first_imgTwo doctors of the BRD Medical College Hospital, including in-charge of the encephalitis ward Dr. Kafeel Khan, had been suspended in connection with the death of more than 60 children there earlier this month.In-charge of the 100-bed AES ward Dr. Khan and in-charge of Anaesthesia Dr. Satish had been suspended after the State government’s approval, principal of the medical college Dr. P. K. Singh said.Criminal action The probe committee headed by Chief Secretary Rajive Kumar had recommended initiating criminal action against the then principal of the medical college Dr. Satish, Dr. Khan and M/s Pushpa Sales Pvt Ltd.With this, seven persons had been suspended following the deaths in the State-run hospital due to alleged lack of oxygen supply. Besides the then principal Dr. Rajiv Kumar Mishra, three employees and a pharmacist had also been suspended, Dr. Singh said.last_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano. Photo: Reuters.Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano was in a coma and in serious condition following a heart attack on Saturday.After being resuscitated on a Madrid street by paramedics, the 88-year-old Di Stefano was taken to Madrid’s Gregorio Maranon Hospital where he remains in coma.The hospital medical report said Di Stefano was “stable” but “serious.” It said he has been sedated, received a tracheal intubation, and was on mechanical ventilation.A spokeswoman for Madrid’s emergency service Samur told The Associated Press that an ambulance was called to attend Di Stefano at Juan Ramon Jimenez street, just north of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, at 5 pm. She spoke on condition of anonymity because of department policy preventing her from being identified by name.She said paramedics found Di Stefano’s heart had stopped beating and he wasn’t breathing, but they managed to resuscitate him after 18 minutes.Dubbed “La Saeta Rubia” (The Blond Arrow) for his speed, Di Stefano is a former Argentina forward who helped Madrid win five straight European Champions Cups from 1956-60, and eight Spanish league titles. He was voted European player of the year in 1957 and ’59.He retired at the age of 40 in 1966, ending a 22-year playing career.He turned 88 on Friday.Madrid appointed Di Stefano honorary president in 2000 and named its new training complex after him six years later, with a statue erected in his honor in 2008.Former Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain sent his wishes that Di Stefano recovers from the World Cup in Brazil after he scored to give Argentina a 1-0 victory over Belgium in the quarterfinals.advertisement”It is not good news for football, for us, for those who know him, those who have been close with Alfredo,” said Higuain. “Alfredo was always very close with me. I have a great respect and I feel for him and I send him my greetings from here. And I hope that he will recover.”Madrid club president Florentino Perez visited Di Stefano at the hospital.A diabetic, Di Stefano underwent a quadruple aorta-coronary bypass with a pacemaker implanted in December 2005 after suffering a myocardial infarction. He has been hospitalized several times in recent years to monitor his heart condition.last_img read more

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Southeast Asian nations launch joint bid to host 2034 Fifa World Cup This jewelry designer is also an architect LATEST STORIES Thailand thrashed Vietnam 25-21, 25-12, 25-11, earlier to run away with the title.“This is still a big improvement for us, we gave it our best out there,” said national coach Shaq delos Santos. “It is the SEA Games we are really after.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manThe national team will next hold a training camp in Japan from Oct. 20 to Nov. 2. View comments DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Becoming his own man Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ MOST READ The Philippines used the Asean Volleyball Grand Prix to get a glimpse of its Southeast Asian Games chances. They caught a peek of bronze twice.The Nationals came up with second straight third-place finish in the tournament after losing to Indonesia, 25-21, 25-17, 22-25, 25-21, Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00PH military destroys thousands of illegal guns, ammo00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issuelast_img read more

first_imgRoyal Challengers Bangalore’s performance on Sunday drew scathing criticism from captain Virat Kohli as they lost by 27 runs against Rising Pune Supergiant at the M Chinnaswamy stadium. (Scorecard)Put into bat, Pune managed to post 161/8 despite suffering a dramatic middle-order collapse. In reply, Bangalore kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and were eventually restricted to 134/9. Pune now hold the record of defending the lowest total at the M Chinnaswamy by a visiting team.Kohli looked visibly disappointed with the performance of his team and said that they don’t deserve to win if they keep on playing like this.”Not an easy thing to find momentum. We don’t deserve to win if we play like this. Honestly, last match we played really hard, today we let the game drift away in front of our eyes.”If we lose without intent, it’s not a nice feeling. You can’t come out and think of sweeping sides away. We need to play consistently and smartly. Pune was the better team and they won,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation.Pune at one stage were cruising at 127 for 2 with MS Dhoni and captain Steve Smith at the crease. But Dhoni’s wicket triggered a collapse as RPS lost five wickets within two overs. It was Manoj Tiwary’s quickfire 27 off 11 balls which helped Pune go past the 160-run mark.While the batsmen failed, it was the bowler’s from Pune who put on an outstanding show to restrict RCB on their home turf. Ben Stokes and Shardul Thakur were the star performers for RPS as they picked up three wickets each while Jaydev Unadkat chipped in with two wickets as RCB lost their third match in a row.advertisementKohli also lashed out at his bowlers for leaking too many runs in the death overs.”Guys coming in need to step up. We can’t play with fear of failure. We can’t bowl thinking what if we leak runs. That is is a massive mistake in sport, specially in cricket. We have to be more expressive. Last year, we had to win four out of four and we qualified. It’s not going to happen every time, so we need to pull our socks up.  “If you play with intent and get out or get hit, it’s fine. You can’t be switched off and let the game drift away. As professional cricketers, you have to do well. People expect you to do well. We didn’t deserve to win. We as players need to take more responsibility,” Kohli added.last_img read more

