Gorge commission sees resources eroding

first_imgAdd the Columbia River Gorge Commission to the list of casualties as Washington and Oregon grapple with their respective state budget crises.Funding cuts from the two states over the past two years have forced the bistate panel to reduce its staff from 10.5 full-time employees to the equivalent of six, and another cut of $40,000 — equal to half a year’s salary and benefits — is expected within weeks. Those remaining have taken cuts in pay and hours. For the first time, the commission has no full-time senior planner, and staff attorney Jeff Litwak took a voluntary four-month unpaid leave of absence to help the commission through tight times.Jill Arens, the commission’s executive director, announced two weeks ago that the commission’s White Salmon office will close Fridays effective Dec. 10 to save money in the face of plummeting revenue. “Our staff has steadily been reduced,” said Joyce Reinig of Hood River, Ore., who chairs the 13-member bistate panel. “We are trying to provide the services that people expect, but there are some things we won’t be able to do. I have to commend the staff for hanging in there.”“We have so many part-timers now that they weren’t all at work at the same time,” said Harold Abbe of Camas, the commission’s vice chairman. The new schedule is expected to raise efficiency.The commission was established by Congress in 1987 to oversee management of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. It gets all its operating revenue from the two states. Each state must contribute an identical amount, so a budget cut enacted by one legislature triggers an equal cut by the other.last_img read more

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Last words from missing plane were routine

first_imgKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — “All right, good night” were the final words heard by air traffic controllers from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight before it vanished over the South China Sea five days ago, relatives of the passengers were told Wednesday.News of the last communication came as Malaysia defended its handling of the hunt for the missing Boeing 777 but acknowledged it is still unsure which direction the plane was headed when it disappeared, highlighting the massive task facing the international search.Government officials said they asked India to join in the search near the Andaman Sea, suggesting they think the jetliner and the 239 people on board might have reached those waters after crossing into the Strait of Malacca, some 400 kilometers (250 miles) from the flight’s last known coordinates.The mystery over the plane’s whereabouts has been confounded by confusing and occasionally conflicting statements by Malaysian officials, which have led to allegations of incompetence or even cover-up, adding to the anguish of relatives of those on board the flight, two thirds of them Chinese.“There’s too much information and confusion right now. It is very hard for us to decide whether a given piece of information is accurate,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters in Beijing. “We will not give it up as long as there’s still a shred of hope.”last_img read more

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Oculus Rift support unlocked in Alien Isolation

first_imgIf there was every a perfect showcase game for the Oculus Rift then Alien: Isolation is it. Even publisher Sega and developer The Creative Assembly agreed and demonstrated Oculus Rift support working in the game back in June at E3. However, the final game has now shipped and Oculus Rift support is not included.By not included I mean there isn’t a setting to enable it for PC gamers. But it turns out The Creative Assembly didn’t bother to remove the code, they just disabled it in the final build. So modders in the subreddit /r/Oculus set about unlocking the functionality and it turned out to be a relatively simple task.The key to unlocking support is a .xml file called ENGINE_SETTINGS.xml. You can locate it in the Data folder of the game’s install directory. Once open, locate the line “Setting name=”Stereo Mode” and change the values to the following:Quality name=”Rift” precedence=”4″ Quality name=”Off” precedence=”4″After that do the following:Set the Oculus to extended mode.In the Oculus configuration utility pause the service.Now if you start the game (and own an Oculus Rift obviously) you should be able to play wearing your VR headset and be even more scared than you were previously. It’s not perfect, but the general consensus seems to be it’s more than good enough if a little dark. However, if you want to revert back to non-Oculus play then open the display mode preferences and set it to “direct to rift.” You can read the full instructions over on /r/Oculus.I suspect official support in the game was disabled because Oculus Rift isn’t a commercial product yet. But with it being so easily unlocked and so well received, I wouldn’t be surprised to see The Creative Assembly re-add support in a game patch very soon. There really is no downside to doing that I can think of.last_img read more

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USPTO to stage two forums for software community

