Welcome A Potential Animal Star Into Your Home During Petcos Adoption Weekend

first_imgPetco will host a National Adoption Weekend at stores nationwide July 5-6, 2014, where animal lovers can find their future best friend and very own potential star.PetcoMany famous four-legged silver screen and social media pet stars were once housed in a shelter; but through pet adoption, these amazing animals found their fairy tale ending in a forever home.Here’s a list of some famous pups and cats that were adopted before the world knew their name:• Benji: The first dog to play Benji was a shelter dog named Higgins who was adopted from the Burbank Animal Shelter. The movie “Benji,” released in 1974, is the first film in a series of nine about the golden mixed breed dog with an uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time.• Grumpy Cat: Arguably one of the most famous cats on the Internet, Grumpy Cat, whose real name is actually Tardar Sauce, has over five million Facebook friends and more than 300,000 Instagram followers.• Uggie: Born in 2002, Uggie is a Jack Russell Terrier famous for his roles in “Water for Elephants” and “The Artist.” Before his big screen debut, Uggie was rejected by his first two owners for being “too wild.”• Tuna Melts My Heart: Left abandoned on a San Diego road, Tuna was found by a rescuer, traumatized and afraid. The rescuer brought him to a local farmer’s market and Courtney Dasher adopted him. Now Tuna has almost 800,000 Instagram followers and is an advocate for pet adoption.• Baxter: Before playing Will Ferrell’s dog in “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” Baxter, whose real name was Peanut, was adopted from the Los Angeles Animal Services East Valley Shelter. An animal trainer rescued Peanut after his life of abuse, injury and neglect, and turned him into one of Hollywood’s funniest pet sidekicks.For those ready to welcome their very own pet star into their life, Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations nationwide will be hosting adoption events the weekend of July 5-6, 2014. Pet adoption times may vary, so it’s recommended to contact the nearest location for adoption hours.For more information on adoption events in your area, visit www.petco.com/adoptions.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Saskatchewan survivors file class action against Ottawa over excluded residential school

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsA group of residential school survivors recently filed a class action lawsuit against Ottawa seeking compensation for their time as students at the Île-à-la-Crosse residential school in Saskatchewan.The class action lawsuit, which still needs certification, was filed on Sept. 2 with the Federal Court of Canada.The Île-à-la-Crosse school was excluded from the multi-billion dollar settlement agreement because Ottawa said it had nothing to do with operating the school which was run by the Roman Catholic Oblate Fathers order.The lawsuit argues that Canada has a constitutional responsibility for the First Nation and Metis children who attended the school and that Ottawa delegated the school’s operation to the Saskatchewan government. The lawsuit said the RCMP also enforced attendance at the school and residential schools operated as a result of federal policy.The class action represents about 100 survivors who attended the school from Saskatchewan communities like Buffalo Narrows, Dillon, Turner Lake, La Loche, Beauval, Jans Bay and Cole Bay.“I know some of those nuns would be in jail, what they did to kids there,” said survivor Tony Maurice, 73. “I saw one kid, one morning, he had his bedsheet over his head that the nuns had thrown over him and they wanted him to smell his piss. It was a Dene kid.”Maurice began attending the school in 1950 when he was seven and remained there until 1956.“It was pretty tough, it is pretty tough,” said Maurice, who is the mayor of Jans Bay, in northernwestern Saskatchewan. “It took me a month at least to say I wanted to go the washroom (in English)…I saw a lot of kids going in their pants and everything.”Maurice said Cree was his first language.“Personally, I had been called everything from a ‘nigger’ to different names,” he said. “I am a fairly dark person, I guess I didn’t qualify as a human being.”Maurice said Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett visited Île-à-la-Crosse on Sept. 8 for the school building’s ceremonial demolition. Maurice said she met with some of the survivors. Maurice said Bennett told them she wanted to negotiate a settlement. He said Bennett told them “it was time to get to the table” to find a “just and honourable resolution.”But he’s not holding his breath for Ottawa to come and settle their claim.“I am waiting. Every day I wait for a call or something,” said Maurice, in a phone interview from the Jans Bay hamlet office.Bennett’s office did not immediately return a request for comment.The lawsuit is being handled on behalf of the survivors by Calgary law firm Klym Law.The school operated from 1921 to the mid-1980s.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Cyprus to EU Speed up granting name protection for halloumi

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus is urging the European Union to speed up the process granting full name protection to halloumi cheese, the east Mediterranean island nation’s top culinary export.Cyprus government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou told The Associated Press on Wednesday that authorities are pressing the European Commission to speed things up. An application, filed in 2015 amid talks to reunify ethnically split Cyprus, would limit use of the name in EU countries to halloumi made only on both sides of the divide. But Cyprus peace talks collapsed in 2017.Cyprus recently lost the halloumi trademark in the U.K. due to what officials said was an administrative foul-up.The Associated Press

Federal election 2019 roundup NDP not happy about Peoples Party debate invitation

