UCP calls for an Alberta exemption to stress tests for homebuyers

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Brick by brick, UCP Leader Jason Kenney wants to scale back legislation from Ottawa when it comes to buying homes. He would like Alberta to be exempt from stress tests involved in buying homes.Kenney believes this broad legislation was brought in because of problems outside of Alberta.“One of the reasons why homes are less affordable in Alberta today is because of unfair rules imposed by Ottawa to deal with the overheated real estate markets in Toronto and Vancouver.”Kenney noted his party will act on this before any election.“A motion at the first opportunity in the next (sitting of the) legislature calling on the federal government to withdraw its unfair attack on Alberta home ownership.”Meanwhile, Mayor Naheed Nenshi is happy to see any party talk about housing ahead of the next provincial election.“I’d love to look at it because it clearly did not apply to the Alberta context.”Kenney also believes this causes problems for first-time homebuyers. That is an argument Nenshi could get on board with.“That stress test has actually been very challenging for first-time homebuyers. It has particularly been challenging for folks who are trying to access housing through Attainable Homes Calgary.”Ward 5 Councillor George Chahal is bringing forward a motion on Monday asking for a more regional approach from the federal government.Premier Rachel Notley quipped she may look into this but will be focused on what the provincial government can do to help.“That can help people have a higher quality of life and have more affordability. So that is what my focus is on. read more

The Hunger Games MockingjayPart 1 claims box office victory for 3rd consecutive

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1’ claims box office victory for 3rd consecutive week In this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen, right, and Liam Hemsworth portrays Gale Hawthorne in a scene from “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.” (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Murray Close) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The box office odds were ever in “The Hunger Games” favour as the latest installment in the franchise claimed the top spot for the third consecutive week.“Mockingjay-Part 1,” the third film in the blockbuster teen dystopian series, collected $22 million in its third week of release. The domestic haul for the Lionsgate release now tops $250 million.Fox’s animated “Penguins of Madagascar” came in second with $10.9 million, followed by Warner Bros.’ raunchy comedy “Horrible Bosses 2.”Disney’s “Big Hero 6” and Paramount’s “Interstellar” rounded out the top five, earning $8 million and $7.8 million, respectively. The only new release to break into the top 10 was Fox’s R-rated horror, “The Pyramid,” with $1.3 million.___The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak:1. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1,” Lionsgate, $22,026,762, 4,054 locations, $5,433 average, $258,153,593, 3 weeks.2. “Penguins Of Madagascar,” 20th Century Fox, $10,907,030, 3,775 locations, $2,889 average, $49,397,566, 2 weeks.3. “Horrible Bosses 2,” Warner Bros., $8,421,307, 3,400 locations, $2,477 average, $35,896,073, 2 weeks.4. “Big Hero 6,” Disney, $8,042,918, 3,168 locations, $2,539 average, $177,461,157, 5 weeks.5. “Interstellar,” Paramount, $7,788,357, 3,028 locations, $2,572 average, $158,445,319, 5 weeks.6. “Dumb And Dumber To,” Universal, $4,278,350, 3,088 locations, $1,385 average, $78,190,085, 4 weeks.7. “The Theory Of Everything,” Focus Features, $2,645,428, 826 locations, $3,203 average, $13,590,862, 5 weeks.8. “Gone Girl,” 20th Century Fox, $1,473,516, 1,205 locations, $1,223 average, $162,834,542, 10 weeks.9. “The Pyramid,” 20th Century Fox, $1,369,935, 589 locations, $2,326 average, $1,369,935, 1 week.10. “Birdman,” Fox Searchlight, $1,150,315, 738 locations, $1,559 average, $18,919,810, 8 weeks.11. “Nightcrawler,” Open Road, $1,069,094, 1,269 locations, $842 average, $30,014,481, 6 weeks.12. “St. Vincent,” The Weinstein Co., $1,068,829, 1,432 locations, $746 average, $40,749,905, 9 weeks.13. “Fury,” Sony, $911,696, 952 locations, $958 average, $83,275,969, 8 weeks.14. “Beyond The Lights,” Relativity Media, $723,845, 827 locations, $875 average, $13,815,382, 4 weeks.15. “Wild,” Fox Searchlight, $606,810, 21 locations, $28,896 average, $654,058, 1 week.16. “Foxcatcher,” Sony Pictures Classics, $516,845, 75 locations, $6,891 average, $2,784,388, 4 weeks.17. “The Homesman,” Roadside Attractions, $481,938, 154 locations, $3,129 average, $1,047,203, 4 weeks.18. “The Imitation Game,” The Weinstein Co., $389,260, 8 locations, $48,658 average, $1,000,459, 2 weeks.19. “Whiplash,” Sony Pictures Classics, $316,990, 173 locations, $1,832 average, $4,380,721, 9 weeks.20. “John Wick,” Lionsgate, $315,128, 407 locations, $774 average, $42,101,651, 7 weeks.___Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC. by The Associated Press Posted Dec 8, 2014 2:45 pm MDT read more