first_imgMumbai City FC came back from behind through a stoppage time goal from Pranjal Bhumij to hold hosts Kerala Blasters to a 1-1 draw in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru International stadium in Kochi on Friday.Halicharan Narzary’s 24th minute strike looked to have put the Blasters on course for three points but Bhumij came up with a long-range stunner in stoppage time to rescue a point for the Islanders.Having beaten ATK away from home in their opening match, Blasters’ coach David James named an unchanged XI for the clash with Matej Poplatnik and Slavisa Stojanovic continuing to lead the line up top.Jorge Costa, on the other hand, made as many as four changes to the side which lost to Jamshedpur FC with Raynier Fernandes, Sehnaj Singh, Arnold Issoko and Shouvik Ghosh being drafted into the playing XI..@KeralaBlasters took an early lead, but a late goal helped @MumbaiCityFC rescue a point tonight.More videos: https://t.co/mrtZlxvu6i #ISLRecap #LetsFootball #FanBannaPadega #KERMUM pic.twitter.com/OBNmt66ZRXIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 5, 2018Kerala Blasters began well with an excellent low cross by Seiminlen Doungel from the left-flank in the third minute which found Narzary but Mumbai custodian Amrinder Singh placed himself well to deny the Kerala winger.The hosts continued to threaten the Mumbai goal with their two wingers looking particularly lively and they got a deserved lead in the 24th minute.A brilliant back-heeled pass by Krcmarevic released Doungel into the box and the right-winger cut the ball back to an unmarked Narzary. The left-winger took a touch to set himself up before slamming a fierce left-footed shot which beat Amrinder at his near post.advertisementThe visitors were camped in their own-half for much of the first-half with Poplatnik causing them all sorts of problems with his movement.With their attack isolated, Costa’s men failed to create any clear-cut chances as the Blasters took a one-goal lead into the interval.Watch @KeralaBlasters skipper @SandeshJhingan lead the Viking clap with the Yellow Army!#HeroISL #LetsFootball #KERMUM pic.twitter.com/dmQkJqpKs8Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 5, 2018James’ men maintained their supremacy at the start of the second period with Doungel blasting one wide over the bar after being set up by Lalruatthara.The Islanders grew into the game slowly with Issoko particularly enterprising on the right flank.But an off-colour Rafael Bastos did not help their cause as moves broke down in the final third.Issoko found himself in some space in the box towards the hour-mark after being released by Raynier Fernandes but the Congolese’s shot failed to trouble Dheeraj Singh in Blasters’ goal.A superb goal from Apun Ka Pranjal earned him the Limitless player award against @KeralaBlasters #KERMUM #ApunKaTeam pic.twitter.com/yRlHP2ptSXMumbai City FC (@MumbaiCityFC) October 5, 2018Costa hooked Paulo Machado to bring on Matias Mirabaje in a bid to find a creative spark as Kerala looked to Keziron Kizito and Courage Pekuson to shore up things.Mirabaje did add some impetus to Mumbai’s attacks after coming on but clear openings continued to evade the visitors. It was the hosts who continued to look the more effective with Keziron looking particularly threatening on the break.Stojanovic should have doubled the Blasters’ lead in the dying minutes after finding acres of space in the Mumbai box following a cross from Pekuson. However, the Serbian forward failed to get a clear connection to the ball after taking a wild swing.At the other end, Dheeraj’s failure to deflect a high ball meant Moudou Sougou had the goal at his mercy but his shot on the turn went wide.Blasters’ wastefulness came back to bite them in added time with 19-year-old Mumbai substitute Bhumij drawing parity with a sensational strike from distance that gave a fully outstretched Dheeraj no chance and rescued a point for Mumbai City.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

