Ahmedabad doctor performs telerobotic surgery on patient 32 km away

first_imgIn a path breaking development on Wednesday, leading Ahmedabad-based cardiologist Tejas Patel performed the world’s first in-human telerobotic coronary intervention on a patient nearly 32 km away.Dr. Patel, sitting in Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, controlled the robots that performed the telestenting surgery on a patient lying in the operation theatre at Apex Heart Institute in Ahmedabad. The middle aged woman suffered a heart attack some days ago. She had agreed to volunteer for the procedure.The Apex Heart Institute set up by Dr. Patel, a Padma Shri awardee, is the first facility outside the U.S. to introduce robotic procedures for heart-related surgeries. Dr. Patel used CorPath GRX, a vascular robotic system developed by the U.S.-based Corindus. CorPath GRX’s robotic stenting is said to provide accuracy of sub-1 mm, against a surgeon’s 5-10 mm.The surgery was watched by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, his deputy Nitin Patel and priests of the Akshardham Temple. Its success is expected to pave the way for large-scale, long-distance telerobotic platforms across the globe.“It is a landmark event for interventional medicine. Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are the number one cause of death worldwide… nearly 18 million a year,” Dr. Patel told media persons after the surgery. He said application of telerobotics in India had the potential to impact a significant number of lives by providing access to care that may not otherwise have been possible. Moreover, the platform had the potential to improve patient access to both elective and emergency percutaneous coronary interventions in rural and under-served populations and reduce treatment time for procedures such as STEMI.The robotic system comprises three parts — a cath lab-integrated robotic arm, a cockpit from where the cardiologist commands the robot using a joystick, and a replaceable cassette that carries the clinical materials for each individual case requirement.last_img read more

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Yankees CF Hicks on 10-Day Injured List with Flexor Strain

first_imgNEW YORK — Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a flexor strain in his right elbow, the latest blow to an injury-ravaged team leading the AL East nonetheless.After getting hurt on a throw Saturday night, Hicks had an MRI on Sunday and New York considered the results pretty good news because the team feared he had a torn ligament that could require season-ending Tommy John surgery.Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Hicks will be shut down from throwing for a week to 10 days but is expected back this season — although it was too soon to project a timeframe. The ligament is intact, however, and Tommy John surgery has been ruled out.Hicks became the 16th player on the Yankees’ current injured list, joining a pair of slugging first basemen who just went down: Edwin Encarnación broke his right wrist when he was hit by a pitch Saturday, and Luke Voit has a sports hernia.New York also is missing All-Star catcher Gary Sánchez (left groin strain), outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (sprained right knee) and pitchers Luis Severino (lat muscle), Dellin Betances (lat muscle) and CC Sabathia (right knee inflammation).Sánchez is likely to begin a minor league rehab assignment this week and could rejoin the Yankees next weekend.Despite all the injuries, New York began the day with the American League’s best record at 71-39 and an eight-game advantage in the AL East over Tampa Bay.Hicks was injured when he made a strong throw toward third base, holding a runner at second. He was removed from the game two innings later.The roster move was made Sunday afternoon before New York tried for a four-game sweep of the rival Red Sox. Left-hander J.A. Happ, scheduled to start the series finale, was reinstated from the paternity list, taking Hicks’ spot on the active roster.Brett Gardner was set to play center field, with Mike Tauchman in left and Cameron Maybin in right. Aaron Judge was the designated hitter.Hicks began the season on the IL after hurting his back early in spring training and didn’t play his first game until May 15. In the first season of a $70 million, seven-year contract, the 29-year-old switch-hitter is batting .235 with 12 homers and 36 RBIs in 59 games.By: Mike Fitzpatrick, AP Baseball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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9 months agoAinsley Maitland-Niles: My ideal position at Arsenal…

