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Province Awards Contract for HRM Broadband Provider

first_imgEvery resident of Halifax Regional Municipality will have access to high-speed Internet service as a result of a $1-million contract announced by the province today, Aug. 13. The contract with OmniGlobe Networks is part of the Broadband for Rural Nova Scotia initiative which will make Nova Scotia one of the most connected jurisdictions in North America. OmniGlobe joins EastLink and Seaside Communications to ensure that broadband services are available in all corners of the province. The $75-million initiative is on schedule and all Nova Scotians will have high-speed access by the end of 2009. Economic Development Minister Angus MacIsaac said OmniGlobe will provide broadband access to about 1,300 civic addresses in HRM. The addresses were not part of a separate broadband initiative by the municipality earlier this year. “We are pleased that the unserved areas of rural HRM are now included in the Broadband for Rural Nova Scotia initiative,” said Mr. MacIsaac. “OmniGlobe specializes in remote and complex Internet connections and is well suited to connect the remaining residents, businesses and agencies scattered throughout the municipality.” OmniGlobe Networks Inc. is a Canadian global telecommunications company based in Montreal. The company has wireless Internet projects in a number of countries. It has offices in the United Kingdom, Ontario and Quebec, and is expanding into British Columbia and Nova Scotia. “OmniGlobe is looking forward to partnering with the government of Nova Scotia and welcomes this opportunity as a wonderful fit for our expertise in wireless Internet,” said Jason Neale, CEO of OmniGlobe Networks. “Engineering and regulatory work will begin immediately in order to bring quality broadband service throughout rural HRM.” Although 80 per cent of Nova Scotia has broadband access, about 200,000 Nova Scotians, 93,500 dwellings and 5,600 businesses are not served with affordable, reliable high-speed access to the Internet. The Broadband for Rural Nova Scotia initiative will close this gap completely. The cost of the initiative is being shared by the provincial and federal governments and the three service providers. An expert evaluation team selected OmniGlobe as the successful bidder based on a combination of a number of factors including the company’s experience with the proposed technology, the approach to the project based on its business model and technical expertise, the sustainability of service, and its ability to meet the desired completion date within reasonable costs. For more information on availability of OmniGlobe Broadband in HRM go to the website, www.omniglobebroadband.com , contact the company by e-mail at info@omniglobebroadband.com or call 1-888-365-OMNI(6664). Information about the Broadband for Rural Nova Scotia initiative and its progress, is available on the website at www.gov.ns.ca/econ/broadband .last_img read more

SpiderMans continues weaving magic in week 2

first_imgNew Delhi: Tom Holland’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is going steady at the Indian box office, and has registered business of over Rs 73 crore since its release on July 4. The Jon Watts directorial follows the aftermath of “Avengers: Endgame”. . “Spider-Man: Far From Home” collected Rs 61.06 crore in its opening week. The film minted Rs. 2.6 crore on Friday, Rs 4.70 crore on Saturday and Rs 4.80 crore on Sunday, taking the total to Rs 73.16 crore (nett),” revealed the film’s publicity unit. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot Trade expert Taran Adarsh feels the Hollywood film has done exceptionally well, considering the cricket World Cup was on in full swing at the time of its release. “‘Spider-Man Far From Home’ braves new and holdover titles as well as cricket matches, yet does well in Weekend 2,” he tweeted. The film released in India in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions. Hollands co-stars with Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders and Jon Favreau, among others.last_img read more

10yearold boy man commit suicide in separate incidents

first_imgNoida/Ghaziabad: In two separate incidents of suicide, a 10-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself with the ceiling fan at his house in nithari area of Noida while in another a 30-year-old makeup man with a private news channel hanged himself to death inside his house in Vaishali area of Ghaziabad on Wednesday.In first incident reported from Noida, 10-year-old Sumer Das, native of Murshidabad district in West Bengal lived at a rented house along his family in Nithari area. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plasticCops said that his father is a e-rickshaw driver while his mother works as a house help at nearby residential sectors. “The incident came to light around 11 am on Wednesday when the boy was alone at home.” “When the mother came back home from work, she spotted the child hanging with the ceiling fan and rushed him to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead,” said Rajbir Singh Chauhan, Station House Officer at Sector 20 police station of Noida. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The parents told police that the boy had urged his father to take him along on his daily ride on Wednesday morning but he denied as it was raining. Somehow, the boy got mentally depressed due to this and he took the extreme step to end his life,” added Chauhan. In another incident, 30-year-old Nitesh Kashyap allegedly committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan at his residence in sector -5 Vaishali area of Ghaziabad. Police have received a suicide note from the spot. Cops said that the suicide note revealed that the deceased had a dispute with his wife and family. He also said that he loves his wife and family very much but taking the step under mental stress. “We have not registered any case into the matter as no complaint has been received. Police recovered a suicide note in which the deceased said that no one should be held responsible for his death,” said Sandeep Kumar Singh, SHO of Indirapuram policestation.last_img read more

