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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Although it may not have technically been the coldest night Fort St John has faced this year, it was chilly enough for the 2nd Annual Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser this past Saturday.The annual event attracted eighty-two walkers to take part in the two- and five-kilometre walks at North Lights College and along the Fish Creek Community Forest trails. All donations raised from the Coldest Night of the Year Walk will go directly to benefit Community Bridge. Community Bridge offers a variety of services to the needy in the local community including violence and homelessness prevention, counselling, women’s outreach and youth justice. Event organizer Faye Anstey said the event was an excellent opportunity to reflect on how we would feel if we were stuck outside like the homeless in our community.Participants enjoying some hot chilli after their chilly walks. Photo by Jessica TelizynThe goal was to raise $25,000, and as of Saturday, the online fundraiser had brought it over $19k. As the walk started, an immense amount of cash donations came in, which will not be counted and added to the total until the end of this week. Jamie Herrington raised $1,165 for the event, making her one of the biggest individual fundraisers to take part. She said her success in raising the money was due to being involved in the local community. “Being involved in different areas of the local community, like my fighting community gave me the ability to reach out to local gyms, and local businesses and meet them on a friend level to ask for their support.” In the coming years, Anstey said she hopes to add a 10-kilometre walk to the event. Donations are still being accepted at https://cnoy.org/location/fortstjohn.
21 March 2010The United Nations human rights office in Nepal today welcomed a key judgment handed down in a case involving discrimination on the basis of caste, hailing it as an important step forward in the fight against discrimination in the Asian nation. Earlier this month, the District Court in Baitadi, in western Nepal, found a man guilty of physically assaulting the father of the groom during a wedding ceremony in July 2009 for practicing rituals “reserved for high-caste communities.” The accused was sentenced to one year in prison and fined 5,000 rupees. In a similar case in January, the same court issued a verdict, sentencing the main perpetrator behind attacks against 12 Dalits – or so-called “untouchables” – for not following discriminatory rituals at a temple to two years in prison and a fine of 25,000 rupees. In a joint statement issued by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal), the National Dalit Commission (NDC) and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the three organizations said that the verdicts are in accordance with international law. They are also in line with article 14 of Nepal’s Interim Constitution, which says that racial discrimination are punishable and that victims are entitled to compensation, the statement said. Referring to both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Baitadi court stressed that “discrimination based on the principle of caste supremacy is? morally unacceptable, socially unjust and dangerous.” But the three organizations expressed their deep concern that the man found guilty of assaulting the groom’s father last July has since been nominated for a public position in the Ministry of Physical Planning and Works in Kanchanpur in western Nepal. “The NDC, NHRC and OHCHR urge the authorities to abide by the verdict regarding the above appointment, to enforce both sentences without delay and to undertake specific measures to promote social awareness on the issue of caste-base discrimination,” according to today’s statement.
Oti-Keran/Oti-Mandouri in Togo, which encompasses various ecosystems, including shrubland, savannas, forest galleries and grasslands. The United Nations today added 18 new sites to its global list of biosphere reserves, bringing the total to 581 in 114 different countries, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported. The International Coordinating Council of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), meeting in the German city of Dresden, added sites in Lithuania, Maldives, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Togo for the first time to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR). Biosphere reserves are places recognized by MAB where local communities are actively involved in governance and management, research, education, training and monitoring at the service of both socio-economic development and biodiversity conservation. They are thus sites for experimenting with and learning about sustainable development, UNESCO said. UNESCO said the new sites are:Bras d’Or Lake, in Nova Scotia, Canada, which encompasses a saltwater estuary watershed “inland sea” with three passages to the Atlantic Ocean. Baa Atoll, Maldives, which harbours globally significant biodiversity in its numerous reefs. Santana Madeira, Portugal, which is the first biosphere reserve in the Madeira Archipelago. Despite an active tourist industry, agriculture dominates the economy of local communities. Mujib, Jordan, which is part of the Dead Sea basin and Jordan Rift Valley landscape. Mao’er Mountain in China, which features a mountain landscape of exceptional scenery, with peaks reaching more than 2,000 metres above sea level. Songor, Ghana, which is characterized by a unique combination of brackish/estuarine, freshwater and marine ecosystems with mangroves, islands and small patches of community-protected forests. Blekinge Archipelago in Sweden, which includes most of the coastal areas and archipelagos of Blekinge, containing a variety of islands and islets. Volga-Akhtuba floodplain in the Russian Federation, which represents a mosaic structure of different landscapes, with high-yielding floodplain meadows, spawning grounds, oak groves and internationally important wetlands. Berlangas archipelago, Portugal, which includes the Berlangas, a group of small islands and rocks, and the city of Peniche on the mainland. St. Mary’s, Saint Kitts and Nevis, which comprises cloud forests, mangroves and coral reefs. Zuvintas, Lithuania, which includes lakes, wetlands, mires, peat bogs, and pine tree stands. Nedre Dalälven River Landscape in Sweden, which covers 308,000 hectares with a mixture of wetlands, rivers, lakes, flood plains and productive forests. Ramot Menashe in Israel, which encompasses a mosaic of ecological systems that represent the Mediterranean Basin’s version of the global “evergreen sclerophyllous forests, woodlands and scrub” ecosystem types. Bura’a, Yemen, which is a rugged mountainous area intersected by several deep valleys rich in rare, vulnerable and endemic plant species. Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán-Laguna del Laja in Chile, which is located in the northern part of the Patagonia region and is a global biodiversity hotspot. 30 June 2011The United Nations today added 18 new sites to its global list of biosphere reserves, bringing the total to 581 in 114 different countries, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported. Roztochya, Ukraine, which covers a total area of 74,800 hectares with agriculture, stock-breeding and fish farming as its main economic activities. Trifinio Fraternidad Biosphere Reserve, which stretches over parts of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. It is home to many endemic species that inhabit the tropical humid forest. Meanwhile, Cat Tien is the new name of the former Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve in Viet Nam, which was designated in 2001. Two new core zones have been added to the site, bringing its total area to 966,563 hectares, UNESCO said. Australia also withdrew Macquarie Island from the WNBR because it is uninhabited by humans and human presence is a criterion for inclusion in the network.
The Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) will remain a constituent of both the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Tamil People’s Council (TPC).A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the EPRLF’s central committee which was presided by Suresh Premachandran, the party’s leader, in Vavuniya of the Northern Province, The Hindu newspaper reported. Premachandran, who was the spokesperson of the TNA’s parliamentary party till August, is one of the key figures of the TPC, which is headed by Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran along with two others. After the EPRLF leader’s defeat in the August parliamentary elections, there were reports that the TNA might make him MP through the national list but his name did not figure in the list. The latest development comes at a time when the TNA leadership is said to be following activities of the TPC. Even though TNA’s chief R. Sampanthan has not openly disapproved the TPC’s formation, he is of the view that when efforts are on to find a solution to the Tamil question, no Tamil party or group should do anything that will eventually provoke elements, claiming to represent the interests of Sinhalese-Buddhist nationalists, to derail the entire process.A press release issued by the EPRLF said that even though the party, in July 2014, mooted the idea of forming a Tamil National Council and had handed over its resolution to Sampanthan and leaders of other constituents of the TNA, no action was taken by the Alliance’s chief. Justifying its decision to join the TPC, the EPRLF said this was done with a view to mobilising people beyond politics. It did not mean that the EPRLF had quit the TNA, the statement added.
The puppy room returns to Brock March 19, April 2 and April 16 at the Kenmore Centre. Four-legged stress relief is returning to Brock.A puppy room, featuring therapy dogs from St. John Ambulance, will be set up at the Kenmore Centre on Tuesday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.The canine companions, touted for their calming effects, will also help students relieve stress during exams on Tuesday, April 2 and 16 at the centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.This is the second time Brock has hosted a puppy room to help students cope with stress as they write finals. St. John Ambulance therapy dogs helped students blow off some steam during the fall term final examination period.The puppy room is a joint initiative of Student Health Services and the Brock University Students’ Union.
A 33-year-old man has been charged with street racing after a driver was caught going more than 50 kilometres an hour over the speed limit in Guelph.Ontario Provincial Police say an officer saw a man driving a red sedan going well above the posted 80 km speed limit on The Hanlon Expressway. Police say the vehicle was clocked on radar in excess of 130 km/h. The man was charged and his driver’s license was suspended. His car has also been seized for seven days.He is scheduled to appear in a Guelph courtroom on May 16.
According to the IPCC report on the ocean and cryosphere – the frozen parts of the planet – global warming has already reached one degree Celsius above the pre-industrial level. This temperature rise, which the 195-strong Member State body attributes to greenhouse gas emissions, has resulted in “profound consequences” for people and the planet.“The world’s ocean and cryosphere have been ‘taking the heat’ from climate change for decades, and consequences for nature and humanity are sweeping and severe,” said Ko Barrett, Vice-Chair of the IPCC.In total, 670 million people who live in the world’s high mountain regions and around the same number in low-lying coastal zones “depend directly” on the planet’s oceans and frozen resources, the IPCC notes. In addition, four million people live permanently in the Arctic region, and small island developing states are home to 65 million people.In a bid to protect them, their surroundings and livelihoods, the IPCC is calling for the introduction of measures to limit global warming “to the lowest possible level”, in line with the internationally agreed 2015 Paris Agreement.“If we reduce emissions sharply, (the) consequences for people and their livelihoods will still be challenging, but potentially more manageable for those who are most vulnerable”, said Hoesung Lee, Chair of the IPCC. “The open sea, the Arctic, the Antarctic and the high mountains may seem far away to many people. But we depend on them and are influenced by them directly and indirectly in many ways – for weather and climate, for food and water, for energy, trade, transport, recreation and tourism, for health and wellbeing, for culture and identity.” According to the IPCC report, average sea level rise is now 3.6 millimetres a year. This is more than twice as fast as during the last century and levels could rise more than a metre by 2100 “if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase strongly”. The result is likely to be more extreme sea level events that occur during high tides and intense storms. “Indications are that with any degree of additional warming, events that occurred once per century in the past, will occur every year by mid-century in many regions, increasing risks for many low-lying coastal cities and small islands”, the report states.Without major investments in adaptation, these low-lying zones would be exposed to escalating flood risks, and some island nations “are likely to become uninhabitable”.Glaciers could shrink 80 per cent, by 2100Highlighting the importance of coordinated, ambitious and urgent action to mitigate the impact of global warming, the IPCC report also warns that glaciers, snow, ice and permafrost are declining “and will continue to do so”.In Europe, eastern Africa, the tropical Andes and Indonesia, smaller glaciers are projected to lose more than 80 per cent of their current ice mass by 2100, under worst emission scenarios.This is likely to increase hazards for people, for example through landslides, avalanches, rockfalls and floods, in addition to farmers and hydroelectric power producers downstream.