Status of declaration on indigenous peoples rights in spotlight as UN forum

“Far more needs to be done to fully realize the human rights of indigenous peoples,” said Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Vice-President of the UN General Assembly, on behalf of the President of the Assembly, Peter Thomson, underscoring the importance of the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.“Targeted strategies would ensure that indigenous peoples could fully participate in implementing those accords,” he added. In his remarks, the Assembly Vice-President also highlighted that discussions were ongoing within the 193-member body on ways to enhance the participation of indigenous peoples within the Organization and urged UN Member States and indigenous peoples to participate in upcoming dialogues on a comprehensive draft text addressing the matter. This year also marks the tenth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a comprehensive statement emphasizing the rights of indigenous peoples to maintain and strengthen their own institutions, cultures and traditions and to pursue their development in keeping with their own needs and aspirations. Underscoring the importance of the Declaration, Lenni Montiel, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, noted that as indigenous peoples continue to suffer disproportionately from poverty, discrimination and poor health care, the world “can do better.” “[Indigenous peoples’] collective and individual rights are too often denied; this is unacceptable. […] we must do better,” he underscored. Noting that indigenous peoples and UN Member States had requested increased engagement of the UN system, he spoke of the system’s response, and cited further examples of efforts, including the International Labour Organization (ILO), UN Development Programme (UNDP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women). Such efforts would continue through the new international development phase guided by the 2030 Agenda, noted Mr. Montiel. Ceremonial opening of the Sixteenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. UN Photo/Evan Schneider Also speaking today, Cristián Barros Melet, Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council, said that while the 2030 Agenda made a commitment to “leave no one behind,” voluntary national reviews on implementation had shown the risk of indigenous peoples being left behind. “[As] an advisory body of the Council, the [Permanent] Forum has an important role to play in providing specialized advice and recommendations. It is essential to review progress made to date and to consider what additional efforts were required,” he said. The Permanent Forum should meanwhile continue its collaboration with other Council bodies, noted Mr. Barros Melet, underscoring that its recommendations would help ensure that provisions of the Declaration were promoted. He also expressed hope that it would provide advice and guidelines which ensured indigenous issues remained an integral part of UN’s work. Also today, the Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Lakshmi Puri, highlighted the importance of empowerment of indigenous women, noting that indigenous women and girls needed to be aware not only of their identity, but also their human rights, and they must claim those rights. “No traditional culture or custom can be invoked to justify and perpetrate violence and harmful practices against indigenous women,” she said. Highlighting the place of indigenous women and girls in the discussions and outcomes of the 2017 session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, she said that the international community could no longer tolerate a situation in which such precious stakeholders and actors for sustainable development were not only left behind, but also the furthest to reach. Within the UN system, the Permanent Forum is mandated to deal with indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights. It also works to raises awareness and promotes the integration and coordination of activities related to indigenous issues within the UN system; and prepares and disseminates information on indigenous issues. Its current (sixteenth) session, the Permanent Forum runs until 5 May 2017. read more

India and the UN Celebrating 70 years of invaluable service to the

Making a lasting impact in the communities in which they serveIn addition to their security role, the members of the female Indian Formed Police Unit also distinguished themselves through humanitarian service, including organizing medical camps for Liberians, many of whom have limited access to health care services.Medical care is among the many services Indian peacekeepers provide to the communities in which they serve on behalf of the Organization. They also perform specialized tasks such as veterinary support and engineering services.Indian veterinarians serving with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), for example, stepped up to help cattle herders who were losing much of their stock to malnutrition and disease in the war-torn nation.In South Sudan, cattle are not only a valuable source of food but also a commodity for bartering.The Indian veterinarians ran a mobile clinic earlier this year, travelling across the Upper Nile region, including to remote and dangerous locations, to treat sick cattle and educate their owners about disease prevention.“Wherever I went I was being welcomed by people. They were very happy because there was no one, no one to look after them and whatever little we could contribute as a veterinarian and part of UNMISS, it is beneficial for them and for the animals,” said Indian peacekeeper and veterinarian Prashant Tripathi.The Indian contingent in the Upper Nile region includes the Indian Battalion, the Horizontal Mechanical Engineering Company, the Level II hospital, the Petroleum Platoon and the Force Signal Unit. They have all received UN medals of honour for their dedication and service in peacekeeping.The Indian contingent in South Sudan has gone the extra mile by providing vocational training and life-saving medical assistance, as well as carrying out significant road repair work.It is the nature of the Indian Army to step in any time when there is a need when we are on peacekeeping missions – Colonel Gaurav Bhatra, UNMISS batallion chiefColonel Gaurav Bhatra, who commands the 850-strong Indian battalion, considers such efforts “a normal part of Indian culture.”“Even in our country, we are sometimes called upon to assist in areas where it is extremely difficult to alleviate the suffering of the people. It is the nature of the Indian Army to step in any time when there is a need when we are on peacekeeping missions.”More than 200,000 Indians have served in 49 of the 71 peacekeeping missions established around the world since 1948. Currently, there are around 6,700 uniformed peacekeepers from India, the vast majority of them in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in South Sudan.India has also provided 15 Force Commanders to various missions, and was the first country to contribute to the Trust Fund on sexual exploitation and abuse, which was set up in 2016.India’s longstanding service has not come without cost; as of 30 June 2018, over 160 Indian peacekeepers have paid the ultimate price while serving with the United Nations.   “India has lost more peacekeepers than any other Member State. We grieve with the families and the people and Government of India for these losses,” noted Under-Secretary-General Lacroix.“India’s continued commitment to UN peace operations and to global peace and security – even through these difficult periods – is invaluable.” “UN peacekeeping operates in increasingly complex environments and we are grateful for steadfast partners like India, who have risen to new challenges and continue to participate meaningfully in our efforts to protect vulnerable civilians,” the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, said in a recent interview with UN News.Mr. Lacroix visited India in June as part of a wider trip to the sub-region during which he thanked the Government and people of India, as well as Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan, for their service and sacrifice in the name of peace. Together, troops and police from the four countries currently make up close to one-third of some 91,000 uniformed personnel across 14 UN peacekeeping operations. UN peacekeeping operates in increasingly complex environments and we are grateful for steadfast partners like India – UN Peacekeeping chief LacroixCommencing with its participation in the UN operation in Korea in 1950, India has a long and distinguished history of service in UN peacekeeping, having contributed more personnel than any other country, as well as the first-ever all-female force that helped to bring peace to Liberia in the wake of that country’s brutal civil war.From 2007-2016, there were nine rotations of all-female police units from India, whose primary responsibilities were to provide 24-hour guard duty, public order management and conduct night patrols in and around the capital, Monrovia, while assisting to build the capacity of local security institutions.Hailed as role models, these female officers not only played a vital role in restoring security in the West African nation but also contributed to an increase in the number of women in the country’s security sector.“The contribution you have made to inspiring Liberian women, to imparting in them the spirit of professionalism, to encourage them to join those entities, those operations that protect the nation, for that we will always be grateful,” then President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf stated when the last all-female unit departed Liberia in February 2016. read more