first_img According to the notice, “While public attendees will have the opportunity to provide their individual input, group consensus advice will not be sought….” As The Verge interprets this, “This is about examining and potentially tweaking the process, not changing the laws.”Nonetheless, the patent office engaging with the software industry on patent issues may prove to be quite beneficial. The conversation may produce concerns by software developers about unjustifiable protections and the need to clarify the vague and broad terms at times evidenced in the filing language used. According to the Register notice, “The USPTO seeks comments on how to more effectively ensure that the boundaries of a claim are clear so that the public can understand what subject matter is protected by the patent claim and the patent examiner can identify and apply the most pertinent prior art.”Software community members who want to attend the meetings need to register by February 4 via e-mail to SoftwareRoundtable2013@uspto.gov but entry will be on a first-come first serve basis. Those applying will need to specify which of the two events they plan to attend. They need to provide their names, titles, and if applicable company organizations, along with their addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses. The organizers are also asking those who seek to register to state if they want to make an oral presentation, its topic, and the presentation’s desired length.Both roundtables are to be webcast. Written comments are invited; the deadline for written comments is March 15, after the events have taken place.Already, web site postings of the USPTO’s intentions to invite dialogue through the two events have produced hundreds of comments from software developers. The reactions indicate how heated the topic of software patents has been and will be in the realm of intellectual property. The comments mirror the opinions among those in the software business who have been saying for some time that patents for software are untenable; that they are innovation killers; and that they hurt small businesses that don’t have the deep pockets of software magnates. On the other side, software patent defenders think that patents help, not hinder, innovators by protecting them.The reactions can be summarized as pro, con, and middling. “As a full-time owner of a small software business… the best way to fix them is to ban them,” said one typical anti-patent response. “They are so counter-productive I wouldn’t know where to start.” Another recent respondent said he is sticking to his corporate job rather than doing a startup for fear that somebody is going to try to shake him down for copying what he did not copy.There does appear to be a middle ground between heatedly pro and heatedly con software players.”Nuking software patents is too broad a solution,” wrote one of the recent respondents to news of the forums, recommending instead that efforts to improve software patents be made by involving software engineers as patent examiners. (Phys.org)—Let the conversations begin. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) intends to stage two roundtable discussions with developers on the East and West coasts next month to talk about software patents. The notice appearing in the Federal Register, titled “Request for Comments and Notice of Roundtable Events for Partnership for Enhancement of Quality of Software-Related Patents,” invites software developers to express their opinions. The patent office meetings will take place in California and New York. The West Coast roundtable will be held at Stanford University on February 12 and the East Coast event will be held at New York University in New York City on February 27. More information: www.federalregister.gov/articl … nt-of-quality-of#h-4 Microsoft’s Patent Threats Evoke Retorts Explore furthercenter_img Citation: USPTO to stage two forums for software community (2013, January 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-01-uspto-stage-forums-software.html © 2013 Phys.org 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.last_img read more

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first_img Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. November 18, 2011 – Stroke remains a major healthcare problem; it currently ranks as the third most common cause of death in Western nations, and this is only expected to increase as the population ages. For this reason, early identification of symptoms that are known predictors of stroke is a topic that was addressed with great deliberation and discussion at the 2011 VEITH symposium.The existence of plaque in blood vessels has long been recognized as a major predictor of stroke. Because of this, it is important to have the best imaging options available to be able to fully understand the affects of plaque in the system, particularly in asymptomatic patients.C.J. Zeebregts, M.D., Ph.D., professor of vascular surgery, department of surgery, division of vascular surgery, University Medical Center, Groningen, The Netherlands, presented important findings on advances imaging to predict risk factors of stroke associated in asymptomatic carotid plaque in patients. “Despite great improvements in endovascular and surgical techniques to treat carotid stenosis, there is still a clinical need for improved diagnostic imaging in order to select the right patient for the right treatment,” stated Zeebregts.Of particular interest to Zeebregts is the use of positron emission tomography (PET) scans, a unique type of imaging that shows how the organs and tissues inside the body are actually functioning, to study the plaque in these patients. He discussed targeted clinical PET imaging tracers specific for plaque vulnerability.In the past year, Zeebregts’ team has been working on new molecular imaging tracers to be used as a tool to identify vulnerable plaque formation with a new focus on targeted imaging. Their aim has been to find the tracer with the highest sensitivity and specificity able to determine the unstable plaque and thereby provide a powerful tool for selection of individual therapeutic strategies and monitoring the effect of interventions. The team has identified three important new tracers that may be able to fulfill this aim, and he presented these to a highly engaged audience during the VEITH symposium.For more information: www.VEITHpress.org News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | November 18, 2011 Early Studies of Using PET Scans to Predict Stroke Risk Showing Promise News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more center_img 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 Imago Systems News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Related Content FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read morelast_img read more

