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In Pictures King Mohammed VI Reserves Warm Welcome to Jordans King

Rabat – Invited by King Mohammed VI, Jordan’s King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein arrived on Wednesday to Morocco for an official visit to Morocco.The visit is aimed to consolidate the longstanding ties between the two counties and discuss the political development that the region is experiencing.The two heads of the state also aim to reaffirm the importance of cooperating to strengthen the field of security in the Arab world in order to counterattack the terrorist challenges that the region face They also seek to jointly coordinate in this field to fight terrorism and assume their responsibilities by conducting religious discourses that conform to the percept of the Islamic religion.During their meeting, the two heads of state agreed on the importance of the mobilization of the international community in an attempt to find solutions to the conflicts in the Middle East countries, including Palestine.In honor of King Abdullah II, King Mohammed VI chaired a dinner at Rabat’s Royal Palace in the presence of caretaker of Government, Abdelilah Benkirane and the King’s advisor and the officials of the parliament.King Abdullah II was accompanied by Prince Ghazi Bin Muhammad Bin Talal, Chief Advisor for Religious and Cultural Affairs. read more

UN officials former child soldier call for bolstered efforts to protect children

17 October 2007On the tenth anniversary of a groundbreaking study on the impact of armed conflict on children, two top United Nations officials and a former Sierra Leonean child soldier today appealed for greater efforts to protect children and noted that much work remains to be done. Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict; Hilde Johnson, Deputy Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF); and Ishmael Beah, now a youth activist and author of “Long Way Gone,” briefed reporters in New York on a new report chronicling progress made in the past decade and challenges that remain to be tackled.Ms. Coomaraswamy said that since the release of the landmark study by Graca Machel, former first lady of Mozambique and wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, the “nature of conflict has changed,” manifested in increasing low-intensity intra-State conflicts, terrorism and counter-terrorism and the blurring of lines between armed conflict and criminal activity.Despite the rise of global networks to address the issue of the “brutal consequences” — such as child recruitment and sexual violence — that children bear, “still a lot more needs to be done,” she pointed out.The Special Representative said the progress has been made in the past 10 years, especially in the fight against impunity and war crimes with regard to children and armed conflict. In 2005, the Security Council adopted Resolution 1612, which established a mechanism to monitor grave violations by both governments and insurgents, focusing especially on such crimes as the recruitment of child soldiers.Despite the adoption of several key legal instruments, “the reality on the ground is still incredibly difficult for very, very many children,” Ms. Johnson told reporters.She said that last year, over 18 million children were driven from their homes by conflict, and more than 43 million children in 30 conflict-affected States did not attend school.Regarding the use of rape and sexual violence as a war tactic, Ms. Johnson said that in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), recent figures show that one-third of all rape victims are children.The new report recommends that impunity against perpetrators of “heinous crimes” ends and that children are protected against sexual violence and against being recruited as soldiers, instead being helped to demobilize and reintegrate into civilian life.The Deputy Executive Director said that the study also underscores the need for children “to play a key part in defining their own future and in being a part of these processes.”Also speaking at the briefing, Mr. Beah — who was a child soldier from the age of 13 until UNICEF removed him from the fighting — highlighted the importance of giving children a voice.He welcomed the simultaneous launch today of a parallel youth report entitled “Will You Listen: Young Voices from Conflict Zones.””In my experience, one of the mistakes that I felt was made during the rehabilitation process was that it wasn’t very community-oriented,” Mr. Beah said. “I grew up in a place where there was a very strong sense of community, so when you demobilize a child and focus only on them, the community becomes upset because they’re left out.”He also voiced hope that great strides will be made in the next decade to combat the scourge of children being impacted by armed conflict.”What I would like to stress is, though, is that I hope come another 10 years we won’t be having a discussion again about what to implement but rather what we’ve implemented and how we can actually celebrate successes rather than speak more about challenges that remain,” he said. read more

