Foraminotomy

first_imgDefinitionForaminotomy is surgery that widens the opening in your back where nerve roots leave your spinal canal. You may have a narrowing of the nerve opening (foraminal stenosis).Alternative NamesIntervertebral foramina; Spine surgery – foraminotomyDescriptionForaminotomy takes pressure off of a nerve in your spinal column. Thisallowsthe spineto move more easily.Foraminotomycan be performed on any level of the spine.You will be asleep and feel no pain (general anesthesia).During surgery:You lie face down on the operating table. A cut (incision) is made in the middle of the back of your spine. The length of the incision depends on how much of your spinal column will be operated on.Skin, muscles, and ligaments are moved to the side. Your surgeon may use a surgical microscope to see inside your back.Some bone is cut or shaved away to open the nerve root opening (foramen). Any disk fragments are removed.Other bone may also be removed at the back of the vertebrae to make more room (laminotomy or laminectomy).The surgeon may do aspinal fusionto make sure your spinal column is stable after surgery.The muscles and other tissues are put back in place. Theskin is sewn together.Why the Procedure Is PerformedA bundle of nerves (nerve root) leaves your spinal cord through openings in your spinal column. These openings arecalled the neural foramena. When the openings for the nerve root become narrow, itcan put pressure on your nerve. This condition is called foraminal spinal stenosis.advertisementThis surgery may be considered if you have severe symptoms that interfere with your daily life. Symptoms include:Pain that may be felt in your thigh, calf, lower back, shoulder, arms or hands.The painis often deep and steadyPain when doing certain activities or moving your body a certain wayNumbness, tingling, and muscle weaknessYou will have an MRI to make sure foraminal stenosis is causing your symptoms.You and your doctor can decide when you need to have surgery. Foraminal stenosis symptoms often become worse over time, but this may happen slowly.RisksRisksof any anesthesia are:Reactions to medicationsBreathing problemsRisksofforminotomy are:BleedingInfection in wound or vertebral bonesDamage to a spinal nerve, causing weakness, pain, or loss of feelingPartial or no relief of pain after surgeryReturn of back pain in the futureThrombophlebitisBefore the ProcedureTellyourdoctor or nurse what medicines you are taking. This includes medicines, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.During the days before the surgery:Prepare your home for when you leave the hospital after surgery.If you are a smoker, you need to stop. Your recovery will be slower and possibly not as good if you continue to smoke. Ask your doctor for help.Two weeks before surgery, your doctor or nurse may ask you to stop taking medicines that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn).If you have diabetes, heart disease, or other medical problems, your surgeon will ask you to see your regular doctor.Talk with your doctor if you have been drinking a lot of alcohol.Ask your doctor which medicines you should still take on the day of the surgery.Let your doctor know right awayif you get acold, flu, fever, herpes breakout, or other illnesses.You may want to visit a physical therapist to learn exercises to do before surgery and to practice using crutches.On the day of the surgery:You willlikely be asked not to drink or eat anything for 6 to 12 hours before the procedure.Take the medicinesyour doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.Bring your cane, walker, or wheelchair if you have one already. Also bring shoes with flat, nonskid soles.Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital. Be sure to arrive on time.After the ProcedureYou willlikely wear a soft neck collar afterward if the surgery was on your neck. Most people are able to get out of bed and sit up within 2 hours after surgery. You will need to move your neck carefully.You should be able to leave the hospital the day after the surgery. You should be able to drive within a week ortwo andresume light work after4 weeks.Outlook (Prognosis)Foraminotomy for spinal foraminal stenosis will often provide full orsome relief of symptoms.Future spine problems are possible for all patients after spine surgery. If you had foraminotomy and spinal fusion, the spinal column above and below the fusioncould have problems in the future. If you needed more than one kind of precedure in addition to foraminotomy (such aslaminotomy, laminectomy,or spinal fusion), you may have more of a chance of future problems.advertisementReferencesCurlee PM. Other disorders of the spine. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA:Elsevier Mosby; 2007:chap 41.Park AL. Lower back pain and disorders: intervertebral discs. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2007:chap 39.Weinstein JN, Tosteson TD, Lurie JD, et al. Surgical versus nonoperative treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis four-year results of the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial. Spine. 2010;35(14):1329-38.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

