Liberating the Kashmir narrative

first_imgRemembering Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee, ‘our party’s first national president who had attained martyrdom for this very demand of removing Article 370’, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while replying to the debate on Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Bill in the Rajya Sabha, made a crucial point – he reminded everyone present that, ‘In every election manifesto since its founding in 1951 to 2019, my party has reiterated its demand and promise for removing Article 370.’ Also Read – A special kind of bondShah pointed out how since the Jana Sangh days when Syama Prasad Mookerjee had called for the abrogation of this Article – which was temporary in nature – to the present, when Narendra Modi displayed stoic determination to remove it, the stand has been consistent and unwavering. The Jana Sangh’s manifesto for the first general elections in 1951-52 spoke of the need to integrate Kashmir with Bharat ‘like other acceding states and not [be] given any special position’; this, it argued would ‘end the state of uncertainty about Kashmir’s future’. Dr Mookerjee clearly saw that with Article 370 in place, separatism and subversion by external elements would receive a headwind. Through the decades, that demand for abrogating 370 was repeatedly raised, discussed and debated by the party and its thousands of workers and leaders – down to 2019 when the promise was reiterated again. BJP’s Vision Document for the 2019 general election clearly spoke of the need to remove all obstacles that come in the way of development in Jammu & Kashmir and reiterated “our position since the time of Jana Sangh to the abrogation of Article 370.” Also Read – Insider threat managementWhen he launched the party’s campaign for the 2014 elections, in a rally in Jammu in December 2013, Narendra Modi had called for a debate on how Article 370 had prevented the state from achieving its full potential and prevented it from channelising its rich resources towards generating prosperity for its own people. He had argued that by harping ad nauseam on the need for a separate state, the leaders from the Valley had, in fact, only promoted and supported separatism without really working for the welfare of the people. Modi’s reiteration was a part of that long continuum and struggle, in which legions of Jana Sangh and RSS karyakartas, cadres and activists kept the debate alive. In 2019, in a little over two months after taking oath for the second time as Prime Minister, Modi kept his promise. BJP’s Vision Document of 2019 also spoke of the need to work to ‘provide adequate financial resources to all regions of the state’ which Article 370 prevented. The reasons for this demand for abrogation, since the days of the Jana Sangh and later, had to it a clear dimension of development. In one of his letters to Nehru, while discussing Article 370, Dr Mookerjee had pointed out how a sizeable section of Muslims in the state was also demanding that this article be repealed because they wanted greater integration with India. This dimension of development was something that was hardly ever focused upon. Those who wanted to continue their political and ideological monopoly over the people of Kashmir to ensure their prosperity at the cost of theirs – as Amit Shah caustically reminded the House, Article 370 has only benefited three families in the Valley while preventing the fruits of development from reaching the majority – have kept silent on this dimension of development. The large ‘NGO brigades’ that these political parties have spawned over the years to harangue, hector and badmouth India on the world stage and on multilateral platforms to peddle false narrative of human rights violations in Kashmir, have also tried to obfuscate this development dimension. In his reply, however, Shah resoundingly harped on it, he asked questions which the Congress, the communist parties and the Valley-centric parties should have attempted to answer long back. In this context too, Shah’s reply is historic, it brought forth the reality of Article 370 which was that it was actually detrimental for the people of the state. Shah spoke of how full political rights had not percolated to the people, for the last 70 years, with no Panchayat elections held, thus depriving forty thousand sarpanches – village headmen – from functioning. It was only now, after President’s rule, that elections were held and sarpanches were elected and have been actively pushing the development agenda. This rejuvenation of grassroots democracy in the state was in itself a major blow on separatism. He pointed out how education suffered in J&K since educational institutions from across India could not establish projects there, he spoke of how, since anti-corruption laws were not applicable to the state, the resources sent for its development from the Union government was invariably siphoned off at the altar of corruption, he argued how because of this restrictive Article 370, both poverty and corruption have had a field day in the state. Shah also spoke of how there was a shortage of doctors and quality healthcare in the state because doctors from across the country did not want to come here as they could not have full access to rights here due to the continuation of Article 370. Shah drove home the point of how with the removal of 370, the 10 per cent economic reservation arrangement would automatically apply to the state. More crucially, he also brought home the point that because of this disturbing Article, OBCs of the state have been deprived of reservations, and Dalits and tribals too were denied their share of political reservations. It was a discriminatory Article; it has discriminated against people of the state, he emphasised, and therefore, it had to go. “We want to embrace the youth of the Valley,” Shah reiterated, “We want to work to give them quality education and a promising future, we want to give them quality healthcare and opportunities for their livelihood, the development narrative has percolated across India, we want that narrative to spread all over Jammu & Kashmir, and for that to happen Article 370 needs to go,” Shah argued. Directly hitting at the high-priests and mullahs of separatism, who keep provoking and misleading the youth of the Valley, Shah pointed out how those who provoke violence and fan the fires of separatism in the minds of the youth of Kashmir have ensured that their own children are well ensconced in universities and schools in London and America. That is why these separatists are not worried. Shah hit out, “Since they have made comfortable arrangements for their children, but the youth of the Valley continue to suffer from illiteracy and lack of development due to the continuance of Article 370.” This development-deprivation dimension of the 370 narrative has always been smothered, especially by those who have a vested interest in perpetuating dynastic and exploitative politics of opportunism and fear in the Valley. But Modi and Shah have brought out the truth of how Article 370 has actually gnawed away at the foundations of the state and restrained the flow of growth, opportunity, equity and justice for its people. The process that began with Dr Mookerjee and intensified over the years has now reached the peak of culmination and realisation under PM Modi, who has emerged as the great unifier. The Kashmir narrative has finally been liberated from the asphyxiating stranglehold of subversion and untruth. (The author is Director, Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more