Cigarettes sold to teens in Mannar

He was responding to a question posed by government MP A.H.M Azwer who had asked if it was true that cigarettes were being sold to youth under 18 years of age in Mannar although there is a law that cigarettes can be sold only to those over the age of 21. Dissanayake said that he was aware that are being sold to teenagers in Mannar. He said that the Health Ministry has received complaints regarding this. Cigarettes are being sold to teenagers in Mannar, parliament was informed today.Deputy Health Minister Lalith Dissanayake said that the relevant officials have been alerted over this. The Deputy Minister said that the police and Public Health Inspectors will be briefed on this and adviced on the action that needs to be taken.He also said that shop owners both in Mannar and even in Colombo will be advised against selling cigarettes to  anyone below the age of 21.

National conversation reveals Libyans desire for united and sovereign nation UN representative

UN Special Representative Ghassan Salamé updated ambassadors on the National Conference which was launched in April, as a way of giving all Libyans a say in responding to the country’s on-going crisis. So far it has been convened in 27 different locations.It is part of a UN Action Plan that provides for amending the Libyan Political Agreement; the stalled 2015 deal aimed at establishing a single national unity government, among other points.Mr. Salamé reported that the process has drawn thousands of participants. “Libyans from all political stripes and segments of society gathered to enter the political conversation, many for the first time with an enthusiasm that could not have been predicted,” he said, speaking via teleconference.“They have made it their own.”While elections must be held as soon as possible, the proper conditions must be in place – Ghassan Salamé (UNSMIL) The National Conference will run through June and is expected to take place in more than 40 locations overall, including Libyan communities based overseas.Special events focusing on the concerns of women, youth and internally displaced persons will also be held.Mr. Salamé said some points of consensus have emerged which show why advancement of the political process is “so vital.”They include “a yearning for a united and sovereign nation and a common belief that, to achieve that, the state must be more decentralized.”The UN Action Plan also calls for the preparation of elections and the National Conference has revealed that Libyans want a vote which can unite the country, as well as the means to emerge successfully from transition. “While elections must be held as soon as possible, the proper conditions must be in place,” Mr. Salamé said, underscoring the need for a new round of voter registration; prior commitment to accepting the results; as well as sufficient funding and security arrangements.Regarding the amending of the Libyan Political Agreement, the UN envoy said despite attempts to “reconcile various opinions,” parties are unwilling to make concessions.“By focusing on elections this year, amending the LPA rapidly shrinks in importance,” he stated. “However, we must demand far more from the current Presidential Council in their final remaining months, both in terms of concretely preparing for the elections, and providing services to the people.”Mr. Salamé also briefed Council members on a new UN strategy to help Libya deal with armed groups who continue to have what he has described as a “perilous” influence on politics and the economy.It involves direct engagement with these groups, in close consultation with the government.While the strategy “will not unravel armed groups tomorrow”, he said it “will help the long process begin in earnest.” read more

