Girl who consumed poison after being gangraped dies Kolkata Police

first_imgKolkata: A Class X student who consumed poison after being allegedly gangraped died at SSKM hospital in Kolkata on Friday, police said.The incident took place on Saturday in West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district and the girl allegedly consumed a pesticide the next day. She was rushed to Kolkata and admitted to SSKM Hospital. Police officers said four people, including a minor, have been arrested in connection with the case. According to police sources, the girl had gone to meet her boyfriend on Saturday. Her boyfriend called his other friends and they allegedly raped her in a deserted field, the sources said. They added that the accused shot a video of the act and threatened to circulate it if she revealed anything. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja After returning home, the girl told her family members about the incident and later consumed a pesticide. Her family members have lodged a complaint with police. Police have arrested four accused, but the family said the prime accused is still absconding. According to police, three accused have been sent to police custody and the minor has been sent to a welfare home. “Raids are on to nab the others,” said an official.(With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

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ECOSOC president holds first ever meeting with Pope to advance humanitarian agenda

The two focussed on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adopted by the UN Millennium Summit of 2000, that seek to slash a host of social ills, including extreme poverty and hunger, diseases and lack of access to health care and universal primary education, all by 2015.Mr. Osorio noted that ECOSOC, a founding UN Charter body which focuses on the economic, social and environmental challenges facing the world, works with many UN agencies that collaborate with faith based organizations to tackle humanitarian and developments needs around the globe. He voiced the hope that the Vatican can see in the Council a useful platform to pursue its efforts towards a fair international order, noting that many of the UN’s humanitarian targets echo calls made by the Holy See to build a more humane world for all. read more

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Midwives can prevent twothirds of deaths among women and newborns – UN

The report urges countries to invest in midwifery education and training to contribute to closing the glaring gaps that exist. Investments in midwifery education and training at agreed international standards can yield – as a study from Bangladesh shows – a 1,600 per cent return on investment.“Midwives make enormous contributions to the health of mothers and newborns and the well-being of entire communities. Access to quality health care is a basic human right. Greater investment in midwifery is key to making this right a reality for women everywhere,” said Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director.When trained and supported by a functional health system, midwives can provide 87 per cent of the essential care needed for women and newborns, and could potentially reduce maternal and newborn deaths by two thirds.WHO says the new report sets a clear way forward to encourage governments to allocate adequate resources for maternal and newborn health services within national health sector plans.Midwives have a crucial role to play in the achievement of Millennium Development Goals 4 (decrease child death) and 5 (increase maternal health).Despite a steady decline in maternal deaths in the 73 countries that are covered in the report – dropping yearly by 3 per cent since 1990 – and newborn deaths – decreasing by 1.9 per cent per year since 1990 – there is more these countries need to do to address the severe shortage of midwifery care.Today, only 22 per cent of countries have potentially enough midwives to provide life-saving interventions to meet the needs of women and newborns, which leaves over three-fourths (78 per cent) of the countries with severe shortages in proper care. As the population grows, so does the gap in critical resources and infrastructure, unless urgent action is taken. “The State of the World’s Midwifery 2014,” launched by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), together with the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and the World Health Organization (WHO), also calls for more to be done to address the severe shortage of midwifery care across low- and middle-income countries.The report, launched in Prague at a major conference of midwives, notes visible progress has been made since the inaugural study was released in 2011.Thirty-three of the 73 countries covered in the report have implemented efforts to improve workforce retention in remote areas, and 20 countries are increasing the recruitment and deployment of midwives. Additionally, 52 of the countries have improved data collection to address health staff shortages and education standards.But these countries are home to 96 per cent of the global burden of maternal mortality, 91 per cent of stillbirths and 93 per cent of newborn mortality, yet they have only 42 per cent of the world’s physicians, midwives and nurses.In 2013, an estimated 289,000 women and 2.9 million newborns died – the vast majority due to complications or illnesses that could have been prevented with proper antenatal care or the presence of a skilled midwife during delivery. State of the World’s Midwifery 2014: Challenges …Impact …Key actions read more

