Stina Blackstenius: the Sweden striker who came in from the cold

first_imgAt the start of the year, Stina Blackstenius had had enough. She had been with Montpellier since the summer of 2017 but after a promising start she had fallen out of favour and decided to move home to Sweden and Linköping, the club she had left 18 months earlier.For some it would have been an admission of failure, but not for Blackstenius. For the Sweden striker it was a chance to take stock and play regularly again with a World Cup coming up. The difficult time in France had been the first serious setback in a career that had seen her win the Under-19 European championship as the tournament’s leading scorer with six goals in 2015 and finish second in the Olympics the following year. Back in Linköping the goals started to flow and with that her confidence returned. She was still questioned when the World Cup started and throughout the group stage. After the first three games in France she had not scored, taking her goal drought for the national side past a year.But then came the release. In the 55th minute in the last-16 match against Canada she timed her run to perfection to connect with a delicious Kosovare Asllani through‑ball to score the only goal and send Sweden through to a meeting with Germany.In that game she went one better by scoring the winner against opposition Sweden had lost to in their past 11 competitive meetings and not defeated for 24 years. Sweden had come from behind to do so – and the relief was clear afterwards.“Of course it has been frustrating,” Blackstenius, who is preparing to take on the Netherlands in the semi-final on Wednesday, said. “I have really waited for this goal for a long time and it means a lot to me.“The goal against Canada gave me a lot of confidence and I took that with me into the game against Germany. Throughout this I have continued to work hard with my runs. I don’t think I would have even dreamt about standing here talking about a World Cup semi-final [when things were tough at Montpellier] but maybe it was somewhere in the background. I have had a feeling that we had something special going with this team.”Before the World Cup Blackstenius said that being back in Sweden had made her feel more at ease. “My confidence wasn’t very good when I came back from France so I have had to work quite a lot on that. The fact that I was playing regularly at Linköping has meant a huge amount. Share on Twitter Sweden women’s football team Netherlands women’s football team Pinterest Reuse this content Stina Blackstenius gets Sweden’s winner against Germany. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Gerhardsson was appointed Sweden coach after the 2017 Euros in the Netherlands, a tournament the hosts won. “That final [a 4-2 win against Denmark] and the football they played is very close to the football we believe in,” he said. “It is going to be a great semi-final and it is going to be fun to see if we can beat one of my favourite countries when it comes to football, both when it comes to the men’s team and the women’s team.”If Sweden are to have a chance, Blackstenius will surely play a key role. She is back among the goals and do not want to stop now. The Netherlands have been warned. Women’s World Cup 2019 The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Blackstenius did not feature in the second group game against Thailand, with Anna Anvegård playing up front, but was back in the starting XI against the USA and has not looked back.Against the Netherlands she is certain to start and Sweden will rely on her and Sofia Jakobsson to trouble a shaky defence with their long and difficult-to-track runs. Sweden will be without the suspended Fridolina Rolfö and will miss the Wolfsburg player’s aggressiveness down the left. Lina Hurtig is expected to replace her.Gerhardsson has been cautiously optimistic about the game against what he calls his “favourite team”. “When I was 15 I watched the Netherlands against Germany and this is one of my best football experiences,” he said on Monday. “I was fascinated by Dutch football.” Share on Pinterest Topics Facebook Facebook Share on Messenger Share via Email features Stina Blackstenius scores the decisive goal against Canada. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP Share on WhatsApp Twitter Share on Facebook Women’s World Cup Twitter David Squires on … Megan Rapinoe v Donald Trump Pinterest Women’s football Read more “But I have also managed to focus on the things I know I am good at and I have kept repeating them; things I feel comfortable about.”Blackstenius started playing football with her older brother, Oscar, in a team managed by her father, Magnus, but it was not until she was 15 that she decided to focus on the sport. Until then she had also played a lot of handball but after a season scoring 38 goals for Vadstena in the third division she joined Linköping in the top flight in 2013.She has always been a fighter, working hard with her tireless running. Throughout her spell without scoring for Sweden she has had the backing of the coach, Peter Gerhardsson. Share on LinkedInlast_img read more

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15 days agoHoward announced as Everton’s first USA ambassador

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Howard announced as Everton’s first USA ambassadorby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRetired goalkeeper Tim Howard has been announced as Everton’s first ambassador in the USA.Howard will make his first appearance in his new role in Austin, Texas, later this month with fans being invited to attend an exclusive event with the American on Saturday, 26, October, reports the Liverpool Echo.Howard will also represent Everton at NBC’s Premier League Mornings Live earlier on the same day for the Blues’ league encounter with Brighton & Hove Albion.The former Blues man made a record 354 Premier League appearances during a 10-year stint at Goodison Park with his last game coming in 2016.The 40-year-old officially retired from professional football on Sunday, playing his last game for Colorado Rapids in the MLS. last_img read more