Ohio States 8th national championship an unreal feeling

Redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee kisses the College Football Playoff National Championship trophy after Ohio State won its 8th national title in Arlington, Texas Jan. 13. OSU won, 42-20.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorARLINGTON, Texas — Not many people expected the Ohio State football team to be standing at the podium on the winning side of the National Championship at the start of the 2014-15 season.Not even coach Urban Meyer.“To say we had this vision back in September or even August, not a chance,” Meyer said. “I thought this was a team that would battle and battle and find a way to win a bunch of games.”Despite that, Meyer said the challenge he posed to his team at the end of the 2012 season is now finished.“The chase is complete. These guys accepted their final mission and did it. It was our final mantra the past few weeks and I’m very grateful for the work these guys put in,” he said.En route to completing Meyer’s challenge, OSU tied an NCAA Division I record and school record for wins in a season with 14 and doing it after losing senior quarterback Braxton Miller and then redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett to injury.The man who replaced Barrett, redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones, led the Buckeyes to three straight wins over Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon to help OSU to its eighth national title, and the first since the 2002-03 season.Jones threw for 242 yards and accounted for two touchdowns in the victory.He said after the game that the feeling is something he couldn’t even imagine.“It’s even better than I thought. It’s an unreal feeling,” Jones said. “The seniors never could win a bowl game in four years. This is for them.”One of those seniors, wide receiver Devin Smith, said after the game that he told himself when he was getting recruited that he would have a chance to play for a title in his time as a Buckeye.“It means a lot. I’m really at a loss for words,” Smith said. “It hasn’t sunk in yet, but I think here pretty soon it is just going to hit me like, ‘Damn, we just did it.’”Leading the way for the Buckeyes in their 42-20 title game victory over Oregon was sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott, who rushed for a national championship game record 246 yards and four touchdowns.Elliott, who was awarded Offensive Player of the Game for his performance, said after the game that overcoming adversity brought the season full-circle.“It means everything to us, winning the National Championship after everything we went through this season,” Elliott said. “Losing Braxton, then losing to Virginia Tech and how we rebounded against that … then losing J.T. It seems like we’ve been through everything, and it made us who we are.”It wasn’t just the loss of two Heisman hopefuls or the death of a teammate the Buckeyes had to overcome — they also had to overcome hurdles in the game, like four turnovers in order to defeat the Oregon Ducks and Heisman Trophy winner redshirt-junior quarterback Marcus Mariota.Redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee said after the game that he told his teammates his side of the ball would be the reason the Buckeyes would come out on top.“I told these guys in here, ‘DWC: defense wins championships,’” Lee said. “To hold a team like that to 20 points, it’s huge.”OSU senior wide receiver Evan Spencer, whom Meyer has repeatedly called the team’s MVP despite a statistical lack of production, said after the game that he is honored to receive such praise from his coach, especially now that the Buckeyes are national champions.“Honestly I was just thinking about that,” Spencer said. “It’s an unbelievable feeling, unbelievable accolade. This is amazing.”Despite graduating the likes of Spencer, senior tight end Jeff Heuerman and senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett, Smith said he believes the Buckeyes will continue to be successful under Meyer.“The future is very, very bright for this program. It’s left in the right person’s hands with coach Meyer and how good of a coach he is,” Smith said. “I really think he is going to lead this team to greatness. It’s just going to keep going.” read more

Momir Ilic is best Serbian and ExYu player of the Year

Veszprem’s best shooter and captain of the Serbian NT Momir Ilic is voted for the best Serbian player of the year. This is his fourth trophy for the Serbian best player by (Jury is consisted from the Serbian PRESS members and fans):The BEST 7 of Serbian handball 2013/2014 – Men’s:GOALKEEPER: Darko Stanić (Metalurg)LEFT WING: Nemanja Ilić (Toulouse)LEFT BACK: Momir Ilić (Veszprem)PLAYMAKER: Petar Nenadić (Wisla Plock)RIGHT BACK: Marko Vujin (Kiel)RIGHT WING: Bogdan Radivojević (Partizan)LINE-PLAYER: Rastko Stojković (Vive Targi Kelce)Best Serbian players year by year:2008 – Ratko Nikolić2009 – Momir Ilić2010 – Momir Ilić2011 – Marko Vujin2012 – Darko Stanić2013 – Momir Ilić2014 – Momir IlićIlic is also voted for the best “Ex-Yu” player of the years. He got the highest number of votes by journalists from six countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and BIH) ahead of Macedonian star Kiril Lazarov and the last year winner – Domagoj Duvnjak.LINK Andrea LekicMomir IlicSanja DamnjanovicSerbian handball ← Previous Story Naturhouse La Rioja signs Pablo Cacheda Next Story → Sanja Damnjanovic is best Serbian player 2013/2014 – Andrea Lekic with Ex-Yu crown! read more

