Who was Rahul Gandhi before he became a politician?

first_imgRahul Gandhi turned 48 today, June 19. The Congress president made his foray into politics in 2004.Gandhi has since then elevated himself as a national leader, recently announcing his prime ministerial aspirations.However, he stayed away from public sphere for much of his childhood and early youth. So who was Rahul Gandhi before he took on the mantle of his family legacy and entered politics?1. Heir to a dynasty Indira Gandhi holding Rahul Gandhi.Rahul Gandhi was born on 19 June 1970 to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. He hails from the fourth generation of the Nehru-Gandhi family. His grandmother Indira Gandhi was the then Prime Minister of India. He is also the great-grandson of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.2. Early schooling Rahul Gandhi with his father Rajiv Gandhi, mother Sonia and sister PriyankaGandhi attended St. Columba’s School, Delhi before entering The Doon School in Dehradun, Uttarakhand from 1981 to 1983. His father had also been a student of The Doon School.3. The assassination of Indira Gandhi Rahul Gandhi at the funeral of Indira Gandhi.His grandmother and former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi was assassinated in 1984. Due to the security threats, he and his sister, Priyanka were home-schooled till 1989.4. College life In 1989 he took admission in Delhi’s St. Stephen’s College for history honours for his undergraduate education. He entered the college through the sports quota. He moved to Harvard University where he went to study economics in 1990.5. The assassination of Rajiv Gandhi Rahul Gandhi performing the last rites of his father Rajiv Gandhi. (Photo: Getty)In 1991, after Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by the LTTE during an election rally, he shifted to Rollins College in Florida, USA, due to security concerns and obtained his BA in 1994.advertisement6. The Rahul Vinci Code He further went on to obtain an MPhil in Development Studies from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1995 where he went by the name of Rahul Vinci, due to paranoia surrounding his safety. Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajiv Gandhi had also been undergraduates at Trinity.7. Working like a common man Rahul Gandhi with his girlfriend Veronique in London in 1999.After graduation, Rahul Gandhi worked at the Monitor Group, a management consulting firm, in London for three years. The Monitor Group was founded by management guru by Michael Porter. In 2002, he was one of the directors of Mumbai-based technology outsourcing firm Backops Services Private Ltd.8. Stepping on to the political stage Rahul Gandhi campaigning with his mother in Rae Bareli, UP in 2004. (Photo: Reuters)In March 2004, Gandhi announced his entry into politics by announcing that he would contest the May 2004 elections, standing for his father’s former constituency of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha. In his first interview with foreign media, Gandhi portrayed himself as an uniter of the country and condemned “divisive” politics in India, saying that he would try to reduce caste and religious tensions.The rest, as they say, is history.READ: The Rahul Gandhi doctrineREAD: The beautiful lesson Rajiv Gandhi taught Rahul about love and hatelast_img read more

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Earn upto Rs 2 lakh at Indian Navy: Apply before October 5 @ joinindiannavy.gov.in

first_imgThe Indian Navy has invited applications from unmarried male/female candidates for grant of Short Service Commission, SSC in Executive Branch (logistics and Law cadre) and from unmarried male candidates for grant of Short Service Commission, SSC in Information Technology Specialisation.This online recruitment is being held for the course that will start from July 2019 at the Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala, Kerala.All the interested, eligible candidates are requested to apply through the prescribed format latest by October 5.Vacancy details:Total posts: 35Name of the post:SSC (Logistics) (Male or Female): 20SSC X (IT) (Male): 15SSC (Law) (Male or Female): 2Eligibility criteria:SSC Logistics branch: The candidate must possess a degree in either of these courses BE/ BTech, MBA, BSC/ BCom/BSc(IT), MCA, Bachelor of Architecture with a minimum of 60 per cent from a recognised institute or varsity.SSC in IT branch: The applicant must possess qualification in either of these courses BE/BTech/ Computer Engineering, M.Sc, BSc, MTech, BCA/MCA with 60 per cent of marks.SSC in Law: The interested candidate must hold a bachelors degree in Law with 55 per cent from a recognised institute/varsity.Selection process:The shortlisted candidates will be called for stage I Test (day one) and Stage II Test (four days).The Stage I test consists of intelligence test, picture perception and discussion test and will be conducted on the first day of arrival at SSB.The interviews will be held from November 18 to March 19. SSB interviews would be scheduled at Bangalore, Bhopal, Coimbatore, Vishakhapatnam and Kolkata.advertisementHow to apply:All the candidates need to apply online at joinindiannavy.gov.inPay scale:Sub Lieutenant (S Lt): Level 10 (Rs 56,100- Rs 1, 10,700)Lieutenant (Lt): Level 10B (Rs 61,300- Rs 1, 20,900)Lieutenant CDR (Lt Cdr): Level 11 (Rs 69,400- Rs 1, 36,900)Commander (Cdr): Level 12A (Rs 1, 21,200- Rs 2, 12,400)Important date:Last date to apply: October 5About the Indian Navy:The Indian Navy is a well-balanced and cohesive three-dimensional force; capable of operating above, on and under the surface of the oceans — efficiently safeguarding our national interests.The Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) exercises operational and administrative control of the Indian Navy from the Integrated Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence (Navy).He is assisted by the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS) and three other Principal Staff Officers, namely the Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (DCNS), the Chief of Personnel (COP) and the Chief of Material (COM).The Navy has the following three Commands, each under the control of a Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief:The Western Naval Command (Headquarters at Mumbai)The Eastern Naval Command (Headquarters at Visakhapatnam)The Southern Naval Command (Headquarters at Kochi)Read: West Bengal Police Lady Constable Exam on this date, Check details @ www.policewb.gov.inRead: Indian Railways is hiring! Apply for RRB Group C vacancies in sports quota before October 15last_img read more