Ringo Starr And Celebrity Friends Sign Drumhead For Charity Auction

first_imgRingo Starr and some of his showbiz friends have signed a drumhead that is now being auctioned for charity.On January 20, 2014 David Lynch and his Foundation honored Ringo Starr with a Lifetime of Peace and Love Award and Tribute Concert.Take home this drumhead from the event held at the El Rey Theater in LA. The drumhead is signed by Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton, The Head and the Heart, Ben Harper and Ark Life.You’ll also take home the following merchandise from the David Lynch Foundation: • Ringo’s Peace and Love poster • Ringo’s commemorative event program • David Lynch’s cosmic poster • Catching the Big Fish by David Lynch • Transcendence by Norman Rosenthal • Radio City DVD with Paul McCartney and Ringo • Certificate to learn Transcendental MeditationThe auction runs until April 29, and can be accesses via CharityBuzz.last_img read more


Disha’s sari look sparks debate

first_imgNew Delhi: Actor Disha Patani has rekindled Bollywood’s romance with the yellow sari through the ‘Slow motion’ song from Salman Khan’s Bharat. But it has left many asking “Where’s the sari?” In the video of the peppy number by Vishal and Shekhar featuring Nakash Aziz and Shreya Ghoshal, Disha is seen Matching her dance moves along with Salman. But it is her sensual yellow sari with a ‘pallu’ twisted like a rope and thrown over her shoulder, that has caught attention. The song garnered over 24 million views on YouTube in just 24 hours. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold SchwarzeneggerAward-winning textile designer Gaurang Shah feels the essence of the sari has got completely diluted. “Well, everyone one has a choice to reinvent, but that doesn’t mean you do away with fundamental essence that made sari a beautiful attire for generations. It is a celebration of our cultural legacy and heritage. A sari is a sari. You must drape it in a manner that retains its magnificent character,” Shah said. Designer Varija Bajaj called it a poor rendition in the name of reinventing ways to drape the six-yard wonder. Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap up”Designers all across are working of reinventing the classic saris into sari gowns, lehenga saris, saris with jeans and some of them are extremely beautiful inventions,” Bajaj said. “There is a very thin line between a beautiful innovation and a tragic disaster when it comes to designers reinventing a sari. A poor rendition not only looks distasteful, but also kills the very essence of feminism in a sari, and I guess that forms the majority chunk of such reinventions,” she further added.last_img read more


