Extra court sittings to tackle seriously ill judges backlog

first_imgCHIEF JUSTICE SUSAN Denham has said extra sittings are being arranged in the Court of Criminal Appeal so that final decisions can be made on cases previously heard by a High Court judge who is seriously ill.Denham said today that Justice Michael Hanna “will probably require a lengthy period of convalescence following on his illness” and there are a number of cases in the Court of Criminal Appeal where his judgement has been reserved and no final decision was determined.These will now be re-heard by the courts, as soon as possible and the Chief Justice said there will be extra sittings to “meet this situation”.“As all the preparatory papers in these appeals are ready and available to the court, it is anticipated that the appeals will be dealt with promptly,” she said today.Read: Firefighter group brings council to court over failed breathing apparatus sets>Read: Senior gardaí “looking closely” at drink-drive ‘loophole’ verdict>last_img read more

Lavement baryté définition comment cela se passe et y atil des risques

first_imgLavement baryté : définition, comment cela se passe, et y a-t-il des risques ?Le lavement baryté correspond à l’examen radiographique permettant de visualiser le côlon et le rectum afin de détecter la présence d’éventuelles anomalies.Qu’est-ce qu’un lavement baryté ?Comme tous les examens radiologiques, le lavement baryté utilise les rayons X. Mais son principe de fonctionnement est également basé sur l’introduction d’un produit de contraste radio-opaque appelé “baryte”. Injecté dans le côlon via une canule insérée par l’anus, ce liquide opacifiant permet au radiologue de visualiser le côlon. Aujourd’hui, le lavement baryté en double contraste est le plus fréquemment privilégié. Il permet de faire pénétrer de l’air en complément de la baryte, ce qui facilite la progression et la visualisation de la canule. Moins précis que la coloscopie ou le coloscanner, le lavement baryté reste néanmoins préconisé pour l’exploration des troubles intestinaux afin de diagnostiquer une inflammation, une infection ou une obstruction (polype, diverticules, tumeurs…). Le médecin peut le prescrire chez des personnes souffrant de douleurs abdominales inexpliquées, de diarrhées récurrentes, de saignements dans les selles, ou encore d’antécédents de cancer colique.Comment se déroule un lavement baryté ?S’il s’agit d’un examen radiologique rapide et non douloureux, le lavement baryté n’en est pas moins contraignant puisqu’il requiert une préparation quelques jours auparavant. En effet, le patient doit observer un régime alimentaire totalement dénué de fibres et de résidus. La veille du lavement baryté, il doit boire environ 2 litres d’une préparation dont l’objectif sera d’évacuer les matières fécales. Le jour J, le patient se présente à jeun. Pratiqué par un radiologue, cet examen dure une trentaine de minutes environ. Après s’être dévêtu selon les consignes édictées, le patient est allongé sur une table basculante au-dessus de laquelle se trouve un bras articulé. Après avoir introduit la baryte via l’anus, le praticien procède à la réalisation de plusieurs clichés dans des positions différentes. À lire aussiGaz du sang : définition, comment cela se passe, y a-t-il des risques ?Au terme de l’examen, le patient doit se rendre aux toilettes afin d’éliminer le produit de contraste. Le compte-rendu du radiologue sera communiqué au médecin prescripteur dans les plus brefs délais.Lavement baryté : quels sont les risques et contre-indications ?Cet examen radiographique comporte quelques contre-indications : douleurs abdominales intenses, grossesse, personnes ayant subi une biopsie du côlon, suspicion de perforation de la paroi colique, colite ulcéreuse grave, mégacôlon toxique, rythme cardiaque rapide…  Les risques encourus sont, eux aussi, exceptionnels : irritation de la muqueuse colique, réaction allergique au produit de contraste, ballonnements abdominaux, constipation sévère, occlusion intestinale, inflammation du côlon (baryum granulomas)…Le 3 avril 2017 à 15:59 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

2 hospitalized after shooting in Overtown

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Rescue crews took a teenage boy and a man to the hospital after, police said, they were shot in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood.Miami Police are on the scene of the shooting near Northwest Fifth Avenue and Seventh Street, Tuesday afternoon.Investigators said first responders found a 17-year-old boy and a 25-year-old man with gunshot wounds.Paramedics transported both victims to Ryder Trauma Center, where they are listed in stable condition.Police have shut down Northwest Fifth Avenue from Seventh to Eighth streets while they continue to investigate. It is best to avoid the area.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