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Vijayasai Reddy named YSRCP Parliamentary Party leader

first_imgAmaravati: YSR Congress Party President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has appointed senior party leader V. Vijayasai Reddy as YSRCP Parliamentary Party leader. He also nominated Peddireddy Midhun Reddy as YSRCP leader in Lok Sabha and Margani Bharat Ram as the party whip. Jagan Reddy informed this in a letter to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, requesting him to officially recognise these appointments, party sources said on Wednesday. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC A key aide of Jagan Reddy, Vijayasai Reddy is a member of the Rajya Sabha. There were speculations that he may be inducted into the state cabinet. However, the YSRCP chief named him as the Parliamentary Party leader. Midhun Reddy was re-elected to the Lok Sabha from Rajampet while Bharat Ram was elected for the first time to the Lok Sabha from Rajahmundry. YSRCP won 22 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh. The party stormed to power in the state as well, winning 151 seats in the 175-member Assembly.last_img read more

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Bruce Willis Motorcycles Raise 25000 For Charity

first_imgA year-long online motorcycle auction has raised nearly $25,000 — monies that will go toward furthering the Boot Campaign’s dedication to cultivating awareness, promoting patriotism, and providing assistance to military, past and present, and their families.The auction was made possible by a generous donation from actor Bruce Willis. In 2012, the Boot Campaign was blown away when it received news that Bruce Willis would be donating five motorcycles from his garage to use as a fundraiser for the national nonprofit organization.Hosted on the website, Charity Buzz, the auction featured these five bikes from Willis’ personal collection:1972 Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster 
1956 Cushman Eagle 
1988 Yamaha TW 
1991 Yamaha XT 350 
2005 Ducati 1000DSBorn on a military base in Germany, Bruce Willis has a long-standing commitment to supporting U.S. Armed Forces. “I wanted to use my bikes in a way that would benefit our military service members, and I am thankful to have found the Boot Campaign as the catalyst for using my bikes in a way that will give back to our country’s true heroes,” said Bruce Willis. “These bikes have been a lot of fun to ride, and my hope is they can do a lot of good for our veterans.”The Boot Campaign would like to thank San Diego Harley Davidson, Hog Alley and ML Transports for their dedication to making each bike ready for auction and ensure its safe arrival at the homes of each auction winner.The Boot Campaign is a national 501c3 nonprofit that is dedicated to showing tangible appreciation of our active military, raising awareness of the challenges they face upon return and supporting their transition home. The Boot Campaign cultivates awareness, promotes patriotism, and provides assistance to military, past and present, and their families. Through the sale of its signature military combat boots, general public donations, and corporate sponsorship, the Boot Campaign operates five distinct initiatives – Jobs, Housing, Wellness, Urgent Assistance and Family Support – that are caring for military personnel, past and present, healing from a variety of physical and emotional combat wounds, embodying the campaign motto that, “When They Come Back, We Give Back.”Source:PRWeb.comlast_img read more

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Authors Launch Tiny Stories For UNICEF

first_imgOver 200 prominent writers – including Chimamanda Adichie, Paulo Coelho, Christina Lamb and Nuruddin Farah – have joined a global literary campaign this week, penning ‘tiny stories’ of around seven lines each to highlight Universal Children’s Day and the injustice so many of the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged children still face. The short story series kicks off UNICEF’s commemoration of its 70th year working to bring help and hope to every child.The short stories will be shared by some of the world’s most celebrated writers with their own social media audiences. The First Lady of Finland, Jenni Haukio, introduced the concept, which gained global momentum with writers joining from Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.“As writers we are able to advocate through the simplicity of storytelling. With this worthy and necessary campaign, we advocate for the protection of the rights of precious children all over the world,” said celebrated Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie.The group of writers, whose genres range from fairy tales to fiction, include one the world’s youngest published authors, seven-year-old South African, Michelle Nkamankeng. Written in over 10 languages and varying in style, all stories illustrate that the rights of many children are still neglected.The campaign comes at a time when there are increasing threats to child rights. Over 50 million children have been uprooted from their homes due to conflict, poverty and climate change and millions more are facing unspeakable violence in their communities. Around 263 million children are out of school and last year nearly six million children under five died from mostly preventable diseases.“It is shocking to see that the lives of many children are still so heavily impacted by the horror of conflict, inequality, poverty and discrimination. I hope these Tiny Stories can remind the world that we must sustain our commitment to all of these children whose lives and futures are at stake,” said Paloma Escudero, UNICEF Spokesperson.Chimamanda Adichie used her ‘Tiny Story’ to launch the series today, which will run until November 20 – the anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.To read the stories, click here.last_img read more

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Senior DIG arrested in Vithya murder case remanded

Vithya was abducted and raped in 2015 before she was killed.The incident had sparked an outrage in Jaffna with violent protests held by students and the public. (Colombo Gazette) A top policeman who arrested yesterday for assisting a suspect in the case over the murder of schoolgirl Sivaloganathan Vithya to flee, was ordered to be remanded.The Kayts Acting Magistrate ordered Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe, who was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), to be remanded till July 25.

