Super Sunday

first_imgRESEARCHERS report that volunteer efforts in California declined by 3 percent last year, but you’d never know that by looking at Los Angeles on Big Sunday. The event – which spans a whole weekend, in fact – is one of the largest community-service campaigns in California. Last year, some 32,000 Angelenos participated, and organizers are hoping for an even bigger turnout this weekend. So whatever your talent or passion – be it cleaning up graffiti, planting trees, visiting the elderly or any number of other volunteer opportunities – join the community this Saturday and Sunday in making L.A. a better place to live. See for a list of Big Sunday events near you. Or check out the Big Sunday Web site,, or call (323) 936-1419. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgTHREE DONEGAL people have filed a formal criminal complaint with Gardai – over the behaviour of Anglo Irish Bank officials.Philip McFadden, Margo McGrory and Joe Murphy – all well-known anti-austerity campaigners – attended Buncrana Garda Station yesterday.They are hoping the complaints will go nationwide and will be followed at Garda stations throughout the country. Philip told Donegal Daily: “We went in to the Buncrana Garda station and asked them to charge John Bowe Peter Fitzgerald and David Drum of the defunct Anglo Irish Bank under the Criminal Justice and Theft and Fraud Offences Act 2001 section 6 10 11 42 for defrauding the Irish people of 7 billion euro….and the rest.”The Donegal Action Against Austerity campaigner added: “We are hoping that other people will come forward across the country and make similar complaints.”Drumm and Fitzgerald have featured heavily in leaked phone recordings published this week in the Irish Independent.They can be heard on the tapes talking about their strategy to get bailed out – and then get jobs in a nationalised bank. Joe Murphy, who was among a group of people who walked from Malin Head to Dublin to protest at government austerity measures, said Buncrana Gardai registered their complaint.He told us: “We asked for them to charged under the criminal justice act 2001 undersection 6 .. making a gain or causing loss by deceptionsection 10… false accountingsection 11… suppressing documents section 42… fraud affecting EU financialsDONEGAL TRIO LODGE COMPLAINT WITH GARDAI OVER ANGLO IRISH BANKERS was last modified: June 27th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL TRIO LODGE COMPLAINT WITH GARDAI OVER ANGLO IRISH BANKERSlast_img read more

Breaking: Man arrested over crash which killed three Bruckless women

first_imgA man has been arrested in Co. Monaghan over the tragic road collision which took the lives of three Donegal women this summer.Margaret McGonigle (69) from Castlereagh; her daughter, Mairead Mundy (37), from Ballyloughan; and Mairead’s friend Rachel Battles (39), a mother of four, also from Ballyloughan died in a car crash near Aclint in Co. Louth in July 2017.The women were travelling back from Dublin airport after a holiday when the collision occurred in the early hours of the morning north of Ardee. Gardai have today arrested a man on suspicion of dangerous driving causing death. He is currently being detained at Carrickmacross garda station in Co. Monaghan.The community of Bruckless was devastated at the time of the crash as two families endured tragic loss.The funerals of Mairead, Margaret and Rachel were all held on the one day in Bruckless. Fr James Sweeney, Parish Priest of Bruckless said it was the saddest day of his 32 years as a priest.Breaking: Man arrested over crash which killed three Bruckless women was last modified: October 28th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Brain Rewires for Lost Senses

first_imgBorn without vision or hearing?  The brain can apparently rewire itself to accommodate the loss, reported the BBC News.  Dr Stephen Lomber, who led research published in Nature Neuroscience, said:The brain is very efficient, and doesn’t let unused space go to waste.    The brain wants to compensate for the lost sense with enhancements that are beneficial.    For example, if you’re deaf, you would benefit by seeing a car coming far off in your peripheral vision, because you can’t hear that car approaching from the side – the same with being to [sic] more accurately detect how fast something is moving.Dr. Lomber’s team studied the peripheral vision of congenitally deaf cats.  The general principle was that the brain does not like to let unused capacity go to waste.  “Both deaf and blind people frequently say their other senses are sharper by way of compensation.”Compensation algorithms?  Rewiring?  Explain that, Darwin – and we don’t mean “explain” by telling us a once-upon-a-time story.(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Rupert Murdoch’s Indian empire does well despite UK hacking row

