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Culture at the North End YMCA

first_imgWinnipeg’s north end is known for poverty, crime and gang violence.But since the opening of the north “y” youth center… This community has seen many positive changes.Here is APTN’s intern Amy Stretten, with that story.last_img

Cabinet nod for Daman Diu civil courts

first_imgNew Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Promulgation of the Daman and Diu Civil Courts (Amendment) Regulation, 2019 and the Dadra and Nagar Haveli (Civil Courts and Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Regulation, 2019 under Article 240 of the Constitution. The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to the Cabinet, the promulgations will bring uniformity in the judicial services. It will also help overcome the difficulties being faced by the litigants in travelling to Mumbai for filing appeals due to the existing limited pecuniary jurisdiction. “Enhanced pecuniary jurisdiction will accelerate the justice delivery system, besides making access easier for litigants without having to travel outside the Union Territory (UT),” a government statement said.last_img read more

Panamanians flee Colombian paramilitary attack UN refugee agency says

A spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that some 472 Kuna indigenous people, including 324 children, fled in search of protection to Boca de Cupe in the central Darien region of Panama this week after their villages were attacked by Colombian paramilitaries. “The displaced people reportedly began returning to their villages yesterday afternoon with the assistance of the police and military forces,” Kris Janowski said. “The attack signals the growing impact of the Colombian conflict on Panama and other countries neighbouring Colombia,” Mr. Janowski added. In a letter to the Panamanian Government, UNHCR expressed its concern at these events and its solidarity with the affected population. According to reports from UNHCR’s partners in the area, four indigenous community leaders were reportedly killed during the attack last weekend and three foreign journalists were kidnapped. The villages attacked are located in what is considered one of the world’s most inaccessible regions along the Paya and Pucuro Rivers, a few kilometres from the Colombian border. Mr. Janowski said that a UNHCR partner, Vicariato del Darien, is in Boca de Cupe helping coordinate the emergency relief efforts, together with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Panamanian Red Cross. UNHCR has also made its stock of basic emergency assistance kits available, and is contributing to improve the water system. The agency plans to dispatch an assessment mission to the area shortly. According to UNHCR, Panama hosts 1,515 registered refugees and persons – the majority Colombian citizens – under a special humanitarian protection status, many of them in the Darien region. read more

Apple apologizes for map service invites users to download competing apps

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized Friday for the company’s error-ridden new mobile mapping service, pledging to improve the application installed on tens of millions of smartphones and, in an unusual mea culpa, inviting frustrated consumers to turn to the competition.In a letter posted online Friday, Cook said Apple “fell short” of its own expectations.“Everything we do at Apple is aimed at making our products the best in the world. We know that you expect that from us, and we will keep working nonstop until Maps lives up to the same incredibly high standard,” Cook said.Apple released an update to its iPhone and iPad operating system last week that replaced Google Maps with Apple’s own map application. But users quickly complained that the new software offered fewer details, lacked public transit directions and misplaced landmarks, among other problems.People have been flocking to social media to complain and make fun of the app’s glitches, which include judging landscape features by their names. The hulking Madison Square Garden arena in New York, for instance, shows up as green park space because of the word “garden.”Until the software is improved, Cook recommended that people use competing map applications to get around — a rare move for the world’s most valuable company, which prides itself on producing industry-leading gadgets that easily surpass rivals.Apple has made missteps in the past — even under founder and CEO Steve Jobs, whose dogged perfectionism was legendary.“I think they are clearing the air and, more importantly, clarifying why they had to do their own maps,” said Tim Bajarin, a Creative Strategies analyst who’s followed Apple for more than three decades.He recalled an infamous problem with the iPhone 4’s antenna that caused reception issues when people covered a certain spot with a bare hand. Jobs apologized, though he denied there was an antenna problem that needed fixing. Apple quickly recovered.But Cook’s remarks went further, saying the company was “extremely sorry” and pledging to make swift improvements.Contrast that with Jobs’ statement from 2010, when he said the antenna issue had been “blown so out of proportion that it’s incredible.”Still, Jobs also acknowledged that Apple was “stunned and upset and embarrassed.” But he insisted the antenna issue was not widespread and only a small number of users complained to Apple’s warranty service.On Friday, Cook said the new version of the mapping app was designed to give users the features they’ve been asking for. It includes turn-by-turn directions, voice integration and a 3-D flyover feature.Google’s map application for the iPhone did not give turn-by-turn directions or voice-guided navigation, although its version for Android devices does.Google, Bajarin said, wouldn’t license the turn-by-turn feature to Apple because Google prefers to give devices running its own Android software an advantage over the iPhone and iPad. Maps and navigation are among the most-used features of smartphones.Cook said Apple’s maps will get better as more people use the app and provide feedback.That’s true for all digital maps. Google’s system wasn’t perfect when it launched, but it got better over the years as users pointed out mistakes and helped the company collect its vast trove of data.“Ultimately, what (Apple) discovered early on is that Google had access to 100 million iOS users who helped them build the Google Maps database, Bajarin said. “At some point Apple had to put its foot down.”It came time, he explained, for Apple to own the users of its mapping service, not Google.But for now, Cook actually recommends that users look at other options — including Google maps.“While we’re improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app,” Cook wrote.Could Apple have avoided the debacle? Bajarin thinks so, maybe by acknowledging that the map app was a work in progress. That’s what the company did when it released Siri, its virtual assistant. Customers understood.Apple released the iPhone 5 last week and on Monday said it sold more than 5 million of them in three days. Although the number is a record for any phone, it was fewer than analysts expected.Shares of Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc. slid $8.12 to $673.20 late Friday morning, amid a broader market decline.___Online:http://www.apple.com/letter-from-tim-cook-on-maps/ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Sep 28, 2012 3:29 pm MDT Apple apologizes for map service, invites users to download competing apps read more