Amy Schumer Calls For Tougher Gun Laws

first_imgAmy Schumer has joined a senator in calling for tighter background checks for gun buyers after two people were shot to death during a screening of her movie, Trainwreck.“These shootings have got to stop,” she said. “I don’t know how else to say it… No one wants to live in a country where a felon, the mentally ill or other dangerous people can get their hands on a gun with such ease.”The actress and comedian has joined with Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat who is her second cousin once removed, in calling for a bill to better screen the mental health records of those people who want to buy guns. John Russell Houser, the man who opened fire during the movie screening in Lafayette on July 23, had a long history of mental health problems.“I was heartbroken when I heard about Columbine and Sandy Hook and Aurora and so many other names of places that are seared into our memories,” she said, “and I was heartbroken again when I heard about Lafayette. And I still am.”Find out more here.last_img read more

Protesters block Cape Breton causeway to raise awareness about Mikmaw womans murder

first_imgChief Rod Googoo says the 45-minute march on the Canso Causeway will shine a spotlight on the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous woman across Canada and hopefully shed some light on what happened to Bernard.He says the young woman was a “sweet and innocent child herself,” and that her death has left the community in a state of shock and grief.The We’koqma’q band council in Waycobah is offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the woman’s murderer.RCMP Cpl. Jennifer Clarke says police will be on site today, ensuring the safety of the group and allowing them to “peacefully express their views.”She says police will keep the group to one lane of the causeway and keep the other lane open for emergency vehicles.Cassidy Bernard was the mother of six-month-old identical twin girls, Mya and Paisley.“She must have been an angel from God, because nobody gets blessed very often to have that opportunity to have identical twins,” said her mother Mona Bernard in an interview last week with APTN News.Mona said Cassidy “was just a master” at mothering. “She was just a queen of these babies.”news@aptn.ca-with files from Justin Brake (Photo: Angel Moore/APTN)The Canadian PressProtesters blocked a causeway connecting Cape Breton Island to mainland Nova Scotia today in an effort to raise awareness about the unsolved murder of a local Mi’kmaw woman.Cassidy Jean Bernard, 22, was found dead in her We’koqma’q home on Oct. 24.Annie Bernard-Daisley, Cassidy’s cousin and a band councillor for We’koqma’q, told APTN News Cassidy was “very community-oriented,” and that the young mother “went to every community function that there was with her little babies.Police are calling the woman’s death “suspicious,” and say the two infants _ in the home at the time of the incident _ were not harmed.last_img read more