Day seven of the 2019 federal election begins with Justin Trudeau making an early announcement about maternity benefits in St. John’s. In this live story, we’ll be tracking the campaign news as it happens.4:00 p.m. — The race is still a dead heatThe Nanos nightly tracking polling numbers continue to show a statistical tie between the Conservatives and Liberals, with the two parties at 36 per cent and 35 per cent, respectively, in voter intention. The NDP has also been consistent at around 15 per cent support.Nanos also saw “notable negative pressure” for the Green Party, which is down to 7 per cent support.3:15 p.m. — Singh rides a tractor in VernerThere was a veritable lineup of politicians waiting to plow a small patch of ground at the Verner International Plowing Match in Ontario today. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh finally got his turn after provincial NDP leader Andrea Horwath and Ontario Premier Doug Ford.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Here’s the #NDP photo op of the day- week, so far. #IPM #IPM2019CIL #cdnpoli #exln43 pic.twitter.com/aFQLKkv2Ds— Abigail Bimman (@AbigailBimman) September 17, 2019 2:45 p.m. — The growing cost of Conservative campaign promisesNational Post columnist John Ivison has filed from the campaign trail with Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and he’s concerned about the cost of all these promises.“He has skated around questions about how he will pay for this spending but he confirmed he has no plans to cut the Canada Child Benefit, which the Liberals enriched by 15 per cent for children under age one on Tuesday.Federal deficits are forecast to average $15 billion a year through the next Parliament and Scheer’s proposals add another $8.3 billion a year when all measures are in place.”Read it here.1:58 p.m. — Rick Mercer not happy with Conservative PartyRick Mercer says a Conservative candidate is distributing a meme featuring a photo of the comedian and a plea to “vote Conservative” and he’s not happy about it. “Not true. All fake. Please stop,” the comedian wrote on Twitter.Dear @AndrewScheer & good folks at @Cpc_hq – Your candidate in Burnaby North Seymour is distributing a Meme on social media with my face and the words “Vote Conservative” indicating it is a quote from me. Not true. All fake. Please Stop. #WhoAreThesePeople? #Cdnpoli #yuck— Rick Mercer (@rickmercer) September 17, 2019 Update: The Conservatives say the post has been deleted.1:00 p.m. — NDP not happy about People’s Party debate invitationNDP leader Jagmeet Singh says he is troubled by the recent decision to include the People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier in the federal leaders’ debates on Oct. 7 and Oct. 10.In a letter to the debate commission, Singh accused Bernier of recruiting racists to run for his party and for peddling conspiracy theories.Singh also criticized Bernier for attacking 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, which Bernier subsequently backtracked on.10:20 a.m. — Scheer promises to boost RESP grantConservative leader Andrew Scheer promised to increase the government’s contribution to RESPs by boosting the maximum annual grant from 20 per cent to 30 per cent, with the maximum contribution rising from $500 to $750 per year.At a press conference in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Scheer said that a couple who contributes $50 each month to their child’s RESP will receive about $1,080 more than they would currently receive, over the lifetime of the fund.The plan also allows low-income parents to receive a 50 per cent contribution on the first $500 they contribute to an RESP, compared to the current contribution of 40 per cent.9:40 a.m. — A stop for poutine on the campaign trailA clip of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau buying poutine for CBC reporter David Cochrane at a campaign stop yesterday is making the round on social media.“The Liberal Party always supports the CBC,” Trudeau joked.“The Liberal Party always supports the CBC,” Justin Trudeau jokes as he gives a CBC journalist an order of poutine while on the campaign trail Monday. More #elxn43 coverage: https://t.co/ir9WSRTwJM pic.twitter.com/WoSEKNwc2A— Globalnews.ca (@globalnews) September 17, 20199:00 a.m. — Trudeau announces boosted child benefit for infantsLiberal leader Justin Trudeau announced a plan to boost the Canada Child Benefit by 15 per cent for children under the age of one. The party estimates that it could give families up to $1,000, depending on how much they qualify for the income-tested benefit.Trudeau also announced a plan to move toward tax-free maternity and paternity benefits and increased benefits for adoptive parents. The Conservatives also announced a plan to reduce the tax burden on maternity and paternity benefits.8:45 a.m. — Singh touts candidate in McKenna’s ridingNDP leader Jagmeet Singh was in downtown Ottawa this morning boosting Emilie Taman, the party’s candidate to take on Environment Minister Catherine McKenna.Singh also spoke about the party’s housing affordability plan, which involves spending $5 billion in the first year-and-a-half of government to eventually create half a million new affordable units over 10 years. Singh also kept up the NDP’s sustained attack on the Liberal housing policy.“More of those pretty words, acknowledging the problem. But when it comes to the actual solving of the problem, just empty promises,” said Singh.8:30 a.m. — Trudeau heads east, while Scheer spends the day in WinnipegLiberal leader Justin Trudeau will be in St. John’s this morning for a policy announcement and media availability at 9:30 a.m. local time. He heads to P.E.I. in the evening for a rally.Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is in Winnipeg this morning where he will make a policy announcement and take questions from reporters at 9 a.m. local time.NDP leader Jagmeet Singh will be in downtown Ottawa this morning to make an announcement about housing, before heading off to Sudbury for a town hall on affordability.Green party Leader Elizabeth May will announce the party’s platform on privacy rights in Waterloo at 11 a.m.• Email: sxthomson@postmedia.com | Twitter: read more

Brian Rolle joins former Buckeye Kurt Coleman in Philadelphia

Former Ohio State linebacker Brian Rolle was selected in the sixth round of the NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Rolle, the 193rd overall pick, is undersized for his position in the NFL, at 5-foot-9, but his ability to defend against the pass makes him an asset for any defense. He will join another former Buckeye, Kurt Coleman, on the Eagles defense, and may get consideration at the strong safety position. He is expected to be a special-teams player as he develops his game, much like his career at OSU. Rolle started two seasons at OSU at the middle linebacker position, and was named first-team All-Big Ten his senior season with fellow Buckeye Ross Homan. Rolle recorded 76 total tackles and two interceptions in the 2010 season. Rolle ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds, and benched 225 pounds 28 times at the combine. He is the cousin of the New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle, and the Eagles hope Brian will offer the same success. The Eagles finished last season 10-6 and won the NFC East before losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers in the playoffs. read more

