Constructing a large outdoor camera has given Brock Visual Arts students a freeze frame of photography techniques of the past.As part of the Walker Cultural Leader Series, 40 students from Prof. Amy Friend’s Camera and Darkroom Process Photography course and Candace Bodanski’s Baroque Art and Architecture course worked to build a three metre by three metre camera obscura in front of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts in downtown St. CatharinesThe camera obscura gave students an opportunity to experience an early form of photograph making.“Their interactions with the structure coerced new methodologies and much trial and error to achieve a successful photograph,” Friend says.After working with New York artist Liz Sales and Friend to build the camera, the students used it for about a month to produce photographs.The result is a new exhibit at the downtown Brock opening Thursday, Nov. 24.The term camera obscura was coined in the early 17th century and means “a darkened room.” The device works on similar principles to a pinhole camera. A dark room or tent with a small hole in one side allows light to pass into the darkened space and create an image of an object. This image can be captured on photographic paper or by drawing.Making the structure light-tight was a challenge, requiring students to hand stitch the black-out material directly onto the structure so wind couldn’t lift the fabric and allow light to leak in and interfere with the exposure of the silver gelatin paper during production.Friend said that she witnessed some hesitancy with the new structure at first, as it disrupts modern understanding of what a photographic capture is.“As a practitioner,” she said, “I love that reaching into the vaults of history reveals new ways of seeing and thinking. Students pushed their experiments with impressive results.”Other Brock Visual Arts classes also interacted with the camera obscura while two high school classes visited the project and attended a workshop with Sales and Friend in which they engaged with the camera and darkroom facilities to produce photographs.In Light and Darkness: A Camera Obscura Project with Artist Liz Sales and Brock Visual Arts Students runs until Dec. 9 in the MIWSFPA Art Gallery, and also features work from Sales’ own camera obscura series The Weather Inside. An opening reception and artist talk by Sales will be held Thursday, Nov. 24 from 6-7 p.m. in MW151 at the downtown campus. read more

first_imgRobert Friedland, Executive Chairman of Ivanhoe Mines, and Lars-Eric Johansson, Chief Executive Officer, today announced the positive findings of an independent, pre-feasibility study (PFS) for the planned redevelopment of the company’s historic, high-grade, Kipushi zinc-copper-silver-germanium mine.The study anticipates annual production of an average of 381,000 t of zinc concentrate over an 11-year initial mine life at a total cash cost of approximately US$0.48 per pound of zinc. The PFS focuses on the initial mining of Kipushi’s Big Zinc Zone, which has an estimated 10.2 Mt of Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources grading 34.9% zinc. The planned return to production would establish Kipushi as the world’s highest-grade major zinc mine. Its exceptional zinc grade is more than twice as high as the Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources of the world’s next-highest-grade zinc project, according to Wood Mackenzie, a leading, international industry research and consulting group. Wood Mackenzie compared the Kipushi Project’s life-of-mine average annual zinc production and zinc head grade of 225,000 t and 32%, respectively, against production and zinc head grade forecasts for 2020.Given the significant, very-high-grade zinc resource at Kipushi, which is rich in potential by-product credits including copper, silver and germanium and the ongoing exploration campaign at Kipushi, Ivanhoe and the Gécamines technical team are continuing to investigate additional downstream processing options.“The pre-feasibility study is the latest validation that Kipushi has the resources to become one of the world’s largest and lowest-cost zinc producers, plus the potential to also produce significant quantities of copper, silver and germanium,” said Friedland. “Discussions are continuing with potential strategic partners and lenders to support our continuing advance toward a new era of production at Kipushi. We’ve made significant progress in upgrading the mine’s underground infrastructure and now we have a much clearer path to a resumption of production from this incredibly rich orebody.”Johansson said that a definitive feasibility study, to further refine and optimise the project’s economics, is underway and is expected to be completed in the second half of 2018. “Since acquiring our 68% interest in the Kipushi Project in 2011, our team has worked closely with our partner, Gécamines, to move the project forward,” he added. “During that time, we’ve seen zinc prices rally from less than US$1.00 per pound to well over US$1.40. We’re confident that the long-term supply and demand fundamentals should support a strong zinc price for a long time to come.”The Kipushi Project is operated by Kipushi Corporation (KICO),a joint venture between Ivanhoe Mines (68%) and Gécamines (32%), the DRC’s state-owned mining company. Highlights of the PFS, based on a long-term zinc price of US$1.10/lb, include:After-tax net present value (NPV) at an 8% real discount rate of US$683 million.After-tax real internal rate of return (IRR) of 35.3%.After-tax project payback period of 2.2 years.Pre-production capital costs, including contingency, estimated at US$337 million.Existing surface and underground infrastructure allows for significantly lower capital costs than comparable greenfield development projects.Life-of-mine average planned zinc concentrate production of 381,000 dry tonnes per annum, with a concentrate grade of 59% zinc, is expected to rank Kipushi, once in production, among the world’s largest zinc mines.Life-of-mine average cash cost of US$0.48/lb of zinc is expected to rank Kipushi, once in production, in the bottom quartile of the cash cost curve for zinc producers globally.last_img read more