“Changes in water availability will not just affect people in these high mountain regions, but also communities much further downstream”, said Panmao Zhai, Co-Chair of IPCC’s Working Group I. Sea ice getting thinner every monthOn sea ice, the IPCC report underscores that the extent of Arctic ice has declined every month, “and it is getting thinner”. If global warming can be kept to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the Arctic ocean would only be ice-free in September once in every 100 years, the study suggests. At two degrees Celsius, however, this would occur up to one year in three.“Some people living in the Arctic, especially indigenous peoples, have already adjusted their traveling and hunting activities to the seasonality and safety of land, ice and snow conditions, and some coastal communities have planned for relocation,” the report states.Permafrost ‘warming and thawing’ Turning to permafrost – ground that has been frozen for many years – the IPCC suggests that it is “warming and thawing and widespread permafrost thaw is projected to occur in the 21st Century”. Even if global warming is limited to well below two degrees Celsius below pre-industrial levels, around a quarter of the permafrost down to three to four metres depth, will thaw by 2100. If greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase strongly, there is a potential that around 70 per cent this near-surface permafrost could be lost. In writing the report, more than 100 authors from 36 countries assessed the latest scientific literature on the ocean and cryosphere, basing their findings on some 7,000 scientific publications. It will provide input for world leaders gathering in forthcoming climate and environment negotiations, such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Chile, in December. “The ocean is warmer, more acidic and less productive”, the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states. “Melting glaciers and ice sheets are causing sea level rise, and coastal extreme events are becoming more severe.”🌊#IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing ClimateOur Ocean and Cryosphere – They sustain us. They are under pressure. Their changes affect all our lives. The time for action is now.#SROCC PR ➡️ https://t.co/HrSmr14Cu5SPM ➡️ https://t.co/Zq29IY9KxX pic.twitter.com/hC3KHOmAv8— IPCC (@IPCC_CH) September 25, 2019
Resham Khan didn’t know what her face would look like in the future after she was attacked with acid by a stranger while out celebrating her 21st birthday.Her injuries left her scared to go outside and she feared her scars would show for life.However, the brave 21-year-old student has been documenting her recovery on social media and her blog and has posted a picture of her face after months of grueling and painful recovery.Dressed in her new clothes for Eid, there is no sign of the facial injuries which were there in the photograph of her face shortly after the attack. I JUST REALISED WE ARE NOW IN SEPTEMBER. UNI IS UPON US. LIFE. RESPONSIBILITIES. GRADES. LIFE. ADULTHOOD. Spending the day in bed tho still— Resh (@ReshKay_) September 1, 2017 However, it appears she is now going out with her friends again. She tweeted: “When you’re raring to go on a night out but the taxi man has smooth radio on. Kills my vibe everytime”. John Tomlin, 25, has been charged with the grievous bodily harm with intent of Resham Khan her cousin Jameel Muhktar, 37, who was severely injured after the attack.He is suspected of throwing acid into their car as they stopped at traffic lights in Beckton. Nazar na lagey – 02/09/17 pic.twitter.com/F2Inu07kwH— Resh (@ReshKay_) September 2, 2017 John Tomlin is awaiting trialCredit:Metropolitan Police In June, she said she was “devastated” about the attack that meant she would “probably never look the same”. And in July, she wrote on her blog that she was scared to walk to her local shop.Ms Khan wrote : “Today I was too petrified to walk to my local shop. Too scared to face the world. Too scared of the looks I might get. To scared to tackle the question “how are you”. Just too scared. That’s all I’ve been. Terrified and reluctant. My life on pause, frozen with fear.” The two victims tried to drive off, before their car crashed into a fence.Ms Khan described how her clothes burned away as she and her cousin ran, shouting for help, before they were driven to hospital.Mr Muhktar was put into an induced coma while Miss Khan was given a skin graft. Mr Muhktar is awake and recovering now, but is still seriously injured.A provisional date for Mr Tomlin’s trial has been set for November 27. He will next appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on September 19. 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.
It’s shaping up to be a big week for everyone’s favorite sling-shooting fowl. Earlier today we took note of the fact that Angry Birds is set to hit the PlayStation Network. Now it seems that the wildly popular mobile gaming phenomenon will also be making its way onto laptops everywhere, courtesy of Intel’s AppUp store. Rovio created an exclusive version of the game, which is available through the Intel store and AppUp storefronts from Best Buy, Best Buy Canada, Future Shop, Dixons, Asus, Croma, HSN, NewEgg, TigerDirect, and more. The app store runs on Windows XP and 7. The PC version of the game is quite a bit pricier than its mobile counterpart, running $9.99 — though AppUp is offering a limited time discount of $4.99. Probably best to get on that, ASAP, considering all of the paid work you’re likely to miss playing the thing.