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WATCH Researchers remove plastic straw from sea turtles nose

first_imgIf this doesn’t make you rethink accepting that plastic straw the waitress offers you next time you’re at a café, nothing will.A turtle researcher recently posted a video on YouTube of her colleague removing a plastic drinking straw from the nostril of an olive ridley sea turtle off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.At the start of the video, a hand holding a pair of small pliers begins to tug on the end of something whitish lodged into the turtle’s left nostril, flush with the skin.As the turtle’s would-be savior struggles to dislodge the object, the turtle snorts, it bleeds, it blinks its big, sad eyes. Related posts:WATCH: Sea turtles come ashore to nest by the thousands at Costa Rica’s Ostional beach El Niño: Kiss of death for Costa Rica’s sea turtle eggs? Police find 9,400 sea turtle eggs in car trunk outside Nicoya Toasting with turtle eggs: It’s legal in Ostional At first the researchers think it’s a parasitic worm, but then they snip off the small piece that they’ve managed to pull out of the turtle’s nose and cut it open with the scissors on a Swiss army knife.Four minutes into the video, a man off camera says in Spanish, “Es plástico.”“¿Plástico?” the woman filming asks. “Is it a straw? Don’t tell me it’s a freaking straw.”The woman filming is Christine Figgener, a second year marine biology PhD student at Texas A&M University. Her colleague with the pliers is Nathan J. Robinson, a post-doctoral fellow at Indiana-Purdue University.They soon determine that it is, indeed, a straw.Finally, after nearly eight painful minutes of pulling on the end of the straw, it comes loose. It’s a full-length drinking straw — 10 to 12 centimeters long, Figgener wrote in the description of her YouTube video.She said the turtle likely ingested the straw and then puked it up out of the wrong passageway.“The nasal cavity of sea turtles is connected directly to the palate (roof of the mouth) by a long nasopharyngeal duct,” Figgener wrote.The turtle was OK, as far as the researchers know. Figgener wrote that the bleeding stopped almost immediately after removing the straw. She said they treated the nasal passage with iodine and later released the patient back into the ocean.Freakin’ plasticThe number of F-bombs Figgener drops throughout the video — most of them after she finds out the turtle is a victim of our ubiquitous plastic trash problem — is indicative of her feelings on the subject.The YouTube video of the straw removal had been viewed more than 3.3 million times by Tuesday morning, August 18. After viewers asked how they could help, Figgener started a GoFundMe campaign to support her sea turtle research.Figgener plans to spend at least some of the cash on developing a sea turtle first aid kit, according to a Tuesday update on the fundraising site.“The first aid kit would be for cases like ours where a sea turtle is found with injuries or foreign objects attached to them, such as fishing hooks or fishing line or -as in in our case – a straw, and medical attention is unavailable or too far away,” Figgener wrote on the site.In the first four days of the fundraising campaign, at the time of this publication, 160 people had donated a total of $3,267. The goal is $200,000.Click here to donate to Figgener’s campaign.  Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Vekselberg sells stake in BoC to unspecified buyer

first_imgBy Stelios OrphanidesBank of Cyprus’s major stakeholder Viktor Vekselberg has sold his 9.3 per cent stake in the island’s largest lender, a source familiar with the matter said.Details of the transaction such as the name of the buyer and price were unknown at the time of writing, as no announcement had yet been issued by the Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) or the London Stock Exchange (LSE).Vekselberg, who participated in Bank of Cyprus’s capital increase in August 2014 and had expressed interest in further expanding his stake, was targeted last month with US sanctions.After it emerged that the Cypriot government decided last year to offer him an honorary Cypriot citizenship, a spokesperson for Vekselberg, seen as an ally of Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, said that he only had the Russian citizenship.The share of the bank, which posted on Tuesday an after-tax profit of 43m for the first quarter compared to a net profit of €1m a year before, was trading at around €1.80 at the LSE, about one third of the price Vekselberg paid to participate in the bank’s capital increase in 2014.More laterYou May Likedrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratordrhealthUndoLaser Hair Removal | Search AdsLaser Hair Removal Could be Affordable in Rowland Heights. Search for Options HereLaser Hair Removal | Search AdsUndoPostFunFor Just 100 This Man Turned An Old Wooden Shack Into Something ExtraordinaryPostFunUndo Licences for ENI and Total to explore block sevenUndoLED-lighting the way by 2020UndoLimassol police investigating attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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We are constantly working to upgrade military relations between Cyprus and France