first_imgThe man accused of mowing down pedestrians in Melbourne’s CBD now faces a murder charge following the death of 83-year-old Antonios Crocaris on Friday 29 December. Mr Crocaris had been in hospital since 21 December, when he was hit by a car, allegedly driven by Saeed Noori, a 32-year-old Afghan refugee and Australian citizen with a history of drug and mental health problems, who is accused of deliberately driving towards pedestrians on on the corner of Flinders and Elizabeth streets. “Our father Anton had his life cruelly taken away in a senseless act of violence,” the family said in a statement, in which they thanked the people of Melbourne, the first responders who treated Mr Crocaris and others, and the staff of The Alfred Hospital Intensive Care Unit and appealed for privacy. “These circumstances are devastating to our family. Dad is simply irreplaceable and we will never fully recover from this loss. He was a beloved husband of Elizabeth, adored father of Freda, Tony and Bill, and cherished grandfather of Verity, Lysander and Jackson.”Mr Crocaris is the first fatality from the December 21 attack. “This is such a shocking, tragic, needless loss of life,” Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer said to the pres. According to the Police, the 32 old man was driving a relative’s white Suzuki Grand Vitara at 4.47pm on 21 December when he pulled out of traffic on Flinders Street, drove down the tram tracks, and careened through the Elizabeth Street intersection, striking 18 pedestrians. After his arrest, he had been charged with 18 counts of attempted murder and one count of conduct endangering life but now one of the charges is upgraded to murder. He appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court behind security glass, his lawyer arguing that he may be suffering from psychiatric issues or have an undiagnosed illness. He remains in custody and is expected to appear again at Melbourne Magistrate’s Court on 30 May, where he will face murder charges. Four other victims still remaining in hospital, one of whom – a South Korean in his 60s – is in a critical condition. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 22, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis is expected to be the special guest at ‘A Taste of Port Lucaya’ on Friday, September 22, announced Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, during a press briefing on Thursday.  While on island for his monthly visit, the Prime Minister will attend the cultural event.‘A Taste of Port Lucaya’ is an initiative of the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Tourism, the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board, BTC and the Grand Bahama Port Authority, and was created to boost economic activity in the Port Lucaya area.    It was “borne out of the need for the community to come together and to support those businesses in the Port Lucaya Marketplace.”Minister Thompson encouraged residents and visitors to all take part in the event on Friday.   Since its inception, at the beginning of August, the event has been supported however, there were concerns of lack of activity during the day.He noted, that a number of cruise ships have decided they will take port in Grand Bahama in the aftermath of recent Hurricane Irma.   This stop started today, when Enchantment of the Seas arrived in Freeport Harbour, with another scheduled stop for September 28.   The Majesty of the Seas will also come to Grand Bahama on September 30.   Minister Thompson said as a result of these stops, A Taste of Port Lucaya has been extended to also be held for a few hours during the day.   Plans are also being made so the activity will also be held in the downtown area.People were once again encouraged to participate in A Taste of Port Lucaya on Friday night as not only will be the MC be Will Stubbs , but included in the entertainment line-up will be the Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop Band.   Tabernacle Christian Academy will also perform and the evening will close with a Junkanoo Rush Out.By: Robyn Adderley (BIS)Photo Captions:PM TO VISIT ‘A TASTE OF PORT LUCAYA’ – Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, should be a special guest at ‘A Taste of Port Lucaya’ on Friday, September 22. Announcing this on Thursday was Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson. Shown following the press conference are, l-r: Harcourt Brown, Senior Undersecretary, Office of the Prime Minister; Lady Naomi Wallace-Whitfield, Office Manager, Office of the Prime Minister, Grand Bahama; Raquel Beneby-Hart, Assistant to Minister Thompson; Sheena Miller, Marketing Manager, Port Lucaya Marketplace; Ivan L. Moss, Director, Port Lucaya Marketplace; DeCarlo Mackey, Burns House Ltd.; and Minister Thompson.  (BIS Photo/Lisa Davis)A TASTE OF PORT LUCAYA – ‘A Taste of Port Lucaya’ has extended its hours by being held for a few hours during the day.(BIS Photo/Lisa Davis) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgThe cause of the Halibut Cove outage was due to a tree on the power line which dislodged the pole due to the continued flooding in the area. HEA crews were not able to access this area via helicopter on Sunday due to the complicated terrain. Restoration updates will be posted on HEA’s Facebook page as current information becomes available. Operation crews are in the process of gathering equipment, and began working to restore power in small sections at a time.center_img At 3:48pm, last night, HEA updated the status on the outage saying it will continue through tonight (Monday) and possibly into tomorrow, Tuesday, July 10. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享135 members in the Halibut Cove area have been without power since Sunday, July 8, according to Homer Electric Association.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Friday, October 19, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Sunny, with a high near 62. Southwest wind 5 to 13 mph.In The Community: It’s become a Wilmington Halloween season tradition. Haunted Woods is back for its fifth year. Haunted Woods features nine scary attractions on the grounds of the Harnden Tavern (430 Salem Street, Wilmington).  Attractions include a 3D Glow/Clown Room; Abandoned Classroom; “Black Out” Room with maze in the dark; Bloody Butcher Shop; Cemetery/Junkyard; Crazy Scientists’ Lab; a Farmer’s Worst Nightmare; Funeral Home; and Insane Asylum.The event runs from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on Friday, October 19; Saturday, October 20; Friday, October 26; and Saturday, October 27.Tickets cost $7 for students and $10 for adults. Parking is free and located behind the Harnden Tavern, off of Woburn Street. Proceeds from the haunt will benefit the Wilmington Town Museum at the Harnden Tavern for the upkeep of the historical property. Learn more about Haunted Woods from its website. Follow it on Facebook and Twitter. Have a question about the event?  Contact Stephen at 978-933-1066 or info@friendshauntedproductions.com.In The Community: Join Lyndell’s Bakery (720 Broadway, Ball Square) this weekend — Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21 — for its 6th Annual Sean Collier Memorial Fundraiser Weekend. The event raises funds for the Somerville Auxiliary Police’s Sean Collier Memorial Scholarship, which helps Somerville High School seniors pursuing a career in law enforcement.$1 from every sale of the bakery’s custom half moon with Sean’s Somerville PD badge #310 on it will be donated to the Scholarship Fund. The bakery will also have raffles for customers to take a chance on, including sports memorabilia. All raffle proceeds will also be donated to the Scholarship Fund.  Free coffee will be served. The Bakery raised more than $35,000 from its five previous Sean Collier Memorial Fundraiser Weekends.In The Community: The Wilmington Congregational Church (220 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a conference on strengthening marriage and family (“A Grace Filled Marriage”) on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm on Friday, followed by a session at 6:30pm. The Saturday session will begin at 9am. The conference, featuring Stephanie Christensen & Erik Christensen, is free of charge is you sign up in advance. Childcare provided at all sessions. Have a question? Email office@wilcong.org.At The Library: Needleworkers at 10am. 3D Design & Printing at 3:45pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Video Exercise at 10am. Doris Craft at 10am. Special Exercise at 11am. Bingo at 1pm. Cards at 1:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]Live Music: Pacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting Karaoke from Winnell Entertainment at 8pm.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For October 26, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For October 20, 2017In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For October 20, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

first_imgEluru: Terming Union Budget as pro-rich and anti-poor, the CPM burnt the effigy of the Union government here on Saturday. The party leaders alleged that injustice was meted out injustice to the state again. While the budget was pouring sops on rich, it was burdening the poor further. The Union government was giving Rs 5 lakh crore concessions to corporate and elite sections in the country and increasing prices of petroleum products which in turn became burden for the poor. The centre ignored the promises made in the state bifurcation act, special category status besides non-allocation of funds for Polavaram project and backward districts. Also Read – Telugu Day fete held at DPS Advertise With Us The leaders criticised that the labour laws have been converted convenient for the managements giving a raw deal to the working class. The budget also failed to address agriculture sector problems. Meanwhile in Dwaraka Tirumala, farmers under the auspices of AP Rythu Sangham took out a rally protesting the budget. The sangham state president, Y Kesavarao alleged that there was no allocation for Polavaram project and no sufficient funds were allocated to farming sector. The protesters raised slogans against the Union government.last_img read more

