China asserts protests have not affected relationship with Sri Lanka

The Ambassador said that economic development is most important but is not enough and so China will continue its efforts to support Sri Lankan students to study in China and train in China. The Ambassador also said that he faces several criticisms by some people both in Sri Lanka and outside the island yet he will continue to discuss with Beijing and request more assistance for Sri Lanka. He also said that Sri Lanka needs industrialization and an industrial zone is the best way forward.“Sri Lanka has many giant projects, but how about human power? We need professionals. We need engineers, we need managers. So all students who study in China and when they come back they can easily find a job. Why? Becaue there are so many projects in Sri Lanka which are supported by the Chinese government and its people. We lack qualified professionals,” he said.On the Hambantota Port the Ambassador said that some people say there will be around 500 jobs created but he feels the number should be 50,000. (Colombo Gazette) “We will also have some joint universities in future,” he added.A ceremony was held today at the Chinese Embassy to award Chinese Government Scholarships to Sri Lankan students. “Yes there has been some noise. But this has not changed our friendship,” he said at an event held at the Chinese Embassy in Colombo today. China today asserted that recent protests have not affected China’s relationship with Sri Lanka.China’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Yi Xianliang said that China will fully support Sri Lanka in education, science and technology. “This is a very proud moment for us and I congratulate all these students. This is a scholarship directly from the Chinese government. Not from any university or private party. Chinese scholarships have a lot of requirements. Not only for Sri Lankan’s but for all other countries, the conditions and the terms are the same,” he said.He said the students will be able to  stand as a symbol of friendship between China and Sri Lanka and also help develop the country.“From 1000 years Chinese people and Chinese government we attach so much importance with the relations with Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is the number one country who gets financial assistance from China. In donations and grants China donates at least 100 million dollars. We have so many projects here. Sri Lanka gets the most amounts of investments from China. In the education and training corporation also China provides the most support to Sri Lanka out of all other countries. Every year China more than 1300 Sri Lankan’s travel to China to study and undergo training programs. China also conducts special classes to Sri Lanka. Why China has continued to support since ancient times? It is because of our strong friendship. Sri Lanka and China are trusted friends. Yes there has been some noise. But this has not changed our friendship,” he said. read more

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry calls for increased focus on children in

“UNICEF works to ensure that every child, urban or rural, rich or poor, has a chance to thrive, to grow and to contribute to their families and communities as well as to have the opportunity to shape the world that we live in,” Ms. Perry said. Across all its programmes in Viet Nam, UNICEF supports the Government and other partners to pursue an equal agenda for all children in the country and especially for children from ethnic minorities and low-income families, children with disabilities, and children at risk of exploitation and abuse. “On my first day in Ninh Thuan, I visited a school that provides children with disabilities the support they need to thrive alongside their peers. I also visited a junior high school mainly made up of students from ethnic minorities who were empowered by the opportunity to have access to higher education,” Ms. Perry said. In some regions of Viet Nam, half of the children live in absolute poverty, and one in every five does not go to school. About 50 per cent of children in these regions do not receive adequate health care, leading to high numbers of child deaths from preventable diseases every day, UNICEF said. Ms. Perry was in rural Ninh Thuan province, among the poorest and most remote regions of Viet Nam, where she visited UNICEF programmes aimed at ending exclusion for children with disabilities, and also saw the organization’s work in child survival, education and early childhood development; water, sanitation and hygiene; and climate change, UNICEF said in a press release. “All the children I met have incredible dreams. We have to help them fight for those dreams,” Ms. Perry said. “Investing in the most disadvantaged to give them a fair chance in life is not only the right thing to do, it is the best way to break the cycle of poverty and drastically improve children’s health, education and well-being,” she added. In addition to poverty, many of the country’s most vulnerable children and families must also deal with the effects of climate change. A lack of access to clean water and sanitation, combined with long periods of drought, means children are even more prone to malnutrition and disease, the agency noted. UNICEF stressed the importance of ensuring, as Viet Nam advances economically, that trade and business development does not displace investment in children’s well-being and development, particularly in hard-to-reach ethnic minority areas. Ms. Perry’s visit to Ninh Thuan province, one of the poorest and most remote regions of Viet Nam, aims to draw attention to critical issues impacting the millions of children who are not benefitting equally from prosperity, such as the majority of those living in the province. Many of the children told her that they didn’t want to follow in the footsteps of their parents. UNICEF programmes aimed at ending exclusion for children with disabilities, and also saw the organization’s work in education and early childhood development. Photo: UNICEF read more

Football Early Signing Day boosts Ohio State defensive tackle depth highlights concern