Thief who stole from Manchester attack victims jailed as judge tells him

first_imgA homeless “common thief” who stole from victims of the Manchester Arena bombing has been jailed, as a judge told him: “You were not the hero you pretended to be.”Chris Parker claimed to have helped some of those injured in the attack and was initially hailed a hero, with more than £50,000 being raised by the public to help the rough sleeper.But CCTV recovered by police showed him wandering the foyer of the arena amid the dying and injured, stealing from victims.The 33-year-old admitted at a hearing at Manchester Crown Court last month to stealing a purse and a mobile phone from two victims.On Tuesday, he was jailed at the same court for four years and three months for two counts of theft and one count of fraud.Judge David Hernandez told Parker: “You were not the hero you pretended to be, you were just a common thief. It is hard to contemplate a more reprehensible set of circumstances.” Homeless Chris Parker claimed to have helped some of those injured after the Manchester attackCredit:MEN MEDIA  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. He also snatched the mobile phone of a teenager and within hours was using Mrs Healey’s bank cards at a local McDonald’s.Prosecutors said the defendant provided “some limited assistance”, but that he also took the opportunity to commit the thefts immediately after the atrocity.He will not receive the money raised for him through the public appeal on GoFundMe. It will instead go back to the donors, the court heard. Salman Abedi’s suicide bombing killed 22 people and left scores injured on May 22 last year.Parker was caught on camera leaning over the body of injured survivor Pauline Healey to steal her purse as her 14-year-old granddaughter Sorrell Leczkowski lay dying nearby. Chris Parker Following sentencing, Supt Chris Hill from Greater Manchester Police, said: “No matter what personal circumstances you might find yourself in, to steal from injured and terrified innocent people is deplorable.”Parker exploited these people when they were at their most vulnerable and needed the help of those around them.”I cannot begin to imagine what they have been through and I want to thank them for their courage.”last_img read more

One of Cambridge Universitys last women only colleges to accept men from

Universities are under increasing pressure to admit more students from “under-represented groups”. The higher education watchdog, the Office for Students, said that institutions must prioritise admitting more students from low-income households or those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.   One of Cambridge University’s last women’s only colleges is to accept men from 2021, as its president says there are now “other under-represented groups”.The president of Lucy Cavendish College said its new admissions policy “reflects a clear commitment to widening participation”.Professor Dame Madeleine Atkins announced that the College will open its doors to “excellent students from non-traditional backgrounds, regardless of gender” and the minimum entry age of 21 will also be abolished.Given that mature women are no longer “severely under-represented” at Cambridge University – as they were in the 1960s when Lucy Cavendish was founded – the admission policy must change to reflect this, she said.“Women of all ages now have access to all Cambridge colleges as undergraduates, graduates and Fellows,” Dame Madeleine said.“The demographics of participation in higher education have also changed, and there are now relatively fewer women unable to go to university at 18 or 19, regardless of their background.”   The changes to the admissions were approved by the Lucy Cavendish governing body earlier this month, following a review of its policy, where the College sought views from alumnae, current students and academics.It is the latest women’s College to update its admission policy in recent years. In 2017, Murray Edwards College changed its policy to allow any students who “identify” as female to apply. The college previously required all applicants to be “legally defined as female”, but its council approved an update to its entry criteria, stating that it will accept any student “who at the point of application identifies as a woman”.Meanwhile Newnham College, which was co-founded in 1871 by one of the leaders of the suffragist movement, Millicent Garrett Fawcett, made a “Transgender Policy Statement” in 2015.It said they accept “any individual who had transitioned to female, and any individual who is legally recognized as female under the Gender Recognition Act”.Earlier this year, it emerged that Oxford University ended its women-only fellowship after the university’s administrators said it breached equality law. The move is intended to support Cambridge University’s mission to “increase access and participation for under-represented groups”, she added.The College’s decision to go co-educational leaves just two women’s colleges in the UK: Newnham and Murray Edwards College, both at Cambridge.Meanwhile, all the previously women-only colleges at Oxford now admit men, with the last one, St Hilda’s College admitting the first cohort of male students in 2008. Germaine Greer, a leading feminist and former lecturer at Newnham College, said that Cambridge’s remaining women-only Colleges are “on borrowed time”. She told The Daily Telegraph: “I think women get on better in their own environment.They are not being watched or judged on their sexual charms and whatnot, they are at home.” Greer added that the move may prompt an exodus from female academics who are “loyal” to teaching at a women’s College.Catherine Casserley, a barrister at Cloisters Chambers and one of the country’s leading experts in discrimination law, said that the decision by Lucy Cavendish would not have influenced by any legal requirements.“The Equality Act 2010 allows further and higher education institutions to be single sex,” she said. “The provisions prohibiting discrimination in relation to the admission of students do not apply to single sex institutions.  “This decision isn’t driven by legal requirements but by their wanting to expand their intake and to change the focus of their positive targeting of women to groups which are more, in their view, underrepresented.”Overall, more women go to university than men in the UK, according to the Higher Education Statistical Agency (Hesa). However, each year for the past four years more men have studied at Cambridge than women.   Dame Judi Dench is an honorary fellow of Lucy Cavendish College Dame Judi Dench is an honorary fellow of Lucy Cavendish College The Joanna Randall-MacIver junior research fellowship, established in the 1930s for women studying fine arts, music or literature, was deemed to be “discriminatory on the grounds of gender” by Oxford’s Council.Lucy Cavendish was founded in 1965 as a “academy for women graduates” by three female academics who taught and researched at Cambridge but were banned from holding fellowships.Anna McClean Bidder, a zoologist, Kathleen Louise Wood-Legh, a medieval historian, and Margaret Mary Braithwaite, a philosopher, formed the Dining Group in Cambridge in 1951 and then lobbied the university to set up a women’s college.Lucy Cavendish College counts the actress Dame Judi Dench, the crime writer P.D. James and the founder of the Women’s Equality Party Sandi Toksvig among its honorary fellows. Comedian Sandi Toksvig is an honorary fellow at Lucy Cavendish 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. Comedian Sandi Toksvig is an honorary fellow at Lucy CavendishCredit:John Nguyen/JNVisuals  read more

