Adityanath credits PM Modi, Amit Shah for UP victory

first_imgUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi on Sunday showered accolades on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and party workers for the party’s massive victory in the state Assembly polls.“The welfare schemes initiated by the Prime Minister, the brilliant poll strategy of BJP chief Amit Shah and the ground work done by party workers helped us to come to power after a gap of 15 years,” he said while addressing public at the party’s regional office.Out of the total 403 Assembly seats, BJP and its allies won 325 seats in the polls earlier this month.Boosting the confidence of his party workers, he said that virtually every worker of Goraksh Praant (Gorakhpur region) can work as a chief minister.“When the UP Assembly elections were going on, at one point of time, we felt as if that our innings is trembling. I got a call from party chief Amit Shah. I went to Delhi to meet him. I was told by him that the party must bag 40 out of the 62 seats in the region. When the results were announced, we emerged victorious on 46 seats,” Adityanath said.The chief minister also said that the weak areas would be identified and necessary will be action taken accordingly.Emphasising on better co-ordination between the party and the state government he said, “There should be hundred per cent attendance during the district level meetings. Later, the programmes would also be held at the divisional levels.”He also mentioned that in future, the party would hold at least one programme in the hamlets with majority of people from backward/most-backward classes.Similar programmes would also held in slums, he added.last_img read more

Vested interests hijacked M.P. stir: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

first_imgMadhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan speaks to The Hindu on the agitation by farmers in his State…In Madhya Pradesh, farmers’ protests have revolved around fair prices after a good year for crops. Why was there no anticipation of a bumper crop?In the last five years in Madhya Pradesh, we have seen more than a 20% growth rate in agriculture. There are many factors behind it, like enough water for irrigation, loans at -10% interest rates for seeds and fertilizers, change and variation in crop patterns etc. This year, unexpectedly, due to good monsoon and no natural calamity like hailstorms, we have had a bumper crop. We couldn’t have imagined a 32 lakh metric tonne harvest of onion, potatoes, the growth of pulses by 49%. But this is however not the reason for the agitation. In the whole State, there are 59 districts, out of which 49 districts remained untouched by agitations. In the majority of the districts small groups of 100-150 people came, submitted a list of demands, and had their grievances addressed.The agitation was on agricultural issues. How can you separate it from what happened in Mandsaur?What took place in Mandsaur, involved people who were not farmers alone. It may have begun with a genuine grievance of farmers but the kind of elements who infiltrated that agitation I wouldn’t term them farmers. People with vested interests, political interests, got into the act. You must have seen videos of members of a political party asking that police stations be burned down. Mandsaur is a special case since it is also one of the few places where opium is legally grown in India and regulated under the Narcotics Act and Finance Ministry. Lately the trade in poppy stalk/husks, that used to sell for ₹120/kg has also been banned. Thousands of quintals of that is lying around unsold now. Those who were involved in that trade even illegally were left high and dry. Some anti-social elements involved in that trade infiltrated the farmers’ agitation. We are going into the depth of the issue. So the problem with not getting a fair price for their crops among farmers is different from the violent agitation. Otherwise the whole State would have been in flames.The Bhartiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), the RSS’s farmer outfit, and even leaders of the BJP’s Kisan Morcha had been part of the agitation and considered the demands of farmers genuine enough.No, I’m not blaming genuine agitators. For the violence that broke out I blame the anti-social elements who infiltrated the agitation, took advantage of it to stoke trouble. I admit that the BKS was part of the protests against falling prices of crops. They were upset that farmers were not being given fair prices. But their manner of protest was not violent. They led representations to the government, and when they were assured that their grievances would be addressed, the BKS also kept away from the agitation.There was criticism over your move to undertake a fast while violence was raging, rather than dealing with the situation administratively.It wasn’t as if I was just going to sit on a fast and do nothing else. I cleared files, held meetings and did my other tasks as Chief Minister while undertaking the fast. On the one hand I was aware of where my duty as Chief Minister lay and on the other I was disturbed by the violence in Mandsaur, the lives that had been lost. It will be a pain that I shall carry within me all my life. Mera mann bhara hua thaa (my heart was full of grief), and I could see that there were people who were trying to create trouble. I knew that if I appealed to the people by fasting, they would realise that some people were creating trouble and would unite against them. That is exactly what happened. The whole State decided that there would be no more violence, after which I ended my fast. It was an attempt by me to use moral force to end the violence, and express my own sense of pain. I could have made oral statements asking for peace, but I felt that if I fasted, gave myself some kasht (trouble) people will respond.Will the victims of the violence during the agitation, including police firing get justice?We have suspended the Collector and SP of Mandsaur among other changes in the administration there. We have also constituted a judicial commission, considered the most credible of enquiry commissions in our country, to investigate the matter. Whoever is found guilty, strict action will be taken against them.MP is not the only State grappling with problems related to agriculture. What are the solutions that your government is going ahead with? Our farmers require good price for their crops, and we are attempting to provide that. For example, onions are being bought at ₹8/kg, whereas in wholesale mandis it would go for ₹2/kg. Till yesterday we have procured 4.5 lakh metric tonnes. We have set up a price stabilisation fund of ₹1,000 crore. We have also set up a committee for agriculture costs and prices that will look at crops like onions too. In every city and small town, a farmers’ market will be set up.last_img read more

Third Pune Metro route gets nod from Centre

first_imgThe Union government has approved the 23-km third Metro rail corridor in Pune under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. The two other Metro lines, work on which is under way, are being financed through the Engineering Procurement Contract method, where funding commitments are ensured before work begins.Minister Girish Bapat told reporters after the weekly State Cabinet meeting, “We have got in-principle approval for the PPP model for the 23.5-km corridor from Shivajinagar to Hinjewadi from the Union government.”Mr. Bapat said the ₹8,313-crore segment of the Metro would cater to over two lakh commuters a day. “The share of the Union government in the viability gap funding is expected to be ₹1,137 crore, while the State will provide ₹1,812 crore,” he said.Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority chief Kiran Gitte, when asked about the difficulty in attracting private investment for PPP projects, said, “The State and Central government will provide viability gap funding for the project.” He said the corridor was certified as viable by IIT-Bombay.Mr. Bapat said around 25 hectares land has to be acquired for a car shed, which will be completed by 2021 or early 2022. The corridor will have 23 stations, and reduce traffic flow in Ganeshkhind Road, Aundh, Baner, the highway near Balewadi, Wakad, Hinjewadi and other areas.last_img read more