Florida approves bill allowing teachers to carry guns The aim of the measure is to prevent school shootings but opponents say it’s a dangerous move. By AFP 129 Comments Thursday 2 May 2019, 8:10 AM Share69 Tweet Email3 FLORIDA’S HOUSE OF Representatives has approved a bill allowing teachers to carry firearms – a controversial step whose effectiveness in countering school shootings remains unproven.The aim of the measure, which was previously approved by the state’s Senate and will now need to be approved by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, is to prevent school shootings such as one that left 17 people dead at a high school in Parkland, Florida in February 2018.Supporters of the bill – which permits teachers to carry firearms on school campuses on a voluntary basis after they have completed 144 hours of training – say armed teachers could save lives in the event of a school shooting.But its opponents warn of the danger of accidents among teachers who would effectively be tasked with policing as well as education, and who, in the event of a school shooting, could be mistaken for a shooter by law enforcement.Arming teachers is a recipe for disaster—a reckless plan which will complicate active-shooter situations. It’s especially foolish that we might waste critical anti-terrorism funding to do it. The real solution is to keep guns out of the wrong hands. #EndGunViolence https://t.co/dfEpuqV5Tn— Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) April 29, 2019 19,746 Views Image: Erin Scott https://jrnl.ie/4616210 Students protesting gun violence in Washington D.C. in March Image: Erin Scott “Arming teachers is a recipe for disaster – a reckless plan which will complicate active-shooter situations,” Representative Val Demings, a Florida Democrat and former Orlando police chief, said of the measure.“The real solution is to keep guns out of the wrong hands,” Demings tweeted in response to the bill’s approval. © – AFP 2019 May 2nd 2019, 8:10 AM Students protesting gun violence in Washington D.C. in March Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
https://jrnl.ie/4783853 Man injured after being stabbed multiple times in front of customers in ‘packed’ Limerick pub The broad daylight stabbing occurred around 3.20pm on Sunday afternoon. By David Raleigh Short URL Image: Niall Carson/PA Images Image: Niall Carson/PA Images 8 Comments Share Tweet Email Tuesday 27 Aug 2019, 1:17 PM Aug 27th 2019, 1:17 PM GARDAÍ IN LIMERICK have appealed for witnesses after a man was stabbed “a number of times” in a pub in Limerick city last weekend.According to a reliable source the pub was “packed with customers” at the time, and gardaí are anxious to speak to any eye-witnesses.The broad daylight stabbing occurred around 3.20pm last Sunday afternoon, inside the premises, at Upper William Street.Afterwards, the victim, aged in his mid 20s, made his way out onto the street outside the premises.He was eventually discovered by members of the public in a collapsed state lying on the ground.It’s believed a man and woman, who at the time were walking along Upper William Street, assisted the man and also contacted emergency services.“Last Sunday, the 25 August at 3.20 in the afternoon, gardaí at Henry Street got a call to say that a man was lying on Upper William Street and that he was injured,” Sergeant Ber Leetch of Henry Street Garda Station said.“Gardaí went to the scene and the ambulance was already there and they removed the man to hospital. Gardaí were informed that the man had been stabbed a number of times.”Sergeant Leetch added: “William Street is a very busy place on a Sunday afternoon and Gardai are asking anybody who was around that area – that is the top of William Street – between 3.15pm and 3.45pm – to contact them if they saw this assault of know anything about it.”A separate garda spokeswoman stated that the victim “was taken to University Hospital Limerick with noon-life threatening injuries”.Witnesses are asked to contact Henry Street garda station on 061 212 400, or the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 27,670 Views
Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – Hazmat crews have capped a gas leak in Hollywood that caused traffic delays in the area for hours.Hollywood Fire Rescue and Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene near Griffin Road and State Road 7 just after 10 a.m., Monday.7Skyforce HD flew over the scene where employees of the gas company could be seen working to shut off the gas.The leak happened when a construction worker working with a nearby light pole broke a four-inch gas line.Crews have since shut off the gas line and have capped the leak.State Road 7 remained closed at Griffin Road as crews worked to put the light pole back in place and picked up their equipment.The roadway was reopened just after the beginning of rush hour traffic.