Verizon Wireless vacation blackout points to iPhone 5 release date

first_imgWith something as big as the release of the next iPhone, you want all hands on deck. Every year we see lines around the block, some people even camping out multiple days for the release of the next toy from Apple. It’s critical that you have every warm body possible to help deal with that. In the past, we’ve heard about Apple and their partners creating vacation blackout dates where employees aren’t allowed to take days off. According to an unnamed source, TechCrunch has discovered that Verizon Wireless has established a blackout window for the end of September.Among the countless rumors surrounding the iPhone 5, a constant signal has been the launch period. The expectation is that Apple will announce the next iPhone around September 12, in a presentation much like we’ve seen Apple do previously. After the announcement, there will be a pre-order period for online deliver and in-store pickup, followed by a massive release in stores all over the US. Verizon Wireless’ blackout period of September 21 to September 30 paints a pretty clear picture that we will see the doors open for the new iPhone on Friday, September 21. This all fits in well with Apple’s previous release timelines, which means we’re only a few short weeks away from seeing Apple’s latest creation.From all the leaks and rumors, it feels like we’ve already gotta a glimpse of the new iPhone. We’re reasonably sure we’ll see a 3.9-inch display inside a slightly longer casing, but the jury is still out on things like LTE and NFC. There’s still a lot of guessing going on, and I am sure that every day that we get closer to Tim Cook walking on stage there will be more information leaked. So, while the guys at Verizon won’t be able to take the day off, maybe you should so you can spend the day moving in to your new iPhone!via Techcrunchlast_img read more

Shelton Benjamin comments on WWE status Post417 RAW videos

first_img Kurt Angle Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission April 19, 2017 at 12:41 am Videos Articles Glen Värîs Seth Rollins Jeffery Adam Phillips Twitter Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Pinterest Videos Articles Well, at least that answers the question of if John Cone is still alive. My God, that was a horrific bump he took. April 18, 2017 at 1:54 pm Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Shelton Benjamin comments on WWE statusFormer WWE star Shelton Benjamin, who was set to return to WWE last year before undergoing rotator cuff surgery, commented on his current status with WWE on Twitter noting that because of the surgery he never signed with WWE last year.@MFSteveHere @TheSonOfMuta @JoyOfBearding Let me clear this up now. I am not signed to @WWE. I never signed due to injury. While that could change, as of 4-16-2017 I am a free agent— Shelton J. Benjamin (@Sheltyb803) April 16, 2017Benjamin was recently cleared to return to in-ring action and has begun taking indie bookings. He was previously advertised to start on the Smackdown Live brand.Post-4/17 RAW videosWWE posted the following videos from last night’s RAW in Columbus. 2 COMMENTS Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp That’s what I was thinking. One thought I come across later was whether he got fined for taking a solo Vertabreaker. Facebook Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Google+ Cesaro Comments are closed.last_img read more

Find out the surprise Hall of Fame entrant at No 2 during

first_img Twitter Pinterest Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Jeff Jarrett was a surprise entrant in the Men’s Royal Rumble.Jarrett, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame last year, entered the match at No. 2 interrupting Elias who kick off the match in the main event.Elias ended up breaking his guitar over Jarrett and eliminated him.Recap courtesy of Mike Tedesco’s live Royal Rumble recap:“The bell rings, and the 2019 Men’s Royal Rumble has started. Elias stomps away at Jeff Jarrett. Jarrett punches back at him, but Elias reverses a whip and clotheslines him down. Elias grabs his guitar, and he smashes it on Jarrett’s back. Elias then easily eliminates him.” Google+ Facebookcenter_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE announces Elias will withdraw from the King of the Ring tournament due to injury WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 WhatsApplast_img read more

House Communication By Minister Of Tourism The Hon Obediah Wilchcombe On Meetings