first_imgRupert Murdoch’s letter to his shareholders in 2010 had been strangely prophetic. “When you (shareholders) have been in business as long as we (News Corporation) have, you are no stranger to adversity or to instability. We hedge against uncertainty by investing in diversified assets at all stages of growth,” Murdoch had said in the letter published in the company’s annual report.Without knowing about the impending setbacks in the UK, the News Corporation chairman and CEO had tried to familiarise his firm’s shareholders for impending instability.”So as we strengthen our existing businesses, we are developing the next generation, like Star India and new digital content models,” he had said.”Star India saw particularly robust advertising growth and we continue to develop marketleading capabilities in that important and burgeoning region,” he said.This clearly indicates the importance he accords to his Indian businesses.”With recent investments in Asianet and other regional channels in India, as well as Rotana in West Asia, we are positioning ourselves to drive and capture growth in these rapidly developing markets,” Murdoch’s letter had said.Murdoch’s Indian empire spans from TV production and broadcasting to films, TV news, cable distribution, DTH services, wireless and digital services. His Indian ventures are controlled by Star India Private Ltd, a 100 per cent subsidiary of News Corporation.He has done business in India for 20 years.One of India’s biggest broadcasting groups, Star India’s network includes 32 channels in eight languages catering to more than 400 million people every week.Their portfolio includes Star Plus, Star One, Star Gold, Channel [V], Star Jalsha, Star Pravah, Star World, Star Movies, Star Utsav and joint venture channels Asianet, Asianet Plus, Star Vijay, Suvarna, Star News, ESPN and Star Sports. Star India holds 26 per cent equity in Hindi news channel Star News , in line with foreign direct investment guidelines.advertisementThe balance 74 per cent is held by ABP TV, a 100 per cent subsidiary of media conglomerate ABP Ltd. Media Content & Communications Services Ltd (MCCS) runs the channel.MCCS has two more regional language news channels – Star Ananda in Bengali and Star Majha in Marathi.Star India manages a portfolio of business ventures including DTH operator Tata Sky, a biggie in its domain, in which it has 20 per cent stake. The balance 80 per cent is held by the Tata group. Cable TV supplier Hathway is Star India’s multisystem operator (MSO) arm.Its channel distribution arm is called Star Den that recently entered into a joint distribution alliance with the Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd Group.Star India’s south Indian broadcast business includes Asianet channels and STAR Vijay. Its Fox Star Studios India is into the film production and distribution business while its teleshopping channel is called STAR CJ Home Shopping.News Corporation holds 50 per cent stake in ESPN Star Sports. It has a 40 per cent stake in Harper-Collins India, which is part of the India Today Group, the publishers of Mail Today. Star – an abbreviation of Satellite Television Asia Region – was initially started for the media mogul’s China foray.Later, it was expanded to India. The firm claims that its business has greater breadth and depth than any other broadcaster in India.The Star group entered India in 1990 through an alliance with Subhash Chandra’s Zee TV which was discontinued later. Meanwhile, Star TV was launched as an independent venture of Murdoch spearheading his growth in India.Financial and employee details of this privately held firm are not available in the public domain.Star Broadcasting Corporation controls over 50,000 hours of Indian programming and also owns the world’s largest contemporary Indian and international film library, with more than 800 titles. Star India recently entered into an advertising sales tie up with NDTV. In 2009 STAR Asia was restructured into four units such as STAR India, Star Greater China, Star Select and Fox International Channel.Without knowing the impending setbacks in the UK, the News Corp chief had tried to familiarise his firm’s shareholders for impending instability.last_img read more

Tirumala Temple plans to display Lord Venkateswara’s jewels

first_imgThe world has heard tales of the fanciful riches of Lord Venkateswara of Tirupati, yet very few can claim to have seen them.But soon, devotees of the Lord of the Seven Hills in Andhra Pradesh’s Tirumala hills might be able to catch a glimpse of the rare and precious jewels and ornaments donated over several centuries.For the first time, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), which manages the country’s richest temple, is planning to put the precious and antique ornaments of Lord Venkateswara on display at the Sri Venkateswara Museum on Tirumala hills. In fact, the TTD authorities are understood to have decided to throw open the gallery of the ornaments during the annual Brahmotsavams which began on Tuesday.The authorities were contemplating the release of a catalogue of the deity’s jewellery to enable the pilgrims to identify each ornament along with its history. But they decided against it at the last moment owing to security issues.More than a lakh pilgrims throng the hill shrine during this 10-day festival and it would be extremely difficult to provide security to the museum to guard the jewellery on display, a TTD official said. They would be displayed any time after the Brahmotsavams, the official added. Some of the ancient jewellery of Lord Venkateswara include Nagabharanam (snake bracelet), Karnabharanam (earrings), Makara Kundalams (crocodile-shaped earrings), Pachala Haram (emerald necklace), Kati and Varada Hasthams (diamond-studded golden sheath on palms of the lord, right one receiving offerings and left one placed on the waist) and a diamond crown, among other things.advertisementAt present the jewels are stored in the “Bokasam” (temple treasury) amid tight security.The announcement on the public display of Lord Venkateswara’s jewellery was first made by TTD joint executive officer K.S. Srinivasa Raju a couple of months ago. A high-level delegation headed by TTD executive officer L.V. Subramanyam also visited the National Museum in New Delhi to study how security was being provided at the museum.The TTD authorities even held a series of meetings with the Archaeological Survey of India officials recently to seek their technical help in displaying the ornaments at the Tirumala Museum.The tradition of gold offerings to the deity goes back several centuries. According to temple records, the ruler of Vijayanagara empire – Krishnadevaraya – had visited the temple seven times between 1509 and 1539. He made many offerings, including a diamond-studded crown. All the offerings were recorded through inscriptions.Since then, the rulers of various dynasties made gold and jewellery donations to the temple – the deity receives a steady stream of offerings from everyone.In 2010, when the state government celebrated Krishnadevaraya’s 500th coronation celebrations, it had asked the TTD authorities to exhibit the jewellery the king had donated. But the TTD authorities realised that many of the jewels donated by the king were not found. A probe by the TTD revealed the jewels couldn’t be identified as most of them had got mixed up with other donations.The TTD said the process of maintaining fool-proof records of donations, including jewellery, had started only in the 1930s.last_img read more