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Apple unveils a cheaper iPhone and pricing for streaming TV

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple unveiled new iPhones that are largely unchanged from previous models and accompanied by an unexpected price cut for the cheapest model, underscoring the company’s efforts to counteract a sales slump of its flagship product.The company’s new models are so similar to last year’s lineup they may be upstaged by Apple TV Plus, the company’s upcoming video service, which is rolling out on Nov. 1 at $5 per month.Apple, in fact, is already using the video service to promote iPhones, offering a free year of Apple TV Plus with new device purchases.IPhone shipments are down 25% so far this year, according to the research firm IDC, putting more pressure on Apple to generate revenue from services such as music and video streaming, games and its App Store. Revenue from services rose 14% to nearly $23 billion during the first half of this year.It is cutting the price of the iPhone 11 to $700 from $750, the price of last year’s XR. The lower prices reverses a trend in which premium phones get more expensive as people upgrade them less often.Apple CEO Tim Cook didn’t have much new to say about the TV Plus service beyond its pricing and service date, although he did show a trailer for a new Jason Momoa-led series called “See.”Like Netflix and similar services from Amazon and Hulu, Apple has been lavishing billions of dollars for original programs featuring stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. The service will launch with nine original shows and films, with more expected each month. It will only carry Apple’s original programming, and will be available in 100 countries at launch.Apple also announced a new videogame subscription service will cost $5 a month when it rolls out on Sept. 19. Called Apple Arcade, the service will allow subscribers to play more than 100 games selected by Apple and exclusive to the service.The company’s new phone models resemble last year’s iPhone XR, XS and XS Max. And they have the same design — with more display space, less bezel and no home button — that Apple switched to with the iPhone X in 2017.New iPhone cameras are intended to appeal to the growing number of people who use phones to take pictures of themselves, friends, family and the places they go. The phone’s “portrait mode” now also works with pets, not just humans.With little change, many customers who bought models in the past two years may hold off upgrading this year, analyst Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights said.The biggest difference is the phone’s camera, an area that Apple and its rivals have all been trying to improve as consumers snap more pictures on their devices. Even there, improvements from year to year have been small.This year, Apple added an extra camera lens to each model. The two pricier models already have a telephoto lens for better zoom. Now, they will sport a wide-angle lens to capture more of a scene than regular shots.Even with those additions, the new iPhones may still be catching up with the improvements that rivals such as Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo and Google have been making to their latest phones.Unlike some of the other devices coming out this year, the new iPhones won’t support upcoming ultrafast cellular networks known as 5G. Apple paid billions of dollars to settle a royalty dispute with chipmaker Qualcomm in April to gain the technology it needs for 5G iPhones, but those models won’t be ready until next year.In addition to iPhones, Apple also showed off new versions of its internet-connected watch and iPads.___AP Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay contributed to this story from San Francisco.This story has been corrected to remove reference to hardware showcase occurring annually.Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press read more

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TSX moves higher on metals mining stocks commodities strengthen