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ainsley Maitland-Niles: My ideal position at Arsenal…by Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAinsley Maitland-Niles sees his future at Arsenal on the wing.The Gunners and England have high hopes for Three Lions’ U21 prospect.”I’d like to be a winger,” Maitland-Niles told Sky Sports. “I feel comfortable there and I’ve been playing there this season.”I was a striker growing up. Thierry Henry was the perfect role model at the time.”Then everybody started growing but I was still a bit short. As I was still quick, direct and could run at players they thought they would put me on the wing. So up until the age of 16 I was a winger.” last_img read more

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DRS controversy erupts in Durban Test as umpire fails to prompt Sri Lanka after 10 seconds

first_imgDRS controversy erupts in Durban Test as umpire fails to prompt Sri Lanka after 10 secondsSouth Africa vs Sri Lanka: Hashim Amla survived a lbw appeal in the second over of the first day as Sri Lankan players took more than 15 seconds to review their decision in the ongoing Durban Test against South Africa.advertisement India Today Web Desk DurbanFebruary 13, 2019UPDATED: February 13, 2019 17:12 IST Hashim Amla was struck plumb in front by a delivery from Vishwa Fernando but was given Not Out (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSri Lanka’s decision to review was not referred as they took more than 15 seconds to reviewKarunaratne’s signal for DRS however, was within 15 seconds, according to the TV broadcastersOn-field umpire Aleem Dar also forgot to prompt the SL players after the 10-second mark, as per the rulesYet another controversy related to the Decision Review System took place on Wednesday in the first Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Durban.Sri Lankan players were on the receiving end of the controversy on this occasion as they took more than 15 seconds to review a decision against South Africa batsman Hashim Amla in the second over of the first day.But the on-field umpire Aleem Dar, whose original decision was not out, told Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne that it was already past the 15-second barrier that captain’s have in hand to decide and appeal against the on-field call.The problem here was that the on-field umpire Aleem Dar also forgot to prompt the captain and Sri Lankan players after 10 seconds, according to the rules. The replays later showed that Amla was caught plumb in front with three reds flashing on the screens. South Africa would have lost two wickets with no runs on the board had the decision to review been allowed.DRS rules state that the on-field umpire should give a prompt to the team or batsman reviewing against the on-field call after 10 seconds. But Aleem Dar simply failed to do that.Karunaratne’s signal for the DRS however, was within the 15 seconds, according to the TV broadcasters. Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding, who was on air at the time, slammed the umpire’s decision. “I have seen people take longer than that to review,” Holding said during his commentary stint.All this happened right after Vishwa Fernando had got the wicket of Proteas opener Dean Elgar for a duck off the fourth ball in the second over. Just one ball later a Fernando delivery wrapped Amla on the pads.advertisementSri Lanka’s bowlers made use of a helpful pitch to have South Africa struggling on 17 for 3 at one point before limping to lunch on 89 for 4 on the opening day.Left-arm quick Fernando took two wickets in his first spell – removing both openers Aiden Markram and Elgar – while Suranga Lakmal chipped in with the prize wicket of Amla to put South Africa’s top three batsmen back in the dressing room after only 7.4 overs of the series-opener at Kingsmead.The technology and the rules surrounding it have frequently come under the scanner with the most recent case being the controversial Daryl Mitchell dismissal during the second T20 international between New Zealand and India in Auckland when the batsman was given out after the snicko failed to pick up an inside-edge despite it being clearly visible in the TV replays.The batsman had to walk back to the pavillion on that occasion as he was given out by the on-field umpire while the third-umpire didn’t overturn the decision due to the snicko’s mistake.Also Read | South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 1 in Durban: Live cricket scoreFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow South Africa vs Sri LankaFollow Hashim AmlaFollow DRS controversyFollow Aleem DarFollow Vishwa Fernandolast_img read more