Wiaan Mulder handed South Africa Test call-up for Sri Lanka series

first_imgSouth Africa have called up uncapped all-rounder Wiaan Mulder to their squad for the two-Test series against Sri Lanka that starts next week.The 20-year-old, who was previously included in the squad for last year’s series against Australia but has yet to make his Test debut, was sidelined by an Achilles injury from September to January.His inclusion is the only addition to the squad that scored a clean sweep over Pakistan in their three-Test series in December and January.”Wiaan has been part of our strategic thinking in developing a batting all-rounder for the Test squad for some time,” head selector Linda Zondi said in a statement on Thursday.”His injury came at an unfortunate time and we are gradually working him back into the Proteas set-up.”We never want to rush players back from injury because that can be counter-productive, but he has now had a couple of good weeks of action in the four-day domestic series.”After the convincing victory against Pakistan the selectors are looking to exercise consistency in the squad and at the same time to strengthen it through the inclusion of Mulder,” Zondi added.Squad: Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Duanne Olivier, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn.Also Watch:last_img read more

Get NYC Handsome With Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers

first_imgPrevious Next How to Shave With a Straight Razor The Ultimate Guide on How to Shape a Beard Has it become more acceptable for guys working on Wall Street and in more corporate jobs like banking and finance to grow a beard? Is there a way to groom a beard that makes it more refined for the office?The younger guys are trying to push through the old ways and make it acceptable by maintaining their beards with their barber/stylist. They are keeping the beard length short and the neck and cheeks clean shaven. We find this can be easily done using Truman’s Shave Cream. Finish with Truman’s After Shave Balm to avoid any bumps or ingrown hairs.”Sadly, it will soon get colder here in NYC. Should men switch up their skincare products or grooming routine with the change of seasons?Yes, keeping your skin moisturized during the winter months is critical! Start by adding Truman’s Facial Moisturizer, but don’t forget the little things, like avoiding chapped lips. Using Truman’s Lip Balm daily will hydrate while healing dry cracked lips.You come in contact with a lot of dirt and grime living in a big city. Tell us about Truman’s remedies for clean hair and skin. New York City certainly presents challenges in terms of grooming. When it comes to skincare, we find prevention is the best move. Wash your face daily with Truman’s Facial Cleanser. And use our face scrub two or three times a week to remove deep down dirt and without drying out your skin. For hair, wash every other day with Truman’s Moisturizing Shampoo. It seals in moisture without making your hair feel weighed down and heavy.Do you have any advice for guys that want to color their hair?Yes, leave it to the professional! Do not try anything you see on TV. It’s not that easy! A stylist can formulate for your specific needs and keep it looking natural without too much upkeep. Be sure to use a color safe, sulfate free shampoo. Truman’s Moisturizing Shampoo will help keep your color looking its best until your next appointment.Winter is coming, along with fly away static hair, flakey dandruff, and the dreaded hat head. Do you have products or solutions that can help?We suggest using our moisturizing shampoo every other day to help with dry scalp through the winter months. Drying your hair before leaving the house, can help with dry scalp issues, too. “ Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Fall is quickly approaching. It’s time to turn over your closet and your medicine cabinet too. So while you’re replacing your seersucker shorts with a slick leather jacket, think about updating your haircut and elevating your shaving regime as well. We’ll get you started by looking to the Big Apple, always ahead of the curve when it comes to style trends. NYC based, Lorraine Leninger Carlin, Creative Director of Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers tells us about their new line of skincare and shaving supplies while forecasting the latest fall grooming trends coming out of Gotham.What about grooming and styling guys in NYC is different from other places?   New York is the fashion capital of the world. People are exposed to all the latest looks and want to look polished from head to toe. Guys are finding that a great haircut and great grooming can be just as essential as a sharp outfit. That goes for casual and off-duty looks as well.How will New Yorker’s be wearing their hair this fall? Which cut do you think will be most popular cut?Men’s style is leaning towards more polished looks, so I think that classic haircuts will be making a comeback this fall. How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster Editors’ Recommendations 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard 1 of 7last_img read more