by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 19, 2012 11:30 am MDT TSX moves higher on metals, mining stocks, commodities strengthen AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Toronto stock market moved higher near midday Wednesday, led by metals and mining stocks as traders in the U.S. clung to hope that discussions over the looming “fiscal cliff” deadline would lead to a resolution.The S&P/TSX composite index rose 70.06 points to 12,404.40, as key commodities prices moved higher. The TSX Venture Exchange gained 2.11 points to 1,178.11.The Canadian dollar was down 0.09 of a cent to 101.36 cents US.The TSX metals and mining sector gained 2.2 per cent, with Sherritt International (TSX:S) rising 5.6 per cent to $5.70 and Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) lifting two per cent to $36.22.Energy stocks rose 0.9 per cent as the January crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose $1.54 to US$89.47 a barrel.March copper declined about four cents to US$3.61 a pound while February gold bullion moved ahead $3 to US$1,673.70 an ounce.The potential budget deal in the U.S. has grabbed the focus of traders in recent sessions. While a compromise has yet to be reached between the White House and Congress, sentiment is holding relatively steady.Markets appear mostly confident that President Barack Obama and Republican leaders will reach a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” a series of automatic tax hikes and government spending cuts that will start coming into effect at the start of next year and have the potential of derailing the U.S economic recovery.The Dow Jones industrials lost 12.48 points to 13,338.48 and the Nasdaq rose 1.52 points to 3,056.05. The S&P 500 index was off 1.9 points at 1,444.89.The U.S. Commerce Department said that builders broke ground on fewer houses in November, likely in part due to superstorm Sandy in the U.S. Northeast. The report says builders began construction of homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 861,000. That’s three per cent lower than October’s annual rate of 888,000, which was the fastest since July 2008.“Keep in mind that growth in housing starts was extremely strong in the prior three months, so some giveback is not a concern at this point, especially given what permits did in November,” BMO Capital Markets economist Robert Kavcic wrote in a note.Meanwhile, the Teranet-National Bank Canadian housing price index fell in November from a month earlier. The composite index covering 11 major urban centres stood at 154.02 last month, down 0.4 per cent from October.And Canadian bank CIBC is forecasting “very mediocre” domestic growth next year, blaming weakness in the world economy and an absence of key economic drivers at home. CIBC says it now expects economic growth of only 1.7 per cent in 2013, down from its previous estimate of two per cent.General Motors will spend $5.5 billion to buy back 200 million shares of its stock from the U.S. Treasury by the end of this year. The Treasury plans to sell its remaining stake in GM over the next 15 months, allowing the automaker to shed the stigma of being partly owned by the American government. Shares of GM were up eight per cent to $27.62 in New York.In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was up 0.6 per cent at 5,968 while Germany’s DAX rose 0.2 per cent at 7,667. The CAC-40 in France was 0.4 per cent higher at 3,661.Earlier in Asia, stocks did well too, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index up 0.6 per cent to 22,623.37 and Shanghai’s main index of Chinese shares closing flat at 2,264.30.Japan’s Nikkei 225 index surged 2.4 per cent to close at 10,160.40, the first time the benchmark has closed above 10,000 since April 3.The stock market advance came three days after a landslide election victory by the Liberal Democratic party. Shinzo Abe, head of the LDP, has pledged to keep the yen from strengthening and take measure to boost Japan’s deflation-mired economy. read more

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Sixth case of bird flu in Ireland found in whooper swan

first_img Feb 4th 2017, 2:56 PM http://jrnl.ie/3222879 A SIXTH CASE of bird flu in Ireland since last year has been confirmed by the Department of Agriculture.The most recent case of the H5N8 strain of the virus was found in a whooper swan in Nenagh, Co Tipperary. This is the fourth case this year – all four were whooper swans.It is the second case in Tipperary, as another swan found to have bird flu was discovered in January in the Borrisokane area of the county.After the first case at the end of 2016, the department emphasised the requirement to confine poultry and other birds, and to apply strict bio-security measures to prevent the introduction of avian influenza.However, no human infections with this strain of the virus have been reported world-wide so the risk to humans in considered to be very low. The public is advised not to handle sick or dead birds.Department staff are collecting birds for testing to help understand how the disease is distributed geographically, in different species and over time.Read: Second case of bird flu found in Ireland> By Michelle Hennessy Image: swan image via Shutterstock 9 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Saturday 4 Feb 2017, 2:56 PM Sixth case of bird flu in Ireland found in whooper swan The risk to humans is considered to be very low but the public is advised not to handle sick or dead birds. Image: swan image via Shutterstock Share Tweet Email 10,067 Views Short URLlast_img read more

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Emery keen for Nacho Monreal contract talks

first_imgArsenal boss Unai Emery is keen for negotiations to get underway between the club and Nacho Monreal over a new contractThe Spanish full-back is out of contract next summer and has already stated himself that he is “very happy” at Arsenal and wishes to continue.And the feeling is evidently mutual with Emery hoping that an agreement on a new contract is reached soon.“First, I knew Nacho Monreal in Spain when he was playing for Malaga. I knew him,” he told the club website.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.“After two months now, I can say I am happy with him. He is 32 years old, physically the performance with us, Nacho is playing at a very good level.“The reason for that, for me, we need to find a new contract with him to stay together with the Arsenal team.”Monreal has managed 10 goals and 13 assists in over 200 appearances across all competitions for Arsenal since arriving from Malaga in 2013.The 32-year-old has been linked with switches to Barcelona and Real Sociedad.last_img read more

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Arrests made after Tijuana residents steal razor wire from border wall

first_img Mike McKinnon III March 19, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitter 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 SettingsTIJUANA (KUSI) – The concertina wire used to reinforce the US-Mexico border is being stolen and sold by Tijuana residents for protection due to the city’s high crime rate.Monday, contractors were seen at the border fence replacing some of the stolen wire. Some homes in the same area were seen with the razor wire for an added layer of protection.The residents refused to say where they got the material. In 2018, Tijuana was ranked the most violent city in the world with about seven homicides per day. Mike McKinnon III, Posted: March 19, 2019 Arrests made after Tijuana residents steal razor wire from border walllast_img read more