Nepal clinch onerun thriller to record maiden ODI win

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedKhadka becomes Nepal’s first ODI centurion as they beat UAEJanuary 28, 2019In “latest news”Nepal’s ‘miracle’ takes them into World Cup QualifiersFebruary 14, 2018In “latest news”CPL 2018: Nepalese young talent Lamichhane excited to be playing alongside Gayle, LewisJune 19, 2018In “Sports” A crucial 61 off 46 balls from Sompal Kami was followed by a game-changing spell of legspin by Sandeep Lamichhane as Nepal defeated Netherlands by a solitary run for their first ever win in ODIs in just their second match.Paras Khadka drives Pieter Seelaar over long-on for six during his maiden ODI fifty Peter (Della Penna)Nepal were in trouble after captain Paras Khadka fell for 51 at the end of the 31st over to leave them on 135 for 6. But Kami counterattacked after entering at No. 8 and thwarted the hosts’ bowling attack with a fierce flurry that included five fours and three sixes to propel Nepal to 216.Netherlands were cruising at 114 for 2 behind a half-century from Wesley Barresi before Lamichhane struck twice in three balls in the 29th over to spark a dramatic collapse. With his final two overs held back by Khadka, Lamichhane returned for another key blow in the 44th over, foxing Shane Snater with a googly for the ninth wicket, with Netherlands needing 32 off 39 balls and they eventually fell one run short. (ESPNCricinfo) Nepal 216 (Kami 61, Khadka 51, Klaassen 3-38) beat Netherlands 215 (Barresi 71, Lamichhane, 3-41) by one run read more

This Creature Has a Transient Anus That Only Appears When Its Needed

first_imgStay on target Extremely Rare, Two-Colored Lobster Found in MaineNew Species of Giant Flying Reptile Identified By Scientists A scientist has stumbled upon a jellyfish-like creature with one unique feature and not-so-dirty-secret: a “transient anus” that only appears when it needs to defecate and disappears as soon as it excretes waste.The warty comb jelly (Mnemiopsis leidyi), also known as sea walnut, resembles a jellyfish but is actually a species of tentaculate ctenophore. As detailed in an article published in Invertebrate Biology, it doesn’t have a visible anus most of the time. Instead, the comb jelly forms an anal pore that ejects digested food once the gut has filled up. After it has finished its business, the hole neatly closes up again.“That is the really spectacular finding here,” Sidney Tamm of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, who made the discovery, told New Scientist. “There is no documentation of a transient anus in any other animals that I know of.”Jellyfish and comb jellies are simple organisms with one inner tract. In some jellies, the gut has only one opening that functions as both a mouth and anus. But while studying the warty comb jelly, Tamm could not find any trace of its anus.Warty comb jelly (Mnemiopsis leidyi) at the New England Aquarium. (Photo Credit: Steven G. Johnson/Wikimedia Commons)“It is not visible when the animal is not pooping,” he said. “There’s no trace under the microscope. It’s invisible to me.”According to New Scientist, Tamm’s observations show there is no permanent connection between the gut and the rear of the body. When waste accumulates, part of the comb jelly’s gut starts to balloon out until it touches the outer layer, or epidermis. The gut then fuses with the epidermis, forming an anal opening. Once excretion is complete, the process is reversed and the anus vanishes.The whole process happens quickly, and a mature warty comb jellies grow a new anus every hour or so, while their larvae do it about once every 10 minutes.Of course, the discovery is not just interesting poop-related news. The discovery of the transient anus of the warty comb jelly, whose family is over 500 million years old, may shed light on the evolution of a permanent anus in animals.Tamm told New Scientist the process of the gut bulging and fusing with the epidermis to form an anus is how the anus evolved in the first place.As expected, Twitter has hilarious reactions to the discovery.center_img More on Geek.com:500-Million-Year-Old Worm Superhighway Discovered in Canada‘Astonishing’ New Tarantula With Bizarre Horn On Its Back Discovered in AngolaBiologist Discovers Flying Squirrel That Glows Pink in the Darklast_img read more

Is Termination Of Services Being Done According To Rules

first_imgQUESTION OF THE DAYCOMPLAINTS ABOUT THE TERMINATION OF SERVICESA number of people did approach Foroyaa to find out whether their termination from office is justifiable. Foroyaa has made enquiries and it is necessary for those who are victimized to address letters to the Office of the Ombudsman to seek redress.This office is an oversight institution and under the new dispensation it should prove its independence and impartiality so that political consideration, past or present, will not be the basis of depriving public servants of their right to hold public office or enjoy promotion on the basis of merit.Foroyaa is thus advising such civil servants to test the viability of such institutions in preventing public servants from being victimized.last_img

Students Meet Their Hawaiian Ohana At The GRAMMY Museum

first_img Twitter News Email Facebook Kids Meet Their Hawaiian Ohana At GRAMMY Museum students-meet-their-hawaiian-ohana-grammy-museum Students Meet Their Hawaiian Ohana At The GRAMMY Museum Hawaiian musicians Bobby Moderow and Kimie Miner shared their music, culture and wisdom with L.A.’s youth, with Moderow noting, “When you hear a song you’re actually hearing about someone’s life”Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Feb 6, 2019 – 6:28 pm Today the GRAMMY Museum in downtown L.A. hosted another successful GRAMMY Week event for students from across Los Angeles County, filled with music and joy. For the Hawaii Education Program, Hawaiian artists Bobby Moderow Jr. and Kimie Miner taught L.A.’s youth what ohana, or family, really means.  They shared their music with the excited audience of students, with Moderow—who is in a trio called Maunalua—demonstrating the traditional Hawaiian method of slack-key guitar and Miner bringing out her ukulele. He introduced himself as “Uncle Bobby” and his fellow presenter as “Auntie Kimie,” explaining that everyone is family in Hawaii. Both of the singer/songwriters are Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners, which Miner described as the “Hawaiian GRAMMYs” (and the website explains that it was modeled after the Recording Academy).”When you hear a song, you’re actually hearing about someone’s life,” Moderow shared. He encouraged the students to share their stories with poetry and music.Miner discussed how she started making music when she was 14, after her parents got the singer/songwriter her first ukulele. For the Hawaiian native, it’s important to her to share the things she loves about her home and culture through her music, which captures the sunny vibe of the island. While her upbeat songs are “rooted in Hawaiian traditions,” she loves incorporating a blend of influences, like pop and reggae, to spread her message of love and positivity far and wide.  She performed her song “Bamboo,” which won Song Of The Year at the 2018 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, which had the kids clapping along to its Jack Johnson-esque melody. Explaining the backstory behind the inspiring lyrics, she shared that she co-wrote the song with Jesse Epstein, an L.A.-based singer/songwriter.”One of the coolest thing about music is that you can collaborate with people from all over the world,” Miner said.Before the two artists closed the event with a traditional farewell song, Moderow shared the story of Māui, who, in Hawaiian mythology, is believed to have pulled up the islands with his large fish hook. He explains that the hook has important symbolic meaning; what you put out into the world comes back to you. He encouraged the youngsters to remember “the three Fs: faith, family and future,” when they think about what they want to share with the world.If you want another taste of their music, the two artists will be performing for the public tonight, along with more Hawaiian musicans, at the GRAMMY Museum’s Music Of Waikiki event at 7:30 p.m.GRAMMY Week concludes this Sunday on Feb. 10 with the 61st GRAMMY Awards—be sure to catch the show live on CBS, beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT live from the STAPLES Center.Read morelast_img read more