Debt burden went up by ₹1.7 lakh crore during Raje regime: Gehlot

first_imgRajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday accused the previous Vasundhara Raje government of increasing the debt burden on the State and asked how it increased by over ₹1.7 lakh crore in just five years. The debt burden on the State was ₹1.29 lakh crore when the BJP came to power in 2013, but it increased to ₹3 lakh crore in by 2018, he said.“Our former [Congress] government had left a debt of ₹1.29 lakh crore [in 2013]. It was a debt of the last 30-40 years, but it increased to ₹3 lakh crore in the last five years. The debt increased by close to ₹1.75 lakh crore. How did this happen,” asked Mr. Gehlot.The Chief Minister was responding to a question on the financial challenges before his government after it announced farm loan waiver, which will add a burden of ₹18,000 crore on the State exchequer.Mr. Gehlot also demanded that the NDA government at the Centre waive farm loans across the country like the Congress had done after coming to power recently in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.Farmers’ rallyHe also said a big rally of farmers will be organised in the State soon to put pressure on the Narendra Modi government to waive loans.He alleged that the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre had waived bad loans worth ₹3.5 lakh crore of select industrialists when loans of farmers should have been the priority. “The former UPA government [at the Centre] had waived farmers’ loans worth ₹72,000 crore and the Congress [governments] in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh has also announced to waive loans,” Mr. Gehlot told reporters here.last_img read more

11 killed, 22 injured in accident in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh

first_imgEleven persons, including three women and a child, were killed and 22 others injured on Monday when a Patna-bound bus hit an iron-laden stationary trailer-truck on NH-2 in Hazaribagh district, police said. The accident took place at dawn near Danua-Bhanua area under Chouparan Police Station limits, when the bus crashed into the trailer-truck from behind, Hazaribagh Deputy Commissioner Ravi Shankar Shukla told the media.“Eight persons, seven men and one child, died on the spot, while three others succumbed to injuries at Chouparan hospital. The bus was proceeding to Masauree in Patna district from Ranchi,” Mr. Shukla said, adding the driver was among the deceased. The rest of the 22 injured were referred to Hazaribagh Sadar Hospital from Chouparan hospital. Among them, three injured were referred to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi for better treatment, the police officer said. Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das expressed grief over the deaths and wished speedy recovery of the injured.last_img read more

Plant trees for juvenile offence, SC tells doctor

first_imgA 32-year-old doctor has been ordered by the Supreme Court to plant 100 trees in the next one year as punishment for attempting to commit murder at the age of 16.Solemen S.K., a doctor practising at Murshidabad in West Bengal, was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for the crime. The Calcutta High Court confirmed the sentence.But things took an unexpected turn when Solemen approached the Supreme court saying he was a minor at the time of the incident in August 2004.Intrigued by the doctor’s plea, the Bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Hemant Gupta asked the District and Sessions Judge, Berhampore, Murshidabad, West Bengal on February 25 to check out Solemen’s story.The District Judge confirmed that the doctor was indeed a minor of 16 years seven months and 28 days on the date of the offence. Solemen, the judge’s report said, was born on February 30, 1987. His school records fortify the evidence of his age.The court said the doctor, under the law, would ideally be considered as a “child in conflict of law”, only he is too old to be called that at this age.Again, there is no good in sending the 32-year-old doctor now before a Juvenile Board, as is usual in the case of juvenile offenders.“Instead, we are of the opinion that the ends of justice would be met by directing the petitioner who is now a registered medical practitioner aged 32 years, practising in Murshidabad to perform community service,” the Supreme court suggested.Punishment upheldThe Supreme Court’s suggestion was seconded by the State of Uttar Pradesh, which found the planting of trees as an apt punishment for the doctor.“The learned counsel for the State suggested that this obligation of performing community service could be met with by a direction to the petitioner to plant trees. We accept the suggestion made by the learned counsel for the petitioner and direct the petitioner to plant 100 trees within a period of one year,” the Supreme Court concluded in its five-page order recently.last_img read more

Look at the positives, we took 20 wickets: Dhoni on poor Test show

first_imgdhoni dhoni SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL ‘Not too far from a win’Dhoni said the fact that Indian bowlers are taking 20 wickets in a match is a sign that the side is never too far from a win. “If you are not able to get 20 wickets, you can’t win a Test match irrespective of whether you are playing in India or you are playing outside. But that is the big positive. We are taking 20 wickets,” he said.“This means we are always in a position to win a Test match. Once you start scoring runs, you are there,” he added.The Jharkhand stumper, who led the Chennai Super Kings in the first eight editions of the IPL before it was suspended in the wake of the 2013 spot-fixing scam, said he was happy to be back at the franchise. “I never thought of playing for any other franchise other than CSK. Chennai is my second home. Fans here have adopted me as one of their own,” Dhoni said.“A lot of people approached me, I can tell you that. But I can’t think of not coming back to CSK. What we have been through, how we have conducted ourselves, how the management has been. How the fans have been. This is a special place. So that thought of being in any other franchise was never a question,” he added. Apart from Dhoni, CSK also retained Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja. sport South Africa end India’s nine-series winning streak cricket The under-fire Indian Test team today got the backing of former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who said there are quite a few positives to pick despite the drubbing handed out by South Africa—the prominent one being the bowlers’ performance.Virat Kohli’s world no.1 India are trailing 0–2 in the three-match series after heavy losses in Cape Town and Centurion. The third and final Test is scheduled to be held in Johannesburg from January 24.“I would say look at the positives. To win a Test match you need 20 wickets and we have taken 20 wickets. If you can’t take 20 wickets, what is the next thing? You look to draw a Test match,” Dhoni, who has retired from Tests but continues to be a part of India’s limited-overs teams, said at a press conference here. “How you can draw a Test match is by giving less runs and by scoring runs,” he told reporters here at a promotional event.center_img × Published on January 19, 2018 Pacers put India on cusp of famous win against South Africa COMMENTS COMMENT RELATED last_img read more

Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 could be game-changers. Here’s why:

first_imgNokia’s comeback has captured the imagination of the world ever since HMD Global took to the stage at MWC 2017 back in February. The Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 represent a new Nokia, whose battle scars have healed and is roaring to have a go at reclaiming lost glory.Nokia’s fall from grace started when the company failed to respond in time to the advent of touch screen smartphones and the new era of app based ecosystems. When they finally came around to admitting their mistake and mounting a serious attack, they chose Windows Phone over Android, which proved to be a fatal mistake.Microsoft’s takeover marked the beginning of the end and the Nokia name scampered away from everyone’s minds. Now though Nokia is coming back and this time with Android in tow. The company behind this renaissance is a Finnish company called HMD Global which was given the right to design and make Nokia branded phones in 2016.With the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, HMD Global has attempted to infuse a modern ethos into the traditional qualities which made Nokia phones so sought-after – hassle-free user interface, exceptional build quality, long battery life and sleek looks.Also Read: Nokia’s decision to stick with stock Android is a stroke of geniusWith a focus on the mid-range and budget market, HMD Global has companies like Xiaomi, Lenovo and Motorola in its sights. Here are the main reasons why Nokia’s three Android smartphones could shake up the sub Rs 20,000 smartphone market in India:advertisementStellar looks, tank-like build qualityThe Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 are made from premium materials and look sleek and svelte. In fact, the design of all three smartphones outstrips their price by a fair margin. Additionally, what is even more important is that the designs look original and a lot like Nokia smartphones of old.The top of the line model, Nokia 6, is crafted from seamless precision-milled solid block of aluminium, a procedure which HMD Global claims takes 55 minutes to machine. Additionally, the smartphone also receives two separate anodising processes, taking over ten hours to complete, with each phone being polished no less than five times.Even the mid-range Nokia 5 is made from a single piece of aluminium. The antenna lines on the back have been moved to the top for a clean and minimalist look. The Nokia 3 looks the most like old Nokia Lumia smartphones as it sports a sculpted poly-carbonate body which is paired to an aluminium frame for rigidity.Nokia 6While the phones look good, they are also built well. Nokia phones of old were known for their legendary build quality – a trait best seen in the iconic Nokia 3310, whose stories of durability have become the stuff of legend. A lot of people were worried that the new Android smartphones would not be able to live up to its lofty predecessors.Thankfully, HMD Global seems to have made build quality a top priority while designing these phones. JerryRigEverything, a popular YouTuber who performs durability tests and teardowns on smartphones, was shocked to see just how well built the Nokia 6 is. The device has a metal-midplate held down by a whopping 19 screws that is sandwiched between the metal back and the screen. This adds a ton of rigidity to the smartphones and makes it almost impossible to bend or damage the smartphone easily.While currently only the Nokia 6’s build quality has been put to the test, I am sure HMD Global would have put the same level of thought and care into designing the Nokia 3 and 5 as well.Pure, secure and up to dateWhich processor does the smartphone have? What is the amount of RAM? Is the GPU powerful? These are the questions people tend to ask while buying smartphones and as a result manufacturers have adopted a habit of stuffing their smartphones with unneeded hardware without giving even a single thought to software optimisation.Almost every Android smartphone out there is running such a distorted version of Android that it fails to look like Google’s operating system altogether. These heavily skinned user interfaces cause lag, slowdowns and come with a lot of bloatware and clutter. What’s worse is that a majority of them are never updated to the latest version of Android and some don’t even see a single update in their lifetime.Nokia 5A smooth and clutter-free software experience is almost as important as the hardware inside. There is a reason why the iPhone is still arguably the fastest smartphone in the world without having crazy high-end internals. HMD Global seems to have understood the importance of hardware-software optimisation. The marketing for the three phones reads – “pure, secure, and up to date”.advertisementWhile the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 do not come with high-end internals, they all come with 100 percent stock Android out of the box. This is a breath of fresh air and will be the single biggest distinguishing factor between the Nokia phones and their rivals.The icing on top of the cake is the fact that all three smartphones also come with the promise of timely updates. HMD Global has promised new versions of Android in a timely manner as well as monthly security updates. This is a big deal, especially at a time when the flag bearer of stock Android outside of Pixel/Nexus – Motorola is coming under criticism for failing to provide timely version updates and has been non-committal to monthly security updates.Offline sales, Nokia’s brand valueNokia is a brand that once enjoyed an iconic status throughout the world, especially in India. The name Nokia was synonymous with phones and represented a new age of communication that broke barriers and changed perceptions. That is why Nokia’s fall from grace was as harsh as it was painful for Nokia fans and loyalists to watch.Even now, the Nokia brand name commands a lot of respect and love and represents trust. The frenzied reaction to the launch of the Nokia 3310, with the phone out of stock in many stores across the country, is proof of how much love people still have in their hearts for Nokia.  In such a scenario, the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 have a definite leg up their competition, most of which comprises of smartphones from Chinese OEM’s which do not come even remotely close to offering the same level of brand value that Nokia does.Nokia 3To make matters worse (for the competition), the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 will be available offline (Nokia 6 will be sold exclusively via Amazon India). Primary competitors like Xiaomi and do not have any offline retail presence in the country and are only available via e-commerce websites like Flipkart and Amazon India.The truth of the matter is that a majority of Indians buy smartphones offline, either by choice or out of need. While e-commerce has witnessed remarkable growth in the country, a lot of people are still hesitant to buy expensive products like smartphones online. Some are wary of being cheated, some are scared of credit card hacks and some just prefer seeing a smartphone in person before dispensing their hard-earned money.In such a scenario, Nokia’s dual online-offline strategy will help bring in the numbers from all segments of the market. The Nokia 6 is set to conquer the online market, while the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 will stand ground at brick and mortar stores.Price, specifications and availabilityNokia 6The Nokia 6 has been priced at Rs 14,999 and will be sold exclusively via Amazon India. It will not be sold via offline retailers. It will be available for registrations from July 14.advertisementThe top of the line model is powered by a Snapdragon 430 processor paired with 3GB of RAM, the Adreno 505 GPU and a 3,000mAh battery.  It features a 5.5-inch fullHD display with Gorilla Glass 3 on top, 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded via a microSD card (up to 256GB) and a fingerprint sensor up front.The Nokia 6 comes with a 16MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus paired with an 8MP shooter at the front for selfies.Nokia 5The Nokia 5 has been priced at Rs 12,899 and will be sold exclusively via offline retailers. Just like the Nokia 3310, the Nokia 5 will not be sold online. It will be available from July 7 onward.The smartphone is powered by the same Snapdragon 430 processor found in its pricier sibling paired with 2GB of RAM, a 3,000mAh battery and the Adreno 505 GPU. It comes with a 5.2-inch 720p HD display with Gorilla Glass on top, 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded via a microSD card (up to 256GB) and a fingerprint sensor.On the imaging front, the Nokia 5 comes with a 13MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus and an 8MP camera at the front.Nokia 3The Nokia 3 has been priced at Rs 9,499 and like the Nokia 5, will be sold exclusively via offline retailers. It will be available from June 16 onward.The cheapest of the three, the Nokia 3 comes with a 5.0-inch 720p display, 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded via a microSD card (up to 256GB), the MediaTek MT6737 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 2,650mAh battery and the Mali-T720MP2 GPU.Also Read: Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3: Top specs, features, India price & everything you must knowlast_img read more