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Thackerays Ayodhya visit wont help Ram temples cause Athawale

first_imgMumbai/New Delhi: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Saturday took a potshot at NDA ally and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on the latter’s plans to visit Ayodhya next week. Speaking to mediapersons, Athawale said that “even if Thackeray goes to Ayodhya 10 times, it wont’ help the cause of the Ram temple till the Supreme Court verdict comes”. Embarrassed Sena leaders in Mumbai declined to react to the Republican Party of India (A) President’s statement, saying they would comment on it at an appropriate time. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC “If Thackeray wants to take all his newly-elected MPs for sight-seeing to Ayodhya, that’s fine. But it will not help the cause of the Ram temple construction in any way,” Athawale pointed out. He added that the Ram temple will come up only after the Supreme Court delivers its verdict in the matter, and that nothing will happen “even if Thackeray goes to Ayodhya 10 times”. Athawale said that he was personally very keen that the temple should come up as soon as possible, but everyone will have to await the apex court judgement on the issue which will pave the way for the temple construction. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citations His remarks were prompted by Thackeray’s decision to take all the 18 Sena Lok Sabha MPs elected last month to Ayodhya for a “thanksgiving darshan of Ram Lalla” on June 16. During his high-profile visit to Ayodhya last November, Thackeray had said: “Pehle Mandir, Phir Sarkar” (First temple, then government), attempting to bring the issue back to the centre-stage ahead of the last Lok Sabha polls. His upcoming visit is intended to build pressures on the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) regime to expedite the construction of the Ram temple which suddenly seems to have been relegated to the backstage after the elections, analysts said. Meanwhile, Athawale’s aides in Mumbai said that there are no immediate plans for the RPI(A) chief to visit Ayodhya though he is passionate about the Ram temple construction.last_img read more

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Political panel heats up over bill aiming to change how energy projects

first_imgNation to NationThere used to be a time when Conservative governments cared about the environment says Liberal MP Marc Miller.“They don’t anymore,” said Miller on Nation to Nation Thursday.“They just care about a shrinking base.”Which is why the Conservatives are feeding into the base – heading into a fall election – when they say Bill C-69 will kill pipelines he added.“So absolutely false,” responded Conservative MP Cathy McLeod, “that we do not care about the environment but what we don’t want put in place is a process that does nothing for environment but increases red tape across the country.”It was rare show of combativeness for Miller, a regular on Nation to Nation, who usually sticks to party lines on any topic.The exchange followed a line of questioning on the new Indigenous languages bill that both agreed was a good idea.But when it came to resource development the Liberal and Conservative butted heads even though they both want Trans Mountain pipeline expanded.Where they differ is how similar projects are approved which is what Bill C-69 is about, including overhauling the federal review process.It’s currently before the Senate and expected to be kicked back over the House of Commons with amendments before becoming law.McLeod, like many in the resource sector, don’t want it to get that far.“I think this bill needs to be killed. This is a no more pipelines bill. It will drive away investment,” she said. “I think it’s a bill looking for a solution where there was no problem.”That’s not exactly true said Miller.“If you are for killing C-69 you’re for that process that led to the TMX mess that Conservatives created,” he said.He’s speaking of the Trans Mountain pipeline approval that a Federal Court later overturned for not properly consulting Indigenous people.The lack of consultation mostly happened under the previous Stephen Harper government through the National Energy Board that recommended Canada proceed with the expansion from Edmonton, Alta. to Burnaby, B.C.But final approval was given by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who believed his government’s own review of the National Energy Board approval, along with speaking, briefly, to First Nations affected by the pipeline route was enough consultation.Now the Trudeau government says they are trying to get it right and listening to courts.“This bill plugs a lot of holes that were created by the previous government and allows Indigenous consultation, reliance on science and not some partisan approval that just jams things through,” said Miller.That includes the Harper government eliminating thousands of preliminary screenings of projects the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency did each year down to less than 100 said Green party leader Elizabeth May.But Trudeau isn’t looking to increase the number.“Under the current legislation most federal projects will never see a review,” said May.That means if a First Nation has a problem with a project there likely won’t be an initial environmental assessment where that issue can be raised.Then things get weird with the bill, said May, because she and Conservatives agree on something.“The pro-pipeline people of this bill have decided this bill is a bill to stop pipelines because there is a lot of ministerial discretion. In other words, the minister of Environment can step up at various points in the process and say this project is approved or this project is turned down before the process of review is even complete,” said May.She agreed that the minister should not have that level of discretion.“You should make sure you reviewed a project fully and then a minister can make the ultimate decision. There’s no need for that kind of discretion,” said May. “So on that, and on that only, I would agree with Conservative senators.”Yet, she believes the bill can be fixed.It just needs good amendments.N2N@aptn.calast_img read more

