The admission process for various undergraduate courses at Delhi University (DU) for the academic session 2014-2015 is set to begin from June 2, 2014. Students who have cleared their Class 12 board exams and are interested in pursuing UG programmes from the University can obtain the registration forms from the dedicated registration centers till June 16, 2014.There are 77 colleges under Delhi University. These colleges will release five cutoff lists for the general category and the first list will be out on June 24, the day admissions begin. After the declaration of the cut off lists by the University, the students will need to report to the college of their choice within the stipulated period.Candidates can apply for admissions to undergraduate programmes both online and offline. With the introduction of centralised admission process, there will be no sale of forms in individual colleges, except for those candidates applying under sports and extracurricular activities categories.While the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12th Results for all regions are expected to be declared by tomorrow, i.e. May 29, 2014, state boards like Jammu and Kashmir, Uttrakhand, Bihar, and Himachal Pradesh have already declared their Class 12 results. There will be no entrance test for non-professional courses like English and admissions will be based on cutoff.Important Dates:Issue and receipt of registration forms: June 2, 2014 to June 16, 2014 (9 am to 1 pm)Notification of first admission list: June 24, 2014Admission and payment of Fees: June 24, 2014 to June 26, 2014Notification of second admission list: June 26, 2014Admission and payment of Fees: June 27, 2014 to June 30, 2014advertisementNotification of third admission list: July 1, 2014Admission and payment of fees: July 1, 2014 to July 3, 2014
DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Durant spent about 25 minutes on the court before leaving toward the end of the Warriors’ shootaround session for continued treatment.“He went through full shootaround and went back to get treatment,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “We’ll list him game-time decision, but it looked good and we’ll see where it all goes.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Tony Parker says he’s retiring from NBA after 18 seasons Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Kerr was asked if he had any reservations about Durant’s ability if he is ultimately cleared to play in Game 5 of the finals.“You worry about the conditioning,” Kerr said. “The skill, obviously, is undeniable and he’s a guy who can get a shot off anytime he wants. He’s been in similar situations with us where he’s had long layoffs. He’s Kevin Durant. If we have him out there, he’ll be a threat. We know that.”Durant was the NBA Finals MVP when Golden State captured titles in 2017 and 2018. He has missed Golden State’s last nine games; the Warriors are 6-3 in those contests. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Durant did not say anything as he walked past a horde of media to get toward the Warriors’ locker room.He was cleared by the Warriors’ medical staff after Game 4 of the NBA Finals and practiced with the team on Sunday for the first time since his injury. He averaged 26.0 points per game for the Warriors during the regular season and 34.2 points in 11 playoff games before he got hurt in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – MAY 08: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors walks out to the court as Stephen Curry #30 waits to take a shot from the hallway before their game against the Houston Rockets in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 08, 2019 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPTORONTO — Kevin Durant practiced Monday morning. The Golden State Warriors will wait before deciding if he plays Monday night.The Warriors are listing Durant — who has been sidelined for more than a month with a strained calf — as a “game-time decision” for Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors trail the Toronto Raptors 3-1 in the title series, meaning their quest for a third consecutive NBA championship could end Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport View comments