Lanka seeks to strengthen ties with US

Sri Lanka is seeking to further strengthen ties with the United States,  Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the US Jaliya Wickramasuriya said.The Sri Lankan Embassy in the US, in a statement today, said that Sri Lanka has been making tremendous progress in all aspects of development since the dawn of peace in 2009 which merits positive recognition from its longstanding friends like the United States. Ambassador Wickramasuriya said that with the end of the war there is ample opportunity for both countries to benefit from an enhanced relationship.“Sri Lanka is very keen in enhancing trade relationship with the US. Some of the US corporate giants like Boeing, Caterpillar, Marriott, Starwood, 3M, John Deere, and Coca-Cola have already recognized Sri Lanka’s business potential”, he said. “ If you compare Sri Lanka today with what it was for the three decades before the dawn of peace in 2009, you will realize the country has never been so stable , peaceful and with such strong economic potential as it is today under the visionary leadership of His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa”, he said. The Embassy quoted the Ambassador as telling members of the House Chiefs of Staff Association (HCoSA) that there needs to be cooperation by congressional officials to bring Sri Lanka- US ties to the next level through increased understanding of the true situation in Sri Lanka. read more


General Assembly adopts treaty on nuclear terrorism Annan hails it as vital

The United Nations General Assembly today adopted by consensus an international treaty against nuclear terrorism which Secretary-General Kofi Annan hailed as “a vital step forward” in multilateral efforts to prevent terrorists from gaining access to “the most lethal weapons known to humanity.”The Nuclear Terrorism Convention, which will open for signature on 14 September at the high-level plenary meeting scheduled for the Assembly’s sixtieth session and enter into force after 22 States ratify it, strengthens the global legal framework to combat the scourge, requires the extradition or prosecution of those implicated and encourages the exchange of information and inter-state cooperation.Mr. Annan called on all States to become parties to the Convention without delay, noting that it was one of the key recommendations contained in his recent report on overall UN reform called “In Larger Freedom.””The adoption of this Convention, after many years of negotiations, is a vital step forward in multilateral efforts to prevent nuclear terrorism,” he said in a statement on the treaty, which had been seven years in the making by a special Assembly committee.”The Convention will help prevent terrorist groups from gaining access to the most lethal weapons known to humanity. It will also strengthen the international legal framework against terrorism, which includes 12 existing universal conventions and protocols,” he added.The treaty aims to deal with both crisis situations by assisting States in thwarting terrorist groups possessing nuclear material, and post-crisis situations by rendering the nuclear material safe in accordance with safeguards provided by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).It was drafted by the Ad Hoc Committee established by the General Assembly in 1996 to draw up an international convention for the suppression of terrorist bombings and entrusted in 1998 with drafting an international convention for the suppression of acts of nuclear terrorism. read more