I have been typecast TIGER

first_imgYou started your career in 2014 with Heropanti. Are you happy with the way the last five years have panned out for you? Oh yes! I am very happy. I feel extremely blessed that I received acceptance with my first film itself. I have seen ups and downs. And then, I saw a very big up recently with Baaghi 2. So I think I have been all over the place in terms of the graph of success. Right now, I am in a very good phase in my professional life. I have no complaints. I am very happy with what has happened in the last five years and with the way my career is shaping up. We have seen you in high-octane, actions films. Student Of The Year 2 (SOTY2) is quite a departure for you. Yes, you are right. It is an altogether different world for me. I feel like an alien in this world. But it was so much fun shooting for this film. It was such a breeze. It is a light-hearted, fun film. And that is all we have to offer the audience. We want them to come, get entertained and have a good time. What prompted you to take this detour? It was not like I wanted to do something I had not done before. It was just that I wanted to cater to my audience, which primarily comprises youth and kids. I thought it was the perfect chance to reach out to them. Speaking of your audience and fans, do you think social media has helped you connect with them? Yeah! The youth is on social media. But we have to be aware that social media is not even 1 per cent of India. India is massive. With the kind of films that I do, I want to reach out to our heartland. My films do not only serve niche audiences in a particular part of the country. I want to reach out to the whole of India. Does social media put any kind of pressure on you, considering it is part and parcel of being a star in today’s times? Well, it is both pressure and a strength. There are both, pros and cons. You are obviously sharing your life with a lot of people out there on social media, so you have to be careful. You cannot be sensitive about everything that you read and see. What was it like working with two newcomers? Did it take you back to 2014? It did not take me back to the time when I started out because Ananya (Panday) and Tara (Sutaria) did not seem like newcomers. When I started out, I was very raw. These two are on the ball, well-prepared and confident. They, along with Punit, call me a ‘diva’ and a ‘bully’ but that is completely false. In fact, I was the one being bullied! Not once did I throw my weight around or boast about my stardom. (Laughs) You, Tara and Ananya share a great camaraderie as is evident from the trailer, the songs and the promotional events. Tell us something about your on-set dynamic. Tara, Ananya and I are very comfortable with each another. We had a great dynamic on the set and this has translated onto the big screen. That is why it feels organic and natural whenever we are performing with each other. Earlier, there was a script written for SOTY2 that had no dancing or action sequences. Then they rewrote the script because those elements are your forte. How do you feel when scripts are written with you in mind? It felt so good! I mean, people are tailoring films for me. It makes me feel like I have definitely made it, somehow. People see the potential in my audience. When they write something keeping me in mind, they are catering to my audience as well. I think that reflects positivity. Your director, Punit Malhotra, told us that despite being a born star, you are very humble. In an industry like this, where people are prone to being swayed by success and attention, how do you manage to stay level-headed? I guess my father helps me stay grounded. He has not changed through all these years. His background and where he comes from has helped us stay humble. He has given me a great childhood. In fact, both he and my mother have helped me stay level-headed. I do not take anything for granted. And my goal in life is to give them the best life possible. (Smiles) At the song launch of Mumbai Dilli di kudiyaan, Punit said that SOTY2 is based on sports and sports is something that should be promoted more through our films. What is your take on that? I absolutely agree with him. Since we live in a tech-savvy world, it is even more important to get off our chairs and our phones. The sedentary life that we lead today is not the best thing for the human body. It is important to take part in some sort of activity, whether it is dance or sport. After doing so many action films, do you worry about being typecast? I have already been typecast. And I love that it has given me an identity. There is so much competition today. How does one stand out? Whenever people hear the name ‘Tiger Shroff’, the first thing that pops into their minds is ‘action hero’. Akshay Kumar is known as ‘Khiladi’, Hrithik Roshan is known as the ‘God of Dance’ and Shah Rukh (Khan) sir is referred to as the ‘King of Romance’. All these megastars have an identity. The fact, that people have already given me an identity in my short career means that I must have made some sort of an impact and I have touched some people in some way. Do you plan to break the mould if an opportunity presents itself? That is what I am trying to do with SOTY2. I am not playing a one-man army. I am not playing a superman. You will see me bleed and cry when people bully me. I am the underdog in this film, where I am fighting a battle to come back. I am praying that it works. Tiger, which was that one moment when you felt you had arrived? (Pauses) Baaghi. It was not like Baaghi was my first hit. Heropanti was also a hit. It is just that people started taking notice of me after Baaghi. It is not like it went into my head. I wanted to work harder to believe that there was more to myself. With Baaghi, I got to explore my potential. It opened to Rs 12 crore, which is huge for a newcomer. Sajid (Nadiadwala) Sir and a lot of other people who have been in the business said it was unheard of for a newcomer to clock these numbers. Will we get to see you sharing screen space with your father, Jackie Shroff, any time soon? Yes, if we get the right script! What is next for you? I am doing a film with Hrithik Roshan. It will release in October. After that, I start Baaghi 3.last_img read more

Morocco Makes Great Strides to Reduce Energy Dependence US Ambassador

Rabat – Morocco has made great strides to reduce its energy dependence, U.S. Ambassador in Morocco Dwight L. Bush said Wednesday.“The Kingdom has made great strides to reduce its energy dependence, and I am very impressed with the significant investment mobilized to promote the energy sector, including renewable energy,” the U.S. ambassador told MAP following a meeting with Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment Abdelkader Amara.Morocco represents the future of the energy sector in the region, Bush said, adding that the Kingdom serves as an example for neighboring countries wishing to reduce their energy dependence. Regarding Morocco’s energy strategy, the U.S. diplomat said he visited Ouarzazate solar complex, a project that uses the most advanced technologies and demonstrates the relevance of Morocco’s choices in the field of renewable energy read more

At UNbacked meeting worlds least developed countries urge partnerships to boost productive

“The conference is an invaluable opportunity for Governments, the United Nations, private sector and civil society to come together to strengthen and expand multi-stakeholder efforts towards significant and robust partnerships,” said UN High Representative for Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS).In a press release from his Office, Gyan Chandra Acharya added that traditional development partners, emerging countries in the global South, and the LDCs themselves have a shared responsibility to do more to ensure that partnerships are transformative. The four-day Ministerial Conference on New Partnerships for Productive Capacity Building in the Least Developed Countries, will identify innovative methods to improve the productive capacity of LDCs – a key priority of the 2011 Istanbul Programme of Action, which charts out the international community’s vision and strategy for the sustainable development of LDCs for the next decade. Focusing on policy framework and institutions, the development of value chains, infrastructure and access to energy and international support measures, the Benin meeting will also focus on appropriate means of implementation including through addressing cross-cutting issues namely gender and women empowerment, employment and sustainable development. Increasing productive capacities in the LDCs is a defining challenge and an opportunity to eradicate poverty and achieve and sustainable development in the decade to come. “Development partners should be encouraged to do more by channelling aid to support productive capacity building in the LDCs, leveraging aid to encourage investment flows and facilitating trade and promoting technology transfer in a coherent manner,” Mr. Acharya said. In addition to focusing on development partners, the meeting will make policy recommendations on official development assistance (ODA), South-South cooperation, remittance earnings, and domestic resource mobilization. These suggestions are expected to contribute to discussions on the proposed sustainable development goals (SDGs). As it stands, the majority of LDCs will not meet most of the Millennium Development Goals by 201, according to a UN-OHRLLS report published last September. The survey cautioned that most of those countries continued to face structural challenges, as well as the destructive impact of climate change. The report did have some good news, however, namely that after years of economic stagnation, the LDCs are now achieving progress with some signs of structural transformation. Also speaking ahead of the meeting, the Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, called for sustained, inclusive and people-centred development in the LDCs. The key for LDCs is to “diversify into new, sustainable, job-rich, productive sectors so as to transform the structure of their economies, while building an environment in which development gains are broadly shared,” he said. read more

