MP felicitates successful bizmen from RUDSETI

first_imgOngole: MP Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy participated as chief guest to the award presentation ceremony for successful entrepreneurs from the Rural Development and Self Employment Training Institute (RUDSETI) here on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, he praised the institute staff for training and motivating the candidates. RUDSETI Director GS Murthy explained the MP that the institute was jointly established by the Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank and Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Educational Trust. He informed him that they were conducting various free training programmes on the premises and offers free boarding and lodging to candidates. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us Srinivasulu Reddy presented the Successful Entrepreneur Awards to some of the former trainees from RUDSETI, including Suman from Samsung Authorised Servicing Centre in Prakasam District, P Krishnamurthy for operating ATM Studio Markapuram, Sunil for running a mobile servicing centre in Chirala, Rajani for establishing Siri Beauty Parlour in Ongole, M Kamala for establishing Dhatri Beauty Parlour in Ongole, V Tilak for running AC and Refrigerator Servicing Centre in Tangutur. The MP appreciated the successful entrepreneurs for being able to provide a livelihood to others also while making their own career.last_img read more

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This picture reveals why Ram Charan married Upasana Konidela Photo

first_imgUpasana Konidela is playing with lionsInstagramRam Charan and his wife Upasana Konidela are on a vacation to Africa, where there are having a gala time celebrating their eighth wedding anniversary. They have shared some photos taken with wild animals at Serengeti National Park.Ram Charan and Upasana Konidela got married at the Temple Trees Farm House on June 14, 2012, and the couple are celebrating seven years of togetherness. The actor will not be available to celebrate his eighth wedding anniversary as he will busy shooting for SS Rajamouli’s movie RRR.Ram Charan has completed the first schedule of RRR. The team recently kick-started its second schedule and he still had some time to join the shoot. He decided to use this time to go on a vocational trip andUpasana Konidela posted their photo on Instagram on May 29 and captioned it with, “Happy Anniversary to us! ❤️ (In advance) Every anniversary we promised to do something new together – diving , adventure sport , learn healing techniques, take culinary lessons etc. This time it’s all about wildlife! Absolutely love it! #wildinafrica Mr & Mrs C .”Actresses like Samantha Akkineni, Kajal Agarwal and Rakul Preet Singh replied to her post and wished, “Happy anniversary you lovely couple.” A day later, Upasana Konidela shared another picture showing Ram Charan taking a snap of a chirutha from very close angle. She captioned it with, “Untamed Africa As wild as it can get! Up close and personal with #chirutha #ramcharan.”This morning, Upasana Konidela took her Instagram account to share a picture in which she is seen playing with two lions. She also wrote, “Now u know why Mr C married me ! On a more serious note: #Africa taught us so many lessons -respect mother nature, observe & learn from the wild, follow ur animal instincts & respect nature & animals. Mr C & I were very fortunate to witness wildlife in its wildest format – we’re scared this experience might not last for the generations ahead.”Upasana Konidela added, “Time to get our act together. Small changes make a big difference. Everything adds up. It’s time for u to figure how u can help. The picture above is a #throwback form a lion conservation / rehabilitation centre / orphanage in Africa. Don’t encourage zoo’z. let the animals be wild – it’s their right. #ramcharan.”last_img read more

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AL concedes defeat before counting completes

first_imgAwami League general secretary Obaidul Quader. Prothom Alo File PhotoRuling Awami League on Thursday conceded defeat of its candidate in Rangpur civic polls even before votes of all polling stations are counted to declare the final results.Seeing the initial trend and presumably based on field-level information, AL general secretary Obaidul Quader made the move of accepting defeat to, however, none but its ally Jatiya Party.“The Awami League has lost in electoral battle in the Rangpur City Corporation elections but the party has earned a political victory,” he said addressing a press conference at the AL president’s Dhanmondi political office in the evening.Also road transport and bridges minister, Quader claimed that the most important thing was that the election was held in a free, fair and impartial manner.“I would say this is a victory of democracy. I think this will send a clear message to the BNP ahead of the parliamentary elections,” the AL leader said tacitly referring to the opposition’s demand for holding general elections under polls-time supportive government.Obaidul Quader also denied allegations made by the BNP about intimidation in elections.The AL leader congratulated the Jatiya Party’s mayor candidate who is most likely to win the elections.Asked if the AL lost popularity, he said the AL won elections in Narayangank but lost in Comilla city. “We see this politically.last_img read more

