How Authentic An Indian Are You

first_imgWelcome to the brave new world of White Indians, Black Indians, Hispanic Indians, and Asian Indians.More than 220,000 Indian Americans – nearly one in nine – classified themselves as multiracial in the 2000 census. If these numbers startle you, be prepared to be disoriented even further in the years ahead for this is but the opening chapter in the redefinition of the Indian American identity. Multiracial marriages are exploding within the community, especially among the second generation as well as the so-called “1.5 generation,” that is Indians who were born in India, but grew up in America. Because the vast majority of Indians migrated as adults, many already married by the time they came to the United States, almost 91 percent of them married Indians. However, among the U.S. born and those who migrated before the age of 13, fully 30 percent of all Indian marriages are biracial. If current trends hold, a majority of second generation Indian marriages will be biracial by 2020. We need to prepare for this seismic shift in Indian demographics. It is no easy task, because the group, by definition, is diverse. Most Indian biracial marriages – 70 percent -are with Whites. But they are also growing with other Asians, African Americans and Hispanics. In many instances the non Indian identity of the children of these relationships may even be dominant, although, since census classification is individually defined, all of them elected to also characterize themselves as Indian.For some time now, we have celebrated in these pages the multiplicity of Indian American identities, arguing that a hot dog-chomping Yankee Indian fan is as authentic an Indian as the pakora- and samosa-munching Bollywood aficionado. As the second generation acquired a distinctly American accent, socially, culturally and linguistically, many skeptics in the first generation found reassurance in the bastion of looks and visual appearance they assumed would forever demarcate their construction of the Indian community and identity. Now biracial Indians have denuded even that last rampart. Welcome to the brave new world of White Indians, Black Indians, Hispanic Indians, and Asian Indians. After more than five centuries of mistaken labeling by Christopher Columbus, why, there are now even a handful of genuine Native American Indians in our midst. How much more authentic an Indian American can you get? As the second generation acquired a distinctly American accent, socially, culturally and linguistically, many skeptics in the first generation found reassurance in the bastion of looks and visual appearance they assumed would forever demarcate their construction of the Indian community and identity. Now biracial Indians have denuded even that last rampart.  Related Itemslast_img read more

Cignal’s Jose named D-League MVP

first_imgLIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Jose is currently with Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games as the Philippines seeks its 18th gold medal in the biennial meet.He is the third player from Far Eastern University to win the plum, following the footsteps of Mac Belo (2016 Aspirants’ Cup) and Mike Tolomia (2016 Foundation Cup).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJose edged Cignal teammate Jason Perkins, Flying V’s Jeron Teng, and CEU’s JK Casiño for the award. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ Raymar Jose. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDisplaying unmatchable grit all-conference long, Cignal HD’s Raymar Jose came away with the Conference Most Valuable Player award for the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.The hardworking forward averaged 12.27 points and 10.18 rebounds in leading the Hawkeyes to a second straight Finals appearance this conference.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:42Cayetano asks Robredo, opposition to stop ‘politicizing’ drug war01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program ‘Sorry it didn’t last long,’ says Marvin after 21-second KO leads 2-gold boxing haul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Marcio Lassiter regains touch at right time

first_imgLassiter averaged just 6.8 points through Games 1 to 4  then, found his groove in Games 5 and 6 where he averaged 20 points per outing.The 31-year-old Lassiter played a vital role in Game 6 as San Miguel evened the series and forced a deciding seventh game on Wednesday, keeping the Beermen’s bid for a fifth straight Philippine Cup alive.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It was falling tonight. I was kind of mixing it up, going inside and cutting,” said Lassiter after the Beermen’s 98-86 win Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Coach [Leo Austria] was telling me to attack more, and I was fortunate to get my first three go in.”Lassiter’s Game 6 performance was also his best shooting night in the series as he converted 50 percent from the field, 7-of-14, including 3-of-6 from the three-point line. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Making Lassiter’s job lighter was the mere presence of five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo who constantly demanded double-teams that opened his teammates from the perimeter.“I was getting more and more comfortable and the guys were sharing the ball, that’s what we always do, and we’re just continuously sharing the ball,” said Lassiter.“The main focus is June Mar, and I just want to be there when they double, just to give more opportunity for him to work in the post and space the floor.”Lassiter added that San Miguel has to be mentally ready come Game 7 even if it has more experience playing in do-or-die situations.In the past five years under Leo Austria, the Beermen have played in two finals Game 7s and won.ADVERTISEMENT “We’ve been in Game 7s before, and we’ll definitely bank on our experience to carry us,” said Lassiter. “At the same time we know it’s not going to be easy because both teams want to really win this game, and we know it’s going to be a grind out game.”“From this point we have to mentally prepare ourselves. We know it’s going to be a tough battle, so we just have to come out there and stay focused, stay locked in.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess San Miguel, Magnolia on level playing field in Game 7, says June Mar Fajardocenter_img MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—If there is a player in this series who’s glad to get his rhythm back, it has to be San Miguel’s Marcio Lassiter.The Beermen’s reliable wingman was flat the first four games of the series before turning things around in Games 5 and 6 just in time for the PBA Philippine Cup finale against Magnolia.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more

Knighthood for Ben Stokes? ‘Of course’ say UK’s next prime ministerial candidates