Alabama Is OhSoClose To Being The Best Team In History

A few weeks ago, I wrote that Alabama might be on track to become the greatest college football team of the AP poll era,1So, going back to 1936. at least according to the Elo rating system we like to use here at FiveThirtyEight. At the time, the Crimson Tide had two regular-season games remaining: Home games against Chattanooga (an FCS team they had essentially no chance of losing to), and Auburn (in the Iron Bowl). By my reckoning, there was no way Alabama could pass the 1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers for No. 1 all-time in Elo versus Chattanooga, and they’d have to win by at least 32 against Auburn to pull off the feat. Instead, they beat the Tigers by 18, so here’s where the Tide stand going into next Saturday’s SEC championship game against Florida:By the slimmest of margins, Alabama is still No. 2 all-time behind Nebraska. But if the Crimson Tide wins the SEC championship by at least 11 points, it would also break the record for the highest peak Elo rating of any team since 1936. Elo says ‘Bama should be favored by 23 points at the Georgia Dome’s neutral field, and the consensus of the betting lines favors the Tide by 24.5, so it’s probably more likely to happen than not.2It’s worth noting, of course, that teams always gain Elo after winning, even if they win by less than would have been expected going into the game. So Alabama will keep picking up rating points as long as it keeps winning. But if not — say, Alabama only beats Florida by a touchdown instead — the Tide would need to win their first game of the College Football Playoff (most likely against Washington, if our CFP model holds up) by any margin in order to break the record. After that, there’s just the little matter of finishing out the season with another win to keep pace with Osborne’s Cornhuskers, who peaked at the end of the season with a national title.CORRECTION (Nov. 28, 5:26 p.m.): A previous version of this article misstated Nebraska’s 1995 football ranking. They were the sole champions, ranking No. 1 according to both the AP and Coaches’ polls; they did not share in the national title. VIDEO: Ohio State’s chances are better than most read more


Body found at Lusignan Man died due to fractured skull –

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWBD man killed in early morning accident at Le ResouvenirApril 30, 2017In “Crime”Lusignan prisoner killedJune 26, 2019In “Crime”Prisoner beaten to death at Lusignan PrisonApril 6, 2019In “Crime” The lifeless body of 53-year-old Ramesh Narine was found in front of his house in LusignanThe Post Mortem results on the body of a man who was found dead on a bridge in front of his home in Lusignan, East Coast Demerara on Monday has revealed that the cause of death was due to a fractured skull.The results explained that the injury is consistent with that which could be received from a fall.This is according to Crime Chief, Wendell Blanhum, who told Inews that the examination on the dead man’s body was conducted on Wednesday.On Monday afternoon, the lifeless body of a 53-year-old Ramesh Narine was found in front of his house in Lusignan, East Coast Demerara.Based on reports received, the man, along with two other friends, was seen imbibing at another home in the village. No one was able to verify whether an argument of any kind ensued between the trio.Shortly after, Narine’s dead body was found with a swollen face and an injury to the back of his head. The police were summoned, and their investigations led to the detainment of the man’s two friends.Narine’s body being removed form the sceneInews understands that the men were questioned and subsequently released from custody.Relatives of the dead man said that he is a known alcoholic that would do odd jobs around the community to earn money.The 53-year-old man has no children and leaves to mourn his two sisters and one brother. (Ramona Luthi) read more


The 5 at 5 Friday

first_img EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five news stories you need to know as you head home for the day.1. #FATAL CRASH Tributes have been paid to a mother-of-two who died in a car crash in Meath.2. #FINED An Australian firm was fined $60,000 after an Irish woman had part of her scalp ripped off in a workplace incident.3. #FORGETFUL Fine Gael senator James Reilly is among 66 election candidates referred to gardaí by the Standards in Public Office (Sipo) for failing to comply with electoral law.4. #THREATS PSNI investigating death threats made to Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster.5. #PULLED Sky Arts has pulled a controversial Michael Jackson comedy following complaints from his immediate family. Image: Shutterstock/Mikkel Bigandt Friday 13 Jan 2017, 5:00 PM 8,248 Views Short URL The 5 at 5: Friday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… http://jrnl.ie/3185519 Share1 Tweet Email 3 Comments Image: Shutterstock/Mikkel Bigandt Jan 13th 2017, 5:00 PM By Garreth MacNamee Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more


