Wrist arthroscopy

first_imgDefinitionWrist arthroscopy is surgery that uses a tiny camera and surgical tools to examine or repair the tissues inside or around your wrist. The camera is called an arthroscope. The procedure allows the doctor to detect problems and make repairs to the wrist without making larger cuts in the skin and tissue. This means that you may have less pain and recover more quickly.Alternative NamesWrist surgeryDescription You will likely receive general anesthesia before this surgery. This means you will be asleep and unable to feel pain. Or, you may have regional anesthesia. Your arm and wrist area will be numbed so that you do not feel any pain. If you receive regional anesthesia, you will also be given medicine to make you very sleepy during the operation.During the procedure, the surgeon does the following:Inserts the arthroscope into your wrist through a small incision. The scope is connected to a video monitor in the operating room. This allows the surgeon to view the inside of your wrist.Inspects all the tissues of your wrist. These tissues include cartilage, bones, tendons, and ligaments.Repairs any damaged tissues. To do this, your surgeon makes 1 to 3 more small incisions and inserts other instruments through them. A tear in a muscle, tendon, or cartilage is fixed. Any damaged tissue is removed.At the end of the surgery, the incisions will be closed with stitches and covered with a dressing (bandage). Most surgeons take pictures from the video monitor during the procedure to show you what they found and what repairs they made.advertisementYour surgeon may need to do open surgery if there is a lot of damage. Open surgery means you will have a large incision so that the surgeon can get directly to your bones and tissues.Why the Procedure Is Done You might need wrist arthroscopy if you have one of these problems:Wrist pain: Arthroscopy allows the surgeon to explore what is causing your wrist pain.Ganglionremoval: This is a small, fluid-filled sac that grows from the wrist joint. It is harmless, but it can be painful and can limit your ability to move your wrist freely.Ligament tears: A ligament is a band of tissue that connects bone to bone. Several ligaments in the wrist help keep it stable and allow it to move. Torn ligaments can be repaired with this type of surgery.Carpal tunnel release: Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve that passes through certain bones and tissues in your wrist becomes swollen and irritated. With arthroscopy the area through which this nerve passes can be made larger to relieve the pressure and pain.Wrist fractures: Arthroscopy can be used to remove small bits of bone and realign the bones in your wrist. RisksRisk of anesthesia are:Allergic reactions to medicinesBreathing problemsRisks of wrist arthroscopy are:BleedingInfectionBlood clotFailure of surgery to relieve symptomsFailure of repair to healWeakness of the wristInjury to a tendon, blood vessel, or nerveBefore the Procedure Tell your health care provider what medicines you are taking. This includes medicines, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.During the 2 weeks before your surgery:You may be asked to stop taking medicines that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), and other medicines.Ask your health care provider which medicines you should still take on the day of your surgery.If you have diabetes, heart disease, or other medical conditions, your surgeon will ask you to see your doctor who treats you for these conditions.Tell your health care provider if you have been drinking a lot of alcohol, more than 1 or 2 drinks a day.If you smoke, try to stop. Ask your health care provider or nurse for help. Smoking can slow wound and bone healing.Tell your doctor about any cold, flu, fever, herpes breakout, or other illness you may have before your surgery.On the day of surgery:You will likely be asked not to drink or eat anything for 6 to 12 hours before the procedure.Take the medicines your health care provider told you to take with a small sip of water.Your health care provider will tell you when to arrive at the hospital. Be sure to arrive on time.After the Procedure You can go home the same day after spending an hour or so in recovery. You should have someone drive you home.Keep your wrist elevated above your heart for two to three days to help reduce swelling and pain. You can also apply a cold pack to help with swelling.Keep your bandage clean and dry. Your health care provider can show you how to change the dressing.You can take pain relievers, if needed, as long as your doctor says its safe to do so.Outlook (Prognosis)advertisementArthroscopy uses small cuts in the skin, so compared to regular surgery, you may have:Less pain and stiffnessFewer complicationsFaster recoveryThe small cuts will heal quickly and you may be able to resume your normal activities in a few days. However, if your doctor had to repair a lot of tissue in your wrist, it may take several weeks to heal.You may be shown how to do gentle exercises with your fingers and hand. Your doctor may also recommend that you see a physical therapist to help you regain the full use of your wrist.ReferencesOsterman AL, Lincoski C. Wrist Arthroscopy. In: Skirven, TM, Osterman AL, et al, eds.Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2011:chap. 77.Part SJ III. Wrist. In: Wolfe SW, Hotchkiss RN, Kozin SH, Pederson WC, eds.Greens Operative Hand Surgery. 6th ed.Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Churchill-Livingston; 2010:chap 14. Review Date:5/15/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

Sri Lanka to scout talent in Tamil-dominated north

first_imgColombo, Jun 23 (PTI) Sri Lanka will build a new international cricket stadium in the Tamil-dominated north and scout for talent from the former war zone.Answering a question in the Parliament, Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said that district coaches have already been placed in three northern districts with action also taken to build indoor cricket training facilities and concrete pitches.”We will be building a new international cricket stadium at Elephant Pass,” Jayasekera said.Elephant Pass, located in the gateway of Jaffna Peninsula, has regularly been the site of battles during the civil war.He said Sri Lanka Cricket will scout talent from the former conflict region.Jayasekera said this years national sports festival will be held at Kilinochchi, the former administrative capital of the LTTE from where they ran a parallel administration for decades.Sri Lankas national team consists mainly of players from the Sinhalese majority.Star spinner Muttiah Muralitharan and former international batsman Russel Arnold are exceptions.Both of them are Tamils who came from outside the Tamil- dominated northern province. PTI Corr NSAlast_img read more