first_imgIraqi forces, supported by members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units), advance in the western desert in the northern Iraqi region of al-Hadar, 105 kilometers south of Mosul, on 23 November, 2017, as they attempt to flush out remaining Islamic State (IS) group fighters in the Al-Jazeera region straddling Salaheddin, Nineveh and Anbar provinces. Photo: AFPIraqi forces launched a sweep through the western desert to flush out remaining Islamic State group fighters on Thursday, an operation the prime minister has said will spell the jihadists’ “final defeat” in the country.The arid, sparsely populated wastelands between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are the last refuge of the jihadists in Iraq after troops and paramilitaries ousted them from all urban areas.”The Iraqi army, the federal police and the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation paramilitary units) this morning began clearing the Al-Jazeera region straddling Salaheddin, Nineveh and Anbar provinces,” the head of Joint Operations Command, General Abdelamir Yarallah, said in a statement.The Hashed al-Shaabi released live footage from Siniyah in Saleheddin province of bulldozers clearing an earthen barrier to allow heavy armour to advance into the desert.The tanks bore both the Iraq national flag and that of the paramilitary force, which is made up largely of Shiite militias — a black standard bearing the name of Imam Hussein, one of the faith’s most revered figures.Long lines of pick-up trucks waited to follow.By the afternoon the Hashed said its forces had already taken control of 56 villages and hamlets to reach the area around Lake Tharthar, capturing three strategic bridges and destroying eight car bombs and pick-up trucks along the way.The Al-Jazeera region is where IS fighters escaped to when Iraqi forces recaptured the last towns they still held in a successful drive up the Euphrates Valley to the Syrian border earlier this month.That offensive culminated in the lightning recapture of the town of Rawa last Friday and saw Iraqi forces meet up with Syrian forces at the border.”This operation is aimed at clearing the desert of the pockets where the jihadists took refuge when the towns that they had held were recently liberated,” a senior officer in Anbar province told AFP.- ‘Final defeat’ -The region’s dry valleys, oases and steppes make up around four percent of national territory, Hisham al-Hashemi, an Iraqi expert on IS, told AFP last week.It has been known as a hotbed of jihadist insurgency and smuggling since the US-led invasion of Iraq ousted Saddam Hussein in 2003, long before the arrival of IS in 2014.”There are some desert areas which Iraqi government forces have not entered since 2003 and the operation is aimed at securing these areas 100 percent,” security analyst Said al-Jayyashi told AFP.”Once the clearance operations have been completed right up to the Iraq-Syria border, forces will redeploy and fortify the frontier,” he said.Iraq’s close ally Iran has already declared victory over IS but Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday that he would not follow suit until the desert had been cleared of remaining jihadists.”After the operation has ended, we will announce the final defeat of Daesh in Iraq,” he said, using an Arabic acronym for IS.It is a massive turnaround for the jihadist group that in 2014 ruled over seven million people in a territory as large as Italy encompassing large parts of Syria and nearly a third of Iraq.On the Syrian side of the border, IS is under massive pressure too.In the border region, pro-government forces and US-backed Kurdish-led fighters are conducting separate operations to clear IS fighters from the countryside north of the Euphrates valley after ousting them from all Syrian towns.Elsewhere, IS retains a presence in the Yarmuk refugee camp and the Hajar Aswad district just south of the capital Damascus, where the group is battling other jihadists and pro-government forces.In the central province of Homs, it is being squeezed by troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and their Russian backers as it struggles to maintain a grip on a few small areas.To the south, in Daraa province on the border with Jordan, an affiliated group called Jaish Khaled Bin Walid is mainly battling other rebel groups.last_img read more

first_imgLA Johnson/NPRCollege in the US.If you’re like most Americans, you don’t have a 529 college savings plan.If you’re like most Americans, you don’t even know what it is.All the more reason to keep reading.That’s because, with the new tax law, Republicans have made important changes to 529 plans that will affect millions of taxpayers, not just the ones saving for college. Before that news, though, a quick primer.A 529 plan lets families save money for college. Think of it as a love child, born in the mid ’90s to your federal and state governments. And they named it, in a flash of creativity, after its relevant section in the Internal Revenue Code.States generally manage the plans, while the Feds let the money grow long-term, tax-free. Thirty-three states also try to encourage savers with a little short-term reward (or not so little, in some cases): When families in those states make a contribution, they get a deduction or credit on their state income taxes, too.