Ohio State sophomore defensive lineman Nick Bosa (97) sacks Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook (12) in the third quarter of the B1G Championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorDepth was not an issue for the Ohio State defensive line in 2017. At the very least, it was not an issue at defensive end.That narrative could flip in 2018.Ohio State is guaranteed to lose two players at both defensive end and defensive tackle, but the inside defensive line depth could return arguably its top two players while adding plenty of depth from Early Signing Day. The defensive ends will only lose depth.On Early Signing Day Wednesday, Ohio State received letters of intent from five-star Taron Vincent, the top high school interior defensive tackle in the country, and four-star Antwuan Jackson Jr., the top junior college transfer interior defensive lineman in the nation, according to 247Sports. It also secured the commitment of four-star Tommy Togiai, the ninth-best defensive tackle in the country.“[Defensive line coach Larry Johnson has] made some very strong comments about the future of the inside of our defensive line,” head coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday. “What I love about them, they’re all great kids, great families, and they’re ready to go. I anticipate they’ll all play. Our interior defensive line is going to be strong.”At defensive end, however, it did not make many additions. It lost out on the recruitment of defensive end Micah Parsons, the seventh-ranked prospect in the nation, due to a self-reported violation and also watched strong-side defensive end Brenton Cox, at one an Ohio State commit, sign with Georgia.The only defensive end recruit Ohio State picked up was three-star Alex Williams, and Meyer said Wednesday the team has given thought already to playing him at tight end. And while Ohio State is considered the favorite by 247Sports to land four-star defensive end Tyreke Smith, a Cleveland native, he still has yet to commit and could surprise the Buckeyes.Depth at defensive end is not something Ohio State has had to be concerned about in recent years, however.With Sam Hubbard, Tyquan Lewis, Jalyn Holmes, Nick Bosa and Chase Young destined to be drafted in early rounds in the next few NFL drafts, the defensive end position has had talent that the tackle position hasn’t had.That depth looks a lot different in 2018.And given what freshman Chase Young has displayed in short spurts, a legitimate case could be made that the Buckeyes have five defensive ends talented enough to be starters for any other team.The depth at defensive tackles had also been strong in 2017, but not in the same way. Redshirt seniors Michael Hill and Tracy Sprinkle, as well as redshirt sophomores Robert Landers and Dre’Mont Jones, have proven to be capable of effectively manning the interior line positions for Ohio State. But only Jones was stood out as a potential All-American.But that depth looks a lot different in 2018.Holmes’ and Lewis’ eligibility has expired, and the Buckeyes will probably lose another starter as well.When Bosa was asked Friday about whether he expected to be triple-teamed next season with starters leaving, he excluded Hubbard’s name from the group of returning starters while stating Jones will return.“I’m sure they’ll be there, but with [redshirt freshman Jonathon Cooper] and Chase on the other side, and Dre’Mont hopefully coming back, and [Landers] inside, it will be tough to double-team anyone,” Bosa said Friday.Hubbard is eligible to leave early for the 2018 NFL Draft, and he likely will leave, meaning Bosa and Young will begin the year as the expected starters, with Cooper as the top backup. There are no other players on Ohio State’s roster listed at defensive end. Bosa and Young are more than capable of handling the job for Ohio State. With their talent, they still might represent the best pair of defensive ends in the nation. The difference in 2017 was that any substitution made didn’t hurt Ohio State’s ability to pressure the backfield.Young, Bosa and Cooper will be counted on to carry the entire weight of the ends in 2018. They will have to fight through fatigue at times, and an injury to any of the three could be detrimental to the effectiveness of the line.For the defensive tackles next season, an injury to Jones — if he returns — won’t require the coaching staff to scramble. They might have the benefit the ends enjoyed this season.In addition to returners Landers and Jones and the top recruits Ohio State added at defensive tackle, the Buckeyes also have four, four-star defensive tackles returning next season in Malik Barrow, Jerron Cage, Jashon Cornell and Haskell Garrett, as well as three-star Davon Hamilton.Defensive tackles will be able to handle injuries or inconsistent play. With all the depth inside, Ohio State can afford to go through several players at the positions. The same cannot be said of the defensive ends. At least, as it stands right now with still a few more months until the more traditional signing day in February, Bosa, Young and Cooper will be required to carry the weight of the ends on their shoulders. “We don’t know who’s coming in yet. We still need to finish up recruiting, and walk-ons and whatever,” Bosa said Friday. “So we just have our three ends right now, so it will all shake out. We’ll see, but obviously I’ll get rest when I need it, but I’m definitely going to play a lot more.” read more

Private school fee rises hit pupil numbers

Mike Buchanan, executive director of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference which represents the country’s most prestigious institutions including Eton and Harrow, acknowledged that rising fees have played a role in “driving parents away” from private schools.”It would be not unreasonable to surmise that the economic climate is much more difficult for everyone, and that includes fee paying parents and those who may wish to buy private education from nursery through to secondary school,” he said.”Typically parents bend over backwards to keep their children in great schools – but in the end some can’t afford to do so.”He added that private school fees have increased due to the “increase in pension contributions and other punitive financial measures”. Private school pupil numbers have fallen to a five year low amid rising fees, official figures show.There are now 580,955 pupils at fee-paying schools, which is the lowest it has been since 2014 when it was 578,955.It comes at time of growth for the overall pupil population, which has increased each year for the last decade leaving state schools struggling to cope with large class sizes.This is the second year in a row that the number of students at independent schools has dropped, data published by the Department for Education revealed.School fees have increased in recent years, and last year they were raised by an average of 3.7 per cent, making it the highest year-on-year rise since 2014. Sir Anthony Seldon, the former headmaster of Wellington College who is now vice-Chancellor at Buckingham University, said that too many private schools have “allowed themselves to get too expensive”.He said: “Many people warned for a decade that if the independent sector carried on putting its fees up there would come a point at which it would become unaffordable. “Clearly the state sector has been getting better year on. The cost of private education and the improvement in the state sector is reaching an inflection point.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Was Mozart poisoned with arsenic by a rival