first_imgPremier League ‘Unacceptable’ – Brighton boss Hughton responds to FA racism investigation Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 21:54 10/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy chris hughton - cropped Getty Images Premier League West Ham United v Brighton & Hove Albion West Ham United Brighton & Hove Albion The manager has given his view on the tolerance of offensive behaviour in football in light of a rather embarrassing week for the FA Brighton and Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton feels there is still an “unacceptable” level of offensive behaviour in football despite significant improvements in recent years.The Football Association has been in the spotlight this week following an investigation into the conduct of former England women’s boss Mark Sampson.Brighton 6/5 to be relegated Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The FA apologised to England players Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence after new evidence showed Sampson to have made remarks that were “discriminatory on the grounds of race”.Hughton, who became the first mixed-race player to represent the Republic of Ireland, says there is a “better environment” in football today but still believes there are steps forward to be taken.”We are all very aware at this particular moment of what does cross the line, certainly anything that is deemed offensive to any individual,” he told a news conference on Thursday.”It’s not just about what’s offensive to the changing room. If there is something said that’s offensive to one particular individual, it’s crossing the line.”What we have in the game at the moment is certainly a better environment than there used to be, but there are areas that are still very much unacceptable.”In our workplace at the moment, I think we are very aware of what’s acceptable and what’s not acceptable.”FA statement from Martin Glenn pic.twitter.com/mLvexO8R2T— FA Spokesperson (@FAspokesperson) October 18, 2017Hughton takes his Brighton side to face West Ham on Friday, looking to claim a first away Premier League win of the season.There is greater pressure on opposite number Slaven Bilic, however, with the Hammers having won only one of their last four league games.Hughton believes the speculation over Bilic’s future is unfair but says it stems from a culture that is unlikely to change.”Personally, I think it is too soon,” he said, just two days after Leicester City sacked manager Craig Shakespeare. “But it’s something that we have very much got used to.”It’s the pressure of management, it’s the pressure of needing to get results so quickly. The clamour of everybody involved in the club, in the game, that you have to get instant results.”Certainly, when there has been investment in clubs and, of course the foreign owners that we have now want results instantly and it’s something that we’ve got used to. I don’t see it changing.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp slammed as ‘arrogant’ after Leicester post-match interviewby Freddie Taylor18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been accused of becoming arrogant after his Champions League success last season.The German was furious in his post-match interview after Saturday’s win over Leicester City, slamming Foxes midfielder Hamza Choudhury for his challenge on Mohamed Salah.Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan believes the comments were aggressive and that there has been a change in Klopp’s demeanour this season.”Is he becoming infected by the disease of arrogance?” Jordan asked on talkSPORT.”I’ve noticed a slight change in Jurgen Klopp, in the language and robustness of his position.”I thought his post-match interview was very brusque and irritable – and I know that journalists can drive you mad with ridiculous questions – in his explanation of Salah and what happened to him.”I didn’t see him complain about what Trent Alexander-Arnold had done to molest a player by dragging his studs down the back of his Achilles.”He was very aggressive and on the front foot about what happened to Salah.” last_img read more

first_img This performance could be exactly what he needs to boost his stock before the draft.Check it out:Trace McSorley clocks the fastest unofficial 40 time by a quarterback with a 4.58. pic.twitter.com/yW3CK2Bi29— Onward State (@OnwardState) March 2, 2019During the broadcast on NFL Network, Daniel Jeremiah mentioned how McSorley could transition over to safety. After all, several schools thought he would be a defensive back coming out of high school.Teams have requested McSorley to work out with the defensive backs on Monday. If he does indeed grant their wish, then he’ll be spending additional time at the combine. Trace McSorley drops back to pass against Kentucky.ORLANDO, FL – JANUARY 01: Trace McSorley #9 of the Penn State Nittany Lions throws a pass against the Kentucky Wildcats in the first quarter of the VRBO Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium on January 1, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Trace McSorley might not be the most prolific passer in college football, but the dual-threat quarterback is clearly an excellent athlete. With the NFL Combine consisting of several drills that test players’ physical gifts, the Penn State product is putting on a show.McSorley left Penn State as one of the most respected player in the country. His leadership and production in Happy Valley kept the Nittany Lions in the playoff conversation for three years.Outside of Kyler Murray, it might be impossible to find another quarterback with McSorley’s athleticism in this draft. He put his quickness on display over the course of his collegiate career, finishing with 30 career rushing touchdowns.While scouts will probably focus on McSorley’s throwing drills at the combine, he did raise a few eyebrows with his blazing speed in the 40-yard dash. He edged out Tyree Jackson of Buffalo for the best time of his group with 4.58 seconds.last_img read more

