The Music Empowers Foundation and platinum-selling recording artist and American Idol winner, Kris Allen have announced the start of the Music Matters To Me video contest.During the month-long contest, music education supporters will submit short videos explaining why they feel music education is important. All participants will have the chance to win thousands of dollars for their favorite local music education programs.All music education supporters who submit a qualifying video will receive a $50 DonorsChoose.org gift card, which they can use to help fund a classroom education project of their choosing. Those who submit a winning video will receive up to $2,500 in DonorsChoose.org gift cards and a direct donation from Music Empowers and Kris Allen to their local music education program in their honor.“My fans are very generous and they love to see their contributions put to work at the local level, ” said Mr. Allen, who recently raised thousands of dollars for Music Empowers Foundation with an online concert. “Music Empowers and I thought this video contest would be a fun way to help channel some money right back into local music ed. programs that the fans get to choose.”According to Andy Davis, founder of Music Empowers Foundation, funding isn’t the only goal of Music Matters To Me. “Because all the videos submitted will be shared on our website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed, we are hoping to generate increased awareness of the importance of music education and maybe inspire a few new advocates as well,” explained Mr. Davis.The contest is open to all supporters of music education and videos can be submitted through August 31st. Contest winners will be announced after Labor Day.To enter and learn more about the Music Matters To Me video contest, click here.Source:PR Newswire
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Harry’s has carved out a niche selling men shaving razors direct to their doors, elbowing in on an industry long dominated by names like Gillette and Schick.In the process, the company says it found that 1 million women were using its products for their shaving needs.So its logical next step is Flamingo, a direct-to-consumer hair removal and body-care brand for women that launches Tuesday.Flamingo’s leaders say their aim is to make women more comfortable talking about shaving and waxing.“We want to normalize the fact that women might have hair here, or there, and if they choose to remove it, we want to support that,” Allie Melnick, the general manager for Flamingo says in an interview with The Associated Press.Flamingo is the first brand to emerge from Harry’s Labs, an offshoot of the company that has chipped away at the market share of industry giant Gillette, capitalizing on consumer frustration with pricey razors. Harry’s received $112 million in new funding earlier this year to develop new brands, with a vision to becoming a major consumer-products company to compete with the likes of Gillette parent Proctor & Gamble.Flamingo offers a five-blade razor, waxing kits, shaving gel and body lotion for women. The products will be sold on its own direct-to-consumer website , a space where the brand’s leaders Brittania Boey and Melnick hope to open frank conversations about women and body hair.The duo says Harry’s internal research shows nearly all U.S. women choose to shave or wax off some of their body hair. They say Flamingo wants to offer products and tips to help women do that while talking openly about furry toes, back hair and fuzzy upper lips.Harry’s launched as a direct-to-consumer company in 2013. It has since expanded into body care for men and now sells its products in Target and Walmart. Along with rival Dollar Shave Club, the company shook up the $2.8 billion U.S. men’s shaving industry, forcing Gillette to slash its razor prices and revamp its marketing strategy to stem a decline in market share.Harry’s remains a relatively small player, with 2 per cent of the market, according to Euromonitor International market research firm. But its direct-to-consumer model has helped create a sense of intimacy with its customer base that bigger brands find hard to replicate.Consumers have a growing appetite for tailored offerings that make small companies appealing, according to a recent report from management consulting firm Bain & Co., which cited both Harry’s and Dollar Shave Clubs as examples. Chobani’s and Noosa’s have similarly disrupted the yogurt industry, while digital upstarts like Casper’s helped drive Mattress Firm into bankruptcy.Flamingo hopes for the same success in the $1 billion U.S. women’s shaving industry, where Gillette holds 50 per cent of the market, according to Euromonitor. The new brand will compete in a more fractured landscape than the one Harry’s encountered for men’s shavers five years ago.Several new online brands have already seized attention, if not yet significant market share.Among them are Angel Shave Club, which donates part of its sales to the Malala Fund to promote education for girls abroad. The start-up Billie made a splash since launching last year with ads showing body hair — including a gif of a woman shaving her toe — while declaring war on the “pink tax,” the notion that women typically pay more than men for the same product.“It is likely that more women’s shave clubs will enter the U.S. market before one or two players emerge on top,” Kayla Villena, senior analyst at Euromonitor International, said in a recent report that preceded Flamingo’s launch.Melnick and Boey said more than 1 million women have bought Harry’s products, making Flamingo a logical first choice for the company’s newest brand.“My wife uses Harry’s now, too. She was stealing mine, so I got her one,” said Cody Chastain, a 42-year-old Roseville, California, man who likes Harry’s because of the convenience of its delivery service.Flamingo mirrors Harry’s in pricing and the simplicity of its offerings. It has one five-blade razor with a handle that comes in three different colours, priced at $9. Cartridge replacements are $2.25 per blade. It’s a deliberate contrast to the array of women’s razors from Gillette and No. 2 player Schick, which range from disposable razors for around $1 a piece to higher-end razors at 4$ or $5 per blade replacement.One notable difference separates Flamingo from the men’s razors Harry’s offers. Flamingo will offer its products a-la-carte only because women’s shaving routines vary too widely for subscription plans, Melnick says. Some shave only during warm seasons. Other might not bother shaving their legs if they are not in a romantic relationship. And, she says, women are very particular about which part of their body to shave or wax.Melnick has clearly gotten comfortable talking about her own lifelong battle with body hair.“I keep my arm hair, except when I demonstrate our wax strip. But I choose to remove my toe hair,” she says. “It’s all very personal.”