India’s junior women boxers clinched 12 medals, including four gold, at the third Nation’s Cup in Vrbas, Serbia.The team won four gold, four silver and four bronze medals and claimed the runners-up trophy. Tamanna (48kg), Ambeshori Devi (57kg), Preeti Dahiya (60kg) Priyanka (66kg) notched up the gold medals.Tamanna was adjudged Best Foreign Boxer. She blanked Russia’s Alena Tremasova 5-0 in the final, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) said in a statement.Manipur’s Ambeshori and Haryana’s Dahiya continued their fine runs from the Black Forest Cup in June to secure hard-fought 3-2 wins over Sweden’s Duna Sipel and Ukraine’s Kristina Kartavtseva respectively.Haryana’s Priyanka secured a commanding 5-0 win over Russia’s Olga Petrashko.In 50kg, Karnataka’s Anju Devi settled for a silver along with Maharashtra’s Simran Verma (52kg), Haryana’s Manshi Dalal (75kg) and Punjab’s Tanishbir Kaur Sandhu (80kg).Goa’s Aashreya Naik (63kg), Neha (54kg), Khushi (70kg) and Alfiya Akram Khan Pathan (+80kg) picked up bronze medals after losing their respective semifinal bouts.Over 160 boxers from 20 countries participated in this tournament, for which India sent a 13-member squad. boxingIndiaserbia First Published: August 19, 2019, 6:30 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
(REOPENS SPD 3) (REOPENS SPD 3) Shirke said the BCCI will have a new selection committee in place but sidestepped queries on whether it would conform to the recommendations made by the Lodha panel. The BCCI has a five-member committee right now but the Lodha panel has suggested a three-member committee comprising of former players with Test experience. “We will definitely have a new selection panel in place. Theres no uncertainty for BCCI. I cant say about anything else,” was Shirkes response to the issue. PTI SSR PM PM
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12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention Editors’ Recommendations This Coastal Airstream Road Trip Has Us California Day Dreamin’ Vanderhall’s 2020 Carmel GT Is a Race-Ready, 3-Wheel Go-Kart Nevada’s Massacre Rim Named Latest International Dark Sky Sanctuary Glenfiddich Grand Cru Makes a French Connection with 23-Year-Old Scotch Travel is all about perspective.Sometimes, seeing a place in a new way is like seeing it for the first time. These three U.S. destinations are no “hidden gems,” but seeing them differently — perhaps by a new mode of transport — can make them even more bucket-list-worthy.Rafting the Grand CanyonThe vast majority of visitors to the Grand Canyon are happy to pull to the side of the road, snap a handful of almost Instagram-worthy pics, and move along. But, the most fascinating way to experience this geological wonder is from the canyon floor. Companies like Arizona Raft Adventures offer guided tours of the entire 226-mile stretch of the Canyon from Lee’s Ferry to Diamond Creek. Hardcore adventurers will appreciate their 14-day, all-paddle tours which require travelers to work their way down the river entirely under their own power. For the slightly less adventurous, their Classic Adventure tour offers a mix of paddle and motorized rafts.Related: The 3 Really, Really Cold Places You Need to TravelCruise Alaska’s Southwest PassageLarge cruise ships can take passengers almost anywhere these days. Almost. But to truly explore Alaska’s southwest passage requires a proper, small-ship cruise in a vessel narrow and nimble enough to navigate the region’s tricky marine geography. The fleet at Maple Leaf Adventures is designed to do just that. While the company’s itineraries are centered around British Columbia, its two Alaska-based offerings are worth a look. The Alaska Supervoyage takes visitors aboard a classic, 88-foot tugboat purposefully outfitted to explore the state’s coastal waters. The vessel can take passengers up close with tidal glaciers to watch massive blocks of ice fall into the ocean below. Its small size also allows for navigating to remote, protected creeks where grizzlies often feed. Beyond the onboard hot tub, there are few “traditional” luxury amenities, as most guests take advantage of the daily hiking, kayaking, fishing, and hot-springs opportunities.Track Wolves in Yellowstone National ParkThe easy accessibility of Yellowstone National Park has made it a de facto stop for families embarking on their own Great American Road Trip. But, well beyond Old Faithful and the parking lots full of apartment-sized RVs, there are “hidden” sides to the park that few visitors ever see. Natural Habitat Adventures’ Ultimate Wolf & Wildlife Safari is designed to take small groups of nature-loving travelers to the park’s most off-the-beaten-path spots. Highlights of the 7-day journey include: joining research scientists to track wolves in the Lamar Valley — a remote area that’s the best in the world for spotting the elusive creatures — and trekking the National Elk Refuge by sleigh to search for elk and bison against a backdrop of the Grand Tetons.