News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Feature | Mobile C-Arms | March 14, 2012 | Dave Fornell Advances in Mobile C-Arms This article appeared as the introduction to a chart on mobile C-arms in the March 2012 issue. The Newest Systems on the Market• Ziehm introduced a new version of the Ziehm Vision RFD mobile C-arm in June 2011. The hybrid edition system has a liquid cooling system that allows imaging over long periods of time. It is offered as an alternative to fixed angiography system installations in hybrid ORs. It features flat-panel technology and delivers distortion-free images with more than 16,000 shades of gray and a resolution of 1.5 K x 1.5 K pixels.The detector is not affected by magnetic fields, so it also produces distortion-free, detail-rich images when close to magnetic resonance (MR) scanners. The square display format creates a visible area with up to 60 percent more information per X-ray than conventional image intensifiers.It uses a compact, 20 kW monoblock generator with a rotating anode, which guarantees a variable pulse width between 4 and 50 milliseconds for very clear images. It can image up to 25 images per second, enabling high-quality X-rays of moving objects, such as a beating heart. It also has a contrast injector interface, which synchronizes injection of contrast media with the imaging process.The Ziehm Vision RFD also comes with SmartVascular, Ziehm Imaging’s software that simplifies imaging in vascular surgery. SmartVascular introduces a new workflow for fast results. It enables surgeons to create a DSA at any time without having to use the touchscreen. It automates all process steps from DSA to roadmapping, allowing vascular procedures to be planned with minimum amounts of contrast media and shorter fluoroscopy times. The new software is compatible with all Ziehm Vision C-arms.• During RSNA 2011, Philips Healthcare introduced the Veradius Neo mobile C-arm with a flat panel detector. It was designed in collaboration with surgeons from around the world and features a completely new C-arc geometry, specially designed to accommodate even obese patients with increased maneuverability. It also offers flexible dose management settings.To simplify communication between surgical team members and make it easy to quickly move to a requested position, the Veradius Neo now has a color-coded geometry. Once in the desired position, the system’s advanced flat panel detector technology provides high-quality images. Surgeons can use these undistorted images to help place screws and other devices with precision.The flat panel detector on the Veradius Neo provides high-contrast DSA runs and roadmap guidance. The device’s advanced X-ray generation technology allows distortion-free visualization of dynamic anatomy in challenging procedures like transaortic aneurysm repair. Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more Mobility and Space in the Hybrid ORThe space needed and costs involved to create a hybrid operating room (OR) for a specific specialty may not be feasible, especially at mid-sized hospitals. This was the case at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Conn., where the facility wanted to increase procedural volume, but needed to upgrade its operating rooms.Joe Coatti, M.D., FACS, senior vascular surgeon, said the hospital had to contend with small rooms and low ceilings while balancing the needs of several specialties that planned to use a hybrid room for vascular, endovascular, laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures. The hospital added a GE OEC 9900 mobile C-arm, which can be moved out of the way during laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures. News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Changes in the Mini C-arm MarketHologic showed its work-in-progress Fluoroscan InSight-FD Mini C-arm at RSNA 2011. The system design includes a number of new features, including a high-resolution flat detector that rivals standard X-ray images in a mini fluoroscopy system. The new system is also designed to have a greater range of motion in a more ergonomic friendly design for ease of positioning and greater surgical access, as well as new image processing for high image quality. The system also offers new image processing algorithms.In September 2011, Ziehm Imaging acquired mini C-arm maker OrthoScan Inc. The company produces mini C-arms for the orthopedic extremity imaging market. Ziehm said OrthoScan’s addition complements its full-sized C-arm offerings, allowing service to different surgical segments and allowing for close cooperation to jointly serve customers and open new business opportunities for both companies. 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While the best imaging quality is offered by fixed angiography imaging systems, mobile C-arm image quality is rapidly catching up.Small stents and other devices can be difficult to visualize, so for adequate visualization, a mobile C-arm must be able to produce high-contrast images of dynamic anatomy. This requirement has led to development of systems that offer flat panel detectors rather than image intensifiers. They offer high-contrast digital subtraction angiography (DSA) runs and roadmap guidance.X-ray dose remains a concern for the surgical environment, in particular for long, minimally invasive procedures. Newer systems offer dose management features that enable lower dose imaging, such as beam filters and technology enabling sharper pulses to support excellent dose efficiency.GE Healthcare announced an initiative in December 2011 to develop and promote the use of radiation dose lowering technologies. Among its initiatives is the Brilliant program, designed to help mobile C-arm users manage radiation dose while producing optimum images to enable great patient care. The educational program includes C-arm dose management classes, an iPad application and reference tools. Since its introduction about one year ago, more than 2,000 people have downloaded the OEC Radiation Safety iGuide app. Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | April 30, 2015 New Ultrasound Training Goals for Anesthesiology Critical Care Specialists Expert group makes recommendations for ultrasound skills in the critical care unit Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The May issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia outlines a new set of basic ultrasound learning skills developed specifically for use in anesthesiology-critical care medicine (ACCM) training programs.An expert panel of the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA) outlines a set of “standard, evidence-based clinical indications, learning goals, and competencies for the use of ultrasound in ACCM.” The lead author of the training recommendations is R. Eliot Fagley, M.D., of Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle.Ultrasound in the Critical Care Unit — What Skills Do ACCM Specialists Need?With advances in technology and equipment, ultrasound has found new uses for rapid assessment at the bedside in many areas of the hospital, including the critical care unit. Many critical care practitioners, including ACCM physicians — anesthesiologists with subspecialty training