Kolkata: A rare arterial switch surgery has given a fresh lease of life to a month-old baby who was brought to a city hospital from Jharkhand’s Dhanbad. The patient was in critical condition when his family members brought him to the private hospital in Kolkata. The 38-day-old boy was taken to a local doctor who told the family members that there was nothing seriously wrong with the patient. However, as his condition deteriorated, the family members decided to shift the baby to Kolkata. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaThe baby was severely dehydrated when taken to the hospital. He was admitted to the hospital under Dr Subhendu Mandal. After primary investigation, Dr Mandal and his team put the baby under ventilation. Soon, he started the baby with prostaglandin infusion to stabilise his condition. The baby was diagnosed with transposition of great arteries with small patent ductus arteriosus. The doctors performed the arterial switch procedure on the patient, to correct transposition of the great arteries. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersDr Mandal along with Dr Manoj Daga carried out a detailed assessment on the child’s condition with multiple tests, both cardiac and non-cardiac and took all precautionary measures needed. An accurate anatomical diagnosis was done by echocardiography to get a clear picture of his condition. A thorough screening of comorbidity factors like infection, poor nutrition, deranged liver and kidney function and abnormal neurological condition helped Dr Mandal to take the correct medical decision. This was an extremely critical case for the doctors as the mother had lost her babies in two previous occasions. Dr Mandal, senior consultant, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, who carried out the operation, said: “Such a rare defect happens to 1 in 3,300 newborn infants. Success rate in these cases is less. In the Western world, we have only 3% mortality, while developing world stands at 15%. It was a difficult decision for us to carry out the operation. We went ahead and successfully switched the great arteries to their natural position and transferred the coronary artery without any damage during the 190 minutes long procedure and cross clamp time of total 85mins.”
HUMBOLDT, Sask. – The Humboldt Broncos hockey club says a team will be ready to hit the ice in time for the 2018-19 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League season.The club said in a news release Friday that it’s recruiting a head coach and general manager to replace Darcy Haugan.Haugan was one of 16 people killed April 6 when the team’s bus and a semi-trailer collided in rural Saskatchewan. Thirteen players were injured.“Darcy Haugan was selfless, inspirational and motivating, building up his players to be great ambassadors and role models both on the ice and in the community,” said team president Kevin Garinger.“He took our team to new heights. It will be incredibly difficult to find someone that can rise to his standards.”As the team recruits the next coach, 80 prospective players will be asked to an invite-only camp from May 25 to May 27 in Saskatoon. It’s not clear whether any of the injured players will return to the team for the upcoming season.The Broncos said season tickets will also go on sale soon.Anticipating high demand, team officials will make every effort to ensure current season-ticket holders get first right of refusal on their seats.The world rallied around the team following the crash. More than $15 million was raised in a GoFundMe campaign for the survivors and the families of those killed.People also showed support for the Broncos by putting hockey sticks on porches, wearing jerseys and memorial ribbons, and holding other fundraisers.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version spelled Darcy Haugan’s last name incorrectly.
Mumbai: Venture capital/private equity investments doubled in March to $7 billion on an annualised basis, boosted by a spurt in large transactions, says a report. Exits during the month were 34 percent lower at $465 million involving 13 transactions, a report by consultancy firm EY said Thursday. March was the best month ever for private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC ) investments, it said, adding that the $7-billion mark in the month was more than Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscaldouble of $3 billion in the previous year and over 30 percent higher than the previous high of $5.4 billion clocked in August 2017. Thirteen large deals of $100 million-plus adding up to $6 billion helped boost the numbers, and Brookfields $1.9 billion buyout of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL’s) East-West Pipeline was the largest deal during the month. On the back of a busy March, the March quarter has emerged as the best ever quarter for private equity/ venture capital investments, with investments worth $11.4 billion, up 37 percent over the same period a year ago. The month also recorded highest monthly value and number of buyout deals, aggregating at $2.8 billion across seven deals. Private investment in public equity investments rose to $1.9 billion, but massivley down from $3 billion a year ago. From a fund raising perspective, the firepower plunged to a low $40 million in March from $1.1 billion a year ago.