After two years of delays Cork council to issue tender for dog

first_imgAfter two years of delays, Cork council to issue tender for dog rehoming service Rehoming services for dogs are in Ireland are often run by charities, such as the ISPCA and Dogs Trust. By Cónal Thomas Image: Shutterstock/Rave NIK Share39 Tweet Email Thursday 29 Aug 2019, 6:00 AM CORK COUNTY COUNCIL has yet to set up a public kenneling service and online facility for re-homing and reclaiming dogs two years after it first announced the measure. In August 2017, the council said it needed this service in place and announced the creation of a Facebook page as part of a new tender for the provision of a pound service in Cork.A spokesperson for Cork County Council told at the time that “the closing date for tender submission has passed and it is envisaged that this facility will be operational in the near future”.However, this did not happen. The council now plans to issue a new tender for the service next month. Rehoming services for dogs are in Ireland are often run by charities, such as the ISPCA and Dogs Trust.There are currently three privately-operated pounds in Rafeen, Schull and Macroom. The council’s veterinary department has sought to open a publicly-owned and publicly accessible pound for some years.“Through a delay in processing the award criteria outside of the Council’s control, the Council’s Procurement Officer felt it was inappropriate to proceed,” a council spokesperson told“A request for ‘Tender for a Contract’ for the provision and operation of Dog pound facilities and services will be posted in September 2019,” they added. Local councillor Marcia D’Alton told that she has pushed for the facility to open but that it has been beset by delays. “I was delighted to hear the council was re-tendering. This is the first real positive step we’ve had on this in some time. Everybody was frustrated.”D’Alton says that in the interest of transparency it is important to have the new facility open as soon as possible. Said D’Alton: “People who care very deeply want to be able to see [the dogs].” Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 10,520 Views Aug 29th 2019, 6:01 AM 9 Comments Image: Shutterstock/Rave NIK Short URLlast_img read more

Updated KCT website

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Kouris Power is launching their new website with a power point presentation ready for prospective buyers and licensees. The website also includes demos in for the KTC generators and product information. The power company specialising in non-polluting turbine generators is embarking on an international business trip to discuss prospects in Austria, Germany and Indonesia. The company has been asked to contribute to power six base camps to the hydro project in Papua; it will be the biggest of its type in the world to date. Hydro power is the most advanced renewable energy technology.last_img

Greece lays out red carpet for Aussie businesses

first_img“The red tape will become a red carpet,” Greece’s General Secretary of the Foreign Affairs Ministry has told the Australian delegation at the International Thessaloniki Trade Fair this week. Businesses from around the globe are being courted by Greece as it tries to muster up trade relations and business interest in a flat-lining Greek economy. For the first time, an Australian delegation has made the trip to Thessaloniki to be a part of the Fair, and has been the go to stall for days for locals and international visitors. Ten companies have set up shop at the Fair, including ITM Freight, Cochlear, the Radio Station ‘O Rythmos’, Oakleigh Grammar, Eurobank, KL Energy, Stojanovic and Associates, Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Innovation (HACCI), the Hellenic Australian Business Council (HABC) and the Australian Embassy. One of the most popular of the group, and not surprising given the climate in Greece, is Danijela Stojanovic’s migration law firm. Director of Trade for HACCI, George Iliopoulos, who is currently at the Fair, says there are queues everyday with people seeking migration information. “It’s the business world queuing and the Trade Fair crowd,” he tells Neos Kosmos. “For people, getting information is the key. They want to understand what laws and regulations they need to be aware of and what the most important issues are.” The Fair attracts people from all around the world and is a great way for international companies to promote themselves. Mr Iliopoulos says all the companies taking part this year have signed on to take part next year. Ugg Australia, the famous sheepskin apparel maker, had to pull out this year when their product shipment was delayed, but say they will be a big fixture in next year’s Fair. Greece’s commitment to the international business world has been upped, with the government making sure the message that ‘Greece is open for Business’ gets out into the international world. Australia is heeding the call, and has shown its strongest interest ever. “What we’re seeing now is Australian companies creating traffic to get into Greece,” Mr Iliopoulos says. “Two three years ago this didn’t exist.” With strong relationships between the two countries and better investment opportunities, the Greek market is looking like a much better venture. The Greek government is now making a bigger effort to assist international businesses, who for many years heard red tape horror stories, while trying to help local business through the economic crisis. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras opened the Trade Fair last Saturday, and believed the country would be seeing its first year of growth in 2014. “This year was the hardest, the most crucial, and it turned out to be the most successful,” he said in his speech. “Greece is sticking to its promises and attaining its goals. The only thing needed is for our lenders to also keep their promises,” he said. Excluded from financial markets since 2010, Greece has been kept afloat solely with 240 billion euros in loans and, under the current program, will be financed until the second half of 2014. Also visiting the Fair was Australia’s Ambassador to Greece, Ms Jenny Bloomfield. She highlighted the fact that Australia’s participation in the Trade Fair not only marked the important relationship between Australia and Greece, but was also a sign of confidence in Greece and its future, highlighting the significant trade opportunities that existed. A new outcome from the Fair, which finishes this Sunday, has come from the Americans. Mr Iliopoulos has been approached by the US Senator, Leonidas Raptakis, to create a joint Australian American venture at the next Trade Fair. “He promised next year he will go back to America and wants to set up a joint American Australian pavilion, to share the space together,” Mr Iliopoulos told Neos Kosmos. The Thessaloniki International Trade Fair receives lots of interest from European countries but has yet to see many Australian and American businesses show interest. The Fair attracts more than 800 exhibitors and approximately 200,000 visitors. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Robot Dog Astro Can Sit Lie Down and Save Lives