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Salgado: Ronaldo still priceless for Real Madrid

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo is still priceless for Real Madrid and Portugal, says Salgado Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 18:45 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Spain Portugal World Cup Portugal v Spain Lionel Messi The Santiago Bernabeu legend is backing a talismanic forward to continue his starring role for both club and country in the years to come Michel Salgado says Cristiano Ronaldo is unsellable for Real Madrid, while he worries about the threat that the Portuguese superstar will pose to Spain in a crunch World Cup clash on Friday.The 33-year-old won the Champions League for a fifth time as Madrid overcame Liverpool 3-1 in May, but it was Gareth Bale who proved to be the match winner on that occasion as he scored twice off the bench.Immediately after the match, Ronaldo shocked the world by casting his future into doubt as he referred to his time with the Blancos in the past tense. Salgado, though, who played for 10 years at the Santiago Bernabeu, believes that Ronaldo is still the best player on Real’s books and will be kept on this summer. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “After what I have seen in the last season, why would they move Ronaldo out of Real Madrid? He is still there in the key moments,” Salgado told Goal during the Betfair Road to Russia preview. “We are talking about scoring always in quarter-finals, semi-finals, and knockout stages. When you need him he is there.”To be honest, he is performing fantastically, he knows to save his energy for the big moments. He knows his body, he knows his head. He is a real professional guy. He is working hard to be the best. “Cristiano is a guy who has to work hard every day to be in there and he is doing it. He is an example in terms of professionalism and, for me, obviously he has to stay in Real Madrid for as long as he wants. He is so much for us.”I wanted to see Real Madrid without him for one big game in the Champions League because we never miss him. Obviously it would be really, really different. When he is in there, the opposition defenders are shaking, they know he is in there. It is stupid to say he is too old or whatever.”Obviously he is getting mature, he is 33 years old. The physicality is dropping of course. The speed, the pace but he has got something that I don’t think right now that any other player has got. This is the smell to score goals. He has got something special when it comes to the goal.”He always puts the ball, at the right time, at the right moment into the goal. That’s something that is priceless right now in football.”Salgado won four league titles and two Champions League trophies during his time with Real Madrid and is considered to be a club legend. He also played 53 times for Spain, including in the 2006 World Cup, but missed out in 2002 due to injury.Lionel Messi Barcelona Cristiano Ronaldo Real MadridThe 42-year-old says this World Cup represents Ronaldo’s last chance to win the highest honour in international football, though he thinks the Portugal star’s great rival may have a shot at playing in 2022. “It is going to be difficult for Cristiano Ronaldo to get there in the next World Cup,” Salgado said. “Maybe [Lionel] Messi has one more, probably yes. It is one of the last chances they have got to win the World Cup. That’s what the World Cup is all about.”Messi and Ronaldo, they know it. They know they have got their last chance to try to win it and that’s why it is going to be an amazing World Cup.”Spain’s opening game against Portugal will see six Spanish Real Madrid stars possibly facing their club team-mate. Salgado thinks both sides will be desperate not to lose in their opening match and that fear could therefore creep into each side’s play.”To be honest [Ronaldo] is unlucky that we have got our first game against Portugal,” Salgado added. “There is a rivalry because we are neighbours. There has always been a big rivalry in there and Cristiano Ronaldo is in there. He is our main player in Real Madrid. He is our soul so, for us, it is difficult to see us playing against Cristiano Ronaldo.Cristiano Ronaldo Sergio Ramos Real Madrid“At the same time because it is a tricky group, whoever loses this game will have a lot of pressure for the second and third game. I see this game with more fear to lose it than action and belief and passion to win it. It is the first game, we know it is difficult and the first game is always important in the World Cup for the way you are going to progress.”Let’s see what happens but I am going to tell you, if you lose the first game in this group, it is not going to be easy because you have got Iran and Morocco in the second and third games. I know both teams and to be honest, they are going to make our lives complicated.”last_img read more