Football 2019 wide receiver Jameson Williams commits to Ohio State

Ohio State added the second wide receiver to its 2019 recruiting class Friday as four-star receiver Jameson Williams committed to the Buckeyes. Williams is the No. 24 wide receiver in the 2019 recruiting class and is the No. 2 recruit in the state of Missouri according to the 247Sports composite rankings, coming from Cardinal Ritter College Prep in St. Louis. Williams will join five-star 2019 recruit Garrett Wilson, the No. 2 receiver in the class, in Ohio State’s recruiting class. With Williams being commitment No. 15 for the Buckeyes, Ohio State, according to 247Sports, has the second-best recruiting class in the Big Ten and the No. 15 2019 recruiting class in the country. Williams is one of 10 four-star recruits in Ohio State’s 2019 class, joining Wilson and offensive lineman Harry Miller, the two five-star 2019 recruits. read more

Police in the dock for giving people the chance to spend Halloween

The Peaky Blinders were a notorious Birmingham crime gang during the First World War and inspired the 2013 BBC series.West was held at the cells while on remand, charged with the murders of 12 people. He hanged himself at Winson Green on New Year’s Day in 1995 as he awaited trial. His wife, Rose, was jailed for life after being convicted of 10 murders at their Gloucester home. 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. Mugshots of some of the real Peaky Blinders The lock-up at Steelhouse Lane Police Station, BirminghamCredit:SWNS.com A police force has been criticised for cashing in on serial killer Fred West’s notoriety by charging people to spend Hallowe’en in his former cell.West Midlands Police are promoting a ghost-hunting evening at the Steelhouse Lane cells in Birmingham, where West was housed before being transferred to HMP Winson Green in 1994.In its advertising, the force boasted the event provided a “unique opportunity” to spend the night at the notorious Victorian lock-up, adding: “These cells were occupied by none other than the original Peaky Blinders, Fred West and many more. Be there if you dare.”For £75, guests will be locked in the cells overnight in complete darkness, after first hearing stories of the building’s shadowy past. The event, for adults only, stipulates “no alcohol or drugs and visitors must bring their own sleeping bags and pillows, plus a camping mat or inflatable mattress.  The listed Steelhouse Lane, which dates back to 1891, is owned by West Midlands Police and houses the force museum. A force spokesman said: “The Ghost Hunting Mission within the Victorian Lock-Up in Birmingham city centre, run independently of West Midlands Police, is an event to raise money for modern slavery charity Hope for Justice. Steelhouse Lane is where Fred West was held in custody and his name was used alongside the Peaky Blinders to promote this worthy cause.”On reflection, organisers agreed that use of his name was insensitive and had it removed from the event’s promotion material. Mugshots of some of the real Peaky BlindersCredit:SWNS.com The lock-up at Steelhouse Lane Police Station, Birmingham Local residents have expressed dismay at the stunt, accusing police of “glorifying killers”. Victoria Sanderson, 45, a mother of three from Edgbaston, Birmingham, said: “It’s fine to hold a fun ghost-hunting event, but I think the police have gone too far promoting the fact that West was in their cells.“How will the families of those he murdered feel, that he is being celebrated in this way, and by the police? It’s very distasteful and highly insensitive to the victims’ families.” read more

Loads of tender hugs Catholic Church releases gift tokens for Valentines Day

first_img THE CATHOLIC CHURCH has come up with a new campaign to help couples celebrate St Valentine’s Day “in a more meaningful way”.Free gift tokens that can be exchanged between by people in return for favours are now available in cathedrals across the country.Examples of tokens include: “Loads of tender hugs”, “A technology-free evening to do an activity of your choice”, and “Set aside time to pray together”.Each token also contains tips from Pope Francis on the secrets to a successful relationship. Source: WMOF2018More than 150,000 thousand of the tokens are available all across Ireland.The initiative took its cue from a document The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia) released by Pope Francis last year which calls on couples to celebrate their love by spending time together rather than relying on commercial gifts.The tokens were produced by the World Meeting of Families 2018, a three-yearly event which will be held in 2018 in Ireland. Source: WMOF2018The event focuses on the role of the family in the lives of Catholics and will be held over five days in Dublin.Fr Tim Bartlett, secretary general of the meeting, told the Irish Catholic:[The] tokens encourage simple little gestures, and help us to appreciate that these simple gestures are also moments of grace and expressions of selfless love for another which mirror the love of God for use, and are to be celebrated. ‘Loads of tender hugs’ – Catholic Church releases gift tokens for Valentine’s Day Free gift tokens that can be be exchanged in return for favours are now available in cathedrals across the country. Feb 10th 2017, 6:15 AM Short URL 11,346 Views 35 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3231587 center_img Friday 10 Feb 2017, 6:15 AM Share164 Tweet Email Source: WMOF2018Single people may be wondering where they fit into the mix with these gift tokens, but fear not. For anyone not yet coupled up by 14 February, a special “Prayer for those seeking a spouse” is also available in cathedrals and shops.Read: Priests visit shopping centre to hear confessionsRead: Ireland’s Catholic Library is trying to negotiate a move – and its members aren’t happy By Cormac Fitzgerald Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