first_imgStay on target Who’s a good boy? Astro, the four-legged seeing and hearing intelligent robodog.Using deep learning and artificial intelligence, scientists from Florida Atlantic University’s Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics (MPCR) Laboratory are bringing Astro to life.A robotic tail wagger is not exactly new: Boston Dynamics has been honing its all-electric Spot lineup for years.But Astro has a head start—literally.FAU’s quadruped features a 3D-printed noggin (designed to resemble a Doberman pinscher) that contains a computerized brain.He doesn’t just look like a dog, though. He learns like one, too: Astro is being trained via deep neural network to learn from experience and perform real-life tasks.Built-in sensors, radar imaging, cameras, and a directional microphone help ensure that, just like a flesh-and-blood pooch, he can respond to commands like “sit,” “stand,” and “lie down.”Eventually, researchers hope Astro will be able to understand hand signals, detect different colors, comprehend various languages, coordinate with drones, distinguish human faces, and recognize other dogs.“Astro is inspired by the human brain and he has come to life through machine learning and artificial intelligence, which is proving to be an invaluable resource in helping to solve some of the world’s most complex problems,” Ata Sarajedini, dean of FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, said in a statement.Designed to engage and react to his surroundings in real time, the intelligent machine will be able to navigate rough terrains and respond to dangerous situations.As an information scout, Astro can assist police, the military, and security personnel in sniffing out guns and explosives. He is also capable of rapidly searching faces in a database, smelling the air for foreign substances, and hearing distress calls well outside a human’s audible range.As if that weren’t impressive enough, the heartwarming hound may be programmed to work as a service dog for the visually impaired or provide medical diagnostic monitoring.More on to Compete in Underground Challenge in Mining TunnelsNASA Engineers Are Working on Exploring Robots for Future MissionsThis Robot Fish Is Powered by ‘Blood’ Evan Rachel Wood Just As Disturbed by Humanoid Sophia As Everyone ElseMIT’s Thread-Like Robot Slides Through Blood Vessels In the Brain last_img read more

Lacazette urges Ramsey to extend his contract

first_imgAaron Ramsey has just 12 months left on his contract with Arsenal and the situation around him remains unclear – but his teammate Alexandre Lacazette claimed that he should extend the contract and stay.The French striker believes that the Wales international is kind of a legend at Emirates and he should stay at the club to help with the rebuilding phase and be one of the true leaders.The former Lyon striker spoke about Ramsey as he said, according to Standard:“Ramsey is really important. Aaron is there for maybe 10 years, he’s a legend in the club so we have to be respectful for everything he has done.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Of course with his quality, he can help the team to be better.”“He’s an example for all the young players. Of course, we need Aaron in the team.”“I hope and I think you’ll see a better Alexandre Lacazette than last year. Now I have one year in the Premier League, of course, I will be better.”last_img read more