first_img Next World Cup 2019: Don’t know what is happening with Dhoni gloves controversy, says Rohit SharmaWorld Cup 2019: India vice captain Rohit Sharma said he is unaware of the controversy around MS Dhoni’s gloves and people would see it on Sunday if the Indian wicket-keeper wears the same gloves against Australia.advertisement Indo Asian News Agency LondonJune 8, 2019UPDATED: June 8, 2019 20:49 IST India’s Rohit Sharma at a press conference ahead of Australia clash (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia vice-captain Rohit Sharma said he is unaware of MS Dhoni gloves controversyMS Dhoni wore gloves with Army insignia during the South Africa game in SouthamptonIndia will face Australia in their second World Cup 2019 game on SundayIndia vice-captain Rohit Sharma on Saturday refused to comment on the Mahendra Singh Dhoni gloves controversy, saying it will be for everyone to see whether the former captain will sport the regimental dagger insignia on his keeping gloves during India’s clash against Australia on Sunday.”I don’t know what is happening with that (the gloves controversy), I have nothing to say. Maybe you’ll see tomorrow,” Rohit told reporters on the eve of India’s World Cup clash against defending champions Australia.India’s opening game in the ongoing World Cup against South Africa on Wednesday saw Dhoni once again profess his love for the security forces after he was spotted with the regimental dagger insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces on his wicketkeeping gloves.The Army insignia was spotted on Dhoni’s gloves as television replays showed him stumping Andile Phehlukwayo in the 40th over of the innings bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal.While the BCCI asked the ICC to allow Dhoni to continue sporting the insignia, the game’s governing body rejected the plea, saying that the regulations for ICC events didn’t permit any individual message and that the logo also breached the regulations in relation to what was permitted on wicketkeeping gloves.Talking about his match-winning 122 against South Africa in India’s cup opener, Rohit said it was a special knock, one which he rated very highly.”My 122 not out at Southampton was a very special hundred. One of my best. It wasn’t an easy pitch and I had to be patient. It wasn’t a typical innings from me. Not my best, but right up there,” Rohit said.advertisementAsked about breaking records at the World Cup, Rohit, who already has three ODI double centuries to his name, said: “Personally I don’t look at getting past anyone’s record. I have to get the job done for the team. That’s what matters. Opening wasn’t easy for me initially. The journey continues. I want to win maximum games for my country.”The senior batsman also backed K.L. Rahul who batted at No. 4 for India in the first match, settling the much-debated issue of who should bat in that position. While Rahul did not get as many runs as he would have liked, the right-hander forged a crucial partnership with Rohit.”KL (Rahul) didn’t get a lot of runs in the last game, but he looked good and helped me put on a big partnership. His 26 was as good as a 50. I have a lot of hope on him for the tournament,” he said.Rohit further said that the 2017 Champions Trophy played in England and Wales, in which he amassed 304 runs from five innings, gave him a lot of confidence. “Champions Trophy gave me a lot of confidence. Opening hasn’t been easy, it’s a challenge. I’ve really understood my game in the last 4-5 years.Also Read | No player will think of what MS Dhoni is sporting on his gloves on Sunday: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | Tough to understand how ICC has a problem: RP Singh on MS Dhoni glove controversyAlso SeeFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow MS Dhoni glovesFollow Rohit Sharmalast_img read more

first_img2. Nachi-taisha Professional Climber Adrian Ballinger on the Savage Mountain, No-Oxygen Climbing, and YouTube Modern Nomad is a weekly column dedicated to mobile gear, must-see world destinations, tips for life on the road, and traveling better through technology.Japan is home to some of the most fascinating history in the world. Its modern society is a direct result of more than a millennium of spiritual and religious influences. Buddhism and Shintoism have shaped its politics, its ethics, and its civilization as a whole. There’s no better way to explore the country’s roots than to hike its oldest and most sacred path. The Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage is one of only two hikes in the world with a spot on UNESCO’s exclusive list of World Heritage Sites (the other being Spain’s famous Camino de Santiago), which is to say it should definitely be on your bucket list.It’s possible to hike the pilgrimage on your own, but a professional guided tour is definitely recommended. Walk Japan’s nine-day hiking tour begins with an overnight stay in the modern, bustling metropolis of Osaka. From there, the pilgrimage works backward through the country’s spiritual timeline along Japan’s rural Kii peninsula. Guests first trek to the tiny temple town of Koyosan, revered as the epicenter of Shingon Buddhism. The hike continues onward for nearly 80 kilometers through the remote, mountainous Kumano region and finally ends in the beautiful, seaside city of Ise. The latter is home to the Ise Grand Shrine, considered the country’s most sacred and historically relevant Shinto Shrine.Related: The Manual Guide to Kobe BeefThroughout the week, hikers experience unique elements of Japanese culture that few foreigners will ever see. Koyasan provides the opportunity to sleep like modern Buddhist monks in traditional temple lodging, dine on their unique vegetarian cuisine (shojin ryori), and even sit in on morning prayers. The town’s Kongobuji temple is also home to Banryutei Rock Garden — believed to be the largest zen rock garden in Japan. The rocks were harvested from Shikoku (birthplace of Kobo Daishi, founder of Kyosan and Shingon Buddhism) and the garden is designed to represent two dragons swimming through a mass of clouds.The pilgrimage also passes through a number of other significant Shinto shrines, including Kumano Hongū Taisha. Here, the world’s largest Torii gate (42 meters wide and nearly 34 meters tall) marks the entrance along the Oyunohara sandbank near the sacred Kumano river. Almost every night of the tour, hikers also overnight at hotels with traditional Japanese hot spring (onsen) baths and can even relax in the country’s oldest bath in the town of Yunomine Onsen.The tour is wholly unique and will intrigue almost any type of traveler — hikers and outdoor lovers, history buffs, anyone fascinated by Japanese culture, and of course those who intend to make the pilgrimage as part of an actual spiritual journey. 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploring Editors’ Recommendations center_img The World’s 12 Most Grueling and Insane Endurance Races Explore the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone on an Exclusive Bessarabia Tour A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing last_img read more