Romelu Lukaku strikes twice more as Manchester United thrash CSKA

first_imgShare via Email Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Champions League CSKA Moscow Topics Reuse this content The home crowd continued to roar their team on though they were quietened by United’s third. Again, CSKA succumbed to the Martial-Lukaku combination. The No11 bounced a cross in, Vasili Berezutski air-kicked and there was Lukaku for a 14th goal in 11 appearances this season, his 10th in nine for United. He was close to a first United hat-trick when later taking aim from 25 yards, Akinfeev scrambling to his left to beat the ball out.Of Lukaku, Mourinho said: “It is a great achievement but it is only possible with a good team. Without a good team it is not possible and the team is playing well. They are amazing numbers for Romelu. He is humble and wants to learn and improve all the time. I think ambition is there and I don’t think he is going to be very impressed with your great words because I think he knows when things aren’t going well your [media] words are also strong in a negative way. I trust he can keep performing for us.”De Gea’s class is such that when called upon after United’s flurry of goals he could still react expertly to keep out a Fedor Chalov effort and at the interval it remained 3-0, with the contest surely over. CSKA’s sole hope appeared to be to try to get one back early in the second half and see where this might take them.They swept forward in a move that ended with Golovin firing over De Gea’s bar from outside United’s area. Yet this was a brief respite as the Martial‑Lukaku axis came close to breaching CSKA once more when some razor‑sharp play ended with the former snapping a pass to the latter right in front of Akinfeev and the Belgian should have hit the net rather than the goalkeeper.Next up Ashley Young, the right wing-back and United’s captain for the night, swung a rare cross in from his side and Blind rose, though he failed to direct his header. When Mkhitaryan smashed home United’s fourth after Martial’s attempt was repelled by Akinfeev the match became the proverbial stroll for United.This proved the Armenian’s last act as Jesse Lingard replaced him. From here United toyed with Russia’s second-placed side of last year, though Konstantin Kuchaev scored with a low shot from a narrow angle near the close. Read more Share on Facebookcenter_img Read more Mourinho called this the “strongest” display from teams he has managed against CSKA, having done so with Chelsea, Internazionale and Real Madrid. “That was my best team. It is true,” Mourinho said. “I came here and faced very good teams but I think this was the strongest performance. Today we were really strong and it was my strongest performance here.”Mourinho had made five changes from the 1-0 win at Southampton on Saturday. Marouane Fellaini, Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia did not travel because of injury and Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata were dropped to the bench. In came Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof to a three‑man defence. Mourinho also drafted in Daley Blind as left wing-back, Ander Herrera into midfield, and Martial to attack.United’s opening goal arrived on four minutes and was started and finished by Lukaku. The No9 spun a pass out to the left that was perfectly weighted into Martial’s path. The Frenchman cut inside and dropped the ball on to the head of Lukaku, who beat Igor Akinfeev to his left from a few yards out.David de Gea ensured the lead was not conceded within a few seconds. CSKA attacked and an Aleksandr Golovin miskick became a pass that rolled to Alan Dzagoev. The No10 pulled the trigger but De Gea dived to his right to steer the ball out for a corner. CSKA gained nothing from this and soon United were 2-0 up. Henrikh Mkhitaryan was upended by Georgi Schennikov in the area and Jonas Eriksson pointed to the spot. The referee was booed and so was Martial but the Frenchman coolly rolled the ball to Akinfeev’s left as he dived right. Manchester United have maximum points from their two Champions League outings and return home from Moscow in buoyant mood. From the first to last whistle they coasted to a win that means José Mourinho’s side have now scored 28 goals in nine outings this season.United owed this victory to the superb Anthony Martial, who created both of Romelu Lukaku’s goals, scored a penalty and generally terrorised CSKA Moscow whenever he took possession. match reports Manchester United Atlético Madrid 1-2 Chelsea: Champions League – as it happened The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football Share on Messenger Share on Pinterestlast_img read more