Sensex Nifty extend losses for second day gold gains

first_imgIndian benchmark indices extended losses for the second day on Wednesday, tracking weak global cues and selling pressure ahead of the twin budgets to be presented within a span of five days, starting from Feb. 25.The S&P BSE Sensex dropped 321 points, or 1.37 percent, to close at 23,089, while the NSE Nifty shed 90 points, or 1.28 percent, to settle at 7,019.The selling was seen across almost all sectors on the bourses.Top Sensex losers were BHEL, NTPC, Tata Motors, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and ITC, while Bharti Airtel, Mahindra & Mahindra, Asian Paints and Hindustan Unilever registered modest gains.NMDC was the biggest loser on the BSE, ending the day at Rs 80.50, down 13.63 percent.ITC, HDFC, ICICI Bank, BHEL and Cipla hit new 52-week lows on the BSE. Kalindee Rail Nirman, Texmaco Rail Engineering and Titagarh Wagons extended their losses on Wednesday ahead of Rail Budget that will be presented on Thursday. The stocks had witnessed steep fall on Tuesday.Top Nifty losers on Wednesday included BHEL, NTPC and Tata Motors, while BPCL, Bank of Baroda and Powergrid Corporation gained.Asian markets closed with losses on Wednesday. The Straits Times declined 2 percent, while the Hang Seng dropped 1.2 percent and the Nikkei was down 0.9 percent. China’s Shanghai Composite gained modestly at 0.9 percent. Gold reversed its three-day losing streak on Wednesday and closed at Rs 29,100 per 10 gm, with a gain of Rs 190, while silver traded with a loss of Rs 150 at Rs 37,100 per kg.Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) saw a mixed trend on the NSE. While the net asset values of most of the funds gained, some of them declined.last_img read more

This analyst believes India will decouple from US market in 23 months

first_imgA broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, February 26, 2016.Reuters fileAt a time when the equity markets around the world are falling in tandem with Wall Street amidst fears of higher U.S. interest rates, there’s one stock expert who believes India will standout from the pack in the next few months.Sandeep Tandon, chief executive officer of Quant Broking, is of the view that the U.S. stocks have already had a great bull run so far and any “recovery coming back may be in the second half of 2018 for the U.S. market should be used to sell only”.This would bode well for emerging markets, which will see investors moving funds from U.S. equities towards emerging market, according to Tandon.He expects emerging markets to outperform in medium and long-term on improved liquidity.”Even (if) 5 percent to 8 percent or 10 percent money shifts from U.S. market to Asia that itself will be good enough for a big move in Asia,” Tandon told ET Now in an interview on Friday.Wall Street slumped 3.8 percent on Thursday to new lows for the year. With previous session’s losses, both the S&P 500 and the Dow slid into correction territory, falling more than 10 percent from record highs of January 26.U.S. stocks selloff had a rub-off effect on Indian markets too with major indexes on track for a second straight weekly fall on Friday.Likewise other emerging markets also plunged, with the MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares on track for its sixth straight day of losses and stood to fall 7.6 percent on the week.”We have seen a sharp correction and can continue for a few more days but when things settle down, you see can a recovery coming back may be in the second half of 2018 for the U.S. market,” Tandon said.”It will decouple from the U.S. whatever is happening and so it is a wait-and-watch approach right now”.last_img read more

Varietys International Music Impact Report The Power Players Across the World

first_img Popular on Variety Streaming has literally changed the world — it’s bringing music and the businesses around it to previously under-optimized territories, and the results are already in full effect. Latin America has become a streaming powerhouse, China and India are well on their way, and the major labels are moving aggressively into Africa, the Middle East and the rest of Asia.There can be a tendency in the United States to look down at the rest of the world — we’re not just talking about the president — and when we least expect it, along comes a “Gangnam Style” or “Despacito” or BTS to make us realize just how much we don’t know, and how much great music is being made off of our radar and yet at the same time, thanks to streaming, right under our noses. Who’s next? What’s next? Not knowing and then finding out is part of the thrill that inspires us — and all of the international-facing executives profiled here — to do what we do every day. (View the entire list in the gallery above — click on “View Gallery”.)As the international music community gathers for Midem June 4-7 in Cannes, Variety recognizes the executives leading the charge.Profiles written by Charlie Amter, Jem Aswad, Jeff Benjamin, Karen Bliss, Steven J. Horowitz and Roy Trakincenter_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

