Washington: Our preference for coffee or beer is not based on the way the beverages taste, but how they make us feel, according to a study. Scientists from Northwestern University in the US searched for variations in our taste genes that could explain our beverage preferences, because understanding them could indicate ways to intervene in people’s diets. They counted the number of servings of bitter and sweet beverages consumed by about 336,000 individuals in the UK Biobank. The researchers did a genome-wide association study of bitter beverage consumption and of sweet beverage consumption. The study, published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, showed taste preferences for bitter or sweet beverages are not based on variations in our taste genes, but rather genes related to the psychoactive properties of these beverages. “The genetics underlying our preferences are related to the psychoactive components of these drinks,” said Marilyn Cornelis, an assistant professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “People like the way coffee and alcohol make them feel. That is why they drink it. It is not the taste,” Cornelis said in a statement. The study highlights important behaviour-reward components to beverage choice and adds to our understanding of the link between genetics and beverage consumption — and the potential barriers to intervening in people’s diets, she said. Sugary beverages are linked to many disease and health conditions, researchers said. Alcohol intake is related to more than 200 diseases and accounts for about 6 percent of deaths globally, they said. Cornelis did find one variant in a gene, called FTO, linked to sugar-sweetened drinks. People who had a variant in the FTO gene — the same variant previously related to lower risk of obesity — surprisingly preferred sugar-sweetened beverages. “It is counterintuitive. FTO has been something of a mystery gene, and we don’t know exactly how it is linked to obesity,” Cornelis said. “It likely plays a role in behaviour, which would be linked to weight management,” she said. “To our knowledge, this is the first genome-wide association study of beverage consumption based on taste perspective,” said Victor Zhong, a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University.
Casablanca- Heavy rains continue to wreak disaster and destruction throughout Morocco, causing three houses to collapse on Sunday evening in the Arsat Ben Slama neighborhood in Casablanca. The incident has reportedly resulted in several deaths and serious injuries.After a number of previous collapses, including the tragedy in the Bourgone neighborhood of Casablanca in which three apartments collapsed killing more than 20 victims last June, the collapses of the three houses in Arsat Ben Slama, near the Mosque of Hassan II, caused the loss of several lives and serious injuries.The number of dead and injured has not yet been confirmed, as people are still trapped under the wreckage. Local authorities in several regions in the city of Casablanca have already commenced demolition of unstable buildings that were already under the risk of collapse. However, local residents opposed the action simply because they have nowhere else to go.The heavy rain in many parts of the country this year has caused substantial losses in terms of infrastructure, houses, and hundreds of dead people, mainly in the south of Morocco, where people affected by the floods are still receiving humanitarian aid.Not only has the rain spurred Minister of Transport and Equipment, Abdelaziz Rebbah, to urgently search for solutions for the damaged infrastructures and houses caused by the recent floods that hit several parts of the country, Minister of Youth and Sports, Mohamed Ouzzine, has also opened an investigation into the poor construction of the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium that came to light yesterday when it could not withstand the heavy rain it fell in Rabat.
Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), told an industry congress in Barcelona that advanced services and handsets in affluent countries and increased take-up of mobile banking and mobile health-care services in poorer nations is driving the continued demand.“Even during an economic crisis, we have seen no drop in the demand for communications services,” Dr. Touré said. “I am confident that we will continue to see a rapid uptake in mobile cellular services in particular in 2010, with many more people using their phones to access the Internet.”The number of mobile cellular subscriptions had already reached 4.6 billion by the end of last year, and the ITU said it expects growth to be strong across all regions.The agency also predicted that, if current growth rates continue, within five years Web access by people on the move – such as from laptop computers and so-called smart mobile devices – will exceed Web access from desktop computers.“Even the simplest, low-end mobile phone can do so much to improve health care in the developing world,” said Dr. Touré. “Good examples include sending reminder messages to patients’ phones when they have a medical appointment or need a pre-natal check-up. Or using SMS messages to deliver instructions on when and how to take complex medication such as anti-retrovirals or vaccines.“It’s such a simple thing to do, and yet it saves millions of dollars and can help improve and even save the lives of millions of people.”In the developing world, the ITU noted, there are also large numbers of people who have a mobile phone subscription but no bank account and use their phones for banking activities. 15 February 2010Global demand for mobile telephones remains strong, despite the economic crisis, with the number of individual mobile cellular subscriptions likely to top 5 billion this year, the head of the United Nations telecoms agency said today.