first_imgIT’S ONE OF the great mysteries of music – did composer Antonio Salieri poison his onetime protegé Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with arsenic?The famous 1984 Milos Forman film Amadeus, based on Peter Shaffer’s play, left little doubt he did. But now the Vienna museum dedicated to Mozart’s legacy has launched a campaign to burnish Salieri’s reputation as a supporter of the younger Austrian genius – and not a jealous villain.A new exhibit at the Mozarthaus – where Mozart lived and worked in the late 18th century – portrays Salieri as a good-humoured, talented and generous man who praised and honoured pupils including Ludwig von Beethoven and Franz Schubert.The problem, curators say, is that too many people think of Salieri as the evil mastermind from Shaffer’s 1979 play that the Czech director Forman filmed in and around Prague, parts of which look much the same as they did in Mozart’s time.“We want simply to enlighten people and show the authentic Salieri, getting away from a very strongly fictionalised image,” museum director Gerhard Vitek said in an interview this week.The talent of Salieri, who was born in northern Italy in 1750 and moved to Vienna at age 15, made him a favourite of the imperial court. He wrote operas and other stage plays, patriotic compositions and sacred music when not teaching.The family’s correspondence shows it was Mozart’s father, Leopold, who saw Salieri as a threat to young Mozart’s career advancement, musicologist and curator Otto Biba said.“With a single exception Mozart writes only positive things about Salieri. He was irritated once but this was laughable. Leopold grumbled constantly about Salieri, and many others. This was someone who could stand in his son’s way, and he had to make him look bad,” Biba told a media tour of the exhibit.The generation after Mozart’s death in 1791 retroactively projected a widening split between “Italian” and “German” schools of music onto ties between the two men, Biba added.The crowning evidence that the musicians were close came when Mozart’s wife, Constanze, sent the son born the year Mozart died to Salieri for training as a young talent, said Ingrid Fuchs, who also curated the exhibit.“I think this rebuts all the speculation. No mother would send her son to be educated by the alleged poisoner of her husband. This is a very powerful testimonial.”Mozart died, aged 35, after falling ill unexpectedly in November 1791. He developed a high fever, headache, sweats and severe swelling and pain in his legs and hands. Fifteen days later, he suffered a convulsion, collapsed and died.For over two centuries, historians, anthropologists and musicologists have debated the cause of death.Salieri initially emerged as a murder suspect because of envy and resentment depicted in a play by Russian author Aleksandr Pushkin in 1830.Copyright 2014 Thomson Reuters/ Click for Restrictions.last_img read more

Diageo announces plans to remove plastic packaging from cans of Guinness

first_img 19,290 Views Monday 15 Apr 2019, 5:47 PM Diageo announces plans to remove plastic packaging from cans of Guinness The company is also investing €9.25 million in a packaging plant in Belfast. Share782 Tweet Email1 Short URL THE COMPANY BEHIND drinks brands Guinness and Rockshore has announced plans to move to 100% recyclable packaging, ditching the plastic rings and shrinkwraps from its products. Diageo – which supplies Guinness, Harp, Rockshore and Smithwicks – said it would replace plastic rings around cans of beer with biodegradable cardboard.The company also said it will be investing €9.25 million in its bottling and packaging plant in Belfast and will see the new biodegradable packaging hit shelves in Ireland by August this year.Plastic pollution has become a growing concern globally in recent years as large amounts of plastic is being found ingested by marine creatures and washing up on shores. In January, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed called on fishing trawler operators to help remove some of the plastic from shores around Ireland. “A coordinated action is required,” he said at the time, “to address the serious issue of pollution of the oceans with plastics.”The move by the beer supplier will reduce plastic on a scale equivalent to removing 40 million 50cl plastic bottles, which if laid out in a row, could stretch from London to Beijing, it said.It currently exports beer to more than 100 countries including the United States, China and the Middle East. Oliver Loomes, country director of Diageo Ireland said: “Managing our environmental impact is important for the planet and the financial sustainability of our business. “For 260 years Guinness has played a vital role in the communities around us. We already have one of the most sustainable breweries in the world at St. James’s Gate and we are now leading the way in sustainable packaging,” he added. Individual cans are already fully recyclable including the widget inside cans of Draught Guinness.  Image: Naoise Culhane 44 Comments Apr 15th 2019, 5:47 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Naoise Culhane By Conor McCravelast_img read more

Limiter le changement climatique à 2°C pour une adaptation plus efficace

first_imgLimiter le changement climatique à +2°C pour une adaptation plus efficaceSelon le climatologue Jean Jouzel, les stratégies d’adaptation au changement climatique lancées dans plusieurs pays ne pourront être totalement efficaces que si le monde réussit à limiter le réchauffement climatique global à 2 degrés Celsius maximum.Le terme d’”adaptation” désigne les mesures prises pour réduire la vulnérabilité des territoires et des économies aux impacts attendus du changement climatique, à savoir la hausse des températures, la modification du nombre de précipitations, la montée du niveau des océans…  Pour répondre au changement climatique, la France a lancé en juillet son plan national d’adaptation déclinant plus de 230 mesures en tout. De son côté, la communauté internationale s’est fixée pour objectif de limiter la hausse de la température globale à 2°C par rapport aux niveaux préindustriels. Les scientifiques estiment cependant que le réchauffement climatique atteindra 3°C.À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?Or, selon le climatologue Jean Jouzel, “plus la lutte contre le réchauffement sera efficace, plus l’adaptation sera facile, avec ce risque que, si on ne reste pas en dessous du seuil de 2°C, on perdra cette capacité d’adaptation dans certains domaines”. Toutefois, rappelle-t-il, “la priorité reste l’atténuation du réchauffement climatique, c’est-à-dire d’avoir des objectifs ambitieux en termes de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre”, indique TV5monde.Une capacité d’adaptation limitée “On a une capacité d’adaptation, c’est vrai, mais seulement jusqu’à certains seuils, en fonction des secteurs”, explique M. Jouzel, également vice-président du groupe scientifique du Giec, l’organe international de référence concernant le climat. Si la science ne permet pas aujourd’hui une “régionalisation” très précise des impacts à attendre, “on a des certitudes que le réchauffement est inéluctable et ces certitudes sont suffisantes pour l’action”, estime-t-il.”Si vous êtes vigneron, vous vous préoccupez déjà d’un réchauffement d’un dixième de degré ou d’un changement de précipitations. Si vous êtes énergéticien et que vous construisez une centrale, il faut intégrer une éventuelle baisse des capacités de refroidissement”, a-t-il ajouté, rappelant que des stratégies sont aussi en cours au Canada ou en Grande-Bretagne.Le 5 octobre 2011 à 10:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Lonely library dog goes viral gets flood of requests after heartbreaking Facebook