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Suncor reports lower net earnings as weather outage cuts into oilsands output

first_imgCALGARY – Suncor Energy Inc. says net earnings in the first quarter of 2018 fell to $789 million or 48 cents per share, compared to $1.35 billion or 81 cents per share in the same period of 2017.Net earnings included a $329-million non-cash foreign exchange loss and a non-cash gain of $133 million from an exchange of lands with Canbriam Energy Inc.It missed analyst expectations of $1.05 billion or 63 cents as reported by Thomson Reuters.Operating earnings, which strip out one-time and non-cash items, were $985 million or 60 cents per share, beating $812 million or 49 cents posted a year earlier as well as analyst predictions of $952 million or 53 cents per share.Suncor says a “weather-related outage” at the company’s base camp north of Fort McMurray, Alta., resulted in lower production and upgrader utilization in the first quarter, although operations returned to normal by the end of February.Suncor’s total upstream production came in at 689,400 barrels of oil equivalent per day in the three months ended March 31, compared to 725,100 boe/d in the prior year quarter, as oilsands output fell to 404,800 barrels per day from 448,500 bpd.CEO Steve Williams said the loss of production and ongoing effects of deeper discounts paid for western Canadian heavy crude were offset by higher prices for its offshore production, higher realized profit margins in its refining and marketing arms and lower feedstock costs.Companies in this story: (TSX:SU)last_img read more

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Amit Shah will be home minister if BJP returns to power: Kejriwal

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said if the BJP comes back to power then the party president Amit Shah would be the Union home minister. He said in a tweet people should think what will happen to a country who has Shah as the home minister. “Please think about that before voting,” he tweeted. With his tweet, he also tagged a post of a polling agency tracking Indian electoral trends which claimed Amit Shah is positioning himself for the role of home minister if Modi returns, and said ex Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Virmani and former RBI Governor Bimal Jalan can make a good finance minister. Delhi goes to polls this Sunday in the sixth phase of parliamentary elections and the results will be declared on May 23.last_img read more

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Trump issues new permit for stalled Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has issued a new presidential permit allowing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, two years after he first approved the long-stalled project.Trump said the permit issued Friday replaces one granted in March 2017. It is intended speed up development of the controversial pipeline, which would ship crude oil from tar sands in western Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast.A federal judge blocked the project in November, saying the Trump administration had not fully considered potential oil spills and other impacts. Judge Brian Morris ordered a new environmental review.An appeal filed by the project’s developer, Calgary-based TransCanada, is pending.Stephan Volker, an attorney for environmentalists who sued to stop the project, said it was highly unlikely that pipeline work could proceed without court approval.Matthew Daly, The Associated Press read more

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H&R Block buys Toronto accounting software firm Wave Financial for $537M

TORONTO — Tax company H&R Block has struck a $537-million deal to acquire Toronto-based accounting software firm Wave Financial.Wave provides accounting, invoicing, payroll and payments software on its platform used by more than 400,000 small businesses each month.H&R Block says the acquisition expands the its product and client portfolio and enhances its position in the small business sector.Under the terms of the agreement, it will acquire all outstanding shares of Wave for US$405 million or roughly C$537 million in cash.The Kansas City-based company says the transaction is expected to close within the next few months, subject to regulatory approval.After the deal is complete, Wave will maintain its leadership team and will operate independently within H&R Block from its headquarters in Toronto.The Canadian Press read more