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. During a debate on the motion members said they had been concerned that the new freedoms could mean clergy were pressured into “foolishness”. Luke Miller, Archdeacon of London, said: “I had concerns because I felt that there were moments perhaps where themed weddings might have suddenly imposed. Spotted: Justin Welby was wearing ‘blue trainers’ a synod member saidCredit:Danny Lawson/PA “I heard stories of a priest who was asked to wear a purple stole at a wedding – those of you who don’t do coloured dressing up in church should know that that’s the sort of thing worn at a funeral most of the time – because purple was the colour that the bridesmaids would be wearing.”But clauses which specified that clothing must be “suitable for a minister of the Church of England ministering divine service” had allayed concerns. Another member, Bill Braviner, a Stockton-based vicar, implored clergy to consider the needs of congregants who would prefer to see their priest in robes. “I would just make a plea for clergy who prefer not to robe to be open to robing when it is best for the mission of the church,” he said. In another vote, the church also decided that people who die by suicide would now be allowed to have a full Christian burial service. Under official rules they had previously been denied the standard funeral set out in the Book of Common Prayer. But a long-awaited plan to change the law has now been given final assent, in a move hailed as “compassionate” by synod members, who backed it almost unanimously with just one member of the laity voting against. Alan Smith, the bishop of St Albans, said: “The traditional attitude towards the burial of suicides reflected the belief that all suicide was a grave sin. “But public attitudes had changed markedly by the second half of the last century as understandings of mental health had developed.” Clergy will be allowed to opt out using a conscience cause if they choose to do so in cases such as a death by assisted suicide or where a person was avowedly not a Christian, he added. Clergy have been given the go-ahead to ditch their robes and dress down for services following a vote by the church’s General Synod. Priests should be allowed flexibility to wear what they want to make the church more accessible and relevant to the modern world, members said. This means that clergy are now officially allowed to lead services in casual clothing such as jeans and trainers. The changes would help the church by “reflecting the way society has gone in the way of informality”, said Leyland vicar Alistair McHaffie. He also pointed out that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, had led the charge by wearing unorthodox footwear to the York-based synod.Mr McHaffie said: “Years ago the Archbishop of Canterbury would wear sensible black shoes at General Synod – and I’ve noticed this weekend our Archbishop is wearing a pair of blue trainers.” However the Archbishop protested that they were in fact “walking shoes”. Members of the governing body overwhelmingly voted in favour of the changeCredit:Danny Lawson/PA
And it is feared that the price of cocaine could even plummet as the gangs – linked to stabbings and shootings across London – become more competitive in an already saturated market. The latest data from the Office for National Statistics shows that deaths from cocaine in England and Wales… While the battle for “market dominance” on Britain’s streets has seen gangs adopt High Street-style loyalty cards, dealers are also now increasing the potency of the drug to try to guarantee customer loyalty. The violent turf war being waged between organised gangs competing to sell cocaine to wealthy people will see purity rise to dangerous levels and result in a record numbers of drug deaths, experts warn.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBrazilian border town tires of Venezuelan refugeesMarch 15, 2018In “Regional”Neighbouring South American countries stiffen borders as chaos in Venezuela triggers exodusAugust 20, 2018In “latest news”Venezuela crisis: Maduro to close border with BrazilFebruary 21, 2019In “latest news” In this file picture taken on May 3, 2018 Venezuelan refugees queue outside the UNHCR’s Jardim Floresta Camp, in Boa Vista, Roraima State, north of Brazil. (Photos: AFP)SAO PAULO, Brazil (AFP) — A Brazilian federal court has ordered a block on Venezuelans crossing the border from their economically imploding country, but there was no indication Monday of the suspension yet taking effect.The judge, in the northern Brazilian state of Roraima on the Venezuelan border, said in his “provisional” ruling issued on Sunday that the order should take effect immediately.It applies to land crossings at the border, not air or sea arrivals.Roraima’s capital Boa Vista has seen its number of inhabitants swell by nearly eight per cent with the arrival of some 25,000 Venezuelans over the past two years.A government body helping arriving Venezuelans, the Logistics and Humanitarian Task Force, said the suspension had not come into effect by today. It said the government was working to suspend the court order.Most Venezuelans leaving their country – where food and medicine are scarce and their money, the bolivar, has become practically worthless – do so by crossing at land border points.It is estimated that around 500 a day cross into Brazil. Most settle in Roraima state, but others go on to other Brazilian states or to other countries such as Argentina or Chile.The court order has the backing of Roraima’s governor, Suely Campos, who said in a statement that “we have been asking the Supreme Court to close the border since May.”Brazilian President Michel Temer has said several times that the border with Venezuela would not be closed.In the first half of this year, 56,740 Venezuelans sought legal status to stay in Brazil, with 35,540 of them applying for refugee status.