first_imgSting is booked all the way through April.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – After having nobody sign up to read to him, one friendly greyhound is now busier than ever thanks to a Facebook post that went viral.Sting is a 10-year-old therapy dog, who participates in the White Bear Lake Library Paws to Read program in Minnesota — a program that helps kids of all ages work on their reading skills in a safe and fun environment.According to Fox 9, on Feb. 7, Sting’s owner took to Facebook to request more visitors for Sting’s reading sessions. A picture, showing the let down pup, quickly went viral, and now has over 80,000 shares.“We got inundated with calls from people all over the country who wanted to visit him,” said librarian Ann Wahlstrom to Fox 9. “People wanted us to hold a phone up to his ear so they could read to him.”Though Sting only visits the library twice a month, his owner said he will now take him in four times a month to accommodate such a high demand for reading sessions.“Our hearts are full,” said Wahlstrom. “I mean, it’s kids and reading and dogs.” last_img read more

Heritage has become a big joke KCR

first_imgHyderabad: The word heritage has become a joke in the state, felt Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. Speaking on the first day of the two-day special session of the Assembly, KCR said even the government guest house Dilkusha is being claimed to be a heritage structure. The chief minister said that it is unfortunate that those who are making a big issue out of nothing and calling every structure as heritage structure apparently are not aware of the Comprehensive Heritage Policy, which is an Act and not a GO, a fact mistaken by the same voices. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us His remarks assume significance as some sections have been openly cornering the government for its decision to construct new legislature buildings in Errum Manzil demolishing the old heritage structure. Rao said the government had constituted an expert committee which had examined all the issues before deciding on which buildings should get the heritage tag in the state. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us He said the government has got its priorities right when it comes to glorifying heritage and culture. The fact that Independence Day fete is being conducted in Golconda Fort every year is a pointer of the government’s commitment to safeguarding heritage monuments, he pointed out. As regards the dilapidated Osmania General Hospital (OGH) building is concerned he said, there is a big demand to construct a new building with all the latest facilities in its place. Advertise With Us Earlier, MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi pointed out that OGH building was in a sorry state with roof crumbling and leakages posing danger to doctors and patients. He said that OGH is one of the oldest heritage structures in the Hyderabad just like Charminar and other monuments and the need of the hour is to protect it. BJP leader Raja Singh requested chief minister to personally visit OGH to take stock of the situation. The BJP leader requested the government to protect state hospitals like OGH, Gandhi that are mostly frequented by the poor sections.last_img read more

Doping scandal hits English cricket opener in World Cup squad tests positive

first_imgAlex Hales is in hot water after testing positive for use of recreational drugsReutersWith just over a month to go for the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup, England’s cricket team has been hit by an unwanted controversy. Alex Hales, the opening batsman, who had apparently gone on an ‘indefinite leave’ citing ‘personal reasons’ has now been discovered to be actually serving a 21-day ban after testing positive for use of a recreational drug. According to a report published in the Guardian newspaper, Hales was discovered to be in use of the aforementioned substance following a test which is routinely conducted by the England Cricket Board (ECB).The right hander, who plays for Nottinghamshire in county circuit, is part of the England 15-man squad for the upcoming World Cup. His decision to seek an indefinite leave had left the team concerned about his availability for the big event that starts on May 30.Prone to controversyThe 30-year old is no stranger to controversies. In 2017, he was with Ben Stokes when the latter was involved in a street brawl outside a pub in Bristol that led to legal action as well as penalties from the cricket authorities. Apart from that, Hales had tested positive for drug use once before as well, something that compounds his present offence. Hales was with Ben Stokes during the infamous brawl in BristolADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty ImagesEngland Cricket Board (ECB) has created a strong policy to detect and act in such cases. This follows the death of Tom Maynard, a budding Surrey cricketer who died in 2012 and was discovered as having been under the influence of recreational substances. All England cricketers are required to submit their hair follicles for testing on a regular basis.Hales has been in and out of the England ODI team since the incident with Ben Stokes. It was the episode in Bristol that first allowed Jonny Bairstow to come into the playing XI as his replacement in the opening position. The impressive performances by Bairstow meant that Hales had to often be the reserve batsman in the squad.The FalloutThe primary opening partnership for the English ODI team currently is Jason Roy and Bairstow. The danger for Hales now is an exclusion from the eventual 15-man squad that England announce. The squad that has been selected as of now is a provisional one as the ICC rules allow teams to make changes till May 23. If England want, they can choose to leave Hales out of the final 15.England’s national side have a training camp taking place in Cardiff which begins this weekend. The Notts player is expected to join it. The English team kick off their international summer with an ODI against Ireland on May 3. This will be followed by a very crucial 5-match ODI series against Pakistan beginning on 8th of the month. The final composition of the playing XI as well as the 15-man squad will depend on the outcomes of this series.last_img read more