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Arson suspected in Vancouver house fire

first_imgA joint arson task force is investigating a fire that apparently was set at a vacant house this morning.The fire was reported at 4:14 a.m. at 2417 Markle Ave., near the intersection of Kauffman Avenue and West Fourth Plain Boulevard.The one-story, wood-framed house was vacant and had a “For Sale” sign in front.An investigator described the blaze as “purposefully set,” said Capt. David James, a spokesman for the Vancouver Fire Department.Members of the area’s joint arson task force are investigating the fire.An estimate of damage was not immediately available.last_img

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A Second Opinion

first_imgUPDATE: The Magazine Medic Responds To Slon Don’t you just love when physicians joust? It hardly ever happens, not in public at least, so I was delighted to hear from Steve Slon, who is setting out to resuscitate the venerable, albeit worn, Saturday Evening Post.First, let me say that “Doc” Slon has as good a chance as anyone of succeeding in this worthy undertaking. He comes armed with the right pedigree and, obviously, a tremendous will. All most admirable.  However: Wish it weren’t so, but rarely can a skillful editor alone produce rosy cheeks where a palor has already set in; it requires as well a large quantity of plasma (aka cash). How else to hire great sales and circ staffs, an amazing art director, plus all the other team members that must cluster around an elderly patient for perhaps a protracted period of time? Now that Steve has been secured, will The Post’s publisher go all in?        In this market (depressed) and in The Post’s competitive set (crowded), it’s hard to break through, let alone reanimate a patient whose pulse is perceived to be weak. As I think Steve was acknowledging, if I read him right, his magazine is not exactly rocking and rolling right now; the promise is in what’s coming. My editorial vision for The Saturday Evening Post, as briefly set forth in the Jan./Feb. issue of Folio:, calls for the magazine to go backward, in a sense, which I think it can do—and where it might find a small but sustainable air pocket. Steve’s vision is grander. It’s forward-looking and noble, but will be far harder to bring off. Naturally, I wish him well. What a wonderful thing if he and his cohorts can take the magazine that made Norman Rockwell a household name and once again put it at the center of national conversation.  I’m skeptical, but ready to be proven wrong.  In the “near future,” to take up Steve’s call, let’s see if The Saturday Evening Post has been editorially reinvented and, importantly, made more robust in every way. Give it a year. I’ll gladly do a re-examination at that time. No charge.  Now, as to the Post cover on which I appeared way back in March of 1929, I can’t imagine how that was fetched from some dust-covered archive, but I had long ago forgotten about it. Remember, I was just an over-worked medical intern at the time and not thinking about where my career might eventually lead. Who knew I’d still be attending to patients all these years later?       Cable Neuhaus”The Magazine Medic”P.S.:  In the interest of full disclosure, I should note that I wrote several pieces, including a cover story, for AARP—The Magazine while Steve Slon was editor there. But I don’t recall that we ever had any direct interaction. Did The Magazine Medic check the wristband before he checked the pulse? Yes, the Post is famous for making Norman Rockwell a household word. But it is inaccurate to describe today’s Post as “an odd-lot collection of content wrapped around a catalog pedaling the work of a beloved master.”Seriously? In any given issue, there is one page devoted to Norman Rockwell.After doing some consulting for the publication in the past year, I just signed on fulltime at the Post in January. I like to think of myself as something of a magazine doctor, too. When I went to Modern Maturity to be the editor in 2000, it had a large DNR label across the logo that you didn’t have to squint very hard to see. As AARP The Magazine, it’s doing rather well nowadays. And, if you want to talk about DOA, Men’s Health, where I started as managing editor, was about the worst idea for a magazine anyone could think of. Men, caring about their health? In 1990, no one gave that concept a chance beyond the then-crunchy-granola Rodale Press.
I believe, in the near future, The Magazine Medic will find that the Post has returned to robust health, just as these once-moribund publications did. Or to paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of our impending demise have been greatly exaggerated.Today’s Post is far from a catalogue. We cover the world of ideas (from the military to education to national policy), medical research, and art—as well as travel, tech, and personal finance. We run an original short story in each issue. We also present the occasional wildcard, such as our recent celebration of the 50th anniversary of James Bond. If there’s one overriding approach, it is to put an historical perspective on current events and trends. This is something we feel uniquely qualified to do as the longest-running magazine in publication today.And, yes, we love our Norman Rockwell. Incidentally, in our gallery, we chanced upon a Rockwell canvas that bears a striking resemblance to Mr. Neuhaus. See image at right.Sincerely,Steven SlonEditorial DirectorThe Saturday Evening Post As the Editorial Director for The Saturday Evening Post, I was eagerly awaiting our prescription from Cable Neuhaus (“The Magazine Medic,” 1/19/12). Everyone needs a doctor, and, as most magazines will tell you, regular checkups are highly advised.Imagine my disappointment, then, to find we’d been subject to review by a Death Panel.I’ll grant you that the patient Mr. Neuhaus describes is in a vegetative state. The problem is, he examined the wrong patient.last_img read more