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:bahamas, OBEDIAH H. WILCHCOMBE Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCOMMUNICATIONBYTHE HON. OBEDIAH H. WILCHCOMBEMINISTER OF TOURISMAND MEMBER WEST GRAND BAHAMA AND BIMINIMEETINGS WITH MAJOR INVESTORS IN LONDONDATED: DECEMBER 9th, 2015Mr. Speaker,Following participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta, and the Climate Change Summit in Paris, attended by Heads of State from across the globe, the Prime Minister and his delegation spent two days in London last week, engaged in vital and fruitful discussions with major investor groups in The Bahamas.We took the opportunity of holding frank, timely and encouraging discussions with principals of the Hutchison Group headquartered in Hong Kong. This huge conglomerate is among the largest and most influential investors in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The Group recently underwent a restructuring of holdings and responsibilities under two umbrella companies, Hutchison Port Holdings Ltd. of which Mr. Canning Fok is Group Managing Director, and Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd. of which Mr. Raymond Chow is Group Managing Director. They travelled from Hong Kong to London for the meetings and were joined by divisional senior executives based in London, Hong Kong and Freeport. Hutchison Port Holdings Ltd. has responsibility for ports and CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited has responsibility for properties, real estate and resorts. Both of these entities have considerable investments in Freeport in the port, the airport, vast real estate holdings, hotels, and the Port Group of companies.Mr. Speaker,With the concessions of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement relating to real property tax, capital gains and income taxes expiring in February, 2016, the opportunity was taken to provide an update on the work of The Hawksbill Creek Review Committee and the steps being taken by Government regarding any proposed extension or otherwise of these particular concessions. Hutchison’s local representatives have participated fully in the Review process, and their senior executives provided useful responses and insights in relation to the concessions, the maintenance of their existing businesses, further investment, and the attraction of new investors to Grand Bahama.At the outset of the meeting, we reiterated the terms of reference of the Hawksbill Creek Review Committee and the need for a paradigm shift in the governance of Freeport having regard to present realities, including the expectations of both the people of Grand Bahama, and investor/licensees, the inertia, division and loss of strong/visionary leadership at the Grand Bahama Port Authority. We pointed out that it was important in this context for the Government to forge a strong partnership with the Hutchison Group in arresting this situation, and in maintaining a dynamic environment in which private investments would flourish and sufficient revenues generated to adequately meet public expenditure requirements, as was not now the case. While stressing the need for greater Government involvement in governance and regulation and stronger partnership between Government and Freeport licences, we pointed to the requirement for greater efficiency and flexibility on the part of both Government and the Grand Bahama Port Authority in ensuring Freeport’s competitive edge with the rest of the world with ever changing circumstances.Mr. Speaker, the executives of Hutchison Port Holdings and CK Property Holdings stated that they shared some of the same concerns raised by the Government. They had invested one billion dollars in Freeport and had not realized a satisfactory return on their investment. Their hotels particularly were sustaining heavy losses, nevertheless they kept meeting the shortfall and kept the hotels opened without laying off staff. Lighthouse Point hotel was being renovated for opening this winter season. They indicated that more airlift and marketing was needed to make the properties profitable, notwithstanding the major efforts being made in this regard by the Ministry of Tourism. The cost of operating Hutchison properties were also adversely affected by the high cost of labour in Freeport.Mr. Speaker,In committing to further investment in Grand Bahama including the Phase V expansion of the Container Port, in pursuing the development of a logistics centre and the development of their extensive real estate holdings, Hutchison Port Holdings and CK Property Holdings indicated that such further investment would require certainty on the extension of the expiring real property tax, capital gains and income concessions.Overall productive discussions were had in relation to the following:Early start of expansion of container port and related facilities.Pursuing with partners the development of the Air/Sea Business Logistics centre. Upgrade of the Grand Bahama International Airport and pursuant of a Public/Private partnership in its ownership and operator.Agreement for Waiver of Exclusivity between Freeport Harbour Company and Government in relation to cruise ports, offshore cruise moorings in Grand Bahama.Cruise port project for East Grand BahamaPlans and initiatives to re-invigorate the hotel, casino, golf courses, and real estate holdings.Timely completion of the Review of the expiring concessions under the Hawksbill Creek Agreement.Matters relating to the revitalization of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, licensing and regulatory functions.Mr. Speaker,The Mediterranean Shipping Company is a major owner of cargo vessels and cruise ships headquartered in Geneva, which are also partners with Hutchison Port Holdings in the Freeport Container Port. Mr. Diego Aponte, President and CEO of MSC Shipping, Mr. Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises and Mr. Gianluca Suprani, Head of Global Port Development and Shore Activities also travelled from Geneva to London, where we held encouraging and wide ranging discussions on their present and expanding investments in The Bahamas. They were given a similar briefing as provided to Hutchison Group on the Review of the expiring concessions under the Hawksbill Creek Agreement, the need for a strong partnership between MSC and the Government in relation to the future governance, regulation and development of Freeport, the revitalization of the Grand Bahama Port Authority and the attraction of new and value added business to The Bahamas.Mr. Speaker,MSC confirmed their readiness to proceed with the $250 million phase V expansion of the Freeport Container Terminal in partnership with Hutchison Port Holdings. Currently they move 1 million containers a year to Freeport and with phase V expansion that number will be doubled. In addition they will proceed early in the New Year with the establishing of a Marine Training School in Freeport. They will train and recruit Bahamians to staff their cruise ships and serve as mariners on both their cargo vessels and cruise ships in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, the Ministry of Transport & Aviation, The College of The Bahamas, and The Ministry of Labour & National Insurance, The National Training Agency and other local institutions.We finalized our discussions on a Heads of Agreement to be executed in Nassau next week relating to an imaginative and exciting Ocean Cay Port project and the aforementioned Grand Bahama initiatives. Work on the project which will be lushly tropically landscaped, include picturesque beaches, water sports, numerous attractions, entertainment, facilities, shops etc. to be operated by Bahamians. Due care and attention will be given to preserving the marine and natural environment. MSC will position a new class of cruise ships which will call at both Ocean Cay and Nassau, catering significantly to affluent Europeans.MSC has also shown interest in another major business opportunity in Freeport which would considerably impact the Freeport economy.During our discussions MSC executives indicated their strong confidence in the Government and economy of The Bahamas.Mr. Speaker,I should like to recognise the invaluable contributions of the delegation that participated to these London meetings which involved much advance preparation. The delegation led by the Prime Minister included the Minister of Tourism, The Honourable Obediah Wilchcombe, The Attorney General & Minister of Legal Affairs, The Honourable Allyson Maynard-Gibson, The Minister for Grand Bahama, The Honourable Dr. Michael Darville, Senior Policy Advisor, Sir Baltron Bethel, Chairman Hawksbill Review Committee, Dr. Marcus Bethel, Consultant Ministry for Grand Bahama, Mr. Albert Gray. Administrative support was provided by Mrs. Candia Ferguson, Director of Investments and Ms. Kristal Bethel, Director, Office of Senior Policy Advisor. Recommended for you Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Nowlast_img read more