first_imgDefence Minister, Savvas Angelides, said on Sunday that France is an ally of Cyprus and steps are being taken, on a constant basis, with a view to upgrade the two countries` military relations.Invited to comment on information published in daily “Politis” and weekly “Kathimerini” newspapers, saying that defence cooperation between Cyprus and France is being upgraded, a dockyard in the naval base at Mari is under construction, Andreas Papandreou air force base in Pahos is modernized, while Nicosia and Paris will soon sign an important defence agreement, the Minister said that “France is our ally and in this framework we are constantly acting with a view to upgrade our relations, either this concerns (the naval base in) Mari, the air force base or anything else.”“This has to do clearly with the upgrading of our military relations with France,” he added.Replying to a remark by a journalist that Cyprus is becoming a regional power in the Eastern Mediterranean, Angelides said that “if we work in a serious way I believe that we can achieve, through this kind of cooperation, what we’ve been continuously saying, that Cyprus has a role to play as regards security in our region.”He noted that this concerns both the bilateral cooperation which Cyprus has with European countries, and the trilateral cooperation schemes in which the country participates, noting that tangible work is being done towards this direction.Commenting on a remark by a journalist that powerful countries have shown trust in Cyprus, the Defence Minister said that this is a result of Cyprus’ reliability on these issues.You May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img
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It also asked the Directorate of Higher Education,politically motivated?the UPA government should allay their fears by introducing adequate safeguards Vijay Mohan Chennai Italian connection Because the ministry of external affairs and the Kochi police stuck to their gunsthe two Italian marines who were accused of killing two Indian fishermen have been taken in custody This is exactly what the Italians would have done to an Indian ship There must have been immense international pressure to let the Italians go scot-free Howeverit is important that the law of the land is followed R Gupta Pune Excuse me RECENTLY in UPCabinet ministers Salman Khurshid and Beni Prasad Verma made speeches promising sub-quota for minoritiesin violation of the election code of conduct Seeking pardon from the ECVerma contended that his speech was a slip of tongue and could not remember what was exactly spoken because of the many speeches he gave at various places What an excuse Vijay D Patil Pune Oil spill THIS refers to Iran stops oil exports to BritainFrance (IEFebruary 20) This was expected a retributive response to the stand taken by the EU This tit-for-tat policy could jeopardise the attempt by European countries to rein in recession A sharp rise in oil prices cannot be ruled out Any proposed attack on Iran could have a catastrophic effect in the region Israel must control its aggressionas advised by Britain Deepak Chikramane Mumbai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 27 2017 8:18 pm A day after his own birthday Karan Johar took to Instagram to wish Shah Rukh Khan’s son AbRam Related News On the occasion of Shah Rukh Khan’s third child AbRam’s birthday not just celebrity friends of the actor but his fans also took to wishing the little one on this special day AbRam happens to be the apple of Shah Rukh Khan’s eye and it is transparent from the number of posts and adorable pictures of his son All of these clicks have resulted in many people falling in love with the youngest one in SRK’s family He actually is cuter than his dad after all So when Shah Rukh Khan saw the huge number of wishes pouring in for his son he was overwhelmed and took to Twitter to share his feelings The actor tweeted “I felt that only parents know how to love their child…the overwhelming msgs for AbRam make me realise u all lov him so much too Grateful” I felt that only parents know how to love their child…the overwhelming msgs for AbRam make me realise u all lov him so much too Grateful — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 27 2017 Bollywood director Karan Johar who celebrated his 45th birthday on May 25 also took to Twitter to send his greetings to AbRam and called him his Gemini buddy The cutiepie who turned fourtoday has been showered with lots of love and Karan has been one of the first Bollywood celebrities to wish him on social media “The most adorable child… happy birthday my fellow Gemini… Abram” wrote Karan Johar on Instagram Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan are known to be good friends and the director has often shared his loveon various platforms His biography The Unsuitable Boy contains an entire section about how the Raees actor once stepped up to save him from people who were associated with the underworld Last year Karan Johar had celebrated his birthday in London Back then he had decided to throw a party thereas the shooting forAe Dil Hai Mushkil was going on Both Aryan and AbRamhad attended the party then however this time around Shah Rukh Khan had come only with his elder son See photos| Happy Birthday AbRam Khan: From being a ladies man to sweeping all limelight from daddy Shah Rukh Khan AbRam is already a superstar Karan Johar also became a father to twins Yash and Roohi recently The actor has not shared pictures of his kids yet but one can already imagine the next generation of Bollywood kids’ club AbRam Aaradhya (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-Abhishek Bachchan) Azad (Aamir Khan-Kiran Rao) Taimur (Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor Khan) Misha (Shahid Kapoor-Mira Rajput) Yashand Roohi are just some of the names in this big club For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Published: October 11 2017 3:27 pm FIFA Under 17 World Cup Turkey U-17 team practice at Ramsheth Thakur International Sports Complex in Ulwe Navi Mumbai (Express photo by Narendra Vaskar) Top News Assured of a pre-quarterfinal spot Paraguay’s unbeaten team would aim to end its group B engagements on a perfect note when it takes on a struggling Turkey in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Navi Mumbai on Thursday After defeating Mali 3-2 and New Zealand 4-2 the South American team one of the favourites to lift the title will be looking to dominate Turkey Paraguay have displayed an attacking game in both the games with their strikers and in-form players Anibal Voga and Leonardo Sanchez netting the ball at all the right times But their coach Gustavo Morinigo would expect that his boys are not over-enthusiastic and defend well Paraguay’s defence was breached twice by African under-17 champions Mali in the opening game and their coach has stated that this was an area which needed to be worked on “I am very concerned with the defence and I realise that we are risking too much and are open My strikersI know can score goals For the next game we need to work more on our defence and tactics” Morinigo told reporters after the game against Kiwis But overall the South American team has been unstoppable and with their berth confirmed in the next round they would be eager to finish the league engagements on a high Turkey on the other hand will be looking to register their first win and keep their slim chances alive in the tournament After being beaten 3-0 by Mali Turkey need to regroup themselves but will have a stiff task in hand Their coach has admitted that the players from opposition teams are physically well-built and in this game this factor will again play a crucial role Teams (from): Paraguay: Diego Huesca Jesus Rolon Roberto Fernandez Pedro Alvarez Alexis Duarte Braian Ojeda Antonio Galeano Stevens Gomez Fernando Romero Julio Baez Leonardo Sanchez Angel Roa Marcelo Rolon Victor Villasanti Luis Zarate Anibal Vega Fernando Cardozo Blas Armoa Jonathan Martinez Giovanni Bogado Alan Rodriguez Turkey: Berke Ozer Emirhan Civelek Melih Gokcimen Sahan Akyuz Ozan Kabak Sefa Akgun Ahmed Kutucu Kerem Kesgin Malik Karaahmet Atalay Babachan Recep Gul Eren Bilen Ismail Cokcalis Umut Gunes Yunus Akgun Sezer Taskolu Egehan Gok Abdussamed Karnucu Berk Cetin Embiya Ayyildiz Ozan Oruc Match starts at 5 PM For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Nandita Murukutla | Updated: April 2 2015 12:23 am Sunita Tomar passed away today in Mumbai Related News Sunita Tomar is no more” I awoke to this numbing text message a cruel slap in the face and the final straw in days that have felt surreal It’s 2015 Yet here we are responding to questions on whether or not tobacco indeed causes cancer let alone other diseases Sunita Tomar’s death felt like a sharp rebuke Most people would recognise her from a graphic hard-hitting tobacco control public service announcement (PSA) that ran on national television and radio stations in 2014 Many would recognise her as the face of a campaign to encourage the government of India to carry through its decision to have graphic warnings covering 85 per cent of the pack for all tobacco products smoking and smokeless from April 1 2015 Sunita Tomar was in many ways an everywoman From a small town called Bhind in Madhya Pradesh she was married at 14 to a truck driver She had two young sons and lived with her parents-in-law in their ancestral home They made a relatively modest living and aspired for more for their children And like many women Sunita began to chew tobacco She chewed tobacco for pleasure but she also consumed it in the form of an oral dentifrice ignorant of the lethal effects of a supposed dental hygiene product Not surprisingly a few years later she developed oral cancer Hers is not an uncommon story But Sunita was extraordinary Dealt this devastating blow the family at great personal cost travelled to the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai so that Sunita could undergo potentially life-saving surgery That’s when the true courage of her character began to reveal itself And that’s when we came to know her I work with an organisation that is part of an international initiative known as the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use which works hard with governments in low- and middle-income countries to support the implementation of policies and programmes that protect citizens from the harms of tobacco The organisation I represent the World Lung Foundation has developed tried-and-tested mass media campaigns aimed at reducing the prevalence of tobacco I know I speak for my colleagues when I say that we learn our most important lessons from people like Sunita I first met her during a press conference with former Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Sunita had been fortunate in her choice of physician Pankaj Chaturvedi of the Tata Memorial Hospital was not only an experienced surgeon but also a force for tobacco control in India After the initial shock upon learning of her illness had passed Sunita and her husband decided to join Chaturvedi in his efforts to spread the message about the ill effects of tobacco My colleagues travelled to Mumbai to create a 30-second PSA that would tell her story Through the filming of the PSA I heard about Sunita’s strength and humility and the compassion of her husband She was ashamed