The RCMP is reminding the public of the #9PMRoutine is a campaign, to equip citizens to protect themselves and their possessions.RCMP say the #9PMRoutine is simple to do as every night a 9:00 p.m., you go out to your vehicle to check to see that it is locked and that valuables are either removed or hidden from view.The RCMP say the biggest message of the #9PMRoutine is to secure your belongings because out of sight is out of mind. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – RCMP have tweeted to remove valuables from vehicles.RCMP tweeted Thursday, September 12th, 2019, three vehicles were broken into/unlocked with purses/wallets stolen and credit cards were fraudulently used.The Fort St. John RCMP say they have been receiving reports of theft from vehicles and reports of suspicious people car-hopping, checking doors on vehicles for easy access to tempting items.
Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press DENVER — Jacob Wassermann says there have been some unexpected side effects following months of physio after being paralyzed from the navel down in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.Wassermann, 18, has been hard at work since coming out of an induced coma following the April 6 accident north of Tisdale, Sask., which claimed 16 lives and injured 13 others.“The hardest part would be when I get a new muscle starting to work and then to get it strong again. Because when you first feel it you’re like super excited but you can’t do anything with it because it’s so weak,” he told The Canadian Press during an interview in Denver.“It’s a grind but I mean it’s worth it getting results. I’m excited to see where I can take it. Obviously the goal is to try and walk again but it is way, way down the road, if at all possible, so I’m just doing my best.”Wassermann and Ryan Straschnitzki, one of his Broncos teammates who was also paralyzed in the crash, played in an exhibition sledge hockey game Friday at the University of Denver, where they received a standing ovation.If Wassermann decides to pursue playing sledge hockey he will remain a goaltender. At six feet six inches, he would literally fill the net. But he said at this point it’s an “if.”“I’m still feeling out and seeing where things are going. If hockey is the sport that I pick — I’m still trying out a whole, wide variety of sports — and if hockey is the one I pick then, yes, I want to be playing at the highest level possible,” he said.“I’m pretty decided that I want to be a goalie. I miss being in net.”Kirby Wassermann said his son, as an elite athlete, is finding it “frustrating” that results are so slow in coming. But he said on a positive note, he does know how to work hard.“It’s slow but they told us it would be slow. Spinal cord injuries take a lot of time,” he said.“Initially at the accident it was navel down, which is still where the injury is, but he’s got movement in his hips and he’s got a little bit in his glutes.”Wassermann expects Jacob, who started playing goal when he was nine, will choose to return to hockey.“I think he’ll get back to that at some form again too,” he added.The family lives on a rural property just outside of Humboldt. Wassermann said renovations are complete and Jacob has modified his own truck so he’s able to drive.“I think these boys, as well as others, that were involved in this are going to find a lot of ways in their life as they move on to inspire and help people.”But Wassermann said there have been some difficult moments since the accident and adapting to a new normal.“You look back at pictures and it’s only been last spring so we’ve been getting a lot of the jerseys hung up in Jacob’s area and things like that, knowing the junior stuff is done with. But he’s had a very positive attitude.”Follow @BillGraveland on Twitter
Now that three Battle Ground council members have lost bids for re-election, the city is looking to put some of the bad blood behind it.Councilmen Mike Ciraulo and Alex Reinhold were defeated Tuesday, along with Mayor Lisa Walters, who lost her Position 5 council seat. (In Battle Ground, the council members elect the mayor from their own ranks).While councilors say the loss of three long-serving members will be a blow to Battle Ground’s institutional memory, it may also do something else — calm the waters. For months, the council has been marked by accusations, outbursts and ethics complaints.“If people want to stay in politics, it better (die down),” Deputy Mayor Shane Bowman said Wednesday. “The people of Battle Ground have spoken. They’ll vote you out of office.”The latest rancor began in September, when Ciraulo and Councilman Adrian Cortes authored a newspaper column chastising colleagues for running afoul of state rules designed to ensure transparency. The column was loudly denounced by council members Philip Johnson and Reinhold, who considered their colleagues’ claims to be spurious.