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Over 1000 Heart Transplants Performed At Houston Methodist

first_imgHouston MethodistDr. Erik Suarez (left) and Dr. Thomas MacGillivray (right) meet with heart transplant recipient, Tyler Wertz (center). Both doctors performed the 1000th heart transplant at Houston Methodist Hospital.Houston Methodist said surgeons there have now performed more than 1,000 heart transplants, since the first one was carried out 50 years ago, in Houston. Another hospital, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, told News 88.7 it reached that milestone mark back in February of 2006; and it’s now over the 1,450 mark. But, nonetheless, thousands of patients have benefited from what doctors call a revolutionary, effective treatment for end-stage heart failure. Dr. Thomas MacGillivray and Dr. Erik Suarez performed the 1,000th heart transplant at Houston Methodist, back in December. MacGillivray, the Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Transplant at the hospital, said, “The progress that has been made, in just 50 years, in allowing people with end-stage heart disease, who are not only dying, but crippled by their heart disease; to give them a revolutionary, effective therapy in a heart transplant… I mean, it is amazing.”MacGillivray said people who receive heart transplants have a miraculous recovery: they can go back to work and exercise. And doctors can also now take advantage of better technology, such as mechanical circulatory support devices for patients with failing hearts, and even 3-D printing.“Rather than just looking at pictures, we can actually take those X-rays and images, and make them into something we can touch and see and actually plan our operations, based on those models,” said MacGillivray.But, he said one thing hasn’t changed much over the past few decades: the limited amount of donor hearts.  “That’s been the only limiting step to offering this to more people,” MacGillivray explained. “There’s all kinds of ideas and legislation and outreach to try to get people to be donors. You know, you go to get your driver’s license, or you go to city hall. You see the applications and you check the box; that’s all well and good. But really what it is: at terrible time in family’s life, when there’s an awful tragedy, that’s when people get asked to be willing donate ‘the person who checked the box’’s heart. The person can’t offer it up, it has to be their family. So it’s an incredibly big ask. But, it moves me every time, quite honestly, that people are so thoughtful and generous and giving, at maybe one of worst times, if not the worst time, in their life,” said MacGillivray.According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, 358 patients in Texas are still on the waiting list to receive one.EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated after original publication, to reflect Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center’s record of heart transplants. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Share Listen 00:00 /01:01last_img read more

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The Made Man Honors 100 Black Men in DC

first_imgBy Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, bmcadoo@afro.comThe 2018 U.S. Made Man Experience Tour is making its rounds to 11 cities in the nation where they are unapologetically celebrating Black men in all their excellence. This past week they made a stop at the Embassy of Ghana in Washington, D.C.Founded by Ky Dele in 2013, The Made Man Foundation aims to celebrate inspirational Black men and their accomplishments while simultaneously building a network and community amongst men where they can empower and create community with underserved men. The Rev. Dr. George E. Holmes and Dr. Renee Allen were the main hosts for the D.C. honors.The Made ManThe Made Man Experience Tour is an embodiment of the seven key initiatives of the organization. In every city the tour touches, there is The Made Man Honors, a location and national press conference, “Suit Up For Success-Clothing Drive”, “Boys 2 Made Men In-School Mentoring Excursion,” as well as “Global Think Tank”.Dele shared with the Huffington Post what made this tour unique.“While we normally honor 50 men per city on our tour, I felt it important to make a statement in our nation’s capital and recognize more than 100 men who are beacons of light and leadership at a time when racial tensions run high. The Made Man is a platform to bridge the gap between inspirational, aspirational and underserved men for greatness, legacy and leadership.”The Ghanaian embassy graciously opened its doors on Dec. 6 where a night of celebrating Blackness, uplifting Black men and strengthening community across diasporic lines was made possible.“I don’t want you to underestimate the power of this movement because it’s the power of you as well. The made man is you, your energy, your strength, your leadership, your courage, you bring that all to the Made Man, so as much as you bring your gonna get back and that is the power of The Made Man,” said Eric Guthrie. Guthrie is a member of the organization as well as the Region IV Vice President for the Morehouse Alumni Association.Some of the honorees were given an opportunity to share words of wisdom.Dr. Kim Wells, Director of Executive Programs at Howard University’s School of Business shared some of the challenges Black men face today.“One of the number one issues that keep our Black men down is confidence.”Amongst the honores for the 2018 Made Men Honors were Congressman Elijah Cummings, radio personality and activist Joe Madison, the Ambassador of Ghana to the U.S. Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, Councilmember Robert White and esteemed lawyer Donald Temple.Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao, The African Union Ambassador to the U.S. said, “I’m counting on each and everyone of you; for a change, let’s unite. The legacy of slavery and the legacy of colonization must die within us.”To find out more information about the Made Man and their upcoming tour dates, visit https://themademan.org.last_img read more

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Group Run by Black Men Donates More Than 30000 Books to Children

first_imgBy AFRO StaffB.L.A.C.K. 2 Life, a nonprofit run by six Black men, has donated 30,000 books to children worldwide and is now seeking both financial support and more volunteers with an eye to spreading its mission of empowering underserved communities through education and mentorship.The acronym B.L.A.C.K. stands for Bringing Love And Conscious Knowledge 2 Life.Founded in 2017, the organization was created as a platform for Black men to  tackle issues that plague their communities, such as mass incarceration, particularly through education. It recruits Black men to sponsor and host events, such as free book drives, that are meant to promote childhood literacy and scholarship and community service.Founders of B.L.A.C.K. 2 Life distributing free books to children (Courtesy Photo)Highlights from 2018 include two national book giveaways in April and September and international collaboration with Golden Spoon, a nonprofit based in Trinidad and Tobago, to distribute about 1,000 free books to children at the Emancipation Day Celebration in the Caribbean country.Their most recent promotion, #100BlackMenRead, which was held in November, saw 75 Black men giving their time to read to children in their communities in Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, New York, and Kentucky. They also had friends in Nigeria and Trinidad and Tobago participating as well.For 2019, B.L.A.C.K. 2 Life plans on offering scholarship opportunities entering men aspiring to careers in education, supply grants for teachers, and more free book drives. B2L also plans to partner with the non-profit organization W.A.T.C.H. (What About The Children in Haiti) to send 1,000 books to children in Haiti and participate in the Little Free Library book exchange to build shared libraries in communities of color.To support B.L.A.C.K. 2 Life, visit www.black2life.org for a list of ways to donate or volunteer.last_img read more