IPL betting scam: Six bookies arrested in Ghaziabad

first_imgTwo days after betting rackets were busted in Delhi and Kanpur, six more bookies have been arrested with Rs 70,000 from Ghaziabad in connection with the Indian Premier League (IPL) betting.The police caught the six bookies red-handed along with Rs 70,000, seven Android phones, one Maruti Swift car, one Passion Pro motorcycle from the Link road area of Ghaziabad.On Thursday, three bookies namely, Ramesh Shah, Vikas Chauhan and Ramesh were caught along with cash worth Rs. 4, 40,000, two mobiles and a diary from Landmark Hotel in Kanpur.The arrest had come ahead of the IPL clash between Delhi Daredevils and Gujarat Lions at the Green Park Stadium.The teams were staying at the Landmark Hotel and the bookies were betting from this hotel only.On the same day, the Delhi Police had also busted an IPL betting racket in the Shahdara area of East Delhi and arrested six people.Police had recovered two laptops, 22 mobile phones and LCDs.last_img read more

JNU student alleges beating by CISF personnel at Metro station

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 28 (PTI) A JNU student has alleged he was beaten up at the Rajiv Chowk metro station here by a few CISF personnel and told he would be “sent to Pakistan”, prompting the paramilitary force to order a probe even as it rejected the charges.In a Facebook post, Aman Sinha, 22, who is pursuing a Masters degree from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, said the incident occurred last evening and alleged the involvement of CISF personnel posted at the security check point of the busy station.Sinha, who was sporting a beard, claimed that the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel got enraged when he “defied” their instructions to take off his earphones, which is a laid down protocol that passengers are expected to follow.It was followed by a heated argument, he said.”Then another CISF person came and said you are spoiling the name of the nation, Pakistan bhejenge tum mussalay ko aaj.(You Muslim, we will banish you to Pakistan today). They dragged me to the security office through the very long passage where there was no CCTV and no public.”They started abusing my mother and sister, thrashing and beating me very badly, saying that public k samne humara naam kharab kar diya. I tried to record it which they later made me delete and threw away my phone,” he alleged.When contacted, the CISF said the student was only asked to write an apology letter for his behaviour with the security personnel, and was neither “manhandled” nor “thrashed.”advertisement”He started yelling and arguing with constables Shoeb and PC Bisht who were on duty after he was asked to remove the ear phones, which is a normal security drill in the Delhi Metro. He was unwilling and used abusive language after which he was taken to the metro control room,” a senior CISF officer said.He added that Sinha was taken to the control room of the station where he tendered an apology in writing.As per CCTV records, the officer said, the entire episode lasted about 30 minutes and the student was then allowed to go.A senior CISF official later said an inquiry has been ordered into the entire episode. PTI CPB NES SBR GSN KISlast_img read more

Panathinaikos on Minus 3 Points after Winning Greek Opener

first_imgATHENS (AP) — Panathinaikos moved up to minus three points after winning its Greek league season-opener 1-0 at Xanthi on Sunday.Financially troubled Panathinaikos started the season with minus six points due to money owed to players.Yiannis Bouzoukis scored with a long-range effort in the 69th minute, following a half-hearted clearance by Xanthi goalkeeper Zivko Zivkovic.Olympiakos also started with a 1-0 win, at home against Levadiakos, thanks to a 62nd-minute free kick by veteran Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, a new signing from last season’s champion AEK Athens.Also Sunday, OFI Crete drew 2-2 at Panionios.On Saturday, AEK beat Giannena 2-0 and last season’s runner-up PAOK beat Asteras 1-0.Lamia hosts Aris on Monday.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Photo Advisory First, Photos released upto 4 p.m.

first_imgNew Delhi: 05 SEPT, 2018 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos withCaptions released today. To view thumbnails of thesePhotographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.comNATINONALKolkata:Majherhat bridge collapse(B+A)Patna/Moradabad/Jammu/Coimbatore/Bhopal/Kolkata:Teacher’s Day(B)New Delhi: ‘Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh Rally'(B+A)Mumbai:Sui Dhaga film promotion(B)Jodhpur:Congress Sankalp Rally(B)New Delhi:PM Modi with 18th Asian Games winners(B)New Delhi:Shikshak Diwas 2018(Teacher’s Day)(B+A)Kolkata:21st death anniversary of Mother Teresa(B+A)Jammu:JKPCC members protest(B)Mumbai:Women Entrepreneur’s Exhibition(A+B)Jammu:Protest against Teachers Joint Action Committee(B)Bengaluru:Gauri Day in Bengaluru(B+A)New Delhi:Love & Infinity 2018 “XIN” Philanthropyconference(B)INERNATIONALOsaka/Kobe/Nishinomiya: Typhoon hit western Japan(B+A)Lahore:Fashion show by the Loreal Paris PakistanFashion Design Council(A)Basra:Protests demanding better public services and jobs(A)Phnom Penh:Photo session in front of the NationalAssembly in Phnom Penh(B)Washington:Brett Kavanaugh is sworn-in before theSenate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill(B)Seongnam:Chung Eui-yong, Suh Hoon leave forPyongyang(A)Dauphin Island: Lauren Dueitt, left, and John Payne, 6, right, play in the high tide waters Kaktovik:Polar bear(B)SPORTSNew York : U.S. Open tennis tournament(B+A)PTI PHOTO GCS DLDLlast_img read more