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Government Negotiating with Bay Ferries for Yarmouth Ferry Service

first_imgBay Ferries Limited, majority owned by CEO Mark MacDonald, is the preferred candidate to operate the ferry service from Yarmouth to Maine. “Staff have been in discussions with Bay Ferries Limited and we are now ready to officially enter into negotiations on contract details,” said Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “Bay Ferries Limited has the experience, expertise, industry relationships and much of the operational infrastructure already in place, such as a reservations system, that would allow them to hit the ground running. There will be a service out of Yarmouth for 2016.” Government received four proposals to operate the Yarmouth ferry service. The preferred candidate was selected after evaluating criteria that considered their business proposal, including a marketing and financial plan, along with industry experience. “We believe in a service from Yarmouth and the benefits it brings to the residents and business owners of Southwest Nova and beyond,” said Mr. MacLellan. “Our role as government is to ensure an operator is in place that can provide long-term stability at fair value for Nova Scotians. I have confidence that Bay Ferries can deliver on those objectives.” Details about the contract between government and the operator will be released once negotiations are complete.last_img read more

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McDonalds Canada says its jobs website has been hacked info of 95000

TORONTO — McDonald’s Canada says the jobs section of its website has been hacked, compromising the personal information of about 95,000 applicants over the last three years.The company said Friday the accessed information included names, addresses, phone numbers, employment histories and other standard job application information of those who applied online between March 2014 and March 2017.The site doesn’t collect social insurance numbers, banking information or health information, McDonald’s said in a statement.“At this time, we have no information that the information taken has been misused,” the statement said. “We apologize to those impacted by this incident.”It said all applicants directly affected by the privacy breach would be notified by mail, or through other contact information, such as email or phone, if a mailing address wasn’t provided on the application form.McDonald’s also said applicants impacted by the breach could call the company’s dedicated assistance line.McDonald’s said the site was shut down immediately and an investigation was launched when they learned of the breach.“The careers webpage will remain shut down until the investigation is complete and appropriate measures are taken to ensure that this type of security breach does not happen again,” McDonald’s said.The company said privacy commissioners in every jurisdiction have been notified about the security breach.It’s advising anybody interested in applying for a job to do so in person at any McDonald’s Canada restaurant.McDonald’s has more than 1,400 restaurants in Canada and more than 80,000 Canadian employees.The Canadian Press read more

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Government doctors launch 24 hour token strike

Government doctors launched a 24 hour strike today on the SAITM private medical college issue.The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said the strike was launched in all Government hospitals around the country. The strike was launched at 8am today but the GMOA said that emergency services will not be affected. (Colombo Gazette)

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RedHat will pay Microsoft to ensure Fedora 18 runs on Windows 8

first_imgRedHat, the makers of the popular Fedora Linux distro, made an announcement recently about the future of the OS that has some open source purists up in arms. Fedora 18 is expected to drop about the same time as Windows 8, and that means new hardware is going to be coming equipped with UEFI secure boot enabled. To ensure Fedora works smoothly for users, RedHat is getting cozy with the man.UEFI secure boot is essentially a method of locking a computer’s bootloader to make sure unsigned code, like pre-boot malware, cannot be run on the system. Microsoft originally wanted Windows-certified hardware to have secure boot turned on with no option to disable. Eventually, heavy pressure forced a change in that policy. While secure boot will be on by default, there will be an option hidden in the IEFI settings to disable it.In the interests of saving you some hassle, RedHat will be building a Microsoft-signed bootloader. Pick your jaw up off the floor and listen, because it’s not that bad. RedHat has decided to build a simple bootlaoder that will be certified by the Microsoft sysdev portal. This bootloader will really just be an intermediate that loads the real bootloader, which continues to be grub2.The sysdev portal charges an access fee, but it’s just $99. RedHat can certainly afford this small expense, and the cash ultimately goes to Verisign, not Microsoft. As the RedHat folks point out, this is the best option. Almost all hardware will be Windows certified, so it will have the Windows boot keys. RedHat would otherwise have to create its own keys, then work with hardware vendors to implement them to avoid getting in bed with Microsoft. The logistics make that impossible.UEFI secure boot operates on the idea that software which can directly interact with the hardware should be trusted. That’s not a terrible idea in and of itself, and we will have the option to turn it off on x86 systems. ARM devices running Windows will be locked to secure boot, though. For that reason, RedHat has no plans to support ARM tablets.None of this is final, but RedHat seems comfortable with the decision. It’s probably the most rational course of action.via Matthew Garrettlast_img read more