Week in Brussels – week ending Friday 31 July 2015

DOWNLOAD1.     ACEA – Commercial vehicles registrations +12.9% in first semester 20152.     Greece crisis – Greek PM may call early election3.     German Finance Minister suggests changes to European Commission responsibilities4.     Further EU referendum negotiations to take place with EU leaders5.     House of Lords EU committee report on renegotiation published6.     Week aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

UK Supreme court offers youngsters chance to dress up as a judge

Cases to be examined include Bull and another v Hall and another, which involved a gay couple who were refused a double room at a hotel, and Isle of Wight Council v Platt, a case concerning a father who was fined and later prosecuted for taking his seven-year-old daughter to Disney World during school term time. The workshops, run in conjunction with Royal Holloway University’s School of Law and led by law lecturer Dr David Yuratich, will explore the legal issues involved, how and why they reached the Supreme Court and the implications of the judgments.Attendees will also have the chance to take behind the scenes tours, and have a Q&A session with the court’s chief executive Mark Ormerod.For younger visitors, there will be arts and crafts sessions, a judges’ dress-up box and a ‘Legal Eagle Trail’ to guide children through the court’s exhibition area.Tickets are free and available here. The first session is on August 24. The inside of the Supreme Court 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. The inside of the Supreme CourtCredit:Gareth Fuller/PA Of the many childhood joys, dressing up and pretending to have an adult job is one of the favourites.There are children who imitate their teachers, telling off parents if they talk between themselves in the classroom (which is actually the kitchen) and threatening them with the naughty step.There are youngsters who grab the garden hose, defying any hosepipe ban, in a bid to put out an imaginary fire in the lavender bushes, shouting “nee-naw” as they run to the rescue.And now, the UK Supreme Court, not known for its playfulness, is opening its doors to people young and old, who want to see what happens in a courtroom – and crucially –  want to dress up as a judge, put on a famous long white wig and shout guilty at an innocent party.In a series of summer open days, starting later this month, workshops will explore notable cases that have been heard by the highest court in the land. read more

Amec Foster Wheeler awarded contract by Codelco for mineral processing facility in

first_imgAmec Foster Wheeler has been awarded an engineering services contract by Codelco for a new secondary ore grinding processing facility at the Chuquicamata copper concentrator facility in northern Chile. Codelco is the biggest copper producer in the world by volume, and Chuqui is one of the world’s largest copper mines. Modifications to the existing ore milling plant will substantially improve the copper plant efficiency and increase copper recovery in the SAG mills section of the Chuquicamata plant by reducing the particle size of the final product. The value of the contract was not disclosed. Work has begun and is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2015.Under the contract, Amec Foster Wheeler will provide engineering services, including design and field engineering support, for the new secondary ore grinding processing area. The new facilities planned include a new ball mill, a hydrocyclones building, pebbles recirculation material handling, a mineral ore pulp transportation system and a new copper concentrate plant to produce copper-molybdenum concentrate.“We are very pleased to have been awarded another contract by Codelco,” said Dave Lawson, Global Leader, Mining & Metals Markets, Amec Foster Wheeler. “This project will be executed by our office in Chile and this award reflects the strong relationship we have developed with Codelco in recent years.”last_img read more