SomaliCanadian journalist Hodan Naleyeh dies in Somalia extremist attack

first_imgAt least 10 people have been killed in an extremist attack in Somalia including a prominent Somali-Canadian journalist and her husband.Mogadishu-based independent radio station Radio Dalsan confirmed to The Associated Press that Canadian journalist Hodan Nalayeh and her husband, Farid Jama Suleiman died in the attack Friday.A Somali official says the attack started with a suicide car bomb blast and then gunmen stormed a hotel in the port city of Kismayo.Global Affairs Canada has not confirmed the deaths but says it is aware of a bombing in Somalia and is working to get more information.Nalayeh was born in Somalia in 1976, but spent most of her life in Canada, first in Alberta and then in Toronto.The Somali Journalists Syndicate says Naleyeh was the producer, presenter and founder of Integration TV.It says she had recently returned to Somlaia from Canada, where she attended school and worked as a journalist on TV programs in Toronto.Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says she is sad and shocked to hear about her death.“I am so sad and shocked to learn of the tragic death of @HodanTV and her husband Farid in a terrorist attack, along with other victims of this hate-fuelled violence,” Horwath said on Twitter. “Hodan’s endless positivity and her love for people was inspiring.”Somalia’s al-Shabab Islamic rebels have claimed responsibility for the attack.— with files from AP The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Maple Leaf Foods to sell biodiesel business to US firm for 645M

TORONTO — Shares in Maple Leaf Foods Inc. rose sharply Friday, up almost 8% after the company announced it was selling its Rothsay business unit to a Texas-based company.The Rothsay business operates six rendering plants and a biodiesel plant employing a total of 550 people in four provinces.The rendering plants in Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Quebec recover fats and proteins produced as a byproduct of the slaughtering process.The biodiesel plant in Quebec creates products for use as fuel.Maple Leaf says the Rothsay employees will transfer to the new owner, Darling International Inc. of Irving, Texas.Toronto-based Maple Leaf will receive about $645-million for Rothsay and use the money to pay down corporate debt.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Maple Leaf shares closed up $1.05, or 7.84%, at $14.44.“The sale of our rendering and biodiesel business supports our strategy to focus on effective capital deployment and profitable growth in the consumer packaged foods market,” said Michael McCain, president and CEO.“We are delighted to have concluded almost a year-long process with an agreement with Darling, the North American leader in food waste recycling.”Randall Stuewe, chairman and CEO of Darling International, said: “We look forward to joining forces with Rothsay’s management team and employees and to the opportunity this brings our shareholders for future growth.”Maple Leaf Foods is a meat and bakery company which employs some 19,500 people at its operations across Canada and in the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. It had sales of $4.9-billion in 2012.The Canadian Press read more

Sri Lanka records high number of road accidents

The Sri Lankan government also made it mandatory for drivers and front seat passengers of motor vehicles to wear seat belts.Doctors at the state hospital in the city had said that they got some 200 to 300 road accident victims being admitted for treatment every week. Rohana said that 15 accidents had occurred during that period and among those killed were two teenagers, aged 16 and 17, when the motorbikes they were riding collided with each other.Last year the Sri Lankan motor traffic department said that it was to give local police the right to cancel the driving license of reckless drivers. The police also noted that almost all the accidents reported in Sri Lanka over the 24 hour period ending on Sunday morning was outside the capital Colombo. Sri Lanka has recorded an increase in the number of road accidents so far this year with 156 people killed, the police said on Sunday.Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said that 17 people were killed in separate road accidents over a period of 24 hours between Saturday morning and Sunday morning. He said this was an increase in the number of road accidents reported in recent times and blamed it on drivers and pedestrians ignoring road rules. read more

Average Canadian household is 112329 in debt growing in past five years

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Average Canadian household is $112,329 in debt, growing in past five years: BMO by News Staff Posted Jun 6, 2012 3:41 pm MDT TORONTO – A new bank study suggests the average Canadian household is more than $100,000 in debt and that Canadians have ramped up borrowing in the past five years.The first annual BMO survey on household debt found that average household debt among Canadians surveyed stands at $112,329, including mortgage, credit card, line of credit and loan debt.But the bank says so-called good debt like mortgages outweighs less favourable forms of borrowing.While 25 per cent of those surveyed say they are debt free, 41 per cent say that they have taken on more debt in the past five years as a result of increased spending.And 54 per cent of respondents said they expect to be debt free in the next five years.The survey also found that 70 per cent of Canadians believe they can afford to pay down debt by paying more than the minimum, but one-third appear to be stretched with paying only the minimum amounts.The report, conducted by Leger Marketing to measure the amount of debt Canadian households are carrying and how it’s managed, surveyed 1,507 Canadians in an online poll at the beginning of April. read more