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US recognises International Mother Language Day

first_imgCentral Shaheed Minar.File PhotoThe House of Representatives of the USA has introduced a resolution recognising “International Mother Language Day” on 21 February to commemorate the day when Bangladeshi students sacrificed their lives for recognition of Bangla as state language of Pakistan in 1952.The resolution supported the goals and ideals of International Mother Language Day and encouraged the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies, programmes, and activities.On 19 February, representative Grace Meng, along with Jim McGovern, Raul Grijalva, and Deb Haaland introduced the resolution bringing attention to the importance of preserving linguistic and cultural heritage through education.”Whereas the annual International Mother Language Day celebration date, 21 February, was chosen to commemorate the day in 1952 in Bangladesh where students died demonstrating for recognition of Bengali as a national language of Pakistan,” said the foreign affairs ministry quoting the resolution text.The Day was established by UNESCO on 17 November 1999 to promote linguistic diversity and multilingualism.The resolution noted that more than 200 languages have become extinct in the last three generations, with an additional 2,279 others classified as “endangered.”Meng has introduced this same resolution in the 115th, 114th, and 113th Congresses.Each of the resolutions were referred to the house committee on oversight and government reform, where it remained until the end of the respective Congress.last_img read more

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Study highlights risk of mosquito borne illnesses to captive orca

first_imgA killer whale leaps out of the water when swimming—a behaviour known as porpoising. Credit: Minette Layne/Wikipedia/CC More information: Orca (Orcinus Orca) Captivity and Vulnerability to Mosquito-transmitted Viruses. Journal of Marine Animals and Their Ecology. Vol. 5, No.2. 2013. (PDF) Three dead in Serbian West Nile virus outbreak (Phys.org) —Marine biologists John Jett and Jeffrey Ventra of Stetson University and Louisiana State University respectively have published a paper in Journal of Marine Animals and Their Ecology that suggests captive orca may be more at risk of dying from mosquito borne illnesses than has been previously thought. Citation: Study highlights risk of mosquito borne illnesses to captive orca (2013, May 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-05-highlights-mosquito-borne-illnesses-captive.html In their paper Jett and Ventra note that two captive orcas have died from mosquito born ailments since the animals became tourist attractions at water parks. One was a 25 year old male that died of encephalitis in 1990, the other a 14 year old male that died of West Nile Virus in 2007. Both highlight the fact that orca are subject to mosquito bites and because of that are at risk of contracting mosquito borne illnesses.To learn more about the problem the researchers studied the habits of the whales at water parks. They found that orca engage in a practice known as logging, where they simply float on the surface of the water rather than engage in swimming or diving. When logging, they note, mosquitoes congregate on the exposed surfaces of the whales, biting them. The two also noted that the whales are subject to sunburn, which they say, reduces immunity response to illness. Another problem is captive orca have substantial dental health problems which can lead to bacterial infections which in turn can also weaken an immune response.The two also point out that because Congress mandated that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric and Administration keep track of captive orca, records exist of whale births and deaths. In looking at the record they discovered that the whale that died of West Nile Virus in 2007 was listed as having died of pneumonia, suggesting that other whale deaths might have been listed incorrectly as well.The problem, the two say is that water parks are typically located in areas near other facilities that have standing water, which make them prime breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Also, there is no known way to apply sunscreen or mosquito repellant to orca to protect them. They also note that using fogging chemicals around water parks doesn’t appear to be a solution either as most research has shown it to be ineffective as well as hazardous. Curiously, not discussed is the possibility of covering water park tanks with mosquito netting. In any case, Jett and Ventra suggest that more research be done to ascertain whether anything can be done to make life safer for captive orca. © 2013 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore furtherlast_img read more