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Core Mass Effect 4 details reportedly leak in massive survey info dump

first_imgWe haven’t heard much from BioWare about Mass Effect 4 in a long time. Back in November of 2014, the developer held a livestream roundtable to discuss the hotly anticipated title, and a few months prior we learned that the infamous, universally hated Mako vehicle from the original Mass Effect would make a return and try very hard to make up for its past mistakes. We also got a first-look preview back at E3 2014, the semi-teaser of which you can watch here. Now, according to a Reddit post over the weekend — mixed with a healthy dose of rumors and speculation — a survey was sent out that divulged a ton of potential details regarding BioWare’s upcoming installment.Previously, we knew that Mass Effect 4 would likely not feature Commander Shepard or main characters from the previous trilogy. The game would, however, be set in the same universe and feature similar races from previously installments; a human and a krogan were shown. BioWare also noted that the location in which the upcoming game takes place is a whole new region of space. If the details of the survey are to be believed, then the next game will take place in the Andromeda Galaxy in a region of space known as the Helius Cluster — a cluster of hundreds of solar systems — the playable area of which is reported to be four times the size of Mass Effect 3. Players will assume the role of a pathfinder, a combat-trained explorer leading an expedition to the Helius Cluster to find a new home for humanity. You’ll run into an ancient alien race called the Remnant along the way, whose mysterious technology will hold the key to humanity’s survival. Of course, you’ll also run into both alien friend and foe alike, with whom you’ll create alliances or begin wars.So far, the best official shot we’ve gotten.As far as gameplay details go, the rumored survey mentioned a crafting system supported by resource-gathering, recruiting a varied crew with their own explorable in-depth backstory like in the previous trilogy, and even AI-controlled strike missions where you’ll send out some of your squad and they’ll return later with rewards, similar to mobile city builder games or even World of Warcraft’s garrison missions. You can, however, take over the strike mission and play it yourself. The survey also describes a horde mode that sounds similar to Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer, along with being able to establish settlements, and even raids through vaults of the Remnants.Though the details are promising, again, it must be noted that the descriptions are posted by a random user on Reddit — and even if the survey is legit, that doesn’t mean any of the described features would make it into the game. What may hold a bit of weight toward the legitimacy of the survey, though, is that a NeoGAF user who has provided accurate leaks in the past did corroborate not only the details leaked in the supposed survey, but that BioWare has deployed similar surveys for other games.If the survey details are to be believed — or find their way into the final game — it sounds like BioWare is taking pages out of Bungie’s Destiny book: strikes, raiding “vaults,” and a healthy dose of MMO elements. Considering Destiny made out like a bandit, a bit of imitation probably isn’t the worst idea.For now, BioWare hasn’t commented on the survey. So, if you’re into the details you can wait and hope, or if you don’t like the direction the report suggests the franchise is going, you can wait and brood. Either way, we’ll all be waiting to see where BioWare takes us next.Image credit: shinobi602last_img read more

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4 things you need to know before investing in a local startup

