Rotator cuff problems

first_imgFeeling pain in your shoulder when you lift your arm over your head may mean you have a have a problem with your rotator cuff.So, what causes rotator cuff problems? The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that attach to the bones of your shoulder joint. The group allows your shoulder to move and keeps it stable. Pain in your rotator cuff area usually means you have rotator cuff tendinitis, or inflammation of these tendons and inflammation of the bursa, (smooth slippery sacs the tendons glide across); or a rotator cuff tear, when one the tendons is torn from overuse or injury.Rotator cuff tendinitis may be due to keeping your arm in the same position for long periods of time, such as doing computer work or hairstyling. Sleeping on the same arm each night can also cause this problem. You can also get tendinitis playing sports that require you to move your arm over your head repeatedly, such as in tennis, baseball (especially pitching), swimming, and weight-lifting.Rotator cuff tears may happen if you fall on your arm while it is stretched out, or after a sudden, jerking motion when trying to lift something heavy. Chronic tears occur slowly over time, particularly in people who have chronic tendinitis. At some point, the tendon wears down and starts to tear.If you have tendinitis, youll have pain when you lift your arm over your head, such as when you brush your hair and reach for objects on shelves. The pain may be mild at first, but over time you may have pain at rest or at night, especially when you lie on your shoulder.advertisementThe pain of a sudden rotator cuff tear can be intense. Your shoulder may be weak, and you may hear a snapping sound when you move your shoulder. Chronic symptoms include a gradual worsening of pain, weakness, stiffness or loss of motion. Most people with rotator cuff tears have worse pain at night and when they wake up.To treat your rotator cuff problem, your doctor will check your shoulder for tenderness and lift your arm to see in which position you have pain. X-rays may show a bone spur (a bony projection). If your doctor thinks you have a tear, you may have an ultrasound or MRI.Treatment for rotator cuff tendinitis involves resting your shoulder and avoiding the activities that cause you pain. You can also try applying ice packs 20 minutes at a time, 3 or 4 times a day. Medicines like ibuprofen may help reduce swelling and inflammation. Eventually, you should start physical therapy to learn to stretch and strengthen the muscles of your shoulder. Surgery can remove inflamed tissue and part of the bone that lies over the rotator cuff, which may help relieve the pressure on your tendons.Someone with a partial rotator cuff tear can try rest and exercise, if they dont normally put a lot of demand on their shoulder. But if theres a complete tear, or if the symptoms dont improve with therapy, you may need surgery to repair the tendon.But with rest or exercise, symptoms of most shoulder problems often improve or go away, though it may take months.Review Date:11/23/2011Reviewed By:Alan Greene, MD, Author and Practicing Pediatrician; also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more

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DavidsTea director Roland Walton resigns from board

first_imgMONTREAL – DavidsTea Inc. says Roland Walton has resigned as a director.Walton was elected to the company’s board of directors last month as part of a group of dissident nominees that replaced the existing board.He is a former president of Tim Hortons Canada.DavidsTea co-founder Herschel Segal led the shareholder revolt to replace the board at the company’s annual meeting in June.The fight also resulted in the resignation of chief executive Joel Silver and saw Segal become executive chairman and interim CEO.Segal has pledged that the chain of tea shops will become profitable within a year and focus on its Canadian roots.“We thank Roland Walton for his contribution, particularly in the period leading up to the recent annual meeting of shareholders, and wish him the very best,” Segal said in a statement.last_img read more

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Greater Toronto Area realtors can now publish home sales data on their