Knee arthroscopy

first_imgDefinitionKnee arthroscopy is surgery thatuses a tiny camera to look inside your knee. Small cuts are made toinsert the camera andsmall surgical tools into your knee for the procedure.Alternative NamesKnee scope – arthroscopic lateral retinacular release; Synovectomy – knee; Patellar (knee) debridement; Meniscus repair; Lateral release; Knee surgeryDescriptionThree different types of pain relief (anesthesia) may be used for knee arthroscopy surgery:Local anesthesia. Your knee may be numbed with pain medicine. You may also be given medicines that relax you. You will stay awake.Spinal anesthesia. This is also called regional anesthesia. The pain medicine is injected into a space in your spine. You will be awake but will not be able to feel anything below your waist.General anesthesia. You will be asleep and pain-free.Femoral nerve block. This is another type of regional anesthesia. The pain medicine is injected around the nerve in your groin. You will be asleep during the operation. This type of anesthesia will block out pain so that you need less general anesthesia.A cuff-like device may be putaround your thigh to help control bleeding during the procedure.The surgeon will make two or three small cuts around your knee. Salt water (saline) will be pumped into your knee to stretch the knee.A narrow tube with a tiny camera on the end will beinserted through one of the cuts. The camera is attached to a video monitor that lets the surgeon see inside the knee.The surgeon may put other small surgery tools inside your knee through the othercuts. The surgeon will then fix or remove the problem in your knee.advertisementAt the end of your surgery, the saline will be drained from your knee. The surgeon will close your cuts with sutures (stitches) and cover them with a dressing. Many surgeons take pictures of the procedure from the video monitor, You may be able to view these pictures after the operation so that you can seewhat was done.Why the Procedure Is PerformedArthroscopy may be recommended for these knee problems:Torn meniscus. Meniscus is cartilage that cushions the space between the bones in the knee. Surgery is done to repair or remove it.Torn or damaged anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)Swollen (inflamed) or damaged lining of the joint. This lining is called the synovium.Kneecap (patella) that is out of position (misalignment).Small pieces of broken cartilage in the knee jointRemoval of Bakers cyst. This isa swelling behind the knee that is filled with fluid. Sometimes the problemoccurs when there is swelling and pain (inflammation) from other causes, like arthritis.Some fractures of the bones of the kneeRisksThe risks for any anesthesia are:Allergic reactions to medicinesBreathing problemsThe risks for any surgery are:BleedingInfectionAdditional risks for this surgery include:Bleeding into the knee jointDamage to the cartilage, meniscus, or ligaments in the kneeBlood clot in the legInjury to a blood vessel or nerveInfection in the knee jointKnee stiffnessBefore the ProcedureAlways tell your doctor or nurse whatmedicines you are taking, even drugs, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.During the 2 weeks before your surgery:Your doctor may tell you to stop takingmedicines that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), and other blood thinners.Ask your doctor whichmedicines you should still take on the day of your surgery.Tell your doctor if you have been drinking a lot of alcohol (more than 1 or 2 drinks a day).If you smoke, try to stop. Ask your doctor for help. Smoking can slow down wound and bone healing.Always let your doctor know about any cold, flu, fever, herpes breakout, or other illness you have before your surgery.On the day of your surgery:You will usually be asked not to drink or eat anything for 6 to 12 hours before the procedure.Take the medicines your doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital.After the ProcedureYou will have an ace bandage on your knee over the dressing. Most people go home the same day they have surgery. Your doctor will give you exercises to do.Outlook (Prognosis)Full recovery after knee arthroscopy will depend on what type of problem was treated.Problems such as a torn meniscus, broken cartilage, Bakers cyst, and problems with the synovium are often easily fixed. Many people stay remain active after these surgeries.advertisementRecovery from simple procedures is usually fast. You may need to use crutches for a while after some types of surgery. Your doctor may also prescribe pain medicine.Recovery will take longer if you have had a more complex procedure.If parts of your knee have been repaired or rebuilt, is you may not be able to walk without crutches or a knee brace for several weeks. Full recovery may take several months to a year.If you also have arthritis in your knee, you will still have arthritis symptoms after surgery to repair other damage to your knee.ReferencesPhillips BB, Mihalko MJ. Arthroscopy of the lower extremity. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 51.Miller MD, Hart J. Surgical principles. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 2.Review Date:1/17/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

