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Perumal Par

Perumal Par known as Peremul Par, is an uninhabited coral atoll belonging to the Amindivi Subgroup of islands of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India. It has a distance of 2,001 km south of the city of Delhi. Perumal Par is located at 11.164°N 72.05°E / 11.164. The atoll is similar in appearance to Cherbaniani Reef further north, it has a large lagoon devoid of islands in the encircling reef, except for 3 small sandy islets located at the eastern area. The lagoons area is 83.02 km2. The Islands of Perumal Par are: North Island, located at 11.2088°N 72.1041°E / 11.2088. Middle Island, located at 11.1977°N 72.0955°E / 11.1977. South Island, located at 11.15°N 72.0875°E / 11.15. Terns of different species visit this atoll; some damage to the corals of this atoll caused by Acanthaster planci crown-of-thorns starfish was observed in the 1990s. Its surrounding waters are a good fishing area for baitfish and the place is visited by fishermen from inhabited islands nearby. Tourists from nearby Bangaram Island resort make excursions to this lonely atoll.

Hydrographic Description Angling adventures in the Arabian Sea Birds of Lakshadweep Islands List of Atolls An ornithological expedition to the Lakshadweep archipelago Sources towards a history of the Laccadive Islands

Žarko Zečević

Žarko Zečević is a Serbian retired basketball player, former football administrator, current businessman. Known by his used nickname Zeka, he is most notable as the controversial and all powerful general-secretary of FK Partizan, a role he performed for more than two decades. Since 2007, he is employed at a subsidiary of Gazprom. Born to Slavko Zečević Žarko's entire sports career, both playing and administrative, is tied to Partizan Sports Society. During the late 1960s and 1970s, he was a basketball player for KK Partizan and managed 16 appearances in the Yugoslavia national basketball team jersey, though only in friendly preparation games and minor competitions - he never made the final cut for any of the major competitions. Žarko Zečević is married to Mira who used to work as marketing director at Politika daily newspaper during the 1990s. They have a daughter. Zečević's sister is married to former Partizan Sports Society president. Навијачи ме „сахрањују”, а власт не реагује.

El Pitazo

El Pitazo is an independent Venezuelan multimedia franchise. The name "pitazo" refers to whistleblowing, it is part of the Latin American media Rebel Alliance, with Tal Runrunes. They collaborate with NGOs to be more informed on diverse groups of people in the nation. According to El País, the aims of El Pitazo are to bring news to the most isolated areas; the company director is César Batiz. In 2019 it won the Ortega y Gasset Award for Best Multimedia Coverage, for a report on starving children, "La generación del hambre". According to Batiz, this is the first time. Reporters on an El Pitazo press pass have been denied access to events covering government activities and elections. Actions like this are in violation of Article 58 of the constitution of Venezuela. In this instance, during the campaigns for the 2018 Presidential election, opposition candidate Henri Falcón tried to intervene to bring the reporters, among press personnel from multiple other media, into the building; the El Pitazo website has been blocked on multiple occasions.

Batiz said in August 2018 that none of the blocks thus far had been given an explanation, that there had been no reports against the website that would justify blocking it. The first block to website was implemented in early September 2017, by CANTV and Digitel, followed by Movistar in early November; because of the decline in viewership the web address was changed on 15 January 2018. The new web address was blocked in early April 2018 by CANTV, but the directors had been prepared and set-up a web address hosted in, which they switched to the same day. In early August 2018, the website was blocked by more providers than before; the Press and Society Institute, Venezuela reported that this block was intermittent throughout the day and targeted different states at different times, making it a more complex "attack" on the website, more difficult to circumvent and harder to justify creating a new web address though the effect on readership was the same. For several weeks, other news websites—both in the Rebel Alliance and not—published El Pitazo reports in solidarity.

IPYS mentioned that they had developed some offline methods of communication in response, like holding informal public meetings in parks across the country and in bookshops to spread news. In an interview with Caracas Chronicles, Batiz said that he could guess the blocks were because he published reports that made the government "uncomfortable", like one in late July 2018 exposing corruption in PdVSA. Jony Rahal, the 2018 President of the Commission for Media and Communication in the National Assembly, presented a report to the AN in August 2018 that concluded that CANTV and the government agency Conatel were responsible for the blocks. Batiz planned to take the report to international human rights groups; the website suffered several cyber attacks in June and July 2018. These came in the form of DDoS, with over 1800 IPs targeting El Pitazo's current and past web addresses. Though still able to publish on social media during the denial of access, the attacks are characterized as a refusal of the right to free speech.