first_imgTORONTO – The Supreme Court of Canada’s refusal to hear an appeal from the country’s largest real estate board enables its member real estate agents to publish home sales data on their websites, setting a precedent that could usher in a new era of transparency for home buyers and sellers nationwide, industry experts said Thursday.Canada’s top court announced Thursday it has dismissed the application from the Toronto Real Estate Board, which represents more than 50,000 Ontario agents, ending a years-long battle.The fight centred around a 2011 application from the Competition Bureau, a federal watchdog designed to protect consumers by investigating business policies and mergers, challenging the Toronto Real Estate Board’s policy preventing the publication of such information on password-protected websites, arguing the policy restricts competition and digital innovation.TREB fought back claiming the publication of such data was a privacy and copyright concern, but the Competition Tribunal and later the Federal Court of Appeal sided with the bureau instead, so TREB took its battle to the Supreme Court.The top court’s refusal to hear the case is significant because it was likely TREB’s last chance to prevent the publication of the data. It is a sign of hope for realtors in regions across the country who want to open up data to their clients, real estate experts said.“A lot of these local real estate boards were waiting to see what happened with this decision,” said John Andrew, a real estate professor at Queen’s University.“That’s going to spread to others boards across Canada. They are no longer going to try to resist this kind of demand from their own members who would like to release this kind of information and other kinds.”He’s anticipating a flood of realtors will race to post data in 60 days when required under the Competition Tribunal’s order. That will allow buyers and sellers to more easily educate themselves on how to price homes and negotiate, keeping them from relying on agents to send them sales information.However, Andrew doesn’t think that giving the public an easier route to finding out what homes sold for will jeopardize the livelihood of realtors or significantly change the market.Christopher Alexander, the executive vice-president and regional director of RE/MAX Integra’s Ontario-Atlantic business, agreed.Both said they don’t believe the decision will be an industry killer based on their observations of the United States housing market, where real estate agents remained in demand even after a similar case enabled consumers to access enhanced information for the last 13 years.“Good, experienced realtors are a lot more valuable than having sold information,” said Alexander.Those currently seeking sold information predominantly turn to real estate agents and brokers, who have access to the Multiple Listing Service database, where sales data is compiled when deals close. Others rely on online property value services like Teranet or local land registry offices, which charge a fee for the public to access sales data.The TREB case largely dealt with allowing publication of the data through virtual office websites (VOWs), which are password-protected and are usually open to a realtor’s clients or people who subscribe to their website.Now that publication will be allowed through those sites, Andrew believes the market will see a push for realtors and other companies to be able to publish the data online without using VOWs.Interim Competition Bureau commissioner Matthew Boswell refused to speculate on whether the country will see a new fight to allow publication outside of VOWs, but said he knows real estate boards across the country were watching the case.“This is their opportunity to look at their policies and procedures and make sure they are in compliance with the Competition Act, that they are not abusing their dominant position in their respective markets as TREB was found to have done in this case,” he told The Canadian Press.Boswell said he considered the Supreme Court’s choice not to hear the case as “a decisive victory for competition, innovation and for consumers.”TREB chief executive officer John DiMichele said he “respects the decision” and noted that the board will be studying “the required next steps to ensure such information will be protected in compliance with the tribunal order,” which he noted will come into effect in 60 days if it is not modified.The Canadian Real Estate Association, which represents 125,000 realtors across the country, was also reviewing the order to determine its potential impacts.Neither immediately said whether they were looking for a way to change the order.Follow @Tara_Deschamps on Twitter.last_img read more

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Book fair to encourage reading among youth

first_imgTo inculcate and encourage book reading habit amongst Delhi populace, Boi Mela (Book Fair) and Literary Function is back for its eighteenth edition. The event will be held from April 17 – 21, 2019 at Grih Kalyan Kendra, Peshwa Marg, New Delhi premises, as a step to fulfill the goal of reaching out to wider section of public for advancement of reading habits, culture, art, scientific outlook and education amongst population of Delhi and its adjacent (NCR) area. Renowned literary personality Selina Hossain of Bangladesh has consented to inaugurate the Mela and Banga Sanskriti Utsav. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainDuring five days of festival, renowned literary personalities from across the country will participate in various literary discussions. Also, Sajib Chattopadhay will grace the valedictory function. Boi Mela will focus not only on selling books to the public, but also interactions with industry professionals. The fair is a great place to meet buyers from every corner of the country. It is one of the largest free literary events in Delhi, presenting an array of national literary stars and emerging authors. It is basically the second largest Boi Mela outside West Bengal. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardMore than seventy book stalls will be allotted to publishers and book sellers from Kolkata, Bangladesh, Tripura and Delhi NCR. It is expected that the fair will be attended by more than 30,000 book lovers. Renowned publishing houses such as Niyogi Books, Deys Publishing, Ananda Publishers, Pulotsya publishers, Patra Bharati, Gangchill, and others will be catering to the literary thirst of Bengalis away from home. Various activities including Meet the Author, Seminars, Debate, On-the-spot drawing competition, Recitation competition, Storytelling competition, Book reading competition, and much more will be organised. Besides, students from eight Bangla schools of Delhi and one from Madanpur Khadar, Delhi, run by Bengal Association will be participating. To make this fair more attractive, various cultural programmes will be organised in the evening.last_img read more

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Air India offers ‘hefty discounts’ on last-minute bookings

first_imgMumbai: In a huge respite to passengers reeling under the impact of exorbitant fares since the grounding of Jet Airways, national carrier Air India Friday said it will sell last-minutes tickets at a “hefty discount”. Earlier, an airline official had said that it would offer a flat 50 percent discount on last-minute bookings. Air India has decided to sell the very last minutes inventory within three hours of departure at a “hefty discount,” the airline said in a statement, without quantifying the discount. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe decision was taken at a commercial review meeting of the airline at its headquarters on Friday, the airline statement added. Generally, customers are forced to shell out over 40 percent or more for the last-minute bookings over the average fares. However, in case of a demand-supply mismatch following the grounding of Jet Airways, the difference is much higher normally, an airline official said. Now the last-minute travelers, especially those travelling for urgencies, can book tickets at much cheaper level, the airline added. Tickets can be booked from its counters, on the website, on the mobile app, or through agents, the statement said.last_img read more