80 stalls set up at handloom fair in city Vizag

first_imgVisakhapatnam: Artisans, weavers and craftsmen from various states have come up with a range of products and wares at the ongoing Hastakala Handloom and Handicraft Exhibition-Cum-Sale at TTD Kalyana Mandapam. Organised by Bhavana Rushi Chenetha Karmikula Seva Samithi, the expo has more than 80 stalls displaying Bengal cotton saris, Chanderi silk saris, Etikopaka toys, home decors and a variety of other products. A lot of handloom wares dominate the counters at the venue. The fair will be on at the mandapam, MVP Colony till July 14 from 10 am to 9 pm.last_img

Invoke PD Act against Akbaruddin Owaisi demands BJP

first_imgKarimnagar: There are several cases against the MIM party leader and Chandrayangutta MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi, the police must lodge PD-Act against him, demanded the Bharatiya Janata Party city president Bethi Mahendar Reddy here on Saturday. Speaking to the media persons in the press meet held here at R&B guest house, Bethi Mahendar Reddy alleged that whenever Akbaruddin is attending to any meeting in Karimnagar, he is making controversy statements and is trying to disturb the peaceful atmosphere that prevailed in the district. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us When police are lodging PD-Act cases against the persons who are indulged in two or three cases, then why the police are not registering PD-Act case against Akbaruddin when several cases were lodged against him across the state, he questioned. Due to the pressure exerted by the state government, the Karimnagar police officials had given Akbaruddin clean chit. The police officials must remember that the period of any government is just five years where as the police officials will be in service for 60 years. The police must not act coming under the pressure of anyone, he advised. The TRS government suspended the Swamy Paripurnanda even though there is no single case against him, then why the government is not suspending and terminating Owaisi brothers who are trying to create communal riots with their controversy statements, he questioned.last_img read more

Crack whip against food adulterating mafia AIYF

first_imgKurnool: All India Youth Federation (AIYF) State secretary N Lenin Babu demanded that the State government to initiate stringent action on food adulterating mafia, which is playing with the health of several people. The AIYF activists staged a protest in front of Gandhi statue near the Collectorate on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, Lenin Babu said that over 10 lakh people were falling prey to cancer disease every year by consuming adulterated foods like milk, chilly power, turmeric and edible oils. Apart from cancer disease, the people were also becoming prey to liver, kidney and heart strokes, he said and demanded the government to impose Preventive and Detention (PD) Act on the persons adulterating the consumables. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us It is very unfortunate that the food safety department which has to control the adulterating mafia, is facing staff shortage, he lamented. He noted there were only 39 staff against the required strength of 649 across the State. Demanding immediate filling of vacant posts, he urged the government to set up mobile lab in addition to permanent food adulterating test laboratory in the district headquarters. Also Read – Quarry checks bring down granite production Advertise With Us CPI district secretary SN Rasoon said the police, revenue, health and vigilance departments should be given special powers to prevent the food adulteration. He urged that awareness camps should be organised across the district besides including a subject in school curriculum. AIYF district president Naga Ramudu, Karumanchi, K Srinivasulu, AISF district president Dhanunjaya, Sriramulu and Dhanalakshmi participated.last_img read more

Minor girl raped in Jashore

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationA nine-year-old girl was reportedly raped by a 53-year-old man at Colony Para in Sharsha upazila in Jashore on Tuesday, reports UNB.The victim’s father filed a case accusing Abdul Hamid Khandaker of rape, said Shukdeb Roy, officer-in-charge of Bagachra police camp.Locals said the victim went to Hamid’s house for playing in the afternoon. At one stage, he took the girl to his room and violated her.Neighbours rushed in hearing the girl’s scream and rescued her but Hamid managed to flee.”We’re trying to arrest the suspect,” the OC said.last_img