The High-Level Panel – which is to advise on the organizational and operational aspects of the planned “Technology Bank and Science, Technology and Innovation Supporting Mechanism” – will be chaired by Rwanda’s Romain Murenzi, currently Executive Director of the World Academy of Sciences in Trieste, Italy, and includes five women and five men from LDCs and their development partners from the Global North and South. Other panel members include, Mohamed Hassan of Sudan, Bruce Lehman of the United States, Tebello Nyokong of South Africa, Dorte Olesen of Denmark, Posh Raj Pandey of Nepal, Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis of Haiti, Firdausi Qadri of Bangladesh, Fang Xin of China, Hakan Karatas of Turkey, and the UN Under Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, Gyan Chandra Acharya.“The Secretary-General has asked the High-Level Panel to prepare practical recommendations on this important matter, which can provide a strong impetus to accelerating structural transformation and sustainable development of the LDCs,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a note to correspondents. Constituted in response to a request to the Secretary-General by the UN General Assembly, during its 68th session, the Panel was established “to examine the scope and functions of the proposed Technology Bank, its organizational aspects and its institutional linkages with the UN,” the spokesperson added. The Panel will hold its first meeting in February 2015 and is expected to submit its report to the Secretary- General during the summer of next year.
← Previous Story Bundesliga (Round 12): RN Lowen with hard-fought win keep table lead Next Story → POLL: Who deserved “wild card” for Qatar 2015? ASOBALgudjon sigurdssonKiril LazarovVictor Tomas Barcelona had a very easy job in what was supposed to be the derby of Round 9, as the second best team in the ASOBAL faced the best one. However, the Catalan side already from the beginning showed that they won’t have any trouble in Rioja as they had 7-0 lead in the first 7 minutes, and they took the first half with 19:10. The rest of the match was just formality, and the Pascual side in the end celebrated 34:23 victory. Victor Tomas with 7 was the best scorer for Barca, while Lazarov and Sigurdsson contributed 6 goals each.ASOBAL: Granollers 31:27 BM Cangas, La Rioja 23:34 FC Barcelona, Ademar 36:29 Genil, Guadalajara 26:20 Cuenca, Villa de Aranda 32:29 BM Huesca, Gijon 22:28 Puerto Sagunto, Zamora 25:33 Benidorm
Just the other day we wrote about the iCade device that turns your iphone or ipod into a game pad. Chris Jorgensen and Andi Greisel decided the iCade didn’t work well enough for them, so they started a Kickstarter to fund their alternative solution.Inspired by the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), the GameDock is a dock for your iPhone, iPod, or iPad which connects to your TV and comes with one controller that plugs into the dock. You can then use the TV as a monitor and play all your favourite games the classic way. As well as offering up mobile games on a big screen, the dock doubles as a charger for your iPhone.Over 100 games are already supported and you can play either single player or two player with the addition of a second classic controller. A HDMI connection makes hooking this up to a large TV a breeze.The project needs $50,000 in order to buy the required materials in bulk and make the hardware affordable to manufacture and offer at a reasonable retail price. The software is updatable and the hardware uses Bluetooth to link to the phone.The dock comes with a built in app which acts as a dashboard to select what game you want to play, meaning you don’t have to move off the couch and interact with your phone directly. Even if you don’t have a TV to hook up to, you can still use the GameDock with the iPhone or iPad as the display.It’s a neat idea and seems like it could work really well. However, if you want one you’ll have to pledge at least $150, which is more than double what the iCade costs. It’s a lot to fork out for something that just means you can play your App Store games on the TV. For that price, I’d personally rather buy a Nintendo DS or put the cash towards a PS Vita.More at Kickstarter
Some US Republicans side with Democrats to block Trump declaring a border emergency Trump tweeted “VETO” this evening in response to the vote. Image: J. Scott Applewhite Thursday 14 Mar 2019, 7:31 PM The Capitol building in Washington. Image: J. Scott Applewhite 27 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/4542962 By AFP THE US SENATE has delivered a strong rebuke of President Donald Trump as several Republicans joined opposition Democrats in voting to terminate his declared emergency on the southern border.A dozen Republicans supported ending Trump’s declared emergency.The president had hoped that it would provide him cover to secure alternative government funding for his protective wall on the US-Mexico border which had been denied to him by Congress.But opponents warned that Trump’s move smacked of executive overreach, and insisted a vote to curtail his authority would preserve the constitutionally mandated separation of powers in Washington.Trump tweeted “VETO” this evening