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Studies prove Mediterranean diet benefits

first_imgDoctors in the UK are urging those who are at risk of cardiovascular disease to consider adopting the Mediterranean diet, rather than relying solely on medications like statins.A paper published last week in healthcare journal Prescriber claimed that almost 80 per cent of cardiovascular disease is caused by “modifiable lifestyle factors such as nutrition, physical activity and smoking”.Though research on the Mediterranean diet and its protective effects stems back some 20 years, academic dietician Catherine Itsiopoulos tells Neos Kosmos an appreciation of the diet’s benefits has gained momentum in medical circles in the last 12 months thanks to a growing body of evidence.“The Lyon Diet Heart Study published in the late 1990s demonstrated that people who were put onto a Mediterranean diet had a 70 per cent reduced risk of developing a second heart attack, as opposed to those on the low-fat diet.“That was quite remarkable and a lot of people wrote about it, but it wasn’t believed by the cardiology world,” says Dr Itsiopoulos.Leader of La Trobe University’s Mediterranean diet research group, Dr Itsiopoulos says she chose the traditional Cretan diet as the group’s main reference model. “It’s really a post-World War II peasant-style diet; people who lived in a rural area in villages and survived on food from the land. So it’s a fresh food diet with minimal or no processed foods, predominantly plant foods with a ratio of four to one of plant food versus animal food, with extra virgin olive oil being the main fat used in cooking and in salads.”The research group has been using the diet to manage a range of chronic diseases such as heart disease, as well as diabetes, dementia, and even depression. But the study that really put the diet on the map was published in 2013 in Spain. In the largest clinical trial to date, 7,500 people of middle age and at high risk of heart disease took part.Two-thirds of the group were put on the Mediterranean diet – half supplemented with extra virgin olive oil and the others with nuts – and a third placed on a low fat, high carbohydrate diet.After five years the results were overwhelmingly in favour of the southern European diet. “Those on the Mediterranean diet, whether it was olive oil or nuts, had a 30 per cent less chance of developing or dying from heart disease, and a 52 per cent less chance of developing diabetes,” says Dr Itsiopoulos. While medications can be extremely effective in targeting the affected area, in the dietician’s experience “it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to be healthy”, with the drug managing a single risk factor, often accompanied by side effects. So if the evidence has existed for so long, why has it taken health professionals this long to get on board?“It’s the weight of the evidence; one trial doesn’t change practice. Now we have multiple systematic reviews featuring the Mediterranean diet,” she says.No matter how many trials are conducted showing healthy lifestyle changes impact positively on heart disease and cholesterol, Dr Itsiopoulos says it all depends on the individual’s risk profile. “Statins are very widely used and in some people who have high levels of cholesterol and very low levels of good cholesterol, they may need to go straight onto medication, which is effective very quickly. “For someone who’s got mildly elevated lipids, then having a trial of diet first is something that’s quite acceptable in the medical profession.“Primary prevention is the key. You should always focus on diet and lifestyle. It’s better not to have a condition, rather than have something that we need to treat.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Varicelle cinq régions fortement touchées en France métropolitaine