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Opinion Michigans resurgence a blessing for Ohio State college football

Then sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) carries the ball during a game against Michigan on Nov. 29 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-28. Credit: Lantern File PhotoSince the turn of the century, Michigan has been to five BCS Bowls. The Wolverines won two: a three-point victory in the Sugar Bowl over Virginia Tech in 2012 and a one-point victory over Alabama in the 2000 Orange Bowl. However, their Rose Bowl performances have been utter disappointments. Additionally, they have yet to participate in the Big Ten Championship Game.Since 1950, Michigan has captured one national championship; Ohio State has won seven.Since the turn of the century, Purdue’s four wins over OSU are more than Michigan’s three.Simply put, Michigan football has been marred in recent decades by coaching instability, poor quarterback play and an inability to win The Game.Having said this, the question as to the annual significance of the OSU-Michigan game must be raised. Seemingly, rivalries like the Auburn-Alabama, OSU-Michigan State, LSU-Alabama and Oregon-Stanford have overshadowed The Game due to recent dominance by the men in scarlet and gray. In fact, in most of our lifetimes, only one game between the two comes to mind as meaningful; a clash of the titans, per se. That one game, however, epitomizes the importance of The Game, as I can recall every little detail despite having been just a little 9-year-old Buckeye without a master’s degree in OSU fandom.The game of the centuryIt was a pleasant fall afternoon in Hudson, Ohio. Autumn leaves fell from high above as the sun departed from the clear blue sky. Inside our neighbor’s house, our family and friends reminisced over school systems, neighborhood drama and our crazy families. Meanwhile, two hours south down I-71, the same could not be stated. College GameDay set up shop on the OSU campus to promote the heavyweight title fight between the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the nation. When Lee Corso donned the Michigan helmet in front of thousands of Buckeyes, he was met with ruthless replies to the likes of, “Corso sucks!”Regardless, this game clearly had a special place in the rivalry’s history, as to this day it remains the only installment of The Game to ever kick off at 3:30 p.m. in ESPN/ABC’s primetime window. The town was buzzing. The hype was tremendous. Ohio Stadium was bursting with excitement. And the Big Ten was ready to put one of its two signature programs in the national championship game.Dubbed “The Game of the Century” as kickoff became imminent, conversation back in Hudson swayed to BCS projections, to quarterbacks Troy Smith vs. Chad Henne and to the duel between two coaching greats, Jim Tressel and Lloyd Carr. Finally, OSU won the coin toss, deferred to the second half, and Michigan prepared to receive the opening kickoff in what would go down as one of the greatest college football games not only in the OSU-Michigan rivalry, but of all time.After trading touchdowns on their opening possessions, both teams followed by exchanging punts. In the beginning of the second quarter, the Buckeyes took their first lead behind a Beanie Wells 52-yard touchdown run. Add on two Smith touchdown throws — one to Ted Ginn Jr. and the other to Anthony Gonzalez — offset by one Michigan touchdown, and OSU would take a two-touchdown lead into the second half.The ‘Shoe was hopping. The family room in which I watched the game was buzzing with excitement and anticipation. I realized that the Buckeyes were just two quarters of solid football from the national championship game.Unfortunately, no football game comes without adversity. OSU would learn that the hard way.In the blink of an eye, the Scarlet and Gray went three-and-out, conceded a touchdown and compounded the mistakes with a pivotal interception captured by Michigan defensive lineman Alan Branch.Great teams, however, overcome adversity and respond stronger.The Buckeyes proceeded to stymie the Michigan offense and held it to just a field goal, and they soon after responded with a touchdown of their own. All of a sudden it was a two-score game. All of a sudden the dream of two national championships in a four-year span was unfolding before my very eyes.After a couple of series of mistake-filled football, Michigan started the fourth quarter in the red zone, down 11. Running back Mike Hart scored two plays later, cutting the lead to just four. A Buckeye fumble followed, but Michigan could not capitalize.OSU would then not miss this opportunity to close the game out for good. An 11-play, 83-yard, season-defining drive ensued, punctuated by Brian Robiskie’s 13-yard touchdown grab.With just over five minutes remaining, it seemed as if OSU had its plane ticket to Glendale, Arizona, booked, but Michigan, once again, as great teams do, fought back.A clutch 11-play, 81-yard drive capped off by Tyler Ecker’s 16-yard touchdown reception and a two-point conversion brought the Wolverines to within three. An onside kick could reverse the course of college football history.But it wasn’t meant to be that day for the Maize and Blue. Ginn secured the onside kick, the victory and a date with Florida in the championship game.Pandemonium infiltrated the exit stairways of Ohio Stadium and followed students and alumni alike to the High Street bars and to drives up and down I-71 home. This was a classic OSU-Michigan game, magnificent in quality of play and implications. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same about many of the games played recently.A new eraEven with the advent of the College Football Playoff and the resurrection of the Wolverines, it is naive to expect every clash in the next decade to become a de facto qualifier for the Big Ten Championship Game, and thereby the playoff. It is way too early to elevate Jim Harbaugh vs. Urban Meyer to the status of Woody Hayes vs. Bo Schembechler and to associate any upcoming OSU-Michigan game with the great ones from the “10 year war.”However, with Michigan beginning to supplant itself as an annual contender, this rivalry that has seemingly lost a bit of its luster should and will revive its tension. And no college football fan can deny that an intriguing and relevant OSU-Michigan game is the greatest game on turf.I’m not asking for every Buckeye-Wolverine showdown to match the classic that was the 2006 clash; just every once in awhile it would be appreciated that the two of the most historic programs in college football provide a game that is worthy of the national spotlight it inevitably attracts.I’m not asking for every Buckeye-Wolverine clash to be a No. 1 vs. No. 2 clash of the titans. Sometimes, in fact, it adds to the rivalry when one team has the opportunity to undermine the rival’s playoff aspirations even amidst a disappointing season.But, thinking about the potential of the OSU-Michigan game turning into the must-see game every year is tantalizing. What if someday, the Buckeyes and Wolverines somehow met for the national championship? It’s definitely not impossible given the precedent the CFP committee has set on schedule strength, margin of victory and quality of loss.It would be tough to deny a one-loss OSU team that traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan, as the No. 2 team preparing to face undefeated and No. 1 Michigan. And this scenario is coming sooner rather than later, especially with the recruiting standards Meyer and Harbaugh are currently setting.Gone are the days of Michigan being worse than Purdue. Home are the days of Michigan being the archenemy it was destined to be. And I can’t wait. Nor can the world of college football. read more