Blazing his Own Trail, Thomas J. Carroll Talks Career and Personal Style

first_img The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather Born in the Pacific Northwest and raised with a keen sense of the outdoors while being polished for the venture world,Thomas J. Carroll serves as Chief Investment Officer at Avant Global, a Santa-Barbara based global business advisory firm. He leads the company’s investment strategy in new ventures.As told to The Manual:I grew up independent of the influences around me and blazed my own trail. Spent most of my time building projects, exploring the forests and waters that surround us, while also soaking up the penetrating value of now legacy companies that were born in the PNW (Costco, Starbucks, Microsoft, Boeing, etc.) There is a scent to the air we breathe, crispness to the water we drink, and an acuity in how our minds craft value. I love to lean in and over to see where the horizon is taking shape, playing with innovation and disruption to become a catalyst of creation for what is impossible. Having an imagination at 28 is arguably the greatest gift I am blessed with. Never lose the kid in you.My style speaks to my personality at its core. You can think of me as quick and clean as The Transporter in a tailored suit or a laid back philosophical visionary in my Birkenstocks and Katin cotton shirt from Santa Barbara. I keep my style well defined but am always ready to throw a piece in so to change up the speed of an image. I like being both things at once, I find balance in that.As for my personal style:Jeans: Civilianaire 11 OZ Gold Selvage Denim & 3×1 M5 & Filson Shirts: Lululemon (cotton or workout), David Donahue, Patagonia, Peter Millar, Gitman Brothers, Filson Pants: Lululemon Commission Pant, Citizen Gage Classic Suits: Don’t wear them unless strictly required (grey or blue Hugo Boss if so) Shoes: PF Flyers, Birkenstock Boston Habana, Santoni loafers, or Allen Edmonds Accessories: Lululemon, hats from resorts, no watches unless swimming in ocean or hiking (Suunto watch).Outerwear: Patagonia, Kuhl, Brooks Brothers Favorite cologne: Tom Ford Noir Extreme Favorite app: SonosFavorite piece of technology: QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones from BoseNext style/gear purchase: Venroy (going Aussie style for summer) Best Weekend Sales on Menswear and Gear: Huckberry, Allen Edmonds, J. Crew, and More What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul Patagonia Goes 100% Sustainable with New Line Called Shell, Yeah! Editors’ Recommendations The Big List of Brands with Lifetime Warranties: Buy It Once, Have It Foreverlast_img read more

GL briefs Uganda on developments

The delegation had the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Uganda based in Nairobi, T. Raueenthiran and Velupillai Kananathan, the Imperial Group of Companies chief executive officer, among other officials. External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris has briefed Uganda on the post war developments in Sri Lanka, the Uganda government said in a statement.G.L met Uganda Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi in Kampala yesterday and discussed the war and trade ties between both countries. Mbabazi noted that in the past Uganda depended wholly on external funding for infrastructural projects but this was not sustainable.  He explained that “the government can now support a wide range of development initiatives due to increased revenue collections.”The Prime Minister underscored peace as the foundation for every development effort.He saluted Sri Lanka for defeating the Tamil Tigers, an opposition rebel group that had fought to dislodge the elected government there for a long time. The Premier hailed diplomatic ties that date far back in 1972 and attributed the low trade between the two countries to exports in generally similar commodities which do not attract high demand from either country. “We have faced some turbulence in our political life because our instability began in 1966 when the Constitution was overthrown, up to 2005 but Ugandans are happy now that this is past and we are focusing on industrialization,” Mbabazi said.The meeting was also attended by the Minister of Information and National Guidance, Mary Karooro Okurut, among others. Prof. Peiris said terrorism was hurting his country but that was being tamed and was confident that the country “is now stable” and developing her tourism potential. He decried foreign domination, thanking Uganda for support to his government, headed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.Peiris said about 65% of his country’s energy requirements come from hydro-electric power and called for increased harnessing of the natural resource to benefit especially the women in rural areas. read more

UAE to extend labour rights awareness to Sri Lanka

Last week, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), Dubai, issued a booklet titled; “A Guide Book for Foreign Workers” to be distributed among 100,000 expatriates this year alone before covering “at least a million of them in the near future,” according to the GDRFA senior official.“It [the guidebook] will be in the hands of every worker in Dubai as part of a new plan to enhance their living experience in the country and avoid falling into troubles,” said the Deputy Director General of the GDRFA-Dubai and Chairman of the Permanent Committee of Labour Affairs in Dubai (PCLA), Major-General Obaid Muhair Bin Surour. Colombo was represented by one of the leading suppliers of manpower to the UAE. Last year, the Dubai Police released statistics of their followers on social media with Colombo registering huge traffic. The MoHRE minister said the Lankan MoU stipulates “mutual activities and programmes, including awareness programmes, to be carried out to inform the contractual parties of their rights and obligations towards each other.”The Sri Lankan minister said the MoU “underscores the keenness of both countries on developing cooperation to ensure transparency between the contractual parties at all stages.”The memo stipulates that a standard job offer and employment contract will be submitted by the employer to guide the workers to review the descriptions of jobs available on the ministry’s system. Under the agreement, only recruitment agencies registered at the ministry are able to offer recruitment and employment applications for domestic workers that have been submitted by employers.The recruitment agencies are tasked with sending the job offer to the employee in their home country and listing the obligations of the labour contract. The contract will be signed by the employer and employee upon the arrival of the latter to the country. (Colombo Gazette) Al Hamli said the MoU is “meant to regulate the activities of recruitment agencies working in both countries to ensure that Sir Lankan workers are recruited in line with the principles of transparency and respect for law.” As the country marches on with the guidance of prospective domestic workers and labourers, the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has announced extension of awareness programmes to Sri Lanka following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the Ministry entered with Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Employment, Gulf Today reported.The MoU paves the way for a “new stage of cooperation between both countries to ensure a balanced and effective management of the contractual work cycle in line with the laws and regulations applicable in the UAE,” said MoHRE Minister Nasser Bin Thani Al Hamli. He was flanked by his counterpart, Thalatha Athukorala. In case of dispute between the employer and worker, a complaint shall be submitted to the competent department in the MOHRE, which seeks to settle the dispute within a specific period of time or to refer the dispute to the concerned courts. read more