Magnetation opens Plant Four – more iron ore concentrate

first_imgMagnetation has successfully produced its first iron ore concentrate at its new plant, Plant Four, located near Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  Magnetation said the new plant has begun operations one quarter ahead of schedule and three quarters ahead of the original project schedule. “The Plant Four design and construction effort is one of the finest project executions I have seen in my 40 years in the industry. Despite significant weather and engineering challenges, the Plant Four team along with our contractor partners has achieved first concentrate production less than ten months after the first concrete pour. The project was completed in world class speed with no lost time accidents,” said Larry Lehtinen, CEO of Magnetation.  “Plant Four will be our largest concentrate production plant and we expect that it will also be our lowest cost concentrate operation.  We anticipate it being a flagship operation providing high paying jobs on the Iron Range for many decades to come.”Plant Four will have a production capacity of 2 Mt/y of concentrate once it’s fully operational. The iron ore concentrate from Plant Four will supply Magnetation’s new pellet plant facility located in Reynolds, Indiana, which began operating in September 2014.  Magnetation now employs approximately 500 people between its Minnesota and Indiana operations.Magnetation LLC is a joint venture between Magnetation, Inc. (50.1% owner) and AK Steel Corp (49.9% owner).  Magnetation recovers high-quality iron ore concentrate from previously abandoned iron ore waste stockpiles and tailings basins. It owns three iron ore concentrate plants located in Minnesota at Keewatin, Bovey and Grand Rapids, and a 3 Mt/y iron ore pellet plant in Reynolds, Indiana.last_img read more

Column Promissory note deal savings should be spent on relieving youth unemployment

first_imgTHE DEAL ON the promissory note is good news for Ireland, but the choices the Government makes with its new-found budgetary latitude will be its real test. It should not escape attention that the group which is today suffering from the highest levels of unemployment, are being diverted into lower tier employment conditions, and parallel withdrawal of social and educational provisions are the same ones who will be approaching retirement themselves in 35 years when this debt matures. Committing to rebuilding the economy for this generation would mark this Government out as more far-sighted than its predecessors but it will require brave choices.The Government finally has some evidence to show the public that it is delivering on its pre-election promise of debt relief. Trinity College Economist Philip Lane has estimated that based on a relatively conservative nominal GDP growth of 2 per cent a year, the value of the debt in 2048 when it matures will represent around 7.4 per cent of total GDP as opposed to a colossal 15 per cent today. Calculations of the interest rate in the meantime leave some hostages to fortune but, based on current conditions, they will be relatively low. While Ireland remains heavily indebted and economic growth is stagnant, the path to recovery at last looks sustainable in its own right – as opposed to requiring the application of some heavily rose- tinted spectacles.Youth unemployment and crimeHowever, such a recovery may be an empty achievement unless the intergenerational issues which have developed during this crisis are addressed. Ireland’s economic crash has disproportionately affected young workers, with youth unemployment at 39 per cent nationally and as high as 50 per cent in the worst affected cities. Research has shown that even in the event of an economic upswing, these effects are long- term. Studies on the economic prospects for college graduates who enter the labour market in a recession show they will earn on average 17.5 per cent less per year, and more importantly, that these effects can persist for up to 17 years.Young people are much more likely than older people to be unemployed – by a factor of two in some areas, and by as much as a factor of four in others. Experiences in other countries tell us that if this trajectory continues, it will leave more than individual tragedies in its wake. The wider consequences for society of long-term youth unemployment are well documented and wide- ranging. The motivations for the 2011 London riots are subject to ongoing debate, but most agree that the roots of those problems can be found in youth unemployment.While older people are more likely to be afraid of crime, young people are much more likely to be victims of crime. In 2006, the last period for which figures are available, Irish people aged from 18-24 were five times more likely to be victims of crime than people aged over 65+.  Those under 44 were more than two and a half times more likely to be victims of crime than those over 45. Young men in particular have worst affected by unemployment, and are also the group most likely to be victims of crime.EmigrationIn 2011, an Irish person aged between 15 and 24 was more than four and a half times as likely as someone over 45 to emigrate, and a person under 45 was about 10 times as likely to emigrate as someone over 45. There are certainly reasons why younger people may be more likely to emigrate at less cost than their older peers, but for many, emigration is a last resort.The breadth and scale of government reform efforts since Labour and Fine Gael came to power betrays the fact that so far, this crisis has gone to waste. Reform of the public service has favoured current workers at the expense of new and younger hires. Progress on political reform has become progressively more simplistic and less ambitious. Interest groups have been largely effective in maintaining the budgetary status quo and while schemes like JobBridge are welcome and effective to a degree, their limitations are well documented.There is at last some small opportunity for a departure from the politics of necessity which we have seen over the past three years, where the constraints of the crisis meant that governance felt like the absence rather than the presence of choice. Narrow as it is, the new budgetary space that this deal provides offers the best way for the public to understand the real values and goals of this government. Addressing unemployment is difficult but the first steps must be through meaningful retraining and educational opportunities. A principled commitment to equal conditions for new and young workers as Croke Park 2 is negotiated should be a high priority of the government. Governance could be improved by filling some of the open positions on our overwhelmingly grey state boards with younger candidates. Ambition and commitment to address these most pressing problems are the only way to halt the worsening generational divide.Legacy of debtTypical of Irish dark humour, within hours of the debt deal being made, a picture went viral on several Irish Facebook group pages. It depicts a twist on a classic scene from Father Ted’s famous caravan episode with a revised caption: Father Ted explains to Dougal “this debt is large… and this debt is far away”.Ignoring distant problems contributed to this crisis, and exacerbated it at its height. But far away doesn’t mean gone, and it doesn’t mean resolved. When it comes to the children and grandchildren of today paying the costs of this generation’s mistakes, it cannot be an excuse for inaction.When the time comes to pay off the principal on the debt in 2038, the younger generation and their own retirement funds may not appreciate the legacy they have been bequeathed.Dan Hayden is a PhD Candidate at the UCD Regulation and Governance, specialising in public regulation, and an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Scholar. Dan is currently looking at how the terms of employment for new entrants have been affected by the crisis. If you are a young person employed on very different terms or pay than your older peers, he would like to hear from you at dan.hayden@ucd.ie.last_img read more