first_imgVaricelle : cinq régions fortement touchées en France métropolitaineLe réseau Sentinelles vient d’annoncer dans son dernier bulletin que la varicelle sévit dans cinq régions de France métropolitaine. Le dernier bulletin hebdomadaire du réseau Sentinelles fait part de cinq régions en France métropolitaine particulièrement touchées par la varicelle. Une hausse qui s’avère soudaine en vue du nombre de cas estimé la semaine précédente à 22 malades pour 100.000 habitants, considéré comme un taux considéré. À lire aussiQuelles sont les maladies médiévales et exotiques qui font leur retour en France ?Cette semaine, la région la plus affectée par la varicelle est la Bourgogne qui comptabilise 171 cas pour 100.000 habitants, vient ensuite le Languedoc-Roussillon et l’Auvergne qui comptabilisent respectivement 88 cas et 59 cas enregistrés pour 100.000 habitants. Vient enfin la Lorraine et la Champagne-Ardenne sous la barre des 50 cas. Selon l’OMS, la varicelle est une maladie très contagieuse qui concerne généralement les jeunes enfants et dont le virus se transmet par contact cutané ou par voie respiratoire par l’intermédiaire de gouttelettes. Si la maladie reste bénigne chez l’enfant, elle peut devenir très dangereuse chez l’adulte lorsqu’elle se transforme en pneumonie ou encéphalite.Le 25 mars 2011 à 12:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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ALIV Assists in Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, September 13, 2017 – Nassau – ALIV, The Bahamas’ newest mobile network, has begun assisting those throughout the county affected by Hurricane Irma. Senior executives from the telecommunications company travelled to several of the affected islands once the “all clear” was given to assess the damage and see how best the company could assist.Chief ALIV Officer Damian Blackburn, said the company remains committed to quickly delivering on its mandate to assist Bahamians whenever they are in need.“We at ALIV stand for helping the people of The Bahamas in their time of need,” Mr. Blackburn said. “We will stand alongside the government to assist where and however we can. The people of The Bahamas are important to us and it is important for us to be there for them in their time of need. The restoration process throughout The Bahamas will take time, but ALIV remains committed to working with the government, our customers and communities to recover and rebuild.”Blackburn along with Chief ALIV Media Champion, Johnny Ingle travelled to Bimini on Monday and assisted Biminites by immediately giving out care packages. Chief ALIV Innovator Dwayne Davis travelled to Ragged Island and Chief ALIV Business Developer Gravette Brown travelled to Inagua, both making assessments and assisting where there was a need.Over the next few weeks, ALIV has made additional plans to assist those most affected by Hurricane Irma. Last week, ALIV began assisting evacuees from the southern islands by providing them with a care package upon their arrival to New Providence. The package included a free smartphone with a free phone plan for a week among other ALIV branded items.ALIV network and infrastructure assessments began immediately upon the ‘all clear’ and to date, no damage has been found on any ALIV-owned or operated equipment. Assessments are ongoing. Mr. Blackburn noted however, that ALIV customers experienced no service interruptions.ALIV currently has network service in New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco Eleuthera and most recently Bimini, and currently a total of 142 live towers throughout these islands. Through national roaming, ALIV subscribers can use their devices throughout the entire Bahamas.ALIV is planning to launch in all the major Family Islands by the end of 2017 and throughout the entire Bahamas by early 2018. Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting 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+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Meredith Takes Over Business Ops for Martha Stewart Living

first_imgMeredith Corp. will be taking over the business operation of Martha Stewart Living through a 10-year licensing agreement, the companies announced today. Terms include having Meredith take over all non-editorial functions of the brand—ad sales, marketing, circulation, distribution and production. The agreement also folds in sales and marketing of Marthastewart.com and Marthastewartweddings.com. Martha Stewart Living editorial staff will remain in place, but Meredith will be bringing over some sales and marketing staff from MSLO, including head of advertising Amy Wilkins.  The brands will be housed under Christine Guilfoyle, senior vice president, group publisher of Meredith’s Women’s Group. Wilkins held publisher roles at Meredith prior to joining MSLO. But not everyone will be transitioned. While MSLO says operating income is expected to improve by $10-$15 million as a result of the deal, there will be a restructuring charge of approximately $2-$3 million due mostly to severance. The deal is further recognition that the publishing group doesn’t quite fit in with MSLO’s increased focus on retail and merchandising. Publishing revenues were down $8 million in the first half compared to 2013, according to company financials. Operating losses were improving though, a $4.6 million loss in the first half compared to a $6.7 million loss last year.”Fundamentally, we are a content and design creation company with a peerless and globally recognized brand,” says MSLO CEO Dan Dienst. “This transaction enables us to remain focused on our core competencies, permitting our Company’s resources, and management’s attention, to be centered on driving growth in our merchandise vertical over the coming months and years.”The arrangement, which includes the U.S. and Canadian editions, takes effect November 1, 2014 and distribution of the magazines by Meredith will start with the February 2015 issue of Martha Stewart Living and the winter 2014 issue of Martha Stewart’s Real Weddings. Meredith also has rights to MSL’s digital video library, and the company plans on adding that content to its own scaled up video content and sales efforts. Martha Stewart Living is published 10 times a year with a rate base of 2 million, says the company. Weddings is published quarterly. The digital assets average 8 million monthly uniques, per comScore.last_img read more

