Is the right to vegan food a human right Ontario firefighter argues

first_imgAn Ontario firefighter alleges his human rights were violated when he was not provided sufficient vegan food while battling a massive blaze in British Columbia.Adam Knauff has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario against his employer, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, over his treatment and subsequent suspension while fighting a fire near William’s Lake, B.C., in 2017.“The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry discriminated against me and failed to accommodate my sincerely held ethical beliefs (creed) when it failed to provide me with food that accommodated my personal commitment to ethical veganism, and then disciplined me and suspended me because I attempted to assert my right to accommodation of that sincerely held ethical belief,” he wrote in his application to the tribunal.The ministry, in its response, denied Knauff’s allegations of discrimination and human rights violations.The case centres on whether veganism is a form of creed — the definition of which was expanded by the Human Rights Tribunal in 2015 to include non-secular beliefs.Knauff, based in Kenora, Ont., has worked with the ministry since 2008 and is often dispatched outside the province. He filed the complaint based on the grounds that his creed was not accommodated.“I am an ethical vegan in that I not only follow a vegan diet, but I extend the philosophy of non-consumption of animal products to all other areas of my life,” he wrote. “I do not think that humans have the moral right to oppress other beings, or to cause them pain and suffering.”Knauff, now 40, arrived in northern B.C. on July 15, 2017, and was one of about 1,000 firefighters battling a massive forest fire — working 14 to 16 hours per day.About 10,000 homes were evacuated in William’s Lake, and the only store open was a Tim Hortons that police were helping run, he wrote in his complaint. He said the ministry had long known about his dietary constraints, and he had also filled out a standard food information form for the trip.“On some days during my deployment to William’s Lake, I was not provided with any food that was vegan or not otherwise contaminated with animal products, and therefore forced to go hungry,” he wrote.On July 16, he ate salad and side dishes. The next day, he wrote, there were no vegan meals, so he ate plain bagels and coffee from Tim Hortons. The day after that he was given “beans, oatmeal and fruits.”“After working 16-hour days for four days with inadequate nutrition I began to feel physically ill and mentally groggy,” Knauff wrote. “Until that point I had been trying to push through my hunger and exhaustion, sustaining myself on nuts and fruits.”He complained to the supervisor who said he’d “work on it,” the documents say.On July 20, he wrote: “The only source of protein in my dinner was a single black bean.” The next two days he had “inadequate dinners.”He asked for personnel to buy tofu during one of their service runs. He got three blocks of tofu, gave it to the camp’s chef, but never saw it again, he wrote.Things came to a head on July 23 when he was looking forward to a big barbecue dinner, where vegan burgers would be served.But, he wrote, the chef handled beef patties before touching the vegan patties with the same gloved hands.Knauff said he swore at the chef, who swore back. His supervisor gave him a warning, he wrote.“No one seemed to take my ethical beliefs seriously,” he wrote.The next night at dinner, he was served stir-fry with no protein. He was promised beans the following day, he wrote.He took his plate to his supervisor and asked him if he could see any protein on his plate. The supervisor offered him protein bars.“I was upset and told him ‘no,’” and then he told him — with a curse word — to fix the problem.“I know that I should not have sworn … but I was starving, exhausted, humiliated and defeated,” he wrote. “I had reached my breaking point.”But the real breaking point came the next day when he picked up his lunch, where, he alleged, half of the food was non-vegan.He poured it out in front of food staff and said, repeatedly, “this isn’t vegan.”That’s when his supervisor sent him home.The ministry says Knauff was sent home and suspended three days without pay due to his “inappropriate, insubordinate, unprofessional and aggressive behaviour.” He was also banned from fighting fires outside the province for the remainder of 2017 and all of 2018. The ministry also alleges Knauff threw the non-vegan food at staff, which Knauff denies.Base camp was difficult for all involved, as was trying to feed 1,000 firefighters with the closest towns with open stores hours away, the ministry says.It also argues that Knauff’s “vegan status is a sincerely held lifestyle choice, but does not meet the legal definition of creed.” It further argues that it “supported the employee and accommodated his food restrictions as if it were a component of his health needs or part of a recognized creed.”Camille Labchuk, the executive director of the advocacy group Animal Justice, said it hopes to intervene in the case because veganism in the workplace isn’t limited to Knauff.“Ethical veganism has never been ruled a form of creed,” Labchuk said.“This is a test case, but it’s important to have a clear statement from the tribunal.”Liam Casey, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

LinManuel Miranda And Vanessa Nadal Offer Chance To Attend Hamilton London Opening