in response to the vote. Trump said the move declaring the emergency allowed him to skirt Congress and repurpose billions of dollars in other government funds, including money that was earmarked to build or renovate military facilities.But Democrats and some Republicans strongly resisted the move.They argued that Congress is constitutionally appointed to control the government’s purse strings – and declaring an emergency to seize more money is a blatant abuse of executive authority.Republicans control the Senate, 53 to 47, 12 today supported the resolution of disapproval, giving Democrats the numbers they needed to get it through.Senator Mitt Romney, a former Republican presidential candidate who supported the measure, said it was “a vote for the constitution and for the balance of power that is at its core”.A group of Republicans sought to limit defections by cutting a deal yesterday with Trump to limit his powers on emergency declarations, but the president refused.Earlier today, he acknowledged that “I’ll probably have to veto” the legislation, the first such executive blockage of legislation in his presidency.But he is likely to get his way nonetheless, at least for now, before the issue gets taken up by the courts, as Democrats will not have enough votes to override the veto.“It won’t be overturned and the legal scholars say it’s totally constitutional,” Trump said.“It is, pure and simple, a vote for border security,” he said earlier.© AFP 2019 With reporting from Cormac Fitzgerald The Capitol building in Washington. 13,651 Views Short URL Share1 Tweet Email Mar 14th 2019, 7:31 PM
Semaine nationale du rein : dépistages gratuits et anonymes pour les FrançaisFrance – A l’occasion de la Semaine nationale du rein, la Fédération nationale d’aide aux insuffisants rénaux ou FNAIR propose aux Français de se faire dépister gratuitement et anonymement.La Semaine nationale du rein se déroulera du samedi 2 au dimanche 10 octobre. Elle a pour but de sensibiliser la population aux maladies rénales, trop souvent ignorées ou découvertes trop tard. Ainsi, une nouvelle fois, la FNAIR propose aux Français de bénéficier d’un dépistage anonyme et gratuit, soit en se rendant sans rendez-vous en clinique ou hôpital pour un test urinaire, soit en réalisant une analyse sanguine dans l’un des 500 laboratoires partenaires.Cette année, la FNAIR a choisi d’orienter sa campagne de sensibilisation vers les populations dites précaires. Et Relaxnews de préciser qu’en 2009, plus de 15.000 personnes s’étaient fait dépister pour 10% de retours positifs. Le 1 octobre 2010 à 12:09 • Emmanuel Perrin
Apple : Tim Cook donne 100 millions de dollars aux oeuvres caritativesTim Cook a décidé de briser le mystère entourant les dons d’Apple pour les œuvres caritatives.Tim Cook, le PDG d’Apple semble vouloir changer l’image d’Apple. Ce dernier, remplaçant du défunt Steve Jobs, ne tait plus les fonds reversés par l’entreprise de Cupertino à des œuvres caritatives. Selon le site The Verge, le successeur de Steve Jobs, Tim Cook, communique désormais sur la responsabilité sociétale de son entreprise. M. Cook a déclaré la semaine dernière qu’Apple avait versé 50 millions de dollars (38 millions d’euros) à l’hôpital de Stanford pour permettre la construction d’un nouveau bâtiment principal et d’un hôpital pour enfants. La firme à la Pomme a par ailleurs fait don de la même somme de 50 millions de dollars pour permettre la lutte contre le virus VIH, dans le cadre du Project Red. Apple a donné cette somme à une fondation créée par le chanteur du groupe U2, Bono, par ailleurs ami de Steve Jobs.Il semblerait que même si Steve Jobs ne communiquait pas à ce sujet, son successeur ait décidé de doubler le montant des dons des employés d’Apple. Le 5 février 2012 à 12:00 • Emmanuel Perrin
Former Republic of Ireland manager clashed many times with RTÉ football correspondent Tony O’Donoghue while he was in charge of the national teamManager Martin O’Neill coached the Republic of Ireland from 2013 until today.He tried to deliver results in five years, failing to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.The only upside was he took Ireland to a victory against world champions Germany in 2016.But after his departure, RTÉ football correspondent Tony O’Donoghue talked about how he was too sensitive.Report: Former Liverpool striker Heskey reveals all George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey reveals all in his new book.In Heskey’s new book “Even Heskey Scored,” serialised in the Guardian, the player talks,…“He’s a man who is sensitive to criticism and that’s just not to me or to RTE, but I mean, recently we haven’t had the live rights and I’ve seen him take offense to other reporters as well,” O’Donoghue said.“Right back through his career, when he was a player with Nottingham Forest, people would write letters to the local newspaper and he would take note of them and at the end of a good season with Nottingham Forest, he would write back to them.”“So he bears grudges and did not enjoy or take criticism, I suppose none of us take criticism lightly,” he added.“Again, that’s another reason he was determined, I would say, to stay on and improve or leave a better legacy in his wake as Republic of Ireland manager.”