The third place match between Fuchse Berlin and AG Kobenhavn was more of a revial character, saw AG Kobenhavn domination throughout most of match, never letting Fuchse Berlin get close after the initial 20 minutes when it was 8-7 for AGK and has since dominated. In the end, AGK 26-21 Fuchse Berlin.AG Kobenhavn starts the game strong taking a 3-0 lead thanks mostly to Kasper Hvidt brilliant saves, not letting Fuchse score in the first 5 minutes. Hansen’s second goal makes it 4-0 for AGK in the 9th minute, and Sigurdsson asks for a timeout. Finally Fuchse Berlin breaks the ice through Pevnov only in the 10th minute. Then comes another goal through Romero from penalty, and a two-minute suspension for Mikkel Hansen. The Foxes continue in the same manner, and through Petersson and Romero make it 4-4 in the 15th minute. Pevnov a minute later brings the first lead Fuchse Berlin, 5-4, follows, and the score in the 20th minute is 8-7 for AG Kobenhavn. A two-goal run through Larsen bring AGK to 10-7 lead in the 25th minute. By the end of the first half, the lead is only enlarged by 1 goal, the teams going at half-time with 13-9 for AG Kobenhavn.The Berlin side is the one to open the 2nd half with a goal scoring through Christophersen. AGK don’t let the Berliner get close, and make it 16-11 in the 35th minute. Through Sigurdsson, AGK keep the lead steady now at 18-12 in the 40th minute. Ekberg scores for AGK’s to hold onto their highest lead, 19-13. Entering the final remaining 10 minutes, Fuchse Berlin attempt to make the game-ending more interesting, by making it 21-17 for AGK, but with brilliant goal by Sigurdsson it’s again huge +5 for AGK. The closest Fuchse got is 3 goals difference and couldn’t do more. Kvidt is magnificent on the goal, saving important penalty, and in the end AG Kobenhavn deservedly wins the 3rd place with 26-21. ← Previous Story EHF F4 BLOG: Antonio Carlos Ortega “The people wanted handball” Next Story → THW KIEL CONQUERS EUROPE!!! champions leagueFuchse Berlinhvidtkobenhavn
Instagram passe en version 2.1 sur iOSL’application Instagram s’offre une mise à jour sur iOS. Au menu : une interface un peu remodelée et une nouvelle fonction… avant une arrivée du programme sous Android et Windows Phone ?Si l’on attend toujours qu’Instagram débarque sur Android et sur Windows Phone, les utilisateurs de l’application pour iOS vont pouvoir se réjouir. Une nouvelle mise à jour est aujourd’hui disponible. Une version 2.1 qui ne change pas du tout au tout le logiciel mais qui apporte son lot de nouveautés intéressantes. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Tout d’abord, Instagram voit son interface quelque peu remodelée et modifiée : une nouvelle présentation qui s’avère un peu plus agréable à l’oeil et gagne en fluidité, souligne Gizmodo.fr. Ensuite, la version 2.1 accueille aussi une nouvelle fonction baptisée Lux. Celle-ci permet de faire ressortir les contrastes, les détails “cachés” en jouant sur la luminosité et donc en forçant le trait des clichés. Enfin, troisième et dernière nouveauté : les développeurs d’Instagram ont également un nouveau filtre baptisé Sierra et sur lequel les utilisateurs n’hésiteront pas à se jeter.Au final, cette mise à jour n’est donc pas majeure mais elle a le mérite de confirmer le potentiel de l’application, ce qui ravira sans aucun doute ses utilisateurs. Pour ceux qui ne sont pas encore convertis, Instagram est disponible gratuitement sur l’App Store (lien non disponible). En revanche, pour les photographes qui ne sont pas encore sous iOS, il faudra encore un peu de patience pour attendre les versions Android et Windows Phone…Le 19 février 2012 à 20:10 • Maxime Lambert
Google prochainement propriétaire de Twitter ?Le géant de l’internet profiterait de l’étourdissante chute de Facebook pour s’emparer de “l’autre” grand réseau social : Twitter. Selon certaines rumeurs, l’accord serait même finalisé à 99%.Le malheur des uns ferait-il toujours le bonheur des autres ? Selon le magazine Business Insider, Google serait sur le point de racheter Twitter. La firme profiterait de la chute de notoriété, entraîné par la dégringolade de l’action Facebook, pour essayer de récupérer le concurrent de Facebook, autre poids lourd du réseau social sur Internet.Mais l’article ne s’arrête pas en si bon chemin : il explique même que cet accord serait déjà en cours et finalisé à 99%.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Le dernier 1% de désaccord serait situé au niveau du prix de la transaction, mais vu le contexte actuel, Twitter ne serait pas en position de force.Mais, du point de vue des objectifs de ces deux entreprises, tout le monde en sortirait gagnant : le réseau social bénéficiant de plus de vecteurs de diffusion et de notoriété, Google, lui, intégrant l’un des deux réseaux sociaux les plus puissants du monde.Le changement de logo de Twitter (notre photo), effectué ce jour, et la disparition du nom du service ne sont peut être pas le fruit d’une simple coïncidence ou du hasard…L’oiseau aurait-il déjà changé de nid ?Le 7 juin 2012 à 11:29 • Maxime Lambert