first_imgLin-Manuel Miranda, his wife Vanessa Nadal, and Prizeo, the online platform that democratizes giving, announced today that they are offering the chance for one lucky fan and a guest to attend the West End opening night of the musical Hamilton in London on December 21, 2017.Beginning Nov. 13, Miranda and Nadal are inviting fans to make a donation to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and UK-based nonprofit 10:10 at prizeo.com/hamilton. For only $10, donors will receive 100 entries for the grand-prize opportunity to join the opening night celebration in London’s West End, including two VIP tickets to the performance at the Victoria Palace Theatre, two tickets to the exclusive opening night after-party, a meet-and-greet and photo with Lin-Manuel, roundtrip airfare, and hotel accommodation for two at five-star Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, located in the heart of London. The Prizeo campaign closes Dec. 6.Lin-Manuel and his wife Vanessa announced this campaign with a video in partnership with NRDC and 10:10. Watch here: prizeo.com/hamilton.“With Hamilton’s first international production, we think it is appropriate to tackle an issue that affects the international community: climate change,” Miranda said.Vanessa Nadal continues, “Yes, climate change is real. The U.S. federal government just this month released a comprehensive scientific report concluding that humans are the major cause of global temperature rise. And we see that humans around the world are paying the cost with extreme weather events and resulting devastation. We want to bring awareness and help slow the tide.”NRDC is an international environmental nonprofit working to safeguard the earth — its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends — for nearly 50 years. NRDC’s team of scientists, lawyers and policy experts are at the forefront of the international fight against climate change, from informing United Nations negotiations, to blocking the Trump administration’s attempts to derail U.S. progress, and building up clean energy sources from America to Asia.“From hurricanes to drought, wildfires to heat waves — no one, and nowhere, will be untouched by the impacts of climate change,” said NRDC President Rhea Suh. “Despite the Trump administration’s best efforts, the international community is responding. We must continue to work together to usher in a brighter, more prosperous tomorrow for our children and for future generations.”In honor of the Hamilton opening in London, a portion of the funds will support 10:10, a London-based organization, which brings people together to take positive, practical action on climate change, at home, work, school or in their community. From installing solar panels, cooking up a vegan feast, celebrating the power of onshore wind, or lighting up places with LEDs, they are dedicated to cutting carbon. The funds raised through this initiative will support a tree-planting project in 10 communities at risk of flooding in the UK. Through the project, 10:10 is aiming to plant 100,000 trees between fall 2018 and spring 2019.“While many around the world are already feeling the impact of a changing climate, we’re still not doing enough to protect them,” said Amy Cameron, Director of Operations at 10:10. “But we have many of the solutions, what’s needed now is action – at a local, national and international level. Hamilton reminded us of the incredible things people have done in the past to create a better world for the future, now it’s up to us to do the same.”The Mirandas and Prizeo are coming together as concerned citizens to work together for change.“We are thrilled to be closing out the year with yet another incredible opportunity to join our friend Lin-Manuel Miranda at Hamilton,” said Jan Friedlander Svendsen, Chief Creative Officer of Charity Network, Prizeo’s parent company. “Not only can we not wait to see the show in London – especially the portrayal of King George – but we’re genuinely honored to work with Lin-Manuel and his family, all of whom are genuine philanthropists. The Mirandas never shy away from taking on challenges, big or small. Climate change is an urgent global issue, and NRDC is the perfect partner to affect meaningful change.”This campaign is launching in London with the support of official hotel partner the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, official promotional partner OfficialLondonTheatre.com and official media partner BroadwayWorld.The Hamilton in London campaign runs from Nov. 13 through Dec. 6 at prizeo.com/hamilton.last_img read more

Enbridge refuses to name 26 First Nations behind pipeline

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn this final part of APTN’s interview with the president of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipelines says the impact of the pipeline wouldn’t be significant.The interview aired on APTN Tuesday night. In the first part of the interview Monday John Carruthers said 26 First Nations have signed on to support the pipeline.When pressed for the names he said it’s not a secret who the First Nations are but Carruthers still wouldn’t say who they are.“The community will have to make that determination…whether or not they want to make that public,” said Carruthers.last_img