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Every human being is half man and half woman Kalki Koechlin

first_imgBollywood star Kalki Koechlin, widely known for her bold stances on feminism, commitment towards women’s rights and gender equality  believes that it is not just important but also necessary for women to speak up for their rights and what they deserve.The bold, fiery and feisty Kalki Koechlin, while presenting a Theatrical Monologue on ‘Womanhood’ organised by Young FICCI Ladies Organisation (YFLO), Delhi chapter said, “It is obvious for me or anyone to speak up on various issues related with womanhood. It is about women’s safety, rights and their lives. Even today, it is difficult for women to go out in the night or get paid equally as a man for that matter. There are hundreds of reasons for us to voice. For me, it is outright important, as I am a woman and I feel as human as a man.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelf“I always remind myself that I am a woman, so that I don’t try to become a man in a quest to compete with him. Dear women, embrace what you have been endowed with. Every human being is half man and half woman. No gender is fairer than the other. Everyone is a feminist. If you are not a feminist you are a bad human being. Being a feminist means asking for equality. But people take it in other way at times. For women it is hard to breathe even when you are being stared at by men folk, some time you are guilty for breathing,” said Kalki Koechlin, actor and screenwriter. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive“Feminism is a really crazy idea that suggests men and women are equal. Women are not a doormat. We are equivalent to men. It’s just that we have different bodies and different biological needs. We have capacities which should be celebrated and rewarded in the society.” She added. “I have always been vocal about women rights and feminism. It is only now that I am famous, people notice me and hear what I have to say. Even before my first movie Dev D happened, I was a part of The Skeleton Woman, a play based on the book ‘Women Who Run With the Wolves’. It has a feminist premise. I have always picked work that reflects my ideologies.” “The paternity law needs to be chalked out and implemented. This will allow men to spend more time at home, in turn, women can go out and work or spend time for themselves. Secondly, the law has to recognise marital rape as an offence,” said the bold and multi talented Kalki.Talking about her childhood abuse the actress deems that it is imperative to speak up on such issues as the victim feels very lonely. She said, “People feel very lonely when they do not talk about it. And, that’s what made me talk about it. But, I also realised the repercussions of it. When a celebrity speaks about certain kind of issues, it is publicized in a really big way.”“My ideology of womanhood literally sums up everything that a female being lives by. For her, womanhood is about dealing with periods, giving birth, menstrual cycle, hormones, ambitions, depression, frustration and so many things. My next movie titled Ribbon is on motherhood, I am getting training to handle 18 day old kid- how to breast feed him etc,” Kalki laughed during her theatrical monologue. “Kalki Koechlin represents a true woman in every sense. The multi-talented actress breathes life into every character she plays. The Margarita With A Straw star has been heard on several occasions and her voice has always favoured the essence of womanhood. Right from raising the issue of menstruation to equal pay for actresses, Kalki isn’t someone who keeps her views in the closet,” said Trupti Gupta, Chairperson Young FICCI Ladies Organsiation (YFLO ) while speaking on the occasion.“Advancing women rights, building women’s leadership and investing in this movement are the key enablers of change. Every initiative, project or event undertaken by YFLO is driven by the goal of creating more just and sustainable environment for women,” said Gupta.last_img read more

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LGBTI people come out to their parents after India legalizes gay sex

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Photo: Vinayak Das / Flickr How do I convince my mum to accept my sexuality and wish me happiness?These gay people reveal how India forces them to live secret double livesWhy I sobbed tears of joy when Trinidad and Tobago decriminalized homosexualityRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/india-come-out/ Some of them even took the opportunity to try to come out to their parents.But, for some, it didn’t go well.22-year-old Kavya Reddy (not her real name) is from Visakhapatnam in the south-east Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.After she heard the news about the Supreme Court striking down Section 377, she thought she would finally come out to her parents as bisexual.Delhi Pride 2008. | Photo: Jesse Rapczak / Flickr‘When the verdict came out, I was so happy,’ Kavya told Gay Star News. ‘It is impossible to describe in words how happy I was to finally be open and proud about my sexuality.‘So I decided to come out to my parents,’ she said.Mom reacts: ‘Homosexuality is against God’She sat her parents down and started the conversation by asking whether they heard about the court’s decision.They immediately started ‘pouring’ out their negative views on homosexuality.‘We are Hindus,’ Kavya explained. ‘So basically my parents think that homosexuality is against God [and] nature.’She said her parents don’t know much about gender and sexuality, and they refuse to learn.They believe openly LGBTI people bring shame to their families, the internet corrupts people into being gay and embracing homosexuality will lead to a population decrease.But what ‘shocked’ Kavya the most was when her mom said: ‘What can we do if they [are] born with abnormalities in their body?’ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img GAYSTARNEWS- She said she tried to explain homosexuality as normal, but they wouldn’t listen.They then got angry that she was trying to argue with them, because it’s disrespectful for younger Indian people to talk back to their elders.‘Try to change yourself’Two years ago, Hari Priya came out as a lesbian to her mother after her grandparents were pressuring her to marry a man.The 24-year-old is from South India’s Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.When she came out two years ago, her mom responded: ‘I will give you two to three years. Try to change yourself.’And when the news got back to her father, he tried to make her go to a psychiatrist.Members of Indian LGBTI choir Rainbow Voice Mumbai. | Rainbow Voices Mumbai / FacebookBut when the news of the 377 decision broke yesterday, her mother called her. After a few moments of silence, they started talking about everyday things.Then, randomly, her mother blurted out: ‘I want you to be happy. That’s it.’Hari explained: ‘Other than my mom, no one is going to take this news seriously. For them, [the] law doesn’t matter.‘It’s culture and tradition that matters,’ she said.Indian gay man: ‘I still am very much in the closet’But for some like Vishal Handa, coming out is still not an option.The 27-year-old gay man currently lives in Canada but is originally from Amritsar, Punjab.He told Gay Star News: ‘I still am very much in the closet, owing to the fact that my family is very conservative and god fearing.‘I am planning to come out soon when I’ll have a strong financial foundation in Canada.‘This [court] decision, however, has left me with high spirits, confidence and pride.‘It’s a marvelous feeling that I will not be a criminal whenever I’ll go back home,’ he said.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . When India decriminalized homosexuality yesterday (6 September), LGBTI people reacted with relief and joy.last_img read more