D’étranges crânes largement déformés découverts au MexiqueDes archéologues américano-mexicains ont découvert dans un cimetière précolombien dans le Sonora des crânes montrant une forme étrangement allongée. Des crânes dignes du film Alien de Ridley Scott. Ceci fournit la première preuve de l’extension de certaines pratiques rituelles au nord du Mexique. C’est près de la petite agglomération d’Onavas, dans le sud du Sonora au nord du Mexique, que des archéologues de l’Arizona State University et de l’Institut national mexicain d’anthropologie et d’histoire (INAH) ont fait leur découverte : un cimetière comptant 25 tombes et datant, selon l’analyse d’échantillons, de l’an 943 après J.-C. Mais là n’est pas le inattendu. Parmi les défunts, ornés de bracelets, anneaux nasaux ou boucles d’oreilles, les chercheurs ont trouvé 5 crânes portant des mutilations dentaires et 13 montrant une forme inhabituelle.Ces défunts ont en fait subi une déformation intentionnelle de leur crâne qui lui ont donné une forme particulièrement allongée, conduisant à un aspect tout sauf humain. Il s’agit d’une pratique rituelle déjà identifiée dans certaines cultures mais c’est la première fois qu’elle est caractérisée dans cette région. “La déformation crânienne était utilisée dans les cultures méso-américaines pour différencier un groupe social des autres individus et à des fins rituelles. Cette découverte unique montre un mélange de traditions issues de différents groupes du nord du Mexique”, a expliqué l’archéologue Cristina Garcia Moreno, directrice du projet de recherche.L’influence des peuples pratiquant ce rituel semble donc être allée bien plus loin que ce que pensaient jusqu’ici les scientifiques. “L’utilisation d’ornements fabriqués à partir de coquillages du golfe de Californie n’avait jamais été constatée avant dans le territoire du Sonora, et cette découverte étend la limite de l’influence des peuples méso-américains plus au nord que ce qui avait été précédemment documenté”, a ajouté l’archéologue. Un rite de passage à l’adolescence ? À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?”La mutilation dentaire était considérée, dans les cultures telles que le Nayarit, comme un rite de passage à l’adolescence. Ceci est confirmé par les données de ce cimetière du Sonora, où les 5 morts ayant des mutilations dentaires sont tous âgés de plus de 12 ans”, a précisé la chercheuse. Mais “nous n’avons pas pu déterminer pourquoi certains portaient des ornements et d’autres non, ou pourquoi, sur les 25 squelettes, un seul était féminin”, a t-elle indiqué.Par ailleurs, cette ‘hécatombe’ d’adolescents suggère d’après les spécialistes, que ces mutilations rituelles étaient liées à un risque élevé de graves complications sanitaires.Le 19 décembre 2012 à 15:53 • Maxime Lambert
AI-Generated Reviews Fool Users, Embrace Fake NewsThe internet shouts down Peeple, the app that lets you rate people Whether you’re a gluten-free pet owner who likes hiking and brunch or a vegetarian parent who loves donuts, farmer’s markets, and breweries, Yelp can help.The business directory is rolling out a new experience that allows users to tailor their app based on interests, diet, and lifestyle.“We’re starting an open conversation with people to genuinely get to know their preferences, giving them the control to transform the Yelp app,” Akhil Ramesh, head of consumer product, wrote in a blog announcement. “Turning it into a personal concierge for all things local, saving them time and energy.”Start by indicating your preferences: kosher pescatarian, home and auto owner, gender neutral restrooms, etc. Then watch as the app updates, in real time, to highlight those businesses and activities you’re most likely to care about.And, in a few weeks, when you decide to start eating meat again or that you want to take up yoga, simply revise your inclinations: A fresh personalized home screen and search will lead you in new directions.Look for Yelp’s heart symbol to understand why a restaurant or experience is right for you.A gluten-free pet owner who likes hiking and brunch will see a very different home screen and search experience than a vegetarian parent who loves donuts, farmer’s markets and breweries (via Yelp)“By surfacing information that represents the unique flavor of every neighborhood, we are making it easier for people to meaningfully connect with great local businesses,” Ramesh said.Shared preferences are visible only to you; information like dietary preferences (gluten-free, halal, keto, kosher, pescatarian, vegan, vegetarian), interests, lifestyle, and accessibility (wheelchair access, gender-neutral restrooms) will never be shared with a third party, the company promised.Download the latest app version to start personalizing Yelp. Android users can currently access the new search functionality; the full experience is slowly rolling out to Android and iOS platforms.Watch: Your Phone Case May Be Hurting Your Phone’s 5G PerformanceMore on Geek.com:Uber Eats Tests Option to ‘Dine-In’ at RestaurantsGoogle Maps Highlights Restaurants’ Most Popular DishesStudy: Bad Weather Often Means Bad Restaurant Reviews Stay on target
In the Friday 8 March Issue of The Standard the lead story was captioned, “Lawyers in Support of President Take NAMS to Supreme Court”In the article, the persons who were allegedly concerned included what The Standard referred to as PDOIS’ Sidia Jatta. Foroyaa is aware that Sidia Jatta is currently attending a Pan Africa Parliamentary session. The report has far reaching effect and is being discussed not only in the constituency but globally. The first port of call to make any enquiry is Foroyaa. We have sent reporters to find out about this court case but found that it was not listed for this session.