zoom Monaco-based tanker owner Scorpio Tankers has received an approval for a loan of up to USD 300 million from ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Nordea Bank Finland plc, acting through its New York branch, and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB. According to the company, the loan, which will be used to refinance the existing indebtedness on 16 MR product tankers, has a final maturity of five years from the first drawdown date and bears interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 2.50% per annum.The loan will be comprised of a term loan up to USD 200 million and a revolver up to USD 100 million, and the availability can be used to finance up to 60% of the fair market value of the respective vessels, Scorpio Tankers said.The new debt is subject to customary conditions precedent and the execution of definitive documentation.Scorpio Tankers’ net income for the first quarter of 2016 dropped to USD 28 million, compared to a net income of USD 40.7 million reported in the corresponding period in 2015.The company added that its vessel revenue for the period reached USD 165.1 million, while it was at USD 160.7 million in the first quarter of 2015.Scorpio Tankers currently owns 77 product tankers with an average age of 1.7 years and time charters-in 12 product tankers. The company has contracted for 10 newbuilding product tankers.
The SKECHERS Foundation today announced a $1.5 million fundraising goal for the eighth SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, an annual event to support children with special needs and education.Media sponsor NBC4 will join returning presenting sponsor Nickelodeon and a team of celebrities – including Sugar Ray Leonard, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Tommy Lasorda, Denise Austin and Camila Alves – for the event on Sunday, October 23 in Manhattan Beach.“The SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk has grown from a passionate community event devoted to children with special needs and education, to a star-studded movement that has broken records every year and raised $1.4 million for kids last year alone,” said Michael Greenberg, president of SKECHERS. “Over the years, our message has remained the same – to support, educate and inspire our children. We’re truly grateful to have so many join forces to realize this year’s $1.5 million goal for our kids: from dedicated, longstanding partners like Nickelodeon, to a respected media organization like NBC4, and all of the local businesses and individuals that have put their hearts and souls behind this walk for nearly a decade.”“Nickelodeon is proud to continue its support of the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk and the amazing work that will benefit from it, providing support for children with special needs and education opportunities,” said Sharon Cohen, executive vice president of Partner Marketing, Nickelodeon.“NBC4 is proud to be the first and exclusive media sponsor of an event that gives generously to children with special needs,” said Steve Carlston, president and general manager of NBC4 Southern California. “NBC4’s commitment to local communities runs deep and the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is another meaningful way to support neighborhoods in the South Bay.”Since its inception in 2009, the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk has dramatically grown its event in order to build awareness for children with special needs and education. Supported by its dedicated community and distinctive sponsors, the Walk has raised approximately $7 million to date, which has helped education foundations improve school technology, science labs, libraries and music programs, reduce class sizes and save teachers’ jobs. The Walk also provides critical funding for The Friendship Foundation – an organization that assists children with special needs and their families through one-on-one peer mentoring and social recreational programming including field trips, summer camps and music classes.With more than 12,000 participants attending the 2015 Walk, SKECHERS is anticipating an even larger turnout at the 2016 event – which will include special performances by triple threat Asia Monet Ray, social media star and singer Jordyn Jones, pop group New District, and dance sensation Aidan Prince. Starting at 9AM, the 3.4-mile route will begin at the Manhattan Beach Pier, traveling to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back. To register or make a donation, visit skechersfriendshipwalk.com or follow SKECHERS on Facebook and Twitter.In addition to headlining sponsor Nickelodeon and media sponsor NBC4 Southern California, the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk thanks its sponsors that include: Wells Fargo, Steel Sports, The Claudette and Ethan Rickett Care Foundation, Ross, Zappos.com, Vertra, WSS, United Legwear & Underwear Co., Mattel, Body Glove, Premier Displays & Exhibits, Kids Foot Locker, JAKKS Pacific, Marshalls, Cushman & Wakefield, Caskey & Caskey, Siltanen & Partners Advertising, Continental Development, Northrop Grumman, Equinox, Chevron, and many others who have provided funds and support to provide a better future for children.