Review Uruguay – France

first_imgA first-half header by Raphael Varane and a second-half howler by Fernando Muslera gave France a 2-0 victory over Uruguay and a place in the 2018 World Cup semi-finals.#URUFRA | The teams are in… ?#URU #FRA#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/G6nBdJMPKC— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) July 6, 2018As expected, Edinson Cavani wasn’t in Uruguay’s starting lineup for the first quarter-final of the 2018 World Cup played in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. In the 15th minute, Kylian Mbappe was left all alone inside Uruguay’s box following Pavard’s cross and Giroud’s header. Mbappe had time to choose what to do and could’ve let the ball fall down if he wanted to. He didn’t and tried to beat Muslera with his head, something the 19-year-old did ineffectively, showing he still has much to learn. The rough Uruguayans sent several French players to the ground with strong, borderline booking tackles. Giroud, Hernandez and Pavard were all victims of such challenges.Antoine Griezmann, Ligue 1Griezmann says stopping matches for anti-gay chanting is a “good thing” Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 France forward Antoine Griezmann supports the Ligue 1 compromise to stop matches if there are anti-gay chants coming out from the supporters’ groups.The game flowed as anticipated. France had most of the possession, but their passes were nowhere near their opponent’s penalty area. Uruguay looked dangerous when sending more men forward, but that happened very rare. Lucas Hernandez made a mistake in the 33rd minute and had to foul Nandez to prevent a counter attack. He ripped his shirt and earned a yellow card. The Uruguayans played to their forte, which is defense, and looked very calm doing so.Bentancur earned the game’s second yellow card for a heavy challenge on Tolisso, a card which would see him miss a potential semi-final. On the ensuing free kick, Griezmann saw Raphael Varane escape his marker and sent the cross in the perfect moment. Varane caught the ball with his head and found the corner of Muslera’s net. France scored the only way we thought they won’t be able to. It was the first time Uruguay fell behind in the World Cup. Two minutes later, Oscar Tabarez’s men nearly equalized the same way. Martin Caceres got at the end of a cross and just as everyone thought the ball would cross the goal line, Hugo Lloris stretched and made one of the saves of the tournament.In the 60th minute, Tabarez made two substitutions – Maximiliano Gomez for Christian Stuani and Cristian Rodriguez for Rodrigo Bentancur. It was a sign that Uruguay was getting ready to go for the tie. Then, Loris Karius visited this World Cup in the form of Fernando Muslera and France increased its lead to 2-0. Griezmann took what looked like a harmless shot. The ball did have some movement, but it was no excuse for Muslera’s howler. Terrible timing for a horrible mistake. In the 68th minute, Mbappe did his best Neymar impression, falling to the ground after Cristian Rodriguez touched him. Diego Godin wasn’t happy and tried to force PSG’s forward to get up. It led to a tense scuffle that lasted for about two minutes and ended with bookings for both Rodriguez and Mbappe.Tolisso had a shot on goal in the 73rd minute go over the bar. Jonathan Urretaviscaya replaced Nahitan Nandez after that. The next change was Steven N’Zonzi for Corentin Tolisso. If the Uruguayans had some hope with one goal down, Griezmann’s goal killed their chances. They needed to push forward, but didn’t have the players to do that. Furthermore, the French used the extra space to hide the ball and shorten the game. The South Americans couldn’t take the ball away, let alone create chances. Dembele was given a couple of minutes at the end. He entered the pitch in place of Mbappe. The match wasn’t over yet when Jose Maria Gimenez’s tears covered his face. After five agonizing minutes of stoppage time, Nestor Pitana blew the final whistle and officially send France to the semi-finals.last_img read more