BlackBerry launches Hub on Google Play store to lure Android users

BlackBerry launches Hub+ on Google Play store to lure Android users by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 3, 2016 10:08 am MDT Last Updated Aug 3, 2016 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – In a bid to turn around its unprofitable mobile business unit, BlackBerry is making some of its software available for download to Android smartphone users through Google Play.The company is releasing BlackBerry Hub+, a suite of applications that includes a unified inbox, password keeper and calendar, among other features.Smartphone users running the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system can download a free 30-day trial version, after which they can opt to continue using a free version of Hub+ with advertisements or subscribe to an enhanced version of the service for $0.99 a month.CEO John Chen has said he believes BlackBerry (TSX:BB) can make its mobile business segment profitable in the fiscal year ending February through software licensing deals.But he remains committed to the company’s hardware business as well.Last week, BlackBerry released the new affordably-priced Android-powered DTEK50, and announced plans to release multiple new devices before the financial year ends. read more

UN warns of spike in grave violations against children in Mali as

She added that children should be going to school and playing with their friends, not worrying about avoiding violence or being forced to fight.The Malian Government has been seeking to restore stability and rebuild following a series of setbacks since early 2012 that fractured the country, including a military coup d’état, renewed fighting between Government forces and Tuareg rebels, and the seizure of its northern territory by radical extremists.Concern is rising that while the north has been the main focus of insurrection, central areas of the country, especially around Mopti, are increasingly being embroiled in fighting. According to the UN, so far more than 150 children have been killed in 2019, with 75 injured due to violent attacks. The number of child soldiers in armed groups has doubled comparing to the same period in 2018, and more than 900 schools remain closed due to insecurity.The sharp rise in grave violations has also resulted in a dramatic increase in the need to protect children in the north and the center of Mali. “The needs of Mali’s most vulnerable children are tremendous,” stressed Lucia Elmi, UNICEF Representative in Mali.UNICEF has been working with local authorities to protect more than 377,000 at risk children, along with other UN agencies and partners, to provide medical and psychosocial care for conflict-affected children; support the release and reintegration of children from armed groups; reunite separated children with their families; and provide care for survivors of violence, including sexual violence. The crisis in Mali remains one of the least funded humanitarian operations in the world. In 2019, UNICEF is requesting $4 million to meet child protection needs in the country. “We must not accept the suffering of children as the new normal. All parties must stop attacks on children and take all necessary measures to keep them out of harm’s way, in line with international human rights and humanitarian law,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore.Abducted and abused, Sala is one of hundreds of children in Mali suffering extreme violence due to ongoing conflict. #NotATarget #ChildrenUnderAttack pic.twitter.com/STUYQDIZN7— UNICEF (@UNICEF) August 13, 2019 read more

EHF TV VELUX EHF CL Round 2 BEST 7

EHF TV announced the “BEST 7” after VELUX EHF Champions League Round 2. Here are the best players which performances you can watch in the video:Left wing: Timur Dibirov (Vardar)Left back: Filip Jicha (Kiel)Playmaker: Lukas Karlsson (Kolding)Right back: Renato Vugrinec (Metalurg)Right wing: Valentin Ghoinea (Wisla)Line-player: Jacob Heinl (Flensburg)Goalkeeper: Slavomir Szmal (Kielce) best 7 handballhandball best ← Previous Story VIDEO: Alilovic’s fingers for big celebration in Veszprem Next Story → FUCHSE SECURE FUTURE BETWEEN THE POSTS: Stochl stays until 2016! read more

The US could send a special envoy to Northern Ireland soon

first_img Feb 24th 2018, 7:55 AM Saturday 24 Feb 2018, 7:55 AM 22 Comments The US could send a special envoy to Northern Ireland soon The role has been vacant under President Donald Trump. 6,623 Views http://jrnl.ie/3869580 By Paul Hosford Share76 Tweet Email center_img Simon Coveney and Rex Tillerson Image: Pablo Martinez Monsivais Simon Coveney and Rex Tillerson Image: Pablo Martinez Monsivais Short URL AMERICA COULD SEND a special envoy to Northern Ireland in the future.The issue was discussed yesterday when Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington.Tillerson told reporters he was reviewing names for the position.The position has existed since 1995, when George Mitchell took up the position. It was vacant between 2011 and 2014, but President Barack Obama appointed former senator Gary Hart to take up the position.It has been vacant under President Donald Trump.A statement from the Department of Foreign said Coveney and Tillerson had “discussed a range of issues, including the current impasse in Northern Ireland and the implications of Brexit”.The prospect of a future Northern Ireland envoy was also discussed, said Coveney.“The United States has been instrumental in helping to broker peace in Northern Ireland and continues to provide valuable encouragement and support to the peace process.”On Brexit, Coveney updated Tillerson on negotiations and pledged that Ireland would play an enhanced role in transatlantic relations.“I told the Secretary of State that Ireland faces the challenges of Brexit as a global island at the heart of Europe and as a country with a close partnership with the US. I also underlined our determination that Brexit must not in any way undermine the peace process and the gains achieved by the Good Friday Agreement.“I also expressed the view that Ireland would be in a position to play an enhanced role in transatlantic relations post-Brexit in light of our unique ties with the US.”Read: ‘Phase two may be very rough’ – Trump announces heavy sanctions on North Korea Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Thérapie génique la dystrophie musculaire de Duchenne bientôt guérie