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Seriously Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date We all want perfectly white teeth, but sometimes obtaining those pearly whites can present a challenge. Not all products work as well as they say they do – so The Manual did some investigative reporting to figure out which products won’t burn a hole in your pocket (or your enamel). For those of you who need to seek a little extra help in the tooth department – no worries, we found the perfect spot for you, too.For the Quick SwishListerine Healthy White Mouthwash – $7This anti-cavity rinse uses sodium fluoride to actively fight bacteria and whiten your teeth. The peroxide-free formula is gentle on the gums and helps remove tough stains from your enamel. We recommend using the mouthwash twice a day after brushing to achieve that camera-ready glow.See ItFor an Easy AdditionArm & Hammer Truly Radiant Whitening Booster – $7So your teeth just need a little boost and you’re not really down for a lengthy routine any time you want a little whitening. Consider a paste like Arm & Hammer Whitening Booster, which you place over your toothpaste during your daily routine and brush as usual. You can start brightening up your teeth in only a week without having to interrupt your schedule or eliminate your favorite toothpaste brand.See It Crest 3D White Brilliance Boost Polishing Treatment – $7If you’re looking for a beneficial add-on to your normal teeth-cleaning routine, look no further than this polishing treatment from Crest. All you’ve got to do is apply the liquid to your teeth after brushing and presto! A knockout smile that’s as brilliant as you are.See ItFor a Jump StartCrest 3D White Whitestrips with Advanced Seal – $45It’s not just a seal you guys – it’s an advanced seal. Crest Whitestrips have been on the market for some time – and they just keep getting better. These won’t slip or slide (like other products with plain ol’ average seals), and you can even drink water while wearing them. Expect to see noticeable whitening in about two weeks. Sometimes even we here at The Manual can’t get over where technology has taken us.See ItOpalescence Go 15% Whitening Kit – $67For a more intense experience, check out this whitening system from Opalescence Go. The product comes with trays, which you’ll fill up with a special gel composed of potassium nitrate and fluoride. You’ll then place the trays in your mouth and keep them set for 15-20 minutes once a day. We suggest using the system for up to 5 days.See It For a More Natural OptionTuxedo Natural Teeth Whitener – $24Words can hardly describe the sheer torture of tooth and gum irritation. The last thing you want to do if you have sensitive teeth or gums is to put anything on your teeth that could make it worse. Even if your teeth aren’t particularly sensitive, you may just have a preference for natural grooming products. Either way, Tuxedo from Gold Mountain Beauty is going to suit you. It comes in powder form, and you can use it by dipping your toothbrush into it before your usual brushing. Tuxedo has a completely natural formula and one jar lasts up to three months, so it’s perfectly gentle on your mouth and your wallet.See ItTeeth Whitening Charcoal Powder – $25 Powered with activated charcoal powder, this all-natural teeth whitener from Active Wow promises to brighten up your smile without causing irritation to your gums. The material is made up of charred coconuts (the purest form of food-grade charcoal), Bentonite, and orange seed oil. To use, simply dip a slightly wet toothbrush into the charcoal and apply it to your teeth for 1-2 minutes. It’ll be messy (and look terrifying), but the results make it well worth the hassle.See ItFor Fast TreatmentAuraGlow Teeth Whitening Kit – $48Have you decided you’re going all-in on this teeth-whitening thing? Are you only holding out because you’re afraid more advanced products will be too much work for no pay-off? Do you like fun lights but you’re also impatient? The AuraGlow Teeth Whitening Kit is for those who want fast results without a complicated process. Just put some whitening gel into the included tray, turn on the light, and keep the tray in your mouth for thirty minutes a day, and you’ll see visible results after the first treatment.See ItHiSmile Teeth Whitening Kit with LED Light – $60Designed to whiten upper and lower teeth at the same time, this LED light from HiSmile is guaranteed to give you pearly whites in a flash. Simply wear the device for 10 minutes and your teeth will get up to eight shades whiter. We suggest using the light as a compliment to your normal routine, utilizing it sparingly whenever you need a freshen up.See ItFor Professional Help without the HassleLavaan Dental SpaIf you have a wedding, Bar Mitzvah, or red carpet event coming up and you need immediate assistance, visit the Lavaan Dental Spa. A spa for your teeth? Yes, a spa for your teeth! This service, started by NYU College of Dentistry grads Dr. Michelle Katz and Dr. Rappaport, takes all the pain away from setting up a dental appointment. No need to call ahead – just stop by and choose from a wide selection of options on their ‘spa menu’, from a quick 30-minute clean to several express whitening packages. And, of course, if you don’t have a tooth-spa in your area, you can always see your personal dentist, who are privy to high-powered whiteners not available on the open market.And now that you’ve got your teeth sparkly white, it’s time to turn your attention to why you should use a tongue scraper. Seriously. You need one.Article updated February 22, 2018 by Cody Gohl. 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Portion Control: The Best Meal Prep Containers on the Market last_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights Coordinator of the Restorative Justice Unit in the Ministry of Justice, Dr. Kahilah Whyte, said the goal is to train at least three individuals at every institution, “[in] roughly 1,000 schools”. “We are on the cusp of making Jamaica the first restorative justice country [in the world]. It is not an overnight thing, [but] we are hoping that with restorative justice we [can] rearrange the thinking of these young people,” Dr. Whyte added. Dr. Whyte said the Unit trained about 407 administrators from 198 schools across the island during 2018. The Government is looking to train approximately 3,000 school administrators islandwide in restorative justice practices.Coordinator of the Restorative Justice Unit in the Ministry of Justice, Dr. Kahilah Whyte, said the goal is to train at least three individuals at every institution, “[in] roughly 1,000 schools”.She was speaking with JIS News following the Ministry’s Restorative Justice Youth Town Hall Meeting at Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College in Granville, St. James, on Wednesday (February 6).Dr. Whyte said the Unit trained about 407 administrators from 198 schools across the island during 2018.This is in addition to other stakeholders, including Justices of the Peace and police officers.She pointed out that the Ministry remains committed to ensuring that stakeholders in schools islandwide are equipped with the requisite knowledge to be fully immersed in restorative justice practices.“We (the Ministry) will not stop until every single school is saturated with the knowledge on how we can move this environment that we live in to a more peaceful, amicable society that flows with love and harmony, by listening to each other, by teaching our young people that there are other ways to solve problems and conflict with one another,” Dr. Whyte emphasised.She noted, however, that the anticipated outcomes from implementing restorative justice practices in schools will take time to manifest.Against this background, Dr. Whyte said the town hall meeting was staged with a view to empowering the youth to explore alternatives to curb the cycle of criminal activity and behaviour that may be influenced by peer pressure, music, parental relationships “or their socio-economic backgrounds”.She contended that engendering restorative justice in schools through mechanisms such as training allows staff and students to “slow down, really take a deep breath and exhale when they are thinking about conflict”.“We are on the cusp of making Jamaica the first restorative justice country [in the world]. It is not an overnight thing, [but] we are hoping that with restorative justice we [can] rearrange the thinking of these young people,” Dr. Whyte added.The town hall meeting, which entailed a panel discussion, brought together educational institutions from across western Jamaica for discourse on the Restorative Justice Unit’s plans earmarked for implementation in schools, as well as scenarios in which attendant practices could be employed.The event formed part of the Ministry’s 10th Restorative Justice Week commemoration, from Sunday, February 3 to Friday, February 8, under the theme ‘A Restorative Approach to School to Prison Pipeline in Jamaica’.last_img read more