Dolphins Hall of Famer hosts annual backtoschool event for students

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Miami Dolphins Hall of Famer hosted his annual back-to-school shopping spreee in Davie for students.Jason Taylor, former Dolphin and, now, Hall of Fame defensive end, hosted his annual “Cool Gear for the School Year” event at the Old Navy in Davie on Monday.More than 60 students from both Miami-Dade and Broward counties were treated to a $300 back-to-school shopping spree. 7News meteorologist Vivian Gonzalez and anchor Alex de Armas also joined students during their shopping spree.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Yuvraj Singhs exgirfriend Kim Sharma flashes her belly button piercing in bikini

first_imgHowever, Kim is not the only actress Yuvraj was linked with in Bollywood, before he settled with Hazel. He also reportedly dated Preeti Jhangiani, Minissha Lamba, Shamita Shetty, Riya Sen and even Deepika Padukone. Preity Zinta’s name had also come up once, but angry about the references she had clearly denied having a relationship with Yuvraj.Kim had made her debut in Bollywood with Aditya Chopra’s Mohabbatein in 2000 but she struggled to cement her position in the industry. She soon vanished from the Hindi film industry after delivering a slew of flops in her career. She was last seen in SS Rajamouli’s Telugu blockbuster Magadheera making a special appearance. Kim SharmaInstagramActress Kim Sharma may have been away from showbiz but for the past one year, she was in the news for her relationship with actor Harshvardhan Rane. But their romance was short-lived as they parted away in April this year after dating for a year. The actress, however, didn’t let the break up affect her emotionally and she has now turned her focus on living the present to the fullest. And her Instagram account is a proof of that wherein she keeps giving a sneak peak into her daily life.She recently posted a picture wherein she was seen flaunting her belly button piercing while chilling in the swimming pool wearing a multi-coloured neon bikini. Showing off her well-toned body with a smile on her face, Kim said that she misses sunshiny day in the midst of the gloomy ones.Last night, Kim attended her rumoured ex-boyfriend and cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s retirement party in Mumbai wherein she was seen having a great time with the man of the evening. She also happily posed for pictures with Yuvraj and wife Hazel Keech together which speaks a thousand words about their cordial relationship.Wearing a leopard print thigh-high slit strapped gown, Kim Sharma looked hotter than ever. After the India’s all-rounder announced his retirement from all forms of cricket earlier in June, Kim had lauded him for his achievements on the field.As Hazel called it the “end of an era” on Yuvraj’s retirement, Kim Sharma, whom the cricketer reportedly dated for some years before splitting in 2007, had left a note on Hazel’s post which reads, “Shine brighter you lovely duo.”She also took to her own Twitter account and wrote, “Well played Yuvraj. A standing ovation for some unforgettable moments in sport. May your next phase be as smashing with Hazel.” Kim Sharma, Yuvraj SinghInstagram Kim Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Hazel KeechInstagramlast_img read more

Dogs can do what you do or remember what you say

first_imgFor all dog owners out there, your canine friends are paying attention to what you say and do and they’ll remember too. It will be a delightful discovery for dog lovers to know about the findings of this study.A new study has suggested that just like humans, dogs too have “episodic memory” – the ability to remember and recall events from the past. The study revealed that dogs can recall a person’s complex actions even when they don’t expect to have their memory tested. “The results of our study can be considered as a further step to break down artificially erected barriers between animals and humans,” said Claudia Fugazza from Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE) in Budapest, Hungary.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFor the study, the team first trained 17 dogs to imitate human actions with the “Do as I Do” training method, in which dogs watch a person perform an action and then do the action themselves. For example, if their owner jumps in the air and then gives the “Do it!” command, the dog would jump in the air too. Next, the dogs were trained to lie down after watching the human action, no matter what it was.After the dogs had learned to lie down reliably, the researchers surprised them by saying “Do It” and the dogs did. The dogs were then tested in that way after one minute and after one hour.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe results showed they were able to recall the demonstrated actions after both short and long time intervals. However, their memory faded somewhat over time, the researchers observed. The same approach can most likely be used and adapted in a wide range of animal species, to better understand how animals’ minds process their own actions and that of others around them, the researchers noted. The study published in the journal Current Biology.last_img read more