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Report Suso decides to remain at AC Milan

first_imgAC Milan midfielder Suso has reportedly decided to remain at the club this summer, amid rumoured interest from AS RomaThe Spanish midfielder has been in fine form for Milan since arriving in 2015 from his disappointing spell with Liverpool in the Premier League.Due to his consistent performances at the San Siro, the 24-year-old had been linked with a shock return to Liverpool.But recently Roma had emerged as the front-runners for his signature.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.However, even after the signing of Samu Castillejo from Villarreal, Calcio Mercato have reported that Suso has elected to stay where he is for now and would even like to discuss a new long-term deal.The news will likely come as a blow for Last season’s Champions League semi-finalists Roma, who saw their signing of Malcom from Bordeaux snatched from right under their noses by Barcelona earlier this summer.Suso has made a total of 95 appearances for Milan in all competitions and has managed 15 goals.last_img read more

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Juventus have got the number one player in Ronaldo – Vieri

first_imgFormer Juventus striker Christian Vieri has hailed the club’s capture of Cristiano Ronaldo and insists that age will be no issue for himThe five-time Ballon d’Or winner completed a stunning €112m transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus last month and made his Serie A debut in last Saturday’s opening day 3-2 win at Chievo Verona.Questions have been made in Italy regarding the wisdom of Juventus’ decision to pay such a massive fee for a 33-year-old.But Vieri, who was named the Serie A Player of the Year in 1999 and won the UEFA Super Cup with Juventus in 1996, cannot understand the criticism levelled at Ronaldo because of his age.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“He has arrived in Italy at the age of 33 and they are saying that he’s old and won’t score the same amount of goals as in recent seasons, but Juve have got the number one,” Vieri told DAZN, via Marca.The 45-year-old feels that Cristiano shares many similarities with another great in Brazilian legend Ronaldo Nazario.“‘El Fenomeno’ [Ronaldo Nazario] was lethal in his time at Inter, he scored every single Sunday,” Vieri said.“Cristiano [Ronaldo] is the same, he has scored more than 600 goals, 50 a season… with his left foot, right foot, it doesn’t matter, he is a goal machine.”last_img read more

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Families displaced two dogs killed after fire burns through Santee apartment complex

first_img John Soderman, May 10, 2018 John Soderman Posted: May 10, 2018 SANTEE (KUSI) — At least 15 families were displaced, a man hospitalized and two dogs killed when a fast-moving fire burned through an apartment complex in Santee Thursday night.The Santee Fire Department was called to the 10000 block of Mast Boulevard around 6:45 p.m. when a fire of an unknown cause started and quickly spread to other apartments.The fire was contained within 15 minutes of fire units arriving, but four apartments were heavily damaged by the flames.One man suffered smoke inhalation as he attempted to save his two dogs, but despite life-saving efforts, firefighters were unable to revive them.Witnesses told fire crews they heard an explosion before the fire began, but the cause is still under investigation.Battalion Chief Justin Matsushita of the Santee Fire Department said the Bomb/Arson Unit was called to the scene to investigate. Families displaced, two dogs killed after fire burns through Santee apartment complex Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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DA No charges for police officer who transported woman to jail who

first_imgDA: No charges for police officer who transported woman to jail who later died KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 15, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A San Diego police officer is not criminally liable in the drug overdose death of a woman he transported to jail, who fell unconscious soon afterward and died at a hospital more than a week later, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced today.Aleah Jenkins, 24, died nine days following her arrest during a University City traffic stop due to “extremely high levels of methamphetamine in her system,” according to prosecutors.Jenkins’ death prompted public protests coordinated by her family and community members, who claimed officers ignored the severity of her condition, delaying possibly life-saving medical care.Jenkins was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over on Nov. 27 for expired registration in the 3700 block of La Jolla Village Drive, during which time officers discovered she had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for possession of methamphetamine, according to prosecutors.While still at the scene of the traffic stop, Jenkins fell ill and vomited, though police said medical personnel were called off from responding because Jenkins claimed she was only suffering from an upset stomach due to being pregnant, which turned out to be untrue.Jenkins passed out while being processed for booking at the jail and was transported to UCSD Medical Center’s critical care unit, where she died Dec. 6.Prosecutors said Friday that Jenkins had “as much as 17 times a lethal dose” of methamphetamine in her blood, officially measured at 17 milligrams per liter. The official cause of her death was listed as hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, due to resuscitated cardiopulmonary arrest while in custody and acute methamphetamine and fentanyl toxicity.A D.A.’s office statement did not name the transporting officer, but San Diego police previously identified the officers involved in her arrest and transportation as Nicholas Casciola, Jason Taub, and Lawrence Durbin.The District Attorney’s office review included a review of 90 minutes of body-worn camera footage, which can be viewed at https://transfer.sdcda.org/?ShareToken=49F94D06CEDB51F673E74AB48B81F1AC00242E09 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter March 15, 2019last_img read more

