Minor rape victim’s premature baby dies

first_imgThe baby boy who was prematurely delivered following the Supreme Court’s order to terminate the pregnancy of a 13-year-old rape victim, succumbed on Sunday at the State-run JJ Hospital. The baby was delivered on September 8 at 32 weeks and weighed 1.8 kg. While he was stable for a few hours after being shifted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), he developed breathing difficulties on Saturday, after which he was placed on ventilator support. Given the premature birth, his lungs, like other organs, had not fully developed. “The baby passed away at 10 a.m. on Sunday,” confirmed a doctor from the hospital. Medical experts said that premature babies can develop complications but with good NICU care, babies as small as 700 grams in weight have survived. Exceptional casesWhile the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, allows termination only up to 20 weeks, Section 5 of the Act provides an exception to the doctor in good faith, only if immediate termination is the only way to save the mother’s life. Kandivali-based gynaecologist Dr. Kartik Bhagat, who first detected the girl’s pregnancy, said that this is “not as easy as it sounds”. “Legally, termination of pregnancies is allowed only up to 20 weeks. If I had to apply the Section 5 of MTP Act in this case, the mother’s life was not in immediate danger for me to carry out a termination,” said Dr. Bhagat, who immediately referred the case to another gynaecologist, Dr. Nikhil Datar, for the legal procedures. By the time all the necessary procedures, including the filing of the FIR, medical examination, the submission of a petition in the Supreme Court and that of a medical report by team of doctors was completed, the girl was in the 31st week of her pregnancy. On September 6, the SC allowed the termination of the pregnancy, which was to be carried out two days later. But on September 8, the doctors delivered a baby boy.last_img read more

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Migratory birds at Chilika face avian flu threat

first_imgLakhs of migratory birds which have congregated at the Chilika lake are facing a threat to their lives following the detection of avian influenza virus barely a few kilometres away from the Nalabana Bird Sanctuary.Some crows and chickens were found dead inside poultry farms in Krushnaprasad block last week. Subsequently, samples were sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, Bhopal, for testing.The State government informed that the samples have tested positive for H5N1 virus and a massive culling operation would be undertaken from Friday inside private poultry farms in the affected villages, including Sana Sahi, Maluda and Patharganj.The Puri district administration would cull birds within one km radius of the place where the carcasses were found. Besides, officers of animal husbandry department have been asked to intensify surveillance in 10 km-radius area.As a precautionary measure, the State government has withdrawn eggs from the menu of midday meals being served in Puri district. Transportation of birds from affected areas has also been prohibited. Sale of eggs and chicken has also been banned in the district.“There is threat to migratory birds as avian flu was detected barely 5 km from the sanctuary limit. Bar-headed goose birds are most susceptible to H5N1 virus, which is very contagious,” said Susanta Nanda, Chief Executive of Chilika Development Authority.“No preventive action can be taken as it is difficult to sanitise such a large area of the Nalabana Bird Sanctuary. The Chilika Wildlife Division is prepared to face any emergency situation,” he added.“There is an existing guideline how to dispose of affected birds. The dead birds have to be buried deep beneath the soil. One needs to send whole sample for testing without opening it,” he elaborated.According to Mr. Nanda, more than seven lakh migratory birds have arrived at the Chilika lake this year.last_img read more

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Westbrook has season-best 46 to lead Thunder past Wizards