of the scars on her face She tried to conceal the post-operative drooling from her mouth She was frequently tired My colleagues often asked if they should suspend filming Both Sunita and her husband were determined He’d say “She’s a fighter Give her a few minutes She’ll be ready” Impressed with her story and courage the Union ministry of health ran one of its strongest national mass media campaigns yet featuring the Sunita PSA Sunita with her husband and children travelled to Delhi — her first time in the capital — to be present at the launch of the campaign She was felicitated by Harsh Vardhan so were her husband and children She spoke with dignity and clarity to the media never flinching in the face of all that scrutiny She pleaded for a tobacco-free world that would save her children and others from the suffering she experienced As if in response to her plea on that very day Harsh Vardhan notified a ban on all forms of chewing tobacco Two months later even while Indian government officials were in negotiations on the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control in Moscow Harsh Vardhan announced India’s intention to implement the new graphic health warnings on all tobacco packs I was in Moscow at the time and recall the jubilance of tobacco control advocates from India and the region India is on the cusp of something great continuing with its own legacy It was among the first few to enact a comprehensive national tobacco control law (the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Acts of 2003 and 2009) It became one of the first signatories of the World Health Organisation’s Framework Convention for Tobacco Control in 2004 and subsequently launched its National Tobacco Control Programme in 2008 India’s movie rules which require health warnings every time tobacco is portrayed on a scene are novel and other countries like Russia are considering following suit The current reversal on the notified 85 per cent graphic warnings is a deep betrayal Sunita’s death was avoidable The solutions to tobacco are evident and within reach Graphic health warnings on all tobacco packs increased taxes on tobacco products hard-hitting mass media campaigns enforcing smoking bans and bans on the promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products are proven ways of reducing the prevalence of tobacco Sunita is no more But there are millions of young people like her falling prey to a seemingly innocuous but deadly habit Her bravery stands in sharp contrast to the duplicity of the tobacco industry which spreads misinformation about the health hazards of tobacco and the economic benefits of its products We need large graphic warnings so people are aware of the real harm caused by tobacco in all its forms We need large graphic warnings to dissuade our children from starting this deadly habit We need large graphic warnings to help reduce the annual 14 trillion rupee cost of tobacco to our economy We need large graphic warnings to carry through the promise made to Sunita that her pain and her experience — and her family’s loss — would not be in vain Our government needs to go ahead and implement large graphic warnings without delay Doing anything less would be making a mockery of Sunita Tomar and her legacy The writer is country director India and global director for research World Lung Foundation US editpage@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ankit Jain | New Delhi | Published: July 13 2012 1:54 am Top News His parents were based in Delhibut 17-year-old Vished studied in a Ghaziabad school School for Vished was ordinarytill he passed his Class XII Board exams this year When Vished sought admission in engineering courses in Delhi collegeshe was not considered a domicile candidate since he had studied in a school in Ghaziabadwhich is in Uttar Pradesh Though his parents were based in Delhi and held Scheduled Caste certificates of the National Capital Territorythe college authorities denied him admission Visheds parents are with the Income Tax department in Delhi The colleges cited a 2007 legislationwhich the Delhi government enacted to define a domicile candidate The Delhi Professional Colleges or Institutions Act says a person can be called a Delhi candidate if he or she has appeared or passed the qualifying examination from a recognised institution situated in the city The law apparently fails to address a situation where a wards parents are based in Delhibut he or she studies in a school in NCR Left with no optionVisheds parents moved the Delhi High Courtquestioning the provision that bars students studying in the NCR from getting the benefits of reservation The petition sought to get the impugned provision quashed since it illogically paved a prohibition The provision of law is certainly irrational It is a strange casewhere a SC candidate is not getting the benefit of quota in his home state because of the Actwhich says that he should pass the qualifying exam from Delhi Outside the state also he cannot get the benefit of reservation? 