Phil Foden laughs at Andrés Iniesta comparisons after first City goal

first_img Manchester City’s Phil Foden completes win over outclassed Oxford The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Topics Foden, who described his first City goal as “an unbelievable feeling”, said he was improving all the time by working alongside some of the best midfielders in the world. “Training with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva, players in the same position as me, I am learning every day off them. Watching what they do has really brought me on as a player. Working with Pep as well has really helped a big part of my game, bringing it on.”Foden has played only 29 minutes of Premier League football this season but recognises he needs to bide his time. “There is no need to rush,” he said. “Pep knows what he is doing, I will play at the right time. He is good at bringing young players through, he has done it in his career before. So I have to be patient. I’m still young and still enjoying being there and learning at the moment.” Share on Messenger Reuse this content news Share on Pinterest Manchester City Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Read more Foden was speaking after he scored his first goal for the club in the 3-0 victory over Oxford United that took Pep Guardiola’s team into the last 16. The 18-year-old, making only his fifth start for City, also set up Riyad Mahrez’s goal with a terrific pass and had a hand in Gabriel Jesus’s opener, prompting Karl Robinson, Oxford’s manager, to lavish praise on him. Robinson used the word “genius” when asked about Foden and drew parallels with Iniesta.It is not the first time Foden has been mentioned in relation to the former Barcelona player. City supporters call him the “Stockport Iniesta” and some staff at the club refer to him by that moniker too. “Yeah, I am happy about that,” said Foden, laughing, when told about the fans’ nickname for him. “But Iniesta, come on, he is on a different planet, so for them to call me that is massive, it means a lot.” Phil Foden has laughed off comparisons to Andrés Iniesta in the wake of his sparkling performance for Manchester City in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night and said that the Spaniard is “on a different planet”. Share on Twitterlast_img read more

The top 10 DP signings in MLS history

first_imgMiguel Almiron and Sebastian Giovinco, two of the most exciting and effective players in Major League Soccer history, both said goodbye to MLS on the same day, each completing transfers during what has been a busy offseason of transfers for the league.Almiron and Giovinco leave having led their respective teams to MLS Cup titles, and with each living up to the high expectations that arrived with them. They were both high-profile designated player signings, and each dominated the league with their own unique attacking styles.How do they measure up compared to some of the best DP signings in MLS history? You can definitely make the argument that they are two of the best DP signings ever, if not the very best. Giovinco’s MVP season in 2015 was arguably the best individual season in league history, while Almiron’s two-year stint with Atlanta United saw him emerge as the Five Stripes’ most dangerous player. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Measuring the impact of designated player signings goes beyond wins and losses and trophies. There have been players who secured trophies, but also made a major impact in terms of marketing and boosting the visibility of teams in certain markets, as well as visibility internationally.For the purposes of this list of top designated players, we will focus solely on players who arrived in MLS as DP signings, and excluding all players who began their MLS careers on non-DP contracts. That leaves out the likes of Landon Donovan and Bradley Wright-Phillips, among others. We are also focusing on players with multiple MLS seasons under their belts, so Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney will have to wait to work their way onto this list.Here are the top 10 best DP signings in MLS history:last_img read more

Big 10 Dual-Threat Quarterback Announces He’s Transferring

first_imgA generic view of a goal line marker.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Illinois’ quarterback depth has taken a hit one week into the 2018 college football season.Cam Thomas, the Illinis’ starting quarterback for several games in 2017, has announced that he’s transferring out of the program. The dual-threat quarterback lost the starting QB job to graduate transfer A.J. Bush this preseason.The quarterback is a sophomore and a former three-star recruit.“BREAKING: @IlliniFootball sophomore quarterback Cam Thomas has left the program. Thomas became the starter down the stretch last year, but was displaced by grad transfer AJ Bush. Thomas was the only scholarship quarterback on the #Illini roster during spring practice,” Gavin Good tweeted.BREAKING: @IlliniFootball sophomore quarterback Cam Thomas has left the program. Thomas became the starter down the stretch last year, but was displaced by grad transfer AJ Bush. Thomas was the only scholarship quarterback on the #Illini roster during spring practice— Gavin Good (@itsallG_O_O_D) September 6, 2018The 6-foot-2 quarterback has thrown for 375 yards and 5 interceptions during his career.Illinois, 1-0, is set to host Western Illinois on Saturday.last_img read more