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Top UN official outlines steps towards global elimination of nuclear weapons

24 May 2007The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency today called for the development of a new global security system in which nuclear weapons are obsolete. “The solution, in my view, lies in creating an environment in which nuclear weapons are universally banned, morally abhorred, and their futility unmasked,” Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), told an international conference in Luxembourg on the prevention of nuclear catastrophe.He noted that, of late, nuclear threats have become more dangerous, pronounced and immediate given the emergence of the illicit trade in nuclear technology, the development of clandestine programmes and the desire by extremist groups to obtain such weapons.Simultaneously, climate change and the desire for energy security are propelling many non-nuclear nations to consider nuclear power. However, nuclear material production is a dual-use technology that elevates the possibility of more countries becoming nuclear powers.In addition to these hazards, Mr. ElBaradei pointed out the risks posed by existing nuclear arsenals as non-nuclear countries are moved to emulate other nations with nuclear capability. “And of course, plans to replenish and modernize these weapons creates a pervasive sense of cynicism among many non-nuclear-weapon States – who perceive a ‘do as I say, not as I do’ attitude,” he said.The solution to this spiralling problem lies in the implementation and development of a new worldwide security system where nuclear weapons play no role, he asserted.To achieve this, the Director General outlined four steps towards bolstering the movement towards eliminating the proliferation of nuclear weapons.Firstly, existing stockpiles must be secured and controls over the transfer and production of nuclear material must be tightened, he asserted. All information regarding the export of such materials and the technology involved should be reported to the IAEA.Secondly, he called for the IAEA’s authority and capability to verify the nuclear programmes of nations to be strengthened. At present, the agency is “forced to make do on a shoestring budget,” and thus is lagging behind in the state-of-the-art technology necessary to perform its function.Additionally, approaches to dealing with the spread of nuclear weapons must be made more effective, Mr. ElBaradei said, referring to the IAEA’s reliance on the Security Council to enforce non-proliferation obligations through such measures as dialogue and sanctions. However, he explained, “judging by our record in recent years, these measures – rather than being applied in a systematic manner to deal effectively with proliferation issues – are employed haphazardly, and too often with political overtones.”Lastly, disarmament must be taken more seriously, he stated. As nuclear weapon-possessing countries continue to expand and update their arsenals, non-nuclear nations are questioning why it is “OK for some to live under a nuclear threat, but not others.”“What the weapon States consistently fail to take into account is the impact of their actions,” Mr. ElBaradei stressed. “Whether they choose to continue their reliance on nuclear weapons, as the centrepiece of their security strategy, or to abandon that reliance, their choice will undoubtedly influence the actions of others.”Yesterday, he submitted his latest report regarding Iran’s nuclear programme to the Security Council.The report, entitled “Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” covers the period since Mr. ElBaradei’s previous report of 22 February.It was also circulated to the agency’s 35-member Board of Governors, which will consider the report at its next series of meetings in Vienna starting on 11 June. read more

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Man to appear before court over death of Dale Creighton

first_imgA MAN IS scheduled to appear before court this morning charged in relation to the death of 20-year-old Dale Creighton.The victim was attacked on New Year’s Day while crossing a footbridge at Saint Dominic’s Road in Tallaght, and died yesterday in Beaumont Hospital as a result of his injuries.The male who will appear before court, and who is also 20-years-old, is among eight arrested following Wednesday’s attack.A man and a woman, both in their 20s, appeared before court yesterday in connection to the attack.Four are currently in Garda custody, while another was released without charge last night.last_img read more