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We need few changes Sarri

first_imgMaurizio Sarri needs one or two changes to have Chelsea playing in his own way, according to Goal.Sarri believes the team will be able to follow his footballing philosophy and style of play after a few changes have been made.The newly appointed Chelsea manager has revealed his excitement about the upcoming season and he can’t wait to go toe to toe with some of the best coaches in the game.Chelsea announced Sarri as manager on Saturday after former boss Antonio Conte was relieved of his duties on Friday.The 59-year-old has already signed Jorginho from former club Napoli as he looks to bolster his squad for the upcoming challenge.Chelsea are also believed to be closing in on the signing of Russian midfielder Aleksandr Golovin from CSKA Moscow.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I think we’re a good team, the problem is there are five to six good teams in the Premier League.” An excited Sarri told Chelsea TV.“With one or two adjustments, I think we’ll be able to play my kind of football.”Maurizio Sarri also spoke about current City boss Pep Guardiola who’s a keen admirer of the Italian gaffer.“Guardiola is a friend of mine, I’m grateful he has spoken of me in Night regard,” Sarri said.Sarri was also quick to praise new signing Jorginho who under his tutelage at Napoli became one of the very best passing midfielders in Europe.“He’s a very technical player, his mind is very quick as well,” said Sarri.last_img read more

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Rangers a different animal Former captain

first_imgFor Barry Ferguson, Steven Gerrard’s side are very good when at home and he hopes they can win while on the road soonRangers Football Club is currently sitting in the sixth position of the 2018-2019 Scottish Premier League standings with 14 points.The team has been able to win four times already, drawing twice and losing only two times.And while they have a good record at home, they haven’t been able to get an away victory.For former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson, the team is doing very good with his current manager.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“Rangers are a different animal under Steven Gerrard,” he told STV.“At home, the form has been excellent, it’s just the away form they to sort out.”“As soon as they get that first win, then they can start to mount a serious challenge. If they get the away form right, they can certainly challenge as it’s a different Rangers for me,” he added.“We have some quality players, it’s just finding a system that suits these guys, once he gets that we’ll do well.”“I was taken aback by there ambition, it shone through. It excites me, I miss coaching after being out of the game for 16 months. Hopefully, we’ll sort something out in the next 24-48 hours,” he concluded.last_img read more