Liverpool have ‘overall agreed’ a deal to sign Roma star having been on the lookout for a new goalkeeper this summer as Brazilian ace Alisson Becker has been high on their top priority target.The 25-year-old stopper have also been linked heavily with Real Madrid and reports have claimed this week that they are leading the race to sign him too, according to Daily Star.But now Italian outlet TMW says Liverpool are not giving up on his signature and they claim that Alisson ‘has overall agreed” a move’ to Anfield and the Reds are ‘working harder and harder’ to get their deal done.Speculations also suggest Jurgen Klopp’s side are in talks with Roma over a £57m transfer this summer as TMW add that Alisson is likely to wait until after the World Cup before he makes his final decision on his future.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…While Liverpool, Real and Paris St-Germain are interested, the keeper could opt to stay put at Roma.Alisson looks set to start as Brazil kick off their World Cup campaign against Switzerland in Rostov on Sunday. They then take on Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.Alisson recently spoke out about the rumours surrounding his future and expressed his desire to get everything sorted before Brazil’s World Cup gets underway.
X 00:00 /07:01 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Brianna Soukup for NPRKaty Park, who runs arts and wellness programs for Momentum — a community service program for people with intellectual disabilities — starts a class on healthy sexuality by asking her students to define what they want in a relationship.Editor’s note: This report includes graphic and disturbing descriptions of sexual assault.In the sex education class for adults with intellectual disabilities, the material is not watered down. The dozen women and men in a large room full of windows and light in Casco, Maine, take on complex issues, such as how to break up or how you know you’re in an abusive relationship. And the most difficult of those issues is sexual assault.Katy Park, the teacher, begins the class with a phrase they’ve memorized: “My body is my own,” Park starts as the rest join in, “and I get to decide what is right for me.”People with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at a rate more than seven times that for people without disabilities. NPR asked the U.S. Department of Justice to use data it had collected, but had not published, to calculate that rate.At a moment when Americans are talking about sexual assault and sexual harassment, a yearlong NPR investigation finds that people with intellectual disabilities are one of the most at-risk groups in America.“This is really an epidemic and we’re not talking about it,” says Park, a social worker who runs arts and wellness programs for Momentum, an agency based in Maine that provides activities in the community and support services for adults with intellectual disabilities. Those high rates of abuse — which have been an open secret among people with intellectual disabilities, their families and people who work with them — are why Park started this class about healthy relationships and healthy sexuality.Because one of the best ways to stop sexual assault is to give people with intellectual disabilities the ability to identify abuse and to know how to develop the healthy relationships they want.“Let’s talk about the positive parts of being in a relationship,” Park says, holding a marker while standing at a whiteboard, at the start of the class. “Why do we want to be in a relationship?”“For love,” says one man. “And sexual reaction.”“Romance,” adds a woman.Brianna Soukup for NPRPark has been working with adults with intellectual disabilities for 14 years. She says that two-thirds of her class is about learning the building blocks of healthy relationships.“How about support?” asks Lynne, a woman who speaks with a hushed voice and sits near the front of the class.“Having support, right?” Park says, writing the word on the board. “We all want support.”From working with the men and women here, Park realized they want to have relationships, love and romance. They see their parents, siblings and their friends in relationships. They see people in relationships when they watch TV or go to the movies. They want the same things as anyone else.But it’s harder for them. When they were in school, most of the adults in this room say, they didn’t get the sex ed classes other kids got. Now, just going on a date is difficult. They probably don’t drive or have cars. They rely on public transportation. They don’t have a lot of money. They live at home with their parents or in a group home, where there’s not a lot of privacy.And then there’s the one thing that really complicates romance for people with intellectual disabilities: those high rates of sexual abuse.“Oftentimes, it actually is among the only sexual experience they’ve had,” says Park. “When you don’t have other healthy sexual experiences, how do you sort through that? And then the shame, and the layers upon layers upon layers.”This class, she says, is about “breaking the chain, being empowered to say, ‘No. This stops with me.’ ““I think people take advantage”Brianna Soukup for NPRA participant helps Park hang the agenda on the wall at the start of class.The women and men come to Momentum during the week for different programs. They go kayaking and biking; they go to the library and do volunteer work at the local food bank. There’s a range of disability here. You can look at some of the men and women — maybe someone with Down syndrome — and see they have a disability. Others, even after you talk to them, you might not figure out they have an intellectual disability.Like one small woman with short, choppy dark hair, streaked red.She’s 22 now, but when she was 18, her boyfriend was several years older. She says he was controlling. He didn’t let her have a cellphone or go see her friends.