10 Years since GT with Domestic Fire Department

first_img Cruise figures forecast to drop, says Tourism Director Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Feb 2016 – It has been about a decade since Grand Turk has had a domestic fire department and the Premier on Friday confirmed that only Providenciales has a domestic fire department; this means thousands of residents, guests and their properties are left vulnerable to the ravages of a fire.It also means, in the case of Grand Turk, the risk is very high for the airport to be shut down when the community needs the aerodrome unit’s help.In speaking to why there is no fire truck in the Capital island which is home to a cruise port which caters to nearly a million tourists per year, a hospital, three government schools and is the seat of government for the country; Hon. Dr. Rufus Ewing said the decision is now taken to establish a domestic fire branch, but the family islands won’t see the same. Hon. Dr. Rufus Ewing: “There are plans but those will come with need and demand because obviously the best model is to have domestic and the aerodrome, but, as you know most of the family islands do not have frequent air flight services. So it is really not the best cost effective to both services. In Grand Turk the chances of having a fire at the same time a flight is landing is increasing so we have to have both services.” Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Related Items:fire truck, grand turk, premier rufus ewinglast_img read more

23 artificial ponds readied by officials

first_imgHyderabad: In order to protect water bodies from rampant pollution caused by immersion of thousands of Lord Ganesh idols made up of Plaster of Paris (PoP) and to avoid dumping decorative items along with idols them, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has constructed as many as 23 artificial ponds across the city till now.Waiting in the long queue for a four to five hours to immerse the idols in major lakes like Hussein Sagar is a thing of past now. Reason: GHMC has already completed the constructions of 23 artificial ponds in various places across the city to help the residents immerse the Ganesh idols without much difficulty. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us Speaking to The Hans India, Khursheed Moinuddin, Executive Engineer, Lakes Protection Wing of GHMC, said: “Each immersion pond costs Rs 70 to 90 lakh and we have constructed the 10 artificial ponds in first phase a few years ago and we have completed 13 ponds in second phase and remaining two ponds are under construction and we will complete it before this year Ganesh Chaturthi festival starts,” he said. Also Read – Unidentified assailants killed a person in Saidabad PS limits Advertise With Us “We have handed over around 23 immersion ponds to GHMC maintenance department for cleaning, filling water, handling immersion activity during the festival,” he said. They will clean one week before the Ganesh festival starts in September and they clean garbage from the pond and fill the water in it to immerse the idols. Lots of artificial ponds become dirty and lots of garbage dumped in these after the last year’s festival. Advertise With Us Average size of the artificial pond is about 43 meters each in length and breadth and depth is 4 meters and small and medium sized idols can be immersed in these ponds, GHMC officer informed.Last year around 3,000 small Ganesh idols were immersed in each artificial pond and officials are expecting a lot more Ganesh idols this year to be immersed in these ponds instead of lakes. Fresh water will be poured into these ponds through water tankers and workers will be deployed near the ponds during the immersion time to remove the idols as soon as possible after immersion to make way for others. Ganesh idols, which are made from Plaster of Paris as well as from clay, can be immersed in these ponds. Earlier most of the people used to immerse their Ganesh idols in Hussainsagar Lake but now people can use the ponds nearby to their areas for immersion.last_img read more

World IVF Day 2019 Fertility centres aplenty but imported tech keeps costs

first_img[Representational image]ReutersThe world’s first test-tube baby was born on July 25, 1978, giving hope to people who could not have children by natural means. In 2018, the World Health Organisation (WHO) had said that there were approximately 180 million couples struggling with infertility across the world and in vitro fertilisation (IVF) helps bridge the gap. To celebrate IVF and bust the taboo regarding the negative connotation around infertility, experts around the world came together in 2017 to announce July 24 as World IVF Day.What is in vitro fertilisation? In vitro fertilisation is the fusing of an egg and sperm to form an embryo. The ovary is stimulated to grow follicles (fluid-filled sacs in the ovary that contain eggs). The growth of the eggs are closely monitored and after they mature to a certain level, they are transferred to a woman’s body. Reasons behind rising infertility among today’s youthDr Haricharan, a consultant gynaecologist and IVF specialist at Indira IVF Centre in Bengaluru, told International Business Times, India, that the main reasons for infertility is late marriage, delaying parenthood and consumption of alcohol and tobacco.He added that in the rural areas, infertility is caused due to infections and diseases like tuberculosis that damage reproductive organs.Dr Haricharan added that due to the exceedingly sedentary lifestyle, many women also suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) that makes child-bearing more difficult.IVF centres are also mushrooming in the country due to the easy availability of technology. “IVF technology has become a standardised technology because of lab standardisation. Due to this, everyone can afford to start the clinic because it affords a reasonably good success rate” said Dr Haricharan.Does IVF work against population control? With the population expanding drastically, India is likely to become one of the most populous countries in a few years. Many ask if we really need more IVF clinics when we are trying to control population explosion?Surprisingly, Dr Haricharan says that IVF clinics and helping people have babies does not have anything to do with the population. As an IVF specialist, he helps people at a micro-level while population control is a problem for the society and the government at a macro-level. He adds that if he does not help people with fertility issues, he would be denying basic human rights.He emphasised that adding one or two children in the world is not an indication of “not trying to control population”. (Representational Image)ReutersCan IVF become more affordable?While there is access to IVF technology, not many people utilise the service due to the exorbitant amount required for each attempt. “Each attempt will roughly cost Rs 1 lakh and a client will have at least three to four attempts before declaring the uterus as hostile,” Dr Haricharan explained. The success rate for IVF per sitting is 50 percent and each cycle is a huge bet for the patient.To make IVF technology more affordable, Dr Haricharan says that India will have to stop importing technology. At the moment, 50 percent of the population cannot afford IVF.last_img read more