Grenada joins regional call at UN for action on climate change

“This is an existential issue for all countries, but in particular for those like mine that are small island developing States,” he said. “Our countries stand on the edge of a yawning abyss opened up by climate change.”Mr. Stuart also noted that Barbados, along with all the countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), urged all those taking part in the upcoming climate change conference in Paris to “commit to take individual and collective action to curb greenhouse gas emissions in line with our ambitious goal to hold global average temperature increase to well below 1.5 degrees Centigrade above pre-industrial levels.”Noting the devastating effects of Tropical Storm Erika on the Caribbean nation of Dominica, Mr. Stuart also took the opportunity to express his region’s “unwavering solidarity with and commitment to our brothers and sisters in Dominica and call on the international community to continue to help [the country] in its hour of need.”Also addressing the Assembly, the Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Timothy Harris, among others from the region, noted the importance of the climate change and the development of renewable energy sources. “The impacts of climate change are already being felt the world over,” said Clarice Modeste-Curwen, warning that without a successful legally binding agreement in Paris, “we will see climate change continue unabated.”She went on to note that the Assembly has already recognized the “unique vulnerabilities” of small island developing States (SIDS) regarding climate change, and urged the Security Council to “continue to give greater consideration to [their] special circumstances…in relation to both traditional and non-traditional security concerns.”Addressing the need for a climate change framework, she calleed for an “immediate consensus” on the issue, particularly with regard to financing. Turning her attention to the recent resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, Ms. Modeste-Curwen said “Grenada applauds the progress made in the recent rapprochement” between the two countries.“Grenada sees this peaceful resolution, through dialogue, as an example to be emulated between and among all States where violence, conflicts, and disputes prevail,” she continued. “However, Grenada joins in the call for the total lifting of the commercial and financial embargo imposed on the sister island of Cuba.”In his remarks, the Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel J. Stuart, stressed the importance of global cooperation to end climate change. Wilfred Elrington, Attorney General and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Belize, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session. UN Photo/Cia Pak Prime Minister Freundel Stuart of Barbados addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session. UN Photo/Cia Pak “Climate change for us is of utmost importance,” said Mr. Harris, “it remains an existential threat.”He added that the wellbeing of small island developing States (SIDS) was threatened by natural disasters, devastating floods, sea-level rise, persistent drought, coastal erosion, and ocean acidification.“They threaten food security and bring hardship on our people,” he said. “We would like consideration to be given not just to climate change adaptation and mitigation, but also disaster response, recovery and insurance,” he added, underscoring the financial burden of climate resilience initiatives.He also said his delegation welcomed the establishment of a SIDS facility that would “serve as a clearing house for implementation of climate related projects in small island developing States.”Mr. Harris also noted the importance of renewable energy resources, and said his country had “emerged as a leader in renewable energy development in the Caribbean” and is “working assiduously to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and so reduce our carbon footprint.”Meanwhile, the Attorney General and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belize Wilfred P. Erlington also raised the issue of climate change. “The accelerated phenomenon of climate change giving rise to the inexorable melting of the glaciers, the rising and warming of the oceans and seas, the spawning of super typhoons, hurricanes, tornadoes and floods, droughts, desertification and the indiscriminate igniting of conflagrations of gigantic proportions, are, increasingly attributed to anthropogenic interference with the climate system,” he said. “In its 70-year history, the United Nations has made notable inroads to combat climate change and to promote sustainable development,” he continued, but there is still work to be done.“Notwithstanding a commitment to tackle climate change, our efforts have been less than ambitious, and achieving a successor global emissions reduction regime hangs in the balance, not the least because finance and technology are conspicuously wanting, Mr. Erlington continued. “Worse yet, the failure of the world’s powers to agree to hold global average temperature increase to well below 1.5 degrees centigrade relative to pre-industrial levels will certainly condemn small island developing states and low lying coastal States.”In his remarks to the General Assembly, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, Arnold J. Nicholson, also highlighted the existential challenge posed by climate change for the people of SIDS.“A key part of our work will be to ensure that, as we implement the new development paradigm, we fully address the unique vulnerabilities of SIDS, and the persistent economic and social challenges of countries in special situations, such as Middle income Countries,” he said. Foreign Minister Arnold Joseph Nicholson of Jamaica addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session. UN Photo/Kim HaughtonMr. Nicholson also spoke of the devastation wrought on Dominica by tropical storm Erica. “It is an unfortunate fact that such events will certainly occur again. In fact, another member of our Caribbean family, the Bahamas is now being pummelled by Hurricane Joaquin,” he said. “In spite of this however, the international community can assure the impact of the next natural disaster on our small island and low-lying coastal countries is lessened by helping us to improve our resilience in the face of these increasing calamities.”The Minister then turned to intra-State conflicts and terrorist activities that “have transformed the geopolitical landscape and increased the threats to international peace and security.”He also made reference to “the brutal tactics of violent extremists such as ISIL [the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant], Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab,” and noted that “transnational organized crime and the presence of weapons of mass destruction continue to threaten international peace and security, while the proliferation of conventional arms in the hands of non-State actors poses a grave risk to many countries and regions.”The Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago, Dennis Moses, addressing the General Assembly, spoke of the threat of climate change, particularly for SIDS and least developed countries (LDCs). Foreign Minister Dennis Moses of Trinidad and Tobago addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session. UN Photo/Kim Haughton“Like many other small island developing States, Trinidad and Tobago is at high risk of being severely affected by the devastating effects of climate change,” and has therefore made mitigation measures a national priority, within the practical constraints of its limited financial capability.” He went on to say that climate change is closely linked to development.“Recognizing the need for bold and responsible action on the part of all Governments, albeit on the basis of common but differentiated responsibility, Trinidad and Tobago has adopted a proactive posture on this issue and has submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), ahead of the 2015 Paris climate conference,” he said.He said that the agreement reached in Paris should be legally binding, and ensure that an increase in average global temperatures were limited to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Also addressing the Assembly, the Minister for External Affairs for St. Lucia, Alva R. Baptiste, took up the issues of migration and climate change.Alva Baptiste, Minister for External Affairs, International Trade and Civil Aviation of St Lucia addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session. UN Photo/Kim Haughton“Today many of our Middle-Eastern brothers and sisters in Iraq, Libya, Syria and elsewhere find their lives transformed by graphic experiences of, disturbance, personal trauma, and in some instances much physical and mental pain,” he said. “Suddenly, the leaders and peoples of the European countries to which those migrants on the move have sought refuge, find themselves gripped by surprise and concern as they search to find the correct reaction to this humanitarian crisis,” Mr. Baptiste continued. “We can well understand the dilemma faced by receiving countries that have to balance their particular national interests against their wider global responsibility.”He also noted that “we want to encourage and assure them that the right thing can and must be done.”Turning his remarks to the subject of climate change, he said that “small States like Saint Lucia face growing insecurity as climate change unleashes increasingly deadly and destructive disasters upon us.” Prime Minister Timothy Harris of Saint Kitts and Nevis addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session. 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Week In Westminster – Week ending Friday 21 October 2011