“He was strangling me and stuff like that,” says the woman. (NPR is not using her name.) “And he was, the R-word — I hate to say it, but rape.” She says he raped her eight times, hit her and kicked her. “So I don’t know how I’m alive today, actually. He choked me where I blacked out.”She thinks she was an easy target for him, because of her mild intellectual disability. “I think people take advantage,” she says. “They like to take advantage of disabilities. I have disabilities, not as bad as theirs. But I think they like to take advantage, which is wrong. I hate that.”She says the class helped her better understand what she wanted, and had a right to, in a relationship. She’s got a kind and respectful boyfriend now.Her friend Lynne listens and says she would like to find a boyfriend. But in her past, she has experienced repeated sexual abuse.She talks about a time when she was 14 and “this older guy that knew us” forced her to have sex. She says she told people but no one believed her. The next year, when she was 15, she was sexually assaulted — this time by a boy at her school. “I was trying to scream,” she says, “but I couldn’t because he had his hand over my mouth, telling me not to say anything to anybody.”Lynne, who is 38, says those rapes and others left her unable to develop relationships. “I couldn’t trust anyone,” she says. Lynne (NPR has agreed to identify her by her middle name) says this class has helped her realize she wants a real, romantic relationship and has taught her how to better find one.“There’s a lot of loneliness”Katherine McLaughlin, a New Hampshire sex educator, developed the curriculum used by Momentum. She wrote it so that it uses concrete examples to describe things, to match the learning style of people with intellectual disabilities. It shows pictures and uses photographs.McLaughlin says the main desire of adults with intellectual disabilities is to learn “how to meet people and start relationships. There’s a lot of loneliness.”That loneliness leaves them vulnerable to getting into abusive relationships, she says, or to rape.Brianna Soukup for NPRA student takes notes in Park’s Relate class.Sometimes, especially when they’re young, they can’t name what happened to them as a sexual assault. Because they didn’t get the education to identify it. “We don’t think of them as sexual beings. We don’t think of them as having sexual needs or desires,” McLaughlin says. “Often they’re thought of as children, even when they’re 50 years old.”Sheryl White-Scott, a New York City internist who specializes in treating people with intellectual disabilities, estimates that at least half of her female patients are survivors of sexual assault. “In my clinical experience, it’s probably close to 50 percent, but it could be as high as 75 percent,” she says. “There’s a severe lacking in sexual education. Some people just don’t understand what is acceptable and what’s not.”Most of the women and men at the class in Maine say they didn’t get sex ed classes, like other kids, when they were in school. Or if they did, it was the simplistic warnings, like the kind given to young children. “It’s easy to fall back on ‘good touch-bad touch’ sex ed,” says Michael Gill, the author of Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency. “That’s a lot of what they get.” And the usual warning about “stranger danger” can be unhelpful, because it’s not strangers but people they know and trust who are most likely to assault them.Most rapes are committed by someone a victim knows. For women without disabilities, the person who assaults them is a stranger 24 percent of the time. NPR’s data from unpublished Justice Department numbers show the difference is stark for people with disabilities: The abuser is a stranger less than 14 percent of the time.“Parents get this; professionals don’t,” says Nancy Nowell, a sexuality educator with a specialty in teaching people with developmental disabilities, an umbrella term that includes intellectual disability but also autism.Parents have significant reason to worry: Figuring out what’s a healthy relationship is difficult for any young person, and it can be even trickier if a person has an intellectual disability. People with intellectual disabilities are vulnerable to problems from rape to unwanted pregnancy. Some people with intellectual disabilities marry. A small number have children — and rely upon family or others to support them as parents.Still, says McLaughlin, parents often are reluctant to talk to their children with intellectual disabilities about sex. “Parents often feel, if I talk about it they will go and be sexual,” she says, and they fear that could make them targets for sexual assault.Brianna Soukup for NPRPark asks her students to weigh in on agreements with a thumbs up or a thumbs down during class.But educators such as McLaughlin, Gill and Nowell argue the reverse: that comprehensive sexuality education is the best way to prevent sexual assault. “If people know what sexual assault is,” says Gill, an assistant professor of disability studies at Syracuse University, “they become empowered in what is sexuality and what they want in sexuality.”RespectGill argues that a long history of prejudice and fear gets in the way. He notes early 20th century laws that required the sterilization of people with intellectual disabilities. That came out of the eugenics movement, which put faith in IQ tests as proof of the genetic superiority of white, upper-class Americans.People with intellectual disabilities were seen as a danger to that order. “Three generations of imbeciles are enough,” Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes famously wrote in a 1927 opinion that ruled the state of Virginia could forcibly sterilize a young woman deemed “feebleminded.”Carrie Buck was the daughter of a woman who lived at a state institution for people with intellectual disabilities. And when Buck became pregnant — the result of a rape — she was committed to a state institution where she gave birth and was declared mentally incompetent to raise the child. Buck was then forcibly sterilized to prevent her from getting pregnant again. There was evidence that neither Buck, nor her daughter, Vivian, was, in fact, intellectually disabled. In the first half of the 20th century, impoverished women who had children outside marriage were often ruled by courts to be “feebleminded.”There was another myth in popular culture that people with intellectual disabilities were violent and could not control their sexual urges. Think about that staple of high school literature classes, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. The intellectually disabled Lennie can’t control himself when the ranch hand’s wife lets him stroke her hair. He becomes excited, holding her too tight, and accidentally strangles her.The class in Maine aims to help these adults know what’s a healthy relationship and how to communicate how they feel about someone.The main way this class differs from a traditional sex ed class is that — to help people with intellectual disabilities learn — the material is broken down and spread out over 10 sessions. Each class lasts for 2 1/2 hours. But the adults in the class are completely attentive for the entire session.They do take a couple of very short breaks to get up and move around, including one break to dance. Everyone gets up when Park turns on the tape recorder and plays — just right for this group asking to be treated like adults — Aretha Franklin singing “Respect.” There is joyous dancing and shouts. And when the song is over, they go back to their seats and get back to work.Meg Anderson assisted with reporting for this story. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share