BC Ferries to Put Salish Orca through Its Paces

first_imgzoom Canada-based ferry owner and operator BC Ferries will send its newest vessel, Salish Orca, to conduct a series of sea trials as part of operational training and to verify the interface with docks at the company’s terminals.Over the next month, Salish Orca, the first of the company’s three liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered Salish Class newbuildings, will conduct dock trials at ports in the Southern Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, Departure Bay, Duke Point, Horseshoe Bay and Swartz Bay.The tests are a part of the vessel’s commissioning process scheduled to start on February 10 at Long Harbour, Salt Spring Island.As part of BC Ferries’ commissioning process for any new class of vessel, ships conduct dock trials at a variety of locations for potential future deployment purposes, corporate planning and contingency scenarios.“Passengers will be able to have a sneak peak of the ship from shore over the next four weeks, and we look forward to welcoming the public on board when we host official open houses,” Mark Collins, BC Ferries’ Vice President of Strategic Planning and Customer Engagement, said.Salish Orca will enter service on the Powell River – Comox route in the spring, replacing the Queen of Burnaby.Salish Orca’s sister ships, Salish Eagle and Salish Raven, are expected to arrive in British Columbia this spring and will start service in the Southern Gulf Islands later this year, according to BC Ferries.last_img read more

Govt extends CBDT Chairman Modys tenure

first_imgNew Delhi: The tenure of CBDT Chairman P C Mody has been extended by an year, a government order said Thursday. According to the order, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved “re-appointment” of Mody for a period of one year. Mody was to retire on August 31. A 1982-batch Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax cadre) officer, Mody, took over as the Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) chief in February. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal The ACC in an another order appointed 1983-batch IRS officer Prabhash Shankar as a new member in the CBDT. There are still two vacancies in the Board. The other members are P K Dash, Akhilesh Ranjan and Neena Kumar. While Dash and Kumar are holding additional charges apart from their regular duties, the CBDT chairman is holding the charge of investigations in an additional capacity. The CBDT is headed by a chairman and can have a maximum of six members. It frames policy for the Income-Tax Department.last_img read more

Tony Blair warns UK Labour Dont fall into election elephant trap

first_imgLONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is laying an election “elephant trap” for the opposition Labour Party that it should avoid, former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair warned on Monday. “Boris Johnson knows that if no-deal Brexit stands on its own as a proposition it might well fail but if he mixes it up with the Corbyn question in a general election he could succeed despite a majority being against a no-deal Brexit because some may fear a Corbyn premiership more,” Blair said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn “should see an election before Brexit is decided for the elephant trap it is,” he said. Johnson has pledged to deliver Brexit on October 31 whether he agrees a new deal with the European Union or not. Opposition lawmakers – and a contingent from Johnson’s Conservatives from Tuesday – will try to legislate this week to stop the possibility of no-deal. Johnson has threatened to expel rebel Conservative lawmakers if they thwart his Brexit plans by voting with the opposition, a move that would eradicate his already slim majority and make his ability to govern very difficult. He could then seek an election to break the deadlock. House of Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg has said rebel legislation would be considered a matter of confidence in the government.last_img read more

Mike Duffy sues Senate RCMP following acquittal on criminal charges

first_imgOTTAWA – Mike Duffy, the Senate and the RCMP are heading back to court with the senator seeking more than $7.8 million in damages stemming from the high-profile investigation, suspension, and court case about his expenses.Duffy filed a claim in Ontario Superior Court on Thursday that alleges his 2013 suspension by the Senate was unconstitutional and a violation of his charter rights and that the federal government is liable for the RCMP’s alleged negligence in its investigation.The claim alleges the combined actions almost brought Duffy to the brink of death and inflicted irreparable harm to his reputation, which will forever be linked to the Senate spending scandal and the political cover-up that accompanied questions about his spending.In a statement, Duffy said he, his family, and other senators who were “unfairly targeted” have suffered stress and serious financial damage and the Senate has shown no interest in correcting what he called its unjustified actions against him.“My civil action raises questions which go to the heart of our democracy,” the 71-year-old said in his statement.“If this action succeeds in bringing charter protections to all who work on Parliament Hill, this will be my greatest contribution to public life.”The Prince Edward Island senator landed in trouble in late 2012 when questions were first raised about housing expenses claimed against a home he had lived in for years before he was appointed to the Senate.In October 2013, the Senate suspended him without pay for two years. Duffy’s claim calls the decision “an unprecedented abuse of power” taken in the absence of any criminal charges. Those charges wouldn’t arrive until July 2014, when the RCMP filed 31 counts of fraud, breach of trust and bribery against him.In April 2016, Ontario Court Justice Charles Vaillancourt dismissed all the charges in a lengthy and dramatic ruling that said Duffy’s claims weren’t illegal,and that Duffy was forced to take a $90,000 payment from Nigel Wright, Stephen Harper’s then chief of staff, to pay off his politically problematic housing expenses, even though Duffy contended he had done nothing wrong.References to Wright, Harper and the previous Conservative government pepper Duffy’s 50-page claim, but they are not targets of his lawsuit. Duffy’s lawyer Lawrence Greenspon said it was the decision of the Senate to suspend Duffy that caused the ultimate harm, even if the Prime Minister’s Office influenced the outcome.“If the people of Canada want to put some blame for why this is happening, I think they should direct it to the top,” Greenspon said.Greenspon said RCMP investigators failed to give Duffy a chance to respond to the allegations he faced and appeared to ignore evidence that would have proved his innocence. The claim also alleges that the force decided to go after Duffy because he was a higher-profile target than Wright and that charging Wright could have weakened the case against Duffy.Greenspon said Duffy should have never been charged and that the actions of the RCMP and the Senate “ruined his life.”Since then, the Senate has denied Duffy’s requests for help covering legal fees or refunding the approximately $300,000 in salary he lost during his suspension. The Senate also clawed back $16,995 from his salary for seven expense claims Senate officials decided after trial shouldn’t have approved in the first place.“We have someone who has been through the public grinder and been through the criminal courts and despite all of that, the Senate still refuses to try in any way to make this man whole,” said Greenspon.The Senate and government must now file a statement of defence to respond to Duffy’s claims as part of a legal process that could take from two to five years, depending on whether the case goes to trial or is settled out of court.The Senate’s interim law clerk Jacqueline Kuehl said the upper chamber will not be commenting on the case until it is appropriate to do so.“As this is a matter before the courts, we will respect the process,” she said.Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s office also declined to comment for the same reason.last_img read more