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Health insurance exchange addresses website problems

first_imgWashington health exchange officials hope fixes made Tuesday evening will correct many of the website’s opening day glitches.Despite the optimism, officials warn that users may still experience brief interruptions or difficulty browsing for plans.Washington Healthplanfinder, the online marketplace where individuals purchase coverage for themselves and their families, launched at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Shortly after its launch, however, officials pulled the site offline to address slow loading times and difficulties people encountered when trying to complete applications.The site, www.wahealthplanfinder.org, was back up and running by 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tuesday evening, information technology staff conducted a “thorough end-to-end investigation” of the system to determine the root cause of the intermittent issues, said Richard Onizuka, chief executive officer for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, in a news release.After conducting the analysis, IT staff made additional system modifications to address the issues, he said.“Our initial findings determined that unexpected user activity and interaction with the marketplace created some of these issues,” Onizuka said. “This activity included sporadic, exploratory navigation through Washington Healthplanfinder on day one that was very hard to replicate even in our extensive testing leading up to launch.”In the first day of operation, the Healthplanfinder website had 170,487 page views, and more than 6,300 people created user accounts.The toll-free customer support center — 855-WAFINDER (855-923-4633) — received twice the projected number of consumer inquiries. The support center fielded nearly 6,200 phone calls and had an average wait time of 1 minute, 13 seconds, according to the Health Benefit Exchange, the public-private partnership tasked with implementing Healthplanfinder.“We understand the frustration of our customers who are experiencing issues with the website and want to assure them that we are committed and actively working to making this better,” Onizuka said. “We have also created a new Washington Healthplanfinder system update page on our organization’s website to allow consumers to get more information about their options if they’re unable to currently complete an application online.”last_img read more

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AP CM YS Jagan shocked over veteran Vijaya Nirmalas death

first_imgAmaravati: The new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh said that Vijaya Nirmala’s death is great loss to the Telugu film industry and conveyed condolences to her loved ones. He even mentioned the fact that Vijaya Nirmala was the only female director in Telugu cinema to have made it to the Guinness Book of Records for directing a maximum number of films. Also Read – Union Minister reviews Tirupati station redevelopment works Advertise With Us Vijaya Nirmala was undergoing treatment at Continental Hospital in Gachibowli , Hyderabad in lieu of an ailment. She was 75 years old at the time of her demise. The news was confirmed by her son Naresh on his Twitter handle. He wrote, “I regret to inform you that my Mother, senior Artiste, prominent Producer & Director, Dr. G Vijaya Nirmala Garu passed away during early hours today, that is, 27.6.2019, at Continental Hospitals, Hyderabad, due to sickness. She was 75.” Her last rites will be held on Friday. Until then, her body is to be placed at her residence in Nanakramguda for public to pay respects.last_img read more

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Turbulence hits Air India as staffer accuses senior management of sexual harassment

first_imgAn Air India staffer has accused its senior management of sexual harassmentCreative commonsWhile the government has been trying to privatise national carrier Air India for quite some time now, the sale may just be the last thing on the airline’s mind after a staffer has accused its senior management of sexual harassment.The employee also said that Air India’s internal committee set up to look into such issues is a “farce,” and has, in fact, been taking no steps despite receiving multiple complaints, reported News18.Civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu has now asked the Air India’s chairman and managing director to immediately address the issue and has also said that a separate committee will be formed to probe the matter if required.The issue came to light after an Air India staffer wrote a detailed letter to Prabhu, in which she states that she has complained of sexual harassment by a senior executive of the airline, but Air India has taken no steps to act on her complaint. In the letter, she also says that the “predator” has abused her and used foul language in front of many women. She adds that he has misbehaved with several other women in the past and has also tried to compel her and several other staffers to drink with him at bars. The letter also states that when she refused and rejected his advances, the senior executives made the victim’s life miserable and denied her the rightful promotions.  Air India hit by sexual harassment scandalTwitterIn the complaint to Prabhu, she also equates the senior executive to Hollywood A-listers Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein and says: “He is equal to if not worse than Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby put together.”  A staffer has accused Air India’s senior management of sexual harassmentTwitterThe victim also lashed out at Air India’s women’s cell, who she says “sadly did nothing to act and dragged their feet on the matter.” She also said that the committee made “a mockery of the enquiry,” and when she narrated her ordeal, the lady chairperson told her: “Oh you know how he talks, he has even flirted with me like this so many times.”In the letter, the victim also alleges that the women’s committee has been trying to cover up complaints made by several women and many senior level officials have been helping the accused. She then adds that her faith in the system is “shaken” and has “lost all hope that the AI bosses club will dispense any woman justice.”last_img read more