DOWNLOADUK vehicle manufacturing up 7.4% in September184% increase of UK in-car digital radioJustine Greening appears in front of Transport Select CommitteeUK manufacturing output down 0.3% in AugustBIS report declares UK research base most productive in the worldDepartment for Transport publish annual bus statisticsWeek aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Un biologiste boucle un survol du pôle Nord à bord dun avion

first_imgUn biologiste boucle un survol du pôle Nord à bord d’un avion écoloDimanche, le biologiste slovène Matevz Lenarcic a atterri à Ljubljana après un périple de 15.600 km au-dessus du pôle Nord à bord d’un avion ultra-léger. Cette mission scientifique à risque s’est finalement bien déroulée.Le biologiste slovène Matevz Lenarcic a survolé le pôle Nord à bord d’un Pipistrel Virus-SW914, un avion ultra-léger (290 kg). Son objectif : réaliser des mesures de la pollution de l’air au-dessus de l’Arctique. Pour cela, le Slovène avait décollé le 22 avril dernier depuis l’aéroport de Ljubljana. C’est ainsi au même endroit qu’il a fait son grand retour après avoir parcouru environ 15.600 km.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Après l’atterrissage, le scientifique a confié avoir “rencontré plus de problèmes que prévu et cela a prolongé l’expédition”. En effet, sur le trajet du retour, Matevz Lenarcic a dû modifier son parcours et faire escale à Saint-Nazaire en raison de mauvaises conditions météorologiques et des difficultés de ravitaillement. Son périple s’en est trouvé rallongé de 14 jours. Au final, le survol du pôle Nord aura pris plus d’un mois. “Mais ce qui importe, c’est que l’avion et moi soyons arrivés sains et saufs”, a déclaré l’homme de 54 ans cité par l’AFP. Grâce à ce périple, il est devenu le premier pilote à rallier l’Amérique du Nord depuis l’Europe en avion ultra-léger, en passant par le pôle Nord. Au cours du voyage, le biologiste a réalisé des mesures de pollution comme prévu. Il a ainsi été surpris de constater que “les températures au pôle Nord sont beaucoup plus élevées que dans les zones alentour”. Il a également pris des photos et mesuré les niveaux de certains éléments polluants susceptibles de jouer un rôle dans le réchauffement climatique. Ces mesures ont été réalises à une altitude allant de 900 à 1.200 mètres, une altitude rarement explorée par les scientifiques. Néanmoins, il faudra encore attendre avant de connaitre les conclusions obtenues grâce aux données collectées. Le 27 mai 2013 à 20:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

SUV with trailer rolls on I5 near Battle Ground

first_imgA Vancouver woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash Saturday morning on Interstate 5 southbound near the exit to Battle Ground.Marcia Grubb, 69, was pulling a trailer with her Izuzu Rodeo sport utility vehicle on I-5 when she made a lane change and the trailer started oscillating. The SUV and trailer rolled over, coming to rest on their sides in the right and center lanes, according to a memo from the Washington State Patrol. The crash was reported at 10:47 a.m. Grubb was injured and transported to Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital. Her SUV was totaled and towed from the scene.The state patrol said the crash was caused by Grubb driving too fast.last_img

UA President Offered Bonus at Time of Budget Cuts

first_imgThe president of the University of Alaska has been offered a $320,000 bonus if he stays on the job until 2016.Download AudioThe board of regents last month voted to offer a contract extension to Pat Gamble that included the bonus, which is equal to one year of his salary.Some faculty members called the bonus inappropriate with budget cuts and layoffs planned. The University of Alaska Fairbanks plans to lay off about 40 people to close a $12 million budget shortfall. Other campuses plan to leave open positions unfilled.University system spokeswoman Kate Ripley told the Alaska Dispatch News Gamble’s pay package is modest compared to other university executives.last_img

Tariqul Islam buried in Jashore

first_imgTariqul IslamBNP standing committee member and former minister Tariqul Islam was buried at Karbala graveyard in Jashore around 4:45pm on Monday, reports UNB.His fourth and final namaz-e-janaza was held at Jashore Eidgah after Asr prayers.People from all walks of life, leaders of the ruling and opposition parties, Tariqul’s family members and relatives attended the namaz-e-janaza.Tariqul, who had long been suffering from heart and kidney diseases, diabetics and old-age complications, died at Apollo Hospitals Dhaka in the capital on Sunday at the age of 73.His body was flown to Jashore airport from Dhaka around 2:35pm and then taken to his residence in the town.Later, it was brought to the Town Hall field where people from all walks of life gathered to have a last glimpse of the late leader. They also paid their last homage to Tariqul and bade him the final farewell.From the Town Hall, the body was taken to Eidgah for his final janaza.BNP standing committee member Abdul Moyeen Khan and party vice chairman Netai Roy Chowdhury, on behalf of party chairperson Khaleda Zia, paid tributes to Tariqul by placing wreaths at his coffin.Local MPs, leaders of Awami League and other parties also paid respects to him by placing wreaths at his coffin. Later, the janaza was held around 4:30pm.The BNP leader’s first namaz-e-janaza was held at a Shantinagar mosque on Sunday night, while the second one at Naya Paltan in front of BNP’s central office around 10am and the third one at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in the capital around 11:15am on Monday.BNP, led by party senior leaders, paid last respects to him by placing wreaths at his coffin in front of its central office.The party also observed a mourning day on Monday by hoisting black flags and keeping the party flag at half-mast atop its offices across the country. The party leaders and activists also wore black badges.Tariqul had long been inactive in party politics due to his illness. He last attended a BNP standing committee members’ meeting in February this year before Khaleda was sent to jail in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.He was elected MP for four times from Jashore and performed as information and environment and forest minister during the BNP-led four-party government.When BNP formed the government in 1991, Tariqul was first made social welfare minister and then posts and telecommunications minister.Born in Jashore in November 1946, Tariqul was the first elected chairman of Jashore municipality.last_img read more