first_imgThe natural tendency to over-value the companies might be more accentuated here. Even at very early stages of the project (sometimes as early as the idea stage), entrepreneurs will have high hopes for their company’s valuations when it comes to letting equity go. Perhaps more common locally than in other startup ecosystems, you might find what we could call the “emotional premium on equity,” or the excess in price that the owner expects you to pay to compensate for all those nights he worked so hard, the time away from his family, and the uniqueness of his idea. The truth is that until proven out there in the market, ideas by themselves are rarely worth much, and surely 50% of a company is better than 100% of an idea, but since new entrepreneurs don’t always act (strictly) rationally, you might need to drive a hard bargain. Competition is low. On the bright side, venture capital is still in its infancy in Costa Rica, and although there are lots of people with money, there’s not a culture of investing in startups (most investors come from within families). Many local investors don’t understand the inherent risks and rewards of investing in startups and therefore ask for hefty conditions, such as outrageous percentages of equity that entrepreneurs rarely agree with. So if you keep your head cool and roll with the idiosyncrasies, you might strike yourself a good deal.Costa Rica might not be the Silicon Valley of Latin America (yet), but we’re moving ahead. There’s a very educated workforce that is now finding incentives and programs to help them innovate and turn their ideas into viable businesses. One piece of the puzzle that still seems to be unresolved is the investment, and that’s where many angel investors have an opportunity. Is it the right opportunity for you?Randall Trejos works as a business developer, helping startups and medium sized companies grow. He’s the Co-Director of the Founder Institute in Costa Rica and a strategy consultant at Grupo Impulso. You can follow his blog La Catapulta or contact him through LinkedIn. Stay tuned for the next edition of his new Tico Times column “Doing Business.” You might need to invest more than just money. Although many entrepreneurs will tell you that money is all they need, make sure you assess the young company’s needs thoroughly before taking the checkbook out. The team might not have all the skills required to run the company, there might be lack of understanding of the market they are trying to serve, or they might be over-optimistic about their cash flows. Either way, you might have to step in and invest your time, contacts and knowledge to make it take off. Although someone might argue that’s the job of investors everywhere, that type of active involvement might be even more needed in a country like Costa Rica. Facebook Commentscenter_img “By a show of hands, how many of you identify funding as the primary need of your project?” The room was filled with close to 80 eager, enthusiastic entrepreneurs ready to take on the world, and by the time I finished asking the question, more than 60 hands were up in the air. As co-director of the Founder Institute in Costa Rica, I constantly come in contact with aspiring entrepreneurs from all walks of life: from the 19-year-old college student working on her startup between classes, to the savvy engineer who just quit his job at Intel to pursuit his dream.Without a doubt, entrepreneurship in Costa Rica has been growing in the past few years, and there are many initiatives that have been contributing to it. From business plan competitions like Yo Emprendedor, to prototyping events like Startup Weekend, from structured entrepreneurship training programs like Founder Institute, to the emergence of dozens of incubators like Auge, Parquetec and UNA Incuba, to name a few, it would seem there’s never been a better time to take the leap and start your own business.Local startups today need many things besides funding, but it is this sole component that grabs most of their attention. They apply to incubators as a means to obtain seed capital from the Banking System for Development (Sistema de Banca para el Desarrollo) or gain access to angel investment; they flock in masses to business-plan competitions in hopes of winning the prize of a couple thousand dollars; or, if they are brave enough, they go through the ordeal of navigating the bureaucracy of local banks in order to get flexible loans or microcredits.If you are a potential angel investor, there are many opportunities worth exploring in order to fulfill some of this capital demand, as long as you take some considerations and precautions before embarking on your journey. Before you invest in a local startup, make sure you prepare to cope with these four perks – and quirks – of our entrepreneurial ecosystem:Local entrepreneurs still have a hard time understanding the investor’s perspective. As a result of the lack of venture capital markets in Costa Rica and the fact that businesses here are rarely funded by third party investment (as opposed to savings, loans, and your uncle Francisco’s money), many entrepreneurs do not speak the same language as investors. There is still a notion that frames investment as a “help” or something that they should get out of good will. The enthusiastic founder in front of you might not think to discussrisk against return, investment horizon and exit strategy, , so you might need to create a common ground on which to negotiate. From my experience, showing entrepreneurs how other startups abroad got their funding helps them understand the tradeoffs associated with bringing an investor on board. Related posts:The different flavors of starting a business New ways to find the talent you need Want to launch an app startup in Costa Rica? Read this first Why changing too fast can hurt new businesseslast_img read more

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first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationcenter_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cohen was a two-time second-team All-MAC selection duringhis career at Ohio. The Arizona Cardinals signed free agent defensive end LandonCohen to a contract, the club announced Wednesday.Cohen, a four-year pro from Ohio University, spent the 2011season with the New England Patriots, playing in onegame.The 6-foot-3, 300-pound Cohen was originally a 7th rounddraft pick of the Detroit Lions in 2008. In his NFL career,Cohen has played in 25 games (5 starts) with Detroit,Jacksonville and New England.last_img read more

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first_imgThe 1990 Super Bowl came in dead last at No. 49, which was the San Francisco 49ers’ blowout 55-10 victory over the Denver Broncos. In terms of big losses, it doesn’t stop there for the Broncos. Coming in next at No. 48 is the recent Seattle Seahawks 43-8 shellacking of the Broncos in 2014.Super Bowls played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale fared very well, claiming the two of the top three spots.That might be an unfair indicator of the great Super Bowls to happen in recent years. David Tyree’s “Helmet Catch” and Super Bowl XLII come in at No. 2 and 2015’s last-second interception by Malcolm Butler of the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX is No. 3.Neither can defeat Super Bowl XIII for the top spot. The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 35-31, in that game, which also featured the most famous dropped pass of all time. Cowboys tight end Jackie Smith butchered a sure touchdown throw from Roger Staubach in the third quarter that would have tied the game. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals fans will probably never want to remember the 27-23 Super Bowl loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII, but unfortunately for them, it was quite the memorable game and NFL.com acknowledged that in their rankings of all Super Bowls to date with XLIII coming in at No. 10.10. Super Bowl XLIII – Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Arizona Cardinals 23Another fantastic Super Bowl of recent vintage. The Santonio Holmes catch in the corner of the end zone to give Pittsburgh a 27-23 win over Arizona is burned in the mind’s eye of anyone who recalls this game. What a performance by the Cardinals. What if Kurt Warner had more time at the end, a la Staubach in Super Bowl XIII? Look out.While the ranker, Elliot Harrison of NFL.com, does represent the idea of the Cardinals winning the game late, what about Larry Fitzgerald’s touchdown with 2:37 left to take the lead and possibly win the game? That catch and image for such an all-time great player might be more powerful than Holmes getting two feet down, something at least Cardinals fans can agree with. 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) catches a fourth quarter touchdown pass in front of Arizona Cardinals safety Aaron Francisco (47) during the NFL Super Bowl XLIII football game, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Unemployed figure drops 79 to 42326 Cystat says