KMDA gears up to save Rabindra Sarobar islands from erosion

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) has taken all possible measures to prevent erosion of the four islands on Rabindra Sarobar lake in South Kolkata. There are four islands on the large waterbody, which were found to be shrinking due to the dual effect of no boundary surrounding the islands and the loss of tree cover.The islands are inaccessible for common public and the job of protecting the islands rest with KMDA, which is the custodian of the sprawling waterbody. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”We have already piled saal logs along the edge of the islands and have dumped huge quantities of earth to rebuild the banks and prevent water from gnawing at them. Trees that are known to prevent soil erosion like Hijal, Pakur and Aswattha have been planted on the islands,” said a senior official of KMDA who looks after the maintenance of Rabindra Sarobar. Conserving the biodiversity of the lake has assumed prime importance in recent times, with the National Green Tribunal keeping a hawk eye on its upkeep. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedEfforts have also been made to present a colourful look to the islands and for that purpose, KMDA has planted Radhachura, Krishnachura, Palash, Kathalichapa and similar species of trees.In recent times, the number of migratory birds to the islands have dwindled with the loss of tree cover and lack of proper nesting place for the avians. Fruit bearing trees like guava, papaya and jamrul have been planted to attract the birds.”We have also thwarted the attempts of some urchins venturing into the islands swimming across the lake and stealing juvenile birds from their nests, by strengthening the security of the islands,” the official added.KMDA has taken the opinion of the Botanical Survey of India, while increasing the green cover of the four islands.It may be mentioned that among the four islands on the Lake, the only one accessible to the public houses a mosque.last_img read more

Dynasty star Gordon Thomson comes out as gay age 72

first_imgOne of the original stars of Dynasty has come out as gay.Popular US soap opera Dynasty aired on ABC from 1981 until 1989. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Gordon Thomson played the role of Adam Carrington, the villainous the long-lost son of characters Blake Carrington and Alexis Carrington.Thompson came out this week in an interview with the Daily Beast.He explained that to come out “to come out [in the 80s] would have been professional suicide without question”.The actor added: “It’s not something I’ve ever announced. I’m assuming that people know, and now that I’m my age that’s fine.“I don’t go out of my way because it’s my generation, I think. I’m probably as homophobic as any gay man alive because of my background.“While I was growing up it was a crime, and then classified as a mental illness.“It was not until Pierre Trudeau was prime minister of Canada when I was 23, 24-years-old, did it cease being a crime.” He added: “It was not until I was nearly 30 that it stopped being classified as a mental illness in the US.“So you’re dealing with that. And the shame, the breathtaking lack of self-esteem, has only just begun to seep out of my soul.”Of his personal life, Thompson said: “I did have a partner, though not successfully—sadly, ultimately, because of my lack of self-esteem.”A reboot of Dynasty begins on The CW next month.But Thomson said: “I have had a look at the new Dynasty and I am appalled. What the fuck is the CW doing? It’s utter shit.”The reboot deals with LGBT issues, taking a character who espoused homophobic views on the original series and making him supportive of his gay son.Producer Josh Schwartz told The Wrap: “We sort of assumed that even in some of the more conservative pockets of the South, where the show takes place, a lot of those dynamics have evolved.”He added that in the 2017 edition of ‘Dynasty’, Blake “can’t be homophobic”.The producer explained: “He fiercely loves his family, and he fiercely defends his dynasty.”Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… American swimmer Abrahm DeVine comes out: ‘I’m a gay athlete’British model Zander Hodgson comes out as gayGoing to pride at university inspired me to come out as bisexualPINK NEWS-last_img read more