first_imgCALGARY — A narrow, snow-covered gravel road winds its way to a hidden gate that opens to a parcel of land on the southern tip of Calgary.But it’s not a typical ranch property. Behind large, wire fences live a Przewalski wild horse native to Mongolia, Vancouver Island marmots, burrowing owls, greater sage grouse and whooping cranes.The Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre, which opened in 1984 and is operated by the Calgary Zoo, is dedicated to saving endangered species.“Often we are the last resort for many endangered species that have struggled in the wild,” explains Dr. Axel Moehrenschlager, the zoo’s director of conservation and science.Staff aim to give the animals the best possible care and make them suitable to release back into the wild.“These are species that are destined for the wild, or their offspring are, and so we need to make sure that they are kept as wild as possible. These are extremely sensitive species. We don’t want people to randomly climb fences and being noisy and disturbing the animals.”The program’s reputation has grown over the years to the point where it is getting requests to take on more species from around the world, Moehrenschlager says.The centre is also planning to relocate to a more private location east of Calgary within the next couple of years. The city’s urban spread has started encroaching on the property, he says.“It used to be in the middle of nowhere, but we’ve got developments happening so we need to transition that and move it.”Some of the animals aren’t bothered by outside stimuli. “Well come on over. How you doing?” says Calgary Zoo general curator Colleen Baird after calling to two Asiatic horses kept separate from the main herd.The whooping cranes, however, are a different matter.Their loud, single-note bugle calls can be heard clearly inside the burrowing owl sanctuary. “They always wake up the neighbours,” Baird says with a laugh.A visit to see the cranes wasn’t possible because anything upsetting to them could reduce the need to breed.“They will get cautious and often will shut down and not breed, as the environment and outward cues are telling them that conditions are not ideal or safe to expend all the energy it takes to raise a chick,” Baird says.“Any changes the cranes will pick up on right away, as they are defending territories and males wanting to have a safe place to do their mating dance to the females.”The centre is the only facility in Canada that helps breed whooping cranes and its program has been a big success, Baird says. Their global population had dropped to 14 in the 1990s but has since grown to more than 400.The burrowing owls habitat is also a busy place.Zookeeper Joan Gellatly has been on the job for 30 years and is responsible for their care and feeding. “We make sure everybody’s healthy and happy, fed and watered. Just like when you’ve got pets at home, it’s kind of our job.”The burrowing owl program is in its third year. Research teams also grab owlets from the wild in the spring and bring them into captivity for 10 months because they often don’t survive.At the end of the 10 months, researchers match up predetermined males and females, tag them and release them.“Then researchers will follow the birds through the summer time. And, if they pair-bond for the season, they nest and the eggs and the owlets hatch out,” said Gellatly. “We have had success with that.”Moehrenschlager describes the centre as doing amazing things to help animals and ecosystems.“All we’re trying to do is prevent extinction so we need to make sure that these programs do their part to help the species.”— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitter Bill Graveland, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Interim Dean Rick Cheel poses with student award winners.More than 300 students, family members and student award donors filled Pond Inlet on Nov. 18 for the third annual Faculty of Mathematics and Science Student Awards Assembly.The assembly, held each November, celebrates the academic excellence of mathematics and science students. In addition to recognizing those named to the Dean’s Honour List, the evening also saw over 50 donor-funded scholarships and awards presented.Interim Dean Rick Cheel thanked the donors.“You have impacted (students’) lives and I am glad to be able to provide this opportunity for you to meet the students who benefit from your support, and for the students to meet the people behind the award they receive,” he said.A recent Angus Reid survey of 16 to 18-year-olds enrolled in at least one high school science course shows a disconnect between Canadian’s theoretical belief in the value of a science education and the students’ actual career intentions, said Greg Finn, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic), in his remarks.While 90 per cent say that young people’s interest in science is essential to the country’s future prosperity, only 37 per cent of those surveyed were interested in taking a science course at the post-secondary level.We need to encourage more students to pursue science, technology and mathematics learning at the secondary and post-secondary level, Finn said. A science education opens many more doors for career opportunities than people realize.This year’s assembly also saw Andrew Panko (BSc ’75) receive the 2010 Distinguished Mathematics and Science Alumni Award in recognition of his professional accomplishments and community service. read more