Political Perspectives City Of Houston Finances

first_imgIn his January inaugural address, Mayor Sylvester Turner stated that he would issue an order to streamline city spending as part of a larger plan to fix our city’s budget issues. A budget crisis that some say is a direct result of an increase in employee pension costs and a voter imposed cap on city property tax collections. In this episode, we discuss the state of the city’s finances and budget concerns.Produced by Houston Public Media, Political Perspectives is a weekly web-series continuing the political discussion from its companion TV program, Red, White and Blue.  Host/commentators, Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus with moderator, Laurie Johnson will further the political conversation with their perspectives on political topics. The web-series will air online at 8 p.m. at www.houstonpublicmedia.org/perspectives following the 7:30 p.m. TV 8 broadcast of Red, White and Blue.Here are more episodes of Political Perspectives. Sharelast_img read more

Team suggests sublimating ice to propel CubeSats

first_img © 2015 Phys.org Explore further MIT lab developing ion microthrusters for cubesats Citation: Team suggests sublimating ice to propel CubeSats (2015, March 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-03-team-sublimating-ice-propel-cubesats.html More information: Conceptual design of a low-pressure micro-resistojet based on a sublimating solid propellant, Acta Astronautica, Volume 108, March–April 2015, Pages 30–39. www.sciencedirect.com/science/ … ii/S0094576514005001AbstractIn the current and future trend towards smaller satellite missions, the development of a simple and reliable propulsion system with performance and characteristics in line with the typical requirements of nano-satellites and CubeSats plays a crucial role for enhancing the capabilities of this type of missions. This paper describes the design of a micro-resistojet using water stored in the frozen state (ice) as propellant, operating under sublimation conditions at low pressure. The low operating pressure allows for using the vapor pressure of ice as the only method of propellant feeding, thereby allowing for extremely low thrust and electric power usage. The results of an extensive set of numerical simulations for optimizing the thruster geometry in terms of power ratio and specific impulse produced are discussed. In addition, the design of the complete propulsion system is described. It makes use of a limited number of moving parts and two power sources, one in the thruster to increase the propellant temperature and one in the tank to maintain the propellant storage conditions. Results show that the proposed design represents an alternative option capable of meeting the typical requirements of small satellite missions by means of an intrinsically green propellant such as water, with the pressure inside the system never exceeding 600 Pa. Optimization results showed an optimum thrust to power ratio in range 0.2–1.2 mN/W for an expansion slot aspect ratio of 2.5.via Newscientist Tiny satellites that have earned the nickname CubeSats, have become very popular in recent years—their small size allows for many of them to be launched from one rocket, dramatically reducing costs. But they all have one thing in common—lack of a propulsion system. That means they are not able to maintain an orbital altitude, which dooms them to reentry after just a few months. It also prevents them from being sent out into deeper space, such as to the moon, or even to other parts of the solar system. Thus far, several projects have been announced with researchers looking to find a way to balance weight and size relative to the amount of thrust that can be generated. In this new effort the researchers think the solution is to use and ice and a solar collector.The team calls its system Ion Electrospray Propulsion System—it would work by taking advantage of ice sublimating in a space environment. The water molecules would be directed at a plate heated by solar power, which would cause them to move faster—directing them through a nozzle would generate just enough thrust, the team believes, to allow for controlling a CubeSat. The problem of course is how to keep the water frozen while a CubeSat is sitting on a launch-pad. The team does not have an answer for that but believe that if a solution can be found, their engine would be feasible—it would also require just five ounces of ice. That tiny bit of water might present another problem however, as it would account for ten percent of the allowable weight of a CubeSat, meaning there would be less for electronics or other gear. Also there is an issue of power utilization—heating the plate would take away from power that is currently used for other hardware.Whole fleets of CubeSats or CubeExplorers doing both academic and amateur research is an exciting proposition, perhaps if ice does turn out to be the best fuel for them, NASA or commercial rocket companies will start providing freezing compartments for whole crates of CubeStas as part of a package deal. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. CubeSats launched from the International Space Station on 4 October 2012. Credit: NASA (Phys.org)—A trio of researchers affiliated with Delft University in The Netherlands, has come up with a new way to provide propulsion for CubSats—use frozen water as fuel. In their paper published in Acta Astronautica, the team outlines their design and suggest there is just one hurdle still standing in their way—a means of keeping the water frozen while a CubeSat is awaiting launch.last_img read more