first_imgThérapie génique : la dystrophie musculaire de Duchenne bientôt guérie ? Québec, Canada – Des chercheurs de la Faculté de médecine de l’Université Laval viennent de démontrer qu’il est possible de réparer le gène défectueux à l’origine de la dystrophie musculaire de Duchenne, une maladie héréditaire qui frappe un garçon sur 3500. La dystrophie musculaire de Duchenne provoque une dégénérescence progressive des muscles qui, s’amorçant dès la petite enfance, entraîne généralement la mort du patient avant l’âge de 25 ans. Elle est causée par des mutations qui affectent une protéine appelée dystrophine. Ces dernières altèrent la séquence normale des nucléotides du gène de cette protéine et en stoppent la synthèse. L’équipe du professeur Tremblay s’est associée à Cellectis, une firme spécialisée, afin de concevoir des méganucléases, enzymes capables de reconnaître et d’extraire les régions mutées du génome des personnes atteintes de dystrophie de Duchenne. Lors d’essais in vitro, les chercheurs ont introduit des gènes codant pour différentes méganucléases dans des cellules musculaires humaines. Ils ont répété l’expérience in vivo avec des souris porteuses de la mutation qui cause la maladie. Les deux séries de tests ont montré que ces méganucléases peuvent mener à une restauration de la séquence normale des nucléotides du gène de la dystrophine et à son expression dans les cellules musculaires. Il reste encore plusieurs étapes à franchir avant d’envisager le recours à cette approche chez l’humain, met en garde le professeur Tremblay. Il faudra d’abord démontrer, chez des animaux de laboratoire, qu’il est possible d’introduire directement une méganucléase dans les cellules musculaires et que la synthèse de dystrophine peut en résulter. “Il faudra sans doute de deux à trois ans pour y arriver”, estime le chercheur. “Les phases subséquentes, incluant des essais sur des sujets humains, pourraient prendre encore plus de temps”, conclut-il. Le 24 avril 2010 à 16:56 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Barcelona puts price on striker wanted by West Ham

first_imgThe English side would have to pay up to 3 million Pounds if they want Paco Alcácer to join them this season; would only be a loanPublished by the Daily Star in the United Kingdom, there have been reports that Spanish powerhouse Barcelona have put a price on striker Paco Alcácer if he wants to join the Premier League.The forward could end up costing up to 3 million Pounds to English club West Ham United, but will only join the competition on a loan.The 25-years-old has been a surplus in Barcelona, playing only 37 times in La Liga in over two years at Barca.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.His goal scoring abilities are not playing in his favor either.In 37 occasions on the field, the player has only scored ten times during the Spanish competition, with four more goals coming from the Spanish Cup and only once in the Champions League.But it seems the ex-Valencia and ex-Getafe athlete will only exit Barcelona if West Ham pays 3 million Pounds for his loan, something the English club might not be too keen on doing.last_img read more