LONDON — The British government is insisting its assessment that there could be food and medicine shortages, gridlock at ports and riots in the streets if there is a no-deal Brexit is a worst-case scenario, not what is likely to happen.The stark picture of disruption represents the government’s “reasonable worst case scenario” for leaving the European Union on Oct. 31 without a divorce agreement The government was forced to publish the document late Wednesday after lawmakers demanded it.Opposition politicians say the “Operation Yellowhammer” document — the government’s code name for its Brexit preparations — shows Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reckless to consider leaving the EU without a deal.Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said Thursday that “we are spending the money on doing lots of things to mitigate those assumptions.”The Associated Press read more

Dennis McNamara, the Director of the UN’s Internal Displacement Division, told a press conference in Nairobi, Kenya, that rape and sexual violence against women and girls in Darfur was an immense problem.He made his remarks on the day that the Security Council deadline arrived for the Sudanese Government to show that it is giving Darfur’s vast population of internally displaced persons (IDPs) better protection and it is disarming the militias accused of attacking civilians.This Thursday, Jan Pronk, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sudan, will brief the Security Council on his findings of whether Khartoum is making progress in its pledges. Tonight he is expected to present his report on the issue to Secretary-General Kofi Annan.In Nairobi, Mr. McNamara said there was a chronic lack of protection for Darfur’s estimated 1.2 million IDPs. He said the Sudanese Government was continuing to pressure the IDPs to leave their makeshift camps and return to the homes they fled because of earlier attacks by the notorious Janjaweed militias.Mr. McNamara said Khartoum’s harassment was still occurring despite the efforts of officials from the UN, the African Union (AU) and many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in Darfur – a vast, impoverished region in Sudan’s remote west – to stop it.Women are frequently attacked and sexually assaulted as they leave IDP camps to collect firewood, and they say their attackers are Janjaweed, Mr. McNamara added.Many women are unable to receive hospital treatment for their injuries because they do not report the rapes to police out of shame and fear.In other developments on Sudan:Political negotiations, which have resumed in Abuja, Nigeria, between Khartoum and the two Darfur rebel groups, the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), will continue for the rest of the week. The talks will focus on humanitarian concerns, security, political issues, and social and economic affairs.The Head of Operations for the Sudan situation for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Jean-Marie Fakhouri, said the estimated 200,000 Darfur refugees living in neighbouring Chad cannot return home until security improves. He warned that more Sudanese could flee across the border.The Sudanese Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), which are holding talks to end their 21-year civil war in Sudan’s south, have signed a UN-organized agreement on dealing with the region’s vast amount of land mines. read more