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C. restaurant “It is a very serious problem” said Filippo Menczer the director of the university’s Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research which launched Hoaxy Misinformation and propaganda are not new but Menczer said social media has added a new component because the information is pre-selected to be in line with people’s own opinions “Social media makes it more likely that I am more exposed to false information that I am likely to believe” he added Also Read: Facebook inks agreement with 17 universities to streamline research Hoaxy does not determine whether a story is real but it shows how it is spread online and shows related fact-checking The free website hoaxyiuniiuedu can be used by reporters researchers and the public If a user suspects a story is false they can search it in the website to see how it was spread and to what degree it went viral “There is no editorial judgment” Menczer said in an interview “We don’t look at the claims or vet them or say they are true or false” Read more:Facebook’s new marketing programme competes with Google Doodle It examines websites compiled by news organizations and fact-checking sites that are known to post satire hoaxes or conspiracy theories It also tracks links to the stories on Twitter and Facebook so users can see how often the stories have been shared “You can observe who are the hubs who are the main spreaders and most influential who have spread these claims and fact-checks” said Menczer News and tech companies including Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc are also trying to tackle fake news and have formed a coalition to improve the quality of information on social media Also Read: Facebook Messenger now has group video calling on iOS Android and Web Menczer said he started looking into the phenomenon of false news in a research experiment several years ago He created a website with celebrity stories clearly marked as fake and promoted them on social bookmarking websites that were popular at the time A month after launching the site he received a check for ad revenue from the site “That early experiment demonstrated the power of the internet to monetize false information” he said For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLucknow:Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh accusing them of lying to the people File image of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav Reuters Addressing a gathering of supporters and party workers from the youth wing at the party office in Lucknow the Samajwadi Party (SP) chief said that all development work in Uttar Pradesh had come to a grinding halt under the watch of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and added that even under Prime Minister Narendra Modi the economy was in doldrums "The state government has ensured that the administrative system in the state has collapsed and graft is on the upswing" he added Accusing the BJP of turning its back on the youth Yadav said the Union government was snatching jobs while it promised to create two crore jobs in a year He also accused the BJP of trying to divert the attention of the people from real issues by stoking communal and casteist fires "BJP talks of farmers and then it opens fire on farmers in Madhya Pradesh Farmers are committing suicide and the prime minister is talking of doubling their income in the next five years" the 44-year-old leader said Beijing: China on Tuesdaysaid that it cannot share with India the hydrological data of the Brahmaputra river for the time being as the data collection station in Tibet is being upgraded China however said it is ready to "keep communication" with India to reopen the Nathu La pass in Sikkim for the Indian pilgrims visiting Kailash and Manasarovar in Tibet which it had suspended in mid June over the Doka La standoff "For long time we have conducted cooperation on the river data with the Indian side But to upgrade and renovate the relevant station in the Chinese side we do not have the conditions now to collect the relevant statistics of the river" Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told media in Beijing Asked when will China provide the data which was reportedly suspended due to the Doka La standoff he said "We will later consider that" Asked whether India has been informed about not sharing of the hydrological data he said according to his information the Indian side is aware of it On 18 August Indian external affairs ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar had said there is an existing expert-level mechanism established in 2006 and there are two MoUs under which China is expected to share hydrological data on rivers Sutlej and Brahmaputra with India during the flood season of 15 May to 15 June "For this year we have not received hydrological data from the Chinese side" Kumar had said Representational image Reuters The data share by upper riparian state China to lower riparian states India and Bangladesh is essential every monsoon to allow anticipation of the flow of the water and take necessary measures to deal with flooding in India’s northeastern states On the reopening of the Nathu La Pass for the Indian pilgrims visiting Kailash and Manasarovar in Tibet which was suspended over the Doka La standoff Geng said China is ready to "keep communication" with the India "For a long China has made efforts against all odds to provide necessary convenience to the Indian pilgrims According to the agreement reached between the two leaders and based on the fact that the western section of the India-China boundary has been recognised by the two sides China opened the pass to the Indian pilgrims" he said replying to a question when China will open the route to the Indian pilgrims as the Doka La standoff has been resolved The foreign ministry spokesman said the opening of the Nathu La pass was suspended as the Indian troops "illegally crossed the border leading to the tensions at the border" "The Indian troops illegally crossed the border leading to the tensions at the border So the opening of the pass was suspended" he said "So China stands ready to keep communication with the Indian side in regard to the opening of the pass and other issues relating to the pilgrims" he said The Sikkim route to Mansarovar was opened in 2015 enabling pilgrims to travel the 1500-kilometre long route from Nathu La to Kailash by buses The Yatra was being organised by