutCreekGov) December 18, 2016Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MARGATE, FLA. (WSVN) – The Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Department spread some holiday cheer to the residents of an apartment complex, Sunday, and they brought with them a very special guest.Firefighters surprised residents at the complex located along Northwest 65th Avenue in Margate with “Santa’s Toy Drop.” Old Saint Nick was on hand to deliver toys to children throughout the development.Santa, however, ditched the reindeer and arrived in a custom sleigh built from an old fire truck.
brahmanbariyaA young man, Selim Mia, 32, was killed in what the police call a gunfight with the law enforcement in Sarail of Brahmanbaria on early Monday.The police called the youth an inter-district robber ringleader.Selim Mia, a resident of Sarail upazila’s Sridoba village, was killed in the alleged gunfight around 2:00am early Monday. Police claimed that two police officers and three police constables were injured in the incident.Sarail police station inspector (investigation) Md Kamruzzaman said the police arrested Selim Mia around 11:00pm Sunday night when a group of robbers led by Selim was preparing for a robbery on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Paschim Kuttapara of Sridoba village in Sarail.Police said they went with Selim Mia on a drive to recover arms in Sarail upazila’s Bertala area around 1:45am early Monday and around 2:00am, a group of 20-25 robbers launched attack on the police team to snatch away Selim Mia.According to the police, Selim sustained serious injuries of bullets fired by robbers group.Police said on-duty doctors declared Selim Mia dead when he was rushed to Brahmanbaria sadar hospital.Sarail police station officer-in-charge Rupak Kumar Saha told Prothom Alo that a total of four cases including killing ones were filed against Selim Mia with the police station.Two more cases were filed in connection with the alleged gunfight.
.A three-member probe committee has been formed to look into the incident of stealing a baby from Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), reports UNB.The committee, headed by DMCH deputy director Biddut Kanti Pal, has been asked to submit the report within three working days.Other members of the committee are assistant director Abu Jaher and assistant director Saiduzzaman.On Tuesday, a group of miscreants stole the three-year old baby girl Zim from her mother’s lap while they were sleeping at a patients’ ward.Md Jewel, the father of the baby, was admitted to the hospital with some health complications on 31 October.Jewel’s wife Sajeda Begum, along with their baby girl Zim, was staying with him at the hospital.On Monday night, the family went to sleep after having their dinner.At 12:30 am, the couple suddenly found their baby girl missing.
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland began the sale of medical marijuana to residents in pain on Friday, ending years of delays by embarking on a program that features some of the most liberal policies in the nation on who can qualify for the prescribed cannabis.Dozens of people stood outside a licensed dispensary, Potomac Holistics, where owners began making sales soon after receiving their first shipment Friday afternoon.William Askinazi, one of the owners, said people who work at the store were euphoric that the day had finally arrived. More than half of all U.S. states, plus the District of Columbia, have legalized a comprehensive medical marijuana program, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures“You can tell there’s a buzz, and we’re excited for so many reasons,” Askinazi said. “We’re giving care to people who need it.”A long line of people cheered late Friday as sales began.Denise Broyhill was among the first in the door to buy marijuana tablets. She said she was upbeat and relieved after years of delays by authorities in making medical marijuana available in the state. A resident of the state capital city of Annapolis, Broyhill also said she hoped for good results managing the pain from a neurological condition.“I’m very excited to try it and relieved to get through the whole process after waiting so long,” Broyhill said. “It’s been a longtime, but I’m looking to have some good pain management.”Maryland approved its first medical marijuana law in 2013. But the effort stalled because it required academic medical centers to run the programs, and none stepped forward. The law was changed in 2014 to allow doctors certified by a state medical cannabis commission to recommend marijuana for patients with debilitating, chronic and severe illnesses.While the initial rollout was initially expected to be limited due to available supply, Askinazi said he expected to see between 600 and 1,000 patients over the next three days.Patrick Allison, of Annapolis, was also among the first in line. He said he suffers from ankylosing spondylitis, a form of arthritis that causes inflammation of the spinal joints that can lead to severe, chronic pain and discomfort.“It’s about time,” Allison said. “I live in chronic pain. You wouldn’t know it to look at me, but I’m about an eight right now on a scale of one to 10, head to toe. The only thing that works for me is marijuana.”David Johnson, of Frederick, said he was relieved that he could now have access to medical marijuana to ease pain from nerve damage. He said he’s tired of driving in pain to pharmacies in search of opioids.“It’s been a nightmare,” he said. “This is a godsend.”Medical marijuana will be available for any condition that is severe in which other medical treatments have been ineffective, and if the symptoms “reasonably can be expected to be relieved” by marijuana. Patients with a chronic or debilitating medical condition that causes severe appetite loss, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures or severe muscle spasms also can have access, as well as people with glaucoma or post-traumatic stress disorder.“In Maryland, there are very liberal qualifying conditions,” Askinazi said.Even further, Maryland will allow not only physicians but nurse practitioners, dentists, podiatrists and nurse midwives to certify patients as eligible to receive marijuana. People authorized to recommend the use of medical marijuana will be able to do so for patients from other states who travel to Maryland.