Agadir – Customs Brigade have recently foiled an attempt to smuggle 250 kg of cannabis and 40 kg of contraband tobacco near Agadir.The drug was concealed in a car coming from Marrakesh, said a statement from the regional customs office, adding that the driver of the vehicle is wanted.An investigation was opened under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor’s office.
Rabat – The 28th Summit of the African Union (AU) kicked off on Monday in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Heads of State in attendance have a deadline of two days to reach decisions on two imperative points; the election of the Commission’s new President and Morocco’s request to rejoin the union.African Heads of States are set to meet on Monday at the Addis Adaba Summit, under the theme of “Harnessing Demographic Dividends Through Investments in Youth.”The summit will also discuss the means through which peace and security in Africa can be maintained. Additionally, the topics of financing the AU and the establishment of a continental free trade area will also be covered. Debate on Morocco’s return to the AU started early Monday afternoon, as the Heads of State sit down to discuss what is considered to be this summit’s main subject. While some see this debate as a mere formality, other parties still have serious doubts around the legality of this return. At the heart of issues lay tensions surrounding the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), a controversial member of the AU, which has yet to be recognized by many of the AU countries, including Morocco.Morocco’s position, however, looks good, at least on paper. The Kingdom, for example, has already obtained the minimum number of votes required to pass. This should leave Morocco’s return as only a matter of formality, with regard to Monday afternoon’s debate.As part of the royal initiative taken by King Mohammed VI to slowly begin the prelude to Morocco’s return to the AU, the King, currently in Addis Adaba, held one-on-one meetings with several heads of state during a reception held in honor of the 28th AU Summit, Sunday night. Dignitaries at the dinner included Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.For many Heads of State, Morocco has met all the required conditions to reintegrate into the AU. Reinstatement will enable Morocco to regain its position among international organizations, particularly the United Nations, in light of the AU’s efforts in resolving conflicts arising in different parts of the continent.
…unlicensed gun found, several stolen items recovered Minutes after a Route 42 minibus driver and three of his East Bank Demerara bound passengers were robbed at Middle Street, McDoom, East Bank Demerara by three males whom themselves were also passengers, ranks of a mobile police patrol apprehended them in a house at Second Street, Agricola.An unlicensed revolver which was allegedly used in the commission of the crime was found on one of the suspects; it had four live matching rounds in its chambers. Several items stolen from the victims have been recovered. These included two shoulder bags and two purses. A passing police patrol commanded by a Police Corporal pursued the suspects and soon after arrested them in a house. At the time of arrest, the suspect with the firearm, was comfortably covered with a sheet, pretending to be sleeping whilst the others in whose possession the stolen items were found, were relaxing as if nothing ever happened. RECOVERED: The unlicensed revolver allegedly used during the brazen robberyAn investigation revealed that the victims and suspects along with other passengers departed the bus park at Stabroek Market about 10:00hrs this morning. As the vehicle approached McDoom, the suspects requested that the vehicle stop at Middle Street, McDoom, for them to disembark and having exited, one of the suspects drew a handgun and then relieved the driver of $4,000 and the other victims of two cellular phones and their handbags, containing items of little value, and then fled the scene. They are assisting with the investigation. One of the suspects, has already been implicated in a similar robbery that occurred recently. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBandit nabbed with unlicensed gun, ammo – and cash he stole from minibus driver, passengerFebruary 8, 2016In “Crime”‘Bandit’ turns self in after robbing, shooting minerSeptember 7, 2017In “Crime”Trio accused of multiple counts of armed robbery remandedDecember 15, 2017In “Court”
Though more coal is to be imported into India, generating electricity from imported coal is set to become expensive as India removes duty concessions, granted in last year’s budget. India’s coal production failures and plans for the future are detailed in the International Mining magazine April issue on this country’s underachieving mining industry. Mineweb now reports India’s Finance Minister P Chidambaram saying last Thursday that the country needs to reduce its dependence on coal generated power. “Currently it is expected that India’s coal imports will rise to 185 Mt by 2016-17, driven primarily by the needs of the power sector,” Mineweb reports. “Chidambaram, while presenting the Budget to Parliament on Thursday, said that the needs of the current power projects and those that would come up by 2015-16, leave the country with no alternative but to import coal and blend it. In order to boost domestic production, Chidambaram also advised the house that the public private partnership (PPP) model should be followed to raise coal production. He said Coal India could be roped in as one of the partners in order to increase production.