first_imgThe number of registered unemployed fell in February 7.9 per cent to 42,326 compared to the respective month of 2016 and by 513 in a month, the statistical service said.The number of job seekers registered at the district employment offices fell last month an annual 8.3 per cent to a seasonally adjusted 37,220 and by 481 in a month, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Friday.The drop in the number of unemployed was mainly on an annual reduction in the construction sector by 1,251 persons, public administration by 951, manufacturing by 581, trade by 545, transport by 337, education by 159 and newcomers by 112, Cystat said.You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoSenior Living | Search AdsThe Cost of Senior Living in Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouSenior Living | Search AdsUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Britains new military jets Akrotiri bound

first_imgBritish fighter jets will be deployed in Cyprus later this year, the first overseas mission for the F-35B.While the British ministry of defence plans to buy a total of 138 of the jets, there are currently only 17 in use.The use of the multi-million jets in Cyprus will allow members of the RAF and Britain’s navy to experience flying in an unfamiliar environment.“This deployment marks an important milestone in this game-changing aircraft’s journey to becoming fully operational,” Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said.Even though they will be deployed from Akrotiri, the home base for the new jets is in the UK.The jets will be brought to the island on aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth at some point in the autumn, another important milestone to “prove their readiness”, the Press Association quoted Chief of naval staff Admiral Sir Philip Jones as saying.The F-35 is the first to combine radar-evading stealth technology with supersonic speeds and the ability to conduct short take-offs and vertical landings, the MoD said.It has the ability to operate from land and sea.The first of the F-35s touched down in the UK in June 2018, and it was announced in January that they are ready to be deployed on operations.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 AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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the Senior Advisor for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on FGM, Del. a member of atTAcK addiction and a volunteer with the national non-profit Shatterproof Opioids take good people to bad placessomething I know firsthand An accidental heroin overdose ended my son Greg Humes time on earth on May 19 2012 months shy of his 25th birthday He was a sensitive and intelligent young man an AP student raised in a good neighborhood in West Chester Penn Greg ultimately fell victim to a disease that ravages the lives of families and communities across our country Todays overdose epidemic one that kills 129 people every day in America and a majority of which is caused by opioids is no longer found only in celebrity homes or on the streets Its a public health crisis that touches all Americans Its even more important to remember Gregs life and lives of far too many others on this day as we observe National Recovery Month It is a time dedicated to educating those who have not been touched by this epidemic on the dangers of opioid misuse and how preventable overdose can be Gregs story starts like many other young adults who face substance use disordersalcohol and marijuana use at a young age led to a cocaine habit in late high school and eventually forced him out of college and into his first stint in rehab Unfortunately his situation did not improve and Greg eventually found even worse influences who introduced him to heroin This drug use led to petty crime robbery and eventually prison It led him to a cycle of institutional living from treatment center to court to prison in a repeating sequence There were moments where we thought he had finally figured it out and got his act together but it seems he would find a way to sabotage his success On the fateful night of his overdose he was driven in his car and left in a hospital parking lot No one with him called for help or tried to get him attention from the Emergency Roomthey found him after it was too late to revive him The investigating detective later said to me: "If we had a 911 Good Samaritan or Narcan law your son might very well be alive today" Greg may have survived if there had been access to naloxone the opioid overdose reversal antidote or a 911 Good Samaritan Law in placea type of law that provides immunity to those individuals with someone who is in medical distress thus encouraging them to make the call to emergency services to save the life With this in mind I channeled my grief into a newfound motivation: advocating for opportunities to save a life in Gregs name I chose to support efforts that will ensure no other parent will have to learn their child could have been saved if the right interventionlike naloxonehad been administered sooner Specifically I initiated the Pennsylvania Overdose Prevention Action Network (POPAN) where we worked to implement 911 Good Samaritan and naloxone access laws in the state The reality is that most overdoses occur in private homes meaning family and friends are often the first on the scene in an overdose situation Every day parents caregivers police officers and community members find themselves in situations with someone who has overdosed and they must race against the clockand the oddsto save a life Luckily today there are ready-to-use naloxone nasal sprays that are FDA-approved and intended for community use They are meant to be used by non-medically trained professionals like you and me in order to treat an overdose within a persons home and when seconds matter Its a life-saving medication I cant reverse the events that took place to bring Greg back but I can encourage others to arm themselves with tools that can save future lives If you know anyone who is struggling with opioid addiction and is susceptible to an overdose having readily-available naloxone is a critical step in ensuring a life is not lost unnecessarily By bridging the gap between saving a life and moving someone towards addiction recovery we are addressing this public health crisis one person at a time Currently a majority of states throughout the country have issued standing orders for naloxone which permits pharmacies to dispense it without a physicians prescription This means you