2016 is Year of Romance for Caribbean

first_img Beaches Resort Turks and Caicos confirms indefinite closure in 2021 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Jan 2016 – The Caribbean region has declared that 2016 is the Year of Romance and one of the most romantic peoples in the world is in hot pursuit of Caribbean vacations. India entered seven new buyers of regional holidays who were at Travel Marketplace on Paradise Island, Nassau and according to Bahamas Director General of Tourism, Joy Jibrilu, the intrigue is for Indian weddings done Caribbean style. Jibrilu also said the Latin American and Brazilian markets are booming in interest as the Caribbean, the leading warm weather destination in the world, is also seen simply as ‘sexy’. The Bahamas will see a 30% boom in air arrivals thanks to a larger plane from British Airways and the Caribbean is generally trending upward as a popular spot for holidays- the report from 90% of the 32 CHTA members is that 2015 growth was “Strong to Moderate”. Related Items:caribbean, year of romance Beaches Resort does not owe TCI Gov’t; both sides want multi-million dollar dispute resolved Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Social Media on the job, what a study revealslast_img read more

Feeding South Florida seeking more volunteers and donations

first_imgPEMBROKE PARK, Fla. (WSVN) – A South Florida organization is asking for help as they continue to feed a need after Hurricane Irma.Feeding South Florida’s Pembroke Park headquarters is packed with food, water and other necessities that they have been collecting for storm victims in the Keys.The organization is currently on the lookout for monetary donations and more volunteers.If you’d like to help, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Seventeen Fires EIC on Maternity Leave People on the Move – 82416

first_img Wendoh Media has promoted Melinda Sheckells to the newly created role of editor-in-chief, where she will oversee all Wendoh titles. Ben Ward was also promoted to creative director of Vegas Seven, Zoneil Maharaj to director of digital content, and Ian Caramanzana to assistant editor. Mark Adams was hired as arts & entertainment editor and Jessie O’Brien was hired as editor of DTLV.com. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move: Meredith Corp. has hired Steve Crowe as VP of consumer marketing. Crowe joins Meredith from a position as VP, COO and general manager at Hallmark Data Systems. Prior to that, he was VP of consumer marketing at Time Inc. Hearst dismissed Seventeen editor-in-chief Michelle Tan. A Hearst spokesperson did not return a request for comment, but multiple sources close to the situation tell Folio: that Tan was on maternity leave. Tan, who reported to Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief and Seventeen editorial director Joanna Coles, is replaced in the interim by executive editor Joey Bartolomeo. Women’s Health has hired two. The Rodale brand named Marnie Braverman associate publisher and Lindsay Nickens national digital sales director for the brand. Hearst has named Andrew Amill publisher of EatingWell. Amill, previously VP of media sales for the Weight Watchers Media Group, replaces Deidre Finnegan, now associate publisher for Better Homes and Gardens.   Lea Goldman has left her position as executive editor at Marie Claire. She is now editorial director at Refinery29. Self named Dania Ortiz fashion director. She had been fashion market and accessories director there. Where there aren’t dismissals, there are high profile poaches. After weeks of personnel changes at the brand, Laura Brown is the new editor-in-chief of Time Inc.’s InStyle. Brown left her position as executive director at Hearst’s Harper’s Bazaar to fill the vacancy left by Ariel Foxman’s resignation in July.  Jane Keltner de Valle is joining Architectural Digest as style director. Keltner de Valle joins the brand from Glamour, also a Condé Nast publication, where she worked as the fashion news director. Her move comes weeks after Glamour and Self consolidated and laid off a handful of employees. Mark Rechtin was named executive editor of TEN: The Enthusiast Network’s Motor Trend. Rechtin joins the company from Consumer Reports, where he worked as a content development team leader for print and digital automotive coverage. It’s been a rather interesting week for high-level editors at women’s magazines. Real Simple editor-in-chief Kristin van Ogtrop left Time Inc. after 13 years at the brand. Sarah Collins, executive editor, will serve as interim EIC.last_img read more