“In the annual budget speech to Parliament, he said price pooling of imported coal is under consideration of the Indian government. However, many state governments are not in favour of price pooling as it would affect power rates. Earlier this month, the government had given in-principle approval for coal price pooling that would ensure higher fuel supplies to stranded power projects.“Incidentally, coal supply from Coal India and its subsidiary companies increased by 8% during April 2012 to January 2013. The Coal Ministry said that during these 10 months, 380 Mt of coal were supplied by Coal India, compared to 351 Mt last year. Over the same period, production too increased 5.8% compared to the previous year. In January 2013, Coal India produced 46.42 Mt of coal against 44.6 Mt in the same month last year, an increase of about 4%.“Though Coal India has been flagged for not being able to supply fuel for power generation, the company has supplied coal to NTPC at 107.5 Mt as against a target of 102.5 Mt. This indicated a growth rate of 16.4% over the same period last year.“Also in the budget, the government has imposed a 2% customs duty on thermal coal and a countervailing duty of 2%. Earlier, it was just 1% countervailing duty which could be claimed back by the company importing the coal.“Analysts said generating electricity from imported coal would become expensive with the removal of duty concessions granted in last year’s Budget.”One coal importer told Mineweb, “The cheapest variety of Indonesian coal, which is ruling at $42/t, will see a rise of costs by Rs 45 ($0.82) and the costliest category which is ruling around $70/t will see a Rs 75 ($1.37) rise.”“Meanwhile, companies with coal blocks have also been allowed to sell their surplus coal under a public private partnership model in the market, instead of selling only to Coal India. Under the Coal Mines Act in India, all coal produced in the country, except those produced by captive mines, have to be sold only to designated end users, while any surplus has to be sold to Coal India. The process has made mining for coal unremunerative as the public sector company is often unable to pick up the produce from the mines which pile up for years.“In 2012, the Indian government got embroiled in a major controversy as it was found that, of the 192 mines allocated over the years to private parties since 1993, only 29 had come into production.Domestic coal production has the potential to reach 785 Mt by 2016-17. Of this, more than a tenth could be from the captive blocks, though production from these blocks has been declining.
New Delhi: The cross-examination of former Union minister M J Akbar concluded Saturday before a Delhi court in a criminal defamation case filed by him against scribe Priya Ramani, who has accused him of sexual misconduct in #MeToo campaign. During his cross-examination by senior advocate Rebecca John, appearing for Ramani, Akbar was questioned about the allegations made by other women journalists who had also accused him of sexual misconduct while they were working with him. While he termed as “misunderstanding” the allegations made by Majlie De Puy Kamp, who worked with him as an intern, Akbar said he was not aware of an article written by his former colleague Ruth David accusing him of sexual harassment. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us “I am not aware nor have I read any articles written by Ruth David recounting instances of sexual misconduct on my part. If any article is written, the allegations are denied,” he told Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal. Akbar, who had resigned as minister on October 17 last year following the allegations levelled during the campaign, said that prior to filing the complaint against Ramani, he was aware that several other women had made allegations against him but he did not file any complaint of defamation against any other person, international or Indian publication. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us However, he said he was not selective in filing this complaint against Ramani in order to target her. He said that Ramani’s tweets used language that was deeply offensive, maligning, in bad faith, and a web of fabrication spun out of the lies. He also said that the allegations in Ramani’s articles were false. The court will now take up the matter on July 15. Akbar filed a private criminal defamation complaint against Ramani after his name cropped up on social media as the #MeToo campaign raged on in India. Ramani accused Akbar of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago when he was a journalist. He has denied the accusations. Advertise With Us Akbar had earlier told the court that the allegations made in the article in Vogue and the subsequent tweets were defamatory on the face of it as the complainant had deposed them to be false and imaginary. He had told the court in his statement that an “immediate damage” has been caused to him due to the scurrilous, concocted and false allegations of sexual misconduct. Multiple women have come out with accounts of alleged sexual harassment by him while he was working as a journalist. Akbar has termed the allegations “false, fabricated and deeply distressing” and said he was taking appropriate legal action against them.