New Indian envoy to arrive 1 Mar

first_imgIndian high commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das. Photo: UNBNewly appointed Indian High commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Friday to take up her assignment, said a diplomat on Wednesday, reports UNB.Riva Ganguly, a senior diplomat, was serving as the director general of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who was Indian High commissioner here, is now Indian ambassador to the United States of America (USA).Born on 24 December 1961, Riva Ganguly obtained a postgraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Delhi in 1984.She later taught Political Science at the University of Delhi before joining the Indian foreign service in 1986.last_img

Scientists Build AntiMosquito Laser

first_img Citation: Scientists Build Anti-Mosquito Laser (2009, March 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-03-scientists-anti-mosquito-laser.html Explore further The anti-mosquito laser was originally introduced by astrophysicist Lowell Wood in the early 1980s, but the idea never took off. More recently, former Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold revived the laser idea when Bill Gates asked him to explore new ways of combating malaria. Now, astrophysicist Jordin Kare from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Wood, Myhrvold, and other experts have developed a handheld laser that can locate individual mosquitoes and kill them one by one. The developers hope that the technology might be used to create a laser barrier around a house or village that could kill or blind the insects. Alternatively, flying drones equipped with anti-mosquito lasers could track the insects with radar and then sweep the sky with the laser.The researchers are tuning the strength of the laser so that it kills mosquitoes without harming other insects or, especially, people. The system can even distinguish between males and females by the frequency of their wing movements, which may be important since only females spread the parasite. In experiments, the system could target mosquitoes with a flashlight, and then uses a zoom lens to feed the data to the computer, which fires at the insect. Each time the laser strikes a mosquito, the computer makes a gunshot sound. When the mosquito is hit, it bursts into flame and falls to the ground, and a thin plume of smoke rises. The anti-mosquito laser is just one of many novel ways to kill the disease-carrying insects, in addition to the conventional strategy of vaccinating humans. Other ideas include devices that disrupt the mosquitoes’ senses of sight, smell, and heat; feeding them poisoned blood; infecting them with a genetically altered bacterium; and creating a malaria-free mutant to overtake the natural mosquitoes.via: Wall Street Journal© 2009 PhysOrg.com A laser that kills mosquitoes could help reduce the spread of malaria. Image credit: PlaneMad/Wikipedia Protein plays key role in transmitting deadly malaria parasite (PhysOrg.com) — In an effort to prevent the spread of malaria, scientists have built a laser that shoots and kills mosquitoes. Malaria, which is caused by a parasite and transmitted by mosquitoes, kills about 1 million people every year. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | June 16, 2011 Advances in Molecular Imaging Research and Technology Take Center Stage at SNM 2011 News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more June 16, 2011 — More than 5,500 physicians, technologists, physicists, scientists and exhibitors gathered last week at the Society of Nuclear Medicine’s (SNM) 2011 annual meeting, held June 4-8 in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to the more than 70 continuing education sessions, 1,818 scientific papers and posters were presented at the meeting and 165 companies were represented on the exhibit hall floor.The annual meeting opened with the SNM plenary session on Sunday, June 5, as Bruce R. Rosen, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, delivered the Henry N. Wagner Jr. Lectureship. His presentation, “PET and MRI: A Match Made in Heaven or the Odd Couple?” examined both the potential and pitfalls of combined studies using positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).In addition, two esteemed SNM awards were presented at the opening plenary session. Sanjiv “Sam” Gambhir, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology and chairman-designate at Stanford University School of Medicine, received the Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award for his contributions to the nuclear medicine profession. Markus Schwaiger, M.D., director of nuclear medicine at Klinikum Rechts der Isar of Technical University of Munich in Germany, received the Paul C. Aebersold Award for outstanding achievement in basic science applied to nuclear medicine.Monday’s special plenary session welcomed in a new leadership team for SNM as George Segall, M.D., took the helm as the society’s 2011-2012 president. Frederic H. Fahey, DSc, and Gary Dillehay, M.D., assumed their roles as president-elect and vice president-elect, respectively. Also at this session, the Hal Anger Lectureship, entitled “Progress in Time-of-Flight PET by Fits and Starts,” was presented by Joel S. Karp, Ph.D., professor of radiology at the University of Pennsylvania.The 2011 annual meeting concluded on Wednesday, June 8, with an overview of the research presented throughout the sessions. Groundbreaking advances were demonstrated in many areas, including cardiology, oncology, neurology and general nuclear medicine. The 2011 Image of the Year, which illustrates the ability of positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) scans to identify abnormal bone reaction in patients who have received spinal fixation hardware implants, was also presented at this session.For the first time, SNM has developed a virtual meeting for those unable to attend certain sessions or make the trip to San Antonio. The virtual meeting captured 70 sessions — including 35 continuing education sessions, 20 technologist sessions and 15 scientific sessions — which are now available at www.snm.org/virtualmeeting. The 2012 SNM annual meeting will take place June 9-13 in Miami, Fla.For more information: www.snm.org. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. 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first_img News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 04, 2019 Aidoc Announces CE Mark for AI-based Pulmonary Embolism Workflow Tool Artificial intelligence (AI) radiology solution provider Aidoc announced the commercial release of its CE-marked… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | April 04, 2019 Omega Medical Imaging Launches AI-enabled FluoroShield for Radiation Reduction The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Omega Medical Imaging 510(k) clearance to offer their artificial… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more Image courtesy of AmpronixDecember 23, 2014 — Ampronix announced the availability of its new LCD retrofit kit for the OEC 9800 mobile C-Arm.OEC 9800 Retrofit allows users to replace the old displays on their OEC 9800 mobile C-Arm with new dual 20.1-inch grayscale LED LCD’s. The OEC 9800 Retrofit’s design gives users the flexibility to perform the installation in the field in one hour or less.The new LCD displays come mounted on an articulating arm giving the mobile C-Arm unit more versatility and freedom. Paired with increased brightness (900 cd/m2) and detail (1500:1 contrast ratio), as well as a 178-degree vertical/horizontal-viewing angle, the OEC 9800 Retrofit provides users a way to increase the life of the mobile C-Arm.The OEC 9800 Retrofit was available for viewing at RSNA 2014.For more information: www.ampronix.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 360 Photos | Angiography | May 17, 2019 360 View Inside a Cath/EP Lab at Baylor Heart Hospital This is a view inside one of the 11 cath labs at … read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field.  Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more News | Advanced Visualization | February 25, 2019 Philips and Microsoft Showcase Augmented Reality for Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies Philips will unveil a new mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft that the company says is designed for… read more Image courtesy of GE Healthcare Feature | Mobile C-Arms | July 01, 2019 | By Paramjit “Romi” Chopra, M.D. Mobile C-arm Technology Helps Build Efficiency A mobile C-arm is a medical imaging read more Technology | December 23, 2014 Ampronix Announces Availability of new OEC 9800 Retrofit Kit LED LCD upgrade available for OEC 9800 mobile C-Arm Related Content Technology | Angiography | March 01, 2019 iSchemaView Launches RAPID Angio iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the angiography suite that… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more last_img read more