Assistant Secretary-General Jane Holl Lute described strides being made by the UN to expand and bolster its support to affected countries. “UN mine action supports Security Council mandates in Afghanistan, Burundi, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, the temporary security zone between Ethiopia and Eritrea, Southern Lebanon and in Sudan, where mine action is an integral component of the comprehensive peace agreement,” she said.She cited the UN’s work in Cyprus as an example of “how mine action can contribute to peace-building.” There, the UN peacekeeping force (UNFICYP), UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Mine Action Service are working together in a programme that is “removing the physical barrier between the two sides to the conflict and is opening the way for more crossing points.”In Colombia, the only nation in Latin America where mines are still being sown, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) leads the UN effort to assist the government and local partners in developing capacity and coordinating the UN response, she said. UNICEF also leads efforts in Nepal, where improvised explosive devices present the main threat. The situation there, she added, “remains under close scrutiny.”In Sudan, the UN programme has been integrated into the UN peacekeeping mission (UNMIS). “The MRE activities coordinated by the Sudan mine action programme assist local populations live in close proximity with mined areas and assist refugee and displaced populations avoid accidents as they return to their homes,” the Assistant Secretary-General said.She praised the “generous support of donor governments and the tireless dedication” of countries affected by mines and other explosive remnants of war. The UN’s role in mine action is “integral to the mission of the organization and [one] that we look forward to fulfilling in the future.” read more

“The school supplies are going to every government primary school in the country,” UNICEF Representative in Liberia Angela Kearney said. “Starting last month in Maryland County, in southeastern Liberia, UNICEF has been distributing 5,500 educational kits.”Each kit consists of enough exercise books, pens, pencils and crayons for 80 children for three months, as well as teacher’s supplies, like chalk, erasers, and flipcharts, she said.All the supplies are being delivered to the schools free of charge, thanks to assistance from the peacekeeping UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and other organizations, UNICEF said.If a community is not accessible by road, the learning materials are sent by sea. Some 50,000 children received kits delivered in a 60-foot Fanti canoe from Ghana and a powerboat from a UNICEF partner, the Danish Refugee Council. Volunteers then carried the boxes from the shore to the schools, a good hour’s trek.Once the boxes arrive at each school, students line up to receive their own set of books and writing materials, UNICEF said. read more

“We join together in sorrow for a mighty loss and in celebration of a mighty life,” Mr. Ban said in remarks at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, which is a museum. Mr. Mandela, affectionately known as ‘Madiba,’ died last Thursday. The late human rights lawyer, prisoner of conscience, international peacemaker and first democratically-elected President of post-apartheid South Africa was 95.“Nelson Mandela’s principled stand in defense of the fundamental equality of all human beings was decisive in dismantling the system of apartheid,” said Mr. Ban. “His remarkable compassion upon his release from prison after 27 years set South Africa immediately on a path of dialogue and reconciliation.”The Secretary-General hailed Mr. Mandela as “a giant for justice, equality and human rights,” adding that he was more than one of the world’s greatest leaders. “He was a teacher, and he taught and practiced by example.”Mr. Ban recalled meeting Mr. Mandela at his home in February 2009, and how “deeply moved” the UN chief was by the way Madiba put the well-being of others first, by his humility, modesty, humble mind, and human decency.“That is wisdom for today as we strive to help the vulnerable, end armed conflict, protect human rights and create the better world for which Nelson Mandela gave so much. “The people of South Africa and the entire world have lost a hero. His legacy is profound, immortal and will continue to guide the work of the United Nations.”The Secretary-General also visited Mr. Mandela’s residence, where he offered his condolences to the former President’s family.According to media reports, Tuesday’s memorial service in Johannesburg will precede three days during which Mr. Mandela’s body will lie in state in the Union Buildings in Pretoria before his burial on Sunday in his childhood village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape. read more

first_imgAfter hearing a request from a safety-conscious customer, the Engineering Department at J. H. Fletcher & Co. has developed a machine that dramatically increases worker safety during mine slope beam installations. It eliminates much of the need for heavy lifting and awkward reaching that can result in injury. In the past, workers hefted large beam components into position manually, holding them stationary until they could be bolted together, explained Ben Hardman, Fletcher Coal Products Sales Manager. After several beams had been set, they were fastened together using connector bars and corrugated metal panels. Finally, grout or concrete would be pumped around the metal to make a sealed structure. To manage these operations, miners had to climb around the structures with tools and materials, manoeuvring them into position.“We wanted to eliminate as many hazards from these activities as possible,” Hardman said. With the new machine, beams can be pre-assembled, trammed to the installation site and lifted into position by the operator, located in the tram deck, under a canopy. Next, workers can move to a powered platform while installing connectors and panels, and pumping the sealer. Exposure to injury is decreased, while productivity is improved.The machine is built on a small face drill chassis, and utilizes a small face drill boom. The boom swings, lifts and extends. Two 3600 rotary actuators ensure accurate beam positioning. The platform lifts, tilts and extends so workers can be stable. A walk-over deck design allows easy access from platform to tram deck.last_img read more