SKYCITY Entertainment Group has signed a construction agreement with Hansen Yuncken for the AU$330 million redevelopment and expansion of Australia’s Adelaide Casino.The agreement with the leading building contractor covers a 27-month construction period from the date of commencement and includes incentives for the project to be completed on time. RelatedPosts SkyCity offloads Auckland carpark concession for NZ$220 million SkyCity sees 900 New Zealand casino workers strike for second straight weekend In a filing with the Australian Securities Exchange, SKYCITY said that 90% of construction costs were fixed as part of the contract with the remaining 10% represented by provisional sums, such as fit-out and FF&E, within SKYCITY’s control. Main construction work is set to begin before the end of the year with completion expected in the first half of 2021.The expanded Adelaide Casino will include a 123 room all-suite boutique hotel, restaurants, bars and cafés, function space for 750 people, a 1,500 space car park and improved back-of-house facilities. Load More Bad luck can’t stop SKYCITY from upward surge in FY19
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More than 300 Catholic priests in Pennsylvania are implicated in the report What happened?The 900 page report, released on Tuesday 15 August, implicated at least 300 so-called ‘predator priests’. These priests committed ‘criminal and/or morally reprehensible conduct.’One priest in the Diocese of Erie admitted to assaulting at least a dozen boys. He was later thanked by the bishop for ‘all that you have done for God’s people.’Another priest in Harrisburg abused five sisters in a single family. A third in Greensburg impregnated at 17-year-old, married her, and divorced her just months later.According to NPR, the grand jury reviewed half a million pages of internal church documents and ‘secret archives’ available only to bishops. Credible accounts were found by more than 1,000 victims.The findings date back at least 80 years. ‘It detailed how fellow clergy members conducted shoddy investigations into sexual abuse allegations and how bishops often sided with abusive priests,’ NPR reports.‘Despite some institutional reform, individual leaders of the church have largely escaped public accountability. Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all,’ the report states. A long-awaited grand jury investigation found evidence of decades of sexual abuse cover-ups among six of the eight Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘For decades. Monsignors, auxiliary bishops, bishops, archbishops, cardinals have mostly been protected; many, including some named in this report, have been promoted. Until that changes, we think it is too early to close the book on the Catholic Church sex scandal.’The report counted 41 ‘predator priests’ in Erie, 37 in Allentown, 20 in Greensburg, 45 in Harrisburg, 99 in Pittsburgh, and 59 in Scranton.‘The pattern was abuse, deny and cover up,’ said state Attorney General Josh Shapiro during a press conference.What’s next?As part of this report, the grand jury made a series of recommendations. One such recommendation is to eliminate the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse. It also suggested a ‘civil window’ law, which would allow victims two years to file civil charges retroactively.‘We saw these victims; they are marked for life. Many of them wind up addicted, or impaired, or dead before their time,’ the grand jury wrote.Anything else?This report comes just a couple months after a priest from Allentown was removed following a lawsuit claiming he had sexually abused a teen boy.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- Read Pope Francis’ letter on sexual abuse: ‘We abandoned the little ones’Pope recognises LGBT for first time, but is it repentance?Priest in gay sex video scandal goes into hidingRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/predator-priests-pennsylvania/
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News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more February 16, 2016 — Clear Guide Medical has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its computed tomography (CT)-ultrasound fusion and image guidance system, the Clear Guide Scenergy. The device helps interventional radiologists and surgeons perform minimally invasive biopsies and other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures through an intelligently integrated display of fused ultrasound and CT images. The system is sold as an accessory to most ultrasound machines.Working in collaboration with partner hospitals, Scenergy was developed in response to a clear need for simpler multimodality imaging using ultrasound while minimizing the number of CTs and time spent in the CT suite. By showing the clarity of CT with the real-time visualization of ultrasound, users experience the benefits of both modalities simultaneously. Procedure duration will drop with Scenergy’s fully automated registration process. Best of all, Scenergy does not require special needles or new imaging equipment, preserving the customary workflow and maximizing the productivity of existing capital equipment.Clear Guide Medical designed the