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Did Booby Traps Really Exist in Ancient Egyptian Tombs

first_imgAs viewers of Hollywood movies know, when an explorer enters an Egyptian tomb they need to keep their head. Quite literally. For it’s only a matter of seconds before a blade swings out to take it off, or worse. Indiana Jones regularly faced his legendary fear of snakes. Lara Croft dodged many a poison dart. This fictionalized version of history has exerted a powerful hold on audiences over the years. As for the truth of the matter, the jury’s still out. While generally acknowledged that ingenious booby traps are a screenwriter’s embellishment of Ancient Egypt, it hasn’t stopped people looking. As recently as 2016, the Great Pyramid of Giza was being examined for evidence of what appeared to be a giant trap, or as the Daily Mail reported a “primitive machine”.The Great Pyramid of GizaBelieved to have been designed in order to protect the tomb of King Khufu (2589–2566 BC), the “builders built grooves into a small room outside the chamber where the King’s body would be placed. Granite slabs would have then been dropped down into these when the work finished to block off access to the chamber. Three other giant granite blocks were slid down a ramp to the passageway below to cut off access to the inner sanctum.”Statue of Khufu in the Cairo MuseumThe mystery behind the Giza Pyramid’s elaborate structure and what secrets it may protect is ongoing. Some theorize Khufu’s final resting place has remained undiscovered inside, and the idea of large stones crushing people brings to mind that famous “giant ball” sequence in Raiders Of The Lost Ark. However, as with any exploration that captures the public imagination, the reality is usually a letdown. Evidence suggests the groove and slab system didn’t work, with thieves appearing to have accessed and raided the tomb area.Great Pyramid of Giza from a 19th century stereopticon card photoWhere did the writers of Dr. Jones’ exploits get their ideas from? There were moveable elements inside the structure that could easily be interpreted as the ultimate deterrent. Architecture has apparently been transformed into something ominous and fatal. There is certainly a compelling narrative behind the plunder of the Pyramids, but it lies more in the class system and how the ancient world operated, rather than fanciful booby traps.Related Video: Archaeologists Unveil 3,000-year-old Tomb In LuxorThe website Today I Found Out remarked in 2018 that “every level of society took part in it, including somewhat hilariously, the very people charged with constructing the tombs, as well as those in charge of burying the dead.”KV62 (Tutankhamun’s tomb), Valley of the Kings, Egypt. Photo by Hajor CC BY-SA 3.0With the all-powerful Pharaohs running the show, getting their hands on valuable assets simply wasn’t a problem. The site says, “the pharaoh’s own subjects and in some cases, their direct successors were the ones stealing their afterlife retirement plan,” with outrageous tales such as “pharaohs unceremoniously having the mummy of their predecessor dumped out of their sarcophagus so that even that container could be reused.”When it came to making off with the Pharaoh’s treasure, it seemed there was one rule for the wealthy and another for everyone else. There were excruciating and example-making ends in store for mere mortals who dared put their eyes on the prize. Being engulfed in flames was seen as particularly brutal. In religious terms it sent the unlucky pilferer to the afterlife without a body.Winged Scarab Pectoral of Tutankhamun. Photo by ean-Pierre Dalbéra/Flickr CC BY 2.0Even the establishment of a citizen police force of sorts failed to keep the amulets and chariots safe. An entire village called the Place of Truth (or Set Ma’at/Deir el-Medina) was set to work constructing tombs for the highest in society.The brainchild of Pharaoh Amenhotep, it operated on the principle that villagers would be beholden to the state and hence loyal. This didn’t work out due to reported shoddy treatment of the workforce. There were no strikes but plenty of tomb raiding to balance injustices.Ruins of Deir el-MedinaIt was a losing battle to keep determined burglars away from the Pharaoh’s precious possessions. Arguably the strongest weapon in their arsenal were those infamous curses, yet the amount of theft appears to suggest people wanted to fill their pockets with cash rather than their souls with fear. Nevertheless, the concepts of ever-weirder booby traps continues to endure in popular culture.Even the ground beneath their feet was a hazard. As a 2013 Buzzfeed article put it, the floors of tombs could be coated in “hematite powder, a sharp metallic dust designed to cause a slow and painful death to those who inhaled enough of it… When Dr. Zahi Hawass… entered the Bahariya Oasis tomb in 2001, his team found the sarcophagus booby-trapped with 8 inches of the stuff, forcing them to abandon their expedition until they could come back with hazmat suits and respirators.”Read another story from us: New Egyptian Tomb Opened that Reveals a Special 4,300-yr-old Green PigmentAcross in China, there are stories of underground mercury lakes, created on the order of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Could that mean there are long-buried traps of Ancient Egypt waiting to be stumbled upon by unwary archaeologists? Like Indy, they’d better make sure their hats are pulled down tight.last_img read more