In the article Schekman claims that scientific research is being “disfigured by inappropriate incentives.” He maintains that the top science journals are artificially inflating their stature by keeping the number of articles they publish low. He asserts that the practices of the top journals is causing undo difficulties with young researchers who have become convinced the only true measure of success is publication in one of the top tier journals.He continues by suggesting that because the top tier journals are run by editors, rather than scientists, it’s often the flashiest articles that get published, rather than the best or most relevant.Schekman offered hints of his dissatisfaction with the publication process when he took a position as an editor at eLife, an online science journal that prints research papers—it’s also peer reviewed, but doesn’t charge an access fee.In his article he suggests that many researchers and organizations cut corners in order to focus more clearly on the “wow” factor and as a result the number of papers being retracted by science journals is on the rise, which of course includes some very high profile instances, such as by some who are supposedly involved in the cloning of human embryos.Schekman also takes issue with the concept of paper quality being linked to impact factor (a metric that describes how often a paper is cited)—suggesting it might be as much of an indicator of a hot topic, or even an article that is simply wrong, as it is for describing good science.He concludes by adding to the chorus of supporters of open-access journals and suggests that those that offer funding for research join the effort, as they are jointly responsible for the maintenance of the flawed status-quo due to continuing to base decisions on article representation in high profile journals, rather than on overall quality of work or appearance in lower tier journals.Editors from Nature, Life and Cell have all responded to Schekman’s accusations, and for the most part have denied that their articles are popularity based—insisting that article acceptance is based strictly on science and quality. Explore further Randy Schekman. Credit: James Kegley/Wikipedia , Nature Citation: Nobel winning scientist to boycott top science journals (2013, December 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-12-nobel-scientist-boycott-science-journals.html , Cell This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org) —Randy Schekman winner (with colleagues) of the Nobel Prize this year in the Physiology or Medicine category for his work that involved describing how materials are carried to different parts of cells, has stirred up a hornet’s nest in the scientific community by publishing an article in The Guardian lashing out at three of the top science journals—Science, Cell and Nature. Flawed sting operation singles out open access journals © 2013 Phys.org Journal information: Science
Even though a great deal of effort is being done to sustain the rich Indian heritage and culture; much more remains to be done. And while Indian handlooms are being celebrated and adopted the world over, the weavers in our country are in a pitiable state. The reasons are plenty – meagre income, middlemen cornering all profits and not enough takers in the market. With the next generation bidding adieu to weaving as a livelihood option – beautiful, hand woven sarees are going to be relics of the past. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDespite the fact that India has a long heritage of handloom weaving that is distinctly unique and largest in the world, it is only recently that the government started paying attention to the myriad hand-woven ‘Made In India’ fabrics. Several government and private entities are coming up with their own versions of hand-woven or handloom fabrics giving it a modern makeover to make it appealing to the present generation. Some are into manufacturing and selling these fabrics to newer market while others adopt innovative strategies to promote the ethnicity and the many facets of culturally rich India. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOne such platform – devised by DLF Place Saket – is ‘Weaves of India.’ The month-long festival, which will go on until August 15, will showcase traditional fabrics from across the nation.As you enter the mall, in the western court of the mall, you will get to see a unique installation, decorated by various accessories used in fabric-making. Spools of thread, measuring tapes, a button tower, are all exaggerated to create an ethnic ambience. Turn towards the eastern court and you will find a quirky point with turbaned rural balloons and colourful thread designs. Beautiful and creative installations will take you to the main place where weavers from several states have set up stalls to display their products – from lavish looking carpets and rugs from Uttar Pradesh, camel leather bags from Rajasthan, Banarasi sarees weaved with zari and colourful resham, Assam silk scarves and sarees, to Punjabi suits and salwars – you will be left awe-struck with the authenticity and variety on offer. The plus point of this festival for many vendors is that they get a free space to sell their products.A vendor at the Punjab stall, who has come from Dilli Haat to sell phulkari work, loves the environment at the mall. He says, “I hope such festivals are held more often. The customers here don’t bargain, which is very refreshing, and we are being provided with all the facilities to make things easier.”Talking about the sale of camel leather bags, a vendor from Rajasthan stall exclaimed, “This is my first time of displaying my products in a mall. We are getting customers who understand the craft and there is a great demand. Because the event is promoting handicrafts, it is exciting to see people to come and see the collection.”As DLF Place Saket is trying to promote ethnic wear and the various fabrics of India – the premium brands in the clothing industry have also participated. While Ritu Kumar is offering three brands under one roof for its customers in DLF Place Saket, Anita Dongre – with the motive of promoting cottage industries – offers the best of Banaras silk, mal fabric, Khadi and hand-woven designer pieces. The good news is that these designer brands come at a price tag that is reasonable.From installations, knowledge sharing zones to exhibition and sale kiosks, giveaways, souvenirs as well as regional entertainment, the mall promises myriad ways of reconnecting with our rich legacy and diversity through Indian weaves and ethnic wear.With Teej and Raksha Bandhan falling in the month of July and August respectively, DLF Place Saket will be adorned with stalls and installations, drawing inspiration from these festivals. And days before Independence Day, the mall will be organising several functions and stalls to keep the fervour alive.
Singapore’s LGBTI event Pink Dot says Singapore is ready to repeal anti-gay legislation Section 377A (Photo: Facebook) ‘If you share our vision of a more inclusive, more equal Singapore, please sign this petition and speak out’, the petition page urges. ‘The time for change is NOW.’High-profile businessman Ho Kwon Ping, who is chairman of Banyan Tree Hotels, supported the petition.Calls for decriminalizing gay sex are growing in the republic.Pink Dot explicitly called on the government to repeal the law during its event in July. This was the first time in the ten-year history of Pink Dot that it had made this direct request.In early August, a coalition of LGBTI rights groups sent an open letter to Singapore’s prime minister calling for greater equality for the LGBTI community.‘Society has got to decide’On Friday (7 September), Singapore’s home affairs and law minister said it was up to Singapore’s society to decide whether to keep or repeal Section 377A.‘If you look at the issue, it is a deeply split society’, Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam, Minister for Law and Home Affairs, said. ‘The majority are opposed to any change to Section 377A. They are opposed to removing it’.Shanmugam told reporters a ‘growing minority’ opposed the law but the government remained ‘in the middle’.‘Can you impose viewpoints on a majority when (the issue is) so closely related to social value systems?’ he asked.‘I think society has got to decide which direction it wants to go. And the laws will have to keep pace with changes in society and how society sees these issues,’ Shanmugam said.A veteran Singaporean diplomat suggested that the LGBT community mount another legal challenge against the law.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . It comes as a government committee recommended ‘sweeping’ reviews of Singapore’s Penal Code. The panel included 169 suggested amendments to protect vulnerable members of society.Significantly, it did not include Section 377A, which bans male homosexual sex with a penalty of up to two years in prison.It traces its roots back to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which India’s Supreme Court dismantled last week.Since then, Singaporeans have launched into fierce debate on their own anti-gay laws.Over the weekend, more than 75,000 people in Singapore signed a petition to maintain Section 377A.The petition argues that repealing Section 377A would ‘normalize homosexual behaviors’. It would ‘lead to a greater push for other LGBT rights in our conservative society’, according to the petition.‘Perfect candidate for repeal’The committee suggested an end to immunity for rape within marriage and new offenses for child abuse.Pink Dot, organizers of Singapore’s largest LGBTI event, said it was ‘dismayed’ by the committee’s decision to ignore Section 377A.