Law enthusiasts discuss International Humanitarian Law

first_imgIn its continuing endeavour to deliver the best possible education, Chanderprabhu Jain College of Higher Studies and School of Law has been organizing various academic and allied events that expose the students to practical learning in the legal field. In pursuance of this tradition, CPJ College successfully accomplished its third National Law Festival (LOI FIESTA-2018), which was organized on March 16-17. The main theme of the national conference was “International Humanitarian Law”. During the festival, there were mainly five national events i.e. national seminar, national moot court competition, national quiz, national legal drafting and national client counselling competition. A large number of students’ teams, faculty members, and research scholars belonging to more than two dozen law institutes, colleges and universities from all over India, took part in the competitions with enthusiasm and vigour. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe festival witnessed its ceremonial beginning with the National Anthem and lightening of the auspicious lamp by dignitaries. The chief guest, Prof. (Dr) Ranbir Singh, Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Delhi, in his inaugural address emphasized on the importance of International Humanitarian Law and its impact on the states in the present day scenario.On this occasion, the guest of honour, Prof. (Dr.) Afzal Wani, GGSIP University, Delhi and Dr Anuradha Sahibaba, Legal Associate, ICRC, New Delhi also addressed the gathering. During the interactions, they highlighted the advantages and relevance of the IHL to the states and the people during conflicts, warfare and terrorist activities. They also focused on the dynamics of International Humanitarian Law and highlighted the recent trends in the classification of armed conflicts, IHL, peace operations and challenges of the detention-related issues. During this festival, the distinguished guests appreciated the endeavours of the management, especially Subhash Chand Jain, Chairman and Abhishek Jain, General secretary whose valuable guidance and close supervision have made the Law Festival a grand success.last_img read more