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Allegri Humble Ronaldo has raised standards at Juventus

first_imgJuventus boss Massimiliano Allegri believes Cristiano Ronaldo deserves credit for their stunning start to the seasonThe Bianconeri have won all 10 of their opening games this term across all competitions and lead the Serie A by six points.An eighth successive league crown is the target with Ronaldo proving instrumental in Juventus’ run of results.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is in stunning form and has contributed towards five goals in the club’s last four games.But it’s not just his displays on the pitch that has left Allegri impressed with the Italian hailing Ronaldo’s influence on the team.“Cristiano is very calm and is working well,” said Allegri in a press conference in the club’s Twitter.“He’s been very humble and has brought even more focus and a sense of responsibility to the team.“Besides scoring goals, which he does best, he’s also great at providing assists.”Although Allegri cautioned his side into getting carried away with their recent run of results ahead of Juventus’ Serie A clash with 11th-placed Genoa on Saturday.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Everyone says we will win all of the league and Champions League matches from here to June, but it’s not like that,” he said.“Genoa will be a difficult game. At this moment, you need to return to the league with the right attitude because the game after the break is the most dangerous.“I told the boys, this is a moment when too much positivity lowers energy. We have to keep a low profile and concentrate on work.”Paulo Dybala is a doubt due to a knee injury from international duty with Argentina and captain Giorgio Chiellini will be rested.However, Douglas Costa is fit again after recovering from ankle and thigh injuries with Sami Khedira also expected to make his return to the squad.👍 pic.twitter.com/MRulQXg9va— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 18, 2018last_img read more

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Lille star Rafael Leao dismisses comparisons with Kylian Mbappe

first_img19-year-old forward Rafael Leao insists he still has a very long way to go before he can become an equal of the “accomplished” Kylian Mbappe.The Portugal U-21 international started out his playing career in his homeland at Sporting Lisbon, where he graduated into the senior team last year and managed two goals with an assist in five games.But a training ground incident last May saw several players and staff members attacked by around 50 fans, which led to Leao and several of his teammates terminating their contracts at Sporting.The U-17 European champion then sealed a free transfer to Lille OSC and has since made a great impression over in France with seven goals in 14 Ligue 1 appearances to help the club move up to second in the standings.Leao’s breakout campaign over in France has led to fans dubbing him the “Portuguese Mbappe”.However, while Leao regards the Paris Saint-Germain forward as a “source of inspiration” for him, the teenage star believes he hasn’t earned the right yet to be compared to Mbappe.“I try not to pay attention,” Leao told Le Parisien. “Mbappe is an accomplished player.“He has already shown everyone his potential and won several big titles. I still have everything to prove, many things to learn to become a great striker like him.“He is a source of inspiration, a model. But I’m not Mbappe. I have my own story and I am my own way.”Despite interest from Manchester City, Leao has no regrets of choosing to join Lille last summer due to being able to enjoy regular football.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…“For the young player that I am, it is important to chain the matches in order to progress,” said Leao.“What’s the use of being in a big club if I do not play?“I prefer to play in a team that gives me play time and allows me to grow.“When [Lille sporting director] Luis Campos called me to express his interest, I saw no reason to refuse. He told me about the project and introduced the team he was setting up.“But what pushed me to come here was especially the possibility of having play time.”🤙 @RafaeLeao7, c’est 7 buts dont 6 lors des 7 derniers matchs 🔥Le huitième dès dimanche 🆚 @MontpellierHSC ? 🧐 pic.twitter.com/wRlsQPMFK1— LOSC (@losclive) February 14, 2019last_img read more

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US Coast Guard seized more than 5000 pounds of cocaine

first_img December 7, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy crews offloaded thousands of pounds of cocaine this morning worth millions of dollars.KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries was there when the ship arrived at naval base San Diego. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter US Coast Guard seized more than 5,000 pounds of cocaine Posted: December 7, 2018last_img read more

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One body recovered in Buriganga boat capsize

first_imgThe body of a woman, who went missing along with five other members of her family following a boat capsize in the Buriganga river in Sadarghat on Thursday, was recovered from the river near Mill Barrack Police Lines area on Friday.The deceased was Jamshida, 20 of Sakhipur in Shariatpur district, reports UNB.The members of navy recovered the body from the spot around 12:30pm, said Abdur Razzak, officer-in-charge of river police.On Thursday, six members of a family went missing when a boat sank near the Sadarghat Launch Terminal around 10:00pm as the launch, ‘MV Suravi-7’ hit it, in the city’s Sadarghat area on Thursday night.Those who went missing were Shahida, 28, her two daughters — Meem, 8, and Mahi 6, her niece Jamshida, 20, Jamshida’s husband Delwar, 35, and their three month old son Junayed.They were residing in Kamrangirchar area of the city and going to the launch terminal to go to their home in Shariatpur district.Shahida’s husband Shahjalal, 35, managed to swim ashore after the incident and got admitted to a hospital as he lost his two legs during the accident.last_img read more