first_imgStar All-rounder Ben Stokes is likely to get knighted for his heroics in the Cricket World Cup 2019 final on Sunday which helped England clinch their maiden title in ICC’s 50-over showpiece event.Stokes’s unbeaten 84 off 98 balls helped England level New Zealand’s score of 241 and then he scored 8 in the Super Over which also ended in a tie. England were then declared winners of the World Cup as they had scored more boundaries in the 50 overs and in the Super Over as compared to New Zealand.The victorious English cricket team was hosted by British Prime Minister Theresa May at her 10 Downing Street residence on Monday. While the outgoing PM congratulated Eoin Morgan and his players, the next two contenders for the PM’s post have assured of a knighthood for Stokes.Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, one of whom will replace outgoing PM May later this month, both pledged to honour the World Cup man-of-the-match with Johnson even adding that he would make Stokes a Duke if he becomes the next British Prime Minister.”I will give dukedoms, whatever – I will go to the maximum, to, what, the Garter King of Arms. Yes is the answer, absolutely,” Boris Johnson said as he answered a rapid-fire series of ‘yes or no’ questions at the end of the leadership debate, hosted by The Sun and talkRADIO.An incredible day of sport! @LewisHamilton wins the British Grand Prix, @EnglandCricket win the #CWC19Final – and well done @DjokerNole at Wimbledon! I still treasure the tennis racket you gave me after our last matchadvertisementBoris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) July 14, 2019Hunt also replied in the affirmative when the question was asked to him: “Of course”.Won’t make any trite comparisons about other contests where the seemingly impossible really can happen…but so proud to see the England cricket team lift the World Cup trophy for the first time on home soil! #cwc2019 #britishgp #winnersJeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) July 14, 2019Chasing 242 to win after New Zealand won the toss and posted 241-8, England had slumped to 86 for 4 before a partnership of 110 between Buttler (59) and New Zealand-born Ben Stokes (84) ensured the match would go down to Super Over.The duo once again came out to bat in the Super Over and smashed 15 runs with Stokes scoring 8 of them including a boundary. Jofra Archer then restricted New Zealand to 15 with England emerging victorious on a superior boundary count.England captain Eoin Morgan later lauded Stokes for his “superhuman” effort in the match.”To come through it is extraordinary. He’s almost superhuman. He really carried the team and our batting line-up. I know Jos [Buttler] and his partnership was extraordinary, but to bat with the lower order the way he did, I thought, was incredible,” Morgan said after the game.”Ben on numerous occasions has stood up individually and in a unit for us. He leads the way in training, in any team meetings we have, and he’s an incredible cricketer. And today he’s had a huge day out and obviously we are thankful for that,” Morgan said.Also Read | As the dust settles on epic World Cup final, spare a thought for the winnersAlso Read | Overjoyed for Ben but I am still a New Zealand supporter, says Stokes’s fatherAlso Read | Prime Minister Theresa May hosts victorious England team at 10 Downing StreetAlso Read | As a nation we all aged a year in that Super Over: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardernlast_img read more

January Deadliest Month for Refugees

By Fatima DrarIfrane – In January 230 refugees died on their way to reach Europe via the Mediterranean Sea.The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates that 55,528 migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean to enter Europe during the first 28 days of 2016. The same organization recorded 244 deaths at sea for the same period. This is almost three times the number of refugees who died in January 2015. According to IOM, a survey of migrants and refugees revealed that 90 percent of those refugees were from Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan.For the first 28 days of this year, an estimated number of 55,528 migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean to enter Europe.The refugee crisis becomes increasingly deadly. Aljazeera reported on January, 22 that “at least 45 people, including 17 children, […] died after their boats sank near two Greek islands.”On day after this tragedy, Angela Merkel emphasized the need for a joint effort among European countries to solve this problem. read more

Lebanons reconstruction focus of talks between Ban Kimoon and French leader

Mr. Ban and Mr. Chirac discussed the results of yesterday’s donor conference on Lebanon, which is attempting to rebuild itself after last year’s war between the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) and Hizbollah, as well as the country’s tense political situation.During the conference yesterday Mr. Ban told participants that “political stability has to be the bedrock on which we consolidate economic recovery and reconstruction” in Lebanon, and he urged the nation’s neighbours “to fully respect its unity, independence and sovereignty. Lebanese democracy can only work if its leaders are free to make decisions and pursue reconciliation without fear of external pressure or interference.”Today the Secretary-General and Mr. Chirac also discussed an environmental conference scheduled to be held in the French capital next week, UN spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters.He said the two leaders talked about Côte d’Ivoire, the conflict in Darfur and the unstable situation on the common border between Darfur and neighbouring Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR).Mr. Ban, who is undertaking his first overseas trip since becoming Secretary-General on 1 January, heads now to Africa, where he will visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia and Kenya in the week ahead.In the DRC, Mr. Ban will conduct talks in Kinshasa with President Joseph Kabila and other senior Government officials, as well as with peacekeepers and civilian staff of the UN’s largest mission. He will also address the National Assembly and make a brief visit to nearby Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo, to meet with President Sassou Nguesso.The Secretary-General will then go to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the African Union (AU) Summit, where he expects to discuss the Darfur crisis with Sudanese President Omar el-Bashir, as well as confer with the continent’s leaders on the conflicts in Chad, Somalia and Côte d’Ivoire.Mr. Ban will end his African tour with a stop in Nairobi, where he will meet Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, followed by a trip to the Netherlands, where he will visit the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague. While in the Netherlands, he will also meet with Queen Beatrix as well as the Dutch Prime Minister and senior officials.After that, Mr. Ban is scheduled to go to Washington for a meeting of the Middle East Quartet – the diplomatic grouping comprising the UN, the United States, Russia and the European Union – which is seeking a two-State solution to the Middle East conflict, with Israel and Palestine living side by side in peace. 26 January 2007The reconstruction of Lebanon and an upcoming international environmental summit topped the agenda during talks today in Paris between United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and French President Jacques Chirac. read more