Despite the “digital-first” initiative and a challenging first half 2011 for Hanley Wood magazines (and possibly weaker performance in the second half of the year), Anton said the company is committed to print. “I emphasized that part of the process would be to make sure the magazines are protected and, in fact, would benefit from this reorganization–we will NOT stopping printing magazines.”Several of HW’s print pillars–including Builder and Architect–have agreements with industry associations (Anton says Architect has seen a 100 percent increase in ad revenue since teaming with the American Institute of Architects last year), while the Journal of Light Construction is paid circulation. “I think they will be giving up the secret sauce of trade publishing…editors who are close to their markets and thus create content that is right down the pipes of their readers,” says one source of Hanley Wood’s editorial reorganization. “But current economics are making that hard, so maybe this is the way we have to go for a few years.” Some observers are expecting dramatic moves by Hanley Wood as the company’s debt comes due in 2012. Last week, Hanley Wood sold the assets of Pro AV (including web, editorial content and subscriber lists) to NewBay Media, but Anton says no other transactions are planned at this time. While he won’t comment on the debt load and the possibility of a restructuring, Anton says, “We strongly believe the company has sufficient liquidity to fund day-to-day operations into the foreseeable future.” During an internal meeting yesterday, Hanley Wood CEO Frank Anton [pictured] revealed to staffers that the company has just completed a project with consulting firm Innovation and will soon begin an 18-24 month process leading to a “digital-first” editorial approach–including the centralization of editorial resources at Hanley Wood’s Washington, DC-headquarters. “It is our intention to concentrate editorial resources in a yet-to-be built newsroom-type environment much like Bloomberg Businessweek’s,” Anton told FOLIO:. “We will not close all our remote editorial offices and we will relocate some staff from remote offices. We would expect some staff from outside offices to decline to move and we would in special cases make exceptions about edit staff being located in DC. The concentration of staff at Hanley Wood headquarters will allow us to better integrate resources and talent.”Hanley Wood satellite officies include Chicago (Commerical Construction Group), Los Angeles (Aquatics International and Pool + Spa News) and Williston, Vermont (Journal of Light Construction). Anton says Hanley Wood will create six to seven task forces manned by volunteer staff to control the reorganization. “The build out alone is a big project, and it’s necessary to make sure our underlying CMS is up to the task at hand,” he adds. “We have a time line developed for all major projects, but I’m sure it will be subject to change.”