in critical care medicine — have undergone formal ultrasound training programs. “Immediate bedside availability of ultrasound resources can dramatically improve the ability of critical care physicians to care for critically ill patients,” Fagley and coauthors wrote.The SOCCA expert panel was tasked with developing learning goals to provide the next generation of ACCM specialists with the knowledge and skills they need to use ultrasound-based strategies in the critical care unit. An initial survey found that most ACCM training programs offer some type of ultrasound training, although many did not yet include it as a formal element of the curriculum.Based on review of the research evidence and expert opinion, the panel outlines learning goals and expected competencies in four main areas: vascular, abdominal, and thoracic/pulmonary ultrasound and cardiac echocardiography: • Vascular ultrasound plays an important role in critical care procedures requiring access to blood vessels and the circulatory system. Ultrasound is used to guide needle and catheter placement for various procedures and to aid in diagnosis of vascular conditions such as venous thromboembolism (blood clots blocking blood flow). • Abdominal ultrasound can help to diagnose a wide range of abdominal conditions—for example, fluid or blood collections, ruptured aneurysms, or kidney or liver failure. It also plays a key role in rapid assessment of trauma victims. • Thoracic/pulmonary ultrasound also plays an important role in trauma assessment, as well as in evaluating pneumonia or other conditions affecting the chest and lungs. • Cardiac echocardiography can provide essential information on the heart and its function in critically ill patients. Anesthesiology-critical care specialists should be competent in transthoracic echocardiography ultrasound (through the chest wall), including rapid evaluation of patients in shock or after trauma; and have basic skills in transesophgeal echocardiography (using a probe placed in the esophagus).In each area, the recommendations define expectations for levels of training and mastering ultrasound interpretation and technical skills. They recommend that all residents perform at least 50 ultrasound examinations during their training, each reviewed with a local expert.”Anesthesia-critical care medicine training should have definitive expectations and performance standards for basic critical care ultrasound interpretation,” according to Fagley and the SOCCA expert panel. They believe their recommended learning goals will help in ensuring that ACCM specialists have the knowledge and skills they need for effective use of ultrasound in their critical care practice.For more information: http://socca.org/ FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Maybe the Arizona Cardinals got the last laugh after all?Not really.Anyway, the San Francisco 49ers beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-13 in the regular season finale last Sunday. A close game in the first half, the 49ers took it to the Cardinals over the game’s final 30 minutes. In all, receiver Michael Crabtree scored a pair of touchdowns while running back Frank Gore tallied one. As part of their respective celebrations, each player threw the football into the stands. Comments Share Fortunately for both Crabree and Gore, their contracts are paying them hefty sums. However, that probably won’t do much to dull the pain. If only they would have scored fewer touchdowns that day… As it turns out, footballs are expensive.According to CSNBayArea.com, the players were fined for tossing the footballs away.The well-meaning gesture came at a price, though. Both players were fined $10,500 by the NFL, according to a league spokesman.The league considers it fan safety issue to have players throw football into the stands, as opposed to handing the ball or tossing it to a fan, which is allowed. The NFL does not want fans fighting over a football. Top Stories
Beyond ‘The Walking Dead,’ Lauren Cohan is ready for change by Alicia Rancilio, The Associated Press Posted Aug 16, 2018 10:46 am PDT Last Updated Aug 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this July 26, 2018 photo, actress Lauren Cohan poses for a portrait in New York to promote her film “Mile 22.” (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Even battling zombies day in and day out can get repetitive.After eight seasons of fighting for her life on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Lauren Cohan knew she needed a change when she felt a little too comfortable with the job. That’s why she’s saying goodbye to the role, though producers are leaving the door open should she change her mind.“Eight years is a really long time to be in those emotional depths and it’s really fun for me because I never thought about drama as much when I started this career and I always kind of assumed I’d do like light fare,” she told The Associated Press in a recent interview.She has always fought against the idea of being too comfortable, in work and life overall. There was a time she scratched that itch by moving into new houses.“This is a much better way of doing it,” Cohan laughed.Cohan, 36, will appear in the first half of season nine, premiering in October. She considers the offer to return “a gift.”“There’s a chance for me to still explore the Maggie character and it’s going to be fun to see if that can be done,” she said.She gave the show lots of props (“‘Walking Dead’ is responsible for more than I can say”) but is looking forward to new film and TV projects.The first is “Mile 22,” starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Peter Berg with the hope of becoming a film franchise. It follows a secret CIA task force that must retrieve and transport an intelligence asset through 22 miles of hostile territory. It’s fast-paced and intense, but also funny.Cohan said the cast was encouraged to improvise in some scenes.“It’s fun to play the witty dialogue and I always love in Pete’s movies how there are a lot of normal people with interesting conversations,” she said. “It always feels like you’re opening a window into real life.”Next, Cohan will act opposite Scott Foley in ABC’S “Whiskey Cavalier,” debuting in 2019.“The hardest part is not laughing,” she said. In the dramedy, Cohan plays another CIA operative but one who gets matched with Foley’s superstar FBI agent to solve cases.“They have this wonderful ‘Moonlighting’ vibe,” she said. “I’m an emotional character with a steely exterior and the guys are much more in touch with their feelings. It’s funny! It’s great. It’s a really fun departure for me.”___Online:https://abc.go.com/shows/abc-new-shows/news/shows/whiskey-cavalier-coming-soon-to-abc___Follow Alicia Rancilio online at http://www.twitter.com/aliciar