Asian stocks plunge on USChina trade war worries

BEIJING — Asian stock markets plunged Friday after President Donald Trump’s surprise threat of tariff hikes on additional Chinese imports.Tokyo’s main market index fell 2.5% and Hong Kong’s benchmark lost 2.3%. Markets in Shanghai, Sydney and Seoul also declined.Trump’s announcement of 10% tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese goods, due to take effect Sept. 1, surprised investors after the White House said Beijing promised to buy more farm goods. That came as their latest round of trade talks ended in Shanghai.That added to investor unease following Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s suggestion Wednesday that the U.S. central bank had no plans for an extended cycle of interest rate cuts.“Markets are reeling after President Trump expressed his frustration with China’s stalling techniques,” said Stephen Innes of VM Markets in a report. “With the global markets on edge after Chair Powell’s communication failed so miserably, few traders have been willing to step in front of this steamroller.”The Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.8% to 2,858.04 while Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 declined to 21,014.62.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell to 26,935.26 while Seoul’s Kospi shed 0.2% to 2,001.09. Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 retreated 0.3% to 6,768.70 and India’s Sensex was down 0.8% at 36,718.75. Markets in New Zealand, Taiwan and Southeast Asia also declined.On Wall Street, the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 fell for a fourth day, losing 0.9% to 2,953.56.The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1% to 26,583.42. The Nasdaq composite ended 0.8% lower at 8,111.12.The escalation in U.S.-Chinese trade tension comes after both sides resumed negotiations.In a series of tweets, Trump noted that while slow-moving negotiations have been “constructive,” China has not followed through on some prior agreements.Washington has imposed tariffs of 25% on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods over complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology. Beijing retaliated with tariffs on $110 billion of American goods, including agricultural products, in a direct shot at Trump supporters in the U.S. farm belt.Unlike earlier tariffs, which were meant to minimize the impact on ordinary Americans by targeting industrial goods, the new ones would affect a wide range of consumer products.Trump also expressed frustration the Fed isn’t cutting interest rates more aggressively.The Fed cut its key interest rate for the first time in a decade Wednesday, citing uncertainty over the U.S. trade conflicts.U.S. share price declines come despite unexpectedly strong corporate earnings.Oil companies Exxon and Chevron will report results on Friday. The government will also release its employment report for July on Friday.Qualcomm fell 2.7% after the chipmaker gave investors a surprisingly weak profit and revenue forecast because of problems in China. A ban on exports to Chinese tech giant Huawei hangs over the company.JAPAN-KOREA TENSION: Japan’s Cabinet approved removing South Korea from a list of countries with preferential trade status, stepping up pressure in a dispute over export controls and compensation for wartime Korean labourers. The decision increases controls on exports of dozens of products with possible military uses. It follows a requirement for approval of sales to South Korea of materials used in semiconductors, smartphones and other high-tech devices. South Korea’s government expressed “deep regret” and said it will respond.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude jumped $1 to $54.95 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract plunged $4.53 on Thursday — its biggest drop in more than four years — to $53.95. Brent crude, used to price international oils, soared $1.43 to $61.93 per barrel in London. It fell $4.55 the previous session to $60.50.CURRENCY: The dollar fell to 107.12 from Thursday’s 107.35 yen. The euro weakened to $1.1080 from $1.1085.Joe McDonald, The Associated Press read more

Selfinflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announces that he is abruptly pulling the troubled Republican health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) by Alan Fram And Erica Werner, The Associated Press Posted Mar 25, 2017 9:00 am MDT Last Updated Mar 25, 2017 at 6:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare WASHINGTON – House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Other than minor tweaks, they knew the measures would go nowhere because the Democrat still lived in the White House.With a bill that counted Friday, they choked. It was an epic, damaging, self-inflicted collapse that smothered the GOP effort.“We’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future,” a flustered Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters after abruptly yanking the legislation off the House floor to avert a certain defeat. “I don’t know how long it’s going to take us to repeal this law.”The measure would have erased much of Obama’s 2010 law, eliminating its unpopular requirement that people buy coverage, ending its Medicaid expansion and trimming federal assistance to people to help pay medical bills. It represented the culmination of seven years of unsuccessful GOP attempts to craft a replacement bill the party could rally behind — a unity that ended up eluding them.President Donald Trump responded to the failure by repeating his dire predictions for Obama’s law. He followed up Saturday, adding a more optimistic twist: “ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!” the president tweeted.Vice-President Mike Pence sounded as though the repeal-and-replace effort would continue unabated, telling a group at a small business in West Virginia on Saturday that “we will end the Obamacare nightmare and give the American people the world-class health care that they deserve.” He acknowledged that “Congress just wasn’t ready. … We’re back to the drawing board.”While some parts of the Affordable Care Act have obvious problems, others are working well and have brought the country’s rate of uninsured people to a record low.With Trump serving alongside a Congress controlled by the GOP, the bill was the party’s first genuine opportunity to repeal Obama’s statute. Ryan shelved it amid defections from centrist Republicans who thought it went too far and conservatives who considered it too weak, plus solid Democratic opposition.Its rejection was fueled by nonpartisan congressional analysts concluding it would cause 24 million people to lose coverage in a decade and drive up costs for poorer and older people. There was also opposition from doctors, hospitals, consumer groups and AARP.One problem facing the GOP is repercussions from the party’s voters. For nearly a decade, they’ve heard countless Republican congressional candidates promise to repeal Obama’s statute, a pledge that became a centerpiece of Trump’s presidential campaign.“It’s a really good question,” Ryan said, asked how Republicans could face constituents after failing to deliver on years of promises. “I wish I had a better answer for you.”Democrats, loyal defenders of Obama’s law, were literally jumping for joy. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., removed her shoes and took a victory leap while meeting activists outside the Capitol.Obama’s statute has spread coverage to 20 million people and required insurers to cover numerous services and barred them from refusing policies to the very sick.Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said that “at some point” lawmakers have to address the costs and availability of health care and said he was willing to work with the administration and both parties to do that. He issued the statement, he said, after a Friday night conversation with Trump.But top congressional Republicans mostly conceded the measure’s demise meant it was time to move onto other issues.Among them was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who has spoken repeatedly about how unraveling Obama’s law was a top priority for his chamber. In a statement, he expressed only gloom about the effort’s future.“Obamacare is failing the American people and I deeply appreciate the efforts of the speaker and the president to keep our promise to repeal and replace it, “McConnell said. “I share their disappointment that this effort came up short.”Two chief House authors expressed no taste for diving back into the issue.“D-O-N-E done. This bill is dead,” said Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., who heads the House Energy and Commerce Committee.House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, said Republicans “are moving full speed ahead with President Trump on the first pro-growth tax reform in a generation.”But there was no easy path ahead. Retooling America’s health care system — it comprises one-sixth of the nation’s economy — is a multi-tiered puzzle.On the economic side, it involves refashioning how providers, patients and federal programs should interact. And a political balance must be struck between conservatives eager to erase Obama’s law and push the system toward a free-market approach, and GOP moderates wary that would strip coverage from some voters and drive up out-of-pocket costs for others.Earlier this month, Ryan thought he would find that balance.“We’ll have 218 (votes) when this thing comes to the floor, I can guarantee you that,” he said, referring to the House majority usually needed to pass legislation.Ironically, the outcome hewed more closely to a prediction by Ryan’s predecessor, former Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Boehner was forced out of office in 2015 largely by the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, the same group whose opposition was largely responsible for the crumpling of the GOP bill on Friday.Boehner said last month that while Republicans would fix some problems of Obama’s law, a repeal and replacement is “not going to happen.”He added, “Republicans never ever agree on health care.”___Associated Press writer John Raby in xxxxxxx contributed to this report. read more