Ask the Energy Desk What happens when our hydropower sources are frozen

first_imgSnow falls on the Governor’s mansion in Juneau. The capital city is under a winter storm warming, as of Monday, March 13. (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/Alaska’s Energy Desk)Parts of Interior Alaska, like Fairbanks, have been seeing record cold temperatures this winter. But in Southeast Alaska, the frigid conditions have had a direct impact on the way people power their homes.Listen nowJuneau has been noticeably cold. There have been below freezing temperatures for the past week, which is unusual for this time of year.Nancy Waterman said the frigid conditions got her thinking. She’s seen water trickling into nearby streams.“So I wonder what the condition of our hydroelectric reservoirs. Is it all frozen? Is it available to us?” Waterman asked. “Should Juneau-ites be conserving now since the weather forecast is for another week?”Alec Mesdag with Juneau’s electric utility, Alaska Electric Light & Power, said when it’s cold outside, nothing changes with the hydroelectric dam itself.“What changes is all the water that in the summertime would fall and flow into a reservoir is now frozen up on the side of a mountain,” Mesdag said.Juneau’s energy is supplied by four different lakes. Alpine water flows into each lake and when that water is released through turbines, you get electricity.“That only works if we have water in those lakes stored up in order to do that,” Mesdag said.So, Mesdag said the cold snap presents a two-fold problem: the water in the lakes is low and you’re likely cranking the thermostat at home.At this point, Juneau doesn’t have to use its backup power. But that’s not the case in other parts of Southeast.Swan Lake dam supplies energy to Ketchikan. (Photo courtesy of SEAPA Hydro)“As of this morning, we’ve burned 6,400 gallons of diesel,”Mark Adams said. He’s the Ketchikan Public Utilities Operations Manager.The city of about 8,000 has been running on diesel instead of hydropower since March 6. And it’s not the only one. Haines and Skagway have also been supplementing with diesel during the daytime.Adams said it’s the second time this year the city has been forced to make the switch, due to the chilly weather.“It’s pretty significant,” Adams said. “Colder weather, folks are heating their houses and the wind also draws a lot of heat out so that’s a big factor,”Adams said powering with diesel can be expensive. It’s caused a noticeable jump in the community’s electric bills.Petersburg and Wrangell share the same electric utility. But Ketchikan draws most of its electricity from a different lake.“Wrangell and Petersburg are colder than Ketchikan but we are significantly larger on our electric load,” Adams said.Meanwhile, back in Juneau, Alec Mesdag is basking in glow of lights still powered by renewable energy. He can’t say with certainty that they won’t have to go on diesel this year. He said Juneau’s at the mercy of the weather.“And that’s true of any year,” Mesdag said.Mesdag said Juneau looks like it’s going to be alright. But should we be waiting for the other shoe to drop? Or in this case, the level of the lake? Should we be conserving energy when it’s really chilly outside?Mesdag we should always be thinking about conservation, regardless of the season.“A lot of it actually comes down to what is your priority with how you use energy,” Mesdag said. “Some people prioritize how much their energy cost. Some people prioritize what the environmental impact of their energy consumption is and some people are just trying to get by.”In Southeast, we may be able to get by with heating our homes less. The forecast shows warmer, rainy weather in the weeks to come.last_img read more

Bella Thorne gets naughty with her new beau in public actress packs

first_imgBella ThorneBella Thorne Official Instagram (bellathorne)Bella Thorne seems to be bouncing back quite nicely. The actress recently made shocking claims and confessions on social media where she opened up about being sexually exploited all her life among other disturbing things.However, Bella was recently spotted in Italy in high spirits. Reportedly, Bella Thorne and her beau Benjamin Mascolo were spotted putting their romance on display as they shared a warm embrace on the water while on holiday in Benjamin’s native Italy. Apparently, they’ve been dating since April.Bella looked gorgeous in a skimpy tiger-printed bikini that showed off her curves. The pair was spotted packing on the PDA. Bella Thorne had recently opened up on social media about her troubled life and how she can’t blame anyone but herself.’What is wrong with me? Why do I always need Validation from everyone but mostly men,’ she began.  Bella ThorneBella Thorne Official Instagram (bellathorne)She continued: ‘Was it because I was molested my whole life … Exposed to sex at such a young age it’s all I know how to offer to the world … or is it because I was raised to think I wasn’t good enough. Not good enough for her or anything else.’Bella Thorne went on to confess some dark thoughts like how she was exposed to sex at such a young age and how it’s all she knows how to offer to the world. She goes on to wonder if it’s because she was raised to think she wasn’t good enough.It sounds like Bella Thorne wants to take responsibility for what happened to her and what she is feeling. Which might be a good start towards recovery. You can check out the pics here.last_img read more