Economy minister presents broad lines of 2015 appropriation draft bill to

Rabat – Morocco’s Minister of Economy Mohammed Boussaid presented, on Monday before the two houses of parliament, the broad lines of the 2015 appropriation draft bill.The draft bill forecast for achieving in 2015 a GDP growth rate of 4.4% on the basis of a 4.3% budget deficit of GDP and a 9% rise of investment expenses to reach 54 billion dirhams.The draft bill, elaborated pursuant to Royal Instructions and government program, seeks to preserve macro-economic balances, create conditions favorable for economic takeoff by setting a balance between investment dynamic and growth, and meeting the requirements of employment, social inclusion and reduction of inequalities. The 2015 appropriation draft bill, which provides for the creation of 22,510 budget items, comes at an unstable global juncture mainly the Euro zone which is Morocco’s top economic partner. read more

UN marks 10 years of postapartheid democracy in South Africa

Video of commemorative meeting [1hr 34mins] The United Nations today marked the 10th anniversary of South Africa’s battle to make the transition from apartheid racism to democracy in what Secretary General Kofi Annan called “a struggle that galvanized the entire world community.” The fight against apartheid was “one that rallied people and Governments behind a common objective: the objective of reaffirming the basic human rights and fundamental freedoms of all peoples,” he said. The transformation was seen as little short of miracle, but “what made it possible was the South African people’s determination to work together to heal the deep scars caused by racial discrimination, oppression, humiliations, denial and exploitation and to transform their bitter experiences into the binding glue of a rainbow nation,” he said. The international community was rejoicing to see South Africans of all colours, ethnic groups and creeds, working together to forge a common future, as civil society organizations, the Government and the private sector addressed the harsh legacies of the apartheid regime – crime, poverty and HIV/AIDS, Mr. Annan said. Today South Africans have played key roles in trying to bring peace to countries in Africa, including Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and in 2001 their country became one of five countries that launched the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), he said. “They are working with their brothers and sisters in the African Union (AU), the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and other organizations to advance the cause of development, justice and African unity,” he said. “Today the entire United Nations family joins with the heroic people of South Africa as they dedicate themselves to working even harder for a bright future. We pledge our support in the struggle to further consolidate democratic institutions, to promote human rights and to build an ever more successful South Africa,” he said. South African President Thabo Mbeki, in a message read by his Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo, noted that a few years after South Africa took part in the 1945 founding of the UN, the General Assembly began to discuss the country’s racial discrimination policies, which violated the UN Charter.In 1973 the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid declared apartheid a crime against humanity. In 1974 South Africa was barred from participating in the General Assembly and the African National Congress and other liberation movements were invited to participate in its stead, Mr. Mbeki said. When a changed South Africa was welcomed at the UN, its delegation immediately began to work with other delegations to strengthen the multilateral system so that it could effectively deal with similar challenges in the future.The chairpersons of regional groups, the Presidents of the Security Council, the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council and high-level Secretariat staff paid tribute to the UN and South Africa, including South African leaders Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.”The people of South Africa have demonstrated an exceptional ability to forgive the architects and perpetrators of apartheid, which has earned them respect and admiration worldwide,” General Assembly President Julian Hunte of St. Lucia said. Noting that for over four decades, the United Nations gave international leadership to the anti-apartheid struggle, he said, “Notwithstanding the different perspectives some took on this issue, the organization shared the vision of the majority of South Africans for a country free from racism, racial discrimination, violence, despair and violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms.”A succession of Nigerian permanent representatives, including the present adviser to the Secretary-General on African Affairs, Under-Secretary-General Ibrahim Gambari, chaired the UN Special Committee against Apartheid, Mr. Hunte said.The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) fought apartheid both at the United Nations and in the Commonwealth, he said. Notable contributions were made by former Prime Minister Michael Manley of Jamaica, who spearheaded the sports boycott, the late Governor-General of Barbados, Dame Nita Barrow, named to an Eminent Persons Group, and UN Assistant Secretary-General Angela King, the former head of the UN Observer Mission in South Africa (UNOMSA), Mr. Hunte said. read more