North 24Parganas mulls tobaccofree schools

first_imgKolkata: Senior officials of School Education department of North 24-Parganas have taken a pledge to make all the schools under its jurisdiction tobacco-free. To achieve this goal, teachers at various state government-aided schools would be sensitised about the ill-effects of tobacco and would be made aware about the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA)-2003 and its implementation at the school level. The teachers would also be trained on how to promote tobacco-free educational institutes for preventing initiation of tobacco consumption among students and also to motivate the school staff, parents to say no to Tobacco. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe District Inspector of Schools in North 24-Parganas with the help of a private hospital organised a workshop for teachers at Prafullanagar Vidya Mandir in Habra in the same district to make the schools tobacco-free. The teachers were trained on how to carry out awareness campaigns among students so that they do not pick up the habit of smoking or do not consume any tobacco products. Workshops would be carried out in various other schools by the School Education department. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThere were more than 200 participants including headmasters/headmistresses and teachers from all secondary schools across two blocks namely Habra-I and Habra-II and two municipalities including Habra and Ashok Nagar-Kalyangarh of North 24 Parganas district. It is to be mentioned that in West Bengal, around 2.3 crore of adults either smoke or use smokeless tobacco; 1.5 lakh people die every year due to tobacco related diseases in West Bengal and 438 children start consuming tobacco daily in the state. The participants were told about the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA). This Act prohibits smoking in public places, direct/indirect advertising and promotion, sale to/by minors, sale within 100 yards of schools and sale of tobacco-products without statutory warnings. All the participants took part in group exercises to generate ideas and strategies for promoting tobacco-free schools.last_img read more

VIDEO 2yearold team player fist bumps everyone on plane to get in

first_imgThere’s no better way to show solidarity with your teammates than giving up the fist bump before the big game. Everyone needs to be on the same page. Singularly focused.One 2-year-old boarding a flight with his mom wanted to get in the zone before takeoff so he greeted everyone he passed on the way to his seat with a pound. Right down the line.This kid’s a team player.last_img

US State Department changes language about gender on passports

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) The National Center for Transgender Equality revealed earlier this week the US State Department changed language about gender markers on passports. More red tape for transgender people | Photo: Unsplash/Jeremy Dorrough In their report, they listed the changes from old statements in 2010, to new ones out of Donald Trump’s administration.While the policy itself remains unchanged, the Center warns the change in language could cause fear and confusion among transgender and other non-cisgender identifying people.Since 2010, the page regarding gender on US passports was labeled as Gender Desgination Change. The new page is Sex Designation Change, although it now leads to an error page and there is no current page for gender or sex desgination changes.According to the Center, some of the changes included replacing the word ‘gender’ with ‘sex’. Another was removing links to resources from the American Medical Association and the World Professional Association of Transgender Health.It also included information on why the 2010 page was wrong.‘While ultimately pointless, this move seems designed to frighten, confuse, and keep transgender people from exercising their full rights under the current policy—the same policy we fought for and won in 2010,’ said Mara Keisling, executive director of the Center.‘Transgender people can and absolutely should continue to update and renew their passports. That is our right and that should always be our right.’An apology and more changeThe Center tweeted earlier today a statement from the State Department.In it, they apologize for the changed language and indicated they’re updating the page once again.center_img Statement from the State Department | Photo: Twitter @TransEqualityHere is the statement:We want to state unequivocally that there has been no change in policy or in the way we adjudicate passports for transgender applicants. The Department of State is committed to treating all passport applicants with dignity and respect.With regard to the web update, we added language to make our use of terms consistent and accurate and to eliminate any confusion customers may have related to the passport application process.We apologize for inadvertently including some language which may be considered offensive and are updating the website to remove it.The Center will be hosting a Facebook Live tomorrow (14 September) to explain all this.To tune in, make sure you’re following us on Facebook:— National Center for Transgender Equality (@TransEquality) September 13, 2018More from Gay Star NewsGay Broadway actor snatches Trump banner from audience member during bowsThe murder of two trans women in the US makes it 18 murders so far in 2018Democrats adopt new gender non-binary language into party rulesGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Trans women claim the US State Department is retroactively revoking their passportsTeacher suspended for educating students about LGBT peoplePakistan approves changes to the transgender protection of rights BillRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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first_img News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more IMPAX for Digital Mammography is a a diagnostic tool that facilitates the reporting workflow in a digital mammography environment. Within both screening and diagnostic imaging environments, this DICOM-compliant diagnostic review station allows clinicians to work with relevant patient images within one display station. This includes all breast imaging modalities, as well as other diagnostic imaging studies. It incorporates a data management system that automatically routes relevant data – or example, breast US, digital mammography, Breast MR – based on a variety of user-definable criteria including modality, patient, and referring physician. Relevant prior exams can be pre-fetched from the archive management system and sent automatically to the diagnostic review station. When available, radiology results from the Radiology Information Systems (RIS) can be displayed simultaneously. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Technology | October 16, 2009 IMPAX for Digital Mammography Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Related Contentlast_img read more