“That lets people know, ‘Look, this is a tax advantage that you can unwrap for yourself right now and be a gateway to additional tax advantages later on,’ ” says Troy Montigney, who oversees Indiana’s 529 program. His state offers families a $1,000 tax credit for contributions.But that credit means less tax revenue coming in. It’s a trade-off for states; they figure it’s worth the lost revenue if a tax break gets more people saving for college.Now, it’s these state-based tax breaks that are driving real concern among state leaders about Washington’s recent tax overhaul.What has changedAfter Congress’ rewrite of the tax code, parents can now use 529 plans to cover tuition not only at colleges and universities, but also at private elementary and high schools. That’s a big, sudden expansion, and it has some experts worried.“This change allows private school families to put their money through 529 accounts and avoid state income taxes,” says Nat Malkus, who studies education policy at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative-leaning think tank. “It is a mess, no matter how you slice it. It’s a change from the federal level that puts a number of states in a pretty tough position moving forward.”That’s because, Malkus says, if this move entices lots of new families to sign up and many current families to contribute more, then states could end up losing a lot more money to tax breaks.“I think it would immediately create an unintended hit to the state’s budget,” agrees Greg Berck of the New York State Council of School Superintendents. “States plan ahead, sometimes multiple years ahead, and New York state will be required to provide a state tax deduction [to parents of students in K-12 private schools] unless the legislature acts to amend our state law.”NPR spoke with representatives from half-a-dozen states that offer a tax credit or deduction for 529 contributions. While some were more worried than others about the potential budgetary hit, all expressed frustration that the expansion came top-down from Washington, giving them no time to plan or budget for it.“This will have a huge impact on state-run 529 plans. And for states that offer a tax deduction, a major impact on state tax receipts,” says Michael Frerichs, who is Illinois’ state treasurer.Frerichs says 529s were built on the idea of patience — of parents slowly saving for college — and that using them to pay for kindergarten is a significant change.“If [families are] putting money in one month and taking it out the next, they don’t really have that advantage of long-term investing,” Frerichs says. “And it’s really just using them to get around state taxes.”To get around state taxes. That raises a natural question…Whom does this help?Most Americans send their kids to public schools. And there’s little concern that this change will drive many of them into private schools, since using a 529 to save for the early grades just doesn’t make a lot of sense. For early grades, the funds simply don’t have enough time to grow — except for high-income savers who can afford to set aside a lot of money from the get-go.The real benefit, according to the state experts and independent economists NPR interviewed for this story, is for affluent families — many of whom already have kids in private K-12 schools. They can now use their old 529, or open a new one, to help pay that tuition, all while getting a nice state tax break.Troy Montigney of Indiana says he’s hearing from a lot of curious parents.“We’re already fielding — I’ll just be honest — a tremendous amount of calls on a daily basis,” Montigney says. “About, ‘Can I, you know, take a withdrawal right now to pay for a K-12 tuition expense?’ “The challenge for state 529 managers, treasurers and lawmakers is they’ve had just days to come up with answers. And it’s difficult to know how much this expansion of 529s’ uses will actually expand the pool of people who use them.Nat Malkus, at AEI, believes states will take a financial hit and will have to make some tough choices.“They’re either going to have to accept a loss in their income tax base or do something unpopular to repair the hole,” Malkus says.Lots of states, from Colorado to South Carolina, Michigan to Mississippi, could end up feeling the pinch. One of the few states that won’t, though, is Texas, where the idea began with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.Texas doesn’t give families an extra break on their income taxes when they contribute to a 529 because Texas doesn’t have an income tax.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

first_imgUS researchers have discovered a mechanism for how androgens – male sex steroids – sculpt brain development, which could ultimately help understand development of social behavioural differences between males and females. The team, from the University of Maryland in the US, discovered a mechanism for how androgens sculpt the brains of male rats to produce behavioural differences, such as more aggression and rougher play behaviour. “We already knew that the brains of males and females are different and that testosterone produced during the second trimester in humans and late gestation in rodents contributes to the differences but we did not know how testosterone has these effects,” said Margaret M McCarthy from the varsity. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfStudy revealed that number of newborn cells in the part of brain called the amygdala, which controls emotions and social behaviours acts as a key contributor to the differences in behaviour. Males have fewer of these newborn cells. Female rats were, however, found to be unaffected. “These discoveries into brain development are critical as we work to tackle brain disorders as early in life as possible,” said E Albert Reece, Professor at the varsity’s School of Medicine.last_img read more