can walk into your CVS pharmacy and request naloxone nasal spray without a prescriptionsomething that I wish would have been available to me during stressful times Ive worked tirelessly since Gregs death to support ongoing efforts to promote education treatment and prevention of opioid addiction in his honor I hope to move the realities of substance use disorder into the public light and end the stigma surrounding addiction for both the individual in active use and their loved ones We can all take the necessary steps to start making changes in how we view prepare for and treat overdoses Where there is life there is hope Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsWhen American cosmetic surgeon Ivona Percec encountered her first patient to have been subjected to female genital mutilation a widely scorned but enduring cultural practice in parts of Africa the Middle East and Asia that intentionally alters or excises the genital organs of girls and women for non-medical reasons she was speechless with shock Not because of the vicious scarringas a surgeon specializing in genital reconstruction she had seen far worsebut because the woman had been suffering in silence for so long "It was a psychological shock that this woman had kept the burden to herself She didnt even let her husband see what had been done to her" says Percec who is associate director of Cosmetic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvanias Perelman School of Medicine "She had lived in this country for multiple years and had never before tried to get help" FGM usually takes place before adolescence and can result in severe pain post-traumatic stress disorder cysts recurrent infections difficulty in childbirth and even death Surely thought Percec there would be plastic surgeons in the United States more experienced addressing the scarred results of a procedure that has been exacted on an estimated 200 million women and girls worldwide She is one of a rising network of doctors in the US and around the globe who are offering new solutions to these often-invisible victims Percec scoured cosmetic surgery journals for more information on reversing the procedure which removes the clitoris and the labia in part or in whole but found little beyond the cultural aspects of the practice She wasnt able to identify any surgeons with experience So she did her best to help her patient "I said This is what I think we can do I cant promise it will bring back sensation but we can make it look more normal and see how you feel" She started by removing scar tissue and refashioning the labia to expose what was left of the clitoris She hoped that if there was any nerve tissue remaining it would begin to regenerate but nerves she says "grow less than a millimeter over a really long period so its too early to ascertain how much sensitivity will come back" Still little more than a year after her first surgery which took place early last year Percec and her patient are pleased with the results Her patient went on to refer to Percec two other women who had been similarly cut as girls in their native Sierra Leonewhere 74% of girls under the age of 19 have undergone FGM according to a recent report by the United Nations Population Fund which tracks FGM annually as part of its efforts to end the practice Without intending to says Percec she suddenly became the rare thing she set out to find in the first place: a surgeon with experience treating FGM To help others in similar situations she published her findings this month in in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal a trade publication for cosmetic surgeons "Plastic surgeons have a crucial role to play in this recovery and its important for physicians to be informed and prepared to address the surgical and emotional needs of women who seek care for this" Percec said of FGM in her report "Our procedure is simple yet effective and can help victims restore their physical and psychological sense of well-being" Witness to Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya Maasai girls Isina and Nasirian a day before their planned circumcision The girls’ names have been changed in this piece Meeri KoutaniemiEcho Maasai man walking to the forest to help others bring slaughtered animals to the village Meeri KoutaniemiEcho Women of the village peel potatoes for the ritual dinner Meeri KoutaniemiEcho Two children carry tree branches for the circumcision ritual Meeri KoutaniemiEcho Village girls (and boys) are shaved using a razor blade and milk Meeri KoutaniemiEcho Nasirian’s brother Sankei will be also circumcised and shaved by his mother Meeri KoutaniemiEcho Before the circumcision the mother shaves all the hair from her daughter Above: Nasirian sits still and silent in her home Meeri KoutaniemiEcho The father of the girls along with his four wives will be marked with okra during the ritual Meeri KoutaniemiEcho Isina’s mother shows the razor which will be used to circumcize her daughter Meeri KoutaniemiEcho Nasirian cries at the start of the circumcision Meeri KoutaniemiEcho A woman holds Isina’s wrist as the girl in severe pain struggles during her circumcision Meeri KoutaniemiEcho Isina screams in pain Meeri KoutaniemiEcho Nasirian rests a few hours after the circumcision She will stay in bed for four weeks and will be fed animal blood and meat to regain her strength Meeri KoutaniemiEcho Scene in the cowshed just after the circumcision Meeri KoutaniemiEcho Isina says she is not afraid of the consequences of the circumcision Meeri KoutaniemiEcho 1 of 15 Advertisement As it turns out Percec is not the sole doctor who has done this kind of surgery There are a handful of gynecological and plastic surgeons around the world who treat patients with FGM with promising cosmetic results "In 90% of cases it is something that can be reversed with surgery in an hour or an hour and a half" says gynecologist and plastic surgeon Dr Thomas Bloodworth who has treated several hundred cases over the past eight years in his Atlanta clinic And some doctors including the Paris-based pioneer of FGM reversal Dr Pierre Foldès have made significant progress in restoring sensation to the clitoris to the point where some patients are actually able to attain orgasmssomething that was once thought impossible "Clitoral sensation thats the new revelation" says Bloodworth "But the problem with reversing FGM isnt just clitoral The psyche has been damaged as well and we need to address both needs" Percec says the surgery itself is "simple and effective" but that the psychological counseling requires