Dr Shirin Sharmin ChaudhuryThe 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC)-2017 will be held in Dhaka between 1-8 November with the participation of MPs from 180 national and provincial assemblies.The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad are jointly going to arrange the eight-day conference with the key theme ‘Continuing to Enhance the High Standards of Performance of Parliamentarian’ for the first time in Bangladesh.”Some 600 representatives, including speakers, deputy speakers and members of parliaments, from 180 national parliaments and provincial parliaments of 52 commonwealth countries will participate in this international conference,” said CPA executive committee chairperson Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury.Shirin, also the speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad (JS), disclosed it at a press conference at the JS media center on Tuesday. CPA secretary general Akbar Khan also spoke on the occasion.Representatives from the United Nations and international organisations will also join the CPA annual conference, she said.Replying to a question if the Rohingya crisis will be discussed in the conference, the CPA executive committee chairperson said the issue is not there in the CPC agenda as it was finalised before the crisis broke out.The Rohingya issue may be placed for discussion in a workshop on ‘What Factor Fuel the Rise of Different Kinds of Nationalism’ in the conference, she said.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, who is vice patron of the 63rd CPC, will inaugurate the conference on 5 November at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad. Queen Elizabeth-II is the patron of the 63rd CPC.Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury will act as the president of the CPC 2017.A Jatiya Sangsad delegation, led by deputy speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah, will join the mega event.Asked whether Pakistan will attend the conference as the country did not participate in 136th IPU conference held in Dhaka in April last, the CPA chairperson hoped that Pakistan will join it this time as it has possibly got registered to join.Earlier, the CPC conference was scheduled to be held in Dhaka in September last year but it was postponed after the Gulshan terror attack.About the security measure, Shirin said measures are being taken to ensure foolproof security to hold the conference successfully and provide adequate security to foreign participants.She said they invited the diplomats of commonwealth countries stationed in Dhaka on Monday to inform preparations and possible security measures for the conference through power point presentations.The foreign diplomats expressed satisfaction with the preparation and possible security measures.Asked if there is any plan of taking CPC representatives to visit Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Shirin said still there is no such a plan.The CPA was founded in 1911 as the Empire Parliamentary Association and its affairs were administered by the UK branch.
Colin says:Quarterbacks and accountants should be nerdy, not cool.Four reasons why the Raiders will win the AFC West.The media is manipulating the country with fear. Go have a beer and relax.The Three Word NFL game. Describing each NFL team in three words.The Broncos aren’t re-signing their free agents, and it’s the right move but John Elway.Guests:Scott Fujita – Former NFL Linebacker and Super Bowl Champ joins the show to discuss his upcoming documentary “Gleason” about former teammate Steve Gleason, which debuts in theaters tomorrow.Lincoln Kennedy – Former Raider Pro Bowler and current Raider analyst discusses the Raiders’ resurgence, how Reggie McKenzie changed the organizational foundation, and Raiders to Vegas talk.Peter Schrager – Fox Sports NFL Insider talks the Jets and Fitzpatrick coming to terms on a one-year deal, the potential Michael Bennett holdout in Seattle, and giving Mark Davis his due for patience in the Raiders rebuild.
Imaging control capabilities for 3D Conformal, Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) and dynamic targeting for Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) are integrated in Varian’s 4D Integrated Treatment Console. The 4D console streamlines the front end of the treatment process by integrating controls of the linear accelerator, multileaf collimator (MLC) and electronic portal imagery into a single workstation. The system supports advanced imaging, including image acquisition. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Therapy | October 30, 2018 Elekta Introduces Strategy for Precision Radiation Medicine at ASTRO 2018 At the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting, Oct. 21-24 in San Antonio, Elekta introduced the… read more Elekta SmartClinic is one of the key features in the Mosaiq Plaza suite of data-focused integrative oncology software Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | February 07, 2019 Elekta Unity MR-Linac Earns FDA Clearance The Elekta Unity magnetic resonance radiation therapy (MR/RT) system recently received 510(k) premarket notification… read more News | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 08, 2019 PTW to Feature New Dosimetry Technology at AAPM 2019 At this year’s American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) show, July 14-18 in San Antonio, Texas, PTW will… read more News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 31, 2018 Hypofractionated Radiation Provides Same Prostate Cancer Outcomes as Conventional Radiation An analysis led by researchers at Philadelphia’s Fox Chase Cancer Center found treating localized prostate cancer with… read more Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | February 21, 2019 FDA Clears Advancements for Viewray MRIdian Radiation Therapy System February 21, 2019 — ViewRay Inc. received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. read more The Beamscan 3-D water phantom with the Varian Halcyon radiotherapy system. Image courtesy of PTW. Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | April 24, 2019 Accuray Launches Synchrony Motion Tracking and Correction Technology for Radixact System Accuray announced the launch of its Synchrony motion tracking and correction technology to be used with the Radixact… read more Technology | September 03, 2008 4D Console Controls IMRT, IGRT News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 06, 2019 Study Identifies MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy as Growing Market Segment Revenues from the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided radiation therapy systems market exceeded $220 million in… read more Related Content News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more
Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | May 20, 2011 Most European CyberKnife Sites Performing Prostate Stereotactic Radiation Therapy May 20, 2011 – Accuray Incorporated announced that 85 percent of European CyberKnife centers are performing prostate stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) to treat localized prostate cancer. There is an increasing trend towards treating prostate cancer patients with a hypofractionated regimen. “More than 25 percent of our CyberKnife patients are being treated for prostate cancer with further growth anticipated,” said Dr. David Feltl, head of the oncology department, Ostrava University Hospital, Ostrava, Czech Republic.At the Annual Congress of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) in London, U.K., this growth was supported by strong clinical evidence presented at a symposium focused on prostate cancer co-chaired by Prof. Eric Lartigau, Centre Oscar Lambret, Lille, France, and Prof. Volker Budach, M.D., Ph.D., Charite – Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Germany. “Offering CyberKnife non-invasive treatments to our patients provides excellent five-year tumor control and very low level of toxicity as recently published in Radiation Oncology 2011,” said Prof. Eric Lartigau.”There is a strong academic interest to further drive prospective randomized clinical evidence for prostate SBRT with the CyberKnife System leading the clinical trend,” said Prof. Volker Budach. For more information: www.accuray.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more
PARIS — Scientists said Friday they had found the first evidence of a biological link between the Zika virus sweeping Latin America and microcephaly, a severe deformation of the brain among newborns.Laboratory tests found that the virus targeted key cells involved in brain development and then destroyed or disabled them, they said.The findings are the first concrete evidence of a link between the mosquito-borne virus and microcephaly, which until now had been circumstantial, said Guo-li Ming, a professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins’ Institute for Cell Engineering, and a co-leader of the research.“Studies of fetuses and babies with the telltale small brains and heads of microcephaly in Zika-affected areas have found abnormalities in the cortex, and Zika virus has been found in the fetal tissue,” he said in a statement.Scientist exposed three types of human cells in a lab dish to the Zika virus, a method called in-vitro experiment.The first — known as human neural progenitor cells (hNPCs) — is crucial for the development of the cortex, or outer layer, of fetal brains.Damage to these cells, which eventually differentiate into mature neurons, would be consistent with the brain defects caused by microcephaly.The other two types of cells were stem cells and neurons.As predicted, Zika virus attacked the human neural progenitor cells. Within three days of exposure, 90 percent were infected, and nearly a third had died.Infected cells, meanwhile, had been hijacked to turn out new copies of the virus.Furthermore, the genes needed to fight viruses failed to activate, which was a highly unusual outcome.By comparison, the other two types of human cells were relatively unharmed.“Our results clearly demonstrate that Zika can directly infect hNPCs in vitro with high efficiency,” the study concluded.“It is very telling that the cells that form the cortex are potentially susceptible to the virus,” Ming added.The findings, published in the journal Cell Stem Cell, may help to identify drugs that protect these vulnerable cells or reduce infections after they occur.“Now that we know cortical neural progenitor cells are the vulnerable cells, they can likely also be used to quickly screen potential new therapies,” said co-author Hongjun Song, also from the Institute for Cell Engineering, based in Baltimore, Maryland.By itself, Zika is typically no more threatening than a bad cold or a mild case of the flu. Sometimes there are no symptoms at all.But the rapidly expanding virus — present in nearly four dozen countries, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) — was suspected of causing microcephaly and other severe conditions.Last month, Brazil — the country hardest hit by the Zika epidemic — reported 583 confirmed cases of babies with the irreversible birth defect since October 2015, four times the previous annual average.On Friday, researchers in Colombia reported the country’s first cases of Zika-linked birth defects, according to the Nature science group’s news service.Scientists not involved in the research welcomed the findings.“This is exactly the kind of research that we need to demonstrate a causative link and mechanism between the Zika virus and microcephaly,” said Alyssa Stephenson-Famy, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Washington in Seattle.Mark Schleiss, director of the division of infectious disease and immunology at the University of Minnesota, described the research as a “big step in the right direction.”“Most scientists have not had any doubt that the Zika virus is responsible for the brain injury,” he noted.Need to explore linkBut he and other experts said many questions remain.Results from cells in a lab dish may not applicable to patients — “in vivo” in scientific terms.“This study is just the beginning, and many more studies are needed to understand the relationship between Zika and microcephaly,” commented Amelia Pinto, a professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at Saint Louis University.