James Cameron congratulates Marvel on beating Avatar at the box office

first_img Marvel Tags James Cameron congratulated Marvel for beating his movie, Avatar, in terms of box office sales. James Cameron This past weekend was a big one for Marvel Studios. Not only did the company reveal plenty of movies for its upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 at San Diego Comic-Con, but it also reached the top of the box office with Avengers: Endgame,  surpassing 2009’s Avatar. One person congratulating the studio was Avatar’s director, James Cameron. Cameron tweeted his congratulations Monday morning from the official Avatar Twitter account. The tweet consisted of Iron Man surrounded by woodsprites from the film with a caption reading “Oel ngati kameie,” which is Na’vi for “I see you.”  Now playing: Watch this: To @JimCameron- you’re a monumental reason why we fell in love with film in the first place. Thank you for always inspiring us and opening the world’s eyes to what’s possible. We can’t wait to see where you take us next… pic.twitter.com/nrOqKVjGFa— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) July 22, 2019 Previous examples of this box office baton that’s been passed since 1977, starting with Steven Spielberg himself. (Cameron is the only director to pass to himself, from Titanic to Avatar.) pic.twitter.com/RHQC6tSsiM— Fandango (@Fandango) July 22, 2019 TV and Movies Culture Congratulations, @MarvelStudios! pic.twitter.com/DWZDX0uDVi— Avatar (@officialavatar) July 22, 2019 Review • AVADirect Avatar VR desktop review: A big, powerful VR desktop 3:04center_img Saturday was when Avengers: Endgame took the top spot with $2.79 billion in ticket sales, putting Avatar in second place at $2.789 billion. This is the second congrats from the Avatar director. In May, Cameron gave kudos to the Marvel team when Avengers: Endgame grossed more than the director’s previous box office mega-hit, Titanic. Cameron is following a tradition of directors congratulating others for their box office smashes. Most notably, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas praised one another when their respective films, Star Wars, Jaws and Jurassic Park, out-earned one another. The Russo Brothers, who directed the record-breaking film, tweeted their appreciation for Cameron, saying he was a “monumental reason” they fell in love with film. Saturday was also the day Marvel Studios revealed its upcoming movies, including Thor 4: Love and Thunder, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Blade starring Marhersella Ali.  Marvel didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Originally published on July 22, 8 a.m. PT.Update, 1:03 p.m. PT: Adds Russo Brothers tweet. 0 Post a comment Marvel’s Phase 4 plan explained AVADirect Avatar VR desktop Share your voicelast_img read more

4yrold girl allured by food raped and killed in Badda

first_imgDetectives arrested a suspected rapist-cum-killer in connection with the recovery of a four-year-old girl’s corpse from Badda on Sunday night, reports UNB.The arrestee was identified as Shipon, 35.Police recovered the body of Tanha, 4, daughter of Mehedi, from inside a toilet of a tin-shed house adjacent to Abul Hotel in Adarshanagar area on Sunday evening.Officer-in-charge of Badda police station MA Jalil said that the body bore strangulation mark on its neck and injury marks on both legs.Police sent the body to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital for autopsy, he added.Tanha. File photoThey are primarily suspecting that the girl was raped and later strangled to death, he also said.Meanwhile, briefing reporters at DMP media centre on Monday, joint commissioner (DB) Abdul Baten said the perpetrator reportedly raped the minor girl after alluring her with food.The detectives started shadow investigation alongside local police station soon after the incident came to light on Sunday evening. Acting on a tip-off, a Detective Branch special team arrested Shipon from Badda area on Sunday night, he said.Tanha had been residing at a rented house of Adarshanagar with her parents. Arrested Shipon was one of their neighbours, living in a rented room with his wife.Tanha’s mother. Photo: Abdus SalamShipon had been working as a day labourer, since recently being released from jail after five years. When Tanha was returning home on Thursday crossing Shipon’s room, he pulled Tanha inside his room alluring her with food, and then he allegedly raped her, the joint commissioner of DB said.As Tanha cried out for help, Shipon strangled her, and after the girl died, fled the scene throwing the body of Tanha into a toilet of the house, he said.Mehedi, the father of the ill-fated girl filed a case with Badda police station accusing the arrested Shipon, said Abdul Jalil, the OC of the police station.last_img read more

Court wants Holey Artisan probe report 25 June

first_imgA Dhaka court on Thursday set 25 June for submission of the probe report in a case filed over the Holey Artisan cafe attack, reports UNB.Dhaka metropolitan magistrate, NurunnaharYasmin, fixed the date as the investigation officer of the case, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit inspector Humayun Kabir, failed to submit the probe report on Thursday.Earlier, on 10 April, the court fixed 17 may for submission of the probe report.In the evening of 1 July, 2016, five militants entered the Holey Artisan Cafe and Bakery with bombs, machetes and pistols, and took several dozen people, including 18 foreigners, hostage.Twenty hostages – nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladesh-born American and two Bangladeshis – were killed as the militants sprayed them with bullets indiscriminately or cut their throats to confirm their death inside the cafe.Besides, two senior police officers – Banani police station then officer-in-charge Salauddin Ahmed Khan and Detective Branch assistant commissioner Robiul Islam – were shot dead when police tried to gain control of the bakery.A case was filed with Gulshan police station in connection with the terror attack.Later, the case was transferred to the Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).last_img read more