WR Noah Brown suffers serious leg injury will miss entire 2015 season

Count yo blessings at all times NB I got bro ???— Corey Smith Jr (@dreamchaser_cj5) August 26, 2015 Sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown (80) walks across the field during OSU’s 2015 Spring Game on April 18. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorOhio State football ended practice early Wednesday night after an injury to a player occurred. The media availability scheduled for later that night was also canceled.A press release from an OSU spokesman said that sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown suffered a left leg injury on Wednesday. According to the release, Brown will have surgery tomorrow at the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State.He will miss the entire 2015 season but is expected to make a full recovery.Brown was not an integral part of the offense as a freshman, but as the year progressed, he slowly started to see the field more.He ended last season with just one catch for nine yards against Illinois on Nov. 1.Brown did, however, see considerable snaps against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game and Oregon in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game with 23 and 20, respectively.The coaching staff was expecting Brown to have an increased role in the upcoming campaign, as they spoke highly of the transformation Brown underwent in the offseason during spring practice.Wide receivers coach Zach Smith said the Flanders, New Jersey, native was on a “different level” in the spring compared to the fall.The injury to Brown makes another dent into an already thin Buckeye receiving corp as redshirt senior Corey Smith, redshirt sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall and junior H-back Dontre Wilson are all suspended for the season opener against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7 in Blacksburg, Virginia.This marks the second consecutive year for the Buckeyes that a key player was hurt right before the season began as then-senior quarterback Braxton Miller suffered a season-ending injury last year.Brown’s teammates and coaches took to Twitter to extend their support: I’m not going to give up my faith, I know the Lord has something greater for you. Just a bump in the road we have to overcome together… NB— Mike Thomas (@Cantguardmike) August 26, 2015 This is not our plan… This is God’s plan. Have to have #Faith in His plan and stay true to Him – It will all work out in the end. ??— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) August 26, 2015 On my mind in my prayers ?? NB get well soon. #80— Jalin Marshall (@JalinMarshall) August 27, 2015 read more

SCHOCK IN SKOPJE Naumce Mojsovski out 6 months

One of the leading Macedonian players beside Kiril Lazarov, Metalurg’ playmaker Naumce Mojsovski (32) has suffered serious injury of knee ligaments on tonight’s match of SEHA GAZPROM SS league against RK Vardar 22:21 and first prediction speaks about six months break! The leading playmaker of Macedonian national team will miss Men’s EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark, where Macedonians had high ambitions to try to achieve the similiar success as two years before in Serbia, when they finished fifth. Macedonia handballNaumce Mojsovski ← Previous Story SECRET OF SUCCESS? Call the Danish coach! Next Story → SC Magdeburg sack Frank Carstens – Jungandreas is a new coach!

Two arrests over murder of woman who disappeared after party in 2005

first_img 3 Comments Share76 Tweet Email Friday 5 Apr 2019, 12:08 PM 46,662 Views Image: PSNI Apr 5th 2019, 12:08 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Image: PSNI By Daragh Brophy A MAN AND a woman have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Co Down woman who went missing 14 years ago. Lisa Dorrian, who was 25 when she was last seen, disappeared after a party at a caravan site in Ballyhalbert on 28 February 2005.Her body has yet to be found, but police believe she was murdered.In a statement today the PSNI confirmed that its Major Investigation Team had made two arrests. “A 49-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were arrested this morning in the Newtownards area on suspicion of murder,” Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said. “They have been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning.”On Monday, a fresh search was launched in the caravan park where Lisa was last seen alive and at a disused airfield nearby.  Two arrests over murder of woman who disappeared after party in 2005 Lisa Dorrian disappeared after a party at a caravan site 14 years ago.last_img read more

Mothering the masses

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Kathy Tsaples truly lives up to the name of her business. She really is a sweet Greek. And by sweet, I mean the embodiment of a hospitable, nurturing, mothering Greek. Her story is that of a woman’s courage to ensure her dream would become a reality. Two-and-a-half years ago, Kathy was diagnosed with cancer. Throughout her illness – the 18 months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments that meant her survival – one dream kept her going; to open a shop and serve nourishing, homely and beautiful Greek food. “I’m very passionate about authentic Greek food,” says Kathy, “the fresh ingredients, olive oil, seasonal vegetables. All I wanted to do was take it and be able to cook for families the way we learnt how to cook.” George Christopoulos of Belgian Beer Cafe fame, and a dear friend of Kathy’s, helped her make this dream come true.“George was able to open the shop and I was the person who cooks and presents the food and pastries.” Five months ago the dream was realised after the shop opened in at stall 702 at Melbourne’s Prahran Market. Sweet Greek Stall offers the best of Greek cuisine – from take-home authentic meals to spanakopites, tiropites, Greek sweets and even regional imports for homesick Hellenists – like the Ion chocolate range and mastica from Chios. Working from Kathy’s home-made recipe book, Sweet Greek Stall has its own production kitchen, where qualified chefs work with fresh produce to recreate these classic dishes. “I wrote a recipe book so the chefs follow that to a T. They source the freshest ingredients. There are no preservatives, no fillers, no chemicals, so that means we don’t have long dates on our food but that’s how we maintain the freshness of our foods and the integrity of it. “The food is exactly how I cook it here at home, the way my mum taught me – using lots of fresh ingredients, lots of spices, and cheese kefalotiri. We don’t take any short-cuts to create really beautiful food. One of the chefs couldn’t understand that the sauce of kokkinisto thickens naturally through the four-hour cooking process – he thought you must have to put cornflour in it.” Classic homely Greek dishes such as pastitsio, moussaka, kokkinisto, soutzoukakia with feta are offered in take-away containers, so you can microwave it or put it straight in the oven. “On Saturday’s we do yemista, we do soupes – all served in bulk on the tables, and people can buy in bulk freshly cooked.” A committed advocate for Greek food, Kathy won’t stop until everyone in Australia can pronounce kefalograviera. “Greek food is so good, with our olive oils, our spices and tomatoes – we need to put Greek food on the map and expose it. That’s why all the meals themselves will not be written in English, yemista are yemista! People will come in now and ask for yemista, I want them to learn to say the Greek foods like they’ve learned to pronounce other cuisines’ foods. We serve loukoumathes on the weekend, There is always a queue, and believe me, people know how to say loukoumathes!” The main driving force of this business venture, and what makes it as homely as it is commercial, is the ethos behind what Kathy is doing. She wants to be a surrogate mother to those whose situations might mean they’re missing out on nourishing food. “This way we can provide for busy mums and dads for their family. I have so many single people coming in to say it’s much more cost effective for me to buy two or three of these dishes than it is for me to go out and do my shopping. My whole dream was to be able to produce this beautiful food for busy mums, families, people who need it. I was a career woman, and in my day I would have loved to have had the option to buy home-made meals. I was lucky, I had my mother helping and cooking.”That’s what Kathy wants to replicate, coming home to a home-cooked meal made by your mum. “I love being this surrogate mother – to cook and to nourish them. I can’t imagine doing it any better than with Greek food.” Sweet Greek Stall Stall 702 Prahran Market South Yarra, Melbourne. Tel (03) 9826 0608last_img read more