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Young immigrants face denials in US

first_imgAerial view of Salvadorean migrants heading in a caravan to the US, crossing the Suchiate River to Mexico, from Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on 2 November, 2018. According to the Salvadorean General Migration Directorate (DGME), over 1,700 Salvadoreans left the country in two caravans and entered Guatemala Wednesday, in an attempt to reach the US. Photo: AFPSome immigrant youth looking to start over in the United States after fleeing abusive homes are seeing their applications for green cards rejected because the Trump administration says they’re too old.A US government program in place since 1990 has let young immigrants subject to abuse, abandonment or neglect by a parent seek a court-appointed guardian and a green card to stay in the country.While applicants must file paperwork before age 21, the Trump administration has said some are too old to qualify once they turn 18, prompting a flurry of denial notices over the past year in New York, Texas and California and additional questions of applicants in New Jersey.Immigrant advocates have filed lawsuits in New York and California and said hundreds of young people could be affected by the change.“This administration is literally going after some of the most vulnerable people trying to seek relief,” said Mary Tanagho Ross, an appellate staff attorney at Los Angeles-based Public Counsel’s immigrant rights project.The Trump administration has been pushing to harden the US border and slash immigration with a series of steps targeting Central American children who arrive on the border alone or with relatives. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions sought to make it tougher for young immigrants fleeing gangs or domestic violence to win asylum — though some guidance he issued on such cases was recently blocked by a federal judge. And the US government has been slower to release immigrant children caught on the border to family in the country.The program is the best chance for many of the thousands of young immigrants arriving on the border to be allowed to stay in the US Under US law, they can apply for green cards once a designated court in the US state where they live assigns them a guardian and declares they are eligible to apply.A now-22-year-old woman in Northern California, who requested anonymity out of fear the U.S. government will retaliate against her for speaking out, fled her Mexican immigrant parents’ home in high school after her father repeatedly beat her.She was taken in by a teacher, who helped her get started in college and took care of her when she was diagnosed with cancer. When a judge formally named the teacher her legal guardian it was a huge relief, she said. But she later learned the US government wouldn’t accept the court’s order for her green card application. She dropped to the floor and sobbed, she said.“I just couldn’t believe I was going to have to try to defend myself again,” she said. “I don’t refer to her by her name or that she’s my guardian — I just call her mom.”More than 50,000 young immigrants have obtained green cards by qualifying for special immigrant juvenile status since 2010. The overwhelming majority of applications have been approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, making the program a safer bet for many immigrant children seeking refuge in the United States than pleading a case before an immigration officer or judge for asylum.Applications to the program have surged in recent years, rising more than three-fold between the 2014 and 2017 fiscal years, federal data shows. During that time, the number of denials also increased, with 2,000 applications rejected over the past two fiscal years — more than all of the previous seven years combined.The change was most notable in the nine months ending in June 2018, when one in five applications that were decided were denied, the data shows. About 7 percent of application decisions in the 2017 fiscal year and 4 percent of decisions in the 2016 fiscal year were denials.The US government started reviewing applications at a centralized location in late 2016 to improve efficiency. The following year, US Citizenship and Immigration Services sought legal guidance from the agency’s Office of Chief Counsel for cases involving immigrant children who turned 18 before their paperwork had been completed and determined that a state court order is only valid if that court has the authority to reunite children with their parents, which many don’t, according to agency officials.As a result, 260 cases were denied, they said, adding that the agency may have previously approved some cases that it should not have.USCIS officials said they could not comment on pending litigation, but said the agency “continues to ensure that children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected receive the humanitarian benefits they are eligible for.”Beth Krause, supervising attorney of the immigrant youth project at Legal Aid in New York, said the federal immigration agency doesn’t have the authority to question state law, which in New York expressly allows courts to issue guardianship orders to cover this age group.“USCIS changed their policy and they changed their policy in a way that is arbitrary and capricious because it doesn’t comport with the federal statute” that says young people have until age 21, said Krause, who is representing young immigrants in the New York filing. “They’re getting it wrong.”In California, a federal judge has blocked the US government from denying the young immigrants’ cases for now. The state enacted a law several years ago expressly allowing probate courts to issue orders for immigrants who are between 18 and 21 so they can apply to participate in the federal program.In response to the Trump administration’s changes, immigrant advocates said they are also changing how they try to help these young applicants. Often, attorneys are looking into alternative ways to get these youth on stable legal footing in the United States, for example, applying for asylum in addition to special immigrant juvenile status, said Priya Konings, deputy director of legal services at Kids in Need of Defense.“It is just creating extra work for us — which is fine —but overburdening an already almost broken system,” Konings said. “It’s incredibly obvious that the administration is targeting immigrants at large, particularly unaccompanied minors, and they’re doing it on every front.”last_img read more

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Party Politics National Edition Ep 44 How To Pass A Budget

first_imgEveryone loves a paradeAnd finally, Brandon and Jay walk us through the latest budget deal. Don’t forget to subscribe to our weekly Texas-centered episode too, you can subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Edel Howlin and our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.  This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: REUTERS/Kevin LamarquePresident Donald Trump has signed the latest budget deal passed by Congress which will fund the government for two years X 00:00 /17:39 On Party Politics this week,  co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus don’t quite know where to begin there’s so much to talk about!  Stock market plummets!President’s staff secretary is out after two accusations of domestic violence from ex-wives The Memo! Which memo? There’s more than one memo? last_img read more