a lot more work She 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I had to meet Jibo. President Barack Obama. which dates back to the 15th century and has been home to many royal family weddings including that of Harry’s uncle Prince Edward and his first cousin, 10% were from the U.S. pushing them out of a town on the road to Raqqa the Islamic State capital Syria is aligned with Russia and so a US officer picked up a hotline and warned the Russian officer on the other end When about two hours later a Syrian jet returned and bombed the same rebels it was shot out of the sky by an American F/A-18 Super Hornet It was the first air-to-air kill by a US pilot in 18 years and it happened so quickly that no President could have been brought into the decisionmaking loop But the striking thing about Donald Trump’s tenure as Commander in Chief is that he wants no part of it anyway Both in Syria and Afghanistan–where thousands more US troops are about to be deployed in what is already the longest war in American history–Trump says he’s leaving things up to “the generals” “The lieutenants the captains their majors their colonels–they’re professionals” Trump told TIME on May 11 “They love doing it They know every inch of the territory right I say Why am I telling them So I authorized the generals to do the fighting” A great deal is going on in both of America’s wars The Islamic State in June took Afghanistan’s Tora Bora from the Taliban which nonetheless holds more territory than at any other time since the 2001 US invasion In Syria the locus of fighting has shifted deep into the desert as Russia and Iran–sponsors of Syrian President Bashar Assad–confront the US-led coalition in a war zone of extraordinary complexity In June US warplanes struck militias and drones operated by Iran which seeks a land bridge from Tehran to Damascus Russia says it’s hanging up the hotline and will target any coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates After five months in office Trump has still not articulated a strategy for the conflicts That’s a greater cause for concern than how he chooses to delegate to a military for which he remains ultimately responsible says Peter Feaver a Duke University political scientist who served on the National Security Council of President George W Bush Trump has left it to Defense Secretary James Mattis to decide whether to add up to 5000 troops to the 8800 already in Afghanistan “They haven’t figured out what their strategy is going to be so there’s a cart-before-the-horse aspect” says Feaver President Obama personally culled the kill list for drone strikes and monitored troop levels down to the single digits Trump’s relative distance could be evidence of executive function distraction–there’s that special counsel investigation–or lack of interest “Delegation can work when he knows what he’s delegating” says former Obama NSC official Loren DeJonge Schulman “Trump hasn’t told us much except he trusts the military He hasn’t quite finished the sentence: To do what” It would help if there were experts in place For all the attention to White House staffing strategies actually flow from interagency consultations But 1100 senior positions remain vacant across the Executive Branch and the State Department is operating with a skeleton staff Meanwhile in the absence of declared intent events open themselves to interpretation Civilian deaths from US airstrikes have spiked in Syria and Iraq Does the responsibility rest with Trump who on the campaign trail vowed to “bomb the sh-t out of ISIS” Or should critics look to “Mad Dog” Mattis whose 2004 assault on Fallujah was marred by the civilian death count The world is a complex place not least because of some 800 US bases dotted around it It’s impossible for one person to keep track of it all (The US Africa Command alone has almost 100 special operations going on on any given day) But someone does have to make sense of it In April the Air Force dropped its first-ever MOAB an 11-ton munition onto an ISIS tunnel complex The commanders who ordered it intended it to be a purely tactical strike Yet it was widely viewed as strategic–a message to North Korea which Trump had been railing against when he learned the “mother of all bombs” had been dropped “I don’t know if this sends a message” Trump said afterward “It doesn’t make any difference if it does or not” Contact us at editors@timecom This appears in the July 03 2017 issue of TIMEThis month marks the second anniversary of Pope Francis election The following is taken from THE FRANCIS MIRACLE: Inside the Transformation of the Pope and the Church by John L Allen Jr Pope Francis enthusiasts desperately want his papacy to succeed in overhauling Catholicism while detractors fear that the longer it goes on the harder it will be to roll back what they see as mistakes Both camps tend to ask the same bottom-line question: "Will it last" That is to say will Pope Francis be a flash in the pan a symbol of unrealized possibilities Or will he permanently change the inner life of the Catholic Church and the way it presents itself to the outside world To some extent the answer depends on how change is defined If one means substantive alterations in Church teachingfor instance acceptance of abortion; gay marriage; allowing couples to use contraception; and welcoming women prieststhen the answer is no Francis has made it clear that hes not a doctrinal radical and does not intend to upend the catechism (the official collection of Catholic doctrine) On the other hand if one sees change as a reorientation of Catholicism toward the political center the geographical and existential peripheries and the heart of the gospel then its possible Francis will leave an imprint on the Church that will outlive his own reign however long or short it turns out to be Francis has moved aggressively to shuffle personnel in key positions He has moved toward greater internationalization (dethroning Italians as the Vaticans financial power brokers) and chosen moderates as opposed to traditionalist hard-liners He has also started to appoint bishops around the world who share his views notably the new archbishop of Chicago Blase Cupich Francis has acted with equal vigor on the legislative front decreeing among other things a sweeping overhaul of the Vaticans financial operation in the direction of greater transparency and accountability and issuing a series of new laws that make it virtually impossible for any future pope to return to the status quo ante The Francis revolution is being felt at the level of