The Common Story of Pain Suffering Few Know About

first_imgWASHINGTON — By the time Victoria Makinde finished her story of pain, unanswered questions and confusion, there were tears and sniffles throughout the room of roughly 100 people gathered in the auditorium.Victoria Makinde, 33, a graphic designer, is one of the millions of women across the world who suffer from endometriosis, a common disease that afflicts women, yet many do not know about. Makinde and eight other women shared their stories at a worldwide demonstration to focus attention on the disease, which affects one in ten women. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Makinde)The 33-year-old Washington graphic designer told the mostly female group of the excessive bleeding and debilitating pain that stunned even her doctors. She had struggled with the illness from age 12.  Most frustrating, she said, was her doctors’ inability to diagnose her problem. “At times, I doubted myself,” Makinde said, “and I listened to the doctors who told me there was nothing wrong and it was all in my head.”Makinde suffers with endometriosis, a disease many people have never heard of that strikes one in every ten women.Eight other women joined her on stage at Howard University College of Medicine Saturday to tell their own stories of struggles with the disease as part of a worldwide effort to focus attention on the ailment.  The event was the local effort of the thousands of people around the world – from Argentina to Australia to France – who participated on the same day in what was called the EndoMarch. The march was founded in the District three years ago by three brothers, Drs. Camran, Farr, Ceana Nezhat, and their niece, Dr. Azadeh NezhatAfter Makinde told her story, other women from the audience were invited to speak.One woman, 29, told of how the disease had robbed her of the ability to have children.  A 17-year-old said she was diagnosed with the disease two years ago. The pain causes her to miss school, she said. Dr. Vanessa Nunes, a medical resident at Howard University Hospital, said she and her husband haven’t been able to have children so far because of the disease.Dr. Hal Lawrence, a North Carolina obstetrician and gynecologist, told the audience of a young lady who had so much pain during her menstrual cycle because of endometriosis, “she actually became uncontrollable.”“(Doctors) thought she had a psychiatric illness,” Lawrence said. “They wanted her to go see a psychiatrist.” After doctors did a thorough examination, they discovered endometriosis had taken over one of the woman’s ovaries, he said, and after removing the endometriosis, her psychosis was cured. Endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found outside the uterus on other parts of the body.  It causes pain, excessive bleeding and can lead to infertility.  It affects girls and women during their most productive years, and can impact all aspects of their lives – school, careers, finances, relationships and overall well-being. Generally, the disease is found in the pelvic cavity. It can attach to any of the female reproductive organs, or any of the spaces between the bladder, uterus, vagina, and rectum.  It can also be found also on the bladder, bowel, intestines, appendix or rectum. Dr. James Robinson, director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, talked about symptoms for women to watch.“If you have nose bleeds that happen only when you’re on your period, you’ve got endometriosis in your nasal passages,” Robinson said.Other symptoms that can occur during the menstrual cycle include blindness, bloody coughs and skin rashes.  Unfortunately, many doctors are unclear as to how endometriosis presents itself, he said.“These are things that we have to teach our other doctors that don’t think about women’s health care to start thinking about,” he said.Women may go years without being diagnosed, because they believe symptoms are a normal part of menstruation, the doctors attending the event said. Young girls may see their moms, aunts and other women in their lives go through similar symptoms and think nothing of it, they said. Dr. Kevin Scott Smith, a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon at Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, said the important part of curing and managing endometriosis is creating more awareness among men and women. “If we had to create a campaign, it would be called ‘Ask About Endometriosis,’” he told the audience.  “That’s everyone sitting here, that’s every medical student who is going to evaluate a female patient going forward, every resident that’s going to be treating, and telling your friends.”last_img read more