X 00:00 /00:54 Listen Thejas Panarkandy/FlickrIn Hinduism, Ganesh –or Ganesha– is an aspect of the divine depicted with the head of an elephant.The Fort Bend County Republican Party has apologized for a newspaper ad aimed at Hindu voters. But the controversy could have lasting consequences.The ad ran in the India Herald ahead of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. The festival honors Ganesha, an aspect of the divine depicted with the head of an elephant. The ad concluded with the appeal, “Would you worship a donkey or an elephant? The choice is yours.”Rishi Bhutada is a board member of the Hindu American Foundation and a Fort Bend County resident. He says the ad provoked outrage in the county’s Hindu community, “not only for the fact that it equated worship of Lord Ganesha to choosing a political party, but also because it implied that Hindus worship animals as gods, and it’s a very common misconception that can lead to bullying…about one in three Hindu students in the United States report being bullied.”The foundation called on the Fort Bend County Republican Party to apologize for running the ad, which Bhutada decried as “problematic and offensive.”Jacey Jetton, the county party’s chairman issued the following statement in response: “The ad was meant to be part of the celebration [of Ganesh Chaturthi] and acknowledge the occasion. The ad was not meant to disparage Hindu customs or traditions in any way. As the party’s first Korean-American Chairman, I have seen successful party outreach and understand the complexities of those efforts. This ad was created with input from those of Hindu faith so that we could properly pay respect to the sacred festival. This highlights the difficulty in outreach that can be positive for one group but not for another in the same community. We offer our sincerest apologies to anyone that was offended by the ad. Obviously, that was not the intent.”“I always have a little bit of a concern when people say, ‘If you were offended, then we are sorry,’ says Mika Rao, another Fort Bend County resident. “Really what I would like to have heard is something like, ‘In reflection, we recognize why this was insensitive, and we apologize.’”The Hindu American Foundation is planning a get-out-the-vote campaign tied to Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. This year, Diwali falls on November 7, the day after Election Day. Several Indian-American candidates are on the ballot in Fort Bend County, most notably Sri Preston Kulkarni, the Democratic opponent of Republican Congressman Pete Olson. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share
(Updated October 27, 2014) The Reginald F. Lewis Museum Gala launches the museum’s 10th anniversary, with a Community Awards Program, 6-8 p.m., Oct. 29, highlighting the work of local organizations and individuals for their service to our communities. The six awardees are Theo Rodgers, president of A&R Companies; Annette March-Grier, president of Roberta’s House; Bronwyn Mayden, executive director of Promise Heights; Associated Black Charities; the AFRO American Newspapers; and The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. The celebration continues with the Museum Gala, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 1 at Martin’s West, Baltimore, Md.This year, the gala will honor the late Delegate Howard “Pete” Rawlings and his legacy and dedication to Maryland communities. The special awardee is Paulette Brown, Baltimore native and the first African-American woman to be named president-elect of the American Bar Association. The honorary co-chairs are Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Judge Robert M. Bell and Del. Adrienne A. Jones, speaker pro tem, Maryland House of Delegates. Rep. Elijah Cummings will also be in attendance. The gala co-chairs are Beverly Cooper and Beverly Carter. Live entertainment is provided by the Panama band. There will be a live auction of Orioles’ Adam Jones’ cleats and two pairs of airline tickets to Puerto Rico plus hotel, courtesy of Southwest Airlines and the Hyatt House. The gala supports the work of the museum to share with audiences from around the world the iconic legacy of African American history and culture to create greater understanding and healing. Gala attendees will also have the chance to contribute to community access for schoolchildren by funding one or more school buses so that children may visit the museum.For more information about the gala, visit www.RFLewisMuseum/gala
Wish you could delete messages from Facebook Messenger? If so, you’re in luck: The app will now let you delete texts from conversations.On Tuesday, Facebook introduced the new unsend feature in a press release, which could be helpful if you tend to make typos or send the wrong emojis in Facebook Messenger. With the new feature, you can quickly remove mistakes and save yourself from an embarrassing chat. The new feature is now available for Facebook Messenger users on the latest versions of Android and iOS.Have you ever wanted to remove a message from a chat on Messenger? Starting today, you can easily with just a few taps. Learn more here: https://t.co/ncNG4EXuwb pic.twitter.com/xwTK90GLPT— Messenger (@messenger) February 5, 2019Deleting messages is easy: Tap on the message you want to remove and select the option, “Remove for Everyone.” The removed message will then be replaced with a text alerting conversation participants that the message was deleted. You’ll have up to 10 minutes to remove a message after it’s sent.Facebook Messenger will also let you remove messages for yourself. It’s similar to the process above, except you’ll tap “Remove for You.” Once you select this option, the message will only be removed from your screen, but not anyone else’s.Visit Facebook’s Messenger Help page for more details on the unsend feature.More on Geek.com:Facebook Is Reportedly Integrating Its Social Messaging AppsFacebook to Discontinue Moments Photo-Sharing AppFacebook’s New Page Initiatives Aim to Crack Down on Fake News Stay on target ‘Storm Loch Ness’ Joke Facebook Event Aims to Spot Folklore ‘Monster’Nearly 300K Alien Fans Sign Up to ‘Raid Area 51’ for Joke Facebook Event