device to address the myriad challenges associated with working with CT and ultrasound images simultaneously. Current fusion systems require long and complex registration processes. Scenergy eliminates this step through automated registration and system fusion, which is continuously updated throughout the procedure. The time required for registration drops to seconds. Moreover, clinical recommendations to reduce CT radiation doses heighten the importance of good ultrasound visualization. With CT precisely overlaid on the ultrasound plane, deep and challenging lesions can be visualized and targeted efficiently.”The ability to see my target lesion clearly before, during and after a procedure means procedures can be reliably performed in ultrasound with real-time imaging, freeing up the CT suite for diagnostic imaging and mitigating exposure to ionizing radiation for the patient and staff,” said Joseph Fonte, M.D., of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. “This is a game-changer.”The intuitive instrument navigation overlays the path of standard instruments on the imaging. The ability to lock in a target, then realign the probe from a different angle and find that target with precision can be helpful in a number of situations.The Scenergy is not yet available for sale outside the United States. Clear Guide Medical is currently pursuing other international clearances for clinical use. A research system was already installed in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Interventional Oncology.For more information: www.clearguidemedical.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Technology | Fusion Imaging Software | February 16, 2016 Clear Guide Medical Wins FDA Clearance for Scenergy Ultrasound-CT Fusion System Clinical device provides real-time fusion for interventional procedures on existing ultrasound machines News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Related Content 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. 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Thai Airways has reported a 147.5 percent loss in profit before income tax for the full year last year compared to 2010, citing uncontrollable factors for the loss.The company’s executive vice president of financial and accounting Wasukarn Visansawatdi explained the drop from 16.657 million baht to a 7.917 million baht was a result of “external factors”.Among the issues responsible for the decline according to the VP of accounting are the rising cost of fuel, EU economic crisis, Japan’s quake and Bangkok’s flooding late last year.Wasukarn Visansawatdi added to deal with the rising cost, the carrier promptly adjusted its flights and schedules to cope with the change.“THAI closely monitored fuel price and made necessary adjustments to the level of fuel surcharge to cover the jump in fuel cost but with fierce market competition, THAI was not able to sufficiently adjust fuel surcharge to cover the jump in fuel cost increase which adversely impacted THAI’s overall profitability for 2011.”Despite the loss, the carriers total revenues increased by 5.5 percent from 184,270 million baht to 194,342 million baht.Meanwhile traffic decline by two percent from the year compared to the prior year while the number of passengers carried increased by 1.2 percent from 341 million to 355 million. Thai Airways tail logo Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
Lighting The Sails. Songlines. Artwork by Karla D.Australia’s ancient Songlines will weave across the sails of the Sydney Opera House from 6pm on 27 May as part of the first Indigenous Lighting the Sails at Vivid Sydney, in a spectacular animation co-curated by Destination NSW and the Sydney Opera House.Songlines is inspired by the ancient dreaming tracks that weave across the landscape and skies, featuring the work of six renowned Indigenous artists: Karla Dickens, Djon Mundine OAM, Reko Rennie, Gabriella Possum, Donny Woolagoodja and the late Gulumbu Yunipingu.Songlines Director and Sydney Opera House Head of Indigenous Programming Rhoda Roberts says: “The songlines have been connecting Australian Aboriginal people for thousands of years. Songlines is a monumental work and an unprecedented opportunity for people around the world to really connect with the culture of Australia’s First People and glimpse the old trade routes that connected us all to country.“The songlines are a living map and an archive of our culture. These pieces of art bring an entirely new look to the Opera House – steeped in tradition but so contemporary and relevant today. I simply cannot wait to see it unveiled during Vivid Sydney.”Vivid Sydney Creative Director Ignatius Jones says: “It is an honour to have these artists sharing such a profound cultural story of Australia’s Aboriginal people through Songlines at Vivid Sydney.