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Pantech adds 3D gestures to Vega LTE smartphone

first_imgBlogs were abuzz last week with news of an Apple patent that could open the door to 3D gesture control in future iPads. As exciting as that may sound, Korean manufacturer Pantech is already set to bring their version of the technology to market, in their upcoming Vega LTE smartphone.As you can see in the clip below, a woman with dough-covered hands answers a call by swiping the air in front of her phone’s screen. If you own a multitouch device, you can surely think of times when this would have come in handy. There are certain times when your hands are dirty or greasy, and you’d rather not muck up your display. The tech could also be beneficial when driving or wearing gloves.As you might expect, the technology uses the phone’s front camera as a sensor for the gestures. The tech is software-based, so it could hypothetically exist on any smartphone or tablet with a front-facing camera. It supposedly uses minimal system resources, and can be effective even with low-res VGA cameras.The Pantech Vega LTE currently has no US release info, but it has an impressive spec line for its Korean launch. In addition to the 3D gestures, the Vega rocks a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 1280 x 800 resolution on a 4.5″ display.The most obvious parallel here is with Microsoft’s Kinect system, which allows for hands-free motion control of the Xbox 360. Both were partially developed by Israeli companies, with Microsoft using the tech of startups Primesense and 3DV Systems. Pantech’s, meanwhile, comes from Israel’s eyeSight Mobile Technologies. eyeSight’s website says that the smartphone version of the technology can be used to answer and silence calls, browse photos, control media, and even play games.As the last few years have established multitouch displays as the latest revolution in popular user interfaces, 3D gestures would certainly be an intriguing offshoot of that. Will our phones, tablets, and desktop systems one day be controlled by airborne swipes and taps? That remains to be seen, but this kind of 3D gesture tech could combine with voice recognition technologies like Siri to make for a much greater degree of hands-free smartphone control than we’re currently accustomed to.More at eyeSight, via AllThingsDlast_img read more

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Woman charged over seizure of €196000 and drugs in Limerick

first_img By Órla Ryan File photo Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ieA WOMAN IN her 40s is due to appear at a special sitting of Limerick District Court this morning charged in relation to a cash and drugs seizure on Friday.A man in his 50s has been released without charge.On Friday, gardaí attached to the Limerick Divisional Drug Unit carried out a search at Reidy Court, Garryowen, Limerick.This search was part of an ongoing operation targeting a criminal gang involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the midwest area.During the course of the search, gardaí recovered €196,000 in cash and cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €2,000.Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings. Mar 17th 2019, 11:28 AM No Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 27,574 Views Short URL Sunday 17 Mar 2019, 11:28 AM https://jrnl.ie/4547462 Share1 Tweet Email Woman charged over seizure of €196,000 and drugs in Limerick A man was released without charge.last_img read more

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22 agglomérations demandent le remboursement du coût de la grippe A à

first_img22 agglomérations demandent le remboursement du coût de la grippe A à l’EtatFrance – Selon l’Association des maires des grandes villes de France (AMGVF), vingt-deux agglomérations demandent le remboursement des frais engendrés par la campagne de vaccination contre la grippe A (H1N1). La facture s’élèverait à près de 4 millions d’euros. Les villes concernées sont Aix, Angers, Besançon, Bordeaux, Brest, Caen, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Lyon, Metz, Montpellier, Montreuil, Nantes, Perpignan, Rennes, Roubaix, Strasbourg, Tourcoing, Tours, Villeurbanne ainsi que Marseille et Paris en particulier, pour lesquelles les demandes de remboursement sont estimées respectivement à 550.000 et 1,4 millions d’euros (hors frais de personnel pour Paris).À lire aussiPour la première fois depuis 140 ans, des bébés faucons pèlerins sont nés à ParisDes remboursements de frais sont déjà prévus par l’Etat, qui ne semblent cependant pas satisfaire les collectivités locales. Celles-ci réclament une indemnisation complète des frais dus à la vaccination massive contre la grippe A (H1N1), frais de personnel compris.Selon les estimations de l’AMGVF, le coût de la campagne contre la grippe A, comprenant les frais de personnel, l’entretien des locaux, etc., s’élève à 3.796.815 euros exactement. Il faut toutefois noter que ce chiffre ne prend pas en compte les avances des frais de l’Etat. Le 19 mars 2010 à 11:37 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Two Youngest Elephants at Indianapolis Zoo Die a Week Apart