first_imgNBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Anthony is still getting used to his team winning when he has off nights.“I’ve got to remind myself that I am on the team with somebody else, and they do some of the things that you are capable of doing that you have been doing your whole career,” he said. “But for me to be on the same side as that — I don’t have to go after it every night. I just take what the other team is giving us. It’s a beauty to watch when it’s working and when it’s clicking, especially now when we are winning games.”Bradley Beal scored 41 points, John Wall had 21 and Markieff Morris added 20 for the Wizards, who committed 23 turnovers.The Thunder took a 54-40 lead into halftime, but Washington tied the score at 68 before the Thunder rallied. Felton hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Thunder up 10, and Oklahoma City led 82-74 at the end of the period.A powerful right-handed jam by Westbrook gave the Thunder a 92-85 lead in the fourth, and a steal by George led to a dunk by Westbrook that put Oklahoma City up 99-89 with just under seven minutes to play. Westbrook punctuated his performance with a two-handed breakaway jam with about a minute remaining.ADVERTISEMENT “We came back,” Beal said. “I don’t think the deficit was too bad. It was just those offensive rebounds and those turnovers down the stretch.“We clawed back into the game, we were moving the ball in transition efficiently, getting rebounds, and all of a sudden, that kind of died down and stopped. When that happens, the game totally flipped in their favor and the momentum changed.”TIP-INSWizards: Coach Scott Brooks spent seven years as Thunder coach. … Went more than four minutes without scoring to start the game. … C Ian Mahinmi committed three fouls in three minutes in the first quarter and finished with four fouls in 11 minutes.Thunder: George drained a 3-pointer at the first-quarter buzzer but was called for a technical foul on the play. … Westbrook will be on the Team LeBron All-Star squad along with former Thunder player Kevin Durant.JOKE’S ON WESTBROOKAnthony had Westbrook, whose name appeared last, convinced the list of All-Stars was in order of selection. After Westbrook learned that the list was alphabetical, he responded to his teammate.“See, I told you man, it’s in alphabetical order man,” he told Anthony. “Of course I was first.”STAT LINESWestbrook is averaging just 2.5 3-point attempts during Oklahoma City’s win streak. He averaged 4.6 per game before that.“Yeah, trying to keep attacking the basket and find ways to get in the paint and make plays happen,” he said.QUOTABLEBeal on whether Adams, who was issued a technical foul for kicking him in the groin in the third quarter, did it intentionally: “I don’t know if it was or not, all I know is I got kicked where I shouldn’t have.”UP NEXTWizards: at Atlanta on Sunday. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Thunder: at Detroit on Sunday. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I just read the game honestly and if it’s time for me to take over, then that’s what I do,” Westbrook said.George scored 18 points on 6-for-19 shooting and Anthony added 13 on 4-for-11 shooting. Westbrook filled in the gap by making 19 of 29 field goals in one of his most efficient shooting performances of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We need him to be that way,” Oklahoma City reserve point guard Raymond Felton said. “Some nights he can score 46, some nights he can score 20. Whatever it is, we still need him to be aggressive the way he was tonight.”Steven Adams added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which has won 20 of 28 after an 8-12 start. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View comments Durant drops triple-double, Warriors hit 21 3s to beat Wolves Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots as Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunder stars Paul George and Carmelo Anthony couldn’t find their shooting rhythm, so Russell Westbrook went into attack mode and overwhelmed the Wizards.Westbrook scored a season-high 46 points, and Oklahoma City beat Washington 121-112 on Thursday night for its sixth straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Old Mary Poppins book returns to library

first_imgST. PAUL, Alta. – It was a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious find.A first-edition hardcover book of “Mary Poppins,” published in 1934, is back in an Alberta public library after 40 years.Dwayne Olson with the library in St. Paul, a town northeast of Edmonton, says the book was taken off the shelves in 1978 and replaced with newer versions.The copy was recently donated back to the library after being discovered at a local thrift store.“I was surprised,” says Olson. “It’s in pretty good shape.”The book was the first of eight in a series by P.L. Travers about a magical, umbrella-toting nanny that spawned a Disney movie and stage musicals.Olson says the library’s copy is a bit faded. And it’s spine needs to be fixed.He’s not sure how much it’s worth, but it’s not for sale.“To have this book in our library, I mean, it’s priceless,” says Olson, “especially for people to look at and see it and kind of go, ‘Oh, that’s cool.’”The book is being displayed in a locked glass cabinet with other old texts.People can ask to see the book, but they won’t be allowed to check it out.“It doesn’t leave the library,” says Olson.last_img read more

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Kevin Spacey Hosts Grey Goose Winter Ball

first_imgOn Saturday 10 November, GREY GOOSE hosted its annual GREY GOOSE Winter Ball to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation with David Furnish and Kevin Spacey, attended by the international A-list.The glittering guest list included: Kevin Spacey, David Furnish, Elizabeth Hurley, Labrinth, Emeli Sandé, Giles Deacon, Shane Warne, singer Jay Kay from Jamiroquai, members of JLS and many more.The theme of the event, which is now in its sixth year, was the 1950’s Cote D’Azur. Guests arriving at London’s iconic landmark, Battersea Power Station were transported from a chilly London evening to a scene reminiscent of the Riviera in its heyday, where poolside glamour, palm trees and pastel colour schemes abound.An unforgettable night, the GREY GOOSE Winter Ball to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation combined world-class cuisine from Hélène Darroze with bespoke cocktails and auction lots by Gareth Pugh, Ellen von Unwerth and Karim Rashid, as well as live music performances by Emeli Sandé and Labrinth.Labrinth auctioned his personal limited edition BRIT Awards RAYMOND WEIL watch during the event, which went for £180,000 – the most an auction lot has ever been sold for at The Grey Goose Winter Ball.For more information, please visit EJAF.com.Video: Kevin Spacey Co-Hosts Elton John’s 6th Annual Grey Goose GOOSE Winter Balllast_img read more

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