“Each year Vivid Sydney showcases art and innovation, and cutting-edge animation has been utilised to bring the Songlines projection to life. By placing Songlines on our most significant cultural icon, we put Indigenous art at the heart of Australian culture and showcase this amazing story to visitors across the world.”The music accompanying Songlines is composed and designed by Rhoda Roberts and Damien Robinson, the creative force behind Sydney’s Wicked Beat Sound System and features songmenDjakapurra Munyarryun and Cecil McLeod. The music explores the themes of salt water, fresh water, sky, wind and the desert.That has a particular resonance on Bennelong Point, known to the Gadigal for thousands of years as Tubowgule, which means where the knowledge waters meet. Songlines honours Tubowgule’s rich history as a gathering place for community, ceremony, songs, storytelling and celebration.Contemporary Indigenous visual artists from across the country interpret the songlines through distinctive symbols, patterning and imagery representative of the stories of their clans and groups. Songlines has been animated for the Opera House sails by award-winning studio Artists In Motion. A tapestry of moving images tracing the songlines from the east, across the centre, to the north and to the west of the country will be projected in a breathtaking display.Charged with being a meeting place for matters of local, national and international significance, the Sydney Opera House continues the traditions of its site on Bennelong Point through a year-round program celebrating the richness of First Nations culture through dance, music and talks events.Songlines will run each night from 6pm to 11pm from 27 May to 18 June. Vivid LIVE, the Sydney Opera House’s annual contemporary music takeover, runs from 27 May to 13 June. Vivid Sydney 2016Source = Destination NSW
Conservationist group BirdLife Cyprus voiced outrage on Tuesday and accused the authorities of going ahead with the development of the huge casino resort at Zakaki without proper environmental impact assessments in a frantic development race in the name of profit and at the expense of protected areas and species.In a statement released on Tuesday, BirdLife said the lack of proper assessments went against EU and Cypriot laws.“The Akrotiri Peninsula is a unique wetland and is home to many wonderful birds, plants and habitats protected under national and European laws,” BirdLife said. “While media coverage has very much focused on the economic and job creation benefits of this touristic development, very little has been said about the environmental impacts of this huge project on the peninsula and its wildlife. These have, sadly, been brushed away, in the name of profit.”Circled area shows where the casino will be locatedThe NGO said the project is located next to the most important wetland in Cyprus, the Akrotiri Salt Lake, and also within an area that has been recognized as an Important Bird Area (IBA) and which should, therefore, have been protected as a Natura 2000 site for its outstanding importance for the Red-footed Falcon.The falcon, whose population is in decline, visits Cyprus every spring and autumn and uses the area to roost and feed during migration.“A project of this size will lead to the loss of valuable habitat not only for the Red-footed Falcon but for also many other species, such as the Eleonora’s Falcon, with possibly irreversible consequences.”Despite the laying of the foundation stone being set for Friday, the environmental impact assessment has not yet been completed and there was no sign of the extra, appropriate assessment called for when developments loom close to Natura 2000 sites, which the Akrotiri Peninsula is.“Shockingly, the consultants that undertook the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study on behalf of the casino development company are ignoring and denying the presence of the two falcon species in the area,” BirdLife said. “Even worse, their study concludes that ‘there would be no adverse impact, that the self-contained resort would be built within an urban zoning area and that the part in dispute did not have protected wildlife’.”Red-footed Falcon by Albert StoeckerBirdLife rejected the claims, saying that the EIA was “insufficient and of low quality” on multiple issues: impact on protected bird species, bird monitoring surveys, assessment of cumulative effects, loss of very good irrigated agricultural land; “One can only question the credibility and robustness of this EIA study when it concludes that this massive casino project, built next to the Akrotiri wetland, will not have any adverse impacts on the environment”The organisation said it was not against development as long as proper EIAs were undertaken and there were no serious impacts on the environment.“Sadly, over the last few months, we have been witnessing development ‘popping up’ and illegal activities taking place in a number of protected areas, while environmental assessment procedures are either ‘fast-tracked’ or bypassed in favour of short-term economic growth.” You May LikeMy Food and FamilyQuick and Easy Monday Night Dinner: Thai Drunken NoodlesMy Food and FamilyUndoBeach RaiderHeartwarming Moments Of Shelter Dogs And People Meeting For The First TimeBeach RaiderUndoConstative.comThese Celebrity Doppelgangers Will Have You Seeing DoubleConstative.comUndo Films and food at RialtoUndoWidowers threaten legal action over pensionsUndoLED-lighting the way by 2020Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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