“Ultimately, in vivo studies will be needed to confirm a central role of progenitors in bridging virus infection and microcephaly,” said Sika Zheng, a professor of biomedical sciences at the University of California in Riverside.A study published earlier this week provided similarly solid evidence of that Zika can also cause a rare syndrome, called Guillain-Barre, which attacks the nervous system.Zika is spread among humans by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is found in 130 nations. But recent evidence suggests that it can also be sexually transmitted by men carrying the virus.See also: Costa Rica decrees emergency to prevent spread of Zika, other mosquito-borne virusesTourism sector seeks to calm fears of Zika virusUS details cases of 9 pregnant women with Zika virus Facebook Comments Related posts:World Bank: Zika will cost Latin America $3.5 billion in 2016 Tire mosquito trap could boost Zika control Costa Rica’s rainy season brings rise in Zika cases Health Ministry confirms sixth case of a baby born with Zika virus
The night sky will hold a treat for moongazers on Friday, as the April full moon, known as the Pink Moon, will appear larger than usual.Despite the name, the moon will not appear pink, but may appear orange or red due to dust, haze, smoke or ash in the atmosphere.The moon is named pink after the colour of wild ground phlox, one of the early spring flowers that blossom in South America.The Pink Moon was originally named by the Native Americans who named the moons in an attempt to keep track of their harvesting schedule.While not pink, the moon is expected to look larger than normal as it is at the point in its orbit when it is closest to Earth.Friday’s full moon phase will begin at 2.12pm local time, though the pink moon will only become visible for moongazers at the time of moonrise, expected at around 7.30pm.The next full moon will be the Flower Moon on May 18.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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it’s heavily dependent on surveillance and enforcement through a nodal agency — a scary proposition given the track record of such agencies. Representative photo.By Bhaskar Tripathi New Delhi: on 6 April, given the difficulties of plugging the porous limestone that forms the city’s foundation. All the parties need to trust, (Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. In the same week, stated this after revealing he was close to the EFCC’s office,Where you can learn usefull new anti Islam skills" In order to counter a problem one must first study it before adopting a solution Had the people behind Think Again Turn Away understood jihadists mindsets and reasons for their behavior they would have known that their project of counter messaging would not only be a waste of taxpayer money but ultimately be counterproductive To be fair I acknowledge that the State Departments project at the very least may serve as a noble undertaking by those in power to fight an idea while preserving free speech Sadly though thats all the credit I can give it I would much rather see the State Departments online ventures involved in projects that explain the great things American policies have achievednot arguing with jihadi fighters on who killed more innocent Muslims Rita Katz is the director of the SITE Intelligence Group which studies jihadi extremists behavior online Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsAuthorities from both Asia and the US appeared to expand their hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 all the way to the Indian Ocean on Thursday as one possible clue of its whereabouts was discounted and the Malaysian government faced growing anger over its handling of the disappearance Malaysian authorities expanded their search westward toward India the Associated Press reports acknowledging that the plane carrying 239 people may have flown for hours after it lost contact with air-traffic controllers on Saturday and disappeared without a trace Meanwhile multiple reports indicated the US was also moving its search in that direction The New York Times citing Pentagon officials reported that an American destroyer was being redeployed to the Strait of Malacca which is west of Malaysia and the area where search efforts have been largely focused “We’re looking at information pursuing possible leads working … within the investigation being led by the Malaysian government” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters on Thursday “And it is my understanding that one possible piece of information or collection of pieces of information has led to the possibility that a new … search area may be opened in the Indian Ocean” But six days after its disappearance authorities were no closer to finding the Boeing 777 Malaysian authorities followed up on satellite images that China had said might show a crash site but found nothing the AP reports “There is nothing We went there there is nothing” acting Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Meanwhile there was a rising tide of anger from other Asian nations over how Malaysia has handled information about the search Carney declined to join that pile-on when he spoke Thursday “I can’t evaluate this process until it comes to an end” he said Contact us at editors@timecom it’s usually programmed to work with one specific carrier.
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Police formations in Lagos State are set to embark on a ‘Show of Force’ between 6am and 9pm on Thursday to demonstrate the command’s crime-fighting ability.The president at points also seemed to the blame Puerto Ricans themselves for their plight,"He was a wonderful leader for most of his lifetime, granted his request. “If you look at the number of successful terrorist attacks that have occurred, “When I said ‘no boots on the ground, he will travel to England to meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May," White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. said the security challenge facing the country demands collective action of all Nigerians. The former president.
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