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first_img A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Related Content March 14, 2018 — drchrono Inc. announced a new partnership with Ambra Health to give physicians and radiologists direct access to medical imaging within their electronic health record (EHR) at the 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference and exhibition, March 5-9 in Las Vegas.drchrono’s integration with Ambra Health eliminates jumping between DICOM medical imaging software and electronic health records. Physicians and radiologists benefit from a more efficient workflow by placing a radiology request and then having the incoming medical images, including DICOM images, viewable in one destination within the drchrono EHR. Imaging is exported and uploaded directly from the device to the cloud, placing the images right into the patient’s health record via the Ambra Health integration. Ambra’s cloud-based picture archiving and communication system (PACS) and image management platform integrated with drchrono can process all DICOM modalities including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), computed radiography (CR), ultrasound and mammography (MG). Non-DICOM imaging can be stored side-by-side with DICOM for a holistic view of all patient imaging.“As a physician, it’s exciting to be able to merge a flexible, mobile EMR platform with a cloud-based imaging system and have your full practice and all relevant patient information and images at your fingertips wherever you are working, whether it’s on an iPad or desktop,” said Nicholas R. Beatty, DO, RMSK, of Regenerative Sportscare Institute. “I have already noticed improved efficiencies at our practice and can completely focus on patient care and education instead of wasting time juggling multiple systems to access information or wait for CDs to come in for a more complete view of my patient.”The Ambra and drchrono integration offers significant efficiency and patient care improvement to both care providers and patients. Doctors can place imaging orders, receive and view the results directly in the patient chart, all from within the drchrono EHR on iPad, iPhone or computer anytime, anywhere. Patient images can also be accessed for measurement, annotation and comparison in the Ambra Diagnostic Viewer. In addition, patients can provide medical images on CD to admissions or check-in staff to easily upload prior imaging so they are available even before seeing the physician.For more information: News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… 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. 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first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation The only question that remains seems to be just how soon he can wind up in Flagstaff for the opening of Cardinals camp. Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   No one knows if Kevin Kolb will be in Arizona on Thursday but we do know where he won’t be.According to sources who talked with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Kolb won’t be at Eagles training camp.Kolb, despite being under contract, won’t be at Lehigh University for the Eagles’ first training camp practice, an NFL source said Wednesday. The Eagles backup quarterback won’t be here, the source indicated, because a trade was still being worked out.It makes sense for both parties for Kolb to avoid Eagles camp. As many reports have indicated, the trade between the Eagles and Cardinals seems more of a matter of when than if. By showing up he’d be nothing more than a distraction.center_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’last_img read more

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first_img by Kristin M. Hall, The Associated Press Posted Jan 23, 2018 12:05 pm PDT Last Updated Jan 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Jan. 31. 2010 file photo, Roberta Flack poses backstage at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Flack is one of only two artists who have won Grammys for record of the year two years in a row. In 1973 she won for “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” and in 1974 she won for “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) Grammy winning artists reflect on what makes a song a hitcenter_img NASHVILLE, Tenn. – What makes a song THE song of the eyes of The Recording Academy? In the history of the 59 record of the year winners at the Grammy Awards, sometimes those songs captured the mood or sentiment of a universal emotion, or showcased a singer’s supreme talent. Sometimes the Grammy-winning song benefited from being featured in a hit film, or became a cultural touchstone for a year. And often these songs are just insatiably catchy and fun.Many of these records of the year become pop music standards, still widely beloved and influential today, from Tony Bennett’s “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” to the Eagles’ “Hotel California” and Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” Still other songs quickly lose their popularity as trends change or the artists who made them popular grow tired of repeating them.Just ask Art Garfunkel why “Mrs. Robinson,” the hit song that was the first of two record of the year wins for Simon & Garfunkel, is still a great song today.“It really swung,” Garfunkel said of the tune, which won in 1969. “It was infectious. It made you get up out of your seat and get on the dance floor. You can’t ignore that the rhythm cooked. That’s why it was a hit. Paul Simon plays great acoustic Martin guitar.”The song wasn’t fully complete when it appeared in the hit film “The Graduate,” so the film version just has the two singers vocalizing a missing verse with “do-do-do-do-do.” And it’s widely considered the first rock ‘n’ roll song to be named record of the year.“I give the credit to Mike Nichols,” Garfunkel said of the film’s director, who had the folk rockers help him with the soundtrack. “It was Mike as a film director who was open to rock ‘n’ roll and started looking at what we rockers were doing in our world and how it might sync into the film world.”For singer Roberta Flack, she benefited from the right timing. Flack, one of only two artists who have won the category two years in a row, had released her song “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” years before it won in 1973.“Clint Eastwood called, wanting to have it as a part of his film, ‘Play Misty for Me,’” said Flack in an email interview. “The record label wanted to have it re-recorded with a faster tempo, but he said he wanted it exactly as it was. With the song as a theme song for his movie, it gained a lot of popularity and then took off.”Flack won again the next year for the song “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” which also became a hit when it was re-imagined as a hip-hop song by the Fugees in 1996.Country vocal trio Lady Antebellum were just as surprised as anyone else when their name was called on that Grammy stage for record of the year for their hit “Need You Now” in 2011. Going up against artists like Jay-Z and Eminem, they figured they were the underdogs.“We were shocked,” said singer Charles Kelley. “I think we were just the little engine that could and it sounded like nothing else that had come out that year.”“We still felt new. We felt like the Nashville band that was out of place at the big party,” said singer Dave Haywood.Ann Powers, music critic and correspondent for NPR Music, said that Grammy voters, who have to be directly involved with recording to be eligible to vote, love artists like songwriter Carole King who are considered “insiders” within the musical community. But that doesn’t mean voters aren’t swayed by other factors.“The Grammys are not a popularity contest,” said Powers. “They are not just about numbers, but they are heavily influenced by commercial success.”Jackson had a record-breaking Grammy sweep in 1984 with eight wins thanks to his ground-breaking album “Thriller,” which remains the bestselling album of all time. It cemented him as a cultural phenomenon who still influences artists today.“He had incredible, unrivaled commercial success,” Powers said. “He was a great dancer. He was an amazing singer. He had the best producers. And he was innovative in this new art form, the music video.”Sometimes a win for record of the year is a cultural statement. Take the first country song to win in the category, the Dixie Chicks’ “Not Ready to Make Nice,” in 2007. It was a direct rebuke of Nashville’s country music community, which turned its back on the group in the wake of comments lead singer Natalie Maines made about then-President George W. Bush about the second Iraq War.“Them winning record of the year, winning these major Grammys, was the Los Angeles-based music industry saying country is behind the times and they are regressive and they are not supporting artists that deserve to be supported,” Powers said.But the popularity of a song after winning a Grammy can sometimes become a burden. Bobby McFerrin’s hit a capella song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” introduced the acclaimed jazz vocalist to a much wider audience and even George H.W. Bush started using it as a presidential campaign theme. But it also suffered a backlash, and McFerrin told The Associated Press in 2013 that he hasn’t played the song in its entirety since 1988. It won in 1989.Eric Clapton wrote his Grammy-winning song “Tears in Heaven” after the death of his 4-year-old son in 1991, but the guitar legend told the AP in 2004 that he had decided to stop playing the song.Even the artists can’t always predict a hit. Garfunkel was initially unsure about their second record of the year win, “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” when they were in the studio recording it. He thought the song started too slow, but their label head Clive Davis loved the unconventional style.“I thought it was a dark horse with an outside chance,” Garfunkel said of the song, which won in 1971.It has since been covered by dozens of artists, including Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Fiona Apple. The song just last year topped Billboard’s U.K. singles chart when it was recorded by an all-star cast as a charity for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.Garfunkel still loves performing “Bridge Over Troubled Water” during his shows. “I look at it as a terrific song with a great melody that I want to execute better tonight than I have ever done in my life,” Garfunkel said.The 60th annual Grammy Awards will be held Sunday in New York City and aired on CBS.__Online:www.grammy.comlast_img read more