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first_img 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. Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 14, 2019 FDA Clears NvisionVLE Imaging System for Pancreatic and Biliary Applications August 14, 2019 — NinePoint Medical Inc. announced it has received U.S. 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 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more 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 | 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 Technology | March 11, 2009 MDS Nordion Aims to Improve Radiation Therapy Administration System 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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RADcenter_img Image courtesy of NinePoint Medical March 5, 2009 – MDS Nordion, a leading provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, will showcase an improved administration system for TheraSphere, Yttrium-90 Microsphere (Y-90), a targeted internal radiation therapy for patients with inoperable, primary liver cancer, during the upcoming Society of Interventional Radiology 2009 (SIR 2009) scientific meeting in San Diego, CA.The enhancements to the administration system allow for safer, faster and more efficient administration of TheraSphere, providing better treatment delivery for patients.The simplified design of the administration system makes TheraSphere even easier to use for physicians. It has fewer parts, is easier to assemble, requires less handling, and reduces set-up time for physicians by approximately 50 per cent.The disposable tubing and tubing connections have been re-designed to minimize barriers and optimize the fluid pathway, which is significant for delivery of small particle technology. These improvements optimize dose delivery, providing enhanced safety and ease of use for both medical staff and patients.”Overall, MDS Nordion incorporated smart enhancements to facilitate the safe and effective delivery of TheraSphere including optimizing access to the dose vial and improving the overall internal flow of the therapy to the affected cells,” said David Wood, M.D., chief of Interventional Radiology, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ. “These upgrades make the administration of TheraSphere to our patients safer and easier.”May Wahab, M.D., associate professor of Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology, Sylvester Cancer Center, Miller School of Medicine at University of Miami Hospital said that TheraSphere is the result of advanced technology allowing incorporation of radiation-emitting Yttrium into glass microbeads. “The improvements made to the administration system will make delivering TheraSphere much easier and far more efficient and is an exciting development (for the medical community),” noted Dr. Wahab.For more information: www.mdsnordion.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 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 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.  Related Content 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 | 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 last_img read more

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DenseBreastinfoorg Celebrates Third Anniversary

first_img News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). April 17, 2018 — April 2018 marks the third anniversary of the launch of DenseBreast-info.org, the educational resource for medically sourced information and legislation focusing on fibroglandular breast density. The organization reports it has had 230,000 site visitors to date.Currently 34 states, encompassing over 84 percent of American women, have enacted laws that require some level of density notification following a mammogram. Studies indicate that many medical professionals feel unprepared for patient discussions on the topic. “Both women with dense breasts and healthcare providers have questions on how dense breast tissue affects cancer screening and personal risk for the development of the disease. We saw an informational gap,” said Wendie Berg, M.D., the website’s chief scientific advisor and a radiologist at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. “DenseBreast-info.org was launched to address the question: ‘Have dense breasts? What do I do now?’ when the next steps may be unclear.”DenseBreast-info.org was started as a collaboration between breast imaging experts and medical reviewers. The site offers a wide range of information, from FAQs, screening decision tools and risk tutorials to an interactive map featuring legislative analysis, explanation about common screening modalities, a CME course and more. The goal of the site is to help all women and their doctors “Get Smart About Being Dense.”Launched in April 2015, the website had an average monthly visitor count of 16,000, with projections for 20,000 per month by October 2018. More than 80 percent of users are first -ime visitors and are evenly split between patients and healthcare providers. The website’s information has been viewed by people from more than 175 countries.The CME/CE program launched in 2016 is based entirely on website content and is approved for two American Medical Association category 1 credits. The website’s full-color downloadable patient brochure can be ordered in quantity by imaging centers for patient distributionThis year, the organization announced plans for international expansion in Europe and neighboring countries.  An international coalition of physicians was appointed to develop and curate international material, while a group of DenseBreast-info.org Ambassadors was named to promote site visibility. Berg and the website’s European liaison, Athina Vourtsi, M.D., have prepared a review article on breast density and supplemental screening.In the U.S., outreach efforts include both English and Spanish Facebook pages, with more than 3,500 followers each. The Spanish page offers a trio of educational videos, bringing an important breast care message to this segment of the population. Development of a video series for English-speaking audiences is in progress.“Since its inception, DenseBreast-info.org has reached thousands of women and health providers, delivering important information about the implications of dense breast tissue in masking breast cancer and risk,” said the organization’s executive director JoAnn Pushkin. “With a growing number of visitors, information and resources in place, we have taken major steps forward in accomplishing our mission of making breast density educational tools easily accessible to every woman and healthcare provider seeking them.”For more information: www.densebreast-info.org Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Related Content FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more center_img Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Breast Density | April 17, 2018 DenseBreast-info.org Celebrates Third Anniversary Online resource has provided information on fibroglandular breast density for 230,000 visitors since April 2015 read morelast_img read more