Relive These Wacky Miitomo Creations Before Nintendo Shuts It Down

first_img Putting your Miitomo on your lunch is popular. Image: @shabu2oishii<><> It seems like only yesterday that Nintendo shocked the world by finally announcing its plans for smartphone game development in partnership with DeNA. The first “game” out of the gate was the bizarre social networking app/meme creator Miitomo. But despite a wonderfully weird first few weeks, the app ultimately failed to catch fire, and Nintendo pivoted to developing mobile games starring their beloved characters like Mario, Animal Crossing villagers, and Fire Emblem anime wives.Now, about two years after its launch, Nintendo has announced that Miitomo is soon shutting down. Some functionality has already ceased, like in-app purchases, and on May 9 all features in the app will stop, so salvage all the Miis you can. We’re still in mourning for Nintendo’s other strange, dead, Mii-based social network Miiverse, so we’re not taking the news of Miitomo’s demise very well. That’s why we’re looking back on these wacky Miitomo memes from launch week and remembering a time when we thought this app might last forever.Nintendo’s foray into iPhone apps with Miitomo is fascinating for several reasons. First, the company publishing software on a machine they didn’t make is unprecedented. Second, deciding to avoid any of their iconic characters was a ballsy move. Third and weirdest of all: it’s not a game. If you haven’t played it yet, Miitomo is sort of like a social network, where you link up with friends and share answers to questions, all presented by the cartoonish Mii characters first seen on the Wii.It’s tough to say how much of a lifespan Miitomo will have, but with three million downloads so far, it’s certainly the thing of the moment. People are using the Miifoto feature — which lets you take shots of your Mii and others in a panoply of poses, overlay text, and so on — for some pretty ridiculous portraits. Here’s a gallery of some of the funniest things that went down over Miitomo‘s first weekend. Somehow we doubt that Nintendo predicted many of the Miitomo shenanigans we saw there. As the program grows, new clothes get added, and new features rolled out, we’re sure that the wacky pics will flow like spice. There are more insane Miitomo creations all over the web, from appearances by the Goatse guy right to the insane things we’ve made here at Geek headquarters. Get browsing, and we’ll keep collecting.Ah, these were the days.Buy it now!Super Mario OdysseyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Designing lightharvesting organic semiconductor microcrystals with wavelengthtunable lasers