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Fishermen Debate Merits of Possible Southeast Mine

first_imgThe Klehini River valley near the Palmer Project north of Haines. (Photo by John S. Hagen)A Canadian company is exploring copper and zinc deposits at the Palmer Project site north of Haines. It’s not even a proposed project yet – but it’s is already dividing the community of Haines. One group having a hard time forming consensus on the issue is the commercial fishing fleet in the Northern Lynn Canal.Download AudioVancouver-based Constantine Metal Resources has found promising deposits at the Palmer site in the last few years and joined forces with a Japanese investing company.The site is about 40 miles north of Haines, near the Canadian border and the Klehini River, which drains into the Chilkat River. The recent developments have people in Haines staking out positions on whether a future mining operation would benefit or hurt the community.The Lynn Canal Gillnetters is an organized group that met recently in a closed meeting to discuss its position on the Palmer Project. It did not come to an agreement. Fisherman Norm Hughes was at the meeting.“We were split down the fence like most issues in the Chilkat Valley, whether it’s fishermen talking about specific issues or it’s the community talking about issues. I’d like to hear more from the mine,” Hughes said.Will Prisciandaro attend the meeting. He belongs to the Lynn Canal Gillnetters and is also the Haines representative on the board for United Southeast Alaska Gillnetters or USAG. He opposes having a mine near the Chilkat River because of potential effects on the watershed and salmon habitat. However, he thinks if the company keeps finding promising deposits, the mine will move ahead anyway. He says fishermen need to watch the project’s progression, even if it’s not yet in the permitting phase for a mining operation so that they don’t miss the opportunity to express their opposition and concerns.“I don’t believe it’s too early to start talking about it,” Prisciandaro said. “There are not as many permits being applied for right now because it’s in the exploration phase, not a development or mining phase. But it’s definitely something we should keep an eye on.”Bill Thomas is a long-time Haines fisherman and was also at the recent meeting. He’s less concerned about a potential mine at this stage of the process when there’s so few details about what that operation would look like.“You know, Chicken Little is still alive,” Thomas said. “We can’t react to something we don’t know about.”He says talk about acidic runoff or tailing damn breaches – like the recent Mount Polly disaster in British Columbia – aren’t relevant at this stage and only create fear. Alaska and U.S. environmental regulations are not like Canadian mining regulations, he says.“People try to compare us with the Canadians,” Thomas said. “Wrong. Canadians are less stringent on their restrictions. We’re very strict.”Prisciandaro says even if some fishermen support the development of a mine, he would think they would want to advocate for the protection and safety of the watershed and salmon for the area’s biggest source of income – commercial fishing. Haines has nearly 180 skippers and crew who commercial fish. The industry landed $11.5 million in seafood in Haines in 2012 and that meant about $326,000 in fish tax to the borough.Prisciandaro says if the Palmer Project becomes a mining operation, he wants fishermen to have input in the design.“We want to get them to consider the best interest of the fish and valley, to protect water quality and use best management practices to limit any impacts if the mine does go forward, Prisciandaro said.Thomas, meanwhile says as resources extractor themselves, fishermen shouldn’t squeeze out other industries, especially one that promises local jobs.“We don’t want to be labeled as against other people to extract what they think is right,” Thomas said. “We get to extract salmon and we sometimes over harvest and we don’t get criticized for it when they don’t meet their escapement goals. We have more impact on the resource than some resources extractors like logging or mining or what. So that’s why I’m just going to sit back and see what happens.”The struggle to either welcome or oppose an incoming industry isn’t new for small communities, says Meredith Pochardt. She’s the executive director of the local Takshanuk Watershed Council. The council does not have a stance on the Palmer Project, but she says it’s a discussion that the entire community is going to have to have at some point, if the project keeps developing.“As a community, whenever you’re looking at any development potential it doesn’t really matter what it is, it’s important to look at the social, economic and environmental impacts and both sides of that positive, negative, what it will actually means for the community to have this proposed development,” Pochardt. “And with fish it fits all three of those.”Prisciandaro says if Lynn Canal Gillnetters is able to come to an agreement on a stance about the Palmer Project, USAG will also likely weigh in. The issue is on the agenda for discussion at the next USAG board meeting. Other state fishing organizations may also become involved, if the local fishing fleet takes a stand either way and asks for support as the project continues to move toward development.last_img read more