Poll Half do not believe Morrisons should be held liable for data

first_imgEmployee Benefits poll: Half (50%) of respondents think that Morrisons should not be held partly liable for the data breach of its employees’ payroll information.Last month the supermarket chain lost a challenge to a High Court ruling in December 2017 that found it vicariously liable for a data breach leading to payroll data of around 10,000 staff being posted online.A straw poll of www.employeebenefits.co.uk readers, which received 66 responses, also found that 27% of respondents believe that the employer should be held partially responsible for employees’ data being shared.The remaining 9% of respondents said they didn’t know where the responsibility lay for the data breach.The Morrisons case results from Andrew Skelton, who was senior auditor at the organisation’s Bradford headquarters, posting workers’ names, addresses, bank account details and salaries online in 2014. He was jailed for eight years for the offence in 2015.In the first data class action in the UK, 5,518 of the employees sought damages through the courts for the distress caused.The employer has signalled its intention to appeal the latest decision in the Supreme Court. How does your organisation help employees manage workplace stress? Have your say in our latest poll…last_img read more

Marlins pitcher and mascot surprise kids on first day of school

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Students at a Miami Beach school were greeted by an iconic mascot on their first day.Marlins mascot Billy the Marlin and pitcher Caleb Smith welcomed students at the Fienberg Fisher K-8 Center as they headed to class, Monday morning.Students were all smiles as they received goodies and took pictures with the mascot and pitcher.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Three killed 11 hurt in Colombia mall blast

first_imgLocals stand next to a shopping center following an explosion inside the building which -according to authorities- left three dead and eleven injured, in Bogota, Colombia. Photo: AFPThree people including a young Frenchwoman were killed and 11 others wounded Saturday when an explosion rocked an upscale Bogota mall, the mayor said.“This cowardly terrorist attack at the Centro Andino mall is deeply distressing,” Mayor Enrique Penalosa said, without giving details on who may have been behind the blast.The French national was 23 years old, he said.The other two victims were women ages 27 and 31, police and firefighters said, without giving their nationalities.President Juan Manuel Santos condemned the attack and ordered National Police chief General Jorge Nieto to investigate.Police said an explosion tore through a restroom in the mall crowded with shoppers ahead of Father’s Day, located in an upscale area of the Colombian capital that is popular with foreigners.last_img read more

Heidi M Anderson Named President of UMES

first_imgBy Matthew Ritchie, AFRO InternDr. Heidi M. Anderson is the next president of University of Maryland Eastern Shore, the school announced July 17.The move quickly filled the void left after former president Dr. Juliette Bell stepped down earlier this month. Bell had been the UMES president for six years. During her tenure, UMES’ pharmacy program, started by Dr. Thelma B. Thompson in 2010, propelled itself into the Top 10 producers of African-American pharmacists list. Bell awarded the program’s charter class their degrees in 2013. She increased student success during her time as president, with the school achieving its highest four-year graduation rate in 14 years. Her presidency was characterized by growth and advancement.Dr. Heidi M. Anderson takes over as president of University of Maryland Eastern Shore from Dr. Juliette Bell. (Courtesy photo)Dr. Anderson will look to continue the tide of success brought by Dr. Bell.Anderson brings an impressive level of qualifications and experience to the presidency. She holds a Ph.D in Pharmacy Administration from Purdue University, and brings with her 20 years of experience in roles of leadership in higher education. Before her appointment, she was the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where she managed a $35 million budget and oversaw 22 academic departments and over 40 academic majors. She paved the way for new degrees in the fields of computer science, engineering, and clinical mental health counseling at TAMU-Kingsville.Under Anderson’s leadership, the university showed considerable growth in multiple areas. They increased the number of dual-enrolled students, research spending increased by 4.6%, and she helped to secure $2.5 million in funding to support faculty development and student success. While she was in charge, multiple academic programs underwent accreditation reviews, producing considerably successful results.Before her tenure at TAMU-Kingsville, from 2013 to 2015, Anderson was the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. There, she managed a $37 million budget as the university’s chief academic officer. She also promoted minority enrollment at the university, leading initiatives which increased African-American (28.4%), Hispanic/Latinx (22.7%), and Native American (1000%) enrollment.“I am thrilled to be appointed the 16th leader of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore,” Anderson said in a statement. “I embrace UMES’ focus on high-quality teaching and on producing knowledgeable citizens capable of leading and competing regionally, nationally, and globally.”Anderson’s hire will take effect September 1.______This article has been updated.The previous version said UMES’ doctor of pharmacy program was established during Dr. Juliette Bell’s presidency. The program was started by Dr. Thelma B Thompson in 2010: Dr. Bell awarded the program’s charter class their degrees in 2013. The AFRO regrets the error.last_img read more