Cole blasts Ozils situation at Arsenal as a comedy sketch

first_imgFormer striker Andy Cole is bewildered by Unai Emery’s “strange” decision to not play Mesut Ozil at Arsenal.The German playmaker has only started half of Arsenal’s 26 Premier League matches this season amid struggles to force his way into Emery’s plans.In fact, Ozil has only featured twice for the Gunners in 2019 due to both fitness struggles and Emery’s decision to omit from matchday squads.Despite recovering from an illness this week and returning to training, Ozil was again left out by the Spanish coach for Arsenal’s 1-0 Europa League defeat to BATE Borisov in Belarus on Thursday night.And Cole, who started out his playing career at Arsenal before going on to star for rivals Manchester United, admits he can’t understand why Emery refuses to play someone of Ozil’s calibre.“It’s becoming a bit of a comedy sketch at the moment,” Cole told Sky Sports. “We know how talented he is.“The manager has decided maybe he doesn’t want him in the team, he doesn’t work hard enough or whatever, but sometimes when you have that luxury, I think some of the boys in the team would be prepared to work a little bit harder to get him on the ball to produce that magic.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Arsenal over the previous years, when Wenger was there, did that. You’ve got to play your best players when you need them, and Ozil is one of Arsenal’s best.“If you asked [Alexandre] Lacazette and [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang: ‘Do you want Mesut to play?’ they’d say yes all day long, all day long! It’s really, really strange.”On the other hand, former Celtic manager Neil Lennon expects there will be plenty of interest in the “divisive” Ozil should he leave Arsenal this summer.“You have a talent like that, and it might come down to man management,” said Lennon.“He has certainly been a divisive character over the last few years. He’s like Marmite, some love him, some don’t! For me, I love watching him play.“He does get criticised a lot for his work rate, or lack of work rate, but his stats are up there for distance covered with many other players. He will certainly find a place somewhere, because he’s got the game.”LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 29: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Cardiff City at Emirates Stadium on January 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)last_img read more

Beach warning issued for increased bacteria levels after rainfall

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego County officials Thursday warned people to avoid swimming and surfing in the ocean for a few days due to potentially high levels of bacteria from rainstorm runoff.People should avoid entering oceans and bays for 72 hours following a storm, according to the Department of Environmental Health.Runoff from urban areas into bodies of water can contain large amounts of bacteria from animal waste, soil and decomposing vegetation. This is especially true near storm drains, creeks, rivers and lagoon outlets, according to the DEH.Precipitation is forecast to return to Southern California Friday night and end Saturday morning. Beach warning issued for increased bacteria levels after rainfall Posted: March 15, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter March 15, 2018last_img read more

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first_imgFollow this Live Blog on The Atlantic Wire for the latest on sales, prices, and other breaking news about the biggest initial public offering in history.SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE — Facebook begins selling stock to the public today in the most talked-about market debut in years. Two Associated Press business writers are debating whether the stock is a smart buy.I doubted Mark Zuckerberg when I met him more than five years ago, shortly after he rebuffed several chances to sell Facebook for what was a fortune even then.He seemed confident to the point of being cocky about his ability to turn what started as an online hangout for college students into a digital commune for the entire world. Facebook had about 20 million users at the time.While listening to Zuckerberg pontificate on Facebook’s potential to become a more important communication channel than long-established media outlets, I wondered whether this then-22-year-old kid was deluded.last_img read more