Technology | June 18, 2009 Orthocrat Releases Version 2.2 of TraumaCad News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Related Content News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. June 18, 2009 – Orthocrat released Version 2.2 of TraumaCad, a workflow solution from planning to surgery to follow-up for orthopedic surgeons. Version 2.2 improved features for streamlining the process of templating and surgery planning. Tighter integration with OrthoFlow and OrthoWeb aim to help move cases easily within the clinic and into the operating room. Version 2.2 enhancements include:·Auto-Hip Templating. With a single click, any of your surgeons can have his favorite combination placed on the image, with most stems placed at the correct spot and at the correct size.· Auto Deformity-Correction. The best deformity-correction software just got even better! After placing up to 4 CORAs on an image, an automatic function shows the surgeon how the selected deformities must be corrected.· Undo and Redo. You can now repeatedly click the button, without paying any penalty.Other feature upgrades include: Save and Open Case, Templates Library (Search and Kits), OrthoFlow Integration, OrthoWeb Integration, Undo and Redo and Freehand Line.For more information: www.orthocrat.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more
Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. News | January 21, 2014 ACR Names William Thorwarth Chief Executive Officer Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more “I am deeply honored to be chosen to help lead radiology forward during this time of great change in our health care system. I look forward to carrying on the tremendous leadership tradition at ACR and to helping radiology shape the future of medicine,” said Thorwarth, namesake of ACR’s William T. Thorwarth, Jr., M.D., Award for excellence in economics and health policy. For more information: www.acr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Thorwarth succeeds Harvey L. Neiman, M.D., FACR, who served more than 20 years as board chair and CEO of ACR. During his tenure, Neiman oversaw the launch of the ACR Education Center; the Radiology Leadership Institute; the ACR Dose Index Registry; the Journal of the American College of Radiology; the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology and ACR Informatics. Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Related Content Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. A 30-year practitioner of diagnostic radiologist with Catawba Radiological Associates in Hickory, N.C., Thorwarth previously served as ACR president, chair of the ACR Economics Commission, member of the ACR board of chancellors and most recently on the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) board of directors. He began his career as an emergency room physician in New Bern, N.C., and later served as chair of the Frye Regional Medical Center board of directors in Hickory, N.C. January 21, 2014 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) has named William T. Thorwarth, Jr., M.D., FACR, its chief executive officer (CEO), effective April 2014. Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more
Source = The Liming The Liming – VillaHottest new Caribbean hotel opens in time for ChristmasOne of the most eagerly awaited new luxury hotels on the hottest Caribbean island of the moment has opened its doors to welcome the first guests in time for the festive season.Situated on the idyllic island of Bequia (Bek-way), The Liming was launched by world-renowned and multi award winning Scottish company Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI) offering guests a new place to relax, unwind and switch off this Christmas.Influenced by the serenity of the local way of life, guests at The Liming can reset whilst relaxing in a private infinity pool under the rays of the Caribbean sun, dine at the hotel’s exclusive restaurant set about the roof of the Caribbean Sea with 360 views of the island or enjoy the freedom to just be.Norbert Lieder, managing director, ICMI, said: “Since announcing that we were opening The Liming, the hotel has become hugely anticipated. Guests are eager to escape their busy lives and make the most of Bequia and what it has to offer.“This is a destination unlike anywhere else in the world and we look forward to hosting our very first guests this festive season, treating them to an experience a million miles from what they’re used to at a time when relaxation and self-care is almost definitely needed.“As soon as you arrive on the island and step foot into the hotel you quickly realise that this is a unique and special place. It’s the real Caribbean and we’ve carefully designed a concept that embodies the local liming approach to life whilst maintaining the luxurious experience that we’re renowned for worldwide.”Guests of The Liming can choose from 13 exquisitely designed private villas with one, two, four and five-bedroom available. .Passing yachts will also have the chance to experience the hotel’s restaurant which will be overseen by award-winning chef Mustakeen Sultan to boast a tantalising choice of locally-sourced ingredients and a menu including fresh island picked fruit, aromatic vegetables and ocean to table seafood served in bespoke ice troughs.Reached by air or sea, Bequia’s closest connecting islands are Barbados, St Lucia and St Vincent. Prices per night start from $550 for a Junior Suite on a bed and breakfast basis for two people sharing.For more information on The Liming, visit: thelimingbequia.com