in-the-trenches application of doctrine rather than the doctrine itself The pope is trying to encourage the most generous merciful and flexible application possible making it clear that his Church wants to include rather than exclude and sees people living in less-than-ideal ways as souls on the path to redemption rather than enemies who need to be excoriated While the tension between rigor and acceptance is a constant in Catholic lifeand no pope can fully alter the balancetheres no question that in a remarkably short time Francis has emboldened those who accent tolerance and discouraged those who want to battle with the outside world To what extent that new approach endures depends on a host of variables For one thing it may hinge on how long Francis is able to keep going at his current pace and to what extent hes able to curb his tendency to overextend himself It may also depend on whether he imposes a term limit on himself following the example of Benedict XVI and resigning from the papacy in order to make way for a new approach It depends too on which side of his soul prevails: the go-it-alone pontiff who believes he was elected to lead or the pope committed to decentralization who is reluctant to overrule a body of bishops that is not always eager to follow him It also depends on whether he continues to amass political capital or whether his papacy is blindsided by an unforeseen scandal or crisis Perhaps most fundamentally the shelf life of Franciss imprint will depend on how ready Catholics at the grass roots around the world are to embrace it and carry it forward even when Francis himself is off the scene The key point to understanding Francis is this: beneath his humble simple exterior lies the mind of a brilliant Jesuit politician Francis is spontaneous and often unscripted but hes never naive Behind his seemingly impulsive and extemporaneous flourishes is a clear conception of where he wants to go and how to get there His supporters believe hell do whatever it takes to ensure that his vision for Catholicism is more than a beguiling but largely unrealized dream Yet its worth recalling that not every pope with a game-changing dream succeeds in transforming the Church *** There are really only five ways a pope can institutionalize change in the Catholic Church not just for the duration of his papacy but to reorient it in a decisive way for years to come First he can summon an ecumenical council as Pope John XXIII did on Jan 25 1959 when he announced Vatican II Second he can appoint bishops who share his vision and who will translate it into practice in dioceses and parishes around the world Third he can change the law of the Church to make his way of doing things not merely a pious example but a binding requirement Fourth he can issue teachings that set the Church on a new path And finally he can create new structures in the Church as a permanent expression of a particular priority Franciss mission is likely to come to fruition through the bishops he appoints the laws he issues and the structures he creates The Catholic system is such that the bishop is the closest thing left on the planet to a feudal lord The Code of Canon Law makes the bishop the supreme authority in his diocese and although bishops are ultimately subject to the authority of the pope in reality its impossible for Rome to exercise close supervision over the thousands of prelates around the world Even when the Church tries to impose checks and balances those limits are often more nominal than real For example Church law requires that a bishop have the approval of a diocesan finance council for certain types of expenditures but it also allows the bishop to appoint the members of that council If a bishop is so inclined he can just pick people likely to rubber-stamp whatever he wants to do *** A pope can fire a bishop if he has a serious complaint about his performance either by directly removing him from office or by informing him that his resignation is expected Francis has already removed German bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van-Elst (the so-called "bling bishop") from the diocese of Limburg in the wake of an overspending scandal Considering the number of bishops in the world however such interventions remain rare Everything about the culture of the Catholic Church assigns the benefit of the doubt to a bishop and for the most part bishops have the power to govern their diocese as they see fit Bishops dont have to stand for reelection so they stay in their jobs until they either reach the retirement age of 75 or are sent to a different bishopric But even when that happens Catholic theology holds that "once a bishop always a bishop" and in those relatively rare cases when a pope ships a bishop off to a lesser assignment or forces him to resign prematurely he remains a member of the College of Bishops with all its rights and privileges As a result bishops can carry forward a particular popes agenda well after that pope is off the scene In the 1970s Pope Paul VI appointed a series of bishops known for reforming attitudes and a strong concern for social justice an outlook that in the US was most associated with Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago Those "Bernardin bishops" are still a force in the US bishops conference today more than 35 years after the death of Paul VI *** Pope Francis is hands-on with regard to most aspects of governance and as a veteran churchman he knows how important the selection of bishops is in moving the Church in his direction Francis laid out in black and white the sort of bishop he prefers in a June 2013 speech to his nuncios He said that the first criterion for candidates is that they must be "pastors close to the people" In the most celebrated phrase of the speech Francis insisted that bishops must not have "the psychology of a prince" Francis told the nuncios that if a priest seems to want to become a bishop thats a strong indicator that he probably shouldnt get the job Its still too early to assess how successful Francis will be in finding men to lead the Church who fit this profile As Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said in a 2014 interview "Lets face it were still in April of the baseball season with this pope" suggesting that theres no real point in checking the standings so early Whats clear is that Francis takes the task seriously For the most important choices around the world Francis gets personally involved In the US, and it has long been a symbol for deeper 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