UNICEF helps Namibia combat first deadly polio outbreak in 10 years

With polio infecting 34 people in Namibia within a two-week period after a 10-year absence, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is seeking urgent funding for a mass vaccination campaign to immunize the entire population of some 1.8 million in the southern African country against the often paralyzing and sometimes fatal disease. “We’re helping the Government gear up for door-to-door vaccination along with outreach to the far, far corners of the country, as well as fixed-site vaccinations in the cities and towns,” UNICEF country representative Khin-Sandi Lwin said, noting that 5 million vaccine doses were needed to fight the outbreak, which has so far killed seven people.“Going from 1 case to 34 cases within a two-week period, it’s quite alarming. Because it’s a population-wide issue, the whole entire population of the country needs to be immunized. It’s a small population in a very vast country so we have to go out to every small community that’s spread out throughout the country,” she added.Some 1,500 teams of vaccinators and 1,800 vehicles will be required to carry out this massive exercise. Experience in outbreak response has shown that quick and repeated vaccination campaigns reaching the target population are highly effective. With such intervention, most outbreaks are stopped within 6 to 12 months. Three of the 34 suspect cases of sudden paralysis are under investigation; 3 have been positively identified as polio. The majority of these cases involve people over 20 years of age, which is highly unusual. The poliovirus is more likely to cause paralysis in adults than in children, and also leads more often to death. Data gathered so far suggests that the affected adults had not been immunized, or were under-immunized. Since the virus mostly affects young children, vaccination campaigns typically target those under the age of five rather than a country’s entire population. The origin of the outbreak has not yet been determined. But according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO), the virus may have come from neighbouring Angola, which reported its most recent case in November. As long as the virus circulates anywhere, all countries face a risk of importation.Namibia has a functioning routine immunization programme and meets international standards of surveillance for acute flaccid paralysis, a possible sign of polio. “UNICEF has to support the Government very quickly but our funding is very limited, so the first thing on the agenda is to raise the funds for the vaccines and for a major logistical operation,” Ms. Lwin said. Worldwide incidence of the disease has been cut by 99 per cent since 1988 thanks to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative spearheaded by national governments, Rotary International, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), WHO and UNICEF, with a coalition that includes non-governmental organizations (NGOs), corporations, foundations and development banks.But the initiative faces a funding gap of $85 million for this year and a further $400 million for 2007 and 2008. read more

Fancy tickets to a live Colm ORegan talk in a Temple Bar

first_img Wednesday 20 Mar 2019, 8:13 AM Image: Penguin Books There are strange sightings of people who aren’t local driving 4x4s with a yellow reg, a man bun requesting kefir in the restaurant and a quad bike at a funeral. Short URL 15 Comments Image: Penguin Books By team 14,091 Views Source: Penguin BooksIf you’d like tickets for the event in The Gutter Bookshop, we’re giving a few away. All you need to do is send us an email at to nab a ticket or two.Colm O’Regan’s new book is out tomorrow, 14 March, and is priced at €14.99. Mar 13th 2019, 8:46 PM Fancy tickets to a live Colm O’Regan talk in a Temple Bar bookshop? Comedian Colm O’Regan will be at The Gutter Bookshop next Monday to talk about his new book – and we have tickets for it. Updated Mar 20th 2019, 8:13 AM COMEDIAN AND COLUMNIST Colm O’Regan is probably best known for his amusing musings on RTÉ Radio 1’s Drivetime, and work on the BBC’s In The Balance and Talking Business. The author of three best-selling books, including Irish Mammies and Bolloxology, will be at The Gutter Bookshop, Temple Bar at 6.30pm Monday 25 March to talk about his new book: Ann Devine: Ready for her Close Up.His latest book tells the story of mother Ann who, described as a “riddle, wrapped up in a fleece, inside a Skoda Octavia”, joins the Kilsudgeon Tidy Towns Committee.“Yet all is not neat and tidy in Kilsudgeon,” so goes the description. Share2 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Smith Nephew to pay 22 million to settle Greek bribery case

first_imgThe US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the US Ministry of Justice alleged the British company bribed Greek doctors for almost ten years to buy its products. Smith & Nephew said it had reported evidence of improper payments by a distributor in Greece whose contract had been terminated in 2008. Smith & Nephew was fined to pay more than $22 million. The SEC claimed Smith & Nephew and its subsidiaries used a distributor to create a slush fund to make illicit payments to Government employed doctors. The scheme involved making payments to three shell companies in the UK. The funds were used to pay bribes to the Greek doctors in return for buying its orthopaedic products which included hip replacement.A SEC complaint filed in Washington said it appeared company subsidiaries were paying for marketing services but none was performed. Kara Novaco Brockmeyer, head of the SEC’s foreign corrupt practices unit said: “Smith & Nephew’s subsidiaries chose a path of corruption rather than fair and honest competition.” The SEC maintained the company had ignored numerous “red flags” of bribery payments from employees. Smith & Nephew had agreed to pay the fines without admitting or denying the allegations said the SEC. The company has made provisions to cover the fines and appoint an independent monitor to review a compliance programme. Additionally the British drugs giants GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca have both revealed that they are under investigation for suspected breaches of the Act, and last year the US firm Johnson & Johnson paid $70m to settle claims that it paid doctors in Greece, Romania and Poland in return for them agreeing to use its surgical implants in hospital procedures. Source: WSJ Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Dead Rising 4 Coming to a PlayStation 4 Near You on December

first_img Hands-On: ‘Stranded Sails’ Is a Relaxing Farm Sim AdventureHere’s an Hour of Incomprehensible ‘Death Stranding’ Gameplay Stay on target When it originally launched late last year, Dead Rising 4 was released as a console exclusive for the Xbox One. That exclusivity deal is set to expire this December, which means Capcom’s zombie-slaying title (that’s not Resident Evil) will soon be available to PlayStation 4 owners. The newly christened Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package features the same core game everyone remembers but bundled with a host of new features and add-ons.Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package is set to have all of the post-launch difficulty settings and upcoming updates. It will have a new mode called “Capcom Heroes,” where protagonist Frank West can don various costumes inspired by Capcom characters. Each costume comes with its own special moves specific to each character. Expect all of the costumes and weapons from the Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack, Frank Rising, and Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf to be available at launch. Bonus content such as the Street Fighter Outfit Pack, My Bloody Valentine Pack, Candy Cane Crossbow, Slicecycle, Sir-Ice-A-Lot, Ugly Winter Sweater, and X-Fists will be available as well.Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package will only set PS4 owners back $50. Even though they had to wait a year, getting the full game with all of its content for less than it cost back in 2016 isn’t a bad deal. Those who did buy Dead Rising 4 when it originally came out on Xbox One, Steam, and Windows 10 will get the “Capcom Heroes” mode as a free update. This means that, come December, Dead Rising fans across all platforms (save the Switch) will be on equal footing. Everyone wins!Capcom promises additional updates on Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package in the months leading to its release. Will we get news about how the game will be enhanced for the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X? Stay tuned to find out.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Nintendo Labo Toys Wed Like to Build