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Transformative 5G Technology Arrives

first_imgBy Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMediaThe next wave of technological evolution has arrived in the form of 5G, a new generation of mobile networks for which at least four major telephone carriers in America – AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint – have put forth plans to introduce this year.Reportedly, AT&T has even started trials with 5G mobile hotspots in 12 cities.“The first generation was all about being able to just talk on the phone where ever you were,” said Candice Brackeen, co-founder and executive director of Hillman Accelerator, which supports women- and minority-led tech companies in Cincinnati to provide them with access to education, seed funding, mentorship and networks.Candice Brackeen, the co-founder and executive director of Hillman Accelerator, which supports women and minority led tech companies in Cincinnati to provide them with access to education, seed funding, mentorship, and networks.“And then we had 2G that allowed us to use a little bit of text messaging. Then, 3G was faster, we had the smartphone and suddenly everybody had it in their hand. Then, we had 4G and now, the fifth generation is super-fast and responding in real time and we now have the ability to have devices speaking to each other,” she said.The technological advances are transformative and can significantly change what it means to be connected, Brackeen said. They also can transform communities and also reshape the digital economy, she added.Experts said when compared to 4G, 5G means far faster downloads, significantly reduced response times, and a massive impact on how everyone lives, works, and plays.“So, the Internet is now going to work the way we all want it to work in a mobile version,” Brackeen said. “That’s kind of where we’re going. The ability for your car to really understand what’s happening as we all aspire to have self-driving cars … those cars now will be able to interact with those around them and make real decisions.”The importance of providing African Americans and others with information on 5G was underscored in June when Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes hosted a news forum without any grant or funding.Rolark Barnes said the said she held the forum because “this issue is important” and residents across the city, especially in the predominately African-American communities that lie east of the Anacostia River, needed the information.The early reviews for 5G include CNET’s description:“On its surface, 5G is about astounding speeds and almost zero latency – the lag time between when your phone pings the network and when it responds. But on a global scale, it represents political dominance and economic might.”Earlier this year, Samsung’s first 5G smartphone in the U.S. became available exclusively on Verizon for a limited time.According to a news release, Verizon revealed the names of 20 cities that join Chicago and Minneapolis where customers will get access to its 5G Ultra-Wideband network this year, with more to come throughout 2019.Those cities, which include Washington, D.C.; Charlotte; Boston; Atlanta; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Denver; Detroit; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Little Rock, Ark.; Memphis; Phoenix; Providence, R.I.; San Diego and Salt Lake City are the world’s first to get Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband mobility service.The bottom line is that everyone should be excited about 5G, Brackeen said.“I’ve got children. And for me, sometimes I don’t have happy children in the house when the Internet is slow – we’re not learning, homework doesn’t get done,” Brackeen said.“So we can all be excited about reliability. And I know that I just upgraded my house within the last 60 days to 5G. And, you know, the video games work faster. My streaming services work faster. And I’m not having any downtime,” Brackeen said.“I can work from home versus working from my office where there is fiber. And so the reliability is what I think is what we should all be excited about. I think that’s what we should be most excited about is the reliability,” she said.To celebrate the transformative new technology, officials have launched “Faces of 5G” with the hopes of educating the public on the innovations already taken place today and the possibilities of tomorrow.Click here to meet the Faces of 5G and to learn more.last_img read more

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The colours of winter

first_imgThe art show titled The Winter Tale is driven with the intention of displaying works by an array of renowned artists.The amalgamated and showcased art by many renowned artists under one roof affirms aesthetic sensibility and celebrates the creative impulse that weaves colour and form into variegated manifestations of visual reality. Each of the works is selected after serious deliberation on the individual profile and work corpus of the respective young artist. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Colorful abstracts executed in vibrant colours by artist Gurdeep Singh emanates energy through the bold strokes and thick impasto technique. These art works takes you beyond the limitation of perceived physical ideas, forms and realities. Manu Parekh’s The temple boat at the Banaras Ghats, scenery is expressed through prominent lines and forms which display a volatile energy that can barely be contained within the confined structural space.Revati Sharma Singh’s works shows the metamorphosis in thought process as an endless experience of life depicted in an amalgamation of her thoughts. The visual imagery of striking colours, bold strokes and the play of textures are stunning. Artist Shuvaprasana has an interesting mix of tradition and contemporaneous character in the all the works that includes portraiture, paintings, charcoals, drawings, etchings and sculptures. Thota Vaikuntam’s works as always are close observation of the rural life is expressed through the detailed portraits of the Telangana people. Vaikuntam mainly prefers the primary colours and pure Indian hues like- reds and yellows. His beloved Telangana is beautifully portrayed through his paintings.When: Till 31 January 2014Where: Gallerie Nvya, saketlast_img read more