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first_img by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Feb 21, 2018 4:43 pm PDT Last Updated Feb 21, 2018 at 9:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email United States’ Lindsey Vonn speaks at a press conference after winning the bronze medal in the women’s downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) A big night for NBC, led again by Lindsey Vonncenter_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics:BIG NIGHT: NBC may owe Lindsey Vonn some stock options after the Pyeongchang Games. She helped reignite interest in the Olympics with her bronze-medal performance in the downhill, and returned Wednesday for what had to be NBC’s favourite night. American medal winners were everywhere, from the historic first gold in cross-country by the relay team of Jessica Diggins and Kikkan Randall, high-flyers David Wise and Alex Ferreira in the halfpipe and the bobsled team of Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs. Vonn returned, along with American teammate Mikaela Shiffrin, for their final competition in South Korea. The night before, NBC drew 20.5 million viewers to the network, its cable sister NBCSN and streaming services, making it the first night of the Olympics that they improved upon the ratings for the corresponding night in Sochi four years ago. Getting a bigger audience for any show after four years is an increasingly rare trick in television.MILES AWAY: It was a splendid, nearly voice-shredding call in the thrilling cross-country race by NBC’s Chad Salmela and Steve Schlanger. Even more impressive, it was done from thousands of miles away. They weren’t in Pyeongchang, and instead called the race off television monitors from a booth in NBC Sports’ facility in Stamford, Connecticut. NBC was ham-fisted in the way it inserted commercials into the race and, particularly for Diggins’ final leg, should have aired it straight through.STOLEN MOMENT: “The Germans steal the gold,” said NBC’s Leigh Diffey, calling the two-women bobsled competition. No, they won the gold. We understand it would have been a better story for NBC if Taylor and Gibbs had won gold for the U.S. team, but that call was unfair to German bobsledders Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz.QUOTE: “They’re just bouncing around like overcooked noodles.” —NBC’s Bode Miller, describing how skis were hitting the hard surface in the downhill portion of the women’s combined ski event.WOMEN FIRST: NBC is on the brink of a historic accomplishment: The Pyeongchang Games will mark the first time female athletes have been featured more than men on a U.S. network’s prime-time Olympic coverage. That’s the prediction from three professors who have been tracking the gender breakdown of coverage for each Olympics since 1994. It’s a turnaround not just from tradition but from the first 10 nights of Pyeongchang telecasts, when men had a clear edge. That was erased with the focus on American skiers Vonn and Shiffrin, and the trend is likely to continue with women’s figure skating a big feature of the second week. Women have won a majority of Team USA’s medals so far. While not perfect, “it’s clear that NBC’s Olympic coverage is leading any advancement for women athletes,” said Andrew Billings, a University of Alabama professor who conducts the study with James Angelini of the University of Delaware and Paul MacArthur of Utica College.CURLING HUMOR: U.S. curler Matt Hamilton exasperated NBC’s Trenni Kusnierek when she asked how the team would be able to beat the feared Canadians in their next match. “Make more shots than they do,” he said.BURTON: Not only athletes get the recover-from-adversity treatment. NBCSN aired a strong profile on the founder of the Burton snowboard manufacturer and his fight back from a rare neurological disease.___More AP Olympic coverage: https://wintergames.ap.orglast_img read more