Photo of the Day: Aamir Khan seeks blessings for Dangal at Golden Temple

first_imgAamir Khan, who is currently in Ludhiana to shoot for his upcoming film Dangal, took some time off from his hectic schedule to pay a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Aamir went to seek blessings for Dangal on Sunday morning. The Dangal team is to camp in the vicinity for more than two months to film portions of the Nitesh Tiwari directorial. The film is based on the life of legendary wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters.ALSO READ: A beefed up Aamir Khan begins shooting for Dangal in Ludhiana Known to be Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist, Aamir Khan has put on 30 kgs to step into the shoes of a wrestler for the film. He had earlier shared his worry about the weight gain. “I am 95 kg right now and that’s enough for the character. My breathinghas changed… when I tie my laces, my stomach comes in between. After20 seconds, I have to (take a long) breath, Aamir told IANS.ALSO READ: I think I’m playing with my health, says Aamir Khan Aamir plays the role of the wrestler who trained his two daughters Geeta and Babita in wrestling. The two girls went on to win the gold and silver medal in the sport at the 2010 Commonwealth games held in India.  The film also stars Rajkummar Rao and Sakshi Tanwar in pivotal roles. Newcomers Fatima Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra will be seen in the role of Aamir’s daughters in the film. The film is slated to release during Christmas next year.last_img read more

JC promotes fitness to boost fight against drugs

first_imgMatteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. JC President/CEO Jonathan So gave away some lootbags to their Premiere Dancers chosen from the crowd.JC supports FitFil Youth fight against drugsThe event held at SM By the Bay is a way to give the Filipino youth a strong platform in fighting illegal drugs through fitness, according to JC, which took on the challenge of eliminating drugs along with Fitfil Youth Movement, National Youth Commission chairman Usec. Ryan Enriquez and Dangerous Drug Board chief Secretary Catalino Cuy.JC said everyone who would join their advocacy was urged to lose a combined 2 million pounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceJC President/CEO Jonathan So poses for a picture with the Premiere Dancers of the day.Ceremonial pledge to lose 2 Million pounds through this Fitfil Youth Movement’s program.Together with ABS-CBN, JC President/CEO Jonathan So handed out surprises to their premiere dancers, who were chosen from the crowd, as they showed their dancing skills and commitment to shedding some pounds via fitness dancing.Several artists joined the fun and even shared some tips on how to take care of the body. They said enough sleep, a good diet that includes more leafy vegetables, and taking multivitamins like JC’s Calvit-C, which not only makes the body strong as it also helps keep it healthy, is a better way to maintain an excellent physical condition. What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Rice industry paralysis Go goads Robredo to take ICAD post: ‘Tignan natin kung makakatulog ka pa’ PLAY LIST 01:16Go goads Robredo to take ICAD post: ‘Tignan natin kung makakatulog ka pa’02:21‘Bato’ says Robredo has to toughen up: ‘This is war…hindi ka pwedeng pa-cute cute dito’01:15DOH wants a drug rehab center in every region02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ PH Azkals eye revenge vs Syria in World Cup qualifiers Priority legislation in the 18th Congress JC President/CEO Jonathan So and JC Vice President/CFO Carlito Macadangdang have vowed continued support to this national campaign to get high on fitness and not on drugs.The venue was then immensely packed by youth, all united in participating the 1st ever National Students’ DaySports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next JC President/CEO Jonathan So receives certificate of Appreciation in recognition of valuable support in this fight against drugs. From the left: Chairman Ryan Enriquez of National Youth Commission, JC President/CEO Jonathan So, Secretary Catalino Cuy of Dangerous Drugs Board and Commissioner Laurence Diestro of National Youth Commission.Fitfil Youth Movement has celebrated its first-ever National Students’ Day through a jampacked fitness party and advocacy to fight illegal drugs through fitness.JC gave its support to the cause, extending hope and good life to people by also promoting health and wellness.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’last_img read more