During the August 2018 website blocks, the writers received DDoS reports when trying to publish content, a targeted cyber attack not allowing them to access their own website. In 2016, the El Pitazo editorial board contributed to Univision's coverage of the Narcosobrinos affair. El Pitazo co-created with IPYS the multimedia report on children who suffer due to poor health services in Venezuela, it won the 2018 Roche Health Journalism prize for Internet reports. It was nominated in the Best Coverage category of the 2018 Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Awards. Throughout 2018 for eight months, fourteen journalists led by Johanna Osorio Herrera followed the lives of eight children all born in 2013, chosen because nutrition in the first 5 years of life is the most important; the report won the 2019 Ortega y Gasset Award for Best Multimedia Coverage, to be presented at the CaixaForum Madrid on 9 May 2019. On announcing the award, the jury commended the journalists, saying that "They are a group of young and admirable journalists who take risks and who go to the places where things happen, to find the facts and report them".

The aims of the investigation were to expose the effects of the economic policy of the Nicolás Maduro administration on young children growing up under it on hunger and starvation as these are "the most intimate in human lives". El País reported that the results were "saddening" because of the clear irreversible damage suffered by the infants, one of whom died during the process

Sheila Sim

Sheila Beryl Grant Attenborough, Lady Attenborough, known professionally by her maiden name Sheila Sim, was an English film and theatre actress. She was the wife of the actor and peer Richard Attenborough. Sheila Beryl Grant Sim was born in Lancashire. Sim was active as an actress in the 1940s and 1950s, she appeared in A Canterbury Tale. In theatre, she co-starred with her husband, Richard Attenborough, in the first cast of The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, from its London premiere in 1952. Sim played the role of Mollie Ralston. After recruitment by Noël Coward, Sim served the Actors' Charitable Trust for more than 60 years, she was instrumental in the success of two redevelopments of the actors' care home, Denville Hall, in the 1960s and 2000s, was a Trustee and Vice-President of the charities. Sim was a significant benefactor to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she trained. Sim married Richard Attenborough on 22 January 1945 and they had lived in a house on Richmond Green in London from 1956 until 2012, when her husband placed it for sale at £11.5 million.

The couple had three children, Michael and Charlotte. Jane, along with her 15-year-old daughter and her mother-in-law named Jane, were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami as it struck their villa on the coast of Thailand on 26 December 2004. Michael and Charlotte are both involved in the dramatic professions: he as a director, she as an actress. Sim's younger brother, who died on 11 December 2014, was an actor. Richard Attenborough died on 24 August 2014. Sim and Attenborough had been married for 69 years. In June 2012, shortly before her 90th birthday, Sim entered the actors' north London retirement home Denville Hall, for which she and her husband had helped raise funds. In July 2012, while her husband Richard had been battling health issues in recent years, it was announced that Sim had been diagnosed with senile dementia. In March 2013 in the light of his deteriorating health, Richard Attenborough moved into Denville Hall to be with his wife, confirmed by their son Michael, her younger brother Gerald lived in Denville Hall until his death in December 2014.

Her death was announced on 19 January 2016. A Canterbury Tale Great Day Dancing with Crime The Guinea Pig Dear Mr. Prohack Pandora and the Flying Dutchman The Magic Box West of Zanzibar The Night My Number Came Up Sheila Sim on IMDb


Pneumoconiosis is the general term for a class of interstitial lung diseases where inhalation of dust has caused interstitial fibrosis. Pneumoconiosis causes restrictive impairment, although diagnosable pneumoconiosis can occur without measurable impairment of lung function. Depending on extent and severity, it may cause death within months or years, or it may never produce symptoms, it is an occupational lung disease from years of dust exposure during work in mining. In 2013, it resulted in 260,000 deaths globally, up from 251,000 deaths in 1990. Of these deaths, 46,000 were due to silicosis, 24,000 due to asbestosis and 25,000 due to coal workers pneumoconiosis. Depending upon the type of dust, the disease is given different names: Coalworker's pneumoconiosis – coal, carbon AluminosisAluminium Asbestosis – asbestos Silicosis – crystalline silica dust Bauxite fibrosis – bauxite Berylliosisberyllium Siderosis – iron Byssinosis – cotton Silicosiderosis – mixed dust containing silica and iron Labrador lung – mixed dust containing iron and anthophyllite, a type of asbestos Stannosis – tin oxide The reaction of the lung to mineral dusts depends on many variables, including size, shape and reactivity of the particles.