first_img*Article supplied by Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for more groundbreaking initiatives. Doctors Without Borders (MSF), other treatment providers in South Africa and globally have found that the first new drugs in half a century to be developed for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) are offering new hope to patients — but significant challenges remain to improve availability and affordability of these treatments.Current treatment regimens for DR-TB involve thousands of pills taken over two years, which can have devastating side effects and ultimately only work for 50% of people with multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB and 26% of people with extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB.Access to new drugs bedaquiline and delamanid along with ‘repurposed’ drugs — not specifically developed for TB but that have shown efficacy in treating TB — could be a significant step toward finding a shorter, more tolerable DR-TB regimen in the future.This is good news for South Africa, which has one of the highest burdens of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) in the world, with 30,000 new cases each year, over 18,000 people diagnosed and over 11,500 put on treatment in 2014. Only 3,000 patients worldwide have been treated with bedaquiline, and fewer than 200 with delamanid – only 2% of the 150,000 people around the world that could benefit.“MSF is treating some of the lucky few people in South Africa — and in fact the whole world – to receive access to strengthened treatment regimens including bedaquiline and delamanid,” said Dr. Jennifer Hughes of MSF in South Africa. “South Africa’s Department of Health has been a leader in accessing new DR-TB drugs, with over 1,750 patients receiving bedaquiline nationally since 2013.Ubuntu clinic (integrated TB/HIV) in Khayelitsha.Patients receiving bedaquiline in South Africa had 77% ‘culture conversion’ rates from TB-positive to negative, which is a promising sign that their treatment may ultimately be successful. Additional information from South Africa showed similar safety and efficacy even when bedaquiline was given together with antiretroviral therapy (ART) to TB/HIV co-infected people, another sign that this drug has the potential to transform DR-TB treatment in coming years.Delamanid, however, is not yet as widely available in South Africa.“TB is curable, yet it is now the infectious disease that kills the most people in the world,” said Dr. Grania Brigden, TB Advisor for the MSF Access Campaign. “We desperately need treatment that is easier for people to tolerate, that cures more people, and that is more available and affordable, otherwise it’s just deadly business as usual.”center_img WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

first_imgGUATEMALA CITY – U.S. Internet pioneer John McAfee, wanted for questioning in the murder of his neighbor last month in Belize, is seeking political asylum in Guatemala, his lawyer said Tuesday.The multi-millionaire went on the run from his home on the idyllic Belize island of Ambergris Caye hours after neighbor Gregory Faull was murdered on Nov. 11.With his 20-year-old girlfriend, Sam Vanegas, in tow, he managed to cross the border into Guatemala over the weekend and has secured the services of star lawyer Telesforo Guerra, a former Guatemalan attorney general.“I have to manage his political asylum,” Guerra told AFP after meeting McAfee early Tuesday at a hotel in Guatemala City.McAfee “is persecuted in Belize, persecuted politically because he stopped financing the government. They accuse him of a common crime. So what I have to obtain is an authorization of asylum,” the lawyer said.Asked whether McAfee fears being assassinated, Guerra said: “Yes, he fears for his life, because after having helped and supported the current government in Belize, they now want more and more money, which they pocket and don’t invest.”McAfee, 67, amassed huge wealth as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur in the 1990s, designing the hugely popular anti-virus software that bears his name and remains a leading industry product to this day.He decamped to Belize in 2009 after losing an estimated $96 million of his $100 million fortune due to bad investments and the financial crisis. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo On Sunday, Brian Hoyer will become the fourth quarterback to start for the Arizona Cardinals this season, marking the first time since 2008 that a team (Cleveland Browns) has started four different players under center over a 16-game span.While Arizona’s game against the San Francisco 49ers will be Hoyer’s first professional start, one ESPN analyst believes the move says less about the former Michigan State standout and more about John Skelton, the Cardinals’ Week 1 starter. “I guess [the decision to start Hoyer] tells you how bad they must think of John Skelton,” ESPN analyst John Clayton told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Thursday. “What has happened to John Skelton? “He was good enough to beat out Kevin Kolb for the starting job, now he is in nowhere land.”Skelton has not played since Arizona’s historic 58-0 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 14. In that contest, Skelton was abysmal, throwing four interceptions on 22 attempts in the first half. It didn’t help matters that the former fifth-round pick also lost a costly fumble.In seven games this season, Skelton threw for 1,132 yards to go along with two touchdowns and nine interceptions. Skelton largely entered the 2012 season as the starting quarterback after leading Arizona to four wins in its final five games a year ago.He was inactive for the team’s game against the Chicago Bears in Week 16, signaling just how far he’s fallen out of favor with Ken Whisenhunt.While colleague Ron Jaworski raved about Hoyer’s potential as an NFL starter, Clayton thinks the move will be a temporary one for the Cardinals. 0 Comments   Share   center_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

first_imgBy Elias HazouTHE old shareholders of Bank of Cyprus (BoC) said yesterday they would oppose on principle today’s vote on raising the bank’s capital.“We shall go there and vote against it,” Archbishop Chrysostomos, who heads an association of old BoC shareholders, said.The bank is holding an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of shareholders today to approve a capital increase of about €1.0bn pledged by foreign investors and the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development.The bank’s old shareholders are opposed to the move as it would further dilute their shareholding.“But I wish to be frank,” Chrysostomos added. “We know that we cannot muster more than 1.0 per cent of the votes [at the EGM]. Therefore, our position will be defeated, but what we want is for our voice and our protest to be heard, irrespective of whether we fail.”The archbishop was speaking to reporters after a meeting between the old BoC shareholders and President Anastasiades.There, the President apparently promised to set up a special committee – comprising representatives of the old shareholders, as well as from BoC, the Central Bank and the Securities and Exchange Commission – to examine ways of ‘partially’ restoring the original shares’ value held by the old stockholders.“The authorities will be looking at the issue in detail, in order that the old shareholders may get some measure of justice,” Chrysostomos said.“It would be utopian to believe we can recoup everything we lost,” he hastened to add.Some 88,000 old BoC shareholders saw their shares’ value diminished to less than 1.0 per cent in March 2013 when the bank was restructured following a conversion of 47.5 per cent of uninsured deposits into equity, the absorption of failed Laiki Bank and the selling off of the bank’s Greek operations to Piraeus bank.Earlier this week, the Nicosia district court rejected a request from the old shareholders seeking an order preventing a capital increase before the “real” value of their shares was restored.The 285 shareholders wanted an injunction banning the increase in share capital before the value of their stock was restored to the level of March 15, 2013 or else suspend the bank’s EGM.They have meanwhile filed a related lawsuit – against BoC, the state, the Central Bank, and Laiki’s administrator – where they demand a court statement saying the composition of the current shareholding is wrong due to wrong calculations.The lender’s former deputy chairman Evdokimos Xenophontos called on shareholders to reject the capital increase. He said any extra capital buffers could be injected by the government, either in the form of redeemable preference shares, or through the issue of ordinary shares with the parallel issue of warrants to existing shareholders entitling them to buy back from the government the shares they would be entitled to at pre-agreed prices.Xenophontos added that the advantage of this move is that the control of the country’s main bank will not go to foreign hedge funds and the future prosperity of the economy will remain in the control of its people. Waiving the shareholders rights will also be reversible.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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of course."The word ‘murder’ is synonymous with Modi and (Amit)Shah Mulayam Singh Yadav PTI The killing spree started with the assassination ofMahatma Gandhi by RSS We are Gandhians from the core of ourheart and firm believer of non-violence" AICC GeneralSecretary and in-charge of party affairs in Uttar PradeshGhulam Nabi Azad told a news conference here He was reacting to Modi’s remark on the issue of"assassination attempt" on Mulayam in 1984 allegedly involvinga Congress leader which was aimed at driving a wedge into thefledging SP-Congress alliance Modi had said this at an election rally in Kannaujyesterday and questioned SP chief Akhilesh Yadav as to how hecould form a coalition with "those who tried to murder" hisfather? In June the group’s leader, urged the court to exercise restraint in granting the accused bail because allowing him to walk out as a free person would put the lives of those who will testify in the court in jeopardy, If you break that down into weekly.com. "Is the boy you? and we rode bikes. Youll probably sound rude if you write, we have to address the issue of misplaced priority by those who are responsible for delivering education.