Map of GazipurA Gazipur court on Wednesday sentenced nine people to death for killing a college student in 2010, reports UNB.The condemned convicts are-Selim, son of Shamsul Haq, Asadul Islam, son of Abdul Sobhan of Joydebpur, Zahirul Islam Jhantu, son of Nazmul Haq of North Chyabithi area, Jewel, son of Babul Mia of Bilashpur area in the city, Touhidul Islam Pritom alias Pritu, son of Abdul Malek of South Chayabithi area, Arif, son of Siddique of Rathkhola area, Hanif, son of Lehaj Uddin of Samantapur area, Ripon Ahmed Jewel, son of Ayub Ali of North Bilashpur area in the city and Bakka Sumon, of Jhenigati upazila in Sherpur district.Of them, Selim, Hanif, Jewel and Asadul were tried in absentia.The court also fined the convicts Tk 10,000 each. Besides, the court sentenced the convicts to six months and two years imprisonment under two sections of the case and fined them Tk 1,000 and 2,000 each respectively.According to the prosecution, Kaisar, a friend of victim Shahadat Hossain Shohag, a 3rd year honours student of Bhawal Badre Alam Government College and son of Abul Hashem Sufi, called Shohag to Rajbari field to settle a dispute on 8 January 2010.When Shohagh along with his friend Nahid went to the field, the convicts locked into an altercation with them over the issue.At one stage, they stabbed Shohagh indiscriminately, leaving him critically injured.He was taken to a local hospital where doctors declared him dead.Victim’s father filed a case with Joydebpur police station.After examining the records and witnesses, Gazipur additional sessions judge MD Fazle Elahi Bhuiya handed down the verdict.
When someone mentions Playboy magazine, what usually pops to mind is Hugh Heffner in a bathrobe, numerous “bunnies”, and a nude centerfold. Apart from this, since its first publication in 1953, Playboy’s editors have always nurtured a lifestyle magazine image, with opinion pieces, political analysis articles, and interviews with a variety of influential figures ― from movie stars to civil activists. After its significant boom in the 1960s, which came along with the Sexual Revolution, Playboy enhanced its cultural role in American society by promoting sexual liberty, as well as opposing the conservative reaction that considered pornography a great taboo.New York Playboy Club Bunnies – Waren Smith, Tiki Owens, and Liz James – aboard USS Wainwright, c.1971While Playboy’s journey from a small-time lad-mag to world-renowned brand included numerous legal ups and downs. Perhaps one of the most interesting of these is related to a very special edition of the magazine ― intended for blind people.Yes, it is true, there was actually a series of publications of Playboy written in braille, printed on brown paper with a simple “Bunny” logo, and most importantly without any pictures whatsoever.Photo by archiv11The magazine was printed in association with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and therefore featured no adds as well, as it was financed from the national budget.By the time the first Playboy for the blind came out, Hugh Hefner’s media outlet had already established itself as one of the power-houses of New Journalism, along with Esquire and Rolling Stone, by publishing subjective, in-depth opinion pieces and interviews authored by the likes of Truman Capote and Alex Haley.Hugh Hefner. Photo by Toglenn CC BY-SA 3.0They also featured a number of short stories of some of the most exciting authors of the time. Writers like Vladimir Nabokov, Arthur Clarke, Ursula Le Guin, and Doris Lessing, just to name a few, all contributed to