The Harrowing True Story Behind the Dingo Ate My Baby Saying

first_imgNearly four decades ago, Australia was shaken by an outlandish case in which two-month-old Azaria Chamberlain mysteriously disappeared. The tragedy unfolded on August 16, 1980, as Lindy and Michael Chamberlain took their three children in Uluru (Ayers Rock), an area in Australia which — besides its iconic monolith stone rock — is noted for the presence of dingoes.The day was supposed to easy-going, having a nice family time out in nature. But only shortly after setting up camp, the trip proved fatal for the Chamberlains. Hearing her baby crying, Lindy went to the tent to check on Azaria.This is an isolated part of a frame from the original video. Over five years after being given a life sentence for murdering her baby Azaria, new evidence is discovered leading to the release of Lindy Chamberlain. Photo by ABC_Lindy_Chamberlain_Free.ogv CC BY-SA 3.0There she saw a wild dog that stood it’s ground for a moment, growling, then it turned tail and ran off. Of Azaria, there was no sign.It must have been in that eerie moment when Lindy Chamberlain uttered her famous phrase that a dingo ate her baby.The media and pop culture were fast to assimilate the tragedy in sensational headlines or works of fiction. The 1988 film A Cry in the Dark in which Meryl Streep takes the role of Lindy and uses “The dingo’s got my baby!” as her grim punchline, assured the phrase was now equally as famous as “the dog ate my homework.”Meryl Streep portrays Florence in “Florence Foster Jenkins.”Photo by Dick Thomas Johnson CC BY 2.0In the meantime, Lindy and Michael Chamberlain were living a horror as they faced accusations of infanticide.The baby’s body was never found in the widespread search carried out in the area, and for some investigators, the story with the dingo seemed dubious.Many fellow Australians did not trust Lindy’s story either. Even though reports of dingoes attacking livestock were well-known, they found it hard to believe the animal would attack a human baby, too.1980 – FILE PHOTO TAKEN IN 1980 – LINDY CHAMBERLAIN’S BABY AZARIA WHO WAS TAKEN BY A DINGO WHILE THE FAMILY WAS ON A HOLIDAY NEAR AYERS ROCK ON 17 AUGUST 1980. (photo by Getty Images)In a follow-up investigation in 1981, traces of blood found in the Chamberlain’s car was taken as evidence of the murder.Prosecutors went on to allege that Lindy Chamberlain slit her daughter’s throat using scissors and, after getting rid of the body with her husband, she used the deceptive dingo story to justify her actions.The trial was vividly followed by Australian media. For the public, it was the most sensational news that a mother had killed her own child even in the absence of a strong motive.At the peak of the scandal, 77 percent of Australians polled said that they thought Lindy Chamberlain was guilty of murder, not any creature from wildlife, according to Time.Disappearance of Azaria Chamberlain (Photo by Russell McPhedran/Fairfax Media/Fairfax Media via Getty Images).The doubts stirred up by the press around Lindy’s story were somewhat murky. One thing was that her husband was a pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which was scarcely known across Australia at the time. Word quickly spread that the church was an obscure cult and embraced practices such as child sacrifice.The meaning of the baby’s name, Azaria, was also interpreted as “sacrifice in the wilderness.” According to the site huggies.com.au, however, the name means “rose, helped by god, or God helps.”Another thing was how Lindy Chamberlain was perceived when she appeared in court. Never once did the woman publicly yell in anger, she was always well turned out in smart clothes, and the press described her as seeming “cold,” attributes easily associated with someone who might be a cold-blooded killer.Dingo in Exmouth, Western AustraliaLindy was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. Her husband, charged with being an accomplice to murder, received a lesser punishment. The Chamberlains appealed the decision, but they were denied by the High Court and commenced serving their sentences. Until 1986, when the case had a turning point.A jacket that belonged to Azaria was found in the area of Ayers Rock, the same area containing abundant evidence of dingo dens. The new find substantiated the Chamberlains story of what happened that dreadful August day in 1980.As the sentences for both Lindy and Michael were annulled at this point, a new wave of investigations was initiated. Suddenly it seemed very plausible that the Aussie native dogs were to blame for the girl’s demise, though the cause of death on Azaria’s death certificate was only amended to “unknown.”Azaria Chamberlain’s black clothes, which provoked lots of conspiracy therories, are going on display at the National Museum of Australia in a new exhibition. The image shows curator Guy Hansen in Canberra, 6 September 2005. SMH Picture by CHRIS LANE (Photo by Fairfax Media/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)It was not until the end of 2010 when the government took up Azaria’s case again after Lindy Chamberlain campaigned to list dingo attack as the official cause of death for her daughter. The case was finally resolved in 2012 when the coroner ultimately ruled exactly that — a dingo was responsible for the murder three decades ago.“The hearing was an ironic repeat of the first coroner’s inquest in 1980-81 when Michael and Lindy Chamberlain had sat together before coroner Dennis Barrett, who agreed to telecast his findings nationwide that a dingo had taken the baby,” wrote the Sydney Morning Herald on the occasion.Australians went on to express their regrets for having wrongfully assumed Lindy Chamberlain was a murderer. Comedians alike apologized for using her phrase in public appearances.Read another story from us: Cages Used to be Put Over Graves to Protect Against Body SnatchersSince Azalia’s case, several other fatal attacks involving the wild dog have been reported on Australian territory, which attests the animal is more than capable to attack even when not provoked.last_img read more