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first_imgFrom 1 May 2017, Qantas Frequent Flyer members will be able to earn more Qantas Points when they spend money overseas using the Qantas Cash Card – for example, spend $7,500 overseas and earn 11,250 Qantas Points (up from 7,500 points previously).Key benefits:Qantas Cash users earn 50 per cent more Qantas Points than previously, earning 1.5 Qantas Points for every $1 spent in foreign currency (previously it was 1 Qantas Point for every $1 spent in foreign currency).Access more competitive exchange rates when you pre-load currency onto your Qantas Cash card.Qantas Cash is built into existing Qantas Frequent Flyer cards, making it a convenient way for members to carry cash while they travel.Qantas Frequent Flyers in Australia can load up to 11 currencies on one card.Close to $3 billion has been loaded on Qantas Cash cards since launch. The card can be used at more than 40 million Mastercard locations worldwide.“As Australia starts to experience cooler climes, we see more Qantas Cash users escape overseas in search of some summer sun so we’ve increased their opportunity to earn more points and access better exchange rates on preloaded foreign currency,” said a Qantas spokesperson of the new reward changes. Qantas Frequent FlyerQantas Pointslast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterAs the ranks of the ultra-wealthy swell across Southeast Asia, heightening expectations for accommodation that costs thousands of US dollars per night, one Indonesian resort has just priced its top suite at US $10,000 per night.“Seems like a lot to pay for one night, I know,” said Estate Manager of The Sanchaya on the Indonesian island of Bintan,  Anshuman Narayan. “But when money is no object, and you’re shopping for a memory to last a lifetime, the cost may very well turn out to be a bigger bargain than you’d thought.”So what does one get for $10,000 per night?A four-bedroom beachfront presidential suite, the Vanda Villa, to start. The luxe accommodation comes with an around-the-clock butler, a dedicated chef in its kitchen, private infinity pool and a separate guest house.The Sanchaya is located 45 minutes from Singapore by ferry, on a secluded stretch of beach with powder-white sands to rival those made famous by the Maldives. All of that beach is but a few steps from the Vanda Villa’s sprawling terrace.Spanning a total of 1045 square metres, The Vanda Villa has already played host to royal families from the Middle East, celebrities from around the world, private wedding parties and major product launches.The villa is bedecked with neutral, crisp and earthy tones, polished parquet floors, Chinese-style cabinets and rare pieces of art and furnishings that open windows on Singapore’s history and culture. Other exquisite touches include customized Luzern bone china designs and table glassware from Austria’s House of Riedel.Named for Singapore’s national flower, the Vanda ‘Miss Joaquim’ orchid, the hotel’s premier accommodation draws inspiration from the Lion City’s black and white houses, tropical beauty and architectural heritage.Each of the two-storey villa’s four bedrooms boasts king-size beds and customised encaustic tiled bathrooms with separate Lefroy Brooks clawfoot baths and showers.The clawfoot baths anchor The Sanchaya’s ‘romantic bath ritual’, featuring chocolate strawberries and champagne, or cheese and port, or canapés and single malt or wine. Candlelight and customised bath salts round out the ritual.Other luxuries on offer include wine and cheese tastings with the estate’s sommelier, in-villa massages with a choice of customised chakras oils, and private sessions with the yoga instructor.Plush Singaporean Ploh bed and bath linen and a pillow menu offering an array of European neck, body and reading pillows amplify the comfort levels.The Vanda’s technological charms include a Bang & Olufsen TV and sound systems, iPads with a broad spectrum of pre-loaded movies and Apple TV.On the 9.6-hectare Sanchaya estate, the facilities include a croquet lawn, Olympic-size infinity pool, two restaurants and The Bar, replete with vintage prints, antique telescopes, porter chairs and other trappings of a 19th-century explorer’s club.Housing birdcage chandeliers, pith helmets, large brown tufted lounges and a vast selection of handpicked books, The Salon and Library is The Sanchaya’s wine, cheese and cigar lounge. An adjacent glass-walled space, called Decanter, stocks hundreds of wine labels.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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Addario—Getty Images Reportage for TIME "Because of the way international law works when the state is the violator you have a problem" says Ioana Cismas a former consultant to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth Justice Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence "Witness protection in international criminal justice is one of those key areas that deserves attention and doesnt receive it” Read More: Eyewitness to Hope and Hell in South Sudan In theory witnesses could be relocated to other countries but the ICC cannot force member nations to accept and support them and few are willing to take on the responsibility When they do its on a case-by-case basis That failure of international law came to light most recently in April when the ICC case against Kenya’s vice-president William Ruto who was charged with crimes against humanity in relation to post-election violence in 2007-2008 that saw an estimated 1113 Kenyans killed was dismissed on a lack of evidence Key witnesses disappeared were unwilling to testify or were killed under mysterious circumstances Many observers attribute this weeks apparent extra-judicial killing of a prominent human rights lawyer named Willie Kimani his client and a driver to a sense of