Yahoo installs 20 gaming touchscreens in San Francisco bus shelters

first_imgIf you have to take the bus to work every day, then the wait to get on one can be pretty tedious, especially if the weather isn’t great. Your phone or a personal media player like an iPod touch can help past the time through access to games, but you may not want to have those devices on display while standing in the street.Yahoo! has come up with another idea that allows you to play games while keeping your belongings safely zipped up in a bag. Across San Francisco the company has installed 20 large touchscreen displays in bus shelters. These displays are networked together and offer up four games you can play against people in other shelters or on your own.The name of this new gaming concept: the Yahoo! Bus Stop Derby.Each game can be played solo or multiplayer and Yahoo! tracks the highscores which can be accessed online by anyone. The four games on offer are:Snap-HappyChatter ScatterSport-a-pultIncoming!Yahoo! want to bolster some competition so you choose a neighborhood to represent before playing. At the moment North Beach seem to be edging out Tenderloin for the high score top spot according to the official Bus Stop Derby website.Unfortunately, the touchscreens won’t be staying in the bus shelters permanently. Yahoo! will be taking them down on January 28. So if you live in the area go and check them out before it’s too late.Read more at KotakuMatthew’s OpinionWhile only one person at a time can use the touchscreen, it does look as though other bus shelter occupants enjoy watching from the pictures. It’s certainly a diversion that should make time pass more quickly to the next bus. If you’re really into a game you may actually forgo the bus ride to carry on playing.We don’t know why Yahoo! is going to remove the screens so soon. Maybe it was an experiment they hope to role out on a larger scale in the future? Or maybe they are just worried someone will eventually come along and smash or steal the large screens.It’s nice to see a bit of experimentation in public places with games, though. I’m sure it’s started a few conversations between people who otherwise would have just stood there silent waiting for their bus.last_img read more

Xray scattering and molecular dynamics simulations used to create realtime imaging of

first_img Citation: X-ray scattering and molecular dynamics simulations used to create real-time imaging of nanoparticle oxidation (2017, April 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-04-x-ray-molecular-dynamics-simulations-real-time.html © 2017 Phys.org This image illustrates that, as iron oxide undergoes oxidation, voids in the nanoparticles merge to form crescents. Credit: Alexandra Kirby / Y. Sun et al. / Science (2017) Watching rust transform into iron Humans have known for thousands of years, as Cadavid and Cabot note, that materials decompose, burn or rust, and have learned more recently that such changes occur at the atomic level. To learn more about such processes, scientists have studied them in depth, but have been partially limited by an inability to actually watch what happens at the atomic level. That may be changing, as the researchers with this new effort have developed a way to watch oxidation occurring at the atomic level in real time.The method involved combining a small-angling X-ray scattering technique with molecular modeling software to track in precise detail the oxidation process of iron oxide nanoparticles—all in real time.The technique allowed the researchers to see that empty spaces would form at the onset of the process, which fused together when they grew to a certain size, creating other larger crescent-shaped empty spaces. They also found that they could control the diffusion process with the empty spaces by altering the temperature and size of the nanoparticles. Journal information: Science Snapshots of the 3-D structure of iron nanoparticles in the course of the oxidation process, captured through large-scale reactive molecular dynamic simulations. These simulations enhance our understanding of processes like oxidation and corrosion, and build a foundation for developing integrated imaging techniques to control or manipulate these types of reactions. Credit: Subramanian Sankaranarayanan, Badri Narayanan, Yugang Sun, Xiaobing Zuo, Sheng Peng and Ganesh Kamath. Argonne National Laboratory/Temple Universitycenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers affiliated with Temple University and Argonne National Laboratory has developed a way to observe material restructuring at the atomic scale in real time. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their technique and what they observed as they followed the progression of oxidation at the atomic scale. Doris Cadavid and Andreu Cabot with Catalonia Institute for Energy Research offer a Perspective piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue, and also outline the history and difficulties associated with observing atomic-level changes occurring in a material. They note also that the newly developed technique is likely to have a major impact on how metals and other compounds are engineered in the future. Explore further Cadavid and Cabot suggest that the technique may herald the dawn of a new era in chemistry—the ability to watch the process of solids being modified at the atomic scale in real time, or slowed down for fast reactions. It could lead, they suggest further, to better controlling such processes, including finding new ways to prevent metals from suffering damage due to rusting. More information: Yugang Sun et al. Quantitative 3D evolution of colloidal nanoparticle oxidation in solution, Science (2017). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf6792AbstractReal-time tracking of the three-dimensional (3D) evolution of colloidal nanoparticles in solution is essential for understanding complex mechanisms involved in nanoparticle growth and transformation. We used time-resolved small-angle and wide-angle x-ray scattering simultaneously to monitor oxidation of highly uniform colloidal iron nanoparticles, enabling the reconstruction of intermediate 3D morphologies of the nanoparticles with a spatial resolution of ~5 angstroms. The in situ observations, combined with large-scale reactive molecular dynamics simulations, reveal the details of the transformation from solid metal nanoparticles to hollow metal oxide nanoshells via a nanoscale Kirkendall process—for example, coalescence of voids as they grow and reversal of mass diffusion direction depending on crystallinity. Our results highlight the complex interplay between defect chemistry and defect dynamics in determining nanoparticle transformation and formation.Press releaselast_img read more