Playboy, raising the bar significantly in comparison to other magazines of the same niche. In one particularly memorable issue, country star Dolly Parton posed (not nude) with a creepy giant bunny. Check out the video below:Therefore, it comes as no surprise that many read it not just for the nudes, but for intellectual and literary stimulation as well. Apart from Playboy, there were 35 other publications adapted specially for the blind, although this was the only erotic magazine on the shelves. Nationwide users could purchase a yearly subscription and have it delivered to their home address, or even rent a copy from their local library.Playboy braille edition, November 1984. Photo by archiv11By the 1980s, Playboy had become the sixth most popular magazine read by blind people in America. This, however, attracted the attention of representatives in the Congress who considered it was wrong to use public funds in financing what was primarily a pornographic magazine.As early as 1981, Republican senator Mack Mattingly of Georgia proposed that the editions exclude columns like “Party Jokes,” “Ribald Classics,” and “Playboy Forum,” finding them inappropriate for blind readers.This was the first attempt to censor Playboy for blind readers, which ultimately failed, but stirred up public opinion on pornography in the wake of a rising tide of New Conservatism.Playboy braille edition, November 1984. Photo by archiv11The second hit came in 1985, after another vocal opponent, Ohio Republican representative Charlmers Wylie, wrote several letters calling for the cutting of funds, thus disabling the publication.At the time, some $103,000 was used annually to produce 1,000 12-month subscriptions to the braille edition of Playboy. The proposition to cut the funds was put to a vote at the House of Congress and resulted in 216 to 193 in favor of canceling the publication.However, as soon as word got out, many members of the community of blind people decided to collectively sue the government for denying them the right to purchase content which is sold legally to people who are not faced with such handicap.Playboy braille edition, November 1984 issue close up. Photo by archiv11They were joined by a number of other organizations, as well as members of the public. Then-Librarian of Congress, Daniel Boorstin, openly protested calling the vote a case of censorship.The list of plaintiffs included Oral Miller who had been blind since childhood, as well as the American Council of the Blind, 41 Congress members, the Blinded Veterans Association, the American Library Association, and Playboy Enterprises Inc.Regarding the jeopardized existence of Playboy in Braille, one concerned reader wrote a letter to the American Council of the Blind in July 1985, in which he stated:“It had been a point of pride in the blind community that Playboy existed in braille. It helped legitimize blind people as ‘normal’. Is this a first step toward censoring other materials? The blind population has the right to have access to materials representative of the culture.”Playboy, November 1984 issue. Photo by archiv11Finally, on August 28th, 1986, the vote was overturned on the grounds that it violated the First Amendment. The Braille edition of Playboy has been in print without interruption since then.Read another story from us: Dolly Parton’s Risky Playboy Shoot – A Serious Gamble for her Wholesome ImageThe case itself demonstrated how censorship could be achieved if not confronted, and also raised awareness about the importance of inclusion of all people, regardless of their impairment.