impunity fostered by the failed ICC case (Kimani was representing a motorcycle taxi driver who had been shot and injured by the police in April and who faced a campaign of harassment and abuse when he complained to the authorities) In South Sudan where a fragile peace is on the brink of collapse truth justice and reconciliation are vital components for continued stability The shipping container incident is but one atrocity in a war defined by massacres savage murders rapes and even forced cannibalism If a 13-year-old witness in an UN-guarded camp is at risk there is little hope that others will come forward in the war-crime cases that are necessary for the countrys continued healing "Those testimonies are vital for securing a prosecution but there is no system in place to protect them" says Amnesty Internationals South Sudan researcher Elizabeth Deng South Sudan like the United States is not a signatory to the ICC But the internationally backed peace agreement signed in August calls for a special tribunal to try war crimes committed during the two and a half-year long civil war between forces aligned with President Salva Kiir and those loyal to his former Vice President and rebel leader Riek Machar The two formed a unity government in April but have made no steps to establish the court On June 7 President Kiir called for the tribunal element of the agreement to be scrapped in a New York Times Op-Ed saying that it would perpetuate conflict Vice President Machar was listed as a co-author but he later denied that he contributed to the Op-Ed Either way a failure to establish a tribunal leaves people like the boy and other witnesses to the countrys multiple atrocities in limbo haunted by what they have seen and until justice is served still vulnerable to attack or intimidation from their former captors and torturers The boy misses his friends and his life back home; his mother misses the rest of her family "They keep asking how much longer they will have to stay" says Kong who visits often He doesnt know what to tell them Fighting has flared anew in South Sudan raising fears of a return to outright war and with it continued crimes That is why protecting witnesses like the boy is so vital says Hannah Stoddart the Director of Advocacy and Communications for the London-based childrens NGO War Child "If we want to prevent these kinds of conflicts in the future we need to be able to show state and non-state actors that these atrocities will not be tolerated The last thing you want is for child witnesses to feel intimidated against testifying or being prevented from testifying because they dont have the support and protection they need" But so far no one is willing to offer it Contact us at editors@timecomAt any other time this would be a fine moment for Chuck Schumer to open that bottle of Brooklyn bourbon that he gifted Mitch McConnell this week Since Congress returned in January Schumer has secured for another decade funding for health programs for poor kids Caps on domestic spending have been removed opening the way for opioid treatment community health centers and prescription drugs for seniors If Donald Trump keeps digging holes for the Republicans Democrats may have a very very good Election Night in November and Schumers party might just earn the majority Yet the Senate Minority Leader is marching through the Capitol with plenty of side-eye from his skeptical colleagues Among aides and advisers to Democratic lawmakers there is a strained patience with Schumer who balked during the shutdown and at least for the moment traded away immigration in order for a broader spending bill In conversations with more than 25 Hill staffers the distaste for Schumer is clear Among most lawmakers there is only slightly more respect for Schumers strategy and deep fears about the partys base None of Schumers successes matter if he cannot shepherd an immigration bill into law in the eyes of his partys loudest voices And his efforts for those immigrants at least in 2018 dont give his troops a reason to rest comfortably "We all know that immigration is fraught with peril But this is the closest we’ve come and everybody has to make a really final effort" Schumer told reporters on Tuesday "In our Democratic caucus we want to do two things: protect Dreamers and get 60 votes It’s not an easy needle to thread" Schumer it seems cannot win He guided the government into a shutdown last month over immigration protections for young people who came to the country illegally as children (The hostage-taking failed) He let government workers get back to work three days later on the promise the Democrats would get a vote on immigration legislation (They did not immediately but instead they voted to keep the government funded for another two years and have scheduled votes on immigration for Thursday) Now Schumer and his party are racing against a March 5 deadline to protect those young immigrants (Failure could result in as many as 800000 deportations although its not clear if the courts would allow enforcement) So its entirely understandable that Schumer looks tired these days His allies are engaged in a ferocious tug of war with him over this issue The energized left flank of his Democratic Party wants a big deal while pragmatists closer to the center want to focus on the immediate task of the Dreamers and those protected under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA Those immigrants protected status is now measured in hours not months and theres no telling how Trump will deal with them After all Trump himself ordered the DACA programs end told Congress to take up the issue if it mattered so much to them seemed to strike a deal with Schumer only to renege when conservatives revolted The lure of a comprehensive immigration plan is tempting for most Democrats yet it is likely too ambitious to chase with so