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Daughter of Cuban president leads gay rights march

first_imgMany gays were fired from government jobs, jailed, sent to work camps or left for exile. Fidel Castro later apologized for the discrimination, saying his past views on homosexuality were wrong, and a product of the times.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Still, she said Obama needed to back his words with action. While the U.S. president voiced support for same sex marriage, there were no plans in the U.S. to get behind federal legislation to mandate states to recognize such unions.Castro’s comments came during a colorful march by 400 advocates through the sweltering streets of the capital. The event is linked to the International Day Against Homophobia on May 17. Participants, including transvestites and transgender people, sang and danced in a conga line.Castro has predicted for years that Cuba’s parliament was on the verge of legalizing gay marriage, but it has yet to happen. She said she hoped legislators would finally follow through when they next meet in July.Castro said her father had voiced support for the measure privately several times, and indicated he was working behind the scenes in support of a reform of the island’s family law.“It is surely part of his tactics and strategy; it is his style,” she said. “I am not going to pressure him to say things publically, because I am more interested in concrete results.”In the early years after Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, homosexuality was considered highly suspect, along with other “alternative” forms of expression. Sponsored Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to pain New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Comments   Share   More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Top Stories How men can have a healthy 2019 Associated PressHAVANA (AP) – The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro said during a rousing gay rights march Saturday that her father advocated eliminating sexual discrimination, and reiterated her own hope the country would soon legalize same sex marriageMariela Castro, a noted gay rights advocate and head of Cuba’s National Center for Sex Education, also repeated her praise for U.S. President Barack Obama’s public remarks in favor of same sex marriage, saying the American leader’s words “have great value because of the influence they might have” on others. Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more

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Doctors seeking higher Gesy budget to boost income

first_imgThe Cyprus Medical Association has requested a meeting with President Nicos Anastasiades over disagreements they appear to have with the national health scheme (Gesy) budget, reports suggested on Monday.According to daily Phileleftheros, they want the budget for Gesy set to be rolled out next year, pushed up by another €100m.This is due to an increase in pay they are seeking for their doctors.For instance, in a letter they sent to the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO) last week, they outlined that doctors on average should receive €120 per head for child patients, up from the budgeted €80.Where adults are concerned, the medical association wants an increase from €60 per patient to €100.They also recommended that contributions towards Gesy should stay in the doctor’s hands instead of going to the scheme.The HIO had proposed an annual gross income of €110,000 for 1,300 eligible patients whether they visited the doctor or not. There could be up to 2,500 patients on the waiting list which would correspond to an increase in the doctor’s income if they were paid a visit.Paediatricians were down for an annual gross income of €100,000 for 850 children with up to 2,500 minors on the waiting list that would see doctors earn more if they got extra patients.Nonetheless, the medical association said the net income for pediatricians per annum would actually be €24,000, hence the proposed pay rises.The divide between the HIO and the medical association appears to be quite large, according to the report and the latter has requested a meeting with the president to ask for an increase of the NHS budget by €100m.   You May LikeSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoThrone: Free Online GamesIf You’re Over 40 And Own A Computer, This Game Is A Must!Throne: Free Online GamesUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Police to launch drunk driving campaign

first_imgPolice will launch a campaign on Monday which will run until June 16 to clamp down on drunk drivers and those under the influence of drugs.The police said that drunk drivers are the second highest cause of death, accounting for 22.27 per cent of those seen during the period 2014-2018.From Monday until Sunday June 9 the campaign will be run in co-operation with similar practices in other European countries which are members of the European Traffic Police Network (Tispol).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 AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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