NicheMarket BtoB Where Print Launches Continue to Flourish

first_imgJay DeWitt: Ratchet+Wrench’s sister publication, Fender Bender, serves the collision-repair industry. We have four regional editions of Fender Bender, and working with a lot of our advertisers—we have over 500 advertisers with Fender Bender—led us to the understanding that the auto-repair market had the same needs. The demographics of the people running those businesses are very similar to those running collision repair shops. They’re usually technicians turned owners. Advanstar and Babcox are in both of these markets. We know how they’re underserving the market in the collision-repair industry, and we knew they were underserving the mechanical market as well. Once we did research, it was a no brainer that there was a real need for a publication like Ratchet+Wrench in the space.FOLIO: Why a print magazine in 2012?DeWitt: There are a few reasons. Number one, the audiences we serve have been severely neglected by other media companies with outdated content. There are a few legacy publishers serving our readers and you can tell they are legacy publishers because the publications look and feel like “your grandfather’s magazine” without an eye to the here-and-now and future. We’ve set out to change that, giving them what they want and need, both in content and design. The second reason is we’ve noticed a “trim, trim, trim” mentality from our competitors. They aren’t investing in their properties, but rather appear to be on life support. To us, this is an opportunity. We are investing and will not compromise quality. Our readers and advertising partners deserve the best, and we’re committed to delivering that. It’s clear our competition isn’t committed to working hard to produce quality content and we’re ready to parlay on that. Lastly, our research shows that over 85 percent of our readers still prefer to receive their content in print. Although we’ll have a robust digital play, print still rules our markets.FOLIO: You’re starting with a circulation of 100,000. How many are subscribers as of now?  Also, you have more than 400 advertisers and 200 pages for this first issue. That’s pretty good. How did you do it? DeWitt: We’re 100-percent targeted media and we do have some subscribers. Since we’re in the b-to-b space, we want to have a 100-percent requested circulation at some point in time. Because of our synergies with Fender Bender, we started marketing several months ago that Ratchet+Wrench would come in July. As time moves along the goal is to be 100 requested. Did we “pre-sell” before issues hit the consumer? No we didn’t—it’s one thing to tell them this magazine is going to be coming for them and try to explain what it is, it’s another to have it in front of them and asking them to qualify at that time.On the advertiser side, we were able to leverage our connections from Fender Bender. We had several years of relationships with Fender Bender advertisers, and we used that to pre-sell them into Ratchet+Wrench. And we have a magazine that is profitable right out of the shoot. FOLIO: 10 Missions is a small, independent publisher. How do you plan to go up against your competitors—Babcox, Advanstar and others?DeWitt: We have no venture capital and no one to please other than ourselves. Advanstar is huge, and Babcox is quite large, and was once owned by venture capital—we’ve seen over the last few years that because they’re highly leveraged they’re not making investments in their brands. We’re continually making investments in our brands. We have dedicated editorial people on our products and a great deal of human capital. We’re also making investments in production, paper quality and other things of that nature, instead of cutting costs. The difference between an independent publisher and a big-box publisher is we’re able to narrowly focus on the audience that we’re serving. We don’t have a need to operate on pennies and we can be more dedicated to our markets. We’re focused on serving the reader and less concerned, with having to wake up and look at the bottom line everyday, though that, too, is a driving force. It’s been a key to us being successful over the last couple years.FOLIO: Talk about your digital strategy.DeWitt: Fender Bender is a BPA-audited title and we file a brand report with BPA. We’re not just sharing our print subscribers, we’re sharing all of our various channels to capture our total brand reach. We’re going to be very deliberate with Ratchet+Wrench and we’re going to walk before we run. The goal will be having a model similar to Fender Bender.We won’t be moving into the e-newsletter space right away because we have to build our audience file first. Eventually we will provide daily news updates online, a full archive of back issues, and we’ll break our site into what we consider strategy channels—various parts of the business that the audience wants to look at. Daily newsletters will come after we start our daily news updates, because we believe if you can’t do it right, don’t do it at all.As with Fender Bender, we’ll move Ratchet+Wrench into the HTML5 space in the fourth quarter. We have an iPhone and iPad app for Fender Bender, and we’ll also have that for Ratchet+Wrench. We’re taking a very deliberate, slow and steady pace. We know we need to build our audience before we can really move and leverage our digital business. With social networking, if you look at Fender Bender, we have a LinkedIn group that has in excess of 2,500 members. We’re the only media brand that has that type of group in our space, and we’re also the only one in the mechanical-market space. We add anywhere from 50 to 100 members a week to our professional collision-repair group. We’ve created a Ratchet+Wrench group for auto-care center pros that will be marketed in the magazine and online. With Fender Bender, we have almost 1,000 Facebook fans and we’ll be pushing the same for Ratchet+Wrench. We have our eye on a full audience experience but we know one thing has to come before another. In an era when the focus is overwhelmingly on digital media, a surprisingly robust number of print titles have launched in 2012—more than 130, according to MediaFinder. One of them is Ratchet+Wrench, a title that serves auto-care center owners and operators, and is published by 10 Missions Media.FOLIO: wanted to get at the psychology of a print launch in a digital age, so we checked in with Jay DeWitt, president of St. Paul, Minnesota-based 10 Missions Media, on his plans for Ratchet+Wrench, which will be published with a monthly frequency. The 13-year-old 10 Missions Media (formerly DeWitt Publishing) also publishes Fender Bender and expects revenue to exceed $3 million this year. FOLIO: How did you identify the opportunity to launch this magazine?last_img read more