Second suspect arrested as Briton confirmed among Stockholm dead

first_img Sunday 9 Apr 2017, 1:17 PM Short URL Second suspect arrested as Briton confirmed among Stockholm dead The other people killed were a Belgian and two Swedes. Apr 9th 2017, 1:17 PM 11,755 Views 18 Comments The truck following the attack. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Image: Markus Schreiber/PA By Paul Hosford http://jrnl.ie/3331425 The truck following the attack. Image: Markus Schreiber/PA A SECOND SUSPECT has been formally placed under arrest in connection with a truck attack that killed four people and injured 15 in Stockholm, a district court said.“I can confirm that a second person has been arrested,” Stockholm district court judge Helga Hullman told AFP.The arrest comes as a Briton was confirmed as being among the dead.A statement given to The Guardian by the British Foreign Office said:“We now know that a British man was killed during the attack in Stockholm. We are supporting his family in Sweden and in the UK. Our thoughts are with them and all those affected at this terrible time. We will stand shoulder to shoulder with Sweden as they deal with this tragedy.”The other people killed were a Belgian and two Swedes.A further 15 were injured.ResidencyPolice have said that the first man arrested had shown interest in extremist groups and had his permanent residency application rejected in June 2016.The suspect, who has only been officially identified as a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan, “applied for a permanent residency permit in 2014,” Police chief Jonas Hysing Hysing said.“The Migration Agency rejected it in June 2016 and also decided that he was to be expelled,” he added.“In December 2016, he was informed by the Migration Agency that he had four weeks to leave the country. In February 2017, the case was handed over to the police to carry out the order, since the person had gone underground,” he said.But police apparently never found the man.With AFP reportingRead: US moves Navy strike group in show of force against North Korea Share Tweet Email last_img read more


Vie privée une préoccupation majeure pour la plupart des internautes

first_imgVie privée : une préoccupation majeure pour la plupart des internautesFrance – Selon une récente étude, 75% des Français s’inquiètent pour leur vie privée sur Internet. L’enquête révèle que les femmes se sentent plus concernées que les hommes.La vie privée a-t-elle sa place sur Internet ou, comme l’a expliqué Mark Zuckerberg, “n’existe-t-elle pas” ? Une étude de la Sofres montre que trois Français sur quatre s’inquiètent de la possible exploitation des informations relevant de la vie privée qu’ils laissent sur le Net. Parmi eux, ce sont en majorité les femmes, les personnes âgées et celles qui ne maîtrisent pas complètement Internet qui se disent les plus inquiètes. En revanche, les hommes âgés de 15 à 34 ans seraient les moins “prudents” quant à la publication d’informations personnelles. Hier, le site Acadomia était pointé du doigt pour avoir conservé des données personnelles sur ses clients et professeurs, mais ce sont bien les réseaux sociaux qui posent davantage problème. “Il y a un paradoxe, affirme Jean-Claude Kauffmann, sociologue. D’un côté, les internautes se montrent inquiets concernant leurs informations mais dès qu’ils chattent ou surfent sur les réseaux sociaux, ils croient être dans leur univers et se confient très facilement.”Le 28 mai 2010 à 11:21 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Questex Acquires LeadGen Platform Jazd Markets

first_imgQuestex has acquired Jazd Markets, a marketing-as-a-service lead-gen platform. Questex plans to integrate the technology across its brand verticals, which include hospitality and travel, beauty and wellness and life sciences and healthcare.Terms of the deal were not released.The two companies had been working together since 2010, says Questex CEO Kerry Gumas, who adds that Questex was essentially Jazd Markets’ launch  partner. But as that relationship developed, Gumas saw more opportunities to expand Jazd’s directory-enhancement services horizontally across markets as well. But the lead-gen company’s revenue-share model with other publisher customers made that prohibitive. By 2012, Gumas says Jazd gradually phased out its non-Questex business and acquisition talks began.”It became clear that the further we got into the benefits of fully integrating our platform with theirs it made an acquisition a more viable strategy,” he says. Currently, Jazd delivers more than 2 million impressions per month from buyer prospects across directories of more than 100,000 suppliers, according to the company. Along with the technology and business assets, the deal also includes the full development team. Gumas also sees more opportunity for marketplace functionality as well. “There are other commerce-oriented tools we’ll be rolling out in the not-too-distant future, things like RFP tools,” he says.last_img read more