first_img The Indianapolis Zoo is mourning the loss of its two youngest elephants, after both animals died a week apart from each other. Zoo officials suspect that the elephants died from EEHV, a type of herpesvirus that is found in elephants.On Tuesday, Kalina, an eight-year-old elephant, died seven days after Nyah, a six-year-old elephant, died after experiencing EEHV-like symptoms, Rob Shumaker, Indianapolis Zoo’s president, said in a statement to Fox News. Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ “We are devastated to announce that a second African elephant in our herd, Kalina, died earlier today,” the Indianapolis Zoo said in a Facebook statement.“Words cannot describe the emotional impact this is having on our Zoo family.”Both elephants tested for high levels of elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV), a type of herpesvirus that can cause fatal hemorrhagic disease is elephants, Shumaker told The Indianapolis Star. It can occur without warning and there isn’t a vaccine available for it. Humans and other species can’t contract the virus though, since it only affects elephants.EEHV has an 85 percent mortality rate and acts very fast: At the zoo, both Kalina and Nyah experienced a loss of appetite and mild stomachaches, and both died within days of experiencing these symptoms. The young elephants were in the highest at-risk period for EEHV, which is considered to be between 1 and 8 years of age. Even though the zoo’s veterinarians provided immediate treatment and care, the elephants unfortunately died from health complications, Fox59 reported.“Sometimes, even with early detection and the best veterinary care, we’re still losing the calves,” Erin Latimer, laboratory manager of the National Elephant Herpes Laboratory at the Smithsonian National Zoo, told The Indianapolis Star. “You can’t play a blame game. Even with the best care, the virus still can get out of control.”Zoo keepers are now carefully monitoring the rest of herd, however, no EEHV symptoms have been observed at this time. The zoo has been working with global experts since Nyah started showing EEHV-like symptoms and according to Shumaker, the other elephants are outside the “critical window” for EEHV.More on Geek.com:Watch: This ‘Scuba-Diving’ Lizard Can Stay Underwater for 16 Minutes Watch: Gigantic Alligator Interrupts Game at Georgia Golf CoursePoisonous Toads ‘Take Over’ Suburban Florida Neighborhoodcenter_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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2 teens hospitalized after North Lauderdale shooting

first_imgBroward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene just after 2:15 p.m.North Lauderdale Fire Rescue transported one of the victims to Broward Health Medical Center and the other to Broward Health North, both with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening. Their ages are unknown.Investigators said there were at least a dozen young people in the street at the time of the shooting. They believe one of them pulled the trigger.Neighbors are not sure what this scuffle was about or why it escalated, but they did not appear to be surprised by the outcome.“It went too far, and I just hope … no one dies or anything from it,” said one resident.“There’s really nothing we could do, pretty much, so, it’s just something that happens daily,” said another neighbor.“It’s a scary thing,” said Richardson. NORTH LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews took two teenagers to the hospital after, officials said, a fistfight led to a shooting in North Lauderdale, Saturday afternoon.Cellphone video captured the street fight along the 1000 block of Southwest 76th Avenue, near Tam O’Shanter Boulevard, in the Silver Lakes residential community.The footage shows a group of what looks like two teenage males getting ready to throw punches at each other in the middle of the street, followed by gunshots. The video then goes to to record the sound of gunshots a short time later, as the teens scatter.Area resident Anirudh Singh said he called 911 after, he said, he witnessed the fistfight, then heard gunfire.“I heard a scuffle by the street. I see a bunch of kids, they were like fighting. Then I heard ‘pow, pow,’” said Singh. “Then I ducked. I said, ‘Are those gunshots? And then, ‘pow, pow pow!’”Area resident Christine Richardson said she ran to her back room with her baby nephew. “Having a child in the house, or anybody, for that matter, you don’t want no one in a shootout,” she said.Singh said he then saw what appeared to be one of the victims. “Then I saw one kid fell and holding his stomach, and the other ones running and hiding … and one car speeding off,” he said. 7News cameras showed deputies beginning to wrap up their investigation at the scene of the shooting, just after 6:30 p.m.The shooter remains at large. Authorities said they do have a person of interest that they are looking at.If you have any information on this shooting, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 4 Wilmington Students Named To Deans List At Assumption College