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Durr Erupts for 47 Points as No 3 Louisville Routs No 10

first_imgThe Cardinals wrap up regular season play on the road at Pittsburgh on Sunday at 2 p.m. Print Friendly Version Photo Gallery Sam Fuehring added 12 points and grabbed 12 boards for her fifth double-double of the season. Louisville took their first lead of the game at 6-4 on a 3-pointer by Durr. The Cardinals then held the Wolfpack scoreless for over six minutes to extend their lead to 31-8. Box Score (PDF) Seniors Postgame Video LOUISVILLE, Ky. –  Asia Durr scored 47 points on senior night to tie her career-high and the program-high, while knocking down an ACC record 11 3-pointers, as No. 3 Louisville beat No. 10 NC State 92-62 on Thursday night at the KFC Yum! Center. Story Links Highlights Walz Postgame Video center_img After ending a 9-0 NC State run to open the second quarter, the Cardinals kept the Wolfpack scoreless for the final three minutes of the half and took a 53-28 lead into the break. The Wolfpack hit a three after the break to cut the lead to 24, but would not get any closer the rest of the way as Louisville sailed to a 92-62 win. The Cardinals improve to 26-2 and 13-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference with the win, while NC State drops to 24-4 and 11-4 in league play with the loss. Louisville shot 52 percent from the floor in the win, while committing just five turnovers. Dana Evans scored in double-digits for the 17th time this season with 15 points, six assists, and three rebounds. Durr scored 47 points on 17-27 shooting from the floor, while shooting 11-17 from 3-point range.  She opened the game with 22 points in the first quarter, while going 8-11 from the floor and 6-8 from deep. UofL finished the first quarter with 10 assists on 14 buckets and shot 14-19 from the floor, while building a 36-13 lead. Her 17 field goals also tied the program record for the most made in a game.last_img read more

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Facebook Working on Oculus Go Quest Enterprise Editions

first_imgFacebook is looking to launch enterprise edition versions of its Oculus Go and Oculus Quest virtual reality (VR) headsets this year, according to a job listing published late last week. The listing spells out broader plans to bring augmented and virtual reality technology to the enterprise, starting with dedicated enterprise versions of the two headsets.“Starting with VR, we are building an Oculus Go and Oculus Quest Enterprise edition expected to launch in 2019,” it reads in part. “Are you excited about how VR and AR can change the future of work? Join us to make it a reality.”Facebook in the past launched Oculus for Business as a dedicated bulk purchasing program for companies looking to dive into VR. A company spokesperson told Variety Monday that the enterprise edition products will be part of its existing business offerings. She declined to share any further details. It does appear that these new enterprise editions will go a lot further than the company’s existing bulk purchase program. The person hired for the job will have to “design and develop enterprise features into Oculus mobile VR system applications,” get Oculus hardware and software ready to be used in corporate trainings, adhere to the stricter security rules in enterprise environments and “work with external developers innovating on future-of-work experiences,” according to the job listing.Facebook’s enterprise ambitions could be bad news for competitor HTC, which has increasingly focused on corporate clients for its latest VR headsets. After first releasing its HTC Vive Focus standalone headset for consumers in China, the company launched it in Europe and the U.S. as an enterprise product. This includes a dedicated commercial licensing and support plan dubbed Advantage.The fact that companies like Facebook and HTC are increasingly focusing on enterprise VR usage can also be seen as a response to lower-than-expected headset sales to consumers. Facebook is hoping that its upcoming Oculus Quest headset, which offers immersive VR gameplay without the need for a PC, will finally catch on with consumers. The headset, which will be priced $399, is scheduled to be released to consumers this spring. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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Music for the soul

first_imgDelhi is set to go on a  spiritual ride as Punjabi Academy and Department of Arts, Culture and Languages will organise a three-day event Gurbani Sangeet Samagam 2014 starting 18 April. The Kirtan darbar will feature the renditions of a number of spiritual singers from Delhi, Patiala and Jalandhar. The first day of the darbar will be featuring Bibi Ashupreet Kaur from Jalandhar, Ragi Harbans Singh Ghulla Ji Bhaini Sahib and L K Pandit from Delhi.On the second day, Bibi Ishwanik Kaur from Delhi, Bhai Avtar Singh Garna Sahib And Gurunam Singh from Patiala will be delivering a spiritual environment in the form of Kirtan. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The last day of the darbar will have performances from Ragi Baljit Singh from Delhi, Barkat Sindhu Monga and Bhai Gurmeet Singh Shant from Jalandhar. The Delhi government established the Punjabi Academy to propagate and promote Punjabi language, literature and culture as an integral part of composite culture of the city. Ever since its inception, the academy has been playing a role in the proliferation of Punjabi literary and cultural activities in the spheres of music, folk dances, seminars, symposia, short story, poetry, novel, etc.When: 18-20 AprilWhere: Surtal, Talkatora GardensTiming: 7 pm onwardslast_img read more