first_img More information: Kang Wang et al. Exciton funneling in light-harvesting organic semiconductor microcrystals for wavelength-tunable lasers, Science Advances (2019). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw2953 I. D. W. Samuel et al. Organic Semiconductor Lasers, Chemical Reviews (2007). DOI: 10.1021/cr050152i Luis Cerdán et al. FRET-assisted laser emission in colloidal suspensions of dye-doped latex nanoparticles, Nature Photonics (2012). DOI: 10.1038/nphoton.2012.201Mingjian Yuan et al. Perovskite energy funnels for efficient light-emitting diodes, Nature Nanotechnology (2016). DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2016.110 Illustration for exciton funneling in the light-harvesting systems. (A) Schematics of light harvesting, where the wide-bandgap hosts (gray spheres) act as antenna and locally formed CT complexes with narrow bandgap (pink spheres) act as acceptor. (B) Diagram for exciton funneling in light-harvesting systems. The black arrows represent the exciton transfer process. Credit: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw2953 They introduced C60 into OPV to achieve light-harvesting ability and balanced the carrier mobility. The OPV and C60 interactions formed localized CT complexes with narrowed bandgap to function as acceptors in the light-harvesting system. Wang et al. synthesized the OPV microcrystals doped with controllable amounts of C60 using liquid-phase self-assembly to form strong intermolecular interactions and engineer a one-dimensional structure, which they confirmed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images. Lasing performances in the light-harvesting microwires. (A) PL spectra recorded from a typical C60@OPV microwire (doping concentration, 5.6 mol %) pumped with different laser energies. Inset: PL images of the C60@OPV below and above the lasing threshold. Scale bar, 10 μm. (B) Emission intensity (red) and full width at half maximum (FWHM) (black) as a function of pump fluence. (C) Normalized lasing spectra of the OPV microcrystals with different C60 doping concentrations. Inset: Corresponding PL images of the doped OPV microcrystals pumped above lasing thresholds. Scale bars, 10 μm. Credit: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw2953 , Chemical Reviews , Nature Photonics 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. Explore further Preparation and structural characterization of C60@OPV light-harvesting microcrystals. (A) Chemical structures of OPV and C60, and molecular structure of the resulting CT complex. (B and C) SEM images of typical OPV and C60@OPV microwires. Scale bars, 5 μm (B) and 2 μm (C). (D and E) TEM images of individual OPV and C60@OPV microwires. Scale bars, 2 μm. (F and G) SAED patterns of the corresponding microwires in (D) and (E). Scale bars, 2 1/nm. (H) Raman spectra of individual OPV, C60, and C60@OPV microwires. a.u., arbitrary units. The C60 doping concentration of the C60@OPV microcrystals used for these characterizations is 5.6 mol %. Credit: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw2953 Theoretical investigation of the CT processes in light-harvesting systems. (A) Molecular orbital diagrams of OPV, C60, and CT complex calculated by density function theory. (B) Schematic of efficient exciton funneling for the formation, accumulation, and radiative deactivation of CT excitons in the C60@OPV light-harvesting systems. (C) Maximum emission wavelength of microcrystals versus C60 doping concentration. Credit: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw2953 In this way, Kang Wang and co-workers reported on exciton funneling and stimulated emission in light-harvesting organic semiconductor microcrystals. Using theoretical and experimental demonstrations they controlled the CT complexes for effective lasing and regulated the emission of light-harvesting microcrystals to build wide wavelength-tunable micro-lasers. While at present the results only provide detailed insight into the exciton funneling process in light-harvesting systems to enable electrically driven organic lasers. The outcomes of the work offer a promising route to develop efficient organic materials and achieve electrically driven lasers for full-color laser displays in the future. To provide in depth insight to the light harvesting systems at the level of energy-orbitals, Wang et al. performed theoretical studies and calculated the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) and lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) of the separate molecules and the C60-OPV CT complex. While the HOMO electron density of OPV was distributed across the entire molecule, LUMO was mostly localized on different sites of the molecule. Using the experimental and theoretical results, Wang et al. drew an energy diagram of exciton evolution in a light-harvesting system and observed the comprehensive process that formed exciton funnels. The researchers subsequently conducted optically pumped lasing measurements to test the lasing performance in the light-harvesting microwires using a micro-photoluminescence (micro-PL) system. They verified the occurrence of lasing in the C60@OPV microwires at different pump intensities and controlled the emission from CT complexes by doping varying concentrations of C60 in to the OPV hosts. The scientists could tune the light-harvesting molecules in the present work to provide a key step to ultimately synthesize organic laser diodes in further studies. center_img Scientists develop polariton nano-laser operating at room temperature Exciton funneling into the CT states in the organic light-harvesting microcrystals. (A) Absorption spectra of OPV (green), C60@OPV (red) microwires, and C60 dispersed in polymer hosts (black). a.u., arbitrary units. (B) Fluorescence microscopy images of OPV (top) and C60@OPV (bottom) microwires. Scale bars, 20 μm. (C and D) Streak camera images and PL spectra of OPV (C) and C60@OPV (D) microcrystals excited with a 400-nm pulsed laser (~100 fs, 1 kHz). tD and tDA are the average lifetimes of donor (~551 nm) in the absence (pure OPV) and presence (C60@OPV) of the acceptor, respectively. The C60 doping concentration of the C60@OPV microcrystals used for these characterizations is 5.6 mol %. Credit: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw2953 In its pure form, the OPV microcrystal displayed a well-defined wire-like appearance with smooth and flat surfaces. Upon introduction of C60, the resulting microcrystal maintained similar morphology to indicate that C60 did not significantly alter the morphology of OPV crystals. The scientists verified the structure of the crystal microwires using Raman spectra, transmission electron microscopy(TEM), select-area electron diffraction (SAED) and X-ray diffraction. The results suggested a strong presence of OPV with C60 doped in its matrices. The interaction between C60 and the OPV molecules generated a new CT state, which Wang et al confirmed using absorption spectra. When observed under ultraviolet excitation (UV), the C60@OPV molecules showed red emission, in sharp contrast to the yellow emission in pure OPV microwires and non-luminescence in the C60 microwires. The scientists identified the new CT excitation state of C60@OPV crystals using photoluminescence and calculated the efficiency of the energy transfer to show effective funneling potential between the molecules and efficient energy accumulation in the CT states of the light-harvesting microcrystals. Journal information: Science Advances To synthesize the light-harvesting microcrystals, Wang et al. used a cyano-substituted molecule referred to as OPV (for oligo-(α-phenylenevinylene)-1,4-bis(R-cyano-4-diphenylaminostyryl)-2,5-diphenylbenzene) and fullerene (C60). The two molecules met conditions where; OPV is a typical p-type semiconductor with high optical gain, and C60 is a typical n-type semiconductor with high electron mobilities and large absorption cross-sections. They surrounded locally formed CT complexes containing narrow bandgaps with hosts of high levels of energy to behave as artificial light-harvesting systems. They captured the resulting excitation light energy using hosts to deliver to the CT complexes for their function as exciton funnels in order to benefit lasing actions. Wang et al. expect the preliminary results to offer in depth understanding of exciton funneling in light-harvesting systems to develop high-performance organic lasing devices. The new results are now available on Science Advances. Organic semiconductor lasers that function across the full visible spectrum are of increasing interest due to their practical applications from multiband communication to full-color laser displays. Although they are challenging to attain, electrically pumped organic lasers can advance the existing laser technology to rival organic light-emitting diodes. Wang et al. formed localized CT complexes by adding a small amount of electron acceptor/donor into the electron donor/acceptor host matrix. The setup contained CT complexes with a narrow bandgap, surrounded by the host matrix with high energy levels to serve as artificial light harvesting antennas. The harvested excitation light energy produced excitons, which were transferred downstream to the acceptors to function as an ‘excitation funnel.” In the present work, Wang et al. investigated the process of exciton funneling in light-harvesting systems to offer guidance to design high performance organic optoelectronic materials for electrically pumped lasers. , Nature Nanotechnology © 2019 Science X Network Organic solid-state lasers are essential for photonic applications, but current-driven lasers are a great challenge to develop in applied physics and materials science. While it is possible to create charge transfer complexes (i.e. electron-donor-acceptor complexes among two/more molecules or across a large molecule) with p-/n- type organic semiconductors in electrically pumped lasers, the existing difficulties arise from nonradiative loss due to the delocalized states of charge transfer (CT). In a recent report, Kang Wang and a team of researchers in the departments of chemistry, molecular nanostructure and nanotechnology in China demonstrated the enduring action of CT complexes by exciton funneling in p-type organic microcrystals with n-type doping. Citation: Designing light-harvesting organic semiconductor microcrystals with wavelength-tunable lasers (2019, June 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-06-light-harvesting-semiconductor-microcrystals-wavelength-tunable-lasers.htmllast_img read more