Mens volleyball French connection of Nicolas Szerszen and Maxime Hervoir crucial to

Junior outside hitter Maxime Hervoir (23) serves during a match against Fort Wayne at St. John Arena on March 23. The Buckeyes won the match, 3-0. Credit: Hannah Smith | For The LanternThe top-ranked Ohio State men’s volleyball team will attempt to capture its third national championship in six seasons when the NCAA tournament begins in April. If the Buckeyes do manage to repeat as national champions, it’ll be due in no small part to the play of two French teammates — junior outside hitters Nicolas Szerszen and Maxime Hervoir, who have made large contributions to the team’s 23-1 record in 2017. Both Szerszen and Hervoir were born in France and even competed against each other overseas prior to their careers at OSU. They didn’t know one another very well then, but that’d soon change when Szerszen decided to take his talents to the Buckeye State in 2015. “Even though we played each other a couple times in France, we weren’t that close before Maxime came here,” Szerszen said. “Since he’s been here, we’ve obviously gotten closer. On the court, we view each other as regular teammates. Off the court, though, we understand each other better, because we understand our culture.”Then-National Player of the Year Nicolas Szerszen (9) hits a ball at the net during a match against George Mason on Jan. 15.Credit: Courtesy of OSUBefore Hervoir’s arrival in August 2016, Szerszen had already exceeded any and all expectations at OSU. On top of winning a national championship last year, Szerszen was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association National Player of the Year, the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Player of the Year, and the MIVA tournament MVP.He also set all-time OSU records with 63 total service aces and 0.42 aces per set average.None of that would’ve been possible, though, without the help of his sister, Anna. “My parents always told me that I have to get my degree first, before playing volleyball,” Szerszen said. “So, I was basically looking for both, and I honestly just followed my sister’s footsteps. She played here about 10 years ago and suggested OSU to me.”While he’s been living on campus for only about eight months, Hervoir’s adjusted pretty quickly. The two-time French Cup winner has Szerszen to thank, who’s playing the same role his sister once did.“I asked him tons of questions before coming here,” Hervoir said. “We talked a lot, and he helped me a lot in deciding whether I should go to OSU or not. Living in France, you’re kind of in the dark, because I had no idea how it was at OSU.”Being from the same country, a closer connection seamlessly formed between the two in what is now their home away from home.“I think there’s a special relationship there with us being from the same country,” Hervoir said. “I try to express most things the best way I can, but it’s always great to have someone to talk to in French if I want to fully express myself. He’s here for me and helps me a lot.”Hervoir and Szerszen were a part of a historic run that recently came to an end at the hands of UC Irvine, after recording 42 straight wins, spanning 399 days.Coach Pete Hanson said the importance of the two outside hitters reaches beyond the volleyball court. “Both Nicolas and Maxime are vitally important to our team’s title chances,” Hanson said. “They’re two of our primary passers that help our offense excel. Nicolas and Max bring a level of maturity and stability to our team that will be essential to have a chance to repeat as national champions.”Szerszen said he understands that in order to bring home another national title, the team will have to balance out the lows and highs every season holds.  “We’ve started pretty well and I hope we keep going like this,” Szerszen said. “We’ll definitely face some lows, and we won’t win every game, but we know it’s not going to be easy every time. The goal is to win another national championship, so hopefully we’ll be back for the final four.”The Buckeyes will put their four-game winning streak, and No. 1 ranking, on the line at Penn State on Tuesday. read more

Gogglewearing memorial vandal left scene covered in white paint police say as

The RAF Benevolent Fund said it was the fourth time in six years that the Bomber Command Memorial had been vandalised.It was first targeted in 2013 when a man daubed the word “Islam” on it shortly after the killing of Fusilier Lee Rigby outside Woolwich Barracks.A week later, a second man wrote “Lee Rigby’s killers should hang”, “EDL” and “F*** the police” on the memorial. He was jailed for 12 weeks. Vandals defaced the memorial to RAF Bomber Command heroes and Churchill and Roosevelt statue Vandals defaced the memorial to RAF Bomber Command heroes and Churchill and Roosevelt statueCredit: Jeremy Selwyn A workman cleans paint off the RAF Bomber Command Memorial in Green Pack after it was vandalised Police are appealing for information after releasing an image of the goggle-clad vandal who is believed to have vandalised five war memorials in central London.The vandal, dressed all in black and carrying an orange plastic bag, is seen approaching a memorial which was later seen covered in white paint.The first incident, which caused widespread public anger, occurred last Sunday night when white paint was splattered over the memorial to Bomber Command in London’s Green Park.But it later emerged that three other war memorials and plaque to a murdered police officer had also been targeted at around the same time.The targets included the Allies Statue statue of Second World War prime minister Sir Winston Churchill and his US counterpart Franklin D Roosevelt in New Bond Street, the Canada Memorial in Green Park, and the Royal Marines Graspan Memorial on The Mall. Detective Inspector Dave Watkinson said: “This wanton vandalism continues to illicit a strong response from the community. We have carried out an extensive review of local CCTV and are now satisfied that the person in the images released today is responsible for the damage. We are appealing for the media and public’s help to identify this person.”While it is not possible to identify the person’s face, someone may recognise their clothing. “The route we believe they took is usually very busy – especially Trafalgar Square – and they are likely to have been seen by a number of people. Did you see this person walking between statues? Were you travelling on public transport and remember seeing someone with white paint on their clothes?”I would urge anyone with information to come forward and speak with us.” A workman cleans paint off the RAF Bomber Command Memorial in Green Pack after it was vandalisedCredit:Rob Pinney/LNP The memorial to Yvonne Fletcher, the police officer who was murdered by a gunman during the 1984 Libyan Embassy siege, in St James’s Square, was also attacked.At the moment, the incidents are all being treated by the Metropolitan Police as linked.Detectives from Central West CID are investigating and are continuing to carry out a number of enquiries including forensic examination and the ongoing review of CCTV. Police believe they have traced the vandal’s path that night, and have asked anyone who was in the area that evening whether they saw a man matching this description.Officers think they commenced their acts of criminal damage at the Bomber Command memorial before heading along the Mall towards Trafalgar Square. They would have passed Canada House in the direction of St James’s Square, before ending on Jermyn Street. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Iron ore demand heating up Ukraine wants to cash in