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first_img Study findings suggest that basal-like breast cancer (above) and ovarian tumors have similar genetic origins and potentially could be treated with the same drugs. Photo by Matthew Ellis, M.D., Ph.D., Washington University in St. LouisSept. 25, 2012 — The most comprehensive analysis yet of breast cancer shows that one of the most deadly subtypes is genetically more similar to ovarian tumors than to other breast cancers.The findings, published online Sept. 23 in Nature, suggest that most basal-like breast tumors and ovarian tumors have similar genetic origins and potentially could be treated with the same drugs, says the study’s co-leader Matthew J. Ellis, M.D., Ph.D., the Anheuser-Busch Chair in Medical Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The other co-leader is Charles M. Perou, Ph.D., at the University of North Carolina.Basal-like tumors account for about 10 percent of all breast cancers and disproportionately affect younger women and those who are African-American.The new research is part of The Cancer Genome Atlas project, which brings together leading genetic sequencing centers, including The Genome Institute at Washington University, to identify and catalog mutations involved in many common cancers. The effort is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).“With this study, we’re one giant step closer to understanding the genetic origins of the four major subtypes of breast cancer,” says Ellis, who treats breast cancer patients at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University. “Now, we can investigate which drugs work best for patients based on the genetic profiles of their tumors. For basal-like breast tumors, it’s clear they are genetically more similar to ovarian tumors than to other breast cancers. Whether they can be treated the same way is an intriguing possibility that needs to be explored.”Currently, for example, basal-like breast tumors often are treated like many other breast cancers, using anthracycline-based chemotherapy. But another of Ellis’s studies recently showed that women with basal-like tumors don’t benefit from these drugs, which also have severe side effects. At the very least, he says, the new data indicates that clinical trials should be designed to avoid the use of these drugs in basal-like tumors.As part of the new research, a nationwide consortium of researchers analyzed tumors from 825 women with breast cancer. The scientists used six different technologies to examine subsets of the tumors for defects in DNA, RNA (a close chemical cousin of DNA) and proteins. Nearly 350 tumors were analyzed using all six technologies.“By tying together those different datasets, we can build a story around the biology of each breast cancer subtype that is dictated by the genome, interpreted by the RNA and played out by the proteins at work inside each tumor,” says co-author Elaine Mardis, Ph.D., co-director of The Genome Institute. “These data can serve as a backdrop for other questions about how particular mutations affect survival or response to certain drugs.”The study confirmed the existence of four main subtypes of breast cancer: Luminal A, luminal B, HER2 and basal-like. The latter includes most triple-negative breast tumors, so-named because they lack receptors for the hormones estrogen, progesterone or human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2). These tumors often are aggressive and do not respond to therapies that target hormone receptors or to standard chemotherapies.Across the four subtypes, mutations in only three genes – TP53, PIK3CA and GATA3 – occurred in more than 10 percent of patients’ tumors. But, the scientists found unique genetic and molecular signatures within each of the subtypes. Their findings add to the growing body of evidence suggesting that tumors should be cataloged and treated based on the genes that are disrupted rather than the location in the body.In general, compared to the other subtypes, basal-like and HER2 tumors had the highest mutation rates but the shortest list of significantly mutated genes. These genes are thought to be major drivers of cancer progression. For example, 80 percent of basal-like tumors had mutations in the TP53 gene, which have been linked to poor outcomes. About 20 percent of the tumors also had inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, which are known to increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer.“This suggests that it only takes a few hits to key genes that drive cancer growth,” Mardis explains.A high frequency of TP53 mutations also occurs in ovarian cancer, the researchers noted. Overall, the genetic profiles of basal-like and ovarian tumors were strikingly similar, with widespread genomic instability and mutations occurring at similar frequencies and in similar genes.Finding new drug targets for basal-like breast tumors is critical, and the research suggests that patients with mutations in the BRCA genes may benefit from PARP inhibitors or platinum-based chemotherapy, which are already used to treat ovarian cancer.By comparison, luminal cancers (which include estrogen receptor-positive and progesterone-receptor positive tumors) had the lowest mutation frequencies and longer lists of significantly mutated genes. This suggests defects in multiple genetic pathways can lead to the development of luminal breast cancers.Most patients with luminal A cancer have good outcomes, and the most common mutation in that subtype occurred in PIK3CA, which was present in 45 percent of tumors. TP53 mutations only occurred in 12 percent.Some patients with luminal B tumors do well but many experience recurrence years after treatment. Interestingly, the most common mutations in these tumors occurred in TP53 (linked to poor outcomes) and PIK3CA (linked to good outcomes), which may explain the disparate results seen in patients with this subtype.“Now, we’re much closer to understanding the true origins of the different types of breast cancer,” Ellis says. “With this information, physicians and scientists can look at their own samples to correlate patients’ tumor profiles with treatment response and overall outcomes. That’s the challenge for the future — translating a patient’s genetic profile into new treatment strategies.”This research is supported by the following grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH): U24CA143883, U24CA143858, U24CA143840, U24CA143799, U24CA143835, U24CA143845, U24CA143882, U24CA143867, U24CA143866, U24CA143848, U24CA144025, U54HG003079, P50CA116201 and P50CA58223. Additional support was provided by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Department of Defense through the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.Perou CM, Ellis MJ and The Cancer Genome Atlas network. Comprehensive molecular portraits of human breast tumours. Nature, Sept. 23, 2012.Maggie, CU, Ellis MJ, Perou CM. Responsiveness of intrinsic subtypes to adjuvant anthracycline substitution in the NCIC. Clinical Cancer Research. Feb. 20, 2012.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | September 25, 2012 Some Deadly Breast Cancers Share Genetic Features with Ovarian Tumors The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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