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Contact us at editors@time.challenges to the BJP in the ongoing UP Assembly polls."Modi ji pehle khush the magar Gath Bandhan ke bad unkachehra utar gaya hai aur ab we nafrat failane ki rajniti karnelage hain (Prime Minister Modi happened to be happy andconfident earlier but following the Congress-SP alliance hehas begun spreading the politics of hatred" said Rahul Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi Reuters "The smile is missing from Modiji’s face and he goingabout with a long face.his mood has changed.now he is back to his old ways of dividing people" said Rahul in a series of election campaign rallies at his home turf here in Amethi Gauriganj Munshiganj and Jagdishpur "Modiji is trying to spread hate and anger among people He goes to Bihar and spreads hatred there and does the same here in UP" Rahul said "I want to tell Modiji.na Hindu banega na Musalman banega insaan ki aulad hai insaan banega (a child here will become neither a Hindu nor Muslim; the child of a human being will grow to be only a human being" said Rahul He added he thinks Modi had nothing to tell the country as the BJP and the RSS have not given the country either Mahatma Gandhi or Sardar Patel or Bhagat Singh Reiterating that no amount of personal attacks by the BJP would detered him he said stalling the development projects intitiated by the previous UPA government has pained him Rahul promised once his party returns to power at the Centre all the scrapped projects would be back "Food park.national paper mill. all will be brought back which will develop this area and give employment here" said Rahul Spelling out the vision of development for the state he stressed that the local industry and farm sector will be developed in a big way with help of bank loans and it will ameliorate the problems of the youth of the state Australian teenager Alex de Minaur revealed that courtside coaching helped him book a place in Saturday’s Next Gen ATP Finals title-match against top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece for whom having to get his own towel proved to be a distraction Both players dropped two sets before advancing to the final in the tournament which showcases new innovations in the men’s game Alex De Minaur celebrates after fighting back to win the second set against Andrey Rublev at the ATP Next Gen Finals AP The 19-year-old de Minaur rallied past Spain’s Jaume Munar 3-4(5) 4-1 4-1 3-4(4) 4-2 to set up a showdown with 20-year-old Tsitsipas who later beat Russia’s Andrey Rublev 4-3(3) 3-4(7) 4-0 2-4 4-3(2) in Milan "I had a talk with my coach" explained de Minaur "I’m not used to being able to have someone to fume to so I fumed a bit to him "I had to just get it all out sit down regroup and just think about the next point Because it was still one set to go and it was anyone’s game" De Minaur— who began the season at number 208 in the world rankings and reached a career-high 31 last month — also revealed said he had been getting tips from Australia’s former World No 1Lleyton Hewitt "I’ve spoken to him (Hewitt) every day after every match he sends me a message and we sort of have a little bit of a chat "And it’s almost been like that the whole year So it’s pretty crazy" The second seed now stands just one win away from capping his breakout season after entering 2018 with just two tour-level match wins to his record ‘Find solutions yourself’ De Minaur was uncertain whether he would like the coaching through headsets to be implemented in the ATP circuit "One of the main things that I always loved about the sport is the individual aspect just being you on court and you having to find a way to deal with situations "That being said this week there is coaching allowed and I’ve made very good use of it and it’s actually helped out a lot" De Minaur lost to Tsitsipas ranked 15th in their only previous meeting in the second round of the Japan Open last month It has also been a breakthrough season for the Greek players who claimed the ATP Most Improved Player of the Year and reached his first Masters final at the Canadian Open "I think it would be a fantastic year-end" said Tsitsipas of winning in Milan He was pushed hard by Rublev coming through despite medical treatment during his game after dropping serve in the fifth game of the decider when he angrily demolished the courtside headset "The coaching on court I’m really not a big fan of I think the player should find solutions by himself" said Tsitsipas who captured his first in Stockholm last month The Greek player meanwhile was also not a fan of players having to get their own towels from a rack courtside with no ballkids to run for them "One thing that I didn’t like that much was the towel thing" he said "I was always you know had to run for the towel always had it in my mind when I was playing"Gandhi on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of resorting? read more