first_imgBy Marc Davis and Gayle Mavor, BNWnews.ca As hot as the blast furnaces required to produce steel, China’s ever-expanding economy continues to fuel a seemingly insatiable demand for one of the building blocks of the modern world: iron ore. As a result, iron ore has once again been catapulted into the spotlight with prices surging to robust levels. With China representing approximately 63% of the market, and India’s needs nipping at China’s heels, iron ore supplies can’t keep up with demand. Especially since these emerging superpowers have limited domestic supplies of iron. Rajiv Chail, a metals and mining research analyst with Toronto-based Cormark Securities, says the strong iron ore prices we’re seeing today – along with increased demand – have spurred a surge in new development projects in emerging iron ore-rich countries, including Ukraine.In a recent research report entitled Strike while the Iron is Hot, Chail forecasts a buoyant market ahead for iron ore in the medium term (next two to three years) once there is greater economic stability in Europe. This should be underpinned by a projected 6-8% growth in steel production, most of which will be made up by China.One company that is well-positioned to capitalize on all that need is Toronto-based Black Iron, an iron ore exploration and development company with projects in Ukraine. Its Shymanivske development project near the city of Krivoy Rog contains 345 Mt of Measured and Indicated resources, grading 32% Fe, and 469 Mt in the Inferred category grading 31% Fe. KrivBass is one of the largest iron ore districts in the world and is the principal centre in Ukraine for mining and metallurgy, where 42% of the country’s ore reserves are concentrated. In fact, the Shymanivske project is surrounded by seven iron ore mines, which contribute towards steel production being Ukraine’s most vibrant industry.The company’s primary focus for 2011 is to further increase its resource size and to complete a scoping study, with results expected late this year.Meanwhile, Chail says Black Iron is “an attractive takeover candidate given its strong infrastructure, large resource and potentially robust economics. The most logical buyers would be Arcelor Mittal, Metinvest or even Ferroexpo, each with commanding positions in Ukraine.”However, the Chinese are also very active in the mergers and acquisitions marketplace in order to ensure a long-term supply of iron. Since 2001, Chinese companies, including state-owned powerhouses, have directly invested in excess of $12 billion in iron ore projects and signed $82 billion in offtake agreements (deals where the Chinese invest in the development of mines in return for future long-term production contracts at discounted rates).Chail believes that Black Iron’s potential to produce 7-10 Mt/y of iron pellets (beginning in 2016), coupled with the Shymanivske project’s easy access to a nearby major railway line, makes for a prospectively cost-effective mining operation.Black Iron’s Vice President of Corporate Development, Aaron Wolfe, says that being so close to a transcontinental railway system is a major strategic and competitive advantage, which is a key reason why the investment industry is endorsing his company.  “We’re just 2 km from Ukraine’s state-owned rail system. Once on that rail, we can access four ports on the Black Sea at a distance of only 140-320 km,” he says. Another key value driver comes in the form of the Shymanivske project’s close proximity to key steel-making markets such as Russia, Turkey and West Europe (Germany, Austria, Italy etc.), according to Chail.Wolfe adds that Black Iron benefits from other key dynamics that support the prospect of the Shymanivske project becoming one of the least expensive iron ore mines in the world to operate. “For instance, we have access to a significant pool of skilled labour only 35 km from our project site,” he says. “This skilled labour force has experience in iron and steel markets and is one-tenth the hourly cost of its counterpart in Canada, but with comparable skill levels.” Maxim Sytchev, a Managing Director of research at the Alberta and Toronto based investment dealer, AltaCorp Capital, also views Black Iron as a company that offers low-cost exposure to future iron prices. “We view the implied commodity pricing in BKI shares as providing an attractive entry point for investors seeking iron ore (and hence global steel production) leverage, ” he says  in another recent research report. “Given the context, investing in BKI shares is a levered bet on China’s long-term growth profile,” he adds. It cannot be overstated that China’s emergence as the world’s biggest steel producer has impacted the iron ore market more than any other commodity. Since 2000, steel production in China has increased more than five-fold, reports Cormark Securities’ Chail.But it’s not all rosy for this commodity-hungry emerging superpower. China has a domestic disadvantage. Its supply of iron ore typically comes from underground mines which are low in grade and high in processing costs. As time goes on, the grades of iron ore being mined in China are decreasing. This results in higher costs and a heightened need to import more lower-cost iron ore. All of this is good news for producers in Ukraine, which mines some of the world’s least pricey iron ore.In addition to developing Shymanivske, Black Iron has an exploration permit for the nearby Zeleniske project. A September 8, 2011 news release indicated encouraging drill results with the intersection of thick iron bands in each hole and grades exceeding 32% Fe.Traditionally, iron ore has been a well-explored resource in Ukraine but has been under-exploited because of historic Soviet policy. Specifically, Ukraine’s mineral assets were considered strategically vulnerable due to their close proximity to NATO countries. So they were mostly left un-mined.Black Iron is aiming to change the course of that history while forging its own bright future. It’s one that hopes to capitalize on low development and production costs. Also working in the company’s favour is the assurance that the burgeoning need for steel in the emerging BRIC superpowers of Brazil, Russia, India and China will continue to burn bright for many years to come.Indeed, the investment industry seems to agree that Black Iron is primed to benefit considerably from a mining industry super cycle that is far from played out. “This trend is unstoppable (barring social unrest) and will drive commodity pricing in an upward long-term direction,” according to the AltaCorp Capital report.last_img read more