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Winter, Their best stories tend to carry the same moral: that they outsmarted, He has been held since January,that the? in March 2016 claiming Trump encouraged a violent atmosphere and they were the targets of racial slurs “It is plausible that Trumps direction to ‘get em out of here’ advocated the use of force” Hale wrote in his memorandum “Based on the allegations of the complaint which the Court must accept as true Trumps statement at least implicitly encouraged the use of violence or lawless action" The plaintiffs also claimed that one of the rally attendees who was most forceful in their removal and physically attacked them was Matthew Heimbach whom the Southern Poverty Law Center has identified as a white nationalist Video showed Heimbach shoving Nwanguma who is African American Hale did also reject portions of the plaintiffs’ complaints like a hearing to address if Trump should be deposed before his inauguration Hale supported the plaintiffs’ argument that Trump’s decision to order the removal of an African-American woman Nwanguma when he knew controversial figure like Heimbach were in the crowd was reckless The case was referred to Magistrate Judge H Brent Brennenstuhl Write to Alana Abramson at AlanaAbramson@timecomWashington: The US India and Japan intend to work together on high-standard projects in Indo-Pacific "that make economic sense" a top diplomat of the Donald Trump administration has said This approach was opposed to the "predatory" economic behaviour of China that’s creating burden on countries in the region principal deputy assistant secretary for south and central Asian affairs Alice Wells said Representational image Courtesy: News18 "We intend to work together and with partner nations in support of high-standard projects that make economic sense that genuinely benefit the recipient countries and that can attract private capital so as to lift nations up rather than weigh them down in unsustainable debt" she told PTI Wells who has been heading the South and Central Asia Bureau of the state department since 26 June 2017 in the absence of a full-fledged assistant secretary of state recently returned from New Delhi where she participated in a trilateral dialogue involving the US India and Japan Initiated by Japan and supported by the US and India the three countries are working on projects that can provide an alternative to what the former secretary of state Rex Tillerson described as the "predatory" economics of China Wells said "As then secretary Tillerson noted countries should not have to take on unsustainable debt in order to build the sort of crucial infrastructure they need to develop their economies" she said while refraining from naming the projects that the three countries are working together on for the region The top US official said that the three countries shared the commitment to the principles of sustainable growth transparency the rule of law and a legal and regulatory environment "The Indo-Pacific strategy recognises that there are both substantial challenges and opportunities in the region and that our partners and allies in the region share our vital interest in upholding the rules-based order" she said The recent US-India-Japan Trilateral Dialogue was a good example of this approach Wells said "We addressed efforts to enhance cooperation on regional connectivity and infrastructure and discussed maritime issues as well as serious security threats such asNorth Korea and non-proliferation" Wells said in response to a question The US and India are working bilaterally and in cooperation with other like-minded partners like Japan and Australia to advance their shared vision for the Indo-Pacific she said "India is one of our lead security partners in the Indo-Pacific region and a ‘major defence partner’ a status unique to India" Wells said "We will continue to work toward stronger strategic ties and a more integrated defence trade relationship that will enhance India’s leadership role in the Indo-Pacific region" she said Wells said the US’ bilateral defence cooperation with India had grown "significantly" in recent years "The defence sales to India have grown from virtually zero to over $15 billion in the last decade" she said adding that the Trump administration was committed to working with India to offer the best platforms and technologies available By Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Every two years a small league of political scientists and economists fire up computer models they’ve developed to predict who will win the US congressional elections in November Several who use economic data in their models have concluded that unless the economy gets quite a bit stronger Republicans will not be able to retain their hold on Congress The US economy is doing well by many measures But their analysis based on data running back to the 1940s or earlier gives evidence Democrats have a good chance of winning at least 23 seats at November’s midterm polls enough to take control of the House of Representatives One leading model developed by Michael Lewis-Beck of the University of Iowa and Charles Tien of City University of New York uses after-tax personal income growth as a key indicator That model predicts Republicans will hold on to their majority if incomes grow at least 34 percent in the first six months of this year If it did that it would be the strongest six-month pace for income growth in two decades A burst of income growth is still possible But data published on Friday suggests Republicans could come up short with after-tax incomes up a modest 15 percent in the six months through May according to the Commerce Department At that pace their model suggests Republicans will lose 32 seats "This just spells trouble for Republicans" said Lewis-Beck Presidential approval ratings are the other critical factor in the model weighing more heavily than income With Trump’s rating at 42 percent in Gallup’s early June polls Lewis-Beck said "the economy has got to really be rocking for them to overcome that drag" In the 2014 midterms the two researchers predicted Democrats would lose 15 seats They lost 13 Lewis-Beck and Tien will finalize their forecast in late July They are part of a group of top forecasters who will unveil predictions at a political science conference in Boston that begins August 30 Gamesmanship has crept into past conferences with some scholars making small wagers Most rely on polling data rather than economic data for predicting midterms races James Campbell of the University at Buffalo will make predictions based on how many House seats are seen as vulnerable by analysts at the Cook Political Report Campbell was off by three seats in 2014 So far this year his model points to Republican losses of over 40 seats "It looks pretty devastating" he said But Ray Fair a Yale University economist said polls don’t explain what drives voter decisions and don’t necessarily make for better forecasts Fair stands apart from political scientists because he uses gauges of inflation and economic growth reasoning that a strong economy and low inflation favor the president’s party His forecast currently shows Democrats getting 52 percent of the vote in House races While Fair doesn’t calculate seat shares — he’s less interested in political results — Campbell and other political scientists said 52 percent would likely be enough for Democrats to take the House "What’s holding the Republicans back is that output growth is kind of mediocre" Fair said A burst of economic activity — that is growth in gross domestic product per capita of at least 32 percent in the second or third quarter of this year — could push the Democratic share below 51 percent according to Fair who uses data going back to 1916 That’s enough to keep the House in Republican hands according to Campbell and other political scientists Since Trump took office in 2017 growth in per capital GDP has accelerated slightly but has held between 06 percent and 24 percent (Reporting by Jason Lange; Editing by Damon Darlin and Chizu Nomiyama) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed" Marchetti said, Veseleyville," She said that people were more concerned with AAP’s performance and did not care about such electoral optics.
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