E3 2019 Apex Legends gets new character Wattson and the insane LStar

first_imgNatalie “Wattson” Paquette can build her own defensive structures, a counter to the game’s typical aggressive characters. Her tactical ability involves electric fences for building defensive perimeters that damage and slow other players, while her ultimate ability, Interception Pylon, places an electrified pylon that destroys incoming ordnance and refills her teammates’ shields.Wattson’s story is that she and her father helped build the Apex Arena, and she’s considered the “kid sister” of the other Legends. That means she has a bit more lore in comparison to the other characters. Post a comment Originally published June 8, 10:30 a.m. PT.Updates, 10:37 a.m.: Adds Wattson tweet; 10:47 a.m.: Includes background info; 10:58 a.m.: Adds more ability info; 11:46 a.m.: Adds info on ranked mode; 11:56 a.m.: Includes more background info.; 2:05 p.m.: Adds more details about other press conferences. E3 2019 The new weapon of the season, the L-Star, can shatter doors and do big damage. Fans of the Titanfall series will recognize the weapon from multiplayer matches. Apex Legends season 2 also includes a ranked mode. It’ll be available only for the best players to compete against each other and will have its own rewards. There’ll also be some rebalancing weapons, including the Mozambique shotgun. Respawn Entertainment also announced a “double xp” weekend on June 7-9 where players will earn twice the Battle Pass and base experience points.The final montage video for Apex Legends gave a quick glimpse of a giant eyeball that’s teased as a “big thing” coming to Kings Canyon in Apex Legends season 2. The big press conferencesMany of the biggest announcements happen before the show even opens, during a weekend of press conferences from the industry’s biggest names. All except Sony, which this year said it won’t be holding a press conference during the show, nor will it have a booth.The rest, however, will still be planning big announcements just before the show. Saturday, June 8Electronic Arts — The game maker showed off 15 minutes of gameplay for its upcoming adventure game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. It also announced new features for its free-to-download Apex Legends last-man-standing battle royale game, offering a new character and weapon to play with. The company also showed off a new paid update for The Sims 4, called Island Living, that brings the series to a tropical beach. Finally, the company did discuss drama over the mixed reviews for its Anthem action adventure game, saying it “learned a lot” and had more updates and features planned soon.Sunday, June 9Microsoft / Xbox — The gaming giant’s biggest news was Project Scarlett, its next-generation Xbox, coming in 2020. The new device is up to 4x more powerful, the company said, and like the next-gen PlayStation it’ll include a fast non-mechanical SSD hard drive, and it’ll be powered by custom innards built with the help of chipmaker AMD.  The company also announced that Halo Infinite will launch alongside Project Scarlett next year. Meantime, Microsoft is starting public tests of its Project xCloud streaming service in October, promising people the ability to play high end games on their mobile devices while away from home. While fans wait, Microsoft announced an update to its Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 as well as a slew of new games. And action star Keanu Reeves, fresh off the success of John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum, was on stage to announce his involvement with Cyberpunk 2077, which is coming next year.Bethesda — Bethesda kicked off its event with humility over the mixed response to Fallout 76, but quickly went back on the offensive. Fallout 76 got a new Battle Royale mode, Wolfenstein Youngblood received a new trailer and a co-op mode. We got a new game called Deathloop from the clever folks behind Dishonored and Bethesda introduced us to Orion, a piece of tech from ID Software designed to make game streaming better on services like Google Stadia. The lion’s share of attention, however, went to Doom Eternal, which looked fantastic in both single player and multiplayer.Monday, June 10PC Gaming Show — This annual PC Gaming Show is held at a theater a short walk from the Los Angeles Convention Center, but still draws a large crowd, filling the 1,700-person capacity Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Inside, the usual suspects, from Halo to Doom, were nowhere to be found. Instead, the crowd cheered for PC-centric games including Zombie Army 4, Baldur’s Gate 3 and Terraria: Journey’s End. (No, the game sequel problem isn’t any better on PCs.) The highlight was a brief on-stage appearance by legendary game designer Yu Suzuki, responsible for classic such as Hang-On and Virtua Fighter. His long-awaited Shenmue 3 is expected in November, 18 years after Shenmue 2. Ubisoft — The French gaming giant announced its next big dystopian hacking adventure game, Watch Dogs: Legion, launching March 2020. The new game is set in near-future post-Brexit London, where the economy is failing and government is breaking down. The company also announced a new television show, called Mythic Quest, that will launch on Apple TV Plus. And it celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Just Dance party games. Square Enix — 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET)Tuesday, June 11Nintendo (livestream only) — 9 a.m. PT (noon ET) Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw • More from E3 Watson will make her debut in Apex Legends season 2. EA/Respawn Entertainment EA Play, EA’s scheduled press event for E3 2019 happened Saturday morning, and the company devoted 30 minutes to Apex Legends season 2. Among other things, we learned the game will start July 2, with a new weapon, new skins, a ranked mode and the 10th Legend of the game, Wattson. See All 0 Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know Share your voice E3 2019 Tags Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know reading • E3 2019: Apex Legends gets new character, Wattson, and the insane L-Star weapon at EA Play How to preorder all the new games Watch every E3 video game trailer Nintendo recap: New Zelda sequel, Banjo-Kazooie, Luigi’s Mansion and more E3 2019: Complete coverage on GameSpot E3 2019: Complete coverage on CNET 17 Photos E3 2019: The most anticipated games of gaming’s most anticipated show Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action Electronic Arts (EA) Culture Gaminglast_img read more

5 held over Adnan murder in Ctg

first_imgPolice arrested five college students in connection with the killing of a student of Chittagong Collegiate School in the city’s Jamal Khan area on Thursday, reports news agency UNB.Among them, four 2nd year students of Hazera Taju Degree college – Sabbir, Fahim, Aabu Sayed and Arman-were arrested from Fatikchhari upazila of the district while Muntasir from the port city’s Badurtola area.A blood-stained knife which was used in the killing was also recovered, said officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station Md Jasim Uddin.On 16 January, Adnan Isfar, 15, a class-IX student of Chittagong Collegiate School and College, was stabbed to death by some youths in the city following dispute over a cricket match.At one stage of an argument, Isfar’s friends stabbed him, said the OC adding that the boy started running after being chased and collapsed at Jamal khan.Being rescued, he was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.The OC said they collected a video footage which showed the schoolboy was running in an injured condition while some others were chasing him.Following the incident, a case was filed with the police station.last_img read more