Burnley youth team sign 10 teenagers

first_imgDanny Cadamarteri’s youth team has recruited 10 teenagers who will start their two-year scholarships as part of the Burnley Under-18 squad.Cadamarteri has been looking to strengthen his youth team and bringing this 10 teenagers into the Turf Moor ranks is dream come true.Among the 10 new recruits, four of them already spent at least two years within the Clarets’ Academy set-up with a constant play for the Under-16s last season and the youth team.Mitchell George, Matthew O’Neill, Rhys Fenlon, Jon Conley have all progressed from within the Academy before joining up with the youth team.Part of them are: Harry Allen, Jaydon Major, Matty Rain, Kane Patterson, Udoka Chima and Edon Pruti and Joe Conn-Clarke.Academy Manager Jonathan Pepper said Lancashiretelegraph:Burnley FC v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“We are really looking forward to the new intake of scholars coming in next season.“We have a large number of exciting attacking players to add to our existing group, as well as a whole new defensive line and goalkeeper to bolster the squad.“There will be a lot of competition for places for the U18s next season.”He added: “Nicky Law, in the recruitment department, has worked tremendously hard to bring in a number of players from outside to add to the players who have progressed through our own Academy.“The rise in the profile of the club, the elite training facilities and the growing reputation of the Academy has helped us recruit players from the top clubs in the country, as well as giving opportunities for players from lower levels the chance to develop.“I am looking forward to seeing the players integrate and develop as a group, and hopefully we will see individuals progressing onto the U23 Development Squad at some stage over the course of their scholarship”last_img read more

Southeast Alaska spring troll fishery shut down for lack of king salmon

first_imgTroll caught winter king salmon (Photo courtesy of Matt Lichtenstein)The spring season for commercial salmon trolling in Southeast Alaska is shutting down Monday, May 29 except for a few areas near hatchery salmon release sites. The spring season began in May and was to run through the end of June. However, poor returns of king salmon are prompting the closure.Listen nowKing numbers are low for wild stock fish returning to the Stikine River near Wrangell and Taku River near Juneau as well as some other mainland rivers. Early catches of hatchery kings have not been strong either.Grant Hagerman, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s troll management biologist for Southeast, said region-wide the hatchery king catch has just been 14 percent of the overall harvest. That’s well below recent averages.“Hatchery fish are also down as well in addition to those wild fish and so with these fisheries designed to target those hatchery fish, without really having many of those in the catch and concerns for those wild fish at this point, we felt like it was no harvestable surplus on those wild fish and any fishery, directed Chinook fishery for troll, or incidental harvest in other salmon fisheries, basically being the chum fishery that we wanted to limit that and basically closing this fishery does that,” Hagerman explained.Fish and Game does test fishing on the Stikine and Taku rivers to determine actual numbers of kings making it back to spawn. The department said record low numbers of Chinook are showing up in the two rivers. Neither river is expected to reach an escapement goal, or the number of fish that managers want to return to the river to spawn. Typically, kings from those two rivers make up 80 percent of the wild king salmon in Southeast Alaska.The season is closed starting Monday, May 29th until further notice. Hagerman said this is a first for a region-wide closure.“This has happened in individual spring areas,” Hagerman said. “We did have an area near Ketchikan last year close for several weeks for this for conservation concerns. But a region-wide closure for a fishery like this has not happened before.”Fishing remains open in some terminal harvest areas around the region, where hatchery salmon are returning. Those are at Neets Bay north of Ketchikan, Anita Bay near Wrangell, Port Armstrong and Hidden Falls on Baranof Island and Deep Inlet near Sitka.The troll fleet’s quota, set under an international treaty with Canada, is not impacted by the closure. Pacific Salmon Treaty kings not caught in the winter and spring seasons will be carried over to the summer season in July.last_img read more