first_img ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Ring Fit Adventure’ Is a Nintendo Switch Exercise RPG With Labo, Nintendo made us all jealous of today’s kids. The Nintendo Switch was already nifty enough with its ability to swap between console and handheld play. But the recently revealed Labo line of accessories and games allows the tablet and detachable controllers to become a whole range of smart cardboard toys and robots. In case you missed it, here’s what all the nerdy DIY maker STEM children will be getting their hands on this 4/20 starting at $69.The initial Labo sets include “Toy-Con” pianos, RC cars, fishing rods, houses, motorcycle handles, and an entire mech suit cobbled together from failed Wii U demo “Project Giant Robot.” But beyond these confirmed kits the trailer shows off potential Labo birds, driving pedals, arcade joysticks, and little men who collapse when they vibrate too hard. Very relatable.Since it’s literally cardboard, Nintendo could let kids make whatever they want with Labo. And the toys seem so appealing that we suspect Labo will be a big hit that continues past these first two sets. That sparked our own crazy imaginations as to what other Labo toys may be on the horizon. So these are our humble suggestions for Nintendo Labo toys we personally would like to build.A Creepy Puppet and/or Real BoySome kids play with toys with their friends. Others use toys to make up for their lack of friends. A creepy Nintendo Labo puppet could fill both needs. Put the Switch screen in its chest like a Teletubby. Maybe it uses the IR camera to scan a rough approximation of your emotions and react accordingly. And if you wish hard enough, that cardboard smart dummy might just become a real boy.WarioWare GamesThe WarioWare series is a brilliant deconstruction of minigame collections and game design itself. It’s long past time for Nintendo to bring it back and Labo might just be the perfect avenue. The overarching WarioWare plot has that greedy greasy jerk demanding players make their own games for Wario to profit off of. But with Labo, Wario can now force you to build entire new physical video game accessories and systems, all in fifteen seconds of course.Steel Battalion MechThe Steel Battalion series is infamous for its absurd control schemes. The first two games forced players to control mechs using gargantuan controllers with no less than 40 buttons and sticks. There was a windshield wiper button! Steel Battalion on Kinect went in the opposite direction and ditched the controller for a full-body motion control giant robot experience. Nintendo Labo could bridge the two, allowing you to build your own dumb complicated mech you then get to become.A Weapon to Surpass Metal GearThere are a lot of iconic elements in the Metal Gear Solid series. Solid Snake. The twist in part two. The delivery of the phrase “Metal Gear?!?” But when thinking of this classic stealth series, who doesn’t remember hiding inside a plain old cardboard box to evade foes? Metal Gear was combining cardboard and gaming long before Labo, but Labo might be the cardboard video game to finally surpass Metal Gear.Fallout TechThe post-apocalyptic world of Bethesda’s Fallout series is littered with bootleg scrap technology plucked out of the future of the 1950s. And sometimes that tech falls into the real-world like the collector’s edition wrist-mounted Pip-Boy. Paying in bottle caps and playing with cardboard are already a perfect match. Plus, Bethesda is already all in on Switch with Skyrim, Doom, and Wolfenstein ports. Complete the set with Fallout Labo.Failed Nintendo AccessoriesJust as the Nintendo Switch draws inspiration from past Nintendo systems, Nintendo Labo draws inspiration from past Nintendo accessories. Why make specific plastic guns and steering wheels and tennis rackets for Switch, like the Wii, when they could just be cardboard? In that spirit, we’d like to see past failed weird Nintendo accessories get a cardboard resurrection with Labo. Cardboard Power Glove, cardboard Virtual Boy, cardboard R.O.B., cardboard Wii U.Bitcoin MinerBitcoin! Everyone is getting in on this hot new cryptocurrency trend before it ruins all of our marriages and global economies. And it’s already affecting video games. PC enthusiasts are finding it tough to buy high-end graphics cards because Bitcoin miners keep scooping them up. So Nintendo Labo should just lean into this. Let kids build their own cardboard Bitcoin mining machine and take home (a portion of) the profits. Nothing sketchy about that.Buy it now!Super Mario OdysseyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Nightflyers and the History of SciFi Horror