Rebel Karnataka MLAs write to Mumbai police say they dont want

first_imgThe rebel Karnataka MLAs staying at a Mumbai hotel have written to the city police chief, saying they don’t want to meet Mallikarjun Kharge or any other Congress leader. There have been speculations that Mr. Kharge, some other senior Congress leaders and Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy may visit Hotel Renaissance in Powai where the rebel legislators are put up. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us In the letter to Mumbai police chief, the rebel MLAs said they have “absolutely no intention of meeting Mallikarjun Kharge or Ghulam Nabi Azad or any other Congress dignitary”. They added that they felt threatened, and requested the police to stop any Congress leader from meeting them. Fifteen rebel MLAs from Karnataka, including those of the Congress, JD(S) and Independents, are staying at the hotel here. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us Leaders of the crisis-hit ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka on July 14 held hectic parleys to discuss the future course of action to save the government. The embattled leaders continued with efforts to woo back some legislators who have resigned, ahead of Mr. Kumaraswamy’s trust vote expected this week. However, the rebel legislators, who are camping in Mumbai, made it clear that they were united and “firm” on their resignations. Advertise With Us The Kumaraswamy-led government in Karnataka is on the brink of collapse with 16 MLAs — 13 of the Congress and three of the JD(S), resigning from their Assembly memberships. Two Independent MLAs have also withdrawn support to the state government and are supporting the opposition BJP. The ruling coalition’s strength in the House is 116 (Congress 78, JD(S) 37 and BSP one), besides the Speaker. With the support of two Independents, the opposition BJP has 107 MLAs in the 224-member House. If the resignations of the 16 MLAs are accepted, the ruling coalition’s tally will be reduced to 100. The Speaker has a vote too.last_img read more


ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace

first_img Feature | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 | Niki Fitousi, Ph.D., and An Dedulle Can CT Image Truncation Cause False Dose Alerts? One of the main benefits of a radiation dose management system is the possibility to automatically generate alerts when… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 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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Carrino, M.D., MPH, vice chairman of radiology, Hospital for Special Surgery. “I am excited that new technology for mobile C-arms is now available because it has the potential to drastically improve our radiation safety while maintaining image quality so we can continue to effectively diagnose and treat our patients. I believe these new products should become the standard of care for fluoroscopic procedures.”Fluoroscopically guided procedures (FGP) with C-arms have allowed for major advances in treating countless diseases. However they expose patients and medical staff to ionizing radiation, which may increase a person’s lifetime risk of developing cancer.1 For example, an interventional fluoroscopy procedure is roughly equivalent to the adult effective dose of between 250-3,500 chest X-rays.2With its proprietary semi-transparent filter, tablet and image processing technology, the ControlRad Trace solution can be retrofitted on existing C-arms, reducing the barrier to adopting the technology in order to reduce unnecessary radiation up to 89 percent,3 without compromising image quality in the region of interest (ROI) and overall workflow. The medical staff draws an ROI on a ControlRad tablet, which in real time optimizes image quality in the ROI while reducing unnecessary radiation in the periphery.For more information: www.controlrad.comReferences1.  https://www.fda.gov/radiation-emitting-products/initiative-reduce-unnecessary-radiation-exposure-medical-imaging/white-paper-initiative-reduce-unnecessary-radiation-exposure-medical-imaging, p. 12. Ibid, p. 33. Data on file FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img News | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 Mirion Showcases Instadose2 Wireless Dual Detector Dosimeter at AAPM and AHRA Featuring dual detectors, the Instadose2 dosimeter addresses international requirements for independent deep [Hp(10)]… read more Related Content Figure 1: Example of an intentionally truncated CT image. The truncation percentage was calculated as the ratio of the patient border touching the field of view to the total patient border (red/(read+blue)). Image courtesy of Qaelum. 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Everest climber skips summit rescues friend