external affairs ministry since 1981 through Lipu Pass in Himalayas connecting the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand in India with the old trading town of Taklakot in Tibet Three days remain until the end of the Winter Session of Parliament and expectedly both Houses have yet to transact any business However according to reports? After this …things changed because people’s perception has changed, Written by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: July 1, popular,stating that they were inadequately represented in the film, We are here to cheer up our teams only. Old Manali street looks like a multicultural area with people of all skin colour saying ‘hello’ to you. Prices for cauliflower and cabbage also showed a difference of over 300%. Australia lost the series 2-1 and Smith apologised for letting his "emotions falter" several times during the four-match rubber. read more

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The increase in traffic flow is causing bottlenecks and traffic jams, he said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMadrid: Barcelona face an uncomfortable trip to bogey side Real Sociedad as they seek to avoid losing further ground on Real Madrid just a week before the two clash in the Clasico Barca have lost on their travels to San Sebastian in each of the past three seasons and already trail Real by four points having been held 0-0 at home by nine-man Malaga last weekend The champions will at least benefit from having the on-fire Lionel Messi available FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi talks with his coach Luis Enrique AP Messi was badly missed due to illness against Malaga but took his tally to 18 goals in 15 games this season with a double in a 2-0 win at Celtic that guaranteed Barca’s place in the last 16 of the Champions League as winners of their group on Wednesday All four of Barca’s slip-ups in La Liga this season have come when Messi hasn’t completed the 90 minutes "It is a difficult game because of the team they have They are playing very well they are up in the European places and it is years since we won there" Messi said on Thursday "It will be a very tough game We can’t afford to play badly because we need to win" A run of four straight wins including over Atletico Madrid in their last home outing has seen Real Sociedad rise to joint fourth in the table "To play against Barcelona is always an extra motivation because there are one of the best in the world and we know what it means to play against them" said the Basque side’s Mexican forward Carlos Vela Barca will again be without the injured Andres Iniesta and Samuel Umtiti while Neymar has to be careful as a yellow card would see the Brazilian miss the Clasico through suspension Life without Bale Barca could find themselves seven points back by the time they kick off on Sunday as Madrid host the struggling Sporting Gijon on Saturday Zinedine Zidane’s men extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 30 games with victory at Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday However progression to the last 16 of the Champions League for a record 20th straight season came at a huge cost as Gareth Bale will have to undergo surgery on an ankle injury that is set to keep the Welshman out for at least two months Real should still have way too much firepower for a Sporting side that haven’t won in nine La Liga games and are in the bottom three Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is also a booking away from missing the Clasico and may not be risked after making his return from a six-week injury lay-off in Portugal in midweek Toni Kroos and Alvaro Morata are also sidelined by injury but Brazilian midfielder Casemiro could make his return after two months out with a broken leg Behind Spanish football’s two behemoths five clubs are separated by just four points in the battle for the other two Champions League places Sevilla can move provisionally above Barca into second with victory on Saturday over a Valencia side still flirting with relegation Valencia coach Cesare Prandelli has lamented a psychological block affecting his players after a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to rock bottom Granada left Los Che still just two points above the drop zone last weekend Meanwhile Atletico Madrid will look to bounce back from a run of three league defeats in four games at another side in the relegation zone when they travel to Osasuna Fixtures (all times GMT) Friday Eibar v Real Betis (1945) Saturday Malaga v Deportivo la Coruna (1200) Real Madrid v Sporting Gijon (1515) Espanyol v Leganes (1730) Sevilla v Valencia (1945) Sunday Villarreal v Alaves (1100) Osasuna v Atletico Madrid (1515) Celta Vigo v Granada (1730) Real Sociedad v Barcelona (1945) Monday Las Palmas v Athletic Bilbao (1945) Acouple of brilliant knocks were all it took to take a little bit of sheen off what turned out to be another successful day at the office this season for the Indiancricket team The opening day of the firstTest against Australia? A total of nine no-balls were bowled in the innings,which signals the need for discipline keeping the remainder of the series in mind Umesh Yadav was the undisputed star of the day after recording bowling figures of 4/32 including the crucial wicket of Warnerthat broke theopening stand For all the talk of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja dominating right from the outset of the match on a pitch as dry as this it was Umesh’stesting lines as well as movement of the ball that helped the hosts restrict the visitors Starc’sinnings? India’s first photography club dedicated to heritage sites, Heritage Hunter. read more

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