Get An Amazing Discount With Wccftech On The InnerSpace Game – Limited

first_imgCalling all gaming fans! Wccftech is offering a 15% discount on the InnerSpace Game. Have you heard of this game before? If not, then let me give you a little tour of what the game is all about. It is basically an exploration flying game and is the first title from PolyKnight Games. It is an amazing and a very immersive game that will give take you places. Sounds interesting? Do you want to know what else the deal has to offer?InnerSpace Game featuresHere are highlights of what the InnerSpace Game deal is offering: Explore the Inverse in player-driven moments both small and grandiose Identify the final messages from the extinct civilizations that once ruled the Inverse Adapt lost technologies to build new airframes, each with unique abilities to soar above the waters and below Cross paths with demigods who still linger in the Inverse, hoarding what secrets and power they have left Discover the art of flight thanks to an ethereal art style and soothing electronic musical scoreRedeem on SteamCompatibilityWindows: Windows 7 or Windows 10CPU Processor: AMD A8-7600 OR Intel Core i3 4170 CPU Speed: 3.1 GHz Memory: 8 GB RAM Hard Disk Space: 5 GB Video Card (ATI): Radeon 6850 Video Card (NVidia): GeForce GTX 650 Video Card (Intel): Iris Pro (5200) Video Memory (VRam): 1 GB Supported Gamepads: Microsoft® Xbox® 360 Controller for Windows® (Wired), Microsoft® Xbox® One Controller (Wired), Microsoft® Xbox® One Elite Controller, SONY® PS4 DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller (Wired), Logitech RumblePad™ 2, Logitech™ Dual Action™, Logitech™ Wireless Gamepad F710, Logitech™ Gamepad F310, Afterglow Wired Controller for Xbox 360, Rock Candy Controller for Xbox 360, Thrustmaster GPX Controller for Xbox 360, RAZER Sabertooth, Thrustmaster Flightstick, Extreme 3D Pro Flightstick, Steam ControllerMac: Mac OS X 10.12.6 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra)CPU Processor: Intel Core i5 (4 Cores) CPU Speed: 2.9 GHz Memory: 8 GB RAM Hard Disk Space: 5 GB Video Card (AMD): HD 6970M Video Card (NVIDIA): GeForce 750M Video Card (Intel): Iris Pro (5200) Video Memory (VRam): 1 GB Supported Gamepads: SONY® PS3 DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller (Wired), SONY® PS4 DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller (Wired), Logitech RumblePad™ 2, Logitech™ Dual Action™, Thrustmaster Flightstick, Extreme 3D Pro FlightstickLinux: Ubuntu 16.04 / SteamOSCPU Processor: AMD A8-7600 OR Intel Core i3 4170 CPU Speed: 3.1 GHz Memory: 8 GB RAM Hard Disk Space: 5 GB Video Card (AMD): HD Radeon R9 290 Video Card (NVIDIA): GeForce GTX 650 Video Memory (VRam): 1 GB Supported Gamepads: Microsoft® Xbox® 360 Controller for Windows® (Wired), Microsoft® Xbox® One Controller (Wired), Microsoft® Xbox® One Elite Controller, SONY® PS4 DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller (Wired), Logitech™ Dual Action™, Logitech™ Wireless Gamepad F710, Logitech™ Gamepad F310, Afterglow Wired Controller for Xbox 360, Rock Candy Controller for Xbox 360, Thrustmaster GPX Controller for Xbox 360, Thrustmaster Flightstick, Extreme 3D Pro Flightstick, RAZER Sabertooth, Steam ControllerSo are you ready to explore? Hurry up and avail the deal now as it expires soon.Original Price InnerSpace Game: $19.99Wccftech Discount Price InnerSpace Game: $16.99 Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

FHFA Seeking Comment on Proposed Cut to Conforming Loan Limits

first_imgFHFA Seeking Comment on Proposed Cut to Conforming Loan Limits in Secondary Market Share December 17, 2013 476 Views center_img The “”Federal Housing Finance Agency””:http://www.fhfa.gov/Default.aspx (FHFA) says it wants input on a plan to lower the ceiling for loans eligible for purchase by “”Fannie Mae””:http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/index.html and “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/.[IMAGE]Under FHFA’s “”proposed plan””:http://www.fhfa.gov/webfiles/25884/LoanPurchaseLimitsInputFINALpkg121613.pdf, the $417,000 maximum limit for single-family homes in most areas around the country would be lowered to $400,000, a reduction of about 4 percent. Areas with higher limits would see a similar cut, with the $625,500 maximum dropping to $600,000.As FHFA said in its announcement, the proposed decrease “”furthers the goal of contracting the market presence of [COLUMN_BREAK]Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac gradually over time,””–an objective laid out in the agency’s Strategic Plan for Enterprise Conservatorships.””The loan purchase limits, which FHFA would set under its authority as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, would modestly reduce Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s business at the high end of the market, invite private capital to re-enter the market, and limit taxpayer exposure to losses,”” the release goes on to say.Among the agency’s concerns are whether an advance notice of six months is adequate, whether it is preferable to work with a multi-year schedule of decreases, and when any future loan limit reductions should be enacted.While there has been little public reaction from the industry regarding the proposal, history would suggest many housing groups will oppose reduced limits, with the “”National Association of Realtors””:http://www.realtor.org/news-releases/2013/11/realtors-applaud-demarco-for-heeding-warnings-leaving-gse-loan-limits-as-is recently applauding an “”announcement””:https://themreport.com/articles/fhfa-leaves-conforming-loan-limits-untouched-2013-12-03 that conforming loan limits will stay as they are for the time being.Nevertheless, FHFA’s announcement includes an assurance that no final decision on purchase limits will be made until comments are reviewed and that the discussed changes will not affect loans originated before October 1, 2014. Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Investors Lenders & Servicers Service Providers 2013-12-17 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

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