Gay family told to use modern means of communication to stay together

first_imgThis gay family are appealing a Home Office decision to deport one of the men back to Cuba (Picture: Change.org/D Hutchinson) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… A Gay family consisting of a British man and his US-Cuban partner have been told that their relationship will survive ‘through modern means of communication’ in a Home Office decision. ‘We received the letter two weeks after the letter was generated by the Home Office. We had no time.’They reportedly submitted 1500 photos of their family and had 70 of their loved ones vouch for their relationship.Couple ‘don’t want to get married for the sake of the visa’(Picture: Change.org)‘They said the fact that I was a high taxpayer, I would have the ability to travel to Cuba to go and visit.‘They also couldn’t find a tickbox for a partner under the same definition for same-sex couples, which hindered us drastically.However, Alex hasn’t lived in Cuba since he was a teenager, where attitudes towards gay couples are not as relaxed.‘We’ve already planned to get married this year in August but I don’t want to get married for the sake of the visa because the Home Office don’t recognise our partnership.‘It’s just been extremely stressful,’ he said.The pair need 100 signatures as part of their change.org petition to bolster Alex’s right to stay.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The pair met in the US in 2011.But their family life as at risk after they recently lodged a second appeal for Alex to remain in the country.Starting a petition on Change. org, UK citizen Donavan and his partner Alex live in Sheffield, northern England.Gay family appealing Home Office decision‘Firstly, he had a six-month visa to come over,” said Donavan to Pink News.‘He was working at Armani on South Beach – and was going to head back after the visa expired.‘But we decided that we wanted to stay together, I definitely didn’t want him to go, because everything had finally fitted into place.’The couple have faced a two-year long visa application that has set them back ‘thousands and thousands’.Alex then received a letter stating he would be deported back to his native Cuba.‘It was 28 days from receipt of the letter.center_img GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) This is what it’s like to be bisexual in UgandaThe story of the gay Baltics solider who came out to his kids – then his comradesUK wants to separate these husbands and send one to his deathRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-family-home-office-deportation/last_img read more

Criminal clashes in Cancun responsible for violence say authorities

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — The continued violence in Cancun is the result of clashes between criminal groups, says the state prosecutor.Head of the State Prosecutor’s Office, Miguel Ángel Pech Cen, said that the continued clash between groups is resulting in the violent deaths being recorded as they fight over drug deals and the collection of money.With the city of Cancun exceeding 200 deaths already this year, Pech Cen asks citizens to support the police by coming forward and providing details and evidence to help with investigations and jail those responsible.Criminal clashes in Cancun responsible for violence say authoritiesThe secretary of state public security, Rodolfo del Angel Campos, says the nearly 3 billion peso has been allocated to Quintana Roo to acquire technology and strengthen security throughout the state.He explained, “2.9 billion peso have been authorized for a comprehensive security plan that includes technology in radio communication, infrastructure and equipment for police.”He says that there is also a strategic plan that will be implemented with the help of the funding.“Three security circles are being contemplated, one at the entrances of the state, a second perimeter that is in the central of each of the municipalities and the third security perimeter is in the main avenues with surveillance cameras.”He said that all those cameras and metal detection arches being installed will have a plate detector and a face detector that will allow more databases coverage and a shorter response time.He says the projects have already been signed off with state agencies and expects the installation of cameras to begin in one month, starting with Cancun.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more