NTPCs Super 30 Girls shine at IITJEE Mains

first_imgThe young girls enrolled under NTPC’s ‘Super 30 girls’ Program, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative introduced by India’s largest power generating company, have cracked the IIT JEE Mains. Five girls among the group of 18, who had earlier qualified for the IIT JEE mains have successfully come out triumphant in the final qualifying hurdle.The year-long residential program, implemented with an objective to coach students for IIT- JEE, belonging to economically weaker families, brought these young aspirants a step closer to realising their dream of studying in some of India’s premier engineering institutes. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAs part of this noble initiative, rolled out in association with the Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL), NTPC bears the entire cost of boarding, lodging, and coaching for the girl students belonging to underprivileged families. After the MoU signed between NTPC Northern Region Head Quarter in Lucknow and CSRL, New Delhi, NTPC & CSRL jointly initiated the Rs 77.03 lakh-program for 30 girls selected from families living in the vicinity of NTPC plants in the northern region. During the tenure of the project, the students were provided with free stay and food, and were imparted coaching and training to sit for entrance examinations (IIT/JEE/NIT) that would help them gain admission to eminent institutes in the country. Started on July 1, 2018, the program finally had 25 girls studying at the ‘NTPC Super 30 Girl’ centre in Varanasi.last_img read more

New TB drug inaccessible to many South AfricansNew TB drug inaccessible to

first_img*Article supplied by Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for more groundbreaking initiatives. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Only 3,000 patients worldwide have been treated with bedaquiline, and fewer than 200 with delamanid – only 2% of the 150,000 people around the world that could benefit.“MSF is treating some of the lucky few people in South Africa — and in fact the whole world – to receive access to strengthened treatment regimens including bedaquiline and delamanid,” said Dr. Jennifer Hughes of MSF in South Africa. “South Africa’s Department of Health has been a leader in accessing new DR-TB drugs, with over 1,750 patients receiving bedaquiline nationally since 2013.Ubuntu clinic (integrated TB/HIV) in Khayelitsha.Patients receiving bedaquiline in South Africa had 77% ‘culture conversion’ rates from TB-positive to negative, which is a promising sign that their treatment may ultimately be successful. Additional information from South Africa showed similar safety and efficacy even when bedaquiline was given together with antiretroviral therapy (ART) to TB/HIV co-infected people, another sign that this drug has the potential to transform DR-TB treatment in coming years.Delamanid, however, is not yet as widely available in South Africa.“TB is curable, yet it is now the infectious disease that kills the most people in the world,” said Dr. Grania Brigden, TB Advisor for the MSF Access Campaign. “We desperately need treatment that is easier for people to tolerate, that cures more people, and that is more available and affordable, otherwise it’s just deadly business as usual.”center_img Doctors Without Borders (MSF), other treatment providers in South Africa and globally have found that the first new drugs in half a century to be developed for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) are offering new hope to patients — but significant challenges remain to improve availability and affordability of these treatments.Current treatment regimens for DR-TB involve thousands of pills taken over two years, which can have devastating side effects and ultimately only work for 50% of people with multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB and 26% of people with extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB.Access to new drugs bedaquiline and delamanid along with ‘repurposed’ drugs — not specifically developed for TB but that have shown efficacy in treating TB — could be a significant step toward finding a shorter, more tolerable DR-TB regimen in the future.This is good news for South Africa, which has one of the highest burdens of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) in the world, with 30,000 new cases each year, over 18,000 people diagnosed and over 11,500 put on treatment in 2014.last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more Technology | February 16, 2012 FDA Clears Siemens TAVR 3-D Angiography Imaging Software FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more 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.center_img Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more Related Content Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more February 16, 2012 — Siemens Healthcare received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for syngo Aortic ValveGuide, an integrated image processing software that helps cardiologists and cardiac surgeons prepare and perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The syngo Aortic ValveGuide automatically reconstructs a 3-D representation of the aortic root from cross-sectional images acquired with the angiography system and provides the best projection angle for the valve replacement. The software selects anatomical landmarks and overlays the 3-D image with 2-D images acquired during live fluoroscopy, enabling the physician to obtain real-time 3-D guidance in the patient’s body while navigating the new valve to its intended location. This groundbreaking software, which is now available to customers, reflects the spirit of Siemens Healthcare’s Agenda 2013 – a recently announced two-year initiative designed in part to strengthen the Healthcare Sector’s innovative power and competitiveness.During the minimally invasive TAVR intervention, an artificial aortic valve is inserted via the femoral artery or through the apex of the heart. syngo Aortic ValveGuide provides the physician with automated 3-D guidance by segmenting the aortic root in 3-D mode from images created using the angiography system. With the aid of anatomical landmarks in the 3-D vessel representation, syngo Aortic ValveGuide calculates the exact perpendicular view on the aortic root. The C-arm adjusts to the corresponding angulations for live fluoroscopy, enabling the physician to precisely position the new valve. Consequently, as soon as the software overlays the 3-D image of the aorta with the 2-D live fluoroscopy, the cath lab cardiologist – or, respectively, the heart surgeon in the hybrid OR – can begin the intervention. Since syngo Aortic ValveGuide only requires a short fluoroscopy time prior to the procedure, the patient’s exposure to radiation and contrast can be reduced considerably.Prior to syngo Aortic ValveGuide, users had to rely on preprocedural (or intraprocedural) CT, manually co-registering it with live fluoroscopy and overlaying it on a live fluoroscopy image to determine the correct angulation. This process required additional steps and highly skilled personnel. The new syngo Aortic ValveGuide uses syngo DynaCT Cardiac – Siemens software that processes CT-like cardiac images from images acquired using the angiography system.For more information: www.siemens.com/healthcare 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 last_img read more