first_imgWORCESTER, MA — Assumption College has announced that 558 undergraduate students, or recent graduates, have been named to the College’s prestigious Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester, including the following Wilmington students:Marisa ButlerLucas GarrityIsabella GranaraJacqueline RyanTo receive recognition, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 for a five-class, 15-credit semester. The Dean’s List is announced following the spring and fall semesters.“Earning a place on the Dean’s List signifies more than just ability,” said Eloise Knowlton, Ph.D., dean of undergraduate studies. “It marks a serious commitment to study and achievement, a disciplined approach to student life, and consistent effort and engagement over the span of the semester. We are very proud indeed of those who appear on the list.”About Assumption CollegeProviding to students opportunities to obtain a depth and breadth of knowledge, the Assumption curriculum prepares students for professionally and personally fulling lives and careers. Students study at the Worcester, Massachusetts or Rome, Italy campuses and become engaged participants in Assumption’s classic liberal arts education and professional programs, exploring new ideas, making connections across disciplines, and pushing themselves to achieve more than they ever thought possible. To prepare for the workforce or the pursuit of additional study, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills – quintessential skills of a liberal arts education – through classroom work, internships, and involvement in extracurricular activities.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Assumption College via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 2 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Springfield CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Bridgewater State UniversityIn “Education”last_img read more

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US President Donald Trump says migrant detention centres to open

first_imgWASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Sunday said migrant detention centers that have come under criticism for overcrowding and poor conditions will be opened to visits by journalists. “I’m going to start showing some of these detention centerscenters to the press. I want the press to go in and see them,” Trump told reporters in Morristown, New Jersey. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us “We’re going to have some of the press go in because they’re crowded, and we’re the ones who were complaining about their crowding,” he added. His comments came after The New York Times and The El Paso Times on Saturday published an article describing a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas as filled with hundreds of children wearing filthy clothing and packed into disease-ridden cells, a story Trump called a “hoax.” Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us “The stench of the children’s dirty clothing was so strong it spread to the agents’ own clothing, people in town would scrunch their noses when they left work. The children cried constantly,” the article said. “One girl seemed likely enough to try to kill herself that the agents made her sleep on a cot in front of them, so they could watch her as they were processing new arrivals.” Advertise With Us The article echoed a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) watchdog report released last week warning of “dangerous overcrowding” in multiple detention facilities, which hold thousands of migrants seeking to remain in the United States, most of whom are fleeing violence and poverty in their Central American homes. Democratic lawmakers who also visited detention facilities reported massive crowding in cells with no running water, where children and adults lacked access to needed medicines and were deprived of showers for up to two weeks. Trump had previously expressed little sympathy for migrants in the facilities, saying on Twitter “If Illegal Immigrants are unhappy with the conditions in the quickly built or refitted detentions centres, just tell them not to come. All problems solved!”Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador agreed last month to crack down on undocumented migration, deploying tens of thousands of National Guardsmen to tighten its borders after Trump threatened to impose tariffs. Mexico’s national immigration authority said last week deportations had jumped by 33 per cent in June, while the DHS said it expects a 25 per cent drop in migrants taken into custody along the US-Mexico border in the same month.last_img read more

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