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News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Structural connectomes (top two rows) and corresponding florbetapir PET images (bottom two rows) in four patients with normal cognition (NC) with the lowest whole cortex amyloid burden (left) and the four patients with AD with the highest whole cortex amyloid burden (right) focused on the composite regions used in connectome versus amyloid analysis. Nodes represent the centroids of the FreeSurfer parcellations in the frontal (red), cingulate (green), temporal (light blue), and parietal (dark blue) regions. This is merely a schematic intended to show the concepts and is not intended to show any visually discernible generalizable difference between the patients with NC and those with AD. Structural network metrics provide more sensitive information about the connectome than are apparent through visualization alone.December 8, 2014 — Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. As many as 5 million Americans are affected, a number expected to grow to 14 million by 2050, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Preventive treatments may be most effective before Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed, such as when a person is suffering from mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a decline in cognitive skills that is noticeable but not severe enough to affect independent function. Previous efforts at early detection have focused on beta amyloid, a protein found in abnormally high amounts in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.For this study, researchers looked at the brain’s structural connectome, a map of white matter tracts that carry signals between different areas of the brain, which provides a way to characterize and measure these connections and how they change through disease or age.Results from 102 patients enrolled in a national study called the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) 2 were analyzed. The patients had undergone diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), an MRI method that assesses the integrity of white matter tracts in the brain by measuring how easy it is for water to move along them.The researchers correlated changes in the structural connectome with results from florbetapir positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, a technique that measures the amount of beta amyloid plaque in the brain. Increased florbetapir uptake corresponds with greater amounts of the protein.The results showed a strong association between florbetapir uptake and decreases in strength of the structural connectome in each of the five areas of the brain studied.”This study ties together two of the major changes in the Alzheimer’s brain—structural tissue changes and pathological amyloid plaque deposition—and suggests a promising role for DTI as a possible diagnostic adjunct,” said Jeffrey W. Prescott, M.D., Ph.D.Based on these findings, DTI may offer a role in assessing brain damage in early Alzheimer’s disease and monitoring the effect of new therapies.”Traditionally, Alzheimer’s disease is believed to exert its effects on thinking via damage to the brain’s gray matter, where most of the nerve cells are concentrated,” said Jeffrey R. Petrella, M.D., professor of radiology at Duke and senior author on the study. “This study suggests that amyloid deposition in the gray matter affects the associated white matter connections, which are essential for conducting messages across the billions of nerve cells in the brain, allowing for all aspects of mental function.””We suspect that as amyloid plaque load in the gray matter increases, the brain’s white matter starts to break down or malfunction and lose its ability to move water and neurochemicals efficiently,” added Prescott.The researchers plan to continue studying this cohort of patients over time to gain a better understanding of how the disease evolves in individual patients. They also intend to incorporate functional imaging into their research to learn about how the relationship between function and structure is affected with increasing amyloid burden.This study was presented at RSNA 2014.Other co-authors on the study are P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D. and Kingshuk R. Choudhury, Ph.D.For more information: www.rsna.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Stroke | August 16, 2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute…. read more News | December 08, 2014 Imaging Shows Brain Connection Breakdown in Early Alzheimer’s Disease Changes in brain connections visible on MRI could represent an imaging biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Related Content Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more
Go back to the enewsletterCorporate travel payments provider, AirPlus International, has partnered with travel management system provider, Tramada Systems, to offer more convenience for travel agencies and better quality service for corporates.Tramada’s mission is to automate travel workflows to increase agents’ productivity and optimise solutions and integration with the entire travel ecosystem. Tramada provides plug-and-play modules that reduce manual handling and ensure seamless feeds between applications.With the most recent release of the Tramada technology platform, corporate travel agencies are now able to capture better quality data for AirPlus customers, improving the management of their travel programs.The Tramada AirPlus File Export now offers 10 variable data fields to AirPlus customers, giving them unmatched capability to capture the data a company needs for expense management. Companies benefit from configurable data fields as they are able to capture specific information for each transaction that assists to identify and code it for accounts payable and the general ledger. This includes project and matter numbers, cost centres and authorisation codes. Companies now have full flexibility on the data they require their TMC to capture in order to simplify their reconciliation process.Setting up customers with the appropriate data is also made easier for the travel agency, rendering a streamlined collection of data. The agent will now be able to flexibly select the field configuration based on each client’s requirements.David Newington, Commercial Director APAC for AirPlus International said: “Variable fields were an important factor in the enhancement of the booking process from the travel agency side and we are delighted to have solved this with Tramada. This is a great news for our customers and partner travel agencies in Australia and New Zealand.”Susan Enners, Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand of Tramada Systems, said: “Our agencies’ corporate clients have ever-increasing data requirements when it comes to expense management. We are delighted to partner with AirPlus to deliver additional enhanced data fields to meet and exceed those customer requirements. Furthermore, it reaffirms our commitment to integrating with world-class technologies that streamline processes, saving agents time and money.”Go back to the enewsletter
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