first_img More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Patients with chronic pain give advice Comments   Share   New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Sponsored Stories “I just told myself, `This is crazy.’ It just blew my mind,” Ben-Yehuda said. “I didn’t realize he was up there the whole time. Everybody thought he had already descended.”The Israeli carried Irmak for hours to a camp at lower elevation. Both suffered frostbite and some of their fingers were at risk of amputation. Ben-Yehuda lost 20 kilograms (44 pounds) in his time on the mountain, and Irmak lost 12 kilograms (26 pounds), said Hanan Goder, Israel’s ambassador in Nepal. Goder had dinner with the pair after their ordeal.“They really have to recover mentally and physically,” Goder said. “They call each other, `my brother.’ After the event that they had together, their souls are really linked together now.”The ambassador said the rescue was a “humanitarian” tale that highlighted the friendship between Israelis and Turks at a personal level, despite the deteriorating relationship between their governments. One of the key events in that downward, diplomatic spiral was an Israeli raid in 2010 on a Turkish aid ship that was trying to break the Israeli blockade on Gaza, which resulted in the deaths of eight Turkish activists and a Turkish-American. Top Stories center_img The Jerusalem Post, which reported that Ben-Yehuda would have been the youngest Israeli to reach Everest’s summit, spoke to Irmak by telephone during the dinner that Goder hosted.“I don’t know what the hell is going on between the two countries,” the newspaper quoted Irmak as saying. “I don’t care about that. I talked to his (Ben-Yehuda’s) family today and I told them you have another family in Turkey and America.”Ben-Yehuda, who spoke to the AP just before leaving Nepal for urgent medical treatment in Israel, said he could not say with certainty how he would have reacted if he had come across a stricken climber he did not know. Oxygen is in such short supply and the conditions are so harsh, he said, that people on the mountain develop a kind of tunnel vision.“You just think about breathing, about walking, about climbing,” he said. According to Ben-Yehuda, the fundamental questions going through the mind of a climber heading for the peak are: “Are you going to make it?” and “When is the right time to turn back?”And once a climber begins the descent, the all-embracing question becomes: “How fast can I go down?” In a telephone interview with The Associated Press, Ben-Yehuda, 24, appeared proud that Irmak, 46, had made it to the summit, noting that he is one of a small number of “Turkish” climbers to reach the top. Irmak left Turkey for New York more than two decades ago, but remains proud of his Turkish heritage. The friendship stands in contrast to the political tension between Turkey and Israel, which were once firm allies.“Aydin, wake up! Wake up!” Ben-Yehuda recalled saying when he found his friend in the darkness. The American, he said, had been returning from the summit but collapsed in the extreme conditions, without an oxygen supply, a flashlight and a rucksack. Ben-Yehuda, who developed a friendship with Irmak before the climb, had delayed his own ascent by a day in hopes of avoiding the bottleneck of climbers heading for the top.There have been periodic tales of people bypassing stricken climbers as they seek to fulfill a lifelong dream and reach the summit of Everest, but Ben-Yehuda said his decision to abandon his goal of reaching the top and help Irmak was “automatic,” even though it took him several minutes to recognize his pale, gaunt friend. Associated PressISTANBUL (AP) – An Israeli who rescued a distressed climber on Mount Everest instead of pushing onward to the summit said Friday that the man he helped, an American of Turkish origin, is like a brother to him.Nadav Ben-Yehuda, who was climbing with a Sherpa guide, came across Aydin Irmak near the summit last weekend. In that chaotic period, four climbers died on their way down from the summit amid a traffic jam of more than 200 people who were rushing to reach the world’s highest peak as the weather deteriorated. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Ben-Yehuda said his military training in Israel helped shape his reflexive decision to rescue Irmak. “You never leave a friend in the field,” he said..(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) The difference between men and women when it comes to painlast_img

Jobless rate drops in Q2

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