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American women are twice as likely to suffer domestic violence as breast cancer and the abuse is particularly shattering because it comes from those we have loved “He’s the only person I’ve ever loved” Ta’Farian 24 said of her husband whom she met when she was an 18-year-old college student He gradually became violent she says beating her locking her up in a closet and destroying property “My family was like ‘He’s your husband You can’t leave him How would you support yourself’” Still she says it became too much and she called 911 Police arrested him But she says that the day before the trial her husband called and threatened to kill her if she testified against him so she says that out of a mix of fear and love she refused to repeat in court what had happened Her husband was let off and she was convicted of false reporting of a crime Ta’Farian is now in hiding fearful of her husband as well as of the courts; she dissolved into tears as she was telling her story partly out of fear that her conviction could cost her the custody of her son Domestic violence is infinitely complex in part because women sometimes love the men who beat them: they don’t want the man jailed; they don’t want to end the relationship; they just want the beatings to end Women can obtain temporary protective orders to keep violent boyfriends or husbands away but these are just pieces of paper unless they’re rigorously enforced Sometimes the orders even trigger a retaliatory attack on the woman and police officers around the country don’t always make such a case a priority — until it becomes a murder investigation One way of addressing that conundrum is mandated classes for abusers like one run by the group Men Stopping Violence Sometimes there’s a perception that domestic violence is insoluble because it’s such a complex messy problem with women who are culprits as well as victims Yet in fact this is an area where the US has seen enormous progress Three steps are still needed First we must end the silence Second we must ensure that police departments everywhere take the issue seriously before a victim becomes a corpse Third offenders should be required to attend training programmes like the one run by Men Stopping Violence For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSrinagar: Bhim Singh chief of the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) and a former legislator on Saturday accused the BJP of stoking communal passion over beef ban to win the upcoming Bihar polls Representational image AP "The BJP is stoking communal passion on the beef ban issue to win the Bihar elections They are back to their old tricks" he said at a press conference here Asked about his views on beef ban he said: "There is a criminal procedure code called the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) in the state which was enacted in 1864 and if you respect the law you have to abide by it" He said it was strange that the National Conference and the Congress were beating their chest over the thrashing an independent MLA got at the hands of BJP legislators for holding a beef party He said: "When I was an MLA in 1984 during the GM Shah government which was supported by the Congress I and another legislator late Abdul Gani Lone would be dragged and thrown out like bags full of potatoes" His party has called for a protest shutdown in Jammu city on Saturday to support a beef ban in the state IANS By: IANS | New York | Published: December 24 2015 2:34 pm Though the study focused on obese participants researchers found no evidence to support a link between vitamin D deficiency and increased risk of sleep apnoea in non-obese study participants either (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Related News Contradicting common perception researchers have found that low levels of vitamin D — also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ — does not cause or worsen sleep apnoea Sleep apnoea causes repeated awakenings and pauses in breathing during the night Obesity appears to contribute to the adverse effects “The link between obesity and vitamin D deficiency can be explained in a number of ways — one of which is that obese individuals are less likely to be physically active — thereby limiting their sun exposure” said senior investigator Ken Kunisaki associate professor of medicine at University of Minnesota in the US —————————————————————————- Also read Good sleep can lower effects of stress inkids How sleep apnoea damages yourbrain —————————————————————————- “Although our study was not designed to figure out why obese people have lower vitamin D levels our results ultimately suggest that low vitamin D levels do not cause or worsen sleep apnoea” Kunisaki said The study involved a cohort of 2827 participants who were generally healthy and elderly males with an average age of 764 years “Taking additional vitamin D supplements is not likely to prevent or improve sleep apnoea” Kunisaki said The researchers also found no evidence to support a link between vitamin D deficiency and increased risk of sleep apnoea in non-obese study participants The study appeared in the journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: September 20 2017 3:40 pm Laver Cup in its inaugural edition brings together the best men’s players together (Source: Instagram) Top News Laver Cup named after the legendary Rod Laver is a tennis tournament to be played in golf’s Ryder Cup format pitting teams from Europe and World spread over three days The tournament is the brain child of Roger Federer and his foundation and it pits the best six players from World against the best six players from Europe Unlike the Indian Premier Tennis League (IPTL) or Champions Tennis League (CTL) this one has drawn more interest from the players mostly due to Federer’s affiliation and the fact that it is only for three days What is the format of the Laver Cup Laver Cup features both singles and doubles matches with three singles and a doubles match to be played everyday All matches are best of three sets with ad scoring At one set all there will be a10-point tiebreaker Each player will play either one or two singles matches throughout the tournament and at least four of the six team members will play doubles A big point to be considered here is that matches played on Sunday are worth more than the matches played on Friday or Saturday A win on Friday is worth one point win on Saturday is two points and on Sunday it is three points At the end of the three day extravaganza if both teams are locked at 12-12 points each a doubles match—played as a regular set with ad scoring and a tiebreak—will decide the winner on Sunday As an added tidbit the matches will be played on black hard court Yes black hard court Which players will feature in the Laver Cup Now for the big attraction in the tournament One can see Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal play doubles together – maybe on the Sunday Team Europe includes Federer Nadal Marin Cilic Dominic Thiem Alexander Zverev and Tomas Berdych On the other side Team World comprises of Jack Sock Nick Kyrgios John Isner Sam Querrey Frances Tiafoe and Denis Shapovalov American Tiafoe has been roped in following the pull out by Juan Martin del Potro due to injury Bjorn Borg and Thomas Enqvist are the captain and vice captain respectively for Team Europe with Team World led by John McEnroe and Patrick McEnroe When is the Laver Cup The Laver Cup begins on Friday September 22 and runs until Sunday September 24 The tournament will be played on an annual basis and is planned to be held every year two weeks after the US Open ends Considering the tough