first_img In the early days of science fiction, the genre was a pretty optimistic one. Sure, the bold adventurers might run into opposition from alien life out there in the void, but at the end of the day sci-fi was about man’s triumph over the unknown. The increasing scope of human knowledge and ingenuity would give us the tools we needed to surmount any interplanetary challenge.That didn’t last, obviously. Seminal sci-fi works like The War of the Worlds freaked us out, as Orson Welles’ radio drama whipped the populace into a panic. As soon as man actually touched the endless void, we realized it was more than a little scary. The rise of the horror genre coincided with the maturation of sci-fi, and the two have been inextricably linked for decades.Early science fiction stoked the human fear of the unknown with stories of grotesque aliens from beyond coming to our planet to conquer or kill us all. It also tapped fears of technology running out of the control of its inventors, creating monsters of various sorts from Frankenstein on forward.What makes horror such a satisfying subgenre of science fiction is the way it combines so many basic human fears into a single package. Claustrophobic? Try being in a spaceship that you literally cannot leave. Afraid of wide open spaces? Space is the original wide open space. Alien creatures can combine the visceral horror of snakes, spiders, and other beasts that trigger instinctual reactions in our primitive brains. It’s a very potent canvas to paint all sorts of stuff on.Nightflyers, now airing on SyFy, taps the pedigree of Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin to deliver a fresh take on some of the genre’s most time-tested tropes. The ten episode show — based on a 1980 novella that had also been made into a 1987 feature film — hits some of the sweet spots right out the gate. A small crew on a lone ship venturing into the unknown? Check. Unseen threats and mysterious life forms? You got it, buddy.If this all sounds familiar, it should — it’s note for note the same threats we saw in what might be the touchstone movie for sci-fi horror, Ridley Scott’s brilliant 1979 Alien. Based on a script by Dan O’Bannon, Alien played out like a haunted house in deep space. The crew of the Nostromo is returning to Earth in suspended animation when their onboard computer hears a distress signal and, by company policy, wakes them to investigate it. It turns out to be a parasitic life form that lays eggs in one of them. The eggs hatch in a classic gross-out and rapidly grow into a sleek, black predatory creature that stalks from the shadows and leaves just one crew member alive.Monsters hiding inside unsuspecting people is a major trope of horror, and three years later John Carpenter would touch on that theme in his The Thing. Again, it taps into very specific themes — isolation, paranoia and the fear of the unknown, as a shape-shifting creature is extricated from the Antarctic ice and proceeds to terrorize the skeleton crew of a research station.Even before those two films, though, one of the most critically acclaimed sci-fi movies of all time folded in scary elements into its surreal, wide-ranging plot. The majority of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 deals with the evolution of human consciousness, aided by a mysterious monolith, but the sequence set aboard the Discovery One craft on its way to Jupiter is pure psychological horror. Astronauts Dave Bowman and Frank Poole have to deal with to the ship’s onboard HAL 9000 computer, which develops a kind of paradoxical sentience and tries to murder them. This theme — Man’s creations run amok — is core to a whole strain of science fiction of which Nightflyers comfortably belongs.Here’s the pitch for the show, if you haven’t tuned in yet. Earth is on its last legs (true), and the last best hope to save us all lies in the knowledge of an alien race called the Volcryn. Unfortunately, they don’t seem interested in communicating with us, so a colony ship called the Nightflyer is dispatched to meet them with a telepath onboard to facilitate non-verbal diplomacy. Needless to say, because this is horror (and a George R. R. Martin joint), things go horribly wrong pretty quick, with the crew suffering bizarre hallucinations and Thale, the psychic, held responsible. Cue paranoia, tension, and terror.In the original novella (spoilers follow here, so be warned), the malevolent force besieging the ship is captain Royd Eris’ deceased mother, herself a powerful psychic who cloned herself a son to use as a puppet plaything. Even in death, she maintains her incredible abilities, which she has imprinted on the ship’s AI, allowing her to become a literal ghost in the machine. That twist came pretty early in the TV version, at the end of the third episode, and since then the show has just amped the source material up even further.Doing horror for television is a different beast than in the relatively compact running time of a movie, and Nightflyers — which was adapted into a feature film in 1987 – knows that. The rhythm of tension and release at the core of effective scaring needs a lot of variety to pull off for eight hours, so in addition to the big scares — open space, mental manipulation, rogue AI – the show throws in an agoraphobic commanding officer, a genetically engineered crew member and more. But horror is also at its best when it’s lean, and that’s where the show strays.There’s just too much going on here — with the big twist coming less than a third of the way through, Nightflyers has to keep pushing the envelope to varying levels of effectiveness. By the eighth episode we’ve had a pregnancy, a plague, a murderous little girl, a ship of space cannibals and more, and returns are diminishing. Showrunners have said they see it being a multi-season series, which is even harder to do in horror – eventually you need to resolve that tension or else the mystery will lose potency.Nightflyers was aired on an accelerated schedule, with SyFy premiering a new episode every night for ten days and then putting them immediately up online. If you didn’t tune in, our verdict is in the middle – the show has some great aesthetics and clever character concepts, but when we compare it directly to the titans of the genre it doesn’t stack up. That said, what does? Nightflyers does boast some truly solid performances, impressive and sometimes truly shocking gore and interesting meditations on the nature of perception and reality. Unfortunately, this one doesn’t look like it’ll be a Game of Thrones-level hit, but dude has plenty of money anyways.More on Reveals Most Binged Shows and Movies of 2018New ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Teaser Will Chill You to the Bone8 Nostalgic Board Games Based on Sci-Fi Flicks Stay on target ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… last_img read more

Harry Maguire looking forward to facing Man Utd

Harry Maguire looking forward to facing Man Utd

first_imgLeicester City defender Harry Maguire can’t wait to get started against Manchester United in Friday’s season-openerThe 25-year-old had been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford all summer following his impressive displays for England at the World Cup that saw the national side reach the last four of the competition for the first time since 1990.While Maguire was believed to have been keen on moving to United this summer, a move failed to materialise with Leicester boss Claude Puel even mocking the media about it afterwards.But the Maguire has put the setback behind him and is now looking forward to facing the Red Devils for the 2018/19 Premier League opener on Friday night.“Can’t wait for the season tomorrow,” he wrote on social media last night.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding ar Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…Maguire incidentally scored a late equaliser for Leicester the last time the two sides met in December 2017.Can’t wait for the season to start tomorrow. ⚽️?? #lcfc— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) August 9, 2018last_img read more

Breast Cancer is Two Times Higher in the Caribbean Compared to the

Breast Cancer is Two Times Higher in the Caribbean Compared to the

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago,  December 16, 2016 –  In a recent study, researchers from CARPHA and the US CDC found that the rates of death from cervical cancer, breast, prostate and colon cancer are 2-9 times higher in the Caribbean compared to the United States. Only lung cancer was higher in the USA.The study also reported that prostate cancer, a common cause of death among Caribbean men, accounted for 18%-47% of cancer deaths, while lung cancer accounted for 5%-24% and was the second highest cause of cancer deaths among males.   Breast cancer, the main cause of cancer death among females accounted for 14%-30% of cancer deaths; and are up to two times higher compared to the USA.“The large number of deaths from these types of cancers is very alarming since they are mostly preventable. Breast cancer can be detected early and treated successfully.  Cervical cancer is perhaps the most preventable through education, vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV), screening, early detection and treatment,” said Dr. James Hospedales, Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency.Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the Caribbean, according to the study, published today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).   This is the first time that information on cancer mortality for the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean is published in a prestigious peer review journal.In some of its key findings, the study highlights prostate cancer as the leading cause of death among men of African descent from the Caribbean as well as in the United States and Africa.   The researchers found that for both men and women, colon and rectum cancers are the third most common cause of cancer death in the Caribbean.The leading causes of cancer deaths in the Caribbean can be reduced through prevention, screening, early detection, and effective treatment for cervical, breast and colorectal cancers.“Research has shown that adopting healthy lifestyle choices can contribute to the reduction of cancer cases and as a consequence deaths and costs from the disease in our Region”, said Dr Hospedales.   Prevention measures include avoiding use of tobacco, limiting alcohol use, eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, keeping a healthy weight, and being physically active.CARPHA is committed to working with key partners to reduce the burden of cancer in the Region.   The Agency is collaborating with CDC, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and other global partners to develop and implement the IARC Regional Cancer Registry Hub for the Caribbean.   The Cancer Registry Hub, which will provide essential technical support to strengthen cancer registration for improving cancer prevention and control in Member States, will be launched in 2017. The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews #MagneticMediaNewscenter_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more