Carestream to Demonstrate Touch Prime Ultrasound Systems at AIUM 2017 Conference

first_img News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Related Content The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. March 22, 2017 — Carestream Health will show its Carestream Touch Prime and Touch Prime XE ultrasound systems at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine convention, March 25-29 in Orlando, Fla. Both premium systems are designed for general diagnostic imaging use in radiology.Carestream’s systems eliminate the limitations of traditional Doppler ultrasound by visualizing and measuring velocity even when flow is perpendicular to the acoustic beam. The resulting measurements are angle independent, which can create greater accuracy. This technology also visualizes blood flow in all directions — including axial and transverse — to provide more comprehensive information about hemodynamics for use in diagnosis.The platform’s advanced SynTek Architecture simultaneously provides enhanced spatial detail with increased frame rates for improved visualization of moving structures, while optimizing image formation to reduce noise and artifacts. This architecture is a significant step forward from serial line-by-line acquisition of conventional systems, according to Carestream. By combining information independently obtained from multiple transmissions, this architecture synthesizes a transmit beam that is narrow not only at a single point or region in the image but over the entire spatial area, which leads to higher image quality.  Carestream offers 13 transducers that address radiology, OB/GYN, musculoskeletal and vascular imaging requirements. A direct transducer interface to the ultrasound processing board delivers lower noise and higher image quality, and four transducers can be connected simultaneously to any of the system’s four ports. A novel single touch of a button on the transducer allows freezing, storing and printing of images.The Touch Prime XE is capable of frame rates in excess of 100Hz while maintaining enhanced imaging detail, and includes optional features such as a DICOM package, barcode and RFID badge readers. An integrated gel warmer delivers added convenience and patient comfort.The Touch Ultrasound platform’s design features a sealed, all-touch control panel that combines the speed and flexibility of a soft user interface with the tactile feedback of traditional keys. Etched marking for primary controls equips the user to easily locate key functions without looking away from the image display monitor. For more information: www.carestream.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 22, 2017 Carestream to Demonstrate Touch Prime Ultrasound Systems at AIUM 2017 Conference System design enhances views of moving structures, eliminates angle limitations of traditional Doppler ultrasound 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more center_img News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read morelast_img read more

Facebook open sources a set of Linux kernel products including BPF Btrfs

first_imgYesterday, Facebook open sourced a suite of Linux kernel components and tools. This suite includes products that can be used for resource control and utilization, workload isolation, load balancing, measuring, monitoring, and much more. Facebook has already started using these products on a massive scale throughout its infrastructure and many other organizations are also adopting them. The following are some of the products that they have open sourced: Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) BPF is a highly-flexible Linux kernel code execution engine. It enables safe and easy modifications of kernel behaviors with custom code by allowing bytecode to run at various hook points. Currently, it is being widely used for networking, tracing and security in a number of Linux kernel subsystems. What can you do with it? You can extend the Linux kernel behavior for a variety of purposes such as load balancing, container networking, kernel tracing, monitoring, and security. You can solve those production issues where user-space solutions alone aren’t enough by executing the user-space code in the kernel. Btrfs Btrfs is a copy-on-write (CoW) filesystem, which means that instead of overwriting in one place, all the updates to metadata or file data are written to a new location on the disk. Btrfs mainly focuses on fault tolerance, repair, and easy administration. It supports features such as snapshots, online defragmentation, pooling, and integrated multiple device support. It is the only filesystem implementation that works with resource isolation. What can you do with it? You can address and manage large storage subsystems by leveraging features like snapshots, load balancing, online defragmentation, pooling, and integrated multiple device support. You can manage, detect, and repair errors with data and metadata checksums, mirroring, and file self-healing. Netconsd (Netconsole daemon) Netconsd is a UDP-based daemon that provides lightweight transport for Linux netconsole messages. It receives and processes log data from the Linux kernel and serves it up as a structured data. Simply put, it is a kernel module that sends all kernel log messages over the network to another computer, without involving user space. What can you do with it? Detect, reorder, or request retransmission of missing messages with the provided metadata. Extract meaningful signal from the data logged by netconsd to rapidly identify and diagnose misbehaving services. Cgroup2 Cgroup2 is a Linux kernel feature that allows you to group and structure workloads and also control the amount of system resources assigned to each group. It consists of controllers for memory, I/O, central processing unit, and more. Using cgroup2, you can isolate workloads, prioritize, and configure the distribution of resources. What can you do with it? You can create isolated groups of processes and then control and measure the distribution of memory, IO, CPU and other resources for each group. You can detect resource shortages using PSI pressure metrics for memory, IO, and CPU with cgroup2. With cgroup2, production engineers will be able to deal with increasing resource pressure more proactively and prevent conflicts between workloads. Along with these products, they have open-sourced Pressure Stall Information (PSI), oomd, and many others. You can find the complete list of these products at Facebook Open Source website and also check out the official announcement. Read Next Facebook open sources QNNPACK, a library for optimized mobile deep learning Facebook introduces two new AI-powered video calling devices “built with Privacy + Security in mind” Facebook’s Glow, a machine learning compiler, to be supported by Intel, Qualcomm and otherslast_img read more