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Lumedx to Demonstrate Value of Advanced Analytics at HIMSS18

first_img Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more February 28, 2018 — Lumedx Corp. will show off the latest in advanced analytics and software solutions at the upcoming Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference, March 5-9 in Las Vegas. The company said that HIMSS18 attendees who stop their booth will have the opportunity to see firsthand how high-powered analytics tools can help heart and vascular centers improve outcomes and dramatically reduce costs.Lumedx President and COO Chris Winquist said the company’s technology mines existing data and turns it into relevant insights that decision makers can use to streamline workflows, improve productivity and better serve patients, all while keeping a close eye on the bottom line. “As we move away from fee-for-service and towards value-based payment models, performance metrics become crucial to the operations of any successful cardiovascular service line,” he added.For more information: www.lumedx.com News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more 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 | Analytics Software | February 28, 2018 Lumedx to Demonstrate Value of Advanced Analytics at HIMSS18 Analytics tools mine existing data to help heart and vascular centers improve outcomes and reduce costs FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more last_img read more

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Etihad Airways executive breaks world record

first_imgSource = Etihad Airways Etihad Airways executive breaks world recordEtihad Airways executive breaks world recordEtihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has honoured its high flying executive Andrew Fisher following his record-breaking feat of travelling around the globe in the fastest time and in the fewest number of flights.Clocking a flying time of 52 hours and 34 minutes, Andrew managed to beat the previous record by 3 hours and 13 minutes, and using only four scheduled commercial flights instead of five to achieve his lifelong ambition.The Guinness World Records has officially declared his successful attempt a world record.Andrew’s journey covered 41,375 km on scheduled flights operated by Air New Zealand, KLM and China Eastern that took him from Shanghai to Auckland; Buenos Aires to Amsterdam; and back to Shanghai.“It’s an incredible feeling to have finally achieved my dream,” recalled Andrew, Etihad Airways Vice President Fleet Planning, after touching down at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai.“Although I managed only 16 hours of sleep throughout the journey, I still felt fresh, perhaps due to the adrenalin and excitement at completing this unique experience. And it’s a great feeling to be part of a company that encourages and enables its employees to pursue their dreams.”Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, added: “On behalf of employees across the company, I congratulate Andrew for this remarkable achievement.“This feat requires significant commitment, dedication and perseverance – values that we at Etihad instil in all our employees, and we are extremely proud to have Andrew as a member of our Etihad family.”New Zealander Andrew, who joined Etihad Airways in 2007, and who has a passion for studying airline route networks and schedules, meticulously charted his journey. He targeted the record for over 20 years, and was first keen to attempt to break it as a teenager.“With the advent of new longer range and fuel-efficient aircraft over the years, airlines have been able to introduce non-stop long haul flights and add frequencies that facilitated my record-breaking attempt,” commented Andrew.“Planning the trip was a matter of identifying the most suitable qualifying antipodal city pairs and then finding the best routes, schedules and tightest possible connections within the right window of opportunity.”Andrew had a few words of encouragement for those pursuing their ambitions: “Never give up on your dream no matter how unrealistic it might seem to others. Take every opportunity to follow your passion.”last_img read more

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November 26 2002 In front of the Ceramics Studio

first_imgNovember 26, 2002 In front of theCeramics Studio Apse at noon when the solar radiation was at itsoptimum, Paolo Soleri gathered Arcosanti residents together to presenthis idea of “A Nudging Minutiae”, a small ecological habitat, outlinedin his recent paper read by Ira Murfin. [Photo & text: T] Soleri insertedseveral ceramic bowls into a silt bed, where the Soleri bells areusually crafted. The bowls formed nested layers of apses demonstratingthe fundamental concept of the latest design of Arcosanti 5000. [Photo& text: T]last_img

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