HIMSS Merges With Disruptive Women in Health Care Community

first_img 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 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. 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 News | Information Technology | November 03, 2017 HIMSS Merges With Disruptive Women in Health Care Community Merger looks to increase educational and leadership opportunities for women involved in health IT 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 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. 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first_img by Leanne Italie, The Associated Press Posted Aug 29, 2018 10:18 am PDT Last Updated Aug 29, 2018 at 12:35 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Dec. 30, 2006 file photo, mourners walk past the casket of James Brown prior to the public funeral ceremony for the singer at the James Brown arena in Augusta, Ga. Michael Jackson, Little Richard and Stevie Wonder were among dozens of celebrities who attended or performed at various events. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Elvis, Whitney, Prince, Biggie and, now, Aretha: The funerals and public memorials of music royalty have been as varied as the work they created, from small family affairs to days of tributes as huge in death as they lived their lives.One Aretha Franklin fan said it best as she made her way to the front of a Detroit museum Tuesday to pay her respects.“I know people are sad, but it’s just celebrating — people dancing and singing her music,” said Chicagoan Tammy Gibson, who arrived at 5:30 a.m. “I saw the gold-plated casket — it dawned on me: She’s gone, but her legacy and her music will live on forever.”A look at the sometimes elaborate send-offs for some of the industry’s greats:JAMES BROWNHe died Dec. 25, 2006. Along with thousands of fans, Michael Jackson, Little Richard and Stevie Wonder were among dozens of celebrities who attended or performed at various events. There was a public memorial at New York’s Apollo Theater on Dec. 28. Another memorial drew more than 8,000 fans to the James Brown Arena in Augusta, Georgia, on Dec. 30.A private funeral was held in North Augusta, in Brown’s native South Carolina.Brown’s body (which underwent three wardrobe changes in Augusta) was placed in a bronze casket polished to a high shine. It was driven through the streets of New York to the Apollo in a white, glass horse-drawn carriage. There was a similar procession in Georgia, where fans screamed when Jackson entered the arena.And the music? It was ever-present, shown on video screens and performed live, as was the case with the send-offs for many other luminaries in the business.Jackson spoke briefly in Augusta: “James Brown is my greatest inspiration. … When I saw him move, I was mesmerized.”MICHAEL JACKSONThe sudden death of Jackson himself at age 50 convulsed fans around the globe on June 25, 2009. After a private service, a public memorial on July 7 at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles was broadcast live around the world. The audience has been estimated at more than 1 billion.Jackson’s bronze casket, similar to Brown’s, was plated with 14-karat gold and lined with blue velvet. Each of Jackson’s brothers wore a single white sequined glove to honour him. The celebrities on hand included Smokey Robinson, Lionel Richie, Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson.Queen Latifah read “We Had Him,” a poem written for the service by Maya Angelou. Jackson’s daughter, Paris, only 11 at the time, wept as she spoke of her love for the “best father you could ever imagine.” The ceremony was televised around the world.Jackson was buried weeks later, on Sept. 3 in Glendale, California at a private burial attended by Elizabeth Taylor among others.SAM COOKEThe soul and gospel superstar was shot to death at a Los Angeles motel on Dec. 11, 1964. He was just 33. The details of his death have been disputed over the years and accounts of funeral and public memorials vary.One report had thousands of fans clogging streets for a public viewing in Chicago, where he had lived as a boy and where Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, showed up. The crowd at a church service was so big that Cooke’s wife and two daughters had to be lifted over the people to get inside.Cooke’s body was on view in Los Angeles for three days, shielded in a plastic case.A second church service, also in Los Angeles more than a week after his death, included Ray Charles singing “The Angels Keep Watching Over Me.”THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G.Considered one of the greatest rappers of all time, Biggie Smalls was shot to death on a Los Angeles street in a drive-by on March 9, 1997.On March 18, thousands of fans lined the route of a hearse that carried his body from Manhattan through the streets of Brooklyn, passing his childhood home. People hung out of windows, climbed lampposts and hopped on top of cars for a glimpse.The procession came after a private, star-studded service at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel in Manhattan. Rap and other music royalty of the time turned out: Queen Latifah, Flava Flav, Mary J. Blige, Lil’ Kim, Lil’ Caesar, Run-DMC, DJ Kool Herc, Busta Rhymes, Salt ‘N Pepa, and Foxy Brown among them.Biggie’s body sported a white double-breasted suit and cap, and was in a mahogany coffin, according to one report. His mother, Voletta Wallace, read scripture in a room alive with the scent of roses.His estranged wife, singer Faith Evans, sang “Walk With Me, Lord.”WHITNEY HOUSTONHer family declined to hold a public service after her sudden death in Los Angeles on Feb. 11, 2012, at age 48, choosing to honour the pop icon with a televised, invitation-only funeral at New Hope Baptist Church in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey.And what a funeral it was on Feb. 18. It lasted four hours at her childhood church that seated 1,500. Her shining casket was transported by a gold-colored hearse and topped with roses of soft purple and off-white.Performances by Stevie Wonder, CeCe Winans, Alicia Keys and others were mixed with hymns sung by the church choir. Houston’s musical mentor, record mogul Clive Davis (she died right before she was to attend his pre-Grammy party), and Houston’s cousin, Dionne Warwick, spoke. So did Kevin Costner, her co-star in the 1992 film “The Bodyguard.” And Oprah Winfrey and Diane Sawyer were among the guests.ELVIS PRESLEYIt was a procession fit for a king.Presley died at Graceland in Memphis on Aug. 16, 1977. The crowds in the aftermath got so thick that then President Jimmy Carter called out 300 National Guard troops to manage things.After a trip to a funeral home for embalming, the body was returned to Graceland and set up in the foyer for public viewing. More than 30,000 fans were let in, according to one account.The funeral on Aug. 18 was modest, held in Graceland’s living room. It was attended by celebrities, of course, including his “Viva Las Vegas” co-star Ann Margret, along with James Brown. More impressive was the long line of cars following Presley’s white hearse on the way to Forest Hill Cemetery for burial next to his beloved mother, Gladys Love.An estimated 80,000 people lined the street with handmade signs to watch the procession.After a thief tried to snatch his body, the remains of both Elvis and his mother were moved to a garden at Graceland.PRINCEDeath, as in his personal life, was a private affair for Prince Rogers Nelson, but the world mourned after he was found unresponsive in the elevator of his Paisley Park home and studio complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on April 21, 2016. He was 57 and an autopsy revealed an accidental drug overdose from fentanyl.Some fans continue to question the circumstances of his death, and he was quickly cremated, but at the time shock and sadness took over around the world.The U.S. Senate passed a resolution praising his achievements. Vigils and tributes multiplied for days, with cities lighting buildings, bridges and other venues in his trademark purple.At Paisley Park, fans stood sobbing outside the chain-link fence, leaving flowers, drawings and other tributes.The funeral was held in Minnetonka, Minnesota, at the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall where he often worshipped. His many collaborators and bandmates over the years, including Sheila E. and Larry Graham, attended.JANIS JOPLINThe bluesy rock queen with the psychedelic Porsche joined the burgeoning 27 club on Oct. 4, 1970, the day she died of a heroin overdose. She was cremated and her ashes were scattered by plane in the Pacific Ocean and along Stinson Beach in Marin County, California.Her funeral was tiny and very private, but she had one last party left. Her will set aside $2,500 for an all-night bash for her friends, both famous and those behind the scenes, held Oct. 26 of that year at a popular Marin club, The Lion’s Share.Everyone was treated to performance from The Grateful Dead, thanks to Joplin. The days the music died: A look at funerals of the greats artists|funerals|music|music royalty|tributeslast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Feb 28, 2019 2:03 pm PDT WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Bestselling Books Week Ended February 23.FICTION1. “The Chef” by James Patterson and Max DiLallo (Little, Brown)2. “Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild” by Dav Pilkey (Graphix)3. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)4. “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss (Random House Books for Young Readers)5. “The Good Egg” by Jory John (HarperCollins)6. “The Meltdown” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books)7. “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” by Dr. Seuss (Random House Books for Young Readers)8. “Never Tell” by Lisa Gardner (Dutton)9. “When I Pray for You” by Matthew Paul Turner (Waterbrook Press)10. “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss (Random House Books for Young Readers)NONFICTION1. “The Threat” by Andrew G. McCabe (St. Martin’s Press)2. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (Crown)3. “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Nelson)4. “Educated” by Tara Westover (Random House)5. “Brave, Not Perfect” by Reshma Saujani (Currency)6. “Keto Diet” by Josh Axe (Little, Brown Spark)7. “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo (Ten Speed)8. “Grateful American” by Gary Sinise and Marcus Brotherton (Thomas Nelson)9. “Feeding You Lies” by Vani Hari (Hay House)10. “All My Friends Are Dead” by Avery Monsen and Jory John (Chronicle)FICTION E-BOOKS1. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)2. “Devil’s Daughter” by Lisa Kleypas (Avon)3. “The Chef” by James Patterson and Max DiLallo (Little, Brown)4. “Never Tell” by Lisa Gardner (Dutton)5. “Mission Critical” by Mark Greaney (Berkley)6. “The Risk” by Elle Kennedy (Elle Kennedy)7. “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides (Celadon Books)8. “Tomboy” by Avery Flynn ((Entangled: Amara)9. “Boyfriend for Hire” by Kendall Ryan (Kendall Ryan)10. “Forever Notorious: Forever Bluegrass ?11” by kathleen Brooks (Laurens Publishing)NONFICTION E-BOOKS1. “The Threat” by Andrew G. McCabe (St. Martin’s Press)2. “Educated” by Tara Westover (Random House)3. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (Crown)4. “Five Presidents” by Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin (Gallery)5. “Bad Blood” by John Carreyrou (Knopf)6. “Call the Nurse” by Mary J. Macleod (Arcade)7. “Victoria’s Daughters” by Jerrold M. Packard (St. Martin’s Press)8. “Who Made God?” by Ravi Zacharias and Norman Geisler (Zondervan)9. “A Beautiful, Terrible Thing” by Jen Waite (Plume)10. “The Lost City of the Monkey God” by Douglas J. Preston (Grand Central Publishing)NPD BookScan gathers point-of-sale book data from about 16,000 locations across the U.S., representing about 85 per cent of the nation’s book sales. Print-book data providers include all major booksellers and Web retailers, and food stores. E-book data providers include all major e-book retailers. Free e-books and those sold for less than 99 cents are excluded. The fiction and nonfiction lists in all formats include both adult and juvenile titles; the business list includes only adult titles. The combined lists track sales by title across all print and e-book formats; audio books are excluded. Refer questions to Michael.Boone(at)wsj.com.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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That’s the premise behind Habit Changers: 81 Game-Changing Mantras to Mindfully Realize Your Goals ($16, unsweetened cocoa powder ½ tsp."Jinnah divided this country How can we celebrate his achievements" Adityanath asked New Delhi: Lt Governor Anil Baijal "fires one bullet at me" every day Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said This is Kejriwal’s first direct attack against Baijal since he was appointed the Lt Governor of Delhi on 31 December2016 Noting that his government tries to coordinate on various issues related to the development of the national capital both with the Lt Governor as well as the Centre the Delhi chief minister said "the firing" has intensified just before the MCD polls Arvind Kejriwal PTI "We have maintained a good relationship with him (Baijal) The new LG has worked for first three months (in coordination with us) "We did not utter a word against him before the MCD elections but despite that he fires one bullet at me every day and on this we are not speaking against him Tell me what is our fault" Kejriwal told PTI in an interview on Friday His remarks come in the wake of Baijal ordering recovery of Rs 97 crore from the AAP which was "splurged" on ads and cancellation of office allotment to the party which the Delhi chief minister termed as "politically motivated" Kejriwal and former Lt Governor Najeeb Jung had also been at loggerheads over the administrative control of Delhi "We are trying to cooperate with everybody (the Centre and the LG) so that there is development of Delhi but the Lt Governor fires one bullet at me (every day)" Kejriwal said He also termed the report of Shunglu Committee as "politically motivated" The committee had pointed out "gross abuse of power" by the AAP government earlier this month Kejriwal also attacked the BJP claiming that is an "undemocratic and unconstitutional" party whose only intention to "topple opposition parties’ government buy MLAs break their parties use the Lt Governor against them" The best most radiant moment in David O Russells Joy is the one you see captured in the ads for the movie showing Jennifer Lawrenceas inventor single mom and almost-failed entrepreneur Joy Manganowith her head thrown back gazing skyward at some falling snow her eyes both protected and hidden by tinted aviator shades If youve seen the poster you almost dont need to see the movie: Its practically a visual summary of Russells relatively uncomplicated "strong woman triumphs over adversity" thesis Strong women dont necessarily make great charactersoften theyre not required to be anything but symbols which are the most boring things to play and to watch But to skip Joy would be to miss the pleasure of watching Lawrencenot because this is a particularly rich role for her but because its fascinating to see what she does with a fairly undistinguished one The performance focused where it needs to be but largely just enjoyably freewheeling is a reminder that Lawrence only 25 doesnt yet need to be great Sometimes especially for such a young performer its enough to be casual Russellwho also wrote the screenplay from a story he co-wrote with Annie Mumolobegins Joy as a stylized fairytale complete with a fairy godmother who just happens to be Joys grandmother: Mimi (Diane Ladd) is the one person who believes in her capabilities from childhood right into adulthood Its Joys mother Terry (Virginia Madsen) who holds her back: She spends her days lounging on her bed like a cartoon movie star gorging on over-the-top Dynasty-style soap operas as a substitute for doing the work of living Russell gives us a thumbnail sense of what Joy was like as a girlshe builds mini kingdoms for herself out of paper asserting to her less-imaginative half-sister Peggy that she has special powers that obviate the need for "a prince" We also get a glimpse of her dangling a small dog precariously yet gently from its collar; later well learn that in high school she actually invented a self-releasing dog collar which her mother failed to patent for her Joy is liveliest when Russell is setting the scene for his heroine’s later success as well as her trials: By the time shes in her 20s Joy already has two kids and an ex-husband a not-so-successful Latin singer (played by the alluring Édgar Ramirez star of Olivier Assayas 2010 bracing TV mini-series-turned-movie Carlos) who will remain her friend and supporter long after the couples split When