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Keep UptoDate With Business Tech

first_img 2 min read Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Q:Computers, mobile phones and other technologies seem to be improving by the minute. How do I stay current with today’s ever-changing technology?A: The first step is to decide which technologies are most important to your company. Take a quick inventory of your needs and the technologies you use most around the office, why you use them and how you use them. This step will focus your research so you’re no longer trying to keep up with every piece of technology that hits the market. Some other tips:Read up. Technology and trade magazines, blogs and newsletters can keep you informed. Many trade magazines offer a technology section targeted to your industry. Sites like www.technorati.com also include product blogs and articles for business owners.Talk to a techie friend. Most of us know someone who works in the technology field or simply loves technology and is hip to new products. Ask this person to have coffee or lunch with you occasionally to catch up on technology trends.Ask other entrepreneurs. When you’re networking at events, bring up the topic of technology to learn what other entrepreneurs in similar industries are using at their companies. Another thing to consider is how current you really need to stay. In general, if the technology you have still works for you, you may not need to upgrade just yet.More SolutionsUpgrading Your IT EquipmentHow to Cut Tech CostsHow to Find IT Help Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global November 21, 2006last_img read more

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Trans father could forever change UK rules on birth certificates

first_imgn Canada specifically, Gemma Hickey’s birth certificate victory last year, changing it from ‘male’ to X, was a first for the country.Furthermore, Canada’s federal government said they will soon offer a third gender option on passports.A rising trendOther countries around the world are adopting similar stances.In the United States, places like California and Washington began offering third gender options on various official documents. For states that don’t offer it, people are taking to courts to challenge the refusal.Earlier this year, both Russia and Greece made it easier for trans people to change their birth certificates.For the former, people no longer need to have gender affirming surgery for the change. In Greece, meanwhile, trans people no longer need surgery or sterilization.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . His child was born before he legally transitioned. , He then filed for a gender recognition certificate.The man wants to be identified as the child’s father or parent on a birth certificate.They said the birth registrar told him the law requires people who give birth to children to be registered as mothers, according to PA.The man has taken legal action against the body set up to administer statutory provisions relating to the registration of births and deaths after complaining of discrimination.He says forcing him to register as the child’s ‘mother’ breaches his human right to respect for private and family life.The man says such ‘interference’ is not proportionate or necessary in the light of changes which have ‘evolved in society’.In a hearing in London’s High Court, Jusitce Francis said this issue has never been raised in an English or Welsh court.The judge will make a decision after a trial in September.It’s come as there have been other changes to certificates.In Canada, activist Joshua Ferguson received the first non-binary birth certificate earlier this year.‘It’s a victory for me. It’s a victory for the trans community,’ they said. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) If a trans man wins a historic human rights battle, he could forever change British rules on birth certificates.The man granted anonymity by the courts is a single parent. GAYSTARNEWS- Four trans people sue Ohio for banning gender changes on birth certificatesIndiana under investigation over discrimination against same-sex parentsRicky Martin is celebrating trans rights in Puerto RicoRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-father-could-forever-change-uk-rules-on-birth-certificates/last_img read more

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Bulgaria Skeletons treated for vampirism found