For example, particles greater than 5 to 10 μm are unlikely to reach distal airways, whereas particles smaller than 0.5 μm move into and out of alveoli without substantial deposition and injury. Particles that are 1 to 5 μm in diameter are the most dangerous, because they get lodged at the bifurcation of the distal airways. Coal dust is inert, large amounts must be deposited in the lungs before lung disease is clinically detectable. Silica and beryllium are more reactive than coal dust, resulting in fibrotic reactions at lower concentrations. Most inhaled dust is entrapped in the mucus blanket and removed from the lung by ciliary movement. However, some of the particles become impacted at alveolar duct bifurcations, where macrophages accumulate and engulf the trapped particulates; the pulmonary alveolar macrophage is a key cellular element in the initiation and perpetuation of lung injury and fibrosis. Many particles activate the induce IL-1 production; the more reactive particles trigger the macrophages to release a number of products that mediate an inflammatory response and initiate fibroblast proliferation and collagen deposition.

Some of the inhaled particles may reach the lymphatics either by direct drainage or within migrating macrophages and thereby initiate an immune response to components of the particulates and/or to self-proteins that are modified by the particles. This leads to an amplification and extension of the local reaction. Tobacco smoking worsens the effects of all inhaled mineral dusts, more so with asbestos than with any other particle. Positive indications on patient assessment: Shortness of breath Chest X-ray may show a characteristic patchy, bibasilar interstitial infiltrates or small cystic radiolucencies called honeycombing. Pneumoconiosis in combination with multiple pulmonary rheumatoid nodules in rheumatoid arthritis patients is known as Caplan's syndrome. In 2013 pneumoconiosis resulted in 260,001 deaths up from 251,000 deaths in 1990. Of these deaths 46,000 were due to silicosis, 24,000 due to asbestosis and 25,000 due to coal workers pneumoconiosis. In the 1939 movie Four Wives, actor Eddie Albert plays a doctor studying pneumoconiosis.

In the classic British film Brief Encounter, derived from a Noël Coward play, housewife Laura and physician Alec begin an affair. She is mesmerized in a train station lounge by his evocation of his passion for pneumoconiosis. In the 1995 British film Brassed Off, the band leader in a small coal-mining town is hospitalized with pneumoconiosis. A 2006 documentary film by Shane Roberts features interviews with miners suffering from the disease and footage shot inside the mine. In the puzzle/shooter video game Portal 2, former CEO and founder of Aperture Science Laboratories, Cave Johnson, purportedly contracted and died of lunar pneumoconiosis after prolonged exposure to the moon rocks he was using in teleportation technology research. In the 2001 film Zoolander, the "black lung" is referenced to after the male model protagonist spends one day working in a coal mine. In the 2004 BBC miniseries North & South, Bessy Higgins dies from pneumoconiosis from working in the cotton mill in 19th-century England.

Aluminosis Black Lung Benefits Act of 1973 Chalicosis Philip D'Arcy Hart Popcorn workers' lung disease — diacetyl emissions and airborne dust from butter flavorings used in microwave popcorn production Cochrane, A. L.. One Man's an autobiography of Professor Archie Cochrane. London: BMJ Books. ISBN 0727902776. (Paperback ed. Cardiff University ISBN 0954088433. "Pneumoconioses". NIOSH Safety and Health Topic. Center for Disease Control. "Black Lung Benefits Act". U. S. Department of Labor. Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis at Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy Professional Edition Black Lung — United Mine Workers of America "Black Lung". U. S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration. Archived from the original on 2010-05-30. A Conversation about Mining and Black Lung Disease Flavorings-Related Lung Disease The Institute of Occupational Medicine and

Istana Negara, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim

The Istana Negara is the official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the monarch of Malaysia. It is located along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim in northwestern Kuala Lumpur; the palace opened in 2011 and replaced the old Istana Negara, located at a different compound in central Kuala Lumpur. The palace complex has an area of 97.65 hectares, 22 domes, is split into three main portions: the Formal Component, Royal Component and Administration Component. The site where the palace is located has been gazetted for such purpose in 1976, numerous contractors have been involved with the initial planning; the need for a new palace, according to the then-Works Minister Samy Vellu, has been pressing due to space constraints in the old palace. The Balai Rong Seri of the old palace was been used as the dining and meeting rooms; the site is 96.52 hectares and situated on a hill, of which according to Malaysian Public Works Department director-general Dr Amer Hamzah Mohd Yunus, only 28 hectares will be used for the development of the palace complex.

Construction cost RM812 million to build. The complex incorporates Islamic and Malay architectural elements, following designs by architect firm Kumpulan Seni Reka Sdn Bhd and built by construction firm Maya Maju Sdn Bhd; the palace complex was slated for completion in 2009 but was only completed in September 2011. The royal household began moving its operations to the new palace complex in phases beginning 19 October, ending with a flag-raising ceremony on 15 November. Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah of Kedah, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong XIV, was the first King to use the palace and to have his installation ceremony held there. Istana Negara, Jalan Istana Istana Negara, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim on Facebook