Joy hatches an idea for a self-wringing mopthe notion comes to her after she cuts her hands while cleaning up after a broken-glass disasterher father Rudy (Robert De Niro) an absentee dad through most of her youth helps her get seed money from his rich girlfriend Trudy (played by an imperious Isabella Rossellini) Rudy Trudy and Peggy (the pleasantly sinister Elisabeth Rhm) give the appearance of helping Joy in her business endeavors when in reality their motives are much more complex Her relationship with Neil Walker (a peanut-butter smooth Bradley Cooper) the QVC shopping-network honcho who gives her her first break in the 1990s is more constructive but no less fraught This movie is a machine with lots of moving parts: Joy is constantly coming up with half-wild half-practical ideas only to be thwarted by some bully who stands in her pathsometimes its a man but not always The problem isnt that the scenario is unrealistic: Everything that happens in Joy is believable But Russell fails in the subtlety department You can hear the gears grinding away every minute: This story of the woman who invented the Miracle Mop Huggable Hangers and lots of other awesome stuff will inspire you or else What is it about inspiration that so often fails to inspire Russell closes the movie with a scene that saps all the juice from his lead character: At her best Joy is a hustler and a dreamer in equal measure By the end shes just a role modelher success has calcified into a kind of passive grandeur and Lawrence doesnt know how to play that But thats to her credit Lawrence is better at playing a fighter than a great lady worthy of our admirationshes an action verb in action When we see her trying to hawk her newly invented mop in a K-Mart parking lotsome ladies stop to look but eventually move on and thats before the cops show updesperation clashes with determination Lawrence is wonderful at playing both: Her smallish piercing eyes can show guardedness or heart-stopping openness and she can shift from one to the other imperceptibly Its no surprise when Joy becomes a home-shopping successwe always knew she had that potential kickboxing its way out No wonder the phones start ringing off the hook In the end Joy is more slender and inconsequential than Russell probably intends it to beit wears its ideas rather than embodying them But Lawrence keeps the channels of communication open every minute with the audience Joy is proof that she can sell us anything Operators are standing by Contact us at editors@timecomIDEAS Katy Steinmetz is a TIME correspondent based in San Francisco Last week Sen Jeff Merkley announced that he will be introducing a comprehensive LGBT non-discrimination bill in the spring which means among other things that a lot of lawmakers and media outlets are going to be making decisions about how they talk about LGBT people Reporting for TIME on transgender issues (particularly for what became the cover story "The Transgender Tipping Point") there was one maxim that pretty much every person I interviewed seemed to agree on: there is no single story about being transgender that sums it all up much like theres no one story about being Hispanic or blonde or short or straight that sums that experience up But I also came to learn that there are some good rules of thumb to follow when it comes to language For instance if you meet a trans personsomeone who identifies with a gender other than the sex they were assigned at birthits generally a good idea to ask which pronouns (he or she him or her) they prefer and to use whatever that is If you meet a trans person you should not ask about the particulars of their body much as you would likely prefer strangers not to inquire about yours And if you meet a transgender person you should not refer to them as "a transgender” or “transgendered” Referring to someone as "a transgender" can sound about as odd as saying "Look a gay" It turns a descriptive adjective into a defining noun and can make the subject sound distant and foreign like theyre something else first and a person second This guidance is part of GLAADs media reference guide under the heading "Terms to Avoid": "Do not say Tony is a transgender or The parade included many transgenders Instead say Tony is a transgender man or The parade included many transgender people” These key language nuances haven’t been consistently adopted by the media For example on Dec 15 the Associated Press listed this story in among their “10 Things to Know For Today:” 4 PHILIPPINE AUTHORITIES CHARGE US MARINE WITH MURDER Prosecutor says the 19-year-old American is accused of killing a transgender in a hotel room (The story has since been updated to say a “transgender woman”) This is something TIME has done in the past too Of course it’s hard to find a word in identity politics that goes undebated that is universally panned or lauded as just right Julia Serano author of Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity says that older transgender people might prefer and use transgendered when speaking about themselves; in the 90s she recalls that term being de rigueur among trans activists But the language people use to refer to themselves particularly minority groups changes Today some people prefer the abbreviated trans or trans* and transgendered has largely fallen out of favor (though some media outlets are still using it) When I recently asked San Francisco-based attorney Christina DiEdoardo a transgender woman how many out of 10 trans people she knows would say they dislike the word transgendered she quickly answered: "11" "The consensus now seems to be that transgender is better stylistically and grammatically" DiEdoardo says "In the same sense Im an Italian-American not an Italianed-American" The most common objection to the word says Serano is that the "ed" makes it sound like "something has been done to us" as if they werent the same person all along DiEdoardo illustrates this point hilariously with a faux voiceover: "One day John Jones was leading a normal middle-class American life when suddenly he was zapped with a transgender ray" Moving away from the "ed"which sounds like a past-tense completed verb that marks a distinct time before and a time after helps move away from some common misconceptions about what it means to be transgender One is that being transgender might be a choice that involves a person simply deciding to be that way or a result of something that happened to them like sexual abuse The majority of trans people Ive spoken to have said they knew they had feelings of identifying as a boy (when assigned female) or girl (when assigned male) as far back as they can remembereven if they didnt have the vocabulary or understanding to articulate what was going onand even if they tried to change or stifle those feelings for half their lives Imagine how it would sound if one described people as "gayed" or "femaled" as if there was a point when that wasnt the case Another misconception is that the defining part of being transgender is having surgery as if a trans person isnt really trans until theyve gone under the knife and come out the other side fully "transgendered" "Theres a tendency in American culture for entertainment and news outlets to focus on surgery surgery surgery" Mara Keisling executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality told TIME in a previous interview But she says while surgery is very important for some trans people others have no desire to have surgery; they might not have surgery for medical reasons religious beliefs financial constraints and so on Theres an "authenticity issue that trans people face" says Elizabeth Reis a professor of womens and gender studies at the University of Oregon "People are so focused on whether or not theyve had surgery as if thats the pinnacle of authenticity Even if they havent had it or if they havent had it yet or theyre never planning on having it they still have these feelings about their gender" Avoiding the ed isnt going to solve that authenticity issue but it doesnt hurt Photos: 25 Transgender People Who Influenced American Culture Laverne Cox has used her growing celebrity as a star of the critically acclaimed Netflix series Orange is the New Black to become an outspoken leader of the trans rights movement addressing crowds of thousands at schools and other forums around the country Jason Merritt—Getty Images With her brother Andy Lana Wachowski has co-written produced and directed Hollywood 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