little time and even less support for a big deal in the more conservative House "Its the first time in five years weve taken up this issue" said Dick Durbin of Illinois the Senate Democrats point man on these immigration talks and the second-ranking party member who is holding out hope that Congress could get its act together on legislation that is literally being written page by page on the Senate floor this week "That is not a pathway to success" said John Cornyn the number-two Republican in the Senate adding that Durbins comprehensive approach is dead on arrival in the House and cannot win a signature at the White House "Im not interested in a futile act Im interested in making a law which means passing the Senate passing the House and getting signed into law by the President" The White House meanwhile seems to be moving the goalposts On Wednesday officials said Trump would not back any plan that didnt hew to a hardline approach to immigration Administration officials started to spin reporters that the Democrats would be to blame if Congress doesnt send Trump a bill he likes and vowed to reject anything that resembled a Band-Aid "The American people know whats going on They know this President not only created the problem but seems to be against every solution that might pass because it isnt 100 percent of what he wants" Schumer fumed Wednesday on the Senate floor The Presidents whims are partly why some Democrats are looking at the issue more narrowly "We have to keep our eye on the ball" Sen Patty Murray of Washington said in the Senate noting the disagreements spell disaster for the immigrants in question "They face the constant fear of deportation" she said "They are American in every way except on paper" That paper however matters a great deal Some in the Democratic conference especially those who monitor polls obsessively note that the Dreamers are among the most popular people in the country with clear majorities favoring them staying in the country Initial polls inside Democratic circles showed a drop among Dreamers standing as a shutdown linked to them began to break past the media bubble of the coasts One of those polls showed a five percentage-point dip If Democrats were to politicize their situation Dreamers polling figures would drop even more making them less sympathetic And if Democrats do succeed in protecting them from deportation these longtime neighbors suddenly become less-welcome pawns in a political game With the deadline looming for DACAs end many Democrats privately worry that theyll blow the moment without tangible results for immigrants and that the Republicans will again best them The analogy among cynical Democrats is that of Lucy and her football: the GOP will hold out the ball for a kick only to pull it away from Charlie Brown at the last embarrassing second McConnell the shrewd tactician who control the Senate schedule told Democrats he would allow an open debate on immigration if theyd drop their shutdown Schumer relented after many Democrats in tough re-election fights this year had voted for the shutdown Republicans are making good on their promise to allow a debate on immigration but its clear they were ready to move on even before they started "Weve got multi-days" McConnell told reporters on Tuesday "Where is the plan" "This is the debate they said they wanted" McConnell said just off the Senate floor He then added that his patience is not endless "We will need to wrap this up this week" Therein lies Schumers trouble He has an energized and ambitious caucus His top deputies are trying to keep spirits high even as much of the caucus is still nursing grudges about a three-day fiasco shutdown that ended almost as quickly as it began ("I dont think Chuck had the stomach to go on" said Sen Joe Manchin a West Virginians who is among the most endangered Democrats facing voters this year He is among the five Senate Democrats facing voters in states Trump carried by double-digits in 2016) The activists in the party the rank-and-file volunteers who are the best mood ring of Democratic fortunes in this falls elections are tepid at best toward what they see in Washington And the balance sheets for the Democrats campaigns committees and super PACs are vastly outgunned by the Republicans accounts If those activists and donors sour on the Democrats in February the climb to victories this November will get steeper Trying to direct the chaos inside the Democratic Party is Schumer He has guided his Senate caucus to what would normally be tremendous victories The accomplishments make for persuasive campaign ads for members facing re-election this year Spending on domestic programs has climbed past Obama-era levels despite a Republican-led House Senate and White House And he is still liked on a personal level by his colleagues who question his strategy Yet Schumer cant seem to win with them on immigration Perhaps thats why he should have kept that bottle of Brooklyn bourbon for himself Write to Philip Elliott at philipelliott@timecom Sherman said that he does not believe his actions will result in Trump being removed from office anytime soon as amended" said Peter Slevin CNN called the move "unacceptable" and added: "Apparently They are presently living in guest houses and accommodation provided by the state government in Srinagar and elsewhere During Ramzan such as recommendation letters for postdoctoral fellowships but there are still serious problems that need to be addressed who were throwing glass bottles In June The animation advising against climbing transmission towers The meeting Jalandhar and Amritsar" Jakhar said “I was standing next to a young guy wearing a face mask and a Santa hat were informed and interviewed the two other children before Steven and Katie subsequently had a child in September 2017 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