first_img How men can have a healthy 2019 New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Top Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories center_img SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) – Bulgarian archaeologists say they have unearthed centuries-old skeletons pinned down through their chests with iron rods _ a practice believed to stop the dead from becoming vampiresAccording to Bozhidar Dimitrov, head of the National History Museum in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, two skeletons from the Middle Ages were found in such a state last weekend near the Black Sea town of Sozopol. 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Comments   Share   Check your body, save your life He said Tuesday that corpses were regularly treated in such a way before being buried in some parts of Bulgaria, even until the beginning of the last century.Widespread superstition led to iron rods being hammered through the chest bones and hearts of those who did evil during their lifetimes for fear they would return after death to feast on the blood of the living.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterClick the cover to view the ebrochureAPT has launched a sneak preview of its 2020 Europe brochure with a fresh new look and feel, making a bold statement that luxury is not just a five-star hotel or extravagant pool: “it is an all-encompassing experience, where everything is all taken care of and all-inspiring, so your clients can live fully in each and every unforgettable moment”.To celebrate the launch, APT is offering “Superdeal” savings, including a ‘fly free’ promotion when booking before 30 April 2019. The offer is available on select itineraries across all 2020 departures and cabin categories. What’s more, book selected holidays that include a river cruise of 14 nights or more in select cabin categories, and clients can fly business class for $1,995 per person.Other Superdeals include Companion Fly Free, Air Credits and No Solo Supplements on select itineraries.Spanning from Portugal to Russia, all of the best-selling itineraries are on offer again in 2020, and an exciting range of new discoveries await.NEW: Western Front ExplorerDelve into World War I history as you explore the battlefields, shrines and memorials that are found along the Western Front. Explore Ghent, Antwerp and Bruges, teeming with medieval and classical wonders. You’ll also explore The Netherlands, where cuisine, culture and art take centre stage.NEW: Grand Voyage of EuropeThis is APT’s most in-depth journey on Europe’s waterways. The Balkans offer dramatic gorges, cobblestone streets, historic vineyards and medieval towns. Glide along the Danube, where Budapest and Vienna shine, before continuing along the Main and Rhine to Amsterdam.NEW: Majestic DanubeSee the best of the sights on the Danube river on APT’s newest river ship, the MS AmaMagna. Features include some of the largest suites in river cruising with full outside balconies, multiple dining venues, heated pool, Zen Wellness Studio, intimate Sundowner vessel and leisure platform.NEW: Oberammergau Passion PlayThe residents of Oberammergau come together to put on a performance like no other: The Passion Play, conveying the story of Jesus of Nazareth. The 42nd once-in-a-decade Passion Play will be held in 2020, and APT has a reserved seat waiting with your name on it.NEW: Best of Portugal & FranceThree rivers in one journey. Absorb Lisbon’s ancient ruins and mountains before cruising the Douro River. Cross into Spain with a stay in Madrid, then fly to France where you’ll taste gourmet delights along the Rhône and uncover a world of history and art on the banks of the Seine.NEW: Captivating Cornwall & CotswoldsOn this Small Group Journey you will be treated to the authentic Cotswolds village experience, as well as admiring the seascapes of Cornwall and savouring lunch at Rick Stein’s Café.NEW: A Swiss FairytaleIf your ideal fairytale involves horse-drawn carriage rides, wine tastings and plunging into the world’s best alpine landscapes, then this is the journey for you. See Switzerland spring to life on this intimate discovery, where you’re so close to nature that one of your stays is literally on a lake.NEW: Secrets of The BalticsDiscover the hidden gems of the Baltics, including Mazmežotne, the islands of Muhu and Saaremaa and unique wildlife. Also not to be missed are the gourmet delights served in Riga and a cooking class in Trakai.View the brochure online at aptouring.com.au/why-choose-apt/brochuresGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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Nishikant, 2015 12:42 am Siksha Mitra (adhoc primary teachers) holding a protest at rail track in Kannauj on Monday. that year Army Day fell on January 15,now called Amethi. The last spell of rains at the fag end of the monsoon season had allowed farmers to grow a host of vegetables which are now arriving in hordes at the Pune marketyard. Raina and Deepak Hooda took the total past the?and is recognized by the government. 2013 2:02 am Related News Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari will address a rally in Mathura on October 30 ?collapse, Dylan meanwhile thanked the Swedish Academy that awards the prize for enabling him to see his songs as works of literature.

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LeT and the Haqqani network had been included in the BRICS joint declaration due to concerns about their violent activities in the region. On 6 March, 2014 2:01 am Related News The highest total after three knockout matches at Eden Gardens in this Vijay Hazare Trophy is 242. although we can be sure that the masters of evil will do their best to sabotage this incipient trust. England 145 for the loss of five? Kohli not happy. And there is Pascal? China has come a long way in Asia since 1955./ His body drenched in blood/ on the steps/ of the Jaffna Library. He succumbed to his injuries in a hospital two days later.

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