Get By Without Planned Parenthood One Texas Effort Stumbles

first_imgCarrie Feibel In pushing a replacement for the Affordable Care Act that cuts off funds for Planned Parenthood, Republicans are out to reassure women who rely on the major health care organization that other clinics will step up to provide their low-cost breast exams, contraception and cancer screenings.Texas is already trying to prove it. But one big bet is quietly sputtering, and in danger of teaching the opposite lesson conservatives are after.Last summer, Texas gave $1.6 million to an anti-abortion organization called the Heidi Group to help strengthen small clinics that specialize in women’s health like Planned Parenthood but don’t offer abortions. The goal was to help the clinics boost their patient rolls and show there would be no gap in services if the nation’s largest abortion provider had to scale back.The effort offered a model other conservative states could follow if Republicans make their long-sought dream of defunding Planned Parenthood a reality under President Donald Trump. Several states are already moving to curtail the organization’s funds.But eight months later, the Heidi Group has little to show for its work. An Associated Press review found the nonprofit has done little of the outreach it promised, such as helping clinics promote their services on Facebook, or airing public service announcements. It hasn’t made good on plans to establish a 1-800 number to help women find providers or ensure that all clinics have updated websites.Neither the group nor state officials would say how many patients have been served so far by the private clinics.The Heidi Group is led by Carol Everett, a prominent anti-abortion activist and influential conservative force in the Texas Legislature.In a brief interview, Everett said some of the community clinics aren’t cooperating despite her best efforts to attract more clients.“We worked on one Facebook site for three months and they didn’t want to do it. And we worked on websites and they didn’t want to do it,” Everett said of the clinics. “We can’t force them. We’re not forcing them.”Everett said that advertising she planned was stalled by delays in a separate $5.1 million family planning contract.Everett proposed helping two dozen selected clinics serve 50,000 women overall in a year, more than such small facilities would normally handle. Clinic officials contacted by the AP either did not return phone calls or would not speak on the record.The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, which awarded the funding to the Heidi Group, acknowledged the problems. Spokeswoman Carrie Williams said in an email that the agency had to provide “quite a bit” of technical support for the effort and make many site visits. She disputed that the contract funding has been as slow as Everett alleged.“The bottom line is that we are holding our contractors accountable, and will do everything we can to help them make themselves successful,” she said.In August, the state had lauded Everett’s pitch for taxpayer funds as “one of the most robust” received.Planned Parenthood and its supporters say the failures show the risks of relying on unproven providers to serve low-income women, and that Republicans’ assurances about adequate care are only political rhetoric.“Every time they try to relaunch one of these women’s health programs, without some of the most trusted providers in women’s health, every single time they come up short,” said Sarah Wheat, a Planned Parenthood spokeswoman in Texas. “And they show their lack of understanding and respect for what women need.”On Tuesday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that 15 percent of low-income people in rural or underserved areas would lose access to care if Planned Parenthood loses funding. The analysis also projected several thousand more births in the Medicaid program in the next year.The Heidi Group is an evangelical nonprofit that started in the 1990s and is best known for promoting alternatives to abortion. It operates with a relatively small budget, taking in about $186,000 in grants and donations in 2015, according to tax records, and had not been doing patient care.State officials say the year-old women’s health program includes about 5,000 providers. Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers are banned from participation.Federal dollars comprise nearly half of the Planned Parenthood’s annual billion-dollar budget, and although government funds don’t pay for abortions, the organization is reimbursed by Medicaid for non-abortion services that it says the vast majority of clients receive. Missouri is planning to reject federal funding just to keep some of it away from Planned Parenthood, and Iowa is also considering giving up millions in federal Medicaid dollars to create a state-run family planning program that excludes abortion providers.U.S. House Republicans’ health care bill would freeze funding to Planned Parenthood for one year. House Speaker Paul Ryan has suggested other clinics will pick up the slack.“It ends funding to Planned Parenthood and sends money to community centers,” Ryan said last week.Democrats argue that other clinics are already overloaded and wouldn’t be able to meet increased demand.After Texas state funding was cut off to abortion providers in 2011, 82 family planning clinics closed in the state, a third of which were Planned Parenthood affiliates. A state report later found that 30,000 fewer women were served through a Texas women’s health program after the changes. Planned Parenthood now has 35 clinics in Texas and served more than 126,000 individual patients last year, including those seeking abortions. The state has provided no estimates of low-income women served by other clinics.Asked whether the Heidi Group would meet the patient targets in her contract, Everett said her own goal was to serve 70,000 women.However, “it’s not as easy as it looks because we are not Planned Parenthood. We are working with private physicians and providers,” Everett said after leaving a committee hearing this week at the Texas Capitol. She said the clinics she is working with are busy seeing 40 to 50 women a day. “They don’t have time to go out and do some of the things that we would really like to help them do. But we’re there if they want to. And we’re there when the need it. And we’re in their offices and we’re helping them.”She had been at the Capitol to support a bill that would require abortion clinics to bury or cremate fetal remains. 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The multi-year… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more News | July 26, 2012 CT Perfusion Imaging Identifies Best Stroke Patients For Endovascular Interventions July 26, 2012 — The Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS) 9th Annual Meeting opened with study results which show that patients presenting with ischemic stroke may be successfully treated with endovascular or minimally invasive therapy well beyond the eight-hour treatment window today considered standard by most neurointerventional practitioners. The multi-center study evaluated the use of computed tomography (CT) perfusion imaging, regardless of time from symptom onset, in selecting patients for endovascular treatment, a technique which utilizes devices or clot-busting drugs directly at the problem site in the brain to dispel clots and restore blood flow. CT perfusion imaging is used in combination with other imaging techniques to determine which areas of the brain are irreversibly injured from a stroke, and which areas are still alive, but at great risk.Study data collected from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colo. and the University of Florida in Gainesville, show that out of 247 patients for whom perfusion imaging was used, 42.5 percent showed a 90-day modified Rankin Scale score (a measure of the degree of disability in people who have suffered a stroke) of 0 to 2 percent (considered a good functional outcome), which is comparable to results from all other significant trials to date which evaluated endovascular therapy conducted under eight hours. Notably, this latest study showed no significant difference in treatment outcomes between patients treated under eight hours (42.8 percent) and those treated over eight hours (41.9 percent). Additionally, immediately following treatment, restoration of blood flow was accomplished in 76 percent of patients, with a higher success rate in those treated over eight hours (81.1 percent) as opposed to those treated under eight hours (71.7 percent). All study subjects underwent mechanical thrombectomy, or treatment utilizing devices to re-open the affected vessel.Study data was collected from 2007 to 2011 from patients with a mean age of 65.9 presenting with an average score of 18 on the NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS), a standardized measure used to clinically evaluate the degree of impairment of a stroke in such areas as consciousness vision, speech, movement, language and sensation. Anyone with an NIHSS score of less than 8 was excluded from the study. The overall mean time from symptom onset to treatment start was 8 hours, with an average time to treat of 4.8 hours in the group of patients treated under 8 hours, and 16.4 hours in the group treated over eight hours. The 90-day mortality rate for study subjects was 23 percent. The safety and efficacy data showed that utilizing an imaging based approach to patient selection is comparable to benchmark data established in all of the time-based clinical stroke trials to date.Currently, neurointerventional practitioners primarily use devices to restore blood flow in stroke patients as they can more immediately dispel the clot while drugs often take time to dissolve the occlusion and pose the added risks of bleeding. Treatment with devices is accomplished by maneuvering the instrument through a catheter inserted into the groin area and threaded through the arteries to the site of the clot. The first device utilized to accomplish endovascular stroke treatment was U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved in 2004, and since that time many other iterations have made their way into the neurointerventionist’s treatment arsenal.For more information:  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read morelast_img read more