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Six killed including minors in accident

first_imgKolkata: Six persons including two children died in a tragic road accident at Mathabhanga in Cooch Behar district on Monday late night.Four people died on the spot when a vehicle hit a truck standing on the Siliguri- Mathabhanga Highway at around 2.15 am. The impact of the collision was such that the vehicle fell into a canal on the side of the road. Several persons were also injured in the accident. According to police sources, the deceased has been identified as Khagen Rabha (35), Ajoy Sonar 32, Ratna Munda 45, and Payro Munda 40 and Sonamoni Munda (2). The identity of another child has not been ascertained as yet. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeImmediately after the accident, locals of Bhomramguri village along with the officials of Mathabhanga police station rushed to the spot and took the injured persons to Mathbhanga Mahakuma hospital. Four were declared brought dead, while two children died in the hospital.The injured persons include — Budhuya Khariya, Bandheni Munda, Somra Munda, Biraj Munda, Mona Munda and Gita Munda to name a few. All of them were travelling from Tufangunj in Cooch Behar and Samuktala from Alipurduar to work at a brick kiln at Bihar’s Purnea. After rescuing the passengers, police along with the disaster management team also lifted the mangled vehicle and took it to the police station. Cops have started an enquiry into the cause of accident though preliminary investigation has revealed that the driver has fallen asleep while driving.last_img read more

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Bengal MPs to heighten glam factor in LS

first_imgKolkata: Bengal is set to raise the glam quotient in the upcoming Lok Sabha with a number of celebrity candidates sailing through the bitterly fought elections in the eastern state. Making their debut in the lower house of Parliament are two young Bengali actresses and Trinamool Congress winners — Nusrat Jahan (Basirhat) and Mimi Chakraborty (Jadavpur) — both famed for their oomph factor. Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee’s decision to nominate the two political greenhorns had created quite a sensation, and they even became the butt of distasteful trolls on the social media. When the TMC announced its decision, there was a flurry of memes, jokes and comments. There were reports that several netizens were disgruntled with the development and quoted someone saying that Mamata Banerjee should know that unlike the Indian Premier League, politics does not need cheerleaders. However, the counting of votes has proved otherwise and shown that Tollywood celebrities can not only make the audiences flock to the theatres, but can also get a sweeping victory on the political battlefield. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBanerjee’s gamble paid off as both actors defeated their BJP rivals by handsome margins. Chakraborty triumphed by a margin of 2,95,239 votes over Anupam Hazra, while Jahan left her nearest rival Sayantan Basu behind by 3,50,369 votes. Bollywood singer-actor-turned-politician Union minister Babul Supriyo retained his Asansol seat, but his victory robbed Parliament of the presence of yesteryear actress Moon Moon Sen, who lost out in the race. Bengali superstar Deepak Adhikari (Dev) retained the Ghatal seat for Trinamool, humbling BJP nominee and former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh. Deb’s winning margin was 1,07,973 votes. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAll the hard work of BJP’s Locket Chatterjee, who had failed to turn the tables on her opponents during the 2016 Assembly elections, brought cheer to the party as she won the Hooghly seat defeating Trinamool’s sitting MP Ratna De Nag by 73,362 votes. Another yesteryear actress and the Trinamool’s Birbhum candidate, Shatabdi Roy, posted a hat-trick of Lok Sabha wins by getting the better of BJP’s Dudh Kumar Mondal by 88,924 votes. However, theatre personality and Trinamool’s Lok Sabha sitting member Arpita Ghosh fell by the wayside in Balurghat, from where her BJP opponent Sukanta Majumdar won with a 33,293-vote margin.last_img read more

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Emergency services at scene after collision between car and taxi in StokeonTrent

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice, paramedics and firefighters remain at the scene of a collision between a car and a taxi on a busy Stoke-on-Trent road this evening. The accident took place at Heron Cross traffic lights near the pharmacy earlier tonight (Friday May 3). The collision is believed to have taken place at around 5.30pm. It is unclear if anyone has been hurt at this stage, with both vehicles appearing to be damaged as a result. Eyewitnesses report the road has been closed – with traffic advised to seek alternative routes. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collision Punter found hiding in bushes Police search for missing womancenter_img   Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play.  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –  Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –  For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram. Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowlast_img read more

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French cable operator Numericable is making its 4G

first_imgFrench cable operator Numericable is making its 4G mobile service free of charge to existing La Box subscribers for the first year.Subscribers to Numericable’s existing €45.90 offering will be able to use the 4G mobile service at no extra charge for one year, after which they will be charged €9 a month.Numericable has also said it will offer the mobile service to all subscribers between now and the end of February.Numericable’s 4G service, announced last week, is provided over the network of Vivendi-owned telco SFR.last_img read more

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