schedule the tournament will not take place in Olympic years Where is the Laver Cup going to be played The Laver Cup in the inaugural year will be played at the O2 Arena in Prague Czech Republic Next year the plan is to take the tournament to somewhere in the United States Where can I watch the Laver Cup in India The Laver Cup will be available on TV in India on D Sport – Discovery’s Sports channel The early birds catch the worm #TeamEurope’s @cilic_marin and @tomasberdych hit the practice courts early today #LaverCup pictwittercom/1W6GSNnnWc Laver Cup (@LaverCup) September 20 2017 What time does Laver Cup begin and at what times in IST The session will be spread across two time slots Play begins at 1 PM Prague time or 430 PM IST with two singles matches to be played in the afternoon session The evening session begins at 7 PM Prague time or 1030 PM IST with a singles match and a doubles match to be played On Sunday there are no separate sessions with play to begin at 12 PM Prague time or 330 PM IST For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Ayesha Siddiqa | Updated: December 19 2014 8:31 am There is a possibility that in the days to come it could all turn into a farce in which military apologists blame politicians politicians blame each other Related News Some might have wanted to become engineers doctors or sportspersons Yet others would have dreamt of travelling around the globe in 80 days But all the dreams and desires of132 children were brutally interrupted on Tuesday in Peshawar Pakistan when a group of seven Taliban attacked an army-run school A nation is in mourning but its leaders still have to answer if they are ready to fight both terrorism and the radicalism that gives birth to such violence For many this is indeed Pakistan’s 9/11 Notwithstanding the Taliban’s attack on schools and both hard and soft targets in the past the terrorists seem to have crossed a line with this attack The prime minister called an all-party conference and the army chief took a flight to Kabul to demand the extradition of the chief ofthe Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Mullah Fazlullah Interestingly the responsibility for the attack was claimed by the wing of the TTP that has joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the recent past But a more important question is whether those who want to draw attention away from the Taliban will succeed in distracting the government and society at large In a television programme after the incident former military dictator Pervez Musharraf pointed at India as the main culprit behind the attack Indeed he talked about launching a counter-offensive One of his main supporters in the media a television anchor reputed for his close association with military intelligence agencies suggested banning India’s overhead flights Not surprisingly the Lashkar-e-Toiba’s Hafiz Saeed made a similar claim It could possibly be days before others like the retired general Hamid Gul also come out of the woods and begin to sermonise about the main threat being external There may be an internal division within the armed forces regarding what is considered a bigger threat — the internal or external — but there is almost a consensus on India being the key enemy A long trail of blood and bodies but Pakistan’s state and society may not be close to solving its terrorist problem There is a possibility that in the days to come it could all turn into a farce in which military apologists blame politicians politicians blame each other as the environment is just not right to ask tough questions of the military and it ultimately comes to nothing In the coming days people will gradually lose the strength to pointedly ask the military commanders about the logic of supporting terror groups that may not be involved internally but are engaged outside Yet it is the connection between those who create violence internally and externally that keeps the Taliban machine running I remember once asking a senior military commander if the army had an automatic button to ensure that those who joined the good Taliban would not turn bad later He did not seem to have an answer then Nor do they appear to have one now The army chief the man in charge of running the country’s foreign and defence policies has certainly come under a lot of pressure as about 80 per cent of the children in the school were from military families especially junior officers The question is would it move him to stop thinking of some militants as critical pawns for the Afghan chessboard particularly when some of his serving and retired officers sound confident talking about Afghanistan in front of a foreign audience The Peshawar school attack reflects how the policy of maintaining strategic assets is no longer maintainable It has to be dismantled and destroyed including its root cause — the radicalism narrative There are structural deficiencies that Pakistan suffers from such as the poor judicial system and a law enforcement apparatus that fails to bring violent extremists to justice Nevertheless all of these issues pale in front of the need to eliminate symbols of terrorism and radicalism With Hafiz Saeed riding around on horseback in the country’s urban centres like Lahore peddling jihad or the Lal Masjid cleric going about his business in the heart of the capital city or the government and political parties shying away from amending rules on blasphemy the basic mindset that drives violent extremism is likely to continue and even thrive Ask an ordinary but sensitive Pakistani today and they will say they can’t be bothered with any great geopolitical game and would be happy with the gift of life health and education Policymakers of course are a different story The writer an Islamabad-based independent political and defence analyst is author most recently of ‘Military Inc: Inside Pakistan’sMilitary Economy’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMeanwhile in Bihar RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav’s elder son Tej Pratap is younger than his second son That’s what their voter identity cards indicate anyway The older boy Tej Pratap has statedhis age as 25 whereas the younger brother Tejaswi has listed his as 26 If you want to be logical in the exercise then Tej being the elder brother should be older than his younger brother and not younger than his younger brother And if this puzzle has you all knotted up you are not the only one Courtesy: @neelabhtoons Sons of Lalu Prasad Yadav (left) Tejaswi and Tej Pratap Image courtesy: Facebook With the mercury rising a week before voting in Bihar begins everything is an issue but this one stands out because the Yadav trio(fatherand his sons) don’t think the discrepancy is a very big deal Naturally the BJP has grabbed the opportunity and the party general secretary even said that if Lalu cannot keep his house in order how is he going to manage the state The other funny part is that Tejaswi is shown as having passed class IX from the prestigious Delhi Public School at RK Puram But if as alleged he doesn’t want to reveal his real age a board examination certificate will certainly reveal his actual date of birth In all this rising dust? 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