‘Section 377A would have been the perfect candidate for such a review and and repeal’, said a statement released Sunday.‘It is a colonial relic of Victorian values that was left behind by the British from before Singapore’s independence’.Pink Dot urged people to sign the ‘Ready for Repeal’ petition. Organizers will submit the signatures to the review committee later this month. GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… More than 10,000 LGBTI and allies in Singapore have signed an online petition urging a review of Section 377A of the Penal Code, which criminalizes gay sex. More than half of Singaporeans support anti-gay law Section 377AIslamic association in Singapore joins calls to keep Section 377ARepeal Section 377A to prevent HIV cases, says Action for AIDS SingaporeRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/singapore-petition-urges-review-of-anti-gay-section-377a/
Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Sad news for motorists is that the petrol price is going up tomorrow (May 2).The price of petrol will increase by 49c a litre, Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe announced on Thursday afternoon.Diesel – 0.05% Sulphur will increase by 59c/l, while diesel – 0.005% Sulphur will go up 58c/l.The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin will increase by 52c/l, while the single maximum national retail price (SMNRP) of illuminating paraffin will rise by 69c/l. The maximum retail price of LPGas will increase by 70c/kg.So you’d better go today and fill up your tank before the increase kicks in. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite
Royal Cliff Hotels Group will introduce a QR code check-in option for guests at its properties from October. The QR code express check-in will be available from 1 October 2013. Check-in details will be stored on the QR code and guests need only present this code to staff, either on their mobile/tablet devices or from a printed page in order to check-in to their hotel room. Source = ETB News: P.T. “Royal Cliff Hotels Group always looks to enhance its hospitality and services to our valued clientele,” Royal Cliff Hotels Group executive director Vitanart Vathanakul said. Developed to maximize the innovations of the current smart phone technology, this new system will enable users of smart phones and other devices to have the option of a hassle-free express check-in. The innovation is the first of its kind in Thailand, aimed at streamlining the arrivals process. Royal Cliff Hotels Group plan to extend this technology to other areas of the hotel.
Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Arizona Cardinals left tackle Levi Brown had a rough outing Sunday in St. Louis.Rams defensive end Robert Quinn got the best of Brown for most of the afternoon. Quinn recorded three sacks as well as three quarterbacks hits.Brown, a 2007 first round draftee, also got called for holding in the third quarter of the contest, a 27-24 victory for the Rams. It was the seven-year veteran’s first regular season game since tearing his right triceps in a preseason contest against Oakland in August 2012. Cardinals general manager Steve Keim told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Monday that he was disappointed with Brown’s performance in St. Louis.“There’s no way to sugar coat it,” Keim said. “I take it personal, because it wasn’t good enough. And I think it starts with me. It comes down to making sure that (offensive coordinator) Harold Goodwin and (offensive line coach) Larry Zierlein continue to work with him.”Keim said he saw some “technical issues” with how Brown played, including not moving his feet and how he used his hands to block.“There are so many options,” Keim said of the Cardinals offensive line depth. “We’ll continue to look at those moving forward, and hopefully that’ll improve this weekend against Detroit.”The general manager said the offensive line as a whole made several mistakes against the Rams defense.“Looking back at the film, there were some issues where we just had one man to beat (in the running game) or there was one guy that was unblocked,” Keim said.On the brighter side, Keim said he was impressed by the play of starting guard Paul Fanaika. The former Arizona State Sun Devil was cut by the Seattle Seahawks in training camp last year and didn’t play in the 2012 regular season. Although Keim identified a couple of quarterback pressures Fanaika gave up on Sunday, he said the right guard helped in the run game and played well overall. Your browser does not support the audio element. LISTEN: The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact – / 27
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